A busy day today with lots of new goodies arriving including a great suite of Italian bedroom furniture which I will post images of tomorrow. In the meantime here are some pictures of an unusual Victorian marble top walnut side cabinet and a late 19th.c. carved oak ‘monk’s bench’ both new in today.
Wales take on France in the semi-final of the rugby world cup tomorrow morning. In honor of the big match we are offering this original 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture chair to anyone who successfully predicts the scoreline.
Some four and a half thousand of the chairs were produced for the ceremony following which they were sold, guests having first refusal. The remainder were sold to the general public and it seems quite a few remained here in North Wales. In vermillion stained beech and bent plywood, the three feathers motif is impressed onto the back rest to prevent wear to the gilding.
Contact us via email with your predictions please.
A fine Edwardian mahogany duet piano stool with large, crisply carved cabriole legs terminating in a ball and claw foot. Lift up lid with mahogany lined interior and original brass stay. Beautiful condition, freshly upholstered.
Dimensions: width 38″, depth 16″, height 21″.
New shots of the showroom snapped this morning with our swish new camera. Hope these are of interest, especially to those who haven’t had the chance to visit us in person. Think of it as a virtual tour of our current stock.
Loads of storage inside this rare early 19th.c. oak kitchen cupboard. Of solid oak construction with mahogany crossbanded panels typical of the Welsh/Cheshire borders c.1800. With nice touches of Georgian elegance in the carved dental cornice, the ebonised moldings and the delightful orginal brass escutcheons.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 21″, height 77″.
Fresh of the van and straight on the blog! A good sized vintage leather Chesterfield sofa. Unusual pale yellow colour, good condition, nicely worn in.
Dimensions: width 77″, depth 34″, height 28″.
We have a soft spot for the classic stacking office bookcase and try and buy them whenever we get the chance. They come in a variety of styles by different manufacturers. Most have the classic ‘lift and slide’ glass doors typical of the American firm Globe Wernicke. However, an interesting, and arguably more practical, two door design was used by the Oxford company Minty – a fine example of which is new in today.
Five stack mahogany bookcase by Minty with unusual leaded glass doors and a useful blind door cabinet in the base. Original throughout, with a maker’s lable and brass knobs. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 30″, depth 11″, height 70″.
Another of Friday’s new arrivals here in the extraordinary shape of this delightful little art nouveau side chair. Wonderful form and, very unusually, retaining the original fabric.
Fine piece of period oak of a particuarly good warm colour. An early 19th.c. oak three drawer dresser base c.1800 with some later restorations. Good turned front leg, oak and elm drawer linings, unusual brass plate escutcheons.
Dimensions: width 70″, depth 20″, height 29″
Excuse the not so great photos and slightly last minute post but here are some images of some of the stock which arrived new this morning. Lots more images to follow next week including two good dresser bases, a wernicke bookcase, good mahogany chest of drawers and an Anglesey dresser.