Included In Tom Blacks Charity Auction No Reserve Rare Early Liberty & Co Canterbury With Liberty Red Paper Label & Ivorine Patent Plaque Circa 1900



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With the incredible support of the Antique dealing community, an auction will be held to raise financial support for Tom's family, Tom was the owner of @brightlingantiques and has sadly passed away from cancer.

Tom was a renowned period house restorer and an exceptional antique dealer - professional, knowledgeable and passionate. He was also a beautiful person - kind, gentle and considerate, devoted to his wife Alice and their two young children.

@searchandrescued are auctioning off this exceptional Liberty Canterbury/Magazine Rack. Click on link for more details. No reserve! (List price was £1,250) All proceeds go to Toms family/Alice.

The auction will start on Thursday 12th January until the Sunday 15th January.

Bidding starts Thursday via @searchandrescued Instagram account (plus all other dealers posts) and takes place in the comments of each dealers post - simply leave your bid amounts as a comment and make sure you’re not outbid! Postage to be considered on top of your offer. There is no reserve no minimum amount to start bidding at. Bidding Winners will be announced and contacted at the end of Sunday 15th January.

All funds raised will be donated to Toms family.If you would like to support in any other way, please head over to @brightlingantiques Instagram page where you can find the Gofundme link directly In their bio, for donations of any kind.

Check out the hashtags #brightlingauction below when the auction starts on Thursday and follow the stories, to see all of the items up for auction. There is always time for kindness, however small that act might be. Any further info required - please contact @realacquisitions @withjoroberts or @evokeerotes

Dealers so far who have donated amazing antiques include confirmed @martin_ashby_interiors @anthonywhittingham @nookantiques @stoneandsageshop @room.8.interiors @withjoroberts @theschoolforscandal @susiebluesrooms @henleydecorfair_2023 @shopwilliamandherbert @nightingalesnestvintage @chrisholmesantiques @thecuriousflea @scoutdecorative @jojojamjar_vintage @searchandrescued @sunshine.antiques @thewealdenbazaar @feraland_gardens @folkefurniture @samandtamaradecorativeantiques @junkshopantiques @metroretroltd @waspandbird @kestrel_antiques @jamesbroadinteriors @blackdogantiquesandevents @evoke_erotes @swanholtvintage @asfairs @rare_elements @redwoodsantiques @reikrecycling @noahvalentine10 @chetwyndantiques @thefleetingcustodian @silfeatherstone @thefrenchdepot @lovejoysantiques @the_vintage_rooms

A rare early Liberty & Co Canterbury/Paper/Magazine holding rack, designed by Leonard Wyburd. Very early Liberty & Co Gothic script red paper label & ivorine patent plaque. We cannot find another version the same anywhere. Beautiful design with oak reeded columns, porcelain & brass castors, brass hinges opening to paper storage lid. One of a kind & a must for any Liberty/furniture collector. T
his beautiful object is not only a design classic but a useable practical piece of furniture to be used as intended. 

Early authentic Liberty objects have a label of rectangular red or white paper with gothic script. A diamond label in orange card fixed with pins and with a registered design number is also known as is the stamped mark ‘Liberty & Co.’, impressed into the underside of wooden items. However, the most common form of labelling was a small lozenge-shaped plaque of ivorine or enamelled brass.  Occasionally numbers were stamped into the wood underneath or on the reverse of pieces. Examples of Liberty & Co. furniture stamps and labels and stamped locks are illus. Bennett (2012), pp. 299 & 301-3.

Having originally only stocked imported furniture, in 1883 Liberty employed the eighteen year old Leonard Wyburd as principal designer for Liberty & Co. Wyburd’s furniture designs were first published in its Art Furniture catalogue of 1884. From the time of Wyburd’s appointment there was a gradual inclusion in the Liberty stock of new pieces of furniture. Within ten years, no doubt with reference to Morris & Co. and to the published sources of E. W. Godwin, Bruce Talbert and Charles Eastlake, interpretations of Tudor, Jacobean and Elizabethan period furniture developed into a rugged vernacular style with armoured metalwork, heavy oak and medieval character often with carved friezes and painted decoration. 

52cm Height x 50cm width x 36cm depth

 As a genuine antique there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.