Original Oil Painting Still Life France French Poppies

A large original oil painting of poppies in the impressionist style from the early 1900’s. The frame is a little misleading in that it appears to be 1950’s. One of our knowledgable customers, experienced in this area, pointed out that the cream painted inner slip is probably early 20th century while the outer frame has been replaced. So easy when you know how!

Painted in Belgium, Holland or Northern France the next step is to try and decipher that signature. We have included a black and white shot if anyone has a clue.

Item Measurements. 117 cm wide x 92 cm high and the current framing is about 9 cm deep

Price A$ 825

Ceramic Jars Pair Delftware Boch Blue and White. Now Sold

An impressive and beautiful pair of Delftware lidded vessels. Stylistically dating from the 16th century, these reproduction items have been made by Boch for Royal Spinx. Both these Flemish companies commenced trading in the early 1800 ‘s and these examples are from the mid 1900’s. For us these classic items would look great in the window or on the mantlepiece or dining table.

Though, in our experience it is our purchasing clients that deliver the most imaginative and elegant settings for the pieces you see at Grays. I sometimes wish I could share the photos I receive of Grays stock in their eventual new homes.

Item Measurements

25 cms wide and 48 cms high (2).

Price A$475

Modern Extension Table and 6 High Back Chairs

This one is really quite clever. A comfortable solid compact table in Tasmanian oak. With a very built in extension at each end. We may have led a sheltered life over the last 30 years in this game, but we had not previously encountered this method. Each end has a fold out (butterfly ) leaf that can be used independently. The table is very solid ( a good start for a robust entertaining life), and the fabric covered chairs are comfortable, clean and well sprung. Faults? A 0.5 cm bruise on one edge.

Recommended.

Price A$ 790

Item Measurements

Closed 90 cm x 120 cm x 77 (each leaf adds 42 cm).

Chairs standard height 46 cm.

Blouse Chest of Drawers Depression Bedroom Seagrass Storage

From the early 1900’s this useable piece of furniture is a traditional Australian American piece made from wooden kerosene boxes covered in fabric and fitted into a wooden frame mostly, as in this case, bound with seagrass decoration. Historically accurate and still entirely usable.

One of two in stock in stock at the time of writing.

Item Measurements

60 cm wide x 40 cm deep and 102 cm high

Price A$135

Oak Bureau Desk Secretaire Antique France Dutch

An antique desk with a folding top in the Dutch style, Made in Northern Europe in the mid 1800’s, this useful piece of furniture is entirely practical in large or more modest accomodation, offering a large ready to use cleared desk with paperwork drawers in the upper compartment. Below three further huge drawers for your clothes, or whatever you wish. The covert surprise, the secret compartment hidden in the writing top. Please don’t tell any one!

So what’s the bad news? In 1870 someone left a wine glass brimming with burgundy on the top, and there is a ring mark from the foot. Remove it if you wish.

Item Measurements

130 cm wide x 60 cm deep and 107 cm high

Price A$ 1520