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C19th 'Chinese Chippendale'-style mirror
C19th 'Chinese Chippendale'-style mirror.Carved wood frame with silvered gesso finish . Stylish quality mirror with pagoda top .H 54" W 30"
Ref: ML 164
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C19th Regency period calamander tea table
C19th Regency period calamander tea table . Fold-over swivel top with panelled frieze and gilt-brass mounts to base .Turned column support onto platform base with 'hipped' quadruple splayed legs with brass-capped lions-paw castors .Rare East Indies timber which has a striking grain and figuring. The table has original colour and patina , having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Has an historic water/ring-mark to one surface of interior .
H 29"
W 36"
D 18".
England c.1805
Ref: MLBO 48
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Pair of C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir "Medici" lions.
Pair of C19th Italian carved alabaster 'Grand Tour' souvenir "Medici" lions. Well-carved models of "The Medici Lions" standing on detachable stepped plinths beneath glass domes onto ebonised wooden bases with crimson velvet lining. These famous lions with their paws resting on a sphere, now guard the steps to the 'Loggia dei Lanzi' in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence , Italy. The pair were relocated to Florence in 1787 from the Villa Medici in Rome ,the original single ancient marble lion sculpture being from 2nd century BC having been restored in 1598 . This is now paired with the companion "Leone" carved by Flaminio Vacca between 1594 and 1598. Both of these alabaster lions in mint condition , with no damage or repairs. Great carved detail to mane and body , with rib detail to flanks, standing on naturalistic bases. Glass domes perfect . H (domes)11" x W (domes on base )14". Lions H.8" x W.9 "x D.4 ". Italy c 1880.
Ref: MLBW 1311
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C19th Regency period x-framed rosewood dressing stool or window seat.
C19th Regency period x-framed rosewood dressing stool or window seat. Great size and elegant classically-inspired design based on ancient Roman curule shape ,double-sided (ie. free-standing) with 'egg and dart' style carved seat- edge. Recent neutral silk upholstery and in very good order . Has been in sun-light to one side hence pale colour of frame .
W 40"
D 16"
H 19".
England c. 1820
Ref: ML 133
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Late C19th French gilt-wood mirror.
Late C19th French gilt-wood mirror. Impressive carved-wood and gesso frame with oval mirror plate . Decorated flambeau finial with vitruvian scroll and rose garland swags, crossed flaming torches and with central mask decoration, all in deep relief . .Some minor losses ,but overall nice condition. H 52" W 34 ".c.1880
Ref: ML 935
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Early C19th Regency period mahogany centre pedestal occasional or lamp-table.
Early C19th Regency period mahogany centre pedestal occasional or lamp-table. Finely-proportioned elegant single-drawer table of free-standing symmetrical design . Reeded-edge top ,with reeded decoration to shaped drawer-front. The single mahogany-lined shallow 'concealed' frieze drawer with scroll ends and paterae/draught terminals. The reverse with identical silhouette frieze. Raised on finely-turned column , onto quadrupite concave base. Scrolled and moulded shaped legs of exaggerated form ,with hipped paterae decoration , paterae-mounted inverted scroll toes with gilt-metal ball feet. Excellent condition and mellow patina , the top having benefitted from re-polishing some 20 years ago. Cleaned and waxed ready to use.(Inventory mark/initials painted to underside of top)
H 29 " x W 26" x D 18 ".
England c. 1820
Ref: MLWJC 1411
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C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved serpentine marble ink-stand set with carved lava cameos.
C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved serpentine marble ink-stand set with carved lava cameos. A South Italian , Neapolitan, two-piece carved 'Prato verde' or Serpentina Moschinata , marble ink-stand with gadrooned body and sectioned lid set with oval carved coloured lava profile cameos of classical and Renaissance Italian philosophers and poets framed in brass mounts. The central raised knop handle also inset with a brass-framed carved circular cameo . The inside of the top contains a glazed and brass-framed period gouache/body watercolour study depicting the Bay of Naples and the erupting volcanic Mount Vesuvius. The outer ring retains the original hand- scripted paper labels identifying 6 of the cameo profiles such as "Aristotle", "Petrarch", "Dante" etc.

The base section fitted with 2 glass ink-wells with brass rims and 2 pen/quill-holders (1 brass ferrule missing).

The different lava rock cameos having obtained their individual colours from the oxidisation and crytallised nature of the various cooled minerals from the volcanic eruption and lava flow.

This type of ink-stand was produced in the Naples area of Italy during the mid C19th as souvenirs for tourists visiting the historic sites and sights of the European 'Grand Tour'.

