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C19th mahogany double scroll-end settee
C19th mahogany double scroll-end settee. Probably re-polished and upholstered about 10 years ago , would benefit from re-upholstering but very servicable. Strong frame , concealed brass castors, good crisp carving. W 82" D 25" H 32". c.1850
Ref: ML 981
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C19th mahogany étagère/'what-not' with gallery top
C19th mahogany étagère/what-not with gallery top . George IV period after a Gillows of Lancaster design. Fitted with a mahogany-lined and quarter dust-beaded drawer to base with turned knobs, and pierced gilt-brass gallery surround to top tier. Three platforms with 'spindle' turned sides , standing on compressed and ribbed bun feet with concealed brass castors. Great original condition and wonderful grade of timber which has mellowed and faded to rich honey colour. A truly top-quality piece of cabinet-making . Would make a stylish drinks/lamp table or magazine/book rack .
H 40"
W 24"
D 18" .
England c 1825
Ref: MLB 1312
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C19th mahogany stick/umbrella stand with brass bands.
C19th mahogany stick/umbrella stand with brass bands. Made of coopered sections with 3 heavy brass bands , with integral handle to the top. Of bow-fronted semi-circular form with flat back to sit close to the wall, and heavily-moulded base for balance. Has achieved a great rich colour and patina , marks from use on front edge of base commensurate with age . Cleaned and waxed ready to use .
H 31 "
W 12 "
D 8 ".
England c 1840.
Ref: MLBO 1311
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C19th mahogany William IV period extending drop-leaf pembroke table
C19th mahogany William IV period extending drop-leaf pembroke table .With 2 original leaves .Good timber and strong pull-out action, carved leg .Comfortable 8 seater .Brass castors and clips. W 48" D 28" (closed) 87" extended.
Ref: ML385
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C19th mahogany-framed museum-type glazed table-top display case/cabinet
C19th mahogany-framed museum-type table-top display case/cabinet . A quality-made plush purple velvet-lined cabinet with an opening hinged back fitted with an 'axe-head ' handle pull. Suitable for displaying a collection of 'objets de virtu' or any number of varied items. Delicate moulded mahogany frame construction , which would enhance a displayed object without detracting from, or obscuring the contents. Ideal for commercial or domestic use . Polished finish all around.
W 30"
H 12"
D 9"
England c. 1870
Ref: ML 158
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C19th mid-Victorian period oak-framed library armchair.
C19th mid Victorian period oak-framed library armchair. Powerfully-designed 'horse-shoe'-back library chair , with original 'leather-cloth' upholstery . Lion-mask terminal arms above lion's paw supports, raised on shaped legs with satyr-mask carved knees and lion's paw claw and hairy feet and concealed castors . The wide back-splat carved with vine-leaf and grape decoration and a central cartouche . The timber has achieved a wonderful rich patina , whilst the pleated and buttoned oil-cloth leatherette upholstered covering has a glowing waxed surface. Minor wear to upholstery , but overall excellent original condition. Good strong frame, no breaks or repairs.
W 26 "
H (of back)30"
H (of seat)19"
England c. 1850
Ref: MLJG 1411
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C19th nest of three Regency period rosewood occasional tables.
C19th nest of three Regency period rosewood occasional tables on ring-turned supports with concave stretchers. Well-figured timber of good colour and patination.Good original condition , some fading/colour variance to tops .A useful trio of graduated tables. H 26" (tallest) W 20" x D 12" .England c.1820.
Ref: MLBO 33
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C19th oil-on-canvas painting of Italian landscape scene by Penry Williams .
C19th oil-on-canvas painting of Italian landscape scene by Penry Williams . Scene in the Campagna ,Rome , looking towards the Alban Hills with the Claudian Aquaduct running across the hinter land. The foreground with genre scene of goat-herder and a shelter ,together with a woman in traditional dress playing with a child. Signed and dated "Penry Williams ROME 1850" lower left. The reverse with label attached "No1/Scene in the Campagna of Rome looking toward the Alban mount, the Claudian Aquaduct etc/ the property of Viscount Canning by Penry Williams" .
Penry Williams (British ,1798-1885) was a Welsh-born artist who painted and lived in Rome from the 1820s, where he painted typical Roman and Italian scenes in the traditional style. The picture has been professionally cleaned and lined in the last 20 years. In original carved gilt-wood and gesso frame with gilded slip.
A picture of similar size,subject matter and composition by the artist is held in the collection of The National Museum of Wales , Cardiff. Dated 1862. (See www.bbc.co.uk/your paintings) The Victoria Art Gallery in Bath also has a comparable example.
Provenance: Viscount Canning ,Lady May Beaumont ,Duchess of Roxburgh. (Documentary proof/letter of provenance available)
Exhibited Royal Academy , 1850, no.203.
W 37" x H 16" (canvas)
Ref: MLMJ 1411
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C19th parquetry/marquetry-inlaid New Zealand tripod table.
C19th parquetry/marquetry-inlaid New Zealand tripod table . Made in the style and manner of the reknowned New Zealand émigré Bohemian cabinet-maker Anton Seuffert. Stunning marquetry-top circular occasional table inlaid with specimen indigenous/native New Zealand timbers. Geometric 'star-on-star' design inlaid top , raised on a distinctive turned baluster stem with 3 carved cabriole-type legs and base-finial. Brass 'banjo-type' catch to tilt-action top, and figured timber block. Although not labelled by Seuffert , this table bears strong resemblance to the style and craftsman-ship of Australasia's most celebrated colonial cabinet-maker. In excellent original condition . H 29" x D 24 ". New Zealand c. 1870
Ref: MLMJ 1410
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C19th pastel portrait drawing of aristocratic woman in large gilt-wood and gesso surround frame.
C19th pastel portrait drawing of aristocratic woman in large gilt-wood and gesso surround frame .Subtlely coloured drawing in grey and blue tones , a well-executed half-length art-work of a lady in C18th style grey silk costume with powdered wig . Drawn in pastels on paper , mounted upon canvas and behind glass (apologies for reflections). In the style of, and by a follower of, John Russell of Guildford (1745-1806).Wonderful serene depiction of this beautiful and enigmatic lady of aristocratic bearing drawn in subdued colours and showing great attention to detail. Good original condition throughout. Gilding on frame is original and has achieved a very nice aged warmth. H. 40" x W . 35" . England c 1820.
Ref: MLBO141
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C19th patinated brass wine-cooler with 'hammered' decoration .
C19th patinated brass wine-cooler with 'hammered' decoration .

