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Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, Early Kidney Shape Cheeseboard

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Stock ref: DS1142

Circa 1940s / 50s

Early Mouseman cheese boards  with the mouse carved prominently on the board are always highly sought after by collectors. Most have an oval shaped platter but this is a very rare kidney shape. Subtly adzed to the surface it also features the narrower and higher handle typically found on early cheese boards, when production cost was less of a consideration and the boards were carved from a thicker block of solid oak than today.

It is presented in a lovely used  and waxed condition, bearing some minor knife cuts on the platter  and a small nibble to an ear on the high backed carved mouse, which serve to confirm its age and usage over the years as originally intended. The deep  aged honey colour, medullary ray figuring and patina is wonderful making this rare piece a superb addition to any collection.

Size: 37(l) x 17.5(w) x 4.5(h)



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