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ORIENTAL WORKS OF ART AND FURNITURE
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Pair of large and impressive late C19th /early C20th Chinese carved wood polychrome paint and gilt decorated 'Dogs of Foo'.
Pair of large and impressive late C19th/early C20th Chinese carved wood and polychrome paint and gilt decorated 'Dogs of Foo'. Highly decorative pair of Chinese Temple guardian 'Shishi' lion dogs , raised on carved detail rectangular plinth bases. Well-carved detail with original multi-coloured polychrome paint decoration . An opposing and imposing pair, depicting the male and female guardian dogs with their paws raised upon symbolistic spheres and pup respectively. The male paw on the sphere representing supremacy over the world , whilst the restraining female paw on the pup, represents nurture.

The mythical beasts convey their power through detailed bared teeth and vicious claws , whilst their backs display dragon-like spinal scales. The bodies are depicted with coarse , coiled fur ,and the necks wear decorative collars hung with bells and symbols .

The fierce expressions and ferocious presence are well presented ,with multiple colours, gilding and symbolic decorative motifs, including auspicious bats.

Statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial Palaces , Imperial tombs and Government offices and homes of the wealthy, since the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220) and were believed to have powerful mythic protective powers.

Some losses to painted decoration commensurate with age and wear.
Some shrinkage cracks to bodies , and minor old losses and some historic repairs.

A stunning pair of Guardian lion dogs for an entrance-hall or decorative scheme.
H 34"
W 25"
D 17"
China c.1900
Ref: ML165
Price: £3,700





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C19th Chinese Qing dynasty carved 'hongmu' marble-topped centre table.
C19th Chinese Qing dynasty carved 'hongmu' marble-topped centre table . Superior quality carved hardwood free-standing centre table with inset figured rose-pink marble top .

Well-carved scrolling foliage and flower-head detail to the aprons with carved open fret-work friezes. Raised upon shaped square-section supports terminating in dragon's claw-form feet .

The well-figured marble top set into over-hanging rectangular frame with pierced detail below.

In excellent original condition , good rich consistent colour and patination. No breaks , cracks ,damage or repairs to the marble top.

(For an almost identical example see Christies, London 11/05/2016 Sale no. 12289 Lot no.361 £3750)

H 33"
W 39"
D 22"
China c.1860
Ref: ML169
Price: £3,250





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C19th Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved hardwood centre/side or console table
C19th Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved hardwood centre/side or console table. Well-proportioned 'hongmu' oblong side table of free-standing form . The panelled top above a heavily-carved frame with stylised leaf/wave design resembling 'vitruvian scroll' , joined by an open carved scroll-work frieze. Raised on slender, shaped rounded-section legs and shaped feet.

A stylish, useful scale table of excellent quality and well-chosen grade of timber.
Rich ,deep ,original patination and colour.

Ideal for use in a hall or reception-room setting.
No damage or repairs, waxed and cleaned ready to use.
H 32.5"
W 38"
D 17"
China c.1880
Ref: ML1511
Price: £2,850





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Late C19th Japanese Meiji period lacquer shodana cabinet
Late C19th Japanese Meiji period Lacquer shodana cabinet .Black and gold lacquer with some mother of pearl /abalone-shell inlay .Some minor chips to cabinet . Fitted with drawers ,doors and sliding doors with interior drawers . Losses of lacquer to scroll legs of stand . 2 pieces .
H 57"
D 20"
W 36".
Japan c. 1890
Ref: ML 300
Price: £2,700





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Superb pair of late C19th Chinese Cantonese intricately carved nacre shells mounted on their original bespoke period carved hardwood stands.
Superb pair of late C19th Chinese Cantonese intricately carved nacre shells mounted on their original bespoke period carved hardwood stands.

Brilliantly carved 'mother of pearl ' or nacre sea-shells with continuous intricate richly detailed designs all over the interior nacre-shell lustre surfaces. The contrasting landscape scenes depicting fantastical Chinese life with mountains and pagodas , one with warriors at battle to the centre. One shell with a beautifully detailed carved fish to the edge.

Displayed upon their original detachable carved blackwood or hardwood stands, with flower-stem and peony flower-head decoration.

The quality of the workmanship being the finest of its type we have seen .

