Small Regency Mahogany Canterbury/sheet music stand. The 19th century love affaire with the piano in the home gave rise to the Canterbury, a portable piece of furniture for holding sheet music.
This pretty example is in fabulous condition. It has 3 sections, a single drawer, and stands on fine brass casters. Circa 1820
An early 19th century Butlers Tray on Folding Stand. Made of dense Georgian mahogany, it is of exceptional quality. The large front loading tray has curved front corners and shaped sides, softening the angular nature of the whole piece. Unusually, the tray sits on the stand with the ends of the stand protruding(ensuring that, visually, the tray is always securely in the correct position on the bearers?) The stand has carved chamfered legs, and a brass tightening wing bolt for extra strength. A piece of furniture that carried precious items, now an antique with a rich colour and fine original surface. Circa 1830
A good set of 19th century spindle back dining chairs. Turned from alder, a dense country wood, they have remained in very good firm condition. The rushed seats have been re-rushed at some time and are in exceptional condition. These 19th century chairs have a light clear colour that allows them to furnish many types of home decor.
A bright mid 19th century oval dining table that fits into an antique or modern setting. The pale fruitwood top sits on a trestle base. A carved wavy central stretcher is echoed in the lines of the feet, and also the large central butterfly mechanism that pivots and allows the table to be folded. The strong design and structure, pegged and tenoned, has kept this table firm and in great original condition. It easily seats 6, and could seat more.
3 small filing table top filing cabinets from the early 20th century. Each have 4 drawers, and can be stacked into a tower. They are well made. Constructed of thin pine, the main surfaces are covered with a fine woven oilcloth which has a defined textured surface. The 4 drawers of each unit are neatly finished with hard wearing paper. Original brass handles are marked 'Advance'
A sticker to 2 drawers reads: Manufactured by A.E. WALKER Ltd ADVANCE HOUSE CHISWELL STREET LONDON E.C.1
A crowned stamp reads: SUPPLIED FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE
Interesting vintage sets of drawers in very good condition. They are priced individually, the price shown is for one cabinet. Circa 1930
An early 18th century country Oak Table with drawer. Larger than the average side table, it has a substantial feel. The top with a single drawer is held by fine turned legs and 4 stretchers which ensures great stability to the table. An attractive oak table, with lovely colour and waxed surface.
A fine quality Regency double sided book carrier in rosewood. Having great decorative appeal, the central division and are elaborately fret cut in a classical scrolling design, incorporating the handle. A single deep stationary drawer and flattened bun feet finishes this charming small piece of table/desk/library furniture. It is in excellent original condition, with minor restoration to the corners of the sides
A late 18th century Chest of Drawers in superb condition. Made of fine quality mahogany with figured graining, and with a single piece top, it consists of 2 short and 3 long drawers with handsome brass handles. It stands on neat original bracket feet. Small proportions makes this antique chest a piece of furniture for any room.
A late 18th century writing companion box of exceptional quality. Crafted in solid rosewood, with mahogany linings to drawers, it takes the form of a miniature tambour fronted desk. The fine tambour front rolls back to reveal an interior fitted with 2 small drawers and spaces for pens, etc, and ink bottles.
Fine reeding finishes the curved and front edges of the box.
Brass carrying handles and small knobs are all original. In addition to the excellent craftsmanship, this box has been treasured and for over 2 centuries and is in superb condition. Circa 1800
Mid 19th century Spice Tower with 4 stacking compartments. Turned from sycamore, with fine turnings, each section screws into the the lower pot. The top is slightly unusual, fashioned in the style of a pillar box. The accumulation of patina has left the surface uneven, showing its history. Clearly well used, the Spice Tower retains its original printed labels, with deterioration of the label on the base section. The wood has cracked at various points, and cleverly repaired, so the tower is stable and fits together perfectly. It has a lovely original feel and good colour. Circa 1840
A superb complete boxed Croquet Game. The paper label reads: United Service Croquet Set. Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd, 105 Victoria St, London SW1
The 4 mallets are in excellent condition, one having minor indents (probably from dog teeth), shown in close-up. Some of the pieces are rarely seen in most sets, and all are in fine condition. Cared for and stored well, this is a quality game that will be played for many years to come. Circa 1920
The glow of 17th century oak makes this table perfect for any festive occasion. With a thick 2 plank top, it is solid and stable to use. The top lifts away from the base, making the table easier to move. The base has thick turned legs that are united with H stretchers. A table with wonderful age, great colour and immense charm. Circa 1640
Beautifully proportioned early 19th century casket on brass feet. Veneered with opulent burr yew wood, it is finished with boxwood and ebony fine line inlays. The original brassware is of the finest quality, and is in exceptional condition, retaining much of the original gilding. The original interior, probably a ladies work box, was replaced some time ago (possibly in the 1920s/30s) with a plush wine red velvet and a fine leather covered jewellery tray. A jewel of a box, a perfect gift! Circa 1820
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.
A fine version of the 19th century treen wool winder, commonly called a "swift". The mahogany circular base is deeply turned, from which rises a brass pole. The thin slats that make up the winding mechanism are attached to wooden rings, and rises up and down the pole. They are wood stained to match the mahogany base and finial. This is an elegant example of an antique swift, in excellent original condition.
Early 19th century colour and style is captured in this sarcophagus shaped double Tea Caddy. Figured flame mahogany and fine pressed gilded brass feet and handles would have made this container for tea a treasure. The 2 inner removable tea boxes, made of solid mahogany with ebony edging, still slide effortlessly into their compartments, due to the quality of construction. A small veneer patch and repair near a hinge (seen in a photograph), and a replaced glass mixing bowl, are all the damage inflicted by 200 years on this beautiful Tea Caddy.
A fine and classic late William and Mary 17th century walnut bureau. The fall front opens onto an interior fitted for writing, with drawers, a central cupboard, and a sliding floor that gives access into a "well", a storage space. An old leather writing surface completes the interior. The golden walnut veneers are decorated with inlaid lines of feather banding. As is mostly the case with walnut furniture of this period, the brassware and carved bun feet are replacements.
Showcasing the excellence of Georgian furniture making, this late 18th century mahogany bureau will become a family heirloom! It is made of solid and veneered mahogany, with lovely flame mahogany chosen for the front of the bureau. The writing interior is a beautifully designed stage, fitted with drawers, pidgeon holes, various hidden drawers, and a central cupboard. The writing surface is old baize, gently faded green. The front corners are canted, with carved and reeded decoration. Fine cast brass handles are replacements. The bureau sits on original craved ogee feet. Minimal restoration and superb colour and surface, and elegant proportions, makes this antique bureau a treasure.
Mid 18th century ebonised longcase clock by John Hallifax of London. A handsome 8-day clock with a fine quality 5 pillar London movement, it has a 12 inch brass dial. The chapter ring, minute ring, date aperture, name plate and Silent/Strike dial are all silvered. Fine cast brass decoration to the corners features classical heads and sea creatures. Fine cut steel hour and minute hands are original.
The case is ebonised, the original surface having worn well but showing some crazing to the door. The plinth has been restored, having lost 2-3 inches in its long life. Overall, a good quality clock in excellent original and working condition.
Early 19th century mahogany floor standing display stand, often called a "whatnot". With 3 tiers, united by fine turned corner posts, and standing on original brass castors, the design is open, light and elegant. The flame mahogany chosen for this piece makes an attractive surface for displaying beautiful things. The stand is in excellent original condition, with only a partial crack to the middle tier. It has an undisturbed surface, warm colour and simple charm.
A fine quality mid Georgian Dumb Waiter. 18th century mahogany, dense and richly coloured, was the perfect wood for this classic piece of furniture. Three circular tiers, united by turned columns, and supported by a tripod base, made tea and informal supper an elegant part of wealthy Georgian life. The 2 lower tiers revolve, the axis being a steel rod which firmly holds the table together. It is easily dismantled, therefore possibly made to be portable. Originally with casters, these are now missing. The condition is excellent, with a fine waxed surface and a rich mahogany colour. Circa 1770.
Vintage Saporiti Italia armchair and matching footrest. The design and concept company, which was started in 1950 and is still family owned, specialised in high quality products, each item created and constructed by the company is slightly ahead of its time and is destined to last, both in form and function, until the next era.
This armchair and matching footstool, with its label "Made by Fratelli Saporiti, Besnate (Varese) Italy" does have a timelessness to the set. The frame is probably steel, light and flexible, upholstered with fine pale teal leather, the edges piped with contrasting brown leather. Each cushioned part is removable and finished with a zip, allowing the cushion to be replaced. The leather is in fine condition generally, but the piping has suffered deterioration, mostly on the footstool (as shown in the close-up photograph) Comfort and elegance from the 1970s/80s
Late 17th/early 18th century country oak gateleg table. With a fixed centre and 2 hinged folding leaves, it is a versatile piece of furniture. The rectangular top shows off the beauty of the antique oak, and is in superb condition. The table is sturdy and in original condition, with the exception of later Victorian knobs on the 2 drawers. It is a fine piece of antique vernacular country oak furniture. Circa 1700
Late 17th century Oak joined long dining table. A 2 plank top with cleated ends is located on the base with bearers, but is not fixed, making it easy to be moved. 6 turned legs supports the length of the table. The original long outside rails have been taken away, to allow for the use of chairs instead of benches, replaced with a central long rail for strength. A good antique oak period dining table, showing the scars of time but with the handsome solidity of 17th century oak furniture. Circa 1680
Early walnut furniture glows at Christmas time! This William and Mary period bureau bookcase is exquisitely proportioned for any house. It is made in 2 sections. The bookcase, with 3 adjustable shelves, has bevelled glazed doors with decorative arched tops. Below is a classic bureau. The fall front, with mirror veneers and inlaid feather banding, opens to reveal a fitted interior and a faux leather writing surface. A sliding panel opens onto a "well", a slightly hidden storage space. Most of the brassware is probably 1930's vintage, but the fall escutheon and hinges are original. The bun feet are excellent replacements. This period of cabinet making was all about the decorative beauty of the wood itself, and this piece is a fine example.
A quality 19th century mahogany scoreboard for the multi-player team game of Life Pool. It was made by Burroughes & Watts, London, who produced games tables and accoutrements for Billiards, Snooker and Life Pool from 1836. This board is in fine working order and condition, with 2 rolling scorers and a central slate chalk board. In the sliding score panels, 3 of the "stars" are missing, but the original quality and a good life makes this antique wall mounted scoreboard a little special. Circa 1890
A rare small table Cabinet/Box from the early 18th century. Made of oak, it has an upper compartment with a door, over a single moulded fronted drawer. The door has its original iron butterfly hinges and wooden catch. The brass handles are also probably original. In fine condition, this cabinet has always held precious items, and in turn has been cared for. Circa 1730
A classic mid 18th century country Oak Dresser with shelves, drawers and cupboards. The plate rack is crowned with a cornice and a stunning frieze. Below the 3 drawers are 3 cupboard which open onto a single long cupboard. The doors and sides are panelled. With a wealth of detail, originality, a superb waxed finish and perfect antique oak colour, this small dresser is a fine country piece of furniture. Circa 1750
Large wall mounted panelled and painted Freemasonry commemorative board, listing past Grands from 1884 to 1940. The Loyal CLARENCE DE WARRENNE LODGE No.139 is the title, beautifully painted in red and gold 3 dimensional lettering. The board is finely executed, the side columns painted to simulate marble. It is in superb condition.
Early 20th century leather covered fitted writing box. Of good quality, the top is slightly padded and inset with a carrying handle, which, like the other metalwork on the box, is silver plated brass. The interior is fitted to hold everything for writing the ink bottle is missing. It even has a wipeable white board for memos! Circa 1910
A late 18th century large wall hung Tavern Clock (often called Act of Parliament clocks after a short lived tax on clocks that was passed by Parliament in 1797). These clocks were hung in taverns and inns, where the general public were able to see the time displayed. This fine example has a black ebonised case and a 20inch gold faced dial with black Roman numerals. The glass clock face cover has a finely turned mahogany bezel that lends warmth to the clock case. The weight driven original 7-8 day brass movement is in clean working order. Original hinges and escutcheon, and attractive moulded wedge shaped base show the quality of this handsome clock. Circa 1780
he early 19th century eminent surgeon and anatomist Sir Astley Cooper, doctor to the Royal Family, designed a chair to correct and strengthen the spine of one of the Royal children. These "Correction Chairs" became popular amongst the fashionable classes. This rare pair is made of beech wood and ebonised. The backs have a lyre shaped motif, the centre picked out with gold paint. The caned seats are in perfect condition. One chair has metal strengthening the turned uprights where they meet the seat. Decorative and elegant, they make wonderful accent pieces. Circa 1840
Early 20th century leather suitcase that combines quality, condition and history. Made by H. Greaves of New Street, Birmingham, the case opens to reveal a honey coloured pigskin lining stamped in gold leaf with the makers cartouche. It is well travelled, but the quality of construction and fittings has left it in exceptional condition.The case has the initials E.H.C. on the lid, and a tag that came with the case reads "E.H.C. Emmeline Hannah Cadbury. Direct from family". Emmeline (1883-1966), born in Madagascar, married William Cadbury, of the Cadbury/Bourneville chocolate making family, in 1902. This sturdy piece of luggage probably accompanied her on the voyages that a wealthy woman of that time could undertake. A lovely piece of history, now mounted on a simple black stand, useful as a coffee table, or somewhere to hide your chocolates! Circa 1910
An early 19th century curved back Box Settle. Finely made, it has a high back, a side cupboard with a panelled door, and concealed storage space under the seat. A wonderful statement piece of antique furniture, it is entirely of honey toned pine, with lovely wear and a waxed surface. It is in original condition. Circa 1820
A pretty pair of 19th century French trestle end benches. Made from cherrywood, they are smooth, with a great waxed surface. The trestle ends are shaped. Well constructed, the benches are sturdy and glow with the honey tones of antique cherrywood. Circa 1880
A good antique Life Pool Scoreboard in mahogany. The printed labels are in excellent condition. Ivory and mother of pearl buttons, and ebony inlaid stars on sliding panels are all intact. The makers label on the pediment is E. Calvert, 104 Boro, London SE. Circa1880.
