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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Fine English & Continental Furniture & Works of Art
Viewing Notes:
14th June 9am to 4.30pm. 15th June 9am to 12.30pm. 17th June 9am to 4.30pm. 18th June 9am to 4.30pm. Day of sale from 8.30am.
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www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759

Fine English & Continental Furniture & Works of Art

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


123 lots with images

June 19, 2013

Live Auction

Donnington Priory

Donnington

Newbury, RG14 2JE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1635 553553

Fax: +44 (0)1635 553599

Email: donnington@dnfa.com

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A William and Mary walnut and seaweed marquetry

Lot 1: A William and Mary walnut and seaweed marquetry

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Description: A William and Mary walnut and seaweed marquetry chest of drawers, circa 1690, rectangular top with crossbanded marquetry reserves incorporating scrollling foliage and a pair of opposing birds, two short and three long drawers decorated with conforming acanthus decoration, on turned bun feet, 90cm high, 94cm wide, 56cm deep

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A Charles II oak press cupboard, circa 1670,

Lot 2: A Charles II oak press cupboard, circa 1670,

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Description: A Charles II oak press cupboard, circa 1670, rectangular top above a scroll and acanthus carved frieze, central flower carved panel flanked by a pair of doors, carved with rosettes, fronted by a pair of heavy baluster pillars, lower section with lunette carved frieze, above a pair of field panelled cupboard doors, on stile feet, 145cm high, 145cm wide, 52cm deep. For a number of closely related examples see Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Antique Collectors Club 1979.

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A Charles II oak refectory table, circa 1660,

Lot 3: A Charles II oak refectory table, circa 1660,

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Description: A Charles II oak refectory table, circa 1660, rectangular twin plank top with cleated ends, carved frieze, on turned and square section legs with peripheral stretchers, 81cm high, the top 76cm x 190cm. For related tables see Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture The British Tradition, Antique Collectors Club, 1979, pages 288 to 292.

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A seaweed marquetry and walnut chest of drawers,

Lot 4: A seaweed marquetry and walnut chest of drawers,

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Description: A seaweed marquetry and walnut chest of drawers, first half 18th century, rectangular top, two short and three long drawers, bracket feet, 90cm high, 95cm wide, 53cm deep

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A Charles II oak clothes or book press, circa

Lot 5: A Charles II oak clothes or book press, circa

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Description: A Charles II oak clothes or book press, circa 1680, the rectangular frame with square section finials and central screw action press, fluted and relief carved frieze drawer and surround below, above a mitre panelled cupboard door, stile feet, 170cm high, 65cm wide, 47cm deep. For a very similar chest with press, of late 17th century period see Christie's London, Masters & Makers, 30 October 2012, Lot 86

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A William and Mary walnut and laburnum oyster

Lot 6: A William and Mary walnut and laburnum oyster

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Description: A William and Mary walnut and laburnum oyster veneered cushion frame mirror, circa 1690, rectangular plate within a moulded frame, 55cm high, 50cm wide For a very similar example see Christie's Hackwood Park, 20-22 April 1998, Lot 286.

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An oak refectory table, second half 17th century

Lot 7: An oak refectory table, second half 17th century

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Description: An oak refectory table, second half 17th century and later, rectangular twin plank top with cleated ends, above fluted frieze, on six turned tapering and square section legs, joined by stretchers, turned feet, 92cm high, the top 82cm x 286cm. Provenance: Ewenny Priory, Glamorgan. Ewenny Priory was a monastery of the Benedictine order, founded in the 12th century. The building was unusual in having military-style defences. Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the priory, like many of its kind, was converted into a private house.

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A walnut and floral marquetry centre table, circa

Lot 8: A walnut and floral marquetry centre table, circa

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Description: A walnut and floral marquetry centre table, circa 1690 and later, the rectangular top with central oval reserve flanked by further heart shaped reserves decorated with specimen marquetry and stained bone flowers, the conforming frieze above square section and spiral turned legs and an X shaped stretcher, turned bun feet, 82cm high, 110cm wide, 71cm deep

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A George I oak chest of drawers, circa 1720, the

Lot 9: A George I oak chest of drawers, circa 1720, the

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Description: A George I oak chest of drawers, circa 1720, the rectangular twin plank top above four long graduated drawers, on bracket feet, 77cm high, 81cm wide, 50cm deep

