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MALLETT 125th Anniversary 1865-1990
Cover Detail of marquetry from a superb satinwood cabinet (See pages 26-27) Frontispiece The front sFiowroom at 40 New Bond Street, displaying an important George II mahogany library table (See page 18)
MALLETT English and Continental Antique Furniture and Objets d'Art
125th Anniversary 1865-1990
40 New Bond Street London W1 and at Bourdon House 2 Davies Street London W1 1990
40 Neiv Bend Street W1
MALLETT 40 New Bond Street
Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd 40 N e w Bond Street, London W 1 Y OBS Telephone 071-499 7411 Fax 071-495 3179
Mallett is probably the largest antique shop that deals in important English furniture together with fine decorative items and unusual objects of great excellence. It has a very special hallmark of high quality and decorative individuality. The firm originated in Bath, Somerset, in 1865 but opened in London in 1910 in premises at 40 N e w Bond Street. Many shoppers in Bond Street are familiar with Mallett's fagade and pause to admire the furniture displayed in the large curved w i n d o w s on either side of the door. Few however suspect the size of the shop behind; eleven spacious showrooms on two floors. Within this building there is ample room to display a very extensive stock of furniture, including mirrors, pictures and objects. The rooms are carefully arranged to re-create the atmosphere of a private house; furniture is exhibited with an eye to the general effect and care is taken to place every piece in such a way as to complement its neighbour and show it in an exemp ary artistic room setting. It is part of our philosophy that as well as the individual excellence of antique items, each piece should take its part in being carefully placed in the creation of a room and that the making of interiors is in itself a true art form that our clients can participate in and we can help with. Within the general layout, two rooms are arranged as dining rooms, with tables and sets of chairs, as well
2 Davies Street W3
Directors P . M . Maitland Mnnagtnf( D . G . F . Nickerson
T h e H o n P . H . Dixon J . S . Yorke P.C. H u n t C.E.R. Wood M . H . Neville Associate
as sideboards or console tables against the walls. There is a panelled library with bookcases, desks and library tables. Downstairs are two large rooms, also with period panelling, containing a fine collection of walnut and early eighteenth century furniture,while other areas are designed as drawing rooms or reception rooms of a more general nature. A grotto, conceived on Italianate lines by the architect Raymond Erith, has walls encrusted with shells and currently displays items from our new glass department. From these showrooms, pieces have travelled to m u s e u m s and private collections all over the world. Mallett's are particularly proud of their close association with the major international museums. T h e Victoria and Albert M u s e u m possesses more than fifty pieces of furniture which at one time or another formed part of the stock at 40 N e w Bond Street, and many items have gone to American museums. Complementary to the important furniture are Mallett's own special productions - many different lamps and exclusive low tables of a modern stylish design incorporating special decorative or antique features. These form an important element in our approach to furnishing, a careful control of quality in a 1 its varied aspects and an insistence on an overall decorative effect. Fine antiques should be not only a sound investment but also an embellishment and a pleasure in everyday life.
MALLETT at Bourdon House
Mallett at Bourdon House 2 Davies Street, London W I Y ILJ Telephone 071-629 2444 Fax 071-495 3179
Bourdon House, in the heart of Mayfair, until 1953 the London house of the late 2nd Duke of Westminster, has an interesting history. Built for William Burdon, Esq, in the years 1723-25, during the reign of George I, the house stood amidst fields and market-gardens between the then emerging Berkeley and Hanover Squares. T h e property came into the family of the future Dukes of Westminster through the marriage of Sir T h o m a s Grosvenor, in 1677, to Miss Mary Davies (hence Davies Street), the beautiful daughter of a local yeoman. Some fifty years later this land was leased to the Burdons who, shortly afterwards, started to build a house there. Bourdon House, as our second shop, 'P' still retains the character of a three hundred vear old familv home.
Directors D . G . F . Nickerson Miiiw^iii'^ P . M . Maitland L.M. Synge T h e H o n P . H . Dixon J . S . Yorke P.C. Hunt C . E . R . Wood
Within its period setting there are three floors filled with fascinating French and Continental furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries, objets d'art, decorative pictures, bibelots and amusing accessories. T h e stock is more eclectic than that at the shop in Bond Street; it includes rare masterpieces together with unusual and exotic items and other pieces of eccentric interest. The general taste is unique in combining unusual charm with quality of design and craftsmanship. Beyond a wrought iron grill on the third floor lies a charming octagonal treasure room where fascinating Indian gold tribal jewellery is displayed. There is also an attractive paved courtyard which provides the perfect background for antique garden statuary, ornaments and furniture, which are another exclusive feature of the business.
Directors C . E . R . W o o d Mnnagiii'^ D . G . F . Nickerson P . M . Maitland
Christopher Wood Ltd 15 Motcomb Street, London S W I X 8LB Telephone 071-235 9141 Fax 071-495 3179
In 1988 the Christopher Wood Gallery became part of Mallett's and both the Bond Street and Bourdon House shops exhibit paintings from this gallery, which was established in Motcomb Street, Belgravia, in 1979. It specializes in fine Victorian, Edwardian and Pre-Raphaelite paintings, watercolours and drawings. Christopher Wood is an acknowledged authority in this field and has written definitive books on the subject. He has recently completed a six part series for Channel 4 television on Victorian artists entitled T'ainters to the People'. He continues to be the Managing Director at the Gallery but also assists with paintings for the two antique businesses.
Antique Glass at Mallett We are pleased to announce the opening of a new department specialising in fine and decorative glass, under the management of John Smith. Pages 22-25 show a selection of pieces which may be seen at 40 New Bond Street.
T h e folk)wing pages illustrate a selection of i t e m s from o u r s t o c k at B o n d S t r e e t , B o u r d o n H o u s e and the Christopher W o o d Gallery. Prices are available o n rec uest a n d q u o t a t i o n s c a n :ie o b t a i n e d for s h i p p i n g w o r l d w i d e .
