Antique Furniture by Category

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Armoires


Beds


Buffets, Vaisseliers, & Sideboards


Chairs


Clocks & Barometers


Commodes


Corner Pieces


Desks


Bureau Plats


Secretaries


Faience


  • Sicilian, Renaissance style, Faience apothecary jar (Item 1135)
      Second half of the 18th century.
  • Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid) (Item 1113)
      With red decoration, including female figure and acanthus leaves on black background.

      320 BCE. Magna Graecia.
  • Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension (Item 1106)
      Painted with a warrior mounted upon a horse, the handles tightly curled to resemble the volutes on Ionic columns. The colors used in art of this period inspired the painted frescoes of Pompeii two centuries later.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension (Item 1105)
      With classical Greek figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background. A bell krater was an ancient Greek vessel sometimes used for diluting wine with water.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Large, Rennaisance period Hispano-Mauresque ceramic plate (Item 1104)
      Of unusually large size, tin-glazed and gadrooned with plant motifs. The center adorned with a bird in profile, the reverse decorated with concentric lines. From Spain, either Manises, Paterna or Triana. Circa 1550.
  • Ancient Apulian Amphora (Item 1099)
      With classical Greek female figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background, ringed below with Classical Greek key border.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

Fireplace Mantels & Accessories


Garden Accessories & Iron Furniture


Libraries & Vitrines


Lighting


Mirrors


Miscellaneous


  • French, Louis XV style correspondence box (Item 1137)
      Embossed and gilt tooled leather ornamented in fleur de lis motif having a metal clasp. 19th century.
  • Directoire period fan and conforming giltwood frame (Item 1136)
      Paper painted in the "Gouache" technique with gilded accents. Circa 1790.
  • The Birds of North America & Studer's Popular Ornithology (two volumes) (Item 1134)
      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.
  • French, Art Nouveau period fire fender (Item 1131)
      In hand-forged wrought iron and brass, in the form of a butterfly, adorned with roses and leaves. Could also function as an umbrella stand ("porte parapluie"). Early 20th century.
  • Renaissance period coffret (document box) (Item 1127)
      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.
  • Quajar Silver and Gold-Overlaid Steel Helmet (Dahl) and Matching Shield (Khula Khud) (Item 1125)
      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.
  • Iberian Earthenware olive jar (Item 1124)
      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.
  • Set of four Art Nouveau period lithographs on fabric (Item 1121)
      Depicting The Four Seasons. Signed by Czechoslovakian artist Alphonse Mucha. First Series. Circa 1896.
  • Large Megalodon tooth (Item 1120)
      Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon), meaning "big tooth", is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago, during the Early Miocene to the end of the Pliocene. This specimen is of rare size and largely intact.
  • Chinese. Ming dynasty, white marble "Horse and Deer" panel (Item 1119)
      Late 14th through early 17th century.
  • Egyptian, painted wood Ptah-Sokar-Osiris (Item 1118)
      Late period to Ptolemaic period, 664-30 BC. Set on a rectangular plinth with inscriptions.

      A similar item can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
  • Chinese, Northern Qi Dynasty gray pottery model of a kneeling Bactrian camel (Item 1117)
      6th century AD. Accompanied by the results of Oxford thermoluminescence test #C205g92, dated November 17, 2005, stating that the results are consistant with the suggested period of manufacture.
  • Italian, neoclassical style, alabaster pedestal (Item 1114)
      19th century.
  • Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, polychrome-painted wood sarcophagus panel (Item 1108)
      Brightly painted in ochre, red and black with Nut in profile to the right, wearing a tightly-fitting dress, broad collar and bracelets, a fillet across her forehead with a frontal lotus flower, sun disc above her head, lotus buds and flowers sprouting on either side of her feet and a bunch before her torso.

      As a divinity responsible for renewing the sun each day by swallowing the setting sun, Ra, each evening and giving birth to him by her womb in the morning, Nut was regarded as suitable imagery for the underside of the lid of sarcophagi, as this associated the deceased with re-enacting the journey of the Ra between heaven and earth. For further, see I. Shaw and P. Nicholson, British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, London, 1995, pp.207-208.

      Circa 332-30 B.C.

      Provenance:

      • Private collection, San Francisco.
      • Anonymous sale; Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 29 October 2007, lot 1390.
      • with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York (Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no.188).
      Published:

      • M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Mougins, 2011, p.49, fig.34.

