A pair of Italian silverplate baroque altar prickets later fitted as table lamps. Baluster stems with paw feet and putti motif. The bases are three-sided. Wired for U.S. electrical standards with dimmer switches, 40-100W bulbs recommended. Silk shades, 20"L x 14.5"W x 13"H. Overall height of lamps with harps, 48"H. Minor tarnish.
19th C French antique still life with roses and fruit. Oil on Canvas in a quality gallery gold frame. Signed lower right. Canvas size: 18" x 24" overall framed size 30ʺW × 1ʺD × 24ʺH. W Good antique condition wear commensurate with age, 2 old minor repairs.
A beautiful pair of Chinese export famille rose vases with exquisite intricate hand painted motif of birds and flowers both in excellent condition. Measuring approx. 10 inches tall.
Vintage Chinese watercolor of horses under a tree in the manner of Xu Beihong circa 1930s. Presented in cream colored matting and a gilt wood frame. Image size: 5.75" x 8" framed 12.5ʺW × 1ʺD × 15ʺH. Wear commensurate with age, some minor staining on edges.
Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was a Chinese painter born in Yixing, Jiangsu province. He was primarily known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds and was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the 20th century
Beautiful original vintage oil painting titled "Monterey Sunset" signed lower right S. Halls and titled and dated on verso 1931. Presented in the original gilt wood period frame. Canvas size 14"L x 22"W overall framed size 19" L x 27" W Minor touch ups to sky and wear to frame.
Fine Early 19th Century New England area Hepplewhite style Federal sideboard. Mahogany veneer with what appears to be chestnut secondary wood. Exquisite gilt brass rosette pulls, notched cross banding inlay, reeded columns with turned legs, and a unique & quite large bin like center drawer flanked by a cabinet door to the left and a large drawer to the right, as well as 3 standard drawers. An exceptional and timeless sideboard, in traditional early American taste.
Vintage charcoal drawing of a female nude, presented matted and in a 19th C carved antique-gold frame. Image size: 24" x 18". less
Dimensions 28.5ʺW × 2.0ʺD × 34.5ʺH
Jozef Israels, Dutch fisherman"s wife at the beach waiting for his return. A beautiful impressionist painting oil on canvas signed lower left measuring approx. 14 x 18 inches in excellent condition.
Jozef Israëls, (born January 27, 1824, Groningen, Netherlands—died August 12, 1911, The Hague), painter and etcher, often called the “Dutch Millet” (a reference to Jean-Franƈois Millet). Israëls was the leader of the Hague school of peasant genre painting, which flourished in the Netherlands between 1860 and 1900. He began his studies in Amsterdam and from 1845 to 1847 worked in Paris under the academic painters Horace Vernet and Paul Delaroche.
Israëls first tried to establish himself as a painter of Romantic portraits and conventional historical pictures but had achieved little success when in 1855 ill health compelled him to leave Amsterdam for the fishing village of Zandvoort, near Haarlem. That change of scenery revolutionized his art: he turned to realistic and compassionate portrayals of the Dutch peasantry and fisherfolk (e.g., Waiting for the Herring Boats, 1875). In 1871 he moved to The Hague, and he often worked in nearby Scheveningen.
Besides oils, Israëls worked in watercolours and was an etcher of the first rank. His later works in all media express a tragic sense of life and are generally treated in broad masses of light and shade. His painting style was influenced by Rembrandt’s later works, and, like Rembrandt, Israëls often painted the poor Jews of the Dutch ghettos (e.g., A Son of the Chosen People, 1889). His son Isaac (1865–1934), also a painter, adopted an Impressionist technique and subject matter and had some influence on his father’s later work.
Beautiful original antique portrait of a elegant Young Woman with her Jewelry. Watercolor and gouache signed lower right. Matted and framed image size 5" x 7" overall 12 x 15.
Offered is an exquisite antique German Dresden porcelain urn with finely painted details with gold trim and ram head handles. Dimensions 8.0ʺW × 7.0ʺD × 15.0ʺH Condition Excellent
A fine early 19th century miniature cabinet by Alphonse Giroux possibly a salesman sample. Finely carved in excellent condition partial label on reverse. Measuring 19 inches tall by 10 1/4 inches wide and 5 deep. A fine example of this famous French furniture makers work. Biography, François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (died May 1, 1848, in Paris) was a French art restorer and ébéniste .He studied painting under Jacques-Louis David, and founded an art restoration business near the end of the 18th century. He was the official restorer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and collected and exhibited art by Louis Daguerre, Charles Marie Bouton, Charles Arrowsmith, Charles Renoux, and others. As well as restoring art, his business made and sold furniture in various styles for the French royal family and others. He is also known for constructing the daguerrotype cameras designed by Daguerre.
Carmel Cottage Garden by William Constable Adam (1846-1931), signed lower center. Known as "Professor" Adam, he specialized in views of the Monterey area such as sand dunes, cottage and garden scenes. He was born in England and studied in Paris. Moved to California in 1894 to Pacific Grove Monterey. Member of the Boston Art Club; Glasgow Art Club His work is in the Silverado Museum St Helena, Santa Cruz Museum; and Monterey museum Ca. Canvas size 16"L x 20"W. in the original arts & crafts era frame.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) Oath of the Women from Lysistrata Bloch 267-272. Original pencil signed etching from the deluxe edition of 100 signed etchings.
