Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
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Antique American Late Federal Octagonal Tea Caddy in mahogany; the hinged top with satinwood stringing and banding opens to an interior well with a “floating” lid. Circa 1830 (see #5036 for another by the same unknown maker)
Exceptional Sheraton Tea Chest in satinwood banded in rosewood and with ebony and boxwood stringing: having a rectangular hinged lid with silverplated pull opening to an interior with two fitted tea caddies with oval lids and similar inlaid decoration. English, circa 1790.
8" x 6" x 6" tall
Fine Antique Japanese Black Lacquer Tea Caddy, rectangular with rounded corners with polychrome and gilt decoration of figures engaged in various tasks. Circa 1870.
6.75" x 5" x 4" tall
Antique French Tea Chest with Porcelain Caddies and Sugar Bowl, rectangular top inlaid with brass and tortoiseshell ,opening to a fitted interior with floral and putti decorated bottles. Circa 1870.
(Sugar bowl repaired )
18th-century English Transferware Patch Box; Now known as Royal Leamington Spa, the town of Leamington began its prodigious spa industry in 1784 when it began building baths around its salt springs. Consequently, the image on this patch box displays a Classical figure holding a caduceus, a symbol of the medical community dating back the sixteenth century. Thus, it is safe to say that this could have been produced no earlier than the last quarter of the eighteenth century. In addition, this box...
Exceptional pair of antique French Gilt Bronze Fireplace Chenet in the form of Dionysian children seated on a plinth and eating grapes, and with foliate and cyma curved decoration. 18th/19th Century.
Each Approx.: 12.5" x 12.5" x 5.5 deep
Extremely Rare George III Tea Caddy in the shape of an urn-form knife box, in partridge wood with satnwood stringing, octagonal with pagoda shaped lid and acorn-form finial, urn-form body and turned socle with square plinth base having inlaid banding (lock replaced). Circa 1790. Provenance: The Terence J. Fox Collection of Tea Equipage, Formerly the Collection of Iroquois Brands, Ltd.. Height, 10.”
Most likely French, 19th century. The image of an Englishman hunting with a hound was a common image on enamel boxes, especially snuff boxes in the eighteenth century. However, it clearly dates to the late nineteenth century. The lug and ribbed banding on the metal hinge, as well as the completely hand painted nature of the lid identify this box as a nineteenth-century creation.
Damage to hinge. Lid does not close entirely. Loss to underside enamel.
Small Tumbridge Ware Trinket Box in Rosewood having a hinged lid inlayed with a display of roses depicted in micro mosaic, framed by bandings of contrasting light and dark wood and particularly well matched geometric micro mosaic.
4.35" x 2.8" x 1.5" tall
Exceptional Pair of Italian Bronze and Ormolu Candlesticks with nicely detailed foliate decoration and with good patina and fine castings. Having a removable ormolu drip pan above a bronze candle cup and supported by a turned and foliate decorated column with a tripartite scrolling ormolu base and mounted on a tripartite bronze plinth. These would have been brought home as a souvenir by someone who had made the Grand Tour. Italy, circa 1870.
5" x 5" x 13"tall
The Vũng Tàu shipwreck is a shipwreck that was found in the South China Sea off the islands of Côn Đảo about 100 miles from Vũng Tàu, Vietnam in 1692. The wreck was of alorcha boat—a Chinese vessel with Portuguese influences that has been dated to about 1690. It was found by a fisherman who had picked up numerous pieces of porcelain from the wreck while fishing. Sverker Hallstrom identified the wreck and its cargo in 1990. Australian diver Michael Flecker took charge of the archaeologi...
18th Century Iron Money Box with a clever mechanism that uses gravity to block the slot if the box is inverted. Probably European.
7.25” x 5" x 4.5" tall
Humorous Staffordshire Pottery "Admiral Nelson" Pitcher moulded in the form of Lord Nelson (but missing the wrong arm) with a rather strategically placed spout, and a Rockingham mottled brown glaze. Probably English, circa 1850.
8" x 4" x 9.5" tall
Antique Chinese Mandarin porcelain tea caddy and lid with polychrome decoration of figures on balconies and an applied fruit form knob. Circa 1790.
It is rare for these Export Caddies to retain their original lids.(chip to underside of lid.)
Provenance: The Cockrell Collection.
Tunbridge Ware Trinket Box in rosewood having sides decorated in a band of Berlin woolwork floral pattern with a veneered lid and raised on bun feet.
5.5" x 3.5" x 2.25" tall
Antique bronze Paperweight in the form of a of a crushed fedora hat, Continental, late 19th century.
Fine antique French pedestal form sander in ormolu with removable reservoir for the sand used to dry the ink when writing with a quill pen. Mid-19th century.
Rare Signed American Tea Caddy in mahogany, of rectangular form with a sloped lid opening to a divided interior and retaining a paper label with makers name and a date of 1863.
8.5" x 4.5" x 5.75" tall