Good looking mahogany demi-lune side cabinet c.1920 in the manner of the great Georgian designers Robert & James Adam. Solid mahogany top with acanthus leaf carved edge over a three door cupboard base with a single drawer in the waist. Extravagantly carved front with classical swags and urns, raised on tapering square feet with further carved detail. Solid mahogany backboards, drawer sides and base. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 48”, depth 20”, height 36”.
This fine mid 20th.c. three pillar Georgian style D end pedestal dining table measures an impressive 119” at its full length and will comfortably sit 10 people. Alternatively the two end pieces can be used together to make a smaller oval table of 84”. A superior quality reproduction with solid mahogany leaves on fluted columns with sabre shaped legs ending in brass claw feet and castors. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: length 119”, width 38”, height 29½”.
Funny what you find yourself doing in this business sometimes. I have just spent a happy morning swabbing the decks of this fantastic antique model of Cunard’s Blue Riband winning liner RMS Lucania.
A truly delightful and impressively large scratch built wooden model c.1900, of exceptional detail. 26” long’ complete with rigging, anchors, lifeboats (hung from individual davits), funnels and portholes. With a crew of overscale wooden sailors, one standing lookout in the crow’s nest whist the captain points the way from the bridge. From her masts fly the flags of the Cunard line (a golden lion against a red ground), the Stars and Stripes (Cunard was an America owned company) and the merchant navy red ensign. She is presented afloat on a modelled and painted sea accompanied the Cunard passenger tender Skirmisher and two overscale wooden seagulls. In a fully demountable case with turned pillars and finials, original glass and oak trim to the base.
Overall Dimensions: length 32”, width 11”, height 23”.
The Lucania was built by Fairfield & Co of Govan and launched Thursday, 2 February 1893. At 12950 tonnes she was, together with her sister ship the Campania, the largest passenger liner afloat at the time. Her first class accommodation is held to be the most opulent ever realised during the steam era, a boast that is easy to believe when you see images of the remarkable first class saloon. She claimed the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing on her second voyage in 1893 (which could well be the reason someone chose to make this very model). She became the first Cunard liner to be fitted with wireless in 1901, and 1903 Marconi’s experiments on board the ship meant she became the first to be able to stay in constant radio communication during the Atlantic crossing. Lucania served Cunard for fourteen years until she was superseded by the larger Lusitania. She was destroyed by fire whilst laid up in Liverpool on August 14th 1909. The little passenger tender Skirmisher was also built in Glasgow, launched in 1884 she continued service until she was scrapped in 1946.
Fabulous little pair of mid 20th.c. two tier trolley tables c.1950. Just 18″ tall, excellent quality solid brass frames with turned detail and acorn finials, raised on small castors. Solid pale grey green marble tops over a leather covered bottom shelf. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 18″, depth 13″, height 18″.
Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed a familiar face on BBC One’s Antiques Road Trip last Friday, with a special appearance by our very own Nicky Collinge, helping James Braxton pick out a few bargains. Episode is available here on the BBC iPlayer site (see Collinge Antiques around 4 minutes in) and will be aired again sometime soon.
Handsome George II style modern wing back armchair in soft oxblood coloured leather. Shaped back with fluted upholstery and brass studwork over a generously proportioned seat with a loose cushion on carved legs with a ball and claw foot. Excellent condition, complies to current fire regulations.
Dimensions: width 32”, depth 33”, height 38”.
Very unusual and decorative four panel dressing screen c.1900. Mahogany frame with hammered or repoussé brass panels over flock fabric panels with a hand painted Art Nouveau design. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops and retaining the original double fold hinges.
Dimensions: Four panels: 19½” x 68”.
Fine late 19th.c. Chinese urn stand c.1880. Well figured rose marble top on a superb carved and pierced hardwood base featuring dragon’s masks to each leg. Antique repair to the marble, otherwise excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 18”, depth 18”, height 22”.