Wednesday, 29 September 2010

George III Maritime Longcase Clock.

Something a bit special for today's blog. This superb late Georgian longcase clock with wonderful figured mahogany case c.1800 is a new arrival today. 8 day movement by William Costen of Kirkham in Lancashire. The original owner may have had connections to the sea (Kirkham itself is a few miles inland) as the face features a maritime themed rolling moon and a rare 'tidal dial' - to show the times of the local high and low tides. The case features original inlaid detail, bracket feet and quarter columns whilst the hood boasts a crisp swan neck pediment, painted glass panels and reeded columns with elaborate brass tops. Such a 'city' case combined with a Lancashire maker would point strongly to a Liverpool cabinet maker which would tie in well with the maritime theme of the face.
Dimensions: height 92", width (at top of hood) 24", depth 9".

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Late 19th.c. Red Walnut Bookcase.

Restored and repolished and out on the shop floor this afternoon this late 19th.c. carved red walnut bookcase by Bowman Brothers of London c.1890. Two door glazed top with adjustable shelves over a cupboard base with a single drawer. Excellent condition, original brass, keys supplied.
Dimensions: width 37", depth 18", height 87".

Mid 19th.c. Mahogany Chest of Drawers.

New for today this well proportioned mid 19th.c. mahogany chest of drawers. Classic design of two small drawers over three larger, good grain and colour to the timber, with original turned knobs and feet.
Dimensions: width 43", depth 21", height 45".

Monday, 27 September 2010

New Stock

Quite a bit of new stock here this afternoon. Among the highlights are an usual carved hall seat, a good Queen Anne style wing back chair with unusual tassel feet and, last but definitely not least, a very large late Victorian Gothic carved oak hall stand. In need of a little attention I shall post again with full details when the restoration is complete.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Victorian Burr Walnut Work Table c.1880.

Restored and repolished to show off the superb grain of its top, this Victorian octagonal burr walnut 'trumpet' work table is new on the shop floor this morning. Original interior.
Dimensions: width 17", depth 17", height 29".

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

New Stock

Some shots here of a few interesting pieces which arrived late yesterday. First up is a good sized late Georgian oak drop leaf dining table with attractive and original pad feet. Good solid condition only needs polishing.
Dimensions: length 61" x width 49" x height 29".

Below are images of a unusual George III style oak three drawer side table or lowboy. With a shaped top and apron and a very attractive tapered octagonal leg and foot.
Dimensions: width 33", depth 18", height 31".
Also pictured below is delightful little mid 19th.c. apprentice made mahogany chest of drawers measuring just 8" wide x 5" deep x 10" high. With original turned bone knobs.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

5' Double Bed.

A 5' wide double bed c.1920 with very ususual Carolean style carved head and foot board. Excellent condition having been repolished in our workshops.
The 5' mattress and base shown here are brand new and priced £230. Bespoke covers and cushions by Butterfly Interiors, please enquire for details.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Pair Carved Blackamoors

Two excellent early 20th.c carved and painted wood Blackamoors c.1930. In typically exotic costume and feathered headdress, each holds a five branch ormolu chandelier and stands on a heavy faux marble column.
Overall height 96".


Friday, 17 September 2010

Low Georgian Mahogany Centre Table.

Following yesterday's post, here is another antique pedestal reduced in height to make a very useful large coffee table. This time its an unusual late Georgian example with a show stopping one piece solid mahogany top. At 39" wide such a remarkable piece of timber is testament to the calibre of materials available to the early 19th.c. cabinet makers.
Dimensions: width 39", length 62", height 22".

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Victorian Burr Walnut Coffee Table

Mid Victorian pedestal centre or loo table c.1870, reduced in height to make a good sized coffee table. Stunning burr walnut quartered veneers to the top, french polished in our workshop to show of the fabulous grain.
Dimensions: 41" x 52", height 21".

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New Stock - Armchairs

I always think that a well chosen chair is great way of giving an antique accent to a room. Here are three interesting examples which have arrived in the last few days. Details below.

First up is this fine quality Edwardian carved mahogany bergere back armchair c.1910. Restored and repolished in our workshop and freshly upholstered.

Early 19th.c. mahogany scroll arm elbow or desk chair with original brass casters and clean upholstery. This chair was apparently used by the great civil engineer Thomas Telford at the Belle Vue Inn Bangor during the construction of his world famous Menai Suspension bridge, completed in 1826 and at the time the longest suspension brige in the world.

An attractive Edwardian mahogany elbow chair by the acclaimed maker Waring. Great quality typical of one of the best makers of the period with satinwood and ebony stringing and inlay, a well carved backrest, shaped front feet and crook arms.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Late Georgian Oak Tavern Settle.

Fresh off the van this afternoon is this good sized late Georgian oak tavern settle c.1810. Four good ogee panels to the back, good colour and a shaped leg with a pad foot.
Dimensions: length 73", height 39", depth 27".

Antiques Are 16 Times Greener.

Click here for an interesting article in this week's Antique Trade Gazette about a report published by Carbon Clear comparing the carbon footprint of an antique piece of furniture to a newly manufactured item. The results show the antique is likely to be some 16 times 'greener' than the new piece.

From the Gazette article : The findings will give huge encouragement to the hundreds of antique dealers who are backing the Antiques are Green campaign, led by Nigel Worboys of Beaconsfield. "The research demonstrates the importance of buying antiques over modern furniture for economic and environmental reasons," he commented. "Buying antiques reduces landfill, reduces carbon emissions and reduces consumption of new goods from abroad. The antiques trade is the oldest recycling business in the world and the ultimate in terms of preserving our heritage for future generations. This report provides further proof that antiques should be recognised for their genuine green hallmark – sustainable, re-usable and re-saleable."
You can read the whole report on the Gazette's own website or to learn more about the Antiques are Green campaign click on their logo in the top right corner of this page.

Victorian Mahogany Hall Stand

New for today this large late Victorian mahogany hall stand and mirror c.1900 which unusually features all 12 original brass hooks for coats and hats. Turned front legs and a large cane and glove box with a lift-up lid. In particularly nice timber.
Dimensions: width 51", depth 9", height 80".