A Very Fine English Quaker Band Sampler dated 1695 by Elizabeth Phippard worked in bright floss silks on a linen ground, and remaining in almost pristine condition. The thirteen bands varying in size and incorporating large stylised roses/pansies, with a band displaying two boxer figures dressed in striped, buttoned tunic with striped breeches and hose, bearing floral gifts. [Elizabeth was born to Quakers John & Dorothy Phippard (nee Toms) Olaves, Southwark, London on 27th November 1681, and die
A Fabulous 16th Century Brabant Carving of 'Anna-te-Drieën', depicting St Anne seated with book in her lap and a bunch of grapes symbolizing the blood of Christ in her hand, The Virgin Mary stood along side her holding the curly haired Christ Child, 32'' (82 cm) in height.
A Fabulous Quality 16th Century French Walnut Dressoir attributed to Huges Sambin (1520-1601). The piece lavishly carved in elaborate detail with allegories & figures. The upper cupboard section having two panel doors depicting figural scenes featuring Diana the Huntress; the panel surrounds enriched with opulent scrolls of husk flowers harbouring insects and small reptiles amongst the undulating stems, and incorporating birds feasting on fruit cascading from baskets to the top, flanked by satyr
An Impressive 17th Century Style Oak Full Tester Bed enriched with carving and inlaid with parquetry. The tester having a dentil moulded edge and composed of three rows of four panels; each centred by a parquetry star within a moulded roundel. The head board elaborately decorated with three arcaded panels to the top carved with guilloche bands and inlaid with interlaced geometric knots of chequered strapwork; the stiles flanked by pierced 'ear-pieces' carved in the form of mythical beast-headed
A Fabulous 16th Century Carved Oak Cupboard. The piece profusely decorated with Gothic carving and having a moulded cornice above a pair of upper doors flanking a centre panel, over two frieze drawers and a large central lower cupboard door flanked by pairs of pierced side panels. The panels enriched with elaborately scrolling foliage around armorial crests; the top centre panel carved with a Gothic tracery arch with a niche containing statuette of a female saint. The panelled sides carved with
A 16th Century Westphalian Oak Stollentruhe or Coffer, bound in studded iron straps with decorative petaled roundel terminals. The lid with an iron hasp meeting the ornamental lock-plate decorated with fleur-de-lys roundels either side and pierced quatrefoil motifs to the corners. Standing on broad stile supports 33'' (84 cm) high, 67½'' (172 cm) wide, 26'' (66 cm) deep.
A Late 17th/Early 18th Century Verdure Tapestry depicting an ornamental landscape with a couple to one side, peacock & hen to the other, holly hocks and flowering shrubs to the foreground with distant chateau & grounds viewed beyond the leafy trees. Framed in a border of flowers, fruit and foliage. 93'' x 141'' (236 cm x 358 cm).
A Rare Late 17th Century Joined Elm Lambing Chair. The fielded panel back and splayed wing sides surmounted by a boldly carved cresting rail of broken S-scrolls enriched with stylised foliage; the uprights surmounted by voluted lobe-cut finials. The arms having scroll terminals and enclosed panel sides leading down to a planked seat above a side opening drawer on turned legs united by a pierced scroll-crested front rail and turned stretchers to the sides and rear, 45'' (114.5 cm) high, 23½'' (59
A 17th Century Style Carved Oak Full Tester Bed. The tester having moulded canopy rails adorned with leafy carved appliqués, and composed of twenty panels set in five rows. The lavishly carved head board ornamented with leafy strap-work, adorned with angel head corbels and a grimacing face mask to the centre, above two recessed arcaded panels framing quatrefoil appliques emblazoned with face masks. The frame's uprights appliqued with caryatids. The four plain base panels with S-scroll carving to
A Pair of Malines Alabaster Reliefs, Circa 1600 finely carved with figural allegories and enriched with gilt embellishments. One signed with initials for Jan or Hans Verbeke, depicting Dido receiving Aeneas and Cupid disguised as Ascanius. The other depicting the Resurrection of Jesus. 5'' x 4'' (13 cm x 10 cm). Set in gilt frames adorned with intricate strap-work decoration 9'' x 8'' (23 cm x 20 cm).
