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Fine pair of early C19th George IV period rosewood fold-over card tables in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster.
Fine pair of early C19th George IV period rosewood fold-over card tables in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster.

Exceptional quality pair of elegant figured rosewood D-shaped card or gaming tables of superb original colour and condition. The fold-over tops with crimson baize felt lined interiors , swivelling to form a stable playing surface and revealing figured and polished cedar-wood compartments beneath. Fitted with original lacquered brass hinges .

The break-front sectioned friezes with shaped scrolled ends , the edges of the tops and quatrefoil concave sided bases all decorated with carved 'split-reel' mouldings. Raised upon tapering and stepped square-section columns . The bases with ribbed or gadrooned lobed feet with concealed castors beneath with turned solid rosewood wheels.

Fully- veneered in freestanding form with a high grade of finely figured rosewood, which has achieved a rich patina. Retaining their original surface and 'skin' with only minor marks and crackle deterioration to the polish .

The quality of both the construction and selection of timber , together with the use of the mouldings and their design, favourably compare these tables to recognised and marked examples by the esteemed cabinet-making firm of Gillows of Lancaster and London ,and lead us to the probability of an attribution to them .

Fine and rare pair of decorative and practical tables with which to add symmetry and style to a room .

H 29"
W 34"
D 17"
England c .1825


Ref: ML 1707
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C19th Victorian period inlaid, banded and ormolu-mounted burr-walnut credenza.
C19th Victorian period inlaid, banded and ormolu-mounted burr-walnut credenza. Stunning quality cabinet with large "Sevres"-style porcelain plaque to centre door with heavily-cast ribbon ormolu surround , depicting romantic lovers in a rural idyll. Best quality veneers and ormolu mounts , flanked with string-inlaid free-standing columns with cast-ormolu Corinthian-capital tops .Bow-ended glass doors with string-inlaid shelves and velvet-lined interior to centre. The break-front top veneered in figured and burr walnut, the edge with cast ormolu beading. Inlaid box-wood marquetry designs to friezes ,and banding to panelled centre door .Wonderful colour and patina with good 'skirting-board' overhang to back ,and overall a cabinet of impressive and substantial proportions and a grade, quality and scale, well above the norm . H 44" x D 22" x W 72". Plaque 16" x 12". England c 1860
Ref: MLMA 139
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C19th George IV period rosewood library table
C19th George IV period rosewood library or centre table . Directly attributable design to Gillows of Lancaster , top quality table fitted 2 mahogany-lined drawers with brass locks and key, panelled 'dummy' drawers to reverse. Elegant twin-column end supports with stylish carved collar above .The legs with Gillows design carved knees and 'dolphin-mask' feet with concealed/recessed brass castors. Carved and turned stretcher base ,with 'reel-and-bead' carved mould to frieze . All these stylistic features are shown on impressed and attributed Gillows tables both in the firm's drawings in their 'Lancaster Estimate Sketch Book' held in The City of Westminster Archive ,and illustrated and discussed in "Gillows of Lancaster and London " by Susan E .Stuart.( see Vol. I plate nos 274 & 275 p.268. + plate GG36 p.382). Though unsigned and without an impressed stamp, the quality of design, selection of timber and build-quality ,lead us directly to a Gillow attribution. Good original condition , nice gently-faded colour to strikingly-figured top, rich patina to base with no breaks, repairs or losses. Cleaned and waxed.
England c 1825 .
W 54"
D 28"
H 29"
Ref: MLBO 1310
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Late C19th Indian ivory-inlaid rectangular centre-table on folding base.
Late C19th Indian ivory-inlaid rectangular centre-table on folding base. Highly decorative large size centre/coffee table of superior quality and scale . Intricately ivory-inlaid 'shisham' (Indian rosewood)top and hinged and folding frame base . The Moorish-style arcaded base fitted with brass hinges and wooden swivel brackets to secure the top.
Although Turkish in inspiration, these types of tables were made in several parts of late C19th British India. Produced principally in response to the growing fashion in Europe for Middle Eastern and Islamic furnishings and decorative accessories.
Tables of this kind were produced in Hoshiapur,a town in the Punjab known for it's workmanship in ivory inlay. Exported to Europe, they were sold by retailers such as 'Liberty & Co.' ,London, who featured similar octagonal examples in a catalogue of 1896.
Though collapsible for ease of movement and transportation, when the top is located upon its fixings , the table becomes a stable and rigid platform.

