NORTH Yorkshire saleroom Tennants, who have made a name selling the furniture of Robert Thompson, have secured an entire Mouseman commission for sale in July.
As part of their Summer Catalogue sale (July 17-18), specialist
Dianne Sinnott has secured the complete fixtures and fittings of
the Senior Library at Leeds Girls High School, completed by the
Kilburn workshop from 1933-34, and bearing Thompson's famous carved
The school is now moving to a new site and, while elements of
the old building are listed, no preservation order was placed upon
the Mouseman interior. In addition to 16 tables and 87 chairs (to
be offered in sets of six), there are both freestanding and fitted
bookcases, an alcove seat, radiator covers and wall panelling. The
main door and frame will also be offered for sale: it is inscribed
The gift of a friend for the benefactor who paid Thompson £1222 for
his work in 1934.
Diane Sinnott believes the consignment will collectively realise
in excess of £100,000.
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