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Sworders at The Country Seat

by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers


453 lots | 364 with images

June 4, 2013

Live Auction

Cambridge Road

Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8GE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1279 817778

Fax: +44 (0)1279 817779

Email: auctions@sworder.co.uk

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IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS A boldly carved oak pier

Lot 1: IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS A boldly carved oak pier

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Description: IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS A boldly carved oak pier table, c.1835, the shallow rectangular top over a frieze centred by a lions mask within stylised foliage, the legs carved as extraordinary griffin monopedia on claw and ball feet, 150cm wide 44cm deep 90.5cm high

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A mahogany console table, the plain rectangular

Lot 2: A mahogany console table, the plain rectangular

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Description: A mahogany console table, the plain rectangular top with a single drawer, a shield-shaped brass escutcheon, over a pair of painted terracotta griffins, on a plinth base, 100cm wide 49cm deep 81cm high

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A pair of Victorian oak library tongs with a

Lot 3: A pair of Victorian oak library tongs with a

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Description: A pair of Victorian oak library tongs with a scissor action, 83cm long

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A mahogany six aperture stick stand, on a cast

Lot 4: A mahogany six aperture stick stand, on a cast

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Description: A mahogany six aperture stick stand, on a cast cruciform base, with alterations, 63cm high

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An Edwardian pitch pine jardinaire stand, c.1905,

Lot 5: An Edwardian pitch pine jardinaire stand, c.1905,

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Description: An Edwardian pitch pine jardinaire stand, c.1905, of tapering form, 105cm high

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ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOPHER DRESSER A pair of pier

Lot 6: ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOPHER DRESSER A pair of pier

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO CHRISTOPHER DRESSER A pair of pier tables with cast iron supports, cast in typical fashion with stylised floral motifs, the bases are probably from a staircase or balcony, 101.5cm wide 46cm deep 76.5cm high

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An unusual George III mahogany butlers trolley,

Lot 7: An unusual George III mahogany butlers trolley,

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Description: An unusual George III mahogany butlers trolley, c.1770, the top section with two compartments over a panelled door, the tin-lined interior with an integral plate rack, 62cm wide 34cm deep 82cm high

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COX & SONS A silver -plated flagon, c.1870, of

Lot 8: COX & SONS A silver -plated flagon, c.1870, of

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Description: COX & SONS A silver -plated flagon, c.1870, of bellied form, the hinged cover surmounted by a cross, the scrolled handle with berry terminals, the spout and body engraved, impressed 'Cox & Sons, Southampton St, London', 26.5cm high

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A Copeland porcelain vase, c.1850, of ovoid shape

Lot 9: A Copeland porcelain vase, c.1850, of ovoid shape

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Description: A Copeland porcelain vase, c.1850, of ovoid shape having a waisted neck, pedestal base and loop handles, with moulded neoclassical decoration on a blue ground, impressed mark, 28.5cm high

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A pair of recumbent treacle-glazed hounds,

Lot 10: A pair of recumbent treacle-glazed hounds,

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Description: A pair of recumbent treacle-glazed hounds, probably Yorkshire, mid 19th century, 17.5cm high

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A pair of George III turned mahogany candlesticks,

Lot 11: A pair of George III turned mahogany candlesticks,

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Description: A pair of George III turned mahogany candlesticks, with bronze sconces on fluted and spirally turned columns, weighted, 33.5cm high

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A Chinese bamboo and rattan 'Brighton Pavilion'

Lot 12: A Chinese bamboo and rattan 'Brighton Pavilion'

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Description: A Chinese bamboo and rattan 'Brighton Pavilion' elbow chair, 19th century, with a bowed back and 'Chinese Chippendale' style decoration, 86.5cm high

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A pair of carved oak capitals in the form of

Lot 13: A pair of carved oak capitals in the form of

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Description: A pair of carved oak capitals in the form of seated lions, to a design by Alfred Stevens, each on an octagonal plinth, now with canted square capitals, 44cm high

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A simulated marble hexagonal column, mid 19th

Lot 14: A simulated marble hexagonal column, mid 19th

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Description: A simulated marble hexagonal column, mid 19th century, 88cm high

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A mahogany campaign crib, early 19th century, the

Lot 15: A mahogany campaign crib, early 19th century, the

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Description: A mahogany campaign crib, early 19th century, the panelled cot with a slatted base on turned supports, with acorn finials, sledge feet and iron pivots, bolts and fittings, 114cm long 47cm wide 58cm high

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The Journal of Decorative Art, May 1888, Vol VIII

Lot 16: The Journal of Decorative Art, May 1888, Vol VIII

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Description: The Journal of Decorative Art, May 1888, Vol VIII Part No 89, 'ORIGINAL DESIGNS FOR GROTESQUE TILES OR PANELS BY JOHN THOMAS' A sepia print 55 x 75cm

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Ziggler ? 'JOHN CURRY' Pen and ink, inscribed and

Lot 17: Ziggler ? 'JOHN CURRY' Pen and ink, inscribed and

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Description: Ziggler ? 'JOHN CURRY' Pen and ink, inscribed and indistinctly signed l.r. 28 x 20cm

