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Luton Hoo Estate, The End of an Era

by Cheffins


94 lots with images

January 30, 2014

Live Auction

Clifton House

1 & 2 Clifton Road

Cambridge, CB1 7EA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1223 213343

Fax: +44 (0)1223 271949

Email: fine.art@cheffins.co.uk

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A French mahogany and ormolu mounted gueridon, circa 1905

Lot 1: A French mahogany and ormolu mounted gueridon, circa 1905

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Description: A French mahogany and ormolu mounted gueridon, circa 1905 in the Louis XVI style, with ribbon and husk mounts on quadruped splayed supports, with stringing, terminating in foliate sabots h:80 w: 44 cm Provenance: Supplied by La Maison Escalier de Cristal, Paris

Condition Report: Some expected marks to the top and where a label has been stuck on, the polish is dulled One sabot has been re attached and there is evidence of a split in the timber at the foot of the leg

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A pair of William and Mary revival walnut torchere, circa 1900

Lot 2: A pair of William and Mary revival walnut torchere, circa 1900

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Description: A pair of William and Mary revival walnut torchere, circa 1900 parcel gilt leaf decoration and scroll carved feet (2) h:106 w: 39 cm

Condition Report: Veneers lifting on the top of both and one with veneer losses A small moulding loss to the leaf carving on one leg

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A Louis XV revival kingwood and marquetry inlaid card table,

Lot 3: A Louis XV revival kingwood and marquetry inlaid card table,

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Description: A Louis XV revival kingwood and marquetry inlaid card table, floral marquetry to mirrored veneers, repeated to the frieze, baize lined, with leaf cast ormolu mounts on swept legs and sabot h:76 w: 84 d:47 cm Provenance: The yellow drawing room, Bath House, the Wernher's London residence in Piccadilly

Condition Report: There are shadow water marks to the top, but faint and some veneer losses to the inside of the legs

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A French ormolu mounted kingwood centre table, circa 1880

Lot 4: A French ormolu mounted kingwood centre table, circa 1880

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Description: A French ormolu mounted kingwood centre table, circa 1880 antico verde marble top, lion and mask ormolu mounts with undertier on swept legs, leaf cast and lion paw sabot h:80 w: 101 cm Provenance: Supplied by La Maison Escalier de Cristal, Paris

Condition Report: There are minor veneer losses to the inside of the legs

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A pair of Louis XVI style French grey painted console tables, 19th century

Lot 5: A pair of Louis XVI style French grey painted console tables, 19th century

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Description: A pair of Louis XVI style French grey painted console tables, 19th century breche violette marble tops, the frieze carved in relief with oak leaves and acorns, and hung with ribbon tied floral garland swags,on fluted tapering column legs headed with spiral foliate medallions terminating in turned bun feet h:92 w: 120 d:70 cm Provenance: The Pillared Room, Luton Hoo

Condition Report: One marble has been repaired, otherwise the condition is regarded as good

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A gilt framed salon chair, circa 1905

Lot 6: A gilt framed salon chair, circa 1905

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Description: A gilt framed salon chair, circa 1905 shell leaf and husk carved decoration, stamped L Dromart, 18 Rue St Lazare, Paris and Lady Wernher Collection label no.750 h:88 w: 40 cm

Condition Report: We consider the condition to be good

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An 18th century mahogany salon chair,

Lot 7: An 18th century mahogany salon chair,

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Description: An 18th century mahogany salon chair, scroll carved arms and husk decorated legs, later upholstery, on tapering square legs h:88 w: 55 cm

Condition Report: Slight movement in the joints and small loss of timber from one foot and a screw fixing to one back leg

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A 19th century mahogany framed conversation chair, circa 1905

Lot 8: A 19th century mahogany framed conversation chair, circa 1905

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Description: A 19th century mahogany framed conversation chair, circa 1905 Lady Wernher collection label no. 616 h:80 w: 51 cm

Condition Report: The frame is sound, but the upholstery is later

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A French walnut framed Bergere, circa 1900

Lot 9: A French walnut framed Bergere, circa 1900

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Description: A French walnut framed Bergere, circa 1900 floral carved show wood, Lady Ludlow Collection label h:77 w: 64 cm Provenance: Lady Ludlow was Sir Julius Wernher's widow

Condition Report: The cane work is good

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A French mahogany envelope card table, circa 1900,

Lot 10: A French mahogany envelope card table, circa 1900,

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Description: A French mahogany envelope card table, circa 1900, brass mounted, fitted a side drawer, on fluted column legs h:74 w: 58 cm

