Lennox Cato - Summer Exhibition 2016

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‘Dealing In Excellence’ Part III

Summer Selling Exhibition 2016

‘Dealing In Excellence’ Part III

Summer Selling Exhibition 2016

‘Dealing In Excellence’ Part III Summer Selling Exhibition

With the ever changing tastes in fashion, we find ourselves adapting and moving with the times to stay relevant within today’s market. Over recent years we have learnt just what our customers are looking for. Unfortunately, items which may have been in demand some years ago are now no longer desired within our 21st century style of living, therefore this has to be taken into consideration when we are choosing stock for you to buy. We know this also has disadvantages for those wishing to sell when you find some of the antique pieces you bought many years ago are no longer the investment they once were. However, always remember, you have enjoyed those pieces, they have brought you delight and pleasure for many years. Moving forward we are learning to embrace technology in finding ways to make sourcing and buying antiques via the internet much easier for you. Articles can now be viewed in video form either on our website or via YouTube. The collection within these pages reflect what you would expect to find in my showrooms when visiting Lennox Cato in Edenbridge. However, this year for one day only we are hosting our Summer Selling Exhibition at The Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London, where items can be viewed and purchased. Thereafter, they will return to our galleries in Edenbridge. It just remains for myself and Susan to thank you, friends and clients, who kindly make the purchases that allow us to continue to do something we love and take pride in. With my very best wishes,

Lennox Cato

The Brownlow hall chairs

A fine and rare pair of elegant George III mahogany hall chairs in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. Each having a pierced scroll back with a painted armorial cartouche at the centre. The dished and shaped seats are supported by cabriole legs terminating in scroll toes. One chair inscribed to the reverse ‘Home, Sweet Home, 30 Hill Street London’ and with the dates 1785 and 1858, corresponding to the term of the leased London residence of Lord and Lady Brownlow. £24,000 English circa 1765 Height 95cm (37½ins) Width 48cm (18¾ins) Depth 44cm (17¼ins) Ref 788011



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Marble top side cabinet

A Georgian satinwood and faux rosewood break-fronted side cabinet in the Gillow design, having a later agate type marble top above two short and one long drawer to the frieze. The four doors below with pale green silk panels each



enclosing a single shelf. The six turned faux rosewood tapering and fluted gilt decorated column supports terminating in ring-turned tapering feet. Replaced brass knob handles. £18,750

English circa 1800 Height 89cm (35ins) Width 118cm (46½ins) Depth 35cm (13¾ins) Ref 2351 5200

Gillows of Lancaster 18th century cylinder mahogany desk raised on four square tapering legs. The whole is beautifully strung throughout with ebony and small panels of burr yew-wood veneers. Incorporating a fully fitted interior to the cylinder desk with cupboards above. Gillows is stamped on the cedar wood lined drawer. £5,950 English circa 1785 Height 141cm (55½ins) Width 77cm (30¼ins) Depth 46cm (18ins) Ref 7883

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Pair Chinese vases

Early 19th century crackle-glazed cylindrical vases with fine French ormolu mounts. £2,450



Chinese circa 1820 Height 14cm (5½ins) Base diameter 10.8cm (4¼ins) Ref 600-04-03

Silver photo frame

Very elegant silver photo frame made by a leading and well respected London silversmith, John Collard Vickery. Applied silver Viscount crown on the upper right-hand side of the frame. £1,350 Dated 1926 Overall size 21 x 26cm Photo size 20 x 15cm Ref 16557/10

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Cabriole leg foot stool

Carved mahogany cabriole leg stool in the Chippendale style raised on ball and claw foot, and finely carved throughout with large shell on the knee and acanthus leaf decoration. The whole has wonderful presence, very much like the original 18th century article. £1,950



English circa 1880 Height 49cm (19¼ins) Width 67cm (23¼ins) Depth 56cm (22ins) Ref 7865940

Johann Joseph Hartmann 1753 - 1830

18th century Swiss Lakeland views painted in gouache, St Peters Island and Lake of Bienne. Signed Hartmann a Bienne 1788. £8,250 German 1788 Height 28cm (11ins) Width 42cm (16½ins) Ref 7843

