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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.

Items for Sale

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Circa: 1810
Price: $6,750
Of the highest quality, in Rouge Royale marble, with ormolu mounts, gridiron compensating pendulum, enamel.chapter ring and fourteen day 1/2 hour striking movement.height 54 cm
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Circa: 1760
Price: $450
15x12mm. 15ct gold mount.Rome, c1760.
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Circa: 1860
Price: $1,100
A good large forged estate gate, in strong workable condition. Width 2900mm x 1290 mm high
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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: 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: 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: 1840
Price: $700
A beautifully carved example.
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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: 1820
Price: $750
Of rare form, supported by Atlas holding the world, the tea urn with original steel infuser, lid and leather washers.
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Circa: 1910
Price: $120
A previously unrecorded Australian ordered, English made, plate with a transfer print of the ill fated Tasmanian Beaconsfield gold mine. Mint.
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Circa: 1910
Price: $490
A very practical, well patinated and stylish table.size 83cmx53cmx 72cm high
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Circa: 1920
Price: $150
Rare, with original rings. Diameter 67cm
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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: 1830
Price: $380
Copper plate engraving after the painting by John Hoppner. David Pitcairn was a famous Scottish surgeon, (1749-1809). Original rosewood frame. Framed size 37x43cm
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Circa: 1900
Price: $4,500
A very large, Turkey rug, in excellent unfaded condition. The fringes lost, but otherwise excellent.ex Owston Collection Size 9 metres x 3.8 metres
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Circa: 1815
Price: $750
In mint untouched and unrestored condition, with the gilded verse in a rose garland mons, "L'amitie jour L'offre". Height 12cm
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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: 1830
Price: $1,000
An extraordinarily original design, of the highest quality, with original green silk.English, of the rare timber, goncalvo - alvez.Height 130cm
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Circa: 1840
Price: $350
Mint condition, with applied drab anthemions
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Circa: 1880
Price: $110
With electroplated mounts and liner.
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Circa: 1909
Price: $375
Of heavy quality, by James Dixon. With Sheffield sterling hallmark for 1909.
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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: 1805
Price: $350
A fine French Napoleonic period turned boxwood powder flask, in the form of a powder keg, with French inscriptions to the front and base, dated 1805. Height 19 cm.
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Circa: 1800
Price: $750
With fine military trophies to the interior and exterior.Made on the Thames Prison hulks and the prisons of Dieppe, of coloured cut straw. Rare to find this quality and condition.230mmx180mmx110mm high
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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: 1825
Price: $1,000
A rare pair of Scottish Regency dining chairs in mahogany, identical to the chairs supplied in cedar to first Government House Hobart, in the 1820s.
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Circa: 1830
Price: $1,000
Good patina, with well turned front legs
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Circa: 1840
Price: $150
A Victorian chamber pot for a lady.
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Circa: 1890
Price: $140
Anglo - Indian, with ivory mounts. Size 160x145x75mm
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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: $5,950
Of beautiful quality, form and patina. With original mahogany slide out trays and keys. Size 120cm wide x 56cm deep x 212cm high
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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: $975
In mahogany with Greek revival decoration to back, on sabre legs. Original drop in seat. Old British Antique Dealers Association export label.
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Circa: 1810
Price: $650
A rare setting for 12 ivory mounted old Sheffield plate fruit knives and forks, contained in the original red Morocco leather fitted case.
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Circa: 1820
Price: $425
A most unusual and stylish example. Size 39x29x29cm.
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Circa: 1820
Price: $2,200
Original gilding and excellent condition. Size 990mmx 580mm
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Circa: 1810
Price: $1,250
A handsome Greek revival form tea caddy, the interior with original inner caddies and cut glass suger bowl. With fine gilt brass mounts and in lovely original condition.
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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: 1815
Price: $12,500
A superb quality English Regency period secretaire cabinet. With brass inlaid concave base, on well carved lion paw feet and Grecian buttresses. With a finely fitted secretaire drawer. The superstructure with the original grilles, silk, keys, galleries and gilding to the ormolu mounts.
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Circa: 1820
Price: $3,400
A fine English Regency period overmantel / landscape mirror in original condition. Probably by Thomas Fentham of London. Size 140 x 90 cm
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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: 1830
Price: $2,750
A handsome Grecian drawing room table, in mint original condition, with the very rare original fitted scarlet wool merino case cover.size 137cm diameter x 71cm high
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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: 1820
Price: $7,500
A nicely faded Scottish Regency period sofa table with elegantly shaped sabre leg base.
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Circa: 1846
Price: $350
Kings pattern, double struck, mint condition, by leading early Victorian London silversmith George Adams.
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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: 1845
Price: $275
A rare drawing room 'tuffin', originally upholstered in pleated silk, the carcass of Kauri pine, with blackwood feet. The form illustrated in pattern books from 1833. Size 440x440x400mm high
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Circa: 1870
Price: $650
A good quality English Victorian period mahogany folding dressing screen, with decoupage in mint condition. Size 180x 153 cm high
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Circa: 1860
Price: $350
With brass makers plaque of Pexton & Pexton of Birmingham, inventors and manufacturers. With original rails and later spring frame. For mattress size 180x 192cm
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Circa: 1880
Price: $275
Excellent original condition, of large size, some staining to edges. Size 230x190x130mm
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Circa: 1840
Price: $1,500
Apparently acquired from.a Hobart plaster making family in the 1970s, it would date to c1840. Many coats of paint. Height 72cm
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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.