A pretty little Italian micro mosaic brooch, dating to the mid 20th century. Micro mosaic is when tiny glass tiles are crafted together and placed into cement to produce ‘micro mosaic’ pictures, which are then set into jewellery. Micro mosaic work dates back over 2000 years, although it was probably most popular in the 18th & 19th Centuries during the time of the Grand Tour. Italy is the most famous producer of micro mosaic jewellery. This brooch is in good order and was probably a holiday souvenir brought home in the 1950s, brass backed.
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.
An 18th Century country oak dresser base. With a lovely colour and finish this dresser base is full of character the handles are replacements, but are a very close match to the originals and have been aged appropriately. As with all the furniture we sell, this piece has been sympathetically restored by ourselves to the highest possible standards, using our 30 years plus of knowledge and experience.
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.
A pretty boxed set of four Edwardian silver salts with crimped edges, on four ball feet. Two salts have their original gilt interiors, two do not (probably only two have ever been used). There are four matching silver spoons. The set is hallmarked for Sheffield 1903 and 1904, and has the makers mark for Cooper Brothers and sons. The set comes in its original faux leather covered box which is padded and lined with purple velvet, more purple than the photos show. The only damage is the rubbing of the gilding to the interior of two of the salts, some wear to the outside of the display box, and the elastic which held the spoons in place in the box has perished.