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2120/19: A truly remarkable and rare late 19th century “Boulle” Gentleman’s ten-piece DESK SET in wonderful condition. All ten items are of the finest quality, with brass scrollwork inlaid into tortoiseshell and rosewood. The set comprises: 8-day CLOCK in full working order; large FOLDER for letters etc; a pretty mahogany-backed PHOTO-FRAME; a second PHOTO-FRAME (or calendar); pair of CANDLESTICKS; charming MATCHBOX HOLDER; circular PIN or ASHTRAY; smaller FOLDER for letters; diary etc. and the large Boulle INKSTAND with 2 inkwells; pen tray and central hinged box (for stamps?). The Desk Stand: 14 x 10ins; The photo-frame: 7 x 5ins. *Some pieces are signed: "Vickery" of Regent Street, London, who were retailers of the finest quality. Priced for all ten items... c.1900

boulle, clock, desk, object

£4650

2119/19: A charming late Victorian satinwood lady's WRITING TABLE (or "cheveret") after a design (and possibly by) Gillows. In particularly fine original condition it is constructed of beautifully-figured satinwood, and comprises 2 separate sections. The upper one, with its large carrying handle and five small drawers, may be carried from room to room. The lower section has a fitted drawer with a sliding leather-lined writing surface and a useful shaped shelf below. It is raised on elegant tapering legs terminating in original brass castors. 21ins (53cms) wide. *Unusually, there is a "secret" drawer within this piece. c.1890

desk, furniture, Gillows, writing

£2150

2118/19: A spectacular mid-19th century LADY’S WRITING BOX in remarkably good original condition. It is veneered in finest figured coromandel-wood and is beautifully inlaid with brass, mother-of-pearl and abalone. It opens to reveal the original velvet writing surface; pair of original inkwells and similar inlaid decoration to the inside of the lid; all leading edges and to the three compartment lids. The interior is lined in best quality satinwood, with an inner (removable) satinwood tray. A lovely quality and impressive Writing 'Slope' in beautiful condition. 15ins (38cms) wide. c.1850

box, ladys, object, writing

£975

2117/19: A large and rare Victorian period “educational” BOX OF MINERALS in superb original condition. Complete with working lock and key, it opens to reveal four trays of British minerals, each set within individual trays, and all of which are numbered and described on labels below each specimen. These labels all show the name of the mineral and the exact location where it was found in the British Isles. There are in total 200 examples . A remarkable and very scarce box. * Such cabinets of minerals were produced partly for education purposes and partly as collector's items. It is rare to find an example in such complete and original condition. c.1870

box, minerals, object, specimens

£1450

2116/19: A most unusual and superb quality mid-19th century WRITING BOX of a particularly rare design, not seen before! Constructed of the very best coromandel-wood available, with its pale brown figuring, it is bound in brass to the corners and centre. The twin lids open to reveal a well-fitted interior with gilt hinges; a shaped pen rack; navy-tooled leather note “keeps”; a gilt-brass mounted cut-glass dish and a mechanical inkwell which opens and closes to keep the ink from spilling. The engraved brass “makers” label is for Schafer of London, a known retailer of Betjemann products. 11x11x2.75ins. *This comes with a signed photograph of Prince Arthur of Connaught dated 1889. (He was third son of Queen Victoria and became Governor of Canada) It is possible that this fine box was owned by him? c.1860

box, compendium, object, writing

£750

2115/19: A very fine quality early/mid 19th century WRITING BOX by the famous maker: Edwards. The well-figured rosewood case is inlaid with double brass stringing and is fitted with twin recessed handles to both side. It opens to reveal the original gilt-tooled leather writing surface; two ink bottles; and a central brass-inlaid pen tray. Complete with original working key and two “Edwards” labels. 15 x 9.5 x 5.5ins. c1830-45 £850 c.1830

box, Edwards, object, writing

£850

2114/19: “BUBBLES” by William Helmsley: a charming Victorian OIL PAINTING on wooden panel, depicting two young children, the girl in a red smock holding a large mug and and the boy in long shorts and heavy boots, blowing some bubbles from a clay pipe. Signed to a label on the reverse and inscribed to the original gilded frame. 17x15ins including the original frame. *William Helmsley (1817-1906) a genre artist of note, became known for his rustic domestic scenes leading to being described as the "pre-eminent painter of Cottage Life". He exhibited widely in London, including the Royal Academy and was elected to the Society of British Artists in 1859 c.1850

object, Oil, painting, Victorian

£750

2113/19: A good quality late 19th century fitted lady's DRESSING/JEWELLERY CASE in lovely original condition. The well-figured coromandel wood case, with its engraved plaque dated 1885, opens to reveal a fully fitted interior with ten bottles and jars, all with engraved silver tops, arranged around a central pad with original tools and implements. Within the lid is the “secret” hidden mirror (& pouch); to one side is a spring loaded drawer whilst within the base is a well-fitted jewellery drawer ~ also spring loaded. Complete with its original working Bramah lock & key. Hallmarked: 1884 c.1884

box, Dressing, jewellery, object

£1650

2112/19: A charming early/mid-19th century miniature CHEST-OF-DRAWERS in very good condition. Veneered in rare burr elm, the two small and three ‘long’ drawers, with their original bun handles, are lined with navy baize and most are segmented making this ideal as a lady’s Jewellery Box. Beautiful colour and patina. c.1835

box, Chest, jewellery, object

£985

2111/19: A fine quality early/mid 19th century REGENCY period tortoiseshell TEA CADDY in particularly good condition. Of “Pagoda” top form, the beautifully figured shaped lid opens to reveal two interior compartments, both which retain their matching lids and some of the original lead lining. It is raised on brass ball feet and measures 7.5 ins wide; 5ins deep and 6.25ins high. Gorgeous condition! c.1830

