Battered Japanese advertising signs
The yellow and blue states "Rose Futon for the Nishikawa Bedding Company", still operating in Kyoto. This sign dates from the 1960's
The red Sign is reads Maruyama Do's Bread for a bakery company that was based in Gunma, North of Tokyo but closed in 1975.
Price is for the pair.
H:181 W:45 D:2 CM
H:71.1 W:17.5 D:0.8 INCHES
A pair of red lacquered side or sofa tables.
Japanese export, early 20th century.
Price is for the pair.
H:41 W:35 D:40 CM
H:16 W:13.8 D:16 INCHES
A run of opaline and diffused glass pendant lights on tall vented copper galleries.
The flashed Opaline glass over the clear glass shell with the base section acid etched, a complex process and thus scarce.
English late 19th century.
Rewired and pat tested, supplied with suspension chain and ceiling hook.
Price is per pendant.
We have two matching shades with different galleries, please ask for details.
H:38 W:30 D:30 CM
H:15 W:12 D:12 INCHES
The “Tillerston” wrought iron and oak club fender.
A faithful copy of a simple country fender I found on the Isle of Anglesey and have in my own home, it’s charm and simplicity made me want to have it remade as close to the original as possible, the result is this elegant fender which I’m proud to offer in any size.
Handmade in Wales.
Price is for the size shown, but all bespoke sizes catered for and priced accordingly, please ask.
H:64 W:159 D:66 CM
H:25.1 W:62.8 D:26 INCHES
A tall flame mahogany chest of drawers.
Three graduated long drawers below two short, all with there original pulls, raised on tall turned legs.
H:133 W:120 D:49 CM
H:52.2 W:47 D:19.5 INCHES
A large bakery prep table.
The thick plank top raised on square legs with cast iron casters and wrought iron rods to the the well figured stretcher.
A remarkable piece of industrial furniture in a Wonderfully untouched state of preservation with layers of patina and wear only adding to the whole.
English circa 1930.
H:83 W:278 D:89 CM
H:32.5 W:105.5 D:35 INCHES
A wing back armchair in worn green leather.
Raised on turned legs with brass castors.
English, late 19th Century.
H:89 W:83 D:75 CM (Seat Height 40 cm)
H:35 W:32.5 D:29.5 INCHES (Seat Height 16 inches)
A painted retailers display dresser.
Six large linen drawers below open shelving with plank back.
Layered worn paint, handles later and changed three times.
Eastern European circa 1900.
H:229 W:206 D:44 CM
H:90.5 W:81.5 D:17.5 INCHES
A carved and painted sandstone coat of arms.
Superb Architectural element with custom made wrought iron display stand.
H:100 W:162 D:25 CM
H:39.5 W:63.8 D:9.9 INCHES
Paint can be removed at extra cost, please ask.
A large bank of two hundred and three open pigeon holes.
Oak with vitreous enamel plaques.
We will never know but I assume it was made for a hotel reception or similar.
French early 20th Century.
H:73 W:208 D:18 CM
H:28.8 W:81.9 D:7.1 INCHES
A white laminate modular unit with lucite shelving and support.
Clearly bespoke and probably one of a pair, excellent manufacture and condition.
H:194 W:184 D:36.5 CM
H:76.5 W:72.5 D:14.5 INCHES
A pair of William Birch carvers.
Oak frames with rush seats, the pair show wear but have never been restored in any way and we feel it’s best to leave them this way, they're only Original once...and these are perfectly usable as is.
English circa 1900.
Price is for the pair.
H:110 W:64 D:47 CM
H:43.5 W:25 D:18.5 INCHES
Cast iron and mahogany reading stand
H:106 W:59 D:43 CM
H:41.8 W:23 D:17 INCHES
Pressed steel garden chairs.
Price is for the four.
H:87 W:36 D:36 CM
H:34.5 W:14.5 D:14.5 INCHES
A wrought iron garden seat.
Unusual but elegant form.
English Mid 19th Century.
H:93 W:136 D:39 CM
H:36.5 W:53.8 D:15.5 INCHES
A painted country table.
The twin plank elm top with bread board ends raised on square legs with a twin pot board stretcher.
H:75 W:174 D:78 CM
H:29.5 W:58 D:30.8 INCHES
Four fold room screen covered to one side in French Toile fabric.
Faded, ripped and repaired.
Early 20th Century.
H:170 W:146 D:50 CM
H:67 W:57.5 D:20 INCHES
Impressionist oil on canvas of a French garden.
H:40 W:52.5 D:4 CM
H:15.8 W:20.8 D:1.5 INCHES
A folky French garden house decorated with sea shells.
The shell house is the work of Andre Hardy. This shell house was part of his 'Le Jardin Extraordinaire'.
When iron-monger Andre reached 50 he took up sculpting in 1970 and filled the garden around his home, (as well as the outside of his house and out-buildings), with sculptures and elaborate decoration.
His sculpture garden is now gone but even this minor part of it is notable for its clever and thoughtful decoration.
He worked by covering a hollow frame with cement, which was painted and decorated with shells and whatever was to-hand.
Andre gave up sculpting in the early 90s. He died in 2013, aged 93.
The shell house is likely to date to the mid-late 70s.
This type of art goes by a few names; folk art, Primitivism, outsider art but the French call it ‘Art Brut’ or raw art.
The Lille Museum of Modern, Contemporary & Outsider Art in Northern France have added several of his sculptures to their permanent collection.
H:72 W:79 D:41 CM
H:28.5 W:12 D:12 INCHES
A large 18th Century carved sandstone trough.
Unusual shape, probably used as a water butt.
H:67 W:12.5 D:107 CM
H:26.5 W:49 D:42 INCHES
A mirror backed bronze retail display cabinet.
Superb example, the bronze has great colour and the mirrored back has distressed beautifully.
Wonderful quality and completely original.
H:174 W:125 D:35 CM
H:68.5 W:49 D:13.8 INCHES
A Schwinn Stingray low rider.
Custom chromed twisted handlebars, crank, pedals and sissy bar, 144 spoke wheels.
H:83 W:153 D:62 CM
H:32.5 W:60 D:24.2 INCHES
A splayed leg industrial work chair By Evertaut.
A scarce model in excellent original condition.
H:101 W:105 D:44 CM
H:39.9 W:41.5 D:17.2 INCHES
A mahogany Refectory table.
Square tapering leg supporting the undecorated stretchers and solid top.
English, early 20th Century.
H:78 W:270 D:84 CM
H:30.5 W:106.5 D:33 INCHES