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C19th French 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze statue, after the antique, "Venus di Milo" by Bardedienne Foundry.
C19th French 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze statue , after the antique , "Venus di Milo" by Bardedienne Foundry . Well-cast bronze reduction of the iconic ancient Greek marble sculpture of Venus now housed in the Louvre Museum ,Paris . Bears the signature of Ferdinand Bardedienne Foundry of Paris , and also the seal mark of Achille Collas whose invention of the mechanical pantograph reduction device led to the accurate production of this type of bronze model . Excellent consistent dark 'chocolate' brown patina .
H 12.5"
France c.1890
Ref: MLTH 158
Price: £550





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C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze sculpture after the antique, of "Dionysus", known as "Narcissus".
C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze sculpture, after the antique, of "Dionysus" , known as "Narcissus". Well-cast verdigris patinated bronze of this iconic statue ,probably by the 'Sommer' or 'Chiurazzi' foundries of Naples. Well-defined musculature and fine detail to the sandals, wine-skin and hair.
After the antique excavated at Pompeii in 1862 ,now in the Museo Nazionale , Naples , Italy .
H 11"
Naples,Italy c. 1890
Ref: ML 158
Price: £550





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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir gilded bronze sculpture after the antique,of Dionysus, known as "Narcissus".
C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir gilded bronze sculpture after the antique, of Dionysus, known as "Narcissus". Well-cast gilded patination bronze of this iconic statue, produced in Naples probably by 'Chiurazzi' foundry. Depicted in 'contrapposto' pose, a wine-skin slung over his shoulder, entirely naked except for his sandals and the grapes in his hair. The Greek god Dionysus, Bacchus to the Romans , is the God of wine, the grape harvest, ritual madness, religious ecstasy and theatre.

The discovery of the original ,excavated at Pompeii in 1862 , caused a sensation and the image was much sought after by European collectors and 'Grand Tourists' alike . The antique original now exhibited in Museo Nazionale, Naples, Italy.

Good 'softly' gilded patina with minor high-points and rubbing . Minor casting fault / crack to rear of base.
H 11"
Italy ,Naples c.1890
Ref: ML 1511
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pair of early C20th Georgian style mahogany tripod- base tables with pierced brass gallery-edge tops.
Pair of early C20th Georgian style mahogany tripod-base tables with pierced brass gallery-edge tops .

Useful pair of C18th revival ,drinks or end tables with carved and fluted baluster column bases with shaped cabriole leg tripod supports. The aged brass gallery around the tops with period-style pierced baluster vase and engraved decoration. The mahogany tops with some minor marks and stains commensurate with age ,use and purpose.

H 26"
W 15.5"
D 15.5"
England c.1920
Ref: ML 1704
Price: £550





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Early C19th Regency period mahogany 'Country-House' boot and whip rack .
Early C19th Regency period mahogany 'Country-House' boot and whip rack .

Good large-scale mahogany stand for a hall-way or boot-room , designed to hold riding boots , riding crops and whips . Of free-standing double-sided form . The 'slotted' central broad section constructed to house the heel of the suspended boot , whilst the pegs above are placed to hold the whips .

The turned frame with finial decoration, the flat broad base with turned compressed bun feet.

Good grade of mahogany which has achieved a rich patina and colour.
Minor historic repair to boot hanging section .

(Boots and whip not included)

H
W
D
England c.1820
Ref: ML 1704
Price: £500





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Early C19th George IV period side table of outstanding colour and patina.
Early C19th George IV period side table of outstanding colour and patina .

Useful scale figured mahogany oblong side table raised on turned and spiral 'rope-twist' carved legs , fitted with original lacquered brass castors . Rounded corner top with 'thumb' moulded edge and canted corners to the frieze .

Possibly a component from a larger table , but with no evidence of alteration or attachment .

Superbly patinated table of practical scale.

H 28"
W 48"
D 21"
England c.1825
Ref: ML1610
Price: £480





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C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze sculpture , after the antique , "Jennings' Dog".
C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze sculpture , after the antique , "Jennings' Dog". Modelled after the ancient Hellenistic original , this copy of the Roman C2nd AD version , is named after its first 'modern' owner Henry Constantine Jennings.
The metre-high marble is now on exhibition in The British Museum .Thought to represent the legendary Molossian guard dog or hound , of the Grecian statesman , Alcibiades, it was acquired by Jennings in Rome c.1756. It subsequently was sold in 1778 by Jennings to Hon .Charles Duncombe , in order to settle his gambling debts. Acquired for the nation from Duncombe Hall in 2001.

A similar pair of marble mastiffs are in the Belvedere Court , Vatican Museums , Rome , Italy.

Well-cast reduction model of good rich patination and consistent colour .

H 6"
W 6"
D 3.5"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML166
Price: £480





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Mid C19th carved mahogany Chippendale-style ladder-back child's armchair.
Mid C19th carved mahogany Chippendale-style ladder-back child's armchair . Well-executed copy of an C18th Chippendale design armchair of scaled-down child-size proportions.

The serpentine shaped top-rail with carved leaf detail and conforming carved decoration to the serpentine 'ladder-back' bars below. The arms with scrolled terminals with carved acanthus-leaf detail carving. The seat-frame with simple period-style moulded edge .

Raised on square-section fore-legs and splayed rear supports , all joined with an 'H' stretcher . Drop-in upholstered seat in need of re-upholstery , can be recovered in fabric of clients choice .

Good dense timber which has achieved an authentic period-style patina.

Excellent condition with no breaks or repairs.

H 33"
W(back) 16"
W(seat) 19"
D 16"
England c.1860
Ref: ML 169
Price: £475





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Pair of late C19th French miniature enamel tazzas on ormolu bases.
Pair of late C19th French miniature enamel tazzas on ormolu bases.

Smart pair of vivid 'blue-de-roi' enamel dished tazzas with gilded fleur-de-lys decoration mounted upon cast gilt ormolu bronze tripod bases. The finely-cast bases with hoof feet and chased decoration . Both bear engraved reference numbers from the unknown maker.

Quality pair of miniature 'objets de virtu' , produced in an arresting colour combination.

A minor nick to enamel on edge of one tazza , barely visible to the naked eye.

Dia. 4"
H 3"
France c.1875
Ref: ML164
Price: £475





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Late C19th/early C20th Italian tooled vellum waste-paper bin.
Late C19th/early C20th Italian tooled vellum waste-paper bin .

Smart gilt-tooled book-binding calf's-skin leather square bin raised upon cast gilt-brass lion's paw feet on a wooden base.

The spine of the book with the inscription "Museo Borbonico Vol.15 ,Napoli 1856" , which is the building created by Charles of Bourbon as cavalry barracks in Naples , now housing the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Fine gilt tooled detail with vitruvian scroll and decorative lines to the borders.


The interior beautifully lined with colourful marbled paper .

In excellent condition, great decorative 'Grand Tour' theme related accessory for an office , library or study .

H 12.5"
W 9"
D 9"
Italy c.1900
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £475



 

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