Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, Bespoke Early Oak Blanket Box

Stock ref: DS2601

Circa 1950

A most interesting and highly unusual bespoke commissioned solid oak Blanket / Storage Box from Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. By family repute it was commissioned in 1950, however the design  is clearly much earlier and reflects the early domestic furniture designs Robert was experimenting with in the  early 1900s. These designs themselves owed much to the inspiration Robert found in medieval architecture and furniture design.

Of tapered rectangular form with adzing all over, including the rear and insides of the  side legs, with wrought iron hinged lid and a signature mouse in low relief carved to the front of the box. Carved detailing and wrought iron pinning  to the  sides and shaped detailing to the side feet.

Superb condition inside and out with a rich deep darker fumed colour.

An excellent piece for collectors.

Size:  107(w) x 37.5(d) x 53(h)cm