Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson (1876-1955)

Workshop of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson of Kilburn, a pair of English Oak bookends, late 20th century, each carved with trademark mouse signature a Workshop of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson of Kilburn, an English oak book trough, late 20th century, with carved mouse signature, 45cm wide Fo Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson of Kilburn, carved oak napkin ring of Octagonal form with resting mouse decoration, together with a small Oak Ashtray An early pair of Robert Thompson of Kilburn ‘Mouseman’ carved oak book ends, carved with a letter S to each, one signed with a deeply carved inse A Robert “Mouseman” Thompson oak standard lamp, an octagonal tapering column with a stepped base, carved with trademark mouse and with original p Two Robert “Mouseman” Thompson oak kidney shaped cow stools, standing on three octagonal section legs, carved mouse signature. Height 35cm 14i A nest of three Robert “Mouseman” Thompson oak tables, chamfered legs supporting rectangular top. Width 61cm 24in , Depth 38cm 15in , Height

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This extremely interesting attraction is a must for everyone, not only those interested in Having just visited Ampleforth Abbey and seen examples of his work we decided to travel the short distance to see where it all began. Robert Thompson famous for his trade mark symbol of his carved mouse , his work carried on by his grandsons. The work shop has a viewing gallery where you can view craftsmen making the furniture and other items for sale , and carving the famous mouse.

The work shop is behind the cottage where he lived , the cottage is now a show room of the work produced. The gift shop selling the work and other local artists contains rooms restored to show case his personal belongings and furniture , some of which he made himself , and his work shop.

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A TINY carved mouse, normally used to mark expensive handmade furniture, was yesterday held to be a counterfeit and cost two brothers nearly pounds 8, in fines and court costs. Magistrates in Richmond, North Yorkshire, heard evidence from the brothers who were accused of selling furniture bearing a mouse trademark to auctioneers, who in turn sold it to collectors. The brothers said they had been deceived themselves and had bought the items at markets and auction houses in Bournemouth, not knowing they were fakes.

The case of the counterfeit mice came before the magistrates because North Yorkshire County Council’s Trading Standards Office was called in to investigate the sale of octagonal tables, coffee tables and bookends bearing the carved wooden mouse. The mouse is the trademark of Mouseman furniture, handmade by 35 craftsmen on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales at Kilburn, near Thirsk.

The mouse was first put on to church furniture by a craftsman who, it is said, thought himself as poor as a church mouse.

Dating Mouseman items has always been a bit more of an art than a science since many of his most classic designs remained in production for.

We use cookies to remember choices you make on functionality and personal features to enhance your experience to our site. By continuing to use our site you consent to the use of cookies. Please refer to our privacy and cookie policies for more information. An extensive suite of early Robert “Mouseman” Thompson furniture, some of it commissioned by his friend Robert Lawrie, a keen mountaineer with links to the Everest expeditions, has resurfaced at Bonhams in London.

Robert Lawrie was a notable British alpine and polar equipment specialist and racing car driver. The suite of ‘Mouseman’ furniture includes handsome examples of bedroom and dining room furniture in Mouseman’s trademark adzed oak and pollard oak. Robert Lawrie was a personal friend to Thompson, and is believed to have commissioned these pieces for his family home around Lawrie’s financial success came from his range of mountaineering shoes and equipment which he personally developed having become a keen mountaineer himself in the late s.

His shoes were worn in the Everest expedition led by Hugh Ruttledge, as well as John Hunt’s Everest campaign. The Lawrie Glacier in Antarctica is named in his honour. The quality of the workmanship, it goes without saying, is second to none. It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to offer such a wonderful collection after it passed. The current vendors added sympathetically to the pieces acquired from the collection of Robert Lawrie, selecting pieces of a good colour from the same period.

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The Mouseman of Kilburn was known to put small mice on all his furniture and our Governor’s Chair dating from the ‘s is no exception! Carved oak mouse.

Have you ever wondered what your piece of Mouseman is worth? Find out more about the history Mouseman and get in touch using the form below for a free valuation. This is not entirely true. With a combination of clean and elegant lines, superb construction quality and a very popular light oak colour, it is clear to see why there is so much demand for Mouseman furniture. Prices continue to rise each year as many first generation buyers those who bought the furniture direct from Kilburn earlier in the century are placing their pieces of Mouseman on the market as they downsize.

Demand is now so high for Mouseman furniture that the factory in Kilburn has a long waiting list for new orders which has resulted in higher prices at auction as customers look elsewhere. This trend is set to continue, which makes the current market a great opportunity for you to sell your Mouseman furniture.

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Thompson, Robert [ known as the Mouseman of Kilburn] — , woodcarver, was born on 7 May at Kilburn Hall, Kilburn, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the sixth son and seventh of the eight children of John Thompson c. You do not currently have access to this article. Please login to access the full content. Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice.

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Following one of the wettest summers on record, we were rewarded with stunning displays of autumn colours in the wooded hills around Kilburn, providing a welcome tonic as we enter the winter months. My Great Grandfather, Robert Thompson, had a true appreciation for the natural beauty of our native trees, especially the English oak. His talent was to reflect this in the furniture he designed, particularly through the surface adzing technique, which he perfected and which is still carried out by the craftsmen here in the workshop in Kilburn village.

In this issue, we highlight three very different Mouseman installations: a high tech commercial office in the City of London; an Arts and Crafts domestic interior and an award winning pub. Anyone considering a piece of Mouseman as a gift for a loved-one, will be heartened to know that this will be one present that will last and look good for years to come.

Sale Date: June 19, Auction Closed. Mouseman monk’s chair oak. Robert Thompson. Mouseman monk’s chair oak. Sale Date: May 23,

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Antique Collecting considers the ongoing popularity of Mouseman furniture and what to look out for when buying one of the iconic designs. The mouse, spotted running up chair legs, is arguably one of the most iconic trademarks in English Arts and Crafts furniture. First patented in by Robert Thompson, this little mouse remains the stamp of quality in a Yorkshire cottage industry still thriving today.

So why does interest in Mouseman furniture continue to grow and what makes it so instantly recognisable, in and out of the saleroom? Born in , Robert Thompson was the son of a local joiner and wheelwright.

‘Mousey’ Thompson. The Mouseman of Kilburn was known to put small mice on all his furniture and our Governor’s Chair dating from the ‘s is no exception!

Collectors Items 1. Furniture Lot – Mouseman table and six Mouseman chairs. Lot – A pair of Robert “Mouseman” Thompson single dining chairs. Lot – Mouseman bookends. Lot – Mouseman bread board and Mouseman ashtray. Lot – Four Mouseman dining chairs. Lot – Mouseman dining table. Lot – Mouseman corner cupboard. Lot – Mouseman sideboard. Lot – Eight Mouseman dining chairs. Lot – Robert “Mouseman” Thompson dressing table mirror.

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