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Impressive pair of late C19th French bronze vase-bodied lamps of classical design .
Impressive pair of late C19th French bronze vase-bodied lamps of classical design. Tapering ovoid vase bodies with all-round relief cast decoration of dancing classical maidens or nymphs and a running 'Greek-key' type decoration ,taking it's inspiration from antiquity. The fixed cover tops each with twin entwined serpent handles and fluted detailing . Raised upon fluted square socle bases with twin steps and concave corners, and with fluted and wreath-cast decoration .
Adjustable height bulb-stems with acorn finial shade holders.

Excellent colour ,patina and quality , possibly by the Ferdinand Barbedienne Foundry ,Paris, but unmarked or signed.

Executed in the style and manner of the C18th French sculptor Claude-Michel Clodion (1738-1814)
Minor rubbing to handles.
Good quality period-style fittings , can be re-wired to clients specification.
(The pleated silk-lined shades are included)

H(body) 19"
H(overall) 33"
W (handles) 9"
Base 6" sq.
France c. 1880
Ref: ML1603
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Large and impressive pair of late C19th/early C20th French gilt-metal mounted marble vases in the Louis XVI style.
Large and impressive pair of late C19th/early C20th French gilt-metal mounted marble vases in the Louis XVI style.

Caramel-coloured marble bodied vases with well-cast gilt bronze mounts raised on square section bases. Of good large scale and proportions, with well-chosen figured marble bodies and intricate mounts . The sides with horned goat or rams-head mounts , whilst the lateral cast leaf band has a central mask motif . The bodies with swags of flower-head design, the tapering body is held in a feathered or 'fleched' mount onto a spreading socle foot . Cast wreath rings to the bases and cast finials to the fixed 'lid' tops.

The metal mounts having a subtle aged patina .

Excellent original condition with no damage or repairs.

Over-sized pair of decorative vases with dramatic visual impact.

H 22"
W 8"
D 8"
France c.1900
Ref: ML 1702
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Large C19th bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze statue of "Diane de Gabies" after the antique
Large C19th bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze statue of "Diane de Gabies" after the antique.Great scale, wonderful patina and consistent colour, a superior quality casting in fine detail of this iconic sculpture. Depicting the goddess Artemis, the original marble statue was discovered during excavations in 1792 by the entrepreneur,dealer and antiquarian, Gavin Hamilton on the property of the Prince Borghese at Gabi, near Rome . In 1807 the sculpture was sold to Napoleon and was thence exhibited in the Louvre ,Paris, where it remains today .Named by the Greeks as Artemis , and called Diana in the Roman world ,the beautiful virgin goddess of hunting and wild nature is depicted standing in contrapposto position supported against a tree stump, dressed in a loose robe or 'chiton' ,buttoned at the shoulder,together with strapped Grecian sandals . The figure stands upon a separate and associated ebonised fluted-column support with carved ionic capital top.(Although purchased with the statue ,would obviously sell figure without column) Bears a scripted foundry mark "Stradelli" to rear of integral square base. H. (of bronze) 31 " . Overall H. on column 76 ". Italy c. 1870
Ref: MLS 141
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Large C19th George IV period rosewood double-sided desk-top bookcase / book-carrier.
Large C19th George IV period rosewood double-sided desk-top bookcase / book-carrier . Good scale book-carrier of heavy quality with turned balustrade divisions and bobbin-turned carrying handles. 'S' scroll support ends and raised on flattened bun feet, remnants of old baize to bottom of base. (can be re-lined in a colour of choice). Very good clean condition ,good dense timber. Useful and practical addition to a library or use as a desk centre-piece. W 19" x D 17" x H 13". England c 1825
Ref: MLF 1311
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Large C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir statue after the antique, of "Venus of Capua".
Large C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze statue, after the antique, of the "Venus of Capua".

The Venus of Capua , named after its place of discovery at the ruins of an ancient amphitheatre in Capua, southern Italy , is now on display in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale , Naples, Italy. A Roman study of the Greek goddess Aphrodite , the cult of Venus continued throughout the Roman period where she came to symbolise Rome's Imperial power. Like her Greek counterpart ,Aphrodite, Venus was intimately associated with love and beauty. The statues pose arising from originally holding a shield , the image of the Goddess portrays the desirability of military success and civic peace. Her foot is shown atop the helmet of Ares , God of War, and combines sexual allure and martial symbolism.

Good large-scale bronze reduction copy probably produced by Chiurazzi Foundry , Naples. The detailed cast decoration around the base is typical of the works from this celebrated foundry ,who were prolific producers of bronzes ,after the antique, for sale to 'Grand Tourists' , museums and educational institutions .

Consistent dark patina with hints of both green and brown hues .

H 24
W 10"
D 10"
Italy , Naples c.1880
Ref: ML 1610
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Large early C20th decorative Islamic design hanging lantern /'Mosque' lamp.
Large early C20th decorative Islamic design hanging lantern /'Mosque' lamp. Patinated pierced steel ovoid-shaped lantern fitted with 4 hanging chains ,and shaped wrought hanging hook. Finials to top and bottom , fitted with a hinged and chained closure /access door.