Condition Report: Small mouldings missing from the end of the drawer The baize lining is slighlty weakened at the fold of the hinged leaves The brass inset fluting on one leg has been taped in place, where presumably it has sprung

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A Louis XVI revival French gilt bronze and marquetry inlaid centre table, 19th century

Lot 11: A Louis XVI revival French gilt bronze and marquetry inlaid centre table, 19th century

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Description: A Louis XVI revival French gilt bronze and marquetry inlaid centre table, 19th century in the manner of J H Riesener, the galleried top inlaid with classical subject, leaf and roundel, writing slide and fitted end drawers, on tapering octagonal legs and sabot - see Wernher collection label 7147 h:77 w: 80 d:48 cm Provenance: Modelled on the marquetry writing table by J Riesener, made fior the Cabinet Interior od Marie Antoinette at Versailles in 1780

Condition Report: There are old marks to the top, veneer losses and gilt metal mounts missing

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A Continental marble figure after the Antique, 19th century

Lot 12: A Continental marble figure after the Antique, 19th century

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Description: A Continental marble figure after the Antique, 19th century the subject attired in classical robes, carrying a two handled basin h:97 cm

Condition Report: There are minor chips to the edge of the square plinth base

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A pair of Italian marble columns, 19th century

Lot 13: A pair of Italian marble columns, 19th century

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Description: A pair of Italian marble columns, 19th century of neo classical syle, the bases as seated winged figures, the fluted columns carved with acanthus leaf to square ovolo and leaf carved capitals h:224 cm

Condition Report: Chips and losses to the corners of the top The bases are dirty and marked

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An Adam revival painted and parcel gilt console table, circa 1905

Lot 14: An Adam revival painted and parcel gilt console table, circa 1905

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Description: An Adam revival painted and parcel gilt console table, circa 1905 decorated with classical medallion, cherubs and swags, to a floral banded border, on tapering square legs h:88 w: 182 d:60 cm

Condition Report: One leg has been repaired near the foot

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A pair of demi-lune satinwood console tables, circa 1880

Lot 15: A pair of demi-lune satinwood console tables, circa 1880

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Description: A pair of demi-lune satinwood console tables, circa 1880 in the manner of Robert Adam, crossbanded in mahogany and painted with trailing convolvulus, to painted and carved ribbon swag decorated friezes, on fluted column and stretchered supports (2) h:88 w: 95 d:47 cm

Condition Report: There is some blooming to the surface of the border decoration of the top

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A pair of 19th century Chinese blue and white fish bowls,

Lot 16: A pair of 19th century Chinese blue and white fish bowls,

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Description: A pair of 19th century Chinese blue and white fish bowls, the bowls painted with ruyi lappet rim bands, the rounded sides with scrolling lotus, 68.5cm (27 in) diameter,

Condition Report: One has two areas of star cracking which have been stapled together and a big bruise on the rim. The other has a bubble inside the rim which must have happened during the firing but is otherwise OK.

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A pair of giltwood urn stands, 19th century

Lot 17: A pair of giltwood urn stands, 19th century

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Description: A pair of giltwood urn stands, 19th century the stands each with swags below the circular tops hanging down to the four foliate scroll and peg feet (2) h:56 w: 41 cm

Condition Report: Wear to the gilt surface with red clay bole base showing in places. The feet show some damp marks on the feet, but no apparent restoration or losses

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A George II gilt wood framed pier glass, circa 1750

Lot 18: A George II gilt wood framed pier glass, circa 1750

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Description: A George II gilt wood framed pier glass, circa 1750 the divided plates with foliate divide and reserve border plates, to an intricately carved cresting of acanthus leaf and scrolls h:200 w: 104 cm Provenance: See plate 6, mirror frame, from a collection of designs, published 1758 by Thomas Johnson

Condition Report: Fragile frame with slipped small border plates and some losses of gilt and small mouldings Evidence of re used period mirror plates in the border plates

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A George II revival mahogany card table, circa 1870

Lot 19: A George II revival mahogany card table, circa 1870

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Description: A George II revival mahogany card table, circa 1870 serpentine fold over top with carved border, the interior embroidered with playing cards and gaming chips, on carved cabriole legs with ball and claw feet h:75 w: 92 d:46 cm

Condition Report: Old restorations to the mahogany top close one hinge which is weak with small timber losses

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A set of eight Hepplewhite style mahogany dining chairs, circa 1870

