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Miniature European village scenes of houses, 19th c.

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1282369

Miniature European village scenes of houses, 19th c.
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Ruyi Studio San Francisco
415.990.3524


 

A pair of oval miniature watercolors in original brass frames dating to the late Romantic period (circa 1850), depiciting houses in an old European walled village. One picture is of a tall house with multiple rooflines and attached buildings which is raised on a citadel with sentry posts and supported by stone buttresses, likely a medieval castle, now a house, with typical later accretions and embellishments. The other depicts a tall house with a high chimney, a sloping main roof and built int ...click for details


French, Second Empire, Neo-Classical, Bronze Hat-stands

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Bronze: Pre 1900   item# 593340

French, Second Empire, Neo-Classical, Bronze Hat-stands
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Ruyi Studio San Francisco
415.990.3524


$680.00 

French; Second Empire (circa 1852-1870). These are two French Bronze hat-stands in the Neo-classical style, their design inspired by ancient Roman candelabra and the First Empire style of Napoleon I. With an aged, dark bronze patina and subtle traces of the original gilt (ormolu) decoration, the bases were each cast as one piece in the form of triple lion paws in the Classical style. The slender columns, decorated with scrolling vines, attach to their bases with a collar, screw and plate inse ...click for details

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