A Fabulous Quality 16th Century French Walnut Dressoir attributed to Huges Sambin (1520-1601). The piece lavishly carved in elaborate detail with allegories & figures. The upper cupboard section having two panel doors depicting figural scenes featuring Diana the Huntress; the panel surrounds enriched with opulent scrolls of husk flowers harbouring insects and small reptiles amongst the undulating stems, and incorporating birds feasting on fruit cascading from baskets to the top, flanked by satyr
An Impressive 17th Century Style Oak Full Tester Bed enriched with carving and inlaid with parquetry. The tester having a dentil moulded edge and composed of three rows of four panels; each centred by a parquetry star within a moulded roundel. The head board elaborately decorated with three arcaded panels to the top carved with guilloche bands and inlaid with interlaced geometric knots of chequered strapwork; the stiles flanked by pierced 'ear-pieces' carved in the form of mythical beast-headed
A Fabulous 16th Century Carved Oak Cupboard. The piece profusely decorated with Gothic carving and having a moulded cornice above a pair of upper doors flanking a centre panel, over two frieze drawers and a large central lower cupboard door flanked by pairs of pierced side panels. The panels enriched with elaborately scrolling foliage around armorial crests; the top centre panel carved with a Gothic tracery arch with a niche containing statuette of a female saint. The panelled sides carved with
A 16th Century Westphalian Oak Stollentruhe or Coffer, bound in studded iron straps with decorative petaled roundel terminals. The lid with an iron hasp meeting the ornamental lock-plate decorated with fleur-de-lys roundels either side and pierced quatrefoil motifs to the corners. Standing on broad stile supports 33'' (84 cm) high, 67½'' (172 cm) wide, 26'' (66 cm) deep.
A Rare Late 17th Century Joined Elm Lambing Chair. The fielded panel back and splayed wing sides surmounted by a boldly carved cresting rail of broken S-scrolls enriched with stylised foliage; the uprights surmounted by voluted lobe-cut finials. The arms having scroll terminals and enclosed panel sides leading down to a planked seat above a side opening drawer on turned legs united by a pierced scroll-crested front rail and turned stretchers to the sides and rear, 45'' (114.5 cm) high, 23½'' (59
A 17th Century Style Carved Oak Full Tester Bed. The tester having moulded canopy rails adorned with leafy carved appliqués, and composed of twenty panels set in five rows. The lavishly carved head board ornamented with leafy strap-work, adorned with angel head corbels and a grimacing face mask to the centre, above two recessed arcaded panels framing quatrefoil appliques emblazoned with face masks. The frame's uprights appliqued with caryatids. The four plain base panels with S-scroll carving to
A Fine 17th Century Joined Oak Credence Table, Circa 1620. The generously sized twin-leaf demi-lune top on iron butterfly hinges folding out to form a near circular surface with a plain gate to the rear swinging out as support. The canted base carved with sunken jewel-work to the frieze and incorporating a drawer to the centre above arcaded apron pieces with scalloped edging, carved with strap-work and adorned with turned pendant finials. The divides ornamented with split spindle appliqués above
A Fabulous Late 15th/Early 16th Century Boldly Carved Oak Interior Pillar. The piece of square section carved on three sides from heartwood with raised foliate lappets to the capital above a central face mask of Christ and devil masks either side, over arched corner niches displaying a Jester to one side and St Roche with dog to the other. The niched ogee arched base with traces of residual polychrome to the underside. 58¾'' (149 cm) high,16'' (41 cm) wide, 13'' (33 cm) deep.
Two 16th Century Oak Retable Carvings with polychrome decoration: One depicting 'The Annunciation' (reflection) with The Virgin knelt at prayer and The Archangel Gabriel bearing a banderole inscirbed 'GRATIA PLENA'. The other depicting 'The Marriage of The Virgin'. Approx 12½'' (32 cm) high, 8'' (20 cm) wide, 8'' (10 cm) deep.
A Fine 16th Century Renaissance Style Dressoir of canted form, richly carved with allegories to the central door and side panels. The moulded cornice overhanging the cupboard above a frieze drawer of turned columns leading down to a panel backed base. The muntins adorned with carved split spindle appliqués. 60'' (152.5 cm) high, 46½'' (118 cm) wide, 25'' (63.5 cm) deep.
