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C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardinière stand
C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top jardinière stand. Nice quality hongmu stand on carved quadruple supports with rouge/pink marble inset top. Carved edge with shaped brackets carved with flower-heads, carved under-tier. Good colour and excellent condition.
Hj 24"
Dia.(top)10 ".
China c.1890.
Ref: MLJM145
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C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top miniature jardinière stand
C19th Chinese carved hardwood/rosewood marble-top miniature jardinière stand. Nice quality low hongmu stand/table with carved flower and bird decoration .Inset rouge/pink marble-top with flower-carved edge. Quadruple carved shaped supports united by carved stretcher. Excellent colour and condition. Would make a great wine/drinks table. H .14 "
Dia.(top)11 ".
China c. 1890.
Ref: MLJM 145
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C19th 'Chinese Chippendale'-style mirror
C19th 'Chinese Chippendale'-style mirror.Carved wood frame with silvered gesso finish . Stylish quality mirror with pagoda top .H 54" W 30"
Ref: ML 164
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C19th Chinese export brass-bound military campaign travelling trunk in camphor wood.
C19th Chinese export brass-bound military campaign / travelling trunk in camphor wood .


Made from well-figured exotic tropical camphor wood , to repell insects and prevent infestation in hot climes.

Brass strappings and brass-capped strengthened corners , fitted with carrying handles to the ends .
The top with unengraved /vacant brass name plaque , the front of lid with inset brass lifting handle , below is a brass lock-plate (no key).

Strongly-scented interior with characteristic camphor smell , the exterior of good pale colour.

Has knocks and dents commensurate with age and use . The lid closure with minor warp.

Useful coffee table or storage chest .

H 16"
W 35"
D 17"
China c.1860
Ref: ML 1610
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C19th Chinese Qing dynasty carved 'hongmu' marble-topped centre table.
C19th Chinese Qing dynasty carved 'hongmu' marble-topped centre table . Superior quality carved hardwood free-standing centre table with inset figured rose-pink marble top .

Well-carved scrolling foliage and flower-head detail to the aprons with carved open fret-work friezes. Raised upon shaped square-section supports terminating in dragon's claw-form feet .

The well-figured marble top set into over-hanging rectangular frame with pierced detail below.

In excellent original condition , good rich consistent colour and patination. No breaks , cracks ,damage or repairs to the marble top.

(For an almost identical example see Christies, London 11/05/2016 Sale no. 12289 Lot no.361 £3750)

H 33"
W 39"
D 22"
China c.1860
Ref: ML169
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C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain 'famille verte' palette decorated vase lamp in the C18th Qianlong period style.
C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain 'famille verte' palette decorated vase lamp in C18th Qianlong period style.

Smartly converted Chinese porcelain vase with gilt-brass Chinese-style shaped foot mount and neck mount with Chinese key pattern decoration. Decorated in hand-painted panels of 'famille verte' style enamels ,depicting court and domestic scenes with shaped vignettes separated with trellis-style pattern . The base of the neck with 4 stylised gilded Lion-dog heads with 'rings' through their mouths , interspersed with prunus and bird decoration .

Minor rubbing to enamels and to gilded lions heads . No damage or repairs .

Excellent decorative lamp to introduce a taste of the exotic orient to an interior scheme.

H 21"
W 9"
D 9"
China c.1860
Ref: ML 1701
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C19th Continental porcelain plaque
C19th Continental porcelain plaque."Boy with puppies ".Re framed ,unmarked . 6" x 4"
German or Austrian.
c.1880
Ref: ML 135
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C19th fossilised marble desk-top thermometer
C19th fossilised marble desk-top thermometer.Probably souvenir from Jurassic coast, striking content .H 10" base 7"
Ref: ML 811
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C19th French marble lamp with gilded brass mount.
C19th French marble lamp with gilt metal mount. Turned marble vase-bodied lamp of substantial scale with gilt-brass surmount and fitting. Fitted to a mahogany plinth base and having been rewired using traditional-style cotton-covered twisted 3-core flex.

Strikingly-figured stone with accents of rose and peach colours.

No breaks or damage to body, minor filled chips to the base.

Ready to use.
H 25" (full)
H 16" (marble vase)
Width 8"
Base sq. 8"
France c.1870
Ref: ML 165
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C19th French animalier bronzed spelter study of a recumbent greyhound.
C19th French animalier bronzed spelter study of a recumbent greyhound .

Smart bronzed metal study of a greyhound , its head twisted , reclining upon a naturalistically-modelled base. Good attention to detail with lean torso and curled tail .

Raised upon an integral moulded edge oval ended base . The base with original wooden insert.

In the manner of the celebrated French animalier bronze sculptor P.J .Mene.

H 4"
W 3.5"
D 9"
France c.1850
Ref: ML 1612
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C19th French bobbin-turned beech simulated /faux rosewood Canterbury.
C19th French bobbin-turned beech simulated /faux rosewood Canterbury. Smart small-scale music Canterbury/magazine rack with 4 division top and under-tier. All-over bobbin turning , with carrying handle to centre.
Original brass ferrule castors with turned horn wheels.

Well-executed painted rosewood grain simulation to platforms .

