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CD1527 20thC Kauri Magazine Rack

An Early 20thC New Zealand Kauri Tall Table Top Magazine Rack With 3/4 Gallery Top Above Partitioned Lower Portion, The Whole With Ring Turned Supports And Legs.

550mm Wide x 330mm Deep x 1110mm High.

Circa 1900.

Excellent Condition With A Couple Of Minor Water Stains To The Top, The Ring Turning Of Some Quality. Modestly Priced.




Price: $485.00
Stock Number: CD1527



ZC476 20thC Kauri High Stool

A 19thC New Zealand Colonial Kauri High Stool, Painted A Long Time Ago Pink, With Dished Seat And Turned Legs And Stretchers.

313mm Wide x 323mm Deep x 805mm High.

Circa 1880.

Lacks 2 Stretchers, Reasonably Stable With A Little Movement; Personally I'd Leave The Paint And Commission 2 New Stretchers Which Should Be Painted Pink And Distressed.




Price: $185.00
Stock Number: ZC476



ZC8 19thC Kauri Occasional Table

A Pleasing Little 19thC New Zealand Colonial Kauri Rectangular Occasional Table With Moulded Edge, Turned Supports On Splayed Feet And Central Bobbin Turned Stretcher.

935mm Wide x 520mm Deep x 770mm High.

Great Colour, Excellent Functional Condition.



Price: $465
Stock Number:  ZC8



CD1524 NZ Folk Art Kauri Bank Of Drawers

A Charming And Functional NZ Folk Art Kauri Small Bank Of 8 Drawers With Pierced Brass Handles.

322mm Wide x 405mm Deep x 628mm High

Circa 1900.

Likely Reassembled Using Component Parts Of An Earlier Piece, The Top With A Significant Stain, Totally Functional - Perfect For The Workshop Or Haberdashery.




Price: $650.00
Stock Number: CD1524




A 19thC New Zealand Colonial Serpentine Front Kauri Side Table With Moulded Edge,
Central Frieze Drawer With Knob Handle And Turned Legs United By An Open Lower Shelf.
1120mm Wide x 587mm Deep x 725mm High.
Formerly With Casters, Well Used, Knocks And Scuffs Commensurate With Age, Sturdy And Functional.





Price: $450.00
Stock Number:  ZC446



A 19thC New Zealand Colonial Kauri Side Table With Moulded Edge,
2 Drawers With Ebonised Handles On Raised Panels And Turned Octagonal Legs.
971mm Wide x 557mm Deep x 738mm High x 573mm High Floor To Below Drawers
Circa 1870.
Well Used Functional Condition With Ink Stains To Top And Drawers, Cheap As Chips.





Price: $450.00
Stock Number:  CD1457



A 19thC New Zealand Colonial Parquetry Inlaid Kauri Octagonal Occasional Table Attributed To Jewell & Sons Of Christchurch With Specimen Wood Tumbling Cube Inlaid Top Featuring Burr Totara, Kauri, Rewa Rewa, Kahikatea, Black Maire And Others, The Border With Burr Totara Line Inlay And Moulded Edge Above Base Featuring 4 Turned Legs And Open Lower Shelf With Moulded edge, Gallery And Finials.
798mm Wide x 763mm High
Circa 1880.
Rare Form, Excellent Condition, A Table With Significant Presence, Not To Be Confused With The Much Smaller And Much More Available Wine Tables - You Will Not Find Another Of These In A Hurry.








