An elegant Anglo Indian teak cupboard / wardrobe (or in Indian, almirah). With rounded pediment, fielded panel doors with pegged joints & nicely shaped bracket foot base. Southern India c 1850.
A handsome & good quality, small, English Regency period bracket clock in brass inlaid mahogany case. The twin fusee movement with painted dial, adjustable large bob pendulum & lock, striking the hours on a bell. The dial & movement unsigned, though almost certainly by Thwaites & Reed of London, with signature ‘eared’ fixing wings to the rear movement plate. With original lion mask carrying handles. Newly serviced & warranted for 2 years. UK origin c 1815. 43cm H x 25cm.x 16cm.
A wonderful & really rare tiny pair of George III period old Sheffield plate tapersticks, for small wax tapers. With their original sconces, in the form of fine reeded Corinthian columns. Old Sheffield plate – an annealed sheet of copper fused to a sheet of silver, and worked up by silversmiths from the flat sheet (not electroplate), was only invented c1760.These are stamped by the leading Birmingham industrialists / artists who invented the subject. The mark B&F not used after 1773. They are literally half the size of standard candlesticks, and just as much work to manufacture.
A rare pair of French ‘moderator lamps’, for burning whale or colza oil, the famille verte enamel bodies ordered in Canton before the Hong fires, specfically for the lamps, with the original piston pumps,burners and shades in perfect original condition, mounted in gilt bronze. Terrific quality.
A good quality carved timber mantel mirror, of a type made by Gillows of Lancaster & Fentham of London. Original mercury silvered thin plate in nice condition. The acanthus leaf columns taken from antiquity & the leaf modillions of the Corinthian order. In Colonial slang, a Corinthian was a leader in taste & style, vis Sir John Jamieson & Captain Piper were the ‘first Corinthians of the Colony’. Carved pine. UK c 1835. 93cm H x 110cmW x 7cmD