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homewilkinson's auctioneers period oak, treen and folk art, day 1



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This sale was held on Saturday 27th November 2021 at 11:00am

A Pair of Delightful 18th Century Polychromed Pine Carvings of a Lady & Gentleman. The lady crowned with roses, holding a basket of flowers in one hand and offering an apple with the other. Her companion dressed in a tricorn hat, frock coat, waistcoat and brecches, carrying a piglet on his shoulder, 8¼'' (21 cm) in height.

£200 - £300

A Primitive 19th Century Folk Art Elm Lidded Jar. The front painted with image of a lady in front of a house, and a roundel with the letter 'P' and date 1856. The bell-shaped lid surmounted by a ball finial, 8'' (20 cm) in height.*

£100 - £200

A Delightful 18th Century Painted Folk Art Box, possibly American. The rectangular lid decorated with a bouquet of flowers on a black back ground; the front with a heart cascading tulips and flowers, opening to reveal a dressing mirror within on a sliding strut support, 4'' (10 cm) high, 7'' (18 cm) wide, 9'' (23 cm) deep.

£150 - £200

A Charming 19th Century Dutch Painted Folk Art Hindeloopen Table. The oval top painted with a delightful scene depicting figures and a canal, with a lock-keeper's house, dated 1703 to one side, and a 'veghtover' house with it's hexagonal spire-topped outhouse to the other, framed within a raised border. The stand composed of an A-frame and pivoting gate all intricately painted with a mass of scrolling...

£2,000 - £4,000

A Good Late 19th/Early 20th Century Carved & Painted Wooden Decoy Pigeon with glass eyes, on a stand, 9¼'' (23.5 cm) high, 14'' (35.5 cm).*

£200 - £400

A Superb 19th Century Folk Art Carved & Painted Wooden Sailor & Cannon. The naively carved figure wearing a sailor's hat and holding a baton, stood alongside the cannon on carriage with wheels, 10'' (25.5 cm) high, the base 5½'' x 6'' (14 cm x 15 cm).*

£600 - £800

A Fabulous & Rare 19th Century Sailor-carved & Painted Figure of a Black Gentleman depicted with articulated arms, wearing a top-hat and standing on original but separate carved wooden plinth. The plinth having a sliding cover secured by a miniature brass anchor, and enclosing a hollowed recess beneath. The recess containing a card hand written by the carver; William Barnes, Portsmouth, Hants, in...

£1,000 - £1,500

A Small Early 19th Century Treen Folk Art Lever Action Nut Cracker carved in the form of a man's head with hinged jaw, incised detailing to the hair and beard, on a tapering stop fluted handle with scroll end, 5¼'' (13.5 cm) in length.

£200 - £400

A Late 17th/Early 18th Century Folk Art Treen Nut Cracker naively carved in the form of a head with a flat face and hinged jaw forming the lever action cracker, the front inscribed Geoe. Hom, 6½'' (16.5 cm) in length.

£300 - £500

A Delightful Late 19th Century Miniature Model of an early 17th century credence table. The fold-over demi-lune top on butterfly hinges above a carved frieze of arabesque strap-work adorned with oval bosses and facetted 'jewel' appliqués, standing on three turned columnar legs pegged with bowed front and plain back stretchers, 4'' (10 cm) high, 5½'' (14 cm) wide.

£180 - £260

A Late 17th/Early 18th Century Folk Art Treen Nut Cracker naively carved in the form of a head with a flat face, stylised hair and a hinged lever action jaw. Decorated with residual red paintwork. and incised with initials W and M to the sides, 6'' (15 cm) in length.

£300 - £500

A Fine Late 17th/Early 18th Century Turned Birchwood Tankard. The slightly domed lid with turned finial on a brass mounted hinges attached to an S-scroll handle. The cylindrical body raised on three ball turned feet, 7'' (18 cm) high.

£500 - £600

A 19th Century Treen 'Betty Lamp' carved from fruitwood with a hinged burr figured lid, 7'' (18 cm) in length.

£100 - £200

A 19th Century Turned Treen Cup with conical bowl on a round low pedestal foot, 4¾'' (12 cm) high.

£100 - £150

A Vintage Turned Treen Pot/Dredger. The moulded lid pierced with casting holes to the centre, 6'' (15 cm) in height.

