Latest Finds of Decorative Antiques and Mid-Century Design
Our latest finds comprises of antiques, mid-century, vintage and decorative pieces from around the world by well-known and trusted boutiques. Keep an eye out on this page for new pieces that are introduced daily. You are sure to find that something special you are looking for.
17th Century Painted Sacristi Cabinet from Spainby Aeology
17th Century Painted Sacristi Cabinet from Spain
Outstandingly beautiful ‘Reliquary’ or Sacristi Cupboard/Cabinet from Spain. Dating from the late 17th- early 18th century , the pine and fruitwood cabinet’s main feature are the fabulously hand- painted doors designed to be seen from the outside. In the outer remains of very old paint, the cabinet might originally have displayed a reliquary or processional figure such as a saint or virgin. The inside of the cabinet also has painted or stencilled motifs and has old shelf supports still attached so that possibly at another time it was also used more as a cupboard in a church for storing the priests’ vestments etc.
The primary photo shows a female figure from my own collection to give an example of the display potential..
Measures 52 inches high. x 21 wide x 16 deep
Naive Folk-Art Mirror from Franceby Aeology
Naive Folk-Art Mirror from France
An unusual carved wooden Frame with added mirror and date ‘1886’. Hand-carved with central flower motif , intricate vine with hanging buches of grapes , songbird etc and initials EG and GG, this is a really beautiful on-off ‘naive’ artwork by an unknown ‘whittler’ in late 19th century France. The antique style mirror glass has been added by myself (It could therefore have been carved originally as a frame for a picture- markings on the reverse indicating something once having been attached behind central display).
In good condition for its age, there are the visible vertical joins above the central display and beneath it to the right of the bird carving. The wood itself is almost an inch in thickness.
Measures 23 inches high x 16 wide.
Fine Quality Silver Plated Wall Showcaseby Aeology
Fine Quality Silver Plated Wall Showcase
High Quality Silver Plated Wall Notice Board/ Menu Board or Showcase. The plate glass door has decorative rosettes on the 4 corners and a cast brass locking handle.
Fixing holes through the steel backplate for wall-fixing.
The primary photo shows trees reflected in the plate glass.
Measures 30 inches high x 21 wide x 2 deep.
Made in France.
Vintage Seashell framed Mirror from Scotlandby Aeology
Vintage Seashell framed Mirror from Scotland
Very attractive Mirror with beautiful handmade frame mounted with a collection of Sea Shells.
This item is a one-off work created some years ago by a Scottish artist and is presently hanging in the conservatory of my London flat.
The Mirror measures 28 inches tall x 21 wide.
Vintage Chocolate Machine from a French Cafeby Aeology
Vintage Chocolate Machine from a French Cafe
Early 20th Century Silver plated ‘Chocolatiere’ – a Chocolate Making Machine coming from an old café or restaurant in France. In early Art-Deco style the machine dismantles into three components,- the 3 legged base with side holes which has a copper pipe through it which would have carried hot water to heat the chocolate, the main middle unit with internal white china cylinder to hold the hot chocolate which was dispensed through the front tap , and a domed lid surmounted with black porcelain knob. An interesting and decorative café fitting from a past era.
Measures 24 inches tall x 8.5 diameter with 4 inch front spout with tap.
Crazy Patented Tailor Dummy from Italyby Aeology
Crazy Patented Tailor Dummy from Italy
A Quirky Vintage Tailor's Mannequin or Dummy from Italy with patent expandable dimensions.
The body is made of an early moulded plastic set together in different expanding sections allowing the measurements of shoulders waist and hips to increase and decrease. The decorative leather strapwork holds the expanding torso together. The metal breasts are set independently of the body on a push/pull mechanism allowing increase in the bosom measurement.
The unusual dummy also has a plaque denoting clothing measurements fixed on the front of the neck and the whole body is mounted on an adjustable metal stand.
Circa 1930-1960 with adjustable height.
Very Large Pair of Antique Satsuma Vasesby Marylebone Antiques
Very Large Pair of Antique Satsuma Vases
Very large pair of antique Japanese Satsuma vases,which I believe date from around the 1910 period. They may even be a bit older. I’ve never had a pair of vases anywhere near this large. There is a bit of damage to some of the outer mouldings & I have tried to show all this in the images, so please enlarge all of them.
Height – 42″, 107 cm
Pair of Antique Swedish Leather Armchairsby Marylebone Antiques
Pair of Antique Swedish Leather Armchairs
Very comfortable pair of antique Swedish leather armchairs dating to around the 1890-1910 period. They have curved deep buttoned backs & more buttoning below the seats. The leather is in great condition & the colour is good. These chairs are comfortable because of the curved backs & also because of their generous proportions. We just bought them over from Sweden, revived the leather & polished the feet.
Width – 35.5″, 90 cm
Depth – 32″, 82 cm
Height – 28.5″, 72 cm
Seat Height – 16″, 40 cm
Pair of Art Deco Swedish Satin Birch Armchairsby Marylebone Antiques
Pair of Art Deco Swedish Satin Birch Armchairs
Fabulous pair of original Swedish Art Deco armchairs that are very comfortable & extremely stylish. As you probably know, I get a lot of these types of chairs from Sweden, but these are not the norm, mainly because of the very wide shaped satin birch arms. The feet too are flared out. They have been French polished & completely re-upholstered in a taupe coloured fabric. They also have fully coil sprung seats, not like the new equivalents, which will only last you 5 years. These will last a lifetime. They date to around the 1930’s period & are in good condition throughout.
Width – 32″, 82 cm
Depth – 34.5″, 88 cm
Height – 32″, 82 cm
Seat Height – 16.5″, 42 cm
Vintage three drawer steamer trunkby Tin Tin Collectables
An unusual front opening English trunk with wood banding, brass stud work, polished metal feature hinges, and original leather side handles. The front of the trunk is the opening mechanism and reveals three working drawers providing excellent storage solutions. This trunk is ideal as a coffee or end of bed table
Fish Chest of Drawersby Arundel Eccentrics
A 19th century little chest that’s been later decorated.
Its a lovely shape two over two.
Painted and decorated all over with fish decoupage using 19th century images.
Our Victorian decoupage chests have featured in
Architectural Digest in the US
House and Gardens & Home and Garden magazine
and the Liberty store in London
H: 84cm (33in)
W: 85cm (33.5in)
D: 41cm (16in)
Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcaseby Tin Tin Collectables
A fine example of a 1920s mustard and tan Louis Vuitton suitcase. Although well travelled, this fine example has been restored to an excellent condition and retains many of its original travel labels. All locks and hasps have the Louis Vuitton mark and the original paper label with registration number is intact. Th eL.V. monogram is present on all bindings
- Chest of Drawers
- Dressing Tables
- Shop Fittings