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Browse some of the recent additions to our antique collections, from antique fireplaces, mantels and chimneypieces to interesting architectural and decorative elements, lightings, mirrors, furniture, fountains, etc, etc.

  • Stock: 15773

    A fine 18th century eight day bracket or table clock by Thomas Coxworthy, with a brass bound flame mahogany veneered case and silvered dial. The arched silvered dial has both Roman and Arabic numerals, which at its centre has the smaller calendar dial, and above, a strike/silent dial.
    The eight day movement has a verge escapement - a feature of early clocks - and also strikes the hour on a gong. The brass backplate of the movement is beautifully engraved with foliate decoration, a mark of quality and attention to detail.

    By Thomas Coxworthy of Plymouth of whom little is known aside from the fact his workshop was based at Plymouth Dock. English, c.1770.

    Provenance: Dean's Farmhouse, Stratford-sub-Castle, Salisbury.

    Width Height
    11"
    28 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms

    Listed Price: £5,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15665

    A pair of large Arts and Crafts copper andirons, possibly with a connection to the Newlyn School in Cornwall. These beautiful and unusual andirons are topped with foliate finials, mounted on obelisk like shafts with splayed feet, profusely decorated with floral and foliate motifs in repoussé work creating a wonderful low relief design. Beautiful quality craftsmanship.
    English, possibly Cornish, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    11 58"
    29.5 cms
    28"
    71 cms
    30 12"
    77.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15572

    A fine and large nineteenth-century Gothic Revival oak bracket clock, with a silvered dial.

    The clock has an eight day, triple fusee, four pillar movement with anchor escapement and chimes the quarters on either eight or four bells, "Westminster chimes" and strikes the hours on a single gong.
    The finely engraved silvered arched top brass dial with Roman numerals has three subsidiary dials, namely; strike or silent, slow or fast, Westminster chime, or chime on 8 bells. Engraved spandrels frame the chapter ring. The case is the perfect incarnation of the Gothic Revival, the cathedral case topped with spires and finials which are supported by cluster pilasters whilst the dial is framed with a foliate ogee window.
    English, circa 1850.

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    Width Height Depth
    16 12"
    42 cms
    26"
    66 cms
    9 38"
    24 cms

    Listed Price: £5,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15765

    An early 20th century display pedestal in a soft green serpentine marble, with a touch of the Art Deco in the scalloped volutes at the base of the column. A round capital and an octagonal base.
    English, c.1930.

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    Width Height Depth
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    43 1116"
    111 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms

    Listed Price: £700 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15737

    A German Neo-Gothic oak armchair attributed to Edwin Oppler (1831-1880). The chair bears the inscription 'Ernst is das leben, heiter die kunst', or 'Life is Serious, Art is Cheerful' on wonderfully carved banners unfurling amongst Gothic tracery. The motto is taken from Friedrich Schiller's Wallenstein Trilogy of 1800. The chair is beautifully carved and the letter G is inscribed within a shield on the top rail. It has been suggested that this is to indicate George V, son of Ernst August the last King of Hanover.

    German, c.1850. Later upholstery.

    Edwin Oppler was a well-regarded German Jewish Architect, and a proponent of the Neo-Gothic style. He came to know the Gothic style when he worked on the restoration of Notre Dame in Paris. His style then evolved to encompass what had so inspired him in this great Gothic masterpiece. His connection with George V arose when he took over the project of Schloss Marienburg from Conrad Wilhelm Hase in 1864, where he also designs furniture that shares many characteristics with this chair.
    In his career, he went on to design many synagogues, all of which were tragically destroyed during Kristallnacht.

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    Width Height Depth
    23"
    58.5 cms
    38 58"
    98 cms
    22"
    56 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15747

    An unusual Victorian Fire Tool Stand with Rococo base.
    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    11 38"
    29 cms
    25 316"
    64 cms
    9 38"
    24 cms

    Listed Price: £650 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15517

    A fine mid-nineteenth century eight-day longcase clock by W.J. Frodsham of Change Alley, London within a mahogany and marquetry case.
    The eight day, triple train, four pillar movement with anchor escapement, chimes the quarters on either eight or four bells, "Westminster chimes" and strikes the hours on a single gong. The 12 inch arched top brass dial with strike / silent lever and four bell chime / eight bell chime lever, has a silvered chapter ring with gilt brass putti and crown spandrels, beneath an oval cartouche engraved with the maker, W.J.Frodsham, Change Alley, London.
    The fine marquetry - almost Rococo in design - depicts two lovers walking within a pastoral scene, and is framed by foliate scrolls and floral sprays.
    English, circa 1840.

