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Warwick Oakman Antiques

(Warwick Oakman)
62 Sandy Bay Road
Battery Point Hobart TAS 7004
warwickoakman@bigpond.com
Mobile: 0439 990 854
Website: www.warwickoakman.com
Fine quality 18th and 19th century English and Australian furniture and decorative arts. Warwick Oakman is a third generation dealer in antiques. He advises the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on Colonial Furniture and art, The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts and Tasmanian National Trust. His clients include The Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Australian National Gallery and major private collectors.

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Circa: 1760
Price: $450
15x12mm. 15ct gold mount.Rome, c1760.
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Circa: 1870
Price: $350
With later layers of paint, the plaster with horsehair binding. 630 x 520 x 80mm
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Circa: 1802
Price: $175
Printed lower left below border: Prior delt. ; lower right: A.W. Warren sculpt. Title centred below border. A plate from: Modern and authentic system of universal geography / G.A. Cooke, 1802ed. ; after the original by Piron which appeared in the atlas to Debrett's edition of Labillardiere's An account of a voyage in search of La Perouse 1800. Image size 135 x 105 mm. Indexed in: Craig, Clifford. More old Tasmanian prints, p. 3, 4 Paper size 26cm x 20cm. The borders and edges uncut
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Circa: 1880
Price: $350
Beautiful colour and sheen. Iran c 1880
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Circa: 1820
Price: $3,000
Of very fine quality, the top drawer fitted, mounted in brass, the top and friezes with kingwood crossbanding and tablets. The lyre base mounted with brass paterae to the inside and outside. Original handles. Same to both sides
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Circa: 1820
Price: $1,400
Excellent original condition, the diamond point sugar bowl probably later
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Circa: 1820
Price: POA
A monumental bronze Regency period gilt and bronze Argand lamp, with hobnail cut glass reservoir, the burners restored to working condition. Height 850mm
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Circa: 1830
Price: $5,250
A well patinated and handsome two part chest of drawers for travel or military campaign. Made of Andaman padouk. Original lobed melon removable feet
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Circa: 1820
Price: $850
A rare and large Anglo Indian blown, etched and wheel engraved hurricane shade in Greek revival taste. Height 57c, x 23cm diameter
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Circa: 1825
Price: $25,000
Cabinet Piano by Astor & Co. In rosewood, profusely inlaid in brass and with cast brass mounts, the case to the floor with two turned and reeded legs, the brass nameplate engraved 'Astor and Compy. 79 Cornhill London'. 6 octaves, FFF to f3. Length: 114cm, x Depth: 63cm x Height 234cm. Unquestionably the finest example of its type in Australia, this splendid instrument is in perfect playing condition. Formerly in keyboard instrument Collection of the late WF Bradshaw, Queen St Woollahra, NSW. Exhibited The Piano Forte Past, Queen St Galleries, 1981. Catalogue no 14, where it is described as the most splendid instrument in the collection. Even the pedals are inlaid in brass! The case mounted in ormolu.
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Circa: 1875
Price: $350
A fine double cast example, size 79x49x39cm
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Circa: 1835
Price: POA
Panorama of Whompoa, the first of the Chinese Treaty Ports, looking towards Dane Island and The Nine Stage Pagoda. Canton c1830-35 Oils on fine linen Original gilded & painted camphorwood frame A large and very fine example, the 'superb sky' and 'western initials' probably indicating the artist Youqua of Canton. Signed lower right. Size without frame 74x40cm. Sold
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Circa: 1830
Price: $3,300
Mint original condition, the interior with patent lock, silver hinges, the lid and caddies inlaid with mother of pearl scenes of Lawrence in Arabia
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Circa: 1810
Price: $2,800
An elegant and mint example, with original feet, handles and interior. Good colour and fully oak lined.
