Large mid 19th.c. sofa by the celebrated English makers Howard & Sons of London c.1860. A generous two seater with padded and sprung backrest over a sprung seat with loose feather cushions. Upholstered in a modern copy of the original Howard & Sons fabric, featuring the company’s initials in the pattern. Mahogany back legs stamped with serial numbers and retaining the original brass castors also stamped Howard & Sons London. Very good condition with a small repair to the covers at the rear.
Dimensions: width 76″, depth 34″, height 35″.
Unusually large late 18th.c. George III mahogany wine cooler c.1790. Coopered with brass bands, with original brass lions head handles as well as the lead lined interior with space for twelve bottles. The hinged flat top making for a useful side table, all raised on tapering turned legs with original casters.
Dimensions: width 27″, depth 16″, height 28″.
Three early 2oth.c. mahogany stacking office bookcases c.1930. Comprising a pair of matching stacks of five graduated sections plus a taller and slightly shallower stack of six sections. All with matching lift and slide glazed doors with brass knobs, matching cornice pieces and bases with short legs. Original labels for London maker Angus and the Gunn furniture company in the top sections of two of the bookcases. The pair could be rearranged as a taller and shorter stack if preferred. Excellent condition, restored, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: Pair – width 34″, depth 12″, height 77″. Single – width 34″, depth 10″.
Set of six bistro type dining chairs by the celebrated Austrian industrial furniture pioneers Jacob & Joseph Kohn c.1900. Bentwood frames with exceptional pressed back and seat panels featuring a remarkable Renaissance style grotesque design of a bearded green man within a border of fruits and acanthus leaves. Turned detail to the top of the rear stiles and shaped legs. With labels for J&J Kohn of Wsetin to the underside of several of the chairs. Now known as Vsetin (in the Czech Republic) was well known for furniture production, the Thonet brothers also having established a factory there. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Note one of the chairs has a different pattern seat, otherwise identical.
Dimensions: width 16″, depth 19″, height 37½”.
Delightful little Georgian oak bureau c.1780. Useful small size, just over 28″ wide. Open the fall to reveal a fitted interior with pigeon holes, stationery drawers and a couple of cleverly disguised sliding compartments. With three drawers of graduated depth in the base. Mahogany crossbanded fall and drawer fronts with boxwood stringing and brass knobs. Large inlaid ebony escutcheon and canted front corners with carved reeded detail. Raised on attractively shaped turned bun feet front and rear. Solid oak top, fall, drawer fronts and sides, the interior is also in oak. With some earlier repairs and restorations and missing a few portions of the crossbanding and stringing. Otherwise good condition, solid and sturdy with a particularly good colour and patina. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 28½”, depth 18″, height 36″.
Mid 19thc. walnut bookcase c.1870. Two door glazed bookcase top with three adjustable shelves over a two door cupboard base with a single drawer in the waist. Superior quality, being in solid walnut rather than veneered. Crisp ogee cornice with dental frieze, shaped drawer front, raised mouldings and applied carved corbels. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 39″, depth 14″, height 82″.
Unusual early 20th.c. oak hall stand and bench seat c.1910. Six original Art Nouveau style hooks arranged around a central mirror over a small shelf bracket and two shaped raised and fielded panels with carved detail. Box seat with a lift up lid with useful storage below for shoes etc. Flanked with stick or umbrella stands to each side. Overhanging cornice and pierced sides. Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed iin our workshops.
Dimensions: width 47″, depth 14″, height 73″.