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: 12781

    A near pair of antique cast iron plant holders or jardinières in the Roman Revival manner, with raised cast detail of olive branch, laurel wreath and ribbons on one, and raised cast wreath and ivy leaf on the other, each rests on four acanthus style feet.
    English Victorian mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 12"
    75 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 Pair(+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16534

    A Doulton Lambeth stoneware jardinière and stand of hexagonal form, decorated in the Renaissance revival style with relief panels depicting putti musicians, impressed mark. English, c.1890.

    Final image shows a page from the Doulton Lambeth catalogue, featuring this model.

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    Width Height Depth
    16 12"
    42 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms
    16 12"
    42 cms
    Base 10 316"
    26 cms

    Listed Price: £1,600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14742

    A pair of grand and extremely tall early 20th century scagliola urns in the Neoclassical style, each with twin black lion masks mounted to the sides, and raised on scagliola column plinths with black marble bases.
    English, circa 1920.

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    Width Height Depth
    Overall 22"
    56 cms
    83 18"
    211 cms
    23 316"
    59 cms
    Urn 22"
    56 cms
    47 316"
    120 cms

    Listed Price: £5,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15830

    A pair of 19th century French Empire style ormolu candelabra with acanthus scroll branches, tapered stems and lion's paw feet over triangular bases. Brass with traces of original gilding.
    These would make the most magnificent centrepiece for a table, or on a large mantel.

    French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height
    Top 11"
    28 cms
    27 38"
    69.5 cms
    Bottom 8 14"
    21 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16138

    A fine and rare set of Grand Tour plaster intaglios, individually mounted on dark green silk within their original mahogany and crossbanded satinwood case, which is fashioned as a false book. When the spine of the book is removed, the interior is revealed. Traces of marbled paper remain around three sides of the case, imitating the marbled finishes often seen on 18th century books. Some of the Intaglios have the impressed stamp for Nathaniel Marchant, who was the most well regarded gem engraver of the 18th century.
    Sets such as these are very rare.

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    Width Lenght
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    15 38"
    39 cms

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

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  • Stock: 16527

    A good pair of large and decorative Egyptian Revival obelisks in Ashburton marble, with incised hieroglyphics in gilt, and Belgian black marble bases. A statement for a mantelpiece or table.

    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    Each 5 78"
    15 cms
    21 18"
    53.6 cms
    4 316"
    10.7 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16495

    A fine pair of 19th century Imari vases and covers.

    Each with a bell shaped cover over the body, sweeping to a slightly chamfered rim. The covers with panels of flowers, the finials or decorative knobs on the lids are in the form of a guardian lion, also known as a shishi. The vase tapering to a small proud foot rim. The bodies decorated with abundant flowers and foliage, against a scrolled flower background.

    Japanese, circa 1850.

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    Diameter Height
    12 316"
    31 cms
    21 14"
    54 cms
  • Stock: 16496

    A pair of fine and large 19th Century Imari vases and covers. With a bell shaped cover, topped by an onion finial and finished with a flat overhanging rim. The finials are decorated with flower heads, between lattice panels repeated to the rim, the bell formed body with blooms and trees against a flower filled ground. The rim decoration repeated to the raised collars of the vases. The bodies with rounded shoulders as they taper to a raised foot rim. The shoulders decorated with flowers and scrolling foliage whilst the bodies are decorated with arcaded panels, filled with rising flowers. The reserves against a vibrant ground of flowers and foliage. The lower bodies with rising arcades filled with flowers and overlapping leaves. The foot rim with scrolling motifs.

    Japanese, c.1850.

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    Diameter Height
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    20 78"
    53 cms

  • Stock: 16499

    A large Parian ware figure of Omphale after a model by Antonio Canova. The Lydian Queen is depicted seated on a throne in the antique style, with a lion's pelt on her head as she leans against Heracles' club.

    French, mid-19th century.

    Notes: In Greek mythology, Omphale was the daughter of Jardanos and Queen of Lydia after her marriage to Tmolos, an early Lydian king. After his death, she continued to rule alone. She bought Heracles out of slavery and he served her for three years, and she bore him a son, Lamos.

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    Width Height Depth
    9 58"
    24.5 cms
    14 1316"
    37.5 cms
    5 38"
    13.8 cms

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

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  • Stock: 16431

    A beautiful Victorian black toleware coal bucket, painted with a gold vine and white flower decoration to lid and sides, with cast iron scrolled handles, raised on scrolled feet. Perfect for kindling, coal and other solid fuels, or as a purely decorative object!

    English, c.1850.

