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Mid C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest of drawers.
Mid C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest of drawers. Very clean and original chest of two short over three long drawer configuration, raised on tall bracket feet. Oak-lined drawers all fitted with original period shaped brass plate handles and solid plate escutcheons . Completely original throughout with minor marks and wear commensurate with age and use. Original oak back-boards. Original locks and working key.

So called 'red walnut' or 'Virginia walnut' from the Eastern part of North America ,was imported in the second quarter of the C18th for cabinet-making following the decline of European walnut timber stocks following the blight and harsh winters which greatly affected it's availability.

Good rich patina and pleasing colour having been waxed and cared for by its previous owners for 4 generations.
A practical chest of elegant, compact proportions.
W 36"
H 36"
D 20"
England c. 1750
Ref: ML 1511
Price: £1,800





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Early C20th Italian cast bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture , after the antique, "Apollo Belvedere".
Early C20th Italian cast bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture, after the antique, "Apollo Belvedere" . Superior quality casting with excellent patina by the 'Sabatino de Angelis & Fils' Foundry , Naples. Signed to rear of base and dated 1904.

The figure of the God is depicted in contrapposto pose, depicted as an archer having just shot an arrow. The subject is thought to show the moment having just slain the Python or serpent guarding Delphi.

The "Apollo Belvedere" or the Pythian Apollo is a celebrated marble sculpture from classical antiquity, now exhibited in the Pio-Clementine Museum of the Vatican Museums , Rome, Italy.

Dark , consistent patina with a greenish hue.
Excellent original condition. This version depicted as the original and completely naked , has an original tiny cast hole for the addition of an optional 'modesty' fig-leaf.
Signed and dated.
H 16"
Italy c.1904
(For a similar example see Christie's "Claudio Bravo Collection" Sale no . 12938 13/07/2016 Lot No. 21 £3000 )
Ref: ML1601
Price: £1,800





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Fine pair of C19th Italian carved serpentine marble 'Grand Tour' souvenir models of the "Medici Lions" , after the antique.
Fine pair of C19th Italian carved serpentine marble 'Grand Tour' souvenir models of the "Medici Lions" ,after the antique. Well-carved pair of green serpentine marble reductions of the famous white marble lions who have ,since 1789 ,guarded the entrance steps of the Loggia dei Lanzi ,Piazza della Signoria, Florence , Italy. Previously at the 'Villa Medici' ,Rome, where they were sited in 1598. One lion being of ancient 2nd Century origin , the other companion carved in the C16th by Flaminio Vacca.

Both male lions are shown with their front paws raised upon a ball or sphere mounted on canted corner bases.

Minor chips to rear of base of one, and an historic repair to a crack across base of other. Bases lined with old baize .

The selected stone of excellent quality and colour . 'Verde Prato' serpentine stone has been quarried near to Prato , North-west of Florence ,for centuries.
W 9"
H 7"
D 3"
Italy , Florence c. 1870
Ref: MLMC 158
Price: £1,800




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Pair C19th French Empire mahogany armchairs
Pair C19th French Empire mahogany armchairs.

Well-proportioned Charles X period 'fauteuils a la reine' mahogany salon armchairs . Cornucopia carved support arms ,shaped front legs and carved anthemion motif decoration.

Re-upholstered ,waxed and cleaned .
Rich colour timber ,excellent condition. (2)

France c.1825
Ref: ML119
Price: £1,800





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Large C19th Anglo-Indian carved padouk circular stool.
C19th Anglo-Indian carved padouk circular stool .Great scale and colour with crisp carving. Joined stretcher base with cone finial to the centre , claw feet with original castors .Open carved frieze with foliate designs. Re-upholstered loose seat in leaf embroidered tapestry within gadrooned border
Dia. 33"
H 20".
India c. 1870
Ref: ML 89
Price: £1,750





