Very smart Edwardian era French marble top and parquetry side cabinet c.1905. Original inch-thick marble top with rounded front corners over three drawers and a two door cupboard fitted with a central divider and shelves. Superb mahogany parquetry veneered front and sides with brass inlays to the drawer fronts, raised mouldings and fine inlaid marquetry decoration to the front corners. On a moulded and crossbanded plinth. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 41½”, depth 22″, height 31½”.
Superb Arts & Crafts movement oak tile top side table by the celebrated makers Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple. c.1905. Original and unusual blue tiled top within an oak surround on interestingly shaped and tapering square section legs ending in a stepped block foot and joined with distinctive pierced stretchers. Stamped with the number R2097 on the underside. Some small chips to the surface of a few of the tiles, otherwise very good original condition.
Dimensions: width 36″, depth 21½”, height 28″.
Fine portrait of a gentleman in oil on canvas by the well known artist and illustrator Henry Stephen (Hal) Ludlow (1861-1947), dated 1923. A distinguished looking older gent with white hair and goatee beard, finely dressed with a striped white waistcoat and gold watch chain. Signed as Hal Ludlow at the top of the canvas and dated 1923. Laid onto board and presented in what would appear to be the original broad oak frame to the rear of which is fixed a paper label identifying the sitter as one Mr F.J Povey, a neighbour of Ludlow’s. Good condition with some very minor surface wear toward the bottom edge of the canvas.
Dimensions: width 24″, height 29″.
Handsome double sided George III mahogany kneehole desk c.1800. 46″ x 30″ top with blue/black leather skiver within a crossbanded border and thumb moulded edge. The front of the desk features a large centre drawer, two banks of four drawers of graduated depth and a useful centre cupboard inside the kneehole. The rear of the desk copies the design but has only the two banks of four drawers (the centre drawer being a dummy front, and with a fixed panel in the kneehole). Raised on a moulded plinth with castors below. Cockbeaded drawer fronts in solid mahogany with original brass swan neck handles. Solid mahogany sides and oak drawer linings. Excellent condition and particularly good original colour. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 46″, depth 30″, height 31″.
Very smart early 20th.c. gilded light fitting c.1910. Centre bulb hangs inside a 12″ diameter frosted glass bowl shade with elegant cut detail. Within a pierced and patterned gilded brass crown with three additional bulbs on scolling branches with original frosted glass shades. On a centre column with ceiling cup, to hang from a hook. Excellent condition. Cleaned and rewired.
Dimensions: diameter 25″, total drop 32″.
Two good looking carved beechwood and bergere top coffee tables c.1930. 27″ & 34″ diameter, both with woven bergere or canework tops with a carved medallion at the centre, under glass and set within a moulded edge. Over crisply carved and pierced arprons with acanthus leaf detail, raised on slim cabriole legs with carved ball and claw feet. With a very small chip to the edge of the glass on the larger table, otherwise excellent colour and condition. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: diameter 27″/34″, height 22″/24″.
Fine late 19th.c. silver plate desk or table lamp c.1890. Single bulb on a short turned column mounted with elaborate pierced brackets. On a broad pierced tripod base with acanthus leaf details and classical masks. Excellent condition, cleaned rewired and PAT tested.
Dimensions: height to bulb 16½”, diameter 8″.
Fabulous late 18th.c. French oak cupboard dresser base c.1780. Two piece top with plate groove, moulded edge and sides which taper towards the rear edge. Over three drawers and a three door cupboard fitted with one long single piece shelf with a shaped cutaway to the right hand end. Exceptional decorative front with carved and moulded drawer fronts and doors all retaining the original steel handles, pierced escutcheon plates and hinges. Further carved detail to the front mullions plus a delightful inlaid detail in contrasting fruitwood timbers repeated on the centre door panel. Carved fruitwood front stiles, shaped and moulded apron with a inlaid heart motif at the centre. Oak panelled sides and two large pine backboards. Earlier repairs to the top and feet, otherwise excellent condition and particularly good colour. Old handwritten paper label to the rear suggesting the piece originates from the Bayeux area of Brittany. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops, keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 75″, depth 19″, height 36″.
Fabulous and rare silver plated Art Nouveau style standard lamp c.1900. Three bulbs and the original shade holder raised on a column with shaped brackets and turned fittings. On a beautiful tripod base with long organic plant form supports and whiplash shaped brackets over a domed centre embossed with a pattern of pomegranate fruit. Raised on swept segmented legs with scrolling detail and pad feet. Superb quality and a good weight, plated on solid brass and stamped with a registered design number on the feet. The silver has been rubbed through in places, otherwise excellent condition. Cleaned, rewired and PAT tested.
Dimensions: height 71″, width 20″, depth 19″.
Delightful and unusual early 20th.c. Italian alabaster bust of a girl writing c.1920. Beautifully carved in a naturalistic pose, pausing for thought with pen and paper as she composes a letter to her father. Lovely detail to the hair, face and the lace sleeves of her dress. Very good condition with some old repairs to the front corners and raised on a later plinth.
Dimensions: width 8″, depth 9″, height 12″.