We are (unusually) reticent about commenting on this one. No idea where it is from, or it’s intended purpose. Possibly a breastplate from PNG. Any hints out there in the wide, wide world. Are there any students of ethnic culture that can identify this carving. May we note that the top uprights are partly hinged by secure weaving, indicating that it could be worn and adapt to movement.
48 cm wide x 86 cm high and approx. 5 cm thick
An antique hall stand made from blackwood in Australia in the early 1900’s. Complete and in good order with hooks and storage box in the base.
100 cm wide x 30 cm deep and 210 cm high.
From the early 1900’s this antique Suthland drop sided table is made from mahogany with fine square bucket castors on the two supporting legs. Each flap measures 25 cm giving a top area of 65 cm x 54 cm.
Closed and folded this table is 54 cm x 15 cm x 58 cm high.
Made by reputable and still active Melbourne upholsterer Alexander J. Cook of Essendon. This is a large and comfortable ottoman finished in blue corduroy with a buttoned top and braided trim. Would make good occasional seating or footstool.
110 cm x 73 cm x 43 cm high.
A fine reproduction pair of armchairs in the French style of Louis XV. Carved woooden decoration on the arms, back and legs. Excellent black and white upholstery. No faults to speak of.
65 cm wide x 70 cm deep and 96 cm high.
Price A$490 for two
This is a beautifully uphostered sofa from the late 1800’s, featuring carved wood and a rare button back. All ceramic castors are intact. Springing excellent. Highy recommended. No faults to mention.
Handy tip. Install one of these in the kitchen. While reclining you could embrace the new vogue for slow cooking.
200 cm long, 85 cm deep and 98 cm high.
Price A$ 880.