Small Regency Mahogany Canterbury/sheet music stand. The 19th century love affaire with the piano in the home gave rise to the Canterbury, a portable piece of furniture for holding sheet music.
This pretty example is in fabulous condition. It has 3 sections, a single drawer, and stands on fine brass casters. Circa 1820
An early 19th century Butlers Tray on Folding Stand. Made of dense Georgian mahogany, it is of exceptional quality. The large front loading tray has curved front corners and shaped sides, softening the angular nature of the whole piece. Unusually, the tray sits on the stand with the ends of the stand protruding(ensuring that, visually, the tray is always securely in the correct position on the bearers?) The stand has carved chamfered legs, and a brass tightening wing bolt for extra strength. A piece of furniture that carried precious items, now an antique with a rich colour and fine original surface. Circa 1830
A late 18th century Chest of Drawers in superb condition. Made of fine quality mahogany with figured graining, and with a single piece top, it consists of 2 short and 3 long drawers with handsome brass handles. It stands on neat original bracket feet. Small proportions makes this antique chest a piece of furniture for any room.
A late 18th century writing companion box of exceptional quality. Crafted in solid rosewood, with mahogany linings to drawers, it takes the form of a miniature tambour fronted desk. The fine tambour front rolls back to reveal an interior fitted with 2 small drawers and spaces for pens, etc, and ink bottles.
Fine reeding finishes the curved and front edges of the box.
Brass carrying handles and small knobs are all original. In addition to the excellent craftsmanship, this box has been treasured and for over 2 centuries and is in superb condition. Circa 1800
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.
Early 19th century mahogany floor standing display stand, often called a "whatnot". With 3 tiers, united by fine turned corner posts, and standing on original brass castors, the design is open, light and elegant. The flame mahogany chosen for this piece makes an attractive surface for displaying beautiful things. The stand is in excellent original condition, with only a partial crack to the middle tier. It has an undisturbed surface, warm colour and simple charm.
A fine quality mid Georgian Dumb Waiter. 18th century mahogany, dense and richly coloured, was the perfect wood for this classic piece of furniture. Three circular tiers, united by turned columns, and supported by a tripod base, made tea and informal supper an elegant part of wealthy Georgian life. The 2 lower tiers revolve, the axis being a steel rod which firmly holds the table together. It is easily dismantled, therefore possibly made to be portable. Originally with casters, these are now missing. The condition is excellent, with a fine waxed surface and a rich mahogany colour. Circa 1770.
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 late 18th century large wall hung Tavern Clock (often called Act of Parliament clocks after a short lived tax on clocks that was passed by Parliament in 1797). These clocks were hung in taverns and inns, where the general public were able to see the time displayed. This fine example has a black ebonised case and a 20inch gold faced dial with black Roman numerals. The glass clock face cover has a finely turned mahogany bezel that lends warmth to the clock case. The weight driven original 7-8 day brass movement is in clean working order. Original hinges and escutcheon, and attractive moulded wedge shaped base show the quality of this handsome clock. Circa 1780
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.
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
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.
Four hole sandwiched block in mahogany and beech woods. 25.5cm x 18cm x 9cm £85
Small dark mahogany 15cm x 18cm x 7.5cm £85
Single golden mahogany 18cm x 18cm 385
5 hole teak in dry condition £135
These were in shops before the days of cash registers. They make wonderful desk tidies for all of those office bits and pieces, or as somewhere to keep you keys and loose change.
An early 19th century Butler's Tray on Stand. Most often in mahogany, this one is made of oak, allowing it to be slightly lighter and finer in construction, but also less formal than mahogany. The tray sits on an original X-frame folding stand. In lovely condition, it's portability and elegance makes it a little treasure! Circa 1830
A good late 19th century mahogany Pedestal Desk with a tooled leather inset writing surface. The desk has 3 sections, making it easy to move, the flat top uniting the pedestals. It also moves on castors. The tooled green leather top is old, but not the original, and is therefore in very good condition. The drawers are furnished with brass handles. A plain veneered back completes this very useful and attractive desk. Knocks to the corners, and minor surface repairs attests to 130 years of use, and the quality to provide another 130!
