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C19th George III Chippendale-style mahogany tray-top table
C19th George III Chippendale-style mahogany tray-top table. Spindle gallery serpentine outline top. Good rich colour . Finely carved base with claw feet and bird-cage action. Tray probably C18th period ,slight crease to top. Old trade label to reverse . H 30" D 22" W 27"
Ref: ML46
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C19th George III style mahogany silver or centre table
C19th George III 'style' mahogany silver or centre table in Chinese Chippendale manner. Open pierced-fret frieze and brackets , with 'blind' fret-work legs . Raised on castors with inside round chamfered legs .Bead edge decoration to fine, thin top. Good rich colour , one old stain in polish to top(shown). H 29" x D 19"x W 34"
Ref: ML 137
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C19th George IV period mahogany fold-over top tea-table.
C19th George IV period mahogany fold-over top tea-table. Excellent quality 'plum pudding' figured mahogany tea-table ,of D-shaped form with folding swivel action top with concealed compartment beneath. Raised on a tapering octagonal column to a shaped platform base with moulded sabre supports terminating in floriate-cast gilded brass capped castors. Wonderful rich colour timber with a striking figured grain throughout the top. Cleaned and waxed , no splits ,warps or damage, original finish and patina. Highly practical side/games table , with facility as 2 person dining or supper table.
H 29.5"
W 36"
D 18".
England c. 1825
Ref: MLTH 146
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C19th George IV period mahogany writing table
C19th George IV period mahogany writing table . Great colour and condition , wonderful timber and design . Fitted 2 drawers with carved end-support base .W 44" H 29" D 25"
Ref: ML 125
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C19th George IV period rosewood library table
C19th George IV period rosewood library or centre table . Directly attributable design to Gillows of Lancaster , top quality table fitted 2 mahogany-lined drawers with brass locks and key, panelled 'dummy' drawers to reverse. Elegant twin-column end supports with stylish carved collar above .The legs with Gillows design carved knees and 'dolphin-mask' feet with concealed/recessed brass castors. Carved and turned stretcher base ,with 'reel-and-bead' carved mould to frieze . All these stylistic features are shown on impressed and attributed Gillows tables both in the firm's drawings in their 'Lancaster Estimate Sketch Book' held in The City of Westminster Archive ,and illustrated and discussed in "Gillows of Lancaster and London " by Susan E .Stuart.( see Vol. I plate nos 274 & 275 p.268. + plate GG36 p.382). Though unsigned and without an impressed stamp, the quality of design, selection of timber and build-quality ,lead us directly to a Gillow attribution. Good original condition , nice gently-faded colour to strikingly-figured top, rich patina to base with no breaks, repairs or losses. Cleaned and waxed.
England c 1825 .
W 54"
D 28"
H 29"
Ref: MLBO 1310
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C19th George IV period rosewood wall 'niche' shelf or display bracket.
C19th George IV period rosewood wall 'niche' shelf or display bracket. Unusual and useful rosewood bracket with carved 'Egyptian' leaf-capped column supports and classical scroll carved cresting or pediment .Well-figured rosewood of rich colour with crisply carved details .Would work well to feature a sculpture , clock or decorative item H 32 "
W 16 "
D 9 ".
England c.1825
Ref: ML141
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C19th George IV period Scottish mahogany knee-hole dressing table / writing table
C19th George IV period Scottish mahogany knee-hole dressing table / writing table . Neat scale turned-leg table with three-quarter gallery back with shaped returns .Unusual drawer format all fitted with locks and 'scratch' cock-beading . Large brass plate handles with stamped thistle motif decoration to the back-plates. Fitted brass cup-castors. Nice mellow colour with no damage or restoration , in all original condition .Practical piece of Country-House furniture H 30 " x W 36 " x D 21 ". Scotland c.1825
Ref: MLTH 148
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C19th George IV period simulated 'faux' rosewood open bookcase /side cabinet with parcel-gilt decoration and painted simulated 'faux' porphyry marble top.
