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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

1776/18: An excellent set of 8 Hepplewhite solid mahogany DINING CHAIRS in beautiful condition. Each of the iconic Hepplewhite style "Shield-Back" chairs is beautifully carved from fine quality timber, with backs that feature a carved urn flanked by oval carved paterae. The upholstered seats (currently covered in rather dowdy brown leather) are supported on fluted and tapering legs which terminate in 'block' feet and counter-sunk brass castors. A sturdy yet elegant set of EIGHT fine chairs, which can be dated from the early/mid 19th century ~ perhaps even earlier. The backs: 40ins high; the seats: 19ins high and 21ins wide. **The full price includes re-covering buyers material. c.1825

chairs, dining, furniture, Hepplewhite

£2650

1775/18: A particularly attractive mid/late-19th century FITTED SEWING BOX in excellent and complete condition. The coromandel box is beautifully and profusely inlaid with brass and mother-of-pearl scrollwork to both the lid and front, and opens to reveal the purple velvet-lined interior. It is complete with all of its original fittings which include: + Set of seven MOP cotton reels; + Matching set of three tape measure; needle cleaner and waxer; + Set of Six MOP shaped winders; + Pair of silver thimbles ~ all of which are arranged around the central tray of tools and implements. A lovely sewing box! 12 x 9 x 5ins. c.1870

box, coromandel, object, sewing

£895

1774/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a really superb early-mid 19th century DAVENPORT (WRITING DESK) in wonderful condition. The many features include: baluster gallery; original tooled leather; fitted interior with original braid & 2 small drawers; large slides to both sides; "secret" pen-and-ink drawer with two original ink bottles; four long drawers; original bracket feet ~ and the whole top slides forward when in use. Beautifully "flame" veneers have been used throughout; original handles and mahogany drawer linings in mint condition. *Signed by the actual cabinetmaker (Thomas Myers) under one small drawer c.1825

davenport, desk, furniture, Gillows

£4250

1773/18: P.J.MENE: a very fine mid/late 19th century 'ANIMALIER' BRONZE by this most famous French sculptor. Entitled: "Chasse a la Perdrix" this is perhaps Mene's best known of his dog groups, featuring his setter "Sylphie" and his pointer "Tac". It depicts the two dogs flushing out a partridge which an be seen in the lower left corner. First seen in 1847 and cast during the third quarter of the century, this is fully illustrated and described in "Animals in Bronze" by Christopher Payne, page 206. 16ins (41cms) wide. Fully signed within the base. *Pierre Jules Mene (1810-1871) was born and died in Paris. He was the most successful and prolific 'animalier' of his day winning many prizes including 2 First Class medals at the London Exhibitions of 1855 and 1861. c.1860

bronze, dog, Mene, object

£895

1772/18: A wonderful 18th century 8-day LONGCASE CLOCK by Henry Bidole of London in original and perfect working order. The many features include: padoga top; fretwork panels to the top and sides of the hood; long trunk door; brass-inlaid columns and double plinth base. The movement strikes hours on a bell, with "Strike/Silent" in the arch; subsidiary seconds; date aperture and original blued steel hands. Original brass-cased weights and pendulum. Guaranteed for at least two years. 7ft 10ins (238cms) high. c.1770

clock, Grandfather, London, longase

£3950

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

1769/18: A charming 19th century JEWELLERY BOX completely covered in various shells from around the world. The hinged lid is surmounted by some fine small conch shells set within many others, and opens to reveal an interior fitted with a demi-lune compartment and a mirror within. 7.5ins wide; 5.5ins tall; 4.5ins deep. (19 x 14 x 11.5cms) c.1880

box, jewellery, object, shells

£145

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

1767/18: An attractive late Regency period or William IV mahogany FLOWER TABLE or JARDINIERE in lovely original condition. Supported on a shaped central column leading to a triform base with scrolled feet and castors, the upper section features gadrooned decoration to the flared top. This contains a shaped brass basin, in which flowers can be planted if required, or it can be filled with ice and used as an interesting wine cooler. 29ins high; 16.5ins diameter (73.5 x 42cms) c.1835

flower, furniture, jardiniere, Table

£1250

1765/18: A good quality matched pair of hallmarked SILVER SALT & PEPPER POTS in fine condition. Of "Campana urn" design, these are heavy for their size, with substantial gauge silver having been used. Both feature pretty pierced lids, surmounted by finials, with 'gadroon' decoration around the upper rim, and both are engraved with "SALT" and "BLACK PEPPER" respectively. Both are by the same maker and are hallmarked for London 1916 and 1922. 4ins high; 2.5ins diameter (10 x 6.5cms) c.1916

