A lovely decorative pair of mahogany framed 'Regency revival' open sided armchairs. Each chair is inlaid with brass stringing throughout. The rosewood veneered back panels are beautifully inlaid with chased brass, white metal and ivory. The chairs are stamped 'Lamb' (Lamb of Manchester) well regarded cabinetmakers who exhibited and won medals at the 1862 Great Exhibition (London), and the Exposition Universelles (Paris) 1867 & 1878. The seats have been newly upholstered in a complementary fabric.
This is a very good quality French armoire made of Kingwood, satinwood lined, with oak back and sides. A classic style French armoire with very finely cast ormolu mounts. The side doors of the armoire having oval quartered kingwood panels, making this a highly attractive piece. The armoire having three sections, The large glazed central door with original bevelled plate glass (minor foxing), housing a hanging rail, and height adjustable accessory drawers (2 short drawers over 1 long drawer). The two curved side doors each have a full length mirror on the inside, and have three adjustable linen shelves. The armoire retains its working locks and keys. The armoire stands on turned and fluted feet on ormolu cups.
A lovely travelling trunk dating to around 1890. This trunk is constructed of a pine body over which has been glued a canvas type material, which has been painted for waterproofing. To strengthen the trunk, wooden slats have been applied to its lid and sides, the corners are metal bound for further robustness. The trunk has its two original steel carrying handles, plus its original lock and key. The interior of the trunk is lined in its original red and white striped fabric with blue paper edging to the lift out linen tray. The trunk also has its original retailers label inside the lid - Joel & Penman 309 High St, Borough. This is a really lovely item and would make a good functional piece of storage whilst also being extremely attractive.