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Mahogany cheval mirror

Regency cheval mirror attributed to Gillows of Lancaster. Original rectangular mirror plate between turned column baluster supports joined by a stretcher on reeded cabriole legs with brass capped gilt-lacquer castors. £2,800 English circa 1815 Height 176cm (69ins) Width 85cm (33½ins) Depth 66cm (26ins) Ref FBM185



George III secretaire bookcase

A small 18th century Georgian mahogany secretaire bookcase cabinet. Brass ring handles are later replacements. £4,350 English 1790 Height 220cm (86½ins) Width 100cm (33¼ins) Depth 51cm (20ins) Ref CC2818

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Commode chest of drawers

Portuguese rosewood commode-chest showing examples of both the French and English influence that inspired Portuguese taste in the mid 18th century, with the sinuous lines and carving such as those typified by Thomas Chippendale. POA



Portuguese circa 1775 Height 81.5cm (32ins) Width 121cm (47½ins) Depth 61cm (24ins) Ref 7756

Chinese hardwood

A most useful and attractive Chinese hardwood free standing display cabinet. The cabinet section has glazed sides and top and is supported on a base with long legs and an under shelf for rigidity. Made for the European export market. £5,950 Chinese circa 1900 Height 132cm (52ins) Width 72cm (28¾ins) Depth 35.5cm (14ins) Ref 7893

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Regency tray

A most sought after red ground coloured papier mache rectangular tray. Beautifully decorated with birds in flight, insects, trailing foliage of bamboo, all in the Chinoiserie taste. Note the fine colours of the gilt bronze and gilt decoration. The whole is now supported on a modern base. £2,450 English circa 1810 Height 50cm (19½ins) Width 77cm (30¼ins) Depth 57cm (22½ins)



Ref 16918

Satinwood tray

An 18th century oval Georgian satinwood veneered tray cross-banded in Kingwood. Original gilt brass carrying handles, wavy edged laminated raised gallery with chequered inlaid decoration. £2,650

English 1780 Width 74cm (29ins) Depth 50cm (19½ins) Ref 7886

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Pair of Linnell card tables An exceptionally fine pair of George III marquetry inlaid satinwood demilune card tables attributed to John Linnell who was one of Britain’s finest cabinet makers of the 18th century. Each inlaid with a large fan and floral



marquetry designs with cross banding and boxwood strung borders. Supported on square tapered legs. Beautifully lined interiors. POA

English circa 1795 Height 75cm (29½ins) Width 97cm (31ins) Depth 48cm (19ins)

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Bronze urns

An elegant pair of 19th century French bronze urns in classical Romanesque design. Each supported on black square marble bases. ÂŁ1,550

French 1870 Height 27cm (10½ins) Base 7.6cm (3ins) Ref 7864



Table wine cooler

A Georgian mahogany double brass banded table wine cooler, retaining the original lining. £2,750

English circa 1780 Height 23cm (9ins) Width 14cm (5½ins) Depth 25cm (9¾ins)

Ref 7860

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Pair of decanters

Outstanding pair of handcut-glass decanters with fine hobnail and diamond cut decoration with original stoppers. Attributed to Thomas Webb. £2,950 English circa 1865 Height 38cm (15ins) Width 17cm (6žins) Ref 787913



George IV cheese coaster

A superb quality carved mahogany cheese coaster or cheese truckle holder. Raised on four small brass casters. £3,450 English circa 1820 - 30 Height 20cm (7¾ins) Width 39cm (15¼ins) Depth 20cm (7¾ins) Ref 7874 ‘Dealing In Excellence’ Part III


Mahogany side cabinet

Attributed to the workshop of Gillow’s of Lancaster. A mahogany break-fronted side cabinet with raised upper section and carved ends. The lower section has a central drawer with dummy drawers either side. A single central door cupboard which encloses two large deep drawers with original gilt-brass handles. The two small single door cupboards are fitted with shelves. The whole has flat, carved, reeded pilasters and is supported on the original turned carved feet. £4,750 English circa 1825 Height 144cm (56½ins) Width 133cm (52¼ins) Depth 52cm (20½ins) Ref 16917