19th century circular turned Solitaire Board. Made of mahogany, it comes complete with marbles(modern), and stands on 3 original button feet. The board is also marked and painted for another game called Fox and Geese. It is in very good condition. Circa 1890
18th century single compartment mahogany Cheese Coaster. This boat shaped piece of table treen was designed to hold a round of cheese and pushed up and down the dining table. A small degree of cracking to the bent wood of the interior is not unusual, but the general condition of this piece is excellent, with original brass casters. Circa 1780
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
The teapoy was a piece of small furniture, developed in the 18th century to house and lock away a popular and expensive commodity: tea. In form, they were like an over-sized tea caddy on a base. This mahogany teapoy dates from the early 19th century. With 8 sides, it sits neatly on 4 finely turned legs that end in small brass castors. The top, veneered and cross grained, opens onto the fitted interior with 2 removable caddies and 2 tin lined compartments. Brass lions head handles are replacements. The condition is very good throughout please note slight cracking to the veneer on the top, a small section of the reeded bottom edge, front left side, restored, and a knock to the wood on the back. This teapoy is of superb quality with a rich colour and patina. Circa 1820
A small set of table standing apothecary chest of 4 drawers. The top and sides are pine, stained to match the mahogany drawers. The drawers are finished with glass chemists labels and black knobs. Circa 1880
William Rolfe was an innovator and maker of pianos in the late 18th century, setting up on his own in 1798 and, with his 2 sons, becoming Rolfe & Sons in the early 19th century.
This six octave square piano, stamped with serial number 6294, dates from about 1816. The quality of the construction and the Classical design features, such as the nameboard above the keyboard, which is a cartouche richly decorated with flowers, tendrils and fruits, made these pianos a favourite amongst the wealthy of that time. The mahogany case is edged with rosewood crossbanding, and has fine fruitwood and ebony stringing and banding throughout. Inside the case is pasted an instruction sheet "By Royal Patent" etc, followed by detailed information and tips for caring for the instrument. The piano has been restored, and is in working order.
A fine mahogany centre table from the early 19th century Regency period. Made of the best quality mahogany, the top has 2 drop leaves and 2 concealed drawers. The carved pedestal base has 4 splayed legs that terminate in original brass acanthus leaf tips with casters, retaining some original gilding. With a superb undisturbed patina/surface that highlights the depth of colours in the top of the table, it would bring elegance to any situation, as a small dining table for 4, or as a centre or side table. Marking to the top is part of the history of this handsome original table.
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
Late 18th century table box. Made of oak and veneered with fine mahogany, it has a sturdy quality to it. The base moulding ends in small shaped feet. Original brass fittings gives a warm twinkle to the severity of the simple rectangular box. It was originally compartmented but is now lined with paper. The mahogany has a particularly attractive depth of colour that makes this simple box a little treasure. Circa 1780
This practical folding table, designed to be used for refreshment stops on the 19th century coach journey, is also a stylish piece of furniture. It is made of solid mahogany, with a 2 piece hinged top and a subtle wavy line to the x-frame base. A locking bar to the underside easily turns to collapse the table. In good original condition, this charming table has many uses. Circa 1950
A particularly fine finishing touch to a games room, this 19th century mahogany Life Pool/Snooker scoreboard shines. Made by the well known makers of billiard, pool and snooker tables and accessories, Orme & Sons, Manchester its manufacture number, 8527, is stamped on the top of the cornice. Complete and original, with a slate marker board, it has a fine quality finish.
A fine quality Regency Chest of Drawers. The bow front makes the most of the sumptuous flame mahogany, the interplay of tones shifting with the varying light. Clean lines are created with a crossbanded edge to the top, a simple apron to the base, and splayed feet. The chest is original throughout, including the wooden knobs. The pine lined drawers are exceptionally clean, ready to fill with your most precious clothes. Circa 1830
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
Regency elegance is encapsulated in this small mahogany Pembroke Table. Of the finest quality, it can be a simple display table or, with the folding leaves opened, a work or writing table. The top contains an unusual feature, a drawer that is concealed and opens on both sides of the table with a wooden spring mechanism. The top sits on a beautiful turned baluster column, and a small platform base with legs that were designed with flair and imagination! In original condition, this little table is quite a gem of the early 19th century. Circa 1830
Mid 19th century mahogany and leather upholstered Gillow & Co Desk Chair. It has a bold shape, with fine carved cabriole front legs raised on casters. The 2 back legs are stamped "Gillow & Co" The black leather upholstery is beautifully stitched, and incorporates a lumbar pad for comfort. The back has a recessed hand hold at the top. This chair is well designed and executed. The leather is cracking on the seat, but it still has plenty of life left, and lots of character. Circa 1840
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.
