Bamboo Side Table.

Around the same time as lion’s head furniture (see this morning’s post) was popular with people who wanted to associate with the values of Olde England and the gothic, punters of more aestheic tastes were decorating their homes with furniture which reflected their fascination with Japan – at the time only recently opened up to trade with the West. A nice example of the style here in this small single drawer side table c.1900. With a shaped bamboo frame and a lacquered top, drawer front and shelf. Original throughout.
Dimensions: width 26″, depth 20″, height 30″.

Victorian Lion’s Head Desk.

New for today, this splendid late 19th.c. oak pedestal desk c.1880. Exuberantly carved with lion’s heads and green man masks which form the handles on the drawer fronts. A good sized desk, just waiting for a new leather. Lion’s head furniture seems to have enjoyed a brief vogue in the late 19th.c, we ofter find the same motifs on a variety of furniture from the period.
Dimensions: width 48″, depth 30″, height 32″.

New Stock – or how to make an entrance.

Photos of a few of this weeks more unusual new arrivals. All good decorative pieces ideal for dressing a hallway.

Fine cast iron ‘snake boy’ stick stand c.1900.

Aesthetic movement stick stand c.1890. Rought iron with copper sunflower heads.

Unusual late 19th.c. terracotta planter for indoor use.

Late 19th.c. majolica hoof foot garden seat or urn stand.

Quality Oak Dressing Table.

New for today this fine quality late 19th.c. oak dressing table by the celebrated cabinet makers Lamb of Manchester. Crisp carving, ebonized detail and with a clear makers mark stamped on the left hand drawer. Original handles, castors and original shaped and bevelled mirror.
Dimensions: width 42, depth 20″, height 61″.

Antique Samplers

New today two fine early 19th.c. antique samplers. One is a fairly standard example featuring alphabets, a short verse and signed Frances Biddle 1840. Excellent flame mahogany veneered frame 18″ x 22″. The other is something a bit special featuring an image of Adam and Eve in the garden of eden complete with serpent, various birds and beasts and  watched over by flying angels. With a passage of old testament text and signed Alice Law 1829. Framed to 20″ x 16″.