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Auction Description for Nicholas Mellors Auctioneers: Spring Fine Art Sale - Day Two
Viewing Notes:
17th May 10am to 4pm. 19th May 10am to 4pm. 20th May 12 noon to 7pm. 21st May 10am to 4pm. Day of sale from 8.30am.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.co.uk/nicholasmellorsauctioneers

Spring Fine Art Sale - Day Two

by Nicholas Mellors Auctioneers


484 lots with images

May 23, 2014

Live Auction

Kelham Road

Newark, NG24 1BX United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1636 705456 / +44 (0)7974 429185

Email: enquiries@nicholasmellorsauctioneers.com

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A Chinese export porcelain circular plate painted

Lot 515: A Chinese export porcelain circular plate painted

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Description: A Chinese export porcelain circular plate painted to the centre with a fruit and tree within hatched and filled reserves, broad floral border, 22.5cm diameter, early 19th Century

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A Chinese export porcelain small two handled oval

Lot 516: A Chinese export porcelain small two handled oval

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Description: A Chinese export porcelain small two handled oval tureen cover and stand decorated in under glaze blue with birds in flower filled landscapes within formal borders, stand 17cm wide, late 18th / early 19th Century

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A Chinese porcelain rectangular pot decorated in

Lot 517: A Chinese porcelain rectangular pot decorated in

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Description: A Chinese porcelain rectangular pot decorated in under glaze blue with hatched borders, reticulated body, conforming borders, 17cm x 11cm

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A Chinese sang de boeuf water dipper the body

Lot 518: A Chinese sang de boeuf water dipper the body

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Description: A Chinese sang de boeuf water dipper the body incised with three circular motifs on the graduated ground, signed, 13cm diameter at base, 9.5cm high

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A set of four Chinese export porcelain teabowls

Lot 519: A set of four Chinese export porcelain teabowls

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Description: A set of four Chinese export porcelain teabowls and saucers painted with circus entertainers within formal borders, saucers 12.5cm diameter, early 19th Century (faults); together with a Chinese export porcelain saucer painted ducks in extensive mountainous landscape, formal borders, 15.5cm diameter (faults) (9)

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A pair of Chinese dog vases, the recumbent animals

Lot 520: A pair of Chinese dog vases, the recumbent animals

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Description: A pair of Chinese dog vases, the recumbent animals with tapered cylindrical vase issuing from their backs, purple glaze, 12.5cm high, 14.5cm wide

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A large Canton Famille Rose circular punch bowl

Lot 521: A large Canton Famille Rose circular punch bowl

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Description: A large Canton Famille Rose circular punch bowl decorated with alternate panels of attendants in temple landscapes, finches and flower heads within formal borders, 34cm diameter, late 19th Century

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A pair of Chinese famille rose rouleau vases

Lot 522: A pair of Chinese famille rose rouleau vases

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Description: A pair of Chinese famille rose rouleau vases applied stylised lizards and handles, decorated with panels of figures in landscapes, on a thick pink tendril covered ground, 65cm high

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A pair of Chinese blue and white baluster vases

Lot 523: A pair of Chinese blue and white baluster vases

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Description: A pair of Chinese blue and white baluster vases decorated with figures in temple scenes beneath stylised clouds and gardens, 43cm high

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A pair of Chinese famille vert rouleau vases with

Lot 524: A pair of Chinese famille vert rouleau vases with

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Description: A pair of Chinese famille vert rouleau vases with everted necks, mask and ring handles painted to the bodies with figural scenes within turquoise borders on a fruit, leaf and roundel filled ground, hatched borders, 58cm high (minor faults)

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A pair of Chinese famille rose circular chargers

Lot 525: A pair of Chinese famille rose circular chargers

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Description: A pair of Chinese famille rose circular chargers each painted with identical scene of figures in temple landscapes, 46cm diameter

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A garniture of three Cantonese famille vert vases

