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C19th Victorian period burr-walnut table cigar cabinet/humidor.
C19th Victorian period burr-walnut cigar cabinet/humidor. Superb quality cabinet with recessed gilt-brass handles , hinges and carrying handles . Beautifully figured tightly-grained burr veneers with well-designed assymetric doors fitted with full-length 'piano' hinges and lock by "Bramah, London" together with the original key . The top two smaller interior drawers are beautifully veneered all around with ebony edged tops , probably to present cigars from the cabinet to the dining table or to guests. All drawers lined in cedar and the larger two with moveable divisions. The top set with a gilt-brass oval (unengraved). The base with old green baize covering. A beautifully crafted gentleman's accessory.
W 12"
H 11"
D 9".
England c 1860.
Ref: MLSC 1311
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C19th Victorian period inlaid, banded and ormolu-mounted burr-walnut credenza.
C19th Victorian period inlaid, banded and ormolu-mounted burr-walnut credenza. Stunning quality cabinet with large "Sevres"-style porcelain plaque to centre door with heavily-cast ribbon ormolu surround , depicting romantic lovers in a rural idyll. Best quality veneers and ormolu mounts , flanked with string-inlaid free-standing columns with cast-ormolu Corinthian-capital tops .Bow-ended glass doors with string-inlaid shelves and velvet-lined interior to centre. The break-front top veneered in figured and burr walnut, the edge with cast ormolu beading. Inlaid box-wood marquetry designs to friezes ,and banding to panelled centre door .Wonderful colour and patina with good 'skirting-board' overhang to back ,and overall a cabinet of impressive and substantial proportions and a grade, quality and scale, well above the norm . H 44" x D 22" x W 72". Plaque 16" x 12". England c 1860
Ref: MLMA 139
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C19th Victorian period mahogany 'Wellington' type chest of drawers
C19th Victorian period mahogany 'Wellington' type chest of drawers. Fitted six graduated drawers , rich colour mahogany with carved corbel decoration to tops of stiles. Hinged locking bar with key ,all original turned knob handles to drawers .Useful size chest in clean condition , no splits or damage . Waxed and ready to use .Mahogany linings to drawers and standing on plinth base. H 43 " x W 21 " x D 12 ". England c. 1870
Ref: MLOB 1310
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C19th Victorian period majolica-type glazed pottery garden or 'grotto' seat fashioned as a tree-stump.
C19th Victorian period majolica-type glazed pottery garden or 'grotto' seat , fashioned as a tree-stump. Interesting green and brown glazed garden seat with naturalistic bark and cut-branch detail .
The top with hand-hold cut-out for ease of transportation.

Unmarked to underside , but of the type of fashionable majolica pottery-ware produced during the mid-C19th by the likes of Mintons.

The top has small firing crack from central hand-hold , whilst the underside has some small stress cracks from base.
Highly decorative and functional piece for use in a garden , orangery or conservatory .
H 18"
W 14"
D 13"
England c.1860
Ref: ML165
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C19th Victorian period walnut circular occasional table with inlaid chequer-board games top.
C19th Victorian period walnut circular occasional table with inlaid chequer-board games top. Raised on a tri-columnar carved base with central turned finial, and carved and inlaid legs. The twin moulded-edge burr-walnut top with satinwood and ebonised chequer-board inlay centre , with box-wood scroll inlay to the reserves of the round top . The tops of the tripod splayed legs with conforming box-wood inlaid designs.
Original colour and patina.

Some minor evidence of treated woodworm to the base.
The top with 2 small burn marks .
H 27"
W 21"
D 21"
England c.1860
Ref: ML165
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C19th walnut and floral marquetry 'bureau-plat' or writing table
C19th walnut and kingwood-banded ormolu-mounted 'bureau-plat ' or writing table.The top inlaid with floral marquetry inlay borders , on cabriole legs with well-cast ormolu mounts to the knees and sabots to the feet. Made in England in the French Louis XV taste . Well-figured walnut veneers ,of serpentine outline with single 'concealed' frieze drawer stamped "Edwards and Roberts ". Edwards and Roberts of Wardour St., London ,were a well-respected firm of high-class C19th furniture manufacturers and retailers. Original tooled Morocco leather inset writing surface. The table has achieved a nice mellow colour and patina.
H 29"
W 48"
D 25" .
England c1860
Ref: ML 128
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C19th walnut and strung-inlaid 'estate' bureau
C19th walnut and strung-chequered / 'barbers pole' inlaid 'estate' bureau.Stunning quality large scale desk/bureau. Unusual drawer arrangement with short/long drawers and "double" folio/file drawer .
Good fitted inlaid interior and of impressive scale .
Great warm colour.
All complete and very clean .Sits on original detachable plinth base .
W 45"
D 24"
H 44".
England c.1860
Ref: ML 74
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C19th William IV period carved gilt-wood framed over-mantel mirror.
C19th William IV period carved gilt-wood framed over-mantel mirror. Compact scale over-mantel mirror with reeded and ebonised slip surround ,and original hand-bevelled mirror plate. Half-rounded reeded section frame surround with boldly-carved acanthus leaf corners to the top . The base terminals with stepped block and fluted vase detail .

