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C19th Victorian period copper 'copper'.
C19th Victorian period copper 'copper'.

Good large scale 'copper' with fantastic aged patination and domed rivetted seam construction. Heavy quality thick copper sheet with flat edge lip and flattened bottom.

Originally conceived as a hot-water vessel for either domestic or industrial use, would make a stunning planter, log-bin or wine-cooler . Some nice verdegris spotting, casting texture and wear commensurate with age and use, but no holes ,splits or repairs. Ideal for interior or outdoors use, could be polished to a high-shine finish if required.

H 18"
Dia. 25"
England c. 1880
Ref: MLTH 154
Price: £750





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Pair of late C19th Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) carved boxwood figures.
Pair of late C19th Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) carved boxwood figures. Male and female studies dressed in traditional Kimono robes and sandals, with well-carved detail and defined naturalistic facial features, hair-styles and colouration.
The male figure depicted gripping a katana sword in his belt, the female clutching a folded fan, both raised upon ovoid wooden bases with leather pad undersides.
Wonderful patination and finish , with minor rubbing.
A stylish pair of carved okimono figures with great presence.

Gentleman H .14.5"
Lady H .14".
Japan c. 1900
Ref: MLMJ 147
Price: £725





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Pair of C19th Italian carved alabaster busts of "Petrarca" and "Laura"
Pair of C19th Italian carved alabaster busts of "Petrarca" and "Laura".

Well-carved rare companion pair of miniature library/desk-top busts of the Italian Renaissance scholar and poet Francesco Petrarca (anglicised as Petrarch) and his 'muse' and inspiration, Laura de Noves. Petrarca (1304-1374)is often referred to as the "Father of Humanism" , whose sonnets and poems were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance . His re-discovery of the letters of Cicero is often credited as initiating the C14th Renaissance, and in 1341 he became the first poet laureate since antiquity and was crowned on the holy grounds of Rome's Capitol. Born in Arezzo ,Petrarca gave up his vocation as a priest when the sight of Laura in the church of Sainte-Claire d'Avignon awoke in him a lasting passion. Already married , Laura refused him and his unrequited passions were channeled into love poems. Both titled on the base of bust sections, raised on integral turned socles. Petrarca portrayed with a period head-covering and laurel wreath ,Laura shown with her hair tied in a distinctive chignon style.

Chip to rear base of Laura study.

H 9"
Italy c. 1870
Ref: ML1412
Price: £700





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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood lamp table
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood lamp table . Useful height and scale, 'huali' table of square form.
Carved decorative friezes , inset panel top , shaped supports joined with shaped stretchers. Nice mellow patina.
H 29 "
W&D 16 "
China c. 1880
Ref: MLMM 1411
Price: £700





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Late C19th Victorian period miniature inlaid rosewood drop-leaf "Sutherland" table
Late C19th Victorian period miniature inlaid rosewood drop-leaf "Sutherland" table. Figured rosewood table with box-wood string inlay and 'arabesque' marquetry inlay to the corners. Canted-corner twin drop leaves with finely turned uprights and spindle-turned stretcher base. The swing-out legs fitted with original brass castors with ceramic wheels. Excellent condition and colour , cleaned and waxed.
H 22"
L 24"
W(closed)7"
W(open) 29"
England c. 1890
Ref: MLPS 1401
Price: £700





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Late C19th/early C20th 'cold-painted' cast bronze and brass fox-head ink-well.
Late C19th/early C20th 'cold-painted' cast bronze and brass fox-head ink-well. Great desk-top accessory for the field-sports aficionado , a well-modelled and naturalistically-painted bronze fox-head lidded ink-well ,fitted with original glass liner. The base decorated with a riding crop , whip and stirrup . The edge of the base cast with an oak-leaf /acorn design.
In good original 'Country House' condition , minor wear to painted decoration.
Provenance: formerly the property of a Gloucestershire Master of Foxhounds.
H 5"
W 6"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1510
Price: £700





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C19th George IV period mahogany cylindrical column bedside cupboard
C19th George IV period mahogany cylindrical column bedside cupboard. Exceptional quality mahogany flame-veneered circular pedestal cupboard fitted with a white marble top. Constructed with flat pilaster type divisions around the body , with hinged door with brass sprung closing-mechanism and original knob , raised on a plinth base. The detachable circular marble slab top positioned on two locating dowels on top of the mounded edge pillar. Fitted with an interior shelf. Minor stains to marble.
All original , rich dark patina.
Cleaned and waxed ready to use. No splits ,cracks or damage.
Could be used for a variety of purposes , including display pedestal , bedside cupboard or storage for bottles etc .
H 30"
Dia 15"
England c.1825
Ref: MLJG 159
Price: £700





