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A Totally Original 19thC Colonial Kauri Chest Of Drawers With Moulded Edge, 2 Short Over 3 Graduated Long Drawers, Turned Knob Handles, Original Brass Escutcheons And Locks, Lower Moulded Skirt And Turned Bun Feet.
1074mm Wide x 505mm Deep x 1173mm High.
Circa 1880.
Not Touched Since The Day It Was Made; Usual Scuffs And Marks, A Minor Hot Iron Scorch Mark To The Top, A Small Totally Stable Crack To The Back Left Corner, Drawers Move OK, Brilliant Original Colour, No Borer.

NEW SHIPMENT ARRIVING SOON; NEED MORE SPACE! REDUCED FROM $1450 TO $750 - A GIFT!

     

        

  
 

Price: $750.00
Stock Number: V668

 


A Particularly Fine 19thC New Zealand Kauri Carcass Rectangular Occasional Table With Moulded And Rounded Edges, Marquetry Inlaid Top Featuring A Stellar Design Comprising Matai, Rewa-Rewa, Kahikatea And Totara On A Burr Totara Ground With Line Inlaid Border, Line Inlaid Burr Totara Apron Panels, Finely Turned, Reeded, Fluted And Knopped Legs With Line Inlaid Tablets Of Burr Totara, Lower Quatrefoil Line Inlaid Burr Totara Open Shelf And Original Brass Cappings And Casters; Hand Written Paper Label Under Detailing The Various Timbers Used.
607mm Wide x 505mm Deep x 737mm High.
The Lower Shelf With Old Veneer Crack With Reinforcing Under.
Circa 1890.
William Cottrell Has Kindly Offered The Following Comments:
The table is NZ made and from Christchurch. Previously most of this work was attributed to W.H. Jewell but I have my suspicions this one was made by Anders Jacobsen about 1890 as you state. Both men are listed in my book in the exhibitions section and I would also draw your attention to a table I found in Gisborne 30 years back ....page 476 image 24.5. I have seen one other identical. I have seen other work that clearly relates to your table, particularly a child's bed and chest which are still in the family's possession.
 

     

           

        

        

 


 

Price: $9,500.00
Stock Number: U118

 
A Rare 19thC New Zealand Colonial Rimu Dumb Waiter With Turned Finials, Gallery Shelves And Turned Supports With Original White Porcelain Casters.
1068mm Wide x 432mm Deep x 1105mm High.
Haven't Seen A Colonial Dumb Waiter Before, Sold Quite A Few English Mahogany Examples But Never A NZ Made.
Really Versatile Piece Of Furniture.

     

     
 

Price: $2,450.00

Stock Number: U212

 



An Unusual 19th Century Colonial Wide Side Table With Line Inlaid Cedar Top And Exuberantly Turned Baluster Kauri Legs With Plain Stretcher.
1210mmW x 820mmD x 770mH
Circa 1880.
A practical table for the artisan.


 

Price: $1,850.00
Stock Number: N588

 


A Magnificent Late 19thC New Zealand Army Painted Kauri Cupboard Of Large Proportions with stepped overhanging cornice, 2 massive diagonally planked doors, fitted interior with cubicles and plinth base; stamped with NZ Army device.
2100mW x 487mmD x 1983mH
Yes, wine bottles do fit snuggly in the partitioned interior! Built like the proverbial s--t house.

     
 

Price: $6,800.00
Stock Number: Q185

ALL ITEMS HEREAFTER SOLD


 


A Rudimentary 19thC New Zealand Colonial Dark Stained Pine Chest With Hinged Top, Rounded Edges, Exposed Dovetails, Metal Lifting Handles And Internal Hinged Glove Box.
803mm Wide x 439mm Deep x 445mm High.
Circa 1880.

        

     
 

Price: SOLD
Stock Number: T624

 


A Rare And Spectacular 19thC New Zealand Colonial Sideboard Of Large Proportions With Shaped Rimu Back Edged With Carved Totara Scrollwork Mouldings And Shell Crest Above 3 Convex Burr Totara Drawers, Carved Corbells, 4 Burr Totara Panel Doors, Original Brass Locks, Moulded Amber Glass Handles And Burr Totara Breakfront Base With Carved Corbells.
1820mm Wide x 610mm Deep x 960mm High x 1910mm High At Highest Point In The Centre Of The Back.
Circa 1870.
A Similar Sideboard Is Illustrated Page 78, William Cottrell, Furniture Of The New Zealand Colonial Era.
 

