Mouseman chest of drawers
Lot 37W
Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson (1876-1955) An Interesting Early Chest of Drawers, circa 1928
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 11,266) inc. premium

Lot Details
Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson (1876-1955)
An Interesting Early Chest of Drawers, circa 1928
with rectangular adzed oak top above four graduated oak-lined drawers each with intricately carved scroll work paneling and single pulls with carved Yorkshire Rose design, raised on four short rectangular feet
70cm long, 54.5cm wide, 75cm high, carved signature mouse

Footnotes

  • Provenance:

    Acquired by the vendor's father from an antique shop in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, 1963

    This unusual piece of Robert Thompson's is believed to have been produced in the late 1920s, before he had established the style for what has become synonymous with his name - for example the short block supports, rather than the octagonal supports later adopted. The scroll work paneling seen here is similar to the scroll work wall panel frieze executed for the Bradford mail order company Freeman Grattan Holdings, installed in 1931. The paneling, removed in 2009, is now installed in the Joule's Brewery, Market Drayton.

    Our gratitude to Ian Thompson Cartwright for assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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