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1604/17: A good late 18th century Sheraton period satinwood COLLECTORS CABINET containing a remarkably fine collection of FOSSILS. The twin doors, with their inlaid oval panels, open to reveal eight graduated drawers, all veneered in satinwood and banded in tulipwood. Each drawer opens to reveal the collection of fossils ~ over 100 in total ~ some of which are rare. They include animals; plants; ammonites; a large piece of petrified wood ~ even a sharks tooth. It is raised on its original matching satinwood stand terminating block feet. 41ins high overall20ins wide; 16ins deep. (104 x 51 x 40.5cms) c.1790

cabinet, collectors, fossils, furniture

£3950

1603/17: An excellent quality Regency period mahogany SECRETAIRE-BOOKCASE in fine original condition. The upper bookcase section features pretty glazing bars with stylised anthiemon terminals, whilst the twin doors open to reveal adjustable shelves within. The lower section has a well-fitted secretaire drawer containing nine small "bird's eye" maple-veneered small drawers arranged around a central pigeonhole whilst "flame" mahogany veneered doors below open to reveal shelves within. It stands on a plinth base and measures 43ins wide; 7ft 6ins tall and 21ins deep. An impressive Library or Drawing Room cabinet. c.1830

bookcase, bureau, furniture, Regency

£2950

1602/17: A most interesting and very early mediaeval BRONZE PESTLE & MORTAR dated 1589. This rare example is certainly Continental, probably Italian, featuring a flared rim cast with the lettering: "AMOR+VINCIT+OMNIA" (Love Conquers All) followed by "ANNO + 1589". Around the lower half is a cast figural battle scene whilst to either side are twin handles. To find such an early and dated mortar is indeed rare ~ and possibly the earliest item we have stocked. 4.5ins high; 5.5ins wide at the top. (11.5x14cms )*A pestle & mortar is an implement used to grind or crush ingredients for cooking or for pharmacy. c.1589

bronze, mediaeval, mortar, object

£850

1601/17: A lovely quality and pretty late 19th century Sheraton Revival DISPLAY TABLE in excellent and original condition. Sometimes referred to as a 'Bijouterie Table' this good example is veneered in satinwood and inlaid with 'panels' around the frieze. The shaped glazed top lifts open to reveal the velvet-lined interior and it is raised on inlaid satinwood tapering legs united by curved a "X" frame stretcher. Complete with working lock and key. 24ins wide; 16ins deep (at the centre) 30ins high. (62 x 40.5 x 76cms) c.1890

bijou, display, furniture, Table

£1650

1600/17: HENRI JACOT: a very good late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in perfect working order and complete with its original numbered leather carrying case and numbered key. The good case is of "Corniche" design, with its oval bevelled glass panel to the top and bevelled glass panels all around. The 8-day movement strikes the hours and half-hours on a gong, and retains its original lever platform escapement. Signed to the backplate with the "HJ" trademark. Numbered 13600 to clock; case; leather travelling box and winding key. 7ins high; 5ins wide; 4.5ins deep (18 x 12.5 x 11.5cms) c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, Jacot

£1250

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

1598/17: A fine quality and large Victorian table-top SNUFF BOX. The shaped lid and body are beautifully hand-engraved, with a cast thumb-piece to the front of the lid and a vacant cartouche to the top. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1866; Maker: Frederick Marson. 4ins wide; 2.5ins deep front-to-back; 1.25 ins high. (10 x 6.35 x 3.2cms) c.1866

box, object, Silver, snuff

£425

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

1596/17: BARYE: a fine, small and well documented original BRONZE SCULPTURE of a mountain goat, by this famous and highly regarded 'animalier' sculptor. Beautifully modelled and finely cast, it is one of his earliest works and is signed by both the artist and the foundry. 3.75 x 2 x 2.75high ins (9.5 x 5 x 7cms). *Antoine Louis BARYE (1796-1875) was a sculptor of romantic realism who was particularly well known for his realistic depictions of animals. Such was his fame that he was regarded as one of the greatest ~ and certainly most influential ~ animal life artists of the renowned French Animalier School. c.1825

animalier, Barye, bronze, object

£275

1595/17: A very smart late 19th century gilt brass PHOTOGRAPH FRAME in fine and original condition. Surmounted by a cast ribbon and laurel finial, the frame itself is decorated with a neat rope-and-dart border. To the reverse is a hinged easel and a hinged top to allow photographs to be inserted. 12.5ins high; 9ins wide overall. (31.75 x 23cms) c.1900

frame, gilt, object, photograph

£195

1594/17: A pretty Edwardian hallmarked silver SNUFF or "PILL" BOX in excellent condition. Of shaped outline and beautifully engraved to the lid, it is also engraved with the monogram "JM" or "MJ" within the central cartouche. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1902, maker: John Rose. 2.5ins x 1.75ins x 0.75ins high. (6.5 x 4.5 x 2cms) c.1902

box, object, Silver, snuff

£140

1593/17: Perhaps the ultimate Ice Bucket or Wine Cooler! A fine large and dated 18th century cast BRONZE MORTAR, probably German, or certainly Continental. It is cast with the name: F.M. REINHARDT and ANNO 1764 and features a flared rim; reeded 'strapwork' to the body; substantial twin knop handles and punched decoration behind the name. A fine, large and very heavy example. 8.5ins high; 10ins diameter (21.6 x 25.5cms). c.1764

