Oak Furniture and Metalwork
The traditional British furniture wood, the Age of Oak can be said to cover the period from the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) to that of George III (1760-1820). Unpretentious and often of glorious colour with a fine patina, useful objects such as chairs, presses, tables and smaller pieces were made to be lived with, which is why they remain so highly prized today. Who would not be captivated by this lovely little 17th century table on bobbin turned legs that sold for £3,200.
Vernacular furniture such as this and contemporary country furniture from France, Spain, Italy, the Low Countries and Scandinavia, as well as lower value oak and country furniture is offered in all Mellors & Kirk Sales, including our curated two-day monthly Antique & Collectors Sales.