New in and available now, a wonderful collective of Sid Pollard's work comprising:

Three tier oak serving trolley, £ 420
Dropleaf oak coffee table, £390
Dressing stool, £ 295
Occasional stool, £ 275

They'll all be listed on the website in the coming days, in the meantime please contact us if you require any further details.

Sid Pollard Oak Furniture Montage

We've purchased an exciting assortment of items in the last week which we've photographed below in 'as acquired' condition. All except for the circa 1950s breadboard are from the family and close relatives of a former mouseman craftman who joined Robert Thompson's straight from school in the late 1960s and worked for them until the mid 80s.

All are to be cleaned and prepared for sale over the next few weeks, after which they'll be photographed and listed separately on the website.

Includes some unusual bespoke made pieces, so should anything be of interest, we would suggest clients contact us for further details asap.


New in and available now, a 1930s early breadboard and book trough and a later 1960s book trough. All from the same single family ownership from new.

Please contact us for further details.

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We are delighted to announce the arrival of a collection of  fully adzed Thomas 'Gnomeman' Whittaker and Peter 'Rabbitman' Heap furniture from a private single estate. The Rabbitman pieces with original invoices. Photographed in-situ they have been lovingly cared for but will nevertheless be cleaned and re-waxed in our workshop prior to sale. The items include:

Gnomeman 6' Glazed Corner Cabinet.
Gnomeman 3'6" Bureau.

Rabbitman Bespoke 3'4" Kneehole Dresser with Mirror
Rabbitman 5' Sideboard
Rabbitman 4'6" Divan Headboard

Further Rabbitman pieces are due in 27th July from another private source, including a  Nest of Tables and Serving Trolley.




We are pleased to announce  the arrival late w/c 14th March of a superb 1930s Mouseman bedroom furniture suite, direct from the surviving original owners family whose timber merchant business supplied top quality English oak to Robert in the pre and post war period. The suite comprises a rare burr oak duet stool, 2 x 3' burr oak beds with side irons and sprung metal bases,  large 4'6" x 6'1" burr oak double wardrobe, 2'6" x 4' chest of drawers and large bespoke dressing table mirror. Excellent provenance and condition, although dry and in need of a rewax, which will be undertaken prior to sale. Some images of the pieces taken in-situ are enclosd below. Please contact us directly to register your interest. 


Welcome everyone to our refreshed and updated website which has taken three months of diligent work by our web designer Mark Banks at Packhorse Design and ourselves to come to fruition. We hope that all our website visitors will find viewing the website an easy and pleasurable experience. Our aim all along has been to maintain all the best elements our regular clients have liked about the original website, whilst simplifying the page and catalogue navigation and incorporating the latest layout and viewing technologies.

A summary of the main amendments is detailed below, but our main recommendation is to scroll and click around the should all soon make sense !

  • Most of the website is now 'responsive' which means the pages reformat automatically to display neatly and ensure they are readable on a wide range of devices with varying screen sizes. Tablet and smart phone users in particular will find the viewing experience greatly improved. The product catalogue software is not quite as responsive as we'd hoped and we've had to accept a few minor compromises which are most noticeable on smart phone screens. Switching between portrait and landscape modes, as appropriate  for optimum viewing, resolves all the issues we've encountered in testing over the last few weeks.
  • We've simplified the product categories down to 'Furniture' and 'Collectables'. Clients can also still search by 'Craftsman/Manufacturer which continues to list current stock pieces first and sold items following on.
  • The image gallery for individual pieces is now scrollable, a feature we know will be welcomed by many regular website visitors.
  • Our sold archive remains but is now a separate section on the main menu.

Dont hesitate to contact us if you experience any difficulties navigating around, or you find any major errors we've not spotted and rectified yet.



We are pleased to announce reduced prices on the following items:

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson  Writing Bureau, DS1407, was £5495 now down to £ 5,225.

Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes Table & 4 Chairs, DS1363, was £1745 now down to £ 1,335.

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Dressing Stool, DS1222, was £545 now down to £ 495.

Derek 'Lizardman' Slater Glazed Corner Cabinet, DS1321, was originally 1495 now down to £ 1,165.

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Bookcase, DS1394, was £1095 now down to £ 985.

Chris 'Catman' Checksfield Spinning Stool, DS1379, was £395 now down to £350.

Alan 'Acornman' Grainger Table Lamp, DS1351, was £120 now down to £105.

Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Dressing Stool, DS1229, was £ 545 now down to £495.

Alan 'Acornman' Grainger Standard Lamp, DS1352, was £220 now down to £ 190.

