As poor as a church mouse – but as rich as a ‘Mouseman’!

THE first mouse carved on furniture made by Robert Thompson in his workshop in the 1920s was a simply genius piece of branding. Not only was it an unmistakeable trademark but it also had a real  cuteness factor. Their popularity is such that they have become some of the most expensive mice ever to go through a saleroom. Some of the oak sideboards created in the “Mouseman” workshop can make as much as £20,000 in a specialist auction…

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