Caddy, object, Regency, tortoiseshell

£985

2110/19: A charming mid-19th century BRONZE of “Venus de Milo” raised on a shaped marble base. Good colour and patina. Probably French; 13ins (33cms) high. *This famous statue in marble, slightly larger than life size, was created between 130-100BC. Part of one arm and the original plinth were lost after the discovery, and it is currently on permanent display in the Louvre museum in Paris. (It is named after Aphrodite's Roman name, Venus, and the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered). c.1870

bronze, object, sculpture, Venus

£580

2109/19: A good early/mid 19th century mahogany WALL CLOCK in full working order. The mahogany case features a narrow surround with curved door to the base and cast brass bezel with convex glass. The eight-day fusee movement features shaped plates and is complete with its original pendulum. The convex dial is also original and signed by the maker or retailer: Archard of Yarmouth. The dial: 12ins diameter. c.1830

8day, clock, Regency, Wall

£1275

2108/19: A large, complex and astonishing quality mid-Victorian walnut STATIONERY COMPENDIUM in superb condition. The burr walnut case with heavy brass handles, opens to reveal the impressive satinwood interior which contains: * Fine Ivory ruler & page turner * Original pen; pencil; knife & scissors * Two Writing tablets; * Leather blotting paper folder * Set of 3 books (virtually unused): * Postal card & Calendars dated 1890 * 3 velvet-lined small drawers; * Inkwell; pen tray and the original gilt-tooled leather writing surface. A truly remarkable, impressive and exciting cabinet. 16.5ins wide. c.1890

box, compendium, object, stationery

£2450

2107/19: A very good two-day MARINE CHRONOMETER in perfect working order within its original and complete rosewood 3-tier case. This fine chronometer, within gymbals, is of traditional 54-hour duration with subsidiary dials for both seconds and state of the winding with gold hour and minute hands. The movement features spring detente escapement and “Harrisons” maintaining power, whilst the silvered dial is engraved with the maker "(H.G. Blair of Cardiff, makers to the Admiralty") and the number 2155. The case retains various interesting bone and paper labels referring to the makers. (7x7x7.5ins overall) c.1900

chronometer, clock, marine, ship

£3450

2106/19: particularly fine quality early/mid Victorian DECANTER BOX in absolutely pristine original condition. The beautifully-made case is of well-figured coromandel wood, inset to the top with a monogram of the original owners initials, and with an ingenious mechanism for operating the lid. It opens to reveal the pair of original high quality decanters and stoppers, together with a single glass, also original. The decanters and glass are set within the velvet and leather lined interior. A truly lovely box! 8.5ins wide; 5ins deep; 9ins high. c.1860

box, decanters, object, tantalus

£950

2105/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a stunning quality HALL or circular DINING TABLE in lovely original condition. The beautifully top is “book-matched” veneered in ‘Gonzales Alvez’ timber, much favoured by Gillows, with a shallow frieze embellished with beaded decoration to the lower edge. It is supported on a solid and most impressive vase-shaped central column with fluted gadroon carving, and a gadrooned collar, leading to a triform base, similarly beaded which leads to finely carved Gillows “Rigby” feet and the original castors within. 46ins (117cms) wide. *The quality of the carving is exceptional, and almost certainly carried out by Gillows" most famous carver, John Rigby c.1825

dining, furniture, Gillows, hall, Table

£4250

2104/19: A charming and quite compact mid-19th century lady's fitted DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE, in excellent condition and complete. The box is veneered in finely-figured walnut and inlaid with brass & pewter stringing with engraved brass escutcheons and brass edges. It opens to reveal the full set of seven bottles and jars all with engraved silver lids, and further opens to display the full set of tools and implements. A further compartment below holds the shoe-horn and within the lid is the concealed mirror. It is lined throughout in green leather, gilt-tooled, and matching ruched green velvet to the lid. The silver is hallmarked for London 1858. c.1858

box, Dressing, jewellery, object, Silver

£1450

2103/19: A pretty late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK of small size and in perfect working order. Within its "Corniche" case, with bevelled glass panels to all sides, the 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong and repeats hours at will. It retains its original platform escapement and features a separate alarm train ~ also fully working. The enamel dial is perfect and is signed: Golay Fils & Stahl of Geneva, who won medals for Carriage Clocks in Paris and London. Numbered 2472 and complete with its original numbered winding key. c.1880

8day, Carriage, clock, Repeater

£985

2102/19: A most impressive and quite substantial ‘Country House’ mahogany UMBRELLA & STICK STAND in excellent and original condition. The top with its three divisions, features a shallow veneered frieze and is supported on six shaped and ring- turned uprights, which lead to the base which contains the original zinc rain-water ‘basin’ and four bun feet. 31ins x 11ins; 30ins high. (79c28x76cms) c.1840

furniture, object, stand, umbrella

£785

2101/19: A good quality and decorative NEST OF FOUR TABLES in lovely condition. Each table is veneered in finely-figured mahogany with kingwood cross-banding around the edges. The tops are supported on ring-turned uprights joined by curved stretchers and leading to pretty bracket feet which are inlaid with boxwood stringing. The tops: 19.5 x 13.5ins; 27.5ins high. c.1900

furniture, Nest, Quartetto, tables

£950

2100/19: A good large mid/late Victorian "honey" oak DECANTER BOX in excellent condition, the box itself edged in brass with cast brass carrying handles, opening to reveal the full set of four cut-glass decanter and stoppers in very good condition. Dimensions: 9.5ins x 9.5ins x 11ins high. c.1870

box, decanter, object, tantalus

£785

2099/19: An impressive and fine quality early/mid-19th century French ormolu and white marble MANTEL CLOCK in perfect working order. The case features a beautiful ormolu (gilded bronze) classical figure with further ormolu mounts to the "flaming urn" to one side and to the base. The eight-day movement, which strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, features silk suspension and outside count-wheel. Perfect working order and guaranteed for at least two years. Dimensions: 15.5ins high; 12ins wide; 7.5ins deep. (39x30.5x19cms) c.1830

clock, French, mantel, Ormolu

£1950

2098/19: George KILBURNE: “The Christmas Pudding” ~ a finely painted watercolour, which depicts a period interior with the lady of the house carrying the flaming and holly-decorated pudding with a footman observing critically. Signed (lower right) and typical of this well-known and highly-regarded watercolour artist. Measurements: 26 x 20ins (66x51cms) including the frame. *George Goodwin Kilburne R.I; R.O.I; R.M.S (born 1839; died 1924) was an English genre artist who specialised in accurately drawn interiors with figures. His work is normally found in watercolours, a medium in which he excelled. c.1880

