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20 July 2017
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Elizabethan shoe horn
Extremely rare Elizabethan shoe horn

English dating to 1603

Robart Mindvm , made this shoing horne for Benjamyn
Gibson annodomini 1603 sarve God

If you are interested in viewing this piece please enquire first as I am selling it for a client and it is not kept at merchant house antiques

Check out https://www.academia.edu/20393370/A_catalogue_of_shoehorns_made_by_Robert_Mindum_1593-1613

https://leatherworkingreverend.wordpress.com/category/mindum-and-imitators/

for lots more info on these shoe horns

Ref: Mha / cs / sharples
Price: £15,000





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ART DECO BRONZE PANTHER , MAURICE PROST
STUNNING ART DECO BRONZE "PANTHERE MARCHANT"

THIS PIECE IS NOT SIGNED BUT IS FROM THE ORIGINAL BY " MAURICE PROST " IT IS MARKED BRONZE ON THE BACK LEG

AN ORIGINAL AND RARE FRENCH ART DECO PERIOD PROWLING PANTHER BY THE PHENOMINAL MAURICE PROST (1894-1967) THIS SCULPTURE INSPIRED BY ONE CREATED AS A LIFE SIZE BRONZE PANTHER FOR THE COLONIAL EXHIBITION IN PARIS 1931

THIS SCULPTURE IS BRONZE ON A BLACK SLATE BASE AND IS CIRCA 1930'S ALTHOUGH PROST LOST AN ARM IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR HE WENT ON TO BE KNOWN AS ONE OF THE GREATEST SCULPTORS OF THE ART DECO PERIOD AND EXHIBITED IN EDGAR BRANT'S GALLERY AT THE SALON D'AUTOMNE IN 1923 AND RECEIVED COUNTLESS ACCOLADES AND AWARDS FOR HIS WORK

H 7 INCHES OR 18 CMS
W 13.3/4 INCHES OR 35 CMS
D 3.3/4 INCHES OR 9.5CMS

Ref: MHA
Price: £7,495





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GILLOW MAHOGANY PARTNERS DESK
FINE QUALITY GILLOWS PARTNERS DESK WITH 9 DRAWERS TO THE FRONT AND 2 CUPBOARDS TO THE REAR.

THIS DELIGHTFUL ANTIQUE DESK RETAINS ITS WOODEN HANDLES AND AN ORIGINAL TAN EMBOSSED LEATHER WRITING SURFACE, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED A SUPERB MELLOW PATINA OVER THE YEARS.

THERE ARE 9 SMOOTHLY RUNNING DRAWERS TO THE FRONT, THE MIDDLE DRAWER OF WHICH IS STAMPED "GILLOW." height 30" length 60" depth 36"
THE LEG ROOM BELOW IS 24" WIDE AND 24" HIGH WITH A GOOD WIDE ARCH. KEYS AVAILABLE.

SHOWN HERE IN OUR BEST SHOWROOM CONDITION, HAVING BEEN CHECKED, LIGHTLY REFURBISHED AND THEN WAX POLISHED TO SHOW ITS THE SUPERB QUALITY OF THE MAHOGANY. A VERY SPECIAL DESK.

DELIVERY CAN BE ARRANGED TO MOST AREAS, SO PLEASE CALL Overseas / USA enquiries welcome , please contact us direct for competitive shipping quotes
Ref: WIL
Price: £5,850





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ROSEWOOD MICROSCOPE SLIDE COLLECTORS CABINET
A mid 19th Century Collectors cabinet for microscope slides in Rosewood.

Two glazed doors, each with working locks and keys, open to reveal two banks of drawers a total of 72 for slides.
Each drawer is numbered with room for 30 slides in each.
There is an extra drawer at the bottom of each bank, presumably for paperwork.

68 cms high.
31 cms deep.
63 cms wide.
Ref: R/0217/GEUT
Price: £4,950





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Art Deco pedestal desk
The most fabulous Art Deco pedestal desk

Dating to around the 1930's , this piece is very much of the period with Macassar Ebony banding intricate inlay detailing ebony & ivorine , original silver plated key escutcheons , keys will be supplied for each of the 7 drawers , original leather inserts to the top / side slides

This piece can free stand as has faux drawers and detailing to the reverse side , the whole piece can come apart for ease of transportation / delivery

Photo's shown prior to going into the workshops for cleaning / polishing

It was suggested that this desk was designed for an architect so plans could be put in the full length pigeon holes


Height 31 inches
Width 64 inches
Depth 34 inches


kneeehole dimensions
24 inches high
26 inches wide

Slide dimensions

26.5 inches X 14.5
Ref: Mha0054/42/03/7120
Price: £4,795





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BOOKCASE / CABINET c 1880
A most impressive late 19th century French Mahogany display bookcase / cabinet with beautifully inlaid brass panels and embellishments. Their are 5 substantial and adjustable brass fronted oak shelves with a good depth, suitable for deep books / ledgers. The doors all function well with bright clear glass and working locks and keys.

