Furniture For Sale

Hello viewers.

May I just say that I am happy to invite offers on these items of my stock. My prices are quite keen I feel, but we are in odd times and it would be nice to sell something! Delivery can be arranged too. I have a few items here I haven’t finished, but if you are interested either as they are, or we can negotiate a cost for restoration. I have some items for sale on either under my own trading name, “Echo Antiques”, or as a joint venture with a few other dealers, we are listed as “Bibury Antiques Fair” Happy viewing! There’s also my sales page which can be found at and all I can add to that is “Happy Hunting!”

An Oak Victorian Estate Desk.

An interesting item, often called “Estate Desks” or “Slant Front Desks” these items are vernacular and yet really are the most wonderfully useful items even now, around 180 years since they were made! If you like it and want more information, please email me, or call, my details are on the contact page. I do not take all my stock to the fair! Sorry!

Oak Chest of Drawers.

Here is a lovely old Oak Chest of Drawers, recently overhauled and enhanced, the drawers now run much better and the handles are more like what they would have been originally now. The replacements are old ones, which is why they are not exactly the same. Typical of earlier chests, the central drawer has a fake escutcheon, as it would originally have been opened from underneath by pressing a wooden spring after unlocking and opening the lower drawer, negating a lock for the central drawer. The now broken spring is there, but in these more modern times, it’s just not really a bonus to have it replaced. The chest measures about 78cm high, 59 wide and 47cm deep. Hope you like it. It does look good and it’s a great size, please ask if you would like more information, maybe I could revive and enhance your chest.

An Oak Side Table.

Here is a lovely antique Oak Side Table with Drawer. Recently I have enhanced the polish with some wax and lots of buffing, to really show of what it was like a few years ago. The drawer has a replacement handle, the original was a single drop, but there was a replacement some time ago, which I have lightly cleaned and made the handle swing a little nicer as it was stuck! Having also made the drawer work a little easier, by using the old candle wax on the bottom of the drawer, and runners, here’s a table ready to enjoy and use, and I think I just may well do that, there’s a little spot where I think it will be well used and admired.

A Fruitwood Pedestal Table.

Here’s a lovely fruitwood pedestal table, with a great base and legs. The top being made from several pieces, which is typical for a fruitwood item. I think it’s Apple, but it could easily be pear or plum etc, they are quite difficult to tell apart. The colour is wonderful, although the photo makes it look quite bright being in the sunshine! Hope you like it, it’s for sale, offers around £450 anyone? The top is about 15″ in diameter, and as one would expect, the top is slightly oval due to timber shrinkage across the grain.

An Oxfordshire Geochron

Here is an interesting item, a 1969 (This is a Vintage or Collectable item, not an Antique). These are interesting clocks which tell the time across the world, and show sunrise and sunset, and even the “Date Line”. This particular one was issued to a Witney Company to commemorate it’s 300 years of business, and has an engraved plaque, also one with the name of Asprey of London. If this is the first of these you have seen, they are quite interesting as the map moves across the screen slowly, and the time is told by reading the numbers at the top of the screen for the hours, and the small dial for the minutes, all this is dictated by which place on the map one chooses, it’s quite addictive! They are lit from inside the box, and this enhances the area of daylight on the map too, so some of the world shows to be in darkness, as it is at the time. Once correctly set it’s easy to see where in the world is dark, light, having lunch, waking up or going to sleep. More information about these clocks can be found at here is a photo, please ask for further information about this clock, as whilst it is not in perfect condition, it is good, and quite a little piece of history, but it is, for sale, I am looking for a price, but please make an offer or ask for a viewing, and with the Asprey plaque it really is quite a rare find!

Vintage Garden Bench

Here is a vintage garden bench, for two, measuring 120cm, or 4′ long. The replaced oak slats have been oiled and the metal cleaned a little, still to retain a vintage appearance. Overall quite an appealing and comfortable garden feature. Here’s the pictures of it, let me know if you are interested, as I have some others I am tidying too. Maybe I could restore yours too? Having replaced the wood, and tidied the metal, and used a few new bolts and screws, I think the price is fair at around £160, (this one has been sold, but I have a white one waiting for new timber to be bolted in place when I get time, as well as a couple of others of a different style, please ask). Now it’s been outdoors a little it’s starting to weather the new timber down a little, but the Oak has been oiled for a little extra protection against the elements, and can easily be re-oiled to help more later on too!

Vintage Pine Dresser.

Here I have a vintage Pine Dresser, with upper glazed display cabinet. The dresser base having two drawers over too doors, and a single lower shelf, whilst the upper cabinet features three shelves and two glazed doors, the two sections split for ease of removal and transportation. The height is 219cm, width 108cm, and the depth 45cm. This piece of furniture could be enjoyed as it is once filled with goodies to use and display, or it could be further waxed and buffed to a higher sheen, or even painted, and as ever I am happy to discuss offers, with or without delivery! Thanks! This has now found a home, had a huge cleaning and waxing and an inch removed from the bottom plinth to make it fit in a cottage!

Antique Garden Furniture Coming Soon!

