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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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Late C18th/Early C19th Dutch leather draught screen .
Late C18th/Early C19th Dutch leather draught screen. Great bright colours ,good height and condition . 4-Fold . H 78" W 96"
Ref: ML 280
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Royal Worcester Porcelain plaque by R.Rushton
Royal Worcester Porcelain plaque by R.Rushton.Date code 1917 and signed by R.Rushton entitled to rear "The Severn near Arley " (Worcestershire).Plaque size 6" x 4", original factory frame 12" x 10".Under glass at present. Very pretty. c. 1917
Ref: ML 988
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Pair early C20th George I style walnut library armchairs
Pair early C20th George I style walnut library armchairs.Good large scale chairs with 'shepherds crook' arms ,cabriole legs with carving to knees ,claw and ball feet. Broad carved vase-shaped splats with roundels and carved details to frame . Shaped front rail with drop-in seats. Nice mellow colour timber and of broad ,deep proportions .Faithfully produced quality copies of a pair of important early Georgian period chairs.
England c .1920
Ref: ML 70
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Early C20th French glass chandelier
Early C20th French glass chandelier .Striking coloured drops and nicely cut lozenge facets .An impressive scale 8-branch chandelier on gilded 'bird-cage' frame .All complete , no losses or damage. H 29" (not including rose or chain ) Dia 26". c.1920
Ref: ML 888
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Pair of C19th terracotta lions .
Pair of C19th terracotta lions lying in repose. Nicely weathered pair of Landseer-type lions lying full length on chamfered edge bases. Have some old repairs and minor chips but of good size and nice pale colour. Though weathered would work equally well indoors as out . True pair with opposing tails , and well-modelled manes and faces. Probably Scottish c. 1880. L 34"x W 14"x H 19"
Ref: MLMJ6
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Large pair C19th Minton Parian-ware classical groups.
Large pair C19th Minton Parian-ware classical groups. "Ariadne on the Panther" (after the original by Johann Heinrich von Dannecker completed in 1824 ), and "Una and the Lion" modelled by John Bell for Mintons. Impressive scale and nice condition (both have very minor damage to finger-tips and toes), with impressed factory date codes and pattern numbers beneath. "Una" has a 'diamond' lozenge registration mark to top of base and 'John Bell' cartouche. Both goddesses depicted naked whilst clutching drapes, astride the backs of the felines standing upon naturalistic bases.
W 12" x H 15" x D 5" .
(Parian-ware being unglazed porcelain developed in the first quarter of C19th to imitate marble and taking its name from the pure white marble of the Greek island of Paros.) England c. 1850
Ref: MLBO 1311
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Pair of C19th Victorian period bedside chests-of-drawers.
Pair of C19th Victorian period mahogany chests-of-drawers. Top-quality pair of chests with flame-veneered mahogany tops and drawer-fronts . Moulded-edge tops with rounded corner uprights, standing on plinth bases. Each with four drawers all fitted original turned mahogany knob pulls, with the base drawers in each with 'double' simulated fronts to provide a deep drawer. All drawers dove-tailed and mahogany-lined .Panelled backs. Adapted from a dressing table but with no visible signs. Excellent ready-to-use condition. H 35 " x W 18 "x D 15".England c.1860
Ref: MLCA 145
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Late C19th /Early C20th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood 'Bonheur-du-jour'/ writing table and armchair
Late C19th/Early C20th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood 'Bonheur-du-jour'/ writing table and armchair . High quality 'hongmu' desk and matching "horse-shoe" back corner-type armchair. Panelled-top desk with detachable carved and pierced galleried 'super-structure' back with an arrangement of pigeon-holes,cupboard and drawers. Two-drawer frieze front with carved and pierced apron, the whole raised on shaped cabriole-type legs.( x 2 keys ) The chair with panelled seat , cross-stretcher support ,swept arms , twin splat-back and shaped outline seat. Both articles having a superb patina and in excellent condition . Desk W 36" x H(back)44" x D 22" . Chair W(arm to arm )24" x H(back) 34". China c.1900
Ref: MLHB 149
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Late C19th graduated 'nest' or quartetto of Chinese hardwood tables.
Late C19th graduated 'nest' or quartetto of Chinese hardwood tables. Well-carved set of 4 Chinese tables with carved 'bamboo' frames and prunus blossom friezes. Excellent quality Chinese rosewood/hongmu timber , with a rich consistent colour in mint condition. Shaped stretchers , and all-over auspicious symbolic 'bamboo' carving representing longevity, strength and simplicity in Chinese culture,whilst the prunus or peach blossom ,symbolise health and well-being. Largest table .H 28" x D 14" x W 20". China c.1900.
Ref: MLBO 144
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Pair of late C19th /early C20th Continental European variegated green marble urns or vases.
Pair of late C19th /early C20th Continental European variegated green marble urns . Highly decorative large pair of circular bowl marble vases or urns . Strikingly-figured stone with deep roll-over rims , shaped bulbous bodies onto a circular turned socle foot . Could be used in an interior or exterior scheme, would work well as wine-coolers . Minor chip to lower edge of one rim.
H 13"
Dia. 18"
Depth of bowl 8"
France or Italy c.1900
Ref: MLDC 158
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C19th mahogany bow-front chest of drawers
C19th mahogany bow-front chest of drawers. Turned column corner decoration and feet .Fitted top drawer with baize-lined interior slide (some partition elements replaced). Great lion mask brass knobs , good height .H 36" W 45" D 23"(key)
Ref: ML301
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C19th French walnut ,kingwood and ormolu-mounted parquetry work-table
C19th French walnut ,kingwood and ormolu-mounted parquetry work-table. Nice original condition with sliding fitted interior , velvet-lined base and inset mirror lid .H 28" top 18"x 14" (key)
Ref: ML927
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Fine quality late C19th French ormolu-mounted 3-piece 'bleu turquin' marble clock garniture.
Fine quality late C19th French ormolu-mounted 3-piece 'blue turquin' marble clock garniture.

