Selections & Collections, Cardiff

Fri 07 September 2018, 10:30 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

Viewing: Thursday 6th September 12pm - 7pm  & Morning of Auction 9am - 10.15am
The Selections & Collections auctions are held quarterly in Cardiff and comprise selected individial items or large collections of items consigned by vendors in Wales and beyond. Entries for this auction can be discussed and entered from our auctioneers based either in the North Wales or South Wales offices. Please call your nearest office to discuss entries for the next Selections & Collections auction in December.
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  • Lot 1

    Lot 1

    EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY STRIPPED PINE PANEL BACK SETTLE, 122 x 38 x 130cms¦Condition: structurally good overall, surface wear, scratches & minor dings as expected, no obvious significant losses.

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    Lot 1

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 2

    Lot 2

    NINETEENTH CENTURY OAK STRAIGHT FRONTED CHEST of two short & three long graduated drawers, raised on bracket-type feet, 151 x 114cms¦Condition: significant stains & marks to top surface along with some gauges to wood, couple of splits to front of drawers & top surface, scuffs & dings on edges as expected, two splits to either side panel, structurally solid.

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    Lot 2

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 3

    Lot 3

    EIGHTEENTH CENTURY OAK DENBIGHSHIRE DRESSER BASE having railback super structure, the projecting top above three drawers, having brass swan-neck handles raised on style-type feet, 196 x 48.5 x 96cms¦Condition: crack / split appearing across top of surface, one or two gauged areas on top surface, many stains & marks also railback has significant loss to back left corner with other chippings in other areas, a little rough around edges on legs & some chips to cock beading around drawer perimeters.

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    Lot 3

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £400.00

  • Lot 4

    Lot 4

    NINETEENTH CENTURY OAK TWO-STAGE DRESSER the cabinet back having three central open shelves, flanked by glazed cupboards above base with single drawer & dog kennel flanked by two blind panelled cupboards, raised on style-type feet, 151 x 41.5 x 190cms¦Condition: stains & marks to surfaces, some dings & dents to edges, some of hooks - possibly not original, splits to wood in dog kennel area, otherwise appears okay.

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    Lot 4

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 5

    Lot 5

    LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY ROSEWOOD MUSIC STAND having turned finial above ratchet design adjustable music stand raised on tapering fluted column above triform design base on bun-type feet, 35 x 38 x 123cms¦Condition: finial is loose & on inspection has been damaged & glued back, adjusting mechanism is working but a little stiff, no significant losses to the music stand, ratchet mechanism working well.

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    Lot 5

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 6

    Lot 6

    GROUP OF EIGHT (2+6) LATE EIGHTEENTH / EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY ELM SPINDLE BACK COUNTRY CHAIRS with H design stretchers raised on turned legs (8)¦Condition: on request

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    Lot 6

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £370.00

  • Lot 7

    Lot 7

    VICTORIAN PAINTED PINE WELSH CHILD`S CHAIR WITH LADDER BACK raised on two turned front legs, 52cms high

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    Lot 7

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £140.00

  • Lot 8

    Lot 8

    MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY FRUIT WOOD FARMHOUSE TABLE with drawers raised on square tapering legs, 198 x 81 x 76cms

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    Lot 8

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £360.00

  • Lot 9

    Lot 9

    LATE SEVENTEENTH / EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BURR WALNUT SECRETAIRE CABINET ON CHEST the blind panelled front revealing fitted interior with an arrangement of pigeon holes, drawers & central cupboard, the inside of the lid having a leather tooled adjustable writing slope, raised above base with two short & two long drawers, all raised on bun-type feet, 110 x 50.5 x 155cms¦Condition: front panel of cupboard has splits in an almost H design, dry in places with splits & chippings to rims, top right part of cornice is loose, veneer bubbling & losses throughout, interior drawer configuration again has splits, adjustable writing slope surface is tired & dry with ratched mechanism behind partially broken (there is a key available).

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    Lot 9

    Guide price
    £3000 - £4000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 10

    Lot 10

    NINETEENTH CENTURY WALNUT TWO-DOOR CHIFFONIER / PIER CABINET the projecting top above floral & scroll inlaid frieze above two glazed cupboards revealing two adjustable shelves, flanked by gilt metal corbels, all raised on a platform-type base with shaped apron, 120 x 33 x 105.5cms¦Condition: some significant scratches to top & stains, glazed doors appear good overall, a little dry in place with some veneer loss, marks & stains to coverings on shelves, some bubbling of veneers & chippings to edges.

