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George III Period Antique Mahogany Pole Screen Fire Screen

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Antique firescreen with oval portrait of a young lady, the slender pole standing on inverted tripod base terminating in square spade foot typical of the late 18th century.

English circa 1790 £85 as is
 
155cm / 61" high max
41cm / 16" wide at base
41cm / 16" deep at base

 

Unusual And Important Early 20th Century Stainless Steel Antique Fire Fender

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This is a very unusual fire fender being as it is an important early example of stainless steel manufacture. This is a pleasing design which is a good weight despite having intricate pierced latticework decoration. Difficult to date, but probably from the first quarter of the 20th century, this is an interesting, useful and durable addition to any home.

English, probably Sheffield, circa 1925 £480
Impressed mark "I.C.STAINLESS∙STEEL"

147.5cm / 58" wide internal
150.5cm / 59¼" wide max
28.5cm / 11¼" deep internal
31cm / 12¼" deep max
11.5cm / 4½h

Early 19th Century Regency Print Of Elephant Decoy Fastened To A Tree

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19th century antique print of "Decoy Elephants Leaving the Male Fastened to a Tree / Des Elephants Dressés laissant le Male". This picture is from a book called "Oriental Field Sports", this print dated 1819.
One such print is on display in the British High Commission, New Delhi, India.
http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/work.aspx?obj=22168
Author: Captain Thomas Williamson
Artist: Samuel Howitt (1756-1823)
Engraver: Henri Merke (Active 1800-1820)

English circa 1819 £150

64cm / 25" high
75cm / 29½" wide
3cm / 1" deep

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Set Of Antique Library Steps / Step Commode

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Early 19th century Regency mahogany bedroom step commode. This set of steps has a hidden compartment for night time emergencies. It is complete with seat and pot which appear to be original. It is made of very good quality mahogany with flame mahogany panels. There is leather or skiver on the surfaces that are stood on. Also might be useful in the library.

English circa 1820 £780

45cm / 17½" wide
66cm / 26" high
69cm / 27" deep

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Folding Tea Table

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18th century mahogany antique folding tea table. This table stands on four square taper legs typical of the George III period. The decoration is also typical of the late 18th century with a flame mahogany panel, stringing around the edges of the top and the front panels and with plume of feathers motifs and oval flower inlays at the top of the legs. This tea table is a good small size and would be useful as a side table, wine table or sofa table to fit any spot, while also having the minimum twenty four inch knee clearance required for comfortable dining.

English circa 1790 £480

46cm / 18" deep closed
90cm / 35½" deep open
92cm / 36" wide
74cm / 29" high closed
71cm / 28" high open

 

18th Century George III Period Mahogany Antique Folding Tea Table

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18th century mahogany antique folding tea table. This table stands on four square taper legs typical of the George III period. The decoration is also typical of the late 18th century with a flame mahogany panel, stringing around the edges of the top and the front panels and with plume of feathers motifs and oval flower inlays at the top of the legs. This tea table is a good small size and would be useful as a side table, wine table or sofa table to fit any spot, while also having the minimum twenty four inch knee clearance required for comfortable dining.

English circa 1790 £480

46cm / 18" deep closed
90cm / 35½" deep open
92cm / 36" wide
74cm / 29" high closed
71cm / 28" high open

Pair of Chinese Enamel Cloisonné Ginger Jars

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Pair of Chinese cloisonné enamel ginger jars with lids. This pair of jars are in very good condition with very detailed cloisonné work. The decoration on the jars are a mirror image rather than being identical, this is a good sign of quality as a cheaper or more modern example would have the same image on both pieces.

Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects. In recent centuries, vitreous enamel has been used, and inlays of cut gemstones, glass and other materials were also used during older periods. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or affixing silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln.

In antiquity, the cloisonné technique was mostly used for jewellery and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs, with thick cloison walls. In the Byzantine period techniques using thinner wires were developed to allow more pictorial images to be produced, mostly used for religious images and jewellery, and by then always using enamel. By the 14th century this enamel technique had spread to China, where it was soon used for much larger vessels such as bowls and vases; the technique remains common in China to the present day, and cloisonné enamel objects using Chinese-derived styles were produced in the West from the 18th century.

Chinese 20th Century £350

22cm / 8½" high
14cm / 5½" wide

19th Century Victorian Antique Cast Iron Table

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19th century cast iron antique table base. This table base is a pretty design with foliate scrolls and rosettes, while also having the strength to hold a heavy top if required. It has slender yet strong triangular stretchers underneath to keep the end supports in place. It is currently painted green, while not being very recently done, the paint does look to be in good order. It currently is being used with a plywood top, a new top of marble, slate or hard wood would look very good. The chairs not included in the sale.
 
English circa 1860 £650
 
The base is:
43cm / 17" deep
74cm / 29" high
153cm / 60" long
 
The top is:
92cm / 36" deep
173cm / 68" long

19th Century Victorian Antique Cast Iron Table In The Manner Of Coalbrookdale

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19th century cast iron antique table base. This table base is a pretty design with foliate scrolls and rosettes, while also having the strength to hold a heavy top if required. It has slender yet strong triangular stretchers underneath to keep the end supports in place. It is currently painted green, while not being very recently done, the paint does look to be in good order. It currently is being used with a plywood top, a new top of marble, slate or hard wood would look very good. The chairs are wrought iron and are not included in the price of the table.

English circa 1860 £650

The base is:
43cm / 17" deep
74cm / 29" high
153cm / 60" long

The top is:
92cm / 36" deep
173cm / 68" long

Set of Twelve Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Dining Chairs

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Very fine quality set of twelve 19th century Regency mahogany antique dining chairs. This set of chairs are an especially good size being as they are large enough to be comfortable without being too wide. Although they are a very elegant early 19th century design, with slender reeded decoration on the arms, legs and back uprights, in fact they are very solid. The design is interesting as it shows clearly the transition from George III period with both the earlier close reeding on the flat surfaces coupled with the reeded leg so typical of the Regency period. The curved x-frame back design echoes the classical form of furniture discovered in the excavations of the late 18th century. The construction is classic pre-Victorian, with tennon jointed frame, the back rail dovetailed on from above and hand saw marks by the corner stretchers. The later carvers are constructed to the same exceptional level of detail as the ten single chairs. A favourite detail has to be the small carved swags hanging under the top rail, a really lovely finishing touch.

English circa 1810 £12,500

Carver
53cm / 21" wide
46cm / 18" high seat
88cm / 34½" high
53cm / 21" deep

Single
48cm / 19" wide
46cm / 18" high seat
85cm / 33½" high
51cm / 20" deep