Lot 20: A set of eight Hepplewhite style mahogany dining chairs, circa 1870

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Description: A set of eight Hepplewhite style mahogany dining chairs, circa 1870 oval backs, carved and pierced acanthus leaf rails, horse hair woven seats, on tapering square legs (8) h:95 w: 51 cm

Condition Report: Old repairs to the backs

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A George II mahogany centre table, circa 1740

Lot 21: A George II mahogany centre table, circa 1740

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Description: A George II mahogany centre table, circa 1740 deep recessed tray edge top to a leaf and dark carved border, lion mask carved frieze, bronze carrying handles, on shell carved cabriole legs and hairy paw feet h:75 w: 105 d:60 cm Provenance: Antique Collector June 1960, The Private appartments of Luton Hoo and the Wernher Collections, Part I, page 92

Condition Report: The top inset with a plate glass, one rosette lost from one corner and two edge mouldings from the corner returns and one along the underside of the gallery edge at one end

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A George III revival concave mahogany corner cupboard, circa 1870

Lot 23: A George III revival concave mahogany corner cupboard, circa 1870

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Description: A George III revival concave mahogany corner cupboard, circa 1870 dental moulded cornice, fluted canted sides, with cupboards to base h:233 w: 180 cm

Condition Report: Later battens in place of the shelves, and one glass panel broken The sides cut at the dado rail level and skirting board

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A late 19th century Continental oak framed upholstered day bed, circa 1890

Lot 24: A late 19th century Continental oak framed upholstered day bed, circa 1890

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Description: A late 19th century Continental oak framed upholstered day bed, circa 1890 with similarly upholstered cushion armrests, on turned legs h:104 w: 160 d:69 cm

Condition Report: Expected wear and faded, but overall the condition is good The base is sprung, the back lifts off and the arms also can be adjusted and or removed

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A pair of late 19th century upholstered seats, circa 1870

Lot 25: A pair of late 19th century upholstered seats, circa 1870

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Description: A pair of late 19th century upholstered seats, circa 1870 on turned and carved legs and casters h:86 w: 151 cm

Condition Report: Old loose covers, possibly original fabrics from the Mewes & Davis interiors

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A George III revival mahogany wash stand,

Lot 26: A George III revival mahogany wash stand,

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Description: A George III revival mahogany wash stand, the triangular section fitted two small drawers, on carved claw feet h:80 cm

Condition Report: One drawer is damaged, the powder urn is missing and the bowl recess frame has old restoration

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A George III revival mahogany wash stand,

Lot 27: A George III revival mahogany wash stand,

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Description: A George III revival mahogany wash stand, with bowl recess, a triangular section fitted two small drawers, on swept pad feet h:80 cm

Condition Report: The condition is good

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A late 19th century satinwood writing table, circa 1880

Lot 28: A late 19th century satinwood writing table, circa 1880

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Description: A late 19th century satinwood writing table, circa 1880 in the manner of Holland & Sons, leather lined top, fitted blind frieze drawers, rosewood crossbanded frieze and inlaid with Greek key stringing, on standard column end supports, on sabre legs and casters h:77 w: 130 d:68 cm

Condition Report: Water and other marks to the leather lined top, ebony border stringing is missing in areas and small section of border moulding to one corner

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A George III style serpentine cast iron fire grate,

Lot 29: A George III style serpentine cast iron fire grate,

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Description: A George III style serpentine cast iron fire grate, with brass urn finials h:75 w: 75 cm

Condition Report: The grate is sound

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A George III style cast iron serpentine fire grate,

Lot 30: A George III style cast iron serpentine fire grate,

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Description: A George III style cast iron serpentine fire grate, with brass urn finials h:61 w: 80 cm

Condition Report: Damage to the iron back plate

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An 18th century style polished steel fire grate,

Lot 31: An 18th century style polished steel fire grate,

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Description: An 18th century style polished steel fire grate, serpentine outline with urn finials, together with matching ash pan h:74 w: 104 cm

Condition Report: The back plate has a break

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A George III style steel serpentine fire grate,

Lot 32: A George III style steel serpentine fire grate,

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Description: A George III style steel serpentine fire grate, h:51 w: 78 cm

Condition Report: The grate is sound

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A cast iron fire grate, 19th century

Lot 33: A cast iron fire grate, 19th century

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Description: A cast iron fire grate, 19th century with bronze flaming torch column supports h:43 w: 58 cm

Condition Report: No obvious damages

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A cast iron fire grate, 19th century,

Lot 34: A cast iron fire grate, 19th century,

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Description: A cast iron fire grate, 19th century, with leaf decorated bar and urn finials, with bronze mounts h:52 w: 64 cm

