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Complete list of the current stock of antique furniture here all on one page

Antique Twin Pedestal Dining Table

19th Century Twin Pedestal Antique Dining Table 49¼w 111¾long 28½h 34¾ ends 21 each leaf 2.JPG

Early 19th century twin pedestal antique dining table. This table is a great scale with a generous shape to the base. The columns are crisply turned and the legs are a wonderful shape. It is interesting to try to imagine how many cubic inches of the best mahogany available was wasted to create that leg shape.
There are two removable leaves supported by bearers, so either, neither, or both of the leaves can be used.

George III circa 1805 £6800

12 19 06

125cm / 49¼" wide
284cm / 111¾" long
72cm / 28½" high
88cm / 34¾" ends
53cm / 21" each leaf

Breakfast Table / Centre Table

19th Century Breakfast Table 42 wide 28½ high 3.JPG

Early nineteenth century breakfast table base, the top replaced with a very fine bookmatched burr walnut surrounded with satin wood stringing and mahogany crossbanding. This is a very elegant table with slender base, good knee clearance and a tilt top.

£1650

SORAGH002

42" / 107cm wide
28½ / 72.5cm high

Two Antique Wine Tables / End Tables

19th century antique wine tables 18¾d 17¾d 12½w both 29h 10.JPG

Two very elegant antique mahogany wine tables standing on outstretched tripod base with slender faux bamboo column and rectangular top. These tables can be polished with beeswax to retain the patina or alternatively they can be totally re-polished to almost any shade and shine. Please note that they are slightly different depths.

English circa 1890 £1250

12 19 05

48cm / 18¾" deep
45cm / 17¾" deep
32cm / 12½" wide both
74cm / 29h" high both

Twelve Antique Dining Chairs

12 antique dining chairs carver 21½w 22d 34h single 18½w 20d 34h 18hs 3.JPG

Very fine quality set of twelve early nineteenth century Regency mahogany antique dining chairs. This set of antique chairs are very well drawn with generously curved sabre legs and well proportioned backs and arms. They are a large scale for this period of antique chair design, with good curve to the back rail and so are more comfortable than normal. This set of chairs are made from a good dense cut of Cuban mahogany which is very strong. They also have double tenon joints for additional strength where the legs meet the frame. The woodwork of these chairs will be restored before shipping. The reupholstery is not included, please ask for details if required. This is a really good set of chairs for the money.

English circa 1825 £9800

12 19 09

Carver
21½" / 55cm wide
22" / 56cm deep
34" / 86cm high
Single
18½" / 47cm wide
20" / 51cm deep
34" / 86cm high
18" / 46cm high seat

Huge Howard Chair

1950s Howard Titchfield Chair 47d max 37d tol 32 wide max 33 w arms 34 h 18 hs 20.JPG

Howard and Sons armchair, this chair is the huge and very comfortable Titchfield model which is almost as big as a chaise longue or a day bed! This one is in remarkably good condition still in its original H&S ticking which means that it still has its wonderful down cushions and original springs in place.
This Howard chair was made in October 1966 by George Webb, at one time the director of Howard Chairs. From such illustrious beginnings it must have lead a very charmed life to have survived in such good condition. We found this chair in Ireland and we would love to know the story of where it has been and who owned it for the last fifty eight years.
This might be the actual largest and is definitely the equal largest Howard chair that we have had in stock.

English 1966

04 19 03

120cm / 47" deep max
94cm / 37" deep at frame
82cm / 32" wide at frame
84cm / 33" wide arms
87cm / 34" high
46cm / 18" high seat
 

Howard and Sons Armchair

1950s Howard Titchfield Chair 47d max 37d tol 32 wide max 33 w arms 34 h 18 hs 4.JPG

Howard and Sons armchair, this chair is the huge and very comfortable Titchfield model which is almost as big as a chaise longue or a day bed! This one is in remarkably good condition still in its original H&S ticking which means that it still has its wonderful down cushions and original springs in place.
This Howard chair was made in October 1966 by George Webb, at one time the director of Howard Chairs. From such illustrious beginnings it must have lead a very charmed life to have survived in such good condition. We found this chair in Ireland and we would love to know the story of where it has been and who owned it for the last fifty eight years.
This might be the actual largest and is definitely the equal largest Howard chair that we have had in stock.

English 1966 £9800

04 19 03

120cm / 47" deep max
94cm / 37" deep at frame
82cm / 32" wide at frame
84cm / 33" wide arms
87cm / 34" high
46cm / 18" high seat
 

Antique Wing Chair

1920s Cabriole Leg antique Wing Chair 31w 46½h 28d _1.JPG

Antique wing chair in the Queen Anne style, this chair stands on cabriole legs with pad feet, it is generously proportioned and comfortable. The wings are great to trap the heat in front of the fire and also there to catch you when nodding off.

English circa 1920 £2800

09 18 01

79cm / 31" wide
118cm / 46½" high
71cm / 28" deep

Howard and Sons Footstool

111220191910 Howard Stool _3.JPG

Antique stool made by Howard and Sons of London. This stool is upholstered using Howard & Sons' patented siege de duvet system which means that it is extremely comfortable to sit on, but is also the perfect height on which to rest one's feet. These are very rare indeed, even more so with this shortened square taper leg.

English circa 1910 £2400

HK 002

41cm / 16" high
61cm / 24" wide
61cm / 24" deep

Pair of Easy Armchairs by Howard and Sons of London

101220191910 Pair of Antique Howard and Sons Armchairs 36d max 31d frame 27½w frame 30w max arms 17hs 35h max _15.JPG

A very rare pair of Howard and Sons chairs standing on ball and claw feet. These chairs are large and comfortable. They are stamped Berners Street which is the earlier and most desirable period for these comfortable chairs. There is some writing on the original back cushions but it is hard to make out the name of this chair. They are the same size as a deep seated Bridgewater but they are likely to have a different name with this special order leg. The price includes all restoration to the woodwork and upholstery except for the price of the fabric itself. Please ask about fabric options or simply send us your own fabric at no extra charge.

English circa 1910 £13600

10 19 05

79cm / 31" deep at frame
92cm / 36" deep max
70cm / 27½" wide at frame
76cm / 30" wide max at arms
44cm / 17" high seat
89cm / 35" high max

Upholstered Easy Armchair In The Manner of Howard and Sons

071220191910 Antique Armchair Square Taper Leg Spade Foot Not Stamped 27w 31w 28d 39d 34h 19or19hs _1.JPG

Very comfortable easy armchair standing on square taper legs. This chair is very similar in shape and construction to Howard and Sons Bridgewater chair. It has the same serpentine shape when viewed from the side and the same rake where the back legs are shorter than the front. More importantly it has the same built-in down filled cushions as a Howard Bridgewater, so it is just as comfortable but a little less money. The previous owner said that it was in the famly from new and bought from Heals, but there is no makers name on the chair that we can see. All in all this is a very good chair indeed, there are lots of chairs that look like a Howard chair, but it is only very occasionally that we find one that is as comfortable too.

English circa 1910 £2800

AGH 005
Attributed to Heals of London

69cm / 27" wide frame
79cm / 31" wide max
71cm / 28" deep frame
99cm / 39" deep max
86cm / 34" high max
48cm / 19" high seat

Antique Dining Table Standing On Three Pedestals

antique dining table

Antique dining table dating from around 1825, this George IV period mahogany antique dining table is supported by three pedestals, each with four splay legs and it has two removable leaves to adjust the length of the table to suit the number of guests. This is a grand scale English country house dining table, it is very well drawn and has a real presence when seen first hand.

English circa 1825 £16500

118cm / 46½" deep
315cm / 124" / 10'4" long
72cm / 28½" high as is

Pair of Antique Bookcases

antique bookcase 1.JPG

Pair of early 19th century bookcases in the Gothic style. This is a really wonderful pair of bookcases which provide lots of storage while remaining usefully shallow in depth.

English circa 1825 £8000

10 19 03

117cm / 46" wide
89.5cm / 35¼" high
29cm / 11½" deep

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Tea Table

031220191820 Regency Mahogany Card Table Tea Table 36w 35½w 17¾d 28½h closed _1.JPG


Early nineteenth century Regency mahogany antique tea table standing on four splay base with a square column. There is ebony stringing to the edge, top, frieze and legs. The timber is a good quality piece of mahogany with lovely grain pattern which has faded to a desirable golden colour.

English circa 1820 £1250

AGH 004

91.5cm / 36" wide
90cm / 35½" wide
45cm / 17¾" deep
72.5cm / 28½" high closed

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Card Table

031220191820 Regency Mahogany Card Table Tea Table 36w 35½w 17¾d 28½h closed _1.JPG


Early nineteenth century Regency mahogany antique card table standing on four splay base with a square column. There is ebony stringing to the edge, top, frieze and legs. The timber is a good quality piece of mahogany with lovely grain pattern which has faded to a desirable golden colour.

English circa 1820 £1250

AGH 004

91.5cm / 36" wide
90cm / 35½" wide
45cm / 17¾" deep
72.5cm / 28½" high closed

Early 19th Century Regency Oak Antique Breakfast Table

251120191820 Antique Regency Oak Breakfast Centre Table 53x54w 28½h _7.JPG

Early 19th century Regency antique breakfast table, unusually made from oak with oak crossbanding. The base and leg arrangement is very tastefully drawn, the legs are long and slender with elegant knee and the column has a very pretty stylised flower motif over a reeded section. The edge of the top has an intricately carved decoration around the lower lip of the frieze. The oak is a very nice colour and the crossbanding is made from an especially interesting cut of it with lovely swirling grain pattern.

English circa 1830 £6800

10 19 08

135cm / 53" wide
137cm / 54" wide
72cm / 28.5" high

Early 19th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Three Pedestal Dining Table

231120191810 Three Pedestal Dining Table 333cm 131w 147cm 58w 73cm 28¾h wo leaves _16a.jpg

Early 19th century mahogany antique dining table standing on three pedestals, each with four splay base. This is a large scale table which has faded to a desirable golden brown honey colour. The bases are a well balanced design and are of strong construction and with very long legs. The edge of the top has close reeding typical of this period just before Regency.
The removable leaves are missing, they will be replaced with new ones made from period timber. This means that the final length can be tailored to order. These photographs are an artists impression of how the table will look.
Please ask about restoration and shipping options.

English circa 1810 £38000

01 19 13

333cm / 131" long without leaves
147cm / 58" wide
73cm  / 28¾" high 

Early 19th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Library Chair

231120191810 George III Period Mahogany Library Chair 25w 32h 28d 16hs 20hswc 20.JPG

Early 19th century George III period mahogany antique library chair standing on sabre legs with turned baluster support for the arms and close reeding all around the top.

English circa 1810 £2800

03 13 03

25" wide
32" high
28" deep
16" high seat
20" high with cushion

Early 19th Century French Antique Commode Chest of Drawers

221120191810 French Antique Chest of Drawers Commode 27d 52½w 39½h _2.JPG

Early 19th century French antique commode chest with three drawers. This is a very decorative chest of drawers typical of the period, with carved serpentine front, lovely big brasswork handles and escutcheons and shapely outsplayed feet.
The timber is walnut or chestnut and it is a lovely golden brown colour with good deep patina.

French circa 1810 £3800

07 19 02

69cm / 27" deep
133cm / 52½" wide
100cm / 39½" high

Pair of Carver Armchairs

2011201920th Century Pair of Carver Armchairs 21w 17½hs 22d 34h _2.JPG

Good shape and elegant pair of faux Regency carver chairs. These are a good decorative pair of chairs with sabre legs and a fun shape to the arms. These would look very good either side of a desk.

English 20th Century £250

53cm / 21" wide
44.5cm / 17½" high seat
56cm / 22" deep
86.5cm / 34" high

Set of Twelve Nineteenth Century Antique Dining Chairs

1811201919th Century Set of Twelve Chippendale Dining Chairs by Edwards and Roberts Carver 18½hs 40½h 27w 23d Single 18hs 39h 22w 21½d _2.JPG

Fine quality set of twelve antique dining chairs made by Edwards and Roberts of London. These chairs are a grand scale which makes them better able to accomodate the modern diner than a period chair. They are strong, with H frame stretchers for added strength. The back splat is elegantly drawn with crisp carving and the back legs are generously curved. These chairs are made from a good dense grained mahogany which explains why they are so heavy to lift. This is a really fine quality set of chairs and these pictures do not do them justice.

English circa 1880 £9800

JOB006

Carver
47cm / 18½" high seat
103cm / 40½" high
69cm / 27" wide
59cm / 23d

Single
46cm / 18" high seat
99cm / 39" high
56cm / 22" wide
55cm / 21½" deep

Important 18th Century George III Period Antique Five Pedestal Dining Table

1511201918th Century Five Pedestal Antique Dining Table 57½w 29h 127 Lwo leaves approx 46_Edit.jpg

Eighteenth century George III period mahogany antique dining table standing on five pedestals, each with four splay base. This is an exceptionally rare table, the quality of which very rarely comes on the market. The timber has a rich and interesting grain pattern and the top has faded to a desirable golden brown honey colour with lots of character and wonderful patina. The bases are an elegant and generous shape with a long and generous leg which terminates with an interesting caster cap with hairy foot and doric capitol motif. The pedestals are a perfect proportion with precision turned rings and each made from a solid piece of timber. The removable leaves are missing, they will be replaced with new ones made from period timber which ensures a perfect match and means that the final length can be tailored to order. The existing five tops and bases are all original to the table. These photographs are an artists impression of how the table will look when restored to seat twenty. This is a very impressive table of fabulous proportions the quality of which exceeds those we have seen in the most historically important English country houses.

English circa 1790 £98000

PQ 001

146cm / 57½" wide
74cm / 29" high
323cm 127" without leaves
550cm / 18' long approx to order

19th Century Antique Stool

1411201919th Century Antique Stool 23½w 15½d 17h _3.JPG

Charming little stool made of oak with carved and gilded details of fluted legs, plant motif and Greek key pattern on the frieze.

French circa 1860 £180

AGH 003

60cm / 23½" wide
39cm / 15½" deep
43cm / 17" high

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Sideboard

1311201918th Century Antique Sideboard 28½d max 22d ends 37h 74w _9.JPG

18th century George III period mahogany antique sideboard of superb scale and with all the restrained extras one would expect of the period. This sideboard is made from a really fine cut of mahogany, with flame mahogany on the drawer fronts and the top constructed from a huge single sheet of timber. The bow fronted design allows for a fuller figured sideboard to appear much slimmer than it really is, because the eye is drawn to the depth at the ends. This is not just a more elegant design than a flat fronted sideboard, it also allows for more storage within and a larger surface area on top to arrange food, cheeses, or lamps flowers and family photos, depending on the requirement. There are lots of lovely details, too, with crossbanding, stringing and tall tapered legs, this sideboard is sure to impress family and friends alike.

English circa 1790 £2800

01 19 02

72.5cm / 28½" deep max
56cm / 22" deep ends
94cm / 37" high
188cm / 74" wide

George III Period Mahogany Antique Pembroke Table

111120191810 Antique Pembroke Table 19w 37½w 35¾d 28½h _10.JPG

Charming little George III period mahogany antique Pembroke table. This table is very nicely made, with reeding around the edge of the top, elegant turned legs, thin frieze, double loper supports, one real and one dummy drawer, mahogany drawer linings, precision dove tails, dense grained mahogany and hidden hinges.
This is a really good little Pembroke table for the money and it is 28½" high which is about as tall as they come at this period.

English circa 1810 £420
TGH

48cm / 19" wide
95cm / 37½" wide
91cm / 35¾" deep
72cm / 28½" high

George III Period Mahogany Antique Pembroke Table

111120191790 Antique Pembroke Table 30d 19½w 38w 28h _1.JPG

Very pretty George III period mahogany antique Pembroke table standing on square taper legs with fine quality brass caps and casters. This is an elegant table with stringing around the top and unusually on the corners of the legs as well. The top has a nicely detailed molded edge and there is the normal arrangement of drawer and dummy drawer. This is a very fine table and it is hard to believe that a two hundred year old table could be in such fine condition and at such a low price too.

English circa 1790 £1250
05 19 04

76cm / 30" deep
49.5cm / 19½" wide
97cm / 38" wide
71cm / 28" high

Eighteenth Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Pembroke Table

111120191790 Antique Pembroke Table 19¼w 37w 32d 28h _11.JPG

18th century George III period mahogany antique Pembroke table. This table is made from a really pretty cut of mahogany with close grain and it has faded to such a lovely golden colour that it looks like satin wood. The square taper legs are slender with brass caps and casters. There is a reeded edge is the earlier sort with more lines than the 19th century version. One side has a drawer in the frieze, the other side has a dummy drawer. This is a really finely made and good looking early Pembroke table.

English circa 1790 £720
TGH

49cm / 19¼" wide
94cm / 37" wide
81cm / 32" deep
71cm / 28" high

18th Century George II Period Mahogany Antique Side Table

111120191740 Early Mahogany Antique Side Table 26w 17d 28h _8.JPG

Good early mahogany antique side table made of a really good cut of dense grained and well figured mahogany. Sometimes referred to as a low-boy, this antique table is a useful size being narrow front to back while having lots of storage space. This is an interesting period of furniture making as it represents the very first years of the use of mahogany which proved much more durable than the walnut that had been used in the previous decades. What a wonderful thing that this little table is so well made that it should be still in use after almost three hundred years.

English circa 1740 £3800

05 19 05

66cm / 26" wide
43cm / 17" deep
71cm / 28" high

Early 18th Century Oak Antique Side Table

111120191710 Oak Antique Side Table 18½d 26½ 24h _2.JPG

Lovely small scale early 18th century oak antique side table with a drawer in the frieze and stretchers between the legs. This is a really charming little table with great colour and patina which will improve further when we have polished it with beeswax.

English circa 1710 £460

AGH 002

47cm / 18½" deep
67cm / 26½"  wide
61cm / 24" high

20th Century Chest Of Drawers From The Links Range Made By Harris Lebus

0911201920th Century Lebus Links Chest of Drawers 31w 17¼d 31½h _2.JPG

This is an elegant chest of drawers from the Links range made by Harris Lebus who was one of the largest furniture makers of the 1950s and claimed to have the largest furniture factory in the world. Lebus was from Germany and moved to England in the 1840s and this chest of drawers has all the build quality you would expect, with precision dovetails and mahogany drawer linings. The handles still have a little of the original gold on them which we recommend to leave alone, but repolishing the timber is included in the price if required.

English circa 1955 £650

TGH
http://www.harrislebus.com/timeline/

79cm / 31" wide
80cm / 31½" high
44cm / 17¼" deep

Two Hand-Made Stools With Built-In Down Cushions In The Manner Of Howard and Sons

0911201920th Century Hares Antiques Made Pair of Down Stools 20d 20w 19h _1.JPG

These two stools were hand made in our own workshops to be a slightly taller version of the Howard and Sons stool design. The frame is tennon jointed and the upholstery is two stange hand stitched horsehair with a down feather cusion on top. The fabric is Christopher Norman "Jester", keep or change as you like.

English circa 2005 £350 each.

51cm / 20" deep
51cm / 20" wide
48cm / 19" high

Large Mahogany Coffee Table

0711201920th Century Coffee Table 30 deep 42w 19h 20h _1.JPG

Unusually large mahogany coffee table in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, it has pierced latticework to the gallery and the x frame cross stretchers. This coffee table is a larger and a lot better made than usual and it must have cost a lot of money when new. It certainly would cost a lot of money to have made today. It is in very solid and in good condition except for a few minor scratches which we think will buff out with beeswax. Please ask about restoration and shipping options.

English mid 20th century £350

TGH

76cm / 30" deep
107cm / 42" wide
48cm / 19" high surface
51cm / 20" high max

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Twin Pedestal Antique Dining Table

0611201919th Century Two Pedestal Antique Dining Table 267cm 105¼L 146cm 57½w 72cm 28½h each end 26 _2.JPG

Early 19th century mahogany twin pedestal antique dining table. This table has two removable leaves supported by removable bearers. Either leaf can be removed, but not both at the same time. This table is pictured as it came to us and the colour will be improved immensely when it has been re-polished with beeswax. The polishing is included in the price, but bear in mind that it takes time so will affect the delivery date.

English circa 1820 £12500

09 19 12

267cm / 105¼" long
146cm / 57½" deep
72cm / 28½" high
each end 26"

Early 19th Century Regency Simulated Rosewood Antique Armchair

19th Century Regency Beech Armchair 21w 21½d 33h 16hs wo cush 2.JPG

Early 19th century Regency armchair made of simulated rosewood on beech. The paint is faded and the frame is a little wobbly. This chair is priced to sell and so the restoration is not included in the price. Simulated rosewood was very popular during the Regency period and should not be regarded as necessarily inferior to a similar piece made of solid mahogany. Although the beech was less expensive than rosewood, the painted surface would have made up some of that cost.

English circa 1820 £350

AGH 1

54cm / 21" wide
55cm / 21½" deep
84cm / 33" high

Early Nineteenth Century George IV Period Mahogany Antique Sideboard

19th Century Pedestal Sideboard 21¼d 35½h 64w 1.JPG

Early 19th century George IV period mahogany antique sideboard with four drawers in the frieze and two cupboards below. There is lots of lovely storage space in the left hand side and the right hand side has a shelf over a wine drawer. The top is made from a single sheet of mahogany which is pretty impressive and the drawer and door fronts have an especially fine cut of bookmatched flame mahogany. This is a very attractive and practical sideboard which is unusually not very deep so will not encroach too far into the room.

English circa 1825 £980

CAR 005

54cm / 21¼" deep
90cm / 35½" high
163cm / 64" wide

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Corner Cupboard

18th Century Antique Corner Cupboard 29w at cornice 20d corner to cornice 41h _11.JPG

18th century George III period mahogany antique corner cupboard. This is a charming and useful little corner cupboard with bow fronted doors veneered with a geniunely interesting cut of flame mahogany. This is typical of the sort of top quality 18th century furniture which would have been very expensive when new but which now represents extremely good value for money. On top of that it has a really wonderful colour and patina that simply cannot be matched by furniture of any period since. We love the idea that this two hundred and fifty year old cupboard can grace the most aristocratic house, while at this price it is an affordable way to bring a sense of occasion to even the most humble dwelling.

English circa 1770 £650

TGH

74cm / 29" wide at cornice
51cm / 20" deep corner to cornice
104cm / 41" high
 

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Window Seat

18th Century George III Period Antique Window Seat 24½h 14½hs 33w 17d _16.JPG

Eighteenth century George III period mahogany antique window seat standing on taper legs with carved flower decoration and molded edges. This window seat is an especially generous shape with unusually high arms, great curve and scrolled armrests. There is an H frame stretcher for strength and the corner stretchers are the correct early sort. We like this one for its graceful lines and generous shape.

English circa 1780 £2800

10 19 02

62cm / 24½" high
37cm / 14½" high seat
84cm / 33" wide
43cm / 17" deep

20th Century Brass Fire Fender

1510201920th century brass fire fender 52w 48w inside 65w max 60w inside max 19d 6h _1.JPG

Very nice brass fire fender with vase design at the corners. This fender adjusts in width from 52" to 65" at the outside and 48" to 52" inside.

English 20th Century £145

TGH

132cm / 52" wide outside min
122cm / 48" wide inside min
165cm / 65" wide outside max
152cm / 60" wide inside max
48cm / 19" deep
15cm / 6" high

Two Antique Turned Leg Bridgewater Easy Armchairs by Howard and Sons of London

1510201919th Century Pair of Antique Howard and Sons Turned Leg Bridgewaters 27w 27d frame 37d _5.JPG

Two Bridgewater model armchairs made by Howard and Sons of London.
These two chairs stand on the earlier sort of turned legs for which the company is so well known. These chairs are currently upholstered in sprung horsehair with no feather cushions. This method of upholstery lends itself to applications where the plumping of cushions is to be avoided, such as high use or public areas. The cushionless Bridgewater is also the ideal model to be upholstered in thick fabric or leather, neither of which work very well with down feathers. However, all the systems of upholstery have the same frame shape and, as when new, these chairs can be upholstered with a plain, waisted or button back or they can also be re-upholstered using the famous siege de duvet system which makes them so very comfortable.

English circa 1890 £6800 each
(price includes restoration and recovery,
but not the price of the fabric itself)

11 18 05

69cm / 27" wide at frame
76cm / 30" wide max
69cm / 27" deep frame
94cm / 37" deep max
86cm / 34" high
33cm / 13" high seat

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Serpentine Chest of Drawers

121020191760 Serpentine Front Antique Chest of Drawers Tambour 40¾W 21D 34H 4.JPG

Elegant and unusual antique chest of drawers with serpentine front. This chest of drawers has a very good colour and patina. There are ten drawers and a sliding tambour fronted cupboard in the centre. It stands on ogee bracket feet that follow the line of the serpentine front.

English circa 1760 £3800

12 18 02

103.5cm / 40¾" wide
50.5cm / 21" deep
68.5cm / 34" high

Early 19th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Sofa Table

0310201919th Century Mahogany Antique Sofa Table 21½D 56½W 34W min 27½H 2.JPG

Early 19th century George III period mahogany antique sofa table. This sofa table is a real delight, it has all the sought after details such as the four splay end support, high stretcher and it is free standing. As well as this the timber has a really wonderful grain pattern and it has achieved a wonderful colour and patina over its two hundred year old lifespan. Not immediately apparent at first glance is the inlaid decoration, which on closer inspection turns out to comprise bows and arrows. While hunting was a common past time for the aristocracy of centuries ago, it really is not common to see this sort of decoration at this period. This is a really wonderful sofa table with good narrow proportions and an excellent colour.

English circa 1810 £3800

01 19 05

55cm / 21½" deep
144cm / 56½" wide max
68cm / 34" wide min
70cm / 27½" high

Howard and Sons Chair

3009201919th Century Howard And Sons Bedroom Chair 25w 35h 15 hs 26d 21d frame _13.JPG

Very elegant Howard and Sons bedroom chair standing on the iconic turned front legs for which the company are known.

English circa 1880 £3800

25" wide
35" high
15" high seat
26" deep
21d frame

Early 19th Century George III Period Mahogany Twin Pedestal Antique Dining Table

3009201919th Century George III Twin Pedestal Antique Dining Table 46 w 28 h 83½ w _1.JPG

Early 19th century George III period mahogany twin pedestal antique dining table. This table can be made larger with the addition of another leaf. The top can be repolished which will greatly improve the colour. At the moment the varnish is hiding the wonderful grain pattern. Please ask about restoration options.
This table has the early sort of good close reeding on top of the legs and around the edge of the top. The base is very well drawn with a finely turned column and generously elongated four splay legs.

English circa 1810 £9800

117cm / 46" wide
71cm / 28" high
212cm / 83½" long

19th Century Extending Breakfast Dining Table

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19th century mahogany antique dining table which extends to take two additional leaves to make it six feet long. This table has an unusually pretty reeded column support standing on the slender base and the frieze is good and narrow to give maximum knee room. This table is stamped James Winter who was a highly regarded cabinet maker from Soho in London.

