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

box, jewellery, object, Silver

£1250

1534/17: A very good mid/late 18th century mahogany SIDE or OCCASIONAL TABLE in excellent original condition. The beautiful solid mahogany top is finely and deeply carved with eight shells and acanthus leaves within a scalloped edge. This is supported, via the 'birdcage' action, on a carved shaped central column, leading to carved tripod legs and carved 'slipper' pad feet, complete with their soles. Lovely colour and patina. 28ins (72cms) diameter. c.1760

carved, furniture, piecrust, Table

£1385

1533/17: A very fine, early and rare Quarter Repeating FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK in full working order. The case is of unusual ribbed "Gorge" design rarely seen and used only with very fine examples. The 8-day movement strikes hours and quarters on two bells, repeating hours and quarters at will. It retains its original very fine lever platform; has a separate alarm train, and features an engraved crest to the upper glass panel. (Difficult to photograph!). It is signed to both dial and the movement: "E & E Emanuel, by Appointment to the Queen, The Hard, Portsea" c.1855

Carriage, clock, gorge

£2250

1532/17: A beautiful quality Regency period SCENT BOTTLE BOX in pristine condition. The box itself is constructed of solid rosewood finely bound with brass, with a brass military style handle to the lid and a similar handle to the drawer in the base. It opens to reveal the full set of six original glass scent bottles and stoppers, fitted within the original velvet divisions. *The drawer in the base contains an original letter, referring to it being a gift from a Wm. Williams, of Kennington, 28th August 1829. Complete with original key. Such a lovely box! 9ins (23cms) wide. c.1829

box, object, Regency, scent

£750

1531/17: A large and fully-fitted BOX OF DRAWING INSTRUMENTS by Stanley of Holborn, London. The honey-oak box, with a vacant brass cartouche to the lid, opens to show the upper tray full of a wide variety of drawing instruments and tools. This lifts out to reveal the compartment below with various additional items including rulers; protractors; fretwork drawing templates etc., Very good quality and signed within the lid and to many of the implements. 14.5ins (37cms) wide. c.1900

box, drawing, object, tools

£550

1530/17: A large solid SILVER SALVER, with "piecrust" edge and supported on three cast 'hoof' feet. 14ins (35.5cms) wide. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1932 c.1932

object, salver, Silver, tray

£495

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

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£4350

1528/17: A good Austrian "Vienna" cold-painted BRONZE which depicts an Arab leading his camel. He wears traditional robes and is carrying a rifle, whilst the camel is saddled with striped blankets underneath. The original paintwork is in excellent condition. A good size: 16cms wide and 12cms high. c.1890

Austrian, bronze, object, Vienna

£580

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

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1450

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

bronze, Italian, object, sculpture

£4950

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

Austrian, bronze, duck, object, Vienna

£395

1522/17: A good quality Edwardian "GRANDMOTHER" LONGCASE CLOCK in perfect working order. Of charming small size, the case is of figured "flame" mahogany, cross-banded to both the trunk door and the plinth, whilst the shaped hood features columns to either side of the door. The eight-day spring-driven movement strikes the hours and chimes the quarters, whilst the dial has cast spandrels; engraved and silvered chapter-ring and the original blued steel hands. Just 63ins (160cms) tall. c.1910

clock, Grandmother, longase

£1650

1521/17: A good set of FOUR early 19th century Old Sheffield Plate ENTRE DISHES in excellent original condition. Rare to find an original set of four (they are numbered 1 to 4 underneath) each dish has a removable handle, allowing the lid to be used as a further dish if required. They feature beautifully cast leaf-and-shell borders to both lids and bases and all are engraved with a Coat-of-Arms to one side and an Armorial Crest to the other. A very special set. 14ins x 10.5ins (35 x 27cms) Priced for the set of four. c.1820

dishes, object, Sheffield, Silver

£895

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

Crocus, flower, furniture, Gillows, Table

£1750

1519/17: A fine quality late 18th century satinwood TEA CADDY of elongated octagonal shape. Veneered overall in satinwood, this pretty caddy is inlaid with an oval "batswing" panel to the lid, with marquetry columns on green-stained harewood backgrounds flanking the front which also features a "batswing" panel. It is crossbanded in rosewood whilst the lid opens to reveal some of the original lead lining. A desirbale little caddy. c.1790

