Shell pyramid,  ex Copping Museum of Convict History, c 1900

Shell pyramid, ex Copping Museum of Convict History, c 1900

A Victorian shell pyramid, made from Australian shells, with arched opening.

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A sample of Tasmanian fossilized timber from the Westbury Museum

A sample of Tasmanian fossilized timber from the Westbury Museum

A rare geographically located lapidary polished sample of fossilized wood from Melton Mowbray in Tasmania, with old collection label, ex Westbury Museum.
Collected c 1900.
Size 18.5cm wide x 12cm high x 9cm deep. Price inc GST $550

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‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’ published by Capt R. M. Grindlay 1826

‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’ published by Capt R. M. Grindlay 1826

‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’
Published London 1826.
Acquatint with original hand colouring from Capt R. M. Grindlay’s ‘Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India’. Grindlay’s book was published in serial form from 1826 – 1830 & was one of the most beautiful ever published on India.
Purchased many years ago in Tasmania, original paper size with minor old discolour to title edges.
Frame size. 33cm x 42cm
Print size27.5cm x 36cm
Price inc GST $550

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Chippendale period serpentine front desk c 1770

Chippendale period serpentine front desk c 1770

A fine quality serpentine George II dressing chest of terrific small size and colour, with brushing slide and original bracket feet
UK c1750
81cm wide x 54cm deep x 89cm high.
Price inc GST $5,950

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Ivory crucifix c 1650

Ivory crucifix c 1650

A fine late 17th century Flemish ivory crucifix, beautifully carved to capture the sense of the ivory tusk. The whole now a superb colour and state.
Height o/a 62cm
A related example formerly in the collection of Thomas Hope, similar to the work of Francois Boissuit or Matthieu van Beveren.

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Tasmanian Colonial cedar chest of drawers c 1845

Tasmanian Colonial cedar chest of drawers c 1845

An appealing Tasmanian Colonial period small cedar chest of drawers, lined and backed in Huon pine, of nice cabinet made quality, in untouched original condition and terrific colour.
Hobart c. 1845.
92cm wide x 60cm deep x 82cm high.
PRICE INC GST $1,750

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George II period mahogany gentleman’s press attributed to Giles Grendey c 1745

George II period mahogany gentleman’s press attributed to Giles Grendey c 1745

A fantastic quality English George II period best Cuban mahogany gentleman’s press, with richly carved to the  shaped fielded panels to the doors, bracket feet and pediment.

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Gillows turret end Regency chest of drawers

Gillows turret end Regency chest of drawers

A  really elegant and nice quality English Regency period chest of drawers with reeded turret corners and feet, each drawer oak lined with original Bramah stamped locks and ‘dragons blood’ gilt handles.
117cm x 46cm x 108cm high.
Reasonably by Gillows of Lancaster & London.
UK c 1815.

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Cantonese coconut shell mounted pewter tea set c 1840.

Cantonese coconut shell mounted pewter tea set c 1840.

A rare set of six pewter mounted coconut shell dishes, tea caddy and  teapot,   the surfaces finely carved with auspicious characters, and a similarly carved and mounted tea caddy.
Canton c.1840

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Morris of London Knole pattern oak cased harpsichord

Morris of London Knole pattern oak cased harpsichord

A fine English oak cased single manual harpsichord, identical to the model found at Knole in Kent of 1662, the earliest known English example.
The compass is 57 notes, with boxwood and ebony marquetry inlaid keys, gilt and penwork gesso name board and gilt brass sound frets. The case of the highest quality, made from research and measurement of the Knole cabinet work.
In mint and perfect playing condition, by the esteemed harpsichord builder & conservator, Stephen Morris of London, 1987.

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Regency Grecian decorated sofa attributed to Gillows c 1820

Regency Grecian decorated sofa attributed to Gillows c 1820

A magnificent English late Regency period Grecian sofa,  with the original parcel gilt and green painted decoration. Supported on exuberantantly carved lion law feet, the striped green water wave silk similar to the original.

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Pair of Regency saddle seat sabre leg chairs c 1810.

Pair of Regency saddle seat sabre leg chairs c 1810.

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.

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Study of Cattle & Sheep in a landscape c.1750

Study of Cattle & Sheep in a landscape c.1750

A beautifully painted mid 18th century study of cattle, sheep and a goat in a landscape after Paulus Potter.
Flemish c 1750.

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Bronze Grand Tour ‘askos’ wine vessel c 1830.

Bronze Grand Tour ‘askos’ wine vessel c 1830.

