• # 41659

    BARDIN, William (c.1740-1798)

    Wright’s new improved terrestrial globe,

    on which the Latitudes and Longitudes of Places are Carefully laid down, with all the New Discoveries Made by the late CAPT. COOK and other current NAVIGATORS to the Present Time. London : William Bardin, 1782. Terrestrial globe, 9 inches in diameter, engraved gores and two polar calottes with original hand colouring over papier mache …

  • # 35749

    A set of English Regency library or bedroom steps

    65 cms tall, 40 cms wide, 62 cms deep, mahogany with elaborate decorative inlay, leather steps, two fitted drawers with original paper lining, brass handles.

  • # 41364


    London Missionary Society collection box, circa 1895.

    [London : LMS, 1890-95]. Wooden box, 120 x 60 x 70 mm, with chromolithographic labels on all six sides; the label on the top of the box is worded: IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE. / GOD LOVETH A CHEERFUL GIVER; the label on one box-end reads THE FIELD IS THE WORLD. …

  • # 40323

    JOHNSTON, W. & A. K.

    3 inch globe by W. & A. K. Johnston Limited

    Edinburgh and London : W. & A. K. Johnston Limited, [ca.1870]. Terrestrial pocket globe, 3 inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in a fine modern turned mahogany case with …

  • # 40425

    EVANS, Jane (attributed)

    Keepsake in the form of a needlework sampler bookmark, commemorating the birth of John Evans at Round Mountain, near Rylstone, Central West New South Wales, on 17 June 1878.

    Needlework sampler bookmark, 105 x 65 mm; very well preserved. The text reads: ‘John Evans / Born / June 17th 1878 / Round Mountain / Sweet copy far more dear to me / Than all the living forms could be. / Save him who placed thee next my Heart‘; [together with] another sampler bookmark, sewn …

  • # 41036


    A Regency folding card table circa 1835

    Mahogany with Macassar ebony, inlaid decoration on a splay quatrefoil pedestal base, recent felt baize (lightly stained), measuring 72cm high, 91cm wide, and 46 cm deep, a few light scratches. A handsome Regency, practically useful closed or open for a number of purposes,  

  • # 40251

    CRUCHLEY, George F. (1797 - 1880)

    Cruchley’s new terrestrial globe, from the most recent authorities, exhibiting the discoveries in equatorial Africa, North Pole, and the new settlements and divisions in Australia, New Zealand, California, Texas &c.

    London : G. F. Cruchley, [ca.1862] Terrestrial globe, 12 inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colouring over plaster base, graduated equator and ecliptic, the oceans with an analemma, hand-engraved calibrated brass meridian ring, movable brass polar calotte, small area of restoration to the north polar axis, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring with zodiac (in …

  • # 40252


    A George III mahogany tilt-top circular wine table, circa 1760

    Measures 72 cms tall, 69 cms diameter, crafted from deep-toned mahogany, the pedestal above a tripod base with spreading pad feet. A useful piece of Georgian furniture in good condition.

  • # 19088

    BOULTER, Daniel (1740-1802); BOULTER, Joseph (1743-1819); BOULTER, John (1745-1816)

    Copper halfpenny token for Daniel Boulter’s ‘Exhibition of natural and artificial curiosities’, Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1796.

    Yarmouth : Joseph, Daniel and John Boulter, 1796. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.8 mm. Obverse: A female seated holding a scroll inscribed BOULTER’S EXHIBITION OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CURIOSITIES. In ex. YARMOUTH in a straight line. Reverse: Three figures symbolising Asia, Africa and America presenting various curiosities to Britannia, who is recording them in a book. …

  • # 37154

    Maker unknown.

    A unique handmade Asian conical hat constructed from Turf Virginia cigarette packets. Australia, between 1930 and 1945.

    A conical hat (also known as a rice hat), 42 cm in diameter, constructed using a total of 183 individual Turf Virginia cigarette packets, with four tiers of meticulously arranged overlapping sections – reminiscent of plate armour – entirely hand-stitched with fine twine (no tape or glue was used!); the hat is surmounted by a …

  • # 35845

    Rand McNally & Co.

    Rand McNally 18″ Globe

    [Chicago] : Rand McNally & Co., circa 1928. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 18 inches in diameter, oval shaped analemma, engraved brass meridian, wooden horizon ring with paper calendar, four cross-stretchers, on the original Regency revival stand turned wood on tripod base, the legs ending with brass clawed feet A fine, handsome American …

  • # 37788


    Philips’ 6 inch terrestrial globe

    London : George Philip & Son, circa 1930. Terrestrial globe 6 inches in diameter, printed gores over plaster base, graduated equator band, supported on a contemporary half-meridian stand on turned wooden base, some old surface rubbing, with a recently applied varnish, a very good example. An interesting interwar terrestrial globe, showing the renamed cities of …

  • # 36648


    A colonial five-drawer cedar chest of drawers circa 1840.

    Cedar with blackwood handles and huon pine secondary timbers, Tasmanian origin, circa 1840, measures 110cm high, 122cm wide, 55cm deep. A handsome colonial Australian chest in good working order. Provenance: ​The Rodney Pemberton Collection

  • # 28901


    Bowles’s new one sheet map of Asia, divided into its Empires, Kingdoms, States, and other subdivisions; laid down from observations of the most celebrated geographers.

    London : Bowles and Carver, 1801. Engraved map with original hand colouring, laid on wood and dissected, three blank replacement pieces (the lost pieces in the regions of Java, Sumatra and Hokkaido), the assembled map measuring 485 x 582 mm, housed in the original cedar box with sliding lid, letterpress title label. A fine early …

  • # 33875


    Flexible capsules of Haemoglobin

    [Title from printed caption on lid]. Nottingham : Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd., circa 1890. Antique medical tin (100 x 85 x 30 mm), which would have originally contained haemoglobin capsules for the treatment of baldness and other conditions; the tin is oxidised. ‘To meet those troubles that are caused by Nerve Waste, Blood Poverty, Indigestion …

  • # 16154

    Weber and Costello Co.

    An 18 inch table globe

    Chicago, Illinois : Weber Costello, [c.1925]. Measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter. Terrestrial globe shows the city of Leningrad, changed from Petrograd in 1924, but noticeably lacking the state of Central Australia, which existed between 1927-1931. In bronzed cast iron meridian and stand, with sympathetic facsimile calendrical paper horizon ring, laid on wood. With an …