Sadly, due to the Tier 4 Covid restrictions our showroom within the Preston Antique Centre has not been able to re-open  to the public after the Christmas and New Year holiday.

We would like to assure all our customers that we remain open 24/7  to all enquiries and sales via our website during this period. 

The situation does appear to be worsening by the day so further national restrictions look increasingly likely.

STAY SAFE .... let's hope for better times in the coming months, and  that the vaccination program can be rolled out without any unecessary delays.

We are delighted to announce that our showroom within the Prestn Antique Centre has re-opened its doors today, 1st July, following the Covid-19 closure. It is now open 7 days a week, as normal.

As a non-essential retail business, and following government instructions, please note that the Preston Antique Centre is closed to members of the public from 2pm Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.

Whilst it is not possible to visit our showroom within the Antique Centre at this time we continue to trade on-line via the website, as normal. As a dealer within the Centre we can request access by appointment  with the owners into the Antique Centre to collect and deposit stock, provided the recommended social distancing and hygiene standards are adhered too. Our carriers are also working so nationwide deliveries can also be undertaken.

Thankyou to all our loyal customers and suppliers for their patience and understanding during this unprecedented health crisis.

In the meantime, David is continuing to refurbish and polish the many pieces purchased in the last month or two.... there's no feet up and rest for the wicked !!  He'll be delighted to hear from you if you wish to buy, sell or just want some sound and honest advice.

We are plesed to advise clients that with Christmas looming we've lowered the prices on a wide range of Furniture and Collectables, effective 1st November 2019.

If you are looking to treat yourself this Christmas, or for a gift idea for family or friends, take a scroll through our Current Stock portfolio. We've always been highly regarded for our competitive pricing..... so  some of our prices may just surprise you. We frequently see people paying far more at auction than we are selling the same items for... and we've spent time and effort refurbishing and polishing them to top condition !

Our Preston Antique Centre  showroom is currently very well stocked, so much so that we are turning pieces down  from private sellers that we'd most definitely buy if we had more space. It's well worth a visit, not only to see our own stock, but the 3 floors from over 30 other top quality dealers.  Alternatively, David is always pleased to answer any questions clients may have on the telephone or by email.

Arrived today at our Preston showroom......

5' Robert Mouseman Thompson Oak Dining Table, circa 1970, refurbished at Robert Thompson's.

4 x Lattice Back Dining Chairs, circa 1970...... refurbished and re-leathered by Robert Thompson's Nov 2010.

2 x Lattice Back Dining Chairs, circa late 70s...... excellent original untreated aniline cow hide.

5' Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Oak Sideboard, circa late 70s, refurbished at Robert Thompson's

3' Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Oak Writing Bureau,  circa late 70s, we will be cleaning and re-waxing.

All  purchased directly from the private original owners family.

Contact us for further details

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Interest in 'Mouseman' is international and this collective of smaller gift and home accent pieces is being carefully packed ready for a new life in Tasmania, Australia.

Bon Voyage !

We regularly supply smaller items via international parcel post all over the world. Larger items require the services of specialist antique shippers...... we'll be pleased to discuss your requirements.

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SALE NOW ON........ on selected lines.

Please contact us for any further details.

LOOK - New  Stock Arrivals !

After a very successful  start to 2018 we've been extremely busy behind the scences re-stocking. Here's a sneeky preview of what we currently have in our storage room at the Preston Antiques Centre. For the 'eagle-eyed' there's a chance to spot an item you maybe looking for before it goes on active sale in  our Preston showroom, and onto our website. 

Please contact us if there's anything  you see which you'd like to discuss further, we are happy to reserve items for clients, subject to certain conditions. Viewing can also be arranged by appointment as this storage area is not open to the public.

