A fine and classic late William and Mary 17th century walnut bureau. The fall front opens onto an interior fitted for writing, with drawers, a central cupboard, and a sliding floor that gives access into a "well", a storage space. An old leather writing surface completes the interior. The golden walnut veneers are decorated with inlaid lines of feather banding. As is mostly the case with walnut furniture of this period, the brassware and carved bun feet are replacements.
Early walnut furniture glows at Christmas time! This William and Mary period bureau bookcase is exquisitely proportioned for any house. It is made in 2 sections. The bookcase, with 3 adjustable shelves, has bevelled glazed doors with decorative arched tops. Below is a classic bureau. The fall front, with mirror veneers and inlaid feather banding, opens to reveal a fitted interior and a faux leather writing surface. A sliding panel opens onto a "well", a slightly hidden storage space. Most of the brassware is probably 1930's vintage, but the fall escutheon and hinges are original. The bun feet are excellent replacements. This period of cabinet making was all about the decorative beauty of the wood itself, and this piece is a fine example.
A good quality Georgian walnut bureau with feather banding on bracket feet.Having three drawers with original brass handles and replacement key.Of good commercial proportions would enhance any property.
A stunning walnut centre table from the late 17th century. Made of solid walnut, the rectangular top has canted corners and a simple moulded edge. Turned legs are united by stretchers. It is pegged throughout, as expected for this period. In exceptional original condition, this medium size table has a glowing original surface. It is a fine example of the best of English vernacular furniture from the 2nd half of the 17th century. Circa 1690
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
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 stunning C18th Continental Goncalo Alves & walnut cabinet on stand, the upper part fitted 2 doors, beneath a stepped pediment fitted 1 long drawer opening to reveal an interior of fitted drawers around a central lockable cupboard with further drawers. There is also a secret compartment hidden away within the cabinet. The stand is fitted with one long drawer & supported on turned barley twist legs, stretcher & standing on ball feet.
A 17th Century Walnut, oyster Olivewood and marquetry cabinet on stand. The interior with an arrangement of moulded drawers around a central door revealing further small drawers, the inside of the principal doors with large panels of floral marquetry and decorated brass locks and bolts, the later stand fitted with three drawers, on spiral legs with stretchers.
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
A small early 18th century Walnut Kneehole Desk. The honeyed tones of the walnut is enhanced by fine herringbone inlay to the top surface and drawer fronts. The drawers, which are lined with oak, retain their original brassware. The central kneehole has a small cupboard space. It is a charming piece of furniture from the walnut period, and is in good condition, with some restorations and repairs that can be expected in such a piece. Circa 1720
Late 17th century small Walnut Writing Desk. Exceptional use of rich and decorative burr wood veneers and herringbone crossbanding follows the new style of veneered furniture that was introduced to Britain in the 2nd half of the 17th century. The natural grain and figure of the woods was used to ornament a lighter style of furniture that enhanced the new spacious brick buildings of that period.This rare desk has a fitted interior, with a hidden "well" or storage space (including a hidden drawer), and a leathered writing inset slope. 2 drawers sit above a cupboard. The flush veneered doors enclosing the cupboard retain original brass key plates and hinges (one hinge replaced with an exact casting) The bun feet, prone to wear and rot, were replaced at some time. A wonderful surface allows the glow of the burr walnut to shine. Circa 1690.
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.
Create a library in any room with this elegant revolving bookcase. Dating from the early 20th century, it is designed with great functionality, not only revolving but easily moved on its 4 porcelain casters. A simple moulded edge to the top, chamfered slats and clean lines to the inner divisions makes this a piece of antique furniture that fits any interior. It is in good original condition. Circa 1910
Late 17th century Charles ? caned armchair. This style of furniture, lighter and more decorative than the oak regional tradition of that time, was introduced to the British Isles with the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. This example in walnut is typical of the style. The caned back has a pierced and carved frame flanked by barley twist supports. A cresting rail and the front stretcher are profusely carved, and other rails have barley twist turnings. The caning, not the original, is in perfect condition. Circa 1680
An 18th century chest of drawers on bracket feet. The Georgian oak is enlivened with walnut crossbanding to the top and front surrounding the drawers. With original shaped bracket feet and brassware, this is a useful chest of drawers in lovely original condition. Circa 1750.
An early 18th century walnut and oak chest on chest. It has the warm simple elegance of this period. The drawer fronts have mirror cut walnut veneers, edged with cossbanding. A neat cornice is made up of crossgrained walnut, as are the reeded applied mouldings around the drawers. The sides are of solid oak, and the chest stands on veneered bracket feet. Brass handles are replacements, dating from about 1770. The drawers have been lined out in green fabric. With a good colour and surface, this well proportioned chest on chest is in excellent condition. Circa 1725
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
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
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.
This is a stunning antique wooden twin handled tray with the most beautiful Box Wood inlaid marquetry with a Burr Walnut base. c1900. The central scene depicts two cherubs, one leading the other in a chariot pulled by two goats. This is surrounded by scrolling arabesques depicting dragons, birds, butterflies, trailing flowers and Urns. Overall in very good condition.
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.
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 late 17th century William and Mary Candle Stand in walnut. Designed in pairs to provide even lighting to a matching dressing table or chest, these little tripod tables are exquisite. This one has a carved barley-twist stem and an octagonal top. The top has the moulded edge, decorative banding, and fine geometric inlays that would have matched the dressing table or chest of drawers. The square section feet are oak. This table has a lovely surface, and a range of dark honey/caramel tones, and has survived its great age in excellent condition. Circa 1690.
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.
A Walnut Aesthetic style revolving and adjustable Desk Chair.The chair is supported by four sturdy legs and swivels to adjust the height .It has been reupholstered in the past Overall good used condition .
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 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 small well proportioned early 18th century Lowboy/Side Table. The top, with a rounded edge, is veneered in quarters and cross banded. The front has 3 drawers, each with feather banding around the edge and brass ring handles. The shaped frieze is typical of the period and well shaped. The 4 solid walnut cabriole legs end in pad feet. The legs are later replacements to the piece, probably dating to about 1900, and are very well executed. Circa 1720.
Antique Burr Walnut Kidney Shaped Writing Table This beautiful antique writing table in burr walnut was originally supplied by the London firm of Edwards and Roberts. It still has the original label to the underside of the top.
The frieze is fitted with two mahogany lined drawers with hand cut dovetail joints and the original locks.
The table stands on well turned and carved end supports with cabriole legs, a cross stretcher and the original gilt brass and white ceramic castors.
The combination of the beautiful decorative timbers, the kidney shape and the known London supplier make this a rare and desirable table.