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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty heavily carved hardwood/'hongmu' barrel stand or garden seat.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty heavily carved hardwood/'hongmu' barrel stand or garden seat. Finely carved open-sided 'barrel'type table, with prunus, bird and flower-head decoration. Shaped cross-over x-framed carved sides with carved chrysanthemum head 'boss' centre. Carved flower-head border top and edge, the whole raised on miniature ogee-section feet. Great mellow/faded colour top , all in excellent original condition. H 20" x Dia. 14". China c.1890.
Ref: MLO 145
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Matched pair of late C19th Edwardian period inlaid satinwood oval 2-tier etageres.
Matched pair of late C19th Edwardian period inlaid satinwood oval 2-tier etageres. Immaculate pair of top-quality tables in Sheraton revival taste, with inlaid 'harebell' decoration to supports and fan-inlaid spandrels. Eliptical stretchers with oval centres, and ebony string inlay and cross-banding throughout. Minor size variation to width of lower supports. Great elegant pair of tables which would give symmetry to an interior .Original finish , with well-figured satinwood veneers and good patina. H 31 " x W(of top tier)27" x D 14" x W(lower)35" x D 22"
Ref: MLBO 146
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Rare pair of early C19th George IV period mahogany salver stands, almost certainly attributable to "Gillows",Lancaster.
Rare pair of early C19th George IV period mahogany salver stands, almost certainly attributable to "Gillows",Lancaster. Designed to display silver salvers or porcelain chargers upon , these rare pair of stands are in excellent original condition . The lead-weighted and encased rectangular plinth bases have turned 'split' baluster-moulding lateral rests to house salvers at various angles. The scribed -edge, concave-top broad strut uprights being angled to offer safe support to the dishes.
Susan E.Stuart "Gillows of Lancaster and London",Vol.II , p.119, Plate 669, shows a similar example the design of which was illustrated in October 1826, made for Ferguson and Co. Made to support and display silver plate on a sideboard table (see Vol.I Plate 371).
Excellent original condition and colour .
Though lacking the impressed mark of the maker, the form, period, timber and quality of these stands , lead to an almost certain attribution to the esteemed and highly-regarded firm of Gillows of Lancaster.
One retaining original baize lining to underside of base, the other left exposed to show construction(can be re-baized if desired).
Note: A single similar unmarked stand sold Bonhams ,New Bond St.,London 18/11/09 2640.
H 16"
H (Base)3.5"
W 9"
D 5"
England, Lancaster c.1826
Ref: ML157
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood altar/serving or centre table.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood altar/serving or centre table . Useful scale hardwood/rosewood table of free-standing form . Panelled top of superb colour and patina , raised on square section legs with stylised block feet . The open-framed frieze with "stepped" stretchers and carved floriate motif tablets to all sides.
A style of table conceived on which to display valuable antiques or artefacts upon , or flowers as blessings and votives to esteemed ancestors in the Chinese culture.

The proportions ideal as a console or hall table.

