An early 18th century country Oak Table with drawer. Larger than the average side table, it has a substantial feel. The top with a single drawer is held by fine turned legs and 4 stretchers which ensures great stability to the table. An attractive oak table, with lovely colour and waxed surface.
Early 19th century mahogany floor standing display stand, often called a "whatnot". With 3 tiers, united by fine turned corner posts, and standing on original brass castors, the design is open, light and elegant. The flame mahogany chosen for this piece makes an attractive surface for displaying beautiful things. The stand is in excellent original condition, with only a partial crack to the middle tier. It has an undisturbed surface, warm colour and simple charm.
A late 18th century large wall hung Tavern Clock (often called Act of Parliament clocks after a short lived tax on clocks that was passed by Parliament in 1797). These clocks were hung in taverns and inns, where the general public were able to see the time displayed. This fine example has a black ebonised case and a 20inch gold faced dial with black Roman numerals. The glass clock face cover has a finely turned mahogany bezel that lends warmth to the clock case. The weight driven original 7-8 day brass movement is in clean working order. Original hinges and escutcheon, and attractive moulded wedge shaped base show the quality of this handsome clock. Circa 1780
Early 20th Century Royal Doulton Vase. This piece is beautifully painted, decorated and glazed for an attractive finish. With the original Royal Doulton markings on the base of the vase, this piece dates back to 1922-1956.
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.
A good late 19th century mahogany Pedestal Desk with a tooled leather inset writing surface. The desk has 3 sections, making it easy to move, the flat top uniting the pedestals. It also moves on castors. The tooled green leather top is old, but not the original, and is therefore in very good condition. The drawers are furnished with brass handles. A plain veneered back completes this very useful and attractive desk. Knocks to the corners, and minor surface repairs attests to 130 years of use, and the quality to provide another 130!
Often found in Chemists and Doctors travelling medicine chests, these wooden bottle shaped containers were excellent at protecting their contents. Turned from boxwood, they were crafted with amazingly accurate screw on lids, that even today are sharp, effortlessly opening and closing. This one has an attractive turned top, and is stamped "4 oz" to the base. It is in very good condition.
Mid 19th century French dining table with the beauty and glow of cherrywood. The top, planked and finished with cleated ends, has a superb surface. At both ends of the table, curved hand holds withdraws extending leaves that almost doubles the size of the basic table. One extension clearly has been used for cutting/serving bread, with lovely wear. The leaves are a combination of chestnut and cherry and can be either partially or fully extended, maintaining good structural strength. Decorative turned legs softens the rectangular top, creating an attractive table that would fit old or contemporary decors.
Large antique leather trunk. It has an interesting metal strap construction which is covered with leather and stitched as part of the construction, resulting in a most attractive decorative surface. It retains the original iron lock catch. The interior is lined with a striped fabric, probably original. With lovely wear, telling tales of its travels, the leather has polished to a stunning nut brown surface.
A late 18th century wing armchair that combines style, comfort and a most attractive shade of green leather upholstery. The mahogany frame, with carved front legs, has brass castors. The leather upholstery is finished with tight domed brass buttoning. It is not original but has seen long wear, with crazing to the arms and seat, however the leather is actually intact and very comfortable to use. Wonderful Georgian proportions and a perfect antique look makes this armchair rather special. Circa 1780
Late 18th century table box. Made of oak and veneered with fine mahogany, it has a sturdy quality to it. The base moulding ends in small shaped feet. Original brass fittings gives a warm twinkle to the severity of the simple rectangular box. It was originally compartmented but is now lined with paper. The mahogany has a particularly attractive depth of colour that makes this simple box a little treasure. Circa 1780
The fire light catching the warmth of copper and brown leather makes this a very attractive Club Fender. Classic square columns are softened by curlicues and a simple sweeping middle section. The upholstered seat is the original, horse-hair and leather. Circa 1900
Late 19th century wall Dial Clock with a black ebonised case. The 10 inch dial has Roman numerals and original steel hands. Behind it is an 8 day movement, which has been fully overhauled and is in good working order. The glass has a chamfered edge and a cast brass bevel. The dial is inscribed "WHITEHORN 10 High Street HAMPSTEAD". A smart and attractive antique wall clock. Circa 1890
What to do when a lion loses a leg? This fine early 19th century cast iron lion was too precious to lose when the outstretched balancing leg broke off, so the back was filled with a concrete/composition mix, to stabilise it. to complete the rescue, the lion was painted in a rich palette. Time and wear has resulted in a fabulous colour and surface, the top layer of paint crackled and creating subtle tones. It has the appearance of a ancient painted stone statue. A very individual and attractive piece! Circa 1830
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
This 18th century open Corner Armchair celebrates the glow of walnut. With Hepplewhite shaped and pierced splats, and an upholstered drop in seat, it is a smart country chair. The 3-piece bowed back gives it the comfort of the well known Captain/Smokers bow chairs of the 18th/19th centuries. In lovely condition, the colour and surface of this antique walnut chair is most attractive. Circa 1780.
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
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
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
Philips 12 inch Terrestrial Globe on a turned ebonised stand. This desktop globe dates from 1920-1930. The colour is good, aged but retaining clarity. In one main area, the paper has been rubbed through to the base (see photograph) the rest of the condition is typical of its age, minor discolouration where the gores join and occasional small nicks to the paper. The ebonised stand is particularly attractive, excellent quality ebonising on hardwood with golden tones where the surface has naturally rubbed through to the wood.
Late 17th century Chest of Drawers in cedar wood. This beautifully proportioned chest of 4 drawers has applied mouldings to the drawers, panelled sides and back, and is of pegged construction. The brass handles, though not original, are old and have been on the chest for some time. A warm golden colour and good waxed surface make this early chest particularly attractive. Circa 1690.
