Catalogue - Current Stock

Welcome to The Appleyard.

Below is a selection of our current stock. Please enquire if you need something else; we may already have it. Contact
We also custom make tables, bookcases and cabinets.

Please call 0403000799 or contact Patrick.

Metters Rotating Pantry Original

posted 3 Oct 2019, 23:50 by Patrick Robinson

Early 20th century Metters rotating pantry. 
Of iconic vernacular  design, and sometimes referred to as a bush pantry.
Made from pressed tin on a central axle with a timber base supported by castors. 
Copper ant guard to lower stem.
Working condition.

Size 1220mm high x 650mm diameter 

Australian Cedar Georgian Chest of Drawers

posted 2 Oct 2019, 00:56 by Patrick Robinson

Pre gold rush Australian Colonial Chest of 5 drawers in excellent original condition Circa 1850.
Thumb nail moulding to top and base, nice proportions with mellow patination.
Size 1050mm high x 1120mm high x 480mm deep

New Zealand Provincial Kauri Pine Dining Table

posted 1 Oct 2019, 02:04 by Patrick Robinson

Made from reclaimed warehouse boards and traditionally joined with breadboard ends, this rustic dining table on tapered legs exudes character and charm.
Easily seats 8.
Size 2400 mm long x 100m wide x 760mm high

Norton Australian Cedar Wardrobe

posted 30 Sep 2019, 15:00 by Patrick Robinson

Quality Australian Cedar Wardrobe labelled Norton Circa 1975, in excellent condition with original patination. Retaining original interior.
Alexander Norton was apprenticed to Lenahan Sydney’s premier mid century cabinet maker, before opening his own business around 1870.
This piece dates from the late 1870’s when he traded from Hunter Street.

Fine Original Cedar Chest of Drawers

posted 29 Sep 2019, 16:18 by Patrick Robinson

A good original Australian cedar chest with excellent colour and patination Circa 1875.
Dimensions: 1200 high x 1050 wide x 450 deep
Contact The Appleyard or call 0403000799.

Dining Tables

posted 6 Aug 2019, 12:22 by Patrick Robinson   [ updated 6 Aug 2019, 12:35 ]

In stock a selection of rustic oak, antique pine and traditional cedar and mahogany tables. 
I also make tables from salvaged and selected timbers to suit.

French oak $2495
Rustic pine limewash $2250

Elm X stretcher base made to order
Australian Blackwood made to order
Traditional oak $2950 

Circa 1893- Norton and Reed Set of Australian Blackbean Chairs

posted 1 Jul 2019, 13:47 by Patrick Robinson   [ updated 2 Jul 2019, 19:36 ]

Set of 8 Australian Blackbean Dining Chairs in immaculate original condition with paper trade labels affixed.
Made in Australian native timber in late 19th Century Aesthetic style, the two carvers with stylized floral carving to the top rail and featuring a central floral medallion depicting native flora over caned seats, the six side chairs with simpler detail and drop in rush seats.
Norton and Reed were cabinetmakers in Sydney from 1892-1896. They manufactured from 185 Pit Street in 1893. This set of chairs is the first known existing example of their work.
Black bean is an Australian hardwood species from the rainforests of northern NSW and QLD. It is dense, hard and much sought as a cabinetmaking timber around the turn of the 19th Century. The enduring original condition of the chairs is testament to its quality.

Meters Revolving Spice Cannister

posted 12 Jun 2019, 16:00 by Patrick Robinson

Rare early 20th Century Australian Meters revolving cabinet in original condition. Iconic design, sometimes referred to as a bush pantry.
Made from pressed tin on a central axle with a timber base supported by castors.

Provincial Hepplewhite Chest

posted 12 Jun 2019, 14:57 by Patrick Robinson

Simple and elegant late 18th century Georgian country Hepplewhite chest of drawers in perfect original condition.
The top edge with half round nulling above ribbon grained mahogany drawers bordered by cockbeading, over gently out-swept bracket feet with ebony stringing.
Lovely colour, patination and proportions.


Small Australian Cedar Chest of Drawers

posted 12 Jun 2019, 01:43 by Patrick Robinson

Mid 19th Century Cedar four drawer chest in good original condition, original polish cleaned and revived, all runners repaired and ready for another century of use.
Moulded cross banded top, original escutcheons and locks, turned knobs and feet. 
Smaller cedar chests from this period in original condition are very hard to find.

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