English circa 1850 £6800

CAR003

72cm / 28½" high
183cm / 72" long max
128cm / 50½" long min
131cm / 51½" wide

Set of Twelve Early Nineteenth Century Regency Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs

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Very fine and well drawn set of twelve early 19th century Regency mahogany antique dining chairs. This set of chairs are larger than normal for the period with good deep seats and a generous splay to the legs. Sabre leg chairs are especially elegant and the panelling and shape are similar to designs by Gillow. The single fluted line to the front of the legs and back uprights is ebonised in the manner of George Bullock. These are proper grown up chairs for a large country house.

English circa 1820 £12500

09 19 10

The carvers
56cm / 22" deep
84cm / 33" high
53cm / 21" wide
47cm / 18½" high seat

The singles
52cm / 20½" deep
84cm / 33" high
48cm / 19" wide
46cm / 18" high seat

Set of Twelve Early Nineteenth Century Regency Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs

2408201912 Early Nineteenth Century Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs Attributed to Gillow Carver 22w 22d 33h single 19w 21d 33h _2.JPG

Very fine quality set of twelve Regency mahogany antique dining chairs. This set of chairs are generously proportioned for the period, the seats are deep and the back leg has a generous curve. The design of the leg and the design of the back splat are typical of Gillow designs of the period. Similarly there is an initial stamped into some of the frames which was also something that Gillow was doing, which is rare for the time. These are really fine set of dining chairs for the money.

English circa 1820 £18500

JOB005

Carver
22" / 56cm wide
22" / 56cm deep
33" / 84cm high

Single
19" / 48cm wide
21" / 53cm deep
33" / 84cm high

Early 19th Century Regency Library Writing Table

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Very fine quality early 19th century oak Regency library writing table. This table has everything you could want, brass gallery, end supports, high stretcher, thin frieze and lovely old skiver. The timber is a proper cut of dense grained oak and it is a beautiful golden colour. The brass gallery is good and precise with shapes in it that echo the stylised flower motif in the centre of the frieze. This is the more desirable end support, with the straight legs and 90 degree curve at the base from the Gillow pattern book. As with most library tables, this one is free standing so it can be used as a sofa table as well as a library table, writing table or side table.

English circa 1820 £3800

01 19 12

64cm / 25" deep
112cm / 44" wide
72cm / 28½" high surface
75cm / 29½" high max

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Dining Table

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Eighteenth century mahogany antique dining table standing on four pedestals, each with four splay base. This is a wonderful table which has faded to a desirable golden brown honey colour. The bases are strong and a generous shape and the top of each leg and the edge of the top is reeded.
The removable leaves are missing, they will be replaced with new ones made from period timber. This means that the final length can be tailored to order. The first two photographs are an artists impression of how the table will look.
Please ask about restoration and shipping options.

English circa 1790 £38000

04 19 04

51" / 130cm wide
110¾" / 281cm long without leaves
27½" / 70 high

George III Period Mahogany Antique Linen Press

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George III period mahogany antique linen press. This linen press really is a cut above the norm, it is made of exceptional quality mahogany, the motifs in the corners are crisply carved and there is a Chippendale inspired latticework on the feet. The corner motifs themselves are of a stylised laurel wreath with different cut plants. They could be a family motto, but we would love to hear if anyone has any more information about these designs.
These photographs were taken before restoration, this linen press will be restored before delivery, please ask about delivery and restoration options.

English circa 1780 £3800

01 19 11

52½" / 103.5cm wide
77½" / 197cm high
25" / 63.5cm deep

Howard and Sons Portarlington Sofa

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Large and comfortable antique sofa made by Howard and Sons of London. This sofa has been covered in a copy of the original cotton fabric which Howard and Sons used to upholster a piece under a loose cover. There are two of these in stock.

English circa 1910 £18,000 each.

06 19 01

211cm / 83" wide
92cm / 36" deep
92cm / 36" high
150cm / 59" wide inside
50cm / 20" high seat
50cm / 20" deep seat

Set of Six Antique Dining Chairs

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Set of six antique dining chairs standing on elegant cabriole legs. These chairs have the earlier type of corner stretchers which would indicate that they are an early version of this design. This is a very fine quality set of chairs and the photographs do not do them justice.

English circa 1860 £1250

CAR 004

19" wide
19" deep
32" high
18" high seat

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Library Table

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique library table. This is a really charming little library table that would be equally useful to use as a sofa table. It is made of nice mahogany with good figuring and a nice old faded green skiver. The skiver can be conserved or replaced depending on the requirement. This table will look wonderful when the restorers have finished with it. This is a proper aristocratic piece of furniture with inlaid stringing, high cross bar, precise dovetails and it is freestanding with dummy drawers to the reverse.

English circa 1820 £3800

TGH

25¾" deep
43½" wide
28" high

Set of Twelve Early Nineteenth Century Regency Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs

0607201912 early 19th century Regency mahogany antique dining chairs the carver 22w 34h 18hs 21d the singles 18w 34h18hs 19½d _6.JPG

Set of twelve early 19th century Regency mahogany antique dining chairs. This is a really fine set of chairs, they have sabre legs, they are well drawn with good proportions, they are crisply carved and they are made of fine close grained mahogany. These chairs have the early type of close reeding on the top of the rails, across the front rail, the top of the arms and on the inside of the back supports. These chairs are a delight.

English circa 1820 £11500

02 19 04

The carvers
56cm / 22" wide
87cm / 34" high
46cm / 18" high seat
53cm / 21" deep
 
The singles
46cm / 18" wide
87cm / 34" high
46cm / 18" high seat

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Four Pedestal Antique Dining Table

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18th century George III period mahogany four pedestal antique dining table. This is one of the best tables we have seen, it is a tremendous scale at almost eighteen feet long and very well drawn. It has elegant outstretched four splay legs which are a great shape, having a slight hint of the Regency knee that would come later. The legs fall sharply down before curving to run almost parallel to the floor and they terminate a long way from the pedestal. It has the close reeding on the top of the legs typical of this pre-Regency period. The length of the leg, the shape of the leg and the reeding colaborate to provide a most pleasing and well balanced table base.
The catches are of the swing type which means that they cannot get lost. They are of the highest quality, some are inscribed Farlar & Bullock and others Bullock, Tonks & Bedington, 90 Wardour Street.
This table is "unseen" as it came to us in 2006 from Aynho Park without having been on the open market. It has been in private hands from 2006 until now once again we have the privilege to have custody of this wonderful and important country house dining table.

The top of the table is made of huge sheets of a very fine cut of mahagany which has attained a wonderful colour and patina over the centuries. There are three removable leaves and four premanant tops, any of these can be removed to make the table several sizes smaller. It is also possible to extend the table to make it larger, so please ask for details if a longer table is required.

English circa 1790 £195000
Attributed to Gillow of Lancaster and London

EM 002

Provenance:
Aynho Park, Oxfordshire.
This table was most probably made for Aynho as part of the improvements carried out to the house by Sir John Soane in the 1790s. There is a lot of very interesting history about the Cartwright family of Aynho Park going back for centuries, please ask for details.
Below the last two photographs are of the table in situ in Aynho Park taken in 2006.

159cm / 63" wide
547cm / 215" long
74cm / 29" high

Early 18th Century George I Period Walnut Antique Card Table

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Early 18th century George I period walnut antique games table standing on cabriole legs with pad feet. This table is photographed here as it came in to us and will look even better when it has been waxed. The mechanism is unusual and works very well. It has a concertina or scissors action which is very stable indeed. The walnut is a lovely colour and it has a good grain pattern on the sold sections and quarter cut burr veneer with feather banding on the top. This is a really elegant table dating from the pre-mahogany era and this sort of early walnut is bright, tactile and warm.

English circa 1720 £3800

01 19 03

77.5cm / 30½" wide
39cm / 15¼" deep min
77.5cm / 30½" deep max
71cm / 28" or 73cm / 28¾" high

Eigteenth Century George III Period Antique Mahogany Chest on Chest / Tallboy

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Eighteenth century George III period antique mahogany chest on chest. This is a great chest on chest with some lovely details. The ogee bracket feet are a generous shape, the pillasters have fluting and gilt brass capitals, the handles still have traces of gilding on and the cornice has interesting Chinese Chippendale blind lattice carving as well as Greek key dentil cornice. This chest is a really good colour and it will look even more wonderful when the restorers have waxed it.

English circa 1760 £3800

12 18 03

24" / 61cm deep
48" / 122cm wide
74" / 188cm high

Early 18th Century George I Period Antique Walnut Side Table

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Early 18th century George I period walnut antique lowboy side table. This is a charming early side table with wonderful faded colour, sligthly wobbly top, quarter cut veneers, cross banding, stringing, a carved apron and cabriole legs. It is photographed here before restoration as it came to us. A thorough polishing with beeswax will improve the table immensely and is included in the price.

English circa 1720 £3800

10 18 04

29½" / 75cm wide
19¼" / 49cm deep
25¼" / 64cm high

Antique Four Poster Bed

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Antique four poster bed, the front posts being George III period which are turned with reeding, acanthus decoration and finishing in square sections at the base. This bed is tenon jointed with bolts at the corners to allow it to be dismantled and moved around. We do have a stock of old posts and can make four posters to any length and width using old front posts with a tenon jointed frame made of sapele.

The posts English circa 1790
This bed £3800 as is or £5800 made larger

01 19 07

221cm / 87" high
226cm / 89" long
145cm / 57" wide
211cm / 83" long inside

19th Century George IV Period Mahogany Antique Extending Breakfast Dining Table

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19th century George IV period mahogany antique extending breakfast dining table standing on central four splay base. This is an extremely strong and versatile dining table which can be adjusted to seat from four up to a comfortable twelve (or fourteen with either two at each end or one at each end without side plates). The leaves can be stored inside the table itself which is extremely rare for a table of this period and is quite an achievement when the sheer size and weight of the leaves is taken into consideration. The timber used for this table is second to none, it is a dense grained, slow growing mahogany with excellent grain pattern and beautiful parallel lines. The leaves are original thank goodness, as this size of leaf is very hard to find and extremely expensive to replace nowadays. The discrepancy between the colour of the leaves and the table ends will no longer be evident following restoration, so please do not worry about that.
This table represents a remarkable feat of engineering, as it has to be designed specifically to take the weight of the leaves which are unsupported at the ends, but also has to be manufactured to a very high tolerance in order to eradicate the natural movement in the mechanism which a legged table would be able to get away with. I could go on, but in conclusion would like to say that this is a really special table, wonderful timber, a fantastic design and it is really impressive both visually and from a constructional standpoint.

English circa 1830 £16500

11 18 03

60" / 153cm long closed
135¾" / 344cm long max
54" / 137cm wide
28½" / 72cm high
The leaves:
26½" / 67cm
26½" / 67cm
22¼" / 57cm

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Writing Table

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18th century George III period mahogany antique writing table. This is a wonderfully large scale writing table with two large slides, or reading slopes, which extend from each size to make it even larger. This writing table stands on elegant square legs with a generous chamfer on the inside corner which gives the effect of making the leg look a lot lighter without compromising the strength.
There is a nicely restrained decorative corner of pierced lattice work at the top of the legs. This writing table is freestanding with drawers both sides and it has a top which is usefully a little higher than normal.

English circa 1760 £6800

01 19 04

68" /173cm wide
38" / 97cm deep
30½" / 77cm high

Early 19th Century Antique Mahogany Pedestal Desk

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Early 19th century pedestal desk with five drawers and one cupboard on one side. The cupboard is disguised with false drawer fronts. The other side of the desk is finished with mahogany but does not have dummy drawers. Because it does not have drawers both sides the cupboard section of this desk is surprisingly deep. Although pictured here as it came in to us without having been waxed, or otherwise to have received any restoration at all, this desk has attained a wonderful patina and colour in its long life. The leather is nice and old and probably good enough to be waxed and conserved, although it is easy enough to fit a new skiver if required. This desk has good knee room with a 24" clearance underneath. It can be raised further if required. It has lovely Brahma locks stamped with the makers name.

English circa 1810 £3800

10 18 03

35¾" / 91cm deep
54¼" / 138cm wide
30" / 76cm high
 
The kneehole
22" / 56cm wide
24" / 61cm high

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Sideboard

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18th century George III period mahogany serpentine fronted sideboard standing on six square reeded legs. This sideboard has been made using a selection of well figured mahogany with flame mahogany used for the drawer fronts. The top is made from a single huge sheet of timber. There are three drawers including a wine drawer with removable bottle holder and also a cupboard hidden behind dummy drawer fronts. Unusually there are also dummy drawer fronts complete with handles on the sides of the sideboard as well.

English circa 1790 £3800

11 18 02

26½" / 67cm deep
64" / 163cm wide
35½" / 90cm high

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Bookcase

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18th century George III period mahogany antique bookcase with two glazed drawers above two cupboards. This is a really wonderful bookcase with lots of things that set it above the rest. The cornice is an especially well drawn and generously shaped version of the broken arch pediment design. The astral glazing is reeded and has a pleasing curve at the top where it comes together with its neighbour. Each of the lower doors has an oval made of flame mahogany with mitred corners. There is box wood stringing which follows the ovals and rectangular boxwood stringing which follows the outer shape of the doors and around the cornice. The whole bookcase is usefully narrow front to back so it will not encroach too far into the drawing room, which also makes it ideal for a landing or corridor. The shelves are adjustable in both the top and the base.
This bookcase is a really lovely piece of furniture which looks its best when viewed first hand. It is a top quality piece that will really stand out in even the grandest country house drawing room.

English circa 1790 £12800

DC 002

43" / 109cm wide
93½" 238cm high
13" / 33cm deep

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Tripod Table

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18th Century George III period mahogany antique tripod table. This is a nice old table with good colour and patination, neatly turned column and shapely leg which runs parallel to the ground before terminating with a good pointed toe.
This table is also slightly lower than normal which may be more useful in the modern home.

English circa 1790 £380

TGH

30" / 76cm wide
29¾" / 75cm deep
27" / 69 cm high

19th Century George IV Period Mahogany Antique Extending Breakfast Dining Table

1403201919th Century George IV Mahogany Extending Antique Breakfast Table Dining Table 60 long 135¾ long 54 wide 28½ high leaves 26½ 26½ 22¼ _24.jpg

19th century George IV period mahogany antique extending breakfast dining table standing on central four splay base. This is an extremely strong and versatile dining table which can be adjusted to seat from four up to a comfortable twelve (or fourteen with either two at each end or one at each end without side plates). The leaves can be stored inside the table itself which is extremely rare for a table of this period and is quite an achievement when the sheer size and weight of the leaves is taken into consideration. The timber used for this table is second to none, it is a dense grained, slow growing mahogany with excellent grain pattern and beautiful parallel lines. The leaves are original thank goodness, as this size of leaf is very hard to find and extremely expensive to replace nowadays. The discrepancy between the colour of the leaves and the table ends will no longer be evident following restoration, so please do not worry about that.
This table represents a remarkable feat of engineering, as it has to be designed specifically to take the weight of the leaves which are unsupported at the ends, but also has to be manufactured to a very high tolerance in order to eradicate the natural movement in the mechanism which a legged table would be able to get away with. I could go on, but in conclusion would like to say that this is a really special table, wonderful timber, a fantastic design and it is really impressive both visually and from a constructional standpoint.

English circa 1830 £16500

11 18 03

60" / 153cm long closed
135¾" / 344cm long max
54" / 137cm wide
28½" / 72cm high
The leaves:
26½" / 67cm
26½" / 67cm
22¼" / 57cm

19th Century George IV Period Mahogany Antique Extending Breakfast Dining Table

1303201919th Century George IV Mahogany Extending Antique Breakfast Table Dining Table 60 long 135¾ long 54 wide 28½ high leaves 26½ 26½ 22¼ _24.jpg

19th century George IV period mahogany antique extending breakfast dining table standing on central four splay base. This is an extremely strong and versatile dining table which can be adjusted to seat from four up to a comfortable twelve (or fourteen with either two at each end or one at each end without side plates). The leaves can be stored inside the table itself which is extremely rare for a table of this period and is quite an achievement when the sheer size and weight of the leaves is taken into consideration. The timber used for this table is second to none, it is a dense grained, slow growing mahogany with excellent grain pattern and beautiful parallel lines. The leaves are original thank goodness, as this size of leaf is very hard to find and extremely expensive to replace nowadays. The discrepancy between the colour of the leaves and the table ends will no longer be evident following restoration, so please do not worry about that.
This table represents a remarkable feat of engineering, as it has to be designed specifically to take the weight of the leaves which are unsupported at the ends, but also has to be manufactured to a very high tolerance in order to eradicate the natural movement in the mechanism which a legged table would be able to get away with. I could go on, but in conclusion would like to say that this is a really special table, wonderful timber, a fantastic design and it is really impressive both visually and from a constructional standpoint.

English circa 1830 £16500

11 18 03

60" / 153cm long closed
135¾" / 344cm long max
54" / 137cm wide
28½" / 72cm high
The leaves:
26½" / 67cm
26½" / 67cm
22¼" / 57cm

Set of Five Early Victorian Rosewood Dining Chairs

090320195 Rosewood Antique Dining Chairs 35 or 89cm high 19 or 44cm deep 18 or 46cm hs 18 or 46cm wide _1.JPG

Buy four get one free!

Set of five early Victorian antique dining chairs. These would be useful as a set of four with one free spare and are priced as such. These chairs are in reasonable shape with just a couple of chips from the base of the legs. They are sold in the condition that they came to us, so please ask for more photos or come and see them before buying if possible. These chairs are a very fine example of this genre and so they do stand up well to close inspection. The carving is more crisp than most balloon backs, the rosewood is dense grained and hard and there are the early type of corner stretchers underneath.

English circa 1850 £350

TGH

35" / 89cm high
19" / 44cm deep
18" / 46cm high seat
18" / 46cm wide

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Four Splay Three Pedestal Antique Dining Table

090320193 Pedestal Antique Dining Table 136 long 53½ wide 28 high 26½ and 26¼ leaves 27 each end 29 middle _14.JPG

Early 19th century Georgian mahogany three pedestal antique dining table. This is an elegant table made of large sheets of very fine quality solid mahogany. The edge of the top and legs are delicately moulded, the latter ending with interesting gilt brass toe caps and casters. This table has two removable leaves and the tops tilt for ease of movement and storage, especially useful for dinner dances. This is a really good table with a great provenance. It is photographed here as it came in to us prior to restoration. Restoration is included in the price, please enquire about restoration options and shipping times.

English circa 1810 £28000

10 18 06

136" / 345cm long
53½"/ 136cm wide
28" / 72cm high
26½" / 67cm
27" / 69cm each end
29" / 74cm the central table

Provenance:

Sotheby's New York, circa 1988
Charlton Hall 2018, South Carolina collection

This three-pedestal dining table was in the main house at Spendthrift Farm, Lexington, Kentucky. During its heyday, Spendthrift, under the ownership of the legendary Leslie Coombs, was one of America's premier Thoroughbred farms. Coombs was a consummate promoter, and luminaries such as Princess Margaret, Henry Kissinger, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Arden, Louis B. Mayer, President of MGM Studios, among many others, dined at this table.

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Campaign Wardrobe

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique campaign wardrobe with hanging space above two drawers. This is a good looking wardrobe with an elegant cornice and splay legs. The mahogany is a good colour with interesting grain and it will look really wonderful when the restorers have finished with it. This wardrobe comes apart very easily, so it should fit up even the smallest staircase. Also useful for gentlemen when waging historical wars abroad. Restoration is included in the price, please ask about shipping charges.

English or Channel Islands circa 1815 £3800

08 18 07

26" / 66cm deep
51" / 130cm wide
82¼" / 209cm high
58" / 22¾cm inside depth

Three Pedestal Regency Mahogany Antique Dining Table

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Early nineteenth century Regency antique mahogany dining table. This is a good scale table with three four splay feet under each crisply turned pillar support. The colour and timber are very good and this is an impressive table of a quality to match the finest dining room. The blocks of this table have been replaced at some point and not by us, which has the benefit of raising the height to a more contemporary level. Restoration is included, so please ask about polishing and waxing options, or anything else for that matter.

English circa 1810 £24500

09 18 06

126½" / 321cm long
54¼" / 138cm deep
29½" / 75cm high

Pair of Grafton Armchairs made by Howard and Sons

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Pair of antique armchairs made by Howard and Sons of London. This pair are the shape of Grafton chairs except with a P shaped arm. As can be seen in the photographs, one of these is plain back and one is button back. Howard chairs were available with plain back, button back, waisted back or the siege de duvet system. Included in the cost is full restoration to any of the above finishes. Siege de duvet is my favourite.

English circa 1900 £15800

Prov. Stamped Howard & Sons Berners Street.

07 18 02

Howard and Sons Leeds Sofa

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Antique sofa made by Howard and Sons, the Leeds or Burlington models are one of the only early sofas with the side rake and low aspect to match the Bridgewater chair family. This sofa is shown without its back cushions, the library photograhs show the same model with the build in cushions after restoration. This is a very comfortable sofa indeed.

English circa 1920 £12800

06 18 05

62" / 158cm wide
20" / 51cm high 
32" / 82cm high max
36" / 91cm deep

Antique Cabinet Made By Howard And Sons

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Very fine quality walnut cabinet made by Howard and Sons of Berners Street in London. This cabinet is of the highest quality construction as one would expect from this manufacturer. The dovetails are very precise and the drawer lining is such good quality hard wood that the drawer action is second to none. 

English circa 1880 £2,800

07 15 07

Howard and Sons, Berners Street, London

Length 63½" / 161cm
Height 37" / 94cm
Depth 17" / 43cm

Howard and Sons Lawson Sofa

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Unusually small Lawson model upholstered sofa by Howard and Sons of London.

English circa 1910 £9800
(including all the restoration except fabric)

10 18 05

71cm / 28" deep max
64cm / 25" deep frame
74cm / 29" high max
41cm / 16" high seat approx
132cm / 52" wide max
130cm / 51" wide frame

Howard and Sons Bridgewater Armchair

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Howard and Sons Bridgewater armchair standing on turned front legs.
English circa 1900.

£6,800 including restoration (ex fabric).

08 18 08

27½" wide at frame above legs
29" deep at frame above legs
29" wide at arms
34" high approx
36" deep approx

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Wine Cooler

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This wine cooler is said to be of sarcophagus form which, along with the animal feet, shows the influence of classical Greek and Roman designs on the decorative arts at the time. The recent excavations in Greece and Pompeii also influenced designs of the times. There is a rope mechanism which automatically raises up the bottles to a more useful height when the lid is opened. This wine cooler is made of really good selections of mahogany with good 'flame' grain pattern and will look even better when our restorers have given it a good beeswax.

English circa 1825 £2800

SORDC001

59cm / 23" high
48cm / 19" deep
80cm / 31½" wide

Set of Six Hall Chairs

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Set of six George III period 18th century mahogany hall chairs. It is quite unusual to find a set of six. There is a crest painted on the back panel with the motto Vulneratus Non Victus. These chairs are made of a good cut of mahogany and have faded to a fashionable pale colour. If required they could be made darker at the point of restoration.

English or Irish circa 1790 £3800

08 18 02

59cm / 23¾" wide
58.5cm / 23" deep
44cm / 17¼" high seat
94cm / 37" high max

Set of Six Hall Chairs

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Set of six George III period 18th century mahogany hall chairs. It is quite unusual to find a set of six. There is a crest painted on the back panel with the motto Vulneratus Non Victus. These chairs are made of a good cut of mahogany and have faded to a fashionable pale colour. If required they could be made darker at the point of restoration.

English or Irish circa 1790 £3800

08 18 02

59cm / 23¾" wide
58.5cm / 23" deep
44cm / 17¼" high seat
94cm / 37" high max

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Tripod Table

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George III period mahogany antique wine table with raised turned edge standing on especially elegant baluster turned column support and tripod base with shapely knee and slender ankles. This table is unusually low for the period so it might be just the thing for those of you with post-Regency upholstery in the drawing room.

English circa 1780 £580

35cm / 13¼" wide
56cm / 22" high

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Tripod Wine Table / Lamp Table

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18th century George III period mahogany antique tripod wine table. This table is a wonderful colour and has an excellent patina. The base is slender and elegant with outstretched tripod base typical of the late 18th century period.
This table is photographed here exactly as it came in and prior to restoration.

English circa 1780 £650

07 18 03

47cm / 18½" deep
46cm / 18¾"  wide
73cm / 28¾" high

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Linen Press

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Very fine quality and very heavy George III period mahogany antique linen press. This linen press has all its sliders, it is made of exceptional quality mahogany and it has faded to a beautiful golden brown colour. The price includes restoration if required. Please ask for details of restoration and delivery options.

English circa 1780 £2800

08 18 01

64cm / 24¾" deep
196cm / 77" high
131½cm / 51¾" wide at cornice and feet

Pair Of Antique Whatnots By Howard And Sons Of London

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Very fine quality pair of antique walnut whatnots. This pair of whatnots are very well made with generous barley twist columns and wonderfully well figured walnut show wood. The tops are covered with lovely old skiver which might well be the original, but can be changed if required.

English circa 1890 £3800
Made by Howard and Sons, Berners Street, London

SORDS001

13" / 33cm deep
20" / 51cm wide
29" / 74cm high surface
31½" / 80cm high max

Antique Painted Side Table

2909201819th Century Painted Serving Table Antique Dressing Table 23½ 60cmd 53½ 136cmw 30 76cmh 33½ 85cmh _1.JPG

Very decorative nineteenth century painted side table standing on generously carved lyre shaped end supports. This table has surprisingly good construction, fine dovetails and mahogany lined drawers, which indicates that it was made by one of the better makers of the 19th century. This is a good size table with two drawers in the frieze. It could be used as a sofa table in the drawing room, a serving table in the dining room or a dressing table in the bed room. A charming, practical and useful piece of furniture.

English circa 1860 £2,800

SORIW010

23½" / 60cm deep
53½" / 136cm wide
30" / 76cm high
33½" / 85cm high

Painted Antique Serving Table

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Very decorative nineteenth century painted side table standing on generously carved lyre shaped end supports. This table has surprisingly good construction, fine dovetails and mahogany lined drawers, which indicates that it was made by one of the better makers of the 19th century. This is a good size table with two drawers in the frieze. It could be used as a sofa table in the drawing room, a serving table in the dining room or a dressing table in the bed room. A charming, practical and useful piece of furniture.

English circa 1860 £2,800

SORIW010

23½" / 60cm deep
53½" / 136cm wide
30" / 76cm high
33½" / 85cm high

17th Century Oak Antique Dresser

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17th century oak antique dresser standing on turned legs with stretchers and with three good deep drawers in the frieze. This dresser is not too deep front to back so does not encroach on the room more than necessary.

