Decorative Antiques & Furnishings - Exceptional London Antiques

A variety of antique furnishings, antique wall brackets and antique wall lights, as well as other antique furniture and decorative items ranging from the Renaissance to the Victorian era.

  • Stock: 15969

    A pair of Italian giltwood wall brackets. These are perfect for use as a decoration, or for displaying sculpture and ceramics. Italian, c.1950.

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    Width Height Depth
    9 38"
    24 cms
    9 38"
    24 cms
    5 14"
    13.5 cms

    Listed Price: £640 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16002

    A pair of fine Arita ware jars and covers, finely hand-painted with organic floral decoration.
    Japanese, c.1880.

    Notes: It is said that a Korean ceramist travelled to Japan and discovered a seam of porcelain stone in the province of Arita the early 17th century. Following this discovery, the manufacture of ceramics proliferated in Arita, and much was exported by the Dutch East India company to Europe, where was revered for its quality.

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    Diameter Height
    8 1116"
    22 cms
    12 1316"
    32.5 cms

    Listed Price: £980 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15985

    A hand-painted Italian faience vase, in the Renaissance manner and of baluster shape, centered by a sunburst. This vase has been a table lamp in the past, and could be converted again with ease.
    Italian, 20th century.

    Provenance: A French chateau in St. Puy.

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    Diameter Height
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms

    Listed Price: £420 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15968

    A pair of gilt gesso wall plaques in the Baroque style. These wall plaques depict winged putti and were likely hung in a chapel or church.

    Italian, 20th century.

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    Width Height
    12 58"
    32 cms
    11"
    28 cms

    Listed Price: £550 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15999

    A set of forty-two Victorian Gothic revival glazed encaustic hearth tiles with stylised Gothic foliate decoration, with impressed marks on the reverse for Godwin Lugwardine, Hereford.
    English, circa 1870.

    width thickness
    4 18"
    10.5 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms
  • Stock: 15986

    An Italian faience vase in the form of a wine flagon, with hand-painted decoration and an inscription that reads "Vino ve Cante", which has in the past been a table lamp, and could again be converted in workshops.
    Italian, mid-20th century.

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    Listed Price: £250 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15896

    An Aesthetic Movement Bamboo jardiniere planter inset with four J.Moyr Smith for Minton tiles printed with The Waverley pattern including illustrations for Old Mortality, Fortunes of Nigel, Ivanhoe and The Antiquary, printed in black, grey and pale yellow on white with japanned tin liner.
    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height
    9 38"
    24 cms
    32 1116"
    83 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15961

    A 19th century relief copper electrotype plaque depicting a Coronation, with a Latin inscription from Luke 6:27-36 that translates as "Love your enemies and do good to those who hate you" in original moulded oak frame.
    English, mid-19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 12"
    75 cms
    15"
    38 cms
    1 58"
    4 cms

    Listed Price: £550 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15866

    An antique Chinese blue and white calabash vase. The vase is hand painted with the 'dragon chasing the flaming pearl' motif. Far from the fearsome representation of the dragon in Western Art, in Chinese iconography, the dragon is seen as a benevolent creature who treasures the pearl as an object of great value.
    Chinese, c. 1950, possibly earlier.

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    Height
    25 316"
    64 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15862

    Victorian shell display, under glass dome on circular ebonised base. There is a wonderful variety of shells within this display, including: cowrie shell, lace murex, queen conch, Florida fighting conch, cone sea snail and also some small pieces of antique coral.
    English, c.1860

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    Diamter Height
    9 18"
    23 cms
    12 38"
    31.5 cms

    Listed Price: £750 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15861

    A good Victorian shell display, under a glass dome on circular ebonised base. There is a wonderful variety of shells within this display, including: cowrie shell, lace murex, queen conch, abalone, cone sea snail and also some small pieces of antique coral.
    English, c.1860

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    Width Height Depth
    14 58"
    37 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms
    8 1116"
    22 cms

    Listed Price: £650 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15894

    A set of three leaded glass panels, the central panels depicting music as a scroll of sheet music, the arts depicted as a sculpture with a mason's tools, and astronomy as a planet surrounded by stars.
    English, c.1880.

    These panels can be fitted with a hook so they can be hung.

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    Width Height
    7 78"
    20 cms
    9 18"
    23 cms

    Listed Price: £450 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15782

    A 19th century terracotta figure of an angel, possibly the archangel Uriel holding an unfurling scroll. The angel is modelled very much in the manner of a Compton Pottery figure, yet the impressed monogram stamp to the base is undecipherable.
    English, c.1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    8 14"
    21 cms
    25 58"
    65 cms
    8 12"
    21.5 cms

    Listed Price: £850 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15825

    A rare 19th century Coalbrookdale umbrella or stick stand in the form of a chihuahua - or perhaps small terrier - standing on its hind legs with a whip in its mouth. The drip pan to catch the rain from a folded umbrella is modelled as a lily pad. The most lovely feature is the original patinated bronze finish, a rare survival. The stand is impressed with a diamond registration mark and stamped 85297.

