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Gillows Pollard Oak Davenport

Gillows of Lancaster.

A George IV, ‘Gillows’, pollard oak davenport. The rectangular slope with replaced leather writing surface, and three quarter turned spindle gallery, opening to reveal a pair of real drawers over two dummy drawers enclosing pen & ink drawer opening to the side. The right hand side with three graduated mahogany lined drawers, below twin folio slides, with dummy en verso, the front and back centred by panels, standing on turned and reeded bun feet with concealed castors. Retaining the original Brahmah locks and turned ebony handles to the drawers. Stamped four times to the underside ‘Gillows’.

Circa 1830


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Emile Picault 13me Siècle Archer & ‘Escholier 14me Siècle’

Émile Louis Picault (1833–1915) 13th Century Archer & 14th Century Escholier

A fine pair of late 19th century, French, patinated bronze figures. The figure of the 14th century scholar standing with the Bible tucked under his arm, his left hand holding a lantern, a sword hanging from his waist and standing on a circular naturalistic base with title plaque to front. The 13th Century Archer standing arming his bow, a fletcher of arrows to his back, standing on a naturalistic circular base with title plaque to front.


Circa 1890

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French Directoire Gilt Bronze & Marble Mantel Clock

An early 19th century, French, gilt bronze and marble mantel clock. The carrera marble body containing a circular enamel dial with roman numerals, a figure of Fidelity stands to one side with cupid floating on clouds to the other, his bow and arrows at his feet, between them sits a spaniel. The dial hung with a swag of roses, above a platform base with entwined leafy panels and toupie feet.  Retaining the original mercurial gilding. The eight day movement with silk suspension striking the hour and half hour, via an outside count wheel, on a bell.

Circa 1800


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Antique Louis XVI Blue du Roi Lyre Clock

A fine Louis XVI style, blue du roi and gilt bronze lyre clock. The porcelain body in the form of a lyre, with starburst surmount above an enamel dial painted with floral swags and moving bezel of paste brilliants. The sides mounted with acanthus leaves above an oval stepped base with gilt swags and beading. The eight day movement striking the hour & half hour on a bell.

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Clock Garniture

A late 19th century gilt bronze and carrera marble clock garniture. The circular enamel dial with eight day Vincenti movement and Brocot suspension, striking the hour & half hour on a bell, numbered 1039. The Louis XVI style case with urn surmount, scroll acanthus cast sides, supported by a shaped marble plinth with toupie feet. The twin branch candelabra with pinatum finials above acanthus scroll supports with shaped marble plinths and toupie feet. Original gilding.

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Work Table

A Napoleon III, French, rosewood, mahogany and marquetry inlaid work table, with gilt bronze mounts. The floral inlaid top with serpentine shaped sides, above a single oak lined drawer, each side inlaid with floral scrolls, standing on four slender cabriole legs ending in sabots.

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Antique Gilt Bronze Champleve Clock Garniture

J W Benson Ludgate Hill London
A late 19th century French gilt bronze and champlevé enamel four glass clock garniture. The gilt bronze case with fine champlevé frieze to top and base, the circular dial flanked by similar enamel columns. The eight day movement with brocot suspension striking the hour & half hour on a gong. No 47525
The urns with flame finials above an enamel top with ovoid bodies flanked by cast cherub heads, with a band of champlevé and central cartouche, standing on turned socles with stepped square bases. Original gilding.

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Boulle Clock

Samuel Marti et Cie

Gay Vicarino & Co
A Napoleon III boulle mantel clock. The red tortoiseshell and cut brass inlaid case surmounted by a seated gilded putti, above a glazed door opening to gilt dial with enamel roman numeral tablets, the inside of the rear door finely inlaid. The eight day Samuel Marti movement, numbered 7756, with Brocot suspension, rack striking the hour & half hour on a gong. The whole with gilt bronze mounts, regilded.