Latest Acquisitions

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Pair of Venetian, Rococo period, painted and parcel-gilded console tables
Item No. 1126
Pair of Venetian, Rococo period, painted and parcel-gilded console tables

With original Carrara marble tops. Mid-18th century.
Quajar Silver and Gold-Overlaid Steel Helmet (Dahl) and Matching Shield (Khula Khud)
Item No. 1125
Quajar Silver and Gold-Overlaid Steel Helmet (Dahl) and Matching Shield (Khula Khud)

The helmet in the form of a peacock, incised with floral details, with inscription-filled cartouches around the rim, a sun-boss to the forehead; the shield with a central sun-formed boss with facial features, with inscriptions-filled cartouches around the rim.

Persia. Early 19th century.

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.

helmet: 13" diameter; shield: 18¼" diameter
Iberian Earthenware olive jar
Item No. 1124
Iberian Earthenware olive jar

17th century.

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.

26" high by 23" wide
Louis XV period console
Item No. 1123
Louis XV period console

In solid, carved beechwood with original rouge de Languedoc marble top. Mid-18th century.

55" wide by 24" deep by 33¾" 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
Set of four Art Nouveau period lithographs on fabric
Item No. 1121
Set of four Art Nouveau period lithographs on fabric

Depicting The Four Seasons. Signed by Czechoslovakian artist Alphonse Mucha. First Series. Circa 1896.

37" high by 21" wide
Large Megalodon tooth
Item No. 1120
Large Megalodon tooth

Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon), meaning "big tooth", is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago, during the Early Miocene to the end of the Pliocene. This specimen is of rare size and largely intact.

5decimalpart" tall by 5decimalpart" wide
Chinese. Ming dynasty, white marble 'Horse and Deer' panel
Item No. 1119
Chinese. Ming dynasty, white marble "Horse and Deer" panel

Late 14th through early 17th century.

15¾" high by 32½" wide
Egyptian, painted wood Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
Item No. 1118
Egyptian, painted wood Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

Late period to Ptolemaic period, 664-30 BC. Set on a rectangular plinth with inscriptions.

30" high
Chinese, Northern Qi Dynasty gray pottery model of a kneeling Bactrian camel
Item No. 1117
Chinese, Northern Qi Dynasty gray pottery model of a kneeling Bactrian camel

6th century AD. Accompanied by the results of Oxford thermoluminescence test #C205g92, dated November 17, 2005, stating that the results are consistant with the suggested period of manufacture.

16¼" high by 16½" long
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
Italian, neoclassical style, alabaster pedestal
Item No. 1114
Italian, neoclassical style, alabaster pedestal

19th century.
Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid)
Item No. 1113
Ancient, Apulian lékanis (Greek vase with lid)

With red decoration, including female figure and acanthus leaves on black background.

320 BCE. Magna Graecia.

4" tall by 7" wide (at handles)
Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike
Item No. 1112
Hellenistic style, marble sculpture fragment of Nike

Forward leaning and with billowing classically draped garments. In white marble.

Late 17th or early 18th century.

47½" high
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.
Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry inlaid bureau plat
Item No. 1109
Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry inlaid bureau plat

In walnut, rosewood, and boxwood having marquetry inlay on all four sides and top. The top and sides centered by decorative urns, the front having five drawers and a pull-out writing surface.

Milan, circa 1780.

52" wide
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, polychrome-painted wood sarcophagus panel
Item No. 1108
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, polychrome-painted wood sarcophagus panel

Brightly painted in ochre, red and black with Nut in profile to the right, wearing a tightly-fitting dress, broad collar and bracelets, a fillet across her forehead with a frontal lotus flower, sun disc above her head, lotus buds and flowers sprouting on either side of her feet and a bunch before her torso.

As a divinity responsible for renewing the sun each day by swallowing the setting sun, Ra, each evening and giving birth to him by her womb in the morning, Nut was regarded as suitable imagery for the underside of the lid of sarcophagi, as this associated the deceased with re-enacting the journey of the Ra between heaven and earth. For further, see I. Shaw and P. Nicholson, British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, London, 1995, pp.207-208.

Circa 332-30 B.C.

Provenance:

  • Private collection, San Francisco.
  • Anonymous sale; Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, 29 October 2007, lot 1390.
  • with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York (Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no.188).
Published:

  • M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Mougins, 2011, p.49, fig.34.

Exhibited:

  • Mougins, Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, June 2011-2018.
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, France, acquired from the above.


43¾" high
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



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