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Robert Thompson, known as ‘The Mouseman’, of Kilburn, North Yorkshire (1876-1955) is widely regarded as having been one of this country’s finest craftsmen of hand carved, traditional oak furniture. His life story is fascinating – a quiet man, who never moved away from the cottage in which he was born in his home village of Kilburn in North Yorkshire. Nonetheless, his work was discovered by leading architects of the day who commissioned major pieces for cathedrals, stately homes, and municipal buildings across the UK and overseas. Thompson’s signature is the carved mouse which appears on all his pieces and which has inspired legions of ‘mouse-hunters’ to seek it out wherever his furniture is sited. Today, Robert Thompson’s great grandsons and his craftsmen continue to produce fine oak furniture to the same standards and in the same workshop in Kilburn – ensuring that the Mouseman name continues to live and the army of Mouseman aficionados continues to grow. This new book is an updated and expanded edition of Patricia Lennon’s extremely popular book on the Mouseman first published by Great Northern Books in 2000. It incorporates a history of Robert (‘Mousey’) Thompson and a round-Britain guide, identifying some of his most famous pieces of furniture across the British Isles. The book will be the most comprehensive summary of this outstanding, early 20th century craftsman and as such will be a ‘must-buy’ for anyone interested in Mouseman furniture or twentieth century arts and crafts furniture makers. The guide format to Mouseman work across the UK will also make it a popular souvenir book for visitors to the towns and cities featured in the book…new updated edition..
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