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A William and Mary oyster veneered and marquetry

Lot 10: A William and Mary oyster veneered and marquetry

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Description: A William and Mary oyster veneered and marquetry chest of drawers, circa 1690, rectangular top with boxwood and walnut marquety within borders of laburnum, two short and three long drawers, on bracket feet, the sides with 'diamond' crossbanding, 88cm high, 95cm wide, 57cm deep

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An oak press cupboard, late 17th/early 18th

Lot 11: An oak press cupboard, late 17th/early 18th

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Description: An oak press cupboard, late 17th/early 18th century, the moulded cornice above the acanthus carved frieze with central carved initials 'GL' and dated '1733', flanked by turned pendant terminals, central panel with carved architectural arch detail, a pair of conforming panelled doors on either side, the lower section with a pair of fluted drawer and guilloche carved frieze, a pair of lozenge and scroll carved twin panelled doors, on stile feet, 176cm high, 155cm wide, 57cm deep. For a number of closely related examples see Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Antique Collectors Club 1979.

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A George II carved giltwood wall mirror, circa

Lot 12: A George II carved giltwood wall mirror, circa

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Description: A George II carved giltwood wall mirror, circa 1735, the shaped rectangular plate with a flower and scrolling acanthus carved frame, pierced trellis frieze section surmounted by scrolling leaves, 142cm high, 61cm wide

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A William III walnut and floral marquetry longcase

Lot 13: A William III walnut and floral marquetry longcase

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Description: A William III walnut and floral marquetry longcase clock of one month duration, John Barnett, London, circa 1695, the seven finned pillar outside countwheel bell striking movement with 11 inch square brass dial with subsidiary seconds dial, ringed winding holes and scroll engraved calendar aperture to the matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised sword hilt half hour markers, Arabic five minutes to narrow outer track and signed John Barnett, London to lower edge, the angles with twin cherub and crown spandrels with foliate scroll engraved decoration between, the case with box upstand to the domed floral marquetry decorated caddy superstructure above moulded cornice and fretwork frieze over foliate trail inlaid hood door applied with three quarter columns to front angles, above convex inlaid throat moulding and 42 inch door centred with a circular lenticle and inlaid with three shaped marquetry panels decorated with bird inhabited foliage on an ebonised ground within a walnut field, the sides with twin line edged panels with crossbanded surrounds, on conforming marquetry panel fronted plinth base with bun feet, 221cm (87ins) high. John Barnett is recorded in Loomes, Brian The Early CLOCKMAKERS of Great Britain as born circa 1662, he was apprenticed to John Ebsworth in 1675 and gained his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company in 1682. His second marriage (to Hannah Stavely) in 1692 is recorded in the parish records for St Botolph, Bishopgate. Barnett worked from the sign of the Peacock in Lothbury, he was a very competent maker with several long duration clocks as well as quarter chiming clocks known; he is thought to have died in 1702.

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A George II figured walnut feather banded bureau

Lot 14: A George II figured walnut feather banded bureau

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Description: A George II figured walnut feather banded bureau bookcase, circa 1735, moulded pediment, with frieze decorated with star motifs, central reverse decorated and gilt floral basket, pair of mirror panelled cupboard doors, opening to central mirror panelled cupboard door, surrounded by an arrangement of pigeon holes and small drawers, rectangular fall opening to an arrnagement of pigeon holes, small drawers and concave cupboard door, four long graduated drawers, bracket feet, 240cm high, 100cm wide, 63cm deep. For a bureau bookcase of very similar design see Christie's, Fine English Furniture, London, 22 April 2004, Lot 65, sold for £20,315. See Christopher Gilbert, Marked London Furniture, Furniture History Society, W.S.Maney and Son Ltd, 1996, fig 646 and 647 for a related example made by Peter Miller, and fig 704 by William Palleday. Both examples have similarly finely fitted interiors and shaped glass decorative panel in a central position above the doors.

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A George I embroidered heraldic banner, circa

Lot 15: A George I embroidered heraldic banner, circa

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Description: A George I embroidered heraldic banner, circa 1720, depicting the British royal arms incorporating the lion and unicorn, surmounted by a pair of winged cherubs, the side and bottom edges visible with tassling, in a stained oak panel, the frame 77.5cm x 74cm overall. These arms depicted in this banner relate to the period from the accession of George I to the throne on 1 August 1714. The use of these arms lasted throughout the reigns of George I, George II, and George III up until the 1st January 1801 when the pretence to France was dropped and George III used new arms until 1816.

