The Arts and Crafts oak furniture and furnishings of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson is a firm favourite at Tennants, and the department has become the leading specialist in Yorkshire oak furniture. In 2016 Tennants staged the first ever exhibition of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson outside of Kilburn in conjunction with his descendants at the Garden Rooms at Tennants, and numerous important private collections have been sold over the years, including the Mouseman Library from Leeds Girls High School, the Marie Hartley Collection and the Eileen Kirk Collection.
Specialist Diane Sinnott is also a recognised expert in the work of the other ‘Yorkshire Critters’. Increasingly sought-after, the Yorkshire Critters comprise nearly forty furniture makers working in the tradition of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, many of whom trained in his Kilburn workshop. The most well-known of the Yorkshire Critters include Stan Dodds ‘Woodpeckerman’, Wilf Hutchinson ‘Squirrelman’ and Colin Almack (Beaverman).
A Robert "Mouseman" Thompson Panelled Oak Dressing Chest, circa 1930'sSold for £14,000
Woodpeckerman: A Stan Dodds (1928-2012) Carved English Oak FoxSold for ££5,000
A Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson Oak Reading Chair, circa 1930'sSold for £7,200
A Robert "Mouseman" Librarian's Kneehole DeskSold for £18,000
A Robert "Mouseman" Thompson Panelled Oak 4ft SideboardSold for £5,800
22nd June 2019, 10:30
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