Charming set of four mid 19th.c. oak cottage dining chairs c.1840. With the low back, wooden seat and square legs typical of chairs produced on the island of Anglesey here in North West Wales. Particularly good colour and an unusually shaped stretcher to the backrest. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 17½”, depth 14″, height 32”.
Classic Edwardian bentwood hat and coat stand by Thonet, celebrated pioneer of modern furniture manufacture, c.1910. Eight branch crown of double hooks with a particularly good turned finial. On a shaped column and a wide four leg base. Clearly stamped on the underside. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: height 80”, diameter at top 23”, width at base 27”.
Splendid pair of large 16th.c. style oak Wainscot armchairs c.1930. Elaborately carved backrests with an arched panel beautifully inlaid with a pattern in contrasting timbers of a bird in a tree. Shaped arms supported on turned front staves which run to the floor, board seat with a carved frieze below, legs joined with floor level stretchers typical of the form. Excellent colour and condition.
Dimensions: width 22”, depth 24”, height 40”.
Exceptional set of 6 mid 19th.c. Gothic revival oak dining or library chairs c.1865. Highly reminiscent of the chairs designed by Augustus Pugin and produced by Gillows of Lancaster for the Houses of Parliament. These chairs share a number of features with Pugin’s design for the House of Lords chair, most obviously the carved octagonal section column front legs, but also the out-swept foot to the rear legs and the recessed hand grip to the rear of the backrest. Remarkably these chairs retain what appears to be their original tooled leather covers and brass studded trim. The front legs also feature original brass castors partially hidden inside a recess to the foot. Presented here in very good unrestored condition, solid and sturdy with only minor wear to the covers.
Dimensions: width 19”, depth 20”, height 35”.
Superior quality pair of small Edwardian, bow fronted, walnut bedside chests of drawers c.1905. Solid walnut tops with a reeded edge over four long drawers with matching veneers on oak groundwork. Solid sides, brass swanneck handles, oak drawer linings and shaped apron at the foot. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshop.
Dimensions: width 26″, depth 17″, height 30″.
Fantastic set of eight George II style walnut and leather dining chairs c.1930. Six highback dining chairs plus a matching pair of carver armchairs. Unusual bleached walnut frames with a shaped cresting rail and carved detail to back rest. Good sized sprung seat raised on fine cabriole legs with crisply carved detail to the knees and feet, repaeted on the arms of the carvers. Upholstered in good quality green leather. Very good condition.
Dimensions: width 21″/25″, depth 22″/25″, height 47″/48″.
Exceptional pair of mid 20th.c. walnut drop leaf side tables c.1970. Unusual dimensions, opening to make 56″ x 18″ table tops but folding down to just 12″ wide. Supberb quality cabinet making; solid walnut tops with a crossbanded border in yew wood, on solid walnut gateleg bases with gothic arch ends, fluted column legs joined with shaped stretchers and crisply carved claw feet raised on brass castors. With a carved signature J.G.S to the underside together with a paper label indicating they were once the property of Lord Wardington (1924-2005). Excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 12″/56″, depth 18″, height 29″.
Beautiful piece of Georgian country furniture here in the elegant shape of this late 18th.c. elm open armchair c.1780. Fabulous colour and grain typical of elm with some interesting details. Note how the backsplat is carefully shaped to fit the curve of the sitter’s back but also inlaid with a fine herringbone border. The graceful flowing lines continue through the outward sweep of the rear staves, the crook arms, apron and front legs with shaped ‘knees’ and a pad foot. Turned stretchers and a generously proportioned seat pad freshly upholstered in a crewel work embroidery fabric. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 25″, depth 21″, height 41″.
Splendid mid 19th.c. French marble top centre table or Gueridon c.1850. Beautifully figured inch thick grey marble top with a carved lip around the edge (to stop spilt drinks from dripping onto the floor) and a flame mahogany veneered apron. On a baluster form pedestal with horizontal reeded detail raised on a tripod base with crisply carved legs ending in large lion’s paw feet and small brass castors. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: diameter 38″, height 30″.