A beautifully carved Scottish late Regency mahogany card table, with brass inlay & terrific patina. The top with knulled edge opening to reveal a cedar lined well, and circular baized playing surface.
A really elegant Scottish
Regency sideboard, all nicely fitted up with 4 drawers, trays & sliding compartments. The ends conceived as ‘Gothick’ round fronted turrets with ogee panelled bow front doors. Ebony edges & terrific colour mahogany.
117cm.x 62cm x 222cm wide
Price inc GST $2,750
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
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 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
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
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
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 rare Anglo Cantonese ‘Japanned lacquer’ lady’s sewing / dressing / writing cabinet with ivory fittings. Canton c 1840.
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.
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
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.
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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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