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Robert 'mouseman' Thompson Solid Oak Cheese Board For Sale
I HAVE FOR sale TODAY A STUNNING SOLID OAK CHEESEBOARD MADE BY ROBERT 'MOUSEMAN' THOMPSON. BORN ON 7 MAY 1876, ROBERT THOMPSON WAS A BRITISH FURNITURE MAKER LIVING IN KILBURN, NORTH YORKSHIRE. HE SET UP BUSINESS HERE MANUFACTURING OAK FURNITURE WHICH FEATURED A CARVED MOUSE ON ALMOST EVERY PIECE. THE MOUSE MOTIF IS SAID TO HAVE COME ABOUT ACCIDENTALLY IN 1919 FOLLOWING A CONVERSATION WITH A COLLEAGUE ABOUT BEING 'AS POOR AS A CHURCH MOUSE'. THIS CHANCE REMARK LED HIM TO CARVING A MOUSE ON THE PIECE HE WAS WORKING ON AND REMAINED PART OF HIS WORK FROM THEN ON. HE DIED IN 1955.THE BOARD MEASURES 38 CMS (15 INCHES) FROM THE TIP OF THE HANDLE TO THE END OF THE BOARD AND IS 18 CMS (7 INCHES) AT ITS WIDEST POINT. ITS COLOUR, AS CAN BE SEEN IN THE PICTURES IS A LOVELY MELLOW OAK AND IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH NO SPLITS, CHIPS OR CRACKS. THERE ARE SOME LIGHT KNIFE CUT MARKS CONSISTENT WITH AGE AND SOME USE. IN TYPICAL 'MOUSEMAN' STYLE THE MOUSE, WHICH MEASURES 9CMS (3 AND A HALF INCHES) FROM NOSE TO TIP OF TAIL- THE TAIL BEING 3 AND A HALF CMS (1 AND A HALF INCHES), IS EXQUISITELY CARVED WITH WELL DEFINED FEATURES INCLUDING WHISKERS AND EARS. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL AND PRACTICAL ITEM THAT WOULD LOOK GREAT IN ANY SETTING OR ADD TO ANY COLLECTION OF 'MOUSEMAN' PRODUCTS. I AM SELLING THIS ITEM WITH IN ORDER THAT THE PURCHASER MAY OBTAIN IT AT THE TRUE MARKET RATE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO THE PICTURES BUT IF YOU STILL HAVE A QUESTION, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME.
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Robert 'mouseman' Thompson Solid Oak Cheese Board: $156