Set of 12 hand coloured Bullfight Engravingsby Aeology
Set of 12 hand coloured Bullfight Engravings
A marvellous and rare series of 12 hand-coloured Prints showing the various ‘stages’ of a Bullfight. Dating to the late 19th century (1875-1895 ),the scenes numbered from 1 to 12 and with inscriptions in French ( Spanish bullfighting has always been very popular in south-western France) ,the prints having been engraved from original pen and ink drawings which have then been painted in watercolours. They depict the stages of a Spanish ‘corrida’ including the ‘Picador’ (who comes to grief), the setting on of dogs, placing of the banderillas, the final act with Matador and cape , and with the bull being dragged away at the very end. A savage pageant which even in Spain is gradually losing popularity, but with a visual impact which has always interested painters like Picasso.
The prints have been re-framed recently and are set behind non-reflective glass.
Sizes 14 inches x 20 each approx.
Queen Anne Travelling Writing Deskby Aeology
Queen Anne Travelling Writing Desk
An extremely rare & beautiful English ‘Travelling’ Writing Desk in burr walnut from the reign of Queen Anne (c.1700)’
The Desk was originally made for a country lawyer or doctor to take with them on coach journeys.. With brass lock and key, brass carrying handles ,old slightly worn green baize on the inside of the lid, the desk was basically intended for travelling but also has a specially made carved walnut pedestal. on which it can sit while in the home or office. The matching veneered loops in the walnut showing on the front of the lid are exceptionally beautiful and typical of best furniture making craft in England during that period.
Measures 36 inches wide x 16″ high x18″ deep.
A unique and handsome piece from one of the most sought-after periods in English furniture -making. In excellent condition. The desk is presently in my London home, and sits on a table top near my computer.
Painted Metal Fish Lantern from Seaport Restaurantby Aeology
Painted Metal Fish Lantern from Seaport Restaurant
Circa Date : 1940
Materials : Metal
Colour : Red / Magenta / Yellow
Country of Origin : France
Designer/ made by : Local artisan metalworker
Condition Report : Good.
Size 48 cm H x 64 cm W
A decorative Peters Fish made by a local artisan metalworker for a restaurant in the fishing port of Sete in southern France. The fish has an internal compartment with a hinged door inside which there is a small candleholder. St.Pierre or Peter’s Fish, also known in England and America as John Dory is one of the staple ingredients of Bouillabaisse the famous fish stew of the French mediterranean coast. Dating from between 1925-1950, the metal sculpture measures 25 inches long x 19 high.
Collection of Vintage Advertising Champagne Bucketsby Aeology
Collection of Vintage Advertising Champagne Buckets
Superb Collection of Vintage Silver plated Champagne Buckets from France, all with engraved advertising nameplates , and originating as promotions from the various famous and less famous champagne houses. (The Pommery & Greno bucket – third row down -second from left, has been sold- other 15 buckets remaining)
Dating from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, the Buckets are marked on the bases with maker’s name ‘ ARGIT PARIS’., and are offered here, either as a collection or singly on application – some being rarer than others. The buckets measure approximately 8 inches tall each.
FOR INDIVIDUAL PRICES PLEASE CONTACT THE SHOP.
Mirrored Entryway Pediment from Florence, Italyby Aeology
Mirrored Entryway Pediment from Florence, Italy
Very Decorative Large 19th Century Mirrored Entryway Pediment which came from the front entranceway of a house in Florence., Italy. The heavily carved wooden pediment is in the remains of old paint , but the original glass panes have now been replaced with mirrored ones. The result is a historic and decorative piece to display in a restaurant, club or private home.
Measures 45 inches wide x 36 high.
Egyptian Grand Tour Patchwork Wallhangingby Aeology
Egyptian Grand Tour Patchwork Wallhanging
Impressive Patchwork Wallhanging depicting Ancient Egyptian Husband & Wife at their Wedding Ceremony above a lower panel depicting a Sphinx . with a little bit of natural wear, this is a beautiful and colorful souvenir of a ‘grand tour’ to Egypt in the period just before the First World War.
The patchwork measures 68 inches high x 36 wide.