object, pepper, salt, Silver

£225

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

1763/18: A fine quality late 19th century SILVER SCENT BOTTLE by perhaps the most famous silver "smallwork" maker: Samson Mordan. Decorated with various birds perched amongst foliage, this is in excellent condition and is complete with its original glass stopper. Fully hallmarked for London 1896. 5.75cms high. c.1896

object, SamsonMordan, scent, Silver

£280

1761/18: A rare and completely original 18th century "Grandmother" longcase clock in full working order. The case is of chinoiserie lacquer decorated oak, with square hood; short door and plinth base. The 8-day movement strikes hours on a bell with 2 very heavy weights. Signed: ""Bilby Dorling, St. Edmunds, Bury" (Bury St Edmunds today). It winds counter-clockwise due to an extra wheel in both trains, thus allowing the clock to run for a full 8 days despite such a short 'drop'. Just 57ins (144cms) high. *Bilby Dorling (1736-1780) apparently only one other clock survives by this maker c.1760

18thcentury, clock, Grandmother, longase

£3850

1760/18: A charming early/mid 19th century SWISS MUSIC BOX in fine playing order and lovely original condition. Made by Etouffoirs en Acier of Geneva, this pretty box plays four tunes perfectly, and is complete with its original handwritten tune sheet, whilst the box itself is of walnut, inlaid with a marquetry panel to the lid. The movement is key-wound whilst both cylinder and comb are in perfect condition. 12ins wide; 5ins high; 5ins deep (30.5 x 12.75 x 12.75cms) c.1840

box, Music, object, Swiss

£1250

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

1757/18: A rare very early 19th century TEA CADDY from the family of European "fruit" caddies. Probably from the Bavarian region of South-Eastern Germany, these tea caddies are usually to be found in the form of apples; pears; melons and perhaps gourds. Here is a scarce example, turned from a single piece of fruitwood, with a topical scene on the body and a cartoon to the lid, with carved 'petals' around the base. A steel lock; hinge and escutcheon are typical and some of the original lead lining is retained. Very good original condition and complete with key. 5.5ins high; 5ins diameter. (14 x 12.75 cms) c.1820

Caddy, fruit, object, tea

£985

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

1754/18: A wonderful quality mid-Victorian burr walnut LADY'S WRITING BOX in very good original condition. Of glorious 'warm' honey colour it is bound in ornate Gothic mounts, all of which retain their original gilding. It opens to reveal a beautifully fitted satinwood-lined interior, with the original gilded velvet writing surface (a little wear to the fold); fine pair of gilt brass topped ink bottles and various compartments for stationery. Unusually for this model, there is a bank of three secret drawers, and it is complete with its original gilded Bramah lock and key. *This is almost certainly a box by Betjemann. Measurements:15.5 x 10.75 x 5 inches (39.5 x 27 x 12.75cms) c.1870

box, object, writing

£850

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

1751/18: A very good quality and fully-fitted GENTLEMAN'S DRESSING CASE in lovely original condition. The well-figured brass-bound coromandel wood case opens to reveal the interior with NINE silver-topped bottles and jars, plus silver shaving brush; pair of razors and two pads of original tools. There are two spring-loaded drawers, one of which, in the base, is beautifully fitted for jewellery, whilst to the lid is the concealed mirror and leather-bound compartment for documents, letters etc.. The silver is hallmarked for London 1874. 12.5 x 9.5 x 8ins (32 x 24 x 20cms) c.1874

box, Dressing, object, Silver

£1850

1750/18: HENRI JACOT: a particularly fine quality full sized late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in perfect working order. The gilded case is of "gorge" design with ribbed handle and large bevelled glass panel to the top. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, repeating the hours at will, and retains its original lever platform escapement. Stamped with the number: 16582 and the makers trademark (a parrot on a stand between the initials: "H.J"). 7.5ins (19cms) high (handle up). *The original gilding to this case is original and in perfect condition. c.1880

Carriage, clock, Jacot, Repeater

£1450

1749/18: *Langdorff et Fils, Geneva: a good quality late 19th century SWISS MUSIC BOX in perfect working order. The case is of ebonised walnut with a rosewood veneered lid inlaid with stringing and a central marquetry panel of flowers. This opens to reveal the fully restored and ratchet-wind movement in fine condition, which plays beautifully a total of TEN tunes, including ones by Strauss and Verdi. Complete with its original tune sheet. 23 x 9.5 x 7ins (56 x 24 x 18cms) c.1880

box, Music, object

£1650

1747/18: Fortunino Matania:: an interesting PEN-AND-INK DRAWING by this famous Italian-born illustrator and artist. Beautifully drawn and composed, it appears to depict a mediaeval scene of a soldier and his local indigenous 'scout' escaping on a grey stallion, from pursuing soldiers behind. Signed lower left. 20.5ins cx 19ins (52 x 48cms) *Fortunino MATANIA was born in Naples in 1881. Initially working for his father as an illustrator, he became a war artist in the Great War. Afterwards, when he moved to England he found fame as an illustrator for the magazine "Britannia and Eve" and also designed a number of posters for English seaside resorts. c.1950

