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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 composition classical terrace/garden vases ,of campana form and copies of the antique Gaeta vase.
Large pair of early C20th composition classical design terrace/garden vases , of campana form and copies of the antique Gaeta vase.

Highly decorative pair of reconstituted or 'cast-stone' vases decorated with all-round classical figure relief and with satyr, or Bacchus mask, handle terminals . Raised on a spreading fluted foot onto to a square base, the top roll-over edge with 'egg and dart' detail .

Faithful copies of the esteemed ancient carved marble Gaeta vase now in the National Museum , Naples ,Italy . Named after the town of its discovery in central Italy , the antique Gaeta vase was created by the Greek sculptor Salpion in 1st century B.C .

The decoration represents Hermes,the Greek God, giving the infant Dionysus to the Nymphs to raise and educate him .

Of good large scale with a pleasing weathered patina and surface. Each vase in two sections for ease of movement , and located on a central spigot .

One old repair to cracked corner of square base . No chips , repairs or breaks to bodies .

Great decorative statement , would work equally well indoors or out, whether in a terrace or garden setting , hallway or orangery.

H 36"
D 25"
W 25"
Base 16.5" sq.
England or Italy c.1920
Ref: ML 1612
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Large pair of late C19th Italian wooden 'faux marble' obelisks.
Large pair of late C19th Italian wooden 'faux marble' obelisks. Highly-decorative pair of Italian-made obelisks of impressive scale , painted to simulate much-prized Lapis lazuli stone. Mounted on 5 gilded spheres , the tapering obelisks stand upon plinth bases with simulated Rosso marble slips and bases. Gilt-wood mouldings and gilded edges to obelisks.
Both the faux marble decoration and gilding have been skilfully finished and aged , to replicate a pair of extremely valuable and rare late C17th or early C18th Venetian obelisks .

In excellent condition with only very minor chips to paint .

Decorated all around, of free-standing form.
H 25"
Base 7"sq.
Italy c. 1870
Ref: ML1602
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Large pair of mid C19th Chinese Cantonese polychrome-decorated porcelain Temple jars.
Large pair of mid C19th Chinese Cantonese polychrome-decorated porcelain Temple jars. Impressive scale pair of Chinese lidded jars decorated in the 'famille rose' colour palette. Decorated with vibrantly coloured alternating reserve panels featuring figural subjects and equestrian processions set in landscape ,court and pavilion settings , together with elaborate floral, butterfly and insect panels.
A large pair of swollen-bodied and lidded 'Temple' vases of arresting visual impact and immense decorative quality.
Fitted with knopped dome lids . The bodies and lids fitted with original decorative, patinated brass hinged fittings ,lock hasps and neck rings.

One vase with extensive repaired historic damage , and although no visible staples or rivets ,the repairs appear to have been undertaken some 100 years ago. The damaged vase is in a stable , strong, true-to-shape state-of-repair.

Excellent pair of 'Country-house condition' period Chinese vases of real presence and scale.
H 26"
W 16"
China c.1840
Ref: ML1511
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Large scale late C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardinière stand.
Large scale late C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardinière stand. Of superior size and quality with rouge/pink variegated marble inset shaped top with carved vine surround and bead decorated edge. Heavily carved foliate and berry design with pierced under-tier and shaped top .Standing on well-carved shaped quadruple supports with stylised claw feet.Excellent grade of timber and rich colour ,in perfect condition. H 36" x Dia.16 " . China c.1890
Ref: MLC 145
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Late C17th/ early C18th Japanese Edo period Imari pattern porcelain vase.
Late C17th / early C18th Japanese Edo period Imari pattern porcelain vase.

Fine Edo period porcelain vase circa 1700 , painted with all-round decoration featuring exotic birds and phoenixes , pines trees , butterflies, landscapes and chrysanthemum flowers. The 'shoulders' decorated with blue and white trailing foliate detail and shaped cartouches or reserves with vases of flowers. Featuring the distinctive bold colour palette of the period ,with strong iron-red , gold, cobalt and inky blue painting .

Exotic porcelain vases such as this , from the distant Orient , were highly fashionable and expensive imports during this period , and can be seen in some of the grandest and most important houses and museums of Europe. As now even , their striking colours , glamour and exoticism must have caused a sensation upon arrival . Often placed within fireplace hearths during the summer months to provide colour and decoration whilst fires were not being set .

Excellent condition, with minor rubbing . No breaks , cracks or repairs .

