A pair of late Victorian mahogany art studio stools. With slightly concave shaped seats, they stand at 69cm high. Unusual, tight X frame with canted edges, Arts and Crafts with a shade of Gothic aesthetic.
A pair of late 19th C Venetian mirrors. Very decorative yet at the same time understated, touching on the French Empire style. They both measure 95cm x 55cm. In original condition with foxing to the mercury plate, they are fixed with decorative brass flowers to the plate. Each section is bevelled and framed by a convex circular repetitive patterned border.
A simple, large scale dress mirror. The frame is rosewood, original glass with the unusual feature that it rests on a marble plinth. Very generous in proportion (250cm x 75cm). The construction is solid with cross stretcher panelling at the back. English, 1890.
A 1950s blue and silver chequered mirror ball made by the famous Strand Electric company.
Approximately 38cm in diameter with original motor, in working order, with maker’s plate.
Every home needs one.
Re-appropriated neon marquee letters spelling “TRASH.”
Approximately 245cm x 64cm.
1960s metal and perspex ice cream parlour sign bearing the slogan “Have a Rossi”.
Fashioned in the classic shape of a giant ice cream cone; it is 142cm high x 67cm wide, 19cm deep.
Deco period watercolour painting on parchment paper board of two bathing belles lounging on a rock.
In period swimming costumes, they are framed by the deep blue swell of the sea.
37cm x 27cm.
A beautiful late 19th Century mirror with blue, yellow and green mirrored border.
All bevelled by hand; each individual coloured band has the hand cut quality of earlier Venetian mirrors. The finish, even down to the chain from which it hangs, is exceptional. The chain is covered first in leather, then in silk with rope-work tapping to the hoops.
Measuring 85cm x 55cm, edged with walnut veneer. Highly decorative, the shape and colours conjure associations from the Jaipur mirror palace to the interiors of Tony Duquette.
Quentin Crisp spent many years as an artists model. He said “posing was the first job I did in which I understood what I was doing.” This oil study of his distinguished profile on millboard was painted in the 1970s and is approximately 61cm/51cm.