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.
c.1830
17cm x 8cm x 17cm high
Price inc GST $850

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Pair of George III neo-classical chairs c 1790

Pair of George III neo-classical chairs c 1790

A very fine quality pair of George III period best mahogany ‘square back’ chairs,  from Attingham Park, Shropshire and probably designed by the architect, James Wyatt.

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Pair of gilt bronze chenets c 1850

Pair of gilt bronze chenets c 1850

A beautifully cast pair of mercury gilt bronze cheneys, with original forged iron stands.

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Queen Anne period Chinoiserie lacquered longcase clock c.1710

Queen Anne period Chinoiserie lacquered longcase clock c.1710

A fine and rare English Queen Anne period longcase clock, contained in the original case &  Chinoiserie decoration. The caddy top and fretwork are rare original survivors.

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George III period corner cabinet c.1800

George III period corner cabinet c.1800

A beautifully proportioned English George III period corner cabinet in mint original condition.  The whole of well figured best flame mahogany with an excellent patina. The pediment with finely turned Gothic finials in horn, the interior with original apple green paint. Original keys, locks and gilt brass bell handles.

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Irish Regency ‘Grecian’ serving table c 1825

A fine quality and small Irish late Regency period serving table. The gallery top with fine Grecian carving,  typical of Cork and Belfast, described in the Belfast Cabinet Maker’s Books of Prices.

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Gillows Regency period mahogany library bookcase c 1810

Gillows Regency period mahogany library bookcase c 1810

A beautiful quality, best mahogany library bookcase in mint condition.  With fine ‘Gothick’ glazed doors with original glass, frieze drawer and cupboards below, one fitted with pigeon holes. Identical to published examples by Gillows of Lancaster and London. With well panelled pilasters to the edges and mitred corners to all doors.

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Gagneau of Paris bronze lamp c 1900

Gagneau of Paris bronze lamp c 1900

A beautiful quality gilt bronze table lamp, in belle Epoque taste, cast with butterflys and C scrolls.

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Pair French Empire period bronze candelabra c1815

Pair French Empire period bronze candelabra c1815

A magnificent pair of French Empire period bronze and gilt bronze three light candelabra. The bases after Greco – Roman paw footed models, with reeded shafts, lotus leaf castings to sconces and flowering honeysuckle ornaments.

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Ivory figure of a water sprite c 1725

Ivory figure of a water sprite c 1725

A beautifully carved ivory figure of a water sprite, with crossed feet, dophin, raised fish and an amphorae of water tumbling behind. Raised on the original Egyptian porphyry base.

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Pair of fine Japanese ivory figures of fishermen c.1880

Pair of fine Japanese ivory figures of fishermen c.1880

A superb quality pair of Japanese Meiji period ivory figures of fishermen.  The baskets and nets reticulated, the engraved decoration with family mons to the garments and lac filled c. 1880

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Pair of Anglo Cantonese portraits of flower boat courtesans c. 1840

Pair of Anglo Cantonese portraits of flower boat courtesans c. 1840

An extraordinarily rare pair of Anglo Cantonese 3/4 life size portraits of ‘European ladies’ – flower boat courtesans.

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William IV period library chiffonier c1830

William IV period library chiffonier c1830

A handsome Scottish William IV period library chiffonier, in good quality plum pudding and flame mahogany.  Lovely old patina. The whole fitted with turned Tuscan columns, slim drawer to freize and original key.

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24 seater Regency period dining table

24 seater Regency period dining table

A wonderful quality and elegant English Regency period mahogany dining table. Comprised of two D ends which when closed form a pair of sidetables or oval table to seat 6. With the gate leg centre section inserted between, the table seats 12. A further 7 large  leaves can also be inserted. 6 are later, 1 original.  Making a table that comfortably seats 24.

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Queen Anne period chair c.1715

Queen Anne period chair c.1715

A Queen Anne period chair in elm.

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The Squatters Daughter. 1963 oil painted movie still

The Squatters Daughter. 1963 oil painted movie still

A wonderful Australian over oil painted original photographic movie still, framed in 1963, by Sidney Riley Studios. The subject Australian / Hollywood star, Jocelyn Haworth, in her most famous role as The Squatters Daughter.

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Wedgwood ‘Pyrophorous candle’ c1815

Wedgwood ‘Pyrophorous candle’ c1815

A rare English Regency period rosso antico ware pyrophorous candle. In the form of a Roman oil lamp, this extraordinary survivor of emergent technology provided light by the combination of flammable liquids.

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