Tasmanian Colonial Cedar Table c 1845

Tasmanian Colonial Cedar Table c 1845

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.

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Syrinx Aruanus c1920

Syrinx Aruanus c1920

Syrinx Aruanus (Australian trumpet shell). The world’s largest snail (gastropod). A nice large unpolished specimen, about 50 years at time of collection. 53cm L x 24cm.dia.

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Tent Bands (baskur or iolam) Uzbek c1880

Tent Bands (baskur or iolam) Uzbek c1880

The girths that encircle the trellis wall of the nomad’s tent. Densely woven with warp faces,   in vegetable dyed wool on a home loom, in  geometric forms. Two lengths from the same piece, 250cm x 27cm, 107cm.x 27cm. Excellent unfaded old state.

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Russian Signal Posters c 1950

Russian Signal Posters c 1950

A chic  set of six screen printed communist era modernist prints of train signal instructiions & train types. each frame 59cm H  x 93cm W

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Whiskey Dram Glass c1840

Whiskey Dram Glass c1840

A heavy quality blown & cut glass for a dram of whiskey. UK c1840. 8cmH x 5cm dia.

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German Ebony & Deer Antler Box c 1750

German Ebony & Deer Antler Box c 1750

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

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PNG Ceremonial Shield c1930

PNG Ceremonial Shield c1930

A good quality & large Papuan ceremonial shield. The carved head with ocre paints, cowrie shells inlaid in mud, with boars tusks,  cassowary feathers to top & woven basket edges c 1930. 89cmH x 39cmW x 17cmD

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Regency Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase c1810

Regency Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase c1810

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.

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Scottish Sideboard c1830

Scottish Sideboard c1830

A nice quality Scottish George IV period sideboard in well patinated mahogany. With raised ends for knife boxes or candelabra, fitted with three freize drawers, two large zinc lined cellarettes & two cupboards. On well turned reeded feet..c 1830.

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Regency Bronze NeoClassical Inkwell c 1825

Regency Bronze NeoClassical Inkwell c 1825

A beautifully cast English Regency inkwell, with palmette lid containing the original ceramic well, four quill holders to the corners and a cast clam shell for nibs. Good original condition & patina. c 1820

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