      Exhibited:

      • Mougins, Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, June 2011-2018.
      • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, France, acquired from the above.
  • French, Louis XV style, barometer and thermometer set of large dimensions (Item 1107)
      In solid, carved giltwood. The barometer signed Torricelli, the thermometer signed Réaumur. 19th century.
  • Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension (Item 1106)
      Painted with a warrior mounted upon a horse, the handles tightly curled to resemble the volutes on Ionic columns. The colors used in art of this period inspired the painted frescoes of Pompeii two centuries later.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension (Item 1105)
      With classical Greek figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background. A bell krater was an ancient Greek vessel sometimes used for diluting wine with water.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Japanese, gilt wood Buddha figure (Item 1100)
      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.
  • Ancient Apulian Amphora (Item 1099)
      With classical Greek female figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background, ringed below with Classical Greek key border.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Romanesque Double Cloister Capital (Item 1096)
      In veined white marble, carved with foliage, having a face framed by hands at each of the four corners, the whole resting upon two large goat hooves; some wear. Southern France; 13th Century.
  • English, George IV period, giltwood and upholstered confidante (Item 803)
      In solid, carved giltwood. Of serpentine form with four seats, the whole resting upon casters. Circa 1825.
  • Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum (Item 1083)
      In solid, carved limestone depicting horned lions. Trapezophorum were used as pedestals and supports for tables and benches. 19th century, Rome.
  • Egyptian polychrome and giltwood mummy mask (Item 1022)
      Ptolemaic to early Roman period (circa 332 b.c.-641 a.d.). On custom acrylic stand. Some losses and breaks, stabilized with metal brackets to reverse.
  • French globe of large dimensions on ebonized and gilded metal stand (Item 818)
      Late 19th or early 20th century.
  • Set of four, very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period, grey-painted and giltwood boiserie panels of large dimensions (Item 875)
      The panels circa 1800, the later frames mid-19th century. Each one painted with classical figures: Minerva, Apollo, Bacchus, and Diana. The frames inscribed "SALONE BALLO."
  • Very fine, Italian, sculpted marble fountain base of large dimensions (Item 859)
      Sculpted in solid Carrara marble as a large shell supported by a child satyr and a putto upon a naturalistic base with integral foliate and shell-carved circular base. Circa 1850.

      Provenance: From the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Meyer Naide, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By repute, acquired from the Philadelphia home of Pearl S. Buck.
  • Pair of French, Neoclassical style Jardinières (Item 1048)
      In sculpted terra cotta. 19th century.
  • French, Directoire style paravent (Item 1046)
      Oil on canvas. Late 19th century.
  • Set of fine, English Regency period library steps (Item 1039)
      In solid mahogany, each step with gilt, embossed leather inset. Circa 1820.
  • Important Roman statue ("acéphale de péplophore") of large dimensions (Item 1023)
      Sculpted in white marble. Second century A.D.
  • French, Louis XV period verrio (display cabinet) (Item 1004)
      In solid, carved walnut. Second half of the 18th century.
  • Fine, Venetian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded coiffeuse (Item 873)
      In sculpted and blue-painted wood with gold accents, the lower part of arbalette form with a single, central drawer, top in faux marble, the legs of cabriole form; the upper part having a mirror with original mercury glass supported by two arms; the whole being of curvilinear form with a floral and shell motif. Circa 1850.
  • Fine, French, Neoclassical style firescreen (Item 994)
      In solid, carved giltwood with original inset needlepoint tapestry. First quarter of the 19th century.

      Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings of the Chateau St. Laurent en Isore. Grenoble, France.

      La Famille Terray.
  • Napoleon III wool carpet gros point (Item 930)
      In dark red and beige, decorated with garlands of flowers and oval center medaillon. Fabric lined. Circa 1850.
  • Decorative full armor with shield in the 16th century style (Item 916)
      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.
  • Pair of very fine, rare, late Louis XVI polychrome decorated doors within a door surround (Item 897)
      The pair of paneled doors decorated with antheniennes on pedestals surrounded by polychrome Vitruvian scrolled vines and feathers within a carved egg and dart and bead carved frame; the overdoor panel with similar decoration within a grapevine carved door surround with a scrolled leaf border. Probably Provence. Late 18th century.
  • Very fine and rare, French Louis XV period, painted and parcel gilded trumeau (Item 856)
      With original mercury glass, original giltwood surface, and original painting. Mid-18th century.
  • Set of four plaster corbels (Item 853)
      Cast as praying angels. 19th century.
  • Very fine, Spanish, Neoclassical, flame mahogany and parcel-gilt coiffeuse (Item 824)
      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.
  • French, Regence period bureau en pente (Item 667)
      Early 18th century and later. In solid, carved oak with legs terminating in "pied de sabots."
  • French, Neoclassical, period armoire de chasse (Item 596)
      A very unusual form, most likely from a hunting lodge in Southwestern France. In solid, carved cherry with additional storage cabinets on either side (see photo number three), which were used to store hunting gear. Late 18th century.

