The main storage unit from a “Scottish” chest of dawers made from flame mahogany veneers in the mid to late 1800s. The last photograph (from the internet is an example of how this chest would appear with the missing stand and the barley sugar columns missing from the front lower half.
What is good about this piece would be a fair question?
1. Useable as intended i.e. a chest of drawers immediately.
2. Very inexpensive.
3. The legs and columns are so much easier to recreate than the chest itself. In fact the columns may be available as reproductions from Graeme Brown’s excellent estblishment in Armadale, Victoria. Even if you don’t tackle this project, why not treat yourself to a visit to this Aladdin’s cave of restoration supplies.
126 cm x 59 cm x 120 cm high.
We have been operating for 30 years, selling antique furniture on consignment from this Victorian terrace shop.
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In original condition, this piece provides a large amount of storage immediately useable. Made from cedar c.1870. We have tried to be frank regarding the imperfections. Principally the split in the top and the trim around this section. All the original handles are intact and the drawers operate well.
A beautiful and practical piece of history, affordable now and restorable in the future.
118 cm wide x 47 cm deep and 123 cm high..
A Garry Shead numbered engraving marked “Metamophosis 27/50 2nd slate” in pencil and signed similarly in the lower right.
The image elegantly housed in a modern silver wood fame with the subject under glass.
Exposed engraving 30 cm high x 23 cm wide
Frame 60 cm high x 52 cm wide.
Price A$ 390
These come up very rarely.
An articulated or anglepoise desk or worktable light from the 1940’s. In Australia this work light was reinvented with great success by Planet. A style beloved of design devotees as well of those of us that just like to work under a bright light. We are particularly drawn to the on/off switch which looks like if it has been taken straight off the wall and sculpted in an integrated fashion to the base.
15 cm diameter at the base and 90 cm fully extended upwards.
A pair of armchairs made by L. Chr. Larsen and Son in Denmark in the 1960’s. This company worked for Hans Wegner and you can see the quality cabinetwork in the frames. Still bearing the original adhesive label (please see photograph).
Re-upholstered 20 years ago, some marks on the upholstery.
Each 70 cm wide x 75 cm deep and 70 cm high at the back
A comfortable armchair relatively narrow so an excellent fit for the bedroom or smaller room. Quite well made and formerly the property of a local interior decorator
66 cm wide x 90 cm deep and 80 cm high
An overmantle or wall mirror made in France from oak in the mid to late 1800s.
Generally in good order, the mirror is exhibiting signs of genuine age. This is generally (perhaps counter intuitively) regarded as a good thing by decorators, dealers and collectors.
85 cm wide x 15 cm deep and 125 cm high
A tall cabinet incorpoating a drop down desk with a gold tooled leather top. Similar in style to the fabulous Godwin cabinet with drop down desk recently sold by Leski’s in Armadale for $220,000. Well slightly similar!
On a more serious note, we make no secret of the fact that we love these tall desks that take up as much space as a book case and yet offer the desk writing option.
Solid oak and exhibiting some small issues associated with age.Please contact us for more related information.
105 cm wide x 35 cm deep x 184 cm high.
A double child’s desk in hardwood made around 1930 in Australia from Tasmanian oak. Good solid order.
92 cm wide x 45 cm deep and 70 cm high at it’s highest point.
A pair of well made modernist bedside chests of three drawers each.
$158 for a pair.
45 cm wide x 35 cm deep and 60 cm high.