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ORIENTAL WORKS OF ART AND FURNITURE
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Early C20th Chinese lacquer low 'coffee' table with decorative carved soap-stone top
Early C20th Chinese lacquer low 'coffee' table with decorative carved soap-stone top. Black and gold C18th design Chinese coffee or magazine table ,featuring colourful courtesan-style figures with a Tori (or Chinese gate)in a landscape, the inset panel top with carved soapstone and bone decoration. Raised on square-section shaped legs with gilded decoration to frame , the top with inset glass panel (replaced and in safety glass).Great decorative table to complement a period room setting , whilst a highly useful ,functional and stylish piece of furniture . Some minor chips to lacquer and wear commensurate with age and use, but overall a great decorative statement. The panel top in perfect condition with no losses. L 46" x D 18 " x H 18 ". China c. 1910.
Ref: MLJQ 142
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Early C20th 'Damascus' or Syrian 'mother- o'pearl '(nacre shell)and bone-inlaid side table or tabouret.
Early C20th 'Damascus' or Syrian 'mother-o' pearl' (nacre shell) and bone-inlaid side table or tabouret. Traditional design table of octagonal form with recessed panel top , constructed of hardwood and covered in geometric shell inlay. Minor losses to shell .Exotic addition to any interior and useful size. H 18 " Dia.13 ".Syria c 1920
Ref: MLLM 1311
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C19th carved teak Indian or Burmese oval elephant- support table
C19th carved teak or padouk ,Indian or Burmese oval elephant-support centre table . Heavily and intricately carved top with mythical beasts, birds and foliate design . Standing on 4 caparison decorated carved elephant-head supports with ivory/bone tusks onto scrolled feet. Great rich colour , stunning quality deep carving and dense timber. Excellent condition . Top 36" x 22" H 25". India c 1870.
Ref: MLCA 139
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Pair C19th Chinese gilded-brass mounted crackle-glaze vases
Pair C19th Chinese gilded-brass mounted crackle-glaze vases. Lion-masks, lidded mounts and wreath-cast stands in French Louis XVI taste on C17th style Chinese off-white body vases. H 11" x Dia 6". China c. 1880
Ref: MLB6
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Late C19th Chinese carved hardwood 'kang' or opium table
Late C19th Chinese carved hardwood 'kang' or opium table . Great colour,size and condition. Carved all around , with panel top . Fantastic stylish coffee table . H 14" D 17" W 43"
Ref: ML 965
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Late C19th Anglo-Indian brass-inlaid rosewood tray.
Late C19th Anglo-Indian brass-inlaid rosewood tray. Stunning quality twin-handled rosewood tray with carved dished edge and finest quality brass inlay decoration. Carved carrying-handles with brass-inlaid flower-head motif. The quality of the brass-work is comparable to,and of equal quality to the finest work of English Regency-period craftsmanship or French 'boulle-work'.Very minor losses to stringing .W(inc. handles) 27" x D 15" x H 2". India c. 1880
Ref: MLDW 147
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Large scale late C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardinière stand.
Large scale late C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardinière stand. Of superior size and quality with rouge/pink variegated marble inset shaped top with carved vine surround and bead decorated edge. Heavily carved foliate and berry design with pierced under-tier and shaped top .Standing on well-carved shaped quadruple supports with stylised claw feet.Excellent grade of timber and rich colour ,in perfect condition. H 36" x Dia.16 " . China c.1890
Ref: MLC 145
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood-framed dinner gong.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood-framed dinner gong. Shaped carved 'hongmu' stand with all-over prunus blossom decoration. Good rich colour in perfect original condition. The circular brass gong with beaten decoration , which has a good deep resonance when struck. Complete with the original parchment/leather-covered hammer.
H 33"
W 21"
Gong Dia. 13"
China c.1890
Ref: MLMC 151
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Late C19th large-scale Chinese carved hardwood stand.
Late C19th large-scale Chinese carved hardwood stand . Superior size, condition and colour . Nice pink/rouge marble top .Immaculate and best quality , very dense timber and crisp carving . H 36" Top Dia 15"
Ref: ML971
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C19th Indian ivory-inlaid 'Shisham' (Indian rosewood) octagonal occasional table.
C19th Indian ivory-inlaid 'Shisham' (Indian rosewood) octagonal occasional table. On arcaded and panelled folding hinged base, with ebony and ivory chevron edge to top. Fine ivory foliate and geometric inlaid designs and ebony chequering .Cleaned and waxed. Some old minor re-placements to inlay , but no losses. Practical size W 24" x H 24". Probably made in Hoshiarpur in the Punjab, North India. c 1890.
Ref: MLMC137
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Late C19th large-scale Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardinière stand.