Kilburne, object, painting, watercolour

£785

2097/19: A good quality and large mid-Victorian walnut DECANTER BOX. The beautifully figured walnut box is edged in brass and opens to reveal the set of four original large cut-glass decanters and three small glasses within the lid. 9.5ins wide; 9.5ins deep; 11ins high. (24x24x28cms). *The decanters themselves are in excellent condition, however three stoppers have small chips to their lower parts that fit inside the decanters ~ and therefore are hidden from view. c.1870

decanters, object, tantalus, walnut

£850

2096/19: A good Edwardian period NEST OF TABLES in fine condition. All three ‘graduated’ tables are veneered with panels of burr amboyna (a rare and highly-prized timber with a 'tight' and busy grain) and cross-banded in walnut. Each has a raised edge (to prevent things falling off and also to protect the tables beneath) and they are supported on ring-turned legs and bracket feet. Good colour and condition. 17.5ins wide; 12ins deep; 26.5ins high. (44.5x30.5x67.5cms) c.1900

amboyna, furniture, Nest, tables

£950

2094/19: Andrew Sherbon: a charming mid-Victorian OIL PAINTING on canvas of a Cottage Interior. Two children are blowing bubbles while their mother holds an infant on her knee. This well-detailed painting includes furniture of the period; a dog in the foreground; a kettle boiling on the range behind and various items including a candlestick, on the mantelpiece. Signed and dated 1866 (lower right). Measurements: 21 x 17ins (54x43cms) including the ornate swept frame. c.1866

object, Oil, painting, Victorian

£620

2093/19: A charming PAIR of late 19th century BRONZE FIGURES which depict two “muses” ~ the scantily-clad maidens both bare-breasted and with long flowing hair. One is carrying a small branch of a tree, the other a flower. Both are mounted on their original onyx bases measuring 9.5ins (24cms) high. Unsigned but almost certainly French. c.1880

bronze, figures, French, object

£895

2091/19: A very rare and most interesting rosewood TEA CADDY in the form of an “Apprentice’s” sideboard. Constructed as a typical pedestal sideboard from the George IV or William IV period, (the lock stamped "GIV") with an architectural pediment backboard and compressed bun feet, it opens up to reveal two canisters inside which flank the original cut-glass sugar bowl. This is recessed within the “cellarette” and is surrounded by velvet lined compartments for teaspoons; sugar nips etc. Complete with working key; 18ins wide; 8ins high; 7.5ins deep. (45.5x20x19cms) c.1830

apprentice, Caddy, object, tea

£875

2090/19: An interesting and stylish pair of ART DECO period TAZZAS or stands, in rare Sienna Marble, with gilt bronze plaques to the front and top incorporating fruit and flowers, supported on four gilt feet. Measurements: 7.5ins (19cms) high. 6.5ins wide; 4ins deep. (19x16.5x10cms) c.1920

ArtDeco, marble, object, stand

£245

2089/19: A rather special two-day MARINE CHRONOMETER by the famous maker M.J. Dent, within its original coromandel-wood 3-tier case. This chronometer, within gymbals, is of traditional 54-hour duration with subsidiary dials for seconds and state of the winding whilst both hour & minute hands are of gold. The movement, which is in perfect working order, features spring detente escapement and “Harrisons” maintaining power. The silvered dial is engraved with the maker and number (29479) indicating a date of c1875. Complete with original winding key. *Marine chronometers by Dent are rare, particularly in coromandel-wood cases... c.1875

chronometer, clock, Dent, marine

£3950

2088/19: A fine 18th century mahogany BRACKET CLOCK of compact size and in good original condition. The case is typically George III, with its “bell” top; set of four cast brass ‘pineapple’ finials and cast carrying handle. To the sides are twin ormolu panels cast with cherubs whilst the front door features similar ormolu spandrels. The 8-day movement, with engraved backplate retains its original verge escapement striking and repeating hours on a bell, whilst the good dial has Strike/Silent control in the arch and a third gilded hand, to show the date. Signed: John Taylor to the cartouche below “XII”. 18ins high. *John Taylor worked at 41, Upper Moorfields, from 1784 until 1788. c.1785

bracket, clock, London, verge

£5650

2087/19: An excellent quality and very pretty set of mid-Victorian walnut hanging WALL SHELVES in splendid original condition. Each of the four graduated shelves are separated by ornately carved solid burr walnut supports which are strengthened by means of concealed brass rods. Hard to find and eminently useful! 36ins wide; 34ins high; 8ins deep (max depth of lower shelf). 91x83x20cms) c.1870

bookcase, furniture, shelves, Wall

£875

2086/19: A lovely quality mid-18th century late George II “Virginia” or "red" walnut LOWBOY in fine original condition. The solid top, with its moulded edges, has rounded corners, whilst below is a single oak-lined drawer, with its original engraved brass handles and matching escutcheon plate. It is supported on unusual and elegant cabriole legs of ‘squared’ form which terminate in pretty shaped pad feet. 30ins wide. *When supplies of European walnut ran out early in the 18th century, the call went out to the "provinces" (i.e. North America) to supply the timber ~ hence the name "Virginia" walnut ~ redder in colour than its European relative. c.1760

furniture, Lowboy, Table, walnut

£1150

2084/19: A good quality late Regency or William IVth set of six mahogany DINING CHAIRS by Gillows of Lancaster. Each chair features a solid bar back carved with harebells, whilst the upholstered “drop-in” seats are supported on pretty bobbin-turned legs terminating in peg feet. (The drop-in seats are secured by screws to the frame, making re-upholstery both easy and inexpensive). *Although not stamped (most furniture by Gillows is not) there are a number of Gillows features present in these chairs, notably the carved corner decoration above each front leg, which can be found illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster and London) by Susan Stuart, Volume 1, pages 221-223. c.1830

chairs, dining, furniture, Gillows

£1950

2082/19: A charming Regency period early 19th century NEEDLEWORK PICTURE in good condition. Hand-sewn in stumpwork and long-stitch, it depicts a fashionably-dressed "shepherdess" tending her sheep, with a lake in the foreground and a church amongst trees behind. 14ins high; 12ins wide, including the frame. c.1800

needlework, object, picture, Regency

£365

2081/19: A good George III mahogany 2-tier DUMB WAITER of small size and in "immaculate" original condition. Ideal as a side or lamp table for the Drawing Room, this pretty piece has two dished tiers, each supported on a solid turned central column, with "wrythen" twist knops, leading to cabriole legs and pointed pad feet which retain their original "barrel" castors. 33ins high; the upper tier: 15ins diameter; the lower one: 19ins. c.1780