In excellent original condition , with no losses or repairs.
H 22"
W 44"
D 22"
India c. 1890
Ref: ML 159
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Early C19th late George III period mahogany bow-front chest of drawers
Early C19th late George III period mahogany bow-front chest of drawers. Gillows type 4 drawer chest on splay bracket feet . Good commode-type proportions ,broad and low . Old replacement handles . Fantastic timber and colour .W 49" H 36" D 24"
Ref: ML 65
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C18th George III period mahogany chest-on-chest
C18th George III period mahogany chest-on-chest. Good original condition and colour . All original handles . Canted corner top section . H 72" W 46" D 24"
Ref: ML 138
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C19th George II style decorated and parcel-gilt astragal glazed bookcase.
C19th George II style decorated and parcel-gilt astragal glazed bookcase. Very impressive mahogany-constructed 2-door bookcase/cabinet decorated with a period-inspired dark green and gilded scheme. Dramatically-scaled twin glazed doors with gilt-highlighted glazing bars enclosing a 5 fixed-shelf interior. The carved cavetto and 'egg and dart' cornice with parcel gilt decoration , above a dentil mould . A Chippendale-inspired 'card-cut' blind-fret frieze beneath . The plinth base carved with period-style parcel gilded flower-head design moulding. The majority of the glass panes almost certainly mid C18th, with some old replacements.

In excellent aged period-style paint finish, incorporating mid C18th period doors.

A practical and stylish cabinet with striking visual presence.
H 82"
W 58.5"
D 17.5"
England c.1850
Ref: ML159
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Fine early C19th Regency period ormolu-mounted rosewood sofa table in 'as found' , 'country-house' condition , attributed to Gillows.
Fine early C19th Regency period ormolu-mounted rosewood sofa table in 'as found' , 'country-house' condition , attributed to Gillows.

Twin-flap rosewood and simulated rosewood , sofa table supported on classical lyre-end supports . The inverted shaped stretcher with 'faux" rosewood painted grain simulation . Fitted with 2 cedar-lined drawers to both sides , the edges mounted with fine ormolu applied mount decoration (minor sectional losses). Each of the 4 drawers fitted with 2 original gilded brass circular knobs , brass locks and key escutcheons (no key present).

The impressive Grecian-inspired dramatically shaped and moulded lyre ends with gilded brass rod 'strings' . On the lateral support to each end beneath the lyre, is a finely-cast double anthemion ended ormolu mount . The design taking its inspiration from antiquity and ancient classical Empires, as popularised in this period by the fashionable exponents of re-visited classicism such as Thomas Hope ,Charles Heathcote Tatham and George Smith.

Carved leaf detail to the hip or knee of the sabre-type legs , channelled carving to the legs which terminate in conforming channelled flush-fitting brass box socket castors .

Superb quality and design throughout , the moulded-edge top of well-chosen highly-figured timber. Attributed by design and quality to Gillows of Lancaster & London . Similar lyre-ended rosewood tables are illustrated in "Gillows of Lancaster & London" by Susan E .Stuart.

In need of some minor attention and restoration , having come straight from an English country-house source .

All original throughout , retaining its original polish and 'skin' .

A rare and exceptional table of superior quality and arresting design.