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    Lot 10

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 11

    Lot 11

    VICTORIAN WALNUT INLAID DAVENPORT DESK having raised top with brass gallery above two blind panelled doors, revealing fitted interior above sloped desk with leather tooled inset surface revealing fitting drawers, having blind panelled cupboard to base with fitted shelves, having leather tooled titles for songs, dance & general music, raised on ceramic casters, 62 x 57 x 105cms¦Condition: leather surface is in poor condition, gallery top is also slight of position - perhaps replacement, a little dry in areas with some losses to veneer, drawers knob in main compartment is missing, some areas of edging around perimeters is either loose or missing, scuffs & wear commensurate with age.

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    Lot 11

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 12

    Lot 12

    A GEORGE EDWARDS OF LONDON OAK ROLL OVER SNOOKER / DINING TABLE on turned corner supports together with George Edwards scoreboard, (possibly) ivory balls and four cues, size of dining table 208 x 126 x 77cms, size of snooker table 6ft

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    Lot 12

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £1,500.00

  • Lot 13

    Lot 13

    A GEORGIAN-STYLE MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING TABLE on raised cabriole legs with ball & claw feet & casters, together with a set (8+1) splat backed dining chairs, 178 x 104 x 75cms

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    Lot 13

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 14

    Lot 14

    EIGHTEENTH CENTURY MAHOGANY EIGHT-DAY LONG CASE CLOCK the brass face having silvered Roman numerals chapter ring Mark Thomas Speakman, Londini Fecite, having two weights, pendulum & winder ¦Condition: not in current working order, one or two areas of loss to edgings & some chips to bracket feet but overall good considering age.

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    Lot 14

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 15

    Lot 15

    A FINE QUALITY TURN OF THE CENTURY ROSEWOOD & MARQUETRY CABINET SIDEBOARD of architectural form, the base with open platform, centre cabinet, fine marquetry side cabinet & single bow front door, the shelf top with bevelled oval mirror with marquetry surround, 143cms wide x 199cms high

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    Lot 15

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £300.00

  • Lot 16

    Lot 16

    SIMEON STAFFORD oil on canvas - busy beach scene with children playing amongst a carnival atmosphere with buildings & sailboats beyond, signed & dated 2011, 44 x 59cms

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    Lot 16

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 17

    Lot 17

    FRED YATES oil on canvas - colourful landscape entitled verso `Autumn`, signed, 38 x 47cms

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    Lot 17

    Guide price
    £3000 - £4000

    Hammer price £2,100.00

  • Lot 18

    Lot 18

    C & J GREENWOOD coloured map - `Map of the North West Circuit of The Principality of Wales....` with explanation and aspect of `Bangor Cathedral`, 60 x 69cms

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    Lot 18

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £20.00

  • Lot 18A

    Lot 18A

    HENRY WHATLEY watercolour - pleasant village scene with lane, figures & cart bearing harvest, signed, 42 x 74cms (in good antique gilt frame)

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    Lot 18A

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 19

    Lot 19

    ANTIQUE MAP ARGONAUTICA, 17TH CENTURY BY KAERIUS sparsely coloured, framed & glazed¦Condition: fold down centre & one or two other creases, one or two minor foxing spots & minor discolouration but good otherwise, not flat.

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    Lot 19

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 20

    Lot 20

    FRED CARLTON (British 19th Century) oil on canvas - figures walking in a hayfield, signed bottom right, 50 x 74.5cms¦Condition: small tear & one or two repairs, a little dry, in need of a clean

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    Lot 20

    Guide price
    £60 - £100

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 21

    Lot 21

    THOMAS ROSE MILES (1844-1916) oil on canvas - depicting figures on a life boat in rough seas with further boats going down under stormy clouds, signed lower left, 34 x 59.5cms in gilt frame¦Condition: painting appears to have been relined to reverse at some point, no obvious tears or significant damage, cracking to paint as expected, maybe in need of a very light clean, good overall, frame is generally a little grubby, some minor cracks to piercing areas on frame but no significant losses.

