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Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, Early Oak Coffee Table

Stock ref: DS1148

Circa late 1940s / 1950s

 A superb example of an earlier octagonal coffee or occasional table, of slightly smaller overall proportions than the modern made examples with a number of other differences, notably adzing to all visible surfaces including the pedestal and feet, the feet are also curved at the ends rather than angle cut. Wonderful condition with solid joints and no evidence of damage or repair and a glorious naturally aged colour and patina. The single plank top has very  slight usage marking  and natural grain splitting in  the top, entirely commensurate with normal usage and age and a large fat crisply carved mouse sits prominently on the cruciform leg. Acquired privately it has been in the last ownership since the early 80s, having been bought as a vintage piece  at that time from Robert Thompson's.

Size: 42.5 (dia) x 42.5(h)

To see an octagonal table and other small items being made at R. Thompsons in the 1940s i enclose a link to a homemade private 8mm  silent film made in 1948  now held by the YFA (Yorkshire Film Archive)

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