Fine 18th century English Celestial table globe, signed 'Wright's new improved celestial globe, on which the stars, are correctly laid down from the observances of Dr. Halley, Dr. Bradley etc., sold by Jer.h & Walter Watkins, No 5 Charring Cross, London', and below: 'Published according to act of Parliament by G Wright and Wm. Bardin January 1st 1782', the 12 inch globe with ornate pictorial and annotated ornament and brass meridian ring, horizon with paper calendar and zodiac raised on mahogany stand with fluted lobed column and tripod base, restorations, approximately 60cm high
Sold for £1,500
There may be some replaced and patched paper elements to the horizon, it appears most of the paper restoration is to this. There is repair overall to the paper elements and a lacquer finish which obscures the extent of previous damage (see images). Rotating and moving functions are working and overall presents well, basically appears to be mostly original but with restorations.
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Auction: East Anglian, Fine Art & Antiques Sale, Wed, 22nd Sep 2021
Presale viewing and attendance on sale day strictly by appointment only, please book your appointment by telephoning the office on 01206 754754
Day One Lots - 1-681 (vacant lots 682-699)
Day Two Lots - 700-1566 (vacant lots 1567-1699)
Day Three - The Jenny Simpson Collection Lots - 1700-2036
Payments & Collections: For payments & collections by appointment only, please call the office to arrange a collection slot on 01206 754754. We can provide an in-house postage and packing service for small non fragile items to an address in the UK, but cannot guarantee an immediate service. All larger and fragile items will need to be collected by an independent shipping company or can be collected strictly by appointment with our staff.
Storage charges:- Please note that all lots of furniture, garden statues and rugs will only be available for collection strictly by appointment at our premises until 12pm Monday 4th October. After which all items of furniture will be collected by R & D Schofield Removals at a cost of £10 + vat per lot and £1 per day storage thereafter
Presale viewing strictly by appointment, please book your appointment by telephoning the office on 01206 754754
Friday 17th September 9am - 5pm
Saturday 18th September 9am until 1pm
Monday 20th September 9am until 6pm
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