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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood marble-top jardiniere stand of unusual form.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood marble-top jardiniere stand of unusual form. Two-tier carved "hongmu" stand with shaped rouge/rose marble-inset top with beaded edge, supported on rare carved four-dragon feature, with well-detailed scaley bodies and curled tails .Raised on four-splay base with all-over 'bamboo-'style carved decoration, together with carved and pierced corner brackets ,carved-edge lower tier and cross-stretcher base. Excellent colour and condition.
H 36 "
Dia. 14".
China c. 1890
Ref: MLBB 1410
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood scroll-ended 'kang'/'opium' table
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood scroll-ended 'kang'/'opium' table. Useful height low reception/coffee table of inverted carved scroll-end design . Inset 'floating' panel top , with fruiting-vine carved friezes and open ends. Constructed from heavy quality 'hongmu' timber, which has gained a nice mellow, faded patina to the top.
H 13" x W 36" x D 17"
China c. 1890
Ref: MLH 1412
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood-framed dinner gong.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood-framed dinner gong. Shaped carved 'hongmu' stand with all-over prunus blossom decoration. Good rich colour in perfect original condition. The circular brass gong with beaten decoration , which has a good deep resonance when struck. Complete with the original parchment/leather-covered hammer.
H 33"
W 21"
Gong Dia. 13"
China c.1890
Ref: MLMC 151
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Late C19th Chinese 'Qing' Dynasty circular hardwood occasional table.
Late C19th Chinese 'Qing' Dynasty circular hardwood occasional table. Of circular tray-top form, 2-piece joined top with double carved simulated bamboo edge. Raised upon a carved 4 legged shaped-support base ,carved with simulated bamboo decoration and decorative brackets. Originally hinged ,folding base and detachable top which is now fixed (could be re-instated). Good rich colour, constructed from quality hardwood 'hongmu' timber .
H 26"
Dia.25 "
China c.1890
Ref: MLSA 149
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood altar/serving or centre table.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood altar/serving or centre table . Useful scale hardwood/rosewood table of free-standing form . Panelled top of superb colour and patina , raised on square section legs with stylised block feet . The open-framed frieze with "stepped" stretchers and carved floriate motif tablets to all sides.
A style of table conceived on which to display valuable antiques or artefacts upon , or flowers as blessings and votives to esteemed ancestors in the Chinese culture.

The proportions ideal as a console or hall table.

A practical and decorative table of uncomplicated design,in outstanding original condition ,with a consistent rich patina.
H 36"
W 48"
D 20"
China c.1890
Ref: MLCA 159
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood 'kang' or opium table
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood 'kang'or opium table. Useful low-height heavy quality 'hongmu' table of good rich colour . Inset 'floating' panel top , well-carved simulated bamboo design to edges and shaped legs , with intricately-carved intertwined "bamboo" friezes. Bamboo being an auspicious symbol of virtue in Chinese culture , admired for its strength and resilience. Minor shrinkage crack to top .Cleaned and waxed.
H 12 "
W 31 "
D 17 ".
China c. 1890
Ref: MLCAC 1411
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood lamp table
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood lamp table . Useful height and scale, 'huali' table of square form.
Carved decorative friezes , inset panel top , shaped supports joined with shaped stretchers. Nice mellow patina.
H 29 "
W&D 16 "
China c. 1880
Ref: MLMM 1411
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Late C19th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood scroll-end 'kang' table.
Late C19th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood scroll-end 'kang' table. Useful scale Chinese rosewood or 'huanghuali' low 'kang' or 'opium' table of scroll-end form. Pierced and carved friezes with fruiting vine detail and end panels with conforming carved detail . The top with inset 'floating' panel of well-chosen and attractive highly-figured and burr timber.

In excellent condition , cleaned and waxed in our workshops.
Consistent patination ,which has achieved a warm ,honey colour .

H 13"
W 38"
D 17"
China c.1900
Ref: ML 166
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood side or centre table.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood side or centre table. Darkly-polished 'hongmu'/rosewood side table with 'floating' panel top and carved geometric detail frieze. Free-standing design on four square-section corner legs onto scroll-carved feet. Very good condition , with minor shrinkage to panel top and a small crack . Useful scale table of elegant proportions ,ideal as console or hall table. Rich ,dark, heavy quality timber with well-patinated top showing highlighted areas. W 37" x D 18.5 " x H 34". China c. 1890
Ref: MLCA 144
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty heavily carved hardwood/'hongmu' barrel stand or garden seat.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty heavily carved hardwood/'hongmu' barrel stand or garden seat. Finely carved open-sided 'barrel'type table, with prunus, bird and flower-head decoration. Shaped cross-over x-framed carved sides with carved chrysanthemum head 'boss' centre. Carved flower-head border top and edge, the whole raised on miniature ogee-section feet. Great mellow/faded colour top , all in excellent original condition. H 20" x Dia. 14". China c.1890.
Ref: MLO 145
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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty quartetto of graduating hardwood tables.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty quartetto of graduating hardwood tables. Fine quality set of 4 nesting 'huanghuali' tables of elegant uncomplicated design in excellent original condition . The inset panelled tops framed with slightly curved/rounded ends , carved and shaped friezes , raised on square section legs united with 'stepped' and shaped stretchers and carved 'key' detail feet.