No losses or damage.

Highly decorative Middle Eastern or Mamluk style lantern to create a dramatic and exotic statement to an interior.

H 28"
W 12"

Probably Turkey or Syria c.1920
Ref: ML166
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Large early C20th Italian turned alabaster tazza/bowl
Large early C20th Italian turned alabaster tazza/bowl . Good scale deep-bowled tazza raised on turned circular socle base and stepped foot . Moulded-edge rim . Cream stone with nice subtle veining and figuring.
No damage, chips or repairs.
(Shells not included)

H 9"
W 12"
Italy c.1920
Ref: ML156
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Large early C20th palm-wood 'dug-out' mortar or planter.
Large early C20th palm-wood 'dug-out' mortar or planter.

Interesting hollowed-out palm-tree base jardiniere or mortar. Has a rounded edge top and drainage hole to the base. Shows the open grain growth of the tropical palm , has a weathered surface but a good pale lustre and patina .

Very nice smooth tactile finish , a smart sculptural object or planter.

H 22"
W 16"
D 16"
Middle East , probably Egypt c.1920

Ref: ML 1702
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Large early C20th patinated spelter study of a lion after Thomas Francois Cartier.
Large early C20th patinated spelter (white-metal) study of a lion after Thomas Francois Cartier. Realistically modelled study of a snarling male lion standing upon a naturalistically-cast 'rocky' base. Some losses to gilt on rear flanks (shown), but no damage or repairs. Thomas Francois Cartier was born in Marseilles ,France 1879-1943 .He studied under Georges Gardet and specialised in lion and big cat studies, which were cast both in bronze and white-metal(as in this example).The sculptor has captured both the majesty and ferocity of the beast in this impressively scaled study. Impressed signature to edge of base. Impressed to rear "Copyright-Cy De-J.B 1909" W 23" x H 12" x D 9". France c. 1910
Ref: MLTH 141
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Large late C19th /early C20th cast verdigris bronze classical-style lion's-mask door knocker.
Large late C19th/early C20th cast verdigris bronze classical-style lion's-mask door knocker.

Important-looking bronze lion mask back-plate door knocker with cast reeded circular wreath 'clapper' . Excellent detailed bronze casting with a smart verdigris patination .

Has achieved a nice degree of wear/colour to the end of the lion's nose through polishing and due to its tactile nature and attraction .

Superb and practical piece of door furniture which has real presence and would provide a great impression and create a stunning statement to a grand entrance.

H (overall) 10"
H(mask) 9"
W 10"
D 2.5"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1611
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Large late C19th /early C20th Italian Capodimonte porcelain owl lamp with glass eyes
Large late C19th/early C20th Italian Capodimonte porcelain owl lamp or night-light ,with glass eyes. Well-modelled bird in quizzical pose shown perched on tree stump. Needs re-wiring , slight chip to one ear. Good large example with underglaze blue factory mark to base (crowned N ).

H 20"
Base dia 8".
Italy c 1900
Ref: MLB138
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Large late C19th Chinese carved hardwood figure group.
Large late C19th Chinese carved hardwood figure group.

Superbly detailed carved hardwood group with a central sage or Shou-Xing God of longevity and old-age figure and boy surmounted and surrounded with auspicious symbols . The tall sage or god figure carrying a laden staff and a symbolic peach bough signifying immortality, held across his body . The boy grasping him , proffering an auspicious bat in his hands , a symbol of good fortune . To the side stands a crane , symbolising longevity, whilst to the base are symbolic pines , whose qualities of durability and hardiness are held in high esteem in Chinese culture.

All the elements symbolising good luck , good fortune , longevity , fortitude and good health .

The figures with carved-bone eye and teeth detail.

Excellent rich colour, patina and colour.
In good original condition.

H 26"
W 9"
D 7"
China c.1890
Ref: ML 1702
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Large late C19th/early C20th colour print after Rembrandt "The Sampling Officials".
Large late C19th/ early C20th colour print after Rembrandt "The Sampling Officials".

Copy of one Rembrandt's most celebrated works , also referred to as "The Syndics of the Drapers' Guild" , the original oil painting (completed in 1662) is a group portrait of the syndicate of the Amsterdam Drapers Guild whose job was to evaluate the quality of fabric offered by weavers to the guild members. The exception is the man wearing calotte in the back who is a servant. Here the gathered members are shown examining cloth .

The original painting was commissioned by the Guild for their Guild Hall that housed it until the early 1770s. The Sampling Officials is among the greatest treasures of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

In good clean condition, set behind it's original glass and shown in its original ebonised wooden frame. No fading .

Has facsimile signature and date top right hand side.

Probably produced by "The Medici Society" , fine art printers , London.

