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.
A fine quality mid Georgian Dumb Waiter. 18th century mahogany, dense and richly coloured, was the perfect wood for this classic piece of furniture. Three circular tiers, united by turned columns, and supported by a tripod base, made tea and informal supper an elegant part of wealthy Georgian life. The 2 lower tiers revolve, the axis being a steel rod which firmly holds the table together. It is easily dismantled, therefore possibly made to be portable. Originally with casters, these are now missing. The condition is excellent, with a fine waxed surface and a rich mahogany colour. Circa 1770.
A bold mid 19th century country house wall mirror. The large wooden frame is deeply carved with acanthus leaves and scrolls, then gessoed and gilded. As the gilding is the original surface, there is wear and rubbing throughout. The panelled back is also original. The large mirror is replaced, therefore in perfect condition. A handsome and spectacular mirror to enhance a room. Circa 1840
Early 19th century hoop back Windsor side chair. The best quality country chairs of this period were often made of yew wood with elm seats, as this chair is. The bentwood hooped back frames a central finely shaped back splat, incorporating a Prince of Wales feather as a decorative motif. The thin elegantly shaped seat is accented with a scribed edge line. The crinoline stretcher below (more often a feature in armchairs) is also made of yew wood. This fine country chair is in superb original condition, with a glow that only antique yew and ash woods attain. Circa 1820
The teapoy was a piece of small furniture, developed in the 18th century to house and lock away a popular and expensive commodity: tea. In form, they were like an over-sized tea caddy on a base. This mahogany teapoy dates from the early 19th century. With 8 sides, it sits neatly on 4 finely turned legs that end in small brass castors. The top, veneered and cross grained, opens onto the fitted interior with 2 removable caddies and 2 tin lined compartments. Brass lions head handles are replacements. The condition is very good throughout please note slight cracking to the veneer on the top, a small section of the reeded bottom edge, front left side, restored, and a knock to the wood on the back. This teapoy is of superb quality with a rich colour and patina. Circa 1820
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 rare small table Cabinet/Box from the early 18th century. Made of oak, it has an upper compartment with a door, over a single moulded fronted drawer. The door has its original iron butterfly hinges and wooden catch. The brass handles are also probably original. In fine condition, this cabinet has always held precious items, and in turn has been cared for. Circa 1730
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
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
18th century oak lowboy, or three-drawer side table. The 2 plank top and the drawers are crossbanded with fruitwood. Simple ogee-shaped sides, and more elaborate shaping to the kneehole front, flow into the square-section cabriole legs. In fine condition, with a good waxed surface and colour, this is an excellent early Georgian country house table. Circa 1730
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.
A pretty pair of 19th century French trestle end benches. Made from cherrywood, they are smooth, with a great waxed surface. The trestle ends are shaped. Well constructed, the benches are sturdy and glow with the honey tones of antique cherrywood. Circa 1880
A beautiful Georgian longcase 8 day clock that also has a rare clock face, which represents the four seasons. In great condition, this case can be opened and locked with ease using the key included, the clock face can also be opened up. The details in the woodwork makes for a very regal, authentic clock that is representative of its era. Fully working.
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
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.
Four hole sandwiched block in mahogany and beech woods. 25.5cm x 18cm x 9cm £85
Small dark mahogany 15cm x 18cm x 7.5cm £85
Single golden mahogany 18cm x 18cm 385
5 hole teak in dry condition £135
These were in shops before the days of cash registers. They make wonderful desk tidies for all of those office bits and pieces, or as somewhere to keep you keys and loose change.
This is a superb Royal Worcester porcelain horse figure of 'Shetland Pony' beautifully modelled by Bernard Winskill in a limited Edition of 500. This is number 99 and dates to c1976. Measures 27cm long x 22cm tall and is in perfect condition complete with wooden base and certificate.
This is a superb Royal Worcester porcelain horse figure of 'Appaloosa Stallion' Imbodens Driftwood Bob beautifully modelled by Doris Lindner in a limited Edition of 750. This is number 511 and dates to c1968. Measures 30cm long x 27cm tall and is in perfect condition complete with wooden base and certificate.
This is a superb Royal Worcester porcelain horse figure of 'Nijinsky' beautifully modelled by Doris Lindner in a limited Edition of 500. This is number 476 and dates to c1971. Complete with wooden base and certificate. Measures 27cm long x 28cm tall and is in perfect condition.