MALLETT 40 New Bond Street
A ven/ rare red lacquer desk An early 18th century small kneehole desk with fitted secretaire drawer, richly decorated throughout with chinoiseries and flowers on a brilliant scarlet ground, the top having a garden scene with courtly figures, the sides with huntsmen and warriors, retaining its original gilt metal handles. Dresden, circa 1720
Height: 31'/zin (80cm) Width: 33in (84cm) Depth: 19y4in (50cm)
Top: Height: 43Vzin (111cm) Width: 31in (79cm) Depth of seat: 20in (51cm) Bottom: Height: 44in (112cm) Width: 34in (86cm) Depth of seat: 21in (53cm)
Queen Anne period wing chairs Three very fine early 18th century walnut wing chairs on cabriole legs, each chair upholstered with period needlework in a remarkable state of preservation and with strong, fresh colouring. English, circa 1710 Left: Height: 45in (114cm) Width: 32in (81cm) Depth of seat: 20in (51cm)
One of a pair
A pair of Queen Anne ivindoiu seats A very rare pair of early 18th century window seats, each standing on six turned walnut legs ending in pad feet, the seats and scroll-over ends upholstered in green silk velvet. English, circa 1700 Height: 29in (74cm) Length: 64in (163cm) Depth: 21 in (53cm)
A bureau bookcase bi/ John Belchier A very fine Q u e e n A n n e walnut bureau bookcase, bearing the trade label of John Belchier in one of the small drawers of the interior, inscribed 'Made by John Bel Chier at Ye Sun in St. Pauls Church Yard'; the upper section with domed cornice above a single mirrored door retaining its original bevelled plate and enclosing bookshelves; the lower section with fitted interior with a small central cupboard enclosing miniature drawers and flanked by secret compartments, the drawers in the base retaining original brass handles and escutcheons. English, circa 1715
Belchier labelled s o m e of his furniture up until 1730, restricting it only to the particularly important pieces of cabinet furniture. He was r e n o w n e d not only 'as a very eminent cabinet maker' but also as a supplier of the best glass and mirror plate, for which he was c o m m i s s i o n e d by the 1st D u k e of Montagu and also throughout Boughton House, Northamptonshire. It is therefore especially important in this piece that we have not only his trade label but also his original mirror plate.
Height: 82in (208cm) Width: 34in (86cm) Depth: 22y2in (57cm)
On either side of the bureau bookcase are two from a set of four outstanding George 111 carved giltwood armchairs in the manner of John Linnell.
Literature: Geoffrey Beard - 'Dictionary of English Cabinet Makers', page 59.
A walnut lowboy An early 18th century walnut side table with arched frieze and three small drawers with engraved brass handles, raised on elegant cabriole legs, the top in burr walnut of superb, faded colour. English, circa 1710 Height: 28V4in (72cm) Width: 30in (76cm) Depth: 18in (46cm)
A walnut bachelor's chest A fine Queen Anne burr walnut bachelor's chest with fold-over top and two small drawers above three long graduated drawers, all retaining their original brass handles and locks. English, circa 1710 Height: BO^in (78cm) Width: 29in (74cm) Depth: 14'/2in (37cm)
A pair of Queen Anne mirrors A pair of carved giltwood and gesso mirrors of rare design and small size, with shaped and bevelled plates surmounted by dished shell crestings, husks and scrolling foliage. English, circa 1710 Height: 38in (97cm) Width: 19in (48cm)
A William and Marxj card table A very rare 17th century small black japanned card table with ogee shaped top, similarly lacquered w h e n closed, the frieze with small drawers and pendant finials, on octagonal legs with bun feet. English, circa 1690 Height: 28in (71cm) Width: 30y4in (78cm) Depth: 23in (59cm) Depth closed: l l ' / 2 i n (29cm)
A fine pair of gilt gesso tables A pair of early 18th century side tables of excellent proportions and retaining their original gilding, the tops carved with strapwork and scrolling foliage, the frieze with acanthus leaves and an unusual, shaped apron, on cabriole legs with carved pad feet. English, circa 1710
Height: 33in (84cm) Width: 45in (114cm) Depth: 20i/2in (52cm)
Two Chinese porcelain figures A n e x t r e m e l y fine pair of mid 18th c e n t u r y M a n d a r i n porcelain figures of ladies with beautifully m o d e l l e d f e a t u r e s a n d d e c o r a t e d r o b e s , h o l d i n g v a s e s as c a n d l e sconces. C h ' i e n L u n g , circa 1750 H e i g h t : 16'/2in ( 4 2 c m )
An exceptional pair of Windsor chairs A pair of late 18th century high back Windsor armchairs in a combination of yewwood and walnut, carved with a variety of neo-classical motifs, with husks, wheatears and paterae on the pierced backs and anthemia on the knees. English, circa 1780 Height: 42in (70cm) Width: 22in (56cm) Depth of seat: 17V2in (44cm)
A very rare bureau A small 18th century bureau on stand executed in walnut, the fall front enclosing a fitted interior with an arrangement of pigeon holes and small drawers faced with burr yewwood and lined with walnut, raised on a carved walnut base with cabriole legs and scroll toes. English, circa 1770 Height: 38in (96cm) Width: 29in (74cm) Depth: 17in (43cm) 26
A Chippendale period tea caddy A mid 18th century carved limewood tea caddy in the rococo manner, the form inspired by Chippendale's own design in the 'Director' of 1754, pi CXXIX. English, circa 1760
Height: 6in (15cm) Width: 9in (23cm) Depth: 6in (15cm)
Maximum size: 18in X 16in (46cm X 41cm)
A selection of cushions made from antique English and French needlework.