In excellent original condition .
H 19"
W 16"
D 13"
French c.1860
Ref: ML164
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C19th French bronze bust study of Gaius Julius Caesar by F.Barbedienne .
C19th French bronze bust study of Gaius Julius Caesar by F.Bardedienne. Well-patinated bronze study of the great Roman general, statesman and Consul ( July 100 BC- 15 March 44 BC ), who played such a critical role in events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and rise of the Roman Empire. Infamously assassinated in 'The Ides of March' plot by Brutus and his fellow conspirators. The Barbedienne foundry was established in Paris in 1838 by Ferdinand Bardedienne and Achille Collas . Collas had invented a machine that could reduce copies of famous works from the museums of the world, and allowed the foundry to produce miniature copies and in many ways thus allowing the democratisation of art and making it available to many. Bears both foundry mark and 'Collas Reduction' seal stamp .A nice desk-top size study showing Caesar in studious pose .
H 9 "
W 5"
D 4 " .
France c. 1880
Ref: MLMC 1311
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C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze sculpture after the antique of "Diana Chasseresse" /"Diana the Huntress" by Ferdinand Barbedienne Foundry.
C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze sculpture after the antique of "Diana Chasseresse" / "Diana the Huntress". Large scale bronze by the celebrated Parisian foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892) , signed on the reverse by the foundry and also bearing the impressed stamp of Achille Collas ,whose invention introduced the technique to produce smaller scale reductions of large classical statuary. `The marble original now housed in the Louvre , Paris , being a Roman (1st or 2nd century AD) over life-size copy of a lost Greek original c.325 BC . Discovered in Italy reputedly at Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, the statue was gifted to Henry II of France by Pope Paul IV in 1556. Portrayed as a Huntress, the Goddess of the Chase has her quiver of arrows across her back ,and is attended by a buck deer ,with her left hand gripping part of her bow .She wears a short Dorian chiton ,a himation around her waist and sandals on her feet. Excellent condition and good consistent patination. Good clear foundry marks.
H 21"
W 12".
France c. 1870
Ref: MLAF 1412
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C19th French bronze statue of "Mercury" after Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.
C19th French bronze statue of "Mercury" after Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. This well-cast reduction of Pigalle's most celebrated work shows the messenger to the Gods fastening his winged sandals ("talaria") in order to take flight, whilst resting on a cloud.
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle(1714-1785)became one of the most celebrated sculptors in France during the Rococo period of the eighteenth century. Pigalle studied in Rome before returning to France where he sculpted this original small version of "Mercury" in 1741 from marble and he gained admission to the French Academy of Fine Arts in Paris in 1744.Subsequently in 1752 Pigalle was appointed Professor of Sculpture at the Academy and received a number of royal commissions.
The marble sculpture is now in the Musee du Louvre ,Paris, whilst its terracotta model resides in the Metropolitan Museum, New York. Versions of this iconic image exist in some of the greatest collections of the world, Waddesdon Manor as owned by the Rothschild dynasty being one .
This greenish-brown patinated bronze version , shows "Mercury" leaning down to fasten his wings while gazing upwards to the Heavens, his caduceus laid down by his feet.
H 13"
W 8".
France c. 1870
Ref: MLMJ 147
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C19th French bronze study of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
C19th French bronze study of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Mounted on siena marble (marmo giallo) base ,well-modelled study of Napoleon dressed in full uniform, gloves in hand, in contemplation with charts laid out before him , astride a dilapidated chair on a naturalistic cast base. Possibly a study showing him in repose before battle.... or maybe in defeat? Base 6" x 3" H 5".France c 1850
Ref: MLLE139
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C19th French bronze-cased carriage clock
C19th French bronze-cased carriage clock. Fine engraved case ,silvered dial with loop hands and gilt carrying-handle .Good working order .Very smart. H 5" W 3 1/2 "
Ref: ML 14
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C19th French carved gilt-wood stool.
C19th French carved gilt-wood stool. Good quality carved frame gilt-wood oblong salon or dressing stool in Louis XVI taste , raised on cabriole leg supports with carved scroll toes . Serpentine rails with carved flower-head decoration and also to corners ,with original carved horn wheel castors with brass forks.

In excellent condition , quality C19th gilding with subtle areas of pink /red gesso ground 'bleeding' through.

Recent peach-coloured damask-style covering with good strong, sound professionally and traditionally upholstered webbed base.

Would work equally well in a reception room or bed-room.
H 17"
W 22"
D 17"
France c.1870
Ref: ML164
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C19th French Empire-style mahogany pedestal cupboard
C19th French Empire-style mahogany pedestal cupboard.Free-standing with verde antico marble top and chased ormolu column mounts . Fitted freize drawer. H 31" W 15" d 13" (Key )
Ref: ML 199
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C19th French Empire-style mahogany pedestal tambour door bedside cabinet.
C19th French Empire-style mahogany pedestal tambour door bedside cabinet with brass handles. Free-standing with Eygptian style gilt mount . Nice rich colour and clean condition .H 32" x D 15" x W 13". France c.1820.
Ref: ML 221
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C19th French gilt-brass Empire design lamp-base
C19th French gilt-brass Empire design lamp-base. Neo-classical style lamp in gilt-brass with stylish cast ornamentation. Leaf-cast column and stepped plinth base with figural and neo-classic Empirical reliefs and motifs . Great scale and stylish design. Requires re-wiring which can be completed to clients specification (inclusive).
H (overall) 32" Base 6 " sq.
France c 1860
Ref: MLBO 139
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