An English George IV period two part brass bound best mahogany campaign chest (for military campaign & travel) c 1830 . It is most unusual to find every drawer with the original stamped Bramah lock, the finest unpickable cabinet locks of the day.
Musket ball shot to second drawer front.
The address stamped to the locks of 124 Piccadilly St London & J. Bramah. Joseph Bramah died in 1814, the date of manufacture is therefore before 1837, after which the company was to incorporate a partner as Bramah & Robinson. Original dry waxed finish..
97cm high x 102cm.wide × 52cm deep.
Price inc GST $4, 400
A beautiful example of a grand English Regency period mahogany secretaire bookcase. With wonderful rich patina, all original glass, finely reeded astragals to the glazing, and reeding to the drawer and cupboard fronts. The pediment with ebony spear inlay, the secretaire finely fitted, one drawer with original inkwell, the base with original sliding trays, on swept ‘French’ feet. With keys. UK origin c1815
A rare English George III period chest of drawers, veneered with West Indian satinwood, banded in rosewood, with oval rosewood inlay to the top. The handles Bilston enamel. Oak lined & of the highest quality. The use of dark oval inlays onto a satinwood field similar to the work of George Simson, cabinet maker of London and John Cobb, cabinet maker of St Martin’s Lane, London.
A rare Canton enamel dish, made for the Western export trade, representing a Western woman & her suitors getting very jolly & bare breasted in a garden party, with a melon in her arms.
Signed by the enameller verso.
Chinese, c 1790
98mmx 102mm x 8mm
Price inc GST $475
A rare complete French Empire period morning tea & coffee set, in tin (tole). Well painted with ‘Arcadian” views in the manner of Gaspard Dughet or Nicholas Poussin, French artists working in Italy, of a century before, then back in collecting vogue.
Tray width 42cm. Coffee pot 19.5cm high
Price inc GST $2,750
A grand and beautifully made English William IV period library bookcase. The upper section with four fully adjustable original sheles, finely moulded pediment, lotus flower ends to the glazing bars and original glass. The base with two freize drawers, a pair of cupboards with adjustable shelves, the doors with well carved Louis Revival panels. All with Horne Patent metalware, supported on massive steel revolving Hobbs patent casters. Original polish & surface finish in mint condition.
A rare English Regency burr yew wood veneered tea caddy, with original interior lids & key. Of diminutively small size, reflecting the age of the tea caddy (the smaller the caddy, the earlier, as tea was very expensive during the late 18th century until the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815). UK c.1805
A pair of Tasmanian Colonial period carved stone Corinthian brackets, with old limewashed paint, for an entry doorcase or window lintel. Nice for a library or bookcase.
Hobart c 1840
43cm H x 13cm W x 22cm D
Price inc GST $650 / pair
An untouched George III period bureau with original interior ‘prospect’, with clam shell carved door, gilded lead Corinthian columns & 5 secret compartments. A near identical example, signed & dated 1765 illustrated in Susan E Stuart’s Gillows of Lancaster & London 1730 – 1840.
Made of lead heavy Cuban mahogany. Original handles, locks, keys, feet & dry waxed surface finish. UK c 1760
An Egyptian Christian (Coptic) yellow wool jacket, largely complete. Finely woven, including inserts of designs of birds on water. These finely woven bands and mons, were often removed when the garment wore out. The yellow identified the wearer as Christian. The purple woven inserts dyed with murex shells.
c 11th Century A.D
Full robes such as this are rare.
L. Approx 96cm
Price inc GST $2,200
A beautifully carved French Empire period ormolu mounted alabaster vase clock, Signed to the enamel dial by the esteemed maker, L. Simon of Paris (active c1794 – 1822). The vase for flowers, the column with garlands of roses & oak leaves, in mint condition. The now the most beautiful colour.
Coconut was prized not only because of its exoticism, but also for its purported medical properties. Coconut milk alleviated, among other things, tapeworm, fever, kidney and bladder afflictions and served as an aphrodisiac as well. The nut’s shell was rumoured to possess the ability to reveal poisons. This particular attribute of the fruit of the coconut palm predetermined its use as the cup element in drinking vessels. The design of this standing cup, with lion & lambrequin straps, is typical of southern Germany in the second half of the sixteenth century.
A lovely English Regency Zebrawod (calamander), ebony and ormolu mounted Grecian writing cabinet / bookcase. The interior lined in West Indian satinwood & ebony, with original ormolu inkwells & keys,all on concealed revolving casters.
Terrific original colour & finish.
Reasonably by the elusive & elegant cabinet maker, George Oakley.
79cm high x 49cm x 162cm high
UK c 1810
PRICE INC GST $23,000.