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Small Mortar 

English., c.1660

It's very rare to meet a portrait on a mortar, let alone an identifiable one. The owner must have been delighted with the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, and proudly displayed a bewigged Charles II on his mortar. Lovely old mellow finish which shows Charles off perfectly. Featured in Michael Finlay, "English Decorated Bronze Mortars and Their Makers." (2010)

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Pair of Diminutive Candleholders 

N. Europe, 1650-75

Rare and beautiful on three counts: they're profusely decorated, they're a pair, and they're tiny. The scrolling foliage is typical of the 17th century, but very untypical is the crowned heraldic shield on the bobeche. They may be from Northern France, but they could equally be from a Baltic country. Wherever they were made, you'll travel a long distance before you find another pair as good.

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Diminutive Capstan-Form Candleholder 

Probably Dutch, c.1625

What a little beauty! Scalloped and ring-turned drip pan set high, right below the bobeche. The "capstan" and base are both decorated with vertical lines, and doesn't the extracting hole look huge on such a small c'holder!

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yh153

 

Valuables Cabinet 

Dutch, c.1700

What hits you first is its powerful crest (composed of six molded boards.) Then its size, it's larger than most, but then, you have more valuables… Stand it on the floor or on a table. Ten interior drawers around a pigeon hole (we've always wondered what these were for -- pigeons??) Double-arched, cock-beaded skirt with suppressed ball feet. The sides are five horizontal boards -- avoiding the cracking risk of a single vertical board. Everywhere you look, you see something to admire.

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Candleholder 

English, 1660-1700

It's hard to find these spiral stemmed, square based English sticks, bu this is the second we've had in recent months. It's a funny business, the antiques business! This is a nice, medium sized example in a mellow finish that would polish up if desired.

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yh104

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