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Early C19th Regency period gilt-wood overmantel mirror .
Early C19th Regency period gilt-wood overmantel mirror . The frame decorated with carved 'split-reel' design moulding with decorative leaf-carved corners . The concave channelled frame terminating in blocks to the uprights .

Good original gilding throughout . The original back with oak panels .
Clean mirror plate , possibly an old replacement .

A good scale mirror of pleasing simple design .

W 68"
D 3"
H 42"
England c.1820
Ref: ML 167
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Pair of late C19th/early C20th cast plaster Corinthian-capped fluted architectural columns .
Pair of late C19th/early C20th cast plaster Corinthian-capped fluted architectural columns . Impressive tall pair of classical columns for interior use . Cast plaster onto a wooden core , for use as a decorative feature , not for load-bearing construction .
Well-defined detail to the caps with concave sides , scroll corners and 'egg-and-dart' mouldings . The shafts of the columns with crisply-defined flutes.
Old paint finish.

In excellent condition with no breaks , damage or losses.

H 89"
W (Base) 12" sq.
W (Cap) 14" sq.
D 12"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 167
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Matched 'pair' of late C19th Anglo-Indian carved shisham octagonal tables on folding bases.
Matched 'pair' of late C19th Anglo-Indian carved shisham octagonal tables on folding bases.

High quality tightly-carved octagonal tops of varying carved detail but of identical size , design and scale . Each with geometric and trailing floral and leaf motif designs . The folding and hinged carved bases each with intricate 'pinjra' or 'bird-cage' work , geometric open-fret-work panels of the type traditionally employed in Indian architecture.

Produced by principally Sikh craftsmen in the Simla (or Shimla) hill-top region of Northern India , in locally sourced "shisham" timber for export to the English market .

Both tables of matching dimensions and scale , excellent matched pair of tables to bring symmetry to an interior scheme.

Each table in excellent original condition with no breaks, damage or losses. One table slightly darker in colour , both in dry untouched state . Could be waxed and 'colour-matched' if desired.

Highly fashionable in England during the late C19th , these exotic imports and similarly designed articles of furniture , were produced for leading retailers such as ' Liberty's ' of London .

H 25"
W 24"
D 24"
India c.1880
Ref: ML 1612
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Large and impressive pair of late C19th/early C20th French gilt-metal mounted marble vases in the Louis XVI style.
Large and impressive pair of late C19th/early C20th French gilt-metal mounted marble vases in the Louis XVI style.

Caramel-coloured marble bodied vases with well-cast gilt bronze mounts raised on square section bases. Of good large scale and proportions, with well-chosen figured marble bodies and intricate mounts . The sides with horned goat or rams-head mounts , whilst the lateral cast leaf band has a central mask motif . The bodies with swags of flower-head design, the tapering body is held in a feathered or 'fleched' mount onto a spreading socle foot . Cast wreath rings to the bases and cast finials to the fixed 'lid' tops.

The metal mounts having a subtle aged patina .

Excellent original condition with no damage or repairs.

Over-sized pair of decorative vases with dramatic visual impact.

H 22"
W 8"
D 8"
France c.1900
Ref: ML 1702
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Rare set of 4 grand mid C19th 'Country-House' carved gilt-wood corbel curtain-pole supports.
Rare set of 4 grand mid C19th 'Country-House' carved gilt-wood corbel curtain-pole supports.

Superb set of 4 water-gilded carved corbel supports (ie 2 pairs or for use as a long set across a window).

Well-carved scrolling 'stiff-leaf' corbels each with apertures through to support the curtain poles. The scrolls with intricately carved flower-head detail. The flowers appear to be highly symbolic and romantic Myosotis or "Forget-me-nots" .

Mounted upon gilded flat wooden back-plates of stylised gothic outline .

In excellent original condition with minor rubbing and wear to the original gilding , showing atmospheric red gesso ground beneath. Some minor losses to gesso.

Fitted with original metal supports to provide strength when fitted and hung with drapes, which could easily removed if desired.

Interestingly the reverses with pencil inscriptions for the locations of original positioning , "North Front" etc .

