More great vintage leather worn to a beautiful patina by years of careful use. A superb pair of Edwardian oak framed armchairs with adjustable reclining backs with original leather upholstery.
Friday, 29 May 2009
Here are two recent purchases which complement each other well. A large oak drawer leaf table with well carved cup and cover base and a great set of eight oak dining chairs with red leather seats. Good sets of 8 chairs are quite hard to find, especially so in oak.
Table £895. Chairs £995.
Table £895. Chairs £995.
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
A splendid relic of an age when international travel meant months of travel rather than hours, this large and heavy brass bound mahogany trunk would make a fine coffee table with ample storage. Although it carries the scars of its travelling years it is in good solid condition retaining all its original bindings and its two solid brass handles. The best feature, however, must be the original labelling on the lid which reads 'E.J Lawder Esqr. c/o Messers W. Watson & Co. Bombay'. Lawder was the editor of the Anglo-Indian Review, the journal of the Anglo-Indian Empire League. It seems he survived his years in Bombay to make the return journey, as in a less professional hand someone has crossed out 'Bombay' and added 'London' to the address.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
New for today this large Edwardian inlaid mahogany display cabinet c.1905. Superb quality cabinet making with excellent inlays and stringing. Repolished and relined in our workshops. Good proportions being 53" wide but only 13" deep.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
Purchased locally yesterday this early 19th.c. oak Welsh dresser. With a well proportioned rack with good wide back boards, original knobs (including the one shown as missing on the photo) and feet. The diamond shaped inlay detail on the rack is typical of furniture made at Talwrn on the island of Anglesey c.1810. In need of a good clean and polish but otherwise complete and in good condition.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Here are a few shots of one of the more unusual pieces of furniture to come into stock recently. Superb quality Adams style Edwardian mahogany cabinet with unusual brass work and applied molding on each of the doors. With a fitted interior featuring drawers and pigeon holes. One side features decorative coat hooks, the other has racks for shelf brackets.
Another small oak chest of drawers for the blog today, Friday's offering having sold already. This one is slightly taller but still only 38" wide. Dating from the early years of the 19th.c. it has the classic drawer formation of two over three, is raised on good high feet and the drawers feature the original blue lining paper - a common feature of late Georgian furniture.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Whilst the our warehouse showroom might not be the most elegant building it is big enough to allow us to display very large pieces of furniture. A case in point is this huge late 19th.c. pollard oak pedestal sideboard which has arrived today. Measuring an impressive 7'6" wide it is fitted with slides in the left hand pedestal and a deep bottle drawer in the right. With the original mirror.
Friday, 8 May 2009
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
We are all drooling here in the shop over this superb pair of early 19th.c. Windsor chairs which have arrived this afternoon. Windsors are always attractive chairs but it's the details which lift these out of the ordinary. The arms, top rail and back splat of these chairs are yew wood, as is the bowed 'crinoline' stretcher -itself a notable feature. Yew is very slow growing meaning it is rare in furniture, has a beautiful colour and grain and is especially sought after in Windsors. Add to this the graceful shape of the splat, the fact they are a pair and the excellent original condition and you can understand why we are so keen.
Friday, 1 May 2009
New on the floor this afternoon having been through the workshop, this quality mid Victorian, four door, mahogany inverted breakfront chiffonier sideboard c.1860. Good colour and condition, oak drawer linings, keys supplied. A handsome and very useful piece of furniture.