Scottish Regency pier cabinet c 1820

Scottish Regency pier cabinet c 1820

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

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Tasmanian Colonial Stone Corinthian buttresses c 1840

Tasmanian Colonial Stone Corinthian buttresses c 1840

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

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Police Office Cedar cupboard c 1860

Police Office Cedar cupboard c 1860

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

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Tasmanian Colonial period Cedar Table c 1850

Tasmanian Colonial period Cedar Table c 1850

A cedar table, with nice legs & good colour – to seat six for dining, or a useful writing / library table.
Launceston c.1850
77cm.H x 137cm W x 87cm deep.
Price inc GST $750

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Tasmanian Endemic timbers napkin rings  c 1920

Tasmanian Endemic timbers napkin rings c 1920

A set of six endemic Tasmanian timbers napkin rings, mounted with 9ct Beaconsfield mined gold.
Hobart c 1920
Price inc GST $140/ set

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Lead Tobacco Box c 1810

Lead Tobacco Box c 1810

A Regency period lead tobacco box,for keeping it cool, of canted rectangular form. Original lid in the form of a hound & polychrome paint. Cast with merry making scenes to each side.
UK c 1820
13cm H x 13cm w x 10cm deep.
Price inc GST $450

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Library Chair c 1825

Library Chair c 1825

An English George IV period mahogany mechanical library chair in late Greek revival taste, with richly carved lion paw feet, dolphin brackets and paterae to the seat rail. Terrific quality and patina.
c 1825
Price inc GST $6,250

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Grecian Rosewood Chiffoniere c 1830

Grecian Rosewood Chiffoniere c 1830

An elegant & useful English George IV period chiffoniere, in a nice golden Brazillian rosewood, free standing columns. With two frieze drawers, single shelf behind the two doors, original key & brass grilles
UK c 1830
138cm H x 140cm W x 44cm deep

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Album of Robin Lloyd Hood c 1840

Album of Robin Lloyd Hood c 1840

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

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Grecian rosewood chaise longue c1825

Grecian rosewood chaise longue c1825

A beautifully carved ‘Grecian’ George IV period chaise longue, in best solid black Brazillian rosewood.
UK c 1825.
With the original engine turned casters, bolster & good patina.
200cm x 66cm x 96cm high
Price inc GST $6,500

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