A handsome mid 19th century Windsor Armchair with a crinoline stretcher. The robust design and substantial seat comes from the Yorkshire area. It is made of ash and elm woods. The high splat back, beautifully grained elm wood, is shaped and fret cut with 3 fir tree motifs. The sturdy construction and a good life has left it in superb original condition. A fracture in the back hoop (shown in a photograph) has been fully and securely repaired. A lovely country antique armchair that will be provide comfortable seating for another 2 centuries or more! Circa 1860
19th century French tobacconist hanging shop sign, with "TABAC" written on both sides. Made of cut metal in the shape of a pipe, it is double sided and painted red with gold details and writing. In untouched, unrestored condition, a great example of Folk Art signage. Circa 1870
Mid 19th century Spice Tower with 4 stacking compartments. Turned from sycamore, with fine turnings, each section screws into the the lower pot. The top is slightly unusual, fashioned in the style of a pillar box. The accumulation of patina has left the surface uneven, showing its history. Clearly well used, the Spice Tower retains its original printed labels, with deterioration of the label on the base section. The wood has cracked at various points, and cleverly repaired, so the tower is stable and fits together perfectly. It has a lovely original feel and good colour. Circa 1840
A superb complete boxed Croquet Game. The paper label reads: United Service Croquet Set. Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd, 105 Victoria St, London SW1
The 4 mallets are in excellent condition, one having minor indents (probably from dog teeth), shown in close-up. Some of the pieces are rarely seen in most sets, and all are in fine condition. Cared for and stored well, this is a quality game that will be played for many years to come. Circa 1920
Beautifully proportioned early 19th century casket on brass feet. Veneered with opulent burr yew wood, it is finished with boxwood and ebony fine line inlays. The original brassware is of the finest quality, and is in exceptional condition, retaining much of the original gilding. The original interior, probably a ladies work box, was replaced some time ago (possibly in the 1920s/30s) with a plush wine red velvet and a fine leather covered jewellery tray. A jewel of a box, a perfect gift! Circa 1820
A beautifully decorated storage chest/coffer from Romania. Dating from the early 1900s, it is made of pine, with black painted metal strengthening the corners. The surface decoration is a mixture of stencilling, dragging and other paint effects. Inside the coffer is clean, with a small lidded compartment (often used for lavender or sweet smelling herbs) In excellent original condition, it is a piece to bring colour into a room.
A fine version of the 19th century treen wool winder, commonly called a "swift". The mahogany circular base is deeply turned, from which rises a brass pole. The thin slats that make up the winding mechanism are attached to wooden rings, and rises up and down the pole. They are wood stained to match the mahogany base and finial. This is an elegant example of an antique swift, in excellent original condition.
Early 19th century colour and style is captured in this sarcophagus shaped double Tea Caddy. Figured flame mahogany and fine pressed gilded brass feet and handles would have made this container for tea a treasure. The 2 inner removable tea boxes, made of solid mahogany with ebony edging, still slide effortlessly into their compartments, due to the quality of construction. A small veneer patch and repair near a hinge (seen in a photograph), and a replaced glass mixing bowl, are all the damage inflicted by 200 years on this beautiful Tea Caddy.
Showcasing the excellence of Georgian furniture making, this late 18th century mahogany bureau will become a family heirloom! It is made of solid and veneered mahogany, with lovely flame mahogany chosen for the front of the bureau. The writing interior is a beautifully designed stage, fitted with drawers, pidgeon holes, various hidden drawers, and a central cupboard. The writing surface is old baize, gently faded green. The front corners are canted, with carved and reeded decoration. Fine cast brass handles are replacements. The bureau sits on original craved ogee feet. Minimal restoration and superb colour and surface, and elegant proportions, makes this antique bureau a treasure.
