A House on the Wiltshire Downs

Christie's
6 March 2008, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 06.03.2008

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRONZE DOOR HANDLES

A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRONZE DOOR HANDLES
CIRCA 1880
A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRONZE DOOR HANDLES CIRCA 1880 Of large size, each modelled as a lion's mask 14 in. (36 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A fragment of French early 19th Century scenic wallpaper, ma...

A fragment of French early 19th Century scenic wallpaper, manufacturer unknown
Orpheus and Eurydice
A fragment of French early 19th Century scenic wallpaper, manufacturer unknown Orpheus and Eurydice Gouache on joined sheets of paper laid down on panel 25½ x 42 in. (64.6 x 106.5 cm

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A REGENCY MAHOGANY PEDESTAL CUPBOARD

A REGENCY MAHOGANY PEDESTAL CUPBOARD
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A REGENCY MAHOGANY PEDESTAL CUPBOARD EARLY 19TH CENTURY The later square top above a door enclosing a shelf, with a drawer to the plinth base, on ogee bracket feet 39 in. (99 cm.) high; 22½ in. (57 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, PARCEL-GILT AND PAINTED COMMODE

A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, PARCEL-GILT AND PAINTED COMMODE
CIRCA 1800-1820
A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, PARCEL-GILT AND PAINTED COMMODE CIRCA 1800-1820 The later painted simulated marble top above three drawers with fluted and Greek key mouldings between fluted column supports on conforming tapering legs

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A LOUIS PHILIPPE MAHOGANY CONSOLE TABLE

A LOUIS PHILIPPE MAHOGANY CONSOLE TABLE
CIRCA 1830
A LOUIS PHILIPPE MAHOGANY CONSOLE TABLE CIRCA 1830 The Carrara marble top above a frieze drawer on scrolled end-supports carved with foliate spandrels, the mirrored back above a concave-fronted plinth 36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 48¾ in. (124 cm.) wide

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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AN ITALIAN BRONZE AND SPECIMEN MARBLE BUST OF THE YOUNG MARC...

AN ITALIAN BRONZE AND SPECIMEN MARBLE BUST OF THE YOUNG MARCUS AURELIUS
CIRCA 1840-50, CIRCLE OF BOSCHETTI
AN ITALIAN BRONZE AND SPECIMEN MARBLE BUST OF THE YOUNG MARCUS AURELIUS CIRCA 1840-50, CIRCLE OF BOSCHETTI Clad in a toga on a waisted green Eygptian Breccia socle 28 in. (78.5 cm.) high

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A GEORGE II GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR

A GEORGE II GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR
CIRCA 1730
A GEORGE II GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR CIRCA 1730 The four divided later plates surmounted by a foliate-carved arched cresting centred by a female mask, scallop shells and ribbon-tied swags, the sides with foliate and fruit tendrils, minor losses

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF GEORGE II CARVED PINE TERMS

A PAIR OF GEORGE II CARVED PINE TERMS
PROBABLY CIRCA 1750, RE-USED FROM A CHIMNEYPIECE
A PAIR OF GEORGE II CARVED PINE TERMS PROBABLY CIRCA 1750, RE-USED FROM A CHIMNEYPIECE One with Bacchus mask, the other with Ceres mask, later mouldings to the tops, old repairs, originally decorated 47½ in

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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After Sir Godfrey Kneller

After Sir Godfrey Kneller
Portrait of King George II when Prince of Wales (1683-1760), full-length, in robes of state and wearing the collar of the Garter, holding his sword in his left hand and with his coronet as Prince of Wales on a stone table to his left
After Sir Godfrey Kneller Portrait of

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT OPEN ARMCHAIRS

A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT OPEN ARMCHAIRS
SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY PIEDMONT
A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT OPEN ARMCHAIRS SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY PIEDMONT Each upholstered in grey and copper floral silk damask, the arched foliate-carved top-rail above padded outswept arms

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A LOUIS PHILIPPE FLORAL POLYCHROME-PAINTED, PARCEL-GILT AND ...