Panels


Petrins & Panetieres


Sofas, Benches, Canapés & Settees


Recamiers, Chaise longues, & Duchesse Brisee


Screens & Paravents


Tables


Center Tables


Consoles


Dining Tables


End Tables, Night Tables, & Coffee Tables


Game Tables


  • Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table (Item 979)
      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.
  • Louis XVI-style Mahogany and Brass-inlaid Game Table (Item 1098)
      With removable rectangular top above hinged surface opening to reveal slide-out baize game board surface with French inscriptions and hidden well with miniature roulette wheel and compartments with dominoes and game pieces, all of which remove for backgammon surface below, on turned and reeded supports with caster feet.

      Brass inlaid is lifting and needs securing on top. Removable top opens to baize surface, some light abrasions and surface grime, interior underneath with game piece compartments and wheel which have minor nicks, light abrasions. Legs have repairs, one appears a bit wobbly. Has some game pieces, probably not complete.

      20th century.
  • Rare, French, Regence period, gilt-bronze mounted game table (tric-trac table) (Item 1068)
      Having rosewood veneers; with a reversible, gilt, embossed leather top, the reverse inlaid with an ebony and ivory chess board; the inside opening to reveal a recessed backgammon surface; having one drawer and two original candleholders. Circa 1725.

      Provenance: Attributed to Pierre Migeon
  • Fine, French, Louis XVI style, bouillotte table (Item 1050)
      In solid mahogany with gilt-bronze gallery and Gris St. Anne marble top. 19th century.
  • Fine, French, Louis XV style tric-trac table (Item 984)
      One side of reversible top having a chess board, the other a green, felt card surface, the whole resting on cabriole legs. The interior with ebony and ivory inlaid backgammon board. In rosewood with gilt bronze mounts. Paris, circa 1880.
  • Very fine, Regence period Table De Cabaret à Jeux (game table) (Item 1007)
      In solid, carved walnut with elegantly shaped cabriole legs terminating in pied de biche, gilt, tooled, and embossed leather top, four drawers (one per side), and pull-out drink holders at each corner. Circa 1715-1727.
  • Fine, French, Napoleon III period, black lacquer, gilt bronze, and incised gilt brass table a jeu (game table) (Item 813)
      Opens to reveal original felt playing surface. Circa 1860.

      Provenance: estate of Mexican film star Maria Felix.
  • Parisian, Louis XV period table a jeu (Item 757)
      In kingwood, ebony, and ivory veneers with cabriole legs terminating in gilt-bronze sabot feet. Opens to reveal a green felt poker surface. Mid-18th century.
  • French, Louis XV style, bronze mounted tric-trac table (Item 775)
      In mahogany with mahogany, pearwood, and ebony veneers. Top chess/checkers surface reverses to reveal leather writing surface. Inside reveals inlaid backgammon surface. With drawers at each side to hold gaming pieces. Late 18th or early 19th century.
  • Renaissance style extending game table ("table a jeu") (Item 398)
      In solid walnut with casters and multiple inlaid playing surfaces for backgammon, checkers, chess, and a roulette wheel. 19th century from Paris.
  • Very fine, French, Louis XVI period tric-trac table (Item 759)
      In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers with brass trim. Gold-embossed leather writing surface reverses to reveal felt card-playing surface. Inside reveals original ebony and ivory inlaid backgammon board. Tapered, fluted legs ending in brass casters. Two drawers hold matching white and green-tinted ivory playing pieces. Late 18th century.

Refectory/Library Tables


Vanity Tables


Writing Tables


Tapestries


  • French, Louis XV style firescreen (Item 998)
      In solid, carved giltwood inset with Beauvais tapestry panel. Mid-19th century.
  • Fine, French, Neoclassical style firescreen (Item 994)
      In solid, carved giltwood with original inset needlepoint tapestry. First quarter of the 19th century.

      Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings of the Chateau St. Laurent en Isore. Grenoble, France.

      La Famille Terray.
  • Napoleon III wool carpet gros point (Item 930)
      In dark red and beige, decorated with garlands of flowers and oval center medaillon. Fabric lined. Circa 1850.

Trunks, Cassone, Caixa & Coffres


Art Deco & Art Nouveau


Baroque


Biedermeier


Charles X


Directoire


Empire


George III


Louis XIV


Louis XV


Rococo


Louis XVI


Mid-Century Modern


Regence


Renaissance


  • Sicilian, Renaissance style, Faience apothecary jar (Item 1135)
      Second half of the 18th century.
  • Renaissance period coffret (document box) (Item 1127)
      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.
  • Large, Rennaisance period Hispano-Mauresque ceramic plate (Item 1104)
      Of unusually large size, tin-glazed and gadrooned with plant motifs. The center adorned with a bird in profile, the reverse decorated with concentric lines. From Spain, either Manises, Paterna or Triana. Circa 1550.
  • Late 15th century, French, Gothic period coffre (Item 1064)
      In solid, carved oak. The front composed of three panels carved in Gothic architectural style with arches, ribs, rosettes, and columns; the two side doors carved with large "linen folds"; having two inside shelves.

      In very good condition with excellent patina; circa 1480 with some 19th century modifications.
  • Italian Renaissance Credenza (Item 1080)
      In solid, carved walnut, the rectangular top above a conforming case with a breakfronted dentil molded edge, above two molded frieze drawers centered and flanked by putti heads over a pair of paneled doors centered by rayed ovals within with scroll carved border between stiles carved with standing putto figures and pendent foliage, raised on a conforming plinth.

      Mid-16th century.

      Provenance:
      • Raoul Tolentino, New York, 1926
      • Sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 2, 1957, lot 185, illus.
      • By descent to the present owner
      A credenza with almost identical carving to the door panels formerly in the Kaiser Freidrich Museum, now the Bode Museum, is illustrated, Frida Schottmüller, Furniture and Interior Decoration of the Italian Renaissance, New York: B. Westermann Co., 2nd rev. ed., 1928, p. 91, fig. 217.
  • Rare, Florentine, Renaissance period refectory table (Item 763)
      In solid, carved black walnut. The top of two planks, both supporting elements styled as caryatids on both sides and joined by a stretcher, the whole resting upon claw feet. Late 16th century.
  • Spanish, Renaissance period walnut caixa (Item 945)
      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.
  • Exceptional, Florentine, Renaissance period cassone (Item 1075)
      In solid, carved walnut. Mid-16th century.
  • Fine, Italian, Renaissance period marriage cassone (Item 1029)
      The case in solid oak with punched leather, iron mounts, and domed top. Bearing the coats of arms of the Visconti and Pallavicino families. 16th century.
  • Late Renaissance, Spanish credenzia table (Item 990)
      Late 16th or early 17th century in solid, carved walnut on all four sides with two drawers and wrought iron stretcher (restored).
  • Fine, Florentine, Renaissance period credenzia (Item 955)
      In solid, carved walnut. Early 17th century.
  • Italian, Renaissance period, walnut refectory table (Item 819)
      In solid, carved walnut. Suitable for use as a large desk. 16th century with restorations.
  • Florentine, Renaissance period, intarsia-inlaid cassone (Item 623)
      In solid, carved walnut with dome top. Late 16th or early 17th century.
  • Florentine, Renaissance period cassone (Item 678)
      In solid, carved walnut. 16th century.
  • Renaissance style extending game table ("table a jeu") (Item 398)
      In solid walnut with casters and multiple inlaid playing surfaces for backgammon, checkers, chess, and a roulette wheel. 19th century from Paris.
  • Tuscan, Renaissance period cassone (Item 664)
      In solid, carved walnut. 16th century.

Restauration


Transition Louis XV-XVI


Austrian


English


French


Country French


French Formal


Italian


Spanish


Antiquities


  • Chinese. Ming dynasty, white marble "Horse and Deer" panel (Item 1119)
      Late 14th through early 17th century.
  • Egyptian, painted wood Ptah-Sokar-Osiris (Item 1118)
      Late period to Ptolemaic period, 664-30 BC. Set on a rectangular plinth with inscriptions.

