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1907/18: A spectacular quality late Victorian Sheraton Revival ROLL-TOP DESK in fine original condition. Primarily veneered in "plum pudding" mahogany this impressive desk is profusely marquetry inlaid with emblems; flowers and scrolls within figured satinwood borders. The top, with its original brass gallery, rolls back to reveal the well fitted interior with three small drawers and 6 pigeonholes, whilst the blind-tooled leather writing surface slides forward. To the frieze are two oak-lined drawers, and it is raised on marquetry inlaid tapering legs with original castors. Glorious colour and patina ~ a most impressive piece of furniture. c.1890

bureau, desk, furniture, marquetry

£2750

1906/18: A stunning quality and large late 18th/early 19th century "Palais Royale" French SEWING BOX. The satinwood box, with its carved mother-of-pearl decoration and "clasped hands" MOP handle, opens to reveal the astonishing interior with its full complement of MOP tools and implements which include: carved MOP handled scissors; carved MOP needle-case; penknife; thimble; bookmark; set of four "snowflake" winders etc etc. Below is the section for holding silk thread, and the whole box, which is complete with working lock and key, is raised on pretty MOP feet. 11.5 x 8 x 5ins (29 x 20 x 12.5cms) An amazing box! c.1800

box, French, object, sewing

£2450

1905/18: A good late Victorian or Edwardian fitted box of DRAWING INSTRUMENTS in excellent condition. The oak box, with its brass corners and vacant brass cartouche to the lid, opens to reveal the fully fitted upper tray with various draughtsman's implements, whilst in the compartment below are a number of precision rulers; protractors; set squares etc.,including a bronze parallel ruler. Signed by the makers: Stanley of High Holborn, London. c.1900

box, drawing, instruments, object

£265

1904/18: Serge YOURIEVITCH: an attractive BRONZE SCULPTURE of a ballerina which is entitled: "La Danseuse Nattova". The naked dancer is depicted 'en pointe' with her right arm raised, whilst it is titled and signed within the integral base. 15ins (38cms) high. *Natasha NATTOVA was a renown avant garde Russian ballerina who successfully took up cabaret and burlesque in London Paris & New York. Serge YOURIEVITCH who was born in 1880 into a leading Russian family, fell under the spell of Rodin, who encouraged him to become a sculptor. He left Russia for the West during the revolution in 1918 and found great fame for his work. c.1915

ballerina, bronze, naked, object

£975

1903/18: A delightful and compact late 19th century LADY'S SEWING BOX in wonderful original condition. The boulle-work box is beautifully inlaid with engraved brass into a pink background and opens to reveal the fully fitted interior with all its original twelve implements ~ many of which are silver. These include: scissors; silver pencil; pair of thimbles; needle-case; silver toothpick etc., whilst the lid is lined with padded silk. The hinges and lock are all of engraved brass and it is complete with its original (working) key. Very pretty. 8ins (20cms) wide. c.1880

box, sewing, Silver, work

£675

1902/18: A good late 18th century George III period mahogany WINE CELLARETTE in excellent original condition. The well-figure brass-banded octagonal top, opens to reveal the original lead-lined divided interior, with drainer and plug, whilst the sides are complete with pair of heavy cast brass handles. It is complete with its original stand and cast brass castors. Ideal for its original purpose (storing and cooling wine) and also as a side or lamp table. 26ins high; 18ins wide (66 x 45.5cms) c.1780

cellarette, cooler, furniture, wine

£2250

1901/18: J. GARNIER: a charming BRONZE FIGURE of a young sailor-boy, dressed in "bobble-topped" beret and sailors smock, his arms folded as he dances a jig. Good colour and patina, and signed to the integral bronze base. 10ins (25.5cms) high including the rouge marble plinth. *JEAN GARNIER (1853-1910) was a 19th century French sculptor known for his bronze figures and decorative vessels. This particular model has been seen with the label: "La Gigue" (The Jig). c.1890

bronze, French, object, sculpture

£295

1900/18: A particularly fine quality mid/late 19th century WALL CLOCK by Barnsdale of London. The mahogany case of good colour, houses the eight-day chain-driven fusee movement, with original pendulum, whilst the enamel dial and cast brass bezel are totally original, as are the blued steel "spade" hands. 14.5ins (36.5cms) diameter (the dial 12ins). *William Barnsdale is recorded working in Brunswick Place, Off City Road, London from circa 1870-1900. c.1880

clock, English, fusee, Wall

£950

1899/18: An interesting mid-19th century English "millefiori" INK BOTTLE of large size and in perfect condition. Both top and base are (internally) decorated with multi-coloured glass "rods" to produce a distinctive design often used in paperweights. This particular example is dated 1848 (see close-up image). 5.5ins (14cms) high overall. *Millefiori (from a combination of two latin words "mille" and "fiori" (thousand flowers) is the term used for this type of ornamental glass that is decorated with different coloured rods, which are fused together inside transparent glass. Most usually seen in paperweights. c.1848

Glass, object, paperweight

£295

1898/18: A very large and important early 19th century Regency period CONVEX MIRROR in excellent condition and retaining its original water gilding. Surmounted by a carved and gilded eagle, perched on a rocky outcrop with acanthus leaves to either side, the large original mirror plate is framed by a reeded ebonised slip frame and the close-ball concave border. To either side are candle-holders with hanging cut-glass drops whilst to the base is the carved and gilded acanthus leaf 'collar'. A stunning and very impressive mirror. 50ins (127cms) tall; 28ins (71.25cms) wide excluding the candleholders. c.1815

conex, furniture, mirror, Regency

£3950

1897/18: An ingenious and gorgeous quality mid-19th century metamorphic triple fold-over GAMES TABLE in superb condition. Based on an 18th century design, this mid-19th century table opens firstly to reveal the card table with guinea wells; candlestands and central cribbage board; secondly to reveal the inlaid chess and backgammon board and thirdly to reveal the writing table with gilt-tooled leather writing surface; pen tray and spaces for ink bottles etc. Further below is a compartment for storage which also holds the frame for the backgammon board. Mint condition (hardly used) and complete with original key. 27ins 68.5cms) wide maximum. c.1840

furniture, Games, Table, writing

£2750

1896/18: ISADORE BONHEUR: a charming BRONZE SCULPTURE group of two Merino 1875sheep (a ram and a ewe) close to each other and standing in a pasture. Finely modelled and beautifully detailed, this excellent animalier group is signed within the integral bronze base. 12ins (30.5cms) wide. *Isadore Jules Bonheur (France, 1827-1901) was a highly distinguised "animalier" bronze sculptor who in his early years worked closely with his equally famous sister, Rosa. c.1875

animalier, Bonheur, bronze, object

£895

1895/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a very fine quality early 19th century mahogany SOFA TABLE of superb colour and patina and in excellent condition. The beautifully figured 'cleated' top has two hinged side flaps supported on twin lopers, whilst the frieze features two oak-lined drawers flanked by typical Gillows 'panelled' reserves to either end. It is supported on standard reeded ends joined by a (hidden) "flying" stretcher, terminating in original sabot cast brass castors. A fine table with "clean" dry oak linings to the drawers and beautiful figuring to the top. Lovely! 62ins (157cms) open; 38ins (96cms) wide closed; 23.5 ins (595.5cms) deep front-to-back. c.1820

furniture, Gillows, sofa, Table

£2750

1894/18: A good quality 3-bottle TANTALUS by Betjemann. The nickel-plated brass mounted honey-oak frame contains the set of three original and large decanters & stoppers which are in perfect condition. Signed "Betjemann's Patent"; retailed by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths of Regent Street, London and complete with the original and working Bramah key. c.1880

Betjmann, decanters, object, tantalus

£450

1893/18: A most handsome ormolu ELECTROLIER or CEILING LIGHT in super condition, with four pairs of lights featuring "flame" glass shades with ormolu caryatids between each pair. To the centre is a large cut-glass frosted bowl, supported on ormolu garlands, whilst the whole electrolier hangs on its original (adjustable) ormolu chain. VERY impressive! 32ins (81.5cms) 'drop' excluding the chain. c.1930

chandeliers, furniture, object, Ormolu

£1850

1892/18: A truly superb quality mid/late 19th century month-going "Grandmother" LONGCASE CLOCK. The pretty walnut case is delightful with an architecural pedument; fluted canted corners to the hood door; long trunk door and double plinth base. The 35-day movement is extraordinary, being an absolutely faithful Victorian copy of a late 17th century clock with finned pillars; fine blued steel hands; delicate matting to the dial; cast cherubs head spandrels and engraved herringbone dial surround. Signed: "Lenygon Londini Fecit" (maker thus far untraced) to the lower edge of the dial. Truly a GORGEOUS clock! 74ins 188cms) tall. c.1860

clock, Grandmother, longase, walnut

£4500

1891/18: JOSEPH SOLDANO: a very fine quality mid/late 19th century French GIANT CARRIAGE CLOCK in perfect working order. The very heavy and substantial case is of "Cannallee" type, with traditional bevelled glass panels to all sides, whilst the 8-day movement with its huge original silvered platform lever escapment, strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, repeating hours at will. Retailed by Payne & Co of New Bond St., London, and signed to the dial and engraved as such to the backplate. The platform signed "SOLDANO". * Genuine "Giant" carriage clocks are rare with movements; wheels and cases all much larger than usual. c.1870

