French Antique Furniture

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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
French, Neoclassical style, bronze d'ore gueridon (end table)
Item No. 1097
French, Neoclassical style, bronze d'ore gueridon (end table)

With painted marble top, the design inspired by the original paintings of François Boucher, with tripod base centered by an urn. 19th century.

28" high by 18" diameter
Romanesque Double Cloister Capital
Item No. 1096
Romanesque Double Cloister Capital

In veined white marble, carved with foliage, having a face framed by hands at each of the four corners, the whole resting upon two large goat hooves; some wear. Southern France; 13th Century.

18½" high by 22" wide by 14½" deep
French, Louis XVI style bronze d'ore chandelier
Item No. 1095
French, Louis XVI style bronze d'ore chandelier

Having six arms extending from a central stem ornamented with flowers, the whole surmounted by a crown. 19th century.

29½" high (45" with chain) by 18" diameter
French, Louis XV period bergere
Item No. 1094
French, Louis XV period bergere

In solid, carved walnut. Circa 1750.

Stamped "E. MEUNIER" (Etienne Meunier)
French, Louis XV period cartel d'alcove
Item No. 1093
French, Louis XV period cartel d'alcove

Mercury-gilded of Rocaille form. Paris, circa 1750.

24" tall by 16" wide
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



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