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10th Jul 2013 Fine Art and Antiques Sale

This sale includes a fine collection of 4 Albrecht Dürer engravings from the collection of Sir Clifford Curzon and Lady Curzon. Another great treasure to be offered in the sale is a copy of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570), the Theatre of the World. This vellum bound collection of 70 engraved maps on 53 double page map sheets is the work of Abraham Ortelius, and the work is considered to be the first modern atlas.

Viewing ;
Saturday 6th July 10am - 4pm
Monday 8th July 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9th July 9am - 5pm
Morning of sale 9am - 10:45am

Sale Catalogue

Featured Lots

178 :: Ortelius, Abraham. Theatrum Orbis Terrarrum. 1570. Seventy maps engraved on fifty-three uniform map sheets, with text and ninety-one bibliographical references in the Catalogus Auctorum. The preliminary text is foxed and there are a few worm holes in the inner margin. Maps 3; 4; 5; 16-53 each have...
Price Achieved:
£20000.00.

195 :: Constantin Egorovitch Makowsky (1839 -1915). Full length portrait of Alexi Nikolaevich, the Tsarevich, being the only son of Nicholas and Alexandra, heir to the Romanov throne. Oil on canvas, 25in (63.5cm) x 15¾in (40cm). Unframed....
Price Achieved:
£11000.00.

170 :: His Highness the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh. The Goshawk and Its Treatment. 1862. A manuscript on the Goshawk written on 72 leaves of a quarto ruled book. The title page with his name. The manuscript deals with the general treatment and training of the bird both in sickness and health with various recipes to cure many and vario...
Price Achieved:
£5200.00.

191 :: John Wragg. (b.1937) A gentleman of the road. Acrylic on paper, 28¾in (73cm) x 19¾in (50.2cm). Framed and glazed....
Price Achieved:
£3600.00.

20 :: An Edward VIII Hallmarked Silver Wine Jug, London 1936 In the George I revival style of smooth baluster form with scroll handle and sparrow beak spout on a footed base. 8½in (21.5cm) H. 41.5ozt (1300g)....
Price Achieved:
£2000.00.

179 :: Londinum Feracissimi Gliae Regni Metropolis. Hand-coloured engraving, 13in (33cm) x 19.125in (48.6cm). With early hand-colouring. Mounted, framed and glazed....
Price Achieved:
£1900.00.

210 :: W. Hunt. Full length portrait of a man seated in a tavern, his left arm leaning on a small table on which is a pipe, a jug of beer and a glass. Watercolour over traces of pencil. 14½in (37cm) x 10½in (27.2cm). Signed and dated 1821. Framed and glazed....
Price Achieved:
£1800.00.

147 :: Bouquet, Michel. The Tourist’s Ramble in the Highlands. 36 plates of the Most Interesting and Pittoresques Views of Scotland Delineated from Nature and Lithographied. London and Paris. Large folio, n. d. [c. 1845]. Lithographic title page and 35 lithographs on 24 leaves of thick paper, the lithographs printed on India paper and laid in. The original paper-covered lithographically printed boards with green cloth spine....
Price Achieved:
£1700.00.

211 :: W. Hunt. Three quarter length portrait of a boy in a cap and smock examining a painting on an easel with a candle. Watercolour. 11in (27.7cm) x 8in (20cm). Signed. Mounted, framed and glazed....
Price Achieved:
£1200.00.

172 :: A manuscript genealogical tree of the house of the Stuart family of Traquair. Sepia ink and watercolour on vellum, 34¾in (88.3cm) x 28¼in (71.8cm). The overall "tree" commences with Bancho, Thane of Lochaber, noting his death in the year 1043. Bancho (or Banquo) was according to Shakespeare killed by...
Price Achieved:
£1200.00.

 

Full Catalogue

225 :: A pair of 19th century pollard oak bedside cabinets the ogee drawers surmounting figured panel doors on plinth bases. 17½in (44.5cm) x 17½in (44.5cm) x 30¾ (78cm)....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

226 :: An Art Deco period 'Compactum' range oak consul table by E. Gomme of High Wycombe (forerunner of G-Plan), the keysone gallery back and mouldings picked out in turquoise, makers label inside and button to the front. 245/8in (62.5cm) W x 20in (51cm) D x 33in (84cm) H....
Price Achieved: £260.00.

227 :: A pair of Arts & Crafts oak buffet tables c1905 in their original finish and with an overhanging top surmounting two shelves between cut away trellis supports to square tapering legs. 30in (76cm) W x 12in (53.5cm) D x 36in (91.5cm) H....
Price Achieved: £180.00.

228 :: A Liberty of London Arts & Crafts oak hallstand c.1900 the twin castellation and heart piercings surmount a mirror and glove box flanked by stick stands bearing the stylized mushroom Liberty cap are finished with handmade copper drip trays 36in (91.5cm) W x 12¾in (32.5cm) D x 84in (213.5cm) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

229 :: An Edwardian lady's walnut writing table by Shapland and Petter of Barnstaple (fl. 1848-1905) the original tooled green leather skiver flanked by conjoined stationery drawers carved in the intermediary with scrolling acanthus surmount a shallow five drawer base (fully stamped to each lock with the maker’s initials) over delicate turn...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

230 :: A 19th century walnut pedestal desk by Edwards & Roberts (fl. 1845-1900) the original leathered top with unique gadroon inlaid quadrant edge supported on four drawer pedestals flanking a central stationery drawer bearing the maker’s stamp, all crossbanded in satinwood. 48in (122cm) W x 25¼in (64cm) D x 29i...
Price Achieved: £350.00.