The Downshire library table A highly important late George II mahogany library desk; having recessed sides, the desk has a boldly carved top edge with scroll and foliate motifs; the sides are similarly ornamented with double ' C scroll carving and the desk is raised on ogee bracket feet carved with acanthus leaves; the front and reverse side have an arrangement of four long central drawers, each top drawer opening to reveal a lifting, leather lined bookrest, flanked on either side by four shorter drawers; all the drawers are inlaid with ivory initials and mounted with magnificent gilt bronze handles; there is a cupboard in the recess at either end. English, circa 1755 18
Height: 32'/4in (82cm) Length: 76in (193cm) Depth: 52in (132cm) Pnnviuincc: Formerly in the collection of the 7th Marquess of Downshire at Murlough, D u n d r u m , Co. D o w n . (See frontispiece)
A George III mirror in transitional style A very fine and large 18th c e n t u r y carved giltwood mirror with divided rectangular plate s u r r o u n d e d by a border of neo-classical design with alternate a n t h e m i a and bellflowers, the outer frame f o r m e d of boldly scrolling foliage in the rococo m a n n e r , e n t w i n e d with garlands of h u s k s and s u r m o u n t e d by c a r t o u c h e cresting. English, circa 1770
Height: 9ft 3in (282cm) Width: 4ft 2i/2in (128cm) Provenance: Ramsbury Manor, Wiltshire
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i An important mahogany bookcase A Chippendale period mahogany breakfront bookcase of very fine proportions, with domed central section surmounted by a magnificent carved urn within a wreath of bellflowers, the cornice carved with fluting and swags of bellflowers, with four glazed doors retaining most of their original glass within geometric astragals; the base with four long graduated drawers retaining their original gilt metal handles, flanked by
cupboards panelled with flame figured veneers within fluted borders and cartouche corners. English, circa 1765 Height: 9ft 6in (290cm) Width: 8ft 4in (254cm) Depth: 1ft 9in (53cm)
A pair of Chinese Chippendale chairs A very fine pair of mid 18th century mahogany open armchairs, the lattice backs carved with foliate motifs, with pierced scroll armrests and square, tapered legs with blind fret carving. English, circa 1760 Height: 37in (94cm) Width: 27in (69cm) Depth of seat: 21in (53cm)
A Chippendale period wine table A small mid 18th century mahogany tripod table with octagonal top of excellent colour and with spindle gallery, raised on a finely drawn spiral stem. English, circa 1760 Height: 22in (56cm) Width of top: lOin (26cm) 21
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Three eighteenth century decanters. Two shoulder decanters, circa 1765, flanking a mallet decanter, circa 1760, facet cut overall and engraved 'Calcavello'. (A sweet white wine from Portugal). Height of tallest: 12'/4in (31cm)
T h e baluster wine glass was a peculiarly English vessel, made to utilise the special properties of the recently discovered 'glass of lead'. T h e s e six examples which date b e t w e e n 1695 and 1720 are all beautifully proportioned and display the lustrous quality of early lead glass. Height of tallest: 8y4in (22cm)
An extremely fine and rare pair of helmet-shaped jugs on octagonal feet. Circa 1765 Height: 6'/2in (16.5cm) 23
A finger bowl and plate. The bowl in yellow glass engraved with roses, thistles and shamrock, together with the royal cypher and the arms of the City of London. These items are from a suite of table glass used by Queen Victoria at her first banquet in the City of London. An identical pair are in the Museum of London. Circa 1837 Height of bowl: S ^ i n (9.5cm) A wine glass, decorated in white enamel by William Beilby with a scene of classical ruins. William Beilby (1740-1819) lived and worked with other members of his family in Newcastle-upon-Tyne between 1761 and 1778, when he executed work in fine enamel on glass. Thomas Bewick, the famous wood engraver, was apprenticed to this family. Circa 1770
An opaque twist ale glass, well gilded with hops and barley. In the 18th century a gilder would grind gold with honey, or some other carrying medium, apply the glass and fire, then burnish the result. Circa 1760
Height: 5%in (14.5cm) Height: 7i/4in (18.5cm)
A 'Bristol' blue finger bowl with early flat-cut decoration. Circa 1770 Height: 3V2in (9cm)
A pair of large cup shaped goblets on plain stems. The bowls engraved with fruiting vines surrounding a cartouche with Bacchus, glass and bottle in hand, sitting astride a barrel. In the background is a Cyprus tree and also a rose and bud. Circa 1750 Height: Sin (20.5cm)
A large tumbler, the reverse dated 1797 and with initials W . M . B . The engraving shows a gardener resting on his spade in front of a cold frame and surveying a large manor house with its formal garden. The detail shows a roller, fork, rake, hoe and watering can, together with a beer jug. Height: 6in (15.5cm)
A highly important marquetry cabinet This magnificent cabinet is o n e of three similar pieces of furniture m a d e by a late 18th century d e s i g n e r w h o s e identity is as yet u n k n o w n . T h e t w o o t h e r cabinets, w h i c h are in the Metropolitan M u s e u m in N e w York a n d in the W e r h n e r Collection at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, t o g e t h e r with this piece, exhibit the highest qualities of S h e r a t o n period w o o d w o r k while the especially fine marc]uetry r e p r e s e n t s the epitome of English G e o r g i a n c a b i n e t m a k i n g . Each of t h e s e three pieces is of similar form a n d approximately the s a m e in design but each h a s significant differences in detail. O u r cabinet, like the other two, is in the s h a p e of a half-round c o m m o d e , standing on tapering legs, with a separate part on top. This consists of a superstructure c o n t a i n i n g a cupboard a n d d r a w e r s , with a shelf a b o v e and s u r m o u n t e d by a panel s u p p o r t i n g a gilt b r o n z e bust, perhaps r e p r e s e n t i n g Apollo. T h e w h o l e piece is especially richly v e n e e r e d in m a n y varieties of w o o d , s o m e familiar, s o m e very unusual. T h e curved doors, d r a w e r fronts and other surfaces are all profusely d e c o r a t e d with superbly drawn m a r q u e t r y of neo-classical d e s i g n , e c h o i n g much of the artistic vocabulary derived from G r e e c e and Italy a n d extensively u s e d in England following the fashionable travels m a d e by English gentry and artists on the G r a n d Tour. Each panel is finely o r n a m e n t e d with elegant r o u n d e l s , u r n s , s w a g s , trophies and a wide variety of delicate floral motifs and the u p p e r section c o m b i n e s classical c o l u m n s and flutings with both sprigs of the familiar English oak with oak apples and the m o r e classical vines with grapes. T h e central c u p b o a r d of this section o p e n s to reveal a n u m b e r of pigeon holes, a d r a w e r and secret c o m p a r t m e n t s , while the inner sides of the doors are v e n e e r e d with a pair of classical e w e r s . T h e main b o d y of the cabinet h a s a central oval panel depicting musical cupids resting on clouds. A b o v e this, sliding doors contain a pull-out writing c o m p a r t m e n t with an adjustable reading stand lined with parquetry in s a t i n w o o d , h a r e w o o d and oyster v e n e e r s . T h i s section also contains further pigeon holes, small d r a w e r s and a finely d e c o r a t e d small c u p b o a r d . T h e cabinet is further e n r i c h e d overall by fine gilt brass m o u n t s in the form of a bold and elaborate pierced gallery, s w a g s , oval wreath and paterae l a n d l e s , feet and three different m o u l d i n g s . A n o t h e r interesting feature is in the locking system; the small drawers above and the main d r a w e r s b e l o w are locked by fascinating concealed and united kev m e c h a n i s m s . English, circa 1780 Height: 70in (178cm) Width: 46i/2in (118cm) Depth: 25in (64cm)
