Beautiful pair of Meiji period Japanese decorative panels c.1890. Each with a single large chrysanthemum, the symbol of the Japanese Imperial family, carved in high relief from bone or ivory and presented against a black lacquered ground. Superb detail, note the moth at the centre of one of the flower heads. Presented in their original lacquered frames. Good condition with some minor old damage.
Dimensions: width 14″, height 21″, depth 2½”.
Handsome little George III mahogany side table or lowboy c.1800. Just 36″ wide with a single piece solid mahogany top over two short drawers and one long. Raised on square legs with Chippendale style pierced brackets to the front and sides and chamfered inside corners. Cockbeaded drawer fronts with original brass handles. Solid mahogany sides. Very good colour and condition, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 36″, depth 17″, height 28½”.
Fine example of the classic late Georgian oak writing bureau c.1800. Open the fall to reveal a good sized writing surface with a fresh green leather skiver and a particularly good fitted interior. Featuring six pigeon holes, twelve small drawers and a central lockable compartment, plus various cleverly hidden extra little drawers. Unusual configuration of drawers to the base, with two long drawers of graduated depth below a shorter top drawer flanked with two set of two smaller drawers – the top ones acting as supports when the fall is open. Mahogany crossbanded fall and drawer fronts retaining a majority of original brass handles and escutcheon plates (note some missing portions of the back plates and the bottom drawer escutcheon plate appears to be a replacement). Raised on shaped bracket feet front and rear. Solid oak top, fall, drawer fronts and sides, the interior is also in oak. Excellent colour and condition, restored, cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Keys supplied for the fall and the small internal compartment.
Dimensions: width 38″, depth 21″, height 43″.
Superb mid 19th.c. French marble top centre table or Gueridon c.1860. Exceptional and original 39¼” diameter ambergris grey/brown marble top featuring a broad shaped edge crisply carved with concentric rings to stop spilt drinks from running over the side. Over a mahogany veneered apron and raised on a particularly good mahogany base with a turned and reeded pedestal on carved tripod legs with scrolling detail and the original wooden castors. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: diameter 39¼”, height 29″.
Very smart Art Deco oak hall stand c.1930. Chrome hat rack with four sliding hooks over four double hooks for coats etc around an oval mirror at the centre. With a small glove drawer and a useful cupboard below, both retaining the original deco handles, flanked with chromed stays for slicks and umbrellas. Panelled oak surround with a shaped cornice and carved art deco floral detail. Excellent original condition, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 41″, depth 12″, height 81″.
Large early 20th.c. extending oak drawer leaf dining table c.1930. Inch-thick parqutry work top with matching 29″ long leaves extending from each end to comfortably seat 10. On a heavy solid oak base with crisply carved cup and cover legs joined with moulded stretchers and raised on bun feet. Excellent colour condition, very solid and sturdy, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: length 66½”–14, depth 124″, height 30″.
Very impressive large mid 19th.c. Gothic revival oak and marble top dressing table by the acclaimed cabinet makers Lamb of Manchester c.1870. Tall dressing mirror within a carved and inlaid frame, angle adjustable on turned and inlaid column supports. Over a beautiful 1¼” thick grey marble top with canted front corners and a moulded edge with three drawers below. With three drawers of graduated depth to the left hand pedestal and a cupboard to the right, with a good sized kneehole in between. Gothic revival inlaid detail across the front and retaining the original Gothic pattern brass handles. Fabulous quality, typical of this high-end maker, the sides drawer linings and backboards are all in solid oak. Clearly stamped for Lamp of the top of the middle drawer front. Some scratches to the mirror which is original but could be easily changed if preferred. Otherwise excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 62″, depth 25″, height 71″.
Unusually slim mid 20th.c. mahogany bow front pencil bookshelves c.1960. Just 17″ wide, with four adjustable shelves over a useful little cupboard in the base. Shaped top in flame mahogany, with further flame mahogany veneer to the door front, within an inlaid and crossbanded border. Solid mahogany sides. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions width at foot 17″, depth 7½”, height 74″.
A fine set of six William IV mahogany dining chairs c.1830. With broad shaped top rails carved with acanthus leaf detail over carved stile tops and back stretchers. Upholstered seat pads raised on turned and reeded front legs. Some old knocks and wear above the front legs, typical of use. Otherwise excellent original colour and condition, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Seat pads have been freshly upholstered in a pale oatmeal tweed.
Dimensions: width 19½”, depth 18″, height 36″.