Impressive example of the classic Edwardian bentwood hat and coat stand c.1910. Revolving crown of eight large double hooks for hats and coats on a shaped column with turned beehive finial. Four leg base joined with a hoop stretcher for sticks and umbrellas etc. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 24″, depth 24″, height 82″.
Late 19th.c. bronze wall plaque of a woman kneeling c.1890. Standing 27″ tall cast in bronze with the image of a woman with flowing hair and Classical robes, kneeling in grief or prayer with flowers in her hand. Fabulous quality and good weight with three threaded fixing points to the rear. Excellent condition with just a couple of spots of surface wear.
Dimensions: width 19, height 27″.
Unusual brass mounted mahogany desk armchair c.1900. Solid mahogany frame with a low upholstered backrest with brass mouldings raised on turned brass spindles. Upholstered arms on turned and fluted supports with brass mounts and inlays and unusual turned pommel tops. Over a large sprung seat with a brass moulding below. Raised on turned legs, the fronts also fluted and brass mounted to match, joined with moulded and curving cross stretchers. A very sturdy chair, in excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Upholstery is worn but serviceable.
Dimensions: width 24″, depth 22″, height 38″.
Very smart brass mounted mahogany pedestal desk c.1900. Good sized top with a tooled tan leather work surface over three drawers and two unusual extra leaves which slide out from the sides. Raised on twin pedestals each with three drawers of graduated depth. Extensive brass mouldings to the edges, drawer fronts, side and rear panels. Fluted detail to the uprights also inlaid with brass and raised on brass mounted feet. Very good quality with solid oak drawer linings. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Matching desk chair sold separately.
Dimensions: width 56½”, depth 29″, height 31½”.
Beautiful and large hand painted copy c.1950 of one of the greatest art works of the early Renaissance, The Annunciation painted by Fra Angelico for the Convent of San Marco in Florence c.1440. The Angel Gabrielle with his fabulous multicoloured wings visits Mary in an open sided loggia set within a garden to announce she is to give birth to the son of God. Over four feet wide, a faithful copy in oil on canvas with gilded detail and the same inscription as on the original reminding those who look upon the image to say ‘Ave’ (Ave Maria or Hail Mary). Stamps on the rear for the Museo Di San Marco (situated in a building next door to the convent and where many of Fra Angelico’s greatest works are to be seen) suggest this was an officially produced reproduction. Excellent condition, presented unframed on a wooden stretcher.
Dimensions: width 50″, height 37″, depth 1″.
Fine pair of late 19th.c. marble top bedside cabinets c.1890. Original white marble tops with a thumb moulded edge over a small drawer and cupboard with shelf. A true pair with left and right hand opening doors. Pale ash veneers with particularly good grain and inlaid mahogany borders. Original gilded ormolu handles and mounts to the top corners. Bird’s eye maple veneers inside the doors. Raised on turned beech legs with further ormolu detail to the front feet. Oak drawer linings. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 17″, depth 14½”, height 32″.
Impressively large wrought iron and oak club fender or fireguard c.1910. Heavy wrought iron frame with scrolling panels to the front and sides between square section uprights with flared feet. Tall candle sconces at the rear (height 49″) which rotate to face left or right or forwards as preferred. Oak seat with unusual folding sections at each end which open to make small tables with a raised rear edge. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 76″, depth 21″, height of seat 25″.
George III mahogany three tier dumb waiter c.1800. Three solid single piece mahogany circular revolving shelves carved with raised and reeded edges. On a crisp turned column supports and swept legs with pointed feet retaining the original fine quality small brass barrel castors. Excellent condition and original colour, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: diameter 24″, height 48″.
Fine late 19th.c. Italian alabaster bust of of a woman, probably intended as an image of the Virgin Mary, c.1890. Beautifully carved with downcast gaze and wearing vale or headscarf with a patterned border and gathered across the chest. Some minor damage to the edges of the cloth, otherwise excellent condition. With a brass lined hole in the base for fixing to a plinth.
Dimensions: width 11″, depth 6″, height 14″.
Late 19th.c. cast iron hall stand designed by the celebrated and highly influential British designer Christopher Dresser for Coalbrookdale c.1880. With seven hooks for hats and coats over a stand for sticks and umbrellas with the original removable drip tray in the base. Distinctive pierced decoration of stylized plant forms, Gothic and Oriental elements combined in a manner typical of Dresser’s work. With a lozenge mark to the rear. With an old break to the tip of central support for the umbrella/stick rail. Otherwise very good condition, presented as found with later overpainting.
These stands were produced by both the Coalbrookdale and Falkirk foundries and the design is featured in Michael Whiteway’s book on Christopher Dresser, published by the V&A Museum.
Dimensions: width 21″, depth 10″, height 72″.