In good original condition , with one historic repaired crack to the lid.

(For a similar example see Christies Sale 7889 /Lot 272 9/12/2010 3375)

H 5"
W 6"
D 6"
Italy , Naples c.1870
Ref: ML 1605
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Late C19th mahogany glazed Chippendale revival double bookcase.
Late C19th mahogany glazed Chippendale revival double bookcase.

Capacious 4-door mahogany library bookcase with intricately-glazed astragal doors , 'blind-fret' decoration and elegant pierced fret-work 'swan-neck' broken-arch pediment cornice. Fitted with adjustable shelves to both sections . The whole raised on a plinth base.

Well-defined Chippendale style 'Chinese blind-fret' carved detail and carved square corner blocks. The impressive fret-work cornice surmount with dentil moulded detail and carved rosette terminals to the arch .

Fitted with brass bolts and locks to the doors and supplied with 2 original keys.
Divides into 3 sections for transportation and ease of movement .

Original polish and finish, has minor areas of fading and colour variance from sun-light exposure.

Excellent condition with no losses, damage or repairs.

H(overall) 96"
W (extreme)50"
W (base) 48"
D (top) 10"
D (base) 16"
England c.1890
Ref: ML 1611
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Fascinating C19th Victorian folk-art 'scratch-built' whimsical diorama of the Jacobean mansion "Aston Hall" , Birmingham .
Fascinating C19th Victorian period folk-art 'scratch-built' whimsical diorama of the Jacobean manor "Aston Hall",Birmingham.

Three-quarter aspect view diorama of the facade and front terrace of "Aston Hall" , Birmingham ,England . Built using wood , paper and various coloured foils and seaweed elements , to form the impressive winged facade and front planted terrace of the Grade1-listed Jacobean red-brick manor constucted in 1618 for Sir Thomas Holte . Now open as a Museum.

Featuring the balustraded and turreted manor with its distinctive central clock tower. The foliage composed of seaweed or lichens , the stained-glass windows with coloured foil backs . Contained in a scratch-built wooden frame/case lined with vivid cobalt blue paper. Each corner with a 'tree' behind . The terrace with a central garden urn detail , flanked by a pair of 'planted' vases.

In good original condition with minor losses and natural aging throughout.

H 18"
W 27"
D 14"
England c. 1860



Ref: ML 1612
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Fine C19th Italian gilded bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir architectural model of a Cathedral dome or 'Tempietto'.
Fine C19th Italian gilded bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir architectural model of a Cathedral dome or 'Tempietto'. Cast bronze model with fine architectural detail of the dome of a Cathedral or monument , mounted upon a block of Siena marble. Possibly conceived as a pastille burner, the lift-off lid with a removable frame-work inside.
Excellent attention to detail with arched apertures, finely detailed Corinthian-capped columns with incised block-work detail ,and a bell-tower /cupola surmount.

Although it has similarities to the dome of St.Paul's Cathedral in London , the Siena base and style of gilded /patinated bronze and casting , suggest Italian origin . It could be a true representation of a landmark dome or indeed an idealised model sold as a souvenir to 'Grand Tourists'.

In excellent original condition , with only minor rubbing and wear to the patination of the bronze commensurate with age and use.

Smart addition to a 'Grand Tour' collection of architectural models.

H (full) 9"
H (bronze) 8"
Dia 4.75"
Base 5" sq.
Italy c. 1870
Ref: ML165
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Early C19th George IV period mahogany 2 drawer writing/library table in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster.
Early C19th George IV period mahogany 2 drawer writing/library table in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster. Of free-standing form with shallowly panelled friezes to all sides and asymmetrical /concealed drawer fronts. The drawers fitted with brass escutcheons and working brass locks (with key) , having never been fitted with knobs or handles. Raised on tapering reeded legs to a turned foot into original patinated brass socket castors .
The rounded-corner top with a 'thumb-mould' edge. Fitted with an old replacement green leather inset writing surface which has rubbed gold and 'blind-tooled' decoration.
The drawers with fine hand-cut dove-tails ,mahogany linings and quarter dust-beads.

High-quality timber and fittings which both allude ,together with the overall design , to the celebrated cabinet-makers Gillows of Lancaster.

