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Early C19th French Charles X period ormolu bronze Empire design lamp-base.
Early C19th French Charles X period ormolu bronze Empire design lamp-base. Superior quality cast gilt-bronze reeded column lamp with finely detailed ornamentation. The base raised upon well-defined 'Lion's paw' feet ,stiff-leaf decoration and classically-inspired motifs .
*A pair of colza lamps with similar bases can be found located upon the marble fire surround in the Pompeiian Room at Ickworth Park , Suffolk .

Excellent colour and condition ,having been professionally cleaned .

The base with inset cast-iron plate beneath to aid stability.
Can be re-wired to clients specification .
H (inc. lamp-holder) 24"
Base 6.5" sq.
France c.1830
Ref: ML 1602
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Early C19th French Charles X period siena marble and patinated bronze clock garniture.
Early C19th French Charles X period siena marble and patinated bronze clock garniture . Stylish Empire-style 3-piece clock-set with unusual attractive dark-green patinated bronze mounts contrasting with the distinctive figured yellow ' Marmo Giallo' clock-case and plinth bases of the campana shaped tazza side-pieces. The pair of tazzas with gilded ormolu wrythen handles ,gadrooned shallow bowls and fluted socles raised on stepped bronze-mounted plinths. The clock with heavily-cast 'acanthus leaf' base and classical design scroll feet , the case surmounted by an oval gadrooned urn with conforming ormolu handles.
Fitted with a silk-suspension 8-day striking movement which will be overhauled and serviced prior to sale.
The plain patinated circular bronze dial fitted with original blued steel loop-hands , and an opening glass door.

Minor chips to marble plinth bases of tazzas, but overall in excellent condition with wear commensurate with age and use.

H (clock) 17"
W 8"
D 4"
H ( tazzas) 9"
W 8"
D 4"
France c.1830
Ref: ML1601
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Early C19th George III period mahogany Canterbury of exceptional size and quality.
Early C19th George III period mahogany Canterbury of exceptional size and quality. A magnificently proportioned Canterbury of large scale ,finely chosen grade of timber with a wonderful rich patina and colour. A broad 'Country House' style rack of uncomplicated design, dished-top with 4 divisions above a mahogany-lined drawer with original brass knobs. Stands upon original heavy gilt-brass castors. Broadly-reeded uprights with 'cut-end' reeds, classically referencing the pipes of Apollo or Pan ,and alluding to its original conception to hold sheet music books or folios, capped with paterae which have achieved a great patina and surface.

A well-constructed 'no nonsense ' quality piece of late Georgian period furniture of grand scale .The grade of timber selected together with the build-quality and design of the vertical dividers, lead to a probable attribution to Gillows of Lancaster , though no stamp is present and the model is apparently unrecorded.

Large enough to easily accommodate the "Sunday Times ","Telegraph", "Country Life", "Vogue", "Racing Post" and a copy of the Bible!
W 24"
D 18"
H 17" .
England c 1800
Ref: MLMJ 1311
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Early C19th George IV period bronze and gilt-bronze twin-branch colza lamp.
Early C19th George IV period bronze and gilt-bronze twin-branch colza lamp.

Classically-inspired design bronze lamp with urn-shaped central reservoir and twin-light arms with their apparently original etched glass globe shades. Well-cast detail throughout with exceptional gilt bronze claw feet. The stem with foliate scroll detail and an applied mask motif .

Colza being rapeseed oil which became a popular fuel choice for lighting during this period, the lamp system having been pioneered and patented in France by Aime Argand in 1780.

Probably made by Thomas Messenger & Sons, Birmingham, though unmarked.

Consistent dark patination with contrasting gilded elements.

Excellent condition, having been adapted for electrical use , and has been professionally re-wired and tested in our workshops. Fitted with traditional style cotton-covered 3-core twisted flex.

H 23"
W 15"
D 7"
England c.1825
Ref: ML 1702
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Early C19th George IV period mahogany 2 drawer writing/library table in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster.
Early C19th George IV period mahogany 2 drawer writing/library table in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster. Of free-standing form with shallowly panelled friezes to all sides and asymmetrical /concealed drawer fronts. The drawers fitted with brass escutcheons and working brass locks (with key) , having never been fitted with knobs or handles. Raised on tapering reeded legs to a turned foot into original patinated brass socket castors .
The rounded-corner top with a 'thumb-mould' edge. Fitted with an old replacement green leather inset writing surface which has rubbed gold and 'blind-tooled' decoration.
The drawers with fine hand-cut dove-tails ,mahogany linings and quarter dust-beads.