English circa 1680
£3800

06 18 02

48cm / 19" deep
89cm / 35" high
190cm / 75" wide

17th Century Antique Dresser

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17th century oak dresser standing on elegant turned legs with two drawers in the frieze and lower stretcher. This is a charming little dresser which is a really good colour and will look even better when the restorers have polished it with beeswax.

English circa 1680
£3800

46cm / 18" deep
168cm / 66" wide
80cm / 31½" high

Set of Four Dining Chairs

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Set of four good large mahogany dining chairs in the manner of Thomas Chippendale.

English circa 1960-1980
£250

04 14 04 part

56cm / 22" deep
53cm / 21" wide
46cm / 18" high seat
97cm / 38" high max

Early 19th century Regency Mahogany Antique Mirror

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique mirror with faded silvering, original bevelled glass and ebonised stringing. This is a very nice mirror to use as decoration or reflecting light, please note that the reflected image is no longer clear. All in all a very charming and original pre-Victorian mirror.

English circa 1820 £280
 
62cm / 24¼" wide
48cm / 19" high
6cm / 2¼" deep

Early 20th Century Freestanding Rosewood Antique Centre Table

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Very fine quality early 20th century antique centre table made of exceptional quality timber and with very intricate inlay. This table was a wedding present for the original owner and has been in the same family ever since. At a time when a lot of furniture was mass produced, very fine quality furniture of this sort had become impossibly expensive. This represents the last period of truly great cabinetmaking before centuries of knowledge were lost in the war along with the  skilled craftspeople, great furniture companies and the wonderful timbers that went with them. This is a really fine table, the price of which in no way reflects its true value. The timber alone would now cost more to buy than the table itself. This table is freestanding with the same decoration to all sides.

English circa 1910 £450

PT004

69cm / 27¼" deep
70cm / 27½" wide
75cm / 29½" high

Early 20th Century Freestanding Rosewood Antique Centre Table

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Very fine quality early 20th century antique centre table made of exceptional quality timber and with very intricate inlay. This table was a wedding present for the original owner and has been in the same family ever since. At a time when a lot of furniture was mass produced, very fine quality furniture of this sort had become impossibly expensive. This represents the last period of truly great cabinetmaking before centuries of knowledge were lost in the war along with the  skilled craftspeople, great furniture companies and the wonderful timbers that went with them. This is a really fine table, the price of which in no way reflects its true value. The timber alone would now cost more to buy than the table itself. This table is freestanding with the same decoration to all sides.

English circa 1910 £450

PT004

69cm / 27¼" deep
70cm / 27½" wide
75cm / 29½" high

Early 20th Century Freestanding Rosewood Antique Centre Table

16052018Antique Centre Table Rosewood 27¼ 27½ 29½ high _1.JPG

Very fine quality early 20th century antique centre table made of exceptional quality timber and with very intricate inlay. This table was a wedding present for the original owner and has been in the same family ever since. At a time when a lot of furniture was mass produced, very fine quality furniture of this sort had become impossibly expensive. This represents the last period of truly great cabinetmaking before centuries of knowledge were lost in the war along with the  skilled craftspeople, great furniture companies and the wonderful timbers that went with them. This is a really fine table, the price of which in no way reflects its true value. The timber alone would now cost more to buy than the table itself. This table is freestanding with the same decoration to all sides.

English circa 1910 £450

PT004

69cm / 27¼" deep
70cm / 27½" wide
75cm / 29½" high

19th Century Mahogany Three Pedestal Antique Dining Table

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19th century three pedestal antique dining table with two removable leaves. This is a very finely constructed dining table and it is made from a choice cut of mahogany. This is a very flexible table as the two end tables have the ability to be put together to form a table separate from the centre pedestal. There are casters underneath which can be raised up to provide a higher surface height if required, however there is a twenty four inches knee clearance already which is usually considered plenty. Do contact us for information about restoration and shipping times.

English circa 1835 £16500

03 18 05

70cm / 27½" high
125cm / 49" deep
336cm / 132½" long

19th Century Victorian Period Chaise Longue Daybed Attributed to Howard and Sons of London

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19th century day bed made by Howard and Sons of London. This is a very comfortable daybed with the softly sprung horsehair that it seems Howard alone was able to create. The day bed is buttoned / tufted all over with a flat panel on the arm. This has the amusing result of making the day bed look as if the back is adjustable when it is not. This is an unusually early version of this day bed and as such is not stamped with the makers name. Although we have had this model with stamp many times before, it is thought that this one dates from a period before the stamp began to be used. The legs are the Howard patent design, the construction and the design are all exclusively Howard. One interesting thing about this day bed is that the fabric appears to be original. This is useful for two reasons, firstly it means that when reupholstered it gives us the chance to see how it was upholstered originally so that when it is recovered it can be done to the specification as originally intended. The other good thing about the original fabric is that it is interesting in itself. There are two layers of fabric in this instance, an underticking with flowers and initials, over which is what is believed to be the original woven fabric. It is thought that most pieces were upholstered up to ticking and would then wait until the customer had chosen a top cover. This way the delivery times would be minimised, or a piece can be supplied in ticking and be covered elsewhere or at a later date, a practice that survives to this day. However, the underticking on this day bed is not the one usually found on a Howard, it has various letters including LED&M. Could it be the intials for Lenygon and Morant? We might know more when the top cover is taken off, or perhaps we will never know....

English circa 1870

02 18 05

76cm / 30" deep
183 / 72" long
71cm / 28" high
41cm / 16" high seat

Pair of Antique Grafton Model Howard and Sons Chairs

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Pair of Howard and Sons chairs, Grafton model, stamped Howard and Sons Berners Street. The pair of chairs in question have square taper legs not turned ones as pictured here. The fabric is the same, but can of course be changed.

English circa 1910 £15800

AR115

 

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Breakfast Table

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique breakfast table. This antique dining table is a very fine example of the period having a elegant four splay base with good quality brass caps and casters, the mahogany is a bookmatched quarter cut top with symmetrical grain and with satin wood cross banding around the top. The timber is of such fine quality that even the underside of the top has the same wonderful grain pattern as the top. At the moment the colour has faded to a desirable golden colour and this can be preserved by waxing or totally repolished to a darker colour as required. The original colour can be seen in the photographs of the reverse. The top can be brought back to the original colour, or various degrees of fading can be preserved as part of the conservation process. Restoration can be carried out in our own workshops to make sure that the work is carried out to the highest standard. A square breakfast table will accommodate more diners that a round one of the same width and also has the advantage of seating those opposite more closely than a round table with a similar seating capacity.

English circa 1810 £2800

02 18 09

73cm / 28½" high
115cm / 45" wide
137cm / 54" long

Gillow Antique Linen Press

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Antique mahogany linen press made by Gillow of Lancaster and London. This linen press is made of a very fine cut of fiddle back mahogany on the drawer fronts and with flame mahogany on the door fronts. It has solid mahogany drawer linings, wonderfully precise dove tails and an intricate construction system involving tenons and dovetails for the main construction. There is crossbanding, cock beading and other decorative devices typical of the period. This linen press has it all, the handles are original, the locks are all stamped Gillow, there is a twist handle to keep the doors closed and there is a nice long top bolt on the left hand door. There is a Gillow label on the inside of the drawer showing a very interesting version of the Royal Warrant to Edward VII. Gillow were one of the foremost English furniture makers for over two hundred years.

English circa 1910 £1250

TGH

136cm / 53½" wide
61cm / 24" deep
212cm / 83½" high

There is space for one more linen slider and the key is missing.
Please ask for an estimate to make new slider and key if required.

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Side Table

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18th century George III period mahogany antique side table. This is a useful little table with nice mahogany on the front, legs and drawer front. The legs taper from the inside two surfaces and they are slender and elegant. Priced to sell as is.

English circa 1790 £250

02 18 07

70cm / 27½" wide
42cm / 16½" deep
71cm / 28" high

Early 18th Century Oak Antique Mule Chest Coffer

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Early 18th century oak mule chest. The mule chest is a coffer at the top with drawers underneath. This mule chest has developed a lovely deep colour and patina over its long life and it is good that the grain of the timber is visible. A lot of furniture of this period has a layed of dirt that hides the timber itself and makes the whole piece look very dark, but not this one! There are some old repairs and it has not been restored yet, but this is a wonderfully tactile as well as a useful piece of furniture.

English circa 1710 £580

02 18 10

127cm / 50" wide
79cm / 31" high
52cm / 20½" deep

Howard and Sons Ivor chair

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Very rare Berners Street era Ivor model upholstered easy armchair made by Howard and Sons around 1910

02 18 01

17th Century Oak Antique Coffer

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17th century antique oak coffer dating from the William and Mary period. This coffer has good moulded detail on the front of the legs, the uprights and around the panels on the top. There are four panels on the front and three on the top, the front panels are decorated with a diamond shape and the front of the highest cross member has carved scroll decoration. There is an old lock, but no key. Let us know if you want us to try and make a key as it is sometimes possible. The colour and patina of this coffer is very good at the moment and will be even better when it has been waxed in our workshops.

English circa 1690 £1250

01 18 02

58.5cm / 23" deep
152.5cm / 60" wide
66cm / 26" high

Howard and Sons Bridgewater Chair

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Howard and Sons Bridgewater armchair with square taper legs and with siege de duvet upholstery. Certainly the favourite model for several of us here at Hares. Let us know if you want a pair as there are always more in the pipeline, but their casters hardly touch the ground so quickly do they fly out the door.

English circa 1910 £6,800

 

19th Century Mirror

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19th century mirror with lovely old worn out glass, faded gilding and lots of patina. Good decorative antique mirror as is, or restore as necessary.

English 19th century £85

AGH

42cm / 16½" wide
51cm / 20" high
5cm / 2"d

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Breakfast Table

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18th century George III period mahogany antique breakfast table. This table is very elegant having a slender turned column support, it stands on four outswept legs and has stringing around the edge of the top. There is no frieze so there is a lot of leg room for anyone sitting at it. Being square this table seats more people than an equivalent sized circular table and also means that it can be used as a library table as well as a breakfast table or centre table. The timber chosen is an especially fine cut of mahogany with no joins across the entire surface. It will be a really good colour when the restorers have buffed it with natural beeswax.

English circa 1790 £3800

117cm / 46" deep
170cm / 67" wide
72½cm / 28½" high

Edwardian Mahogany Antique Hanging Cabinet

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Early 20th century Edwardian period mahogany antique hanging cupboard. This little two door cupboard is the perfect size for kitchen or bathroom. The timber is very nice with aspects of fiddle back mahogany to some of the sections. It is nicely constructed and will clean up very well.

English circa 1910 £85

86cm / 34" wide
23cm / 9" deep
51cm / 20" high

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Bed Side Table / Night Stand / End Table / Wine Table

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Early 19th century regency mahogany antique bedside cupboard. This cupboard has good Regency proportions with slender legs and good dovetails. The casters and handles appear to be original. The legs are simulated bamboo which was a popular device at the time, pioneered and made famous by Brighton Pavilion and the Prince Regent. This bedside cupboard is very versatile having lift up leaves each side as, but more unusual it had two drawers one side and a fold down cupboard door on the reverse. A very elegant and useful piece of furniture.

English circa 1820 £580

79cm / 31" wide
36cm / 14" wide
72cm / 28½" high
47cm / 18¼" deep

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Bed Side Cupboard / Night Stand / Workbox / Wine Table

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Early 19th century regency mahogany antique bedside cupboard. This cupboard has good Regency proportions with slender legs and good dovetails. The casters and handles appear to be original. The legs are simulated bamboo which was a popular device at the time, pioneered and made famous by Brighton Pavilion and the Prince Regent. This bedside cupboard is very versatile having lift up leaves each side as, but more unusual it had two drawers one side and a fold down cupboard door on the reverse. A very elegant and useful piece of furniture.

English circa 1820 £580

79cm / 31" wide
36cm / 14" wide
72cm / 28½" high
47cm / 18¼" deep

19th Century Victorian Beech Antique Linen Stand / Posser / Posher

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Antique washer - dryer.

19th century Victorian period simulated bamboo antique towel rail. This charming and useful little towel rail stands of three turned legs and has three hanging arms, all of which rotate though 365 degrees. This one has the tripod base like a posser. Also known as a laundry posher, posser, dolly-legs, dolly-pegs, peggy, or washing maiden. They are usually possers in the UK, or plungers in the US, but can also be called dollies, ponches or possing-sticks. They were for agitating the cloth in a wash-tub, dolly-tub or possing-tub. This one stands on turned platform tripod base.This is a finely turned piece of work made of a good cut of close grained honey coloured timber which is probably beech wood.

English circa 1890 £650

54cm / 21" deep
38cm / 15" wide
99cm / 39" high

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Set Of Nine Antique Dining Chairs

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Set of 9 early 19th century Regency mahogany antique dining chairs. This set of chairs can be thought of as a set of eight chairs with one extra or a set of nine. If ten chairs are required then a similar carver can be found or an identical one can be made in our own workshops at additional cost. Ask for a quote if required. This set of chairs have some very nice Regency specific features such as sabre legs which are reeded on the front and upper surfaces. The back rest has a panel of flame mahogany and gadrooning to the top edge. The back rail has the classic rope twist which alludes to the recent success of the British Navy at the battle of the Nile and the subsequent definitive defeat by the British Army of Napoleon at Waterloo. These chairs are made of good timber, they are precisely carved and it is easy to change the fabric on the drop in seats. The sabre legs are a nice feature which echo the Klismos chair and similar designs found in images found at the excavations of the time in Italy and Greece.

English circa 1815 £8800

LL 001

The single chairs
79cm / 31" high
46cm / 18" wide
51cm / 20" deep
45cm / 17½" high

The carver chair
79cm / 31" high
51cm / 20" wide
54cm / 21" deep
(seat height a bit high
at present due to squab)

Early Nineteenth Century Regency Mahogany Set Of Nine Antique Dining Chairs

260120189 19th Century Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs Single 31h 18w 20d 17½h carver 31h 20w 21d wrong height _1.JPG

Set of 9 early 19th century Regency mahogany antique dining chairs. This set of chairs can be thought of as a set of eight chairs with one extra or a set of nine. If ten chairs are required then a similar carver can be found or an identical one can be made in our own workshops at additional cost. Ask for a quote if required. This set of chairs have some very nice Regency specific features such as sabre legs which are reeded on the front and upper surfaces. The back rest has a panel of flame mahogany and gadrooning to the top edge. The back rail has the classic rope twist which alludes to the recent success of the British Navy at the battle of the Nile and the subsequent definitive defeat by the British Army of Napoleon at Waterloo. These chairs are made of good timber, they are precisely carved and it is easy to change the fabric on the drop in seats. The sabre legs are a nice feature which echo the Klismos chair and similar designs found in images found at the excavations of the time in Italy and Greece.

English circa 1815 £8800

LL 001

The single chairs
79cm / 31" high
46cm / 18" wide
51cm / 20" deep
45cm / 17½" high

The carver chair
79cm / 31" high
51cm / 20" wide
54cm / 21" deep
(seat height a bit high
at present due to squab)

18th Century George II Period Oak Antique Cupboard

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18th century George II period oak antique hanging cupboard. This charming cupboard has attained a wonderful deep colour and patina over its two hundred and eighty years.

English circa 1740 £850

09 17 13

69cm / 27" wide
27cm / 10¾" deep
84cm / 33" high

18th Century Primitive Antique Oil Painting Of An Aristocratic Child With Dog

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18th Century primitive antique oil painting of aristocratic child with dog. This sort of painting is said to have been painted retrospectively to show a wealthy individual as a child, presumably in a situation more grand than the one in which they were really brought up. This would explain that the face looks more like that of an adult, as well as the garden and fountain which look like that of a very large country house. In any case this would have been an expensive commission for someone of great importance, or at least great wealth, at the time. All in all a charming piece of social history in a very good frame.

Dutch or French circa 1770 £8500

150cm / 59" high
109cm / 43" wide
8cm / 3" deep

19th Century Willliam IV Period Mahogany Three Pedestal Antique Dining Table

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19th century William IV period mahogany antique three pedestal dining table. This dining table is made of large sheets of a very fine cut of dense grained mahogany. The grain pattern is very interesting and the whole table has attained a lovely colour and depth of patina over its hundred and eighty years. The three tops are removable and also tilt for easy storage or to move from room to room. There are two small leaves which allow the table to be turned from a dining table into two smaller breakfast tables. With the addition of two extra leaves this table will extend to around eleven and a half feet long and seat twelve to fourteen people. Interestingly this table has inverted dovetail brass clips which were patented by Nettlefolds. Also unusual are the wooden casters. Wood or leather casters were used to avoid damage when moving the table around on floors which were made of marble or other expensive material.  This is a really fine table and must be seen to be appreciated. Call or email with any questions.

English circa 1830 £28500

06 17 03

239cm / 94" wide
350cm / 11½ feet w max approx
123cm / 52" deep
72cm / 28½" high

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Side Table

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George III period mahogany antique side table with drawer in the frieze and standing on square taper legs.

English circa 1790 £250

09 17 17

76cm / 30" wide
51cm / 20" deep
75cm / 29½" high

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Sideboard

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18th century George III period mahogany antique sideboard. This sideboard is made of a good cut of mahogany with interesting grain pattern which has faded to a desirable golden colour. There is a great level of detail on this sideboard, there are mitred corners, stringing and crossbanding in abundance. This is a good small two hundred and twenty year old sideboard for a very reasonable price.

English circa 1790 £3800

12 17 02

56cm / 22" deep
86cm / 34" high
137cm / 54" wide

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Dressing Table / Serving Table / Side Table

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique dressing table or side table standing on the classic Gillow leg. This design of leg is found in the Gillow pattern books and the quality of the timber and construction is also very much Gillows. There are three drawers in the frieze and the sides and base of the drawers is also of the best quality mahogany. This table is usefully narrow front to back and is equally useful in a hallway, bedroom, drawing room or dining room.

English circa 1820 £4800

JE 005

61cm / 24" deep
114cm / 45" wide
76cm / 30" high surface
84cm / 33" high max

 

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Dressing Table / Serving Table / Side Table

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany antique dressing table or side table standing on the classic Gillow leg. This design of leg is found in the Gillow pattern books and the quality of the timber and construction is also very much Gillows. There are three drawers in the frieze and the sides and base of the drawers is also of the best quality mahogany. This table is usefully narrow front to back and is equally useful in a hallway, bedroom, drawing room or dining room.

English circa 1820 £4800

JE 005

61cm / 24" deep
114cm / 45" wide
76cm / 30" high surface
84cm / 33" high max

Unusually Small Early 18th Century William And Mary Period Oak Bureau

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Unusually small early 18th century William and Mary period oak bureau. This bureau has moulding on the aperture around the drawers, rather than cock beading on drawers themselves as found on later pieces. The drop handles are nice and restrained and the locks are good old ones. This bureau comes into two parts, which is the earlier design that pre dates the idea of a hidden well. The surface has a very nice tone to it which will improve even more when we have waxed it. The colour manages to vary from deep brown to golden honey without being either too clogged with dirt or having been scrubbed clean. We love this piece for its small size, its lovely old handles, locks and hinges, and the wonderful colour. Best of all, now that we all have laptops not desktops, the bureau is useful again. A beautiful three hundred year old piece of furniture for under three grand? Amazing.

English circa 1700 £2800

09 17 16

64cm / 25" wide
92cm / 36" high
45cm / 17½" deep
71cm / 28" high to surface

Howard and Sons Grafton Chair Standing On Ball And Claw Feet

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Swipe through these ten photos to see how badly an upholsterer ruined this lovely one hundred year old ball and claw foot Grafton chair made by Howard and Sons of Berners Street in London. JT will be turning in his grave! Luckily this chair will now be lovingly restored by the experts - but in the meantime, ten minutes with the scissors removing the foam made so much difference! More photos available, let us know if you want to add a chair like this to your collection at hares@hares-antiques.com

English circa 1900

40" deep
32" deep base of frame
30½" wide
29½" wide base of frame
17" high seat
34" high max

Pair of Early 19th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Console Serving Tables

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Very fine pair of early nineteenth century George III period mahogany antique console serving tables. This very rare pair of elegant side tables were made for a large room and they were designed to impress. They are typical of the late George III period of furnishing as pioneered by the likes of Robert Adam which was popular among the ruling and landed classes of the period. This meant that they are designed along classical lines with perfect proportions and classical motifs. This pair of tables have wonderfully shaped back panels, exquisite reeded detail and stand on elegant square tapering legs with spade feet. The timber is a very fine cut of mahogany which has faded to a very nice golden brown.

English circa 1810 £12,500

10 17 03

69cm / 27" deep
93cm / 36½" high surface
19cm / 7½" gallery
184cm / 72½" wide

18th Century George III Period Antique Console Table

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Very fine quality 18th century mahogany antique console table with flame mahogany frieze, moulded legs with chamfer, gadrooning, paterae and shell motif. The top looks like a single piece of mahogany and the whole piece is a good colour not apparent in these photographs. All in all a very fine piece worthy of a large country house setting. (Not freestanding)

English circa 1760 £5,800

01 18 03

79cm / 31" high
72cm / 28½" deep
155cm / 61" wide

Pair of 19th Century French Antique Painted Beds

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Pair of 19th century painted antique French beds with classical motifs, columns and turned feet. This is a charming pair of beds with lovely faded paint and with elegant outward scrolled ends.

French circa 1890 £2,800

126cm / 49½" wide max
124cm / 49" wide outside of rails
221cm / 87" long max
191cm / 75" long inside
93cm / 36½" high foot board
117cm / 46" high head board

George III Period Antique Mahogany Pole Screen Fire Screen

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Antique firescreen with oval portrait of a young lady, the slender pole standing on inverted tripod base terminating in square spade foot typical of the late 18th century.

English circa 1790 £85 as is
 
155cm / 61" high max
41cm / 16" wide at base
41cm / 16" deep at base

 

Unusual And Important Early 20th Century Stainless Steel Antique Fire Fender

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This is a very unusual fire fender being as it is an important early example of stainless steel manufacture. This is a pleasing design which is a good weight despite having intricate pierced latticework decoration. Difficult to date, but probably from the first quarter of the 20th century, this is an interesting, useful and durable addition to any home.

English, probably Sheffield, circa 1925 £480
Impressed mark "I.C.STAINLESS∙STEEL"

147.5cm / 58" wide internal
150.5cm / 59¼" wide max
28.5cm / 11¼" deep internal
31cm / 12¼" deep max
11.5cm / 4½h

Early 19th Century Regency Print Of Elephant Decoy Fastened To A Tree

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19th century antique print of "Decoy Elephants Leaving the Male Fastened to a Tree / Des Elephants Dressés laissant le Male". This picture is from a book called "Oriental Field Sports", this print dated 1819.
One such print is on display in the British High Commission, New Delhi, India.
http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/work.aspx?obj=22168
Author: Captain Thomas Williamson
Artist: Samuel Howitt (1756-1823)
Engraver: Henri Merke (Active 1800-1820)

English circa 1819 £150

64cm / 25" high
75cm / 29½" wide
3cm / 1" deep

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Set Of Antique Library Steps / Step Commode

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany bedroom step commode. This set of steps has a hidden compartment for night time emergencies. It is complete with seat and pot which appear to be original. It is made of very good quality mahogany with flame mahogany panels. There is leather or skiver on the surfaces that are stood on. Also might be useful in the library.

English circa 1820 £780

45cm / 17½" wide
66cm / 26" high
69cm / 27" deep

Pair of Chinese Enamel Cloisonné Ginger Jars

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Pair of Chinese cloisonné enamel ginger jars with lids. This pair of jars are in very good condition with very detailed cloisonné work. The decoration on the jars are a mirror image rather than being identical, this is a good sign of quality as a cheaper or more modern example would have the same image on both pieces.

Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. In recent centuries, vitreous enamel has been used, and inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials were also used during older periods. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or affixing silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.

In antiquity, the cloisonné technique was mostly used for jewellery and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs, with thick cloison walls. In the Byzantine period techniques using thinner wires were developed to allow more pictorial images to be produced, mostly used for religious images and jewellery, and by then always using enamel. By the 14th century this enamel technique had spread to China, where it was soon used for much larger vessels such as bowls and vases; the technique remains common in China to the present day, and cloisonné enamel objects using Chinese-derived styles were produced in the West from the 18th century.

Chinese 20th Century £350

22cm / 8½" high
14cm / 5½" wide

19th Century Antique Side Table Attributed to Gillow

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19th century mahogany serving table, side table or dressing table with gallery to stop things falling off the back. This is very useful for all applications, but especially when used as a dressing table as it stops the mirror being pushed too far back. The beauty of this table is in the elegant lines and the deliberate lack of embellishment. There is no superfluous carving, no cockbeading and no gold trim. It is not the superficial things that make this table stand out from the rest, it the intrinsic qualities. It is the quality of the timber with the wonderful grain pattern, it is the mahogany drawer linings, is the the precision construction that means that the drawers run smoothly with no need for cock beading. This table has slender legs, a thin frieze and nice pair of handles. Who could ask for more.

English circa 1840 £1250

52cm / 20½" deep
108cm / 42½" wide
76cm / 30" high
85cm / 33½" high

Set Of Twelve Antique Mahogany 19th Century Chippendale Dining Chairs

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This set of twelve 19th century antique Chippendale dining chairs are made to a design that originated in the George III period of the 18th century. These antique dining chairs are large, solid and made of a good quality dense grained mahogany. The carving is restrained and crisp, they have a good shape to the arms, a pronounced splay to the back legs and H frame stretchers for added strength.

English circa 1880 £14,500

Carver
97cm / 38" high
76cm / 30" wide
53cm / 21" deep
45cm / 17½" high seat

Single
97cm / 38" high
56cm / 22" wide
51cm / 20" deep
45 / 17½" high seat

Regency Mahogany Antique Compaign Four Poster Bed

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Early nineteenth century Regency mahogany campaign four poster bed. This bed has lost the reeded section of the front pillars, the easiest part to replace. The reeded section and side rails will be replaced in our restoration workshops which, unusually for an antique bed, will allow the customer to choose the height, length and width of the finished article. The bed is made from a very fine cut of mahogany, so the colour will be a good deep colour when the correct beeswax and shellac has been applied. Please enquire about colour, size and any restoration questions.

English circa 1815 £5,800
Price to include all wood work restoration except to make a cornice.
Mattress and covers not included, please ask for details.

Antique Georgian Period Country Vernacular X Frame Refectory Dining Table

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18th century antique refectory dining table. This table has a lot of things going for it, it is charming, has great patination and is extremely practical. The charming part is that it has a really tactile faded surface, all it needs is a little wax from our in house workshop to bring out the lovely pale honey colour. It is made of two of our favorite timbers for vernacular furniture, a sycamore top and elm base. This table is eminently practical, it is high for the period, it has the legs out of the way with lots of knee room. We especially like the metal bracket that runs the length of the table from the centre of each X. Being both robust and good looking makes this a practical table for hard work or hard partying.

