This massive collection was assembled by my late wife over many years. It contains over 180 individual items including:-
The complete works in 48 volumes by the Trollope Society (originally cost over £1000)
Trollope's dated signature and addressed envelope from Gladstone tipped into front fly-leaves of The Three Clerks
The Complete Trollope Society edition of the short stories in 5 volumes
6 further volumes published by the Society: Trollope’s Thackeray, Clergymen of the Church of England, The New Zealander and Hunting Sketches together with A Guide to Trollope by Winifred and James Gerould, plus Barchester Pilgrimage by Ronald Knox
88x quarterly coppies of the "Trollopian "
10x copies of the "Victoriana"
The Way we Live Now by Anthony Trollope in two volumes; Chapman & Hall, London (1875)
The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope in one volume; Richard Bentley, London (1859)
Single bound edition of the magazines Good Words and Good Cheer in original binding
This is just one of many promotional photos of the stars,when they were stars and behaved like one.An eclectic mixture of scenes from Busby Berkeley films to aforementioned actors. Good quality printing,mounted and framed within impressive gilt and carved frames
Real collectors pieces for the film buffs,enjoy the costumes,enjoy the crazy sets and recall the glamour of the 30’s.Hotel,cinema room,theatre they are waiting for a new home.
These sconces are beautifully fashioned out of solid brass.With,dripping wax effect globe holders they would look great in a pair or as a single piece in an alcove. Would add a little bit of stately home to your own space.
Antique, late 19th Century, solid oak carved and barley twist cherub and crown crested 16th Century design hall / carver armchair / throne chair Gold draylon upholstered seat, back and arm rests Turned bun feet united by bobbin rails to the sides and back Carved jewelled crown pierced fretwork front panel Carved foliate and leafage desings to the legs with bobbin turnings Barley twist arm rest supports with overstuffed seat and arm rests, acanthus leaf scrolled carved arms Barley candy twist supports with carved pineapple finials with foliate carvings Gold draylon upholstered back panel within a foliate and floral scroll, carved crest rail with a pair of Cherubs holding a jewelled crown Beautiful piece of traditional Tudor design carved oak furniture from the Victorian period
A fine theatrical illustration watercolour on artist's paper signed "R.H." and dating circa 1880 - 1900 - approx 7 X 7 inches (17.78 X 17.78cm).
This is a fine English School watercolour dating from the Victorian period.
The theatrical illustration depicts a scene from a play, wonderfully detailed, with the caption "Captain Bobadil - Bobadil …. It is the most fortunate weapon that ever rid on poor gentleman's thigh - Stephen …. I marle whether it be a Toledo or no - Bobadil …. A most perfect Toledo, I assure you, sir" - Ben Johnson.
A fascinating illustration from the late 19th Century Victorian period.
The work is signed "R.H." lower right for "R. Hibbert".
A fine sporting scene watercolour on artist's paper dating circa 1900, framed - approx 21 X 8 inches (53.5 X 20.5cm).
This is a fine English School watercolour dating from the Victorian period.
The sporting scene depicts an unusual trio of watercolours featuring cock fighting, each highlighted with colourful real feathers. The first scene depicts the two birds as they meet, the second depicts them fighting and the third, the victorious winner. A fine sporting image from the late 19th Century Victorian period.
Date: The watercolour probably dates to around 1900.
This is a fabulous quality mid to late 20th Century Art Nouveau inspired solid and veneered satinwood inlaid and carved three door bow front - break-front convex concave bow display cabinet.
An exceptionally good quality piece of furniture standing on solid satinwood carved cabriole legs with acanthus leaf knees and a curved convex and concave satinwood veneered shelf.
Rising above is the satinwood moulded frieze with very stylish floral designs of intertwining inlays. Rising over this are a pair of concave doors with curved glass with stylish Art Nouveau style floral Gothic form glazing bars with solid and veneered door frames.
The cabinet comes complete with working locks and key.
