SH141 - The Contents of the Head Keeper's Cottage

Auction Details

Sunday 12 November 2017 at 1:00pmWoollahra Hotel Function Room, 116 Queen Street, Woollahra, Sydney

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167 Old South Head Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
Friday 10 November 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 11 November 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 12 November 9.00am – 12noon
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Macquarie Light Station, Vaucluse

Featuring the Australiana Collection of Adisa and George Pompei

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  • 1_1
    LOT 001

    Australian Shellwork Lighthouse Lamp


    c. 1920

    electrified, lamp in working order, few shells deficient

    EST.$400 - $600Sold for$600 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 40 cm diameter 28 cm
    • Provenance: John Hawkins Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 2_2
    LOT 002

    Large Australian Shellwork Covered Box

    of rectangular shape, applied with various shells (A/F)

    EST.$300 - $500Sold for$540 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 28 cm width 49 cm depth 33 cm
    • Provenance: John Hawkins Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 3_2
    LOT 003

    Australian Shellwork Picture of a Vase


    19th Century

    on velvet lining, in giltwood frame (A/F)

    EST.$500 - $700Sold for$900 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 71 x 55 cm
    • Provenance: Ancanthe Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • shellwork 4
    LOT 004

    Shellwork Picture


    19th Century

    in a square giltwood frame

    EST.$300 - $500Sold for$420 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 45 x 45 cm
    • Provenance: Ancanthe Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 5_11
    LOT 005

    Shellwork and Seaweed Picture with Inscription


    19th Century

    hand written 'We are not weeds we are flowers of the sea…', in oval giltwood frame

    EST.$300 - $500Sold for$660 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 32 x 40 cm
    • Provenance: Ancanthe Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 6_22
    LOT 006

    Fern Work Picture


    New South Wales, c. 1870

    ferns, lichen, moss on paper, framed, together with book (2)

    EST.$1,000 - $1,500Sold for$960 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 81 x 68 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of David Ell, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
    • Labels: Ann Toy, Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, Elizabeth Bay House, Hearth and Home - Women's Decorative Arts and Crafts 1800-1930, illustrated p. 63
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  • 7_22
    LOT 007

    Shellwork Picture


    c. 1830

    depicting an English house façade, framed

    EST.$800 - $1,200Sold for$720 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 46 x 49 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of William Bradshaw, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • shellwork 8
    LOT 008

    Impressive Armorial Shellwork Picture


    19th Century

    depicting Australian Coat of Arms, framed

    EST.$4,000 - $6,000Sold for$5,280 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: 67 x 97 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of David Ell, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 9_11
    LOT 009

    Australian Coral and Shell Arrangement


    c. 1850

    displayed in original cedar and glass case

    EST.$800 - $1,200Sold for$1,200 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 45 cm width 71 cm depth 42 cm
    • Provenance: Ancanthe Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 10_11
    LOT 010

    Large Sponge

    together with a smaller sponge (2)

    EST.$400 - $600
    • Measurements: approx. height 33 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 11_11
    LOT 011

    Four Various Sea Shells

    (4)

    EST.$50 - $100Sold for$72 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Provenance: Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 12_12
    LOT 012

    Victorian Leatherwork Mirror


    New South Wales, c. 1880

    of oval shape, applied tooled leather flowers, original glass mirror

    EST.$1,500 - $2,500Sold for$2,520 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 150 cm 92 cm
    • Provenance: Marvin Hurnall Antiques, Melbourne, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
    • Labels: Women’s Arts & Crafts Society, The Rocks, Sydney
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  • 13_12
    LOT 013

    Anglo Indian Mahogany Folding Stool


    19th Century

    with brown leather straps

    EST.$400 - $600Sold for$480 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 33 cm
    • Provenance: Christopher Clarke Antiques, Gloucestershire, England, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • cedar chiffonier 14
    LOT 014

    Australian Colonial Cedar Chiffonier


    New South Wales, c. 1845

    the carved backboard with shelf on 'S' scroll supports above a single cushion-shaped drawer, over a pair of panelled doors flanked by turned tapering columns, on turned feet