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A George II mahogany oval drop leaf dining table,

Lot 16: A George II mahogany oval drop leaf dining table,

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Description: A George II mahogany oval drop leaf dining table, circa 1750, the top incorporating twin hinged leaves, moulded edge, shaped friezes on scroll carved tapering cabriole legs, claw and ball feet on brass castors, 76cm high, the top 168cm x 170cm

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A Queen Anne burr walnut bureau bookcase, circa

Lot 17: A Queen Anne burr walnut bureau bookcase, circa

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Description: A Queen Anne burr walnut bureau bookcase, circa 1710, the double dome top with moulded cornice above a pair of glass panelled doors surmounted by reverse painted and mirrored arched sections, the hinged fall opening to a fitted interior incorporating small drawers and pigeon holes, above two short and two long drawers, on turned bun feet, 217cm high, 100cm wide, 58cm deep

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A George II mahogany library bookcase, circa 1750,

Lot 18: A George II mahogany library bookcase, circa 1750,

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Description: A George II mahogany library bookcase, circa 1750, breakfront moulded cornice, above a central glazed panel and a pair of sliding doors, opening to adjustable shelves, breakfront and serpentine section base, four central graduated drawers, flanked by a panel door on each side, shaped bracket feet, 250cm high, 209cm wide, 61cm deep

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A pair of George III oak bookcases, circa 1780, in

Lot 19: A pair of George III oak bookcases, circa 1780, in

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Description: A pair of George III oak bookcases, circa 1780, in the manner of William Kent, each moulded cornice with dentil frieze above a pair of wirework panelled doors carved with vitruvian scroll borders, opening to adjustable shelves, acanthus carved scroll terminals above floral branch carved pilasters, moulded and cabochon carved plinth bases, each 253cm high, 190cm wide, varying depths of 45cm deep and 48.5cm respectively. For a bookcase with very similar carved detail to the pilasters see Christopher Gilbert, The Life & Work of Thomas Chippendale Volume II, Cassell Ltd, 1978, figs 73 and 74, page 48. The pair of bookcases commissioned by Sir Lawrence Dundas from Thomas Chippendale in 1764. See also Christopher Claxton Stevens and Stewart Whittington, 18th century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection, Antique Collectors Club 1983, page 188, for a collectors cabinet also demonstrating very similar detail and decoration to the pilasters. Provenance: Wormsley Park, Buckinghamshire. These bookcases have been recognised as certainly located in the main hall of Wormsley, atleast since the 1980s. Originally owned by the Scrope family since the late 16th century the estate belonged to Colonel Adrian Scrope the regicide. The house and estate was passed to his grandson John Scrope a baron of the Exchequer and as Scrope died without issue, his estate of Wormsley passed to the descendants of his sister Anne (died 1720), who had married Henry Fane of Brympton. Their second son, Thomas Fane, also a Bristol merchant, succeeded his uncle as Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis, beginning the Fane family's long association with the parliamentary seat of Lyme Regis. Fane also succeeded a distant cousin and became 8th Earl of Westmorland in 1762. The Fane family retained ownership of the house and estate until 1986 when they sold it to Sir Paul Getty.

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A George III carved giltwood wall mirror, circa

Lot 20: A George III carved giltwood wall mirror, circa

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Description: A George III carved giltwood wall mirror, circa 1760, rectangular plate with a pierced c-scroll and foliate carved frame, surmouted by a central anthemion, 122cm high, 65cm wide

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A George III mahogany secretaire chest of drawers,

Lot 21: A George III mahogany secretaire chest of drawers,

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Description: A George III mahogany secretaire chest of drawers, circa 1780, rectangular top with moulded edge, secretaire drawer opening to a baize inset writing surface, an arrangement of lidded and open divisions, three further long graduated drawers, bracket feet, 81cm high, 95cm wide, 52cm deep

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A pair of George III ormolu mounted blue enamelled

