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Late C19th Italian carved gilt-wood Baroque-style hanging hall lantern.
Late C19th Italian carved gilt-wood Baroque-style hanging hall lantern.

Impressive-scale lantern of flamboyantly carved C17th Venetian style. Carved winged putti/amorini figural uprights to the corners,and all-over deeply-carved scroll and leaf decoration. Fitted with a cleverly-designed concealed hinged door for access to the lamp.

High-quality gilding with a 'softly' aged patina , with minor areas of 'bleeding' showing the traditionally-prepared red gesso ground base beneath. The 4-panel sides fitted with hand-bevelled glass panes.

The interior refreshed in pale green 'chalky' paint to replicate the original finish .The base with a carved drop pendant finial .

A dramatic and highly-decorative statement for a hall-way, portico or reception room .

In excellent condition with no losses. Complete with short chain , hook and gilt-brass ceiling 'rose' fitting.

Can be re-wired and re-fitted with an internal lamp configuration to client's specification.

The V&A Collection , London , has a similar , though of the period 1570-1600 , Mannerist-style giltwood lantern in its collections .(Museum no. 7225-1860)

H 42"
W 18" sq.
Italy , probably Venice, c.1900
Ref: ML1511
Price: £3,300





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Early C20th gilt-bronze octagonal hall lantern of "Versailles" design .
Early C20th gilt-bronze octagonal hall lantern of "Versailles" design . Stunning quality copy of impressive scale and form, of the C18th lantern from the Marble Vestibule of the French Royal Palace of Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV. Tapering cage-form design with multi-panel bevelled glass panes fitted rosettes to the divisions. The top formed as a royal crown or corona, with acanthus-leaf and scallop shell decoration. The base with Neptune term masks to the corners and terminating with a berry or pineapple-type finial .Exceptional quality casting and finely chased finish. The pane rosettes with a protruding 'spike' centre (2 deficient) ,and fitted with a hinged opening door for access to the lamps .
Complete with bronze 'S' hook with short chain and bronze ceiling-rose mount .

The original illustrated H.Harvard 'Dictionnaire de l'Ameublement et de la Decoration' Paris 1893 Vol.III pl. 15.

Can be re-wired to client's specification.
H 32"
W 14"
France or England c.1920
Ref: MLC 159
Price: £3,250





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Fine and scarce set of 4 C19th cast ormolu bronze rococo design twin-branch candelabras.
Fine and scarce set of 4 C19th cast ormolu bronze rococo design twin-branch candelabras.

Stylish set of 4 candelabras in the C18th Louis XVI taste . Well-cast shell encrusted stems and trefoil bases , supporting flower-bud decorated twin-branch arms with well-detailed sconces and removable flower-head design bobeches.

In good original condition with an aged patina and some tarnishing to minor areas of the gilding .

High quality casting with some evidence of hand-finished chiselling .

H 14"
W 14"
D 8"
France c.1850
Ref: ML 1611
Price: £2,200





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Large and impressive pair of early C20th French or Italian carved giltwood twin branch wall-lights/appliqués in the mid C18th Louis XV /XVI manner.
Large and impressive pair of early C20th French or Italian carved giltwood twin branch wall-lights /appliqués in the mid C18th Louis XV/ XVI manner.

Powerful pair of wall-lights in carved wood with well-detailed decoration and with gilded surface. The tops with sun-mask or sun-God motifs , the shaped bodies with central vacant carved cartouches and trailing husk details. The shaped twin arms with 'stiff-leaf' carving and carved bobeches and knozzles.

In excellent condition, with no breaks damage or repairs. The gilding of a subtle aged patina.

Supplied with their original aged 'candle-wax dripped' papier-mâché lamp covers.

In need of rewiring, which could be done to client's specifications.

H 26"
W 17"
D 7"
France c.1920
Ref: ML 1701
Price: £1,250





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Early C19th French Empire bronze and ormolu figural candelabrum.
Early C19th French Empire bronze and ormolu figural candelabrum .

Smart two-branch candelabrum , modelled as a classically-dressed female Greco-Romano style figure bearing candleholders modelled as torches with sconces cast as flames or flambeaux.