This bookcase / cabinet provides an enormous amount of storage, display and book space, with the advantage of being easily dismantled for moving when needed. Shown here in excellent condition having been lightly refurbished and wax polished, while retaining a rich mellow antique patination.

Dimensions: Height 95"...241cm. Width 82"..209cm. Depth..20" 51cm

Further details on request with carriage to most areas... please call.
Ref: WIL
Price: £4,400





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19th century Mahogany chest on chest. English C 1800
Attractive mahogany serpentine fronted chest on chest with brushing slide.
English, circa 1790-1800. Compact and beautifully made. Not too tall, which is an advantage when reaching for the top drawers,!

Well maintained by former owners and shown here in best showroom condition, having been lightly refurbished and wax polished. The drawers are oak lined and are running smoothly, with brass swan neck handles and a working key.
Very useful brushing slide.

The quality is excellent with lovely detail to the cornice and fretted sides. There's a well pronounced serpentine shape to this chest and while of compact size, there is an enormous amount of useful storage space with the benefit of the brushing slide.

The colour is a rich and mellow mahogany with a good antique patination. A superb chest and an increasingly rare item.

Call for a shipping quote ....you might be pleasantly surprised
Ref: WIL
Price: £4,200





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Military / campaign chest of drawers
Top quality 19th century military / campaign chest of drawers constructed from solid teak .

Shown here prior to going into the workshops to be waxed and polished

Fabulous handles , the detailing of all the screw heads facing the same direction is a true sign of the quality of this piece . Panelled drawer bottoms and back

Original label to the back ( hard to make out exactly what it says. )

Missing side carrying handles we are trying to find some antique replacements


Height 42 inches
Width 42 inches
Depth 18.5 inches
Ref: Mha0061/70/30/71
Price: £3,950





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mahogany desk
Top quality Edwardian mahogany and inlaid kidney shaped desk

English circa 1900 with original leather . Hobbs locks all the drawers are mahogany lined lovey brass castors

This piece has been through our workshops and been cleaned and polished and is ready to be placed in you home .

This is one of best kidney shaped desks we have had the weight and quality of this piece is superb

We can offer viewing via FaceTime which we find a very useful tool for clients ...

Height 30 inches 76 cms
Width 48 inches 122 cms
Depth 26 inches or 66 cms

Kneehole dimensions
24 inches high by 16 inches wide
Ref: Mha0051/61/20/71
Price: £3,495





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Napoleon III writing table
The most stunning Napoleon III writing table

French dating to around the 1870's , large single drawer to the front ( with working lock and key ) inlaid on all sides so can free stand

Veneered with Rosewood , legs are solid rosewood inlaid with various specimen woods over a parquetry background

This piece has been through our workshops been cleaned / polished having a wonderful finish / patina ready to be placed in your home


Width 42 inches
Depth 26 inches
Height 30 inches

Height under drawer 24.5 inches
Ref: Mha0002/62/40/7120
Price: £3,495





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Georgian linen press
Very good quality early 19th century

English dating to around the 1820's with original brass swan neck handles , kickout bracket feet , all its slides

This piece has been through our workshops been cleaned / polished all the drawers run smoothly

This piece has a fabulous colour / patina ..

H 80 inches
W 49 inches
D 24.5 inches
Ref: Mha0751/07/40/7102
Price: £3,495





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Mahogany pedestal desk
Good quality 19th century mahogany and ormolu mounted pedestal desk

French circa 1870's from the Napoleon III period , constructed from solid mahogany over an oak frame , with original leather inserts to the top and side slides

This is a very stylish and practical desk and having the added benefit of slides either side for a bit of extra space , can free stand as polished on all sides

This piece has been through our workshops been cleaned and polished all the drawers run smoothly working locks to all drawers supplied with 7 keys

Original leather has a number of marks and blemishes but this only adds to the charm of the desk

