Antique & Design

 

Antique Decor, design, ornaments, accent pieces

 

 

 

Title Monolithic carved basalt marble Caryatid figure of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Life size

Dimensions

Width 51cm

Height 153cm

Depth 38cm

Description 

Solid carved stone black basalt or marble sculptured figure carved from a single monolithic block.

This rare statue of an ancient Egyptian nobleman as a Visier of Paraoh  and is life size for the period with very well carved proportions.

Extremely heavy as its carved from one solid block of stone and weighs in excess of 300 kg.

The arms are carved from the same single block and the support stone near the wrists is still in place, clearly this is a copy of a period ancient sculpture as this was traditional for most stone sculptures prior to freight and delivery  to prevent breakages in transit and would have been chissel finished on site once delivered.

Just as it may have been excavated in the same condition, perhaps from a shipwreck sunk at sea, it makes perfect sense that these connecting points are still attached and that this particular carved replica is true to the ancient archaeological original in every aspect.


Price  $5695

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Title Large single superior quality French Campagna shape urns 1850

Dimensions

Height 33.5cm

Diameter 15cm
Weight 3.6 kg


Description

Large single French antique Campagna shaped urn or mantle vase with well shaped flared bowl and fitted handles.

The vase top resting on ornate four sided pedestal base with bas relief panels.

Originally this Cassolette vase would have been used as a mantle urn or for the centre of a table as it is finished all round. It may have contained bouquets of hand made silk flowers adorning an ornate fireplace.

This is a superior quality of the vases signed MIGNON and of much finer detailed carving to the casting mould.

 

French mid 19th century

Price AUD $1150

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Title  Heavy paperweight bronze and marble statue of a cherub and butterfly

Dimensions

Height 8 cm

Length 11.5cm

Depth 7 cm

Weight 700grams

Description

A heavy cast bronze statue of an angel boy or cherub admiring a butterfly, mounted on heavy rectangular marble base.


European 20th century

Price $135

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Title   Gilt framed 18th century style oil painting Cupid and flowers  

Dimensions

Height 51cm

width 57cm

Depth 6cm

Description

A highly decorative French 18th century style oil on canvas real painting of an angel or cupid holding a bouquet of flowers. The genuine painting is signed LADD and the frame bears a gilt bronze plaque "Choultse". The ornate carved gitl wood frame with antique grey framed and gold leaf finish.


Continental 20th century

Price AUD $650

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Title   Australian Cedar made apprentice piece  wine table

Dimensions

Height 53cm

width 50cm

Depth 50cm

Description

An ornate carved Australian cedar apprentice piece wine table. The carved rope edge top raised on turned and reeded column support with three carved cedar Chippendale legs and as traditional  terminating in claw feet.

Nice original patina.


Australian early 20th century

Price AUD $455

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Title   Gilt framed 18th century style oil painting Cupid and flowers  

Dimensions

Height 56cm

width 51cm

Depth 51cm

Description

An ornate carved Australian cedar apprentice piece wine table. The carved continuous rope edge top raised on turned and reeded column support with three carved cedar Chippendale legs and as traditional  terminating in claw feet.

Nice original patina and well hand french polished (repolished) top


Australian early 20th century

Price AUD $465

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Title   Pair of carved solid walnut Apprentice tables in the French Louis XVI manner.

Dimensions

Height 42cm

width 39cm

Depth 30cm

Description

pair of matching occasional tables in the French Louis XVI manner. The polished rouge marble top adds weight and stability to these elegant pair of tables. The bases in carved walnut with fluted and turned legs with elegant turned feet. A beautiful french grey painted antique finish matches the grain in the solid marble tops.

Collectors pieces but of great uses as lamp or bedside tables.


Continental  early 20th century

Price AUD $875 pair

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Title  Pair carved Scandianvian pine columns with gilt bronze candle nozzles.