H 29"
W 41"
D 2"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1702
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Large late C19th/early C20th Moorish-design silvered-brass hall lantern.
Large late C19th/early C20th Moorish-design silvered-brass hall lantern. Hexagonal form with facetted projecting corners , 'cushion' glazed panel sides and finial decorations . Fitted with a 3-light hanging pendant ,accessed through hinged side-panel door. Chased and pierced design to 'crown' top and finials. Good condition all around with no damage to glass panels , the metal having achieved a nice mellow patination . A bold decorative statement which has been re-wired, PAT-tested and is ready to hang. .H 34" x W 24". North Africa c .1900
Ref: MLBO1111
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Large mid C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vase.
Large mid C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vase. Impressively-scaled ,highly-decorative vase painted with the bold colours and gilding of the Imari pattern and palette. Of tapering octagonal form , with peony and chrysanthemum-type flower-head design decorated body with vignette panels of vines, grapes and 'Oriental' fantasy landscapes. Striking combination of design and colours ,with strong cobalt blues, reds, gold and with green highlights.
A stunning 'tour-de-force' example of Japanese porcelain at its most exuberant and flamboyant best.

Wonderful decorative vase , which alternatively could be fitted and wired as a lamp-base.

No cracks or damage to the body , minor historic repair to one facet of the raised neck(shown).
H 25"
Dia.(widest) 17"
Japan c.1860
Ref: ML1602
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Large mid-C19th mahogany 2 section library bookcase.
Large mid-C19th mahogany 2 section library bookcase.

Double-height divided open library bookcase raised on a plinth base with flared cornice to the upper section . Fitted throughout with fully adjustable 'ladder-rack' shelving . The top section of shallow depth , having probably been reduced in proportion at some point in its history . The sides of the bookcase being stained and polished pine as often the case in furniture of this type and period , thus imitating the mahogany of the rest of the piece .

Good quality timber, with a pleasing faded mellow colour .
All original shelves and back-boards.

Constructed to 2 parts for ease of movement and transportation .

**NB. The top section is very shallow and suitable for only for novels and paperback books or for display. See measurements below.

H (overall) 108"
W (extreme) 68"
Depth (base) 11". Shelves 10"
Depth (top) 6.5" . Shelves 5.5"
H (base) 42"
H (top) 66"
England c.1850


Ref: ML 1610
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Large pair C19th Minton Parian-ware classical groups.
Large pair C19th Minton Parian-ware classical groups. "Ariadne on the Panther" (after the original by Johann Heinrich von Dannecker completed in 1824 ), and "Una and the Lion" modelled by John Bell for Mintons. Impressive scale and nice condition (both have very minor damage to finger-tips and toes), with impressed factory date codes and pattern numbers beneath. "Una" has a 'diamond' lozenge registration mark to top of base and 'John Bell' cartouche. Both goddesses depicted naked whilst clutching drapes, astride the backs of the felines standing upon naturalistic bases.
W 12" x H 15" x D 5" .
(Parian-ware being unglazed porcelain developed in the first quarter of C19th to imitate marble and taking its name from the pure white marble of the Greek island of Paros.) England c. 1850
Ref: MLBO 1311
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Large pair of C19th French Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted marble vases.
Large pair of C19th French Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted marble vases. Impressive scale 'breche violette'/ purple striated marble vases with well-cast ormolu mounts. Fixed 'lids' with berry finials ,shell-cast band, twin horned satyr-mask handles and floral garland swagged bodies. Raised on a stiff-leaf/feather cast support onto tapering foot and round marble base. Striking colour stone with subdued patinated ormolu bronze mounts. good condition with no breaks or repairs.
H 20" x W(handle to handle)8"
France c.1880
Ref: MLBO 1411
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Large pair of early C20th Chinese armorial style porcelain lamps , probably by Samson of Paris .
Large pair of early C20th Chinese armorial style porcelain lamps , probably by Samson of Paris.

Smart decorative pair of ovoid-bodied porcelain lamps of vase form ,decorated in C18th Chinese export 'famille rose' palette with armorial decoration . The fronts decorated with large heraldic device or 'coat-of-arms' to centre of body , decorated and gilded with floral sprig designs throughout . The reverse with a smaller armorial or heraldic cartouche , which depicts a leaping deer above a baronets bar .

Almost certainly made by the firm of Edme Samson et Cie of Paris, France , who specialised in producing accurate copies of this type of porcelain in imitation of both important C18th Chinese and European porcelain .

Raised on square bases with fluted socles and mounted in gilded and lacquered brass plinths . The fixed domed 'lids' with original brass lamp fittings . The sides with elaborate leaf-wrapped twin scrolled handles.

In first-class perfect condition .
Can be rewired to clients specification (included in price).

H 19"
W 9"
D 9"
France c. 1920
Ref: ML 1610
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Large pair of early C20th Dutch-style patinated brass 6-branch ceiling lights in C17th taste.
Large pair of early C20th Dutch-style patinated brass 6-branch ceiling lights in C17th taste.

Useful pair of C17th period style 6-arm brass chandelier light fittings with candle-style 'drip-pan' and knozzle lamps. Traditional Dutch or Flemish style lights with turned and ball stem centres ,with ring bases and elaborately shaped scroll arms , fitted with suspension chains and ceiling rose caps.

Wired ready for use .

H 18"
W 28"
D 28"
England c.1920
Ref: ML 1701
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