Dutch Village with Children on a Frozen Canal
signed "A. Schelfhout" lower right.
Schelfhout was a painter of animals, animated landscapes, seascapes. He also painted in watercolor and worked as a designer. His father worked as a frame maker at the Hague. Schelfhout was a student of J. Brekenheimer and also studied in the academies in Brussels and Amsterdam. He came to be known as one of the three great landscape artists of Holland, along with B.C...
When you look at an obi like this, you know why the name "Nishijin" is so known. This is a very formal obi, the biggest obi that I have seen, 13" wide and 154" long. Just a perfect piece for the formal dining room.
It is large enough to cover two formal dining room tables. The colors are pastel, very gentle. When this obi was woven, the gold thread was woven in together. Every dot and line that you see in these pictures is the gold thread. It is a thick textile without a thick padding...
This flower basket brooch by Vrba is spectacular, huge and very three dimensional. Verba, who formerly designed for Miriam Haskell, has outdone himself on this one! Composed of glass beads and shimmering amathyst rhinestones placed in a dark metal setting, this brooch is a show stopper when worn. And, it is a treasure for the collector. An astounding 5" high, 4" wide and (approximately) 1 1/4" deep. Signed Lawrence Vrba on an oval plaque.
Paul Emile Chabas (French, 1869-1937)
See Sothebys, New York, 19th C. European Painting Sale of October 27, 1988, for another version of this painting.
Paul-Emile Chabas was born in Nantes in 1869, and died in Paris in 1937. He was the student of Bouguereau and Robert-Fleury...
Beautiful Haskell.Simple of line and simply elegant. Signed Miriam Haskell on the floral clasp and on the attached metal tag. 15 1/4" around with a 3" extension.
This is a very high quality Kyoto Nishijin silk brocade obi, one of the best quality obi that we are currently offering. You may find the same type of designs in newer or even in old obis, but the quality of silk and the fine embroidery would not be the same. I have been always searching for the same obi after purchasing this obi in Japan. The seach is still continued. The originally white color is now aged to a beautiful creamy tan color, excellent condition...
Nice early Roycroft letter holder with tooling around the front edge and in an interior pattern with the corners tooled with Poppies. Measures 5 3/4" wide by 2 1/4" deep. There is a fine original aged patina on this piece. A fine and rare example of this form from the artisans of the Roycroft metal shops. Nice early Roycroft mark and heavy gauge copper.
Wonderful seahorse candlestick hand-forged in heavy bronze by Edward Timothy (E.T.) Hurley in Newport, Kentucky in 1905. Hurley also worked across the river in Cincinnati at Rookwood Potteries as a designer with his pottery pieces commanding premium prices. His seahorse bronze work is rare and highly sought after by arts and crafts collectors. The piece is in original, excellent condition, and hand signed by Hurley and dated 1905. It is 6.75 inches high by 4.75 inches wide at the base.
Unusual Rookwood ovoid vase by Mary Grace Denzler, 1915, with a band of Arts & Crafts roses around the rim. Vase is in a wonderful rose matt glaze patterned in a trellis effect with red roses. No chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. A fine addition for the advanced Rookwood collection measuring 8" by 3 1/2".
Great Roycroft Carl Kipp design bookends with a nice brass wash patina. A couple of old patinated short scratches on the face is the only apology. Both bookends are stamped with the early Roycroft orb and cross mark and measure 5" high by 4" wide.
Great arts and crafts form with a fine Roycroft early dark brown patina in this hammered copper Roycroft bowl. Measures 6 1/2" wide by 3" tall. Roycroft early mark as shown. No scratches, dents or wear. A really great piece of Roycroft quality in heavy gauge copper with nicely hand tooled design. Rare to find in this excellent of condition.
Rare and desirable Stickley Brothers model number 2882 Hall Table with lower shelf and spindle sides. Beautiful quarter-sawn tight grained oak in original finish. The lower stretchers are thru tenoned and pinned through the front and back legs on each side. The base and top are in great condition showing only minor nicks to the legs but no chips. A fine addition to the Arts and Crafts home. Shown on pg. 42 of the Stickley Brothers 1912 catalog reprint...
Super pair of 8"" high Roycroft floraform based candle sticks. Roycroft Old Brass finish with a great original untouched patina. Each candlestick is signed with the middle period Roycroft orb and cross.
This is a great hard to find Tiffany utility box in the desirable arts & crafts pine needle pattern with original perfect brown tiffany glass. No chips or cracks in glass and a wonderful dore’ finish over bronze with no wear to the dore’ finish. Impressed on the bottom Tiffany Studios New York; This wonderful creation by one of the worlds great craftsman measures 4.5x 3.25 x 1.5 inches and would look great on your Stickley desk, Roycroft bookcase or along side your Rookwood & Grueby pottery...
ROYCROFT Hammered Old Brass patina copper Bookends 5.25” tall. Double strap and multiple rivet style with a Roycroft mid period orb. Bookends are in good condition, and have an excellent age patina.
Fine Rookwood trivet tile, 1916, embossed with a pair of stylized birds of paradise in white and blue amongst blue/green leaves. It measures approximately 5 5/8” square and is 13/16” high (from bottom of feet to top of tile). The tile thickness is 5/8”. The Rookwood mark is on the glazed backside with the number 1988. The condition is very fine with only slight crazing on the white sections of the face. There are no chips or hairlines...
ROOKWOOD ""ROOK"" TRIVET with a Rook sitting in tree branches and measuring 6" in diameter. Mint condition. Sharp mold with good coloration. Marked with the Rookwood cipher, "XX1"(1921), and "2349"(Shape #).
Gold plated fringe necklace by Napier. With its faux pearls and its sassy braided fringe, this necklace has personality! 13" long with a 3" extension. Double layer fringe is 1 1/2" and 1" respectively.