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Item No. 1167Large, 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
Item No. 1153French, 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
Item No. 1141French, 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.
Item No. 1139French, 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
Item No. 1134The 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.
Item No. 1132French, 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
Item No. 1128Pair 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
Item No. 1122Pair 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
Item No. 1102Pair 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
Item No. 1100Japanese, 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.
Item No. 933Very 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
Item No. 1082French, 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.
25½" high by 16½" wide
Item No. 950Italian, 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
Item No. 1078French 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
Item No. 1022Egyptian 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)
Item No. 944Pair 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
Item No. 922Pair 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
Item No. 1077Very 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.
Item No. 1076Very 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.
Item No. 1055Very 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
Item No. 1038Fine, 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
Item No. 984Fine, 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
Item No. 1014Fine, 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.
Item No. 1007Very 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
Item No. 999Pair 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
Item No. 996Very 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
Item No. 994Fine, 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
Item No. 963Very 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
Item No. 958Very 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.
Item No. 946Pair 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
Item No. 862Set 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
Item No. 851Fine, 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
Item No. 845George 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
Item No. 843Fine, 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
Item No. 824Very 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
Item No. 757Parisian, 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
Item No. 281French, 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)