A Fine, Imposing 17th Century Scottish Oak Armorial Wainscot Chair. The panel back emblazoned with the coat of arms of The Macloed Family of Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye in a moulded lozenge with scrolled thistle heads to the corners, below a cross rail carved 'MACLEOD 1645'. The impressive domed cresting rail surmounted by turned finials and carved with a bewigged skull between outswept feathery wings above a scrolled cartouche gouge carved with chi-rho monogram and voluted S-scrolls enhanced
A Late 17th Century Walnut Choir Stall. The two hinged seats rising to reveal simple scrolled misericords, flanked by sweeping, scroll-crested divides. The flat arm-rests with moulded edges and trefoil terminals. The tall panelled back with two arch-topped fielded panels bordered by stepped moulding and carved with leaf & bud spandrels, divided by broad fluted pilasters beneath a moulded top. 88'' (222 cm) high, 58'' (147 cm) wide, 27'' (69 cm) deep.
A Pair of Exceptional William & Mary Carved Walnut Side Chairs. The caned oval back panels in elaborately pierced & carved frames ornamented with scrolling foliage, surmounted by a 'Boyes & Crowne' cresting rail and flanked by barley-twist uprights with finial surmounts and rosette carving to the tenon blocks. The seats protected by cushioned boards upholstered in terracotta, ochre & cream woven fabric edged with piping, and standing on barley twist legs united by elaborately carved front rails
A Fine George II Burr Walnut Bureau Bookcase. The upper section having a cavetto moulded cornice above two moulded panel doors; the panels having recessed quadrant details to the top corners, bordered by twin-reed moulding and inlaid with feather banding within cross-banded borders. The doors opening to three adjustable bookshelves slotting into side grooves, above three over two shallow drawers fitted with small brass knop handles and divided by reeding, with candle slides below. The base secti
A Charming 18th Century Carved, Painted and partially gilded Figural Wall Bracket/Console. The rectangular ledge having a moulded edge, raised aloft by a pair of curly haired cherubs draped in gilt cloth; their bodies rising from a scrolled wall mount adorned with a fanned motif to the centre and sprays of acanthus to the sides, 17'' (43 cm) high, 13'' (33 cm) wide, 6½'' (16.5 cm) deep.
A 16th Century Westphalian Oak Stollentruhe or Coffer, bound in studded iron straps with decorative repoussé petal-edge roundels to the terminals. The twin plank lid edged in applied moulding enriched with a decorated scalloped rebate. The front having an iron hasp meeting the ornamental lock-plate. Standing on broad stile supports 38½'' (98 cm) high, 66½'' (168 cm) wide, 26'' (66 cm) deep.
A Spanish Iron-Mounted Parcel-Gilt & Polychrome Painted Walnut & Chestnut Vargueño on Taquillón, 17th Century. The upper section mounted with ornamental panels of pierced iron within cast ropetwist borders, painted gold and contrasted against red baize backing, incorporating drop handles, sliding side catches and a decorative hasp and lockplate, with swing handles mounted either side. The profusely decorated interior housing various drawers and compartments. The taquillon base with scallop shell
A Charles II Oak Refectory Table, Probably Welsh of fine colour and patination. The three plank top having cleated ends, overhanging a joined base with six reel knopped rising baluster turned legs united by channel moulded frieze rails and run moulded peripheral stretchers with a further cross-stretcher to the centre. 28¾'' (73 cm) high, 28'' (71 cm) wide, 95'' (241 cm) in length.
A 17th Century Boarded Walnut Coffer. The heavy single plank lid with moulded edge on three iron strap hinges, The front fitted with three hasps and lock-plates above a serpentine-cut moulded plinth with three buttress feet to the sledge supports. The sides fitted with iron carrying handles, 25'' (64 cm) high, 72'' (183 cm) wide, 20'' (51 cm) deep.
A 19th Century Spanish Walnut Table. The top having two long leaves joined with tongue and groove to the centre, having inset brass hinges with decorative details, and opening out to rest on lopers either side. The frieze housing a central drawer, standing on silhouette cut supports braced by a pair of scrolling wrought iron stretchers. 31'' (79 cm) high, 63'' (160 cm) in length, 24'' (61 cm) wide [leaves folded in], extending to 48'' (122 cm) wide.
