A fully working set of floor standing scales from the esteemed firm of W & T. Avery Ltd, Birmingham. Made of oak, it has a brass scale, including a sliding height scale, and 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.
A mid 18th century oak box chest that furnishes any room. The simplicity of this piece of furniture makes it a perfect coffee table. It is finely made, with concealed dovetails, and a clean flat top finished with a moulded edge. The hinges and partial lock are original to the chest. It is completed with old, though not original, turned feet and brass escutcheon to the front. The back has been polished, and the whole chest has a pleasing waxed finish that is easy to live with. Circa 1750
A fine example of 17th century oak, this 3 drawer Oak Dresser has superb proportions, colour and surface. The top is in lovely condition, with a simple moulded edge which is softly worn with age. The drawers are finished with an applied moulding to give them depth, and have good quality replaced swan neck brass handles. The sides are panelled. Well turned front legs gives the dresser great stability, whilst the wavy plank back legs adds style. It is a lovely piece from the oak period of furniture. Circa 1700
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
The resilience of oak that is over 300 years old is exemplified in this small side table. Delicate yet robust, it is in superb original condition with great patina. Pegged and nailed, it has a moulded edge to the 2 plank top, and its original hand carved wooden knob to the drawer. Circa 1700
This small country bureau is a little gem. Made of oak in the late 18th century, it is a simple but fine piece of cabinet-making. In original and excellent clean condition, with shaped bracket feet and exquisitely proportioned brassware, it has charm and would be a pleasure to live with. Circa 1780
18th century oak lowboy, or three-drawer side table. The 2 plank top and the drawers are crossbanded with fruitwood. Simple ogee-shaped sides, and more elaborate shaping to the kneehole front, flow into the square-section cabriole legs. In fine condition, with a good waxed surface and colour, this is an excellent early Georgian country house table. Circa 1730
A very good pair of 17th century chairs. The oak has aged beautifully, and has contributed to their fine original condition. Pegged throughout, with a warm natural colour, it is wonderful that they have been together for over 300 years. Circa 1690
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
Late 18th century Oak Candle Stand. The fixed dished top, turned column and high arched tripod base have elegant balanced proportions. The legs are unusually fine and has survived well, with only one foot having been beautifully repaired. Circa 1780
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.
Original stool from Queen Elizabeth's Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953. It is made of limed oak and sits on square chamfered legs. The underside is branded 'ER Coronation'. Makers name 'Glenister Wycombe'. It is upholstered with its original red velvet fabric with red embroidered edging. Very good condition commensurate with age and use.Approximate Measurements: Height : 19" (48cm)Width : 18" (46cm)Depth : 12" (32cm)
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.
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.
This small late Georgian Oak Chest of Drawers has two short drawers above two long. The drawers have bone escutcheons and original wooden knobs. There is reeded moulding around the top edge and it stands on swept feet with a shaped apron.
Georgian Oak closed Dresser with Rack. This 18th century Oak dresser has three drawers above three cupboard doors. The space inside these doors has been divided into a double and single cupboard. The rack has three graduated shelves.
Circa 1780 - 1800
This handsome 3 decanter Oak Tantalus was a wedding gift in 1893. The double lidded top and front are carved with vine leaves and grapes. An original spring action lock releases the lids, which open onto a fitted sectioned interior containing small liquor glasses, and allows the cut glass decanters to be removed. A simple brass release allows a front drawer to open, containing a removable cribbage board, pegs and playing cards. The tantalus is finished with brass handles and pierced and studded decoration. Superb quality combines with condition to make this a special gift again. The engraved cartouche on the top reads: "Presented to Mr & Mrs W. A. Ivens by their workpeople on the occasion of their marriage July 18th 1893"
Late 19th century extendable table book rest, made from oak. The folding ends are beautifully carved with Gothic arches. Its original surface, fine condition, and a golden colour makes this book rest rather special. Circa 1880
A small early 18th century Walnut Kneehole Desk. The honeyed tones of the walnut is enhanced by fine herringbone inlay to the top surface and drawer fronts. The drawers, which are lined with oak, retain their original brassware. The central kneehole has a small cupboard space. It is a charming piece of furniture from the walnut period, and is in good condition, with some restorations and repairs that can be expected in such a piece. Circa 1720
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
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
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
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
Late 17th century Charles ? caned armchair. This style of furniture, lighter and more decorative than the oak regional tradition of that time, was introduced to the British Isles with the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. This example in walnut is typical of the style. The caned back has a pierced and carved frame flanked by barley twist supports. A cresting rail and the front stretcher are profusely carved, and other rails have barley twist turnings. The caning, not the original, is in perfect condition. Circa 1680
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 17th century small Oak Coffer. Of panelled and pegged construction, typical of the period, it has a decorative carved frieze at the front. The coffer stands high on its legs (damp rot and damage often leads to them being cut down) The hinges are replaced. A good warm colour and waxed surface makes this a pleasing example of English oak furniture. Circa 1690
A small beautifully proportioned Georgian Oak Dresser. The 2-plank top is flat with a fine waxed surface. 3 oak -lined drawers with swan neck handles are framed by typical 18th century mouldings. Giving extra charm to this dresser, each side is made from a single cushion moulded panel. The dresser stands on tapered turned legs, with pad feet at the front. A classical mid Georgian Dresser, it has a superb colour and surface, and is in fine original condition. Circa 1780.
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.
