Loads of useful storage space inside this large mid 19th.c. mahogany chest of drawers c.1860. Two short drawers over three long drawers of graduated depth, with a very large bottom drawer for linens etc which continues into the plinth. With particularly well figured flame mahogany veneers arranged in a symmetrical pattern across the drawer fronts. Deep moulded top, rounded front corners, turned knobs and bun feet. Solid mahogany drawer linings. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 48″, depth 21″, height 48″.
Small late 19th.c. cast iron stick and umbrella stand c.1880. Decorative pierced back panel intricately cast with flower heads, a shaped rail and moulded plinth base with removable drip tray. Maker unknown but with the serial number 259 impressed on the underside of the base and again on the drip tray. Excellent condition, later overpainted in black gloss.
Dimensions: width 23″, depth 9″, height 34″.
Unusual pair of copper fireside buckets c.1920. Ideal for coal or logs or even as jardinière for large house plants perhaps. 11″ diameter buckets with handles, each held in a wrought iron basket (possibly of a later date) with scrolling decoration and painted black. Typical wear to the buckets but generally very good condition.
Overall dimensions: diameter 15″, height 13″.
Three large reconstituted stone garden urns. 18″ diameter urns of fluted Classical form decorated front and rear with flowers and pairs of male heads to each side. Presented on 17″ tall square plinths with moulded detail to each side. Good condition with some greening and lichen. Some chips to the plinths. Sold complete with fake topiary bushes to each. Available as a pair and one single.
Dimensions: diameter at lip 18″, height including plinth 42″.
A very fine Copeland Parian bust of Princess Louise, sixth child of Queen Victoria, by Mary Thornycroft c.1871. Shoulder length portrait bust of the Princess on a short moulded plinth. Identified as Louise on the front and with an impressed inscription on the rear. Very good condition with just a tiny chip to the plinth at the rear.
Dimensions: width 9″, depth 7″, height 16″.
The British sculptress Mary Thornycroft (1809 – 1895) was a favourite of Victoria who commissioned her to make portrait busts of each of her nine children for special niches at Osbourne House. Princess Louise herself became a very talented artist and sculptress. She studied with Thornycroft, who moved house so Louise could come for tuition. Louise produced the seated marble sculpture of Victoria which stands in Kensington Gardens.
Delightful well-matched pair of mid 19th.c. broad arm Windsor armchairs c.1850. Both with shaped and pierced yew wood backsplats, yew wood top rails, arms and spindles. Over generously proportioned saddle seats one being slightly higher than the other. Raised on turned yew legs and stretchers. Excellent colour and condition cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 26″, depth 24″, height 45″.
Edwardian era dessert service by the French porcelain makers Foecy c.1910. Comprising five raised comport dishes on stems (2 pairs at 2½” and 5½” height plus one larger dish at 6½” height) plus 19 8½” diameter dessert plates and a lidded sauce boat. Remarkably each piece is hand painted with an individual view of a chateau and church buildings with distinctive spire roofs beside a river. It’s quite possible this was a real place and the service was specially commissioned from Foecy by the owners of the estate. Surrounding the painted centre is a broad band of Sevres blue and a gilt edge. With the Foecy mark to the underside of one of the comports. Excellent condition with just a small chip to the edge of one of the plates.
Large Flemish tapestry wall hanging c.1950. Measuring 80″ x 67″ with a romantic scene of a watermill and classical fountain overgrown with rees and plants. With a broad applied acanthus leaf pattern border. Very good condition, the colours attractively muted with age, presented hung on an 88″ long brass pole with finial ends.
Fine pair of early 20th.c. marble tazza garnitures c.1900. 5½” diameter dish with an ormolu flower head at the centre. On a flared stem and heavy shaped plinth with an ormolu frieze across the base and continued on the sides, raised on small brass bun feet. One replacement foot to the rear of both. Otherwise very good condition.
Dimensions: width 5½”, depth 4″, height 7½”.
Unusual little mid 19th.c. bedroom or side chair c.1860. Extraordinary palm shaped backrest and low sprung seat retaining the original tapestry or wool work covers with a needle point design of botanical specimens. Raised on short carved walnut legs with original ceramic castors. Small tear to the upholstery at the front below the seat.
Dimensions: width 24″, depth 31″, height 36″.