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Late C19th mahogany glazed Chippendale revival double bookcase.
Late C19th mahogany glazed Chippendale revival double bookcase.

Capacious 4-door mahogany library bookcase with intricately-glazed astragal doors , 'blind-fret' decoration and elegant pierced fret-work 'swan-neck' broken-arch pediment cornice. Fitted with adjustable shelves to both sections . The whole raised on a plinth base.

Well-defined Chippendale style 'Chinese blind-fret' carved detail and carved square corner blocks. The impressive fret-work cornice surmount with dentil moulded detail and carved rosette terminals to the arch .

Fitted with brass bolts and locks to the doors and supplied with 2 original keys.
Divides into 3 sections for transportation and ease of movement .

Original polish and finish, has minor areas of fading and colour variance from sun-light exposure.

Excellent condition with no losses, damage or repairs.

H(overall) 96"
W (extreme)50"
W (base) 48"
D (top) 10"
D (base) 16"
England c.1890
Ref: ML 1611
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Late C19th miniature bronze neo-classical design tazza.
Late C19th miniature bronze neo-classical design tazza. Well-patinated twin-handled shallow bowl tazza on circular foot. Stylised 'squared' handles ,ribbed body ,with cast rosette detail to interior of bowl. H 5.5" x Dia. 5.5". France or Italy c.1880
Ref: MLC 145
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Late C19th neo-classical design cut-glass and gilt-brass table centre-piece.
Late C19th neo-classical design cut-glass and gilt-brass table centre-piece. Removable oval cut-glass dish with deep-cut Waterford-style decoration and 'serrated' edge. Mounted in a neo-classical design gilt-brass stand ( previously silver-plated) with rams/goats-head mounts to the corners joined by swagged chains. Ovolo 'egg-and-dart' rim border with beaded edge. Raised on stylised scroll legs and feet. The base with platform surmounted by a central realistically modelled pineapple.
Throughout the C18th and C19th the pineapple was considered the symbol of high hospitality due to its rarity , exotic nature and cost . Hence its relevance to guests and hospitality and use in entertaining.

Glass in perfect condition , no chips .

Smart centre-piece or fruit-dish ,for a dining table or sideboard .

W 12"
H 6.5"
D (dish) 2"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 164
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Late C19th ormolu-mounted alabaster lidded urn.
Late C19th ormolu-mounted alabaster lidded urn . Impressive Italian alabaster urn fitted with finely-cast ormolu mounts and cast stylised dolphin feet, and hinged lid. Classically-designed urn turned in grey/brown stone with contrasting chased-gilt embellishments, gilt feet and knop to lid. Smart quality centre-piece, with no chips or breaks.
H 12"
W 7".
Italy c .1870
Ref: MLSA 149
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Late C19th oval giltwood-framed mirror in the Regency style.
Late C19th oval giltwood-framed mirror in the Regency style.

Elegant oval-framed mirror with deep cavetto profile , reeded edge with applied gesso crossed-ribbon detail , an inner band of applied gilded spheres together with a reeded inner border.

Good original gilding with a gently-aged patina and finish . The gilding having atmospheric mild distressing or rubbing showing the pink/red gesso grounding.

Good original, clean bevelled-edge plate .
Minor historic repairs to ribbon details .

Could be hung in either horizontal or vertical aspect . Fittings can be adjusted to client's specification.

H 38"
W 24"
D 2"
England c. 1890
Ref: ML 1702
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Late C19th Qing Dynasty Chinese hardwood oval tray-top table.
Late C19th Qing Dynasty Chinese hardwood tray-top table .

Useful collapsible 'hongmu' tray table on folding hinged X-frame base . Good mellow faded colour oval tray-top with moulded edge . The folding base of rich patina with scrolled peg feet on shaped carved cabriole-type leg supports . The top of the 'knee' carved with well-defined grape-vine detail , the top of the terminal carved with a vine-leaf.

Excellent clean , ready-to-use condition.
H 25"
W 29"
D 22"
China c. 1900
Ref: MLGF 1504
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Late C19th quartetto of Chinese hardwood tables
Late C19th quartetto of Chinese hardwood tables . Good rich colour and excellent condition, nest of 4 tables .Largest table H 26" W 19" D 14"
Ref: ML 967
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Late C19th silver-plated and cut-glass 4-bottle table cruet.
Late C19th silver-plated and cut-glass table cruet.

EPNS (Electro-Plated Nickel Silver) framed cruet set , with cut-glass bottles . Scroll design frame with shaped base, raised on compressed bun feet. Decorative loop-handle central stem .

