A fine version of the 19th century treen wool winder, commonly called a "swift". The mahogany circular base is deeply turned, from which rises a brass pole. The thin slats that make up the winding mechanism are attached to wooden rings, and rises up and down the pole. They are wood stained to match the mahogany base and finial. This is an elegant example of an antique swift, in excellent original condition.
Late 17th/early 18th century country oak gateleg table. With a fixed centre and 2 hinged folding leaves, it is a versatile piece of furniture. The rectangular top shows off the beauty of the antique oak, and is in superb condition. The table is sturdy and in original condition, with the exception of later Victorian knobs on the 2 drawers. It is a fine piece of antique vernacular country oak furniture. Circa 1700
A quality 19th century mahogany scoreboard for the multi-player team game of Life Pool. It was made by Burroughes & Watts, London, who produced games tables and accoutrements for Billiards, Snooker and Life Pool from 1836. This board is in fine working order and condition, with 2 rolling scorers and a central slate chalk board. In the sliding score panels, 3 of the "stars" are missing, but the original quality and a good life makes this antique wall mounted scoreboard a little special. Circa 1890
A beatuiful mid-Victorian bird's eye work table, made from Maple on a trestle support and finely detailed legs. With two drawers this makes an ideal writing table, one drawer to store papers and files, and the other to store inkwells and smaller work/stationary items, some of which can be hidden away. Great condition.
A good antique Life Pool Scoreboard in mahogany. The printed labels are in excellent condition. Ivory and mother of pearl buttons, and ebony inlaid stars on sliding panels are all intact. The makers label on the pediment is E. Calvert, 104 Boro, London SE. Circa1880.
A rare late 19th century height measure. Made of mahogany, the stick is faced with boxwood on 2 sides, one side inscribed in inches, the other with metric measurements. In 1896 the British Parliament passed the Weights and Measures (Metric System) Act which legalised metric units for all purposes, at a time when over 40% of British exports were to metricated countries. This treen measure has a sliding arm, connected with brass and finished with a carved hand hold. Small brass plates strengthen the base of the measuring stick. An interesting piece of history, in excellent condition. Circa 1900
A pair of quality two branch Ormolu Roccoco Style Candleabra of These would enhance any piece of furniture or mantelpiece .Good condition however both have drill holes where they may have been converted to electricity at a time gone by.
An unusual and rare Victorian Juice Extractor in good original condition.The silver plate is all intact and the extractor works well through twist comresision on top handle extracting juice through wooden strainers , one of the strainers has a slight split but this no way detracts from this wonderful
A handsome mid 19th century Windsor Armchair with a crinoline stretcher. The robust design and substantial seat comes from the Yorkshire area. It is made of ash and elm woods. The high splat back, beautifully grained elm wood, is shaped and fret cut with 3 fir tree motifs. The sturdy construction and a good life has left it in superb original condition. A fracture in the back hoop (shown in a photograph) has been fully and securely repaired. A lovely country antique armchair that will be provide comfortable seating for another 2 centuries or more! Circa 1860
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!
19th century circular turned Solitaire Board. Made of mahogany, it comes complete with marbles(modern), and stands on 3 original button feet. The board is also marked and painted for another game called Fox and Geese. It is in very good condition. Circa 1890
A 19th century turned wood truncheon. It is probably made from ashwood, with the handle displaying the fine graining of the wood. The main staff is painted black, with the emblem/arms of the enforcement group to which it belonged painted in red and gold at the tip.
A fine Victorian wooden truncheon, turned from boxwood or fruitwood. The painted decoration includes a quartered heraldic shield and a crown. There is a lovely tactile feel and patina to the ring turned handle. General wear to the surface is expected, but the truncheon is in very good order.
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.
Amusing late Victorian hand coloured etching by Frank Palon. The central main picture shows a game of golf at "ROYAL AND ANCIENT (ST ANDREWS 1798)". Surrounding it are a series of delicately coloured funny sketches. The original frame, black and gold, has suffered the knocks of age, and the print paper also has a gentle peppering of age spots and area of shadowing. Well executed etching and good colour, this little print is a nice mixture of sport and humour!
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 sumptuous large Victorian 3-fold screen. The decoupage on the panels is of exceptional quality, carefully chosen and assembled with great artistry. Unusually, the screen is decorated on both sides, one side in vivid colour and the other in black and white both sides are treated with the same attention to detail and artistry. The panels are framed with a gold edging. They sit within a substantial black ebonised wooden frame. The hingeing mechanism which allows the individual panels to move and fold in a 360 degree plane is ingenious. A 2-3 small replacement patches have been made, otherwise the whole screen is in exceptional fine condition, and is a wonderful picture of Victorian life and artistry.
