Biedermeier Yew Wood Escritoire.

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Stunning early 19th.c. biedermeier escritoire or writing bureau c.1820. Open the fall to reveal a good sized desk with original leather writing surface and a beautiful birch lined interior. With bookshelf and several small drawers plus a couple of secret compartments held closed with a hidden spring catch. Single long drawer above and a two door cupboard in the base, also birch lined and fitted with shelves and another lockable drawer. Original grey marble top with moulded edge. Typical of the biedermeier style applied decoration is forgoed in favour of the timbers used. In this case superbly figured yew wood veneers which are laid in a symmetrical pattern across the front and sides. Fabulous quality, note the remarkable oversized brass locks and unusual pattern keys for security. Oak drawer linings and back panels. Superb colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 41″, depth 19″, height 56″.

 

Large Welsh Fusee Wall Clock.

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Large mid 19th.c. Welsh fusee wall clock by Toleman of Carnarvon (sic) c.1860. Original 16″ diameter white enamel dial with black numerals and hands and named for Toleman. Good quality moulded and crossbanded mahogany surround, original brass bezel and glass. 8 day fusee works with original pendulum.
Dimensions: diameter 22″, depth 6″.

 

Large Mid 19th.c. Cheval Mirror.

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Fine quality mid 19th.c. mahogany full length cheval or dressing mirror on stand c.1840. Original arch top  26″ x 51″  mirror plate in a moulded frame with crisp carved detail at the top. Angle adjustable on a superb solid mahogany frame with twist column supports and stretcher, and topped with tall turned finials. Sleigh feet with scrolling papyrus leaf detail, raised on the original large brass castors. Some light tarnish to the mirror (which could be easily replaced), otherwise excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 38″, depth (at feet) 24″, height 71″.

Biedermeier Chiffonier Side Cabinet.

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Early 19th.c. continental biedermeier chiffonier side cabinet c.1830. Two drawers over a two door cabinet fitted with a single shelf. Exceptionally well figured flame mahogany veneers laid in a symmetrical pattern on solid oak groundwork across the top front and sides. Of singular design, with a concave curved front and carved detail to the centre of the door panels within raised mouldings. Flanked with turned half columns and raised on turned front feet. Oak drawer linings, shelf and backboards. Excellent condition and good mellow colour, attractively faded with age. Cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 46″, depth (at sides) 21″, height 39″.

Adjustable Reading Stand.

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Superb quality Edwardian adjustable reading stand by Foots of London c.1910. Designed to fit beside a chair or bed it can be used as either a flat table or sloped stand for a book, magazine or sheet music. Oak book rest/table with sprung page stays, angle adjustable with a sprung button at the top of the upright, whilst loosening the wing nut at the rear allows it be rotated 90 degrees. Small circular secondary stand, also in oak with raised edge, for a lamp or drink perhaps.  Height adjustable on a heavy cast iron base with ball and claw feet and castors to the front. Excellent condition with original maker’s label to the underside.
Dimensions: width 39″, depth 16″, height 32″- 45″.

Pair of Gilded Stools.

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Unusual pair giltwood stools c.1900. Shapely wooden frames with raised open ends, a carved apron (repeated on both sides) and cabriole legs ending in scroll feet. Upholstered seat pads with very attractive vintage patterned silk covers. Presented unrestored, retaining the original gilding, missing in places. Clean and serviceable covers.
Dimensions: width 26″, depth 15″, height 22″.

Metamorphic Chapel Tables with Benches.

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Sourced locally, we have for sale several sets of these late 19th.c. metamorphic benches and tables by Pearson & Brown of Weaste in Salford, Manchester c.1890. Of ingenious design they can be used as pews or the backrest can be laid flat to make a table surface. Push two sets together to make a splendid picnic/canteen style table and benches (table width 26″). Available in two lengths 70” and 93”. Of superb quality, very robustly constructed from solid pitch pine boards on heavy cast iron frames. Note the slightly dished shape of the seats for extra comfort. Excellent condition, some of the boards carry some graffiti from distracted Sunday school pupils!

Dimensions: length 70″/93″, height 30½”/34″.

Edwardian Mahogany Bookcase.

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Very smart large Edwardian mahogany bookcase c.1910. Tall glazed bookcase top with four adjustable shelves over a low two door cupboard base. Unusual oval glazed panels with slim gracefully shaped glazing bars. Moulded cornice with crisp reeded frieze continued on the sides, symmetrically arranged veneers to the bookcase doors with carved roundels applied at the corners. Flame mahogany cupboard doors with crossbanded edges, raised mouldings and a repeat of the roundels. Raised on a moulded plinth. Solid mahogany groundwork and sides. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.

Dimensions: width 51″, depth 16½”, height 89″.

Pair Of Regency Pedestal Cabinets.

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Superb pair of English Regency mahogany pedestal cabinets c.1820. Just 20” wide, each cabinet has a large drawer over a cupboard fitted with a single shelf. A true pair with left and right hand opening doors. Unusual shaped upstands with lovely carved detail, particularly well figured flame mahogany veneers to the fronts with raised mouldings and crossbanded edges. Flanked with twist carved column uprights and raised on turned and reeded bun feet. Original handles, solid mahogany sides. Repairs to one side of each cabinet, otherwise excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Keys supplied.

Dimensions: width 20″, depth 22½”, height 53″.

Pair of Regency Armchairs

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Stunning matched pair of small Regency era tub armchairs c.1820. Very slight differences in design, one being a little taller than the other. Mahogany frames with gracefully curved backrest and sides. Pierced and swept arm fronts carved with scrolling papyrus leaf detail repeated on the front legs. Backrest and loose seat pad upholstered in a burgundy velvet stripe fabric with patterned braid. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Serviceable covers with only very minor wear.
Dimensions: width 22″, depth 22″, height 31 / 32½”.