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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

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

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

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

Unusually Small Early 18th Century William And Mary Period Oak

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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

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

Early 18th Century George I Period Walnut Unusually Small Antique Bureau

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Early 18th century George I period small walnut antique bureau of unusually small scale standing on four turned bun feet. This is a charming bureau which really shows off the pre-mahogany era of furniture making very well. It has feather banding around the edge, the burr walnut is bookmatched (or quarter cut) so the grain pattern is symmetrical. The drawer surrounds have the lovely double moulding that predates cock beading. There is a not very secret recessed well in side the desk section. This bureau has a wonderful patina and the colour is a very nice warm honey. These photographs show the bureau as it came in, it will look wonderful when our restorers have finished with it, please ask about restoration options.

English circa 1720 £3800

76cm / 30" wide
94cm / 37" high
46cm / 18" deep
73cm / 28½" high to surface

Early 19th Century George III Period Antique Single Carver Chair

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Early 19th century mahogany George III period antique armchair or desk chair. This chair has the elegant proportions of the very early 19th century, the reeding is close together and the legs are slender and finely turned. The construction at this period is among the most thorough in the world with great emphasis being placed on precision tenon joints for strength and corner stretchers hidden inside the seat at every corner. These skilled construction techniques were replaced with increased mechanisation during the Victorian period and had this chair been made just a few decades later it would have had dowelled joints and screwed-in corner blocks. Even in the Victorian period they did nt make them like they used to.

English circa 1810 £280

54cm / 21" wide max
53cm / 21" deep max
46cm / 18" high seat
82cm / 32" high max

Antique Easy Armchair, Grafton Model By Howard and Sons of London

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Antique easy armchair made by Howard and Sons of London. This is a special order Grafton model with ball and claw feet and show wood between the legs. Unusually for a Grafton model the base of the chair is serpentine, the lower rail is usually flat from front to back. This chair has its original back cushion with writing on and is stamped Howard and Sons Berners Street. Needless to say, this is a very comfortable chair indeed.

English circa 1900 £6800

102cm / 40" deep
82cm / 32" deep at the base of frame
78cm / 30½" wide
75cm / 29½" wide at base of frame
43cm / 17" high seat
87cm / 34" high max

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 this chair to your collection at hares@hares-antiques.com

English circa 1900 £6800

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

Late Nineteenth Century Victorian Antique Howard Chair On Unusual Ball And Claw Feet

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Antique Howard and Sons armchair with scroll arms and cabriole legs in the manner of the Queen Anne period. This chair is very deep and comfortable and it retains the original and wonderfully soft sprung horsehair back. Once lost it is almost impossible to re-create this kind of upholstery so we are very pleased to have found the chair in this condition. The overall shape is very generous, wide and deep and with a good rake to the seat so the cushion and the owner do not slide out. The front legs are a great colour and will improve once we have had them polished if required. There are even traces of the original gilding on the carved motifs. All in all a really fine chair which is comfortable, ususual and elegant.

English circa 1890 £4800

94cm / 37" deep max
81cm / 32" deep leg at frame
79cm / 31" wide max
46cm / 18" high seat
98cm / 38½" 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

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