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
the serene tonal painting with its limited palette and harmonizing colors depicting an impressionistic, hilly wintry scene; excellent condition; new giltwood frame and fillet; Robb Beebe began his art training in 1910 at the Cleveland School of Art. Post-university studies led Beebe to the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1913, he began using the name Robb Beebe with its unusual spelling. In the 1930's, Beebe worked as an illustrator for the pulp magazine, All Story Love Tales while contributing to Women's World, Collier's and McCalls.
impressed with Rookwood flame mark; the well-detailed deep bowl depicting large overlapping cabbage leaves with flared undulating rim all tapering to a short foot; excellent condition with no chips or cracks;
Rookwood has the distinction of being the first manufacturing company in the United States founded by a female, Maria Longworth Nichols (Cincinnati, OH, 1880) The name was chosen because of the many rooks, also known as crows, on her father’s estate and added “wood” in recognition of Wedgwood