H 29.5"
W 35.5" (59" flaps up)
D 30"
England c.1820
Ref: ML 1610
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Pair C19th French bronze cherub candelabras of Louis XVI style in the manner of Clodion.
Pair C19th French bronze cherub candelabras of Louis XVI style in the manner of Clodion .Twin-branch ormolu bronze foliate candle-arms supported by well-cast garlanded cherub/amorini patinated bronze figures. Leaning against 'tree-stump' supports and standing on naturalistic bases upon fluted white marble truncated column plinths with cast ormolu wreath decoration . Excellent quality and finish .Require re-wiring which can be completed to clients specification (inclusive)) H (to candle-arm top) 20" Base 6" sq. France c 1860.
Ref: MLBO 1310
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Set of 8 Regency period mahogany dining chairs.
Set of 8 Regency period mahogany dining chairs . Quality set of carved mahogany chairs with reeded legs and drop-in seats. Superior timber and rich colour with crisply-carved detailed backs and splats, and of generous proportions.6 singles and 2 carver chairs with scroll arms. (Clean neutral fabric but can be re-upholstered in clients own fabric in our workshops) .England c 1820
Ref: MLM 138
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C19th 'Grand Tour' bronze figure "Dancing Faun with Clappers"
C19th 'Grand Tour' bronze figure "The Dancing Faun with Clappers". Cymbals in hands , foot on scabellum. Cast after the model by Isaak Duchemin( C17th ).Inscribed on base "Duchemin". (After marble original first recorded in collection of Grand Duke of Tuscany ,Florence 1665. ) Now in Uffizi ,Florence. Whilst a life-size version of this iconic figure cast by Massimiliano Soldani Benzi can be found in grounds of Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire ,seat of the Dukes of Marlborough . Good patination and condition . 24" H
Ref: ML 101
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C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest-on-chest
C18th George II period 'red walnut' chest-on-chest. Mid C18th tall-boy chest constructed in Virginia walnut , in excellent original condition and retaining all original brass-work . Solid back-plate handles and shaped escutcheons , with brass pulls to the brushing-slide. The top section fitted 3 short frieze drawers over3 long drawers. The lower section fitted 3 long drawers beneath the slide. Simple moulded cornice with a flat boarded top , the sides with reeded canted corners . All drawers with moulded edges and oak-lined throughout , the whole raised on substantial bracket feet. Outstanding rich ,warm patina and colour .Cleaned and waxed , ready to use.
H 72"
W 44"
D 23"
England c.1750
Ref: MLSA 135
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C18th Maltese olive-wood commode/chest-of-drawers
C18th Maltese olive-wood commode/chest-of-drawers. Mid C18th rococo-style 3-drawer commode chest of canted or 'trapezoid' shape/ outline. Veneered in olive-wood, fruit-wood and walnut with box-wood stringing. Cross-banded and strung quarter-veneered top with central cartouche/motif, cross-grain moulded edge with over-hanging back. The rounded corner uprights inlaid with box-wood strung reserves. The whole standing on short stylised cabriole legs with hoof-type terminals. The conforming quarter-veneered sides with cross-banding and cartouche panels. The 3 cross-banded and strung drawers fitted with old replacement hexagonal-plate brass handles ,original oval brass escutcheon key-plates, and original steel locks fitted to drawers (no key). Fantastic glowing rich original patina and colour. The back fitted with original boards. Some old replacements to veneers, minor old repairs commensurate with age and use, and treated minor historic wood-worm. A rare piece of Southern Mediterranean, Maltese furniture of practical scale. Cleaned and waxed, ready for use.
W (front)39.5"
W (rear) 47"
H 34"
D 22" (Overhang of back) 2.5"
Malta c .1750
Ref: ML 1501
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C19th carved white statuary marble bust of "Flora" .
C19th carved white statuary marble bust of "Flora". Beautifully carved marble study of the Roman mythological goddess of flowers and the season of Spring, a symbol for nature and flowers. In Greek mythology she was known as the nymph "Chloris" .This elegant study shows the goddess dressed in a loose toga or shoulder-buttoned 'chiton', with a garland of flowers around her head, her hair tied back in a ribbon . She bears a serene, calm expression ,with a hint of a smile playing on her lips. Mounted on the original turned socle base , and with carved open "hollow" back. The reverse bears a signature for Edward Hodges Baily R.A ,(sic "E.H.Baily R.A" ) but despite the undoubted quality of the sculpture , we believe this to be a later inscription . (E.H.Baily 1788-1867 was a renowned sculptor of Bristol origin , whose works included the study of Nelson for the column in Trafalgar Square, London.) The sculpture has spent some recent years outside beneath a garden loggia ,and has acquired some weathering and a minor repaired chip to both the socle rim and to a ribbon to the back of her hair onto the neck. Importantly no deep damage to the surface has occurred and the face in particular, retains a smooth polished finish .Would work equally as well as an interior piece ,as it would in an orangery, conservatory or garden setting.
H 24" x W 20" x D 10"
England c. 1840
Ref: MLAC 1412
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Late C19th Aesthetic movement writing table by Howard and Sons
Late C19th Aesthetic movement ebonised mahogany desk by Howard and Sons , Berners St ., London . .Great stylish top-quality table with simulated bamboo decoration with gilt highlights . Original tooled Morocco leather inset top and gilded gallery to back . Raised super-structure back with fitted drawers. Bears original paper label inside drawer and stamped "Howard & Sons , Berners St .LONDON ". W 44" H 37 "( 28" to writing surface ) D 28" . Untouched original condition .England c 1885.
Ref: ML 200
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Fine quality early C19th mahogany 4-door library bookcase /cabinet of elegant and compact proportions.
Fine quality early C19th mahogany library bookcase/ cabinet of elegant and compact proportions .