    Notes:
    The first recorded clockmaker by the name Frodsham was a William Frodsham, born in 1728 and is believed to have worked as a Journeyman for Justin Vulliamy, who was clockmaker to George III. In the early 19th century, the family were established as clockmakers, and entered a partnership with the well-regarded chronometer makers, the Parkinson’s and the business became Parkinson & Frodsham of 4 Change Alley. After the death of William Parkinson, the firm became W J Frodsham’s in 1842, until he handed the business over to his sons in 1847 the year that those sons were admitted to the Clockmakers’ Company. In subsequent years, the Frodshams exhibited at the Paris Exhibition of 1867 and 1889, developing and international reputation for quality.

    Condition notes: A very slight warp to the bottom of the trunk door.

    width height depth
    20 12"
    52 cms
    95 12"
    242.5 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15643

    A Reflection of American History -

    An ornate convex mirror of grand proportions topped with an eagle on a rocky summit.
    Interestingly the mirror, thought to be of American origins, is decorated with 24 spheres around the frame, whilst another sphere hangs on a chain suspended from the mouth of the eagle. This possibly symbolises the 24 established states of the USA, with the state of Arkansas represented by a ball hanging from the mouth of the eagle, the country's emblem. This shows that Arkansas joining the USA is quite literally hanging in the balance.
    With this information, we can date the mirror to 1835-1836.

    American, 1836. Awaiting restoration, included in the price.

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    Width Height
    23 58"
    60 cms
    42 78"
    109 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15675

    Victorian Eccentricity

    This whimsical fireplace embodies the Victorian period. It is a celebration of marble in its infinite variety, featuring five different marbles, namely, breccia marrone, verde antico, Cornish serpentine, Belgian black and arabescato marble. The wide shelf sits above the gently arched frieze, which is supported by pairs of Serpentine pilasters mounted on generous footblocks.
    Original marble fender included. (Fender measurements: 171cms wide, 15.5cms high, 43cms deep, 72cms deep from wall.)

    English, c.1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 78 18"
    198.5 cms
    48 316"
    122.5 cms
    15 18"
    38.4 cms
    Internal 42 14"
    107.5 cms
    35 38"
    90 cms

    Listed Price: £16,000 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15595

    An ornate fire screen of excellent quality, the handle fashioned from opposing torch bearing putti and the frame decorated with a border of bound laurel and foliate scrolls. The central applied decoration depicts a bagpipe, tambourine, a summer hat and foliate sprays.
    English, c.1880. Awaiting restoration.

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    Width Height
    21 1116"
    55 cms
    31 18"
    79 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15716

    An elegant and unusual set of steel 19th century fire tools, with faceted stems and a pierced shovel.
    English, c.1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    7 18"
    18 cms
    30 1116"
    78 cms
    1 58"
    4 cms

    Listed Price: £960 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15682

    An unusual and compact cast iron Renaissance Revival fire basket, the arched pediment back decorated with an armorial cartouche and faceted andirons.
    English, c.1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 28 1116"
    73 cms
    29 12"
    75 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Back width 26 38"
    67 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15661

    A large cast iron and polished brass fire basket in the neo-classical style, the arched pediment back decorated with laurel sprays and scrolled acanthus corners. Below this, the four barred grate is flanked by neoclassical urnular andirons and is framed by a pierced and scrolled apron.
    English, Circa 1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 33 1116"
    85.5 cms
    27 58"
    70 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms
    Back Width 18 1116"
    47.5 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14441

    A large Regency cast iron hob grate of ornate design, with a foliate pediment back over sturdy bars.
    English, c.1820.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 37 1316"
    96 cms
    36 38"
    92.5 cms
    16 78"
    43 cms

    Listed Price: £5,700 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 13344

    Antique cast iron fire basket, supported on brass baluster andirons on scrolled feet. The grate, has unusual bars reminiscent of the Aesthetic movement, and a tall decorative back.
    English, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    Overall 34 58"
    88 cms
    29 78"
    76 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
    Back Width 16 78"
    43 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 7147

    A large heraldic painted glass window roundel depicting the royal arms of England, the three lions passant surrounded by red glass of varying shades.
    English, c.1920.

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    Diameter
    35 38"
    90 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15669

    A charming Aesthetic Movement fire grate with a central sunflower radiating from the shaped back plate, which is echoed by the finely cast brass sunflower finials crowning the andirons. These frame the front bars, which are elegantly bowed, and just beneath them are delicate fan spandrels.
    English, c.1890.

