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Ref: A3902
Antique Burr Walnut Pop Up Davenport Desk 19th Century

Antique Burr Walnut Pop Up Davenport Desk c.1860 19th Century

This is a gorgeous antique Victorian Davenport Desk crafted from beautiful burr walnut and circa 1860 in date. The hinged 'piano' lid opening to reveal maple veneered drawers and a pull out writing slope with pen & ink compartments to one side and a stationary well below. The gold tooled green leather inset writing surface is hinged so that the angle can be changed when writing. The Davenport has four drawers on one side, perfectly sized for all the stationary you could possibly need, and dummy drawers on the other, making it not just a symbol of refinement but a practical furnishing as well. The main talking point when showing it to friends is the  secret pop up compartment at the rear on top, with  pigeonholes for pens, letters, stamps, etc, which rises up by itself when a hidden catch is pressed. It rises by an ingenious system of pulleys and a hidden weight. You need to remove the interior right hand small drawer to find the catch hidden inside. It stands on it's original brass and porcelain castors. It has been wonderfully  made by a master craftsman, the quality of the work is breathtaking, and the burr walnut is of the highest quality. It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it extremely versatile. It is an absolutely beautiful and perfectly formed piece of furniture which could be placed almost everywhere.   Condition: In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 91 x Width 57 x Depth 56

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

£3,150.00
Ref: A3871
Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Inlaid Pop Up Davenport Desk 19th C

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Inlaid Pop Up Davenport Desk 19th C

This is a gorgeous antique piano front burr walnut and inlaid  Davenport Desk, Circa 1870 in date. It is crafted from fabulous burr walnut and the hinged pull out writing slope features an inset gilt tooled green leather writing surface, ink bottle and pen tray.   It has been wonderfully  made by a master craftsman, the quality of the work is breathtaking, and the burr walnut and boxwood inlaid decoration is of the highest quality. It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it extremely versatile.   The Davenport has four drawers on one side, perfectly sized for all the stationary you could possibly need, and dummy drawers on the other, making it not just a symbol of refinement but a practical furnishing as well.   The main talking point when showing it to friends is the  secret compartment at the rear on top  for letters, stamps, etc,. It rises up by itself when a hidden catch is pressed by an ingenious system of pulleys and a hidden weight.   It stands on its original bun feet fitted with recessed brass and porcelain castors.   It is an absolutely beautiful and perfectly formed piece of furniture which could be placed almost anywhere.   Complete with working locks and key. Condition:   In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed, in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.    

Dimensions in cm:

Height 89 x Width 59 x Depth 55

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

£3,200.00
Ref: A3896a
Antique Victorian Snooker Dining Table C1900 & 8 Chairs

Antique Victorian Snooker / Dining Table C1900 & 8 Chairs

A superb antique Edwardian metamorphic  snooker billiards table /dining table by E.J.Riley Circa 1900 in date restored by the renowned billiards table makers Hamilton & Tucker with a set of eight Regency Revival barback dining chairs. This table will stand out in your living room, can comfortably seat eight, and will definitely become a talking point.  This impressive table is exemplary of the late Edwardian era, and is made from superb quality flame mahogany. This amazing dining table has a rise and fall mechanism snooker / billiards table and is raised on decorative turned legs. It features a precision ground Italian slate bed to guarantee a flat playing surface and is fitted with a dual-height rise and fall mechanism and levelling system to raise and lower the table easily between playing snooker and dining height. The table has five mahogany leaves that can easily be removed to reveal the snooker table. Genuine English moulded leather covers the pocket plates and the cotton bag net pockets can be hidden away when in the dining position.   It comes complete with the original scoreboard, four cues, balls, two triangles, a wall mounting cue rack, a brush and a rest.   This antique table is in superb condition and has been well cared for, each leg has a brass leveller which can be adjusted to ensure that the table is level for playing snooker. The delightful  set of eight  superb  back dining chairs  date from the second half  of the 20th Century and compliment the table perfectly. They comprise six side chairs and two armchairs and are made of solid mahogany with fabulous satinwood crossbanded decoration accented with boxwood and ebony line inlay. They stand on elegant reeded tapering front legs with sabre back legs. They all have drop in seats which are upholstered in a striking burgundy and gold fabric. The seat cushions can be removed to reveal  cane seats which allow for cooler and more comfortable dining in the warmer summer months.   The snooker table baize, cushions, and pockets have been completely refurbished and are in excellent condition, please see the photographs to confirm condition. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished waxed and the chairs reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 79 x Width 233 x Depth 128 - Dining table

Height 89 x Width 233 x Depth 128 - Snooker table

Height 93 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - Chairs

Height 95 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - Armchairs

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 7 foot, 8 inches x Depth 4 foot, 2 inches - Dining table

Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 7 foot, 8 inches x Depth 4 foot, 2 inches - Snooker table

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Chairs

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Armchairs

£6,000.00
Ref: A3896
Antique Victorian Snooker Dining Table Fully Refurbished Circa 1900