Matania, object, painting

£395

1746/18: A delightful late 18th century hand-stitched NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER of small size. This very pretty sampler is in perfect condition, and beautifully sewn by Mary Ann Tucker in 1797, and it appears to be in its original untouched frame. A really charming sampler.9ins x 7.5ins. c.1797

18thcentury, GeorgeIII, object, sampler

£395

1744/18: For lovers of Art Deco: an unusual BAROMETER & THERMOMETER in perfect working order. The case is typically Art Deco with finely inlaid timbers in a stylised "sunbeam" design ~ featuring a thermometer to the trunk and barometer below, complete with central recording cursor. 26ins high; 9ins wide. c.1925

ArtDeco, barometer, clock

£125

1738/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a lovely quality solid rosewood FLOWER or CROCUS TABLE in fine condition. Typical of Gillows quality, the solid carved gallery top incorporates a removable lid (accessed by a push button) which reveals the shallow compartment below. With bead-and-dart moulding around the frieze, it is raised on a fine turned column leading to a gadrooned collar and beautifully carved tripod legs and feet. 32ins (81cms) high. *The purpose of these unique tables was to allow crocus bulbs to remain dormant under the lid. A couple of weeks beforehand, the top would be removed; the bulbs watered, so that they bloomed in time for the important ball! c.1825

flower, furniture, Gillows, Table

£2950

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

1730/18: A good quality mid-19th century fitted GAMES COMPENDIUM with its full set of original games. The box itself is of coromandel wood (complete with key) with a front that opens to display the contents. These include: red-and-white bone chess set; matching draughts & backgammon pieces; full set of dominoes (also bone); set of six dice and marker pegs; original playing cards; Bezique scorecards and rules; lead horses for the "Newmarket" racing game together with jumps etc., and various other items. The board is in particularly fine condition, with chess, draughts and Newmarket all catered for. 13 x 8.5 x 7.5ins (33x21.5x19cms). c.1870

box, chess, Games, object

£1350

1728/18: ANTOINE FAURE: a charming Art Nouveau period BRONZE SCULPTURE of a naked young "Baccanalian" dancer who performs with a bunch of grapes in her right hand and a tambourine in her left, whilst a small sprig of vine leaves covers her modesty. This amusing and delightful bronze is signed to the base and retains its original warm colour and patina. 18ins (45.5cms) high. *Vincent-Desire Faure de Brousse, a French sculptor, was a student of Hugo Salmson in Paris. He presented some of his work at the Paris Salon 1876-1883 and died in 1908. c.1880

ArtNouveau, bronze, nude, object

£1450

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

1708/18: A good PAIR of late 18th century DEMI-LUNE TABLES, in good condition, one fitted with baize as a CARD table, the other veneered inside as a TEA table. The well-figured tops are crossbanded in tulipwood, with boxwood stringing to the friezes. Each tapering leg, which terminates in spade feet, features an oval marquetry 'batswing' panel as surmount, and both have twin gateleg action to the rear. 36ins wide; 18ins deep; 29ins high. (91.5 x 45.5 x 73.5cms) *Priced for the pair c.1790

demilune, furniture, GeorgeIII, Pair, Table

£3850

1706/18: A handsome and particularly fine quality mid-19th century French porcelain mounted ormolu MANTEL CLOCK in perfect working order. The case, with its pineapple finials, is of crisp, finely cast ormolu retaining its original bright gilding, and is mounted with a porcelain panel of cherubs below the porcelain dial and two further curved porcelain panels to the sides. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell and retains its original enamel dial and blued steel hands in perfect condition. Guaranteed at least two years. 13ins high; 10ins wide; 5ins deep. (33 x 25.5 x 12.5cms). c.1860

