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Superb Regency period, circa 1820 pale mahogany inlaid secretaire chest with secret drawers.
Absolutely stunning Regency period pale mahogany secretaire chest with lovely boxwood, fruitwood and ebony inlay and a number of secret drawers.
The fall front drops to reveal a green tooled gilt embossed leather surface and 8 small ivory handled line inlaid drawers and 8 pigeon holes with shaped dividers and with double width line inlaid serpentine fronted drawers over. These surround a central beautifully line and fan inlaid locking cupboard (with key) having vertical ebony swag inlaid secret drawers to either side. There are also 3 secret inlaid drawers in the frieze, that spring open when released from underneath.
Underneath the fall front section of the chest are 3 large drawers for storage.
The top of the piece has a moulded edge, while the corners are classically fluted. The whole stands on shaped bracket feet with additional inlay above the front feet.
The brass gadrooned handles are original and very attractive.
Size-48 inches wide by 21 inches deep by 51.5 inches high.
This is a wonderful and unusual piece for dressing, writing, computer, storage and display.
With excellent figuring, colour, and patina, in very good condition, this is a substantial and wonderful chest for any room.
Ref: 5911
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19th century fabulous curved settee or chaise with original gilt carved frame.
Wonderful 19th century superb curved chaise or settee with sensuous curves and beautifully carved wood frame having the original gilding. The graceful curves of the carved wood frame are echoed in the upholstered seat and angled back.
Approximate dimensions-72 inches long by 40 inches wide by 34.5 inches high.
This has been completely professionally reupholstered in a luxury pewter and gold fabric, and stands on the original casters.
A stunning feature for any room, and very comfortable as well. A real talking point, and a rare survivor of the period. Although you may see Victorian show wood settees, you will not often see gilt or curved settees.
This would have been originally made for a very fine home.
In very good condition, this is a most unique and elegant piece for the living room, bedroom or study. It is a very functional and impressive piece. Please request an appointment to view.
Ref: 5422
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19thC solid oak carved library centre table
Victorian beautifully and fancifully carved solid oak library table with full length drawer in frieze in wonderful condition. Mask carved edges to top with turnings, over bulbous legs terminating in fish serpent feet. Carved centre stretcher.
It is decorated and finished on all sides allowing placement in centre of room if desired.
This table has an interesting provenance. It was owned by Audrey Curling of Chiswick, award winning author of romantic novels and historical fiction, who lived 1909-2007. She did her writing at this table, and the drawer was full of her important book related papers. Newspaper article, biography and photo included.
A sizeable very unusual table in excellent condition, which would make a wonderful centre or library table or desk.
Size 58 inches long by 37 inches wide by 29.5 inches high.
Set of five matching chairs available separately, if using this for dining is desired.
Ref: 5140
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C1830 Scottish mahogany cellarette
Superb circa 1830 rare mahogany cellarette of sarcophagus form with carved corner brackets and hinged rising decorated top aesthetically carved with heart shaped corners to top edge. Wonderful original colour and patination, with original fitted interior for storing bottles of wine and liquor and decanters, and original lock and key. The cellarette stands over hidden castors.
In excellent original condition.
Size 35.5 inches wide by 22.5 inches deep by 23 inches high.
Ref: 4690
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Circa 1830 lovely William IV period solid mahogany five drawer writing table or desk, with beautifully shaped top and carved legs.
Stunning circa 1830 William IV period writing table or desk made in rich solid mahogany, having a beautifully shaped and moulded top, over 5 drawers and standing over wonderfully fluted turned and carved legs on the original brass and ceramic castors.
The knee hole has carved leaf and scroll embellishment, and all sides have stunning grain and figuring to the wood.
Size-46.5 inches long by 22.75 inches deep by 29.75 inches high.
This is a generous size for writing or computers, but also a size that will fit into modern homes. Also would make a great dressing table, or side table for serving.
A very flexible piece with an elegant style.
Great colour, patina, and in very good condition.
