Tasmanian Colonial Stone Corinthian buttresses c 1840

Tasmanian Colonial Stone Corinthian buttresses c 1840

A pair of Tasmanian Colonial period carved stone Corinthian brackets, with old limewashed paint, for an entry doorcase or window lintel. Nice for a library or bookcase.
Hobart c 1840
43cm H x 13cm W x 22cm D
Price inc GST $650 / pair

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Lead Tobacco Box c 1810

Lead Tobacco Box c 1810

A Regency period lead tobacco box,for keeping it cool, of canted rectangular form. Original lid in the form of a hound & polychrome paint. Cast with merry making scenes to each side.
UK c 1820
13cm H x 13cm w x 10cm deep.
Price inc GST $450

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Grecian rosewood chaise longue c1825

Grecian rosewood chaise longue c1825

A beautifully carved ‘Grecian’ George IV period chaise longue, in best solid black Brazillian rosewood.
UK c 1825.
With the original engine turned casters, bolster & good patina.
200cm x 66cm x 96cm high
Price inc GST $6,500

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11th Century AD Coptic Christian robe

11th Century AD Coptic Christian robe

An Egyptian Christian (Coptic) yellow wool jacket, largely complete. Finely woven, including inserts of designs of birds on water. These finely woven bands and mons, were often removed when the garment wore out. The yellow identified the wearer as Christian. The purple woven inserts dyed with murex shells.
c 11th Century A.D
Full robes such as this are rare.
L. Approx 96cm
Price inc GST $2,200

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Pair of Regence bronze candlesticks c1730

Pair of Regence bronze candlesticks c1730

A lovely pair of coppery bronze candlesticks in the Regence manner. Remnants of gilding to underside and softly worn with many a night of good fun.
French c 1730.
Height 24cm
PRICE inc GST $1,250

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A rare late Renaissance Gilt Copper mounted Coconut Cup c1620

A rare late Renaissance Gilt Copper mounted Coconut Cup c1620

The cup is from Munich (Bavaria), made for the family of a local baker in 1626, possibly by Hans Ernst Gottbewahr (died in 1634), with engraved portraits & inscriptions to the rim.

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The Whaler South Carolina

The Whaler South Carolina

The wrecked hulk of the Whale Boat, South Carolina in Risdon Cove, looking to Hobart, Tasmania c 1880.
Rare albumen paper photograph from a mammoth glass plate c 1880 in original frame, glass & mount.
Image size 56cm x 40cm
Frame size 67cm x 83cm

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Felix Adrien BONFILS , Temple  of David, India c 1880

Felix Adrien BONFILS , Temple of David, India c 1880

Felix Adrien BONFILS (France 1831 – 1885).
Temple of David
Albumen paper photograph from an elephant plate by the leading 19th century photographer of the Middle East.
Signed in ink to the image.

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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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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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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 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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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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