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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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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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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Chippendale wing chair c.1760

Chippendale wing chair c.1760

A beautifully formed English George III period mahogany wing back, scroll arm, library draft chair. With well carved front and back legs. The legs with original waxed finish. The upholstery with original horsehair stitched fillings and duck down filled cushion.

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Spring Exhibition of Treasures opens tomorrow 10am 1st September
Regency print cabinet c 1820

Regency print cabinet c 1820

A good quality English George IV period folio cabinet, in best mahogany c.1825. The French form, high quality timber & English construction similar to the work of S Jamar
Original handles and patina.

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