Arts & Crafts Hall Seat.

Delightful little Edwardian Arts and Crafts style oak hall seat c.1910. Four panel back with heart shaped detail and a lift up seat with lots of useful storage below. Excellent colour and condition. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 21″, height 44″

arts and crafts settle

Pray & Work!

Stunning little late 19th.c. Welsh spinning chair with extensive pen work decoration, a heart-shaped cut out and raised on bobbin turned legs. Together with the unusual coat of arms on the backrest is the motto ‘Ora et Labora’ which translates as Pray & Work – actually not a bad motto for surviving life in the antique trade!
Dimensions: width 12″, depth 16″, height 38″.

Vintage Table Lamps.

Photos here of several good pairs of mid 20th.c. table lamps which have arrived over recent weeks. Also a very unusual distressed painted spelter puttee and shell lamp c.1930. All have been re-wired and are sold together with a PAT test certificate.


Victorian Patchwork Beadspread.

I don’t think we have ever had a better piece of patchwork than this fantastic 19th.c. double bedspread. Measuring 76″ x 88″ and made of hundreds of hexagonal pieces of fabric on a paisley backing cloth with lace edge. Quilts of this age were made from scraps of fabric salvaged from worn clothing and as such it features a remarkable variety of colours and patterns. A beautiful piece of genuine folk art in very good condition, some wear to the reverse.

antique patchwork quilt

Elm Dresser Base.

Rare early 19th.c. dresser base in elm rather than the more commonly seen oak c.1810. Superbly figured timber mellowed to a very attractive honey colour. Three deep drawers over a shaped apron, square tapered legs and shaped sides. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and restored in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 78″, depth 18″, height 33″.

Most Unusual Item of the Week!

In a good week for unusual items surely the oddest yet is this massive late 19th.c. taxidermied elephant’s foot! Not quite sure what you do with it but it’s certainly a remarkable object. Excellent condition with original stitching.
Dimensions: width 10″, depth 18″, height 15″.

elephant's foot

Scumbled Pine Box.

Attractive 19th.c. painted pine blanket box c.1860 with a drawer in base. With original ‘scumbled’ finish painted to resemble more expensive timbers to all four sides plus both sides of the lid. Very good unrestored condition, original locks, hinges and handles.
Dimensions: width 35″, depth 21″, height 27″.


Clutch Bag and ‘Flapper’ Necklace c.1920.

Glamorous 1920’s black velvet clutch bag or purse embroidered in silver thread with a stunning design of a peacock and highly stylized plant forms. Also shown here a 6′ long beadwork scarf or unjoined necklace from the same period made of eight strings with thousands of tiny translucent glass and silver beads with long tasseled ends.