High-quality timber and fittings which both allude ,together with the overall design , to the celebrated cabinet-makers Gillows of Lancaster.

Excellent ready-to-use condition , with good original rich patination and colour.
Cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
W 48"
H 29"
D 28"
England c.1825
Ref: ML1601
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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
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Early C19th George IV period metamorphic mahogany extending dining table of Wilkinson patent type.
Early C19th George IV period metamorphic mahogany extending dining table of Wilkinson patent type.

Ingeniously designed 'metamorphic' mahogany dining table , complete with 3 original extra leaves , which closes to form a fold-over side table of compact form .

This type of patented dining table first advertised in 1807 by the cabinet-making firm of Wilkinson & Sons of Brokers Row , later Ludgate Hill ,London , were created in order to occupy little space when not in use .

The folding-top side-table of d-end form with rear double gate-leg action ,reeded edges , opens with a hinged action , with a brass-mounted 'concertina' or scissor-action carriage beneath which pulls open and extends to accommodate the 3 extra leaves. The 3 original leaves of equal size , all with conforming reeded edges .The front of the closed table having a frieze with a central rectangular classically-inspired tablet , moulded returns and canted corner blocks, drawing its form from classical and ancient design popularised by the neo-classically inspired drawings of the architects and furniture designers of this period .

Raised upon 6 tapering reeded legs with brass castors. The leaves all fitted with original flush-fitting brass receptors to the edges and complete with the corresponding original 8 gilded-brass clips or 'forks'. The open and fully-extended table with the 3 leaves fitted , provides ample space for 8 diners with comfortable leg-room . When fully extended and fitted with the brass forks, it forms a completely flat and stable dining surface . Can of course, be utilised with any number of , or combination of leaves to form a table of the desired size.

Excellent quality table in first-class ,untouched original condition . Though this particular table does not bear the trademark brass plaque to the under-frame stating it was manufactured by Wilkinsons ,this is undoubtedly a London-made table of the highest quality produced by a leading firm of cabinet-makers.

The grade of selected timber is of the highest quality and together with the design of the leg , may also suggest a possible "Gillows of Lancaster and London " attribution .

Excellent original colour , patination and finish , with some marks to the top commensurate with age , purpose and use.

Good consistent mellow colour throughout.

A highly practical table of rare form and design in exceptionally fine and original condition.

H 29"
W 40"
D (closed) 21.5"
L (fully extended) 83"
Frieze 4.5" deep
Each leaf 13.5" deep.

England c.1825


Ref: ML169
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Early C19th George IV period 'pull-out' action extending mahogany dining table with 3 original extra leaves .
Early C19th George IV period 'pull-out' action extending mahogany dining table with 3 original extra leaves .

In completely original condition , an excellent early nineteenth century extending mahogany dining table of highly adaptable format . Raised on 4 carved and fluted legs with a carved lobed top section , terminating onto 'ball' feet having original concealed wooden castors beneath .The whole table with a simple 'thumb-moulded' edge. Superb strong easy-opening pull-out mahogany framed box-section extending action , which can be fitted with any combination of the 3 original leaves


The frieze with 'stepped-out' corners around the legs and a profile moulding around the lower edge .The 3 leaves each fitted with locating dowels or pegs .The whole table is in completely flat condition with no warps, splits or movement .

The 3 leaves of a darker patination and with a variance of colour to the table ,having not been in regular use or exposed to sun-light . The table top end sections with some historic marks and 'scars' beneath the original polish , but crucially retains its original 'skin' and finish . Has a good mellow patinated colour .

A highly practical dining table of useful scale and proportion , quality design and construction from a well-chosen superior grade of mahogany .

Would comfortably acommodate 12 diners when fully opened .

