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ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS A Pair of Derby Bowls English c. 1820. A beautiful Neoclassical pattern: gilt anthemions with painted designs in the Imari palette plus unusual lilac floral detail. These shallow bowls are perfect for display in stands. Good condition, with some wear to the gilt bands, especially the gilt rims.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS Brass box French, c. 1840, with an exquisitely detailed convex Louis-Phillippe medallion on the hinged lid. The body of the box has an ivy garland top border with bead and reel detail at the bottom. The interior is lined in red velvet, in excellent condition.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS Cachepot French, silvered brass, c. 1890. The body of the cachepot is covered with a delicate repoussee rose garland guilloche motif. A fitted glass liner is permanently attached within.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS Brass on copper tray American, , c. 1860 the surface covered with engraved foliate designs
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS Gilt brass repousse decorative flourish Mid 19th c.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS Model cannon early 20th c. This metal toy cannon is also a charming decorative object.
ART Daumont engraving of Versailles Daumont was an 18th century Parisian engraver with a shop in the rue St. Martin. He is well known for his series of panoramic architectural views of Paris and the series depicting the gardens of Versailles from which this one, #45, c. 1760, comes. Framed.
ART Curtis engraving A charming engraving, -Strawberry Botanical- #63, c.1788 or 1796, attractively framed.
CASE FURNITURE Mahogany dressing table English, late 19th c. A graceful and well-thought-out design with 3 oval beveled mirrors, the two side mirrors pivoting to provide side views. Drawers and mirrors have attractive inlaid stringing throughout.
FIREPLACE Andirons 19th c. A fine pair of brass andirons that combine the turned globe elements typical of English andiron designs with a flat scrolled strapwork foot. The bold brass ogee curve back to a smaller finial is a particularly nice detail.
FIREPLACE English fire tools ca. 1810. A fine set of firetools with finely turned brass handles on polished steel.
LIGHTING Pr. painted & gilt porcelain lamps French or German, late 19th c. These are vases that were turned into lamps in the first half of the 20th century. They are hand painted in fine detail, and the floral compositions on each are entirely different. Mounted on attractive copper and brass bases. With shades.
LIGHTING Gilt bronze bouillotte lamp French, mid-late 19th c. A very fine example ornamented with deeply incised Neoclassical details typical of the Napoleon III period. Brown painted shade with gold rolled edges.
LIGHTING Brass lantern/sconce with scrolled hanging arm, late 19th c. The lantern arm mounts to the wall with a handsome shaped backplate. It was designed for a candle, later electrified. This lantern was made in Hong Kong for the English export market. Hong Kong was a British colony from 1842 till 1997.
LIGHTING North African or Turkish brass lantern 20th c. Bell shaped with various pierced designs down the body and a stylized figurine at the top. This fixture will provide light from the open bottom while casting patterns on ceiling and walls.
LIGHTING Painted and gilt lamp Italian, mid 20th c., painted in two shades of grey. Sold with shade.
LIGHTING Wrought iron chandelier/lantern 20th c. This six arm chandelier has attractively branched arms and nice hand-wrought details like the flared ends of each scrolled piece. Slightly opaque wavy glass with an amber oculus veils the light from the central bulb within the body of the lantern.
MIRRORS American, grey mirror with gilt laurel compo mid 19th c. This painted mirror features a wonderfully bold and very nicely executed laurel leaf bolection molding.
MIRRORS American, red glazed gilt compo late 19thc. A pretty flowering vine motif lies on a stippled ground. The edges of the composition ornament are shaped to simulate a ribbon.
MIRRORS Dutch style brass repouss� mirror late 19thc. This mirror features a five paneled beveled face under a Baroque style pediment. The repousse motifs include flowers, bead and reel, and strapwork. The design of this piece draws on 17th century precedents.
MIRRORS American oil gilt compo mirror with basket weave and morning glory motifs. The outer layer of decoration with its scalloped edges evokes a ribbon.
MIRRORS Small painted Louis-Philippe arch top mirror Small painted Louis-Philippe arch top mirror
MIRRORS American gilt compo frame, with low relief acanthus detail late 19th c.