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1950

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

1702/18: An unusual and wonderful quality mid-Victorian inlaid walnut OTTOMAN or MAGAZINE STOOL in fine original condition. This attractive and useful piece (which may be ideal as a 'Coffee Table') features an upholstered top, which hinges open to reveal a fitted and divided interior, perfect for magazines, newspapers and books etc. All the four sides are veneered in finely-figured burr walnut, beautifully inlaid with scrollwork etc., with turned and reeded legs, terminating in pretty turned feet and original castors. Superb quality and an impressive centrepiece. 30ins x 19ins x 20ins high (76 c 48.5 x 51cms). c.1865

coffee, furniture, stool, walnut

£1450

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

1693/18: George Crate, LONDON: a good mid/late 19th century English FOUR-GLASS MANTEL CLOCK of small size and in perfect working order. The case is of mahogany with bevelled glass panels to the top and both sides and it is raised upon an ogee moulded and shaped plinth base. The eight-day fusee movement has anchor escapement with its original pendulum, whilst the engraved and silvered dial is signed by the maker. 10ins high; 7ins wide; 5.5ins deep (25.5 x 18 x 14cms). *George Crate is recorded working in Barnet, North London circa 1870. c.1870

clock, English, FourGlass, mantle

£1950

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

1689/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a pretty early/mid 19th century mahogany CARD TABLE of useful compact size. Of typical Gillows quality, the timber used here is of the finest, with bead-and-dart moulding to the well-figured fold-over top. To the frieze is a mahogany-lined drawer with further bead-and-dart moulding to the lower edges. It is raised on finely turned; reeded and fluted supports which lead to cabriole legs united by a turned stretcher and carved "knurled" feet with original castors beneath. Replaced navy blue baize lining to the interior. 25ins wide; 16ins deep; 29.5ins high. (63.5 x 40.5 x 75cms) c.1825

furniture, Games, Gillows, Table

£2750

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

1680/18: LEIGH-PEMBERTON: a fine OIL PAINTING on panel entitled on the original label to the reverse: "The Modern Age". Brightly painted and full of charm, it graphically depicts the fashions and pastimes of the period. It is in excellent condition and complete with the original frame. 28ins x 24ins including the frame. (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.1950

object, Oil, painting

£1350

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

1671/18: H. Landeman (?): a pretty late 19th century German OIL PAINTING on canvas, depicting a young woman picking roses in her garden. Her hair is tied up in long pigtails, and she wears a long red skirt as she stands on a stone trough with stone steps leading down beside her. Good condition and signed (lower left; the name slightly indistinct): H. Landeman, Dusseldorf. 32ins x 28ins (79 x 71 cms) including the frame. c.1890

object, Oil, painting

£795

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

1654/18: A charming set of Three Royal Copenhagen Art Deco period "Ipsen" PORCELAIN FIGURES in fine original condition. Each depicts a child and all are decorated in the iconic Ipsen silk green semi-gloss finish. Marked underneath with the Royal Copenhagen stamp indicating a date between 1852-1935, these were probably made towards the end of that period. The largest measures 9ins (23cms) high. Priced for the set of three. c.1925

Copenhagen, figures, object, Porcelain

£350

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

1642/18: M. Read; Aylsham: an impressive early 19th century mahogany 'NORFOLK' WALL CLOCK in perfect working order. Typical of large wall clocks to be found in East Anglia, the case is of well-figured mahogany; crossbanded to the long trunk door and with a reeded solid rosewood surround to the dial. The 8-day weight-driven movement has a long pendulum, and its original painted convex dial. 50ins high' 8ins deep; the dial 15ins diameter. (126 x 20.5 x 38cms). *Mark Read worked as a clockmaker in Aylsham (Norfolk) from 1800-1822, together with brother Matthew, who was apprecticed in 1770 and died in 1826. c.1800

clock, Norfolk, Wall

£1650

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

1624/18: A handsome and useful BRONZE TABLE LAMP...which depicts a semi-naked lady, a robe draped across her legs, wearing a necklace and armbands as she sits pensively on a Regency style stool. Her long hair is tied back and her chin rests lightly on her left hand. She is set upon a variegated marble base, with gilt feet, and the bronze is signed" "Travaux". Complete with shade. 29ins high with shade; the bronze: 13ins high; 9ins wide; 5.5ins deep. (33 x 23 x 14cms) c.1870

bronze, lamp, naked, object

£675

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

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

bookcase, bureau, furniture, Regency

£2950

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

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

landscape, object, Oil, painting

£1250

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

etagere, furniture, Gillows, gonzalezAlvez, whatnot

£1850

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

827/14: An attractive, unusual and very fine quality mid-19th century SIDE CABINET, predominantly of rosewood. Below the solid gilt brass gallery, the top is veneered in finest burr amboyna wood, of glorious warm honey colour, whilst below is a central cupboard with a pleated 'silk' panel within the door, and with egg-and-dart mouldings and shelves inside. This is flanked by two narrow tall cupboards, also with shelves inside and with pretty silk-backed fretwork panels within the doors. It stands on a plinth base and measures 46ins (117cms) wide. c.1830

amboyna, cabinet, furniture, rosewood

£1950

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