Fabulous pair of large framed prints by the celebrated English artist and craftsman George Heywood Maunoir Sumner (1853–1940) follower of William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement.
Original chromolithograph prints on paper titled Autumn and Winter they feature beautifully designed block print style illustrations of traditional rural activities typical of the seasons, harvesting corn and gathering firewood. Together with lines from John Keats’ well loved poem To Autumn and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73. Signed HS in the lower left hand corner of each illustration. Published in 1893 by George Bell & Sons for The Fitzroy Picture Society which was established by Sumner in the early 1890’s to produce affordable art for use in schools and other public institutions. Note the publisher details are behind the mount.
Excellent condition presented behind glass in the original deep moulded wooden frames with pitch pine slips. Cleaned and ready to hang.
Dimensions: width 39″, height 23″, depth 2″.
Unusual late 19th.c. Neoclassical Italian gilded standard lamp c.1890. Bulb raised upon a 10″ tall wooden faux candle complete with wax drips, on a gilded column with craved floral detail and a Corinthian capital. Moulded plinth base with flower head decoration to each side and raised on carved claw feet painted to resemble marble. Original gilding with some obvious wear in places. Cleaned and rewired and sold with a PAT test certificate.
Dimensions: height to bulb 56″, width & depth at feet 9½”.
Handsome mid 19th.c walnut two tier serving sideboard or buffet c.1870.Of superb quality, solid walnut throughout, with 1¼” thick single piece shelves with a thumb moulded edge to each side. On crisply turned column supports and matching legs raised on the original brass and pot castors. Excellent original colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 48″, depth 22″, height 27″.
Loads of useful storage space within this fabulous George III Cheshire oak housekeeper’s cupboard or linen press c.1800. Four door top fitted with shelves over a base section with three long drawers of graduated depth, flanked with a short drawer and a cupboard to each side. Crisp ogee moulded cornice with a crossbanded mahogany frieze, reeded mahogany detail to the front corners of the top and the base and a matching reeded waist moulding. Panelled doors with raised mouldings, solid oak sides and raised on unusual turned bun feet. Excellent condition and particularly good colour, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Keys supplied. Separates into two pieces plus cornice for delivery.
Dimensions: width 97″, depth 18″, height 77″.
Very stylish Art Deco table top sculpture c.1930. Featuring a golden pheasant with its distinctive cape and long tail. cast in spelter with a dark gilded finish. Mounted onto a marble plinth of well figured and contrasting black and white stone and flanked with spheres at each side. Excellent original condition.
Dimensions: width 21″, depth 4½”, height 11½”.
Very smart brass inlaid mahogany fold over games table c.1920. Stands flat against the wall as an elegant bow fronted console or side table, or open the top to make a table for four people with a green baize playing surface for cards. Well figured top with brass inlaid stringing and edge moulding. Apron with raised brass mouldings, continued on the rear. Fourth leg at the rear slides out to support the top and reveals a useful mahogany lined drawer. Slim turned and tapering legs with fluted detail also in brass, brass collars and finial feet. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 36″, depth 18″/36″, height 30″.
Remarkable Edwardian era portrait of a gentleman with a long waxed moustache c.1905. In oil on canvas, shoulder length portrait, wearing morning suit and spotted necktie. A rather pallid looking young gent with a severe haircut and a moustache waxed into a long waiving point. Areas of surface damage a few small holes, thankfully all away from the face. Presented unframed on the original canvas stretcher.
Dimensions: width 20″, height 24″.
Very smart pair of mid 20th French parquetry side tables c.1950. Ideal as bedsides or either side of a sofa perhaps. Of identical dimensions one with three slim drawers the other with a single drawer and open shelf below. Decorative parquetry work tops, sides and drawers fronts in symmetrically arranged kingwood veneers. With raised sides to the tops, original gilded brass laurel wreath handles and slim tapering legs with brass mounts to the feet. Oak drawer linings makers label for Haentges Freres of Paris. Very good condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 17″, depth 12″, height 29½”.
Seventeenth century carved oak settle or hall bench c.1890. Tall backrest angled for comfort, with eight crisply carved panels set within moulded rails. Shaped arms on turned supports over a broad seat with a thumb moulded edge and apron carved with a repeating arch detail. Raised on turned and block legs and stretchers. Solid oak throughout. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 61″, depth 23″, height 49″.
Superb pair of French oak and marble top side cabinets c.1900. Beautifully figured inch-thick rose marble tops with rounded corners and thumb moulded edges. Over two door cabinets with two drawers in the waist. Crisply carved detail to the corners, drawer fronts and centre. Raised and field door panels and drawer fronts and moulded plinths, raised on slim turned feet. Original gilded brass handles and escutcheon plates. Solid oak sides, drawer linings and back panels. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops, keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 50″, depth 32″, height 38″.