A COLLECTION of ‘Mouseman’ furniture from a Ryedale landmark is to go under the hammer in October.

The Byland Abbey Inn, between Coxwold and Wass, is selling several pieces of furniture designed by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson on October 17 - the most desirable of which is expected to be sold for up to £6,000.

Facing the remnants of Byland Abbey, the inn was originally built as a farmhouse in the 19th century using stones from the nearby ruins.

Byland Abbey is on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors and only a couple of miles from Kilburn, the home of Robert Thompson’s Craftsmen.

The Mouseman collection was commissioned by Byland Abbey Inn in 2008 and will be sold in thirty-seven lots, comprising tables, dining chair sets, bedroom furniture, lamp bases and trolleys.

Unique to the property, and sure to appeal to collectors, are three carved bedroom nameplates for Kilburn, Byland and Mouseman, each nameplate adorned with a mouse running up the side and accompanied by a cheese wedge-shaped key fob with the initial of the room and a further carved mouse.

Estimates range from £250 to £350 for an English Oak Tall Table Lamp to £3,000-5,000 for a set of eight English Oak High Lattice Back Dining Chairs.

The Byland Abbey Inn Mouseman furniture is now on view in Tennants’ galleries, which are open seven days a week and free to enter.

Viewing starts on October 14, with the sale commencing on October 17 with remote bidding available.

For more information, visit www.tennants.co.uk.