In reasonable condition with some discoloration from age, hand stitched on a hemp backing by needlework craftswomen in Egypt, circa 1890-1910.
Its often assumed nowadays that the Egyptian patchworks date from the Art Deco ‘Egyptian Revival ‘ period of the 1920s. But I believe that they were also being created and sold before that time to the late Victorian and Edwardian tourists- and in which case can now be classed as ‘antique’. But maybe subject for further research.
Pair of Embroidered Silk Pelmetsby Aeology
Pair of Embroidered Silk Pelmets
Pair of very beautiful and historic Pelmets , embroidered in silk , coming from an English Country House. With lyre motifs and pom-poms, the pair date from the period just before the First World War. In reasonable condition with a little fraying to the edging tape as can be seen in the main photo.
Each measuring 84 inches wide x 36 tall (without the tassells).
Vintage Metal Menu Signboard from Franceby Aeology
Vintage Metal Menu Signboard from France
Painted Metal Menu Sign from a Restaurant or Bar in France, with cut out lettering spelling ‘LA VIEILLE AUBERGE’ (the Old Inn).
Made of fairly heavy metal the hinged front flap now without its original glass, the cut out lettering originally having lighting set into the compartment behind it , now missing. though replaceable.
Original hanging brackets fixed to the reverse.
In sturdy though used condition
Measures 34 inches long x 24 high x 4 deep.
Collection of 14 Hat Blocks on Custom Stands – POAby Aeology
Collection of 14 Hat Blocks on Custom Stands
Collection of 14 original vintage-era Hatmakers's or Milliner's carved wooden blocks from southern France. The collection includes both mens' and womens' hats from between the early '30s and mid-'50s, with original makers or milliners' marks on the undersides. Each block has been individually cleaned, then varnished and waxed to create its best visual effect. Although they can still be used to create hats , berets and bonnets, alternately they can simply be decoratively set up to make an inspiring display of sculptural objects.
PRICE GIVEN IS FOR AN AVERAGE SINGLE HAT BLOCK – For more specific prices please contact the shop.
From France circa 1930-1950, Over the past 2 years I have sold several collections of hatblocks all coming from the same closed down hatmakers studio.
The 14 offered here are the very last group from that source.
Early Seltzer Siphon from Parisby Aeology
Early Seltzer Siphon from Paris
Seltzer or Soda Siphon from France with Rattan Basketwork covering. In perfect condition, the Siphon has upper and lower glass bowls covered in latticework rattan set with pewter metal fittings and standing on a white china base. Seltzer siphons like this were alternatives to the larger wire covered ones opf the period, and were usually found in small bars and bistros.
Stands 17 inches high, in excellent condition.
Rare Antique Victorian Pub Mirror from Scotlandby Aeology
Rare Antique Victorian Pub Mirror from Scotland
Scottish Pub Mirror from the late Victorian era, advertising ‘Pattison’s Scotch Whiskies’ in its original carved wood frame with symbolic thistle motifs. The bevelled edged mirror has lost some color from the acid- etched lettering and medallion over its long life, but is in stable condition. The maker’s name ‘Mcphail and Co Ltd. Glasgow’ is inscribed on the bevel at the base of the mirror just below the coat-of-arms and medallion.. With a flat shelf on the base of the frame, the mirror can be stood as well as being fixed to a wall with mirror plates or with hooks and cord.
Circa 1880-1900. In reasonably good condition for its age, though with some spotting and various imperfections in the lettering, and some tiny wood pieces missing on the outer frame carving. Nevertheless a very rare and desirable piece for the collector.
Measures 36 inches high x 28 wide.
Antique Enamelled Sign Letters from Franceby Aeology
Antique Enamelled Sign Letters from France
Lot of 25 Beautiful and Original Enamelled Letters from France that were made for old shopfront signage saying ‘Quincaillerie’ (Ironmonger or hardware store) and ‘Ferblanterie’ (Metal workers). Dating from the 1920’s , the traditional convex shaped letters are in off-white with simulated red shadowing, and have a very small amount of damage in certain places but are rarely found nowadays in this quantity.
The individual letters are 8 inches tall..
Use an Anagram app to see what the letters can be made to spell !
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