A lacquered wood and hardstone embellished four-panel table screen
The black lacquer ground covering the wood core of each panel painted in gilt with landscape motifs surrounding figures, rocks and architecture worked in various colored stones and mother-of-pearl (chips, wear to lacquer).
13 3/4 x 47 1/4in (35 x 120cm)
Provenance: from The Family of Lester Knox Little, late Inspector General, Chinese Maritime Customs Service, acquired in China prior to 1949
Pair French 18th century Louise XV pier mirror, gilt and painted on wood, 40" high, 15" wide, 1 1/2" deep, with carved low relief gold fluted decorated frame on top of the very nicely faded pale green and gray color patinated painted background. Mirror plate is one(1) piece with blackened spots(picture shows horizontal line near the bottom area which is reflection of the room background), and backing is original wooden boards with square steel nails...
Federal Gilded on Wood Pier Mirror or Looking Glass, 53" high-top crown, 27" wide-top maximum, 24" wide-side, with thin mercury darkened original mirrored finish plate mainly, except upper mirror plate maybe replaced long time ago, relief decoration of Eagle in the center between gold balls attached hanging from the top, and original wooden backing boards in the back. There are some missing gilt specially lower center area but condition is good overall.
Rare Signed American Tea Caddy in mahogany, of rectangular form with a sloped lid opening to a divided interior and retaining a paper label with makers name and a date of 1863.
8.5" x 4.5" x 5.75" tall
Fine Antique English Carved Oak Letterbox with slotted, hinged top and carved on three sides and lid with cherubs, bowl, birds, figures and foliate decoration. Circa 1870.
H-9 1/2", L-13 1/2", D-7 ½”
An absolutely gorgeous hand carved French casket with fruitwood, rosewood, and satinwood marquetry. The detailing throughout the whole casket is excellent with the inside lid also featuring marquetry. The inside of the box is lined with dark blue velvet and has a lovely lift-out tray. Ideal for jewelry, the box still has its original key and the lock works. In excellent condition with a beautiful rich warm patina, it measures 11.5 inches by 7.25" and 4.75" high. Circa 1980-1910...
Antique American Late Federal Octagonal Tea Caddy in mahogany; the hinged top with satinwood stringing and banding opens to an interior well with a “floating” lid. Circa 1830 (see #5036 for another by the same unknown maker)
An antique Tibetan ceremonial drum with vivid motifs of large peony flowers,clouds and scenes from mythology.
Peonies are symbolic of honor, affection and prosperity.
The clouds are in the form of the linzghi, a long living mushroom and the symbol of immortality/longevity.
On one side the scene depicts two scholars.
On the opposite the scene depicts to people playing chess.
The bodyof the drum is made of wood covered with yak hide...
An antique Tibetan ceremonial drum with vivid motifs of large peony flowers,clouds and scenes from mythology...
A gold-lacquered covered box of rectangular form with silver mounts and an inner tray. Its exterior is sprinkled with minute gold-lacquered flakes highlighting hibiscus flowers on leafy stems. The luxuriant flowers are arranged asymmetrically and detailed with aogai, silver hiramaki-e and kirikane. Its Inner tray features lotus flowers and foliage in gold and silver hiramaki-e on a kinji ground, the Interiors embellished with nashiji lacquer...
American Victorian Picture Frame (circa 1875) of exceptional quality with a faux grain outer border, an ebonized inner border and a patterned gilded fillet. The finish appears to be original, the gilded fillet is original with typical wear. All of the miter joints are tight. 28 1/4" x 32 1/4" Overall,
21 1/2" X 25 /2" Sight, 22" X 26" Rabbet, 3 1/4" Deep, 3 1/4" Wide.
We have many period frames of varying sizes, styles and materials. Please Inquire...
Early 19th C. book box with glass panels and wallpaper trim. The title reads, May Queen but the Y in May is rubbed so you can't see it. The box is tiny, just 2 3/4" tall and is 2" front to back and is 1" deep. The glass has no chips or cracks and there are no repairs and the paper hinge is still intact. A very nice very tiny book box circa 1830-40.
This is a stack of assembled graduated opposing fingered pantry boxes in original paint. The boxes range in size from very small red box 3 3/4" to bottom green box that is 5 1/2" across. From the bottom, the second box up, a blue gray green has a uneven rim edge on the cover and the blue box just above it has a horizontal line crack on the back rim of the lid. There are no blow outs and other than obvious wear on paint the are in good condition. I will be glad to send more pictures...
This is a beautiful second half of the 19th century Mirror directly inspired of the Louis XVI era more or less a century earlier. It is consisting of an impressive pierced carved cartouche depicting the classical Louis XVI patterns such as foliage and tied ribbon with the classical quiver of arrows and torch highlighting the recessed frame surrounding the original mirror. The frame is accented with raie de cour friezes and tiny beads...
A small, silver-mounted cloisonne jewel box executed in very fine wirework. On the lid, the focus is upon a multi-colored flower in graduating hues of blue, white, pink and yellow on a burgundy enamel ground. The interior is lined in red velvet. This charming cloisonné box is in mint condition with no chips, cracks, dents or restoration. Ando studio mark on base. Diameter: 3.25" Late Meiji/Taisho Period, Japan
Sully Silver Leaf frame, with plaque for "Victor Dubrevil".
Dimensions Approx.: 8 1/4" x 24" x 2 1/4"
Carved and Gilt Lely Frame of English origin.
Dimensions Approx.: 18" x 22" x 4.5"
Notice the oval panel motif.
Dimensions approximately: 9" x 12.5" x 7"