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C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir statue of Lorenzo de Medici.
C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir statue of Lorenzo de Medici. Good quality bronze reduction of the Michelangelo marble statue from the tomb of Lorenzo de Medici situated in the 'Capello de Medici ' ,Basilica of San Lorenzo , Florence ,Italy. Michelangelo's depiction of his subject and patron ,sits above the sarcophagus tomb in the Medici funerary chapel ,guarded by reclining marble figures portraying 'Dawn' and 'Dusk' . His elbow resting upon a money box probably a reference to the Medici family's banking operations , whilst his pseudo-Roman armour is a reference to him being granted Roman citizenship .

Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492) was an Italian statesman and 'de facto' ruler of the Florentine Republic during the Italian Renaissance. Known as "Il Magnifico", he was a diplomat ,politician and patron of scholars ,artists and poets.

Well-detailed casting of excellent patina and colour.
H 11.5"
W 4"
D 4.5"
Italy c.1880
Ref: ML 1510
Price: £900





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Large late C19th Chinese Qing dynasty carved hardwood 2-tier marble-top table.
Large late C19th Chinese Qing dynasty caved hardwood 2-tier marble-top table .

Of superior size and quality , well-carved Chinese rosewood 2-tier stand with highly-figured inset rouge/pink marble 'lobed-edge' top .The border of the shaped octofoil top carved with peony flower trailing design and 'rope' edge, the friezes with intricate carved and pierced foliate designs with animal /grotesque masks to knees of legs . The under-tier with raised/dished edge . The shaped quadruple supports terminating onto ball feet .


Excellent condition and of rich patination , a heavy quality table.

No damage ,losses or repairs . Cleaned and waxed , ready to use.

Marble top in perfect unrestored condition.
Top Dia. 22"
Overall Dia. 27" inc legs.
H 22"
China c.1890
Ref: MLCA 156
Price: £900




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C19th William IV period carved rosewood canterbury
C19th William IV period carved rosewood canterbury .

Floral carved shaped divisions , on turned legs with original brass castors. Fitted with mahogany-lined drawer to base .

In excellent original condition ,rich colour and patina .

Probably by 'William Smee & Sons" , Finsbury , London . The prolific firm of renowned cabinet-makers produced high-quality furniture with their design inspirations drawn from antiquity , their line drawings held in the V&A Museum.

W 22"
H 21"
D 15".
England c.1835
Ref: ML 30
Price: £900





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Pair of C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved serpentine marble models of "Jennings Dog".
Pair of C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved serpentine marble models of "Jennings Dog" after the antique. The dog being a Roman sculpture of a Molossian guard-dog with a docked tail, named after its first 'modern' owner Henry Constantine Jennings, who acquired it during his stay in Rome for 80 ,sometime between 1753 and 1756 quoting "a fine dog it was, and a lucky dog was I to purchase it". It is a 2nd century AD Roman copy of a Hellenistic bronze original probably from 2nd century BC. The study showing the immense physicality and power of this impressive canine specimen .

Now on permanent display in The British Museum having been saved for the nation (see photo below). Also known as the "Hound of Alcibiades", by legend the Greek statesman who owned such a fierce dog and docked its tail to invoke pity from the Athenians and distract them from his worst deeds. Also latterly known as "Duncombes Dog",when in 1778 , Jennings was forced to sell the sculpture in settlement of his gambling debts and it was sold at Phillips for 1000 to the Rt.Hon Charles Duncombe. Subsequently it stood guard for 150 years in the entrance hall at Duncombe Park ,Yorks, before being sold by descendents in 2001 , and thence to the national collection after export was deferred and $950,000 raised by appeal to secure it.
A similar pair of antique mastiff sculptures in marble are on view in the Belvedere Court of the Vatican Museums .


Both dogs of good colour and patina and with finely detailed carving. Minor chip to snout of one dog .

'Verde Prato' serpentine stone has been quarried for centuries near to Prato , North-west of Florence.