Finely turned Victorian Treen medicine/Chemist bottle holder. Made of boxwood, with an excellent screw thread, the top is finished with a small nipple. Snugly fitted inside is a glass stoppered bottle, probably the original bottle. One fine crack can be seen on the main body, but it has not opened or extended through to the inside. Circa 1850
19th century and later cast iron exterior lamp. The main bracket, with bold scrollwork, is Victorian, and originally held a gas light which was replaced about 1970 with an electric lamp. The large bracket fixes to a corner wall position. Circa 1880/1970
Late 19th century floor standing plant stand. The painted wire work forms an oval basket on a light delicate base with scrolled feet. Despite the fine construction, the condition of the planter is very good, the close up of the basket edge shows the only minor break in the wire. Circa 1890
This pair of chairs came from one of the furniture makers that fed the vogue for Japanese-style bamboo furniture in the late 19th century. Due to their lightness, not many pieces have survived, so a pair of chairs in such good condition is quite rare. They are re-upholstered in a fabric that is sympathetic to the period and style. Circa 1890
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.
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"
A fine early Victorian large papier mache Tray on a later stand. The tray has a moulded edge with deep sloping sides. In classic black lacquer, it is decorated with gilded vine leaves and other floral motifs. The overall condition of the tray is very good. In the early 20th century a wooden stand was made for it, elegant and with a simple folding action, finished in black with a fine gold line. Circa 1860
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
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
Mid 19th century pair of telescopic candlesticks. Fine quality Sheffield silver plate on copper, embellished with bands of moulded foliate decoration. The copper is just beginning to "bleed" through, giving a lovely warmth to the brightness of the silver. They are in good condition for their age. One of the removable sconces won't be moved as it is unnecessary to its use, we have not forced it. The circular bases are finished with green baize. Circa 1860
19th century garden/park bench, the iron strapwork used to great effect in creating a comfortable seat. With a gently curved seat and back, and scrolled arm ends, it is an elegant model of the Victorian outdoor bench. It has been indoors for much of its life, as it is in remarkably good condition the painted surface can either be enjoyed with its slight deterioration or re-painted. Circa 1890.
Store your favourite snooker cues in this fine quality mahogany wall cabinet. Dating from the late 19th century, it has 5 numbered individually locking compartments (no keys!) Clean smart lines throughout, finished with a neat cornice and base mould, great original condition. When snooker buddies visit your Games Room, they know exactly where their cue is! Circa 1880.
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
A delicate Gold Half Soverigne which dates back to 1899 and is in great condition. This coin pictures, on one side, St George slaying the Dragon; on the other side, the head of an Older Queen Victoria, which is often referred to as the 'Old Head'. A portrait that depicts Victoria mourning for the late Prince Albert.
A 19th century treen Bottle Holder. Finely turned from boxwood, it has a good undisturbed deep patina and colour. There is a natural crack from the base. These containers generally held doctors glass medicine bottles. Circa 1880
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
Victorian revolving adjustable artist/work stool. The circular seat is set upon a tripod base with a beautifully carved wooden screw mechanism. Made of ash and beech, it is substantial and firm. One leg retains its early paint finish. A section of the under seat roundel is missing, otherwise the stool is in good condition. Circa 1850
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.
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 handsome pair of Victorian floor standing shop Tea Tins. The japanned metal containers are black with gold banding and large gold labels, of Chinese script, to the front. Mahogany hinged lids are partly flat and partly sloping. The sloping lids, finished with a nice moulded edge, has indented marks, probably from use of a metal scoop for dispensing the loose tea. There is typical scratching to the metal surfaces, but overall the tea tins are in surprisingly good condition. Circa 1880
Perfect for a calm moment amidst Christmas festivities is this pretty Victorian boxwood Solitaire Game. With fine turnings and standing on 3 small bun feet, it is fitted for play with modern marbles. Circa 1880
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.
This large interesting 19th century embroidery shows a large exotic bird sitting on a branch amongst flowers. Fine Berlin woolwork is enhanced by a form of stumpwork for the bird and flowers, creating raised 3-dimensional images with a soft cut pile. The colours are still strong, and the embroidery has been set into a maple frame. Circa 1880
A good example of Victorian Treen, this Glove Powderer would have been an essential item for the affluent 19th century person. Beautifully turned from boxwood, it unscrews into 3 sections. It is in excellent condition with a good surface and colour. Probably a gift, inside the domed middle section is an inscription, initials and the date August 11th 1870.
