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C19th 'Country-house' cast plaster classical figure.
C19th 'Country-house' cast plaster classical figure. Interesting plaster figure of classical male subject depicted nude in contrapposto pose with raised arm , the torso wrapped in a fishing net . The figure stands upon a naturalistically modelled base against a rocky outcrop background . Of good scale with a worn grey paint finish in imitation of lead , some minor old repairs .
Flat-backed and flat right-hand side , probably conceived to stand in a hall-way or stair-way niche.

Figures of this type were produced in demand for classically-inspired decorative schemes and manufactured by firms such as the Italian-born Domenico Brucciani & Co. of London. Such figures were taken from marble works of Greek and Roman antiquity , and were regarded as essential requisites for the cultured interiors of well-travelled and educated gentlemen .

The 'Cast Courts' of the Victorian and Albert Museum , London , hold a vast and varied collection and examples of this type of art form .
H 40"
D 12"
W 14"
England c. 1840
Ref: ML 1512
Price: £1,200





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Pair of early C19th Regency mahogany armchairs.
Pair of early C19th Regency mahogany armchairs. Smart pair of armchairs with scroll arms, shaped deep top-rail , moulded lumbar support and reeded front legs. In excellent condition ,have been cleaned, waxed and re-upholstered in our workshops in the traditional manner .
No breaks or repairs , good rich colour timber.
Cream/yellow/beige quality fabric with self-piped detail to seat front and decorative-head studs.
Useful pair of desk, library or dining chairs of good proportions and scale.

H(of back)34"
W (front) 20"
D 18"
H(of seat)18" .
England c.1820
Ref: MLPS 125
Price: £1,200





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Early C19th Regency period gallery-top étagère or 'whatnot'
Early C19th Regency period gallery-top étagère or 'whatnot'. Fine quality 3 tier étagère constructed from an imported exotic hardwood of close-grain with striking figuring , either padouk or 'Gonzalo Alves'. Excellent condition and colour with finely-turned spindle sides and galleried top tier. Turned uprights surmounted with urn finials and delicate turned feet. The quality of construction, design and use of expensive 'Gonzalo Alves' ,all point to a possible attribution to Gillows of Lancaster. A smart piece of Regency design in a rare timber, would make a great drinks table .
H 35"
W 19"
D 12" .
England c.1825
Ref: MLMA 146
Price: £1,200




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C19th Flemish ebonised 'cushion' mirror
C19th Flemish ebonised 'cushion' mirror .Repousse brass mounts and ripple moulded in C17th style .Good impressive scale.
H 48"
W 40".
Holland c 1880
Ref: ML 62
Price: £1,200





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Late C19th/early C20th Edwardian inlaid mahogany centre table of unusual form.
Late C19th/early C20th Edwardian inlaid mahogany centre table of unusual form . High quality octagonal centre table of Moorish influence and unusual form and format . Eight-sided 2-tier table with floral/arabesque and urn-inlaid marquetry panels to all sides, satinwood cross-banded and marquetry-inlaid central motif to top. Raised on box-wood inlaid tapering and faceted legs with box-wood inlaid Moorish-style arcading above . Fitted with one full-width oak-lined drawer with lock and key and fitted two opposing hinged cupboards to the frieze. The lower platform base with satinwood cross-banded inlay and box-wood strung edge. The octagonal top with moulded edges.

This rare form table takes it's design influence from the highly-fashionable Moorish and Eastern taste of the period , but clearly English-made in a top quality cabinet-makers' workshop.
Possibly by the likes of 'Collinson & Lock' , 'Edwards & Roberts' or 'James Shoolbred & Co.' of London ,though unmarked or stamped.

In excellent original condition , with no losses , damage or repairs.
Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

H 28"
W 20"
D 20"
England c.1900

Ref: ML166
Price: £1,200





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Pair of mid C19th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood side/hall chairs.
Pair of mid C19th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood side/hall chairs. Matched pair (minor differences ) of 'huali' chairs with panelled seats, broad-shaped curved slat-backs, and shaped "yoke-back" or "official's-hat" top-rails. Square section legs joined by stretchers and shaped rails beneath the seat .
Strong ,robust construction of uncomplicated and simplified early period-style design .

Some minor water-marks to seat edges, but of good rich colour and patina. Minor shrinkage gaps to panel seats , no splits .
One chair of slightly different colour having been exposed to sun-light.