Carriage, clock, Giant, Soldano

£2450

1890/18: John Harris, LONDON: A small 18th century WALL CLOCK in full working order, with its original eight-day VERGE movement. The mahogany case features a deeply moulded dial surround, whilst the 10-inch diameter silvered dial is engraved with the signature. Guaranteed for at least two years. *There are a few clockmakers of this name, but only two who worked in London. This is likely to be John Harris, son of William Aaron Harris. Apprenticed in 1761 hebecame a member of the Clockmakers Company in 1772 (NB: The "verge" or "crown wheel" escapement is the earliest known type of mechanical escapement). c.1775

clock, Georgian, verge, Wall

£2150

1889/18: An impressive and most unusual late 19th century DOMESTIC POSTBOX ideal perhaps for a hotel foyer. Constructed of solid mahogany with an aperture to the sloping top for letters, it features an interesting marquetry panelled front door depicting a scene of a farmhouse within a rural setting of trees etc., very much in the Art Nouveau style of Galle. This door opens to reveal a shelved interior and it is set on a double plinth base. 42ins (107cms) high. c.1900

ArtNouveau, box, furniture, post

£985

1888/18: Thomas Noble, BATH: a handsome early /mid 19th century drop dial WALL CLOCK in full working order. The mahogany case has a narrow dial surround, with a well-figured "cushion-based" trunk veneered in finely figured "flame" mahogany flanked by carved 'ears'. The eight-day fusee movement has shaped plates and the original long pendulum, whilst the 13-inch diameter convex dial is original as are the blued steel hands, with the convex front door glass contained within its cast brass bezel. Guaranteed (as are all our clocks) for at least two years. 25ins deep; 15.5ins wide;6.5ins deep. (63.5x39x16.5cms) c.1830

Bath, clock, Regency, Wall

£1250

1887/18: A beautifully fitted Regency period SEWING BOX by the famous company of Edwards: boxmakers to George IV; William IV and Victoria. The finely figured rosewood case is inlaid with brass scrollwork to the lid and front, and opens to reveal the wonderful set of sewing tools & equipment. These include: full set of 6 MOP cotton reels (gold centre bosses?); cut-glass scent bottle (gold top); two silver thimbles and a central tray of tools comprising scissors; pencil corkscrew; bodkin etc.whilst to the rear is a pair of MOP-backed needle cases. Vacant compartments feature shallow gabled lids (an Edwards 'hallmark') whilst within the lid is a ruched silk-fronted wallet for pattens etc. Gorgeous! 12 x 9 x 6ins. c.1830

box, Edwards, object, sewing

£1350

1886/18: A very fine late Victorian three-train chiming BRACKET CLOCK by Lund & Blockley of London. The case is (unusually) of finely-figured coromandel wood with an arched top and canted corners; the superb 8-day movement strikes hours on a gong; quarters on a nest of 8 bells and repeats both hours and quarters via a pull cord. The engraved & silvered dial has twin subsidiary dials: for "Strike/Silent" control and through-the-dial timekeeping adjustment. 19.5ins (49.5cms) tall. *Lund & Blockley was a partnership of two London clockmakers who worked in Pall Mall from 1875-1905. They made clocks for Queen Victoria. c.1875

bracket, clock, coromandel, Lund

£3950

1884/18: A good late 18th/early 19th century NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER signed by Susan Mary Williams of the Lozells Establishment. Finely sewn with peacocks; lions; trees and shrubs together with religious text within an ornate border. It retains its good bright colours. 23 x 21ins (58.5 x 53.5cms) including its narrow ebonised frame. *Lozells is a loosely-defined area of West Birmingham, that currently is home to Aston Villa Football Club. In the late 18th/early 19th century various religious schools were established in the area, and it is likely that the "Lozells Establishment" was one of these. c.1880

needlework, object, sampler

£475

1882/18: An interesting and beautifully modelled BRONZE SCULPTURE of a cow, grazing peacefully. Mounted on an 'Arts & Crafts' style adzed oak base. Probably English; very lifelike and somehow rather charming. Unsigned. 9.5ins long; 7ins high. (24 x 18cms) c.1890

animalier, bronze, bull, object

£395

1881/18: A rare and early Charles II period NEEDLEWORK PANEL of the late 17th century. As with most needlework of the period, it depicts a religious scene. Here we see Abraham casting out Hagar (his second wife) and Ishmael (his son by Hagar). Various animals are also depicted including: a rabbit; hound; stag and birds etc., whilst various other figures can be found. In a later Victorian bird's eye maple frame. 17.5 x 13.5ins (44x33cms) including the frame. c.1660

17thcentury, needlework, object, stumpwork

£1350

1880/18: A good Royal Worcester porcelain JAR & COVER, handpainted with flowers on a blushed ivory ground, with twin handles and moulded cover. Perfect. 6.5ins (16.5cms) high overall. Dated code for 1896 c.1896

object, Porcelain, Worcester

£195

1876/18: HENRY JUTSUM: a good and large English LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING which is entitled: "By The Wayside". It depicts a typical English rural scene with travellers on a country road with mountains in the distance and a Mother and daughter resting beside the track in the foreground. Signed and within a good gilded composite frame. 33 x 25ins including the frame (84 x 63.5cms)*Henry Jutsum (1816-1869) was a London-born landscape painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1836-1869. Although he painted in watercolours, after 1848 he restricted himself to working solely in oil. His work was much admired at the time... c.1850

landscape, object, Oil, painting

£1100

1875/18: A good late Victorian or Edwardian REVOLVING BOOKCASE of excellent colour. Unusually, it is veneered in rosewood, with a circular 'batswing' patera to the centre of the top. Below, there are three mahogany-lined small drawers, with seven other 'compartments' for books, arranged on two tiers. Good condition and both a useful and practical bookcase. 36ins high; the top: 20.5 x 20.5ins. (91 x 52 x 52cms) c.1900

bookcase, furniture, revolving, rosewood

£975

1874/18: An excellent quality early/mid 19th century DEED or DOCUMENT BOX of good size. Constructed of solid well-figured mahogany, it is inlaid with brass stringing and features heavy screwed brass edges. To the centre is an engraved brass cartouche with crest and motto: "Resolve Well Persevere" with the initials WM, whilst the interior is lined in red leather with a superb original label within the lid. Complete with working key, it measures: 12.5 x 9.5 x 4.75ins (32 x 24 x 12cms). An impressive, heavy and useful box ~ perhaps for family documents; deeds etc... c.1830

box, deed, object

£650

1873/18: "The Wharfe, Bolton Abbey in the Distance": a good original OIL PAINTING on canvas by Copley Fielding RWS. This attractive painting, still within its original frame, depicts a fisherman on the River Wharfe (which marks most of the boundary between West and North Yorkshire), with Bolton Abbey behind and mountains in the distance. Various old labels on the back refer to it being part of the Leeds Exhibition of 1868 and with the Fine Art Society in 1942. 22 x 17.5 inches include the frame. *Copley Fielding (1787-1855) was a marine and landscape painting who exhibited 17 paintings, all oils, at the Royal Academy from 1811 - 1842. He was one of the most fashionable painters of his day, and won a medal at the Paris Salon, although he never travelled abroad himself. c.1840

