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Early C20th 6" celestial globe by Philips, London
Early C20th 6" celestial globe by Philips, London. On ebonised beech stand with nicely patinated brass arm .Labelled "Philips Popular Magnitudes Celestial Globe, Fleet St . London" Dia 6" x H 11 ". England c. 1920.
Ref: MLC 613
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Early C20th Adam-style carved gilt-wood and gesso framed mirror of neo-classical design.
Early C20th Adam-style carved gilt-wood and gesso framed mirror of neo-classical design .

Impressive C18th style Robert Adam design wall mirror of good large scale with an elaborate neo-classical style frame. The top featuring central fluted-body vase with foliate and flower-head scrolling detail. The sides with trailing carved leaf and flower-head details and the base with conforming detailed frieze . The oblong mirror plate framed with a double border of carved detail .

The Scottish-born architect and designer Robert Adam (1728-1792) , was a leading exponent of neo-classical design during the late C18th , and his schemes and designs can be seen gracing many of England's greatest county-houses, including Syon Park , Kedleston , Croome Court and Harewood House.

In excellent condition with no losses or damage . The gilt with an aged patina .
The mirror plate with clear , silvered surface .

H 55"
W 24"
D 2"
England c.1920
Ref: ML 1612
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Early C20th Anglo-Indian carved ebony elephant lamp-base.
Early C20th Anglo-Indian carved ebony elephant lamp-base. Amusing ebony lamp featuring an elephant beneath a fronded palm or banana tree. Carved from solid ebony ,5 shaped leaves, the tree-trunk lamp-holder onto shaped ebony base. The well-carved elephant with ivory/bone tusks and toe-nails. Rich, glossy patina. Can be re-wired to clients specification.
H 15 "
W(of base)10".
India, possibly Ceylon c.1930
Ref: MLMJ 145
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Early C20th Art Deco period alabaster bowl hanging ceiling light.
Early C20th Art Deco period alabaster bowl hanging ceiling light. Fluted edge veined alabaster bowl with tapering stepped section base. Fitted bronzed metal roundels , and stylish bronzed metal suspension chains. Complete with bronzed metal ceiling 'rose' fitment. Diameter of bowl 20" x Depth 4" x Height from ceiling 32". No damage .French or Italian c 1920.
Ref: MLMC 141
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Early C20th Art Deco period gilt-bronze female nude figurine by Paul Philippe.
Early C20th Art Deco period gilt-bronze female nude figurine by Paul Philippe (1870-1930). Stylish nude study in athletic pose with outstretched arms standing on the balls of her feet, upon a 2-piece portor marble and onyx circular base . A study known as "L'Eveil " ("Awakening "). Signed to base of bronze in script "Philippe ". Some minor rubbing /discolouration to gilding. H 16" .France c.1930
Ref: MLDQ 146
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Early C20th Art-Deco period silver-plated patent "recipe" cocktail-shaker.
Early C20th Art-Deco period silver-plated patent "recipe"cocktail-shaker . Well-designed and rare shaker with 'twist action' recipe for cocktail mixes. Features 15 cocktail recipes and lists their ingredients and measures . Cap measure , strainer in lid and gilt interior. 4-piece construction. Good condition , with no dents , minor wear to silver-plate. Patented mark to base. A stylish and functional Art-Deco accessory .

For a similar example see Simon Khachadourian "The Cocktail Shaker" pub. London 2000.p.98 (An example sold Christie's 'Style and Spirit' 24/11/2015 Lot no. 168 1500 )
H 11".
England c. 1930
Ref: MLTH 149
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Early C20th brass-framed glass-topped console table of Empire design.
Early C20th brass-framed glass-topped console table of Empire design .

Stylish reeded brass-frame console table with crossed-arrow Empire-style decoration joined with a cast circular floral-design boss. Good lightly verdigris and aged bronze patina with polished highlights.

The top with recessed glass plate.

In excellent condition, with no damage or losses.

