Six Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson oak dining chairs,
c.1930, each with a solid back, replaced tan leather seat, raised on octagonal turned supports, united with plain stretchers,
four with two mouse signatures, on the front left legs and the top of the backs, two with mouse signatures on the front right legs, all inscribed in different places with 'H',
114cm high, seat 46cm high (6)
The chairs were bought by the present owner's father in 1958. The chairs, along with lot 110, were bought at auction, the family understands, from the estate of Sir Peter James Cunliffe Horlick, 3rd Bt (1908-1958). Interestingly, all the chairs have the 'H' initials carved into the frames in different places - was this perhaps for guests to find at the dinner table?
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Sold for £5,900
#1 - One split to back, chip to upright on left side beneath mouse, carved 'H' to front left leg, a few chips to stretcher on left.
#2 - Split back, stains to the front of the chair seat, split to front right leg, some water staining to base of feet 'H' to base left leg.
#3 - Split to back, staining down back on front, 'H' to back left outside leg.
#4 - Split to back, 'H' to inside leg, one mouse to left front leg, inside.
#5 - Split to back of seat, repair to back right upright at base, one mouse 'H' to back left upright.
#6 - Two splits to back, two mouse signature, stained to seat 'H' to left stretcher.
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