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Mr J. Pierpont Morgan References F. S. Robinson, English Furniture, London 1905, pi CXLIX T. P. Grieg, Connoisseur, CXIII, 1944, p66 Connoisseur, CXXXVL 1955, pl46, fig 5 E. H. Pinto, Antique Collector, XXVIII, 1957, ppl93-196 R. Fastnedge, Sheraton Furniture, London 1962, pl06. Fig 72 G. de Bellaigue, Burlington Magazine, CVII, May 1965, p249, note 42 I. Ickeringhill, New York Times, 22 August 1968, p43, col 1 William P. Rieder, The Untermyer Collection of Furniture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977, pp98-99, fig 179 Former J. Pierpont Morgan Collection New York, ParkeBernet catalogue, 6th November 1971, lot 92, illustrated on cover and pi XLVII Catalogue, Art Treasures Exhibition - Metropolitan Museum, NY Antique and Art Dealers Association, 1955. (See cover for detail of marquetry) 27
A superb pair of Hepplewhite period armchairs A pair of carved giltwood oval back armchairs with vase shaped splats painted with classical figures in the manner of Angelica Kauffmann and with bouquets of flowers, the backs with blue painted ribbon carving, the chair frames with acanthus leaves, husks and beading and raised on fluted tapering legs. English, circa 1780 Height: 40in (120cm) Width: 23V2in (60cm) Depth of seat: 20'/2in (52cm)
A lady's work table An extremely fine Hepplewhite work table in the French manner, in faded mahogany and yew, the top and lower shelf with inlaid design and stringing, with brushing slide above a fitted drawer and with pull-up fire screens on three sides. English, circa 1780 Height: 30in (76cm) Width: 26in (66cm) Depth: 16'/2in (42cm)
T h e s e chairs are currently covered in yellow silk but we retain the needlework from the original upholstery, reputedly by Q u e e n Charlotte, wife of G e o r g e III, worked with flowers and with badges of the O r d e r of the Garter. T h e chairs bore plaques inscribed 'Sir C. H. Smyth 15T, MP, Berechurch Hall', through w h o s e family the chairs descended to the last o w n e r . A matching chair in the Lady Lever Art Gallery at Port Sunlight is illustrated in T h e Dictionary of English Furniture by Ralph Edwards, Vol 1, pi X V I . '
George III silver
An inkstand with four cut glass bottles by William Allen, London 1804. Length: 12in (31cm) Depth: Sin (20cm)
A pair of muffin warmers by John Emes London, 1806. Diameter: S'Ain (21cm)
A miniature commode A Louis XVI miniature commode in mahogany with white marble top and gilt metal gallery and mounts. French, circa 1790 Height: 12'/2in (32cm) Width: 14V4in (36cm) Depth: 7Wm (20cm)
An ormolu chamberstick A very rare Louis XVI chamberstick in finely chased ormolu with automatic snuffing mechanism. French, circa 1790 Height: IS'/ain (39cm) 3i
An extremely fine Sheraton secretaire A late 18th century satinwood secretaire cabinet of especially fine proportions and rich colour, the upper part with glazed doors and gothic astragals, the peciiment paintecl with a garlanci of flowers and surmounted by painted urn finials, the lower part with a fitted interior above three long drawers, standing on splayed bracket feet. English, circa 1780 Height: 89in (226cm) Width: 30i/2in (78cm) Depth: 18in (46cm) 33
A Sheraton chest of drawers
A Sheraton sofa table
A very fine serpentine front chest of drawers in satinwood and faded tulipwood, the top and sides with panelled veneers outlined with stringing, retaining its original handles. English, circa 1790
A late 18th century sofa table in faded rosewood, raised on slender end supports with splayed feet and brass box castors. English, circa 1790
Height: 34-y4in (88cm) Width: 36i/4in (92cm) Depth: 21'/tin (54cm)
Height: 28'/2in (72cm) Length: 58y4in (149cm) Depth: 24'/2in (62cm)
A collection of buckets A g r o u p of 18th a n d 19th c e n t u r y b u c k e t s m a d e for a variety of u s e s , c o m p r i s i n g a R e g e n c y blue l e a t h e r fire b u c k e t w i t h the royal coat of a r m s , a very fine large 18th c e n t u r y ribbed peat b u c k e t , t w o plate b u c k e t s with slatted s i d e s a n d o n e with lid a n d a 19th c e n t u r y brass spindle bucket. M a x i m u m h e i g h t : 18'/2in ( 4 7 c m )
A very rare pair of Regency giltwotid armchairs of massive proportions with elaborate mounts cast in lead; the curved backs and armrests in the form of a continuous scroll, the chairs raised on sabre shaped legs, reeded at the front and with brass paw feet; the lead embellishments are in the form of oak leaf motifs on the backs and acanthus at the sides, with models of resting lions as the arm supports and foliate vitruvian scrolls and paterae arounci the seat rails. English, circa 1820 Height: 37in (94cm) Width: 29in (74cm) Overall depth: 34in (86cm) 36
Regency torcheres A pair of unusual ebonised and carved giltwood torcheres with brass galleries, raised on three acanthus scroll supports with triangular bases and gilt scroll toes. English, circa 1820 Diameter: liy4in (30cm) Height: 37in (94cm)
A grand mahogam/ wine cooler A Regency period wine cooler in mahogany of extremely good colour and patina, with shaped top having a crossbanded and moulded edge w lich opens to reveal a fitted interior retaining its original lead lining, supported on reeded legs with lion's mask capitals and well carved lion's paw feet; the side panels retain their original brass lion's head mounts and ring handles. English, circa 1810 Height: 23'/2in (60cm) Length: 29in (74cm) Depth: 22in (56cm)
A burr oak sofa table A William IV sofa table in pollard oak of exceptional grain and colour with ebony details, on central platform pedestal with splayed and reeded feet on gilt brass acanthus castors. English, circa 1830 Height: 28%in (73cm) Length: 65in (165cm) Depth: 26in (66cm)
An unusual Davenport A mid 19th century small Davenport bureau in richly figured birch wood, with sliding top and pierced brass gallery, with pull-out slides on either side and four drawers on o n e side only. English, circa 1840 Height: 33'/2in (85cm) Width: 19in (48cm) Depth: 24in (61cm) 39
Le Conite de Chastemy in his Study By J e a n L u b i n V a u z e l l e , b 1776 Inscribed on reverse a n d dated 1817 Oil on c a n v a s , x 21 (65 x
The p a i n t i n g r e t a i n s its o r i g i n a l f r a m e b e a r i n g t h e Chastenav coat of arms.
E v a r d - L o u i s - C u i , C o m t e d e ChnstLMiav L a n t y ( 1 7 4 8 - 1 8 3 0 ) w a s a m o d e r a t e politician f r o m an old B u r g u n d i a n f a m i l y w i t h e x p e r i e n c e o f military s e r v i c e a n d e x t e n s i v e travel. A c c u s e d b e f o r e t h e r e v o l u t i o n a r y c o u r t in 1794, h e w a s c o u r a g e o u s l y s a v e d f r o m a r r e s t by his s o n , p r e v i o u s l y a s o l d i e r in L o u i s X V I ' s g u a r d , w h o w a s h i m s e l f later a r r e s t e d . In 1814 h e w a s c h a r g e d w i t h t h e task of recalling L o u i s X V l l l a n d his f a m i l y .
