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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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C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir reduction , after the antique, "Romulus & Remus".
C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir reduction ,after the antique,
"Romulus & Remus".

Well-cast desk-top bronze of the Myth of the abandoned Demi-god infant twins being suckled by the she-wolf . In Roman mythology the brothers were credited with the founding of Rome in 753 BCE. The original sculpture is traditionally dated to the 5th century BCE Etruscans , but it may be later. The figured were added in the 15th century CE.

The original now exhibited in the Capitoline Museums , Rome, Italy.

Excellent attention to detail and has a good patination with greenish and gold hues present .

H 4"
W 4"
D 2"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 1611
Price: £425





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Late C18th George III period mahogany inlaid tea caddy.
Late C18th George III period mahogany inlaid tea caddy . Single-sized mahogany caddy with box-wood strung edges and front and lid inlaid with sycamore oval medallions with floral inlay . The interior fitted with original lid and knob . Original lock and hinges . Lacks key . Nice gently faded patina.
The term caddy derives from the Chinese word "Kati" which was the measure of weight used in the tea industry .
W 4.5"
H 4.5"
D 3.5"
England c.1790
Ref: MLCA 159
Price: £425





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Late C19th French provincial fruit-wood framed armchair/fauteuil.
Late C19th French provincial fruit-wood framed armchair/fauteuil. Louis XVI style salon armchair with open carved broad splat-back and 'shepherds-crook' type arms , shell carved front seat-rail and standing on cabriole legs. Probably made of chestnut, it has got a warm, faded colour.

No breaks or repairs, has some minor evidence of historic wood-worm which has been treated.

Old serviceable upholstery, but could benefit from re-covering.

H (of back)38" x H(of seat)16" x W 24" x D 20 ".
France c. 1875 .
Ref: MLBO 121
Price: £400





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Pair or early C19th George IV period turned ornamental rosewood vases.
Pair of early C19th George IV period turned rosewood ornamental vases.

Well-selected grade of rosewood has been chosen to produce this pair of swollen-bodied vases on ring turned bases into a square foot.

The hobby of ornamental turning in exotic woods and Ivory , was a popular pastime in the late C18th and early C19th amongst both middle-class and aristocratic gentlemen.
The pastime was made popular by the production of lathes for ornamental turning by the London founded company of Jean-Jacques Holtzapffel.Indeed in addition to the machinery ,the company of Holtzapffel also published 2 volumes of a treatise entitled "Turning and Mechanical Manipulation ", which instructed gentlemen on use and decorative technique. The lathes were hugely expensive when produced and individually numbered, hence their use was the preserve of the upper classes.

Excellent colour , patina and condition.
H 10"
W 4"
D 4"
England c.1825
Ref: ML165
Price: £400





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C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir model of the "Colonne de Juillet"
C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir model of the "Colonne de Juillet".

Well-detailed cast bronze reduction of the monumental column in Paris comemmorating the Revolution of July 1830.

The 3-day revolution saw the fall of King Charles X of France and the commencement of the "July Monarchy" of Louis-Philippe , King of the French. It was built between 1835 and 1840.

The original 47metre high column is topped with a gilded figure 'Genie de la Liberte' ("Spirit of Freedom") atop a globe by Auguste Dumont , lacking from this desk-top model. The interior of which has a spiral staircase , the base ornamented with cast bronze bas-reliefs by Antoine-Louis Barye including a lion and roosters to the corners. The column is engraved in gold with the names of those who died in the Revolution , the base foundation houses a columbarium for the remains of the 615 victims.

The Column is situated in the centre of Place de la Bastille , Paris, France.

This model is mounted on its original black marble plinth base , surrounded by a pierced cast-bronze trellis 'fence' .

H 12"
Base 5" sq.
France c.1880


Ref: ML166
Price: £375





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Pair of C19th gilt bronze candlesticks.
Pair of C19th gilt bronze candlesticks. Well-cast pair of French ormolu candlesticks in Louis XV style. 'Stiff-leaf' cast bases,crisp detail to 'stop-fluted' tapering bodies and nozzles ,together with removable 'bobeches'.
H 8"
Dia.(of base)4.5".
France c.1860
Ref: MLJM 146
Price: £375





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Late C19th /Early C20th Indian carved teak occasional table
Late C19th/Early C20th Indian carved teak occasional table . Well-carved heavy quality circular table raised on 3 'elephant-trunk' supports with bone tusks and eyes . The top carved with a central Buddhist Bodhisattva figure , surrounded by bands of concentric leaf and flower-head carving. The elephant supports with caparisoned carved heads , and curled trunks wrapped around flasks onto peg feet. Good clean, original condition.
Dia. 18 "
H 19 "
India c.1990
Ref: MLCA 1410
Price: £375





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C19th carved oak armorial cartouche.
C19th carved oak armorial cartouche. Heraldic device featuring a boars-head upon a castellated rampart/turret with flower-heads. 'Scroll-paper' style shield-shaped cartouche with leaf cresting above .Would make a smart addition to a door or a piece of furniture.
H 11"
W 7"
D 1.5".
Probably French c. 1860
Ref: MLMJ 143
Price: £375





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Pair of early C20th Italian pottery classical column lamp-bases.
Pair of early C20th Italian pottery classical column lamp-bases. Gently tapering fluted-column classical column lamps on square stepped plinth bases , surmounted by Corinthian-style caps. Good tall pair of smart architectural lamp-bases in pure white pottery . Old brass switch-fittings , unwired , have holes for wire through side of base.(Can quote for re-wiring to clients specification).Minor chip to one base.
H (lamp) 21"
Base 5" sq.
Ref: MLHB 1206
Price: £375





