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Object of the Week – Royal Wedding Casket Georg Zwink Germany 1842 H: 33cm   W: 48cm   D: 32cm A magnificent and historic royal wedding casket, given by the town of Oberammergau to Crown Prince Maximillian the Second of Bayern on the occasion of his wedding in 1842 to Princess Marie Fredericke von Preussen. The couple became King…
Object of the Week – Solid Walnut Aesthetic Movement Chest Of Drawers England c. 1890 H: 117.5cm   W: 122cm   D: 59.5cm A charming solid walnut Aesthetic Movement chest of two short and three long drawers having different carved panels to each drawer front with brass handles, pillared reeded sides and raised on turned…
Object of the Week – Pierre Louis Joseph De Coninck, ‘The Coral Necklace’ Oil on canvas, signed c.1880 H: 31″   W: 23″ £7,900Pierre Louis Joseph De Coninck (1828 – 1910) was born in Méteren, Northern France and initially studied at the Ypres and Lille schools of Art before entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris…
Object of the Week – Letter With Drawings From Dame Laura Knight Ink 1959 Framed H: 30cm W: 36cm A framed drawing by Dame Knight on a letter dated 1959. “Of splits and misfortunes for Morris and Marjorie may there be none in 1960, but may good fortune, good health and great happiness enrich that…
Object of the Week – Regency Period Gonçalo Alves Wood Breakfast Table   c.1820 H: 72.5 cm Diameter: 121cm £12,800   A fine quality early 19th century Regency period gonçalo alves wood breakfast table, having crossbanded circular top with leaf and strap gilt brass edging above narrow frieze, raised on triangular brass mounted stem, supported…
Object of the Week – Advance Copy Of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ 1937 One of only two advance copies of The Hobbit, collected by Tolkien himself from the printers and given, still unbound in sheets, to his friend the editor of The Oxford Magazine. These sheets were later bound in a specially-commissioned fine art binding by…
Object of the Week – Pair of Lead Garden Figures Lead c. 1800 H: Male:135.5cm; Female 130cm A rare pair of late 18th century – early 19th century Continental lead garden figures; each in romantic-esque pose dressed in period costume. Each on circular bases, and retaining a high definition of casting, the male leans on…
Object of the Week – Mughal Chini Kana Panel India c. 1620 H: 31cm   W: 38.75   Diameter: 2.5cm This magnificent mottled red sandstone Mughal panel dates from the beginning of the 17th century. The elegant long necked vase (surahi) is seen in relief below three of the cusped arches and a footed tray…
Object of the Week – A Beautiful Art Nouveau Cameo Glass ‘Alpine Vase’ by Daum Frères c.1900 H: 12cm   W:14cm    £7,500 An outstanding Art Nouveau cameo glass vase enamel painted with a view of the Alps, the mountainous landscape with a quite stunning realism and incredible depth of perspective, signed Daum Nancy with the Cross of Lorraine.…
Object of the Week – Viennese Enamel and Rock Crystal Coupe c.1880 H: 6cm   W: 6cm   D: 4.75cm A beautiful Viennese enamel and engraved rock crystal coupe by Karl Bender (1874-1892). The wide enamel border to the engraved rock crystal bowl is decorated with mythological figures supported by a silver pegasus with outspread…