£50 - £80

A Vintage Treen Folk Art Cuckoo Whistle surmounted by a carved cuckoo with painted plumage, 6'' (15 cm) in length.

£80 - £160

A Pair of Delightful 19th/Early 20th Century Folk Art Wooden Pigeons. Each carved and painted, with incised details, depicted perched on a rectangular wooden plinth emblazoned with animal & human heads, and initialed FP cartouches,10½'' (27 cm) high [including base].*

£300 - £500

A Fabulous 19th Century Architectural Model of a House worked in intricate detail, with tiled roof, windows, front porch and rear extension, 9'' (23 cm) high, 8'' (20 cm) wide, 8'' (20 cm) deep.*

£600 - £800

A Fine Early 19th century Carved & Painted Treen 'Ship of the Line' Snuff Box with hinged lid, 4½'' (11.5 cm) in length.*

£150 - £250

An Early 19th Century Turned Sycamore Two-tier Spice Tower. The round stacking containers with printed paper labels inscribed 'Nutmeg' and 'Ginger'. The slightly domed lid with hand tinted print depicting ''The Parade, Tunbridge Wells'', 3¾'' (9.5 cm) high, 2'' (5 cm) in diameter.*

£100 - £200

A Delightful 19th Century Folk Art Treen Knitting Sheath with penwork decoration. The square section needle holder with four small corner finials surrounding the needle hole, decorated with potted plants to the front and side, and a fish to the back; the curved blade engraved with a mother, nanny and little boy to one side and a man, dog and rabbit to the reverse, 8½ in (21.5 cm) in length.

£100 - £200

A Charming Early 19th Century Horn Beaker engraved with horse, hounds and huntsmen careering through a landscape spiralling around the sides. The horse and other areas picked out with brown stain. The name IoN PICK scratch carved below the rim, 4'' (10.5 cm) high.

£80 - £120

A Delightful 18th/Early 19th Century Ash & Elm Miniature Country Ladder-back Chair with original rush seat, 10'' (25.5 cm) high, 5¼'' (13.5 cm) wide, 4¾'' (12 cm) deep.*

£100 - £200

A 19th Century Folk Art Walking Stick. The knobly shaft carved with various animals and writhing serpents, with a band of four protuberant heads to the middle and the busts of a man & woman to the top. The attached handle carved in the form of an ankle boot. 35'' (39 cm) in length.

£200 - £300

An Edwardian Silver-banded Ebonised Walking Stick with articulated Monkey's head handle. The richly-patinated boxwood head depicted with bead inset eyes, wearing a tasselled cap with a push button to the back opening the hinged jaw to reveal a pink stained tongue. The silver ferrule hallmarked Birmingham 1905. 35½'' (90 cm) in length.

£300 - £400

A 19th Century Malacca Walking Stick with a carved & ebonised handle in the form of a seal's head inset with bone teeth and eyes, and having a decorative silver collar embossed with scrolling foliage around a monogramed cartouche, and stamped with hallmarks for London 1893, 34¼'' (87 cm) in length.

£200 - £400

A Folk Art Walking Stick. The knobbly shaft with residual ebonising and a carved handle in the form of a hand clasping a Hamilton torpedo bottle, 38½'' (98 cm) in length.

£200 - £300

A 19th Century Carved Fruitwood Snuff Box in the form of a lady's boot laced with copper wire and having a ring handle to the lid, 4½'' (11.5 cm) high *

£80 - £120

A Small 19th Century Chip Carved Treen Snuff Box in the form of a shoe with bone lozenge inlay to the hinged lid, 3'' (9.5 cm) in length.

£80 - £120

A George III Pressed Horn Snuff Box of rectangular from. The hinged lid decorated with an eagle and three figures, ¾'' (2 cm) high,, 3¼'' (8.5 cm) wide, 2'' (5 cm) deep.

