William IV rosewood card table

William IV rosewood card table

A wonderfully lush little William IV period best rosewood card table,  the tipping point between academic Roman / Greek revival of 1830s and abyss of gardenesque curls of 1840s.
Price inc GST $1500

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Victorian period Corinthian capital c 1850

Victorian period Corinthian capital c 1850

An attractive Victorian plaster Corinthian capital with original oak graining,

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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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Regency cast iron garden chair c.1820

Regency cast iron garden chair c.1820

A rare Regency period cast iron single garden chair c 1820 in original paint.

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Collectors Cabinet or Wunderkammer in red tortoiseshell c 1680

Collectors Cabinet or Wunderkammer in red tortoiseshell c 1680

A rare late 17th century Wunderkammer – a magnificent cabinet, for collections of exotic and rare objects. Itself,  conceived as a magnificent and rare object, veneered in exotic Pacific  red tortoiseshell, ebony, walnut and gilt copper repousse.

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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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PAIR OF ENGLISH GEORGE III PERIOD LIBRARY GLOBES,  By J & W. Cary, London 1800

PAIR OF ENGLISH GEORGE III PERIOD LIBRARY GLOBES, By J & W. Cary, London 1800

A RARE AND FINE PAIR OF ENGLISH GEORGE III PERIOD LIBRARY GLOBES,

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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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Regency satinwood tea caddy c 1810

Regency satinwood tea caddy c 1810

A stylish English Regency tea caddy, veneered with finely figured East Indian satinwood & ebony Greek key stringing.

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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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Pair of George III hallchairs c. 1810

Pair of George III hallchairs c. 1810

A really architectural pair of George III period mahogany hall chairs with nice old patina.

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‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’ published by Capt R. M. Grindlay 1826

‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’ published by Capt R. M. Grindlay 1826

‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’
Published London 1826.
Acquatint with original hand colouring from Capt R. M. Grindlay’s ‘Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India’. Grindlay’s book was published in serial form from 1826 – 1830 & was one of the most beautiful ever published on India.
Purchased many years ago in Tasmania, original paper size with minor old discolour to title edges.
Frame size. 33cm x 42cm
Print size27.5cm x 36cm
Price inc GST $550

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Chippendale period serpentine front desk c 1770

Chippendale period serpentine front desk c 1770

A fine quality serpentine George II dressing chest of terrific small size and colour, with brushing slide and original bracket feet
UK c1750
81cm wide x 54cm deep x 89cm high.
Price inc GST $5,950

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Ivory crucifix c 1650

Ivory crucifix c 1650

A fine late 17th century Flemish ivory crucifix, beautifully carved to capture the sense of the ivory tusk. The whole now a superb colour and state.
Height o/a 62cm
A related example formerly in the collection of Thomas Hope, similar to the work of Francois Boissuit or Matthieu van Beveren.

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Tasmanian Colonial cedar chest of drawers c 1845

Tasmanian Colonial cedar chest of drawers c 1845

An appealing Tasmanian Colonial period small cedar chest of drawers, lined and backed in Huon pine, of nice cabinet made quality, in untouched original condition and terrific colour.
Hobart c. 1845.
92cm wide x 60cm deep x 82cm high.
PRICE INC GST $1,750

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Gillows turret end Regency chest of drawers

Gillows turret end Regency chest of drawers

A  really elegant and nice quality English Regency period chest of drawers with reeded turret corners and feet, each drawer oak lined with original Bramah stamped locks and ‘dragons blood’ gilt handles.
117cm x 46cm x 108cm high.
Reasonably by Gillows of Lancaster & London.
UK c 1815.

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Cantonese coconut shell mounted pewter tea set c 1840.

Cantonese coconut shell mounted pewter tea set c 1840.

A rare set of six pewter mounted coconut shell dishes, tea caddy and  teapot,   the surfaces finely carved with auspicious characters, and a similarly carved and mounted tea caddy.
Canton c.1840

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