French Formal Antique Furniture

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French, Art Nouveau period grand vase aux clématites
Item No. 1154
French, Art Nouveau period grand vase aux clématites

Signed Emile Gallé (1846-1904). Early 20th century.

13½" high by 7" diameter
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 period demi-lune console
Item No. 1152
French, Louis XVI period demi-lune console

In solid, carved giltwood with Carrara marble top. Circa 1780.

58" wide
Pair of French, Regence period fauteuils a la Reine
Item No. 1151
Pair of French, Regence period fauteuils a la Reine

In solid, carved giltwood. Circa 1725.

42½" high by 27½" wide
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, Regence period miroir à parecloses
Item No. 1149
French, Regence period miroir à parecloses

In solid, carved giltwood. Circa 1725.
French, Louis XV period petite canapé corbeille
Item No. 1148
French, Louis XV period petite canapé corbeille

In solid, carved beechwood. Mid-18th century.

37¾" high by 63¾" wide
Pair of exceptional Louis XVI period carved and parcel-gilt fauteuils
Item No. 1147
Pair of exceptional Louis XVI period carved and parcel-gilt fauteuils

The front aprons inspired by the designs of Georges Jacob, the armrests adorned with mufles de lion (lion masks) in the manner of Jacob Frères (Georges Jacob's sons), and having unusual tapered and sprial-fluted back sabre legs.

Late 18th century.

36½" high by 23½" 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
French, Louis XV period, giltwood canape
Item No. 1141
French, Louis XV period, giltwood canape

With exhuberantly-carved, sepentine frame, quintessential Louis XV motifs including seashells, acanthus leaves, and foliage, having three seats upholstered in floral-patterned, silk damask, the whole resting upon eight cabriole legs.

Mid-18th century, attributed to Louis Cresson.

86" wide
Ancient Canosan funerary vase
Item No. 1140
Ancient Canosan funerary vase

In painted terra cotta in the form of a sculpted female figure serving as a handle above a highly stylized head surrounded by leaf petals and centered with a floral emblem.

From Canosa (part of Magna Graecia, ancient Greece, now part of Italy). Fourth Century BCE

21" high
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
Directoire period fan and conforming giltwood frame
Item No. 1136
Directoire period fan and conforming giltwood frame

Paper painted in the "Gouache" technique with gilded accents. Circa 1790.

26½" wide by 16" wide
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
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.
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
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
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



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