Scottish Regency dining Chairs c 1815

Scottish Regency dining Chairs c 1815

A fine quality Scottish Regency period mahogany dining chair, with palmettes carved to the top and quilled feathers to the uprights and faces of the sabre legs. The same design supplied by William Trotter (1772 – 1833) , the leading cabinet maker of Regency  Edinburgh, for the Signet Library.

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Japanese Elm Tansu c1880

Japanese Elm Tansu c1880

A fine quality small Japanese elm and burr elm tansu or storage unit with original bronze handles. The height nice for beside an armchair or sofa. C 1880. 64cm Hx 57cn W x 26cm D

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Regency Old Sheffield Plate Ale Mug c 1810

Regency Old Sheffield Plate Ale Mug c 1810

A good quality English George III period ale mug, in old Sheffield plate, with glass base and reeded borders and with only the most  minimal of rubbing. 12cm H, x 12.5cm.across, 10cm diameter.

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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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Tasmanian Half Hull Yacht Model.c 1940

Tasmanian Half Hull Yacht Model.c 1940

A finely modelled Tasmanian King Billy Pine half hull model for a yacht, with raised blackwood integral frame. 26cm H x 88cm W x 9cm deep.

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Pair of 1940s Tasmanian Oak Chairs

Pair of 1940s Tasmanian Oak Chairs

A stylish and comfortable pair of Tasmanian oak (white gum) armchairs, newly upholstered in grey linen. 85cm H x 66cm W x 56cm.D

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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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Korean Stemcup c1800

Korean Stemcup c1800

An oriental ceramics rarity, a sensitively potted & glazed 18th century Korean stem cup, in the apple green copper spectrum, rather than more familiar celadon,   the glaze surface & distribution akin to peach bloom ceramics –  a memory of  Song period  monochromes of China, here of Korea. In isolation, Korean classical ceramics are a close memory of the beauty of ancient Chinese ceramics, their forms, colours and firings are  their own. Small frits to rim, stand marks to base. Unrestored.
Height 14cm
c 1800.
Price inc GST $650

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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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Scottish Regency Breakfast Table c 1815

Scottish Regency Breakfast Table c 1815

A fine quality  Scottish Regency period mahogany breakfast table. The rounded rectangular top a single 3/4″ panel, with knulled frieze to the edge. The platform  with concave veneered panels and swept reeded legs with disc paterae and original cast brass casters. The whole with terrific original finish and a good patina. Size 75cm high x 130cm wide x 101cm deep

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Anthony & Cleopatra c1790
Regency Library Chiffoniere secretaire c 1820
Regency Secretaire Bookcase c1815

Regency Secretaire Bookcase c1815

A beautiful example of a grand  English Regency period mahogany secretaire bookcase. With wonderful rich patina, all original glass, finely reeded astragals to the glazing, and reeding to the drawer and cupboard fronts. The pediment with ebony spear inlay, the secretaire finely fitted, one drawer with original inkwell, the base with original sliding trays, on swept ‘French’ feet. With keys. UK origin c1815

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George III Satinwood Chest of Drawers c1790

George III Satinwood Chest of Drawers c1790

A rare English George III period chest of drawers, veneered with West Indian satinwood, banded in rosewood, with oval rosewood inlay to the top. The handles Bilston enamel. Oak lined & of the highest quality. The use of dark oval inlays onto a satinwood field similar to the work of George Simson, cabinet maker of London and John Cobb, cabinet maker of St Martin’s Lane, London.

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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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Tasmanian Colonial Stone Corinthian buttresses c 1840

Tasmanian Colonial Stone Corinthian buttresses c 1840

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

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Lead Tobacco Box c 1810

Lead Tobacco Box c 1810

A Regency period lead tobacco box,for keeping it cool, of canted rectangular form. Original lid in the form of a hound & polychrome paint. Cast with merry making scenes to each side.
UK c 1820
13cm H x 13cm w x 10cm deep.
Price inc GST $450

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Grecian rosewood chaise longue c1825

Grecian rosewood chaise longue c1825

A beautifully carved ‘Grecian’ George IV period chaise longue, in best solid black Brazillian rosewood.
UK c 1825.
With the original engine turned casters, bolster & good patina.
200cm x 66cm x 96cm high
Price inc GST $6,500

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Paperclip chair 1985

Paperclip chair 1985

A chic chromed steel & suede chair, Paperclip, designed & made 17th April 1985 in Adelaide, South Australia by TubeMasters of Magill. (label & date stamp under).
Price inc GST $650

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Gillows 1765 model Bureau

Gillows 1765 model Bureau

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

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11th Century AD Coptic Christian robe

11th Century AD Coptic Christian robe

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

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Pair of Regence bronze candlesticks c1730

Pair of Regence bronze candlesticks c1730

A lovely pair of coppery bronze candlesticks in the Regence manner. Remnants of gilding to underside and softly worn with many a night of good fun.
French c 1730.
Height 24cm
PRICE inc GST $1,250

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A rare late Renaissance Gilt Copper mounted Coconut Cup c1620

A rare late Renaissance Gilt Copper mounted Coconut Cup c1620

The cup is from Munich (Bavaria), made for the family of a local baker in 1626, possibly by Hans Ernst Gottbewahr (died in 1634), with engraved portraits & inscriptions to the rim.

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Wedgwood Rosso Antico  vase c 1805

Wedgwood Rosso Antico vase c 1805

REGENCY! Day 11 of 21,
Wedgwood rosso antico red unglazed dry body stoneware ‘Egyptian’ vase, with black basaltes decoration of Aswan lions, Nile crocodiles, winged Horus & Anubis.
Another in the Wedgwood Museum, UK.
impressed mark
Size 290mm x 140mm

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The Whaler South Carolina

The Whaler South Carolina

The wrecked hulk of the Whale Boat, South Carolina in Risdon Cove, looking to Hobart, Tasmania c 1880.
Rare albumen paper photograph from a mammoth glass plate c 1880 in original frame, glass & mount.
Image size 56cm x 40cm
Frame size 67cm x 83cm

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Diorama Wunderkammer of Berlin 2019

Diorama Wunderkammer of Berlin 2019

Diorama / Wunderkammer of Berlin
Artist: Astrid Rave
Manufacturer: Mertin’s Idea Workshop Size: 260 x 170 x 54 mm
In a miniature factory in Neukölln, Berlin street scenes are reproduced as diorama in three-dimensional work according to the ideas of the sculptor and occupational therapist Astrid Rave. Astrid Rave works in the area of ​​Berlin psychiatry.
The design of the sculpture is the compensation to the job. On many walks, she is inspired by the city’s vibrancy and thus strives to translate her own madness into extraordinary ideas, such as the construction of small boxes with lids containing colorful details from Berlin. The dioramas are made by hand, & all are unique.
Price inc GST $120

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