The Earl of Lauderdale’s Old Sheffield plate tray c 1825

The Earl of Lauderdale’s Old Sheffield plate tray c 1825

REGENCY! Day 9 of 21,
The Earl of Lauderdale / Maitland family Regency period old Sheffield plate serving tray, with cast applied silver clam shell & acanthus borders, inset silver panel for the engraved shield, in mint original condition, wonderful quality (& enormous!) The crest is for the Earl of Lauderdale: the engraved latin motto for the Maitland family, Scottish peers: ‘With Prudence and Courage’, apt for now.
UK c 1820
Size 89 x 55cm x 7cm
PRICE inc GST $1,850

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Wedgwood Phyrophorous candle c1815

Wedgwood Phyrophorous candle c1815

REGENCY! Day 7 of 21, Object No.7
A really rare English Regency period Wedgwood ‘Pyrophorous candle’ c1815 of ‘rosso antico’ . In the form of a Roman oil lamp, decorated with anthemion and laurel, this extraordinary survivor of emergent technology provided light by the combination of flammable liquids. It is mint with removable acid bowl.
Impressed mark. Mint condition.
UK origin c 1815
180mm x 130mm x 80mm high
Price inc GST $950

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Greek Revival rosewood sofa c 1830

Greek Revival rosewood sofa c 1830

REGENCY! Day 6 of 21, Object No.6
A wonderfully confident late Regency / George IV period sofa in Greek Revival mode. The solid Brazillian rosewood back centred by an anthemion & scrolling acanthus leaves, also to the polished overscrolled arms and feet.
The feet concealing original brass patent revolving casters.
Formerly part of the furnishings of Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney N.S.W (see final image).
Upholstered in John Soane ‘patent yellow’ silk moreen, with Brunswig & Fils gimp, duck down bolsters by Elizabeth Bay House Museum.
220cm wide x 58cm deep x 98cm high
UK c 1825
PRICE INC GST $4,500

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Regency lognette / magnifying glass c 1820

Regency lognette / magnifying glass c 1820

Regency! 21 objects over 21 days.
Day 5, item 5.
Cant quite tell if it is a moth or a butterfly? Let this terrific quality Regency gilt metal lognette help.
In good unscratched condition, with a Corinthian capital to the shaft. Nice lens too
UK c 1820
90mm x 50mm
PRICE INC GST $150
In the language of the Regency Colonial press, a Corinthian (as well as being an architectural order), was a leader in taste or fashion. Vis “Sir John Jamieson & Capt. Piper, the first Corinthians of the Colony”

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Regency zebrawood Grecian writing cabinet c 1810

Regency zebrawood Grecian writing cabinet c 1810

A lovely English Regency Zebrawod (calamander), ebony and ormolu mounted Grecian writing cabinet / bookcase. The interior lined in West Indian satinwood & ebony, with original ormolu inkwells & keys,all on concealed revolving casters.
Terrific original colour & finish.
Reasonably by John Mc Clean & Son of Portland Place, London (active c 1789 – 1815)
79cm high x 49cm x 162cm high
UK c 1810
PRICE INC GST $23,000.

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Regency terracotta Bacchic wine cooler  c 1820

Regency terracotta Bacchic wine cooler c 1820

A juicy & rare English Regency Davenport terracotta Bacchanalian wine cooler – rare & in essentially mint condition (a few tiny flea bites consistent with the subject)
Of joyful plump form, sensuously modelled, with a grinning Roman faun admidst fruiting vines. The terracotta body is porous, effective damp in a breeze to keep your champagne cool on a hot day on the loggia or verandah!
Impressed mark & anchor to base.
24cm high x 23cm across the Fauns
UK c 1820
Price inc GST $850

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English Regency overmantel mirror c 1815

English Regency overmantel mirror c 1815

REGENCY! Day 2 of 21, Object No.2
A terrific English Regency overmantel mirror, with Egyptian term ends and bronzed lion mask frieze. Original oil gilding & mirror plate.
95cm x 63cm x 10
UK c 1815
Price inc GST $2750

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Regency campaign writing box c 1815

Regency campaign writing box c 1815

REGENCY! Day1 of 21, Object No.1
Are you gentle reader, on your tablet, phone or lap top, confined to barracks?
A Regency tablet for your happiness with this wonderful quality English Regency period campaign (for travel) reading / writing slope, in mint original condition.
(With secret compartments)
Brazillian rosewood inlaid with ebony & brass, original red Morocco leather, key, release plunger for secret compartments & inkwell / pounce pots.
31cm x 26cm x 15cm
UK c 1815

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REGENCY! 21 items to be revealed over 21 Days

REGENCY! 21 items to be revealed over 21 Days

REGENCY!
Confined to barracks? What better tonic than a Regency Exhibition for you!
21 examples of Regency furniture & decorative arts, (mixed with a little architecture!), to please, tease & titillate, revealed over 21 days.
2020 marks the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, and the 200th of the Prince Regent becoming King.
Regency design was produced in times of war, for pleasure.
All items for sale

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Set of six Tasmanian cedar dining chairs c 1845

Set of six Tasmanian cedar dining chairs c 1845

A scarce set of six Tasmanian Colonial period Australian cedar dining chairs, of finely figured flitches of timber, veneered mid rails, no repairs, good patina, & horsehair squabs with original frames. Numbered to rails, once part of a set of twelve.
Launceston c 1845
PRICE inc GST $500ea ($3,000/ set) 

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William IV rosewood card table

William IV rosewood card table

A wonderfully lush little William IV period best rosewood card table,  the tipping point between academic Roman / Greek revival of 1830s and abyss of gardenesque curls of 1840s.
Price inc GST $1500

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Victorian period Corinthian capital c 1850

Victorian period Corinthian capital c 1850

An attractive Victorian plaster Corinthian capital with original oak graining,

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The Whaler South Carolina

The Whaler South Carolina

The wrecked hulk of the Whale Boat, South Carolina in Risdon Cove, looking to Hobart, Tasmania c 1880.
Rare albumen paper photograph from a mammoth glass plate c 1880 in original frame, glass & mount.
Image size 56cm x 40cm
Frame size 67cm x 83cm

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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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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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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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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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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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