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
This small late Georgian Oak Chest of Drawers has two short drawers above two long. The drawers have bone escutcheons and original wooden knobs. There is reeded moulding around the top edge and it stands on swept feet with a shaped apron.
A good quality country made Chest of Drawers in Ashwood. These ashwood chests were often from the Herefordshire - Welsh Border Area, where ashwood is plentiful. It has two short drawers above three long graduated drawers. It also has its original wooden knobs and is sat on bracket feet. circa 1830/40.
Royal Worcester figure of Lt Col H.M. Llewellyn C.B.E. on Foxhunter RW3678 by Doris Lindner. Ltd Edition of 500 this is number 433 and is complete with its wooden base and certificate. Condition is perfect.
19th century money box, probably made for a child, turned from boxwood. It is in the form of a crenelated turret. The inner lid, with the coin slot, unscrews to open the box. It is in lovely condition, with its original surface.
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.
18th century single compartment mahogany Cheese Coaster. This boat shaped piece of table treen was designed to hold a round of cheese and pushed up and down the dining table. A small degree of cracking to the bent wood of the interior is not unusual, but the general condition of this piece is excellent, with original brass casters. Circa 1780
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.
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.
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
19th century mahogany writing slope/box of great quality. The gilded brass bands, corners and side handles are finely made, inset and flush with the surface of the wood. Opening the box reveals a blue velvet writing slope that conceals space for stationary. On one side a removable inner tray can be lifted out, and a secret spring catch used to reveal a set of little drawers. Silver-plated topped ink bottles, pen tray and compartments for letter writing accoutrements complete the interior. The box has a Bramah lock but no key. A fine box, it was made for travelling, for someone wealthy, possibly military. It has been well used, with wear and minor scratching tp the brass, but obviously travelled in a case, as the condition and surface is exemplary. Circa 1870
An early 19th century Mahogany Chest of Drawers. Solid fine quality mahogany is used in a restrained manner that allows the wood to speak for itself. The top, with a moulded edge, sits above 4 graduated drawers, which are finished with cockbeading. The drawer linings are oak. The handles have been changed, probably later in the 19th century, to the present turned mahogany knobs. This small and well proportioned chest is completed by high stylish shaped feet. Clean, solid, with an excellent waxed surface, this late Georgian chest of drawers is a classic piece of antique furniture. Circa 1820
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.
This Toy Train is guaranteed to light up Christmas for a lucky child. Its perfection is in the simplicity. Red painted wood, with fine line decoration, it runs on rubber wheels. It is coupled to a cargo truck, and dates to about 1920-30, but is still in excellent running order!
A charming antique country stool. The oval top, with a cut out hand hold, is made from a grained piece of wood that has worn to an interesting decorative surface. A carved frieze and turned tapered legs gives it a timeless feel, along with the neat square peg construction. The wood is probably ash. A seat or a table, this pretty stool is in perfect and original condition.
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 complete set of driveway country house gates from the early 20th century. Constructed from the finest quality wood in a sturdy design, they are still in superb condition. Both the main gate and the side gate retain their hinges, catches and iron post fixings.
