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17 November 2019
WARDROBES AND BEDROOM SUITES
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Shapland and Petter 2 Piece Bedroom Set
A splendid Arts and Crafts period mahogany 2 piece bedroom set by Shapland and Petter of Barnstaple. Of fine construction in mahogany and decorated with stylised Art Nouveau/Arts and Crafts period floral marquetry inlay. Further embellished with exquisite solid copper hardware. Exhibiting so many style features redolent of the period. The set comprises of a wardrobe and a matching dressing table. The wardrobe has a central mirrored door which opens to reveal a large compartment with a fitted hanging rail and hooks. The right hand door also opens to reveal an interior fitted with shelves. Both compartments still with their original lining material in place. To the base there is an arrangement of 1 long and 1 short drawer. The dressing table has an adjustable mirror sitting over an arrangement of 2 short and 1 long drawers. Sympathetically refinsihed in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition. With a rich colour and patina , ready to go straight into the home. The wardrobe splits down into sections for ease of installation. Locks stamped S & P , B.
Dimensions:
Wardrobe:
Width 183cms
Depth 54cms
Height 207cms

Dressing Chest:
Width 107cms
Depth 52cms
Height 157cms

Shapland & Petter was a Devonshire company whose Arts & Crafts furniture is at last receiving the recognition it deserves. Critics have argued that their furniture was machine manufactured, and thus does not qualify for the title of Arts & Crafts. However, their machines were used in combination with exquisite hand-tooled skills, and no-one who has seen one of Shapland & Petter’s finely carved Victorian dining chairs can doubt the craftsmanship of their work.

The Shapland and Petter factory was established by cabinetmaker Henry Shapland (1823 – 1909), following a trip to America in 1848. While there, he saw an ingenious new machine which he realised could be used for cabinetmaking. Upon his return to Barnstaple, he reproduced the machine from notes he’d made and set up business in a mill. He later met Henry Petter, an accountant, and together they achieved rapid success. In 1888 the mill burned down. Undeterred, they moved to larger premises. The same factory now produces high-quality joinery.

Hand-tooled or machine-made? Antique cabinets that were both

Furniture by Shapland and Petter, such as their antique dining chairs , is highly collectable by Arts & Crafts furniture enthusiasts, despite breaking the “rules” of the movement. Looking at the detailed carving on a Shapland and Petter antique chest today, it is hard to imagine it being produced in what was, for its time, one of the most cutting-edge factories in Britain.

The new factory was arranged in blocks, with a production line of up to 350 employees, which ran from the saw mills to the finishing sheds. However, keen as they were to adopt labour-saving devices, the men also saw the need for traditional craftsmanship. They imported American machine tools that were backed by an army of skilled cabinetmakers, carvers, designers and polishers.

From Victorian dining chairs to antique bookcases, Shapland and Petter furniture is defined its detailed carving. Those employed for this task underwent a 7-year apprenticeship, using up to 100 tools for the most elaborate designs. The factory was soon producing furniture and interiors to order, for banks, hotels, private homes and even Pullman railway carriages. Notable commissions included the London Guildhall, Edgar Wallace ‘s home, and the mansion house at Tapeley Park.

From Antique marquetry furniture to the Art Nouveau period

Shapland & Petter antiques range from simple rustic Arts & Crafts furniture to intricate antique marquetry furniture, embellished with the fluid organic designs of the Art Nouveau movement. Their antique cabinets often made use of finely detailed lead glass panels and delicate fruitwood inlays however, many of these intricately crafted pieces were mass-produced standards.

There were hundreds
Ref: 881
Price: £2,950
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4 Piece Burr Walnut Bedroom Suite
A lovely Queen Anne style burr walnut 4 piece bedroom suite. Well made in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. The suite comprises of a dressing table, linen press, bow fronted chest of drawers and a night cupboard. The dressing table is fitted with its original bevelled mirrored plates and the mirrors are adjustable. All pieces are fitted with their original brass hardware and each is embellished with stylised carved shell motifs to the knees. We have had this suite sympathetically refinished in our workshops and it is now offered for sale in excellent condition. With a great colour and patina it is ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Dressing Table
Width 115cms
Depth 53cms
Height 154cms

