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Pair of early C20th Northern Italian inlaid walnut bedside cupboards in the late C18th style of the Lombardy region.
Pair of early C20th Northern Italian inlaid walnut beside cupboards in the late C18th style of the Lombardy region. Copies of an important pair of neoclassically-inlaid marquetry 'commodini' in the manner of the celebrated C18th Italian Milanese cabinet-maker Giuseppe Maggiolini . Inlaid and banded with kingwood , tulip-wood and various fruit-woods , raised on short tapering legs, each fitted with a single frieze drawer and cupboard. Tops and door fronts inlaid and banded with similar marquetry design within cross-banded borders, whilst the sides inlaid with vignettes of crossed torches. Excellent condition and colour, with no repairs or damage . A true pair with opposing opening doors. Quality gilt-brass fittings and key.
H 28"
D 15.5"
W 19.5"
Italy c.1920
Ref: MLBO 155
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Pair of large C19th Japanese red lacquer decorated carved wooden figures .
Pair of large C19th Japanese red lacquer decorated carved wooden figures. Striking and decorative large-scale pair of figures , depicting a male Oni or demon figure ,together with a female figure ,probably Kannon ,Buddhist Goddess of Mercy , carrying a basket. The carved wooden bodies decorated in deep scarlet lacquer with parcel-gilt highlights .

Excellent carved detail to both figures , both shown wearing matching flowing traditional robes with key-pattern decoration to the edges and gilt-heightened flower and cloud design .

Wear to gilt and surface commensurate with age and use , minor wear to edges of robes .

Both of free-standing form ,and raised on well-carved realistically modelled feet.
H (male) 26.5"
H (female)24"
W 12"
Japan c. 1870
Ref: ML 164
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Pair of late C18th/early C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vases and covers
Pair of late C18th /early C19th Japanese Imari porcelain vases and covers. Good pair of highly decorative Japanese vases with domed lid covers and gilded Shishi/Lion-dog surmount finials. The typical Imari pattern palette of underglaze strong 'inky' cobalt blue and iron-red enamels with gilt highlights. The bodies with all-around design featuring cockerels, mythical Phoenix birds ,bamboo and floral motifs consisting of peonies and chrysanthemums.
Initially imported during the late C17th and early C18th by the Dutch East India Company in response to the demand from Europe for these wares, inspired and influenced by the interior designs of the likes of Daniel Marot and his contemporaries.
Impressive pair of vases to bring the exoticism and allure of the Orient to a traditional period or contemporary interior . Esteemed and valuable imports of the period , this type of porcelain can be found in the fine houses and palaces of Europe displayed on cabinets and fire-surrounds, often used within empty fire-places for decoration during the summer months.
In excellent original condition, with only one small chip to underside of each vase cover.
One surmount finial has evidence of old re-attachment.
H(overall) 18"
H(vase) 12"
W 10"
Japan c.1800
Ref: ML 1510
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Pair of late C19th /early C20th Continental European variegated green marble urns or vases.
Pair of late C19th /early C20th Continental European variegated green marble urns . Highly decorative large pair of circular bowl marble vases or urns . Strikingly-figured stone with deep roll-over rims , shaped bulbous bodies onto a circular turned socle foot . Could be used in an interior or exterior scheme, would work well as wine-coolers . Minor chip to lower edge of one rim.
H 13"
Dia. 18"
Depth of bowl 8"
France or Italy c.1900
Ref: MLDC 158
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Pair of late C19th /early C20th French ormolu-mounted marble urns.
Pair of late C19th / early C20th French ormolu-mounted urns. Louis XVI style white/cream marble vase bodies with dark brown striations. Fixed "lids" with flambeau finials , twin handles with mask mount, swags and flower-head subdued gilt-metal decoration . Square base with stiff-leaf mount support and spreading circular foot. Excellent condition with no breaks or repairs.
H 17"
W 6".
France c. 1900
Ref: MLJQ 1411
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Pair of late C19th /early C20th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze miniature bust studies.
Pair of late C19th /early C20th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze miniature bust studies . Smart pair of desk-top classical bronze busts of the gods "Apollo" ,Roman god of music and poetry, and "Minerva" ,Roman goddess of wisdom ,mounted on gilded bronze and white onyx bases . Well-cast detail with a dark patination .
H (overall) 8.5"
H (busts) 5"
Base 3"sq.
Italy c.1900
Ref: MLS 159
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Pair of late C19th bronze miniature 'Grand Tour' souvenir busts of "Plato" and "Ariadne".
Pair of late C19th bronze miniature 'Grand Tour' souvenir busts of Plato and Ariadne .

