Auction 17.10.1996

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 17.10.1996

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A PAIR OF REGENCY ORMOLU, BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE CANDLESTICKS

A PAIR OF REGENCY ORMOLU, BRONZE AND WHITE MARBLE CANDLESTICKS Each with an ovoid body with a pair of eagle-heads suspending chains, below an engine-turned nozzle and drip-pan, on a cylindrical pedestal and square plinth, with bun feet, fitted for electricity, with pleated ivory silk shade (2

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMAZONITE TRIPOD CASSOLETTES

A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMAZONITE TRIPOD CASSOLETTES Each with cental urn with foliate and trailing foliage bands below a reversible domed top with berried finial, and fluted candle nozzle, supported by three goat-mask headed monopodia, with lappeted stepped and eared plinth, with

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A BRASS CARRIAGE TIMEPIECE

A BRASS CARRIAGE TIMEPIECE The movement with replaced lever platform, white enamel Arabic dial with blued-steel hands, in a plain corniche-style case 4¾in. (12cm.) high

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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AN ORMOLU, BRONZE AND MARBLE INKSTAND

AN ORMOLU, BRONZE AND MARBLE INKSTAND 19th Century With a hinged scallop shell enclosing a fitted interior with inkwell and sander, supported by an addorsed dolphin, on a sunburst and square griotte marble base, above a stepped plinth 5¾in. (14.5cm.) high

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A GEORGE V SILVER AND WHITE-METAL INLAID BROWN TORTOISESHELL STRIKING...

A GEORGE V SILVER AND WHITE-METAL INLAID BROWN TORTOISESHELL STRIKING MANTEL CLOCK The glazed circular white enamel Arabic dial with blued-steel hands, the movement with platform lever escapement and strike-on gong on the backplate, the lancet-form case with fish-scale sound-frets to the sides and

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A GEORGE III IVORY-INLAID TORTOISESHELL TRAVELLING WRITING-BOX

A GEORGE III IVORY-INLAID TORTOISESHELL TRAVELLING WRITING-BOX The shaped panelled rectangular top with white metal octagonal plaque enclosing a red velvet-lined interior fitted with a sander and an inkwell, with an associated mother-of-pearl seal, arrow-shaped quill and quill sharpener 4¾in

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A REGENCY ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE INKSTAND

A REGENCY ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE INKSTAND With hinged scallop shell enclosing a fitted interior with an inkwell, supported by an addorsed dolphin on a sun burst and stepped square base, lacking two removable quill wells, regilt 7in. (17.5cm.) high

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI BRONZE, ORMOLU AND WHITE BARDIGLIO MARBLE CANDLESTICKS

A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XVI BRONZE, ORMOLU AND WHITE BARDIGLIO MARBLE CANDLESTICKS Each with a seated putto with entwined fish-legs below a foliate and engine-turned concave tapering nozzle, seated on a column with turned stepped plinth, fitted for electricity 9¼in. (23.5cm.) high, excluding fitments

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A VICTORIAN ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK

A VICTORIAN ORMOLU AND WHITE MARBLE MANTEL CLOCK The glazed enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic chapters with flower garlands inscribed by the retailer in capitals 'J.W.BENSON LTD 25 OLD BOND ST. LONDON FRENCH MAKE', the arched case with urn finial issuing foliage and foliage trails, the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN EGYPTIAN PORPHYRY TWO-HANDLED URNS

A PAIR OF ITALIAN EGYPTIAN PORPHYRY TWO-HANDLED URNS Late 18th/Early 19th Century Of Grecian amphora form, each with a removeable domed top with tapering bulbous finial, above a pinched neck flanked by rectangular handles, the tapering body above a turned socle and square plinth, on a square green

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A REGENCY GILTWOOD AND GILT-COMPOSITION MIRROR

A REGENCY GILTWOOD AND GILT-COMPOSITION MIRROR The later rectangular plate flanked by fluted pilasters with leaf capitals surmounted by a pair of urns flanking an eagle holding a ball and chain above a central tablet with a fruit basket and lappeted frieze, adapted, re-gilt 44½in. x 22½in. (113cm. x

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A SET OF THREE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS

A SET OF THREE MAHOGANY DINING-CHAIRS Of George III style Each with arched channelled rectangular back with three vertical splats centred by flowerheads, above a padded seat covered in red leather, on square channelled legs (3

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A SOUTH GERMAN GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED AND PARQUETRY SERPENTINE COMMODE

A SOUTH GERMAN GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED AND PARQUETRY SERPENTINE COMMODE Mid-18th Century Crossbanded overall and inlaid with fruitwood, burr-walnut and green- stained wood, the shaped top inlaid with geometric parquetry, the sides with star-bursts in a geometric panel, with four long drawers inlaid with

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A GILTWOOD MIRROR

A GILTWOOD MIRROR Of Chippendale Style, 19th Century The later rectangular cental plate and mirrored border with rockwork and C-scroll cresting with a pair of Ho-ho birds flanking a pagoda roof, the sides with trailing foliage, rockwork and pilasters, the base centred by confronting C-scrolls and

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A PAIR OF REGENCY EBONISED AND PARCEL-GILT X-FRAMED STOOLS

A PAIR OF REGENCY EBONISED AND PARCEL-GILT X-FRAMED STOOLS Each with eagle-head terminals joined by baluster stretchers, the central joint clasped with stiff leaves below an upholstered dished seat covered in buttoned yellow silk, on paw feet, redecorated 31in. (79cm.) wide; 25in. (63.5cm.) high

