19th Century Antique Furniture

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Decorative full armor with shield in the 16th century style
Item No. 916
Decorative full armor with shield in the 16th century style

The armour etched throughout with scrollwork inhabited by mythical birds, the breast plate with a central crowned eagle 'crest', the shield etched en suite with a central cartouche of St. George and the dragon. European, late 19th century.

Provenance:: by repute, William Randolph Hearst.

70¼" tall
Fine, English, George I style, chinoiserie, fall-front secretary
Item No. 915
Fine, English, George I style, chinoiserie, fall-front secretary

In black lacquer, painted and parcel gilded. Late 19th or early 20th century.
Fine, French, Napoleon III period, black lacquer, gilt bronze, and incised gilt brass table a jeu (game table)
Item No. 813
Fine, French, Napoleon III period, black lacquer, gilt bronze, and incised gilt brass table a jeu (game table)

Opens to reveal original felt playing surface. Circa 1860.

Provenance: estate of Mexican film star Maria Felix.

34" wide by 16½" deep (closed)/33" deep (open) by 30" high
Fine French Empire style bronze d'ore and crystal chandelier
Item No. 906
Fine French Empire style bronze d'ore and crystal chandelier

With fifteen arms. Second half of the 19th century.
Set of six fine, French, Regence style, carved giltwood fauteuils
Item No. 862
Set of six fine, French, Regence style, carved giltwood fauteuils

Each with foliate carved, channelled frame and carved, giltwood entertrotoise (stretchers). Legs terminating in pied de sabots. Each chair applied with a paper label to the underside:

CALIFORNIA PALACE FOR THE LEGION OF HONOR, 21, LINCOLN PARK, SAN FRANCISCO/1958.54/armchair, wood carved, gesso and gilt; upholstered in silk and wool petit-point embroidery/France, style of about 1710/Lent by the W.H. Crocker Estate and with a stencilled label GUERDE/doreur encadreur/45 rue de Bourgogne 45/Paris/meubles batiment a cadres dor/aes Noir met imitation d'…./eatt/aemiation et oxidisation de 10r.

One of six matching chairs shown. 19th century.

Provenance: W.H. Crocker - Accessioned by the California Palace for the Legion of Honor in 1958
Pair of French, Louis XIV style fauteuils a la Reine
Item No. 835
Pair of French, Louis XIV style fauteuils a la Reine

In solid, carved walnut with les os de moutons stretchers, arched back, and foliate scrolled arms. One of identical pair shown. 19th century.

46½" high (at back) by 26" wide
Fine, Italian, Rococo style, polychrome-painted and laca povera bureau bookcase
Item No. 857
Fine, Italian, Rococo style, polychrome-painted and laca povera bureau bookcase

Late 19th or early 20th century.

93½" high by 42" wide by 21" deep
Fine, Napoleon III period, giltwood canapé of large dimensions (meuble de chateau)
Item No. 871
Fine, Napoleon III period, giltwood canapé of large dimensions (meuble de chateau)

In solid, carved giltwood with five cushions in silk damask and two étiquettes (tags) bearing the inscription "PONTOI/ … JUILLET/1872." 19th century.

35¾" high by 138½" wide
Set of twelve, fine, French Restauration, painted and parcel-gilded chairs
Item No. 860
Set of twelve, fine, French Restauration, painted and parcel-gilded chairs

Comprising six armchairs and six side chairs, each with a scrolled, padded back. The armchairs with curved arms terminating in scrolling leafs above leaf-carved scrolling legs and back sabre legs. Circa 1825.

sidechairs: 33" high by 18" wide by 21" deep - armchairs: 37" high by 22" wide by 26" deep
Very  fine, French, Louis XVI style, brass-mounted, dining table
Item No. 858
Very fine, French, Louis XVI style, brass-mounted, dining table

The oval top with three extensions above an apron raised on six fluted, tapering legs terminating in brass casters. In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers. Early to mid-19th century.

29¼" high by 38" deep by 48½" long (closed), 110" long (fully extended)
Italian, Baroque style, painted pine, ten-light Chandelier
Item No. 562
Italian, Baroque style, painted pine, ten-light Chandelier

With circular corona having urn-form finials supporting a tapering round tier cresting in leafage carved scrolling candle arms. 19th century.

51" high (61" tall with canopy) by 41" diameter
Set of four plaster corbels
Item No. 853
Set of four plaster corbels

Cast as praying angels. 19th century.

each 30" tall
Italian, Neoclassical, crème painted and parcel-gilt settee
Item No. 616
Italian, Neoclassical, crème painted and parcel-gilt settee

Late 18th or early 19th century. Rome or Naples.

63¼" wide by 37" high (at back) by 24" deep.
George III period, oval, carved giltwood mirror
Item No. 845
George III period, oval, carved giltwood mirror

With pierced framework carved with rose branches and husk swags amidst s and c-scrolls and surmounted by ho ho birds at the shoulders, centering a tiered scrollwork crest. Late 18th or early 19th century.

62" high by 39½" wide
Very fine, French Regence style buffet a deux corps
Item No. 839
Very fine, French Regence style buffet a deux corps

In solid, carved oak with a Bacchic mask centered over a molded, arched cornice and a pair of paneled doors carved with shells and delicate, scrolling foliage. 19th century.

103½" high by 58" wide by 25" deep
Pair of very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period, giltwood mirrors
Item No. 831
Pair of very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period, giltwood mirrors

With original mercury glass and original giltwood surface. One of identical pair shown. Late 18th or early 19th century.

Provenance: from the collection of Mexican film star Maria Felix La Donna.

82" high by 36" wide
Very fine, Spanish, Neoclassical, flame mahogany and parcel-gilt coiffeuse
Item No. 824
Very fine, Spanish, Neoclassical, flame mahogany and parcel-gilt coiffeuse

The whole resting upon four acanthus-leaf decorated feet; the upper compartment with looking glass of large dimensions between two Corinthian columns resting upon a single drawer; The lower compartment having three drawers, with the top drawer opening to reveal a writing compartment; Circa 1820.

Provenance: Collection d' Ariane Dandois.

82" high by 34¾" wide by 20¼" deep
Restauration period, extending dining table
Item No. 638
Restauration period, extending dining table

In solid mahogany and flame mahogany veneer with fluted, tapering legs above castors. Early 19th century.

Extends to 22' (264" long - seats 22)
Pair of Louis XIV style fauteuils
Item No. 452
Pair of Louis XIV style fauteuils

In solid walnut with the "Les os de mouton" (sheep's horn) stretchers characteristic of Louis XIV furniture. One of these identical chairs was carved in the 17th century while the other was added in the 19th century to complete the pair ("fausse paire").
Venetian, Louis XV style, gilt metal and cut crystal chandelier
Item No. 789
Venetian, Louis XV style, gilt metal and cut crystal chandelier

Early 19th century.

42" high by 30" diameter



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