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Early C20th Italian brass-framed inset marble-top coffee table
Early C20th Italian brass-framed inset marble top coffee table. Heavy-guage square-section brass-framed base with applied paterae/roundel decoration to ends and a lower tier spindle/rod magazine shelf. The marble top of a 'Siena/Giallo Antico' centre with a deep banded edge of green 'Verde Antico' surround. The well-figured marble slab top with striations and lines possibly showing minor historic repairs. The veneered top laid upon an underside of travertine stone. The brass of the base has an aged patina which could be brightly polished if required.
Good quality decorative ,low reception room table that would complement a period setting.
H 20"
W 50"
D 20"
Italy c. 1920
Ref: MLBO 156
Price: £600





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C19th mahogany-framed museum-type glazed table-top display case/cabinet
C19th mahogany-framed museum-type table-top display case/cabinet . A quality-made plush purple velvet-lined cabinet with an opening hinged back fitted with an 'axe-head ' handle pull. Suitable for displaying a collection of 'objets de virtu' or any number of varied items. Delicate moulded mahogany frame construction , which would enhance a displayed object without detracting from, or obscuring the contents. Ideal for commercial or domestic use . Polished finish all around.
W 30"
H 12"
D 9"
England c. 1870
Ref: ML 158
Price: £600





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Pair of late C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronzed and gilt-brass classical vases ,after the antique.
Pair of late C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronzed and gilt-brass classical vases , after the antique. Of ancient Classical Greek volute Krater form , styled after the ceremonial urns used in feasts and orgiastic celebrations to hold wine and water . Detailed cast rims and necks with gilded scroll 'volute' twin handles ,above a cast bronzed metal body with all-round decoration featuring a bacchalian procession .
Raised upon a cast-detail spreading circular foot with gilded details.

Through cleaning and polishing the bodies have achieved a lightly-silvered high points finish where the dark patination has been partially removed , which has created a highly decorative contrast between the gilded sections and the dark patina of the other sections of the vases.

Excellent condition , wear commensurate with age and use.
H 9"
W 5"
Italy or France c.1880
Ref: MLGT 155
Price: £575





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Pair of C18th style Italian carved gilt-wood candle-lamps.
Pair of C18th style Italian carved gilt-wood candle-lamps. Good tall scale pair of Venetian period-style candle-stick lamp-bases ,with aged gilt and 'sea-green' decoration . Fluted stems and bases , with carved leaf detail and beaded tops.

Can be wired to clients specification.
H 30"
Dia. base 8"
Italy c.1920
Ref: MLMA 1503
Price: £575





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Early C19th Regency period mahogany armchair
Early C19th Regency period mahogany armchair .Good large-scale armchair suitable as a desk or library chair . Standing upon sabre legs with swept scroll arms and "Trafalgar-back" 'rope-twist' top-rail . The fashionable rope-twist design resonant of the naval victories of Admiral Lord Nelson ,national icon of the period, whilst the scroll-arms and overall shape reflect the influences of classical Ancient Greek design. Broad and detailed interlaced carved back-splat, and lumbar rail. Excellent colour , the whole inlaid with box-wood stringing detail. Drop-in seat with original worn tapestry cover . No breaks or repairs.
H(back) 33"
Seat W 20"
D 18".
England c. 1810.
Ref: MLSA 149
Price: £575





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C19th George II revival style mahogany and parcel-gilt fret carved mirror.
C19th George II revival style mahogany and parcel-gilt fret carved mirror . Faithfully produced copy of a mid C18th Georgian mirror with fret carved outline , 'swan-neck' broken-arch pediment and parcel-gilt details. Shaped incised parcel-gilt slip/surround. Well-carved giltwood appliqués to the uprights with flower-head and leaf detail .
Good clear plate with minor defects adding to the period feel .
Panelled back with old furniture repository label attached.
Minor loss of colour to small areas of mahogany veneer , but of good colour and patina with no losses to carving or parcel-gilt detail.

H 43"
W 22"
England c.1880
Ref: ML165
Price: £575





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Early C20th French Chinoiserie lacquer-top occasional table on gilt-brass 'faux bamboo' base.
Early C20th French Chinoiserie lacquer top occasional table on gilt-brass 'faux-bamboo' base.

Very chic lacquer-topped occasional table probably made by 'Maison Jansen' ,Paris, France c.1920.

'Maison Jansen' founded in Paris c. 1880 , are renowned for their production of high-quality decorative furnishings.

Incorporating a C19th Chinese lacquer panel mounted upon a gilded brass simulated/'faux' bamboo base with splayed bottom legs and cross stretcher.

The top with wear and some 'crackulature' / crazing to lacquered surface commensurate with age and use.

