Fine 18th Century Mahogany Tripod Table

An exceptional 18th Century Mahogany Tripod Table of good colour made from the best quality timbers with figured one piece top. The Table superbly carved with acanthus leaf and scrolls to the base while the edge of the top is decorated with small flowers a patten seen on many of the finest quality tables of the period. The piece is in good original condition. One could speculate as to the maker of this table but with so many workshops operating and working on such similar designs it would be impossible to say with any degree of certainty. We can however conclude that this piece came from a workshop operating at the high end of the furniture making industry.

Price £7,500


Height = 73 cm (28.7″)
Width = 76 cm (29.9″)
Depth = 76 cm (29.9″)

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Fine 18th Century Mahogany Bureau

A fine 18th Century Mahogany Bureau of outstanding rich warm colour retaining the original handles, hinges and locks. The fitted interior with inlaid central door flanked with sliding columns and small drawers inlaid with fine checkered banding. Made from the finest quality solid Mahogany.

Price £3,800


Height = 102 cm (40.2″)
Width = 91 cm (35.8″)
Depth = 53 cm (20.9″)

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Small Early 18th Century Oak Lowboy

A rare early 18th Century George I Oak Lowboy of small proportions with Mahogany cross banding, inlaid star to the top and original chased brass handles. The Lowboy has a good rich warm colour and the original drawer linings are in pine.

Price £1,100

Height = 69 cm (27.2″)
Width = 75 cm (29.5″)
Depth = 50 cm (19.7″)

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18th Century Walnut Secretaire Chest Of Drawers

A fine and wonderful George I Walnut Secretaire Chest of drawers of outstanding colour with Inlaid starburst, original handles, hinges, fittings and clean original oak linings.
The interior of the Secretaire drawer is well fitted with central door remarkably retaining the original lock and key.
This piece has originally been a tallboy in our opinion but the quality of the veneer work on the top matching that of the front and the wonderful patina it has developed leads us to believe that it must have been converted some 150 years ago. A high quality example of 18th Century English cabinet work.

Price £2,800 SOLD


Height = 101 cm (39.8″)
Width = 104 cm (40.9″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)

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A Fine Early 18th Century Irish Mahogany Silver Table

A fine and very elegant early 18th Century Irish Mahogany Silver Table with tray top of good colour and patina. The well drawn cabriole legs with carved shell to the knee and a carved trefoil foot. The deeply shaped Ogee freeze is veneered in figured Mahogany and centered with a carved shell.

Price £5,800

Height = 70 cm (27.6″)
Width = 81 cm (31.9″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)

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17th Century Oak Wainscot Chair

A 17th Century Oak Wainscot Chair of very good rich warm colour with exceptional deeply turned and well designed legs. The original arms and seat v tooled matching that of the back.

Price £2,600

Height = 111 cm (43.7″)
Width = 62 cm (24.4″)
Depth = 40 cm (15.7″)

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Small 18th Century Walnut Lowboy

A small and rare early 18th Century Walnut Lowboy of good colour and patina with original pierced brass handles. The top and drawers with matched walnut and box wood stringing. The front corners of the top are nicely inverted sitting above a fluted canted corner. The elegant legs are well shaped with carved knees and shaped slipper foot.
The drawers have wonderful clean original oak linings. This is a rare and fine quality piece of English Walnut of exceptionally small size in very good original order.

Price £6,200 SOLD

Height = 73 cm (28.7″)
Width = 66 cm (26.0″)
Depth = 45 cm (17.7″)

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Early 18th Century Walnut Bachelors Chest

A rare and intriguing Queen Anne provincial Walnut Bachelors Chest of golden honey colour. The piece is in very good original condition with clean oak linings and back boards, it retains all its original walnut veneers and solid sections with very few patches , the handles are replaced , the hinges are original , the top drawer is a dummy drawer and in its place are two drawers that open up from the ends. The top is constructed from two solid well figured matching boards of Walnut, the drawer fronts are Quarter Inch pieces of walnut applied to about the same thickness of oak apart from the bottom drawers that have solid walnut fronts. Remarkably the ends are made differently from each other too, one end is matched solid Walnut like the top and the other end is a four piece match of walnut on walnut ground work. The extraordinary method of construction and bold design with wonderful sweeping ogee shaping to the freeze points to this being a country piece of furniture. It seems that the craftsman was using the materials he had to work with to achieve the best possible affect.

Price £4,800

Height = 79 cm (31.1″)
Width = 89 cm (35.0″)
Depth = 43 cm (16.9″)
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Rare Small 17th Century Walnut Gateleg Table

A rare 17th Century Walnut Gateleg Table of outstanding rich warm colour and patina. In exceptional original condition retaining the original hinges. Remarkably inside the drawer is a receipt from the 1971 Grosvenor House antiques fair.