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    Lot 21

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £750.00

  • Lot 22

    Lot 22

    SCHOOL OF VAN DER VELDE oil on canvas - Continental harbour scene with warships etc, 46 x 54cms

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    Lot 22

    Guide price
    £800 - £1500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 23

    Lot 23

    THOMAS BUSH HARDY (1842-1897) watercolour - titled `Off Greenwich` depicting sail & other boats with Greenwich in background under cloudy sky, signed lower right & titled, framed & glazed, 51.5 x 69cms¦Condition: there is a tear to the upper left in the sky, one or two minor areas of foxing but generally good overall, small little tear area to bottom centre in the sea, minor nibbles & cracks to frame, minor losses with one or two areas.

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    Lot 23

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £1,500.00

  • Lot 24

    Lot 24

    CHARLES LEAVER (1824-1888) oil on canvas - impressive exhibition quality and formidable sized work entitled `Winter, Stratford on Avon` with artist`s name to the fine gilt frame, shows two huntsmen in snow on the river bank with Holy Trinity Church (burial place of William Shakespeare), flock of migrating birds, smoking chimneys from distant cottages, 87 x 133cms

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    Lot 24

    Guide price
    £2000 - £3000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 25

    Lot 25

    COLIN SIMMONDS (b. 1940) oil on canvas - woodland & stream, titled `Dowles Brook`, signed lower left, with original bill of sale to reverse, 121 x 166cms¦Condition: appears okay overall, no obvious / significant damage or loss (framed).

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    Lot 25

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 26

    Lot 26

    NADIA BENOIS (1896-1975) watercolour with pencil - a French street scene with figures titled `Dinon`, signed & titled lower right, 24 x 34.5cms¦Auctioneer`s Note: mother of Peter Ustinov¦Condition: good overall condition, no significant damage, some foxing to upper left of sky & upper right.

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    Lot 26

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 27

    Lot 27

    ARTHUR RADCLYFFE DUGMORE (American / Welsh, 1870-1955) oils on canvas - boats docked in harbour, signed lower left, pencil detail verso indistinct possibly Bournemouth Club, dated 1947, framed, 44 x 54cms¦Condition: good condition overall, no serious tears or damage, some cracking to oil paint as expected, a little dirty.

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    Lot 27

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 28

    Lot 28

    AFTER WILLIAM HOGARTH R.A. MARRIAGE A LA MODE set of six coloured engravings by T Cook, published 1796-97 (6)

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    Lot 28

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 29

    Lot 29

    DAVID COX (1783-1859) watercolour - depicting figures in a landscape, titled `Crossing the Brook` with Davis Galleries, 231 East 60th Street, New York City gallery label verso, framed & glazed, 19.5 x 30.5cms

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    Lot 29

    Guide price
    £180 - £220

    Hammer price £170.00

  • Lot 30

    Lot 30

    RAOUL MILLAIS pen & ink drawing on brown paper - multiple preliminary studies of horses on both sides of paper (frame glazed front and back), signed to one side, 33 x 26cms together with a volume of Raoul Millais - His Life and Work by Duff Hart-Davis

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    Lot 30

    Guide price
    £600 - £700

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 31

    Lot 31

    CHARLES BARTLETT limited edition (26/50) etching - entitled in pencil `Yellow Seascape`, signed fully in pencil, 44 x 48cms

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    Lot 31

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £200.00

  • Lot 32

    Lot 32

    BLACK oil on board - good colourful still-life of flowers in a jug, indistinctly signed (possibly P Black), 50 x 57cms

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    Lot 32

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £75.00

  • Lot 33

    Lot 33

    CISSIE WOODS (British School 19th Century) watercolour - still life depicting antiquarian books, daffodils, Jasperware jug & pewter tankard, signed & dated 1903 with ESK (Examined South Kensington) blind stamp, framed & glazed in elaborate foliate animal & berry frame, 31 x 39cms¦Condition: signature is slightly indistinct, some foxing spots to upper right & lower left otherwise appears okay, frame in good overall condition, some minor nibbles & chippings but generally good.

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    Lot 33

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 34

    Lot 34

    A GROUP OF FIVE SIMILAR ARTS & CRAFTS ENAMEL LANDSCAPE PLAQUES BY CHARLES FLEETWOOD VARLEY two of which are marked to the reverse `designed & executed by Fleetwood C Varley, Campden Glos 1905/6 (?)`, the other three unmarked to the reverse, all in similar ebonized frames, 5 x 7.5cms the smallest, 6.3 x 10.5cms the largest (5)¦Condition: all appear in good overall condition, some surface wear, minor losses, one of the landscapes has a little bit of scratching in the lower landscape & minor wear around corners but no obvious significant losses, some loss to the enamelling around the very perimeter where they meet the frame.

