Pair of Stools

ROBERT MOUSEMAN THOMPSON A PAIR OF EARLY ADZED OAK JOINT STOOLS

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A rare early pair of Mouseman Stools each with shaped turned balustered legs linked with lower stretchers the timbers fully adzed in line with early craftsmanship and having a carved mouse signature in high relief to the outside of one leg note both signatures carved by the same craftsman

Fitted with a new muirhead cow hide seats

Width 41cm
Depth 75 cm
Height 45 cm high

Circa 1930/40

SOLD

Provenance
This piece is from the collection of Robert Lawrie he commissioned Robert Thompson to make a number of pieces for his home in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s
Robert Lawrie (1903–1982) a British alpine and polar equipment specialist and racing driver .Robert was born in Burnley. He trained as a shoe and boot maker at his father’s firm which he later ran. By the late 1920s he had become an accomplished climber and alpinist and he started to design manufacture and supply mountaineering boots to his own design. His boots proved popular and he was commissioned to supply boots for the 1933 Everest expedition led by Hugh Ruttledge. He provided boots climbing and mountaineering equipment to many expeditions including John Hunt’s successful 1953 Everest campaign