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
With a width of just 2ft 5ins (74 cm), this early 19th century Chest of Drawers is almost a miniature. A classic bow front, it sits high on its slightly splayed integral feet. Flame mahogany veneers light up the front. The 3 drawers are lined with mahogany, a good sign of quality, and retain their original turned wooden handles and brass key escutcheons. In original condition throughout, an unusual size and great colour, a charming and useful chest of drawers. Circa 1820
The 19th century chemists shops dispensed their medicines and household chemicals from banks of drawers such as these, neatly labelled with their contents. This small chest is well made, with mahogany fronts to the drawers. Finely dovetailed, the drawers retain their original printed labels and black wooden knobs. The top and sides are of pine, stained to complement the mahogany. Old turned feet have been carefully chosen to complete the piece. Circa 1880
Late 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
Mid 19th century square piano. The black and gold name label reads: "Patent COLLARD & COLLARD, late Clementi, Collard & Collard LONDON". The mahogany case is in fine condition, with a crossbanded top and a decorative rosewood surround above the keys . The 4 turned baluster legs, with castors, unscrew for extra portability. The piano movement obviously needs tuning and possible re-furbishment the damp peddle works. The complete top is removable. It is a superb living room piano from the best makers of the period. Circa 1840.
A fine quality early 19th century large library centre table/desk. The rectangular mahogany table has a brick red tooled leather top that is in beautiful antique condition, with subtle marks and water spots just giving a sense of age. Handsome carved legs stand on original castors. This centre table is timeless, and comes in lovely original condition. Circa 1830
Fabulous flame mahogany was used to make this 19th century cellaret/wine bottle container. It is designed as a floor standing chest on flat bun feet. The interior is still lined in green baize, but the bottle partitions are missing, leaving a useful storage space. A single drawer sits at the base of the chest. In superb original condition, with its brass carrying handles, it makes a smart and elegant small piece of antique furniture, useful as a coffee table, magazine store, etc. Circa 1840
Store your favourite snooker cues in this fine quality mahogany wall cabinet. Dating from the late 19th century, it has 5 numbered individually locking compartments (no keys!) Clean smart lines throughout, finished with a neat cornice and base mould, great original condition. When snooker buddies visit your Games Room, they know exactly where their cue is! Circa 1880.
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
Give someone this early 19th century miniature Chest of Drawers, then help her fill it with treasures! Made of mahogany, the 3 drawers have decorative edging and bone key hole escutcheons. Fine dovetailed construction, turned knobs and a well shaped lower frieze makes this chest a perfect copy of the full sized chests of the period. Circa 1820
Unwrap this handsome Games Table after Christmas dinner and sit back for some stimulating fun and games! The mahogany top with an inlaid chequerboard, has a sturdy feel, due to a box construction to contain shallow drawers. The 2 drawers contain a set of wooden draughts, and can also be used to place "taken" chess pieces.The base has a yew wood baluster column and oak legs. The top and base are 19th century in date but were not originally together, however they create a robust and attractive games table. Circa 1830
Early 19th century Bureau Bookcase, in 2 sections. Smaller than most, and exquisitely proportioned, it is made of fine quality Georgian mahogany, with crossbanding and inlays to the cornice, fall front and base. The 13 pane glazed doors open onto an interior with adjustable shelves. This is a bookcase that works to decorate a room, with a lightness of design. It is in superb original condition, including unusual brass lions head handles, with a fine surface and colour. Circa 1800.
This early 19th century mahogany Tripod Table celebrates the change in furniture/decor styles, from the Georgian period of the previous century to the lightness of the Regency period. The single piece rectangular top is inlaid with a delicate black fine line decoration which is continued down to the base. The sharpness of the turned stem, and the outward sweep and shaping to the legs, which stand on small balls, gives the table an elegant balanced look. The fixed top gives it complete stability. A table of quality, in superb condition. Circa 1820.
This early 19th century mahogany chest of drawers has the excellent proportions and restrained elegance of the period. 4 long graduated drawers have fine mahogany linings and original turned handles. The shaped apron on the bow front is picked up at the sides with deep curves. Brass carrying handles gives it extra portability. A good quality chest, the mahogany picked for grain and colour, it would grace any room with style. Circa 1830.
A handsome early 19th century oval drop side mahogany Butlers Tray. The panelled tray is in fine condition, with original brass hinges. The quality extends to the folding stand, which, unusually, is superbly turned. A decorative table of fine mahogany, with an excellent waxed surface and great colour. Circa 1810.
