19th Century Antique Furniture

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Quajar Silver and Gold-Overlaid Steel Helmet (Dahl) and Matching Shield (Khula Khud)
Item No. 1125
Quajar Silver and Gold-Overlaid Steel Helmet (Dahl) and Matching Shield (Khula Khud)

The helmet in the form of a peacock, incised with floral details, with inscription-filled cartouches around the rim, a sun-boss to the forehead; the shield with a central sun-formed boss with facial features, with inscriptions-filled cartouches around the rim.

Persia. Early 19th 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.

helmet: 13" diameter; shield: 18¼" diameter
Pair of large, Baroque (Louis XIV) style torcheres
Item No. 1122
Pair of large, Baroque (Louis XIV) style torcheres

In solid, carved giltwood. Of balluster form decorated with stylized acanthus leaves and grotesques (male figured masks). Inscribed "LA MARECHALERIE (...)/Avenue (...) PARIS FRANCE" 19th century.

56¼" high by 18½" diameter
Set of four Art Nouveau period lithographs on fabric
Item No. 1121
Set of four Art Nouveau period lithographs on fabric

Depicting The Four Seasons. Signed by Czechoslovakian artist Alphonse Mucha. First Series. Circa 1896.

37" high by 21" wide
French, Restauration period chandelier ('lustre d'alcove')
Item No. 1115
French, Restauration period chandelier ("lustre d'alcove")

Of small dimensions having five arms. In solid, gilt bronze. Circa 1835.

27" high by 14" diameter
Italian, neoclassical style, alabaster pedestal
Item No. 1114
Italian, neoclassical style, alabaster pedestal

19th century.
Pair of French, Empire period, bronze d'ore candelabra
Item No. 1111
Pair of French, Empire period, bronze d'ore candelabra

In patinated and gilt bronze.

Circa 1810.

4" wide by 4" deep by 20½" high
French, Louis XV style, barometer and thermometer set of large dimensions
Item No. 1107
French, Louis XV style, barometer and thermometer set of large dimensions

In solid, carved giltwood. The barometer signed Torricelli, the thermometer signed Réaumur. 19th century.

57" high by 8" wide
Japanese, gilt wood Buddha figure
Item No. 1100
Japanese, gilt wood Buddha figure

Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base set on a tiered plinth, the hands held upward in the lap, the eyes downcast in a meditative pose under tightly curled hair and a domed ushisha, dressed in layered robes left open at the chest, al before a solid madela. Edo Period, Japan.

13" high
French, Neoclassical style, bronze d'ore gueridon (end table)
Item No. 1097
French, Neoclassical style, bronze d'ore gueridon (end table)

With painted marble top, the design inspired by the original paintings of François Boucher, with tripod base centered by an urn. 19th century.

28" high by 18" diameter
Very fine, English Regency period, rosewood and brass-inlaid center table
Item No. 892
Very fine, English Regency period, rosewood and brass-inlaid center table

With original tilt-top mechanism, giltwood acanthus leaf and faux rosewood grain stem, and unusual square plinth (base) resting upon four bronze winged claw feet. Attributed to George Smith, circa 1805-1810.
French, Louis XVI style bronze d'ore chandelier
Item No. 1095
French, Louis XVI style bronze d'ore chandelier

Having six arms extending from a central stem ornamented with flowers, the whole surmounted by a crown. 19th century.

29½" high (45" with chain) by 18" diameter
English, George IV period, giltwood and upholstered confidante
Item No. 803
English, George IV period, giltwood and upholstered confidante

In solid, carved giltwood. Of serpentine form with four seats, the whole resting upon casters. Circa 1825.

58" diameter by 38" high
French, Restauration period mantle clock
Item No. 1082
French, Restauration period mantle clock

Of large scale, in gilt and patinated bronze; Flora, a minor Roman goddess of spring, flowering crops, and sex sits atop the whole, her foot resting upon a seashell as she holds a cornucopia in one hand and an olive branch in the other; the base chased with a frieze of infant musicians.

Circa 1814-1822.

25½" high by 16½" wide
Assembled set of seven, Austrian, Biedermeier dining chairs
Item No. 1086
Assembled set of seven, Austrian, Biedermeier dining chairs

In solid, carved walnut with fan backs and matching green upholstery. From Vienna, First Biedermeier period, circa 1815.

37" high by 19" wide by 20" deep (with small variations between chairs)
Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum
Item No. 1083
Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum

In solid, carved limestone depicting horned lions. Trapezophorum were used as pedestals and supports for tables and benches. 19th century, Rome.

19" high by 8" wide by 8½" deep
Italian, Regence Period, gilt and polychrome-painted six-panel screen
Item No. 950
Italian, Regence Period, gilt and polychrome-painted six-panel screen

Inspired by the designs of Claude III Audran, "La Serie des Douze Mois" (The Twelve Month Series"). The frames vigorously carved in silvered wood; the panels 18th century the painting refreshed in the 19th century; each decorated in green grotesque style on gold background depicting zodiac signs and mythological gods.

109" high by 168" wide
Very fine, Empire style, gilt-bronze, sixteen light chandelier of large dimension
Item No. 881
Very fine, Empire style, gilt-bronze, sixteen light chandelier of large dimension

Hand-chased. 19th century.

64" high by 40" diameter
Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats
Item No. 1036
Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats

In solid, carved giltwood. First quarter of the 19th century.

The curule seat was first used by the Ancient Romans to denote political or military power. It was adopted by later European rulers, including Napoléon Bonaparte.

38" wide by 21" deep by 29" high
William IV period, carved mahogany recamier
Item No. 538
William IV period, carved mahogany recamier

In solid, carved mahogany, curvilinear in form, with Neoclassical elements including cornucopia and paterae (circular or oval ornament resembling a dish, often decorated with leaves and petals. Commonly seen in a frieze in architecture or on a corner block in furniture), the legs of umbrella shape ending in casters. Circa 1835.

84" wide by 35" high by 26" deep
Pair of very fine, Regency, giltwood benches
Item No. 944
Pair of very fine, Regency, giltwood benches

In solid, carved giltwood, each with outscrolled-ends and a seat covered in cream silk damask by Brunscwhig & Fils, with paneled friezes applied with oak leaves and acorns, on incurved legs with lion's paw feet, the underside of each inscribed 65.1137 B and 38584.

Probably Northern European, circa 1810.

Provenance: Acquired from Partridge, London, 21 November 1990.

Each bench is 30½" high by 65" wide by 19½" deep



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