A bold mid 19th century country house wall mirror. The large wooden frame is deeply carved with acanthus leaves and scrolls, then gessoed and gilded. As the gilding is the original surface, there is wear and rubbing throughout. The panelled back is also original. The large mirror is replaced, therefore in perfect condition. A handsome and spectacular mirror to enhance a room. Circa 1840
Early 19th century hoop back Windsor side chair. The best quality country chairs of this period were often made of yew wood with elm seats, as this chair is. The bentwood hooped back frames a central finely shaped back splat, incorporating a Prince of Wales feather as a decorative motif. The thin elegantly shaped seat is accented with a scribed edge line. The crinoline stretcher below (more often a feature in armchairs) is also made of yew wood. This fine country chair is in superb original condition, with a glow that only antique yew and ash woods attain. Circa 1820
Late 17th/early 18th century country oak gateleg table. With a fixed centre and 2 hinged folding leaves, it is a versatile piece of furniture. The rectangular top shows off the beauty of the antique oak, and is in superb condition. The table is sturdy and in original condition, with the exception of later Victorian knobs on the 2 drawers. It is a fine piece of antique vernacular country oak furniture. Circa 1700
Late 17th century Oak joined long dining table. A 2 plank top with cleated ends is located on the base with bearers, but is not fixed, making it easy to be moved. 6 turned legs supports the length of the table. The original long outside rails have been taken away, to allow for the use of chairs instead of benches, replaced with a central long rail for strength. A good antique oak period dining table, showing the scars of time but with the handsome solidity of 17th century oak furniture. Circa 1680
A quality 19th century mahogany scoreboard for the multi-player team game of Life Pool. It was made by Burroughes & Watts, London, who produced games tables and accoutrements for Billiards, Snooker and Life Pool from 1836. This board is in fine working order and condition, with 2 rolling scorers and a central slate chalk board. In the sliding score panels, 3 of the "stars" are missing, but the original quality and a good life makes this antique wall mounted scoreboard a little special. Circa 1890
A classic mid 18th century country Oak Dresser with shelves, drawers and cupboards. The plate rack is crowned with a cornice and a stunning frieze. Below the 3 drawers are 3 cupboard which open onto a single long cupboard. The doors and sides are panelled. With a wealth of detail, originality, a superb waxed finish and perfect antique oak colour, this small dresser is a fine country piece of furniture. Circa 1750
Large wall mounted panelled and painted Freemasonry commemorative board, listing past Grands from 1884 to 1940. The Loyal CLARENCE DE WARRENNE LODGE No.139 is the title, beautifully painted in red and gold 3 dimensional lettering. The board is finely executed, the side columns painted to simulate marble. It is in superb condition.
Early 20th century leather covered fitted writing box. Of good quality, the top is slightly padded and inset with a carrying handle, which, like the other metalwork on the box, is silver plated brass. The interior is fitted to hold everything for writing the ink bottle is missing. It even has a wipeable white board for memos! Circa 1910
Early 20th century leather suitcase that combines quality, condition and history. Made by H. Greaves of New Street, Birmingham, the case opens to reveal a honey coloured pigskin lining stamped in gold leaf with the makers cartouche. It is well travelled, but the quality of construction and fittings has left it in exceptional condition.The case has the initials E.H.C. on the lid, and a tag that came with the case reads "E.H.C. Emmeline Hannah Cadbury. Direct from family". Emmeline (1883-1966), born in Madagascar, married William Cadbury, of the Cadbury/Bourneville chocolate making family, in 1902. This sturdy piece of luggage probably accompanied her on the voyages that a wealthy woman of that time could undertake. A lovely piece of history, now mounted on a simple black stand, useful as a coffee table, or somewhere to hide your chocolates! Circa 1910
An early 19th century curved back Box Settle. Finely made, it has a high back, a side cupboard with a panelled door, and concealed storage space under the seat. A wonderful statement piece of antique furniture, it is entirely of honey toned pine, with lovely wear and a waxed surface. It is in original condition. Circa 1820
A pretty pair of 19th century French trestle end benches. Made from cherrywood, they are smooth, with a great waxed surface. The trestle ends are shaped. Well constructed, the benches are sturdy and glow with the honey tones of antique cherrywood. Circa 1880
A good antique Life Pool Scoreboard in mahogany. The printed labels are in excellent condition. Ivory and mother of pearl buttons, and ebony inlaid stars on sliding panels are all intact. The makers label on the pediment is E. Calvert, 104 Boro, London SE. Circa1880.
