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Antiques & Interiors, Taxidermy & Tribal

by Theodore Bruce

Platinum House

522 lots with images

November 25, 2012

Live Auction

31 Queen Street

Beaconsfield

Sydney, 2015 Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 8212 4100

Fax: +61 (0)2 9690 1004

Email: info.nsw@theodorebruceauctions.com.au

522 Lots
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A Trobiand Islands Steel Adze and a woven cane pick

Lot 178: A Trobiand Islands Steel Adze and a woven cane pick

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Description: A Trobiand Islands Steel Adze and a woven cane pick 55 & 70cms

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A Pair of Balem Valley Stone Adzes

Lot 179: A Pair of Balem Valley Stone Adzes

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Description: A Pair of Balem Valley Stone Adzes West Papua 52 & 44cms

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A Large Stone Club, Kukukuku?

Lot 180: A Large Stone Club, Kukukuku?

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Description: A Large Stone Club, Kukukuku? 86cms

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A large Stone Club, Kukukuku?

Lot 181: A large Stone Club, Kukukuku?

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Description: A large Stone Club, Kukukuku? 71cms

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A Humbolt Bay Canoe Prow Ornament

Lot 182: A Humbolt Bay Canoe Prow Ornament

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Description: A Humbolt Bay Canoe Prow Ornament West Papua 69cms

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A Maprik Mask

Lot 183: A Maprik Mask

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Description: A Maprik Mask Abelam People Sepik Region 48cms

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A Box of two Water Gourds, a coconut shell container, a pawpaw and two woven pandanus fans [6]

Lot 184: A Box of two Water Gourds, a coconut shell container, a pawpaw and two woven pandanus fans [6]

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Description: A Box of two Water Gourds, a coconut shell container, a pawpaw and two woven pandanus fans [6]

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Three Woven Yam Masks

Lot 185: Three Woven Yam Masks

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Description: Three Woven Yam Masks Abelam People, Maprik Region 25 to 58cms

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Three Woven Yam Masks

Lot 186: Three Woven Yam Masks

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Description: Three Woven Yam Masks Abelam People, Maprik Region 17 to 50cms

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A Ramu River, Ancestor Figure

Lot 187: A Ramu River, Ancestor Figure

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Description: A Ramu River, Ancestor Figure 84cms

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Two Papuan Gulf Ancestor Figures

Lot 188: Two Papuan Gulf Ancestor Figures

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Description: Two Papuan Gulf Ancestor Figures One in the form of umo or swamp Spirit 36 & 69cms

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A Sepik River Food Hook and a Washuk Yam Marker

Lot 189: A Sepik River Food Hook and a Washuk Yam Marker

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Description: A Sepik River Food Hook and a Washuk Yam Marker 38 & 65cms

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A Kambot Village Bark Painting

Lot 190: A Kambot Village Bark Painting

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Description: A Kambot Village Bark Painting of ancestral motifs on Sago Plath 100cm

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A Large PNG Ancestral Figure

Lot 191: A Large PNG Ancestral Figure

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Description: A Large PNG Ancestral Figure 106cms

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Quantity of PNG Tribal Jewellery

Lot 192: Quantity of PNG Tribal Jewellery

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Description: Quantity of PNG Tribal Jewellery

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Two Wooden PNG bowls (2)

Lot 193: Two Wooden PNG bowls (2)

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Description: Two Wooden PNG bowls (2) 23cm to 44cm

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A Markham Valley ceramic pot PNG

Lot 194: A Markham Valley ceramic pot PNG

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Description: A Markham Valley ceramic pot PNG 36 cm

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A Koiwod plate, a Maprik ceramic bowl (2)

Lot 195: A Koiwod plate, a Maprik ceramic bowl (2)

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Description: A Koiwod plate, a Maprik ceramic bowl (2)

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An Asmat Cassowary Bone Dagger decorated with woven fixture containing jobs tears

Lot 196: An Asmat Cassowary Bone Dagger decorated with woven fixture containing jobs tears

