3 small filing table top filing cabinets from the early 20th century. Each have 4 drawers, and can be stacked into a tower. They are well made. Constructed of thin pine, the main surfaces are covered with a fine woven oilcloth which has a defined textured surface. The 4 drawers of each unit are neatly finished with hard wearing paper. Original brass handles are marked 'Advance'
A sticker to 2 drawers reads: Manufactured by A.E. WALKER Ltd ADVANCE HOUSE CHISWELL STREET LONDON E.C.1
A crowned stamp reads: SUPPLIED FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE
Interesting vintage sets of drawers in very good condition. They are priced individually, the price shown is for one cabinet. Circa 1930
Early 20th century leather covered fitted writing box. Of good quality, the top is slightly padded and inset with a carrying handle, which, like the other metalwork on the box, is silver plated brass. The interior is fitted to hold everything for writing the ink bottle is missing. It even has a wipeable white board for memos! Circa 1910
Early 20th century leather suitcase that combines quality, condition and history. Made by H. Greaves of New Street, Birmingham, the case opens to reveal a honey coloured pigskin lining stamped in gold leaf with the makers cartouche. It is well travelled, but the quality of construction and fittings has left it in exceptional condition.The case has the initials E.H.C. on the lid, and a tag that came with the case reads "E.H.C. Emmeline Hannah Cadbury. Direct from family". Emmeline (1883-1966), born in Madagascar, married William Cadbury, of the Cadbury/Bourneville chocolate making family, in 1902. This sturdy piece of luggage probably accompanied her on the voyages that a wealthy woman of that time could undertake. A lovely piece of history, now mounted on a simple black stand, useful as a coffee table, or somewhere to hide your chocolates! Circa 1910
A collection of mid-20th Century heavy silver gilt spoons, displayed in an authentic, padded presentation box. All six spoons are in great condition and contain hallmarks which date these items back to 1958. Each spoon is also imprinted with the maker's mark, C. J. Vander, Sheffield.
Early 20th Century Royal Doulton Vase. This piece is beautifully painted, decorated and glazed for an attractive finish. With the original Royal Doulton markings on the base of the vase, this piece dates back to 1922-1956.
An early 20th century personal measuring scales from the company of W & T Avery Ltd Birmingham. Measuring weight and height, they encapsulate the quality and ingenuity of craftsmanship that came out of the manufacturing bases such as Birmingham. The stand and post is made of oak. The height measure, including the extension, is made of boxwood. Silvered brassware gives a smart, medical appearance. Below, the stand contains a compartment for the adjusting key, and the top can be taken off to reveal the cast iron mechanism. Altogether, these scales are in perfect working order, and comes with all its tools and fitments. Circa 1900
Pair of early 20th century upholstered armchairs. They have been newly re-covered with a light brown corduroy. The sprung seats are in good condition.The legs, turned at the front, have their original castors.
Large antique leather trunk. It has an interesting metal strap construction which is covered with leather and stitched as part of the construction, resulting in a most attractive decorative surface. It retains the original iron lock catch. The interior is lined with a striped fabric, probably original. With lovely wear, telling tales of its travels, the leather has polished to a stunning nut brown surface.
A complete set of driveway country house gates from the early 20th century. Constructed from the finest quality wood in a sturdy design, they are still in superb condition. Both the main gate and the side gate retain their hinges, catches and iron post fixings.
Early 20th century floor standing 12 inch Globe on Stand.The circular cartouche reads: Made by Weber Costello Co. Chicago Heights Illinois. The Globe, with its full meridian made of metal, sits, and is removable from, a mahogany tripod stand. The Globe can be dated to between 1924 (when St Petersburg became Leningrad) and 1930 (before Constantinople became Istanbul) It is in good condition, with one small repair, shown in a photograph. The surface of the top area has a light crazing possibly caused by sun and age. The stand is in fine condition, with cast brass lions paw feet. Circa 1928
A mid 20th century Globe Drinks Cabinet in fine condition. The 50cm globe opens to reveal an interior fitted out for bottles, glasses and ice. The bar revolves fully. The globe is papered with a copy of a 1578 Italian map, beautifully hand drawn. The interior of the lid is a brilliance of Classical scenes. The fine quality wooden turned stand gives this cabinet a rich antique appearance. The Globe and platform are made of an early plastic with a black and gold brushed finish. Missing only the inner liner for the ice bucket, this Globe Cabinet is in lovely, gently aged condition.Circa 1960
A superb set of 6 giltwood dining chairs from the late 18th century. Reputed to have come from Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, via a Sotheby's sale in the second half of the 20th century, the chairs are in wonderful condition. The frames are carved in the Classical style with vine leaves, grapes, flowers, and friezes, all finished with gesso, gilding and paint. Even the back legs are carved and gilded, a sign of the finest quality. The sprung seats and backs are upholstered, and provide very comfortable seating. Despite their age, they are sturdy and firm, and have obviously had a very good life. Circa 1790
A fine early Victorian large papier mache Tray on a later stand. The tray has a moulded edge with deep sloping sides. In classic black lacquer, it is decorated with gilded vine leaves and other floral motifs. The overall condition of the tray is very good. In the early 20th century a wooden stand was made for it, elegant and with a simple folding action, finished in black with a fine gold line. Circa 1860
his early 20th century Dolls House has the unusual added feature of being portable, collapsing neatly into a flat package for moving house! Made of wood, with opening windows and doors, the front opens to reveal original wallpaper in 4 rooms. The back retains electric switches from the 1920's/1930's when it was wired for electricity. Presently unfurnished. Circa 1930
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
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
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
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
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 piece of history with these binoculars from World War I. Zoomable eye pieces to focus the viewing, with a metal hinge to suit anyone. These military binoculars are marked with 'Spindler & Hotyer Gottingen'.
A beautifully painted, glazed and finished Moorcroft vase, with intricate detailing to add flowers to this regal blue item. With orignal William John Moorcroft markings on the base of the vase and dated '96.
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
20th Century pair of beautifully decorated, inlaid brass, fluted vases. These matching pieces are carefully detailed with hints of orange and teal to brighten these decorative vases. With possible Indian origins. Good condition.
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
Antique Copper and Iron Equestrian Weathervane. The 2-dimensional horse and rider is well modelled and cut, and painted on both sides. The figures are mounted on a simple iron arrow directional. With 1-2 dents and surface weathering, this small weathervane is a charming piece of country folk art, and best displayed indoors. Circa 1920.
Mid 20th century metal tray on folding stand. The traditional rectangular tray has a moulded border with inset carrying handles. It is painted an earthen red with black line decoration to the edges. This is continued on the metal stand, which folds with an interesting mechanism. Circa 1950s
This antique boxed Croquet Game is a reminder of the history of the sport in England. Before Wimbledon became the home of tennis, until 1877,for nearly a decade, the grounds were known as The All England Croquet Club. This early 20th century boxed set is called The Wimbledon, and came from the Sports Dept of The Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Co Ltd of Birmingham. The fitted box, with carrying handles, contains 4 quality mallets, the boxwood heads stamped with the makers name, F H AYRES LTD, LONDON. 4 wooden balls, 2 banded posts, 8 iron hoops and 8 small marker pegs, complete the game. Circa 1910
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
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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.
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.