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Early C20th French plaster library bust of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
Early C20th French plaster library bust of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa .

Life-size plaster copy of the marble original now housed in the Louvre Museum , Paris , France. A cast produced by the 'Musee Du Louvre' , and bears their impressed stamp to rear .

The marble original was acquired by Napoleon in 1807 from the Borghese collection . The marble bust was discovered in 1792 at a property in Gabies belonging to Prince Camille Borghese. Hence the bust is known as the "Agrippa De Gabies"

A Roman copy of the lost original , it depicts the stern-faced his head Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63-12 BC ) general and son-in-law of the Emperor Augustus.

Agrippa was a Roman statesman ,consul , general and architect. As well as his important military victories ,most famously defeating Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, he was partially responsible for helping to create Rome as a city of marble and many of the most notable buildings in the history of Rome including the original Pantheon ,and creation and renovation of the acqueducts giving Romans of all social classes, access to water and public services . He became praetor,governor, consul ,edile and a patron of the arts.

Patinated plaster simulating the colours of the aged marble original . Head turned slightly to the left, raised upon a circular waisted socle base with shaped mount. This powerful portrait bust study emanates authority and determination in its sober simplicity .

Has minor damage/chip to edge one ear.

H 24"
W 12"
D 10"
France c.1920



Ref: ML 1610
Price: £950





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Large early C20th Italian carved giltwood lamp standard in C17th Venetian style .
Large early C20th Italian carved giltwood lamp standard in C17th Venetian style.

Elaborate and flamboyant carved giltwood standard lamp of bold scale, modelled as a Venetian candle-stand . Standing upon three carved lion's paw feet , the column with intricate carved ,pierced and leaf-wrapped detail .

The gilt having a gently aged patina and colour . No breaks or losses , minor wear and chips to gilded surface, adding to the overall appearance of an important and impressive period candle-stand.

Can be wired to client's specification.

H 62"
W 18"
D 18"
Italy c.1920
Ref: ML 1701
Price: £950





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Late C18th/early C19th George III period mahogany etagere.
Late C18th /early C19th George III period mahogany etagere.

Elegant 4-tier mahogany etagere with a 'cock-beaded' mahogany-lined drawer to the base fitted with original turned knob handles ,finely turned and tapering uprights with entasis ,terminating with ball-finial caps and raised upon turned bulbous feet with a carved stylised Ionic capital detail .

In excellent original condition and having a fine original rich patina and colour to the superior well-chosen grade of mahogany. Some minor marks and stains to the platforms , commensurate with age and use , but crucially all without warps or splits.

Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

H 56"
D 17"
W 17"
England c.1800
Ref: ML1612
Price: £950





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Large mid C19th Victorian period carved walnut X-frame stool .
Large mid C19th Victorian period carved walnut X-frame stool.

Useful rectangular stool of large scale proportions , standing on boldly carved X -framed ends with central turned disc patera , united by a turned central stretcher. Well carved scroll-work detail to each of the side frames .

Strong and sturdy construction , the X-frame ends carved from single pieces of walnut with no joints .

Would work well as a coffee table , window seat , dressing stool or occasional seating .

In excellent condition , retains its apparently original cover and upholstery. Would benefit from re-covering .

No breaks , repairs or damage.

H 17"
W 36"
D 21"
England c.1850
Ref: ML 1612
Price: £950





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Large scale late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood marble-top jardiniere stand.
Large scale late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood marble-top jardiniere stand. Superior quality carved hongmu stand of large proportions with inset rouge/pink marble top. The shaped top with carved prunus flower decoration , the pierced frieze with carved fruiting vine. Shaped quadruple supports with mask carving to shoulder ,leaf-wrapped carved feet , united by a shaped and carved stretcher.
Excellent condition with no damage, repairs or losses.
Waxed and cleaned, wonderful original rich patina.
H 36"
Dia. 18"
China c.1880
Ref: ML1601
Price: £950





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Pair of early C19th Regency period gilded bronze candelabra.
Pair of early C19th Regency period gilded bronze candelabra. Smart pair of two-branch candelabra with cast-foliate branches ,scroll-work and flower-bud centres. The bases with well-modelled recumbent greyhounds with crossed front paws. Mounted upon the original creamy-white marble plinth bases. The gilding having achieved a restrained colour and patina from age and wear. Well-formed and cast candle knozzles with removable sconces. The candle-arms and centre being modelled in all-round decoration of exceptional quality.

Some wear to finish from polishing, and the marble bases with some discolouration and minor chips commensurate with age , use and purpose.
H 11"
W 8"
D. 4.5"
England c.1815
Ref: ML1602
Price: £950





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Early C20th specimen marble inlaid circular occasional table on carved and silvered gilt-wood base.
Early C20th specimen marble inlaid circular occasional table on carved and silvered gilt-wood base . Highly decorative table top with moulded edge inlaid with central two-colour star motif on a pale figured marble background, and surrounded by 'pebble' type specimen marble inlays . The carved and silvered 'capstan' base with leaf-wrapped stem onto shaped platform base .

