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There was much excitement in Berkeley Square as the 111 exhibitors at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair put the finishing touches to their stands, and the Selection Committee met to judge ‘Best Stand and Best Object Awards’ yesterday. It’s a thrill to be asked to be a part of the panel of judges, among…
DIAMOND & ENAMEL BROOCH OF A ROARING LION c.1860 A striking and realistically modelled brooch of a roaring lion decorated throughout with old European-cut diamonds, set with bright oval cabochon citrine eyes and finely enamelled teeth and tongue, mounted in silver and gold. Probably English. Spicer Warin By appointment 64 South Molton Street London W1K 5ST…
VICTORIAN AMBOYNA, EBONISED AND ORMOLU MOUNTED BONHEUR DU JOUR c. 1860 H: 145cm   W: 132cm   D: 53cm Surmounted by decorative pierced brass galleries, this ladies’ writing desk is made from amboyna and the rare thuya wood, the whole decorated throughout with hand painted Sèvres porcelain plaques depicting Madame du Barry and Madame de Montesson,…
A LARGE WOODEN NOH MASK NETSUKE OF OKAME 1890 Japan H: 6.9cm   W: 6.1cm   D: 2.5cm £475 A large and enchanting Japanese carved wood Netsuke of the smiling character Okame, who represents good luck and mirth in Japanese folklore. Tactile and of nice quality, this oversized hand carved Netsuke is signed to the…
PERSIAN QAJAR PERIOD ENGRAVED BRASS ASTROLABE 19th century H: 16cm   D: 9cm £9,500 This charming antique astrolabe which include the mater, the rete, four plates, and three brass pieces. The mater is designed with lobed palmettes that are embellished with Arabic inscriptions, while the plates engraved with stereo-graphic projections and further Arabic inscriptions. Mayfair…
SET OF FOUR QUEEN ANNE WALNUT DINING CHAIRS 1710 H: 98cm  W: 59cm  D: 46cm £8,750 A rare set of four Queen Anne walnut dining chairs in walnut and walnut veneer with bended back and a finely carved scallop shell in the curved front rail. The in-curved crest rail is surmounted by a small scroll…
PAIR OF ENGLISH GOTHIC BRONZE WALL LANTERNS Late 19th century H: 40″   W: 15″  D: 14″ £9,750 An English pair of single light bronze external antique wall lanterns, the scrolling Acanthus-clad arms issuing from an hexagonal backplate surrounded by six frosted sectional glass panels which are held within an ornate scrolling bronze gothic inspired…
LARGE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY BUREAU DESK W: 60″   H: 53″   D: 30″   £3,450 An exceptional mid-Victorian 5ft bureau-desk in figured mahogany, constructed in four sections for ease of movement. The lower section with twin pedestals, the door opening to reveal four deep mahogany lined drawers in each pedestal. The height of the desktop…