A pair of rare old Huanghuali Chinese folding horseshoe-back armchairs
the backs with a wide splat, pierced and carved panel with stylised animal and clouds, the seat of each of woven fibre, restrained scroll detail to the arm support, pinned brass strapping and mounts. Provenance: Purchased November 12, 1994, from Lek Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, Certificate of Authenticity included stating 'Style Ming Dynasty, China. Century A.D. late 18thC'. Arm width 735, height 1130.
An 18ct. gold and diamond solitaire ring
the 1.40ct. brilliant cut diamond claw set, with upright white gold shoulders, colour I, clarity VS2. Old valuation available.
A large impressive Victorian oak cased table or bracket clock
the case ornately carved with corbel figures of a man and a woman, leaves, fruit, masks and scrolls, with a brass gallery top and lion's paw, bracket feet, the face with Arabic numerals, chapter ring and three subsidiary dials. The grand sonnerie type hand crafted movement with triple fusée striking on eight bells and chiming the quarter on a gong. Full Westminster chimes. Height overall 720, with pendulum and keys.
A watchmaker’s regulator long case clock
silvered 14” and engraved circular dial with minute hand at centre, prominent seconds circle above centre and curved aperture below centre showing hours on anti-clockwise turning dial slip-mounted on the barrel arbor and visible behind a fixed pointer. Blued steel hands. Dial elaborately signed 'Regulator, Mills’s Remontoire Esceapement [sic], Caerleon'. Finely figured mahogany case with architectural hood and glazed trunk door. Temperature compensated glass jar mercury pendulum with polished steel rod suspended from steel bracket mounted to case back, impulsed by opposing angled crutch sides tipped with adjustable ivory rollers. The weight line is led over a wooden guide pulley at the left side to a finely crossed-out weight pulley supporting a brass-cased weight of only 2.3kg. The winding square is an idler wheel which is pressed back by the winder to engage a wheel mounted on the end of the barrel opposite the great wheel and maintaining power wheel. Mills were a family of clockmakers working in Caerleon, Wales from 1822 to 1871 and makers of their patent deadbeat pendulums. (c.f. Clock and Watch Makers in Wales, Iorweth C. Peate, 1960, p.61). Height 2070. c.1840.
A pair of late 19th/early 20thC Chinese rosewood Tai Shi armchairs and matching tea table
the open square back panels carved with bat above peaches longevity design within scrolls, open arms, panelled seat, the frieze with restrained scroll detail, stretchered square section legs. Provenance: The previous owner inherited from these from his great grandmother, she was born in Dunedin in 1872 and the chairs came into her possession in the mid-1890s. She lived in Dunedin her entire life and the chairs and table have been in their family ever since.
An imposing Regency three train chiming bracket clock by Frodsham
Gracechurch St, London. Mahogany break arch case, massively constructed movement with ¼ inch thick plates, large diameter knopped pillars and chain fusees. Maker’s name engraved on back plate. Whittington chime on a nest of bells, Chime/Silent control in arch of dial. Overhauled several years ago and running well. A fine clock by a celebrated maker.
A pair of Coalbrookdale cast iron hall chairs designed by Christopher Dresser c.1870 in the 'Lily' pattern
the decorative backs with a combination of fluted, fan and wrythen forms, conforming base, the cast iron seats with enamelled dark red brown button type upholstered finish. Registration diamond cast to the reverse. Height 1330.
William IV Scottish long case clock in attractive solid mahogany case with round hood surmounted by carvings and tapered trunk with bow front door
circular silver painted dial signed 'D. Duff, Paisley', with matching blued steel calendar and seconds hands, the eight-day movement with anchor escapement striking on a surmounted bell, early cast iron weights, crank handle key. Height 2110. c.1840
After Andrea del Verrocchio (Ital. c.1435-1488)
19thC copy of the Equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni, bronze. Height 620.
An Art Deco inspired bespoke made emerald and diamond cluster ring
18ct white gold set. The oval emerald of approximately 1.5ct claw set above a table of channel set baguette diamonds, further brilliant and baguette diamonds embellish the bezel, shoulders and sides of the ring. TDW approx 1.72ct. Valuation available.
untitled Garden Series, oil on board, signed. 860 x 600, original frame.
Olivier Megaton (Fontana) (France b.1965)
'You F**ked Up!! Bro'. ink and stencil collage on canvas board, signed lower centre. 800 x 790. Olivier Megaton, cinematographer (Transporter, Taken2, Taken3) worked initially as a graffiti artist with contemporaries Blek le rat, Jef Aérosol, et al, before turning to ink and stencil work. He continues producing in various media.
A Chinese silver tea set and accompanying tray
the squat circular teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl ornately decorated with dragons; hallmarked 'HC' (Hung Chong, Shanghai 1860-1930). The oblong tray with canted corners and cast border decorated with equestrian warriors; presentation engraved: 'Chefoo (now Yantai) Races 1905, Hai Kwan Cup won by Deuteronomy', and bearing two struck hallmarks. Total weight approx. 2745gms.
A modern silver King's pattern eight-place setting
heavy double-struck cutlery service, includes table forks, table knives, dessert forks, dessert spoons, entree knives, soup spoons and teaspoons together with three serving spoons. In canteen. London 1976 by Roberts & Dore Ltd. The silver weight excluding knives 2.653kgs.
U.K. 1787-1879, 'Extensive Rural Landscape with Stock & Woman', oil on canvas laid on board, signed and dated 1844. 725 x 955, original gilt frame.
An Art Deco style 18ct. white gold diamond and pink sapphire ring
the 0.73ct. emerald cut pink sapphire set to the centre and surrounded by twelve round brilliant cut diamonds with two baguette diamonds to each shoulder, TDW 0.42ct., market valuation available.
A 19thC country fruitwood armoire
shaped panels to the single door, large iron hinges and lock, the interior with three shelves, some restoration to the pediment. 970 x 500 x 2140.
Edmund Blair Leighton (UK 1853-1922) Untitled (Mortality and Remembrance)
oil on board, initialled lower right, inscribed Langham Sketch lower left. 180 x 115. Identified as a 'Langham Sketch' referencing the 'Artists's Society for the study of historical, poetical and rustic figures', founded in London in 1830. The Society's 'Sketching Club', known as 'The Langham', was founded in 1838. Considered to be one of the oldest sketching clubs in existence, it operates today as 'The Artist's Society and the Langham Sketching Club'. It shares the Chelsea premises of the 'London Sketch Club'. Langham sketches had to be executed within an allocated time of two hours, which was rigorously enforced. Provenance: Sir Robert Anderson (1866-1942), by bequest and descent to our vendor. Sir Robert was the benefactor who gifted the Anderson House and Park to the City of Invercargill to become the Invercargill Public Art Gallery. c.f. http://www.invercargillpublicartgallery.nz/the-house/ See other images
A good Victorian burr walnut breakfront credenza
three glazed panel doors, thumb moulded edge to top and plinth base, the three glazed doors with shaped borders, a good example in original condition, dark blue purple velvet lined interior. 1710 x 430 x 1090.
A Chinese rosewood extension banquet dining table and ten chairs
the top and two leaves of panelled design, restrained carved detail of bird and blossom to the frieze and splat back of each chair. the table 1120 x 2540 x 778. The ten chairs including two carvers.