bronze, mortar, object

£750

1592/17: A particularly fine quality late 19th century coromandel DECANTER BOX in mint condition. The brass-bound box itself is of beautifully figured coromandel wood with recessed brass handles to the sides. It opens to reveal the set of four large decanters with four glasses housed within the lid. The plush velvet lined front drops down (for serving) and all the decanters retain their original numbered stoppers. This is a very good one indeed! All dimensions 10.5ins (27.75cms). c.1875

box, decanter, object, tantalus

£1350

1591/17: A truly superb quality Lady's Dressing and Jewellery case in fine original condition. The well-figured rosewood case is bound in brass and opens to reveal the beautifully fitted interior with eleven silver-topped bottles and jars, all finely engraved and fully hallmarked. To either side are two trays of tools and implements, including scissors; penknives; corkscrews; silver pencil etc., whilst below is a removable tray (for jewellery) and two secret drawers. Within the lid is the original leather easel mirror and the silver is hallmarked for London 1845. 14ins wide; 10ins deep 6.5ins high (35.5 x 25.5 x 16.5cms) c.1845

box, Dressing, jewellery, object

£2850

1590/17: JOHANNSEN, LONDON: a good 2-day MARINE CHRONOMETER in perfect working order. Housed in its brass-bound mahogany case the double lids open to reveal the chronometer set within gymbals which can be locked into place. The 56-hour fusee movement with its helical hairspring features an engraved silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and "Up-and-Down" dials, whilst to one corner can be found the original brass "tipsy-turvy" winding key. The case: 7.5ins x 7.5ins when closed. *Asmus Johannsen founded his company in 1859 becoming renown chronometer makers for the Admiralty and the Indian Navy amongst others. c.1900

chronometer, clock, marine, ship

£2950

1589/17: A delightful 18th century mahogany Chippendale period CHEST-OF-DRAWERS of small size and of particularly good warm colour. Below the well-figured solid mahogany top are four graduated drawers, all with oak linings and all are complete with their original ornate cast brass handles and key escutcheons. It is supported on original bracket feet and measures 31ins wide; 17.5ins deep and 32ins high. (78.5 x 44.5 x 81cms). A charming and thoroughly original chest of drawers. c.1770

Chest, Chippendale, Drawers, furniture

£2950

1588/17: A rare set of late 19th century Mauchlinware POSTAL SCALES in perfect condition. These are of the collectable "Tartanware" design (McDuff tartan) and are complete with brass weights. 7.25ins wide; 5ins deep; 4.5ins high. (18.5 x 12.5 x 11.5cms) *Mauchline is a small town in South-West Scotland, which became famous in the mid-19th century for the production of boxware and other tourist items using local wood, usually sycamore. The faithful reproduction of genuine tartans as decoration is especially popular with some collectors who specialise exclusively in tartanware. Production, which started in 1820, ceased in 1933 following a disastrous fire. c.1880

mauchlin, object, scales, tartan

£675

1587/17: JAQUES OF LONDON: a good late 19th century "In Statu Quo" travelling CHESS SET in perfect working order. This iconic design, patented by Jaques & Son, is of mahogany and features the full set of white and red-stained pieces which lock into the rosewood and boxwood board. When 'unlocked' the pieces can be moved; the mechanism locked again, and then closed at the hinges ~ thus allowing games to be partially played and kept until later. Fully signed to the leading edges. 9.5ins square when open; 9.5 x 4.75 x 2.5ins closed. *John Jaques & Son was a well known maker of games particularly in the 19th century. Still manufacturing today, the company is famous for its fine Chess sets; card games (John Jaques invented "Happy Families") and Croquet Sets. c.1888

chess, Games, Jaques, object

£475

1586/17: A good quality early 19th century Regency mahogany WINE CELLARETTE almost certainly by Gillows of Lancaster. Of sarcophagus shape it features beautifully figured panels to the front, sides and back with a cast gilded leopard's head ring handle to the front. The flat-topped lid opens to reveal the segmented interior which is lined in lead whilst it is supported on well-carved lion's paw feet with original castors. 29ins wide; 19ins deep; 20ins high. (73,5 x 48.25 x 51cms) c.1825

cellarette, furniture, Gillows, wine

£2650

1585/17: Henri Jacot: a fine late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in perfect working order. The high quality "gorge" case (considered to be the best 'standard' design) features the traditional ribbed handle and large square bevelled glass to the top, whilst the 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, repeating the hours at will. It retains its original platform lever escapement; blued steel 'spade' hands and enamel dial in perfect condition. 5.5ins high (handle down) 7ins high (handle up). c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, Repeater

£1450

1584/17: GEORGE PRIOR, LONDON: a very fine and original 18th century mahogany BRACKET CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is charming ~ just a little smaller than usual ~ with its cast brass handle; ormolu decoration to the bell top; inner brass slip frame and bracket feet. The 8-day movement with a finely engraved backplate, retains its original verge escapement, striking hours on a bell and repeating hours at will. Superb dial with finely gilded spandrels; "Strike/Silent" control in the arch; original blued steel hands and date aperture above "VI". A fine clock: 18.5ins high; 11ins wide; 7.5ins deep (47x28x19cms) c.1770

bracket, clock, London, verge

£5850

1583/17: A very fine quality plated and gilded 3-BOTTLE TANTALUS, complete with its three original cut-glass decanters. Invented by Betjemann (signed and stamped accordingly) this heavy tantalus features a cast nickel-plated handle and applied gilt initials to the top. It is lined in plush red velvet and the three decanters are all in perfect condition. Complete with original gilded key. 13.5ins long; 12ins high; 6.5ins deep. (34.25 x 30.5 x 16.5cms) c.1880

