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 Knowle 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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Wild Animals from a Greek vase 1766

Wild Animals from a Greek vase 1766

an engraving from ‘Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of Sir William Hamilton’. Published in two volumes 1766 and 1767.
Published at an enormous cost of £6,000, in an edition of 500 copies, the work was the first true record of Greek art & terrifically influential on subsequent design & taste.

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