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Pair of early C19th Regency period scagliola columns.
Pair of early C19th Regency period scagliola columns.

Finely-made pair of faux siena marble sculpture stands/columns with simulated white statuary marble tops and rings to the base. Raised upon square wooden ebonised plinth bases.

The simulated siena marble columnar bodies of a particularly striking colour with a well-veined and striated finish . The capped simulated white marble tops with some minor wear and marks commensurate with age , use and purpose .

Scagliola being a decorative Italian technique (literally translates from the Italian scaglia meaning 'chips' ) whereby a composite stucco body is created and coloured using bonded plaster which can then be shaped , oiled and polished to simulate marble. The scagliola technique came into fashion in C17th Tuscany as an effective substitute for costly marble inlays.

Highly decorative pair of architecturally inspired column stands , for displaying classical objects or busts .

H 45"
W 10.5"
D 10.5"
Base 14"sq.
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £3,700





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Magnificent large-scale pair of mid C19th cast-iron shallow-bowl garden or terrace vases.
Magnificent large-scale pair of mid C19th cast-iron shallow-bowl garden or terrace vases. Of important scale and presented in their old flakey paint 'Country House' finish , impressive pair of shallow-bowl garden urns/vases. 'Egg and dart' cast rim edges with gadrooned bowls onto a decorative cast collar above a spreading fluted socle foot down to a square plinth base .
No damage or repairs.
Probably produced by Handyside Foundry, Brittania Iron Works ,Derby .
Dia. 30"
H 20"
Depth of bowl 9"
Base 13"sq
England c.1850
Ref: MLDI 159
Price: £2,450





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Set of 3 C19th Regency period 'Old Sheffield-Plate' meat-covers.
Set of 3 C19th Regency period 'Old Sheffield-Plate' meat covers. Large pair of covers + smaller size with meat-draining dish. All engraved with matching armorial device on inset silver panel,(large covers engraved on both sides), which appears to be a harnessed camel-head (symbolises docility, patience and perseverance in heraldry ) over a Baronets bar. All-over gadrooned ,ribbed and fluted decoration. Generally good original condition , some "bleeding" and minor tarnishing to the plate, and one or two minor dents. No visible makers mark .Detachable leaf- cast scroll handles. Great visual statement for display on a sideboard or serving table and use on the dining table. Pair of large covers W 20"x D 14"x H (inc. handle) 12".
Smaller cover W 16" x D 11" x H 9" .
Dish W 20" x D 15" x H 2 ".
England c.1820
Ref: MLB136
Price: £1,600





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Pair of early C20th ornamental cast-iron cannon
Pair of early C20th ornamental cast-iron cannon. Well-made pair of ring-barrelled cannon mounted upon decorative gun-carriages with spoke wheels. Working wheels and tilting elevation barrels. Decorative copies of C17th military field cannon. Old paint with some weathering. Length of barrels 40 " x W (axles)14" . Overall length 65 " . England c. 1920.
Ref: MLFB 146
Price: £1,250





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C19th red and gilt-decorated papier-mache tray by Jennens & Bettridge.
C19th red and gilt-decorated papier-mache tray by Jennens & Betteridge.

Vibrant red paper-mache 'cartouche'-shaped tray with double-stepped edge, decorated with gilded exotic moths and butterflies amongst floral sprigs. Bears the crowned stamp to the reverse of "Jennens & Bettridge".

The firm of Jennens & Bettridge were highly regarded for producing quality papier-mache wares. They acquired the workshops of Henry Clay , Japanner to George III and the Prince of Wales in 1816. From their original premises in Birmingham , they opened a London branch at 3, Halkin St., Belgravia in 1837.

Excellent strong colour ,the gilded decoration in perfect condition.
Good clear impression backstamp.

Fitted with a bespoke C19th hanging wire/frame for wall display , which can be easily removed if desired without causing damage to the tray.

H 21"
W 27"
D 2"
England c.1840
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £1,100





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Early C19th Regency period papier-mâché tray with gilt 'Chinoiserie' decoration.
Early C19th Regency period papier-mâché tray with gilt 'Chinoiserie' decoration . Of canted-corner /'lozenge'-shape form , good-scale tray with exotic Chinese-type gilt decoration with figures, chrysanthemums and foliage ,to the raised borders and edges. Minor chips to edges , some crazing to the surface and rubbing to gilt commensurate with age and use. Very decorative tray of useful size , which could be used on a base as a coffee/occasional table .From its scale and quality probably manufactured by the renowned firm 'Clay of King St. ,Covent Garden ,London' , but unmarked.
W 32"
D 22"
H 2"
England c.1815
Ref: MLPL 1406
Price: £900





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Late C19th brass-bound oak semi-circular umbrella/stick-stand of 'coopered' construction.
Late C19th brass-bound oak semi-circular umbrella/stick-stand of 'coopered' construction. Well-designed flat-backed umbrella stand with 3 brass bands over a slatted oak body . Weighted heavily-moulded base for stability and balance, with integral handle to the back. The interior fitted with a lift-out blacked-tin or zinc liner with hinged loop handles.