A practical and decorative table of uncomplicated design,in outstanding original condition ,with a consistent rich patina.
H 36"
W 48"
D 20"
China c.1890
Ref: MLCA 159
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Rare matching pair of late C19th /early C20th Edwardian period satinwood inlaid mahogany octagonal urn-stands or occasional tables .
Rare matching pair of late C19th /early C20th Edwardian period satinwood inlaid mahogany octagonal urn-stands or occasional tables. Finely inlaid pair of George III period style 'Sheraton-revival' satinwood tables with octagonal galleried tops and inlaid shaped stretchers. Elegant flower-head design inlay to the cross-banded tops , with inlaid swags to the friezes . Raised upon finely tapering linlaid legs , terminating in brass-ball feet . Both fitted with a retracting slide with brass knop pull. The tops of the legs with decorative brass moulding .
All original condition , polish and finish .
No breaks ,losses or repairs.
One table suffering from minor cigarette scolding to area of top which could be re-polished if required.
H 27"
W 12"
England c.1900
Ref: MLC 159
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C19th Italian "Grand Tour" souvenir specimen marble and micro-mosaic table-top roundel.
C19th Italian "Grand Tour" souvenir specimen marble and micro-mosaic table-top roundel . Smart specimen marble and hardstone-inlaid roundel with central micro-mosaic vignette to the centre depicting the ruins of the ancient Roman Forum . Malachite border surrounding the Forum mosaic which depicts the Temple of Vespasian, Temple of Saturn and the Arch of Constantine , with the ruined columns of the Temple of Castor and Pollux ,and column of Phocas in the background. The 'fanned' edge and inner panel divided by the lines of the slate-base body . The numerous multi-coloured specimen examples of marbles and hardstones featuring amongst others, porphyry , 'rice' porphyry , siena ,rosso, and giallo marbles, and various onyx samples. In excellent original condition.
Diameter 15.5"
Italy c.1860
Ref: MLTH 154
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C19th 'after the antique' Italian Neapolitan bronze fountain figure of seated fisherman.
C19th 'after the antique' Italian Neapolitan bronze fountain figure of seated fisherman. Well-cast 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure of a fisherman from the statue excavated at Pompeii in 1823. Discovered at the site of the "Casa Della Fontana Piccola" where it sat on the brink of the piscina of a shell and mosaic grotto, the sculpture depicts a seated study of a fisherman astride a rocky outcrop with a Bacchus mask fountain-spout beneath him . The figure has a verdegris 'faux excavation' aged patination , and was probably produced by 'Chiurazzi et Fils ' Foundry , Naples. The figure is shown bear-footed wearing a loose-fitting robe, his hands poised probably originally holding a fishing cane and a net, and a look of focussed concentration. Good incised detail to the hat , and the naturalistically-cast rock base with shell encrustation. The original now in the Museo Nazionale ,Naples. Excellent condition.
H 21"
W 14"
D 14"
Italy , Naples c.1870
Ref: MLAC 153
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C19th tortoiseshell 'mother of pearl'inlaid tea caddy
C19th tortoiseshell 'mother of pearl 'inlaid tea caddy . Of bombe sarcophagus shape ,great colour and condition with fine and complete inlay .Ivory feet and pewter stringing ,fitted twin interior lids . All original. W 9" x H 6" x D 5 ".England c.1850
Ref: ML150
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C19th mahogany William IV period extending drop-leaf pembroke table
C19th mahogany William IV period extending drop-leaf pembroke table .With 2 original leaves .Good timber and strong pull-out action, carved leg .Comfortable 8 seater .Brass castors and clips. W 48" D 28" (closed) 87" extended.
Ref: ML385
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C18th George II period mahogany bureau cabinet/book-case
C18th George II period mahogany bureau cabinet/bookcase.
Impressive carved , pierced and card-cut blind-fret, swan-neck pediment .Shaped fielded-panel 'figure of eight' doors, ogee bracket feet . Fitted top section . Requires restoration hence price. H 96" W 46" D 23"
Ref: ML 60
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Set of 6 C18th George III period mahogany dining chairs
Set of 6 C18th George III period mahogany dining chairs. Hepplewhite design with carved sunflower paterae to 'camel-back' top rail . Good broad ,heavy quality chairs with 'H' stretcher supports. Shaped splat backs with pierced detail .Fitted with drop-in seats . Original condition, no breaks.(6) England c.1770
Ref: ML 68
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Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir ,after the Roman ,fountain figure from Pompeii.
Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir , after the Roman , fountain figure from Pompeii.

Known as the "Amorino con Ora" , or Cherub with Goose, the original bronze fountain statue was excavated at Pompeii in 1832. It stood in a mosaic-decorated fountain niche within a property on Via Mercurio , Pompeii.

Almost certainly produced by the Chiurazzi Foundry Naples ,Italy . The winged cherub figure is depicted in mid stride clutching a goose under his left arm.

Excellent consistent dark patination and detailed casting .

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Italy, Naples c.1890
Ref: ML 1701
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Large C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir statue after the antique, of "Venus of Capua".
Large C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze statue, after the antique, of the "Venus of Capua".

The Venus of Capua , named after its place of discovery at the ruins of an ancient amphitheatre in Capua, southern Italy , is now on display in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale , Naples, Italy. A Roman study of the Greek goddess Aphrodite , the cult of Venus continued throughout the Roman period where she came to symbolise Rome's Imperial power. Like her Greek counterpart ,Aphrodite, Venus was intimately associated with love and beauty. The statues pose arising from originally holding a shield , the image of the Goddess portrays the desirability of military success and civic peace. Her foot is shown atop the helmet of Ares , God of War, and combines sexual allure and martial symbolism.

Good large-scale bronze reduction copy probably produced by Chiurazzi Foundry , Naples. The detailed cast decoration around the base is typical of the works from this celebrated foundry ,who were prolific producers of bronzes ,after the antique, for sale to 'Grand Tourists' , museums and educational institutions .

Consistent dark patina with hints of both green and brown hues .

H 24
W 10"
D 10"
Italy , Naples c.1880
Ref: ML 1610
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Mid C19th Victorian period glazed top 2-door oak library bookcase .
Mid C19th Victorian period glazed-top 2-door oak library bookcase . Clean example in "golden" oak colour , with gently-arched glazed 2-door top, over 2-door panelled base . The upper glazed section fitted with 4 adjustable 'ladder-rack ' shelves with original gilt-tooled Morocco leather edges. The 2-door base fitted with 2 'flush' frieze drawers , the twin panelled doors with moulded surrounds and conforming gently-arched panels , 2 fixed shelves to the interior.
The whole carcass of rounded corner construction . Moulded rounded-corner stepped cornice with conforming plinth base.

Splits into 3 sections in conventional manner, for ease of transportation .

Good clean condition and pleasing golden colour . Original glass.

