Regency period entrance gate and original posts c 1820

Regency period entrance gate and original posts c 1820

A rare forged iron Regency period entrance gate, with the original Egyptian revival posts.

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Wild Animals from a Greek vase 1766

Wild Animals from a Greek vase 1766

an engraving from ‘Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton’. Published in two volumes 1766 and 1767.
Published at an enormous cost of £6,000, in an edition of 500 copies, the work was the first true record of Greek art & terrifically influential on subsequent design & taste.

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Ivory Corpus Christi from Dieppe c. 1830

Ivory Corpus Christi from Dieppe c. 1830

A beautifully carved and unusually large ivory figure of the body of Christ on the Cross (Corpus Christi), from the centre of excellence in French ivory working, Dieppe,  c 1830.

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Spring Exhibition images

Spring Exhibition images

Just a few of the many new items in the Spring Exhibition of Treasures now on.

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English Regency mahogany tea table c 1810

English Regency mahogany tea table c 1810

A fine quality Cuban mahogany tea table with finely reeded edges and legs and double gate action to the rear legs. Original waxed finish. UK origin c 1810.

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Regency mahogany brass bound campaign partners desk c 1820

Regency mahogany brass bound campaign partners desk c 1820

A very rare full mahogany brass bound campaign writing desk, of the finest mahogany, with ebony reeded plinths, double pin locks and massive  patent steel revolving casters. The whole of diminutive size. Related is a brass bound campaign reproducing machine Davenport desk with similar mounts and quality,  illustrated in Nicholas Brewers ‘ Campaign Furniture- elegance under canvas’.

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Tasmanian mechanical pit saw mechanics weather vane c 1920

Tasmanian mechanical pit saw mechanics weather vane c 1920

An extremely rare Tasmanian Edwardian period weather vane  with an automaton driven by a bar propelled by the windmill.

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Gabriel Viardot collector’s cabinet c 1870
Pair of gilt bronze chenets c 1850

Pair of gilt bronze chenets c 1850

A beautifully cast pair of mercury gilt bronze cheneys, with original forged iron stands.

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Nelson’s column banquet lamp c 1870

Nelson’s column banquet lamp c 1870

A magnificent English Victorian period banquet lamp, with cut glass font, original duplex mechanism in working order, supported by an electroplate column with laurel wreaths to each face modelled on Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square.

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