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Interesting pair of mid C19th ebonised frame stools with needlework covers, in the C17th Indo-Portuguese Colonial style.
Interesting pair of mid C19th ebonised frame stools with needlework covers, in C17th Indo-Portuguese Colonial style.

Highly decorative pair of ebonised base stools with stylised cabriole legs with faceted sides ,terminating in well-carved lion's paw claw feet , joined by turned cross stretchers with a central roundel .

The tops and deep frieze sides upholstered and covered with original decorative geometric design needlework covers with deep-frilled braid edge details .

Excellent condition throughout.

Some minor wear to ebonised feet , which could be refinished if desired.

Useful pair of stools to add a feel of period Colonial style and exoticism to an interior scheme

H 17.5"
W 14"
D 14"
European Continental, possibly Iberian.
c.1870
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £900





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Large late C19th bronzed metal bust of "Paris" after Antonio Canova.
Large late C19th bronzed metal bust of "Paris" after Antonio Canova .

Highly decorative large-scale bronzed bust after the marble original by the Neoclassical Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822) c.1812.

The technique employed in this bust study is of a type used by the esteemed English company of Elkington & Co., though unmarked by this manufacturer . The bronze patinated body is a skin , or layer , of moulded copper laid over a composition core , resulting in magnificently detailed finish which copies a finely-cast and vastly more costly bronze casting .

The enormously popular Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova frequently made replicas or variants of his major works to satisfy the demand for his art . This particular study is a true-to-scale copy of the marble original , one version of which is in the collection Chicago Institute of Art.

The sculpture depicts the moment in Greek Mythology when the shepherd Paris, ,called by Zeus to judge who was the most beautiful among Hera ,Athena and Aphrodite, turns to gaze at the three goddesses.

Canova exploited the subject to create an ideal head , balancing the geometry of pure forms with the sensuousness of Paris's expression.

Mounted upon an integral circular socle base . The reverse of the bust complete with the sculptor's inscription "Ant .Canova F A 1812" .

Excellent rich 'chocolate' patina throughout. Superb representation of the detail of the marble original .

A beautiful study and copy of the work of the Neoclassical master sculptor.

H 26"
W 16"
D 12"
England or France c.1900
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £2,650





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Early C20th French wrought iron and bronzed tole-mounted marble top console table.
Early C20th French wrought iron and bronzed tole-mounted marble top console table.

Highly decorative serpentine outline scroll-work wrought iron table with gilded bronzed tole-ware mounted decoration. The aged deep sea-green painted or verdigris effect frame with shaped bronzed metal armorial shield device design to the centre. The lower stretcher base with a stylised coronet design to the centre.

The open-work shaped cabriole design corners with bronzed tole acanthus leaf mounts , together with cut-metal bronzed leaf appliqués throughout.

The figured creamy-white marble top of serpentine outline with a moulded edge.

In excellent original condition with minor damage / losses to some applied leaf decoration on one end .

Heavy-gauge iron base of substantial weight and proportions.

Stylish addition to a hall-way , orangery or drawing-room .

H 34.5"
W 42"
D 17"
France c.1920
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £1,400





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Mid C18th George II period mahogany fold-over tea or side table of diminutive proportions.
Mid C18th George II period mahogany fold-over tea or side table of diminutive proportions.

Simple , uncomplicated design mid C18th mahogany table of outstanding colour and patina. Raised on square section legs with simple moulded corner detail and gently chamfered inside rear detail . The hinged fold-over top with single leg rear gate action support. The deep front frieze with undulating shaped detail .

The top with some marks and rings commensurate with age and use .

Evidence of minor extinct woodworm to rear gate section .

Useful small scale mid-Georgian side table of elegant proportions.

H 28"
W 27"
D 14"
England c.1750
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £475





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Early C20th 'golden' oak refectory or kitchen dining table in the the manner of the Cotswold School .
Early C20th 'golden' oak refectory or kitchen dining table in the manner of the Cotswold School.

