Fantastic Victorian mahogany military campaign bed c.1870. Of ingenious patented design by Robinsons & Sons of Ilkley it can be used flat or raised to various positions at both ends to make a very comfortable chaise longue or daybed. The frame hinges in the centre and the legs unscrew so it would take up minimum space in an officer’s baggage train. Superb quality with solid mahogany frame, brass hinges each stamped for Robinsons, coiled steel webbing and the original brass castors (also stamped) with rubberised wheels. Brass and enamel maker’s labels to the underside. Some repairs to the webbing, otherwise excellent condition. Sold with a long seat pad and two matching cushions in a yellow and blue striped fabric.
Dimensions length 77″, depth 22″.
Beautiful pair of Japanese Meiji period panels c.1890. Decorated with scenes of two large birds perched on tree branches whilst smaller finches flit around them. Carved with infinite skill in ivory or bone and laid onto a blue lacquered ground. Extraordinary detail to the feathers, tree bark and leaves and great use of negative space. With a carved signature seal to both panels and paper labels to the rear. Good original condition with some minor wear and one quite deep scratch to the background on one panel. Presented in later gilt frames, ready to hang.
Dimensions: width 20″, height 32″, depth 1″.
Two fine quality late 19th.c. folding Sutherland tables. Ideal for small properties, they make useful supper tables for four people but with their tops folded they are just 11½” wide (at the feet).
A fine example of the form in lovely honey coloured walnut c.1880. With solid leaves over barley twist and bobbin turned legs and stretchers, retaining the original brass castors. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Slightly smaller table in mahogany c.1890. Solid leaves with a thumb moulded edge over turned legs joined with hinged stretchers (an unusual design detail). Shaped feet for extra stability when folded. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: Walnut – width 42″/11½ (at foot), depth 36″, height 28″. Mahogany – width 36″/ 11½” (at foot), depth 36″, height 28½”.
Collection of fourteen wooden windows each with multiple leaded glass panels c.1920. Lovely hand made coloured glass pieces and ripple glass. All panels are complete with no cracks to the glass.
Dimensions including frames: 20½” x 26″ (x2), 19″ x 32″, 19″ x 28″, 19″ x 19½” (x2), 20½” x 20″ (x2), 19″ x 31½” (x2), 19″ x 37½” (x2), 19″ x 50″, 19″ x 32″.
Superb quality walnut Edwardian Arts & Crafts influence combination wardrobe and linen press c.1905. Full length hanging to the left hand side whilst the right is fitted with a large shelf and four slides. With four large drawers in the base. A very stylish looking wardrobe with a flared and moulded cornice over a run of four five-panelled doors. Retaining the original repoussé brass strap hinges, handles and backplates throughout (repair to one door handle), the spade and heart shapes typical motifs of the Arts & Crftas style. Solid walnut front and sides, mahogany drawer linings. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Note the wardrobe splits into three pieces plus the cornice for ease of delivery.
Dimensions: width 87″, depth 24″, height 85″.
Collection of three watercolour paintings on board by the celebrated garden painter George Samuel Elgood (1856-1943). Elgood is probably best known for his collaboration with Gertrude Jekyll for their book Some English Gardens published in 1904. He established his reputation and career painting the gardens found at English country houses in the decades before the first world war.
Of the three watercolours here the view of an extraordinary topiary hedge with hills beyond is most typical of his work. The others, of the Strid in Bolton Wood and a carpet of bluebells, being of less formal landscapes. Each is signed in the picture, the view of the hedge is also dated 1911, and presented in a period card frame. Some foxing to the formal garden view and fading to the view of bluebells.
Dimensions (excluding mount): Formal garden – 14″ x 10″, The Strid 14″ x 9″, Bluebells 14″ x 7″.
Large mahogany double sided ‘partners’ pedestal desk c.1960. 60″ x 41″ top with a very dark green leather writing surface over three drawers on both sides. Pedestals with drawers to one side and cupboards on the other, raised on large brass castors. 24″ x 27″ kneehole. The bottom drawer to the right hand pedestal is double depth for files etc. A smart looking desk; raised and fielded panels, doors and drawers fronts in solid mahogany, fluted detail to the uprights, brass swan neck handles. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 60″, depth 41″, height 30″.
Very impressive pair of tall Gothic brass table lamps c.1930. Measuring 32″ to the bulb with tapring hexagonal columns cast in heavy gauge brass with Gothic tracery detail and large moulded plinths. Some minor wear and tarnish, otherwise excellent condition. Cleaned and rewired and sold with a PAT test certificate.
Height to bulb 32″, width 8″, depth 7″.