Friday, 30 April 2010

Pollard Oak Sideboard by Lamb of Manchester

Superb large late19th.c sideboard by the acclaimed British cabinet makers Lamb of Manchester. Beautifully figured pollard oak veneers with ebonised detailing c.1880. A single long drawer to the centre above a large display recess, cupboards either side fitted with slides and shelves. Unusual applied detail to the door panels, clearly stamped by the manufacturer's on the left hand door. Excellent condition restored and repolished in our workshops. Keys supplied.
James Lamb was established as a cabinet maker in Manchester in 1843 and his firm quickly gained a reputation for the high quality workmanship and materials employed. Lamb supplied furniture for a wealthy clientele in Manchester and other prosperous towns in the North of England.
Dimensions: width 90", depth 28", height 32".

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Late 18th.c. Oak Westmorland Dresser Base. c.1790.

Something special for this afternoon's post. This large three drawer oak dresser base is a substantial piece of Georgian country furniture probably produced in Westmorland (now Cumbria) toward the end of the 18th.c. Oak sides and drawer linings with original oak floor and panelled back. The handles are later replacements probably dating from the late 19th.c. Excellent patina, colour and condition.
Dimensions: length 79", depth 20", height 34".

18th.c Carved Oak Single Drawer Side Table.

Another interesting piece of oak furniture. This heavily carved single drawer side table is fresh on the floor this morning having had a little restoration in our workshop. The superb carved oak panels which form the top, sides, front and back of the table are 18th.c and probably began life in another form (possibly a 'bible box'). It achieved it's current appearance with the addition of bobbin turned legs and scratch carved stretchers at some point in the early 19th.c.
Dimensions: width 31", depth 22", height 27"

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Antique Child's Armchair.

Much ooh-ing and aah-ing here this morning with the arrival of this perfect late 18th.c child's chair c.1790. A delightful miniature version of a ladder back armchair, just 26" tall complete with beautifully turned front stretcher and legs, crook arms, turned finials to the tops of the back rest, pad feet and a shaped front edge to the seat. Completely original throughout, in great condition and stunning colour.
Dimensions: width 16" depth 11" height 26".

child's chair
antique child's chair
child's armchair

Small Edwardian Mahogany Bookcase

New on the shop floor this morning after a brief spell in the workshop is this Edwardian mahogany bookcase of unusually small proportions. Nice panelled cupboard base and stained glass in the top. Just 44" wide, 12" deep and 74" tall. Great condition, keys supplied.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Early 18th.c. Oak Lowboy.

Pictured here is a delightful early 18th.c. oak lowboy c.1720 which arrived with various other bits of good oak and country furniture on Friday. The shaped apron and sides, turned legs, elm drawer linings and the unusual flat X-shaped stretcher are all attractive features which make it stand out from the average side table.

Antique Chairs

A couple of images here of various good period chairs in oak and mahogany which have recently come into stock. All with great character and colour and dating from the first half of the 19th.c . A well chosen chair of good proportions and colour is a great way to give a room an antique accent without spending a fortune. They are practical and beautiful object always in demand with collectors and dealers.
Various prices - please contact us for details.

1920's Shop Display Counter.

An unusual item to start this weeks blog. This 1920's brass framed shop display counter is new in today. Measuring an impressive 72" x 21" x 36" and in good condition with all glazing intact.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Salvatore Melani Art Deco Figure.

A bit of vintage glamour here for today's blog. A beautiful large Art Deco period painted plaster figure of a dancer by the short lived Italian sculptor Salvatore Melani (1902-1934). Measuring an impressive 36" long by 19" tall. In good unrestored condition, clearly signed and numbered.

Art Deco Figure
Salvatore Melani figure

Set of Early 19th.c. Dining Chairs.

Good quality set of 6 William IV mahogany dining chairs with unusual carved back rests c.1830. Restored and repolished in our workshops. The seat pad lifts out for simple reupholstery - please contact us if you would like a quote for recovering the seats.

mahogany dining chairs

antique dining chairs

antique chairs

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Pair Mid 19th.c. Portraits

Superb pair of mid 19th.c. large country house portraits. In oil on canvas in their original gilded gesso frames. Unfortunately the identity of the subjects is not known. Signed by the artist H.G. Smith and dated 1855.
Dimensions: 46" x 38".

Carved Box Settle.

This unusual carved box settle with lift up seat arrived late yesterday afternoon. Probably dating from the late 1920's or 30's the profuse floral carving is carried across the back rest, seat, front and sides combining art nouveau and oriental design influences.
Dimensions: width 49", depth 19", height 44".

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Mid 19th.c. Oak Chest of Drawers.

New on the shop floor today is this mid 19th.c oak chest of drawers. Good size with two smaller drawers over three larger. Very plain design with oak sides, original knobs and original bracket feet. Good colour and condition having been repolished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 43", depth 21", height 41".

oak chest of drawers
oak chest of drawers
antique oak chest of drawers

Friday, 16 April 2010

Selection of Small Tables.

Drop leaf tables, oak and mahogany nests, a pair of mahogany stands and unusual satinwood and burr walnut tripod tables. Here is a selection of various small side tables which have arrived at the shop in the last few days. Various sizes and prices - please contact us for details.

Jacobean Style Oak Chest of Drawers c.1920.

Early 20th.c. Jacobean style oak chest of drawers with two small drawers above three larger. Raised on small bun feet, with applied moldings and brass drop handles. Restored and repolished and fresh on the shop floor this morning.
Dimensions: width 39", depth 20", height 40".

Late 19th.c Billiard Bench or Hall Seat.

This late 19th.c upholstered mahogany bench was probably produced for a billiard room, hence the narrow side profile. Whilst it sits very nicely next to our Riley snooker table (see Wednesday 7th April post) it is more likely nowadays that it will end up as a very useful hall seat. Excellent colour and condition having been repolished and reupholstered.
Dimensions: length 66", depth 19", height 36".

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Mahogany Sofa Table c.1900.

Superb quality mahogany drop leaf sofa table c.1900. Beautiful matched flame mahogany veneers to the top, unusual double column legs and stretcher, oak drawer linings. Original casters and handles.
Dimensions: width 34" plus 2 x 10" leaves, depth 25", height 30".

Edwardian Bow Front Mahogany Wardrobe.

Another new piece for today's blog. This Edwardian bow front mahogany wardrobe has excellent flame mahogany panels on the doors and an attractive 'dental' cornice. Original rail and hooks to the interior. Repolished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 45", depth 22", height 76"