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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 '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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Pair of early C19th Chinese Export lacquer wine-bottle coasters.
Pair of early C19th Chinese Export lacquer wine-bottle coasters.

Rare form of Chinese lacquer-work dining room wine-bottle coasters made in China for the European export market . The English equivalent of the period having been made usually in papier-mâché to imitate exotic fashionable Eastern lacquer-ware.

Decorated with hand-painted vignettes of fantasy Oriental scenes interspersed with painted and gilded decoration.

In good original condition, with minor rubbing and minor cracks to the lacquer.

H 2"
D 5.5"
W 5.5"
China c.1825
Ref: ML 1704
Price: £450





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Unusual late C19th/early C20th Edwardian period satinwood cross-banded mahogany drinks, tea or jardiniere table.
Unusual late C19th/early C20th Edwardian period satinwood cross-banded mahogany drinks, tea or jardiniere table.

Of Art Nouveau-inspired design , mahogany framed table with unusual fold-down hinged sides , each opening to reveal a baize-lined circular 'dish' . Each 'flap' fitted with an original gilt-brass knob . The top of shaped outline with a moulded edge , the sides all with a carved pierced Art Nouveau-type tulip-head design.

The shaped splay legs joined by a turned and joined undertier stretcher with central platform.

An usual model of table with a cleverly designed transformation function , for multiple of possible uses.

In good original condition with rich dark patination. Some inor marks to top .

H 29"
W 15"
D 15"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1704
Price: £425





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Late C19th/ early C20th signed bronze bust study of Dante .
Late C19th/early C20th signed bronze bust study of Dante .

Depicting the Italian poet ,statesman and theorist , Durante deli Alighieri , known as Dante, of the late Middle Ages in typical pose , mounted on a rectangular plinth base .

His work "Divine Comedy", is widely considered to be the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

The shoulders inscribed "Dantes" , whilst the front of the plinth block bears an inscription from his work "The Divine Comedy" . "Amore che move il sole e altre stelle"......"The love that moves the sun and other stars".

Signed and inscribed to rear by the sculptor , "G. Varlese , Napoli"

Good consistent dark patina , has casting fault/hole to top rear of head.

H 8"
W 8"
D 4"
Italy, Naples c.1900
Ref: ML 167
Price: £425





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C19th Victorian period walnut circular occasional table with inlaid chequer-board games top.
C19th Victorian period walnut circular occasional table with inlaid chequer-board games top. Raised on a tri-columnar carved base with central turned finial, and carved and inlaid legs. The twin moulded-edge burr-walnut top with satinwood and ebonised chequer-board inlay centre , with box-wood scroll inlay to the reserves of the round top . The tops of the tripod splayed legs with conforming box-wood inlaid designs.
Original colour and patina.

Some minor evidence of treated woodworm to the base.
The top with 2 small burn marks .
H 27"
W 21"
D 21"
England c.1860
Ref: ML165
Price: £425



 

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