      A similar item can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
  • Chinese, Northern Qi Dynasty gray pottery model of a kneeling Bactrian camel (Item 1117)
      6th century AD. Accompanied by the results of Oxford thermoluminescence test #C205g92, dated November 17, 2005, stating that the results are consistant with the suggested period of manufacture.
  • Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid) (Item 1113)
      With red decoration, including female figure and acanthus leaves on black background.

      320 BCE. Magna Graecia.
  • Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike (Item 1112)
      Forward leaning and with billowing classically draped garments. In white marble.

      Late 17th or early 18th century.
  • Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, polychrome-painted wood sarcophagus panel (Item 1108)
      Brightly painted in ochre, red and black with Nut in profile to the right, wearing a tightly-fitting dress, broad collar and bracelets, a fillet across her forehead with a frontal lotus flower, sun disc above her head, lotus buds and flowers sprouting on either side of her feet and a bunch before her torso.

      As a divinity responsible for renewing the sun each day by swallowing the setting sun, Ra, each evening and giving birth to him by her womb in the morning, Nut was regarded as suitable imagery for the underside of the lid of sarcophagi, as this associated the deceased with re-enacting the journey of the Ra between heaven and earth. For further, see I. Shaw and P. Nicholson, British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, London, 1995, pp.207-208.

      Circa 332-30 B.C.

      Provenance:

      • Private collection, San Francisco.
      • Anonymous sale; Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 29 October 2007, lot 1390.
      • with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York (Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no.188).
      Published:

      • M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Mougins, 2011, p.49, fig.34.

      Exhibited:

      • Mougins, Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, June 2011-2018.
      • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, France, acquired from the above.
  • Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension (Item 1106)
      Painted with a warrior mounted upon a horse, the handles tightly curled to resemble the volutes on Ionic columns. The colors used in art of this period inspired the painted frescoes of Pompeii two centuries later.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension (Item 1105)
      With classical Greek figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background. A bell krater was an ancient Greek vessel sometimes used for diluting wine with water.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Ancient Apulian Amphora (Item 1099)
      With classical Greek female figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background, ringed below with Classical Greek key border.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Romanesque Double Cloister Capital (Item 1096)
      In veined white marble, carved with foliage, having a face framed by hands at each of the four corners, the whole resting upon two large goat hooves; some wear. Southern France; 13th Century.
  • Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum (Item 1083)
      In solid, carved limestone depicting horned lions. Trapezophorum were used as pedestals and supports for tables and benches. 19th century, Rome.
  • Egyptian polychrome and giltwood mummy mask (Item 1022)
      Ptolemaic to early Roman period (circa 332 b.c.-641 a.d.). On custom acrylic stand. Some losses and breaks, stabilized with metal brackets to reverse.
  • Important Roman statue ("acéphale de péplophore") of large dimensions (Item 1023)
      Sculpted in white marble. Second century A.D.

Egyptian Antiquities


  • Egyptian, painted wood Ptah-Sokar-Osiris (Item 1118)
      Late period to Ptolemaic period, 664-30 BC. Set on a rectangular plinth with inscriptions.

      A similar item can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
  • Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, polychrome-painted wood sarcophagus panel (Item 1108)
      Brightly painted in ochre, red and black with Nut in profile to the right, wearing a tightly-fitting dress, broad collar and bracelets, a fillet across her forehead with a frontal lotus flower, sun disc above her head, lotus buds and flowers sprouting on either side of her feet and a bunch before her torso.

      As a divinity responsible for renewing the sun each day by swallowing the setting sun, Ra, each evening and giving birth to him by her womb in the morning, Nut was regarded as suitable imagery for the underside of the lid of sarcophagi, as this associated the deceased with re-enacting the journey of the Ra between heaven and earth. For further, see I. Shaw and P. Nicholson, British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, London, 1995, pp.207-208.

      Circa 332-30 B.C.

      Provenance:

      • Private collection, San Francisco.
      • Anonymous sale; Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 29 October 2007, lot 1390.
      • with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York (Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no.188).
      Published:

      • M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Mougins, 2011, p.49, fig.34.

      Exhibited:

      • Mougins, Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, June 2011-2018.
      • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, France, acquired from the above.
  • Egyptian polychrome and giltwood mummy mask (Item 1022)
      Ptolemaic to early Roman period (circa 332 b.c.-641 a.d.). On custom acrylic stand. Some losses and breaks, stabilized with metal brackets to reverse.

