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1920s French oak filing cabinet

Item no. 34

French deco period oak filing cabinet c. 1920s-30s. Two sections of vertical shelving with well-functioning tambour door for each section, which lowers out of site into the base. Working locks on both doors. Elegant and functional, with clean lines and light colour suiting the modern office.

Height 180 cm – depth 39 cm – width 82 cm


Japanese merchant’s chest

Item no. 65

Antique Japanese merchant’s office chest (Choba Dansu) circa 1880 in Sugi wood (Japanese cedar) and Hinoki (Japanese cypress) comprising seven drawers and sliding-door compartment. An early alteration has seen the removal of a lower right door concealing two recessed drawers. One original drawer has been brought forward and the one below it is a replacement. Repairs have been made to the top panel. The robust handles are in the ‘leech’ style (Hirute) and the overall cabinet possesses a rich, deep patina. Rather than a single ledger drawer at the top, this piece has two smaller drawers. Would serve as a very attractive sideboard.

Height: 94cm  Width: 98cm   Depth: 50cm


Tansu chest

Item no. 48

A petite tansu chest in cryptomeria wood (sugi), probably last quarter of the nineteenth century (early Meiji period, possibly late Edo) with a well-worn attractive patina. The chest has seven drawers, two of which are recessed and would have originally had a vertical locking bar, now lost. The handles are leech pattern (hirute) in iron. At a height of 63cm, it would be most useful as a bedside cabinet or side cabinet.

Height 63cm; depth 32.5cm (including handles); width 67.5cm

Price: SOLD

Pair of 19th century oak stools

Item no. 49

These joined oak stools are both characterful and versatile. Made in the early 19th century as copies of early 18th century stools, the pegged mortise and tenon joints ensure a sturdy construction.

Base: 40cm x 35cm, height 44cm

Price: SOLD

Mid-century dining suite in teak

Item no. 61

Solid teak mid-century dining suite, circa 1965-70, including table with removable top and 6 armchairs which fit neatly under the table rail. Unusually, and typically found in much earlier Georgian pieces, the table and chairs have been constructed using hand-cut, pegged mortise and tenon joints. The maker is Albert & Co. of Maradana, Colombo, Sri Lanka, as indicated by the maker’s label on every item in the suite. This explains the use of solid teak in the table, teak being native to the region. The top, which has light wear consistent with age, simply lifts off for ease of transport. The chairs have largely been dismantled and rebuilt, as well as the table base, and so are now in excellent, stable condition. The drop-in seats are covered in a durable moquette, most likely original, and also well-maintained.  The existing finish has been retained and the whole suite freshened up with a wax. It’s not often that a dining suite possesses more than a couple of arm chairs, so to have all six, and be able to push them under the table, is a real bonus for comfort and functionality, as well as adding overall strength to the chairs.

The purchaser of the suite will be given first option to purchase a companion sideboard, which also bears the maker’s label and is yet to be restored (price as yet undetermined).

Table height: 76cm  Width: 91cm   Length: 182cm

Chair height: 80cm   Seat depth: 45.5cm   Width at front rail between arm uprights: 40cm


George III mahogany wine table

Item no. 64

Substantial, elegant George III circa 1780 tilt-top mahogany wine table. Good faded patina and pleasing proportions. The top is a single board with a half-bullnose edge and functioning tilt catch, enabling the table to be put to one side when not in use while still showing off its attractive top.

Diameter 74.5cm; height 69cm


Two-section Japanese Tansu chest

Item no. 60

Late 19th century, Meiji era, six-drawer Japanese Tansu circa 1880s in two sections of equal height, which are separable or held together by swinging iron fittings and pins. Carcase of sugi (Japanese cedar), with face-edging and drawer fronts in Japanese chestnut. Round lock-plates suggest Yonezawa area, and handles are warabite or so-called ‘bracken’ style. Good mid-tone colour which contrasts well with the hardware.

Height 106cm; depth 41.5cm; width 94cm


Barrel-stave Saratoga travel trunk

Item no. 46

Antique (c.1870s) travel trunk with dome top. Construction in canvas over pine carcase with horizontal elm staves and brass and iron fittings. Largely in original (as found) condition, except for revival of wooden slats. One catch functioning, leather handles and metal castors intact as well as original lining. Missing internal tray. A characterful storage item.

Height 64cm; depth 54cm; width 93cm

Price:   SOLD

Chippendale Period Tea/Card Table  – c. 1770

Item no. 26

Chippendale period fold-over tea/card table in mahogany. Latter half of the 18th century, possibly as early as the 1760s, this charming table has a frieze cross-banded in thick mahogany veneer and the legs are square-moulded and chamfered. The table possesses a rich patina and deep colour. Seems to have lived long and hard. The single gate leg is a 19th century replacement. The table has been restored structurally and given a shellac/wax finish.

With top open, it measures 90 x 85 cm

Height 72cm – Depth 42.5 cm


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