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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 brass jardiniere with exceptional large lion-mask ring handles.
Late C19th brass jardiniere with exceptional lion-mask ring handles. Good large-scale brass jardiniere with seam and copper rivets ,rolled-edge , raised on 3 paw feet with claw detail. Large lion-mask side mounts with detailed facial features and mane ,fitted 'rope-twist' rings.
Masks 6" X 5".

Good condition with one loose rivet to foot.
H 13"
W 16"
D 16"
England c.1890
Ref: ML165
Price: £325





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Charming early C19th cast-iron door-stop modelled as a comical lion
Charming early C19th cast-iron door-stop modelled as a comical lion . Lion mask body against a background of the mane with the loop handle formed by the beasts tail. Excellent original paint finish with some chips and minor refreshment. Shaped base with overlapping paws to the front edge.

A scarce model and rare period survivor.
H 12"
W 6.5"
D 3.5"
England c.1820
Ref: ML165
Price: £325





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Early C20th French giltwood "sunburst" clock with silvered dial .
Early C20th French giltwood "sunburst" clock with silvered dial .

Decorative carved giltwood case fitted with a French clock movement. The silvered dial with an aged patina, marked with Roman numeral markings , outer minute ring and fitted with black steel hands. . The clock dial with carved wreath and beaded detail surround . The hinged door at the front fitted with a convex glass . The back with gilded brass hinged door with decorative piercing .

Minor chips to gilding but no breaks or losses.

Currently not in working order , can be serviced prior to purchase. Has key .

H 20"
W 20"
D 5"
Dial diameter 5"
France c.1920
Ref: ML 173
Price: £325





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Late C19th gilt bronze study of a standing greyhound on a marble base.
Late C19th gilt bronze study of a standing greyhound on a marble base.

Good quality gilded bronze study of a greyhound or 'long dog' , raised on it's original figured 'verde antico' marble base.

H 6.5"
W 4"
D 7.5"
England or France c.1900
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £325





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Set of 3 late C19th brass fire-irons or fire-side tools ,together with a pair of hearth-rests .
Set of 3 late C19th brass fire-irons or fire-side tools , together with a pair of hearth-rests.

Set of 3 heavy gauge brass fire-irons , comprising of tongs , shovel and steel-tipped poker .The brass knopped tops above tapering facetted handles .
The shovel blade with a pierced stylised sun motif.

The twin hearth-rests on stepped rectangular plinth bases ,with turned galleries and finials.

In good original condition.

A decorative and useful addition for a period fire-place setting.

H 28"
W (top of handle) 1.5"
D " 1.5"
England c.1890
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £325




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Pair early C20th Regency style cut-glass "ships" decanters
Pair early C20th Regency style cut-glass "ships" decanters .

Star-cut flat bases , ring necks and 'mushroom' stoppers ,in perfect condition .

H 10" .
Dia base 8".
England c 1920
Ref: ML 44a
Price: £325





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Pair of mid C19th Victorian period walnut salon/side-chairs.
Pair of mid C19th Victorian period walnut salon/side-chairs. Carved walnut 'cameo'-back side chairs on shaped cabriole legs . Well-carved and pierced-centre top-rail and splat with serpentine shaped front-rail, seats covered with old pale green /taupe silk upholstery (some minor marks/stains).

No breaks or repairs , minor evidence of historic wood-worm (treated).
Useful pair of bed-room or side-chairs.
H(back) 36"
W(seat) 18"
England c.1860
Ref: MLC 155
Price: £300





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Pair of early C19th Regency period simulated/'faux' bamboo decorated bedroom chairs.
Pair of early C19th Regency period simulated/'faux' bamboo decorated bedroom chairs.

Pair of decorative carved beech bedroom chairs in all-over simulated bamboo style. The decoration and gilding having a worn patina ,the cane seats in good condition with no rips or tears. Probably originally gilt and green but now elegantly faded and worn showing a yellow/ochre ground.

Conceived in the early C19th when the taste for all things exotic ,and from the Orient , was highly fashionable, following in the style of the flamboyant Prince Regent and the Oriental fantasy-inspired Royal Pavilion at Brighton.

Chic pair of bedroom , bathroom or occasional chairs with a decorative and exotic flavour.

