Good looking pair of Oriental style table lamps c.1980. Cast in metal as Chinese lidded ginger jars each with a raised decoration of large Imperial guardian lions (or Foo dogs), seal marks and attractive bronze painted finish. Excellent condition, cleaned and rewired and sold with a PAT test certificate.
Dimensions: height to bulb 15″, diameter 6½”.
Useful little mid 19th.c. mahogany side cabinet c.1860. Just 30″ wide, single door cabinet fitted with two shelves inside (12″ depth). Simple uncluttered design with well figured mahogany veneers across the front and sides. Solid mahogany sides. Some old wear and repairs to the veneers, otherwise very good condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 30″, depth 15″, height 12″.
Small late Georgian oak tilt-top tripod supper table c.1800. Three plank solid oak top of 29″ diameter, on a crisply turned baluster pedestal and nicely shaped legs. Top can be tipped to vertical to save space when not in use. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: diameter 29″, height 29″.
Superb large example of the classic Edwardian roll top office desk in walnut c.1905. Lift the tamboured roll to reveal an exceptional fitted interior with 31 small drawers for dockets, filing and stationery (wider left and right hand drawers are big enough for sheet of A4 paper) with original brass label holders, plus letter rack and ink stand with original glass inkwells. Unusually the sides of the desk top hinge open to create a more open workspace, locking back in place with good quality brass latches. 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 kneehole. 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 waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 55″, depth 35″, height 51″.
Good sized late 19th.c. gilded mirror c.1880. 25″ x 34″ mirror plate within a broad gilded frame with pierced frieze top and bottom and elaborate moulded gesso decoration of floral and foliate forms. Some damage and repairs, most obvious to the middle left hand side of the frame. Otherwise very good condition with the original gilt finish.
Dimensions: width 32″, height 55″, depth 4″.
Beautiful Arts & Crafts walnut hall stand by the acclaimed cabinet makers Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple c.1905. Original brass Art Nouveau style brass hooks with a lovely curled leaf detail to the tips. Arranged on a solid walnut frame with a 14½” diameter mirror with bevelled edge and moulded frame over a small shelf and stick or umbrella stand with a removable drip tray in the base. Beautiful inlaid panel of stylized plant forms typical of Shapland & Petter plus unusual aqua marine Ruskin type enamelled copper inserts in the top rail. Long front stiles, shaped front and pieced sides to the stick stand. Stamped with the design number R1172 on the rear.
Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 27″, depth 11½”, height 78″
A very similar stand with the same mirror and hooks and identified as design R1173 is illustrated in the book Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple Arts & Crafts Furniture by Daryl Bennett.
Imposing William IV mahogany pedestal sideboard c.1830. Just over seven feet long, the inverted breakfront top with raised rear and crossbanded over and three drawers. Raised on twin cupboard pedestals each fitted with a single shelf inside. Superb mahogany veneers, shaped drawer fronts with carved roundels at the ends, cushion door panels flanked with crisply carved scrolling acanthus leaf pilstares in solid mahogany. Solid mahogany sides and oak drawer linings. Minor wear to the top, otherwise excellent condition and particularly good original colour. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops, keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 84½”, depth 26½”, height 37″.
Vintage mid 20th.c. butcher’s block with drawers c.1960. Almost 4 feet long with a fabulous 7″ deep slab of end grain beech blocks worn to a smooth curve by years of use. Surrounded by a beech frame with raised back, a long slot for knives, iron tightening bolts and large exposed dove tails. On a sturdy base with two useful large drawers with original aluminium handles. Square legs with simple moulded detail and feet also protected with aluminium. Branded marks for a butchers in the Belgian city of Gent. Good condition, cleaned and treated with linseed oil in our workshops. Potentially the block could be turned over to give a flat surface if preferred.
Dimensions width 48″, depth 28″, height 39″.
Fabulous pair of 18th.c. French polychrome painted wooden figures c.1780. Unusual form, carved from flat boards just 6″ wide but 51″ long, presumably designed as a decorative architrave for either side of a window or doorway. Modelled as female figures, shown in profile and naked to the waist. Carved features with beautiful original paintwork, note the rouged cheeks and lips and the particularly good treatment of the eyes, and original gilding to the hair. Below the waist the bodies morph into Classical scrolling acanthus leaves also with their original polychrome paintwork against a gilded ground. Some obvious wear to the paintwork and a couple of old fixing holes, generally they have survived in remarkable condition.
Fabulous quality Edwardian serpentine fronted inlaid mahogany display cabinet c.1905. Glazed display cabinet top with a single door, two shaped glass shelves and very smart flatweave silk lining fabric. Over a cupboard base with a single shelf inside. Exceptional cabinet making with extensive inlay and parquetry work across the front and sides. Shaped and moulded cornice with an arched centre over an inlaid dental frieze and original curved glazing. The frieze is repeated on the base which also featured beautiful flame mahogany veneers arranged in a symmetrical pattern across the front, with satinwood crossbanding and inlaid stringing. Raised on short square tapering legs ending in a spade foot, also inlaid. Solid mahogany groundwork and backboards. Some chips from the edges of the shelves, otherwise excellent colour and condition. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops, keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 43½”, depth 16″, height 77″.