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Late C19th /early C20th carved mahogany candle-stand or torchere of Chippendale revival style .
Late C19th /early C20th carved mahogany candle-stand or torchere of Chippendale revival style.

Finely-carved accurate and faithful copy of an important George III Chippendale period candle-stand made in the reign of Edward VII. The single-piece dished circular top raised on a finely carved tapering fluted column with leaf-wrapped and wrythen knop detail , unto a carved tripod base with scroll detail and scrolled feet . The tops of the legs carved with trailing harebell flower-head detail .

Fine attention to detail a with rich ,dark colour and patina to the selected superior grade of mahogany .

The original design to support a candlestick or candelabra to light a room , but in addition , could be used for a lamp or to display porcelain .

In excellent condition , with no damage or repairs.

H 43"
W 10"
D 10"
England c.1900

Ref: ML 1612
Price: £475





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C19th brass-bound oak Naval fire-bucket.
C19th brass-bound oak Naval fire-bucket. Interesting coopered oak fire-bucket with rope handle and Royal Coat-of-Arms armorial cypher transfer to the front. Good quality wide brass bands with copper rivets .The coopered oak staves of a dark stained patina, and the twisted hemp rope handle attached by heavy-weight cast fittings with knotted ends. Probably originally conceived to hold sand, now fitted with a removable painted tin liner.
Decorative bucket , could be used for a myriad of purposes.
H 12"
Dia. 12"
England c.1860
Ref: ML1512
Price: £475





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C19th Parian-ware bust study of Beethoven.
C19th Parian-ware bust study of Beethoven . Strong portrait image of the brilliant German pianist and composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1828).Made of Parian or statuary ware , the waxy porcelain resembling white Parian marble, developed in the 1840's by Copeland and Minton .Raised on integral socle base with octagonal foot. Inscribed "BEETHOVEN" to front of socle. Minor chips to base. Impressed numbers to underside , probably produced by Minton.
H 16"
W 8" (shoulders)
England c.1860
Ref: MLJD 154
Price: £475





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Late C19th / early C20th brass-framed leather-top 2 tier occasional table.
Late C19th /early C20th brass-framed leather-top 2 tier occasional table.

Useful tubular brass-framed rectangular low etagere / table with gilt-tooled dark green leather platforms. Decorative brass acorn-type terminals , 'milled' brass rounded corners and moulded brass edges . Raised on integral brass castors.The leather with marks and scuffs commensurate with age , the brass with nice aged patination.

Great drinks/magazine table.
H 21"
W 13"
D 11"
England c.1900
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Ref: MLTH 155
Price: £475





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Late C19th/early C20th carved mahogany armchair of Adam revival design.
Late C19th/early C20th carved mahogany armchair of Adam revival design . Good large-scale armchair suitable as a desk chair , of well-carved neo-classical inspiration in the style of the celebrated C18th designer and architect ,Robert Adam. Oval concave back with intricate carved splat featuring swags, ribbons and central "Prince of Wales" plumed feathers. The elegant frame fluted throughout and with carved flower-head paterae. Generous brown leather-covered serpentine-fronted seat with close-nailed stud decoration. Broad sweep to the carved arms , the legs with fluting and carved detail terminating in a balled foot . Dark mahogany, with deep patination , some lighter aged wear to the arms . No breaks or repairs.
H(of back) 40"
W(of seat) 24"
H(of seat) 19"
England c.1900
Ref: MLSC 1212
Price: £475





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Early C20th alabaster architectural model of the Taj Mahal.
Early C20th alabaster architectural model of the Taj Mahal.

Carved white alabaster model with coloured highlights and pen-work detail ,of the iconic white marble mausoleum in Agra , India. Completed in 1648 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved third wife Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess who died in child-birth. Intricately-made scale model standing upon a decorated plinth base .Decorated to simulate the jali-work and inlaid marble and precious stones of the original. The base , dome and minarets all decorated and incised to simulate stone-work construction. The bronze finial above the centre dome of the tomb is in the shape of a crescent moon , a typical Islamic symbol whose horns point to the heavens. The style of Mughal architecture combines both traditional Hindustani and Persian decorative elements.