18thcentury, Caddy, object, tea

£695

1518/17: An excellent brass-bound kingwood WRITING BOX by the famous makers: Wells & Lambe of Cockspur St. London. The superb figured case is bound in brass, with recessed handles to either side and cartouche to the lid. It opens to reveal the original gilt-tooled morocco leather writing surface, with a kingwood pen tray; pair of ink bottles and a large removable tray with sprung handles. There are three VERY secret drawers; a reading bar to fit to the outside; the original makers label and both original keys. *Wells & Lambe opened for business in 1809 following the marriage of John Lambe & Elizabeth Wells, and soon became famous for their fine boxes. The firm ceased trading in 1890. c.1835

box, kingwood, object, writing

£1250

1516/17: A good early 19th century cube TEA CADDY veneered overall in finely figured satinwood. Multiple banding in boxwood and tulipwood can be found on all sides and the base is inlaid with chequered 'dogs tooth' marquetry. The lid opens to reveal fine veneers to the inside, and the original inner lid with most of its original lead lining intact. A good quality caddy. (12 x 12 x 12.5cms) c.1830

Caddy, object, satinwood, tea

£495

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

bronze, Girl, nude, object

£2950

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

bracket, chiming, clock, Victorian

£1350

1513/17: A good quality early 19th century cube TEA CADDY veneered overall in fine burr yew-wood. The lid and front are both inlaid with oval "batswing" paterae, whilst the edges are all finished in solid boxwood. The lid, with its axehead handle, opens to reveal an inner lid and some of the original lead lining. 12 x 11 x 9.5cms. c.1820

Caddy, object, tea, yew

£485

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

corner, furniture, GeorgeIII, mahogany

£1250

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

bronze, French, nude, object

£2750

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

backgammon, box, chess, Games, object

£1875

1508/17: A very good quality and impressive early 19th century WHEEL BAROMETER in perfect working order. This fine example is of quite large size with its swan-neck pediment; long thermometer; concave brass bezel and two subsidiary dials. The register plates are engraved and silvered, and the white bone cursor is original. Thoroughly original throughout. 40ins (102cms) high. c.1825

banjo, barometer, clock

£750

1506/17: A charming (and indeed rare) silver SCENT BOTTLE fashioned in the form of a 'wicker' spirit flask. Above the wickerwork upper half, the hinged lid twists to open, whilst the solid base (with its original engraved monogram) can be removed (as with a full-size spirit flask) to reveal the glass interior. Perfect condition and fully hallmarked for London 1892. 3ins high; 2ins wide. (7.65 x 5cms) c.1892

bottle, object, scent, Silver

£395

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

barometer, clock, stick

£1150

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

Carriage, clock, French, gorge

£850

1503/17: A beautiful late Regency/William IV rosewood SEWING BOX in fine condition and complete with its vast array of tools and implements plus a stunning selection of extras! The box itself is of well-figured rosewood inlaid with mother-of-pearl and opens to reveal its full 'formal' set of seven MOP cotton reels; set of six MOP winders; tape measure; waxer; needle cleaner; two silver thimbles and various tools, whilst the compartment below includes many extras including pin cushions (one of which is a Tunbridgeware example); winders; ivory box & cover; MOP aide memoire etc. etc. 12ins wide; 8.5 deep; 5.5ins high. (30.5 x 21.5 x 14cms) c.1835

box, object, sewing, work

£985

1502/17: A. W. STIRLING-BROWN: an impressive and colourful PAIR of OIL PAINTINGS which depict famous thoroughbred racehorses with jockeys mounted. One is of "Spion Kop" winner of the Derby in 1920 with jockey Frank O'Neill up, whilst the other is of "Craig an Eran" who won the 2000 guineas in 1921. Both are signed and dated. Each painting measures 23ins x 19ins (58.5 x 48.25cms) which includes the frames. * A.E.D.G. Stirling-Brown was born in 1869 and was active as a fine equestrian artist from about 1896-1929. Priced for the pair. c.1920

