A fine mahogany centre table from the early 19th century Regency period. Made of the best quality mahogany, the top has 2 drop leaves and 2 concealed drawers. The carved pedestal base has 4 splayed legs that terminate in original brass acanthus leaf tips with casters, retaining some original gilding. With a superb undisturbed patina/surface that highlights the depth of colours in the top of the table, it would bring elegance to any situation, as a small dining table for 4, or as a centre or side table. Marking to the top is part of the history of this handsome original table.
A late 19th century open armchair, upholstered back and seat. The fine and decoratively carved mahogany frame, with cabriole legs, is painted black. The upholstery is woven to look like tapestry, and is finished with close brass studding. Probably of Continental origin, the chair is in "as found" condition. The frame is firm and strong. The painted surface is chipped and worn with age. The upholstery is frayed on the seat and arm pads. This antique armchair has beautiful form and proportions. Circa 1880
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
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 exceptionally rare and beautifully caved oak Pulpit by the famous Robert Thompson 'Mouseman'. Made c1930's for a United Reformed Church near Bradford. We bought it when the church was sold. The carving is exquisite with Acorns and Oak leaves around the top and signature carved mouse. Has steps up to platform with 2 book shelves a fold down seat and adjustable lectern with wrought iron support. Measures 72" inches high x 47" inches wide (max) x 69" inches long including the steps. The lectern is removable but the pulpit is one piece, please bear this in mind as you will need the space to navigate it into position. Condition is superb and looks like it was made yesterday, no damage or repairs and a beautiful colour. If you have a chapel, bar, restaurant, hotel reception or an Auction House this will be an amazing focal point and topic for conversation. Collection and viewing is welcome from WR8, Worcestershire or delivery is available just email me your postcode for a quote. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to possibly owning the most unique and rarest piece of Mouseman furniture ever made.
A large 19thc Armed Chair in the 'Chippendale Style'. This chair was made in the late 19th century when there was a Chippendale revival period. It has a decorative pierced splat to the back, a carved cresting rail and typical shaping to the arms for this period. The drop in seat has gadrooned edging to the frame, the legs are cabriole with a ball and claw foot.
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.
A late 18th century wing armchair that combines style, comfort and a most attractive shade of green leather upholstery. The mahogany frame, with carved front legs, has brass castors. The leather upholstery is finished with tight domed brass buttoning. It is not original but has seen long wear, with crazing to the arms and seat, however the leather is actually intact and very comfortable to use. Wonderful Georgian proportions and a perfect antique look makes this armchair rather special. Circa 1780
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 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
Mid 19th century mahogany and leather upholstered Gillow & Co Desk Chair. It has a bold shape, with fine carved cabriole front legs raised on casters. The 2 back legs are stamped "Gillow & Co" The black leather upholstery is beautifully stitched, and incorporates a lumbar pad for comfort. The back has a recessed hand hold at the top. This chair is well designed and executed. The leather is cracking on the seat, but it still has plenty of life left, and lots of character. 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
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"
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
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
A fine quality early 19th century large library centre table/desk. The rectangular mahogany table has a brick red tooled leather top that is in beautiful antique condition, with subtle marks and water spots just giving a sense of age. Handsome carved legs stand on original castors. This centre table is timeless, and comes in lovely original condition. Circa 1830
Mid 17th century Oak Wainscot Chair. A beautifully carved frieze and top rail to the back, which is panelled and carved with a flower and leaf motif. The front feet and 2 of the lower rails have been repaired/replaced. The chair, of slightly smaller than usual proportions, has a great surface and colour, shining with the solidity of fine antique English oak. Circa 1660
A perfect treasure of a snuff box! Beautifully carved from burr mulberry, with an integral hinge, and lined with tortoiseshell, the lid is personalised with a little silver initialled shield. The original surface worn soft by time and handling is a tactile joy to hold. In immaculate condition, this little antique treasure could also hold another surprise...! Circa 1820
Regency style open armchair by the London furniture makers, Hamptons & Sons. The ebonised frame has a strong design, with a scroll back top bar and oval caned back. The caning, in a radiating pattern, is beautifully executed and original. Carved arm supports flow into subtly tapered ring-turned front legs. Original painted surface decoration throughout the chair is generally worn, except for the front of the seat and some gilded line detail. The drop-in seat is upholstered in a worn velvet. A makers plaque reads:" Hamptons, Pall Mall East, SW1". Circa 1880.