(2 pairs available)

H(back) 34"
H(seat) 17"
W 14"
D 13"
England c.1820
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £300





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C19th cast bronze candle-lamp base of rococo design.
C19th cast bronze candle-lamp base of rococo design .

Extravagant rococo design lamp -base with well-cast detail . Consistent dark, green-ish patination .
Probably French .

Can be wired to clients specification if desired.

H 14"
W 7"
D 7"
France C.1870
Ref: ML165
Price: £280





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Late C19th silvered-bronze miniature elephant desk-top ink-well or knib-cleaner
Late C19th silver-bronze miniature elephant desk-top ink-well or knib-cleaner. Well-cast detailed miniature elephant model , designed to be either an ink-well or pen-knib cleaner (liner/brushes deficient).
The silvered-bronze body with skin detail , finely-modelled features, and gilded decoration to the howdah cloth.
H 2.5"
W 4"
D 2"
England c.1890
Ref: ML165
Price: £220





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Late C19th Italian miniature bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir , after the antique, "Mercury Resting".
Late C19th Italian miniature bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir , after the antique, "Mercury Resting". Mounted upon a bevel-edged fossil marble base ,a miniature study of Mercury or Hermes , messenger of the Gods, resting upon a rocky outcrop. Depicted naked ,feet shod with his winged sandals or 'talaria' , ready for flight ,and a scrolled missive clutched in his left hand .

The Roman version ,after the Hellenistic original , was discovered at the Villa Dei Papyri , Herculaneum in 1758 and now exhibited at the Museo Nazionale Archeologico in Naples, Italy. Widely admired by the 'Grand Tourists' of the 18th and 19th centuries , it is one of the most celebrated sculptures of antiquity.

A well-cast miniature desk-top study or paper-weight.

Base 5" X 4"
Figure 4" high
Italy c.1890
Ref: ML164
Price: £190





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Early C19th bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture of "The Farnese Hercules".
Early C19th bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture of the "Farnese Hercules". Large-scale bronze version of the antique Roman marble sculpture of the Greek hero Herakles depicted resting after the completion of his 'Twelve Labours' or tasks ,set out to him in Mythology. He leans ,resting on his wooden club , his expression weary, whilst the pelt of the slain Nemean lion is draped next to him and his right hand behind his back clutching the 'Golden Apples' of the Hesperides. The ancient Roman marble statue had been re-discovered during excavations in The Baths of Caracalla in Rome in 1546 and installed in the courtyard of Cardinal Allesandro Farnese's palace on the banks of the Tiber, where it was surrounded by frescos depicting his heroic feats and where it became one of the highlights of the Roman Tour for visiting scholars, connoisseurs and artists. The 3rd Century AD Roman marble Hercules signed by Glykon, after the ancient 4th Century BC Greek bronze original by Lysippos, was moved to Naples in 1787 and is now exhibited at the 'Museo Archeologico Nazionale' .The impressive sculpture which stands at over 3 metres tall ,portrays the exaggerated musculature of the towering hero,whilst conveying through his pose and down-cast expression ,the weariness from the execution of his Labours. The heroically-scaled statue of Hercules is one of the most famous sculptural images of antiquity and has fixed itself firmly into the European imagination. This finely cast version has a good consistent patination and colour with minor high-points. The stunning sculpture is a magnificent and powerful study of the Mythological hero and was much-admired and sought-after , bronze examples such as this ,being collected for the great Country Houses of England , Museum and gallery collections of the World. H 29". Italy c. 1830.
Ref: MLWA 1312
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C19th oil-on-canvas painting of Italian landscape scene by Penry Williams .
C19th oil-on-canvas painting of Italian landscape scene by Penry Williams . Scene in the Campagna ,Rome , looking towards the Alban Hills with the Claudian Aquaduct running across the hinter land. The foreground with genre scene of goat-herder and a shelter ,together with a woman in traditional dress playing with a child. Signed and dated "Penry Williams ROME 1850" lower left. The reverse with label attached "No1/Scene in the Campagna of Rome looking toward the Alban mount, the Claudian Aquaduct etc/ the property of Viscount Canning by Penry Williams" .
Penry Williams (British ,1798-1885) was a Welsh-born artist who painted and lived in Rome from the 1820s, where he painted typical Roman and Italian scenes in the traditional style. The picture has been professionally cleaned and lined in the last 20 years. In original carved gilt-wood and gesso frame with gilded slip.
A picture of similar size,subject matter and composition by the artist is held in the collection of The National Museum of Wales , Cardiff. Dated 1862. (See www.bbc.co.uk/your paintings) The Victoria Art Gallery in Bath also has a comparable example.
Provenance: Viscount Canning ,Lady May Beaumont ,Duchess of Roxburgh. (Documentary proof/letter of provenance available)
Exhibited Royal Academy , 1850, no.203.
W 37" x H 16" (canvas)
Ref: MLMJ 1411
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Large pair of mid C19th Chinese Cantonese polychrome-decorated porcelain Temple jars.
Large pair of mid C19th Chinese Cantonese polychrome-decorated porcelain Temple jars. Impressive scale pair of Chinese lidded jars decorated in the 'famille rose' colour palette. Decorated with vibrantly coloured alternating reserve panels featuring figural subjects and equestrian processions set in landscape ,court and pavilion settings , together with elaborate floral, butterfly and insect panels.
A large pair of swollen-bodied and lidded 'Temple' vases of arresting visual impact and immense decorative quality.
Fitted with knopped dome lids . The bodies and lids fitted with original decorative, patinated brass hinged fittings ,lock hasps and neck rings.