18thcentury, DumbWaiter, furniture, Table

£985

2079/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a lovely quality and unusual GAMES TABLE, by this eminent and highly regarded cabinetmaker. The shaped top is beautifully decorated with a chess/draughts board in finest lacquer-work, and it is supported on a lacquer decorated and parcel gilt central column with iconic small 'cluster' leading to tripod legs and pointed pad feet. A pretty table in fine original condition. The top: 23 x 18ins; 29.5ins high. c.1830

chess, furniture, Gillows, Table

£1750

2078/19: A fine quality and beautifully made early 19th century mahogany SOFA TABLE in splendid condition. Below the finely figured top with its reeded edges are two oak-lined drawers with finely-figured fronts and original double-turned handles, whilst the table is raised on shaped, reeded and turned supports leading to 'hipped' sabre legs terminating in fine quality castors. 42ins wide when closed; 68ins wide open; 27.5ins deep; 29ins high. (107x173x70x73.5cms) *There are some distinct Gillows features present in this table: note the figuring to the top which carries on right through both" drop" leaves; the handles are very "Gillowsesque" as are the reeded and turned uprights. c.1820

furniture, Gillows, sofa, Table

£2250

2077/19: A fine quality late 18th century CHEST OF DRAWERS, probably from the North Country. Below the solid top are two short and three long graduated drawers, flanked by attractive quartered Corinthian columns, whilst the whole chest is raised on solid mahogany ogee feet. The good ornate swan-neck handles are original and this good chest measures 41.5ins wide; 20ins deep and 32ins high. (105x51x81cms). *These quartered columns are a typical North Country feature. c.1780

18thcentury, Chest, Drawers, furniture

£1850

2076/19: A good quality William IVth mahogany WINE CELLARETTE in first class condition. Of "sarchophagus" shape and raised on a solid plinth with castors beneath, the well-figured lid opens to reveal the re-lined lead interior, which can be used for magazines, newspapers etc., or for its original purpose which is to keep wine chilled. This lead interior is fully waterproof, so when filled with ice it will keep the champagne chilled for at least a couple of days! The flat top is a useful feature, as this cellarette can also be used as a lamp or coffee table. 30ins wide; 20ins deep; 20ins high. (76x51x51cms) c.1835

cellarette, furniture, wine

£1250

2075/19: A superb quality and complete mid-Victorian GAMES COMPENDIUM by Milne of Edinburgh. The embossed and gilt-tooled box opens to reveal the beautifully fitted interior with board; chess; draughts; back-gammon; cribbage; full set of six original dice; four packs of 32 Bezique cards; Bezique markers; whist markers; Cribbage Board and pegs; original "liar' dice; four full packs of Playing Cards; ebony dice shakers and counters etc. etc. The board is in excellent condition, and this whole box & its contents is remarkable for its originality. Highly recommended. Measurements: 12.5 x 9.5 x 6ins (32x24x1525cms). c.1875

box, chess, Games, object

£1695

2069/19: Edward Cooper, LONDON: a very fine and original 18th century mahogany LONGCASE CLOCK in full working order. The stunning case has a ‘pagoda’ pediment; brass-inlaid columns to the hood and trunk and a long door. The base features a separate “flame”mahogany panel to the front and moulded double plinths. The 8-day movement strikes hours on a bell whilst the good dial features engraved and silvered chapter-rings; “Strike/Silent” control in the arch; subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture. Signed by the maker to the engraved plate. A superb quality 18th century London Longcase Clock c.1770

8day, clock, London, longase

£4650

2068/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: an excellent quality CELLARETTE or WINE COOLER, by this famous firm of cabinet-makers. The well-figured top with its gadroon-carved edge, opens to reveal the lead-lined divided interior. The 'panelled' front and sides are also of beautifully-figured mahogany and flanked on each corner by elegant carved stylised columns. It is supported on carved "apple" shaped solid mahogany feet, and original castors within. A really good cellarette which due to its flat top, can also be used as a side or lamp table. Working lock and key. 28ins wide; 21ins deep; 18ins high. (71x53x46cms) c.1815

cellarette, furniture, Gillows, wine

£2650

2066/19: A good quality mid-Victorian CANTERBURY (or magazine & newspaper rack) unusually constructed of solid satinwood. There are four divisions, the front one beautifully carved with flowing scrolls, whilst below is the frieze drawer, lined in ash, with its original turned solid satinwood handles. It is supported on solid carved and turned legs terminating in good quality castors. 21ins wide; 22ins high. c.1865

canterbury, furniture, magazine, satinwood

£950

2059/19: A pretty Art Deco period BRONZE SCULPTURE of a naked young lady reclining on a grassy bank, her hair tied in a bun and her right hand across her bosom. Signed to the integral base: H. Taglang and dated 1924. Possibly German? 8.5ins high; 8ins wide; 4ins deep (21.5x20x 10cms). c.1924