Enjoy a socially distanced Christmas this year with this fabulous extending French Farmhhouse Table. The main table is made of cherrywood, glowing with warm honey tones. In this closed state, the table seats 6, and is 2 metres in length. However, by simply withdrawing either one or both ends, the table extends until it has doubled in length. The extending leaves are made of chestnut. This mid 19th century table is in exceptional condition, with a clean waxed surface, and will impart cheer to any festive occasion. Circa 1840
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 small example has an incised stamp on the lid: SAVORY & MOORE LONDON, for the well known chemists that operated throughout the 19th century. The condition is very good, with only a small surface disturbance at a point in the wood grain. Circa 1860
A 19th century Treen Bottle Holder. Made of boxwood, the top is stamped JONES PARIS 23 BLV DES CAPUCINES (end of the last word is indistinct, but this is the address of a well known English perfumer, T Jones, who opened a shop in Paris) In good condition, it has just a small scar on the top. Circa 1880
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
A matched set of 6 country spindle back chairs from the 1st half of the 19th century. They are typical of the chairs produced in the Lancashire/Cheshire region of the UK, with turned front legs and a bold front stretcher. They are made of ash and alder wood, with rush seats. As a matched set, there are small variations in each chair. Circa 1820
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
This mid 19th century lidded container is a handsome piece of table Treen. Turned from a country wood such as apple, it is formed to look like a barrel.The traditional hoops are defined by black paint. Age has made the opening slightly oval, so that the lid sits on the ridge but is no longer tight. A rich patina and fine condition makes this a great piece for a Treen collection. Circa 1850
A mid 20th century Globe Drinks Cabinet in fine condition. The 50cm globe opens to reveal an interior fitted out for bottles, glasses and ice. The bar revolves fully. The globe is papered with a copy of a 1578 Italian map, beautifully hand drawn. The interior of the lid is a brilliance of Classical scenes. The fine quality wooden turned stand gives this cabinet a rich antique appearance. The Globe and platform are made of an early plastic with a black and gold brushed finish. Missing only the inner liner for the ice bucket, this Globe Cabinet is in lovely, gently aged condition.Circa 1960
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 superb set of 6 giltwood dining chairs from the late 18th century. Reputed to have come from Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, via a Sotheby's sale in the second half of the 20th century, the chairs are in wonderful condition. The frames are carved in the Classical style with vine leaves, grapes, flowers, and friezes, all finished with gesso, gilding and paint. Even the back legs are carved and gilded, a sign of the finest quality. The sprung seats and backs are upholstered, and provide very comfortable seating. Despite their age, they are sturdy and firm, and have obviously had a very good life. Circa 1790
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.
Edwardian Drum on Stand. The wooden painted drum has brass sides. It is stamped "Hawkes & Son Makers London". It sits on a gold/brass coloured metal stand that collapses for easy portability. The drum has intact skins, but is an antique and therefore in "as found" condition as regards its usage. Circa 1910.
The joy of Christmas is in a child's rocking horse. This mid century wooden horse was made by the company of J Collinson & Son, who made these dapple grey horses (after a visit by Queen Victoria in 1851, during which she rode a dapple grey, they stopped making other colours and just made the greys in honour of the Queen) This horse is largely unrestored. The surface is original, with cracks and rubbing. The saddle is partly replaced, reins and halter missing, and the mane is cut short. The stand is in good condition. It could be restored, but has an aged charm in its present condition. Circa 1950
Mid 19th century Miniature Chest of Drawers. Beautiful figured mahogany, very much in vogue at that time, is used to enrich the front, top and base. The 3 graduated drawers are finely dovetailed, and retain their original brass escutcheons and wooden knobs, all in proportion for the chest. One of the knobs is an old replacement and the rest of the chest is in fine original condition, with a rich mahogany colour. Circa 1840
The resilience of oak that is over 300 years old is exemplified in this small side table. Delicate yet robust, it is in superb original condition with great patina. Pegged and nailed, it has a moulded edge to the 2 plank top, and its original hand carved wooden knob to the drawer. Circa 1700
With a width of just 2ft 5ins (74 cm), this early 19th century Chest of Drawers is almost a miniature. A classic bow front, it sits high on its slightly splayed integral feet. Flame mahogany veneers light up the front. The 3 drawers are lined with mahogany, a good sign of quality, and retain their original turned wooden handles and brass key escutcheons. In original condition throughout, an unusual size and great colour, a charming and useful chest of drawers. Circa 1820
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
A handsome late 18th century cellaret, raised on brass paw feet. Made of solid rosewood, the hexagonal sides are emphasized by inlaid brass banding. The interior is fully fitted to take 12 or more bottles. The original brass hinges are of exceptional quality. The cellaret is raised upon 3 lions paw feet, which are not original but are beautiful castings from about 1820. Quality, condition and size makes this a great furnishing piece for the smart country house style. Circa 1800
A good set of Staunton type Chess pieces. Weighted and having felted bases, they are a classic set. The black pieces are ebonised. The black king has a minor chip to the finial, otherwise the condition is excellent, and all held in their wooden box with sliding lid. Circa 1950
Early 19th century French Cherrywood Dining Table. Tapered legs, a high frieze with shaped brackets, and a clean top with 5 planks that fit together closely, all make this an elegant table. it comfortably seats 6, but can seat 8. It has a good waxed surface and a deep honey colour. Circa 1820
A charming mid 19th century Child's Stool. Made from ash wood, the 4 legs are finely and decoratively turned. The wear of 2 legs attest to the stool having been well used, but this little stool has survived in superb condition, with a lovely surface and colour. Circa 1840
his early 20th century Dolls House has the unusual added feature of being portable, collapsing neatly into a flat package for moving house! Made of wood, with opening windows and doors, the front opens to reveal original wallpaper in 4 rooms. The back retains electric switches from the 1920's/1930's when it was wired for electricity. Presently unfurnished. Circa 1930
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
Mid 19th century square piano. The black and gold name label reads: "Patent COLLARD & COLLARD, late Clementi, Collard & Collard LONDON". The mahogany case is in fine condition, with a crossbanded top and a decorative rosewood surround above the keys . The 4 turned baluster legs, with castors, unscrew for extra portability. The piano movement obviously needs tuning and possible re-furbishment the damp peddle works. The complete top is removable. It is a superb living room piano from the best makers of the period. Circa 1840.