Fielding, object, Oil, painting

£1100

1871/18: A fine PAIR of French ORMOLU CANDELABRA, of good colour. Of rococo design, each of the three ornate branches is complete with drip-pans, whilst the central 'column' features a young man on one, and his companion, a young girl on the other. c.1870

candlesticks, French, object, Ormolu

£495

1870/18: A really beautiful late 18th century Hepplewhite period solid mahogany TEA TABLE in remarkable original condition. Of slightly eliptical shape (39ins wide; 18ins deep) this table retains its gorgeous original patina and depth of colour. The beautifully figured top, with its thumb-nail moulded edges, opens up to reveal the similarly figured interior. Below the frieze it is supported on four tapering and reeded legs (with double gate-leg action) leading to pretty "toupee" feet, whilst each leg is headed by finely carved oval paterae. 39ins wide; 18ins deep; 29ins high (99x45.5x76 cms) *Everything that is fine and desirable in Hepplewhite furniture is represented in this truly lovely table.* c.1785

18thcentury, furniture, Hepplewhite, Table

£1650

1869/18: JAMES McCABE of LONDON: a fine Regency period brass-inlaid mahogany BRACKET CLOCK in full working order. The brass-inlaid mahogany case, features pretty 'basket of flowers' brass handles above the "fish-scale" fretted side panels and it is raised on cast brass ball feet. The 8-day movement strikes & repeats hours on a bell. The precision pendulum is original; the backplate is engraved with the maker's name. and the convex painted dial with "Strike/Silent" control, is also original. * James McCabe, a well-known and highly regarded watch and clockmaker, worked in London from around 1790 until circa 1860. c.1830

bracket, clock, McCabe, Regency

£3950

1868/18: A lovely quality 'hammered' solid silver spoon by OMAR RAMSDEN, with its slightly pointed rat-tail backed bowl and tapering stem. Fully hallmarked for London 1919. 7ins long. * Omar Ramsden (1873-1939) was a Sheffield-born silversmith of great note. He was a leading and highly influential designer and maker of high quality silver, much collected today. c.1919

ArtsCrafts, object, Ramsden, Silver

£385

1867/18: A particularly fine and thoroughly original 18th century Chippendale period mahogany HANGING CORNER CABINET in excellent original condition. Below the pierced "Swan-Neck" pediment with its carved and gilded rosettes, is the well-figured and banded door, which opens to reveal three shaped shelves (making four in all). This door is flanked by reeded sides, and the painting of the interior, whilst not original, is certainly very old and in beautiful order. Dimensions to the corner: 22.5ins (57cms) c.1775

ArtsCrafts, cabinet, Chippendale, furniture, Georgian, object, Ramsden, Silver

£985

1866/18: A most attractive and eminently useful Late Victorian or Edwardian OCCASIONAL TABLE, of good colour and in excellent condition. The well-figured top features a beautifully carved and pierced border, and is supported via its tilt-top mechanism, on a carved and turned central column. This leads to carved cabriole tripod legs and claw-and-ball feet. The top: 29ins square overall; the central flat surface: 23ins square. (73.5cms square or 58cms square) c.1900

carved, furniture, piecrust, Table

£785

1864/18: A pretty mahogany PHOTOGRAPH FRAME embellished with delightful ormolu mounts. Can either be hung on a wall from its upper ring, or supported by its integral easel on a table. Probably French and in excellent condition. 8.5 x 6.25ins (21.5 x 16cms) c.1900

frame, object, Ormolu, photograph

£185

1862/18: A good-size solid mahogany early 19th century OVAL BREAKFAST/DINING TABLE capable of seating six (even more at a pinch) in great comfort. The solid well-figured top with its "thumb-nail' moulded edge, tilts upwards and is supported on a well-turned vase-shaped central pillar leading to four splayed legs and original brass castors. The top measures 57 x 45.5ins and it is 28.5ins high. * Unusually, this table comes with a larger, modern two-section top that can be positioned at will, allowing the table to seat TEN! c.1820

dining, furniture, mahogany, Table

£1450

1859/18: HENRI FUGERE: an unusual and quite large cast BRONZE DISH by this famous French sculptor. Of the Art Nouveau period, it depicts a naked young woman reclining in a field whilst holding flowers in her left hand. The two handles show distinct influences of the Art Nouveau movement, and it is signed by the artist, lower right. 16.5ins (42cms) wide. *Henri Fugere (French 1872-1944) was a statuary artist, born in St. Mande, a city to the North of Paris. He studied in Paris with Barrias and Cavalier amongst others, and was influential in the Art Deco movement for 'chryselephantine' figures (usually a bronze body with ivory face, hands and feet) made famous by Chiparus, Preiss and others. c.1895

bronze, French, object, sculpture

£485

1857/18: A pretty early 19th century Regency period metamorphic GAMES & SEWING TABLE. Constructed of rosewood, the well figured top with its twin galleried demi-lune side flaps, has a sliding central section, which when opened reveals the original backgammon board, and when turned over, displays the inlaid chess & draughts board. Further below is the 'embroidery' drawer, whilst the table is supported on a central rosewood column, leading to an ornate ormolu collar, and the quadrapartite base with solid rosewood bun feet. Complete with (later) chess set, this delightful table has so many enjoyable uses...20ins (51cms) wide. c.1830

chess, furniture, Games, Table

£2350

1854/18: A fine and fully fitted early/mid-19th century mahogany APOTHECARY'S BOX (or medicine cabinet) of compact size. The solid mahogany case with its recessed military-style handle to the top, opens with twin doors to the front to display three sections of bottles, all with labels, and two drawers below with further labelled bottles; pestle & mortar; scales & weights and other medical items. To the rear is the "secret" section with four bottles of "poison" ~ all labelled but thankfully without their contents! A pretty and complete example. 10.5ins (26.75cms) high. c.1840

apothecary, box, medicine, object

£1650

1852/18: A charming late Regency or early Victorian rosewood SEWING TABLE in fine original condition. The well figured top features a frieze drawer, with a pretty shaped and pleated silk-lined embroidery box below, whilst it is supported on a well carved solid rosewood central column leading to a carved collared quadrapartite base and scrolled feet with original brass castors. 20.5ins wide; 29ins high. *Whilst sewing may not be the pastime it once was, this makes an ideal ~ and inexpensive ~ lamp or side table for the Drawing Room. c.1835

furniture, lamp, sewing, Table

£875

1850/18: A very good and well-fitted mid-Victorian coromandel-wood WRITING BOX in excellent original condition. The beautifully-figured case with its brass edges and inlaid brass stringing opens to reveal the fitted stationery compartment (complete with original leather blotter) which slants forward when access is required. The front then folds down to reveal the original gilt-tooled purple velvet writing surface, with compartments to the rear and the superb original pair of ink bottles with engraved and gilded lids. Lined throughout in satinwood ~ this is a fine large and useful writing box. 15x10.5x7.5ins (38x26.5x19cms). c.1870

box, object, writing

£985

1849/18: A good quality Regency period rosewood CANTERBURY (or magazine rack) in good original condition. The four "dish-shaped" solid rosewood divisions are centred by one with a pierced carrying handle, with well-turned uprights to each corner. Within the frieze is a useful mahogany-lined drawer and it is supported on turned legs with original brass castors. 18.5ins (47cms) wide. c.1835

canterbury, furniture, magazine, rosewood

£1150

1847/18: An interesting Art Deco BRONZE FIGURE of an African warrior very much in the style of Hagenauer. He stands on one leg holding a shield in his left hand and brandishing a long spear in the other. Signed to the base: "RR" and Austria. Somehow rather charming.... *The signature "BackwardR/ForwardR" has been for many years been accredited to Rena Rosenthal. However it is now thought this signature refers to work by Richard Rohac (1906-1956), Austrian designer and master metal craftsman. c.1930

ArtDeco, bronze, object

£295

1845/18: An impressive and fine-looking late 19th century TERRACOTTA FIGURE by the famous Goldscheider factory of Austria. This large figure depicts a young peasant girl holding a flagon in her left hand, her right hand on her hip. She wears a headscarf and country clothes and stands 26ins (67cms) high. Impressed Goldscheider mark and model number 4578. *The factory was founded by Frederick Goldscheider in 1885 and soon became the leading terracotta, faience and bronze manufactory in Austria. Famous for creating masterpieces of historical revivalism, the family emigrated to America and Britain in 1938. c.1890