H 30"
W 40"
D 13"
England c. 1920
Ref: ML 1703
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Early C20th bronze bust of Cassius.
Early C20th bronze bust of Cassius. Signed and dated bronze study of the Roman General, philosopher and senator Gaius Cassius Longinus (85 BC-42 BC ) .Cassius was a leading instigator in the plot to assassinate Julius Caesar in an act of tyrannicide on 'The Ides of March' 44 BC ,and later led a rebellion in an attempt to seize power with Brutus .He died at the hands of his 'freedman' Pindarus, whom he ordered to kill him when he perceived his rebellious plot to grab control of The Empire and proclaim himself 'Imperator' had failed , and he was buried at Thasos . Inscribed to front "CASSIUS" and to rear "W. Fassbinder ,Koln 1908". Good patination . Powerful head and shoulders study with draped toga, head faced to 'sinister'(ie. looking to his left) raised on square block base .In Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', Cassius is described as follows " Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much, such men are dangerous". A expression that the sculptor has captured in this strong image . H 12.5". Cologne, Germany 1908.
Ref: MLPS 139
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Early C20th carved gilt-wood Venetian rococo style cresting rail/ bed-head board.
Early C20th carved gilt-wood Venetian rococo-style cresting rail or bed-head board. Flamboyant carved and gilded head-board with c-scroll and 'rock-work' detail above panelled base .
Minor loss to tip of central finial , and some over-paint.

Bold decorative statement.
W 72"
H 34"
D 3"
Italy c.1920
Ref: ML 167
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Early C20th charcoal and pencil study of a bust of Julius Caesar in oak frame of 'Grand Tour' interest.
Early C20th charcoal and pencil study of a bust of Julius Caesar in oak frame of 'Grand Tour' interest.

Well-executed study of the Roman Emperor depicted in his middle age taken from a carved marble bust .

Signed and dated in ink to lower right corner."E.J.Simpkin 1911".

Mounted in it's contemporary cavetto-moulded section frame.

Some minor "foxing" and staining from damp.

H 27"
W 20"
D 1.5"
England c.1911
Ref: ML 168
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Early C20th Chinese brass-mounted hardwood spice or medicine cabinet
Early C20th brass-mounted Chinese hardwood spice or medicine cabinet .Well-carved 2 door cabinet with fall-front cupboard below with loop handles..The double doors with carved bird and fruit-tree decoration , opening to reveal 30 small drawers with brass pull handles all marked with Chinese characters/calligraphy .Fitted with brass embossed locks with bar-key, shaped and pierced brass hinges and decorative brass mounts .

Good rich colour and excellent condition.
A highly decorative and useful side cabinet of compact proportions.
H 36"
W 30 "
D 14".
China c. 1920
Ref: MLBO 146
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Early C20th Chinese hardwood open fret-work framed wall mirror with carved boxwood decoration .
Early C20th Chinese hardwood open fret-work framed wall mirror with carved boxwood decoration .

Stylish Chinese carved huali /rosewood framed mirror with interesting contrasting carved boxwood block vignettes featuring grass-hopper or cricket and foliage motifs. The open-fret frame centre with a quatrefoil shaped bevelled plate mirror . The top fitted with a decorative lacquered brass fretted 'hanging' bracket . The boarded back fitted with eyelets to enable concealed hanging .

Throughout Chinese history and culture , crickets have symbolised wisdom and prosperity ,and the singing of crickets revered . Crickets lay hundreds of eggs and their fertility coincides with the traditional Chinese belief that having many children is a symbol of vitality , happiness and abundance.

Of excellent colour and patina and in first-class condition .