Lot 22: A pair of George III ormolu mounted blue enamelled

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Description: A pair of George III ormolu mounted blue enamelled metal cassolettes, By Matthew Boulton, circa 1770. The covers with foliate clasped finials above knopped and stiff leaf casting, the upper collars of the ovoid bodies with guilloche bands, each with four flower heads supporting imbricated laurel leaf swags, on conforming foliate cast socles and square bases, each with further foliate and floral swags to each side, on four spherical feet; the covers inverting to reveal the candle sockets, 21cm high Comparative Literature: Goodison, Nicholas. Matthew Boulton. London, 2002, figs. 248-49. The vase-garniture candlesticks, evoking lyric poetry, were designed by Matthew Boulton in the Roman Etruscan columbarium fashion, a taste promoted from the 1760s by Robert Adam (d. 1792) and James Wyatt (d. 1813) and appropriate for the furnishing of ladies' desks, or bonheur-du-jours. The candles' pearl wreathed 'vase' nozzles are incorporated in the lids of these palm-wrapped and wreathed 'krater' vases, whose sacred veil drapery and rose-festooned 'altar' plinths recall festivities and sacrifices at love's alter. This poetic theme inspired related laurel-festooned candle vases, such as those that Messrs Matthew Boulton (d. 1809) and John Fothergill of Birmingham hoped to sell in 1770 to Augusta, Dowager Princess of Wales (Goodison, op. cit., pl. 328). The firm's pattern for marble vases in the 'antique taste' are in the firm's archives (Ibid., pl. 250). And a pair of enamel bodied vases, like the present pair, but with drapery swags instead of laurel swags, is illustrated (Ibid., p. 291, pl. 249). Goodison illustrates one of the enamel-bodied pair disassembled in pl. 108, the component parts being the same as those of the present pair. Virtually identical pairs were sold Christie's London, November 24, 2004, lot 120, and Bonhams London, July 3, 2012, lot 55.

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A George III mahogany Gainsborough armchair, circa

Lot 23: A George III mahogany Gainsborough armchair, circa

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Description: A George III mahogany Gainsborough armchair, circa 1770, the rectangular back and seat flanked by padded arms with reeded downswept terminals, moulded cabriole legs and scroll carved feet at the front, 100cm high, 73cm wide, 73cm deep

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A George III satinwood, marquetry and penwork

Lot 24: A George III satinwood, marquetry and penwork

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Description: A George III satinwood, marquetry and penwork decorated folding card table, circa 1790, of semi elliptical form, the top with central acanthus spray, the kingwood crossbanded frieze centred by a tablet decorated with flowers, conforming square section tapering legs and spade feet, 77cm high, 98cm wide, 43cm deep. For a related design for a satinwood card table dated 1784, see Lindsay Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, The Bloomfield Press, 1995, fig 9.

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A George III satinwood bookcase, circa 1790, in

Lot 25: A George III satinwood bookcase, circa 1790, in

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Description: A George III satinwood bookcase, circa 1790, in the manner of Ince & Mayhew, the moulded cornice, rosewood inset frieze, flanked by marquetry flowerhead roundels, pair of astragal glazed doors opening to adjustable shelves, flanked by Doric pilasters, above a pair of cupboard doors with oval crossbanding, flanked by plain pilasters on a plinth base, 225cm high, 148cm wide, 43cm deep

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A pair of George III mahogany and kingwood

Lot 26: A pair of George III mahogany and kingwood

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Description: A pair of George III mahogany and kingwood crossbanded knife boxes, circa 1790, of serpentine outline, opening to a pierced aperture, 39cm high, 23cm wide, 23cm deep

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A set of twelve mahogany dining chairs in George

Lot 27: A set of twelve mahogany dining chairs in George

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Description: A set of twelve mahogany dining chairs in George III style, 20th century, to include a pair of armchairs, arched moulded backs, pierced vase and roundel splats, dished seats, square section legs

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An Italian sculpted alabaster model of a putto, in

Lot 28: An Italian sculpted alabaster model of a putto, in

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Description: An Italian sculpted alabaster model of a putto, in the 18th century taste, 19th century, he depicted nude, seated on a tree stump, a vine wreath around his head, goblet in his left hand, holding a fruiting vine in his right, on an integral oval base and further grey veined white marble stepped oval plinth base, 70cm high, 45cm wide, 35cm deep

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A George III satinwood, kingwood and tulipwood