Price: $5,750.00
Stock Number:  ZA47



An Unusual 19thC Colonial Teak Clerks Desk With Gallery, Slope Front Enclosing A Rudimentary Interior, Original Lock And Key,
Side Drawers With Turned Knob Handles Beneath A Flat Surface And Turned Legs.
1047mm Wide x 675mm Deep x 863mm High Low Side x 937mm High Side, x 635mm High Kneehole.
Circa 1880.
A Label Inside From A Former Trader With, We Think, Erroneous Description.
Great Colour, Excellent Used Condition







Price: $1,850.00
Stock Number:  ZC382



A 19thC Nelson Interest Iron Bound Pine Steamer Chest With Heavy Duty Lifting Handles And Extensive Iron Mounts,
The Hinged Lid Stencilled "D Burgess Nelson NZ" And "Wanted On Board."
910mm Wide 500mm Deep x 480mm High.
Circa 1860.
Extensive Knocks, Scuffs And Stains Commensurate With Use, Structurally Sound, Recently Cleaned And Waxed,
A Great Conversation Piece For A Nelsonian.

"Wanted On Board" Means Load To Cabin, Not Hold - Needed During Voyage.






Price: $1,250.00
Stock Number:  ZA122



A 19thC New Zealand Colonial Institutional Nelson Interest Kauri Armchair Of Captain Shape
With Shaped Broad Back, Outspread Elbow Rests, Substantial Turned Spindle Supports,
Stuffover Black Leather Seat, Robust Turned Legs And Stretchers.
615mm Wide Across Seat x 600mm Deep Across Seat x 740mm High x 440mm High To Top Of Seat.
Recently Reupholstered To A High Standard With Black Leather, Originally With Casters Now Absent.
Circa 1880.
Excellent Condition, Structurally Very Sound, Great Colour, A Little Low Without Casters Although Comfortable To Sit In.
Provenance : Nelson City Council.







Price: $2,850.00
Stock Number:  J645



A Magnificent Gargantuan 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




An Early 20thC Kauri School Desk Of Typical Form.
615mm Wide x 825mm Deep x 763mm High.
Circa 1920.
The Slope No Longer Hinged And Now Fixed. Offered As I Found It - Untouched.
Provenance : Auckland Boys Grammar - Sold Off To Old Boys About 20 Years Ago.





Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  ZC24



A 19thC New Zealand Colonial Rectangular Kauri Side Table With Moulded Edge,
3 Frieze Drawers (Central Drawer False) With Knob Handles And Turned Legs.
1065mm Wide x 512mm Deep x 760mm High x 596mm High Floor To Bottom Of Drawer.
Circa 1880.
No Nonsense, Totally Sturdy And Functional, Knocks And Scuffs Commensurate With Age.




Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  ZC445




An Early 20thC New Zealand Government Issue Spindle Back Office Chair With Arched Top Rail,
Elbow Rests, Pierced Seat With Squab Recess, Plain Circular Section Legs And All Round Stretchers Featuring Reassuring Tied Wire.
A Small Amount Of Old Inactive Borer - The - Chair Has Been Fumigated - Totally Sturdy, Very Comfortable, Pretty Good Price!





Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  CD1405




A Very Cool Set Of Early 20thC Kauri Library Steps Featuring A Raised Pole, Fixed Treble Treads Each Side And Heavy Duty Metal Casters.
935mm Wide Across Casters x 450mm Deep x 838mm High x 1426mm High To Top Of Pole.
Circa 1910.
Robust, Functional And Interesting - An Institutional Look With A Hint Of Industrial. Never Seen This Shape Before, Let Alone In NZ Wood.






Price: SOLD
Stock Number: ZA241



An Attractive 19thC Colonial Kauri Square Commode With Moulded Edge,
Let In Antique Carpet Fragment, Hinged Top, Fitted Interior Lacking Chamber Pot And Square Section Legs.
586mm Square x 810mm High.
Circa 1880.
The Carpet Fragment Totally Stable But With A Small Hole, An Ideal Little Piece To Go Alongside A Comfy Chair.
We Have Left Original But The Interior Could Be Modified To Form A Cupboard.




Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  CD1454




A Handsome And Rare 19thC New Zealand Colonial Figured Kauri Cheval Mirror, The Rectangular Mirror Flanked By Chamfered Supports With Finials Above Hinged Box And Moulded Edge; Original Brass Hardware.
643mm Wide x 247mm Deep x 788mm High.
Circa 1880.
A Good Looking Mirror In Excellent Condition. Very Nice Figured Kauri Of An Attractive Hue, Would Look Terrific On A Large Colonial Chest Of Drawers, An Unusual Form And Rare In Figured Kauri.





Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  ZB37



An Attractive 19thC New Zealand Colonial Octagonal Kauri Occasional Table With Random Parquetry Veneered Top
In Square And Triangular Sections Raised On Spindle Turned Supports, Open Lower Shelf And Leaf Carved Tripod Base;
The Reverse With Pencilled Wood Specimen Key Including Totara, Kowhai, Matai, Rewa Rewa And Puriri Of A Great Age.
512mm Wide x 512mm Deep x 775mm High.
Possibly Winks & Hall, Auckland, Circa 1875
Good Original Condition, Great Colour.








Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  ZB7



A Late 19thC Colonial Kauri Dark Stained Slope Front Bin With Original Metal Fleur-de=Lys Hinges And Fitted Interior With 3 Bays.
775mm Wide x 475mm Deep x 485mm High At Back x 340mm High At Front.
Circa 1900
A Bit On The Primitive Side - Inexplicably The Front Is Flush On One Side And Extends On The Other.
Sturdy Functional Condition Despite It's Well Worn Shabby Chic Aspect.





Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  CD1397



A Plain Robust Late 19thC New Zealand Colonial Chest Of Drawers With Chamfered Edge, 1/4 Column Supports,
2 Short Over 3 Graduated Long Drawers, Turned Wood Bun Handles, Overhung Lower Edge And Plinth Base.
1055mm Wide x 396mm Deep x 1086mm High.
Circa 1890.
14mm Wide Kauri Lined Drawers, Very Solid, Very Heavy, The Top With Multiple Patches Of Old Filler,
Small Old Defunct Worm In Back - Put Some Wax Over The Holes If It Concerns You -
If There's Anything In There They Won't Survive Wax Fumes, We Reckon It's Long Dead,
Matte Finish, We Haven't Touched It.
Cheap As Chips







Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  ZC137



A 19thC New Zealand Colonial Kauri Twin Pedestal Desk With Battered Rexene Inset Top, Moulded Edge With Old Repair,
Central Kneehole Drawer And Fixed Pedestals With 4 Graduated Long Drawers, Turned Wood Handles And Plinth Bases.
1225mm Wide x 780mm Deep x 750mm High, The Kneehole 465mm Wide x 597mm High.
Original Circular Brass Escutcheons, All Drawers With Original Functioning Locks, Keys Present.
An Old Repair To The Bottom Of One Drawer, An Old Repair To The Top Moulded Edge.
Have Decided To Leave This In Completely Original Condition With The All The Scuffs, Knocks And Stains Left Intact.
Please Note The Pedestals Are Fixed - Consequently On The Heavy Side. We Haven't Touched It.
Charming As Is! Full Restoration Including A New Tooled Leather Top No Problem -
Add About $1500-$2000 Maximum To The Very Reasonable Price As Is.






Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  ZB246



 A 19thC Kauri Rectangular Hall Table With Rudimentary Raised Back,
2 Drawers - One Fitted With Original Lock, Turned Bun Handles And Turned Legs.
1093mm Wide x 523mm Deep x 500mm Deep Less Back x 740mm High Less Back x 590mm High Floor To Bottom Drawer.







Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  ZC161



A Large 19thC New Zealand Colonial Rimu Miner's Couch Of Typical Form With Shaped Solid Back Incorporating Horizontal Finials,
Turned Column Sides, Slatted Base With Old Green Squab, Plain Front Rail And Shaped Supports.
1885mm Wide x 628mm Deep x 870mm High.
Circa 1870.
Evidence Of Old Worm Especially To Front Left Support, There Will Be Nothing Active Here As It's Been Recently Fumigated
With Methyl Bromide. Sturdy And Well Constructed, There's Another 100+ Years Left In This Old Fellow.







Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  CD1396



A Mid Century New Zealand Made Long Rectangular Adzed Stool Of Chapman-Taylor Inspiration With Shaped Sides,
"X" Frame Trestle Supports With Hoof Feet And Central Stretcher; Unidentified Incised Makers Device.
760mm Wide x 343mm Deep x 317mm High.
Circa 1960.
Excellent Condition.






Price: SOLD
Stock Number: Y157



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 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: SOLD
Stock Number: U118



An Attractive 19thC New Zealand Colonial Kauri Chest Of Drawers With Moulded Edge, 2 Short Over 3 Graduated Long Drawers,
Turned Wood Handles, Brass Keyhole Escutcheons, Original Brass Locks (Excluding Bottom Drawer),
Split Twist Supports, Shaped Apron And Raised Square Section Feet.
1115mm Wide x 467mm Deep Across Supports x 1163mm High.
Excellent Original Colour, Not To Be Confused With Those Massive Overbearingly Large Chests -
This With Pleasing Compact Proportions, 2 Handle Back Plates Slightly Deficient -
Can't Be Seen, Good Condition With Smooth Running Drawers.
Top two drawers featuring lining paper from The New Zealand Herald Dec 28 1974.






Price: SOLD
Stock Number:  ZC22


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: SOLD

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: SOLD
Stock Number: N588



A Good 19thC New Zealand Colonial Kauri Journeyman's Chest With Cleated Top, Metal Handles, Original Hinges, Original Functioning Lock And Key And Slightly Raised Batons Under.
955mm Wide x 523mm Deep x 496mm High.
Good Condition With Knocks And Scuffs Commensurate With Age, Recently Waxed.







Price: SOLD
Stock Number: Y288



A 19thC New Zealand Colonial Kauri And Mottled Kauri Bookcase, Attributed To William Norrie, Of Imposing Tall Proportions With Projecting Moulded Cornice And Twin Gothic Arch Glazed Doors Featuring Central Vertical Bar Enclosing Adjustable Shelves Above Similarly Formed Cupboard Doors And Plain Plinth Base Below
1620mm Wide x 490mm Deep x 2840mm High.
Circa 1880.
Excellent Condition, Glass Replaced, Solid Not Veneered Timbers Used Throughout, Fabulous Colour. 
A Tour-de-Force Of Architectural Form Featuring Superb Figured And Matched Timber And A Most Satisfying Minimalist Design Lacking The Usual Victorian Carved Corbells. This Bookcase Will Sing In A Suitably Expansive High Stud Interior.






Price:  SOLD
Stock Number: CD964




A Massive 19thC Colonial Kauri Chest Of Drawers With Moulded Edge, Long Frieze Drawer, 3 Deep Drawers Over 3 Long Drawers And Block Feet, Each Drawer With Turned Knob Handle With Mother-Of-Pearl Centre, Central Deep Drawer With Glass Handle, All Drawers With Well Figured Mottled Kauri, The Central Drawer With Parquetry Inlay Featuring Rewa Rewa And Anther Darker Wood, The Sides With Flattened Burr Kauri Pilasters Below Carved Corbells.

1212mm Wide x 563mm Deep x 1341mm High.

Circa 1880.

Retains All Brass Locks Save One, The Top Split, Probably Reploished About 50 Years Ago, Now With A Pleasing Aspect, 1960's Price Tag Of $9,850, Would Make About $4000 In Auction Today So My Price Tag Of $3,450 Is Very Competitive.









Price: SOLD
Stock Number: ZA861



A Good Looking 19thC New Zealand Colonial Miniature Rimu And Kahikatea Lined Scotch Chest With Moulded Edge, Concave/Convex Long Top Drawer, A Single Deep Shaped Burr Totara Central Drawer Flanked By Real And False Small Drawers, 3 Graduated Long Drawers, Shaped Apron, Dark Wood (Possibly Rata) Side Supports With Pendant Finials, Original Locks And Key.
435mm Wide x 266mm Deep x 483mm High.
Circa 1880.