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
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
Late 17th century small Oak Coffer. Of panelled and pegged construction, typical of the period, it has a decorative carved frieze at the front. The coffer stands high on its legs (damp rot and damage often leads to them being cut down) The hinges are replaced. A good warm colour and waxed surface makes this a pleasing example of English oak furniture. Circa 1690
A very good matched set of early 19th century country spindle back chairs. Typical of those made in the Lancashire/Cheshire area, they are made of ash and alder, with rushed seats. The backs have 2 rows of finely turned spindles, united by turned back supports that end in nipple shaped tops. The front legs are carved, ending in pad feet on balls. Although matched , they are all from the same period, but there are slight variations to colour and height within the set. Measurements are therefore approximate. Circa 1820
A 17th century oak coffer in very good condition. Panelled on all sides, the front top rail is carved with a C-scroll design, and the wide stiles are decorated with a rebated channel mould. The stiles, which make the feet, are high, not diminished by wear/rotting. The iron ring hinges are original. This small 2-panelled oak coffer is a fine example of the period. Circa 1660
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
Late 17th century Oak Bible Box. The flat top is hinged with iron hinges to a sloping lid. The front is carved with floral motifs and initials. In lovely original condition, this box has the glow of period oak. Circa 1700.
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
19th century mahogany and brass Hat and Coat Stand. Compact and neat, the stand is a finely turned mahogany pole on a tripod platform base, with 9 decoratively cast branching hooks. The base is finished with scroll carved feet. Of very good quality, this unusual antique coat stand is not too tall and is sturdy. Circa 1850
A small late 17th century oak coffer. It is of pegged and panelled construction, with a single piece plank top. The deep top rail is carved with lunettes enhanced with other scribed decoration. A section of one of the front legs has been broken off for some time, so has been left unrestored. The panelled back has bowed outwards with age, restricting the full movement of the top. This small coffer, in excellent original condition, has a warm nutty colour and a good waxed surface. Circa 1690
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
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.
Mid 18th century oak Dresser with shelves. It has a pot-board, 4 turned front legs, a central arch, and 5 drawers. The open shelves has wavy shaped sides and an attractive fret-carved frieze. With light golden tones, a good surface and small size, it is a piece that will sit comfortably in a home.
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.
A handsome well carved oak column has been converted into a table lamp. From a circular base with 3 turned feet rises the reeded column, finished at the top with a classical square capital. The present wiring/electrics is new. Circa 1910
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.
Breast feeding babies in the 18th and 19th centuries was greatly facilitated by the Nursing Chair. They were designed with a low seat, thus allowing a woman to form a safe lap for the baby, and to rest her legs. The low arms are at the correct height for comfortably holding a baby. A high back gave good support to the woman's back and head. This spindle back nursing chair dates from the early 19th century. It has turned and carved front legs, turned uprights and stretchers, and a rushed seat.
This mid 18th century Oak Dresser has all the glow and charm to brighten a country home. It has its original pot-board which is framed by softly shaped chamfered legs. The shaped frieze is exceptional, the fine carved edges still sharp and intact. The 3 drawers are decoratively banded and fitted with brass handles. The enclosed shelves have plate grooves, and finished with a classic moulded cornice and original iron hooks. A superb surface and warm colour makes this small Dresser rather special.
A Regency period convex glass wall mirror. The circular frame is decorated with a ribbon twist and ball moulding, and a band of beading. A fine carved eagle with outstretched wings sits on the top of the frame. The mirror retains its candle sconces. A decorative base moulding is missing. The mirror has its original gilded surface and the condition is good, with some expected cracking showing its age.
A 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.
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.