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     Francis Smith Ltd. Fine Art and General Auctioneers & Valuers

Francis Smith Auction is located in 107 Lots Road in Chelsea.

Auctions are held weekly on Tuesdays at 6.15pm. The auctions consists of antique Victorian and later furniture, works of art, paintings, silver, jewellery and collectables.

We are open 7 days a week for accepting goods and there is no minimum consignment. We offer a complete house clearance service.


Next Auction Tuesday 15 July 2014

Auction of antique Victorian and later furniture to include a William IV rosewood carved side cabinet, a Louis XV style bureauplat, a Georgian walnut longcase clock with brass dial, an 18th century French Transitional commode, a Louis XV style beech sofa, a Victorian walnut pedestal writing desk, a Victorian walnut carved three-fold screen, a William IV rosewood pole screen, a collection of Oriental rugs and carpets, a silver and electroplate, Victorian oil paintings, European ceramics and collectors’ items.




Saturday, 12th July 2014 9.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday, 13th July 2014 10.00am – 4.30pm

Monday, 14th July 2014 9.00am – 6.30pm

Tuesday, 15th July 2014 9.00am – 6.00pm




The catalogue may be viewed at: www.francissmith.co.uk



A premium of 20% plus VAT will be added to the hammer price of all lots












TUESDAY 22nd JULY 2014

at 6.15pm


Viewing times:  


Saturday, 19th July 2014 9.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday, 20th  July 2014 10.00am – 4.30pm

Monday, 21st  July 2014 9.00am – 6.30pm

Tuesday, 22nd   July 2014 9.00am – 6.00pm





The catalogue may be viewed at: www.francissmith.co.uk



A Rosenthal, porcelain breakfast tray with coffee pot, sugar bowl and six gilt plated teaspoons 20/30

A continental porcelain plate painted with flowers, signed on base and a small collection of porcelain 15/20

A German pewter ewer with lid, height 15ins, decorated with a horse’s head and scroll handle, inscribed and dated 1898 40/60

A creamware pottery strawberry dish and a small shallow hors d'oeuvres dish (2) 10/15

A small Dresden porcelain saucer, painted with flowers and a pair of Rosenthal porcelain plates (3) 10/15

A pair of Staffordshire china shallow plates with a Wedgewood oval dish, Susie Cooper design (3) 10/15

A Majolica shallow dish painted with fruit 10/15

An electroplated oval tea-tray with pierced gallery 15/20

A ‘Baby Hermes’ typewriter in case 10/15

A pair of German electroplated candlesticks, height 8½ ins, the circular columns on circular bases (2) 20/30

A small Gucci brown suede lady’s evening bag with brass clasp 40/60

A small Christian Dior blue lady’s evening bag 25/40

A pair of electroplated table candlesticks, each with fluted columns on square bases, height 10ins (2) 30/40

A Victorian postcard of  Miss May Seroni, a watercolour by Paul Sly of a kingfisher and a print 10/15

A small brass timepiece with enamel chapter ring in dome glazed case 10/15

A Middle Eastern bowl and a brass Middle Eastern vase on stand (2) 10/15

A pottery model of a camel and another of a horse (2) 10/15

Two small Chinese ginger jars (2) 10/15

A Poole pottery bowl, diameter 5 ins 15/20

A lady’s dress hat in box, the white ground with flower decoration 25/40

A lady’s black hat with flower decoration 25/40

A mah-jong set in leather case 25/40

A cut glass toilet bottle with silver top 15/20

A small silver box and cover, diameter 4½ ins, 18/25

Two African letter knife openers and a Bavarian example (3) 10/15

A collection of four bottle stops of various designs 15/20

A small silver purse with electroplated and leather mounted brandy flask and a small purse (3) 10/15

A pair of small porcelain plaques, each depicting a young boy wearing a hat, possibly Tyrolean (2) 15/20

A moss agate oval brooch with another brooch (2) 8/12

Two pairs of electroplated capstan condiments (4) 20/30

A small pair of silver candlesticks each on circular bases 15/20

A silver tea caddy of hexagonal form with lid, Birmingham mark 45/60

A silver spoon with a feeding spoon, a napkin ring and a small oval box (4) 15/20

