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London Makers

by Brian Thompson April 13, 2017

MORRIS

A pair of bonised ‘Sussex’ armchairs with original rush seats, designed by Philip Webb for Morris & Co, circa 1875, 86cm (34in) high

A pair of ebonised Sussex armchairs designed by D G Rosetti, made by Morris & Co, with original rush seats, circa 1875, 86cm (34in) high. These chairs have the original distressed buttoned velvet covered horsehair squab cushions. The survival of fine original rush on Morris chairs depends on whether or not squab cushions have been used. It is rare to find the original squab cushions. Picture below.

W A S BENSON

A brass telescopic electric double table lamp, designed by W A S Benson, stamped to the base, circa 1895, 81cm (32in) high, 21cm (8in) base diameter

A pair of copper and brass candlesticks with stylised floral drip trays, designed by W A S Benson, stamped to the base, circa 1890, 27cm (10.5in) high.

LIBERTYS, REGENT STREET

A pair of 'Thebes' chairs of stained beech with polychrome and geometric decoration with studded leather seat and back, attributed to Liberty's, circa 1890, 82cm (32.5in) high.

A 'Thebes' stained beech stool with re-leathered hand-dyed seat, attributed to Liberty's, circa 1890, 38cm (15in) high.

A Liberty’s ‘Athelstan’ armchair in oak with splay arms and drop in original rush seat, circa 1900, illustrated in Liberty’s catalogue 1899, 90cm (35.5in) high.

An oak sideboard with rack above two drawers above two shaped, panelled, doors and with chamfered brackets to the overhang, with patinated handles, by Liberty's, illustrated in Liberty's catalogue, circa 1900, 174cm (68.5in) high, 173cm (68in) wide, 58cm (23in) deep.

A limed oak Liberty ‘Tudor’ table with one drawer, the plank top with moulded edge and pegged bracket supports, on raised, tapered and chamfered legs with pierced, tear-shaped tracery panels linked by a spiralling fluted stretcher. Provenance: made by Edwin T Hall & Edwin S Hall for Liberty’s Tudor building, stamped '2' with paper label 'Silks C2', circa 1924, 76cm (30in) high, 153cm (60in) long, 75cm (28.5in) wide.

A limed oak Liberty ‘Tudor’ table with one drawer, the plank top with moulded edge and pegged bracket supports, on raised, tapered and chamfered legs with pierced, tear-shaped tracery panels linked by a spiralling fluted stretcher. Provenance: made by Edwin T Hall & Edwin S Hall for Liberty’s Tudor building, stamped '8' with paper label 'Silks C2', circa 1924, 76cm (30in) high, 153cm (60in) long, 75cm (28.5in) wide.

Liberty & Co open bookcase with leaded glazed central door c 1900, illustrated in Liberty's catalogue.

Oak oval Liberty's centre table, with cross stretchers, circa 1900, labelled 'Liberty', 76cm (30in) high, 104cm (41in) long, 76cm (30in) wide.

An imposing mahogany stained beech two tier Moorish torchere wth mushabariyeh turnings to each tier, attributed to Liberty's, circa 1895, 120cm (47.5in) high, 48cm (19in) square.

A mahogany Moorish two tier occasional table with  musharabiyeh turnings to the shaped frieze, stamped, Liberty & Co, circa 1895, 69cm (27in) high, 48cm (19in) square.

A small proportioned cottage dresser with a rack over two doors, with shaped sides and tongue & groove back and with hinged side flaps, steel handles and strap hinges, by Liberty, stamped 861, circa 1900, 156cm (65.5in) high, 80cm (31.5in) wide, 121cm (47.5)in extended, 52cm (20.5in) deep.

An oak Moorish two tier occasional table with inset green and gray tiles and splay legs, stamped, Liberty & Co, circa 1895, 74cm (29in) high, 54cm (21in) wide, 39cm (15.5in) deep.

An Arts & Crafts 'Gouda' blue and white decorated four-lug vase with stylised flower decoration stamped Liberty & Co 064, circa 1905, high 20cm (8in) high.

An Arts & Crafts painted bookcase with leaded glazed doors and with spade cut-out to the shaped gallery, by Liberty, stamped to the lock, circa 1900, 113cm (44.5in) high, 107cm (42in) wide, 30cm (12in) deep.

An oak centre table with shaped cut-out to the frieze and brackets to the underside, h-stretcher, Liberty's, circa 1900, 76cm (30in) high, 114.5cm (45in) wide, 61cm (24in) deep.

