Wood and Metal
We have a large and interesting collection of mahogany and brass furniture in stock at the moment. This type of furniture possibly derived from cabinetmakers fitting out carriages, ships and trains in the last century. Wood and brass was used for various fittings, such as door handles, luggage racks, and coat stands. Some of this furniture is quite unique, and all beautifully made with a combination of engineering and cabinet making. The cabinetmakers showed great versatility in incorporating the two different mediums of metal and wood together. Some of the notable cabinetmakers who excelled at this were Shoolbred of London, Morison & Co of Edinburgh, and John Taylor & Son of Edinburgh amongst others.
Mahogany and Brass Side Table/Canterbury
Circa 1890, unusual and very stylish mahogany and brass side table/Canterbury. The solid mahogany top has a three quarter wrap around brass gallery which has been gilded. Beneath the top is full length drawer with an elaborate brass handle. The table stands on four turned columns, finishing on slightly animalistic pad feet. In the centre is a Canterbury section with brass divisions, finished with small finials at each end.
Late Victorian Serpentine Rosewood Whatnot
Circa 1890, late Victorian three tier, serpentine rosewood and brass whatnot, with a shaped and fretted brass gallery on top and brass supports, all standing on brass castors. An attractive and functional piece.
Art Nouveau Mahogany and Brass Magazine Rack
Circa 1890, unusual Art Nouveau mahogany and brass magazine rack. The rectangular top has a three quarter wrap around pierced gallery. At the front is a large cast brass stylised handle, and this section falls forward to show three divisions inside. The piece is contained in a brass frame with turned uprights and shaped castings on the sides. There is a stylised apron on the front, cross over stretchers and the whole piece stands on cabriole brass legs.