MIRRORS Small carved oval frame Late 19th c. Covered completely in delightful detail, combining naturalistic detail, typical of the finer 'Black Forest' carving. Vines and animals, with texture and beading.
MIRRORS American gilt and silver gilt compo mirror or picture frame late 19th c. Deep construction.
MISCELLANEOUS FURNITURE Doll's bed American, mid 19th c., turned wood, fine proportions, nice light patina
SEATING Windsor chairs American, 19th c., child size. Painted light blue, with various degrees of paint loss/patina, these small chairs, three in all, are wonderful pieces of American folk art, charming in and of themselves, and sturdy enough to be used.
SEATING: Chairs Slipper Chair American, late 19thc. Carved of walnut, this diminutive, low chair may look unusual, but it is quite comfortable, makes great fireside seating. Especially nice carved finial detail.
SEATING: Chairs French Bergere, walnut, late 19th c. A fine example of its type, carving is crisp, and proportions, on the small side, are very attractive.
SEATING: Chairs Pair French Louis XVI Style Chairs Early 20th c. Very stylish, this pair of chairs has meticulously carved beading all around the square back and seat rails. The front legs have a bell flower pendant at the top of all four faces.
SEATING 17th c. Style Armchair walnut, 20th c. This is a very nice reproduction of a type of chair found in 17th c. England, France, Spain and Italy. The quality of carving belies its relatively recent origins, and it has good color and patina to match. The design is based on a type marked by long, low arms, accented by acanthus, the structure supported by carved and shaped stretchers below the seat.
SEATING: Settees French Louis XVI style settee c.1880. Painted in two shades of grey, this elegant settee is accented by finely carved details which include rosettes, gadrooning on the crest and extensive use of beading and water leaf.
SEATING: Settees Italian Louis XV style settee, Late 19th century. Walnut, with parcel gilt detail, this stylish settee has great lines and great depth of color to the wood. The carving is refined and the motifs beautifully executed.
SEATING: Settees Large gilded Louis XV style settee probably Italian, late 19th c. A very stylish settee that can seat three to four people. The down seat and the buttoned back make this piece extremely comfortable. The carving is crisp and subtle, the gilding in good condition, but with wear and patination that add to the beauty of the piece.
TABLES American mahogany card table c. 1850. In a style that draws directly from French Louis-Philippe furniture, this table is stylish enough for a front hall console table, but with its top that swivels and flips open, can be also be still used as a card table.
SEATING Pair French Louis XVI style chairs, ca. 1850-1870 Of exceptional quality, these fauteuils en cabriolet embody the delicacy and sophistication of the best carving of the period. Water leaf, acanthus bound fascia and beading ornament the shield backs, floral and foliate detail grace the arms, beading and bead and bell flower band the seat rails. Even the stop fluting of the legs is articulated in bell flowers.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS A six panel Spanish leather screen, embossed, gilded and painted ca. 1870. This magnificent screen can be used as a single unit or split into two screens of three panels each. Each domed panel is bound by top nailed leather, upholstered on the back in cranberry damask. The bold and colorful painted imagery includes a number of different exotic bird species, scrolling foliage, exquisitely executed flowers and a blue drapery motif swagged across the top of each panel.
CASE FURNITURE Period Louis XV French oak commode ca. 1740-50. A very fine three drawer commode, the front carved with low relief asymmetrical rocaille, gracefully set within a symmetrical framework of carved panels on each drawer. The details of the carving mark a transition between the rigorous balance of the earlier Regence period and the freer organic forms of the Louis XV period. Paneled sides flare out slightly at the back. Well executed old restorations to the scrolled feet.
LIGHTING Three armed gilt bronze Louis XVI style sconce Early 20th c. Spanish made. Just rewired.
LIGHTING French gilt bronze sconce. Late 19th century. Very fine quality Neoclassical design, exceptionally crisp and refined detail, with husk swags falling from the solid backplate, and three arms. Just rewired.
FIREPLACE A pair of polished steel and brass andirons A very fine pair of polished steel and brass andirons, late 19th c., probably French. Elegant in their simplicity, the design plays vertical against scrolling forms.
