French Country Antique Furniture

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Pair of French, Louis XV period fauteuils
Item No. 1150
Pair of French, Louis XV period fauteuils

In solid, carved and patinated beechwood. Circa 1752.

Stamped: MICHEL GOURDIN

Michel Gourdin was recognized as a master ébéniste in 1752. Other works by Gourdin are represented in The Met, the Louvre, the Bouvier Collection in the Musée Carnavalet, Paris; the Wallace Collection, London; Windsor Castle; and the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, New York.

36½" high by 25" wide
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
French, Louis XVI period, small canape
Item No. 1145
French, Louis XVI period, small canape

In solid, carved beechwood. Vigorously carved with neoclassical elements, the whole resting upon six spiral-turned, tapered, fluted legs.

Circa 1780. Signed: DELAISEMENT (Nicholas DeLaisment)

46" wide
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.
French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period console
Item No. 1132
French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period console

In solid, carved giltwood with pierced central cartouche resting upon four cabriole legs and having original, Breche d'Alep marble top. From Provence, circa 1750.

50" wide by 34" high by 26" deep
French, Art Nouveau period fire fender
Item No. 1131
French, Art Nouveau period fire fender

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.
Louis XV period console
Item No. 1123
Louis XV period console

In solid, carved beechwood with original rouge de Languedoc marble top. Mid-18th century.

55" wide by 24" deep by 33¾" high
Set of five French, Louis XV period fauteuils à la reine
Item No. 1103
Set of five French, Louis XV period fauteuils à la reine

In solid, carved walnut.

Attributed to Pierre Nogaret, (1718-1771), recognized as a master chairmaker in Lyon, June 1745. 18th century.

26½" wide by 38½" high by 23½" deep
French, Louis XV period bergere
Item No. 1094
French, Louis XV period bergere

In solid, carved walnut. Circa 1750.

Stamped "E. MEUNIER" (Etienne Meunier)
Late 15th century, French, Gothic period coffre
Item No. 1064
Late 15th century, French, Gothic period coffre

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.

49½" wide by 24½" deep by 33½" high
Very fine, French, Regence period buffet de chasse
Item No. 934
Very fine, French, Regence period buffet de chasse

In solid, carved oak with marble top. Circa 1715.

42½" high by 61" wide by 21½" deep
Fine, French, Louis XV period armoire
Item No. 1062
Fine, French, Louis XV period armoire

In solid, carved walnut with original hardware and key. Mid-18th century. Nimes.

105½" tall by 63" wide by 23½" deep
Unusual, French vitrine table
Item No. 1053
Unusual, French vitrine table

In solid, carved beechwood, crème painted and parcel-gilded; having a display surface beneath hinged glass top. 19th century.
Fine, French, Louis XVI period console desserte
Item No. 1049
Fine, French, Louis XVI period console desserte

In solid mahogany with gilt-bronze mounts and Gris St. Anne marble top. Circa 1780. Probably Bordeaux ("meuble de port" - imported wood).

52" long by 20" wide by 34" high
Pair of French, Neoclassical style Jardinières
Item No. 1048
Pair of French, Neoclassical style Jardinières

In sculpted terra cotta. 19th century.

37½" long by 8½" deep by 10" high
Very fine, French, Louis XV period buffet
Item No. 1037
Very fine, French, Louis XV period buffet

Of "galbé en arbalette" (serpentine) form in solid, carved walnut. Circa 1750 from Provence.

59" wide by 26½" deep by 40" high
Fine, Provençal, Louis XVI period commode scriban
Item No. 1033
Fine, Provençal, Louis XVI period commode scriban

In solid, carved walnut. From Nimes, France. Circa 1780.
Regence period bureau console
Item No. 1031
Regence period bureau console

In solid cherry with original patina, having one long central drawer. Circa 1700.

52" wide by 28" deep by 30½" high
Pair of Fine, French, Louis XV style, crème painted bergere
Item No. 1018
Pair of Fine, French, Louis XV style, crème painted bergere

Late 19th century.

25¾" wide by 35½" high by 24" deep
Very fine pair of French, Regence style marquises
Item No. 1017
Very fine pair of French, Regence style marquises

In solid, carved walnut with arched, upholstered paneled backs and seats, scroll arm supports, and cabriole legs joined by stretchers and terminating in pied de biche. 19th century.

47½" high by 37" wide by 24" deep (seat depth)



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