Tasmanian Colonial period chaise c 1845

Tasmanian Colonial period chaise c 1845

A  Tasmanian Colonial period monkey tail scrolled arm cedar chaise. With curved banded end, supported on bulbous tapered and facetted legs the hallmark of Gillingtons of Dublin. An 1840s  interpretation of Greek revival, via an Irish Colonial cabinet maker . Dry original finish, strong & unrestored though missing its casters.

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Regency mahogany Bracket clock c 1820

Regency mahogany Bracket clock c 1820

A lovely London made, Regency mahogany cased bracket clock, c 1820.
Original patina, mounts & condition.
Eight day twin fusee bell striking movement of good heavy quality, with regulation to pendulum.
By Anderson of Eaton Sq, London.
52cm high x 27cm x 19cm.
PRICE inc GST $4,600

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French Palisander bronze mounted bureau plat c 1880

French Palisander bronze mounted bureau plat c 1880

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.

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Tasmanian Colonial period Grecian cedar wardrobe c 1830

Tasmanian Colonial period Grecian cedar wardrobe c 1830

An elegant Tasmanian Colonial period Grecian clothes press, full cedar, with ebonized fielded panels to the front & sides, ebony escutcheons, with original surface finish & fittings
Hobart c 1830
150cm x 65cn x 210cm high

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George IV rosewood drawing room cabinet c 1820
Regency Zoomorphic Armchair c 1805

Regency Zoomorphic Armchair c 1805

REGENCY! Day 18 of 21
A rare English Regency period drawing room armchair, carved with lion heads to the arms and seat rails, on zoomorphic legs. With original penwork decoration and lacquered brass mounts
Bronzed & gilt carved beech, original horse hair stitched upholstery base.
From a design by Thomas Sheraton published in his Cabinet Maker & Upholsterer’s Drawing Book, London, 1802.
62cm x 64cm x 87cm high
UK origin c 1805
PRICE inc GST $8,500

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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 Earl of Lauderdale’s Old Sheffield plate tray c 1825

The Earl of Lauderdale’s Old Sheffield plate tray c 1825

REGENCY! Day 9 of 21,
The Earl of Lauderdale / Maitland family Regency period old Sheffield plate serving tray, with cast applied silver clam shell & acanthus borders, inset silver panel for the engraved shield, in mint original condition, wonderful quality (& enormous!) The crest is for the Earl of Lauderdale: the engraved latin motto for the Maitland family, Scottish peers: ‘With Prudence and Courage’, apt for now.
UK c 1820
Size 89 x 55cm x 7cm
PRICE inc GST $1,850

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Wedgwood Phyrophorous candle c1815

Wedgwood Phyrophorous candle c1815

  • REGENCY! Day 7 of 21, Object No.7
    A really rare English Regency period Wedgwood ‘Pyrophorous candle’ c1815 of ‘rosso antico’ . In the form of a Roman oil lamp, decorated with anthemion and laurel, this extraordinary survivor of emergent technology provided light by the combination of flammable liquids. It is mint with removable acid bowl.
    Impressed mark. Mint condition.
    UK origin c 1815
    180mm x 130mm x 80mm high
    Price inc GST $950

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Greek Revival rosewood sofa c 1830

Greek Revival rosewood sofa c 1830

REGENCY! Day 6 of 21, Object No.6
A wonderfully confident late Regency / George IV period sofa in Greek Revival mode. The solid Brazillian rosewood back centred by an anthemion & scrolling acanthus leaves, also to the polished overscrolled arms and feet.
The feet concealing original brass patent revolving casters.
Formerly part of the furnishings of Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney N.S.W (see final image).
Upholstered in John Soane ‘patent yellow’ silk moreen, with Brunswig & Fils gimp, duck down bolsters by Elizabeth Bay House Museum.
220cm wide x 58cm deep x 98cm high
UK c 1825
PRICE INC GST $4,500

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Regency zebrawood Grecian writing cabinet c 1810

Regency zebrawood Grecian writing cabinet c 1810

A lovely English Regency Zebrawod (calamander), ebony and ormolu mounted Grecian writing cabinet / bookcase. The interior lined in West Indian satinwood & ebony, with original ormolu inkwells & keys,all on concealed revolving casters.
Terrific original colour & finish.
Reasonably by the elusive & elegant cabinet maker, George Oakley.
79cm high x 49cm x 162cm high
UK c 1810
PRICE INC GST $23,000.