Studio of Jean Baptiste Monnoyer (1636 -1699). A Large and Impressive 17th Century Oil on Canvas: Still life composition of an opulent display of fruit and flowers cascading down a stepped classical stone structure surmounted by an urn, with a monkey to one side and a parrot to the other, 54½'' x 50'' (154 cm x 127 cm). Contained within a fine 17th century carved giltwood frame 67'' x 56½'' (170 cm x 144 cm).
A Pair of 16th Century Netherlandish Polychromed Wood Carvings of a Male & Female Figures with downcast eyes wearing a long cloaks draped over tunics. The male figure depicted with curly outswept hair, 34½'' (88 cm) in height. The female with wimple (A/F) 35'' (89 cm) in height.
After Sir Godfrey Knellor (1646-1723). A Large Late 17th Century Oil on Canvas: Portrait of William III standing dressed in armour 'alla romana' draped with a red cloak with gold clasp at his shoulder, one hand on his hip and the other holding a baton. The royal subject posed before a curtain with sky in distance, 50'' x 40'' (127 cm x 102 cm). Set in a decorative carved & gilded frame with attribution plaque inscribed 'WILLIAM III By Sir Godfrey Knellor BART 1645-1725' , 60½'' x 50¾'' (154 cm x
Circle of Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) A Fine Oil on Canvas: three-quarter length portrait of King Charles II dressed 'alla romana' sat turned to the left with his eye fixed on the viewer; his right hand resting on a baton with his left on his hip. The royal subject posed before a draped curtain with a fluted stone column to one side and glimpse of the sky beyond, 48'' x 39'' (122 cm x 99 cm). Set in a moulded ebonised frame 52¾'' x 43½'' (134 cm x 110 cm). [very similar to a portrait in The Natio
A Fine 17th Century Joined Oak Credence Table, Circa 1620. The generously sized twin-leaf demi-lune top on iron butterfly hinges folding out to form a near circular surface with a plain gate to the rear swinging out as support. The canted base carved with sunken jewel-work to the frieze and incorporating a drawer to the centre above arcaded apron pieces with scalloped edging, carved with strap-work and adorned with turned pendant finials. The divides ornamented with split spindle appliqués above
A Fabulous Late 15th/Early 16th Century Boldly Carved Oak Interior Pillar. The piece of square section carved on three sides from heartwood with raised foliate lappets to the capital above a central face mask of Christ and devil masks either side, over arched corner niches displaying a Jester to one side and St Roche with dog to the other. The niched ogee arched base with traces of residual polychrome to the underside. 58¾'' (149 cm) high,16'' (41 cm) wide, 13'' (33 cm) deep.
Studio of Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1710). A Fine 17th Century Oil on Canvas: Three-quarter Length Portrait of a Lady sat holding a peach. The subject with luminescent skin and dark curly hair swept over one shoulder, wearing a gold gown over white blouse swathed in a scarlet-lined blue velvet drape, sat before a tasselled crimson curtain with a fluted stone column and group of peaches on a ledge to one side with landscape beyond, 49'' x 39½'' (125 cm x 100 cm). Set in an elaborate swept gilt
Two 16th Century Oak Retable Carvings with polychrome decoration: One depicting 'The Annunciation' (reflection) with The Virgin knelt at prayer and The Archangel Gabriel bearing a banderole inscirbed 'GRATIA PLENA'. The other depicting 'The Marriage of The Virgin'. Approx 12½'' (32 cm) high, 8'' (20 cm) wide, 8'' (10 cm) deep.
An 18th Century French Aubusson Tapestry woven with a hanging trophy of flowers, fruit and musical instruments to the centre flanked by two oval scenic medallions depicting gatherings of children framed in beaded surrounds, displayed on a lattice work ground of repeated quatrefoils and festooned with garlands of flowers and foliage, framed by a border of entwined ribbon. 79'' x 134'' (200 cm x 340 cm).
A North German Brass Twelve-light Chandelier, 17th Century. The multi-baluster shaft issuing two graduated tiers of slot-on reel-knopped S-scroll branches; the candle cups pierced ejectors and screwing over drip pans. The stem surmounted by a bearded male figure, and terminating with a lion head finial bearing a ring in it's mouth. Drilled for electric with repairs, 19'' (48 cm) in length, 17¼'' (44 cm) wide [Ex Christies].
