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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

1843/18: An interesting and pretty pair of mid-19th century miniature oval ENAMEL PORTRAITS in their original carved and gilded frames. They depict a finely dressed gentleman in purple coat and wearing a ruff, whilst his companion, decolletage in a pink dress, her hair tied up. Both are shown in rural surroundings with trees and birds in the background. Both are dated 1867 on the reverse. Measurements: 17 x 15cms including the frames. c.1850

enamel, Miniature, object, portrait

£625

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

1840/18: A good pair of solid hallmarked SILVER GRAPE SCISSORS in fine condition. Cast to the handles with trailing grapes and vine leaves this fine and heavy pair are hallmarked twice for Birmingham 1886, maker: George Angel. 7.5ins (19cms) long. c.1886

grape, object, scissors, Silver

£250

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

1838/18: An attractive and eminently useful late George III mahogany hanging CORNER CABINET in remarkably original condition. Surmounted by an elegant pediment with a central panel of 'flame' mahogany, with carved arcading below, the two doors opens to reveal four shaped shelves within. The eliptical glazing bars to these doors are charming, whilst the shelves all retain their original paintwork. The sides are inlaid with boxwood 'panelling' and the working lock and key are also original. Remarkable for its untouched, almost mint condition. 44.5ins high; 27ins wide. (113 x 69cms). c.1820

cabinet, corner, cupboard, furniture

£985

1837/18: An interesting George IV or William IV period mahogany MUSIC STAND or perhaps LECTERN in good condition. The well figured mahogany top, complete with its music or book rest, is adjustable using the easel support behind, whilst the reeded and turned central column conceals the ratchet system so that the overall height is also adjustable. It is supported on good cabriole legs with pointed pad feet. The top 17ins x 13ins; the height 29ins minimum. c.1830

furniture, Music, reading, stand

£1450

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

1833/18: A delightful and elegant late 18th centuryFrench 'portico' MANTLE CLOCK in perfect working order. This charming clock is of white Carrara marble, embellished with superb ormolu mounts incorporating blue Wedgwood style jasper plaques to the columns and pediments. It is surmounted by an ormolu urn and is set upon a shaped marble base with ormolu feet. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, with a perfect convex enamel dial and original pierced ormolu hands. Original 'sunburst' pendulum, this is a triumph of the Louis XVI period. *Louis XVI was King during the French Revolution and was executed in 1793. c.1790

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1850

1832/18: A truly wonderful and fully-fitted LADY'S DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE in remarkable condition. The beautifully-figured brass-bound coromandel box opens to reveal the interior of 11 silver-gilt topped jars and cut-glass scent bottles in two trays. These hinge open to reveal below the stunning fitted tray of tools, implements and others items (22 in total!) which include seal; silver pencil; medicine spoon and 4 pairs of scissors. The front drops down to reveal three silver-gilt backed mirrors; there is a fitted velvet-lined jewellery tray and another within the base, and a large mirror concealed within the lid. The silver is hallmarked for London 1878. A truly spectacular box! 13.5 x 10 x 8ins (35 x 25 x 20cms) c.1878

box, Dressing, object, Silver

£6750

1831/18: An attractive Regency period solid rosewood CANTERBURY or MAGAZINE RACK of particularly good quality and in very fine original condition. Constructed of solid rosewood which has now acquired a lovely warm colour, the three divisions are decorated with carved laurels, with four stylised acorn finials to each corner. To the frieze is a mahogany-lined drawer with further carving to its front, whilst it is supported on turned legs with good cast brass castors. Make no mistake, this is a very good example by a talented cabinetmaker, in much better-than-average condition! 20ins (51cms) wide. c.1825

canterbury, furniture, magazine, rosewood

£1250

1830/18: A charming and very pretty late 18th century tortoiseshell TEA CADDY in wonderful original condition. The gabled "tented" top with its ten segments is surmounted by a cast silver "bow" handle, and opens to reveal the original lead lining. To the front is the silver escutcheon, below which is the vacant oval silver cartouche with a double border of inlaid "pique-work" dots. 5ins wide. c.1790

