An elegant and rare English William IV period mahogany library chair, of curved caned bergere form. In terrific original condition, with good patina & heavy quality brass trail casters. UK origin c 1830
A finely painted late 19th century view of Mt Wellington from Tranmuir House, Tranmere, Tasmania c 1895. Oil on canvas on original stretcher & broad Tasmanian oak frame.
An elegant and very useful.small Regency mahogany sideboard, with terrific old colour & patina. Fitted to the left with a cupboard, a large central drawer and a wine cellarette drawer to the righr. Supported on well turned legs with graduated brass lion mask handles. 87cm H x 130cm.W x 53cm.D. UK origin c 1820
A well made Tasmanian Colonial period cedar ‘Trafalgar’ type chair. The overscrolled back rail veneered with a fine cedar veneer, the midrail similar. With original drop in horse hair filled seat. The quality, detail of the front legs with circular eyelet & centurion skirt carving possibly from the workshop of William Hamilton of Elizabeth St, Hobart. Original finish & unrestored. Ex Brettingham-Moore family. Hobart c 1840
An elegant & comfortable English Regency period sofa, with finely reeded back & scrolled arms, on reeded legs to the front and swept legs to the rear. The form & quality suggests the maker as Gillows of Lancaster. Newly reupholstered with duck down fillings & linen / viscose fabric. 88cm high x 190cm W x 70cm deep.
Tasmanian rice shell and marineer shell necklace by Lola Greeno (1946 – artist / maker). Lola is the living link with Tasmanian first peoples’ making of shell necklaces, on Flinders Island. She is the leading & most highly skilled artist in the medium, actively teaching other Flinders women in the ancient preparation and threading art. Her work is in the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Australian National Gallery, QAGOMA and Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Length 2′.
A beautifully cast pair of bronze candelabra in ‘archaeological revival’ taste, each for six candles, all with original sconces, on three hoof feet. After a bronze original Roman lamp of the 1st century A.D, found at Pompeii. Ht 67cm Dia. 30cm
A rare 18th century Welsh dresser in fruitwood, with great colour. Original wrack, of small size, with pad feet to the front & three cockbeaded drawers. Replaced (antique) handles. The wrack with well shaped cornice & uprights, the base with finely moulded ogee edges. Wales c 1780