Very pretty George III Welsh oak open dresser base c.1800. Plank top with a moulded edge over three large drawers with mahogany crossbanded and cockbeaded drawer fronts and brass handles. Over a particularly attractive shaped apron, continued on the sides, and raised on carbriole front legs and turned back legs. Some earlier repairs and restorations. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 79″, depth 20″, height 28½”.
Very stylish 20th.c. marble and chrome coffee table c.1970. Particularly good marble with grey and white figuring against a deep purple ground and canted corners. On a chromed metal base with the legs set at an angle at each corner. Light scratching to the marble as shown here and a very small chip to one corner. Otherwise very good condition, original throughout.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 20″, height 13½.
Fabulous large late 19th.c. maritime diorama c.1880. Very nearly three feet long, depicting a four masted tall ship under a splendid full spread of 36 wooden sails. With lifeboat, anchor and guardrails and flying the red ensign together with various signal flags. Distinctive green and yellow paintwork to the hull and red portholes. On a choppy moulded plaster sea, accompanied by a smaller gaff rig sloop (with the number 1896 on the sail) and a twin funnel steamer. Backboards and sides painted with blue sky and clouds, with a lighthouse in the rear right hand corner. Presented behind glass in a wooden case with moulded frame. Superb condition, the case has been opened and the inside of the glass cleaned in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 35″, depth 7″, height 21″.
Splendid mid 19th.c. adjustable chair side reading or music stand c.1870. Walnut book holder (14″ x 10″) with brass page stays, height and angle adjustable with a lockable ball and socket joint at the rear and a movable joint in the arm, itself mounted on a telescopic brass column. On a crisply cast heavy iron base for stability with lion’s paw feet. Excellent original condition.
Dimensions: width 14″, depth 14″, height 32″ – 57″.
Fine late Georgian mahogany tilt-top tripod table c.1800. Solid single piece mahogany top, of 27″ diameter with a rounded edge. On a revolving ‘birdcage’ movement with lovely little turned columns, the top can also be tipped to vertical and, quite unusually, retains the original brass catch. Raised on a crisply turned column and shaped tripod legs with pointed feet. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: diameter 27″, height 27½”.
Good looking revolving leather desk chair by the quality British makers Reprodux c.1990. Buttoned backrest, arms and seat cushion all upholstered in a rich ox-blood red leather. Shaped mahogany arms with carved deatil. The seat revolves on a five leg base with castors. Conforms to modern fire regulations. Unfortunately it seems the rise and fall mechanism is no longer working.
Dimensions: width 26″, depth 24″, height 36″.
Unusual mid 19th.c. rosewood table c.1860. Oval top with particularly well-figured rosewood veneers arranged in a symmetrical pattern on mahogany groundwork. With a gracefully shaped and crossbanded edge and a moulded apron with carved acanthus leaf detail. Raised on exceptional solid rosewood pedestal supports and shaped legs with floral detail and scroll feet on white pot castors. Unusually for this style of table the arrangement of the legs without a connecting stretcher means it is ideal for use as a writing table. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 60″, depth 43″, height 30″.
Remarkable pair of tall late 19th.c. Gothic revival carved and painted cupboards c.1870. Perhaps originally intended as Church vestment closets, they are a true pair, standing 88″ tall, with left and right hand opening cupboard doors over a single drawer and an open niche below. Extraordinary decoration with the doors featuring painted panels of the Virgin Mary and another saintly figure (St Joseph perhaps), over beautifully carved Gothic tracery panels. A carved and gilded pierced gallery surrounds the top of each cupboard whilst the front corners are carved after Gothic columns with pointed finials also gilded. Linen fold carved drawer front and side panels. Note how the carving and mouldings are highlighted with original red, gold and green paintwork. Very heavily constructed in solid oak throughout with large iron handles, hinges and locks. Unfortunately there is some old damage and repainting to the figure panels, most obviously to the face of Mary. Otherwise they are in excellent condition, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 33″, depth 18½”, height 88″.
Lovely late 18th.c. oak box settle c.1770. Tall sloping backrest with six raised and fielded panels over shaped arms on turned supports. Long seat with two hinged sections allowing access the very useful large storage space below – ideal for boots and shoes etc. Base also with raised and fielded panels to the front and sides. Some earlier reinforcing to the seats, otherwise excellent condition with original floor boards and back panels. Superb colour, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 68″, depth 25″, height 52″.
Diminutive early 20th.c. French semainier chest of drawers c.1930. So called because it has seven drawers, one for each day of the week. Just 16½” wide, original marble top with shaped corners over seven small drawers with symmetrically arranged walnut veneered fronts and ormolu escutcheons. Ormolu mounts at the shoulders, the sides are veneered to match the front, shaped apron and feet with further ormolu mounts. Oak drawer sides. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 16½”, depth 12½”, height 48″.