French Formal Antique Furniture

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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
French, Louis XVI period, demi-lune, marquetry-inlaid commode
Item No. 1116
French, Louis XVI period, demi-lune, marquetry-inlaid commode

In rosewood and amaranth having three central drawers with two side compartments. With original red marble top from Flanders (modern-day Belgium). Late 18th century.

Stamped E.AVRIL Maître en 1774 (Etienne Avril, master in 1774)
French, Restauration period chandelier ('lustre d'alcove')
Item No. 1115
French, Restauration period chandelier ("lustre d'alcove")

Of small dimensions having five arms. In solid, gilt bronze. Circa 1835.

27" high by 14" diameter
Pair of French, Empire period, bronze d'ore candelabra
Item No. 1111
Pair of French, Empire period, bronze d'ore candelabra

In patinated and gilt bronze.

Circa 1810.

4" wide by 4" deep by 20½" high
French, Louis XIV period giltwood mirror
Item No. 1110
French, Louis XIV period giltwood mirror

With parcloses. Circa 1720.
French, Louis XV style, barometer and thermometer set of large dimensions
Item No. 1107
French, Louis XV style, barometer and thermometer set of large dimensions

In solid, carved giltwood. The barometer signed Torricelli, the thermometer signed Réaumur. 19th century.

57" high by 8" wide
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, floral marquetry inlaid commode
Item No. 1101
French, Louis XV period, floral marquetry inlaid commode

Of bombé form with unusual three-drawer construction, inlaid in floral marquetry, the whole resting upon four cabriole legs terminating in bronze sabot feet. Mid-18th century.

Signed "N.PETIT" (Nicolas Petit, Master in 1761 was a great Parisian cabinetmaker. Established rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine under the sign "In the Name of Jesus", in his 30 years as a master he established a lasting reputation. His career began with very refined dressers of bombé form in the Louis XV style, secretaries, desks, small tables, many finely decorated with blooming branches.)

49" wide by 22¼" deep by 35" high
Louis XVI-style Mahogany and Brass-inlaid Game Table
Item No. 1098
Louis XVI-style Mahogany and Brass-inlaid Game Table

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.

closed: 29½" wide by 35" deep by 20" wide; Open: 33¼" wide by 29¼" deep



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