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Four Day Antiques and Fine Art Auction  March 2015

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A William IV Gothic Revival mahogany chamber barrel organ, by Joseph Walker, High Holborn, London, two 42cm barrels playing ten tunes with sixteen notes, four stops, the case crested by trefoils and crocketed pinacles, the door with further conforming pinacles, above a frieze of blind tracery, shaped bracket feet, 120cm high, 58cm wide, paper label to barrel, c.1835  Joseph William Walker (1802-1870) was apprenticed in 1816 to celebrated London organ builder George Pike England and established himself in Soho in 1826 taking over England's Holborn works in 1828 before moving to Francis Street, off Tottenham Court Road, London, in c. 1837. The fiorm specialised in small pipe organs and mechanical instruments at first but from the 1850s began to make full scale organs. The firm is still in existence, being now known as J. W. Walker & Sons, of Brandon (Suffolk) and Devizes (Wilts.)
sold for £1900.00

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A William IV Gothic Revival mahogany chamber barrel organ, by Joseph Walker, High Holborn, London, two 42cm barrels playing ten tunes with sixteen notes, four stops, the case crested by trefoils and crocketed pinacles, the door with further conforming pinacles, above a frieze of blind tracery, shaped bracket feet, 120cm high, 58cm wide, paper label to barrel, c.1835 Joseph William Walker (1802-1870) was apprenticed in 1816 to celebrated London organ builder George Pike England and established himself in Soho in 1826 taking over England's Holborn works in 1828 before moving to Francis Street, off Tottenham Court Road, London, in c. 1837. The fiorm specialised in small pipe organs and mechanical instruments at first but from the 1850s began to make full scale organs. The firm is still in existence, being now known as J. W. Walker & Sons, of Brandon (Suffolk) and Devizes (Wilts.)

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