H (full) 13"
H (shell) 8"
D 3"
W 10.5"
China , Canton c.1890
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £2,600





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Rare mid C19th Anglo-Indian carved ivory desk-top thermometer 'Tempietto'.
Rare mid C19th Anglo-Indian carved ivory desk-top thermometer 'Tempietto'. Beautifully carved and pierced ivory model dome-top 'fantasy' temple with four-column supports and central thermometer pedestal, below a gallery. Intricately carved and pierced base onto velvet-covered ebony circular plinth with ivory paterae, the whole covered with original removable glass dome. The detachable ribbed ivory dome-top with 'bell-tower' pinnacle surmounted by orb and cross. Fantastic original condition with no damage or repairs.
H (overall inc. glass dome)15 "
H (Tempietto)11 "
Dia. (Tempietto)3 "
India c. 1850
Ref: MLTH 154
Price: £2,250





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Large C19th Anglo-Indian carved padouk circular stool.
C19th Anglo-Indian carved padouk circular stool .Great scale and colour with crisp carving. Joined stretcher base with cone finial to the centre , claw feet with original castors .Open carved frieze with foliate designs. Re-upholstered loose seat in leaf embroidered tapestry within gadrooned border
Dia. 33"
H 20".
India c. 1870
Ref: ML 89
Price: £1,750





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Pair of C19th Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved hardwood inset marble-top jardinière or vase stands
Pair of C19th Chinese late Qing dynasty carved hardwood inset marble-top jardinière or vase stands. Fine tall pair of 'hongmu'/rosewood tables with inset variegated rouge/pink marble tops ,the timber of rich consistent colour and patina. Of superior quality, elegant design and in perfect original condition .Heavily carved with flower-head and foliate detail, carved-edge tops and standing on quadruple supports with carved cross-stretcher bases.
H 36"
Dia(of tops)11".
China c.1890
Ref: MLBO 146
Price: £1,750





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Matched 'pair' of late C19th/early C20th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood 'kang' tables
Matched 'pair' of late C19th /early C20th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood 'kang' tables.

Matched 'pair' of tables of identical design with slightly differing dimensions, but importantly of same height, colour and patina.

Good quality duo of oblong 'huanghuali' low 'opium' or 'kang' tables with shaped legs , carved and pierced 'fruiting vine' friezes and panelled tops . Of free-standing form.

Both with a good original mellow aged patina , the tops having some minor marks commensurate with age , use and purpose.

Useful pair of tables of low proportions/coffee-table height.

Cleaned and waxed, ready to use .

1. H 12" 2. H 12"
W 30" W 31"
D 16" D 17"

China c.1890
Ref: ML 168
Price: £1,600





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Interesting early C19th Chinese pale hardwood centre / lamp table
Interesting early C19th Chinese pale hardwood centre / lamp table.

Of free-standing oblong form , useful-scale Chinese pale-coloured hardwood table , possibly cedar. The 'floating panel' top with an historic repaired crack to centre. The bases of the square-section legs with various historic repairs and splices , undoubtedly alluding to it's age and regard . The stepped open-fretted friezes with carved details ,and each with unusual carved baluster archaic vase-shaped motif inserts . The base of the legs with a carved inverted foot and united with stretchers.

A rare pale colour and patina with attractive grain and lustre.

Various marks and stains to top commensurate with age ,use and purpose.

H 30"
W 22"
D 15"
China c.1800
Ref: ML 1702
Price: £1,400





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Pair of mid C19th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood side/hall chairs.
Pair of mid C19th Chinese Qing dynasty hardwood side/hall chairs. Matched pair (minor differences ) of 'huali' chairs with panelled seats, broad-shaped curved slat-backs, and shaped "yoke-back" or "official's-hat" top-rails. Square section legs joined by stretchers and shaped rails beneath the seat .
Strong ,robust construction of uncomplicated and simplified early period-style design .

Some minor water-marks to seat edges, but of good rich colour and patina. Minor shrinkage gaps to panel seats , no splits .
One chair of slightly different colour having been exposed to sun-light.

H 42"
W 21"
D 16.5"
China c.1850
Ref: ML 165
Price: £1,200





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Late C19th Chinese carved hardwood tripod table of rare form.
Late C19th Chinese carved hardwood tripod table of rare form . Heavily-carved rectangular top tripod base occasional table of Anglo-influenced form . Inset burr thuya-wood or root-wood panel top ,with well-carved edge and pierced frieze. Supported on three 'umbrella' style brackets onto a carved columnar shaft with lobed bulbous section, terminating in three swept legs with carved and incised decoration onto stylised carved claw feet. Heavy quality 'hongmu' timber of rich dark colour and intensity . A scarce table design for Chinese furniture , of a form not seen before by us .Cleaned and waxed.
H 29.5"
Top 17" x 15"
China c.1880
Ref: MLSC1201
Price: £1,200





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Large scale late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood marble-top jardiniere stand.
Large scale late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty carved hardwood marble-top jardiniere stand. Superior quality carved hongmu stand of large proportions with inset rouge/pink marble top. The shaped top with carved prunus flower decoration , the pierced frieze with carved fruiting vine. Shaped quadruple supports with mask carving to shoulder ,leaf-wrapped carved feet , united by a shaped and carved stretcher.
Excellent condition with no damage, repairs or losses.
Waxed and cleaned, wonderful original rich patina.
H 36"
Dia. 18"
China c.1880
Ref: ML1601
Price: £950





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Large late C19th Chinese Qing dynasty carved hardwood 2-tier marble-top table.
Large late C19th Chinese Qing dynasty caved hardwood 2-tier marble-top table .

