Vintage Button Collection

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Friday 01 February 2019

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

Viewing

Friday 25th January – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 26th January – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 31st January – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

Februarys sale includes an interesting collection of buttons gathered by one client over a period of fifty years including early 20th century silver examples, a set of rare Siamese currency ‘bullets’, gilt metal Naval buttons and many more269

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales  please contact Lindsay Vintiner or Matthew Baker on
01234 266366 or antiques@peacockauction.co.uk
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.

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An early 20th century Japanese Satsuma vase of globular form, the body decorated with figures amidst flowers, h. 15 cm

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An early 20th century Howard and Sons arm chair with walnut legs, Morris upholstery and brass cup castors stamped Howard and Sons, London, h. 89 cm, w. 77 cm,
d. 100 cm

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A 19th century mahogany extending dining table with eight fitted leaves and winders on each end, supported by turned legs with castors, 490 x 167 cm

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An early 20th century Russian hand painted icon depicting Christ Pantocrator, encased in a silver oklad, 20 x 18 cm, silver hallmarked ?B, housed in a larger modern frame

Sold for £1,400

A set of twelve early 20th century oak framed and leather upholstered dining chairs, including two carvers, stamped Gillow & Co.

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A pair of 19th century Meissen urn shaped vases of imposing proportions, each with a pair of entwined serpent handles and decorated with intricate floral sprays on a socle foot, h. 47 cm (2)

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A cased set of eight chromed brass handbells, Octave in F

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A late 19th/early 20th century rosewood side table, the cushioned rectangular surface on a pair of splayed supports inset with spindles, on castors, 111 x 59 cm

Sold for £650

An early 19th century rosewood breakfast table, the circular top over a tapering octagonal column on the triform base with lion paw feet, h. 72.5 cm, dia. 152 cm

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A pair of early 19th century rosewood and brass mounted chairs, the scroll over top rail over the caned seat with floral pads on sabre legs, h. 82 cm, w. 49 cm, d. 57 cm

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A 19th century Chinese padouk and brass mounted box on later stand, the lid lifting to reveal a fitted interior with drawers on the bespoke English mahogany stand, h. 99 cm,
w. 55 cm, d. 33 cm

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A three piece silver plate and glass cruet set designed by Christopher Dresser, h. 11 cm

Sold for £750

A large early 20th century Japanese Satsuma vase decorated with two panels depicting a tiger and a mountainous village scene within a border of floral and fan motifs, h. 40 cm

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A large 20th century carpet, the red and blue ground richly decorated in the Senneh manner with tight repeated floral and geometric motifs, within matching bands, 430 x 740 cm

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William Birch of High Wycombe (fl. 1840-1954), a lowback open armchair on turned mahogany legs with castors, stamped WB to rear leg

Sold for £900

An 18th century and later lantern or 'postman' clock, the movement striking on a bell, with an alarm, the silvered dial with Roman numerals, within a later case

Sold for £700

An early 20th century silver four piece tea service of vase shaped form, Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1925, overall 67 ozs (4)

Sold for £920

An 18th century oak dresser, the three tier plate rack over three drawers and a gallery, the brass handles relief decorated with shooting scenes, w. 164 cm

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A 19th century mahogany twin pedestal desk, the top with a damaged tooled leather insert over a row of three drawers on two three drawer pedestals, h. 77 cm, w. 153 cm, d. 75 cm

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In the 17th Century manner,
A head and shoulders portrait of Oliver Cromwell,
unsigned,
oil on canvas, the image including an oval faux frame painted within the picture, mounted in a larger giltwood frame,
overall 106 x 94 cm

Sold for £1,100

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A large 20th century carpet, the red and blue ground richly decorated in the Senneh manner with tight repeated floral and geometric motifs, within matching bands, 430 x 740 cm

Sold for £3,100

William Birch of High Wycombe (fl. 1840-1954), a lowback open armchair on turned mahogany legs with castors, stamped WB to rear leg

Sold for £900

An 18th century and later lantern or 'postman' clock, the movement striking on a bell, with an alarm, the silvered dial with Roman numerals, within a later case

Sold for £700

An early 20th century silver four piece tea service of vase shaped form, Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1925, overall 67 ozs (4)

Sold for £920

An 18th century oak dresser, the three tier plate rack over three drawers and a gallery, the brass handles relief decorated with shooting scenes, w. 164 cm

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A cased collection of ninety-nine American silver Morgan dollars comprising:1878 x 4,1879 x 4,1880 x 4,1881 x 51882 x 5,1883 x 4,1884 x 4,1885 x 4,1886 x 3,1887 x 3,1888 x 3,1889 x 4,1890 x 4,1891 x 4,1892 x 4,1893 x 4,1894 x 3,1895 x 3,1896 x 3,1897 x 3,1898 x 3,1899 x 3,1900 x 3,1901 x 3,1902 x 3,1903 x 4,1904 x 3 and1921 x 3 (99)

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An album of stamps including two 1840 Penny Blacks (IE and CH), a Twopenny Blue pair (OA and OB), twenty-five further Twopenny Blues, over two-hundred and twenty Penny Reds, rose-red half pennys, Government Departmental Official stamps, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI, together with a small album of Penny Reds on envelopes and twelve albums of 1940 and later stamps (14 albums total)

Sold for £1,100

After Leon Pilet (1840-1916), a brown patinated bronze figure modelled as a female slave clutching a robe to her breast and wearing manacles, seated on an architectural plinth, signed 'Pilet (SC)', h. 66 cm

Sold for £650

Impressionist School (20th century),Figures down a bustling avenue, indistinctly signed, pastels and gouache, 36.5 x 54 cm, together with a similar oil on board of a coastal scene, presumably by the same hand (2)

Sold for £480

A vintage railway double lever

Sold for £380

A 19th century mahogany extending dining table with eight fitted leaves and winders on each end, supported by turned legs with castors, 490 x 167 cm

Sold for £3,700

An early 20th century Russian hand painted icon depicting Christ Pantocrator, encased in a silver oklad, 20 x 18 cm, silver hallmarked ?B, housed in a larger modern frame

Sold for £1,400

A set of twelve early 20th century oak framed and leather upholstered dining chairs, including two carvers, stamped Gillow & Co.

Sold for £900

A pair of 19th century Meissen urn shaped vases of imposing proportions, each with a pair of entwined serpent handles and decorated with intricate floral sprays on a socle foot, h. 47 cm (2)

Sold for £600

A cased set of eight chromed brass handbells, Octave in F

Sold for £800

A late 19th/early 20th century rosewood side table, the cushioned rectangular surface on a pair of splayed supports inset with spindles, on castors, 111 x 59 cm

Sold for £650

An early 20th century silver two handled tray of oval form with pierced foliate border, R F Mosley & Co., Sheffield 1911, w. 65 cm, approx. 101 ozs

Sold for £1,750

A late 19th century French mantel clock, the Japy Freres movement striking on a bell, within a gilt case modelled as putti and birds seated around a black globe, on a star and swag decorated base with a giltwood plinth, h. 42 cm

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A cased set of Staunton boxwood and ebonised chessmen by J. Jaques & Son of London, stamps to the relevant pieces, in the original mahogany box with a paper label

Sold for £600

An R.E. Thompson & Co. railway up and down line indicator, the mahogany box with brass mounts and guages, h. 62 cm

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