A beautifully decorated storage chest/coffer from Romania. Dating from the early 1900s, it is made of pine, with black painted metal strengthening the corners. The surface decoration is a mixture of stencilling, dragging and other paint effects. Inside the coffer is clean, with a small lidded compartment (often used for lavender or sweet smelling herbs) In excellent original condition, it is a piece to bring colour into a room.
Early 19th century Oak Mule Chest with drawers. Constructed in the classic oak tradition, with panelled sides, it is made to look like a dresser with drawers and central cupboard, but instead it is a chest with 3 drawers below. The upper drawers and shaped central panels are decorative. The plank top has been altered, split and hinged to allow easy access to the chest interior without having to remove all items from the top surface. Mahogany crossbanding to the top and drawer fronts, reeded corners, and a good warm oak colour makes this Mule Chest an attractive piece of antique oak furniture to live with. Circa 1800.
Large antique leather trunk. It has an interesting metal strap construction which is covered with leather and stitched as part of the construction, resulting in a most attractive decorative surface. It retains the original iron lock catch. The interior is lined with a striped fabric, probably original. With lovely wear, telling tales of its travels, the leather has polished to a stunning nut brown surface.
With the handsome proportions of the William & Mary period, this Box Stool on bun feet is a great furnishing item of small furniture. Of fine dovetailed construction, it has original iron butterfly hinges, escutcheon and working lock. Brass carrying handles on the side are 18th century. A superb side table or log container, a very useful item of late 17th century oak. Circa 1690
A mid 18th century oak box chest that furnishes any room. The simplicity of this piece of furniture makes it a perfect coffee table. It is finely made, with concealed dovetails, and a clean flat top finished with a moulded edge. The hinges and partial lock are original to the chest. It is completed with old, though not original, turned feet and brass escutcheon to the front. The back has been polished, and the whole chest has a pleasing waxed finish that is easy to live with. Circa 1750
A good late 17th century Oak Coffer. The simple form of the 6 plank coffer is enlivened by a panelled front. Unusually, the feet have not lost any height, allowing the shaping of the sides to be fully appreciated. A single piece plank top, showing the character of the antique oak, allows the coffer to be used in many different situations. One of the ring hinges has been repaired, otherwise the coffer is in superb original condition with a lovely warm colour. circa 1680
Fabulous flame mahogany was used to make this 19th century cellaret/wine bottle container. It is designed as a floor standing chest on flat bun feet. The interior is still lined in green baize, but the bottle partitions are missing, leaving a useful storage space. A single drawer sits at the base of the chest. In superb original condition, with its brass carrying handles, it makes a smart and elegant small piece of antique furniture, useful as a coffee table, magazine store, etc. Circa 1840
A mid 19th century country blanket chest with 2 drawers. Made of elm, it has exceptional charm. Standing on shaped bracket feet, the top has a rounded edge and opens to reveal a blue papered interior. The drawers, with oval brass handles, are also paper lined. Lovely original blacksmith's iron carrying handles on the sides makes it easy to move. With a polished back, this chest could be a coffee table, but the excellent proportions, beautiful grain, colour, and waxed surface makes this chest a little country gem. Circa1840
Late 17th century small Oak Coffer. Of panelled and pegged construction, typical of the period, it has a decorative carved frieze at the front. The coffer stands high on its legs (damp rot and damage often leads to them being cut down) The hinges are replaced. A good warm colour and waxed surface makes this a pleasing example of English oak furniture. Circa 1690
An 18th century chest of drawers on bracket feet. The Georgian oak is enlivened with walnut crossbanding to the top and front surrounding the drawers. With original shaped bracket feet and brassware, this is a useful chest of drawers in lovely original condition. Circa 1750.
An early 18th century walnut and oak chest on chest. It has the warm simple elegance of this period. The drawer fronts have mirror cut walnut veneers, edged with cossbanding. A neat cornice is made up of crossgrained walnut, as are the reeded applied mouldings around the drawers. The sides are of solid oak, and the chest stands on veneered bracket feet. Brass handles are replacements, dating from about 1770. The drawers have been lined out in green fabric. With a good colour and surface, this well proportioned chest on chest is in excellent condition. Circa 1725
A substantial 19th century Elm Chest, with iron banding and iron carrying handles. The interior is fully lined with a most interesting and finely printed wood grain paper. Exploiting the fabulous grain and colour of elm, this antique chest with its flat top surface would make a perfect coffee table. Circa 1840.
A small antique 6-plank coffer dating from the late 17th century. Normally found in oak, this is made from elm. This gives it a lightness and warmth that makes it an attractive country wood to live with. The top and front has inscribed bands of decoration. Of nailed construction, the old nails at the front have aged to become a decorative feature. In good condition, the back has a coat of old brown paint, and the old strap hinges are not original. Circa 1700.
A handsome early 18th century Dower Chest. The fielded panels and pegged construction is typical of the period. The plank top is held on iron hinges, and opens onto the main storage area, which contains a "herb" box to the left hand side (herbs for keeping fresh the stored items). Below are 2 useful drawers, finished with decorative moulding. A warm colour and original surface makes this chest a lovely example of the Age of Oak.
An 18th century Oak Box Stool. The rising lid has a moulded edge and iron butterfly hinges. The front has applied mouldings that simulate drawer fronts. The brass handles are replacements. A rare and attractive small piece of oak with a good surface and colour. Circa 1700.
A Mid 18 th Century Oak Coffer of good neat proportions.comes in good condition with the odd knock and mark consummate with age.original iron lock ( not workin) and ledge on right hand inside a character coffer.
This is a good quality Regency Flame Mahogany Bow Front Chest of Drawers arranged with two over four drawers.With beaded edging at top moulding at front edges bun feet and original handles a very handsome piece of furniture.Has had minor repairs to side and top over time and has been re polished giving it a lovely appearance that would enhance any property.