C19th George IV period simulated 'faux' rosewood open bookcase/side cabinet with parcel-gilt decoration and painted wooden simulated 'faux' porphyry marble top. Highly decorative open-shelved side cabinet with all-over painted grain simulated "rosewood" decoration . The columnar uprights with parcel-gilt stiff-leaf decoration, the rear flat pilasters with gilded decoration . The top with well-executed painted and simulated Eygptian porphyry marble top . Four-panel back and with rounded-corner plinth base.

In good original condition ,with wear commensurate with age and use.

H 32"
W 34"
D 15"
England c.1825
Ref: ML164
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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure "Spinario"
C19th 'Grand Tour ' souvenir bronze figure "Spinario " or "The Thorn-puller". After the Antique now in Capitoline Museum ,Rome ,Italy. H 8"
Ref: ML 6a
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C19th 'Grand Tour ' souvenir classical bronze figure "Diane de Gabies" after the antique.
C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir classical bronze figure known as "Diane de Gabies "or "The Robing Diana" after the antique. French bronze casting of the marble original excavated in 1792 at the Borghese villa at Gabi ,near Rome by the great antiquarian ,collector and dealer ,Gavin Hamilton .Depicts Diana ,virgin goddess of hunting and wild nature ,robing in draped costume or diplax ,with Grecian sandals standing in classical 'contrapposto' pose. Well-cast and good scale ,with sharp detail and consistent patination .Original now in ' Musee du Louvre ',Paris, having been acquired by The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1807 .
H17" Base 6" x 5 ".
France c 1870
Ref: MLTF 139
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C19th 'Grand Tour' bronze figure "Dancing Faun with Clappers"
C19th 'Grand Tour' bronze figure "The Dancing Faun with Clappers". Cymbals in hands , foot on scabellum. Cast after the model by Isaak Duchemin( C17th ).Inscribed on base "Duchemin". (After marble original first recorded in collection of Grand Duke of Tuscany ,Florence 1665. ) Now in Uffizi ,Florence. Whilst a life-size version of this iconic figure cast by Massimiliano Soldani Benzi can be found in grounds of Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire ,seat of the Dukes of Marlborough . Good patination and condition . 24" H
Ref: ML 101
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C19th 'Grand Tour' bronze figure known as "Narcissus "
C19th 'Grand Tour' bronze figure of "Narcissus" or "Dionysus". After the antique discovered at Pompeii 1862 now in Museo Nazionale Naples.Well-cast example probably Chiurazzi Foundry ,Naples, Italy .Good consistent colour .H 11"
Ref: ML 2
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C19th 'Grand Tour' bronze figure of "Narcissus"
Small C19th bronze figure of "Narcissus" or "Dionysus". After the Antique excavated Pompeii 1862 . H 6"
Ref: ML 6
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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze , after the antique' , "Discobolus"
C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze , after the antique , "Discobolus ". Smart bronze reduction of the iconic marble original of the Greek athlete poised to hurl the discus. Well-cast copy with fine detail showing the defined musculature and concentration of the subject.

The Discobolus of Myron is a Greek sculpture c .450 BC, the original is lost but is known through numerous Roman copies in both marble and bronze. The first to be discovered was the marble " Palombara Discobolus" , the second notable discovery was made at Hadrians Villa and excavated in 1790. This version was purchased by the English art dealer and antiquary in Rome , Thomas Jenkins , at public auction in 1792. (Another example also found at Tivoli at this date was acquired by the Vatican Museums. ) The English art connoisseur and collector , Charles Townley paid Jenkins 400 for the statue in 1794 and brought it to London. In 1805 it was bought for the British Museum together with the remainder of Townley's marbles , where it remains on exhibition.

Good consistent patination ,with no damage.
H 16"
Dia (base) 6"
Italy or France c.1870
Ref: ML1510
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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze after the antique sculpture "The Borghese Gladiator".
C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze after the antique sculpture "The Borghese Gladiator". Cast bronze study of the famous original Hellenistic marble statue discovered around 1611 at Anzio south of Rome. Part of the collection in the Villa Borghese until 1807, whence it was sold to Napoleon Bonaparte and it now resides in the Louvre, Paris .A bronze cast was made for King Charles I of England , and versions can be found in great English Country House collections , such as Chatsworth and Houghton Hall. Good consistent dark patination , with some minor rubbed highlights to the head and shoulders. Mounted on a 'Nero Marquina'/striated black marble base.
