Two unusual pieces of lighting new for today, both freshly rewired and sold with PAT test certificates.
Gilded spelter table lamp c.1920 in the form of a young boy picking fruit. After ‘Marchand de Fruits’ by the late 19th.c. French sculptor August Moreau. Named and signed to base.
Decorative 5’6″ tall, George II style five branch candelabra lamp standard c.1930. Superbly carved from limewood or similar with good mellow water gilding.
Fresh on the shop floor this afternoon is this early 19th.c. oak double height corner cupboard c.1820. Unusual and attractive Gothic arched door panels with mahogany crossbanded surround, decorative inlaid cornice, ebony stringing, original feet. Excellent condition. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 40″, depth at corner 25″, height 82″.
Some interesting new arrivals for today’s blog.
Very unusual and small single drawer North Wales oak dresser base c.1790. Shaped front and back legs and original elm drawer linings. A real qirky piece of country furniture.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 21″, height 32″.
Attractive little late 18th.c. mahogany cellarette. Matched mahogany veneers, inlaid and crossbanded, retaining original handles.
Dimensions: width 15″, depth 12.5″, height 27″.
Good mid 18th.c. three panel oak coffer. Excellent colour and condition. Original carving.
Dimensions: width 46″, depth 19″, height 26″.
Fine display of taxidermied British birds featuring a splendid Jay with his unique blue wing flash and blue eye and the equally exotic looking green woodpecker – the largest British species of Woodpecker. Nicely mounted with very naturalistc looking twigs, grass and lichens. The case is unusual having glass on both sides.
If you are wondering why the woodpecker is shown so close to the ground here, it is because they spend most of their time looking for ants on ground, only using the holes they peck in dead trees for nesting. I am afraid the other birds are less easily identified, can anybody out there fill me in?
Dimensions: width 21″, depth 7″, height 21″.
Good pair of large, sunny views of the Neopolitan coast (notice Vesuvious smoking away in the background). Late 19th.c oils on canvas, signed C. Wells. Presented in their original gilded frames.
Dimensions: width 31″, height 36″.
A late arrival this afternoon; this 12 foot long Georgian style mahogany dining table. Three pedestal sections plus two removable leaves, comfortably seats 14. At its shortest it is just 5′ long.
Width 42″, height 29″.
We needed a lay down having spent a full morning building this large oak jigsaw/double bed! Good quality being of solid oak throughout, the fielded panel and mullion headboard is repeated in the full tester canopy supported on turned posts. To take a king size 5′ x 6’6″ mattress. Bed base and drapes supplied.
Dimensions: width 68″, Length 87″, height 80″.
Large copper tray with a superb hand beaten repoussé design of fish, shells and sea weed in a wide border around the edge. Unsigned but absolutely typical of the work produced by various artists working in the Arts & Crafts tradition in the Cornish fishing village of Newlyn in the late 19th.c. Newlyn school copper is now highly collectable. Click here for more more information and examples of the school’s work.
Dimensions: 24.5″ x 18.5″.
Fantastic storage capacity inside this large mid 19th.c. 6 drawer chest of drawers c.1860. Handsome design with turned pillers, matched drawer fronts and original turned knobs. Ash drawer linings, the top drawer being divided into three sections. Excellent colour and condition. Restored and repolished in our worksops.
Dimensions: width 50″, depth 25″, height 54″.
Purchased locally yesterday this fantastic early 19th.c. English marble top console table c.1830. Good large size and with exceptional carved legs on ‘tulip’ feet, serpentine shape and original marble top. The right hand edge features a single oak lined drawer. It is many years since we have had such a fine console table in stock.
Dimensions: width 49″, depth 22″, height 34″.