Nice scale and a 'handed' pair.
H 7"
Bases 6" x 3".
Italy c.1880
Ref: ML138
Price: £900





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C19th Regency period gilt-wood 3-plate overmantel mirror.
C19th Regency period gilt-wood overmantel mirror. .Gilded surround with some old gold over-painting. Decorated gesso frieze with large conch-shell to centre, split columns, floral and rosette motifs . Ebonised and reeded dividers to plates, and inverted break cornice . Original plates with some nice "foxing" and degradation to centre mirror panel. Authentic 'Country House' condition and sourced from a local property where it has been fixed for 200 years.
W 56"
H 31".
England c 1810
Ref: MLC 136
Price: £900





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Pair of C19th gilt bronze cassolettes of neo-classical design on white marble bases.
Pair of C19th gilt bronze cassolettes of neo-classical design on white marble bases.

Smart pair of small-scale gilt bronze cassolette urns with reversal candlestick knozzle lids.

Raised on neo-classical rams-head design tripod supports, mounted upon tri-form concave white marble block bases . The detachable berry finial reversible tops having reverse sided candle sconces, with nicely cast ,chased and turned detail . The tapering bodies of wrythen form . Crisply-cast throughout with good attention to detail.

Consistent colour and patina, with a 'softly' gilded and aged patination . One minor crack to one marble base.

H 7.5"
W 3.5"
D 3.5"
England c.1850
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £900





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Early C20th framed gesso or stucco polychrome decorated architectural plaque from Alhambra .
Early C20th framed gesso or stucco polychrome decorated architectural plaque from Alhambra in Granada ,Spain

Highly decorative panel in Hispano-Moresque style depicting architectural detail with Islamic inscriptions . Mounted upon a brass panel with polished brass mount surround , framed in a contemporary gilt-wood frame . The central Moorish-style columnar arch , the surround with bright polychrome paint decoration .

The panel being a depiction of a feature from an Islamic palace in the Nasrid dynasty style , of the type built for the Muslim Emirs in this part of Andalusia, Spain .

In excellent condition with no damage ,cracks or losses.

H
W
D
Spain c.1920
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £900





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Pair of early C20th gilded and silvered metal 'wheatsheaf' based occasional tables with circular plate glass tops.
Pair of early C20th gilded and silvered metal 'wheatsheaf' based occasional tables with circular plate glass tops.

Stylish pair of reception-room low tables of tripod scrolled form , the bases modelled as bound sheafs of wheat or corn . The leaf fronds of a gilded patina and the grain ears of corn in silver patination . The whole sheaf bound with a simulated rope-twist binding .

Topped with loose circular plate glass panels .

Of a type made iconic by the use of such models in the Parisian apartment of Coco Chanel the reknown French couture and fashion designer.

In excellent condition with minor wear to the decoration commensurate with age and use.

H 20"
W 24"
D 24"
France c.1920
Ref: ML 1706
Price: £900





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Late C19th /early C20th Chinese carved box-wood ceremonial ruyi sceptre.
Late C19th/ early C20th Chinese carved box-wood ceremonial ruyi sceptre.

Intricately carved box-wood sceptre with deeply detailed carving depicting multiple Imperial dragons heads with scaled body details. Carved from richly honey-coloured box-wood with superb skill and excellent attention to detail . The centre with 7 open-mouthed dragon heads surrounding and chasing the symbolic flaming pearl of wisdom.

In Chinese culture a Ruyi , literally "as desired or as you wish" , is a curved decorative object that serves as a ceremonial sceptre in Chinese Buddhism or as a talisman symbolising power and good fortune in Chinese folklore. Traditional ruyi are a long S-shaped handle with a large head , and are fashioned from diverse materials. The ruyi image frequently appears as a motif in Asian art.

In excellent undamaged original condition.

Has its original flat display stand with locating pegs to the rear .

