George II Walnut & Parcel Gilt Mirror

An Impressive George II Walnut and parcel gilt mirror of good colour retaining the original glass plate. The swan neck pediment centered with a carved Ho Ho bird.

Price £2800

Dimensions: 132cm high, 66cm wide,

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18th Century Dated Oak Box

18th Century Oak box of lovely colour in very good original condition with nice original metal work. Initialled A B and dated 1738.

Price £1100

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17th Century Carved Oak Box

This is a rare and outstanding mid 17th Century carved Oak Box. The Superbly carved front depicts a pair of Sea-Wyverns . The box is in good original order, retaining for the most part its original hinges. It has a very good rich warm colour and patina.

A wyvern from a fourteenth century Welsh manuscript
A wyvern (/’wa?v?rn/ WY-v?rn, sometimes spelled wivern) is a legendary creature with a dragon’s head and wings, a reptilian body, two legs, and a tail often ending in a diamond- or arrow-shaped tip. A sea-dwelling variant dubbed the sea-wyvern has a fish tail in place of a barbed dragon’s tail.

The wyvern in its various forms is important to heraldry, frequently appearing as a mascot of schools and athletic teams (chiefly in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada). It is a popular creature in European and British literature, video games, and modern fantasy. The wyvern in heraldry and folklore is rarely fire-breathing like the four-legged dragon. Sometimes modern fantasy book and media authors have wyverns that are frost-breathing or poison-breathing instead of fire-breathing.

Price £2600 SOLD

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Charles II Olive Oyster-Veneered And Floral Marquetry Cabinet On Stand.

A Rare And Highly Important Charles II Olive Oyster-Veneered And Floral Marquetry Cabinet On Stand.

Circa 1665-1680.

Probably by Gerrit Jensen cabinet-maker to the royal household.

The moulded cornice and cushion drawer with marquetry panels above a pair of doors each centered with an arrangement of flowers and a perching Parrot surrounded by foliate spandrels. The outstanding interior with eleven marquetry drawers and central door with three further drawers behind all lined in oak and retaining the original gilded fish tail handles. The drawers are clearly numbered we believe by the maker in roman numerals. The sides are also decorated in similar marquetry panels. The stand with a long frieze drawer oyster-veneered with marquetry panels on twist turned walnut legs with shaped stretcher and bun feet. The twist legs and stretcher replaced to match the original design.

The striking similarities in the detail of the marquetry work and handles on this cabinet and that on the one at Ham House by Gerrit Jenson lead us to believe it is likely they were made by the same maker. Elizabeth Murray of Ham House was the countess of Dysart a former town and borough close to Edinbrough where this cabinet was discovered. The Murray family home was Tullibardine Castle that was dismantled in 1747 and then completely demolished in the 1830s. Elizabeth Murray who was close to Charles II had an eye for the finest furniture and works of art, she significatly extended and refurbished Ham house around 1670-1680.

A Cabinet very similar to this one was recently acquired by the National Museum Of Victoria, it was sold previously at Christies in ( The English collector & Tapestries ) London on the 31 of October 2012, Lot 62.

Literature
for other examples of this type see:
Herbert Cescinsky, English Furniture from Gothic to Sheraton, page 129 & 135.
Herbert Cescinsky, English Furniture of the 18th Century, page 96 & 97.
Adam Bowett  English Furniture from Charles II to Queen Anne, page 57 to 59.
Herbert Cescinsly and Ernest R.Gribble, Early English Furniture and Woodwork, page 260 & 261.

Price £45,000

Dimensions 165cm high, 105cm wide, 48cm deep.

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A Fine 18th Century Walnut French Panettiere

This is a wonderful example of an 18th Century Walnut french bread hanging cupboard or Panettiere. The colour is outstanding it is rich ,warm and really glows,  the carving is crisply executed. The escutcheon, hinge and lock are original, amazingly so is the key. There are many 19th Century examples to be found but not many from the 18th Century. The word Panettiere translates simply as baker.

