A substantial carved chest of drawers with a hidden compartment under the removeable top. Speaking of which imagine how fabulous this piece would look with a white or black marble top. More antique paraffin lamps available. Chest $590, lamps $80 to $220.
Measuring 140 x 57 x 80 cms high.
Antique French oak hall seat c 1880 1485, slightly shabby chandelier 69
One of a set of four reproduction bentwood café chairs $89 each. In the background a tribal carving of a ‘male’ warrior $195. And two of six Jacobean Revival oak dining chairs similar to the two armchairs recently mentioned. This set $295 for six.
From the mid 16th century this marble well head was photographed in an English antique magazine
Purchased in Italy in the 1950’s this gold painted vase is Small but beautiful $ 19.
You can sometimes use clues like this to help arrive at the age of furniture.
The two oak planks in the top of this refrectory table from France have shrunk at different rates. The table appears to be from the 1600’s, however if that was the case we would expect this joint to be significantly more worn as it on the top and frequently touched by human hands. So we suspect tha the
the rsblr is more recent. However there
is definitely some age as these old planks would have taken 50 to 100 years to shrink evenly but consistently in this fashion. So our guess, early 20th century, possibly a little later.
In kauri pine, made in Australia around 1900 with an unusual bow front decoration in the centre. $285.00.