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
each well-executed plaque of impressive scale depicting a moody forest scene and a tranquil lake setting; all within custom ebonized moulded frames with giltwood slips; excellent antique condition with no chips or cracks to ceramic; minor professional repair to one frame
each carved wood and parcel-gilt corbel adorned overall with lively foliate scrolls; fitted with striking polychromed majolica masks depicting Bacchus, the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility; one blue-eyed, the other brown-eyed; wear and chips to ceramic; overall wear and patina to gilding
this large tapering vessel with applied armorial crests to front and back all flanked by bold lion ring handles; raised on 3 claw-and-ball feet; good patina and antique condition with overall even wear and abrasions; minor split to underside
designed in the manner of Andrea Brustoloni (Italian, 1662-1732) and attributed to the cabinet maker Valentino Besarel; upholstered in russet-colored leather with saddle-stitch detailing; the scrolling open arms supported by well-carved and expressive robed figures all raised on faux carved logs joined by a similar stretcher; Valentino Besarel (1829-1902) was a Venetian furniture maker who was patronized during the second half of the 19th century by the Royal Houses in Europe. Many of his creations were in the style of Andrea Brustoloni (1662-1732); excellent condition with ony minor ove
the tall upholstered back with whimsical pierced crest centering a squirrel flanked by facing lions; with down-scrolled arms flanking a tight seat all raised on turned supports joined by double-baluster stretchers; good antique condition with new leather upholstery; professionally restored with some replacements
centering a triple-baluster column emanating scrolled solid-brass arms with original drip pans; terminating in a large sphere with ring finial; originally candle-lit but now electrified; excellent antique condition with overall even wear and patina; with original 1951 invoice from C.J.