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.
A rare late 19th century height measure. Made of mahogany, the stick is faced with boxwood on 2 sides, one side inscribed in inches, the other with metric measurements. In 1896 the British Parliament passed the Weights and Measures (Metric System) Act which legalised metric units for all purposes, at a time when over 40% of British exports were to metricated countries. This treen measure has a sliding arm, connected with brass and finished with a carved hand hold. Small brass plates strengthen the base of the measuring stick. An interesting piece of history, in excellent condition. Circa 1900
The restrained, clean lines of the Regency period can be seen in this rosewood Davenport of the early 19th century. The writing section sits on a bank of 4 drawers, fixed to it but pivotting to the side to allow the use of a chair. The sloping lid with a tooled leather opens to reveal a drawer-fitted interior. To the right side is a concealed pen and ink drawer that, once withdrawn, hinges neatly to the side. A brass gallery completes the top.The base has a panelled back, and original small wooden handles and brass escutcheons. Beneath the base plinth are concealed original castors. A fine and elegant writing desk. Circa 1820.
This little tavern/pub table is a rare survivor from the late 17th century. A thin plank top sits above a deep well shaped frieze. Turned splayed legs are united by 4 stretchers, a style feature that has contributed to its sturdy longevity. The stretchers and legs are nicely softened by age, and the pegged construction is undisturbed. The whole table has a rich deep oak colour and fine antique surface
A fine piece of antique treenware, a small ladies table Flower Press. Made of rosewood with a contrasting interior of a light wood, possibly boxwood, it was designed for the preservation of specimen plants. The carved decoration is exceptional. The turned mechanism for the press is in lovely working order. Missing only the surface veneers on the side of the base, this little press in in fine original and lightly used condition. Circa 1830
An early 19th century Butler's Tray on Stand. Most often in mahogany, this one is made of oak, allowing it to be slightly lighter and finer in construction, but also less formal than mahogany. The tray sits on an original X-frame folding stand. In lovely condition, it's portability and elegance makes it a little treasure! Circa 1830
A handsome mid 19th century Windsor Armchair with a crinoline stretcher. The robust design and substantial seat comes from the Yorkshire area. It is made of ash and elm woods. The high splat back, beautifully grained elm wood, is shaped and fret cut with 3 fir tree motifs. The sturdy construction and a good life has left it in superb original condition. A fracture in the back hoop (shown in a photograph) has been fully and securely repaired. A lovely country antique armchair that will be provide comfortable seating for another 2 centuries or more! Circa 1860
An early 20th century personal measuring scales from the company of W & T Avery Ltd Birmingham. Measuring weight and height, they encapsulate the quality and ingenuity of craftsmanship that came out of the manufacturing bases such as Birmingham. The stand and post is made of oak. The height measure, including the extension, is made of boxwood. Silvered brassware gives a smart, medical appearance. Below, the stand contains a compartment for the adjusting key, and the top can be taken off to reveal the cast iron mechanism. Altogether, these scales are in perfect working order, and comes with all its tools and fitments. Circa 1900
19th century French tobacconist hanging shop sign, with "TABAC" written on both sides. Made of cut metal in the shape of a pipe, it is double sided and painted red with gold details and writing. In untouched, unrestored condition, a great example of Folk Art signage. Circa 1870
A treasure from the mid 18th century kitchen, this brass flour dredger is small and exquisitely formed. It is cast from fine sheet brass with scribed banded decoration that is soft and worn by use and age. The domed top fits onto the pot perfectly. The strap handle is attached with copper rivets. All the wear and small dents contribute to the beauty of this fine Georgian antique dredger. Circa 1740
A good late 19th century mahogany Pedestal Desk with a tooled leather inset writing surface. The desk has 3 sections, making it easy to move, the flat top uniting the pedestals. It also moves on castors. The tooled green leather top is old, but not the original, and is therefore in very good condition. The drawers are furnished with brass handles. A plain veneered back completes this very useful and attractive desk. Knocks to the corners, and minor surface repairs attests to 130 years of use, and the quality to provide another 130!
19th century circular turned Solitaire Board. Made of mahogany, it comes complete with marbles(modern), and stands on 3 original button feet. The board is also marked and painted for another game called Fox and Geese. It is in very good condition. Circa 1890
A 19th century turned wood truncheon. It is probably made from ashwood, with the handle displaying the fine graining of the wood. The main staff is painted black, with the emblem/arms of the enforcement group to which it belonged painted in red and gold at the tip.
A fine Victorian wooden truncheon, turned from boxwood or fruitwood. The painted decoration includes a quartered heraldic shield and a crown. There is a lovely tactile feel and patina to the ring turned handle. General wear to the surface is expected, but the truncheon is in very good order.
A late 19th century book rest in oak. Simply designed, in the Arts and Craft manner, it is finely constructed, ad beautifully functional, with original brassware. It has been gently used and is in excellent condition, an antique that any book lover would find pleasure in using.
19th century money box, probably made for a child, turned from boxwood. It is in the form of a crenelated turret. The inner lid, with the coin slot, unscrews to open the box. It is in lovely condition, with its original surface.
Often found in Chemists and Doctors travelling medicine chests, these wooden bottle shaped containers were excellent at protecting their contents. Turned from boxwood, they were crafted with amazingly accurate screw on lids, that even today are sharp, effortlessly opening and closing. This one has an attractive turned top, and is stamped "4 oz" to the base. It is in very good condition.
18th century single compartment mahogany Cheese Coaster. This boat shaped piece of table treen was designed to hold a round of cheese and pushed up and down the dining table. A small degree of cracking to the bent wood of the interior is not unusual, but the general condition of this piece is excellent, with original brass casters. Circa 1780
A good set of 18th century wall hanging country-style shelves. Of medium size, they probably sat above a dresser base. They are made of oak, with backboards of stained pine. 3 shelves have plate strips and grooves. A shaped cornice with carved side panels completes the framing of these shelves. They are in very good condition, sturdy and clean. Circa 1780
Amusing late Victorian hand coloured etching by Frank Palon. The central main picture shows a game of golf at "ROYAL AND ANCIENT (ST ANDREWS 1798)". Surrounding it are a series of delicately coloured funny sketches. The original frame, black and gold, has suffered the knocks of age, and the print paper also has a gentle peppering of age spots and area of shadowing. Well executed etching and good colour, this little print is a nice mixture of sport and humour!
Pair of early 20th century upholstered armchairs. They have been newly re-covered with a light brown corduroy. The sprung seats are in good condition.The legs, turned at the front, have their original castors.
Mid 19th century French dining table with the beauty and glow of cherrywood. The top, planked and finished with cleated ends, has a superb surface. At both ends of the table, curved hand holds withdraws extending leaves that almost doubles the size of the basic table. One extension clearly has been used for cutting/serving bread, with lovely wear. The leaves are a combination of chestnut and cherry and can be either partially or fully extended, maintaining good structural strength. Decorative turned legs softens the rectangular top, creating an attractive table that would fit old or contemporary decors.
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.
A small beautifully proportioned early 19th century Chest of Drawers. In keeping with the period, a pine carcass is veneered with warm mahogany, which is edged and inlaid with fine contrasting lines of boxwood. The top has restrained decoration in the form of crossbanding and inlay. The 3 drawers have their original oval brass handles, and the top drawer is lined with blue paper. This charming little antique chest of drawers stands high on its integral feet, and has a wonderful warm colour and fine waxed surface.
A bold mid 19th century country house wall mirror. The large wooden frame is deeply carved with acanthus leaves and scrolls, then gessoed and gilded. As the gilding is the original surface, there is wear and rubbing throughout. The panelled back is also original. The large mirror is replaced, therefore in perfect condition. A handsome and spectacular mirror to enhance a room. Circa 1840
Early 19th century hoop back Windsor side chair. The best quality country chairs of this period were often made of yew wood with elm seats, as this chair is. The bentwood hooped back frames a central finely shaped back splat, incorporating a Prince of Wales feather as a decorative motif. The thin elegantly shaped seat is accented with a scribed edge line. The crinoline stretcher below (more often a feature in armchairs) is also made of yew wood. This fine country chair is in superb original condition, with a glow that only antique yew and ash woods attain. Circa 1820
Regency giltwood overmantel landscape wall mirror. Glazed in 3 sections, the glass bevelled and each section edged with an ebonised reeded band. The well proportioned mirror has a breakfront design with half round corinthian columns. The classical style is refreshingly simple, enhanced by clean original gilding the is in beautiful condition. Circa 1820
19th century mahogany writing slope/box of great quality. The gilded brass bands, corners and side handles are finely made, inset and flush with the surface of the wood. Opening the box reveals a blue velvet writing slope that conceals space for stationary. On one side a removable inner tray can be lifted out, and a secret spring catch used to reveal a set of little drawers. Silver-plated topped ink bottles, pen tray and compartments for letter writing accoutrements complete the interior. The box has a Bramah lock but no key. A fine box, it was made for travelling, for someone wealthy, possibly military. It has been well used, with wear and minor scratching tp the brass, but obviously travelled in a case, as the condition and surface is exemplary. Circa 1870
An early 19th century Mahogany Chest of Drawers. Solid fine quality mahogany is used in a restrained manner that allows the wood to speak for itself. The top, with a moulded edge, sits above 4 graduated drawers, which are finished with cockbeading. The drawer linings are oak. The handles have been changed, probably later in the 19th century, to the present turned mahogany knobs. This small and well proportioned chest is completed by high stylish shaped feet. Clean, solid, with an excellent waxed surface, this late Georgian chest of drawers is a classic piece of antique furniture. Circa 1820
The teapoy was a piece of small furniture, developed in the 18th century to house and lock away a popular and expensive commodity: tea. In form, they were like an over-sized tea caddy on a base. This mahogany teapoy dates from the early 19th century. With 8 sides, it sits neatly on 4 finely turned legs that end in small brass castors. The top, veneered and cross grained, opens onto the fitted interior with 2 removable caddies and 2 tin lined compartments. Brass lions head handles are replacements. The condition is very good throughout please note slight cracking to the veneer on the top, a small section of the reeded bottom edge, front left side, restored, and a knock to the wood on the back. This teapoy is of superb quality with a rich colour and patina. Circa 1820
A small set of table standing apothecary chest of 4 drawers. The top and sides are pine, stained to match the mahogany drawers. The drawers are finished with glass chemists labels and black knobs. Circa 1880
A fine William & Mary late 17th century marquetry longcase clock. It has decorative laburnum veneers on oak, with fine line inlays and ebonised trim. Oyster veneers on the door form a background to panels of exquisite flower and bird marquetry, featuring a pair of loving birds. The 11 inch brass dial, with silvered chapter ring, has a seconds dial, date aperture, and 4 winged cherub spandrels.The 8 day London 5 pillar movement, original and in perfect working order, has been cleaned and overhauled. The movement is of superb quality, like the case, but there is no makers name on it. Originally made with a rising hood, the hood has since been converted to frontal horizontal removal. Circa 1690
A stunning walnut centre table from the late 17th century. Made of solid walnut, the rectangular top has canted corners and a simple moulded edge. Turned legs are united by stretchers. It is pegged throughout, as expected for this period. In exceptional original condition, this medium size table has a glowing original surface. It is a fine example of the best of English vernacular furniture from the 2nd half of the 17th century. Circa 1690
A sumptuous large Victorian 3-fold screen. The decoupage on the panels is of exceptional quality, carefully chosen and assembled with great artistry. Unusually, the screen is decorated on both sides, one side in vivid colour and the other in black and white both sides are treated with the same attention to detail and artistry. The panels are framed with a gold edging. They sit within a substantial black ebonised wooden frame. The hingeing mechanism which allows the individual panels to move and fold in a 360 degree plane is ingenious. A 2-3 small replacement patches have been made, otherwise the whole screen is in exceptional fine condition, and is a wonderful picture of Victorian life and artistry.
This Toy Train is guaranteed to light up Christmas for a lucky child. Its perfection is in the simplicity. Red painted wood, with fine line decoration, it runs on rubber wheels. It is coupled to a cargo truck, and dates to about 1920-30, but is still in excellent running order!
A charming antique country stool. The oval top, with a cut out hand hold, is made from a grained piece of wood that has worn to an interesting decorative surface. A carved frieze and turned tapered legs gives it a timeless feel, along with the neat square peg construction. The wood is probably ash. A seat or a table, this pretty stool is in perfect and original condition.
William Rolfe was an innovator and maker of pianos in the late 18th century, setting up on his own in 1798 and, with his 2 sons, becoming Rolfe & Sons in the early 19th century.
This six octave square piano, stamped with serial number 6294, dates from about 1816. The quality of the construction and the Classical design features, such as the nameboard above the keyboard, which is a cartouche richly decorated with flowers, tendrils and fruits, made these pianos a favourite amongst the wealthy of that time. The mahogany case is edged with rosewood crossbanding, and has fine fruitwood and ebony stringing and banding throughout. Inside the case is pasted an instruction sheet "By Royal Patent" etc, followed by detailed information and tips for caring for the instrument. The piano has been restored, and is in working order.
A fine mahogany centre table from the early 19th century Regency period. Made of the best quality mahogany, the top has 2 drop leaves and 2 concealed drawers. The carved pedestal base has 4 splayed legs that terminate in original brass acanthus leaf tips with casters, retaining some original gilding. With a superb undisturbed patina/surface that highlights the depth of colours in the top of the table, it would bring elegance to any situation, as a small dining table for 4, or as a centre or side table. Marking to the top is part of the history of this handsome original table.
A complete set of driveway country house gates from the early 20th century. Constructed from the finest quality wood in a sturdy design, they are still in superb condition. Both the main gate and the side gate retain their hinges, catches and iron post fixings.
