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Pair of vintage botanical pressed flowers – white water lily and yellow toadflax

Exquisite and striking pair of pressed flowers, both collected during the same 1939 expedition by Swedish botanist Torvald Fransson. These are truly beautiful pieces of artwork, both in good vintage condition (with slight discoloration of the paper that is evidence of its pre-war heritage).  One is a large pressed flower and leaf of the Nymphaea alba family – this is also known as the European white water lily, white water rose or white nenuphar, an aquatic flowering plant of the family Nymphaeaceae. It is native to North Africa, temperate Asia, Europe and Tropical Asia (India). This was collected from an area called Vaggeryd in the South of Sweden and pressed on 22 July 1939. The other is a common (or yellow) toadflax, a wildflower species found in most of Europe, northern Asia and as far east as Siberia and western China. This was collected by the same botanist from the same area in Sweden and pressed on 22 July 1939. (A total of 5 pairs from the same botanist is available.)

The detailed description of the annotations on each page adds to the interest and appeal.

Would look wonderful properly framed or very simply hung on a peg.

 

Dimensions

24w x 40h cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £6 or email us to collect.

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Beautiful vintage pine table top drawers

Beautiful and unusual set of table top drawers in pine.

It is of a large size and comprises six practical drawers, each of which is fitted with small vintage brass handles and lined with original, patterned paper.

Ideal for use in an office as a stationery box, as jewellery storage in a bedroom or can serve a variety of other purposes.

We love the unusual pine finish and patterned paper, both making it special.

 

Dimensions

39w x 25d x 39h cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £9 or email us to collect.

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Stunning 1960s polished stone and iron cocktail table

Stunningly designed polished stone and gilded metal cocktail table, probably from the 1950s/60s. This is a unique and very stylish piece.  We believe the petite proportions and simple but incredibly stylish mid-century design points to Italian origin.

The polished stone top looks (and weighs) like marble and sits perfectly in the metal gilded frame. The sides are designed to allow easy movement of the table around the room.  Would look fantastic in any home, as part of a mid-century look or something more eclectic. Can be used as a side or small coffee table.

 

Dimensions

70w x 40d x 45h cms

 

Delivery

Standard delivery not available. Email us to arrange own pickup or alternative delivery arrangements.

 

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Mid-century filing drawers

Attractive mid-century timber filing drawers (one retains the original card separator).  These have been painted at a later stage.  They retain their original brass label holders and handles.

A great vintage storage accessory.

 

Dimensions

50.5w x 41.5d x 18.5h cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £12 or email us to collect.

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Mid-century French oak school pegs

This is an attractive set of oak, mid-century French school pegs.  The coat rack comprises 12 pegs making it ideal for family use, for a child’s bedroom or can be used in the kitchen to hang many useful utensils.

The metal pegs are pretty and original.  Left as found, it is cut in an unusual shape at either ends (probably to fit a particular space) but it could easily be sawn level if preferred.

A nice classic piece.

 

Dimensions

146.5w x 2d x 10.5h cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £13 or email us to collect.

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Pretty French landscape, oil on canvas

Charming and small oil on canvas of a French countryside landscape.  Probably from the turn of the century and signed by the artist,  this painting depicts a typical french scene with a subtle colour palette.

We love the tones, its age and the charming atmosphere.

 

Dimensions

33w x 24h cm

  

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £7 or email us to collect.

Pretty French landscape, oil on wood panel Out Of Stock

Pretty French landscape, oil on wood panel

Small and very attractive oil on wood panel of a rural French landscape.  Probably late 19th century, this painting is confidently done, and finely painted with a beautiful colour palette.

This is a lovely piece, which can just rest leaning on a shelf, enhancing any room in the home.

 

Dimensions

23.5w x 19h cm

  

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £7 or email us to collect.

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Pair of vintage botanical pressed flowers

Exquisite pair of pressed flowers, from 1939, of a botanical collection by botanist Torvald Fransson . These are beautiful pieces of artwork, both in good vintage condition (although there is a slight discoloration of the paper). The detailed description of the annotations on each page adds to the interest and appeal.

Would look wonderful properly framed.

 

Dimensions

24w x 40h cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £7 or email us to collect.

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Pair of framed botanical pressed flowers

Pretty pair of pressed flowers, from a French botanical collection.

There is a detailed annotation on each of them which adds to the interest and appeal.

One frame comprises of a Liguminalae Vicia Hybrida Vetch (common vetch) and a Liliaceae Tulipa (tulip), and the other, a Rosaceae Cydonia Vulgaris (quince), and a Labiatae Thymus (thyme).