English circa £9,800

84cm / 33" deep
221cm / 87" wide
74cm / 29" high

19th Century Victorian Antique Mirror

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Good decorative 19th century antique mirror with rosettes at the corners and very good quality clear bevelled glass.

English circa 1890 £1650

07 17 04

84cm / 33" high
154cm / 60½" wide
6cm / 2½" deep

Small Antique Mirror

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Small Edwardian mirror

circa 1910

37cm / 14½" wide
64cm / 25½" high
4cm / 1½" deep

19th Century Mahogany Antique Extending Dining Table Attributed To Gillow

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This antique dining table is exceptionally versatile and extremely well made. The top is made of huge sheets of the finest mahogany, the legs are made from single pieces of solid mahogany and even the mechanism is made from dense grained mahogany. There are original clips for the existing leaves and there is a clip holder in the mechanism. There is an order number stamped to the mechanism which starts with an L which is usually a Gillow mark. There are original leaves that take it to a fraction under fourteen feet and one more leaf would make it almost sixteen feet long. Unusually for an antique dining table the sizes are almost round numbers in feet, that they are a small amount under a round figure is probably due to shrinkage. The table is five feet round, each leaf is two feet, so the table can be five feet long, seven feet, nine feet, eleven feet, thirteen feet, or fourteen feet with a smaller leaf. With the addition of another two foot long leaf the table can be sixteen feet long. This table is extremely solid and strong. The design of the mechanism and the quality of construction means that we can firmly attribute this table to Gillow of Lancaster and London.

English circa 1860 £18,500

06 17 06

152cm / 5' round
74cm / 29" high
one leaf 213cm / 7ft
two leaves 273cm / 9ft
threeleaves 334cm / 11ft
four leaves 396cm / 13ft
then 426cm / 14ft or 487cm / 16ft with a new leaf

19th Century Arts And Crafts Antique Wine Table / Lamp Table

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19th century antique wine table or lamp table with pine base and oak top. The pine is a good quality straight grained variety with no knots, the top is made of oak inlaid with several other timbers inlaid with marquetry in a series of concentric star shapes around a central pointed star. Nice to see four legs rather than three. This is a fun and functional hand made table that is far cheaper than it should be for a table of this age and quality.

British circa 1890 £180

08 10 02

59cm / 23" deep
59cm / 23" wide
75cm / 29½" high

Large 17th Century Spanish Antique Coffer

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This large 17th century coffer is a really good size and weighs a huge amount. The walnut is a very good rich colour with good deep patina. The metal work is large and the carving is well executed and crisp. The top has a molded edge and there are handles on each end.

Spanish circa 1690 £4,800

AR113

184cm / 72½" wide
61.5cm / 24" deep
70cm / 27½" high

19th Century Tripod Wine Table

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19th century George III revival mahogany antique tripod table. This sort of antique tripod table is sometimes called a wine table, a lamp table, a snap top table, or a small tea table. The edge is generously scalloped and raised above the height of the top. The pedestal is slender and graduated with a rope twist at the bowl and it stands on three gracefully formed legs terminating in pad feet in the best stylistic tradition of the period. It is astounding that furniture of this quality and of this period (and made of mahogany that is no longer available) is so cheap at the moment.

English circa 1880 £750

61cm / 24" wide
66cm / 26" high

Howard and Sons Grantley Sofa

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Antique Howard and Sons sofa, Grantley model. This sofa has high sides and back which is cosy in front of a fire. The high sides are sprung and have built in down cushions so when sat on sideways with feet up the arm is as supportive and comfortable as the back. These are library photographs except for the last one. Unusually there are three available at the moment.

English circa 1890 £13,500
10 16 01

19th Century Mahogany Antique Serving Table Wash Stand Dressing Table

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19th century mahogany serving table, side table or dressing table with gallery to stop things falling off the back. This is very useful for all applications, but especially when used as a dressing table as it stops the mirror being pushed too far back. The beauty of this table is in the elegant lines and the deliberate lack of embellishment. There is no superfluous carving, no cockbeading and no gold trim. It is not the superficial things that make this table stand out from the rest, it the intrinsic qualities. It is the quality of the timber with the wonderful grain pattern, it is the mahogany drawer linings, is the the precision construction that means that the drawers run smoothly with no need for cock beading. This table has slender legs, a thin frieze and nice pair of handles. Who could ask for more.

English circa 1840 £1250

52cm / 20½" deep
108cm / 42½" wide
76cm / 30" high
85cm / 33½" high

19th Century Mahogany Antique Serving Table Wash Stand Dressing Table

Antique Mahogany Dressing Table Washstand Attrib Gillow 20½d 42½w 30h 33½h 1.JPG

19th century mahogany serving table, side table or dressing table with gallery to stop things falling off the back. This is very useful for all applications, but especially when used as a dressing table as it stops the mirror being pushed too far back. The beauty of this table is in the elegant lines and the deliberate lack of embellishment. There is no superfluous carving, no cockbeading and no gold trim. It is not the superficial things that make this table stand out from the rest, it the intrinsic qualities. It is the quality of the timber with the wonderful grain pattern, it is the mahogany drawer linings, is the the precision construction that means that the drawers run smoothly with no need for cock beading. This table has slender legs, a thin frieze and nice pair of handles. Who could ask for more.

English circa 1840 £1250

52cm / 20½" deep
108cm / 42½" wide
76cm / 30" high
85cm / 33½" high

18th George III Period Mahogany Antique Sideboard

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18th century George III period mahogany estate desk. The estate desk was originally intended for use without a chair, so makes a very useful bedroom piece to use as a dessing table with mirror on top if there is no room for a chair, or as a small sideboard for the dining room as it is the perfect height at which to stand to serve.

English circa 1790 £2,800

41½" wide
33½" high
21" deep

18th Century George III Period Antique Estate Desk

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18th century George III period mahogany estate desk. The estate desk was originally intended for use without a chair, so makes a very useful bedroom piece to use as a dessing table with mirror on top if there is no room for a chair, or as a small sideboard for the dining room as it is the perfect height at which to stand to serve.

English circa 1790 £2,800

41½" wide
33½" high
21" deep

 

Large Antique Lantern

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Large early 20th century lantern. This lantern is designed to be hung from the ceiling and has been wired for electricity. This lantern came to us as it is and it is recommended that it is fitted by a qualified electrician in case the wiring or fitments need to be updated.

French circa 1910 £2,400
JH010

100cm / 39" high
16cm / 41cm wide

George III Period 18th Century Mahogany Bedside Cupboard / Nightstand

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18th century George III period antique mahogany bedside cupboard. This little antique pot cupboard has some lovely details, the ebony stringing has squares at the corners, the legs are turned to look like bamboo, as are the x frame stretchers.
There is also a turned platform on the stretchers, perhaps for a washing bowl. The mahogany chosen for this antique night stand is a really good cut of timber with an interesting grain pattern that is sometimes referred to as plum pudding mahogany.

George III circa 1790 £950

36cm / 14" deep
36cm / 14" wide
81cm / 32" high

19th Century George IV Period Mahogany Dining Table

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19th century George IV period antique dining table. This table is made of mahogany that has faded to a very desirable golden brown colour with good patina. The legs are at the corners of each and and tucked away in the centre so that no one has a leg in the way. This table is very versatile, there are four removable leaves to adjust the length for any number of diners up to seat twelve comfortably or fourteen with two at each end. In addition to this the two halves of the table separate in the centre so that each end forms an individual console table. In this way the table can then be stored against a wall for a dinner dance, or moved from room to room easily. This also means that the table can be made larger than the measurements given here, if required, by the addition of a centre section and extra leaves without changing the originality in any way.

George IV circa 1825 £14,000

HG 001

312cm / 123" long
137cm / 54" wide
72cm / 28½" high

18th Century Antique Oak Dresser

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18th century George III period antique oak dresser. This dresser has two cupboards with three drawers across the frieze and three false drawers below. There is a delft rack with three shelves and deep moulded and carved cornice. This oak dresser is not very deep front to back so does not crown a room while providing plenty of storage. The timber is a good cut of oak with medullary rays and which will be a lovely colour once the varnish is removed and beeswax applied by our team of in house restorers. All in all a very useful piece of furniture which will add real character to even a modern kitchen or dining room.

George III circa 1780 £3,800

12 16 08

50cm / 19½" deep
209cm / 82¼" high
169cm / 66½" wide

Antique Mirror

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Antique Biedermeier wall mirror made of a particularly fine cut of satin birch wood positioned so as to be symmetrical and with a moulded plinth and cornice. Nice old pine panelled back.

Scandinavia circa 1820 £480
05 16 08

48cm / 19" wide
86cm / 34" high
5cm / 2" deep

Antique Dutch Drunkard Salt Glazed Figure

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Classic comedy salt glazed pottery figural jar of a Dutch topper holding a mug of booze.

Netherlands, 19th century £650

JCR 017

13" high
8" wide
6" deep

Antique Pallisy Jar And Lid

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19th century antique pallissy ware jar with frogs, snake and snail decoration on yellow glaze.

Palissy ware is a 19th-century term for ceramics produced in the style of the famous French potter Bernard Palissy (c. 1510–90), who referred to his own work in the familiar manner as rustique. Palissy's distinctive style of polychrome lead-glazed earthenware in a sombre earth-toned palette, using naturalistic scenes of plants and animals cast from life, was much imitated by other potters both in his own lifetime and especially in the 19th century, when pottery in Palissy's style was produced by Charles-Jean Avisseau of Tours, who rediscovered Palissy's techniques in 1843, his relatives the Landais family of Tours, Georges Pull of Paris, Maurice, and Barbizet.
This distinctive style of pottery is characterized by three-dimensional modeled, often aquatic, animals such as snakes, fish, lizards, frogs, and snails arranged onto large platters (wall plates, wall platters, chargers). Typically, each component is modeled and painted individually.

The name Palissy ware was also given by Minton & Co to their new range of polychrome lead-glazed pottery: “…what is now known as majolica was a range of brightly coloured low-temperature glazes launched in 1849 as 'Palissy Ware'. Only later did these become known as majolica ware.”

Although we are dating this as 19th century it could well be a lot earlier, although statistically speaking unlikely to be one of the 15th century ones.

£1,700

JCR 018

11cm / 4½" wide
16cm / 6½" high

Antique Chinese Vase

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19th century Chinese blue and white porcelain antique vase

£850

09 13 03

11½" high
9" wide

Large Early Nineteenth Century Antique Chinese Bowl

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Large antique Chinese bowl with blue figures and other decoration. This is a good size, well decorated, probably by hand and good porcelain.

Chinese 19th century £650

14" wide
6" high

Large Early Nineteenth Century Antique Extending Dining Table

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Large early 19th century antique extending dining table standing on richly carved and shaped cabriole legs of architectural form. This table is very impressive in the flesh and would not be lost in a very large room. It is very heavy to lift, very solid and well made. Apologies for the photographs, they will be updated following restoration. If the table sells before restoration then the new owner will be able to choose what colour and level of shine the restorers should aim for.

English circa 1820 £25,000
02 09 25

150cm  / 5 feet wide
420cm / 14 feet long
 

Rocking Horse by Collinson of Liverpool

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Hand made rocking horse in the nineteenth century manner.
Made in the UK by Collinson of Liverpool and originally bought in Harrods.

English 1986 £1,250

08 16 12

46cm / 18" wide base
137cm / 54" long base
114cm / 45" high max
86cm / 34" high saddle

Pair of Howard and Sons Easy Armchairs

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Pair of antique upholstered library chairs made by Howard and Sons. These chairs stand on tall turned legs with the ring turns and cups specific to Howard. This pair are extremely comfortable standing slightly higher that the Bridgewater model they are easy to get in and out while retaining the comfort of the siège de duvet system patented by Howard & Sons.

English circa 1910

30½" wide max
27" wide at frame
26" deep at frame
36" deep max
36" high max
18" high seat

Howard and Sons Chesterfield Settee

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Absolutely massive Howard and Sons Chesterfield sofa with three turned Howard legs on the front and unusually with three frame legs on the back. The stamp on the caster would indicate the sofa was made before 1890, and judging by the overall shape this is a good early one. This is one of the largest Chesterfields that we have seen at eight feet wide. The shape of this sofa is tremendous, it has the most generous arm curve, with a huge outstretching scroll arm and overhang all the way around.

 
English circa 1880
 
8' wide max
42" deep max
27" high max
15" high seat
30" deep seat
67" wide seat

George III Mahogany Antique Bow Fronted Sideboard

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George III period mahogany serpentine fronted sideboard. This sideboard has a wonderful patina that will come up very nicely when our workshop had buffed it with beeswax. The front is flame mahogany with stringing in box and ebony. The legs have an unusual and pleasing chamfer which is also strung. Two of the drawers have lead lined wine coolers which lift out entirely. In total there are two drawers which are and two drawers which are not wine coolers.

English circa 1790 £3,800

101608

158cm / 62½" wide
92cm / 36" high
76cm / 30" deep

Antique Pot Cupboard / Nightstand

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Antique oak bedside cupboard or nightstand. This charming little cupboard is made of a wonderful cut of well figured oak which will look magnificent when the restorers have shone it with beeswax. The cupboard floor will be replaced with antique timber from our stores. Interesting that such a useful and restrained piece of furniture was designed and built over two hundred years ago.

English circa 1790 £680

46cm / 18" wide
39cm / 15½" wide
81cm / 32" high

Regency Mahogany Antique Tea Table

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Regency mahogany antique tea table. This two hundred year old table is made of a very interesting cut of well figured mahogany which is inlaid with ebony stringing. Photographed here before restoration, this table will be buffed to show room condition by our in-house team of restorers using a cloth and the finest beeswax available to humanity.

English circa 1810 £1,650

08 16 09

89cm / 35" wide open
92cm / 36" deep open
44cm / 17½" deep closed
72cm / 28½" high

Large Scale George III Period Mahogany Serving Table

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George III period serving table with three large drawers in the frieze. This serving table stands on four legs with a generous chamfer on the inside of each leg which makes the legs appear more slender than they are. The legs terminate in spade foot and there is a mounded edge which runs along the front and sides at the top of the leg.
This is an impressive scale serving table notably with a top made from a vast single piece of mahogany.

English circa 1790 £18,500

75cm / 29½" deep
244cm / 96" / 8 feet wide
79cm / 31" high

Set of Ten Antique Victorian Dining Chairs

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Set of ten Victorian mahogany asthetic movement dining chairs, these chairs could well be made of dense grained solid walnut rather than mahogany, it is hard to tell. These chairs are a very generous shape and are comfortable as a result. The back splat and rail are supportive and curved in the right way. These chairs stand on cabriole legs and have precise carving to the back splat. They are well made and date from one of the finest periods of furniture manufacturing. The price includes restoration but not the cost of fabric itself.

English circa 1860 £8,500
10 16 12

89cm / 35" high
48cm / 19" deep
48cm / 19" high seat
46cm / 18" deep seat

Regency Amboyna Library Table

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This is a charming antique writing table made of very expensive amboyna wood. The timber is a great colour, the drawers are lined with oak, there are good dovetails and a very good quality new green leather or skiver on the top. There are two drawers in the frieze which unsually have one key to fit both locks meaning that both locks are probably original.

English circa 1820 £2,800
06 16 05

34" / 87cm wide
21" / 53cm deep
28" / 71cm high

18th Century Antique Oak Lowboy Sidetable

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Early 18th century oak antique side table with great colour and patination. This table has a single drawer in the frieze and stands on long slender legs terminating in pad feet.

English circa 1740 £1,250

79cm / 31" wide
50 cm / 19½" deep
71cm / 28" high

Howard and Sons Sofa With Show Wood And Stringing

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Most unusual Georgian revival sofa with show wood and box stringing to the front and sides. This sofa has cushions on the seat and built in cushions on the inside back and arms. It has been upholstered recently so is in good order, but can be reupholstered in new fabric to suit interior scheme. This is essentially a Castelaine with the addition of show wood. Stamped Berners Street.

English circa 1920

30d
33½h
69" wide
20" high seat approx

Set Of Twenty Four Dining Chairs

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Set of twenty-four dining chairs comprising twelve from around 1920 and twelve very good copies made around ten years ago. These are good generous size chairs which are also generous and well made. They come from a good aristocratic Swedish family.

Swedish circa 1920 / 2005 £12,500
AM001

20" wide max
19" deep max
36" high max
18" high seat

Antique Twin Pedestal Dining Table

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Early nineteenth century mahogany twin pillar antique dining table standing on four splay platform base, made of very good cut of timber with excellent grain pattern and with original leaf. This table has a second leaf not shown in these photographs.

English circa 1830 £11,800

ANO 011

48" wide
71.5" long with one leaf
93" long with two leaves

Antique Walnut Secretaire / Secretary / Desk

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Early 18th century escritoire made of very fine sections of quarter cut walnut veneer with cross banding and feather banding. The fall front lowers to provide a writing surface revealing pigeon holes and many small drawers to the interior of the upper section. There are several locking sections, secret compartments and the small door in the centre of the top also locks. Above the desk section there is a secret drawer hidden in the frieze.

English circa 1720 £22,000

09 13 06

41" wide at cornice
40" wide at waist
21" deep at waist
70" high overall

Antique Walnut Secretaire / Secretary / Desk

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Early 18th century escritoire made of very fine sections of quarter cut walnut veneer with cross banding and feather banding. The fall front lowers to provide a writing surface revealing pigeon holes and many small drawers to the interior of the upper section. There are several locking sections, secret compartments and the small door in the centre of the top also locks. Above the desk section there is a secret drawer hidden in the frieze.

English circa 1720 £22,000

09 13 06

41" wide at cornice
40" wide at waist
21" deep at waist
70" high overall

Antique Bureau Bookcase

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This 18th century antique bureau bookcase is made of an exceptionally fine cut of Cuban mahogany. The timber is really dense and has an especially interesting grain pattern.
The construction is second to none, the interior is fitted out with many smaller drawers, pigeon holes and a secret compartment.
The top has adjustable shelves and more small drawers.
The bookcase has mirrored doors with traces of the original gilding to the decoration around the mirrors. The broken pediment is an especially nice feature. This is one of the best mahogany bureau bookcases we have had for a while and all in exceptional original condition too!

English circa 1750 £8,500

01 15 02

43" wide max
91" high max
23" deep max

Antique Bureau Bookcase

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Good early antique bureau bookcase made of a really choice cut of Cuban mahogany. This is one of the best bureau bookcases of the period that we have seen. It has everything, mirror doors, slide out candle holders, secret compartments, and many smaller drawers for stamps, paper clips and other office clutter. Best of all it has the door shape with mirror surround straight out of the Chippendale directiore.

English circa 1760 £5,800
SRT 001

41" wide max
23" deep
86½" high

Antique Amboyna Hanging Shelves

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Interesting aesthetic hanging shelves made of amboyna with gilt and ebonised decoration. This is an exceptionally fine quality little bookcase with precision construction and made of expensive timber.

English circa 1870 £850

05 16 07

20cm / 8" deep
83cm / 32½" high
50cm / 19½" wide

Antique Hanging Shelves

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Interesting aesthetic hanging shelves made of amboyna with gilt and ebonised decoration. This is an exceptionally fine quality little bookcase with precision construction and made of expensive timber.

English circa 1870 £850

05 16 07

20cm / 8" deep
83cm / 32½" high
50cm / 19½" wide

Set of Four Antique Chairs With Original Antique Leather Seats

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Set of four antique chairs with original leather seats. These four chairs are a good size and deep seated. They are very well made, with H frame stretchers for strength. Interestingly they are constructed with corner stretches at the joints rather than blocks and tennon joints instead of dowels. This pre-Victorian construction method, together with the shape of the back leg, makes us think that they may be by Howard and Sons. Regardless of the maker, they are constructed using expensive construction methods. They are a good cut of oak, solid and dense grained with lots of mudullary rays. Shown here pre-restoration, the colour will be very good once they have been polished with bees wax. They do need to be re webbed which can be done while preserving the original buttoned antique leather.

English circa 1880 £1,800
Price to include restoration

TGH

51cm / 20" deep max
46cm / 18" deep seat
88cm / 34½" high
48cm / 19" high seat

Antique Breakfront Bookcase

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Mahogany antique breakfront bookcase with flame mahogany door fronts and open top. This is a good large scale bookcase made of very good quality timber and with adjustable shelves. This is a magnificent piece of furniture and less expensive than having one fitted.

English circa 1820 and with later additions
£5,800
GDEJ002

95" high
85" wide
16½" deep
 

Antique Butler's Tray

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Very unusual nineteenth century leather covered butler's tray with scroll handles and raised and scrolling gallery.

19th century £450

23" wide
14" deep
2½" high

Antique Refectory Table

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Antique refectory table, the top is made of two huge sheets of timber which run the full length of the table. The legs are square and tapered and there is no lower stretcher to get in the way of the legs of those sitting at the table. The table is a really good colour, much better than these photos would suggest. It is very well made, heavy and solid table.

English Welsh or Scottish early 19th century £4,800

01 16 05

34" deep
101" long
27½" high

Gothic Antique Library Table

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Very rare 19th century writing table of particularly fine form standing on two slender supports with very thin platform base. The base is carved with c-scrolls, there are turned bun feet with casters hidden beneath. The supports are square in section with coffering and carving in the Gothic manner. The top is thin with plenty of knee room, the surface is quarter cut ash with ebony stringing. The edge of the top is profusely carved with acorns or oak leaves. It can be raised as required with changing the original structure by inserting a wooden disk between the leg and the caster.

English or Scottish circa 1840 £7,800

10 15 08

27½" deep
56" wide
27" high

Antique Dining Table

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Regency mahogany antique dining table. This table is versatile with three removable leaves and a mechanism that unbolts to create two separate tables in case the dining room needs to be used for something else. The frieze is good and narrow for maximum leg room and the legs are an especially finely turned and reeded example of this Regency period design.

English circa 1820 £8,500

AN 001

53½" wide
28½" high
119" long
9'11" long

Antique Glass Table Lanterns

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Pair of cut glass antique table lanterns. These are a really good scale and excellent quality. They are wired for electricity, the vendor said they work but we dont have the right sort of plug to try them out. They are a good weight and must have cost a fortune when new.

English circa 1840-1860 £1,450

TJC 001

6" wide
24" tall

Howard and Sons Sofa

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Howard and Sons sofa / settee, Baring model, upholstered as per customer requirement in copy of the original fabric. This is a siege de duvet model from the Berners Street period.

This one is sold. Please enquire for a list of current stock.

Three pedestal dining table

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Three pedestal mahogany dining table of huge proportions. This table is an unusually large scale with very generous splay to the legs which run parallel to the floor at their extreme. This is a very economical way of buying a table of this scale and quality. The tops come off for easy removal and storage. The two leaves are removable to ajust the length in the normal way.
 
English 20th Century £28,000
KW002
 
18 feet 1 long / 217" long max
15 feet long / 178" long without leaves
66" wide
28½" high

Antique Cabinet

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Arts and crafts cabinet made by Marsh Jones and Cribb, this cabinet is extraordinarily well made and uses some of the finest timber we have seen in a piece from this period. It is ebonised with solid ebony sections and has panels made of pure burr elm, gilt stringing and a mirror. English circa 1875 £6,800

08 12 13

Marsh Jones and Cribb were based in Leeds and later also London. They were associated with such important designers as Charles Bevan, Bruce Talbert and William Lethaby. The firm exhibited to great success at the Paris exhibition of 1878. They are a very famous and influential company of designers and manufactures and their pieces are interesting to study and collect as there is so much information about them available.

This piece is so well made that it could have been created not for a customer but to demonstrate the skill of the manufacturer at one of the exhibitions at which the company participated.

height: 42 in. (107 cm)
second height: 4 ft. 7 in. (140 cm)
depth: 17 in. (43 cm)
width/length: 48 in. (122 cm)

Antique Clock

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Antique mantle clock made of rare and unusual Siena marble with bronze mounts. The bronze casting is very well modelled and with good precise details. The mechanism is marked Sironval Jeunne, who was an important Paris clock maker.

French circa £5,800

06 15 01

21" high
17" wide
6" deep

Antique Washstand

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Antique washstand made of a really good cut of Cuban mahogany. This useful side table is designed to have a bowl for washing in the centre, but it might be fun to find a way of plumbing it in with taps and drain etc for glamorous teeth cleaning or a posh wash. There are two drawers, one each side of the central dummy drawer. Handles are original turned mahogany. The timber is dry from years of not being looked after, once we have waxed it with bees wax it will be a wonderful rich colour again which can be achieved without totally repolishing. The timber and construction are consistant with that used by Gillow which makes this table well above the ordinary.

English circa 1810 £1,450

42" wide
40" high
32" high to surface
20" deep

Antique Washstand

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Antique washstand made of a really good cut of Cuban mahogany. This useful side table is designed to have a bowl for washing in the centre, but it might be fun to find a way of plumbing it in with taps and drain etc for glamorous teeth cleaning or a posh wash. There are two drawers, one each side of the central dummy drawer. Handles are original turned mahogany. The timber is dry from years of not being looked after, once we have waxed it with bees wax it will be a wonderful rich colour again which can be achieved without totally repolishing. The timber and construction are consistant with that used by Gillow which makes this table well above the ordinary.

English circa 1810 £1,450

42" wide
40" high
32" high to surface
20" deep

Antique Chinoiserie Black Lacquer Cabinet / Chiffonier

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Very fine example of a Regency Chinoiserie Lacquered cabinet dating from 1820. This sort of painted furniture was extremely popular among the well-travelled wealthy English of the period. Most of them would not necessarily have made it to China, but they would have read and learnt about it. The Prince Regent himself was very interested in painted lacquer furniture themed from around the world, the most important example of which is his Brighton Pavillion. The Pavillion is a Chinese/Indian monstrosity which demonstrates high Regency frippery in its extreme.
This cabinet is a much more restrained than the Pavillion in Brighton. It has good proportions, proper tennon construction, thin panels and very fine decoration. Those who remember the Kings Road in the 80s will recognise this as a real Lord Rendlesham piece.

English circa 1820 £1,850

11 15 03

24" wide
40½" high

Set Of Six Ladderback Vernacular Antique Dining Chairs

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Set of six ladderback vernacular antiqe dining chairs with rush seats. More photographs to follow.

English circa 1800 £450

ANO 006

(restoration not included)

 

Border Glass Mirror

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Newish border glass mirror with bevelled glass in the George III style
 
£675
 
48" high
60" wide

Howard and Sons Tub Chair

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Good early Howard and Sons tub chair standing on the classic Howard turned leg and stamped cup casters. This chair has been reupholstered recently and the internals are in good order with some minor marks and damage to the fabric.
 
English circa 1880 £3,600
ZP 001
 
30" wide
33" high
33" deep

Howard Chairs "Dutton" Chair

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Lenygon and Morant, makers of Howard Chairs, "Dutton" chair. Siège de duvet cushions and square taper legs. This chair was made in the first decade after the second world war.

