New Arrivals

Victorian Walnut and Parcel Gilt Screen

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This very handsome and solid Victorian walnut and parcel gilt Gothic 4 part folding screen features a glass top sections with smaller fabric covered panels on the bottom.

Each panel measures 18 in – 45.7 cm in width, for a total of 72 in – 183 cm and measures a height of 60 ¼ in – 153 cm at the highest point with a depth of 1 in – 2.5 cm.

This screen is priced at £1,750.00.

Isle of Wright Seaweed Gatherers by William Shayer Sn. (1787-1879)

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This mid-19th C. painting depicts a small group of seaweed gatherers and their wagon on the Isle of Wright. The painting in total measures 60 ½ in – 153.7 cm wide, 48 ¾ in – 124 cm high with a depth of 3 ¾ in – 9.5 cm, and is signed by the artist in the lower right hand corner.

It is surrounded by a very ornate carved gilt wood frame and priced at £12,500.00.

Shayer was born in Southampton and after spells at Guildford and Chichester had settled permanently in his native city by 1820. He is principally known for his Hampshire landscapes and animal painting and his work is most closely associated with the New Forest, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Sussex and Devon. His work falls into two main categories: woodland scenes, populated with gypsies, animals and cheerful rustics and coastal scenes such as this particular painting based around small boats, sea weed gatherers and fishermen and their families.

The death of Shayer's first wife in 1823 left him with five children to raise and made establishing himself as an artist all the more difficult. He was helped by the establishment of the Society of British Artists (with whom he went on to exhibit 388 works) and the opening of the Hampshire Picture Gallery in Southampton in 1827 and by the end of the decade his career was beginning to flourish. He also exhibited 6 at the Royal Academy between 1820 and 1843, and at the British Institution. He was certainly prolific and examples of his work can be found in many provincial museums. Four of his sons are known to have worked as artists the two most successful being William Joseph Shayer (1811 - 1892) and Henry T. Shayer (1825 - 1894).

George III Colonial Padouk Centre Table With Cross Banding

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This very handsome George III Colonial Padouk tilt top centre table features a cross banded border of satinwood and Coromandel, with an inlaid Rosewood frieze. The table stands on a turned Quadra form base, also with inlay detailing, and decorative brass paw feet on large brass castors.

It has a 50 ½ in – 128 cm diameter and a height of 28 ¾ in – 723 cm.

The table is priced at £3,750.00.

Victorian Brass Oil Lamp

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This beautiful Victorian brass oil lamp is a superb example of the period. The lamp base and body display an intricate and very ornate design of scroll work and piercing. Each side is flanked by a centaur shaped handle, and along with the standard twist knob to raise and lower the wick, this lamp also has a separate twist latch mechanism to raise the top lighting section to adjust the wick and also a cone shaped knob that extinguishes the flame.

The lamp measures 20 in – 51 cm high to the top rim where the glass globes sits and 32 in – 81.3 cm in total height to the top of the glass insert, with a circumference of approximately 25 in – 63.5 cm.

This superb oil lamp is priced at £950.00.

19TH C. French Carved Walnut & Gilt 3 Fold Screen

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This lovely and delicately designed French carved walnut and gilt 3 fold screen is C. 1890 and features the original bevelled glass panels on the top. Each panel has a centrally carved gilt wreath on the top with corner finials and continues with a gilt border around the panels. The bottom two thirds of the panels are covered with a cream and peach coloured diamond patterned silk.

The folding screen measures 58 ½ in – 148.5 cm in full width and 66 ¾ in – 169.5 cm in overall height.

This screen is priced at £1,550.00.

Pair of 19th C. French Ormolu Mermen Table Candelabras

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Pair of 19th C. French Ormolu Mermen Table Candelabras – A very ornate and detailed pair of French ormolu double branch table candelabras in the form of mermen.

The candelabras are stamped with the makers mark and measure 14 in – 35.5 cm wide, 11 ½ in – 29.2 cm high and approximately 6 in – 15 cm deep.

The pair of candelabras are priced at £1,150.00.

20th C. Murano Studio Glass Centerpiece Sculpture

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This lovely 20th C. Murano studio glass centerpiece sculpture is a combination of a brilliant royal blue, warm amber and clear hand blown glass. The piece is triangular in shape, with 3 rounded points and a deeply recessed middle. The glass, aside from several slight scratches that commensurate with the age, it is free from any chips and cracks.

It measures approximately 16 in – 40.5 cm in diameter and from point to point, with an overall height of 4 in – 10 cm, and is Circa 1970.

The price on this Sculpture is £350.00.

Early Victorian Carved Rosewood Sofa

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An outstanding early Victorian carved rosewood sofa upholstered in soft, high quality cream leather. The sofa features a concave front seat and a shaped camel back, with bronze colour studs, resting on brass castors.

The piece measures 65 in – 165 cm wide, 36 in – 91.5 cm deep and 36 ½ in – 92.7 cm high from the back.

This lovely sofa is priced at £5,750.00.

Set of 3 Oil on Canvas Landscapes by Alfred Godchaux

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Godchaux was a French painter, born in 1835, who painted port scenes along the Normandy coastline as well as beaches with fishermen and boats. His mountainous landscapes are of the Pyrenees and the Savoy mountains. Alfred liked big skies and panoramic views in his paintings that are traditional in design. Alfred signed his paintings in a very small and finely handled style sometimes etched into the drying paint so finely, a magnifying glass was required to see them. Emil Godchaux (1860- 1938) is thought to be his son as he worked in a similar style to his father painting similar sized subjects and places in a less defined approach, however, Emil signed his work in a larger, easy to read signature.

This set of 3 paintings from the French countryside is titled ‘From the mountains to the valley, to the sea’ and depicts a spectacular view of each, with very ornate but delicate matching gilt wood frames. Each painting measures 53 in – 134.6 cm wide, 27 ¾ in – 70.5 cm high and 3 in – 7.5 cm deep at the deepest point of the frame.

The price for this superb trio is £9,250.00.

Spanish Lady by Thomas Kent Pelham

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This attractive oil on canvas is titled ‘Spanish Lady’ and was done by Thomas Kent Pelham, a well-known 19th C. British painter. The painting is encased in a very ornate and deep frame, which is original to the piece, and it is signed in the lower left hand corner.

The work measures 23 in – 58.5 cm wide by 27 in – 68.5 cm high overall, with a depth of 4 in – 10 cm. The inside opening measurement of the painting is 11 in – 28 cm wide by 15 in – 38 cm.

This lovely work is priced at £2,400.00.

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