H 24"
W 6"
D 10"
England c.1850
Ref: ML 1611
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Early C20th Art Deco period gilt-bronze female nude figurine by Paul Philippe.
Early C20th Art Deco period gilt-bronze female nude figurine by Paul Philippe (1870-1930). Stylish nude study in athletic pose with outstretched arms standing on the balls of her feet, upon a 2-piece portor marble and onyx circular base . A study known as "L'Eveil " ("Awakening "). Signed to base of bronze in script "Philippe ". Some minor rubbing /discolouration to gilding. H 16" .France c.1930
Ref: MLDQ 146
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Early C19th Regency period scroll-end day-bed .
Early C19th Regency period scroll-end day-bed . Classically-inspired Grecian design day-bed of exaggerated asymmetrical scroll-ended form. Free-standing ,double-sided design, finished in original creamy/off-white painted decoration (some old refreshment) with parcel-gilt highlights. The oblong reserves above the legs with original gilded cast-lead decorative floriate mounts . Raised on sabre-legs fitted with original well-defined cast-brass claw castors.
Taking its inspiration from Greek antiquity and popularised by the neo-classical designs of the likes of Thomas Hope ,George Smith, and drawings from Ackermans 'Repository of Arts'.
A rare survivor retaining its original calico base covering. In good original 'country house' condition.
W 68"
D 26"
H (seat) 15"
England c.1810
Ref: ML 1510
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William IV period mahogany hall-bench
William IV period mahogany hall bench . Great colour and condition. Turned supports and applied paterae decoration . Unusual shaped profile ends to seat . H 17" W 48" D 13"
Ref: ML 117
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Pair late C19th/early C20th George I period style walnut framed armchairs
Pair late C19th/early C20th George I period style walnut framed armchairs. Well-executed copies of important early C18th walnut armchairs, upholstered in beautiful period-style richly-coloured floral design needlework/tapestry (some minor wear to seat).'Shepherds-crook' arms ,shaped cabriole legs with c-scrolls ,shell-carved knees terminating in scroll carved feet. The top centre back carved with scallop-shell decoration. Shaped serpentine front-rail and stylish shaped backs. Rich colour timber and overall good condition. H(back)42" x (seat) 18" x W 23".
England c. 1900
Ref: MLWA142
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Impressive late C19th cast-iron, brass and steel fire-basket
Impressive late C19th cast-iron, brass and steel fire-basket. Almost certainly Irish with well-cast detailed back featuring garlands, vines and sun mask , with open-twist finial supports on brass 'claw and ball' feet. Serpentine front with pierced Vitruvian scroll frieze .Old minor repair to back (shown).Loose fire-brick to back. A stylish and functional fire-place accessory. A very similar fire-basket can be found at Myrtle Grove, Yougal ,Co. Cork,Eire. ,once the home of Sir Walter Raleigh. See "Country Houses of Ireland" by The Knight of Glin and James Peill.
H 42 "
D 16 "
W 36".
Ireland c. 1890
Ref: ML135
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Pair late C19th French ormolu-mounted 'rouge' marble urns.
Pair late C19th French ormolu-mounted 'rouge' marble urns. Wonderful purple figured marble bodies with ormolu bronze floral swags with rose-heads and sun-flowers, and twin loop handles, in the Louis XVI style. Stiff-leaf design cast ormolu bronze cup bases with ribbon cast ormolu mounts onto the socle base fitted to square plinths. Detachable lids with ormolu flambeau finial tops .Stunning decorative French solid marble vases and covers , with a fantastic colour not dissimilar to the illustrious and highly desirable 'Blue-John' (Derbyshire Spa) mined in England. No damage or repairs, all complete. H 17" x W (bodies) 7". France c 1880.
Ref: MLJQ 142
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Late C19th Chinese 'mother o'pearl'-inlaid hardwood console table
Late C19th Chinese 'mother o'pearl inlaid hardwood console table . Well-carved and pierced friezes with fruit,leaves and 'endless knot' design. Reeded frame and 'stepped' stretchers to base and carved feet. Inset white marble top , surrounded with floral 'mother'o pearl' shell inlay .Of tapering form back to front ,and a good practical height. No damage or losses , and good heavy timber. H 33" x W(front)17" x W(back)32" x D 18" . China c .1890
Ref: MLPF 1311
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Pair C19th Regency period mahogany hall-chairs
Pair C19th Regency period mahogany hall-chairs on reeded sabre legs . Excellent colour ,timber and condition.(2)
Ref: ML 116
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C19th Italian carved alabaster sculpture "Ariadne on the Panther" after Heinrich Dannecker.
C19th Italian carved alabaster sculpture "Ariadne on the Panther" after Heinrich Danneker.

Carved alabaster sculpture after the marble original by Heinrich Danneker (German b. 1758 Stuttgart d. 1841).

This masterpiece by Dannecker is considered by some to be a 'modern' classic and is perhaps one of the best known and important German sculptures of the 19th century. The sculpture shows the Greek goddess Ariadne , lying in divine nakedness on one of Dionysus' panthers.
Completed in 1824, it was heavily damaged by bombing at Frankfurt in October 1943 , and it's restoration was only completed in 1978. It is now exhibited at the Liebeg-Haus in Frankfurt.

In Greek Mythology , Ariadne , having been abandoned by Theseus , is comforted by Bacchus/Dionysus on the island of Naxos and carried to him , her head crowned with a garland of grape leaves , on a panther.

This well-executed and detailed scale reduction in carved alabaster , is an accurate copy of the iconic original .

Minor historic professional restoration to fingers of one hand and a repaired break to tail of the panther.

