French Antique Furniture

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Fine, Louis XV, mahogany armoire
Item No. 904
Fine, Louis XV, mahogany armoire

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.

98" high by 63" wide by 28" deep
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
Very fine, French Provençal, Louis XV period mirror in solid, carved giltwood
Item No. 898
Very fine, French Provençal, Louis XV period mirror in solid, carved giltwood

In the Rococo form, vigorously carved with grapes, leaves, vines, the whole surmounted by a crest in the form of a "corbeille a fleurs" (basket of flowers). With later plate glass. 18th century.

52" high by 34" wide
Pair of very fine, rare, late Louis XVI polychrome decorated doors within a door surround
Item No. 897
Pair of very fine, rare, late Louis XVI polychrome decorated doors within a door surround

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.

overall: 138" high by 95" wide by 23" deep:

doors: 52" wide by 101" high
French, Rocaille period, console table
Item No. 670
French, Rocaille period, console table

In solid, carved oak with original "rouge de langueduc" marble top. Mid-18th century.

34" wide by 19" deep by 33" high
Fine, French, Louis XV period mirror
Item No. 878
Fine, French, Louis XV period mirror

In solid, carved giltwood with original mercury glass. From the region of Nimes, Provence. Mid-18th century.
Very fine, French, Louix XV period, giltwood console table
Item No. 876
Very fine, French, Louix XV period, giltwood console table

Mid-18th century. Possibly Lyon.

51½" wide by 25" deep by 31¼" high
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)
Very fine and rare, French Louis XV period, painted and parcel gilded trumeau
Item No. 856
Very fine and rare, French Louis XV period, painted and parcel gilded trumeau

With original mercury glass, original giltwood surface, and original painting. Mid-18th century.

100" tall by 50" wide
Fine, French, Louis XV period, giltwood chaise longue
Item No. 851
Fine, French, Louis XV period, giltwood chaise longue

The padded backrest with serpentine top rail continuing to padded wings, the shaped rails raised on cabriole legs; the whole carved with foliate scrolls, shell motifs and seed pods. Mid-18th century.

37½" high by 33½" wide by 76" long
Fine, French Provincial, Louis XV period settee
Item No. 850
Fine, French Provincial, Louis XV period settee

In solid, carved walnut with upholstered seat and caned back. Mid-18th century.
Fine, French, Louis XV period buffet de chasse (dit 'meuble de port Bordelaise')
Item No. 848
Fine, French, Louis XV period buffet de chasse (dit "meuble de port Bordelaise")

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.

40" high by 61" wide by 25½" deep
Fine, French, Regence period, carved giltwood console
Item No. 843
Fine, French, Regence period, carved giltwood console

With veined pink marble serpentine-fronted top above a shell and foliate frieze on crosshatched and diagonal reeded ground, raised on foliate-carved double scroll cabriole legs terminating in "pied de sabots." Circa 1725.

30¼" high by 31½" wide by 17" deep
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
Louis XV-XVI Transition period vitrine
Item No. 441
Louis XV-XVI Transition period vitrine

In solid, carved walnut with carved flora and fauna motifs representative of the Louis XV form and musical instruments characteristic of the Louis XVI form. 18th century.
Very fine, Parisian, Neoclassical period, drop-leaf banquet table
Item No. 828
Very fine, Parisian, Neoclassical period, drop-leaf banquet table

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.

30" high by 68" diameter (148" long, fully extended)
French, Louis XV period armoire
Item No. 749
French, Louis XV period armoire

In solid, carved walnut. From the Rhone Valley. Mid 18th-century.



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