Lot 29: A George III satinwood, kingwood and tulipwood

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Description: A George III satinwood, kingwood and tulipwood crossbanded card table, circa 1790, of semi elliptical form, opening to a green baize inset, line inlaid and crossbanded frieze, on square tapered legs and spade feet, 75cm high, 91.5cm wide, 45cm deep

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A pair of George III mahogany peat buckets and

Lot 30: A pair of George III mahogany peat buckets and

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Description: A pair of George III mahogany peat buckets and covers, circa 1770, each of coopered form with brass collar bindings, each brass swing handle with twin scroll terminals, each circular cover with central brass loop handle and foliate cast terminals, each 40cm high, 38cm diameter

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A George III mahogany and upholstered window seat,

Lot 31: A George III mahogany and upholstered window seat,

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Description: A George III mahogany and upholstered window seat, circa 1780, serpentine fronted, scrolling arms, with two bolster cushions, on fluted square tapered legs, 70cm high, 98cm wide, 45cm deep

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A pair of George III mahogany armchairs, circa

Lot 32: A pair of George III mahogany armchairs, circa

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Description: A pair of George III mahogany armchairs, circa 1760, rectangular backs, spindle splats surmounted by quatrefoil piercing, overstuffed seats flanked by rectangular arms, square section legs. For a an almost identical pair of chairs see Christie's, Fasque The Scottish seat of the Gladstones, 7th May 2008, Lot 195, sold for £8,125. A set of eleven chairs of very similar design that are attributed to Ince & Mayhew also exist in the collection of the National Trust at Wallington, Cambo, near Morpeth, Northumberland.

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A George III mahogany and upholstered window seat,

Lot 33: A George III mahogany and upholstered window seat,

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Description: A George III mahogany and upholstered window seat, circa 1780, serpentine fronted, scrolling arms, with two bolster cushions, on fluted square tapered legs, 68cm high, 98cm wide, 45cm deep

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A George III mahogany stool, in the manner of

Lot 34: A George III mahogany stool, in the manner of

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Description: A George III mahogany stool, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, circa 1800, of Royal Interest, rectangular top, upholstered seat, canted stool centred by roundels, serpentine frieze, square section legs, guttae feet, bearing printed and inscribed paper label 'WINDSOR CASTLE Room: 513, No. 24, approximately 47cm high (1ft 6in), 60cm wide (1ft 11in) 49cm deep (1ft 7in). The room no. 513 refers to St George's Hall in Windsor, and the item no. 24 was for 40 stools 'each 1ft 11ins x 1ft 6ins, the frames of polished mahogany, the seats stuffed and covered with crimson silk damask'. A note stuck into the inventory shows that 20 of the stools were purchased in 1909 from Waring & Gillow (17 March). The provenance of the remaining twenty are unknown. Most of the stools were already out of the Collection by the 1950s but it is not recorded exactly when this happened. Believed to be from the 1877 inventory of Windsor. Unfortunately no image of the stools is available however, the measurements do match those of the stool currently being offered. See also Christie's 5th December 2012 ' Collecting in the Royal Tradition', King Street, Lot 597 for a George III mahogany stool, attributed to Thomas Chippendale from The collections of the Royal Family, Buckingham Palace, London, and by descent to H.R.H. The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) and by descent at Harewood House, Yorkshire. For a very closely related example see also Bonhams, Fine English Furniture, Bond Street, Lot 117, sale 20741. The lot notes discuss the suite of related stools at Windsor Castle of which our stool may be one, although this note related to a set of stools in The King's closet. The stool pattern also relates to a set commissioned by George III for his Windsor Castle state apartments, designed in the 'Roman' fashion promoted by court architects, Sir William Chambers and Robert Adam. A set of almost identical stools were illustrated in situ in 'The King's Closet' at Windsor in Charles Wild's watercolour, engraved by W.I. Bennett and published 1 October 1816 (H. Roberts 'A Neoclassical Episode at Windsor', Furniture History, 1997, p.177-187, fig.1). Although their is no documentary evidence suggesting who supplied these stools, another candidate for their authorship is Robert Campbell of 33 Marylebone St., Piccadilly, who was described in 1780 as 'Upholsterers to their Majesties' and 'Cabinet maker to the Prince of Wales' (Ed. G. Beard, C. Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986, pp.142-143). W.H. Pyne in the first volume of his three-volume History of the Royal Residences, published in 1819, identifies Campbell as responsible for a 'chair of state' in 'The King's Audience Chamber' at Windsor, it is conceivable that he also made the accompanying stools together with the canopy frame and back and window seat illustrated in Pyne's plate (op cit., p. 178). Giltwood and mahogany stools of this type survive at Windsor, the latter closely related to the present example (Roberts, op cit., p.180, figs. 4 and 5). A pair of George III stools of the same pattern but lacking the carved reeding have been recorded with the 1866 Buckingham Palace brand (Christie's London, 27 June 1985, lot 119; Phillips London, 12 June 2001, lot 64).'

