A good set of Staunton type Chess pieces. Weighted and having felted bases, they are a classic set. The black pieces are ebonised. The black king has a minor chip to the finial, otherwise the condition is excellent, and all held in their wooden box with sliding lid. Circa 1950
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
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 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.
A rare late 19th century height measure. Made of mahogany, the stick is faced with boxwood on 2 sides, one side inscribed in inches, the other with metric measurements. In 1896 the British Parliament passed the Weights and Measures (Metric System) Act which legalised metric units for all purposes, at a time when over 40% of British exports were to metricated countries. This treen measure has a sliding arm, connected with brass and finished with a carved hand hold. Small brass plates strengthen the base of the measuring stick. An interesting piece of history, in excellent condition. Circa 1900
A fine quality 18th century snap top tripod table in mahogany. The single piece top sits on a bird-cage box that allows it to pivot on the central baluster. Carving to the baluster and curved leg of the tripod base is classical and retrained. Circa 1780.
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
Late 18th century Mahogany Toilet Mirror with a box base. The 3 drawer base is serpentine-shaped, veneered with fine flame mahogany and edged with contrast stringing. It sits on small ogee feet. The swing mirror is shield shaped. The back has a paper dust cover. A good Georgian period mirror, in lovely condition. Circa 1800
Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy. With beautiful figured veneers and fine boxwood stringing in superb condition, it is fitted inside with a single lidded tea compartment and recess for a mixing bowl. An original pressed brass handle is well balanced by a similar, slightly ragged, replacement from the same period. Original hinges and feet complete this simple but charming Tea Caddy. Circa 1820
Late Victorian oak table top box. The domed top is a slatted rolling lid that opens to reveal 2 compartments. Lending a twinkle to this well constructed box is a pair of engraved silver plated oval side handles. The oak has been chosen for its graining, the sides in particular displaying a more unusual and decorative cut of the wood. What will you keep in this charming box! Circa 1900
A handsome quality early 20th century boxed game of croquet by F. H. Ayres. 4 mallets, 4 balls, 10 number markers, 2 posts and 11 metal hoops. Included is a 1972 edition of the 1961 Laws of Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. Circa 1910
A good mid 20th century wooden Staunton Chess set. Of medium size, (the king is 8.3cm tall), this is a set that has seen many skirmishes and is perfect for a good sized board/table. It comes in a pine box with a sliding lid. Circa 1950
Bring fun and games to Christmas at home with this early 20th century Table Croquet Game in a pine fitted box. Of exceptional quality, the interior racks keeping the mallets in order, with good space for all the items. The set comprises 8 mallets, 2 hand painted posts, 6 balls, 10 metal hoops, a mallet and a hope punch for the cork stands. The unusual box, with a pitched roof top, opens to form a holding shelf for the small items and balls. Circa 1910
Unwrap this handsome Games Table after Christmas dinner and sit back for some stimulating fun and games! The mahogany top with an inlaid chequerboard, has a sturdy feel, due to a box construction to contain shallow drawers. The 2 drawers contain a set of wooden draughts, and can also be used to place "taken" chess pieces.The base has a yew wood baluster column and oak legs. The top and base are 19th century in date but were not originally together, however they create a robust and attractive games table. Circa 1830
A gift to be treasured by any chess player, this Chess Set is a classic Staunton. Turned in boxwood and ebony, the pieces are weighted and finished with green baize on the bases. A small set, they are nicely portable in their box. Condition is good, just some damage to the lower part of the white king (see photographs). Circa 1930s.
A perfect treasure of a snuff box! Beautifully carved from burr mulberry, with an integral hinge, and lined with tortoiseshell, the lid is personalised with a little silver initialled shield. The original surface worn soft by time and handling is a tactile joy to hold. In immaculate condition, this little antique treasure could also hold another surprise...! Circa 1820
An agate glazed slipware Money Box modelled as a Scottish chest of drawers. Bold yellow and brown swirls cover the surface (except the base). "Savings Bank" is impressed into the top front of the chest, which has black knobs and escutcheon details, with the date 1875 written in black slip on the base moulding. No makers name, but it is possibly from one of the potteries that flourished in Burton-in-Lonsdale in the 19th century or from the Halifax area. It is in exemplary condition, the odd corner of worn glaze only a sign of its age.