H 15"
W 14"
D 6"
Italy c.1870

Ref: ML169
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Early C19th George IV period bronze and gilt-bronze twin-branch colza lamp.
Early C19th George IV period bronze and gilt-bronze twin-branch colza lamp.

Classically-inspired design bronze lamp with urn-shaped central reservoir and twin-light arms with their apparently original etched glass globe shades. Well-cast detail throughout with exceptional gilt bronze claw feet. The stem with foliate scroll detail and an applied mask motif .

Colza being rapeseed oil which became a popular fuel choice for lighting during this period, the lamp system having been pioneered and patented in France by Aime Argand in 1780.

Probably made by Thomas Messenger & Sons, Birmingham, though unmarked.

Consistent dark patination with contrasting gilded elements.

Excellent condition, having been adapted for electrical use , and has been professionally re-wired and tested in our workshops. Fitted with traditional style cotton-covered 3-core twisted flex.

H 23"
W 15"
D 7"
England c.1825
Ref: ML 1702
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Pair of early C20th lacquered tubular brass-framed leather-topped 2-tier etageres.
Pair of early C20th lacquered tubular brass-framed leather-topped 2-tier etageres.

Quality pair of Regency style brass-framed etageres or end tables . The lacquered brass frames with acorn finials and reeded moulded lateral edges and ring details . Raised on integrally fitted castors.

The tooled sage green leather tops with both 'blind' and gilt tooling of the highest quality and definition .

Minor old water stains to the leather tops.

H 24"
W 12"
D 16"
England c. 1920 .
Ref: ML 1612
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Early C19th late George III / early Regency period gilt-wood and gesso triple-plate 'landscape' overmantel mirror.
Early C19th late George III / early Regency period gilt-wood and gesso triple-plate 'landscape' overmantel mirror. Elegantly-designed mirror with fine classical carved and gesso decoration with architectural Doric-capped fluted column support uprights. The 'pounced' ground frieze with ribbon bows and flower-garland swags , oval sun-flower paterae and featuring a large central oval 'cameo' plaque with amorini/ putti at play.
The original plates with shallow hand-bevelling , divided by finely carved beaded and 'split-pearl' moulding. The break-front ended cornice with laurel-leaf wrapped decoration . Standing on gilded ball-feet.

Original gilding which has achieved a subtle warm patina . The backboards having been replaced due to age deterioration.

In overall excellent condition , minor chips and wear commensurate with age.
W 63"
H 30"
D 3"
England c.1805
Ref: ML1601
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Large mid C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vase.
Large mid C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vase. Impressively-scaled ,highly-decorative vase painted with the bold colours and gilding of the Imari pattern and palette. Of tapering octagonal form , with peony and chrysanthemum-type flower-head design decorated body with vignette panels of vines, grapes and 'Oriental' fantasy landscapes. Striking combination of design and colours ,with strong cobalt blues, reds, gold and with green highlights.
A stunning 'tour-de-force' example of Japanese porcelain at its most exuberant and flamboyant best.

Wonderful decorative vase , which alternatively could be fitted and wired as a lamp-base.

No cracks or damage to the body , minor historic repair to one facet of the raised neck(shown).
H 25"
Dia.(widest) 17"
Japan c.1860
Ref: ML1602
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Suite of 3 early C20th brass-framed glass-topped reception room tables of Empire design.
Suite of early C20th brass-framed glass-topped reception-room tables of Empire design. Smart set of 3 tables with verdigris brass frames and Empire motifs.

Comprising a pair of circular 'drum' tables with reeded column supports , crossed arrow design , 'milled' decoration frames with rosette paterae roundels, together with a matching oblong table . Well-cast elements ,with good detail to the arrow-points and fleches.

Stylish and elegant set of tables providing practical heights and period-style design to complement an interior.

Good aged 'verdigris' /distressed patina .

H(pair) 17" H(oblong) 16"
D 20" D 22"
W 20" W 44"
England or France c . 1920
Ref: ML168
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Late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir marble paperweight with inlaid micro-mosaic panels depicting scenes of Ancient Rome.
Late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir marble paperweight with inlaid micro-mosaic panels depicting scenes from Ancient Rome.

Good cartouche-shaped 'Nero Belgio' black marble paperweight inset with 7 micro-mosaic oval scenes, each surrounded with a malachite-banded border.

The largest central scene depicting "St.Peters Square". Clockwise, the scenes depict "The Roman Forum", "The Temple of Hercules" , "Castello di Angelo" ,"The Coliseum ", "Arch of Constantine ", and "The Pantheon".

Skilful and expensive souvenirs such as this were produced from the C18th onward by the likes of the Vatican workshops and others , to supply the demand for souvenirs from rich tourists visiting the Eternal City .

All in excellent original condition with no losses, repairs or damage. Minor nicks and small chips to the edges of black marble .

H 5"
W 6.5"
D 1"
Italy ,Rome c.1870
Ref: ML 1611
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