An elegant Tasmanian Colonial period gum mantelpiece, still sporting the original kingfisher blue flat oil paint c 1850.
Width of shelf 158cm
Height of shelf 128cm.
Price inc GST $450
An elegant pair of English Regency period saddle seat, sabre leg chairs in best mahogany, the backs banded in ebony veneer. Terrific colour and patina.
An Italian Grand Tour bronze ‘askos’ wine vessel, after the Roman antique model excavated at Pompeii.
Beautiful rich patina.
Typically a lush, rich Roman bacchante would tie one to their toga, then trot off to a Bachannale. For drinking wine with lips and hands, stylish and not easily broken like a wine glass.
17cm x 8cm x 17cm high
Price inc GST $850
an engraving from ‘Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton’. Published in two volumes 1766 and 1767.
Published at an enormous cost of £6,000, in an edition of 500 copies, the work was the first true record of Greek art & terrifically influential on subsequent design & taste.