Betjmann, decanters, object, tantalus

£695

1582/17: A very fine quality Swiss MUSIC BOX by the famous makers: Nicole Freres. The case is of walnut, veneered with rosewood to the lid with a central motif inlaid with various specimen woods. It opens to reveal the piano-forte movement with its 13-inch cylinder and pair of combs with a total of 85 teeth which play six fine tunes (mainly waltzes) perfectly. A superb music box, typical of Nicole Freres, complete with key and original hand-written tune sheet. 20.5ins wide; 7ins deep; 5ins high. (52 x 17.8 x 12.7cms) c.1850

box, Music, object, Swiss

£2450

1581/17: A pretty mid-19th century French ormolu and porcelain-mounted MANTLE CLOCK in full working order. The case is of gilt bronze, surmounted by a finial of a vase of flowers and mounted with fine porcelain panels to the front and both sides. The scene to the front depicts a hunting party beside a lake, with rural woodland scenes to the side panels. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell and is signed "R&C (Richard & Cie) Paris and London. 10.25ins high (excl the finial) 6.5ins wide; 4.25 ins deep. (26 x 16.5 x 10.8cms) c.1860

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1350

1580/17: "PHRYNE": A charming and quite large French BRONZE SCULPTURE of this famous Greek Courtesan, by Falguiere. She stands naked, wearing just a simple necklace and bracelet, coquettishly hiding her face behind her right arm. Mounted on a rouge marble base and signed to the integral bronze socle base with "Falguiere" and the founders: "Goupil et Cie, Editeurs". 16ins (41cms) high. *JEAN ALEXANDRE JOSEPH FALGUIERE was a renown French sculptor and painter. Born in 1831 he produced a number of important works including some notable monuments, before dying in 1900. c.1860

bronze, Falguiere, French, nude, object

£2250

1579/17: A very fine quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK by the famous maker: Henri Jacot. The case is of "Gorge" design (considered to be the best quality "standard" case) with its large square bevelled glass top and ribbed handle. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, and repeats hours at will. The enamel dial is perfect; the blued steel hands are original and it retains its original lever platform escapement. Stamped with the Jacot trademark to the backplate (a parrot between the initials "HJ"). 5.5ins high (handle down) 7ins high (handle up). c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, Jacot

£1350

1578/17: A very fine quality PAIR of Japanese BRONZE VASES of compact size. Both of these lovely vases are beautifully inlaid with a dragon emerging from clouds. These are inlaid in silver and either silver-gilt or gold (probably gold) and both are in perfect condition. Meiji period: 6.5ins high 5.25ins diameter (16.5 x 13cms) *The Meiji period is a Japanese era which extended from 1868 until 1912. It represents the first half of the Empire of Japan during which Japanese Society moved from being an isolated feudal society to its present modern form. c.1880

bronze, Japanese, object, vase

£475

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

1575/17: A beautiful OIL PAINTING on panel which depicts a family gathering being entertained by an itinerant traveller playing a small flute whilst his two performing dogs dance to the delight of the children. The quality of this work is utterly charming and the depiction of the figures is particularly emotive. The table is set with partially consumed food; chickens peck at the crumbs ~ there is much going on! Signed and dated 1859. 15 x 13.5ins unframed. *Jean Alphonse Roehn (1799-1864) was born, worked and died in Paris. He exhibited regularly at the yearly Salon and his works were almost exclusively settings from everyday life, for which he had an obvious talent. c.1859

Austrian, bronze, elephant, French, object, Oil, painting

£1250

1573/17: A stunning early 19th century French Empire period mahogany MANTEL CLOCK in wonderful original condition. The case is most impressive, with finely-figured mahogany columns supporting the 'portico' top with superb quality ormolu capitals and mounts. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, with a gorgeous ormolu dial; blued steel "Breguet" moon hands and its original 'gridiron' pendulum with ormolu bob. Perfect working order and a thoroughly original clock of very fine quality. 22ins high; 11.5ins wide' 5.5ins deep (56 x 29 x 14cms). *Signed to the dial: "Laine Paris" c.1830

clock, French, mantel

£1650

1572/17: A large and impressive late George III mahogany WALL CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is typical of the very early 19th century with its narrow moulded solid mahogany surround and deep concave bezel holding the original glass in place. The eight-day fusee movement is of "A" frame construction whilst the 14-inch dial retains its original paintwork. A splendid and impressive wall clock. c.1810

clock, fusee, Georgian, Wall

£1650

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

1568/17: A good quality George III period mahogany WRITING BOX in excellent and original condition. With twin cast brass original handles to either side, it opens by pulling forward the front drawer handle which allows the tambour top to slide backwards. This reveals the set of three original ink bottles and the green baize writing surface. Below the fitted interior is access to a very secret drawer, and it is complete with its original (working) key. 16ins wide; 10ins deep; 7ins high, maximum. c.1800

box, Georgian, object, writing

£785

1566/17: M. Zeller: an attractive mid/late 19th century Continental OIL PAINTING on panel in an ornate gilding frame. It depicts two woodcutters seated in a hostelry with their axes propped against a table. One offers his stein to the serving girl who appears to be bashfully considering... Nicely painted; signed to the lower right corner and applied with a plaque to the front. 18ins x 16ins (46 x 40.5cms) including the frame. c.1880