Goldscheider, object, sculpture, terracotta

£750

1844/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a truly remarkable and wonderful quality kidney-shaped DRESSING or WRITING TABLE in fine original condition. This superb (and rare) table epitomises everything that this renown firm of cabinetmakers is famous for, with its kingwood parquetry top which is edged with multiple bands of tulipwood; boxwood and amboyna and with ormolu mounted edges. The frieze is fitted with a single concave drawer (stamped "GILLOW" to the leading edge) whilst below is the matching under-tier, also beautifully veneered and with an ormolu gallery around. It is supported on ormolu-mounted reeded legs with pretty 'toupee' feet and original castors. Exceptional. 38ins wide; 20ins deep; 29ins high. (96.5 x 51 x 73.5cms) c.1870

furniture, Gillows, marquetry, Table

£4750

1842/18: A good late Victorian or Edwardian mahogany BAROGRAPH in perfect working order. The 8-day 'movement' features an eight-vane bellows and is fitted with a separate thermometer, whilst the mahogany cast has a drawer (for new and used charts) and spare ink bottles. Retailed by J. H. Steward of London. 14ins wide; 8ins high; 8ins deep. 35.5 x 20 x 20cms) c.1900

barograph, clock, object

£750

1841/18: A wonderful quality and highly impressive George III period solid mahogany DINING TABLE in splendid condition. Possibly by Gillows, this fine table (capable of seating 12 in comfort) is complete with three original leaves which are supported by the patented action, whilst the table itself is raised on four beautifully turned and reeded legs which terminate in remarkable large solid brass "barrel" castors. Dimensions: 44ins wide; 29ins high; 10ft 4ins long, with all leaves in place. (111.75 x 73.5 x 315cms). c.1790

dining, furniture, Gillows, Table

£8750

1839/18: EUGENE MARIOTON: a charming French BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young nymph, with long hair and scantily dressed, walking down a rocky path holding a conch shell to her ear. It is signed to the integral bronze base, it is also complete with its original rouge antico marble plinth. 13ins (33cms) high. *EUGENE MARIOTON was a Paris born French sculptor who worked mainly in bronze. He was born in 1857, one of three brothers who were all artists (though not sculptors) and he died in 1933. c.1885

bronze, Girl, Marioton, object

£895

1836/18: A good quality hallmarked SILVER CARD CASE in particularly good condition, probably because it retains its original leather covered and velvet-lined protection case. Beautifully engraved front and back, and with a vacant shield-shaped cartouche to the front, it is hallmarked for Birmingham 1902. c.1902

box, object, Silver

£295

1835/18: A good early/mid 18th century walnut BUREAU of attractive warm colour. The well-figured crossbanded fall opens to reveal the interior with six oak-lined small drawers, with figured and crossbanded walnut fronts, flanking the central lockable cupboard. Below are two small and three long graduated drawers and it is supported on original bracket feet. 36ins wide; 39ins high; 20ins deep. (91 x 99 x 51cms) c.1730

bureau, desk, furniture, walnut

£1250

1834/18: AUGUSTE MOREAU: an attractive late 19th century French BRONZE FIGURE of a young girl walking barefoot through the countryside carrying a sprig of flowers in her left hand and a basket of fruit over her arm. Signed 'Aug Moreau' within the integral bronze base and also labelled with an applied plaque for the foundry: "Duval, Bronzier, PARIS". 16ins high. *August Francoise MOREAU (1834-1917) was a famous French sculptor, one of a family dynasty who were all sculptors. The Father, Jean-Baptiste, had three sons: August, Maturin and Hippolyte-Francois. c.1870

bronze, Girl, Moreau, object

£1100

1829/18: JOSEPH MARTINEAU, LONDON: a good mid-18th century BRACKET CLOCK in full working order. The ebonised case which is surmounted by a cast brass handle to the bell top, is further embellished with ormolu mounts and four cast finials. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-on a bell, with pull repeat for the quarters on eight bells. Finely engraved to the backplate of the movement which is an early anchor (not a conversion), whilst the dial features date aperture, "Strike/Silent" to the arch and engraved signature (Joseph Martineau Senior, London) to the silvered chapter-ring. 18ins high. c.1770

18thcentury, bracket, clock, London

£6250

1826/18: An interesting and quite large pair of Oriental BRONZE VASES in good condition. Possibly Japanese (?) or maybe Burmese, each is of tapering hexagonal form, with side handles cast as stylised elephants heads. To the back and front of both vases are large panels of cloisonne (inlay of coloured enamels) and the bases are cast with an as yet unresearched 'signature'.12ins 30.5cms) high. Priced for the pair... c.1800

bronze, object, Oriental, vase

£450

1823/18: A particularly good quality mid-19th century mahogany WHATNOT or ETAGERE in splendid original condition and clearly by a highly regarded English cabinetmaker. Surmounted by a good cast gallery to three sides of the top, each tier is supported on well-turned solid mahogany pillars, and it is raised on turned feet with good cast brass castors. Lovely quality; useful and not expensive! 33iins high x 20 x 15 (84 x 51 x 38cms). c.1840

etagere, furniture, whatnot

£985

1821/18: An elegant and fine quality SILVER SUGAR BASKET in excellent condition. Of 'boat' shape with a pretty swing handle, it is supported on an oval pedestal base and is beautifully decorated with 'bright-cut' engraving throughout. The handle and edge of the base are cast with beading, and it is fully hallmarked for London: 1873. c.1873

object, Silver, Sterling, sugar

£265

1818/18: Gillows of Lancaster: a beautiful quality mahogany pedestal BREAKFAST or small DINING TABLE in excellent condition. The very finely figured top (of particularly good colour) features a reeded edge and a shallow frieze. This is supported via the tilting mechanism, on a typical Gillows turned and reeded central column leading to four reeded sabre legs and finely cast brass castors. A pretty and compact table. 45 x 35ins (114 x 89 cms). *The top of the block found underneath is stamped: "GILLOWS LANCASTER". c.1830

breakfast, dining, furniture, Gillows, Table

£2450

1817/18: Gillows of Lancaster: a good set of SIX solid mahogany DINING CHAIRS by this eminent and highly-regarded firm of cabinetmakers. The quality and design is typical of Gillows with reeded backs embellished with carved corner decorations, whilst the overstuffed upholstered seats are supported on good reeded and turned legs. These are strong, heavy and very practical chairs. *The price includes re-covering in buyers material. c.1845

chairs, dining, furniture, Gillows

£2250

1812/18: A pretty early Victorian solid silver SNUFF BOX in fine original crisp condition. Decorated with engine turning and reeding with a cast flower border, it opens to reveal its good fire-gilded gold interior and with hallmarks to both lid and base. The lid itself is beautifully engraved with a presentation inscription dated 1841, whilst the silver itself is dated 1840, maker Edward Smith of Birmingham. Pristine condition. 2.75ins wide. c.1840

box, object, Silver, snuff

£395

1810/18: An impressive and very original late 18th/early 19th century TAVERN CLOCK in perfect working order. The 21.5ins diameter painted wooden dial is turned from a single piece of mahogany, whilst the trunk is veneered in finest "flame" timber with an access door to the 'chisel' base. The eight-day timepiece movement is of "A" frame construction with its polished brass counter-balanced hands and heavy oval lead weight. A splendid and impressive English Tavern wall clock measuring 52ins (132cms) tall. c.1800

clock, mahogany, tavern, Wall

£2650

1807/18: Something a little different: a small collection of five early 19th century MINIATURE PORTRAITS arranged together in one contemporary oval gilded frame. To the centre is a fine portrait of Admiral Nelson, with Lady Hamilton and perhaps Samuel Johnson as two of the other well-known figures that surround him...the remaining two are currently a mystery. All appear in fine condition, and the frame seems original. 24ins high; 21.5ins wide. *To the back is a handwritten inscription (illustrated) which has not yet been deciphered! c.1820

Miniature, Nelson, object, painting

£675

1800/18: A particularly fine quality mid-Victorian burr walnut LADY'S WRITING BOX in very good original condition. Of glorious 'warm' honey colour it is bound with ornate Gothic mounts, all of which retain their original gilding and it opens to reveal a beautifully fitted interior, with a fine pair of gilt brass topped ink bottles and various compartments for stationery. The original 'royal' purple silk velvet is in exceptional condition. *This is almost certainly a box by the firm of Betjeman, renown for their very high quality boxes. The late poet laureate, John Betjeman was a descendant. Measurements:15.5 x 10.75 x 5 inches (39.5 x 27 x 12.75cms) c.1865

box, Gothic, object, writing

£895

1799/18: John Swinburn of SUNDERLAND: a very good quality mid-18th century BRACKET CLOCK, fully restored and in perfect working order. The ebonised case is surmounted by a "bell" top with a finely cast ormolu handle and four ormolu finials. The 8-day movement retains its original verge escapement, striking and repeating hours on a bell. Fine dial with "Strike/Silent" in the arch and date aperture above "VI". Engraved backplate with engraved signature and heart-shaped back-cock. 20ins (51cms) high. *John Swinburn (Father and Son, Jonathan) worked as Clockmakers in Sunderland from circa 1745 c.1750