Wing armchair

Fully upholstered wing arm chair in the George II manner with carved walnut cabriole front legs. £3,550 English circa 1880 Height 113cm (44½ins) Width 85cm (33½ins) Depth 66cm (26ins) Ref FMB175

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Library arm chair

A fine quality 19th century mahogany metamorphic library arm chair in the manner of Robert Manwaring who was an English 18th century furniture designer and cabinet maker. The dates of his birth and death are unknown. He was a contemporary and imitator of Thomas Chippendale, and was considered as Chippendales rival. Manwaring prided himself upon work which he described as “genteel”, and his speciality was chairs. This chair has an outstanding carved back and back splat, shaped arms, cluster columned front legs, and blind fret-work panels around the seat. In the years of handling and selling metamorphic pieces of furniture, I find this article to be one of the best I have acquired for quality and design and comfort. £4,750

English circa 1850 Height 100cm (39¼ins) Width 70cm (27½ins) Depth 60cm (23½ins)



Ref 1LMA

Architectural watercolour

Fine quality watercolour by James Burton and possibly assisted by his son Decimus Burton. Carlton Chambers, Lower Regent Street. London. £4,950

English circa 1810 Inc. frame: Height 48.5cm (19ins) Width 81.8cm (32¼ins) Ref 7863

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Pair of wine coolers

An outstanding pair of Georgian mahogany octagonal brass bound wine coolers/cellarets also known as Gardes de Vin. This design is recorded in George Hepplewhite’s The Cabinet-Maker and Upholstery’s 1st Edition 1788, 2nd Edition 1789 and 3rd Edition 1794. Each with four brass bands on a tapered body and brass carrying handles to the side. The lidded tops each opening to reveal a lead lined interior. The whole is supported on a carved fluted frieze with four reeded tapering legs with square cup castors on barrelled wheels. It is very rare to find a pair of 18th century wine coolers today. £22,000 English circa 1785 Height 73cm (28¾ins) Width 48cm (18¾ins) Depth 47cm (18½ins) Ref 7842



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Regency tortoiseshell tea caddy

Double serpentine fronted blonde tortoiseshell veneered tea caddy raised on small silver plated ball feet with pewter decoration and enclosing a pair of lidded compartments. £2,450 English circa 1820 Height 14cm (5½ins) Width 20.5cm (8ins) Depth 11.5cm (4½ins) Ref 1620010 ‘Dealing In Excellence’ Part III



Daisy Makeig-Jones for Wedgewood

Nizami Pattern No. Z5485. Fairyland Lustre porcelain bowl raised on a circular foot with fine gilt decoration throughout. Perfect condition. £3,750 English circa 1925 Height 8.3cm (3¼ins) Diameter 20.5cm (8ins) Ref 1695850

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Tripod table

George III Chippendale period mahogany tripod base tilt-top table supported on a spiral fluted column and cabriole legs with carved knees terminating in ball and claw feet. The one-piece top having a lipped edge. ÂŁ3,600 English circa 1755 Height 69.5cm (27Âźins) Diameter 66.5cm (26ins) Ref J/W-ANN



Pedestal partners desk Mahogany free standing pedestal partners writing desk with inset leather lined top and fine narrow mahogany cross banding. The whole is in three sections, and raised on concealed castors behind the plinth base. All the drawers are cock-beaded. The brass knob handles are later replacements. £14,750

Provenance; Leslie Godden of Worthing, West Sussex ‘The founder of Godden’s of Worthing’ English circa 1820 Height 76.5cm (30ins) Width 136cm (53½ins) Depth 91cm (38¾ins) Ref 7876

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The Royal side cabinet

Important four door mahogany side cabinet attributed to Gillows of Lancaster. Inside the cupboard doors on a central mullion is stamped G IV R. No. 36. The whole is raised and supported on a plinth base, and retains an outstanding colour throughout. POA



English circa 1820 Height 101.5cm (40ins) Width 183cm (72ins) Depth 45cm (17žins) Ref 7884


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