An elegant French Empire Console table – perfect for an entrance or dining room. With finely figured mahogany veneers & bronze paw feet mounts, original statuary white marble top & a frieze drawer.
A grand and beautifully made English William IV period library bookcase. The upper section with four fully adjustable original sheles, finely moulded pediment, lotus flower ends to the glazing bars and original glass. The base with two freize drawers, a pair of cupboards with adjustable shelves, the doors with well carved Louis Revival panels. All with Horne Patent metalware, supported on massive steel revolving Hobbs patent casters. Original polish & surface finish in mint condition.
A terrific quality & mint Tasmanian Colonial period library cupboard. The whole of extraordinary cuts of cedar,original waxed finish. The fully adjustable original shelves solid 1″ boards of Huon pine with cedar fronts. Original locks and metal ware. In three parts,with an elegant Grecian cornice.
A rare English Regency burr yew wood veneered tea caddy, with original interior lids & key. Of diminutively small size, reflecting the age of the tea caddy (the smaller the caddy, the earlier, as tea was very expensive during the late 18th century until the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815). UK c.1805
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.