An 18th century chest of drawers on bracket feet. The Georgian oak is enlivened with walnut crossbanding to the top and front surrounding the drawers. With original shaped bracket feet and brassware, this is a useful chest of drawers in lovely original condition. Circa 1750.
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
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.
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
Mid 19th century English Oak Farm House Table. The 3 plank top, with cleated ends, has an excellent waxed surface. Standing on turned legs, this table, in good original condition, has a substantial feel. It would seat 8 people very comfortably. Circa 1840.
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.
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
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
An early 19th century Oak Farmhouse Table. Sturdily made with thick planks, it has great character, colour and surface. 2 drawers are set at either end under the 4 plank top, which is supported by square tapered legs. It seats 6 to dine very comfortably. French, circa 1820.
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.
A small late 17th century oak coffer. It is of pegged and panelled construction, with a single piece plank top. The deep top rail is carved with lunettes enhanced with other scribed decoration. A section of one of the front legs has been broken off for some time, so has been left unrestored. The panelled back has bowed outwards with age, restricting the full movement of the top. This small coffer, in excellent original condition, has a warm nutty colour and a good waxed surface. Circa 1690
Late 17th century William and Mary walnut veneered chest of drawers. Attractive figured walnut veneers to the drawer fronts, crossbanding and half round mouldings between the drawers are all typical features of this period, when the modern form of the chest of drawers was conceived. This very good example is a country made piece, the top and sides being made of solid walnut. The oak lined drawers have survived in excellent condition. Feet and handles are good later replacements. The panelled back is original. Circa 1690
Late 17th century Oak Gateleg Table. Such tables were fundamental to the 17th/18th century home, providing a good size dining table that could be minimised with 2 folding leaves. This example is in great condition, fine turnings to the base and an excellent colour and surface throughout. Circa 1690
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
Mid 18th century oak Dresser with shelves. It has a pot-board, 4 turned front legs, a central arch, and 5 drawers. The open shelves has wavy shaped sides and an attractive fret-carved frieze. With light golden tones, a good surface and small size, it is a piece that will sit comfortably in a home.
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
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.
A good quality and unusual "Tabernacle" safe with Gothic embossed brass faced doors.based on an oak plinth..this item could easily be used as a built in wall safe , very solid and heavy.Approx 35 killos
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 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.
Late 18th century oval Oak Gateleg Table. Of medium size, this table would seat 4-5 people very comfortably. It has a single drawer at one end, and well-turned legs united by stretchers. It is in excellent condition with a good waxed surface. Circa 1700.
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 handsome well carved oak column has been converted into a table lamp. From a circular base with 3 turned feet rises the reeded column, finished at the top with a classical square capital. The present wiring/electrics is new. Circa 1910
A late 17th century small Oak Gateleg Table. The base has well turned supports and one drawer. There is a metal strengthening repair to one of the gates. Excellent colour and surface throughout. Circa 1690.
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.
Small 18th Oak Lowboy, original brasses on the three drawers, delicately shaped freize and elegant cabriole legs combining to make this a fine example of country Queen Anne furniture. This Lowboy is in excellent original condition, the only damage being to the edge of the top on the left hand side (see photograph close up)
A late 17th century William and Mary Candle Stand in walnut. Designed in pairs to provide even lighting to a matching dressing table or chest, these little tripod tables are exquisite. This one has a carved barley-twist stem and an octagonal top. The top has the moulded edge, decorative banding, and fine geometric inlays that would have matched the dressing table or chest of drawers. The square section feet are oak. This table has a lovely surface, and a range of dark honey/caramel tones, and has survived its great age in excellent condition. Circa 1690.
Good country style Georgian two over three chest of drawers with brass handles on bracket feet.Has age related minor split at side and a couple of age related stains on top but this only adds to its charm.
A very unusual gothic bed side cabinet with quality carving and details. Very good condition for age with just the usual marks found on a piece of this period. Burr oak and oak construction with a shelf inside. There is a small enamel label to the back for the company C. & R. Light of London, a high quality cabinet makers.
Pair of late 17th century side chairs in the Oak tradition, of pegged plank construction. The slatted back and lower rail are decorated with scratch carving, softened and worn by years of use. One chair has an old repair to the top of the left upright. Circa 1700.
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 good Arts and Crafts Oak and Tiled top occasional table with under stage.Comes in lovely condition being very sound with no chips or cracks to the tiles..Presented in a warm honey oak colour would enhance any room of your house.
An early 19th century hanging oak Corner Cupboard of attractive proportions. It has a 13-pane glass door, with reeded glazing bars. The well shaped arching pediment is finished with brass roundels. The interior is fitted with 3 wavy edged shelves. The green interior has been re-painted, therefore the colour could be changed. Apart from the repainting, the corner cupboard is in good original condition with a warm waxed oak colour. Circa 1820.
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.
This Mule chest is in good condition for its age and size.Standing on bracket feet it features two banks of three drawers with the top two false drawers.The handles have been replaced in the past but this does not distract from the chest.The drawers are cross banded and the front edge of the chest is reeded column .Under the lid reveals a useful storage space with two small drawers.
Mid 19th century Folio Stand. A gilt and tooled leather folio is supported by an oak A-frame stand. It is incrementally adjustable from closed to horizontal by means of ingenious retractable feet. There is further display potential with a top extending small easel. Brass "Bunyard Patent" fittings and porcelain castors are of excellent quality.
The interior has been re-lined around the edge. The small easel is missing a cross bar. The exterior shows its history in general wear and tear. The oak frame has a good surface and golden colour.
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.