English circa 1950

ZP 002

33" high
33" deep
29" wide
16" high to seat

Howard and Sons Bridgewater Chair

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Howard and Sons Bridgewater armchair in remarkably good original condition. This chair is one of the last ones sold through the Old Burlington Street show room before the building was bombed in the war. Also unusual is that the label is dated for 1940, as the numbers on the leg are not chronological the pre war chairs cannot be dated to a specific year using this method.

English 1940 £5,800

Stamped, labelled and dated.

Four Comfortable Antique Dining Chairs

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Set of four comfortable Victorian dining chairs with upholstered seat and back. These are sold as seen but they do seem to be very solid. Change the fabric, perhaps new webbing, wax the timber and they will be given a whole new lease of life.

English circa 1880 £250

ANO 005

Antique Twin Pillar Dining Table

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Antique George III revival twin pedestal dining table standing on outstretched three splay bases. This table has no frieze and so there is plenty of room for knees. Judging by the timber and the construction, the pedestals look as if they may be from the 1780 period, the top having been put on perhaps to replace if the original was damaged.

English circa 1900 £5,500

10 14 11

45" wide
87" long
30" high

 

Howard and Sons Stool

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Tiny footstool by Howard and Sons, this stool has a concave front which may have been intended to fit up to a chair with convex front. This one has the unusual addition of the kite date mark stamped on the castor cup, which dates it to 1880.

Antique Wine Table / Writing Table / Centre Table

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Regency mahogany centre table / writing table / lamp table, the rectangular top crossbanded in tulipwood and fruitwood, with two drawers in the frieze and the feet with scrolled reeded brackets.

English circa 1810 £4,800

02 16 01
Provenance: Sold and valued Maple and Co, BADA, 1971

30" wide
23" deep
29½" high

Antique Writing Table / Wine Table / Centre Table

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Regency mahogany centre table / writing table / lamp table, the rectangular top crossbanded in tulipwood and fruitwood, with two drawers in the frieze and the feet with scrolled reeded brackets.

English circa 1810 £4,800

02 16 01
Provenance: Sold and valued Maple and Co, BADA, 1971

30" wide
23" deep
29½" high

Antique Wine Table / Writing Table / Centre Table

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Regency mahogany centre table / writing table / lamp table, the rectangular top crossbanded in tulipwood and fruitwood, with two drawers in the frieze and the feet with scrolled reeded brackets.

English circa 1810 £4,800

02 16 01
Provenance: Sold and valued Maple and Co, BADA, 1971

30" wide
23" deep
29½" high

Antique Chest Of Drawers

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George III period Cuban mahogany chest of drawers. This chest of drawers is made of an especially fine cut of timber with a very interesting grain pattern. It is a good small scale and not too deep front to back and would be a fine addition to any room.

English circa 1780 £1,400

ANO 007 06 16 06

20½" deep
43½" wide
37" high 

Howard Library Chair

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Howard and Sons Library Chair. This chair is almost identical to those we have had before and as usual they do vary a little with the overall dimensions. This one unusually does not have the address stamp on the back leg, but the casters are stamped and the frame is planed with chamfer edges as is typical. This is a good large scale and very comfortable chair.

English circa 1910 

Unusual Howard And Sons Chair

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Very unusual antique upholstered easy armchair made by Howard and Sons of London. This chair is something like a small version of a Baring sofa. So far we have not looked inside to see if there is a model name on the cushions. A great fun chair and from the Berners St period too.

English circa 1910 £2,800

25" deep
25" high
36" wide

Antique Extending Breakfast Dining Table

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Antique extending breakfast table with removable leaf to fold down to a circle. Good solid and versatile table with lots of leg room.

English circa 1840 £3,800

04 14 02

29" high
48" wide
48" long min
67" long max

Antique Empire Mahogany Mirror

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Mahogany and ormulu mounted antique mirror, this mirror is a particularly fine colour and is made of a really good cut of timber. 

 

French circa 1830 £950

 

49½" wide

28" high

1½" deep

Antique Bed Posts For Four Poster Bed

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Antique bed posts ready to be made into a four poster bed. These are made in our own work shop using hard wood, they are properly jointed and can be made in any size.

£5,800.

06 15 11

Howard Sofa

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Howard and Sons sofa with unsual legs made of birch wood and carved with acathus leaves.

Howard and Sons Cabinet

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Very fine quality walnut cabinet made by Howard and Sons of Berners Street in London. This cabinet is of the highest quality construction as one would expect from this manufacturer. The dovetails are very precise and the drawer lining is such good quality hard wood that the drawer action is second to none. 

English circa 1880 £2,800

07 15 07

Howard and Sons, Berners Street, London

Length 63½"
Height 37"
Depth 17"

Antique Canterbury

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Early 19th century antique canterbury, this canterbury is made of mahogany with flame mahogany drawer fronts. The handles are gilt brass and the turned legs and delicate proportions are typical of the transitional period between George III and Regency.

English circa 1810 SOLD

13" deep

18" wide

21" high

Antique Gilt Brass Chandelier

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Antique five branch chandelier made of gilt brass / ormulu with extensive foliate decoration.

French circa 1920 £550

20" wide

30" high

(slightly adjustable in height)

Antique elm dining chair

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Antique elm dining chair

English circa 1790 £85

ANO 001

Antique child's chair with gilt wood

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Antique child's chair with gilt wood, caned back and upholstered seat.

French circa 1920 £180
CG003

13 1/2" wide
26 1/2" high
13" deep

19th century armchair

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Pretty 19th century armchair with turned spindles and fine detail to the decoration.

English circa 1820-1840 £380

26 1/2" wide at arms
22" deep maximum
34 1/2" high

Hall chair

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Good quality hall chair with nice generous shape and made of really dense grained Cuban mahogany, this chair weighs a ton! £550

38 1/2" high
18 high to seat

Antique dining chair

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Antique dining chair made of mahogany with sabre legs all round.

English circa 1820 £150

18" wide
19" deep
18" high seat
33" high overall

Antique dining chair

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Antique dining chair, good size and comfortable, good shape to the arms and standing on fine reeded legs.

English circa 1830 £450

Set of six / eight nineteenth century dining chairs

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Set of six nineteenth century dining chairs made of simulated rosewood and beech. There are two matching armchairs of late 20th century manufacture. There are eight chairs in total.

English circa £850

07 16 02

Single chair
34" high
18" wide
20 1/2" deep

Carver chair
34" high
20 1/2" wide
21 1/2" deep

Set of 8 Regency mahogany antique dining chairs

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Pretty set of 8 Regency mahogany antique dining chairs, six singles and two armchairs. They are made of good solid mahogany with a flame mahogany section in the back rest.

English circa 1820 £4,800
CST 001

The single chairs are:
19" wide
32" high max
17½ high seat
19½" deep max
17½" deep seat

The carver chairs are:
21" wide
32" high max
17½" high seat
20" deep max
18" deep seat

Set of 7 antique mahogany George III dining chairs

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Wonderful set of 7 antique mahogany George III period dining chairs with lovely old horsehair covers over horsehair upholstered saddle seats, totally untouched surface with lovely patination and with charming very old metal bracket restoration to joints and shoulders. The upholstery is likely to be original, these chairs can be reupholstered in a new woven horsehair similar to the original if necessary (as usual, the cost of fabric is not included in the restoration).

English circa 1770 £3,800 restored, the metal brackets are staying!
01 15 16

37" high
22" wide
21" deep
18" high seat at edge

Set of 8 oak antique dining chairs

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Very fine set of 8 oak antique dining chairs all with arms. These imposing chairs are large, comfortable and extremely well made. This balanced and pleasing form is a good example of a new age in furniture design showing a concerted effort to depart from the old styles of the previous decades of the nineteenth century. Attributed to Bruce James Talbert, architect and designer (1838-1881)

English c.1870 £3800
RL099

Set of six / eight 19th century dining chairs

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Set of six nineteenth century dining chairs made of simulated rosewood and beech. There are two matching armchairs of late 20th century manufacture (pictured here). Although only six pictured, there are eight chairs in total.

English circa £850

07 16 02

Single chair
34" high
18" wide
20 1/2" deep

Carver chair
34" high
20 1/2" wide
21 1/2" deep

Set of six fruitwood antique dining chairs

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Set of six antique dining chairs. These are a good generous size and are made of charming fruitwood wood.

English circa 1880 £1,250

37" high
20" wide
18 1/2" deep

Set of 7 George III period dining chairs

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Wonderful set of 7 totally original antique mahogany George III period dining chairs with lovely old horsehair covers over horsehair upholstered saddle seats, totally untouched surface with lovely patination and with charming very old metal bracket restoration to joints and shoulders, they have the very rare honeysuckle design back splat. English circa 1770. £3,800 restored, the metal brackets are staying!
01 15 16

Singles

22" wide
21" deep
18" high seat
37" high back

Carvers

25" wide at arms
24" wide seat front
22" deep
37" high back

Set of 6 Antique Rush Seated Spindle Back Yew-wood Dining Chairs

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Set of 6 Antique Rush Seated Spindle Back Yew-wood Antique Dining Chairs (5 single chairs and 1 carver). Some slight differences on two of the singles.
English circa 1820 £1,450

Single
19" wide seat front
17 1/2" high seat
14 1/2" deep seat
18" deep max
33 1/2" high max

Carver
22" wide seat
24" wide arm
17 1/2" high seat
19" deep max
17" deep seat

Set of 18 oak antique dining chairs made by Thomas Fox & Co London

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Set of 18 oak dining chairs made by Thomas Fox & Co London. These chairs are large and comfortable with padded backs and stuff over seats. They are very robust and have stretchers underneath for added strength. The back legs have a generous curve which extends beyond the back rest of the chair. This makes them much more stable and makes it more difficult for careless dinner guests to tip over backwards when swinging on the back legs.

English circa 1860 £14,500
03 16 04

Single
18 1/2" wide
18" high seat
36" high back
16 1/2" deep inside seat
21" deep max

Carver
22" wide
19" high seat
39" high back
18 1/2" deep inside seat
23" deep max

Set of 12 nineteenth century antique dining chairs

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Set of 12 nineteenth century antique dining chairs after a design by Thomas Hepplewhite. These are very well constructed chairs in the eighteenth century manner, with tenon jointed frames and proper corner stretchers. They are made of the finest mahogany, the carving is very precise and the backs are inlaid with box wood. English circa 1880-1900 £14,000

Single chairs:

Width            20.5 inches   
Height            37 inches
Seat Height        19 inches
Inside seat depth    17 inches

Carver armchairs

Width            21.5 inches
Height            37.5 inches
Seat height        19 inches
Inside seat depth    17.5 inches

Set of 12 comfortable antique dining chairs

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Set of 12 comfortable antique dining chairs with elegant reeded legs, padded backs and brass handle to top of back (fabric change is permitted).

French circa 1860 £12,500
07 12 08

Regency long set of 18 antique dining chairs

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Rare Regency long set of 18 antique dining chairs made of simulated Rosewood, these are the classic Regency shape with sabre legs and drop in seats, they are comfortable and deep without being too wide for easy access to a crowded dinner table, they are made of simulated rosewood, usually beech or other indigenous hardwood meticulously painted too look like rosewood, this process was not cheap even then and was at the very height of fashion - simulated timber was used extensively in the most famous of Regency Royal Residences, Brighton Pavilion, commissioned by the Prince Regent himself (later King George IV).

English circa 1815, £22,000
10 11 05

Armchair

20" wide max
33 1/2" high max
22" deep max
17"x 17" seat squab


Single Chair

18" wide max
33" high max
20" deep max
15"x 15" seat squab

Set of 19 George III period mahogany antique dining chairs

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Unusually long set of 19 George III period mahogany antique dining chairs with wood saddle seat and lovely elegant restrained design to the back, some with and others without H frame stretchers, standing on square taper legs, these chairs originally had squab cushions (not pictured) to make them comfortable

English circa 1800 £8,000
MS294 (restoration not incl)

38" high
19½" wide
20" deep
18½" high seat
measured at edge without cushion

Harley

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Pair of antique "Harley" model easy armchairs made by Howard and Sons of London. This pair were sold by us and have been upholstered ready for delivery. Just thought it was interesting to see how clean the lines are and how generous the shape of the chair is when upholstered in contemporary fabric.

English circa 1890

Howard and Son upholstery

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Howard and Son upholstery is so sought after that we rarely have time to photograph the finished peices before delivery. Seeing as there is no chance to restore them before they are sold it follows that we have very few photographs of any of the thousands of Howard pieces we have after they are restored.
 
Here then are some photos of a pair of Howard and Sons "Bridgewater" armchairs. These have been fully stripped and reupholstered in fabric supplied by the customer. The interiors are full of the finest horsehair and down and they are really comfortable. They are now awaiting loose covers in beautiful Bennisons linen ready for delivery.

Button back antique armchair

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Good early button back antique armchair made by Howard and Sons of Berners Street, London.
This chair is much larger than it looks in the photographs and the proportions work very well. The back is high enough to rest the head and the arms are far enough back to wedge elbows. We like the classic Howard turned leg and elegant proportions.

English circa 1880 £3,200

34" deep max
22" deep inside seat
32" wide max
36" high overall

Howard and Sons armchair

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Early upholstered armchair by Howard and Sons, this elegant model dates from before the company was incorporated but still has an elongated version of their trademark leg design.

Onion leg Howard and Sons chair

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Rare onion leg Howard and Sons chair. Unusually for Howard this one has a sprung front edge.

Bridgewater

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Howard and Sons Bridgewater in original monogrammed ticking. Very unusual for Howard to use a sprung front on a siege de duvet chair. Berners Street period.

Howard and Sons library chairs

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Pair of Howard and Sons library chairs in the Regency style standing on tall legs with stamps to casters and inside back legs, Berners St period circa 1890-1910

Grafton

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Howard and Sons Grafton chair standing on square taper legs with the original casters bearing the makers name. The frame is stamped Berners St, it is the address at which Howard and Sons had been since 1848, this chair probably dates from around 1900-1920.

Howard and Sons button back armchairs

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Good large pair of Howard and Sons button back armchairs. These are upholstered using sprung horse hair seats with two stage horsehair backs with no feathers. These are large supportive chairs, much larger than they look in the pictures. English circa 1860

Howard and Sons chair

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Howard and Sons chair in original fabric with original fustian seat cushion. The writing is very feint, but we think this is an Egerton model. English circa 1950

Howard and Sons library chair

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Howard and Sons library chair, this shape comes along in various sizes and this is the largest we have seen. Good and deep for comfort, the back is high enough to rest your head on. This chair is high off the ground so is easy to get in and out of. Stamped Berners Street, probably made around 1910

32" wide (at arms)
29" deep (measured at top of legs)
38" deep (max)
39" high (max)

Howard and Sons armchair

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Good early model turned leg armchair made by Howard and Sons of London circa 1860-1880

Grafton

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Single Howard and Sons Grafton Chair on turned legs. Restored by Howard Chairs around 15 years ago.
English circa 1880

Ivor

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Large pair of upholstered "Ivor" model armchairs made by Howard and Sons around 1950. These chairs were sent back to Howard in 1974 for total refurbishment in the company's famous "H & S" fabric. They are now supremely comfortable having been only just run in. Take them as they are, with the loose covers they came with, have new loose covers made, or reupholster in any fabric. The world is your Ivor.

Grafton

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Pair of Howard and Son Grafton model armchairs standing on square taper legs. These chairs were sold by us around 15 years ago and are now good and soft. They are upholstered in a copy of the original fabric and are finished with loose covers made of Charles Voisey design linen fabric made by Watts of Westminster. They are English circa 1910

Bridgewater

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Good comfortable small Bridgewater made by Howard and Sons circa 1950

Howard and Sons chairs

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Unusual Howard and Sons chairs with sprung front edge and siege de duvet back. The cushion in addition to the the sprung front edge makes these very comfortable chairs. They are the same shape as a Bridgewater, except for that front and the leg height. Might be called a Bailey model. Interesting that the sprung section is larger than normal with the necessary reduction in the length of the leg to enable this while the seat remains normal height. Howard and Sons of Berners St. circa 1910

Ramsden

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Howard and Sons "Ramsden" model! This special order suite of two chairs and a sofa came all the way from Spain, it returned home to England having been bought new in London from Berners St by its original Spanish diplomatic owner. It is very unusual to find a three piece suite surviving together and rarer still to find a Bridgewater sofa from this period. Ostentatious as well as comfortable - who could ask for more!

Special Bridgewater

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Howard Special order chair, known as a Special Bridgewater or Ramsden model this chair is the same size as a normal Bridgewater.  This one has carved legs to the back as well as the front and the strip of show wood around the base shows off the profile of the chair to good effect (compare to the other one on this page).
One of these available.

Wing chair

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Extremely elegant wing chair in the manner of those produced during the reign of Queen Anne in 1710, this chair has vertical scroll arms, a very generous sweep to the outstretched back legs and full length cabriole front legs made of walnut like the 18th century version. It is an interesting aspect of social history when we find we are offering for sale an antique chair made 100 years ago that was manufactured as an authentic reproduction of a design that was popular three hundred years ago.
English circa 1910 SOLD

Howard and Sons had the Royal Warrant for upholstery at the time this chair was made and are widely known for being the most important upholstery company in England during the first quarter of the 20th century.

height: 36.5 in. (93 cm)
depth: 30 in. (76 cm)
width/length: 32 in. (81 cm)

Bridgewater

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Single Howard Bridgewater seeks warm adult companion for lazy nights in front of the fire. Soft exterior hides a strong reliable character for long term commitment.

Bridgewater

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Good pair of library chairs made by Howard and Sons of London, Bridgewater model, the interiors fully restored by us using correct materials and techniques, the outside covered in an exact copy of the original fabric, very comfortable chairs, English circa 1920
Now sold, others of this model are in stock

Harley

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Two Howard and Sons large comfortable armchairs, "Harley" model with lovely deep seat, these two stand on square taper legs and are both stamped Berners St. These two are sold.

Bridgewater

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Great condition small Bridgewater armchair with matching footstool, both stamped on the leg Howard Chairs Ltd and dating from 1996, these are in great condition complete with their original stickers with serial numbers for each, wonderful and comfortable these are shown here with skirts removed to show the tall taper legs and brass casters, or have them recovered in our workshops in a fabric of your choice

Now sold

Chair
28" wide
35" deep (max)
29" high
22" deep inside seat
18" wide inside seat

Stool
22" deep
28" wide

Harley

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Extremely comfortable pair of nineteenth century upholstered easy armchairs, made by Howard and Sons of London, Harley model, standing on the elegant turned front legs that are instantly distinctive as being made by Howard and Sons. These chairs are stamped with the makers name on the back leg and casters and have been upholstered in a copy of the original manufacturer's own underticking, without piping, ready to take a loose cover in any choice of fabric.
These chairs are pictured here as they came in, in the original fabric, and (main picture) having been restored in our workshops.

Width 28 inches
Depth 42 inches overall to take account of the rake of the back, 35 inches deep at the bottom
Height 31 inches   

These chairs are now sold. Please enquire for a list of our current stock

Button back armchair

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Very pretty little Howard button back armchair standing on elegant turned legs with gilded cup casters on the front bearing the makers name, English circa 1860-1880 SOLD

34" high overall
24" wide at top of legs
28" wide at arms
28" deep

Bridgewater

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Wonderful quality and supremely comfortable Bridgewater model armchair by Howard and Sons, this specific chair has the original H & S ticking, these are getting very rare indeed.

One in stock with the original fabric at the moment.
We do have currently in stock three Bridgewaters that are not in their original fabric from different ages.

Measurements vary, approximate sizes are as follows:

Width 27 inches
Depth 36 inches overall to account for the rake of the back, 28 inches deep at bottom
Height 34 inches

Grafton

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Great pair of very nice antique upholstered Grafton model armchairs made by Howard and Sons, these are very deep and comfortable and stand on very pretty turned legs for which the company was famous. English circa 1880

Width 30 inches
Depth 41 inches overall to take account of the rake of the back, 31 inches deep at the bottom
Height 35 inches

These chairs are now sold. Please enquire for a list of our current stock

Woodstock

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Lovely small Woodstock model chair by Howard and Sons with its original seat cushion (old fabric beyond repair though sadly). These are available with both the turned and square taper front legs

Width 29 inches
Depth 28 inches
Height 30 inches

Antique armchair

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Wonderful comfortable antique armchair made by Howard and Sons of London, this chair has very rare special order barley twist stretchers between the legs and retains its huge soft down feather cushions to seat and back. English circa 1880.

Sold

Low wing chair by Howard and Sons

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Unusual and practical low wing chair by Howard and Sons, this chair may well have been intended for use in a hall or perhaps a low ceiling snug or small office or library. Whichever the case we will never know, what we do know is that this chair is a wonderful and comfortable low seated wing chair that is easy to get in and out of. Not that you will want to get out in a hurry

English circa 1880 £1,850 SOLD

Harleys

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Wonderfully comfortable pair of Howard Special Harleys with excellent crisp carved ball and claw feet, siege de duvet upholstery, and the makers name stamp to the back leg, English circa 1890

Bridgewater

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Wonderful button back armchair Bridgewater model made by Howard and Sons of Berners St in London, this is the classic original shape that started the legend.

Easy arm chairs

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Wonderfully small and comfortable pair of antique easy arm chairs made by Howard and Sons of Berners Street in London. This pair stand on the highly sought after turned leg and have the makers name stamped on the casters.

Ivor

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Wonderful and huge pair of Howard Ivor model armchairs unusually with original gilded legs! These are very large and very comfortable indeed. SOLD

Footstool

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Increasingly rare footstool made by Howard and Sons of London. This Howard stool is at the right height for feet but is also useful for perching on at a drinks do. The upholstery is sprung horsehair with the siege de duvet system and with the edges stitched horsehair very much like a Georgian piece just like the chairs and sofas! These are available but very rare with turned or 'special' legs and sometimes with concave front for use with a Howard Club.

Bridgewater

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Very fine comfortable Howard Bridgewater with Ramsden leg carving. Most of these chairs have slightly different carving as were made to order for a specific room. The carving on the show wood, as with so much furniture of the period, is likely to match other fixtures fittings furniture or ornaments in the same room. This chair is very comfortable at the moment and can be bought as seen to save the restoration costs, or take advantage of our unique restoration service and the chair will last for generations to come. English c. 1880
SOLD

Duke

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George III style wing chair made by Howard and Sons. This is the Duke model, available with or without seat cushion, it is a very comfortable chair and very well drawn with good proportions, nice tall legs, thin sections and stitched first stage horsehair in the 18th century manner. English 1860-1900

Width 32 inches max.
Width 27 inches at front.
Depth 33 inches overall to account for the rake of the back.
25 inches deep at the base.
Height 42 inches.

Ivor

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Very rare and large Howard "Ivor" armchair dating from around 1890

This chair measures:

31" wide at the front above the legs
21" wide between the arms
30" deep inside the seat
34" deep at the base of the frame
43" deep outside from a wall to the front of the front legs
8" from top of seat cushion to the top of the arm
23" from top of seat cushion to top of back
15" from floor to top of seat cushion
34" high overall to top of back

Another Ivor measured slightly differently at:

Width 33 inches
Depth 44 inches overall to account for the rake of the back, 35 inches at bottom
Height 34 inches

This chair is now sold. Please enquire for a list of our current stock

Howard and Sons antique armchairs

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Howard and Sons of Berners Street in London were the foremost upholstery maker of the nineteenth century, regarded in the same way as Gillow were for cabinet furniture. Howard and Sons were such an important company that they collaborated with Gillow on several important projects and may have even manufactured pieces of upholstered furniture for Gillow as well as other important makers such as Maple and Co.

Howard and Sons exhibited at all the large exhibitions of the nineteenth century including the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the subsequent shows at Crystal Palace, as well as exhibitions in America and France. Howard and Sons had the Royal Warrant and supplied several Royal residences with many items of antique furniture, most frequently of course with upholstery.

Although Howard and Sons supplied almost any item for the nineteenth century house and were renowned for their excellent build quality and superb finishing in all areas of chattels and interior decorating, it is their upholstered furniture for which the company is now so famous.

Howard and Sons really lead the way with the design and manufacture of upholstered furniture in the nineteenth century. The upholstered easy armchairs, sofas, wing chairs, library chairs, stools, pouffes, chaise longues and day beds made by Howard and Sons were better than normal pieces of the same period in many ways. Details such as the "siege de duvet" upholstery system for comfort, pocketed cushions, quad lashed springs and so on are all key features that other makers were simply not using, whether through lack of competence or because of cost.
More interesting, perhaps, is that while leading the way as far as innovation and engineering is concerned, Howard and Sons held onto many decidedly traditional upholstering techniques long after other manufacturers had modernised. Some of these methods were decidedly eighteenth century and must have made Howard and Son's upholstery much more expensive than that of other contempory makers.
Features such as tenon jointed frames, a hard stitched front edge (instead of a sprung front) and beautifully smooth and chamfured birchwood frames mean that sofas and chairs made by Howard and Sons are not just comfortable, but also extremely hard wearing.

The comfortable armchairs and sofas made by Howard and Sons in the nineteenth century are now a very good investment for the modern collector. For the 20 years that Hares Antiques has been specialising in armchairs and settees made by Howard and Sons they have become rarer and more sought after, increasing in value every year.


If there are any further details required relating to Howard and Sons furniture, please do not hesitate to contact one of us at hares@hares-antiques.com

Howard and Sons Club armchair

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The Howard and Sons Club armchair has an elongated seat, and are most comfortable to sit in with ones feet up on.

Howard and Sons antique library armchair

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A small Howard and Sons library armchair, English circa 1910.

19th century Howard and Sons wing chair

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C19th Howard and Sons wing chair, with vertical scroll to the arms, and on
square taper legs.

Bridgewater

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A Pair of Restored and Re-Upholstered 19th Century Antique Armchairs, by Howard and Son. The "Bridgewater" Model.  These armchairs have been completely restored and re-upholstered into a copy of Howard and Son's original under-ticking.

This pair is shown in a square tapering leg.

English circa 1890

Titchfield

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A walnut and upholstered, stamped Howard & Sons "Titchfield" armchair, circa 1880, on baluster turned tapering legs at the fron

Ivors

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A pair of square taper leg Howard "Ivors".

Bridgewater

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Pair of very rare Howard armchairs, "Bridgewater" model.

Harley

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Pair of rare Howard armchairs, "Harley" model.

Bridgewater

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Typical Howard Bridgewater, prior to restoration.

Clayton

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Small Howard chair, Clayton model. None in stock.

Two seat Howard sofa

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Two seat Howard sofa, en suite with the chair shown above.