Lot 526: A garniture of three Cantonese famille vert vases

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Description: A garniture of three Cantonese famille vert vases comprising pair of rouleau vases with dog of fo gilt handles with applied serpents to the shoulders, the bodies painted with figures in shaped reserves on a green, gilt and iron red ground, 35cm high; a baluster vase with domed cover, similarly decorated with figures in temple grounds on a pink and green filled ground, 44cm high, late 19th Century (3)

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A pair of Cantonese famille rose vases with dog of

Lot 527: A pair of Cantonese famille rose vases with dog of

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Description: A pair of Cantonese famille rose vases with dog of fo handles the shoulders with stylised lizards painted overall with alternate panels of figures in courtyards, bird and flowers on a green and pink ground, 45cm high

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A Chinese porcelain panelled vase of tapered

Lot 528: A Chinese porcelain panelled vase of tapered

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Description: A Chinese porcelain panelled vase of tapered square outline with waisted top, decorated with figures beneath inscriptions, 50cm high, 20th Century (converted as a table lamp)

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A Chinese sang de boeuf flattened baluster vase

Lot 529: A Chinese sang de boeuf flattened baluster vase

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Description: A Chinese sang de boeuf flattened baluster vase with graduated glaze and pair of pierced lugs, 16cm high; a pierced and carved hardwood stand (2)

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A set of five Chinese blue and white circular

Lot 530: A set of five Chinese blue and white circular

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Description: A set of five Chinese blue and white circular plates painted to the dished centres with bird on a flowering branch within formal floral borders, one 38cm diameter, three 35cm diameter, the other 32cm diameter; another Chinese blue and white plate similarly decorated, 35cm diameter, 19th Century (all with rim chips three with hairline cracks) (6)

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Vung Tao Cargo - a footed bowl with thick white

Lot 531: Vung Tao Cargo - a footed bowl with thick white

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Description: Vung Tao Cargo - a footed bowl with thick white celadon type glaze with brown rim, 14cm diameter, bearing Chrisite's Lot Label 471, Circa 1690 (faults)

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A 19th Century Chinese porcelain dish painted in

Lot 532: A 19th Century Chinese porcelain dish painted in

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Description: A 19th Century Chinese porcelain dish painted in under glaze blue with dragon chasing the flaming pearl, 15.5cm diameter; a similar bowl (2) (faults)

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A mid 19th Century Chinese burial box the slightly

Lot 533: A mid 19th Century Chinese burial box the slightly

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Description: A mid 19th Century Chinese burial box the slightly domed cover with floral spray within hatched spandrels, the box similarly decorated, internally inscribed with characters and dated 1857, 12cm wide, 8cm deep

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A Chinese Tang dynasty glazed terracotta two

Lot 534: A Chinese Tang dynasty glazed terracotta two

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Description: A Chinese Tang dynasty glazed terracotta two handled gourd shaped votive vase with thick cream glaze, 8cm high; three other votives modelled as fruit and bread, (4) (restored and faults)

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A Sung pottery small bowl with dark brown

Lot 535: A Sung pottery small bowl with dark brown

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Description: A Sung pottery small bowl with dark brown glaze,interior conforming with exposed buff ware rim and foot, 10.5cm diameter, 5cm high, Circa 960-1280 (hairline crack and minor chip to foot)

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A Chinese porcelain circular bowl painted in under

Lot 536: A Chinese porcelain circular bowl painted in under

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Description: A Chinese porcelain circular bowl painted in under glaze blue with flower heads, stylised butterflies and insects, the interior conforming with floral trail border, 17cm diameter, 19th Century (hairline crack)

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A good pair of large 19th Century Chinese baluster

Lot 537: A good pair of large 19th Century Chinese baluster

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Description: A good pair of large 19th Century Chinese baluster vases painted in under glaze blue with fighting figures in fan shaped reserves on a field of stylised blooms and tendrils, the shoulders with four lion mask handles, the domed covers conforming with dog of fo finials, formal lappet borders, 65cm high, 19th Century (one with extensive faults)

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A Japanese Imari slender double gourd shaped vase

Lot 538: A Japanese Imari slender double gourd shaped vase

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Description: A Japanese Imari slender double gourd shaped vase decorated in typical palette, 26cm high, late 19th / early 20th Century

