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.
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.
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
The restrained, clean lines of the Regency period can be seen in this rosewood Davenport of the early 19th century. The writing section sits on a bank of 4 drawers, fixed to it but pivotting to the side to allow the use of a chair. The sloping lid with a tooled leather opens to reveal a drawer-fitted interior. To the right side is a concealed pen and ink drawer that, once withdrawn, hinges neatly to the side. A brass gallery completes the top.The base has a panelled back, and original small wooden handles and brass escutcheons. Beneath the base plinth are concealed original castors. A fine and elegant writing desk. Circa 1820.
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
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 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
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.
Regency Rosewood Tea Caddy. With beautiful figured veneers and fine boxwood stringing in superb condition, it is fitted inside with a single lidded tea compartment and recess for a mixing bowl. An original pressed brass handle is well balanced by a similar, slightly ragged, replacement from the same period. Original hinges and feet complete this simple but charming Tea Caddy. Circa 1820
A perfect treasure of a snuff box! Beautifully carved from burr mulberry, with an integral hinge, and lined with tortoiseshell, the lid is personalised with a little silver initialled shield. The original surface worn soft by time and handling is a tactile joy to hold. In immaculate condition, this little antique treasure could also hold another surprise...! Circa 1820
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.
Regency style open armchair by the London furniture makers, Hamptons & Sons. The ebonised frame has a strong design, with a scroll back top bar and oval caned back. The caning, in a radiating pattern, is beautifully executed and original. Carved arm supports flow into subtly tapered ring-turned front legs. Original painted surface decoration throughout the chair is generally worn, except for the front of the seat and some gilded line detail. The drop-in seat is upholstered in a worn velvet. A makers plaque reads:" Hamptons, Pall Mall East, SW1". Circa 1880.
Early 19th century finely turned Spice Tower. Made from sycamore, it has 3 tiers that screw into each other and original scrolled labels for Cinnamon, Mace and Ginger. The base tier has a repaired split. A lovely example of Regency domestic treenware. Circa 1820.
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.
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.
A fine quality Regency walnut folio stand, with ratcheted adjustable sides. The bow shaped splayed legs, standing on original castors, are united by crisply turned stretchers. With quality and superb original surface and condition, this is a fully functional and handsome folio stand. Circa 1820.
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 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)
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 Regency Rosewood Chiffonier with raw silk curtains.This item is in good condition having a full width drawer and a pair of glazed base drawers.the curtains have been recently replaced with quality silk which only enhances this item.this item comes in two sections ,base plus top glazed with shelf section,making transportation easier.
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 wonderful Regency Rosewood and Brass Inlay Card Table.With original brass paw feet on castors united to four splayed legs this is a good quality card table in good condition.The original baize has been replaced but this does not detract from the overall appearance .