Clayton

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Unusual Howard armchair, Clayton model, with special order show-wood, en suite with the sofa below. SOLD

Harley

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Circa 19th Antique Armchair, by Howard and Son, "Harley" model - of similar depth compared to the Grafton but with higher arms and a wider seat. This armchair has been completely restored and re-upholstered into a damask fabric.
Turned and square leg versions are available.
English circa 1900

Measurements can vary, inside seat measurements are often as follows:
The Harley is 27" deep by 20" wide between the arms and 28" wide at the front of the cushion.

Grafton

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Late C19th Howard Grafton, shown in our classic "tight-loose cover". One in stock.

Grafton

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Circa 19th Antique Armchair, by Howard and Son, "Grafton" model - of larger depth (4 inches or so) compared to the Bridgewater example. This armchair has been completely restored and re-upholstered into a copy of Howard and Son's original under-ticking.
Turned and square leg versions are available - one in stock.
English circa 1900

Howard & Son Footstool

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Circa 19th Antique Footstool, by Howard and Son, with a fixed cushion in the siege de duvet manner. These are of an age comparable to the armchairs, and have the same seat height - a variety of widths are available to match the chairs.
Turned and square leg versions are also available.
English circa 1900

Bridgewater

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A Pair of Restored and Re-Upholstered 19th Century Antique Armchairs, by Howard and Son. The "Bridgewater" Model.  These armchairs have been completely restored and re-upholstered into a copy of Howard and Son's original under-ticking.
Turned and square leg versions are available.

English circa 1890

Bridgewater

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Circa 19th Antique Armchair, by Howard and Son, "Bridgewater" model - with horse hair upholstery instead of the siege de duvet feather version, resulting in a firmer seat yet still a perfectly proportioned armchair.  Turned and square leg versions are available. Curiously the turned leg variety is slightly shorter in the seat than the square leg variety. This model is also found with the duvet covering, pictured above in blue fabric.
English circa 1880

Five in stock with square legs, one with horsehair and four in duvet.

Width 27-28 inches
Depth 34-38 inches overall to account for the rake of the back, 27-29 inches at bottom
Height 30-34 inches

Bridgewater

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Circa 19th Antique Armchair, by Howard and Son, "Bridgewater" model - of slightly larger depth compared to the above example, in an old - possibly original leather.
English circa 1890

Antique wing chair

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Nice low and comfortable antique wing chair in reasonable condition it looks like it has been recovered recently

English circa 1900 £950

34" high
35" wide
36" deep

Button back antique library chair

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Good sized button back antique library chair with tall elegant legs, generous shape to the arms and back and good shape to the back legs, English circa 1860 £950

Antique open arm library chair

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Antique open arm easy chair with legs very similar to the design used by Howard and Sons. This chair is not stamped with the makers name, it does have the order numbers stamped on one of the back legs though. There is a broken leg and we do have the broken bit and the old caster to go with it.

English circa 1860-1880 £1,250
VBG 024
Attrib. Howard and Sons

30" wide
35" deep
27" d frame
31" high
12" high seat

Nice comfy old chair

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Nice comfy old chair. Good original condition. Cushion missing. Sprung arms, seat and back. Webbing held on with plywood sheet. Makers stamp for Berkely Upholstery (see picture). 

English circa 1930 £20

Sizes are approximate

37" wide at arm
27" high to arm
38" deep max
30" deep inside seat

19th century library or drawing room chair

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Very good comfortable nineteenth century library or drawing room chair with turned legs and good lumber support. This chair is comfortable as it is, or it can be re covered in any fabric. The shape and lack of cushions means it would be the perfect chair to upholster in leather. Please note that the frame is loose. Sold as is or ask about restoration.

English c.1880 £380 as is or
£1200 restored (fabric extra)

79cm / 31" wide
92cm / 36" deep
92cm / 36" high

Antique reclining library chair

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Antique reclining library chair with built in foot rest covered in green leather. The show wood is veneered with flame mahogany. The mechanism is actuated by two buttons hidden underneath the armrest and the foot rest springs up when the drawer is opened.

Dutch circa 1830 £1,850
AR106

27" wide
32" deep
42" high

19th Century Mahogany Gainsborough Library Chair

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19th century mahogany Gainsborough antique library armchair. This chair follows the form of the Gainsborough chair with padded back and swept arms. An interesting detail is the intricate lattice work carving on the front legs. The back of the legs is chamfered so as to give the appearance of the legs being much thinner than they really are. A very elegant leg of the sort found in the Chippendale directoire.

English circa 1890 £1,850

RL 091

25” deep max
38½” high max
25” wide max
19” high seat
19” deep seat
21” wide seat

 

Wing chair

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Nice low and comfortable antique wing chair in reasonable condition it looks like it has been recovered recently

English circa 1900 £950

34" high
35" wide
36" deep

Howard and Sons Bridgewater model armchair

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Howard and Sons Bridgewater model armchair. These are the most popular of the comfortable Howards. It is smaller than the Harley and Ivor of the same shape and is also smaller than the Grafton model which is a different shape. This is a library photograph as we have so many coming and going that it is impossible to keep up to date. Please inquire about current stock.

English circa 1910 £6,800 each (including restoration)
These are usually stamped Howard and Sons Berners Street.

Sizes vary.
27½" wide
36" deep overall approx
27½ - 29" deep at top of leg
34" high overall approx

Howard and Sons antique chair

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Button back open armed chair by Howard and Sons with turned legs and turned supports to the arms. Casters stamped Howard and Sons London.

English circa 1890 £1,850
AGH

30" wide
32" deep
38" deep frame
29" high
12" high seat

Oak antique refectory dining tables

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Very nice quality oak antique refectory dining tables, there are three the same, so you can join them together to make a table that looks like a 15 foot long refectory table for only £4,200! Or buy them one at a time for £1,400 each.

05 11 03

Each one 59 1/2" long by 41" wide

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Extending Pembroke Dining Table

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Rare early extending antique dining table. The idea of an extending dining table was one that dates back centuries. However, there was not a really useful way of making a table adjustable, while retaining its structural integrity, until around 1805. This was the year of the first patent for a concertina or scissors action extending dining table, which was taken out by Wilkinsons of Moorfields in London.
Not long after this the later system of sliding bearers became widespread, so having a concertina action is a good indication of age.
This table is made of good solid mahogany with surprisingly heavy leaves, there is reeding and turned decoration on the legs.
As this table is also an extending Pembroke table it has hinged leaves so it can be stored and transported much more easily.
This is especially useful so it can be carried from room to room or out to the garden without having to be turned on its side.

English circa 1815 £6,800

KW 001

100" max
49" wide
29 1/2" high
Size of leaves 25¼” each
Size of table folded down and closed 25½”
Size of table closed with leaves out 49½”

Antique dining table

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Antique dining table made of satin birch. This is a wonderful timber which catches the light beautifully to give the impression of being three dimensional. It is reminiscent of floating satin, which might be where it gets its name.
This antique dining table is made by one of the best makers of the period, Holland and Sons, who are renowned for use of the highest quality timber and construction that is second to none.
This table is highly versatile with good sliding mechanism that is very strong and is still level after all these years. There is a holder for the clips which means that none of the original clips have been lost. The clips are stamped with the maker's name and they retain much of their original gilding.

English circa 1860 £14,800
Stamped Holland and Sons

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Provenance: The Estate of the late Sir David Davenport-Handley, Clipsham Hall, Clipsham, Rutland.

48" wide
14' 0½" long max
57" long min
29" high

19th century antique extending writing table

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Very unusual all original early nineteeth century writing table or library table which extends to take two additional leaves to receive large documents, architects drawings or reference books, this is useful in a library or as a very elegant centre table, but also would be a very practical dining table to which will seat six when extended, this table is exceptionally well made with precision dovetails, excellent joints, a drawer as well as extending mechanism, the whole piece made of the most wonderful dense grained cuban mahogany, English circa 1830 £4,800

03 10 08

It is 29.5" tall and the size of the top is as follows

45" by 27" when down, each leaf is 18" to make it 45" by 45" with one leaf or
45" by 63" with both leaves

Extending dining table

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Good solid antique extending dining table. This table is made of very dense grained cuban mahogany which has a good interesting grain pattern. The mechanism of the table is so strong that it only needs four legs to support it. That means that none of the guests has a table leg to bash into during dinner. It is pictured here just as it came to us before restoration. It will be restored in our own workshops using traditional materials and techniques.

English circa 1835 £9,500.
09 12 08

125" long max
59½" long min
47" wide
28 1/2" high

Regency mahogany antique dining table

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Wonderful quality Regency mahogany antique dining table in good condition, this table has the very rare concertina mechanism which allows it to be stored as a side table if required, it also means ease of access from room to room, the ultimate versatile dining table it can be virtually any length from 47" long to 140" long, English circa 1810 £19,500
12 11 08

47" long min
140" long max
52 1/2" wide
The leaves are 21½", 23½", 24" and 24"

Regency period antique dining table

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Wonderful Regency period antique dining table made of really fine figured mahogany standing on elegant slender turned and tapering legs, has original top as pictured and can take another leaf to extend to 12 feet long and 5 feet wide

English circa 1825 £12,500

ANO 009

Regency mahogany antique dining table

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Excellent quality Regency mahogany antique dining table in the manner of Gillow of Lancaster, this table is made of very well figured dense grained mahogany and has a precision made hard wood bearer system, it extends with legs at the corners, the centre legs are deep under the table for maximum knee room, the whole design being much more generous of design and of a quality that far exceeds the norm for this sort of table. A very versatile table with easy to adjust flexible sizes and very strong too.

English circa 1820 £14,500
05 12 05

52" wide x 58" long without leaves
10'7" or 127" long extended

Regency mahogany antique dining table

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Very fine extending Regency mahogany antique dining table standing on slender turned and tapered legs, this table is very versatile, as well as telescopic mechanism which allows it to accommodate dinners at smaller than its maximum, the mechanism also unbolts so the table can be stored as two console tables against a wall.

English circa 1820 £42,000

DCE 002

This table came from Sugwas Court in Herefordshire, the contents of which were from several other houses and a castle and represents the collection of three families - the Morgans, the Bevans and Mumfords. The site of an episcopal palace, Sugwas Court was a property of the see of Hereford since before Doomsday. Sold by the Bishop in the late 18th century, the present red brick house of the 1790s was build over the original stone vaulted basement and parts of the chapel. A Norman arch is still visible at the rear of the house. Owned by the Jones and Ingham familes in the 19th and early 20th centuries, in 1929 it was leased by Captain Walter Mumford of the Welsh Guards and his young wife Sibell (nee Morgan) to bring up their twin daughters. It is the survivor of these twins who ordered the sale of this table in 2007. Since then the table has been in the ownership of a gentleman who collected Gillow furniture and who was convinced that this table was the work of that firm.

54" wide
163" long

Regency mahogany antique dining table by Gillow of Lancaster

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Extremely fine Regency mahogany antique dining table made by Gillow of Lancaster, the foremost cabinet maker in the Britain in the 18th and 19 centuries, this table has all of the Gillow hallmarks that make it among the very best dining tables possible such as the classic Gillow leg, the use of wonderful finely figured Cuban mahogany for the top, the mahogany mechanism, precision dovetail construction, and the legs which are thoughtfully tucked very far under the table out of the way. English circa 1820

SOLD

59.5" wide

18' long

George III mahogany Sunderland antique dining table

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Lovely quality and unusual George III period mahogany Sunderland antique dining table with rare early concertina "scissors action" mechanism which folds down to a Pembroke table, bearing the name "Baldwin" on the hinges, this table has the original leaves, the whole top made of wonderful fine figured dense grained mahogany with ebony stringing to the base and frieze. All in all a charming and very versatile dining table. English circa 1800 £5,500

ANO 010

Measurements

Length 71.5" max, 57.5" one leaf, 43.5" without leaves, 23" long folded
Width 48" Height 28.5"

Regency mahogany extending antique dining table

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Regency mahogany extending antique dining table, this one is probably a campaign table, English circa 1815 £9,500

RF 020

Extending oak antique dining table

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Extending oak antique dining table, with removable interleaves. Made by Soro Stole, Denmark 1961. £4,500 including 8 chairs

MS 284

57" wide
141" long extended
21" each leaf

Antique twin pillar dining table

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Antique twin pillar dining table. This table is a tremendous scale with very generous splay to the legs and huge reeded columns made of a single piece of mahogany. The top is made of huge sheets of dense grained slow growing Cuban mahogany. The whole table is a wonderfully rich colour, despite having faded to a desirable pale colour.
It can take another one or two leaves to make it longer as necessary.

Irish circa 1820 £12,500

12 14 05

60" wide
28" high
78" long

18th century mahogany four pedestal dining table by Gillow

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Extremely fine and rare late 18th century mahogany four pedestal dining table by Gillow. English circa 1790. All original, this dining table bears the label or Stair and Andrew who supplied it to the previous owners around 1900.

One of the best we have seen, this table is a very fine example of the late 18th century period, perhaps the finest age for design of antique pedestal dining tables.
It has the elegant downward four splay base and close reeding on the edge and legs that are typical of the pre Regency period.

It has three removable leaves and the tops tilt and are removable in case you need to pack it away for an after dinner dance.

English circa 1790 £175,000

AHC 001

19 feet / 228" / 579cm long
67 3/4" / 172cm wide
28" / 71cm high

32" / 81cm each leaf
33" and 33 1/2" / 84cm / 85cm each end
33 1/2" and 33" / 85 / 84 each centre section

Regency three pillar mahogany antique dining table

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Charming Regency three pillar mahogany antique dining table with ebony inlay in the manner of George Bullock, with lovely old colour and patination, the top has faded to a wonderful colour.

English circa 1815 £48,000
09 11 06

57" wide (145cm)
13' 11" / 167" long (424cm)

George III Period Six Pedestal Mahogany Antique Dining Table

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Exceptionally large antique six pedestal mahogany antique dining table, it is a wonderful scale, measuring 54 inches wide and 23 feet long, even without the removable leaves. With the five additional leaves this table is almost 30 feet long.

English circa 1800 £150,000

JH 004

54" wide
276" without leaves
356" with additional leaves
 

George III period mahogany Sunderland antique dining table

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Lovely quality and unusual George III period mahogany Sunderland antique dining table with rare early concertina "scissors action" mechanism which folds down to a Pembroke table, bearing the name "Baldwin" on the hinges, this table has the original leaves, the whole top made of wonderful fine figured dense grained mahogany with ebony stringing to the base and frieze. All in all a charming and very versatile dining table. English circa 1800 £5,500

ANO 010

Measurements

Length 71.5" max, 57.5" one leaf, 43.5" without leaves, 23" long folded
Width 48" Height 28.5"

William IV mahogany extending breakfast table

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Unusual and versatile William IV mahogany extending breakfast table. This antique dining table is circular when the leaves are removed and either or both of the leaves can be inserted to seat more, while the base remains fixed. The top is 46.5" by 47" wide the mechanism extends to 79.5" English circa 1835 £8,800

SW 013

George III mahogany three pedestal antique dining table

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A most unusual and interesting George III mahogany three pedestal antique dining table which, when the middle pedestal is used on its own, has two small leaves to round off the edges, making it a stand-alone breakfast table, while the two d-ends can be put against a wall, or clipped together to make a twin pedestal dining table.

English circa 1800 £24,500

MS 286

Dimensions:
Maximum length, with all interleaves installed: 121 inches / 10'1"  / 307cm
Overall width: 54.5 inches / 139cm
Length with both interleaves removed: 79.5 inches / 202 cm
Dimensions of middle pedestal with two "mini-leaves": 40inches x 54.5 inches / 102cm x 139cm
When two end pedestals only are used: 53.5 x 54.5 inches / 136cm x 139cm
Height: 28.5 inches / 73cm

Antique work box or sewing table

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Antique work box / sewing table made of a choice cut of oak with crossbanding made of top quality rosewood. This is a very rare combination of timbers and especially for this period. Bear in mind that this is not vernacular piece and neither was it made in a Victorian factory. This is a precision made Regency piece of furniture with hand cut dovetails typical of the pre Victorian period. This table has two drawers as well as the bottom deep sampler drawer. The top drawer has a sliding and lift out tray with dividers for different threads or implements. The sampler drawer has a very clever locking mechanism which prevents it from opening if the middle drawer is not open. The reverse of this table is finished with oak and crossbanding to make it totally freestanding.

English circa 1820 £2,250

20" wide
17" deep
29" high

Antique tripod table

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Antique tripod table / wine table / lamp table dating from the George III period. This table is made of really good dense mahogany with interesting grain pattern. The pie crust edge is also raised, a very labour intensive process. A raised pie crust edge is a decorative feature that can also help prevent things falling off the table top. The base is a good slender early design with rope twist column and good generous splay to the legs.

English circa 1780 £1,850
11 13 07

31½" wide
31¼" wide
28½" high

Antique yew wood tripod table

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Antique yew wood tripod table / lamp table / wine table. To those in the know this timber needs no introduction. Yew wood has a unique way in which its fine grain lines fade to a deep golden colour with the passage of time.

English circa 1810 £2800

14½" deep
14¼" wide
28" high

Antique writing table

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Little walnut writing table with fine old skiver top and intricate tooling. This table is 28 1/2" high which makes it the perfect height for use as a wine table, lamp table or for by the bed.

English circa 1850 £950

19 1/2" deep
26 1/2" wide
28 1/2" high

Jardinaire

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This is a really good addition to any house - it is a jardinaire, literally a floor standing plant pot.

An antique jardinaire or plant stand is a really good way of filling an empty space in the house - perhaps in the corner of a room or halfway up the staircase.

This one was made during the Georgian revival period. This means that it is really well made and follows an elegant design. Thin legs and precisely cut inlay and crossbanding compliment the finest cuts of mahogany.

English circa 1890-1910
£950

TS 002

16 1/2" wide
26 1/2" deep
37 1/2" high

French antique wine or lamp table

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French wine or lamp table with faded off white paint with inset marble top.

French circa 1890-1910 £380

IW 008

30 1/2" high
16 1/2" wide
16 1/2" deep

Antique wine table by Gillow of Lancaster

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Antique wine table by Gillow of Lancaster, this is a really wonderful design with excellent crisp carving straight out of the Gillows design book, it is made of very rare Goncales Alves timber which has the density of mahogany with the light bending capabilities of satin wood.

SOLD

Whatnot

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Useful little antique whatnot in mahogany with good elegant turned supports, lovely colour and with useful drawer and original knobs

English circa 1825 £1,450
MS 289

15" deep
19" wide
41" high (to the surface)

George III mahogany 3 tier antique dumb waiter

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Charming George III mahogany 3 tier antique dumb waiter or antique whatnot. Very useful at chair side for holding drinks, remote control, books or in the corner of a room to display plants or photograph frames. This is an elegant early version with tripod base and slender turned column. The timber is good dense grained mahogany which has faded to a good golden brown colour. Restoration is included in the price and the finish will look even more wonderful when our workshops have polished it with traditional beeswax.

English circa 1780 £2,800

64cm / 25" deep
64cm / 25" wide
128cm / 50½" high

19th century ebonised and inlaid antique planter

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C19th ebonised and inlaid antique planter / plant stand / jardinaire.

French, circa 1860 £250

16" wide
31" high max
30½" high to surface

Antique dressing table

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Antique dressing table / side table / serving table made of mahogany with cross banding and strung decoration.

English circa 1800 £250

45½" wide
20" deep
31½" high surface
40" high overall

Antique side table

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Early antique side table made of well figured oak. This table is extremely unusual as it has a fold over top that means it can double as a card table, tea table or writing desk.
When open the top is supported by a leg that swings open on a knuckle joint hidden in the centre of the back.
This is a charming early 18th century side table that our restorers have finished by polishing it with natural beeswax.

English circa 1740 £1,850

10 14 09

37" wide
19" deep
37 1/2" when open
30" high

Oak antique serving table

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Antique serving table made of oak and burr oak, this serving table is exceptionally well made with mahogany drawer linings and proper precision dovetails. It has hidden drawers in the frieze for cutlery, linen etc.

English circa 1840-1880 £4,800

04 14 10

23" deep max
66 1/2" wide max
34 1/2" high

Antique pad foot gate leg dining table

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Antique pad foot gate leg dining table £380
08 11 09

41 1/2" wide
16" wide leaves down
49 1/2" wide leaves up
28 1/2" tall

18th century oak gateleg dining table

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Wonderful early 18th century oak gateleg dining table with good patination and colour, 44" x 54" £1,250

05 14 09

George III oak drop leaf pad foot table

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George III oak drop leaf pad foot table.

JI 001

19th century antique card table

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This antique card table is a fine example from the beginning of the 19th century. It is made of mahogany, is cross banded around the top, has gadrooned decoration all around and ebonised inlay to the frieze. The base is a slender column which terminates with an elegant four splay base. The base is sturdy while leaving plenty of room for players legs. The top spins round 90 degrees and unfolds to reveal a storage space under the baize playing surface.

English or Irish circa 1825 £850

SP 003

36" wide
18" or 36" deep
28½" or 29½" high

Regency Mahogany Antique Card Table

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Very fine Regency mahogany antique card table standing on very elegant four splay base with wonderful thin sections and with extensive brass inlay to the top, edge, pedestal and legs

English circa 1815 £2800
08 11 11

29" high
18" deep closed
36" x 36" wide open

Regency Rosewood Antique Card Table

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Very fine quality rosewood antique games table pictured here unrestored, this is a very elegant piece with very good proportions and wonderful crisp turning

English circa 1820 £1,850
including restoration

ANO 008

102cm / 40" wide
50cm / 19¾" wide
73cm / 28¾" high

Huge Rare Round Oak Antique Extending Dining Table

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Extremely rare oak extending dining table in the manner of those patented by Jupe, this one probably made by Gillow of Lancester and London with original concentric extending mechanism, original ebonised leaves and original leaf carrier, this table extends to 13 feet diameter with a circumference of around 40 feet and can seat up to 18-20 people. It is 6'6" in diameter with the leaves removed to seat 10 people. Unusually for a circular antique dining table, this table has three sets of leaves to give four different sizes of 6"6 wide, 116" wide, 138" wide and 13' maximum.

English circa 1860 £130,000

AG 003

The underside of the table bears a paper label titled "Sir E.S.W." for Sir Ernest Salter Wills the third Baronet of Hazelwood and Clapton in Gordano.

The table was originally made for Littlecote House near Hungerford in Berkshire:

History of Littlecote House

The original manor house with the deer park dates from around 1290 and was later rebuilt and extended around 1520. It was at Littlecote that Henry VIII courted Jane Seymour and they married at Wulf Hall nearby in 1536.

Queen Elizabeth I was received at Littlecote in 1601 by which time further additions had been made, including The Long Gallery, and the early medieval hall had been converted into a Chapel. During the Civil War Littlecote became a Cromwellian stronghold, but when Charles II was returned to the throne in 1660 the family received a Royal Pardon and entertained the King to ‘a costly dinner’ during his progress to Bath. On the way to London to claim the throne in 1688, William of Orange stayed for two nights after meeting with the Commissioners of King James II.

With the arrival of the 18th century Littlecote enjoyed more peaceful times, and restoration work around 1810 led to the building of The Orangery and The Chinese Room whilst the landscaped gardens were extensively restored.

Remains have been found showing there was a Bronze Age settlement at Littlecote. Recently, the foundations of a Roman Villa with a well preserved highly decorative mosaic floor was discovered in the grounds, showing that the site was inhabited before the original manor house was built in medieval times.

For a similar table, but smaller and with only two sets of leaves, see Sotheby's Important English Furniture sale (Horlick Collection), 5th June 2007, Lot 251 sold for £90,000.
Another smaller table with one set of leaves sold at Brightwell's of Leominster in Herefordshire on the 5th February 2004, Lot 1221 sold for £77,500.

19th Century Mahogany Writing Table / Dining Table

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Very rare and unusual all original early nineteeth century writing table or library table which extends to take two additional leaves to receive large documents, architects drawings or reference books, this is useful in a library or as a very elegant centre table, but also would be a very practical dining table to which will seat six when extended, this table is exceptionally well made with precision dovetails, excellent joints, a drawer as well as extending mechanism, the whole piece made of the most wonderful dense grained cuban mahogany

English circa 1830 £4,800
03 10 08

It is 29.5" tall and the size of the top is as follows

45" by 27" when down, each leaf is 18" to make it 45" by 45" with one leaf or
45" by 63" with both leaves

William IV mahogany extending antique breakfast table

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Unusual and versatile William IV mahogany extending antique breakfast table. This table is circular when the leaves are removed and either or both of the leaves can be inserted to seat more, while the base remains fixed. The top is 46.5" by 47" wide the mechanism extends to 79.5" English circa 1835 £8,800

SW 013

Billiard table

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19th century full size antique billiard table / antique snooker table, by the Royal Appointment London makers Burroughes and Watts

This table is now sold. Please enqiure if you are looking for a billiard table
BP 002

This is a very good table indeed. It is made of the best cuts of dense grained mahogany from south America with interesting grain pattern that has aspects of flame and plum pudding in it. It has a proper thick slate bed and weighs around 1 1/2 tons. The moulding round the edge adds a delicacy of line and the legs are an unusually fine shape for an antique billiard table. The reeding on the legs is an especially good feature, and would have been an extra on the bill.

Provenance: Spye Park near Laycock in Wiltshire

http://www.bayntun-history.com/SpyeParkHouse.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spye_Park


Burroughes & Watts helped pioneer the game of professional billiards and later professional snooker. In those early days and for many years to come, there was keen competition between the company and its rivals for the honour and kudos of providing the tables upon which the various championships, including the World Championships, were played

Burroughes & Watts thus gained a formidable reputation world-wide for the quality of its billiards tables, cues and accessories and by 1900, not only only did it have branches in many of the major cities in the U.K., it also had branches in many countries throughout the world, including India, China, Australia, South Africa and Canada.

Such was the reputation of the Burroughes & Watts name that it received considerable royal patronage, especially from Queen Victoria, who was, together with her husband Prince Albert, a keen billiards player. She held the name in such high esteem that she bestowed a Royal Warrant on the company and it was thus appointed supplier of billiards tables to Her Majesty the Queen. Royal warrants quickly followed from the Prince of Wales, and later Kind Edward VII, the King of the Belgians and the King of Greece. As a result, even to this day, many of the royal palaces and even more of the stately homes in the UK as well as overseas, boast a Burroughes & Watts table.

Overseas, the company gained many prize medals at international fairs in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America for the quality of its products which in turn led to enormous world-wide recognition and exporting success.

You can see more information on their website

Regency antique work table

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Regency antique work table. This table is made of goncalo alves timber which was almost exclusively used by Gillow at this period. The construction is absolutely second to none, with precisely hand cut dove tails, thin mahogany drawer linings and all the moving parts function extremely smoothly. The two side sections which swing open are held shut with secret buttons (we cant tell you where or we'd have to kill you). The centre section has a drawer and lower fabric holder, the basket of which is missing, possible intentionally as the piece is more elegant without it. The sampler basket was fabric and can be replaced if required.

