Thomas ‘Gnomeman’ Whittaker

Does the name Thomas Whittaker mean anything to you? It does to us, Thomas ‘Gnomeman’ Whittaker (1910-1991) was an English Oak craftsman based in Littlebeck, a village close to the coastal town of Whitby in North Yorkshire. Whittaker carved a little gnome into each item which left his workshop. It has been debated whether Whittaker […]

UK RECORD for Mouseman Piece

On the 15th June last year, we travelled down to the delightful town of Ilkley in West Yorkshire and purchased this sideboard. Measuring at a whopping 91 inches in length, the fully adzed burr oak sideboard was made by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson in the early 1930’s. While, the hammer eventually fell at £20,000 for the […]

Ingnet save a rare piece of Robert Mouseman Thompson Furniture

Having taken over 5 months we have been able to restorer a neglected piece of Mouseman furniture back to its full splendour. This superb 1930s large Robert Mouseman Thompson Oak Settle Bookcase came to us flat packed and our skilled restorers have done an amazing job, we believe this is the biggest free standing piece of Mouseman furniture […]

Mouseman at Darlington train station

In today’s post, we like to give special mention to Ron Cowen of York, the kind benefactor of a lovely Mouseman Bench to Darlington Railway station. Mr Cowen who’s son served with the Yorkshire Regiment 1st Battalion at Catterick Garrison had the piece commissioned  by  Robert Mouseman Thompsons Craftsmen Ltd from  Kilburn, North Yorkshire. The […]

Douglas Pittuck & Barnard Castle

Douglas Pittuck was born in Plumstead, London and educated at Wallington Grammar School where he was taught art by Tom Nash, a friend of Stanley Spencer. Whilst employed at New College Oxford, he was allowed time to attend art classes at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in the 1930’s. After the war […]

Ingnet join a consultant-led approach at Addisons Auctioneers

In recent years, our regular customers will have noticed that we have been adding more and more specialist events to our auction calendar, including the popular Vintage Fashion and Furniture, Garden and Sporting sales. Specialist sections have also been introduced to the fortnightly Antiques and Interiors sales in order to showcase rising numbers of themed […]

Albert Eagleman Jeffray – A rare nest of tables

A rare nest of tables by Albert Eagleman Jeffray arrived this week from an idyllic location a local mill on the River Tees in North Yorkshire Albert started his career at Robert Thompsons Craftsmen Ltd a year or so prior to the master craftsman’s death in 1955 and continued working at Thompsons until 1966 when […]

Robert Mouseman Thompson sideboards

We have been very fortunate this year in purchasing five early Robert Mouseman Thompson sideboards dating between 1930-50.  These five drawer sideboards are our own personal favourites and all now have new homes and our ‘wish list’  for these pieces is now empty. We are pleased to announce that we now have another fully adzed […]