A LOUIS PHILIPPE FLORAL POLYCHROME-PAINTED, PARCEL-GILT AND EBONISED DRUM TABLE
CIRCA 1840
A LOUIS PHILIPPE FLORAL POLYCHROME-PAINTED, PARCEL-GILT AND EBONISED DRUM TABLE CIRCA 1840 Decorated overall with floral sprays, birds and foliate tendrils, the circular top fitted with three frieze drawers

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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AN AUSTRIAN GILT-METAL MOUNTED EBONISED BOOKCASE

AN AUSTRIAN GILT-METAL MOUNTED EBONISED BOOKCASE
CIRCA 1820-40, PROBABLY VIENNESE
AN AUSTRIAN GILT-METAL MOUNTED EBONISED BOOKCASE CIRCA 1820-40, PROBABLY VIENNESE With four glazed doors flanked by half-column uprights surmounted with foliate capitals, enclosing shelves, above four cupboard doors

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF TERRACOTTA GROUPS

A PAIR OF TERRACOTTA GROUPS
19TH CENTURY, AFTER BOUCHER
A PAIR OF TERRACOTTA GROUPS 19TH CENTURY, AFTER BOUCHER The three Graces carrying Cupid, and a Bacchanalian group 12½ in. (32 cm.) high, and similar (2

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A COLLECTION OF FOUR ITALIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURES OR GROUPS

A COLLECTION OF FOUR ITALIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURES OR GROUPS
19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
A COLLECTION OF FOUR ITALIAN TERRACOTTA FIGURES OR GROUPS 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE Comprising: 'The Seated Mercury', 'Narcissus', 'The Wrestlers', and a group of Hercules and the Centaur 16 in. (41 cm

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRONZE MODELS OF THE FURIETTI CENTAURS

A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRONZE MODELS OF THE FURIETTI CENTAURS
LATE 18TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRONZE MODELS OF THE FURIETTI CENTAURS LATE 18TH CENTURY Each set on a reeded base with Latin inscriptions 14 in. (35.5 cm.) and 12½ in. (32 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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TWO CONTINENTAL BRONZE FIGURES OF NATIVE AMERICANS

TWO CONTINENTAL BRONZE FIGURES OF NATIVE AMERICANS
CIRCA 1880
TWO CONTINENTAL BRONZE FIGURES OF NATIVE AMERICANS CIRCA 1880 One a brave, the other an Inuit woman with a child 11 in. (28 cm.) and 11½ in. (29.5 cm.) high (including wood base) (2

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF SWEDISH PARCEL-GILT AND GREY-PAINTED X-FRAME STOOL...

A PAIR OF SWEDISH PARCEL-GILT AND GREY-PAINTED X-FRAME STOOLS
CIRCA 1825
A PAIR OF SWEDISH PARCEL-GILT AND GREY-PAINTED X-FRAME STOOLS CIRCA 1825 Each with a padded seat with a gilt-gesso foliate tablet to the front, the underside of one inscribed in pencil 'These were reguilt [sic.] on the 17 of

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD AND PALE BLUE-PAINTED CONSOLE TABLE...

A NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD AND PALE BLUE-PAINTED CONSOLE TABLE AND MIRROR
CIRCA 1810, POSSIBLY LUCCA, TUSCANY
A NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD AND PALE BLUE-PAINTED CONSOLE TABLE AND MIRROR CIRCA 1810, POSSIBLY LUCCA, TUSCANY Each decorated with foliate carvings, butterflies, classical masks and tapering

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF NORTH GERMAN BAROQUE GILTWOOD MIRRORS

A PAIR OF NORTH GERMAN BAROQUE GILTWOOD MIRRORS
CIRCA 1730
A PAIR OF NORTH GERMAN BAROQUE GILTWOOD MIRRORS CIRCA 1730 Of large size, each arched rectangular bevelled plate surmounted by an acanthus finial, the base with scrolled acanthus centre and sides, the smaller mirror with paper label