Six 17th Century Turned Oak Spindle Back Dining Chairs Circa 1670's. Each having five turned back spindles between turned rails and uprights surmounted by finials, with a planked seat in turned frame on turned legs united by turned stretchers.
An Early 16th Century Style Carved Oak Dressoir /Buffet. The moulded cornice above a central cupboard door flanked by side panels over two frieze drawers divided by a moulded muntin with carved pendant finial. The cupboard raised on carved side posts leading down to a platform base with linen fold carving to the triple panel back and sides. The door, side panels and drawers all centred by portrait roundels with protuberant relief-carved heads amidst renaissance style foliate scrolls incorporatin
A Lovely 17th Century English Band Sampler by Mary Harding dated 1660. Worked in silks on linen from both ends with thirteen bands including one with 'Boxers' striking a pose; their garments picked out in deep red silks. The alphabet including the name and date, 30¾'' x 7½'' (78 cm x 19 cm) excluding later frame.
An 18th Century Boarded Rocking Lambing Chair with polychrome painted decoration. The back board, winged sides, flat pad end arms & enclosed sides leading down to a planked box-form seat with front drawer, raised on curved rockers, 45'' (116 cm) high, 26'' (66 cm) wide.
A 17th Century Oak Refectory Table. The 2¼'' (6 cm) thick three plank top with cleated ends resting on a lunette carved front & side rails with a plain rail to the back and modest scroll spandrels to the corners. The baluster knopped legs with prominent reel turnings over the square block feet united by peripheral stretchers, 32½ (82.5 cm) high, 74'' (188 cm) in length, 31'' (79 cm) wide.
A Rare & Delightful George III Sampler belonging to a group of eight known samplers, all with the same distinctive composition incorporating houses and family groups and dating from 1794-1809, pointing to a common dame school or governess. This example by Marie Annette Hewlett dated 1809, and including verse; 'Long live the KING, Happy may he be, Blest with contentment, From all dangers free'. Set in a mahogany frame inlaid with stringing to the borders, 20½'' x 12¼'' (52 cm x 31 cm) excluding f
A William & Mary Style Figured Walnut Writing Table. The fold over top on rule hinges, inlaid with stringing crossed over to the centre and folding out to reveal a removable lid with frieze compartment below. The six knopped & ebonised legs tapering down to connecting rails on turned feet, two swinging out to support the leaf, 30'' (76 cm) high, 38½'' (98 cm) wide, 14'' (36 cm) deep.
A 16th Century & Later French Gothic Oak Throne Chair. The twin panel back enriched with Gothic tracery arches beneath a pierced top rail of trefoiled C-scrolls. The box seat with hinged lid above linen fold front panel 65¾'' (167 cm) high, 34'' (86 cm) wide, 19'' (48 cm) deep.
An 18th Century and Later Oyster Veneered Bureau. The sloped fall front with banded borders and lip moulded edging, opening on side loper supports to reveal a fitted interior housing pigeon holes & drawers flanking a central cupboard. The four long cock-beaded drawers below of graduated depths, having banded borders, lip moulded edging and brass swing handles on winged back plates, with quatrefoil brass escutcheons. Standing on bracket feet 40'' (102 cm) high, 38½'' (98 cm) wide, 20'' (51 cm) de
A Rare Japanned Gateleg Table, Circa 1700. The near round drop-leaf top decorated in raised polychrome lacquers with chinoiserie figures, pagodas and flowers enriched with gilt embellishments displayed against a black ground, standing on ball knopped baluster legs and conforming gates, 28¾'' (73 cm) high, 33'' (84 cm) wide, 11¾'' (29 cm) deep [leaves folded down], 34'' (87 cm) [leaves up].
A Large 19th Century Oak Framed Armchair with Rococo Carving. The padded rectangular back and upholstered seat covered in foliate tapestry edged with brass studs. The frame carved all over with rows of Rococo C-scrolls, foliate flouirshes and crested cartouches to the centre-points. The cabriole legs united by a wavy X-form stretcher, 49'' (125 cm) high, 30'' (76 cm) wide.
An 18th Century Oak Relief Carving of a Hunting Scene depicting a huntsman with rifle sat by tree trunk aiming at wild boar, the centre of the carving pierced with a round aperture edged with a petaled fringe, 8'' (20 cm) high, 18'' (46 cm) wide, 3½'' (9 cm) thick.