Large Edwardian era painted plaster bust of a Renaissance lady by the French sculptor Leon Noel Delagrange (1872 – 1910). Shoulder length bust of a young woman in 16th.c. dress and cap. Unusually posed with down cast eyes and a slight smile. Clearly signed Delagrange on the rear. One quite large chip to the front and a few smaller knocks, all to the bottom edge. Otherwise excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 22″, depth 8″, height 17″.
As well as being a prolific and successful sculptor Delagrange was amazingly also a pioneer of early aviation. He established a new world aviation speed record of 45 miles an hour on 30th December 1909. Sadly he was killed in an aircrash just a few days later.
Mid 19th.c. rosewood open bookcase c.1840. Well figured top with cross banded edge and apron. Over an open bookcase with two adjustable shelves. Flanked with a pair of turned columns with carved capitals and raised on a moulded plinth. Excellent colour and condition with some earlier alterations, cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 43″, depth 16″, height 37½”.
Fabulous pair of large late 19th.c. marble and ormolu mounted garnitures c.1880. Standing 19″ tall, of Classical urn form in beautifully figured and polished salmon pink coloured marble. Ormolu pineapple finials, ram’s heads and laurel leaf mounts with the original gilding. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: width 5½”, depth 4½”, height 19″.
Large mid 19th.c. portrait of a gentleman in oil on canvas. c.1870. Half length portrait of a sturdy looking old gent sat in a high back buttoned leather chair. Artist and sitter are not recorded but, rather than the aristocratic air of most period portraits, the subject here looks more like a working man. Wearing a very dark green/blue frock coat, black waistcoat and white frilled shirt with a black necktie. The black cap with polished peak is a rare feature in such a portrait suggesting perhaps a maritime background, though the only other clues as to his profession would seem to be the book (the bible perhaps?) upon which his left hand rests. Presented in the original frame with moulded and gilded detail. Excellent original condition.
Dimensions: width 36″, height 41″, depth 2″.
Lovely early 19th.c. oak chest of drawers c.1810. Solid oak top with a mahogany crossbanded border with inlaid stringing and a thumb moulded edge. Over two short and three long drawers of graduated depth with cockbeaded fronts also inlaid and crossbanded to match. With original brass swan neck handles. Flanked with a pair of turned quarter columns to the front corners with an inlaid detail below. Solid oak sides, ogee base moulding and original bracket feet. Excellent condition with particularly good colour.
Dimensions: width 44″, depth 20½”, height 35″.
Very unusual pair of large early 20th.c. Japanese silk panels embroidered with scenes of lions and tigers c.1920. 29″ x 46″ panels, one with a pair of tigers beside a steam amongst jungle foliage, the other with a male and female lion surrounded by palm trees. Each with an embroidered signature in one of the lower corners. Quite faded and worn in places. Presented on wooded stretchers with simple pine frames. Pattered lining fabric on the reverse.
Smart Edwardian mahogany office bookcase c.1905. Tall two-door cabinet fitted with five adjustable shelves of useful depth, big enough for box files. Moulded cornice over two long glass doors with a very elegant and unusual design in the glazing bars. Original brass handle and catch, solid mahogany sides and tall moulded plinth. Excellent condition, restored cleaned and polished in our workshops.
Dimensions:Dimensions: width 47″, depth 16″, height 83½”.
Late Georgian oak tilt-top tripod supper table c.1800. Four plank solid oak top of 35″ diameter. On a crisply turned baluster pedestal and nicely shaped legs. Top can be tipped to vertical to save space when not in use and retains the original catch. Some old marks to the top, otherwise excellent condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions: width 35″, depth 35″, height 28″.
Fabulous late 18th.c. French inlaid dower chest or coffer c.1790. Almost six feet long and very heavily constructed from thick chestnut timbers throughout. Flat (rather than panelled) four plank top, easily strong enough to use as a seat, with moulded detail and brass studs to the edge. Over an exceptional decorative front with superb ebony and boxwood inlays to the four shaped panels and continued on the stiles, mullions and rails. Original pierced steel escutcheon plate and brass studs. Shaped apron and front feet. Excellent condition with original hoop hinges and floor boards. Superb colour and patina, cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Dimensions width 71″, depth 24″, height 26″.