Pair of Parquetry Side Tables.

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Very smart pair of mid 20th French parquetry side tables c.1950. Ideal as bedsides or either side of a sofa perhaps. Of identical dimensions one with three slim drawers the other with a single drawer and open shelf below. Decorative parquetry work tops, sides and drawers fronts in symmetrically arranged kingwood veneers. With raised sides to the tops, original gilded brass laurel wreath handles and slim tapering legs with brass mounts to the feet. Oak drawer linings makers label for Haentges Freres of Paris. Very good condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 17″, depth 12″, height 29½”.

Carved Oak Settle.

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Seventeenth century carved oak settle or hall bench c.1890.  Tall backrest angled for comfort, with eight crisply carved panels set within moulded rails. Shaped arms on turned supports over a broad seat with a thumb moulded edge and apron carved with a repeating arch detail. Raised on turned and block legs and stretchers. Solid oak throughout. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 61″, depth 23″, height 49″.

Pair of Marble Top Side Cabinets.

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Superb pair of French oak and marble top side cabinets c.1900. Beautifully figured inch-thick rose marble tops with rounded corners and thumb moulded edges. Over two door cabinets with two drawers in the waist. Crisply carved detail to the corners, drawer fronts and centre. Raised and field door panels and drawer fronts and moulded plinths, raised on slim turned feet. Original gilded brass handles and escutcheon plates. Solid oak sides, drawer linings and back panels.  Excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops, keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 50″, depth 32″, height 38″.

Plaster Bust of a Lady.

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Large Edwardian era painted plaster bust of a Renaissance lady by the French sculptor Leon Noel Delagrange (1872 – 1910). Shoulder length bust of a young woman in 16th.c. dress and cap. Unusually posed with down cast eyes and a slight smile. Clearly signed Delagrange on the rear. One quite large chip to the front and a few smaller knocks, all to the bottom edge. Otherwise excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 22″, depth 8″, height 17″.
As well as being a prolific and successful sculptor Delagrange was amazingly also a pioneer of early aviation. He established a new world aviation speed record of 45 miles an hour on 30th December 1909. Sadly he was killed in an aircrash just a few days later.

Rosewood Bookshelves.

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Mid 19th.c. rosewood open bookcase c.1840. Well figured top with cross banded edge and apron. Over an open bookcase with two adjustable shelves. Flanked with a pair of turned columns with carved capitals and raised on a moulded plinth. Excellent colour and condition with some earlier alterations, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 16″, height 37½”.

 

Pair of Marble Urn Garnitures

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Fabulous pair of large late 19th.c. marble and ormolu mounted garnitures c.1880. Standing 19″ tall, of Classical urn form in beautifully figured and polished salmon pink coloured marble. Ormolu pineapple finials, ram’s heads and laurel leaf mounts with the original gilding. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 5½”, depth 4½”, height 19″.

Large 19th.c. Portrait.

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Large mid 19th.c. portrait of a gentleman in oil on canvas. c.1870. Half length portrait of a sturdy looking old gent sat in a high back buttoned leather chair. Artist and sitter are not recorded but, rather than the aristocratic air of most period portraits, the subject here looks more like a working man. Wearing a very dark green/blue frock coat, black waistcoat and white frilled shirt with a black necktie. The black cap with polished peak is a rare feature in such a portrait suggesting perhaps a maritime background, though the only other clues as to his profession would seem to be the book (the bible perhaps?) upon which his left hand rests. Presented in the original frame with moulded and gilded detail. Excellent original condition.
Dimensions: width 36″, height 41″, depth 2″.

 

 

Crossbanded Oak Chest of Drawers.

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Lovely early 19th.c. oak chest of drawers c.1810. Solid oak top with a mahogany crossbanded border with inlaid stringing and a thumb moulded edge. Over two short and three long drawers of graduated depth with cockbeaded fronts also inlaid and crossbanded to match. With original brass swan neck handles. Flanked with a pair of turned quarter columns to the front corners with an inlaid detail below. Solid oak sides, ogee base moulding and original bracket feet. Excellent condition with particularly good colour.
Dimensions: width 44″, depth 20½”, height 35″.

Japanese Lion & Tiger Embroidered Panels.

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Very unusual pair of large early 20th.c. Japanese silk panels embroidered with scenes of lions and tigers c.1920. 29″ x 46″ panels, one with a pair of tigers beside a steam amongst jungle foliage, the other with a male and female lion surrounded by palm trees. Each with an embroidered signature in one of the lower corners. Quite faded and worn in places. Presented on wooded stretchers with simple pine frames. Pattered lining fabric on the reverse.

Tall Office Bookcase.

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Smart Edwardian mahogany office bookcase c.1905. Tall two-door cabinet fitted with five adjustable shelves of useful depth, big enough for box files. Moulded cornice over two long glass doors with a very elegant and unusual design in the glazing bars. Original brass handle and catch, solid mahogany sides and tall moulded plinth. Excellent condition, restored cleaned and polished in our workshops.

Dimensions:Dimensions: width 47″, depth 16″, height 83½”.