French Formal Antique Furniture

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Very Fine, French, Regence period mirror
Item No. 939
Very Fine, French, Regence period mirror

In solid, carved giltwood with original mercury glass. Circa 1725. (Shown here over French, 18th century, carved sauteuse.)

73" high by 38" wide
Very fine French, Neoclassical style, brass-mounted bureau plat
Item No. 937
Very fine French, Neoclassical style, brass-mounted bureau plat

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.

64" wide (94" wide with both tirets extended) by 31" deep by 30" high
Pair of very fine, French, Louis XV period bergeres
Item No. 935
Pair of very fine, French, Louis XV period bergeres

In solid, carved, painted wood. Circa 1745.

41" high (at back)
Napoleon III wool carpet gros point
Item No. 930
Napoleon III wool carpet gros point

In dark red and beige, decorated with garlands of flowers and oval center medaillon. Fabric lined. Circa 1850.

118" long by 90½" wide
Very fine, French, Louis XVI period, brass mounted console desserte
Item No. 927
Very fine, French, Louis XVI period, brass mounted console desserte

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.)

58" wide by 35" high by 18" deep
Set of Eight French, Art Nouveau period tall-back dining chairs
Item No. 926
Set of Eight French, Art Nouveau period tall-back dining chairs

In solid, carved walnut in the manner of Louis Majorelle with carved floral crest, V-shaped upholstered backsplat, and seat in red leather with brass tacks. Shaped legs with conforming floral decoration. Circa 1900.

40½" tall (at back) by 18" wide
Fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie sauteuse sans traverse (two drawer commode)
Item No. 924
Fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie sauteuse sans traverse (two drawer commode)

In black lacquer, gilt-bronze mounted, painted and parcel-gilded; in the bombé form with veined marble top. 19th century.
Very fine, French, Regence period canapé a oreilles
Item No. 920
Very fine, French, Regence period canapé a oreilles

En arbalette form, in solid, carved walnut with needlepoint upholstery. Circa 1725.
Set of ten French, Louis XVI style, giltwood, lyre-back dining chairs
Item No. 684
Set of ten French, Louis XVI style, giltwood, lyre-back dining chairs

Newly upholstered. 19th century.

18" wide by 18" deep by 18½" high (at the seat) and 37" high (at the back)
Fine, French, Napoleon III period, black lacquer, gilt bronze, and incised gilt brass table a jeu (game table)
Item No. 813
Fine, French, Napoleon III period, black lacquer, gilt bronze, and incised gilt brass table a jeu (game table)

Opens to reveal original felt playing surface. Circa 1860.

Provenance: estate of Mexican film star Maria Felix.

34" wide by 16½" deep (closed)/33" deep (open) by 30" high
Very fine, French, Louis XVI period canapé
Item No. 123
Very fine, French, Louis XVI period canapé

With original painted surface. Stamped "Pillot." Circa 1780.

81" long by 26" deep by 40" high (at back)
Fine French Empire style bronze d'ore and crystal chandelier
Item No. 906
Fine French Empire style bronze d'ore and crystal chandelier

With fifteen arms. Second half of the 19th century.
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
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



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