gilt

Covered in gold leaf. (c.f. gilding, gilded).

Antiques from Our Gallery

Large, Important, French cache pot
Item No. 1167
Large, Important, French cache pot

Manufactured by the royal porcelain maker, Sèvres, in painted and gilded porcelain with gilt bronze mounts for the last French King, Louis Phillippe (r. 1830-1848).

The interior bears two stamps, the first having the King's monogram (LP) and the date (1844), and the other bearing the mark for "Château des tuileries", the royal residence where the piece was to be displayed.

14" in diameter by 12" high
Pair of Northern European, Louis XV period, tabourets
Item No. 1165
Pair of Northern European, Louis XV period, tabourets

In solid carved giltwood; each one elaborately carved with seashells and acanthus leaves, the cabriole legs ending in escargot feet.

Circa 1740.

25" wide by 17½" deep by 19" high
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
Irish, George III period mirror
Item No. 1157
Irish, George III period mirror

In giltwood exhuberantly carved with branches, acanthus leaves, and berries. Circa 1770.

68" high by 35" wide
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
Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel-gilt chest of drawers
Item No. 1155
Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel-gilt chest of drawers

Having two small drawers above two large drawers. Late 18th century.

36" high by 45¾" wide by 21¾" deep
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
French, Regence period miroir à parecloses
Item No. 1149
French, Regence period miroir à parecloses

In solid, carved giltwood. Circa 1725.

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 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
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
The Birds of North America & Studer's Popular Ornithology (two volumes)
Item No. 1134
The Birds of North America & Studer's Popular Ornithology (two volumes)

Columbus, Ohio: Jacob H. Studer & Co., 1878. In two volumes. Folio. Illustrated with 160 plates (119 color lithographic plates in first volume and 41 tinted lithographic plates in second volume), with tissue guards. Full gilt-lettered and decorated black morocco; spines gilt; inner dentelles gilt. Spines, edges, and joints slightly scuffed; internally clean. Ex-library with book-plates on front paste-downs and call numbers in pencil on title-pages; plates free of all markings.

This comprises The Birds of North America and Ornithology: or, the Science of Birds.

Provenance: The Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Alexander Weddell, Richmond, Virginia. Deaccessioned by The Virginia House Museum to benefit future preservation, acquisitions, and care of collections.

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
English, Chippendale period overmantle mirror
Item No. 1130
English, Chippendale period overmantle mirror

Of oval form in solid, carved giltwood, surmounted by a palmette and decorated with foliage scrolls. Mid 18th-century.

72" wide by 55" high
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
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, Restauration period chandelier (
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
Pair of English, George III period sconces
Item No. 1102
Pair of English, George III period sconces

Of large dimensions in solid, carved giltwood, each having three arms. Never pierced for electricity. Last quarter of the 18th century.

28" high by 18" wide by 10" deep
Japanese, gilt wood Buddha figure
Item No. 1100
Japanese, gilt wood Buddha figure

Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base set on a tiered plinth, the hands held upward in the lap, the eyes downcast in a meditative pose under tightly curled hair and a domed ushisha, dressed in layered robes left open at the chest, al before a solid madela. Edo Period, Japan.

13" high
Very fine, Genoese, Rococo period console table
Item No. 933
Very fine, Genoese, Rococo period console table

In solid, elaborately carved giltwood with Serravezza marble top, pierced skirt centered by a Rococo foliate ornament, complex volute floral and foliate-carved cabriole legs, and arched foliate stretcher. Mid-18th century.

Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings at The Audubon House, Key West, FL; previously on exhibition at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL.

47" wide by 33" high by 23" deep
Very fine, English Regency period, rosewood and brass-inlaid center table
Item No. 892
Very fine, English Regency period, rosewood and brass-inlaid center table

With original tilt-top mechanism, giltwood acanthus leaf and faux rosewood grain stem, and unusual square plinth (base) resting upon four bronze winged claw feet. Attributed to George Smith, circa 1805-1810.

50" diameter by 29½" high
English, George IV period, giltwood and upholstered confidante
Item No. 803
English, George IV period, giltwood and upholstered confidante

In solid, carved giltwood. Of serpentine form with four seats, the whole resting upon casters. Circa 1825.

58" diameter by 38" high
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
Very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period mirror a parcloses
Item No. 964
Very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period mirror a parcloses

In finely sculpted giltwood; decorated with garlands, leaves, flowers, and "entrelacs" (delicate vine tracery) surmounted by an urn; having mercury glass. Northern Italy, circa 1780.

71½" tall by 37½" wide
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.