horse, object, painting, racing

£1250

1499/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: an attractive and elegant early/mid 19th century mahogany WINE TABLE in fine condition. The well-figured solid mahogany top is supported on a finely turned central column, leading to tripod legs decorated with diminishing beading and terminatiing in ball feet. A known model, this table has all the attributes and qualities that made Gillows such a high regarded firm of cabinetmakers. 16 x 15 x 29ins high (38 x 40.5 x 73.5cms) c.1825

furniture, Gillows, Table, wine

£1350

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

backgammon, chess, furniture, Games, Gillows

£3850

1496/17: A charming mid-Victorian solid ivory lady's ETUI or fitted NECESSAIRE in fine and complete condition. The solid ivory box with its original engraved initials to the lid, opens to reveal the full contents which include: silver-gilt handled scissors; silver thimble; stiletto; silver-gilt needle case (with original needles!) and bodkin. c.1875

etui, Ivory, object, sewing

£345

1491/17: A pretty early 19th century inlaid TEA CADDY of cube shape. At first glance perhaps nothing special, but on closer examination, it can been seen to be inlaid on all four sides and the lid with beautiful birds (to either side); butterflies (to front and back) and with a conch shell to the lid. The quality of these marquetry panels is superb ~ all are set within figured mahogany with tulipwood crossbanding. A charming tea caddy. c.1820

Caddy, marquetry, object, tea

£450

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

furniture, Gillows, rosewood, Table

£2650

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

backgammon, chess, object, Vizagapatam

£1650

1486/17: WILLIAM WEBSTER of LONDON: Good quality mid-18th century LONGCASE CLOCK in fine working condition. The mahogany case is typical of the period with its arched top; brass-inlaid columns flanking the hood door; long arched-top figured mahogany trunk door and panelled plinth base. The 8-day movement strikes hours on a bell, whilst thedial features "Strike/Silent" in the arch; subsidiary seconds and date aperture. Guaranteed at least two years. 7ft 3ins high. *William Webster (II) worked in Exchange Alley having been apprenticed in 1727. He was a full member of the Clockmakers Company 1734-1776 c.1760

clock, Grandfather, London, longase

£3950

1484/17: A very good and large fully-fitted APOTHECARY'S or MEDICINE BOX in wonderful original condition. Much larger than usual, this substantial box is of solid mahogany, with recessed brass handles and opens to reveal a huge array of bottles and jars, all with good labels and some contents. The six inner drawers contain a wide variety of items including pestle & mortar; scales (2) & weights; pill roller; gorgeous corkscrew; syringes and many further bottles & jars. To the reverse is the secured secret "Poison" drawer complete with five bottles of somewhat harmful substances! Probably the best we have ever had, this measures 18ins high; 12.5 ins wide; 8.5ins deep (45.5 x 32 x 21.5cms) and it weighs a ton! c.1840

apothecary, box, doctor, medicine, object

£2750

1472/17: A really pretty, fine quality and small mahogany LONGCASE CLOCK by Bateman of LONDON. The case is superb, with its original ebonised finials; fretwork panels to the hood sides; long trunk door flanked by quarter columns and veneered in finest "flame' mahogany with a double plinth base. The 8-day movement strikes hours on a bell with a very fine painted convex dial; convex glass and finely cast bezel. Just 79ins (200cms) tall. *Andrew BATEMAN worked in London (Great Tower Street). He was apprenticed in 1776 and was a member of the Clockmakers Company from 1811. The firm ceased work in 1824. c.1800

clock, London, longase, mahogany

£4850

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

bracket, clock, walnut

£5450

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

furniture, Regency, rosewood, sofa, Table

£2650

1461/17: A. SNELL: an interesting and dated late 19th century MARINE OIL PAINTING which depicts four named warships at anchor on the Hamoaze. These are identified (left to right) as HMS "Blond"; HMS "Inconstant"; HMS "Ajax" and HMS "Forth". It is signed and dated (1899) and inscribed to the reverse: "Low Tide on the Hamoaze" together with the artist's name and address. 30ins wide and 22ins high (76 x 56cms) including the good frame. *The Hamoaze is the estuary of the River Tamar close to Plymouth c.1899

