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2134/19: A really superb quality mid/late Victorian DRINKS CABINET in particularly fine original condition. The 'crisp' and beautifully-figured coromandel case opens conventionally from the top, but with the addition of twin doors to the front, to reveal the set of three original decanters and a total of 14 glasses. Astonishingly all these are in perfect condition, as are the three original matching decanters and stoppers. An applied brass plaque to the base is engraved: "Chapmans Patent". 13ins wide; 8ins deep; 9.5ins high. c.1860

coromandel, decanters, object, tantalus


2132/19: A mid-19th century solid mahogany BOOK STAND (or sometimes known as a Book "Porter"). Beautifully made with a tall baluster-turned gallery; "S" shaped terminals and with twin carrying handles, the purpose of a 'porter' was for staff to carry books from the library to the master, elsewhere in the house. 16ins wide; 8ins deep. c.1840

book, object, stand


2131/19: Anonymous: a charming unsigned late George III period OIL PAINTING on board of a fashionable young lady. She wears a high bodiced white dress with a red shawl about her shoulders and an amber necklace, whilst her hair is fashioned in the shorter style of the early 19th century. 15 x 10ins including the narrow moulded frame. *Judging by the style of her dress and her hair, the subject of this portrait dates from the early 19th century - very much in the Jane Austen mould. (Jane Austen died in 1817 aged 41years) c.1810

object, Oil, painting, portrait


2130/19: A late Victorian or Edwardian brass "Corner" UMBRELLA/STICK STAND in good condition with a cast iron base and pretty brass finials. Fits neatly into a corner, and so ideal for a smaller hallway. 24ins high; 17ins wide. c.1900

object, stand, umbrella


2128/19: A fine quality Sterling Silver "BASTING" or SERVING SPOON, in very good condition. This elegant and useful spoon has bright-cut engraved decoration to the terminal with crisp clear hallmarks to the back. Maker: William Seaman, London, 1805. 12ins long. c.1805

Georgian, object, Silver, spoon


2127/19: A mid-19th century late Regency or William IV rosewood CORRESPONDENCE or LIBRARY POST BOX, inlaid to the top with mother-of-pearl to the lid and with two compartments; one engraved (in MOP) "Answered" the other "Unanswered". In fine condition and complete with working key. 9ins wide. c.1835

box, object, post, Regency


2125/19: A fine and rare small TEA CADDY of cube shape with canted corners, decorated to the lid and all four sides with charming rural views, set within painted panels. The lid opens to reveal the original inner lid and ‘button’ handle, with much of the original lead lining intact. Complete with working lock and two working keys. *This is a very rare tea caddy, almost certainly Continental and perhaps "Spa-ware" from the Belgian town of Spa in the province of Liege, where highly regarded souvenirs were made as early as the 17th century from local wood, which was hand-decorated and now widely collected. c.1820

Caddy, object, tea


2121/19: A charming PAIR of late 18th/early 19th century Chinese NEEDLEWORK PICTURES in very good original condition. Fitted within oval gilt brass frames one of these pretty hand-sewn needlework pictures depicts a pair of deer amongst leaves, trees and flowers, whilst the other depicts two squirrels on a similar background and both retain their original good vibrant colours. Priced for the pair. Each:36cms x 30cms. c.1800

Chinese, needlework, object, picture


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

boulle, clock, desk, object


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

box, ladys, object, writing


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

box, minerals, object, specimens


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

box, compendium, object, writing


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

box, Edwards, object, writing


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

object, Oil, painting, Victorian


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

box, Dressing, jewellery, object


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

box, Chest, jewellery, object


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

Caddy, object, Regency, tortoiseshell


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

bronze, object, sculpture, Venus


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

box, Dressing, jewellery, object, Silver


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

furniture, object, stand, umbrella


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

box, decanter, object, tantalus


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

Kilburne, object, painting, watercolour


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

decanters, object, tantalus, walnut


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

object, Oil, painting, Victorian


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

bronze, figures, French, object


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

apprentice, Caddy, object, tea


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

ArtDeco, marble, object, stand


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

needlework, object, picture, Regency


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

ArtDeco, bronze, nude, object


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

box, object, Tunbridge, writing


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

apothecary, box, medicine, object


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

Caddy, object, Pair, Sheraton


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

decanters, object, tantalus, Victorian


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

object, Oil, painting, Victorian


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

object, plate, Porcelain, Worcester


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

box, Dressing, jewellery, Silver


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

box, jewellery, musical, object, Palais, Royale


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

desk, object, Silver, standish


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

American, object, racehorse, Silver


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

bronze, cat, Girl, object


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

Mordan, object, postal, scales


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

French, object, Oil, painting


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

object, Porcelain, portrait


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

17thcentury, map, object, SouthAmerica


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

17thcentury, Italy, map, object


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

bronze, French, horse, object


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

bronze, dog, Mene, object


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

carving, Italian, marble, object


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

Hadley, object, Porcelain, Worcester


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

Hadley, object, Porcelain, Worcester


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

Hadley, object, Porcelain, Worcester


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

Doughty, object, Porcelain, Worcester


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

ArtDeco, bronze, object, sculpture


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

marine, object, Oil, painting


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

object, Oil, painting, Regency


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

ArtNouveau, box, furniture, post


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

needlework, object, sampler


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

17thcentury, needlework, object, stumpwork


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

object, Porcelain, Worcester


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

landscape, object, Oil, painting


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

Fielding, object, Oil, painting


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

ArtsCrafts, object, Ramsden, Silver


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

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


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

Goldscheider, object, sculpture, terracotta


1821/18: An elegant and fine quality SILVER SUGAR BASKET in excellent condition. Of 'boat' shape with a pretty swing handle, it is supported on an oval pedestal base and is beautifully decorated with 'bright-cut' engraving throughout. The handle and edge of the base are cast with beading, and it is fully hallmarked for London: 1873. c.1873

object, Silver, Sterling, sugar


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

box, object, Silver, snuff


1807/18: Something a little different: a small collection of five early 19th century MINIATURE PORTRAITS arranged together in one contemporary oval gilded frame. To the centre is a fine portrait of Admiral Nelson, with Lady Hamilton and perhaps Samuel Johnson as two of the other well-known figures that surround him...the remaining two are currently a mystery. All appear in fine condition, and the frame seems original. 24ins high; 21.5ins wide. *To the back is a handwritten inscription (illustrated) which has not yet been deciphered! c.1820

Miniature, Nelson, object, painting


1788/18: A fine and unusually large early 19th century SILKWORK PICTURE in very fine original condition. Complete with its original ornate gilded frame (which shows no signs of having been disturbed) it has retained all of its bright sparkling colours and depicts a biblical scene ~ perhaps Rebecca at the well ~ with further figures and a town in the distance. The needlework is exquisite, with longstitich; cross-stich and stumpwork techinques being used. 25 x 22ins (63.5 x 56cms) including the frame; the image: 18ins x 14.5ins (45.5 x 37cms). *NB: apologies for the reflections caused by the original glass. c.1830

needlework, object, picture, stumpwork


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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