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Italian Neoclassical Carved Fruitwood Armchair with Leather Seat
4864
circa 1800

the scrolled openwork back with craved green man mask flanked by lively floral and foliate scrollwork above a classical flaming urn flanked by serpent handles; good restored condition with re-glued and refinished frame; refreshed leather seat

Height: 
36"
Seat height: 
19" (arm height: 26")
Width: 
23"
Depth: 
20.5"
$4,850
Available
Rare Set of 15 18th Century Hand-colored Engravings by Famed Botanical Artist Elizabeth Blackwell
5142
dated 1754
Elizabeth Blackwell (Scottish 1707-1758) was the first British female botanical illustrator who also was the first woman to draw, etch and color her own engravings. Blackwell is notable for her publication "A Curious Herbal" in 1735 raising funds to free her husband from debtors prison; new giltwood frames, acid free matting and ebonized fillets; minor overall discoloration to paper; PRICED INDIVIDUALLY
Height: 
22.75"
Width: 
18.75"
Depth: 
1"
$2,200
Available
Large Pair of Roman Rococo Carved Giltwood Putti Harvesting Grapes
60518
mid-18th Century

purchased in Rome in the 1980's, the well-carved chubby winged putti in opposing stances and poised on one foot over a rock-work base; depicting the grape harvest also known as the allegory of autumn (see detail image of Jean-Jacques Lagrenée's 'Putti Harvesting Grapes'); interior image courtesy 'Edward Lobrano Interior Design', NYC; excellent antique condition with overall rubbing to refreshed gilding

 

 

 

 

 

Height: 
37"
Width: 
26"
Depth: 
16"
$12,850
Available
Handsome Italian Baroque Ebonized 3-Drawer Chest
60520
18th Century

likely from the Lombardy region, the rectangular top with canted corners above a conforming body fitted with 3 paneled drawers flanked by canted pilasters and paneled sides; resting on a splayed base over bun feet; some wear to painted surface

Height: 
40"
Width: 
60"
Depth: 
28.5"
$15,900
Available
Pair Italian Baroque Polychrome Painted Credenzas
60516
18th Century

the rectangular top with shaped ends over a conforming case incorporating two long drawers and a pair of paneled doors; raised on rear bracket and front bun feet; the whole retaining original pale-sage painted decoration on an ochre painted ground; originally purchased from Therien & Co., San Francisco; solid condition; overall wear and patina to surface

Height: 
44"
Width: 
59.5"
Depth: 
17"
$24,800
Available
Large Italian Baroque Silver-gilt Rectangular Mirror
60510
early 18th century

the later nine-section mirror plate secured by rosette clips with a bolection moulded frame; the heavily patinated gilt frame retaining traces of original silver gilding; originally purchased from Therien, San Francisco

Height: 
64"
Width: 
47"
Depth: 
4"
$10,800
Available
4985
mid-18th century

fine example of a reverse-glass still life painting with lush floral stems over newly-sliced pomegranates, plump grapes, red cherries and pears with two small hidden birds; exposed section on back with script describing the gifting of the painting to William Schroeder from his Aunt Hickson in 1849. The painting was originally owned by Schroeder's grandfather (Hickson's father), German-born Valentine Schwarz and was described as Schwarz' 'favorite picture'; most-likely the painting was brought from Germany by Schwartz in the 18th century settling in Frederick Town, Maryland

Height: 
13.75"
Width: 
17.5"
Depth: 
1"
$3,450
Available
Exquisite Carved Alabaster Horse On Stand, Rajasthan, Circa 1720
4946
Circa 1720

Originally this piece would have been elaborately painted. It was recovered from a sunken ship after approximately 200 years on the sea floor. The result is this wonderful carving with only hints of the original paint having been washed and softened by the sea; overall even wear; some chipping; small areas of pigment; now on a later stand

 

Height: 
25"
Width: 
29"
Depth: 
11"
$7,500
Available
Robust Italian Neoclassical Ivory Painted and Parcel-gilt Candle Holder
4766
late 18th Century

of cornucopia form with flared candle holder tapering to a scrolled end; adorned with florets and acanthus leaves all over a later ebonized wooden plinth; ex-collection of Michael Taylor, San Francisco; later plinth; overall patina and wear; refreshed gilding

Height: 
22" (top of spike)
Width: 
23"
Depth: 
5.25"
$2,875
Available
A Handsome Northern Italian Neoclassical Inlaid 3-Drawer Chest
4850
circa 1800

of mixed woods with marquetry and parquetry inlay; the rectangular top with large central reserve within a cross-banded border; the body fitted with 3 long drawers with herring-bone veneer adorned with spandrels and imbricated decoration with similarly veneered side panels; the whole standing on tapering legs; rich color and overall  good antique condition with areas of replaced veneer and shrinkage consistent with age and use

Height: 
33.75"
Width: 
45.5"
Depth: 
22.25"
$18,750
Available

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