Stock ref: DS1747
Circa early 1930s
One of the earliest examples of these comfortable Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Smokers Armchairs as evidenced by the lower height, adzed all over oak chair frame, low set front stretcher and webbed leather seat base with wrought iron support bar. The chair retains it’s original slung aniline cowhide seat back and has a later Robert Thompson’s replacement aniline cow hide seat cushion, as it’s almost unheard of for the original cowhide seat cushions, filled with horsehair, to have survived the rigours of 80+ years of regular use.
All the dowelled joints are solid and the framework presents with a superb deep rich colour and patina following a symapthetic clean and wax polish. The aniline cowhide seat back and base have been conditioned and fed with appropriate conditioners and present in wonderful condition and patina.
See page 47 of the book: Mouseman, The legacy of Robert Thompson of Kilburn, for an image and further details of these early made chairs.
Excellent provenance, made for the Order of the Holy Paraclete, St Hilda’s Priory, Whitby.
Size: 62.5(w) x 81(d) x 104(h)cm