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Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 2

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 606

3 Antique Gun Cases Incl. Westley Richards, James Purdey

Estimate: $400 - $500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
1st Item: Antique gun case with rosewood exterior, mortised brass corner reinforcements and screws, brass sliding latch mechanisms, and non-monogrammed brass medallion; interior reworked in new green felt with stabilized partitions, retains matching felt cloth and chromed gun oil jar stamped "Made in England" underneath. Exterior 32" L x 8 1/4" D x 3 1/2" H. Large interior compartment 17" L x 4 3/4" D. 2nd Item: Antique English gun case from James Purdey & Sons, having wood construction covered in waxed canvas with leather straps and edge reinforcements, brass slide release latch; original red felt interior with label reading "James Purdey & Sons, LTD., Gun & Rifle Makers, Audley House, South Audley Street, London"; accompanied by leather scope case (Note: case originally built for a Mannlicher Schoenauer Model 1903 take-down rifle with 23" bbl). Exterior: 37 3/4" L x 10" D x 3 3/4" H; Large interior compartment 34". 3rd Item: Early 20th C. gun case from L. Westley Richards & Co., having wood construction covered in waxed canvas with leather straps, brass buckles and corner reinforcements, leather handle, and original slide latch locking mechanism. Interior rebuilt and relined in green felt with paper Westley Richards label intact; retains cleaning rod, Westley Richards emblazoned oil jar and cloth, and cleaning patches. Exterior with travel-worn patina, including a label remnant for the Hotel Homann of Bandoeng, Java. (Note: case originally housed a Westley Richards 318 Accelerated Express Model 1903 take-down rifle with 26" bbl). Exterior: 28 1/2" L x 9 1/4" D x 4" H; Large interior compartment 22" L.


Rosewood: excellent condition with a few handling marks, no key present. Purdey: leather straps and buckles replaced, light handling marks, no key present. Westley: Good overall condition with expected wear; some leather replaced, painted number on exterior end; no key present.

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Bank: Pinnacle Bank
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