I am restoring a few garden benches and tables, some are being sandblasted and repainted as they are desperately in need of that, others are just having the timber replaced as I feel that’s all that is needed. Should you be looking for something, please let me know, thanks!

C18th Painted Longcase Clock. John Miles of Stroud, Gloucestershire, now sold and another similar clock being worked on for sale, please ask for info.

Here is an Eighteenth Century Longcase Clock for sale, the case made from wood, then painted, then varnished. The 30 hour movement has a repeat mechanism, so one can hear the number of strikes to the bell for the last strike, more useful in the old days than now really, but it does make the movement a little more interesting. The case has been revived and enhanced, waxed and buffed to sheen and the movement checked over and oiled. The photo’s include one of the inside door showing the original lock, and another showing one of the original door hinges. The main trunk door however has warped slightly, and this means the lock doesn’t work, so a previous owner had a turnbuckle fitted above the door to keep it closed, I have retained this as part of the items history. The backboard is a rather wonderful single plank of Elm! The timekeeping is quite good, about two or three minutes a day, but could be improved by a little altering of the pendulum bob adjustment nut. Here are a few photo’s so please ask if you wish to find out a little more about this item, and as ever, the price is negotiable, please make an offer! I am hoping to be able to exhibit this at our first fair of the year in Bibury, which could be June! I hope so! Best Wishes folks!

Cast Iron Garden or Conservatory Table (Sold, but other tables, benches and chairs being restored, or maybe I could do yours?). Here is a Victorian or Edwardian Cast Iron Garden Table, with slatted Oak top. Whilst most of these photo’s show the item before the top was oiled, one shows it as it is now, a more golden colour, and slightly changing with more oiling as I deem necessary. The metal has been stripped and painted, it was originally black, and the whole top slats are new replacements, and are from Oak. The length is 122cm , height is 71cm and width is 60.0 cm. I could also restore your garden bench or table in a similar manor if you should wish, please ask for info! Here are a few photo’s of mine, but as this has now gone to it’s new home, maybe I could restore one you already have, and replace the top perhaps?

Painted Estate Desk Now sold. Here is a Painted Pine Estate Desk, featuring pigeonholes with arched frieze above them, and they are above three areas for documents or perhaps there were drawers originally, if so, long gone! Here are the photos, Moving along, here are the photo’s and if anyone needs the sizes, well, 25cm tall at the back, 57cm deep, and across the front, 77cm approximately. If anyone is interested, the fishing reel in leather case, book on furniture, and candlestand are for sale too!

Rosewood Bookcase. Shown here is what will be a great Rosewood Bookcase, with a drawer in the upper part, which looks like a frieze. Today I spent a while sorting out the far end, and side, as well as the drawer front. The polish has been removed by using a solvent and gentle encouragement, and is now looking better, there was quite a bit of cloudy polish, hiding the wood, and it was flaking off in areas, so not good really. We can see here there is a hardboard top, as the original, possibly marble, top is missing. The carcase of the bookcase has crosspieces of timber on the top, and as there are no screw holes in those, I think it should be a heavy marble, rather than a wooden top, which usually would be screwed into place, in my experience this leaves holes in the cross members of the carcase. Anyway, the work is ongoing and here are some photos of the item as it’s received a little tidy, but still some more needed! I wonder, maybe I’ll dig out the old book on that Lancashire chap, Gillow! This should have a marble top, but if I get one it will be the wrong colour for the new owner, so I may just pop a bit of wood ontop for now! Equally, if you have anything you wish to be restored, ask me and I’ll try to help!

Here is a list of current stock ready, or almost ready, for sale.

Other items are in stock but require work, but if interested, will be sold unrestored! These include, Windsor Chairs, Bureaux, Bookcases, Barometers, Longcase Clocks and more! As many people realise over the years the general price of furniture has crashed, and as such most items are not commanding the prices they were. Obviously there are exceptions, however this is why I haven’t always listed prices here as I am hoping someone will make an offer I can accept! Please do, as my furniture isn’t expensive, but I believe it’s fabulous value as I’d rather sell items than store them. Here are a few I have photographed.

Early Georgian Walnut Chair, now sold. 


Here is a fine walnut chair, just taken the photo in the dappled light, and it makes the Walnut so fabulous a colour. I do have a second one of these, but it really does need significant repair, it’s been on my to do list for ages, but this one is ready to go! Still an attractive but delicate chair, I use it every day, as it’s in my study, but I do respect it, it’s older than most of my chairs, but the Windsors are the most comfy in my opinion! Offers if you are interested, I have too many chairs, so you start the bidding around????? Sorry now sold!

Hope you like it!

Mahogany Banjo Barometer. (Others available too, ask for photo’s or keep an eye out near here!). 

According to one antiques magazine I have just read, I am underselling this as it should be at least £500! But! It’s here for less than half of that! Yes, how’s that for high pressure selling! Oh yes, and I have more barometers too, please ask as they undergoing work. I even have one with the name tag “Mafia!”                                                                                   (P. Maffia came to Wales in 1841, and was known as “Maffia of Monmouth”).                       I have recently sold one as a project to a client, so if you want one to repair yourself, please ask, I may have one!


