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Robert Thompson ‘Mouseman’ Early Burr Oak Sideboard

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Stock ref: DS1588


An excellent example of an early Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Burr Oak Panelled Sideboard. Adzed all over in line with early craftsmanship and featuring a rear upstand, two short over three long drawers, flanked either side by two full height burr oak panelled cupboards each with  wrought iron fittings and two fixed shelves within. Burr oak panels to the sides and a wonderfully executed trademark mouse carved in high relief to  the front left canted corner.

The sideboard presents in excellent condition following a sympathetic clean and re-wax in our workshop. The top is now clean of any staining or ring marks, the drawers and cupboards are generally very clean with just the expected light usage marking of a  Mouseman piece this age. The clean and re-wax has really brought up the rich aged colour, texture and graining pattern of the burr oak.

Excellent provenance; commissioned by Mr Harry and Mrs Mary Preston, Westerleigh, Holme, Burnley. Research indicates it is recorded in Robert Thompson’s order book and ledgers volume G, page 225 Feb 1937 H Preston, Burnley, 5’4″ long sideboard, £ 20. 

Originally sold at Tennants, Leyburn in Nov 2009, lot1633, together with a 1931 wardrobe and 1936 dining table and chair set from the same estate, lots 1630/1631/1632.

Superb value for an early Burr Oak Mouseman Sideboard, a standard new 5′ wide piece of similar height currently costs £ 7,680, a 6′ piece £ 8,990.

Size: 160(w) x 49(d) x 93.5(h)cm




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