Decorated with oval panels of various woods, this George III harewood octagonal tea caddy is one of more than 130 lots of furniture, treen and works of art from the collection of the late dealer, John Frederick Braund.
A specialist in 18th-century English furniture and works of art, Braund ran Turpin’s Antiques in Wiltshire with his partner Jane Sumner. Woolley & Wallis of Salisbury, also in Wiltshire, will sell the collection in a Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks sale on July 3.
The caddy is estimated at £300-500.
This Victorian enamelled vesta case shows Fanny Legrand, the lead character in Clyde Fitch’s American play Sapho which he based on the novel of the same name by Alphonse Daudet.
This particular depiction of the character in a black dress on a flight of stone steps is taken from the theatre programme for Olga Nethersole’s (1867-1951) infamous version, which became the centre of her New York City trial for ‘violating public decency’.
She was later acquitted. The incident is considered a notable step in the transformation of American society’s attitudes regarding gender roles and public depictions of sex in the 20th century.
The case is by Horton & Allday, Birmingham, 1887, and is estimated at £400-500 in a sale of silver and vertu at Lawrences of Crewkerne in Somerset on July 2.
Three pieces of Victorian silver by London maker John Figg are up for sale at Peter Wilson of Nantwich in Cheshire on July 3-4.
A pair of Victorian novelty harlequin monkey sugar tongs, right, with marks for Figg, London 1872, is estimated at £50-80, while two silver and glass claret jugs engraved with floral and fruit decoration carry hopes of £250-400 and £300-500 each.
Issued by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, this large 4ft 4in x 3ft 6in (1.06 x 1.32m) First World War recruitment propaganda poster depicts a British ‘Tommy’ gesturing with arm outstretched to Come and Do Your Bit. It was designed in June 1915 and published by David Allen & Sons.
This example is estimated at £200-400 at militaria specialist auction house Bosleys in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, on July 3.