An interesting and unusual antique half round conical wall column. Probably from the 19th century construction industry, it is a wooden mold for an architectural or other feature. Finely constructed of an American wood, in sections, and painted black, it now makes a great wall bracket/shelf, to display a piece of art or a beautiful plant. 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
Early 18th century panelled back Oak Wainscot Armchair of substantial proportions. The high back has a boldly shaped top rail. Pegged construction throughout keeps this heavy antique chair in firm sturdy condition. An interesting under seat strengthening, with a wooden lath and metal bracket, appears original. The feet have been built up to the lower rails, otherwise the condition is original, with an excellent waxed patina. Circa 1720
A fine quality bentwood Hat and Coat from the early 20th century. Beautifully made with the expertise that the Thonet company perfected in the 19th century, the exquisitely curled branches and decoration has survived in perfect condition. There is no label on this stand, and there were other companies making bentwood furniture at that time, but this stand is probably from one of the main producers, Thonet, Kohn or Mundus, or possibly all three when, in 1923, for a while they merged to form a single company. Circa 1920
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
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 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
Early 19th century French fruitwood Farmhouse Table. A superb table seating 8-10, it has a 2 plank top that is finished with edging strips. A single useful drawer is at one end, and a sliding concealed breadboard at the other end. The legs are elegantly tapered. Pegged construction throughout is typical of the period. The table is in fine original condition, with a deep golden colour. Circa 1830
Mid 19th century country dining table, seating 6. Beautifully made and in exceptional condition, it has a single drawer at one end and a bread board withdraws at the other end, usefully extending the table. The French cherrywood has dark honey tones with a superb waxed surface. The turned legs are a fine example of the turners artistry and help to make this small dining table rather special. Circa 1850
An early 20th century floor standing bentwood hat and coat stand. This is in the more rare half round version, standing flat against a wall. A strong design, balanced and on an effective triform base, allows it to stand freely. The ebonised finish is in very good order. This coat stand may be from the well known bentwood makers, Thonet, but has no label to confirm this. Circa 1910
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
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
A gift to be treasured by any chess player, this Chess Set is a classic Staunton. Turned in boxwood and ebony, the pieces are weighted and finished with green baize on the bases. A small set, they are nicely portable in their box. Condition is good, just some damage to the lower part of the white king (see photographs). Circa 1930s.
Unusual vintage model of a Horse's Stable. The wooden barn has opening doors to side sections, and a movable central section fitted with hay feeders and hitching posts. Papering the floors are original 1950's printed papers. The pitched roof is similarly papered. central on the roof is a clock/bell tower. Great attention to detail throughout and good condition, just waiting for some 4-legged friends to move in. Circa 1950.
Mid 19th century table String Barrel. Turned from boxwood, it retains fine crisp edges and scribed line decoration. The metal cutting blade is in exceptional condition. With a good clear surface and colour, this string box is a fine quality piece of antique treenware in superb condition. Circa 1850.
