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Large, Italian, Louis XVI period carved console
Item No. 931
Large, Italian, Louis XVI period carved console

From Torino with medallions, garlands, and acanthus leaves carved in solid linden wood. Original blue, gray, and beige Brocatello marble top. Circa 1780

56" wide by 25½" deep by 35" high
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
French, Louis XVI period, marquetry-inlaid secretaire abattant
Item No. 1085
French, Louis XVI period, marquetry-inlaid secretaire abattant

In rosewood, walnut, and satinwood; having original marble top in gray with white veining; the fall-front opening to reveal a writing surface and interior drawers. Late 18th century. Bearing the signature of Jean Laurent Cosson ("COSSON").

58½" high by 41" wide by 18" deep
Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum
Item No. 1083
Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum

In solid, carved limestone depicting horned lions. Trapezophorum were used as pedestals and supports for tables and benches. 19th century, Rome.

19" high by 8" wide by 8½" deep
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
Late 15th century, French, Gothic period coffre
Item No. 1064
Late 15th century, French, Gothic period coffre

In solid, carved oak. The front composed of three panels carved in Gothic architectural style with arches, ribs, rosettes, and columns; the two side doors carved with large "linen folds"; having two inside shelves.

In very good condition with excellent patina; circa 1480 with some 19th century modifications.

49½" wide by 24½" deep by 33½" high
Very fine, French, Regence period buffet de chasse
Item No. 934
Very fine, French, Regence period buffet de chasse

In solid, carved oak with marble top. Circa 1715.

42½" high by 61" wide by 21½" deep
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
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, 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
William IV period, carved mahogany recamier
Item No. 538
William IV period, carved mahogany recamier

In solid, carved mahogany, curvilinear in form, with Neoclassical elements including cornucopia and paterae (circular or oval ornament resembling a dish, often decorated with leaves and petals. Commonly seen in a frieze in architecture or on a corner block in furniture), the legs of umbrella shape ending in casters. Circa 1835.

84" wide by 35" high by 26" deep
Spanish, Renaissance period walnut caixa
Item No. 945
Spanish, Renaissance period walnut caixa

The rectangular moulded top above carved panels depicting shell-headed flowering urn flanked by acanthus and divided by scrolled pilasters, the sides carved conformingly, with moulded plinth and scrolled feet, the feet replaced. Late 16th or early 17th century.

30¾" high by 63½" wide by 27¼" deep
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
Pair of very fine and rare French, Louis XIV style, wrought-iron consoles
Item No. 840
Pair of very fine and rare French, Louis XIV style, wrought-iron consoles

Each with a shaped, breche d'alep marble top above a pierced break-fronted frieze with c-scrolls, quatrefoils, and diamonds and three pierced aprons raised on scrolled supports headed with cherubim. Circa 1900-1920. (one shown)

78" wide by 37" high by 21¾" deep



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