A rare late 18th century black leather sedan chair richly ornamented with repousse brass mounts. English, circa 1790 Height: 67in (170cm) Width: 29in (74cm) Depth: 35'/2in (90cm) 41
A magnificent pair of lamps
A collection of painted tole
A pair of rare early 18th century red lacquer Berlinware vases of large proportions, mounted as amps with shantung silk shades. The vases circa 1730
A charming and rare group of matching objects in tole, each piece decorated with gold on a deep green ground and painted with small landscape scenes; the collection includes a samovar, a pair of chestnut urns, several trays and boxes and a pierced basket, all in exceptionally good, unrestored condition. English, circa 1820
Height of vase: 20i/2in (52cm) Overall height: 38in (97cm)
Maximum height: 16in (41cm)
A 'bullsei/e' wall clock An early 19th century red tole circular cartel clock of exceptionally large size clecorated with a running vine pattern in gold. English, circa 1820 Diameter: 25'/2in (65cm)
O n e of our gesso decorated showrooms displaying a pair of pewter mounted commodes below a set of four Chinese scroll paintings. (See page 52 for further details.)
MALLETT at Bourdon House
A pair of commodes decorated with pewter A pair of very rare semi-elliptical jardiniere c o m m o d e s profusely decorated with classical motifs in pewter on a grey, pink and green ground. O n e England, circa 1775, the other a modern copy.
Height: 34y2in (88cm) Width: SV/iin (130cm) Depth: 16V2in (42cm)
A very rare Russian mantel clock An early 19th century Jasper and ormolu mantel clock decorated with winged female heads on the corners, the plinth with paw feet. Russia, circa 1820 Height: 15'/2in (39cm) Width: 10y4in (27cm) Depth: 6V4in (16cm) 46
A pair ofgiltivood bergeres
A Gothic jardiniere
A fine pair of late 18th century giltwood bergeres standing on shaped cabriole legs, with carved paterae. England, circa 1780
A Charles X rosewood Gothic jardiniere supported on ten pillars, with pierced ormolu gallery and original lead liner; stamped indistinctly by a Paris maker. France, circa 1825
Height: 34V2in (87cm) Width: 30in (76cm) Depth: 28in (71cm)
Height: 37in (94cm) Width: 46in (117cm) Depth: MVzin (37cm)
A late 18th centun/ blue commode
All unusual serving table
An unusual late 18th century North Italian c o m m o d e painted in blue with white stucco neo-classical enrichments having two drawers opening to reveal shelves, standing on plain tapering legs. Italy, circa 1775
A fine quality late 18th century mahogany ser\'ing table with cupboards below the grey sliding marble top, which reveals a mirror, standing on square teet, the whole inlaid with brass lines. Northern Europe, circa 1800
Height: 35in (89cm) Width: 42in (107cm) Depth: 24y4in (63cm)
Height: 37in (94cm) Width: 53in (135cm) Depth: 241 n (61cm)
A set of six gilt side chairs Two from a very fine set of gilt side chairs with strongly turned front legs and sabre back legs in the manner of Morel and Seddon. England, circa 1825
Height to back: SS'/zin (85cm) Height to seat: 18in (46cm) Width of seat: 18'/2in (47cm)
An early 17th century pair of lead terms
A pair of armorial shields
A rare pair of early 17th century lead terms formed from winged bearded satyrs with belted breastplates above rams heads and pendant swags and terminating in sandalled feet, in the manner of Inigo Jones. England, circa 1620, on modern mounts
A fine and rare pair of early 18th century lead armorial claques showing the arms of John 1st Earl Poulett of Linton St. George in Somerset,who was nominated Knight of the Garter in 1712, installed in 1713 and died in 1743. The plaques are encircled by the Garter with
Height: 51in (129cm) Width: Sin (20cm) Depth: l l i n (28cm)
evil thinks) and surmounted by the traditional earl's coronet with its five balls.
its m o t t o HONISOITQUI MAL Y PENSE (Evil be to him w h o
Height: 50in (127cm) Width: 27i/2in (70cm) T h e first quarter in each plaque is that of the Poulett family the three swords. O n the simpler plaque we see in the centre the three battering rams on the inescutcheon which are the arms of the Bertie family, c o m m e m o r a t i n g the 1st Earl's marriage to Bridget, daughter and co-heir of the Hon. Peregrine Bertie. O n the top right (or second quarter), we see
the wings of the Reyney family. Their presence here celebrates the 14th century marriage of the earliest recorded Poulett, Sir John, w h o married a Reyney. The third quarter (bottom left) has the half lion of the Denehauds. This derives from another Poulett marriage, that of Sir William to Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Denehaud of Hinton St. George. By this alliance, the Pouletts acquired their family home. The fourth quarter is sub-quartered with a star in the top left hand section, which forms the arms of the Vere or De Vere family. This commemorates the marriage of the 1st Earl's grandfather, John Poulett, to Catherine St. John, daughter and co-heir of Horatio Vere, a grandson of John de Vere KG, 15th Earl of Oxford. Amongst the quarterings of the more complex plaque we see again in the first, the Poulett arms, in the second, Reyney, in the third, Denehaud and in the ninth, De Vere. The fourth quarter shows three chevrons which are the arms for Archdeacons; this seems to be here in homage to the quarterings recorded at the funeral in 1665 of the 1st Earl's
grandfather. The fifth quarter has one of the most famous arms in England - the lion rampant. This also appears in the eleventh quarter of the Garter stallplate of the 1st Earl but, as this is a crest borne by m a n y families, a specific connection has not yet been m a d e to the Pouletts. The sixth quarter shows the arms of the Mortimer family, but genealogical research has not yet found the connection between the Pouletts and the Mortimers. The seventh quarter is the Gifford family, the arms being three lions passant. This appears on the 1st Earl's stallplate and on his grandfather's funeral certificate. In the centre of the bottom we have the three crescent moons of the Kenn family. In about 1615, the 1st Earl's great grandfather married Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher Ken or Kenn of Somerset. From these two plaques, can be traced the marriages and alliances of the Poulett family to many great families of England and, in c o m m o n with other complex examples of heraldry, represent a fascinating slice of English history.