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
This antique boxed Croquet Game is a reminder of the history of the sport in England. Before Wimbledon became the home of tennis, until 1877,for nearly a decade, the grounds were known as The All England Croquet Club. This early 20th century boxed set is called The Wimbledon, and came from the Sports Dept of The Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Co Ltd of Birmingham. The fitted box, with carrying handles, contains 4 quality mallets, the boxwood heads stamped with the makers name, F H AYRES LTD, LONDON. 4 wooden balls, 2 banded posts, 8 iron hoops and 8 small marker pegs, complete the game. 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
Late 19th century folding steamer deck chair. The good quality mahogany frame, with scrolled arms, has a strong and stylish design. The sloping back and seat, shaped to give comfortable rest, retain their original caning in fine condition. With a lovely golden colour, this steamer chair speaks of summer elegance. It is in exceptional condition for its age, the only damage being a piece of missing wood at the top back of the head rail. Circa 1890
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
This charming little stool was a staple of 19th century country life. With turned legs of ash wood, and round elm top, it would have been a useful and portable seat for children, visitors in the small space of a cottage, workers in the growing industries of the 19th century, etc. This stool has survived in lovely original condition, standing high on its feet. It has a good patina and colour, whilst showing the beauty of the wood grain. Circa 1860
An excellent matched set of early 19th century ladderback chairs, 10 single chairs and 2 armchairs. The chairs have the typical features of the Lancashire region, the "wavy" line ladders set into turned side posts that end in nipple tops, turned front legs with round slightly domed tops and a single ring turning below. Made of ash wood, with rushed seats. Measurements are approximate, as the individual chairs have aged with variations over 200 years of use. They are all firm, with good natural colour and patina.
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.
Travelling circus trunk, red painted metal on a wooden carcase. The interior is lined with circus posters, a lovely surprise when the trunk is opened. With a flat top, this is a great trunk to bring some cheerful decor to a room. Circa 1870
A fine late 18th century small roll top writing desk in mahogany. The stunning satinwood interior is fitted with pidgeon holes (the small drawers seen at the back are dummy drawers). The full writing surface slides out, and the leather inset writing pad (possibly the original leather) can be raised on a ratchet. Below are 2 useful drawers with brass knob handles. The 4 tapered legs are raised on fine brass casters. Restrained Georgian design, warm but light colour, and excellent cared for surface, and wonderful originality, makes elegant desk a perennial delight. Circa 1780
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 19th century pier glasses with candle sconces. The shaped wooden frame holds decoratively bevelled and cut mirrors, the edge with a pressed brass trim. The brass branching sconces take standard candles. These antique mirrors are of very good quality, and the original glass is generally in good condition. One of the mirrors has suffered some damage to the silvering of the glass in 2 areas, as shown in the photographs. There are signs of a conversion to electricity (holes in the brass sconces), but they are now returned to holding candles. Circa 1880
A fine mid 19th century French Cherrywood Farmhouse Table. The superb planked top is located on the base, sitting above 2 extending leaves. The leaves, framed with cherrywood and with chestnut centre panels, are held on long lopers. When fully extended they are surprisingly firm, strong and rigid, becoming perfect extensions of the main table, not simply serving boards like most extensions. Either 1 or both leaves can be extended. With a single oak lined drawer, beautifully turned legs and the honeyed tones of antique cherrywood, this is an unusual and useful table for entertaining. It is completely original, with a lovely waxed surface. Circa 1840.
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.
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
A superb pair of 19th century low hoop back Windsor armchairs with unusually higher seats. Made of yew wood, with elm seats, the hoop backs frame a gothic tracery design. An inscribed line lends simple decoration to the hoop and also the seat. Below are fine turned legs united by a crinoline stretcher. They are in exemplary original condition, cared for, with the warm glow of yew wood. Built for longer legs than the average 19th century person, these chairs are perfect seating for the modern man. 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.
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.
A fully working set of floor standing scales from the esteemed firm of W & T. Avery Ltd, Birmingham. Primarily made of oak, with a boxwood scale and fine brass fittings, it has its original weights. In the base, a small lidded compartment holds an adjustment key. By the end of the 19th century, Avery had become specialists in weighing machines, using the skill and expertise of the industrial manufacturing industry. The quality of these working scales for measuring the human body is clearly to be seen.Circa 1910
Pair of early 19th century hoop back Windsor side chairs. The best quality country chairs of this period were often made of yew wood with elm seats, such as this pair. They are finely made. The thin elegantly shaped seats are accented with a scribed edge line. Crinoline stretchers below (more often a feature in armchairs) are also of yew. The central shaped back splat has the Prince of Wales' feathers as a decorative motif. These chairs have cared for, being in lovely original condition with a clean surface and deep honey tones. Circa 1810
A pair of mid 20th century upholstered wing armchairs. The sturdy frame of beechwood is fashioned with shapely wings and curves to the back. The chairs have been re-upholstered in brown corduroy, with feather filled seat cushions. They can be sold separately. Circa 1930s
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.
