An exceptional mahogany George III travelling dressing chest. The hinged top opens to reveal various compartments for accessories and a central hinged mirror, below is a writing drawer. The drawers comprise a unique arrangement which include a bottles drawer, a large drawer with the chests original pewter bowls and a 'night stool' at the bottom. This piece of furniture was exhibited at: Phillips of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, 'Exhibition of Furniture for Travel 1760-1860', June 1987. A similar models can be seen in: The V and A's collection https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O372188/dressing-table/ The London Society of Cabinet Makers, 'The cabinet-makers' London book of prices', 1793, plate 9, fig. 2 - 'Gentleman's stand with night stool at bottom' The Royal Museums Greenwich https://www.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/rmgc-object-3589
18th Century Irish elm settle bed. The seat folds forward to reveal a cot bed. An utterly charming metamorphic provincial piece of space saving furniture. The bench has been fully restored with the addition of new feet - there is old worm and deterioration to the wood however this is historic and now stable and solid.
George III Chair£1,450.00
A well proportioned petite Georgian wing armchair newly upholstered in a G P & J Baker fabric. When we collected this chair from our upholsterer he informed us of the wonderful piece of history this little chair holds. Inside is a note which reads as follows 'This chair was reupholstered on the Kaisers birthday 1915. He received his present from our navy on Sunday last. G Stewart c/o ... Guild and Son. North Berwick. This chair was recovered on Feb 16th 1943 Crieff The war still goes on The Russians just captured Rostov on Don Hitler said we were ... but he forgot about the 51st. J. McRobie c/o Gilbert ...' Gerry, our upholsterer and the most recent person to leave his mark on this special chair tells us he left his own note in the chair which we decided to leave between him and the next time this chair goes on to tell another story.
This little trail of history started 106 years ago but this only tells half of this chairs story originally being made between 1760-1820, I wonder what the next 100 years holds.
Reclining 1920's French steamer deck chair. Stamped ASCA marque de fabrique deposée breveté S.G.D.G This chair is of the finest quality and is a perfect example from a bygone era. The chair has its original fabric which is in tact and in good condition but does come with expected marks from a 100 year old piece.