French Antique Furniture

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French, Louis XV period duchesse en bateau (chaise longue)
Item No. 1091
French, Louis XV period duchesse en bateau (chaise longue)

Crème painted, lacquered, and parcel gilded, carved with flowers and foliage and resting upon six cabriole legs. With cream silk upholstery. 18th century

Stamped P.FORGET Maître le 25 Septembre 1755
(Pierre FORGET, Master, September 25, 1755)
French, Restauration period mantle clock
Item No. 1082
French, Restauration period mantle clock

Of large scale, in gilt and patinated bronze; Flora, a minor Roman goddess of spring, flowering crops, and sex sits atop the whole, her foot resting upon a seashell as she holds a cornucopia in one hand and an olive branch in the other; the base chased with a frieze of infant musicians.

Circa 1814-1822.

25½" high by 16½" wide
French, Louis XIV period marquetry commode of small dimensions
Item No. 1087
French, Louis XIV period marquetry commode of small dimensions

In rosewood having three drawers and original Brèche de Médicis marble. From Paris, France. Late 17th century.

32¼" high by 34¼" wide by 20¾" deep
French, Louis XVI period, marquetry-inlaid secretaire abattant
Item No. 1085
French, Louis XVI period, marquetry-inlaid secretaire abattant

In rosewood, walnut, and satinwood; having original marble top in gray with white veining; the fall-front opening to reveal a writing surface and interior drawers. Late 18th century. Bearing the signature of Jean Laurent Cosson ("COSSON").

58½" high by 41" wide by 18" deep
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period mirror
Item No. 1030
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period mirror

In solid carved giltwood with parcloses. With original giltwood surface and original mercury glass. Circa: 1735.
Very fine, Empire style, gilt-bronze, sixteen light chandelier of large dimension
Item No. 881
Very fine, Empire style, gilt-bronze, sixteen light chandelier of large dimension

Hand-chased. 19th century.

64" high by 40" diameter
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
French Régence giltwood table with nero antico marble top
Item No. 1078
French Régence giltwood table with nero antico marble top

The shaped rectangular top above diaper-carved frieze centered by a shell-form cartouche, the four diaper-carved legs with shell-carved knees terminating in hoof feet and united by X-form stretcher. From L'ile de France, circa 1725.

31½" high by 44" wide by 23" deep
Pair of very fine and rare French, Louis XIV style, wrought-iron consoles
Item No. 840
Pair of very fine and rare French, Louis XIV style, wrought-iron consoles

Each with a shaped, breche d'alep marble top above a pierced break-fronted frieze with c-scrolls, quatrefoils, and diamonds and three pierced aprons raised on scrolled supports headed with cherubim. Circa 1900-1920. (one shown)

78" wide by 37" high by 21¾" deep
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period mirror a parcloses
Item No. 977
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period mirror a parcloses

In solid giltwood vigorously carved with flowers and acanthus leaves; the upper pierced cartouche centered by a winged dragon. Circa 1735.

59" high by 36" wide
Very fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie commode
Item No. 970
Very fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie commode

Of bombé form in black lacquer with original gilt bronze mounts and original rose de Brignoles marble top. Late 18th or early 19th century.

50½" wide by 35½" high by 25½" deep
Pair of very fine Neoclassical period fauteuils of large dimension
Item No. 922
Pair of very fine Neoclassical period fauteuils of large dimension

In solid, carved giltwood. Circa 1780. Stamped "P H Poire JME" (Philippe Poirié, who was named Maître Ébéniste in 1765).

Poirié produced seating in the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. While his Louis XV items were considered ordinary, his Louis XVI production was considered brilliant. His works are displayed in the Musee du Louvre, Musee de Beauvais, and Musee de Cognac-Jay.



40" high by 27½" wide by 22½" deep
French globe of large dimensions on ebonized and gilded metal stand
Item No. 818
French globe of large dimensions on ebonized and gilded metal stand

Late 19th or early 20th century.

37" high by 34" diameter
Very fine, Empire period chandelier
Item No. 1077
Very fine, Empire period chandelier

In gilt bronze and patinated bronze, elaborately chased with ten arms, ornamented with winged angels crowned with laurel leaves, acanthus leaf corona, pinecone finial, and five chains adorned with acanthus leaves and grapes. Circa 1810.
Very fine, French, Louis XV period console table
Item No. 1076
Very fine, French, Louis XV period console table

In solid, carved giltwood; of Rocaille form with arbalette front, cabriole legs, acanthus ornament, original, Breche marble top, and upper and lower cartouche (pierced shell aprons). Mid-18th century.
Fine, French, Louis XVI style chandelier
Item No. 1072
Fine, French, Louis XVI style chandelier

In bronze d'ore with six lights. Circa 1870-1880.

28" high by 19" diameter
Pair of very fine, French, Louis XV style sconces
Item No. 1071
Pair of very fine, French, Louis XV style sconces

Of Rocaille form in bronze d'ore. Circa 1860.

20" high by 16" wide (each)
Rare, French, Louis XIV period standing mirror of large dimension
Item No. 1070
Rare, French, Louis XIV period standing mirror of large dimension

In solid, carved giltwood with original mercury glass. Circa 1680.

45" high by 30" wide
Exceptional, Louis XV style marble fireplace surround
Item No. 1069
Exceptional, Louis XV style marble fireplace surround

Sculpted in Sarrancolin marble, which was called "The Marble of Kings" because it was extracted from royal quarries beginning in 1692 under the reign of Louis XIV.

Of arbalette form with concave sides having elaborately beveled mantle (6 bevels) and original cast iron interior and hearth. Circa 1830-1840.

72" wide by 46" high by 18½" deep



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