Six Provincetown photographs, each titled and signed in pencil on the matting; "One of Provincetown’s most colorful and creative artists was photographer John W. Gregory. Born in New York City, he grew up as the son of the city editor for the New York Tribune. After studying with John Sloane at the Art Students League in New York, he took up photography during World War II in Provincetown. His photographs were published by Time Magazine, the New York Times and the Associated Press. Seven of his photographs are included in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.
super good quality with elegant shape and small size, the serpentine parquetry top above a bombé body fitted with 2 oak-lined drawers all raised on splayed legs ending in hoof feet; maker's label 'Auffray & Co. NYC" Auffray's & Co. originated in France in the early 1800's. It established a NYC workroom and showroom on 3rd Avenue in 1941. It later spent 40 years on 56th Street and now resides 200 Lexington Avenue in the Design Building. Auffray produced superb quality French reproduction furniture for high-end department stores such as Gimbels and B.
"Under the Big Top" this very charming sculpture depicting a dynamic circus ring complete with trapeze artist, tightrope walker, trained seal, acrobats, Pierrot-dressed clowns and horses all under the leadership of the ringmaster who looks out to the audience; with two tall tent poles attached with guide wires; overall even wear and patina to surface
Excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks; KöniglichePorzellanManufaktur, or KPM (established 1723) was a fundamental part of the landscape of the European decorative arts in the 19th Century, and was, and still is, one of the most prolific producers of luxury porcelain
great Italian design, the oval mirror having scrolled gilt metal frame, over a wall-mounted demilune console table with glass top above a scrollwork base; excellent vintage condition with overall even wear to gilding