A continental white metal rectangular casket with hinged lid and knob finial on scroll feet.  Length 7½ ins. 45/60

A pair of electroplated condiments each of urn form 10/15

A chess set with red stained and ivory chess players in mahogany box 60/100

A continental circular fruit basket with swing handle, diameter 10 ins on scroll feet 60/100

Three electroplated table mats 10/15

A brass bowl and two electroplated items 8/12

A French gilt spelter mantel clock, the circular dial contained in a drum case surmounted by a young girl and lamb 45/60

A pair of Chinese saucers each with a painted reserve of a landscape within an orange border, along with a spill bottle and teapot (4) 70/120

A pair of brass wall sconces each with a pair of scrolling candlearms (2) 45/60

A pair of gilt metal wall sconces each with glass flaming finials (2) 70/120

A pair of brass wall lights, each with an opaque glass shade on a rectangular support and shell finial (2) 45/60

An early 19th century French sewed wool and silk picture of a French chateau with figures in conversation, 23 x 25 ins 70/120

A glass and chromium plated wall light 10/15

An African hardwood spear with figurehead terminal 15/20

An oak canteen enclosing fitted divisions for electroplated flatware 45/60

A brass table light supporting three scrolling candlearms 45/60

A pair of metal table lights each on circular bases 30/40

A Wedgwood pottery Stilton cheese dish and cover, the blue and white ground decorated with classical figures 100/150

A pair of sienna marble and gilt metal candelabra each with three scrolling candlearms hung with cut glass girondelle drops (2) 180/250

A pair of OKA hardwood table lights, each of baluster form (2) 40/60

A figure of a putto standing holding a basket of fruit on square base, height 29ins 60/100

A garden urn, the circular bowl supported on three putti and circular base, height 29ins 60/100

A Victorian pottery ewer decorated with fruit and scroll handle 10/15

A pair of metal and opaque glass ceiling lights, each of domed form on circular bases (2) 80/150

A Chinese maroon porcelain table lamp of baluster form on circular base with shade fitted for electric light 70/120

A Chinese porcelain table lamp with a Famille Verte design of baluster form now fitted for electric light 120/180

A studio pottery table lamp with shade 20/30

A gilt metal ceiling light with opaque glass shade and bowl in the art nouveau manner 40/60

A stainless steel chandelier with eight scrolling candlearms, issuing from a central column and a pair of wall sconces to match each with a pair of scrolling candlearms (3) 150/200

A small Scandinavian wool wall hanging with a flower head and trellis design 15/20

A 19th century Sheffield plate candelabra with three scrolling candlearms issuing from a tapered stem and circular base 60/90

A Berghaus canteen of electroplated flatware 72 pieces in fitted cases 60/100







Petrie, modern British school, oil on canvas 20 x 26½ ins, A Lancaster bomber dropping poppies above the Mall at Buckingham Palace, signed lower left 150/250

Eric Day, modern British school, watercolour drawing 15 x 22ins, An RAF jet flying over a cathedral and another of a jet (2) 80/120

Eric Day, watercolour drawing depicting four aircraft over a cathedral, 15 x 22 ins and another water colour of a jet firing a missile (2) 80/120

Victorian school, watercolour drawing, 11 x 19ins, A country landscape with buildings and a pond, signed 40/60

Wimburg, Dutch school, oil on canvas, 31 x 23ins, Landscape with buildings in the distance.  Signed lower right 150/250    

A portrait of a young girl in Elizabethan dress, 32 x 24 ins within a large painted gesso framework of fruit and flowers 200/400

Victorian school, oil on board, 9 x 16 ins, Coastal view with boats and cliffs, signed indistinctly lower right 60/100

C M Ward, oil on board, a pair, 9 x 12½ ins, A Still life (2), signed lower right 80/120

Victorian school, 6 x 8½ ins, oil on board, ‘The elusive prey’ 70/120

Oliver Clare, 8 x 7 ins, Still life of fruit, signed lower right 70/120

A Victorian coloured print depicting two birds 15/20

A Victorian walnut pedestal writing desk, width 42” with green leather inset top 70/120