Crisply-cast ormolu bronze mounted clock set in the C18th Louis XVI style . The bodies of both the clock and 3-branch side pieces with striking grey 'blue turquin' marble bodies. The clock fitted with an 8-day striking movement with pendulum, chiming on a bell , the enamel dial with finely-painted blue Roman numerals and minute chapter ring ,elaborate pierced and gilded hands and set behind an opening domed/convex glass door . Fitted opening glass door to rear, the movement signed "Mognetti". Strikes on the hour and half-hour .

The clock surmounted by an ormolu mounted urn , whilst the body is decorated with swags, rams head , ribbon and floral decorations. The clock raised on detailed ormolu compressed bun feet.

The 3-branch candelabra side-pieces of cassolette form with fine ormolu mounted detail . The bodies raised on stiff-leaf wrapped tripod supports with cloven feet, leaf and acorn motif decoration , the central finial modelled as a basket of floral decorated fruit with a pineapple centre. The marble bodies with a band of cast 'Vitruvian scroll' hand-chased ormolu . The 3-branch candle-arms each with detailed cast candle knozzles and removable bobeches . Both raised on cast ormolu feet of compressed form .

Highly decorative clock set in excellent condition and working order. Brightly gilded ormolu bronze contrasting beautifully against the well-selected blue-grey marble.

Has the original key.

H(clock) 15"
H(candelabras) 12"
W 11"
W 9"
D 5"
D 4"
France c.1890
Ref: ML 1611
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C19th William IV period mahogany hall-bench .
C19th William IV period mahogany hall-bench . Good clean example with cylinder roll-ends raised on tapering octagonal faceted supports onto turned feet . Well-figured single-piece plank-top seat , with moulded edge and turned paterae decoration to the roll-ends.

Excellent ready-to-use original condition , having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops . Pleasing consistent mellow colour and patina .

The top with minor indentations from boots and spurs, commensurate with age and use.

W 47"
H 16"
D 13"
England c.1835
Ref: ML167
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C19th Regency period gilt-wood framed convex mirror.
C19th Regency period gilt-wood framed convex mirror . Good original example of nice scale with ebonised reeded slip and deep carved surround with 'leaf-block' details to quarters . Original gilded finish and well-aged silver-grey convex plate . Dia. (overall ) 28" . Dia.(plate) 20"
England c 1815
Ref: MLBO 1311
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Pair early C20th French marble-topped wrought iron console tables.
Pair early C20th French marble-topped wrought iron console tables. Decorated with applied cut-brass leaf embellishments and floral motifs , great pair of tables to bring symmetry to a hall, orangery or conservatory. Of serpentine outline with interlaced loop design to friezes , stylised open 'cabriole' supports, scroll feet and shaped under stretchers. Could benefit from having decoration refreshed , but at present have a distressed original cream paint finish with some over-paint to gilt brass-work. Very stylish and chic look ,and rare to find a matching pair. Fitted with loose ,moulded-edge figured Italian 'Travertine' marble tops which are in perfect condition. H 30" x W 33" x D 15".
France c. 1920
Ref: MLJC142
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C19th Indian carved teak hexagonal centre table.
C19th Indian carved teak hexagonal centre table . Wonderfully carved six-sided table of imposing scale .Densely carved top and frame ,with alternating pattern of intricate 'pinjra', or 'bird-cage' work panels to the sides. Floral carving to the top and frame together with bands of flower-head carving. Leaf-carved and turned legs with bulbous carved feet.Incorporates typical Indian architectural design elements such as the 'Jali ' or 'Pinjra' open-work ,though probably made for the European market in demand from such retailers as Tiffany or Libertys for the fashionable 'Orientalist' style. Quality timber and in mint condition. Made in Northern India , probably Simla or Kashmir. H 28 "x Dia.(Edge to edge)25 ". India c 1890.
Ref: MLCD 1311
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Late C19th Chinese 'hardwood' quartetto of nesting tables.
Late C19th Chinese 'hardwood' quartetto of nesting tables. Exceptional quality timber and mint-clean graduated set of 4 tables with simulated bamboo-cane and leaf carved decoration. Bamboo is a symbol of good fortune in Asian culture and symbolises longevity,durability and endurance. Fantastic original rich colour and patina ,rosewood or 'hongmu' with no breaks ,repairs or damage. Strong and stable construction with rectangular tops and shaped stretchers .Cleaned and waxed .Largest table H 26" x 20" x 14". China c 1890
Ref: MLA 139
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