Beautifully made and proportioned, this mid 19th century oval Butlers Tray on a folding stand is unusually made of oak instead of mahogany. The tray has 4 folding sides, held on original brass spring-loaded hinges. The rectangular bed of the tray is of a panelled construction, in lovely condition and no shrinkage causing gaps in the joints. It sits on an x-frame folding stand. Circa 1850.
Attractive early 19th century Oak Dresser/Sideboard. It has a good flat 2-plank top with a moulded edge below. The 3 oak lined drawers and the flat panelled sides are crossbanded with mahogany. A delicately shaped frieze to the front and sides are in keeping with the lighter style of furniture at the turn of the 19th century. Oval brass handles are original to the dresser. The square tapered legs have been carefully and well built up, giving the dresser a good height. Circa 1800
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
A fine late 18th century small roll top writing desk in mahogany. The stunning satinwood interior is fitted with pidgeon holes (the small drawers seen at the back are dummy drawers). The full writing surface slides out, and the leather inset writing pad (possibly the original leather) can be raised on a ratchet. Below are 2 useful drawers with brass knob handles. The 4 tapered legs are raised on fine brass casters. Restrained Georgian design, warm but light colour, and excellent cared for surface, and wonderful originality, makes elegant desk a perennial delight. Circa 1780
A fine quality Georgian mahogany Commode. The shaped tray top gallery with integral handles, and lovely single piece top, sit above a 2 door cupboard and a single drawer. Faux drawers below face the commode section, which has been converted, sliding forward to become a low table. This well proportioned small piece of 18th century furniture is finished with restrained fine black stringing to the doors and drawers. The brass handles are replacements. An elegant bedside table or smart occasional table. Circa 1780.
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.
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.
This 18th century mahogany Cheese Coaster is an elegant piece of table treen. The fine curved bentwood body is finished with an attractive wavy edge to the sides. The square base is dovetailed. Considering the delicate nature of bent mahogany, the condition is very good, with an original surface and warm colour. Circa 1880
A handsome pair of Victorian floor standing shop Tea Tins. The japanned metal containers are black with gold banding and large gold labels, of Chinese script, to the front. Mahogany hinged lids are partly flat and partly sloping. The sloping lids, finished with a nice moulded edge, has indented marks, probably from use of a metal scoop for dispensing the loose tea. There is typical scratching to the metal surfaces, but overall the tea tins are in surprisingly good condition. Circa 1880
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.
Fine quality 18th century Cuban mahogany was used to make this lovely small chest of drawers. It has a cross-banded top with a moulded edge. Rounded fluted columns adorn the front edges of the chest, which stands on bracket feet. The handsome brass handles are replacements. This solid mahogany chest has remained very smart, with an excellent waxed surface. Circa 1780.
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.
An elegant Georgian mahogany hall chair. It was designed at the height of the fascination with Egyptian art and culture in the early 19th century. It is a beautifully balanced chair, the subtle carvings and shapes of the back sitting regally above the delicate sweep of the sabre legs. Circa 1810.
The 19th century apothecary/chemist shop would have contained these labelled drawers. Finely made of mahogany, the 20 drawers are fitted with their original gold backed glass knobs, and rectangular glass labels. The sides and top are of stained pine with a rich waxed surface. This functional piece of Victorian shop furniture is now a most decorative small sideboard/chest, with a fabulous colour and glow. Circa 1870.
An early 19th century rectangular ottoman. Mahogany base and bun feet support the upholstered box, which sweeps upwards with concave shaped sides. A modern corduroy keeps this piece very current. Circa 1820
From the fine living of the Georgian upper class comes this mahogany wine cooler. Beautifully crafted, it is of a tapered octagonal form set on a base with 4 legs. Smartly brass banded, with original carrying handles, the lid opens to a fitted lead lined interior. Underneath is the original tap for draining the melted water it is now seized up. A good undisturbed surface makes this a desirable piece of fine 18th century furniture. Circa 1780
Find peaceful moments this festive season with a classic Victorian game of Solitaire. This large beautifully turned mahogany board is also marked out for the partner game of Fox and Geese. It comes with a mixed collection of marbles. Circa 1870.
Fine quality Georgian Mahogany 2-Pillar Mahogany Dining Table. The 2 turned pillars, supported on out swept legs that are inlaid with ebony, hold the large D-ends that form the table. Together they form a smaller table, becoming a larger table with one original centre leaf, seating 8/10. In good original condition, including the brass castors, this is a sturdy yet elegant table, the top with a superb colour and surface. Circa 1810
Mid 19th century mahogany miniature Chest of Drawers. The 3 drawers, pine lined and dovetailed, are edged with ebony and retain original wood handles. Being a large miniature, this handsome chest not only looks beautiful but can be used to store all manner of treasures! Circa 1840.
