Pair of Regency spill vases c 1810

Pair of Regency spill vases c 1810

A rare pair of English Regency period spill vases, for wax tapers on a mantelpiece. Terrific painted panels and Greek key gilding to the backs.
Mint. c. 1810.
Height 117mm x 95mm diameter.
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George III mahogany tea tray c 1790

George III mahogany tea tray c 1790

A terrific quality George III period best mahogany dinner or tea tray. With serpentine rim and well carved shell handles. The same size and type as examples by Gillows of Lancaster. 72cm x 49cm x 6cm
UK c1790
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Regency mahogany marble top cabinet c 1825

Regency mahogany marble top cabinet c 1825

A rare and   small, late Regency dwarf bookcase with original grey marble & condition. The whole made from best fustic mahogany. The unusual boss decorated feet and lotus capital pilasters related to designs  published by Regency Greek revivalist, Thomas Hope.
UK c 1825.
94cm wide x 30cm deep x 90cm high.

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Coalport ‘Grecian’ water jug c 1815.

Coalport ‘Grecian’ water jug c 1815.

A grand (for a jug), English Regency period Coalport jug decorated with a lion mask in puce and salmon, the sides with Scottish landscapes in the manner of Alexander Nasmyth, the Greek key rim in scarlet.
Perfect
UK c 1810.
Height 19cm

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Regency zebrawood sewing cabinet c 1815

Regency zebrawood sewing cabinet c 1815

An English Regency zebrawood and penwork sewing cabinet, crossbanded in Kingwood. c 1815.
Edith Sitwell in her play ‘Facade’ likened the grain to ‘the rolling, curling smoke of a burnt out candle’. 30cm x 17cm x 26cm high.
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Regency mahogany hall chair c.1810

Regency mahogany hall chair c.1810

An attractive George III period mahogany hall chair, with a terrific patina, the back a gentle play on the idea of diminishing perspective in architecture.
They also make nice bedside tables or style up a dull corner.
c.1810.
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Chinese Wanli period Kraak dish c 1600

Chinese Wanli period Kraak dish c 1600

A good large Chinese export ware Kraak (cargo exported from China to Holland) dish, the body modelled in raised lambrequins of pineapples and fritallaries.
Perfect save for the usual rim flea bites and pitting.
Late Ming / early Qing c. 1573 – 1620 (Wanli).
372mm diameter x 62mm high.
Ex F Buxton Collection, London Art Market prior to 1970.

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Country house Greek revival style  mahogany library chair c 1835

Country house Greek revival style mahogany library chair c 1835

A very comfortable English William IV period faded mahogany library chair, with the old green leather nicely worn.

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French Empire period clock emblematic of Hope c.1815

French Empire period clock emblematic of Hope c.1815

A French Empire clock in the finest original ormolu. The subject is that of Hope. She sits upon the clock housing leaning upon a cornucopia with a swan base with her other arm resting upon a beautifully modelled anchor set upon a shell. The flukes of the anchor are decorated with a cupid. To the right of the clock a superbly decorated paddle with dolphins and shells rests against the clock. Set upon richly decorated toupee feet the rectangular base with stiff leaf moulding has applied ormolu mounts of the finest quality with two superb beribboned anchors hanging by garlands of flowers supported by floral stands. The white convex enamel dial signed Deniere and Matelin Fabr. de Bronzes a Paris is surrounded by a superb bezel of forget-me-not flower heads.The half hour  8 day bell striking movement with silk suspended pendulum. Hope in the Greek myths was the spirit remaining in the bottom of Pandora’s box after she had incautiously opened the box and let her other blessings escape. Hope with Faith and Charity is one of the three theological virtues.The anchor derives from St. Paul who said Hope ” is like an anchor for our lives”. She is connected with sea-faring and commerce as ocean voyages were undertaken in a spirit of hope. Thus there is the allusion through the anchor, paddle and shells. Finally the corcucopia and plethora of flowers for she is the Hope of the fruit to come, see Titians 16th century masterpiece “Allegory of the Marquis d’Avalos ( Louvre). Deniere and Matelin were known to have been working at Rue Turenne Paris in 1812. 17 inches high by 11.5 inches wide by 4.25 inches deep ( 42.5 cms by 28.75 cms by 10.6 cms).

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Tasmanian Colonial period cedar Grecian chaise c 1835

Tasmanian Colonial period cedar Grecian chaise c 1835

An elegant, Australian cedar vernacular Grecian chaise.
Hobart c 1835 – 40.
Nice original waxed finish and faded colour.
It has no evidence of ever having been fitted with casters.
Length 2.1m x 62cm deep 77cm high
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