Attributed to Theodore Lane (1800 – 1828)
A magnificent pair of Irish George III period cut glass vases and covers in neo-classical taste, beautifully cut with hobnail and diamond points and of terrific colour. These vases were typically supplied ensuite with chandeliers with similar vase shaped shafts for drawing and dining rooms, for placing on marble mantelpieces. They express the fragility and coherent taste of the age .
A beautiful quality, best mahogany library bookcase in mint condition. With fine ‘Gothick’ glazed doors with original glass, frieze drawer and cupboards below, one fitted with pigeon holes. Identical to published examples by Gillows of Lancaster and London. With well panelled pilasters to the edges and mitred corners to all doors.
A fine quality and beautifully patinated English George III period best mahogany chest of drawers with original handles, well shaped ogee form bracket feet and brushing slide set within the top. The corners finely moulded and the whole in beautiful original condition.
A superb quality and rare English George III period lapidary turned vase of exceptionally beautiful pieces of Derbyshire fluorspar (Blue John). Mounted with panels of black Welsh slate, Italian white pentallic marble and gilt bronze. The mounts and conception of form and parts strongly suggest the work of Matthew Boulton of Birmingham.
A superb quality pair of Japanese Meiji period ivory figures of fishermen. The baskets and nets reticulated, the engraved decoration with family mons to the garments and lac filled c. 1880