H 26"
W 6"
D 5"
China c. 1900
Ref: ML 1706
Price: £900





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Pair of mid C19th gilded brass 'Grand Tour' souvenir volute Krater vases , known as "The Townley Vase".
Pair of mid C19th gilded brass 'Grand Tour' souvenir volute Krater vases , known as "The Townley Vase".

Well-cast good larger-scale copies of the Roman 2nd century AD marble urn discovered in 1773 at the Villa of Antoninus Pius in Monte Cagnolo by Gavin Hamilton , agent to the famous collector of antiquities, Charles Townley .

The bodies of the vases are decorated in high relief and depicts a Bacchalian procession, a raucous festival of drinking and feasting. The central figures portraying Bacchus and Ariadne , whilst Pan is portrayed along with the followers of Bacchus , Satyrs and Maenads dancing and cavorting. Bacchus or Dionysus is the God of wine in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology.

These large ancient vessels were originally made to mix wine and water in during the festival rituals and copy the Ancient Greek versions .

Smart pair of decorative vases with a bright , though aged , patina , with minor areas of verdigris around the handle areas adding to the atmosphere of antiquity.

H 12"
W 8"
D 8"
France or Italy c.1860
Ref: ML 1704
Price: £900





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C19th French bronze 'animalier' study of an 'English pointer' in the manner of Pierre Jules Mene .
C19th French bronze 'animalier' study of an 'English pointer' in the manner of Pierre Jules Mene. Finely cast study of a male pointer depicted in characteristic alert pose mounted on a naturalistic rectangular plinth base.
Excellent detail conveying the power ,intelligence and agility of the breed, with defined musculature and anatomical correctness. Realistically modelled coat and well-detailed head features and paws.

Good consistent patination and colour . Original untouched condition , the tail having been cast separately and joined to the body .

H 8"
W 8.5"
D 3.5"
France c.1875

Ref: ML167
Price: £900





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Fine C19th cast-bronze Italian rectangular table casket of Renaissance design.
Fine C19th cast-bronze Italian rectangular table casket of Renaissance design .
Stepped plinth base standing upon stylised 'winged' dolphin feet , free-standing lidded casket with well-cast decorative panels . The moulded-edge lid cast with a fantastical woodland hunting scene with central equestrian figure mounted astride a mythical unicorn , surrounded by hounds , attendants and falconers. The front panel , sides and rear panels all cast with detailed scrolling foliage , gryphons , figures , animals and amorini.

The double-hinged lid enclosing a cedar-wood lined interior.

Fitted with a lock , though key is lacking.
The underside with single "hallmark" style stamp , which appears to depict the winged lion of St.Mark , probably denoting its manufacture in Venice .

Excellent condition . Good consistent patination.

H 5.5"
W 11"
D 6"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 166
Price: £900





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C19th French marble lamp with gilded brass mount.
C19th French marble lamp with gilt metal mount. Turned marble vase-bodied lamp of substantial scale with gilt-brass surmount and fitting. Fitted to a mahogany plinth base and having been rewired using traditional-style cotton-covered twisted 3-core flex.

Strikingly-figured stone with accents of rose and peach colours.

No breaks or damage to body, minor filled chips to the base.

Ready to use.
H 25" (full)
H 16" (marble vase)
Width 8"
Base sq. 8"
France c.1870
Ref: ML 165
Price: £900





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Early C19th carved white statuary marble bust study of Diana.
Early C19th carved white statuary marble bust study of Diana .

Well-carved marble desktop or library bust study depicting Diana , goddess of the hunt , the moon and nature in Roman mythology. Equated with the Greek goddess Artemis , Diana was worshipped in ancient Roman religion.

This study is a head and shoulders portrayal taken from the over life-size scale marble statue "Diana of Versailles " , a 2nd century Roman version in the Greek tradition of iconography. This statue is housed in the collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

The head turned to dexter , the goddess has her hair tied into a bun wearing a diadem on her forehead. The shoulders are clothed in her traditional-style 'chiton' garment or robe.

Mounted upon its original turned marble socle.

