Friday, 29 January 2010

Georgian Mahogany Press Cupboard.

New for today this fantastic quality Georgian mahogany press cupboard c.1800. Flame mahogany veneers and original inlay on solid mahogany ground work. Oak drawer linings and slides. The drawer knobs are a later addition but match nicely with the turned feet.
Dimensions:width 49", depth 23", height 80".

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Pair Burr Walnut Bedside Chests of Drawers.

Unusual pair burr walnut bedside chests of drawers c.1870. Superb grain in the veneers, original knobs, excellent colour and condition. Restored and repolished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 18", depth 17", height 34".

Early 19th.c Mahogany Bachelor's Chest.

This delightful mahogany bachelor's chest is proof that good design really is timeless. Two hundred years since it was made this simple little chest is still a practical, beautifully proportioned piece of furniture to grace the life of its next owner. The hard wearing oak drawer linings and original brass swan neck handles have withstood the test of time, whilst its small size (less than 3 foot wide) and unfussy lines typical of Georgian cabinet making, mean it will fit easily into any room.
Restored and repolished, original throughout.
Dimensions: width 34", depth 19", height 37".

georgian mahogany chest of drawers
mahogany chest
Georgian furniture

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Edwardian Leather Top Writing Table.

This unusual Edwardian inlaid mahogany leather top writing table is fresh out on the shop floor today. A unique design with hinged 'pockets' on each side for stationery, inks etc and a single mahogany lined drawer in the centre.
Dimensions: width 36", depth 18", height 28".

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

1950's Car Mascot

This wonderful 1950's chrome plated car bonnet mascot is something of a mystery item. The futuristic styling is typically American but we have not been able to identify the manufacturer or the type of car it belongs to. We would love to hear if anyone out there has any ideas. In the meantime it is for sale on here on ebay.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Inlaid Mahogany Card Table c.1810.

This Regency period mahogany fold-over card table is another new arrival here today. With a delicate inlaid detail of leaves and berries around the half-moon table top and rosewood crossbanding. The top opens to for a circular playing surface 36" in diameter. In good, unrestored condition.

Early 19th.c. Cellarette.

New for today this early 19th.c mahogany cellarette c.1820. Designed to hold 9 bottles of wine. Superb colour, with original handles, casters and locks.

wine cooler
mahogany cellarette

Friday, 15 January 2010

Mahogany Bureau Bookcase

A good piece of antique furniture for today's blog. This late 19th.c. mahogany bureau bookcase is a new arrival here at the shop today. Good colour and condition, oak drawer linings, original handles and an exceptionally nice fitted interior behind the fall.

bureau bookcase
antique bureau

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Large Oak Box Settle c.1810.

Restored and repolished and out on the floor this afternoon, here are some new images of our wonderful four panel, early19th.c. oak box settle c.1810.
Dimensions: width 24", depth 24", height 42".

antique box seat
oak box settle
antique settle

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Arts & Crafts Bedroom Suite c.1910.

Here are a few images of the red walnut Arts and Crafts style bedroom suite first listed in December, now restored and repolished and out on the shop floor looking fabulous. Unfortunately we have not been able to identify the manufacturer but is a wonderful example of the style from the very early years of the 20th.c. The delightful pewter and marquetry inlaid panels on the wardrobe doors, suggestive of the work of designers like Charles Rennie Mackintosh, are repeated on the centre drawer of the dressing chest and echoed again in the tulip forms either side of the mirror. Inside the wardrobe is all hanging space and retains its original blue silk lining.
Dimensions: Wardrobe, width 80", depth 20", height 78". Mirror Top Chest of Drawers, width 45", depth 21", height 62".

Victorian Mahogany Writing Desk.

A splendid piece of Victorian design for today's blog. This mid 19th.c mahogany Davenport writing desk was purchased locally and is new on the floor this morning after being restored and repolished in our workshop.

A sloping writing surface which lifts to reveal desk space underneath or can be raised on swivel supports to form a flat working surface. A brass pin on the inside is removed to allow the rear section of the top to lift to reveal a letter rack and ink stand. Below the top on each side are slides perhaps designed to hold a candle stick, a drink or further papers. The base contains a bank of mahogany lined drawers on the right hand side and a single cupboard behind dummy drawer fronts on the left. Well carved details to the front edges, polished on all sides.
Dimensions: width 36", depth 25", height 32".

victorian desk
antique desk
mahogany desk

Monday, 11 January 2010

Mid 19th.c. Ottoman Seat.

Just arrived at the shop this afternoon; this unusual mid 19th.c. serpentine front ottoman bedroom seat with shaped back rest. A mahogany bead at the very foot of the base the only extra detail, otherwise fully upholstered front and back and in great condition.
width 51", depth 28", height 37".

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Mother of Pearl Inlaid Diplay Cabinet & More.

New on the floor this morning is this superb Japanese hardwood display cabinet. With a carved frieze across the top and the base, and lavishly inlaid with mother of pearl it dates from the early decades of the 20th. century. Regular followers of the blog will notice it matches the window table and stools or urn stands listed here late last year. Also included in this remarkable set of furniture, which was purchased locally, is a standard lamp featuring the same pearl inlay. The whole set is pictured below.
Display cabinet £695. Window table £395. Stools £395. Standard lamp £195.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Wintery View of the Warehouse.

Being at sea level this is a rare wintery view of the warehouse taken this morning. Whilst the rest of the county is getting bored with the snow this is the first we have had by the coast. The snow is still falling but we are still open - if no one answers the phone we are all outside building a snowman!

Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year - Storage Issues Solved!

A belated Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you all managed to have some fun in the snow over Christmas.
To get things moving here on the blog in 2010 here is a good sized mid Victorian mahogany chiffonier c.1870. With two drawers above a two door cupboard base, it has loads of useful storage space for all that extra new junk acquired over Christmas. Good colour, restored and repolished in the workshop, key supplied.
Dimensions: width 54" x depth 19" x height 36".