The Back Board Replaced Years Ago Probably Because Borer Infested, Fumigated At The Same Time And Fumigated Again Recently - Evidence Of Inactive Borer To Bottom Of Drawers, Now Filled

Great Colour, Excellent Condition With Knocks And Scuffs Commensurate With Age; These Are Getting Very Rare, First One I've Sold In Years.








Price:  SOLD
Stock Number: CD1022



A Pair Of Mid Century New Zealand Rimu High Stools With Brass Tacked Leather Upholstered Seats,
Tapering And Splayed Square Section Legs And Plain Stretchers. 
290mm Square x 630mm High.
Circa 1950.
Recently Refurbished, The Leather Seats New, Excellent Sturdy Functional Condition.






Price: SOLD
Stock Number: ZA150



A Rare 19thC New Zealand, Christchurch, Jewell & Sons, Parquetry Inlaid Octagonal Wine Table With Typical Star And Cube Design Featuring Rewa Rewa, Totara, Kauri And Matai On Burr Totara Ground, Shaped Edge And Turned Gypsy Tripod Base With Finials.
485mm Diameter x 740mm High.
Circa 1880.
Possible Old Repair To Base, Superb Colour, Excellent Condition.







Price: SOLD
Stock Number: CD756



A Superb 19thC New Zealand Colonial Kauri Bankers Chair Of Tub Form With Buttoned Brown Leather Upholstery, Raised Back, Spindle Turned Supports, Elbow Rests With Wood Terminals, Sprung Seat And Turned Legs With Later Casters.
635mm Wide Across Front Of Seat x 865mm High.
Circa 1880.
Recently Reupholstered At Great Expense (More Than The Asking Price!) To An Extremely High Standard, The New Leather With Faux Patination, Nice Broad Seat, Very Comfortable For A Big Man; This Is A Great Chair!







Price:  SOLD
Stock Number: CD988



A Charming 19thC New Zealand Colonial Cottage Chair With Shaped Solid Top Rail, Solid Seat And Tapering
Square Section Legs.
862mm High.
Circa 1870.
Well Worn Used Condition, Functional Without Damage, Nice Wide Seat For Those 20thC Broad Bottoms







Price:  SOLD
Stock Number: Z280




A Decorative Pair Of 19thC Colonial Kauri Hall Chairs With Moulded And Pierced Circular Backs, Solid Seats With Chamfered Edges And Turned Legs.
423mm Wide Across Seat x 820mm High.
Circa 1880.
Something Pleasantly Primitive About The Design Of These Chairs Compared To The Smart And Precise Look Of English Victorian Mahogany Hall Chairs
Couple Of Old Stable Repairs, Plenty Of Knocks And Scuffs Commensurate With Age And Use. Charming.








Price: SOLD
Stock Number: C765



A Good Looking 19thC Colonial Kauri And Burr Kauri 2 Door Cupboard With 2 Plank Top, Chamfered Edge, Single Deep Drawer And Asymmetric Shield Panel Doors, The Early Bakelite Knob Handles And Brass Cup Handles Old But Replaced.
985mm Wide x 391mm Deep x 840mm High.
Circa 1880.
Probably Originally Built In, Now Lacking Base, Original Untouched Grubby State, No Condition Issues, No Borer, Be Terrific Reincorporated In A Colonial Kitchen.





Price: SOLD
Stock Number: N578



A New Zealand Arts And Crafts Early Chapman-Taylor Jarrah Sideboard With Plank Top And Low Gallery, Plank Side Supports With Arched Tops And Iron Fixing Pins, Central Frieze Drawer Above Open Kennel Flanked By Narrow Plank Full Length Fitted Cupboards, The Drawer And Cupboards With Original Hand Wrought Iron Handles And Back Plates; Functioning Original Locks With Keys.
1220mm Wide x 418mm Deep x 1220mm High.
Circa 1910.