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.
Fine satinwood furniture from the Georgian period continued to be made by the best furniture makers of the Victorian era. This beautiful upholstered seat is such a piece. The double lyre carved back is painted in a classical manner, with a greek/Roman helmet, grapes and foliage. Floral wreaths continue the decoration on the back, arms and legs. The painted surface is in superb condition, as is the structure of the chair. It is re-upholstered and ready to add a touch of elegance to any room. Circa 1860
Find peaceful moments this festive season with a classic Victorian game of Solitaire. This large beautifully turned mahogany board is also marked out for the partner game of Fox and Geese. It comes with a mixed collection of marbles. Circa 1870.
A good Victorian wirework planter. Sturdy and well made, it has the unusual feature whereby the galleried basket is removable from the base the 2 parts slotting securely together and held with a cleverly designed wirework clip. It is in very good condition, with no breaks to the wire. Circa1890
Bagatelle is a game similar to billiards, and has been played in pubs and homes in the UK for over 2 centuries. Played on a long narrow board from one end, it needed little space. In the 19th century many boards were made that folded away for storage, such as this example. The case of this bagatelle game is well made of mahogany. The interior is in original condition, with a little wear to the baize at the centre where the board folds. as it is designed to be placed upon a table, the base is covered with hessian. This game is displayed on, and comes with, an old faux bamboo folding table. The balls included (8 red and 1 white) are not guaranteed to be the correct balls for the game. Circa 1880.
A late 19th century Hat and Coat Stand, made from tubular brass. The 4 hooks and arched base are attached with decorative rivets and bolts. The centre column has a bronze finish, the rest accented with hand polished brass. Where an old surface has built up, this has been left undisturbed, as this old surface is easier to maintain. Circa 1900
Victorian Glass Obelisk, with bevelled sides. It is cut and painted on the back to magically create the image of an urn with flowering plants. A beautiful use of crystal glass in a decorative object, this obelisk is in good condition, the only damage occurring to the corners of the integral base. Circa 1880
19th century 2-compartment Tea Caddy in mahogany. The top has a geometric line inlay, and the softly rounded edges are of rosewood. The lid is lined with original embossed paper. It is in excellent condition. Circa 1880
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
A finely turned Victorian treen solitaire board game. It has been marked out for the ancient partner game of Fox and Geese, although the markings are now rubbed with age. The marbles are contained in a screw-held pivotting container, which also acts as the base. Circa 1880
Circular Victorian board game of Solitaire, turned from mahogany. It is marked out for the partner game of Fox and Geese, and stands on 3 small wooden feet. Included is a set of modern glass marbles. Circa 1880
A small late 19th century cast iron stick and umbrella stand. Fine, crisp casting and the use of classical motifs gives this stand a timeless quality. It has a removable drip tray and a footed plinth. Circa 1890
A finely turned piece of mid 19th century treen, this Cotton Reel Stand is made of yew wood. The nature of yew, dense and smooth, is exemplified in this stand, with a great surface and warm colour. The base is stamped with the name "G. NEALE". Two of the metal cotton reel holders have been replaced.
An unusual late Victorian Games Box in the form of a Snooker Table. The baized top opens to reveal storage for playing cards etc. Fine brass fitments around the top once held nets at the ball pockets sadly, they did not survive, but could be replaced with care and ingenuity. A rare little box! Circa 1900
19th century floor standing shop tin, painted green with gold decoration. The front shows a scene with 3 oriental figures, a man (possibly a shop keeper) standing behind a similar tin, a woman looking at something in a bowl (tea, coffee, grain?) The flat top has a hinged folding lid. The condition generally good, no dents or rusting, but it does show wear as expected, scratches and some marking to the top. One side, painted black, is very marked with scratches and rubbing. Circa 1870
This is a stunning and rare Antique Victorian Mahogany Twin Pedestal Fall Front Desk with raised cabinet section enclosing adjustable shelves, four small drawers with pen box and fall front leather topped writing surface with Chubb Locks. The locking system on this desk is quite unique and rare. The single lock when closed fully locks the whole desk so all the lower drawers, the side cupboards and the fall front are all locked. The whole pieces is made from superb quality Mahogany including all the drawer linings and has an inlay with the initials CL or LC and dated 1878. Measurements are as follows; 57" inches widest x 29" inches deepest x 56.25" inches highest. Desk height is 30" inches. Raised section measures 26.5" inches from the desk x 12.75" inches deep. The fall front writing surface measures 27" inches wide x 22" inches deep. Overall condition is very good and original. Shows no signs of restoration or non original parts. Has usual wear and tear commensurate with age and use. Very clean and ready to use. Top section lifts off and the top unscrews from the twin pedestals thus making it easy to transport and install. Collection is welcome from WR8 Worcestershire or I can arrange delivery anywhere in the UK just email me your postcode for a quote, thank you.
