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″.
Splendid large mid 20th.c. painted spelter table lamp c.1950. Lighted brass centre column surrounded by four shaped arms with faux candelabra over a classical fluted urn decorated with floral swags and a pair of puttee or cherubs. On a stepped pedestal base. Some minor wear to the paintwork otherwise excellent condition, cleaned rewired and sold with a PAT test certificate.
Dimensions: height to bulb 31, width 13″, depth 31″.
Super quality little late 19th.c. table c.1880. Of unusual design having a circular solid walnut top with raised lip and moulded edge on a height adjustable brass column with decorative brass sleeve and heavy cast iron base. Raises from 28” to 40”, the cast iron base means it remains stable even when fully extended. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: diamater 14½”, height 28” – 40”.
Fresh on the floor this afternoon this very large and imposing early 19th.c. mahogany wardrobe and press c.1830. Standing 94” wide at the cornice, of breakfront design with hanging space either side of a central section featuring five sliding shelves (easily removed to allow extra hanging) above a two over two chest of drawers. Fabulous Cuban mahogany veneers of gorgeous colour with particularly good matching flame door panels with a crossbanded surround. Brass moulding strip between the centre doors, ebony stringing and inlay, ash drawer linings and original turned drawer knobs and feet. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 94”, depth 22”, height 90”.