Price £4,800

Height = 71 cm (28.0″)
Width = 112 cm (44.1″)
Depth = 90 cm (35.4″)
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Charles II Oak Chest Of Drawers

A Charles II chest of drawers with applied geometric moulding to the front. Good dry clean surface, of light colour with good patina, the surface has never been lashed up with dark varnish as is often the case with 17th Century Oak. The drawer linings are very solid clean examples in Oak. Handles replaced , escutcheons original.

Price £1,950

Height = 95 cm (37.4″)
Width = 95 cm (37.4″)
Depth = 55 cm (21.7″)
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18th Century Queen Anne Oak Bureau

A very good Queen Anne Oak Bureau Bookcase of small proportions in excellent condition of good colour with original handles. The bracket feet are original apart from one that has been replaced.
The original Oak linings are in wonderful clean condition, the back boards are also original.

Price £2,600 SOLD

Height = 97 cm (38.2″)
Width = 84 cm (33.1″)
Depth = 50 cm (19.7″)

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17th Century Geometric Chest Of Drawers

A Wonderful Charles II moulded chest of drawers of outstanding rich warm colour and patina with particularly good geometric design to the front.

Price £4,200

Height = 95 cm (37.4″)
Width = 100 cm (39.4″)
Depth = 56 cm (22.0″)
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Small 17th Century Plank Coffer

A Wonderful little 17th Century Plank Coffer of Superb colour in clean original condition, retaining the original ring hinges.

Price £2,200

Height = 68 cm (26.8″)
Width = 88 cm (34.6″)
Depth = 41 cm (16.1″)

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18th Century Mahogany Kneehole Desk

A fine George II Mahogany Kneehole Desk with brushing slide, fitted with supporting lopers and sliding central cupboard. The Desk retains its original handles, locks and feet, it has very good clean oak linings, colour and patina.

Price £2,400

Height = 79 cm (31.1″)
Width = 89 cm (35.0″)
Depth = 49 cm (19.3″)
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Small 17th Century Panelled Oak Coffer

A Charming small 17th Century panelled Oak Coffer in very good original order. The original hinges are still in place but new ones have been added as there is some damage to one of the originals. Interestingly the side and back panels are made in Elm.

Price £1,450

Height = 62 cm (24.4″)
Width = 106 cm (41.7″)
Depth = 47 cm (18.5″)

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17th Century Oak Chip Carved Box

A wonderful small mid 17th Century Oak Chip Carved Box, probably Welsh. The Box is superbly carved in great detail on all sides. To really showcase his skills the craftsman amazingly has even carved the underneath.

Price £1,950

Height = 10 cm (3.9″)
Width = 38 cm (15.0″)
Depth = 23 cm (9.1″)
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Early 18th Century Oak Lowboy

A really nice quality George I Oak Lowboy of outstanding colour and patina with original handles, carved scroll shaped apron and tiger Oak cross banding throughout.

Price £2,600

Height = 73 cm (28.7″)
Width = 86 cm (33.9″)
Depth = 53 cm (20.9″)

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George I Walnut Kneehole Desk

A fine early 18th Century Walnut Kneehole Desk of outstanding colour and patina. The original brass handles having chased back plates and traces of the original gilding. The locks are original apart from the top drawer, the feet are partly original and quite unusually have been made in solid walnut. The Desk has wonderful clean original oak linings with the drawer fronts veneered on pine. The piece is feather banded with matched veneers throughout, the curly patches to the top are original to the piece.

Price £8,500

Height = 77 cm (30.3″)
Width = 78 cm (30.7″)
Depth = 45 cm (17.7″)

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17th Century Burr Walnut Bureau Cabinet

This is an exceptionally well figured William & Mary Burr Walnut Bureau Cabinet of good colour and patina in remarkable original order. The Oak drawer linings are in lovely clean original condition. The handles we believe must have been replaced shortly after the piece was made as they are fine quality examples of the period, we initially thought the handles were original but on close inspection you can make out a trace of a snipe fastening that has been fitted through the same hole. Adam Bowett talks of the type of handle fitted here with the knuckle joint and nut fixing as being superior to the basic snipe fastening that were much more common. The carrying handles, hinges and interior brass knobs are original, the bun feet are replaced. This is a rare late 17th Century Walnut Cabinet of the finest quality with well fitted shaped interiors, wonderful secret drawers, feather banding and particularly well chosen Burr Walnut matched veneers throughout.

Price £26,000

Height = 208 cm (81.9″)
Width = 96 cm (37.8″)
Depth = 61 cm (24.0″)

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Fine Early 18th Century Walnut Bachelors

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.

Price £28,000


76cm  high, 72cm wide,  33cm deep

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