Original untouched gilded finish and with an atmospheric, slightly distressed/foxed mirror plate .
Original boarded and papered back.
Good mellow aged patina and finish .

Minor historic repair to top left leaf carving .

Stylish and flamboyant mirror of practical size and scale.

W 44"
H 23"
D 4" (Max.)
England c.1835
Ref: ML165
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C19th William IV period mahogany 3-tier buffet or dumb-waiter
C19th William IV period mahogany 3-tier buffet or dumb-waiter.

Useful practical-scale serving
buffet or display etagere, with tapering fluted column supports with carved lobed 'melon' caps . Raised on turned feet with original lacquered brass socket castors with ceramic wheels. The 3 platforms with moulded front edges and shallow 3/4 gallery surrounds. Polished all around, of free-standing form.

In excellent original condition , with no splits,damage or repairs.

Good rich colour and patina , cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
H 40"
W 42"
D 16"
England c.1835
Ref: ML1512
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C19th William IV period mahogany circular extending dining table with extra leaf.
C19th William IV period mahogany circular extending dining table with extra leaf .

Superb quality mahogany table with a 'split-pod' opening carved base with well-carved bulbous capstan column support onto shaped legs terminating in impressive lion's paw feet with claw detail.

The pull-out action mechanism with oak runners and fitted with circular brass 'twist' clip fixings to secure the top . The whole table , including the original spare extension leaf fitted with an elegant shallow frieze .

The table has benefitted from an expensive highly professional re-polish some 10 years ago , as is in excellent ready-to-use condition. Strong , sturdy table of good proportions and presence.

Good rich colour thoughout.

H 29"
H(to bottom of frieze)26"
Diameter(closed) 54"
Length (with leaf) 82"
Depth of leaf 28"
England c.1835
Ref: ML 1704
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C19th William IV period mahogany hall-bench .
C19th William IV period mahogany hall-bench . Good clean example with cylinder roll-ends raised on tapering octagonal faceted supports onto turned feet . Well-figured single-piece plank-top seat , with moulded edge and turned paterae decoration to the roll-ends.

Excellent ready-to-use original condition , having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops . Pleasing consistent mellow colour and patina .

The top with minor indentations from boots and spurs, commensurate with age and use.