Raised on a shaped and stepped plinth block base with applied ormolu decoration . The sides with cast ormolu leaf-wrapped masks , the centre front featuring a mount with a flaming oil-lamp with neo-classical lion-masks, rams-head and griffin motifs.

Some minor discolouration to some areas of the torch 'handles'. No damage , breaks or repairs , with nice aged patination and polished high-points.

H 18"
W 7"
D 5"
France c.1820
Ref: ML1610
Price: £800




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Pair C19th Regency period 'double' lustre candlesticks.
Pair C19th Regency period 'double' row lustre candlesticks .

Gilt-brass stylised dolphin supports on slate bases .

Minor losses to droppers .
H 12".
England c.1820
Ref: ML 134
Price: £800





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Late C19th / early C20th Edwardian period brass-framed 4-glass hall lantern.
Late C19th/early C20th Edwardian period brass-framed 4-glass hall lantern .

Practical scale hall lantern with integral fitting and ceiling mount . The scroll 'cage' frame supporting a 4 panel square lantern . Fitted with 4 bevelled edged clear glass panels , each with a well-engraved star motif to their centre.

Excellent condition , with no chips or damage to glass.

H (overall)28"
H(lantern body) 11"
W 8"
D 8"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £650





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Late C19th Venetian-style wrought-iron floor-standing lamp or lantern.
Late C19th Venetian-style wrought-iron floor standing lamp or lantern .

Skilfully-made wrought-iron standard lamp standing on scrolled tripod-form base .

The glazed lantern top with typical late C17th style decoration , having old wiring to the interior though perhaps conceived for candle use . The lantern glazed with period-style opaque yellowed 'sodium' glass panels.

Of typical Italian Venetian style design , with scroll-work and spiked decoration throughout, wrythen lower part of column and wrythen supports to sides of the lantern .

A useful addition in creating a mood in a period-style decorative scheme.

Old blackened paint finish with some corrosion to surface contributing to the period atmospheric ambiance.

H 73"
W 10"
D 10"
Italy , Venice c.1890
Ref: ML 167
Price: £550





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Rare set of 4 C18th George III period brass/'bell-metal' reeded column candle-sticks
Rare set of 4 C18th George III period brass/'bell-metal reeded column candle-sticks. Standing on square 'loaded'/ weighted bases with 'split-pearl' decoration . Tapering reeded-column architectural stems with concave-shaped knozzles tops. Elegant set of candle-sticks of good scale ,colour and number.
H 12"
Base 4.5"sq.
England c. 1770
Ref: ML163
Price: £550





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Late C19th Chinese porcelain celadon glaze lamp
Late C19th Chinese porcelain celadon glaze lamp. Subtle-coloured green celadon lamp with under-glaze incised decoration of chrysanthemum heads, leaf and foliate design in early C18th style. Stylised 'elephant-head' twin handles , raised on a pierce-carved hardwood base. Good quality brass fittings ,can be re-wired to clients specification .
H (body)18"
W 10".
China c. 1880
Ref: MLMC 1410
Price: £450





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Pair early C20th Venetian 'Blackamoor' figure candelabras
Pair early C20th carved wood 'Blackamoor' figure floor-standing 6-branch candelabras .Fully re-wired and excellent order . All wood ,no composition . Nice subtle period-style decoration and colouring . Opposing figures standing on loose faux-marble plinth bases . Stylish interior statement. H 80".Venice. Italy c.1930
Ref: MLBK 161
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Pair late C19th ormolu and cut-glass wall-lights /sconces
Pair late C19th ormolu and cut-glass wall-lights/sconces .Spectacular design, quality and scale with cut-glass "drip-pans" and lustre droppers. 6 branch lights previously gasoliers , been wired need re-wiring to contemporary specification.
H 24" x W 16".
England c.1890
Ref: MLB 943
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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 William IV period bronze and ormolu candlesticks
Pair of C19th William IV period bronze and ormolu candlesticks. Modelled as herons or cranes with coronets/crowns around their necks and their claw-feet perched upon rocky/shell encrusted naturalistic patinated bronze bases. Lacquered gilt-bronze bodies with cut-glass beads and prism lustres hung from foliate sconces .The leaf-cast candle-holders 'held' by the beaks of the birds .Weighted cast-iron insert bases. After a model widely- produced by Thomas Abbott of Birmingham, sometimes stamped in cast weight to base , though this pair unmarked. All complete , good colour. H 16" Base dia. 8".England c. 1835
Ref: MLBO 1311
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Late C19th bronze-framed hexagonal hall lantern .
Late C19th bronze-framed hexagonal hall lantern .

