A stylish Regency period leopard form cast iron bootscraper in untouched condition.
U.K origin c1815
A superb quality French First Empire period cast & mercury gilt bronze mantel clock emblematic of The Return of Odysseús, hero of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey.
Signed to the enamel dial. Moulinié, Bautte & Moynier a’ Paris. 11 day half hour bell striking movement with regulation to dial.
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 crisply carved Tasmanian Colonial period cedar curcular table. In nice old dry state, with original gilt brass tilting mechanism & casters, original finish. The shaft in the form of acanthus, the leaf of the Corinthian order & regarded as the plant origin of western classical architecture. Hobart c 1845. 74cm H x 125cm dia.