Caddy, object, tea, tortoiseshell

£1850

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

1828/18: A large, very impressive and elegant Regency period OVERMANTEL MIRROR in fine original condition. Surmounted by a Classical broken arch pediment with egg-and-dart moulding and with a garlanded frieze below, this very good mirror features stylised columns to either side with capitals of anthiemon and Doric capital motifs. The gilding is original and particularly good, whilst the mirror plate itself is bevelled and in excellent order. A bit special, this. Overall dimensions: 56ins x 56ins (142 x 142cms) the plate: 42 x 41ins. c.1830

furniture, mirror, overmantel, Regency

£2150

1827/18: A fine quality and rare TEA CADDY in the form of a melon. From the family of "fruit" caddies, produced in Southern Germany during the late 18th/early 19th century period, this is one of the rarer shapes which include apples; pears; gourds and melons ~ this "segmented" melon being particularly unusual. Complete with original lead lining; steel hinge; lock and escutcheon, this also retains its original key. 5.75ins (14.5cms) high. c.1800

Caddy, fruit, object, tea

£2200

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

1825/18: JEAN GARNIER: a charming late 19th century French BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young maiden, surprised by a butterfly that has alighted on her shoulder. She stands on a natural base,her hair tied up; partially dressed in a robe (perhaps after a swim) and holding a flower in her right hand, whilst looking at the butterfly ~ an unexpected guest. Signed within the integral bronze and raised on a rouge marble base. 10ins (25cms) high overall. *Jean Garnier (1853-1910): a French sculptor who specialised in figures and decorative vessels. c.1880

bronze, French, Girl, object

£495

1824/18: PATRICK MAVROS: a very fine quality and typically detailed sculpture of Helmeted Guinea Fowl on a natural ebony base. The two birds, cast of solid silver, are pecking at silver "seeds" within the base which is complete with the Mavros silver "button" signature. 10ins (25cms) long. c.1980

African, Mavros, object, Silver

£295

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

1822/18: A charming and unusual set of four OIL PAINTINGS (on artist's board) which depict traditional old English woodland scenes. Beautifully painted in great detail, each shows a scene of ancient trees, within very old (perhaps mediaeval?) forests or woods, a couple of which also feature figures. One is signed by the artist: A.A. Jacobi. Each measures: 10.5 x 9ins (27 x 23cms) including the good original gilded frames. c.1850

object, Oil, painting

£675

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

1816/18: An impressive and fully-fitted mid-19th century APOTHECARY BOX, complete with all of its fittings. The solid mahogany cabinet, with brass handle to the lid opens at the front to display 16 various bottles and jars all with interesting labels. To the centre are two drawers, one fitted with pestle & mortar and three small bottles etc., the other with the original set of scales and weights plus various other interesting items. To the back is the lockable "secret" compartment with four further bottles for poisons! Very good condition and definitely a cut above average. 11ins high. c.1830

apothecary, box, medicine, surgeon

£1650

1815/18: A very good quality early Victorian silver TABLE SNUFF BOX in particularly fine original conditiion, with a cast floral border and thumb-piece; "crisp" engine-turned decoration and an interesting inscription to the lid. It opens to reveal the original mercury fire-gilding and hallmarks to both lid and base. 3.5ins wide. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1841. c.1841

box, object, Silver, snuff

£550

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

1809/18: A fine late George III period brass-bound mahogany WINE CELLARETTE in good original condition. The slightly elongated octagonal lid opens to reveal the original lead lining, with plug to the base, whilst it is supported on its original stand with tapering legs and brass 'barrel' castors. Complete with working lock and key. *The original lead lining, which shows signs of wear (after 150 or more years!) can be replaced within the full price if required. c.1800

cellarette, furniture, Georgian, wine

£1650

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

1793/18: A truly superb quality mid-19th LADY'S DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE in 'mint' condition. The rosewood box is finely inlaid with brass and mother-of-pearl and opens to reveal the stunning interior with ten finely engraved silver-topped bottles and jars (all perfect) and a central tray of tools. These include the finest pair of cut steel scissors we have ever seen! (The row of scent bottles at the rear can be lifted out if required). To the base is the silk and velvet-fitted jewellery drawer, and it is complete with its original pair of working keys. Signed by the makers: Hausburg of Liverpool. Hallmarked London 1843. c.1843

box, Dressing, jewellery, object

£2450

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

1783/18: A charming Dutch School OIL PAINTING on panel which depicts a typical Dutch 'estuary' scene with fishermen in the foreground with various vessels and a windmill behind. Signed: "T. Wooton" on the hull of the boat. 19ins x 15ins (48 x 38cms) including the ornate gilded frame. *During the early 19th century, many English painters copied their Dutch contemporaries, some journeying to the "Low Countries" to study their work and techniques. c.1830