H 30"
W 19"
D 1"
Mirror plate 18" x 18"
China c.1920
Ref: ML 1612
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Early C20th Chinese hardwood, lacquer and soapstone decorated side-cabinet.
Early C20th Chinese hardwood, lacquer and soapstone decorated side-cabinet. Very decorative and useful small cabinet with 2 doors and partially-fitted interior. Applied carved soapstone decoration of flowers ,fruit and scholars objects to lacquer panel doors and top decorated with landscape scene, the sides with lacquer panels. In excellent condition . H 32" x W 24" x D 13 "
Ref: MLBO 144
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Early C20th Chinese lacquer low 'coffee' table with decorative carved soap-stone top
Early C20th Chinese lacquer low 'coffee' table with decorative carved soap-stone top. Black and gold C18th design Chinese coffee or magazine table ,featuring colourful courtesan-style figures with a Tori (or Chinese gate)in a landscape, the inset panel top with carved soapstone and bone decoration. Raised on square-section shaped legs with gilded decoration to frame , the top with inset glass panel (replaced and in safety glass).Great decorative table to complement a period room setting , whilst a highly useful ,functional and stylish piece of furniture . Some minor chips to lacquer and wear commensurate with age and use, but overall a great decorative statement. The panel top in perfect condition with no losses. L 46" x D 18 " x H 18 ". China c. 1910.
Ref: MLJQ 142
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Early C20th 'Damascus' or Syrian 'mother- o'pearl '(nacre shell)and bone-inlaid side table or tabouret.
Early C20th 'Damascus' or Syrian 'mother-o' pearl' (nacre shell) and bone-inlaid side table or tabouret. Traditional design table of octagonal form with recessed panel top , constructed of hardwood and covered in geometric shell inlay. Minor losses to shell .Exotic addition to any interior and useful size. H 18 " Dia.13 ".Syria c 1920
Ref: MLLM 1311
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Early C20th framed black and white photograph of 'Grand Tour' interest , "Augustus Caesar Prima Porta".
Early C20th framed and glazed black and white photograph of 'Grand Tour' interest, "Augustus Caesar Prima Porta".


Professional-quality photograph of the marble sculpture on display in the Braccio Nuovo (New Wing) of the Vatican Museums , Rome , Italy.

Augustus (63 BC -14 AD) was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor .

The 2 metre high marble statue of Augustus Caesar was discovered in 1863 at the Villa of Livia at Primo Porta , near Rome.

In ebonised and gilt contemporary frame and set within arch-top gilt edged mount.
H 22"
W 16"
Italy c.1920
Ref: ML 166
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Early C20th French gilded-bronze based table or 'gueridon' with circular Travertine stone top.
Early C20th French gilded-bronze based table or 'gueridon' with circular Travertine stone top .

Smart Empire-inspired table with stylish inverted supports and shaped feet , united by a rope-twist ring base . The tops of the uprights with Romanesque ring handle detail.

The limestone cream-coloured Travertine circular top of well-chosen figured stone.

The gilded bronze base with an atmospheric aged patina . A stylish and chic table , with bold presence.

Possibly by the esteemed and highly-regarded firm of 'Maison Jansen' , Paris. The company renowned for its interpretation of Empire and 'Hollywood Regency' styles.

H 26"
W 25"
D 25"
France or Italy c.1920

Ref: ML 1702
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Early C20th French glass chandelier
Early C20th French glass chandelier .Striking coloured drops and nicely cut lozenge facets .An impressive scale 8-branch chandelier on gilded 'bird-cage' frame .All complete , no losses or damage. H 29" (not including rose or chain ) Dia 26". c.1920
Ref: ML 888
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Early C20th Indian bone-inlaid circular shisham wood table .
Early C20th Indian bone-inlaid circular shisham wood table.

Circular-topped table with inlaid central peacocks design ,the surrounding borders and edge with bone and ebony detailed inlay . The arcaded and panelled hinged and folding octagonal base with conforming bone inlay designs.

The underside of top with locating frame for base and with an original paper retailer's label.

In excellent condition with no losses to inlay.

H 18"
W 18"
D 18"
India c.1920
Ref: ML 1702
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Early C20th Italian alabaster column table-lamp .
Early C20th Italian alabaster column table-lamp.

Useful turned alabaster classical-style column lamp on block plinth base. The tapering shaft of the column decorated with 3 laurel-leaf embossed gilded brass bands . The stepped plinth base also with a conforming brass band . The top of the column with turned ring detail .

In excellent condition with no breaks , chips or repairs.

Can be re-wired to client's specification .

H 18"
D (base) 5"
W (base) 5"
Italy c. 1920
Ref: ML 1610
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