Late C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardiniere stand. Good large-scale hongmu stand with intricately-carved entwined 'simulated bamboo' design , the circular top with rouge/pink inset marble. Bamboo being highly symbolic in Chinese culture, representing strength ,simplicity and longevity .Cross-stretcher base connecting quadruple shaped supports, completely carved in finely detailed 'bamboo' decoration .Excellent quality and condition. H 35.5" x Dia. 15". China c. 1890
Ref: MLC 145
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C19th late Qing Dynasty period Chinese carved hardwood 'opium' or 'kang' table.
C19th late Qing Dynasty period Chinese carved hardwood 'opium' or 'kang' table. Scroll-ends with inverted leg design and 'floating' panel inset top ,together with fruiting-vine open carved friezes .The panelled ends with carved vine decoration . The origins of the design relating to the raised platform ,or 'kang' used in the ancient traditional Chinese home for sleeping or relaxing, upon which tables of this type were used. Good colour , and in excellent condition, cleaned and waxed . Useful low height coffee or drinks table.
W 36"
D 18"
H 13".
China c.1900
Ref: MLBO 146
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood 'kang' or opium table
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood 'kang'or opium table. Useful low-height heavy quality 'hongmu' table of good rich colour . Inset 'floating' panel top , well-carved simulated bamboo design to edges and shaped legs , with intricately-carved intertwined "bamboo" friezes. Bamboo being an auspicious symbol of virtue in Chinese culture , admired for its strength and resilience. Minor shrinkage crack to top .Cleaned and waxed.
H 12 "
W 31 "
D 17 ".
China c. 1890
Ref: MLCAC 1411
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood armchair
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood armchair . Heavy-quality Chinese throne-type armchair with panelled seat and intricately carved splat. Shaped top-rail ,together with geometrically shaped arms with stylised carved cloud decoration . The carved splat featuring an auspicious bat motif, the symbol of good fortune or happiness, and carved vase and scroll decoration . Square-section legs terminating with scroll-carved feet , united by stretchers. Rich colour 'hongmu' timber in excellent original condition and stable , robust construction.
H(back)39" x W 25".
China c.1890
Ref: MLH 1412
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood scroll-ended 'kang'/'opium' table
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood scroll-ended 'kang'/'opium' table. Useful height low reception/coffee table of inverted carved scroll-end design . Inset 'floating' panel top , with fruiting-vine carved friezes and open ends. Constructed from heavy quality 'hongmu' timber, which has gained a nice mellow, faded patina to the top.
H 13" x W 36" x D 17"
China c. 1890
Ref: MLH 1412
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Late C19th quartetto of Chinese hardwood tables
Late C19th quartetto of Chinese hardwood tables . Good rich colour and excellent condition, nest of 4 tables .Largest table H 26" W 19" D 14"
Ref: ML 967
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Early C19th/Late C18th Asian gilt-bronze Deity figure.
Early C19th/Late C18th gilt-bronze Deity figure. Raised on a stepped patinated base with well-cast detail and serene expression. Fitted with iron ring fixture to rear .Some minor losses and wear to gilding consistent with age .Probably Thai or Burmese. H 20" . Asia c 1800
Ref: MLBO 1310
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Late C19th Chinese ivory and box-wood inlaid padouk table
Late C19th Chinese ivory and box-wood inlaid padouk table. Finely inlaid shaped table top depicting a centre panel of Chinese figures engaged in crop cultivation and water-carrying in a landscape with trees and a pavilion. The outer borders inlaid with flowers, horses, figures and trailing foliage. No losses to inlay , but has a shrinkage crack to centre panel . The frieze edge of the top is also finely inlaid with relief carved figures/acrobats ,trees, pavilions and landscape motifs in alternating box-wood and ivory .Raised on a triform dragon carved and pierced base onto scroll feet.

Great quality inlay and a useful and exotic side/lamp table .
H 27"
Dia 22".
China c.1880
Ref: MLF 1311
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C19th Anglo- Indian ebonised octagonal table with ivory-inlaid top.
C19th Anglo-Indian ebonised octagonal table with ivory- inlaid top. Well-carved ebonised teak example, the shaped top with fruiting vines to border and fine floriate-style ivory inlay to centre (minor losses). Folding and hinged octagonal base with pierced and carved vine-leaf design panels and well-carved uprights. Punjab or Kashmir regions of Northern India .
H. 25"
Dia.25" .
India c.1890.
Ref: MLBO141
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Pair of early C20th Indian carved coromandel elephants.
Pair of early C20th carved coromandel elephants . Smart pair of walking elephants carved in solid coromandel , displaying a striking grain. Bone tusks, toe-nails and eyes.The 'squared' carving of the ears and use of coromandel and general 'feel' ,suggest a strong Art Deco influence and the pair would complement such a scheme. An opposing pair with contrasting gait, opposing trunks and tails. Nice size and in excellent condition. H 10" x W 10" x D 6". India c. 1920
Ref: MLMJ 147
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