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Observer February 1853

HELENA HOUSE, STRAND, RYDE Neat and Elegant Household Goods and Furniture, Clocks, Handsome Chimney Glasses in gilt frames, China Ornaments, Six Iron Bedsteads, &c., &c., by Auction. JOHN E SCOTT has been favoured with Instructions to OFFER FOR SALE BY AUCTION, on the Premises, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, the 22nd and 23rd of MARCH, 1853, at Twelve for One o’Clock precisely, ALL THE NEAT & ELEGANT HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND FURNITURE, Nearly new, of the above Residence, the Property of a Gentleman leaving the Island, which must be Sold without the least Reserve; comprising IN THE DRAWING ROOM Handsome Rosewood Loo Table, Eight ditto Trafalgar Chairs with stuffed seats in Damask, ditto Cabriole Couch, ditto Cheffonier with marble top, ditto Work Table, large Chimney Glass in gilt frame in excellent condition, Easy Chairs, Fancy ditto, Time Piece under glass shade, rich Damask Curtains and Hangings, Brussels Carpet and Rug, Fender and Irons, Chimney Ornaments, Brass Window Poles, Rings, &c. IN THE DINING ROOM Mahogany Telescope Dining Tables, ditto Sofa in hair cloth, ditto Devonport, Eight ditto Dining Chairs, handsome ditto Celeret Sideboard, Ebony Whatnot, Chimney Glass in gilt frame, Damask Curtains, Poles, Rings &c., Time Piece, Brussels Carpet and Rug, Fender and Irons, Chimney Ornaments, &c. THE BED ROOMS Contain Mahogany Four-post Bedstead with handsome cornice and chintz furniture, Half Tester and furniture, French and Six Iron Bedsteads, Hair, Wool and other Mattrasses, (sic) prime Goose-feather Beds, Bolsters and Pillows, Blankets, Counterpanes, Mahogany Wardrobe, ditto Chest of Drawers, Dressing Tables, Wash Stands and Ware, handsome Dressing Glasses, Bedsteps, Commodes, Biddets, Towel Airers, Carpets, Chairs, &c. AN EXCELLENT ASSORTMENT OF KITCHEN UTENSILS Handsome Dinner Service, China and Glass, and various other Effects, which must be Sold without the least Reserve. Catalogues may be had of the Auctioneer, and the Goods viewed the Day preceding and Mornings of Sale, to commence precisely at Twelve for One o’Clock. Auction Offices, 77, Union Street, Ryde February 25, 1853.

August 1855

HAWTHORN HOUSE, STRAND, RYDE Modern Household Furniture, Horsehair Mattrasses, and Bedding, new within the last twelve months, by Auction. EDWARD MARVIN has received instructions from the Proprietor, Mr Thomas Ball, in consequence of the house being let unfurnished for a term of years, to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, on the Premises, on Friday, August 31, 1855, at 12 o’clock precisely, the principal part of The Furniture of the Above Residence Part having been taken by the incoming Tenant, comprising :- In the Sitting Rooms – Set of Mahogany chairs, lounging chairs, handsome rosewood chairs covered in velvet, mahogany and rosewood couches, loo tables, card, occasional, and lady’s work ditto, set of 5ft.-wide superior extensible dining tables, rosewood cheffonier with marble slab and plate-glass pannels, (sic) mahogany ditto, mahogany cellaret sideboard richly carved, elegant chimney and oval glasses in gilt frames rosewood and walnut whatnots, lady’s rosewood secretaire, bronzed fenders and fire irons, &c. The Bed Rooms comprise :- Very superior-made and richly-carved Spanish mahogany Arabian bedsteads with damask furnitures, capital bordered horse-hair mattrasses in linen ticks, goose-feather beds, bolsters, and pillows, a lady’s mahogany wing wardrobe, tallboy and lobby chests of drawers, toilet and washhand tables with marble tops, supported on carved scrolls, with dressing glasses of large dimensions of a very superior description, towel airers, commodes, bed steps, cane-seat chairs, fenders and fire irons, &c. together with the furniture of five bedrooms in japanned work. Miscellaneous – Kitchen tables and chairs, meat screen, press bedsteads, kitchen clock, butler’s tray and stand, set of dish covers, fenders and fire irons, and various other effects, which will be enumerated in Catalogues, and may be viewed the day preceding the Sale. Auction Offices, 9 Union-street, Ryde.

November 1866

DUNDAS HOUSE, STRAND, RYDE Neat and Modern Household Furniture, Chimney Glasses, Plated Articles, China and Glass, Kitchen and Culinary Utensils, &c. (nearly new) JOHN E SCOTT has received instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, on the premises, Dundas House, Strand, Ryde, on TUESDAY, November 13, 1866, at 1 o’clock precisely, without reserve, the FURNITURE and EQUIPMENT, of the above residence; comprising:- In the Drawing Room – Six walnut ware chairs in green rep, cabriole sofa and lady’s chair in ditto, handsome cheffioneer with plate glass back, glass panels to doors, and marble top, superior walnut wood loo table with inlaid top, coffee and occasional tables, chimney glass in gilt frame, whatnot, chimney ornaments, engravings framed and glazed, fender and fire irons. In the Dining Room – Felt carpet and hearth rug, telescope dining table with extra leaves and screw to ditto, six mahogany dining room chairs in American leather, easy chair, library ditto and couch, mahogany cheffioneer sideboard, chimney glass, oil paintings and engravings &c. In the Bed Rooms – Mahogany and japanned Arabian bedsteads and chintz furnitures, iron French bedsteads, soft matresses, goose-feather beds, bolsters and pillows, blankets and Marseilles quilts, mahogany and painted chests of drawers, mahogany and painted washstands and toilet services, bed room chairs, towel horses, Kidderminster carpets, fenders and fire irons, commodes &c. Kitchen and culinary utensils, china, glass, barometer,hat stand, stair carpets and other useful effects. On view the day preceding and morning of sale, and Catalogues can be obtained of the Auctioneer. Auction Offices, 75 Union-street, Ryde, Nov 5th

December 1866

TURRET VILLA, STRAND, RYDE Household Furniture and Effects, for Sale by Auction. MARVIN and SONS are instructed to SELL by AUCTION, on the premises, as above, on THURSDAY, December 13, 1866, at 12 o’clock precisely, all the FURNITURE and EFFECTS (the house being required for railway purposes), which comprise, – Brussels carpets, rugs, shaped fenders and irons, chimney glasses in gilt frames, mahogany loo and telescope tables, couches and chairs in hair seating and damask, easy chair in morocco, damask window suits, rosewood card table, whatnot, oil paintings, mahogany cheffioneer, ditto sideboard, mirror in gilt frame, &c., mahogany four-post, beech and japanned French bedsteads, paliasses, wool and hair mattrasses, feather beds, bolsters and pillows, blankets and counterpanes, mahogany wing wardrobes, painted upright ditto, mahogany commodes, washstands, dressing tables, glasses, chamber ware, cane-seat chairs, fenders and irons, window curtains, stair and landing carpets, wool mats, brass rods, floor cloth, hall chairs, iron umbrella stand; the usual kitchen utensils, china and glass, together with sundry other useful effects. On view the day previous to sale. Catalogues may be obtained of the Auctioneers. Auction Offices, 9 Union-street, Ryde. Return to main Houses page