Excellent original condition with marks and wear to base and liner commensurate with age , use and purpose.

The timber having achieved a good rich patina and colour , has been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

Ready to use . Useful addition to a hall, boot-room or vestibule.

H (back) 33"
W (base) 14"
England c. 1880
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £800





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Late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir marble micro-mosaic inlaid paper-weight "The Doves of Pliny".
Late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir marble micro-mosaic inlaid paper-weight "The Doves of Pliny".

Cartouche shaped black marble ,or Belgo Nero , paperweight with intricate micro-mosaic coloured glass inlay . The design of the doves , known as the 'Capitoline Doves' or 'Doves of Pliny', comes from a Roman floor mosaic discovered in 1737 at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli , which in turn is believed to be a copy of a lost Ancient Greek mosaic at Pegamon . The original is described by Pliny the Elder in his Natural History , completed in 77 AD.

The term 'micro-mosaic' is used to describe mosaics made of the smallest pieces of glass. Glass micro-mosaic technique developed in the C18th in the Vatican workshops , and later flourished as an industry in Rome making pieces such as this as expensive tourist momentoes.

Minor losses to a small area of one dove , but overall good original condition . Minor chip to edge of 'waisted' black marble body .

Good strong original colours.

H 4"
W 6"
D 0.75"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 1610
Price: £800





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C19th brass-bound oak fire-side log or peat bucket.
C19th brass-bound oak fire-side log or peat bucket.

Smart coopered triple brass-ringed oak bucket of good proportions fitted with brass lion-mask ring handles . Tightly-staved oak construction with a 'chip-carved' serrated top-edge. Good heavy-gauge brass bindings with aged patination and screwed positioning . The brass lion-masks portraying a regal imperious expression with well-cast detail and patina, fitted with decorative rings.

Excellent piece of fire-side furniture in good original condition . The wood-work having been cleaned and waxed , whilst the metal-work remains untouched, and retains its aged colour and patina.
Possibly of Irish origin.

H 16"
D 16"
W 16"
England or Ireland c. 1870
Ref: ML 1611
Price: £750





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Mid C19th Victorian period circular mahogany stick / umbrella stand.
Mid C19th Victorian period cirular mahogany stick / umbrella stand.

Smart circular mahogany hall-stand for umbrellas and sticks , with original fitted brass 'drip-tray' base. Open-sided 4 columnar turned mahogany supports with a turned circular ring top . The ring-turned base fitted with ball feet . The base of heavily-turned construction to achieve good stability.

In excellent original condition with no breaks,repairs or damage . The quality mahogany of good rich colour and patina.

Stylish addition to a hall-way or porch.

H 27"
W 12"(top)
D 12"
W(base) 14"
Brass tray base 9" dia.
England c.1860
Ref: ML 1612
Price: £700





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Late C19th/early C20th 'cold-painted' cast bronze and brass fox-head ink-well.
Late C19th/early C20th 'cold-painted' cast bronze and brass fox-head ink-well. Great desk-top accessory for the field-sports aficionado , a well-modelled and naturalistically-painted bronze fox-head lidded ink-well ,fitted with original glass liner. The base decorated with a riding crop , whip and stirrup . The edge of the base cast with an oak-leaf /acorn design.
In good original 'Country House' condition , minor wear to painted decoration.
Provenance: formerly the property of a Gloucestershire Master of Foxhounds.
H 5"
W 6"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1510
Price: £700





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Late C18th/early C19th George III period cast-iron strong-box.
Late C18th/early C19th George III period cast-iron strong-box.

Rare surviving example of a cast-iron strong-box from the late Georgian period with 2 original keys (one as spare) in good operating condition .
Fitted with a 3-lever/bolt action lock and fitted with an original brass knob to the lid .

Designed to store valuables and documents ,in order to protect from theft and fire .

Decorated to all 4 sides and lid with "beaded" panels and star-type corner motifs . Single-piece heavy-gauge lid with twin hinges, and centrally-positioned key escutcheon

The inside being plain and finished in its original 'red-wash'/ pink-painted finish . The base with stepped plinth .

Very heavy and well-constructed strong-box in excellent condition with original steel-grey finish .
Lacks brass hasp / lock cover.

