Italian Piaggio Ape 50 4540z in blue, 50 cc, circa 1996, unknown working order and sold as is. Not registered. Great display piece. Approx 246cm L x 122cm W x 160cm H
Fine LARGE Maori Feast Bowl probably carved by Anaha Te Rahui (1822-1913), New Zealand. Carved and engraved wood with haliotis shell inlay. Large spherical bowl with fitted lid flanked by seated attendant figures on either side and the bowl and lid carved in high relief with a series of tiki faces with haliotis shell eyes (mostly missing) inset, the whole elaborately carved in Rauponga scrollwork motifs, aged deep dark brown patina. The offered bowl is so idiosyncratic in style and treatment that it can be attributed to the carver Anaha Te Rahui. Throughout his long life Anaha Te Rahui saw many changes in Maori culture, and as an artist, his work evolved with the times. Roger Neich has written extensively on the woodcarvers of Ngati Tarawhai (2001). According to Neich, ‘although he almost certainly never worked with stone tools, Anaha was the last of the old Ngati Tarawhai canoe builders. By the time the large carved house building movement got under way, Anaha was already in late middle age and well established as the chief to Ngati Tarahwai. He enjoyed wide contacts with many prominent Europeans and experienced European education through his children, and from his work in the courts. He was literate in Maori. ...Anaha was clearly very much a man of his people, a great leader and certainly not an alienated artist.’ See Neich (2001: figure 15.25) for a another bowl attributed to Anaha Te Rahui as well as a listing of other documented works by the artist. Approx L60cm, B36cm, H43.5cm. PROVENANCE Cornelius Pieter Meulendijk Collection, Rotterdam. Christies London, The Meulendijk Collection - Lot 243, October 21st. 1980. John Magers Collection, Sydney.
Large antique 19th century Chinese famille rose hu shape porcelain vase of "hundred deer" motif, decorated with stylised pierced twin handles, Qianlong (Chien Long) 1736-1795, six reign mark to base in red, along with a carved wood stand, approx 45cm H x 34cm dia (excluding stand)
Pair of Howard Chairs Ltd Titchfield model Lounge arm chairs, with original printed green upholstery. each standing on square tapering front legs. Paper label under one chair reads Warwick street London address label. Stamped to two back legs London England. Mid 20th century (2)
SUPERB EARLY INCISED PARRYING SHIELD, DARLING RIVER REGION, NEW SOUTH WALES, Carved and engraved hardwood and natural pigment (no custom stand) Early nineteenth century. Parrying Shield of bi-convex section and elongated triangular profile, with solid cut handle, showing beautifully carved sections of chevron and linear motifs emphasised by the surrounding smooth surface, terminating with undecorated bosses on the upper and lower face. Approx L80 x 13cm. PROVENANCE
Dr Gerald Holt Collection H319
Lord McAlpine Collection
Private collection, France
Private collection, Sydney
Percy Aldridge Grainger, cast by the American Roman Bronze Works New York, by A Newmark 1933 mounted on a marble base, signed and dated 1933, impressed mark to base Roman Bronze Works NY, total approx 55cm H
Pristine Kawai Grand Piano. Ebonized cabinet work along with a matching adjustable stool, dated 04/2017 model GL-40 Serial number 2703620. still retains plastic coating on sheet music stand and pedals. As New condition. approx 180 cm long x 151 cm wide x 102 cm high. Due to a dispute post our Bowral Auction 31st October 2021. This piano is now back up for auction, timed online with instructions by the Executor and Director of the estate to sell by timed auction.
Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905) England, Lady Godiva, watercolour, Originally Purchased by the Trustees of the National Art Galley of N.S.W, The top of frame, inset with The Coventry Halfpenny (1792), signed lower right and dated 1877, approx 80cm x 96cm
Fine antique 18th century English mahogany secretaire bookcase circa 1760's. Attributed to the workshop of Thomas Chippendale. The broken swan-neck pediment with rosette terms centering fretwork and a platform above a pierced stiff leaf frieze and rope twist gadrooning. The cabinet top fitted with geometric astral glazed doors, three adjustable red painted pine slide shelves with mahogany front edges, the base top edge with fine gadrooned pagoda canopy, carved acanthus leaves to the corners of the gadrooned edge, This extra carving the corners of the pagoda gadrooning is seldom seen. The secretaire interior of plain design, with four pigeon holes, and five drawers, one drawer lower right is fitted with two compartments for ink pots and writing items, each with original Dutch brass axe shape handles . The hinges fitted to the secretaire drawer bear the H. TIBATS stamp, which has been noted on a number of distinguished pieces of case furniture dating from the mid-18th century including the renowned “Messer Cabinet” attributed to Thomas Chippendale. Cock beaded edge to the drawers of graduating size with figured mahogany fronts, fitted with the fine gilt bronze handles, the legs of Ogee shaped bracket feet, with laminated secondary legs behind the brackets legs, with red painted finish. Similar types of pagoda canopy waisted moldings to that on the present lot appear on display cabinets or 'China Cases' among the designs in Thomas Chippendale's seminal "The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director", originally published three times between 1754 and 1762. The small size of this piece would indicate it may have been a special order secretaire. By descent to the current family member - Ex Estate of Sir Peter Tennant OBE, intelligence officer, linguist and businessman: born 29 November 1910; OBE 1945; Overseas Director, FBI 1952-63, Deputy Director-General 1963-65, Special Adviser, CBI 1964-65; CMG 1958; Director- General, British National Export Council 1965-71; Kt 1972;1995); died Haslemere, Surrey 22 December 1996.
Approx Total height 246 cm x 91.5 cm wide at base x top and pelmet 135 cm total. 54 cm depth, case top 32.5 cm depth.
Finely engraved scrimshaw, titled Boatheads, three mast ship in a polar landscape, signed G Tonkin, approx 13 cm L