Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 28 December 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.   The Museum of Ryde will be closed from 24th December 2023 to 4th February 2024. We are opening Monday, 5th February 2024. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Beachlands August 1892

Isle of Wight Observer, August 1892

By Order of the Trustees.
For many years the Residence of the late Sir John Lees, Bart. Three days’ sale of the Valuable Furniture, Ornamental China, Books, Silver Plate, Plated Articles and other effects.
MESSRS WALLIS, RIDDETT and DOWN have received instructions from the Trustees, to SELL by AUCTION, on the premises, on WEDNESDAY, August 31st, 1892, and two following days’ the VALUABLE CONTENTS
of the above residence, including Buhl and marqueterie cabinets, large Pier and mantel glasses, a handsome Florentine mirror, nine gilt Louis XVI arm chairs, three gilt console tables, a valuable painted Italian table, oak and gilt chairs in needle-work, two cottage pianofortes, ormulu and crystal candelabra, a massive ormulu inkstand from the Tuileries, choice ornamental china, including a magnificent pair of Bloor Derby vases, 16 inches, and other fine specimens of Crown Derby, Dresden, and Oriental china, handsome Sevres, buhl and ormulu clocks, groups and statuettes of old French biscuit, several valuable bronzes, a large Turkey carpet, mahogany dining room furniture, a fine carved-oak table with inlaid top, Chippendale hall furniture, mahogany bureau, 1100 ounces of silver plate, and a large assortment of plated articles, including epergnes, candelabra, fruit stands, tankards, entrée dishes, dish covers, tea services, trays, &c. About 800 volumes of books, a large telescope on stand, the furniture of 18 bed and dressing rooms, including eight mahogany wardrobes, decorated pine suites, four cheval glasses, &c. Pretty Worcester dessert services, table glass, lots of coppers, and the usual appointments of the servants’ apartments, plants in pots and other effects.
May be viewed on the preceding Monday and Tuesday. Catalogues may be had at the Auctioneers’ Offices, Town Hall Chambers, Ryde

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