Two cut-glass bottles with glass stoppers , mustard pot with silver-plated hinged top and pepper pot with pierced silver-plated top .

Useful and attractive dining table cruet set.

No chips , breaks or damage to bottles.
H 8"
W 6"
D 6"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 166
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Late C19th South German stag's antler-horn and ivory tea caddy .
Late C19th South German stag's antler-horn and ivory tea caddy. Rare horn caddy with carved ivory panels and paw/claw feet. The lid with oval panel depicting a stag and hinds in woodland, whilst the front has a panel and key escutcheon carved with tethered deer-hounds. The partially zinc-foil lined interior with twin lidded compartments , each with a horn lid with relief carved knobs depicting recumbent deer. The base with original paper label "Bing Gebr." (Bing Brothers) "Frankfurt A m" (Frankfurt Am Main), being the retailers or manufactory mark. Excellent original condition. W 9" x H 6" x D 6". Germany c .1880
Ref: MLPS 147
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Late C19th terracotta library bust study of the infamous Roman Emperor "Caracalla"
Late C19th terracotta library bust study of the infamous Roman Emperor "Caracalla". The Emperor born Lucius Septimus Bassianus, was Roman Emperor (211-217 AD) and thence known as Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, and nick-named "Caracalla" after the hooded Gallic cloak he wore and popularised. This famous image modelled here in terracotta , captures the infamous scowl and suspicious glare of the subject, and depicts him as a soldier wearing his cloak with short-cropped hair ,beard and an aggressive expression . The cloak is patinated to resemble verdegris bronze , whilst the portrait head and socle are neutral terracotta. The bust study is known as of the 'Sole-Ruler' type ,dating to the period after Caracalla murdered his brother and co-emperor ,Geta. During his period as Emperor he was infamous for his ruthless approach and the numerous assassinations and eliminations of his rivals and perceived enemies. Versions of this image can be found in the great collections and museums of the world, including The Capitoline,Rome ; Museo Nazionale ,Naples; The Vatican Museum and the British Museum. In excellent condition.
H 26" x W 20".
Italy c.1890
Ref: MLMA 1410
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Late C19th 'Vienna' porcelain vase.
Late C19th 'Vienna' porcelain vase. Wonderfully decorated vase depicting classical scenes, featuring Cupid and Apollo. Marked on base with under-glaze blue Vienna "bee-hive" / shield mark and inscribed with hand-scripted descriptions. Hand-painted and signed on body by H.Strohmeier. Raised split-pearl gilt and turquoise jewel decoration. Great size and colours. Perfect condition , no restoration. Minor rubbing to gilt around top. H 17". Dia. 9". Vienna ,Austria c. 1890
Ref: MLB713
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Late C19th/ early C20th Chinese red painted and lacquered leather chest or trunk on stand , with gilt decoration.
Late C19th/early C20th Chinese red painted and lacquered leather chest or trunk on stand, with gilt decoration.

Highly decorative oblong chest on custom-made detachable red-lacquered wooden stand.

Fitted with bronzed metal double lock hasps to the front , each end fitted with twin bronzed metal carrying-handles . The gilt decoration to the front and sides featuring dragons and mythical creatures, pavilions in landscapes , clouds and auspicious lucky bat motifs . The reverse in plain red lacquered finish .

The lifting lid enclosing a clean 'natural' leather coloured interior.

Would work equally well with or without the stand as a wonderfully decorative coffee table or at the end of a bed for a blanket or linen chest.

In good original condition with minor rubbing to the edges and some ring marks to the lid commensurate with age ,use and purpose.

Good wide ,deep proportions and practical height.

H(on stand) 25"
H (without stand) 19"
W 39"
D 27"
China c.1900
Ref: ML 1703
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Late C19th/ Early C20th Edwardian period inlaid mahogany miniature table-top revolving bookcase
Late C19th /Early C20th Edwardian period inlaid mahogany miniature table-top revolving bookcase . Nice quality smart desk-top revolving bookcase with pierced splat/dividers with brass fixings , box-wood string inlay and inlaid central motif in top. Revolves on baize-covered cruciform foot. Shaped frieze to base with line inlay. Will take volumes up to 8" tall. Very clean original condition.
H 20" x 13" sq.
England c 1900
Ref: MLF 1311
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Late C19th/ early C20th Edwardian period oval satinwood 3-tier etagere.
Late C19th /early C20th Edwardian period oval satinwood 3-tier etagere. Smart finely-figured satinwood Sheraton-revival style oval etagere, with cross-banded and hare-wood string-inlaid edges . Raised on square tapering splayed supports , the tops with neo-classical design turned urn finials .

