Italian Antique Furniture

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Italian, Neoclassical period silver-leaf mirror
Item No. 387
Italian, Neoclassical period silver-leaf mirror

With original mercury glass. Late 18th century.
Italian Renaissance Credenza
Item No. 1080
Italian Renaissance Credenza

In solid, carved walnut, the rectangular top above a conforming case with a breakfronted dentil molded edge, above two molded frieze drawers centered and flanked by putti heads over a pair of paneled doors centered by rayed ovals within with scroll carved border between stiles carved with standing putto figures and pendent foliage, raised on a conforming plinth.

Mid-16th century.

Provenance:
  • Raoul Tolentino, New York, 1926
  • Sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 2, 1957, lot 185, illus.
  • By descent to the present owner
A credenza with almost identical carving to the door panels formerly in the Kaiser Freidrich Museum, now the Bode Museum, is illustrated, Frida Schottmüller, Furniture and Interior Decoration of the Italian Renaissance, New York: B. Westermann Co., 2nd rev. ed., 1928, p. 91, fig. 217.

46" high by 68" wide by 19¾" deep
Italian Neoclassical painted and parcel-gilt silk upholstered settee
Item No. 1079
Italian Neoclassical painted and parcel-gilt silk upholstered settee

The crestrail centered by ribbon-tied flowers surmounting a molded frame, raised on fluted tapering legs. Late 18th century.

37" high by 78" wide by 22¼"deep
Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats
Item No. 1036
Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats

In solid, carved giltwood. First quarter of the 19th century.

The curule seat was first used by the Ancient Romans to denote political or military power. It was adopted by later European rulers, including Napoléon Bonaparte.

38" wide by 21" deep by 29" high
Rare, Florentine, Renaissance period refectory table
Item No. 763
Rare, Florentine, Renaissance period refectory table

In solid, carved black walnut. The top of two planks, both supporting elements styled as caryatids on both sides and joined by a stretcher, the whole resting upon claw feet. Late 16th century.

90" wide by 29" deep by 30" high
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, Italian Rococo period console table
Item No. 933
Very fine, Italian 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.
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
Very fine, Italian, sculpted marble fountain base of large dimensions
Item No. 859
Very fine, Italian, sculpted marble fountain base of large dimensions

Sculpted in solid Carrara marble as a large shell supported by a child satyr and a putto upon a naturalistic base with integral foliate and shell-carved circular base. Circa 1850.

Provenance: From the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Meyer Naide, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By repute, acquired from the Philadelphia home of Pearl S. Buck.

47" high by 41" diameter
Exceptional, Florentine, Renaissance period cassone
Item No. 1075
Exceptional, Florentine, Renaissance period cassone

In solid, carved walnut. Mid-16th century.

71" wide by 30" deep by 35½" high
Fine, Northern Italian, painted and parcel gilded table de milieu
Item No. 1067
Fine, Northern Italian, painted and parcel gilded table de milieu

With marble top having outset corners above a scrolling foliate-carved frieze (en arabesque), with female masks at the corners, the whole atop tapering, stop-fluted legs terminating in lion's paw feet. Circa 1780.

33¼" high by 51½" wide by 28¼" deep
Fine, Venetian, Baroque period overmantle mirror
Item No. 1052
Fine, Venetian, Baroque period overmantle mirror

Crème painted and parcel-gilded. With original mercury glass. Early 18th century.

75" wide by 40" tall
Italian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded vitrine
Item No. 1041
Italian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded vitrine

With three interior shelves. Late 19th century.
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
Fine, Italian, Neoclassical style, marquetry-inlaid bed
Item No. 1034
Fine, Italian, Neoclassical style, marquetry-inlaid bed

In walnut with ebony and satinwood veneers. Naples, Italy. Circa 1880.
Fine, Italian, Renaissance period marriage cassone
Item No. 1029
Fine, Italian, Renaissance period marriage cassone

The case in solid oak with punched leather, iron mounts, and domed top. Bearing the coats of arms of the Visconti and Pallavicino families. 16th century.

24½" high by 50½" long by 15¾" deep
Important Roman statue ('acéphale de péplophore') of large dimensions
Item No. 1023
Important Roman statue ("acéphale de péplophore") of large dimensions

Sculpted in white marble. Second century A.D.

47½" tall by 21½" wide by 11" deep
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, Venetian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded coiffeuse
Item No. 873
Fine, Venetian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded coiffeuse

In sculpted and blue-painted wood with gold accents, the lower part of arbalette form with a single, central drawer, top in faux marble, the legs of cabriole form; the upper part having a mirror with original mercury glass supported by two arms; the whole being of curvilinear form with a floral and shell motif. Circa 1850.

60½" high by 39" wide by 18" deep
Very fine, Venetian, Rococo period salon
Item No. 1001
Very fine, Venetian, Rococo period salon

Comprised of two fauteuils and matching canapé. In solid, carved walnut with Savonnerie tapestry. Mid-18th century.



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