Chinese scroll paintings A fine set of four 18th century Chinese scroll pictures of processions, a marriage procession, a review of the mi itary and two others bearing an English inscription in a contemporary hand. China, circa 1750 Framed size: 19i/2in x 32'/2in (50 x 83cm) 52
A very fine Cantonese lacquer cabinet A late 18th century Chinese export cabinet with two drawers profusely decorated in gilt on a chestnut lacquer ground. Canton, circa 1790 Height: 35in (89cm) Width: 46in (117cm) Depth: ISViin (59cm) 53
An elephant jardiniere An early 20th century carved wood jardiniere in the form of a caparisoned elephant decorated in black and green with gold enrichments. England, circa 1920
Above the elephant hangs a late 19th century Indian watercolour painting on cloth of a prince shooting an antelope. Circa 1880
Height: 37in (94cm) Width: 37in (94cm) Depth: 26in (66cm)
Height: 46in (117cm) Width: 81in (206cm)
An interesting 18th century girandole An early 18th century giltwood girandole with carved acanthus leaves and shell cresting, the glass candle arms modern. England, circa 1720 Height: 35in (89cm) Width: 19in (48cm)
A red tray table A Regency red japanned papier mache tray decorated with finely drawn gilt chinoiseries, having a deep everted gallery, standing on a modern simulated bamboo stand. England, circa 1810 Height: 18'/2in (47cm) Length: 28in (71cm) Width: 21in (53cm)
An outstanding micro mosaic topped table
St Peter's, Rome
A magnificent and rare parcel gilt tripod centre table having a superb early 19th century Roman micro mosaic top, depicting various views of Rome being St Peter's at the centre and clockwise from above St Peter's: The Pantheon, The Temple of the Sibyl at Tivoli, The Arch of Septimus Severus, The Temple of Vespasian and the Portico of the Temple Saturn, The
The Temple of Vespasian and the Portico of the Temple Saturn
The Arch of Septimus Severus
Coliseum, The Temple of Vesta, Castel St Angelo and Ponte St Angelo, Castel St Angelo. Height: 30%in (78cm) Diameter: SS'/iin (89cm)
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A rare 17th century Indian water chute
Indian Tribal Jewellery
A very rare and important mid 17th century Moghul water chute ('chadar') with patterned surface set with fifteen carved fish in a chevron border. India, circa 1650
An important South Indian tribal marriage necklace (Thali) comprising 83 repousse hollow gold beads in the form of stylised tiger's teeth set each with a small semi precious stone linked to a flexible chain, terminating in two pin clips each concealed by an engraved couchant lion. Tamil Nadu, circa 1880
Height: 89in (226cm) Width: 52in (132cm) T h e s e water chutes were a favourite device in the design of the elaborate formal water g a r d e n s of Moghul India, which were frequently sited on terraced hillsides. Water was channelled d o w n a series of terraces by m e a n s of these chutes, the patterned surface being designed to create a rippling effect and produce a pleasing sound. A smaller e x a m p l e with identical background and chevron patterning can be found at the S h a h d a r a G a r d e n s , North West of Lahore, which dates from the reign of Jahnngir, 1605-1627. T h e y were often sited at an angle between a flight of stairs. A m u c h larger mid 17th century c h u t e is set at a steep angle at Nishat Bagh in the vale of Kashmir w h e r e a stone seat is set across the top of the chute. (See 'The G a r d e n s of Mughul India' bv C r o w e and H a y w o o d , published T h a m e s & Hudson 1972, p p l 0 4 , 131, 139, 152.)
A selection of wall appliques
A magnificent pair of Empire Cartonniers
Top left: O n e of a pair of 19th century gilt bronze five brancii wail appliques. France, circa 1820
A pair of French Empire free standing cartonniers with exceptional ormolu mounts, in the m a n n e r of Molitor with mounts after Thomire, the doors opening to reveal bois clair pigeon holes and drawers, the removable pigeon hole section concealing secret drawers. France, circa 1805
Depth: 7in (18cm) Width: 18in (46cm) Top^ right: O n e of a pair of early 19th century ormolu five light wall brackets in the form of twisted ' C scrolls decorated with acanthus leaves. France, circa 1820 Height: 17in (43cm) Width: 14in (36cm) Lcnver left: O n e of a pair of good quality early 19th century triple light ormolu wall appliques in the form of leopards heacls holding laurel wreaths. France, circa 1810 Height: H'/ain (37cm) Depth: 11 in (28cm) Lower right: O n e of a pair of mid Victorian ormolu trumpet shaped ' C scroll wall lights with replacement frosted glass spherical shades with star decoration. Englanci, circa 1850 Height: B i n (33cm) Width: lOin (25cm) 60
Height: 42in (107cm) Width: 17y4in (45cm) Depth: 14in (36cm) Bernard Molitor was born in G e r m a n y about 1730 and moved to Paris, w h e r e he worked with his brother Michel. Molitor was received as Maitre in 1787, and carried out work for the Garde Meuble du Roi and m a n y noble families and died in 1833: cf a cabinet o f comparable form by Molitor in the M u s e e de Louvre.
A rare chronometer timepiece A very fine quality chronometer escapement bracket clock attributed to J. R. Arnold. The train is eight day, the escape wheel pivot holes are jewelled and provided with end stones. The balance is of the distinctive J. R. Arnold 'Z' type and has a blued steel helical balance spring. The entire movement is housed in a brass drum. The dial is of multi-coloured gold and has fine quality machine turned geometric decoration. The case is in rosewood and in the Gothic taste, having three quatrefoils at the front and cluster column pilasters at the sides. The whole is surmounted by delicately carved spire form finials. The clock stands on four gilt brass bun feet. England, circa 1820 Max height: 9y2in (24cm) Width: SViin (14cm) Depth: 4in (10cm)
J o h n Roger Arnold w a s the son of J o h n Arnold, o n e of the pioneers of naval c h r o n o m e t e r s w h o s e works travelled with Captain C o o k aboard the Resolution. T h e elder Arnold had m a d e his n a m e with an extraordinary miniature half-quarter repeating watch. T h e w h o l e m o v e m e n t m e a s u r e d only fractionally more than a half inch in diameter. This watch was presented to G e o r g e III in J u n e 1764, for which Arnold was rewarded with 500 guineas. J o h n Roger joined his father's business in 1787 having studied in Paris with o n e of the greatest of French clockmakers - Breguet. Father and son worked successfully together combining English precision and French elegance, until the father's death in 1799. Both had been admitted as m e m b e r s of the Clockmakers C o m p a n y , the father in 1783, the son in 1796. J o h n Roger himself b e c a m e Master in 1817. After his father's death, J o h n Roger w e n t into partnership with E. J. Dent. This was also a highly successfu partnership, continuing the family tradition for beautifully made, very accurate clocks. Sadly, the end of the partnership and the early death of his son, brought the Arnold business in to decline. T h o u g h it is recorded that there was no fall in quality, the n u m b e r of pieces produced was dramatically reduced. John Roger Arnold died in 1843, no longer in business.
