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C19th Anglo- Indian ebonised octagonal table with ivory-inlaid top.
C19th Anglo-Indian ebonised octagonal table with ivory- inlaid top. Well-carved ebonised teak example, the shaped top with fruiting vines to border and fine floriate-style ivory inlay to centre (minor losses). Folding and hinged octagonal base with pierced and carved vine-leaf design panels and well-carved uprights. Punjab or Kashmir regions of Northern India .
H. 25"
Dia.25" .
India c.1890.
Ref: MLBO141
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C19th Anglo-Indian carved padouk or rosewood table centre-piece/flower-stand
C19th Anglo-Indian carved padouk or rosewood table centre-piece/flower-stand. Well-carved table-centre feature decoration with triple caparisoned elephant-head supports incorporating bone eyes and tusks .Recessed top 'bowl' above intricately-carved platform base and stylised claw feet. All complete, in excellent condition.
India c. 1870
H 18" x Dia (top) 10" x Dia (base) 15"
Ref: MLMC 1501
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C19th Anglo-Indian ebony , porcupine quill and ivory rectangular desk-top book-stand.
C19th Anglo-Indian ebony , porcupine-quill and ivory rectangular desk-top book-stand.

Ceylonese book-rack in excellent original condition , constructed with an ebony frame with turned ebony pilasters to the corners, the frame containing porcupine-quill spindles , the whole inlaid with ivory 'dot' inlay and stained red ivory designs and roundels.

Raised on miniature turned bun feet .

The production of such porcupine-quill wares was centred on the Galle District in the south-west of the island of Ceylon at this period , producing a huge variety of objects and furniture. At the Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 , firms such as D.F.De Silva showed a variety of such wares.

In excellent undamaged and original condition.

A smart, practical and highly-decorative desk accessory.

H 5"
W 17"
D 6"
Ceylon c.1880
Ref: ML 169
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C19th Art Nouveau style satinwood display cabinet
C19th Art Nouveau style satinwood display cabinet . Inlaid with stylised 'Glasgow School' type motifs in wood and metal .String chequer inlay and 3 panes of dimpled glass to upper door , standing on shaped feet. Very clean condition and nice colour. Probably by Wylie and Lochhead ,Glasgow. H 66" x D 14" x W 36" overall x Door in centre W 19" (key). Scotland c .1890
Ref: MLB65
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C19th Baltic Empire design gilt-wood pier mirror
C19th Baltic Empire-design gilt-wood pier mirror. Brightly gilded frame of impressive scale and good carved detail with architectural pediment top and lyre detail to break-front frieze panel . Foliate-capped , fluted half-columns to uprights .Original 'sparkly' mercury mirror-plate with subtle grey colour.
H 72"
W 36".
Sweden c.1830
Ref: ML 90
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C19th brass-bound mahogany military officer's campaign chest of drawers.
C19th brass-bound mahogany military officer's campaign chest of drawers. Excellent quality 2-part military chest of drawers standing on original detachable turned feet. Attractive and practical drawer arrangement with brass counter-sunk handles and 'Bramah'-type circular brass key escutheons (no key). Heavy-quality brass corners and strapping throughout. The mahogany-lined drawers with cedar-wood bottoms. One drawer base stamped in multiple places with a cabinet-makers mark "R.Gurnsey ", whilst the rear of one drawer stamped "J.Tong" probably his apprentice.

The chest also bears numerous paper retailers labels for "J.W.Randall & Co." of Chatham . The significance of this being the siting of the expansive Naval dock-yards at Chatham, Kent, where military officers would have embarked for overseas duty and acquired chests like this and other campaign furniture for their use during service.

