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ORIENTAL WORKS OF ART AND FURNITURE
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood 'kang' table of practical proportions.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood 'kang' table of practical proportions.

Useful scale square carved 'huali' hardwood free-standing centre table of low height . Well-figured rich coloured timber with a dark patination. The 2-piece 'floating' panel top with cleated edges , with minor shrinkage gap to centre and historic marks and stains commensurate with age, use and construction.

The shaped friezes each carved with 'key' pattern and archaic-type vessels and vases , the plain square section legs with carved corner brackets.

Decorative Chinese table to provide a coffee/magazine table option for a period room setting.

H 19"
W 30"
D 30"
China c.1900
Ref: ML 1706
Price: £650





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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty 'mother o'pearl' inlaid hardwood tray .
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty 'mother 'o pearl' inlaid hardwood tray. Good quality 'hongmu' moulded-edge panelled tray with finely engraved and inlaid nacre-shell decoration. Excellent colour and condition with no losses . Inlaid with foliate and roundel decoration with symbolic auspicious/lucky bats in the corners and 'key-pattern' to the centre.
W 21 "
D 14 ".
China c.1890
Ref: MLJC 146
Price: £550





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Early C20th Chinese carved hardwood frame oval mirror.
Early C20th Chinese carved hardwood frame oval mirror. Crisply-carved and detailed hardwood surround with cresting rail depicting typical Chinese figural landscape scene. Good clean mirror plate, the top of frame fitted with decorative gilt-brass hanging brackets.
W 52"
H 26"(overall).
China c.1920
Ref: TF 146
Price: £550





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Pair of late C19th/early C20th Japanese Meiji period Kutani porcelain dishes or chargers .
Pair of late C19th/early C20th Japanese Meiji period Kutani porcelain dishes or chargers.

Smart pair of Japanese porcelain dished chargers decorated in typical Kutani colour-way palette with gilded highlights . Each dish featuring a central asymmetric panel with birds in a landscape against an off-white or cream background with brightly coloured chrysanthemum and flower decoration. Each dish decorated with birds , one with doves in a tree , whilst the other has quail or partridge in landscape. The edges of the dishes beautifully and colourfully decorated in 'burnt orange' with geometric 'mons' style patterns with gilded highlights.

The reverses with a shallow foot-rim and each with calligraphic Japanese marks , stating the Kutani provenance .

In excellent undamaged and unrestored condition.

Both retain old hanging wires which have not damaged the rims and could easily be removed if desired.

H 14"
W 14"
D 2.5"
Japan c.1890
Ref: ML 1706
Price: £475





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Pair of large late C19th Chinese carved soap-stone book-ends of superior quality and depth.
Pair of large late C19th Chinese carved soap-stone book-ends of superior quality and depth.

Pale of pale green jade-coloured soap-stone block bookends with all-over intricately carved decoration. Deeply carved with flower, Phoenix or Ho-hi bird and monkey motif decoration .

Of heavy form ,with flat slab backs .

One piece with chips to rear , no losses or breaks to carving .

H 8"
W 6.5"
D 3"
China c. 1890
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £450





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Pair of early C19th Chinese Export lacquer wine-bottle coasters.
Pair of early C19th Chinese Export lacquer wine-bottle coasters.

Rare form of Chinese lacquer-work dining room wine-bottle coasters made in China for the European export market . The English equivalent of the period having been made usually in papier-mâché to imitate exotic fashionable Eastern lacquer-ware.

Decorated with hand-painted vignettes of fantasy Oriental scenes interspersed with painted and gilded decoration.

In good original condition, with minor rubbing and minor cracks to the lacquer.

H 2"
D 5.5"
W 5.5"
China c.1825
Ref: ML 1704
Price: £450





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Late C19th /early C20th Chinese hardwood side-chair with open fret-work back and ivory and box-wood inlaid panel.
Late C19th/early C20th Chinese hardwood side-chair with open fret-work back and ivory and box-wood inlaid panel . Good quality side-chair with inset inlaid and carved panel back decorated with figures ,pavilions, birds and trees .The front rail with auspicious bat motifs. Drop-on seat with recent Chinoiserie-style fabric upholstery.
H (back)40"
H (seat)18"
D 18"
W 18"
China c.1900
Ref: MLCAC152
Price: £375





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Late C19th /Early C20th Indian carved teak occasional table
Late C19th/Early C20th Indian carved teak occasional table . Well-carved heavy quality circular table raised on 3 'elephant-trunk' supports with bone tusks and eyes . The top carved with a central Buddhist Bodhisattva figure , surrounded by bands of concentric leaf and flower-head carving. The elephant supports with caparisoned carved heads , and curled trunks wrapped around flasks onto peg feet. Good clean, original condition.
Dia. 18 "
H 19 "
India c.1990
Ref: MLCA 1410
Price: £375





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Large pair of mid C19th Chinese Cantonese polychrome-decorated porcelain Temple jars.
Large pair of mid C19th Chinese Cantonese polychrome-decorated porcelain Temple jars. Impressive scale pair of Chinese lidded jars decorated in the 'famille rose' colour palette. Decorated with vibrantly coloured alternating reserve panels featuring figural subjects and equestrian processions set in landscape ,court and pavilion settings , together with elaborate floral, butterfly and insect panels.
A large pair of swollen-bodied and lidded 'Temple' vases of arresting visual impact and immense decorative quality.
Fitted with knopped dome lids . The bodies and lids fitted with original decorative, patinated brass hinged fittings ,lock hasps and neck rings.

One vase with extensive repaired historic damage , and although no visible staples or rivets ,the repairs appear to have been undertaken some 100 years ago. The damaged vase is in a stable , strong, true-to-shape state-of-repair.

