Antique ivory chess set and board; the hinged folding board having foliate decorative inlay, complete with antique carved, stained ivory pieces, king and queen approx 7.5 cms h, the board measures approx 42 x 42 cms, with letter of provenance. Transcript: My (Dear) Rev'd William Parkes - your having lately adopted chess as one of your recreations I have much pleasure in proposing for your acceptance ...
C. Wheatstone 19th century rosewood concertina, pierced hexagonal ends with forty-eight keys, leather and paper bellows, paper number 20784, contained in the original box, believed to be one of four made in February 1888, mahogany case. (vgc)
Three card cases, including two mother of pearl and one tortoiseshell, approx 8 x 10 cms; 8 x 10.5 cms and 7 x 11 cms respectively together with two Indian cigarette cases, one ebony snuff box, a olive wood box marked Jerusalem and one other. (8)
A Victorian coromandel wood lap desk top writing box; the box approx 36 x 24 x 15 cms (closed). The curved edges brass bound, the top and front with two broad brass bands. The bold brass cartouche and escutcheon lined out with fine brass stringing. The interior complete with two secret drawers and two brass topped ink bottles with original 'L' shaped hinges and Braman lock and key, English C1840.
Art Nouveau tobacco jar, cylindrical rosewood body inlaid with brass naturalistic silhouette to the body, supported on three stylised feet, the cover having further inlay with wrought brass handle, impressed marks to base Fisher 189 Strand, approx 12 cms h x 9.5 cms d.
Vintage VEF Minox spy camera nr 4032, inscribed to verso VEF Minox Riga and Made in Latvia, silvered finish in the original leather case and box together with a Minox light meter in the original leather pouch. (2)
Vintage cameras, including a Zeiss Ikon Contessa camera with a Zeiss Opton nr 796069, Kodak circa 1940's portable folding camera with 105mm Anastigmat lens, Rondo Traveller 8mm cine camera in the original case. (3)
A vintage English triple hip flask, the hide cylinder zips open to reveal three glass and chrome topped flasks, each flask measures approx 17 cms h (af) together with a quantity of vintage riding crops, four with stag-horn handles and three plaited leather, a vintage collapsible landing net and two umbrellas.
Fourteen vintage bevel edge chisels; the chisels having wooden handles with brass ring, some by J.B. Addis & Sons, Sheffield andÂ Herring Bros., London amongst others together with two vintage wood-carved bellows, approx 93 cms l and 35 cms and an Old Fulham pottery ceramic bed warmer.
18th century Lanrick napkins marked 1738,Â the fine handmade linen napkins measure approx 98 x 80 cms each, the napkins are believed to have been buried in a well to preserve them during the 1745 Jacobite rebellion known as the 45, together with a very fine lace fan with mother of pearl sticks. (af)Â Note: Originally from the family of Haldane of Lanrick marked 1738.
A vintage glass fish tank; standing on a composite support depicting two young boys admiring the tank from a bridge, the tank approx 26 x 18 x 18 cms, the supporting bridge approx 41 x 18 x 50 cms h. (af)
A pair of fireside leather martindales, the first comprising seven horse brasses and the other nine horse brasses, approx 71 cms l, together with a wall-mounted brass dinner gong modelled as a Viking ship complete with strike. (3)
Antique Spinning Wheel. The upright treadle-driven spinning wheel of traditional design, the fly wheel approx 40 cms with turned supports, having bone adjustment knobs, supported on a triangular base approx 47 cms w, the height approx 87 cms h. Name plate Marie Kieters dated 1812. Originally purchased in the South of France. (af)
A vintage lady's hat box; the box approx 36 dia x 24 cms h, has two inner pockets and contains a pink furry beret approx 24 cms dia, a beige beret approx 22 cms dia, a cream and navy blue feather hat approx 23 cms dia and a black and cream feather hat approx 23 cms dia. (af) (5)
Early 19th century French beadwork bag; the bag having the original tassel together with a Medaille d' Honneur (medallion) Offert par La Chambre Syndicate Nationale du Motorcycle, in the original presentation box. (2) Purchased from a private collection from a castle in Brittany.
A vintage EnglishÂ Witney teddy bear; C1950's; jointed limbs, approx 79 cms l. (af), together with two New Zealand made Robin Rive Golly Dolls, one dressed as a girl, the other a boy, approx 43 cms l. (3)