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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Diorama Wunderkammer of Berlin 2019

Diorama Wunderkammer of Berlin 2019

Diorama / Wunderkammer of Berlin
Artist: Astrid Rave
Manufacturer: Mertin’s Idea Workshop Size: 260 x 170 x 54 mm
In a miniature factory in Neukölln, Berlin street scenes are reproduced as diorama in three-dimensional work according to the ideas of the sculptor and occupational therapist Astrid Rave. Astrid Rave works in the area of ​​Berlin psychiatry.
The design of the sculpture is the compensation to the job. On many walks, she is inspired by the city’s vibrancy and thus strives to translate her own madness into extraordinary ideas, such as the construction of small boxes with lids containing colorful details from Berlin. The dioramas are made by hand, & all are unique.
Price inc GST $120

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Pair of Roman marble neo classical console tables c 1810

Pair of Roman marble neo classical console tables c 1810

An exceptional pair of Roman console tables, of Sicilian jasper, alabastro fiorito & pentallic marble, supported by leopard monopodia. The form taken from designs of Percier & Fontaine in Paris c 1802, and the detail from Roman fragments of leopard head consoles (monopodiae).

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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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George II Cuban mahogany triple top tea  & card table c 1750

George II Cuban mahogany triple top tea & card table c 1750

A very heavy quality, and rare English George II period triple top card / tea table. Made of the most extraordinarily heavy Cuban mahogany, with candle wells to the leathered card table surface, the drawer oak lined.

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Fairground Zebra c 1880

Fairground Zebra c 1880

A wonderful 19th century Fairground zebra, in painted timber

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William & Mary period walnut double dome bureau bookcase c 1690

William & Mary period walnut double dome bureau bookcase c 1690

A beautiful and diminutive English walnut, William and Mary period ‘double dome top’ bureau – bookcase. The upper bookcase with a single original shelf and scallopped and bevelled Vauxhall glass plates, over two small serpentine – fronted drawers.

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Regency convex mirror c 1820

Regency convex mirror c 1820

A grand English Regency period convex mirror, with exuberantly carved eagle cresting, original acanthus leaf carving to base & never fitted with sconces.

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First Superintendant, Hobart Botanic Gardens silver medal 1827

First Superintendant, Hobart Botanic Gardens silver medal 1827

The brilliant young Horticulturalist William Davidson was presented with this silver medal by the Botanical and Horticultural Society in 1827,  in the UK, at the age of 23, for the best Dish of Mushrooms, amongst other horticultural prizes. The following year be arrived in Van Diemen’s Land and was appointed First Superintendant of the Hobarton Botanical Gardens, by Governor Arthur, on a salary of £100/- p.a, with the surviving Gothic Gardener’s Cottage built for him.
During this time, until his death at the age 33, he was to turn the gardens from a ramshackle mess,  into the Botanical showplace of the Colony, exploring the temperate range of species able to be grown. In addition he had built the surviving flued brick walls, extensive hot houses, and formed the present layout and pinetum. He corresponded extensively with J.C Loudon in London and other inter colonial Botanic gardens & plant collectors.
a / vf dia 50mm (2″).
Price inc GST $1,950

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Pair of Viennese Empire corner consoles c 1810

Pair of Viennese Empire corner consoles c 1810

A chic pair of Viennese first Empire period corner consoles.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Chien Lung period tea bowl & saucer c. 1740

Chien Lung period tea bowl & saucer c. 1740

A fine and well painted Chinese Chien – Lung period porcelain tea bowl and saucer of rare four – lobed form.

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Pair of Canton enamel wine cups c1790

Pair of Canton enamel wine cups c1790

A fine & rare pair of Cantonese export enamel on copper vase shaped wine cups on pedestal bases. Decorated with king fisher blue scaled enamels to the ground, white interior, the front and reverse with bucolic couples.

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William IV overmantel mirror

William IV overmantel mirror

A birds eye maple veneered small mantel mirror, the corners with the original paintwork of exotic birds drinking from a fountain. Original gilding and mercury silvered mirror plate.

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Regency three fold Chinoiserie Screen

Regency three fold Chinoiserie Screen

A fine and rare English late Regency period gilded and painted beech  three fold screen, reasonably by John Crace. The Chinese / Grecian fret to the top and flying Chinamen on branches typical of his work on cabinet fronts, Carlton House and the Brighton Pavillion. Ex Butchoff Antiques, Kensington Church St, London.

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Regency cased fruit set for 12 – 1810

Regency cased fruit set for 12 – 1810

A rare setting for 12 ivory mounted old Sheffield plate fruit knives and forks, contained in the original red Morocco leather fitted case.

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Chinese reverse mirror painting on glass 1840

Chinese reverse mirror painting on glass 1840

A fine and well painted example, in the original hardwood frame

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