An exceptional bronze display vitrine
this display vitrine was one of 12 ordered by Tiffany & Co. of New York, due to the 1929 Stock Market crash they took delivery of only eight vitrines, the remaining four were purchased by Partridges for their Wellington store. Around 1971 two were sold to the Dominion Museum through auction and two were purchased by a well-known Wellington antique dealer, subsequently one being purchased by Portobello Antiques in the early 1970s. Rectangular, oak lined and mirror backed, bronze sheathed, with ogee cornice, two sliding doors on ball-bearing tracks and on a plinth with cavetto moulding raised on cast ball and claw feet. 1600 x 500 x 1675.
An elegant Geo.III mahogany sofa table
the top of one section with matched drop sides, two drawers to the frieze with cock beaded edges and brass handles, faux drawers opposite, raised on tapering column supports with splay legs with brass caps and casters. 1515 x 685 x 700.
Shire Pony waiting for the Blacksmith, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1865. 985 x 1285.
A good late-18thC Pyrenean pine armoire
restrained carved fielded panel and scrolling decoration, stepped pediment above the decorated frieze, the two full length doors with three panels including the arched top with fine mesh, remains of original paint finish, decorative ironwork enclosing three fitted plank shelves, paneled sides, a good original example of a smaller country piece. c. 1770. 1400 x 560 x 1930.
A well proportioned Georgian oak dresser
with original plate rack back and pot board base, c.1740, the open plate rack with three shelves, broad paneled back, the base with two frieze drawers with original brass drop handles above a shaped apron and columnar supports raised on square section feet. 1560 x 440 x 2060.
A rare Geo.III quality tortoiseshell fitted sewing box
retangular form, the mildly domed paneled lid with ivory detail, enclosing the original fitted interior including ivory, steel, cut glass and other sewing fittings, the silk lined lid with printed scene of a courting couple, raised on gilt ball feet with grape bunch detail. 210 x 140 x 105.
A pair of Geo. III silver candlesticks in the Adams' manner
with swag decorated urn shaped nozzles, removable drip-pans, raised on tapering columns with conforming swagged capitals supported from square plinth bases with beaded edges. Sheffield 1780 by Nathaniel Smith. Height 305.
A Geo.III pine standing corner cabinet
the top with two original astragal glazed doors enclosing three fitted shelves, the base with two paneled doors enclosing one shelf, brass fittings, the working lock with key, raised on bracket feet. 1010 x 700 x 2090.
An uncommon 19thC Scottish snuff mull made from the tip of a highland cattle horn
mounted with a highly chased and engraved silver (unmarked but tested) domed hinged lid, a decorative body mount and a thistle shaped terminal cap all set with various citrine or amethyst style 'cairngorms'. Suspended on a decorative link silver chain. Length 280.
A Geo.III oak and mahogany standing corner cabinet
the upper section with cavetto cornice above a glazed single door with arcaded glazing panels opening to reveal three shaped shelves in a deep green painted interior, the base with two doors paneled with quarter-cut oak enclosing a single shelf, raised on bracket feet. 1120 x 640 x 2050.
An impressive Victorian silver gilt and cut glass claret jug
the substantial Rococo-type mount cast and embossed with cherubs cavorting with naked maidens, a Bacchus mask to lower spout, cherub full-figure finial, the branch form twisted handle with full cherub figure reclining and drinking, the compressed spherical body finely engraved with grapevine detail and a star cut base. London 1861 by John Wilmin Figg, a noted claret jug maker. Engraved to the rim: 'H.S.Collins Esq: R.N. from Sherard Osborn, C.B. & the Officers of the European Chinese Naval Force 1862-64'. Height 255.
A good Geo.III mahogany butler's tray on stand
the four paneled section top with original flush mounted brass hinges and fittings to the four sides, each with a pierced plain handle, raised on original folding stand, good colour and polish. 750 x 490 x 775.
A rare early 19thC tortoiseshell and gold snuff box with portrait miniature painted on ivory paneled lid
rectangular form, the gent wearing a large black hat and jacket, gold framed and lined, testing as 14ct gold, quality concealed original hinge, 83 x 62.
A good Geo. III country oak Irish coffin stool
the two plank top with thumb-moulded edge, good old wear, the turned splayed legs with lower stretchers, pegged construction. 510 x 340 x 530.
A 19thC large
heavy and decorative Oriental vase, baluster form, high relief decoration of sinuous dragons amongst clouds, running shishi and classic tasseled pendants, engraved chrysanthemum detail. Height 515, on old turned hardwood stand.
A Geo. III wall mounting pewter plate rack
the dentilled cornice above a decorative rail, the three shelves with double recessed to support plates etc., supporting bars, reeded panels flanking. 1440 x 140 x 1120, c.1760-80.
A 19thC French fruit wood dresser base
the well figured top with rounded edge above three short frieze drawers with cut brass shaped back plate swing handles, raised on cabriole legs with paw feet, open base, good colour and polish. 1855 x 650 x 865.
A rare set of four Geo. III boat-shaped silver salts
with blue glass liners, the boat-shaped bodies with swag decoration beneath reeded rims rising to fluted handles, raised on plain oval pedestal bases.London 1809.
A Regency mahogany floor-standing cheval full length dressing mirror on stand
the four restrained scrolling legs supporting the turned columns with tulip detail, the rectangular mirror with angular frame, good colour and patina. Height 550.
A pair of Victorian large clear glass pharmaceutical/chemist's display bottles
double gourd-type form with faceted tall spire stoppers. Heights 630.