Regency zebrawood Grecian writing cabinet c 1810

Regency zebrawood Grecian writing cabinet c 1810

A lovely English Regency Zebrawod (calamander), ebony and ormolu mounted Grecian writing cabinet / bookcase. The interior lined in West Indian satinwood & ebony, with original ormolu inkwells & keys,all on concealed revolving casters.
Terrific original colour & finish.
Reasonably by the elusive & elegant cabinet maker, George Oakley.
79cm high x 49cm x 162cm high
UK c 1810
PRICE INC GST $23,000.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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