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Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Bespoke Early 3' Oak Desk / Side Table

Stock ref: DS2024

1938

A bespoke commissioned Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Oak Side Table of rectangular form with a thick 1 3/4"  two plank adzed top and visible dowelled jointing, standing on four octagonally carved baluster legs with sledge feet, joined by a floor stretcher. Adzed all over, including the underside of the top,  with an excellent mouse carving to the front left leg.

Sympathetically cleaned of old ringstains and re-waxed, it presents in superb condition with excellent colour and patina.

Excellent provenance: from the Horlicks Collection and recorded in the Robert Thompson ledger, 1938, Messers Horlick, Slough, 3 Occasional Tables at £ 5 each. 

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. 

We have purchased 2 of the 3 tables that were  commissioned in 1938.

Size: 91.3(w) x 59.7(d) x 76(h)cm

£ 3,895