H 17"
W 13"
D 13"
Japan c.1700

Ref: ML 1705
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Late C18th carved gilt-wood and gesso oval-framed mirror .
Late C18th carved gilt-wood and gesso oval-framed mirror. Well-carved frame with flower-head and gadrooned detail. Deep profile frame with all original gilding with has achieved a nicely-aged patina and colour. The old mirror plate with some atmospheric 'foxing' and a sparkly surface. Fitted with a brass ring fixing to top centre.
A good period gilt-wood framed mirror of pleasing proportions.
H 37"
W 33"
England c.1780
Ref: ML163
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Late C18th George III period mahogany bedside cupboard / night-commode.
Late C18th George III period mahogany bedside cupboard/night stand or commode . Sheraton design serpentine-outline top bedside cupboard /night-stand ,fitted with 2 door top section and pull-out commode section beneath. Cross-banded edge top , with box-wood stringing to doors and drawer front. Original brass 'axe-head' handle to cupboards with cast rococo 'swan-neck' handle to lower section. The pull-out commode fitted with original concealed brass barrel-type castors to front supports. Has achieved a pleasing mellow, faded patina, some ring marks and stains to top commensurate with age and use.
H 29"
W 21"
D 23"
England c.1790
Ref: MLLE 1301
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Late C18th George III period mahogany circular occasional/lamp tripod table.
Late C18th George III period mahogany circular occasional/lamp tripod table.
Small-scale practical mahogany tip-top table on turned 'gun-barrel' column and vase stem onto shaped tripod supports with pad feet.
Fitted with original brass "banjo"-type catch for securing top .

No breaks or repairs to legs.

The single-piece top with some marks and stains commensurate with age and use.

Rich ,dark patina.

H 27"
Dia.21"
England c.1780
Ref: MLPS 1305
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Late C18th George III period mahogany secretaire book-case
Late C18th George III period mahogany secretaire book-case.Fold-down cross-banded secretaire drawer front with good twin door satin-wood interior , fitted with an arrangement of pigeon-holes and drawers. Double-door top section with moulded cornice above unusually designed astragal glazing bars with oval centres, enclosing adjustable shelves. Raised on ogee-section bracket feet . Fitted with old brass replacement handles , brass key escutheons. Good original colour and patina .
H 90" x W 48" x D 22".
England c.1800.
Ref: ML 137
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Late C18th iron-bound oak silver-chest with provenance and later personalised painted military campaign letter-work.
Late C18th iron-bound oak silver-chest with provenance and later personalised painted military campaign letter-work. Heavy-duty oak strong-box or 'silver-chest ' which has been employed during distinguished military service by Major General Sir Herbert Jervoise Huddleston M.C,DSO and bar, KCMG,GBE,GCMG. b.1880 d. 1950. Known as one of the last great imperial proconsuls , Major General Huddlestons military career reads like a 'Boys Own' adventure novel. Commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1898, he served in the Boer War , World War I , Sudan, and Eastern Command in India. He became Commander for the Baluchistan District in India in 1935 , where this chest obviously served with him.
The C18th oak chest is fitted with a rare patented late C18th "Barrons" lock ,with crowned 'GR' cypher. The significance of which being its extreme level of security and sophistication for the period, and fitted to a chest designed to carry valuable contents (ie .aristocratic or noble silver).
Fitted all-over with iron strapping and double carrying-handles to the ends. Has a gently-domed lid with an iron hasp to cover key-hole (lacks key) The interior void of fitments . The base has been fitted with 3 teak 'sledge' runners which allow the chest to be moved /dragged easily. Has been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
A great storage chest with significant military historic associations, provenance and decorative value.
W 35"
D 22"
H 26"
England c1790
Ref: MLBO 1301
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Late C18th Italian reverse-painted glass picture in gilt-wood frame.
Late C18th Italian reverse-painted glass picture in gilt-wood frame. Beautiful subtle colours , Italianate landscape scene featuring town view with buildings, boat and figures. Original distressed gilt-wood frame .
W 12"
H 12".
Italy c.1790
Ref: MLBO 144
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Late C18th/Early C19th Dutch leather draught screen .
Late C18th/Early C19th Dutch leather draught screen. Great bright colours ,good height and condition . 4-Fold . H 78" W 96"
Ref: ML 280
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Late C18th/Early C19th Dutch mahogany commode chest
Late C18th/EarlyC19th Dutch neo-classical mahogany commode chest with brass string inlay ,cross-banding and canted corners .Good timber and colour .Replaced handles .H 39" W 52" D 25"
Ref: ML 999
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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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