ArtDeco, bronze, nude, object

£785

2058/19: A really good mid-19th century marquetry Tunbridgeware WRITING SLOPE in particularly fine original condition. The sloping lid features a rare marquetry scene of Dover Castle within a border of oak leaves. It opens fore-and-aft to reveal the original red velvet writing surface and a pair of inkwells both with original Tunbridge tops together with concave pen section and a lidded compartment with a Tunbridgeware lid. The quality of the marquetry in this box is astonishing. 12.25ins (31cms) wide. *Tunbridge-ware is a form of decorative woodwork, typically boxes, that was made in the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in the 18th/19th centuries. The decorationconsists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods to form a pictorial vignette. c.1865

box, object, Tunbridge, writing

£1285

2056/19: A very high quality and attractive French ormolu MANTEL CLOCK. The case is typically French with its rococo styled finial; latticework sides and scrolled feet and is of the very finest ormolu (gilded bronze) which retains its fine original gilding. The eight-day timepiece movement is in perfect working order, whilst the gilded dial is also in mint order and the blued steel ‘Breguet’ hands are totally original. 12ins high;7ins wide; 4ins deep. (30.5x17.75x10cms) The weight for its size, and the fine quality of this clock is amazing! c.1865

clock, French, mantel, Ormolu

£1350

2055/19: A good early 19th century APOTHECARY’S CABINET of the most desirable front-opening design. Constructed of solid mahogany with a recessed brass military-style handle to the top, it opens to reveal the full set of 16 bottles, all with labels and some with original contents. The two small drawers to the centre open to reveal pestle & mortar; further bottles & contents; brass scales & weights; pallet knife etc., whilst to the back is the “secret” poison compartment, with sliding door with four bottles of various poisons! A fine example of pretty compact size. 10.5ins high; 9ins wide; 7.25ins deep (26.5x23x19cms) c.1840

apothecary, box, medicine, object

£1950

2053/19: An interesting and rare PAIR of early 19th century TEA CADDIES, book-matched veneered to the front in figured mahogany and cross-banded with rosewood. Both feature cast brass ‘ring’ handles and both retain the original lead lining in excellent condition. each: 4.5ins wide *Why a PAIR of tea caddies? Well...tea was imported mainly from two countries: "Black" Tea from India and Ceylon, and "Green" Tea from China. It was important to keep these two teas separate ~ often in separate compartments within a large caddy and rarely as a pair of separate caddies (as here). Contrary to popular opinion, the glass bowl found in some larger caddies was NOT used to mix teas, but to hold sugar. Priced for the pair... c.1820

Caddy, object, Pair, Sheraton

£975

2051/19: Auguste Margaine: a good quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in perfect condition. The "Corniche" case features bevelled glass panels to all four sides and an oval bevelled glass panel to the top with the unusual feature of the owners initials engraved to the underside. The 8-day movement, retaining its original platform lever escapement, strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, and repeats the hours at will. Perfect enamel dial and original 'breguet' blued steel moon hands. Makers Trademark (a "beehive" clock flanked by the initials "A & M") is found on the backplate. 6.5ins high. c.1890

Carriage, clock, Margaine, Repeater

£1150

2050/19: A good quality late 19th century mahogany TANTALUS in excellent condition, with its original set of three cut-glass decanters and stoppers in perfect order with their "collars" unchipped. It is bound with ornate nickel-plate brass mounts and hinged upper bracket and handle. The front has an interesting applied retailers label for Coombes & Company of Rangoon (Burma). 12ins wide. c.1890

decanters, object, tantalus, Victorian

£580

2042/19: W. H. Midwood (attributed): “The Sailor’s Return” an interesting unsigned OIL PAINTING on canvas which depicts a typical Victorian interior scene, with a father, showing his displeasure as he returns home to his cottage to discover the returning sailor apparently courting his daughter! Good attention to detail. 23 x 19 ins (58x48cms) including the frame. *William Henry MIDWOOD flourished 1867-1885; he was a figure and genre painter who lived in London and had a keen eye for detail. His work often displays a sense of humour mixed with sentimentality and as a result he became a popular artist in his lifetime. c.1870

object, Oil, painting, Victorian

£575

2041/19: A Royal Worcester PORCELAIN Plate, handpainted with a "fruit" design of gooseberries and cherries on a leafy background, signed by the artist: E. Townsend. Date coded for…1938. Size: 6.1 ins (15.5cms) diameter. c.1938

object, plate, Porcelain, Worcester

£220

2035/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: an attractive early 19th century mahogany WRITING TABLE of pretty and compact size. The well-figured top features the iconic pen-and-ink compartment, accessed via the small hinged flap to the back, whilst the frieze below contains a long mahogany-lined drawer flanked by 'panelled' corners and sides. It is supported on slender well-turned legs terminating in cast brass castors. Dimensions: 28ins wide; 19.5ins deep; 29ins high (71x49.5x73.5cms)*Although unsigned (most Gillows furniture is not) this is a known Gillows design, together with a number of other design features typical of this famous firm of cabinetmakers. c.1830

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£1450

2034/19: An impressive and very good quality French "Four-Glass" MANTLE CLOCK in full working order. The substantial cast brass case is of "Gorge" design, with large bevelled glass doors to front and back and a shaped plinth base. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, with visible escapement to the front of the two-piece enamel dial which is in perfect condition. Original bi-metallic pendulum which adjusts for pressure conditions. The movement is signed for Marti & Cie, of Paris. 14.5ins high; 8.5ins wide; 6.5ins deep (37 x 21.5 x 16.5cms) c.1865

clock, FourGlass, French, mantel

£1250

2031/19: An exceptional 18th century verge BRACKET CLOCK in remarkably good original condition. The ebonised case with its upper carrying handle, features cast ormolu caryatids to the canted corners, and a gilded slip frame to the front door. The 8-day movement retains its original verge escapement with a finely engraved backplate (numbered 518), striking hours on a bell & repeating the hours at will. The fine dial with ornate spandrels, has "Strike/Silent" to the arch and the date above "VI", whilst the centre is finely engraved with a scene and a signature. 19ins high. *A beautiful 250-year-old bracket clock in perfect working order. c.1770

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£5950

2028/19: A spectacular mid-19th century LADY’S DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE in fine condition. The box itself is veneered in red tortoiseshell and inlaid with engraved brass ~ a process known as “boulle”. The lid opens to reveal the superbly fitted interior with its complete full set of nine silver-gilt topped jars and scent bottles which are arranged around a central pad of tools and implements including a silver pencil etc. Within the base is a fitted jewellery drawer and the whole box is lined in fine gilt-tooled red morocco leather. Silver is hallmarked for London 1845. Measurements: 13 x 10 x 7ins. *The beautiful scissors, although very fine, are not original, nor is the matching mother-of-pearl handled penknife ~ hence the "friendly" price! c.1851

box, Dressing, jewellery, Silver

£2450

2027/19: An excellent quality Edwardian period inlaid satinwood BALLOON CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is of satinwood with string inlay to the front which also features a Wedgwood jasparware oval plaque to the centre. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong and retains its original numbered pendulum. 12.5ins (32cms) high. *An engraved presentation plaque refers to this being a gift to Mr. & Mrs. Connacher of Kilmarnock in 1919. c.1919