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£5450

1798/18: A very good late Victorian brass-mounted 3-bottle TANTALUS in exceptional condition. The frame is of well-figured coromandel wood, with linings of satinwood in which the original set of three cut-glass decanters (all of which are in mint condition) are housed. Complete with original working Bramah lock and key. Engraved brass plaque for Mappin & Webb with the date 1880. c.1880

coromandel, decanters, object, tantalus

£675

1797/18: A very large, attractive and colourful CHINESE PORCELAIN VASE and cover, with some repairs. This impressive vase, decorated in the "famille verte" style, with birds perched amongst foliage and chrysanthemums, has two small chips to the edge of the lid and two areas of repair to the neck. The main body is in fine condition.* Interestingly, there is a label inside the lid, which states: "This article is guaranteed to be part of the prize, ex "Tantallon" captured by the British Fleet and sold by order of H.M. Admiralty Marshal. Alexandria in the year 1916". Kangxi, mid 19th century or earlier? 22ins high; 15ins diameter. c.1800

Chinese, coromandel, decanters, object, Porcelain, tantalus, vase

£1850

1795/18: A good quality and quite large late 19th century Austrian "Vienna" BRONZE RACEHORSE in good original condition. Unsigned, the original cold-painted finish is in fine condition with only very minor paint chipping here-and-there, whilst the casting is excellent with fine detailing. 9.5ins long; 8ins high. (24 x 20.5cms) c.1880

Austrian, bronze, object, Vienna

£480

1788/18: A fine and unusually large early 19th century SILKWORK PICTURE in very fine original condition. Complete with its original ornate gilded frame (which shows no signs of having been disturbed) it has retained all of its bright sparkling colours and depicts a biblical scene ~ perhaps Rebecca at the well ~ with further figures and a town in the distance. The needlework is exquisite, with longstitich; cross-stich and stumpwork techinques being used. 25 x 22ins (63.5 x 56cms) including the frame; the image: 18ins x 14.5ins (45.5 x 37cms). *NB: apologies for the reflections caused by the original glass. c.1830

needlework, object, picture, stumpwork

£895

1787/18: Wm. Fleetwood of London: a fine 18th century mahogany BRACKET CLOCK in full working order. The case, typically third quarter of the century features a "bell" top with cast handle; ormolu spandrels to the arched front door and bracket feet. The 8-day movement retains its original verge escapement with a finely engraved backplate striking hours on a bell, and repeating hours at will. The good chapter-ring-and-spandrels dial features "Strike/Silent" in the arch; mock pendulum; and date aperture. A handsome Bracket Clock ~ guaranteed for at least two years. 20ins high excluding the handle. c.1770

bracket, clock, London, verge

£5650

1777/18: W. NOEL JOHNSON: a beautifully worked and impressive OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS entitled: "At Sala on Lake Como". It depicts the village on the shores of the lake with snow-capped mountains of the Italian Alps in the background. It is fully signed (lower right) and inscribed on the reverse, including reference to it being shown at an exhibition in Manchester. 37 x 26 ins (94 x 66cms) including the original frame which is in good condition. * W. Noel Johnson is known to have worked towards the end of the 19th century. He lived in Bowden (Cheshire) and exhibited at Suffolk Street circa 1892. c.1890

Italy, object, Oil, painting

£1150

1771/18: A charming George III period solid SILVER BON-BON (or "sweetmeat") DISH, with a beaded swing handle and delightful pierced and engraved decoration. It is raised on a pierced oval base and is fully hallmarked for London 1805. 6.5ins (16.5cms) long. c.1805

dish, Georgian, object, Silver

£295

1770/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: an impressive and fine quality early 19th century mahogany CARD TABLE by this famous English cabinetmaker. The well figured top, with its iconic beaded decoration around the leading edges, opens to reveal a gorgeous (slightly faded) original baize interior. Below, the frieze, with its 'panelled' decoration (also typically Gillows) is supported on an octagonal central column, leading to a gadrooned 'collar' and shaped reeded legs terminating in particularly fine cast brass castors. Gillows at his best! 36ins wide; 18ins deep; 29.5ins high. (91.5 x 45.5 x 75cms) c.1825

furniture, Games, Gillows, Table

£2450

1768/18: A fine late 18th century George III period oval SILVER TEAPOT STAND in lovely original condition. It features typical "bright" cut engraved decoration and is supported on four pretty reeded shaped feet. Fully hallmarked for London 1797, maker Walter Brind. 6.5ins ( 16.5cms) wide. c.1797

object, Silver, teapot, tray

£295

1764/18: A useful and pretty early/mid 19th century rosewood LIBRARY or WRITING TABLE in excellent original condition. Below the beautifully-figured top, with its rounded corners, is a mahogany-lined frieze drawer, whilst it is raised on shaped rosewood supports, conjoined by a turned stretcher and leading to original compressed bun feet with original hidden castors. The back is finished as a false drawer, with handles, so that this table can be fully free-standing if required. 28.5ins wide; 19ins deep; 29ins high (72 x 48 x 73.5 cms) c.1835

furniture, Library, Table, writing

£985

1758/18: Possibly the rarest caddy of all: a particularly fine and rare TEA CADDY in the form of a teapot! This wonderful very early 19th century caddy is from the family of "fruit" caddies and is turned from a single piece of fruitwood with applied handle; spout and finial to the lid. Designed to simulate a terracotta teapot of the period, it is decorated with gilding to the edge of the spout; the lid; the handle and with a pretty oval 'patera' below the steel escutcheon. Excellent original condition with original lining. 9ins wide overall; 8ins high including the finial and 5ins deep. (22.75 x 20 x 12.75 cms) c.1810

Caddy, object, tea

£2250

1756/18: A good Royal Worcester porcelain CANDLE-SNUFFER: "Confidence" depicting the famous Jenny Lind. Date coded for 1905. 4.25ins (10.8cms) high. *Jenny Lind (born Stockholm 1820 ~ died Malvern 1887) was a most famous 19th century soprano opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". In 1852 she undertook a long tour of the United States; tickets for her performances were in such demand that they were sold by auction. She made a great deal of money and donated most of her profits to her favourite charities, principally the endowment of Free Schools in her native Sweden. c.1905

candlesnuffer, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£295

1752/18: A wonderful quality and complete mid-19th century figured rosewood LADY's DRESSING CASE in pristine condition. The case is of beautifully figured timber, inlaid with brass stringing and opens to reveal the stunning interior. This comprises TEN bottles and jars, all with high quality silver tops, and a gorgeous tray of implements (some silver) to the front. Below is a removable tray for writing including silver-top ink bottles; jewellery compartments etc. with a further compartment below. Good easel mirror to the lid and document pouch with makers label for: Wells & Lambe of London. Hallmarked for London 1845. 12.5 x 9 x 5.5ins. *A very fine Dressing case indeed! c.1845

box, Dressing, object, Silver

£2450

1736/18: A pair of large and impressive Continental, perhaps German, PORCELAIN VASES. Each has two beautifully hand-painted 'riverscape' scenes, within ornate gilt borders, which depict vessels either moored; being cleaned or provisioned, on the banks of a large river, with a background of quite a significant town and a bridge. There are four large scenes in total, whilst the necks are of puce-coloured scalework with gilt highlights. The quality of the painting in these scenes is particularly fine. 19ins (48.25cms) high. Priced for the PAIR. *The crossed sword marks underneath, similar to Meissen (though not so) indicate perhaps a minor German factory. c.1870

German, marine, object, Porcelain

£1950

1734/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a lovely quality early/mid 19th century mahogany WORK or OCCASIONAL TABLE in fine and original condition. The well figured top with its "Vitruvian" carved solid gallery, features beaded decoration to the frieze, with two oak-lined drawers: one to either end. To the front is a slide, whilst the whole piece is raised on beautifully turned and carved supports, joined by a turned stretcher and leading to carved cabriole legs and feet with castors below. The quality of this carving is wonderful: crisp and proud. * The slide was designed to accommodate the 'work bag' ~ an optional extra. Original drawings (copy available) show this slide as being vacant. c.1830

furniture, Gillows, Table, work

£2850

1724/18: DUCOMMUN GIROD: a good mid- 19th century SWISS MUSIC BOX in perfect working order. The walnut box is inlaid to the lid with marquetry and boxwood stringing, and opens to reveal the movement inside which plays EIGHT pretty tunes beautifully. Both the comb and cylinder are in excellent condition, and it is complete with its original hand-written tune sheet. Signed to the end of the brass crank lever. 19ins wide; 7.5ins deep; 6ins high. (48 x 19 x 15cms) c.1865

box, Music, object, Swiss

£1350

1717/18: DROCOURT: a fine quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK by this famous maker. The excellent quality case is of "Corniche" design, with bevelled glass panels all around; substantial handle and "stepped" plinth base. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, and retains its original platform lever escapement. Perfect working order and guaranteed for over two years. * Numbered 14580, this is reasonably early for Drocourt clocks; his clock numbers went up to over 36,000 by the time production ceased in 1920. c.1875

