Auction Items

Fine Furniture, Paintings & Effects


    An Antique Tortoiseshell & Silver Piqué Necessaire. The small tapering oval case inlaid with tiny silver pin heads and roundels and having a fitted interior with some implements.

    Sold For: £140


    A Fine 18th Century Carved Ivory Plaquette carved with revelling Bacchanalian cherubs, 2¼ ins x 9 ins (5.5 cm x 22.5 cms), mounted into the glazed lid of a modern amboyna box.

    Sold For: £1400


    A Fine Quality 19th Century Burr Maple Sewing/Vanity Box. The interior fitted with an array of silver topped cut glass jars and ivory handled implements, 3½ ins x 7½ ins x 5¼ ins (9 cms x 19 cms x 14 cm).

    Sold For: £420


    An Unusual 19th Century Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Work Box clad in sections of stag antlers. The rectangular radial veneered lid raised up in the centre and topped with a carved round cushion knop, opening to reveal a fine sandalwood interior fitted with various lidded compartments incorporating an ivory thimble, tape dispenser and inlaid coromandel bobbin etc. The ivory lids enriched with intricately engraved borders and carved flower head handles. The box standing on carved squat bun feet, 7 ins (18 cms) high, 11½ ins (29 cms) wide, 9½ ins (24 cms) deep.

    Sold For: £750


    A Late 19th Century Lacquered Games Box painted with flowers and butterflies (A/F). The partitioned interior housing whist cards, markers and engraved mother of pearl counters. [Purchased from Sledmore House attic sale].3 ins x 11¾ ins x 7 ins (7.4 cm x 30 cm x 17 cms).

    Sold For: £50


    A Collection of Antique Ivory Bijouterie: a letter opener on a gilt wrythen fluted stem with claw end clasping an agate ball, a Victorian purse with ivory boards mounted with a silver spray of engraved flowers initiated WAB, a pivoting notelet with pin head decoration and inscription 'Forget me not', a Chinese export brooch and a bracelet of six oval medallions intricate pierced and carved with detailed figurative scenes, a sunburst brooch with a micromosaic roundel of millefleurs, another brooch open carved with a girl and dog reclining in landscape, a twin string necklace of turned beads on a silver clasp, a whistle and a pendant crucifix.

    Sold For: £550


    A Collection of 19th Century Carved Ivory Jewellery: Two Chinese pierced oval pendants intricately carved with flowers. A chain necklace hung with three roundels of Chinese carved chrysanthemums. A pierced brooch depicting a stag reclining amongst undergrowth. A heart-shaped pendant carved with two roses on a twin string of small beads. An oval locket, a brooch carved with a rose and fruiting vine. A pair of pendant earrings in the form of bunches of grapes and foliage. A crucifix composed of carved wheat sheathes.

    Sold For: £650


    Three Ivory Framed Oval Miniatures: Two head and shoulder portraits of ladies; one with a black wax seal to the back, 2¾ ins x 2¼ ins (7 cm x .5 cms), the other 2¼ ins x 1¾ ins (5.5 cms x 4.5 cms), and a fête champêtre, 2½ ins x 3½ ins (6.5 cm x 9 cms), all in moulded ivory frames.

    Sold For: £420


    Richard Cockles Lucas (1800-1883) English. A 19th Century Wax Cameo Portrait of The Venerable Arch Deacon Hoare, dated Winter 1851. The profile bust relief moulded in white wax on a brown wax oval mounted in a plaster cast frame clad in faded crimson velvet, 10¼ ins x 8¼ ins (26 cm x 21 cms).

    Sold For: £100


    Diana Mallet-Veale. A Signed Oval Miniature of African Mother & Child, 3¼ ins x 2½ ins (8.3 cm x 6.3 cms), in a black rectangular mount.

    Sold For: £200

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