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    Width Height Depth
    20 78"
    53 cms
    18 1116"
    47.5 cms
    12 58"
    32 cms

    Listed Price: £600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16366

    A fine pair of large 19th century Imari porcelain vases and covers, with a generous baluster form and lightly fluted bodies. The covers are topped with a bowing foo dog, and the body of the vases are beautifully hand painted in red, blue and gold with phoenixes and fans among a floral display.

    Japanese, Meiji period, c.1870.

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    Diameter Height
    8 1116"
    22 cms
    16 18"
    41 cms
  • Stock: 15642

    A pair of grand Renaissance Revival ewers in alabaster. The magnificent handles are models as phoenixes perching on the rib of the slender ewers, which are beautifully carved with acanthus leaves and ribbon tied posies.

    Italian, mid-19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    6 14"
    16 cms
    24 316"
    61.5 cms
    9 18"
    23 cms

    Listed Price: £950 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16367

    A pair of 19th century French urns of campana form in cast iron, by Mignon. The urns have gadrooned rims and fluted and masked handles on pedestals set with panels depicting art and music within laurel wreaths.

    French, mid 19th-century.

    Can be cleaned if desired.

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    Width Height Depth
    4 78"
    12.4 cms
    13 12"
    34.4 cms
    4 78"
    12.4 cms

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

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  • Stock: 16402

    A very large cast iron urn in the form of the Warwick Vase, after the antique popularised by 18th century collectors. This piece is on a grand scale and woluld make a fantastic statement on a plinth.
    Attributed to the Handyside foundry, as illustrated in their catalogue.

    English, c.1850

    Notes: The Warwick Vase was excavated from Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli in 1771 by Gavin Hamilton, and dates to the second century AD. Hamilton sold the vase to his nephew, the 2nd Earl of Warwick, who built a specially commissioned conservatory in the grounds of Warwick Castle to house it.

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    Width Height Depth
    33 12"
    85 cms
    20 18"
    51 cms
    23 316"
    59 cms
    Base 14 58"
    37 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16363

    An impressive blue and white porcelain Chinese temple jar of octagonal baluster form painted with ferns and dragons. The cover is topped with Foo Dog finial standing guard. This is a bold statement piece on a grand scale.

    Chinese, early 20th century.

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    Diameter Height
    13 38"
    34 cms
    26"
    66 cms

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

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  • Stock: 16136

    An ebonised Victorian table stand mounted with a clam shell. Perfect as a table centrepiece.

    English, c.1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    13"
    33 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms

    Listed Price: £520 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16243

    A large Continental carved gilt wood panel the central carved aromorial cartouche surrounded by carved acanthus leaves and vines, on a blue painted background.
    French, mid-18th century.

    This panel would look stunning over a fireplace, or even mounted on the ceiling.

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    Width Height
    53 12"
    136 cms
    67 14"
    171 cms
  • Stock: 16185

    A very fine nineteenth-century bronze tazza by Barbedienne, after Ferdinand Levillain (1837-1905). The central medallion depicting the shepherds Menalcus and Mopsus from Virgil's Eclogues. This tazza is a wonderful example of the collaboration between Levillain and the bronzier F Barbedienne.
    French, c.1870.

    Width Height Depth
    18 78"
    48 cms
    5 14"
    13.5 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms

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

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  • Stock: 16081

    A pair of late 19th century patinated bronze garniture urns cast as models of the Warwick vases. The pedestal bodies with lion pelt and mask-head decoration in high relief and elaborately entwined handles, each raised on a waisted circular fluted socle base, supported on stepped Belgian black marble square plinths, raised on paw feet.

    English, c.1880.

    Notes: The Warwick Vase was excavated from Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli in 1771 by Gavin Hamilton, and dates to the second century AD. Hamilton sold the vase to his nephew, the 2nd Earl of Warwick, who built a specially commissioned conservatory in the grounds of Warwick Castle to house it.

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    Width Height Depth
    6 18"
    15.5 cms
    8 14"
    21 cms
    6 18"
    15.5 cms
  • Stock: 16100

    A pair of nineteenth-century terracotta twin-handled urns painted in black to simulate Josiah Wedgwood's renowned black basalt. Later converted to table lamps with gilt stands and covers and a base fitted with the lamp fitting, leaving the urns unaltered, so they could be displayed in their original format.
    German, mid-19th century.

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    Height
    15 78"
    40.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16104

    A pair of late 19th century bronze copies of the Townley Vase, each cast in relief with classical figures, raised upon stepped Belgian black marble plinths with incised gilt foliate detail.

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    Width Height Depth
    5 58"
    14.1 cms
    16 14"
    41.5 cms
    4 1116"
    12 cms

    Listed Price: £2,600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • 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
  • 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
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