Probably made by Coalbrookdale but not marked.

H 17"
W 18"
D 18"
England c.1810
Ref: ML 168
Price: £650





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Early C19th Regency period brass-inlaid rosewood desk-top correspondence tray/book-carrier
Early C19th Regency period brass-inlaid rosewood desk-top correspondence tray or book-carrier. Well-figured rosewood tray/desk tidy, with brass string inlay to centre panel and gallery edge together with central motif. Finely-turned carrying handles and original baize to base. A great period desk-top accessory. Excellent condition and colour
W 14"
D 10"
H (of sides)2".
England c.1815
Ref: MLTH 145
Price: £650





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C19th brass-bound oak Naval fire-bucket.
C19th brass-bound oak Naval fire-bucket. Interesting coopered oak fire-bucket with rope handle and Royal Coat-of-Arms armorial cypher transfer to the front. Good quality wide brass bands with copper rivets .The coopered oak staves of a dark stained patina, and the twisted hemp rope handle attached by heavy-weight cast fittings with knotted ends. Probably originally conceived to hold sand, now fitted with a removable painted tin liner.
Decorative bucket , could be used for a myriad of purposes.
H 12"
Dia. 12"
England c.1860
Ref: ML1512
Price: £475





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Pair of late C19th French miniature enamel tazzas on ormolu bases.
Pair of late C19th French miniature enamel tazzas on ormolu bases.

Smart pair of vivid 'blue-de-roi' enamel dished tazzas with gilded fleur-de-lys decoration mounted upon cast gilt ormolu bronze tripod bases. The finely-cast bases with hoof feet and chased decoration . Both bear engraved reference numbers from the unknown maker.

Quality pair of miniature 'objets de virtu' , produced in an arresting colour combination.

A minor nick to enamel on edge of one tazza , barely visible to the naked eye.

Dia. 4"
H 3"
France c.1875
Ref: ML164
Price: £475





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Late C19th/early C20th Italian tooled vellum waste-paper bin.
Late C19th/early C20th Italian tooled vellum waste-paper bin .

Smart gilt-tooled book-binding calf's-skin leather square bin raised upon cast gilt-brass lion's paw feet on a wooden base.

The spine of the book with the inscription "Museo Borbonico Vol.15 ,Napoli 1856" , which is the building created by Charles of Bourbon as cavalry barracks in Naples , now housing the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Fine gilt tooled detail with vitruvian scroll and decorative lines to the borders.


The interior beautifully lined with colourful marbled paper .

In excellent condition, great decorative 'Grand Tour' theme related accessory for an office , library or study .

H 12.5"
W 9"
D 9"
Italy c.1900
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £475





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Early C20th leather-cased set of gambling/poker chips.
Early C20th leather-cased set of gambling/poker chips. High quality silk-lined red Morocco leather case with brass stud opening, containing large quantity of variously-sized 'mother o'pearl' style gambling chips of assorted shapes and colours. Compartment for playing cards. The ultimate portable poker accessory for the gambling man .Probably retailed/commissioned by a top London store such as Harrods or Asprey , though unlabelled.
Case 12" x 6" x 2".
England c.1920
Ref: MLBO126
Price: £375





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Set of 4 late C19th French ormolu bronze acanthus-leaf curtain tie-backs.
Set of 4 late C19th French ormolu bronze acanthus-leaf curtain tie-backs. Smart set of cast-bronze tie-backs with a bright ormolu finish . Well-cast classical acanthus leaf with crisp definition . Have integrally-cast fittings to rear , but we do not have the corresponding wall-fittings so would need to have a wall-mount adapted .

Quality set of 4 in excellent condition, stylish additions for an opulent interior.
L 9"
W 2"
D 3"
France c.1890
Ref: ML 164
Price: £220





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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
This item has been sold





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C19th brass-bound mahogany umbrella/stick-stand of semi-circular form.
C19th brass-bound mahogany umbrella/stick-stand of semi-circular form . Good quality mahogany flat-back ribbed-form section stand. Deep-moulded weighted base for stability, integral open shaped carrying handle to top of rear. Bound with quality brass bands which provide a striking contrast to the rich mahogany body. Fitted with a loose /removable 'jappaned' tin liner with folding carrying loops. Excellent rich colour and patina. Waxed and cleaned ready to use. Minor old knocks and bruising commensurate with age ,use and purpose.
A useful and smart piece of furniture to grace a hall-way or boot-room.
(Note: Identical model sold Bonhams ,New Bond St., London 03/06/2015 Lot 246 £3000)
H 33"
W 13"
D 8"
England c.1870
Ref: Ml 156
This item has been sold



 
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