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

A unique opportunity to own a rare reclining chair, one of a pair made by Robert Thompson for his life long friend Thomas Baker's wedding. Thomas had been Robert's best man at his own wedding many years earlier. The chair has been owned by the Thompson family since the 1990s. Written provenance from Ian Thompson Catrtwright who also recently appeared on the Channel  Four programme Four Rooms with this very chair.

We have recognised for a long time that searching for items by particular craftsmen has been a popular alternative to searching by product category.

Following some recent programming changes to the website we are pleased to advise that when searching by craftsman items currently available for sale  are now always listed first, followed by items that have been sold by us, listed in chronological order. 

The following items have recently been purchased, mostly from private vendors,  and will all be available for sale via the website and Preston showroom in the coming weeks. Please contact me directly for initial details about any specific piece.

Mouseman 5' Rectangular Dowel Topped Dining Table, circa late 40s/early 50s, ex Ampleforth.
Mouseman 5' Bench, circa late 40s/early 50s, ex Ampleforth.
Mouseman 2'6" Bench, circa late 40s/early 50s, ex Ampleforth.
Mouseman Standard Lamp, circa 1960s.
Mouseman Standard Lamp circa 1990s.
Mouseman Table Lighter, circa 1970s
Mouseman Trinket Box, circa 1960s.
Mouseman Table Lamp, circa mid 1970s.
Mouseman Twin Wall Light, circa mid 1970s.
Mouseman Tea Tray, circa 1980.
Mouseman 6" Nut Bowl, circa 1980.
Mouseman Letter Rack, circa 1980.
Mouseman Barometer / Hygrometer /Thermometer, circa 1970s.


New in, two floor standing corner cupboards, a glazed wall hanging corner cupboard and a panelled wall hanging corner cupboard. All from the same original ownership and bought new circa 1970. Full details will be put onto the website as soon as possible, in the meantime please contact ,me if you would like further details.


Available soon, please contact me for details.

Rare and sought after..... now in stock with photographs and full details added to the website. Originally a gift by Robert Thompson to a family relative.Please contact me  to discuss the price.

Mouseman 3'6" Blanket Box / Coffer, rich deep colour and adzed all over in line with early work.

Mouseman Nest of 3 Tables - 1975, lighter colour, excellent stain free condition.

Mouseman Early  9 1/2" Fruitbowl, mouse carved to the exterior.

Mouseman Bread Board

Mouseman Cheeseboard

The above are available now but awaiting photography, details going on the website and taking to the Preston showroom.


Arriving in early October.........

Mouseman 18" Cow Stools x 2

Mouseman Dish Topped Stool



The following Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson pieces are currently being prepared for sale:

6' Sideboard, 1969.

3' rectangular Coffee Table, circa late 60s.

Workbox, circa late 60s.

Early Ashtray, circa late 30s/early 40s.

Pin Dish, circa 1970s

Fruitbowl, circa early 70s.

Leather seated Dressing Table Stool, circa late 60s.

Set of 6  Lattice Back Dining Chairs, circa mid/late 60s.

Standard Lamp, circa early 70s. 

Gas Table Lighter, circa early 70s

Full details will be put onto the website as soon as possible, in the meantime please contact me for further information.


Coming unusual pair of 3 legged cow stools  with  the seats carved in the  form of  'clubs' and 'spades', two of the suits found in a pack of playing cards.

Available soon..... a nest of three oak tables, 6 napkin rings and a unique bespoke made 6' oak display shelf complete with its original oak wall brackets. 


Coming soon..... a  James Cleasby Dent (1920-2003) solid oak square  four legged stool with original tapestry covered drop in seat pad and typical SWD construction including chamfered edges and alternating thumbnail carving detail.  James  trained and worked with  Stanley  from 1941 to 1954 and features extensively in  Hugh Wright's definitive biography on Stanley Webb Davies. Signed and dated 1966, with his twin acorn trademark, it was made by James under his own name  when he lived and worked at Ravenstondale near Kirkby Stephen. 

Full details and images will be on the website soon.

David is pleased to announce that the new showroom  on the 1st floor of the Preston Antique Centre, Preston, Lancashire is now fully stocked and open 7 days a week for viewings and sales. 

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Mouseman Bookends, circa late 50s/early 60s.

Mouseman Nest of 3 Tables, circa 1960.

Mouseman Standard Lamp, circa 1960s

Mouseman Standard Lamp, circa 2000


All in superb condition. I've got a backlog of new pieces to put on-line that i'm working through so full details  and images  will be put onto the website as soon as possible. In the meantime please contact me to discuss further. 

Details will be on the website as soon as possible for the following pieces. Please contact me to discuss further if you have an interest in a particular piece.

Glazed Corner Cabinet, early 40s/50s cheeseboard, circa 1960 cheeseboard, set of 4 napkin rings, 2 early napkin rings, 3 ashtrays, 12" fruitbowl.

Table lamp, ashtray, 12" fruitbowl.

Ashtray, 3' coffee table. 

Table lamp, pin dish, napkin ring.

7 1/2" bowl, Letter rack.

Letter rack

4' sideboard, 5' gateleg table.

I am pleased to be selling on behalf of my private client a rare, bespoke made 'Mouseman' dining suite. My client has owned the suite for 25 years having purchased it as a 'classic' piece from Robert Thompson's. It is believed the suite originally formed part of a bespoke commission. It is being sold only because my client is downsizing and the suite is too large for their new home.

The table is 9' long  which seats 10 confortably, with a 2" thick top, adzed all over including the underside and dowel pinned in line with early table manufacture. The leg and foot design is unique to the table.

The suite includes 10 armchairs The chairs are also a bespoke design and feature extensive adzing to the panelled backs and well looked after original leather seat bases.

To make a similar suite today would cost approximately £20,000.

Full details  and further photographs will be put onto the website within the next week. For further details please contact me directly.


I am pleased to announce that i will shortly be opening a new showroom within the Preston Antiques Centre, New Hall Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5NQ and vacating my Red House, York premises.

With a larger more accessible floor space and improved on-site furniture handling and parking facilities, it will allow me to expand the business and stock a greater number of larger furniture pieces, such as dining and bedroom suites, that i have had considerable difficulty displaying in York. The Preston Centre specialises in high quality vintage and antique furniture, is open 7 days a week, fully managed and can arrange transport nationally and internationally.

I've lived in Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire since 1995, but was raised, went to school and married in Preston, so i still have very close family and friends living in the Preston and North Lancashire area.  Having a physical presence on both sides of the Pennines will help reinforce my growing reputation as the leading North of England based specialist in Mouseman, Yorkshire Critters and Arts and Crafts furniture.

I am expecting the Preston showroom to be fully stocked and operational by w/c 15th July as some joinery work and decoration  is scheduled for the first week of July. A small number of larger pieces that i currently have at home or in my local Thirsk warehouse will be put on temporary display within the Preston Antiques Centre from early June. Longer term i will also continue to hold some smaller items for sale at my home address in Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire.

As i have always suggested on my website, i would urge clients to check stock availability and its location with me before setting out to view a particular piece.

The website will be updated with full address, google mapping and contact details for the Preston Antiques Centre in the coming weeks. In the meantime i will be pleased to answer any questions existing or prospective clients may have.

Thank you.

David Siddall