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A Denby pottery stickstand of waisted shape, green

Lot 18: A Denby pottery stickstand of waisted shape, green

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Description: A Denby pottery stickstand of waisted shape, green glazed, 75.5cm high

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A walnut library/reading chair, principally c.1850

Lot 19: A walnut library/reading chair, principally c.1850

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Description: A walnut library/reading chair, principally c.1850 with some early 18th century parts, now upholstered in Victorian red leather, the scrolled walnut legs and stretchers profusely carved with c-scrolls and foliage on lions paw feet, the chair retains the original part hinges for the reading stand and the ratchet supports to the rear, 90cm high

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IN THE MANNER OF RICHARD BRIDGENS (1785-1846) A

Lot 20: IN THE MANNER OF RICHARD BRIDGENS (1785-1846) A

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Description: IN THE MANNER OF RICHARD BRIDGENS (1785-1846) A rosewood centre table, c.1825, the rectangular top inlaid in palmwood, burrwoods, and purple heart over a plain frieze, with gadrooned drop finials and standard ends with fret cut panels, united by an upholstered stretcher on carved scrolled feet, 130cm long 67cm wide 72.5cm high

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McGARYS PATENT A Regency table light, the bronze

Lot 21: McGARYS PATENT A Regency table light, the bronze

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Description: McGARYS PATENT A Regency table light, the bronze candle mount with a sprung and telescopic mechanism over a pale blue glass column, with an applied opal glass snake entwined around, on a cast and weighted bronze base, impressed T Smith to the base, 63cm high minimum

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A French Régence giltwood needlework arm rest, in

Lot 22: A French Régence giltwood needlework arm rest, in

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Description: A French Régence giltwood needlework arm rest, in the form of a miniature oval stool with an upholstered seat, 14cm high

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A shagreen mounted hairbrush and clothes brush,

Lot 23: A shagreen mounted hairbrush and clothes brush,

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Description: A shagreen mounted hairbrush and clothes brush, early 20th century (2)

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An early marble bust of a Roman goddess on a socle

Lot 24: An early marble bust of a Roman goddess on a socle

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Description: An early marble bust of a Roman goddess on a socle base, probably 17th century, 33cm high

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IN THE MANNER OF SIR JOHN SOANE A Regency mahogany

Lot 25: IN THE MANNER OF SIR JOHN SOANE A Regency mahogany

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Description: IN THE MANNER OF SIR JOHN SOANE A Regency mahogany stand, 18th century, of waisted square form, carved on three sides with a recessed oval within a triple lined border, 22.5cm high

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A George III mahogany mess tray with brass

Lot 26: A George III mahogany mess tray with brass

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Description: A George III mahogany mess tray with brass corners, 86.5cm long 62cm wide, and a folding stand (2)

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A George III mahogany 'Gothic' bookcase, the

Lot 27: A George III mahogany 'Gothic' bookcase, the

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Description: A George III mahogany 'Gothic' bookcase, the moulded cornice over three glazed doors with lancet astragals, over three similarly panelled doors and a plinth base, the top section with lancet panelled sides, 171cm wide 47cm deep 214cm high

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A pair of early Victorian oak side chair frames by

Lot 28: A pair of early Victorian oak side chair frames by

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Description: A pair of early Victorian oak side chair frames by Holland & Sons, c.1840, to a design by A W N Pugin, the House of Lords pattern, with faceted octagonal supports on brass caps and castors (2)

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A Regency copper oval jardiniere, with cast eagle

Lot 29: A Regency copper oval jardiniere, with cast eagle

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Description: A Regency copper oval jardiniere, with cast eagle and lion's mask handles, Greek key borders and a pedestal base, 38cm high

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A Bretby Pottery vase, late 19th century,

Lot 30: A Bretby Pottery vase, late 19th century,

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Description: A Bretby Pottery vase, late 19th century, decorated with flowers on a brown ground within moulded Aesthetic style 'wings', impressed Bretby 788, incised 3/26/9/91 AT, 23cm, and a Doulton Slaters Patent cauldron, impressed marks, 12cm high (2)

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A set of three brass fire irons, c.1880, with

Lot 31: A set of three brass fire irons, c.1880, with

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Description: A set of three brass fire irons, c.1880, with twist turned decoration, impressed Rd.no.156700, shovel 72cm long (3)

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A pair of bronze and ebony beer pulls, 39cm high

Lot 32: A pair of bronze and ebony beer pulls, 39cm high

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Description: A pair of bronze and ebony beer pulls, 39cm high (2)

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A child's painted tin jardiniere, the four sides

Lot 33: A child's painted tin jardiniere, the four sides

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Description: A child's painted tin jardiniere, the four sides decorated with Venus and Lancelot, on cast paw feet, 31cm high

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An engraved glass wall mirror, early 20th century,

Lot 34: An engraved glass wall mirror, early 20th century,

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Description: An engraved glass wall mirror, early 20th century, having an arched top and blue tinted segmental borders, 107cm high 82cm wide

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A Regency mahogany bergere library chair, with

