Fit for royalty! A beautiful pair of whitework embroidered twin bed sheets. These are in excellent condition - no holes, rips, pulls or stains. Intertwined rose swags embellish the finely woven linen and decorate a sumptuous 36 inch turn back. Size is 102" x 72".
This is a beautifully sculpted and hard to find second half of the 19th century mirror made from an exquisitely patinaed walnut by the end of the Napoleon III era boasting an impressive pierced embellishment depicting a magnificent Angel surrounded by flowers and branches with leaves upon an intricately carved Basilisk, typical of the Greek mythology and often used during the Napoleon III period, most of the time in architecture...
44" high and 22" wide. Presume top glass panel to be replaced and held eglomise panel but not necessarily.
Provenance: Estate of Yolande Fox, Georgetown, Washington, DC
14" x 10" x 24" Stand custom made.
This is a beautiful and intricately embellished Mirror made by the middle half of the 19th century and directly inspired of the Louis XVI era more or less half seventy five years earlier, boasting an impressive pierced carved floral cartouche centering a lovely medallion, highlighted with tied ribbon and draperies and flanked by flower filled vase finials standing upon the elegant gadrooned frame surrounding the original mirror...
10.5" wide, 12.5" x 11.5" high.
This is a very interesting pair of Lion Shaped Bookends from the end of the 19th century originally coming from the former French colony of Gabon (This latter became independent in 1960 as most of the French colonies in Africa). Each is sculpted from a single piece of Okoume wood (typical from the era, which is soft and easy to sculpt with an original reddish tan) and highlighted with eyes, teeth and claws made from bones. Minor scratches and dents can be seen due to the age. Books not included...
Fine Italian Mirror, late 18th C. Original backboard.
Estate of Yolande Fox, Georgetown, Washington, DC
An exeptional rosewood tea caddy with heavy cast brass handles and brass cast feet in casket form with shaped lid and lock. The edges are possibly yew wood. The interior is fitted with removable hinge lidded compartments with a round center for mixing bowl which is not included. Though tea caddy displays beautifully it has a couple of flows, the first of which is a gap in the lid toward the right as you face it...
An elaborately ornate brass frame with rococo features surrounding rectangular inner frame. Retains its original velvet backing. The frame leans on a gated pole. Very good condition, but the backing is frayed or discolored in scattered areas.
Dimension: 16 1/2" x 12 1/2"
A fancy ornate brass oval frame having trefoil cartouches with leaves and edged with beading encircle the mirror held up by easel stand whose stretcher is detached from the frame. However the stand is still most functional. The frame is a very elegant reminder of a lost craft. Please note that we have painted out the glass mirror - not to hide anything other than the photographer.
Dimension: 18" h
Sophisticated elegance oozes from every pore of this gilt brass mirror framed with rococo and neoclassical motifs. The highlight is the extraordinary and highly detailed visage in high relief at the top center of the mirror. The glass is beveled with an arched top. A ring is attached at the top rear for wall mounting.
Condition is superb with the exception of a minor amount of silver loss on the left edge. We have photo edited the glass portion of the image to remove distracting reflections...
A fine pair of Rococo style antique brass mirrors with elaborate openwork foliate frame surrounding an inner frame with c-scroll and bar motif. The inner frame exposes 9 /14" x 7 1/4". A gate leg stand props the frames. The frames are unmarked but we surmise that they are 2d quarter 19th C. French productions. Many similar frames are available in iron, but these cast brass frames are a prize. Although finding one is a treat, a pair is a special one...
This is a beautiful beginning of the 20th century Mirror Trumeau, directly inspired of the Louis XV era, more or less one hundred and fifty years earlier, boasting an impressively embellished frame combining acanthus and floral patterns, surrounding both the upper oil on canvas painting depicting a romantic scene and the serpentine shaped mirror below. Note minor scratches and dents can be seen on the frame as well as minor dark spots on the mirror due to the age. Circa date 1900...
Antique George III Oval Tray in mahogany having a scalloped edge and staved sides with two brass bands,
English, late18th/early 19th Century
21.5" x 13" x 3.5 tall
A pair of black papier mache wine bottle coasters, each beautifully hand painted with a colorful bird within a red and gilt cartouche. The form is quite rare, with more common versions made of silver or silver plate. Because of the date, and the quality exhibited in these, it is quite probable that they were made by Jennens and Bettridge (fl. 1815-1864), the English firm most respected for this type work.
The coasters are 6 1/4" in diameter and 1/2" in depth...
Oval wooden plaque decorated with a group of Tarantella dancers, in the marquetry work typical of Sorrento, Italy. Originally used as an ornament on the lid of a box, a souvenir of an Italian journey in the late 19th century or around 1900. Width "6¼/ 16 cm, height "4/ 10,5 cm. Condition: some wear (cf pics)
An olive wood box, the lid decorated with an oval panel depicting an Italian couple, in the marquetry work typical of Sorrento. Late 19th c or around 1900. On the front is written Bellagio, meaning that the box was sold in this lovely resort by Lake Como as a souvenir. Width "8½/ 22 cm, height "2¾/ 7 cm and depth "6/15,5 cm. Condition: fine, except for the small key which is best left unturned, since it is difficult to maneuvre.