19th Century Antique Furniture

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Exceptional, French, Art Nouveau period bureau plat
Item No. 1174
Exceptional, French, Art Nouveau period bureau plat

In solid, carved walnut; with five conforming drawers; have writing surface inset with decorative, gilt-embossed leather blotter, each side with tirets (additional pull out writing surfaces), the whole delicately sculpted with flowers and other vegetation and resting upon four slightly cabriole legs. Circa: 1890, L'ecole de Nancy.
Pair of French, Faience, covered jars (pilgrim flasks)
Item No. 1170
Pair of French, Faience, covered jars (pilgrim flasks)

Each one depicting cherubs blowing horns and riding fantastical beasts on a blue background. The sides flanked by rams head masks. Nevers, France. 19th century.

Signed: Antoine Montagnon

12¾" high
Large, Important, French cache pot
Item No. 1167
Large, Important, French cache pot

Manufactured by the royal porcelain maker, Sèvres, in painted and gilded porcelain with gilt bronze mounts for the last French King, Louis Phillippe (r. 1830-1848).

The interior bears two stamps, the first having the King's monogram (LP) and the date (1844), and the other bearing the mark for "Château des tuileries", the royal residence where the piece was to be displayed.

14" in diameter by 12" high
French, Louis XV style, marquetry-inlaid bureau de pente
Item No. 1166
French, Louis XV style, marquetry-inlaid bureau de pente

Inlaid with a combination of exotic woods, including walnut, Brazilian rosewood, satinwood, and birdseye maple; having a fall-front, which opens to reveal a writing surface and interior drawers; the whole resting upon four cabriole legs with bronze d'ore ornament.

In the manner of Hache (Grenoble, France). 19th century.

38¾" wide by 34¼" tall by 19½" deep
Pair of Italian, Neoclassical period Torcheres
Item No. 1163
Pair of Italian, Neoclassical period Torcheres

Painted and parcel-gilded adorned with acanthus leaves, ram's heads, pateraes, and garlands, resting upon claw feet. Circa 1810-1815.

64" high by 13" diameter
Italian, Renaissance style refectory table
Item No. 1162
Italian, Renaissance style refectory table

In solid, carved walnut; carved on all four sides with gadrooned edge; the top inset with leather writing surface; the whole support vigorously carved with acanthus leaves and caryatids. Rome, circa 1825.

57" wide
French, Art Nouveau period, giltwood and composition mirror
Item No. 1160
French, Art Nouveau period, giltwood and composition mirror

With original beveled glass. Circa 1890.

66" high by 42½" wide
French, Louis XVI style, gilt-bronze Bouillotte lamp
Item No. 1159
French, Louis XVI style, gilt-bronze Bouillotte lamp

Having three lights with ram's head motif and pierced base. Circa 1900.

30½" high by 18" diameter
Pair of Restauration period gilt-bronze and patinated bronze sconces
Item No. 1156
Pair of Restauration period gilt-bronze and patinated bronze sconces

Each having two lights with winged putti holding cornucopia. Circa 1830. Not pierced (not electrified).

14" tall
French, Neoclassical style lamp
Item No. 1153
French, Neoclassical style lamp

In gilt bronze and patinated bronze with a winged putto (cherub) holding two candelabra above a square plinth base elaborately cast in bronze d'ore.

Attributed to Henri Picard, who was established in Paris, 6 rue Jarente from 1831 to 1839 and then 10 rue de la Perle from 1840 to 1864. Picard worked on Emperor Napoleon III’s apartments at the Louvre Palace.

Second half of the 19th century.


23" high by 13" diameter
French, Louis XVI style, gilt bronze and alabaster mantle clock
Item No. 1139
French, Louis XVI style, gilt bronze and alabaster mantle clock

Delicately cast bronze, crowned with two seated cherubim, one holding grapes and the other a triangle; the clock's face surmounted by a Bacchic mask, flanked by ram's heads and ornamental, flowering trees; the whole mercury gilded and liberally adorned with acanthus leaves and resting upon an alabaster base and highly stylized, toupee feet.

First half of the 19th century.

13" wide by 14" high
French, Louis XV style correspondence box
Item No. 1137
French, Louis XV style correspondence box

Embossed and gilt tooled leather ornamented in fleur de lis motif having a metal clasp. 19th century.

12¼" high by 7" wide by 7" deep
Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table
Item No. 979
Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table

In solid, carved walnut having cabriole legs ending in pied de biche (deer feet) and reversable top, one side (shown) with marquetry inlaid board for checkers, the other in green felt suitable for card playing. Removing the top reveals an inset, marquetry-inlaid backgammon board. The whole delicately carved. Late 18th or early 19th century from Nimes, France.
The Birds of North America & Studer's Popular Ornithology (two volumes)
Item No. 1134
The Birds of North America & Studer's Popular Ornithology (two volumes)

Columbus, Ohio: Jacob H. Studer & Co., 1878. In two volumes. Folio. Illustrated with 160 plates (119 color lithographic plates in first volume and 41 tinted lithographic plates in second volume), with tissue guards. Full gilt-lettered and decorated black morocco; spines gilt; inner dentelles gilt. Spines, edges, and joints slightly scuffed; internally clean. Ex-library with book-plates on front paste-downs and call numbers in pencil on title-pages; plates free of all markings.

This comprises The Birds of North America and Ornithology: or, the Science of Birds.

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.
Pair of French, Regence style sconces
Item No. 1133
Pair of French, Regence style sconces

In solid, gilt bronze, in the form of stylized cherubim, each having two lights. Circa 1850.

20½" high
Pair of French, Louis XV style canapés
Item No. 1128
Pair of French, Louis XV style canapés

In solid, carved giltwood. One of the period (mid-18th century), the other later (19th century). Each having six legs elegantly carved with shells, acanthus leaves, and pomegranates.

Created for le Château de Dampierre, a castle in Dampierre-en-Yvelines, in the Vallée de Chevreuse, France.

45" wide by 35" high
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



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