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Browse some of the recent additions to our antique collections, from antique fireplaces, mantels and chimneypieces to interesting architectural and decorative elements, lightings, mirrors, furniture, fountains, etc, etc.

  • Stock: 6593

    The Dalquharran Castle Chimneypiece.

    A very rare, early Georgian, gently concave Portland Stone fireplace designed by Robert Adam and carved by the renowned Dutch stonemason Pieter Mathias van Gelder.

    A moulded shelf rests above a simple frieze centred by a panel carved in relief with a floor standing globe flanked by opposing sphinxes. The endblocks, with carved lyres and husk swags, sit above fern frond corbels terminating in festooned bucrane on fielded panel jambs raised on stepped footblocks.
    English, circa 1790.

    Dalquharran Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, is regarded as one of the finest examples of Robert Adam’s Castle Style. His castles were unique in the respect that whilst the outside embodied the robustness associated with a castle, the inside was the embodiment of his restrained and delicate classical style. Dalquharran Castle was created for Thomas Kennedy of Dunure but is sadly now a ruin after the roof was removed in 1967 to avoid paying rates.

    The chimneypiece was originally installed in the round tower library of the Castle and epitomised Adam's classical elegance. The last image below shows it in situ in the ruins of the library. It is exceptionally rare to find such a piece and made even more remarkable as it survived virtually undamaged. There is a similarly fine chimneypiece at Seton Castle, Adam’s final project in Scotland.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 78"
    198.2 cms
    58 1316"
    149.3 cms
    12 58"
    32 cms
    Internal 47 1316"
    121.5 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms
  • Stock: 15345

    A very beautiful and large Louis XVI style six branch ormolu chandelier in the Rococo manner. The central stepped stem, suspended from a delicately cut dish corona resting on a bulbous vase framed amid scrolling foliate detail, is embellished by a set of four cherubic terms above a finely cut enclosed ovoid vessel with flattened, cut orbs below. The six elaborately scrolling arms emanate from a beautifully cut orb which terminates in a pendant knob. Once a gasolier now converted to electricity.
    French 19th century.

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    Diameter Drop
    34 58"
    88 cms
    45 1116"
    116 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15329

    A substantial burnished steel and cast iron Victorian fire basket in the Georgian manner with a shaped backplate. The two barred grate, with a curved pierced apron, is surmounted by a pair of small urn finials and is supported by two tall bulbous andirons on scrolled and pegged feet. English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    45 14"
    115 cms
    18 18"
    46 cms
    11"
    28 cms

    Listed Price: £5,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15292

    A Statuary marble Regency chimneypiece. The moulded shelf above a panelled frieze, centred by a roundel, is supported by a pair of tapering, finely moulded, freestanding slender columns raised on stepped footblocks. Elegant in it's simplicity.
    English, circa1820.

    Link to: Antique English Regency chimneypieces inc. George IV fireplace mantels.

    Width Height Depth
    67 1116"
    172 cms
    49 316"
    125 cms
    11 1316"
    30 cms
    45 14"
    115 cms
    40 78"
    104 cms

    Listed Price: £12,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14577

    A carved, armorial panel depicting a triumphant, seated Boudica styled figure wearing a flowing robe and plumed hat, flourishing a staff bearing a Spanish helmet; and a lion rampant brandishing a sword and arrows. The central arched panel is framed within decorative gadrooned and foliate borders and is surmounted by a pair of stylised dolphins between three rosette medallions. It bears the words 'Oro Patria' which translate as 'gold' and 'homeland'.

    The panel relates to the Netherlands, Eighty Years War of Independence(1568–1648) a revolt of Seventeen Provinces of what are today the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, against Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands.

    The arched rectangular central panel and pictorial, patriotic scene is typical of Dutch fireback designs. An image of a 17th century Dutch fireback with a similar depiction can be seen in the last image below.

    19th century, probably Dutch.

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    Height
    29 78"
    76 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15404

    A traditional Victorian Statuary marble fire surround. The moulded shelf rests above a plain frieze flanked by large corbels, with shell detail skirts, on wide jambs raised on large footblocks. Similar to but smaller than fireplace SNo 15185. English, circa 1860.

    Shown here with firegrate SNo 15243 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65 1116"
    167 cms
    44 12"
    113 cms
    11 38"
    29 cms
    Internal 36 38"
    92.5 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £8,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15373

    An early 20th century wrought iron, eight candle Tudor Revival style chandelier. The intricately scrolled gallery, mounted with pairs of rosettes, hangs on rigid iron rods from the crown corona.
    English, circa 1930.