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
This is a Fabulous Antique Victorian Walnut Naval Campaign type Twin Pedestal Kneehole Desk. Measures 49" inches wide x 21.5" inches deep x 30 " inches high. Condition is good and very usable. Does have one lock missing and wear and tear commensurate with age and use. Please view photos.
Mid 19th century treen Bottle Holder. Turned from choice boxwood, the top screws into the main container to hold the glass bottle securely. The top, raised to take the stoppered bottles of that time, has a flat top with an overhanging moulded rim. In excellent condition, with no splits, and having a lovely colour and surface. Circa 1850.
This is a superb and rare Victorian Porcelain Phrenology Head Inkwell by Frederick Bridges c1850. Measures 15cm high x 7.5cm wide x 8.5cm deep. Condition is very good and commensurate with age and use with just a couple of small abrasions.
Mid 19th century Lions Paw Door Porter. This classic design, often seen made of brass, is here executed in cast iron with superb crisp detail. The handle is a simple iron loop, functional yet elegant. This is a fine door stop, in great original condition. Circa 1850.
Hat and Coat Stand of tubular brass, standing on 4 arched legs. The legs and hooks are decoratively bolted to the main pole. The modern and functional design is that of the Arts and Craft movement. The brass surface is good generally, and very clean. The stand has not been over polished, so that the natural surface will wear well and not require cleaning with metal polish. The base has spotting to the surface which we have left as part of its age. Circa 1890.
A rare chance to enjoy the Victorian park/garden bench with this sturdy, well preserved example. The scrolled metal frame is in excellent condition. The wooden slats are all replaced, following the identical design of the original slats. Painted green, this is an iconic reminder of summer, an enhancement to any open space.
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.
An excellent example of an original mid Victorian cylinder pot cupboard / bed side cabinet in satin birch with a full marble top. Good condition for age with the usual marks associated with a piece of this period. It even has the original handle.
Three rare labled green ribbed Victorian Apothecary Bottles with original stoppers and lables.
Condition : The Arsenic lable has a section missing on the left hand side and the cocain stopper is stuck in.
Any questions, please ask.
A handsome Mid Victorian Wellington Chest with a lovely burr walnut finish.It comes with seven drawers and original ebony handles.In restored condition a nice piece of furniture to enhance any propert.
Here we have a Victorian Mahogany, Inlaid ,Rosewood And Glazed Cabinet.The cabinet having a single drawer ,base glazed door and top mirrored shelf.It comes in good condition and is on original castors for easy movement.
An unusual Victorian Mahogany and Inlaid Writing Desk with leather desk top two top drawers and cupboard over a single two handle drawer.Under the drawer is a metal lined celleret.On turned legs this neat desk is both practiicle and space saving.(you can hide your bottle under the drawer while pretending to work)
A Late Victorian Walnut And Glazed Globe Wernicke Three tier Bookcase with base drawer and mother of pearl and brass handles.this item is in very good condition and separates into five sections for easy transportation.a great looking item that would enhance any room.
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.
A Late Victorian Mahogany Twin Pedastal Writing Desk with leather top.This desk is in good condition consummate with age the leather top has had wear but with no rips ,tears or rings..Arranged as a bank of four drawers with larger central drawer it also has a good size knee hole.The desk comes in one complete piece but I easily secured it in the back of my Volkswagen Passat Estate car for shipment.
A lovely mid Victorian walnut Library Table or Desk.comes in good condition with two drawers and two false drawers.On two turned balustrade legs flanked by two ornate legs with castors.A very useful and practiccle piece of furniture.
A Quality Victorian Pier Cabinet in walnut veneers with string inlays and gilt fitments.This Cabinet comes in original good condition with three shelves a most useful cabinet for displaying both ornaments, trinkets or books.This item has a key (keep out the kids).
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 Georgian Bow Front mahogany two over two chest of drawers with replacement oval Victorian brass handles.This chest is in general good condition for its age with general wear consummate with the period very useful deep drawers and a good commercial size this chest could fit it most rooms of any house.