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Interesting early C19th Chinese pale hardwood centre / lamp table
Interesting early C19th Chinese pale hardwood centre / lamp table.

Of free-standing oblong form , useful-scale Chinese pale-coloured hardwood table , possibly cedar. The 'floating panel' top with an historic repaired crack to centre. The bases of the square-section legs with various historic repairs and splices , undoubtedly alluding to it's age and regard . The stepped open-fretted friezes with carved details ,and each with unusual carved baluster archaic vase-shaped motif inserts . The base of the legs with a carved inverted foot and united with stretchers.

A rare pale colour and patina with attractive grain and lustre.

Various marks and stains to top commensurate with age ,use and purpose.

H 30"
W 22"
D 15"
China c.1800
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £1,400





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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze mask of Medusa , mounted upon a pale grey marble panel and set in a gilt-wood frame.
C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze mask of Medusa , mounted upon a pale grey marble panel and set in a gilt-wood frame .

Smart cast bronze mask depicting Medusa from Greek mythology, a Gorgon described as a winged human female with a hideous face and living venomous snakes in her hair and whose gaze would turn people to stone.

The mask mounted upon a panel of figured grey marble and enclosed in a deeply moulded giltwood frame . The top of the frame set with a large decorative patinated brass 'hanging' ring . The rear fitted with a hanging wire .

A striking image which has been set up and shown in an highly suitable and sympathetic mounting for wall display .

Darkly patinated bronze with minor rubbed high-points to the nose.

H (overall) 10"
W " 10"
D 1.5"
France or Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 1703
This item has been sold





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Early C19th George IV period mahogany sculpture display column .
Early C19th George IV period mahogany sculpture display column .

Rare architecturally-inspired classical design mahogany pedestal. The cylindrical-bodied column upon a plinth base, and with a stepped circular top . The upper part of the column with a band of carved classical design squared flower or rose-head bosses with a flat ring of moulding below .

The upper portion of one side of the column having a hinged door fitted with its original turned knob handle enclosing a shelved cupboard cavity . The cupboard possibly designed to house a book or gallery glass.

In excellent original condition with no damage , repairs or losses . The figured mahogany having a rich patina and colour.

Has been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

H 36"
W 18"
D 18"
The upper central circular top 15" diameter.
England c.1825
Ref: ML 1703
This item has been sold





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Late C19th/ early C20th Chinese red painted and lacquered leather chest or trunk on stand , with gilt decoration.
Late C19th/early C20th Chinese red painted and lacquered leather chest or trunk on stand, with gilt decoration.

Highly decorative oblong chest on custom-made detachable red-lacquered wooden stand.

Fitted with bronzed metal double lock hasps to the front , each end fitted with twin bronzed metal carrying-handles . The gilt decoration to the front and sides featuring dragons and mythical creatures, pavilions in landscapes , clouds and auspicious lucky bat motifs . The reverse in plain red lacquered finish .

The lifting lid enclosing a clean 'natural' leather coloured interior.

Would work equally well with or without the stand as a wonderfully decorative coffee table or at the end of a bed for a blanket or linen chest.

In good original condition with minor rubbing to the edges and some ring marks to the lid commensurate with age ,use and purpose.

Good wide ,deep proportions and practical height.

H(on stand) 25"
H (without stand) 19"
W 39"
D 27"
China c.1900
Ref: ML 1703
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Early C20th French giltwood "sunburst" clock with silvered dial .
Early C20th French giltwood "sunburst" clock with silvered dial .

Decorative carved giltwood case fitted with a French clock movement. The silvered dial with an aged patina, marked with Roman numeral markings , outer minute ring and fitted with black steel hands. . The clock dial with carved wreath and beaded detail surround . The hinged door at the front fitted with a convex glass . The back with gilded brass hinged door with decorative piercing .

Minor chips to gilding but no breaks or losses.

Currently not in working order , can be serviced prior to purchase. Has key .

H 20"
W 20"
D 5"
Dial diameter 5"
France c.1920
Ref: ML 173
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C19th bronze bust of the Greek hero, Ajax.
C19th bronze bust of the Greek hero , Ajax.

Well-cast French or Italian bronze bust portrait study of the mythological Greek warrior hero, Ajax.

Son of King Telamon , he plays an important role and is portrayed as a towering figure and a warrior of great courage in Homer's 'Iliad'and in the 'Epic Cycle' , a series of epic poems about the Trojan War.

Wonderful cast detail to the helmet featuring eagles, centaurs and panthers amongst the decoration. Raised on a turned socle base, the head turned to dexter.

Excellent consistent rich patina. Some minor discolouration to the rear of the shoulders.

H 14"
W 8"
D 6"
France or Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 1703
This item has been sold



 
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