Chest of Drawers
Width 89cms
Depth 54cms
Height 90cms

Linen Press
Width 80cms
Depth 57cms
Height 150cms

Night Cupboard
Width 35cms
Depth 31cms
Height 73cms
Ref: 448
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William IV Channel Islands Linen Press
A wonderful and imposing mahogany linen press from the Channel Islands. Dating from the William IV period and well made in solid mahogany and stunning flame mahogany veneers onto an oak and pine carcas. This linen press is of very generous proportions and of very good quality. The pair of paneled doors to the top section open to access an interior with two adjustable trays (slides), these doors are lockable (key supplied). They are surmounted by a bold cornice. The base section has a series of 4 long graduated drawers, fitted with lovely original carved rosette handles in solid mahogany. The sides of the doors and drawers are flanked by columns with stylised tulip heads. The whole thing stands on bold and impressive feet, front and back. The front feet are in the form of paws. This stunning and hugely practical linen press is offered for sale in excellent original condition with a wonderful rich colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 152cms
Depth 65cms
Height 234cms
Ref: 220
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Georgian Mahogany Linen Press
A splendid , bold and impressive Georgian linen press of generous proportions. Made from solid mahogany and lovely flame mahogany veneers. The press has developed a warm and rich colour and patina. The pair of cupboard doors (lockable , key present) open to reveal an interior with pull-out trays (replacements) . The base section has an unusual arrangement of drawers giving ample storage capacity. All drawers fitted with good crisp brass swan-neck handles and with solid mahogany drawer linings. The whole press stands on strong bracket feet. This is a handsome piece of Georgian furniture which is offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions;
Width 135cms
Depth 71cms
Height 200cms
Ref: 700
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LIberty and Co. Art Nouveau Wardrobe
A fantastic and rare oak arts and crafts/art nouveau wardrobe as originally retailed by Liberty and Co. Of superb construction in solid English oak, now with a wonderful honey tone and patina. With beautiful design features redolent of the period. The stepped pagoda top is removable for ease of installation. The main body of the wardrobe is of elongated sarcophagus shape. The single door is fitted with its original beveled plate and a series of green glass panes. It opens to access the hanging space , fitted with hooks. Beneath is a single deep drawer. Fitted throughout with beautiful solid copper art nouveau period hardware (handles stamped L and Co to the reverse). This is a very rare item, I have never seen another like it. It has been cleaned and waxed in our workshops and is now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home.
We also have for sale the matching dressing chest; please see our next listing and the group photo within this listing.

Dimensions:
Width 102cms
Depth 63cms
Height 210cms
Ref: 426
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Inlaid Mahogany Channel Islands Linen Press
An attractive inlaid mahogany linen press from the Channel Islands. Very well constructed in the late Georgian period in solid mahogany with attractive mahogany veneers. The top section has a pair of cupboard doors (lockable with key supplied) which open to access a interior with two fitted shelves. The base section has a series of 3 long , graduated drawers , each fitted with imposing brass handles and escutcheons. The press is surmounted by an over-sailing cornice. The whole piece is decorated throughout with refined inlaid detailing including shell motifs to the cornice and skirt. It stands well on swept bracket feet. This stunning linen press is offered for sale in excellent condition, it has a lovely mellow colour and patina and is ready to go straight into the home. It breaks into 3 pieces of ease of transportation and installation.

Dimensions
Width 127cms
Depth 56cms
Height 196cms
Ref: 834
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Inlaid Mahogany Three Door Wardrobe
An excellent quality inlaid mahogany three door wardrobe from the late Victorian period. Of very good construction in solid mahogany with attractive flame mahogany veneers. It is decorated throughout with inlaid stringing and cross banding in satinwood. The two end doors are further decorated with extensive floral marquetry inlay including central oval inlaid satinwood panels. The three doors each opens to access hanging space behind. The central door is fitted with its original beveled plate mirror, Further storage is afforded by an arrangement of two short over two long drawers. This practical and attractive wardrobe is offered for sale in excellent original condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 200cms
Depth 62cms
Height 213cms
Ref: 900
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Victorian Mahogany Linen Press
An excellent quality mid-Victorian period linen press, or press cupboard. Very well constructed in solid mahogany with attractive flame mahogany veneers. The top section with a pair of cupboard doors (lockable, key supplied) which open to reveal a lined interior fitted with hanging hooks. The base section has a series of 2 short over 3 long, graduated, drawers. The drawers are lockable and fitted with their original solid mahogany bun handles. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops, this item is now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home. it has a wonderful colour and patina. It splits into 2 sections for ease of installation.

Dimensions:
Width 115cms
Depth 56cms
Height 176cms
Ref: 176
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Shapland and Petter Inlaid Oak Wardrobe
A superb oak wardrobe by the renowned maker , Shapland and Petter or Barnstaple. Supremely well made in solid English oak during the Arts and Crafts/Art Nouveau period. With a single central opening door , flanked by canted corners. The door front is decorated with floral Art Nouveau style inlaid decoration in various fruitwoods. Further chequer banding inlay is found throughout. The top of the robe is surmounted by dentil cornicing and thumb nail moldings. The door opens to reveal an interior with a high level shelf, twin hanging rails and a range of hooks. The lock is stamped with the makers monogram "S P B" (for Shapland Petter Barnstaple) and its handle bears the registration number. We have had this stunning item sympathetically cleaned and waxed in our workshops, it is now offered for sale in excellent condition with a great colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 136cms
Depth 50cms
Height 207cms

Shapland & Petter was a Devonshire company whose Arts & Crafts furniture is at last receiving the recognition it deserves. Critics have argued that their furniture was machine manufactured, and thus does not qualify for the title of Arts & Crafts. However, their machines were used in combination with exquisite hand-tooled skills, and no-one who has seen one of Shapland & Petter’s finely carved Victorian dining chairs can doubt the craftsmanship of their work.

