Following on London bus style from yesterday’s fold-over table here is another one! Similar age, c.1790, with the same shaped leg and pad foot. Half moon shape, opening up to make a round supper or card table. Unusually, the lower leaf also lifts to reveal a well below for storage. Superb timber, typical of the quality available to Georgian cabinet makers.
Dimensions: width 32″, depth 16″, height 29″.
Large Art Deco frosted glass hanging shade by Sabino of Paris c.1930. Stylish and chunky design. Stamped SABINO 4651 PARIS DEPOSE on the rim. Excellent condition, with original cords, three-bulb light fittings and ceiling hooks. Re-wired and sold together with a PAT test certificate.
Dimensions: diameter: 17″, depth 5″.
Gorgeous little late 18th.c. Georgian mahogany tea table c.1780. Stands flat against a wall as a single drawer side table or fold the top open to allow four people to sit around it as a supper table. Typically elegant Georgian design with tapering legs ending in a good pad foot. Solid mahogany top and oak drawer linings. Excellent unrestored colour and condition, retaining the original handle.
Dimensions: width 30″, depth 15″, height 29″.
Discovered locally and much admired here in the shop today this extraordinary looking item is a 19th.c. Kris (or Keris). Associated with Indonesia and Malaysia the Kris is both a weapon and an object of spiritual significance, the design and manufacture of which was elevated to an art form, with incredible workmanship lavished upon the blade, hilt and and sheath.
As is typical of the form the blade is asymmetrical and wavy, made of steel folded and hammered countless times to add strength and sharpened on both sides. The hilt carries a finely worked gold mount, the handle being an stylised human figure in ivory, curved to fit into the palm of the hand like a pistol to allow extra force to be used in stabbing. The sheath is of wood with the upper part forming a broad hatchet shape, again a typical feature. The sheath is in turn surrounded by a solid silver case in two parts heavily worked with a foliate design featuring fruit, flowers, birds and fish.
Overall length 18″.
Purchased locally, this fantastic mid-century dining suite has had just one owner since it was purchased new in London in 1967. Chrome base dining table with loose smoked glass top plus six supremely comfortable chrome framed armchairs retaining their original upholstery in vivid lime green! Maker unknown but almost certainly Italian. Excellent condition, the table is missing one foot pad.
Dimensions: Table – Length 180cm, depth 90cm, height 70cm. Chairs width 55cm, depth 50cm, height 80cm.
Stylish Art Deco oak display cabinet c.1930. Great modernist design with half moon shaped doors either side of a simple reeded centre panel. With two useful drawers in the base. In very good, unrestored condition, retaining the original glass and handles.
Dimensions: width 48″, depth 19″, height 54″