An extremely rare George I Walnut Bachelors Chest of good colour and patina with original handles and hinges. This is a wonderful example with good clean oak linings, original veneers and feather banding. Quite remarkably the handles retain most of there original gilding, it is interesting to note that although the chest has been made in the George I manner the handles are more associated with the Queen Anne period, it is possible that this is a transitional piece. There is a similar chest from the same period as this one at Beningbrough Hall a National Trust property near York which also has lip moulded drawers that are typical of the period, this one too has Queen Anne handles. It has been well documented over the last century in various books that these chests are rare and highly sort after by collectors of Walnut and connoisseurs alike. One of the most famous Walnut collectors of recent times John Parry actually had five Walnut Bachelors Chests at the time of his last sale at Christies in March 2010, the most expensive of these made an incredible £91,250. In the 54 years that my farther has spent in the business he has bought and sold examples from different periods and also seen many fakes and badly restored ones. This example is particularly rare being in such good original condition and retaining the original handles and hinges.
76cm high, 72cm wide, 33cm deep
A lovely early 17th Century Oak Coffer of good colour, the arcaded panels with geometric inlay to the centres. c.1630.
Height = 83 cm (32.7″)
Width = 132 cm (52.0″)
Depth = 54 cm (21.3″)
18th Century red Walnut Chest On Stand of good colour and small proportions, in very good original condition with original handles and cabriole legs.
A wonderful piece of English country Furniture in the kind of condition that we love to see.
Height = 159 cm (62.6″)
Width = 93 cm (36.6″)
Depth = 50 cm (19.7″)
A Fine 18th Century George II Figured Walnut Kneehole Desk of rich honey colour with brushing slide. The quarter veneered top with rosewood stringing, cross banding and ogee cross grain mouldings. The drawer fronts also having rosewood stringing and cross banding matching the central door. The Desk is in remarkably original condition retaining the original handles and locks, it has very good clean original oak drawer linings with the drawer fronts veneered on pine.
Height = 90 cm (35.4″)
Width = 82 cm (32.3″)
Depth = 46 cm (18.1″)
A superb and rare early 18th century provincial Walnut Kneehole Desk of good colour and patina in outstanding original condition retaining the original handles and ogee bracket feet. The quarter veneered top is bordered with a fine boxwood stringing as are the drawer fronts, ends and central door.
Height = 81 cm (31.9″)
Width = 84 cm (33.1″)
Depth = 49 cm (19.3″)
A Superb quality 18th Century solid Mahogany Bureau Bookcase made from the finest cuban Mahogany and of exceptional colour in untouched original condition. The ornate handles, locks and ogee bracket feet are all original. The linings are in Oak, they are in wonderful clean original condition. The dental cornice is a quality feature, it sits nicely above the fretted freeze.
Height = 221 cm (87.0″)
Width = 107 cm (42.1″)
Depth = 61 cm (24.0″)
A fine quality late 19th Century Gilt Wood Chippendale Style Mirror.
Height = 142 cm (55.9″)
Width = 77 cm (30.3″)
Depth = 6 cm (2.4″)
A rare and charming exceptionally small Oak Bureau of good colour with good clean original Oak linings.
Price £ 2,200 SOLD
Height = 89 cm (35.0″)
Width = 61 cm (24.0″)
Depth = 43 cm (16.9″)
A superb quality 18th Century Mahogany Architect’s Table of very good colour and patina fitted with a wonderful original handle with built in lock. The brass hinges, catch and spring mechanism for the release of the reading rest are all original.
Height = 79 cm (31.1″)
Width = 91 cm (35.8″)
Depth = 57 cm (22.4″)
A 17th Century Oak Coffer in remarkably good original condition with original hinges and lock plate. The colour is very good and it stands well having lost no hight from the feet.
Height = 80 cm (31.5″)
Width = 134 cm (52.8″)
Depth = 59 cm (23.2″)
A 17th Century Oak Bible Box with carved thistles on the front, probably Scottish. The box has good colour and patina and is in good clean condition, it has a one piece top. The hinges are replaced through the same holes as the originals.
20cm high , 62cm wide, 43 cm deep
A wonderful quality George I red Walnut Lowboy with nicely shaped apron and well drawn cabriole legs. The handles and locks are completely original, the colour and patina is superb. The two piece top is made from matched timbers.
Height = 75 cm (29.5″) Width = 80 cm (31.5″) Depth = 53 cm (20.9″)
A very good 17th Century Oak Coffer in good clean condition with original hinges. The carved serpents and strap work decoration has been ebonized originally, the colour and surface of the piece is as it was when made when a thin layer of clear varnish was applied. This technique and type of furniture is discussed in the Victor Chinnery book : Oak Furniture , The British Tradition. Page 137.
Richly carved both front and sides by a master craftsman, this is indeed a fine example of an arcaded early 17th century Oak Coffer of very good colour in particularly good condition. The ring hinges have been replaced with strap hinges.
18th Century George I Walnut Lowboy of superb untouched colour and patina with original handles and Quarter veneered top. The Lowboy has a cherry wood half herring bone banding. The drawer linings interestingly are made from a combination of Oak, Walnut, Ash and Cherry. The Oak sides are original and have never been veneered.
A Fine Queen Anne Double Dome Walnut Bureau Bookcase with figured matched Walnut veneer and feather banding throughout. The fall opens to reveal a wonderful quality shaped and stepped interior with a sliding well to the centre. The central door is flanked by Columns with brass to the base and caps. The mirror plates are bevelled and are old replacements as are the handles. The linings are in Oak, they are in clean condition and original throughout as is the exterior. The Bookcase is the classic Queen Anne design with double domed top. It is a rich warm honey colour and the proportions work particularly well.
A fine and rare quality 18th Century Chippendale period Secrataire Chest on Chest of outstanding colour and patina in superbly figured Mahogany. The chest has its original ornate cast brass handles and original brass fittings to the hinged section of the secretaire drawer. The Chest has a nicely carved dental and freeze to the top with fluted columns to the corners and stands on original ogee bracket feet. The secretaire drawer opens to reveal a central door veneered in curl Mahogany flanked by pull out pilasters and small drawers, to the top there is a shaped freeze drawer. The piece is lined throughout in oak.
Height = 175 cm (68.9″)
Width = 110 cm (43.3″)
Depth = 54 cm (21.3″)
A very good 17th Century Yorkshire Mule Kist of great colour with original ring hinges one of which has been repaired. It is interesting to note the beaded faces carved in the spandrels that are very similar to the ones seen on Yorkshire chairs at this period.
Wonderfully Carved 17th Century Oak Mule Kist with original hinges having great colour and patina.