Well cast pair of desk-top bust studies of the Ancient Greek subjects , raised on octagonal socle bases. Individually scripted on the front of bases, "Platone " and "Ariadne".

Plato is one the world's best known ,most widely-read and studied philosophers. A student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle , he wrote in the middle of the 4th Cenury B.C.E in Ancient Greece.
Ariadne in Greek Mythology , was the immortal wife of the wine-God, Dionysus.

Good consistent patination . Ariadne bust with slight rear tilt on base .
H 7"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 1510
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Pair of late C19th Chinese carved hardwood/ 'hongmu' inset marble-top jardinière or urn stands.
Pair of late C19th Chinese carved hardwood /'hongmu' inset marble-top jardinière or urn stands. Pair of heavy quality tables of most unusual design and form , constructed with detachable 'pegged' top sections . Good carved detail with peony flowerheads, vine and leaf decoration on four-splay bases with carved and pierced lower tier. Fitted with inset variegated rouge marble octagonal tops , with carved edges. Good original condition and colour, with no breaks or losses. Great for use as a pair of lamp or vase tables .Tops W 16" x H 32" . China c.1890
Ref: MLC 143
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Pair of late C19th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood/rosewood square low tables or vase-stands.
Pair of late C29th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood /rosewood square low tables or vase-stands. Smart pair of huali panelled-top low tables or stands, of waisted form raised on square section legs with shaped feet . The open carved friezes with 'end-less knot' designs.
Decorated all-round, of free-standing design .
Well-selected figured timber tops.

Useful pair of tables which would work well as drinks/end tables.

Excellent rich colour and condition.
H 12"
W 12"
D 12"
China c.1900
Ref: ML165
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Pair of late C19th Chippendale-revival mahogany candle-stands.
Pair of late C19th Chippendale-revival mahogany candle-stands. Faithful copies of important C18th candle-stands , with tripod bases and 'Chinese-Chippendale' design open-fret gallery octagonal tops. Elegant turned columns with carved vase knop and beaded collar details , onto carved claw feet with a carved rococo cartouche detail to the knees. A good quality grade of timber which has obtained a nice faded Georgian period style patina. Some ring marks/stains to tops, but no breaks or repairs.(candle-sticks not included) H 40" x W (Tops) 12" . England c.1890
Ref: MLMC 146
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Pair of late C19th Dutch walnut armchairs.
Pair of late C19th Dutch walnut armchairs. Faithful copies of early C18th design walnut armchairs with ornate burr-walnut veneered back- splats . Shaped cabriole front legs with pad feet,'shepherds crook' arms, shaped drop-in seats with shaped cartouche to front rail. Overall bold, broad proportions ,elbow pad upholstery to arms. Excellent, strong condition with no breaks or repairs, good rich honey-coloured walnut frames. Old clean upholstery , but could benefit from re-covering.
H 43" x W (seat) 24" x D 20".
Holland c.1880
Ref: MLJQ 147
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Pair of late C19th French bronze and ormolu candle-sticks on marble plinth bases.
Pair of late C19th French bronze and ormolu candlesticks raised on marble plinth bases. Louis XVI- style candelabras modelled as partially-draped cherubs or 'amorini' holding foliate branch candle-branches perched upon naturalistic ormolu supports. Octagonal facetted white marble bases with cylindrical centres and ormolu decoration, raised on compressed ribbed ormolu feet. Well-cast chased ormolu candle-holders. In excellent condition , the ormolu retaining its original bright gilding. H 17" x Base 5" x 5". France c.1880
Ref: MLCA 144
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Pair of late C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze lions after Antonio Canova.
Pair of late C19th bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze lions after Antonio Canova. Well-cast pair of bronze reductions originally sculpted from marble in 1792 by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in St.Peters Basilica, Rome. The sleeping lion is symbolic of the Pope's moderation , whilst the vigilant lion represents his energetic work. Good 'chocolate' brown patination with some rubbed highlights to the manes. Copies of various sizes and materials adorn some of the world's greatest houses and institutions, including a pair at Chatsworth the seat of the Dukes of Devonshire. L 9" x D 4". Italy c. 1880
Ref: MLAF 148
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Pair of late C19th Italian bronze, ormolu and opaline glass wall-lights.
Pair of late C19th Italian bronze, ormolu and opaline glass wall-lights.
Modelled as a pair of dark-patinated bronze 'blackamoor' hands with filigree ormolu "lace" cuffs holding a finely-chased ormolu branch with a blue and white opaline glass shades. The shades of tulip flower form . The hands of opposing design.