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    Lot 34

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £4,600.00

  • Lot 35

    Lot 35

    LEONORA ISON watercolour & pencil - study of a lily with title in Latin, signed, 14 x 14cms

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    Lot 35

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 36

    Lot 36

    ASPINALL nineteenth century etching - Llandaff Cathedral with figures & gardeners, signed & titled, published by Daniel Owen & Company, Cardiff, 59 x 40cms

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    Lot 36

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 37

    Lot 37

    JOHN EMMS oil on canvas - hunting scene with hunts master on white horse & six hounds in woodland, signed, 34 x 46cms

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    Lot 37

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 38

    Lot 38

    RAOUL DUFY coloured lithograph - entitled `The Band`, published by School Prints Ltd & printed in Great Britain by W S Cowell Ltd, 49.5 x 69.5cms

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    Lot 38

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £50.00

  • Lot 39

    Lot 39

    NADIA BENOIS (1896-1975) watercolour - interior scene entitled `My Room at Barrow Elm`, signed, 24 x 35cms¦Auctioneer`s Note: mother of Peter Ustinov

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    Lot 39

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 40

    Lot 40

    JOHN R SKEAPING coloured lithograph - entitled `Mare & Foal`, printed in England at the Baynard Press for School Prints Ltd, London, 49 x 73cms (unframed)

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    Lot 40

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £50.00

  • Lot 41

    Lot 41

    TOM GENTLEMAN coloured lithograph - entitled `The Grey Horses`, printed in England at the Baynard Press for School Prints Ltd, London, 49 x 76cms

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    Lot 41

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 42

    Lot 42

    PHYLLIS GINGER coloured lithograph - entitled `Town Centre`, printed in England at the Baynard Press for School Prints Ltd, 49 x 74cms (rolled)

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    Lot 42

    Guide price
    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 43

    Lot 43

    FRANCOIS LASKOWSKI oil on canvas - still life entitled `Flowers on a Sideboard`, with provenance label attached for Ledger Brothers & Manor House Fine Arts, 74 x 61cms

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    Lot 43

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £50.00

  • Lot 44

    Lot 44

    ALFRED THOMAS FISHER watercolour - two figures on a coastal path, St Ives, signed, 22 x 27cms

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    Lot 44

    Guide price
    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 45

    Lot 45

    EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL oil on canvas - half portrait of Sir Richard Bolton wearing ruff colour & holding a scroll with one hand & a pendant suspended from his neck with the other, to the top right corner of the painting an open book with text relating to Sir Richard's professional career in Ireland. Sir Richard Bolton was Attorney-General to the Court of Wards, Dublin & Solicitor-General for Ireland. The painting is dated 1620 to the left & 1620 at the bottom text within the open book (afore mentioned), 75 x 68cms Provenance: the vendor's great-grandfather took ownership of the painting after it was salvages from a fire at The Rectory in Coychurch, near Bridgend, South Wales Condition: the painting has been damaged in many areas particularly the left of the canvas, there are holes within the middle of the canvas & it is applied to board and there have been old repairs. Extensive restoration required.

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    Lot 45

    Guide price
    £1000 - £2000

    Hammer price £1,000.00

  • Lot 46

    Lot 46

    HENRY MacMANUS oil on board - primitive head & shoulders portrait of a lady in blue satin dress with puffed sleeves, signed, 28 x 21cms

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    Lot 46

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £340.00

  • Lot 47

    Lot 47

    ALFRED THOMAS FISHER watercolour - Bruges with canal & the Gothic Bruges Belfry Tower, signed, 71 x 49cms

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    Lot 47

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 48

    Lot 48

    ALFRED THOMAS FISHER watercolour - Abergavenny bridge in summer, signed, 46 x 73cms

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    Lot 48

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 49

    Lot 49

    MAX KROMBACH (1867-1947) oil on canvas - large painting of a harvest scene with two bridle horses & four figures working hard in a landscape, signed & dated 1929 with partial label verso, 80 x 119cms¦Provenance: by descent within an Austrian family now residing in Wales.

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    Lot 49

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £0.00