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 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 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.