A Fine 16th Century Renaissance Style Dressoir of canted form, richly carved with allegories to the central door and side panels. The moulded cornice overhanging the cupboard above a frieze drawer of turned columns leading down to a panel backed base. The muntins adorned with carved split spindle appliqués. 60'' (152.5 cm) high, 46½'' (118 cm) wide, 25'' (63.5 cm) deep.
A Fine, Imposing 17th Century Scottish Oak Armorial Wainscot Chair. The panel back emblazoned with the coat of arms of The Macloed Family of Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye in a moulded lozenge with scrolled thistle heads to the corners, below a cross rail carved 'MACLEOD 1645'. The impressive domed cresting rail surmounted by turned finials and carved with a bewigged skull between outswept feathery wings above a scrolled cartouche gouge carved with chi-rho monogram and voluted S-scrolls enhanced
A Late 17th Century Walnut Choir Stall. The two hinged seats rising to reveal simple scrolled misericords, flanked by sweeping, scroll-crested divides. The flat arm-rests with moulded edges and trefoil terminals. The tall panelled back with two arch-topped fielded panels bordered by stepped moulding and carved with leaf & bud spandrels, divided by broad fluted pilasters beneath a moulded top. 88'' (222 cm) high, 58'' (147 cm) wide, 27'' (69 cm) deep.
An Oval 18th Century Oil on Canvas: Head & Shoulders Portrait of a bewigged Gentleman wearing a white cravat and frock coat, 30'' x 24½'' (76 cm x 63 cm), set in an oval frame boldly carved with a garland of flowers, acorns and leaves to the border, 37½'' x 33½'' (95 cm x 85 cm).
A Pair of Exceptional William & Mary Carved Walnut Side Chairs. The caned oval back panels in elaborately pierced & carved frames ornamented with scrolling foliage, surmounted by a 'Boyes & Crowne' cresting rail and flanked by barley-twist uprights with finial surmounts and rosette carving to the tenon blocks. The seats protected by cushioned boards upholstered in terracotta, ochre & cream woven fabric edged with piping, and standing on barley twist legs united by elaborately carved front rails
A Fine George II Burr Walnut Bureau Bookcase. The upper section having a cavetto moulded cornice above two moulded panel doors; the panels having recessed quadrant details to the top corners, bordered by twin-reed moulding and inlaid with feather banding within cross-banded borders. The doors opening to three adjustable bookshelves slotting into side grooves, above three over two shallow drawers fitted with small brass knop handles and divided by reeding, with candle slides below. The base secti
A Charming 18th Century Carved, Painted and partially gilded Figural Wall Bracket/Console. The rectangular ledge having a moulded edge, raised aloft by a pair of curly haired cherubs draped in gilt cloth; their bodies rising from a scrolled wall mount adorned with a fanned motif to the centre and sprays of acanthus to the sides, 17'' (43 cm) high, 13'' (33 cm) wide, 6½'' (16.5 cm) deep.
A 16th Century Westphalian Oak Stollentruhe or Coffer, bound in studded iron straps with decorative repoussé petal-edge roundels to the terminals. The twin plank lid edged in applied moulding enriched with a decorated scalloped rebate. The front having an iron hasp meeting the ornamental lock-plate. Standing on broad stile supports 38½'' (98 cm) high, 66½'' (168 cm) wide, 26'' (66 cm) deep.
A Spanish Iron-Mounted Parcel-Gilt & Polychrome Painted Walnut & Chestnut Vargueño on Taquillón, 17th Century. The upper section mounted with ornamental panels of pierced iron within cast ropetwist borders, painted gold and contrasted against red baize backing, incorporating drop handles, sliding side catches and a decorative hasp and lockplate, with swing handles mounted either side. The profusely decorated interior housing various drawers and compartments. The taquillon base with scallop shell
An Early 18th Century Aubusson Verdure Tapestry woven with birds in a leafy landscape of trees and flowering shrubs to the fore, with chateaux in the distance, framed by a border of undulating flowers and foliage, approx 99'' x 122'' (250 cm x 310 cm). Repaired by GALERIE CHEVALIER & PARSUA.