Italian, Regence Period, gilt and polychrome-painted six-panel screen
Item No. 950
Italian, Regence Period, gilt and polychrome-painted six-panel screen

Inspired by the designs of Claude III Audran, "La Serie des Douze Mois" (The Twelve Month Series"). The frames vigorously carved in silvered wood; the panels 18th century the painting refreshed in the 19th century; each decorated in green grotesque style on gold background depicting zodiac signs and mythological gods.

109" high by 168" wide
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
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
Egyptian polychrome and giltwood mummy mask
Item No. 1022
Egyptian polychrome and giltwood mummy mask

Ptolemaic to early Roman period (circa 332 b.c.-641 a.d.). On custom acrylic stand. Some losses and breaks, stabilized with metal brackets to reverse.

14½" high by 15½" wide by 5" deep (mask only)
Pair of very fine, Regency, giltwood benches
Item No. 944
Pair of very fine, Regency, giltwood benches

In solid, carved giltwood, each with outscrolled-ends and a seat covered in cream silk damask by Brunscwhig & Fils, with paneled friezes applied with oak leaves and acorns, on incurved legs with lion's paw feet, the underside of each inscribed 65.1137 B and 38584.

Probably Northern European, circa 1810.

Provenance: Acquired from Partridge, London, 21 November 1990.

Each bench is 30½" high by 65" wide by 19½" deep
Rare, Venetian, Baroque period vitrine
Item No. 1059
Rare, Venetian, Baroque period vitrine

In solid, carved giltwood with red velour interior. Late 17th century.

31½" tall by 42" wide
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
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.

Set of four, very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period, grey-painted and giltwood boiserie panels of large dimensions
Item No. 875
Set of four, very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period, grey-painted and giltwood boiserie panels of large dimensions

The panels circa 1800, the later frames mid-19th century. Each one painted with classical figures: Minerva, Apollo, Bacchus, and Diana. The frames inscribed "SALONE BALLO."

large pair: 76" high by 62¼" wide; small pair 74½" high by 62½" wide
Rare, French, Regence period, gilt-bronze mounted game table (tric-trac table)
Item No. 1068
Rare, French, Regence period, gilt-bronze mounted game table (tric-trac table)

Having rosewood veneers; with a reversible, gilt, embossed leather top, the reverse inlaid with an ebony and ivory chess board; the inside opening to reveal a recessed backgammon surface; having one drawer and two original candleholders. Circa 1725.

Provenance: Attributed to Pierre Migeon

Exceptional, French, Louis XV style marble fireplace surround
Item No. 1063
Exceptional, French, Louis XV style marble fireplace surround

With original cast iron and gilt brass insert and original hearth. Early 19th century.

61½" wide by 43¼" high by 24¾" deep
Very fine, French, Louis XV style, black lacquer (chinoiserie) bureauplat
Item No. 1061
Very fine, French, Louis XV style, black lacquer (chinoiserie) bureauplat

With bronze d'ore mounts and original gilt, embossed leather blotter. Mid-19th century.

67" wide by 33½" deep by 30¼" high
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period console
Item No. 1060
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period console

In solid, carved giltwood with original marble top.

51" wide by 34" high by 26" deep
Very fine, French, Regence period mirror a parcloses
Item No. 1057
Very fine, French, Regence period mirror a parcloses

In solid, carved giltwood having original mercury glass and original gilding; the pediment ajouré (pierced). Circa 1720.

52½" tall by 29" wide
Very fine, Louis XVI period bureauplat
Item No. 1055
Very fine, Louis XVI period bureauplat

In Cuban mahogany with gilt bronze mounts, having tapered and fluted legs. Bearing the signature of "Jean Laurent COSSON." Late 18th century.

64½" wide by 35½" deep by 29" high
Very fine, French, Louis XV period marquetry commode
Item No. 1054
Very fine, French, Louis XV period marquetry commode

Of serpentine form with gilt bronze mounts and original Rouge Royale marble top. Stamped "I.C. SAUNIER".

Fine, French, Louis XVI style, bouillotte table
Item No. 1050
Fine, French, Louis XVI style, bouillotte table

In solid mahogany with gilt-bronze gallery and Gris St. Anne marble top. 19th century.

38" diameter by 31" tall
Fine, French, Louis XVI period console desserte
Item No. 1049
Fine, French, Louis XVI period console desserte

In solid mahogany with gilt-bronze mounts and Gris St. Anne marble top. Circa 1780. Probably Bordeaux ("meuble de port" - imported wood).

52" long by 20" wide by 34" high
Set of fine, English Regency period library steps
Item No. 1039
Set of fine, English Regency period library steps

In solid mahogany, each step with gilt, embossed leather inset. Circa 1820.