H 30"
W 50"
D 54"
Length (fully opened) 104"
Leaf insert individual measurements:-
1. 17.5"
2. 17.5"
3. 15"
England c.1830
Ref: ML 1611
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Early C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vase and cover of huge scale
Early C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vase and cover of huge scale. Stunning large ovoid jar with gilt 'shishi' dog with ball surmount on cover. Decorated in Imari palette with 'ink' blue and 'iron' red colours and produced in Arita ,Japan during the Edo period. All-over decoration of floral and bamboo panels with exotic/phoenix birds and Foe dogs or kylins in cartouches around the neck of the vase. Contemporary lid but possibly associated. Vases such as this became a furnishing staple of fine English period country-houses where their huge decorative appeal and exotic design contrasted with the restraint of English Georgian mahogany and walnut period furniture, and they were often used to decorate the interiors of unused fire-places in summer months. A stunning decorative statement. Perfect, unrestored condition.
H 36"
W 18".
Japan c. 1800
Ref: MLMA 146
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Early C19th late George III / early Regency period gilt-wood and gesso triple-plate 'landscape' overmantel mirror.
Early C19th late George III / early Regency period gilt-wood and gesso triple-plate 'landscape' overmantel mirror. Elegantly-designed mirror with fine classical carved and gesso decoration with architectural Doric-capped fluted column support uprights. The 'pounced' ground frieze with ribbon bows and flower-garland swags , oval sun-flower paterae and featuring a large central oval 'cameo' plaque with amorini/ putti at play.
The original plates with shallow hand-bevelling , divided by finely carved beaded and 'split-pearl' moulding. The break-front ended cornice with laurel-leaf wrapped decoration . Standing on gilded ball-feet.

Original gilding which has achieved a subtle warm patina . The backboards having been replaced due to age deterioration.

In overall excellent condition , minor chips and wear commensurate with age.
W 63"
H 30"
D 3"
England c.1805
Ref: ML1601
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Early C19th late George III period mahogany bow-front chest of drawers
Early C19th late George III period mahogany bow-front chest of drawers. Gillows type 4 drawer chest on splay bracket feet . Good commode-type proportions ,broad and low . Old replacement handles . Fantastic timber and colour .W 49" H 36" D 24"
Ref: ML 65
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Early C19th late George III period mahogany sideboard of impressive scale and proportions.
Early C19th late George III period mahogany sideboard of impressive scale and proportions. Raised on 6 turned legs with toupie feet, fitted with a central bow-front drawer above a shaped 'knee-hole' and cupboard doors to each end with fitted shelf. Wonderful rich original patina and colour with no splits or cracks to the top .The top is cut from a single piece of figured mahogany. The drawer and cupboard fronts are cross-banded with satinwood ,together with stringing to the uprights/stiles ,and fitted with brass ring-handles which appear to be totally original . The right-hand end fitted with a narrow cupboard door with handle, opening to reveal the aperture designed to house the chamber-pot or 'borde-lieu', which enabled the diners not having to leave the banquet-hall/dining-room to relieve themselves. An impressive and functional piece of period furniture of exceptional scale and condition.
W 96"
H 36.5"
H (knee-hole)27"
D(centre)32.5
D (ends)28".
England c.1810
Ref: MLJM 121
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Early C19th late George III period mahogany sofa table.
Early C19th late George III period mahogany sofa table. High-quality classic mahogany sofa table of very elegant proportions , standing on reeded swept sabre supports. Fitted two slim 'cock-beaded' frieze drawers with 'dummys' in reverse, all fitted original knobs ,with reeded diamond decoration to ends. Desirable high 'invisible' stretcher and 'standard-end' supports with reeded panel reserves , fitted with square brass box-cap castors . Reeded edge to top, reeded stretcher, reeded legs and reeded mould decoration. The twin drop-flap ends each fitted with double 'fly' bracket supports, opening to form a completely flat and true surface. Excellent original colour and patination, in entirely untouched original condition. The drawer fronts fitted with bone 'diamond' escutcheons,a feature which alludes to a north of England origin , whilst the grade and choice of timber ,quality of design and construction,all point to a possible 'Gillows' of Lancaster attribution. A wonderful table which combines function, elegance of design and practicality. As well as a centre or reception room table, could also be used as either a writing,drawing or dressing table , with the high stretcher allowing for use with a chair and providing ample leg-room. Cleaned and waxed , some minor marks to top commensurate with age and use.(Key). W(closed) 36" x (open) 60" x D 25.5" x H 28". England c. 1800
Ref: MLPS 147
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Early C19th Regency period 'blonde' tortoiseshell oblong tea-caddy.
Early C19th Regency period 'blonde' tortoiseshell oblong tea-caddy. Of canted-corner sarcophagus form, with concave-moulded stepped 'pagoda' style lid , inset with a vacant oblong silver tablet initial plaque. The pale figured turtle-shell veneered panels divided by silver stringing.The front fitted with a decorative shaped silver escutcheon plate, the whole raised on silver-plated ball feet. The interior fitted with twin lidded compartments, the interiors partially retaining their original tin-foil lining. The removable interior lids fitted with their original turned ivory knobs. The inside of the lid lined with the original pale pink velvet, whilst both the rims of the lid and the base are veneered in ivory. Fitted with original lock , lacking key.

