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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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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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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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Late C19th Japanese Imari porcelain dish of large scale.
Late C19th Japanese Imari porcelain dish of large scale .

Impressive Imari charger of large scale . Decorated with a deep blue and white mountainous landscape scene , brightly coloured chrysanthemums and flowers to the foreground .The reverse with blue-and-white trailing floral and trellis decorated borders. Of deep-dished form with a foot-rim and the interior with a double-ring marking together with kiln-spur marks in the glaze .

In perfect , unrestored condition.

H 27"
W 27"
D 5"
Japan c.1870

Ref: ML 1703
Price: £900





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Early C19th Chinese 'Imari ' porcelain lamp .
Early C19th Chinese 'Imari ' porcelain lamp.

Highly-decorative Chinese porcelain bodied lamp with ormolu bronze mounted base and gilded brass lamp fitting.

Decorated in the style of early C18th Japanese Imari porcelain, with the traditional colour palette of iron reds and colbalt blue with gilt highlights.

Gilded brass shade holder , the whole having been recently re-wired and tested .

H(body) 13"
H(overall)26"
W 12"
D 12"
China c.1820
Ref: ML 1703
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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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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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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Pair of early C20th/late C19th Japanese cloisonné enamel vases.
Pair or early C20th/ late C19th Japanese cloisonné enamel vases. Meiji period (1868-1912) vases of exceptional quality and arresting colour-ways. The pale pink ground bodies 'fading out' , decorated with vividly coloured poppies.

Probably by the Ando Cloisonné Company of Nagoya , Japan, decorated using the 'Musen-shippo' technique created in 1879, producing an enamel-ware without wires which allows the artist to compose fluid designs.

Some evidence of historic restoration.

H 13"
Japan c.1910
Ref: ML1510
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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Mid C19th Victorian period mahogany chiffonier/sideboard
Mid C19th Victorian period mahogany chiffonier/sideboard. Superior quality dining-room sideboard/buffet/serving table with spacious interior. The base fitted with 3 frieze drawers above 3 cupboard doors enclosing a cellarette drawer , cutlery slide trays and shelves . The inverted break-front base with gently-arched raised-panel doors all fitted with brass locks and escutheons with keys. The up-stand detachable back with good quality rococo-style 'C-scroll' carving and elaborate central cartouche .Good clean condition , original polish and finish which has achieved a nice mellow patina. Some marks and minor stains to top commensurate with age and use , but no splits.
W 56"
H 38" H(inc. back)58"
D 23"
England c.1850
Ref: MLBB 1503
Price: £850





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Early C20th Chinese 'ancestors' watercolour drawing in lacquered frame.
Early C20th Chinese 'ancestors' watercolour drawing in lacquered frame . Well-painted watercolour of handsome male and female ancestral subjects in formal /ceremonial costume ,seated on throne chairs upon a vibrantly woven carpet .With a six-fold screen behind decorated with Manchurian cranes in a landscape, whose presence symbolise luck,longevity and fidelity in Chinese culture. Good bright colours and finely painted on pithe paper with an embossed silk mount and gilt border. A highly decorative picture. Nice quality green/brown lacquer frame with decorative brass hanging brackets. (At present is mounted behind non-reflective glass which could be altered.) Size(overall)52" x 41 ".
Size of watercolour 34" x 39 ".
China c.1920
Ref: MLC 145
Price: £850





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Pair of late C19th French ormolu-mounted marble urns/vases.
Pair of late C19th French ormolu-mounted marble urns/vases. Smart pair of peach-coloured striated marble vases with good quality Louis XVI style ormolu mounts. Pineapple finial tops ,swans-head handles ,with female 'Eygptienne' style mask terminals. Chased ormolu tops and rosette details to corners of bases. The 'covers' fixed. Elegant tapering ovoid bodies and a striking colour. Overall excellent condition ,minor chip to corner of base.
H 17"
W (of bodies) 5".
France c.1900
Ref: MLJQ 147
Price: £850





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C18th George III period mahogany chest of drawers.
C18th George III period mahogany chest of drawers. Classic late Georgian mahogany bedroom chest with 2 short over 3 long 'cock-beaded' oak-lined drawers. All original condition and fitted with original brass 'swan-neck' handles ,original locks ,escutheons and key .Raised on original bracket feet and all original back-boards. Moulded edge top ,with no splits or stains. Has a pleasing faded patina with nicely figured timber. A practical piece of C18th furniture of good quality and proportions. Cleaned and waxed , ready to use .
W (top)37"
W(carcase)36"
H 37"
D 21 ".
England c.1780
Ref: MLB1501
Price: £850





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Late C19th Chinese 'mother o' pearl' inlaid hardwood 2-tier stand.
Late C19th Chinese 'mother o' pearl' inlaid hardwood 2-tier stand.

Profusely inlaid nacre shell inlay to quality rosewood/hongmu framed table with inset white marble panel top. Open-fret sides with flower-head decoration, standing on carved scroll feet.

Excellent condition with only very minor losses to shell inlay .

H 31 "
W 17 "
D 13 ".
China c.1890
Ref: MLBO 146
Price: £800




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Pair C19th Regency period 'double' lustre candlesticks.
Pair C19th Regency period 'double' row lustre candlesticks .

Gilt-brass stylised dolphin supports on slate bases .

Minor losses to droppers .
H 12".
England c.1820
Ref: ML 134
Price: £800





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Late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved alabaster sculpture group after Giambologna "The Abduction of the Sabine Women".
Late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved alabaster sculpture group after Giambologna "The Abduction of the Sabine Women".

Expertly carved alabaster sculptural group after the iconic C16th marble original now situated in the Loggia dei Lanza in Piazza Della Signoria , Florence , Italy . The "Kidnapping of the Sabine Women" is an episode in the legendary history of Rome , traditionally dated to 750 BC , in which the first generation of Roman men acquired wives for themselves from the neighbouring Sabine families.

The sculptural group completed in 1582 , is considered the masterpiece of C16th Italian-Flemish sculptor Giambologna and was carved from a single block of white marble.

This alabaster reduction also carved from a single block of stone ,has sadly acquired some damage and losses , but nonetheless is a skilful and largely intact representation which conveys the power and striking visual impact of the original .

The fingers of the hands of both the raised woman and the two male figures have both been damaged and missing . In addition it has some historic 'country-house' repairs to the raised arm of the woman and the head of the main male figure.

The alabaster has acquired , through natural aging and polishing , a lustrous 'skin' or surface, giving the appearance of white statuary marble .

H 22"
W 6"
D 6"
Italy c. 1880
Ref: ML 1611
Price: £800



 

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