Mid 19th.c. Portrait of a Gentleman.

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Charming mid 19th.c. painting of a gentleman in oil on canvas dated 1857. A friendly looking young gent with a chinstrap beard painted in a slightly naive style, with lovely attention to the detail his embroidered shirt front. Signed A. Loos and dated 1857 in red to the right of the sitter. Presented unframed in good condition, relaid onto a canvas stretcher.
Dimensions: width 20″, height 24″.

Carved Oak Couch.

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Splendid late 19th.c. Renaissance revival carved oak couch c.1890. Upholstered backrest and carved arms with crisp scrolling acanthus leaf detail on shaped supports over a sprung seat. Raised on an exceptional carved oak base with a leaf pattern frieze, legs with lions masks and claw feet joined with an unusual arrangement of shaped and moulded stretchers. Very good condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops, serviceable covers.
Dimensions: width 47″, depth 28″, height 41″.

 

Camphorwood Campaign Chest.

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Late 19th.c. military officer’s campaign chest c.1880. In solid camphorwood, a fragrant and pest resistant timber which helped protect contents during passage, further strengthened with brass corners and bindings. With a flush fitting handle to the lid and heavy duty carry handles to each side. Great colour and character with traces of old newspaper photographs inside the lid. Excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 38″, depth 19″, height 18″.

Large Stacking Office Bookcase.

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Early 20th.c. oak stacking office bookcase by the English makers Minty of Oxford c.1920. Five three-door stacks of graduated height, the bottom section is also slightly deeper. Solid oak sides, doors with unusual leaded glass panels within oak surrounds each with the original brass knobs. Shaped cornice to the top section, carved beading and a moulded plinth. Original makers label. Excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 52½”, depth at base 12″, height 68″.

Taxidermy Ram’s Head.

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Splendid taxidermy ram’s head c.1980. A fine specimen with an impressive set of horns and good quality taxidermy with glass eyes. Mounted onto an oak shield shaped board. Label for Snowdonia Taxidermy Studios Llanrwst on the rear. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 14″, depth 11″, height 15″.

Mahogany Chiffonier Side Cabinet.

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Very useful mid 19th.c. mahogany chiffonier side cabinet c.1860. With two drawers and two cupboards below, the left hand one is fitted with a deep drawer for bottles. With particularly well figured flame mahogany veneers to the front. Shaped drawer fronts, arched door panels with raised mouldings and crisp applied acanthus leaf carvings. Remove the bottle drawer to reveal a secret compartment hidden in the side (for the really good stuff perhaps!). Solid mahogany sides and drawer linings. With a couple of small repairs to the veneers, otherwise excellent condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 54″, depth 17″, height 35½”.

Cute!

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Delightful little mid 19th.c. mahogany metamorphic child’s high chair and table c.1840. Chair design copied from the classic scroll arm chairs of the period with a shaped backrest, carved stretcher and turned front legs. With a removable bar across the front to help keep the child in place. Square table also in solid mahogany with turned legs. Note the raised edge to stop things rolling off the sides. The chair attaches to the base with a threaded bolt through the centre stretcher to make a high chair (seat height 24″), or they can be split apart to make a lovely little table and chair set. Superb condition with original fittings and seat pad.
Dimensions: chair – width 15″, depth 14″, height 22″. Table – width 15″, depth 15″, height 15″.

18th.c. Welsh Longcase Clock by Watkin Owen of Llanrwst.

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Brass faced 8 day longcase clock by Wales’ most celebrated clock maker Watkin Owen of Llanrwst c.1780. Lovely Conwy valley oak case featuring a square hood without the architectural pediments found on later Owen clocks, with turned and reeded columns and brass fittings. Long door to the case with a shaped top repeated in the ‘slap-on’ plinth panel, reeded quarter columns and particularly good deep ogee mouldings to the plinth. Retaining the original ogee bracket feet. Eight day brass works featuring Watkin Owen’s trademark fifth pillar and striking the hours on a bell. Simple brass face with separate chapter ring, seconds dial and working date display. Original pierced brass spandrels and steel hands. Attractive engraved detail to the centre and clearly named for Watkin Owen Llanrwst.
Excellent condition, the works have been cleaned and overhauled and are sold with a 12 month guarantee. The case has been cleaned, restored and polished in our workshops. Winder and key supplied.
Dimensions: height 80″, width 20½”, depth 12″.

The Owen family of Llanrwst, a small but historically significant market town in the Conwy valley, are probably the most prolific and best known family of 18th century clockmakers in Wales. Watkin Owen (1755-1809) was aged just 21 when his father, the respected clockmaker John Owen, died. After establishing himself as head of the business, he improved and refined his father’s works, adding a fifth pillar to the movement and producing a remarkable number of clocks of consistently high quality and reliability housed in excellent regional cases. For more information about Watkin Owen you can’t beat the remarkable study of his output which makes up the bulk of Colin and Mary Brown’s book The Clockmakers of Llanrwst.

Art Deco Chrome Standard Lamp.

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Super stylish Art Deco or Modernist standard lamp c.1930. Superb machine age aesthetic, the bulb raised on a square column in chrome with shaped detail at the base evocative of the skyscraper designs of the period. On an ebonised plinth with chrome bracket feet. Excellent condition, cleaned and rewired and sold with a PAT test certificate.
Dimensions: height to bulb 63″, width 12″, depth 12″.

 

Rosewood Sofa Table.

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Exceptional quality Sheraton style rosewood sofa table c.1950. Top with the folding ends typical of the form with well figured veneers laid in a symmetrical pattern within a crossbanded edge with inlaid ebony and boxwood stringing and a satinwood border. Over two oak lined drawers to the front with matching veneers and inlaid details which are repeated on the rear. Raised on square column supports joined with a turned stretcher and outswept legs all with the same inlaid stringing. On neat little brass castors. Excellent condition, and a lovely bright honey colour. Cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 37″/60″, depth 24″, height 28″.