H 42"
W 21"
D 16.5"
China c.1850
Ref: ML 165
Price: £1,200





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C19th Italian bronze sculpture of a prancing horse in the Renaissance manner, mounted on a stepped rouge marble plinth base.
C19th Italian bronze sculpture of a prancing horse in the Renaissance manner, mounted on a stepped 'rouge griotte' marble plinth base.

Interesting bronze of a prancing stallion with detailed cast mane and tail . The slightly twisted neck showing defined musculature, and the body with hair detail .

Mounted upon a block of figured rouge griotte marble with a stepped base.

Bronze prancing horse studies were completed by a number of leading sculptors during the Italian Renaissance, this particular sculpture draws its inspiration and influence from those studies and from the four iconic horse sculptures above St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Square , Venice ,Italy.

In excellent condition , with consistent patina.

H(overall) 9.5"
H (Horse) 6.5"
W 6"
D 5"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £1,200





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Pair of late C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir "Medici Lions".
Pair of late C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir "Medici Lions".

Well-carved pair of alabaster lions modelled after the antique original, now sited with his companion at the Loggia Dei Lanzi, Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy. Previously sited at the Villa Medici , Rome from 1598 until moved to its present location in 1789. The original marble lion being of ancient 2nd century origin , the companion carved in the C16th by Flaminio Vacca.

Both male lions are depicted with with their front paws raised upon a ball or sphere. Good carved detail to the manes and bodies, raised on integral two-tier canted corner plinth bases.

In excellent condition, with minor marks but no breaks, repairs or losses.

H 9"
W 10"
D 4"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £1,200





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Set of 6 early C19th Regency mahogany sabre-leg dining chairs.
Set of 6 early C19th Regency period mahogany sabre-leg dining chairs.

Elegant set of Regency mahogany dining chairs with shaped top rail with carved scroll-work and flower-head details . The back with twin lumbar rails fitted with ball decoration .

The frames with carved reeded detail throughout . Raised on reeded front sabre-shaped supports .

Shaped drop-in seats retaining their apparently original needle-work covers.

Good quality grade of mahogany which has achieved a pleasing mellow patina .

Minor historic repairs , but a sound set of 6 Regency period chairs in original state.

H(back)35"
H(seat) 18"
W 17"
D 17"
England c.1815

Ref: ML 1611
Price: £1,200





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Late C19th /early C20th Edwardian figured satinwood ladies bureau of desirable small proportions by Druce & Co.,London .
Late C19th/early C20th Edwardian period figured satinwood ladies bureau of desirable small proportions by Druce & Co., London .

High-quality satinwood bureau with fall flat-front supported on brass stays and lopers , enclosing a well-fitted interior comprising drawers and pigeon-holes , retaining the original tooled Morocco leather inset writing surface . The base fitted with 2 short and 3 long drawers , all fitted with their original gilded brass 'looped' drop handles . The fall and drawers all with cross-banded edges.

Striking figured satinwood veneers with fine ebony strung details .

Bears the original gilded brass manufacturers/retail plaque of "Druce & Co., Baker St., Portland Square ,London" , fitted to interior of one drawer.

Raised on shaped and string inlaid feet .

Minor old water-stains to polish of top , could be re-finished if desired.

H 41"
W 30"
D 18"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £1,200





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C19th William IV period rosewood chiffonier /sideboard.
C19th William IV period rosewood chiffonier/ sideboard .

Practical size rosewood 2-door chiffonier with 2-tier panelled shelf back with elegant carved scroll supports . The 2 door panelled door base fitted with shelves and offering good storage . The base fitted with flat pilaster decoration to the sides with carved stylised capitals . The corners of the doors with carved paterae detail .

The frieze fitted with 2 flush-fitting drawers below an architecturally-inspired moulding , the corners with subtle carved leaf detail. The top rail with a well-carved central carved foliate detail ,and three-quarter gallery .

Well-figured richly coloured rosewood retaining its original polish and patina.

Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Has original key.

H(to top) 37"
H(overall) 55"
W 48"
D 16"
England c.1835
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £1,150





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Late C18th George III Sheraton period mahogany wall-hanging corner cupboard with satinwood inlay.
Late C18th George III Sheraton period mahogany wall-hanging corner cupboard.