The images below were taken in mid April, further new items are being purchased weekly so it's not complete. Please note that they are images of the items 'as purchased', we'll be pleased to discuss pricing for  any items as they are or in our usual cleaned / refurbished condition. Items  recently purchased include:

Robert ' Mouseman' Thompson

Monks Chair
2 x Smokers Chairs
Lattice Leather Stool
Rocking Chair
2 x Cow Stools
4'6(w) Bookcase with Sliding Doors
Standard Lamp
2 x Octagonal Coffee Tables
Craft / Sewing Box
6' Dowel Top Refectory Dining Table
Large/Tall Pedestal Octagonal Occasional Table
Nest of Tables
Large tavern Table
3' Bed with Irons
Large Cow Stool
4' Tall Bookcase
Bedside Bookcase
6' Dowel Top Refectory Table with 2 x 6' Bench Seats
3'6 Serving Table
4 Leg Large Octagonal Coffee Table

Wilf 'Squirrelman' Hutchinson

Hanging Corner Cabinet
Small Bookcase
2 x Dished Top Stools

Albert 'Eagleman' Jeffray

7' Dining Table & 6+2 Lattice Back Dining Chairs
Serving Trolley

Colin 'Beaverman' Almack

Bookcase with Glazed Sliding Doors  & Cupboards
Spinning Chair

Alan 'Acornman' Grainger

Large Glazed Corner Standing Display Cabinet
Standard Lamp
Dining Table & 6+2 Chairs

Thomas 'Gnomeman' Whittaker

Bedside / Side Cupboard
4'2 Table with Bench Seat

Other Craftsmen

Stanley Webb Davies Set of 6 Dining Chairs
Arthur Simpson of Kendal Oval Occasional Table
Rabbitman 3' Coffee Table
Rabbitman Book Trough
Sid Pollard Nest of Tables
Rowley Gallery Arts & Crafts Inlaid Marquetry Picture

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Available Now..... includes a number of rare and bespoke 'Mouseman' pieces

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Apologies to all our clients for the inactivity on the website in the last week or two.  We've been  extremely busy with a  family house move back over the Pennines to our native Lancashire, to be nearer our parents, relatives and many long standing friends.

Having completed this week on the sale of our home for the last 21 years in Kirkby Fleetham, Northallerton, we are currently renting a property in Morecambe / Lancaster whilst we search for our ideal home in the North Lancs / South Lakes / Western Yorkshire Dales area.

Our main showroom in the Preston Antiques Centre is unaffected by this change of home address and at present we retain the lockup storage facility we have in Northallerton. The Preston centre is open 7 days a week for viewings and sales, the Northallerton unit is by appointment only as it is  1 1/2hours drive away and is a secure gated facility.

David will be pleased to answer any questions clients may have.

January Sale Now ON......Ends 31st January

The prices quoted are for bank transfer, cheque or cash payment only.

Merchant payments (credit/debit cards, paypal etc) incur transaction fees so please contact us for the best pricing possible.


New in and available now, a wonderful collective of Sid Pollard's work comprising:

Three tier oak serving trolley, £ 420
Dropleaf oak coffee table, £390
Dressing stool, £ 295
Occasional stool, £ 275

They'll all be listed on the website in the coming days, in the meantime please contact us if you require any further details.

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We've purchased an exciting assortment of items in the last week which we've photographed below in 'as acquired' condition. All except for the circa 1950s breadboard are from the family and close relatives of a former mouseman craftman who joined Robert Thompson's straight from school in the late 1960s and worked for them until the mid 80s.

All are to be cleaned and prepared for sale over the next few weeks, after which they'll be photographed and listed separately on the website.

Includes some unusual bespoke made pieces, so should anything be of interest, we would suggest clients contact us for further details asap.


New in and available now, a 1930s early breadboard and book trough and a later 1960s book trough. All from the same single family ownership from new.

Please contact us for further details.

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We are delighted to announce the arrival of a collection of  fully adzed Thomas 'Gnomeman' Whittaker and Peter 'Rabbitman' Heap furniture from a private single estate. The Rabbitman pieces with original invoices. Photographed in-situ they have been lovingly cared for but will nevertheless be cleaned and re-waxed in our workshop prior to sale. The items include:

Gnomeman 6' Glazed Corner Cabinet.
Gnomeman 3'6" Bureau.

