French Antique Furniture

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French, Art Nouveau period, giltwood and composition mirror
Item No. 1160
French, Art Nouveau period, giltwood and composition mirror

With original beveled glass. Circa 1890.

66" high by 42½" wide
French, Louis XVI style, gilt-bronze Bouillotte lamp
Item No. 1159
French, Louis XVI style, gilt-bronze Bouillotte lamp

Having three lights with ram's head motif and pierced base. Circa 1900.

30½" high by 18" diameter
French, Louis XVI period, adjustable, marquetry-inlaid pedestal table
Item No. 1158
French, Louis XVI period, adjustable, marquetry-inlaid pedestal table

Having two tiers, each with pierced, bronze d'ore gallery. Functioning mechanism allows the top tier to be raised.

Stamped: JF LAPIE (Jean-François LAPIE) Master in 1763

Late 18th century.

28" high (unraised) by 13" diameter
Pair of Restauration period gilt-bronze and patinated bronze sconces
Item No. 1156
Pair of Restauration period gilt-bronze and patinated bronze sconces

Each having two lights with winged putti holding cornucopia. Circa 1830. Not pierced (not electrified).

14" tall
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, late Renaissance/early Baroque period (Louis XIII) petite deux corps
Item No. 1146
French, late Renaissance/early Baroque period (Louis XIII) petite deux corps

In solid, walnut, exhuberantly carved with grape vines; having original locks, hinges, escutcheon plates, and keys. From Bourgogne, France, circa 1610.

In the manner of Hugues Sambin.

78" high by 38" 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
Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table
Item No. 979
Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table

In solid, carved walnut having cabriole legs ending in pied de biche (deer feet) and reversable top, one side (shown) with marquetry inlaid board for checkers, the other in green felt suitable for card playing. Removing the top reveals an inset, marquetry-inlaid backgammon board. The whole delicately carved. Late 18th or early 19th century from Nimes, France.



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