     

        

 


 

Price: SOLD
Stock Number: U2

 
An Extremely Rare Late 19thC New Zealand Colonial Small Long Case Clock With Mottled Kauri Case Featuring Burr Totara Central Panel And Rewa-Rewa Mouldings, The Arched Canolpy Above Enamel Face With Brass Bezel, The Spandrels Inlaid With 4 Arched Ivory Panels Inscribed "Nulli Optabilis," Dabitur Mora."
"Inevocabilis," "Vigila, Ora!" Translated As:

"To None Is Given
Power To Delay.
Numbered In Heaven
Passeth Each Day.

Be Thou Not Fruitless,
Work, Work Away.
Trifling Is Bootless;
Watch, Then, And Pray!"

With Paper Label For B Petersen & Co Christchurch, H Kohn, Auckland - A Similar Label Is Illustrated In Shepherd, "Gold & Silversmithing In 19thC New Zealand," Page 37.

606mm High
Circa 1880.

              
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: R174

 
A Charming Early 20thC New Zealand Kauri Poker Work Stool With Slightly Dished Circular Top Decorated With Scrolling Foliage - Anybody Suggest What These Flowers Are? On 3 Splayed Legs.
323mm Diameter x 382mm High.
A Conversational And Functional Stool For Beside A Chair - Somewhere To Put A Drink.

     
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: U236

 
 

A Charming Early 20thC New Zealand Kauri Poker Work Stool With Slightly Dished Circular Top Decorated With Garlands Of Flowers - Anybody Suggest What They Are? On 3 Splayed Legs.
292mm Diameter x 328mm High.
A Conversational And Functional Stool For Beside A Chair - Somewhere To Put A Drink. Not A Lot Of Money!

     
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: U237

 
A Large Late 19thC Colonial Southland Beech Apprentice Chest With Overhanging Top, 2 Short Over 3 Graduated Long Drawers, Knob Handles And Turned Feet.
440mm Wide x 265mm Deep x 415mm High.
Great Storage For Those Little Odds And Ends That Need A Home.

        

  
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: U226

 


 

A Decorative Edwardian Circular Kauri Wall Mirror With  Bevelled Glass And Moulded Reeded Edge, The Reverse With Paper Label For "Jas Wren & Co Ltd, 224 Princes Street, South Dunedin, Our Workmen Are Fully Insured Tel 169."
730mm Diameter.
Circa 1910.
A Good Looking Mirror In Excellent Condition.

  


 

Price: SOLD
Stock Number: U142

 
A Superb 19thC New Zealand Colonial Small Cabinet, Attributed To William Norrie, With Slightly Overhung Mottled Kauri Top With Moulded Edge, Five Graduated Drawers Variously Labelled In Hand Written Ink "Mottle Kauri," "Curly Totara," "Curly Kauri," "Puriri," And "Rewa-Rewa," The Fourth Drawer In Addition Labelled "Doors Rewa-Rewa, Panels Totara, ??? Bead On Door Kohe-Kohe, Sides And Top Mottle Kauri, Knobs Titree," The Fifth Drawer In Addition Labelled "Insided Of Drawers Kauri Over Building Timber," These Five Drawers Enclosed By A Pair Of Doors, Internally With Rewa-Rewa And Burr Totara Panels With Original Brass Hardware, Lock And Key, Externally With Rewa-Rewa And Burr Totara Gothic Arch Panels.
316mm Wide x 205mm Deep x 325mm High.
William Norrie, Active In Auckland Circa 1875-90, Often Labelled Timbers Used - A Comparison Of Script On A Jewellery Box Illustrated In Cottrell, Page 315, Reveals The Same Hand As On This Cabinet.
A Gorgeous And Very Rare Cabinet With Superb Colour And Patination.
A Tiny Piece Of Bead Missing From A Door, Otherwise In Excellent Condition.


                                                                                          

                                         

                                      

                                              

                                                       

                                                             
 
Price: SOLD
Stock Number: S49

 
An Early 20th Century New Zealand Colonial Rimu Bench with solid back carved with scrolling foliage, solid seat and solid sides with pierced heart shape ornament of art nouveau inspiration.
1068mmW x 378mD x 1070mH
A nice little bench for a kiddies bedroom or maybe the hallway.       

        
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: N175

 

 
A Good 19thC New Zealand Colonial, Jewell & Sons, Christchurch, Kauri Carcass Hinged Rectangular Box With Burr Totara Veneered Sides, Rewa Rewa And Burr Totara Crossbanded Top With Lozenge Marquetry Inlaid Work Featuring Several Different Woods Including Rewa Rewa And Possibly Black Mairi, Matai and Puriri
255mmW x 117mmD x 65mmH
Circa 1880.
Good Original Paper Label To Base.

