Heritage & Hallmark Antique Furniture Alongside Vintage and Bespoke Jewellery

Heritage & Hallmark Antique Furniture and Bespoke Jewellery

Heritage & Hallmark

James Smith, a local antique furniture restorer will have a small selection of pieces to sell. As well as discussion and advice regarding all thing’s furniture restoration, or just pop in for a conservation conversation!

Lisa Smith from Lisa Marie Designer Goldsmith, a local jeweller of over 30 years’ experience will be exhibiting Jewellery from both past and present.

There will be an opportunity to book appointments and discuss commissions and remodelling of jewellery that are still loved but would like a revival.

We are also offering appraisals of old pieces and are buying unwanted gold.
Up to the minute best prices paid.

Heritage & Hallmark

Heritage and Hallmark will be opening from the 17th to the 31st of August 2020.

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Ruby and Diamond ring

Amazing Ruby and Diamond ring three stone ring

Amazing Ruby and Diamond ring. Ruby 1.11ct set in four claws bordered either side with two half-moon Diamond 0.42ct all set into a Platinum mount. This would make a beautiful Ruby Anniversary present for forty years of marriage.
Gild Chair

Beautiful Giltwood Chair

  Giltwood chair dating to George III. Circa 1760. Beautiful bedroom chair. Dimensions: Height 38” Wide  17.5” Depth 17”
Sapphire and Diamond earings

Beautiful 18ct Sapphire and Diamond earrings

Beautifully simple. elegant  pair of 4 claw sapphire and diamond earrings to wear everyday or perfect for a special event.

Beautiful Natural Green 1.60ct Emerald cut Sapphire Cluster ring

£7,520.00 Emerald cut Sapphire cluster ring. Untreated Ethically mined in Queensland Australia. Made from fairtrade 18ct gold and made all in England. All the stones are ethically mined in Queensland Australia, but made out of fair trade 18ct white gold. All British made. Finger size N. Central Sapphire is Emerald cut approx. 1.60ct.surrounded by brillant cut sapphires.
Pair of tall Satin Birch Cabinets

Beautiful Pair of tall Satin Birch Cabinets

Pair of tall Satin Birch Cabinets equally suited to serve as useful storage in the Study or as bedside cabinets. Very nice quality, stamped by the retailer/ maker W Tarn and co. London.  Dating from around 1850 they are veneered in well chosen Satin Birch with Rosewood details. Dimensions: Height 101cm(39.8”) Width 42cm(16.5”) Depth 58cm (22.8”) Declared manufacture date: 19th century
Beautiful pink tourmaline

Beautiful Pink Tourmaline Gypsy style ring

Beautiful pink tourmaline stone 3ct set into a rub setting. Pave set either side on the stone rolling down each side of the ring, is a lovely array of diamonds total ct weight is 0.50ct (small finger size). L

Black Opal Diamond ring

Stunning example of a beautiful American Platinum mount to show this stunning opal off to its full. Set in four claw fancy collet.

Blue Opal and Diamond Bracelet

An oval 18ct yellow gold with platinum detail on the back of setting. The main setting is suspended by an articulating top loop set with 5 Brilliant cut Diamonds. The bracelet pendant has free movement however it is restricted from falling to the back of wrist due to the small 18ct yellow balls which allows the opal to sit comfortably in the centre of the wrist. The natural Opal itself is an excellent example of a dark base boulder opal. Some amazing flashes of Blue, showing a fantastic butterfly wing effect across the stone. The back of the stone has a highly polished back. The stone is 22.6mm x 5.6mm and weighs in at 3.9ct.  The overall weight of the piece is 8.2gr.

Beautiful Pair of tall Satin Birch Cabinets

A pair of tall Satin Birch Cabinets equally suited to serve as useful storage in the Study or as bedside cabinets. Very nice quality, stamped by the retailer/ maker W Tarn and co. London.  Dating from around 1850 they are veneered in well chosen Satin Birch with Rosewood details.

William Tarn & Co. was a large department store in the Elephant and Castle district of Southwark. The business begun as a drapery shop c. 1799. In 1841, William Tarn & Co.

By the 1870s, the company had expanded to become a huge department store. There were departments for silks, velvet’s, furniture, haberdashery, millinery, boots and shoes, furs, carpets, and suits. The store was the largest retailer in Elephant and Castle – a thriving shopping area at this time – known as “the Piccadilly of south London”.

Pair of tall Satin Birch Cabinets

A selection of private commissions

A beautiful example of boulder Opal from Lisa Marie's private collection

If you were part of society, you may have had a townhouse and a country residence.

It was normal practice to have a removable safe inside a decorated stand. At the end of the season you would have taken your valuable case out and taken it to your country residence where you may have a more basic stand to put the box in or indeed just kept the case separately. The cabinet would have various sized cupboards and secret compartments for your various valuables whether it was jewellery or important papers.

One of James’ valued customers had had the inner part of the stand but the decorative section had become separated over time and asked James to make the rest. As you can see the main body has barley twist legs and is made from  Walnut and Oster cut Yew. Then James has had to make the piece look over three hundred years old. The only way to make the timber shrink and move and colour down to match the original is by chemical colouring. This can only be done once and if you fail, it’s back to square one!