Large pair of antique English
brass push-up candlesticks,
having faceted and beehive
turned shafts and square,
cut-corner bases. Circa 1850.
5218-21: English, Bilston, late 18th century, patch box these memento boxes were popular at the end of the eighteenth century and frequently given as tokens of friendship and love. Usually oval in shape, but also circular and rectangular, there decoration reflected the popular styles of the day. For example, by the 1790s Neoclassical style swags, doves, hearts, and borders were the most commonly used decoration of the day. This box reads "Unity is the bond of society."
Wonderful iron and brass bound walnut bucket with ribbed body and applied carrying handles. Continental, 18th/19th century.
Exceptional late Regency sarcophagus form box in well figured mahogany with recessed brass handles and brass ball feet. English, circa 1820.
Antique American carved wood and gesso gold leaf mirror with foliate and beadwork decoration. Circa 1860-70 (mirror plate replaced, minor wear to gilding)
Frame: 21" x 26.75"
Antique English Regency Tole Samovar with Chinoiserie decoration of flowers and butterflies; having lion’s head handles, spigot from a lion’s head and brass lion paw feet. The hot water cylinder rests on a pierced warmer for coals. Circa 1820 (losses to decoration, lacking coal tray)
Antique American Salt Glazed Crock with leafage decoration. Approximately a half gallon. Circa 1850-70. Unmarked.
FinePair of Italian Grand Tour Bronze Candlesticks with nicely detailed foliate decoration and with good patina and fine castings. Having a removable ormolu drip pan above a bronze candle cup and supported by a turned and foliate decorated column with a tripartite scrolling ormolu base and mounted on a tripartite bronze plinth. These would have been brought home as a souvenir by someone who had made the Grand Tour. Italy, circa 1870.
Early 19th century English enamel on copper patch box of the HMS Victory. Keepsakes commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, which was considered the most decisive British victory during the Napoleonic Wars, were extremely popular. These keepsakes included patch boxes, like this one, which celebrated Nelson’s famous ship, the HMS Victory. IT IS OVAL IN FORM AND DEPICTS A POLYCHROME SCENE OF NELSON'S FLAG SHIP "THE VICTORY" IN FULL SAIL AFTER THE BATTLE OF 1805. ABOVE T...
18th Century Iron Money Box with a clever mechanism that uses gravity to block the slot if the box is inverted. Probably European.
7.25” x 5" x 4.5" tall
Antique English pearwood stamp box in the form of a miniature billiards table complete with green felt top opening to a divided interior. Circa 1880.
L: 5.5” x W: 3” x H: 2”
English Gilt Wood Mirror
Size: 31.5” x 26.5”
Fine 18th-century English carved and gilt wood mirror with corner rosettes and later, distressed mirror plate. Circa 1760-80.
The Vũng Tàu shipwreck is a shipwreck that was found in the South China Sea off the islands of Côn Đảo about 100 miles from Vũng Tàu, Vietnam in 1692. The wreck was of alorcha boat—a Chinese vessel with Portuguese influences that has been dated to about 1690. It was found by a fisherman who had picked up numerous pieces of porcelain from the wreck while fishing. Sverker Hallstrom identified the wreck and its cargo in 1990. Australian diver Michael Flecker took charge of the archaeologi...
Fine bombé black lacquer tea caddy with Chinoiserie decoration, fitted interior and later squashed ball feet. English, Circa 1870.
13" x 6.75" x 7.5" tall
Antique Japanese blue and white porcelain ovoid vase with hand painted bird and floral decoration. Late 19th century.
Antique Spode Pottery Transfer Decorated Ceramic Wine Cooler,* oval with applied handles, ribbed body and rope turned rim, the whole with yellow and blue transfer decoration. English, circa 1810.
(two tiny chips, numerous frits)
*Originally designed as a footbath, these large basins are today used as wine coolers.
18.5" x 12" x 8" tall
Fine Large Pair of Solid Brass Jamb Hooks with round backplate, single arm and urn form finial.
These would have been mounted on the mantel and used to hold fireplace tools.
Circa 1800, probably American
Diameter of back plate: 4"
Carved wood folk art plaque of a bear catching a salmon. American, late 19th/early 20th century.
Dimensions: 16” x 18”