Well its been a couple of days since we featured a bookcase on the blog so to feed our addiction (see several recent posts) here is a set of three! Joking aside these are three lovely quality Wernicke style stacking bookcases by the Edwardian manufacturer Gunn. In need of a little attention I shall post again when they are finished.
New for today this lovely Edwardian mahogany roll front filing cabinet. Turn the key and the tamboured front drops down to be cleverly hidden in the base. As ever with office furniture of this period the quality is just superb. Perfect for storing stationery, sheet music, bills or all manner of office clutter. It instantly found a new use here as home to collection of Chinese hats also purchased yesterday.
Dimensions: width 20″, depth 17″, height 50″.
A new arrival yesterday afternoon was this delightful mid 20th.c. limed oak bedroom suite by British manufacturer Gomme Furniture of High Wycombe. Very much in the simple arts and crafts style typical of Heals furniture and comprising of a chest of drawers with secretaire top, a bedside cabient, a small two drawer chest of drawers with cupboard top and a two door wardrobe.
As well as clear marks by Gomme each piece also carries the mark of the Utility furniture scheme, a wartime project to adapt to the shortage of raw materials and an important aspect of the development of modern furniture design in Britain. The Utility scheme ran from 1942 – 1952. Following the war Gomme pioneered popular modern furniture design selling direct to the public under the well known mark G-Plan.
There seems to have been a bit of a theme recently here on the blog – namely bookcases and bookshelves. It’s just a coincidence really but it does feel like we are trying to corner the market. No matter, when you see something nice you have to buy it right? It might be months until you see another one.
Well here are three more good quality open bookcases which have just emerged from the workshop. One with adjustable shelves, the other two of unsual and very useful tall, slim proportions. See the bookcases page later today for individual details.
Two good new pieces of stock on the website and shop floor today. A large, very good quality three door glazed bookcase in quartered English oak c.1910. Also an unusual late 19th.c. pale oak side cabinet with sliding doors. Probably produced as a piece of office furniture, with its adjustable shelves it provides lots of useful storage and is deep enough to take lever arch files. The sliding doors are ideal where space is an issue.
Full details of both are on the ‘bookcases and cabinets’ page of the website.
Excellent quality early 20th.c. small mahogany bureau bookcase by Camerons of Perth c.1930. With adjustable shelves and a good fitted interior. Excellent condition. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 28″, depth 16″,height 73″.
An unusual item for today’s blog. There is some debate here as to whether the beast on top of this late 19th lacquered cane is a bear, a lion or a dog. What is certain is that it is carved from ivory and, despite the damage to his nose, is rather charming.
New for today this rare pair of Edwardian mahogany open bookcases. Excellent quality and a good elegant shape. With hardwood panelled backs and nice shaped detail at the foot.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 9″, height 46″.
For the first time in several years we have a traditional Welsh stickback chair in stock. And what a lovely example of the form – a good size armchair in ash and elm c.1800. Original through with traces of the original paint finish. Minor damage to one arm but in good solid condition with a very good patina.
Dimensions: width 24″, depth 19″, height 34″
Newly French polished to show of the fantastic colour and grain of its burr walnut top, this useful little Victorian Sutherland table is new on the floor this afternoon. With mahogany crossbanding, turned legs and stretchers and raised on original pot caters. When the leaves are down the table is just 7″ wide.
Dimensions: width 32″, length 40″, height 29″.