A good quality Late Victorian mahogany dining table. This table is presented in excellent restored condition but retains some character marks to the tabletop.This table will seat 8-10 people. Measurements: Length extended 95" (2414mm) Length close 51,3/4" (1315mm) width 47,1/4" (1200mm) Height 28,1/2" (724mm)
A Georgian mahogany pembroke table with a pair of drop leaves with flap supports. The table has a pair of drawers to one end, with turned mahogany knobs and brass escucheons. The reverse side has a dummy drawer front. The table has turned tapering legs ending with original brass casters. The table has some historic woodworm under the flap supports, and a small repair to a drawer base. (Circa 1830)
A floor standing glazed mahogany glazed bookcase, of good colour, dating to late Victorian times, C1890. The bookcase stands on a plinth and has three shelves, the doors to which are lockable (key present),and also an unusual hinged lockable top section, in which documents could be stored. The bookcase has its original brass locks and escutcheon.
A fine 18th century Imari trumpet vase is richly hand painted with the traditional imari ho ho bird, and floral and foliate designs. These motifs are handpainted in the traditional Japanese imari cobalt blue, iron red and gold, and also a more unusual green. This vase is unmarked on the base. The vase is in good condition. Minor points to mention are that the gilding to the rim is worn, and there is a blob of blue under the glaze on the inside of the flare of the trumpet, occuring during the production of the vase. See photo.
A large and impressive portrait of Viscount Cross. Oil on canvas in original frame. Richard Assheton, was first viscount Cross (1823-1914) He was responsible for the first urban renewal authorization in Great Britain, the Artizan's and Labourer's Dwellings Improvement Act 1875 (known as the first Cross Act) A lawyer and banker, Cross was a Conservative member of the House of Commons from 1857 to 1862 and from 1868 until 1886. The Cross Act of 1875 empowered municipalities to buy and demolish slums and to build housing for rental. Also in 1875 Cross carried through Parliament the 'Factory Act', regulating the employment of women and children in textile mills.