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All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : French : Pre 1920 item #1246781
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From our European Collection, a very fine and elegant Vernis Martin style corner display cabinet, late 19th/early 20th century, probably French. This piece features a three-quarter gallery with a red velvet lined interior (original interior), and inset on the top with a lovely piece of reddish brown marble (also original), nicely veined with whitish / cream colored striations. There is a top frieze applied with fine metalwork consisting of gilt-bronze / dore bronze tassels and foliate scrolls, ...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1837 VR item #1246910
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From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, a stunning Early American classical carved mahogany sofa, Philadelphia School circa 1815-1825. With wonderful clean lines, masculine yet very elegant, and with a fantastic grain/burl to the wood, this is a great example of early American craftsmanship from the early days of this then, still rather young country. Upholstery is new of course, executed in a red background with golden starburst motifs that really make the piece "pop," but does so in a...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Pre 1900 item #1260365
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From our European Collection, a stunning Napoleon III gilt bronze mounted boulle marquetry and ebonized "bureau en pente," or slope top writing desk, dating to the third quarter of the 19th century circa 1865-1885. This fantastic and nearly pristine example of boulle work features a rectangular top surmounted by a pierced brass gallery, set above a boulle inlaid slant front desk cover that opens to several drawers and pigeon holes above a larger scalloped drawer. This desk is raised upon gilt b...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1900 item #1260366
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From our European Collection, a beautiful, large, and imposing Renaissance Revival gilt pier mirror, third quarter 19th century circa 1875-1895, ex-Bonhams. From the collection of the famed Harry Denton, San Francisco California.

Size and Condition: Height including support base 92 inches; width 52 inches. Superb condition, probably re-gilt. Currently on corporate loan to a private restaurant enterprise in San Antonio, Texas: Please inquire for availability.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : British : Pre 1900 item #1260938
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From our European Collection, a very fine oil on canvas by British painter William Robert Symonds, signed and dated 1875. Symonds, who lived from 1851-1934, was a genre painter known for touching scenes of people and animals, and most often of small children in random snapshots of everyday life, where he captured well their innocence and curious musings. His works are carried by several UK- based institutions, most notably the Colchester and Ipswich museums, and in his day, he was often exhibit...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : British : Pre 1900 item #1261257
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From our European Collection, a large and very finely painted 19th century oil on canvas, English School, depicting Mary Queen of Scots bidding farewell to her followers on her way to the gallows in 1587.

Courtesy of Wikipedia: Mary, Queen of Scots (7 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and Queen consort of France from 10 July 1559 to 5 December 1560.

Mary, the only surviving ...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : German : Pre 1920 item #1262889
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From our European Collection, a fine and quite large oil on canvas of a seated gentleman, by Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl 1855-1932. The painting here signed but undated, but most likely 3rd quarter 19th century, and likely no later than 1920. The following information courtesy of Wikipedia:

Gaugengigl was a German-American painter and engraver who worked primarily in the United States. He specialized in portraits and historical paintings. His father (also named Ignaz) was a teacher w...

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Early : Pre 1900 item #1343362
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From our European Collection, a very large and finely carved oak Prie Dieu, late 18th - early 19th century, probably Belgian/Flemish or possibly French. This Prie Dieu has a very well executed carved central panel, and is unusual for its size and overall workmanship. A dramatic statement piece for an elegant environment.

Size and Condition: 88 inches tall, 34 inches wide, 30 inches deep. There are random age related stress cracks and rubbing, but no significant losses. The piece shows its...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1344481
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From our European Collection, a very fine historical oil painting on canvas by Robert Alexander Hillingford (1828-1904) entitled "Charles X of Sweden after the Battle of Pultova." Signed lower right "R. Hillingford". Inscribed on the back on an old fragmented paper label as follows: "Charles X ** Sweden/after the B****e of Pultova/"Twas after dread Pultovas day"/"When fortune left the Royal Swede"/"The wounded Charles was forced to flee"/--------- Surrounded by the faithful few"/--------Let non...
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Pre 2000 item #957719
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From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, a stunning and massive alto-relief sculpture in bonded sand by American contemporary art legend Bill Mack.

