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Magnificent set of 8 C19th 'Irish Chippendale' style mahogany dining chairs.
Magnificent set of 8 C19th 'Irish Chippendale' style mahogany dining chairs. Boldly carved mahogany Chippendale-style chairs (6 singles + 2 armchairs) with double eagle (or Phoenix bird) head top rail, pierced rosette centre splat ,leaf and feather carved detail ,standing on cabriole legs with acanthus leaf-wrapped knees and 'claw-and-ball' feet. The pair of armchairs have shaped ,swept arms with eagle's-head terminals. Old green leather/hide over-stuffed upholstered broad seats with close-nail studs (minor variances). Though from the late C19th , these chairs have achieved a wonderful 1750's period-style patina and colour through use and regular waxing. The depth of this 'skin'/ patina of age and wear is impossible to replicate or overstate its quality. A rare and powerful set of 8 dining chairs of outstanding style and in exceptional condition. Probably produced in Dublin by a firm of leading cabinet-makers ,such as James Hicks ,Robert Strahan & Co. ,or Michael Butler Ltd.,who specialised in such revivalist period furniture.
Armchair(back) 40"h x Seat 23"w x 20"d x 20"h.
Single 40"h x 21"w x 19"d .
Ireland c. 1890.
Ref: MLBL 1312
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Matched "pair" of late C18th George III period mahogany Lancashire bedside or night-tables.
Matched "pair" of late C18th George III period mahogany Lancashire bedside or night-tables .

A practical duo of C18th mahogany bedside tables/ cupboards, both having had the commode sections removed to provide a cupboard with hinged lid revealing a useful storage compartment. Both with hinged top shelves , bow-fronted bases , one raised on square section front supports , the other on turned supports.

Good quality richly patinated and figured mahogany throughout, some marks and stains to original polished finish commensurate with age and use.

Cleaned and waxed ready to use .

Each table of identical height and proportions.

H 30"
W 23"
D 21"
England ,Lancashire c.1780
Ref: ML 1702
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Matched 'pair' of late C19th Anglo-Indian carved shisham octagonal tables on folding bases.
Matched 'pair' of late C19th Anglo-Indian carved shisham octagonal tables on folding bases.

High quality tightly-carved octagonal tops of varying carved detail but of identical size , design and scale . Each with geometric and trailing floral and leaf motif designs . The folding and hinged carved bases each with intricate 'pinjra' or 'bird-cage' work , geometric open-fret-work panels of the type traditionally employed in Indian architecture.

Produced by principally Sikh craftsmen in the Simla (or Shimla) hill-top region of Northern India , in locally sourced "shisham" timber for export to the English market .

Both tables of matching dimensions and scale , excellent matched pair of tables to bring symmetry to an interior scheme.

Each table in excellent original condition with no breaks, damage or losses. One table slightly darker in colour , both in dry untouched state . Could be waxed and 'colour-matched' if desired.

Highly fashionable in England during the late C19th , these exotic imports and similarly designed articles of furniture , were produced for leading retailers such as ' Liberty's ' of London .

H 25"
W 24"
D 24"
India c.1880
Ref: ML 1612
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Matched pair of late C19th Edwardian period inlaid satinwood oval 2-tier etageres.
Matched pair of late C19th Edwardian period inlaid satinwood oval 2-tier etageres. Immaculate pair of top-quality tables in Sheraton revival taste, with inlaid 'harebell' decoration to supports and fan-inlaid spandrels. Eliptical stretchers with oval centres, and ebony string inlay and cross-banding throughout. Minor size variation to width of lower supports. Great elegant pair of tables which would give symmetry to an interior .Original finish , with well-figured satinwood veneers and good patina. H 31 " x W(of top tier)27" x D 14" x W(lower)35" x D 22"
Ref: MLBO 146
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Mid C17th carved oak 3-panel coffer.
Mid C17th carved oak 3-panel coffer.

Compact-size Civil War period coffer with triple panelled lid and front ,with good guilloche carved detail to uprights and deeply fluted carved top rail front . Some historic repairs to front of lock-plate area and minor built-up repair to one front foot stile , probably due to earlier rot .

The shaped iron hinges possibly old replacements .

Panelled back and ends .

Good original waxed finish with pleasing colour and patina. No splits , or damage .


H 25"
W 47"
D 22"
England c.1650

Ref: ML 1610
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Mid C19th Chinese Cizhou-style stone-ware pottery pillow in cat form
Mid C19th Chinese Cizhou-style stone-ware pottery pillow in cat form. On loose, shaped hardwood stand with water-hole in head . Nice C19th copy of rare early 11th/12th Century Cizhou Northern Chinese Song period pottery cat-form pillow. W 10" H 7" D 5". Dark brown/black glaze .Cat in perfect condition. Stand has one foot missing.
Ref: ML1356
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Mid C19th Indian carved ebony elephant.
Mid C19th Indian carved ebony elephant. Constructed in section , carved ebony elephant with bone tusks and eyes , standing on a white marble base. Carved feet and tail , shaped trunk and with a characterful expression. Good desk ornament.
H 8"
L 9"
D 6".
India c .1860
Ref: MLMJ 148
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Mid C19th Victorian period glazed top 2-door oak library bookcase .
Mid C19th Victorian period glazed-top 2-door oak library bookcase . Clean example in "golden" oak colour , with gently-arched glazed 2-door top, over 2-door panelled base . The upper glazed section fitted with 4 adjustable 'ladder-rack ' shelves with original gilt-tooled Morocco leather edges. The 2-door base fitted with 2 'flush' frieze drawers , the twin panelled doors with moulded surrounds and conforming gently-arched panels , 2 fixed shelves to the interior.
The whole carcass of rounded corner construction . Moulded rounded-corner stepped cornice with conforming plinth base.

