17th Century Antique Furniture

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Flemish, Baroque period tapestry: La Vie d'Esther ('The Life of Esther')
Item No. 1171
Flemish, Baroque period tapestry: La Vie d'Esther ("The Life of Esther")

Hand woven in fine silk and wool, depicting a scene from the biblical Book of Esther. From Flanders, in modern-day Belgium. Circa 1660-1680.

102" wide by 120" high
Pair of French, Louis XIV period torcheres
Item No. 1169
Pair of French, Louis XIV period torcheres

In solid carved natural wood. The upper elements vigorously carved with acanthus leaves, the central columns, triangular in form, pierced and adorned with male masks, the whole resting on a tripod base having sculpted leaves, volutes and lambrequins. Circa 1670.

Provenance:
  • Sale in Versailles, Palais des Congres, Commissaire-Priseur Jean-Paul Chapelle, March 3, 1968-acquired by Georges Hereil, Paris.
  • 1981: The estate of Georges Hereil, by descent to GG.


66" high
French Louis XIII period Deux Corps
Item No. 1168
French Louis XIII period Deux Corps

In solid, carved walnut, having four elaborately sculpted doors, each one with an allegorical figure centered within a floral medallion representing the four seasons, also having a central drawer with embracing cherubs flanked by winged putti.

The whole vigorously carved with foliate rinceaux design, vegetation and birds and resting on bun feet. Circa 1610-1630.

82½" high by 56½" wide by 26½" deep
Italian, Baroque period, credence
Item No. 1164
Italian, Baroque period, credence

In solid, carved walnut; with two doors, which open to reveal a single shelf; the panels framed in a guilloche pattern; the whole resting upon four bracket feet.

From Tuscany. Circa 1670

61½" wide by 48½" tall by 27½" deep
French, late Renaissance/early Baroque period (Louis XIII) petite deux corps
Item No. 1146
French, late Renaissance/early Baroque period (Louis XIII) petite deux corps

In solid, walnut, exhuberantly carved with grape vines; having original locks, hinges, escutcheon plates, and keys. From Bourgogne, France, circa 1610.

In the manner of Hugues Sambin.

78" high by 38" wide
Italian, Baroque period cabinet
Item No. 1142
Italian, Baroque period cabinet

In ebonized rosewood inset with etched ivory panels depicting frolicking cherubim, having two cabinet doors which open to reveal eight interior drawers above two additional drawers, the whole resting upon four bun feet.

17th century.
Renaissance period coffret (document box)
Item No. 1127
Renaissance period coffret (document box)

Of rectangular form, in solid walnut, having carved floret-framed paneled sides and the façade with carvings of maps and telescopes, the whole resting atop four paw feet.

Early 17th century. Florence.

19" wide by 11½" high by 11½" deep
Iberian Earthenware olive jar
Item No. 1124
Iberian Earthenware olive jar

17th century.

Provenance: The Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Alexander Weddell, Richmond, Virginia. Deaccessioned by The Virginia House Museum to benefit future preservation, acquisitions, and care of collections.

26" high by 23" wide
Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike
Item No. 1112
Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike

Forward leaning and with billowing classically draped garments. In white marble.

Late 17th or early 18th century.

47½" high
Italian, Baroque period, painted slant-front desk
Item No. 972
Italian, Baroque period, painted slant-front desk

Crème painted in scrolled arabesque forms with green, red, and black accents. With two drawers above fall-front lid, which opens to reveal four interior drawers and writing surface. Circa 1700.

43" high by 52½" wide by 24½" deep
French, Louis XIV period marquetry commode of small dimensions
Item No. 1087
French, Louis XIV period marquetry commode of small dimensions

In rosewood having three drawers and original Brèche de Médicis marble. From Paris, France. Late 17th century.

32¼" high by 34¼" wide by 20¾" deep
Spanish, Renaissance period walnut caixa
Item No. 945
Spanish, Renaissance period walnut caixa

The rectangular moulded top above carved panels depicting shell-headed flowering urn flanked by acanthus and divided by scrolled pilasters, the sides carved conformingly, with moulded plinth and scrolled feet, the feet replaced. Late 16th or early 17th century.

30¾" high by 63½" wide by 27¼" deep
Rare, Venetian, Baroque period vitrine
Item No. 1059
Rare, Venetian, Baroque period vitrine

In solid, carved giltwood with red velour interior. Late 17th century.

31½" tall by 42" wide
Rare, Catalan, Baroque period caixa
Item No. 820
Rare, Catalan, Baroque period caixa

In solid, carved walnut with boxwood inlay. Having original hinged top of a single walnut board opening to reveal a partial compartment, the front with a hidden cupboard door opening to reveal three drawers. Late 17th or early 18th century.

25" high by 58" wide by 23½" deep
Fine, Spanish, Baroque period bargueño (vargueño)
Item No. 1014
Fine, Spanish, Baroque period bargueño (vargueño)

Upper compartment having seven drawers inlaid with tortoise-shell, ebony, and etched ivory country scenes and resting upon gilt bronze claw ball feet with pierced, gilt bronze freize. Having original lower walnut and iron folding table. Late 17th century.
Late Renaissance, Spanish credenzia table
Item No. 990
Late Renaissance, Spanish credenzia table

Late 16th or early 17th century in solid, carved walnut on all four sides with two drawers and wrought iron stretcher (restored).

54" wide by 26" deep by 34" high
Fine, Florentine, Renaissance period credenzia
Item No. 955
Fine, Florentine, Renaissance period credenzia

In solid, carved walnut. Early 17th century.

47" high by 59½" wide by 22" deep
Large, German, Baroque period chest
Item No. 912
Large, German, Baroque period chest

In solid oak with domed top, the whole mounted with pierced scrolling foliate strapwork, corner mounts and a large escutcheon. 17th century.

31¼" high by 44¼" wide by 25" deep
Very fine, Italian, Baroque period cassone
Item No. 903
Very fine, Italian, Baroque period cassone

In solid, carved walnut. Late 17th century.

73" wide by 29" high by 22¾" deep
Pair of fine, Spanish, Baroque, wrought iron and brass torcheres
Item No. 884
Pair of fine, Spanish, Baroque, wrought iron and brass torcheres

17th century.

59" tall



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