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All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1178736 (stock #375)
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This is a fine quality Grand Tour bronze of Narcissus done after the antique found in Pompeii in 1862.This one is signed G.Nisini Roma.They were one of the best foundries in Rome.He has a great antique green brown type patina to look as if he had just come out of the ground.This was a popular casting before and around the turn of the century...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1900 item #1126758 (stock #358)
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This is a scarce Civil War era engraving by John Sartain after a painting by G. Schussele. It was printed in 1864 and was a popular print during the war. This is a proof print on thin paper laid down on a rag paper backing originally.This is in the best condition we have ever seen this print in. No stains or spots at all. I do not think it was ever framed. We have matted it in a cream colored mat which is 20 1/2 by 25 1/2
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1900 item #1106928 (stock #352)
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This is a nice original 1851 engraving titled Mexican News by Richard Caton Woodville.It was done for the Art Union Lottery which put out a engraving yearly during its existence.The image is 18 1/4 by 20 1/2 + large margins. We have it matted to 23 by 26 inches.The image is in very nice clean condition...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1950 item #1158004 (stock #368)
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This is a nice colored etching by the well listed artist and designer Leon R. Pescheret.He had a studio in Whitewater Wi. for a number of years and produced a large body of work.His etchings are in the collections of quite a few major museums.Plate size is about 9 by 12 + margins. Currently in its original 1942 silver frame which is 17 by 20. It is matted but I see no mat burns. The print is in excellent condition and color.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Iron : Pre 1900 item #1165069 (stock #369)
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This is a interesting cast iron sculpture by the well known Animalier sculpture Christophe Fratin 1801-1864. He was one of the first French artists to do sculptures of animal subjects.He was banned from the Paris Salon from 1843 to 1850 because his animal sculpture was considered to radical.This piece titled Lion en Trainant un Sanglier (Lion Dragging a Boar) was created in 1849...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Charcoal : Pre 1910 item #1172732 (stock #374)
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This is a large and rare charcoal drawing by Arthur Burdett Frost 1851-1928. It is titled Point of Honor. On the margin of the drawing are the words Point of Honor...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1900 item #1170474 (stock #372)
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This is dramatic original 1864 engraving of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation was published by Lucius Stebbins.After a painting by H. Herrick and engraved by J.W...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1920 item #1165076 (stock #370)
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This is a nice large original bronze of a pair of hunting dogs by Thomas Francois Cartier 1879 1943. The French title is Cheins De Chasse.It is 15 inches tall by 16 inches wide. This was cast in 4 parts. The head and tail of the lower dog are cast individually and are just a bit loose. The rich dark brown patina is in fine condition. Cartier is most well known for his feline figures. He only did a few dog groups.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1105173 (stock #351)
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This is a wonderful large 26inches tall bronze by the well listed French sculptor Ernest Rancoulet. It is titled Repousser De La Renaissance and it is a figure of a Renaissance armourer at work.This is pictured in Berman's books on bronze sculpture.He also made a small version of this man as a silversmith.Little seems to be known about Rancoulet other than he was from Bordeaux...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1960 item #1068205 (stock #344)
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This is a great large 11 1/2 by 25 sight size original gouache illustration by Bill Griffith for the September 1954 issue of Sports Afield magazine.It is titled Life In a Moose Pasture. Griffith did quite a few covers and illustrations for Sports Afield in the 1950's. This is framed in a simple black frame with thin gold stripes and is 18 by 31 inches total size.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Print : Pre 1900 item #889192 (stock #305)
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This is a unusual large allegorical chromolithograph of Young America during the Civil War.I believe he is dressed in the style of the Zouave outfits.The print is by Sarony Major & Knapp of New York who were one of the best lithography firms in the country.This litho would date to the beginnings of the civil war.It has never seen the light of day till know as we found it in a section of a large scrap book which seems to have been a job book for the Sarony co.This is a large print measuring 21 by...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #798413 (stock #296)
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This is a rare cast Bronze plaque by the Metallic Compression Casting co. of Boston Ma.This co. was the 1st to make bronze hardware for buildings. Some of their door knobs have sold for over $4000.00.They started in the 1870's. I believe this plaque is from the 1870's or 80's. The quality is fantastic with very crisp detail. I presume this was some form of show piece or a advertising piece. Condition is excellent with a nice deep brown patina.Size is 11 by 8 3/4 inches
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : Italian : Venetian : Pre 1960 item #765921 (stock #290)
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This is a nice example of a Venetian glass figure of a male dancer.I believe him to be from the 1950's from the quality and the use of cased glass.He stands 12 inches tall and is in perfect condition. A nice heavy amount of gold in the clear glass.I do not see to many of these at shows or shops anymore.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #906172 (stock #308)
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This is a bronze bust of CAESAR AGUSTUS.It is signed by the maker BENEDETTO BOSCHETTI ROMA. He lived from 1820 to 1860 and is well listed with a large number of bronzes in the art price guides.I could only find one comparable in size of Marc Antony and that one realized $2900.00. He did this bust in at least two sizes.Ours is the smaller version at 11 3/4 inches tall.This is in nice original condition with no dings or scratches.A nice example of a grand tour item!
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #920881 (stock #310)
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This is a very nice Victorian cottage style paint decorated bedroom set.It is in a unusual gray and blues color scheme.I found this years ago in northern Pa.It is signed in pencil on the rails Trout Run Pa.The condition is quite good for a paint decorated set.The bed is 83 inches tall and 80" long on the out side. Inside space is 75 long by 54 wide...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Maps : Pre 1900 item #1038056 (stock #338)
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This is a original 1865 map of Manhattan done by Egbert Viele...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1030297 (stock #337)
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This is a lovely gold and silver open work and engraved ring of European origin.The oval center stone,set in a yellow gold bezel is surrounded by 4 single cut Diamonds and numerous small faceted Rubies in a scrolling design. There are no markings on the shank. Ring size is 7 1/2 to 8 and the ring top is 7/8th by 1 inch. The ring sits nicely on the hand. We believe this to be a Victorian era ring.Purchased From a New Hampshire estate auction of people who traveled abroad.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Original Posters : Pre 1930 item #992385 (stock #321)
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This is a wonderful graphic early 1920's French travel poster signed by the artist Maurice Foussaint. La Bretagne Pittoresque Lannion Escalier de Brelevenez...