One vase with extensive repaired historic damage , and although no visible staples or rivets ,the repairs appear to have been undertaken some 100 years ago. The damaged vase is in a stable , strong, true-to-shape state-of-repair.

Excellent pair of 'Country-house condition' period Chinese vases of real presence and scale.
H 26"
W 16"
China c.1840
Ref: ML1511
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Pair early C20th Venetian 'Blackamoor' figure candelabras
Pair early C20th carved wood 'Blackamoor' figure floor-standing 6-branch candelabras .Fully re-wired and excellent order . All wood ,no composition . Nice subtle period-style decoration and colouring . Opposing figures standing on loose faux-marble plinth bases . Stylish interior statement. H 80".Venice. Italy c.1930
Ref: MLBK 161
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Early C19th George IV period metamorphic mahogany extending dining table of Wilkinson patent type.
Early C19th George IV period metamorphic mahogany extending dining table of Wilkinson patent type.

Ingeniously designed 'metamorphic' mahogany dining table , complete with 3 original extra leaves , which closes to form a fold-over side table of compact form .

This type of patented dining table first advertised in 1807 by the cabinet-making firm of Wilkinson & Sons of Brokers Row , later Ludgate Hill ,London , were created in order to occupy little space when not in use .

The folding-top side-table of d-end form with rear double gate-leg action ,reeded edges , opens with a hinged action , with a brass-mounted 'concertina' or scissor-action carriage beneath which pulls open and extends to accommodate the 3 extra leaves. The 3 original leaves of equal size , all with conforming reeded edges .The front of the closed table having a frieze with a central rectangular classically-inspired tablet , moulded returns and canted corner blocks, drawing its form from classical and ancient design popularised by the neo-classically inspired drawings of the architects and furniture designers of this period .

Raised upon 6 tapering reeded legs with brass castors. The leaves all fitted with original flush-fitting brass receptors to the edges and complete with the corresponding original 8 gilded-brass clips or 'forks'. The open and fully-extended table with the 3 leaves fitted , provides ample space for 8 diners with comfortable leg-room . When fully extended and fitted with the brass forks, it forms a completely flat and stable dining surface . Can of course, be utilised with any number of , or combination of leaves to form a table of the desired size.

Excellent quality table in first-class ,untouched original condition . Though this particular table does not bear the trademark brass plaque to the under-frame stating it was manufactured by Wilkinsons ,this is undoubtedly a London-made table of the highest quality produced by a leading firm of cabinet-makers.

The grade of selected timber is of the highest quality and together with the design of the leg , may also suggest a possible "Gillows of Lancaster and London " attribution .

Excellent original colour , patination and finish , with some marks to the top commensurate with age , purpose and use.

Good consistent mellow colour throughout.

A highly practical table of rare form and design in exceptionally fine and original condition.

