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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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 58"
    1.5 cms
  • 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: 15544

    A magnificent 19th century Oxblood or "Sang de Boeuf" jardiniere on stand, with a lobed planter supported by a base mounted with three griffin monopodia with paw feet.

    Attributed to Pierre Clément Massier. French, c.1880.

    Notes: Clément Massier was born into a family of ceramicists and took an interest in the business from an early age. His factory-gallery complex in Golfe Juan became a destination for the elite who summered in Monaco, Nice, and Cannes. He was awarded a gold medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 and subsequently became an of official supplier to the British crown.

    Sang de boeuf glaze first appeared in Chinese porcelain at the beginning of the 18th century. In Europe, many companies tried to replicate the glaze, and it particularly took off in France.

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    Diameter Height Inside dia.
    13"
    33 cms
    33 18"
    84 cms
    8 78"
    22.5 cms
  • 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
  • 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: 9309

    A late Victorian rocking horse with embossed thistle badge to the stand possibly that of the rocking horse makers G & J LInes of London. Unrestored and in need of loving attention a/f.
    English late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    53 78"
    137 cms
    45 14"
    115 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms
  • Stock: 15425

    A pair of tall, highly ornate Victorian alabaster urns. Each adorned with fruiting vines on the handles reminiscent of classical wine vessels They could also be used as candle holders.
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    9 18"
    23 cms
    26"
    66 cms
    9 18"
    23 cms
  • Stock: 11414

    A charming pair, one of two pairs, of near identical Aesthetic Movement gilt metal tiles in relief depicting a pair of cranes wading in a lake close to the shore amid bull rushes. Each with a starburst rose in relief on the back. See also 11413.
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height
    6 18"
    15.5 cms
    6 18"
    15.5 cms
  • Stock: 11413

    One of two pairs of near identical Aesthetic Movement gilt metal tiles in relief depicting a pair of cranes wading in a lake close to the shore amid bull rushes. Each with a starburst rose in relief on the back. See also 11414.
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height
    6 18"
    15.5 cms
    6 18"
    15.5 cms
  • Stock: 12601

    A small, early 20th century figurine composed of pressed steel parts, of a Knight of St John in full armour with a paper label to the base for C Galdies Valletta. Based on the full sized suits of armour in the Grand Master's Palace in the centre of the old walled city of Valletta. Malta, early 20th century.

    Notes: The Knights of St John were of the order of the Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem and were an early Catholic military order. They were based in Jerusalem until 1291, on the island of Rhodes from 1310 until 1522, in Malta from 1530 until 1798 and at Saint Petersburg from 1799 until 1801.

    Width Height Depth
    5 1116"
    14.5 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    4 14"
    11 cms
  • Stock: 4037

    A large lower part of an ocean clam shell. Clams are the largest living bivalve mollusks and are mostly found in shallow coral reefs in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. Circa 1920.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 25 58"
    65 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Internal
  • Stock: 12387

    A small bronze vase or urn elaborately decorated in the manner of the Chinese Shang Dynasty.
    Mid 20th century.

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    width height depth
    8 14"
    21 cms
    13 1316"
    35 cms
    8 14"
    21 cms
  • Stock: 12386

    A gilded spelter Rococo style ewer or pitcher with a stylised dragon handle of fine quality casting, moulded to the body with cherubs, masks and shields amid floral detail and raised on an elaborate round pedestal. French, circa 1860.

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    width height depth
    5 14"
    13.5 cms
    15 38"
    39.2 cms
    5 78"
    15 cms
  • Stock: 13023

    A pair of small early 20th century Rouge Royal Marble obelisks usually displayed on the shelf of a mantelpiece.
    English, circa 1930.

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    Width Height Depth
    3 78"
    10 cms
    16 18"
    41 cms
    3 78"
    10 cms
  • Stock: 15238

    An ornate pair of late 19th Century Meiji Period Imari vases of double gourd form, with hand painted decoration in red, blue and gold glazes on a white ground.
    Japanese, late 19th century.

    Notes: The gourd form is modelled on an Asian squash called the calabash, which had many uses and is symbolic of protection and good fortune.

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    Width Height Depth
    7 12"
    19 cms
    14 12"
    36.8 cms
    7 12"
    19 cms
  • Stock: 15229

    A pair of 19th century Chinese Qing Dynasty baluster vases of fine quality. Each vase is hand painted with sinuous designs of delightful stylised flowers and leaves wrapping around their bodies and the lids are surmounted by upright Foo Dogs resting their paws on small globes. Foo Dog masks with rings in their mouths can also be seen in pairs on the shoulders. Foo Dogs, or Chinese Guardian Lions, were believed to be protective forces, often found guarding the entrances to Temples and Imperial Palaces.
    Chinese, mid-19th century.

    Please not that one lid is a replacement of the same period and is a good but not identical match with the other.

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    Diameter Height
    7 12"
    19 cms
    15 38"
    39 cms
  • Stock: 15225

    A large Victorian antique brass gadrooned jardiniere. English, circa 1880.

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    Diameter Height
    13 316"
    33.5 cms
    15 78"
    40.5 cms
  • Stock: 13685

    A very decorative, deep sea blue and shore sea green, Royal Doulton of Lambeth salt glaze stoneware jardiniere stand with rosettes and scrolled foliate and acanthus detail, in the Art Nouveau manner. The company registration mark, consisting of an impressed medallion surrounded by the words Royal Doulton England and surmounted by a crown and lion together with the number 294, is clearly visible on the base. Please refer to the last image below. This stand would normally support a jardiniere of the same design and colour and were a very popular parlour item in Edwardian times.
    English, circa 1910.

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    width height
    top 8 18"
    20.5 cms
    30 316"
    76.8 cms
    base 12 316"
    31 cms
  • Stock: 14967

    A large and rare glazed turquoise ceramic urn and stand in the Egyptian manner designed by Christopher Dresser and made by the Linthorpe Art Pottery in Middlesborough.

    The urn is stamped with the maker's name on the base, along with the number 2253, and can also be seen on the inside of the base of the stand along with the number 2058. Both are shown in the tenth image below. Please note one of the handles has been restored and there is a restored chip to the rim. English, c.1880.

    Notes: Linthorpe Art Pottery ran for just ten years from 1879 to 1889. It was started by John Harrison at the suggestion of Christopher Dresser, the prominent designer. Dresser supplied many designs for the pottery. Henry Tooth ran the pottery until 1882, when he left to set up Bretby Art Pottery with William Ault he was succeeded at Linthorpe by Richard Patey.

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    Width Height Depth
    21 12"
    54.5 cms
    52 38"
    133 cms
    17 1116"
    45 cms
  • Stock: 13631

    A large Art Nouveau stoneware jardiniere and stand made by Doulton of Lambeth with stylised lotus and rosette.
    English circa 1910.

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    diameter height
    jardiniere 16 18"
    41 cms
    13 58"
    34.5 cms
    stand 12 316"
    31 cms
    18 14"
    46.5 cms
  • Stock: 15048

    A large and fine pair of porcelain armorial lidded vases with meticulously hand painted molded and enamelled family crests and foliate decoration made by Edmé Samson (b Paris, 1810; d Paris, 1891), and were probably intended to be used as ginger jars. French, circa.1870.

    Notes: Edmé Samson was the founder of the ceramics firm Samson, Edmé et Cie established in Paris in the 1840's. His Chinese style makers mark can been seen at the base.

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    diameter height
    9 18"
    23 cms
    12"
    30.5 cms
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