A marble figure by Joseph Gott An early 19th century white marble statue of a nude n y m p h with long tresses kneeling on a circular rocaille base with a brown agate plinth. England, circa 1830 Height: IlVzin (54cm) Diameter: 13in (33cm) J o s e p h Gott was born in England in 1785 and died in R o m e in 1860. He exhibited regularly b e t w e e n 1820 and 1844 at the Royal A c a d e m y . H e is particularly k n o w n for his genre subjects.
An 18th century portrait bust A magnificent mid 18th century portrait bust of the Emperor Vitellius, after the Antique. T h e original can be seen in the Statuario Pubblico, Biblioteca Marciana, Venice. Italy, circa 1750 Height: 30in (76cm) Width: 16in (40cm) Depth: 18in (46cm)
An important Louis XVI mechanical desk
A pair of painted tole cache pots
A very fine quality late Louis XVI mahogany and brass bound writing table with counterbalanced top and writing slide, the interior fitted with three shallow drawers and lined with leather. France, circa 1790
A very fine pair of 18th century tole cache pots decorated with birds and flowers and landscapes on a black ground. France, circa 1725
Height: 33V2in (85cm) Length: 58in (147cm) Depth closed: 34in (86cm) Depth open: 46V2 (117cm)
Height: 7V4in (18.5cm) Diameter: 7V2in (19cm)
A magnificent Russian tcnipictto A m a g n i f i c e n t a n d very rare early 19tiT c e n t u r y Russian h a r d s t o n e a n d gilt b r o n z e t e m p i e t t o c e n t r e - p i e c e . T h e d o m e a n d the b a s e of the t e m p i e t t o a r e c a r v e d in w h i t e m a r b l e m o u n t e d with m a l a c h i t e a n d a g a t e a n d the c o l u m n s a r e t u r n e d from t w o t y p e s of h a r d s t o n e R h o d a crozite a n d Italian B a v e n a . The s t e p s u p to the t e m p l e are cut from S i e n a m a r b l e a n d the w h o l e piece s t a n d s u p o n a plinth of granite. T h e t e m p i e t t o itself rests u p o n a r e c t a n g u l a r w h i t e m a r b l e b a s e divided into four s e c t i o n s e a c h inlaid with a g a t e a n d r o u g e m a r b l e . T h e b a s e is s u r r o u n d e d bv a blind fret gilt metal frieze a n d is s u p p o r t e d bv n u m e r o u s gilt metal c o u c h a n t lions w h i c h follow the T h o m i r e m o d e l . Russia, circa 1810
The derivation of this very distinctive Russian centrc-piece is unclear. What is known, is that this sort of ornament is not seen outside the Russian states. There are two such pieces at the Pavlosk Palace and another two in the Winter Palace. It seems, however, that these works were made somewhat in homage to the extraordinary tempietto in the malachite room of the Winter Palace. It is about f5 feet tall and is built from massive pieces of malachite and gilt bronze. The architect/ designer Woronkhin is usually acknowledged to be the foremost proponent of Neo-Classicism in Russia and he probably designed the fiermitage tempietto.
M a x i m u m Height: 24'/2in (62cm) Length: 7lin (180cm) D e p t h : 26in ( 6 6 c m )
A pair ofpietra dura cabinets O n e of a rare pair of early 18th century Italian w a l n u t v e n e e r e d breakfront cabinets e n r i c h e d with applied carved and gilded w o o d . T h e cabinets have a strong architectural quality, having a raised central section flanked by pilasters and stylised corinthian capitals. Each cabinet has ten p a n e l s of pietra dura (hard s t o n e decorative inlay work), four on each side of the t w o on the central section. T h e smaller panels contain an oval b a n d of lapis with agate at the c o r n e r s a n d albarese agate at the centre. This central e l e m e n t is popularly k n o w n as, 'citta ruinate' (ruined cities), b e c a u s e the s t o n e s e e m s to naturally form the outline of an urban landscape. T h e central and largest panel of pietra dura is of an arched d e s i g n , but o t h e r w i s e follows the s t o n e s u s e d in the smaller panels. T h e cabinets stand on turned bun feet and rest on m o d e r n bases. Italy, circa 1720. Height: 67i/2in (171cm) Width: 36in (92cm) Depth: 14in (35cm)
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A pair of French brides parfiuus A very fine pair of ormolu m o u n t e d rouge royale marble Imdcs parfunis with d a n c i n g c h e r u b s and draped classical figures. France, circa 1810 Height: 18in (46cm) Bases: Sin sc^uare (12cm) Proveiumcc:
["ormerly in t h e T u i i i e r i o s , Paris.
T h e s e v a s e s a r e a c c o m p a n i e d liy a s c r a p o f p a p e r f o u n d w i t h i n t h e m a n d inscri b e d in f a d e d l i r o w n ink in a 19th century hand as follows: ' C e s v a s e s o n t e t e p l a c e s s u r la c h e m i n e e du c a b i n e t d e travail d u p r e m i e r c o n s u l a u x r u i l i e r i e s . '
A machine for writing and drawing An extremely rare late 18th century version of the polygraph, invented by Mark Brunei and patented under the title of 'A Machine for Writing and Drawing' in 1799, patent no 2305. T h e design shows an adaptation from a portable folding writing desk; a mahogany frame attached to the slope supports a brass and ebony mechanism, which allows two pens connected by a brass rod to move in three planes in unison. T h e writing box's drawer contains rulers and specially divided compartments so that the whole mechanism can be folded away. England, circa 1800 Height: 41in (104cm) Width: 20in (51cm) Depth: 23in (58cm) According to Brunei's specification, the m a c h i n e was manufactured and sold by I. H. Farthing of Cornhiil, L o n d o n . This particular m a c h i n e is n u m b e r e d 174 and is very similar to the m a c h i n e in the Burghley House collection. Aside from the Burghley writing machine, there is only o n e o t h e r model k n o w n , which is an incomplete one, in the London Science M u s e u m . O n e of the most intriguing features of the writing machine is that no two machines are absolutely identical. As the construction of these m a c h i n e s progressed, the design b e c a m e simpler. This o n e being only n u m b e r 174, is o n e of the most complicated of the constructions k n o w n .