Continental, object, Oil, painting

£580

1565/17: A good looking early/mid 19th century mahogany WALL CLOCK by Burrows of Chelsea, LONDON. The case features a narrow solid surround, with curved door below, whilst the convex glass is fitted within the cast brass bezel. The eight-day fusee movement has shaped plates with original blued steel hands and restored (but not re-painted) 12-inch convex dial. 14ins diameter; 6ins deep. The inside of the side door has an interesting original makers label ~ see additional image. *The convex dial and glass indicates that this was made just prior to the Victorian period. c.1840

clock, fusee, London, Wall

£1150

1562/17: A superb quality WRITING BOX by Edwards of London, in excellent and original condition. The exterior is veneered in beautifully figured kingwood, with finest brass edges and inlaid with brass scrollwork to the top and front. To the sides are two recessed military-style handles. It opens to reveal the original gilt-tooled leather writing surface with pair of gilt-topped inkwells and the solid kingwood pen tray. The interior includes an inner tray, with pierced handles, which when removed allows access to the two secret drawers. A lovely writing box of highest quality. 15ins wide; 10ins deep 5.5ins high. (38 x 25.5 x 14cms) c.1840

box, Edwards, object, writing

£1350

1559/17: Bouraine: A fine quality and stylish Art Deco period BRONZE SCULPTURE of "Penthesilea" (Queen of The Amazons). She is modelled naked, holding a bow whilst recumbent on an angular base. Signed "Bouraine" to the base, together with the foundry (Susse Freres). 19ins long; 9ins high; 5ins deep. (48.25 x 23 x 12.75cms) *Marcel Bouraine (1886-1948) was a important sculptor who studied under Joseph-Alexandre Falguiere. He was captured in the 1914-1918 war and interned in Switzerland. Immediately after he returned to his great love, sculpture, and exhibited in Paris from 1922. He is considered to be one of the great influences of the Art Deco movement. (The Amazons had a number of queens, but Penthesilea was the most famous, leading her troops successfully in support of King Priamos at Troy.) c.1925

ArtDeco, Bouraine, bronze, object

£2250

1558/17: A large late Victorian or Edwardian DRINKS & GAMES COMPENDIUM with all sorts of fine contents. The case itself is of mahogany inlaid with 'batswing' decoration to the front, and lid, with hinged brass handles to either side. It opens to reveal its set of three cut-glass decanters; set of 6 engraved glasses; pair of gilt coasters and a large gilt tray. A cedar-lined drawer can be found to the front (for cigars) and a secret button accesses the games drawer, with cards; pegs; counters and dice etc., plus a gilt cribbage board above. Excellent condition. 16 x 14.5 x 11ins (40.5 x 37 x 28cms). c.1900

compendium, Games, object, tantalus

£1250

1557/17: A late 19th century Russian SILVER CIGARETTE CASE, decorated with a "niello" scene of Moscow within a geometrical border to one side and with pretty niello decorated around a central circular (vacant) cartouche on the other side. The interior is gilded with a full set of hallmarks dated 1896. 3.5 x 2.75 x 1.5ins. *Niello is an enamel-like allow of silver; copper; lead and sulfur, which is used as an inlay on engraved or etched silver. c.1896

object, Russian, Silver

£395

1555/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: A fine quality and totally original solid mahogany extending DINING TABLE to seat TWELVE in good original condition. The well-figured mahogany top, complete with its three original leaves, is supported on eight turned and reeded legs which terminate in original and substantial brass castors. The four central legs are well recessed, and therefore do not interfere with diners legs. Complete with its original set of eight cast brass clips and compartment under to hold them when not in use. 54ins wide; 10ft 4ins long extended; 54ins without the leaves. (137 x 315 x 137cms). *The two ends of this good table bolt together (original bolts) which allow the table to be easily moved when access is a bit tight! c.1835

dining, furniture, Gillows, Table

£7500

1544/17: A good quality early 19th century Regency period CONVEX MIRROR in very good original condition. Of typical form with 'close-ball' decoration to the concave frame; and a carved and gilded collar, plus a pair of gilded candle-holders on either side, it features a very rare pediment to the top. Normally an eagle or perhaps a hippocampi, this good mirror is surmounted by a fierce Dragon ~ a feature we have not seen before ~ complete with scales; wings and a pointed tail. 42ins high; 29ins wide (107cms x 74cms) c.1815

convex, furniture, mirror, Regency

£2150

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

1542/17: "The Red Gown" ~ a very finely painted OIL PAINTING on panel by Henri Lesur, which depicts an elegant young lady wearing her wonderful ball gown, lace shawl and long kid gloves as she stands against a backdrop of an urn and stone balustrade in a formal garden. Signed (along the balustrade r.h. side) and measures 22ins by 18ins (56 x 46cms) including the carved and gilded frame. *Henri Victor LESUR, a renowned French artist, was born In Roubaix in 1860. He worked in the period 1887-1910 during which time he exhibited frequently at the Salon des Beaux Arts in Paris. c.1890

