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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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Pair of early C20th French Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted marble lamps.
Pair of early C20th French Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted marble lamps.

Elegant pair of vase-shaped ovoid-bodied rose-coloured marble lamps with well-cast ormolu mounts and embellishments .

Mounted with twin scroll handle mounts with classical Ram's or Goat's-head mask motifs . The figured rose marble bodies with cast-ormolu draped swags with flower-head detail . The domed fixed 'lid' covers fitted with bronzed tubular stems with double lamp-holders above and terminating with cast-ormolu ring shade supports and 'flambeau' finials .

The ovoid bodies supported on a fleched or feather design mounts unto a turned socle with ribbon-design ormolu ring mount , onto a square plinth block base fitted with moulded cast-bronze edging.

Can be rewired to client's specification (included in price).

No shades included.

H (overall including fixings) 33"
H (bodies) 15"
W 7"
Base 5.5" sq.
France c.1900
Ref: ML 168
Price: £1,600





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Late C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture, after the antique , "The Medici Lion".
Late C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture, after the antique, "The Medici Lion". Well-executed carved alabaster model of good scale depicting the iconic Medici lion . The sculpture has striking black and grey veining to the stone , particularly to the head and mane areas of the lion. Mounted upon an integral canted-corner plinth base.
The lion is depicted with its paw raised upon a sphere or ball, the tail coiled beneath his hind quarters. The mouth of the beast is portrayed as half-open displaying the teeth , alluding to its ferocity .
Excellent attention to detail with well-carved mane and coat , with rib-cage definition and defined musculature expressing the power and majesty of the subject.

The Lion and his companion sculpture guard the entrance steps of the Loggia Dei Lanzi , Piazza della Signoria, Florence ,Italy. Previously sited at the 'Villa Medici' Rome from 1598 , until moved to their present site in 1789. Of the two , one lion being of ancient 2nd century origin , whilst the companion sculpture was carved in the C16th by Flaminio Vacca. This sculpture being a copy of Vacca's lion , with the ball under it's left front paw and modelled to 'sinister' .

A minor historic professionally repaired crack to one corner of the plinth base.
No chips , cracks, repairs or losses to the lion .

H 10"
W 14"
D 6"
Italy c. 1880
Ref: ML 165
Price: £1,600





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Pair of late C19th brass-bound oak semi-circular umbrella/stick-stands of 'coopered' construction.
Pair of late C19th brass-bound oak semi-circular umbrella/stick-stands of 'coopered' construction. Well-designed flat-backed umbrella stands each with 3 brass bands over a slatted oak body . Weighted heavily-moulded bases for stability and balance, with integral handle to the back. The interiors fitted with a lift-out blacked-tin or zinc liners with hinged loop handles.

Excellent original condition with marks and wear to bases and liners commensurate with age , use and purpose.

The timber having achieved a good rich patina and colour , have been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
One stand of slightly lighter colour having been exposed to more sunlight.

Both in excellent ready-to-use condition .Useful additions to a hall, boot-room or vestibule, the scarcity of a pair bringing great symmetry to a scheme.

H (back) 33"
W (base) 14"
England c. 1880
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £1,600





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Pair C19th rosewood cabriole-leg stools.
Pair C19th rosewood stools. Serpentine outline, oblong-shaped stools on cabriole legs with carved cartouche detail to freizes and carved scroll feet. Excellent condition and rich colour to frames , newly upholstered in rose coloured damask in the traditional manner.
H 16"
W 20"
D 18 " .
England c.1850
Ref: ML 941
Price: £1,500





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Early C20th George II period style mahogany double chair-back settee.
Early C20th George II period style mahogany double chair-back settee. Quality carved mahogany framed Chippendale design chair-back settee on triple shaped carved acanthus-leaf wrapped cabriole legs with scroll "French" foot and shaped arms. . Flower-head and ribbon carving to front rail . Well-carved pierced and interlaced splats , with leaf, rosette and scroll-carved top-rail.

Excellent condition and rich colour timber , with clean upholstered seat cover with close-nail /stud finish.
W 54"
H(back)38"
H(seat)18".
England c.1920
Ref: MLCA 145
Price: £1,450





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Early C19th George IV period mahogany 2-tier revolving 'dumb-waiter ' attributed to Gillows of Lancaster.
Early C19th George IV period mahogany 2-tier revolving 'dumb-waiter' attributed to Gillows of Lancaster.