Good six-sided glass pane bronze-framed lantern of simple ,classic design . Patinated verdigris finish with a simple band of cast decoration to the top edge.

Central 3-light hanging bulb pendant supported by the S-frame 'cage' super-structure fitted with integral ceiling hook .The bottom edge of frame with compressed ball terminals.

A quality lantern of sophisticated of good scale and understated form .

Old wiring , can be re-wired to clients specification (inclusive of price ).

H(overall) 28"
H (glass frame) 15.5"
D 12"
W 12"
England c.1880
Ref: ML 1612
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Pair of C19th French Empire-style ormolu bronze and white marble candelabras
Pair C19th French Empire-style ormolu bronze and white marble candelabras. Four branch candle-holders on white turned marble columns unto tri-form bases with compressed lions paw feet. Floriate cast decoration, with flambeau wrapped centre scone.
H 20 " .
France c 1870.
Ref: MLSC139
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Large late C19th/early C20th Moorish-design silvered-brass hall lantern.
Large late C19th/early C20th Moorish-design silvered-brass hall lantern. Hexagonal form with facetted projecting corners , 'cushion' glazed panel sides and finial decorations . Fitted with a 3-light hanging pendant ,accessed through hinged side-panel door. Chased and pierced design to 'crown' top and finials. Good condition all around with no damage to glass panels , the metal having achieved a nice mellow patination . A bold decorative statement which has been re-wired, PAT-tested and is ready to hang. .H 34" x W 24". North Africa c .1900
Ref: MLBO1111
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Late C19th gilded brass and onyx standard lamp
Late C19th gilded brass and onyx standard lamp. High quality rococo style gilt brass standard lamp with telescopically adjustable-height column. Pale onyx marble centre platform/shelf with heavily-cast edge. 'Twist action' centre-block with tassel decoration for telescopic height adjustment. Tri-form base with pierced supports and all-over flamboyant rococo decoration. Adapted to electricity from oil , but with original reservoir/font stamped "Messengers Patent". Excellent condition with minor rubbing to gilding,nice 'soft' gold patina .Can be re-wired to clients specification .H (full)88" x H 62"(lowered) x Dia(of platform) 18". England c.1890
Ref: MLCA 146
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Late C19th French gilt-brass and facetted glass hanging light/lantern.
Late C19th French gilt-brass and facetted cut-glass hanging light/lantern. Of "Versailles" design ( similar to a model in the Marble Vestibule in the Palace of Versailles) in C18th Louis XVI style , good quality patinated cast-brass hall light. shaped and tapered cut-glass body light (one very minor almost imperceptible chip) with floral swag decoration. Decorative 'coronet' top with acanthus leaf scrolls and open-work base with decorative terminal. Can be re-wired to clients specification. H 22 " x Dia.(of body) 9". France c.1880
Ref: MLDQ 146
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Pair of late C19th Italian bronze, ormolu and opaline glass wall-lights.
Pair of late C19th Italian bronze, ormolu and opaline glass wall-lights.
Modelled as a pair of dark-patinated bronze 'blackamoor' hands with filigree ormolu "lace" cuffs holding a finely-chased ormolu branch with a blue and white opaline glass shades. The shades of tulip flower form . The hands of opposing design.

Striking combination of colours and materials.
The rear of the fitting with wall-hanging facility.

Unusual pair of stylish wall-lights in excellent original condition.

No damage to glass fittings.

H 12"
D 9"
W 7"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 166
This item has been sold



 
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