Enjoy a socially distanced Christmas this year with this fabulous extending French Farmhhouse Table. The main table is made of cherrywood, glowing with warm honey tones. In this closed state, the table seats 6, and is 2 metres in length. However, by simply withdrawing either one or both ends, the table extends until it has doubled in length. The extending leaves are made of chestnut. This mid 19th century table is in exceptional condition, with a clean waxed surface, and will impart cheer to any festive occasion. Circa 1840
A fine early Georgian Chest on Stand. Combining the strength of oak with a delicacy of design, it is a piece that calls for light. Elegant houses built in this period were exploiting the themes of light and space, with large windows and rooms. This Chest, in 2 pieces, has pine lined drawers that sit within a moulded framework. The base has square cut cabriole legs to the front, that are mirrored in the shaped back legs. A change of handles took place about 1790-1800, when the classic swan neck handles were fashionable. In lovely condition, this is a piece of oak furniture with timeless elegance. Circa 1730
Often found in Chemists and Doctors travelling medicine chests, these wooden bottle shaped containers were excellent at protecting their contents. Turned from boxwood, they were crafted with amazingly accurate screw on lids, that even today are sharp, effortlessly opening and closing. This small example has an incised stamp on the lid: SAVORY & MOORE LONDON, for the well known chemists that operated throughout the 19th century. The condition is very good, with only a small surface disturbance at a point in the wood grain. Circa 1860
A 19th century Treen Bottle Holder. Made of boxwood, the top is stamped JONES PARIS 23 BLV DES CAPUCINES (end of the last word is indistinct, but this is the address of a well known English perfumer, T Jones, who opened a shop in Paris) In good condition, it has just a small scar on the top. Circa 1880
Finely turned Victorian Treen medicine/Chemist bottle holder. Made of boxwood, with an excellent screw thread, the top is finished with a small nipple. Snugly fitted inside is a glass stoppered bottle, probably the original bottle. One fine crack can be seen on the main body, but it has not opened or extended through to the inside. Circa 1850
This Toilet Mirror with drawers was created to grace the fine new walnut tables and chest of drawers of the late 17th/early 18th century. Made of oak, and veneered with walnut, the base consists of 2 tiers of drawers, with extravagant shaping to the front. The small brass handles are original. The swing mirror has been repaired where the fragile gilded gesso surround has deteriorated over the years. The glass is an old replacement with good clarity. A dark glowing warmth and lovely waxed surface makes this walnut period mirror a treasure. Circa 1700
A matched set of 6 country spindle back chairs from the 1st half of the 19th century. They are typical of the chairs produced in the Lancashire/Cheshire region of the UK, with turned front legs and a bold front stretcher. They are made of ash and alder wood, with rush seats. As a matched set, there are small variations in each chair. Circa 1820
19th century and later cast iron exterior lamp. The main bracket, with bold scrollwork, is Victorian, and originally held a gas light which was replaced about 1970 with an electric lamp. The large bracket fixes to a corner wall position. Circa 1880/1970
A late 18th century wing armchair that combines style, comfort and a most attractive shade of green leather upholstery. The mahogany frame, with carved front legs, has brass castors. The leather upholstery is finished with tight domed brass buttoning. It is not original but has seen long wear, with crazing to the arms and seat, however the leather is actually intact and very comfortable to use. Wonderful Georgian proportions and a perfect antique look makes this armchair rather special. Circa 1780
Late 18th century table box. Made of oak and veneered with fine mahogany, it has a sturdy quality to it. The base moulding ends in small shaped feet. Original brass fittings gives a warm twinkle to the severity of the simple rectangular box. It was originally compartmented but is now lined with paper. The mahogany has a particularly attractive depth of colour that makes this simple box a little treasure. Circa 1780
This practical folding table, designed to be used for refreshment stops on the 19th century coach journey, is also a stylish piece of furniture. It is made of solid mahogany, with a 2 piece hinged top and a subtle wavy line to the x-frame base. A locking bar to the underside easily turns to collapse the table. In good original condition, this charming table has many uses. Circa 1950
A particularly fine finishing touch to a games room, this 19th century mahogany Life Pool/Snooker scoreboard shines. Made by the well known makers of billiard, pool and snooker tables and accessories, Orme & Sons, Manchester its manufacture number, 8527, is stamped on the top of the cornice. Complete and original, with a slate marker board, it has a fine quality finish.
Mid 19th century Oak cased Stick Barometer. The gently bowed front is decorated with acanthus leaf carving to the base. The dial is inscribed with the makers name Moon JunR. William Moon Junior, registered as working c. 1850-70, came from a family of horologists and makers of scientific instruments/tools, working from West India Dock Rd London.The barometer is in superb original condition, having its original thermometer and turning knobs, and is in excellent working order.
A fine quality Regency Chest of Drawers. The bow front makes the most of the sumptuous flame mahogany, the interplay of tones shifting with the varying light. Clean lines are created with a crossbanded edge to the top, a simple apron to the base, and splayed feet. The chest is original throughout, including the wooden knobs. The pine lined drawers are exceptionally clean, ready to fill with your most precious clothes. Circa 1830
This mid 19th century lidded container is a handsome piece of table Treen. Turned from a country wood such as apple, it is formed to look like a barrel.The traditional hoops are defined by black paint. Age has made the opening slightly oval, so that the lid sits on the ridge but is no longer tight. A rich patina and fine condition makes this a great piece for a Treen collection. Circa 1850
Antique Georgian Cheese Coaster. Designed to hold 2 rounds of cheese for a fine dining table, it is made of mahogany. The deep boat shape is finished with a wavy edge and turned handles. A great piece of table "Treen" in lovely condition. Circa 1800
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
Early 20th century floor standing 12 inch Globe on Stand.The circular cartouche reads: Made by Weber Costello Co. Chicago Heights Illinois. The Globe, with its full meridian made of metal, sits, and is removable from, a mahogany tripod stand. The Globe can be dated to between 1924 (when St Petersburg became Leningrad) and 1930 (before Constantinople became Istanbul) It is in good condition, with one small repair, shown in a photograph. The surface of the top area has a light crazing possibly caused by sun and age. The stand is in fine condition, with cast brass lions paw feet. Circa 1928
A mid 20th century Globe Drinks Cabinet in fine condition. The 50cm globe opens to reveal an interior fitted out for bottles, glasses and ice. The bar revolves fully. The globe is papered with a copy of a 1578 Italian map, beautifully hand drawn. The interior of the lid is a brilliance of Classical scenes. The fine quality wooden turned stand gives this cabinet a rich antique appearance. The Globe and platform are made of an early plastic with a black and gold brushed finish. Missing only the inner liner for the ice bucket, this Globe Cabinet is in lovely, gently aged condition.Circa 1960
A charming George 1 walnut side chair. The tall back has an inverted vase shaped splat, which is carved with a deep curve that follows the human spine. Front cabriole legs end in pad feet. With a superb surface and colour, this early walnut chair is in exceptional original condition. The upholstery on the drop-in seat is not original but is an old tapestry, with good colour that compliments the chair. Circa 1720
Late 19th century floor standing plant stand. The painted wire work forms an oval basket on a light delicate base with scrolled feet. Despite the fine construction, the condition of the planter is very good, the close up of the basket edge shows the only minor break in the wire. Circa 1890
A superb essential piece of late 18th century furniture, this Dresser has 3 drawers and a cupboard. The colour and excellent waxed surface is similar to elmwood, and is due to the quality of pine that that has never been painted and stripped. Throughout, the Dresser is in original condition, with panelled sides and bracket feet. Circa 1800
Regency elegance is encapsulated in this small mahogany Pembroke Table. Of the finest quality, it can be a simple display table or, with the folding leaves opened, a work or writing table. The top contains an unusual feature, a drawer that is concealed and opens on both sides of the table with a wooden spring mechanism. The top sits on a beautiful turned baluster column, and a small platform base with legs that were designed with flair and imagination! In original condition, this little table is quite a gem of the early 19th century. Circa 1830
This pair of chairs came from one of the furniture makers that fed the vogue for Japanese-style bamboo furniture in the late 19th century. Due to their lightness, not many pieces have survived, so a pair of chairs in such good condition is quite rare. They are re-upholstered in a fabric that is sympathetic to the period and style. Circa 1890
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 substantial mid 19th century Fire Fender. The brass moulded base, with bun feet, and top rail, are united with iron rods and fine iron mesh. The mesh is double spaced, making an excellent spark guard. The quality of construction can be seen in the iron floor of the fender, which is in superb condition, and fitted with raised sections that are rests for fire irons. There are 2 small areas of mesh breakage, shown in 2 photographs. This fender is higher than most, making it particularly effective as a fire guard. Circa 1840
The fire light catching the warmth of copper and brown leather makes this a very attractive Club Fender. Classic square columns are softened by curlicues and a simple sweeping middle section. The upholstered seat is the original, horse-hair and leather. Circa 1900
A superb set of 6 giltwood dining chairs from the late 18th century. Reputed to have come from Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, via a Sotheby's sale in the second half of the 20th century, the chairs are in wonderful condition. The frames are carved in the Classical style with vine leaves, grapes, flowers, and friezes, all finished with gesso, gilding and paint. Even the back legs are carved and gilded, a sign of the finest quality. The sprung seats and backs are upholstered, and provide very comfortable seating. Despite their age, they are sturdy and firm, and have obviously had a very good life. Circa 1790
A fine example of 17th century oak, this 3 drawer Oak Dresser has superb proportions, colour and surface. The top is in lovely condition, with a simple moulded edge which is softly worn with age. The drawers are finished with an applied moulding to give them depth, and have good quality replaced swan neck brass handles. The sides are panelled. Well turned front legs gives the dresser great stability, whilst the wavy plank back legs adds style. It is a lovely piece from the oak period of furniture. Circa 1700
The Tan Sad Chair Co., London, produced these chairs for the busy factories of the 1930s. Made of tubular metal, the seat revolves through 360 degrees, and the back rest adjusts in height. The sturdy base incorporates a circular foot rest for further comfort of use. It is in very good condition, the original green finish showing typical wear for the age. The seat and back is upholstered with hard wearing rexine. The seat has been recovered at some time in a rich tan, which works well with the original green back, and has 2 small punctures to the fabric (see photograph). The chair is in excellent working order. Circa 1930
Mid 19th century mahogany and leather upholstered Gillow & Co Desk Chair. It has a bold shape, with fine carved cabriole front legs raised on casters. The 2 back legs are stamped "Gillow & Co" The black leather upholstery is beautifully stitched, and incorporates a lumbar pad for comfort. The back has a recessed hand hold at the top. This chair is well designed and executed. The leather is cracking on the seat, but it still has plenty of life left, and lots of character. Circa 1840
"The Book of Knowledge: The Waverley Globe" is the title on the cartouche of this 8 inch Globe on Stand. It is set within a brass half meridian and mounted on a turned ebonised stand. With a good antique surface, and overall excellent condition, there is a stable old crack of about 3 inches along the Equatorial line (as shown in the photographs). The globe can be dated to the late 1920's, as it shows Constantinople after 1930 this city became Istanbul.
Antique Oak Refectory Table. A thick two plank top sits on a sturdy base, which has turned legs united by stretchers. The heavy top sits freely on the base, making the table easier to move. This very good 17th century dining table has a superb waxed surface. The marks on the top are an accumulation of centuries of use, and part of its character. The table provides seating for 8 or more. Circa 1680
Edwardian Drum on Stand. The wooden painted drum has brass sides. It is stamped "Hawkes & Son Makers London". It sits on a gold/brass coloured metal stand that collapses for easy portability. The drum has intact skins, but is an antique and therefore in "as found" condition as regards its usage. Circa 1910.
The joy of Christmas is in a child's rocking horse. This mid century wooden horse was made by the company of J Collinson & Son, who made these dapple grey horses (after a visit by Queen Victoria in 1851, during which she rode a dapple grey, they stopped making other colours and just made the greys in honour of the Queen) This horse is largely unrestored. The surface is original, with cracks and rubbing. The saddle is partly replaced, reins and halter missing, and the mane is cut short. The stand is in good condition. It could be restored, but has an aged charm in its present condition. Circa 1950
A perfect gift for a new home this Christmas! This Victorian Apothecary bank of drawers will fit into any small space, and bring organisation and style, with its retro speaker stack appearance. It has rich mahogany drawer fronts, with sunken inset knobs, and stained pine front and sides.
The love of music exudes from this most elegant antique mahogany Canterbury. Designed in the early 19th century as a portable storage for sheet music, it is a great combination of form and function. This Regency example has a purity of design, simple lines, classic curved top line with carrying handle, a single drawer and original small brass castors. It has been treasured, being in lovely condition.