Dimensions

Height 39 cm

Width 10 cm

Depth 10cm


Weight 1.2 kg


Description

Lovely pair of  antique Scandinavian columns, complete with pedestal bases, tapering fluted column and carved corinthian capitals. A nice patina finish these may have been apprentice pieces and are finished with gilt bronze candle nozzle tops complimenting the acanthus carved capitals.

 

Swedish second quarter of the 19th century

 


Price AUD $550 pair

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Title Solid cast gold leaf gilt bust of an Art Nouveau girl entitled MEDITATION , signed and numbered to back

Dimensions

Height 31cm

Length 18cm

Depth 12cm


Weight 4kg


Description

A very heavy cast statue bust of a beautiful Art Nouveau girl.  With a flower in her long trailing hair , she has the countenance of a muse. Scrolling writing across the pedestal entitled MEDITATION, this statue is extremely heavy for its size so possibly cast in stone but with the weight of iron.

 Well finished in gold leaf with hand applied patina, she is signed to the back  possibly by Gross who worked for the GoldScheider company as sculptor. There is also a two number inscription with a germanic 7 and the number 9 . The Art Nouveau period would date from 1890-1910 so it is probably a design or pattern number rather than a year date.

 

 

Geman or Austrian late 19th century

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Title French bust of King Louis XIV beautifully cast in plaster after the original in the Louvre

Dimensions

Height 38cm

Length 27cm

Depth 17cm


Weight 4.4kg


Description

Beautifully sculpted bust of the important French King Louis XIV also known as the Sun King. His influence as the leader of all things fashionable and style in Europe was unsurpassed at the time. The carved rococo details are just superb. Quite heavy too for a plaster casting, it retains its original patina. Unsigned.

 

20th century after the 18th century French original in the Louvre museum, Paris.

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Title Large solid brass and blonde oak captains tray blonde oak

Dimensions

Width 41cm

Height 8cm

Length 74cm

Description 

A large solid brass serving tray with intergated handles and pireced gallery. The blonde oak platform secured by brass polished frame within the gallery.  The brass indicates a Regency style naval origin and practical pierced gallery is ideal for holding plates and glasses in place in heavy seas.

English late 19th early 20th century

Weight 3kg.

 


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Title  A very rare gilt copper Ceremonial Mace of the 19th century known as a Soota

Dimensions

Height 104 cm

Width 18 cm

Depth 10 cm

Weight 2.7kg

Description

A rare beautifully made ceremonial mace in repousse copper and mercurial gilding.  Apparently similar but smaller examples were brought out of India in the 1980's by an English Antiques connoisseur. This item is twice that size. Hand beaten from sheets of copper or brass. The skills in this repousse work is formidable, working to form the image from the inside out including the well figured leopards head.  Made in four sections and joined internally with hand cut steel screw thread. The entire piece is then mercurial gilded with real gold.

This type of mace  known as a Soonta or souta was usually carried by a Souta berdar as part of the regalia of a Maharaja.

A similar example was sold by Christies in October 2011 in south Kensington for GBP 13,750.

 

Indian 19th century.

 


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Title   Heavy life size bronze torso of an ancient goddess  Diana or Artemis, on later pedestal base

Dimensions

 

Height 153cm

Width 35 cm
Depth 35 cm

Pedestal height 71cm

 


Description

An impressive heavy cast bronze statue torso of the Ancient Greek Goddess Artemis known in Roman times as Diana .

The sculptor has captured the female form in a most delicate way, completely clad, her figure is draped in cloth accentuating the feminine curves.

The bronze statue is mounted onto a painted timber pedestal with carved details.

Age and origin unknown


Price AUD $3300


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Title   A hand painted authentic vintage Life Saver with a message

Dimensions

Height 76cm,

length 76 cm

Width 12 cm


Description

A hand painted nautical artifact. Original vintage life saver painted design in different colours.

 

English  mid 20th century

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Title   A hand made solid wooden sailing ship with intricate shaped wooden hull

Dimensions

Height 78cm,

length 100 cm

Width 16 cm


Description

A hand made wooden model of a twin mask sailing ship , complete with stitched canvas sails, pulleys etc and deck details.

