A rare early Mouseman Mirror Back Dressing Table with an integrated mirror castellated top and carved signature mouse. The mirror is supported by two turned and shaped supports above an adzed and shaped dressing table top again with castellated carving to the edge. The top standing on two banks of three graduated drawers to each side of a kneehole centre. The drawers have the added feature of beautiful burr oak inlays to each drawer front. The whole piece is of typical panelled and peg design to sides and back and fully adzed to all visible areas in line with the best early craftsmanship

Circa 1930

Width 137cm
Depth 52 cm
Height 134 cm high including mirror (72 cm excluding mirror and carved mouse)


This piece is from the collection of Robert Lawrie he commissioned Robert Thompson to make a number of pieces for his home in the 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