Late 19th century wall Dial Clock with a black ebonised case. The 10 inch dial has Roman numerals and original steel hands. Behind it is an 8 day movement, which has been fully overhauled and is in good working order. The glass has a chamfered edge and a cast brass bevel. The dial is inscribed "WHITEHORN 10 High Street HAMPSTEAD". A smart and attractive antique wall clock. Circa 1890
Mid 19th century Miniature Chest of Drawers. Beautiful figured mahogany, very much in vogue at that time, is used to enrich the front, top and base. The 3 graduated drawers are finely dovetailed, and retain their original brass escutcheons and wooden knobs, all in proportion for the chest. One of the knobs is an old replacement and the rest of the chest is in fine original condition, with a rich mahogany colour. Circa 1840
The resilience of oak that is over 300 years old is exemplified in this small side table. Delicate yet robust, it is in superb original condition with great patina. Pegged and nailed, it has a moulded edge to the 2 plank top, and its original hand carved wooden knob to the drawer. Circa 1700
With a width of just 2ft 5ins (74 cm), this early 19th century Chest of Drawers is almost a miniature. A classic bow front, it sits high on its slightly splayed integral feet. Flame mahogany veneers light up the front. The 3 drawers are lined with mahogany, a good sign of quality, and retain their original turned wooden handles and brass key escutcheons. In original condition throughout, an unusual size and great colour, a charming and useful chest of drawers. Circa 1820
This small country bureau is a little gem. Made of oak in the late 18th century, it is a simple but fine piece of cabinet-making. In original and excellent clean condition, with shaped bracket feet and exquisitely proportioned brassware, it has charm and would be a pleasure to live with. Circa 1780
This handsome 3 decanter Oak Tantalus was a wedding gift in 1893. The double lidded top and front are carved with vine leaves and grapes. An original spring action lock releases the lids, which open onto a fitted sectioned interior containing small liquor glasses, and allows the cut glass decanters to be removed. A simple brass release allows a front drawer to open, containing a removable cribbage board, pegs and playing cards. The tantalus is finished with brass handles and pierced and studded decoration. Superb quality combines with condition to make this a special gift again. The engraved cartouche on the top reads: "Presented to Mr & Mrs W. A. Ivens by their workpeople on the occasion of their marriage July 18th 1893"
A fine early Victorian large papier mache Tray on a later stand. The tray has a moulded edge with deep sloping sides. In classic black lacquer, it is decorated with gilded vine leaves and other floral motifs. The overall condition of the tray is very good. In the early 20th century a wooden stand was made for it, elegant and with a simple folding action, finished in black with a fine gold line. Circa 1860
A handsome late 18th century cellaret, raised on brass paw feet. Made of solid rosewood, the hexagonal sides are emphasized by inlaid brass banding. The interior is fully fitted to take 12 or more bottles. The original brass hinges are of exceptional quality. The cellaret is raised upon 3 lions paw feet, which are not original but are beautiful castings from about 1820. Quality, condition and size makes this a great furnishing piece for the smart country house style. Circa 1800
A good set of Staunton type Chess pieces. Weighted and having felted bases, they are a classic set. The black pieces are ebonised. The black king has a minor chip to the finial, otherwise the condition is excellent, and all held in their wooden box with sliding lid. Circa 1950
Early 19th century French Cherrywood Dining Table. Tapered legs, a high frieze with shaped brackets, and a clean top with 5 planks that fit together closely, all make this an elegant table. it comfortably seats 6, but can seat 8. It has a good waxed surface and a deep honey colour. Circa 1820
A charming mid 19th century Child's Stool. Made from ash wood, the 4 legs are finely and decoratively turned. The wear of 2 legs attest to the stool having been well used, but this little stool has survived in superb condition, with a lovely surface and colour. Circa 1840
his early 20th century Dolls House has the unusual added feature of being portable, collapsing neatly into a flat package for moving house! Made of wood, with opening windows and doors, the front opens to reveal original wallpaper in 4 rooms. The back retains electric switches from the 1920's/1930's when it was wired for electricity. Presently unfurnished. Circa 1930
18th century oak lowboy, or three-drawer side table. The 2 plank top and the drawers are crossbanded with fruitwood. Simple ogee-shaped sides, and more elaborate shaping to the kneehole front, flow into the square-section cabriole legs. In fine condition, with a good waxed surface and colour, this is an excellent early Georgian country house table. Circa 1730
A very good pair of 17th century chairs. The oak has aged beautifully, and has contributed to their fine original condition. Pegged throughout, with a warm natural colour, it is wonderful that they have been together for over 300 years. Circa 1690
An impressive early 19th century Book Box. Made of walnut, inlaid with fine line stringing, with carved fruitwood on the sides, it has the special texture of a Folk Art piece of treen. The spine of the book is carved to simulate an old leather binding, and does indeed glow like antique polished leather. Both front and back of the book is inlaid with a large cross, indicating the the box probably once held a precious Bible. The interior is lined in blue paper, with a message hand cut into the paper of the lid: "A Present". A beautiful and rare box. Circa 1810
The 19th century chemists shops dispensed their medicines and household chemicals from banks of drawers such as these, neatly labelled with their contents. This small chest is well made, with mahogany fronts to the drawers. Finely dovetailed, the drawers retain their original printed labels and black wooden knobs. The top and sides are of pine, stained to complement the mahogany. Old turned feet have been carefully chosen to complete the piece. Circa 1880
Late 19th century extendable table book rest, made from oak. The folding ends are beautifully carved with Gothic arches. Its original surface, fine condition, and a golden colour makes this book rest rather special. Circa 1880
A small early 18th century Walnut Kneehole Desk. The honeyed tones of the walnut is enhanced by fine herringbone inlay to the top surface and drawer fronts. The drawers, which are lined with oak, retain their original brassware. The central kneehole has a small cupboard space. It is a charming piece of furniture from the walnut period, and is in good condition, with some restorations and repairs that can be expected in such a piece. Circa 1720
Late 18th century Mahogany Toilet Mirror with a box base. The 3 drawer base is serpentine-shaped, veneered with fine flame mahogany and edged with contrast stringing. It sits on small ogee feet. The swing mirror is shield shaped. The back has a paper dust cover. A good Georgian period mirror, in lovely condition. Circa 1800
Mid 19th century square piano. The black and gold name label reads: "Patent COLLARD & COLLARD, late Clementi, Collard & Collard LONDON". The mahogany case is in fine condition, with a crossbanded top and a decorative rosewood surround above the keys . The 4 turned baluster legs, with castors, unscrew for extra portability. The piano movement obviously needs tuning and possible re-furbishment the damp peddle works. The complete top is removable. It is a superb living room piano from the best makers of the period. Circa 1840.
What to do when a lion loses a leg? This fine early 19th century cast iron lion was too precious to lose when the outstretched balancing leg broke off, so the back was filled with a concrete/composition mix, to stabilise it. to complete the rescue, the lion was painted in a rich palette. Time and wear has resulted in a fabulous colour and surface, the top layer of paint crackled and creating subtle tones. It has the appearance of a ancient painted stone statue. A very individual and attractive piece! Circa 1830
Mid 19th century pair of telescopic candlesticks. Fine quality Sheffield silver plate on copper, embellished with bands of moulded foliate decoration. The copper is just beginning to "bleed" through, giving a lovely warmth to the brightness of the silver. They are in good condition for their age. One of the removable sconces won't be moved as it is unnecessary to its use, we have not forced it. The circular bases are finished with green baize. Circa 1860
Antique Salter's personal weight scales. The printed dial reads: No. 214 SALTER'S "ALBION" WEIGHING MACHINE. The cast iron body is designed in the Art Nouveau style of the period. The glass fronted dial is finished with a brass bezel. The paper face has suffered water/damp disfigurement but this does not effect the clarity of the information in some ways it affords character, a sense of age to these scales that are, amazingly, as accurate as they were made at the turn of the 20th century. Circa 1900
A late 17th century "joined backstool" with all the spirit of the oak period. Substantial in weight, it glows with a superb colour and surface, the top rail and edges softened by age. The panelled back and shaped rails are simple and beautiful. Small restorations, such as a patch in the seat, built up back leg, and a patch repair in the left upright post where it joins the seat, are simply part of the history of this antique chair. Circa 1690
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
A mid 19th century composition stone fountain in 2 parts. The top part features a charming pair of cherubs, holding the fountain head. The base consists of a hexagonal plinth. Whether displayed as garden statuary or with running water, it is a classic well cast model, in superb condition.
19th century garden/park bench, the iron strapwork used to great effect in creating a comfortable seat. With a gently curved seat and back, and scrolled arm ends, it is an elegant model of the Victorian outdoor bench. It has been indoors for much of its life, as it is in remarkably good condition the painted surface can either be enjoyed with its slight deterioration or re-painted. Circa 1890.
An interesting and unusual antique half round conical wall column. Probably from the 19th century construction industry, it is a wooden mold for an architectural or other feature. Finely constructed of an American wood, in sections, and painted black, it now makes a great wall bracket/shelf, to display a piece of art or a beautiful plant. Circa 1880.
An early 20th century Jacques Croquet Game. Neatly contained in its pine box, with a faded name logo on the front, and iron carrying handles, the individual pieces of the game are of good quality and condition. 4 boxwood mallets, 3 are original Jacques and I unnamed other. 6 iron hoops, 2 flat topped slightly heavier hoops are possibly replacements. 4 balls, 2 are F.H. Ayres Ltd London International balls. 2 painted wooden posts. The box is in good condition, but is missing the 2 catch "keepers" for securing the lid. Circa 1920
Early 18th century panelled back Oak Wainscot Armchair of substantial proportions. The high back has a boldly shaped top rail. Pegged construction throughout keeps this heavy antique chair in firm sturdy condition. An interesting under seat strengthening, with a wooden lath and metal bracket, appears original. The feet have been built up to the lower rails, otherwise the condition is original, with an excellent waxed patina. Circa 1720
A fine quality bentwood Hat and Coat from the early 20th century. Beautifully made with the expertise that the Thonet company perfected in the 19th century, the exquisitely curled branches and decoration has survived in perfect condition. There is no label on this stand, and there were other companies making bentwood furniture at that time, but this stand is probably from one of the main producers, Thonet, Kohn or Mundus, or possibly all three when, in 1923, for a while they merged to form a single company. Circa 1920
A fine quality early 19th century large library centre table/desk. The rectangular mahogany table has a brick red tooled leather top that is in beautiful antique condition, with subtle marks and water spots just giving a sense of age. Handsome carved legs stand on original castors. This centre table is timeless, and comes in lovely original condition. Circa 1830
Mid 17th century Oak Wainscot Chair. A beautifully carved frieze and top rail to the back, which is panelled and carved with a flower and leaf motif. The front feet and 2 of the lower rails have been repaired/replaced. The chair, of slightly smaller than usual proportions, has a great surface and colour, shining with the solidity of fine antique English oak. Circa 1660
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
Store your favourite snooker cues in this fine quality mahogany wall cabinet. Dating from the late 19th century, it has 5 numbered individually locking compartments (no keys!) Clean smart lines throughout, finished with a neat cornice and base mould, great original condition. When snooker buddies visit your Games Room, they know exactly where their cue is! Circa 1880.
Late 17th century small Walnut Writing Desk. Exceptional use of rich and decorative burr wood veneers and herringbone crossbanding follows the new style of veneered furniture that was introduced to Britain in the 2nd half of the 17th century. The natural grain and figure of the woods was used to ornament a lighter style of furniture that enhanced the new spacious brick buildings of that period.This rare desk has a fitted interior, with a hidden "well" or storage space (including a hidden drawer), and a leathered writing inset slope. 2 drawers sit above a cupboard. The flush veneered doors enclosing the cupboard retain original brass key plates and hinges (one hinge replaced with an exact casting) The bun feet, prone to wear and rot, were replaced at some time. A wonderful surface allows the glow of the burr walnut to shine. Circa 1690.
Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy. With beautiful figured veneers and fine boxwood stringing in superb condition, it is fitted inside with a single lidded tea compartment and recess for a mixing bowl. An original pressed brass handle is well balanced by a similar, slightly ragged, replacement from the same period. Original hinges and feet complete this simple but charming Tea Caddy. Circa 1820
Late Victorian oak table top box. The domed top is a slatted rolling lid that opens to reveal 2 compartments. Lending a twinkle to this well constructed box is a pair of engraved silver plated oval side handles. The oak has been chosen for its graining, the sides in particular displaying a more unusual and decorative cut of the wood. What will you keep in this charming box! Circa 1900
A most attractive18th century bureau, unusually made with cherrywood. The interior is fitted with drawers and pidgeon holes, and has a green leathered writing surface. The brassware, fine quality, may not be the originals but has been on the bureau for a long time. Standing on original bracket feet, this bureau is a perfect size to use. Being mostly solid wood (rather than veneers on pine) it has survived well, but please note that the fall front has twisted slightly, however this does not affect the functioning or appearance of the bureau. Circa 1780
Late 18th century Oak Candle Stand. The fixed dished top, turned column and high arched tripod base have elegant balanced proportions. The legs are unusually fine and has survived well, with only one foot having been beautifully repaired. Circa 1780
This 18th century open Corner Armchair celebrates the glow of walnut. With Hepplewhite shaped and pierced splats, and an upholstered drop in seat, it is a smart country chair. The 3-piece bowed back gives it the comfort of the well known Captain/Smokers bow chairs of the 18th/19th centuries. In lovely condition, the colour and surface of this antique walnut chair is most attractive. Circa 1780.
A large bespoke vintage club fender. The substantial brass frame has square tubular rails and is firm and strong. The buttoned leather upholstered seat is in immaculate condition. Made approximately 40 years ago.
Create a library in any room with this elegant revolving bookcase. Dating from the early 20th century, it is designed with great functionality, not only revolving but easily moved on its 4 porcelain casters. A simple moulded edge to the top, chamfered slats and clean lines to the inner divisions makes this a piece of antique furniture that fits any interior. It is in good original condition. Circa 1910
Early 19th century French fruitwood Farmhouse Table. A superb table seating 8-10, it has a 2 plank top that is finished with edging strips. A single useful drawer is at one end, and a sliding concealed breadboard at the other end. The legs are elegantly tapered. Pegged construction throughout is typical of the period. The table is in fine original condition, with a deep golden colour. Circa 1830
19th century Bidet, complete with porcelain bowl and lid. Beautifully crafted, the mahogany sides are sinuously curved with rounded ends, then finished with a rounded moulding on the top edge. The lid has a slight curve at the edges, but is flat enough to use as a table. With its original bowl, this bidet is of exceptional quality and has survived in lovely condition. Circa 1840
19th century pine campaign saddle stand. Made by the Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd, it has survived its travels remarkably well. It has a clever sprung central lath, held by brass catches, that allows it to fold for travelling. It is stamped 'A & N. C.S.L Makers P3'. In very good condition, with a nutty waxed surface, this little saddle stand is classic and elegant.
