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Auction Description for Lawsons: An Important Home in Vaucluse - 37 Wentworth Road

An Important Home in Vaucluse - 37 Wentworth Road

(496 Lots)

by Lawsons

Platinum House

496 lots with images

July 13, 2014

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Quality EP Meat Dome

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French Faience Barbers Shaving Bleeding Bowl -

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A Suite of 10 Harlequin Wine Glasses -

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5 Wine Glasses with Sea Horse Stems -

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Small Collection of EP Wares Including Figural Salts -

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1.5 Shelf Lots of Cup and Saucer Plates -

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Timber Two Door Buffet with Display Hutch in the Continental Style -

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RARE AND MAGNIFICENT HUANGHUALI 'DRAGON' LUOHAN BED , LUOHANCHUANG 17TH CENTURY (LATE MING /EARLY QING DYNASTY)

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Description: RARE AND MAGNIFICENT HUANGHUALI 'DRAGON' LUOHAN BED , LUOHANCHUANG 17TH CENTURY (LATE MING /EARLY QING DYNASTY) The powerfully proportioned bed with rectangular frame enclosing a soft-mat seat supported by four curved under base transverse braces and with 'ice-plate' edge above a narrow waist and cusped apron, supported on bold cabriole-shaped legs terminating in carved scroll, each bread-board edge solid railing and apron carved with magnificent confronting dragons among intertwined scrolling vines, the wood of rich colour and finely figured grain, the seat-mat and webbing later replacement 77 cm H x 197 cm W x 100 cm D This Luohanchuang is constructed using complex compound mortise and tenon joints, without glue or nails and can be dismantled easily into twelve separate components For similar examples, refer to The Dr. S.Y. Yip collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, catalogue by Grace Wu Bruce, pp. 128-129 and Essence of Style: Chinese Furniture of the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, Mimi and Raymond Hung Collection, by Robert Hatfield Ellsworth et al, pp 54-55 Literature Sarah Handler, "Comfort and Joy: A Couch Bed for Day and Night" Journal of the Classical Chinese Furniture Society (JCCFS), Winter 1991, pp. 4-19 for a discussion on the history and uses of the Luohanchuang Wang Shixiang, "Classic Chinese Furniture, Ming and Early Qing Dynasties" pp.183-185 for other examples Auctioneer's comments The influence and adaptability of the Luohanchuang, used by scholars and the elite since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) as the centrepiece in any interior setting, can still be seen today. As commented by Sarah Handler in her article mentioned above, the Chinese "couch-bed" is "more ingenious and beautiful than any equivalent in the West" (JCCFS, Winter 1991, p. 3). Designers seeking to combine traditional Chinese culture with contemporary living have adapted different uses for the Luohan couch-bed. Decked with soft furnishings, it replaces the three seater couch in the living room or function as a chaise longue / day bed for the bedroom and study (refer to accompanying illustrations). The simple and classic design of the Luohanchuang, comprising an elevated platform with a three-sided panelled railing, has endured the centuries to remain a relevant centrepiece in the modern home.

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Alan Grieve - Turimetta Beach

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Description: Alan Grieve Turimetta Beach Oil on Canvas on Board signed lower right

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Italian Style Two Tiered Serving Trolley with Dropped Sides -

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Tall necked vase with heavily painted floral and gold motifs, Victorian Lady at centre.

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Collection of Wares Incl. Cake Stand, Mirrored Tray and Two Candle Snuffs -

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Description: Collection of Wares Incl. Cake Stand, Mirrored Tray and Two Candle Snuffs

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Seven Piece French Majolica Asparagus Service -

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Hardy Brothers Silver Plate Serving Tray with Metal Chamber Sticks -

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Set of 7 Antique French Majolica Green Serving Plates -

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A Collection of Four Antique French Metal Dog Statues -

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FINE CHINESE GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, QIANLONG MARK AND HUANGHUALI BOX

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Description: FINE CHINESE GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, QIANLONG MARK AND HUANGHUALI BOX with fine facial features, hands held level with the heart, the thumbs and index fingers form circles in Dharmachakra mudra, the gesture of Teaching (turning the Wheel of Law), seated in lotus position above a double lotus pedestal, the seven character Qianlong reign mark ( 1736-1795) in a band between the upper and lower lotus petals, base sealed, 16.8 cm H, together with a Huanghuali presentation box Compare with similar example in Capital Museum, Beijing.