Oak Arched Door Cabinet with Drawer.


Sadly now sold and delivered to a new home in early January 2022!                                                    Here I have an oak cabinet with drawer above two doors forming an arch. The interior having a single shelf, with unusual cut outs on one side, perhaps for bootjacks or wine bottles? There are lovely old keys for the door and drawer locks. I have a ticket price of “wow, that was good!” on this, and it is quite unusual and very useful! (Offers considered, I’m quite friendly really!). This was sold through Vinterior see for a few of my other items ready for sale, and more will be added soon!

The measurements are (approximately!).

Height: 895mm (35 1/2″) Width: 657mm (25 13/16″) Depth: 360mm (14 1/4″). Offers invited! Came from a BADA dealer I was working for during the mid 1990’s.

Mahogany Bureau. (Now Sold!).

A real weighty piece, and researching through some old books the other day I saw a bureau bookcase with a similar lower section to this and was described as being “In the style of William Kent”. If only someone else saw that in this! This is still for sale, ask for a price, it could be close to what you offer, I’d like more, but would love it to go to a good home, please ask for the price, or make an offer. This is now sold, sorry!

height 1035mm, width 1055mm, and depth 530mm.


Elm Corner Cabinet, currently undergoing remedial restoration.

On display soon will be this Elm and Oak Corner Cabinet. (I have stopped working on this as I need to finish a few other things first!

The item undergoing a little restoration, basically tidying up, and replacing the modern plywood bottom, with old timber from an Elm Coffer, of about the same period.

Here it is as I got it, and now there has been some work on it. I may show those improved photo’s over the weekend. Please ask should you wish to see this item, as it is rather nice, and although had a replacement base, is mostly original. The interior paint shows that it was a piece used for display with the doors open as well as closed. I love this and hope to have it done one day, but I’m not sure where I’ll store it when done, so it’s tucked away in a corner being useful!

Regards, Andy.

Mahogany Longcase Clock. Offers please. This will be coming with me to a fair very soon!

Made in Dublin, around 1863, the makers had premises there. Haiz & Isele.

Wooden movement in the Black Forest style, in a local (Dublin), case. I have recently waxed and buffed the case (it has great colour and timber), and very soon the movement will be put back into the case once regulated and keeping reasonable time.


Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers. (Re-homed!)


Now ready is this fine Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers, having four full width drawers of  graduated depths. The panel back and underneath are real treats to see from a cabinetmakers point of view as it shows a sign of good quality. Remedial waxing has been done on one end, and the original locks refitted, as I did remove them as I aim to refit them with an attractive working key if possible, but it does appear they haven’t been working for some time.

Hope you like it, the measurements are 1000mm wide, 483mm deep, and 737mm high. This has now gone to a home where it is being enjoyed every day, and I have the maintenance contract on it, so I can wax and buff it twice a year if I’m reminded!

Oak Longcase Clock. Sold

I am pleased top say that colleagues in Banbury are happy to have this clock in their shop. Viewings are in normal shop hours and its very near to the Market Square. Here is their website…………

Pop in and see Charlotte or Sof and I’m sure they will help you. Whilst I was in today several clients bought items and lots of the wall was painted, making the shop look more interesting.banbury shop clock

Here is a square brass dial clock, signed “Geo Jackson, Gainsboro”. 

Good colour and patina, some remedial replacements needed on the hood where the mouldings have been over dusted, and broken the wooden teeth! The lower later additional moulding been on a while, but would benefit from some improving, seems over engineered to me!

Cutting a key for the trunk door this week, and here is the dial, just before I add it to the clock case for regulating. Not the best of photo’s, but it has a nice feel to it I think.


This is the clock, just waiting  for a few remedial improvements to the case. A few small areas on the case and hood need attention, but I do feel it’s a reasonable price, however I’m happy to discuss things! Its got a good solid tock and a great bell sound too. 

Georgian Mahogany Pie Crust Table.

Currently undergoing restoration, and in no rush until the price of furniture picks up! Here is a fabulous table, being of delicious colour, the base, photographs taken early June, this is something which I am enjoying doing and can be viewed at any time, I am hoping to have it finished for Christmas 2020,  as there are more important things to do at the moment. The finish being built up is just layers of wax, this item was very dark when I got it, and no grain could be seen on most of the base, but I will not be using any shellac on the base whatsoever, and the wood is starting to show its fabulous colour. When I start the top, I shall photograph that too! This one really has gone on the “to do one day” list, whilst I like it, I know the value makes it uneconomic to restore it!


Gilt Mirror, Triple Framed.

Here is a triple framed gilt mirror, 53″ by 28″ and if you are interested, make an offer, it’s on a wall out of the way, but still for sale! I have re-glued the missing moulding (between the two plates on the left hand side), back on it, just noticed it in the picture! If you are interested in this, please ask for more information, or make an offer, it’s not an item I wish to take around to events as it’s difficult to display in a Village Hall where there isn’t always space on a wall with a good secure fixing to hang this from!