An interesting and decorative 19th century framed Coat of Arms. The crest, in red and gold, on a black background, is painted on hardwood, probably mahogany. The heraldic motto reads " QUOD TIBI HOC ALTERI". It is presented in an oxford frame. Circa 1880
Bagatelle is a game similar to billiards, and has been played in pubs and homes in the UK for over 2 centuries. Played on a long narrow board from one end, it needed little space. In the 19th century many boards were made that folded away for storage, such as this example. The case of this bagatelle game is well made of mahogany. The interior is in original condition, with a little wear to the baize at the centre where the board folds. as it is designed to be placed upon a table, the base is covered with hessian. This game is displayed on, and comes with, an old faux bamboo folding table. The balls included (8 red and 1 white) are not guaranteed to be the correct balls for the game. Circa 1880.
19th century mahogany and brass Hat and Coat Stand. Compact and neat, the stand is a finely turned mahogany pole on a tripod platform base, with 9 decoratively cast branching hooks. The base is finished with scroll carved feet. Of very good quality, this unusual antique coat stand is not too tall and is sturdy. Circa 1850
Mahogany cased Tavern/Act of Parliament Clock. The 19 1/2" steel dial is painted, bold Roman numerals and the name "Hanley & Moore, London". It has a gold painted frame. The mahogany case is simple and elegant. The original movement is weight driven, running for about a week. This clock, designed for large and public spaces, is purely a timepiece, with no strike. Circa 1820
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
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
A small Regency chest of drawers. Veneered in mahogany, the top and edge is crossbanded and inlaid with fine line stringing. Having 4 graduated drawers with brass oval handles, a shaped apron and splayed feet, a fine surface and colour, this pretty little chest could find a spot in any room. Circa 1820.
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
19th century 2-compartment Tea Caddy in mahogany. The top has a geometric line inlay, and the softly rounded edges are of rosewood. The lid is lined with original embossed paper. It is in excellent condition. Circa 1880
A 19th century mahogany Life Pool/Snooker scoreboard. Life pool, a gambling form of pocket billiards, was popular throughout the 19th century. Around 1875 it merged with another game, black pool, to form the new game of snooker. This attractive scoreboard has a square section number scorer and a central slate chalk board. The sliding panels reveal mother of pearl marker buttons and sliding stars. The disks on the panels, originally of ivory, have been replaced with wooden copies. The scoreboard is in excellent condition, with an original surface that has been gently cleaned. Circa 1880
Circular Victorian board game of Solitaire, turned from mahogany. It is marked out for the partner game of Fox and Geese, and stands on 3 small wooden feet. Included is a set of modern glass marbles. Circa 1880
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
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.
Miniature 19th century mahogany swing frame Toilet Mirror. Shaped side supports have turned wooden knobs to tighten and alter the angle of the mirror. The mirror surround has a softly curved moulding framing the original glass. The base, with a curved fronted drawer, sits on turned wooden feet. Deep honey tones and a good waxed surface enhance the simple charm of the piece. It is in lovely original condition. Circa 1870
Georgian 18th century mahogany commodes that were designed to look like small chests of drawers are often so attractive that many are converted for modern use. This beautifully proportioned commode has been cleverly turned into a cupboard, with minimum interference with the integrity of the piece. The top has been fixed and the front cut down the middle. That left 4 front panels that, hinged, become doors. Standing on its original bracket feet, and with brass carrying handles, this cupboard has the excellent surface of Georgian mahogany. Circa 1780
An early 19th century coach traveller may have used this charming little table to have a small meal at a rest stop. Made of solid mahogany, it has a hinged top that allows it to fold flat. Opened, it is held rigid underneath with a simple but cleverly designed bar, and stands elegantly on x-frame legs. This useful table has survived its travels in excellent condition, with a good original surface. Circa 1840.
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 good quality mahogany and inlaid mahogany and inlaid etagere with detachable mahogany and glass circular tray with brass handles.This item comes in good solid condition very stable with just a couple of minor marks on the lower tier.
A nice mahogany and inlaid bookcase which comes in two sections.Having adjustable shelves in the bookcase and a three drawer bureau this is both a useful and practical item.Comes in good condition for age with a few minor marks consummate with age.Keys for bookcase and bureau supplied.