Beautiful craftsman made solid oak 4-plank top , cleated-end table on square section legs with stretchers all around . Good attention to detail with pegged construction and carved features. The friezes with shallow chamfered edges and gently-arched central features , the inside of the lower legs with a carved medieval inspired motif .

Excellent condition, with a pleasing golden hue . One side slightly lighter from exposure to direct sun-light .

The top easily unscrews and detaches from the base frame for ease of movement and transport.

A quality-built solid and heavy oak table representing fantastic value.

H 30.5"
W 35.5"
D 86"
England c.1920
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £950





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Rare early C19th George IV period carved rosewood jardiniere stand.
Rare early C19th George IV period carved rosewood jardiniere stand.

Unusual circular-topped pedestal jardiniere stand with a solid rosewood column of almost organic form . The open top with a 'lappet' carved edge surround aperture to house a plant or jardiniere.

The top of the column modelled as a lotus flower with carved bosses around the collar.

The spreading ribbed column onto a circular foot raised upon 4 carved scroll feet.

Excellent original colour and condition with a rich patina. The top basin with a drainage hole . Some minor distortion the the underside probably caused by damp from inclusion of the potted plant .

Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

H
W
D
England c.1830
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £1,350





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C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure, after the antique, of the drunken faun .
C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure , after the antique, of the drunken faun .

Well-cast bronze reduction of desk-top scale , depicting the study of the drunken satyr or faun excavated at Pompeii from the site of the House of the Patrician or Centenary. Discovered by the pool in the Peristyle or open colonnade at the site ,and mounted upon a stepped block of pale limestone or tufa . The original sculpture now housed in the 'Museo Archeologico Nazionale ' , Naples, Italy .

The drunken faun is shown in a staggering pose , a look of intense intoxicated concentration on his face as the attempts to fill a cup ( deficient as in the original) from a wine-skin bladder slung over his shoulder. A nice scaled-down copy with a deep 'faux excavation' verdigris patination , and also mounted upon a stepped block of aged white limestone as the original.

Shown completely naked , the well-modelled and balanced figure , conveys the acute movement and motion of the drunken faun , his muscular body and torso complete with a faun's tail .

Probably Neapolitan, by the likes of the Sommer or Chiurazzi foundries .

H 10"
W 8"
D 4"
Italy c.1880
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £700





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Early C19th George IV period mahogany 'dwarf' glazed bookcase.
Early C19th George IV period mahogany 'dwarf' glazed bookcase.

Neatly-proportioned 2-part mahogany bookcase or cabinet fitted with 2 sets of double doors retaining their original glass panels . Both sections fitted with original adjustable shelves . Each pair of doors fitted with their original central reeded brass 'slamming' strip .

Raised upon 4 carved lobe-shaped feet fitted with original brass cup castors . The whole bookcase with decorative 'split-reel' turned mouldings. The top having a polished surface for display . The side of base fitted with an unusual hinged miniature side door with a knob handle , which allows access into the cabinet , obviously a bespoke feature incorporated for the original owner of the cabinet.

Constructed from a fine grade of figured mahogany which has achieved a good rich and consistent patina.

In excellent original condition, has been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

Has a number of features, such as the grade of timber , quality of build and use of 'split-reel' mouldings, which point to a probable attribution to the esteemed cabinet-making firm of Gillows of Lancaster.

H 58"
W 27"
D (top) 9"
D 15.5"
England c.1825
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £1,450





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Early C19th Regency period over-sized rosewood Canterbury of restrained design .
Early C19th Regency period over-sized rosewood Canterbury of restrained design.

Good quality larger scale 'Country-house' rosewood Canterbury ,or magazine/paper rack , of uncomplicated classical form . Slatted design with 4 divisions and with a shaped integral carrying handle . Fitted with a mahogany-lined drawer which retains the original cast gilt-brass knob handles .

Raised on short turned feet ,fitted with original lacquered brass castors.

The well-figured rosewood with original rich colour and patina.

In good original condition .

H 19"
W 21"
D 15"
England c. 1815
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £1,250





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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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Early C19th late George III period mahogany 4-tier etagere.
Early C19th late George III period mahogany 4-tier etagere.