Early 19th century Oak Mule Chest with drawers. Constructed in the classic oak tradition, with panelled sides, it is made to look like a dresser with drawers and central cupboard, but instead it is a chest with 3 drawers below. The upper drawers and shaped central panels are decorative. The plank top has been altered, split and hinged to allow easy access to the chest interior without having to remove all items from the top surface. Mahogany crossbanding to the top and drawer fronts, reeded corners, and a good warm oak colour makes this Mule Chest an attractive piece of antique oak furniture to live with. Circa 1800.
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 treasure from the mid 18th century kitchen, this brass flour dredger is small and exquisitely formed. It is cast from fine sheet brass with scribed banded decoration that is soft and worn by use and age. The domed top fits onto the pot perfectly. The strap handle is attached with copper rivets. All the wear and small dents contribute to the beauty of this fine Georgian antique dredger. Circa 1740
A late 19th century book rest in oak. Simply designed, in the Arts and Craft manner, it is finely constructed, ad beautifully functional, with original brassware. It has been gently used and is in excellent condition, an antique that any book lover would find pleasure in using.
Mid 19th century French dining table with the beauty and glow of cherrywood. The top, planked and finished with cleated ends, has a superb surface. At both ends of the table, curved hand holds withdraws extending leaves that almost doubles the size of the basic table. One extension clearly has been used for cutting/serving bread, with lovely wear. The leaves are a combination of chestnut and cherry and can be either partially or fully extended, maintaining good structural strength. Decorative turned legs softens the rectangular top, creating an attractive table that would fit old or contemporary decors.
Large antique leather trunk. It has an interesting metal strap construction which is covered with leather and stitched as part of the construction, resulting in a most attractive decorative surface. It retains the original iron lock catch. The interior is lined with a striped fabric, probably original. With lovely wear, telling tales of its travels, the leather has polished to a stunning nut brown surface.
A small beautifully proportioned early 19th century Chest of Drawers. In keeping with the period, a pine carcass is veneered with warm mahogany, which is edged and inlaid with fine contrasting lines of boxwood. The top has restrained decoration in the form of crossbanding and inlay. The 3 drawers have their original oval brass handles, and the top drawer is lined with blue paper. This charming little antique chest of drawers stands high on its integral feet, and has a wonderful warm colour and fine waxed surface.
19th century mahogany writing slope/box of great quality. The gilded brass bands, corners and side handles are finely made, inset and flush with the surface of the wood. Opening the box reveals a blue velvet writing slope that conceals space for stationary. On one side a removable inner tray can be lifted out, and a secret spring catch used to reveal a set of little drawers. Silver-plated topped ink bottles, pen tray and compartments for letter writing accoutrements complete the interior. The box has a Bramah lock but no key. A fine box, it was made for travelling, for someone wealthy, possibly military. It has been well used, with wear and minor scratching tp the brass, but obviously travelled in a case, as the condition and surface is exemplary. Circa 1870
An early 19th century Mahogany Chest of Drawers. Solid fine quality mahogany is used in a restrained manner that allows the wood to speak for itself. The top, with a moulded edge, sits above 4 graduated drawers, which are finished with cockbeading. The drawer linings are oak. The handles have been changed, probably later in the 19th century, to the present turned mahogany knobs. This small and well proportioned chest is completed by high stylish shaped feet. Clean, solid, with an excellent waxed surface, this late Georgian chest of drawers is a classic piece of antique furniture. Circa 1820
A charming antique country stool. The oval top, with a cut out hand hold, is made from a grained piece of wood that has worn to an interesting decorative surface. A carved frieze and turned tapered legs gives it a timeless feel, along with the neat square peg construction. The wood is probably ash. A seat or a table, this pretty stool is in perfect and original condition.