Regency design painted cream / white ground five drawer dressing table Turned tapering gadrooned legs with turned feet Gadrooned pilasters flanking either side of the two deep moulded drawers Drawers retaining their original china knobs Drawers running on metal runners and have oak, ash and cherry linings Arched kneehole to the centre with three frieze drawers flanked by two lower drawers Surmounted by a matched painted top with inset glass Triptych mirror back with original bevelled glass in original frames with reeded pilasters and turned finials Attractive antiqued distressed painted finish Date: 21st Century
A fine bird scene watercolour on artist's paper signed "R. Lesieur" and dating circa mid 20th Century - approx 11 X 18 inches (27.94 X 45.72cm)
This is a fine French Impressionist watercolour dating from the mid c20th period
The bird scene depicts a bright and vibrant study of paraquet birds on a black background, these exotic birds having colourful plumage
The work is signed "R. Lesieur" lower left
Date: The watercolour probably dates to around mid 20th Century Framing: None Condition: There are a few tears and creases to the margin along with some mellowing and foxing, these not affecting the image itself Dimensions: Image Width: 18 inches (45 cm), Height: 11 inches (27 cm)
Early 20th Century solid oak carved Jacobean inspired sideboard / server / dresser Turned bun feet with cup and cover turned legs to the front with moulded rails uniting Plain legs to the rear Split turned decorations to both the legs and uprights between the drawers and cupboards Intertwining scrolling lower rail Carved and castellated panels with circular cabochons and two frieze drawers to the centre Surmounted by a solid oak top with a deep moulded edge and raised gallery back with blind fretwork decorations with decorative scrollwork Pierced fretwork corbels flanking either side of the raised gallery back Drawers have dovetail joints and mahogany linings Behind the right hand door there is a cellarette drawer sectioned for decanters and bottles Behind the left hand door there are two cutlery slides Classic English Oak Jacobean Revival sideboard Date: Circa 1920
Art Deco figured walnut seven drawer writing table desk Cabriole legs of square form with carved scrolled decorations and carved scrolled gadrooned feet Deep moulding of ogee form over with shaped drawers with scrolled bottoms and tops Each pedestal is matched in shape to the flare on the drawers Shell motif decorated centre drawer with shaped top Each of the drawers retains its original classic Chinoiserie design handle with shaped dropper and original escutheon hole and original locks Walnut veneered onto solid mahogany drawer fronts Solid oak drawer linings and drawer bottoms Ogee shoulded top with matched figured walnut veneers Originally a dressing table, having been converted at some period, to this fine writing table desk Exceptionally good quality piece of furniture from the Art Deco period Date: Circa 1920s - 1930s
18th Century design solid oak split turned and carved three drawer dresser base / server / sideboard Three turned legs to the front with bun feet united by a moulded rail Moulded rails returning back to the shaped solid oak rear legs of wavy form Baluster turned legs to the front with antiqued patinated distressing to the rails Decorative carved scrolled spandrels where the legs meet the lower rail of the dresser Carved and split turned spindles along the rails and stiles with oak leaf and floral carvings Geometric moulded drawer fronts and burr walnut veneers with two inset moulded panels with carved turned knobs Two outer drawers having octagonal cross-form panels Two centre drawers having "X" form panels Solid oak linings to the drawers with dovetail joints, original drawer bottoms and backs Decorative moulding rising over and deep overhanging top to both front and sides Date: Circa 1920s
Description: This is a wonderful, original antique Staffordshire Pottery China, 19th Century Victorian period brightly colourful Scottish Highlanders flatback figure. The figure depicts two young ladies standing either side of a rose tree with a bird perched in the centre. The figures have brightly cobal blue glazed dresses, one with a tartan kilt, both wearing feathered hats. A bright and colourful piece of Staffordshire China from the mid to late 19th Century.
Date: 1860 to 1900
Condition: The figure is in good condition for its age, bright of colour, with minor wear to parts of the glazing. The figure appears to have been professionally restored where the heads of the figures appear to have been damaged at some period, around the neck area, but the restoration has been well executed. The figure does have some crazing and old firing cracks, this all adding to the charm and authenticity of the figure.
This is a beautiful, original antique, Medieval Revival / Aesthetic Movement walnut and marquetry inlaid mule chest / coffer / blanket box with origins dating from the 18th Century. The chest stands on a cross-grain moulded bracket foot stile plinth in figured mahogany, with an ogee moulded edge. Rising over this are three beautiful marquetry inlaid drawers set in walnut cross-banding with very decorative fruitwood inlays of arabesque form with brass dropper handles and fabulous Rococo escutcheons. Rising above is a cross-grain walnut moulding to both the top of the drawer base and the base of the plinth with a deep ogee moulding in walnut having classic arabesque form butterfly and bird decorated inlaid panels set in walnut cross-banding and having a beautiful foliate border. There are matched panels to the sides of both the base and the top surmounging which is the cross-grain walnut moulded top with walnut panelling and matched marquetry inlays. The coffer top has a matched Rococo style escutcheon to the three drawers on the base. The coffer itself has an oak base with beautiful walnut mouldings and fruitwood inlays and pine baseboard, the drawers are oak lined. The drawers have hand-cut dovetail joints and solid oak drawer bottoms. A beautiful piece of furniture having the most wonderful character only achieved with age.
This is a very attractive late 17th Century antique English oak baluster turned leg, single frieze drawer side / centre / hall table.
The table stands on turned bun feet, rising over this are the plain stretchers and lovely rich coloured baluster turned legs, having a moulded frieze and the drawer having a very decorative punched and chip carved decoration either side of the moulding and a matched punched decoration in the moulding of dog tooth designs.
The drawer has pine linings and oak side rails, with the drawer runners cut into the side of the drawer frame. The table is surmounted by a solid oak top with cleated ends (which are a later repair). The table has a beautiful rich antique patination.
A lovely original antique country oak table suitable as a hall, side, centre, writing table or desk, of classic joined construction with mortise and tennon joints with dowels.
Large Victorian double fronted mahogany wardrobe with centre mirror. Beautiful fitted interior. Centre section with 4 deep drawers + 3 open trays. Left: Full length hanging space. Right: ¾ height hanging space + deep slide front storage box to take shoes, bags and other paraphernalia.