The hull is constructed of many pieced of timber glued together then shaped.

Complete with solid oak stand

20th century

Price $ 395

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Title  Large French Empire watergilt carved wood curtain swag wreaths 1810

Dimensions
H 38cm

W 45 cm

D 9 cm


Description

A set of three hand carved and gilded wreaths for curtain rail swags of impressive size design.

Completely original gilding with real gold leaf, these wreaths would date from around 1810 and would have held curtain rails as per image . one wreath has  damage to the top carved wood ribbon loop but everything else is in excellent condition.

perfect for that parissian chic look and great for Swedish neoclassical interiors too.

More images available.

 


French Circa 1810

Price AUD $1450 set of 3

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Title   French Empire style large Villeroy and Boch Audun oval bowl vase

Dimensions

Height 15cm

Depth 20.5 cm

Length 30 cm

Weight 1600grams


Description

French Empire style large vase or fruit bowl with flared rim and grissaille figure decoration . Good yellow highlights and in perfect condition

The base with Villeroy Boch factory stamp.

PAIR AVAILABLE.


French Circa 2000

Price   $499 each

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Title  Large heavy marble carved corinthian column lamp base

Dimensions

Overall dimensions

Width 14cm

Height 70cm

Marble column lamp base only

Height 59cm

width 14 cm

Depth 14 cm


Description

A solid heavy carved marble lamp base with carved corinthian column top elegant turned column sitting on  a massive square pedestal base. Wired for Australian Electricity.


European origin, 20th century

Price  $695 

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Title Solid bronze statue of an Italian statue of a PRANCING HORSE after the original by da Vinci

Dimensions

Height 35cm

Length 35cm

Depth 11cm


Weight 6kg


Description

REAL BRONZE heavy statue of a proud horse in the mannerr of da Vinci. A very similar example is in the Metropolitan museum of Art and sculpted by Giovanni Bologna called Giabologna 1529-1608. It was cast in Italy 1575-1653 in the workshop of Francesco Susini.

 

This statue available is unmarked , no signature of founrdy stamps. It has a beautiful patina and is a wonderful example of equestrian sculpture.

It has an integral cast bronze plinth base with later felt pad below.

 

19th century solid bronze

Price  $1795

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Title Large single superior quality French Campana shape urns 1850

Dimensions

Height 33.5cm

Diameter 15cm
Weight 3.6 kg


Description

Large single French antique Campana shaped urn or mantle vase with well shaped flared bowl and fitted handles.

The vase top resting on ornate four sided pedestal base with bas relief panels.

Originally this Cassolette vase would have been used as a mantle urn or for the centre of a table as it is finished all round. It may have contained bouquets of hand made silk flowers adorning an ornate fireplace.

This is a superior quality of the vases signed MIGNON and of much finer detailed carving to the casting mould.

 

French mid 19th century

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Title Cherrywood  marquetry Biedermeier mirror

Dimensions

Width 79 cm

Height 123cm

Depth 4cm



Description

Antique Biedermeier style cherrywood marquetry mirror with cross banding and arched pediment. Ebonized lozenges applied to highlight frame in the Empire style. Original bevel edge mirror plate in very good condition

 

Italian mid 20th century

Price  $895

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Title    Set of three cylindrical Studio ware vases glazed terra cotta

Dimensions

Width 17cm /13cm

Height 35cm /28



Description

Three tapering cylindrical vases in hand formed terracotta with white glaze internal and external.

Well made " studio ware" unsigned.

Very good condition, exported from Copenhagen.

Two large vases of height  at 35cm and one of height of 28 cm.


Danish mid 20th century


Price AUD $85 the set of three

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Title Cut and engraved glass and crystal chess set

Dimensions

Width 135cm

Depth 35 cm

Height tallest chess piece 7.5cm
Weight around 2 kg.