French, object, Oil, painting

£950

1540/17: "THROUGH THE FOREST": a charming and quite large OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS by Edward Holmes RBA. It depicts a young lad leading a girl (his sister?) on a donkey, as they emerge along a track from the edge of a forest, preceded by their pet dog. Beautifully composed and very finely painted, this good oil painting measures: 34 ins by 29ins (86 x 74cms) including the frame. Signed and dated: 1881. * Edward Holmes RBA (1841-1891) was a fine landscape painter who exhibited this particular painting at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1883 No. 314. c.1881

landscape, object, Oil, painting

£1250

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

1535/17: A particularly fine quality and unusual fitted JEWELLERY BOX in lovely original condition. The box itself is of brass-bound rosewood (beautifully figured) and the lid opens to show nine silver-topped bottles and jars (including four scent bottles, all with their stoppers) plus a tray of tools. The upper tray lifts out to reveal a hidden leather-covered box inside which is beautifully fitted for jewellery, whilst instead of a mirror within the lid, there is another "secret" compartment, also fitted for jewellery. Complete with original Bramah key and *Hallmarked for London 1822. c.1822

box, jewellery, object, Silver

£1250

1529/17: John Smitheys of LONDON: a good quality and original 18th century verge BRACKET CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is ebonised with cast brass upper carrying handle; pineapple finials; arched front door with spandrels and ebonised bracket feet. The 8-day movement retains its original verge movement, striking hours on a bell, whilst the good dial has "Strike/Silent" control in the arch; engraved and silvered chapter-rings and date aperture above "VI". c.1770

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£4350

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

1524/17: A charming late 19th century Austrian "Vienna" cold-painted BRONZE DUCK. Retaining most of its original paintwork, and raised on a turned oak base, this pretty bronze is a model we have not seen before. ~ and is likely to raise a smile, such is its charm! 10cms wide; 11 cms high. c.1880

Austrian, bronze, duck, object, Vienna

£395

1520/17: A pretty Regency period rosewood 'CROCUS" or FLOWER TABLE with features that lead to a Gillows origin. The circular top is edged with an unusual rosewood 'petal' border, whilst the central panel is removed via the brass push-pin beneath revealing a vacant interior. It is raised on a solid column, with reeded knop, leading to a triform base and rosewood bun feet. 30ins high; 16ins wide. (76 x 40.5cms) *These tables were used to plant small bulbs (such as crocuses) which remained dormant until a couple of week prior to an important party or ball, when they would flower in time for the important occasion. c.1830

Crocus, flower, furniture, Gillows, Table

£1750

1515/17: A. CALENDI: a large and very impressive BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young girl. She stands naked and smiling with her left arm shielding her eyes and her right arm aloft as she stretches having just awoken, with a lionskin rug at her feet. Fine dark green patina and colour. Signed 'Calendi' to the integral bronze base. 27ins (69cms) high. *A Calendi, Italian born mid/late 19th century. c.1890

bronze, Girl, nude, object

£2950

1514/17: A good quality and quite small late 19th century BRACKET CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is ebonised with its cast brass carrying handle; gilt brass bezel to the front door and solid brass ogee bracket feet. The 8-day movement strikes hours and quarters (Westminster) on five gongs, whilst the dial features a subsidiary "Strike/Silent" dial and a further dial for through-the-dial pendulum adjustment. 14.5ins high; 10ins wide; 7.5ins deep (37 x 25.5 x 19cms) c.1885

bracket, chiming, clock, Victorian

£1350

1512/17: An exceptional 18th century George III period mahogany CORNER CUPBOARD of particularly good warm colour and patina. Surmounted by a carved "Swan-neck" pediment with a central urn finial, and with dentil carving to the frieze, the door features a fine solid mahogany "fielded" panel with chamfered edges and re-entrant corners. This door opens to reveal fitted shelves within and is flanked by stop-fluted columns to the canted corners. Working lock and original key. Definitely a cut above average! 40ins high; 48ins high including pediment; 20ins wide to the front. (101 x 122 x 51cms) c.1770

corner, furniture, GeorgeIII, mahogany

£1250

1511/17: EMILE GUILLAUME: a large and highly impressive BRONZE STATUE entitled: "La Deliverance". It depicts a tall naked woman standing on a hemisphere, holding her arms aloft with a sword raised in her right hand. Signed by the artist, and the foundry (Barbedienne of Paris). Superb original patina. 37ins (94cms) high. *Emile Oscar Guillaume (born 1867) produced "La Deliverance" in 1914 as a celebration of the First Battle of the Marne when the German army was stopped before entering Paris in August that year. A 4.9metre high example is displayed in Finchley, North London. c.1914

bronze, French, nude, object

£2750

1509/17: A wonderful quality mid-Victorian fully fitted walnut GAMES COMPENDIUM complete with its full set of original Games. The figured walnut case is bound in gilt brass 'Gothic' mounts, and opens to reveal the arrangement of original ivory Chessmen; Draughts/Backgammon pieces; gilt cribbage board; set of 6 dice and ebony markers. This tray lifts out to reveal the beautiful hinged ebony Chess and Backgammon board, whilst further below are compartments for playing cards (original); ebony dice shakers; counters; pegs and so on. Lovely original condition. 12.5ins x 9.5ins x 6.5ins. (The board: 15 x 10.5ins) c.1870

backgammon, box, chess, Games, object

£1875

1505/17: A good quality mid-19th century mahogany STICK BAROMETER by Smith & Beck of London. The figured mahogany case is edged with ebony and features a pretty carved pediment to the top and a long thermometer to the trunk. Both register plates are engraved and silvered, and it is complete with its original bone cursor key. * James Smith one of three premier instrument makers, was joined by Richard Beck in 1847. Smith retired in 1865 so this barometer can be accurately dated 1847-1865. c.1855

barometer, clock, stick

£1150

1504/17: A fine quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in full working order. The case is of "Gorge" design, with bevelled glass panels to all sides and a large bevelled glass panel to the top. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, and retains its original lever platform escapement. It also features a third Alarm "train", whilst the good enamel dial is in perfect condition and includes the smaller alarm dial. Signed to the movement "G.L." (maker not known, possibly Lepaute or Lepine, both of which are recorded). Guaranteed at least 2 years. 6ins high. c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, gorge

