An elegant & useful French Chinoiserie mirror, carved to imitate bamboo, in beech, with ensuite hat wracks. Paris c 1880
The mirror 40cm x 45cm Price inc GST $550
A grand and beautifully made English William IV period library bookcase. The upper section with four fully adjustable original sheles, finely moulded pediment, lotus flower ends to the glazing bars and original glass. The base with two freize drawers, a pair of cupboards with adjustable shelves, the doors with well carved Louis Revival panels. All with Horne Patent metalware, supported on massive steel revolving Hobbs patent casters. Original polish & surface finish in mint condition.
A rare English Regency burr yew wood veneered tea caddy, with original interior lids & key. Of diminutively small size, reflecting the age of the tea caddy (the smaller the caddy, the earlier, as tea was very expensive during the late 18th century until the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815). UK c.1805
A pair of Tasmanian Colonial period carved stone Corinthian brackets, with old limewashed paint, for an entry doorcase or window lintel. Nice for a library or bookcase.
Hobart c 1840
43cm H x 13cm W x 22cm D
Price inc GST $650 / pair
An untouched George III period bureau with original interior ‘prospect’, with clam shell carved door, gilded lead Corinthian columns & 5 secret compartments. A near identical example, signed & dated 1765 illustrated in Susan E Stuart’s Gillows of Lancaster & London 1730 – 1840.
Made of lead heavy Cuban mahogany. Original handles, locks, keys, feet & dry waxed surface finish. UK c 1760
An Egyptian Christian (Coptic) yellow wool jacket, largely complete. Finely woven, including inserts of designs of birds on water. These finely woven bands and mons, were often removed when the garment wore out. The yellow identified the wearer as Christian. The purple woven inserts dyed with murex shells.
c 11th Century A.D
Full robes such as this are rare.
L. Approx 96cm
Price inc GST $2,200
A beautifully carved French Empire period ormolu mounted alabaster vase clock, Signed to the enamel dial by the esteemed maker, L. Simon of Paris (active c1794 – 1822). The vase for flowers, the column with garlands of roses & oak leaves, in mint condition. The now the most beautiful colour.
Coconut was prized not only because of its exoticism, but also for its purported medical properties. Coconut milk alleviated, among other things, tapeworm, fever, kidney and bladder afflictions and served as an aphrodisiac as well. The nut’s shell was rumoured to possess the ability to reveal poisons. This particular attribute of the fruit of the coconut palm predetermined its use as the cup element in drinking vessels. The design of this standing cup, with lion & lambrequin straps, is typical of southern Germany in the second half of the sixteenth century.
A magnificemt French bureau plat, (writing desk) of the most extraordinary international quality, with three frieze drawers, key & identical to the reverse.
Paris c 1870.
Made of palisander with the finest quality cast bronze mounts, of pairs of bare breasted nymphs & fauns, after an 18th century model by Charles Cressent. Branded three times to the under side Hopilliart et Leroy, 12 rue des Saints Peres
The Maison Hopillart was established in 1781. Marcel Proust was one of their more famous clients. A marvellous statement piece for a library, your office, or a very traditional writing desk for an ‘ English country house’ drawing room.
Size 93cm.x 180cm.x 79cm.high.