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Stock ref: DS1594

Circa 1970s/80s

A superb Nest of Tables from the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Of typical rectangular form with adzed tops and each table supported on four octagonally carved legs with matching mice carved to the right front leg of each table. 

Always difficult to find in the condition we require, this Nest has been extremely well looked after and, following a clean and re-wax in our workshop, presents in excellent condition in a warm golden honey colour.

Sizes: Lge 60.5(w) x 37.5(d) x 47.3(h)cm
          Med 50(w) x 31.7(d) x 42(h)cm
          Sml 39.2(w) x 26(d) x 36.5(h)cm 

£ 1100

Stock ref: DS1545

Circa late 1950s / early 60s

An excellent example of a vintage Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Oak Four Branch Ceiling Chandelier. Features a central octagonal ceiling boss supporting a central octagonally carved port with four radiating arms, each fitted with upwards facing antique brass light fittings. The whole piece is adzed in line with early mouseman craftsmanship and a  fine  trademark mouse  is carved in high relief  to the centre stem. 

Privately acquired from the original owners family home in York, together with a 1950s octagonal table  and  bespoke monks chair,  it was in working order prior to removal from the ceiling. However, the wiring was in a dreadful and unsafe condition on examination so all the original wiring has been replaced with new 3 core earthed flex, fitted to new earthed antique brass bulb holders.

Wonderful rich colour and aged patina, just a slight splinter loss visible to the top of the ceiling boss around the screw holes (see image gallery below)

High quality english parchment shades can be purchased directly from Robert Thompson's if required.

The current design of these 4 branch chandeliers costs £ 1,780 to purchase new from Robert Thompson's Craftsmen Ltd making this vintage  adzed piece  superb value.

Size: 44(dia) x 51(h)cm overall, ceiling boss 17.5(dia)cm.

Reserved 24/5/16

Stock ref: DS1634

Circa 1930s

An rare and impressive large early 4'6" (w) x 6'1"(h) burr oak panelled Double Wardrobe from the Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson of Kilburn workshops. Adzed all over, in line with early craftsmanship, externally it features a penny moulded top frieze, twin panelled doors, panelled sides and traditional wrought iron door fittings which feature a very early square screw head design.(A small slotted and certain sized pozi/phillips will also fit allowing removal of the screws.) The interior is in excellent clean condition and features a full length oak hanging rail and rare three drawer storage fitted to both sides. 

Medium fumed from new it presents in excellent condition with a wonderful rich aged colour, heightened by a fresh coat of wax.

Excellent provenance, privately acquired directly from the  surviving family of the former timber merchants and oak supplier in the pre and post war period to Robert Thompson, together with a professional house contents insurance valuation dated 1943, confirming the early age of this and other bedroom furniture pieces we have purchased  from this estate. Full details can be provided to the purchaser.

Please see the NEWS section  of our website for initial details of the other items. These will be listed on-line as they are prepared for sale.

We would remind prospective purchasers that these wardrobes are both heavy and bulky, requiring 2 or preferably more people to move safely. They must also satisfy themselves prior to purchase that there are no restrictions preventing moving it to their intended room.Unlike the modern made smaller 4' x 5'6" wardrobe, earlier made wardrobes were not constructed to be easily dismantled.

Size: 136.5(w) x 47(d) x 185(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1546

Circa  early 1950s

A superb earlier made ocagonal Coffee Table from  the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Features an excellent quarter sawn single plank adzed  top with wonderful medullary ray graining, standing on adzed pedestal legs, as only found on earlier made examples of these  highly popular tables, and crossed sledge feet. A particularly large and 'well fed' mouse is carved in high relief to one leg. Superb rich colour and waxed condition, free from staining, just some minor nicks to the body of the mouse carving, thought to be cat/dog bites.  Privately acquired locally from the original owners family.

Size: 50(dia) x 46(h) cm

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Stock ref: DS1593

Circa 1980

A superb  example of the popular Nest of Tables from the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Of typical rectangular form with adzed tops and each table supported on four octagonally carved legs with matching mice carved to the front leg of each table. 

Always difficult to find in the condition we require, this Nest has been extremely well looked after and presents in excellent stain  and damage free condition (the darker areas visible on the largest table top are just natural wood and grain variations). Medium fumed the tables present in a warm golden honey colour.

Size: Lge 61(w) x 37.8(d) x 47.5(h)cm
        Med 50(w) x 32(d) x 42.2(h)cm
        Sml 39.5(w) x 26.5(h) x 36.5(h)cm

£ 1100

   

 

Stock ref: DS1588

1937

An excellent example of an early Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Burr Oak Panelled Sideboard. Adzed all over in line with early craftsmanship and featuring a rear upstand, two short over three long drawers, flanked either side by two full height burr oak panelled cupboards each with  wrought iron fittings and two fixed shelves within. Burr oak panels to the sides and a wonderfully executed trademark mouse carved in high relief to  the front left canted corner.

The sideboard presents in excellent condition following a sympathetic clean and re-wax in our workshop. The top is now clean of any staining or ring marks, the drawers and cupboards are generally very clean with just the expected light usage marking of a  Mouseman piece this age. The clean and re-wax has really brought up the rich aged colour and graining pattern and texture of the burr oak.

A known piece, recorded in Robert Thompson's order book and ledgers volume G, page 225 Feb 1937 H Preston, Burnley, 5'4" long sideboard £ 20.

Size: 160(w) x 49(d) x 93.5(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1616

Circa late 1940s

An excellent example of an earlier made Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Bench Seat. Adzed to all visible surfaces in line with early manufacture. The  1 1/2" thick single plank top sits on 1 3/4" trestle style legs and sledge feet, joined by a pegged and arched stretcher. A good trademark mouse is carved in high relief to one of the legs.

Previously sold by us about three years ago, it still presents in superb condition having been cleaned and re-waxed in our workshop prior to the original sale. We are now re-selling on behalf of the buyer as the piece is not being used.

We originally acquired this piece privately from a Teesdale family estate, the vendor advising it was bought by her late father in about 1960 from a sale held at Ampleforth Abbey/College, togetehr with other Mouseman dining pieces.

Size: 1529w) x 35.5(d) x 46(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS1592

Circa 1960s

A superb example of the large freestanding oak Corner Cupboard from the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Adzed tothe top and all the framework with panelled sides and twin opening panelled doors which open to reveal three internal fixed shelves. Traditional wrought iron fittings and standing on carved octagonal legs with a signature mouse carved to one front leg. 

It presents in superb condition inside and out following a clean and re-wax in our workshop, medium fumed from new and clear wax finished.

These corner cupboards are now rare to the market and have not been available to purchase new from Robert Thompsons for 30 years.

Size: 106(w - corner to corner) x 67(d - front to rear corner apex) x 147(h)cm.

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Stock ref: DS1589

Circa 1940s/50s

An excellent pair of vintage Robert Mouseman Thompson Bookends with distinctively early carved mice and a wonderful rich natural depth of colour. Lovely condition, very minor flattening to the tails from polishing over the years.

Size: 9(w) x 9.8(d) x 15(h)cm

£ 595

Stock ref: DS1599

Circa 1940s/50s

A superb example of the popular and sought after earlier made Mouseman Fruitbowl, characterised by the mouse carved  to the exterior of the bowl. From the early 1960s onwards the bowl diameter was enlarged but made shallower and the mouse carved in the centre of the bowl. Azed and tooled all over, free from any damage, staining or repair and with a wonderful natural colour.

Size: 25(dia) x 7.5(h)cm.

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