For those who have followed the American Contemporary Art Movement over the last 20 years or so, Bill Mack needs no introduction. For those unfamiliar with his work, Bill Mack sculpts in what is referred to as “alto-relief,” which is a variation of bas-relief but incorporates even much greater depth and three dimensionality with portion...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #1260368
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From our European Collection, an absolutely marvelous Victorian sterling silver two-handled oval serving platter by Mappin & Webb, London, 1897, fully marked, with superb chasing and casting featuring floral scrolls and phoenix, open-work gallery lions, basins and ancient mask heads, and with curled serpents for handles. An extraordinary tour de force in silver workmanship, definitely one of the finest trays of its type we have encountered in awhile.

Size and Condition: 30 inches wide a...

All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Stone : Pre 1910 item #1200227
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From our European Collection, a fine late 19th-early 20th century carved marble bust of Madame Recamier, modeled after the original by Joseph Chinard circa 1801-02, which was previously on display at the Getty Center Los Angeles, where the museum description read as follows:

"Coyly looking down, Madame Recamier holds a veil across her chest. The sheath both demurely conceals and reveals her breasts. Sculptor Joseph Chinard cleverly compensated for the artificiality of the bust form by el...

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1252918
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From our European Collection, a very fine English oak refectory table, late 18th / early 19th century, hand-tooled from solid plank timbers and iron nails, using rustic style hand-carving for design motifs, and with crossbar support on the bottom. This piece has great natural patina to the wood that gives it wonderful character in addition to the charm of its obvious Olde Worlde masculine feel. An excellent example of this style of table making. Can be used as a dining table, work desk, display...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #936822
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From our Japanese Collection, a large and attractive pair of bamboo carvings, late Meiji - Taisho Period, depicting a continuous battle scene of fighting samurai, with some on horseback and some on foot, all well-carved and with a good patina. This pair makes a strong decorative statement. There are several age splits to the base of each piece, ranging from a half inch to an inch long, but none threaten the structural integrity. There is one larger split, however, to the top of one piece about 2...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1033398
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From our Southeast Asia Collection, a large and classic 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok from Pagan, of well- known and documented form, constructed of wood that is first lacquered in black, and then covered in successive layers of cinnabar-colored lacquer called hinthabada. Over time, through use and handling, the cinnabar lacquer wears off to reveal the black lacquer base underneath. The negoro effect here is not as pronounced on this piece as it is on our other recently posted hsun-ok (see item ...
All Items : New Century : Folk Art : Pre 2000 item #1029352
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From our World Handicrafts Collection (Ex-Asia), a charming hand-carved mirror frame from Cuzco Peru, sister city of the famed Macchu Piccu ruins. The wood used here is an indigenous Andean softwood that has been very skillfully carved in Spanish Baroque style, not uncommon since Peru was colonized by the Spanish in the 1500's and Spanish architectural influence still pervades their culture and crafts. The mirrored glass was installed later in the States. A lovely and unique gift item.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1045062
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From our Japanese Collection, a good Meiji Period (1868-1912) imari lobed dish, executed in traditional palette using iron red, orange, blue, green, and gilt on a white porcelain body, depicting a stylized chrysanthemum head motif in the center well, along with dragon, phoenix, and floral motifs in the border reserves. An unpretentious but well-made traditional example.

Size and Condition: 8 3/8 inches in diameter. Some light wear to gilding in the center, heavier wear to the gilding ...

All Items : New Century : Folk Art : Contemporary item #936201
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From our World Handicrafts Collection (ex-Asia), a handsome painted wooden box from Veracruz, Mexico, depicting various flora and fauna including birds, butterflies, and parrots, rendered in green against a black background, all crafted upon a wooden body. A charming piece of authentic Mexican handicraft and a lovely gift item.

Size and condition: 15 3/4 inches wide, 8 inches tall, 7 1/2 inches deep. A few nicks.