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Pair late C19th 'Grand Tour' spelter vases/urns
Pair late C19th 'Grand Tour' spelter vases. Of Antique volute krater form with all-round Classical decoration. Spelter (zinc alloy) patinated as bronze. Raised on rouge marble bases with detachable interior liners. H 15"
Ref: ML 8
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Pair late C19th Indo-Persian school oil on canvas portraits.
Pair late C19th Indo-Persian , or Qajar, school oil-on-canvas portraits. Unframed ,mounted on stretchers , highly decorative pair of male and female portraits in ceremonial or national dress costume. Striking pair of pictures painted in rich colours and with no damage/rips to canvas . H 32"
W 18".
India/Persia c. 1900
Ref: MLH713
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Pair late C19th Italian carved gilt-wood 'Florentine' framed mirrors.
Pair late C19th Italian carved gilt-wood 'Florentine' framed mirrors. Well-carved wooden Florentine-style frames with good water-gilded surface in perfect condition . Oval mirror plates with minor 'foxing', panelled back-boards. Scroll and flower-head detail with no damage , breaks or losses. Nice pair of symmetrically decorative mirrors. Frames 20" x 15". Italy , Florence c.1900
Ref: MLC 143
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Pair late C19th Japanese blue and white porcelain chargers.
Pair late C19th Japanese blue and white porcelain chargers. With precisely painted geometric designs , good large pair of deep-dished chargers. The centres decorated in 'mons' or Japanese heraldry symbols. Fitted with old wires to backs with original rim-holes to raised 'foot' for hanging and display. Good strong colours and striking designs ,both in perfect, unrestored condition . Typical trailing decoration to reverse borders , with painted marks and kiln-spurs to the centre. Dia. 19" . Japan c.1875
Ref: MLCA1312
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Pair late C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vases now fitted with lamp conversions .
Pair late C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vases now fitted with lamp conversions .Decorated in typical vibrant Imari palette , iron-red ,blue and gold ,depicting flowers and birds. Good size ,strong colours and perfect condition , not drilled but fitted with detachable fittings . Need re-wiring .Japan c 1880. H (of bodies) 17"
Ref: MLB 139
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Pair late C19th mounted Elk antlers
Pair late C19th mounted Elk or Moose antlers. .With part skull mounted on oak roundel with bevelled back .Good width and colour, nice symmetrically balanced rack .W 44" D 21".Probably European ,
Scandinavia. .C 1900
Ref: MLW138
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Pair late C19th ormolu and cut-glass wall-lights /sconces
Pair late C19th ormolu and cut-glass wall-lights/sconces .Spectacular design, quality and scale with cut-glass "drip-pans" and lustre droppers. 6 branch lights previously gasoliers , been wired need re-wiring to contemporary specification.
H 24" x W 16".
England c.1890
Ref: MLB 943
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Pair late C19th oval Japanese Imari dishes.
Pair late C19th oval Japanese Imari dihes . Perfect condition .W 16" x 12"
Ref: ML633
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Pair late C19th Royal Worcester Porcelain figures of "Grecian " water-carriers.
Pair late C19th Royal Worcester Porcelain figures of "Grecian" water-carriers .Large scale female figures in classical robes carrying water vessels and amphorae decorated with Greek-key pattern. Modelled by James Hadley , finished in 'blush ivory' with gilt decoration ,and finely-detailed painted decoration to robe edges. . Impressed factory mark together with puce factory stamp. Date code for 1888 . No damage or restoration , minor rubbing to gilt . H 20". Worcester , England c 1888.
Ref: MLBO 1311
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Pair late C19th/early C20th Chinese hardwood stands.
Pair late C19th/early C20th Chinese hardwood stands. Well-carved pair of rosewood/huali tables with rouge/pink marble inset tops (1 with old repairs to crack)standing on claw feet .Good carved and fretted friezes. Very good quality and colour. 16" x 12" X H 17". China c. 1900.
Ref: MLBO 137
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Pair late C19th/early C20th French ormolu-mounted white marble urns.
Pair late C19th/early C20th French ormolu-mounted white marble urns. Gilt-bronze ormolu mounts on statuary carrara marble vases ,in the Louis XVI style. Great quality castings with well-defined classical 'rams-head' side-mounts with floral swags against pure white polished solid marble bodies, which have a great luminescence. 'Stiff-leaf' decoration to base and leaf-cast ring to socle onto circular bases. Fixed integral 'lids' with flambeau finials. No damage or repairs, all complete. H 17" x W (bodies) 7". France c.1910.
Ref: MLJQ 142
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Pair late C19th/early C20th George I period style walnut framed armchairs
Pair late C19th/early C20th George I period style walnut framed armchairs. Well-executed copies of important early C18th walnut armchairs , upholstered in beautiful period-style floral 'snow-drop' design needlework/tapestry. 'Shepherds-crook' arms, shaped cabriole legs, with c-scrolls, shell-carved knees terminating in scroll carved feet. The top centre back with carved scallop-shell decoration. Shaped serpentine front-rail and stylish shaped backs. Good faded, warm walnut patination, and overall excellent condition. H(back)42" x (seat)18"x W 23" England c.1900
Ref: MLWA 142
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Pair late C19th/early C20th George I period style walnut framed armchairs
Pair late C19th/early C20th George I period style walnut framed armchairs. Well-executed copies of important early C18th walnut armchairs, upholstered in beautiful period-style richly-coloured floral design needlework/tapestry (some minor wear to seat).'Shepherds-crook' arms ,shaped cabriole legs with c-scrolls ,shell-carved knees terminating in scroll carved feet. The top centre back carved with scallop-shell decoration. Shaped serpentine front-rail and stylish shaped backs. Rich colour timber and overall good condition. H(back)42" x (seat) 18" x W 23".
England c. 1900
Ref: MLWA142
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Pair of C17th-style brass fire-place andirons or 'fire-dogs'.
Pair of C17th-style brass fire-place andirons . Early C20th copies in cast-brass with cast-iron supports/rests for a fire-basket. Heavy quality with lion-mask and ring detail with baluster tops, standing on ball feet. H 23"
W 13"
D 21".
England c. 1930
Ref: MLBO 134
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Pair of C18th provincially-made 'country Chippendale' type alder-wood side/hall-chairs.
Pair of C18th provincially-made 'country Chippendale' type alder-wood side/hall-chairs. Great rich patina and colour ,shaped cresting rails with pierced and shaped splats with inverted heart-shape pierced decoration to base. The solid seats with a moulded edge , of wonderful colour and glow. Square-section legs with an 'H' stretcher. Good original condition with no breaks or repairs . Minor evidence of historic wood-worm.
H(back)39"
W 19"
D 15"
England c.1780
Ref: MLPS 126
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Pair of C19th Baroque style bronze galloping horse studies on marble plinth bases in the manner of Francesco Fanelli .
Pair of C19th Baroque style bronze galloping horse studies on marble plinth bases in the manner of Francesco Fanelli.