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
Treen tells the stories of peoples lives,and this table Fire Screen is no exception. A roaring winter fire, an elegant woman, relaxing after Christmas dinner, turns the screen (a gift, perhaps?) to protect her face from the heat. This beautifully made screen has survived in wonderful condition. Made of rosewood, with its original tapestry, the screen pivots and moves up and down the turned pole. Circa 1840.
An early 20th century wooden expanding Book Rest. The folding ends are decorated in a late Art Nouveau manner, with panels of pressed copper in a sunflower design. Brass nail heads form the centre of the flowers. The base has fine copper stringing inlaid into the wood. Continental, probably French. Circa 1920.
This stunning piece of early 19th century treen is a table Tobacco Jar in the form of a barrel. It is finely turned, probably laburnum wood, with a superbly fitting lid. The barrel has suffered splits in the grain of the wood, but it is a still a lovely example of quality domestic treen. Circa1820
Late 18th/early 19th century hoop back high Windsor Chair. The back hoop is made from an ash sapling. The arms and back support is also a single piece of wood, lathed and bent. A broad elm seat, showing lovely wear, and shaped arms with deep curved arm supports, and a glowing colour and surface, welcomes you to sit on this fine country chair. Circa 1800.
A 19th century gilt framed and glassed half ship diorama. The black painted wooden hull with its billowing sails flies the St George flag for England. A modelled and painted sea, with a land fortification in one corner, contrasts with a blue and white sky background. Circa 1870.
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.
A stunning 19th century wall mirror. The wood frame, with a slightly inverted curve, is finished to simulate a rich tortoiseshell. There is gold painted applied gesso decoration to the edge, and also a fine inner band. The glass mirror is modern. Circa 1880.
An interesting and decorative 19th century framed Coat of Arms. The crest, in red and gold, on a black background, is painted on hardwood, probably mahogany. The heraldic motto reads " QUOD TIBI HOC ALTERI". It is presented in an oxford frame. Circa 1880
A wonderful vintage equestrian cut metal hanging sign. Probably from a riding stable, the double sided sign features a female rider and horse taking a jump. The finely cut image is brought to life by excellent folk art painting, the gate/jump in particular appearing to be 3-dimensional wood instead of flat metal. This charming and rare sign is mounted on a scrolled wall bracket. Circa 1930s
Philips' Challenge Globe, copyright 1958. It sits in a half meridian, mounted on a wooden ebonised stand. The condition is good, although there is slight discolouration where the paper gores meet (this shows up excessively in the photographs).
A good matched set of 8 wavy line ladder back dining chairs. Dating from the early 19th century, they are typical of the Lancashire region, made of ash with turned front legs and decorative front stretcher. The back uprights terminate in nipple finials. The rush seats have their wooden edge protecting strips. There are, inevitably with a matched set, slight variations, as these chairs were made over a few decades by different makers. Circa 1820
Fine 18th century mahogany Georgian toilet box mirror. Beautifully proportioned, the box base is serpentine shaped and has 3 drawers. It is decorated with crossbanding and fine light wood edging. The oval swing mirror with its bevelled glass is held on slender carved supports. It has a vibrant clear surface, showing well the excellent 18th century flame mahogany. For this reason, slight spotting to the top (high-lighted by the camera but not obvious to the naked eye) has been left undisturbed. Circa 1780
Probably the original Swing Ball Game! Made of wood and brass, of superb quality, it is broken down into sections that store easily in its box. Iron stays anchor the main pole to the ground, securely held in place with iron pegs. The ball has been replaced. It is a wonderful way to get the whole family active in the garden! Circa 1920
A late 18th century drop leaf table in solid yew wood. Unusually, it has only one leaf, so opened out it is almost square, and incredibly versatile: a side table, serving table, dining table, centre party table...In all modes, the wonderful nature of yew is exemplified, having a hard smooth surface and rich colour. Circa 1800
Early 19th century hanging corner cupboard. With a panelled single door opening to reveal an original interior of painted back boards and 3 beautifully shaped shelves, this simple country corner cupboard is made of elm. Elm is a lovely wood, often exhibiting interesting grain and colour. This cupboard has both fine graining and a glowing surface. Circa 1800
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 stunning example of the iconic Coat Stand from the 19th century Thonet furniture factories in Vienna. The beautiful curves of the 8 upper branches is echoed in the base, which combines the fine scrolling of the stick stand and the sturdy feet. The bentwood parts are held together on the cluster column with decorative domed head screws. The surface finish is the natural wood, which now has a golden to dark honey colour. 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
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 substantial 19th century Elm Chest, with iron banding and iron carrying handles. The interior is fully lined with a most interesting and finely printed wood grain paper. Exploiting the fabulous grain and colour of elm, this antique chest with its flat top surface would make a perfect coffee table. Circa 1840.
