9th October 2021 9:30 GMT/BST

20th Century Design

  Lot 2083


Robert Mouseman Thompson (1876-1955): A Pair of 6ft Oak Benches, on three shaped supports, joined by a rail (top) both with carved mouse trademark, 182cm by 28cm, 45cm high See illustration

These benches were originally made for The North Riding College, Scarborough, circa 1948 and have been remodelled into 6ft benches by the craftsmen at Kilburn.

Sold for £1,300
Estimated at £400 - £600


. These benches were the 12ft examples that were purchased and remodelled at Kilburn, then purchased as 6ft benches by Marco Pierre White. Each bench has had the necessary pegs, low rail and blocks to make the benches more usable, which have been dark fumed to try and match in.

Auction: 20th Century Design, 9th October 2021

The sale will include 65 lots of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson furniture and furnishings from legendary chef Marco Pierre White’s hotel The Rudloe Arms in Wiltshire, as well as key pieces from some of the leading names in the Decorative Arts and 20th Century Design, such as Bernard Leach, Émile Gallé, Martin Brothers, Carlo Bugatti, Elizabeth Fritsch, and Rene Laliqué.


Thursday 7 October 10am-4pm, Friday 8 October 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am.

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