Victorian pair of glass beadwork stools c 1860

Victorian pair of glass beadwork stools c 1860

A rare  pair of Victorian glass bead & Berlin woolwork footstools, in mint condition, with Japanned timber frames, mounted in brass and black porcelain.
UK c 1860
28cm dia x 9cm high
PRICE inc GST $300/ pair

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Pair of William IV mantel candlesticks c 1835

Pair of William IV mantel candlesticks c 1835

A rare pair of William IV period bronze and marble candlesticks, with original amethyst cut glass lustres
UK c 1835
Height 31cm

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William IV rosewood chiffoniere c 1835

William IV rosewood chiffoniere c 1835

A William IV period rosewood chiffoniere in Greek revival taste, with original marble top & condition. Two concealed drawers to frieze. A stylish & useful piece of furniture
UK c 1835.
123cm x 37cm x 133cm high
Price inc GST $1650

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Suite of Argand lamps c 1835

Suite of Argand lamps c 1835

A rare suite of three patent gilt bronze Argand lamps, the bases with heavy lion paw feet and masks of Bacchus, for burning whale oil, by the leading maker of the day, Thomas Messenger.
UK origin c1835
The gilding still with smoke stains of use.
Cast signature to bases ‘Published as The Act Directs, Messenger & Sons, London & Birmingham’.

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Regency Grecian tea caddy

Regency Grecian tea caddy

A magnificent English late Regency large tea caddy, in highly figured mahogany, with double bands of Greek key and flower inlay.

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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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George III period satinwood tea caddy c 1800

George III period satinwood tea caddy c 1800

An elegant English George III period tea caddy, of beautifully coloured West Indian satinwood, with sunflower and shell inlays, with two inner lids & zinc lined interior.

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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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Moss agate snuff box c 1830

Moss agate snuff box c 1830

A snuff box, the lid and base of two beautiful pieces of moss coloured agate, translucent with pale mauve flashes. Gilt copper box.

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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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Pair of George III vase knifeboxes c 1810

Pair of George III vase knifeboxes c 1810

A rare and large pair of English George III period mahogany knife boxes, with telescopic lids of silver flatware, the edges inlaid with ebony lines.

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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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Irish Regency lidded vase c 1820

Irish Regency lidded vase c 1820

A very fine quality hob nail cut glass Irish (Cork) vase & original cover. Beautifully wheel cut & hand polished. Small 1cm chip to underside of knop to lid.

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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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Study of Dead Game in a Landscape c.1720

Study of Dead Game in a Landscape c.1720

A finely painted, small, study of Dead Game in a Landscape, in the manner of Jan Weenix or Dirk Valkenburg, excellent original condition
Dutch, c 1720.
Oil on canvas size 37 x 32cm

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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 Greek key gilt pink vases c 1840

Pair of Greek key gilt pink vases c 1840

A wonderfully pink pair of ‘Grecian’ mantel vases with gilt Greek key, in mint condition.

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