Very Small Regency Rosewood Chiffonier.

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Beautiful little Regency period rosewood and marble top chiffonier side cabinet c.1820. Unusually small, just 33″ wide. Original white marble top with thumb moulded edge over two slim drawers and a two door cupboard. A particularly good looking cabinet with well figured rosewood veneers to the front and sides, pleated silk door panels behind diamond pattern brass grills, flanked with turned and carved faux columns. Unusual anthemion motif brass mounts to the drawer fronts and raised on carved and gilded claw feet. A few small nicks to the edges of the marble and some marks to the silk. Otherwise excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied for both the drawers and the cupboard.
Dimensions: width 33″, depth 14″, height 35″.

Welsh Coffer Bach

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Delightful little mid 18th.c. Welsh oak coffer bach c.1760. Just over two feet wide, hinged lid chest with a single drawer below. Three square raised and fielded panels to the front, slab sides and backboard. Applied base moulding  and unusual carved detail to the feet. Later strap hinges and missing the lock, otherwise excellent colour and condition.
Dimensions: width 25½”, depth 12″, height 17″.

Portrait of Sir Joseph Dobbie by Cowan Dobson.

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Fine portrait in oil on canvas of the Scottish Liberal MP Sir Joseph Dobbie (1862-1943) by the acclaimed portrait painter Cowan Dobson c.1915. Shown half length in typical Edwardian morning dress, staring out of the canvas through a pair of distinctive gold pince nez spectacles.  Clearly signed by Cowan Dobson and dated ’15 in the lower left hand corner. Excellent condition repaired and relaid onto canvas and presented in a good quality gilt frame. With the original presentation plaque preserved on the rear detailing the gift of the painting to Sir Joseph himself by the Royal Scots Recruiting Committee in recognition of his public service during the First World War.
Dimensions: width 31″, height 36″, depth 3″.
Cowan Dobson (1894-1980) was one of Scotland’s best known portrait painters of the first half of the 20th.c. As well as military and political figures he made a successful career painting the portraits of the fashionable young women of London society. His works can be found in the collection of National Galleries Scotland.

Georgian Welsh Dresser Base.

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Very pretty George III Welsh oak open dresser base c.1800. Plank top with a moulded edge over three large drawers with mahogany crossbanded and cockbeaded drawer fronts and brass handles. Over a particularly attractive shaped apron, continued on the sides, and raised on carbriole front legs and turned back legs. Some earlier repairs and restorations. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 79″, depth 20″, height 28½”.

Marble & Chrome Coffee Table.

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Very stylish 20th.c. marble and chrome coffee table c.1970. Particularly good marble with grey and white figuring against a deep purple ground and canted corners. On a chromed metal base with the legs set at an angle at each corner. Light scratching to the marble as shown here and a very small chip to one corner. Otherwise very good condition, original throughout.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 20″, height 13½.

 

Late 19th.c. Tall Ship Diorama.

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Fabulous large late 19th.c. maritime diorama c.1880. Very nearly three feet long, depicting a four masted tall ship under a splendid full spread of 36 wooden sails. With lifeboat, anchor and guardrails and flying the red ensign together with various signal flags. Distinctive green and yellow paintwork to the hull and red portholes. On a choppy moulded plaster sea, accompanied by a smaller gaff rig sloop (with the number 1896 on the sail) and a twin funnel steamer. Backboards and sides painted with blue sky and clouds, with a lighthouse in the rear right hand corner. Presented behind glass in a wooden case with moulded frame. Superb condition, the case has been opened and the inside of the glass cleaned in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 35″, depth 7″, height 21″.

 

Adjustable Reading or Music Stand.

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Splendid mid 19th.c. adjustable chair side reading or music stand c.1870. Walnut book holder (14″ x 10″) with brass page stays, height and angle adjustable with a lockable ball and socket joint at the rear and a movable joint in the arm, itself mounted on a telescopic brass column. On a crisply cast heavy iron base for stability with lion’s paw feet. Excellent original condition.
Dimensions: width 14″, depth 14″, height 32″ – 57″.

 

Georgian Tripod Table with Birdcage Movement.

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Fine late Georgian mahogany tilt-top tripod table c.1800. Solid single piece mahogany top, of 27″ diameter with a rounded edge. On a revolving ‘birdcage’ movement with lovely little turned columns, the top can also be tipped to vertical and, quite unusually, retains the original brass catch. Raised on a crisply turned column and shaped tripod legs with pointed feet. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: diameter 27″, height 27½”.

Red Leather Desk Chair.

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Good looking revolving leather desk chair by the quality British makers Reprodux c.1990. Buttoned backrest, arms and seat cushion all upholstered in a rich ox-blood red leather. Shaped mahogany arms with carved deatil. The seat revolves on a five leg base with castors. Conforms to modern fire regulations. Unfortunately it seems the rise and fall mechanism is no longer working.

Dimensions: width 26″, depth 24″, height 36″.

Oval Rosewood Writing Table.

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Unusual mid 19th.c. rosewood table c.1860. Oval top with particularly well-figured rosewood veneers arranged in a symmetrical pattern on mahogany groundwork. With a gracefully shaped and crossbanded edge and a moulded apron with carved acanthus leaf detail. Raised on exceptional solid rosewood pedestal supports and shaped legs with floral detail and scroll feet on white pot castors.  Unusually for this style of table the arrangement of the legs without a connecting stretcher means it is ideal for use as a writing table. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 60″, depth 43″, height 30″.