Best wishes to all our customers for a happy and healthy New Year from all the team at David Siddall Antiques in Northallerton and the showroom staff at the Preston Antiques Centre.

Just in and now available for sale a Robert Mouseman Thompson Glazed Corner Display cabinet. 1960s made in superb condition with the early period adzing to the frame and panels. This piece also features five shelves (three is standard) and a later fitted internal light. Know to have been in the prior ownership of Paul Golding's family. Paul was senior carver at Thompson's from 1947 until his retirement in 1987.

Full details will be put onto the website very soon, please contact us in the meantime to discuss.

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Photographed together a collection of recently sourced Robert 'Mouseman Thompson decorative gift pieces. The ensemble includes:

Three table lamps, the oldest being a rare burr oak stemmed lamp from the 30s/40s, the others of 1947 and 1951 date. All rewired and with new bulb holders as required.

Two 1960s double pin dishes and a late 70s book trough known to have come from the family of Paul Golding who was trained at Thompson's before WWII and was senior carver from 1947 until his retirement in 1987.

An unusual and rare  1960s/ early 70s bespoke 6 3/4" shalled dished bowl directly acquired from a distant descendant of Robert Thompson.

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Available now...... a unique bespoke made  and sized Mouseman Display Stand, adzed all over  with a  wonderfully  executed vine carved in high relief twisting around and up the pedestal column.

Please contact us for further details.

Just added to the website and available now....... a 1970s Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Nest of Tables in superb original stain free condition.

Just arrived at our Northallerton storage warehouse...... a wonderful collection of solid oak dining and occasional furniture pieces made by Malcolm 'Foxman' Pipes in 1987/88, acquired privately from the estate of a lady who lived latterly in Bromley, Kent but kept in regular correspondence up to her recent death  with Malcolm and his mother. The range of items, all in immaculate condition includes:

  • 5' Glazed Display Dresser 
  • Gateleg Dining Table
  • 4 Panel Backed and Tudor Rose Carved Dining Chairs
  • 1 Panel Backed and Tudor Rose Carved Armchair
  • Nest of 3 Tables
  • Bedside / Occasional Side Cupboard
  • 4 Legged Cow Stool
  • 3 Legged Calf Stool
  • 4 Legged Dished Top Stool
  • 10" Bespoke Octagonal Wall Clock

All carefully owned and in lovely condition. Full details and images with  be put onto the website as soon as possible, if you have any questions in the meantime please contact David directly on 07905 284680 or via the email details on the homepage of the website.


David Siddall Antiques are pleased to advise clients of a number of significant price reductions effective  from 1st August, details as follows:

Mouseman Standard Lamp, DS1257, was £655 reduced to £595.

Mouseman Teatray, DS1268, was £330 reduced to £260.

Mouseman Fruitbowl, DS1264, was £295 reduced to £260.

Mouseman Pair of Candlesticks, DS1276, was £575 reduced to £495.

Lizardman Glazed Corner Cabinet, DS1321, was £1670 reduced to £1495.

Lizardman Set of 6 Napkin Rings, DS1230, was £135 reduced to £110.

Wrenman 9" Bowl, DS1280, was £220 reduced to £175.

Wrenman Large Chopping Board, DS1281, was £160 reduced to £140.

Full details on the respective product stock web pages.

Available now.... a pristine condition Wilf 'Squirrelman' Hutchinson Oak Wall Hung Corner Cabinet. Circa 1970s in pristine condition. Full detail and images on the website, please contact us  if you have any further questions.

Just arrived..... a rare range of solid mahogany occasional furniture from Acorn Industries from a private estate near York with original purchase invoices from 1982 and 1983. All in excellent condition and each piece marked with the signature acorn carving. Acorn industries and Wren Cabinetmakers are rare amongst the Yorkshire Critters makers in having offered items in solid mahogany alongside the oak ranges for which they are now better known. The range includes:
Glazed Corner Cabinet
Coffee Table
Wine Tables x 2
Standard Lamp
Table Lamp

Full details and images will be posted onto the website within the next few days.

Available now.... 1920s/30s, correctly labelled.

Just in..... a beatifully patinated early spinning stool, bespoke made in 1944  as a wedding present for the previous owners parents. 

Just in.....  a wonderful 12" early table lamp. From the same original ownership as the bookends below. Will be supplied with new period braided wiring and a new bulb holder but available to reserve now. Contact us for further details.

Just in.......... a lovely pair of  late 30s/ early 40s  Robert Thompson Mouseman Bookends. Contact us for further details.mouseman robert thompson bookends