Smart architecturally-influenced design mahogany corner cupboard with extensive inlaid satinwood decoration and surmounted by a 'broken-arch' swan-neck pediment . The canted corner sides with broad satinwood inlaid classical fluted pilaster decoration 'stop-fluted' detail . The door with satinwood stringing and 'bats-wing' inlaid spandrel corners . The centre of the cornice /pediment with an oval oak-leaf and acorn inlaid patera.

High quality throughout with stepped mouldings around the base and brass rosettes to the pediment . The interior with shaped shelves and later dark green painted decoration (can be re-finished to client's specification) .

Excellent colour and patina , the rich mahogany forming a striking contrast with the paler satinwood . Probably made in the Northern counties of England .

H 51"
D 25"
W 35"
England c.1790
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £1,150





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Set of 6 C19th William IV period carved rosewood dining chairs.
Set of 6 C19th William IV period carved rosewood dining chairs. Good quality set of figured rosewood chairs with well-carved backs , moulded frames and seat rails ,and carved detail to the tapering turned front supports . The chairs in excellent original condition with strong, solid frames ,and no breaks or repairs . Good comfortably-scaled chairs with well-designed 'rake' angle to the backs.

Original oil-cloth 'over-stuffed' seat covers in need of replacement (can be re-covered in clients choice of fabric at cost price approx. £300 to include re-webbing etc)

Good original patina and colour , and high grade of chosen timber.

The design of the chair backs having style features similar to those produced by Gillows of Lancaster.

H(overall/back) 35"
H (back) 17"
Seat H 18"
Seat W 18"
Seat D 16"
England c.1835
Ref: ML 164
Price: £1,150





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Early C19th French Empire-style walnut and fruitwood console table with gilded brass classical-style mounts.
Early C19th French Empire-style walnut and fruitwood console table with gilded brass classical-style mounts. Smart hall or console table of practical proportions and height , fitted with a frieze drawer.

The twin-plank figured walnut top above a frieze supported by classically-inspired architectural columns having entasis to the shafts ,and fitted with contrasting carved fruitwood rings and Tuscan-style capitals. The columns from well-chosen figured timber.

The rear raised on flat-section supports. The under-tier base raised on shaped fore feet .

The centre of the frieze drawer with a classical design gilt-brass mount featuring the Goddess of Plenty with cornucopia riding on a cloud in a cherub-drawn chariot , and corresponding classical dancing maidens to the top corners. The lower tier frieze with a central classical gilt-brass flower-head and leaf mount .

In excellent original condition , minor shrinkage cracks to the rear of the lower base platform .
The whole table has achieved a good mellow colour and patina.

H 38"
W 34"
D 18"
France c.1830
Ref: ML169
Price: £1,150





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Late C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture, after the antique, of "Spinario "or "The Thorn Puller".
Late C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture , after the antique, of "Spinario" or "The Thorn Puller".

Good larger-scale carved alabaster reduction of the Greco-Romano Hellenistic bronze version which is now exhibited in the Capitoline Museum, Palazzo dei Conservatori , Rome , where it has been placed since the 1400's.

Known to have been studied by , and to have influenced some of the greatest of the Renaissance sculptors such as Michelangelo. Copies of the statue were gifted to , and commissioned by ,the Kings and aristocrats of Europe throughout the C16th . Examples can be found in some of the great museums , Royal and private collections of the world.

The statue of "Lo Spinario" or "Il Fidele " (The Faithful) , was thought by some scholars, to depict a faithful lowly shepherd boy who having delivered his message to the Roman Senate, his errand run , has stopped to remove a thorn from his foot. However later thinking is that the sculpture's origins pre-date this theory.

Well-carved version of this iconic image of the boy shown in intense concentrated focus attempting to remove a thorn from the sole of his foot . The figure is depicted seated upon a rock-work base.

Carved with a 'modesty' fig-leaf.
This study is a good example of the type created by the sculpture studios of Italy to satisfy the demands of wealthy 'Grand Tourists ' seeking souvenir copies of the great works of the classical world.

Excellent original condition.

