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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 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, 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 giltwood "sunburst" clock with silvered dial .
Early C20th French giltwood "sunburst" clock with silvered dial .

Decorative carved giltwood case fitted with a French clock movement. The silvered dial with an aged patina, marked with Roman numeral markings , outer minute ring and fitted with black steel hands. . The clock dial with carved wreath and beaded detail surround . The hinged door at the front fitted with a convex glass . The back with gilded brass hinged door with decorative piercing .

Minor chips to gilding but no breaks or losses.

Currently not in working order , can be serviced prior to purchase. Has key .

H 20"
W 20"
D 5"
Dial diameter 5"
France c.1920
Ref: ML 173
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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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Early C20th Italian carved alabaster table-lamp of classical urn form .
Early C20th Italian carved alabaster table-lamp of classical urn form .

Classical urn-shaped lamp with swollen and ribbed tapering body , turned top and stem ,mounted on a square block base .

Excellent condition , with no chips, breaks or repairs.

Can be re-wired to client's specification.

H 15"
W(base) 5"
D (base) 5"
Italy c.1920
Ref: ML 1610
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Early C20th Japanese 6-fold red and gold lacquer screen
Early C20th Japanese 6-fold red and gold lacquer screen.Decorated Geisha/pastoral scene withe aged crackle glaze finish .Good strong colours ,very decorative . Reverse decorated bamboo/peonies.H 72" W 108" Very good condition .
Ref: ML 80
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Early C20th leather-bound folding games board modelled as 2 volumes of books
Early C20th leather-bound folding games board modelled as 2 volumes of books .

Smart 'faux' books folding games board , the exterior tooled as a chequers/chess grid , whilst the interior is marked for back-gammon . Embossed and tooled on spines with "English Games" and " Vols 1 & 2 " . The ends finished with 'marbled' paper.

In faded 'country-house' condition , with wear commensurate with age and use. Crucially the hinged section is in good strong working order.
Complete with 2 conical leather dice shakers , dice , draughts and backgammon pieces. Also contains game instructions of the period.

Useful games board with eclectic 'faux' book bindings .
H 18" (Forms a board 36" X 20" open)
W 10"
D 3"
England c. 1920
Ref: ML 165
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Early C20th leather-on-oak brass bound shotgun cartridge magazine/carrying case.
Early C20th leather-on-oak brass bound shotgun cartridge magazine/carrying case. High-quality shotgun magazine case constructed from oak covered with stitched heavy-duty saddle leather and fitted with brass corner protectors , designed for x200 12-bore cartridge capacity. Fitted divisions to the interior with buckling internal adjustable leather straps. Screwed brass corners, brass lock and locking hasp ,with stitched and padded leather carrying-handle in excellent serviceable condition. The case further fitted with a lateral external security strap with tooled detail and brass buckle .
(No key to lock but fully functioning hasp/closure)
Embossed initials to lid "G.W.Y".

A great accessory for the shooting gentleman or lady ,with good dark ,rich, aged patina to both the leather and brass fittings. Marks and scars to leather commensurate with age, use and purpose.
The canvas-lined interior of the lid stamped with the retailers/manufacturers mark of "Finnigans Ltd, Manchester".

Perfect practical size for carrying spare ammunition for a days sport. Probably originally designed to be carried onto the train for the journey to the grouse moor , but today would fit well into the boot of the Range Rover or Bentley.
D 10"
W 13.5"
H 6 "
England c.1900
Ref: MLTH 1511
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Early C20th Royal Naval officer's bicorn hat, epaulettes and sword-belt in a fitted service tin.
Early C20th Royal Naval officer's bicorn hat, epaulettes and sword-belt in a fitted service tin. Naval officer's black 'beaver' cocked hat lined with white twilled silk .The upper edge of the hat is trimmed with black silk ribbon cockade ,decorated with single bullion loop ,button and tassels. The leather-lined epaulettes with gilt-metal fittings ,button and 'fouled anchor' wire decoration, trimmed with frogging. Together with patent leather sword belting with gilded buckle and clasp. All stamped and marked from service outfitters 'Gieves Ltd.' The velvet-lined 'jappaned' metal tin bearing makers armorial shield plaque 'Gieves' and inscribed "R.D.East R.N ". Together with a framed black-and-white photograph presumed to be the owner. All in excellent condition, some minor splits to belt leather. A highly decorative and historic set of Naval dress accessories. England c.1910
Ref: MLTH 148
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Early C20th Royal Worcester Porcelain jardiniere
Early C20th Royal Worcester Porcelain jardiniere.Enscripted "Gather ye roses while ye may". Decorated all over roses .Signed W.H.Austin .Date code 1919. Perfect condition . Dia 11" H 7"
Ref: ML 130
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Early C20th walnut demi-lune side table in the early Georgian period style.
Early C20th walnut demi-lune side table in the early Georgian period style. Faithful copy of an early C18th walnut side table constructed in the traditional period manner. Raised on shaped cabriole legs with leaf and hare-bell carving to the knee, and fitted with an oak-lined frieze drawer ,complete with pierced back-plate brass handle. Having been polished and finished to imitate the patina and wear of a period table. The cross-banded top with cross-grain moulded edge which had been made with shrinkage to simulate age.
The frieze inlaid with panels of double herringbone banding , again a feature consistent with a walnut table from the first quarter of the C18th. The half-round top with burr veneers in 'book-matched' opposing sections.
The top with some old marks and wear consistent with age and use .

Good piece of period style decoration of useful ,practical scale.

Excellent colour and patination, cleaned and waxed.
H 29"
W 35"
D 20"
England c.1900
Ref: ML1601
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Fascinating C19th Victorian folk-art 'scratch-built' whimsical diorama of the Jacobean mansion "Aston Hall" , Birmingham .
Fascinating C19th Victorian period folk-art 'scratch-built' whimsical diorama of the Jacobean manor "Aston Hall",Birmingham.

Three-quarter aspect view diorama of the facade and front terrace of "Aston Hall" , Birmingham ,England . Built using wood , paper and various coloured foils and seaweed elements , to form the impressive winged facade and front planted terrace of the Grade1-listed Jacobean red-brick manor constucted in 1618 for Sir Thomas Holte . Now open as a Museum.

Featuring the balustraded and turreted manor with its distinctive central clock tower. The foliage composed of seaweed or lichens , the stained-glass windows with coloured foil backs . Contained in a scratch-built wooden frame/case lined with vivid cobalt blue paper. Each corner with a 'tree' behind . The terrace with a central garden urn detail , flanked by a pair of 'planted' vases.

In good original condition with minor losses and natural aging throughout.

H 18"
W 27"
D 14"
England c. 1860



Ref: ML 1612
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