Homewares have evolved enormously and yet also, hardly at all. Some vintage and antique pieces are every bit as usable and ingenious as they ever were. Others are often given a new lease of life as decoration or repurposed for a new generation.
HALLMARKED STERLING SILVER MOUNTED PHOTO FRAME
Hallmarked for Sheffield 1992, though it may not be an antique, a sterling silver photo frame is a great staple and makes a great gift!
7" x 5" (18cm x 13cm)
Aperture 4.7" x 3.3" (12.2 x 8.5cm)
ORNATE BAROQUE STYLE BRASS PHOTO FRAME ON EASEL STAND
A great statement piece especially for grand Victorian styling. A good solid nicely embossed piece with scrolls, acanthus leaves and faces of gods.
11" x 7.2" (28cm x 18cm)
Aperture 5.2" x 3.6" (13cm x 9.5cm) £55
HEAVILY EMBOSSED ANTIQUE BRASS FRUIT BOWL
Wide brimmed bowl heavily embossed with fruit and acanthus leaves and a fluted interior. In great overall condition with some verdigris underneath as expected from its age. On three little ball and claw feet - on of which may have been repaired. This is so striking and ornately decorated with beautiful worksmanship. 9.5" diameter. £85
SET OF FOUR TREEN TURNED WOOD EGG CUPS
These are an adorable set of treen turned wood egg cups with a lovely patina and colour to them. Whether you want to use them with your breakfast is up to you but they make a charming display. Good condition overall. 3" (7.6cm) high
JAMES DIXON & SON SILVER PLATED SUGAR BOWL AND CREAMER C1920
James Dixon & Son were one of the foremost silversmiths and manufacturer of silver plate, britannia metal and Sheffield plate of the 19th century - founded in 1806 and not dissolved until 1980! This is a lovely example of a part tea-set, the sugar bowl and creamer with full manufacturers and model marks on the base. Some wear marks to the bowl but otherwise in overall clean excellent condition. Judged to be c1920 from the marks, it's on the cusp between Edwardian elegance and the dawn of the Deco movement. Its classic lines means it could easily dress out a Regency or Early Victorian tea table. Both pieces 4" high to the tops of the handles. £38
SET OF THREE VINTAGE PEWTER GRADUATED MEASURING TANKARDS
A lovely piece of decoration for your kitchen or pub interior! These graduated cups are embossed - 2 with the sizes "20" and "10". The larger has a pewter hallmark and the name "Gill" on the front. In good overall vintage condition, with some patina and a few small dents. Sizes 3", 2.1", 1.75". £25
PAIR OF LARGE WHITE VINTAGE HUCKABACK TOWELS WITH CROCHET EDGING AND EMBROIDERED INITIAL "W"
These delightful vintage towels will make a charming addition to your guest bedroom or bathroom with their decorative crochet edge. Before the invention of "terry" towelling in the early 20th century huckaback was the best you could get and is still available in modern forms.
This pair is rather larger and grander than most, some very minor existing marks that haven't washed out and a few small nibbles to the edge, and one small hole but otherwise still striking and gorgeous. £30
1950S LEATHER CASED "DELUXE" TRAVEL ALARM CLOCK
This stylish mid-century leather cased travel alarm clock by "Deluxe" is made in Germany and in full working order. Green leather covered case with a yellow satin interior, and it only has light wear. Sure, your iPhone can wake you up but this is a great alternative! £25
SELECTION OF STONEWARE AND SALT-GLAZED POTS
These pots make wonderful dressing for the rustic kitchen or clustered in a fireplace. For set dressing they instantly evoke a period look, anything from medieval, through Tudor, to a ramshackle artist studio of the 1960s. Ranging from £4-£9 each depending on size and condition.
