Victorian Wirework Plant Stand c1880

Victorian Wirework Plant Stand c1880

A nice quality large three tier Victorian period woven wire plant stand, in original faux wicker paint. Australian or UK?  c1880.

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Victorian Cast Iron Griffin Gardenseat c1860

Victorian Cast Iron Griffin Gardenseat c1860

A stylish Victorian double cast iron garden seat with griffin ends,in terrific condition & nice old paint. 74cm H x 134cm W x 64cm.D
UK c 1860.
Price inc GST $1,950

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The Audience with The Emperor c 1690

The Audience with The Emperor c 1690

THE AUDIENCE WITH THE EMPEROR from the series  The Story of the Emperor of China. c1687 – 1700.

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Tasmanian Colonial Cedar Table c 1845

Tasmanian Colonial Cedar Table c 1845

A crisply carved Tasmanian Colonial period cedar curcular table. In nice old dry state, with original gilt brass tilting mechanism & casters,  original finish. The shaft in the form of acanthus, the leaf of the Corinthian order & regarded as the plant origin of  western classical architecture. Hobart c 1845. 74cm H x 125cm dia.

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Syrinx Aruanus c1920

Syrinx Aruanus c1920

Syrinx Aruanus (Australian trumpet shell). The world’s largest snail (gastropod). A nice large unpolished specimen, about 50 years at time of collection. 53cm L x 24cm.dia.

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Tent Bands (baskur or iolam) Uzbek c1880

Tent Bands (baskur or iolam) Uzbek c1880

The girths that encircle the trellis wall of the nomad’s tent. Densely woven with warp faces,   in vegetable dyed wool on a home loom, in  geometric forms. Two lengths from the same piece, 250cm x 27cm, 107cm.x 27cm. Excellent unfaded old state.

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Russian Signal Posters c 1950

Russian Signal Posters c 1950

A chic  set of six screen printed communist era modernist prints of train signal instructiions & train types. each frame 59cm H  x 93cm W

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Whiskey Dram Glass c1840

Whiskey Dram Glass c1840

A heavy quality blown & cut glass for a dram of whiskey. UK c1840. 8cmH x 5cm dia.

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German Ebony & Deer Antler Box c 1750

German Ebony & Deer Antler Box c 1750

A beautifully made ebony & engraved deer antler box, probably originally for a pair of hunting pistols. The top and sides of geometric ebony marquetry, the front & back with inset panels  of finely engraved deer antler, of hunting scenes. Southern German c1750.  55mmH x 310mm W x 130mmD

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PNG Ceremonial Shield c1930

PNG Ceremonial Shield c1930

A good quality & large Papuan ceremonial shield. The carved head with ocre paints, cowrie shells inlaid in mud, with boars tusks,  cassowary feathers to top & woven basket edges c 1930. 89cmH x 39cmW x 17cmD

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Regency Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase c1810

Regency Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase c1810

A handsome English Regency library  secretaire bookcase, with a wonderful patina. It is a large & good quality example, perfectly in proportion.  The upper bookcase with finely reeded margin glazing bars, with original adjustable shelves. The base with turned reeded paterae to the corners of the doors & secretaire, all with reeded edges. The secretaire drawer with original fitted satinbirch interior & ivory knobs. UK c 1810.

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Scottish Sideboard c1830

Scottish Sideboard c1830

A nice quality Scottish George IV period sideboard in well patinated mahogany. With raised ends for knife boxes or candelabra, fitted with three freize drawers, two large zinc lined cellarettes & two cupboards. On well turned reeded feet..c 1830.

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Regency Bronze NeoClassical Inkwell c 1825

Regency Bronze NeoClassical Inkwell c 1825

A beautifully cast English Regency inkwell, with palmette lid containing the original ceramic well, four quill holders to the corners and a cast clam shell for nibs. Good original condition & patina. c 1820

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George IV Grecian chiffoniere c1830

George IV Grecian chiffoniere c1830

An elegant & useful English George IV period chiffoniere, with nicely fitted interior, the doors, front and pediment in best mahogany,in the Greek revival style. Good rich colour & original finish.  The Grecian taste was The fashionable egalitarian taste of the 1830s – the  ‘Greek sympathy’ of Lord Byron et al. 125cmH x 116cmW x 43cmD

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Tasmanian Colonial Period Cedar Double Washstand c 1840

Tasmanian Colonial Period Cedar Double Washstand c 1840

An appealing Tasmanian colonial period double washstand, with original ‘tray top’ gallery, shaped undertier & persic turned uprights. In richly figured NSW cedar, with good colour & patina. The ‘tray top’ never fixed, lifts off, typical of Irish work illustrated in the Belfast Cabinet- Makers’ Book of Prices, published 1822. It is therefore likely the product of an Irish cabinet maker working in Tasmania. 100cmH x 98cm W x 50cmD.