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A pair of Irish George III mahogany side chairs,

Lot 35: A pair of Irish George III mahogany side chairs,

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Description: A pair of Irish George III mahogany side chairs, circa 1740, each shaped rectangular back above a tapering overstuffed seat, on cabriole legs carved with Gothic arch and trellis detail, on carved hairy paw feet, each 102cm high, 58cm wide, 62cm deep. As early examples of the Gothic revival in mid 18th century furniture design, this pair of chairs relate to the picturesque and eclectic George II 'Modern' style of Thomas Chippendale's, Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (1754) and was invented in 1754 by the connoisseur, antiquarian and author, Horace Walpole, later 4th Earl of Orford (d. 1797) for his villa at Strawberry Hill. Walpole's designs were executed by the St. Martin's lane cabinet-maker William Hallett (d.1781). They matched the ecclesiastical architecture, as well as the sideboard-table and other furnishings of Walpole's Great Parlour or Refectory, in the castellated Library extension of his Strawberry Hill villa at Twickenham. The mediaeval gothic frets, in part derived from B. Langley's, Gothic Architecture improved by Rules (1747), were perhaps intended to pay homage his ancestor Ralph de Walpole, Bishop of Ely (d.1302). Whilst making a number of references to English sources for the design influence of these chairs, the feet in particular relate very closely to Irish examples of the period. See The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture, Yale University Press, 2007, pages 109 onwards.

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A George III Irish mahogany bureau bookcase, circa

Lot 36: A George III Irish mahogany bureau bookcase, circa

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Description: A George III Irish mahogany bureau bookcase, circa 1770, acanthus carved twin scroll pediment applied with carved rosette terminals, a pair of astragal glazed doors opening to adjustable shelves, the hinged fall opening to an arrangement of blind fretwork decorated drawers and pigeon holes, two short and three long graduated drawers, ogee bracket feet, 250cm high, 108cm wide, 63cm deep. For several closely related examples of Irish furniture see The Knight of Glin & James Peill, Irish Furniture, Yale University Press, 2007, pages 52, 53, 120 and 121. In addition to the similarity to overall design, the examples refered to each demonstrate the same use of carved flowerheads to the terminals of the swan neck pediment.

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A George III mahogany and upholstered Gainsborough

Lot 37: A George III mahogany and upholstered Gainsborough

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Description: A George III mahogany and upholstered Gainsborough armchair, circa 1780, the shaped rectangular back and seat flanked by padded arms with downswept terminals, square section legs and an H shaped stretcher, 100cm high, 72cm wide, 80cm deep. Provenance: Christie's, English Furniture, London, 24th February 1994, lot 76.

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A George III mahogany and leather inset writing

Lot 38: A George III mahogany and leather inset writing

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Description: A George III mahogany and leather inset writing desk, circa 1780, rectangular top with leather inset, two frieze drawers, square legs, sunken leather castors, 79cm high, 103cm wide, 73cm deep

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A George III mahogany and goncalo alves banded

Lot 39: A George III mahogany and goncalo alves banded

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Description: A George III mahogany and goncalo alves banded serpentine chest of drawers, circa 1770, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, the shaped, crossbanded and line inlaid top above four long graduated drawers, flanked by canted and blind fretwork decorated corners, shaped bracket feet decorated with flowerhead and trailing leaf marquetry, 95cm high, 110cm wide, 60cm deep. For two chests of related design see Christopher Gilbert, Marked London Furniture, Furniture History Society and W.S. Maney and Son Ltd, 1996, figs 89 and 102, pages 94 and 100. Both of serpentine form and with blind fretwork decorated corners, each bear a pasted label for the maker Philip Bell of the White Swan in St Paul's Church Yard, London. Philip's father Henry had founded the firm in 1736. In around 1758 Philip took over the business. The firm's output during his parents' time kept to a conservative house style. Several known pieces by Philip Bell display the use of fashionable carving and a more varied repertoire.

