Early walnut furniture glows at Christmas time! This William and Mary period bureau bookcase is exquisitely proportioned for any house. It is made in 2 sections. The bookcase, with 3 adjustable shelves, has bevelled glazed doors with decorative arched tops. Below is a classic bureau. The fall front, with mirror veneers and inlaid feather banding, opens to reveal a fitted interior and a faux leather writing surface. A sliding panel opens onto a "well", a slightly hidden storage space. Most of the brassware is probably 1930's vintage, but the fall escutheon and hinges are original. The bun feet are excellent replacements. This period of cabinet making was all about the decorative beauty of the wood itself, and this piece is a fine example.
An 18th century Oak Side Table featuring a single drawer. The top has a moulded edge and is finished with rounded corners. The pegged square legs mirror the moulded edge of the top and have shaped frets to the front and back to make it more aestheticaly pleasing. A lovely size makes this period table useful for many room settings.
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
Regency giltwood overmantel landscape wall mirror. Glazed in 3 sections, the glass bevelled and each section edged with an ebonised reeded band. The well proportioned mirror has a breakfront design with half round corinthian columns. The classical style is refreshingly simple, enhanced by clean original gilding the is in beautiful condition. Circa 1820
A fine early Georgian Chest on Stand. Combining the strength of oak with a delicacy of design, it is a piece that calls for light. Elegant houses built in this period were exploiting the themes of light and space, with large windows and rooms. This Chest, in 2 pieces, has pine lined drawers that sit within a moulded framework. The base has square cut cabriole legs to the front, that are mirrored in the shaped back legs. A change of handles took place about 1790-1800, when the classic swan neck handles were fashionable. In lovely condition, this is a piece of oak furniture with timeless elegance. Circa 1730
This Toilet Mirror with drawers was created to grace the fine new walnut tables and chest of drawers of the late 17th/early 18th century. Made of oak, and veneered with walnut, the base consists of 2 tiers of drawers, with extravagant shaping to the front. The small brass handles are original. The swing mirror has been repaired where the fragile gilded gesso surround has deteriorated over the years. The glass is an old replacement with good clarity. A dark glowing warmth and lovely waxed surface makes this walnut period mirror a treasure. Circa 1700
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
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
An early 18th century walnut and oak chest on chest. It has the warm simple elegance of this period. The drawer fronts have mirror cut walnut veneers, edged with cossbanding. A neat cornice is made up of crossgrained walnut, as are the reeded applied mouldings around the drawers. The sides are of solid oak, and the chest stands on veneered bracket feet. Brass handles are replacements, dating from about 1770. The drawers have been lined out in green fabric. With a good colour and surface, this well proportioned chest on chest is in excellent condition. Circa 1725
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 stunning 19th century wall mirror. The wood frame, with a slightly inverted curve, is finished to simulate a rich tortoiseshell. There is gold painted applied gesso decoration to the edge, and also a fine inner band. The glass mirror is modern. Circa 1880.
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 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.
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
A Regency period convex glass wall mirror. The circular frame is decorated with a ribbon twist and ball moulding, and a band of beading. A fine carved eagle with outstretched wings sits on the top of the frame. The mirror retains its candle sconces. A decorative base moulding is missing. The mirror has its original gilded surface and the condition is good, with some expected cracking showing its age.
A lovely Arts and Crafts Seven piece Hammered Copper Dressing Table Set with bright clear enamels.this set comes in original unpolished condition and is in good condition ,the comb has a slight break at the end and the hand mirror has a couple of scratches .The copper is all good and free from damage.
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.
This is a superb late 19th Century French Rosewood 'Bonheur Du Jour' ladies writing desk. The upper section with two mirrored doors enclosing a stunning satinwood shelved interior above three small drawers all with lock and original key. The desk below has a tooled leather writing surface above three drawers on four Cabriole style legs. All in very good condition commensurate with age and use.