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 beautifully decorated storage chest/coffer from Romania. Dating from the early 1900s, it is made of pine, with black painted metal strengthening the corners. The surface decoration is a mixture of stencilling, dragging and other paint effects. Inside the coffer is clean, with a small lidded compartment (often used for lavender or sweet smelling herbs) In excellent original condition, it is a piece to bring colour into a room.
he early 19th century eminent surgeon and anatomist Sir Astley Cooper, doctor to the Royal Family, designed a chair to correct and strengthen the spine of one of the Royal children. These "Correction Chairs" became popular amongst the fashionable classes. This rare pair is made of beech wood and ebonised. The backs have a lyre shaped motif, the centre picked out with gold paint. The caned seats are in perfect condition. One chair has metal strengthening the turned uprights where they meet the seat. Decorative and elegant, they make wonderful accent pieces. Circa 1840
An early 19th century curved back Box Settle. Finely made, it has a high back, a side cupboard with a panelled door, and concealed storage space under the seat. A wonderful statement piece of antique furniture, it is entirely of honey toned pine, with lovely wear and a waxed surface. It is in original condition. Circa 1820
A good set of 18th century wall hanging country-style shelves. Of medium size, they probably sat above a dresser base. They are made of oak, with backboards of stained pine. 3 shelves have plate strips and grooves. A shaped cornice with carved side panels completes the framing of these shelves. They are in very good condition, sturdy and clean. 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.
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
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
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
A charming George 1 walnut side chair. The tall back has an inverted vase shaped splat, which is carved with a deep curve that follows the human spine. Front cabriole legs end in pad feet. With a superb surface and colour, this early walnut chair is in exceptional original condition. The upholstery on the drop-in seat is not original but is an old tapestry, with good colour that compliments the chair. Circa 1720
A superb essential piece of late 18th century furniture, this Dresser has 3 drawers and a cupboard. The colour and excellent waxed surface is similar to elmwood, and is due to the quality of pine that that has never been painted and stripped. Throughout, the Dresser is in original condition, with panelled sides and bracket feet. Circa 1800
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.
An impressive early 19th century Book Box. Made of walnut, inlaid with fine line stringing, with carved fruitwood on the sides, it has the special texture of a Folk Art piece of treen. The spine of the book is carved to simulate an old leather binding, and does indeed glow like antique polished leather. Both front and back of the book is inlaid with a large cross, indicating the the box probably once held a precious Bible. The interior is lined in blue paper, with a message hand cut into the paper of the lid: "A Present". A beautiful and rare box. Circa 1810
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
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
A most attractive18th century bureau, unusually made with cherrywood. The interior is fitted with drawers and pidgeon holes, and has a green leathered writing surface. The brassware, fine quality, may not be the originals but has been on the bureau for a long time. Standing on original bracket feet, this bureau is a perfect size to use. Being mostly solid wood (rather than veneers on pine) it has survived well, but please note that the fall front has twisted slightly, however this does not affect the functioning or appearance of the bureau. Circa 1780
19th century pine campaign saddle stand. Made by the Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd, it has survived its travels remarkably well. It has a clever sprung central lath, held by brass catches, that allows it to fold for travelling. It is stamped 'A & N. C.S.L Makers P3'. In very good condition, with a nutty waxed surface, this little saddle stand is classic and elegant.
A good mid 20th century wooden Staunton Chess set. Of medium size, (the king is 8.3cm tall), this is a set that has seen many skirmishes and is perfect for a good sized board/table. It comes in a pine box with a sliding lid. Circa 1950
Bring fun and games to Christmas at home with this early 20th century Table Croquet Game in a pine fitted box. Of exceptional quality, the interior racks keeping the mallets in order, with good space for all the items. The set comprises 8 mallets, 2 hand painted posts, 6 balls, 10 metal hoops, a mallet and a hope punch for the cork stands. The unusual box, with a pitched roof top, opens to form a holding shelf for the small items and balls. 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 Pine Farmhouse Table. Its simple form, with a 3 plank top, a shaped frieze and tapered legs, all traditionally pegged and glued, is part of its attraction. The aged pine has a golden colour with a waxed finish. It can seat up to 8 diners. Circa 1820
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.
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.
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
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.
This is a fabulous Rare Antique Painted Pine Saddle Horse / Stand / Rack. Beautifully constructed in Pine showing signs of original paint. Totally original condition with some signs of old repairs and a small amount of old worn but long gone and treated. In use until recently at large country house stables. Measures 55" inches long x 44" inches high x 24" inches deepest across base of legs. Collection is welcome from WR8 Worcestershire or delivery is offered anywhere in the UK, just email for a quote.
Late 19th century 2-door floor standing tall Cupboard. The doors are panelled, set into a "frame" surround. The interior is fitted with 3 shelves. A very useful cupboard, the pine having a natural waxed colour and surface. Circa1880
A small antique early 19th century Pine Dresser. The single piece top has a typical Georgian stepped moulding, and below are 3 dovetailed drawers with replaced brass handles. With slender square legs, and rare narrow depth, this small dresser base is perfectly proportioned. It shows no signs of having ever been painted, and has a good waxed surface. Circa 1820
An original Edwardian Draper's desk. Good condition for age with original handles and locks. All facing timber is pitch pine. The top has the markings for measuring material at the front and back. This superb desk was made to be free standing, as the back is panelled the same as the sides. Nine useful drawers with dovetail construction and pine linings.