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Title  Pair Georgian antique mahogany treen wine coasters or barrel shape with brass bound rings


Pair Georgian antique mahogany treen wine coasters or barrel shape with brass bound rings. Well polished finish and patina.


Barrel shape wine coasters in the Georgian manner to suit large bottle shapes.

English late 19th century


Overall Dimensions

Height 5.5cm

Width 15 cm

Weight 340 grams the pair



Price  AUD $550 the pair

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Title    Two Antique birch Treen needle cases. One in the form of a lighthouse the other as a mushroom


Often referred to treen the making or small ornate wooden objects for household use, these two collectable needle cases or trinket boxes are made from solid birch. One is in the shape of a lighthouse complete with enhanced lense. The turned top unscrews from its tapering base to reveal a hollowed out needle case inside.

The second is in the shape of a mushroom, the top ideal as support for embroidery. The handle is engraved with a leafy branch and the words "Himmelbjerget" or Sky Mountain. It is one of the highest geological peaks in Denmark and has been a tourist destination for centuries. The top of the mushroom can be pulled off the base to reveal a needle case hollowed out inside.


Lighthouse Dimensions

Height 8cm

Width 2.5 cm


Mushroom Dimensions

Height 11cm

Width 6 cm


Weight combined about 100 grams



Scandinavian late 19th century

Price  AUD $125 the two

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Title   HUGE Italian Overdoor gouache Painting Rennaissance faun


Height 82cm

Width 138cm
Depth 3cm


Ornate Italian late 18th century painting on parchment. Possibly an overdoor painting featuring a faun with pan pipes and a downward gaze, surrounded by gorgeous acanthus scrolls. This is the style that influenced noted English designers like Adams and Sheraton  and dates from circa 1770 . The hand painted watercolours and gouache on paper in later carved and gilt Louis XVI frame and under glass ( note refections in the glass. This may have been a panel for an impressive salon.....imaging the rest of the palace!

Italian Circa 1770

Price AUD $5,700

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Title Very rare Swedish mangle board in solid oak 18th century


overall Height 10 cm

Length 81cm

Width 17


Original Swedish mangle board used to dry and flatten linen without ironing. Traditionally these types of boards were made for by the groom who would give this to his bride as a mark of honour. Unusual that this is made of a single piece of solid oak . Even the craved handle and raised section underneath has all been carved from one block, indicating the groom's dedication to his bride to be.  Nice original patina and restrained design.

A hand wrought iron hook at the top allows for traditional hanging for display.  Even rarer is that the oak is nice and smooth and not covered in later applied carved and painted designs.

Wet Linen would be wrapped around a large rolling pin and the mangleboard would move over back and forth, smoothing the linen and flattening it nicely.


Swedish 18th century or earlier.

Price AUD $ 595


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Title French Empire 1820 Gilt Bronze lady Victory Lamp  with later Electric wiring and painted wooden base

overall height 90 cm

bronze and base height 58cm

Overall  width 40cm

Overall depth 30 cm


French Empire Gilt bronze lamp with maiden electrified. This beautiful gilt bronze Ormolu Charles X period bronze is mounted on a faux Sienna Marble base and later shade suspension
Circa 1820

Price AUD $1,650

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Title  Large French Empire watergilt carved wood curtain swag wreaths 1810

H 38cm

W 45 cm

D 9 cm


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 Rare cast pireced work Schinkel design Berlin Iron pen vase


Height 10cm

Diameter 8cm


One for the collection of rare Berliner Eisen antiques. This genuine antique 1820's unique vase or urn has pierced carved sides and is of a beautiful waisted shape and raised on three lion paw feet in the Ancient Roman manner. Superb casting includes Prussian eagles and acanthus scrollwork and would most probably have been made in Biedermeier era Berlin. No foundry stamps but definitely first 1/4 of the 19th century. You may see similar examples at the MAK in Vienna or the SCHINKEL museum in Berlin. The design is by the famous Prussian Royal Court architect

Karl Friedrich SCHINKEL.

Origin : Berlin 1820

Price AUD $795

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Title Magnificent hand made Replica of the Ancient Egyptian chest found in Tutankhamun's tomb


height 97 cm

Width 55 cm

Depth 43 cm


A Unique and unusual chest on stand, made of Australian red cedar and ebonised and parcel gilding.

The ebonised cedar frame hand painted with exact hierogliphics as found during the excavations of the Pharao's tomb.

A unique piece of history made by a master craftsman.

The top lift lid with gilded handles , These were originally intended to be tied and sealed with the Pharaohs seal for closure.

Note the fine cast ankh fretwork below the case.

Price   AUD $4450

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Title Original Arne Jacobsen design STELTON teapot in stainless steel


Height 13 cm

Depth 13 cm

Width 24 cm


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 Carved wood and gilded ANGEL statue

H 21cm

W 12 cm

D 9 cm


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 Medium Cast Iron Crucifix Inri 1830
Dimensions Height 25cm

Description Medium Cast iron Crucifix Inri Berlin 1830, one of a collection of three. This one is extremely detailed with scull and cross bones atop of the last feast. Turly a casting of the very highest quality and in the best condition
Circa 1830

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Title Well shaped stepped Obelisk in burl Huon Pine


Height 30 cm

Depth 9 cm

Width 9 cm


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

Price SOLD

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