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Description: An Asmat Cassowary Bone Dagger decorated with woven fixture containing jobs tears and Ramu River Ancestor Figure 22cm and small Ancestor Figure 19cms 38cms

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A Large Sperm Whale Tooth, circa 1880

Lot 201: A Large Sperm Whale Tooth, circa 1880

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Description: A Large Sperm Whale Tooth, circa 1880 bears label from The Australian Museum inspection 2/10/2012 19cms

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An American Badger Full Body Mount

Lot 202: An American Badger Full Body Mount

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Description: An American Badger Full Body Mount

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A Full Body Sea Turtle with shell complete, 60cm long
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A Good Set of 4/5 point stag horns

Lot 204: A Good Set of 4/5 point stag horns

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Description: A Good Set of 4/5 point stag horns mounted on half skull and timber shield, inscribed "Wessenkaar Trieben Thal 9. Oct. 1946"

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A North American Skunk Full Body Mount

Lot 205: A North American Skunk Full Body Mount

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Description: A North American Skunk Full Body Mount

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A North American Marmot Full Body Mount

Lot 206: A North American Marmot Full Body Mount

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Description: A North American Marmot Full Body Mount

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A Freshwater Crocodile

Lot 207: A Freshwater Crocodile

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Description: A Freshwater Crocodile

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A magnificent and very large pair of African Elephant Tusks

Lot 208: A magnificent and very large pair of African Elephant Tusks

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Description: A magnificent and very large pair of African Elephant Tusks The tusks are of wonderful form and colour. They were harvested in the mid to late 1960's in Kenya, and imported into Australia in 1998, having spent many years in storage, they are each mounted on Mt Elgon Olive Wood. The tusk marked 3 is approximately 259cms long and weighs 49.3kgs the tusks 3 is approximately 235 cms long and weighs 46.7kgs. Other Notes: Please Note: This Lot is subject to CITES Regulations when exporting outside of Australia

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A Full Body Sea Turtle with shell complete, 58cm long

Lot 209: A Full Body Sea Turtle with shell complete, 58cm long

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Description: A Full Body Sea Turtle with shell complete, 58cm long

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An Exceptional Pair of African Elephant Tusks, circa 1952

Lot 210: An Exceptional Pair of African Elephant Tusks, circa 1952

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Description: An Exceptional Pair of African Elephant Tusks, circa 1952 each tusk approximately 115cm long with a girth of 36cm, weights 5.2 & 6.5 kgs respectively. Provenance: A Prominent Melbourne Collector, originally mounted on an ebony stand (which has now decayed) with silver plaque "THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF ERITREA JUDICIARY BRANCH ADVOCATES AND PLEADERS OF ERITREA 1952-1959" (This plaque has been retained by the vendor)

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A Large Single African Elephant Tusk, harvested in the mid to late 1960's in Kenya,

Lot 211: A Large Single African Elephant Tusk, harvested in the mid to late 1960's in Kenya,

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Description: A Large Single African Elephant Tusk, harvested in the mid to late 1960's in Kenya, and imported into Australia in 1998, having spent many years in storage. 219cms along the leading edge, 48cm girth at base weigh 32.2kgs. Other Notes: This Lot is subject to CITES Regulations when exporting outside of Australia.

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A North American Coyote Shoulder Mount

Lot 212: A North American Coyote Shoulder Mount

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Description: A North American Coyote Shoulder Mount

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A Black Diamond Full Length Mink Coat C1982

Lot 213: A Black Diamond Full Length Mink Coat C1982

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Description: A Black Diamond Full Length Mink Coat C1982 with original reciept from Rodnys Fur Salon Sydney, original cost $3000

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A Fine South African Ocelot Three Quarter Length Ocelot Fur Coat by Derbers,

Lot 214: A Fine South African Ocelot Three Quarter Length Ocelot Fur Coat by Derbers,

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Description: A Fine South African Ocelot Three Quarter Length Ocelot Fur Coat by Derbers, of fitted flared form with leather buttons and two side pockets

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A Herman Mink Three-Quarter Length Coat

