Interior with two older women and three younger women. Drawing in brown ink, pencil on paper by Alexander Laureus (1783-1823). Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
REGENCY PERIOD MAHOGANY SEWING BOX
An elegant Regency period mahogany Sewing Box on swept reeded and hipped supports, the two edges with continuous rope carving.
c. 1815 to c. 1820
Height 27.75inch (70.48cm)
Width 18.50inch (46.99cm)
Depth 12.50inch (31.75cm)
Ref No. 6181
Cassas, Louis François, 1756-1827. Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Istrie et Dalmatie, 1802.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
18th and early 19th century Georgian era heart and double heart rings, they were often accompanied with a crown or bow above the heart/hearts, the gem of the double hearts sometimes were to represent the lovers birth stone
1803 English Light Infantry Officer Saber
Lovely Light Infantry, Flankers or Rifles 1803 pattern officer sword of the Wellington Army. This is one of the most attractive of British pattern swords, the 1803 pattern has a number of little variations in design. Most notably to the royal cypher on the knuckle-bow, the lions-head pommel and the use of either a bugle or flaming grenade above the royal crown, denoting use by grenadiers or rifle companies.
The sword has a fishskin grip bounded with silver wire. The blade is 33 ½ inches long, 1.38 inches wide for a total weight of 0.785 Kg, with engraving folia designs and "Onni Soit qui Mal y Pense", the Order of the Garter Motto and “GR” for King George. It also has another engraving that says "Dieu et Mon Droit".
This sabre was introduced to fill an important need amongst British Light Infantry of Rifle Regiments officers who duties took them away from the safety of regular Infantry line formations. Skirmishing with the enemy as light infantry or riflemen was a very dangerous venture, and these extended formations were vulnerable to being overrun by enemy cavalry.
Source & Copyright: Sword Collection
REGENCY PERIOD ROSEWOOD BOOK TRAY
Regency period rosewood Book Tray retaining original gilt bronze carrying handles, the central body of finely turned baluster shape supports.
Height 3.75inch (9.52cm)
Width 13.75inch (34.92cm)
Depth 11.00inch (27.94cm)
Ref No. 6594
Scenes of Everyday Life and People in 1790 (Source) by Thomas Rowlandson.
1. A soldier assessing new recruits for the army.
2. A woman driving a phaeton.
3. Couple walking.
4. A solder escorting two women.
5. A tea party.
6. An equestrian about to go on a ride.
7. An industrious woman sewing.
8. A well-dressed man peers at a woman through his eye-glass.
9. A musical interlude with two ladies.
10. An outing in the country.
12. Bird watching or gazing at ships along the seashore?
13. Arrival at an inn, or examining his accounts?
14. Street vendors.
Rowlandson’s little drawings are so…spot on, arent they. Not even the ones that are meant to be caricatures, just these things. They really capture the late Georgian spirit.
The Berkeley monument to a wool merchant at @thecct Spetchley is remarkable in all its alabaster refinery