marine, object, Oil, painting

£1650

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

barometer, clock, oak, stick

£975

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

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

£785

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

animalier, bronze, dog, Mene, object

£1250

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

chess, furniture, Games, Pembroke, Table

£2950

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

etagere, furniture, rosewood, whatnot

£2450

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

clock, regulator, Vienna, Wall

£2150

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

Austrian, Bergmann, bronze, object, Vienna

£2350

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

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£3950

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

Dutch, marine, object, Oil, painting

£580

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

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1650

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

marine, object, Oil, painting

£985

1400/17: An attractive late 18th/early 19th century Sheraton period TEA CADDY of elongated octagonal shape. Veneered overall in figured sycamore (or perhaps fiddle-back mahogany) it is inlaid with pretty oval panels of English flowers to the lid and three front panels. It opens to reveal a divided interior and the original lead lining. 7.5ins wide; 5ins high; 4.25ins deep (19 x 13 x 11cms) c.1800

Caddy, object, Sheraton, tea

£625

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

chairs, furniture, Gillows, hall, Regency

£1650

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

furniture, Gillows, hall, serving, sideboard, Table

£5950

1394/17: Emile PICAULT: a very fine pair of 19th century BRONZE FIGURES entitled "Archer" and "Esrholier" (perhaps Night Watchman?). Each figure is beautifully modelled and finely cast with extraordinary attention to detail. The archer stands attending to his bow, whilst the Esrholier wears a sword and carries a lamp. Both wear feathered caps and stand 14.5ins (37cms) high. Signed to the base and inscribed with their titles. *Emile PICAULT (1833-1915) a highly regarded sculptor known for his allegorical and patriotic subjects and also mythological heroes. He regularly exhibited during the period 1863-1909. c.1890

bronze, French, object, Picault

£1650

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

object, Oil, painting, Vickers

£950

1387/17: CECIL VERNON (British, early 20th century): an impressive and attractive set of FOUR original WATERCOLOURS from the Edwardian period, which delightfully depict various hunting scenes. Entitled: "The Meet"; "Hounds Moving off to Draw"; "Full Cry" and "Run to Earth", all are signed and all are in superb condition. Complete with their original gilded frames and inner slip frames. and all are identically sized: 18 x 15ins (45.75 x 38cms). Priced for the set of FOUR. c.1910

Edwadian, Hunting, object, watercolour

£1250

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

clock, English, Library, mantel

£1850

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

18thcentury, needlework, object, stumpwork

£540

1376/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a very large and highly impressive early/mid 19th century mahogany CIRCULAR DINING TABLE in fine original condition. Typical of the quality of furniture from this highly regarded firm of cabinetmakers, it features a beautifully figured top, which tilts upwards and is supported on a massive faceted central pillar, leading to a triform base and "apple" shaped feet concealing the original large 'barrel' brass castors. This table will seat TEN comfortably if required! 60ins diameter; 29ins high. (152.5 x 73.5cms). *Original period circular dining tables of this size are rare, especially so by Gillows. c.1830

circular, dining, furniture, Gillows, Table

£6850

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

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table

£3450

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

bronze, Houdon, naked, object

£1150

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

furniture, Games, sewing, Table

£2850

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

furniture, Gillows, Table, wine

£875

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

chairs, furniture, Gillows, rosewood

£1950

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

Dressing, furniture, Gillows, mirror, object

£495

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

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

£1950

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

Alpine, object, Oil, painting

£695

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

box, case, Dressing, jewellery, object

£1250

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

box, compendium, Games, object

£1250

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

globe, object, terrestrial

£675

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

bookcase, furniture, Regency, rosewood

£1650

1258/16: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality rosewood NEST OF FOUR TABLES almost certainly by this famous firm of cabinetmakers. Beautifully veneered in finely-figured timber with solid rosewood supports leading to carved corbels and scrolled feet, the larger table features twin "D" shaped velvet-lined compartments with hinged lids. The second table is inlaid with a chess board in rosewood and satinwood, so these compartments were likely to be for the storage of chess pieces etc. Fine condition and eminently useful stables. 28ins high (max); 27ins wide (max) 12.5ins deep. (71 x 68 x 32cms) c.1825