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A George III ivory veneered and tortoiseshell

Lot 40: A George III ivory veneered and tortoiseshell

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Description: A George III ivory veneered and tortoiseshell strung tea caddy, circa 1775, of decagonal section, the hinged cover with metal swing handle above an inset oval metal panel; the front, back and sides all with tortoiseshell strung angles and white metal strung borders, the front with inset oval metal escutcheon inscribed 'G', beneath the keyhole, the interior with traces of metal lining, 10.5cm high overall, 11cm wide; together with nine photograph cards of Queen Mary, signed, inscribed and dated for various years between 1933 to 1947, within a giltwood frame, glazed, the card backing with strut support, 15cm high, 10cm wide. Provenance: By direct descent from one of Queen Mary's ladies in waiting who was gifted the caddy by the Queen, and over a period of years between 1933 and 1947 the various signed and inscribed photographic cards of Queen Mary. As queen consort from 1910, Queen Mary supported her husband King George V through the First World War. After George's death in 1936, her eldest son Edward became king-emperor, but to her dismay he abdicated the same year in order to marry twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. She supported her second son Albert who succeeded to the throne as George VI, until his death in 1952. She died the following year, at the beginning of the reign of her granddaughter, Elizabeth II.

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A South German carved ivory hunting horn, late

Lot 41: A South German carved ivory hunting horn, late

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Description: A South German carved ivory hunting horn, late 19th century, the turned mouthpiece modelled as held in the jaws of a wild boar's head, the main body of the horn carved in relief with hounds chasing boar and deer in foliate landscapes, above a baldaquin housing armorial panels flanked by standing figures of soldiers, the reverse with a trophy or arms centred with a boar's mask, above a band of scrolling acanthus leaves with further fauna, 59cm long, 6.5cm wide at the broad end. The armorials are those of the royal coats of arms of the kingdoms of France and Navarre, held together and symbolising the 1589 succession of King Henry III of Navarre to the throne of France as Henry IV, thus uniting the two territories and celebrating the founding of the House of Bourbon.

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A pair of George III mahogany armchairs, circa

Lot 42: A pair of George III mahogany armchairs, circa

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Description: A pair of George III mahogany armchairs, circa 1780, each shaped rectangular back with triple vase splats, each caned seat flanked by moulded and shaped arms, turned tapering and reeded legs, each 92cm high, 64cm wide

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A George III mahogany drum library table, circa

Lot 43: A George III mahogany drum library table, circa

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Description: A George III mahogany drum library table, circa 1780, the top with gilt tooled red leather inset, frieze with eight drawers and false drawers, the turned stem on three moulded downswept legs, brass lion paw caps and castors, 82cm high, 135cm diameter

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A George III mahogany window seat, circa 1790, the

Lot 44: A George III mahogany window seat, circa 1790, the

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Description: A George III mahogany window seat, circa 1790, the bowfronted seat with fluted frieze flanked by moulded overscrolling arms, with scroll carved terminals, on turned tapering and fluted legs and turned feet, 82cm high 102cm wide, 39cm deep

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AGeorge III, satinwood, mahogany and kingwood

Lot 45: AGeorge III, satinwood, mahogany and kingwood

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Description: AGeorge III, satinwood, mahogany and kingwood crossbanded pier table, circa 1790, of semi elliptical form, the top with sectional veneers, the crossbanded frieze with central tablet, square section tapering legs and block feet, 87cm high, 122cm wide, 55cm deep

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A George III pine and oak bookcase, circa 1760,