    The sunflower was considered the emblem of the Aesthetic Movement in Britain, its proponents believing it to signify lasting happiness and adoration – key principles of aestheticism. The movement embodied the principle of Art for Art's sake, and focused on beauty and harmony in its purest visual form.

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    Width Height Depth
    24 38"
    62 cms
    27"
    68.5 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15724

    A large and finely carved 19th century Italian marble lidded urn, decorated with trailing grape vines and and dramatic handles, modelled as grinning and horned satyrs. The body of the urn is carved with two cartouches, one depicting a nymph bathing in a pool whilst a satyr observes, hidden by bullrushes. The other depicts an a satyr and a goat in an amorous and playful embrace. After the antique.

    Italian, c.1850.

    Could be situated in a sheltered spot in a garden or courtyard, but equally suited to an interior setting.

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    Width Height Depth
    28"
    71 cms
    40"
    101.5 cms
    19 1116"
    50 cms

    Listed Price: £14,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15638

    A pair of high backed 17th century Carolean chairs, with a carved arched crest back, which is repeated in the arched front stretcher, and a solid panelled back framed by turned rails and supported on turned legs. Solid boarded recessed seats. Rich dark patination and in lovely original condition.
    English, Charles II, c.1670.

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    Width Height Depth
    19 18"
    48.5 cms
    50 38"
    128 cms
    15 58"
    39.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15598

    An 18th century bronze sundial, the dial plate inscribed Bywater Dawson & Co. Liverpool, on a substantial 19th century cast iron base, mounted on a millstone.
    English, 18th century with 19th century base.

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    Width Height Depth
    without stone base 12 58"
    32 cms
    53 18"
    135 cms
    12 58"
    32 cms
    with stone base 19 1116"
    50 cms
    61"
    155 cms

    Listed Price: £2,600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15302

    An unusual 19th century cast iron fire basket of exceptional quality with applied armorials and a Latin motto which reads LUX TUA VIA MEA, or Thy Light is My Way. This motto is associated with the Blount family, and this fire basket was acquired from Mawley Hall in Shropshire, their family seat. Likely to have been made on the estate.
    English, c.1870.

    Provenance: Mawley Hall, Shropshire.

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    Width Height Depth
    35 1316"
    91 cms
    37"
    94 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms

    Listed Price: £5,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15640

    A grand 19th century French giltwood and gesso wall mirror or overmantel mirror in the Louis XVI style. The mirror is surmounted by a floral garland and crossed quiver and torch, either side of which are mounted flaming urns. The central mirror plate is bordered by 4 marginal plates for added decorative value. A beautiful mirror that would work as either a wall or an overmantel mirror.
    French, c.1860.

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    Width Height
    37"
    94 cms
    65"
    165 cms
  • Stock: 14318

    A gorgeous Jeckyll Aesthetic movement fireplace insert, the iron cast with Japanese inspired prunus blossom and butterfly motifs and the handpainted blue and white tiles decorated with flowers and foliage.
    English, c.1870 and manufactured by Barnard, Bishop and Barnard.

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    width height depth
    35"
    89 cms
    37"
    94 cms
    2 58"
    6.6 cms
  • Stock: 15555

    A pair of late Victorian display cabinets, ebonised and chequer inlaid with amboyna and purplewood, in the Aesthetic Movement style. Each cabinet has running gilt brass mounts, a baluster gallery above a pair of glazed doors enclosing two adjustable shelves, over a bevelled mirror inset back panel and ring turned front columns, with a chevron inlaid frieze below, above a pair of glazed doors enclosing two shelves each.

    Provenance:
    By family repute the cabinets were made by the great grandfather of the previous owner. His surname was Savigear and evidently he executed them whilst he was working for the Soho based cabinet making firm of Frauer and Sons, most likely during the 1890s. Frederick Frauer appears listed as a cabinet maker located on 46 Greek Street, Soho, in the Dictionary of British and Irish Furniture Makers, 1500-1914.

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    Width Height Depth
    36 316"
    92 cms
    88 316"
    224 cms
    15 38"
    39 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15660

    A 19th century cast iron fire basket in the Baronial style, fronted by an imposing pair of monopodia wolfound andirons with rings in their mouths. The grate is further embellished with tie baton bars and a decorative backplate surmounted by three pronged finials.
    English, c.1870.

    A similar grate can be seen at Charles Dickens' Eastgate House, Rochester, Kent.