27" long by 27" high by 18" deep
Fine, English Regency style bureau plat
Item No. 1038
Fine, English Regency style bureau plat

In rosewood with brass trim; having three drawers; the top inset with gilt, embossed, dark-blue leather blotter; raised on brass casters. Finished on all sides, suitable for placement in the center of a room. Circa 1900.

61" wide by 35" deep by 30" high
Italian, Baroque period, chinoiserie, painted and parcel-gilt secretaire bookcase
Item No. 586
Italian, Baroque period, chinoiserie, painted and parcel-gilt secretaire bookcase

Early 18th century.

91" high by 48½" wide by 21¼" deep
Louis XV style, giltwood and gilt gesso pier mirror of large dimensions
Item No. 1026
Louis XV style, giltwood and gilt gesso pier mirror of large dimensions

With original beveled glass. Circa 1880.

Set of ten Italian, neo-classical, cream painted and parcel gilt dining chairs
Item No. 709
Set of ten Italian, neo-classical, cream painted and parcel gilt dining chairs

Circa 1780, two side chairs of a later date.

armchair 22" wide by 34¾" high (at back) by 24" deep
Fine, French, Louis XV style tric-trac table
Item No. 984
Fine, French, Louis XV style tric-trac table

One side of reversible top having a chess board, the other a green, felt card surface, the whole resting on cabriole legs. The interior with ebony and ivory inlaid backgammon board. In rosewood with gilt bronze mounts. Paris, circa 1880.

42" wide by 27¾" high by 24" deep
Fine, Spanish, Baroque period bargueño (vargueño)
Item No. 1014
Fine, Spanish, Baroque period bargueño (vargueño)

Upper compartment having seven drawers inlaid with tortoise-shell, ebony, and etched ivory country scenes and resting upon gilt bronze claw ball feet with pierced, gilt bronze freize. Having original lower walnut and iron folding table. Late 17th century.

Very fine, Louis XV period console table
Item No. 1011
Very fine, Louis XV period console table

In solid, carved giltwood with original marble top. Mid-18th century.

Very Fine, French, Early Louis XV Period console table
Item No. 1010
Very Fine, French, Early Louis XV Period console table

In solid, carved giltwood with original Rouge Royal marble top. Circa 1730.

37" wide by 32" high by 22" deep
Very fine, Regence period Table De Cabaret à Jeux (game table)
Item No. 1007
Very fine, Regence period Table De Cabaret à Jeux (game table)

In solid, carved walnut with elegantly shaped cabriole legs terminating in pied de biche, gilt, tooled, and embossed leather top, four drawers (one per side), and pull-out drink holders at each corner. Circa 1715-1727.

29" square by 29" high
Very fine, early Louis XV period overmantle mirror
Item No. 1003
Very fine, early Louis XV period overmantle mirror

In solid, carved giltwood with original mercury glass. Circa 1735-1740.

73" high by 47¼" wide
Pair of very fine, Venetian, Rococo period tall-back armchairs
Item No. 999
Pair of very fine, Venetian, Rococo period tall-back armchairs

Each cartouche-shaped backrest with pierced foliate carved top rail, the downswept scrolled armrests, above the serpentine-fronted seat above a pierced apron, raised on cabriole legs with scrolled toes; upholstered à chassis. Circa 1730. Regilt.

48" tall (at back), 18½" tall (at seat) by 27" wide x 21½" deep
French, Louis XV style firescreen
Item No. 998
French, Louis XV style firescreen

In solid, carved giltwood inset with Beauvais tapestry panel. Mid-19th century.

Very fine, French, Regence style mirror
Item No. 996
Very fine, French, Regence style mirror

In solid, carved giltwood with original mercury glass. Second half of the 19th century.

Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings of the Chateau St. Laurent en Isore. Grenoble, France.

La Famille Terray.

82" high by 40" wide
French, Neoclassical style bouillote table
Item No. 995
French, Neoclassical style bouillote table

In mahogany with brass banding and gilt brass pierced gallery. Late 19th century.

Fine, French, Neoclassical style firescreen
Item No. 994
Fine, French, Neoclassical style firescreen

In solid, carved giltwood with original inset needlepoint tapestry. First quarter of the 19th century.

Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings of the Chateau St. Laurent en Isore. Grenoble, France.

La Famille Terray.

42½" tall by 26" wide by 13" deep
Fine, French, Louis XIV period commode
Item No. 978
Fine, French, Louis XIV period commode

Rosewood veneer with four drawers adorned with banded brass inlay and gilt bronze mounts. With original marble top. Circa 1700-1720.