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Pair of C19th Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved hardwood inset marble-top jardinière or vase stands
Pair of C19th Chinese late Qing dynasty carved hardwood inset marble-top jardinière or vase stands. Fine tall pair of 'hongmu'/rosewood tables with inset variegated rouge/pink marble tops ,the timber of rich consistent colour and patina. Of superior quality, elegant design and in perfect original condition .Heavily carved with flower-head and foliate detail, carved-edge tops and standing on quadruple supports with carved cross-stretcher bases.
H 36"
Dia(of tops)11".
China c.1890
Ref: MLBO 146
Price: £1,750





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Rare early C19th Regency period papier-mâché tray decorated with fox-hunting scene.
Rare early C19th Regency period papier-mâché tray decorated with fox-hunting scene.

Featuring a rare subject matter for a tray of this type and period , painted with a wooded landscape scene with traditional scarlet-clad and top-hatted riders on horse-back following a pack of hounds in pursuit of a fleeing fox , which is depicted on the crest of the bank.

The broad raised edge of the tray decorated with continuous gilt bamboo decoration, of rectangular shape with gently rounded corners . The dished centre with gilded surround.

The reverse stamped with the impressed mark for the rare and little-known makers of "Dyson & Benson, London" and surmounted by a Crown . Dyson and Benson's "Japan Tin and Paper Tray Manufactory " in London closed in 1823 following bankruptcy. The inventory of the bankruptcy sale included "highly finished Salvers, Trays and waiters in sizes..."

The painting in excellent condition with no losses or damage .

Very minor age crackulature / crazing to the original varnished surface as to be expected.
The original colours retaining a bright hue .

H 23"
W 30"
D 2"
England , London c.1820
Ref: ML 167
Price: £1,750





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Early C19th late George III period carved gilt-wood 3-plate 'landscape' over-mantel mirror.
Early C19th late George III period carved gilt-wood 3-plate 'landscape' over-mantel mirror.

Well-carved and detailed gilt-wood framed mirror , which has been professionally and sympathetically restored and re-gilded approximately 10 years ago ,at what would have been very considerable cost, resulting in a spectacular brightly-burnished landscape-type mirror in first-class condition.

Skilful attention to detail and first-class quality gilding technique have produced an excellent restored mirror.

The plates divided by finely-scaled architectural fluted columns with carved leaf-wrapped Corinthian capital details and 'split-pearl' carving . The frieze with attractive gridded lattice-and-star decoration.. The central rectangular tablet of the frieze with a well-defined carved gilt-wood conch-shell with carved reeds or foliage fronds, to each side. Well-spaced spheres adorn the top below a shaped inverted break-front cornice . Each end fitted with a gilded ball foot to sit upon a chimney-piece or overmantel.

Original centre mirror plate with some atmospheric foxing , the side plates very clear and possibly late C19th replacements.

Overall presented in excellent condition .

H 29"
W 62"
D 6"
England c.1805
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £1,700





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Early C19th George III period bow-front mahogany chest of drawers .
Early C19th George III period bow-front mahogany chest of drawers .

Original turned knob handles with 2 short and 2 long , 'cock-beaded' drawers. Raised on splay feet . The top with moulded edge .

Original throughout , good rich colour and nice small proportions.

W 34"
H 34"
D 18".
England c.1800
Ref: ML127
Price: £1,700




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C19th Regency period rosewood canterbury.
C19th Regency period rosewood Canterbury. Well-figured timber and good colour ,with unusual simulated rosewood base section .Bears original paper trade label inside drawer " J.CRANSTON jnr RINGWOOD" Dished or 'boat' shaped top with integral carrying handle, standing on elegant turned legs with original gilded brass castors. Good original condition , old brass knobs to drawer may be replacements .
H 20"
W 16"
D 14".
England c.1815.
Ref: ML69
Price: £1,700





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Late C18th George III period mahogany 3-tier circular revolving ' dumb-waiter'.
Late C18th George III period mahogany 3-tier circular revolving 'dumb-waiter '. Graduated dished tops with nicely-turned vase columns on shaped tripod supports .No splits or breaks and a good clean example , rich consistent colour .
Dia. (largest tier )24"
H 47".
England c. 1800.