An oak slatted barrel chair with upholstered seat, attributed to Liberty's, circa 1900, 75cm (29.5in) high.

A rare pair of octagonal café tables with arched and carved legs joined by chamfered cross stretchers and the tops with moulded edges, from the café at Liberty's, Regent Street, the design attributed to Richard Riemerschmidt, circa 1920, 63cm (25in) high, 60cm (23.5in) wide.

J A S SCHOOLBRED, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD

A walnut Moorish cabinet with musharabiyeh turnings to the top gallery above shaped folio shelves and arch and drawer above bevelled glass door, stamped 'Jas Schoolbred, Tottenham Court Road', circa 1895, 118cm (46.5in) high, 50cm (20in) wide, 36cm (14in) deep.

An oak, one drawer, Arts & Crafts sidetable  with shaped frieze and side brackets, turned legs, hammered steel backplates and handles, by J A S Shoolbred & Co, Tottenham Court Road, labelled, circa 1900, 76cm (30in) high, 81cm (32in) wide, 40cm (15.5in) deep.

HARRIS LEBUS, TOTTENHAM

An oak Arts & Crafts glazed bookcase over two drawers and two deep panelled doors, with yin-yan cutouts to the central arch and bronze patinated metalwork by Harris Lebus, circa 1900, 222cm (88in) high, 107cm (42in) wide, 42cm (17in) deep.

A nest of four oak tables with bevelled glass inset tops and beaded edges, by Harris Lebus, labelled, circa 1910, 76cm (30in) high, 61cm (24in) long, 41cm (16in) wide.

MAPLES, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD

An oak architectural wardrobe with tiered and bracketted cornice, turquoise coloured lead glazed lights, mirror door over single drawer, on trapezium shaped base, with deep moulded panels to the sides, patinated handles and strap hinges, Maples & Co, labelled, circa 1900, 212cm (83.5in) high, 138cm (54in) wide, 66cm (26in) deep.

HEAL & SONS, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD

An oak two door wardrobe over chest of three graduated drawers with fielded panelled doors and with dentil cornice, ironwork handles, strap hinges and heart shaped escutcheons, designed by Ambrose Heal, from the Mansfield range, design no. 235, made by The Guild of Handicrafts in 1898 and subsequently by Heals, illustrated in Heals catalogue, 190cm (75in) high, 118.5cm (40in) wide, 56cm (22in) deep.

An oak chest of two short over three graduated drawers on turned feet and with steel heart shaped escutcheons and handles, from the 'Newlyn' range designed by Ambrose Heal, circa 1898, 107cm (47in) high, xxcm (xxin) wide, 56cm (22in) deep.

An oak chest of two short over two long drawers on turned feet and with steel handles, from the 'Newlyn' range designed by Ambrose Heal, impressed tin Heals label on the back, circa 1898, 83cm (32.5in) high, 92cm (36in) wide, 53cm (21in) deep.

A faded walnut clock with convex face, brass numerals and hands and movement by Zenith, for Heals, circa 1930, illustrated in Heals catalogue, 34cm (13in) diameter.

An oak table with shaped ends on chamfered sledge feet, chamfered stretcher, through tenons to the ends and lower shelf and through tenons to the top, designed by Ambrose Heal, circa 1925, illustrated in Heal's catalogue, 76cm (30in) high, 183cm (72in) long, 91.5cm (36in) wide.

An oak cabinet of two panelled doors above three deep drawers above three long drawers within moulded frame, with inset oval grip handles, central drawers on brass wheeled runners originally for files, Heals, labelled, circa 1925, 155cm (61in) high, 102cm (40in) wide, 69cm (27in) deep.

An oak chest of drawers with two short drawers above two long drawers with oval inset hand grips and exposed dovetail construction to the sides and top, designed by Ambrose Heal in 1905, labelled, circa 1920, 76cm (30in) high, 92cm (36in) wide, 47cm (18.5in) deep.

An oak bookcase with shaped sides designed by Ambrose Heal, circa 1910, illustrated in Heals catalogues, 120cm (47in) high, 53cm (21in) wide, 18cm (7in) deep.

A matched pair of oak pier bookcases designed by Ambrose Heal, circa 1910, illustrated in Heals catalogue, 120cm (47in) high, 38cm (15in) wide, 16cm (6.5in) deep.