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    Diameter Drop
    27 316"
    69 cms
    33 18"
    84 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15092

    A large cast iron and brass Neoclassical style firegrate with Baroque influences. The shaped backplate is centred by a floral medallion above a foliate panel. The two barred grate is supported by a pair of tall columnar standards, with lion mask roundels and surmounted by large brass lidded urn finials, above stylised paw feet. There is a registration mark RD 145568 on the one of the standards.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 34 14"
    87 cms
    25"
    63.5 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Back panel 19 14"
    49 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9334

    A beautiful, fully restored Victorian rocking horse complete with a studded leather saddle, blue saddle blanket and leather reins and stirrups. The handsome horse securely rocks on it's pine and beechwood cradle.
    English, late 19th century.

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    length height width
    52 38"
    133 cms
    46 12"
    118 cms
    16 78"
    43 cms

    Listed Price: £2,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15380

    A fine William IV mahogany library bookcase with a moulded cornice above three glazed doors. The left and right doors are hinged, the central door slides. The cabinet base also features a central sliding door flanked by a pair of hinged doors and is raised on a plinth base.
    English, early 19th century.

    Interior depth for books 23 cm. Photo before restoration.

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    Width Height Depth
    Exterior 74 1316"
    190 cms
    92 12"
    235 cms
    16 12"
    41.8 cms
    Interior

    Listed Price: £6,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15337

    A Victorian pierced brass fender in the Regency style with cut foliate and floral bands on the frieze and two fitted removable companion stands with their fire tools comprising a poker, shovel and tongs.
    English, mid 19th century.

    Link to: Antique Fenders, Firescreens and Nursery Guards

    Width Height Depth
    51 58"
    131 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15368

    A small Arts and Crafts three barred cast iron fire grate of organic form, with a curving backplate and standards reminiscent of a shepherd's crook. English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height
    20 78"
    53 cms
    20 78"
    53 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15333

    A Louis XV Rococo chimneypiece in delightful Breche d'Alep marble. The shaped moulded shelf rests above a scrolled, panelled frieze centred by a foliate cartouche echoed on the endblocks. The tapering, angled and panelled console jambs are supported on curved footblocks. French, early 19th century.

    Shown here with firegrate SNo 15243

    Breche d'Alep marble was first quarried in 1712 in Tholonet in Bouches-du-Rhône. It is formed of large rounded fragments of browns, greys, red or blacks usually on a yellow bed and was much used in the making of furniture and fireplaces during the 18th & 19th centuries.

    Link to: Antique Rococo Chimneypieces inc Louis XV English Scottish Chippendale Rococo fireplace mantels.

    Width Height Depth
    External 60 316"
    153 cms
    44 18"
    112 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
    Internal 45 14"
    115 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £12,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15356

    A George III brass fireplace fender with an ornately pierced and engraved palmette frieze, with alternating floral and lozenge motifs amid scrolling acanthus leaves, surmounted by a lidded urn finials on the corners. English, late 18th century.

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    width height depth
    42 1116"
    108.5 cms
    12 316"
    31 cms

    Listed Price: £960 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 4841

    A pair of small and rare Pietra Dura panels. Each finely made panel is a depiction of a flamboyant cavaliere in 16th century dress on green, white and black marble backgrounds. Pietra Dura is a term for the technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished coloured stones to create images. Lapis Lazuli was frequently used as seen here in the sleeves, cloak and feathers worn by the cavaliere. The art was developed during the Florentine Renaissance and was often called ‘painting in stone’. It is a most difficult skill to do well and requires expertise in the arts of sculpture, inlay, and mosaic.
    Italian, circa 1910.

    The panels are in their original gilded, wooden frames but unfortunately the gilding has been painted over in such a way as to make it very difficult to remove. Please see the last image, One solution would be to cover the paint with lacquer which would greatly improve their appearance. Photographs before restoration.

