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Auction House:
Vickers & Hoad Auctioneers
Number of lots recorded:16
Lots with images:13
Prices available:16
*** Important Turkish Shamsir with scabbard of late 17th/early 18th century date, and of Museum quality, 96 cm overall with 80 cm curved blade. The blade of superbly patterned watered steel and is curved in the Turkish style which requires the rear of the scabbard to have an opening at the top: inscribed with a cartouche bearing makers particulars and the date AH182, which is to be read as AH1082 (AD1671). The grip scales are of rhinoceros horn with correct silver brocade wrapping.… ***
*** Important Persian shamshir with scabbard, suspension straps and belt of late 18th century date and of Museum quality, 95 cm overall with 82 cm curved blade. The heavy blade is of superbly patterned watered steel and is curved in the Persian style, the grips scales are of morse (walrus ivory).… ***
*** Rare & impressive elephant tusk, Ex collection of Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) taken by Frederick Courteney Selous, African hunter and Adventurer 1851-1917, His real-life adventures inspired Sir H. Rider Haggard to create the fictional Allan Quatermain character. Selous was also a friend of Theodore Roosevelt, Cecil Rhodes and Frederick Russell Burnham. He was pre-eminent within a select group of big game hunters that included Abel Chapman and Arthur Henry Neumann.… ***
*** Four sterling silver gilt master salts, mark of Paul Storr, London 1808. The gilt bowls supported by three mythical dolphins mounted on a circular platform decorated with leaves and grapes, and resting on three acanthus shaped feet.… *** N/A
*** Important Australian cedar drum table, c1840, the circular top with original tooled brown leather inset with cross banded border, with a thumb nail edge, above four drawers divided by dummy drawers, on a turned column and triform base with bun feet and brass castors, the top rotates, 120 cm dia x 73 cm high. Ex Keith Okey collection Sydney Lot 26 ***
*** Most impressive Vor Singery Paris antique French Louis XVI style, reclining male bronze figural clock, bronze and white marble with ogee fruiting vines to base, has key and pendulum, approx 53 cm high, 72 cm wide, 23 cm deep ***
*** An Antique English 19th century Greek Revival Argand lamp, with six foliate arms, the underside with applied lion mask motifs centred with an acanthus finial & reservoir, now electrified and with modern etched glass tulip form shades English 19th century E… *** N/A
*** Rare pair of antique Liberty & Co of London inlaid display cabinets, each with bow front display sections, floral marquetry to the arched tops, and sides, (2) ***
*** Antique early 19th century Australian cedar four post Queen size bed, the simple wooden tester above four carved bed posts with turning and spiral twisted decoration, the foot board with simple cross banded cedar decoration, surmounted by classical double scroll with central wheat sheaf, the head board with similar panel, raised on turned feet. Provenance: Elvy Stewart 'The Pines' Ingleburn, Keith Okey collection Sydney Lot 185. 224 cm wide x 154 cm deep x 214 cm high ***
*** Impressive antique French 24 light tiered chandelier, comprising scrolling metal arms with three tiers of lights, with candlesticks with spire stoppers, all with applied chains of faceted beads and lustres, approx 140 cm high, 88 cm wide ***
*** Antique mid 19th century Australian cedar press on chest, four drawer base, recessed panel two door top with four pull out slides, all standing on bun turned feet ***
*** Cornelis van Leemputten (1841 -1902) Belgium, Feeding Time, 68 x 57 cm ***
*** Fine pair of antique Chinese famille rose bowls and stands, Tao Kuang 1821-1850 purchased 1976 Nanjing 17.5 cm diameter *** N/A
*** Fine antique 18th century French two door armoire, 237 cm Height x 146 cm w x 61 cm D, circa 1790's ***
*** Unattributed, Antique 18th century English school portrait of a lady and gent, 137 x 155 cm ***
*** 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV (18,000 miles) ***