Smart occasional table of useful proportions.

H 21"
W 21"
D 15"
France c.1920
Ref: ML 166
Price: £550





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Pair of early C20th Dutch Colonial style teak armchairs of early C19th design.
Pair of early C20th Dutch East Indies Colonial-style teak armchairs of early C19th design.

Well-proportioned pair of rattan-seated teak veranda armchairs with reeded front legs and scroll arms . Shaped top rail and centre splat with carved flower-head detail .

Armchairs of this design were popular throughout India and the East Indies during the early and mid-C19th , known in the Dutch East Indies as 'Rafflesstoelen' (Raffles chairs) , after Sir Stamford Raffles, Govenor of Java and founder of Singapore.

Traditional pegged construction , sound sturdy frames.

Good pale , dry colour , with minor damage to rattan/cane seats .

H(back) 33"
H(seat) 18"
W 22"
D 17"
Ref: ML 168
Price: £550





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Early C20th cast bronze sculpture of a prowling male lion.
Early C20th cast bronze sculpture of a prowling male lion.

Impressive study of a prowling lion on rectangular naturalistic base of good large scale . Well- modelled bronze sculpture showing the beast in a prowling/walking gait with fierce facial expression and open-mouthed ,snarling pose .

Good attention to detail with well detailed mane, tail and claw feet.

Probably French , though unmarked.

Consistent dark patina.
H 10"
W 19"
D 6"
France c.1920

Ref: ML 167
Price: £550





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Late C19th Venetian-style wrought-iron floor-standing lamp or lantern.
Late C19th Venetian-style wrought-iron floor standing lamp or lantern .

Skilfully-made wrought-iron standard lamp standing on scrolled tripod-form base .

The glazed lantern top with typical late C17th style decoration , having old wiring to the interior though perhaps conceived for candle use . The lantern glazed with period-style opaque yellowed 'sodium' glass panels.

Of typical Italian Venetian style design , with scroll-work and spiked decoration throughout, wrythen lower part of column and wrythen supports to sides of the lantern .

A useful addition in creating a mood in a period-style decorative scheme.

Old blackened paint finish with some corrosion to surface contributing to the period atmospheric ambiance.

H 73"
W 10"
D 10"
Italy , Venice c.1890
Ref: ML 167
Price: £550





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Fine quality late C19th / early C20th Edwardian period satinwood bedside cupboard.
Fine quality late C19th /early C20th Edwardian period satinwood bedside cupboard . Bow-fronted cupboard raised on carved turned supports , fitted with an interior cupboard shelf and a frieze drawer above. The back fitted with up-stand. Quarter-veneered door, drawer-front and top with cross-banding and chequer line inlay. Panel back with ventilation slots. Top quality figured satinwood veneers throughout.
Original neo-classical design brass handles.

In excellent condition with good original colour and finish.

H 30"
W 16"
D 16"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 164
Price: £550





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Rare set of 4 C18th George III period brass/'bell-metal' reeded column candle-sticks
Rare set of 4 C18th George III period brass/'bell-metal reeded column candle-sticks. Standing on square 'loaded'/ weighted bases with 'split-pearl' decoration . Tapering reeded-column architectural stems with concave-shaped knozzles tops. Elegant set of candle-sticks of good scale ,colour and number.
H 12"
Base 4.5"sq.
England c. 1770
Ref: ML163
Price: £550





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Set of 4 late C18th George III period mahogany dining chairs.
Set of 4 late C18th George III period mahogany dining chairs.

Elegant set of four chairs of simple classic restrained design with drop-in seat pads.
Raised on 'Marlborough' design moulded square-section front legs of tapering form joined by an 'H' stretcher . The inset top-rails of well-chosen figured mahogany with a simple ebony line . The triple lumbar support bars with reeded decoration and inter-spaced with an oblong shaped and carved lozenge. The uprights of the frame with moulded edges, the seat-frame edges with a simple moulded surround.

Have retained a rich dark patina and colour . No breaks or repairs , the frames have been waxed and cleaned.

The drop-in seats retaining what appears to be their original blue fabric covering in servicable condition .Could be re-upholstered in client's choice of fabric ,at cost, if desired.

H(back) 34"
H(seat) 18"
W 19"
D 16"
England c.1800
Ref: ML169
Price: £550





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Early C20th Chinese hardwood open fret-work framed wall mirror with carved boxwood decoration .
Early C20th Chinese hardwood open fret-work framed wall mirror with carved boxwood decoration .

Stylish Chinese carved huali /rosewood framed mirror with interesting contrasting carved boxwood block vignettes featuring grass-hopper or cricket and foliage motifs. The open-fret frame centre with a quatrefoil shaped bevelled plate mirror . The top fitted with a decorative lacquered brass fretted 'hanging' bracket . The boarded back fitted with eyelets to enable concealed hanging .

