George III mahogany wine cellarette c 1780

George III mahogany wine cellarette c 1780

An English George III period, brass bound mahogany eight bottle wine cellarette. With original faucet tap under, stand & metal ware. Over time, it has now achieved a terrific colour & patina as delicious as any good wine.
Designed to travel, the hinged lid top serves also as a small serving / wine table.
UK c 1780.
50cm diameter x 70cm high.
PRICE inc GST $5,250

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A NUREMBERG GILT COPPER MOUNTED COCONUT CUP c1580

A NUREMBERG GILT COPPER MOUNTED COCONUT CUP c1580

Coconut was prized not only because of its exoticism, but also for its purported medical properties. Coconut milk alleviated, among other things, tapeworm, fever, kidney and bladder afflictions and served as an aphrodisiac as well. The nut’s shell was rumoured to possess the ability to reveal poisons. This particular attribute of the fruit of the coconut palm predetermined its use as the cup element in drinking vessels. The design of this standing cup, with lion & lambrequin straps, is typical of southern Germany in the second half of the sixteenth century.
Height 223mm

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Set of 9 Regency cut glass ice plates c 1815

Set of 9 Regency cut glass ice plates c 1815

A rare set of nine English Regency period ice plates, for fresh oysters, or a sorbet course.
Of nice heavy quality lead glass with sunburst cut bases & fluted rims. A terrific way to smarten up your next dinner in.
208mm diameter x 23mm high.

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French Empire armchair c 1820

French Empire armchair c 1820

An Empire mahogany fauteuil or armchair ‘a la Reine’ in the manner of Jacob-Desmalter/ François-Honoré-Georges Jacob Desmalter (1770-1841, son of Jacob Desmalter), newly upholstered in Jim Thompson striped silk.

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Pair of Regency candelabra by Matthew Boulton c 1805

Pair of Regency candelabra by Matthew Boulton c 1805

A handsome pair of English Regency old Sheffield plate candlesticks with original candelabra attachments & sconces, by the foremost maker, the brilliant Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton (1728 -1809).
Terrific original condition, with lightly ‘bled borders’, double sun marks

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Set of eight Wine Glasses c 1780

Set of eight Wine Glasses c 1780

A rare set of eight late 18th century wine glasses, with facetted stems & remains of gilded drapery to the bowls – both useful & joyful.
c 1780.
Height 13.5cm
diameter of bowls 7cm

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French Palisander bronze mounted bureau plat c 1880

French Palisander bronze mounted bureau plat c 1880

A magnificemt French bureau plat, (writing desk)  of the most extraordinary international quality, with three frieze drawers, key & identical to the reverse.
Paris c 1870.
Made of palisander with the finest quality cast bronze mounts, of pairs of bare breasted nymphs & fauns, after an 18th century model by Charles Cressent. Branded three times to the under side Hopilliart et Leroy, 12 rue des Saints Peres
The Maison Hopillart was established in 1781. Marcel Proust was one of their more famous clients. A  marvellous statement piece for a library, your office, or a very traditional writing desk  for an  ‘ English country house’ drawing room.
Size 93cm.x 180cm.x 79cm.high.

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Tasmanian Colonial period Grecian cedar wardrobe c 1830

Tasmanian Colonial period Grecian cedar wardrobe c 1830

An elegant Tasmanian Colonial period Grecian clothes press, full cedar, with ebonized fielded panels to the front & sides, ebony escutcheons, with original surface finish & fittings
Hobart c 1830
150cm x 65cn x 210cm high

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George IV rosewood drawing room cabinet c 1820
Regency Zoomorphic Armchair c 1805

Regency Zoomorphic Armchair c 1805

REGENCY! Day 18 of 21
A rare English Regency period drawing room armchair, carved with lion heads to the arms and seat rails, on zoomorphic legs. With original penwork decoration and lacquered brass mounts
Bronzed & gilt carved beech, original horse hair stitched upholstery base.
From a design by Thomas Sheraton published in his Cabinet Maker & Upholsterer’s Drawing Book, London, 1802.
62cm x 64cm x 87cm high
UK origin c 1805
PRICE inc GST $8,500

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