Unusually small French couch c.1950. Just 40″ wide, shapely painted wooden frame with carved detail to the top rail and apron. Original and very attractive woven tapestry covers, continued on the rear, and a loose buttoned seat cushion. Very good condition with clean covers.
Dimensions: width 40″, depth 25″, height 33″.
Superb quality Edwardian mahogany three tier side table or buffet c.1910. Serpentine front top with inlaid and crossbanded edge over two drawers and two useful shelves below, also crossbanded to match. Quarter veneered drawer fronts with inlaid stringing and original brass handles. Tapering square legs with lovely inlaid detail to the fronts and ending in a neat spade foot. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 42″, depth 22″, height 42″.
Large Art Deco era nude after the Italian sculptor Ugo Cipriani (1887-1960) c.1930. A rather glamorous female nude, note the styled hair and earrings, posed with drapery and beautifully modelled in terracotta clay. Signed Cipriani at the rear and with a Paris maker’s stamp on the underside. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 27″, depth 12″, height 21″.
Fine collection of three French dressmaker’s mannequins or dummies of various periods from c.1900 to mid 20th.c. An interesting reflection of the changing styles in women’s fashion, notice the differences in the silhouette between the wasp-waisted Edwardian mannequin with its unusual cast iron base, the more ‘boyish’ 1920’s model and the pointer bust of the 1950’s. Maker’s names to each, the two earlier dummies by the famous Stockman of Paris. Good condition with some typical wear.
Dimensions: width 14″, height 63″/64″.
Impressive late 19th.c. gilt framed mirror c.1880. Probably originally intended to sit over the mantle piece in a very grand room, the straight bottom edge means it is also ideal to use stood on the floor as a full length dressing mirror in a shop or bedroom perhaps. Original 40″ x 60″ mirror plate within a wide wooden frame with deep moulded detail and the original gilt finish. Some minor tarnish to the plate, otherwise excellent condition with the original backboards.
Dimensions: width 49″, height 69, depth 3″.
17th.c. oak six plank chest or coffer c.1600. Very sturdily constructed from six 1¼” thick solid oak boards, easily strong enough to sit on and use as a box stool or window seat. Good early look with the decoration restricted to a simple moulded detail and scalloped edge. Iron strap hinges with attractive pointed spade shades ends. Excellent colour and condition with some earlier restorations (the left hand board appears to be a replacement). Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 41″, depth 15″, height 22½”.
19th.c. oil on canvas portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte c.1870. A hand painted copy of the well known original by the French artist Nicolas Toussaint Charlet (1792 – 1845) creator of several famous images of Napoleon. The Emperor stands beside a campfire on a windswept night, his jaw set and his gaze fixed on the horizon. Monogrammed WB and dated 1870 in the lower left hand corner and clearly inscribed on the rear ‘W.Burgess 1870 after Charlet 1821’. Unfortunately there is some damage to the surface of the painting. Presented unframed on the original stretcher.
Dimensions: width 18″, height 22″.
Superb mid 18th.c. French oak dresser base c.1760. Three plank top with a simple moulded edge over three drawers and a two door cupboard fitted with shelves. A fine example of the form, very heavily constructed in solid oak throughout. Lovely moulded drawer fronts and shaped, raised and fielded panelled doors, canted corners and a deep base moulding. Original decorative brass mounts, later knobs. Excellent colour and condition, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 60″, depth 23″, height 41″.
Elegant Regency style overmantle mirror c.1900. Three mirror plates set within a fine mahogany frame with a broad crossbanded and moulded cornice over a flame mahogany veneered frieze. Flanked with cluster columns with turned capitals and carved roundels to the base. Original moulded and ebonised slip frames to each plate. Excellent condition with a couple of repairs to the crossbanding. Cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 48″, depth 6″, height 27½”.