H 13"
Base 13" x 4.5"
Italy or France c .1880
Ref: MLMAI 1411
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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure "Dancing Faun with Clappers" after the antique
C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure "Dancing Faun with Clappers" after the antique. Darkly patinated bronze statue of the iconic woodland faun from Greco-Romano mythology depicted with pointed faun ears ,tail and frenzied facial expression, dancing with cymbals in hands and his right foot upon a 'scabellum '(an Ancient Greek percussion instrument) . Well-cast Neapolitan reduction of the original now in Uffizi (Tribuna),Florence. First recorded in the C17th in the collection of the Duke of Tuscany , the ancient torso attributed to Praxiteles of Athens ,is thought to have had the head and arms replaced by the great Renaisssance master Michelangelo.Versions of the statue grace the great collections and museums of the world , including a large version cast after Massimiliano Soldani Benzi (1648-1740) in the grounds of Blenheim Palace ,Oxfordshire , seat of the Dukes of Marlborough.
H 13".
Naples, Italy c.1880
Ref: MLMJ 148
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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure "Mercury "
C19th 'Grand Tour ' souvenir bronze figure "Mercury" after the antique. Also known as "Hermes" was messenger to the gods in mythology .Shown seated on a rock with winged sandals .Original excavated at Herculaneum in C18th now in Museo Nazionale Naples ,Italy. H 7"L 5"
Ref: ML4
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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure "The Dying Gaul"
C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure "The Dying Gaul". Set on oval carrara marble block with contrasting coloured marble plinth base . Inscribed to front edge "GLADIATORE M "(ie Gladiatore Morente) Well-cast example with greenish patination of this iconic figure depicting the naked, defeated and wounded Gaul wearing his neck torq ,sword broken, and lying upon his discarded martial equipment and trumpet .The Roman marble version of the Hellenistic bronze original re-discovered in the C17th whilst excavations were made for the Villa Ludovisi in Rome and later housed therein .Now exhibited in The Capitoline Museum ,Rome. Further copies are to be found in many of the great English country-house collections such as Blenheim Palace and Syon Park and important sculpture galleries of the world . Bronze W 11" x D 6" x H 6". Overall base W 12" H 9"( minor chips and wear to marble)
Ref: ML 513
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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure "The Dying Gaul" after the antique.
C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure "The Dying Gaul" after the antique .Mounted on a striated purple marble base (has old repaired crack ) well-detailed casting of the iconic image of "The Dying Gaul". The study depicts the wounded Gaul wearing his neck torc , slumped upon his broken sword ,horn and shield in defeat. Naked except for a modesty fig-leaf, his belt , horn and martial equipment discarded around him. The Roman marble version of the Hellenistic original was re-discovered in the C17th whilst excavations were made for the 'Villa Ludovisi' in Rome , and later housed therein .Now exhibited in the Capitoline Museum , Rome (see photo below). Copies can be found in many of the sculpture galleries and libraries of the great English country-house collections such as Syon Park and Blenheim Palace ,and the leading museums of the world. Some rubbing to areas of colour to bronze and old repairs to marble base.
W 15" x H 8" x D 8".
Italy or France c 1870.
Ref: MLBO 1311
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C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure of "Narcissus" or "Dionysus"
C19th 'Grand Tour' souvenir bronze figure of "Narcissus" or "Dionysus". After the antique excavated at Pompeii in 1862 , now in Museo Nazionale ,Naples Italy. Was perceived to depict the subject gazing and admiring his own reflection in a water-pool, hence the "narcissistic" reference. Dionysus was Greek god of the wine-making , wine and ritual celebrations, and is depicted here with grapes in his hair and carrying a wine skin bag over his shoulder . Good detailed cast of this iconic image probably by 'Chiurazzi et Fils' foundry Napoli. Good consistent patination with slight green tinge and minimal wear or rubbing .
H 12" .
Italy c 1880
Ref: MLMA 139
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