H 98"
W 48"
D (base) 20"
D (top) 12"
England c. 1850
Ref: ML167
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C19th Baltic Empire design gilt-wood pier mirror
C19th Baltic Empire-design gilt-wood pier mirror. Brightly gilded frame of impressive scale and good carved detail with architectural pediment top and lyre detail to break-front frieze panel . Foliate-capped , fluted half-columns to uprights .Original 'sparkly' mercury mirror-plate with subtle grey colour.
H 72"
W 36".
Sweden c.1830
Ref: ML 90
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Early C19th circular top specimen-wood veneered table on low base.
Early C19th circular top specimen-wood veneered table on low base. 'Coffee'/reception-room height table featuring a stunning radiating and concentric marquetry veneered specimen-wood top. A huge variety of exotic, tropical and indigenous woods ,including rosewood, satinwood, ebony, coromandel, oak, birch, box-wood and walnut. Chequer-work bands and stringing throughout the design. A stunning colour and patination. The associated base constructed in satin birch or beech in a faux/simulated bamboo design, with 4 supports. A shallow frieze beneath and 'chinoiserie' bracket corners. A great piece of workmanship , combining in a highly decorative and practical table. The top probably produced in Tunbridge Wells ,Kent ,a renowned centre for the manufacture of such wares, whilst the bespoke base undoubtedly made by the London retailers in what is their signature design. A glass top could be supplied if desired to fit. Provenance: bought from Mallett Fine Antiques , at 'Bourdon House' , London in 1980's. Cleaned and waxed. Dia. 36" x H 18". England c.1830
Ref: MLI 147
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Late C19th terracotta library bust study of the infamous Roman Emperor "Caracalla"
Late C19th terracotta library bust study of the infamous Roman Emperor "Caracalla". The Emperor born Lucius Septimus Bassianus, was Roman Emperor (211-217 AD) and thence known as Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, and nick-named "Caracalla" after the hooded Gallic cloak he wore and popularised. This famous image modelled here in terracotta , captures the infamous scowl and suspicious glare of the subject, and depicts him as a soldier wearing his cloak with short-cropped hair ,beard and an aggressive expression . The cloak is patinated to resemble verdegris bronze , whilst the portrait head and socle are neutral terracotta. The bust study is known as of the 'Sole-Ruler' type ,dating to the period after Caracalla murdered his brother and co-emperor ,Geta. During his period as Emperor he was infamous for his ruthless approach and the numerous assassinations and eliminations of his rivals and perceived enemies. Versions of this image can be found in the great collections and museums of the world, including The Capitoline,Rome ; Museo Nazionale ,Naples; The Vatican Museum and the British Museum. In excellent condition.
H 26" x W 20".
Italy c.1890
Ref: MLMA 1410
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Large pair of C19th French Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted marble vases.
Large pair of C19th French Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted marble vases. Impressive scale 'breche violette'/ purple striated marble vases with well-cast ormolu mounts. Fixed 'lids' with berry finials ,shell-cast band, twin horned satyr-mask handles and floral garland swagged bodies. Raised on a stiff-leaf/feather cast support onto tapering foot and round marble base. Striking colour stone with subdued patinated ormolu bronze mounts. good condition with no breaks or repairs.
H 20" x W(handle to handle)8"
France c.1880
Ref: MLBO 1411
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C19th mid-Victorian period oak-framed library armchair.
C19th mid Victorian period oak-framed library armchair. Powerfully-designed 'horse-shoe'-back library chair , with original 'leather-cloth' upholstery . Lion-mask terminal arms above lion's paw supports, raised on shaped legs with satyr-mask carved knees and lion's paw claw and hairy feet and concealed castors . The wide back-splat carved with vine-leaf and grape decoration and a central cartouche . The timber has achieved a wonderful rich patina , whilst the pleated and buttoned oil-cloth leatherette upholstered covering has a glowing waxed surface. Minor wear to upholstery , but overall excellent original condition. Good strong frame, no breaks or repairs.
W 26 "
H (of back)30"
H (of seat)19"
England c. 1850
Ref: MLJG 1411
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Set of 8 late C19th Georgian design Chippendale-style mahogany dining chairs
Set of 8 late C19th Georgian design Chippendale-style mahogany dining chairs . Comprising of 6 single and a pair of carver/armchairs , good quality set of mid C18th-style dining chairs. Well-carved frames with interlaced splat-backs of gothic inspiration with acanthus leaf decoration below a serpentine carved top-rail with acanthus carved shoulders.The seat rails with lower gadrooned carved edges , and raised on boldly-carved cabriole legs, heavily carved knees, terminating in a 'claw-and-ball' foot.

The drop-in seats upholstered in their original tan leather, with some marks and staining, worn but servicable.

Good grade of mahogany which has achieved a pleasing rich patina, with minor sun fading.
A generously proportioned and comfortable set of chairs.

Excellent condition with no breaks or repairs.

H(back/single) 38"
W (seat/single) 22"
H(back/armchair) 40"
H(back/armchair) 24"
England c.1890
Ref: MLJG 159
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