These have been recently very sympathetically framed in timber and are beautiful pieces of artwork, in good vintage condition.  Perfect for the natural home.

 

Dimensions

46w x 39.5h cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £12 or email us to collect.

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Victorian child’s armchair

A delightful 19th century child’s chair with a spindle back and woven seat in great condition. Very pretty and functional.

Perfect for a bedroom, sitting room or snug, though decorative anywhere in the home!

 

Dimensions

30 seat h x 39w x 34d cm

  

Delivery

Standard delivery not available. Email us to arrange own pickup or alternative delivery arrangements.

 

1950s educational poster – the butterbur Out Of Stock

1950s educational poster – the butterbur

Gorgeous poster of a painting of a Butterbur by artist Oktar Zejbrlik, published in 1953. This poster is an original, used in Czech state education for nurses to understand the role and value of Butterbur for medicinal purposes (combatting fevers and allergies). The colours are truly beautiful. Supported by pine rods at the top and bottom with a hanging hook. Would bring real character to any room, and it would be very difficult to find another!

 

Dimensions

85h x 60w cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £9 or email us to collect.

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Vintage french table or small desk

This is a very elegant and dainty vintage table or small desk from France.   Most probably dating from the 1930s,  this attractive French vintage table features a small practical drawer to the front and beautiful elegant tapered legs.

We love the original handle, which is a very lovely feature.  There is some imperfection to the drawer, and a little repair to the top at the back of the table which is hardly visible (particularly once positioned against a wall).

A great addition to an empty corner or could also be used as a children’s desk.

 

Dimensions

83w x 55 dx 77h cm

 

Delivery

Standard delivery not available. Email us to arrange own pickup or alternative delivery arrangements.

 

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Pair of beautiful botanical pressed flowers – 1958/59

Exquisite pair of pressed flowers, from a botanical collection by Swedish botanist Lars Olof Asplund, created in 1958 and 1959. Two pressed flowers comprising a Bogbean, collected and pressed  in July 1958, and a Black Bindweed, collected and pressed by the same botanist but on 23 July 1959.

These are beautiful pieces of artwork, both in good vintage condition. The detailed description of the annotations on each page adds to the interest and appeal. Would look wonderful properly framed, and suitable for most rooms in the home.

 

Dimensions

24w x 40h cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £7 or email us to collect.

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Set of two beautiful botanical pressed flowers – 1930s

Exquisite set of two pressed flowers:  one from a botanical collection by the famous Swedish botanist Erik Asplund (see: http://www2.nrm.se/fbo/hist/asplund/asplund.html.e), created in 1937 and another collected in 1933 by Nora Stromberg.

Asplund’s flower is the Statice Armeria Thrift (Sea Thrift) and Stromberg’s is a Centaurea Cyanus (black ball cornflower). Asplund was the curator for the Swedish Museum for Natural History from 1927 to 1953 and he has been associated with naming more than 60 new species. His collection is still housed and maintained in the Swedish Department of Botany.

These are beautiful pieces of scientific artwork, both in good vintage condition. The detailed description of the annotations on each page adds to the interest and appeal.

 

Dimensions

24w x 40h cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £6 or email us to collect.

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Rustic Hungarian hall table or desk

Characterful old pine table with drawer to the front, in attractive ‘period’ green paint.

This table has been loved for many decades with signs of age and use obvious throughout, including several dints to the top and wear marks around the handle. Some evidence of old woodworm in a few places underneath but this has been treated and cannot be seen.

A good sized table that would work well as a small breakfast table, a desk for a study or perhaps as a hall table for a large house. A great piece in a strong colour.

 

Dimensions

130w x 70d x 82h cm

 

Delivery

(to mainland UK only): £65 or email us to collect.

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19th century “rusty” safe – highly original and decorative

A very unusual lockable safe of some age, with original working lock and key.  Manufactured by Charles Henry Griffiths & Sons of 43 Cannon Street, London, who were specialist fire and thief-proof safe manufacturers at the end of the 19th century.

Inside, the safe retains its original paint and lock, with three shelves, two brass chains to support the door and a pretty little drawer with knob in the corner.  It also has two carrying handles. We considered applying oil to remove the rust but, actually, it is the earthy original rust colour and beautiful patina which give this piece its unique character.

The inside is equally beautiful, and ideal for stationery or other valuables on a desk, or even for jewellery or as a make-up cupboard. It would also look good anywhere in the home as an unusual stand-alone piece. A rare and very useable find.

 

Dimensions

40w x 26d x 28h cm

  

Delivery

Delivery (UK mainland only): £12 or Email us to arrange your own pickup or alternative delivery arrangements.