Displaying items by tag: Robert Thompson

Stock ref: DS2775

Circa 1960s

An excellent example of  an earlier made 10" version of the  highly sought after solid oak Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Table Lamp. Of typical form, adzed all over on a square base with leaf forms carved to the corners and a central octagonally carved stem with top collar. Newly re-wired with a period braided 3 core wire and new antiqued brass BC22 bulb holder. A lovely well carved signature mouse to the centre stem.

Excellent condition and rich deeper fumed  and aged colour.

Size: 9.5(w) x 9.5(d) x 25.5(h)cm

£ 625


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Stock ref: DS2809

Circa 1970s

An excellent solid oak pedestal 3' tall Plant / Display Stand on a carved and flared octagonal base, octagonally carved central stem and octagonal pot base. Excellent signature mouse carved to the stepped base. Rich darker fumed and waxed colour.

The top showing minimal usage marking.

Size: 31(dia) x 91.5(h)cm

£ 890


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Stock ref: DS2826

Circa 1940s / 50s

An excellent pair of the rare and highly sought after Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Squirrel Carved Oak Bookends.  The squirrels beautifully observed and carved sat eating acorn nuts. Trademark mice are carved running along the tops of each bookend.

Privately sourced, in excellent overall condition and a rich fumed and aged colour, just the tiniest of nibbles on the ear tip of one squirrel which is shown in the image gallery below. It's rare to find them in such good condition as they are prone to damage, especially around the ears which commonly snap off if the pieces are dropped or knocked over.

Size: 9.5(w) x 12.2(d) x 20(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2779

Circa 1940s/50s

An excellent example of the extremely popular earlier made 9 3/4" diameter solid oak Fruitbowl by Robert Thompson, the 'Mouseman' of Kilburn. Tooled all over  with a signature mouse carved to the exterior side of the bowl. From about 1960 the bowls have been larger but shallower, and the mice have been carved to the centre of the bowl.

Excellent overall condition and aged colour, no wood splits or repairs, very minor marking in the bowl from usage.

Size: 24.5(dia) x 7(h)cm

£ 890


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Stock ref: DS2525

Circa 1950s/60s

A wonderful example of  the  popular earlier made Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson solid oak Ashtray. Good depth of colour, excellent  and characterful high backed mouse with no losses to the mouse.

Size: 10(w) x 7.5(d) x 4(h)cm

£ 225


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Stock ref: DS2820

Circa 1980s

An excellent example of a pair of solid oak Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Bookends. Adzed tooling to all visible surfaces with large signature mice carved to each front sloped facet.

Excellent condition and waxed colour.

Size: 9.5(w) x 9.5(d) x 15(h)cm

£ 495

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Stock ref: DS2817

Circa 1980s

An excellent example of the popular Robert Mouseman Thompson solid oak Fruitbowl.  11 ½" diameter, adzed and tooled to the interior and exterior of the bowl with a well shaped and carved signature carved mouse in high relief to the centre of the bowl.

Excellent waxed condition and colour.

Size: 29(dia) x 6(h)cm

£ 550


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Stock ref: DS2828

1970 / 71

WOW.... a simply stunning bespoke commissioned one-off Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Carved Oak Phoenix, carved by Stan Dodd's, complete with original correspondence to and from Robert Thompson's and original invoice. Ordered June 1970, finished and invoiced in November 1971. Beautifully observed, the phoenix with curved outstretched wings is rising from a flaming nest,  Stan's signature mouse  running through the flames on top of the nest.

It's never previously been offered to the market, with a wonderful back story as to why it was commissioned.  The original owners property was called Phoenix Cottage, having been re-named as such as it had been rebuilt  having been badly damaged by a V1 rocket in WW2. The carving, and an earlier 1950s made hall /console table, were later bequethed to their friends and next door neighbours, from whom we have purchased both pieces privately. Dry stored in recent years it was very dry and dusty, but fully intact with no damage or repairs, just the expected wear to the baize lining on the base from being out on display at Phoenix Cottage.  Following a sympathetic clean and a clear re-wax it now presents in immaculate condition.

It has everything  a serious Mouseman carving collector could want.... it's genuinely a one-off bespoke piece, full provenance, immaculate condition, carved by Stan Dodds.

Size: 25.5(w) x 8(d) x 31(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2823


A rare  early bespoke commissioned  Oak Pegged Coat Rack featuring  6 long and 5 shorter  handmade pegged hooks set into a fully adzed 5'8" long  plank of oak. Possibly of longer length originally as it is known to have been made for Lord Rochdale as part of the fittings in the 'Oak Room' at Gunnerside Lodge, a commission undertaken by Robert in 1930. Brief details are recorded on page 143 of the book:  Mouseman, The Legacy of Robert Thompson of Kilburn and fuller details are  contained in Robert Thompson's own historical ledgers.

All the pegs are structurally sound and the whole piece presents with a rich waxed dark fumed colour with a large very well carved early mouse to the top bevelled edge. There's evidence on the rear of the original metal stud / nail wall fixings and several later drilled holes front to rear. New brackets have been fitted to the rear for wall hanging. There's also some old minor inactive wood worm on the rear, particularly in small areas of sap wood which would naturally be more appealling for the beetle larvae.

Previously sold by us in 2019, we are delighted to have been able to buy it back privately from a significant Mouseman collector.

Size: 171(l) x 15(d) x 22.3(h)cm

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Stock ref: DS2827

Circa 1930s/early 40s

A superb  statement piece of early 'Mouseman' furniture bespoke commissioned for a close family relative, a solid english oak mirror backed  Hall Settle & Coat Stand from the Kilburn workshops of Robert Thompson. It's a striking and imposing piece, standing 6'6" tall and 3'10" wide and will look fabulous in a hall way or country kitchen. Features a signature penny moulded top above an adzed panelled back  inset with a mirror and 6 hat / coat pegs, surrounded by arts and crafts chip carved detailing. The seat base with two open stick / umbrella holders, a lift up seat with compartments inside and a panelled front and sides, standing on octagonally carved feet. A trademark mouse carved beautifully in high relief  to the front upright.

Superb condition, cleaned of minor paint spashing and re-waxed with deep chestnut brown darker fumed colour tones. 

Previously sold by us in 2018, we are delighted to have been able to buy it back privately from a leading Mouseman collector.

Provenance: commissioned for Percy Cartwright's sister & hence by family/relative decent. Percy Cartwright (1900-1988) married Robert Thompson's only child, Elsie (1906-1994), their children and grandchildren in turn taking over the family business which continues today.

Size: 117(w) x 40(d) x 197.5(h)cm

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