A fantastic and unusual lacquered jewellery box in the form of a tea house. This item is Japanese, dating to around 1920. The tea house opens to reveal a series of storage boxes and trays for jewellery. Each box or tray is expertly lacquered with a different pattern. The roof and body of the house is lacquered in a simulated walnut pattern, which you would believe to be walnut veneer until you study it closely. The corners of the house appear to be brass columns which are actually lacquer work as well. This tea house is in fine condition, the only damage being some small holes to the rice paper covering the windows. This paper could be easily replaced if you wished. We have not done so as we think it adds to the piece's history.
A fantastic Dutch 18th century bombe commode/chest in olive wood veneer on an oak carcass. This ornately shaped three drawer chest is in great condition with a lovely colour and original brass handles and escucheons. The chest dates to around 1740. The top of the chest is decoratively shaped and attractively edged in burr olive. The drawer edges and chest sides are veneered in figured olive, and the legs in burr olive wood. Overall a very fine piece of antique furniture. The back of the chest has an interesting delivery label glued to it, for the company of Van Gent & Loos which was a Dutch distribution company in the later part of the nineteenth century. The chest has obviously traveled by rail at some point in its life.
A walnut wardrobe dating to around 1900. It has double mirrored doors, with their original bevel edged plate glass. The wardrobe has 2 hanging spaces with two brass rails that run front to back. Below these is a deep drawer. The wardrobe has all its original brass handles and locks with key. It has a large cornice above. In lovely order.
A really lovely and individual bed which was made in France in around 1900. It has a mahogany parquetry headboard and footboard, embellished with ormolu ornamentation (gilt bronze). The quality of this bed can be seen in the attention to detail. It has more ormolu decoration to the bed legs.The bed has metal bedrails.
A 1920s mahogany kneehole desk of neat proportions with a new burgundy gilt and tooled leather writing surface over twin pedestals fitted with nine drawers, over ball and claw feet. The carcass is solid mahogany, and the drawer fronts are veneered in a lovely flame mahogany. The front centre of the desk is bowfronted. This lovely little desk has its original finish and has been cleaned and polished.
This is a superb solid sterling silver gilt sugar basket/bowl in superb condition with no damage. It has lovely engraved decoration of swags and it is also pierced so you can see through to the beautiful bristol blue glass liner that is both original and in excellent condition. It's hallmarked for London 1904 with the silversmiths mark for the Percy Holmes Dobson and Charles Westcott Dobson, of New Bond Street, London