    English, c.1870

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    Width Height Depth
    24 58"
    62.5 cms
    25 316"
    64 cms
    14"
    35.5 cms
  • Stock: 15831

    A pair of Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) sancai-glazed ridge tiles modelled as horse and rider. Both tiles are glazed in rich green and amber, the horses in a rich amber and the riders wearing green robes.

    Tiles of this kind were often used on public and private buildings to ward off evil spirits. The work of glazed tiles is known in China as Liuli Wa, literally `roof-tile of glass`, a term dating back to the Tang Dynasty. According to traditional Chinese beliefs, roofs are a platform of communication between the world of the living and the realm of the spirits.
    Chinese, late 15th - early 16th century.

    Sancai means three glazes, the basic colours of this glaze are green, cream and amber, but more colours were sometimes used. It was a lead glaze and the addition of metal oxides created the limited palate of green and amber and sometimes blue. In the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 AD), grave goods were often glazed in this manner and there was a resurgence in popularity for this glaze in the Ming period.

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    Height
    14 38"
    36.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15768

    A very fine pair of bronze vases, taking the form of the Townley Vase. The vases are modelled on a krater, a Greek vessel used for mixing water and wine. Each vase has elegantly scrolling bifurcated gilt handles, and the body of the vases are cast in high relief and depict a bacchanalian procession, featuring Bacchus on Ariadne. The vases are mounted on Belgian black marble pedestal bases, on which are mounted lion masks with rings in their mouths. The interior of the vases are beautifully gilded.
    English, c.1860.

    Notes: The Townley Vase is a large Roman marble vase after a Greek original. The vase, dating from the 2nd century, was discovered in 1773 by Gavin Hamilton, a Scottish Antiquarian. Its name comes from the English collector Charles Townley, who purchased the vase after its discovery. After his death, the vase was brought to its final home, the British Museum.

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    Width Height Depth
    5 78"
    15 cms
    15 1116"
    39.9 cms
    5 78"
    15 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15759

    A set of seven Victorian leaded and painted glass window panels, two depicting grapevines, three depicting cherries and two depicting cobnuts. They can be set into a window, or displayed as an ornament, in which case we can fit hooks.
    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    7 78"
    20 cms
    9 18"
    23 cms

    Listed Price: £550 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15641

    A large and finely carved alabaster figure of a water carrier in classical drapery. The figure is very much after the antique, but more naturalistic than the earlier, grand tour alabaster figures.
    English, c.1860.

    Height
    20 1116"
    52.5 cms
  • Stock: 15603

    A charming set of ten glazed transfer printed tiles decorated with an Unusual leaf and flower transfer pattern, on a muted blue ground. Likely to have been inspired by the art of Japan.
    English, 19th century.

    Width Height Depth
    6"
    15.3 cms
    6"
    15.3 cms
    0 14"
    0.8 cms
  • Stock: 15588

    A pair of small antique giltwood wall brackets in the Rococo taste, with a serpentine shelf resting on scrolling acanthus leaves. Perfect as a candle bracket or for small ornaments. Italian, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 5 1116"
    14.5 cms
    6 18"
    15.5 cms
    3 14"
    8.5 cms
  • Stock: 15600

    A set of eleven transfer printed Aesthetic Movement tiles, with a foliate design in sepia and ochre. Embossed factory marks verso.
    English, late 19th century.

    Width Height Depth
    6"
    15.3 cms
    6"
    15.3 cms
    0 14"
    0.8 cms

    Listed Price: £420 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15604

    A collection of late 19th Century transfer printed tiles, comprising a series of ten tiles, printed with central concentric floral designs, on a Japanese inspired hatched background. Very much of the Aesthetic Movement style. Embossed with factory mark verso.
    English, c.1890. Notes: Webbs Tileries of Worcester made many of their own designs but also supplied blank tiles to companies such as Wedgwood.

    Width Height Depth
    6 18"
    15.5 cms
    6 18"
    15.5 cms
    0 38"
    1 cms

    Listed Price: £420 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15601

    A late 19th Century Aesthetic transfer printed set of tiles, depicting an with urn brimming with flowers, printed in dark brown. Unmarked, possibly The Decorative Art Tile Company.
    English, c.1890.

    Width Height Depth
    6"
    15.3 cms
    6"
    15.3 cms
    0 14"
    0.8 cms

    Listed Price: £450 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15599

    A set of twelve pictorial tiles by John Moyr Smith for Minton. The tiles depict the Idylls of the King, poems about King Alfred written by Tennyson and were first manufactured in 1876. Some of the tiles depict the following characters; Guinevere, Vivien, Gareth, Geraint, Enid et al, whilst others show scenes such as the death of Arthur.

    English, c.1876.

