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Late C18th/early C19th George III period cast-iron strong-box.
Late C18th/early C19th George III period cast-iron strong-box.

Rare surviving example of a cast-iron strong-box from the late Georgian period with 2 original keys (one as spare) in good operating condition .
Fitted with a 3-lever/bolt action lock and fitted with an original brass knob to the lid .

Designed to store valuables and documents ,in order to protect from theft and fire .

Decorated to all 4 sides and lid with "beaded" panels and star-type corner motifs . Single-piece heavy-gauge lid with twin hinges, and centrally-positioned key escutcheon

The inside being plain and finished in its original 'red-wash'/ pink-painted finish . The base with stepped plinth .

Very heavy and well-constructed strong-box in excellent condition with original steel-grey finish .
Lacks brass hasp / lock cover.

Probably made by Coalbrookdale but not marked.

H 17"
W 18"
D 18"
England c.1810
Ref: ML 168
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Late C19th / early C20th "Cippolino" marble column .
Late C19th/early C20th "Cippolino" marble column. Superior quality Italian marble column/pedestal with strikingly-figured Greek or Italian "Cippolino " turned body . The 4 section multi-stepped plinth base with a contrasting purple-veined white turned 'breccia' marble foot which matches the 'breccia' turned top section supporting the vibrant green cipollino marble slab top. The well-turned stem with gently swollen and tapering body , this application of a convex curve is a term known as 'entasis' when referring to architectural form such as this .It is an indication of the quality and fore-thought of the mason who conceived this pedestal column.

Cipollina marble ("onion-stone") was a variety of marble used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans, quarried on the island of Euboea in Greece . Also found in Italy around Lucca , this green Cippolino Verde Apuano has a distinctive green /white crystalline vein. Cippolini marbles were used extensively in Rome during the Imperial period in villas , temples and for sculptural purposes.

Stunning combination of colours combining in a highly decorative column ,which would provide an important base for a bronze or marble sculpture.
H 45"
Top 7" sq
Base 11" sq
Italy c.1900
Ref: MLB 159
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Late C19th / early C20th Edwardian period brass-framed 4-glass hall lantern.
Late C19th/early C20th Edwardian period brass-framed 4-glass hall lantern .

Practical scale hall lantern with integral fitting and ceiling mount . The scroll 'cage' frame supporting a 4 panel square lantern . Fitted with 4 bevelled edged clear glass panels , each with a well-engraved star motif to their centre.

Excellent condition , with no chips or damage to glass.

H (overall)28"
H(lantern body) 11"
W 8"
D 8"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1610
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Late C19th / early C20th George I period style oblong walnut cabriole-legged stool
Late C19th /early C20th George I period style oblong walnut cabriole-legged stool . Well-executed copy of an early C18th walnut framed stool , raised on shapely cabriole legs onto pad feet. The knees carved with shell and husk detail decoration .

Made from a good dense grade of walnut timber which has achieved a period-style colour and patina.

Upholstered in machine-made tapestry material , could be re-covered in fabric of clients choice.
H 18"
W 22"
D 18"
England c.1880
Ref: ML 165
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Late C19th /early C20th Austro-Hungarian brass-framed agate casket .
Late C19th/early C20th Austro-Hungarian brass-framed agate casket.

Chic and bijou figured-agate panelled miniature trinket casket with finely-chased brass frame standing upon ball feet . Double-panelled front and rear sections , the top and base panel with bevelled edge detail . The front leading edge of the brass frame with shaped 'finger-plate'/grip for ease of opening .

Strikingly figured red/orange hardstone with nicely aged/patinated brass frame-work .

In excellent original condition with no damage , cracks or repairs .

H 1.75"
W 3.25"
D 2.25"
Austria, probably Vienna, c.1900
Ref: ML 1612
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Late C19th /early C20th carved mahogany candle-stand or torchere of Chippendale revival style .
Late C19th /early C20th carved mahogany candle-stand or torchere of Chippendale revival style.

Finely-carved accurate and faithful copy of an important George III Chippendale period candle-stand made in the reign of Edward VII. The single-piece dished circular top raised on a finely carved tapering fluted column with leaf-wrapped and wrythen knop detail , unto a carved tripod base with scroll detail and scrolled feet . The tops of the legs carved with trailing harebell flower-head detail .