Mid 19th century country dining table, seating 6. Beautifully made and in exceptional condition, it has a single drawer at one end and a bread board withdraws at the other end, usefully extending the table. The French cherrywood has dark honey tones with a superb waxed surface. The turned legs are a fine example of the turners artistry and help to make this small dining table rather special. Circa 1850
An early 20th century floor standing bentwood hat and coat stand. This is in the more rare half round version, standing flat against a wall. A strong design, balanced and on an effective triform base, allows it to stand freely. The ebonised finish is in very good order. This coat stand may be from the well known bentwood makers, Thonet, but has no label to confirm this. Circa 1910
A handsome quality early 20th century boxed game of croquet by F. H. Ayres. 4 mallets, 4 balls, 10 number markers, 2 posts and 11 metal hoops. Included is a 1972 edition of the 1961 Laws of Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. Circa 1910
A good mid 20th century wooden Staunton Chess set. Of medium size, (the king is 8.3cm tall), this is a set that has seen many skirmishes and is perfect for a good sized board/table. It comes in a pine box with a sliding lid. Circa 1950
Bring fun and games to Christmas at home with this early 20th century Table Croquet Game in a pine fitted box. Of exceptional quality, the interior racks keeping the mallets in order, with good space for all the items. The set comprises 8 mallets, 2 hand painted posts, 6 balls, 10 metal hoops, a mallet and a hope punch for the cork stands. The unusual box, with a pitched roof top, opens to form a holding shelf for the small items and balls. Circa 1910
Give someone this early 19th century miniature Chest of Drawers, then help her fill it with treasures! Made of mahogany, the 3 drawers have decorative edging and bone key hole escutcheons. Fine dovetailed construction, turned knobs and a well shaped lower frieze makes this chest a perfect copy of the full sized chests of the period. Circa 1820
Unwrap this handsome Games Table after Christmas dinner and sit back for some stimulating fun and games! The mahogany top with an inlaid chequerboard, has a sturdy feel, due to a box construction to contain shallow drawers. The 2 drawers contain a set of wooden draughts, and can also be used to place "taken" chess pieces.The base has a yew wood baluster column and oak legs. The top and base are 19th century in date but were not originally together, however they create a robust and attractive games table. Circa 1830
A gift to be treasured by any chess player, this Chess Set is a classic Staunton. Turned in boxwood and ebony, the pieces are weighted and finished with green baize on the bases. A small set, they are nicely portable in their box. Condition is good, just some damage to the lower part of the white king (see photographs). Circa 1930s.
A perfect treasure of a snuff box! Beautifully carved from burr mulberry, with an integral hinge, and lined with tortoiseshell, the lid is personalised with a little silver initialled shield. The original surface worn soft by time and handling is a tactile joy to hold. In immaculate condition, this little antique treasure could also hold another surprise...! Circa 1820
An agate glazed slipware Money Box modelled as a Scottish chest of drawers. Bold yellow and brown swirls cover the surface (except the base). "Savings Bank" is impressed into the top front of the chest, which has black knobs and escutcheon details, with the date 1875 written in black slip on the base moulding. No makers name, but it is possibly from one of the potteries that flourished in Burton-in-Lonsdale in the 19th century or from the Halifax area. It is in exemplary condition, the odd corner of worn glaze only a sign of its age.
Early 19th century Bureau Bookcase, in 2 sections. Smaller than most, and exquisitely proportioned, it is made of fine quality Georgian mahogany, with crossbanding and inlays to the cornice, fall front and base. The 13 pane glazed doors open onto an interior with adjustable shelves. This is a bookcase that works to decorate a room, with a lightness of design. It is in superb original condition, including unusual brass lions head handles, with a fine surface and colour. Circa 1800.
This early 19th century mahogany Tripod Table celebrates the change in furniture/decor styles, from the Georgian period of the previous century to the lightness of the Regency period. The single piece rectangular top is inlaid with a delicate black fine line decoration which is continued down to the base. The sharpness of the turned stem, and the outward sweep and shaping to the legs, which stand on small balls, gives the table an elegant balanced look. The fixed top gives it complete stability. A table of quality, in superb condition. Circa 1820.
Unusual vintage model of a Horse's Stable. The wooden barn has opening doors to side sections, and a movable central section fitted with hay feeders and hitching posts. Papering the floors are original 1950's printed papers. The pitched roof is similarly papered. central on the roof is a clock/bell tower. Great attention to detail throughout and good condition, just waiting for some 4-legged friends to move in. Circa 1950.
Regency style open armchair by the London furniture makers, Hamptons & Sons. The ebonised frame has a strong design, with a scroll back top bar and oval caned back. The caning, in a radiating pattern, is beautifully executed and original. Carved arm supports flow into subtly tapered ring-turned front legs. Original painted surface decoration throughout the chair is generally worn, except for the front of the seat and some gilded line detail. The drop-in seat is upholstered in a worn velvet. A makers plaque reads:" Hamptons, Pall Mall East, SW1". Circa 1880.
Antique Copper and Iron Equestrian Weathervane. The 2-dimensional horse and rider is well modelled and cut, and painted on both sides. The figures are mounted on a simple iron arrow directional. With 1-2 dents and surface weathering, this small weathervane is a charming piece of country folk art, and best displayed indoors. Circa 1920.
Mid 19th century table String Barrel. Turned from boxwood, it retains fine crisp edges and scribed line decoration. The metal cutting blade is in exceptional condition. With a good clear surface and colour, this string box is a fine quality piece of antique treenware in superb condition. Circa 1850.
Late 17th century Charles ? caned armchair. This style of furniture, lighter and more decorative than the oak regional tradition of that time, was introduced to the British Isles with the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. This example in walnut is typical of the style. The caned back has a pierced and carved frame flanked by barley twist supports. A cresting rail and the front stretcher are profusely carved, and other rails have barley twist turnings. The caning, not the original, is in perfect condition. Circa 1680
This early 19th century mahogany chest of drawers has the excellent proportions and restrained elegance of the period. 4 long graduated drawers have fine mahogany linings and original turned handles. The shaped apron on the bow front is picked up at the sides with deep curves. Brass carrying handles gives it extra portability. A good quality chest, the mahogany picked for grain and colour, it would grace any room with style. Circa 1830.
A handsome early 19th century oval drop side mahogany Butlers Tray. The panelled tray is in fine condition, with original brass hinges. The quality extends to the folding stand, which, unusually, is superbly turned. A decorative table of fine mahogany, with an excellent waxed surface and great colour. Circa 1810.
Beautifully made and proportioned, this mid 19th century oval Butlers Tray on a folding stand is unusually made of oak instead of mahogany. The tray has 4 folding sides, held on original brass spring-loaded hinges. The rectangular bed of the tray is of a panelled construction, in lovely condition and no shrinkage causing gaps in the joints. It sits on an x-frame folding stand. Circa 1850.
Attractive early 19th century Oak Dresser/Sideboard. It has a good flat 2-plank top with a moulded edge below. The 3 oak lined drawers and the flat panelled sides are crossbanded with mahogany. A delicately shaped frieze to the front and sides are in keeping with the lighter style of furniture at the turn of the 19th century. Oval brass handles are original to the dresser. The square tapered legs have been carefully and well built up, giving the dresser a good height. Circa 1800
A 19th century treen Bottle Holder. Finely turned from boxwood, it has a good undisturbed deep patina and colour. There is a natural crack from the base. These containers generally held doctors glass medicine bottles. Circa 1880
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
Mid 20th century metal tray on folding stand. The traditional rectangular tray has a moulded border with inset carrying handles. It is painted an earthen red with black line decoration to the edges. This is continued on the metal stand, which folds with an interesting mechanism. Circa 1950s
This antique boxed Croquet Game is a reminder of the history of the sport in England. Before Wimbledon became the home of tennis, until 1877,for nearly a decade, the grounds were known as The All England Croquet Club. This early 20th century boxed set is called The Wimbledon, and came from the Sports Dept of The Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Co Ltd of Birmingham. The fitted box, with carrying handles, contains 4 quality mallets, the boxwood heads stamped with the makers name, F H AYRES LTD, LONDON. 4 wooden balls, 2 banded posts, 8 iron hoops and 8 small marker pegs, complete the game. Circa 1910
Victorian Croquet Game. The boxed set comprises 4 mallets with lignum vitae heads, 4 lignum vitae balls, 2 wooden posts and 6 iron hoops. Recalling summer days in the garden, this antique game comes neatly in its pine box with carrying handles. Circa 1900
An early 19th century Pine Farmhouse Table. Its simple form, with a 3 plank top, a shaped frieze and tapered legs, all traditionally pegged and glued, is part of its attraction. The aged pine has a golden colour with a waxed finish. It can seat up to 8 diners. Circa 1820
Late 19th century folding steamer deck chair. The good quality mahogany frame, with scrolled arms, has a strong and stylish design. The sloping back and seat, shaped to give comfortable rest, retain their original caning in fine condition. With a lovely golden colour, this steamer chair speaks of summer elegance. It is in exceptional condition for its age, the only damage being a piece of missing wood at the top back of the head rail. Circa 1890
Victorian revolving adjustable artist/work stool. The circular seat is set upon a tripod base with a beautifully carved wooden screw mechanism. Made of ash and beech, it is substantial and firm. One leg retains its early paint finish. A section of the under seat roundel is missing, otherwise the stool is in good condition. Circa 1850
This charming little stool was a staple of 19th century country life. With turned legs of ash wood, and round elm top, it would have been a useful and portable seat for children, visitors in the small space of a cottage, workers in the growing industries of the 19th century, etc. This stool has survived in lovely original condition, standing high on its feet. It has a good patina and colour, whilst showing the beauty of the wood grain. Circa 1860
An excellent matched set of early 19th century ladderback chairs, 10 single chairs and 2 armchairs. The chairs have the typical features of the Lancashire region, the "wavy" line ladders set into turned side posts that end in nipple tops, turned front legs with round slightly domed tops and a single ring turning below. Made of ash wood, with rushed seats. Measurements are approximate, as the individual chairs have aged with variations over 200 years of use. They are all firm, with good natural colour and patina.
Early 19th century finely turned Spice Tower. Made from sycamore, it has 3 tiers that screw into each other and original scrolled labels for Cinnamon, Mace and Ginger. The base tier has a repaired split. A lovely example of Regency domestic treenware. Circa 1820.
Philips 12 inch Terrestrial Globe on a turned ebonised stand. This desktop globe dates from 1920-1930. The colour is good, aged but retaining clarity. In one main area, the paper has been rubbed through to the base (see photograph) the rest of the condition is typical of its age, minor discolouration where the gores join and occasional small nicks to the paper. The ebonised stand is particularly attractive, excellent quality ebonising on hardwood with golden tones where the surface has naturally rubbed through to the wood.
Travelling circus trunk, red painted metal on a wooden carcase. The interior is lined with circus posters, a lovely surprise when the trunk is opened. With a flat top, this is a great trunk to bring some cheerful decor to a room. Circa 1870
A fine late 18th century small roll top writing desk in mahogany. The stunning satinwood interior is fitted with pidgeon holes (the small drawers seen at the back are dummy drawers). The full writing surface slides out, and the leather inset writing pad (possibly the original leather) can be raised on a ratchet. Below are 2 useful drawers with brass knob handles. The 4 tapered legs are raised on fine brass casters. Restrained Georgian design, warm but light colour, and excellent cared for surface, and wonderful originality, makes elegant desk a perennial delight. Circa 1780
A fine quality Georgian mahogany Commode. The shaped tray top gallery with integral handles, and lovely single piece top, sit above a 2 door cupboard and a single drawer. Faux drawers below face the commode section, which has been converted, sliding forward to become a low table. This well proportioned small piece of 18th century furniture is finished with restrained fine black stringing to the doors and drawers. The brass handles are replacements. An elegant bedside table or smart occasional table. Circa 1780.
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
Early 19th century landscape wall mirror in the Classical style. Decoratively restrained, a moulded cornice with applied balls sits above a plain frieze panel. Barley-twist side columns and stylised acanthus leaf capitals, with a simple moulded base, complete the frame. The gilt surface is original, the gold leaf gently showing signs of wear, as is expected of an antique mirror of this age. The mirror glass is old, not original to the frame but with good depth and colour and in good condition. Circa 1820
An early 19th century single candlestick. This simple form is often called a "hogscraper", named after the implement used to scrape the bristles from a hog's back. Normally made of iron, a few were made of brass. This example is brass, with an iron interior bar and push up handle. Basically in good original condition, it has a soldered join at the base of the stem, a few scratches to the surface of the brass near the top, and the circular base is not perfectly flat. Circa 1800
1970s Peacock Armchair. The rattan is in its natural state, unvarnished with a natural light colour. The bamboo seat is furnished with a comfortable cushion. A small break in the front of the seat has been repaired generally the chair is in very good condition.
A small beautifully proportioned Georgian Oak Dresser. The 2-plank top is flat with a fine waxed surface. 3 oak -lined drawers with swan neck handles are framed by typical 18th century mouldings. Giving extra charm to this dresser, each side is made from a single cushion moulded panel. The dresser stands on tapered turned legs, with pad feet at the front. A classical mid Georgian Dresser, it has a superb colour and surface, and is in fine original condition. Circa 1780.
Handsome late 19th century Oak Desk Stand. This was a presentation piece, the plaque inscribed and dated 1888. It is of great quality, fitted with glass inkwells and a sentry box perpetual calendar. The single drawer has a bold handle which matches the corner trim in a white metal.
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.
Late 17th century Chest of Drawers in cedar wood. This beautifully proportioned chest of 4 drawers has applied mouldings to the drawers, panelled sides and back, and is of pegged construction. The brass handles, though not original, are old and have been on the chest for some time. A warm golden colour and good waxed surface make this early chest particularly attractive. Circa 1690.
A fine quality late 19th Stationary Box/Desk Organiser. Made in oak, it features a sloping front that opens to reveal a letter/paper rack, pen tray, ink bottle, and a removable white slate board. The single drawer with its original brass handle contains a label: "Supplied by Jas. Bragg, Stationer and Bookseller, 105 &106 Broad St, Reading". Bragg is recorded in the Reading Street Directory for 1888 at this address. Well constructed, with rounded edges and a great shape, this box is in excellent condition. The catch securing the opening doors is missing, as is the bottom strip of the slate frame. Circa 1890
A fine quality 18th century snap top tripod table in mahogany. The single piece top sits on a bird-cage box that allows it to pivot on the central baluster. Carving to the baluster and curved leg of the tripod base is classical and retrained. Circa 1780.
A panelled early 18th century Oak Court Cupboard in 2 sections. The top section has a cornice above a small overhanging canopy. It has 3 shaped panelled cupboards, the central cupboard with fitted drawers and a concealed catch. The lower section has 2 drawers that sit over the 2 main lower cupboards. A pretty and original piece of antique oak, this Court Cupboard has good low proportions that fits well with modern living, and a warm colour. Circa 1700.
Attractive Edwardian wall shelves, useful for books or display. The mahogany shelves have a wavy design to the front, held by slender turned beechwood side supports. The shelves can be hung using the brass rings which are fixed to the top. Circa 1910.