Panettieres were usually crafted with fittings to allow them to be hung on the wall, keeping the bread safe from children and pets, until it could be served at the family table.  The best and most original panettieres are those of Provence, which then influenced those of Languedoc and Dauphiné. Originally the panetiere was simply a wooden box, perforated and placed directly on the table.  In the 18th century, turned wood spindles and more decorative aprons and cornices began to appear, replacing coarse wood panels. We also see at this time the addition of small doors through which the bread could be inserted, and locks to further secure the perishable treasure.

Price £1950

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17th Century Oak Coffer SOLD

This is an exceptional 17th Century Oak Coffer or Mule Kist in really good original condition with a great colour and patina.
The quality of the carving and for that matter the whole construction of the chest is first class. It retains wonderful quality original strap hinges.

Price £2600 SOLD

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Early 18th Century Walnut Chest Of Drawers

A lovely early 18th Century Walnut Chest of Drawers of relatively small proportions and well figured matched veneers with box wood stringing and original handles with two new drops on the bottom drawer. The feet are partly original.

Price £2600

Dimensions: 89cm high x 90cm wide x 53cm deep

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Small 18th Century Mahogany Chest Of Drawers

A fine and well proportioned small 18th Century George I I Mahogany chest of drawers of delicious rich warm colour and patina with brushing slide and original handles standing on well shaped ogee bracket feet. Amazingly the chest retains an original key which operates one of the locks.

Price £3600

Dimensions

Height = 76 cm (29.9″)
Width = 77 cm (30.3″)
Depth = 47 cm (18.5″)

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A Fine 18th Century Mahogany Lowboy

Description

18th Century George 11 Mahogany lowboy with inverted corners and extremely elegant well carved cabriole legs . Made from the finest quality Cuban Mahogany.

 

Early 18th Century Walnut Lowboy

A rare George 1st Walnut Lowboy with caddy top in excellent original condition and of exceptional colour. The Lowboy has fine feather banding to the drawers and top and retains its original brass knobs. It is nice to see the quadrant bead continuing down the sides of the lowboy from the top.
This Lowboy was previously sold at Christie’s on the 21 June 2004 , Lot 210 from the collection of the Myddelton family of Chirk Castle

Christie’s Country House Sale
21 June 2004
London – On 21 June 2004, Christie’s will stage a classic Country House Sale of works of art and
household objects from the private collection of the Myddelton family at Chirk Castle, Wrexham,
Wales. The superb auction will comprise a diverse selection of over five hundred objects from the
family wing at the Castle, the majority never seen by the public before. Highlights will include
furniture, paintings, ceramics, books and silver as well as antique household effects.
“After long discussions, we have decided with sadness to leave our private apartment at Chirk Castle. The Myddelton
family has had an unbroken connection with the property since 1595 so this has not been an easy decision,” said Guy
Myddelton. “The National Trust who run Chirk Castle very effectively now welcome around 80,000 visitors a year.
While we are pleased that so many people come to visit and enjoy the Castle and its grounds, it has become too busy an
environment to bring up our young children. We will not be able to take all our belongings with us to our new home,
hence we have instructed Christie’s to stage this sale in June.”
“We are confident that this auction will not only provide an opportunity to introduce the rich history of Chirk Castle
to a wider audience but will also give collectors, both private and institutional, a fantastic opportunity to acquire fine
works of art and household mementos”, said Richard Roundell, Vice-Chairman of Christie’s UK and
Representative of Christie’s in Wales.

 

Dimensions

Height = 70 cm (27.6″)
Width = 81 cm (31.9″)
Depth = 48 cm (18.9″

Price £6500

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Fine 18th Century Irish Mahogany Settee

A superb and rare 18th Century Irish Mahogany Settee Circa 1740. The wonderfully shaped splat and top rail excellently carved with Scallop shell and Seaweed, the Cabriole leg boldly carved with leaf and claw and ball foot. The Settee was undoubtedly made for an important house and almost certainly made by a renowned Irish furniture maker of the 18th Century. The piece made in the early period of Mahogany furniture has been made from finest Quality timbers and is of excellent Colour. There are many 19th Century Irish Mahogany Settees but very few 18th Century ones have survived.
The underside of the settee bears the label  (FRANK PARTRIDGE WORKS OF ART 26 KING ST. ST. JAMES’S AND NEW YORK.)