Lot 215: A Herman Mink Three-Quarter Length Coat

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Description: A Herman Mink Three-Quarter Length Coat

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A fine 20th century Mink Marmot Full Length Fur Coat, by Cornelius of Sydney

Lot 216: A fine 20th century Mink Marmot Full Length Fur Coat, by Cornelius of Sydney

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Description: A fine 20th century Mink Marmot Full Length Fur Coat, by Cornelius of Sydney

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A Leatherman tool group

Lot 217: A Leatherman tool group

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Description: A Leatherman tool group

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Minolta uc 6x18 binoculars, together with torch and novely shell cap flick knife and Swiss Army Knife(4)

Lot 218: Minolta uc 6x18 binoculars, together with torch and novely shell cap flick knife and Swiss Army Knife(4)

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Description: Minolta uc 6x18 binoculars, together with torch and novely shell cap flick knife and Swiss Army Knife(4)

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A Turtle Shell

Lot 219: A Turtle Shell

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Description: A Turtle Shell

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A Magnificent Louis Phillipe Cherry Wood Dresser 1844

Lot 220: A Magnificent Louis Phillipe Cherry Wood Dresser 1844

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Description: A Magnificent Louis Phillipe Cherry Wood Dresser 1844 the open gallery with dentil molding above finely molded back board, the central open shaped shelves flanked by two panel fronted pedestal cupboards

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French 20th century marble toped bedside table with brass mounts

Lot 221: French 20th century marble toped bedside table with brass mounts

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Description: French 20th century marble toped bedside table with brass mounts

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A Pair of French Louis Philippe Period Walnut Side Chairs, C1830

Lot 222: A Pair of French Louis Philippe Period Walnut Side Chairs, C1830

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Description: A Pair of French Louis Philippe Period Walnut Side Chairs, C1830

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A French 19th Century Brass Tole Lamp

Lot 223: A French 19th Century Brass Tole Lamp

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Description: A French 19th Century Brass Tole Lamp Provenance: Howell & Howell Queen Street Woollahra

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A Good Early 19th Century French Commode with Marble Top

Lot 224: A Good Early 19th Century French Commode with Marble Top

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Description: A Good Early 19th Century French Commode with Marble Top

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A Black Painted with Gilt French Provincial Side Table with Marble Inset Top

Lot 225: A Black Painted with Gilt French Provincial Side Table with Marble Inset Top

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Description: A Black Painted with Gilt French Provincial Side Table with Marble Inset Top 58sq x 60h

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A French Japy Freres Mantle Clock

Lot 226: A French Japy Freres Mantle Clock

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Description: A French Japy Freres Mantle Clock With hand painted and gilt bronze mounted timber case, the porcelain dial with both numbers and Roman numerals, some loss to the paintwork 36cm h

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Two French Louis XV Style Walnut Marble Toped Bedside Cabinets, Matched

Lot 227: Two French Louis XV Style Walnut Marble Toped Bedside Cabinets, Matched

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Description: Two French Louis XV Style Walnut Marble Toped Bedside Cabinets, Matched one with cracked marble top

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A Good French Provincial Style Armoire, made from reclaimed pine

Lot 228: A Good French Provincial Style Armoire, made from reclaimed pine

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Description: A Good French Provincial Style Armoire, made from reclaimed pine with two inset cupboards enclosing adjustable shelves above two drawers

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An Edwardian Black Lacquered Side Table,

Lot 229: An Edwardian Black Lacquered Side Table,

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Description: An Edwardian Black Lacquered Side Table, hand painted with gilded flowers within borders

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An English Late Georgian Oak Side Chair

Lot 230: An English Late Georgian Oak Side Chair

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Description: An English Late Georgian Oak Side Chair

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A French 19th Century Thuya & Sevre Style Porcelain Inlaid Side Table

Lot 230A: A French 19th Century Thuya & Sevre Style Porcelain Inlaid Side Table

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Description: A French 19th Century Thuya & Sevre Style Porcelain Inlaid Side Table The inset tile top hand painted with classical figure, the legs with gilt mounts

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