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The Kensington Online Sale

by Auction Atrium


146 lots with images

July 26, 2011

101B Kensington Church Street

London, W8 7LN United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 792 9020

Email: info@auctionatrium.com

A tortoiseshell and mother of pearl inlaid

Lot 16662: A tortoiseshell and mother of pearl inlaid

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Description: A tortoiseshell and mother of pearl inlaid Teacaddy, in the Regency styleof canted rectangular form, the domed hinged lid with lobed bone finial, the front three canted panels with incised floral and foliate decoration and with circular lockplate, opening to a velvet lined inner cover and foil line interior,Please be aware that the sale of this lot is subject to CITES regulations when exporting this item., It is therefore the buyers, responsibility to ascertain the local regulations and to adhere to UK export law. 16.5cm high, 12cm wide, 10cm deep Condition: In good condition

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A near pair of early 20th century Moorish bone and

Lot 18220: A near pair of early 20th century Moorish bone and

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Description: A near pair of early 20th century Moorish bone and mother of pearl inlaid wall mirrors, probably 20th century,the rectangular plates set within plain mounts, the elaborate scrolling crestings with foliate ears and corners 74cm x 44cm and 78cm x 48cm approximately. Condition: Some losses and minor damage to the inlaid decoration, some restoration and later infills to the bone and mother of pearl inlay.

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British school, 20th century, Mountain view, North

Lot 18299: British school, 20th century, Mountain view, North

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Description: British school, 20th century, Mountain view, North West Scotland,watercolour, monogramed and dated "PW85", framed and glazed the image 17cm x 24cm, the frame, 34.5cm x 40.5cm Condition: In good condition unexamined out of frame.

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A set of four mid 18th century embossed paper

Lot 18365: A set of four mid 18th century embossed paper

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Description: A set of four mid 18th century embossed paper gouache bird Pictures in the manner of Samuel Dixon, in ,basso relievo, after designs from his ,Foreign and Domestick Birds,, three designs after the 1755 edition of, the original twelve formal bird and garden flower arrangements, depicting ,Goldfinch with orange field butterfly, ranunculas, woodbine, blue larkheel, lily of the valley, auricular and scarlet sweet-scented pea,, ,Chaffinch, province rose, common rose, scarlet variegated anenomy, burrice, yellow crocus, purple blue lark-heel, convolvulus minor and snowdrop, and ,White-headed parrot, butterfly and white muscadine grapes,, the fourth after a design from set of twelve, ,Curious foreign bird pieces,, first published in 1749, depicting ,Summer duck, red billed whistling duck and shells,, all mounted within matched contemporary gadrooned gilt gesso glazed rectangular frames, the frame to the parrot picture with time stained applied paper trade label to the backboard inscribed ,Spilsbury Engraver, Map and Print Seller, Russell Court Covent Garden,, (4),A native of Dublin, Samuel Dixon became famous for his sets of embossed bird and flower pictures, issued between 1748 and 1755, incorporating a technique which he called ,basso relievo,, in which parts of the picture were raised be means of a copper plate and coloured in gouache or watercolour. Trading from Capel Street, Dublin, Dixon,s first set of twelve formal flower arrangements were initially first advertised in the 26th April 1748 edition of Faulkner,s Dublin Journal and the success of this set encouraged Dixon to produce a further, ,set of curious Foreign Bird Pieces,, advertised the following year. These designs were taken directly from the first four volumes of George Edward,s Natural History of Uncommon Birds, 1743-1751, as were the descriptive printed labels used on the reverse which included dedications to the English and Irish nobility of the day. By the early 1750,s Dixon was employing three young boy painters to execute his work, these being James Riley, Gustavus Hamilton and Daniel O,Keefe who were actually miniature painters in their own right.Literature - Longfield (A.): ,Samuel Dixon,s Embossed Pictures of Flowers and Birds,, Irish Georgian Society Bulletin, Oct-Dec 1975, and ,More About Samuel Dixon and His Imitators,, the Quarterly Bulletin of the Irish Society, January-June, 1980. The first, second and fourth pictures measuring 30cm x 39cm approximately unframed, the third picture (of the parrot) measuring 29cm x 38cm approximately unframed. Condition: In good condition commensurate with age, all with some typical minor spotting, discolouration and possible trimming commensurate with age, the duck picture with blackish mark to the top right hand corner. The pictures all mounted within contemporary associated frames, the first and second pictures both exposing part of the inner backboard to the margins under the glass of their matching frames, one with replaced hardboard backboard, the third picture with a tiny fraction of the backboard showing under the glass of the frame, the forth picture probably trimmed and fitting the glazed frame completely, the last two pictures with slightly smaller matching frame. All the frames with typical minor chips and losses to the gilt gesso.

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A George III Hepplewhite style kingwood banded and

Lot 18366: A George III Hepplewhite style kingwood banded and

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Description: A George III Hepplewhite style kingwood banded and strung cross banded mahogany serpentine Chest of Drawers in the French taste,the moulded top, with diagonal crossbanded decoration above four graduated drawers with brass florette ring handles flanked by angled reeded corners above a gently bombe moulded shaped apron on ogee shaped short cabriole legs 84.5cm high, 94cm wide, 55cm deep Condition: In good condition with restorations commensurate with age. Loss to the veneer to the top right hand side approximately 8cm x 1cm piece and some minor cracking to veneers particularly to the banding and minor cracking to the apron. The top with some old ring marks.

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