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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: 1870
Price: $350
With later layers of paint, the plaster with horsehair binding. 630 x 520 x 80mm
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Circa: 1806
Price: $8,750
A fine and totally original Regency period single action harp with original gilding and penwork of Musical Muses to the soundboard, in excellent and potentially playable condition
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Circa: 1840
Price: $3,300
A rare, small, Anglo Indian campaign chest, with brass bound corners, original detachable feet and cabinet top with original slide out trays. The sunburst carving (surijmaki) carving indicating the item possibly from Bombay. Teak.
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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: 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: 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: 1825
Price: $850
Of camphor wood bound in brass and green leather, with carrying handles to the sides. Engraved owners plate to the lid 'Mr Barker'.
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Circa: 1840
Price: $2,000
A fine and well painted example, in the original hardwood frame
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Circa: 1840
Price: $3,000
A very rare Chinese reverse painting on glass, of a married Chinese woman showing her breasts.
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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: $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: 1880
Price: $12,500
A finest quality signed Kinkozan Japanese vase. Height 37cm
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Circa: 1500
Price: $640
A very unusual terracotta Mataban type jar decorated with lug handles with applied face masks. Probably Indian, 14th - 16th C. Height 43cm
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Circa: 1500
Price: POA
An extraordinarily rare pair of whale ribs of the southern right whale, the largest mammal. The edges of the ribs with evidence of cut marks from stripping the flesh off by a whaler. Bay Whaling finished in the Derwent and Tasmania in 1896. With modern dating techniques it is reasonable to assume that the animal was about 500 years at the time. Length of each rib 3 metres.
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Circa: 1810
Price: $350
A rare French or Arghangelsk fretted bone double needlecase. Length 10cm
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Circa: 1760
Price: $600
A rare pair of gilt bowl facetted stem cordial glasses. English c1760
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Circa: 1970
Price: $3,800
A pair of very decorative tall, two fold screens, hand painted in tole - peinte, on silk of exotic birds in Chinese landscapes, after the manner of Chinese export wallpaper panels. Acquired from Colefax & Fowler, Chelsea Antiques Fair London, c. 1970. Height 280 cm, each panel (x4) 92 cm. They are very flexible, forming one continuous screen or a pair of corners, or a pair of separate screens. Some minor losses to edges of paint
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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: $950
Good patina, with well turned front legs.
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Circa: 1830
Price: $3,400
A fine quality and very original pair of polescreens in solid Brazilian rosewood, with the original 'sublime' watercolours of views in the Swiss Alps.
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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: $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: 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: $850
Original unfaded condition
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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: 1810
Price: $8,750
A fine English Regency period secretaire bookcase in mint original condition: glass, handles, keys, waxed finish and good patina. The glazing of 'pagoda' form
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Circa: 1820
Price: $650
A nice country made oak, tin bound oval wine cooler.
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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: 1920
Price: $300
Preserved in alcohol, mounted in glass and chrome
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Circa: 1820
Price: POA
On lion paw feet, with cast lion mask handles and finely fitted interior. SOLD
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Circa: 1840
Price: $2,750
A rare full cedar collectors cabinet with original finish and good patina
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Circa: 1990
Price: $8,500
A fine quality Regency style circular dining table, made by Paul Kenny of Classic Chairs, from an original c. 1805, entirely of the best mahogany, with forged steel brackets to the sabre legs and sand cast brass hardware. Diameter 6'.
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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: 1830
Price: $4,750
A very fine quality set of cast bronze chimney ornaments, comprising a single brule parfume burner and an ensuite pair of double light candelabrum. Probably by Messenger of Birmingham.
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Circa: 1830
Price: $2,500
A handsome example, the back and legs taken from designs by George Smith, published in 1826.
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Circa: 1950
Price: $350
A rare pair of drawings of a man and woman, showing skeletons and flesh