Superb pair of vintage dressmaker’s mannequins by Stockman of Paris c.1920. Female torsos in papier maché with cloth covering, clear stamped mark to the belly and a turned and painted wooden finial at the neck. Height adjustable on shaped metal tripod bases also stamped for stockman. Excellent condition, original through.
Mannequin dimensions: width 14″, depth 8″, height 63″.
Splendid Regency mahogany sofa c.1815. Flame mahogany crossbanded cresting rail with crisply carved frieze of scrolling acanthus leaves at the centre. Shaped ends with solid mahogany fronts with carved and reeded detail. Sprung seat raised on large carved claw feet to the front, with turned feet at rear retaining the original castors. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops with clean covers.
Dimensions: width 81″, depth 24″, height 35″.
Mid 20th.c. double sided hanging factory or station type electrical clock by Gents of Leicester c.1950. Clear 19″ diameter faces with an great industrial design aesthetic. Original hands and hooks. Not working. Could be easily separated to make a pair of clocks.
Dimensions: width 23″, height 21″, depth 9″.
Stylish late 19th.c. French duet stool or window seat c.1890. Sprung upholstered seat pad with rounded ends on a carved and painted wooded base with fluted legs joined with an unusual piereced stretcher. Seat has been freshly upholstered but the base has been left untouched, solid and sturdy and retaining the original grey green paintwork with some old wear and worm holes.
Dimensions: width 40″, depth 13″, height 22″.
A rare pair of the famous red chairs produced for the investiture ceremony of the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon castle on July 1st 1969. A design classic, in vermillion stained beech and bent plywood, the gilded three feathers motif is cleverly impressed onto the back rest to prevent wear to the fininsh. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. With a very small repair to the top edge of one chair and retaining their original seat covers with only minor wear. Clear stamps to the underside.
Dimensions: width 21″, depth 21″, height 28.
Something a bit different for the blog today with this remarkable late 19th.c French wedding souvenir display of a bride’s tiara headdress decorated with silk leaves and scores of wax myrtle flowers. This is an exceptional example of the form, mounted on a red plush cushion decorated with gold thread and tassels on an elaborate brass wirework stand further embelished with flowers, lovebirds and an oval mirror plate. Presented on an ebonised plinth under a large glass dome.
Dimensions: width 12″, depth 12″, height 22″.
Impressive mid 19th.c. mahogany combination wardrobe and press c.1860. Breakfront design of four long doors with hanging space to the left and right hand pods either side of a centre press cupboard fitted with three sliding shelves (which could be removed for extra hanging space) and a useful two over two chest of drawers. Flared cornice, arched door panels with exceptionally well figured flame mahogany veneers on mahogany groundwork and crisply carved corbels applied to the upper and lower edges of the doors. Solid mahogany sides, oak lined slides and drawers, original brass handles. A slight warp to the left hand door and a couple of repairs to the veneers on the centre doors (where they have been opened against the key in the side door). Otherwise excellent condition and colour, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied. Splits into three pieces plus cornice and plinth for delivery.
Dimensions: width 97″, depth 27″, height 88″.