18th.c. Welsh Dresser Base.


Purchased locally earlier this week, we are delighted to present this exceptional mid 18th.c. North Wales oak dresser base c.1740. Of classic North Wales form with three drawers over a two door cupboard with shaped and fielded panel doors. Presented exactly as we found it , absolutely stunning colour and patina and retaining the original thick oak drawer linings, floor and backboards. According to the previous owner the dresser was used for a time as a shop counter, consequently it has the unique feature of two slits cut in the top to allow coins to be posted directly into the lockable left hand drawer (itself divided into three sections). Excellent condition, with an earlier repair to the left front corner.
Dimensions: width 70”, depth 19½”, height 34”.

Set of Ten Balloon Back Dining Chairs.


Closely matched set of ten mahogany ‘balloon back’ dining chairs, c.1875. Consisting of six and four with slight variations in design, most notable on the tops of the legs and in the shaped backs. Moulded fronts and sides to the seats, with removable pads over turned front legs. Upholstery is in good condition with few minor marks and stains typical of age. Frames are in excellent condition, very solid, and have been cleaned and polished in our workshops.

Dimensions: width 17”, depth 20”, height 34½”.

George IV Extending Dining Table.


Fabulous early 19th.c. mahogany extending dining table c.1825. Solid ¾” thick mahogany leaves of excellent quality timber with a deep thumb moulded edge. Telescopic frame extending from 41” to 80” total length with two removable leaves to seat 10 people. On particularly fine shaped and turned legs, typical of this earlier period. Raised on brass and porcelain castors. Unusually, rather than making a square this table closes to a 41”x 50” supper table. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.

Dimensions: width 50”, length 41 – 80”, height 29½.

Oak Pedestal Desk.


Fine example of the classic late 19th.c. oak pedestal desk c.1890. Well proportioned top with a tooled leather writing surface, moulded edge and three drawers. Over twin pedestals each with three drawers of graduated depth. Of superior quality having mahogany drawer linings. Attractive pale colour and excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.

Dimensions: width 48″, depth 27″, height 30″.

Chinoiserie Cabinet on Stand by Whytock & Reid of Edinburgh.


Extraordinary Edwardian era Chinoiserie style cabinet on stand c.1910 by the celebrated Scottish cabinet makers Whytock & Reid; Edinburgh’s premier cabinet makers and upholsterers for nearly 200 years (founded in 1807 – they continued production until 2004). Black lacquered or ‘Japanned’ cabinet with three highly figured rosewood panelled doors with gilded and red painted mouldings. On a gilt lacquered stand with floral relief detail at the centre and square section legs with carved block feet and joined with a lacquered stretcher shelf. Maker’s stamp inside the right hand door. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 54″, depth 24″, height 52″.

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Very Small Corner Niche.


Diminutive and good looking little double height walnut corner niche c.1930. Just 17″ wide across the front with an open top with three shelves for display over a tiny cupboard base. With carved and gilded mouldings, particularly well figured walnut veneers and painted interior. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 17″, depth 12″, height 66″.

Set of Six Walnut Dining Chairs.


Exceptional set of six mid 19th.c. walnut dining chairs by the Liverpool makers G.H Morton & Son of Liverpool c.1870. Shapely solid walnut frames with ‘balloon’ backs featuring beautifully carved centres. Serpentine shaped seat pads raised on cabriole front legs. Superb colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. The seats have been freshly upholstered. With an original maker’s label to the underside of each chair.
Dimensions: width 19″, depth 17″, height 34″.

6′ Marble Counter Top.


Very impressive one piece six foot long marble shop counter top c.1900. One inch thick white marble with grey veins. Rounded corners and polished smooth on the top and all four edges. Some minor wear typical of age. Ideal for kitchen, bar or shop use.
Dimensions: length 72″, depth 23″, thickness 1″.