Excellent ready-to-use condition , with good original rich patination and colour.
Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
W 48"
H 29"
D 28"
England c.1825
Ref: ML1601
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C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze sculpture after the antique of "Diana Chasseresse" /"Diana the Huntress" by Ferdinand Barbedienne Foundry.
C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze sculpture after the antique of "Diana Chasseresse" / "Diana the Huntress". Large scale bronze by the celebrated Parisian foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892) , signed on the reverse by the foundry and also bearing the impressed stamp of Achille Collas ,whose invention introduced the technique to produce smaller scale reductions of large classical statuary. `The marble original now housed in the Louvre , Paris , being a Roman (1st or 2nd century AD) over life-size copy of a lost Greek original c.325 BC . Discovered in Italy reputedly at Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, the statue was gifted to Henry II of France by Pope Paul IV in 1556. Portrayed as a Huntress, the Goddess of the Chase has her quiver of arrows across her back ,and is attended by a buck deer ,with her left hand gripping part of her bow .She wears a short Dorian chiton ,a himation around her waist and sandals on her feet. Excellent condition and good consistent patination. Good clear foundry marks.
H 21"
W 12".
France c. 1870
Ref: MLAF 1412
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C18th Dutch marquetry-inlaid mahogany 'silver' table
C18th Dutch marquetry-inlaid mahogany 'silver' table .Elegant mahogany centre-table on cabriole legs , dished tray-top with floral marquetry decoration and re-entrant corners. Pad feet with moulded 'hip' to knee of the leg. Good colour and patina, no breaks. Minor losses to marquetry in top , and minor shrinkage crack .
H 27"
W 30"
D 20" .
Holland c .1770
Ref: MLI 13111
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Late C19th Indian ivory-inlaid 'shisham'(Indian rosewood) octagonal table on hinged folding base.
Late C19th Indian ivory-inlaid 'shisham'(Indian rosewood) octagonal table on hinged folding base . Profusely ivory-inlaid top-quality table with ebony/ivory chevron edge . Foliate leaf and vine trailing designs with a central ring surrounded by a most unusual ring of 'open work' carved ivory. Panelled and arcaded base with ivory inlay and chevron decoration . Bears paper label on both parts for "Ohri Brothers ,Hoshiarpur , N. India ". Hoshiarpur, in the Punjab, was a centre for the production of these fashionable exotic 'Moorish' style wares as marketed by the likes of Liberty and Tiffany . An outstanding example of good scale , and in great condition .W 24 " H 24". India c 1890.
Ref: MLMJ 1311
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Pair late C19th/early C20th Chinese hardwood stands.
Pair late C19th/early C20th Chinese hardwood stands. Well-carved pair of rosewood/huali tables with rouge/pink marble inset tops (1 with old repairs to crack)standing on claw feet .Good carved and fretted friezes. Very good quality and colour. 16" x 12" X H 17". China c. 1900.
Ref: MLBO 137
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C19th George II style carved mahogany 'Gainsborough' armchair.
C19th George II style carved mahogany 'Gainsborough' library armchair. Well-carved frame of wide, generous proportions . Bold cabriole legs to front and rear with 'c' scrolls ,leaf carving and richly patinated timber . Heavily carved 'scallop' seat-edge with acanthus leaf carved arms and leaf-wrapped feet . Upholstered in old floral tapestry fabric. Stunning copy of an important early Georgian period armchair .
W(seat)27"
H 19"
W(between arms)25"
D 23"
H(back)46"
England c . 1880.

Ref: MLB139
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C18th style Italian Venetian-design carved gilt-wood mirror.
C18th style Venetian carved gilt-wood mirror. Very clean gilded surround with minor rubbing showing red gesso ground in places .Good carved detail with flower-head and rococco carving .Clean mirror plate with only minor foxed areas , and with cartouche mirror above. No breaks or losses. H 66 " x W 46" . Italy c.1920
Ref: MLI 137
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood side or centre table.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood side or centre table. Darkly-polished 'hongmu'/rosewood side table with 'floating' panel top and carved geometric detail frieze. Free-standing design on four square-section corner legs onto scroll-carved feet. Very good condition , with minor shrinkage to panel top and a small crack . Useful scale table of elegant proportions ,ideal as console or hall table. Rich ,dark, heavy quality timber with well-patinated top showing highlighted areas. W 37" x D 18.5 " x H 34". China c. 1890
Ref: MLCA 144
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C19th bronze figure "Venus de Milo "
Late C19th bronze figure "Venus de Milo ". Inscribed on base 'Musee du Louvre' and name plaque to front . Good large-scale image.
Rich/dark patination . H 39 "
Ref: ML 103
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Pair C19th Victorian walnut cabriole leg stools.
Pair C19th Victorian walnut cabriole leg stools . Good carved leg , nice timber and serpentine outline . Reupholstered in traditional manner .Excellent condition. H 18" W 25" D 20" (2)
Ref: ML 120
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