A weathered oak dresser with three glazed doors over an open gallery above three raised fielded panelled drawers over three panelled doors, with turned ebony handles, Heals, stamped 502, circa 1925, 178cm (70in) high, 152cm (60in) wide, 48cm (19in) deep

A fine limed oak Cotswold style panelled two door wardrobe with decorated chip carving to the frame, labelled 'Heals', circa 1920, 183cm (72in) high, 92cm (36in) wide, 51cm (20in) deep. Inside hanging space and mirror … on bun feet …

A limed oak Cotswold style bedside cupboard with panelled door, exposed dovetail construction and with decorated chip carving to the frame, by Heals, circa 1920, 76cm (30in) high, 37cm (14.5in) wide, 35cm (13.75in) deep.

A limed oak two door bow fronted gentleman's wardrobe, the interior with hanging space and fitted with four graduated drawers with military chest brass handles, by Heals, circa 1925, 106cm (42in) high, 112cm (44in) wide, 57cm (22.5in) deep.

An oak lattice back nursing armchair with original rush seat and sledge feet, from the Tilden range, circa 1920, 70cm (27.5in) high.

An oak hexagonal two tier coffee table with moulded reeded legs by Heals, labelled, circa 1930, 51cm (20in) high, 79cm (31in) wide.

A quarter sawn limed oak cupboard on chest, two upper doors over three drawers, with applied geometric bolection mouldings and turned wooden handles, on bun feet, made by Heals, labelled, circa 1933, 120cm (47in) high, 76cm (30in) wide, 47cm (18.5in) deep.

A set of four oak Cotswold style dining chairs (three sides, one arm) with double inset horizontal slats and drop-in seats, by Heals, illustrated in Heals catalogue, circa 1925, 97cm (37in) high.

PARKER KNOLL

A pair of oak reclining armchairs, the front stiles chamfered all round, labelled Parker Knoll, circa 1920, 96cm (38in) high, 69cm (35in) deep.

BOWMAN BROTHERS OF CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON

A cabinet in quartered walnut with stylised thuya wood and mother of pearl inlay, rosewood handles, shaped bracket feet and labelled 'Bowman Brothers, Camden', circa 1930, 105cm (42in) high, 87cm (34in) wide, 48cm (19in) deep.

ROWLEY GALLERY, KENSINGTON

A Rowley Gallery mirror with intarsia panel inset and distressed gilt frame, with paper label, circa 1930, 51cm (20in) high, 19cm (7.5in) wide.

A Rowley Gallery mirror with marquetry panel of stork and baby, paper label, circa 1920, 51cm (20in) high, 19cm (7.5in) wide.

A Rowley Gallery mirror with intarsia inlay panel and distressed bohl carved frame, paper label, circa 1930, 62cm (24.5in) high, 32cm (12.5in) wide.

HART, SON, PEARD & CO, LONDON

An imposing telescopic brass and bell-metal electric standing lamp on tripod with eagle claw feet, by Hart, Son, Peard & Co, London, circa 1900, 180cm (70.5in) high, 48cm (19in) wide.

UPCHURCH

A large ovoid blue and brown glaze Art Pottery vase by Upchurch, stamped, circa 1920. 36cm (14in) high.

A large vase, grey and blue splashed over green, stamped Upchurch, circa 1920, 25cm (9.75in) high.

An impressive Upchurch Pottery balaster shaped pink, cream and splashed-blue glaze vase, stamped, circa 1920, 34cm (13.5in) high.

A large footed vase, blue rim over green, incised Upchurch, circa 1920,    25cm (9.75in) high.

A large blue glazed vase, incised Upchurch, circa 1920, 28cm (11in) high.

An Upchurch two handled vase of blue/green glaze with incised mark 'Upchurch', circa 1920. 26cm (10in) high.

A large two handled vase with blue and buff glaze, stamped Upchurch, circa 1920, 32cm (12.5in) high.

An Upchurch Pottery green/blue glaze bowl, stamped, circa 1920, 11cm (4.5in) high, 21.5cm (8.5in) diameter.

A mottled blue-grey glazed Upchurch vase with incised mark 'Upchurch', circa 1920,  18cm (7in)

A late Upchurch, matt green glazed double-lugged vase, stamped 'Claverdon' 15cm (6in) high

An unusual shaped Upchurch Pottery vase of square form with lugs and with a blue dribble decoration, stamped, circa 1920, 15cm (6in) high.

 




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