Enjoy a socially distanced Christmas this year with this fabulous extending French Farmhhouse Table. The main table is made of cherrywood, glowing with warm honey tones. In this closed state, the table seats 6, and is 2 metres in length. However, by simply withdrawing either one or both ends, the table extends until it has doubled in length. The extending leaves are made of chestnut. This mid 19th century table is in exceptional condition, with a clean waxed surface, and will impart cheer to any festive occasion. Circa 1840
A 19th century Treen Bottle Holder. Made of boxwood, the top is stamped JONES PARIS 23 BLV DES CAPUCINES (end of the last word is indistinct, but this is the address of a well known English perfumer, T Jones, who opened a shop in Paris) In good condition, it has just a small scar on the top. Circa 1880
19th century and later cast iron exterior lamp. The main bracket, with bold scrollwork, is Victorian, and originally held a gas light which was replaced about 1970 with an electric lamp. The large bracket fixes to a corner wall position. Circa 1880/1970
A late 18th century wing armchair that combines style, comfort and a most attractive shade of green leather upholstery. The mahogany frame, with carved front legs, has brass castors. The leather upholstery is finished with tight domed brass buttoning. It is not original but has seen long wear, with crazing to the arms and seat, however the leather is actually intact and very comfortable to use. Wonderful Georgian proportions and a perfect antique look makes this armchair rather special. Circa 1780
Mid 19th century Oak cased Stick Barometer. The gently bowed front is decorated with acanthus leaf carving to the base. The dial is inscribed with the makers name Moon JunR. William Moon Junior, registered as working c. 1850-70, came from a family of horologists and makers of scientific instruments/tools, working from West India Dock Rd London.The barometer is in superb original condition, having its original thermometer and turning knobs, and is in excellent working order.
Antique Georgian Cheese Coaster. Designed to hold 2 rounds of cheese for a fine dining table, it is made of mahogany. The deep boat shape is finished with a wavy edge and turned handles. A great piece of table "Treen" in lovely condition. Circa 1800
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 essential piece of late 18th century furniture, this Dresser has 3 drawers and a cupboard. The colour and excellent waxed surface is similar to elmwood, and is due to the quality of pine that that has never been painted and stripped. Throughout, the Dresser is in original condition, with panelled sides and bracket feet. Circa 1800
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
"The Book of Knowledge: The Waverley Globe" is the title on the cartouche of this 8 inch Globe on Stand. It is set within a brass half meridian and mounted on a turned ebonised stand. With a good antique surface, and overall excellent condition, there is a stable old crack of about 3 inches along the Equatorial line (as shown in the photographs). The globe can be dated to the late 1920's, as it shows Constantinople after 1930 this city became Istanbul.
Antique Oak Refectory Table. A thick two plank top sits on a sturdy base, which has turned legs united by stretchers. The heavy top sits freely on the base, making the table easier to move. This very good 17th century dining table has a superb waxed surface. The marks on the top are an accumulation of centuries of use, and part of its character. The table provides seating for 8 or more. Circa 1680
Edwardian Drum on Stand. The wooden painted drum has brass sides. It is stamped "Hawkes & Son Makers London". It sits on a gold/brass coloured metal stand that collapses for easy portability. The drum has intact skins, but is an antique and therefore in "as found" condition as regards its usage. Circa 1910.
A perfect gift for a new home this Christmas! This Victorian Apothecary bank of drawers will fit into any small space, and bring organisation and style, with its retro speaker stack appearance. It has rich mahogany drawer fronts, with sunken inset knobs, and stained pine front and sides.
The love of music exudes from this most elegant antique mahogany Canterbury. Designed in the early 19th century as a portable storage for sheet music, it is a great combination of form and function. This Regency example has a purity of design, simple lines, classic curved top line with carrying handle, a single drawer and original small brass castors. It has been treasured, being in lovely condition.