Throughout Chinese history and culture , crickets have symbolised wisdom and prosperity ,and the singing of crickets revered . Crickets lay hundreds of eggs and their fertility coincides with the traditional Chinese belief that having many children is a symbol of vitality , happiness and abundance.

Of excellent colour and patina and in first-class condition .

H 30"
W 19"
D 1"
Mirror plate 18" x 18"
China c.1920
Ref: ML 1612
Price: £550





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Set of late C19th teak and brass officers' military campaign book-shelves
Set of late C19th teak and brass officers' military campaign book-shelves.

Interesting set of military campaign book-shelves constructed to be easily dismantled and transported. The 3 teak shelves divided by turned brass uprights secured by the decorative finial nut caps . The top shelf with removable shaped back-stand or creating rail with steel locating pins . Standing upon compressed circular spread feet , designed to stand atop a chest or desk.

All shelves stamped beneath with a pattern number , suggesting these shelves were probably made by the Army & Navy Company , one or the most notable and leading suppliers of such goods and furniture for overseas military expedition and campaign use.

In good original condition with rich patina and clean brass-ware.

H 28"
W 32"
D 8"
England c.1870
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £550





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C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir specimen marble obelisk.
C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir specimen marble obelisk .

Smart desk-top marble obelisk composed of six different varieties of stone . The tapering white marble shaft sits directly onto a slip of figured yellow 'Convent Siena ' marble. Beneath this is a moulded section of 'Nero Marquina' marble onto a tapering block section of 'Nero Belgo' stone . The next lower section is a piece of moulded and stepped pale yellow 'Siena' marble, which in turn rests upon a moulded base plinth of 'Portoro' marble.

Stylish desk-top size obelisk constructed from a well-chosen selection of marble samples.

Has a minor repaired chip to one corner of 'Portoro' marble base. Very minor nicks to the edges of shaft.

H 11.5"
W 4"
D 4"
Italy c.1870
Price: £550





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Early C19th Regency period mahogany sabre-leg scrolled-arm desk or library chair of broad proportions.
Early C19th Regency period mahogany sabre-leg scrolled-arm desk or library chair of broad proportions.

Generously-scaled mahogany framed armchair with recently upholstered black leather drop-in seat . Curved and shaped top-rail with well-carved classically-inspired design lumbar bar. The fore-legs of shaped sabre design, the front rail of the seat with reeded detail . The arms of bold scrolled form .

In excellent strong , original condition. Good rich colour and patina.
No breaks , damage or repairs.

Has been polished , cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

H(back) 33"
H(seat) 18"
W 21"
D 18.5"
England c.1820
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £550





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Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture "The Dancing Faun of Pompeii" , after the antique .
Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture "The Dancing Faun of Pompeii " , after the antique.

Darkly patinated bronze study of the iconic dancing mythical Faun figure , excavated from the site of a villa in ill-fated Pompeii in 1830. The figure stood next to an impluvium , a basin to collect rain-water, at villa "Casa del Fauno"

The original now in the Museo Nazionale,Naples , Italy.

Portrayed dancing in exhultation , the horned and tailed figure stands upon an integral square plinth base.

Produced in Italy during the late C19th, probably in Naples, as a souvenir for wealthy tourists who visited the ancient sites and sights.

H 12.5"
W 3.5"
D 3.5"
Italy c.1880

Ref: ML 1703
Price: £550





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Fine quality late C19th French gilt-brass framed miniature agate casket .
Fine quality late C19th French gilt-brass framed miniature agate casket.

Beautifully-crafted rectangular agate casket or stamp-box with intricately cast filigree style frame-work . The loose bevelled agate panel lid with a cast classical fruiting-berry finial or knob . The ends cast with miniature anthemion motif decoration to the frame-work . The beaded frame surround standing upon miniature bracket feet. The base of the casket cast with an open trellis pattern gilded brass panel .

A wonderful bijou 'objet de virtu' in excellent original condition with no cracks, damage , losses or repairs .

H 1.5"
W 2"
D 1.5"
France c.1870
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £550





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Late C19th ormolu-mounted alabaster lidded urn.
Late C19th ormolu-mounted alabaster lidded urn . Impressive Italian alabaster urn fitted with finely-cast ormolu mounts and cast stylised dolphin feet, and hinged lid. Classically-designed urn turned in grey/brown stone with contrasting chased-gilt embellishments, gilt feet and knop to lid. Smart quality centre-piece, with no chips or breaks.
H 12"
W 7".
Italy c .1870
Ref: MLSA 149
Price: £550



 

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