The word caddy is derived from the Chinese word "Kati", which is the measure of weight by which tea was sold. The purpose of the twin compartments was to provide spaces for both black Indian tea and green China tea, and to enable them to be mixed to taste.

Excellent colour to the well-figured pale 'blonde' turtle/tortoiseshell veneers, with a warm amber hue.

In exceptionally good original condition , with only tiny fragmented chips to the upper corners of the stepped lid.
No damage or repairs to the hinges.

W 7"
D 4"
H 6"
England c. 1820
Ref: ML1512
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Early C19th Regency period carved gilt-wood framed convex mirror.
Early C19th Regency period carved gilt-wood framed convex mirror . Well-carved gilt-wood frame mirror of impressive scale with eagle-surmounted top .In good original condition with no losses or repairs to carving . Leaf-carved /foliate top with carved foliate and 'c' scroll apron to base , the eagle with outstretched wings perched on a plinth with a rock-work pedestal. The convex plate with original mercury silvering showing some nicely 'foxed'/blackened aged areas. The moulded-edge cavetto frame surround with applied sphere decoration , and inset with an ebonised and reeded slip. Some minor rubbing to gilding , but overall with a pleasing and sympathetically-aged mellow patina and finish.
H(overall)54 "
Dia.30 "
England c.1820
Ref: MLA 151
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Early C19th Regency period carved statuary marble fire-surround tablet of classical design , probably depicting Cybele.
Early C19th Regency period carved statuary marble fire-surround tablet of classical design , probably depicting Cybele .

Well-executed deeply carved white marble panel depicting the Greek goddess Cybele with her chariot and lion , raising a ritual cup of wine. The Greek goddess Cybele was a cult followed by the Romans and a Temple was constructed on Palatine Hill in her honour . Cybele was the mistress of wild nature (symbolised by her constant companion , the lion) a healer, the goddess of fertility and Protectress in time of war.

Smart marble tablet in excellent condition , mounted on a wooden panel back .

H 7"
W 15"
D 2"
England c.1820
Ref: ML 1611
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Early C19th Regency period gilt-wood 3-plate over-mantel mirror .
Early C19th Regency period gilt-wood 3-plate over-mantel mirror. Good compact-scale classically-decorated mirror in exceptional original condition . Central circular hand-bevelled plate with garlanded surround and 'sun ray' borders, flanked by rectangular bevelled mirror plates. Flat fluted pilaster uprights with Corinthinian capital tops , classical flower-design motifs dividing the 3-panel frieze decorated with classical figures around a central Temple . The stepped cornice with applied sphere decoration ,'lambs-tongue' carving beneath a 'rope-twist ' and bead moulding and a flat top .
Good original gilded finish of 'soft',aged patina , with some sympathetic wear showing traces of pink/red ground. Clean ,silvered plates to the mirrors.
Original back ,with re-papered finish .
A good classically-inspired mirror which would bring style and light to a period room setting.
W (extreme) 56"
H 38"
Central mirror 21" Dia.
Side plates 8" x 25"
England c.1810
Ref: MLC 159
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Early C19th Regency period gilt-wood overmantel mirror .
Early C19th Regency period gilt-wood overmantel mirror . The frame decorated with carved 'split-reel' design moulding with decorative leaf-carved corners . The concave channelled frame terminating in blocks to the uprights .

Good original gilding throughout . The original back with oak panels .
Clean mirror plate , possibly an old replacement .

A good scale mirror of pleasing simple design .

W 68"
D 3"
H 42"
England c.1820
Ref: ML 167
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Early C19th Regency period 'japanned' tin-ware tray.
Early C19th Regency period 'japanned' tin-ware tray.

Cartouche-shaped tin-plate tray with 'japanned' high gloss lustre finish and a simple classical gilt border of 'Greek-key' design . The edges with pressed 'handles' also with gilt detail.

Almost certainly produced in central England in the Wolverhampton and Bilston region , which was an important centre for the manufacture of japanned ware from the early part of the 19th century .

In good original condition with some blemishes and minor areas of corrosion . The gilt decoration rubbed in some areas commensurate with age and wear.

H 18"
W 24"
D 1.5"
England c.1820
Ref: ML 1611
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Early C19th Regency period mahogany armchair.
Early C19th Regency period mahogany armchair .Sabre legs with reeded frame and well carved splat. Drop-in seat re-upholstered in self-patterned black woven fabric. Shaped swept arms with paterae decoration. Good colour and grade of timber , no breaks or repairs. Long deep seat , ideal desk or reading/library chair .England c.1815 . H(back)34" x W 20" x Seat depth 21 "
Ref: MLJ 22
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