Fresh on the floor this morning this lovely early 19th.c. Welsh oak dresser base c.1830. With three drawers over two cupboards and central bank of three working drawers. With unusual octagonal door panels, bone escutcheons and the distinctive diamond and dot lozenge inlay found on furniture produced in the market town of Llangefni on the island of Anglesey here in North Wales. Oak panelled sides and bracket feet. Excellent colour and condition with original floor boards and back panels and later brass knobs. Cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 67”, depth 18½”, height 35”.
Impressive late 19th.c. ebonised side cabinet c.1880. Beautifully figured amboyna wood veneered top over four doors, the centre two being mirrored, the left and right with clear glass. Flanked on each side with turned and reeded columns. Amboyna wood front with ebonised borders, ivorine inlays and ormolu beading and mouldings. With a maker’s stamp to the rear for the London cabinet makers C.Hindley & Son of Oxford Street. Presented here in unrestored condition with some splits to the top and general wear.
Dimensions: width 76”, depth 17”, height 42½”.
Fabulous pair of early 20th.c. low back leather club armchairs c.1920. Shaped backrest, scroll arms, sides and rear retain their original attractively worn faun-coloured leather upholstery. Luxurious 29” deep sprung seat with loose feather filled cushion in a charcoal velvet. Carved oak arm fronts and frieze running down to carved ball and claw feet joined with front-to-rear stretchers. Some damage to the leather most obviously to the right hand arm of one chair as shown here. Otherwise very good condition, solid and sturdy, cleaned and polished with freshly upholstered cushions and front trim.
Dimensions: width 31”, depth 36”, height 29”.
Fabulous quality late 19th.c. ottoman box stool or window seat c.1895. Lift the hinged seat pad to reveal a fitted interior in mahogany divided into 6 compartments. Probably originally intended for sheet music it is deep enough to hold bottles of wine (would take approx 30 bottles!). Ebonised mahogany frame with carved detail and raised on short turned and reeded legs. Fabulous condition, with the original brass hinges and stay and freshly upholstered in a trellis patterned blue silk damask.
Dimensions: width 36”, depth 16”, height 19”.
Further to the dining table featured here last week, we present this lovely pair of oak open armchairs also by Alan ‘Acornman’ Grainger of Bransby in Yorkshire c.1960. Elegant design with beautifully shaped arms and very slim back slats over a loose leather seat pad. Shaped detail above the back legs and Grainger’s trademark carved Acorn ‘critter’ to the front right leg of each chair. Excellent colour and condition.
Dimensions: width 21”, depth 19”, height 34”.
Superb pair of large George II style upholstered armchairs c.1920. Superior quality with heavy, solid mahogany frames with a gadrooned edge and shaped arm fronts and legs with crisply carved scrolling acanthus leaf detail. Supremely comfortable with a generously proportioned sprung seat and loose seat cushion. Recently upholstered in a green leaf pattern velour damask. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Very clean covers.
Dimensions: width 35”, depth 33”, height 37”.
Derived from British military campaign furniture and named after the Duke of Wellington, the classic Wellington chest features a bank of drawers held shut with a single lockable pilaster. Ideal for housing stationery, correspondence, sheet music, cutlery, table ware etc., their narrow dimensions meant they became a popular piece of domestic furniture in the Victorian age. They remain sought after pieces today.
Good example of the form here c.1860 with seven drawers of graduated depth. Thumb moulded top and plinth and turned mahogany knobs. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops, Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 25″, depth 16″, height 43½″.