231 :: A mid-Victorian carved dark oak 'Green Man' hallstand the flared cornice flanked by moon crescent carved half-pediments supported on fluted columns with a recessed mirror and a cabinet beneath. 48½in (123cm) W x 14in (35.5cm) D x 84in (213.5cm) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

232 :: An early and unusual Victorian walnut elevating piano stool by Evan Llewellyn (fl. 1855-1870) the revolving overstuffed seat with full maker’s details (and dated April 20th 1866) surmounts a serpentine burr walnut shelved cabinet with Solomonic pilaster columns over porcelain casters. 15in (38cm) x 13¼in (33.5cm) x 20in (51cm)...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

233 :: A pair of Arts & Crafts bookcase side tables with spreading trellised supports. 24in (61cm) W x 12in (30.5cm) D x 29¼in (74.5cm) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

234 :: A Liberty of London Arts & Crafts oak mirror back sideboard the tile frieze of Burmantofts style pale yellow tiles surmount a shaped shelf and bevelled mirror, with oak lined drawer, Henry Squire & Sons locks, and typical Liberty copper strap hinged cupboard doors, all supported on splay legs. 54in (13...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

235 :: A pair of Arts & Crafts oak armchairs the pierced top rail surmounts a three bar splat with continuing pierced design flanked by bowed arms and with drop in seats supported on square tapering legs to club feet. 46¼in (117.5cm) H. and smaller....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

236 :: A late Victorian marble top washstand the 12 sepia acanthus design tile back with broken classical pediment is supported by a two drawer and single cupboard base with turned columns to ceramic casters. 42½in (107.5cm) W x 20in (51cm) D x 50in (127cm )H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

237 :: A 19th century French style walnut sofa the serpentine scrolling back and overstuffed seat are set within a sweeping walnut frame to scroll legs with casters. 70in (178cm) W x 31in (79cm) D x 26½in (67.5) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

238 :: An early 20th century mahogany cheval mirror the bevelled rectangular looking glass held between turned, finial topped supports on splay legs to slipper casters, united by a blind fretwork stretcher. 62½in (159cm) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

239 :: An early 20th century butchers block on a single drawer frame base with black painted iron ring handles, badge for “G Rushbrooke (Smithfield) Ltd”. 24in (61cm) x 23½in (60cm) D x 34½in (87.5cm) H....
Price Achieved: £300.00.

240 :: A pair of 19th century French single beds finished in blue verdigris and complete with handmade traditionally upholstered bases and mattresses. 40in (101.5cm) W x 45in (114.5cm) H x 80½in (204.5cm) L....
Price Achieved: £300.00.

241 :: A William IV period rosewood drum library table the circular top with a gilt tooled blue skiver above four frieze drawers with foliate cast brass pull handles and ivory letter plaques, on boldly turned and lappet carved column and triform base with tapered bun feet and recessed castors. 44&frac...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

242 :: A set of four 19th century mahogany ribbon back dining chairs with cupids bow top rails and with square chamfered legs in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. 21½in (54.5cm) W x 37in (94cm) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

243 :: A pair of Belle Epoque mahogany ribbon back carver chairs the acanthus carving to the top rail following down through the splat and onto the cabriole legs, terminating in ball and claw feet. 38½in (98cm) H x 23in (58.5cm) W....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

244 :: A late Victorian mahogany partners desk with gild tooled brown leather skiver on fluted quarter column pedestals to plinth bases. 63in (160cm) x 47¼in (120cm) x 30in (76.5cm) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

245 :: A pair of early 20th century mahogany Scandinavian floor standing open bookcases with boxwood stringing and bearing the maker's label for Brodrene Ollendorff Mobilfabrik, Christiana (now Oslo) c.1905. 39½in (100.5cm) W x 513/8in (130.5cm) H x 13¼in (33.5cm) D....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

246 :: An early 20th century mahogany Scandinavian oval centre table with fan paterae and boxwood stringing supported by four fluted columns to a platform base c.1905. 45¼in (115cm) x 335/8in (85.5cm) x 29¼in (74cm) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

247 :: A 19th century mahogany demi-lune folding tea table with square tapered legs to delicate spade feet. 32½in (80cm) dia. x 30in (76cm) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

248 :: A 19th century Scandinavian, painted pine, child's dining suite comprising a bench, three chairs and a table, the wrap around open chair back to a D-shaped seat on scroll legs (some wear to the painted decoration on the seats). 21¾in (55cm) H., and the table with rectangular top over square tapered legs...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

249 :: A pair of painted beech, grey and gilt, high back chair with shell cartouche and acanthus carvings to the knee and upholstered in floral painted tooled leather. 45in (114.5cm) H....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.