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Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Early Large Oak Stool

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Stock ref: DS1814

Circa late 1920s/30s

An excellent example of a large very early oak 3 legged milking stool from the workshops of Robert Thompson of Kilburn. The seat is carved from a solid 2″ thick block of distinctively feather grained solid oak, dished and tooled to the upper surface, and hand tooled to the underside with rough carved rounded edges. It stands on 3 large octagonal and tapered   legs, much thicker than seen on later made stools, the legs wedge jointed through the seat in typical fashion. A signature mouse is carved prominently to one of the front legs. All three leg joints are solid and the piece is adzed all over in the slightly rougher more rustic style that is so typical of early mouseman pieces.

Excellent condition and colour for its age,  just the expected light usage  chip marking and natural age related wood grain splits.

Size: 54(w) x 50(d) x 45(h)cm, Seat 41.5(w) x 39(d)cm



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