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Antique Empire Revival Austrian Table Lamp

An Empire Revival Austrian ormolu mounted bronze patinated four light table lamp. In the Empire style, the four candle arms with central wired stem, issuing from a tapering column with berried leaf spiral decoration. The cylinder base with ormolu swags and a square plinth base and squat feet. The back stamped ‘Made in Austria’. Original patination. Rewired.

Height 23 3/4″ (60.5cm)

Width 4 1/2″ (11.5cm)

Depth 4 1/2″ (11.5cm)

Austrian

Circa 1910

The Mckinley tariff came into act in the US in 1890, requiring imported goods to be stamped with the country of origin.

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Antique Pair of Bronze & Ivory Dutch Figures by Joseph D’Aste

Joseph D’Aste, Italian (active 1905-1935)

A pair of gilt bronze & ivory figures of a Dutch boy and girl dressed in traditional costumes, standing with their hands in pockets. Both supported by turned onyx socles, signed ‘D’Aste to each base. Numbered ’54’ to the boys clog.

Born in Naples he worked as a portrait and figure sculptor in the early part of the 20th century.

Height 9 ¼” (23.5cm)

Width 3 ½” (8.9cm)

Depth 3 ½” (8.9cm)

French

Circa 1910

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Antique Grand Tour Carved Alabaster Canova Lions

A pair of mid 19th century Continental ‘Grand Tour’ carved alabaster Lions after the celebrated models sculpted by Antonio Canova for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in 1792. Both in recumbent pose, now supported by later marble plinths. Minor nicks as to be expected.

Lion Height 3 1/4″ (8.3cm)

Lion Width 6″ (15.2cm)

Lion Depth 2″ (5.1cm)

Continental

Circa 1850

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Antique Georgian Steel Fender

A Georgian steel and brass fender in the Neoclassical style. The polished frame with a brass top moulding and open fret cut panels, the ends with turned brass finials.

Height 4 3/4” (12cm) Height to finial 8” (20.3cm)

Depth 12 1/2 “ (32cm)

Width 40 1/4” (102.2cm)

Circa 1800

English

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Antique Ormolu Candlestick Lamp after J D Dugourc

After Jean-Demosthène Dugourc (1749-1825)
A fine quality late 19th century, French, ormolu candlestick lamp. The gadrooned lion-mask sconce above a stem of floral draped female terms, on acanthus foliate-wrapped circular spreading base with bead border. Fine original gilding. Rewired.
With their triple female caryatid shaft swagged with floral garlands, laurel collar and domed, acanthus-cast plinth, these candlesticks are based on a design attributed to Jean-Demosthène Dugourc (1749-1825) in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Candlestick height 12 1/2” (31.5cm).

Overall height 17” (43cm)

Width 5 3/8” (13.5cm)

French

Circa 1890

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Antique Ormolu Pair of Louis Style Table Lamp Candlesticks

A very fine pair of French, late 19th century, ormolu table lamps in the early Louis XV style. The single sconce above a stem cast with acanthus leaves standing on a spreading stepped base with scroll and shell border. Finely cast and chased with the original matt & burnished gilding. Rewired.

Height 11″ (28cm) Lamp Height 16 3/4” (42.5cm)

Width 6″ (15cm)

Depth 6″ (15cm)

French

Circa 1890

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Antique Ormolu Table Lamps In the Empire Style

A pair of late 19th century gilt brass candlestick lamps in the Empire style. The single sconce over a central stem cast with florets, issuing from a spreading circular base, with bands of sunflower heads. Regilded. Sympathetically converted to electricity. Rewired.

Height to bayonet 13 3/4” (35cm)

Candlestick height 9 3/4” (24.5cm)

Base diameter 4 3/4” (12cm)

French

Circa 1870

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Antique Bronze Athena

A finely cast and chased mid 19th century, French, Grand Tour bronze bust depicting Athena, Goddess of war. Shown with flowing hair tied at the back, a helmet topped with a wrythen snake, looking straight ahead, the square stepped base cast with a leafy border and supported on a substantial Sienna marble base. Base with nibbles to marble edges.

Height 8 3/4″ (22.2cm)

Width 4″ (10cm)

Depth 4″ (10cm)

French

Circa 1840

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Antique Louis XVI Ormolu & Marble Candelabra

A fine pair of bronze, ormolu & marble, mid 19th century French candelabra in the Louis XVI style. The patinated bronze putti seated cross legged on a naturalistic base, each supporting a pair of ormolu candle arms. The circular griotte stepped marble plinth bases with ormolu acanthus and bead cast mounts. Superb original matt & burnished gilding and patination. Discreetly drilled for electricity.

Height 12 3/4” (32.5cm)

Width 6 1/4″ (16cm)

Depth 4 3/8″ (11cm)

French

Circa 1850

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Antique Pair of Ormolu Mounted Porcelain Vases by Paul Milet for Sevres

Paul Milet (1870-1950) for Sevres

A pair of early 20th century ormolu mounted deep blue/purple Flambé porcelain vases. The flared tops above an ormolu band with tapering ovoid body standing on a flared socle and ormolu base. Marked ‘MP SEVRES’ to the bases.