Finely-drawn elegant etagere constructed of exotic and expensive satinwood .

Retaining original patina and finish with some marks to polished platform surfaces, commensurate with age and use.
H 30"
W 20"
D 12"
Ref: ML 165
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Late C19th/ early C20th Edwardian period satinwood oval occasional table.
Late C19th / early C20th Edwardian period satinwood occasional table . Elegant satinwood veneered occasional or lamp table . Well-figured satinwood 'book-matched' veneered oval top ,with box-wood string inlay throughout. The base with 'interlaced' ovoid design stretcher with conforming line inlay, raised on square section tapering legs with splayed bottoms .
Cross-grain veneered edge and line-inlaid friezes.

The top with a small area of historic water staining to the original polish finish .

A useful scale well-drawn table of elegant proportions and design .

H 28"
W 23"
D 14"
England c. 1900
Ref: ML165
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Late C19th/early C20th adjustable brass fluted Corinthian column standard lamp
Late C19th/early C20th adjustable height brass fluted Corinthian column standard lamp. Heavy-quality reeded column standard lamp with well-cast Corinthian capital top . The multi-stepped plinth base raised on realistically-cast lion's paw claw feet. The central block base with cast laurel wreath decoration. The underside of the base with cast-iron weight for stability .

Adjustable height stem with 'twist' grip, with shade-ring above a triple bulb holder fitting.

Has an impressed number to cast-iron inset base.Probably made by the renowned manufacturers 'James Hinks & Son, Birmingham' .

Has been professionally re-wired , fitted with traditional period-style cotton-covered flex.

Cleaned and burnished .

H 60"
H(full)80"
Base sq.14"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 164
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Late C19th/early C20th bronzed plaster library bust.
Late C19th/early C20th bronzed plaster library bust. Life-size bronze patinated classical plaster bust on ebonised integral square socle base. Well- modelled male head study with strong facial expression and curled hair , un-titled subject but possibly David. Some minor rubbing to finish and very minor chips, but no significant damage or repairs. Handsome, decorative bust of good scale. H 23 " x W 7"(of base). Italy or France c. 1900
Ref: MLAS 142
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Late C19th/early C20th carved mahogany stool in mid C18th Georgian period style.
Late C19th/early C20th carved mahogany stool in mid C18th Georgian period style. Well-executed copy of a mid C18th Chippendale-style cabriole-leg dressing stool , standing on 'claw-and-ball' feet. The bold cabriole legs with acanthus-leaf carving and 'c' scroll detail. Of oblong form , the frieze with shaped rail , and fitted with an embroidered floral tapestry drop-in seat.

Excellent condition , strong ,robust design and construction . Quality mahogany timber which has achieved a good rich colour and patina.
Cleaned and waxed ready to use.
H 18"
W 24"
D 20"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 1601
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Late C19th/early C20th Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain lamp.
Late C19th /early C20th Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain lamp.

Decorative large-scale celadon crackleware glaze porcelain lamp in C18th style fitted on a turned circular wooden base with carved feet .

Has been rewired using traditional style cotton-covered 3-core flex . Supplied with a vintage pleated neutral-coloured linen type shade. Ready to use.

Minor repaired chip to top lip edge of neck .

H(vase) 17"
H(with shade) 31"
W 9"
D 9"
China c.1900
Ref: ML 1611
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Late C19th/early C20th Edwardian period decorated satinwood display cabinet or vitrine in the Adam revival style.
Late C19th/early C20th Edwardian period decorated satinwood display cabinet or vitrine in the Adam revival style. Good quality painted neo-classical style decoration to well-figured satinwood cabinet . Serpentine front door and sides ,raised on tapering square section supports with 'spade' feet. Cross-banded throughout and mounted with a carved and painted detail classically-inspired pediment. The decoration featuring floral swags , trailing husks and sun-flower oval paterae.
The interior fitted with shaped shelves , and covered in the apparently original , clean material lining. Original brass fittings , lock and key.

Excellent colour and condition , with minor shrinkage cracks to the top bar of the shaped ends. The painted decoration in excellent condition , retaining its original colours.

A smart cabinet in which to house a collection of fine porcelain , silver or 'objets de virtu'.

H 58"
H (+ pediment) 64"
W 41"
D 17"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 164
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