£850

1498/17: A superb quality Regency period metamorphic GAMES & WORK TABLE in fine original condition. Veneered in Gonzalez Alvez timber the top slides out to reveal the inlaid Backgammon board under and turns over for the inlaid chess & draughts board. To either side are two small drawers; with a lower drawer and "U" shaped silk-pleated "work" drawer further below. Complete with its fine (original?) ivory barleycorn chess set and carved ivory draughts & backgammon pieces. A truly stunning table! *Although not stamped this is likely to be by Gillows, given the timber used; the beaded decoration and the very fine quality throughout. c.1825

backgammon, chess, furniture, Games, Gillows

£3850

1490/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine early 19th century rosewood CARD TABLE of particularly good and impressive quality. The beautifully-figured top, with its bead-and-dart moulding opens to reveal the maroon baize-lined interior, whilst the frieze is decorated with applied 'panels' and further bead-and-dart moulding to the lower edge. It is supported on a tapering octagonal column with two gadroon 'collars' leading to reeded legs and fine cast brass ornate castors. A stunning table! 35ins wide; 17ins deep; 29ins high. *A table with an identical base is illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster & London" Vol 2 page 369 c.1825

furniture, Gillows, rosewood, Table

£2650

1488/17: A particularly fine early/mid 19th century Vizagapatam ivory CHESS AND BACKGAMMON SET in good condition. The hinged board is of sandalwood veneered with ivory and decorated with incised borders of flowers and leaves. The interior is similarly inlaid for backgammon and it is complete with its beautiful original turned ivory Chess Set and Draughts/Backgammon pieces. The board (when closed) measures: 18 x 10 x 4.5ins (46 x 25.5 x 11.5cms). *Vizagapatam is the largest city and capital of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. From the mid-18th century it was famous for its delightful and detailed ivory and sandalwood furniture and objects. c.1830

backgammon, chess, object, Vizagapatam

£1650

1471/17: JULLION of BRENTFORD (ESSEX): a lovely late 18th century BRACKET CLOCK in perfect working order. Unusually for a clock of this period, the original case is of finest burr walnut, with cast brass carrying handle; gilt spandrels to the front door; original escutcheon and walnut feet. The 8-day movement retains its original anchor escapement, striking & repeating hours on a bell, with silvered dial and date aperture above "VI". 20ins high; 11ins wide (51x28cms) *John Jullion & Son worked together in New Brentford from circa 1762 though given the date of this clock, it was almost certainly made by son John alone. c.1790

bracket, clock, walnut

£5450

1469/17: A good early 19th century Regency period rosewood SOFA TABLE in splendid original condition. The beautifully figured top has acquired a particularly good warm colour and impressive patina, below which the frieze features two oak-lined drawers with original ring handles. It is supported on twin turned supports, joined by a turned stretcher and leading to sabre legs and fine cast and gilded sabot castors. 33ins wide (closed); 56ins wide (open; 24ins deep. (84 x 142 x 61cms) c.1815

furniture, Regency, rosewood, sofa, Table

£2650

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

1449/17: P-J. MENE: A fine bronze sculpture by this famous 'animalier' which the artist entitled: "Chien Epagneul (Sylphie) No. 69". This lively and highly competent sculpture depicts the Irish Setter about to flush out his bird from amongst the detailed foliage. Fully signed by both the artist and the foundry (Susse Freres of Paris). 12ins long; 9ins high and 5ins deep. (30.5 x 23 x63.5cms) *Pierre-Jules MENE (1810-1871) was probably the most famous and prolific 'animalier' of his day. He developed his passion and natural talent as an animal sculptor from an early age, and in due course won numerous medals for his work. c.1860

animalier, bronze, dog, Mene, object

£1250

1447/17: A delightful George III period "metamorphic" GAMES & PEMBROKE TABLE of small size. At first glance this is a normal mahogany Pembroke Table, with twin flaps and frieze drawer, however the central section slides out to show the inlaid Backgammon board below. When this slide is turned over, the Chess, Draughts and Cribbage boards are revealed underneath. Complete with what may well be its original boxwood and ebony "barleycorn" chess set. A charming table that retains its small ebony drawer handles and which is supported on slender tapering legs with original castors. 31ins wide (open); 18ins wide (closed); 29ins high. c.1810

chess, furniture, Games, Pembroke, Table

£2950

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

1424/17: Ernest OEHME, VIENNA: a most elegant and fine quality Grand Sonnerie VIENNA REGULATOR in perfect working order. The slender case is veneered in pale figured rosewood with boxwood edging and features a carved pediment; glazed sides and glazed front door. The 8-day triple-weight movement strikes hours and quarters on two gongs every quarter, with its original steel-rod pendulum and enamel dial signed by the maker. Fine and original blued steel hands. 43 x 12 x 6ins (109 x 30.5 x 15cms) * We can find no Ernest Oehme, clockmaker, though a very famous German romantic painter (1797-1855) goes by the same name. c.1830

clock, regulator, Vienna, Wall

£2150

1423/17: Franz Xavier BERGMANN: a large and most impressive "Vienna" COLD-PAINTED BRONZE of an eagle alighting on a rock. The bird is depicted with wings fully outstretched in a realistic and animated style, typical of Bergmann's work. All of the original detailed paintwork is intact, and it is fully signed ("B" in an urn) and numbered underneath. It's large: 15ins wide and 12ins high. (38 x 30.5cms). *Bergmann, originally a fine metal worker, inherited the Vienna foundry from his father in 1860. His work is recognised for its great attention to detail and wonderful vibrant colours. c.1880