Late 19th century wall Dial Clock with a black ebonised case. The 10 inch dial has Roman numerals and original steel hands. Behind it is an 8 day movement, which has been fully overhauled and is in good working order. The glass has a chamfered edge and a cast brass bevel. The dial is inscribed "WHITEHORN 10 High Street HAMPSTEAD". A smart and attractive antique wall clock. Circa 1890
Mid 19th century Miniature Chest of Drawers. Beautiful figured mahogany, very much in vogue at that time, is used to enrich the front, top and base. The 3 graduated drawers are finely dovetailed, and retain their original brass escutcheons and wooden knobs, all in proportion for the chest. One of the knobs is an old replacement and the rest of the chest is in fine original condition, with a rich mahogany colour. Circa 1840
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
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
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
Antique Salter's personal weight scales. The printed dial reads: No. 214 SALTER'S "ALBION" WEIGHING MACHINE. The cast iron body is designed in the Art Nouveau style of the period. The glass fronted dial is finished with a brass bezel. The paper face has suffered water/damp disfigurement but this does not effect the clarity of the information in some ways it affords character, a sense of age to these scales that are, amazingly, as accurate as they were made at the turn of the 20th century. Circa 1900
A late 17th century "joined backstool" with all the spirit of the oak period. Substantial in weight, it glows with a superb colour and surface, the top rail and edges softened by age. The panelled back and shaped rails are simple and beautiful. Small restorations, such as a patch in the seat, built up back leg, and a patch repair in the left upright post where it joins the seat, are simply part of the history of this antique chair. Circa 1690
A good late 17th century Oak Coffer. The simple form of the 6 plank coffer is enlivened by a panelled front. Unusually, the feet have not lost any height, allowing the shaping of the sides to be fully appreciated. A single piece plank top, showing the character of the antique oak, allows the coffer to be used in many different situations. One of the ring hinges has been repaired, otherwise the coffer is in superb original condition with a lovely warm colour. circa 1680
19th century garden/park bench, the iron strapwork used to great effect in creating a comfortable seat. With a gently curved seat and back, and scrolled arm ends, it is an elegant model of the Victorian outdoor bench. It has been indoors for much of its life, as it is in remarkably good condition the painted surface can either be enjoyed with its slight deterioration or re-painted. Circa 1890.
An interesting and unusual antique half round conical wall column. Probably from the 19th century construction industry, it is a wooden mold for an architectural or other feature. Finely constructed of an American wood, in sections, and painted black, it now makes a great wall bracket/shelf, to display a piece of art or a beautiful plant. Circa 1880.
An early 20th century Jacques Croquet Game. Neatly contained in its pine box, with a faded name logo on the front, and iron carrying handles, the individual pieces of the game are of good quality and condition. 4 boxwood mallets, 3 are original Jacques and I unnamed other. 6 iron hoops, 2 flat topped slightly heavier hoops are possibly replacements. 4 balls, 2 are F.H. Ayres Ltd London International balls. 2 painted wooden posts. The box is in good condition, but is missing the 2 catch "keepers" for securing the lid. Circa 1920
Early 18th century panelled back Oak Wainscot Armchair of substantial proportions. The high back has a boldly shaped top rail. Pegged construction throughout keeps this heavy antique chair in firm sturdy condition. An interesting under seat strengthening, with a wooden lath and metal bracket, appears original. The feet have been built up to the lower rails, otherwise the condition is original, with an excellent waxed patina. Circa 1720
A fine quality early 19th century large library centre table/desk. The rectangular mahogany table has a brick red tooled leather top that is in beautiful antique condition, with subtle marks and water spots just giving a sense of age. Handsome carved legs stand on original castors. This centre table is timeless, and comes in lovely original condition. Circa 1830
Mid 17th century Oak Wainscot Chair. A beautifully carved frieze and top rail to the back, which is panelled and carved with a flower and leaf motif. The front feet and 2 of the lower rails have been repaired/replaced. The chair, of slightly smaller than usual proportions, has a great surface and colour, shining with the solidity of fine antique English oak. Circa 1660
Fabulous flame mahogany was used to make this 19th century cellaret/wine bottle container. It is designed as a floor standing chest on flat bun feet. The interior is still lined in green baize, but the bottle partitions are missing, leaving a useful storage space. A single drawer sits at the base of the chest. In superb original condition, with its brass carrying handles, it makes a smart and elegant small piece of antique furniture, useful as a coffee table, magazine store, etc. Circa 1840
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
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.
