Here’s a selection of this week’s buys – they have a very antique feel to them, it has to be said.
We’ll start with the small chair. It’s a 19th century child’s low-back Windsor dating from about 1820. It’s a little tired and dusty, but will clean and wax beautifully. A great little buy!
We’re still in the 19th century with these two pieces of kitchenalia. First a Victorian bread board…
…this one has lovely carved decoration around the rim – leaves… or possibly feathers.
And then a lidded metal spice tin dating from the same period.
It has compartments for the different flavourings. It would have been things like nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and pepper in those days… but the world’s your oyster.
This old shop counter would make a wonderful kitchen piece itself. It has the original internal fittings which make fantastic spice drawers. The coin scoops for loose spices and the compartments for packets etc.
Just to prove we’ve not turned our back on the 1960s, we’ve got these two classic items from the period… an orange Herbert Terry Anglepoise lamp – and the Carltonware princess money box designed by Vivienne Brennan. Along with the small green stool (yes, you’ve guessed it – Victorian), they certainly add a splash of colour to the group.
As always, the items will be split between our web shop and antiques centre space. Drop us a line if you’ve got any questions about them.