Lot 46: A George III pine and oak bookcase, circa 1760,

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Description: A George III pine and oak bookcase, circa 1760, the painted composition swag decorated frieze above moulded cornice and fluted frieze, a pair of astragal glazed cabinet doors opening to adjustable shelves, flanked by fluted pilasters surmounted by acanthus carved capitals, a pair of fluted roundel panelled cupboard doors, moulded plinth base, 338cm high, 220cm wide, 48cm deep. A related bookcase of similar date, design and material exists in the Victoria and Albert Museum collections, museum number W.2:11-1923. Provenance: Wormsley Park, Buckinghamshire. Originally owned by the Scrope family since the late 16th century the estate belonged to Colonel Adrian Scrope the regicide. The house and estate was passed to his grandson John Scrope a baron of the Exchequer and as Scrope died without issue, his estate of Wormsley passed to the descendants of his sister Anne (died 1720), who had married Henry Fane of Brympton. Their second son, Thomas Fane, also a Bristol merchant, succeeded his uncle as Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis, beginning the Fane family's long association with the parliamentary seat of Lyme Regis. Fane also succeeded a distant cousin and became 8th Earl of Westmorland in 1762. The Fane family retained ownership of the house and estate until 1986 when they sold it to Sir Paul Getty.

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A pair of George III Coade stone pedestal urns,

Lot 47: A pair of George III Coade stone pedestal urns,

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Description: A pair of George III Coade stone pedestal urns, circa 1800, each impressed COADE & SEALY LAMBETH, each urn of oval form, surmounted by repeated lappet decoration and conforming border, twin lion mask terminals, fluted tapering body on a spreading oval foot and integral rectangular plinth, each with impressed maker's title, each approximately 60cm high, 70cm wide, 40cm deep. For a related pair of urns, impressed COADE LAMBETH 1799, see Christie's, London, 23 May 2007, Lot 62. Eleanor Coade's 'Artificial Stone Manufactory' was established at King's Arms Stairs, Narrow Wall, Lambeth, which is now the site of the Royal Festival Hall, in 1769. Eleanor Coade (b.1708-d.1796) and her daughter, also Eleanor (b.1733-d.1821), started off the business with Daniel Pincot, who had been manufacturing artificial stone in Lambeth during the 1760's. In 1792 John Sealy (b.1749), Mrs Coade's cousin, was appointed a partner in the firm. Sealy died in 1813. Coade pieces from this period are often stamped with both their names. The factory was then run by William Croggon for eight years until Coade's death in 1821. Croggon continues the business until bankruptcy in 1833, primarily due to unpaid debts by the Duke of York to whom he had supplied substantial commissions. Croggon's son Thomas then refounded the company before selling the remaining stock and moulds at auction in 1843. Provenance: Wormsley Park, Buckinghamshire. Originally owned by the Scrope family since the late 16th century the estate belonged to Colonel Adrian Scrope the regicide. The house and estate was passed to his grandson John Scrope a baron of the Exchequer and as Scrope died without issue, his estate of Wormsley passed to the descendants of his sister Anne (died 1720), who had married Henry Fane of Brympton. Their second son, Thomas Fane, also a Bristol merchant, succeeded his uncle as Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis, beginning the Fane family's long association with the parliamentary seat of Lyme Regis. Fane also succeeded a distant cousin and became 8th Earl of Westmorland in 1762. The Fane family retained ownership of the house and estate until 1986 when they sold it to Sir Paul Getty.

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A George III mahogany and ebony crossbanded sofa

Lot 48: A George III mahogany and ebony crossbanded sofa

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Description: A George III mahogany and ebony crossbanded sofa table, circa 1800, rectangular top incorporating a pair of hinged leaves, a pair of frieze drawers, a pair of opposing false drawers, turned uprights, downswept legs, brass lion paw caps and castors, 75cm high, 102cm wide, 77cm deep

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A pair of mahogany library bookcases in George III

Lot 49: A pair of mahogany library bookcases in George III

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Description: A pair of mahogany library bookcases in George III style, circa 1900, each dentil moulded cornice, above a pair of astragal glazed doors, incorporating Gothic detail, above a pair of drawers, a pair of cupboard doors, bracket feet, 235cm high, 123cm wide, 52cm deep. For a closely related design of astragal glazing see Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director, John Tiranti Ltd, Reprinted 1939, for a 'Desk & Bookcase' design, plate 109.

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A 'Mohtashem' Kashan carpet, the central field

Lot 50: A 'Mohtashem' Kashan carpet, the central field

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Description: A 'Mohtashem' Kashan carpet, the central field surmounted by a mihrab above a floral and foliate tree, two horses being attacked by a lions below, with a flowerhead decorated border and guard stripes, approximately 330cm x 235cm. For a prayer rug of related design see Sotheby's, Important English and European Decorative Arts, New York, 26 October 2012.

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