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Late C19th /early C20th Chinese hardwood side-chair with open fret-work back and ivory and box-wood inlaid panel.
Late C19th/early C20th Chinese hardwood side-chair with open fret-work back and ivory and box-wood inlaid panel . Good quality side-chair with inset inlaid and carved panel back decorated with figures ,pavilions, birds and trees .The front rail with auspicious bat motifs. Drop-on seat with recent Chinoiserie-style fabric upholstery.
H (back)40"
H (seat)18"
D 18"
W 18"
China c.1900
Ref: MLCAC152
Price: £375





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Early C20th leather-cased set of gambling/poker chips.
Early C20th leather-cased set of gambling/poker chips. High quality silk-lined red Morocco leather case with brass stud opening, containing large quantity of variously-sized 'mother o'pearl' style gambling chips of assorted shapes and colours. Compartment for playing cards. The ultimate portable poker accessory for the gambling man .Probably retailed/commissioned by a top London store such as Harrods or Asprey , though unlabelled.
Case 12" x 6" x 2".
England c.1920
Ref: MLBO126
Price: £375





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Early C20th inlaid Syrian jewellery casket.
Early C20th inlaid Syrian jewellery casket.

Finely-inlaid and hinged lid wooden casket of canted corner form ,with 'mother of pearl' (nacre shell) and coloured parquetry work .

Beautifully crafted with stars/stellar motifs and geometrics decorating the raised panel top. Intricately inlaid interior lid ,silk-lined interior (original but would benefit from replacement).

Minor losses to inlay around base edge.

12.5 " square
H. 3.5". (Key)

Damascus, Syria c.1920
Ref: MLM 145
Price: £375





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Pair of C19th French pressed brass pricket candlesticks.
Pair of C19th French pressed brass pricket candlesticks. Decorative tall pair of tri-form pricket candlesticks of C17th design . Each side of triangular base with different pressed decoration . The wide circular drip-pans above a stylised Doric-capped leaf-embossed tapering body . Standing upon claw feet to the corners.

Have a high-lighted polished two-tone finish which reflects the light well and gives an attractive atmospheric appeal.

No damage or holes , the pricket spikes of varied height , though bodies are equal.
Minor dents to top edge of 'drip-pans'.
As these are pressed brass they are light in weight , though have good stability.
H (bodies) 19"
W 7"
D 7"
France c.1870
Ref: ML 165
Price: £370





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Late C19th/ early C20th Edwardian period satinwood oval occasional table.
Late C19th / early C20th Edwardian period satinwood occasional table . Elegant satinwood veneered occasional or lamp table . Well-figured satinwood 'book-matched' veneered oval top ,with box-wood string inlay throughout. The base with 'interlaced' ovoid design stretcher with conforming line inlay, raised on square section tapering legs with splayed bottoms .
Cross-grain veneered edge and line-inlaid friezes.

The top with a small area of historic water staining to the original polish finish .

A useful scale well-drawn table of elegant proportions and design .

H 28"
W 23"
D 14"
England c. 1900
Ref: ML165
Price: £350





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Interesting late C19th/early C20th mercury-grey glass dish .
Interesting late C19th/early C20th 'mercury-grey' glass dish .

Shallow-bowl circular glass dish with foot-rim and pontil mark beneath.

Unusual mercury grey finish with slightly mirrored effect . Traces of gold speckles within the glass.
Highly decorative centre-piece .

Possibly from Murano, Venice , Italy.

W 17"
H 4"
Italy c. 1890
Ref: ML166
Price: £350





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Early C19th Regency period copper and brass hot-water urn or 'samovar'.
Early C19th Regency period copper and brass hot-water urn or samovar.

Decorative copper and brass-mounted hot-water urn of high Regency design . Featuring lion-mask mounts and lion-mask ring handles , together with stylised dolphin surmounts. The body and top decorated with a band of cast decoration, the sides with scroll handles. Unusually complete with its original zinc heater and element . The spout with a classical urn mounted handle , the lift-out interior with conforming urn finials.
Raised on tapering reeded supports with lions-paw feet terminals.

Designed for use on a sideboard or side-table in the dining-room or parlour for making and taking tea.

In excellent original condition .

H 14"
W 11"
D 8"
England c.1815
Ref: ML165
Price: £350





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Late C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze reduction , after the antique , of "The Dying Gaul".
Late C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze reduction , after the antique, of "The Dying Gaul".

Well patinated bronze casting of the iconic marble statue portraying the defeated and mortally wounded Gaul.

Depicted wearing his neck torc and lying upon his discarded martial equipment , shield, horn and sword.

Nicely cast and detailed small-scale desk-top study . The Roman marble version of the Hellenistic bronze original , now exhibited in The Capitoline Museums , Rome, Italy.

H 3.5"
W 6"
D 3.5"
Italy c.1880
Ref: ML 1611
Price: £350





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Late C19th 'Grand Tour' Italian bronze ewer decorated in the style of an ancient civilisation.
Late C19th 'Grand Tour' Italian bronze ewer decorated in the style of an ancient civilisation. Finely detailed bronze bodied ewer with loop handle , mask spout and mounted upon a black marble base. The body decorated with bands of animals, boar and bulls in particular, possibly in reference to the works from the ancient Minoan civilisation. The handle decorated with twin beaded bands of decoration ,terminating in an anthemion style classical leaf motif. Minor dent to body.
H 13"
W 5"
Italy c.1880
Ref: ML 157
Price: £350



 

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