A fine quality mahogany bureau bookcase dating from circa 1770. This is a lovely faded mahogany colour and excellent patina. Original fine quality handles and escutcheons . The blind fretwork at the top of the astragal glazed bookcase is repeated at the top of the stepped bureau interior. Truly a stunning piece of period furniture.
A very attractive writing table which opens into a card table. This rosewood table has two drawers inlaid with a stylised foliate pattern in box and other timbers. The drawers have their original brass handles. The writing surface has an attractively faded leather, and fan shaped boxwood inlay to the corners. The open card table has a green baize playing surface and four hollowed out corners to hold gaming chips. The base of the table has bow stretchers inlaid with boxwood stringing, and the turned table legs are mounted on brass castors.
A truly wonderful piece of Georgian craftsmanship. Made in solid yew wood with burr yew panels front,back and also in the door on left hand side.The colour and patina are exceptional. The finely cut dovetails and general construction show this was made by a top maker of late Georgian period.The fact that this davenport is made of yew wood makes it a very rare piece of furniture indeed.
A sweet little pair of cut glass salt pots sporting sterling silver and mother of pearl tops. The tops feature a pierced mother of pearl circle (one of which has a small crack to the top surface of the mother of pearl), set into a sterling silver mount. As shown in the pictures, one pot has been used, and the inside of the glass is clouded. Other than this they are in reasonable condition (a couple of minor chips to the clear pot at the waisted section where one style of cutting joins the other). These would probably have been part of a picnic set from the 1920s. They measure just 5cm tall. Marks read Sterling 925, R, lion passant
A good rare 7 inch dial, George III mahogany English pad cased bracket clock in full working order. The case has fishscale fretwork detail, with cast brass carrying handle and stands on brass bracket feet. The 8-day double fusee movement strikes hours on a bell, has a pull repeat, also has a strike/silent (visible on pic 2) and is a lever escapement. It is an excellent timekeeper. The dial is unusual as it is a convex 7 inch dial in superb white enamel The dial is signed Finer & Nowland, London.