H 18"
W 7"
D 9"
Italy c. 1880
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £1,150





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C19th William IV period rosewood canterbury
C19th William IV period rosewood canterbury. Very clean example after a design by J.C.Loudon as published in his work of 1833 "Encyclopaedia of Cottage,Farm and Villa Architecture and Furniture ". (John Claudius Loudon 1783-1843 ,was a Scottish-born landscape gardener and architect ,and an arbiter of taste and design during this period.)
Single mahogany-lined drawer with knob handle, beneath stylised carved laurel-wreath centre-piece. Classically inspired X-frame 3 division design ,standing on turned legs with gilded brass castors.

In original condition throughout , nice colour and beautifully figured rosewood .
W 20"
H 20"
D 15"
England c.1835.
Ref: MLBO 1310
Price: £1,150





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Early C19th Chinese export brass-bound and studded burgundy leather-covered camphor trunk .
Early Chinese export brass-bound and studded burgundy leather-covered camphor trunk .

Decorative China Trade camphor-wood travelling chest or trunk with aged and deeply patinated red/burgundy leather covering .

Brass-bound for strength and durability with dome-stud decoration. Fitted with heavy-gauge brass lifting/carrying handles to each end . The front with a decorative swagged stud design, fitted with a shaped Chinoiserie-style escutcheon plate and supplied with its original steel key . The hinged lid with central oblong re-entrant corner studded design , the front edge fitted with a ring handle. Constructed in highly-scented exotic camphor wood to deter moths and pests ,and in order to provide the contents protection from such deterioration .

In good original order with some marks , scuffs and dents to the metal-work and leather exterior commensurate with age, use and purpose. Minor losses to stud-work. Desirable decorative deep red hue , setting it apart from the usual black leather variety.

Would work well as a coffee table with useful storage.

H 16"
W 36"
D 17"
China c.1825
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £1,100





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Late C19th Swedish walnut and fruitwood 'petit commode' chest with marble top.
Late C19th Swedish walnut and fruitwood 'petit commode' chest with marble top .

Smart small-scale parquetry and marquetry commode chest of 2 drawers in the French C18th Louis XV/XVI Transitional taste .

The 2 drawer 'sans traverse' front inlaid with a burr walnut and marquetry inlaid oval panel of flower bouquet and ribbon. The shaped parquetry panel reserves with inlaid chequer banding . Fitted with brass ribbon-tied circular ring handles, decorative escutcheon plate and sun-mask mount .The canted corners with cast gilt-metal neo-classical 'rams-head' mounts , inlaid satinwood reserves and raised on shaped front supports with sabot-mounted feet. The sides with conforming parquetry panels with chequer banding. Has a key and working lock.

Fitted with the original 'Mare Verde' ("Sea-green") shaped stepped-corner marble top .
H 28"
W 31"
D 17"
Sweden c.1900
Ref: ML164
Price: £1,100





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C19th red and gilt-decorated papier-mache tray by Jennens & Bettridge.
C19th red and gilt-decorated papier-mache tray by Jennens & Betteridge.

Vibrant red paper-mache 'cartouche'-shaped tray with double-stepped edge, decorated with gilded exotic moths and butterflies amongst floral sprigs. Bears the crowned stamp to the reverse of "Jennens & Bettridge".

The firm of Jennens & Bettridge were highly regarded for producing quality papier-mache wares. They acquired the workshops of Henry Clay , Japanner to George III and the Prince of Wales in 1816. From their original premises in Birmingham , they opened a London branch at 3, Halkin St., Belgravia in 1837.

Excellent strong colour ,the gilded decoration in perfect condition.
Good clear impression backstamp.

Fitted with a bespoke C19th hanging wire/frame for wall display , which can be easily removed if desired without causing damage to the tray.

H 21"
W 27"
D 2"
England c.1840
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £1,100





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Late C19th /early C20th Edwardian period inlaid mahogany bow-front sideboard of Sheraton-revival design .
Late C19th /early C20th Edwardian period inlaid mahogany bow-front sideboard of Sheraton -revival design .

Elegantly-proportioned C18th Sheraton design-inspired bow-fronted sideboard with satinwood cross-banding , string inlay and foliate marquetry inlaid detail . Fitted a central drawer with key , flanked by a cupboard and a deep cellarette drawer with wine-bottle divisions . All retaining their original gilded-brass ring handles .
The shaped knee-hole centre with inlaid marquetry detail. The bow front of a subtle gently-drawn sweeping outline .

Raised on tapering square section supports with inlaid cross-banded decoration and spade feet .

In good original condition .

H 36"
W 66"
D 23"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £950



 

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