A set of four bar stools, the circular wood seat on four metal legs (4) 60/100

A Macy ‘Hemisphere’ cabin trunk 30/40

A painted metal uplighter with opaque glass shade 30/40

A pair of beech curtain poles with brackets 50/80

An antique walnut and marquetry bureau de dame, width 28½ ins, on cabriole legs 60/90

A small Hamadan rug 30/40

A Louis XV style beech settee with upholstered back and seat on cabriole legs 180/250

A set of eight Louis XVI style beech dining chairs with blue upholstered seats and backs (8) 200/300

A glass circular dining table, diameter 6ft with dumb waiter on octagonal marble base 200/300

A beech side cabinet with an arrangement of cupboard doors and short drawers 80/150

A set of six Biedermeyer style mahogany dining chairs with upholstered seats (6) 80/120

A gilt rectangular wall mirror, the bevelled plate within a leaf framework 50/80

A nest of three burr walnut occasional tables on cabriole legs (3) 45/60

A brass adjustable reading lamp 30/45

A William IV rosewood pole screen with adjustable glazed panel 70/120

A pair of Louis XV style beech carved armchairs, each with maroon upholstered backs and seats, on cabriole legs (2) 100/150

A Louis XV style walnut and gilt metal mounted bureauplat, width 49 ins with three frieze drawers on cabriole legs 150/250

A set of four 19th century rosewood carved salon chairs including an armchair, each with upholstered seats and backs on cabriole legs (4) 140/220

A 19th century walnut breakfast table, diameter 43½ ins, supported on a baluster pillar and quadruple legs 70/120

A modern glass coffee table on green glass supports 50/80

A Persian carpet, the red field with a blue flowerhead border 200/300

A mahogany and boxwood inlaid octagonal low table 40/60

A small oak low table with fall flaps to either end 40/60

A French 18th century Transitional commode width 38ins with breccia marble top above two long drawers on cabriole legs 700/1000

A Victorian walnut three fold screen 70/120

An Italian glass etched wall mirror, width 19 ins of oval form 50/80

A Victorian walnut carved armchair with upholstered back and seat on cabriole legs 80/120

A George III style mahogany serving table, width 57½ ins, the Serpentine front with a short frieze drawer 80/120

A Victorian walnut carved nursing chair with upholstered seat and back 50/80

A brass bound low table, the glazed top with a map of the world. 30/40

A mahogany bedside cabinet with cupboard door 30/45

A pair of blue and yellow leaf curtains with valance, lined and interlined (3) 100/150

Two pairs of ivory leaf design curtains, lined and interlined (4) 200/300

A brass three fold spark guard 18/25

A Kelim salt bag 25/40

A small Shiraz rug 23½ x 18 ins 30/45

A Kelim cushion and two decorative cushions (3) 25/40

Three maroon and leaf design cushions (3) 20/30

A Tekke Turkman rug 150/200

A Tekke Turkman rug 100/150

A small Caucasian rug 140/220

A small Chinese rug with a maroon rug (2) 15/20

Two ivory coloured bedspreads 20/30

A small oak chair with upholstered seat and back 10/15

A walnut rectangular coffee table 25/40

A north west Persian rug 80/120

A pair of leather bar stools (2) 25/40

A beech three-tier whatnot 25/40

A brass standard lamp 15/20

A William IV rosewood carved side cabinet with marble inset top 400/600

A Heriz carpet, the red field with ivory spandrels, a turtle and vine border. 400/600

A set of three Victorian mahogany dining chairs (3) 35/50






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Viewing Hours

Sat, 12 July 2014     9.00am – 4.30pm
Sun, 13 July 2014  10.00am – 4.30pm
Mon, 14 July
 2014    9.00am – 6.30pm
Tue, 15 July 2014     9.00am – 6.00pm - Auction at 6.15pm



© 2014 Francis Smith Ltd.
Fine Art and General Auctioneers & Valuers

107 Lots Road
SW10 0RN

T: 0800 195 7800 / +44 (0)207 349 0011
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Viewing Hours

Sat, 12 July 2014     9.00am – 4.30pm
Sun, 13 July 2014  10.00am – 4.30pm
Mon, 14 July
 2014    9.00am – 6.30pm
Tue, 15 July 2014     9.00am – 6.00pm - Auction at 6.15pm

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