Fine, French, Louis XV period commode
Item No. 974
Fine, French, Louis XV period commode

In solid, carved walnut with gilt bronze mounts. From Provence, France. 18th century.

Very fine and Rare French, Louis XVI period console
Item No. 963
Very fine and Rare French, Louis XVI period console

In solid, carved giltwood having four tapered, fluted legs; adorned with garlands, bows, and rosettes; with original marble top and giltwood surface. Circa 1780. Stamped PILLOT.

47¼" wide by 35" high by 23½" deep
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period console
Item No. 960
Very fine, French, early Louis XV period console

In solid, carved giltwood with original surface and original marble. Circa 1730.

Very fine, French, Louis XV period console
Item No. 958
Very fine, French, Louis XV period console

In solid, carved giltwood with original Brèche violet marble top; bottom stretcher having having four legs centered by a vigorously carved floral bouquet. Circa 1750.

Pair of fine, French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period console tables
Item No. 946
Pair of fine, French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period console tables

In solid carved giltwood, each having an upper cartouche pierced with roses and lower cartouche centered with corbeille a fleurs (basket of flowers), the whole vigorously carved in guilloche (repeating, interlocking circles) motif, having volutes (scrolls) and acanthus leaves. With Breche marble tops in beige with rose veining. Circa 1765.

34½" high by 27½" wide by 17" deep
Very Fine, French, Regence period mirror
Item No. 939
Very Fine, French, Regence period mirror

In solid, carved giltwood with original mercury glass. Circa 1725. (Shown here over French, 18th century, carved sauteuse.)

73" high by 38" wide
Fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie sauteuse sans traverse (two drawer commode)
Item No. 924
Fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie sauteuse sans traverse (two drawer commode)

In black lacquer, gilt-bronze mounted, painted and parcel-gilded; in the bombé form with veined marble top. 19th century.

Set of ten French, Louis XVI style, giltwood, lyre-back dining chairs
Item No. 684
Set of ten French, Louis XVI style, giltwood, lyre-back dining chairs

Newly upholstered. 19th century.

18" wide by 18" deep by 18½" high (at the seat) and 37" high (at the back)
Fine, French, Napoleon III period, black lacquer, gilt bronze, and incised gilt brass table a jeu (game table)
Item No. 813
Fine, French, Napoleon III period, black lacquer, gilt bronze, and incised gilt brass table a jeu (game table)

Opens to reveal original felt playing surface. Circa 1860.

Provenance: estate of Mexican film star Maria Felix.

34" wide by 16½" deep (closed)/33" deep (open) by 30" high
Set of six fine, French, Regence style, carved giltwood fauteuils
Item No. 862
Set of six fine, French, Regence style, carved giltwood fauteuils

Each with foliate carved, channelled frame and carved, giltwood entertrotoise (stretchers). Legs terminating in pied de sabots. Each chair applied with a paper label to the underside:

CALIFORNIA PALACE FOR THE LEGION OF HONOR, 21, LINCOLN PARK, SAN FRANCISCO/1958.54/armchair, wood carved, gesso and gilt; upholstered in silk and wool petit-point embroidery/France, style of about 1710/Lent by the W.H. Crocker Estate and with a stencilled label GUERDE/doreur encadreur/45 rue de Bourgogne 45/Paris/meubles batiment a cadres dor/aes Noir met imitation d'…./eatt/aemiation et oxidisation de 10r.

One of six matching chairs shown. 19th century.

Provenance: W.H. Crocker - Accessioned by the California Palace for the Legion of Honor in 1958

Fine, French, Louis XV period mirror
Item No. 878
Fine, French, Louis XV period mirror

In solid, carved giltwood with original mercury glass. From the region of Nimes, Provence. Mid-18th century.

Very fine, French, Louix XV period, giltwood console table
Item No. 876
Very fine, French, Louix XV period, giltwood console table

Mid-18th century. Possibly Lyon.

51½" wide by 25" deep by 31¼" high
Fine, Napoleon III period, giltwood canapé of large dimensions (meuble de chateau)
Item No. 871
Fine, Napoleon III period, giltwood canapé of large dimensions (meuble de chateau)

In solid, carved giltwood with five cushions in silk damask and two étiquettes (tags) bearing the inscription "PONTOI/ … JUILLET/1872." 19th century.

35¾" high by 138½" wide
Very fine and rare, French Louis XV period, painted and parcel gilded trumeau
Item No. 856
Very fine and rare, French Louis XV period, painted and parcel gilded trumeau

With original mercury glass, original giltwood surface, and original painting. Mid-18th century.

100" tall by 50" wide
Italian, Neoclassical, crème painted and parcel-gilt settee
Item No. 616
Italian, Neoclassical, crème painted and parcel-gilt settee

Late 18th or early 19th century. Rome or Naples.