Boat-shaped ,ovoid wine-cooler with dipped sides, rolled-edge lip and folded foot rim . Has achieved a wonderful rich greenish bronzed patination . The body with all-over 'punched' or 'hammered' decoration.

In excellent condition , would hold numerous bottles . Would work equally well in a dining-room or kitchen ,as it would on a bar or buffet .

H 6.5"
D 10"
W 16"
England c.1850
Ref: ML 1611
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C19th plaster library bust of 'Cincinnatus'
C19th plaster library bust of 'Cincinnatus' . With a finish to simulate bronze , a smart classical library bust on integral socle base.. Inscribed to rear "Cincinnatus 1853". Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519BC - 430BC) was a Roman aristocrat, statesman and consul who was regarded as a hero of early Rome. This study is strongly reminiscent of the bust portion of the Imperial Roman marble copy of the Greek bronze original statue known as "Hermes Fastening his Sandal"(also "Jason....") now in Louvre, Paris which has been open to interpretation by classical sculpture scholars. Some minor rubbing to finish , but no chips or damage to features. H 15" .England 1853.
Ref: MLM 139
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C19th portrait oil painting on canvas 'Young Woman'
C19th portrait oil painting on canvas 'Young woman' .Unsigned portrait of charming young woman in period costume. Original untouched condition in original wood and gesso gilt frame . The subject sat slightly to the right, piercing blue eyes looking at the artist , her hair worn in a chignon. The picture has a beautifully naïve feel , whilst it has been painted by an accomplished hand .No damage or repairs to canvas ,a minor loss to frame decoration. Canvas 12" x 14" Frame 18" x 20". England c. 1850
Ref: MLAB 1311
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C19th Portuguese Brazilian rosewood miniature side table.
C19th Portuguese Brazilian rosewood miniature side table in C17th style. Heavily turned base with 'solomonic' turnings and stretchers onto flattened bun feet. Fitted cushion-moulded single drawer with embossed brass handle and ripple-moulding, below gadrooned edge figured rosewood top.
Great rich colour and patina. Free-standing design .
Top 25" x 21"
H 23 ".
Portugal c.1860
Ref: MLW 139
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C19th Regency period "Old Sheffield Plate " hot water urn or samovar by Matthew Boulton
C19th Regency period "Old Sheffield Plate " hot water urn or samovar by Matthew Boulton. Stunning quality with makers mark punch 'star' stamps for Matthew Boulton & Co , the pioneers and best exponents of production of this highly-prized early "Sheffield Plate" wares .Fantastic original condition with inset silver panel with armorial crest/hatchment and motto "Fortitudine Vincit" (Strength Conquers).Fine pineapple finial , gadrooning and cast feet and ivory knop to tap .H 18 " W 16". England c 1820
Ref: MLP 26
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C19th Regency period calamander tea table
C19th Regency period calamander tea table . Fold-over swivel top with panelled frieze and gilt-brass mounts to base .Turned column support onto platform base with 'hipped' quadruple splayed legs with brass-capped lions-paw castors .Rare East Indies timber which has a striking grain and figuring. The table has original colour and patina , having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Has an historic water/ring-mark to one surface of interior .
H 29"
W 36"
D 18".
England c.1805
Ref: MLBO 48
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C19th Regency period Chinoiserie lacquer-top occasional table.
C19th Regency period Chinoiserie lacquer-top occasional table .Ebonised tri-form base and column with gilt brass mounts and feet . Gilt -brass etched rim to octagonal top.Very decorative , original condition. H 29", top 13" x 17"
Ref: ML640
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C19th Regency period convex mirror
C19th Regency period convex mirror. Cavetto frame with ball decoration . Original plate and gilding. Reeded ebony slip. Dia 26"
Ref: ML 36
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C19th Regency period gilt-wood 3-plate overmantel mirror.
C19th Regency period gilt-wood 3-plate overmantel mirror. Original gilded finish with applied gesso decoration. Inverted-break cornice above hand- bevelled centre plate , with gilded dividers to side-plates. Nice original sparkly mercury glass . Minor losses to gesso decoration (shown). Authentic 'Country House' patination and finish .Sourced from a local property where it has been fixed for 200 years.
W 67"
H 32" .
England c. 1810.
Ref: MLAB 136
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C19th Regency period gilt-wood framed convex mirror.
C19th Regency period gilt-wood framed convex mirror . Good original example of nice scale with ebonised reeded slip and deep carved surround with 'leaf-block' details to quarters . Original gilded finish and well-aged silver-grey convex plate . Dia. (overall ) 28" . Dia.(plate) 20"
England c 1815
Ref: MLBO 1311
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