Stock in the 18thcentury Category

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

18thcentury, DumbWaiter, furniture, Table

£985

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

18thcentury, Chest, Drawers, furniture

£1850

2072/19: A remarkable late 18th century "rolled paper" TEA CADDY in fine original condition. Of hexagonal shape, all twelve panels and the top are decorated in tiny brightly-coloured and gilded rolls of paper arranged in patterns, whilst some edges are finished in chequered string inlay. It is surmounted by a cast brass 'bow' handle and opens to reveal the original inner lid and much of the original lead lining. 7ins (18cms) max width. *Sometimes called "quilling" the practice of decorating tea caddies with tiny rolls of coloured or gilded paper was practiced by "ladies of leisure" though the quality of this caddy indicates they might also have been produced commercially. c.1785

18thcentury, Caddy, GeorgeIII, object

£1150

2071/19: A very fine late 18th century George III period TORTOISESHELL TEA CADDY in superb original condition. Of so-called "tented" design (due to its gabled top) this lovely caddy features a traditional cast silver "bow" handle and vacant shield-shaped cartouche to the front above which is the original cast silver escutcheon. The interior retains much of its original lead lining and it is in truly lovely condition. Measurements: 6.25ins (16cms) wide. c.1790

18thcentury, Caddy, object, tortoiseshell

£1750

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

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£5950

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

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£4250

1999/19: Gaetano MERCHI: a splendid late 18th century TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE of the famous French dancer, Mlle. Guimand supported on its original variegated marble base. Signed by the artist and dated 1779. 28ins high overall. * Gaetano MERCHI was a renowned Italian sculptor born in 1747. He portrayed a number of famous actresses, including the French dancer Marie-Madeleine Guimand whilst studying in Paris. (Apart from being a very successful dancer, Mlle. Guimand was one of the most famous courtesans of pre-revolutionary France.) Merchi died in 1823. c.1780

18thcentury, object, sculpture, terracotta

£950

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

18thcentury, Chippendale, furniture, Table

£1850

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

18thcentury, bureau, furniture, walnut

£1650

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

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

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