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Circa: 1900
Price: $4,500
A very large, old, English made 'Turkey' rug, in excellent unfaded condition. The fringes lost, but otherwise excellent. Size 9 metres x 3.8 metres
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Circa: 1750
Price: $2,000
Mounted with silver, the box with engine turned tortoiseshell body, with raised stars. Paris cypher to thumbpiece
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Circa: 1830
Price: $5,500
Of excellent quality, mint original condition, with two frieze drawers. Similar to work of Gillows of Lancaster
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Circa: 1820
Price: $500
Of grand quality,the borders with let in rectangles of silver for engraved armorials
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Circa: 1840
Price: $350
Mint condition, with applied drab anthemions
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Circa: 1830
Price: $6,500
A rare cast bronze and gilt 'Argand' lamp, with cast signature to the base of the pre-eminent maker, Messenger of Birmingham. The whole supported by Atlas and his globe. The base with cast paterae and masks of Vulcan. Height 850mm
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Circa: 1825
Price: $850
A sumptuous and rare mercury gilt old Sheffield plate egg cruet of very heavy quality.
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Circa: 1870
Price: $1,450
A well patinated and cast pair of double candlesticks, with vestal virgin supports.Probably French.
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Circa: 1805
Price: POA
A fine pair of acajou, ebony, brass inlaid and parcel gilt salon chairs. Taken from designs from Greek vases supplied by Percier & Fontaine for Jacob Desmalter Et Cie, Rue des Meslee, Paris & by Jacob. Excellent patina, with original gros & petit point needlework. With delivery label under for Madame Louis Bonaparte, step daughter of Napoleon, with inventory numbers '5997' & extensive pencil inscriptions etc. A related set supplied to Malmaison also by Jacob. Georges Jacob and Jacob Desmalter were the leading French cabinetmakers of the Empire period, supplying to Napoleon, and fashionable persons of the new regime.SOLD
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Circa: 1820
Price: $900
A fine pair of mahogany dining chairs with saddle seats, sabre legs and incised ebonized neo-classical designs to the back. Good patina.
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Circa: 1850
Price: $650
A fine pair iof Italian shell cameo earrings of a God and Goddess, in fine new 9ct gold mounts with enclosed backs
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Circa: 1840
Price: $150
A Victorian chamber pot for a lady.
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Circa: 1810
Price: POA
Coromandel, oak, pine, brass, steel. UK origin c 1810. Ex Temple Williams Antiques, London 1977. A very rare table, made from the timber known in Regency times as Zebra wood. Coromandel, (also known as Calamander), originates from Ceylon and western India. Used in the solid, it was considered the finest of all Anglo Indian furniture. Used in the veneer, on European timber substrates, the timber was on the finest English Regency furniture. Smaller examples of boxes etc, were made throughout the late 19th century on luxury goods, but by about 1820, the timber supply was almost extinct for furniture. Alexander Macleay of Elizabeth Bay House owned a suite of 'zebrawood furniture' in his morning room, that had been his drawing room furniture of his London townhouse. Edith Sitwell in her play Facade likened the grain to the 'rolling, curling smoke of a blown out candle". Mint untouched original condition.SOLD
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Circa: 1810
Price: $16,500
Regency bracket clock. London c1810 Handley & Moore, Clerkenwell Close (makers). No 655 This beautiful specimen of mechanical skill is a three part, 1/4 striking and repeating clock, on nine bells. It has a dead beat escapement of 8 day duration, with regulation, on a fuzee with steel ratchets and chains, also telling the days of the month. The dial is finely enamelled, with fretted & engraved sound panels to three sides. It is also engraved and signed to the back of the movement. Ex private collection of the late W.F.Bradshaw, Woollahara NSW.
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Circa: 1825
Price: $4,400
A finely made chest, most likely using Chinese cabinet maker labour in India. The back shows that the carcass has had the joints concealed by a cover panel in the construction - a traditional Ming hardwood joint. The skeletal miltary chest handles of the first type - produced from about 1810 to about 1840. The timber is universally Indian teak, the drawers have the dust liners between them - attention to detail and quality. The two bottom drawer handles have been replaced, most likely in India c 1880. Three of the drawers also have brass cabin numbers from a 19th century passenger ship over the escutcheons as escutcheon covers. This is rather nice, and very much in line with expectations of furniture for travel and campaign. The turned feet are original and screw into blocks in the base. The bottom edge is reeded. The iron carrying handles to the ends are original. Original finish and a patina from use. 97 x 47 x 97cm high.
