Pair of original Morris & Co. Sussex armchairs c.1870. Ash frames with turned spindles to the back rest and arm supports, over rush seats. Original unrestored condition, good solid frames though the seats are in need of re-rushing.
Dimensions: width 21″, depth 18″, height 33½”.
Designed by Philip Speakman Webb for Morris & Co and named in honour of the vernacular chairs produced in the county before the industrial revolution, the Sussex armchair is one of the company’s most celebrated designs. They were used in the homes of the arts and crafts pioneer William Morris and the artist Edward Burn-Jones.
Early 19th.c. French cherry wood dresser base c.1800. Three plank top over two drawers and a two door cupboard base fitted with a single shelf inside. A really lovely example of the form with some exceptional detail to the front. Note the saw-tooth inlaid border to the drawer fronts which also feature a repeat of the large and decorative pierced steel door plates. Most unusual however is the original painted detail which remains in the scratch carved decoration of plants in vases and jugs which runs up the centre and across the base. Shaped and moulded apron to the front and sides and shaped front feet ending with unusual scrolling feet. Earlier worm holes and repairs to the back legs. Otherwise excellent condition and attractive pale colour. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Original cupboard key supplied.
Dimensions: width 60″, depth 24″, height 38″.
Small early 19th.c. Regency overmantle mirror c.1830. 31″ x 20″ mirror plate with a bevelled edge and original moulded and ebonised slip frame. Superb gilded frame of flattened turned columns with applied moulded acanthus leaf detail. Very good condition with original gilt finish, worn in places but still bright overall.
Dimensions: width 39½”, depth 3″, height 26″.
Quality Parisien style hall stand c.1930. Brass hat rack over an unusual square rail with adjustable hooks. Retaining the large original bevelled glass mirror above a pair of small drawers and an interesting umbrella or stick rack with sprung brass catches. Shelf to the base, with a small removable drip tray. Fretwork detail the the top and above the drawers. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 45″, depth 12″, height 86″.
Good looking Louis XV style rosewood vitrine c.1920. Stepped top over a single door cabinet with shapely serpentine front and bowed sides, the glazing shaped to match. Extensive and original ormolu mounts and three painted panels around the base. Raised on shaped front legs with further ormolu mounts. Fitted inside with three shelves for display plus some useful blind storage below. Original green velvet lining fabric (worn in places). Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 32″, depth 18″, height 67½”.
Very smart early 19th.c. mahogany bow front corner cupboard c.1810. Moulded cornice with dental detail above a tall crossbanded mahogany frieze with herringbone inlays. Over elegant panelled doors with flame mahogany veneers, boxwood stringing and rosewood borders all laid onto solid mahogany groundwork. Painted interior with three shelves plus a single small drawer in the base. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 31″, depth to corner 21″, height 47″.
Beautiful pair of mid 19th.c. broad arm Windsor armchairs c.1850. Shaped and pierced yew wood backsplats of particularly good grain, yew wood top rail, arms and spindles. Over generously proportioned saddle seats made from single piece solid elm boards, raised on turned yew legs and stretchers. Excellent condition and fabulous colour and patina.
Dimensions: width 26″, depth 26″, height 44″.
Charming late 19th.c. scrap work folding screen or room divider c.1880. Three 24″ wide panels with a densely worked decoration to both sides made of brightly coloured illustrations on paper carefully cut and glued into place. The images used make an interesting reflection of Victorian popular mores, with lots of images of childhood and lady’s fashions, one panel features lots of images of fairies whilst another is dedicated to winter scenes and features several images of St Nicholas. With an ebonised wooden surround and brass hinges and handle. Some minor damage.
Dimensions: width 73.5″, height 73″.
Splendid late 18th.c. Welsh oak coffer on five drawer stand, from Carmarthenshire c.1780. Large chest or coffer with a hinged lid made from a single inch-thick oak board with thumb moulded edge. With four raised and fielded pointed ogee arch panels across the front plus two matching panels on the sides. On the original stand with three short and two long drawers, ogee mouldings at the waist, solid oak sides and tall bracket feet. Though some of the grips appear to be replacements the brass backplates and escutcheons are believed to be original, likewise the iron hinges. With heavy oak backboards and floor. Some shrinkage to the sides of the base, otherwise excellent condition with a particularly good colour and patina.
Dimensions: width 56″, depth 22″, height 47½”.
Delightful Edwardian era Arts & Crafts style tile top games table c.1905. Two foot square top made from 16 tiles featuring bottle green and cream tiled chessboard within a piped border of stylized roses coloured with a contrasting green and pink to the flower heads. On a mahogany base with splayed legs and a simple inkwork detail to the apron and legs. Please note, though the top is complete, there are cracks to some of the tiles.
Dimensions: width 24″, depth 24″, height 27″.