Set of four Regency ‘Trafalgar’ elbow chairs c 1815

Set of four Regency ‘Trafalgar’ elbow chairs c 1815

A rare & elegant  set of four Regency period ‘Trafalgar’ elbow chairs, with rope twist top rails and uprights to the backs, in  ebonized beech with sabre legs, all original  gilt brass mounts & in good original condition.
UK c 1810. With white suede squab seats to protect the cane.
Price inc GST $4,400/set

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Landscape overmantel Mirror c 1830

Landscape overmantel Mirror c 1830

An appealing triple plate over mantel mirror, with the original gilding, mirror plates & ebonized slips. Possibly American

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Anglo Indian rosewood bookcabinet c 1840

Anglo Indian rosewood bookcabinet c 1840

A really charming & useful Anglo Indian solid rosewood small cabinet or bookcase, in two parts for ease of travel.
Bombay c 1840.
With vigorously reeded frames to the doors, the upper section glazed, with slide out scalloped edge tray, the lower with sunburst carving in imitation of pleated silk, and a similar interal tray, over two drawers on beehive turned feet.
177cm high x 123cm wide x 50cm deep
Price inc GST $2,650

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Scottish Regency pier cabinet c 1820

Scottish Regency pier cabinet c 1820

A stylish & useful Scottish Regency pier cabinet, with sunk panels with reel turned edges & reeded sabre legs. Zero evidence of ever having had a back, gallery or superstructure. The pair of doors to the front containing a single original adjustable shelf. Excellent patina.
Edinburgh c 1820
98cm H x 89cm W x 50cm D
Price inc GST $2,200

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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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Police Office Cedar cupboard c 1860

Police Office Cedar cupboard c 1860

A cedar & Huon pine fitted cupboard, from the central Police Office, Liverpool St, Hobart. With telling edges marked ‘Executions’, ‘Court Affidavits’, ‘Warrant Orders’ etc. Reasonably by the Government Cabinet Makers, James Whitesides & Sons, their manufactory less than 100 feet away in Liverpool St.
Hobart c 1860
189cm H x 130cm W x 48cm D
Price inc GST $2,800

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Tasmanian Endemic timbers napkin rings  c 1920

Tasmanian Endemic timbers napkin rings c 1920

A set of six endemic Tasmanian timbers napkin rings, mounted with 9ct Beaconsfield mined gold.
Hobart c 1920
Price inc GST $140/ set

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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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Library Chair c 1825

Library Chair c 1825

An English George IV period mahogany mechanical library chair in late Greek revival taste, with richly carved lion paw feet, dolphin brackets and paterae to the seat rail. Terrific quality and patina.
c 1825
Price inc GST $6,250

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Grecian Rosewood Chiffoniere c 1830

Grecian Rosewood Chiffoniere c 1830

An elegant & useful English George IV period chiffoniere, in a nice golden Brazillian rosewood, free standing columns. With two frieze drawers, single shelf behind the two doors, original key & brass grilles
UK c 1830
138cm H x 140cm W x 44cm deep

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Album of Robin Lloyd Hood c 1840

Album of Robin Lloyd Hood c 1840

The scrapbook album of Robin Lloyd Hood (1828 – 1916) lithographer & framer of Elizabeth St Hobart. With provenance: Louisa Anne Meredith. Signed to flyleaf Thirty six  double sided leaves capturing the zeitgeist of the early nineteenth century and Colonial Hobart – ruined old master  prints,  views of the Battles of the Nile & Trafalgar, a portrait of Wellington,
watercolour views of Italy and Switzerland, Mandarins & their Concubines in gouache  & luxurious Victorian canines in copper plate, tinted up fighting French Generals leaping out of corners, ancient English trees and the funeral barge of Napoleon. Interestingly, no photography. Scrapbooks, albums, decoupage pictures, declomania balls and trompe l’oeil paintings were all the rage –  not just in Hobart, but the whole of the Victorian Empire. Men tended not to do these things, and the assembled range of chopped up fun   more mannish than most. Robin Lloyd Hood was born in Duke St, St James, Picadilly, London in 1828 & arrived at the age of 5 on board the Warrior in 1833, with his father Robin Vaughan Hood, mother, and his 14 year old step brother. His father was a Freeman of the City of London & gave his profession as carpenter, which he soon changed to carver, gilder and frame maker. The family’s first known address is at 1 Murray St (‘near St David’s Church’), thence to a ‘weatherboarded house’ in New Town Road, which was destroyed by fire in 1840. The family built a shop and residence at 34 Liverpool St, Hobart in 1841, which was named Somerset House, after the home  in London of the  Royal Academy of Arts. In 1846, the Hood family built a gallery adjacent to their Liverpool St premises. From thereafter, Somerset House Gallery became the centre of the fine  arts in Hobart, exhibiting artist John Glover and convict artists Thomas Bock,  William Beulow Gould, William Duke and TG Wainewright. The 23 year old Robin Lloyd Hood took over his fathers business in 1851, in business until his death in 1916.
Price inc GST $2,750

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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
Price inc GST $6,600

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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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Catonese Export reading sewing writing cabinet c1840

Catonese Export reading sewing writing cabinet c1840

A rare Anglo Cantonese ‘Japanned lacquer’ lady’s sewing / dressing / writing cabinet with ivory fittings. Canton c 1840.

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William IV Polished Steel Fire Fender c1835

William IV Polished Steel Fire Fender c1835

A heavy quality cast & burnished steel fire fender, the frieze of scrolled acanthus leaves. UK c 1835

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Architectural Drawings by George Edwards 1825

Architectural Drawings by George Edwards 1825

  1. Three framed pencil drawings of nice quality by George Edwards.
    Price inc GST $325 ea (framed).

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Bronze Infant Hercules c 1745

Bronze Infant Hercules c 1745

A well cast & patinated bronze of the Infant Hercules. He is draped in the Nemean Lion skin, & leaning of the Bow of Apollo. Originally a finial & with traces of gilt all over.

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French Empire period vase clock c 1825

French Empire period vase clock c 1825

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.

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1950s Medical Cabinet or Vitrine

1950s Medical Cabinet or Vitrine

An elegant & practical small 1950s medical cabinet or vitrine. Excellent original condition, with two internal glass shelves, original ripple glass to doors (which slides out from a sleeve if you wanted to change to clear. On original rubber wheels. 63cm x 40cm x 95cm high

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Thirty Days of Spring

Thirty Days of Spring

Opening Saturday 22nd August 2020 at 10am. Over 50 fresh discoveries, instore, online here & on instagram covering a wide range of cultures, objects and times. Unified by rarity and originality, with an upbeat twist.

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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 NUREMBERG GILT COPPER MOUNTED COCONUT CUP c1580

A NUREMBERG GILT COPPER MOUNTED COCONUT CUP c1580

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.
Height 223mm

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Set of 9 Regency cut glass ice plates c 1815

Set of 9 Regency cut glass ice plates c 1815

A rare set of nine English Regency period ice plates, for fresh oysters, or a sorbet course.
Of nice heavy quality lead glass with sunburst cut bases & fluted rims. A terrific way to smarten up your next dinner in.
208mm diameter x 23mm high.

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Pair of Regency candelabra by Matthew Boulton c 1805

Pair of Regency candelabra by Matthew Boulton c 1805

A handsome pair of English Regency old Sheffield plate candlesticks with original candelabra attachments & sconces, by the foremost maker, the brilliant Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton (1728 -1809).
Terrific original condition, with lightly ‘bled borders’, double sun marks

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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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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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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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