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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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Late C19th bronzed desk-top bust study of "Ajax", after the antique.
Late C19th bronzed desk-top bust study of "Ajax" , after the antique.


Well-modelled bronze patinated copper electrotype bust probably produced by Elkington & Co. Ltd. The bearded and helmeted classical bust study of Ajax looking to dexter , raised on a socle base.

The Greek Ajax was the son of Telamon , the King of Cyprus , he was the ruler of Salamis and a hero of the Trojan Wars.
The study is after a copy by Giambologna ,Italian ,1570, of the Greek original by Antigenes.

Good dark bronzed patination with atmospheric copper highlights .

H 12"
W 6"
D 4"
England c.1890
Ref: ML 1611
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Late C19th bronze-framed hexagonal hall lantern .
Late C19th bronze-framed hexagonal hall lantern .

Good six-sided glass pane bronze-framed lantern of simple ,classic design . Patinated verdigris finish with a simple band of cast decoration to the top edge.

Central 3-light hanging bulb pendant supported by the S-frame 'cage' super-structure fitted with integral ceiling hook .The bottom edge of frame with compressed ball terminals.

A quality lantern of sophisticated of good scale and understated form .

Old wiring , can be re-wired to clients specification (inclusive of price ).

H(overall) 28"
H (glass frame) 15.5"
D 12"
W 12"
England c.1880
Ref: ML 1612
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Late C19th Chinese carved hardwood 'kang' or opium table
Late C19th Chinese carved hardwood 'kang' or opium table . Great colour,size and condition. Carved all around , with panel top . Fantastic stylish coffee table . H 14" D 17" W 43"
Ref: ML 965
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Late C19th Chinese carved hardwood wall mirror
Late C19th Chinese carved hardwood framed wall mirror . Deeply carved 'Hongmu' frame with peony flowers and leaves on a 'punched' ground all around the edges, and an Imperial Dragon amongst clouds to the top centre. Well-carved Dragons head with inset ivory eyes. The peony flower ,known as the ' King of flowers' ,symbolises fame ,wealth and good fortune in Chinese culture. The mirror glass plate with bevelled edge and re-entrant corners. Panelled back with rings for hanging. A useful mirror for furnishing an Oriental style interior. H 30" X W 22. China c.1880
Ref: MLI 1312
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Late C19th Chinese 'hardwood' quartetto of nesting tables.
Late C19th Chinese 'hardwood' quartetto of nesting tables. Exceptional quality timber and mint-clean graduated set of 4 tables with simulated bamboo-cane and leaf carved decoration. Bamboo is a symbol of good fortune in Asian culture and symbolises longevity,durability and endurance. Fantastic original rich colour and patina ,rosewood or 'hongmu' with no breaks ,repairs or damage. Strong and stable construction with rectangular tops and shaped stretchers .Cleaned and waxed .Largest table H 26" x 20" x 14". China c 1890
Ref: MLA 139
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Late C19th Chinese ivory and box-wood inlaid padouk table
Late C19th Chinese ivory and box-wood inlaid padouk table. Finely inlaid shaped table top depicting a centre panel of Chinese figures engaged in crop cultivation and water-carrying in a landscape with trees and a pavilion. The outer borders inlaid with flowers, horses, figures and trailing foliage. No losses to inlay , but has a shrinkage crack to centre panel . The frieze edge of the top is also finely inlaid with relief carved figures/acrobats ,trees, pavilions and landscape motifs in alternating box-wood and ivory .Raised on a triform dragon carved and pierced base onto scroll feet.

Great quality inlay and a useful and exotic side/lamp table .
H 27"
Dia 22".
China c.1880
Ref: MLF 1311
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Late C19th Chinese 'mother of pearl' inlaid hardwood tray.
Late C19th Chinese 'mother of pearl' inlaid hardwood tray . Superbly-worked rosewood tray with profuse fine shell inlay , depicting butterflies ,moths, flowers, birds and insects within key pattern inlaid surrounds. Stunning quality , rich colour wood with strikingly contrasting engraved nacre-shell inlay .In mint condition with no losses or damage. Raised border edge and shaped 'fielded' panel back . W 22" x H 14" . China c.1900
Ref: MLCA 144
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Late C19th Chinese 'mother o'pearl'-inlaid hardwood console table
Late C19th Chinese 'mother o'pearl inlaid hardwood console table . Well-carved and pierced friezes with fruit,leaves and 'endless knot' design. Reeded frame and 'stepped' stretchers to base and carved feet. Inset white marble top , surrounded with floral 'mother'o pearl' shell inlay .Of tapering form back to front ,and a good practical height. No damage or losses , and good heavy timber. H 33" x W(front)17" x W(back)32" x D 18" . China c .1890
Ref: MLPF 1311
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty bronze dinner gong upon elaborate carved hardwood stand.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty bronze dinner gong upon elaborate carved hardwood stand . Finely carved 'hongmu' framed stand with all-over prunus decoration with auspicious birds amongst the branches, being symbolic of good fortune and happiness. Standing upon a shaped foot with pierced spandrels within the central frame and projecting from the corners of the base. The gong of good aged patination with wrought finish . Complete with leather-covered hammer/beater ,which produces a tone of strong resonance.
Excellent patina and condition . Cleaned and waxed ,ready to use.
H 38"
Depth (feet)11"
W 23"
Diameter of gong 16"
China c.1890
Ref: MLBS 187
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood armchair
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood armchair . Heavy-quality Chinese throne-type armchair with panelled seat and intricately carved splat. Shaped top-rail ,together with geometrically shaped arms with stylised carved cloud decoration . The carved splat featuring an auspicious bat motif, the symbol of good fortune or happiness, and carved vase and scroll decoration . Square-section legs terminating with scroll-carved feet , united by stretchers. Rich colour 'hongmu' timber in excellent original condition and stable , robust construction.
H(back)39" x W 25".
China c.1890
Ref: MLH 1412
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