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
Mid 19th century English Oak Farm House Table. The 3 plank top, with cleated ends, has an excellent waxed surface. Standing on turned legs, this table, in good original condition, has a substantial feel. It would seat 8 people very comfortably. Circa 1840.
This 18th century mahogany Cheese Coaster is an elegant piece of table treen. The fine curved bentwood body is finished with an attractive wavy edge to the sides. The square base is dovetailed. Considering the delicate nature of bent mahogany, the condition is very good, with an original surface and warm colour. Circa 1880
Pair of 19th century pier glasses with candle sconces. The shaped wooden frame holds decoratively bevelled and cut mirrors, the edge with a pressed brass trim. The brass branching sconces take standard candles. These antique mirrors are of very good quality, and the original glass is generally in good condition. One of the mirrors has suffered some damage to the silvering of the glass in 2 areas, as shown in the photographs. There are signs of a conversion to electricity (holes in the brass sconces), but they are now returned to holding candles. Circa 1880
A stunning pair of vintage red leather wing armchairs. With deep buttoned backs and sweeping shaped arms, they are trimmed with smart lines of brass studs. The high back Georgian style is continued in the pad feet and shaped stretchers of the base. Circa 1950.
A fine mid 19th century French Cherrywood Farmhouse Table. The superb planked top is located on the base, sitting above 2 extending leaves. The leaves, framed with cherrywood and with chestnut centre panels, are held on long lopers. When fully extended they are surprisingly firm, strong and rigid, becoming perfect extensions of the main table, not simply serving boards like most extensions. Either 1 or both leaves can be extended. With a single oak lined drawer, beautifully turned legs and the honeyed tones of antique cherrywood, this is an unusual and useful table for entertaining. It is completely original, with a lovely waxed surface. Circa 1840.
Pair of late 19th century unusually decorative French cherrywood benches. Well crafted, they feature shaped trestle ends set into sledge feet, securely tenoned into the tops. The plank tops have shaped ends that compliment the trestles. This most attractive pair of antique benches are in lovely condition with a clean smooth surface and golden cherrywood colour. Circa 1890.
The scene on this Tobacco Pot is of sociability and good cheer, two people sitting at a table, clasping hands and raising a glass. Made of lead, the main body of the pot is rectangular with canted corners. The raised decoration and painting in red, yellow and green would have made this little pot a jewel in which to keep one's tobacco, and would have belonged to someone relatively wealthy. The lid is made of tin, with a lead finial. Like the pot, the painted decoration, though dulled by time and use, is still apparent. Circa 1790
A handsome pair of Victorian floor standing shop Tea Tins. The japanned metal containers are black with gold banding and large gold labels, of Chinese script, to the front. Mahogany hinged lids are partly flat and partly sloping. The sloping lids, finished with a nice moulded edge, has indented marks, probably from use of a metal scoop for dispensing the loose tea. There is typical scratching to the metal surfaces, but overall the tea tins are in surprisingly good condition. Circa 1880
Perfect for a calm moment amidst Christmas festivities is this pretty Victorian boxwood Solitaire Game. With fine turnings and standing on 3 small bun feet, it is fitted for play with modern marbles. Circa 1880
A superb pair of 19th century low hoop back Windsor armchairs with unusually higher seats. Made of yew wood, with elm seats, the hoop backs frame a gothic tracery design. An inscribed line lends simple decoration to the hoop and also the seat. Below are fine turned legs united by a crinoline stretcher. They are in exemplary original condition, cared for, with the warm glow of yew wood. Built for longer legs than the average 19th century person, these chairs are perfect seating for the modern man. Circa 1820.
Late 19th century long Library Ladder. Made of wood (possibly pine or beech) with its original surface, stained to simulate mahogany, it has 7 steps, and metal hooks at the top that run on safety rails. The ladder is in very good condition, with typical and normal wear to the steps. Anyone wishing to purchase this ladder may like to know that there are also 3 similar ladders from the same library that can be purchased. Circa 1890.
Fine quality 18th century Cuban mahogany was used to make this lovely small chest of drawers. It has a cross-banded top with a moulded edge. Rounded fluted columns adorn the front edges of the chest, which stands on bracket feet. The handsome brass handles are replacements. This solid mahogany chest has remained very smart, with an excellent waxed surface. Circa 1780.
The Georgian Tripod Table is an iconic form, elegant yet functional. This late 18th century table is made of mahogany, with a tilt-top and a box birdcage section that allows the top to revolve. A beautifully turned central vase shaped column is raised on fine legs, the carving on the knee worn soft by years of polishing and dusting. Delicately shaped feet are intact and have not suffered from wear. This small table has survived in lovely condition. Circa 1780.
An elegant Georgian mahogany hall chair. It was designed at the height of the fascination with Egyptian art and culture in the early 19th century. It is a beautifully balanced chair, the subtle carvings and shapes of the back sitting regally above the delicate sweep of the sabre legs. Circa 1810.
This large interesting 19th century embroidery shows a large exotic bird sitting on a branch amongst flowers. Fine Berlin woolwork is enhanced by a form of stumpwork for the bird and flowers, creating raised 3-dimensional images with a soft cut pile. The colours are still strong, and the embroidery has been set into a maple frame. Circa 1880
A good set of country Lancashire spindle back chairs, 4 singles and 2 armchairs. Because they are late 19th century, they are in particularly good condition, with little wear to the feet, sturdy but with all the charm of the earlier 19th century chairs. Circa 1900
A good example of Victorian Treen, this Glove Powderer would have been an essential item for the affluent 19th century person. Beautifully turned from boxwood, it unscrews into 3 sections. It is in excellent condition with a good surface and colour. Probably a gift, inside the domed middle section is an inscription, initials and the date August 11th 1870.
A fully working set of floor standing scales from the esteemed firm of W & T. Avery Ltd, Birmingham. Primarily made of oak, with a boxwood scale and fine brass fittings, it has its original weights. In the base, a small lidded compartment holds an adjustment key. By the end of the 19th century, Avery had become specialists in weighing machines, using the skill and expertise of the industrial manufacturing industry. The quality of these working scales for measuring the human body is clearly to be seen.Circa 1910
Pair of early 19th century hoop back Windsor side chairs. The best quality country chairs of this period were often made of yew wood with elm seats, such as this pair. They are finely made. The thin elegantly shaped seats are accented with a scribed edge line. Crinoline stretchers below (more often a feature in armchairs) are also of yew. The central shaped back splat has the Prince of Wales' feathers as a decorative motif. These chairs have cared for, being in lovely original condition with a clean surface and deep honey tones. Circa 1810
A very good matched set of early 19th century country spindle back chairs. Typical of those made in the Lancashire/Cheshire area, they are made of ash and alder, with rushed seats. The backs have 2 rows of finely turned spindles, united by turned back supports that end in nipple shaped tops. The front legs are carved, ending in pad feet on balls. Although matched , they are all from the same period, but there are slight variations to colour and height within the set. Measurements are therefore approximate. Circa 1820
Perfectly scaled down in size and utterly charming, this Childs High Chair dates from the first half of the 19th century. An ash and elm windsor armchair with bent hoop back and spindles, it stands sturdily on turned legs with cross-stretchers and a foot rest. It is in superb condition, with a natural waxed surface and colour. Circa 1830
This fabulous vintage Chemist shop sign is bold and great fun as it lights up a room! The 3-dimensional rectangular box is made of rivetted metal, with glass panels to the two long sides. The decoration with the word"CHEMIST" is in prefect condition on one side, dull on the other side. The metalwork has survived in superb condition. Circa 1930-50
An attractive and rare mid 18th century hooded wall clock with a penny moon dial. The case, with a glazed opening door, has cross grained walnut veneers to the front. Plain classical columns and a moulded stepped cornice are typical of the period and are enhanced by a rich patination. It sits on a later shaped bracket.The 30 hour movement by Lough of Penrith has been cleaned and checked to insure that it is in fine working order. The 12inch brass dial has the sought after feature of the penny moon to the centre of the dial, a moving disc with an engraved moon face and painted stars that show the moon phases. Circa 1740
The 19th century apothecary/chemist shop would have contained these labelled drawers. Finely made of mahogany, the 20 drawers are fitted with their original gold backed glass knobs, and rectangular glass labels. The sides and top are of stained pine with a rich waxed surface. This functional piece of Victorian shop furniture is now a most decorative small sideboard/chest, with a fabulous colour and glow. Circa 1870.
A 17th century oak coffer in very good condition. Panelled on all sides, the front top rail is carved with a C-scroll design, and the wide stiles are decorated with a rebated channel mould. The stiles, which make the feet, are high, not diminished by wear/rotting. The iron ring hinges are original. This small 2-panelled oak coffer is a fine example of the period. Circa 1660
An early 19th century rectangular ottoman. Mahogany base and bun feet support the upholstered box, which sweeps upwards with concave shaped sides. A modern corduroy keeps this piece very current. Circa 1820
From the fine living of the Georgian upper class comes this mahogany wine cooler. Beautifully crafted, it is of a tapered octagonal form set on a base with 4 legs. Smartly brass banded, with original carrying handles, the lid opens to a fitted lead lined interior. Underneath is the original tap for draining the melted water it is now seized up. A good undisturbed surface makes this a desirable piece of fine 18th century furniture. Circa 1780
A pair of mid 20th century upholstered wing armchairs. The sturdy frame of beechwood is fashioned with shapely wings and curves to the back. The chairs have been re-upholstered in brown corduroy, with feather filled seat cushions. They can be sold separately. Circa 1930s
Mid 18th century Longcase Clock by W. Andrews of London. The green and gilt chinoiserie lacquered case has a good original unrestored surface. The excellent 8 day 5 pillar movement is in fine working order. The arched 12" brass dial has a ticking/moving figure of Father Time in front of a gilded sun. The chapter ring, seconds ring and date aperture are silvered. Circa 1740
The beauty of cherrywood is captured in this mid 19th century French Farmhouse Dining Table. The plank top has cleated ends and is in superb condition. Square tapered legs are united by an attractive shaped apron. The table has clean delicate lines, and can seat 8.
An early 19th century Oak Farmhouse Table. Sturdily made with thick planks, it has great character, colour and surface. 2 drawers are set at either end under the 4 plank top, which is supported by square tapered legs. It seats 6 to dine very comfortably. French, circa 1820.
A sturdy mid 19th century box chest with iron carrying handles. The use of elm, with its attractive figuring and colour, lends interest to the main body of the chest, including the back (which is also polished). A flat and well polished pine top makes a great surface to use or display items. It would make an excellent coffee table. Circa 1860
Trailing spring blossom on a vivid sky blue background makes this Japanese kimono fresh and light. It is made of soft crepe silk, cleverly dyed so that the blue fades into the cream. The lining, in fine silk, is mostly red with pale cream to the lower part. The printed decoration is hand finished with gold highlights. The whole kimono is hand stitched.The condition is very good for its age, the only damage is a small rip to the lining at the neck (see photograph)Circa 1920/30
Fine satinwood furniture from the Georgian period continued to be made by the best furniture makers of the Victorian era. This beautiful upholstered seat is such a piece. The double lyre carved back is painted in a classical manner, with a greek/Roman helmet, grapes and foliage. Floral wreaths continue the decoration on the back, arms and legs. The painted surface is in superb condition, as is the structure of the chair. It is re-upholstered and ready to add a touch of elegance to any room. Circa 1860
Find peaceful moments this festive season with a classic Victorian game of Solitaire. This large beautifully turned mahogany board is also marked out for the partner game of Fox and Geese. It comes with a mixed collection of marbles. Circa 1870.
Treen tells the stories of peoples lives,and this table Fire Screen is no exception. A roaring winter fire, an elegant woman, relaxing after Christmas dinner, turns the screen (a gift, perhaps?) to protect her face from the heat. This beautifully made screen has survived in wonderful condition. Made of rosewood, with its original tapestry, the screen pivots and moves up and down the turned pole. Circa 1840.
An early 20th century wooden expanding Book Rest. The folding ends are decorated in a late Art Nouveau manner, with panels of pressed copper in a sunflower design. Brass nail heads form the centre of the flowers. The base has fine copper stringing inlaid into the wood. Continental, probably French. Circa 1920.
This stunning piece of early 19th century treen is a table Tobacco Jar in the form of a barrel. It is finely turned, probably laburnum wood, with a superbly fitting lid. The barrel has suffered splits in the grain of the wood, but it is a still a lovely example of quality domestic treen. Circa1820
A good Victorian wirework planter. Sturdy and well made, it has the unusual feature whereby the galleried basket is removable from the base the 2 parts slotting securely together and held with a cleverly designed wirework clip. It is in very good condition, with no breaks to the wire. Circa1890
An early form of the Windsor Armchair from the mid to late 18th century. It has cabriole front legs and a crinoline stretcher. The back legs are later replacements. An elaborately shaped and pierced central splat lends finesse to a fine country chair. Circa 1780
Late 18th/early 19th century hoop back high Windsor Chair. The back hoop is made from an ash sapling. The arms and back support is also a single piece of wood, lathed and bent. A broad elm seat, showing lovely wear, and shaped arms with deep curved arm supports, and a glowing colour and surface, welcomes you to sit on this fine country chair. Circa 1800.
A 19th century gilt framed and glassed half ship diorama. The black painted wooden hull with its billowing sails flies the St George flag for England. A modelled and painted sea, with a land fortification in one corner, contrasts with a blue and white sky background. Circa 1870.
Fine quality Georgian Mahogany 2-Pillar Mahogany Dining Table. The 2 turned pillars, supported on out swept legs that are inlaid with ebony, hold the large D-ends that form the table. Together they form a smaller table, becoming a larger table with one original centre leaf, seating 8/10. In good original condition, including the brass castors, this is a sturdy yet elegant table, the top with a superb colour and surface. Circa 1810
Mid 19th century mahogany miniature Chest of Drawers. The 3 drawers, pine lined and dovetailed, are edged with ebony and retain original wood handles. Being a large miniature, this handsome chest not only looks beautiful but can be used to store all manner of treasures! Circa 1840.