Superb quality mahogany double-tiered circular 'dumb-waiter' , following a pattern and design by Gillows of Lancaster and London . The tiers with a moulded edge and of dished form , separated by a turned base stem . Raised upon a tripod base with carved leaf detail to the 'knees' , reeded detail to the down-swept legs terminating in a claw-footed patinated brass castor.

An excellent grade of timber with its original surface and polish which has achieved a rich patina.

This dining-room 'dumb-waiter' with its reed enrichments, vase-turned pillar, and voluted Grecian-reeded leg and claw castor , corresponds to a design dated 1830 in the "Estimate Sketch Book" (no. 3962) of Gillow of London and Lancaster executed for a Mr.Bastard.

*NB. An almost identical model sold by Christies , London , Lot 137, Sept.20th 2001 3760.
H 36"
W 26"
D 26"
England c.1830
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £1,450





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Late C19th/early C20th French Empire style siena marble 4-glass mantel clock of architectural Portico design .
Late C19th /early C20th French Empire-style siena marble 4-glass mantel clock of architectural Portico design . Superb quality Convent Siena or Brocatello Siena marble cased '4-glass' clock fitted with 8-day striking movement. (Strikes on the hour and half-hour)

The case decorated with neo-classically-inspired ormolu bronze mounts, the corners with 4 darkly-patinated reeded bronze columns with polished caps and bases. The white enamel dial with Roman numerals , quarter 'Arab' markers with high-quality 'engine-turned' centre and engraved surround .

The gilded bronze pendulum featuring a Bacchus mask .The gilded brass interior and high-polished movement in exceptional condition . The steel coiled gong having been 'blued' , the loop 'Breguet' style hands also of 'blued' steel .

The case raised on turned gilded compressed bun feet.
Opening hinged glass doors to front and rear.

A superior quality time-piece of highly decorative design and of arresting colour and scale.

In full-working order. The movement will be fully-serviced and checked prior to delivery.

H 16"
W 9.5"
D 6"
France c. 1900
Ref: ML166
Price: £1,450





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Large pair of early C20th composition classical terrace/garden vases ,of campana form and copies of the antique Gaeta vase.
Large pair of early C20th composition classical design terrace/garden vases , of campana form and copies of the antique Gaeta vase.

Highly decorative pair of reconstituted or 'cast-stone' vases decorated with all-round classical figure relief and with satyr, or Bacchus mask, handle terminals . Raised on a spreading fluted foot onto to a square base, the top roll-over edge with 'egg and dart' detail .

Faithful copies of the esteemed ancient carved marble Gaeta vase now in the National Museum , Naples ,Italy . Named after the town of its discovery in central Italy , the antique Gaeta vase was created by the Greek sculptor Salpion in 1st century B.C .

The decoration represents Hermes,the Greek God, giving the infant Dionysus to the Nymphs to raise and educate him .

Of good large scale with a pleasing weathered patina and surface. Each vase in two sections for ease of movement , and located on a central spigot .

One old repair to cracked corner of square base . No chips , repairs or breaks to bodies .

Great decorative statement , would work equally well indoors or out, whether in a terrace or garden setting , hallway or orangery.

H 36"
D 25"
W 25"
Base 16.5" sq.
England or Italy c.1920
Ref: ML 1612
Price: £1,450





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Late C18th George III period mahogany 'butler's cabinet' or serving buffet.
Late C18th George III period mahogany 'butler's cabinet' or serving buffet.

A good quality fitted side cabinet of rare form . Purchased from a local 'time capsule' period property where it had stood in the "Butler's Pantry" , a small annex room between the main dining room and the kitchen . Traditionally used by a butler as a serving/preparation area prior to serving wine etc in the dining room .

The cabinet having a most unusual drawer format , 2 short 'cock-beaded' drawers both above and below the panelled cupboard doors .
The interior fitted with 2 removable and adjustable sliding cutlery or silver trays , with 'ladder-racking' sides. Each slide fitted with a recessed brass ring handle .
The 2 sets of drawers each fitted with original turned knob handles .

