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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 […]

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 […]