balloon, clock, mantel, satinwood

£580

2026/19: A charming and rare mid-19th century French “Palais Royale” MUSICAL JEWELLERY BOX in perfect working order. Of sarcophagus shape, it is beautifully veneered in rare highly-figured mulberry wood, and inset to the shaped lid with cut steel-work in typical "Palais Royale" manner with an ornate cast bronze handle. When opened, it reveals the cream silk-lined interior and plays three tunes automatically. 7.5 x 5 x 4ins (19 x 12.75 x 10cms) * Palais Royale is a former palace in the centre of Paris which became the most fashionable and famous arcade in all France, selling the finest and most desirable luxuries to wealthy Parisians. c.1860

box, jewellery, musical, object, Palais, Royale

£750

2023/19: A good mid-19th century Boulle-work DESK STAND or “Standish” of ebony, profusely inlaid with ornate brass scrollwork, with a central lidded compartment (which was probably for wafers) flanked by twin inkwells, both of which have ornate silver lids, hallmarked London 1851. 12.5ins wide. c.1850

desk, object, Silver, standish

£650

2022/19: An unusual and charming South American SILVER-GILT model of a jockey astride his Arab racehorse, complete with saddle and reins. The jockey, with long stirrups and wearing an old-fashioned peaked cap suggests a date of late 19th or early 20th century. It is mounted on a shallow variegated marble base whilst the integral cast base is marked: "Argentor". Perhaps Mexican or Argentinian? 5.5ins (14 cms) high. c.1910

American, object, racehorse, Silver

£475

2020/19: EMIL FUCH: a charming late 19th century Art Nouveau period BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young Dutch girl who wears wooden clogs and is dressed in traditional costume holding a kitten to a saucer of milk. Signed to the bronze base; 11inch (28cms) high. * Emil Fuch (1866-1929) was an Austrian and American sculptor, medallist, painter and author who lived in New York, London and Vienna. c.1890

bronze, cat, Girl, object

£475

2013/19: A good quality mid-19th century set of POSTAL SCALES by Sampson Mordan & Co., of London, in coromandel wood and complete with its full set of nine weights from quarter ounce to 12 ozs. Interesting original embossed list of postal charges to one side and signed by the maker to the main beam. 10.5ins wide. * Sampson Mordan (born 1790) was a British silversmith and co-inventor of the first "propelling" pencil. He went on to establish a very successful company making high quality silver items. He died in 1843 and the business was taken over by his sons: Augustus and Sampson Junior. c.1860

Mordan, object, postal, scales

£345

2012/19: An excellent quality mid/late Victorian walnut SIDE TABLE by the renowned London cabinetmakers: 
Hindley of Oxford Street. The circular top is veneered in fine burr walnut, and is supported on a solid walnut turned column leading to carved walnut tripod legs. It is signed by the makers, underneath the top. 22ins dia. *Charles Hindley & Sons were established at 32 Berners Street, London, originally as carpet and rug manufacturers, later taking over the Oxford Street cabinet-makers Miles & Edwards in 1844. This was a a noted firm of furniture makers, receiving the Royal Warrant and a place at the Great Exhibition of 1851. c.1875

furniture, Hindley, Table, walnut

£875

2009/19: An impressive and very original BRACKET CLOCK by Edward Howard of London. The case is ebonised with a cast brass handle to the “bell” top; ornate spandrels; fish-scale frets to the side panels and original ebonised feet. The 8-day movement retains its original “verge” escapement, striking hours on a bell, whilst the dial is engraved and silvered, with ornate scrollwork to the four corners. Original blued steel hands; Strike/Silent control to the arch and date aperture above “VI”. Full working order and guaranteed at least two years. *Edward HOWARD is recorded working in Kirby Street, London from 1780-1805 c.1790

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£4250

2006/19: A late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK with an interesting provenance. The "Corniche" case features a military inscription dated 1889 and was sold by Maple & Co., with offices in Bombay and Poona ~ to supply British Officers with essential luxuries! The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, repeating hours at will, with a separate alarm train and it retains its original platform lever escapement. Good enamel dial; original blued steel Breguet “moon” hands. Guaranteed at least two years. c.1890

Carriage, clock, French, Repeater

£875

2003/19: Charles MALAPEAU (French, born 1827): an interesting OIL PAINTING on canvas which depicts a harbour scene in Calvados ~ the department of the Normandy region of North-West France, taking its name from a cluster of rocks on the Channel coast. The painting portrays a number of local figures going about their business with some typical tall French buildings behind and various boats at sea. Signed and dated (1881) lower left corner. 32 x 24ins including the ornate frame. *Charles Alexis Emmanuel Malapeau was born in 1827 and died in 1885. The reverse of this painting has an original label (perhaps written by the artist himself?) which describes the scene in French. c.1880

French, object, Oil, painting

£895

2000/19: A pretty late 19th century porcelain PLAQUE which depicts the famous 18th century beauty, the Duchess of Devonshire. Probably Continental, and contained in its original ebonised frame with inner gilded slip frame, this delightful plaque is signed by the artist: Wagner in the lower right corner. Size of plaque: 9 x 7.25 ins (23 x 18.5cms). *Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806) was an English socialite; political activist; author and style icon. The Late Diana, Princess of Wales was a descendant, and their lives, centuries apart, have been compared in tragedy. c.1880

object, Porcelain, portrait

£480

1996/19: A large mid-17th century gilt-framed MAP of SOUTH AMERICA by the famous French cartographer: Hubert Jaillot, who was mapmaker to Le Dauphin. With much interesting detail and finely hand-coloured, it is dedicated to the French monarch. Image size: 34.5 x 22.5ins (87.5x57cms) excluding the good frame. *Alexis-Hubert JAILLOT (1632-1712) was mapmaker and geographer to King Louis XIV of France. (An entry in Wikipedia concerning M. Jaillot, illustrates this particular map). c.1660