    Width Height Depth
    6"
    15.3 cms
    6"
    15.3 cms
    0 14"
    0.8 cms

    Listed Price: £1,850 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15587

    A pair of antique giltwood wall brackets in the Rococo taste, with a serpentine shelf resting on scrolling acanthus leaves. Perfect as a candle bracket or for small ornaments. Italian, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    8 78"
    22.5 cms
    9 38"
    24 cms
    5 18"
    13 cms
  • Stock: 15577

    A pair of late 19th century bronze tazzas, profusely decorated and supported by stylised winged griffin like creatures with the faces of women and clawed feet.
    They would look wonderful as part of a table display or stands for fruit or confectionary.

    Probably French, c.1880.

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    Width Height
    8 1116"
    22 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms

    Listed Price: £950 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15574

    A very decorative maiolica vase hand painted with a Roman battle scene to the bulbous body. The statement handles have been modelled into winged putti grotesques, much like a figurehead on the bow of a ship. Signed by the renowned Cantagalli workshop in Florence. Italian, late 19th century.

    Ulisse Cantagalli was born into a family of potters in Florence. He was obsessed with replicating the fine tin glazed maiolica of the Italian Renaissance, and when he took over the family's factory in Florence he began to specialise in producing reproductions of these exquisite pieces, and also produced his own designs in this style.

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    Height
    24 38"
    62 cms

    Listed Price: £1,250 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15557

    A pair of 19th century Meiji period Imari bottle vases, with handpainted red and blue fan and circular reserves of oriental pheasants and paulownia. A very decorative pair, perfect as single stem vases.

    Japanese, mid-19th century. #

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    Diameter Height
    6 1116"
    17 cms
    12 316"
    31.1 cms

    Listed Price: £1,850 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15551

    A very large 19th century twin handled maiolica vase in the form of a wine krater. The exquisite hand painted decoration includes two central cartouches, one depicting Bacchus and Ariadne reclining within an allegorical scene. Bacchus loosely hold his thyrsus, a wand of giant fennel whilst Ariadne embraces him.

    On the verso is a depiction of a Bacchic procession, Bacchus holds grapes aloft whilst he rides in a chariot drawn by a lion and a goat, as maenads dance around in ecstasy. These scenes are framed by winged grotesque handles and the entirety of these vase is decorated profusely, including the socle, where a putto is depicted inscribing a tablet.

    Italian, c.1890. Possibly Neapolitan. .

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    Width Height
    17 14"
    44 cms
    22 38"
    57 cms

    Listed Price: £4,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15540

    A Doulton Lambeth stoneware jardinière on stand, the pie crust vase is decorated with a stylised blue foliate motifs on an ochre ground. The stand has a raised blue floral decoration in a more traditional manner. English, c.1900

    Diameter Height
    12"
    30.5 cms
    28 14"
    72 cms

    Listed Price: £700 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15348

    A pair of 18th century Dutch Delft Faience blue and white vases of octagonal baluster form the covers with scrolling foliate finials. They are very finely painted in cobalt blue. The front panels decorated with peonies and willow trees within scrollwork cartouches the back panels with leaf sprigs on a white background. There are makers mark and initials to the base of each vase. Dutch, circa 1764-70.

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    Width Height
    6 1116"
    17 cms
    17 18"
    43.5 cms
  • Stock: 15488

    A Pair of large Renaissance Revival patinated bronze ewers, with pierced, openwork decoration. They are likely to be cassolettes, with the pierced design intended to diffuse sweet perfume kept within them. They are mounted on red griotte marble base. French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    7 12"
    19 cms
    22 58"
    57.5 cms
    6 18"
    15.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14078

    An important piece of London's dockland history. This large bell was originally cast in 1737 for The East India Company. The cast inscription reads " R.P. 1737 THE HONARABLE EAST INDIA COMPANYS BELL AT THEIR CHAPEL IN POPLAR." and on the reverse "RECAST 1966 MEARS LONDON.
    English circa 1737, recast in 1966.

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    Diameter Height
    22"
    56 cms
    16 1116"
    42.5 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15434

    A very large, hand painted maiolica urn in the form of a classical wine krater. The exquisite painted decoration includes two central cartouches, one depicting the Judgement of Paris, the other Venus and Cupid with attendants. This is set against a blue ground decorated with foliate scrolls, masks and shells. The handles are fashioned into winged, leopard like beasts.

    It would make a fantastic centrepiece on a table and is designed to be seen in the round.

    Italian, late 19th, early 20th century. Unmarked.

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    width height depth
    22 38"
    57 cms
    24 1316"
    63 cms
    12 316"
    31 cms
    Base 11 38"
    29 cms
  • Stock: 11845

    An un-restored Patterson Edwards 'Leeway' of London dapple grey rocking horse on a pine & beechwood cradle and complete with a stud saddle, reins and stirrups. A label bearing the brand name 'Leeway' can be seen to the back of the upper stand. Rocking horses by this maker are easily identified by the general shape of the body, rather large hooves, the shape of the mouth and square stand columns. Leeway made this particular model between 1890 to 1947 a/f.
    English, 1920's.

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    Width Height Depth
    51 78"
    131.7 cms
    40 78"
    104 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms

    Listed Price: £800 (+VAT where applicable)

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