Smart quality etagere with well-turned uprights capped by turned urn finials , and fitted with a 'concealed' drawer to the base. The mahogany lined drawer retains its original blue paper lining to the bottom. The side returns beneath the platforms with a well moulded profile.

Raised on turned and tapering feet , fitted with original quality brass cup castors .

Well-selected figured mahogany which has a rich colour and patina , retaining its original surface and skin .

In excellent condition, has been cleaned and waxed in our workshops. Minor wear to original polished surfaces and very minor surface cracks commensurate with age and use .

H 52"
W 17"
D 14"
England c.1810
Ref: ML 1704
Price: £600





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Early C20th framed gesso or stucco polychrome decorated architectural plaque from Alhambra .
Early C20th framed gesso or stucco polychrome decorated architectural plaque from Alhambra in Granada ,Spain

Highly decorative panel in Hispano-Moresque style depicting architectural detail with Islamic inscriptions . Mounted upon a brass panel with polished brass mount surround , framed in a contemporary gilt-wood frame . The central Moorish-style columnar arch , the surround with bright polychrome paint decoration .

The panel being a depiction of a feature from an Islamic palace in the Nasrid dynasty style , of the type built for the Muslim Emirs in this part of Andalusia, Spain .

In excellent condition with no damage ,cracks or losses.

H
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D
Spain c.1920
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £900





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Pair of C19th gilt bronze cassolettes of neo-classical design on white marble bases.
Pair of C19th gilt bronze cassolettes of neo-classical design on white marble bases.

Smart pair of small-scale gilt bronze cassolette urns with reversal candlestick knozzle lids.

Raised on neo-classical rams-head design tripod supports, mounted upon tri-form concave white marble block bases . The detachable berry finial reversible tops having reverse sided candle sconces, with nicely cast ,chased and turned detail . The tapering bodies of wrythen form . Crisply-cast throughout with good attention to detail.

Consistent colour and patina, with a 'softly' gilded and aged patination . One minor crack to one marble base.

H 7.5"
W 3.5"
D 3.5"
England c.1850
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £900





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Pair of C19th Baroque style bronze galloping horse studies on marble plinth bases in the manner of Francesco Fanelli .
Pair of C19th Baroque style bronze galloping horse studies on marble plinth bases in the manner of Francesco Fanelli.

Smart pair of bronze galloping horse sculptures mounted on shaped white marble plinth bases with inset rose marble panels . The well-cast and detailed bronzes having a reddish lacquer patination in the style of period studies . Both models having harness detail , flowing tails and manes , each in a slightly differing galloping or leaping stance .

Executed in the manner of the Baroque period Italian sculptor Francesco Fanelli (c.1590-1653). Fanelli , born in Florence , spent most of his career in England having come to the attention of Charles I , and is best known for his equestrian studies .

In excellent condition, the patination of consistent colour , minor chips and 'fritting' to edges of the bases.

H 9"
W 7"
D 3.5"
H (bronze) 4.5"
W(bronze) 8"
England or Italy c. 1860
Ref: ML 1705
Price: £950





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Garniture of 5 early C19th Japanese Imari pattern porcelain vases of small proportions.
Garniture of 5 early C19th Japanese Imari pattern porcelain vases of small proportions.

Interesting and decorative mantelpiece garniture of 5 vases , comprising of 3 lidded bulbous bodied vases and a pair of flared-neck sleeve vases. Each of the lidded vases with an unusual finial to the lids , featuring chickens sat atop nests .

All vases decorated in typical Imari colour palette ,white bodies with rich iron-red hues , blues and with gold highlights .

The lids with minor chips and nicks , the sleeve vases also with minor historic neck chips . No cracks or damages to the main bodies .

Wonderful set of vases to decorate a mantle or pediment of a bookcase or cabinet to add period exoticism.

H 11"
W 6"
D 6"
H(Sleeve vases) 6"
W 3"
D 3"
Japan c.1830
Ref: ML 1705
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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
This item has been sold



 
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