Greek Antiquities


  • Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid) (Item 1113)
      With red decoration, including female figure and acanthus leaves on black background.

      320 BCE. Magna Graecia.
  • Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike (Item 1112)
      Forward leaning and with billowing classically draped garments. In white marble.

      Late 17th or early 18th century.
  • Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension (Item 1106)
      Painted with a warrior mounted upon a horse, the handles tightly curled to resemble the volutes on Ionic columns. The colors used in art of this period inspired the painted frescoes of Pompeii two centuries later.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension (Item 1105)
      With classical Greek figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background. A bell krater was an ancient Greek vessel sometimes used for diluting wine with water.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).
  • Ancient Apulian Amphora (Item 1099)
      With classical Greek female figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background, ringed below with Classical Greek key border.

      From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

Roman Antiquities


15th century


  • Late 15th century, French, Gothic period coffre (Item 1064)
      In solid, carved oak. The front composed of three panels carved in Gothic architectural style with arches, ribs, rosettes, and columns; the two side doors carved with large "linen folds"; having two inside shelves.

      In very good condition with excellent patina; circa 1480 with some 19th century modifications.

16th century


  • Large, Rennaisance period Hispano-Mauresque ceramic plate (Item 1104)
      Of unusually large size, tin-glazed and gadrooned with plant motifs. The center adorned with a bird in profile, the reverse decorated with concentric lines. From Spain, either Manises, Paterna or Triana. Circa 1550.
  • Italian Renaissance Credenza (Item 1080)
      In solid, carved walnut, the rectangular top above a conforming case with a breakfronted dentil molded edge, above two molded frieze drawers centered and flanked by putti heads over a pair of paneled doors centered by rayed ovals within with scroll carved border between stiles carved with standing putto figures and pendent foliage, raised on a conforming plinth.

      Mid-16th century.

      Provenance:
      • Raoul Tolentino, New York, 1926
      • Sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 2, 1957, lot 185, illus.
      • By descent to the present owner
      A credenza with almost identical carving to the door panels formerly in the Kaiser Freidrich Museum, now the Bode Museum, is illustrated, Frida Schottmüller, Furniture and Interior Decoration of the Italian Renaissance, New York: B. Westermann Co., 2nd rev. ed., 1928, p. 91, fig. 217.
  • Rare, Florentine, Renaissance period refectory table (Item 763)
      In solid, carved black walnut. The top of two planks, both supporting elements styled as caryatids on both sides and joined by a stretcher, the whole resting upon claw feet. Late 16th century.
  • Spanish, Renaissance period walnut caixa (Item 945)
      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.
  • Exceptional, Florentine, Renaissance period cassone (Item 1075)
      In solid, carved walnut. Mid-16th century.
  • Fine, Italian, Renaissance period marriage cassone (Item 1029)
      The case in solid oak with punched leather, iron mounts, and domed top. Bearing the coats of arms of the Visconti and Pallavicino families. 16th century.
  • Late Renaissance, Spanish credenzia table (Item 990)
      Late 16th or early 17th century in solid, carved walnut on all four sides with two drawers and wrought iron stretcher (restored).
  • Italian, Renaissance period, walnut refectory table (Item 819)
      In solid, carved walnut. Suitable for use as a large desk. 16th century with restorations.
  • Rare, Northern European, Gothic period refectory table (Item 811)
      In solid, carved oak. Circa 1525-1550.
  • Florentine, Renaissance period, intarsia-inlaid cassone (Item 623)
      In solid, carved walnut with dome top. Late 16th or early 17th century.
  • Florentine, Renaissance period cassone (Item 678)
      In solid, carved walnut. 16th century.
  • Tuscan, Renaissance period cassone (Item 664)
      In solid, carved walnut. 16th century.

17th century


18th century


19th century


20th century


Chinoiserie


Gilded


Painted


Marquetry


Parquetry


Beech


Burl


Cane/Rush


Cherry


Elm


Elm Burl


Elm Veneer


  • French, Louis XV period armoire (Item 142)
      From Bresse, solid walnut with burl elm paneled doors, original hand forged hardware, full length door hinges, with a bottom drawer and beautifully scalloped apron ending in escargot feet.