TAN LEATHER JEWELLERY STORAGE BOX
Perfect for bits and bobs, jewellery, watches or cufflink storage. A lovely vintage tactile item, perfect for a gentleman's dressing room. £35
UNUSUAL FAUX TORTOISESHELL CARVED BOX
A really unusual box of moulded and carved resin to simulate a thick dense tortoiseshell. One hinge needs a repair but otherwise a great item that could grace an early - mid 20th century setting with ease, perfect for cigarettes or cigars, or general storage. £35
ANTIQUE MARQUETRY INLAID JEWELLERY BOX
A lovely period jewellery box inlaid with different veneers, with the main one looking to be walnut. A few corner nibbles and some light wear to the lid. The interior needs some restoration to bring it back to life - this will make a gorgeous box with some tlc! £28
EARLY 20TH CENTURY PAINTED TIN CASH BOX
A classic design for early 20th century cash or stationary boxes - this tin box is painted black with gilt and red accents. There are some scratches and one or two very small dents commensurate with age and use. There is no key but the hinge works fine and it closes tightly. Perfect for a kitchen, shop setting or for stylishly keeping your cash safe when you have a car boot sale! H 4.75", W 8.25", D 5". £18
ANTIQUE PAPIER MACHE HAND PAINTED STAMP BOX
From the when people wrote letters so often they needed a dedicated recepticle for their stamps! With handy sloping compartments for easy access and a charming hand painted floral decoration - a lovely piece of domestic history. 4" long. £15
HALLMARKED STERLING SILVER EDWARDIAN PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
This lovely photograph frame is mounted with sterling silver hallmarked Birmingham 1914 by G & C Ltd and contains a cabinet card photo of the famous music hall star Florrie Forde. The silver has a small damaged area in the corner where it is coming away from the base but that is easily fixable. Otherwise in lovely condition and a beautiful elegant piece of Edwardian history that would grace any interior! £55
ART DECO TRIPLE FROSTED GLASS FLOWER SCONCE ON CHROMIUM PLATED BASE
This is a wonderful piece of Art Deco décor for your home! A triple flower sconce of stylish stepped frosted glass set into a chrome plated base. In excellent overall condition, no chips or cracks to the glass and only light wear to the plating as you might expect. I can imagine this over a smart monochrome Deco fireplace filled with scarlet roses! £95
GORGEOUS LATE VICTORIAN HAND PAINTED SILK LARGE PHOTOGRAPH FRAME
Old photographs are wonderful. An accurate portrait of a real human from another time, who’d otherwise be lost to the past. This wonderful late Victorian/Edwardian gentleman doesn’t look out of place among the blossoms. This lovely large silk covered frame is hand painted with spring blossoms and protected under glass. The silk is fraying with age in places but the back is in good original condition with an old cord handing (probably not original). I wonder what he really thought of it? (47cm x 45cm) £45
STUNNING HAMMERED PEWTER ART NOUVEAU CHARGER BY SWEENEYS OF BRADFORD
This is a gorgeously iconic piece of Art Nouveau period hammered pewter. This small charger measures 9” across and is stamped “Sweeneys Bradford English Pewter”. Originally part of a service it stands alone as a design classic and still perfectly functional. In superb condition. £85
VINTAGE PAINTED BISCUIT TINS
A lot more effort went into biscuit tins in the first half of the 20th century than nowadays. These have gorgeous patterns and colours and are naturally worn so have a charming vintage patina. A beautiful decorative touch for any shabby chic interior or true vintage kitchen. £10 each
ORNATE GILT METAL SEWING NOTION THIMBLE AND NEEDLE CASE
Possibly one of the prettiest one I've seen! Often found in brass but this one is gilt and ornately chased with floral scroll. Containing a little wooden thread winder which has a lid itself for you to pop your needles inside. Would likely have also contained a thimble which is not present. Case has a couple of dents but otherwise in good order. £22
VICTORIAN TAPESTRY PIN CUSHION WITH STUMPWORK EMBROIDERY AND TASSELS
A charming piece of Victoriana, this is a pretty pin cushion made from a piece of stumpwork embroidered tapestry and pink plush with tassels. Possibly the tapestry is older, which would make sense as old textiles could be cut down to use for other uses. Some small repairs to the back so it could be restored gently or left with the patina its years have earned. £30
LARGE ANTIQUE FABRIC COVERED HAT PIN CUSHION
While you might find this one a little large for sewing pins, it’s a perfect dressing table addition for hat pins and even better for a hat pin collector to use as display. In a woven blue and gold fabric and topped with a piece of antique machine lace which may be older than the cushion itself. Excellent overall condition. 7” across and 3” high. £12
ANTIQUE HAT PIN CUSHION WITH CREWEL EMBROIDERY
This is a charming and solidly made hat pin cushion that’s also not too big so you could use it for sewing pins as well. With crewel work embroidered flowers and a flat base it has some weight and has been clearly used by many ladies over the last hundred years or so. It may even have been embroidered by one of them! 5” across and 2.75” high. £15
TURNED WOOD VINTAGE DARNING MUSHROOMS
A lovely piece of domestic history is the darning mushroom, and if you’ve ever used one you’ll know they are brilliant. Lovely turned wood with tactile worn patina. Charming. £6 each
SELECTION OF VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE SEWING TOOLS
The staples of every woman's sewing box, this is a selection of tools including crochet hooks, thread winder, picks, thimbles and more! £8-15 each depending.
CHESTERMAN OF SHEFFIELD EDWARDIAN BRASS RETRACTING LINEN TAPE MEASURE
Would you believe the retractable tape measure was invented in 1829 by this very man, James Chesterman of Sheffield. The Chesterman name became synonymous with top quality tools and measures and this is no exception. A brass retracting linen tailor’s tape measure in full working order. A safety pin has been added to stop the end getting lost as it may be missing a piece. The press button retractor works perfectly! £16
SELECTION OF VINTAGE HABERDASHERY ITEMS
A large collection of haberdashery items, mostly from the mid-century but some are earlier. These are great for set dressing detail and layering, as well as window dressing. Crafters and restorers also love to work with original thread which shows up better in repairs than modern. Available as a job lot, or piece by piece.
Whole Collection: £85
Individual prices between £2 - £18.
STYLISH ART DECO MAHOGANY BOOK ENDS
In a tasteful mahogany with painted white accept the shape of these book ends beautifully evoke the period, reminiscent of the glorious ocean liners of the 1930s. A few scuffs and scratches commensurate with use. Each bookend measures 5.75" high x 3.75" deep x 5.75" long. £45