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C19th French 'Trumeau' mirror
C19th French 'Trumeau' mirror . Nice 'apple green' surround with good quality oil- on- canvas trumeau panel "Le Printemps " (The Spring ) after Francois Boucher .Original gided decoration and silver-grey foxed original mirror plate . Very decorative . Nice old paper label on reverse .
H 63"
W 43".
France c.1890
Ref: ML 275
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C19th French walnut ,kingwood and ormolu-mounted parquetry work-table
C19th French walnut ,kingwood and ormolu-mounted parquetry work-table. Nice original condition with sliding fitted interior , velvet-lined base and inset mirror lid .H 28" top 18"x 14" (key)
Ref: ML927
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C19th George II style carved mahogany 'Gainsborough' armchair.
C19th George II style carved mahogany 'Gainsborough' library armchair. Well-carved frame of wide, generous proportions . Bold cabriole legs to front and rear with 'c' scrolls ,leaf carving and richly patinated timber . Heavily carved 'scallop' seat-edge with acanthus leaf carved arms and leaf-wrapped feet . Upholstered in old floral tapestry fabric. Stunning copy of an important early Georgian period armchair .
W(seat)27"
H 19"
W(between arms)25"
D 23"
H(back)46"
England c . 1880.

Ref: MLB139
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C19th George II style decorated and parcel-gilt astragal glazed bookcase.
C19th George II style decorated and parcel-gilt astragal glazed bookcase. Very impressive mahogany-constructed 2-door bookcase/cabinet decorated with a period-inspired dark green and gilded scheme. Dramatically-scaled twin glazed doors with gilt-highlighted glazing bars enclosing a 5 fixed-shelf interior. The carved cavetto and 'egg and dart' cornice with parcel gilt decoration , above a dentil mould . A Chippendale-inspired 'card-cut' blind-fret frieze beneath . The plinth base carved with period-style parcel gilded flower-head design moulding. The majority of the glass panes almost certainly mid C18th, with some old replacements.

In excellent aged period-style paint finish, incorporating mid C18th period doors.

A practical and stylish cabinet with striking visual presence.
H 82"
W 58.5"
D 17.5"
England c.1850
Ref: ML159
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C19th George II style walnut and parcel gilt mirror
C19th George II style walnut and parcel gilt mirror in manner of William Kent . Carved gilt-wood eagle surmount set within broken arch 'swan-neck ' pediment with rosette terminals .
H 52"
W 24".
England c.1880
Ref: ML86
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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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