each well-rendered painting depicting mounds of cherries and raspberries in bowls on a black ground; in period gilded frames; newer mattes and gilt fillets; vibrant and clear colors; rubbing and patina to gilding
the oval tray with rolled lip centering a painted and inlaid floral bouquet within outer foliate perimeter bands; raised on a later ebonized faux bamboo stand; wear and patina to tray; professionally cleaned
the well-figured round top with an inlaid laurel-leaf and interlaced ribbon perimeter border; above a plain frieze apron with inlaid beading; raised on graceful splayed legs joining a lower shelf; excellent antique condition; professionally refinished
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