A Fine Sand Painting by Benjamin Zobel Showing a Deer Being Attacked by a Boa Constrictor. The Source Taken From a Zoological Specimen in William Bullock’s Museum at 22 Piccadilly London

Provenance: Probably one of a pair of “highly finished marble dust paintings” sold by the auctioneer William Seaman of Great Yarmouth on the 8th of October 1823 in successive lots. Lot 62 in the sale was described as “Zobel\'s highly-finished marble dust painting-Boa constrictor. Framed and glazed” and was consigned by “Crow”. It sold for 1 Pound and 11...
A Group of Amboyna Tables all attributed to Morel and Seddon and Related to Pieces Supplied by the Firm to George IV at Windsor Castle
We are delighted to be able to offer four pieces of furniture attributed to Morel and Seddon, one of the most important makers of the 19th century. Three of these pieces are library or writing tables and the fourth is a console table and they are all principally veneered...
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Jubilee - 2022 - Royal Connections
In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, we have dedicated this catalogue to items with links to royalty through the centuries. The monarch presides over the main structures of the realm; the armed forces, the Church of England, the Court and previously,...
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A Most Exceptional Pair of Sand Pictures by the famous artist Benjamin Zobel after paintings by Philip James de Loutherbourg
Pieces by Zobel are rare but of his surviving compositions, most tend to feature pastoral scenes and farmyard animals as they appear to have been the artist\'s favoured commercial subjects. The present pair of paintings are much more unusual and feature battle scenes taken...
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The 1835 Royal Yacht Squadron's King's Cup
We are fortunate enough to have many items in our current collection with connections to royalty.  We also have a large number of important items of maritime interest.  One piece in our collection combines both of these themes so perfectly that it is of exceptional...
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Taki Handa and Cowden Castle Gardens
Taki Handa and Cowden Castle Gardens The wonderful Japanese gardens at Cowden Castle in Scotland-frequently referred to as the best Japanese garden in the west-were created by a great partnership between two outstandingly talented and ground-breaking women, both pushing...
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An Exceptional marble portrait bust of the diarist and traveller Ellen Hall by the sculptor John Adams-Acton, executed in Rome in 1864
Ellen, along with her sisters Louisa and Emily, moved to Ravenswood House in West Wickham, Kent, in 1842. They had previously spent many years in St Helier in Jersey. Ellen and Emily were  extremely keen diarists and have left many records relating to their fascinating...
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If a Writing Table Could Talk, What Tales Could It Tell?
We have recently purchased an extremely fine and interesting late 19th century French bureau plat or writing table/desk that is exciting on many different levels. Firstly, the piece reproduces a table which was used in 1778 when Benajmin Franklin signed the Treaty of...
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James Peake “The Modern Grinling Gibbons” and his masterpiece
An exceptional carved lime and soft wood plaque by the carver James Peake, signed and dated 1895 James Peake “The Modern Grinling Gibbons” and his masterpiece Last year marked 300 years since the death of the great Grinling Gibbons, regarded by many as the finest...
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Britain On The High Seas - Merchants and Mariners
Click the link below to view the entire PDF book Britain On The High Seas - Merchants and Mariners Foreword The victorious battles of Trafalgar in 1805 and Waterloo in 1815, ushered in an unprecedented period of world stability. Our series ‘Britain on the...
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Britain on the High Seas - Trafalgar, Trophies and Trade
Click the link below to view the entire PDF book Britain on the High Seas - Trafalgar, Trophies and Trade Foreword The Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805 is the most famous event in British naval history. It represented not only the frustration of...
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The World At Your Fingertips
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Britain on the High Seas - From Nelson to Churchill
  Click to read the Full PDF Britain on the High Seas Foreword -  The history of an island is defined by the sea and for a nation like Britain it has shaped its people, and their art. For centuries, the Royal Navy has been at the heart of that...
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Billiard Room Ltd suppliers of The Finest Billiard/Snooker tables and accessories & Wick Antiques - Masterpiece
For the inaugural Masterpiece Fair, Billiard Room Ltd has combined forces with Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques Ltd, Lymington to showcase the Queen’s Billiard table in a setting appropriate to its status as a true masterpiece. Billiard Brohure Part 1 Billiard...
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Fusion and Fantasy 2011 - Lady Henrietta Spencer Churchill
We are delighted that Lady Henrietta Spencer Churchill has agreed to design our stand for this year’s Masterpiece Fair. Our theme is the ability of art to transcend cultural and geographical borders. Great craftsmanship can be admired by everyone with an...
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Wick Antiques at Masterpiece
Charles set up Wick Antiques 25 years ago and has been trading in Lymington, Hampshire and London ever since. He specialises in 18th & 19th Century fine furniture and works of art as well as the unusual and unique. In 1990 he married Caroline, who was trained at...
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