Impressive pair of Edwardian oak waiting room benches c.1910. Just over six feet long and of sturdy construction with solid oak frames. Shaped detail to the top of the rear stiles and arms, raised on tapering square legs. Backrest and seat upholstered with a green faux leather and brass studs. Very good condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 73½”, depth 22″, height 39½”.
Fabulous quality Edwardian mahogany duet stool or window seat c.1905. Freshly upholstered seat pad over a beautifully carved and pierced mahogany apron, repeated on all four sides. Raised on square tapering legs with moulded detail and original castors. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 55″, depth 15″, height 19½”
Late 19th.c. pine tavern type refectory table or sideboard c.1890. Unusually narrow top made from two very attractively figured Scots pine boards. Raised on X frame legs joined to the top with iron braces. At 31½” tall it is a higher than many antique tables. Very good condition, solid and sturdy, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: length 94″, depth 22″, height 31½”
Delightful little mid 19th.c. mahogany three tier stand or drinks table c.1860. Handy small size, with three 15¾” x 15¾” solid mahogany shelves. With crisply turned columns, finials and feet and raised on the original brass cup castors. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width & depth 15¾”, height 37¼”
Superb quality late 19th.c. walnut three door combination wardrobe and clothes press c.1890. With full length hanging behind the right and left hand doors whilst the centre is fitted with four sliding shelves over three drawers. Full length arch top dressing mirror to the centre door. Moulded cornice with a dental frieze, raised and fielded panelled doors with raised mouldings and beautiful carved panels featuring fruiting apple and pear trees. Original brass handles, locks and latches. Solid walnut sides and ash drawer linings. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Splits into three pieces plus cornice and plinth for ease of delivery.
Dimensions: width 82″, depth 24″, height 86″.
Superb quality unusually low late 19th.c. ebonised cabinet by the Liverpool cabinet makers Rumney & Love c.1880. Just 16″ tall and fitted inside with four half-width shelves, probably originally intended for the storage of sheet music big enough for filing sheets of A4 paper. Panelled doors with crisp mouldings and fine carved floral detail to the centre panel. Original gilded brass door fittings, carry handles and black ceramic castors. Panelled sides and rear. Maker’s stamp to the top of the right hand door. Quite a bit of old wear to the top, impressed marks and scratches which are obvious when they catch the light. Otherwise very good condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Note the shelves are loose so can be easily removed if preferred.
Dimensions: width 36″, depth 16″, 22″.
Edwardian desk chair c.1910. Steamed ash backrest and arms with turned spindles over a large shaped seat. Revolves, reclines and is height adjustable on a threaded column and four legged base in oak. Very good condition, backrest and seat worn and faded with age. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 22″, depth 23″, height 30″.
Delightful little English Arts and Crafts stool by the celebrated Cumbrian designer and craftsman Arthur Simpson of Kendal c.1915. Oak frame with tapering legs, chamfered corners at the feet. With original plaited leather seat of dished or concave shape reminiscent of the famous Liberty & Co. Thebes stool. Original maker’s label to the underside and stamped with the design number 7527. Excellent condition.
Dimensions width 16″, depth 12″, height 12″.
Arthur Simpson (1857 – 1922) having served as an apprentice at Gillows in Lancaster returned to his native Kendal to open his first workshop in 1881. Whilst undertaking several ecclesiastical commissions he also produced a range of smaller domestic furniture of traditional form and in 1889 had his first piece accepted into the Arts and Crafts Society Exhibition. Following this his work followed a more deliberate Arts & Crafts direction, perhaps under the influence of his close friend the great Arts & Crafts architect C.F.A. Voysey. Voysey designed a house in Kendal for Simpson who in turn executed several furniture commissions for his friend. Simpson’s best work is celebrated for the purity of its forms and the quality of its materials and manufacture.
Georgian oak three drawer open Welsh dresser base c.1790. Two plank top with carved detail to the edge over three large drawers with cockbeaded fronts, large turned wooden knobs and original brass escutcheon plates. Uncluttered design with a straight apron featuring a simple shaped detail at the centre repeated in the brackets on the sides. Raised on slim tapering square stiles. Lovely early timbers of particularly good colour and grain. Oak panelled sides, single piece elm back board (note the dovetailing into the stiles). Excellent condition, with some old marks and repairs to the top. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 72½”, depth 17″, height 32″.