A nice quality large three tier Victorian period woven wire plant stand, in original faux wicker paint. Australian or UK? c1880.
A crisply carved Tasmanian Colonial period cedar curcular table. In nice old dry state, with original gilt brass tilting mechanism & casters, original finish. The shaft in the form of acanthus, the leaf of the Corinthian order & regarded as the plant origin of western classical architecture. Hobart c 1845. 74cm H x 125cm dia.
A beautifully made ebony & engraved deer antler box, probably originally for a pair of hunting pistols. The top and sides of geometric ebony marquetry, the front & back with inset panels of finely engraved deer antler, of hunting scenes. Southern German c1750. 55mmH x 310mm W x 130mmD
A handsome English Regency library secretaire bookcase, with a wonderful patina. It is a large & good quality example, perfectly in proportion. The upper bookcase with finely reeded margin glazing bars, with original adjustable shelves. The base with turned reeded paterae to the corners of the doors & secretaire, all with reeded edges. The secretaire drawer with original fitted satinbirch interior & ivory knobs. UK c 1810.
An elegant & useful English George IV period chiffoniere, with nicely fitted interior, the doors, front and pediment in best mahogany,in the Greek revival style. Good rich colour & original finish. The Grecian taste was The fashionable egalitarian taste of the 1830s – the ‘Greek sympathy’ of Lord Byron et al. 125cmH x 116cmW x 43cmD
An appealing Tasmanian colonial period double washstand, with original ‘tray top’ gallery, shaped undertier & persic turned uprights. In richly figured NSW cedar, with good colour & patina. The ‘tray top’ never fixed, lifts off, typical of Irish work illustrated in the Belfast Cabinet- Makers’ Book of Prices, published 1822. It is therefore likely the product of an Irish cabinet maker working in Tasmania. 100cmH x 98cm W x 50cmD.
A George IV patent reclining library chair by Robert Daws of London c 1830, unusual in oak, carved in the foliated Gothic taste, in mint working order, stamped by the maker with patent stamps to back legs, with the original operating instructions.
Unextended 70cm W
Price inc GST $4,700
A maginificent full Australian cedar wing wardrobe, of richly figured cedar, with crossbanding to the pediment & good thick original finish & patina. The doors with curved fielded panels flanked by full cedar columns with Egyptian palm leaf capitals. With keys and with good original interior fittings. .H 245cm x W 270cm x 80cm deep
A really nice quality, and unusually small English William IV period chiffonier, for displaying & containing curious & books. With richly carved acanthus leaf Grecian scrolled back, centurion skirt frieze to the drawer front, & doors flanked by lotus pilasters. Original grey St Anne marble top & mirror back. UK origin c 1830. 137cm W x 81cm W x 33cm D
A rare pair of George III period old Sheffield plate candelabrum by the leading Birmingham industrialist /artist Matthew Boulton, in the form of neo classical athienne altars, with inset lion mask panels. In the early days of Boulton’s manufacturing he employed the leading artists of the day, including the architect Robert Adam, who is likely the author of this pattern. The borders lightly rose & excellent condition.
Ex WF Bradshaw Collection Sydney.
UK c 1785.
A rare complete French Empire period morning tea & coffee set, in tin (tole). Well painted with ‘Arcadian” views in the manner of Gaspard Dughet or Nicholas Poussin, French artists working in Italy, of a century before, then back in collecting vogue.
Tray width 42cm. Coffee pot 19.5cm high
Price inc GST $2,750
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 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