Ref: ML131
Price: £1,600




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C19th Dutch satinwood vitrine /display cabinet
C19th Dutch satinwood vitrine/display cabinet.

Canted corners with Japanese-style black and gold lacquer decoration and fruitwood inlaid cornice detail . Velvet-lined interior, with fitted shelves. Stands on tapering 'spade' feet .

Good colour and clean original condition .

H 60"
W 28"
D 13" (key)
Holland c. 1850
Ref: ML 50
Price: £1,600





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Late C19th matched pair of George III style mahogany library armchairs
Late C19th matched pair of George III style mahogany library armchairs. Of slightly varying proportions, a crisply and identically carved pair of mahogany and pale green leather upholstered armchairs . Serpentine front seats with Vitruvian scroll ('running dog') carving to seat rails. Shell carving to oval 'cameo' backs , with leaf carving to arms and frames. Fluted and carved legs , with carved stop-fluted blocks. The quality mahogany frames have achieved a great rich colour and patination . No rips to hide with good close-nail upholstery and of strong ,robust construction with no damage. Well-executed copies of important C18th period mahogany library chairs.
England c 1880
Ref: MLPOB 1310
Price: £1,600





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Set of 3 C19th Regency period 'Old Sheffield-Plate' meat-covers.
Set of 3 C19th Regency period 'Old Sheffield-Plate' meat covers. Large pair of covers + smaller size with meat-draining dish. All engraved with matching armorial device on inset silver panel,(large covers engraved on both sides), which appears to be a harnessed camel-head (symbolises docility, patience and perseverance in heraldry ) over a Baronets bar. All-over gadrooned ,ribbed and fluted decoration. Generally good original condition , some "bleeding" and minor tarnishing to the plate, and one or two minor dents. No visible makers mark .Detachable leaf- cast scroll handles. Great visual statement for display on a sideboard or serving table and use on the dining table. Pair of large covers W 20"x D 14"x H (inc. handle) 12".
Smaller cover W 16" x D 11" x H 9" .
Dish W 20" x D 15" x H 2 ".
England c.1820
Ref: MLB136
Price: £1,600





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Fine C19th Regency period brass-inlaid rosewood duo of desk casket and book-carry / tray.
Fine C19th Regency period brass-inlaid rosewood duo of desk casket and book-carry / tray.

Superior quality desk-top accessories comprising of a fine balustraded or 'spindle-sided' casket with decorative brass-inlaid panel to lid , and an 'en suite' shallow tray / desk tidy with decorative brass-inlaid sides and brass-strung edge.

The casket of free-standing design with polished interior , standing on compressed bun feet. Beaded edge to the hinged lid and to the base, together with original key. The tray with corresponding finely-turned spindle handles. Both in excellent original condition ,and with a wonderful patina to well-chosen figured timber, in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster.


Casket
W 12"
H 6"
D 8.5"

Tray
W 14"
H 2"(Handles)4"
D 10"
England c. 1815
Ref: ML 1411
Price: £1,600





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Fine C19th carved alabaster sculpture study of Lucretia.
Fine C19th carved alabaster sculpture study of Lucretia. Raised upon a classically decorated architectural plinth , the study of the mortally wounded woman in Roman period costume is believed to depict Lucretia. The subject is shown lain upon an upholstered day-bed with a dagger by her side , the self-inflicted suicidal wound to her breast.

Lucretia was a legendary Roman matron whose fate played a role in the transition from a Roman Kingdom into a Roman Republic. Her suicide after being raped by an Etruscan king's son, Tarquinius, was an immediate cause of the anti-monarchist rebellion that overthrew the monarchy. The incident kindled the flames of dissatisfaction over the tyrannical methods of the last King of Rome , Lucius Tarquinius Superbus .As a result of its sheer impact , the rape itself became a major theme in European art and literature.