Carriage, clock, Drocourt, French

£950

1714/18: A good late Regency or William IV mahogany DUET MUSIC STAND in fine original condition and complete with pair of candle-holders. The twin 'easels' have supports that allow them to be adjusted, whilst the height can also be varied and secured. To either side are the original cast brass candle-holders which are hinged, and it is supported on a well-turned central column leading to a quadrapartite base and compressed bun feet. 56ins (142cms) maximum height. c.1830

Duet, furniture, Music, stand

£1650

1713/18: An attractive and good quality Regency period rosewood CHIFFONIER of good colour and well figured. Ideal for use as a sideboard or Drawing Room cabinet, this example features an upper shelf with a pretty shaped gallery supported on two carved and parcel-gilt columns. Below the well-figured primary surface are two panelled doors which open to reveal twin shelves inside making three in total. It is supported on solid rosewood "toupee" feet and measures 36ins wide and 47ins high overall. (91.5 x 119cms) c.1830

cabinet, chiffonier, furniture, sideboard

£1450

1711/18: EUGENE MARIOTON: a large and most impressive gilt BRONZE SCULPTURE of "Victory". Measuring 24ins (63cms) high overall she is depicted as a winged young woman, dancing with arms outstretched. She wears a stylised helmet and flowing dress and is mounted on an integral gilt bronze base. Good original gilding and fine patina. Signed: "Eug Marioton" and with stamp for the foundry: E. Colins et Cie, Paris. 24ins (63cms) high * Eugene MARIOTON (1854-1933) enjoyed a long and very successful career as a sculptor specialising in large impressive heroic figures. c.1890

bronze, French, Marioton, object

£2350

1709/18: Hand MULLERr: a fine bronze figural group of a huntsman and his dog. He stands, wearing boots; his "Plus Twos" and a jaunty Alpine hat, holding his shotgun, whilst his retriever is poised at his feet. Signed to the integral base: H. Muller. 17ins (43cms) high. * Hans MULLER was born in Vienna in 1873 and became well known, particularly for his portraits and busts. However he also produced a few animals, mainly hunting dogs. He died in 1937. c.1900

Austrian, bronze, Hunting, object

£1750

1704/18: A fine quality early 19th century SIDEBOARD/CHIFFONIER in splendid condition almost certainly by Gillows. Ideal as a sideboard in a smaller dining room, it features a single shelf supported on carved scrolls, to the "flame" mahogany back. Below the top, also veneered in spectacular "flame" veneers, are two cedar-lined drawers, whilst further below are two panelled doors which open to reveal shelves within. It is supported on typical Gillows turned feet. Full set of original keys. 42ins wide; 51ins high (max); 18.5ins deep. *The price includes pleated silk panels behind the grills, the colour of buyers choice. c.1825

chiffonier, furniture, Gillows, sideboard

£1850

1703/18: An attractive mid-19th century cube TEA CADDY probably of French origin and in fine condition. The lid and all four sides are profusely inalid with scrollwork set within chequered multi-string inlaid borders, with ebony corner mouldings and a pretty cast brass 'axehead' handle to the lid. 5 x 4.75 x 4.75ins (12.8 x 12 x 12cms) c.1860

Caddy, French, object, tea

£485

1701/18: John Taylor of LONDON: a very fine quality late 18th cent BRACKET CLOCK in perfect working order. The decorative ebonised case features a bell top surmounted by an ormolu figure; four ormolu finials and prolific ormolu decoration to the front door and base. The 8-day movement strikes and repeats hours on a bell, and retains its original verge escapement. The fine dial has a pretty engraved scene to the centre; orginal blued steel hands; date aperture; cast spandrels and "Strike/Silent" control to the arch. 20.5ins high excluding finial. *John Taylor is recorded working in Upper Moorfields, London around 1780. c.1775

bracket, clock, London, verge

£5450

1698/18: A lovely quality (and quite early as these boxes go) fitted DECANTER BOX in excellent condition. The good case is constructed of solid mahogany which is bound in brass with a recessed brass military-style handle inset into the lid. It opens to reveal the full set of four cut-glass decanters of rather unusual and attractive design. All these are original and in perfect condition and the box is complete with its good original working lock and key. (Wine labels modern). 8.25ins (21cms) high. c.1825

box, decanters, object, Oil, painting, portrait, tantalus

£1275

1697/18: A delightful late 19th century silver CREAM JUG & SUGAR BASIN in virtually "mint" condition ~ possibly unused. Of 'canister' design, both matching pieces are robust and very heavy guage with their solid "C" shaped handles, and attractive beaded decoration to the upper rim and lower edge. Hallmarked for Sheffield 1880. Both are 3ins ( 7.65cms) high; the sugar basin 5.5ins wide. *Priced for both pieces. c.1880

bowl, jug, object, Silver

£250

1696/18: A lovely set of SIX French solid silver TEASPOONS in excellent condition and in their original presentation case. The design is typically Continental, with their pointed bowls and all are in fine, almost unused condition. Each spoon is marked for the "Premier" quality (950); town mark not yet researched. *This pointed bowl design makes these ideal for use as grapefruit spoons! c.1870

French, object, Silver, spoon

£195

1687/18: A very pretty mid/late 19th century Japanese BRONZE VASE of the Meiji period. Of slender and elegant shape, it features a splendid cockerel perched on a prunus branch with copper, silver and gold inlay of the finest quality. Engraved signature to the body. 7.25ins (18.5cms) high. c.1865

bronze, Japanese, object, vase

£495

1675/18: A fine, rare and impressive early 19th century Gentleman's WRITING & DRESSING BOX in excellent condition. Made using finely figured solid mahogany and beautifully bound in brass, it features an engraved cartouche to the lid and recessed brass handles either side. It opens to reveal a conventional interior with original writing surface and pair of ink bottles. However, when the upper inside lid is opened, there is revealed a fully fitted Dressing Case interior with Old Sheffield Plate lidded bottles and jars and other items, plus additional boxes with sliding lids etc. Below the long removable pen-and-ink section at the back is the reading bar, which allows the box to be used as a reading slope. 20 x 11 x 7ins (51 x 28 x 18cms) c.1825

box, Dressing, object, writing

£985

1668/18: A good quality early Victorian silver mounted CLARET JUG (or wine jug) in perfect condition by George Angell & Co. The silver collar and spout, with the integral handle, is cast with oval "cameos" to either side, whilst the spout features a character mask to its lower edge. Fully hallmarked to collar and to the hinged lid for London 1845. 10ins high. c.1845

claret, object, Silver, wine

£795

1664/18: A good quality ~ and heavy ~ Russian SILVER CREAM JUG in excellent condition. Of 'classical' shape, and of substantial gauge, this good jug is decorated with stylised palmettes around the upper edge with gadrooning further below and an elegant shaped handle. It is supported on a pedestal leading to a square plinth base, where the hallmarks can be found. 6ins (15cms) high. c.1900

jug, object, Russian, Silver

£325

1663/18: N. SOTHEBY PITCHER: a good and interesting OIL PAINTING on canvas, which depicts the Isle of Arran, off the West coast of Scotland. Typical of this renown artist's style, his famous broad brushstrokes capture well the chilly conditions of a small working Scottish port. A tramp cargo ship with tender alongside, is anchored against a background of whitewashed Highland cottages and the harbour wall, whilst clouds scud across the sky. Signed and dated lower left. 29 x 25ins (73.5 x 63.5cms) including the frame. *Neville Sotheby PITCHER (1889-1959) a coastal landscape and marine painter, served for a while in the Merchant Navy. Between 1912/1942 he exhibited 13 pictures at the Royal Academy and many other elsewhere. c.1950

marine, object, Oil, painting

£1450

1660/18: LEIGH-PEMBERTON: a fine PAIR of OIL PAINTINGS on panel entitled on the original labels to the reverse: "The Age Hogarth" and "The Du Maurier Era". Brightly painted and full of charm, they depict the fashions and pastimes of their period. They are in excellent condition and complete with their original frames. 28ins x 24ins including frames. (71x61cms) * John Leigh-Pemberton, born in 1911 and brother of a Governor of the Bank of England, was an artist and illustrator. Educated at Eton and a Flying Instructor in the Second World War, he decorated the interiors of a number of ships and worked on the Shell Guide Series. c.1949

