Low Ebonised Cabinet.


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″.

Revolving Desk Chair.


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″.

Low Stool by Arthur Simpson of Kendal.


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 Dresser Base.


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″.



Circular Art Deco Mirror.


Stylish Modernist or Art Deco wall mirror c.1930. At 24″ diameter it’s a little larger than many we see. Copper tinted mirror, cut (in the rear) with a simple design of two sets of four vertical lines and with a bevelled edge. Excellent condition with original fittings, backboard and chain.

Arts & Crafts Tile Top Table.


Edwardian era Arts & Crafts walnut and tile top table or plant stand c.1905. Maker unknown but in the manner of Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple. Top with original bottle green and ochre coloured tiles arranged in a chequerboard pattern set within a walnut frame with moulded edge. Raised on slim legs with bobbin turnings and a pad foot, set at a flared angle for stability and jointed with a useful stretcher shelf, all in solid walnut. With a repair where the shelf meet one leg and a chip to one foot. Otherwise very good condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 22″, depth 16″, height 27″.


Oak Joint Stool


Early 19th.c. oak joint stool c.1810. Fine example of the form with a single piece top with rounded edge raised on four turned and block legs joined with low stretchers. Solid oak throughout, pegged construction. Good colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 18″, depth 12″, height 17½”.

Georgian Mahogany Chest Of Drawers


George III mahogany bachelor’s chest of drawers c.1790. Useful small proportions, just 37″ wide. Solid mahogany top with an applied thumb moulding over four long drawers of graduated depth, the top drawer being divided into three sections, plus a brushing slide. Cockbeaded drawer fronts with brass swan neck handles. Shaped bracket feet front and rear. Mahogany drawer linings and original deal backboards. Excellent condition and lovely mellow colour, simply cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 37″, depth 20½”, height 34½.

French Empire Style Mahogany Bookcase.


Very smart early 19th.c. French Empire style bookcase or side cabinet c.1810. Thick black marble top over a glazed two door cabinet with three adjustable shelves inside. Plus a single drawer hidden in the apron which is held closed on a sprung catch only accessible from inside the bookcase which is itself held closed with an unusual original lock which catches both above and below the right hand door. Well figured mahogany veneers and lovely crisp brass mounts featuring winged lions and eagles heads, Classical/Babylonian motifs typical of the Empire style. Also raised on large carved claw feet. A few very small chips to the marble, otherwise excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 38″, depth 15½”, height 55½”

Brass Dinner Gong on an Oak Stand.


Splendid late 19th.c. dinner gong c.1890.  15″ diameter gong with a patterned face hung on a good quality oak stand with turned supports, reeded detail and bracket feet. Sold complete with original clapper. New hanging cord, otherwise very good original condition.
Dimensions: width 21″, depth 10″, height 36″.