Austrian, Bergmann, bronze, object, Vienna

£2350

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

1411/17: M.M.JACOBI: an attractive and well composed MARINE OIL PAINTING on canvas depicting a busy seascape in the Channel. A Dutch barge can be seen in the foreground with a British Man o' War behind, flying the white ensign. Signed (lower left corner) and inscribed on the back: "Portsmouth Harbour". 29ins wide; 21ins high including the frame. (73.5 x 53cms) c.1885

marine, object, Oil, painting

£985

1398/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: A good pair of early 19th century Regency period solid mahogany HALL CHAIRS in excellent condition. The solid backs are carved with well-defined acanthus leaves and gadrooned scrolled crests, whilst the seats are moulded with oval panels. They are supported on ring-turned slightly splayed front legs and faceted rear legs united by typical Gillows turned stretchers. Overall height: 36ins; 17ins wide; 19ins deep; the seats 18.5ins high. (91.5 x 43 x 48 x 47cms) c.1810

chairs, furniture, Gillows, hall, Regency

£1650

1397/17: A wonderfully impressive and superb quality early 19th century mahogany SIDEBOARD or SERVING TABLE. Almost certainly by either Gillows of Lancaster or Trotter (of Edinburgh) this thoroughly original piece features a shaped backboard inlaid with ebony stringing; a one-piece top of excellent figuring and patina whilst it is supported on beautifully carved 'Classical' legs which terminate in good carved scroll feet. The frieze features a long bow-fronted central drawer, flanked by twin small drawers, both of which are lined in burgundy baize. *A gorgeous Serving table ~ perhaps also ideal for use in a large impressive hall? 77ins long; 34ins high; 26.5ins deep. (195 x 86 x 67cms) c.1825

furniture, Gillows, hall, serving, sideboard, Table

£5950

1392/17: A charming and quite large OIL PAINTING on canvas in the manner of A.H. Vickers. This bright cheerful landscape depicts a Continental scene with boats full of sailors on a wide river and a church on the banks, with various buildings nestling amongst the gentle hills behind. Excellent condition; dimensions: 42ins x 28ins (107 x 71cms) including the swept gilded frame. *A.H. Vickers (fl 1853-1907) painted landscapes both in England and on the Rhine. c.1875

object, Oil, painting, Vickers

£950

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

1377/17: A charming 18th century NEEDLEWORK PICTURE which depicts a typical religious scene of the period: Elijah the Prophet is seated in a garden, on the banks of a lake, surrounded by trees; shrubs and flowers with various animals in attendance which include: birds; a stag; and two ducks. Fine condition and good vibrant colours. 18 x 15ins (45.5 x 38cms) including the good modern frame. c.1780

18thcentury, needlework, object, stumpwork

£540

1372/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality early/mid 19th century rosewood LIBRARY TABLE in splendid condition. Below the beautifully figured top with its rounded corners, are two shallow drawers to the frieze, with egg-and-dart moulding around the lower edge. It is supported on typical Gillows carved and fluted solid rosewood columns terminating in "apple" shaped feet with original concealed castors. A handsome Library/Writing Table. 49.5ins long; 29.5ins deep. (125.5 x 75cms). *A similar Library Table with identical supports and about the same size is illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster & London" by Susan E. Stuart; Volume 1; page 292. c.1825

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table

£3450

1371/17: Houdon: a good large BRONZE SCULPTURE of "Diana the Huntress". Of impressive size, she stands naked with bow in her left hand and an arrow in her right. Signed to the integral base. 24.5ins (62cms) high. *Jean-Antoine HOUDON was a noted French sculptor, particularly of classical figures, who won many prizes for his work. He was born in Versailles in 1741 and died aged 87 years in 1828. c.1850

bronze, Houdon, naked, object

£1150

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

1352/17: A pretty and excellent quality mahogany WINE TABLE almost certainly by Gillows of Lancaster. The one-piece well-figured shaped top is supported on a finely turned and carved central column which leads to a carved collar, and the triform base with its beaded decoration and carved scrolled feet. A charming and indeed useful table.28.5ins high; 15.5ins wide; 12ins deep. (72 x 39 x 30.5cms) c.1830

furniture, Gillows, Table, wine

£875

1344/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: A good set of SIX solid beech simulated rosewood DINING CHAIRS in fine original condition. Each chair is carved with stylised anthiemon to the upper rail and with beading to the middle rail, whilst the drop-in seats are supported on well-turned and reeded legs, with carved anthiemon to each corner. Good solid and eminently usable chairs ~ the price includes re-covering in buyers material. *These chairs are illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster & London" by Susan Stuart, Volume 1, page 221 plate 205. c.1825

chairs, furniture, Gillows, rosewood

£1950

1335/16: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality figured mahogany DRESSING MIRROR in lovely condition. The original mirror plate is framed within a cushion moulding and is finely panelled in solid mahogany to the back. It is supported on shaped and reeded uprights which stand upon the beautifully-figured shaped "flame" mahogany base, with its beaded decoration and stands upon four melon-carved feet. The angle of the mirror is fully adjustable and locks into place if required. 24ins (61cms) wide. c.1835