LIGHTING Italian Torch�re Lamp A very fine Italian torch�re lamp. This beautiful mid 19th c. torch�re was made for a large pillar candle, and has just been wired for use as a floor lamp. The carving and turnings are exuberantly executed and retain the original water gilding, in good condition, with some painted relief detail. The lamp exemplifies the fervor for good Renaissance revival carving and decoration felt in Italy and which was very influential abroad during this period.
FIREPLACE A pair of American wrought iron andirons ca. 1900, with lovely pomegranate tops, and other scrolled and twisted details.
MISCELLANEOUS FURNITURE An American blanket chest An attractive and large pine blanket chest with an unusual domed top, raised on bracket feet, the whole exterior boldly grain painted like walnut, with wear and patination. Handles on the sides, built in lid prop.
MIRRORS A painted and gilt Louis Philippe mirror An American version of a classic French design, painted in two shades of grey with a worn gilt filet. Original back. This mirror is contemporary with it's French counterparts, ca. 1850.
TABLES An American Sheraton table Constructed of poplar, with nice turned legs, and a single drawer. Early 19th c. Lower shelf added later.
TABLES An American walnut server A serving table with backboard, ca. 1900. A useful and versatile table, on casters for easy moving. The table has a single wide drawer.
TABLES, CASE FURNITURE A French Mahogany Louis XVI style partners desk A handsome Napoleon III design, made in the early 20th century, with inset panels on the sides and on the four drawer fronts, accented by lacquered brass moldings throughout. The fluted column form legs are also accented with brass inlay in each flute and on the capitals and bases of each.
CASE FURNITURE A Fine Continental Four Drawer Commode A very stylish four drawer Continental commode, mid-19th century, principally of very blonde cherry, pine secondary. The drawers are embellished with ebonized stringing, in diamond and lozenge shapes. French in form, the choice of the light cherry wood and the design of the stringing decoration indicate influence from Biedermeier furniture, pointing to the piece having been made in eastern France or in the western parts of then neighboring Austria (now Germany) or Switzerland. Original hardware, an original key and functional locks.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS A handsome English copper and silver pitcher This 19th century pitcher is especially attractive due to the bold contrast of the copper body with the silver details like the crisply defined gadrooning on the rim.
LIGHTING An Eight Arm French Chandelier A finely cast bronze chandelier, c. 1900. The metalwork displays crisp detail, especially visible on the twisted branching arms and the pendant finial. The style is predominantly Louis XV, with some details showing the influence of 17th century design (the fruit garlands, cartouches and shell forms) visible on the canopy and shaft.
LIGHTING An American Desk Lamp With wonderful details of finial drops, acanthus and beading. Of cast copper, with traces of brass plating. Just re-wired.
MIRRORS A Gilded American Mirror Ca. 1860. The gilding has traces of age, but remains bright and in overall excellent condition.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS A Scottie Dog Doorstop An early 20th c. cast iron dog with a crusty old black paint surface.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS,LIGHTING English brass 'beehive' candlesticks A fine pair of English brass 'beehive' candlesticks with tight turnings, late 19th century.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS,FIREPLACE American Coal Scuttle A painted metal coal scuttle, late 19th c. with later inchfolk painting inch in green over original painted decoration. White porcelain knob.
SEATING A Trio of American "Fancy Chairs" A set of three faux rosewood grained chairs, ca. 1830. These painted chairs, known as "fancy chairs" were a popular form of decorative seating between 1820 and 1840 in America. Wear and losses to the painted surfaces, but structurally sound. The rush seats are in perfect condition.
ACCESSORIES and DECORATIVE ITEMS Small engraved oval pewter platter A lovely platter with a beaded edge and bands of decorative engraving, retains faint traces of silver. 19th century. English or Continental.
TABLES A George III Pembroke Table A very fine English rosewood Pembroke table, ca. 1785. The top of the table is double banded in harewood and tulipwood, with ebonized and natural boxwood stringing. The condition of this piece is excellent and the abundance of inlaid detail on the top, drawer fronts and legs make it truly outstanding.
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