Fine attention to detail a with rich ,dark colour and patina to the selected superior grade of mahogany .

The original design to support a candlestick or candelabra to light a room , but in addition , could be used for a lamp or to display porcelain .

In excellent condition , with no damage or repairs.

H 43"
W 10"
D 10"
England c.1900

Ref: ML 1612
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Late C19th /early C20th cast bronze scale model of an C18th cannon mounted upon wheeled carriage.
Late C19th/early C20th cast bronze scale model of an C18th cannon mounted upon wheeled carriage.

Well-detailed desk-top model of an C18th bronze cannon artillery piece ,mounted upon a bronze 'skeleton' carriage with stepped sides ,fitted with open spoked wheels . The open-ended cannon barrel with 4-ring detail , touch-hole and knop terminal. The wheels with pin detail for removal .

Heavy quality bronze casting, of good colour and patination .

H 4"
W 3"
D 9"
Barrel 8"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1612
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Late C19th /Early C20th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood 'Bonheur-du-jour'/ writing table and armchair
Late C19th/Early C20th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood 'Bonheur-du-jour'/ writing table and armchair . High quality 'hongmu' desk and matching "horse-shoe" back corner-type armchair. Panelled-top desk with detachable carved and pierced galleried 'super-structure' back with an arrangement of pigeon-holes,cupboard and drawers. Two-drawer frieze front with carved and pierced apron, the whole raised on shaped cabriole-type legs.( x 2 keys ) The chair with panelled seat , cross-stretcher support ,swept arms , twin splat-back and shaped outline seat. Both articles having a superb patina and in excellent condition . Desk W 36" x H(back)44" x D 22" . Chair W(arm to arm )24" x H(back) 34". China c.1900
Ref: MLHB 149
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Late C19th /early C20th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood'kang' table.
Late C19th /early C20th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood 'kang' table. Scroll/ended Chinese 'kang' or 'opium ' table with panelled top . Well-carved and pierced lateral friezes with stylised central design of dragons chasing the 'sacred pearl of wisdom' . The open ends with shaped moulding.
Carved detail to end of feet.

Has variance of colour due to sunlight exposure , but panel top has a rich, dark patina.

No breaks or losses.

Marks and wear commensurate with age and use.

Useful size and height for coffee or reception room table.
W 39"
D 18"
H 14"
China c.1900
Ref: ML165
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Late C19th Aesthetic movement writing table by Howard and Sons
Late C19th Aesthetic movement ebonised mahogany desk by Howard and Sons , Berners St ., London . .Great stylish top-quality table with simulated bamboo decoration with gilt highlights . Original tooled Morocco leather inset top and gilded gallery to back . Raised super-structure back with fitted drawers. Bears original paper label inside drawer and stamped "Howard & Sons , Berners St .LONDON ". W 44" H 37 "( 28" to writing surface ) D 28" . Untouched original condition .England c 1885.
Ref: ML 200
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Late C19th Anglo-Indian brass-inlaid rosewood tray.
Late C19th Anglo-Indian brass-inlaid rosewood tray. Stunning quality twin-handled rosewood tray with carved dished edge and finest quality brass inlay decoration. Carved carrying-handles with brass-inlaid flower-head motif. The quality of the brass-work is comparable to,and of equal quality to the finest work of English Regency-period craftsmanship or French 'boulle-work'.Very minor losses to stringing .W(inc. handles) 27" x D 15" x H 2". India c. 1880
Ref: MLDW 147
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Late C19th Anglo-Indian carved octagonal top table.
Late C19th Anglo-Indian carved octagonal top table. Well-carved stained teak or black-wood table on folding carved and pierced hinged base. Intricately carved floral and berry design with broad-leaf motifs. Excellent condition with no losses or damage. Northern Indian ,Simla or Punjab region. W 23" x H 23". India c. 1880
Ref: MLCA 144
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Late C19th Anglo-Indian ivory inlaid 'shisham' folding octagonal table.
Late C19th Anglo-Indian ivory inlaid 'shisham' folding octagonal table .

Exotic ivory-inlaid octagonal top table of useful height and scale . Profusely inlaid top with floral and trailing vine designs . The centre with an elaborate quatrefoil type design . The edge with ebony and ivory chevron inlaid detail .

