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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Wedgwood ‘Kylix’ form bough pot or perfumiere c.1820
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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Irish Regency campaign secretaire c 1820

Irish Regency campaign secretaire c 1820

A rare and small Irish Regency period ‘packing chest side’ two part teak campaign chest, with secretaire, unusual feature of hinged locking plates to keep the top and bottom together on ship, plus locks in the top and base to face each other when in storage, forming a closed box.
In Tasmania since the 19th century.
92cm x 44cm x 103cm high.
With maker’s label to drawer.
c 1820
Price inc GST $3,500

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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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Bronzed plaster panther portrait c 1830

Bronzed plaster panther portrait c 1830

Plaster relief of a panther, from a set of plaster copies of the Parthenon frieze.
Original bronzed paint finish.
UK c 1830

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Japanese Arita Potteries teapot c 1700

Japanese Arita Potteries teapot c 1700

A rare Japanese Arita potteries, kekiemon pattern teapot, exported through the Dutch controlled trading port of Dejima, for the West,with a tinker made silver restored spout.
Height 10.cm
c. 1700
Price inc GST $650

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