Good mellow , golden patina , in overall excellent condition with some minor marks and scratches commensurate with age, use and purpose.
Cleaned and waxed ready to use.
H 41"
W 40"
D 18"
England c. 1870
Ref: MLTH 155
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C19th brass-bound mahogany umbrella/stick-stand of semi-circular form.
C19th brass-bound mahogany umbrella/stick-stand of semi-circular form . Good quality mahogany flat-back ribbed-form section stand. Deep-moulded weighted base for stability, integral open shaped carrying handle to top of rear. Bound with quality brass bands which provide a striking contrast to the rich mahogany body. Fitted with a loose /removable 'jappaned' tin liner with folding carrying loops. Excellent rich colour and patina. Waxed and cleaned ready to use. Minor old knocks and bruising commensurate with age ,use and purpose.
A useful and smart piece of furniture to grace a hall-way or boot-room.
(Note: Identical model sold Bonhams ,New Bond St., London 03/06/2015 Lot 246 £3000)
H 33"
W 13"
D 8"
England c.1870
Ref: Ml 156
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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
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C19th bronze figure "Venus de Milo "
Late C19th bronze figure "Venus de Milo ". Inscribed on base 'Musee du Louvre' and name plaque to front . Good large-scale image.
Rich/dark patination . H 39 "
Ref: ML 103
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C19th bronze statuette of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
C19th bronze statuette of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. On white marble plinth base with neo-classical gilt-metal wreath motif , the Emperor is portrayed in classic imperious pose. Good detail showing medal honours and military uniform. Dark patina with some minor rubbed highlights. H 9". c.1870
Ref: Ml 138
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C19th carved "Black Forest" study of the 'Lion of Luzern'
C19th carved "Black Forest" study of the 'Lion of Luzern'. A 'Grand Tour' souvenir carved in linden wood ( lime ), based upon the stone lion monument in Luzern , Switzerland. The memorial is dedicated to the memory of the Swiss Guard who were massacred in 1792 whilst protecting the French Royal Family in the Tuileries Palace, Paris, during the Revolution on August 10th. The inscription along the base translates as "To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss" and taken from the original massive stone monument. The mortally wounded lion is shown impaled by a spear ,covering a shield bearing the 'fleur de lys' of the French monarchy,whilst beside him is a shield bearing the Swiss coat-of-arms. The monument designed by the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldesen ,was hewn in 1820-21 by Lukas Ahorn in a disused sandstone quarry near Lucerne (see photo below). Faded ,dry, pale patina ,with evidence of extinct wood-worm to reverse.
W 11" x D 4 " x H 5".
Switzerland c.1870
Ref: MLTH 148
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C19th carved hardwood Indian panel
C19th carved hardwood Indian panel.Finely carved padouk niche wall-hanging panel .Bombay . 12" x 18"
Ref: ML153
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C19th carved teak Indian or Burmese oval elephant- support table
C19th carved teak or padouk ,Indian or Burmese oval elephant-support centre table . Heavily and intricately carved top with mythical beasts, birds and foliate design . Standing on 4 caparison decorated carved elephant-head supports with ivory/bone tusks onto scrolled feet. Great rich colour , stunning quality deep carving and dense timber. Excellent condition . Top 36" x 22" H 25". India c 1870.
Ref: MLCA 139
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C19th carved white statuary marble bust of "Flora" .
C19th carved white statuary marble bust of "Flora". Beautifully carved marble study of the Roman mythological goddess of flowers and the season of Spring, a symbol for nature and flowers. In Greek mythology she was known as the nymph "Chloris" .This elegant study shows the goddess dressed in a loose toga or shoulder-buttoned 'chiton', with a garland of flowers around her head, her hair tied back in a ribbon . She bears a serene, calm expression ,with a hint of a smile playing on her lips. Mounted on the original turned socle base , and with carved open "hollow" back. The reverse bears a signature for Edward Hodges Baily R.A ,(sic "E.H.Baily R.A" ) but despite the undoubted quality of the sculpture , we believe this to be a later inscription . (E.H.Baily 1788-1867 was a renowned sculptor of Bristol origin , whose works included the study of Nelson for the column in Trafalgar Square, London.) The sculpture has spent some recent years outside beneath a garden loggia ,and has acquired some weathering and a minor repaired chip to both the socle rim and to a ribbon to the back of her hair onto the neck. Importantly no deep damage to the surface has occurred and the face in particular, retains a smooth polished finish .Would work equally as well as an interior piece ,as it would in an orangery, conservatory or garden setting.
H 24" x W 20" x D 10"
England c. 1840
Ref: MLAC 1412
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C19th cast bronze model of a pacing lion after a model by Giambologna.
C19th cast bronze model of a pacing lion after a model by Giambologna. Superbly modelled variant study of a pacing male lion cast after an illustrious sculpture by the Renaissance master (1529-1608). Great detail and poise , with shaggy mane detail and swept tail .Good consistent patina and colour. A variant of a bronze study shown in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello , Florence ,Italy.

L 5"
D 2"
H 3"
Italy c. 1820
Ref: MLFB 149
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C19th cast-lead lion's mask wall-fountain roundel
C19th cast-lead lion's mask wall-fountain roundel. Well-defined cast lead lion's mask of good size and scale ,designed as a wall-fountain/water-feature for garden ,orangery or interior use. The powerfully depicted lion with an open mouth having a hole for the water spout or source. Good cast detail to the mane , eyes , teeth and nose. Has been manufactured with 4 holes to the surround to enable wall fixing and mounting .

In excellent condition , with a lightly-weathered patina. Some minor discolouration from the previous fixings around the mounting holes.

Highly decorative wall-mask which would work equally well in an interior or exterior setting as a fountain or simply a decorative object.
Dia. 16"
Depth 5"
England c.1860

Ref: ML1512
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C19th Central European burr-elm framed wall mirror .
C19th Central European burr-elm framed wall mirror. Good scale Beidermeier period burr-elm veneered rectangular 'bevelled' frame surround , with moulded ebony interior slip. Replacement mirror plate and back-board. No damage to well-figured mellow coloured veneers. Good strong, simple and restrained design.
H 36"
W 33"
D 3".
France or Germany c.1830
Ref: MLJH 146
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C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardinière stand
C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardinière stand. Nice quality hongmu stand on carved quadruple supports with rouge/pink marble inset top. Carved edge with shaped brackets carved with flower-heads, carved under-tier. Good colour and excellent condition.
Hj 24"
Dia.(top)10 ".
China c.1890.
Ref: MLJM145
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C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top miniature jardinière stand
C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top miniature jardinière stand. Nice quality low hongmu stand/table with carved flower and bird decoration .Inset rouge/pink marble-top with flower-carved edge. Quadruple carved shaped supports united by carved stretcher. Excellent colour and condition. Would make a great wine/drinks table. H .14 "
Dia.(top)11 ".
China c. 1890.
Ref: MLJM 145
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C19th 'Chinese Chippendale'-style mirror
C19th 'Chinese Chippendale'-style mirror.Carved wood frame with silvered gesso finish . Stylish quality mirror with pagoda top .H 54" W 30"
Ref: ML 164
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