WOMAN AT HER TOILETTE

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French voyeuristic figurine presented in its original pine and brushed cotton carry-case with lock. A decorative scale at 35cm high, dating from around 1850. The depiction of Satan and phalluses on her bidet, the legs of which are modelled with hooves suggest this is possibly a depiction of a prostitute at her toilette. Delicately moulded from plaster of paris with classical features and raised on a plinth, this is a highly detailed, risqué object of desire.


TIMELESS

img_6510img_6514eternity1Original neon and metal theatre sign. A large scale at 320cm across x 77cm high x 22cm deep. The red paintwork and exposed neon of the elongated font make the sign evocative of American 1950s marquee hoardings.


DISTORTION MIRROR

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Convex distortion mirror in original condition dating from around 1880. Ebonised oak frame surrounding slightly foxed original plate with mercury reflection. Backed with parchment card and measuring 40cm x 50cm.


TWO’S A PAIR

stools-newstools-2A pair of  late Victorian mahogany art studio stools. With slightly concave shaped seats, they stand at 69cm high. Unusual, tight X frame with canted edges, Arts and Crafts with a shade of Gothic aesthetic.


MIRROR, MIRROR

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A pair of late 19th C Venetian mirrors. Very decorative yet at the same time understated, touching on the French Empire style. They both measure 95cm x 55cm. In original condition with foxing to the mercury plate, they are fixed with decorative brass flowers to the plate. Each section is bevelled and framed by a convex circular repetitive patterned border.


PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

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Tomorrow night at Svit Gallery in Prague is the opening of Majetek ušlechtilého muže, a collaborative art show featuring the work of Dirk Bell, Nathaniel Lee Jones and Reginald Alan Westaway. Running until the 12th October.


GENTLEMAN’S DRESS MIRROR

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A simple, large scale dress mirror. The frame is rosewood, original glass with the unusual feature that it rests on a marble plinth. Very generous in proportion (250cm x 75cm). The construction is solid with cross stretcher panelling at the back. English, 1890.


I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE

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A 1950s blue and silver chequered mirror ball made by the famous Strand Electric company.

Approximately 38cm in diameter with original motor, in working order, with maker’s plate.

Every home needs one.


LICK ME

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1960s metal and perspex ice cream parlour sign bearing the slogan “Have a Rossi”.

Fashioned in the classic shape of a giant ice cream cone; it is 142cm high x 67cm wide, 19cm deep.


ON THE ROCKS

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Deco period watercolour painting on parchment paper board of two bathing belles lounging on a rock.

In period swimming costumes, they are framed by the deep blue swell of the sea.

37cm x 27cm.