The upper section with a shelf and three-quarter galleried back , formed from the solid mahogany sides. The whole raised on 4 original elegant turned feet . The door fitted with original working lock and key , the key-hole fitted with a shield-shaped bone escutcheon.

A rare and highly practical piece of dining room or reception room furniture with good storage and functionality.

Excellent original condition , rich colour and patination . The top with minor marks commensurate with age , wear and purpose .

H(full) 49"
H( to top surface) 36"
W 33"
D 16"
England c.1800
Ref: ML 1611
Price: £1,450





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Early C19th George IV period reclining mahogany library armchair in the manner of Robert Daws' patent design .
Early C19th George IV period reclining mahogany library armchair in the manner of Robert Daws' patent design .

Smart mahogany gentlemans rcling mahogany armchair in the manner of Robert Daws . Excellent quality armchair raised on shaped fluted front supports with conforming design legs to the pull-out stool/foot-rest section , all fitted with original brass castors . The arms with well-carved detail and scroll terminals with leaf-wrapped detail .

The adjustable rake back and stool/foot-rest adjusted with a sprung button release fitted into the side of the frame .The back supported by a turned lateral bar with fine detail. The shaped back legs fitted with original brass castors.

The frame in excellent condition and of rich patina and colour . In need of recovering , presented here in partially stripped state . A price for recovering in fabric of client's choice and selection can be quoted.

*Robert Daws patented his "Improved Recumbent chair" in 1827 and traded from 17, Margaret St .Cavendish Sq. London.
Though not labelled this chair is undoubtedly to his design and build quality.

H(back)40"
H(seat) 15"
W 26"
D (closed) 36"
England c.1830


Ref: ML 1611
Price: £1,400





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Interesting early C19th Chinese pale hardwood centre / lamp table
Interesting early C19th Chinese pale hardwood centre / lamp table.

Of free-standing oblong form , useful-scale Chinese pale-coloured hardwood table , possibly cedar. The 'floating panel' top with an historic repaired crack to centre. The bases of the square-section legs with various historic repairs and splices , undoubtedly alluding to it's age and regard . The stepped open-fretted friezes with carved details ,and each with unusual carved baluster archaic vase-shaped motif inserts . The base of the legs with a carved inverted foot and united with stretchers.

A rare pale colour and patina with attractive grain and lustre.

Various marks and stains to top commensurate with age ,use and purpose.

H 30"
W 22"
D 15"
China c.1800
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £1,400





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Set of 6 early C19th George IV period mahogany dining chairs of exceptional quality.
Set of 6 early C19th George IV period mahogany dining chairs of exceptional quality.

Heavy quality set of dining chairs of outstanding colour and patina. Raised on reeded fore-legs with turned feet , shaped drop-in seats with original leather-cloth covers, the tops of frame decorated with turned paterae. The backs with a figured mahogany reeded tablet and wide lumbar bar supports.

In excellent original condition, possibly made by Gillows of Lancaster ,though unmarked.

H(back)32"
H(seat) 17.5"
W 18"
D 17"
England c.1825
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £1,400





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Early C20th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze bust study of Homer after the antique.
Early C20th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze bust study of Homer after the antique. Well-cast desk-top bronze study by Sabatino de Angelis et Fils , Naples.
Mounted upon a turned Siena marble socle , signed upon the edge of the shoulder by the foundry and dated 1906.

Homer is best known as the author of the works of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He was believed by the Greeks to have been first and greatest of the epic poets and also author of the first known literature of Europe.

The British Museum has a marble bust dating to the Hellenistic period , portraying an idealised portrayal of Homer and a study upon which this bronze version is based.

Sabatino Foundry was established in Naples in 1840 and had a large catalogue of varied bronze sculptures and statues , they were renowned for producing castings from the antiquities in the collection of the Museo Nazionale Archeologico ,Naples , which they continued to produce until around 1915.

