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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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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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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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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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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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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Colonial carved hardwood Column capital c. 1780

Colonial carved hardwood Column capital c. 1780

A magnificent Anglo Indian carved hardwood column capital, vigorously carved with swirling flowers as a  foliated Corinthian order.

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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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Irish Regency mahogany serving table 1820

Irish Regency mahogany serving table 1820

A superb quality Irish Regency period serving table, with three secret drawers to the frieze and apron and large centre full depth cellarette. Reasonably by Mack, William and Gibton of Dublin 

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