Pair of Edwardian Stacking Office Bookcases.


Smart pair of Edwardian era oak stacking ‘Chapter’ bookcases by the Manchester maker Simpoles c.1910. Two stacks of four bookcase sections of graduated depth, plus dental cornices and plinths with bracket feet. Could be arranged as two stacks of different heights if preferred. Each section with the lift and slide doors typical of the form. Solid oak sides, bevelled glass, brass knobs and original makers labels. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.

Dimensions: width 36″, depth 11½”, height 59″.

Tall Bleached Walnut Sectretaire Chest of Drawers.


Mid 19th.c. Biedermeier style secretaire chest of drawers c.1840. Useful narrow proportions, just 37″ wide. Single drawer in the top over a large fall which opens to reveal a leather top writing surface and fitted interior, plus three more drawers below. Highly figured burr walnut veneers arranged in a symmetrical pattern across the fall and drawer fronts, the whole piece is bleached to an attractive pale colour. Elm veneered interior with small stationery drawers and two ingenious spring loaded hidden compartments. Some worm damage (now treated and filled), otherwise excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Keys supplied.

Dimensions: width 32½”, depth 17″, height 56½”.

Georgian Oak Corner Cupboard on Stand.


Exceptional 18th.c. Georgian oak corner cupboard on stand c.1780. Single door cupboard with an exquisitely shaped  panel with unusual mahogany crossbanded fielded edge. Moulded cornice with dental detail and flanked with fluted faux column sides. Fitted with two shaped shelves inside and with a small drawer below. Raised on tapering legs with pierced brackets and joined with a stretcher shelf shaped to match the ones inside. Fabulous colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Original lock, key supplied.

Dimensions: width 32″, depth to corner 22″, height 63″.

Pair of Column Table Lamps.


Good quality pait of mid 20th.c. table lamps c.1950. Brass reeded columns with Corinthian capitals and classical winged masks. On a square green marble plinth and brass base with moulded edge. Excellent condition, cleaned and rewired. Sold with a PAT test certificate. Shades included.

Dimensions: height to bulb 21″, width/depth at base 6½”.

Small Potboard Welsh Dresser.


Gorgeous little late 18th.c. South Wales cottage dresser c.1790. Low open back plate rack with a moulded cornice and two shelves over an open dresser base. The top features an unusual raised plate stand with mahogany inlaid front. Five drawers with period brass handles over an apron with three shaped arches. Raised on turned front legs joined with a potboard display shelf with the original deal boards. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

Dimensions: width 58″, depth 18″, height 77″.

Fine Quality Artist’s Easel.


Superb quality mid 19th.c. artist’s easel c.1860. Beautiful folding fruitwood frame with turned and shaped detail to the hinge. A brass ratchet allows the height of the easel to be adjusted whilst the top stay moves to accommodate larger canvasses. Excellent colour and condition with old traces of artist’s oil paint.

Dimensions: height 76″, width (at foot) 28″.

Gilded Corner Bracket.


Late 19th.c. gilded three tier corner bracket c.1890. Three quarter-circle shelves with mirrored back panels on a gilded frame with original gesso leaf pattern decorations. Very good condition.

Dimensions: depth to corner 10″, height 32″.

Welsh Brass Face Longcase Clock with Moving Eyes.

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Extraordinary 18th.c. brass longcase c.1780. Of unique design, the arch top brass dial decorated with a naive human face with wooden eyes which swivel left and right as the clock ticks. Oak case, the swan neck pediment hood with turned columns and shaped sides. Over an ebony inlaid door flanked with reeded columns. Ogee waist mouldings, inlaid base panel, bracket feet. As well as its remarkable human face the brass dial features lovely pierced spandrels, the Latin legend Tempus Fugit (time flies), a separate chapter ring, seconds dial and date display. Named for Thomas Joseph of Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. Associated eight day works striking the hours on a bell, cleaned and overhauled and sold with a one year guarantee. Period weights and pendulum.
Dimensions: width 18″, depth 9½”, height 83″.

Welsh Oak Bread & Cheese Cupboard.


Good example of the classic late Georgian Welsh oak kitchen cupboard of a type known locally as a ‘Cwpwrdd Bara Caws’ or bread and cheese cupboard c.1810. Two door cupboard top with the vented door panels typical of the form over a cupboard base with two drawers at the waist. Attractive patterned piercing to the vented panels, bone  escutcheons and brass knobs. Excellent condition with original back boards. Very good colour, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 44″, depth 24″, height 76″.

Office Filing Cabinet.


Edwardian oak office filing cabinet c.1910. Sixteen drawers (internal dimensions: 30 x 30 x 8.5cm) for filing A4 sheets of paper held with a sprung clip in each. Moulded oak drawer fronts each retaining their original brass handle and label holder. Drawers can be pulled out hinged flat to allow access to the contents. The brass handle at the top holds all the drawers closed. Oak top with raised sides to stop things rolling off, and oak panelled sides. Original maker’s label for Record Cabinet Co, London. Very good unrestored condition.
Dimensions: width 27½”, depth 15″, height 45″.