In excellent condition and of good colour with a good ,aged ,smooth surface. Fine carved detail to the folds of cloth on the figure and well modelled feet ,hands and face. The figure sits upon pins to the plinth and is detachable. Crisply-carved architectural element details to the plinth base ,wth classical flower-head and leaf carving to central frieze . Minor chip to reverse edge of base.
W 12"
D 5"
H 10"
Italy c. 1870
Ref: ML 1511
Price: £1,600





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Pair of late C18th /early C19th George III period mahogany armchairs.
Pair of late C18th / early C19th George III period mahogany armchairs. Sheraton design and period mahogany framed armchairs , with reeded front legs, arm supports and arms. The interlaced trellis-style back splat with flower-head detail carving .The top-rail with figured tablet panel. Elegant period armchairs made to the designs of Thomas Sheraton, of good proportions and with excellent patina and finish .
Some wear to arms and front legs commensurate with age and use.

Recent serviceable upholstery in quality damask-style fabric. Some re-railing to seat frame has been undertaken in past 50 years.

H(back) 34"
H (arm) 27"
D (seat) 19"
W 22".
England c.1800
Ref: MLMC 1502
Price: £1,600





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Early C19th George IV period mahogany framed gentlemans bergere library or desk armchair of rare form .
Early C19th George IV period mahogany framed gentlemans bergere library or desk armchair of rare form .

Unusual mahogany library chair mounted upon an integral shaped mahogany platform fitted with large spoked brass castors to ease movement and mobility . Undoubtedly a bespoke piece of ingenious early C19th design , allowing easy movement of the chair whilst remaining seated to move around a library or office.

The shaped-back mahogany framed armchair with scroll arms above reeded tapering front legs with a moulded front seat-rail. The shaped flat platform beneath allowing for transportation or storage of books or files. The 4 large brass castors of substantial scale and proportion with gilded brass spoke wheels. The bergere cane-work all original and complete.

In excellent original condition . The timber of good rich colour and patina . An open joint caused by natural shrinkage to rear quarter of the platform .The cane-work in perfect and original condition and the whole benefitting from light use.

H (back) 40"
H (seat) 17"
W 22"
D 26"
England c.1825
Ref: ML 1611
Price: £1,600





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Mid C19th Anglo-Indian Ceylanese carved ebony foot-stool of scroll-ended form .
Mid C19th Anglo-Indian Ceylanese carved ebony foot-stool of scroll-ended form . Well-carved solid ebony stool with reeded frame standing on 'lions-paw' feet . The scroll ends with turned and wrythen-twist carved bars . The whole of finely-figured dense ebony .

Constructed with traditional visible pegs , the frame with removable drop-in seat pad .

Of larger than normal scale for this form of stool produced in ebony .

Probably made in Galle district of Ceylon .

The frame in excellent strong undamaged condition .

W 22"
H 11"
D 14"
Ceylon c. 1850
Ref: ML 167
Price: £1,600





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Matched 'pair' of late C19th/early C20th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood 'kang' tables
Matched 'pair' of late C19th /early C20th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood 'kang' tables.

Matched 'pair' of tables of identical design with slightly differing dimensions, but importantly of same height, colour and patina.

Good quality duo of oblong 'huanghuali' low 'opium' or 'kang' tables with shaped legs , carved and pierced 'fruiting vine' friezes and panelled tops . Of free-standing form.

Both with a good original mellow aged patina , the tops having some minor marks commensurate with age , use and purpose.

Useful pair of tables of low proportions/coffee-table height.

Cleaned and waxed, ready to use .

1. H 12" 2. H 12"
W 30" W 31"
D 16" D 17"

China c.1890
Ref: ML 168
Price: £1,600



 

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