Antiques

  • Betts’s Patent Portable Globe
GEORGE PHILLIP & SON
# 14778

    # 14778

    GEORGE PHILLIP & SON

    Betts’s Patent Portable Globe

    London : George Philip & Son Ltd., circa 1905. Original card tube with printed paper label containing a cloth globe, stitched over a collapsible metal umbrella frame, with eight colour litho printed gores (a few splits and stains). When opened the globe is: 15.3 inches (39cm) in diameter, the length of the tube is 72 …

  • Travelling writing case belonging to Ernst August, Crown Prince of Hanover
WEST, Fitzmaurice (maker); [ERNST AUGUST, Crown Prince of Hanover, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, 1845-1923]
# 14680

    # 14680

    WEST, Fitzmaurice (maker); [ERNST AUGUST, Crown Prince of Hanover, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, 1845-1923]

    Travelling writing case belonging to Ernst August, Crown Prince of Hanover

    [London : Fitzmaurice West, circa 1845]. Portable writing case, 380 x 250 x 155 mm, in black morocco; hinged lid with collapsible gilt bronze carry handle; blind tooled decoration in the form of fleurs-de-lis and gilt stamped monogram with the German Gothic initial E surmounted by a royal coronet; front side with working Bramah lock, the …

  • 14492

    # 14492

    Maker unknown.

    Georgian mahogany wine table

    [English : c. 1790]. Mahogany, 73 x 47 x 40 cm; in very good condition. 

  • Scientific Optician display cabinet
# 14693

    # 14693

    Maker unknown.

    Scientific Optician’s display cabinet

    [Probably Australian, c. 1910). Oak, 132 x 69 x 10 cm, lockable hinged glass door; designed as a hanging wall display cabinet; in very good condition.

  • Copper token for Thomas Hall, taxidermist, London, 1795
THOMAS HALL
# 12502

    # 12502

    THOMAS HALL

    Copper token for Thomas Hall, taxidermist, London, 1795

    London : Thomas Hall, 1795. Æ halfpenny, diameter 30 mm, weight 12 grams. Obverse: Three quadrupeds. THE KANGUROO . THE ARMADILLO . THE RHINOCEROS. Reverse: T. HALL CITY ROAD NEAR FINSBURY SQUARE LONDON 1795 / THE FIRST  ARTIST IN EUROPE  FOR PRESERVING  BIRDS BEASTS &c. Dark brown patina with reddish highlights and excellent detail; a …

  • Copper token issued by Pidcock’s Menagerie, London, circa 1801, featuring a kangaroo and joey
PIDCOCK'S GRAND MENAGERIE.
# 13837

    # 13837

    PIDCOCK'S GRAND MENAGERIE.

    Copper token issued by Pidcock’s Menagerie, London, circa 1801, featuring a kangaroo and joey

    Æ halfpenny, diameter 29 mm, weight 11 grams. Obverse: a kangaroo left, facing back, a joey in pouch, THIS KANGAROO'S BIRTH. SEP. 10. 1800. Reverse: a lion standing right, facing back, with dog on back, LION AND DOG 1801; plain edge. An extremely fine, near mint example with lustrous brown patina. The Grand Menagerie of …

  • The Eastern Telegraph Company wooden map page turner, with calendar
THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY, LIMITED
# 12713

    # 12713

    THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY, LIMITED

    The Eastern Telegraph Company wooden map page turner, with calendar

    London : The Eastern Telegraph Company, Limited ; The Eastern Extension Telegraph Company, Limited, [c. 1895]. Varnished wood, 335 x 35 mm, maps printed on both sides, with calendar in gold on black on both sides of the finial; maps show telegraph lines, including those to Australia and New Zealand; in very good condition. 'This …

  • A mid-Victorian miniature jewellery or keepsake box
JOHN KNIGHT & CO.
# 11744

    # 11744

    JOHN KNIGHT & CO.

    A mid-Victorian miniature jewellery or keepsake box

    [English, between 1860 and 1870]. Box made of thick card, 40 x 28 x 13 mm, the lid with printed paper label John Knight & Co. Watchmakers & Jewellers, 47 Boar Lane, Leeds; the original loose piece of cotton wool lining is still contained within; the label has a tiny section of loss at the right …

  • Wool barges at Echuca Wharf, Murray River, northern Victoria, circa 1910
Photographer unknown.
# 11382

    # 11382

    Photographer unknown.

    Wool barges at Echuca Wharf, Murray River, northern Victoria, circa 1910

    Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, small paper label with typed sequence number at one corner; in fine condition. 

  • Photographic views of the Western Australian goldfields, circa 1910
Photographer unknown.
# 11380

    # 11380

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographic views of the Western Australian goldfields, circa 1910

    Five photographic glass magic lantern slides, each 82 x 82 mm, each with original label with typed caption and sequence number, one with modern reinforcing tape around the edges, otherwise all are in fine condition. The captions read: 95. Southern Cross Mine; 96. Coolgardie; 97. Desert coaching; 99. Great Boulder Mine; 100. Londonderry Mine. 

  • Souvenir of the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra
Anon.
# 11542

    # 11542

    Anon.