Create a library in any room with this elegant revolving bookcase. Dating from the early 20th century, it is designed with great functionality, not only revolving but easily moved on its 4 porcelain casters. A simple moulded edge to the top, chamfered slats and clean lines to the inner divisions makes this a piece of antique furniture that fits any interior. It is in good original condition. Circa 1910
Early 19th century French fruitwood Farmhouse Table. A superb table seating 8-10, it has a 2 plank top that is finished with edging strips. A single useful drawer is at one end, and a sliding concealed breadboard at the other end. The legs are elegantly tapered. Pegged construction throughout is typical of the period. The table is in fine original condition, with a deep golden colour. Circa 1830
19th century Bidet, complete with porcelain bowl and lid. Beautifully crafted, the mahogany sides are sinuously curved with rounded ends, then finished with a rounded moulding on the top edge. The lid has a slight curve at the edges, but is flat enough to use as a table. With its original bowl, this bidet is of exceptional quality and has survived in lovely condition. Circa 1840
19th century pine campaign saddle stand. Made by the Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd, it has survived its travels remarkably well. It has a clever sprung central lath, held by brass catches, that allows it to fold for travelling. It is stamped 'A & N. C.S.L Makers P3'. In very good condition, with a nutty waxed surface, this little saddle stand is classic and elegant.
Mid 19th century country dining table, seating 6. Beautifully made and in exceptional condition, it has a single drawer at one end and a bread board withdraws at the other end, usefully extending the table. The French cherrywood has dark honey tones with a superb waxed surface. The turned legs are a fine example of the turners artistry and help to make this small dining table rather special. Circa 1850
An early 20th century floor standing bentwood hat and coat stand. This is in the more rare half round version, standing flat against a wall. A strong design, balanced and on an effective triform base, allows it to stand freely. The ebonised finish is in very good order. This coat stand may be from the well known bentwood makers, Thonet, but has no label to confirm this. Circa 1910
A handsome quality early 20th century boxed game of croquet by F. H. Ayres. 4 mallets, 4 balls, 10 number markers, 2 posts and 11 metal hoops. Included is a 1972 edition of the 1961 Laws of Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. Circa 1910
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
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 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
Antique Copper and Iron Equestrian Weathervane. The 2-dimensional horse and rider is well modelled and cut, and painted on both sides. The figures are mounted on a simple iron arrow directional. With 1-2 dents and surface weathering, this small weathervane is a charming piece of country folk art, and best displayed indoors. Circa 1920.
Mid 19th century table String Barrel. Turned from boxwood, it retains fine crisp edges and scribed line decoration. The metal cutting blade is in exceptional condition. With a good clear surface and colour, this string box is a fine quality piece of antique treenware in superb condition. Circa 1850.
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.
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
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
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
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
A panelled early 18th century Oak Court Cupboard in 2 sections. The top section has a cornice above a small overhanging canopy. It has 3 shaped panelled cupboards, the central cupboard with fitted drawers and a concealed catch. The lower section has 2 drawers that sit over the 2 main lower cupboards. A pretty and original piece of antique oak, this Court Cupboard has good low proportions that fits well with modern living, and a warm colour. Circa 1700.