Attractive Edwardian wall shelves, useful for books or display. The mahogany shelves have a wavy design to the front, held by slender turned beechwood side supports. The shelves can be hung using the brass rings which are fixed to the top. Circa 1910.
This 18th century mahogany Cheese Coaster is an elegant piece of table treen. The fine curved bentwood body is finished with an attractive wavy edge to the sides. The square base is dovetailed. Considering the delicate nature of bent mahogany, the condition is very good, with an original surface and warm colour. Circa 1880
Pair of late 19th century unusually decorative French cherrywood benches. Well crafted, they feature shaped trestle ends set into sledge feet, securely tenoned into the tops. The plank tops have shaped ends that compliment the trestles. This most attractive pair of antique benches are in lovely condition with a clean smooth surface and golden cherrywood colour. Circa 1890.
An attractive and rare mid 18th century hooded wall clock with a penny moon dial. The case, with a glazed opening door, has cross grained walnut veneers to the front. Plain classical columns and a moulded stepped cornice are typical of the period and are enhanced by a rich patination. It sits on a later shaped bracket.The 30 hour movement by Lough of Penrith has been cleaned and checked to insure that it is in fine working order. The 12inch brass dial has the sought after feature of the penny moon to the centre of the dial, a moving disc with an engraved moon face and painted stars that show the moon phases. Circa 1740
The beauty of cherrywood is captured in this mid 19th century French Farmhouse Dining Table. The plank top has cleated ends and is in superb condition. Square tapered legs are united by an attractive shaped apron. The table has clean delicate lines, and can seat 8.
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
Fine late 17th century longcase clock by one of the best makers of the period, Christopher Gould. The figured walnut case is beautifully proportioned, slim with a long door and small plinth standing on tiny bun feet. It has a square topped hood that is removed upwards, and blind carved fretwork to the cornice. At the sides, barley twist pilasters and glass side panels gives a sense of lightness. The door contains an oval brass edged lenticle glass, and is finished with a half-round moulding.The signed 11 inch brass dial has a silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, a silvered seconds ring, and a date aperture. Behind it sits a 5 pillar 8 day movement.Christopher Gould was born about 1660 and admitted to the Clockmakers Company as a Free Brother in 1682. His longcase clocks made in the late 17th and early 18th centuries are among the most decorated and attractive of this period.This clock is in fine condition, with a superb colour and surface to the case, and the movement in excellent working order. 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
A fine early japanned papier mâché tray by Jennens & Bettridge. With a scalloped edge, the interior is beautifully painted in the 18th/early 19th century Romantic manner, a scene of the picturesque Kirkstall Abbey in West Yorkshire (beloved of artists such as Turner and Girtin). Gilding is used as highlight to emphasise the atmosphere of the scene, and to tie in the rich gilded floral decoration of the border. This superb example of Jennens & Bettridge's work is in great original condition for its age. There is minor flaking to the gilding on the main painting, and a repaired crack to the rim on the right hand side. Circa 1825
A 19th century mahogany Life Pool/Snooker scoreboard. Life pool, a gambling form of pocket billiards, was popular throughout the 19th century. Around 1875 it merged with another game, black pool, to form the new game of snooker. This attractive scoreboard has a square section number scorer and a central slate chalk board. The sliding panels reveal mother of pearl marker buttons and sliding stars. The disks on the panels, originally of ivory, have been replaced with wooden copies. The scoreboard is in excellent condition, with an original surface that has been gently cleaned. Circa 1880
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.
From the early 18th century walnut period comes this attractive country bureau. The drawers and fall are inlaid with herringbone banding. The desk interior is fitted with drawers and pidgeon holes, and inset with a leather writing surface. The honeyed tones of the walnut is exceptional, and the original brasses are in great condition. Circa 1720.
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.
Georgian 18th century mahogany commodes that were designed to look like small chests of drawers are often so attractive that many are converted for modern use. This beautifully proportioned commode has been cleverly turned into a cupboard, with minimum interference with the integrity of the piece. The top has been fixed and the front cut down the middle. That left 4 front panels that, hinged, become doors. Standing on its original bracket feet, and with brass carrying handles, this cupboard has the excellent surface of Georgian mahogany. Circa 1780
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.
Mid 19th century Mahogany Butlers Tray on Stand. The tray has 4 brass hinged folding sides with oval shaped edges. Each side has cut-out carrying handles. The hinges retain their original surface. The X-frame folding stand has replaced fabric straps. With attractive proportions, a good surface and condition, this slightly smaller than average Butlers Tray has great appeal. Circa 1860.
A floor standing iron Bridge Lamp from the 1920s/30s. The game of bridge was popular during this period, and these lamps used the newly available electricity to illuminate the games tables. This attractive example stands on stable tripod feet. The decorative lamp fitting sits on the central pole and adjusts horizontally and vertically. The metal surface has a gold coloured finish which has worn on the pole.This vintage lamp has been completely re-wired. Circa 1930.
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.
19th century twin compartment Tea Caddy. It is rustic, using country woods, but well made. The top is inlaid with diamond shaped specimen woods, using the contrasting shades of woods to good effect. The interior is fitted with 2 lidded tea compartments, lined with grey paper. Excellent original order and a good waxed surface makes this tea caddy an attractive example of its period.
A Mid Victorian Walnut Sutherland Table showing a wealth of character on unusual carved legs with carved stretcher.The table has a couple of minor marks at the joint of the flaps and the top has a very slight bow non the less this is an attractive item,the table sits on original ceramic castors.
Mid 19th century American bed, the 4 turned tall posts having ball finials. Made of birch, the bed head is a shaped board set into the posts. The sturdy frame has a replaced base of slats to take the mattress.