In exceptional condition and with rich original colour and patina.

Cleaned and waxed , ready to use.

H (largest) 26"
W 20"
D 14"
China c. 1900
Ref: ML 167
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Late C19th cold-painted bronze study of a cockatoo by Franz Bergman.
Late C19th cold-painted bronze study of a cockatoo by Franz Bergman (1861-1936) . Good-scale Viennese bronze study modelled by the famous Austrian sculptor and foundry-owner . Naturalistically-painted plumage with rustic perch base. Some minor rubbing to feathers of back and rear of head. Stamped to base of bird with Bergman monogram in Amphora mark, the tail stamped "Geschutzt" (registered/patented) and with numbers 8353 .H. 12". Austria, Vienna c. 1900
Ref: MLMJ 148
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Late C19th cut-glass 'sweet-meat' jar and cover
Late C19th cut-glass 'sweet-meat' jar and cover .Perfect condition. H 11"
Ref: ML 403
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Late C19th decorative plaster cast torso of Venus or Aphrodite.
Late C19th decorative plaster cast torso of Venus or Aphrodite. Good scale Museum-style cast plaster study of an ancient classical marble female torso sculpture .Has had some over-painting and has areas of rubbing and flaking, could benefit from re-finishing.
H 32"
W 13"
France or Italy c.1900
Ref: MLTH 154
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Late C19th Edwardian bone-inlaid mahogany canterbury
Late C19th Edwardian bone-inlaid mahogany canterbury . Immaculate condition ,no breaks or losses with all-round bone and marquetry inlay (back and front ).Lyre harp design divisions .H 22" W 21" D 16"
Ref: ML928
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Late C19th four-fold Chinoiserie polychrome and gilt decorated embossed leather draught-screen / room-divider.
Late C19th four-fold Chinoiserie polychrome and gilt decorated embossed leather draught-screen / room-divider.

Highly decorative four panel screen with scarlet red background decorated with gilt and black Chinoiserie vignettes in imitation of oriental lacquer-work . Featuring typical fantastical 'Chinese-style' decoration subjects of mountainous landscapes with trees ,pagodas , bridges, figures , boats and birds.

Has a sympathetically aged patination with only minor historic repairs , with no punctures or tears .

The borders with studded and banded leather edges.
Four hinged and folding panels mounted on a reverse frame-work with plain black decoration .

Would be equally well-suited to being wall-mounted in a flat profile to form a large decorative single-panel picture.

(See Christies, London ,Sale No. 4479 18/03/12 Lot 106 for an identical example)

H 70"
W (total ) 72"
W (each panel) 18"
D 1.5"
England or Holland c . 1890

Ref: ML 168
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Late C19th French 'animalier' bronze study of cock pheasant after Pierre Jules Mene
Late C19th French 'animalier' bronze study of cock pheasant after Pierre Jules Mene .Nicely modelled and finely cast bronze on naturalist base signed P.J.MENE .Good consistent patination . W (base)6" W (overall)10" x H 4" x D 3". c. 1890
Ref: ML1352
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Late C19th French bronze-cased Empire-style mantel clock
Late C19th French bronze-cased Empire-style mantel clock .Bevelled panel 4-glass case with fine neo-classical decoration. Retailed and signed by 'Maple & Co.,. Paris'. Fitted 8-day striking movement (hours +half-hours ).Good aged patination and nice crisp detail with corinthian-capped columns and griffin decorations. Good working order . (Key) H 12" x D 6" x W 8". France c. 1875.
Ref: ML 117
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Late C19th French gilt-brass and facetted glass hanging light/lantern.
Late C19th French gilt-brass and facetted cut-glass hanging light/lantern. Of "Versailles" design ( similar to a model in the Marble Vestibule in the Palace of Versailles) in C18th Louis XVI style , good quality patinated cast-brass hall light. shaped and tapered cut-glass body light (one very minor almost imperceptible chip) with floral swag decoration. Decorative 'coronet' top with acanthus leaf scrolls and open-work base with decorative terminal. Can be re-wired to clients specification. H 22 " x Dia.(of body) 9". France c.1880
Ref: MLDQ 146
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Late C19th French gilt-wood mirror.
Late C19th French gilt-wood mirror. Impressive carved-wood and gesso frame with oval mirror plate . Decorated flambeau finial with vitruvian scroll and rose garland swags, crossed flaming torches and with central mask decoration, all in deep relief . .Some minor losses ,but overall nice condition. H 52" W 34 ".c.1880
Ref: ML 935
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