Attractive Edwardian wall shelves, useful for books or display. The mahogany shelves have a wavy design to the front, held by slender turned beechwood side supports. The shelves can be hung using the brass rings which are fixed to the top. Circa 1910.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
This is a stunning and rare Antique Victorian Mahogany Twin Pedestal Fall Front Desk with raised cabinet section enclosing adjustable shelves, four small drawers with pen box and fall front leather topped writing surface with Chubb Locks. The locking system on this desk is quite unique and rare. The single lock when closed fully locks the whole desk so all the lower drawers, the side cupboards and the fall front are all locked. The whole pieces is made from superb quality Mahogany including all the drawer linings and has an inlay with the initials CL or LC and dated 1878. Measurements are as follows; 57" inches widest x 29" inches deepest x 56.25" inches highest. Desk height is 30" inches. Raised section measures 26.5" inches from the desk x 12.75" inches deep. The fall front writing surface measures 27" inches wide x 22" inches deep. Overall condition is very good and original. Shows no signs of restoration or non original parts. Has usual wear and tear commensurate with age and use. Very clean and ready to use. Top section lifts off and the top unscrews from the twin pedestals thus making it easy to transport and install. Collection is welcome from WR8 Worcestershire or I can arrange delivery anywhere in the UK just email me your postcode for a quote, thank you.
This is a Stunning Rare Antique 18th Century Embroidered Silk Map of the Discovered World showing Western and Eastern Hemispheres with fine detailed foliate borders. Framed behind glass. Measures 29" inches x 24" inches including frame. There are some splits to the silk to the sides as photographed but overall in surprisingly good condition considering age.
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.
This is a fabulous Rare Antique Painted Pine Saddle Horse / Stand / Rack. Beautifully constructed in Pine showing signs of original paint. Totally original condition with some signs of old repairs and a small amount of old worn but long gone and treated. In use until recently at large country house stables. Measures 55" inches long x 44" inches high x 24" inches deepest across base of legs. Collection is welcome from WR8 Worcestershire or delivery is offered anywhere in the UK, just email for a quote.
This is a s stunning Rare Antique Carved Wooden Folk Art Whirligig Policeman, dressed in tunic, helmet and rotating arms all wonderfully carved. Im uncertain of age but looks approximately c1900. Came from a local country house sale where it had been all its life. Measures 17" inches tall. Good Condition with wear and tear commensurate with age and use.
These are a stunning Pair Chinese Watercolour on Silk Paintings of Emperor & Empress Fully Robed c1900. Quality is superb and wonderfully presented within their original bamboo frame, date to c1900. Condition is very good no damage. Each measures 20.5" inches high x 13" inches wide.
This is a stunning antique wooden twin handled tray with the most beautiful Box Wood inlaid marquetry with a Burr Walnut base. c1900. The central scene depicts two cherubs, one leading the other in a chariot pulled by two goats. This is surrounded by scrolling arabesques depicting dragons, birds, butterflies, trailing flowers and Urns. Overall in very good condition.
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
This is a Fabulous Antique Victorian Walnut Naval Campaign type Twin Pedestal Kneehole Desk. Measures 49" inches wide x 21.5" inches deep x 30 " inches high. Condition is good and very usable. Does have one lock missing and wear and tear commensurate with age and use. Please view photos.
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.
These are a Superb Large Pair Rustic Antique Style Buttoned Brown Leather Chesterfield Armchairs. Both have a brown fabric seat cushion which is easy to recover if desired. Each chair measures a large 54" inches wide x 41" inches deep x 29" inches high. Seat height from floor is 16" inches. They are both in great condition with no tears and buttons intact. They have a lot of wear and staining all commensurate with age and use and give them the rustic shabby chic look which is both cool looking and comfortable! Collection is welcome from WR14 Worcestershire or I can arrange delivery anywhere in the UK, just email me your postcode for a quote.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Late Victorian Walnut And Glazed Globe Wernicke Three tier Bookcase with base drawer and mother of pearl and brass handles.this item is in very good condition and separates into five sections for easy transportation.a great looking item that would enhance any room.
Antique Burr Walnut Kidney Shaped Writing Table This beautiful antique writing table in burr walnut was originally supplied by the London firm of Edwards and Roberts. It still has the original label to the underside of the top.
The frieze is fitted with two mahogany lined drawers with hand cut dovetail joints and the original locks.
The table stands on well turned and carved end supports with cabriole legs, a cross stretcher and the original gilt brass and white ceramic castors.
The combination of the beautiful decorative timbers, the kidney shape and the known London supplier make this a rare and desirable table.