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 fully working set of floor standing scales from the esteemed firm of W & T. Avery Ltd, Birmingham. Made of oak, it has a brass scale, including a sliding height scale, and 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.
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 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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 is a fabulous French Empire Antique Mahogany Glazed Vitrine. Has a beautiful white marble top with brass galleried rail, glazed panels to each side, glazed central door with reeded columns each side with brass infills. Also has brass banding to the glass panels, each of the four shelves and all four feet are tipped with brass ends. The rear is stamped and labelled 'Hopilliart & Leroy, 12et 16 Ruedes sts Peres a Paris. Famous French cabinet makers. The Vitrine measures 58.75" inches tall x 24" inches wide x 12.5" inches deep. Condition is very good, no damage or restoration just normal wear as you would expect consistent with age and use. Collection from WR8 Worcestershire or delivery is offered anywhere in the UK, just email me for a quote.
A late 19th century blue glass perfume/scent chatelaine bottle with raised enamel decoration. Blue stopper and gilt top with suspension finger ring and chain. In good used condition. One small dent to top of lid. Firm hinge and bottle closes securely.
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An ash and elm Windsor Chair from the Thames Valley. This high hooped back chair with crook arm support has a wheel back motif in the centre splat and a H-stretcher to the turned legs for support. circa 1820
A large 19thc Armed Chair in the 'Chippendale Style'. This chair was made in the late 19th century when there was a Chippendale revival period. It has a decorative pierced splat to the back, a carved cresting rail and typical shaping to the arms for this period. The drop in seat has gadrooned edging to the frame, the legs are cabriole with a ball and claw foot.
A good quality country made Chest of Drawers in Ashwood. These ashwood chests were often from the Herefordshire - Welsh Border Area, where ashwood is plentiful. It has two short drawers above three long graduated drawers. It also has its original wooden knobs and is sat on bracket feet. circa 1830/40.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A good looking early 19th century mahogany card table which comes in good condition with lovely patina to the open top table.Standing on four reeded splayed legs with original brass paw feet castors.Ready for Afternoon Tea.
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.
This is a superb late 19th Century French Rosewood 'Bonheur Du Jour' ladies writing desk. The upper section with two mirrored doors enclosing a stunning satinwood shelved interior above three small drawers all with lock and original key. The desk below has a tooled leather writing surface above three drawers on four Cabriole style legs. All in very good condition commensurate with age and use.