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    Width Height
    7 78"
    20 cms
    12 58"
    32 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • 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

    Listed Price: £450 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7444

    A fine limestone Baroque style chimneypiece with a boldly carved central cartouche on the panelled frieze flanked by acanthus style detail on the endblocks above tapering panelled jambs.
    French, circa 1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61"
    154.9 cms
    43 14"
    109.9 cms
    11"
    27.9 cms
    Internal 42 1316"
    108.6 cms
    33"
    83.8 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7095

    A very beautiful, extremely well modelled, nearly life size plaster sculpture group maquette, of a blind man attended by a youth in the Grand Romaine manner. There are similarities to the sculpture 'La Piete Filiale' by the French sculptor Alfred Boucher(1850-1934), Filial Piety is a virtue of respect for one's parents, elders, and ancestors. But there are also similarities to the bronzes by Loys Potet(1866...?) and there is a partly obscured signature possibly of Loys Potet to the base but we cannot verify that this is the work of either of them. French, circa 1860,

    Some small damages but can be restored.



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    Width Height Depth
    29"
    73.7 cms
    55"
    139.7 cms
    37"
    94 cms

    Listed Price: £12,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12736

    A large, aluminium Edwardian mounted wall sign in the shape of a powerful, rearing horse. Reclaimed from a West Country public house possibly called The White Horse Inn.
    English, early 20th century.

    Please note the tail is missing a/f

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    width height depth
    72 1316"
    185 cms
    59 18"
    150 cms
    6 1116"
    17 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15243

    A rare cast iron, Rococo Revival, Coalbrookdale firegrate. The unusual serpentine, lobed back rests behind the bow fronted three bar basket. The apron, bearing a central zoomorphic mask, is flanked by scrolled acanthus enriched sides supported on splaying legs on block feet. The last image below is from an illustration in the Coalbrookdale Castings Catalogue, shown for use within their dramatic Shakespearean 'Tempest' figural chimneypiece. English, circa 1850.

    Coalbrookdale is a village in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England, containing a settlement of great significance in the history of iron ore smelting. The Coalbrookdale Company and Foundry was established there by Abraham Darby in 1701.

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    Width Height Depth
    30 18"
    76.5 cms
    19 14"
    49 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13641

    A pair of beautiful, heavy bronze, tapering pilasters of female warriors with dragon crested helmets, ornate breast plates, and draped robes terminating in clawed feet. They are most probably depictions of Athene the Greek Goddess of warfare but also of wisdom, courage, justice, strength and the arts, and are possibly by the French sculptor Provin Serres(1840 - ).
    French, circa 1860.

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    height
    32 18"
    81.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9236

    A large Baroque style, five panel painted leather screen with romantic, elysian scenes set in foreign lands in the manner of Jean Antoine Watteau 1684-1721. Each ecran, leaf painted with a gilt scroll reserved panel of figures in monochrome over profuse foliage with further land and seascape panels below.( Photo before restoration, cleaning and revival of paintings.
    French 19th century.

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    Width Height
    Each Panel 24"
    61 cms
    77"
    195.7 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14684

    A small French Carrara Marble antique fireplace surround in the Louis XVI style with its original ornate cast iron insert. The frieze, centred by a finely carved laurel wreath trailing sprays of laurel to ether side, is flanked by acanthus adorned rounded endblocks above half round attached fluted columned jambs supported on curved footblocks. French, mid 19th century.

    Link to: Antique French chimneypieces inc. Louis XVI, French Empire fireplace mantels.

    Width Height Depth
    External 52 1316"
    134 cms
    41 14"
    105 cms
    15 78"
    40.3 cms
    Internal 41 14"
    105 cms
    34 316"
    86.8 cms

    Listed Price: £13,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14770

    A large Victorian gilt wood overmantel mirror with a high cartouche crest flanked by foliate detail and with carved rope work and paterae around the frame.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70 14"
    178.5 cms
    67 1116"
    172 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
  • Stock: 15351

    A large and very fine bronze and ormolu three light Regency hall lantern of parabolic form. The six shaped glass panels within beaded frames are surmounted by ormolu finials and leaf decoration. English, circa 1820

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    Diameter Height
    13 38"
    34 cms
    24 38"
    62 cms

    Listed Price: £3,750 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15231

    An Edwardian, Arts and Crafts oak fire surround. The crenelated cornice, supported by a pair of turned columns, rests above a recessed frieze and mantle shelf. The frieze is set with five painted panels depicting Medieval York including the ‘bar’ or city walls, streets and gateways; the ruins of St Mary's Abbey and York Minster itself. A Tudor style arch frames the fireplace opening flanked by a pair of simple tapering columns on the jambs. English, circa 1910.