A mid 19th century diminutive child's plank stool. Made of mahogany, the top is a single piece of grained wood with a rounded edge. The plank ends and the friezes are boldly shaped, suggestive of an earlier Georgian style. Circa 1860.
Mid 19th century Mahogany Butlers Tray on Stand. The tray has 4 brass hinged folding sides with oval shaped edges. Each side has cut-out carrying handles. The hinges retain their original surface. The X-frame folding stand has replaced fabric straps. With attractive proportions, a good surface and condition, this slightly smaller than average Butlers Tray has great appeal. Circa 1860.
A nice Edwardian Mahogany and gilt tooled leather top kneehole desk comes in good condition ,it has gilt brass quadrants to drawers,sides and handles .The leather top has been recently replaced.A good looking desk and a size which would fit into any house.
A Regency Mahogany and string inlay Tea Table.This table had been re polished iin good condition for age with a couple of minor blemishes and lovely pagination.The rear leg is slightly off centre when closed but when open is not noticeable .Ready for tea and scones.
A Regency Mahogany Cellarete on rope twist legs..This item is in good used condition and has been restored at some point however still an item that can come in handy to hide your drinks .(original key supplied)
Here we have a Victorian Mahogany, Inlaid ,Rosewood And Glazed Cabinet.The cabinet having a single drawer ,base glazed door and top mirrored shelf.It comes in good condition and is on original castors for easy movement.
An unusual Victorian Mahogany and Inlaid Writing Desk with leather desk top two top drawers and cupboard over a single two handle drawer.Under the drawer is a metal lined celleret.On turned legs this neat desk is both practiicle and space saving.(you can hide your bottle under the drawer while pretending to work)
The well figured mahogany case stands at 6ft. 4ins on bracket feet . The trunk has canted front corners and a rectangular glazed door revealing the temperature compensated pendulum with mercury filled jar, and to the right hand side, a well made six spoke pulley supporting the brass weight. The flat topped hood with circular glazed aperture and reflector ring,is framed with quadrant mouldings. The 12 inch silvered circular dial is engraved "Howlett, Cheltenham" and has a sweep minute hand and subsidiary dials for hours and seconds in the conventional regulator dial layout. The substantial six pillar movement with high shouldered plates, has six spoked wheels throughout the train and end float adjusters for the centre wheel through to escape wheel arbors. The escapement is dead-beat and there is also "Harrisons" maintaining power. There is a beat adjusting facility on the top of the crutch.
This is a good quality Regency Flame Mahogany Bow Front Chest of Drawers arranged with two over four drawers.With beaded edging at top moulding at front edges bun feet and original handles a very handsome piece of furniture.Has had minor repairs to side and top over time and has been re polished giving it a lovely appearance that would enhance any property.
A Late Victorian Mahogany Twin Pedastal Writing Desk with leather top.This desk is in good condition consummate with age the leather top has had wear but with no rips ,tears or rings..Arranged as a bank of four drawers with larger central drawer it also has a good size knee hole.The desk comes in one complete piece but I easily secured it in the back of my Volkswagen Passat Estate car for shipment.
An original Georgian mahogany Butlers Tray on folding stand.The tray retains a wealth of rich patina with a couple of minor splits and slight chip at base of flap this only adds to the character.The stand folds and is held by four replaced webbing straps.A fantastic item which could prove a hit at a drinks party or afternoon tea.
A useful size Regency Mahogany Bow Front chest of three drawers with later quality circular Victorian brass handles.This chest is in good condition for an item of its age it has a few minor marks but nothing to detract it from its handsome appearance.
a Georgian Bow Front mahogany two over two chest of drawers with replacement oval Victorian brass handles.This chest is in general good condition for its age with general wear consummate with the period very useful deep drawers and a good commercial size this chest could fit it most rooms of any house.
A fine mahogany and marquetry inlaid twin Pedastal writing desk with replacement leather top in olive green.This desk is easy to assemble as it comes in three sections.It has three desk top drawers on top of of two pedestals each depicting fine marquetry inlays of classical scenes.A welcome addition to any office or property.
A good looking early 19th century mahogany card table which comes in good condition with lovely patina to the open top table.Standing on four reeded splayed legs with original brass paw feet castors.Ready for Afternoon Tea.
Edwardian mahogany and inlaid bow front single drawer side table on brass castors.The table is in good condition with minor age related marks ,the handles being replaced at some point in the past .A very good looking table that would enhance any property.
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.