Oak coal box with patented opening

Now the nights are drawing in, this late 19th century Victorian oak coal box could be useful. The coal box is unusual in that it has a patent mechanism for opening the pair of oak doors at the front. You push the handle on the top backwards, and that levers open the doors at the front. The box has a pair of panel doors, a turned oak handle with brass attachments, a metal liner and an original shovel which is held in a bracket at the back. The box is in working condition, although it has been quite well used, and the shovel does show some wear to the blade from use.


Pair glass and EPNS salts, trefoil shape

A pretty pair of salts. These EPNS holders are in the shape of a trefoil with ivy leaf edging. The liners are coloured pressed glass. The salts date the the 1920s/30s. Good overall condition, although the plate is a little worn

Wernicke bookcase

A 1920's Oak Wernicke bookcase in excellent original condition. Measurements: Height 47,1/4" (1200mm) Width 34,1/8" (865mm) Depth 12" (305mm)

Swedish gilt wood cartel clock

A pretty gilt wood Swedish cartel clock, the water gilded decorative wooden case with floral, bow and ribbon decoration in very good condition. The good reliable German movement strikes the hour and the half hour. The convex cream 6 inch dial is signed for the retailer H. Runsten, Stockholm, with black Arabic numerals and minutes. The pendulum is mirrored from behind. Intricate pierced gilt hands.

Georgian framed engraving of Lord Kenyon

A black and white engraving of Lord Kenyon. It is in a period ribbed ebonised wood frame with gilt slip. The text under the engraving reads: ' Sir Lord Kenyon Bart, Late master of the Roll, now chief justice of the court of King's bench, created Lord Kenyon Baron of Gredington. June 1788. printed by J.Spiel, published May 1789

Georgian framed engraving, Right Hon. Henry Dundas

A framed Georgian engraving of the Right Honourable Henry Dundas. The frame is period to the engraving, in ribbed ebonised wood with a gilt slip. The engraving has suffered some creasing to the lower part, and foxing. The lower part of the engraving reads 'The right Hon. Henry Dundas. One of his Majesty's principle secretaries of state, treasurer of the navy, president of the board of commissioners for India & MP for the City of Edinburgh. Painted by Geo. Rowney Esq, engraved by Ini Young, engraver in mezzotinto to His royal highness the prince of Wales. London June 4th 1798'. slight chips to the frame as expected with a frame of this age.

Oriental Teracotta lamp

This lamp was made in the 1920s using a 19th century oriental teracotta figure which stands on a gilded turned wood plinth at the front of the lamp.

Mirrored pair of large Japanese vases, C1910

A mirrored pair of hand relief decorated Japanese vases dating from the early 20th century. The vases are decorated to the front with a figure (possibly the deity Benzaiten) riding on a Baku, which is a spiritual being that is the eater of bad dreams and bringer of good luck. They are followed by servant bearing a fan, and to the reverse a seated figure, possible the bad dream which is being chased away. The vases have a painted mark to the rim of the base. Presented in very good condition, slight rub to the gilding on the rims. Dimensions: 31.5cm H

Victorian Floor Standing Gong

A mid-Victorian floor standing gong in the gothic style. The frame being constructed of oak, supporting the heavy brass gong. The gong has a hammered effect.


Henry James Loxley watercolour

A good Henry James Lockley watercolour. He was an artist from the West Midlands, Birmingham & Tettenhall addresses. He exhibited 39 works at the RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Artists) between 1877 and 1899. There are 2 of his works in Wolverhampton Art Gallery.