The octagonal hinged and folding base with arcaded sides and ivory inlaid detail .

Traditionally made in the Hoshaipur district of Northern India ,for export to the West where during the late C19th they were highly fashionable . Made using the local shisham timber.

In good original condition , with only minor losses to inlay.

H 16"
W 16"
D 16"
India c.1890
Ref: ML 1612
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Late C19th Anglo-Indian 'sadeli-work' stationary box.
Late C19th Anglo-Indian 'sadeli-work' stationary box. Of canted form , finely-made sandalwood, ivory and sadeli inlaid box with inlaid shaped divisions to the interior. Ivory edges with dark green hexagonal sadeli micro-mosaics set within geometric borders using ebony and black 'lac' lines. Some minor losses to decoration.
W 10"
D 7"
H 5".(Key)
Western Presidency, Bombay. India c.1900
Ref: MLMC 145
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Late C19th 'Arts and Crafts' movement 4-fold screen/room-divider.
Late C19th 'Arts and Crafts' movement 4-fold screen/room -divider. Highly decorative and useful large-scale 4-leaf embossed-paper screen ,mounted on an ebonised and panelled hinged frame. Central panels with cherry and foliate design , together with "Japonesque" 'mons'-style motif borders, evoking the designs of William Morris.
Plain wooden reverse.
Overall good condition with no rips or repairs to panels , with wear to edges commensurate with age and use.

Could also be wall-mounted to form a stunning back-drop to a period room.

Each panel 76" high x 26" wide (overall length 104").

England c.1880
Ref: MAI 148
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Late C19th Asian bronze study of a caparisoned elephant.
Late C19th Asian bronze study of a caparisoned elephant. Partial/parcel gilt decoration to ceremonially-dressed walking cast-bronze elephant .Integrally cast tusks ,together with nicely modelled tail, trunk ,ears and eye detail. Some wear to gilded decoration commensurate with age ,and minor casting flaws. L 20" x H 14" x D 8". Thailand or Burma c. 1900.
Ref: MLCA 1312
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Late C19th Austro-Hungarian miniature agate and chased gilt-bronze framed casket.
Late C19th Austro-Hungarian miniature agate and chased gilt-bronze framed casket. Very nice example with well-figured stone and no cracks or damage . Bevelled-edge panels to top and base and standing on ball feet. W 6.5 cm x H 4 cm x D 4.5 cm
Ref: ML 1353
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Late C19th bamboo and Chinoiserie panelled hat , coat and stick hall-stand .
Late C19th bamboo and Chinoiserie panelled hat, coat and stick hall-stand .

Chinese-inspired pagoda-topped bamboo hall-stand with carved hat and coat pegs , divisions for sticks and umbrellas and a tin drip tray . The bamboo uprights interspaced with tooled-leather Chinoiserie decorated panels , the horizontal drawer with a lacquered panel top , the drawer with original brass handle . Fitted with a small central mirror panel .

Good stable ,strong condition , some wear to lacquer of drawer top surface.

Decorative hall-stand with stylish Oriental design influence.

H 74"
W 30"
D 12"
England or France c. 1880
Ref: ML 1610
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Late C19th brass-bound oak semi-circular umbrella/stick-stand of 'coopered' construction.
Late C19th brass-bound oak semi-circular umbrella / stick-stand of 'coopered' construction . Well-designed flat-backed umbrella stand with 3 brass bands over a slatted oak body. Weighted heavily-moulded base for stability and balance ,with pierced integral handle to the back . The interior fitted with a lift-out blacked-tin or zinc liner with hinged handles.

Excellent original condition with marks and wear to base and liner commensurate with age and use.

The timber having achieved a good patina and 'mid-oak' colour , has been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Ready to use.

Useful addition for a hall-way or boot-room.
H(back) 33"
W(base)14"
England c. 1890
Ref: ML163
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Late C19th bronze fountain modelled as cherub riding astride shell upon foaming waves.
Late C19th bronze fountain modelled as cherub riding astride shell upon foaming waves . Good light verdigris colour and with water connection spout to rear . Well-cast figure with conche-shell atop scroll waves . Excellent condition . H 24" W 16" D 16"
Ref: ML 1315
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