Striking combination of colours and materials.
The rear of the fitting with wall-hanging facility.

Unusual pair of stylish wall-lights in excellent original condition.

No damage to glass fittings.

H 12"
D 9"
W 7"
Italy c.1870
Ref: ML 166
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Pair of late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronzes after the antique, "Mercury" and "Fortuna".
Pair of late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronzes after the antique ,"Mercury and "Fortuna". Well-cast bronze copies of the models by Renaissance sculptor Giambologna (1529-1608), now housed in the Bargello Museum , Florence ,Italy. Mercury, the Roman messenger to the Gods , is depicted with his winged helmet, winged feet and holding his herald's staff or 'caduceus'. Fortuna , Goddess of luck and good fortune, is depicted wrapped in flowing gowns, holding a cornucopia. Both are raised balanced upon the winds of the Boreas, mounted upon bronze and black marble cylindrical plinths. The cast detail around the plinths showing cherubs or 'amorini' , depicting the Arts. Good original condition , dark patination with some minor wear to colouring of legs from handling, commensurate with age. No damage or losses.
H 20"
Dia.(bases) 5"
Italy c.1880
Ref: ML157
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Pair of late C19th Japanese cloisonné enamel vases
Pair of late C19th Japanese cloisonné enamel vases. Meiji period (1868-1912) brass/copper-bodied vases in mint condition, decorated in multi-coloured cloisonné enamel. The ovoid bodies decorated with butterflies to the shoulder ,with a band of 'Mons' style roundels ,above shaped reserve panels with flower-heads and gold-flecked ground. Perfect condition, with no restoration.
H 6"
W 4".
Japan c. 1890
Ref: MLB 1501
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Pair of late C19th/ early C20th Italian Venetian-style 'faux' marble stands.
Pair of late C19th/ early C20th Italian Venetian-style 'faux' marble stands. Simulated green marble or malachite tri-form canted-corner torcheres or candle-stands of C18th design ,with parcel gilt decoration and mouldings. Carved classical swag detail and gilt ball feet. Well-executed 'faux' marble paint decoration, with minor distressing , good interior decorative quality.
H 24"
W 12"
Italy c.1900
Ref: ML 1601
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Pair of late C19th/early C20th cast plaster Corinthian-capped fluted architectural columns .
Pair of late C19th/early C20th cast plaster Corinthian-capped fluted architectural columns . Impressive tall pair of classical columns for interior use . Cast plaster onto a wooden core , for use as a decorative feature , not for load-bearing construction .
Well-defined detail to the caps with concave sides , scroll corners and 'egg-and-dart' mouldings . The shafts of the columns with crisply-defined flutes.
Old paint finish.

In excellent condition with no breaks , damage or losses.

H 89"
W (Base) 12" sq.
W (Cap) 14" sq.
D 12"
England c.1900
Ref: ML 167
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Pair of late C19th/early C20th French marble vases with gilded mounts.
Pair of lae C19th/early C20th French marble vases with gilded mounts. Smart pair of striated marble urns with black ,white, peach and yellow tones. The bodies fitted with twin cast-ormolu loop handles with foliate detail , fixed dome 'cover' tops with turned finials . The vase body supported upon a spreading ormolu foot onto a square base with beaded trim and fitted with a garland motif to the front of plinth base. Excellent condition with no breaks or repairs, aged patination and minor wear to gilding commensurate with age.
H 15"
W 6"
Base 4" sq.
France c.1900
Ref: MLDQ 154
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Pair of late C19th/early C20th French ormolu-mounted 'rouge' marble vases.
Pair of late C19th/early C20th French ormolu-mounted 'rouge' marble urns. Subtle rose-coloured marble Louis XVI style vases with high-quality gilded ormolu mounts . Fitted with twin intertwined handles , flambeau finials to fixed 'lids', and floral rose and flower-head swag garlands to the bodies (opposing designs ) Raised on a tapering foot with stiff-leaf/feather or fleche mount, onto a square base with laurel-wrapped ring mount. Both in excellent original condition .
H 16 " x W(of body)7".
France c.1900
Ref: MLJQ 1411
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