Unusually compact scale 4-door bookcase with glazed top section and panelled-door cupboards beneath . The top with original velvet lining , fitted with adjustable shelves , brass door bolts , brass locks and original keys . The gently arched glazed-top panel doors above figured mahogany rounded-corner panel doors below . The cornice of stepped and flared architecturally-inspired form , the whole raised on a plinth base.

Of practical compact scale , with excellent to-scale proportions . Unusual build-design whereby the whole bookcase can be disassembled into 7 sections for ease of movement and to facilitate transport .

Exceptional quality bookcase throughout , with all original fittings , having been manufactured by highly-skilled cabinet-makers using a superior grade of mahogany . Has all the quality hall-marks of having been made by a leading London workshop of the era, though unsigned or stamped.

Excellent original colour , polish and patina. Has had rear base of lower sides cut and shaped to fit to a skirting board .

H 75"
W 76"
D (base) 18"
D (top) 12"
England c.1830
Ref: ML 1612
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Late C18th George III period mahogany secretaire book-case
Late C18th George III period mahogany secretaire book-case.Fold-down cross-banded secretaire drawer front with good twin door satin-wood interior , fitted with an arrangement of pigeon-holes and drawers. Double-door top section with moulded cornice above unusually designed astragal glazing bars with oval centres, enclosing adjustable shelves. Raised on ogee-section bracket feet . Fitted with old brass replacement handles , brass key escutheons. Good original colour and patina .
H 90" x W 48" x D 22".
England c.1800.
Ref: ML 137
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Late C18th/Early C19th Dutch mahogany commode chest
Late C18th/EarlyC19th Dutch neo-classical mahogany commode chest with brass string inlay ,cross-banding and canted corners .Good timber and colour .Replaced handles .H 39" W 52" D 25"
Ref: ML 999
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C19th Regency period mahogany double scroll-end settee.
C19th Regency period mahogany double scroll-end settee. Crisply carved ,rich mahogany frame of compact proportions on sabre legs with original brass castors with wooden wheels. Stylish classically-referenced design with paterae and tablets on back and frieze, lyre ends and carved detail.
Cleaned, waxed and re-upholstered in our own work-shops in taupe silk.
Deep-buttoned loose double-sided squab cushion and heavily pleated bolster cushions, all with double-piped edges.
W 67"
D 24"
H (back) 35"
H (seat )18".
Would work equally well in a drawing room or bed-room or as a window-seat , due to its exceptionally neat size .
England c.1820
Ref: ML 1333
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Set of 8 early C19th Regency period mahogany dining chairs.
Set of 8 early C19th Regency period mahogany dining chairs. Comprising 6 single chairs and 2 carver armchairs. Superb quality set of chairs of generous proportions, with boldly carved top-rails with sun-flower head paterae, acanthus-leaf and gadroon detail and with raised centre-panel reserve, together with stylish leaf and paterae/draught carved splats. Top-grade dense timber with no breaks or damage. This completely 'fresh to the market' set of 8 dining chairs have been sourced locally from a 'time-capsule' property where they have stood for nearly 200 years. Great original condition, strong ,stable design and robust construction ,with elegant turned X-frame stretchers and well-defined turned legs on 'onion-shaped' ,or toupie , feet. Removable drop-in seats ,all with stamped numbered rails. Have been cleaned and waxed in our work-shops and seats pads can be re-upholstered to clients specification if required .
Pair of armchairs H (back) 38".
Seat H 18" x W 21" .
W(arm to arm) 23".
Singles H 36" .
Seat H 18"
W 20".
England c. 1820.
Ref: MLJG141
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