A lovely Victorian mahogany pedestal desk. The desk has a mahogany writing surface, with backrail. It has three drawers immediately under the desk, (one long central drawer flanked by two short drawers). Below this the pedestals each contain three drawer fronts, but the right hand bank actually has a very deep bottom drawer for paperwork. The drawers have oak liners which is a good indicator of quality. The brass handles are replacements, but not recent replacements. The desk has its original finish and has been cleaned in our workshop. The desk dismantles into three pieces for ease of movement.
A pair of sterling silver hallmarked salts and spoons. The salts date to 1899, hallmarked for Birmingham, with the makers mark W.D. The spoons are slightly later at 1908, also hallmarked for Birmingham, makers mark W.D. The salts have an all over embossed design and measure 6.3cm x 4.8cm x 2cm H The spoons have an attractive shell pattern to the handles, and gilt bowls. Total weight 30g
Georgian mahogany Secretaire bookcase presented in good condition with a lovely warm mahogany colour. The fitted interior is veneered in Satin wood.There has been some historic restoration and the handles have been change at some point. The drawers are oak lined and all work smoothly. The bookcase has three adjustable shelves and is glazed with original float glass. The secretaire dates to around 1810. Books not included.
A lovely print of Windsor castle by Robert Sayer. This print dates to between 1748 and 1760, as this was when the seller was trading from The Golden Buck, Opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet St. The print still has good colour, especially in the sky, and the coat of the man in a tri-corn hat who is fishing, and the lady in blue promenading. There is a lot of interesting subject matter in the foreground of the print, promenading gentlefolk, and a variety of vessels in the water. Under the print is written 'Publish'd according to act of Parliament. A view of the Royal Palce of Windsor. Printed for and sold by Rob't Sayer, map and printseller at the Golden Buck, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet St'.
A fine jewellery or work box dating from the early 19th century.Veneered in blonde tortoiseshell. There has been a small amount of historic restoration. This is hardly noticeable and doesn't detract from this lovely box. The box stands on gilt metal feet. The tortoiseshell veneer panels are divided by pewter stringing. The interior of the box is lined in a now faded velvet. The inner tray removes to reveal more storage underneath.
An Early 19th Century Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy, the hinged shaped top with a flat surface and silver cartouche. The main body with slightly concave sides, with gilt lion mask handles. The front with concave outline to the edges. The tortoiseshell panels are separated by metal stringing and the caddy stands on four cast and gilt white metal feet. The caddy benefits from its original key and silver capped lock (unmarked silver). The lock is marked 'patent' and 'GR' with a crown. The interior of the caddy is superior to most, lined with a pale pink velvet, and with two hinged tea compartments that lift out for ease of use. To the centre of the caddy is a space for the cut glass mixing bowl, which appears to be contemporary with the caddy. It also comes with an unmarked white metal caddy spoon. This caddy really is in a class of its own. Lovely condition, any repairs have been carried out by us.