H 29"
W 40"
D (closed) 21.5"
L (fully extended) 83"
Frieze 4.5" deep
Each leaf 13.5" deep.

England c.1825


Ref: ML169
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Fine C18th early George III period mahogany library bookcase with a fitted cupboard base ,in outstanding totally original and untouched condition.
Fine C18th early George III period mahogany library bookcase with a fitted cupboard base , in outstanding totally original and untouched condition.

Superb quality Georgian bookcase with bar-glazed upper doors retaining their original hand-blown glass panels . The glass having wonderful movement and an almost convex profile . The divided centre top with 6 original adjustable shelves with 'ladder-racking' sides . (Supplied also with 4 additional C19th matching shelves to increase capacity if required).

The base section with a simple 'thumb-moulded' edge and fitted with twin panelled doors of book-matched flame mahogany with a rare and unusual figured satinwood cross-banding , which presents the illusion of fielded panels . The doors enclosing two banks of 6 graduated drawers each fitted with their original cast-brass 'swan-neck' handle.

Both pairs of doors fitted with their original reeded and patinated brass central 'slamming' strips ,double brass bolts and brass key escutcheons. Original locks and steel loop-handle key . The moulded cornice of simple uncomplicated design.

Raised upon original low , wide bracket feet supports . Original panelled back .

A well proportioned, low-waisted cabinet of restrained C18th design , a rare survivor presented in it's original untouched state .

Original surface with a rich ,deep colour and patination.

H (overall) 99"
H (base) 33"
H (upper glazed section) 66"
W (base) 58.5"
W (top) 56"
D (top) 12"
D (base) 21.5"
England c. 1765
Ref: ML 1704
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Fine early C19th Regency period twin-pillar mahogany dining table.
Fine early C19th Regency period twin-pillar mahogany dining table. Rare and totally original table with sliding and extending telescopic action together with 2 original leaves. Consistent original colour and patina to top and leaves. The friezes of the tables each with beaded edge decoration and an end-panel reeded-surround reserve forming a classical tablet.The two pedestals bolt together through the telescopic box-action to form a strong, flat platform to take either 1 or 2 extension leaves. Replacement quality period-style brass forks secure the table and the leaves ,and all sections are marked numerically in original format. The reeded and 'hipped' four-splay sabre legged bases on elegant ring-turned columns ,and terminating in stylish Egyptian-influence design brass castors in the manner of Thomas Hope inspired by antiquity. Excellent grade of timber forming a very flat and stable top of great proportions with a reeded edge . Designed to be used both as a large or smaller dining table , alternatively can be utilised as a pair of console tables when dismantled. Top with marks commensurate with age and use , but importantly retaining original 'skin' and finish , having achieved a wonderful mellow colour. Comfortable 10 seater dining table of elegant design and proportions .
H 29" (H to frieze bottom 25.5")x W 50" x D (of ends) 25.5" x L 97"(fully extended). Leaves each 23".
England c.1815.
Ref: MLTF 1312
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Magnificent set of 8 C19th 'Irish Chippendale' style mahogany dining chairs.
Magnificent set of 8 C19th 'Irish Chippendale' style mahogany dining chairs. Boldly carved mahogany Chippendale-style chairs (6 singles + 2 armchairs) with double eagle (or Phoenix bird) head top rail, pierced rosette centre splat ,leaf and feather carved detail ,standing on cabriole legs with acanthus leaf-wrapped knees and 'claw-and-ball' feet. The pair of armchairs have shaped ,swept arms with eagle's-head terminals. Old green leather/hide over-stuffed upholstered broad seats with close-nail studs (minor variances). Though from the late C19th , these chairs have achieved a wonderful 1750's period-style patina and colour through use and regular waxing. The depth of this 'skin'/ patina of age and wear is impossible to replicate or overstate its quality. A rare and powerful set of 8 dining chairs of outstanding style and in exceptional condition. Probably produced in Dublin by a firm of leading cabinet-makers ,such as James Hicks ,Robert Strahan & Co. ,or Michael Butler Ltd.,who specialised in such revivalist period furniture.
Armchair(back) 40"h x Seat 23"w x 20"d x 20"h.
Single 40"h x 21"w x 19"d .
Ireland c. 1890.
Ref: MLBL 1312
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