chess, furniture, Gillows, Nest, rosewood, tables

£3950

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

Landseer, object, Oil, painting

£750

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

marine, object, Oil, painting

£495

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

Chest, Drawers, furniture, Georgian

£2450

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

object, painting, watercolour

£225

1189/16: An attractive and good quality late 19th century French OVAL CARRIAGE CLOCK of large size and in perfect condition. The case is excellent, with a shaped cast brass handle; curved oval glass panels all around and a stepped base, whilst the blued steel hands and the white enamel dial are both original and perfect. The 8-day two-train movement retains its original platform lever escapement and strikes hours and half-hours on a gong. Recently professionally cleaned, this clock is in perfect working oder and is guaranteed at least two years (as are all our clocks). c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, oval, Striking

£1150

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

clock, English, Regency, timepiece

£1350

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

8day, clock, fusee, Wall

£895

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

Chair, furniture, Hepplewhite, upholstered

£985

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

bronze, French, gilt, object

£495

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

cooler, furniture, Gillows, mahogany, wine

£3850

1009/15: A particularly fine quality late 18th or early 19th century mahogany BOOKCASE=CABINET of compact size. Below the well-drawn cornice are two glazed doors that retain most, if not all of the original glazing. These open to reveal two banks of adjustable shelves within, lined with watered silk. Below, the well-figure panel doors open to reveal shelved cupboards, and this pretty and useful cabinet is supported on elegant 'swept' bracket feet. Hinges and locks are all gilded (and original) and complete with original keys. 74ins high; 43ins wide (188 x 109cms) c.1800

bookcase, cabinet, furniture, mahogany

£2450

1003/15: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a superb quality solid mahogany PAIR OF CHAIRS in excellent condition but in needed of re-upholstery. These handsome occasional chairs, ideal perhaps for the bedroom, feature carved and fluted backs, with typical Gillows 'anthiemon' carved "ears" and buttoned upholstery, whilst the overstuffed seats are supported on turned and reeded front legs with original castors. Good chairs, and surprisingly heavy! Priced for the pair. c.1840 c.0

chairs, furniture, Gillows, mahogany, Pair

£580

939/15: A pretty PAIR of mid-19th century BRONZE FIGURES each depicting putti and standing on their original mustard-coloured Sienna Marble bases. One figure stands hand on hip, holding a sheaf of corn, whilst the other carries a bunch of garages tied to a stick and with a sickle in his right hand. Probably French, the largest stands 8ins (20cms) tall. Priced for the pair. c.1850

19thcentury, bronze, figures, French, object

£875

915/15: ANONYMOUS: an interesting and very good quality early/mid 19th century BRACKET CLOCK TIMEPIECE in full working order. The case is of finely figured "flame" mahogany and early design, with twin side carrying handles; Gothic brass fretwork panels to the sides; solid mouldings; circular aperture to the front door and brass bracket feet. The 8-day gut-driven single fusee movement has "passing strike" whilst the dial is silvered and it is complete with its good blued steel bands. An attractive and inexpensive Bracket or Table clock. 15.5ins (39cms) high. * "Passing Strike" means that each hour is marked by a single 'blow', to the bell. c.1825

8day, bracket, clock, English, fusee, mahogany, timepiece

£1350

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

635/14: A modest but somehow rather charming mid/late 19th century mahogany oval JARDINIERE or WINE COOLER ON STAND. The oval mahogany barrel-constructed removable top, bound with painted iron bands is raised on a solid mahogany base with cabriole legs carved with shells to the "knees" and terminating in carved claw-and-ball feet. Useful to plant flowers and bulbs (original zinc liner available) or as a wine cooler. c.1870

furniture, jardiniere, winecooler

£580