20th century vintage glass ceiling light lantern. The elongated glass bowl is etched with grapes and branches. The metal trim holding the bowl has cast decoration and extending dragon heads feature. It has been re-wired. Circa 1950's
A stunning 19th century wall mirror. The wood frame, with a slightly inverted curve, is finished to simulate a rich tortoiseshell. There is gold painted applied gesso decoration to the edge, and also a fine inner band. The glass mirror is modern. Circa 1880.
An interesting and decorative 19th century framed Coat of Arms. The crest, in red and gold, on a black background, is painted on hardwood, probably mahogany. The heraldic motto reads " QUOD TIBI HOC ALTERI". It is presented in an oxford frame. Circa 1880
Late 17th century Oak Bible Box. The flat top is hinged with iron hinges to a sloping lid. The front is carved with floral motifs and initials. In lovely original condition, this box has the glow of period oak. Circa 1700.
Fine late 17th century longcase clock by one of the best makers of the period, Christopher Gould. The figured walnut case is beautifully proportioned, slim with a long door and small plinth standing on tiny bun feet. It has a square topped hood that is removed upwards, and blind carved fretwork to the cornice. At the sides, barley twist pilasters and glass side panels gives a sense of lightness. The door contains an oval brass edged lenticle glass, and is finished with a half-round moulding.The signed 11 inch brass dial has a silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, a silvered seconds ring, and a date aperture. Behind it sits a 5 pillar 8 day movement.Christopher Gould was born about 1660 and admitted to the Clockmakers Company as a Free Brother in 1682. His longcase clocks made in the late 17th and early 18th centuries are among the most decorated and attractive of this period.This clock is in fine condition, with a superb colour and surface to the case, and the movement in excellent working order. Circa 1690
Bagatelle is a game similar to billiards, and has been played in pubs and homes in the UK for over 2 centuries. Played on a long narrow board from one end, it needed little space. In the 19th century many boards were made that folded away for storage, such as this example. The case of this bagatelle game is well made of mahogany. The interior is in original condition, with a little wear to the baize at the centre where the board folds. as it is designed to be placed upon a table, the base is covered with hessian. This game is displayed on, and comes with, an old faux bamboo folding table. The balls included (8 red and 1 white) are not guaranteed to be the correct balls for the game. Circa 1880.
19th century mahogany and brass Hat and Coat Stand. Compact and neat, the stand is a finely turned mahogany pole on a tripod platform base, with 9 decoratively cast branching hooks. The base is finished with scroll carved feet. Of very good quality, this unusual antique coat stand is not too tall and is sturdy. Circa 1850
Combining strength, safety and design, this small nursery fireguard is a treasure. Dating from the 1st half of the 19th century, it is constructed of iron with a brass top rail. The frame of iron rods is infilled with vertical iron wire, embellished at the top with wire work decoration. Circa 1830.
A small late 17th century oak coffer. It is of pegged and panelled construction, with a single piece plank top. The deep top rail is carved with lunettes enhanced with other scribed decoration. A section of one of the front legs has been broken off for some time, so has been left unrestored. The panelled back has bowed outwards with age, restricting the full movement of the top. This small coffer, in excellent original condition, has a warm nutty colour and a good waxed surface. Circa 1690
Late 17th century William and Mary walnut veneered chest of drawers. Attractive figured walnut veneers to the drawer fronts, crossbanding and half round mouldings between the drawers are all typical features of this period, when the modern form of the chest of drawers was conceived. This very good example is a country made piece, the top and sides being made of solid walnut. The oak lined drawers have survived in excellent condition. Feet and handles are good later replacements. The panelled back is original. Circa 1690
Mahogany cased Tavern/Act of Parliament Clock. The 19 1/2" steel dial is painted, bold Roman numerals and the name "Hanley & Moore, London". It has a gold painted frame. The mahogany case is simple and elegant. The original movement is weight driven, running for about a week. This clock, designed for large and public spaces, is purely a timepiece, with no strike. Circa 1820
A wonderful vintage equestrian cut metal hanging sign. Probably from a riding stable, the double sided sign features a female rider and horse taking a jump. The finely cut image is brought to life by excellent folk art painting, the gate/jump in particular appearing to be 3-dimensional wood instead of flat metal. This charming and rare sign is mounted on a scrolled wall bracket. Circa 1930s
A late 19th century Hat and Coat Stand, made from tubular brass. The 4 hooks and arched base are attached with decorative rivets and bolts. The centre column has a bronze finish, the rest accented with hand polished brass. Where an old surface has built up, this has been left undisturbed, as this old surface is easier to maintain. Circa 1900
A fine early japanned papier mâché tray by Jennens & Bettridge. With a scalloped edge, the interior is beautifully painted in the 18th/early 19th century Romantic manner, a scene of the picturesque Kirkstall Abbey in West Yorkshire (beloved of artists such as Turner and Girtin). Gilding is used as highlight to emphasise the atmosphere of the scene, and to tie in the rich gilded floral decoration of the border. This superb example of Jennens & Bettridge's work is in great original condition for its age. There is minor flaking to the gilding on the main painting, and a repaired crack to the rim on the right hand side. Circa 1825
Philips' Challenge Globe, copyright 1958. It sits in a half meridian, mounted on a wooden ebonised stand. The condition is good, although there is slight discolouration where the paper gores meet (this shows up excessively in the photographs).
Late 18th century mahogany side table, with Chinoiserie lacquered decoration applied in the 19th century. The top surface of the red lacquer has been faded by light and time to a more golden colour that works beautifully with the black and gilt decoration. The brass handles on the single drawer are probably of the same period as the lacquering. Circa 1790
19th century glass obelisk, cut and painted on the reverse to create the image of a garden urn with flowers. There is one shallow chip to the left bevelled side (about 5 cm down from apex) and 2 very small chips to the corners of the apex, otherwise it has survived very well. Circa 1880.
Victorian Glass Obelisk, with bevelled sides. It is cut and painted on the back to magically create the image of an urn with flowering plants. A beautiful use of crystal glass in a decorative object, this obelisk is in good condition, the only damage occurring to the corners of the integral base. Circa 1880
A good matched set of 8 wavy line ladder back dining chairs. Dating from the early 19th century, they are typical of the Lancashire region, made of ash with turned front legs and decorative front stretcher. The back uprights terminate in nipple finials. The rush seats have their wooden edge protecting strips. There are, inevitably with a matched set, slight variations, as these chairs were made over a few decades by different makers. Circa 1820
Fine 18th century mahogany Georgian toilet box mirror. Beautifully proportioned, the box base is serpentine shaped and has 3 drawers. It is decorated with crossbanding and fine light wood edging. The oval swing mirror with its bevelled glass is held on slender carved supports. It has a vibrant clear surface, showing well the excellent 18th century flame mahogany. For this reason, slight spotting to the top (high-lighted by the camera but not obvious to the naked eye) has been left undisturbed. Circa 1780
A small Regency chest of drawers. Veneered in mahogany, the top and edge is crossbanded and inlaid with fine line stringing. Having 4 graduated drawers with brass oval handles, a shaped apron and splayed feet, a fine surface and colour, this pretty little chest could find a spot in any room. Circa 1820.
Probably the original Swing Ball Game! Made of wood and brass, of superb quality, it is broken down into sections that store easily in its box. Iron stays anchor the main pole to the ground, securely held in place with iron pegs. The ball has been replaced. It is a wonderful way to get the whole family active in the garden! Circa 1920
19th century obelisk from the Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire region. The black marble has a thermometer mounted on one face, and floral inlay to the stepped plinth. The point and the plinth show inevitable signs of age, having chips and knocks, but overall the obelisk with its original thermometer is in good condition. Circa 1870
A late 18th century drop leaf table in solid yew wood. Unusually, it has only one leaf, so opened out it is almost square, and incredibly versatile: a side table, serving table, dining table, centre party table...In all modes, the wonderful nature of yew is exemplified, having a hard smooth surface and rich colour. Circa 1800
Late 17th century Oak Gateleg Table. Such tables were fundamental to the 17th/18th century home, providing a good size dining table that could be minimised with 2 folding leaves. This example is in great condition, fine turnings to the base and an excellent colour and surface throughout. Circa 1690
An interesting late 18th century small mahogany chest on bracket feet. Well made, of dovetailed construction, the lid to the main chest is secured with 3 locks. The box may have contained valuables or deeds, requiring 3 different key holders to access the contents. With a single drawer and original brass carrying handles, a very useful piece of Georgian furniture. Circa 1780
An unusually substantial late 18th century oak dining table. The thick 4 plank top sits on a base with sturdy square chamfered legs. The top is fortunately unattached to the base, making the table easier to move. Seating approximately 8-10, this is a table made for a banquet! Circa 1790
Early 19th century hanging corner cupboard. With a panelled single door opening to reveal an original interior of painted back boards and 3 beautifully shaped shelves, this simple country corner cupboard is made of elm. Elm is a lovely wood, often exhibiting interesting grain and colour. This cupboard has both fine graining and a glowing surface. Circa 1800
A mid 19th century overmantel mirror. The wood frame is carved to simulate bamboo, with a gessoed and gilded finish. The surface is original, showing its age, and the base of the side columns have been sympathetically repaired. The mirror glass is replaced. Possibly of the late Regency period, this restrained but decorative mirror could be placed on a wall or used as an overmantel mirror.
A stunning example of the iconic Coat Stand from the 19th century Thonet furniture factories in Vienna. The beautiful curves of the 8 upper branches is echoed in the base, which combines the fine scrolling of the stick stand and the sturdy feet. The bentwood parts are held together on the cluster column with decorative domed head screws. The surface finish is the natural wood, which now has a golden to dark honey colour. Circa 1880.
19th century 2-compartment Tea Caddy in mahogany. The top has a geometric line inlay, and the softly rounded edges are of rosewood. The lid is lined with original embossed paper. It is in excellent condition. Circa 1880
A 19th century mahogany Life Pool/Snooker scoreboard. Life pool, a gambling form of pocket billiards, was popular throughout the 19th century. Around 1875 it merged with another game, black pool, to form the new game of snooker. This attractive scoreboard has a square section number scorer and a central slate chalk board. The sliding panels reveal mother of pearl marker buttons and sliding stars. The disks on the panels, originally of ivory, have been replaced with wooden copies. The scoreboard is in excellent condition, with an original surface that has been gently cleaned. Circa 1880
A 19th century treen "swift" or woolwinder. This table standing example is particularly decorative. The deeply turned base with its original surface sits on round ebonised feet, and is weighted for stability. The central pole is finished with pressed brass. In superb condition, even the ribbon ties have survived well. Circa 1890
A finely turned Victorian treen solitaire board game. It has been marked out for the ancient partner game of Fox and Geese, although the markings are now rubbed with age. The marbles are contained in a screw-held pivotting container, which also acts as the base. Circa 1880
Circular Victorian board game of Solitaire, turned from mahogany. It is marked out for the partner game of Fox and Geese, and stands on 3 small wooden feet. Included is a set of modern glass marbles. Circa 1880
Mid 18th century oak Dresser with shelves. It has a pot-board, 4 turned front legs, a central arch, and 5 drawers. The open shelves has wavy shaped sides and an attractive fret-carved frieze. With light golden tones, a good surface and small size, it is a piece that will sit comfortably in a home.
An early 19th century gilt framed Family Record Needlework Sampler. It details the marriage of Sylvanus Lindsley and Abigail White in 1793, and the births of their 5 children. Trailing flowers and leaves frames the text below is a pastoral scene with a church, river/lake and trees. The church is possibly the First Congregational Church of East Haddam, Middlesex Co, Connecticut, America, where the marriage is recorded. This is a great genealogical document, a captivating glimpse into lives of a young family in late 18th-early 19th century America. The colours are faded but the general condition is very good. It has not been inspected out of it's frame. Circa 1803 (the last date recorded on the needlework)
From the early 18th century walnut period comes this attractive country bureau. The drawers and fall are inlaid with herringbone banding. The desk interior is fitted with drawers and pidgeon holes, and inset with a leather writing surface. The honeyed tones of the walnut is exceptional, and the original brasses are in great condition. Circa 1720.
A small late 19th century cast iron stick and umbrella stand. Fine, crisp casting and the use of classical motifs gives this stand a timeless quality. It has a removable drip tray and a footed plinth. Circa 1890
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 finely turned piece of mid 19th century treen, this Cotton Reel Stand is made of yew wood. The nature of yew, dense and smooth, is exemplified in this stand, with a great surface and warm colour. The base is stamped with the name "G. NEALE". Two of the metal cotton reel holders have been replaced.
An unusual late Victorian Games Box in the form of a Snooker Table. The baized top opens to reveal storage for playing cards etc. Fine brass fitments around the top once held nets at the ball pockets sadly, they did not survive, but could be replaced with care and ingenuity. A rare little box! Circa 1900
A wonderful example of the Dutch tea kettle bucket of the late 18th/19th century. Made of mahogany, coopered and brass banded with a brass inner liner, it is of fine quality and in exceptional condition. Circa 1800
An antique oak farmhouse kitchen table. It has a useful single long drawer, furnished with fruitwood turned knobs. The square legs are attractively shaped and united by a H stretcher. Of pegged construction, this rustic table is firm and sturdy. The 3-plank top has a rustic edge. Such a medium size table could be used for a variety of purposes-side table, work table, desk, etc.Circa 1800
19th century floor standing shop tin, painted green with gold decoration. The front shows a scene with 3 oriental figures, a man (possibly a shop keeper) standing behind a similar tin, a woman looking at something in a bowl (tea, coffee, grain?) The flat top has a hinged folding lid. The condition generally good, no dents or rusting, but it does show wear as expected, scratches and some marking to the top. One side, painted black, is very marked with scratches and rubbing. Circa 1870
Vintage 1950s wall mounted Hat and Coat rack. Made of metal with original cream painted surface, silvered balls with black rubber detail makes a bold statement. In good original condition, there are some very minor chips to the paint work.
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.