object, Oil, painting

£2650

1657/18: An interesting and good quality cased SHIPS MODEL of the "Kathleen & May" ~ the last of the famous three-masted schooners. The "Kathleen & May" was built by Ferguson and Baird at Connah's Quay in Flintshire, and she became a familiar sight as she plied her trade along the North Coast of Devon. This fine model was made by Commander Masters Norman DSC., who was official modeller to the Admiralty. Overall dimensions of the case: 35ins long; 18ins high 12ins deep. (89 x 46 x 30.5cms) c.0

model, object, ship

£985

1649/18: THOMAS SIMSON of HERTFORD: a good quality late 18th century mahogany LONGCASE CLOCK in fine condition and in perfect working order. Typical of good London "provincial clocks of the period, the splendid case has brass-inlaid columns to the hood and trunk; long trunk door and panelled base with double plinth. The 8-day movement strikes hours on a bell with "Strike/Silent" control in the arch and date wheel. 84ins (213cms) high. *Thomas Simson was apprenticed in 1766 and worked in Hertford from 1775-1795. c.1780

18thcentury, clock, longase, mahogany

£3650

1648/18: ROYAL WORCESTER: a good set of FOUR porcelain figures from the "CRIES OF LONDON" Series, modelled by James Hadley. These are quite rare, and comprise: "Ye Water Carrier"; "Ye Night Watchman"; "Ye Marking Stones Man" and "Ye Brush Man". First introduced in 1883, these are date-coded for 1884. All are perfect; fully marked and measure about 7ins (17.75cms) high.( *Priced for the set of Four) c.1883

figures, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£1100

1633/18: A large and practical mid-19th century rosewood circular DINING TABLE which seats six in comfort and eight at a pinch. The well-figured top of 54ins diameter is supported via the tilting mechanism with removable bolts, on a turned central column leading to solid rosewood cabriole legs and carved lion's paw feet with concealed castors below. 54ins diameter; 29ins high. (137 x 73.5cms) c.1860

dining, furniture, rosewood, tables

£1950

1623/18: EDWARDS & ROBERTS: a splendid quality late Victorian mahogany WRITING DESK in wonderful condition. The boxwood inlaid and crossbanded top is fitted with a gilt-tooled morocco leather writing surface, whilst below, the two pedestals each have three graduated drawers arranged either side of the kneehole, with a further concave drawer to the centre. All these drawers are lined in mahogany and are beautifully inlaid with marquetry scrollwork to the fronts. One is fitted for writing (ink bottles; pens etc) and the centre drawer is stamped with the makers name. A practical and very attractive desk. 48ins wide; 25ins deep; 28.5ins high. (122 x 63.5 x 72cms) c.1890

desk, furniture, marquetry, writing

£3850

1621/18: HENRI JACOT: a fine late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK by this famous maker. The case is of the best quality "gorge" design, with its ribbed handle and large square bevelled glass through which to view the original platform lever escapement. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong and repeats hours at will. Fine enamel dial; original blued steel 'spade' hands and in perfect working order. Signed to the backplate. 6.5ins high (handle up); 3.5ins wide; 3ins deep. (16.5 x 9 x 7.5cms) *A "jacot" is French for a parrot or "pretty polly" ~ hence Henri Jacot's trademark of the initials H and J either side of a parrot on a stand. c.1880

Carriage, clock, Jacot, Repeater

£1150

1616/18: A good quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK of pretty oval form. The case is of high quality, with its four bowed and bevelled glass panels and with an oval glass panel to the top below the shaped cast brass handle. The 8-day movement, which retains its original platform lever escapement, strikes hours and half-hours on a gong. The enamel dial is perfect, and original as are the blued steel 'spade' hands. Full working order and guaranteed at least two years. 7.5ins high (handle up); 4.5ins wide; 3.75ins deep. (19 x 11.5 x 9.5cms) c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, oval

£1150

1608/17: A good quality late 18th century OVAL TEA CADDY, veneered in sycamore wood and inlaid with marquetry flowers and leaves to the front, tied with a marquetry ribbon. The lid, which features an inlaid oval panel of flowers, on a satinwood background, opens to reveal the interior with much of the original lead lining intact. 6ins wide. c.1790

Caddy, object, oval, tea

£850

1606/17: A good late 18th century OVAL TEA CADDY veneered in figured sycamore wood, with boxwood edges. The lid is inlaid with an oval marquetry panel of a conch shell, with a similar oval panel to the front, flanked by inlaid trailing leaves and harebells. The inside contains much of the original lead lining. 5.5ins wide. c.1785

Caddy, object, oval, tea

£875

1599/17: Van Der Straeten: a charming Art Nouveau period BRONZE BUST of compact size, depicting a young lady who smiles broadly, her hair tied up with a scarf. She wears her dress in a 'decolletage' style ~ the popular fashion of the day. Mounted on a shaped onyx base and signed both by the artist and the foundry. 8ins high; 4.5ins wide; 3.5ins deep. (20 x 11.5 x 9cms) *Georges Van Der Straeten was born in Ghent in 1856 and died in 1941. He moved to Paris in 1885 and represents the Belle Epoque period (1871-1914), becoming famous for his busts of young women. This one he called "Felicia". c.1890

ArtNouveau, bronze, object, woman

£295

1597/17: INJALBERT: a charming small late 19th century French BRONZE SCULPTURE. Mounted on a shaped onyx base, this pretty bronze is gilded and depicts a laughing girl as she looks happily to her left at something that has caught her eye. Signed by the artist and also with the foundry( Siot of Paris). 5ins high; 3.5ins wide; 3ins high (12.7 x 9 x 7.5cms). *Jean Antoine INJALBERT was a much decorated French sculptor. Born in 1845, the son of a stonemason, he was awarded the Legion d'honneur in 1900 and Commander in 1910. He died in 1933 having been Chief Instructor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts for many years. c.1890

bronze, French, Girl, object

£395

1576/17: An amusing (and rare) late 19th century Austrian cold-painted BRONZE ELEPHANT in good original condition. He is portrayed with his trunk raised playfully and is complete with his original polished ivory tusks and original paintwork. Apparently unmarked but clearly a genuine Vienna cold-painted bronze. 6.5ins long; 4.25ins high; 2.5ins deep (16.5 x 10.8 x 6.5cms) c.1880

Austrian, bronze, elephant, object

£785

1571/17: A good quality late 19th century SEWING BOX with a particularly fine and complete collection of beautiful sewing equipment. The box is of coromandel wood, bound with steel strapwork, and the lid opens to reveal a fine display of tools and implements all made of Mother-of-pearl. These include: set of 4 cotton-reels; tape measure; needle cleaner; pair of engraved MOP needle cases and pin cushions; set of 4 MOP winders; MOP thimble; scissors; penknife; wonderful ruler and a number of other items. Slight spotting to the 'royal' purple silk lining, but perfect in every other aspect. 11ins x 8 x 4.5ins. (28 x 20 x 11.5cms) c.1865

box, MotherofPearl, object, sewing

£895

1543/17: A charming PAIR of watercolours by Karl FEIERTAG: "Two on a Swing" and "Pushing the Swing" in their original mounts and frames. These cheerful paintings depicts children laughing as they play on a swing in the garden of their home. They retain their original bright colours and both are signed l.r. corners. 22ins x 18ins (56 x 45.5cms) including their frames. * Karl FEIERTAG (1874-1944) was Austrian by birth, who became famous for his historical and genre paintings, particularly of children. Priced for the pair... c.1920

object, painting, Pair, watercolour

£475

1539/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a good quality early/mid 19th century FOUR-TIER WHATNOT (or "etagere") by this famous firm of cabinetmakers. Constructed of solid and veneered Gonzales Alvez timber and finely made, it features the traditional Gillows baluster gallery with "S" scroll terminals, whilst the four figured veneered shelves are supported on solid uprights leading to turned "toupee" feet and fine quality brass castors. An unusual model from Gillows and very fine quality. 46ins high; 18.5ins wide; 15ins deep (117 x 47 x 38cms) c.1835

etagere, furniture, Gillows, gonzalezAlvez, whatnot

£1850

1527/17: A pretty and good quality mid-19th century French ORMOLU MANTLE CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is of finest ormolu (gilded bronze) featuring scrolls and leaves in its asymmetrical style and an integral ormolu base. The eight-day movement signed for DENT a Paris, strikes hours and half-hours on a bell. It features silk suspension; a fine enamel dial and the original blued steel 'Breguet moon' hands. 13.5 ins high; 9 ins wide and 4.5ins deep (35 x 23 x 11 cms) c.1850