Excellent pair of 'Country-house condition' period Chinese vases of real presence and scale.
H 26"
W 16"
China c.1840
Ref: ML1511
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Late C19th Indian ivory-inlaid rectangular centre-table on folding base.
Late C19th Indian ivory-inlaid rectangular centre-table on folding base. Highly decorative large size centre/coffee table of superior quality and scale . Intricately ivory-inlaid 'shisham' (Indian rosewood)top and hinged and folding frame base . The Moorish-style arcaded base fitted with brass hinges and wooden swivel brackets to secure the top.
Although Turkish in inspiration, these types of tables were made in several parts of late C19th British India. Produced principally in response to the growing fashion in Europe for Middle Eastern and Islamic furnishings and decorative accessories.
Tables of this kind were produced in Hoshiapur,a town in the Punjab known for it's workmanship in ivory inlay. Exported to Europe, they were sold by retailers such as 'Liberty & Co.' ,London, who featured similar octagonal examples in a catalogue of 1896.
Though collapsible for ease of movement and transportation, when the top is located upon its fixings , the table becomes a stable and rigid platform.

In excellent original condition , with no losses or repairs.
H 22"
W 44"
D 22"
India c. 1890
Ref: ML 159
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C19th Chinese Qing dynasty carved 'hongmu' marble-topped centre table.
C19th Chinese Qing dynasty carved 'hongmu' marble-topped centre table . Superior quality carved hardwood free-standing centre table with inset figured rose-pink marble top .

Well-carved scrolling foliage and flower-head detail to the aprons with carved open fret-work friezes. Raised upon shaped square-section supports terminating in dragon's claw-form feet .

The well-figured marble top set into over-hanging rectangular frame with pierced detail below.

In excellent original condition , good rich consistent colour and patination. No breaks , cracks ,damage or repairs to the marble top.

(For an almost identical example see Christies, London 11/05/2016 Sale no. 12289 Lot no.361 £3750)

H 33"
W 39"
D 22"
China c.1860
Ref: ML169
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Early C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vase and cover of huge scale
Early C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vase and cover of huge scale. Stunning large ovoid jar with gilt 'shishi' dog with ball surmount on cover. Decorated in Imari palette with 'ink' blue and 'iron' red colours and produced in Arita ,Japan during the Edo period. All-over decoration of floral and bamboo panels with exotic/phoenix birds and Foe dogs or kylins in cartouches around the neck of the vase. Contemporary lid but possibly associated. Vases such as this became a furnishing staple of fine English period country-houses where their huge decorative appeal and exotic design contrasted with the restraint of English Georgian mahogany and walnut period furniture, and they were often used to decorate the interiors of unused fire-places in summer months. A stunning decorative statement. Perfect, unrestored condition.
H 36"
W 18".
Japan c. 1800
Ref: MLMA 146
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty heavily carved hardwood/'hongmu' barrel stand or garden seat.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty heavily carved hardwood/'hongmu' barrel stand or garden seat. Finely carved open-sided 'barrel'type table, with prunus, bird and flower-head decoration. Shaped cross-over x-framed carved sides with carved chrysanthemum head 'boss' centre. Carved flower-head border top and edge, the whole raised on miniature ogee-section feet. Great mellow/faded colour top , all in excellent original condition. H 20" x Dia. 14". China c.1890.
Ref: MLO 145
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood altar/serving or centre table.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood altar/serving or centre table . Useful scale hardwood/rosewood table of free-standing form . Panelled top of superb colour and patina , raised on square section legs with stylised block feet . The open-framed frieze with "stepped" stretchers and carved floriate motif tablets to all sides.
A style of table conceived on which to display valuable antiques or artefacts upon , or flowers as blessings and votives to esteemed ancestors in the Chinese culture.

The proportions ideal as a console or hall table.

A practical and decorative table of uncomplicated design,in outstanding original condition ,with a consistent rich patina.
H 36"
W 48"
D 20"
China c.1890
Ref: MLCA 159
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Pair of late C19th Chinese carved hardwood/ 'hongmu' inset marble-top jardinière or urn stands.
Pair of late C19th Chinese carved hardwood /'hongmu' inset marble-top jardinière or urn stands. Pair of heavy quality tables of most unusual design and form , constructed with detachable 'pegged' top sections . Good carved detail with peony flowerheads, vine and leaf decoration on four-splay bases with carved and pierced lower tier. Fitted with inset variegated rouge marble octagonal tops , with carved edges. Good original condition and colour, with no breaks or losses. Great for use as a pair of lamp or vase tables .Tops W 16" x H 32" . China c.1890
Ref: MLC 143
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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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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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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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Late C17th/ early C18th Japanese Edo period Imari pattern porcelain vase.
Late C17th / early C18th Japanese Edo period Imari pattern porcelain vase.

Fine Edo period porcelain vase circa 1700 , painted with all-round decoration featuring exotic birds and phoenixes , pines trees , butterflies, landscapes and chrysanthemum flowers. The 'shoulders' decorated with blue and white trailing foliate detail and shaped cartouches or reserves with vases of flowers. Featuring the distinctive bold colour palette of the period ,with strong iron-red , gold, cobalt and inky blue painting .

Exotic porcelain vases such as this , from the distant Orient , were highly fashionable and expensive imports during this period , and can be seen in some of the grandest and most important houses and museums of Europe. As now even , their striking colours , glamour and exoticism must have caused a sensation upon arrival . Often placed within fireplace hearths during the summer months to provide colour and decoration whilst fires were not being set .

Excellent condition, with minor rubbing . No breaks , cracks or repairs .

H 17"
W 13"
D 13"
Japan c.1700

Ref: ML 1705
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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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