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Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson 1930s Large Stool / Occasional Table

Stock ref: DS1762

Circa Early 1930s

An excellent example of a rare, large  and  early made oak  Three Legged Cow Stool or Occasional Table from the KIliburn workshops of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson.  Features a large  kidney / palette shaped 2" thick single piece top, specifically selected for its rare and characterful  finely feathered burr graining. It's adzed to both sides in line with the very earliest craftsmanship, prioir to Robert Thompson's purchase  of a planing machine in the later 1930s. The top is relatively flat and not dished like the later made  and smaller cow / calf stools, making it ideal for use as an occasional  or side / lamp table. Supported on three strong and sturdy octagonally carved and fully adzed splayed legs, wedge jointed through the top with a lovely typical early mouse carving to one leg.

Excellent condition and deep aged colour, the top with  expected minor age related wood splits (not deep into the 2" thick top) with a small shallow area of surface scratching loss on the edge of the top which is shown clearly in many of the images in the gallery below. It's also shown next to a 1970s made 18" cow stool so that clients can see the size and scale of the piece, which we are advised originates from an estate in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Size: 49(w) x 41(d) x 47(h)cm

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