One Small Nibble To The Bottom Edge, Otherwise Good Original Untouched Condition.

Commissioned By Jessie McKellar And Henry Abraham For Their Chapman Taylor Designed Home, "Tirohana", 47 Jubilee Road, Khandallah, Circa 1910.
Illustrated Page 88, "The Life And Times Of James Walter Chapman-Taylor," By Judy Siers.

A Later Owner Of "Tirohana," Don & Eleanor Bruce-Smith, Took The Sideboard With Them When Shifting And Subsequently It Has Been Passed Down By Descent..

A Seminal One Off Commissioned Work Featuring Smooth Planed Timber, A Precursor To The Later Adzed Furniture Chapman Taylor Is Noted For.






Price: SOLD
Stock Number: Y383



A Good Looking Turn Of The Century NZ Arts And Crafts Kauri Bench Stool With Rectangular Top, Chamfered Edge, Pierced Heart Shape Trestle Supports And Plain Stretcher.
765mm Wide x 295 Deep x 550mm High
Circa 1910
Lovely Colour, Excellent Condition.







Price: SOLD
Stock Number: CD759



A Good Looking 19thC New Zealand Colonial Miniature Kahikatea Scotch Chest With Moulded Edge, Concave/Convex Long Top Drawer, A Single Deep Burr Totara Central Drawer Flanked By Real And False Small Drawers, 3 Graduated Long Drawers, Shaped Apron, Dark Wood Side Supports With Pendant Finials, Original Locks And Key.
435mm Wide x 266mm Deep x 483mm High.
Circa 1880.

The Back Board Replaced Years Ago Probably Because Borer Infested, Fumigated At The Same Time And Fumigated Again Recently - No Further Signs Of Borer.

Great Colour, Excellent Condition With Knocks And Scuffs Commensurate With Age; These Are Getting Very Rare, First One I've Sold In Years.







Price: SOLD
Stock Number: Y59



A Good Looking Small 19thC New Zealand Colonial Octagonal Occasional Table With Geometric Parquetry Inlaid Top Featuring Various NZ Woods Including Burr Totara, The Shaped Apron With Burr Totara And Rewa Rewa, Supported On 4 Turned Rimu Legs.
478mm Wide x 560mm High.
Circa 1880
Excellent Condition, Useful Small Size.







Price: SOLD
Stock Number: CD736



An Extremely Rare Pair Of 19thC New Zealand Colonial Kauri And Ash Windsor Elbow Chairs With Arched Backs, Pierced Vase Shape Splats, Plain Elbow Rests, Saddle Seats, Turned Legs And Stretchers.
An Identical Chair Is Attributed By Cottrell, Page 319, To Henry Smith, Christchurch. Circa 1880.
110mm High.
Fantastic Original Condition, Great Patina, Knocks And Scuffs Commensurate With Age, Structurally Sound. You Could Wait A Very Very Long Time To Acquire Another Pair Of 19thC NZ Windsor Chairs.









Price: SOLD
Stock Number: CD757



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.








Price: SOLD
Stock Number: V668



An Extremely Rare 19thC Colonial New Zealand, Nelson, High Kauri Stool With Replaced Brass Tacked Brown Leather Stuffover Seat And Robust Turned Legs With High Plain Stretchers.
The Top Approximately 305mm Square x 835mm High.
Bears Original Makers Paper Label Entitled "From S.B. Johnson Upper Collingwood Street, Nelson. Cabinetmaker And Upholsterer."
Circa 1870.
An Identical Paper Label Is Illustrated In Cottrell, Page 372, In Association With A French Style Totara Desk.
The Seat Recently Reupholstered, The Wood Cleaned And Waxed With All The Extensive Remnants Of Original Polish Left Intact, Structurally Very Sound. Very Rare!






Price: SOLD
Stock Number: N571



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

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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 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.
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


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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