We are devoting today’s blog to this extraordinary early 20th.c. French brass mounted bedroom suite c.1920. Comprising a pair of five foot double beds, a pair of wardrobes, two pairs of bedside cabinets and a dressing table with full length mirror. Beautiful pomelle or burr bubinga wood veneers used to superb decorative effect across the suite. Superb quality heavy brass mounts to each piece in the form of a thick twisted cord with tassel ends. Rose pink marble tops to the bedside cabinets and dressing table sides. The dressing table also retains the original working brass lamp sconces (freshly rewired). Excellent condition throughout, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
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Beautiful Edwardian silver mounted parasol or umberella by the celebrated maker Fox & Co of London c.1905. Original green silk cover (perished and split in places) on Fox’s patented Paragon mechanism and a green lacquered holly shaft. Silver collar and superb silver handle beautifully modelled in the form of a dog’s head. Hallmarked for London 1904.
Large early 19th.c. French oak armoire or wardrobe c.1810. Shaped doors with reeded centre moulding, decorative brass escutcheon plates and large brass hinges. Fitted inside with a rail for hanging. Shaped apron running across the front and sides of the base, and short shped legs. Oak panelled sides, the backboards are chestnut. Very good condition and particularly good colour. Key supplied.
Interesting labels to the rear recording the piece as having been sent from France to an address in Hyde Park, London and also having spent time in the Harrods Furniture Depository.
Dimensions: width 57″, depth 24″, height 83½”.
Very unusual pair of early 20th.c. tall stoneware cisterns with a printed mark for ‘The Butcher Film Developing System’ c.1920. Standing 24″ tall with spouts for filling and draining the tanks at the top and bottom and handles for carrying. Damage to the lower spouts on both, otherwise good condition. Ideal as tall plant holders os stick/umbrella holders.
W.Butcher & Sons was established as a supplier of magic lanterns in London in 1866, later moving into photography and establishing the Primus brand of cameras in the 1890’s. The company was formally merged to form Houghton Butcher in 1926.
Dimensions: diameter 14″, height 24″.
Impressive late 19th.c. carved oak chiffonier side cabinet c.1880. Single long drawer over a two door cupboard of useful depth, fitted with a single shelf inside. Superb renaissance style carved front with grotesque mask and leaf pattern to the drawer front, and raised panelled doors featuring lion’s masks in high relief within an eight point star-shaped central boss. Further carved heads and pierced scrolling corbels to the corners and raised on a carved and moulded plinth. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 50″, depth 21½”, height 39″.
Superb pair of very large late 19th century Japanese Imari chargers or wall plates c.1870. Both measuring over 18″ diameter. One with a scalloped edge and large oriental scene at the centre in within a patterened border in green. The other divided in to eight patterned sections alternating architectural elements with stylised flower heads around a central floral motif. Further decoration to the rear of both pieces. Excellent condition with no chips or cracks to the edges.
Very handsome little Regency rosewood open bookcase c.1820. Just 38″ wide with beautifully figured rosewood veneers to the top, front, sides and plinth. With two adjustable shelves flanked with tapering columns with turned tops and bases. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 38″, depth 15″, height 37″
Fine Edwardian inlaid mahogany overmantle mirror c.1905. Original shaped and bevelled mirror plate within an extraordinary inlaid and crossbanded mahogany frame with superb a marquetry work decoration of classical urns, swags and scrolling leaf patterns. Flared dental cornice across the top and flanked on each side with pairs of crisply turned and fluted columns on raised block plinths with further inlays and crossbanding. Some old surface wear to the frame, generally very good colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 56″, depth 5″, height 39″.
Impressive pair of late 19th.c. Chinese Canton famille rose vases c.1880. Of classic baluster form standing 18″ tall, hand painted with scenes of figures alternating with bird and plant life set within a densely decorated green ground. With applied and gilded decoration around the neck in the form of guardian lions and dragons. Both vases have previously been drilled through the base for conversion to lamps and there are small chips missing from the lip of both. Otherwise a fine decorative pair of large vases in very good condition.
Dimensions: height 18″, max diameter 7½”.