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″.
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.
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″.
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″.
10″ diameter solid Sterling silver charger engraved with the insignia of RAF Bomber Command, the dates of the second world war and the motto ‘Strike Hard Strike Sure’. Clearly hallmarked on the face for Birmingham 1981, which was the 45th anniversary of the inception of Bomber Command in 1936. Weight 12oz.
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.