The Shapland and Petter factory was established by cabinetmaker Henry Shapland (1823 – 1909), following a trip to America in 1848. While there, he saw an ingenious new machine which he realised could be used for cabinetmaking. Upon his return to Barnstaple, he reproduced the machine from notes he’d made and set up business in a mill. He later met Henry Petter, an accountant, and together they achieved rapid success. In 1888 the mill burned down. Undeterred, they moved to larger premises. The same factory now produces high-quality joinery.

Hand-tooled or machine-made? Antique cabinets that were both

Furniture by Shapland and Petter, such as their antique dining chairs , is highly collectable by Arts & Crafts furniture enthusiasts, despite breaking the “rules” of the movement. Looking at the detailed carving on a Shapland and Petter antique chest today, it is hard to imagine it being produced in what was, for its time, one of the most cutting-edge factories in Britain.

The new factory was arranged in blocks, with a production line of up to 350 employees, which ran from the saw mills to the finishing sheds. However, keen as they were to adopt labour-saving devices, the men also saw the need for traditional craftsmanship. They imported American machine tools that were backed by an army of skilled cabinetmakers, carvers, designers and polishers.

From Victorian dining chairs to antique bookcases, Shapland and Petter furniture is defined its detailed carving. Those employed for this task underwent a 7-year apprenticeship, using up to 100 tools for the most elaborate designs. The factory was soon producing furniture and interiors to order, for banks, hotels, private homes and even Pullman railway carriages. Notable commissions included the London Guildhall, Edgar Wallace ‘s home, and the mansion house at Tapeley Park.

From Antique marquetry furniture to the Art Nouveau period

Shapland & Petter antiques range from simple rustic Arts & Crafts furniture to intricate antique marquetry furniture, embellished with the fluid organic designs of the Art Nouveau movement. Their antique cabinets often made use of finely detailed lead glass panels and delicate fruitwood inlays however, many of these intricately crafted pieces were mass-produced standards.

There were hundreds of these available in their pattern book, inspired by the leading Arts & Crafts furniture designers but with their own unique stamp of individuality. Collectors of Glasgow School Arts & Crafts
Ref: 692
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Early Victorian Mahogany Wardrobe
A very good example of an early Victorian mahogany two door wardrobe. Made from a very high grade of solid mahogany timber with attractive flame veneers to the door fronts. The pair of doors are decorated with arched panels and are flanked by columns, capped with corbels. The doors are lockable (key supplied). They open to access a fitted interior , with full height hanging to one side and a series of 4 trays to the other, with a long , deep drawer below. The wardrobe is surmounted by a architectural stepped cornice. This lovely wardrobe is offered fro sale in excellent condition. It has a great colour and patina, and is ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 143cms
Depth 62cms
Height 209cms
Ref: 612
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Victorian Mahogany Wardrobe
A fine quality Victorian mahogany 2 door wardrobe. Very well constricted in solid mahogany with attractive flame mahogany veneers. The pair of doors are united by a charming stylised elongated tulip design beading. The doors are lockable (key supplied) and open to reveal a fitted interior affording a wealth of storage space. The right hand side has a series of 4 pull-out trays and 3 graduated drawers. To the left hand side is hanging space (fitted hooks and rail) with a deep drawer beneath. Offered for sale in excellent original condition with a great mellow colour and patina. Breaks down into 4 sections for ease of installation. Ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 143cms
Height 205cms
Depth 64cms
Ref: 204
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Burr Walnut Wardrobe
An excellent Queen Anne style burr walnut two door wardrobe. With double domed top embellished with carved shell motifs. The cupboard doors are fitted with moldings and are cross banded. The doors open to reveal full height hanging space , with a hanging rail, with a single shelf above. All standing on ogee bracket feet. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard. Now offered for sale in excellent condition with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 128cms
Depth 55cms
Height 189cms
Ref: 743
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Burr Walnut Wardrobe by Spillman and Co
An excellent burr walnut wardrobe by the prestigious London furniture maker, Spillman and Co. Very well made in walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. With a stepped dome top and standing on ogee bracket feet, The main body of the wardrobe has a pair of doors (lockable with key supplied) which open to reveal an interior with a single hanging rail and hanging hooks. The base section has a single deep drawer. Sympathetically repolished in our workshops to a very high standard. Now offered for sale in excellent condition with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 111cms
Depth 54cms
Height 202cms
Ref: 114
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Dome Topped Oak Wardrobe
A very good and quite unusual oak wardrobe. Of good paneled construction and with a dome top. With crisply carved detailing to the uppermost panels and all stranding on bun feet. The pair of doors open to reveal an interior in light oak with a shelf, hanging space and a mirror. This lovely wardrobe is offered for sale in excellent original condition with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 91cms
Depth 49cms
height 193cms
Ref: 648
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Burr Walnut Wardrobe
A good dome topped wardrobe in the queen Anne style. Made from solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. The pair of doors open to reveal an interior with a high level shelf and hanging space beneath. This attractive and capacious wardrobe is offered for sale in excellent original condition. It breaks down into sections for ease of installation.

Dimensions:
Width 125cms
Depth 55cms
Height 201cms
Ref: 581
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