17thcentury, map, object, SouthAmerica

£385

1995/19: An early 17th century gilt-framed MAP OF ITALY by Philip Cluver (Philippus Cluverus in Latin). This hand-coloured map, which includes Corsica, Sardinia and part of Sicily is well detailed and is dated 1603. Image size: 20 x 15ins excluding the frame. *Philip Cluver, born 1588, was an early German geographer and historian. His first historical work was published in 1611, though his maps were produced some years earlier. He travelled extensively in England, Scotland and France, always on foot and finally settled in Leiden (Netherlands) where he died in 1622. c.1603

17thcentury, Italy, map, object

£350

1992/19: A good quality French CARRIAGE CLOCK by the famous maker: Alfred Drocourt. The case is of "Gorge" design with a large bevelled glass panel to the top, whilst the eight-day movement, which retains its original platform lever escapement, strikes hours and half hours on a gong, repeating hours at will, via the push button on top. The white enamel dial is perfect as are the original blued steel spade hands. 6.5ins high (handle up). c.1880

Carriage, clock, Drocourt, Repeater

£1250

1991/19: An attractive early 19th century Regency period WINE or SIDE TABLE, probably of Scottish origin. The rectangular top with its rounded corners is veneered in finest “flame” mahogany with a wide band of satin birch between ebony stringing. It is supported via the tilt-top mechanism, on a turned and spirally-reeded central column leading to the reeded tripod legs and terminating in ornate cast brass castors. The top: 28 x 22ins. *The use if satin birch for the cross-banding and the spirally carved central column leads one to conclude this is likely to be Scottish. c.1830

furniture, side, Table, wine

£950

1984/19: A fine quality and original George III mahogany BRACKET CLOCK from the third quarter of the 18th century. The case of "bell-top" design features a brass carrying handle to the top; pierced fretwork corners to the front door and original mahogany 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. The dial is very fine, with cast spandrels; original blued steel hands; date aperture above "VI" and "Strike/ Silent" control in the arch. Engraved signature to the shaped cartouche: John Rapton LONDON. 18ins high (excl handle). c.1770

bracket, clock, London, verge

£5750

1982/19: Theodore GECHTER: a charming mid-19th century French animalier BRONZE SCULPTURE of a Pack Horse. Finely modelled and particularly well cast, it is signed within the integral base: T. GECHTER. Good colour and patina. 6ins long. *Jean-Francoise "Theodore" GECHTER was a noteworthy French sculptor and one of the early proponents of the "Animalier" movement. He was born in Paris in 1795 and first exhibited in 1824. He died relatively young in 1844 aged 49 years. c.1835

bronze, French, horse, object

£450

1973/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine example of the iconic 2-tier DUMB WAITER produced by Gillows early in the 19th century. The two circular revolving tiers are beautifully veneered with raised edges and are supported on a central carved and fluted solid mahogany column. This leads to the “hipped” and reeded tripod legs which terminate in cast brass castors of fine quality. 22.5ins diameter; 31ins high. *Although the original purpose of a dumb waiter was to hold condiments and sauces etc in the Dining Room, they are now of great use as side tables to hold drinks, newspapers and even TV remote controls etc., in the Drawing Room! c.1825

DumbWaiter, furniture, Gillows, Table

£2250

1970/19: P.J. MENE: an endearing and fine quality late 19th century French BRONZE SCULPTURE of a retriever. The hound is depicting sitting obediently whilst awaiting his master’s command, his prey laid out on the ground before him. It is signed within the integral bronze base; 9.5ins (24cms) wide. *Pierre Jules MENE was a highly regarded sculptor in the famous French 'animalier' movement. Born in 1810, he is regarded as one of the founders of the movement and indeed a leading artist of the 19th century. He died in 1879. c.1860

bronze, dog, Mene, object

£620

1969/19: An impressive and fine quality mid-19th century French Second Empire period MANTEL CLOCK in perfect working order. The "portico" style case is of satin birch embellished with ormolu mounts and ormolu capitals to the four columns. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell via the outside countwheel, whilst the original bi-metallic "grid-iron" pendulum is of finely cast ormolu, as is the good gilded dial and dial surround. Signed Ghresbright of Brussels. 19.25ins high; 5.25ins deep. c.1860

clock, French, mantel, Ormolu

£975

1963/19: An interesting and unusual Italian carved white Carrera MARBLE PLAQUE which depicts the Angel Gabriel appearing to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Indistinctly signed ("Guidi...?"); dated 1912 and within its original deeply moulded solid oak frame. 27.5 x 23 ins (70 x 58.5cms) c.1912

carving, Italian, marble, object

£395

1961/19: A most attractive late 18th century mahogany tilt-top OCCASIONAL TABLE in good original condition. The solid circular one-piece top is beautifully figured and features a pretty "baluster" gallery which is inlaid with brass stringing all around whilst incorporating carved handles. It is supported on its tripod base with a birdcage action and a spirally-carved central column, whilst the carved cabriole legs terminate in pretty pointed pad feet. 21ins diameter; 30ins tall. (54 x 77cms). c.1770

18thcentury, Chippendale, furniture, Table

£1850

1959/19: A good quality early/mid 18th century WALNUT BUREAU of quite small size in excellent original "Country House" condition. Of good colour, this traditional bureau is veneered with beautifully figured walnut with 'herringbone' inlay. The fall opens to reveal the well-fitted interior with eight small oak-lined drawers and six pigeonholes arranged around a small cup-board, with a fine "book-matched" veneered writing surface. Below are 4 long oak-lined graduated drawers, all with original brass plate handles, and it is supported on original walnut bracket feet. 36ins wide; 18ins deep; 40ins high. (91 x 46 x 101cms) c.1730

18thcentury, bureau, furniture, walnut

£1650

1958/19: JAMES HADLEY: a fine set of SIX Royal Worcester PORCELAIN FIGURES from the famous "Countries of the World" series. First introduced in 1881/1882, these were modelled by James Hadley, now considered to be one of the finest modellers of the 19th century and are dated from the first five years of their production and depict nationals from the following countries: "Scotland"; "Ireland"; "John Bull" (England); "Hindoo" (India) ; "Negro" and "The Chinaman". All are in fine condition and are priced as the set of six (or available individually). c.1885

