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8th Sep 2020
Mouseman stool 1

An early 20th century oak stool by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, with signature mouse carving, sold for £1,250 at Keys Auctioneers and Valuers’ 20th Century Design and Modern Art Sale on Friday 4th September.

The hammer price for the stool was over three times the upper pre-sale estimate of £300-£400.

Known as the ‘Mouseman of Kilburn’, Thompson (1876-1955) was an oak furniture designer and maker, renowned for featuring a carved mouse on almost every piece he made.  His workshop continues to make furniture in the Yorkshire town under the stewardship of his descendants. But pieces made during Thompson’s lifetime remain in most demand.

Freddie Knight of Keys said, ”The brisk bidding for this stool shows there is still good demand for original Mouseman items.  It was bought by a private UK collector.”