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Daws Patent Gothic Oak Library Chair c1830

Daws Patent Gothic Oak Library Chair c1830

A George IV patent reclining library chair by Robert Daws of London c 1830, unusual in oak, carved in the foliated Gothic taste, in mint working order, stamped by the maker with patent stamps to back legs, with the original operating instructions.
Unextended 70cm W
Price inc GST $4,700

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Australian Colonial Cedar Egyptian Wing Wardrobe c1840

Australian Colonial Cedar Egyptian Wing Wardrobe c1840

A maginificent full Australian cedar wing wardrobe, of richly figured cedar, with crossbanding to the pediment & good thick original finish & patina. The doors with curved fielded panels flanked by full cedar columns with Egyptian palm leaf capitals. With keys and with good original interior fittings. .H 245cm x W 270cm x 80cm deep

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Greek Revival rosewood Chiffonier c1830

Greek Revival rosewood Chiffonier c1830

A really nice quality, and unusually small English William IV period chiffonier, for displaying & containing curious & books. With richly carved acanthus leaf Grecian scrolled back, centurion skirt frieze to the drawer front, & doors flanked by lotus pilasters. Original grey St Anne marble top & mirror back. UK origin c 1830. 137cm W x 81cm W x 33cm D

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George III period Needlework c 1810

George III period Needlework c 1810

A fine quality English George III period needlework on silk, in long & stump stitch of Rebekah & Abraham’s Servant, contained in the original frame & glass. Rare to find in excellent condition. UK origin c1810

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Views of Mt Wellington by HH Baily c1870
Staffordshire Mantel Vase c 1850

Staffordshire Mantel Vase c 1850

A nicely coloured  early Victorian period Staffordshire pottery mantel vase of Rebekah & Abraham’s servant, in mint condition. Height 31cm
UK c1850
Price inc GST $325

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Australian Cedar Library Bookcase c 1880

Australian Cedar Library Bookcase c 1880

A large and good quality Australian cedar library bookcase, with adjustable shelves, and shelves in base. c 1880

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Pair of Matthew Boulton Athienne Candelabrum c 1790

Pair of Matthew Boulton Athienne Candelabrum c 1790

A rare pair of George III period old Sheffield plate candelabrum by the leading Birmingham industrialist /artist Matthew Boulton, in the form of neo classical athienne altars, with inset lion mask panels. In the early days of Boulton’s manufacturing he employed the leading artists of the day, including the architect Robert Adam, who is likely the author of this pattern. The borders lightly rose & excellent condition.
Ex WF Bradshaw Collection Sydney.
UK c 1785.
Height 61cm

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French Empire Mantel Clock c 1815

French Empire Mantel Clock c 1815

A terrific quality French Empire period gilt bronze & bronze mantel clock, emblematic of Athena, Goddess of the Arts.
Eight day silk suspension movement, striking the hours & half hours on a bell.  The case in untouched old state.
c 1815. Height 65cm

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Anthony & Cleopatra c1790
French Empire toleware Arcadian Tea and Coffee set c1810

French Empire toleware Arcadian Tea and Coffee set c1810

A rare complete French Empire period morning tea & coffee set, in tin (tole). Well painted with ‘Arcadian” views in the manner of Gaspard Dughet or Nicholas Poussin, French artists working in Italy, of a century before, then back in collecting vogue.
c 1810.
Tray width 42cm. Coffee pot 19.5cm high
Price inc GST $2,750

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Regency Mahogany Card Table c1815

Regency Mahogany Card Table c1815

A fine quality Regency period card tabe, with reeded edge, double hinged back legs, chevron banded panels & raised Greek key reeding. Lovely colour & patina. Size 73cm h x 91cm widr  x 44deep (closed) x 88 deep (open)

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William IV mahogany Library Bookcase c 1835

William IV mahogany Library Bookcase c 1835

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.

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Regency Yew Tea Caddy c1805

Regency Yew Tea Caddy c1805

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

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Secretaire Clothes Press c 1790

Secretaire Clothes Press c 1790

A fine quality English George III period best mahogany clothes press, the doors and drawer front with rosewood bandings & strung edges and original handles. Original oak lined trays, keys & a secret compartment.

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