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Robert Thompson of Kilburn 'Mouseman' Oak Bar Stools in Furniture Auction

Posted on Christopher Hampton's Blog

A familiar name to many, Robert Thompson of Kilburn is well know for his furniture crafted with a carved mouse. Such items have become known as 'Mouseman' and Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering a lovely set of 'Mouseman' oak bar stools on day three of  the next Quarterly Fine Sale on 1st May 2014 being part of the Nye Collection of Furniture.

a set of six 'mouseman' oak bar stools by robert thompson of kilburn (fs22/1154)

A set of six 'Mouseman' oak bar stools by Robert Thompson of Kilburn (FS22/1154)

The oval shaped seats are on octagonal splayed legs, with metal foot rests and united by plain stretchers. Each stool is carved with the iconic mouse. Measuring 77.5cm high, this wonderful set of chairs is inviting bids between £4,000 and £6,000.

Day three of the Quarterly Fine Sale (FS22), which will be held at our Exeter salerooms, will include approximately 150 lots of furniture with estimates to suit all pockets. It will then be followed by a selection of ceramics, glass and metalwares.

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This article was originally published on Christopher Hampton's Blog on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:33:20 GMT.

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Christopher Hampton is the Managing Director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. He is also Head of the Furniture Department and an active member of the Valuations Department.

Christopher Hampton, a second generation auctioneer and son of Peter Hampton, was born and educated in the Isle of Wight. 

Christopher Hampton joined local auctioneers Way Riddett in 1974, where he worked in the salerooms in Ryde for seven years before joining Phillips Auctioneers in London. He worked in the furniture department under head of department and mentor, Michael Cowley, until moving to Devon in 1984 to run the Phillips saleroom in Exeter.

In 1989 he became Regional Director for Phillips operations in Devon and Cornwall until 1999 when the company was sold. He founded Hampton & Littlewood with Rachel Littlewood in 2001, which merged with Bearne's in 2009.

He has enjoyed the transition from being a part of an international auction house to being a part of the principal auction house in Devon and Cornwall.

In his spare time he enjoys running and gardening.

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