A fine example of a silver pig paperweight by the well renowned silversmiths Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd. The cast silver pig is well detailed and bears a clear Chester hallmark for 1906 on its hind leg and the makers maker on its front leg. The loaded base on which it stands is in good condition but the hallmark is rubbed.
This pair of William lV mahogany Library chairs are in manner of Gillows, (They are certainly of Gillows quality but not signed). The condition of both chairs is excellent. The only thing we have had to do is re-cover the original horse hair pads with aged leather. Measurements Height 87cm Width 51cm Depth 66cm Depth of seat 51cm Height of seat 49cm (with cushion) Height of seat 41cm (without cushion)
A superb quality table with excellent colour and patina. This well proportioned dining dating from circa 1830 benefits from retaining all its original leaves and its original surface. The mahogany used in construction is of high quality and although not signed it is similar to Gillows quality and design. The maximum amount of diners would be twelve people . It also has its original winder and leaf carrier. Dimensions Extended length 303cm, Width 122cm, Height 73.5cm
A beautifully made and finely inlaid burr walnut credenza in excellent original condition. The lining material is somewhat faded, but an even colour in the show areas (this can be changed at a cost, to a material of your choice if you wish). The gilt brass mounts are all complete and well cast.
A huge Elsmore and Forster jug, decorated with circus performers and animals. A rare and unusual piece of mid 19th century English pottery which was made in Tunstall, Staffordshire. A smaller version of this type of jug is exhibited at The Victoria and Albert museum. The jug has a small glazed over firing crack on the spout, and also a small amount of crazing to the glaze, but otherwise in excellent condition.
A set of three brass fire irons with firedogs. These irons are in the Victorian style but are probably early to mid 20th century. They still look the part beside any period fireplace. One of the dogs has a dent to the top of the sphere shape. They both have a few minor dents around the bases, and the shovel corners are slightly bent from use.
A fVictorian walnut upholstered double stool. This beautiful piece dates to around 1880. It has carved walnut feet. The sprung stool has been recently re-upholstered in Linwood fabric (Duck Egg check), which is fire retardant. This stool could stand in the middle of a room, but would also make a lovely window seat.
A fine quality mahogany library bookcase in lovely condition. Dating from the William lV period (1830-1837), it retains its original float glass and has an excellent colour and patina. As with all the furniture we sell this piece has been sympathetically restored to the highest possible standards using our 30 years plus of knowledge and experience.