Rare Matching English Solid Oak Stools by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson

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Robert Thompson, born in 1876 dedicated his life to the craft of carving and joinery in English Oak. He taught himself to use the traditional tools and by 1919 he was experimenting with his own ideas for producing furniture based on the English styles of the 17th Century.

The now famous signature mouse carvings, found on every item crafted by Robert Thompson, has an uncertain history. The story told by Robert Thompson himself is that one of his craftsmen remarked that they “We’re all as poor as church mice” Whereupon Robert carved a mouse on the church screen he was working on. That particular mouse has never been found but it has continued as a trademark of quality and dedication to craftsman ever since.

These stools have an upholstered cowhide seat and are fixed with brass tacks above four hand carved octagonal legs joined together by four low level rails. Made in Kilburn, York, North Yorkshire, England.



15.5″ Wide x 12.5″ Deep x 18.5″ Tall


$2450 each

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