This model though having suffered somewhat by nature of its fragility , nonetheless is a great decorative table/desk ornament . Has chips and old repairs and some losses , but still represents a stunning depiction of perhaps the most famous and arresting image of the Indian sub-continent.
H 14"
W 12"
D 12".
India c. 1920
Ref: MLF 144
Price: £475





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Mid C19th English porcelain jardinière or 'cache-pot'.
Mid C19th English porcelain jardinière or 'cache-pot'. Beautifully hand-painted pot with wild poppy and wheat-sheaf design .Both sides painted with a variant of the same decoration, on a powder blue ground . Gilded rim and foot-rim , applied with twin 'rope-twist' double handles. Minor rubbing to gilt and blue-ground. Some minor staining to interior. Has a Victorian registration 'kite' mark to base , which signifies it was manufactured on 30th September 1861. No factory mark , but high quality piece probably by Minton or Coalport.
H 7"
Dia . 8".
England c.1861
Ref: ML127
Price: £450





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Late C19th Chinese porcelain celadon glaze lamp
Late C19th Chinese porcelain celadon glaze lamp. Subtle-coloured green celadon lamp with under-glaze incised decoration of chrysanthemum heads, leaf and foliate design in early C18th style. Stylised 'elephant-head' twin handles , raised on a pierce-carved hardwood base. Good quality brass fittings ,can be re-wired to clients specification .
H (body)18"
W 10".
China c. 1880
Ref: MLMC 1410
Price: £450





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Late C18th George III period inlaid rosewood double tea caddy
Late C18th George III period inlaid rosewood double tea caddy. Finely figured rosewood tea caddy with satinwood banding , oval medallions inlaid with floral designs to top and front. The interior fitted with 2 compartments with original twin lids and knobs .
With original steel key.
The term caddy deriving from the Chinese word "Kati " which was the measure of weight used in the tea industry.
Of good colour and in totally original condition .
W 8"
H 4"
D 4"
England c.1800
Ref: MLCA 159
Price: £450





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Pair of late C19th/early C20th Italian white marble Campana vases.
Pair of late C19th /early C20th Italian white marble vases. Smart pair of white marble urns of classical design , with gadrooned bodies with a wrythen band around the centre, spreading foot onto a square block base. The turned bodies of Campana or bell shape , with a stepped lip to the tops. Green baize to bases.
No chips ,breaks ,damage or repairs.
H 11"
Dia. 7"
Italy c. 1900
Ref: MLDC 158
Price: £450





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C19th patinated brass wine-cooler with 'hammered' decoration .
C19th patinated brass wine-cooler with 'hammered' decoration .

Boat-shaped ,ovoid wine-cooler with dipped sides, rolled-edge lip and folded foot rim . Has achieved a wonderful rich greenish bronzed patination . The body with all-over 'punched' or 'hammered' decoration.

In excellent condition , would hold numerous bottles . Would work equally well in a dining-room or kitchen ,as it would on a bar or buffet .

H 6.5"
D 10"
W 16"
England c.1850
Ref: ML 1611
Price: £450





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Late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour ' souvenir carved serpentine marble study of "Il Porcellino" or the Ufizzi boar.
Late C19th Italian carved 'Grand Tour ' souvenir carved serpentine marble study of "Il Porcellino" or the Ufizzi boar.

Skilfully carved from Italian green serpentine marble .

The original bronze sculpture was cast by Baroque Master Pietro Tacca( 1577-1640) after a Hellenistic marble original now on display in the Ufizzi Museum, Florence, Italy. Tacca's bronze can now be seen in the Museo Bardini , Palazzo Mozzi. Traditionally coins were fed to to the boar for good luck and rubbing the snout ensured a return to Florence, hence the polished nose. The boar is based on the Calydonian boar of Greek Mythology.

A bronze casting now stands in the Mercato Nuovo close by the Ponte Vecchio in Florence , and is one of the city's tourist attractions .

Nice small-scale copy with excellent attention to detail with well-carved features , faithfully copying the original.

In excellent condition, with no damage ,chips or repairs.

H 5"
W 5.5"
D 3.5"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML1704
Price: £450





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Late C19th/early C20th verdigris copper "copper" or vat .
Late C19th/early C20th verdigris copper "copper" or vat.

Well-patinated copper vessel with twin riveted side seams and riveted base. The top with smoothly rolled lip edge.

Possibly used as an industrial vessel , but size, scale and condition probably indicate it was for domestic use.

No holes or damage . Sits flat to foor having had the bottom slightly compressed over time to aid balance.

Would work well in an interior or exterior setting, whether as a log-bin or as a planter.

H 13"
W 19"
D 19"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £450





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Pair late C19th /early C20th Middle Eastern, probably Egyptian, brass lamp-bases with engraved leaf decoration on an enamelled body .
Pair of late C19th /early C20th Middle Eastern, probably Egyptian, brass lamp-bases with engraved leaf decoration on an enamelled body .

Tall pair of "Cairo-ware" lamp-bases with tall tapering necks and bulbous bodies. Tightly engraved with all-over leaf / floriate decoration and contrasting engraved ring sections . Raised on circular foot-rings .