Antique Victorian Snooker / Dining Table Fully Refurbished Circa 1900

A superb antique Edwardian metamorphic  snooker billiards table /dining table by E.J.Riley Circa 1900 in date restored by the renowned billiards table makers Hamilton & Tucker.   This table will stand out in your living room, can comfortably seat eight, and will definitely become a talking point.  This impressive table is exemplary of the late Edwardian era, and is made from superb quality flame mahogany. This amazing dining table has a rise and fall mechanism snooker / billiards table and is raised on decorative turned legs. It features a precision ground Italian slate bed to guarantee a flat playing surface and is fitted with a dual-height rise and fall mechanism and levelling system to raise and lower the table easily between playing snooker and dining height. The dining table has five mahogany leaves that can easily be removed to reveal the snooker table. Genuine English moulded leather covers the pocket plates and the cotton bag net pockets can be hidden away when in the dining position.   It comes complete with the original scoreboard, four cues, balls, two triangles, a wall mounting cue rack, a brush and a rest.   This antique table is in superb condition and has been well cared for, each leg has a brass leveller which can be adjusted to ensure that the table is level for playing snooker.   The snooker table baize, cushions, and pockets have been completely refurbished and are in excellent condition, please see the photographs to confirm condition. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished and the snooker table refurbished and relined,  please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 79 x Width 233 x Depth 128 - Table

Height 89 x Width 233 x Depth 128 - Billiards table

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 7 foot, 8 inches x Depth 4 foot, 2 inches - Table

Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 7 foot, 8 inches x Depth 4 foot, 2 inches - Billiards table

£4,250.00
Ref: A3663
Antique 2 French Electro Therapy Devices & 34 Institut Electrotherapy& 34 Dated 1905

Antique 2 French Electro Therapy Devices "Institut Electrotherapy" Dated 1905

Of scientific interest two French Electrotherapy devices, both wih plaques to the tops stamped "Institut Electrotherapy, 27 Rue Godot de Mauroy, Paris" Complete with original instructions dated 27th September 1905. These are very good example of early 20th century electrotherapy / electric shock machines. These early battery operated devices produced a noticeable, but low powered, electric current that was applied to various body parts. It was believed that such stimulation could help with a multitude of nervous disorders. These all-in-one units contained a battery, coil, voltage controls and a number of contact probes and connecting wires. These are housed within a sturdy wooden body, with compartment for accessories. The boxes have carry handle and close with clasps. There is age related ware to these items. The effectiveness of these types of devices was unconvincing, and for safety reasons these should not be used. However, they make excellent display pieces and are ideal for collectors. Condition: As antique items, the pieces show signs of use commensurate with age, these condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs they display beautifully. They are for decorative use only.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 24 x Width 25.5 x Depth 16

Height 16.5 x Width 19 x Depth 10.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 6 inches

Height 6 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 4 inches

£275.00
Ref: A3384
Antique Art Deco Drakes D6 Silver Plated Beef Carving Trolley C1930

Antique Art Deco Drakes D6 Silver Plated Beef Carving Trolley C1930

A magnificent and rare fully restored antique Art Deco silver plate  serving cart, circa 1930 in date.  Serve your roast beef in style!! This stunning trolley is suitable for serving cooked meats such as roast beef, lamb, and turkey. It features a vented silver plated locking retractable revolving dome which opens to a detachable well and water tank over 2  spirit burners. The water tank has two recesses with containers for gravy or vegetables, as well as an aluminium carving board. It has a vented screw knob for filling the tank with water  and for vapour or steam escape. The sides are fitted with handles and a detachable plate holder, set upon an oval walnut  cabriole leg base.   The middle shelf is fitted with an oval silver plated utensil tray and the whole is mounted on four rubberized wheels. This superb piece was crafted by perhaps London's finest silversmith of the time, Drakes Silversmiths of Brewer Street, London W1. It is a Drakes model, D6, No: 824 and bears the silver plated label. It is one of the most desirable models they made, with the revolving dome, which makes it very easy to use. This truly exceptional piece is offered in superb fully restored overall condition. Provenance: Executive Chef John Williams, The Ritz,  150 Piccadilly, London. Condition: In really excellent condition  having been beautifully repolished in our workshops, the silver plated parts have all been beautifully replated by a top London silversmith, please see photos for confirmation.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 120 x Width 119 x Depth 68

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 foot, 11 inches x Width 3 foot, 11 inches x Depth 2 foot, 3 inches

£11,500.00
Ref: A3350
Antique Art Deco Drakes Silver Plated Beef Carving Trolley C1930

Antique Art Deco Drakes Silver Plated Beef Carving Trolley C1930

A magnificent and rare fully restored antique Art Deco silver plate serving cart, by Drakes of Brewer Street, London, circa 1930 in date.  Serve your roast beef in style!! This stunning trolley is suitable for serving cooked meats such as roast beef, lamb, and turkey. It features a vented silver plated locking retractable revolving dome which opens to a detachable well and water tank over a spirit burner. The water tank has two recesses for containers for gravy or vegetables, as well as an aluminium carving board. It has a vented screw knob for filling the tank with water  and for vapour or steam escape. The sides are fitted with handles and a detachable plate holder, set upon an oval mahogany cabriole leg base.   The center shelf is fitted with an oval silver plated utensil tray mounted on four rubberized wheels along with original castors. This superb piece was crafted by perhaps London's finest silversmith of the time, Drakes Silversmiths of Brewer Street, London W1. It is a Drakes model Min, No: 1908, one if the most desirable models that they made, with the revolving dome which makes it very easy to use. This truly exceptional piece is offered in superb fully restored overall condition. Condition: In really excellent condition the showwood having been beautifully repolished in our workshops, the silver plated parts have all been beautifully replated by a top London silversmith, please see photos for confirmation.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 112 x Width 92 x Depth 57

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 foot, 8 inches x Width 3 foot x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

£10,500.00

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