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    Width Height Depth
    24 1316"
    63 cms
    30 78"
    78.5 cms
    14 1316"
    37.5 cms
  • Stock: 15482

    Abadeh carpet of large size, with flowerhead motifs on red ground, bordered by blue corners and a generous cream border, all profusely decorated with geometric and floral designs. Iranian, c.1950

    Notes: Abadeh carpets were made in Abadeh, south Iran. They are easily recognised by their hexagonal central decoration with a red ground, bordered by blue corners. The ground of the border is oftem white, as are the four medallons in the corner.

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    Length Width
    117 14"
    298 cms
    79 12"
    202 cms

    Listed Price: £900 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15677

    A monumental Victorian arch fireplace in dramatically veined Portoro marble. Striking in its simplicity, the fireplace is centered by a keystone and the arch is framed by two boldly carved spandrels.
    English, c.1860.

    Notes: Varieties of Portoro Marble have been found in different parts of the world but the marble used to make this chimneypiece is of the highest quality and could only have come from the quarries on the Island of Palmaria, in the Gulf of La Spezia, Italy. This marble was discovered and first extracted in Roman times and is rightly regarded worldwide as a luxury marble because of it's quality and the distinctive black and gold veining.

    Width Height Depth
    External 81 18"
    206 cms
    50 316"
    127.6 cms
    15 316"
    38.5 cms
    Internal 36 1316"
    93.5 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms

    Listed Price: £18,000 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15701

    An elegant antique Louis XIV fireplace in Rosso Verona marble, which has a beautifully mottled appearance. The fireplace is of the French Baroque style, with a rounded moulded opening and simply carved spandrels.
    French, mid-19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 59 38"
    151 cms
    39 1316"
    101 cms
    15 38"
    39 cms
    Internal 44 12"
    113 cms
    31 1116"
    80.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15672

    A Victorian chimneypiece carved from a boldly veined rouge royale marble; the wide plain shelf is supported by two finely moulded corbels which frame the plain frieze and blank tablet.
    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65"
    165 cms
    47 316"
    120 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms
    Internal 36 1316"
    93.5 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15634

    A fine Persian Isfahan carpet with an intricate floral and foliate design on a warm terracotta ground.
    Iranian, c.1950

    The city of Isfahan is one of the finest in the Islamic world known for its wonderful Persian architecture. The carpets, woven here for centuries, are perhaps the best and most valuable to be found and are often inspired by the designs found in the buildings, gardens and palaces in this beautiful city. Persian, circa 1956.

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    Length Width
    78 1116"
    200 cms
    52 1316"
    134 cms

    Listed Price: £950 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15614

    An unusual French brass chandelier topped by an urn finial from which the chandelier hangs, beneath which four ornate rods support the beautiful bowl, cast with floral and foliate design and strung with graduating rows glittering crystal beads.
    French, c.1900.

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    Diameter Drop
    13"
    33 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15670

    A small antique pompadour fireplace carved in Rouge Royale marble.
    French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 56 1116"
    144 cms
    48 14"
    122.6 cms
    13 316"
    33.5 cms
    Internal 39"
    99 cms
    35 58"
    90.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15626

    A magnificent Aesthetic Movement mantel clock, with an ebonised mahogany case and an exquisitely painted dial. The case embodies the style of the Aesthetic Movement , with an arched and turned gallery, surmounted by two turned ball finials, with a dentil moulding below. Supporting the finials are two turned spindle pilasters framing the dial.
    The blue and white hand-painted and glazed porcelain dial depicts allegories of night and day within a floral and foliate design, Night appearing as a women in sleep with a bat flying above her, and Day, gazing up at a swift as it swoops past. The chapter ring takes the form of a sunflower, each petal frames a number. The simple brass hands are fixed within the centre of another sunflower. The movement is a twin-train eight day movement, strikes on the hour and half hour and runs well.

    Attributed to Lewis Foreman Day for the retailers, Howell, James & Co of Regent Street, London.

    Width Height Depth
    10 38"
    26.5 cms
    19 18"
    48.5 cms
    7 14"
    18.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15707

    An elegant and finely moulded bolection fireplace carved from a warm grey marble, with pale coral and crystalline veining.
    English, 20th century.

    Width Height Depth
    External 71 316"
    180.8 cms
    53 12"
    136 cms
    3 1116"
    9.5 cms
    Internal 53 78"
    136.8 cms
    44 14"
    112.5 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15674

    A small and elegant French Pompadour fireplace, with a moulded serpentine shelf resting on a serpentine frieze, which is framed by paneled canted endblocks and jambs.
    French, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 45 14"
    115 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms
    13 1316"
    35 cms
    Internal 30 78"
    78.5 cms
    32 1116"
    83 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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