Hadley, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£1350

1953/19: An elegant and charming mid-19th century FRENCH MANTLE CLOCK in full working order. The case is of urn shape fashioned from Italian Carrera marble, with four ormolu finials and surmounted by an ormolu planetarium. To the sides are ormolu ram’s head handles and it is raised upon a similarly mounted black marble base with gilt feet. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, via the outside countwheel, and it is complete with its original decorative pendulum. The fine enamel dial is perfect as are the cast and engraved ormolu hands which are particularly fine. 17ins (43cms) high overall. c.1860

clock, French, mantle, marble

£1950

1944/19: An excellent quality Regency rosewood CANTERBURY (or magazine rack) in fine original condition. Originally from a design by Loudon, the three “X”framed divisions feature carved laurels to the centre, whilst to the frieze is a useful mahogany-lined drawer. It is supported on four turned solid rosewood legs headed by ‘acorn’ finials and terminating in original cast brass castors. A fine example. 20ins wide; 21ins high; 1ins deep. (51 x 53 x 38cms) c.1830

canterbury, furniture, magazine, rosewood

£1450

1943/19: A superb quality and very fine PAIR of ROYAL WORCESTER porcelain figures which depict Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Raleigh, modelled by the famous James Hadley. First introduced in 1880, these figures are dated 1881 and display extraordinary detail and beautiful decoration. 6.5ins (16.5cms) tall. *James Hadley (1837-1903) was a talented porcelain modeller who started with Kerr & Binns in 1850s. By 1870 he had become the principal modeller at Royal Worcester and in 1975 he set up his own studio in the City, later starting his own factory, which on his death was sold back to the company. He is today regarded as one of the most important modellers of the 19th century. c.1881

Hadley, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£475

1942/19: A pretty and fine quality ROYAL WORCESTER porcelain figure, modelled by James Hadley which depicts a young girl, carrying a basket as she happily walks through the woods. She wears a flowered 'pinafore' dress and matching bonnet tied with a polkadot scarf, and is modelled with with all the charm and sensitivity that made Hadley so famous. 9ins (23cms) high. Date coded for 1891. c.1891

Hadley, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£240

1940/19: A charming ROYAL WORCESTER porcelain figure by the famous Freda Doughty, called "The Rose Maiden" (also sometimes known as "The Bridesmaid"). The young girl in a long blue dress holds a large bunch of roses in her arms, as she walks down some stone steps, with petals strewn before her. First introduced in 1938, this is dated 1941. 8.25ins (21cms) high. c.1941

Doughty, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£220

1936/19: JOSEPH DESCOMPS: a fine Art Deco period silvered BRONZE SCULPTURE entitled "Enchanted". This beautiful bronze depicts a young woman, her long hair kept in place by a simple "tiara" with a matching necklace, whilst dressed "decolletage" in a long stylised gown of the 1920's period. Fully signed within the integral bronze base. Supported on its original shaped variegated onyx plinth, this measures 15.5ins (39.5cms) overall. c.1925

ArtDeco, bronze, object, sculpture

£2250

1932/19: A most impressive and large mid-19th century circular DINING TABLE in fine original condition. This spectacular table is veneered in finest figured rosewood and will seat EIGHT with comfort and ten at a pinch. It is supported on an impressive rosewood central column, with a carved 'collar' leading to the wide triform base with beautifully carved "Lion's Paw" feet and original concealed castors. The quality of the figuring to the top (which measures 5ft diameter) is truly superb. *Highly Recommended. c.1840

dining, furniture, rosewood, Table

£5850

1920/18: William WILLIAMSON: a good and large MARINE OIL PAINTING on wooden panel, entitled: "A View near Ostend". Full of movement and atmosphere, it depicts three 'working' boats being tossed about on choppy seas, with a harbour wall to the right and the town of Ostend in the distance on the left. Fine condition and measuring 41 x 25ins (104 x 63.5cms) including the later (but fine quality) ornate gilded frame. *William Williamson (1820-1883) was a gifted London painter of coastal scenes. He exhibited at Suffolk Street; The British Institute and the Royal Academy from 1853-1875. c.1865

marine, object, Oil, painting

£1450

1915/18: John LEIGH-PEMBERTON: a fine OIL PAINTING on artists board entitled: "The Regency Period". Well painted, with faithful attention to detail, this is one of a series of paintings commissioned by Whitbreads Brewery to hang in their original boardroom. It portrays a typical scene outside a Public House showing the fashions and pastimes of the Regency period (1820-1836). Signed and dated 1950. *John Leigh-Pemberton, born in 1911, was brother of the Governor of the Bank of England and both a fine artist and illustrator. Educated at Eton and a Flying Instructor in the Second World War, he designed the interiors of a number of ocean-going liners and illustrated the famous "Shell Guide" series. c.1950

object, Oil, painting, Regency

£1150

1914/18: A good quality early 19th century Regency period WALL CLOCK in perfect working order. Of typical Regency octagonal shape, the rosewood veneered case is inlaid with panels of brass scrollwork, whilst the fusee movement is of eight-day duration and retains its original brass pendulum. The convex dial is original as is the convex glass which is set within its cast brass bezel. Signbed: John Parks of Prescott. 15ins wide; 6ins deep. (38 x 15cms) *Jonathan Parks of Prescott (Lancs) is recorded as working their from 1819-1824. c.1820

brass, clock, Regency, Wall

£1150

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

ArtNouveau, box, furniture, post

£985

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

needlework, object, sampler

£475

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

17thcentury, needlework, object, stumpwork

£1350

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

object, Porcelain, Worcester

£195

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

landscape, object, Oil, painting

£1100

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

Fielding, object, Oil, painting

£1100

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

ArtsCrafts, object, Ramsden, Silver

£385

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

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

£985

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

carved, furniture, piecrust, Table

£785

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

canterbury, furniture, magazine, rosewood

£1150

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

Goldscheider, object, sculpture, terracotta

£750

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

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

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

chairs, dining, furniture, Gillows

£2250

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

box, object, Silver, snuff

£395

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

French, object, Silver, spoon

£195

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

bronze, Japanese, object, vase

£495

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bronze, Italian, object, sculpture

£4950

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

barometer, clock, oak, stick

£975

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

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

£785

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

etagere, furniture, rosewood, whatnot

£2450

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

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£3950

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

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