Rabbitman Bespoke 3'4" Kneehole Dresser with Mirror
Rabbitman 5' Sideboard
Rabbitman 4'6" Divan Headboard

Further Rabbitman pieces are due in 27th July from another private source, including a  Nest of Tables and Serving Trolley.




We are pleased to announce  the arrival late w/c 14th March of a superb 1930s Mouseman bedroom furniture suite, direct from the surviving original owners family whose timber merchant business supplied top quality English oak to Robert in the pre and post war period. The suite comprises a rare burr oak duet stool, 2 x 3' burr oak beds with side irons and sprung metal bases,  large 4'6" x 6'1" burr oak double wardrobe, 2'6" x 4' chest of drawers and large bespoke dressing table mirror. Excellent provenance and condition, although dry and in need of a rewax, which will be undertaken prior to sale. Some images of the pieces taken in-situ are enclosd below. Please contact us directly to register your interest. 


Welcome everyone to our refreshed and updated website which has taken three months of diligent work by our web designer Mark Banks at Packhorse Design and ourselves to come to fruition. We hope that all our website visitors will find viewing the website an easy and pleasurable experience. Our aim all along has been to maintain all the best elements our regular clients have liked about the original website, whilst simplifying the page and catalogue navigation and incorporating the latest layout and viewing technologies.

A summary of the main amendments is detailed below, but our main recommendation is to scroll and click around the should all soon make sense !

  • Most of the website is now 'responsive' which means the pages reformat automatically to display neatly and ensure they are readable on a wide range of devices with varying screen sizes. Tablet and smart phone users in particular will find the viewing experience greatly improved. The product catalogue software is not quite as responsive as we'd hoped and we've had to accept a few minor compromises which are most noticeable on smart phone screens. Switching between portrait and landscape modes, as appropriate  for optimum viewing, resolves all the issues we've encountered in testing over the last few weeks.
  • We've simplified the product categories down to 'Furniture' and 'Collectables'. Clients can also still search by 'Craftsman/Manufacturer which continues to list current stock pieces first and sold items following on.
  • The image gallery for individual pieces is now scrollable, a feature we know will be welcomed by many regular website visitors.
  • Our sold archive remains but is now a separate section on the main menu.

Dont hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties navigating around, or you find any major errors we've not spotted and rectified yet.



We are pleased to announce reduced prices on the following items:

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson  Writing Bureau, DS1407, was £5495 now down to £ 5,225.

Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes Table & 4 Chairs, DS1363, was £1745 now down to £ 1,335.

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Dressing Stool, DS1222, was £545 now down to £ 495.

Derek 'Lizardman' Slater Glazed Corner Cabinet, DS1321, was originally 1495 now down to £ 1,165.

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Bookcase, DS1394, was £1095 now down to £ 985.

Chris 'Catman' Checksfield Spinning Stool, DS1379, was £395 now down to £350.

Alan 'Acornman' Grainger Table Lamp, DS1351, was £120 now down to £105.

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Dressing Stool, DS1229, was £ 545 now down to £495.

Alan 'Acornman' Grainger Standard Lamp, DS1352, was £220 now down to £ 190.

Best wishes to all our customers for a happy and healthy New Year from all the team at David Siddall Antiques in Northallerton and the showroom staff at the Preston Antiques Centre.

Just in and now available for sale a Robert Mouseman Thompson Glazed Corner Display cabinet. 1960s made in superb condition with the early period adzing to the frame and panels. This piece also features five shelves (three is standard) and a later fitted internal light. Know to have been in the prior ownership of Paul Golding's family. Paul was senior carver at Thompson's from 1947 until his retirement in 1987.

Full details will be put onto the website very soon, please contact us in the meantime to discuss.

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