This is a wonderful functional and important piece for any room.
Ref: 5748
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Circa 1830 William IV period solid mahogany library writing table with great shape and generous size for two people.
Circa 1830 William IV period library solid mahogany writing table having a very generous size for two people to use if required, but that will also fit in most rooms.
With 4 working drawers, 2 to each side, this can hold two people using laptops, or would be a very generous desk for one. Can be used as centre table.
Size-42 inches wide by 36 inches deep by 30 inches high.
The top is leather covered, with gilt embossed sides, and the top edge of the table is moulded with rounded corners.
The legs are beautifully petal carved, and stand on the original castors.
A lovely and functional library writing table in very good condition, with great light to medium colour and patination.
Many chairs available if required. Shown in one picture with Georgian chair under separate listing.
Ref: 5651
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C1900 English rosewood bureau de dame
Circa 1900 English rosewood bureau de dame (ladies writing desk) of small proportions in the French taste. Wonderful craftsmanship with floral fruitwood and boxwood marquetry inlay to fall front and below, and line inlay to rest of piece.
Wonderful rosewood grain.
Interior with 5 pigeon holes, 3 fitted and inlaid drawers, and rare hidden sliding covered well. New antique leather writing surface to interior. Gilt metal pierced gallery to top, and ormolu detail to top and bottom of graceful curved legs. Beautifully and professionally polished on all sides, allowing central room placement if desired.. A lovely unusual and useful piece, with beautiful colour, in excellent condition, and with key.
26.5 inches wide by 19 inches deep by 36 inches high.
Ref: 5106
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Rare collectable Victorian original "Fry's Choice Chocolate" mahogany display cabinet.
Rare Victorian Fry's Choice Chocolate mahogany shop display cabinet with original glass sides, shelves, mirrored interior back and lining.
Fry's chocolate, in business since 1759, became Britain's biggest commercial manufacturer of chocolate by 1822. They produced the first chocolate Easter egg in the UK in 1873. The company merged with Cadbury in 1919, jointly becoming the British Cocoa and Chocolate Company.
"J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd" is carved into the front lower wood base, while the front glass is beautifully etched with "Fry's Choice Chocolate," as well as the Royal appointment crest.
An extremely lovely original cabinet with 3 glazed sides, and mirrored back.
When these are found, they are usually found with either replacement or missing parts. Often the front etched glass or the sliding mirrored back doors have not survived. This cabinet is all original and intact.
27 inches wide by 26.5 inches high by 15 inches deep.
It would be a great cabinet to house a collection of small antiques, glass or the like, or to use as a shop display.
Great talking point.
In excellent condition.

Ref: 1015
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Circa 1900 Edwardian period mahogany bijouterie display cabinet in the Chippendale style.
Circa 1900 Edwardian period mahogany very unusual display cabinet in the Chippendale style. The arched cornice with pierced scrolling foliage and blind fret and dental carved borders, stands over 3 glazed sides, with two doors enclosing a cupboard divided by two shelves. The top stands on a fabric lined bijouterie base, also glazed on three sides and with hinged and glazed top.
The blind fretwork carved legs taper to spade feet, and are joined by a shaped stretcher shelf.
Size in full is 30.25 inches side by 74 inches high by 18 inches deep. Display top only is 7 inches deep.
A truly elegant and very unusual cabinet to proudly display any collection.
With original key.
Separates to two pieces for transport.
In excellent condition.
Ref: 4258
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C1820 Regency mahogany cellarette
Circa 1820 unusual Regency flame figured mahogany cellarette over cupboard with two panelled doors. Rising flat top of cellarette opens to reveal 10 original divided compartments for wine and liquor bottles or decanters, with balance and drinking glasses to be stored in cupboard. With ivory escutheons and original key. Original brass handles to sides.
Wonderful colour and patination, and in very good condition.
31.5 inches wide by 13.5 inches deep by 32.5 inches high.
Ref: 971
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