    Photos before cleaning and polishing.

    Link to: Antique Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau mantels and Art Deco fireplaces and chimneypieces.

    Width Height Depth
    External 62 316"
    158 cms
    75 58"
    192 cms
    8 12"
    21.6 cms
    Internal 41 12"
    105.5 cms
    38 1316"
    98.5 cms

    Listed Price: £9,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15226

    A stained and leaded glass window panel, possibly representing the paternal arms of the Grosvenor Crest, depicting a talbot dog atop a helm set in a field of multiple coloured glass sections held in a later stained pine frame. The quarterings include a crescent and star mark of cadency above the motto Virtus Non Stemma which translates as Valour Not Garland and is the Duke of Westminster's motto at his Eaton Hall Estate. English, 17th century and later.

    Provenance: By repute removed from a chapel on a Grosvenor Estate.

    Notes: The talbot dog, now extinct, was a type of hunting dog and probably the ancestor of the beagle or bloodhound and is often used in heraldry to represent a good-mannered hunting dog. The cadency marks the status of a younger branch of a family.

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    Width Height Depth
    33 14"
    84.5 cms
    49 1316"
    126.5 cms
    2 1116"
    6.8 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14211

    A large and ornate Louis XV style giltwood and gesso over mantel mirror, with its original mercury glass plate. It is exhuberantly and luxuriously carved throughout with abundant swags, garlands and rocaille detail and there are a pair of small cooing birds framed beneath the central arched cresting.

    French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    19 1116"
    50 cms
    83 18"
    211 cms
    6 18"
    15.5 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11376

    A fine, late 18th century antique fireplace surround in Statuary marble with Spanish Brocatelle marble fluting and ingrounds. The breakfront shelf rests on a frieze with inlaid Brocatelle marble fluting, which is interspersed by delicately carved rosette paterae. The frieze is flanked by endblocks carved with pillar vases and trailing leaves above tapering fluted jambs raised on stepped footblocks.
    English circa 1780.

    Known provenance.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 69 14"
    176 cms
    58 1116"
    149 cms
    6"
    15.3 cms
    Internal 41 14"
    104.8 cms
    42 18"
    107 cms
  • Stock: 11330

    A pair of small carved walnut lion monopodia terms or columns in the Roman Baroque manner. English, 19th century.

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    width height depth
    5 12"
    14 cms
    20 18"
    51 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14666

    A 19th century polished Belgian Black and Verde Antico marble Flemish fireplace surround in the High Renaissance style. The moulded shelf rests above a panelled frieze with a verde antico central lozenge and cushioned marble panels flanked by square bossed endblocks above tapering, full round free standing verde antico marble columns resting on sturdy footblocks.
    Flemish, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 60 1316"
    154.5 cms
    51 316"
    130 cms
    14 38"
    36.5 cms
    Internal 35 316"
    89.5 cms
    38 58"
    98 cms

    Listed Price: £10,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15384

    A 20th century Baroque style brass lantern after the Versailles model. The crown corona, resting above a two tiered gallery embossed with medallions and acanthus leaves, holds the forty bevelled glass panels arranged in four tiers. The lantern terminates in a leaf detailed band above six grotesque masks and a reverse pineapple finial.
    English, early 20th century.

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    Diameter Drop
    12 58"
    32 cms
    26 38"
    67 cms

    Listed Price: £3,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15352

    A Regency parcel-gilt wall mirror. The shaped top of the frame rests above a reeded frieze, the mirror is framed by tall fluted columns topped by acanthus clad capitals and terminating in neat, cloven goats hooves. English, circa 1820.

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    Width Height Depth
    26 1316"
    68 cms
    43 12"
    110.5 cms
    3 78"
    10 cms

    Listed Price: £2,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15386

    A very pretty gilded oval wall mirror within a beaded and foliate carved frame.in the Rococo style. Florentine, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    27"
    68.5 cms
    33 12"
    85 cms
    1 38"
    3.5 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14237

    A pair of bronze 19th century Scottish shop signs. The scrolled cartouche shaped signs are centred, on the central bulbous lozenge, by the initials DI representing the Edinburgh based Dunedin Interiors company. Scottish, mid 19th century.

    Provenance: Formerly hung in 6 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh and later in Austin Reed on Princess Street.

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    width height
    13"
    33 cms
    26 38"
    67 cms

    Listed Price: £1,460 ( + vat in EU zone )

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