Very unusual little oak side cabinet c.1900. Fabulous quality with a beautiful carved and pierced Gothic arch window detail to the door, panelled sides and pollard oak crossbanding to the top. With a single loose shelf to the interior.Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 23″, depth 13″, height 36″.
Late 19th.c. painted pine kitchen or pantry cupboard c.1890.Of simple design with two panelled doors with original catch and knob opening to reveal 3 slatted shelves of 12″ depth. Excellent condition with original paintwork, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 42″, depth 15″, height 42″.
Large and handsome mid 19th.c. mahogany chiffonier sideboard c.1860. Lots of practical storage space here, a little larger than most with two drawers over a 19″ deep two door cupboard base retaining the original fitted bottle drawer and sliding shelves. Unusual applied carvings, flame mahogany drawer fronts and door panels with moulded cartouche. Superb quality with oak drawer linings. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 60″, depth 24″, height 38″.
Fresh on the floor this morning having been cleaned and polished in our workshops we have this stylish looking early 20th.c. mahogany pedestal desk c.1930. Good large size with a 6′ x 3′ top with leather writing surface and three drawers over twin graduated drawer pedestals. Matched mahogany veneers to the drawer fronts, polished rear and sides. Excellent colour and condition with original leather and handles.
Dimensions: width 36″, depth 36″, height 30″.
Good looking little two seater leather Chesterfield club sofa. Buttoned upholstery in brown leather with loose seat cushions. Buttoning continued below the seats, brass studsto the arm fronts. Good condition with some wear to the leather and a repair to one of the cushions.
Dimensins: width 65″, depth 35″, height 27″.
Delightful little English Arts and Crafts stool by the celebrated Cumbrian designer and craftsman Arthur Simpson of Kendal c.1915. Oak frame on short chamfered and tapering legs with original plaited leather seat of dished or concave shape reminiscent of the famous Liberty & Co. Thebes stool. With serial number and ‘Arthur W. Simpson Handicrafts Kendal’ maker’s label to the underside. Excellent condition.
Dimensions:width 16″, depth 12″, height 10″.
Arthur Simpson (1857 – 1922) having served as an apprentice at Gillows in Lancaster returned to his native Kedal to open his first workshop in 1881. Whilst undertaking several ecclesiatical commissions he also produced a range of smaller domestic furniture of traditional form and in 1889 had his first piece accepted into the Arts and Crafts Society Exhibition. Following this his work followed a more deliberate Arts & Crafts direction, perhaps under the influence of his close friend the great Arts & Crafts architect C.F.A. Voysey. Voysey designed a house in Kendal for Simpson who in turn exectuted several furniture commisssions for his friend. Simpson’s best work is celebrated for the purity of its forms and the quality of its materials and manufacture.
Large distressed painted wooden sign for the defunct Hertfordshire brewers Benskins c.1930. Prominent ebonised architectural cornice and moulded softwood frame with gilded inner frame and lettering. Great character, evocatively worn and faded by age and weather.
Benskins, founded in 1693 and based in Watford rose to become Hertford’s largest brewer before beingtaken over by Ind Coope in 1957.
Dimensions: width 54″, depth 5½”, height 26″.
Late 19th.c. oak kitchen or pantry table c.1880. Inch thick solid oak top with a moulded edge over eight very utensil drawers (four to each side) with original turned knobs. On chamfered square section oak legs raised on original steel casters. Good unrestored condition, solid and sturdy with some minor wear to the top.
Dimensions: width 85″, depth 31″, height 29″.