Circular Occasional Table c1870
A Victorian mahogany and mahogany veneered occasional table, the top supported on three turned and fluted columns with gadrooned bulbous section, all standing on a triangular base with carved feet.
The underside of the table has an applied label: John Manuel & Son, Manufacturers, Devonshire Cabinet Works, Upholstery, Carpet, Brass & Iron Bedstead warehouse, Sheffield.
Diameter: 20 inches
Height: 32 inches
Mahogany Tea Table c1800
A George III mahogany 'D' shaped tea table with reeded edge moulding.
The tapering legs are of an unusual shape with reeded decoration to the legs and fluted feet.
Width: 36¼ inches
Depth: 18¼ inches closed, 36½ inches open
Height: 29 inches
George Stebbing, Portsmouth c1840
A George IV mahogany marine mercury barometer with thermometer and its original brass gimbals mounting; signed on the silvered register plates Geo,, Stebbing Portsmouth Optician &c to her Majesty.
John Trotter Ltd, Glasgow & Edinburgh c1930
An 8-day barograph in an oak case with chart drawer below.
The barograph is engraved for the retailer John Trotter Ltd 40, Gordon St. Glasgow. 100, George St. Edinburgh.
The barograph is complete with its original glass ink bottle and dipper, and a years supply of charts.
Skeleton Clock, c1850
A good English skeleton clock with passing strike mounted on its original coromandel, rosewood and marble base.
The base has a silver presentation plaque, engraved Presented to the Revd. W. W. Berry from his affectionate friends on his leaving Farnley 27 July 1852.
Farnley is in the borough of Leeds; the 1851 census records a William Berry aged 33 and his wife, daughter and sister, all 4 people being born in Ireland.
Height: 20 inches, including glass dome.
Richard Hornby Liverpool, c1840
A good 2-day marine chronometer in a 3-tier mahogany box, signed on the silvered dial Richd Hornby Liverpool. 793.
This chronometer was owned by Captain Thomas Rankine in the late 19th and early 20th century and used by him on sailing vessels and steamships.
Edward Foster London, c1790
A good mahogany cased bracket clock with alarm, signed on a plaque to the dial centre Edward Foster London.
The twin-fusee 8-day movement has a verge escapement with engraved back plate and strikes the hours on a bell. The 7-inch dial with date, alarm and strike/silent features, has a silvered chapter ring and brass spandrels.
Case height 17 inches including handle.
Drocourt, Paris c1875
A good French giant striking carriage clock by Drocourt, one of the top French carriage clock makers.
The gorge pattern case has been re-gilded.
This clock was retailed in London by D.C. Rait & Sons,Goldsmiths to the Queen. Giant sized French carriage clocks, such as this, are not common and are therefore in demand by collectors.
Height: 10 inches, including handle.
An Engraving of Richard Greens Lichfield Clock, dated 1748
An engraving from the Universal Magazine for August 1748 showing the case and movement of an unusual musical clock with automata.
French Carriage Clock c1875
This is a really pretty French oval striking and repeating carriage clock with four Sèvres style blue porcelain panels each with gilt painted and enamel-jewelled borders.
The clock strikes the hours and sounds the alarm on a gong and has its original platform lever escapement.
Height: 7½ inches with the handle up.
A. Dumas, Paris c1880
This really is a miniature - it is only 3 inches high including the handle in the up position.
This timepiece is smaller than most miniature French carriage clocks. It is an 8-day French carriage timepiece and it has a rectangular enamel dial and a re-gilded corniche case.
The timepiece is stamped on the backplate A. Dumas 543.
William Gabriel, London c1870
A good 2-day marine chronometer in its original 3-tier mahogany box, signed on the silvered dial Gabriel 24. Bishopsgate St. Within. London. No. 101.
The chronometer has subsidiary dials for seconds and state of wind, gold hour and minute hands, and is complete with its original winding key.
Francis Howel, London c1750
A George II, 9¼ inches diameter, bronze horizontal sundial engraved with the maker's name F Howel, London.
Above the maker's name is an engraved monogram. The centre of the dial is also engraved with an 8-point compass rose.
Curta Calculator c1955
A type II Curta calculator, complete with its original metal canister case.
The underside of the Curta is marked System Curt Herzstark Made in Liechtenstein by Contina Ltd Mauren No. 500261.
The calculator is sold with a recent reprint of the Curta instruction manual.
Joseph Windmills, London c1685
A brass lantern clock, by a well respected late 17th century London maker, signed on the engraved dial centre J Windmills London.
The 30-hour, rope driven movement originally had a verge escapement with the pendulum swinging between the trains; it now has an anchor escapement and long pendulum.
Frodsham, London c1974
A high quality reproduction Congreve rolling ball timepiece made by Andrew Fell for E. Dent & Company, London and retailed by Charles Frodsham, London.
This clock is number 036 of a limited edition of 150 examples.
The clock is complete with its original perspex cover with brass corners, and its original winding key.
Tea Table c1825
A George IV mahogany, D shaped tea table with folding top, the latter with reeded edge moulding.
The frieze has a moulded edge and the turned tapering reeded legs terminate in brass capped brass castors.
Width: 35 inches
Depth: 17¼ inches closed, 34½ inches open
Height: 28 inches
Plate 1 from Encyclopédie Méthodique, ou par ordre de Matières published in Paris in 1783
Ouvrages et Outils (Workshop & tools)
A good plate of this well known engraving showing a French horological workshop at the top and tools from the eighteenth century below.
Modern frame and mount.
Thomas Cole, London c1853
A small 30-hour oval strut timepiece, complete with its original travelling case, made by Thomas Cole, London and retailed by C F. Hancock, Bruton Street, London.
The clock has an engraved and silvered dial measuring 3¼ x 2½ inches and blued steel hands, the hour hand of fleur de lys pattern. The dial centre is engraved with a monogram.
Negretti & Zambra, London
An equinoctial sundial, dating from the second half of the 19th century, housed in its original mahogany box and signed on the compass dial Negretti & Zambra London.
The instrument has retained most of its original lacquer.