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A PAIR OF GILTMETAL CANDLESTICKS

A PAIR OF GILTMETAL CANDLESTICKS 20th Century Each with hexagonal and turned shaft with gadrooned drip-pan and on a gadrooned hexagonal base, on a wooden base, fitted for electricity, with ivory silk shades 19½in. (49.5cm.) high, including shades (2

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A PAIR OF ORMOLU AND BRONZE CANDLESTICKS

A PAIR OF ORMOLU AND BRONZE CANDLESTICKS 19th Century Each with a cherub holding aloft a cornucopia with bunches of grapes whilst seated on the back of a crocodile with his tail twisted between his legs, fitted for electricity, with ivory pleated-silk shades 8½in. (21.5cm.) high, excluding fitments

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY TEA-CADDY

A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY TEA-CADDY Inlaid overall with boxwood lines, the hinged rectangular top centred by a lion-mask with ring-handle, enclosing two zinc-lined lidded-compartments, the sides decorated with foliate trails and geometric patterns, on bun feet 9¾in. (25cm.) wide; 6in. (15cm

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A BRASS CARRIAGE TIMEPIECE

A BRASS CARRIAGE TIMEPIECE The movement with replaced lever platform, white enamel Roman and Arabic dial with blued spade hands, plain corniche-style case, with dark-red leatherette case with purple velvet lining, lacking the handle on the back door 4¾in. (12cm.) high, excluding case

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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AN EARLY VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD COLLAPSIBLE MUSIC-STAND AND A FRENCH METRONOME

AN EARLY VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD COLLAPSIBLE MUSIC-STAND AND A FRENCH METRONOME The music stand 9in. (23cm.) wide, closed The metronome 9½in. (24cm.) high (2

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BOXED MUSICAL-GAME

A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BOXED MUSICAL-GAME By Ann Young, Edinburgh The rectangular hinged box enclosing an inscribed playing-surface, the lower half with two drawers containing ivory and wooden playing pieces, and a makers label for 'Ann Young'; a pair of wooden dice-shakers; and two books of

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £500 - £1,000

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A PAIR OF REGENCY GRAINED DWARF OPEN BOOKCASES

A PAIR OF REGENCY GRAINED DWARF OPEN BOOKCASES Each with three open shelves above a cedar-lined drawer decorated with a key pattern above a further open shelf divided into three sections, on splayed feet, the sides with a shaped apron, with dealer's label for 'NORMAN ADAMS LTD' on the inside of the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A SET OF FOUR REGENCY EBONISED AND PARCEL-GILT OPEN ARMCHAIRS

A SET OF FOUR REGENCY EBONISED AND PARCEL-GILT OPEN ARMCHAIRS Each with a partially demi-lune caned back centred by a demi-lune grisaille music trophy, with scrolled downswept arms on baluster supports flanking a caned seat with loose black-painted wooden seat- board below a green-striped velvet

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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AN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE

AN EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE Crossbanded overall in satinwood, the rounded rectangular twin-flap top inlaid with spandrels and an oval patera and foliate medallion, on square tapering legs, brass caps and castors 35½in. (90cm.) wide, open; 24½in. (62cm.) high; 24in. (61cm.) deep

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A COPELANDS WHITE OIL LAMP BASE

A COPELANDS WHITE OIL LAMP BASE Circa 1900, printed retailer's mark for 'T. GOODE & CO.' Modelled as a vase, supported by three scantily-draped putti, the vase encrusted with hops on a concave canted triangular base with vitruvian scroll band, with removable circular oil reservoir with waved border

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £50 - £70

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A BRASS BASKET GRATE

A BRASS BASKET GRATE Of George III style The central basket grate with a pair of urn finials above a pierced foliate frieze terminating in further urn finials, on scrolling legs with baluster feet, fitted for electricity with simulated glowing coals 26¾in. (68cm.) wide; 27½in. (70cm.) high; 14in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE

A GEORGE III MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE The rectangular twin-flap associated top above an associated frieze- drawer, on square tapering legs, brass caps and castors, restorations, one gate-support broken, one flap spliced 31½in. (80cm.) wide, open; 26½in. (67cm.) high; 27½in. (70cm.) deep

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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AN ITALIAN ALABASTER LAMP

AN ITALIAN ALABASTER LAMP Of urn shape with egg-and-dart moulded everted rim and upspringing acanthus-leaf, on a pinched socle and a square base, inscribed on the base 'FOREIGN', fitted for electricity, with distressed ivory silk shade 12¼in. (31cm.) high, excluding fitments

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A GEORGE II MAHOGANY DROP-LEAF TABLE

A GEORGE II MAHOGANY DROP-LEAF TABLE The oval twin-flap top above a plain frieze, on club legs, with claw-and-ball feet, the leaves probably re-shaped, with depository label to the underside for Philip Head & Sons inscribed in ink 'DUNCAN 5 25', restorations to tops of legs 59½in. (151cm.) wide

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 17 Oct 1996

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A STEEL BASKET GRATE

A STEEL BASKET GRATE Of George III Style The central grate section with turned horizontal bars and urn finials, above a waved fretwork frieze flanked by turned tapering columns with urn finials, each on four further small columns, with electric fire and simulated glowing coals 31½in. (80cm.) wide

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 17 Oct 1996