Printed by Roger Lacourière (French, 1892–1966)
Date: 1934 Medium: Etching
Dimensions: plate: 8 11/16 x 5 3/4 in. (22.1 x 14.6 cm) sheet: 15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (38.4 x 28.3 cm) Condition is very good some minor staining and foxing very slight minor surface creasing.
A fine antique Chinese export tea caddy with original compartment containers in excellent condition one foot in back replaced. measuring approx. 9 x 7 x 5 inches.
Beautiful English walnut lowboy with elaborate decorative inlay. Three herringbone inlaid, cross-banded drawers with brass hardware, and a compass rose inlaid top over elegant Queen Anne legs.
33" L x 22" W x 30" H
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A original Camille Pissarro pencil drawing figural drawing sketches initialed lower left and signed and dated 1890 lower right, Framed in a quality hand carved silver gilt framed image measuring approx 8 x 11 inches. In good condition some wrinkling of the paper and a small puncture in the top edge, Provenance Mackay Gallery London and Bonhams San Francisco.
Camille Pissarro (10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Pissarro studied from great forerunners, including Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. He later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style at the age of 54. Pissarro is the only artist to have shown his work at all eight Paris Impressionist exhibitions, from 1874 to 1886. As a stylistic forerunner of Impressionism, he is today considered a "father figure not only to the Impressionists" but to all four of the major Post-Impressionists, including Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.
One of the rarest colors ever on an American Standard Stratocaster "Razz Berry", which made its only appearance in the Oct 1 88 price list, and was dropped by the time the '89 price list was printed. Also noteworthy, this finish wasn't available on the American Standard Strat, only the "Plus" model, but was fairly common on the HM Strat from this era. The Plus model first appeared in 1987, within a year of the first American Standards, the earliest was Nov '86. Many people incorrectly identify these as 1984 models due to the "E4xxxxx" serial numbers. The fact is, the only American Strats being produced in '84, '85, and most of '86 were the USA Vintage Series, which had the serial number on the neck plate. Any "E4" serial number you come across is an late '86 at best, but most are '87 and '88, and even a few '89's. The Plus was a souped up American Standard, with an $849 retail price that was $200 higher. It has a bunch of upgraded parts, most notably a trio of gold Lace Sensor pickups, which produce almost no hum and are non-magnetic which means no magnetic string pull and, thus, longer sustain. Another innovation is the TBX (Tone Bass Expander) control for the middle/neck pickups which looks like a regular tone knob but underneath the guard it's a stacked pot - with a center detent, it works like a tone control from "5" to "1", and TBX from "6" to "10". You'll notice the headstock which has the bold silver logo of the era but...no string trees, which aren't necessary due to the staggered height Sperzel tuners. The Sperzels are excellent tuners and unlike vintage tuners you don't need to wrap the string around the tree. Just insert the string through the tuner post and cut it as close as you want - once you screw down the back it's locked into place and usually tunes to pitch in around 1/4th revolution of the post. Another innovative feature is the "tilt adjust" neck, in use since the early 70's, with access through the neck plate. With an Allen wrench you can adjust the neck angle; a great improvement removing the neck repeatedly until you find a shim with the perfect thickness. In place of the stock nut this model used an Wilkinson roller nut (later models used an LSR with bearings) which reduces friction over the nut and helps maintain tuning stability. This model is outfitted with the Schaller locking strap pins, which made their debut with the '83 Strat Elite. Although not used in 1988, later models also included a "Tremsetter" inside the trem cavity, which is a spring-loaded device that prevents de-tuning if you break a string. About this guitar: Extremely clean - a true closet classic that looks like it was played for a month or two and then put away. The frets are as clean as the day they left the factory. There are no buckle scratches and no major flaws anywhere. I would rate it around an easy 9.5 since it's amazingly clean. Also, at 7.6 lbs., it's definitely on the light side for an American Standard era ('86 - '99). If you're a collector of different colored Strats, the most rare are Tanqueray Tonic, Graffiti Yellow, and Razz Berry this would be a valuable Stratocaster in any condition due to the rarity. Includes case and trem arm
An original oil painting on board by Cecil C. Bell signed lower center and on reverse. Measuring 22 x 30 inches. The painting of a New York nocturne featuring a Westside cowboy of the The New York central line. West Side Cowboys were employed by the City to ride in front of street-level freight trains and wave pedestrians out of the way. This was the City’s stopgap measure to stop the carnage on what was known as “Death Avenue.” The Cowboys were phased out after the High Line was built, raising train traffic to the third story of industrial buildings.
Bell was born in Seattle, WA in 1906, and he later moved to Staten Island, NY. It was in New York City where he found the inspiration for his work, the city and its people, focusing on daily life subjects.
He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League with John Sloan. Exhibition venues include the Corcoran Gallery, Museum of Modern Art and the Tacoma Art Museum.