Mid 19th century table String Barrel. Turned from boxwood, it retains fine crisp edges and scribed line decoration. The metal cutting blade is in exceptional condition. With a good clear surface and colour, this string box is a fine quality piece of antique treenware in superb condition. Circa 1850.
A 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
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
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.
A fine quality late 19th Stationary Box/Desk Organiser. Made in oak, it features a sloping front that opens to reveal a letter/paper rack, pen tray, ink bottle, and a removable white slate board. The single drawer with its original brass handle contains a label: "Supplied by Jas. Bragg, Stationer and Bookseller, 105 &106 Broad St, Reading". Bragg is recorded in the Reading Street Directory for 1888 at this address. Well constructed, with rounded edges and a great shape, this box is in excellent condition. The catch securing the opening doors is missing, as is the bottom strip of the slate frame. Circa 1890
Perfect for a calm moment amidst Christmas festivities is this pretty Victorian boxwood Solitaire Game. With fine turnings and standing on 3 small bun feet, it is fitted for play with modern marbles. Circa 1880
The Georgian Tripod Table is an iconic form, elegant yet functional. This late 18th century table is made of mahogany, with a tilt-top and a box birdcage section that allows the top to revolve. A beautifully turned central vase shaped column is raised on fine legs, the carving on the knee worn soft by years of polishing and dusting. Delicately shaped feet are intact and have not suffered from wear. This small table has survived in lovely condition. Circa 1780.
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
This fabulous vintage Chemist shop sign is bold and great fun as it lights up a room! The 3-dimensional rectangular box is made of rivetted metal, with glass panels to the two long sides. The decoration with the word"CHEMIST" is in prefect condition on one side, dull on the other side. The metalwork has survived in superb condition. Circa 1930-50
An 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
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
Late 17th century Oak Bible Box. The flat top is hinged with iron hinges to a sloping lid. The front is carved with floral motifs and initials. In lovely original condition, this box has the glow of period oak. Circa 1700.
Fine 18th century mahogany Georgian toilet box mirror. Beautifully proportioned, the box base is serpentine shaped and has 3 drawers. It is decorated with crossbanding and fine light wood edging. The oval swing mirror with its bevelled glass is held on slender carved supports. It has a vibrant clear surface, showing well the excellent 18th century flame mahogany. For this reason, slight spotting to the top (high-lighted by the camera but not obvious to the naked eye) has been left undisturbed. Circa 1780
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 interesting late 18th century small mahogany chest on bracket feet. Well made, of dovetailed construction, the lid to the main chest is secured with 3 locks. The box may have contained valuables or deeds, requiring 3 different key holders to access the contents. With a single drawer and original brass carrying handles, a very useful piece of Georgian furniture. Circa 1780
An 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
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 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.
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.
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.
An 18th century Oak Box Stool. The rising lid has a moulded edge and iron butterfly hinges. The front has applied mouldings that simulate drawer fronts. The brass handles are replacements. A rare and attractive small piece of oak with a good surface and colour. Circa 1700.
A 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.
A stunning Royal Worcester Figure of Shire Stallion 'Manor Premier King' RW3759 by Doris Lindner. Modelled c1963 in a Limited Edition of 500 this is number 385 and is complete with its wooden base, certificate and original packing box. Condition is perfect.
A 60 piece complete vintage cutlery set never used in its original oak box comprising 6 side knives and forks, 6 main knives and forks, 6 tea spoons, 6 coffee spoons 6 dessert spoons, 6 soup spoons, 2 serving spoons, carving knife, carving fork and sharpener. Made by James Lodge Ltd, Sheffield, England.