Splits into 3 sections in conventional manner, for ease of transportation .

Good clean condition and pleasing golden colour . Original glass.

H 98"
W 48"
D (base) 20"
D (top) 12"
England c. 1850
Ref: ML167
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Mid C19th Victorian period mahogany towel/garment rail
Mid C19th Victorian period mahogany towel/garment rail. Five-bar clothes horse or towel-rail, with rounded carved ends and turned uprights, supported on shaped 'sledge' feet. Good original condition with minor discolouration/wear to polish of top rail. Useful clothes or towel ,cleaned and waxed ready to use.
H 33"
L 28"
D 7"
England c.1850
Ref: MLTH 1504
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Mid-C20th Italian gilt-metal 'wheat-sheaf' based glass-top occasional table
Mid-C20th Italian gilt-metal 'wheat-sheaf' based glass-top occasional table. Modelled as a rope-bound sheaf of harvested wheat , smart stylish vintage coffee/side table with loose glass top. Original gilded finish, no damage or losses to ears of wheat. A similar table can be seen in the interiors of Coco Chanel's Paris apartment (shown). H 20"
Diameter 30" .
Italy or France c.1950
Ref: MLCA 145
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Pair C19th Chinese gilded-brass mounted crackle-glaze vases
Pair C19th Chinese gilded-brass mounted crackle-glaze vases. Lion-masks, lidded mounts and wreath-cast stands in French Louis XVI taste on C17th style Chinese off-white body vases. H 11" x Dia 6". China c. 1880
Ref: MLB6
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Pair C19th Chinese gouache watercolour paintings.
Pair C19th Chinese gouache watercolour paintings. Floral designs painted on pithe paper in black and gold chinoiserie lacquer frames .Nice condition with good bold colours and smart frames .Very decorative .Overall 18" x 13"
Ref: ML 139
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Pair C19th Chinese white glazed pottery kylins or 'Dogs of Fo '
Pair C19th Chinese white glazed pottery kylins or 'Dogs of Fo'. Decorative pair of pottery Chinese temple lion-dogs, some minor damage .H 10" x W 5" x D 3". China c.1820
Ref: MLP 513
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Pair C19th French bronze cherub candelabras of Louis XVI style in the manner of Clodion.
Pair C19th French bronze cherub candelabras of Louis XVI style in the manner of Clodion .Twin-branch ormolu bronze foliate candle-arms supported by well-cast garlanded cherub/amorini patinated bronze figures. Leaning against 'tree-stump' supports and standing on naturalistic bases upon fluted white marble truncated column plinths with cast ormolu wreath decoration . Excellent quality and finish .Require re-wiring which can be completed to clients specification (inclusive)) H (to candle-arm top) 20" Base 6" sq. France c 1860.
Ref: MLBO 1310
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Pair C19th French bronze 'Marly Horses'.
Pair C19th French bronze 'Marly Horses'. After the originals in marble by Guilluame Coustou 1677-1746, commissioned by Louis XV in 1739 for the pleasure gardens at the Chateau de Marly. "The Horse Tamers " are now housed in the Louvre Paris , while a cast pair now stand on plinths in the Place de la Concorde at the top of the Champs Elysee in Paris. Well modelled and detailed cast versions with rich patination . France c 1870. H 8" x W 7".
Ref: MLL 713
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Pair C19th French Charles X period Empire-style bronze candlesticks
Pair C19th French Charles X period Empire-style bronze candlesticks. Gilded elements and rouge marble bases with anthemion decoration on sconces .Some rubbing to stem .H 9"
Ref: ML655
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Pair C19th French Louis XV style ormolu-mounted enamel-bodied urns.
Pair of C19th French Louis XV style ormolu-mounted enamel-bodied urns. 'Bleu de Roi' enamel bodied vases with high-quality ormolu bronze mounts. Detachable berry-finial lids with gilded interiors. Highly decorative pair of opulent stylish vases of strong colour and presence.

Provenance: By descent estate of Captain Paul Stobart, with bill of sale/receipt from 'Leonard Knight Antiques Ltd' , 89 Park Lane ,London 10th April 1952 42.00.
H 15" x W 9".
France c.1860
Ref: MLPS 1411
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Pair C19th French patinated bronze and ormolu candelabras in the Empire taste.
Pair C19th French patinated bronze and ormolu candelabras in the Empire taste. Each having 3 branch tops surmounted by a classical figure , possibly Bacchus. Fluted bronze column and black marble bases ,leaf cast decoration to candle-holders, hung with gilded chains. Compressed lions paw feet on concave triangular base. All complete in original condition with no damage . H 16 ".Base W. 6" .France c 1870
Ref: MLBO 1311
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Pair C19th George III style mahogany salon armchairs
Pair C19th George III style mahogany-framed salon armchairs of C18th Hepplewhite design . Clean condition with old upholstery .Nice carving and good proportions .H (backs) 37" H (seat) 17" (2)
Ref: ML 118
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Pair C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze vases.
Pair C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze vases .Mounted on fluted black marble bases ,subtle verdegris patinated models of the Albani vase after the antique. Well-cast copies of the antique discovered in Rome in the mid C18th by the excavation of grounds of a Villa during a dig sponsored by the great collector, connoisseur and patron of ancient art antiquities ,Cardinal Alessandro Albani,and then housed in the art collections of Villa Albani . The rims with 'egg and dart' borders above a vine leaf decorated collar. The body cast with bearded masks of male gods set amongst drapery and lion-skins, whilst the handles are formed by twisted vine branches, standing on a fluted socle. The antique was thought to have originally stood outside the ancient Temple of Bacchus. H 14" x W ( inc. handles)12 " x Dia (of bowl)8" .Standard wine-bottle used to illustrate impressive scale.
Ref: MLB 5
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