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Preston Antique Centre Gallery


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Robert Thompson ‘Mouseman’ Early Burr Oak Sideboard

An excellent example of an early Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Burr Oak Panelled Sideboard. Adzed all over in line with early craftsmanship and featuring a rear upstand, two short over three long drawers, flanked either side by two full height burr oak panelled cupboards each with wrought iron fittings and two fixed shelves within. Burr oak panels to the sides and a wonderfully executed trademark mouse carved in high relief to the front left canted corner.
The sideboard presents in excellent condition following a sympathetic clean and re-wax in our workshop. The top is now clean of any staining or ring marks, the drawers and cupboards are generally very clean with just the expected light usage marking of a Mouseman piece this age. The clean and re-wax has really brought up the rich aged colour and graining pattern and texture of the burr oak. Dated 1937.
A known piece, recorded in Robert Thompson's order book and ledgers volume G, page 225 Feb 1937 H Preston, Burnley, 5'4" long sideboard £ 20.
Size: 160(w) x 49(d) x 93.5(h)cm
Seller: David Siddall Antiques
W 2955

Price - £8495 -
Sale - £6995

Robert Thompson ‘Mouseman’ 4’6” Oak Blanket Box

Circa 1980

A superb example of the popular Mouseman Blanket / Storage Chest with adzed top and panelled front, sides and rear with a mouse carved in high relief to a front leg. Wonderful colour and waxed condition free from any staining or ring marks, the interior is immaculate. There is just a very tiny splinter to the centre edge of one of the cleated end sections where it meets the two jointed top planks, shown in the image gallery below. Privately sourced.

Size: 137(w) x 39.5(d) x 46(h)cm
Seller: David Siddall Antiques
W 2934

Price - £1890 -
Sale - £1750

Robert Thompson ‘Mouseman’ Pair of Oak Hall Settles 1953

A superb pair of bespoke Robert Mouseman Thompson oak hall settles, extensively adzed to all outer facing surfaces in line with early manufacture with large mice exquisitely carved to the traditionally upturned arms. One inscribed 'Honour the Queen' the other 'Fear God', both dated 1953. In the same ownership from new until their decease last year.

Exceptional condition and deep rich aged honey colour.

Offered for sale on behalf of the current owner.

Size: 84(w) x 47(d) x 106.5(h) each

Seller: David Siddall Antiques
W 2878

Price - £5750 ono -
Sale - £4750

Shabby Chic Painted Chest

A shabby chic, miniature, painted chest with pot handles.
Dimensions; Height: 50cm, Width: 31cm, Depth: 16cm
Seller: P.A.C.
W 1962

Price - £125 -
Sale - £75

Retro Display Table

A retro display table with chrome legs. Fair condition, some damage.
Dimensions; Height: 82cm, Width: 126cm, Depth: 58cm
Seller: The Antique Trade Warehouse
W 1601

Price - £195 -
Sale - £135

Victorian Mahogany Tea Table

A Victorian mahogany tea table, fairly good condition.
Dimensions (unfolded); Height: 76cm, Width: 91cm, Depth: 89cm
Seller: Yates Antiques Ltd.
W 1570

Price - £310 -
Sale - £260

Superb Large Indian Table

A superb, large, studded, Indian table with iron brackets. Very good condition.
Dimensions; Height: 81cm, Width: 181cm, Depth: 181cm
Seller: P.A.C.
W 1380

Price - £695 -
Sale - £375

Carved Indian Cupboard

A charming 20th Century Indian cupboard with handpainted carved panels and decorative slatted doors and sides.
Good condition.
Dimensions; Height: 112cm, Width: 79cm, Depth: 51cm
Seller: P.A.C.
W 456

Price - £350 -
Sale - £250

20th Century Bronze Bust Signed V. Linque?

A beautiful bronze bust in excellent condition.
Seller: P.A.C.
W 103

Price - £650 -
Sale - £625



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