Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Edwardian Mahogany Extending Dining Table.

After being restored and repolished in our workshops this Edwardian mahogany 3 leaf extending dining table plus eight matching chairs are new on the shop floor this afternoon. Opening on a corkscrew mechanism, a square leg with attractive carved detail and original casters. The chairs are Edwardian mahogany Sheraton style shield backs of a similar period and well matched for colour.
Length 95" (including 3 x 13" leaves), width 48", height 29".
Table & Chairs £3295.

Edwardian Oak Filing Cabinets.

Following on from the June 10th post, some more great antique office furniture here. This Edwardian oak eight drawer filing cabinet is a new arrival this morning. Very solidly built with panelled sides, all eight drawers retain their original brass handles and label slides.
Dimensions: width 34", depth 29", height 53"

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Small Oak Chest of Drawers.

A new arrival this afternoon this small late Georgian oak chest of drawers is just 25" wide, 16" deep and 30" wide. Good colour, original bracket feet and oak drawer linings. In need of a little restoration but still very desirable due to its unusual size. I shall post again when it is out of the workshop.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Fly Tying Cabinet.

New for today is this wonderful angler's fly tying cabinet. Incorporating a work surface, a well secured clamp and 42 separate drawers and compartments. The cabinet appears to be scratch built from ply and oak with the remains of a thin strip of cork along the top edge presumably for securing hooks. Most interesting are the labels on the 32 tiny drawers which identify the various furs, feathers, tubes etc inside used in the mysterious art of fly tying. The cabinet is sold complete with its contents; feathers, fur, threads, tubes, hooks, lures, flies etc etc.
Dimensions: height 21", depth 16", height 12".

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Red Leather

After a week long hiatus the blog is back in business with two good bits of leather. First up is a pillarbox red two seater club sofa. A striking little piece in great condition just 62" wide, 34" deep and 28" tall.

If you fancy something a little bit more mellow how about this wonderful large leather wing back armchair. An unusual design, c.1930, the leather is 100% original, soft and beautifully worn through age with no holes or tears.
Dimensions: width 36", depth 6", height 36".

Friday, 18 June 2010

Large Edwardian Mahogany Bookcase.

Fresh of the van this afternoon is this useful Edwardian mahogany bookcase c.1910. Adjustable shelves behind astragal glazed doors and a two door cupboard base with a single shelf. Good colour and condition.
Dimensions: width 51", depth 22", height 79".

Oak Refectory Table & Seats.

A new arrival last night this splendid Edwardian carved oak refectory table and three oak bench seats. The table has a good carved frieze, turned legs and thick oak stretchers between the legs. Also a good thick solid oak plank top of very attractive colour and grain. In need of a little restoration I shall post again when it comes out of the workshop.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Mid 18th.c. Welsh Oak Cwpwrdd Tridarn.

Something special for today's blog. This large 18th.c. Welsh oak cwpbwrdd tridarn c.1750 is a new arrival here at the shop this morning. Distinct to North West Wales, Cwpwrdd Tridarn translates as three piece cupboard and that is exactly what this is; the top section being for display with a single shelf, the middle section comprises two small cupboards with a partition between and the lower section features two drawers above two large cupboard doors. As the 18th.c progressed the tridarn began to evolve, the top becoming larger, featuring more shelves as the mid section shrank, eventually becoming the classic cupboard base North Wales dresser.

tridarnThis is a lovely example of the form standing an impressive 81" tall. Of excellent colour and condition having been fully restored. The floor of the base has been restored using solid oak boards, otherwise original throughout with superb oak panelled sides and back, oak drawer linings and original oak shelf inside the small cupboards in the middle section. The brass handles are later replacements.
Dimensions: width 57", depth 23", height 81".

welsh dresser
welsh antiques

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Large Victorian Mahogany Windout Dining Table.

New in this afternoon this large, 10 seater, mid 19th.c. mahogany two leaf extending dining table. Opening on a corkscrew mechanism to take its two original removable leaves. With a good shaped leg and original casters. In good, fully usable condition, I shall post again when it has been repolished.
Dimensions: length 93" (including 2 x17" leaves), width 46", height 29".

Friday, 11 June 2010

Pair Mahogany Two Drawer Side Tables.

Having had their tops repolished this useful pair of two drawer mahogany side tables are new on the shop floor this morning. Probably produced as bedside tables they would work just as well in the living room.
Dimensions: width 18", depth 13.5", height 27".

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Edwardian Oak Filing Cabinet.

I think I have written before about how much I like the office furniture produced in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Typically in pale or medium oak, very robustly made with quality brass fittings, it was certainly built to last. Compare it to the quality of standard modern office furniture and it seems to speak of a time when faith in the business world was considerably stronger than it is now!
This Edwardian filing cabinet is a prime example of what I mean. 16 drawers in oak with panelled sides and original brass card holder handles. Great colour and condition having been restored and repolished in our workshops. It is ready for another 100 years of service.
Dimensions: 28", depth 15", height 42".

Miniature Chest on Chest.

An unusual item for today's blog: This miniature chest on chest in burr walnut by the celebrated British cabinet makers Bevan & Funnell stands just 30" tall. Superb quality with mahogany drawer linings and original brass handles. Excellent colour and condition having been repolished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 15", depth 11", height".

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Regency Mahogany Chest of Drawers.

Restored, repolished and out on the shop floor this afternoon is this very practical Regency mahogany 'caddy top' chest of drawers c.1810. The term 'caddy top' refers to the lack of any molding or ornamentation to the top edge - typical of tea caddys from this period. Instead of applied ornament the stripped down design, with just two single bands of ebony inlay, drawers attention to the excellent grain in the timber used. With unusual brass knobs and original, slightly flared feet.
Dimensions: width 41", height 42", depth 20".

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

185 Piece Silver Canteen of Cutlery.

Delighted to be able to show this remarkable canteen of silver cutlery on today's blog after it emerged from the workshop this morning having had the top repolished. 12 full settings comprising 185 pieces of King's pattern cutlery in solid silver (excluding the knife blades) by Viners of Sheffield, hallmarked for 1957.

silver canteenFeaturing 12 of each small knives and forks, large knives and forks, fish knives and forks, fruit knives and forks, dessert spoons, tea spoons, egg spoons, grapefruit spoons, eighteen large serving spoons, large and small carving knife and fork, steel, pair berry spoons, bead knife, fish servers, ladles, pickle fork, salt and mustard spoons. Beautifully housed over four fitted drawers in the original mahogany cabinet on Queen Anne legs ending in ball and claw feet.

silver cutlery

Friday, 4 June 2010

Yew Wood Stools.

With the bank holiday and half term it has been a quieter week here but things keep arriving. Amongst the recent highlights are this handsome pair of jointed yew wood stools. Yew of course is very slow growing which together with its wonderful appearance makes it very collectible. These stools are approximately 40 years old, with well figured timber and good sturdy design.
Dimensions: 12" x 12" x height 20".

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Unusual 18th.c. Carved Oak Box.

Another good bit of oak country furniture for today's blog. This time it is an early18th.c. oak coffer with very unusual carved and stained front. The origins of this unique box are unknown but the radial half moon pattern along the top rail corresponds to that found on a lot of carved furniture from Monmouth around the same period. Excellent colour and condition with original stiles, oak sides and oak panelled back.
Dimensions: width 56", depth 21", height 26".