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C19th late Qing Dynasty Chinese carved hardwood armchair.
C19thlate Qing Dynasty Chinese carved hardwood armchair . Throne-type carved 'hongmu' (Asian rosewood) armchair of generous proportions . Well-carved splat-back with central cartouche panel depicting archaic-shaped vases and censer on asymmetric stand. The crest-shaped top-rail featuring auspicious bat carving and motifs , the shaped arms with flat rests and scrolled decoration. Shaped and carved front-rail, panelled seat ,scroll carved feet, the whole joined by stretcher base. Well-figured timber throughout of good rich colour .
Cleaned and waxed ready to use.
H (back)39"
H (seat)20"
W 24"
D 18"
China c.1880
Ref: MLPS 157
Price: £700




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C19th Continental porcelain plaque.
C19th Continental porcelain plaque .

'Classical lady with Greek style lamp '. Perfect condition .

Carved gilt-wood Italianate frame (some minor damage). Unmarked .

German or Austrian.
H 7"
W 5"
c. 1890
Ref: ML136
Price: £700





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Late C19th /early C20th Edwardian period mahogany ladies' writing table or 'Bonheur du jour' style desk .
Late C19th/early C20th Edwardian period mahogany ladies' writing table or 'Bonheur du jour' style desk .

Neat mahogany Sheraton revival style writing table with satinwood cross-banding and string inlay . The frieze fitted with 2 drawers retaining original cast gilt brass handles . The writing surface with the original tooled green leather inset , though worn . Raised on square tapering legs fitted with brass castors .

The rear with fitted inkwell and pen drawers to either side with fiddle-back mahogany veneered concave lidded stationery compartments with galleried backs and inlaid flame-veneered ovals , in the manner of a "Carlton House" style desk .

Original throughout , wear to leather and some fading to polish .

H(overall) 36"
H (writing surface) 28.5"
W 36"
D 21"
England c. 1900
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £700





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Late C19th/early C20th Syrian inlaid 'mother of pearl' nacre-shell and ebonised hexagonal table .
Late C19th /early C20rh Syrian inlaid 'mother of pearl' nacre-shell and ebonised hexagonal table .

Exotic Syrian Damascus table with geometric star design inlaid top with circular calligraphy panel to the centre . Inlaid and banded throughout with contrasting ebonised and fruitwood designs . The base with shaped arched or arcaded sides with conforming inlaid designs .

In excellent original condition .

H 20"
W 21"
D 21"
Syria , Damascus, c.1900
Ref: ML 1612
Price: £700





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Early C20th Adam-style carved gilt-wood and gesso framed mirror of neo-classical design.
Early C20th Adam-style carved gilt-wood and gesso framed mirror of neo-classical design .

Impressive C18th style Robert Adam design wall mirror of good large scale with an elaborate neo-classical style frame. The top featuring central fluted-body vase with foliate and flower-head scrolling detail. The sides with trailing carved leaf and flower-head details and the base with conforming detailed frieze . The oblong mirror plate framed with a double border of carved detail .

The Scottish-born architect and designer Robert Adam (1728-1792) , was a leading exponent of neo-classical design during the late C18th , and his schemes and designs can be seen gracing many of England's greatest county-houses, including Syon Park , Kedleston , Croome Court and Harewood House.

In excellent condition with no losses or damage . The gilt with an aged patina .
The mirror plate with clear , silvered surface .

H 55"
W 24"
D 2"
England c.1920
Ref: ML 1612
Price: £700





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Mid C19th Victorian period circular mahogany stick / umbrella stand.
Mid C19th Victorian period cirular mahogany stick / umbrella stand.

Smart circular mahogany hall-stand for umbrellas and sticks , with original fitted brass 'drip-tray' base. Open-sided 4 columnar turned mahogany supports with a turned circular ring top . The ring-turned base fitted with ball feet . The base of heavily-turned construction to achieve good stability.

In excellent original condition with no breaks,repairs or damage . The quality mahogany of good rich colour and patina.

Stylish addition to a hall-way or porch.

H 27"
W 12"(top)
D 12"
W(base) 14"
Brass tray base 9" dia.
England c.1860
Ref: ML 1612
Price: £700





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C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir reduction of the equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir reduction of the equestrian statue of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius .

