DUST exhibition opening Saturday 4th May

DUST exhibition opening Saturday 4th May

an exhibition of many wonderful new items in stock, across many cultures, mediums and times.
Further images to follow in coming days.
Also celebrating the conservation, restoration and extension of the shop into a long room mentioned in 1856, divided and obscured since the 1920s.

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Shell pyramid,  ex Copping Museum of Convict History, c 1900

Shell pyramid, ex Copping Museum of Convict History, c 1900

A Victorian shell pyramid, made from Australian shells, with arched opening.

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Shark vertebrae fancy stick c 1790 – 1830

Shark vertebrae fancy stick c 1790 – 1830

A fine sailor made  Napoleonic period shark vertebrae fancy stick, for wearing with your best clothes, perhaps on a Sunday
Often made by sailors. French c. 1790 – 1830
Nice original condition.
Length 89cm

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Regency rosewood jewel case c 1820

Regency rosewood jewel case c 1820

a terrific Regency brass inlaid rosewood jewellery / dressing box c. 1820.
The interior complete, with cut glass bottles with old Sheffield plate lids, the leather and silk jewellery compartments in amazing original state.
34cm x 24cm x 19cm.

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A sample of Tasmanian fossilized timber from the Westbury Museum

A sample of Tasmanian fossilized timber from the Westbury Museum

A rare geographically located lapidary polished sample of fossilized wood from Melton Mowbray in Tasmania, with old collection label, ex Westbury Museum.
Collected c 1900.
Size 18.5cm wide x 12cm high x 9cm deep. Price inc GST $550

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Murano glass pendant light c 1971

Murano glass pendant light c 1971

A very stylish vintage Murano glass pendant light c 1970

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‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’ published by Capt R. M. Grindlay 1826

‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’ published by Capt R. M. Grindlay 1826

‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’
Published London 1826.
Acquatint with original hand colouring from Capt R. M. Grindlay’s ‘Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India’. Grindlay’s book was published in serial form from 1826 – 1830 & was one of the most beautiful ever published on India.
Purchased many years ago in Tasmania, original paper size with minor old discolour to title edges.
Frame size. 33cm x 42cm
Print size27.5cm x 36cm
Price inc GST $550

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Chippendale period serpentine front desk c 1770

Chippendale period serpentine front desk c 1770

A fine quality serpentine George II dressing chest of terrific small size and colour, with brushing slide and original bracket feet
UK c1750
81cm wide x 54cm deep x 89cm high.
Price inc GST $5,950

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Ivory crucifix c 1650

Ivory crucifix c 1650

A fine late 17th century Flemish ivory crucifix, beautifully carved to capture the sense of the ivory tusk. The whole now a superb colour and state.
Height o/a 62cm
A related example formerly in the collection of Thomas Hope, similar to the work of Francois Boissuit or Matthieu van Beveren.

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Tasmanian Colonial cedar chest of drawers c 1845

Tasmanian Colonial cedar chest of drawers c 1845

An appealing Tasmanian Colonial period small cedar chest of drawers, lined and backed in Huon pine, of nice cabinet made quality, in untouched original condition and terrific colour.
Hobart c. 1845.
92cm wide x 60cm deep x 82cm high.
PRICE INC GST $1,750

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