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1450

1525/17: An impressive and large set of FOUR early 20th century Art Deco period BRONZE SCULPTURES, representing the four Seasons. Apparently unsigned, but probably Italian and perhaps in the style of Palozzi, these striking bronzes have a charm and presence of their own. Each measures 24ins (61cms) high and can presumably be displayed either outside or indoors. Priced for the set of four. c.1920

bronze, Italian, object, sculpture

£4950

1457/17: An handsome and impressive mid/late Victorian oak STICK BAROMETER in full working order. By James Gargory of Birmingham, this good barometer is typical of the "high" Victorian period with its large mercury column; heavily carved finial and similarly carved cistern cover. It is signed to the glazed register plates and features a long thermometer to the trunk and original bone keys. 40ins (102cms) high overall. *James GARGORY worked at Nos 4/5 Bull Street, Birmingham 1835-1860. See Goodison page 324 c.1860

barometer, clock, oak, stick

£975

1450/17: A pretty and very useful mid 19th century rosewood WINE TABLE. The unusual top, with its 'scalloped' edges, is veneered in finely-figured Brazilian rosewood and is supported on a solid rosewood column, itself carved with lappets, leading to well-carved cabriole legs and scrolled feet. A pretty table, measuring 20ins diameter and 28.5ins high. (51 x 72cms) c.1845

18thcentury, bracket, clock, furniture, side, Table, verge, wine

£785

1434/17: An excellent quality early 19th century rosewood 4-TIER WHATNOT (or ETAGERE) of good warm patina and in fine condition. Each tier of beautifully figured rosewood is supported on well-turned solid rosewood columns, with interesting finials to the upper corners. The lower tier features slender balusters, similar to a canterbury and it is supported on original cast brass castors. A good example. 48ins high;18ins wide; 16ins deep (122x46x40.5cms) c.1825

etagere, furniture, rosewood, whatnot

£2450

1419/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality early 19th century Regency period rosewood LIBRARY WRITING TABLE in lovely condition. The figured top, with its gadrooned edging, is fitted with a well-tooled leather writing surface, whilst the frieze below contains two mahogany-lined drawers fitted with brass handles (not original). It is supported on particularly fine turned and carved standard ends, leading to carved lion's paw feet, original castors beneath, with stylish carved corbels above and below. Gorgeous! 52ins wide; 28ins deep; 29ins high. (132 x 71 x 73.5cms) c.1825

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£3950

1416/17: ANONYMOUS: an interesting and somewhat speculative Continental OIL PAINTING on panel possibly after the 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Lingelbach. This well-composed view depicts various figures and livestock on the grassy banks of a rural harbour, with sailing vessels moored behind, some flying the Dutch flag. A church tower can be seen on the left with hills behind. Good condition. 22 x 18ins including the frame. (56 x 45.5cms) c.1800

Dutch, marine, object, Oil, painting

£580

1415/17: A very fine quality mid-19th century French ORMOLU MANTLE CLOCK of compact size and in perfect working order. The case is of finest quality ormolu (gilded bronze) complete with finial of flowers and integral ormolu base. The 8-day silk-suspension movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell and retains its original silvered dial and blued-steel hands. A delightful (and heavy quality) clock. 12ins high; 8.5ins wide; 4.25ins deep (30.5 x 21.5 x 10.8cms) c.1845

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1650

1384/17: A pretty and small mid-19th century English FOUR-GLASS CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is of polished honey-colour oak, with bevelled glass panels to the sides and top, whilst the 8-day movement is chain-fusee driven. Engraved and silvered dial; original blued steel hands; original pendulum and pendulum retaining knob. Guaranteed for at least two years. 9.5ins high; 7.5ins wide; 5.5ins deep (24 x 19 x 12.25cms) c.1835

clock, English, Library, mantel

£1850

1355/17: A pretty Regency mahogany Lady's SEWING/READING & GAMES TABLE in fine condition. After a model by Morgan & Sanders, it features a leather-covered sliding top with adjustable easel; backgammon well; sliding inlaid chessboard; twin side drawers; hinged flaps and a silk-pleated sewing drawer below. It is supported on a "U" shaped under tier, and a short column with four sabre legs and original castors. *Two early 19th century drawings for a Lady's Work Table upon which this example is based, are shown in Ackerman's "Regency Furniture & Interiors". Morgan & Sanders are credited in the text as the "inventors and manufacturers of this excellent article". c.1825

furniture, Games, sewing, Table

£2850

1330/16: ANONYMOUS: a handsome mid-19th century rosewood (Railway) MANTLE TIMEPIECE of "Four-Glass" type in perfect working order. The well-figured rosewood case is fitted with Gothic brass fretwork panels to the sides and is supported on compressed bun feet below the 'cushion' shaped base. The 8-day fusee movement, complete with original pendulum retains its good engraved and silvered dial together with "Breguet" moon hands. Unsigned but with a plaque underneath: "GWR 97" which refers to it once having been the property of the Great Western Railway. 14ins ( 35.5cms) high. c.1840

18thcentury, bracket, clock, mantle, railway, rosewood, verge

£1950

1252/16: Anonymous (perhaps in the style of Sir Edwin Landseer 1802-1873!): a charming and well painted Victorian period OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS depicting a young couple feeding their grey a last meal before nightfall, perhaps outside a Public House. Their three dogs are in attendance with an English lane disappearing into the distance behind. 19ins high; 16ins wide including the frame. (49 x 40.5cms) c.1860

Landseer, object, Oil, painting

£750

1218/16: A useful George III mahogany CHEST-OF-DRAWERS of unusual size. Of good warm colour, this tall yet compact chest comprises four long graduated drawers, all lined in oak and retaining their original "swan-neck" pediment, whilst below is a small cupboard with two doors decorated with applied moulding and re-entrant corners. It is raised on original solid mahogany bracket feet and measures: 29ins wide; 45ins high and 19ins deep. (73.5 x 114 x 48.25cms) c.1775

Chest, Drawers, furniture, Georgian

£2450

1138/16: An elegant and attractive mid-19th century English Hepplewhite style DRAWING ROOM ARMCHAIR of pretty proportions. Typical of chairs of the period, it features carved and well-moulded solid mahogany part-upholstered arms, whilst the shaped upholstered seat is supported on carved solid mahogany cabriole legs which terminate in scrolled feet and original castors. Available re-upholstered in buyers own material (* c.1830

Chair, furniture, Hepplewhite, upholstered

£985

1077/15: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: A particularly fine and most impressive early 19th century mahogany WINE COOLER of cistern type. The fold-over "cushion" edge is finely and deeply carved with egg-and-dart mouldings, whilst the gently tapering sides are beautifully veneered in finest "flame" mahogany to the countersunk panels. Good beaded mouldings can be found around the base, with its rounded corners, and it is supported on solid mahogany turned feet and original castors within. The lead lining has been carefully replaced so that it is now fully waterproof. A very good and actually quite rare piece by this fabulous cabinetmaker. c.1825

cooler, furniture, Gillows, mahogany, wine

£3850

876/15: A fine quality and very decorative early 19th century gilded CONVEX MIRROR in good condition. Surmounted by a carved and gilded eagle perched upon a central shell motif and flanked by carved gilded acanthus leaves, the convex mirror is set within the deeply moulded concave frame, with Vitruvian scroll decoration to the outside edge and an inner ebonised slip frame. Below are the original gilt hinged candle-holders, set to a central tablet with 'grill' decoration and with the original cut glass candle sconces. Overall height 43ins (109cms) c.1810

convex, furniture, giltwood, mirror, object, Regency

£2450

736/14: A very good quality and thoroughly original mid-18th century George II period Red Walnut KNEEHOLE DRESSING CHEST. Below the solid top, with its moulded edges and rounded corners, is a long oak-lined drawer, with six further smaller drawers flanking the central kneehole. To this is another frieze drawer whilst at the back is the locking central cupboard with an inner shelf. It is raised on original bracket feet and all the locks, hinges, escutcheons and pierced brass handles are original. Measurements: 38ins wide; 18.5ins deep (86 x 47cms) c.1740

Chest, Dressing, furniture, GeorgeII, Kneehole, walnut

£2650