Some minor wear from handling , and a minor nick to the nose tip . Good surface and patina.

Great classical piece of desk or library decoration.

H 14"
W 8"
D 5"
Italy or France c.1830
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £900





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Pair of early C20th silver-plated and marble column Corinthian-capped classical-style table lamps.
Pair of early C20th silver-plated and marble column Corinthian-capped classical-style table lamps.

Smart pair of electro silver-plated classical column table lamps with multi-stepped and beaded plinth bases with arcaded column architectural detail and well-detailed cast Corinthian capital tops . The tapering yellow Siena marble columns with good figuring and consistent colour.

The light bulb-holder also silver-plated.

In need of re-wiring which can be done to client's specification.

H 21"
W (base) 7"
D 7"
England c.1920
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £850





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Late C19th /early C20th Edwardian period satinwood cross-banded mahogany serving table of Sheraton revival design .
Late C19th /early C20th Edwardian period satinwood cross-banded mahogany serving table of Sheraton revival design.

Useful scale serving table or sideboard of deep proportions ,fitted with 3 frieze drawers raised on tapering square section legs with spade feet .Satinwood cross-banding and boxwood strung inlay throughout . The unusual shaped raised back with conforming satinwood string inlay .

The oak-lined drawers all fitted with original shaped gilt-brass handles .
Possibly Irish .

Excellent colour ,patina and condition.

H 35"
W 60"
D 27"
England or Ireland c.1900
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £850





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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty quartetto of carved hardwood nesting tables.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty quartetto of carved hardwood nesting tables .

Very good quality set of four graduated hardwood tables in excellent condition. Carved and pierced friezes with fruiting-vine decoration. Well-chosen timber with good figuring , of a rich colour and patina.

Raised upon shaped rounded-section legs terminating in ball feet . Fitted with shaped stretchers . Inset panelled tops with consistent colour , no marks , stains or damage.

Ready to use in the home , having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

H (largest) 29"
W " 17"
D " 13"
China c.1900
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £850





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Early C20th Chinese carved elm altar table.
Early C20th Chinese carved elm altar table. Intricately carved Dragon ,"flaming pearl " and Foe dogs designs to friezes and carved and pierced open-panel ends with pale green painted back-boards. A style of table conceived to display valuable antiques or artefacts ,or flowers as blessings and votives to esteemed ancestors in the Chinese culture. Moulded frame with block/'sledge' feet. Rising everted ends in early Ming dynasty style and form, a piece of classical Chinese furniture design. Waxed finish , nice pale blonde colour .Great console or serving table .W 79" x H 34" x D 20". China c. 1920
Ref: MLF134
Price: £850




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C19th William IV period mahogany sideboard .
C19th William IV period mahogany sideboard .

Scottish sideboard of inverted break-front form and compact size with raised 'stage back'. Standing on turned legs, original knobs to drawers .

Good rich colour and well-carved floriate detail to centre . Fitted cellarette drawer to end ,with cutlery and 'napery '/linen drawers to centre , cupboard to opposing end.

H 40"
W 54"
D 22".
Scotland c.1835
Ref: ML 57
Price: £850





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Late C19th gilded ormolu-bronze Empire style table-lamp
Late C19th gilded ormolu-bronze Empire-style table lamp. Decorated with excellent cast detail, useful larger-scale lamp of campana vase form. Alternating cast panels to the integral stepped plinth base featuring scrolls, laurel wreaths ,ribbons and flower-filled vases together with leaf-cast detail to the foot section. The vase with twin leaf-wrapped handles and female goddess mask decoration, the body cast with amorini and classical scroll detail decoration . The fluted stem onto a leaf-wreath wrapped circular ring.
Quality Empire-style lamp in excellent condition. Has good presence and also of stable, well-balanced design with a weighted base.

Can by re-wired to customer's specification.
H (lamp ex. fitting )19"
Base 6.5" sq.
W( handle to handle)9"
France c.1900
Ref: ML1511
Price: £850



 

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