Edwardian portrait of a lady in oil on canvas by the acclaimed Polish born Liverpool artist Albert Lipczinski c.1909. Half length portrait of a cheerful looking older lady in a black and white gown with matching bonnet, gold brooch and chain. Beautifully painted with some fine confident brushwork to the face and dress. Dated 1909 together with a monogram of the artist’s bearded head in silhouette in the upper right corner. Clearly signed on the rear. Excellent condition, presented unframed on the original stretcher.
Dimensions: width 20″, height 24″.
Though born in Poland Albert Lipczinski (1876-1974) is strongly associated with the city of Liverpool where he studied under Augustus John (who also invited him to paint here in North Wales). Something of a radical, his work was featured in the 1911 post impressionist exhibition at the Sandon Studio Society, focus of the city’s bohemian set, alongside works by Picasso, Gaugin and Matisse. Lipczinski married Augustus John’s model Elizabeth Milne but his political outlook and background in the German Empire was a problem during the First World War leading to his internment and eventual expulsion from the country. He settled with Elizabeth on the Baltic coast of Poland, surviving the Nazi and Soviet takeovers of his homeland and continuing to paint into his old age. In 2011 the Birkenhead gallery held an exhibition of his Liverpool works and the book 1911: Art in Revolution:The Life and Times of Albert Lipczinski was published.
Edwardian era French marble top side cabinet c.1905. Superbly figured marble top over two drawers and a two door cupboard fitted with a single long shelf inside. Satinwood and burr elm veneered front with inlaid crossbanding. Original gilded ormolu corner mounts and handles. Satinwood veneered sides. Unusual pale colour and excellent condition, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 47½”, depth 19″, height 35″.
Early 19th.c. dairy table c.1810. Lovely pale top from two broad sycamore boards with cleated ends. On a pine base with a single drawer and tapering square legs joined with a centre stretcher. Great character with some obvious old wear and worm damage. Otherwise very good condition, solid and sturdy with a good patina to the top. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 66″, depth 28½”, height 32″.
Super quality little late 19th.c. French marble top chest of drawers c.1880. Very useful small size, just 32″ wide. Inch thick back marble top with canted corners over four drawers with an extra deep bottom drawer extending into the base moulding. Beautiful burr walnut veneered front with inlaid stringing to the drawers and a raised moulding. Brass swan neck handles and shaped bracket feet. Solid walnut sides and oak drawer linings. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 32″, depth 20″, height 33½”.
Smart little Edwardian mahogany music cabinet c.1910. Originally intended for storing sheet music, but nowadays popular for filing correspondence and stationery, the drawers are big enough for sheets of A4 paper. Just 20½” wide, with eight drawers with fronts which open automatically as the drawer slides forward to allow easy access to the contents. Raised on square tapering legs with spade feet. Superb quality, the top, sides and drawer fronts with inlaid satinwood crossbanded borders. Solid mahogany drawer linings and back boards. Original handles and ivorine labels to each drawer. Stamped with a registered design number on the rear. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 20½”, depth 15½”, height 43″.
Highly decorative early 20th.c. Oriental chest c.1930. In solid and fragrant camphorwood with densely carved battle scenes to lid and front, within a floral border and with further oriental scenes to the sides and rear. Decorative brass lock plate with both a traditional Chinese and Western type lock (key supplied). Original short bracket feet carved to match and sliding tray to the inside. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 42″, depth 21″, height 22″.
Fine set of four late 19th.c. ash and elm smoker’s bow armchairs c.1880. Attractively shaped and figured elm backrests and arms with turned ash spindles over generously proportioned elm saddle seats. On particularly good turned legs, set at a splayed angle for extra stability and joined with double turned stretchers. Original maker’s labels to the underside for Cook & Townshend cabinet makers of Liverpool. Excellent colour and condition cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 25″, depth 24″, height 31″.
Elegant George II style dressing stool c.1930. Lovely honey coloured walnut frame with shaped apron and slim cabriole legs with carved detail and pad feet. Unusual needle work tapestry top with a bird, stood erect with its wings outstretched, within a decorative surround. Interesting to note the bird very closely resembles the Liver bird – emblem of the city of Liverpool and its celebrated football club – though without the branch in its beak. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 21½”, depth 16″, height 22″.
Delightful George III oak delft rack c.1800. Unusual small size, just 52½” wide, with three shelves for the display of plates etc, each with a raised and moulded front edge. Very attractive example with a particularly good pierced canopy top and unusual wavy sides. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 52½”, depth 5″, height 42½”.
Early 20th.c. French oak and marble top side cabinet c.1920. Original inch-thick shaped and figured marble top over a three door cupboard base with a single long shelf, plus three drawers in the waist. Bow-fronted centre with a glazed door featuring 16 individual bevelled glass panels. Moulded drawer fronts with original handles, crisp carved detail to the door panels. Shaped apron, continuing on the sides and scroll carved feet. Oak sides and drawer linings. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 60½”, depth 239″, height 42″.