Large walnut example of the classic Edwardian roll top desk c.1905. Lift the tamboured roll to reveal a good sized workspace and fitted interior of pigeon holes and small drawers for dockets and stationery with original brass label holder handles. On graduated drawer pedestals with writing slides to the top of each and a double height drawer to the base of the right hand pedestal. With an extra drawer above the knee hole. Note all the drawers are automatically locked shut when the roll is closed. A good quality desk with solid walnut raised and fielded panels to the sides and rear, polished on all sides. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Original brass escutcheon stamped ‘The Arvon’. Key supplied.
Dimensions width 60″, depth 34″, height 50″.
Very impressive mid 20th.c. oak refectory style dining table c.1950. Of fabulous quality, in solid oak throughout. Eight feet long top made of 2″ thick planks with cleated ends. Raised on massive turned and carved, cup and cover balusters on sleigh feet joined with a stretcher at floor level. With a slightly discoloured patch towards one end, otherwise very good original condition.
Dimensions: length 96″, width 34½”, height 30″.
Collection of 22 vintage loaf tins. Comprising 10 large tins (11″ x 4½” x 4″) plus 12 of various smaller sizes. Each impressed with the Hovis logo on all four sides as well as the instruction ‘Hovis Bread ONLY to be baked in this tin’ on the base. Genuine baker’s tins in good condition but obviously having been used countless times.
Unusual mid 20th.c. campaign style desk or side table probably of Oriental origin c.1960. Rosewood top, inlaid at the centre with a decorative design in brass and copper and surrounded with two lines of brass stringing. Over three drawers also inlaid to match. With reinforced brass corners in the manner of 19th.c. military campaign furniture. Raised on an unusual base with double X-frame turned and block legs joined with a long turned stretcher. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: 48″, depth 24″, height 29½”.
George III open Welsh dresser base c.1800. Two plank oak top with an applied moulded edge. Over three large drawers with cockbeaded drawer fronts, original handles with an attractive rope twist detail to the back plates, and original escutcheon plates. Straight apron with a little shaped bracket where it meets the legs. Oak panelled sides and tapering square legs. Some minor old wear to the top, otherwise excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 69″, depth 17½”, height 30″,
Impressively long mid century modern coffee table by Reynolds of Ludlow c.1960. The biggest we have seen, with a gorgeous single piece 1½” thick yew wood slab top on four tapering legs also in yew. Like the furniture of the celebrated US designer George Nakashima these tables celebrate and express the natural origin of the material, retaining the original organic profile to the edge and with a hole through one end, whilst the top is polished smooth to show off the beautiful grain. Very good condition, original through with some wear to the finish on the top.
Reynolds was established in the early 1950’s as a small father and son producer of hand crafted furniture inspired by the ethos of the Arts & Crafts movement. Unfortunately their premises were destroyed by fire in the late 1970’s and the company folded soon after.
Dimensions: length 72½” width 21″, height 15½”.
Pair of 19th.c. garden benches c.1880. Shapely cast iron ends with floral detail and splayed feet, original wooden seats, back rails and stretcher. The backrest pivots to allow the bench to be used facing in either direction. Presented unrestored as discovered, the timber could do with some repairs in places.
Dimensions: length 74″, depth 21″, height 32″.
Narrow Regency mahogany hall mirror or pier glass c.1830. Original 15½” x 30″ mirror plate in an elegant mahogany veneered frame with long half columns and topped with a shaped pediment with crisp turned roundels. Some very minor tarnish to the mirror, otherwise excellent condition.
Dimensions width 24½”, depth 3½”, height 54″.
Fabulous decorative front to this mid 19th.c. Welsh dresser base, produced on the isle of Anglesey here in North Wales c.1830. Oak plank top with plate groove and applied mouldings over three top drawers and two cupboards either side of a central bank of three further drawers. Inlaid mahogany drawer fronts, hexagonal mahogany door panels with raised mouldings and lovely sunburst parquetry corners. Original brass knobs and diamond bone escutcheons. Panel sides, original back and floor boards and bracket feet. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 61″, depth 19″, height 34″.