Copy of the ancient Roman statue in the Campidoglio , Rome , Italy. Portraying the Emperor mounted on horse-back, the original is now on display in the Capitoline Museums , with a replica on display in the open air of the Piazza del Campidoglio .
The overall theme of the statue is one of power and divine grandeur , with the over life-size study of the Emperor mounted on horse-back.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (121 AD- 180 AD) was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor.

Good quality detailed casting of consistent dark patination .
Minor damage to finger-tips of outstretched right hand .

H 7"
W 5"
D 2"
Italy c.1850
Ref: ML168
Price: £700





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Pair of late C19th French ormolu-mounted onyx vases in 'Japonesque' style.
Pair of late C19th French ormolu-mounted onyx vases in 'Japonesque' style.

Smart pair of cylindrical onyx marble bodies with brightly-gilded ormolu bronze mounts.

Well-figured stone bodies with a tri-footed base and mounts taking their influence from the art of Japan . 'Japonisme' or the style influences of Japanese decoration and techniques upon European works of art began during the 1870's .

Crisply-cast gilt bronze mounts with shaped top rims and flower-cast pierced bases with moveable shaped-plate dropper handles to the sides.

Excellent original condition.
H 7"
W 3.5"
D 3.5"
France c.1870
Ref: ML 166
Price: £700





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C19th French onyx marble and ormolu bronze ink-stand.
C19th French onyx marble and ormolu bronze ink-stand.

Fine quality oval onyx marble ink-stand with ormolu bronze mounts. Central 8" ormolu bronze figure of 'Diane de Gabies' ,after the marble antique discovery now exhibited in the Louvre ,Paris . Fitted with twin cast ormolu ink-wells with hinged tops and 'flambeau' finials .The cream oval onyx stone base with ovoid pen recess, and raised on compressed ormolu bronze bun feet.

Excellent condition with good bright ormolu .

High-quality decorative statement ink-stand for a desk.

H 10"
H(figure) 8"
D 9"
W 18"
France c.1870
Ref: ML 165
Price: £700





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Late C19th octagonal satinwood bijouterie/display table.
Late C19th octagonal satinwood bijouterie/display table. Diminutive bijouterie table veneered in exotic and expensive West Indian satinwood ,with glazed and hinged top , raised on square section tapering legs with brass ball feet. The legs joined by a decorative shaped stretcher. The interior lined with old scarlet silk damask . Fitted with a brass lock and shaped ivory key escutcheon.

Would be perfect to display a small collection of silver, jewellery or 'objets de virtu'.

H 28"
W 13"
D 13"
England c.1880
Ref: ML166
Price: £650





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Late C18th/early C19th George III period cast-iron strong-box.
Late C18th/early C19th George III period cast-iron strong-box.

Rare surviving example of a cast-iron strong-box from the late Georgian period with 2 original keys (one as spare) in good operating condition .
Fitted with a 3-lever/bolt action lock and fitted with an original brass knob to the lid .

Designed to store valuables and documents ,in order to protect from theft and fire .

Decorated to all 4 sides and lid with "beaded" panels and star-type corner motifs . Single-piece heavy-gauge lid with twin hinges, and centrally-positioned key escutcheon

The inside being plain and finished in its original 'red-wash'/ pink-painted finish . The base with stepped plinth .

Very heavy and well-constructed strong-box in excellent condition with original steel-grey finish .
Lacks brass hasp / lock cover.

Probably made by Coalbrookdale but not marked.

H 17"
W 18"
D 18"
England c.1810
Ref: ML 168
Price: £650





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Late C19th / early C20th Edwardian period brass-framed 4-glass hall lantern.
Late C19th/early C20th Edwardian period brass-framed 4-glass hall lantern .

Practical scale hall lantern with integral fitting and ceiling mount . The scroll 'cage' frame supporting a 4 panel square lantern . Fitted with 4 bevelled edged clear glass panels , each with a well-engraved star motif to their centre.

Excellent condition , with no chips or damage to glass.

H (overall)28"
H(lantern body) 11"
W 8"
D 8"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £650




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C19th Georgian revival mahogany and parcel gilt pier mirror
C19th Georgian revival mahogany and parcel gilt pier mirror with painted landscape panel and armorial / baronial crest and shell to base. H 60"
W 24 "
England c. 1880.
Ref: ML85
Price: £650



 

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