Dressing, furniture, Gillows, mirror, object

£495

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

1324/16: AXEL NORDGREN: a charming landscape OIL PAINTING on canvas of an Alpine scene, probably in the Bavarian region of Southern Germany. It depicts a mountain village, with partially snow-covered peaks in the background and a figure carrying a basket walking up a path to the foreground. Signed and dated 1858. 27 x 19ins (68.5 x 48cms) including the frame. *Axel Wilhelm NORDGREN was born in Sweden in 1828 and later studied art in Dusseldorf, where in remained for the rest of his life. He died in 1888. c.1858

Alpine, object, Oil, painting

£695

1305/16: A fine large & handsome early 19th century brass-inlaid LADY'S DRESSING & JEWELLERY BOX. The box itself is veneered in rosewood and profusely inlaid with brass scrollwork, with recessed handles to both sides. The beautifully fitted interior features a total of 15 bottles and jars, all with silver plated lids, which include various sizes of scent bottles; jars; ink bottle etc and a tray of tools and implements. Under the tool tray is a fitted compartment for jewellery and below is a large tray; a further compartment and a good easel mirror can be found within the lid. 16ins wide; 10.5ins deep; 7ins high (40.5 x 26.5 x 18cms). c.1830

box, case, Dressing, jewellery, object

£1250

1304/16: A good quality mid-Victorian GAMES COMPENDIUM complete with its full set of original contents. The box itself is veneered in coromandel wood and embellished with fine Gothic style brass mounts which are inset with "Tiger's Eye" cabochon stones. It opens to reveal the contents which include: engraved gilded oval bezique and whist boards; draughts pieces; bone shakers; ebony & ivory trick markers; full set of six dice and eight pegs and three packs of cards together with rule books and bezique scoreboards etc. 12ins wide; 9.5ins deep; 4.5ins high (30.5 x 24 x 11.5cms) c.1870

box, compendium, Games, object

£1250

1269/16: A good quality and quite large freestanding TERRESTRIAL GLOBE of German manufacture and in good condition. The globe itself revolves, whilst the maps are clear and well coloured (details in German) and is about 12ins diameter. It is supported on a turned oak stand which is fitted with a small compass. 25ins (63.5cms) high overall. Probably Art Deco period... c.1930

globe, object, terrestrial

£675

1265/16: A good quality early/mid 19th century rosewood DWARF BOOKCASE. Below the well-figured and cross-banded top are twin carved paterae above carved solid rosewood corbels, which flank the two adjustable shelves making three in total. It is supported on a plinth base and measures 42ins wide; 13ins deep; 36ins high (107 x 33 x 91.5cms). c.1830

bookcase, furniture, Regency, rosewood

£1650

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

1242/16: BERNARD GRIBBLE: A good marine OIL PAINTING on BOARD, typical of this accomplished and well-regarded British artist. Entitled (to a label on the reverse): "British Brig chasing Algerian Corsairs" this interesting painting is in good condition and with its original frame. 27ins x 21ins including the frame 68.5 x 53cms) *Bernard Gribble was born in Chelsea in 1872 and lived much of life in Poole, Dorset. He painted some landscapes and portraits but he is best known for his maritime scenes. It was once suggested that he had "...painted almost every historical event that took place on water...". He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon. His work was widely sought-after and Franklin Roosevelt was one of many celebrity owners. He died in 1962. c.1920

marine, object, Oil, painting

£495

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

1210/16: S. J. Nash: A well executed WATERCOLOUR which depicts Canterbury Cathedral. Beautifully designed and complete with modern frame and mount, it is signed lower right. 20ins x 18ins. (51 x 45.5cms). * S.J. ("Toby" Nash was a painter local to the Canterbury area who enjoyed his drink and often painted in lieu of payment. He was also a violin teacher. c.1930

object, painting, watercolour

£225

1166/16: FRANCIS SHUTTLEWORTH: a charming and unusual early 19th century Regency period TIMEPIECE. The pretty "Balloon" shaped case is of papier mache finely decorated with gilding to the front, sides and top, with musical trophies below the dial and flowers to the shaped base. The four-pillar single fusee movement with partially engraved backplate, retains its original pendulum; fine ormolu hands and perfect enamel dial signed: "Shuttleworth, Duke Street, Piccadilly". Guaranteed for at least 2 years. 15ins high; 9.5ins wide; 6ins deep. (38 x 24 x 15cms) *Francis Shuttleworth is recorded working in Duke Street, Piccadilly (LONDON) from 1805-1815. c.1810

clock, English, Regency, timepiece

£1350

1149/16: HOWARD of HITCHIN (Herts): an attractive and good quality mid-Victorian WALL CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is of mahogany, but unusually it is veneered in quartered oak of good warm "honey" colour. The 8-day movement is fusee driven with original pendulum; painted dial; blued steel hands and cast brass bezel. *J.G.Howard is recorded working in Hitchin "...mid-19th century..." see Loomes page 394. c.1860

8day, clock, fusee, Wall

£895

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

1122/16: "The Kiss" ~ a finely cast and gilded BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young couple embracing, both classically dressed. This charming bronze is raised on an integral gilt bronze socle base and supported on its original rouge antico marble base.About 6ins (15.25cms) high overall. c.1880

bronze, French, gilt, object

£495

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