Friday, 28 May 2010

My New Favorite Thing!

Hope you have all enjoyed the blog this week, I'm not sure we have ever had one like it for the quality of new arrivals. And here for me is the pick of the bunch and my new favorite thing. A fantastic little late 18th.c North Wales oak dresser base. You couldn't say it was in mint condition, it has had some pretty crude domestic restorations over the years but it has retained its original oak floor boards, oak drawer linings, sides and a stunning original four panel back. A great size at just 5' long and wonderful colour and patina. I shall post again when it has been through the workshop.

Oak Gate Leg Table & 6 Chairs.

Fresh off the van this afternoon are this fine set of 6 oak and leather dining chairs and a good sized 19th.c. oak gate leg table. Superb colour and patina to the leather.

Late 19th.c. French Rosewood Bed & Bedroom Furniture.

We seem to have had a few good beds recently and here is another. A late 19th.c. French carved rosewood double bed with quartered veneered head and foot board. Purchased from the same property were a matching marble top bedside cabinet, a rosewood two door marble top wash stand and a huge carved cheval mirror all of a similar date. See below for specific dimensions and prices.

Bed - width 59", length 82", height 61". £895.
Bedside Cabinet - width 19", depth 16", height 38". £695.
Wash Stand - width 36", depth 18", height 39". £495.
Mirror - width 44", height 78". £1995.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Rajasthan Temple Elephants

More unusual stock for this afternoon's post. These splendid elephants were purchased locally from a gentleman who bought them some years ago from a temple which was being demolished in Rajasthan in North East India. Carved from solid timber and covered with a layer of plaster with painted and applied decoration. Good solid condition but rather beautifully distressed and full of character.
Dimensions: height 26" x length 30".

Georgian Oak Shropshire Dresser.

Bit of a departure from our usual stock of North Wales dressers here. This open rack three drawer dresser on legs probably originates from the mid Wales borders or Shropshire around the first decade of the 19th.c. Fully restored and in really superb condition with a fantastic patina (notice the plate reflected in the finish on the base). Inlaid drawer fronts and doors, original brass handles.
Dimensions: width 81", depth 18", height 75".

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Unusual Biedermeier Wash Stand c.1820.

Very unusual mahogany Biedermeier style washstand, northern European, probably German c.1820. With the original mirror plate in an octagonal frame on carved stand. Most importantly it retains its original marble top featuring a shallow oval dish to stop items rolling off the side. A striking piece of early 19th design.
Dimensions: width 32", depth 16", height 52".

Early 19th.c Oak Dresser Base.

This good early 19th.c. oak dresser base is restored and repolished and new on the shop floor this morning. Just 18" deep with three large drawers across the top and two small 'knife' drawers. An unusual shaped apron, mahogany cross banding on the drawer fronts, great colour and condition, original throughout.
Dimensions: length 78", depth 18", height 33"

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Large Modern Sofa.

Lots of great new stock arriving at the moment. Here is lovely piece to brighten the showroom. A large three seater sofa built on a slight curve and upholstered in a striking floral fabric.
Dimensions: length 84", depth 33", height 35".

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Large Late 19th.c. Dutch Bookcase.

Quite a bit of interesting new stock arrived today so check in on the blog tomorrow for some great items. Here is something to be going on with - a huge late 19th.c walnut bookcase with extravagant bombé base, massive claw feet and carved cornice detail. probably Dutch c.1890.
Dimensions: width 84", depth 24", height 89".

Friday, 21 May 2010

Small Early 19th Oak Welsh Dresser Base.

New for today this delightful little early 19th.c oak dresser base c.1820. With raised scratch panel doors, ebony escutcheons and distinctive inlaid detail typical of furniture produced in Talwrn on Anglesey. Cupboard interior, the bottom two drawers being dummy fronts. Excellent colour and condition having been fully restored in our workshop. Original back and floor boards, original feet, working locks to both doors with keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 61", depth 19.5", height 34.5".

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Ten Seater Extending Oak Dining Table.

More images here of the late 19th.c. pale oak extending dining table which arrived last Monday (see May 10th blog post). Now cleaned and repolished in our workshops with a good even colour across the table and the two removable leaves. Shown here with a good set of 8 oak country Chippendale style dining chair, this table with comfortably seat 10.
Dimensions: width 48, length 96 (including 2 x 17" leaves), height 30".

Monday, 17 May 2010

Regency Rosewood Chiffonier Side Cabinet c.1820.

Restored and repolished to show off the beautiful rosewood veneers, this early 19th.c. side cabinet is reborn and ready for its third century of use. With a single long drawer above glazed cupboard doors. Excellent colour and condition. Key supplied.
Dimensions: width 45", depth 19", height 36".

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Edwardian Walnut Chest on Stand.

This handsome Edwardian walnut chest on stand was a new arrival on Friday afternoon. Having spent a few hours polishing the brass drop handles yesterday together with a good dust and polish it is now looking fantastic on the shop floor. Superb quality with a hidden drawer in the cornice, oak drawer linings and key supplied.
Dimensions: width 39", depth 19", height 64".

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Canterbury and Side Tables

Various useful mahogany side tables pictured here which are new arrivals from the last few days. Also an Edwardian mahogany Canturbury ideal for unruly newspapers and magazines, with a single drawer and original casters. Dimensions: width 21", depth 14", height 23". £495.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Mid 19th.c. Mahogany Coffee Table.

Unfortunately genuine antique coffee tables don't really exist but this mid Victorian, solid mahogany pedestal table, c.1870, has been reduced in height and repolished in our workshops to make a very attractive low table.
Dimensions: width 48", depth 36", height 21".

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Welsh Oak 30 Hour Long Case Clock.

This early 19th.c. oak longcase clock with 30 hour movement by David Humphries of Machynlleth is a new arrival this morning. Clean works in great working condition and a simple but attractive painted face with a date wheel. Delightful oak case with good colour, long door flanked on either side by quartered columns with brass mounts. The hood features reeded columns with brass mounts rising to a shapely swan neck pediment again with brass mounts and a central urn motif. Overall height 79".

Monday, 10 May 2010

Oak Dining Table.

This large pale oak, late 19th.c. extending dining table is a new arrival here today. Good colour, plain tuned leg and original casters. The table opens with a corkscrew mechanism to accept two 18" leaves to make a maximum length of 95". Fully extended this table will comfortably seat 10 people. The differences in colour to the table top suggest the leaves were kept separately from the table which has lightened over the years. I shall post again when it is restored and repolished.