Specimens include malachite and lapis lazuli amongst a varied and randomly placed selection of marbles and hardstones set into a black 'Nero Belgio' ground .

The top sits freely upon the carved wood base.

H 16"
W 23"
D 1"
Italy c.1920
Ref: ML 167
Price: £950





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Early C20th brass-framed inlaid marquetry top coffee table on 'faux' bamboo style base.
Early C20th brass-framed inlaid marquetry top coffee table on 'faux' bamboo style base.

Smart 'sun-burst' design mahogany and satinwood panel-top table , the large 'fanned' oval with a central patera and spandrels to the corners , fitted with a plate glass top protector, and raised upon a lacquered brass base of faux bamboo design . Shaped inverted end frame with lateral stretcher supports. The brass base has an aged patina , and matches the colour of the brass surround of the top panel .

The panel being of late C18th George III period origin , and had been mounted into this bespoke ,'made-to-measure' brass base during the first part of the C20th.

Would complement a period style room setting , providing a practical and decorative low centre or coffee table .

H 13"
W 53"
D 24"
England c.1920
Ref: ML 1704
Price: £950





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Early C20th 'golden' oak refectory or kitchen dining table in the the manner of the Cotswold School .
Early C20th 'golden' oak refectory or kitchen dining table in the manner of the Cotswold School.

Beautiful craftsman made solid oak 4-plank top , cleated-end table on square section legs with stretchers all around . Good attention to detail with pegged construction and carved features. The friezes with shallow chamfered edges and gently-arched central features , the inside of the lower legs with a carved medieval inspired motif .

Excellent condition, with a pleasing golden hue . One side slightly lighter from exposure to direct sun-light .

The top easily unscrews and detaches from the base frame for ease of movement and transport.

A quality-built solid and heavy oak table representing fantastic value.

H 30.5"
W 35.5"
D 86"
England c.1920
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £950





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Pair of C19th Baroque style bronze galloping horse studies on marble plinth bases in the manner of Francesco Fanelli .
Pair of C19th Baroque style bronze galloping horse studies on marble plinth bases in the manner of Francesco Fanelli.

Smart pair of bronze galloping horse sculptures mounted on shaped white marble plinth bases with inset rose marble panels . The well-cast and detailed bronzes having a reddish lacquer patination in the style of period studies . Both models having harness detail , flowing tails and manes , each in a slightly differing galloping or leaping stance .

Executed in the manner of the Baroque period Italian sculptor Francesco Fanelli (c.1590-1653). Fanelli , born in Florence , spent most of his career in England having come to the attention of Charles I , and is best known for his equestrian studies .

In excellent condition, the patination of consistent colour , minor chips and 'fritting' to edges of the bases.

H 9"
W 7"
D 3.5"
H (bronze) 4.5"
W(bronze) 8"
England or Italy c. 1860
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £950





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C19th Italian verdegris bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir figure of Silenus.
C19th Italian verdegris bronze figure of Silenus . The original bronze statuette was excavated from the engulfed site of Pompeii in 1863 , this model designed to hold an oil or colza burner was modelled by Pietro Massulli and produced by the J.Chiurazzi & Fils Foundry in Naples ,and conceived as a base for an oil lamp.
Silenus wrapped in a loin cloth and grape-vine in his hair , a follower and mentor of Bacchus or Dionysus, the God of wine, is portrayed staggering , holding a serpent and supporting a ring with anthemion leaf motif decoration.

Verdigris/ 'faux' excavation patination . Naples, Italy c 1890.
H 24"
Ref: MLLE 137
Price: £950





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C19th black marble tazza with coloured specimen marble inlaid top.
C19th Black marble tazza with coloured specimen marble inlaid top. From the Ashford area of Derbyshire ,well designed small dish-top tazza on ring-turned column with spreading circular foot. Inlaid with indigenous English coloured marble samples , including the prized local Derbyshire Spa or 'Blue-John'. The centre of the top inlaid with a fossilised ammonite. Ashford during this period became a centre for the production of such wares, using local black marble and both native and imported coloured marbles in an industry reflecting that of the 'pietra dura' workshops of Florence ,Italy. Decorative table-top object in excellent untouched and original condition.
H 6"
Dia. 8".
England c.1860.
Ref: MLF 144
Price: £950




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Set of 6 late C19th Chippendale design mahogany dining chairs.
Set of 6 late C19th Chippendale design mahogany dining chairs. Well-carved interlaced splat backs , leather drop-in seats , tapering moulded front legs, 'H' shape stretcher supports ,carved serpentine top rail. Serpentine front seats. Rich colour timber .Cleaned and waxed .Seat 18" w (6)
England c.1890
Ref: ML127
Price: £950





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Late C19th /Early C20th George III style carved mahogany salon armchair.
Late C19th /Early C20th George III style carved mahogany salon armchair.