63¼" wide by 37" high (at back) by 24" deep.
Fine, French, Louis XV period, giltwood chaise longue
Item No. 851
Fine, French, Louis XV period, giltwood chaise longue

The padded backrest with serpentine top rail continuing to padded wings, the shaped rails raised on cabriole legs; the whole carved with foliate scrolls, shell motifs and seed pods. Mid-18th century.

37½" high by 33½" wide by 76" long
George III period, oval, carved giltwood mirror
Item No. 845
George III period, oval, carved giltwood mirror

With pierced framework carved with rose branches and husk swags amidst s and c-scrolls and surmounted by ho ho birds at the shoulders, centering a tiered scrollwork crest. Late 18th or early 19th century.

62" high by 39½" wide
Fine, French, Regence period, carved giltwood console
Item No. 843
Fine, French, Regence period, carved giltwood console

With veined pink marble serpentine-fronted top above a shell and foliate frieze on crosshatched and diagonal reeded ground, raised on foliate-carved double scroll cabriole legs terminating in "pied de sabots." Circa 1725.

30¼" high by 31½" wide by 17" deep
Pair of very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period, giltwood mirrors
Item No. 831
Pair of very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period, giltwood mirrors

With original mercury glass and original giltwood surface. One of identical pair shown. Late 18th or early 19th century.

Provenance: from the collection of Mexican film star Maria Felix La Donna.

82" high by 36" wide
Spanish, iron-mounted, polychrome, parcel-gilt and bone-inlaid Vargueño (travelling trunk on stand)
Item No. 821
Spanish, iron-mounted, polychrome, parcel-gilt and bone-inlaid Vargueño (travelling trunk on stand)

In solid, carved walnut. 17th century. The rectangular case enclosing fourteen drawers and two cupboard doors, on a later walnut stand fitted with two small drawers and with later carved embellishments.

59½" high by by 47¾" wide by 17½" deep
Very fine, Spanish, Neoclassical, flame mahogany and parcel-gilt coiffeuse
Item No. 824
Very fine, Spanish, Neoclassical, flame mahogany and parcel-gilt coiffeuse

The whole resting upon four acanthus-leaf decorated feet; the upper compartment with looking glass of large dimensions between two Corinthian columns resting upon a single drawer; The lower compartment having three drawers, with the top drawer opening to reveal a writing compartment; Circa 1820.

Provenance: Collection d' Ariane Dandois.

82" high by 34¾" wide by 20¼" deep
Fine, English, George III period, chinoiserie and parcel-gilt, tall-case clock
Item No. 802
Fine, English, George III period, chinoiserie and parcel-gilt, tall-case clock

With clock dial signed "Sam Vale - Coventry." Late 18th century.

Venetian, Louis XV style, gilt metal and cut crystal chandelier
Item No. 789
Venetian, Louis XV style, gilt metal and cut crystal chandelier

Early 19th century.

42" high by 30" diameter
Parisian, Louis XV period table a jeu
Item No. 757
Parisian, Louis XV period table a jeu

In kingwood, ebony, and ivory veneers with cabriole legs terminating in gilt-bronze sabot feet. Opens to reveal a green felt poker surface. Mid-18th century.

closed: 25¼" wide by 22" deep by 28" high - when opened, poker surface is 25¼" wide by 44" deep
Pair of French, Regence style, carved giltwood and caned fauteuils
Item No. 661
Pair of French, Regence style, carved giltwood and caned fauteuils

One of identical pair shown. 19th century.

35" high (at back) 18" high (at seat) by 24" wide by 21" deep
Italian, Regence period, black lacquer and gilt bronze bureau plat
Item No. 751
Italian, Regence period, black lacquer and gilt bronze bureau plat

With gold-embossed, leather blotter, giltwood border, and legs terminating in bronze sabots (hoof feet). Early 18th century.

French, Green and gilt tole and cut glass, eight light chandelier
Item No. 617
French, Green and gilt tole and cut glass, eight light chandelier

Early 20th century.

42" high by 36" diameter
Italian, Neoclassical (Retour d'Egypt), carved and painted giltwood mirror
Item No. 280
Italian, Neoclassical (Retour d'Egypt), carved and painted giltwood mirror

With gilded sphinxes and foliage motif. Late 18th century or early 19th century.

48" wide by 70" high
French, Louis XV period ottoman
Item No. 281
French, Louis XV period ottoman

Very rare sofa in carved giltwood having the characteristic corbeille shaped back and outward curved seat. 18th century.

78" wide by 32" deep by 39½" high (at back)

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