        

     
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: S151

 
An Extraordinary Early 20thC New Zealand Folk Art Rectangular Occasional Table With Marquetry Inlaid Top Featuring A Wharenui (Meeting House), Whare And Other Buildings, In A County Landscape Punctuated With Ti Kouka (Cabbage Trees) And A Crossbanded Lozenge Inlaid Border; The Marquetry Featuring Paua Shell And Various New Zealand Native Timbers As Detailed In The Label Underneath:

"The woods inlaid in this table top were obtained from the "buried forest" Arapuni NZ which according to Geologists has been buried for 4000 years. Among the different varieties are the following viz: "Rata, Rimu, Miro, Maire, Tawa, Totara, Puriri, Kahikatea or White Pine. The colours are as obtained from the forest, no dyeing or staining whatsoever.
Signature (indecipherable, Wellington NZ."

807mm Wide x 456mm Deep x 620mm High.

This table was in pretty poor condition when I bought it. It has now been through the workshop of Detlef Klein, Conservator.
If you wish to view the conservators report please click the link below:

 

Conservators Report



           

        

  
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: S33

 
A Very Interesting 19thC New Zealand Davenport Cabinet with Burr Totara lozenge marquetry and Rewa Rewa crossbanded slope top, marquetry inlaid frieze, Rewa Rewa and Totara crossbanded drawer, Burr Totara, Kauri & Rimu panel doors flanked by Corinthian columns enclosing 3 stationery slides and Rewa Rewa and Burr Totara crossbanded lower drawer on plinth base.

The Work of Seuffert?..

625mmW x 455mmD x 1025mH.


  

     

 

        

     

 

           

           

 

     

     

 

Price: SOLD
Stock Number: N156



 

 


An Extremely Rare Late 19thC Colonial Kauri Childs Rocking Chair With Pierced Plank Back, Plank Sides And Seat, Shaped Apron And Wooden Rockers.
725mm high.
Circa 1890.

  
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: R566

 
A 19thC New Zealand Colonial, Jewell, Christchurch, Specimen Wood Occassional Table With Deceptive Cube Marquetry Inlay And Similar Stella Inlay On A Burr Totara Ground, Raised On Tapering Square Section Supports United By An "X" Frame Stretcher; The Specimen Woods Including Kauri, Rewa Rewa, Burr Totara And Black Mairi.
Original paper label to base, partly obscured.
515mm square x 653mm high.

     

     
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: R92

 


An Extremely Rare New Zealand Colonial Mottled Kauri Military Chest With 2 Short And 3 Long Drawers, Brass Mounts, Recessed Military Style Handles, Circular Escutcheons And Original Locks.
1036mmW x 440mmD x 941mH
Circa 1870.
Never seen a kauri military chest in over 30 years in the trade. This mottled kauri is solid, not veneered, to boot!
Very special.
 

Price:  SOLD

Stock Number: R334

  A RARE AND UNIQUE 19th century New Zealand Colonial marquetry inlaid oval centre table with moulded serpentine edge, extensive marquetry inlay predominantly of burr totara, saw tooth inlaid border, bizarre paua shell inlaid animal mask, open lower shelf and carved ball and claw feet with the most unusual casters my restorer has ever seen - probably home made.
Sourced from Wanganui.
Price: SOLD
Stock Number: L0254


 

 


An Extraordinary 19thC Colonial Rimu, Rewa Rewa And Kauri Miniature Scotch Apprentice Chest With Long Frieze Drawer, 3 Short And 3 Long Drawers With Ebonised Edges, Turned Knob Handles, Full Length Carved Corbels, Inverted Breakfront Plinth Base And Bun Feet, The Rear Glazed And Artfully Mounted With Seaweed And Shells - Never Seen This Before!
350mmW x 207mmD x 416mmH
Circa 1890.
 

       
 

Price: SOLD

Stock Number: R407

  A Superb 19th Century New Zealand Colonial Apprentice Chest with moulded edge, 2 short mottled kauri drawers, 1 long burr totara drawer and 1 long Rewa Rewa drawer on mottled kauri plinth base.
Stamped makers mark to reverse for HW Smith together with pencilled date 1887.
285mmW x 168mmD x 317mH
Not only is this a good one but these little chests are always anonymous, NEVER signed like this one.

     

Price: SOLD
Stock Number: N749

 
An interesting 1920's New Zealand Folk Art James Hopwood of Palmerston North Marquetry inlaid circular Rimu games table on Octagonal single pedestal & stepped base.
920mm diameter x 668mmH.

Provenance available.

        
 

Price: SOLD
Stock Number: K0108

  An important late 19th Century New Zealand marquetry inlaid circular table by Anton Seuffert.
The only known example with a handwritten signature as opposed to a printed paper label.

     

Price:  SOLD
Stock Number: N445

  An important exhibition quality late 19th Century New Zealand marquetry inlaid centre table on pedestal base.