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A good Japanese Satsuma pottery baluster vase the

Lot 539: A good Japanese Satsuma pottery baluster vase the

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Description: A good Japanese Satsuma pottery baluster vase the pierced metal cover centred on a stylised lotus flower, the metal collar above a body finely painted with a caravan, trees and shrubs between lappet and cloud borders, signed, 16cm high, Meiji period

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A set of six Japanese porcelain plates painted

Lot 540: A set of six Japanese porcelain plates painted

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Description: A set of six Japanese porcelain plates painted with figures and dragon in stylised mountainous landscapes, 18.5cm diameter, early 20th Century

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A large pair of Seto, satsuma pottery plates

Lot 541: A large pair of Seto, satsuma pottery plates

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Description: A large pair of Seto, satsuma pottery plates heavily enamelled with figures and chrysanthemum blooms on an enamel seeded ground, one with crane and cloud border, the other with mon and scrolls, each 36cm diameter, Edo period (some losses to enamel decoration)

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A soapstone carving of three fishermen with

Lot 542: A soapstone carving of three fishermen with

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Description: A soapstone carving of three fishermen with fishing nets one holding a staff, 18cm high, signed; a hardwood stand (2)

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A pair of Japanese shakudo mixed metal and gold

Lot 543: A pair of Japanese shakudo mixed metal and gold

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Description: A pair of Japanese shakudo mixed metal and gold circular cuff buttons finely worked with cranes beneath blossom trees within faux bamboo circular gold mounts, marked, each 27mm diameter, contained within lacquered box, Meiji period

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A Japanese silver rectangular cigarette box the

Lot 544: A Japanese silver rectangular cigarette box the

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Description: A Japanese silver rectangular cigarette box the cover decorated with Japanese fans in silver gilt and oxidised silver with chrysanthemum blooms, leafage and stylised clouds, lift-off lid with dark rosewood interior, stylised bamboo leaf feet, 14cm wide, early 20th Century; contained within original pale blue velvet lined fitted box (2)

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A Japanese bamboo brush pot carved with a bird

Lot 545: A Japanese bamboo brush pot carved with a bird

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Description: A Japanese bamboo brush pot carved with a bird amidst lotus flowers and leafage, shaped apron and lotus leaf feet, signed 15cm high, Meiji period (faults)

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A pair of Chinese carved ivory parrots, perching

Lot 546: A pair of Chinese carved ivory parrots, perching

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Description: A pair of Chinese carved ivory parrots, perching on rustic branches, carved hardwood bases, 21cm high, late 19th Century

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Two jade Buddha heads, carved, the reverses

Lot 547: Two jade Buddha heads, carved, the reverses

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Description: Two jade Buddha heads, carved, the reverses engraved, 6cm high and smaller

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Cat with kittens in floral landscape, watercolour

Lot 548: Cat with kittens in floral landscape, watercolour

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Description: Cat with kittens in floral landscape, watercolour heightened with white, 21cm x 22cm, framed

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A Japanese cloisonné enamel miniature teapot, the

Lot 549: A Japanese cloisonné enamel miniature teapot, the

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Description: A Japanese cloisonné enamel miniature teapot, the brass compressed globular body with loop handle, spout and circular foot, the body worked with stylised flower heads, leafage and butterflies on a foiled ground, the domed cover with lotus finial conforming, 7cm high (faults); three other cloisonné enamel vases (4)

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A pair of miniature cloisonné enamel vases of

Lot 550: A pair of miniature cloisonné enamel vases of

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Description: A pair of miniature cloisonné enamel vases of compressed urnular shape worked with irises on a shaded green ground, 6cm high

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A fine Japanese bronze and ivory figure of an

Lot 551: A fine Japanese bronze and ivory figure of an

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Description: A fine Japanese bronze and ivory figure of an elderly gentleman, a child on his shoulders, he with cockerel under his left arm and holding a pot in his right hand, chicks at his feet, on a carved wood base, signed, 36cm high, Meiji period

