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
A rare small table Cabinet/Box from the early 18th century. Made of oak, it has an upper compartment with a door, over a single moulded fronted drawer. The door has its original iron butterfly hinges and wooden catch. The brass handles are also probably original. In fine condition, this cabinet has always held precious items, and in turn has been cared for. Circa 1730
This is a exceptionally rare and beautifully caved oak Pulpit by the famous Robert Thompson 'Mouseman'. Made c1930's for a United Reformed Church near Bradford. We bought it when the church was sold. The carving is exquisite with Acorns and Oak leaves around the top and signature carved mouse. Has steps up to platform with 2 book shelves a fold down seat and adjustable lectern with wrought iron support. Measures 72" inches high x 47" inches wide (max) x 69" inches long including the steps. The lectern is removable but the pulpit is one piece, please bear this in mind as you will need the space to navigate it into position. Condition is superb and looks like it was made yesterday, no damage or repairs and a beautiful colour. If you have a chapel, bar, restaurant, hotel reception or an Auction House this will be an amazing focal point and topic for conversation. Collection and viewing is welcome from WR8, Worcestershire or delivery is available just email me your postcode for a quote. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to possibly owning the most unique and rarest piece of Mouseman furniture ever made.
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.
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
With the handsome proportions of the William & Mary period, this Box Stool on bun feet is a great furnishing item of small furniture. Of fine dovetailed construction, it has original iron butterfly hinges, escutcheon and working lock. Brass carrying handles on the side are 18th century. A superb side table or log container, a very useful item of late 17th century oak. Circa 1690
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
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
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
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 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
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.
A mid 19th century country blanket chest with 2 drawers. Made of elm, it has exceptional charm. Standing on shaped bracket feet, the top has a rounded edge and opens to reveal a blue papered interior. The drawers, with oval brass handles, are also paper lined. Lovely original blacksmith's iron carrying handles on the sides makes it easy to move. With a polished back, this chest could be a coffee table, but the excellent proportions, beautiful grain, colour, and waxed surface makes this chest a little country gem. Circa1840
This antique boxed Croquet Game is a reminder of the history of the sport in England. Before Wimbledon became the home of tennis, until 1877,for nearly a decade, the grounds were known as The All England Croquet Club. This early 20th century boxed set is called The Wimbledon, and came from the Sports Dept of The Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Co Ltd of Birmingham. The fitted box, with carrying handles, contains 4 quality mallets, the boxwood heads stamped with the makers name, F H AYRES LTD, LONDON. 4 wooden balls, 2 banded posts, 8 iron hoops and 8 small marker pegs, complete the game. Circa 1910
Victorian Croquet Game. The boxed set comprises 4 mallets with lignum vitae heads, 4 lignum vitae balls, 2 wooden posts and 6 iron hoops. Recalling summer days in the garden, this antique game comes neatly in its pine box with carrying handles. Circa 1900
An early 19th century 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
A 17th century oak coffer in very good condition. Panelled on all sides, the front top rail is carved with a C-scroll design, and the wide stiles are decorated with a rebated channel mould. The stiles, which make the feet, are high, not diminished by wear/rotting. The iron ring hinges are original. This small 2-panelled oak coffer is a fine example of the period. Circa 1660
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The design of this iron floor lamp is rooted in the Arts and Crafts/Art Nouveau period of hand crafted items for the beautiful home. Standing on tripod feet, the lamp is a decorative pole with a brass acorn finial. Pivotting on the pole is a twin branched lamp holder, which also moves up and down the pole. The simple integral spring mechanism is cleverly made to be a design feature. Circa 1930.
A floor standing iron Bridge Lamp from the 1920s/30s. The game of bridge was popular during this period, and these lamps used the newly available electricity to illuminate the games tables. This attractive example stands on stable tripod feet. The decorative lamp fitting sits on the central pole and adjusts horizontally and vertically. The metal surface has a gold coloured finish which has worn on the pole.This vintage lamp has been completely re-wired. Circa 1930.
This mid 18th century Oak Dresser has all the glow and charm to brighten a country home. It has its original pot-board which is framed by softly shaped chamfered legs. The shaped frieze is exceptional, the fine carved edges still sharp and intact. The 3 drawers are decoratively banded and fitted with brass handles. The enclosed shelves have plate grooves, and finished with a classic moulded cornice and original iron hooks. A superb surface and warm colour makes this small Dresser rather special.
A Mid 18 th Century Oak Coffer of good neat proportions.comes in good condition with the odd knock and mark consummate with age.original iron lock ( not workin) and ledge on right hand inside a character coffer.
Floor standing electric lamp with adjustable light fitting. Set onto a central iron pole, a scrolled ironwork arm holding the lamp can be adjusted up and down the pole, and also moved around the pole horizontally. The lamp is completed with a cast iron finial, a decorative glass ball and scrolled tripod feet. It has been re-wired.
Vintage metal electric floor lamp. The scrolled iron-work arm that holds the lamp is adjustable. It incorporates a design feature whereby a squeeze on the arm releases the tension on the pole, allowing the arm to move up and down the pole, and also horizontally. The lamp has new wiring.
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.