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Stock ref: DS2088

Circa 1970s

Size: 42(w) x 36(d) x 45.5(h)cm

£ 430

Stock ref: DS1970

Circa 1960

A superb example of a Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Oak Two Tier Trolley, ideal as a traditional dinner serving wagon or a versatile storage side table. Deeper fumes from new it has a beautiful natural depth of aged colour. Of traditional rectangular design with four corner posts with shaped tops, a trademark mouse carved to one of them.

Sympathetically cleaned of  the expected ring stains to the two flat surfaces then sealed with a modern wax/oil finish to add resistance to water and other staining, prior to a final top coat of wax. The original Kendrick Shepard castors were clearly past their best so we've purchased a new set, as they can still be purchased today. 

Size: 86(w) x 39(w) x 70(h)cm

£ 695

Stock ref: DS2086

Circa 1930s

A superb set of 8 early English Oak Panel Back Dining Chairs from the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson.  The set includes 2 of the larger carvers / armchairs. The chair frames are adzed all over in line with early craftsmanship. The 6 standard dining chairs feature the earlier cow hide seats which are stretchd over the seat frames and the early stretcher design. The full set of chairs were refurbished and re-leathered at Robert Thompson's in 2009, and they remain in excellent condition with a rich deep golden brown colour tone.

This set would cost £ 8,080 to purchase as a new set today, it therefore represents superb value at just :

£ 6,495

  

Stock ref: DS2087

1934

A superb example of an early 3' wide single bed from the Kilburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson, featuring burr oak inlaid panels to the adzed headboard and footboard, joined by adzed oak side rails which have been recently fitted with modern slats, as now used by Robert Thompson's on their new beds. Dated 1934 to the centre of the headboard, a signature mouse carved to the upper side edge of the footboard.

Superb darker fumed rich colour and excellent condition, ready to use with a modern single bed mattress.

Easily assembled and disassembled for transport.

Size: Headboard 100(h)cm, Footboard 69(h)cm

£ 3,250. Reserved 30/3/19

Stock ref: DS2026

1930

A bespoke commissioned Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Oak Hat and Coat Stand, standing on an adzed four section 2' flat platform base  with a typical early mouse carved prominently to one foot, supporting an adzed octagonally carved and tapering central column. The octagonal top has 8 pegs and 4 wrought iron hooks.

Sympathetically cleaned and re-waxed it presents in excellent condition with solid joints and a rich aged depth of colour and patina.

Excellent provenance: from the Horlicks Collection and recorded in the Robert Thompson ledger, 1930, Messers Horlick, Slough Bucks, Hat & Coat Stand at £ 4.

The Horlick family are famous for  creating and owning the famous malted milk drink 'Horlicks' manufactured at their large Slough factory, which has only  recently closed following the sale of the business by Glaxo Smith Klein.  The Robert Thompson ledgers  indicate that the family commissioned a significant number of pieces from 1930 through to 1939 to furnish their boardroom and other offices. The surviving pieces have recently been sold at auction in 46 lots, representing the largest single owner collection to come to market since the Leeds Girls Grammer School collection was sold in 2008. The Horlicks  sale achieved a total  auction hammer price of £ 236,000 (excl buyers fees), the highest price being a new UK record of £ 35,000 hammer price ( £44,660 incl buyers fees) for a 1930 made  Dresser.

We have purchased 2 of the 4  hat and coat stands from this commission, made with this base design. ( see also stock ref: DS2025)

Size: 61(w) x 61(d) x 166.3(h)cm

£ 4,950. Reserved.

Stock ref: DS2085

Circa 1960s/70s

An excellent example of the highly popular 10" solid oak Table Lamp from Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Of typical form with square base and octagonally carved  and tooled central stem and a nicely detailed mouse carved to one facet. Rewired with new 3 core period style braided  wiring and  antiqued brass bulb holder . Presents in a wonderful waxed and warm darker fumed colour with no faults  or losses and an excellent finely detailed mouse carving.

Size: 9.7(w) x 9.8(d) x 25.5(h)cm

£ 415. Reserved.

 

Stock ref: DS2071

Circa 1950

An excellent example of the earlier made solid oak Ashtray from the KIlburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. Lovely colour and patination, excellent and very distinctive high backed mouse.

Size: 10.2(w) x 7.1(d) x 4.39h)cm

£ 145

Stock ref: DS2084

Circa 1980

An excellent example of a more modern made and sought after Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson solid oak Horseshoe Ashtray. Excellent condition and colour, privately purchased from the original owners family.

Size: 12.5(w) x 12.5(d) x 4(h)cm

£ 335

Stock ref: DS2083

Circa late 1970s

A superb pair of the highly popular Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson solid oak Lattice Backed Dining Chair with their original untreated aniline cow hide seats. Little used over the years they are in superb condition, the original hides are almost completely unmarked, which is very rare as collectors will appreciate, as these original untreated hides  have always been very prone to staining.

Purchased from the same private ownership as the Mouseman table and 4 chair set (DS2082 -  with 4 chairs re-leathered 2010), this pair of chairs is offered individually or together with that set.

Size: 44.5(w) x 44(d) x 85(h)cm

£ 1595

 

Stock ref: DS2082

Circa early 1970s

A superb example of a solid oak Dining Set from  the workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson, comprising a solid oak 5' refectory style  Dining Table and a choice of  4 or 6 Lattice Back Dining Chairs.

Originally purchased as a 4 chair dining set in the early 1970s, the table and 4 chairs were refurbished and the chairs re-leathered in November 2010 at Robert Thompson's, with little use since. The whole set presents in superb condition, purchased directly from the original owners family. 

Also from the same family ownership are two later purchased Lattice Back Dining Chairs (late 1970s). We are also offereing these separately, see details for stock ref: DS2083.  These have had almost no use over the years and retain their original untreated aniline cow hide which is in superb condition. As collectors will know, this earlier untreated cow hide is prone to staining and marking, but this pair is almost unmarked, and their hide colour is very similar to that on the four earlier made  but re-leathered chairs.

Size: Table - 152.5(w) x 86.5(d) x 72(h)cm, Chairs - 44.5(w) x 44(d) x 85(h)cm

£ 5,650 with 4 chairs

£ 7,245 with 6 chairs (includes the 2 chairs being offered separately on stock ref: DS2083)

 

 

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