Well-carved and faithful copy of a C18th Hepplewhite design armchair . Good dense timber and rich colour with crisply detailed carved husk,swag and sun-flower paterae decoration on fluted frame with oval 'cameo' back .

Upholstery top cover worn and could be replaced to client's choice .

H 37"(back)
H 20"(seat)
D 19 ".
England c. 1900.
Ref: ML 111
Price: £950





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C19th William IV period pollard/burr oak ladies sewing or work-table.
C19th William IV period pollard/burr oak ladies sewing or work table. Smart example with well-chosen figured burr-oak veneers, raised upon a quadrupite concave-sided platform base with carved collar and scroll-carved feet fitted with brass castors. The pillar support with 'swollen' carved stem , the canted-corner top with carved detail to corners and rim.

The fitted interior with lift-out centre section concealing a well. The compartmentalised interior with lidded and open sections for sewing paraphernalia and accoutrements .(Some lids deficient)
The inside of lid with deep red cut-velvet/plush lining.

Excellent condition , with a warm 'honey-coloured' patina to the pollard oak .
H 30"
W 18"
D 15"
England c.1835
Ref: ML1512
Price: £950





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C19th Victorian period walnut framed ottoman/stool or window seat
C19th Victorian period walnut framed ottoman/stool or window seat .

Generously proportioned figured walnut ottoman/stool with hinged lift-up lid. Concave frieze above a stretcher base with carved and shaped end supports.

Has been cleaned, waxed and re-upholstered in our workshops. The whole standing on replacement period-style brass and porcelain castors , the lid fitted with a folding hinged brass 'stay'. Veneered all-around in burr and figured walnut .

Could be used in any number of situations , at the end of a bed , as a window seat, a centre-piece/coffee table or as a piano stool.

Quality timber ,fitments and finish with well-chosen fabrics and trims.

L 40"
D 20"
H 21"
England c.1860
Ref: MLD 151
Price: £950





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Late C19th Adam-revival mahogany 'silver' or centre table .
Late C19th Adam-revival mahogany 'silver' or centre table.

A faithful copy of an important late C18th George III period centre-table ,to a design by the celebrated Scottish-born architect ,furniture and interior designer , Robert Adam.

Quality free-standing mahogany table with carved flower-head and ribbon edged shaped top , fluted and 'stop-fluted' frieze and carved oval paterae blocks to the out-swept corners. The centre of the lateral friezes with carved break-front tablet panels of neo-classical oval sun-flower head paterae and bell-flower or garrya husk swags. The tapering fluted square section legs with 'gaitered' terminals joined by a moulded X cross stretcher with large central carved oval sun-flower motif patera. Good rich period-style patination throughout , the 2-piece joined top ,with minor shrinkage crack.

The well-patinated Cuban mahogany top with ink-stains and minor marks commensurate with age and use.

H 27"
W 36"
D 23"
England c.1880
Ref: MLSC 1201
Price: £900





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Early C19th Regency period papier-mâché tray with gilt 'Chinoiserie' decoration.
Early C19th Regency period papier-mâché tray with gilt 'Chinoiserie' decoration . Of canted-corner /'lozenge'-shape form , good-scale tray with exotic Chinese-type gilt decoration with figures, chrysanthemums and foliage ,to the raised borders and edges. Minor chips to edges , some crazing to the surface and rubbing to gilt commensurate with age and use. Very decorative tray of useful size , which could be used on a base as a coffee/occasional table .From its scale and quality probably manufactured by the renowned firm 'Clay of King St. ,Covent Garden ,London' , but unmarked.
W 32"
D 22"
H 2"
England c.1815
Ref: MLPL 1406
Price: £900





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C19th William IV period mahogany 3-tier buffet or dumb-waiter
C19th William IV period mahogany 3-tier buffet or dumb-waiter.

Useful practical-scale serving
buffet or display etagere, with tapering fluted column supports with carved lobed 'melon' caps . Raised on turned feet with original lacquered brass socket castors with ceramic wheels. The 3 platforms with moulded front edges and shallow 3/4 gallery surrounds. Polished all around, of free-standing form.

In excellent original condition , with no splits,damage or repairs.

Good rich colour and patina , cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
H 40"
W 42"
D 16"
England c.1835
Ref: ML1512
Price: £900





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C19th William IV period mahogany knee-hole dressing or writing table
C19th William IV period mahogany knee-hole dressing or writing table. Fitted with a three-quarter surround gallery up-stand ,and 2 drawers either side of a classically-inspired and crisply-carved with honeysuckle motif central 'knee-hole' panel. The waist frieze decorated with an applied gilt-brass trim , the drawers fitted with replacement cast gilt-brass period oval ring handles. Raised upon turned, tapering legs with carved detail to top and bottom ,onto turned feet.

In excellent original condition , the top having achieved a nicely sun-faded , mellow colour , the whole of a generally good rich patina. Minor marks and ring stains to top commensurate with age and use .
Cleaned and waxed.
H 30"
W 39"
D 20"
England c.1830
Ref: ML 1511
Price: £900



 

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