Attributed to Gillow circa 1820 £2,800

MS 278

33" wide
20½" deep
29" high

Antique sewing table

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Antique work box / sewing table made of a choice cut of oak with crossbanding made of top quality rosewood. This is a very rare combination of timbers and especially for this period. Bear in mind that this is not vernacular piece and neither was it made in a Victorian factory. This is a precision made Regency piece of furniture with hand cut dovetails typical of the pre Victorian period. This table has two drawers as well as the bottom deep sampler drawer. The top drawer has a sliding and lift out tray with dividers for different threads or implements. The sampler drawer has a very clever locking mechanism which prevents it from opening if the middle drawer is not open. The reverse of this table is finished with oak and crossbanding to make it totally freestanding.

English circa 1820 £2,250

20" wide
17" deep
29" high

Regency mahogany antique Pembroke table

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Extremely fine quality Regency mahogany antique Pembroke table made by Gillows of Lancaster, the best furniture maker in England in the 18th and 19th centuries, this table has all the best Gillows features such as the classic Gillow leg as seen in the sketch books, coffered sections by the drawers, wonderful mahogany of the sort which Gillows do seem to have had the monopoly, mahogany lined drawers and wonderful dovetailed construction.

English circa 1820 £2,900

28 1/2" high
42" deep
24" wide both leaves down
50" wide both leaves up

19th century oak antique library table

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This 19th century oak antique library table is of the most colossal scale. The proportions are perfect, with tall slender legs, thin frieze and plenty of knee room underneath. The timber is a particularly fine cut of oak with lots of lovely medullary rays absolutely all over it.
Hidden among the finely carved gothic tracery there is a drawer each side, offset to the right to enable the table to seat one person each side when necessary.

English circa 1850 £7,800

MHE 001

66" wide
36" deep
30" high

Antique writing table

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Little walnut writing table with fine old skiver top and intricate tooling. This table is 28 1/2" high which makes it the perfect height for use as a wine table, lamp table or for by the bed.

English circa 1850 £950

19 1/2" deep
26 1/2" wide
28 1/2" high

19th Century Adjustable Antique Writing Table

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Very unusual all original early nineteeth century antique writing table or library table which extends to take two additional leaves to receive large documents, architects drawings or reference books, this is useful in a library or as a very elegant centre table, but also would be a very practical dining table to which will seat six when extended, this table is exceptionally well made with precision dovetails, excellent joints, a drawer as well as extending mechanism, the whole piece made of the most wonderful dense grained cuban mahogany

English circa 1830 £4,800
03 10 08

It is 29.5" tall and the size of the top is as follows

45" by 27" when down, each leaf is 18" to make it 45" by 45" with one leaf or
45" by 63" with both leaves

Antique bureau bookcase

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Good early antique bureau bookcase made of a really choice cut of Cuban mahogany. This is one of the best bureau bookcases of the period that we have seen. It has everything, mirror doors, slide out candle holders, secret compartments, and many smaller drawers for stamps, paper clips and other office clutter. Best of all it has the door shape with mirror surround straight out of the Chippendale directiore.

English circa 1760 £5,800
SRT 001

41" wide max
23" deep
86½" high

18th century antique bureau bookcase

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This 18th century antique bureau bookcase is made of an exceptionally fine cut of Cuban mahogany. The timber is really dense and has an especially interesting grain pattern.
The construction is second to none, the interior is fitted out with many smaller drawers, pigeon holes and a secret compartment.
The top has adjustable shelves and more small drawers.
The bookcase has mirrored doors with traces of the original gilding to the decoration around the mirrors. The broken pediment is an especially nice feature. This is one of the best mahogany bureau bookcases we have had for a while and all in exceptional original condition too!

English circa 1750 £8,500

01 15 02

43" wide max
91" high max
23" deep max

18th century George I walnut double dome antique bureau bookcase

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Good early 18th century George I period walnut double dome bureau bookcase. This is a proper early bureau bookcase with separate bookcase, separate desk section and with fully fitted interior including sliding well in the desk. The top has mirror doors to reflect the light from the retractable candle holders and the double doors enclose shelves and drawers with more featherbanding. Do not worry about the strange colour. This bookcase has a dark wax all over it making it appear quite red. It will be restored to bring back the original golden walnut colour, some of which can be seen in the interior of the desk section.

English circa 1710 £28,000
04 15 10

40" wide at cornince
41" wide moulding waist
7' foot high
25" deep

1870 aesthetic movement antique oak bookcase

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Very fine quality circa 1870 aesthetic movement antique oak bookcase with ebony stringing and motif details and wonderful secretaire to the top drawer. This bookcase is exceptionally well made, a most beautiful colour and very well drawn. It is much better looking than the photographs can show, please contact us to view in our show room or in situ.

English circa 1870 £11,500
MOC 010

106" tall
84" wide
22 deep

George III Mahogany Secretaire

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18th century George III period mahogany breakfront bookcase with a secretaire or secretary drawer in the centre. The desk drawer is surprisingly useful in a modern home as laptops and stationery can be accessed easily and quickly hidden away when not in use. This bookcase is made of especially dense grained mahogany which is a good deep color and extremely heavy and solid. It is really well made with good drawer action, precise dovetails and well constructed doors.

English, circa 1800 £11500
JMM 243

86" / 219cm high
78" / 198cm wide
24" / 61cm deep

Height: 85 inches
Width: 78 inches

Howard and Sons antique sofa

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Unusually large Howard and Sons large sofa with turned legs, circa 1860-1880

7 feet long
3 feet deep

The Baring

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Howard and Sons sofa, a Baring model of unusually small proportions which still has the sprung and seige de duvet upholstery of its larger siblings. Please note that this is a library photo of one that we had last year, the one in question is identical to this one, except that it has been stripped to the frame for reupholstery. This is a Berners Street period sofa probably dating from around 1860-1880.

Possibly a pair available!

5 feet wide
31 inches deep

Howard and Sons of London sofa

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Unusually small sofa made by Howard and Sons of London, this sofa stands on square taper legs and has four loose cushions, casters and back leg stamped

SOLD

31" high
30" deep
53" long / 135cm

The Chaplin

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Howard and Sons Chaplin model upholstered in stripe linen just prior to delivery.

Howard and Sons of London antique chaise longue

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Nineteenth century chaise longue or day bed made by Howard and Sons of London standing on the turned legs for which the company was so famous. This chaise has the unusual feature of having a built in cushion in the back and a sprung seat without which makes the back extra soft.

34" high
27" wide
68" long (approx)

The Ramsden

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Howard and Sons "Ramsden" model! This special order suite of two chairs and a sofa came all the way from Spain, it returned home to England having been bought new in London from Berners St by its original Spanish diplomatic owner. It is very unusual to find a three piece suite surviving together and rarer still to find a Bridgewater sofa from this period. Ostentatious as well as comfortable - who could ask for more!

The sofa is 160cm / 5'3" wide

Howard and Sons of Berners Street in London

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Nineteenth century sofa made by Howard and Sons of Berners Street in London. There is finely sculpted show wood detail on the front of the arm and around the base.

66" wide (167cm)
32" deep
34" high

The Foster

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Foster model sofa made by Howard and Sons of Berners St, London, circa 1900, as with most Howard furniture this would have been made to order and probably had the same leg as other furniture designed to share the same room. Needless to say, this is a very comfortable sofa.

36" deep
35" high
7 feet long

The Fielding

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Large and comfortable sofa made by Howard and Sons of London around 1910, this sofa is the classic shape with higher back than arms and fitted cushions attached to the arms and the back, this one we think is a Fielding model, a really good example whatever the model.

35" high
35" deep
6'10" wide

Howard and Sons of London antique sofa

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Good drawing room scale sofa by Howard and Sons of London, possible a Chaplin model, with built in cushions around the back and arms and loose seat cushions, a very comfortable sofa, English circa 1910

sizes approximate
35" deep
35" high
6' long

The York

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Howard and Sons Leeds model sofa Howard "York" model sofa, usually this sofa has two cushions on the seat with siege de duvet back, but also is found with separate back cushions. Very similar in design to a "Leeds" or a "Burlington", both of these designs have swept back arms (pictured below, the 3 seater is Burlington and the leather one a Leeds). All three however have low arms with high back and have seat that is higher at the front than back. This makes them quite unusual for a Howard sofa, although that slope has been a feature of Howard chairs for a very long time and does make them more comfortable although perhaps more difficult from which to escape.

The leather one in the last two pictures is a lovely old Howard and Sons sofa, probably a Leeds or Burlington model circa 1920 with original blue leather. Seat cushions not original, back cushions missing, cushions may well have been cloth perhaps velvet to match the leather, makers name on leg, paper label and hessian cover underneath.

64" wide / 162cm
35" deep
33" high

The Beckett

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Beckett model sofa by Howard and Sons. Characterised by the sloping arms, this model is supremely comfortable. The cushions built in to the back and arms make this sofa perfect for sprawling or dozing on without the need for scatter cushions.

The Baring

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Nice Howard and Sons sofa, Baring model, standing on turned front legs and with gilded brass casters and caster cups on the front, stamped with the makers name and upholstered using the duvet system for comfort. English circa 1860-1880

73" wide
32' deep
31" high

The Baring

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Howard and Sons Baring model sofa standing on tall elegant square taper legs with really soft down feather cushions on the seat and built into the back and sides, English circa 1890

6'2" / 74" wide
36" deep overall
33" high to arm

(inside seat 52"x 24" approx)

The Grantley

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Very rare and comfortable high sided Grantley model sofa made by Howard and Sons of London, this one is slightly smaller than usual and with its thin arms and long legs will add grace and charm to even the smallest drawing room. Note the sides of this model are curved elegantly outward, the arms have three different grades of coil spring with horsehair covering over which lies the triple pocketed down cushion - what this means is that this sofa is as comfortable to sit sideways on as forwards. Put your feet up and relax. English circa 1880
SOLD

Howard and Sons antique sofa

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Very rare and attractive antique Howard and Sons sofa, this sofa is shown here with the three seat cushions as we found it, but as with other Howards with the horsehair 'bible front' to the seat, the sofa is unlikely to have had any cushions originally. This sofa is not upholstered using Howard and Sons patented 'Seige de Duvet' system, instead it has well thought out and carefully constructed layers of sprung horsehair that are unusually soft to sit on without the use of feather cushions. Very comfortable and wonderful scale sofa, English circa 1890.

7' wide overall
30" deep at base of frame (larger at top)
33" tall to back
28" tall to arm

Chaplin antique sofa by Howards and Sons

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Wonderfully original "Chaplin" model drawing room sofa by Howards and Sons, this sofa is wonderfully soft and comfortable and is the perfect scale for a smaller room while retaining the proportions of the sort of Howard found in a large country house. English circa 1890

32" deep
6' wide
33" high

Howard and Sons small Baring sofa

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Howard and Sons small Baring sofa, this is the most comfortable 5' sofa anywhere and definitely the prettiest by far, with very long legs for this sort of sofa. Shown here with the original fabric on the back and sides, this sofa has the original paper label as well as stamps to the casters and inside leg.

SOLD

Please enquire if you are looking for a Baring

60" wide
30" high
31" deep
43" x 21" inside seat
8" leg

Howard and Sons Portarlington sofa

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Howard and Sons Portarlington sofa, the best sofa ever made for a proper English drawing room

This sofa has just sold, please call or email us to find out what new stock is coming soon!

39" deep
6'8" / 80" wide
28" high to arm
35" high to back
27" x 60" inside seat
8" tall leg

Howard Beaumont antique sofa

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Wonderful comfortable Howard Beaumont sofa standing on square taper legs with original casters and soft siege do duvet down feather cushions.

This is slightly smaller than the similar looking Chaplin or the even larger Portarlingon, while retaining the proportions of a proper country house drawing room sofa. Stamped with the makers name, English circa 1900

This one is sold, please enquire for details of our current stock

26" high to arm, 32" high to back
68" wide, 35" deep
20" x 54" inside seat
6" high front leg

Howard and Sons antique daybed chaise longue

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Wonderful nineteenth century upholstered daybed chaise longue standing on fine turned legs with the original monogrammed ticking, English circa 1860

29" deep at frame
38" deep overall
64" wide at frame
72" wide overall
27.5" high overall
7.5" tall leg
 

Howard and Sons of London antique sofa

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Very rare nineteenth century upholstered sofa made by Howard and Sons of London. Howard sofas are very rare in any case, but this one is especially unusual with the lovely French influence fluting to the leg and carving on the show wood. It is in very good condition structurally with some wear to the fabric, is very comfortable and is stamped with the makers name on the back leg. English circa 1870-1890. SOLD

76" long by 30" tall by 30" deep

This sofa has found a new home. Please let us know if you are looking for one like this and we will look out for one for you.

The Wimbourne

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Wonderfully comfortable huge and very rare Howard and Sons sofa. This sofa is 7 feet long with three legs across the front and has all the huge pocketed down feather cushions. This is the largest one that we have seen, it is just an amazing scale and of course there is nothing like it for comfort, c.1900

Length 84" / 7' top back
Length 78 1/2" below
Height 34" / 36" centre back
Depth 40"


Another Wimbourne measured slightly larger at

Length 97"
Depth 41"
Height 35"

Howard and Sons of London antique sofa

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Extremely rare and wonderfully large sofa made by Howard and Sons of London standing on square taper legs, unusually with three legs at the front. Possible a Wimbourne model circa 1900.

Measurements are approximately 6'4" wide at base of frame, 7' wide max, 40" deep max, inside seat 5' wide by 28" deep

SOLD

The Baring

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Restored and Re-Upholstered 19th Century Antique Sofa, by Howard and Son. The "Baring" Model, re-upholstered into a copy of Howard and Son's original under-ticking.  This is a medium sized, generous and well proportioned sofa with side and back cushions attached to the frame and loose cushions to the seat.  Arms and back a finished to the same height. Turned and square leg versions are available.

Howard and Sons antique sofa

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A rare Howard and Sons sofa with show wood to the arms and legs, circa 1880.

Howard and Sons antique sofa

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Attractively small Howard and Sons sofa, circa 1880.

Howard and Sons sofa

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Unusual Howard and Sons sofa, circa 1910.

Howard Portarlington sofa

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Howard Portarlington sofa, one of the most luxurious Howard and Sons sofa ever made, circa 1910. This one is sold, please enquire for details of our current stock.

Howard Ramsden or Ball and Claw foot model

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Howard Ramsden, or Ball and Claw foot model. As these sofas would have been made to order the detail on the legs varies accordingly. Chairs and stools would have been ordered to match. Other variations included cabriole legs (see picture) and Italian and French designs (meaning ebonsed, fluted and gilded).

Howard Baring antique sofas

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Photographs of Howard Baring sofas in different fabric. These sofas have sprung horsehair covered with down feather cushions for both the seat arms and back.
This means that they are supremely comfortable to sit formally, lie down, or just lounge around on.

The Chaplin

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19th Century Antique Sofa, by Howard and Son. The "Chaplin" Model, shown in its original Howard and Son monogrammed underticking prior to restoration. This is a medium sized (similar to the "Baring" - with lower arms/back than the "Grantley"), generous and well proportioned sofa with a very elegant upward sweep to the arms.  The side and back cushions are attached to the frame and loose cushions to the seat.  Arms are finished lower than the back. Turned legs are very rare. Square leg versions are often in stock, although none at the moment. Please enquire for details.

Width 76 inches
Depth 35 inches
Height 34 inches

The York

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Restored and re-upholstered early 20th century antique sofa, by Howard and Son. The "York" model, re-upholstered into a copy of Howard and Son's original under-ticking.  This is a small sized, generous and well proportioned sofa, the one in the photo on the left is upholstered with back cushions attached to the frame and loose cushions to the seat. The arms are horsehair with no cushions.

Unusually for Howard and Sons, the York sofas were originally upholstered with a sprung front edge and separate back cushions as shown in the photo below. These ones are both stamped Howard and Sons Berners St so are earlier than they look and date from around 1910s-1920s.

The Grantley

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Restored and Re-Upholstered 19th Century Antique Sofa, by Howard and Son. The "Grantley" Model, re-upholstered into a red and gold damask fabric. This is a medium to large sized, generous and well proportioned sofa with a very elegant upward sweep to the arms.  The side and back cushions are attached to the frame and loose cushions to the seat.  Arms are finished lower than the back. Turned and square leg versions are available.
 

Regency ebonised beech antique sofa

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Regency period antique sofa in ebonised beech with ormulu mounts. This sofa has the proper horsehair squab with no seat springs, generous scroll arms and horsehair bolsters. The legs are good and tall with close reeding very much in the style of the colonial furniture of the period. English circa 1815 £2,250

CW001

90" wide
31" high
28" deep

Victorian period antique sofa

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Victorian period antique sofa with open arms and nice carved detail, this sofa has lived at least for the last few decades (and possibly since birth) in the billiard room of a large Cotswold manor house. English circa 1890 £1450

IW009

63" wide max 
38 1/2" high max
30" deep max
24 deep at top of leg/base of frame.

19th century upholstered antique sofa

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Good quality nineteenth century upholstered sofa with sprung seat, back and arms. This sofa stylised bolster shape arms and stands on interesting legs which are quite tall for the period. Although now beyond repair it is a rare treat for us to see the original fabric on a sofa of this age.

English circa 1860-1890 £850 as is

Length 70 inches
Depth 31 inches
Height 33 inches

Victorian antique sofa

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Victorian period antique sofa with open arms and nice carved detail, this sofa has lived at least for the last few decades (and possibly since birth) in the billiard room of a large Cotswold manor house. English circa 1890 £1450

IW 009

63" wide max 
38 1/2" high max
30" deep max
24 deep at top of leg/base of frame.

Antique sofa

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Wonderful little sofa with indistinct stamp to casters (no, it does nt say Cope!) almost certainly made by Howard and Sons for retail by another maker. This is probably the most comfortable sofa that it is possible to find in this diminutive size, English c.1890

SOLD

51.5" wide (at leg)
26 " deep (max)
29" tall
22.5" tall to top of arm

Knowle antique sofa

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Lovely large Knowle sofa with good strong frame and brass casters.
The Knowle sofa is one of the earliest designs of sofas that were actually comfortable. It has high sides to trap heat from the fire and the sides lower down on pieces of rope in order to vary the angle of the arms. A lowered arm allows you to see through the gap, allows ventilation and makes it more comfortable if sitting with feet on the sofa. Upholster restrained but chic for modern design space, or accessorise with sumptuous fabrics, scatter cushions, rope stays and tassles for the medieval look.

English circa 1900 £3,200
Price includes full reupholstery or take it as seen if you prefer.
AGH

Mahogany antique hall chair

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Good quality hall chair with nice generous shape and made of really dense grained Cuban mahogany, this chair weighs a ton!

£550

38 1/2" high
18 high to seat

18th century antique cabinet

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Early 18th century walnut cabinet / bookcase. This bookcase is made of burr walnut quarter cut veneer with feather banding around the drawers and pre-cockbeading double molded edge around the drawers and glazing. This is a very tactile piece of furniture that everyone likes to touch. It was made before the age of mahogany and is a charming honey colour. It is unusually small and its warm colour means that it should compliment any room.

English circa 1710 £12,800

59" high
29" wide
19" deep

19th century antique bookcase

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Good early nineteenth century antique bookcase made of mahogany with flame mahogany panels, adjustable shelves, drinks drawer and glazed top. English circa 1830 £5,500

TS 003

17" deep
35 1/2" wide
81" high max

Oak bookcase

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Oak bookcase of unusually small proportions with cupboards underneath, it has thin glazing bars and delicate molding typical of the late Georgian period

English circa 1800 £1850
02 09 13

19" deep
76" high
38 1/2" wide

Breakfront bookcase

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Large antique bookcase made of good South American mahogany. It has eight doors, four glass for display and four blind to hide things, behind which are adjustable shelves. The doors and astral glazing bars are typical of this early period of cabinet making, which is to say that they are as thin as possible to create the impression of space and light. This is an especially fine example of a George III period antique breakfront bookcase. Please enquire for more information or for more photographs.

English circa 1800 £16,500
09 14 04

98 1/2" high max
15 1/4" deep ends at waist
19" deep centre at waist
106" wide max at cornice

Breakfront bookcase

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Good scale antique breakfront bookcase from English country house drawing room or library. This one was actually found in a large town house in Versailles. It is made of really fine Cuban mahogany with interesting grain patterns. it has adjustable shelves and lots of lovely cupboard space. It is also not too deep front to back so will not intrude far into the room. Please excuse the colour as it is in the photographs. It has not been restored yet - once the varnish is carefully lifted away, the deep patination will be revealed.

English circa 1790 £12,500
05 14 19

98 1/2" wide at waist
99" wide at cornice
92" high overall
18 1/2" deep (max)

Breakfront bookcase

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Very fine quality circa 1870 aesthetic movement antique oak bookcase with ebony stringing and motif details and wonderful secretaire to the top drawer. This bookcase is exceptionally well made, a most beautiful colour (as in the forth photograph) and it is very well drawn. It is much better looking than the photographs can show, please contact us to view in our show room or in situ.

English circa 1870 £11,500
MOC 010

106" tall
84" wide
22 deep

George III Breakfront Secretaire Bookcase

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18th century George III period mahogany breakfront bookcase with a secretaire or secretary drawer in the centre. The desk drawer is surprisingly useful in a modern home as laptops and stationery can be accessed easily and quickly hidden away when not in use. This bookcase is made of especially dense grained mahogany which is a good deep color and extremely heavy and solid. It is really well made with good drawer action, precise dovetails and well constructed doors.

English, circa 1800 £11500
JMM 243

86" / 219cm high
78" / 198cm wide
24" / 61cm deep

Chest of drawers

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Antique chest of drawers made in New Zealand. The drawer fronts are veneered with exotic Kauri wood which is indigenous to New Zealand. Colonial furniture is much rarer than that made in the UK and so if a piece can be proven to have been made abroad so much the better.

New Zealand circa 1880 £1,200

18 1/2" deep
45 1/2" wide
34" high

Chest of drawers

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Small but beautifully formed chest

This chest of drawers is not too deep so wont take up much room. It is a good honey colour oak with mahogany crossbanding and with stringing in ebony and box wood, a most unusual but pleasing combination.

Circa 1780 £780

ES 004

19" deep
37" wide
36" high

Antique chest on chest

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Antique chest on chest made of bookmatched walnut with banding round the drawers. This chest of drawers is a good early one and has been in the same family for over a hundred years. It is in great untouched original condition.

English circa 1720 £6,800

ES 001

21 1/2" deep
42" wide
71" high

Antique chest on chest

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This antique chest on chest (or 'tallboy') was made before mahogany had began to be imported into the United Kingdom. It is made of walnut and has featherbanding round the drawers and the timber has been cut to make it symmetrical on all show wood surfaces. It has faded to a good rich honey colour over its 300 year existence and an extremely fine  example of this early period of proper cabinet making.

English circa 1720 £17500
AB 001

72 1/2" high
41" wide base body (not max)
22 1/2" deep at cornice
21" deep at top body

George III revival antique mirror

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George III revival antique mirror made of book matched mahogany with traces of the original gliding round the old glass.

English circa 1880 £380

20" wide
27" high
1 1/2" deep

Regency gilded and decorated antique pier glass mirror

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Fine Regency gilded and decorated pier glass in Empire style.
Circa 1820 £3800

22" Wide
55" Height
2" Deep

Oval border glass antique mirror

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Oval border glass antique mirror with nice old glass dating from around 1800 £850

24 1/2" x 38 1/2"

19th century ebonised and gilt overmantal mirror

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19th century ebonised and gilt overmantal mirror, with panelled back and gilt roundel decorations , English circa 1870 £1,850

45" wide at body
50" wide max
54" high

19th century ebonised and amboyna wood over mantle mirror

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19th century ebonised and amboyna wood over mantle mirror, with proper panelled back, gilt brass beading to the base, gilt brass mounts and pillars on the front, English circa 1870 £2,800

46" wide at body
58 1/2" wide max
56" high

Antique chandelier

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This good scale antique chandelier walks the line between vernacular charm and large country house opulence.

The cut crystal glass reflects the light beautifully, these photos do not do it justice.

French circa 1890 £950

28" wide x 40" high
(without the lamp shades)

19th century French cutglass antique chandelier

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Eight light cutglass chandelier, French early 19th century.
Height: 37.5 inches
Width: 27.5 inches

Dutch gilded carved wood lanterns

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Two unusual Dutch gilded carved wood lanterns dating from the first quarter of the 19th century lovely old gilding and good scale, 13" tall by 10" wide £1,450

Antique French Empire Gilt Bronze Chandelier

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Excellent quality antique French Empire gilt bronze chandelier, of handsome proportions and with superb quality castings. Now wired for electricity.

French circa 1820 £7,800

JMM 159
66cm / 26" wide
94cm / 37" high

Mahogany antique torchere

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Antique torchère or plant stand. Mahogany with rope twist column a reference to the then recent British naval victories.

English circa 1830 £100

54½" high
14" x 14" base
10" top

Mahogany antique desk

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Antique desk made of exceptionally fine mahogany with concave front and old green skiver. The quality and construction of this desk are second to none, slide open the drawers and check out the dovetails inside.

English circa 1770 £3,600

26" deep
66" wide
31" high

Antique pen and ink tray

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Most excellent antique pen and ink tray made of ebony and with ebonised sections and extensive brass inlay all round this is a really fine quality desk top accessory for the discerning modern gentleman who wants people to know he can afford the best and that only the best will do.

English circa 1815 £1250

Antique Partners Pedestal Desk

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Mahogany partners desk, with drawers one side of the pedestals, cupboards the other and drawers both sides of the top, with fine faded patina old tooled leather and with generous 25" knee clearance. This is a very fine antique pedestal desk which will look even better when it has been comprehensively restored in our workshops and the price includes restoration.

English circa 1835 £6,800

SMM 001

60" wide
37" deep
32" tall

19th century French mahogany partners desk

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Large 19th century French mahogany partners desk with two brushing slides that extend either side to provide extra space on the surface. This is a very elegant desk and is made of a fine cut of mahogany. The restoration is included in the price including new leather surface in a variety of colours. The timber will be repolished in the traditional manner using beeswax and this table will be delivered looking magnificant.

French circa 1840 £4800

MS 145

Antique hanging corner cupboard

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Antique hanging corner cupboard with glazed door panels and painted interior, mahogany or walnut.

English circa 1780 £350

AGH

37" high
28" max width at cornice
20" back corner to edge of cornice

Antique corner cupboard

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Antique corner cupboard with broken pediment, gilt brass mounts, astral glazed door and reeded molding round the whole front.

English circa 1780 £1,250

47 1/2" high
21 1/2" deep
32" wide

Antique carpet Herez or Sarapi

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Antique carpet Herez or Sarapi

Circa 1900-1920 £2,850

187" x 156"

18th century walnut cabinet

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Early 18th century walnut cabinet / bookcase. This bookcase is made of burr walnut quarter cut veneer with feather banding around the drawers and pre-cockbeading double molded edge around the drawers and glazing. This is a very tactile piece of furniture that everyone likes to touch. It was made before the age of mahogany and is a charming honey colour. It is unusually small and its warm colour means that it should compliment any room.