 


Description

Unusual Art Deco style chess set with frosted glass and etched crystal chess board with bevel edge and supported on four (later) applied rubber feet.

Large chess board at 35 x 35 cm .

Complete chess set


Mid to late 20th century
Price   $85 AUD

 

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Title  HUGE Carved and silver gilt big CONVEX MIRROR 99cm diameter Regency style

 

 

 

Dimensions

Width 99cm

Heigth 99cm

Depth 11cm

 

 

 

 

 


Description

A very large well carved mirror in the English Regency manner with elegant egg  and dart internal border around a huge convex shaped mirror . this is surrounded by individually tunred and gilt balls within a concave moulded frame.

 

Mirrors like these are well sought after by the design trade and this example is extra large for maximum impact.

 


20th century

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Title Carved and gilt Chippendale style mirror with bevel edged plate glass

 

 

 

Dimensions

Height  16073cm

Width 108cm

Depth 11 cm

 

 

 

 

 


Description

A magnificent carved and gilded Amrican Chippendale mirror in the manner of William Kent.

Beautiful bevel edged mirror plate to centre 86x63cm

 


20th century

Price $ 2595

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Title Huge Portrait Medallion Belman

Dimensions

Diameter: 67cm

Description A magnificent Gustavian portrait medallion by Sergel , royal sculpture to King Gustav III of Sweden. These medallions were mounted around the public buildings in Stockholm , Sweden. The portrait is of renowned Swedish composer Sergel. It has a steel hook fixed to the back for easy suspension
Circa 1990

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Title   Very well carved wood Baroque hall lantern with arcaded columns

Dimensions

Height to top ring 105cm

Diameter 45 cm



Description

A most impressive hall lantern hand carved in solid wood in the form of a baroque temple or gazebo . The carved spiral dome supported by arched colonades aith 10 turned column supports and lower balustrades.

A five light golt leaf suspension lamp hangs from the top for electric illumination.

Antique grey washed finish makes this lantern complete.


20th century in the 17th century manner

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Title Very large original hand beated large bowl of cauldron shape

Dimensions

overall Height 21 cm

Bowl Depth 14 cm

Width across bowl 33 cm
Weight 1.3 kg


Description

Original hand beaten solid brass caudron with applied design and with shaped lip. the solid brass handles applied with hot rivetts .

Perfect for a focus piece for the centre of a kitchen ladden with fruits and flowers.

Nickle plated for longevity.


Possibly Spanish Morroco

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Title Pair of carved wood and silver gilt venetian capitals

Dimensions

Width 48cm

Depth 48cm

Height 46cm each

 


Description

Pair of heavy full timber Coninthian style capitals carved and silver gilt in the venetian style of the 18th century. Lovely patina and finish.

 

Perfect as use for stylish lamp tables or decore design statments.

the bases have been finished with a carved rozette and the diameter measures 26cm unlike the tops which measure 48 cm diameter and are unfinished.


Italian early 20th century


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Title    Impressive sized large carved giltwood Venetial hall lantern

Dimensions

Height to top ring is 108cm

Diameter 58 cm



Description

Venetian style hand carved solid wood hall lantern  with carved and gold leaf gilt details.

The open scrollwork with three light gilded eletric suspension for modern convenience.

20th century in the 17th century Italian manner.



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Title  Art Deco Heavy glass and silvered wire English SODA SYPHON

 

Dimensions

Height 34cm

Depth 11cm


Weight 2300grams


Description

 

An antique English made Soda Syphon complete with original cap and cover and woven silvered wire covered.

 

 


English circa 1920

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Title Large pair of cast metal canopic urn inkwell in the Ancient Egyptian style

Dimensions

Height 20cm

Diameter 16 cm
Weight 3 kg each


Description

Large pair of ancient Egyptian style canopic urn with the head of Pharaoh Osiris mounted top. Note the royal beard below the chin.

