Purchased locally as a collection last week this charming 18th.c. coopered oak spirit barrel with iron chain link handle and traces of original paint plus two 18th.c. drinking horns. Due to the brittle nature of the material (and the state of the people using them!) the horns are rare survivors. The better of the two features a stoppered end and a profusion of inscribed names and dates, the earliest being 1730.
The barrel is 8″ diameter x 9½” tall, the horns are both approx 13″ long.

Carolean Armchair with Tapestry Covers.


Splendid Charles II style armchair c.1930. Fabulous design with shaped backrest, carved and shaped arms and a generously proportioned seat on turned and carved legs with large paw feet joined by a carved and pierced front stretcher. With tapestry wool covers and large brass studwork. Excellent condition withclean covers.
Dimensions: width 27″, depth 29″, height 44″.

Burr Walnut Side Cabinet.


Attractive late 19th.c. burr walnut side cabinet c.1870. Useful two tier top for drinks etc with turned and carved columns over a glazed door cupboard base. Beautifully figured burr walnut veneers with inlaid marquetry detail in various timbers.  Raised on shaped feet and castors. Excellent condition, claned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 26″, depth 16″, height 41″.

Davenport Writing Desk.


Ingenious little early 19th.c. mahogany swivel top ‘Davenport’ writing desk c.1830 in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster. The Gillows davenport design is notable for having a swivel top which rotates 90 degrees to allow anyone using the desk to sit comfortably with their knees under the writing surface.  Sloped writing surface with a sliding and hinged pen drawer in the side, the top lifts to reveal a fitted interior of three small drawers. Over a bank of four mahogany lined drawers of graduated depth, with original turned button knobs. Solid sides, panelled rear, polished on all sides. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 19″, depth 19″, height 34″.

Tour of Britain.


A bit of extra excitement here this afternoon as the tour of Britain swept past the warehouse (the big pink building in the background) on its way from Conwy to a thrilling finish on the prom in Llandudno.

If any of the teams want to swap one of those spare bikes for some antiques don’t hesitate to give us a ring!

Large Pine Kitchen Dresser.

Large Pine Kitchen Dresser.

New for today this large pine welsh dresser c.1860. Well proportioned rack over a cupboard base with three drawers over an open ‘dog kennel’ centre flanked on each side with cupboards. Double panel doors, shaped apron and brass knobs. Good unrestored condition. Large Pine Kitchen Dresser.
Dimensions: width 76”, depth 22”, height 84”.

Rosewood Side Cabinet.


Impressive late 19th.c. inlaid rosewood display side cabinet c.1880. Two glazed side cabinets either side of a large mirror with shelves above and a swan neck pediment. Over an open base with side cupboards and drawers. Spectacular inlaid marquetry panels, bobbin turned gallery spindles, finials and legs. Original handles and locks, bevelled glass and mirror plates. Minor tarnish to the large mirror, otherwise excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied. Rosewood Side Cabinet.
Dimensions: width 60”, depth 20”, height 98”.