A very comfy, & elegant Regency period wing library chair with fine barrel back on ring turned mahogany legs, in red morocco leather. UK c 1810.
112cm H x 80cmW x 70cm D
Price inc GST $3,750
A rare Irish Georgian serving / lobby table c 1780, of terrific scale & quality, great for a grand entry or drinks station behind a sofa. Mahogany onto white pine, with rough dressed framing under, later marble.
82cm H x 71cm D x 158cm W
Price inc GST $3,500
A fine elm country chest of drawers, in excellent untouched condition, with a wonderful waxed patina, of a warm honey colour & useful small size. Original handles, locks escutcheons & ‘French feet’. Solid elm furniture in elegant forms & this condition is genuinely rare.
A fine & useful English Regency period dwarf bookcase, Indian rosewood inlaid with sycamore of stars, geometric lines & paterea. With the original gilt brass grilles to door, shelves & parcel gilt persic columns to ends. The form favoured by Regency cabinet maker George Bullock. Ex John Dunn Antiques Melbourne. Illustrated Australian Antique Collector 1973. 83cm H x 97m W x 39cm D
A rare & stylish English Regency period revolving drum library table, of handy small size. Brazillian rosewood, inlaid with satinwood, oak lined drawers, original key. Faded green leather top. UK c1810.
Ex Stair Gallery, Mayfair London. Ht 79cm x 92cm diameter.
A beautifully cast & patinated English George IV period bronze inkwell, with original cut glass liner. The lid in the form of a pine cone, egg and dart vase shaped well, supported on tripartite winged fauns with lion paw feet. After designs by C.H. Tatham, taken from ancient oiginals. Ht 115mm. UK c1825.
A rare English Regency period, brass inlaid mahogany harpist’s chair. The seat raises on a timber thread, the back supports a musician whilst tilting the harp backwards. Original horsehair stitched uoholstery form & nice untouched old patina. UK c1820. 84cm H x 44cm W x 37cm D.
A magnificent old Sheffield plate tea urn, complete with original interior insulator, lids and ivory mounted tap. Of lobed urn form, the body with a band of raised Grecian fret motif, with cornucopia handles. In almost mint condition, the borders lightly ‘bled’. Ht 42cm x 31cm x 31cm
A superb quality French thuyawood, ebony & bronze mounted mantel clock by the esteemed Raingo of Paris, makers of patent planet pendulum & orrery clocks to King George IV of England & Louis Phillippe of France.
Thuya wood, an astonishingly rare wood, is found only in Morocco, here veneered onto oak & bronze mounted.
8 day, half hour bell striking with key wind & regulation.
Ht 334mm x 210mm 110mm
Price inc GST $4,250
A South German marquetry cabinet c 1740. In finely figured walnut, onto oak & poplar with a good old patina. The doors with contrasting panels and quadrants of dark walnut, the top with geometric marquetry. Mounted with blued steel carrying handles, and fine original lock, hinges & key. The brass escutcheons with engraved faces & remains of gilding. The interior with original decoration painted in cobalt of clouds.
On new lucite stand.For a collection of wonders, or a snazzy drinks cabinet?
A very elegant & virtually untouched George III period wine cooler, for storing cool whites on ice, with a bung hole to the base. Of tight oval form, the flat top with a good patina, handy as a wine table in itself. In wonderful heavy Cuban mahogany, with brass brass bindings & original ogee lug handles to the ends, on original tapering leg stand & trail casters.
A fine quality French Art Deco period writing table, mounted with bronze. The inset leathered top with gilt Greek key stamped border, the edges crossbanded in palisander, the large drawer to the front, sides & back veneered in amboyna & ebony allowing it to stand centred in a room. On solid amboyna bronze mounted legs. Good patina & mint condition. A stylish addition to any room. French c1920. 750mm H x 980mm W x 600mm D.
A stylish & very decorative French 1840s two fold decoupage screen, of cut out, overgilded and painted prints on the original timber & canvas frame. Signed and dated, by Mrs Hipp Lallemonde 1847 (nee Adele Secobellier). As good as a vase of fresh flowers to a room! 1100m H x 800mm wide x 30mm D.
A rare pair of Argand lamps c 1815 in cast bronze of extraordinary form, in the Roman Revival taste as promoted by Thomas Hope. For burning whale or colza oil, they are in the form of Roman cruzie oil lamps, suported on triform bases, with lion paw feet & winged harpies, the sides of the burners with winged grotesque theatrical masks, the handles serpents. Good colour & condition. Reasonably attributed to the specialist bronze caster & lamp maker James DeVille of London (1777-1846). Ht 42cm x 39cm W x 19cm D.
A wonderfully plump Tasmanian Huon pine farmhouse bed, with exuberantly scrolled Thomas Hope back & generously turned Huon pine posts. Rich original finish & good colour. With new steel frame base making a modern English double 135 x 190cm x 122 High. This is the nicest example so far seen of this model. Tasmanian c 1840-1850.
A rare and really useful Tasmanian Colonial period Huon pine corner cabinet, in two parts. With finely moulded removeable pediment, the carcass in two sections. The huon door panels screwed on to prevent warping. The backboards single slabs of Kauri pine. Untouched original condition & metalware.
Hobart c 1850
207 x 115 x 55cm D.
No other examples are known in Huon pine.
(Great drinks cupboard!)
A rare pair of patent Argand lamps, the bases with heavy lion paw feet and masks of Bacchus, for burning whale or colza oil, by the leading maker of the day, Thomas Messenger. Cast signature to bases ‘Published as The Act Directs, Messenger & Sons, London & Birmingham’. New English National Trust issue ground & polished glass Argand flask shades. Height each 53cm x width 35cm x 23cm deep.
A fine & large fully rigged model of the Tasmanian four masted, iron hulled trading schooner, the Thelma D, named after the wife of the Hobart boat builder. These were the largest & fastest of the age of sail , square rigged trading vessels, used until the mid 20th century. Contained in the original.bluegum case. Hobart c 1920. 69cm.h x 127cm W X 31cm D
A rare set of ten English Regency ‘Grecian’ dining chairs in best mahogany with saddle seats, sabre legs & original leather upholstery, with new slip covers. With broad seats & splayed backs, they are very strong & comfortable. Stamped by the Bristol journeyman chairmaker T Driver, to a pattern designed & supplied for Gillows of Lancaster. UK c1802-1810.
A magificent Cork Regency mahogany tray top sideboard from Lee Mount, Coolymurraghue, Cork c1815. The tray back with grooved recess for displaying silver, with a central carved laurel wreath. The top above four acanthus leaf topped buttresses, central drawer, with concealed drawer under, the right hand a cellarette, the left a cupboard. The whole with reel carved edges