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 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.
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 s stunning Rare Antique Carved Wooden Folk Art Whirligig Policeman, dressed in tunic, helmet and rotating arms all wonderfully carved. Im uncertain of age but looks approximately c1900. Came from a local country house sale where it had been all its life. Measures 17" inches tall. Good Condition with wear and tear commensurate with age and use.
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.
his fabulous domed travelling trunk is perfect for storing treasures or Christmas decorations. Dating from the late 19th century, it is made of wood, with a surface finish of painted tin. Pressed metal decorations and wide wooden straps lifts this trunk out of the ordinary. The original paper lining of the interior is in lovely condition. One of the leather handles, whilst still in place, is broken. Circa 1890.
A 1930's 13inch diameter terrestrial paper mache globe seated on a stepped wooden base with inserted compass. The globe shows Thailand as Siam which changed it's name in 1939. The globe shows signs of some wear with nicks and some rubbing.
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.
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 striking mid 19th century box, the front and lid banded in contrasting woods. The darker wood is rosewood, which is used to veneer the remainder of the box, whilst the brighter figured maplewood provides the contrast. The rectangular box, possibly originally made to hold gloves, has been re-lined with paper, has original brass stop hinges, and is in very good condition. Circa 1840.
A George Ⅲ oval centre table in satinwood. This highly prized and beautiful wood is contrasted with rosewood, and finished with fine decorative stringing and inlays. The top has a low bentwood gallery. The legs are tapered and decorated on all surfaces. This is a piece of good quality with an excellent colour and surface. In common with such veneered furniture, it has a little cracking to the veneers and inlays. Circa 1800.
A mid 19th century diminutive child's plank stool. Made of mahogany, the top is a single piece of grained wood with a rounded edge. The plank ends and the friezes are boldly shaped, suggestive of an earlier Georgian style. Circa 1860.
Create an interesting space with these vintage wooden shutters! With a crusty green painted surface, they are probably too fragile to serve their original purpose but would make a great furnishing backdrop. Circa 1910.
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.
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.
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 great looking French Bonheur Du Jour comes in a rich patina of Kingwoods complemented by gilt metal fittings.The base drawer extends to form additional writing area or can be pushed in to access the drawer..Sat on elegant cabriole legs this Bonheur Du Jour would sit beautifully in any rooms within a property.
An eye catching Kingwood and Gilt Metal Occasional Table with under stage.The table comes in good clean conditionand free from repairs .made around the turn of the 20 th Century a useful table for hallway or lounge.
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 .
Mid 19th century Folio Stand. A gilt and tooled leather folio is supported by an oak A-frame stand. It is incrementally adjustable from closed to horizontal by means of ingenious retractable feet. There is further display potential with a top extending small easel. Brass "Bunyard Patent" fittings and porcelain castors are of excellent quality.
The interior has been re-lined around the edge. The small easel is missing a cross bar. The exterior shows its history in general wear and tear. The oak frame has a good surface and golden colour.
This is a superb late 19th Century French Rosewood 'Bonheur Du Jour' ladies writing desk. The upper section with two mirrored doors enclosing a stunning satinwood shelved interior above three small drawers all with lock and original key. The desk below has a tooled leather writing surface above three drawers on four Cabriole style legs. All in very good condition commensurate with age and use.
A stunning Royal Worcester Figure of Shire Stallion 'Manor Premier King' RW3759 by Doris Lindner. Modelled c1963 in a Limited Edition of 500 this is number 385 and is complete with its wooden base, certificate and original packing box. Condition is perfect.