We can offer viewing via facetime if you cant come to view in person

Height 30.5 inches
Width 57 inches
Depth 31.5 inches

Kneehole 23 wide 24.5 inches high
Ref: mha0571/40/70/7120
Price: £3,495





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Large refectory table
Very substantial oak refectory table , fabulous chunky oak top

Will seat 10/12 people , the top can come off for ease of delivery / delivery

Length 2.97 meters or 117 inches
Width 84 cms or 33 inches
Height 75 cms or 29.5 inches

Overhang at ends 11.5 inches
Ref: Mha0051/82/50/7120
Price: £3,495





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Gunter's Hororay Quadrant
Gunters Hororay brass quadrant

Engraved with animals and figures one side and angles on the other

This item is being sold on behalf of a client and is not on display at Merchant House , please ring first if you wish to view.

Ref: mha/comm
Price: £3,495





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Early 20th CENTURY AMBOYNA CONSOLE TABLE
Superb Late 19th century Amboyna Console table with period Marble top in excellent condition. This delightful table is French . c 1900. Shows Paris attributable to E Schamiot ser no 1475

Shown here in best showroom condition, having been kept in beautiful condition by former London owners, and simply checked over and wax polished by us.

The original antique mirror/glass in the base has some small areas of wear consistent with age, but is generally clear and bright.The Marble top is completely original with no repairs whatsoever. A lovely mellow console with a terrific antique patination throughout.

Shipping to most areas.....please call
Ref: WIL
Price: £3,400





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MAHOGANY BOOKCASE C 1830
Very attractive figured Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase in excellent condition. English. C 1830.

This delightful item of Antique English Library furniture came from a large West country home, having been well looked after by former owners. The figured veneers are superb and the entire bookcase has a mellow antique patina.

The bookcase stands on a plinth base, with 2 doors above, then a pull out secretaire with 6 drawers, pigeon holes and a Burgundy leather writing surface. The top section has 6 beautiful original glass panes and 4 mahogany fronted substantial adjustable book shelves which are 10" deep.

The cornice compliments the bookcase as an elegant "top Hat." into which the top 2 doors locate and secure.

A really fabulous antique English Bookcase with loads of useful storage and adjustable book space. Its one of those rare pieces which has hardly been touched since being made 150 years ago.

height 96.5" depth 23" width 47"
Ref: WIL
Price: £3,250





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Antique oak dresser
Good Welsh oak dresser dating to around 1810

Lovely colour / patination , with cream bowl pot board

This piece has been through our workshops . been cleaned polished and is ready to be placed in your home

Height 86 inches
Width 72 inches
Depth 19.5 inches
Ref: Mha0051/61/30/71
Price: £2,985





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Oak dresser
Wonderful, Early 19th century oak dresser . Dating to around 1800

Predominantly made of oak with some elm and pine carcass, great colour and patina ..

It is a very characterful piece and has had some repairs over the years ( but haven't we all ) but this only adds to the history and style of the piece ...

This piece was purchased direct from a house in north Wales

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It has had signs of old woodworm but our restoration team and given it a treatment just to be on the safe side
Ref: Mha0071/70/7120
Price: £2,895





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Mid 19th century Camphor wood chest c1850
Superb Mid 19th Century Camphor wood Chest of 5 Drawers in excellent condition. This delightful Antique chest has brass carrying handles, original drawer handles and corner plates. The Aroma of camphor is moderately strong,
the entire chest being made of such timber. The beautiful drawer fronts are further embellished with fine ebony inlay.

This chest has been thoroughly checked over, lightly refurbished and then wax polished to further enhance its superb antique patination. An increasingly rare item much prized for the exotic Camphor wood.

height 50.5" depth 21.5" width 47"

Please call for a competitive delivery quote

Ref: WIL
Price: £2,850





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Georgian Mahogany sideboard c1800
This is an absolutely delightful Antique Georgian sideboard. English C 1800.
The colour and patination is a pleasure to behold. It is a most useful item having plenty of storage and as a Server.

There are 2 drawers on the top left, a single drinks drawer for bottles on the right hand side and a door opening on the left bottom side. The Satinwood cross- banding and marquetry shells and inlays are beautifully done. The drawer handles are an ancient replacement, most likely replaced Mid 19th century.
Overall, an attractive and most useful piece of antique furniture, which is becoming increasingly scarce these days.

Delivery available to most areas.....please call for a competitive quote
Ref: WIL
Price: £2,850



 

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