Miniature 19th century mahogany swing frame Toilet Mirror. Shaped side supports have turned wooden knobs to tighten and alter the angle of the mirror. The mirror surround has a softly curved moulding framing the original glass. The base, with a curved fronted drawer, sits on turned wooden feet. Deep honey tones and a good waxed surface enhance the simple charm of the piece. It is in lovely original condition. Circa 1870
A good matched set of 6 early 19th century Spindle Back Chairs. The nipple topped turned back uprights are united by a shaped top rail. The seats are newly rushed. Each chair is in sound and firm condition, with a good surface and colour. Circa 1810
All the anticipation of Christmas snow is wrapped up in this beautiful sled. This is a great example of the famous Flexible Flyer sled, made by the American company of S.L. Allen & Co. of Philadelphia. They revolutionised sledding in the late 19th century, and this Airline Pursuit series came into being about 1935. With its thin metal runners and steerable mechanism, it promises fun and delight for a special person this Christmas!. It is in lovely condition, with good paintwork and makers stamps to the underside. Circa 1930's
A small early 19th century wire-work nursery guard/fire fender. It is D-shaped, with scrolled decoration and a brass rim trim. The fine wire-work and medium height makes it a very use full fire guard. it is in excellent condition. Circa 1820
his fabulous domed travelling trunk is perfect for storing treasures or Christmas decorations. Dating from the late 19th century, it is made of wood, with a surface finish of painted tin. Pressed metal decorations and wide wooden straps lifts this trunk out of the ordinary. The original paper lining of the interior is in lovely condition. One of the leather handles, whilst still in place, is broken. Circa 1890.
A fine quality Regency walnut folio stand, with ratcheted adjustable sides. The bow shaped splayed legs, standing on original castors, are united by crisply turned stretchers. With quality and superb original surface and condition, this is a fully functional and handsome folio stand. Circa 1820.
Georgian 18th century mahogany commodes that were designed to look like small chests of drawers are often so attractive that many are converted for modern use. This beautifully proportioned commode has been cleverly turned into a cupboard, with minimum interference with the integrity of the piece. The top has been fixed and the front cut down the middle. That left 4 front panels that, hinged, become doors. Standing on its original bracket feet, and with brass carrying handles, this cupboard has the excellent surface of Georgian mahogany. Circa 1780
A classic early 18th century Oak Pot-board Dresser. Made in 2 sections, the top has a moulded cornice and three shelves with plate strips and cup hooks. The base has two drawers, a shaped frieze and a pot-board below. The front legs are chamfered/shaped. With the wonderful proportions that the eighteenth century excelled in, this charming little dresser also has a great original surface and the glow of antique oak. Circa 1720.
An exceptional early 19th century Oak Farmhouse Table. Of pegged construction, the base has 4 chamfered/shaped legs with simple H- stretchers giving strength to the table design. The heavy top has an unusual feature- instead of being fixed to the base, it is double sided and sits on the base. One side is a scrubbed surface (now lightly waxed), whilst the formal side has a rich polished surface. Circa 1800.
A good set of early 19th century spindle back chairs. Made from ash, with rushed seats, they are the classic country dining chair, with 2 rows of spindles to the back, nipple tops to the main uprights, and turned front legs. They have an exceptional surface and golden colour. Circa 1800.
A pair of early 18th century brass candlesticks. They follow closely the style of silver candlesticks from the Queen Anne period, with notched bases and long candle cups. The condition of the pair is very good for their age. Both sticks have old solder repairs to the base of the shaft, that have been polished so much that the silver has merged with the brass. Circa 1730
Mid 19th century treen Bottle Holder. Turned from choice boxwood, the top screws into the main container to hold the glass bottle securely. The top, raised to take the stoppered bottles of that time, has a flat top with an overhanging moulded rim. In excellent condition, with no splits, and having a lovely colour and surface. Circa 1850.
Mid 19th century Lions Paw Door Porter. This classic design, often seen made of brass, is here executed in cast iron with superb crisp detail. The handle is a simple iron loop, functional yet elegant. This is a fine door stop, in great original condition. Circa 1850.
An early 19th century coach traveller may have used this charming little table to have a small meal at a rest stop. Made of solid mahogany, it has a hinged top that allows it to fold flat. Opened, it is held rigid underneath with a simple but cleverly designed bar, and stands elegantly on x-frame legs. This useful table has survived its travels in excellent condition, with a good original surface. Circa 1840.
Hat and Coat Stand of tubular brass, standing on 4 arched legs. The legs and hooks are decoratively bolted to the main pole. The modern and functional design is that of the Arts and Craft movement. The brass surface is good generally, and very clean. The stand has not been over polished, so that the natural surface will wear well and not require cleaning with metal polish. The base has spotting to the surface which we have left as part of its age. Circa 1890.
A rare chance to enjoy the Victorian park/garden bench with this sturdy, well preserved example. The scrolled metal frame is in excellent condition. The wooden slats are all replaced, following the identical design of the original slats. Painted green, this is an iconic reminder of summer, an enhancement to any open space.
Late 19th century 2-door floor standing tall Cupboard. The doors are panelled, set into a "frame" surround. The interior is fitted with 3 shelves. A very useful cupboard, the pine having a natural waxed colour and surface. Circa1880
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.
Late 18th century oval Oak Gateleg Table. Of medium size, this table would seat 4-5 people very comfortably. It has a single drawer at one end, and well-turned legs united by stretchers. It is in excellent condition with a good waxed surface. Circa 1700.
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 handsome well carved oak column has been converted into a table lamp. From a circular base with 3 turned feet rises the reeded column, finished at the top with a classical square capital. The present wiring/electrics is new. Circa 1910
A small antique early 19th century Pine Dresser. The single piece top has a typical Georgian stepped moulding, and below are 3 dovetailed drawers with replaced brass handles. With slender square legs, and rare narrow depth, this small dresser base is perfectly proportioned. It shows no signs of having ever been painted, and has a good waxed surface. Circa 1820
A late 17th century small Oak Gateleg Table. The base has well turned supports and one drawer. There is a metal strengthening repair to one of the gates. Excellent colour and surface throughout. Circa 1690.
A substantial mid 19th century oak refectory/farmhouse table. The 5cm thick top is made of 2 planks (held together by counter-sunk metal rods) and sits on a simple base of 4 large tapered legs. The top is not fixed to the base, as this would make the table too heavy to move. A wonderful light golden colour to the top picks out the warmth in the darker base. This table would seat 8 to 12 people. Circa 1850.
Small 18th Oak Lowboy, original brasses on the three drawers, delicately shaped freize and elegant cabriole legs combining to make this a fine example of country Queen Anne furniture. This Lowboy is in excellent original condition, the only damage being to the edge of the top on the left hand side (see photograph close up)
A late 17th century William and Mary Candle Stand in walnut. Designed in pairs to provide even lighting to a matching dressing table or chest, these little tripod tables are exquisite. This one has a carved barley-twist stem and an octagonal top. The top has the moulded edge, decorative banding, and fine geometric inlays that would have matched the dressing table or chest of drawers. The square section feet are oak. This table has a lovely surface, and a range of dark honey/caramel tones, and has survived its great age in excellent condition. Circa 1690.
A striking mid 19th century box, the front and lid banded in contrasting woods. The darker wood is rosewood, which is used to veneer the remainder of the box, whilst the brighter figured maplewood provides the contrast. The rectangular box, possibly originally made to hold gloves, has been re-lined with paper, has original brass stop hinges, and is in very good condition. Circa 1840.
An early 20th century Geographia 12 inch Terrestrial Globe on Stand. The globe sits within a metal half round meridian that is fixed to a turned mahogany stand. The date is about 1920. Leningrad is named, but the change from Russia to USSR has not been recognised. The colour and condition is generally good. There is slight damage and disturbance of the paper gores near the Geographia cartouche.
Breast feeding babies in the 18th and 19th centuries was greatly facilitated by the Nursing Chair. They were designed with a low seat, thus allowing a woman to form a safe lap for the baby, and to rest her legs. The low arms are at the correct height for comfortably holding a baby. A high back gave good support to the woman's back and head. This spindle back nursing chair dates from the early 19th century. It has turned and carved front legs, turned uprights and stretchers, and a rushed seat.
Pair of late 17th century side chairs in the Oak tradition, of pegged plank construction. The slatted back and lower rail are decorated with scratch carving, softened and worn by years of use. One chair has an old repair to the top of the left upright. Circa 1700.
A George Ⅲ oval centre table in satinwood. This highly prized and beautiful wood is contrasted with rosewood, and finished with fine decorative stringing and inlays. The top has a low bentwood gallery. The legs are tapered and decorated on all surfaces. This is a piece of good quality with an excellent colour and surface. In common with such veneered furniture, it has a little cracking to the veneers and inlays. Circa 1800.
The design of this iron floor lamp is rooted in the Arts and Crafts/Art Nouveau period of hand crafted items for the beautiful home. Standing on tripod feet, the lamp is a decorative pole with a brass acorn finial. Pivotting on the pole is a twin branched lamp holder, which also moves up and down the pole. The simple integral spring mechanism is cleverly made to be a design feature. Circa 1930.
A mid 19th century diminutive child's plank stool. Made of mahogany, the top is a single piece of grained wood with a rounded edge. The plank ends and the friezes are boldly shaped, suggestive of an earlier Georgian style. Circa 1860.
Mid 19th century Mahogany Butlers Tray on Stand. The tray has 4 brass hinged folding sides with oval shaped edges. Each side has cut-out carrying handles. The hinges retain their original surface. The X-frame folding stand has replaced fabric straps. With attractive proportions, a good surface and condition, this slightly smaller than average Butlers Tray has great appeal. Circa 1860.
12 inch Terrestrial Table Globe, made in the 1st half of the 20th century by the American company of George F Cram. The paper covered globe sits in a half ring metal meridian, which is mounted onto an ebonised circular stand. The overall condition of the globe is good, no structural damage. The printing is clear and crisp, although the globe shows its age and use with many small areas of surface nicks and rubbing.The globe can be dated to between 1930 and 1935, as it shows Istambul ( changed from Constantinople in 1930) Persia (which changed to Iran in 1935)
Create an interesting space with these vintage wooden shutters! With a crusty green painted surface, they are probably too fragile to serve their original purpose but would make a great furnishing backdrop. Circa 1910.
A floor standing iron Bridge Lamp from the 1920s/30s. The game of bridge was popular during this period, and these lamps used the newly available electricity to illuminate the games tables. This attractive example stands on stable tripod feet. The decorative lamp fitting sits on the central pole and adjusts horizontally and vertically. The metal surface has a gold coloured finish which has worn on the pole.This vintage lamp has been completely re-wired. Circa 1930.
This mid 18th century Oak Dresser has all the glow and charm to brighten a country home. It has its original pot-board which is framed by softly shaped chamfered legs. The shaped frieze is exceptional, the fine carved edges still sharp and intact. The 3 drawers are decoratively banded and fitted with brass handles. The enclosed shelves have plate grooves, and finished with a classic moulded cornice and original iron hooks. A superb surface and warm colour makes this small Dresser rather special.
A matched set of 6 early Lancashire/Cheshire wavy ladder back chairs. They are made from ash, with turned uprights and under-stretchers. The seats are rushed and finished with edging strips. They are well matched, all of the same period, but with slight variations in height and turnings. Some of the back legs (prone to wear and damage) have been repaired, also the top section of turning on one chair. Circa 1800.
A Regency period convex glass wall mirror. The circular frame is decorated with a ribbon twist and ball moulding, and a band of beading. A fine carved eagle with outstretched wings sits on the top of the frame. The mirror retains its candle sconces. A decorative base moulding is missing. The mirror has its original gilded surface and the condition is good, with some expected cracking showing its age.
An early 19th century hanging oak Corner Cupboard of attractive proportions. It has a 13-pane glass door, with reeded glazing bars. The well shaped arching pediment is finished with brass roundels. The interior is fitted with 3 wavy edged shelves. The green interior has been re-painted, therefore the colour could be changed. Apart from the repainting, the corner cupboard is in good original condition with a warm waxed oak colour. Circa 1820.
19th century twin compartment Tea Caddy. It is rustic, using country woods, but well made. The top is inlaid with diamond shaped specimen woods, using the contrasting shades of woods to good effect. The interior is fitted with 2 lidded tea compartments, lined with grey paper. Excellent original order and a good waxed surface makes this tea caddy an attractive example of its period.
Floor standing electric lamp with adjustable light fitting. Set onto a central iron pole, a scrolled ironwork arm holding the lamp can be adjusted up and down the pole, and also moved around the pole horizontally. The lamp is completed with a cast iron finial, a decorative glass ball and scrolled tripod feet. It has been re-wired.
Vintage metal electric floor lamp. The scrolled iron-work arm that holds the lamp is adjustable. It incorporates a design feature whereby a squeeze on the arm releases the tension on the pole, allowing the arm to move up and down the pole, and also horizontally. The lamp has new wiring.
Mid 19th century Folio Stand. A gilt and tooled leather folio is supported by an oak A-frame stand. It is incrementally adjustable from closed to horizontal by means of ingenious retractable feet. There is further display potential with a top extending small easel. Brass "Bunyard Patent" fittings and porcelain castors are of excellent quality.
The interior has been re-lined around the edge. The small easel is missing a cross bar. The exterior shows its history in general wear and tear. The oak frame has a good surface and golden colour.
Mid 19th century American bed, the 4 turned tall posts having ball finials. Made of birch, the bed head is a shaped board set into the posts. The sturdy frame has a replaced base of slats to take the mattress.
Scaled to fit a larger fireplace, this substantial Edwardian Iron Fire Grate with Fire Dogs is in the Medieval style. The pair of fire dogs are made of wrought iron, standing on scrolled feet. The grate is a fixed size but the width of the fire dogs is adjustable. The condition is sound, with an original surface. The floor of the grate is made up of 6 metal straps, and use over time has burnt through the 2 middle straps.
A small well proportioned early 18th century Lowboy/Side Table. The top, with a rounded edge, is veneered in quarters and cross banded. The front has 3 drawers, each with feather banding around the edge and brass ring handles. The shaped frieze is typical of the period and well shaped. The 4 solid walnut cabriole legs end in pad feet. The legs are later replacements to the piece, probably dating to about 1900, and are very well executed. Circa 1720.