Stock in the 18thcentury Category

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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


2002/19: A very good quality and small late 18th century CHEST-OF-DRAWERS in fine original condition. Below the well-figured top with its solid 'thumbnail' moulding is a brushing slide, with two short and three long graduated drawers further below. All of these drawers are lined in oak and retain their original ornate cast brass handles. It is supported on original bracket feet, and retains its particularly good original warm colour and patina. An excellent; useful and highly recommended chest of compact size. 34ins wide; 19.5ins deep; 34ins high (86 x 49.5 x 86cms) c.1765

18thcentury, Chest, furniture, mahogany


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


1994/19: A handsome and rare George III period "ACT of PARLIAMENT" or TAVERN CLOCK by Robert Peake of Dereham (Norfolk). The 23-inch one-piece dial is painted with black Roman numerals on a cream ground, whilst the long trunk with its shaped door is decorated with chinoiserie pavilions and figures, with gilded scrollwork to the "ears" that flank the signature. The 8-day movement is of "A" frame construction whilst the large brass hands feature a counter-weight to the minute hand. Perfect working order; 56ins (142cms) high overall. c.1780

18thcentury, ActofParliament, clock, tavern


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


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


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


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


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