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English Regency overmantel mirror c 1815

English Regency overmantel mirror c 1815

REGENCY! Day 2 of 21, Object No.2
A terrific English Regency overmantel mirror, with Egyptian term ends and bronzed lion mask frieze. Original oil gilding & mirror plate.
95cm x 63cm x 10
UK c 1815
Price inc GST $2750

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REGENCY! 21 items to be revealed over 21 Days

REGENCY! 21 items to be revealed over 21 Days

REGENCY!
Confined to barracks? What better tonic than a Regency Exhibition for you!
21 examples of Regency furniture & decorative arts, (mixed with a little architecture!), to please, tease & titillate, revealed over 21 days.
2020 marks the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, and the 200th of the Prince Regent becoming King.
Regency design was produced in times of war, for pleasure.
All items for sale

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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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Pair of Roman marble neo classical console tables c 1810

Pair of Roman marble neo classical console tables c 1810

An exceptional pair of Roman console tables, of Sicilian jasper, alabastro fiorito & pentallic marble, supported by leopard monopodia. The form taken from designs of Percier & Fontaine in Paris c 1802, and the detail from Roman fragments of leopard head consoles (monopodiae).

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Regency lacewood tea caddy c1810

Regency lacewood tea caddy c1810

A rare English Regency period  lacewood tea caddy, of diminutive size,

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Irish Georgian wake table c 1750

Irish Georgian wake table c 1750

A RARE IRISH GEORGIAN MAHOGANY HUNT OR WAKE TABLE c. 1750
Mahogany, brass, steel, elm
202cm long x 170cm wide (extended), x 72cm high
Of rounded rectangular form, with moulded edge, the two drop sides forming a large oval when extended on two pairs of hinged bracketed legs, with eight square chamfered legs, the whole made from beautifully patinated Cuban mahogany.

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Indian silver bracelet c 1870

Indian silver bracelet c 1870

A fine Indian silver bracelet, the fine cannatile silver wire and form continued since Greco – Roman times, thence carried via trade to ancient Ghandara.

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Pair of French palisander Belle Epoque bedside tables c 1890

Pair of French palisander Belle Epoque bedside tables c 1890

A fine quality pair of French Napoleon III period bedside tables, with fine quality gilt bronze mounts, oak lined, in palisander wood. Of bombe form, with fine lip to edge to stop objects sliding off, pull candle sludes to fronts, two front drawers and a single side drawer.

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Felix Adrien BONFILS , Temple  of David, India c 1880

Felix Adrien BONFILS , Temple of David, India c 1880

Felix Adrien BONFILS (France 1831 – 1885).
Temple of David
Albumen paper photograph from an elephant plate by the leading 19th century photographer of the Middle East.
Signed in ink to the image.

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George II Cuban mahogany triple top tea  & card table c 1750

George II Cuban mahogany triple top tea & card table c 1750

A very heavy quality, and rare English George II period triple top card / tea table. Made of the most extraordinarily heavy Cuban mahogany, with candle wells to the leathered card table surface, the drawer oak lined.

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Fairground Zebra c 1880

Fairground Zebra c 1880

A wonderful 19th century Fairground zebra, in painted timber

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William & Mary period walnut double dome bureau bookcase c 1690

William & Mary period walnut double dome bureau bookcase c 1690

A beautiful and diminutive English walnut, William and Mary period ‘double dome top’ bureau – bookcase. The upper bookcase with a single original shelf and scallopped and bevelled Vauxhall glass plates, over two small serpentine – fronted drawers.

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Tasmanian blackwood ‘Peddle’ chair c 1900

Tasmanian blackwood ‘Peddle’ chair c 1900

A beautifully patinated kitchen chair, made of Tasmanian blackwood, of a type ascribed to George Peddle.

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Pair of Georgian revival sconce mirrors c 1870

Pair of Georgian revival sconce mirrors c 1870

A fantastic quality & very original pair of carved limewood wall mirrors, with original gilding, mirror plates & brass candle sconces.

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Regency convex mirror c 1820

Regency convex mirror c 1820

A grand English Regency period convex mirror, with exuberantly carved eagle cresting, original acanthus leaf carving to base & never fitted with sconces.

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George III escritoire  bookcase c 1790

George III escritoire bookcase c 1790

An elegant and wonderfully original English George III period escritore / bookcase.

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First Superintendant, Hobart Botanic Gardens silver medal 1827

First Superintendant, Hobart Botanic Gardens silver medal 1827

The brilliant young Horticulturalist William Davidson was presented with this silver medal by the Botanical and Horticultural Society in 1827,  in the UK, at the age of 23, for the best Dish of Mushrooms, amongst other horticultural prizes. The following year be arrived in Van Diemen’s Land and was appointed First Superintendant of the Hobarton Botanical Gardens, by Governor Arthur, on a salary of £100/- p.a, with the surviving Gothic Gardener’s Cottage built for him.
During this time, until his death at the age 33, he was to turn the gardens from a ramshackle mess,  into the Botanical showplace of the Colony, exploring the temperate range of species able to be grown. In addition he had built the surviving flued brick walls, extensive hot houses, and formed the present layout and pinetum. He corresponded extensively with J.C Loudon in London and other inter colonial Botanic gardens & plant collectors.
a / vf dia 50mm (2″).
Price inc GST $1,950

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Pair of Viennese Empire corner consoles c 1810

Pair of Viennese Empire corner consoles c 1810

A chic pair of Viennese first Empire period corner consoles.

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