2nd Mar, 2024 9:30 GMT/BST

20th Century Design

Lot 165


Robert Mouseman Thompson (1876-1955): Two English Oak Panel Back High/Adjustable Child's Chairs, circa 1930s, the backs carved with an elephant and a bear, adjustable lattice leather seats, back and side rails, with shaped arms terminating in carved monk's heads (with different facial expressions), on square section legs joined by rails, with a central rail with mechanism, each with recessed caved mouse trademark,
85.5cm high
Commissioned by Thompson-Schwab family, Kingfield House, Penton, Carlisle, Cumbria.

Sold for £4,800
Estimated at £3,000 - £5,000


Auction: 20th Century Design, 2nd Mar, 2024

A selection of good, early pieces of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson furniture will be coming up in the 20th Century Design Sale on 2nd March, including a circa 1929 Monk's Chair from Ampleforth Abbey, two circa 1930s Monk's Chairs from the Horlicks family, and a circa 1930s Partner's Desk. These will be joined by a strong offering of modern Mouseman. A further good example of Arts and Crafts furniture comes in the form of a very finely made Cotswold School Dressing Mirror. 

Amongst the ceramics in the sale will be the Dr John C. Yule Collection of Linthorpe and Middlesbrough Pottery, a Private Collection of Dennis Chinaworks Pottery, a good example of Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian, and a Private Collection of Studio Pottery including pots by Richard Batterham. 


Thursday 29th February - Friday 1st March 10am-4pm, and the morning of the sale from 8am

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