Tiny mahogany art nouveau display cabinet, c.1905. Just under 30″ tall and only 18″ wide, an ideal size for displaying curios or collectables, attached to a wall or placed atop a larger piece of furniture. Single removable shelf behind original leaded glass door with attractive copper handle. Shaped apron to the bottom. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 18″, depth 11¼”, height 29¾”.
Fine quality mid 19th.c. burr walnut centre table c.1870, reduced in height to make a beautiful and good sized coffee table. Quartered burr walnut veneers of superb grain arranged symmetrically with fine marquetry work inlays and stringing on solid mahogany groundwork. Raised on a carved walnut centre pedestal with four column supports and shaped legs. Good mellow colour and excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 55”, depth 38”, height 21”.
Late 19th.c. carved oak hall bench seat c.1880. Tall and heavily carved three panel back with lions masks to the stave tops above a generously sized plank seat. Carved and shaped arms on turned supports. Shaped apron and turned legs and stretchers. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 42”, depth 21”, height 44½”.
Collection of six fine quality early 20th.c. prints of works by the great 18th.c. Japanese woodblock artist Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770). Typical of Harunobu’s style they give us a beautifully idealised view of Japanese life in series of quiet domestic scenes of women reading, bathing, practicing bonsai and picking cherry blossom. Superb colour reproduction, 21cm x 28cm leaves laid onto larger card backing with protective leaf, ready for mounting. Excellent condition.
Cards – width 12¼”, height 18¼”.
Prints – width 8″, height 11″.
Edwardian mahogany revolving bookcase c.1910. Solid mahogany top with inlaid medallion and stringing, crossbanded detail and a moulded edge. Over almost 8′ of shelf space (5” depth) with mahogany spindles. Revolving on a four leg base with original porcelain castors. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 19, depth 19”, height 35”.
Shapely little early 20th.c. Queen Anne style burr walnut bureau with definite art deco influence in the manner of the London makers Epstein c.1930. Open the shaped fall to reveal a leather writing surface and fitted interior of pigeon holes and two small stationery. Over a single long drawer raised on slim cabriole legs with carved ‘knees’ and good paw feet. Well figured burr walnut veneers and an unusual scrolling gallery around the top. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 31, depth 20, height 41”.
Remarkable album of Meiji period photographic views of Japan c.1890 by photographer Kozaburo Tamamura (1856-1923). Entitled ‘Famous Scenes In Japan’ and featuring 60 hand tinted collotype images of the people, landscape and architecture of the country, each titled and captioned in English. Lavishly produced for a Western audience with double leaf 15”x12” pages between silk brocade covers with a pattern of chrysanthemums and cranes in flight and purple tassel ties. Some wear to the covers and creases to the last page but the binding remains strong and all the images are beautifully preserved.
Dimensions: width 15″, height 12″.
Fabulous quality little pale oak Gothic hall seat c.1860. Just 44” wide, of unusual and attractive design with a shallow pointed arch backrest and open sides with pierced pointed trefoil tracery detail and turned ‘drops’. Buttoned upholstered seat pad over a carved apron with floral bosses at the corners, raised on a good octagonal section front leg. Excellent condition with a freshly upholstered seat.
Dimensions: width 44”, depth 18”, height 37”.
Late 19th.c. mahogany bureau c.1895. Arts and crafts or aesthetic movement influenced design with overhanging pagoda gallery top and side shelves on shaped and pierced brackets. Fall front writing desk with fitted interior over two drawers and a small two door cupboard. Raised on shaped bracket feet. Note when the fall is open it is rested on the edge of the top drawer which has a baize trim. Some minor antique wear to the top and cupboard doors, otherwise great quality and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 36”, depth 19”, height 44”.
Large mid 19th.c. portrait of Henry Onslow, 3rd Baronet of Althain (1809-1870.) in oil on canvas c.1850. The impressively moustachioed Baronet stands before us resplendent in his scarlet uniform as an officer of the Cornish Militia, complete with sword, silver brocade epaulettes and collars and holding a plumed bicorn hat. Presented on the original stretcher in the original moulded and gilded frame.
Unfortunately the painter of the portrait is unrecorded though a contemporary portrait of the Baronet’s wife Ellen was painted by the celebrated Cornish artist Richard Thomas Pentreath. Despite the Baronetcy of Althain (bestowed on the 1st Baronet, naval commander Admiral Sir Richard Onslow in 1797 for recognition of his action against the Dutch at the Battle of Camperdown) being in the county of Lancaster, Henry Onslow was born and lived in Cornwall. The reverse of the canvas is stamped as being prepared by the great and long standing London artist suppliers Robesons of Long Acre. Some damage to the plaster mouldings on the frame but otherwise very good condition.
Framed dimensions: width 39”, height 48” depth 4”.