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A Period Mahogany Twin Pedestal Dining Room Table (Both With Leaves) - W: 272cm (with leaves) D: 100cm

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A Set of Four Period Well Upholstered Dining Room Chairs. Scroll work backs above Cabriole legs to front. -

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Antique French Burr Walnut Jardiniere with Dolphin Bronze Mounts -

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Thirty Nine Piece Antique French Silver Plate Cutlery with Original Box -

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Large Persian Floor Rug with Cream Background and Blue Border - 278 x 372 cm

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Description: Large Persian Floor Rug with Cream Background and Blue Border 278 x 372 cm

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Antique French Carved oak Provincial Style Sideboard -

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A Bottle of Larsen Cognac in Limoges Ceramic Donkey Decanter -

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19th Century French gilt and porcelain hand painted clock; garniture, key and pendulum, made by Marti

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Antique French Silvered Metal Table Jardiniere with Mirrored Tray Stand -

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RARE MATCHING PAIR OF HUANGHUALI SCHOLAR'S DOCUMENT BOXES,

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Description: RARE MATCHING PAIR OF HUANGHUALI SCHOLAR'S DOCUMENT BOXES, each with double bail huangtong handles and Ruyi-shaped clasps on a circular plate, the top cut from the same wood with attractive identical grains with Guilians ( Devil faces) , 49 cm W x 26.5 cm D x 21 cm H

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Will Ashton - Whipsticks

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Description: Will Ashton Whipsticks Oil on Canvas-Board 24.5 x 33.0 cm

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Henry B Calvert (1868 - 1950), French - Still Life 32 x 46 cm

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Description: Henry B Calvert (1868 - 1950), French Still Life Oil on Canvas 32 x 46 cm Signed, Original French Frame

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Rhys Williams (1894 - 1976) - Cattle Drinking 36 x 40 cm

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Description: Rhys Williams (1894 - 1976) Cattle Drinking Oil on Artist Board 36 x 40 cm signed lower left

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Sydney Long (1871 - 1955) - Narrabeen Beach, C.1940s 50 x 45 cm

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Description: Sydney Long (1871 - 1955) Narrabeen Beach, C.1940s Oil on Artist Board 50 x 45 cm signed lower left

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Impressive French Period Gilt Mirror - H: 145 cm W: 87 cm

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Description: Impressive French Period Gilt Mirror H: 145 cm W: 87 cm

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A Brass Peacock Fire Guard and 2 Brass Fire Dogs -

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A Victorian Breakfront Display Cabinet - H: 157 cm W: 106 cm D: 36 cm

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David Boyd - Monoliths III, 1962

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Description: David Boyd Monoliths III, 1962 Oil on Board 63 x 32 cm

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CHINESE COURT SUMMER ROBE, QING DYNASTY 19TH CENTURY

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Description: CHINESE COURT SUMMER ROBE, QING DYNASTY 19TH CENTURY finely worked with five-clawed dragons in gold thread on a blue gauze backing, pierced gold buttons, cloth tag inside lapel with 'Dr. Burden' written in ink, 133cm W x 190 cm L Provenance: Dr Burden Collection, China, 1890-1899, passed down by descent Francis Burden left South Australia in late 1890 to work as a missionary for the China Inland Mission in Shanghai and Chung King. He returned in 1899

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Russell Drysdale (1912 - 1981) - Landscape Study (Cat no. 74) 17.5 x 20.5 cm

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Description: Russell Drysdale (1912 - 1981) Landscape Study (Cat no. 74) Pen and Ink on Paper 17.5 x 20.5 cm official atelier stamp

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Paul Jones - Bird of Paradise Raggiana 28 x 44 cm

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Description: Paul Jones Bird of Paradise Raggiana Oil on Hardboard 28 x 44 cm signed lower right, Clune Gallery sticker verso

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Royal Worcester hand painted with floral and gold gilt ewer
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Royal Worcester James Hadley ewer, hand painted with Iris
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Antique circular cloisonne vase

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Bronze Composite Bust of a Lady - H: 49 cm (including base)

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Five Chinese Ceramic Teapots -

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Pair of Chinese Stone Seals -

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Raised Green Glass Bowl - D: 18 cm

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Description: Raised Green Glass Bowl D: 18 cm

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A Pair of Coral Coloured Carved Clogs - L: 7cm

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Set of Four Period Chinese Scroll Weights with Early Markings to Base -

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