Featured Robert Thompson Mouseman Fire Screen - Advice Needed

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  1. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    A friend is looking for some advice on where to sell an Arts and Crafts, Robert Thompson Mouseman Fire Screen. They bought a place in the desert without a fireplace. They thought an antique dealer was interested with an estimated value of £500 -£600, but when they went to show him, his shop was boarded up.
    From the pricing, I gather the market is in England, but they are here in Southern California. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to approach finding the right buyer? I did some research about their other question - pricing, and all I could was a sold price of £400. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Apparently, he made all kinds of furniture and other wood objects with a mouse on them. I had no idea.
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  4. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    Ive heard of him since his furniture and Knick knacks have appeared at least a few times on the UK Antiques Roadshow, and there certainly are many collectors over there. The only liveauctioneer sale for a fire screen in the US I saw was a recent one for $100 in New Jersey, so not so much here. Don’t know if eBay listing could find someone willing to pay the shipping overseas? Or if lucky find a US based Anglophile?
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    So cute!
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  7. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    That is adorable.
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  8. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Excellent information. Thank you so much. I will forward your post to her. Based on what you are saying, I think she should focus on the Arts and Crafts angle, as this is popular here.
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  9. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Surprised that one in NJ only brought $100.00. This should be a desirable item to arts and crafts enthusiasts. Would think Rago or one of the other A&C specialist auctions would be interested but fees would limit return and risk of flopping. Would be tempted to list this on ebay for a high amount ($1000 ?) or best offer.
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  10. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  12. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Perfect. This is the kind of alternative I want to give her. Perhaps, she knows someone with an ebay account. Thanks so much for sharing your insights.
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  13. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

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  14. KikoBlueEyes

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  15. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    The good news is, you appear to have an authentic mouseman piece, they are faking his stuff now.:(
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  16. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Sad state of affairs, I agree. Thanks for confirming authenticity.
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  18. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Well, I am kinda the wrong fella to ask about that as it is not in my area of interest but, to my untrained eye, yours looks legit!
    You might inquire from the Thomson site about that, also, what did they sell theirs for? They are getting some pretty heavy prices for their furniture I notice. :happy:
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  19. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    There is a pub near us called the Green Dragon. Most of the furniture and bar etc was designed by The Mouseman and his mice are everywhere!
    He also made the Lych style gates out of the car park. This is the best photo I can find taken from Google Earth, you can just see the mouse on the top of the RH gate! Next time I go past I’ll take a better photo.
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    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

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