Price £18,000

Dimensions: 97cm High,162cm Wide, 60cm Deep.

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17TH CENTURY OAK GATELEG TABLE

Description:
A lovely 17th century Oak gateleg with Braganza foot of small proportions and good colour retaining two of the original hinges.

Price £1,100
Dimensions
Height = 71 cm (28″)
Width = 107 cm (42″)
Depth = 116 cm (46″)

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A FINE 18TH CENTURY MAHOGANY TEA TABLE

Description:
A fine and rare 18th century double gate Mahogany tea table with book matched top opening to reveal a leg at each corner The table is made from finest quality Cuban mahogany, well shaped and of pleasing small proportions with excellently executed and deeply carved shell and foliage to all four knees, feet and ear pieces. The colour of the table is outstanding. The handle on the drawer is original and the original hinges are stamped H.Tibats, hinges by this maker have been found on numerous pieces of finest quality 18th century furniture.
Literature
P. Thornton , A Signed Hinge, Furniture History 1966 pp44-5 pl. XXIII.

Price £7,400

Dimensions
Height = 72 cm (29″)
Width = 80 cm (32″)
Depth = 43 cm (17″)

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FINE 18TH CENTURY TRIPOD TABLE

Description:
A very elegant 18th Century Mahogany tripod table having an extremely well figured one piece top and carved base with acanthus leaf and claw and ball foot.

Price £2,200

Dimensions

Height = 71 cm (28″)
Width = 84 cm (33″)
Depth = 84 cm (33″)

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MID 18TH CENTURY MAHOGANY TRIPOD

Description:
A superb 18th Century Mahogany tripod table with one piece top of outstanding colour and patina with gun barrel turning, birdcage action and claw and ball foot.

Price £2,600

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FINE 18TH CENTURY RED WALNUT CHEST OF DRAWERS

Description:
A rare early 18th Century George II red Walnut chest of drawers with original handles and fluted quartered columns Standing on Ogee bracket feet that are for the most part original. The colour and condition of this wonderfully proportioned piece is outstanding. It is interesting to note that the base of the columns along with the capitals were originally gilded, traces of which can still be seen. The original drawer linings made in Oak are in good clean condition. A great friend of my Fathers and a real expert in period English furniture Bernard Dickinson used to refer to this type of chest as a little Gentleman.

Price £4,200 SOLD
Dimensions
Height = 80 cm (32″)
Width = 90 cm (36″)
Depth = 46 cm (18″)

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LARGE 17TH CENTURY OAK DROP LEAF TABLE

Description:
A very good large 17th Century Oak gateleg table of superb colour and patina with bobbin turned base retaining wonderful original drawer made in elm and oak. The table has kept its lovely original hinges that are riveted through the top. It will very comfortably seat eight people possibly ten if required.

Price £3,800,   Dimensions
Height = 72 cm (29″)
Width = 179 cm (71″)
Depth = 154 cm (61″)

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FINE 18TH CENTURY MAHOGANY KNEEHOLE DESK

Description:
A wonderful 18th Century Mahogany Kneehole Desk of outstanding colour and patina, retaining original handles locks and feet, having very nicely shaped brackets and feet. The Drawer linings are very clean and made in Oak.

Price £3,400

Dimensions
Height = 80 cm (32″)
Width = 90 cm (36″)
Depth = 46 cm (18″)

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EARLY 18TH CENTURY WALNUT BUREAU

A Fine Early 18th Century Walnut Bureau of good colour having a superb shaped and stepped interior with concave door and pull out Columns. The linings are clean and made in Oak. Handles and feet replaced in keeping with the period.

Price £2,950

Dimensions 92cm wide,106cm high, 50cm deep

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FINE LATE 18TH CENTURY MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE

A lovely late 18th Century Mahogany Side Table inlaid with fans, stringing and checkered border.
The table is in wonderful original condition with Oak linings and original lion Mask handles.

Price £950

Dimensions 79cm wide, 45cm deep, 75cm high

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