Smart pair of bronze galloping horse sculptures mounted on shaped white marble plinth bases with inset rose marble panels . The well-cast and detailed bronzes having a reddish lacquer patination in the style of period studies . Both models having harness detail , flowing tails and manes , each in a slightly differing galloping or leaping stance .

Executed in the manner of the Baroque period Italian sculptor Francesco Fanelli (c.1590-1653). Fanelli , born in Florence , spent most of his career in England having come to the attention of Charles I , and is best known for his equestrian studies .

In excellent condition, the patination of consistent colour , minor chips and 'fritting' to edges of the bases.

H 9"
W 7"
D 3.5"
H (bronze) 4.5"
W(bronze) 8"
England or Italy c. 1860
Ref: ML 1705
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Pair of C19th cast-brass Royal-Coat-of-Arms armorial door-stops.
Pair of C19th cast-brass Royal-Coat-of-Arms armorial door-stops. Decorative pair of armorials on stepped plinths originally conceived as fire-places ornaments. The centre shield is quartered, depicting in the first and fourth quarters the three passant guardant lions of England ; in the second , the rampant lion and double tressure flory-counter-flory of Scotland; and in the third quarter a harp for Ireland. The crest is a statant guardant lion wearing an imperial crown, himself on another representation of that crown. The dexter supporter is a likewise crowned English lion; the sinister supporter, a Scottish unicorn . According to legend a free unicorn was considered a dangerous beast, therefore the heraldic unicorn is chained. In the greenery below , a thistle, Tudor rose and shamrock are present to signify the union. The coat features both the motto of English monarchs ,"Dieu et mon droit" ( "God and my right") and the motto of the Order of the Garter "Honi soit qui mal y pense" ( "Shame upon him who thinks evil of it ")on a representation of the garter behind the shield. Both in excellent original condition and have a good surface not having been machine polished. Smart decorative pair to bring a regal touch to an interior.
W 12"
H 10" .
England c.1870
Ref: MLTH 148
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Pair of C19th French bronze 'Borghese' vases.
Pair of C19th French bronze 'Borghese' vases. Quality pair of bronze copies of the famous Greek original marble vase from the Villa Borghese in Italy. Gilt-bronze ' ovolo and dart ' edge rim and bowls , gilt-bronze knopped stem and raised on 'verde antico'/green marble bases. Bas-relief design of a dancing bacchanalian procession with Dionysus (God of wine) and Ariadne , with twin satyr-mask handles. Some minor discolouration to interior of one vase bowl. The marble original now in Louvre Museum , Paris, having been removed from Italy by Napoleon.
H 9.5"
W 7"
France c. 1860
Ref: MLBO 1411
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Pair of C19th French bronze bust studies of Judges after Comte D'Orsay.
Pair of C19th French bronze busts of Judges after Comte D'Orsay. Well-executed pair of library/desk-top busts of members of French judiciary on white statuary marble cylindrical plinth bases. Both signed and dated to rear , "1846 & 1847" and "Comte D'Orsay Sculpt". The French dandy ,artist and sculptor Alfred-Guillaume Gabriel (1801-1852) was a member of the French peerage and titled The Count of Orsay , and who gained a reputation as a renowned socialite and aesthete .Good detailed castings depicting the subjects in full-bottomed legal wigs and formal court dress lace cravats. H 11 " overall. H (bronze)5.5" & 6". France 1846/7.
Ref: MLC 145
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Pair of C19th French bronze rococo-style urns of Louis XV design.
Pair of C19th French bronze rococo-style urns of Louis XV design . Elaborately-cast pair of twin-handled urns on tre-foil bases with all-over rococo style decoration . Shallow bowl tops .
Stylish mantle-piece urns with good original and consistent patination.
Minor rubbing to high-points.
H 10"
D 6.5"
W 6.5"
France c.1860
Ref: ML164
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