W 47"
H 16"
D 13"
England c.1835
Ref: ML167
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C19th William IV period mahogany sewing/work table
C19th William IV period mahogany sewing/work table .Well-carved table ,rich colour , all original with fitted silk interior .Very clean .H 30" W 18" D 14" (key)
Ref: ML 666
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C19th William IV period ormolu bronze lamp-base.
C19th William IV period ormolu bronze lamp-base. Superb quality heavily-cast bronze lamp-base with gilded finish . Intricate cast detail in 'rocaille' or rococo style with sea-shell and 'icicle drip' grotto fantasy decoration . Excellent original gilding and patination , having achieved a wonderful 'soft' gilded surface through age.
Weighted base with original cast-iron insert.
Can be re-wired to customers specification.
H 23"
W (base) 10"
England c. 1835
Ref: ML 158
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C19th William IV period rosewood Gothic style chiffonier/bookcase
C19th William IV period rosewood Gothic style chiffonier/bookcase. Stylish carved Gothic tracery columns to lancet glazed doors with carved spandrels and Gothic uprights supporting shelf with inset mirror back . Fitted with 2 frieze drawers with carved mount to centre. Good original condition , colour and timber.
H. (full) 56"+ 38"
W 38"
D 19" .
England c.1835
Ref: MLBO 54
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C19th William IV period rosewood music canterbury/magazine rack
C19th William IV period rosewood music canterbury/magazine rack. Flamboyantly-carved 3 division canterbury with 'heart-shaped' central motif, fitted with a mahogany-lined drawer above turned legs upon brass castors . All original , good consistent rich colour and well-figured rosewood in excellent condition, cleaned and waxed. W 20 " x H 19 " x D 16 ". England c.1835
Ref: MLCA 1312
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C19th William IV period rosewood-framed day-bed / chaise-longue in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster.
C19th William IV period rosewood-framed day-bed / chaise-longue in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster. Top quality rosewood frame with classically-inspired anthemion and lotus leaf-wrapped motif carved detail and decoration with dramatic exaggerated scroll-end. Stands on carved and shaped supports with concealed original brass castors. Newly re-upholstered in the traditional manner in our workshops. Completely free-standing and symmetrical with a D-shaped end. Double-sided loose cushion with horse-hair filling and cord detail edge, and loose roll cushion to end. Well-chosen figured timber of good colour, original polish surface , cleaned and waxed.
L 74"
H 18"
D 30".
England c.1835
Ref: MLMB 1311
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Collection of C19th erotic 'Grand Tour' souvenir plaster intaglios in 'faux book' binding.
Collection of C19th erotic 'Grand Tour' souvenir plaster intaglios in 'faux book' binding. The double-sided 'volume' containing 102 explicit intaglios from the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum , depicting erotic art, frescoes, mosaics, sculptures, phallic and fertility symbolism. Produced by Lacchini , probable Victorian prurience has led to the binding being entitled 'Opere di Canova' (ie. Works by Antonio Canova) on the spine , to disguise the true nature of the content . Regarded on excavation in the C18th as pornographic , the collection of images ,frescoes and mosaics was for over a century ,hidden from public view in a secret cabinet in the National Museum of Naples. On open exhibition since 2000, the collection indicates that the sexual mores of ancient Roman culture at this time were far more liberal than most modern-day cultures , though much of the erotic depiction is regarded now as fertility-imagery. A rare item from the 'Grand Tour' souvenir industry ,no doubt regarded as a highly risqué acquisition in the period , in addition to being a serious academic reference study of ancient Roman art .
The 102 well-cast paper-bound plaster intaglios/gems in excellent condition , the vellum-tooled and paper binding in good serviceable order with some minor wear to spine binding.
Book 10" x 7".
Italy c.1880
Ref: MLBO 152
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Early C18th George II period oak drop-leaf table of small proportions.
Early C18th George II period oak drop-leaf table of small proportions. Charming diminutive-scale cottage-sized oak table with twin gate-leg action raised on rounded tapering supports terminating in pad feet. The twin rounded flaps with 'rule-edge' joints ,raising to form an ovoid table.

Practical folding table of portable proportions.

Good rich patina and colour.
Cleaned and waxed.

In good usable and stable condition, with minor losses and wear to pad feet from use on stone-flagged floors.

Marks to top commensurate with age and use.

H 26"
W 13"
W(open) 35"
D 27"
England c. 1740
Ref: ML 166
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Early C19th bronze cherub candlestick figure/lamp-base.
Early C19th bronze cherub candlestick figure/lamp-base. Well-modelled patinated bronze cherub or amorini, holding aloft a torch or quiver,mounted upon a fine quality porcelain Wedgwood-type classically-decorated jasperware column with gilt-bronze base. Has lost one wing ,has minor chip to porcelain base. Has previously been wired, could be re-wired to U.K specification .H 15" Base 4" sq. England c. 1830
Ref: MLBO144
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Early C19th bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture of "The Farnese Hercules".
Early C19th bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture of the "Farnese Hercules". Large-scale bronze version of the antique Roman marble sculpture of the Greek hero Herakles depicted resting after the completion of his 'Twelve Labours' or tasks ,set out to him in Mythology. He leans ,resting on his wooden club , his expression weary, whilst the pelt of the slain Nemean lion is draped next to him and his right hand behind his back clutching the 'Golden Apples' of the Hesperides. The ancient Roman marble statue had been re-discovered during excavations in The Baths of Caracalla in Rome in 1546 and installed in the courtyard of Cardinal Allesandro Farnese's palace on the banks of the Tiber, where it was surrounded by frescos depicting his heroic feats and where it became one of the highlights of the Roman Tour for visiting scholars, connoisseurs and artists. The 3rd Century AD Roman marble Hercules signed by Glykon, after the ancient 4th Century BC Greek bronze original by Lysippos, was moved to Naples in 1787 and is now exhibited at the 'Museo Archeologico Nazionale' .The impressive sculpture which stands at over 3 metres tall ,portrays the exaggerated musculature of the towering hero,whilst conveying through his pose and down-cast expression ,the weariness from the execution of his Labours. The heroically-scaled statue of Hercules is one of the most famous sculptural images of antiquity and has fixed itself firmly into the European imagination. This finely cast version has a good consistent patination and colour with minor high-points. The stunning sculpture is a magnificent and powerful study of the Mythological hero and was much-admired and sought-after , bronze examples such as this ,being collected for the great Country Houses of England , Museum and gallery collections of the World. H 29". Italy c. 1830.
Ref: MLWA 1312
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