A fine Chippendale period Mahogany Tripod Table of very good colour with bird cage action. Made from the very best cuban Mahogany and in outstanding original condition. It is a masterpiece in design and execution from the pinnacle of the English furniture making period. The stem carved with a twist and the legs expertly carved with acanthus leaf and claw and ball foot.
Height = 70 cm (27.6″)
Width = 79 cm (31.1″)
Depth = 79 cm (31.1″)
A Charles II Oak Armchair with Scroll carved back and stretcher of excellent rich colour. This is an honest chair with minor patches, the feet are tipped with about two inches added to each foot.
A rare and impressive late 17th Century Mulberry Chest On Stand in the manner of Coxed & Woster having very good colour and patina in burr Oak and Walnut with quarter veneered and feather banded top in Walnut. The later stand matches the top perfectly, the same timbers have been used and the design is correct for the period in every aspect.
Much has been written about the firm Coxed & Woster who made quite a lot of Mulberry Furniture from around 1690 to 1720. There were obviously other makers of Mulberry although very little has survived in anything like good condition. In the past pieces have been described as Mulberry when in fact they are just burr veneers of one wood or another. This piece is a true Mulberry in every sense of the word.
A piece with similar veneers was sold at Christies on the 8th of July 1999 , Lot 97.
There is an excellent article in Peg and ‘Tails by Jack Plane who in my opinion understands Mulberry far better than some others who have written on the subject. https://pegsandtails.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/mulberry-shmul
Height = 149 cm (58.7″)
Width = 106 cm (41.7″)
Depth = 60 cm (23.6″)
A wonderful early 18th Century Welsh Oak Coffer Bach of outstanding deep rich Colour and patina with inlaid stars and half chevron banding to the front. The lid is removable as is normal on this model of Coffer and the inside is nice and clean just as we like to see.
Dimensions: Height = 49 cm (19.3″)
Width = 62 cm (24.4″)
Depth = 38 cm (15.0″)
A very good 17th century carved Oak Coffer from the north of England having good colour and patina with its original hinges. The inside is exceptionally clean with Elm panels to the back sides and bottom. A fine example in lovely original condition.
Height = 71 cm (28.0″)
Width = 135 cm (53.1″)
Depth = 61 cm (24.0″
A very attractive 17th century Oak Mule Kist from the Trough Of Bowland with original ebonised borders around the scroll carved panels. The Coffer has its original hinges and inlaid initials of I D E on the top rail. The colour is very good as is the condition ,its very clean and untouched inside.
Height = 78 cm (30.7″)
Width = 125 cm (49.2″)
Depth = 54 cm (21.3″)
A profusely carved 17th century west country Oak Coffer of wonderful colour and very solid construction with original ring hinges. The Coffer is in good original order throughout.
Height = 82 cm (32.3″)
Width = 142 cm (55.9″)
Depth = 65 cm (25.6″)
A rare 17th century Oak Mule Kist with paneled top and unusual construction featuring a series of small panels. Dated 1690 and initialled I V. The colour and condition of the Coffer is superb with original ring hinges.
Height = 82 cm (32.3″)
Width = 137 cm (53.9″)
Depth = 59 cm (23.2″)
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.
Dimensions: 132cm high, 66cm wide,
18th Century Oak box of lovely colour in very good original condition with nice original metal work. Initialled A B and dated 1738.
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
A Rare And Highly Important Charles II Olive Oyster-Veneered And Floral Marquetry Cabinet On Stand.
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.
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.
Dimensions 165cm high, 105cm wide, 48cm deep.
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.
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.
Dimensions: 89cm high x 90cm wide x 53cm deep
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.
Height = 76 cm (29.9″)
Width = 77 cm (30.3″)
Depth = 47 cm (18.5″)
18th Century George 11 Mahogany lowboy with inverted corners and extremely elegant well carved cabriole legs . Made from the finest quality Cuban Mahogany.
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.
Height = 70 cm (27.6″)
Width = 81 cm (31.9″)
Depth = 48 cm (18.9″
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.)
Dimensions: 97cm High,162cm Wide, 60cm Deep.
A lovely 17th century Oak gateleg with Braganza foot of small proportions and good colour retaining two of the original hinges.
Height = 71 cm (28″)
Width = 107 cm (42″)
Depth = 116 cm (46″)