An interesting and exotically designed pair of lamps to bring a flavour of the Orient to an interior scheme.

No damage or dents , with a pleasing light green / verdigris patination.

Can be rewired to customers specification.

H 25"
W 10"
D 10"
Egypt, probably Cairo c . 1900
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £450





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Late C19th oval giltwood-framed mirror in the Regency style.
Late C19th oval giltwood-framed mirror in the Regency style.

Elegant oval-framed mirror with deep cavetto profile , reeded edge with applied gesso crossed-ribbon detail , an inner band of applied gilded spheres together with a reeded inner border.

Good original gilding with a gently-aged patina and finish . The gilding having atmospheric mild distressing or rubbing showing the pink/red gesso grounding.

Good original, clean bevelled-edge plate .
Minor historic repairs to ribbon details .

Could be hung in either horizontal or vertical aspect . Fittings can be adjusted to client's specification.

H 38"
W 24"
D 2"
England c. 1890
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £450





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C19th Italian Venetian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture of the Lion of St. Mark.
C19th Italian Venetian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture of the Lion of St. Mark .

Well-cast miniature bronze reduction of the Lion of St.Mark representing the evangelist St.Mark , portrayed as a winged lion holding a bible. The lion is the symbol of the city of Venice and formerly of the Republic of Venice. The original ancient full-size winged lion sculpture is situated atop one of the twin marble columns at the entrance of the Piazzetta di San Marco adjacent to Piazza San Marco , Venice. Placed there in the 12th century , it was temporarily removed by Napoleon in 1797 and taken to Paris as to underscore his conquest of the Venetian Empire.

Venetian tradition is that St.Mark arrived at the Venetian lagoon whilst travelling through Europe , when an angel appeared to him and told him that here was where his body would rest. St. Mark represented as a lion is a typical Christian iconography.

In excellent condition ,with good consistent dark patination.

H 3"
W 7"(inc. tail)
D 2.5"
Italy, Venice c.1870
Ref: ML 1611
Price: £450





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Late C19th 'scagliola' simulated marble circular pedestal jardiniere /centre-piece
Late C19th 'scagliola' simulated marble circular pedestal jardiniere/centre-piece.
Highly decorative gadrooned-body bowl with roll-over lip edge , raised on a turned and dished pedestal foot.

Well simulated and figured marble design with aged finish .

The interior of the bowl with some fading/ water marks , having probably been used as a plant jardiniere. Minor chips to edges, commensurate with age , use and purpose.

Could be used equally as well in an interior or exterior scheme with dramatic effect .

H 12"
W 18"
D 18"
Probably Italian c .1880
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £450





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C19th French bobbin-turned beech simulated /faux rosewood Canterbury.
C19th French bobbin-turned beech simulated /faux rosewood Canterbury. Smart small-scale music Canterbury/magazine rack with 4 division top and under-tier. All-over bobbin turning , with carrying handle to centre.
Original brass ferrule castors with turned horn wheels.

Well-executed painted rosewood grain simulation to platforms .

In excellent original condition .
H 19"
W 16"
D 13"
French c.1860
Ref: ML164
Price: £450





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C19th cast-iron stick/umbrella stand modelled with a dog.
C19th cast-iron stick/umbrella stand modelled with a dog.

Two-division umbrella-stand modelled with a hound sat in profile beneath an oak tree with leaves and acorns.
The base of semi-circular form with removable dished drip-tray cast with the Latin motto "CAVE CANEM" ( ie. 'Beware of the Dog').

The twin-hooped holder naturalistically-cast as tree branches . The reverse with applied Victorian 'kite' registration mark which would denote its date of manufacture , material and origin , though illegible.

The top formed as a loop handle for ease of movement.

Raised on conforming design low ornately-cast naturalistic feet.

In excellent original condition with original blacked finish , having never been over-painted to obscure the detail.

Probably made by Coalbrookdale.
No breaks or damage.

H 28"
W 18"
D 8"
England c.1870
Ref: ML165
Price: £450





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C19th Victorian period walnut cabriole leg stool.
C19th Victorian period walnut cabriole leg stool. Robustly-made quality walnut-framed stool standing on boldly carved cabriole-shaped legs with scroll feet. The serpentine-shaped side rails with moulded edges. Upholstered in the apparently original, floral needle-work cover with corded braid. The needle-work in faded , muted condition but not damaged.
(Could be re-covered if desired,at cost , with clients chosen fabric.)

A useful size stool which would suit as a small coffee table, or as a dressing or drawing-room stool.
H 16"
W 20"
D 20"
England c.1860
Ref: ML 165
Price: £450



 

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