English circa 1710 £12,800

59" high
29" wide
19" deep

Mahogany antique cabinet

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Antique cabinet with three glass shelves, working lock and key. It is made of mahogany with boxwood stringing and inlay. Priced to sell, restoration not included. Two panes cracked.

English circa 1900 £300

64" and 68" high
25" wide
14½" deep

Marsh Jones and Cribb arts and crafts cabinet

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Arts and crafts cabinet made by Marsh Jones and Cribb, this cabinet is extraordinarily well made and uses some of the finest timber we have seen in a piece from this period. It is ebonised with solid ebony sections and has panels made of pure burr elm, gilt stringing and a mirror. English circa 1875 £6,800

08 12 13

Marsh Jones and Cribb were based in Leeds and later also London. They were associated with such important designers as Charles Bevan, Bruce Talbert and William Lethaby. The firm exhibited to great success at the Paris exhibition of 1878. They are a very famous and influential company of designers and manufactures and their pieces are interesting to study and collect as there is so much information about them available.

This piece is so well made that it could have been created not for a customer but to demonstrate the skill of the manufacturer at one of the exhibitions at which the company participated.

height: 42 in. (107 cm)
second height: 4 ft. 7 in. (140 cm)
depth: 17 in. (43 cm)
width/length: 48 in. (122 cm)

Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Antique Chiffonier

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Good little Regency Mahogany brass inlaid chiffonier made of lovely faded rosewood, with useful large cupboard below, the whole piece being unusually narrow front to back, perfect for a smaller space £2800

43 1/2" wide
47" high
12 1/2" deep

Regency rosewood antique chiffonier

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Very nice quality Regency rosewood antique chiffonier with extensive brass foliate scrolling all over including to the front of the legs, it has a very nice gallery with very finely turned gilded brass uprights with original glass behind, changeable fabric panel behind ormulu panelled doors and standing on wonderfully shaped curved front legs, English circa 1815 £5,800

VBG 029

43" wide
14" deep
17 1/2" deep at feet
36" high to surface
53" high max

George IV mahogany antique chiffonier

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Very fine quality George IV period mahogany antique chiffonier with wonderful colour and patination, a single full width frieze drawer over two doors with gilded brass grill, the whole piece standing on elegant turned bun feet, English circa 1825, £1850

DW 002

32" wide
17.5" deep
36.5" high

Mosaic pattern coffee table

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A particularly impressive end grain mosaic pattern coffee table. Danish, circa 1960.

AMH 012

Soro Stole oak dining chairs

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Set of eight oak dining chairs, four carver armchairs with four singles, all with original leather seats.
Made by Soro Stole, Denmark 1961.

Soro Stole oak dining table

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Extending oak dining table, with removable interleaves. Made by Soro Stole, Denmark 1961.

57" wide
141" long extended
21" each leaf

Antique four poster bed

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Antique four poster bed with turned front columns made of really splendid Cuban mahogany. The front posts are also reeded and have rope twist which was popular following the British naval victories at the start of the 19th century.

English circa 1810 £5,800

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Mahogany antique four poster bed

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Good quality four poster bed made of excellent mahogany. The bed has reeding and carved decoration which is typical of the period. Restoration to the woodwork (show wood and structure) is included in the price.

English circa 1830-1837

SOLD

62 1/2" or 159 wide
7'  or 213 high
78" or 198 deep

The Clogrennan Hall Seats

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Very rare pair of antique Irish benches made of dense grained Cuban mahogany. They are very well drawn with waisted back and curved and tapering backs and back legs. The legs are turned and fluted and there are square panels above the leg and to the frieze that are reminiscent of designs by Gillow.

The seat and back are made of unusually large sections of this expensive cut of solid mahogany and the grain from the front can also be seen on the reverse side.

The rope twist is a more elaborate version of a decorative device that was very popular at the time as it recalled the naval successes of the era. The carving is very precise and the decoration extends almost the whole way across the back of the benches, terminating at either end and broken in the centre, with four tapering spirals per bench, each one enclosing a paterae of a stylised flower head.

The intricate horizontal guilloche decoration on the back is like the stylised decoration used to depict the sea as found in ancient Greek and Roman art, especially the the contemporaneous discoveries of Pompeii and Herculanium.

The Rochfort family seal can be seen in the centre of each bench, interestingly the robin is depicted facing the same way on both benches as is correct, and with the guilloche decoration being arranged in symmetrical manner, as used to be traditional in cabinetmakers carving.

Irish circa 1810-1815 £85,000

37 1/4" / 95cm high
52 1/4" / 133cm wide
22 1/2" / 57cm deep

Attributed:

Mack, Williams and Gibton, Dublin, Ireland
John Mack held a Royal Warrant for furniture making from 1807 and supplied furniture for the state apartments and other rooms at Dublin Castle as well as other important pieces ordered through the Government appointed Board of Works.
John Mack, Zachariah Williams and William Gibton officially joined forces in May of 1812.

Provenance:

This pair of benches were made for the Rochfort family of Clogrennan, County Carlow, Ireland.
They were made for Colonel John Staunton Rochfort (d. 1844) who was High Sheriff of County Carlow in 1823.
They were made at some point during the building of the new house which took from 1806 to 1815 to complete.
The house had fifty two rooms including thirty bedrooms, thirty three fireplaces, three hundred and sixty five panes of glass and cost £32,000 to build.

The son of John Staunton Rochfort, Horace William Noel Rochfort, JP, DL, (1809-1891) was, like other family members, involved with politics. He was High Sheriff of County Carlow and was made Queen's Council in 1845.

The Rochfort family had first arrived in Carlow when Robert Rochfort (1652-1727) bought three thousand acres from the Butler family for his second son John.

The Clogrennan branch of the Rochfort family are related to the Rochforts of Westmeath, the Earls of Belvedere.

The house was eventually sold by Horace Crosby Rochfort in 1922. The picture of the house is from 1922, it is now derelict and surrounded by farmland. It is not clear who owns the house now.
Horace returned to England and brought the seats back with him. The benches have been in the Rochfort family since they were made. For some of the 20th century they were held separately by different members of the family, but they have now been reunited to be kept as a pair as originally intended.

Clogrennan Castle which lies on the west bank of the River Barrow was built in the fifteenth century in order to defend a pass between the River Barrow and the extensive woodlands along the sides of the Killeshin Hills. It is believed to be in ruins since the eighteenth century and in the nineteenth century the derelict castle became a gateway to Clogrennan House, seat of the Rochfort family. The ruins bear little resemblance to the original castle and seem to incorporate stone from a nearby ancient church.

Clogrennan was formerly an estate owned by the Dukes of Ormonde of Kilkenny Castle. From the mid-seventeenth century the Rochforts, a distinguished family owned a 3,000 acre estate based around Clogrennan. Robert Rochfort was Speaker in the Irish House of Commons in 1695 and in 1707 he was appointed Chief Baron of the Exchequer. According to some sources Carlow hosted the first formal game of cricket ever to be played in Ireland with Horace William Rochfort having founded Carlow’s first cricket club in 1831. In 1873 he was also responsible for founding Carlow Polo Club.

Built in the early 19th century the now ruined home of the Rochfort family was described in 1825 as a “house of modern erection and is a plain building, respectable in character, and extremely commodious, but scarcely worthy of its situation on a demesne of such distinguished beauty”. All the materials for the building came from the area – limestone, granite, timber, marble and shale for roof. It was the building of the house that led to the financial ruin of the Rochfort’s. The house was noted for its large ballroom and hosting regular parties. The last ball was held in January 1922 just before the house was sold. It has been roofless since 1945.

This is what was written about the Estate in 1827 in the Gazetteer:

"The principal seats are Clogrennan Castle, the residence of Colonel Rochfort; Milford, of J. Alexander, Esq.; Fonthill, of W. Fishbourne, Esq.; and Lenham Lodge, of Captain Butler. Clogrennan was formerly an estate of the Dukes of Ormonde, and gave the title of baron in the Irish peerage to the Earls of Arran. The castle was taken by Sir Peter Carew, in 1568, from Sir E. Butler, who was then in rebellion: in 1642 it was besieged by the Irish, but was relieved by Col: Sir P. Wemys; and here the Marquess of Ormonde mustered his forces prior to the battle of Rathmines. The ruins, overgrown with ivy and forming a remarkably picturesque object, yet exist, together with the remains of an old church, near the present house, which is approached through one of its gateways. The grounds, which are very beautiful, are bordered on the west by the mountains of the Queen's county, the sides of which are clothed with wood to a considerable height, and on the east by the course of the Barrow, adorned by several well-wooded islets. On Bawn-Ree, James II. encamped after his defeat at the battle of the Boyne. Some curious relics of antiquity, including brazen swords and arrow-heads, were found in a ford across the Barrow, about 1 ¼ mile distant, in 1819."

Here is some more information showing the extent of the Rochfort's sphere of influence in the area:

The Rochfort family were established at Clogrenan, parish of Cloydagh, county Carlow, from the early 18th century. They acquired lands in the parish of Annaghdown, barony of Clare, county Galway, through the marriage in 1722 of John Rochfort and a daughter of Thomas Staunton, Member of Parliament. A sale rental dated 1856 of estates in counties Galway and Wexford shows that most of the county Galway lands were held in fee simple but some were held on a lease dated 9 April 1781 from John Skerrett to John Rochford. The county Galway estate included a townland in the parish of Ahascragh, barony of Killian, also recorded as the property of Col. Rochfort in the Ordnance Survey Field Name Books. The barony of Clare estate was bought by a branch of the Blake family. John Egan was agent for the Rochfort estate in the 1830s and held one of the townlands at the time of Griffith's Valuation.

Clogrennan has been an important centre for the quarrying of limestone for centuries. There are a number of limestone quarries located in this area of County Carlow and many buildings and monuments both in Carlow and further afield are made of limestone cut from these quarries. Lime is also used as an important fertiliser for the farming sector. Located close to here is Clogrennan Lime, a specialist chemical lime producer supplying products for use in agriculture and construction as well as the pharmaceutical and environmental sectors.

Antique oak dresser

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Early antique oak dresser with cupboards and drawers and false centre drawers. This dresser is a good size being not too large but with plenty of useful storage space. The oak is a really good cut, with lots of lovely medullary rays and is a really good colour which the photos do not do justice.

English circa 1750 £4,800

12 14 01

64 1/2" wide
82" high
19 1/2" deep

Antique oak dresser

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Early antique oak dresser with lots of lovely features. This one has large cupboards for lots of storage space, as well as the more usual drawers above. The carved detail adds an extra dimension as does the old metalwork on for hanging things on. The oak itself is an interesting cut with a good deep colour and lots of medullary rays.

English circa 1740 £5,800

JMM 257

18 1/2" deep
35 1/2" high to surface
87 1/2" high overall
73 1/2" wide max

Solid brass fire fender

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Good heavy solid brass fire fender which has tarnished to a good mellow colour in its short but illustrious life in a Stondon manor house.

English circa 1990 £140

50" wide overall
16 1/2" deep overall
5" high overall
3 1/2" deep in section

Antique coal bucket

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Antique coal bucket, metal with carry handle and worn out painted decoration, dating from the second half of the nineteenth century this bucket is useful or can also be used for purely decorative purposes. £380

16" wide (max)
16" deep
17" high

Antique library steps

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Interesting set of moveable steps. These are difficult to date as they are very well made, especially the hand made construction with the use of screws. Another interesting detail is the leather pad on each side of the top platform. This serves to protect the walls or shelves from damage apon contact with the ladder.

The wheels move round 360 degrees for ease of movement in any direction. The wheel assembly has a finely balanced suspension which is just powerful enough suspend the feet above the ground in order to move the ladder around. Once the user places a foot on a step the whole assembly lowers to the ground and the step ladder cannot move.

The old paint on the step ladder has worn to a good faded colour with surface rust beginning to show. This looks good to us, but of course the whole piece can be freshly painted to suit your own interior design scheme.

As for the history, we we dont know if this was in a state of the art factory around 1900, or whether it was made for a municipal library or museum in the 1950s. All we know is that it is well made, with delicate proportions and it is a good sturdy stepladder that can be used every day as well as admired.

English circa 1900-1950

SOLD

17" wide
28" deep
65" high max
35" high to top step

Georges Pienne painting

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Beautiful and captivating oil painting of the spectacular mountains of Wales, this painting captures perfectly the ephemeral atmosphere of this mythical Celtic landscape. Painting signed verso French artist Georges Pienne and dated 1900. He lived in London and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1891 and 1892.

RF 028 £9800

36" high x 56" wide frame
30" x 50" without frame

Antique oil painting of a North African man

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255 Antique oil painting of a North African man wearing a turban by L. Harris.

£850

JCR 010

22" wide
25 1/2" high
1" deep

Antique oil painting of a gentleman

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228 Antique pastel of a gentleman in a blue frock coat in a gilt oval frame.

English 18th century £850

JCR 009

16" wide
22" high
1 1/2" deep

Antique painting on glass

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195 Antique painting on glass, amazingly this was painted on the reverse, the glass is turned round in order that the image will appear as a picture as displayed here. Clever stuff.

£140

JCR 006

20" high
15 1/2" wide
1" deep

Antique oil painting of a little boy and dog

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194 Antique oil painting of a little boy and dog with Chateau in the back ground.

French £1,450

JCR 005

18" high
20" wide
3" deep

Antique oil painting of Charles III of Spain

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76 Antique oil painting of Charles III of Spain (1703-1711)

£1250

JCR 004

27" wide
34" high
1 1/2" deep

General William Miller painting

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58 Antique oil painting of General William Miller, Commissariat of Wellington's Peninsular Army

English 1810 £950

JCR 003

29" high
24 1/2" wide
2" deep

Beatrix Potter print

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Decorative little print from the Beatrix Potter series in a 10" square frame, some discolouration to the board due to moisture, probably mid 20th century £55

Gustave Danthon

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Nineteenth century oil painting by Gustave Danthon "Sunset on the River Loire".

Gustave Danthon was one of the late 19th century impressionist artists. He was a member of the Barbizon School of French landscape painters. They aimed to paint en plein aire - fresh realistic scenes that were painted in the open air. Members included John Francois Millet, Theodore Rousseau and Charles Daubigny.

Gustave Danthon exhibited at the prestigious Salon des Independants and the Salon d'Automne amongst others. His work was represented by the famous Joseph Seligman in Paris, who also represented many of the famous impressionsist artists of the 19th century. Seligman also had a gallery in New York and to the reverse of the frame of this painting is attached a very early US customs label, which would indicate that the painting has either been exhibited in the US or sold to an American client.

This painting retains its original fine quality water gilded frame, the canvas and paint are in good condition, Danthon has handled the light and colour to excellent effect.

French 19th Century £19250
RI 001

158cm / 62" wide
112cm / 44" high
(including frame)

Mahogany antique wall hanging shelves

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Charming mahogany antique wall hanging shelves with three drawers circa 1810 £480

ES 006

37" wide
33" high
9" deep

Antique Delft rack

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Unusually fine quality antique delft rack, these are often a provincial oak piece of furniture whereas this one is made of mahogany and is constructed to a very high standard with dental cornice, mitred joints and reeding to the front edges.

SOLD

52" wide
44" high
7" deep

18th century antique Japanese screen

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Good 18th century six fold antique Japanese screen with many sections each containing different scenes of animals, travellers and other topical things of a Japanese nature £6,800

AGH

25" wide (each panel)
150" wide (total)
67 1/2" high

George III antique sideboard

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Antique sideboard made of an especially fine cut of mahogany. The sheer size of the sections of timber used in the construction of this piece is impressive. As is so often the case with furniture of this age, the original turned handles have been replaced by brass handles thought to be more correct for the period.
The top left drawer has dividers for wine bottles and the central doors open to reveal adjustable shelves.

George III circa 1800 £1,800

10 14 05

23" deep
55 1/2" wide
36 1/2" high

Mahogany antique sideboard

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Charming small scale antique sideboard made of mahogany with many inlaid pieces of cross banding, flame veneer, stringing, harewood and others which have faded to a nice pale colour. The legs are square taper with spades at the base and the at the top of each is fluting with the double flute inserts at the base (I forget the official name).

English circa 1790 £5,800

03 14 06

26 1/4" deep
4' wide
36" high

Bow fronted antique sideboard

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Great quality bow fronted sideboard with book matched flame mahogany front panels, tambour sliding centre panel and double stringing all round.

English circa 1800 £1,800

03 14 03

30 1/2" deep
67" wide
36" high

Oak antique serving table

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Antique serving table made of oak and pollard oak, this serving table is exceptionally well made with mahogany drawer linings and proper precision dovetails. It has hidden drawers in the frieze for cutlery, linen etc.

English circa 1840-1880 £4,800

04 14 10

23" deep max
66 1/2" wide max
34 1/2" high

George IV antique mahogany sideboard

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Very fine quality period George IV antique mahogany sideboard of impressive architectural form, with wonderful flame mahogany veneers and all mahogany lined drawers, doors and sliders, the inside contains linen sliders, there are three cutlery drawers and a wine cooler drawer, the whole piece is supported on four huge turned wooden casters so it can be moved around as necessary, Irish circa 1830 £3,200

MS 070


96" wide
26" deep max
38" high to centre surface
51" high max

George IV period antique silver coffee pot

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Very nice quality George IV period antique silver coffee pot complete with stand and oil heater, this coffee pot is a wonderful scale and has good generous crisply detailed decoration and has been carefully cleaned to bring the shine up while preserving the lovely faded colour and patination. English circa 1830

SOLD

Pair of large antique cast iron urns

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Pair of large antique cast iron urns.

English circa 1860 £2,800

51" high
23" wide

Cabriole leg antique piano stool

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Cabriole leg antique piano stool with lift up lid.

English circa 1925 £95

22" wide
15" deep
20" high

Antique Ottoman

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Antique Ottoman (stool / coffee table / coffer) with lift up lid. This one has a good shape with pronounced taper and show wood round the base.

English circa 1880 £950

04 15 01

2 feet deep
4 feet wide
20" high

Howard and Sons of London footstool

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Increasingly rare footstool made by Howard and Sons of London. This footstool is at the right height for feet but is also useful for perching on at a drinks do. The upholstery is sprung horsehair with the siege de duvet system and with the edges stitched horsehair very much like a Georgian piece just like the chairs and sofas! These are available but very rare with turned or 'special' legs and sometimes with concave front for use with a Howard Club. Please enquire for current stock.

C19th gilt stool

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C19th gilt stool with Berlin work tapestry seat,

English circa 1840 £1,250

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Mahogany antique coffee table

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Coffee table made of antique mahogany. As there are really no antique coffee tables available this one was made to order in our own workshops from antique mahogany. The top is made of a single sheet of timber. £850

18 1/2" high
35" deep
56" wide

Chinoiserie Regency lacquer tray

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Really nice antique Chinoiserie Regency lacquer tray for tea or drinks, it is a really pretty shape with scalloped raised edge to stop sandwiches and scones from falling off in case you are heading down wobbly stone steps into the garden after one too many at lunch time. The tray has really detailed lacquer pattern with Chinese scenes of fishing, stork and other birds insects, trees and water. Also included is the very useful stand which also has raised scallop edge to hold the tray perfectly, it stands on turned and splayed legs and is decorated in the Regency manner with faux bamboo decoration on the legs and finished to match the tray. Imagine you are taking tea in Brighton Pavilion, buy this tray and live the Regency dream.

SOLD

32" wide tray
24" deep tray
23" high max stand and tray

Mahogany wardrobe

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Mahogany wardrobe with a lovely grain pattern and really well made from huge sheets of the finest Cuban mahogany. English circa 1840-1860 £1,850

85 1/2" high
52" wide at cornice
48" wide at body
26" deep at cornice
20 1/2" deep inside

George III wardrobe

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George III mahogany wardrobe, with six false and one real drawer.
This wardrobe is made of very fine quality mahogany which will look very fine when our restorers have removed the Edwardian varnish and brought back the patina with hand polished beeswax. Restoration included in the cost. The Victorian fabric interior not salvagable.

English circa 1790 £2,800

56½” wide at cornice
79” high overall
23” deep at cornice

 

Bedside cupboards or nightstands with marble tops

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Pair of antique bedside cupboards, or nightstands, with marble tops. The timber is 'Birds Eye' maple, an expensive cut of veneer which has a three dimensional quality when it catches the light. The marble tops are a useful feature as they do not get ring marks when water glass is left on top all night like a polished top.

English circa 1900 £2800
01 15 12

19 1/2" wide
13 1/2" deep
37" high

Pot cupboard and washstand

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Very interesting antique pot cupboard and washstand with lift up lid! Very unusual configuration, this must be one of the only ones of this period that works in this way - even though the lift up lid is the sort with which we are all now familiar. This piece looks very nice with flowers in the wash bowl circle in the top, or we can put a glass top on it so it can be used as a lamp table, wine table, or bed side table. This washstand is made of really good quality Cuban mahogany and is in superb all original condition.

George III 1770 £1850

27" wide
17" deep
17" wide

Secretaire wash stand

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Exceptionally fine quality antique secretaire wash stand attributed to Gillow of Lancaster and London with writing slope in the top left drawer, gentleman's toilet section with fitted mirror to the top left section, the top right opening to reveal compartments for bowl, cup, jug etc, the whole piece made of the most wonderful cut of mahogany with the same timber used on the unfinished back of the washstand and even mahogany used for the drawer linings!

English circa 1825, £4,800

28" deep
48" wide
34" tall closed

Regency antique work table

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Regency antique work table. This table is made of goncalo alves timber which was almost exclusively used by Gillow at this period. The construction is absolutely second to none, with precisely hand cut dove tails, thin mahogany drawer linings and all the moving parts function extremely smoothly. The two side sections which swing open are held shut with secret buttons (we cant tell you where or we'd have to kill you). The centre section has a drawer and lower fabric holder, the basket of which is missing, possible intentionally as the piece is more elegant without it. The sampler basket was fabric and can be replaced if required.

Attributed to Gillow circa 1820 £2,800

MS 278

33" wide
20½" deep
29" high

Sewing table

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Antique work box / sewing table made of a choice cut of oak with crossbanding made of top quality rosewood. This is a very rare combination of timbers and especially for this period. Bear in mind that this is not vernacular piece and neither was it made in a Victorian factory. This is a precision made Regency piece of furniture with hand cut dovetails typical of the pre Victorian period. This table has two drawers as well as the bottom deep sampler drawer. The top drawer has a sliding and lift out tray with dividers for different threads or implements. The sampler drawer has a very clever locking mechanism which prevents it from opening if the middle drawer is not open. The reverse of this table is finished with oak and crossbanding to make it totally freestanding.

English circa 1820 £2,250

20" wide
17" deep
29" high

Teapoy

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Antique teapoy or work box made of very fine cut of mahogany, great detail, nice casters and caps. In need of restoration, priced to sell.

English circa 1825 £350

33" high
14½" deep
17½" wide

Antique jewellery box

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181 Unusually small antique jewellery box made of highly sought after kingwood with boxwood stringing round the edge and with rosewood bun feet.
The interior is fitted with a small tray and lined with in green. The lock and key work.
This is a really precision made piece, the lid shuts really tight, the hinges are lovely and the construction pieces at the corners are almost invisible.

English circa 1810-1820 £550

4" deep
6" wide
3" high

Tea caddy

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Good quality tea caddy with very fine detail - delicate stringing and contra-foliate scrolling made of mother of pearl, the top with very intricate gadrooning all round and the handles and feet turned from rosewood, English circa 1850 £750

Rosewood antique games box

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176 Antique rosewood games box / playing card box with brass edging, top plaque and heart shape escutcheon. The interior is fitted out with dark blue moire and velvet. Supplied with playing cards etc. Lock and key working fine.

English circa 1860 £575

9 1/2" wide
5 1/2" deep
3" high

Ladies' antique jewellery box

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168 - Ladies' jewellery box in Rosewood with brass square edging, brass top plaque inscribed "Mifs Campbell. Glasgow."
There is a brass escutcheon, flush handles to top plaque, the interior is fitted with large tray with brass stringing, the interior all in dark blue moire with matching velvet, the lock and key working order, Scottish circa 1825-1830 £1100

13.5" wide
10" deep
5.5" high

Burr walnut writing slope

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164 - 20" Burr walnut writing slope with brass edging to top and front. Wide brass strip decoration to top and front with brass escutcheon and top plaque. Interior with black Japaning with matching skiver. 3 secret drawers under bridge. One pair of Victorian period matching ink wells. Lock and key in working order. c 1880

£930

Ebony antique pen and ink tray

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Most excellent antique pen and ink tray made of ebony and with ebonised sections and extensive brass inlay all round this is a really fine quality desk top accessory for the discerning modern gentleman who wants people to know he can afford the best and that only the best will do. English circa 1815 £1250

Rosewood antique tea caddy

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158 Large basket shaped antique tea caddy with curved sides made of rosewood with lovely fine boxwood stringing to every edge, original brass ball and claw feet and side handles and an ivory escutcheon. The interior has rosewood lids and compartments for tea as well as central compartment for bowl for mixing tea or for sugar, the interior restored with red paper and matching velvet to match the original.
The original lead glass sugar bowl has been broken in two places and has the most wonderful 19th century repair which involves the use of a rivet and was probably done around 1860-1900. The lock and key of this tea caddy are working fine.
English circa 1810
£950

6" deep
8" high
12" long

Antique tea caddy

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152. Large antique tea caddy of casket shape with extensive brass foliate and contra foliate to the top and front, gadrooned all round and the feet.
The interior with cut crystal glass mixing/sugar bowl, two lift out canisters with "G" and "B" for Green and Black Tea, with contra foliate brass on the lids and with foliate brass to the inside of the lids.
English circa 1840-1840 SOLD

George III writing box

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147. Extremely fine George III period 16" mahogany antique writing box with squared brass edging to every edge, brass side handles and top plaque, Bramah lock to front, the interior fitted out with dark blue tooled leather with internal lock for top compartment. This box has been fitted with two contemporaneous brass butterfly inks and has two secret drawers under bridge.

English circa 1810 £1,450

25cm / 9¾" deep
41cm / 16" wide
14cm / 5½" high

Tantalus

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Very nice old tantalus with original leather, the leather has attained a lovely patination and the gold tooling is lovely and faded, the crystal decanters are hand cut of course and the labels are silver. All in all a wonderful accessory for the modern gentleman

English circa 1880 £850.

Antique kettle

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The kettle is made of copper with handles, lid, spout and tap. It has a centre column inside to keep the water hot. This column is vented in the centre of the lid to let out smoke from fire, coal or vent burning oil depending on which method of combustion was used.
There is fine decoration around the base and lid and the handles and tap are a generous interesting shape.

English circa 1840 £350

Stands sold