The jar lid lifts off the urn and is complete with a metal unsert that lifts out . The body with cast bass relief and cartouche heiroglyths  and the dish base with winged scarab ornament. Bronzed waxed finish.

 

French early 20th century

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Title Large Signed pair of French Campana shape urns 1850

Dimensions

Height 34cm

Diameter 16cm
Weight 8 kg the pair


Description

Large pair of French antique Campana shaped urns with well shaped flared bowl and fitted handles.

The vase top resting on ornate four sided pedestal bases with bas relief panels.

The sides are signed MIGNON .

Originally they would have been used as mantle urns and would have contained bouquets of hand made silk flowers adorning an ornate fireplace.

French mid 19th century

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Title Pair of antique gilt bronze Empire wall lights candle sconces

Dimensions

Height 34cm,

Width 7 cm

Depth 14 cm


Description

A beautiful pair of fine French antique Empire fire gilt bronze one arm wall lights, drilled for later electrification. The solid arms are cast in bronze and chisseled and burnished and then applied to theornate rozette centre wall plate .

Superb quality ormolu and priced as a pair.

 

French 19th century

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Title   French Empire style large Villeroy and Boch Audun oval bowls

Dimensions

Height 15cm

Depth 20.5 cm

Length 30 cm

Weight 1600grams the pair


Description

French Empire style large vases or fruit bowls with flared rims and grissaille figure decoration . Good yellow highlights and in perfect condition

The base with Villeroy Boch factroy stamp.


French Circa 2000

Price $895 pair

 

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Title   Very Large heavy real bronze statue of the Fabulous Josephine Baker

Dimensions

 

Height 42 cm

Width 20 cm
Depth 20cm

Weight 5.5 kg


Description

An impressive sized bronze statue of a lady in Art Deco dress complete with pearl strand and cap, mounted on turned marble base. The gorgeous figure has the countenance of Josephine Baker, an exotic dancer and entertainer of the Art Deco period.

 


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Title Original Arne Jacobsen design STELTON teapot in stainless steel

Dimensions

Height 13 cm

Depth 13 cm

Width 24 cm

Description

Original signed Stelton 1.25 Liter Teapot from the Cylinda-Line. Made in stainless steel 18/8 and designed in 1967 by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton, Denmark. Fine condition, but with some wear - as to expected. Some minor abrasion consistent with age and use to surface of the body. Height: 13 cm = app 4 1/3". Diameter of the teapot: 13 cm = app 5 1/10. Total diameter including handle & spout: 24 cm = app 9". Classic and elegant designed for Lauffer Design by Arne Jacobsen..

 


Danish , Circa 1967

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Title   Very Large heavy real bronze statue of a peacock

Dimensions

 

Height 90 cm

Width 54 cm
Depth 21cm


Description

An impressive sized bronze life size statue of  a peacock , finely sculpted in real bronze and cast in lost wax technique. Perfect garden feature or interior decor.

Weighing 18 kg.


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Title Beautifully Pair Candle Prickets in carved gilt wood circa 1790

Dimensions

Height 45cm
Width 10 cm

Depth 9 cm


Description

Beautifully carved pair candle pricketts with original paint work and real gold leaf watergilt highlights. original wrought iron candle spike to top.

Turned fluted and carved with lower pataera in giltwood and raised on turned baluster feet.

French late 18th century .

Priced per pair
Circa 1790

Price SOLD

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Title   Large impressive heavy real bronze three handle urn with swans necks

Dimensions

 

Height 58 cm

Width 44 cm
Depth 44cm


Description

An impressive sized lost wax technique casting of a real bronze pallacial urn with finely sculpted portrait masks and French Empire style swans neck handles. Lovely carved details including a turned and moulded Empire socle base.

Being bronze, it is ideal for the garden or for the interior on a grand scale.


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Title Carved wood and gilded ANGEL statue

Dimensions
H 21cm

W 12 cm

D 9 cm


Description

An antique carved wood angel figure. Thsi goregous scultpture has been executed in three part; the main body, and the two wings.

a wonderful face and good gold leaf gilt finish and nice original aged patina.