    Souvenir of the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

    [s.l. : s.n., 1902]. Commemorative handkerchief for the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, 320 x 320 mm, white cotton with chromolithographic design featuring portraits of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, flanked by the letters ER, with outline maps of Canada, India, South Africa and Australia at each corner; original folds, a …

  • King’s Jubilee 1910 - 1935 : God save the King
Anon.
# 11541

    # 11541

    Anon.

    King’s Jubilee 1910 – 1935 : God save the King

    [s.l. : s.n., 1935]. Commemorative handkerchief for King George V's Silver Jubilee, 280 x 280 mm, white cotton with lithographic design featuring portraits of George V and Queen Mary, with the flags of Canada, India, South Africa and Australia at each corner; original folds, a couple of tiny toning spots near the left edge, otherwise …

  • Duchamp Marcel by Man Ray : photographies
[DUCHAMP, Marcel; MAN RAY]
# 11208

    # 11208

    [DUCHAMP, Marcel; MAN RAY]

    Duchamp Marcel by Man Ray : photographies

    Catalogue réalisé à l'occasion de l'exposition “Marcel Duchamp – Man Ray – New York / Pais – 1917 – 1937” – 50 photographies – Galerie Alain Paviot – Paris / Galerie Rudolf Kicken – Köln.   Paris & Cologne : Galerie Alain Paviot and Galerie Rudolf Kicken, 1992. Tin can (unopened, small dent to lower rim) …

  • The Brazilian Submarine Telegraph Company’s wooden map page turner, with calendar for 1893
THE BRAZILIAN SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH COMPANY, LIMITED

# 8097

    # 8097

    THE BRAZILIAN SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH COMPANY, LIMITED

    The Brazilian Submarine Telegraph Company’s wooden map page turner, with calendar for 1893

    London : The Eastern Telegraph Company, Limited (for one of its branches, The Brazilian Submarine Telegraph Company Limited), [1892]. Varnished wood, 335 x 35 mm, Trans-Atlantic map printed on one side, the reverse with advertisement for the Brazilian Submarine Telegraph Company (Messages should be ordered via “Eastern”), with calendar for 1893 in gold on black …

  • The Eastern Telegraph Company wooden map page turner, with calendar for 1899
THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY, LIMITED

# 8096

    # 8096

    THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY, LIMITED

    The Eastern Telegraph Company wooden map page turner, with calendar for 1899

    London : The Eastern Telegraph Company, Limited ; The Eastern Extension Telegraph Company, Limited, [1898]. Varnished wood, 335 x 35 mm, maps printed on both sides, with calendar for 1899 in gold on black on both sides of the finial; maps show telegraph lines, including those to Australia and New Zealand; a few nicks to …

  • Glass magic lantern slide with a lithograph portrait of the explorer John King
Anon. [KING, John 1841-1872]

# 6963

    # 6963

    Anon. [KING, John 1841-1872]

    Glass magic lantern slide with a lithograph portrait of the explorer John King

    [Melbourne?] : maker unknown, [circa 1900]. Glass magic lantern slide, 80 x 80 mm, with a reproduction of a lithograph by an unkown arist, probably created around 1870, and possibly after a photographic image. The clear cover glass has separated from the main sheet, due to extensive loss of the black paper border; the slide …

  • Glass magic lantern slide with a lithograph portrait of the explorer Robert O’Hara Burke
[THOMAS ADAMS HILL, photographer]; [EDWARD GILKS, lithographer]

# 6962

    # 6962

    [THOMAS ADAMS HILL, photographer]; [EDWARD GILKS, lithographer]

    Glass magic lantern slide with a lithograph portrait of the explorer Robert O’Hara Burke

    [Melbourne?] : maker unknown, [circa 1900]. Glass magic lantern slide, 80 x 80 mm, with a reproduction of a lithograph by Edward Gilks originally published in December 1861, after an ambrotype photograph taken by Thomas Adams Hill in mid 1860. The glass slide is in very good condition; loss to sections of the black paper …

  • [ABORIGINES; GOLD MINING]; Our colonies : Australia. Set of glass magic lantern slides, c 1910
[W. BUTCHER & SONS]

# 6961

    # 6961

    [W. BUTCHER & SONS]

    [ABORIGINES; GOLD MINING]; Our colonies : Australia. Set of glass magic lantern slides, c 1910

    [London : W. Butcher & Sons, c 1910]. From the Primus Junior Lecturers' Series, Series No. 142: Our Colonies : Australia. A complete set of eight hand-coloured glass magic lantern slides (each 80 x 80 mm), all in excellent condition, printed nos. at corners of mounts, 17-124. This is a complete, self-contained set (we have …

  • 2013-DSFB-5324

    # 5731

    Anon.

    A fine William IV mahogany secretaire bookcase, circa 1830

    The moulded cornice above a glazed pair of panel doors (glass replaced to one window) enclosing four adjustable shelves, above a secretaire drawer housing gilt-tooled leather writing desk, six mahogany drawers and three pigeon holes, above two panel doors enclosing a shelf and two deep lockable drawers with brass handles, each section flanked by carved …