Solid Elm


Mahogany


  • Louis XVI-style Mahogany and Brass-inlaid Game Table (Item 1098)
      With removable rectangular top above hinged surface opening to reveal slide-out baize game board surface with French inscriptions and hidden well with miniature roulette wheel and compartments with dominoes and game pieces, all of which remove for backgammon surface below, on turned and reeded supports with caster feet.

      Brass inlaid is lifting and needs securing on top. Removable top opens to baize surface, some light abrasions and surface grime, interior underneath with game piece compartments and wheel which have minor nicks, light abrasions. Legs have repairs, one appears a bit wobbly. Has some game pieces, probably not complete.

      20th century.
  • Spanish, Art Nouveau period vitrine (Item 1092)
      In solid, carved mahogany with Mucha inspired, reverse-painted glass door; having original, beveled, curved glass and three interior shelves. Circa 1905-1910.
  • William IV period, carved mahogany recamier (Item 538)
      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.
  • Exceptional, French, Neoclassical period commode (Item 1065)
      Of demi-lune form having acajou moucheté (plum pudding mahogany) veneers and original hand-beveled marble top; having three central drawers, each one framed with bronze ornament and two functioning side compartments with hinged doors. Circa 1780.

      Stamped F. REIZELL twice to top and G. KEMP once to top.

      François Reizell was a German ébéniste who established his workshop on the faubourg Saint-Antoine. In 1770 he moved to the rue des Saints-Pères. His principal client was the prince de Condé for whom he supplied pieces at the Palais Bourbon and for the country houses at Chantilly and Villegenis.

      Guillaume Kemp, maître in 1764.
  • Very fine, Louis XVI period bureauplat (Item 1055)
      In Cuban mahogany with gilt bronze mounts, having tapered and fluted legs. Bearing the signature of "Jean Laurent COSSON." Late 18th century.
  • Fine, French, Louis XVI style, bouillotte table (Item 1050)
      In solid mahogany with gilt-bronze gallery and Gris St. Anne marble top. 19th century.
  • Fine, French, Louis XVI period console desserte (Item 1049)
      In solid mahogany with gilt-bronze mounts and Gris St. Anne marble top. Circa 1780. Probably Bordeaux ("meuble de port" - imported wood).
  • Set of fine, English Regency period library steps (Item 1039)
      In solid mahogany, each step with gilt, embossed leather inset. Circa 1820.
  • Very fine French, Neoclassical style, brass-mounted bureau plat (Item 937)
      In solid mahogany with flame mahogany veneers, tapered, fluted legs terminating above elegant brass mounts, original hand-tooled leather, five drawers, and tirets (pull-out surfaces) on both sides. Circa 1830.
  • Very fine, French, Louis XVI period, brass mounted console desserte (Item 927)
      In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers. Of demi-lune form with three functioning drawers and original hardware. Circa 1780. Stamped "E. AVRIL JME".

