Half hull ships’ Models

A presentation model of America’s Cup winner America by G. L. Watson Wooden half hull model ships were constructed by shipwrights as a means of planning a ship\'s design and ‘sheer’ and ensuring that the ship would be symmetrical. ‘Sheer’ is a naval architect’s term for the longitudinal curvature of the main deck. This increases volume and buoyancy, which...
An Impressive Silver Gilt Racing Trophy Presented by John Attwood M.P. as Prize for Yachts Not Exceeding 35 Tons at the Lyme Regis and Charmouth Regatta in 1846 and Made by Hunt and Roskell
This fine trophy is of lidded cup form with design inspiration clearly having been derived from the Warwick Vase. The piece combines typical neoclassical form, vine leaf decoration and nautical motifs such as the dolphin finial. The chasing of the ornament is...
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A Very Fine Late 18th Century Satinwood and Snakewood Secretaire cabinet, Almost Certainly by George Simson of London c.1790
In the manner of George Simson*. A fine George III satinwood and snakewood-veneered secretaire cabinet with boxwood and ebony stringing and purpleheart banding, the upper section with three-quarter gallery above two glazed doors with pointed arch astragals, the projecting...
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An Exceptional Straw Work Diorama of an Owl and Kingfisher, Almost Certainly by the Mysterious “Miss Gregg(e)” and Part of the Collection in the Leverian Museum
This remarkable work of art consists of straw-work figures of a kingfisher and an owl clutching a mouse in its claw, sat upon tree stumps and foliage also made of straw. The background has been painted to depict a river gorge with the ruins of a castle or church at the top...
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A Relic From The Family Of One of the Bounty Mutineers: An Exceptionally Rare Documented Piece of Bark Cloth From The Pitcairn Islands
For dealers like ourselves, the perfect object is one that blends historical significance and some other factor, the mysterious “x factor” that the trade, and collectors, all look for when making those special purchases. With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to ...
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Campaign, Metamorphic and Multi-Purpose Furniture
In keeping with the theme of this newsletter, I would like to highlight two very fine dining tables from the current collection which fall under the umbrella of “campaign” or travelling furniture and, by extension, examine other interesting pieces amongst the Wick...
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A Quite Remarkable Carved Pine Chimneypiece or Fireplace Surround Adorned with Maritime-Themed Decoration Made for the Offices of the Marine Society in Bishopsgate in 1775 by the Great Carver “Mr Touzey”
A George III carved pine chimneypiece from The Marine Society by Tousey, 1775 Provenance This fully documented chimneypiece was ordered by the Marine Society in April of 1775 “the cost not to exceed £36”. The carver “Mr Touzey” was subsequently paid £30 15s...
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Britain on the High Seas - Wars and Wealth
Britain on the High Seas: Wars and Wealth is the fourth in our series of catalogues showcasing the advances in both domestic and international trade arising from the relative world peace afforded by the defeat of Napoleon by Admiral Lord Nelson at Trafalgar in 1805 and...
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An Exceptional Royal Yacht Squadron Schooner Cup Trophy in the Form of a Silver Reduction of the Warwick Vase. Presented to the Owner of Miranda, George C. Lampson, in 1877 and Made by the Fine London Silversmiths Stephen Smith and Son
An Exceptional Royal Yacht Squadron Schooner Cup Trophy in the Form of a Silver Reduction of the Warwick Vase. Presented to the Owner of Miranda, George C. Lampson, in 1877 and Made by the Fine London Silversmiths Stephen Smith and Son Provenance Presented to George...
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A Variety of Chests of Drawers-Antique Storage Furniture for the Modern Home
A Variety of Chests of Drawers-Antique Storage Furniture for the Modern Home Chests of drawers of all shapes and sizes are perennially popular items. Tastes may change but storage space is always essential in any interior and so we always keep a wide variety of chests of ...
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An exceptionally interesting mahogany chest from the Ovenden Female Society, Instituted in 1809
A mahogany strong box made for the Ovenden Female Society, Instituted May 1809 Provenance: The Ovenden Female Benefit Society This fine mahogany chest carries a brass plaque engraved with the name and date of est ablishment of the Ovenden Female...
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The Furniture of Gillows And Their Design Records
The Furniture of Gillows And Their Design Records One of the most successful and long-established firms of British cabinetmakers, Gillows were established in 1729 by Robert Gillow in Lancaster. In 1769 a second branch was established in Oxford Street, London, creating a...
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"Jeunes Filles et Fleurs"- An Exceptional Ink Drawing by Henri Matisse, c.1947
Provenance Sotheby Parke-Bernet 4th of May 1967 lot 26 Schoneman Galleries New York Private Collection The drawing is accompanied by a letter confirming that the work is recorded in the Matisse archives as item no. M119 and was certified as genuine by the...
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A Fine Genre Painting by William Arthur Breakspeare Depicting the Fictional Meeting of Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton in the Studio of the Painter George Romney
Provenance The Samuel Aronoff Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio A private American collection The painting depicts Lady Hamilton sitting to Romney for her portrait, the proceedings interrupted by the arrival of Lord Nelson. The meeting would never have happened but the...
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Settees, Sofas, Daybeds and Window Seats
One of the great pleasures gained from dealing in antiques is that from time to time it is possible to form a collection of stock that allows us as dealers, and you as our clients and customers, to see a truly representative selection of styles of one type of piece or...
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Easton Neston - An Elegant Musical Party in an Interior’ attributed to Gillis van Tilborgh
An Elegant Musical Party in an Interior’ attributed to Gillis van Tilborgh, oil on canvas depicting a Dutch genre scene with figures dressed in rich silk clothing, fine lace ruffs and fichu collars grouped round musicians playing a clavichord, a fiddle and a flute, some...
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A Fine and Intriguing Pair of Giltwood Pier Mirrors, One George I Period (c.1730), The Other Made to Match by Hugh Paton of Edinburgh, Carver and Gilder to Queen Victoria, C. 1850
The George I mirror, made c.1730, is an intriguing design that is based on the popular tabernacle shape that was a favourite of the Palladian designers in England such as William Kent and John Vardy. However the way the slip inside the mirror is shaped recalls means that...
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A Fascinating Early 19th Century Shipwright's Box, Comprising a Collection of Ship's Curves and Templates, Belonging to Wilson Chilton c.1820
  Some idea of the precise uses of some of these ship\'s curves can be gleaned from a later illustration, c.1900, from the catalogue of W. F. Stanley and Co. which illustrates a similar set of curves made for purchase at the time. The Life and Career of Wilson...
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An Exceptional Gold and Agate Snuff Box made for Anne of Buccleuch
Provenance  Presumably made for Anne, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch (1651-1732) This snuff box has a fine engraved armorial on the bottom. The combination of the crest and the cypher has allowed a precise identification of the original owner of the box to be made. The cypher...
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An Interesting Regency Period kneehole bureau cabinet with ormolu mounts of exceptional quality
This extremely unusual piece of furniture can be thought of as a kneehole desk with a superstructure, a writing cabinet on a pedestal base or as a bureau cabinet with a kneehole section. Although examples of this kind of furniture were produced from the early 18th century...
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The Maritime Art of Montague Dawson
In the world of maritime art and antiques there are certain “blue chip” names that every collector and dealer looks for and one of those is that of Montague Dawson. Born in 1890 and the grandson of another marine painter-Henry Dawson-Montague was also influenced by his...
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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...
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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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