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Circa: 1820
Price: $300
An antique brass, steel and horn fleam, used for blood letting or the relief of arterial pressure from gun shot wounds. Taken to the Boer War by Lt Col Edwin Watchorn, VD, Commander of the 2nd Tasmanian Bushmen
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Circa: 1820
Price: $450
Inlaid with Greek key stringing, lion mask ends in brass, original finials & condition.
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Circa: 1880
Price: $450
Reeded frame with leafy bosses to the corners. Original polish
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Circa: 1810
Price: $3,250
A superb quality English Regency period tea caddy. Veneered in tortoiseshell and ivory, with silver mounts. Original feet, key and Silk velvet lining.Mint original condition.
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Circa: 1810
Price: $5,500
A rare English Regency period best mahogany triple fold writing box. Mounted with ebony and brass stars, Greek key brass inlay and ebony anthemions to the inner borders. Contains three secret compartments and a reproducing machine similar to one owned by Thomas Jefferson. Attributed to William and Elizabeth Games of London. Mint original condition
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Circa: 1830
Price: POA
A very rare table, the top, frieze and platform veneered with a parquetry of Karelian birch. Karelian birch is a rare slow growing subspecies of birch, found only in Karelia. Pieces of furniture made from it use many small highly figured pieces, arranged to achieve a marbled effect. Highly valued in Russia, it was compared to marble and the 'Czar of timbers'. It is now endangered. The shaft of poplar onto a Baltic pine carcass. Original parcel gilding. St Petersburg c 1830.Sold
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Circa: 1825
Price: $950
An elegant & good quality Scottish Regency period mahogany elbow chair. Original polish. The same as models supplied to first Government House Hobart in the 1820s, by local cabinet makers but in cedar.
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Circa: 1820
Price: $7,500
A nicely faded Scottish Regency period sofa table with elegantly shaped sabre leg base.
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Circa: 1920
Price: $1,500
A fine Art Deco period silver and silver gilt lined beaker of good heavy quality, by the pre-eminent French silversmith of the 20th century, Jean Puiforcat (1897 - 1945). Puiforcat was a soldier, Member of the French foreign legion, Poet and silversmith. His works carries on the traditions of the Empire silversmiths of a century before. Marked Jean Puiforcat to base, with assay marks and company mark to rim. Perfect. Height 78mm. 73mm diameter.
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Circa: 1840
Price: $1,650
A rare Hobart made full Australian cedar dumbwaiter, the lower shelf now missing the timber gallery. Well turned stretcher. Faded colour, old finish
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Circa: 1840
Price: $350
A rare Tasmanian colonial period painting Kauri pine kitchen mantelpiece in excellent condition. Overall size 147 x 147cm x 17 deep shelf. opening size 90 cm x 125cm high
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Circa: 1820
Price: $2,900
An elegant Viennese pier mirror, with parcel gilt and ebonized columns, gilt metal mounts in the form of musical trophies. Well figured mahogany veneers, original polish and mirror.
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Circa: 1840
Price: $330
A rare rosewood and brass cased complete set of drafting instruments, with two blue velvet lined trays containing numerous ivory mounted drafting tools, with extra curve patterns etc. Veneer losses to edges. By the esteemed Elliot of High Holbourn, London.1835 -1849.
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Circa: 1830
Price: $2,200
A fine quality, large English William IV period mahogany chest of drawers. Lovely patina and well carved Grecian brackets to the frieze.
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Circa: 1830
Price: $950
Original casters, newly recovered in Laura Ashley blue ticking
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Circa: 1830
Price: $1,700
Mint original condition. UK origin & with old BADA label.