      (Etienne Avril, Master 1774, was a principle supplier of furniture to Marie Antoinette at the Château de Saint-Cloud.)
  • Fine, Louis XV, mahogany armoire (Item 904)
      The stepped arched cornice over a floral vine carved frieze and two arched paneled doors above a pierced C-scroll and leaf carved apron raised on leaf carved cabriole legs. From Bordeaux, France. 18th century.
  • Very fine, French, Louis XVI style, brass-mounted, dining table (Item 858)
      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.
  • Fine, French, Louis XV period buffet de chasse (dit "meuble de port Bordelaise") (Item 848)
      In solid, carved mahogany, with rouge royale marble top above molded paneled doors with reeded center stile, interior with a belt of drawers, molded chamfered stiles, scalloped volute apron on cabriole legs ending in scrolled toes. Late 18th century.
  • Very fine, Parisian, Neoclassical period, drop-leaf banquet table (Item 828)
      In solid Cuban mahogany. Six tapered, fluted legs ending in original casters. With original extension mechanism and four later, matching finish, 20" wide, mahogany leaves. Circa 1780.
  • Very fine, Spanish, Neoclassical, flame mahogany and parcel-gilt coiffeuse (Item 824)
      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.
  • Restauration period, extending dining table (Item 638)
      In solid mahogany and flame mahogany veneer with fluted, tapering legs above castors. Early 19th century.
  • French, Louis XV style, bronze mounted tric-trac table (Item 775)
      In mahogany with mahogany, pearwood, and ebony veneers. Top chess/checkers surface reverses to reveal leather writing surface. Inside reveals inlaid backgammon surface. With drawers at each side to hold gaming pieces. Late 18th or early 19th century.
  • Fine, French, Empire commode (Item 282)
      In blond mahogany with dark grey granite top and all original hardware. Early 19th century.
  • Very fine, French, Louis XVI period tric-trac table (Item 759)
      In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers with brass trim. Gold-embossed leather writing surface reverses to reveal felt card-playing surface. Inside reveals original ebony and ivory inlaid backgammon board. Tapered, fluted legs ending in brass casters. Two drawers hold matching white and green-tinted ivory playing pieces. Late 18th century.
  • French, Neoclassical style, flame mahogany bureau plat (Item 680)
      19th century.
  • Set of eight, English, George III, dining chairs (Item 622)
      In solid, carved mahogany. Six side chairs being 18th century, with the two armchairs being later, 19th century additions to the set.
  • Rare, French, Neoclassical, extension dining table (Item 598)
      In solid Cuban mahogany, a wood that has been completely deforested. With tapered, fluted legs terminating in casters. Extends with original mechanism to twenty-three feet, seating for thirty people. Late 18th century from Ile de France (region of Paris).
  • George III style, carved mahogany, tilt-top table (Item 572)
      With circular pie-crust top, shell-carved cabriole legs terminating in carved paw feet. 19th century.
  • French, Transition Louis XV-XVI writing desk (Item 20)
      Pearwood, mahogany, ebony, and rosewood parquetry. Single drawer, brass-banded edge, finished back. Circa 1780's.

Flame Mahogany


Mahogany Veneer


  • Exceptional, French, Neoclassical period commode (Item 1065)
      Of demi-lune form having acajou moucheté (plum pudding mahogany) veneers and original hand-beveled marble top; having three central drawers, each one framed with bronze ornament and two functioning side compartments with hinged doors. Circa 1780.

      Stamped F. REIZELL twice to top and G. KEMP once to top.

      François Reizell was a German ébéniste who established his workshop on the faubourg Saint-Antoine. In 1770 he moved to the rue des Saints-Pères. His principal client was the prince de Condé for whom he supplied pieces at the Palais Bourbon and for the country houses at Chantilly and Villegenis.

      Guillaume Kemp, maître in 1764.
  • Very fine French, Neoclassical style, brass-mounted bureau plat (Item 937)
      In solid mahogany with flame mahogany veneers, tapered, fluted legs terminating above elegant brass mounts, original hand-tooled leather, five drawers, and tirets (pull-out surfaces) on both sides. Circa 1830.
  • Very fine, French, Louis XVI period, brass mounted console desserte (Item 927)
      In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers. Of demi-lune form with three functioning drawers and original hardware. Circa 1780. Stamped "E. AVRIL JME".

      (Etienne Avril, Master 1774, was a principle supplier of furniture to Marie Antoinette at the Château de Saint-Cloud.)
  • Very fine, French, Louis XVI style, brass-mounted, dining table (Item 858)
      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.
  • Very fine, Spanish, Neoclassical, flame mahogany and parcel-gilt coiffeuse (Item 824)
      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.
  • Restauration period, extending dining table (Item 638)
      In solid mahogany and flame mahogany veneer with fluted, tapering legs above castors. Early 19th century.
  • French, Louis XV style, bronze mounted tric-trac table (Item 775)
      In mahogany with mahogany, pearwood, and ebony veneers. Top chess/checkers surface reverses to reveal leather writing surface. Inside reveals inlaid backgammon surface. With drawers at each side to hold gaming pieces. Late 18th or early 19th century.
  • Very fine, French, Louis XVI period tric-trac table (Item 759)
      In solid mahogany and mahogany veneers with brass trim. Gold-embossed leather writing surface reverses to reveal felt card-playing surface. Inside reveals original ebony and ivory inlaid backgammon board. Tapered, fluted legs ending in brass casters. Two drawers hold matching white and green-tinted ivory playing pieces. Late 18th century.
  • French, Transition Louis XV-XVI writing desk (Item 20)
      Pearwood, mahogany, ebony, and rosewood parquetry. Single drawer, brass-banded edge, finished back. Circa 1780's.

Solid Mahogany


Scagliola


Oak


Walnut


Black Walnut


Solid Walnut


Walnut Burl


Walnut Veneer