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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