Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this this exceptionally rare very large Georgian Irish flamed mahogany wine cooler with Lion head handles circa 1810 owned by Sir Charles Alexander Anderson lieutenant general for the British Army
Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only, for an accurate quote please send me your postcode
There are around 50-100 high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page
This piece is exceptionally large, it could hold maybe 30 bottles with ease, it comes complete with the original lining, the handles are Regency Lion knockers, the original castors are in place so is easy to move around, the feet very ornate Lion hairy paw, on its own this is a very desirable and highly collected piece of furniture
It comes with a transport label to the base F. LE Gallais & Sons Depositories Jersey who are a property and storage company that have been in business for over 90 years
Also detailed on the label is Sir C Anderson for Sir Charles Alexander Anderson, full details:-
Charles Alexander Anderson
Lieutenant General Sir Charles Alexander Anderson, KCB, KCIE, AM (10 February 1857 – 20 February 1940) was Commander of British Troops in South China.
Military career Anderson was commissioned into the Royal Horse Artillery in 1876. He took part in the Jowaki-Afridi expedition 1877, the Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1878 and the Burma expedition in 1885. He went to the North West Frontier in India in 1897. He was awarded the Albert Medal for an event at Ferozepore on 30 August 1906 when a fire broke out in one of the Magazines of the Ferozepore Arsenal. The citation reads: Major-General Anderson, who directed the subsequent operations from the roof at the edge of the Magazine Compound, at a distance of some 20 yards, having ordered all persons to be cleared out of the fort, and placed a cordon round it at 1,000 yards distance, a steam fire engine was got to work, and the fire party which had been organised commenced their highly dangerous task of clearing cell No. 8 in which was stored some 19,000 lbs of gunpowder; they eventually succeeded in so doing, thereby cutting off the fire by the intervention of an empty cell. Had the powder in this cell exploded, the explosion must have been communicated to cells in an adjoining magazine, where 300,000 lbs of gunpowder were stored.
He was appointed Commander of 1st Brigade for the Bazaar Valley expedition in 1908, and went on to be Commander of the Mohmand Field Force later that year. He was appointed Commander of British Troops in South China in 1910. He served in the First World War as General Officer Commanding the Southern Army in India from 1917. He retired in 1920. In 1921, he was conferred the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the emperor of Japan.
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask
The box has been cleaned waxed and polished from top to bottom, it has some light scratches in one place on top, a small piece of the carved foot is missing, I can have it replace for a small fee, the whole thing can be French polished and made to look gallery ready, personally it looks perfect as it is
Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid
DELIVERY OR COLLECTION
This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland.
Please contact me via email or my contact information is under the business seller section of the listing with your postcode for a delivery quotation.
Please be sure to include which item you would like to buy as the price is determined on size and distance, if you would like more than one piece of furniture the courier offers a substantial discount on the second and third item, for international shipping please view the below information
Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouse’s, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text
We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, PayPal or bacs prior to collection We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £10 a week storage fee will apply for the first two weeks
Please ask before purchase should you wish us to hold something for longer than two weeks, if after three months your item isn’t collected you will forfeit your payment and the item will be placed for sale again
Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition
Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade
COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CAN’T BE POSTED)
Absolutely nothing is sent for free, every item has a specific price for delivery, please ask for a quote before you bid and not after
Your invoice will be sent with zero balance in the delivery section, this is because all delivery fees are paid directly to the courier company to keep your costs down, if we charge you through ebay we have to add ebay and paypal fees, vat and other taxes to make sure the courier company are paid the exact amount they charge
We can arrange delivery nationwide, mostly with Wimbledon couriers, for Europe we use two reasonably priced professional companies that we trust, for the rest of the world it is location specific
Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team
Delivery is to the ground floor only, again if you need help upstairs or in flats etc that’s absolutely not a problem, the couriers charge £10-£20 per flight per man per item, if you have a working elevator then naturally there’s no additional fee
All courier fees are paid by yourself directly to the courier company, the contract for delivery is between yourselves the client and whichever courier you chose from those available I’m happy to accommodate your own courier after a cleared payment has been received, they need to book in a collection time with at least 24 hour’s notice, all collections must be made within 14 working days of the close of the auction unless agreed by prior arrangement
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERYS 2018
Delivery time can take two to three weeks depending on the courier’s routes for the above mentioned countries The price listed is just a guide, please contact us for a quote before buying, if you have your own courier or wish to book the collection in yourself we are happy to accommodate you