Item of the month

March 2019.

Here’s my first offering of 2019!

On display soon will be this Elm and Oak Corner Cabinet.

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 are a few photographs, hope you like them. The sizes will be added over this weekend, and the first day out should be over the weekend of 16th and 17th March at The Holt Hotel, here’s the link, maybe I’ll see you there?

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.

Regards, Andy.


November 2018

Well, either no one noticed, or all too polite, but there was no item in October!

So, to help with my timekeeping, here is an old Oak Georgian Longcase clock. Around 1760, but you knew that anyway, and it’s from Lincolnshire, Gainsborough, made by George Jackson.

Could be yours (for around £offers), or so, the case has a few old repairs and the movement is 30 hours. Nice strong tock and pleasant sounding bell. Currently on show in Banbury at Antique Modern Mix, here’s their website……

Ask for more info.

Thanks, Andy

banbury shop clock

September 2018

Sorry all, I’m a little late with this month’s item  but here is a sweet little chest of drawers to admire. 

Measuring around 13″ wide, 11 3/4″ tall, and 5 3/4″ deep  quite a nice item. All the drawers have locks, and I’m sorting out a key for them this weekend.

Hope you like it! Here it is. Thanks for looking,  Andy. 




August 2018

Mahogany Pedestal Table.

Here I have a pedestal table for sale, and it will be its first day out this Sunday, August 5th. Pop along and see what great colours the top is.

Hope you like it, otherwise I may have to take it home and enjoy it, possibly use it as a supper table for me!

If you need to know, I have cleaned the top and base, and re-glued the loose leg, so should be right for a while now, depends on the drinks party!

Regards, Andy.



JULY 2018

This months item is a Georgian Mahogany Corner Table. The table when open is square, and when closed is triangular, so can sit neatly in a corner, or flat against the wall, and in doing so allows the top to be unlocked and lifted and access to the contents gained.

Remedial restoration has been done to this piece, and it now gleams after a thorough waxing and buffing, and now has a replacement key. This was sold in January 2019.


JUNE 2018

Here is a fabulous mahogany bureau, of the weight I have never felt in a bureau before. The design is slightly different to many, as there are no lopers to hold the fall in place when open, this being done by two smaller drawers flanking a central one above three lower drawers. The columns on the front corners are interesting, often noted on later furniture as being a more north western manufacture. The interior being of quality too, and in my mind isn’t too busy or fussy to still be useful.

This is for sale and could be viewed by contacting me. I hope you like it as much as I have enjoyed working on it, just tidying up the timber and handles, cutting keys as needed and cleaning the fluff from the locks to get them working again!

Let me know if you think it was worth it! Oh, and yes, it’s for sale, so ask for further information, delivery costs right to your office! Unbelievable price! Thanks, Andy.


MAY 2018

Here I have on show a Georgian mahogany chest, featuring four graduated drawers, fabulous colour and patina. Featuring working locks with two keys.

This item has had remedial restoration and has a fabulous colour, it was admired by many people, and so I’m hoping that I can deliver it to the right home in the not too distant future. Please ask for details, the width across the front is 100cm, the depth is 48cm, and the height is 74cm. Offers encouraged! This has now found a useful home, and is being enjoyed.