We have quite a few nice pieces of arts and crafts style oak furniture at the moment, I might get them all together for a photo sometime. In the meantime here is a useful little oak side cabinet / bookcase that is new in today. With leaded glass doors and original arts and crafts style hinges the only decoration on an otherwise very simple but well made piece of furniture. The values of the original arts and crafts movement are reflected in the solid oak construction, the attention given to the wooden caps on the side and exposed dovetails on the top.
Dimensions: width 38″, depth 12″, height 56″.
We seem to have been quite busy with bedroom furniture recently and here is a whole room full newly arrived today. A very good quality early 20th.c. chinoiserie bedroom suite in mahogany with superbly detailed lacquered panels and gilded decoration. Comprising a large triple wardrobe, a smaller two door wardrobe/compactum with fitted interior, a bedside cabinet, a washstand/dressing table, two chairs and pair of single beds.
This cute little pillar box red, drop arm, leather chesterfield sofa is a new arrival today. Edwardian frame with original mechanism, reupholstered approximately 20 years ago.
Dimensions: width 72″, depth 38″, height 29″.
Some photos here of a truely exceptional quality inlaid mahogany three door wardrobe by the great late 19th.c. cabinet makers Maple & Co of London. Loads of storage and great looks, with two of the best inlaid panels we have ever seen. This is the first piece of a whole suite of bedroom furniture by Maple & Co. More photos to come next week.
New on the floor today this quality four door mahogany bookcase by the acclaimed British cabinet makers Bevan & Funnell c.1960. Glazed top with adjustable shelves over a cupboard base. Well figured flame mahogany veneers to the door panels and a good mellow colour. Excellent condition. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 80″, depth 15″, height 83″.
An ingenious piece of metamorphic furniture for today’s blog in the shape of this this rare George II mahogany architect’s table c.1760. The hinged top is held on a ratchet to form an adjustable drawing board while the apron pulls forward to give a level writing surface or to support the elbows. With original hinged candle stands and a couple of pull out drawers. Original brass handle and locking clasp. Supported on unusual quarter column legs.
Dimensions: width 37″, depth 24″, height 30″.
Another addition to the recent run of good country oak furniture featured here over the last couple of weeks is this early 19th.c. oak Welsh dresser. Three drawers over a cupboard base with three dummy drawer fronts. Well proportioned rack, breakfront base with quarter columns, oak sides, original floor and backboards, original knobs and feet. The unusual inlaid door panels, diamond escutcheons and breakfront design point to it originating on the isle of Anglesy off the coast of North West Wales c.1830. Excellent condition, keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 67″, depth 21″, height 84″.
An interesting counterpoint to the Victorian inlaid side cabinet listed earlier today is this unusual English art nouveau version c.1900. Essentially the same piece of furniture in mahogany rather than rosewood but here decorated with art nouveau motifs in beautiful inlay and marquetry work. With good copper handles repeating the pierced canopy, slender turned columns and square legs terminating in a flared foot. Excellent condition, retaining the original velvet lining, bevelled glass and mirror. The central drawer carries the original makers label of T.Winson of Liverpool. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 54″, depth 14″, height 73″.
New for today this handsome little late 19th.c. inlaid rosewood mirror back display side cabinet. A useful size, just four feet wide, and a very high quality example of the form; with very good inlays, original brass galleries and bevelled glass. Good condition, key supplied.
Dimensions: width 48″, depth 15″, height 75″.
Photos here of a selection of carved stands currently in stock. Ideal for lamps, jardinieres or for displaying vases and busts or just for filling that awkward corner in a room. Three good late 19th.c. oriental carved rosewood marble top stands (check the ‘other tables’ page on the website for their individual details). Also an unusual 19th.c. triangular walnut three tier stand with carved columns. Of uncertain origin, possibly continental, but carrying a label from Arthur Newbery of Reading, a high end antiques and decorative retailer of the early 20th century. Also pictured here a very handsom unsigned English bronze bust of a boy c.1930.