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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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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 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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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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Decorative pair of early C20th Italian ebonised and gilt lyre-form wall appliqués or girandoles, with candle-arms.
Decorative pair of early C20th Italian ebonised and gilt lyre-form wall appliqués or girandoles , with patinated brass candle-arms.

Neat pair of composition and carved wooden wall appliqués of classical lyre form with adjustable and lift-out pierced decoration brass candle-arm brackets. Carved ebonised ribbon bow tops and sides , with brass 'strung' gilded lyre centre with classical Doric capital design top . The bows with oval gilt shell motif centres , the bases interspersed with carved gilt leaf decoration .

In excellent condition.

H 22"
W 11"
D 2"
Italy c.1920
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £375





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Late C19th mahogany bedside cupboard or cabinet of superior quality.
Late C19th mahogany bedside cupboard or cabinet of superior quality.

Superbly-made mahogany beside cupboard fitted with a drawer and panelled door cupboard enclosing a shelf , each with original stylish brass fittings .

Constructed from high grade well-figured 'plum pudding' mahogany with a rich colour and patina. The top fitted with a shaped three-quarter gallery , a carved decorative band beneath . Standing on a base of ogee moulded section with shaped feet.

Though key is missing , the quality of the cabinet is emphasised by being fitted with a lock by the prestigious Hobbs & Co. London.

In excellent original condition, minor ring-mark to top .

H 32"
W 17"
D 16"
England c. 1890

Ref: ML 1704
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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C19th specimen marble-inlaid English desk-top thermometer.
C19th specimen marble-inlaid English desk-top thermometer.

Derbyshire black marble thermometer with coloured specimen marble inlay .Engraved ivory scale with mercury tube , standing on stepped plinth base with ball feet.

Probably produced in Ashford , Derbyshire where an industry developed and thrived during the mid C19th in imitation of the Italian Florentine marble and 'pietra dura' workshops , using both imported and local hardstones.
H 9"
Base 5.5" x 3"
England c.1860
Ref: ML 118
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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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 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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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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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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Pair of small mid C19th cast-iron terrace ,wall or garden vases.
Pair of small mid C19th cast-iron terrace ,wall or garden vases .

Pair of shallow bowl tazza-type campana-form cast-iron vases with well-cast detail in old paint finish. The rims cast with 'egg-and-dart' edges , the bowls with reeded or gadrooned bodies , a fluted spreading socle onto a square base.

Have been cast with a drainage hole to base of bowl .

In good original condition with no chips or breaks .

H 11"
W 15"
D 15"
D(bowl) 6"
England c. 1850
Ref: ML 1704
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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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 C20th leather-bound folding games board modelled as 2 volumes of books
Early C20th leather-bound folding games board modelled as 2 volumes of books .

Smart 'faux' books folding games board , the exterior tooled as a chequers/chess grid , whilst the interior is marked for back-gammon . Embossed and tooled on spines with "English Games" and " Vols 1 & 2 " . The ends finished with 'marbled' paper.

In faded 'country-house' condition , with wear commensurate with age and use. Crucially the hinged section is in good strong working order.
Complete with 2 conical leather dice shakers , dice , draughts and backgammon pieces. Also contains game instructions of the period.

Useful games board with eclectic 'faux' book bindings .
H 18" (Forms a board 36" X 20" open)
W 10"
D 3"
England c. 1920
Ref: ML 165
Price: £350



 

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