    EST.$5,000 - $7,000Sold for$4,800 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 129 cm width 117 cm depth 49 cm
    • Provenance: John Hawkins Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
    • Labels: Kevin Fahy & Andrew Simpson, Australian Furniture : Pictorial History and Dictionary, 1788 - 1938, illustrated
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  • 15_11
    LOT 015

    Australian Colonial Cedar Grecian Sofa, New South Wales


    c. 1826-27

    the comb-back carved with flowers and acanthus leaves, over-scrolled arms with carved acanthus leaves, ogee moulded front rail and raised on turned feet, with second generation black horsehair upholstery

    EST.$8,000 - $12,000Sold for$7,920 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 100 cm width 230 cm depth 63 cm
    • Provenance: The Leppington House, New South Wales, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. L. Oakman, Campbeltown, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
    • Labels: Clifford Craig, Kevin Fahy and E. Graeme Robertson, Early Colonial Furniture in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, 1971, illustrated p. 99; This sofa is based on a design by Peter and Michael Angelo Nicholsen and found in Peter Nicholsen's Practical Cabinet-Maker, 1827 (plate 79)
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  • anglo indian chair 16
    LOT 016

    Set of Six Anglo Indian Rosewood Drawing Room Chairs


    c. 1840-50

    each with carved open back on scroll supports, mauve damask upholstered seat, raised on two fluted front legs and two sabre back legs (6)

    EST.$2,500 - $4,500Sold for$2,400 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 85 cm
    • Provenance: Warwick Oakman Antiques, Hobart, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • anglo indian table 17
    LOT 017

    Anglo Indian Teak Tripod Table


    Early 19th Century

    rectangular top above a tripod base carved with acanthus leaves

    EST.$1,000 - $1,500
    • Measurements: height 75 cm width 74 cm depth 58 cm
    • Provenance: Tullochs Auctions, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • table pen 18
    LOT 018

    English Campaign Mahogany Pembroke Table


    c. 1800

    with two leaves, side drawers and secret compartment, on removable turned legs terminating in brass castors

    EST.$2,000 - $4,000
    • Measurements: height 75 width cm 90 depth 53 cm
    • Provenance: Christopher Clarke Antiques, Gloucestershire, England, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 19_11
    LOT 019

    Victorian Tapestry Frame


    Tasmania, c. 1850

    on turned trestle supports, adjustable

    EST.$500 - $700
    • Measurements: height 112 cm width 90 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • cedar shelves 20
    LOT 020

    Australian Colonial Cedar Shelves


    c. 1860

    having four open shelves with turned finials and supports

    EST.$500 - $700Sold for$720 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 112 cm width 76 cm depth 20.5 cm
    • Provenance: Evandale Antiques, Tasmania, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • art deco lamp 21
    LOT 021

    Art Deco Floor Lamp


    c. 1930

    steel S form base, with original pleated embroidered shade

    EST.$400 - $600Sold for$840 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 153 cm
    • Provenance: Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 22_1
    LOT 022

    Australian Colonial Cedar Stool


    Tasmania, 19th Century

    on turned baluster legs joined by stretchers

    EST.$300 - $500Sold for$540 Including Buyer's Premium
    • Measurements: height 70 cm
    • Provenance: Warwick Oakman Antiques, Hobart, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 23_11
    LOT 023

    Australian Colonial Cedar Hanging Shelves


    Early 19th century

    with four open shelves and carved supports

    EST.$700 - $900
    • Measurements: height 90 cm width 77 cm depth 16 cm
    • Provenance: Andrew Simpson Antiques, Sydney, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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  • 24_1
    LOT 024

    Australian Colonial Cedar Piano Stool


    Tasmania, c. 1830

    horsehair upholstered seat, on four turned and splayed legs, adjustable

    EST.$2,000 - $3,000
    • Measurements: height 46 cm
    • Provenance: Warwick Oakman Antiques, Hobart, Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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