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £25,000 - £40,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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E.M. Hunter (early 19th Century)

E.M. Hunter (early 19th Century)
Two studies of Amaryllis and a study of a Bird of Paradise
E.M. Hunter (early 19th Century) Two studies of Amaryllis and a study of a Bird of Paradise All signed 'E.M. Hunter' and variously dated 'March 7th 1815', 'June 1815', and 'June 1816', one with study of an

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF INDIAN IVORY LIONS

A PAIR OF INDIAN IVORY LIONS
CIRCA 1900
A PAIR OF INDIAN IVORY LIONS CIRCA 1900 Each on a later ebony and ivory base 9½in. (24cm.) long (2

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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AN ITALIAN EBONISED WOODEN MODEL OF A SEATED DOG

AN ITALIAN EBONISED WOODEN MODEL OF A SEATED DOG
CIRCA 1880
AN ITALIAN EBONISED WOODEN MODEL OF A SEATED DOG CIRCA 1880 19 in. (48.5 cm.) high

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A MAHOGANY AND EBONISED PIERCED BUCKET

A MAHOGANY AND EBONISED PIERCED BUCKET
19TH CENTURY
A MAHOGANY AND EBONISED PIERCED BUCKET 19TH CENTURY The top with brass handle above slatted sides, on paw feet, probably previously with a liner, later metalware 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high; 15 in. (38 cm.) diameter

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE BUST OF A CLASSICAL WOMAN

AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE BUST OF A CLASSICAL WOMAN
CIRCA 1800, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE BUST OF A CLASSICAL WOMAN CIRCA 1800, AFTER THE ANTIQUE On detachable socle inscribed '02 17' 22¾ in. (58 cm.) high

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLEU TURQUIN MARBLE ...

A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLEU TURQUIN MARBLE TABLE-LAMPS
LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED BLEU TURQUIN MARBLE TABLE-LAMPS LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY With lamp shades 15 in. (38 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF FRENCH PARCEL-GILT AND CREAM-PAINTED BERGÈRES

A PAIR OF FRENCH PARCEL-GILT AND CREAM-PAINTED BERGÈRES
CIRCA 1900
A PAIR OF FRENCH PARCEL-GILT AND CREAM-PAINTED BERGÈRES CIRCA 1900 Upholstered in beige silk, the stiff-leaf carved frames, on fluted tapering legs (2

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A RUSSIAN BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE-À-ABATTANT

A RUSSIAN BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE-À-ABATTANT
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A RUSSIAN BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE-À-ABATTANT EARLY 19TH CENTURY The pierced brass gallery with later acorn finials above a drawer and an adjustable leather-lined slide above a fall-front below enclosing a

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A PAIR OF CHARLES X BRONZE AND ORMOLU CANDELABRA

A PAIR OF CHARLES X BRONZE AND ORMOLU CANDELABRA
CIRCA 1825
A PAIR OF CHARLES X BRONZE AND ORMOLU CANDELABRA CIRCA 1825 Each in the form of a foliate handled urn on square plinth applied with mounts, with lamp shades 25¼ in. (64 cm.) high (excluding shades) (2

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE À VANTAUX

AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE À VANTAUX
CIRCA 1800, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGES JACOB
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE À VANTAUX CIRCA 1800, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGES JACOB Applied with neo-classical mounts, the later mottled marble top above a frieze drawer with two doors below

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008

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A FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATRICIA GREEN MARBLE GUERIDON

A FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATRICIA GREEN MARBLE GUERIDON
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, OF EMPIRE STYLE
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND PATRICIA GREEN MARBLE GUERIDON SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, OF EMPIRE STYLE The circular top supported on three winged female caryatids and terminating in paw feet joined by tri-form

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 6 Mar 2008