All Enipjirc bedside cabinet A small Empire mahogany bedside cabinet with swan's head ormolu mounts and grey marble tt)p. France, circa 1815 Height: .lO'/iin (77cm) Width: 16'/2in (42cm) Depth: IS'Ain (39cm)
An extremely rare painted cembalo A mid 18th century Venetian cembalo (a form of clavichord) decorated in Vernice Sandracca in off white and green with panels of flowers and simulated lace, standing on three shaped cabriole legs. Italy, circa 1740 Height: 31in (79cm) Max width: 32in (81cm) Max depth: 15'/2in (39cm)
A tale cafetiere A large red tole cafetiere decorated with armorial trophies on a red ground. France, circa 1820 Height: 35in (89cm) Width: I6in (41cm) (xS
A pair of 18th century mirror paintings A small pair of mid 18th c e n t u r y C h i n e s e mirror pictures d e p i c t i n g girls a n d children s e a t e d on a b a l c o n y , in c o n t e m p o r a r y g i l t w o o d f r a m e s . C h i n a , circa 1750
H e i g h t : 18in ( 4 6 c m ) W i d t h : 14in ( 3 5 c m )
A pair of Irish caviar dishes A pair of early 19th c e n t u r y crystal ca\'iar d i s h e s ha\'ing fluted sides a n d star cut b a s e s . Ireland, circa 1800
Height: S^Ktin ( 1 4 . 5 c m ) D i a m e t e r : y'/ain ( 2 3 . 5 c m )
Three individual chairs An early 18th century walnut library chair, the back having reading slides and with a drawer in the seat. England, circa 1720 Height Height Width: Depth:
to back: 33in (84cm) to seat: 18in (46cm) 17in (43cm) 20in (51cm)
A mid 18th century Gothic painted armchair decorated in two shades of grey. England, circa 1760 Height Height Width: Depth:
to back: 32'/2in (82cm) to seat: 16'/2in (42cm) 22in (56cm) 18'/2in (47cm)
F r o m t h e c o l l e c t i o n of t h e S p e n c e r N a i r n family.
An early 19th century giltwood cove back chair with floriate decoration and square tapering legs with ball feet. Continental, circa 1830 Height Height Width: Depth:
to back: 31in (79cm) to seat: 16in (41cm) 20in (51cm) 18in (46cm)
A fine French projecting clock A very rare Empire projecting night clock, tiie case being a tole urn decorated in black and gold, having ormolu lion's head ring handles and claw feet standing on a square base. The white enamelled dial is signed, Bofenshen a Paris. The projection system works by reflecting light produced by a small oil lamp onto a second concave silvered metal dial located on the back of the movement. The numerals on this dial are the mirror image of a normal clock face, but the light from the lamp projects a correct image of the face through a magnifying lens system onto the wall behind the clock. France, circa 1820 Overall height: 17%in (45cm) Maxdepth:8i/2in (21.5cm) Diameter: 7in (18cm)
A trie trac table A good early 19th century French mahogany backgammon table with drawers at either end; the lifting top with leather on one side and baize on the other, the playing compartment in ebony and ivory. France, circa 1810 Height: 26y4in (68cm) Width: 45in (114cm) Depth: 22in (56cm) 72
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An important Regence gilded side table
O n e of a pair of 19th c e n t u r y p a i n t e d b o o k c a s e s d e c o r a t e d w i t h classical figures on a c r e a m g r o u n d , the l o w e r section h a v i n g b a s k e t s of f l o w e r s s u r r o u n d e d by silver s t u d s . Italy, circa 1840
A very fine a n d rare F r e n c h R e g e n c e gilded side table s t a n d i n g on c a r v e d cabriole legs e a c h with m a s k e d k n e e s united by a c a r v e d s t r e t c h e r , the frieze h a v i n g a male m a s k c a r t o u c h e in the c e n t r e a n d with a j a s p e r m a r b l e top. France, circa 1725
H e i g h t : 74in ( 1 8 8 c m ) W i d t h : 51in ( 1 3 0 c m ) D e p t h : 16in (41cni) I n s i d e the b o o k c a s e are d i s p l a y e d a variety of o b j e c t s available at B o u r d o n I l o u s e .
H e i g h t : SZ'/zin ( 8 3 c m ) W i d t h : 53in ( 1 3 5 c m ) D e p t h : 2 6 y4in (68cm)
Phillip Hermogenes Calderon, RA (1833-1898) Resti)i;^ in the Shade after a Croquet Match Signed and dated 1867; also signed and inscribed on reverse Oil on canvas, 25V2 x IB'/iin (65 x 47cm) 74
Frederick Elwell, RA (1870-1958) Tea Time Signed Oil on canvas, 24 X 20in (61 x 51cm)
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A n t o n van A n r o o y (born 1870) Interior, Lansdowiie House Signed Oil on canvas, 35'A x 27V2m (90 x 70cm) Exhibited: Royal Academy 1927 nol32
Frans V e r h a s (Belgian 1827-1897) /4 Lady in an aesthetic Ulterior S i g n e d and dated 1870 Oil on panel, 23'/t X 33y4in (59 x 8 6 c m )
Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)
Signed and dated 1887; also signed, inscribed with title and dated 1887 on reverse Oil on canvas, 24 X 36in (61 x 91cm)
Richard Redgrave, RA (1804-1888)
Signed and dated 1862; also signed, inscribed with title and dated 1862 on reverse Oil on canvas, I91/2 x 29i/2in (50 x 75cm) Exhibited: Royal A c a d e m y 1863 no 220 Literature: A t h e n a e u m vol 36 (1863) p657 Richard Redgrave KA Catalogue of Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert M u s e u m , 1988, pp77, 139
John Chessell Buckler (1793-1894) Perspective View of Costessey Hall, Norfolk, seen through trees Watercolour over pencil, 19 x 27'/4in (48 x 69cm)
Costessey (or Cossey) Hall, Norfolk was rebuilt from 1826 o n w a r d s by John Chessell Buckler for Sir Edward J e r n i n g h a m , the Elizabethan h o u s e being retained at the rear. Buckler exhibited four views of Costessey at the Royal A c a d e m y b e t w e e n 1829 and 1834 of which the present drawings are presumed to be two. T h e h o u s e was demolished circa 1925.
John Chessell Buckler (1793-1894) Perspective View of Costessey Hall, Norfolk, from the Moat Watercolour over pencil, 19 x 27'/4in (48 x 69cm)
G e o r g e S a m u e l Elgood, Rl (1851-1943) Raundscliffe - Everifwhere are Roses, Roses S i g n e d and dated 1906, and inscribed as title on the artist's label attached to the reverse Pencil and watercolour, 14 x l l i n (36 x 2 8 c m )
G e o r g e S a m u e l Elgood, Ri (1851-1943) Yeiv Arbour, Polhill Signed and dated 1917 Watercolour, 13 x lO'/iin (33 x 26cm) Exhibited: Fine Art Society 1918 no 32
H u g h William 'Grecian' Williams (1773-1829) Rossh/ii Castle, Midlothian S i g n e d and dated 1795 Pen, grey ink and watercolour over pencil, h e i g h t e n e d with white 17^4 x 24i/2in (45 x 62cm) 79
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Published on Nov 26, 2011
Mallett is probably the largest antique shop that deals in important English furniture together with fine decorative items and unusual objec...