French Circa 1880

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Title Well shaped stepped Obelisk in burl Huon Pine

Dimensions

Height 30 cm

Depth 9 cm

Width 9 cm

Description

A magnificent neoclassical obelisk with carved stepped plinth in burl or burr Huon pine from Tasmania.  The birdseye grain being highly sought after and a very rare timber.

No signature or markings to this gorgeous cabinet makers piece.


Australian , Circa 1920

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Title French antique pine pickle barrel, 19th century Provence

Dimensions

 

Width : 32 cm

Height 63 cm

Internal diameter 24cm



Description

An antique pine pickling barrel or fermenter with beechwood hoops

 

Perfect as an umbrella stand or for holding household utensils.

Provence France 19th century

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Title Carved Venetian mirror in white painted finish

Dimensions
Height 50cm

Width 37 cm

 


Description

An Venetian style cut glass and carved frame antique style carved frame mirror. Flaless mirros with surmounted carved top and antique painted patina.




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Title   Very tall heavy real bronze cast pair of Whippet greyhound statues

Dimensions

 

Height 78 cm

Width 24 cm
Depth 21cm


Description

An impressive life sized bronze pair of statues of whippets or greyhounds one facing left the other facing right. they are elegantly seated on a sculpted 8 sided pedestal with carved acanthus and ribbon work, all in solid lost wax technique bronze casting, each weighing in at around 13 kilos per sculpture.

 

 


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Title Paris made CAST IRON PATIO OR Bistro Table signed base

Dimensions

Height 71cm

Diameter 76cm

Description

A painted with grey wash heavy cast iron ornate table of the 19th century with a 1960's hand made resin top featuring dried flower inserts. Superb hand made and very versatile. ideal for the conservatory or garden room. Can be used indoors or outside

 

On the tripod base, at the acanthus carved column base is the cast iron signature of maker " Pierre Ouvrier, Paris"


Paris France, Circa 1880

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Title Bornze and marble large figure after Carl Milles

Dimensions

Width 77cm

Height 61cm

Depth 26cm

Description

SOLID Deco BRONZE Sculpture with solid black noir marble block base . This gorgeous ecstatic lady appears to be flying in the air with arms and legs outstretched in the manner and style of Carl Milles, Swedish sculptor…. perhaps a follower or school of? Although unsigned and no foundry mark, this work is unique figure and would date to around the 1940/50’s.

Perfect for the grand entrance to the gallery or for a fountain or a centre piece garden sculpture, the heavy bronze and marble weighs around 50 kg so won’t blow away in high wind. Perfect for the gallery home or straight into the shop. She does not have any repairs or restoration and is in excellent condition.

Please also look at my other listings , NOTE the white marble pedestal upon which she fits perfectly is listed separately.




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Title  Solid carved wood and silver gilt Italian coffee table in the Rococo manner

Dimensions
Height 61 cm

marble Width 93cm

table base width 102 cm

marble length 93 cm

table base length 102 cm

 


Description

A solid carved wood table with ornate rococo legs joined by a shaped and carved x frame stretcher. The Italian marble top finishes this piece off beautifully. It may be that the top was originally glass so you could see all the ornamentation that was going on below. The marble has been fractured previously and been repaired professionally and repolished. If i didnt tell you you wouldnt notice it, its that well done.


Italian Mid 20th Century


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Title Pair of cast brass ornate baroque candlesticks

Dimensions

Height 48cm

Diameter 13cm

Description

A good pair of heavy brass cast baroque style tall candlesticks. Good weight at over 3kg the pair.



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Title Colonial single drawer writing table with polished and carved surface

Dimensions

Width 149cm

Height 80cm

Depth 98cm

Description Lovely varved walnut southern italian or Spanish table with twim pedestals and dovetail drawer. Solid three plank top.

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