3 small filing table top filing cabinets from the early 20th century. Each have 4 drawers, and can be stacked into a tower. They are well made. Constructed of thin pine, the main surfaces are covered with a fine woven oilcloth which has a defined textured surface. The 4 drawers of each unit are neatly finished with hard wearing paper. Original brass handles are marked 'Advance'
A sticker to 2 drawers reads: Manufactured by A.E. WALKER Ltd ADVANCE HOUSE CHISWELL STREET LONDON E.C.1
A crowned stamp reads: SUPPLIED FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE
Interesting vintage sets of drawers in very good condition. They are priced individually, the price shown is for one cabinet. Circa 1930
A typical wonderful surrealist picture by the popular artist George Spiro. Signed both front and back with a dedication as a gift to a friend.
History.George was born in Poland in 1909 and moved to France in 1942. By the end of WWII he signed up with the French army and later became a citizen of France. In 1946, after his wife dies in a concentration camp, Spiro exhibits a dozen of his works in London. The success of the shows prompted Spiro to devote his life to art. In 1948, he exhibited in France for the first time where he received the ‘Young Artist Award’. He later showed in Bern, Germany and Cannes, France before travelling to the United States to exhibit art in 1950. Spiro died 1994.
A signed and dated oil on canvas dated 1907 by Charles Fouqueray. Titled ‘A busy dockside scene’.
HistoryHe studied at the Ecole des Beaux in Paris under Alexandre Cabanel and Fernand Cormon.
More commonly known for his small war pencil sketches and posters, this is one of his few large oil paintings he did.
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
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
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