Condition Report: No obvious damages

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A late Victorian cast iron fender, circa 1880,

Lot 35: A late Victorian cast iron fender, circa 1880,

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Description: A late Victorian cast iron fender, circa 1880, Greek key pierced and column decoration w: 170 cm

Condition Report: Surface rust

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An 18th century style steel serpentine fender, circa 1880

Lot 36: An 18th century style steel serpentine fender, circa 1880

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Description: An 18th century style steel serpentine fender, circa 1880 w: 137 cm

Condition Report: Surface rust

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A Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

Lot 37: A Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

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Description: A Victorian steel fender, circa 1880 of George III style with pierced and beaded decoration w: 157 cm

Condition Report: Surface rust

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A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

Lot 38: A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

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Description: A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880 of George IV style w: 120 cm

Condition Report: Surface rust

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A polished bronze fender, circa 1890

Lot 39: A polished bronze fender, circa 1890

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Description: A polished bronze fender, circa 1890 cast tassel decoration with flame finial and scroll work decoration w: 164 cm

Condition Report: Oxidised, but no apparent damages

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A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

Lot 40: A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

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Description: A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880 of George IV style with concentric pierced decoration and another similar 145cm wide (2) w: 120 cm

Condition Report: Surface rust

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A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

Lot 41: A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

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Description: A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880 of George IV style with pierced concentric decoration w: 153 cm

Condition Report: Surface rust

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A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

Lot 42: A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880

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Description: A late Victorian steel fender, circa 1880 of George III style, pierced decoration and another similar (2) w: 131 cm

Condition Report: Surface rust

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An Edwardian brass-framed three-fold spark guard,

Lot 43: An Edwardian brass-framed three-fold spark guard,

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Description: An Edwardian brass-framed three-fold spark guard, leaf and husk moulded frame h:91 w: 166 cm

Condition Report: Generally sound, the fine mesh is slightly stretched

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A set of George III polished steel fire irons

Lot 44: A set of George III polished steel fire irons

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Description: A set of George III polished steel fire irons

Condition Report: Surface rust

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A pair of 20th century gilt bronze candlestick table lamps,

Lot 45: A pair of 20th century gilt bronze candlestick table lamps,

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Description: A pair of 20th century gilt bronze candlestick table lamps, the foliate nozzles on fluted columns with leaf cast bases, the circular feet with mask and foliate bands (2) h:46 cm

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An Indian ceremonial saddle, 19th century,

Lot 46: An Indian ceremonial saddle, 19th century,

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Description: An Indian ceremonial saddle, 19th century, finely worked in silver thread, with iron work stirrups on a saddle horse, with saddle cover, bridle and girth

Condition Report: The saddle seat is worn and the silver coloured thread embroidery has dulled - it is bright under the saddle where it has been protected.

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John Goodwin, London, a George III giltwood cartel timepiece,

Lot 47: John Goodwin, London, a George III giltwood cartel timepiece,

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Description: John Goodwin, London, a George III giltwood cartel timepiece, the signed 8 inch silvered dial with mock pendulum aperture, four pillar rectangular fusee movement (probably later associated and adapted), lacking rear door, 70cm high (damage to case)

Condition Report: Case repainted with gold coloured paint , damaged and with losses

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A pair of bronze gates,

Lot 48: A pair of bronze gates,

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Description: A pair of bronze gates, cast and wrought with foliage and fruiting spindles, the arched top rails with rectangular florettes, together with posts h:154 w: 164 cm

Condition Report: As removed with expected verdegris

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A pair of bronze gates, 20th century

Lot 49: A pair of bronze gates, 20th century

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Description: A pair of bronze gates, 20th century cast and wrought with foliage and fruiting spindles, the inverted arched top rails with rectangular florettes, together with posts h:157 w: 184 cm

Condition Report: Modern copies of the original design, replacements of previously solen gates

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A pair of large wrought iron and gilded garden gates,

Lot 50: A pair of large wrought iron and gilded garden gates,

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Description: A pair of large wrought iron and gilded garden gates, with matching ironwork cresting, cresting 133cm high h:217 w: 238 cm

Condition Report: Recently refurbished

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A Victorian oak billiard room score board / cabinet,

Lot 61: A Victorian oak billiard room score board / cabinet,

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Description: A Victorian oak billiard room score board / cabinet, with part fitments on square tapering legs a/f h:92 w: 127 d:50 cm

Condition Report: With marks and losses to the stretcher and score board fitments

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