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Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Oak Bench

Polished, adzed and dowelled dished seat to octagonal carved legs joined by plain stretchers. Carved mouse ‘signature’ of Thompson to one leg.
English, circa 1950
Height 16.5” (42cm) Width 32.25” (82cm) Depth 13.5” (34.5cm)
Stock No. 1555
Robert (Mouseman) Thompson (1876-1955) set up business manufacturing
oak furniture in Kilburn, North Yorkshire. Inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement led by William Morris, John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle, Thompson was part of
the 1920’s revival of craftsmanship, with more or less each of his pieces bearing the carved mouse motif as his signature. This was said to have come about as a result of a conversation with one of his colleagues wherein he claimed to be "poor as a church mouse”. This remark led to him carving a mouse and it has remained part of his work since. His workshop, now run by descendants continues to produce the
same quality furniture and is known as ‘Robert Thompson’s Craftsmen Ltd - The
Mouseman of Kilburn’

Price: £1,650.00




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Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Oak Bench

Polished, adzed and dowelled dished seat to octagonal carved legs joined by plain stretchers. Carved mouse ‘signature’ of Thompson to one leg.
English, circa 1950
Height 16.5” (42cm) Width 32.25” (82cm) Depth 13.5” (34.5cm)
Stock No. 1555
Robert (Mouseman) Thompson (1876-1955) set up business manufacturing
oak furniture in Kilburn, North Yorkshire. Inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement led by William Morris, John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle, Thompson was part of
the 1920’s revival of craftsmanship, with more or less each of his pieces bearing the carved mouse motif as his signature. This was said to have come about as a result of a conversation with one of his colleagues wherein he claimed to be "poor as a church mouse”. This remark led to him carving a mouse and it has remained part of his work since. His workshop, now run by descendants continues to produce the
same quality furniture and is known as ‘Robert Thompson’s Craftsmen Ltd - The
Mouseman of Kilburn’

Price: £1,650.00

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