An impressive Chinese teak small mirror-back sideboard
extensively carved with Chinese scenes and motifs, the back surmounted by a carved foo dog and eight gambolling pups above a shelf supported by a pair of mandarin figures emblematic of Military and Merchant, the base with two frieze drawers over two cupboard doors. Maker's label to rear R. Lawrie Smith, 30 Nanking Road, Shanghai. Circa 1904. (Some old damage). 1360 x 600 x 1960mm.
Edith Hume (act.1862-1906 British
follower of the Hague School), Untitled, two Dutch children sheltering from a squall, oil on panel, signed. 395 x 285mm. Provenance: with Newman & Colling Ltd, London (label verso).
A French style bombe commode
the exterior with elaborate inlaid decoration, ormolu embellishments, three drawers and a glass top. 1250 x 570 x 900mm.
Austin J40 child's pedal car
fondly known as the 'Joy Car' or 'Junior Austin', the 'J40' was manufactured from 1955 to 1971 by disabled miners at a factory in the village of Tiryberth, near Bargoed in South Wales. Built at the instigation of Lord Nuffield, owner of BMC, soon after the Second World War, they were sold in Austin showrooms for £20, which was a considerable price at the time. It has a dummy engine with spark plugs, a handbrake and electric lights and a horn, some attention required. They were made using off-cuts of metal supplied by Austin’s Longbridge factory. This example is finished in soft green with grey upholstery and is the subject of an older restoration, it would benefit from some recommissioning. Chassis number stamping in boot floor - 7933.
An 18ct and multi gemstone set necklace
the 50 gemstones a combination of garnets, amethysts, citrines and peridots, all oval facet cut in rub-over 'spectacle' mounts with small, short chain lengths between. L.600mm.
A pair of early 20thC bronze figures of cavaliers
each holding a halberd, marked E. Picault to bases. H.1230mm.
A large Venetian glass cushion mirror
of lozenge shape, the main section of nine panels framed by bevelled panels of surface cut mirror outlines with ruby glass twist rods. 1800 x 1200mm. Note: Purchased at Liberty's, London circa 2004, this mirror graced St Johns House, a former Georgian vicarage, in Frome, Somerset.
A plank top fruitwood and pine farmhouse dining table
with clenched ends raised on four legs with internal taper and with two small drawers to the ends. 2040 x 990 x 755mm.
A 14ct white gold ruby and diamond cluster ring
sixty-seven round cut, dark pinkish red rubies (minor inclusions), bead set, with one hundred and twenty round brilliant cut diamonds, TRW 2.57ct, TDW 0.62ct. Ring size, N1/2.
A pair of Art Deco style pearl
diamond, platinum and gold drop earrings, each with a single large South Seas cultured pearl of approx. 13mm diameter noted as 'white in colour, with very good lustre' set below hinged box and disc links all set with 54 grain set round brilliant cut diamonds of 0.68ct TDW. Screw fittings. Valuation available.
A Victorian silver four-piece tea and coffee service
floral swag and vacant cartouche decorated bodies, cast floral finials to the pots. The tea pot, cream and sugar London 1852, the coffee pot London 1874, all by Henry Wilkinson & Co. 2258gm.
A large harlequin set of German .800 silver cutlery
mainly two patterns and including 12 of the following; dessert spoons, dessert forks, cake spoons, fish knives, fish forks, teaspoons, coffee spoons, fruit knives and forks, dinner knives, luncheon knives; 11 cake spoons & table forks; butter knives and rests (6), cake forks (5), pairs: salad server, pickle forks, fish servers with gilded blades; serving utensils (4), serving spoon, butter knife, cheese knife, baby pusher and odd dessert fork. Weight (solid items only) 4315gm. (excludes filled silver handled utensils). Contained in seven drawer cutlery cabinet, the bottom drawer with collection of oddments, including cutlery, candelabra capitals and drip trays etc. Provenance: Originally belonging to Benjamin David Magnus born Hamburg died 1942 in Terezín concentration camp, Czechoslovakia. See additional photos.
A George II/George III Welsh walnut coffor bach (small mule chest)
the top with thumbnail moulded edge, double panelled front, full width drawer with brass handles and backplates, raised on bracket feet. 650 x 310 x 420mm.
An uncommon large Chinese rosewood (huanghuali) brush pot
mildly waisted cylindrical form, traditional wooden plug to base. Dia.245mm, H.235mm.
22CT GOLD ROPE TWIST LINK CHAIN 37.6gms
A 22ct yellow gold neck chain rope twist type with S-form clasp. 37.6gms. L.540mm.
An Edwardian 15ct gold double sovereign case
the exterior extensively engraved, gold suspension ring, Birmingham 1909, by Aaron Lufkin Dennison (Dennison Watch Case Co). 40.59gm.
Jane Evans (1946-2012)
'Surprised', brush and ink, signed and dated 2007, signed, entitled, dated 2007, and detailed with artists provenance on reverse. 400 x 300mm.
Olivia Spencer Bower (1905-82) South Island High Country Landscape
watercolour, signed. 360 x 500mm
A 14ct gold aquamarine and diamond ring
a 11.90ct rectangular cushion cut, medium blue aquamarine (moderate inclusions), claw set with a round brilliant cut diamond to each shoulder, TDW 0.68ct. Ring size K.
A bronze statue of Hippomenes (Melanion) after Guillaume Coustou
(from the tale of the race between Atalanta and Hippomenes) a reduction by Frederic Sauvage and marked with Susse Frères Foundry, on an integrally cast circular base and a marble plinth. H.500mm