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 Brustolon (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 Brustolon (1662-1732); excellent condition with ony minor overa
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
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
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.