the oval top above a plain frieze apron all raised on deep-brown stained cluster column supports ending in bun feet; all joined by a shaped lower stretcher; excellent antique condition with refinished surface
each painted with joyous spontaneity successfully mixing the dreamlike and the realistic featuring three beach scenes with dramatic skies and figures scurrying around beached boats; signed 'Ritter' lower left; excellent condition; professionally framed; Laszlo Ritter was a self taught impressionist painter. The Hungarian uprising in 1956 precipitated Ritter's bid for freedom and safety in England at age seventeen. Ritter spent his early years studying the Masters and learning their techniques.
each well-rendered artist's study depicting grasping hands and a foreshortened foot; very nicely detailed; unsigned; excellent condition with minor discoloration to paper; new deep brown lacquered wooden frames and fillets with acid-free matting
the openwork backrest consisting of three pointed arches above a caned seat flanked by down-scrolled arms; raised on bamboo cluster supports joined by cross stretchers; caning intact; frame structurally sound with some movement; overall patina and wear commensurate with age
each half-round top with cross-banded border above a conforming central cabinet and upper drawer; raised on tapered rectangular legs; professionally refinished; small veneer replacements, ht. 33 1/4, wd. 37, dp. 18 7/8 in
The exuberantly carved openwork crest composed of dramatic interlacing C-scroll motifs with floral and foliate elements cascading down the sides; all surrounding the original beveled mirror plate within a relief-carved molding; warm patina and rubbing to water-gilded surface; with some professional repairs to frame