A 19th century mahogany and parquetry dolls’ house or display cabinet is an eye-catching entry among the 1640 lots on offer in Mitchells’ two-day sale in Cockermouth on November 30-December 1.
Measuring 3ft (92cm) wide, it is made in the manner of the renowned 19th century Jamaican cabinet maker Ralph Turnbull.
A painting attributed to one of the great court artists of the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, is on offer at Sworders on December 5.
Discovered in a private collection in Suffolk, the 17th century painting is thought to depict Shah Jahan himself, along with his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, for whom he built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum following her early death in 1631.
A later inscription to the miniature states that the artist is Govardhan, a leading Mughal royal painter of the first half of the 17th century.
The c.1630-40 miniature measures 10 x 5½in (24 x 14cm) and has been in the same collection since 1846, according to a handwritten document pasted to the back.
Dating from c.1st-2nd century AD, this Roman bronze figure shown above depicts Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
It takes its style and stance from the famous Greek statue known as the Venus de Milo, which became a repeated trope for the depiction of Aphrodite throughout the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.
Measuring 8in (20cm) high, the bronze was acquired from Christie’s in 2011, and is estimated at £7000-9000 in Chiswick Auctions’ sale of antiquities and tribal art in London on December 5.