Lot 35: A Regency mahogany bergere library chair, with

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Description: A Regency mahogany bergere library chair, with caned sides and back, the top rail carved with husks over a reeded frame, the arms with scrolled terminals on sabre shaped front legs, with green leather squab cushions

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A Victorian oak and pollard oak sideboard, c.1850,

Lot 36: A Victorian oak and pollard oak sideboard, c.1850,

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Description: A Victorian oak and pollard oak sideboard, c.1850, the raised back with fielded panels and square tapering columnar supports over an inverted breakfront and three panelled frieze drawers, raised on four square downward tapering columns and a platform base, 167cm wide 61cm deep 130cm high

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A pair of Renaissance-style pine hall chairs,

Lot 37: A pair of Renaissance-style pine hall chairs,

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Description: A pair of Renaissance-style pine hall chairs, c.1870, the square backs with boldly carved crests and Moyr Smith sepia printed tiles, the seats with stuffed 'cushions', on boldly turned legs and X-stretchers (2)

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An Aesthetic overmantel mirror, c.1875, the frame

Lot 38: An Aesthetic overmantel mirror, c.1875, the frame

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Description: An Aesthetic overmantel mirror, c.1875, the frame with original gilt and painted decoration below an arcaded crest, 132cm high 106cm wide

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LA MESLEY, CO. DURHAM A cork picture, early 19th

Lot 39: LA MESLEY, CO. DURHAM A cork picture, early 19th

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Description: LA MESLEY, CO. DURHAM A cork picture, early 19th century, gilt framed, 29 x 44cm

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A Victorian print of a Great Bustard, in a shaped

Lot 40: A Victorian print of a Great Bustard, in a shaped

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Description: A Victorian print of a Great Bustard, in a shaped mount, painted with foliage around pierced decoration, 31 x 36.5cm, and a pair of Regency cream lacquer fans, with turned boxwood handles (3)

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Gertrude Jekyll (1859-1872), 'REBEKAH AND THE

Lot 41: Gertrude Jekyll (1859-1872), 'REBEKAH AND THE

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Description: Gertrude Jekyll (1859-1872), 'REBEKAH AND THE SERVANT OF ABRAHAM AT THE WELL OF NAHOR ...' a tympanum-shaped design with figures, inscribed 'Painted at the Well, Crazies Hill, Berks', signed with initials and inscribed in pencil, pen and ink 19.5 x 31.5cm

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An applique wall hanging, c.1920, decorated with

Lot 42: An applique wall hanging, c.1920, decorated with

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Description: An applique wall hanging, c.1920, decorated with Egyptian motifs and figures, 250 x 132cm

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A French painted oak wall bracket, 19th century,

Lot 43: A French painted oak wall bracket, 19th century,

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Description: A French painted oak wall bracket, 19th century, of semicircular shape and architectural form, 33cm wide 25cm high

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A George III mahogany extending dining table,

Lot 44: A George III mahogany extending dining table,

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Description: A George III mahogany extending dining table, having a foldover top, a concertina action, two leaves with reeded edges, and eight turned legs, 360cm long max 122cm wide 73cm high

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GEORGE WALTON (1867-1933) A pair of walnut high

Lot 45: GEORGE WALTON (1867-1933) A pair of walnut high

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Description: GEORGE WALTON (1867-1933) A pair of walnut high back single chairs, with arched crest rails over caned panels, the caned seats on delicate turned tapering front legs with out-turned feet, 123.5cm high (2) Provenance: The Philippines, Brasted Chart, Kent. Literature: The Studio Yearbook 1907, K Moon, 'George Walton', p120.

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A large red boulle and ebonised overmantel mirror,

Lot 46: A large red boulle and ebonised overmantel mirror,

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Description: A large red boulle and ebonised overmantel mirror, mid 19th century, the arched top centred with an oval porcelain Sèvres-style panel of Marie Antoinette within an ornate ormolu mount, the mirror frame set with fourteen further porcelain panels within ormolu mounts and boulle panels, 214cm high 156cm wide

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A pair of Victorian oak money boxes, of tapering

Lot 47: A pair of Victorian oak money boxes, of tapering

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Description: A pair of Victorian oak money boxes, of tapering octagonal shape with locking covers inscribed 'Randolph' and 'Peggy' below bronze urn shaped finials, 32cm high (2)

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A pair of Scottish School Arts and Crafts side

Lot 48: A pair of Scottish School Arts and Crafts side

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Description: A pair of Scottish School Arts and Crafts side tables, c.1900, the square copper tops over painted bases with an undertier, palmette shaped pierced decoration, and square supports, 44cm square 71cm high (2)

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A Regency rosewood foldover card table, with

Lot 49: A Regency rosewood foldover card table, with

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Description: A Regency rosewood foldover card table, with satinwood crossbanding and stringing, raised on four square sabre legs, 91.5cm wide 45.5cm deep 74.5cm high

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A carved and painted Burmese figure of a horse,

Lot 50: A carved and painted Burmese figure of a horse,

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Description: A carved and painted Burmese figure of a horse, 19th century, 46cm high

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