Of superior size and quality , well-carved Chinese rosewood 2-tier stand with highly-figured inset rouge/pink marble 'lobed-edge' top .The border of the shaped octofoil top carved with peony flower trailing design and 'rope' edge, the friezes with intricate carved and pierced foliate designs with animal /grotesque masks to knees of legs . The under-tier with raised/dished edge . The shaped quadruple supports terminating onto ball feet .


Excellent condition and of rich patination , a heavy quality table.

No damage ,losses or repairs . Cleaned and waxed , ready to use.

Marble top in perfect unrestored condition.
Top Dia. 22"
Overall Dia. 27" inc legs.
H 22"
China c.1890
Ref: MLCA 156
Price: £900





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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty quartetto of carved hardwood nesting tables.
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty quartetto of carved hardwood nesting tables .

Very good quality set of four graduated hardwood tables in excellent condition. Carved and pierced friezes with fruiting-vine decoration. Well-chosen timber with good figuring , of a rich colour and patina.

Raised upon shaped rounded-section legs terminating in ball feet . Fitted with shaped stretchers . Inset panelled tops with consistent colour , no marks , stains or damage.

Ready to use in the home , having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops.

H (largest) 29"
W " 17"
D " 13"
China c.1900
Ref: ML 1703
Price: £850





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Early C20th Chinese 'ancestors' watercolour drawing in lacquered frame.
Early C20th Chinese 'ancestors' watercolour drawing in lacquered frame . Well-painted watercolour of handsome male and female ancestral subjects in formal /ceremonial costume ,seated on throne chairs upon a vibrantly woven carpet .With a six-fold screen behind decorated with Manchurian cranes in a landscape, whose presence symbolise luck,longevity and fidelity in Chinese culture. Good bright colours and finely painted on pithe paper with an embossed silk mount and gilt border. A highly decorative picture. Nice quality green/brown lacquer frame with decorative brass hanging brackets. (At present is mounted behind non-reflective glass which could be altered.) Size(overall)52" x 41 ".
Size of watercolour 34" x 39 ".
China c.1920
Ref: MLC 145
Price: £850





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Early C20th Chinese carved elm altar table.
Early C20th Chinese carved elm altar table. Intricately carved Dragon ,"flaming pearl " and Foe dogs designs to friezes and carved and pierced open-panel ends with pale green painted back-boards. A style of table conceived to display valuable antiques or artefacts ,or flowers as blessings and votives to esteemed ancestors in the Chinese culture. Moulded frame with block/'sledge' feet. Rising everted ends in early Ming dynasty style and form, a piece of classical Chinese furniture design. Waxed finish , nice pale blonde colour .Great console or serving table .W 79" x H 34" x D 20". China c. 1920
Ref: MLF134
Price: £850





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Late C19th Chinese 'mother o' pearl' inlaid hardwood 2-tier stand.
Late C19th Chinese 'mother o' pearl' inlaid hardwood 2-tier stand.

Profusely inlaid nacre shell inlay to quality rosewood/hongmu framed table with inset white marble panel top. Open-fret sides with flower-head decoration, standing on carved scroll feet.

Excellent condition with only very minor losses to shell inlay .

H 31 "
W 17 "
D 13 ".
China c.1890
Ref: MLBO 146
Price: £800





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Pair of late C19th Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) carved boxwood figures.
Pair of late C19th Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) carved boxwood figures. Male and female studies dressed in traditional Kimono robes and sandals, with well-carved detail and defined naturalistic facial features, hair-styles and colouration.
The male figure depicted gripping a katana sword in his belt, the female clutching a folded fan, both raised upon ovoid wooden bases with leather pad undersides.
Wonderful patination and finish , with minor rubbing.
A stylish pair of carved okimono figures with great presence.

Gentleman H .14.5"
Lady H .14".
Japan c. 1900
Ref: MLMJ 147
Price: £725





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Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood lamp table
Late C19th Chinese Qing Dynasty hardwood lamp table . Useful height and scale, 'huali' table of square form.
Carved decorative friezes , inset panel top , shaped supports joined with shaped stretchers. Nice mellow patina.
H 29 "
W&D 16 "
China c. 1880
Ref: MLMM 1411
Price: £700



 
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