H(overall) 11"
Italy , Naples c.1905
Ref: ML163
Price: £1,400





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Early C19th French Charles X period Empire-design mahogany 'gueridon'.
Early C19th French Charles X period Empire-design mahogany 'gueridon'. Boldly-designed circular mahogany gueridon/centre table. The well-patinated circular top supported on 4 strong Empire-design columns onto a concave-sided platform beneath. The whole raised on compressed and stylised lion's paw feet. Excellent colour and condition. Useful scale lamp or centre-table.
Dia. 30 "
H 29 " .
France c. 1830
Ref: MLTH 148
Price: £1,400





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C19th Anglo-Indian brass-bound teak travelling writing/correspondence box.
C19th Anglo-Indian brass-bound teak travelling writing/correspondence box. Exceptional quality heavy-weight brass-bound teak box with multiple brass strapping, corners and re-inforcements , together with decorative brass-inlaid design . The interior with brass string inlay to numerous hinged and ring-handled compartments, trays, hidden 'secret' drawers and sections, together with lift-out centre pen-tray and internal 'well'. The interior lid fitted as a letter/document rack. Fitted with an English brass lock (stamped VR with crown , "Secure Lever") together with original key. The front with decorative brass-inlaid floral panel and star motifs , the sides fitted with heavy-gauge brass 'swan-neck' carrying handles with stops.

Good rich colour and patina , all complete with no damage or losses.

Probably custom-made as a Military campaign officer's piece, or supplied to an official of the governing classes or officer of the East India Company.
W 19"
D 10"
H 11"
India c. 1860
Ref: MLPS 1411
Price: £1,400





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Pair of late C19th French ormolu-mounted agate/marble vases in Louis XVI style.
Pair of late C19th French ormolu-mounted agate/marble vases in Louis XVI style.

Strikingly-figured pair of hard-stone bodied vases with gilt-bronze mounts on square block bases. Of fluorspar-type striated stone with cast twin scroll handles with flower-head terminals, beaded ormolu ring to the necks ,and fitted with pineapple finials to the fixed 'lids'. The vase body supported in a 'cup' of 'fletched' feathers onto a turned gilded foot.

Smart quality pair of highly decorative urns for a chimney-piece or side-cabinet.

H 14"
Base 4"x 4"
France c.1890
Ref: MLTHS 154
Price: £1,400





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C19th ormolu-mounted burr-walnut 2-drawer writing/centre table
C19th ormolu-mounted burr-walnut 2-drawer writing/centre table. Superior quality English-made walnut library table of French Louis XVI style and taste. Of free-standing form fitted 2 frieze drawers, with 'dummy' drawers to reverse and conforming end friezes .

Ormolu mounts to all central friezes , ormolu waist beading and ormolu lock escutcheons. Raised on line-inlaid square section tapering legs , terminating with ormolu bead trim to a brass and porcelain castor. The cross-banded and inlaid top with "book-matched" tightly-figured burr walnut quarter-veneered central panel , with geometric design box-wood line-inlay .Cross-grain 'thumb-moulded' edge.

With original single key operating both lockable mahogany-lined drawers, fitted with quality stamped English locks.
Mint clean , original condition , cleaned and waxed in our workshops, ready to use.

Excellent quality well-chosen veneers , good original colour and patina. Useful scale table which could be utilised in any number of situations and functions.
H 29"
H(kneehole)24"
W 42"
D 25"
England c.1860
Ref: MLJG 156
Price: £1,350





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Rare C19th olive-wood pedestal table from the Holy Land with Hebrew ink inscriptions.
Rare C19th olive-wood pedestal table from the Holy Land with Hebrew ink inscriptions. Finely figured olive-wood segmented veneered cross-banded top with central Hebrew black ink inscription translating as "Jerusalem". The octagonal 'end grain' moulded-edge top with black ink inscriptions in four opposing corners probably denoting the points of geographical interest, thought to include Chevron, Yarden , and Har Hazaytim .
Raised upon a finely-made turned and "Solomonic" twist column , onto a tri-form concave-sided platform base with turned bun feet under.
The whole constructed from finely selected olive-wood timber from the Holy Land.

Excellent original condition , no damage or losses. Cleaned and waxed.

A rare example of historical, religious and Judaic interest.
(For an almost identical example see Christie's , London ,26/02/2013 , Sale No.8337 Lot.10 1500)
W 18"
H 29"
Jerusalem or Palestine c. 1870
Ref: ML 1510
Price: £1,350



 

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