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
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
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 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
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
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 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.
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
A late 19th century open armchair, upholstered back and seat. The fine and decoratively carved mahogany frame, with cabriole legs, is painted black. The upholstery is woven to look like tapestry, and is finished with close brass studding. Probably of Continental origin, the chair is in "as found" condition. The frame is firm and strong. The painted surface is chipped and worn with age. The upholstery is frayed on the seat and arm pads. This antique armchair has beautiful form and proportions. Circa 1880
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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 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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.