£40 - £60

A 19th Century Oak Snuff Box in the form of a Book. The spine ornamented with gilt brass medallions inscribed ''Ironbridge'' and ''1810''. The covers with recessed fielded panels; one incorporating a sliding lid. The 'page edge' sides enhanced with gilding. 3¾'' x 2¾'' x ¾'' (9.5 cm x 7 cm x 2 cm).*

£200 - £400

A Georgian Mahogany Spice Box enclosing four compartments. The through dove-tail jointed rectangular box with sliding lid decorated with turned roundels , 2¼'' (6 cm) high, 6½'' x 3¾'' (16.5 cm x 9.5 cm).*

£100 - £150

A 18th/Early 19th Century Primitive Carved Boxwood Scatological Snuff Box carved in the form of a bare-bottomed Pierrot with inset bead eyes wearing a cap and ruff collar depicted squatting with a hinged lid to his back, 4'' (10 cm) in height.*

£300 - £500

A Delightful Early 19th Century Boxwood Snuff Box carved in the form of a bridled and saddled horse. The saddle, rump and tail forming a sliding lid, 2¼'' (5.5 cm) high, 3½'' (9 cm) long, 1¼'' (30 cm) wide.*

£200 - £400

A Late 19th/Early 20th Century English Mahogany, Brass & Steel Novelty Snuff Box in the form of a carpenter's plane. The handle hinged to the base and dropping to release the pivoting lid, with a beaded metal boss adorning the front, 2¾'' (7 cm) high, 4½'' (11.5 cm) in length, 1¼'' (3 cm) wide.*

£150 - £250

A Late 19th/Early 20th Century Mahogany & Ebony Snuff Box in the form of a carpenter's plane, with carved treen snuff spoon. The upswept end section sliding out from a dove-tailed rebate to release the sliding lid, 3'' (7.5 cm) high, 5¼'' (13.5 cm) in length, 1½'' (4 cm) wide.*

£100 - £200

A Good Late 18th Century Ash & Steel Tinder Pistol or 'Strike-a-Light'. The steel engraved with trailing leaves, the cord tinder compartment stamped with maker's name; 'WOOLLER', 8'' (20 cm) in length.*

£200 - £400

A Pair of 18th Century Sprung Steel Ember Tongs. The nips fashioned in the form of human hands, 16½'' (42 cm) in length.

£30 - £60

A Fine Quality Early 18th Century Continental Fruitwood Snuff Rasp. The end fitted with a box compartment having a hinged lid with a recessed square panel bordered by a decorative band of intricate brass inlay, 8'' (20 cm) in length, 2½'' (6 cm) wide.*

£600 - £800

A Rare 17th Century Elm Cased Pocket Mirror with primitively chased initials 'W W' to the underside. The mirror glass with attractive degraded silvering, enclosed by a pivoting lid, 5½'' x 3'' (14 cm x 7.5 cm).*

£100 - £200

A 19th Century Turned Oak Tobacco Jar. The straight sided body with moulded edges standing on a ring-moulded stem and round foot. The lid peaked up to the centre and surmounted by an acorn finial, 11'' (28 cm) high.

£180 - £220

A Substantial, Early Treen Suspension Chain believed to be for ecclesiastical use and of Herefordshire origin. The chain carved from a single piece of timber and composed of five interlinked twin loop sections waisted with blade turning and threaded onto a single link component bearing a lobed cruciform platform secured by a wedged through-tenon. 39'' (99 cm) in length.

£600 - £800

A Fine 19th Century Lidded Pedestal Spice Jar incorporating an integral ring encircling the stem, carved from the same single piece of timber as the jar. The lid swept up to a peak in the centre and surmounted by a finial knop, 8½'' (21.5 cm) in height.*

£100 - £200

A Fine 18th Century Turned Fruitwood Pedestal Spice Jar & Cover. The cover surmounted by a ball finial, 9½'' (24 cm) in height.*

£100 - £250

A Rare Charles II Sycamore three part Mortar Grinder of deep rich colour and patination, 10½'' (27 cm) overall height. *

£300 - £500

A Rare Charles II Laburnum Two-Piece Mortar Grater, 9¾'' (24 cm) in height.*

£300 - £500

A Late 19th Century Turned Beechwood Pepper Pot with residual ebony stain. The screw threaded top pierced with casting holes and surmounted by a finial knop. The urn shaped vessel on a pedestal foot, 5¾'' (14.5 cm) in height.

£50 - £80

A Small 18th Century Turned Beechwood Matching Pestle & Mortar with incised ring decoration to both. The pestle 5½'' (14 cm) in length, the mortar 4¼'' (11 cm) high, 3'' (7.5 cm) in diameter.*

£100 - £200


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