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A large Japanese ivory figure, modelled as a man

Lot 552: A large Japanese ivory figure, modelled as a man

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Description: A large Japanese ivory figure, modelled as a man holding chrysanthemum blooms and carrying kindling in basket to his back, engraved detail, 39cm high, the base with red lacquer seal bearing signature, Meiji period

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A finely carved and pierced Canton ivory fretwork

Lot 553: A finely carved and pierced Canton ivory fretwork

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Description: A finely carved and pierced Canton ivory fretwork basket and cover of panelled petalled shaped with pairs of foliate carved scrolling handles, pierced frieze and feet, 31cm high (faults and losses)

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A Chinese hardwood carved figure of an oxen with

Lot 554: A Chinese hardwood carved figure of an oxen with

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Description: A Chinese hardwood carved figure of an oxen with two children on its back, glass eyes, pierced hardwood base, 19cm high, 34cm wide, late 19th / early 20th Century

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A Sarawak carved ivory bust of a young woman on

Lot 555: A Sarawak carved ivory bust of a young woman on

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Description: A Sarawak carved ivory bust of a young woman on hardwood stand, with floral engraved collar, signed, 7.5cm high, early 20th Century; another carved ivory item (faults) (3)

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An Indian ivory carved Saraswati four armed

Lot 556: An Indian ivory carved Saraswati four armed

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Description: An Indian ivory carved Saraswati four armed celestial figure holding flowering branches and wearing sinuous tendrils, standing upon a lotus flower, oval base, rosewood plinth, 30cm high, 20th Century

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A pair of silk panels each worked with large panel

Lot 557: A pair of silk panels each worked with large panel

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Description: A pair of silk panels each worked with large panel of peacock amidst prunus and chrysanthemum flower heads and leafage, six smaller square panels above and below with finches birds and trees, 145cm x 79cm, mounted and framed (fading and some faults)

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A black lacquer panel of deeply moulded square

Lot 558: A black lacquer panel of deeply moulded square

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Description: A black lacquer panel of deeply moulded square outline, finely painted with festival scene in temple buildings, signed, 100cm square

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A large silk panel finely worked to the centre

Lot 559: A large silk panel finely worked to the centre

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Description: A large silk panel finely worked to the centre with Asiatic pheasants and birds amidst flowering leafage within foliate border, 186cm x 134cm, framed (faults and faded)

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A Chinese silk bedspread finely worked with

Lot 560: A Chinese silk bedspread finely worked with

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Description: A Chinese silk bedspread finely worked with cranes, finches, butterflies and water lilies and bulrushes on a deep cerise ground with border of chrysanthemum and flowering leafage, 216cm x 174cm, early 20th Century

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Chinese School 19th Century (?) - a pair of panels

Lot 561: Chinese School 19th Century (?) - a pair of panels

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Description: Chinese School 19th Century (?) - a pair of panels of ladies, one at leisure within temple buildings,the other with lady leading mistress on a horse in stylised landscape, printed and gouache detailed, on brown paper, inscribed, each 131cm x 31cm, framed (some damp staining)

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A Chinese hardwood circular mirror with bevelled

Lot 562: A Chinese hardwood circular mirror with bevelled

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Description: A Chinese hardwood circular mirror with bevelled plate within broad frame finely pierced and relief carved with dragons chasing the flaming pearl, 60cm diameter max,late 19th / early 20th Century (faults)

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A Chinese hardwood rounded rectangular mirror with

Lot 563: A Chinese hardwood rounded rectangular mirror with

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Description: A Chinese hardwood rounded rectangular mirror with bevelled plate the frame inlaid with mother of pearl with stylised birds and leafage, 83cm x 107cm, early 20th Century

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A Chinese hardwood small cabinet of panelled

Lot 564: A Chinese hardwood small cabinet of panelled

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Description: A Chinese hardwood small cabinet of panelled design the top rounded above one short drawer centred on a relief carved roundel and geometric carving, single door under on incurved legs, 54cm wide, 74cm high, early 20th Century (faults)

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