Dutch, object, Oil, painting

£450

1781/18: An excellent quality Victorian period walnut TANTALUS in fine condition. Fashioned from figured walnut and bound in brass, it features a hinged brass bar to the top, with carrying handle, whilst the three original cut-glass decanters are in perfect condition. Complete with working Bramah key. 14ins wide; 12ins high overall; 5.5ins deep. (35.5 x 30.5 x 14cms) c.1880

decanters, object, tantalus

£520

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

1759/18: A very large early/mid 19th century (maybe earlier?) BACKGAMMON BOARD complete with its full set of large ivory and coromandel-wood pieces. The board itself is of ebony inlaid with ivory and ebony chess to the outside with natural and green-stained inlaid backgammon to the inside. The iron hinges and an interesting brass catch to lock the set indicates that this might be European (German or Low Countries?) and perhaps 18th or even 17th century? When closed: 23 x 14.5 x 5ins (58 x 37 x 12,5cms). Also comes with large yew-wood box for the pieces. c.1840

backgammon, ebony, Ivory, object

£850

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

1733/18: A very good quality Regency period early 19th century TEA CADDY in very fine original condition. Veneered overall in scarce kingwood, it is inlaid to the top and front with brass scrollwork, with twin lion's mask handles to either side. It opens to reveal twin (removable) canisters, similarly veneered in kingwood with brass inlay, and these flank the particularly fine cut-glass sugar bowl. The quality of this bowl, in keeping with the rest of the caddy, is very fine indeed. 13ins wide. A very good and inexpensive caddy.... c.1830

Caddy, kingwood, object, Regency

£475

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

1721/18: An excellent quality early/mid 19th century WRITING & DOCUMENTS BOX by Edwards, the famous box-maker to King George IV; William IV and Queen Victoria. The beautifully figured rosewood that is used here, is cross-banded with kingwood and inlaid with brass with recessed brass handles to the sides. It opens to reveal the fitted interior with the original gilt-tooled leather writing surface; pair of inkwells; two secret drawers; and separate brass-inlaid pen tray. To the inside of the lower slope, the original makers label can be found and there is a key to the working inner lock. 15ins wide; 9.5ins deep; 6ins high. (38x24x15cms) c.1830

box, Edwards, object, writing

£875

1718/18: Manner of HENRY ALKEN: An interesting (and rather dirty!) early/mid 19th century OIL PAINTING on board, which depicts a stagecoach, travelling at speed with a number of passengers precariously perched on top. It is drawn by four galloping horses, with a lake and mountains in the background. Apparently unsigned, but with an (original?) applied tablet to the frame: H. Alken. *HENRY ALKEN (1785-1851): The best known of the Alken family of sporting artists, and a keen huntsman himself, he was a prolific painter of hunting, coaching and shooting scenes. c.1830

Alken, object, Oil, painting

£395

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

1690/18: BERGMANN: a good large and well cast "Vienna" BRONZE HORSE in excellent condition and retaining virtually all of its original paintwork. Complete with its full set of reins, saddle and pair of stirrups, this 'Hunter' stands alert and ready for action! The Bergmann trademark ("B" in an urn) is stamped underneath; the number 3125 and the word "Geschutzt" (Copyright). 9ins wide; 7.5ins high. * Franz Xaver Bergman (born 1861) was the owner of the most famous foundry in Vienna which produced finely cast and beautifully painted bronze figures, especially animals. Noted for the realism in the finished product, created by multiple applications of "dust" paint, the recipe for which is now lost. The foundry finally closed in 1930 due to the Depression. c.1890

bronze, coldpainted, object, Vienna

£1950

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

1677/18: A good quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK of substantial size. The case is of cast brass "gorge" design, the most expensive 'standard' case, with its bevelled glass panels to all five sides and a hinged ribbed handle to the top. The eight-day movement, which retains its original lever platform escapement, strikes hours and half-hours on a gong and also features a separate alarm train. The white enamel dial is perfect and original as are the original blued steel hands. Maker: "G.L."in an oval. A good carriage clock; guaranteed at least two years. 7.25ins (18.5cms) high (handle up). c.1875

Carriage, clock, French, gorge

£985

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

1617/18: A particularly fine quality, and unusual PAIR of floor-standing CORNER CABINETS in excellent original condition. Both feature serpentine fronts, with five graduated drawers to one, and three graduated drawers plus a cupboard (disguised as two drawers) to the other. Both have solid galleries to the very finely figured tops, and both are raised on serpentine plinth bases. The drawers, which retain all their original small bun handles, are lined in mahogany. A rare and useful pair ~ ideal as Bedside Cabinets, or perhaps in the Drawing Room either side of a fireplace? 36.5ins high; the tops 24ins x 18.5ins (92.5 x 61 x 47cms) c.1835

Bedside, Cabinets, furniture, Library

£2750

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

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

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

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

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

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

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