     

Price:  SOLD
Stock Number: N528

 

A Superb Late 19thC Colonial, Christchurch, WA Jewel, New Zealand native timber marquetry octagonal table with burr totara field, cube and star design and rewa rewa panel border; pedestal tripod base.
Original paper label for
WA Jewel, Manchester St., Christchurch.
475mm diameter x 720mm high.
Brilliant condition.

  

Price:  SOLD
Stock Number: N151

  NEW ZEALAND INTEREST: A late 19th Century inlaid decagonal tripod table
the top inlaid with various New Zealand timbers, with paper label listing the woods to the underside on a turned column and tripod base, top and base possibly associated, 50cm across.
 
Price:  SOLD
Stock Number: N155

 

An important 19th century New Zealand Colonial theatre make up cabinet with marquetry inlaid trompe l'oeil hinged cover enclosing a mirror, inset make up bowls and compartments above 2 short and 3 graduated burr elm long drawers with vari-coloured crossbanding and carved corbell supports, the sides carved with interlaced strap work; kauri carcass timber.

Provenance :
The work of Alfred Ingleson, scenic artist and property manager of many 19th century operatic and dramatic companies.

Additional information available.

337mm wide x 403mm high x 284mm deep


     

Price: SOLD
Stock Number: K424

 

  A Charming 19th Century New Zealand Colonial Kauri Free Standing Corner Cabinet with rudimentary cornice, panel doors, shelved interior, wide chamfered sides and rudimentary feet.
860mm Wide x 1936mm High.
Circa 1880.
Good looking, rare and functional.
Price: SOLD
Stock Number: N591

  A 19th Century Colonial Kahikatea(?) Five Drawer Apprentice Chest with projecting cornice, two short and three graduated long drawers, bun handles and bun feet; pine carcass.
495mm x 301mm x 546mm
Slightly primitive, faded and folky - we have left original and not waxed. A great place for all those little things you can't chuck out.
Price: SOLD
Stock Number: N697

  Very Rare. Extremely Desirable.
A 19thC New Zealand Rewa Rewa Wellington shape collector's chest with moulded edge, Kauri lined drawers and Burr Totara veneered fascia, two short and six long graduated drawers with turned knob handles and plinth base bearing pencilled inscription:

"Mr C J Johnson - Cabinet maker - Murphy, Turnbull Street, Wellington, New Zealand - June 1881."

Wellington Circa 1881.

Refer Cottrell, 'Furniture of the New Zealand Colonial Era',  pg 544.
 

500mmW x 337mmD x 1235mH.

This would appear to be the only recorded example of this cabinet maker.

 

Price: SOLD
Stock Number: N191

  A TOP QUALITY NZ CHEST!
A 19th century kauri chest of drawers with 4 short and 1 deep drawer over 3 graduated long drawers, all with burr puriri panels (a rare feature), original pierced nickel handles, well carved corbells and squat bun feet with casters.
BRILLIANT ORIGINAL CONDITION.
SUPERB COLOUR.
1210mm wide x 540mm deep x 1295mm high.
Price: SOLD
Stock Number: L116

  An Important New Zealand Interest mid 19th century mahogany secretaire campaign chest.
The secretaire drawer enclosing a fitted interior above three drawers on removable bun feet. 97cm wide x 45cm deep x 101cm high., (38.5" wide x 17.5" deep x 39.5" high.)
 

Provenance: This campaign chest was the property of Captain John Vander Host Rees 1834-1908. Served in New Zealand and was severely wounded in the Marori war at Waitara on 18 March 1861, he was rescued by Colour Sergent John Lucas of the 40th Regt (1st Battalion) South Lancashire Regiment, who was later awarded the Victoria Cross. The chest came back from New Zealand and resided at The Royal hospital Chelsea where Captain Rees became Captain of Invalids. Waitara was the first Taranaki war (1860-1861) Waitara is on the West cost of the North Island.

Price: SOLD
Stock Number: M080

  A IMPORTANTLARGE RIMU REFECTORY TABLE
With a brass plaque: "PRESENTED BY CHARLES VISCOUNT BLEDISLOE/P.C. C.C.M.G. K.B.E./GOVERNOR GENERAL OF NEW ZEALAND/1930-1935"
30in. (76cm.) high, 119in. (302cm.) wide, 29in. (99cm.) deep

After leaving parliament Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount Bledisloe, GCMG, KBE, PC (September 21, 1867 - July 3, 1958) was appointed Governor General of New Zealand, an office he held between 1930 and 1935. Lord Bledisloe was well known for promoting various causes including the Bledisloe cup rugby union competition between Australia and New Zealand which is currently contested annually
Price: SOLD
Stock Number: N110

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