Height 11 3/4″ (30cm)

Base diameter 4″ (10.2cm)

French

Circa 1910

Paul Milet was the son of the ceramist Félix Optat Milet (1838-1911). After training in the laboratory of the Manufacture de Sèvres, he became a chemist and worked in the factory founded by his father in 1866 at 8, rue Troyon in Sèvres. Paul worked with Félix until his fathers death in 1911, then with his son Henri, a ceramics engineer, who later was appointed director of the factory in 1931, father and son worked in close collaboration.
At the Salon des artistes français, Milet exhibited unique and utilitarian pieces: inkwells, vases, candlesticks. He obtained an honorary diploma at the Fire Arts exhibition in 1897.
At the Universal Exhibition of 1900, he obtained a gold medal for his earthenware “of pleasant shapes, decorated by the most diverse processes, cloisonné enamels, enamels on gold paillon. In all these decorations, Millet used with discernment the rich palette of enamels that he mastered.
Milet also exhibited at the Palais Galliera during the Porcelain Exhibition in 1907, then in 1909 and 1911 at the Exhibition of stoneware, earthenware and terracotta.
He abandoned porcelain production after the First World War.

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Antique Pair of Regency Bronze Candlesticks

A fine pair of early 19th century, George III, patinated bronze candlesticks. Each in the form of a kneeling winged maiden in classical dress, arms raised holding a candle sconce in the form of a swagged urn with an entwined serpent, and retaining the original drip pans. The square stepped plinth bases are weighted with cast iron.

Height 7 1/2″ (19cm)

Width 3 1/4″ (8.2cm)

Depth 3 1/4″ (8.2cm)

English

Circa 1810

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Antique Set of Six Victorian Dining Chairs

A fine set of six Victorian mid 19th century mahogany buckle back dining chairs. Each chair with a shaped top rail and acanthus carved mid rail, with reupholstered drop in seats and turned front legs. Fine original patination and excellent condition.

Height 33” (84cm) Seat height 18 1/2” (47cm)

Depth 16” (40.5cm)

Width 18” (46cm)

English

Circa 1850

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Antique Rococo Ormolu Firescreen

An attractive French ormolu firescreen in the rococo style, from the first half of the 20th century. The original mesh mounted with three sprays of flowers, unusually cast issuing from the screen, inset a rococo scrolling acanthus cast frame, with triform feet. Retaining the original ormolu finish.

Height 26 3/8” (67cm)

Width 28 3/8” (72cm)

Depth 8 1/4” (21cm)

French

Circa 1930

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Antique Pair of Bronzes Mercury & Ceres After Giambologna Grand Tour styleAntique

‘Mercury & Ceres’ after Giambologna (1529-1608)

A very fine pair of late 19th century continental “Grand Tour” style bronzes after the antique. The figure of Mercury depicted holding a Caduceus in hand, Ceres wrapped in flowing robes, a pair of shears in one hand. Both raised on a blowing Zephyr with turned rouge marble plinths, square black Belgium marble bases and a cast bronze band of Cherubs depicting the Arts. Both in good original condition. Very minor chips to bases.

Height 19 3/4” (50cm)

Square bases 3 3/4” (9.5cm)

Continental

Circa 1860

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Antique French Ormolu Mounted Gueridon

A late 19th century, French, mahogany & ormolu mounted gueridon in the manner of Henry Dasson. The circular top with radiating veneers encircled by a gilt bronze rim, the panelled sides with scrolling ormolu acanthus friezes supported by four turned fluted columns headed by ribbon tied floral swags. The base with deep lattice sides, a device used by Dasson, standing on turned legs with toupie feet.

Height 29 1/4” (74 cm)

Top diameter 14 1/4” (36 cm)

French

Circa 1890

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Antique French Empire Ormolu & Bronze Urns

A pair of 19th century, French Empire bronze and ormolu mounted urns. The flared

rims above a body with stiff leaf band, flanked by gilt scroll handles, standing on

stepped plinths, the sides mounted with finely cast panels of scrolling leaves, with

square bases. Retaining the original

patination & gilding. Cast ‘MP’ to

plinth mount

Height17″ (43cm)

Width 7″ (18cm)

Depth 4 3/4“ (12cm)

French

Circa 1820

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Antique Pair of Regency Candlesticks

A fine pair of Regency Period bronze & ormolu candlesticks. Each with a single candle sconce cast with a leafy border above a shallow bronze urn supported by three monopodia, headed by rams masks with scrolling horns & ending in hoof feet. The circular stepped plinth bases with pinatum finial, a Greek Key band through the centre and finely cast spreading base.

Height 9 1/2″ (24cm)

Width 4 1/4″ (10.5cm)

Depth 4 1/4″ (10.5cm)

English

Circa 1815

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Antique Pair of French Directoire Period Candlesticks

A fine pair of French, early 19th century, bronze, ormolu & marble candlesticks. Each in the form of a classically dressed maiden supporting a single candle sconce with original bobeche, and palmette leaf collar. The turned white marble plinths with rope twist border. The sconce discretely drilled as once wired.

Height 11″ (28cm)

Base diameter 3 3/4″ (9.6cm)

French

Circa 1800