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Exceptional, French, Art Nouveau period bureau plat
Item No. 1174
Exceptional, French, Art Nouveau period bureau plat

In solid, carved walnut; with five conforming drawers; have writing surface inset with decorative, gilt-embossed leather blotter, each side with tirets (additional pull out writing surfaces), the whole delicately sculpted with flowers and other vegetation and resting upon four slightly cabriole legs. Circa: 1890, L'ecole de Nancy.
Italian, Renaissance period cassone
Item No. 1173
Italian, Renaissance period cassone

In solid carved walnut, vigorously sculpted with leaves, vines and other vegetation; the façade featuring framed allegorical figures and flanked by caryatids, the gadrooned lid with tabernacle featuring sliding door which opens to reveal secret compartment, the bottom apron adorned with garlands of fruit, the whole resting upon elongated claw feet. Circa: 1550. Tuscany.

67" wide by 35" high by 27½" deep
Portuguese, Baroque period, blue and white painted tile (azulejos) mural
Item No. 1172
Portuguese, Baroque period, blue and white painted tile (azulejos) mural

Featuring the God Neptune in his carriage holding a trident in his right hand while being pulled through the sea. Circa: 1710-1720.

59" wide by 29½" high
Flemish, Baroque period tapestry: La Vie d'Esther ('The Life of Esther')
Item No. 1171
Flemish, Baroque period tapestry: La Vie d'Esther ("The Life of Esther")

Hand woven in fine silk and wool, depicting a scene from the biblical Book of Esther. From Flanders, in modern-day Belgium. Circa 1660-1680.

102" wide by 120" high
Pair of French, Faience, covered jars (pilgrim flasks)
Item No. 1170
Pair of French, Faience, covered jars (pilgrim flasks)

Each one depicting cherubs blowing horns and riding fantastical beasts on a blue background. The sides flanked by rams head masks. Nevers, France. 19th century.

Signed: Antoine Montagnon

12¾" high
Pair of French, Louis XIV period torcheres
Item No. 1169
Pair of French, Louis XIV period torcheres

In solid carved natural wood. The upper elements vigorously carved with acanthus leaves, the central columns, triangular in form, pierced and adorned with male masks, the whole resting on a tripod base having sculpted leaves, volutes and lambrequins. Circa 1670.

Provenance:
  • Sale in Versailles, Palais des Congres, Commissaire-Priseur Jean-Paul Chapelle, March 3, 1968-acquired by Georges Hereil, Paris.
  • 1981: The estate of Georges Hereil, by descent to GG.


66" high
French Louis XIII period Deux Corps
Item No. 1168
French Louis XIII period Deux Corps

In solid, carved walnut, having four elaborately sculpted doors, each one with an allegorical figure centered within a floral medallion representing the four seasons, also having a central drawer with embracing cherubs flanked by winged putti.

The whole vigorously carved with foliate rinceaux design, vegetation and birds and resting on bun feet. Circa 1610-1630.

82½" high by 56½" wide by 26½" deep
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
French, Louis XV style, marquetry-inlaid bureau de pente
Item No. 1166
French, Louis XV style, marquetry-inlaid bureau de pente

Inlaid with a combination of exotic woods, including walnut, Brazilian rosewood, satinwood, and birdseye maple; having a fall-front, which opens to reveal a writing surface and interior drawers; the whole resting upon four cabriole legs with bronze d'ore ornament.

In the manner of Hache (Grenoble, France). 19th century.

38¾" wide by 34¼" tall by 19½" deep
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
Italian, Baroque period, credence
Item No. 1164
Italian, Baroque period, credence

In solid, carved walnut; with two doors, which open to reveal a single shelf; the panels framed in a guilloche pattern; the whole resting upon four bracket feet.

From Tuscany. Circa 1670

61½" wide by 48½" tall by 27½" deep
Pair of Italian, Neoclassical period Torcheres
Item No. 1163
Pair of Italian, Neoclassical period Torcheres

Painted and parcel-gilded adorned with acanthus leaves, ram's heads, pateraes, and garlands, resting upon claw feet. Circa 1810-1815.

64" high by 13" diameter
Italian, Renaissance style refectory table
Item No. 1162
Italian, Renaissance style refectory table

In solid, carved walnut; carved on all four sides with gadrooned edge; the top inset with leather writing surface; the whole support vigorously carved with acanthus leaves and caryatids. Rome, circa 1825.

57" wide
Pair of Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, blue-painted and parcel-gilded bergeres
Item No. 1161
Pair of Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, blue-painted and parcel-gilded bergeres

Each having a gondola back, bacchic mask, and upholstered in a blue silk brocade. Late 18th century.

39" high (at the back) by 26" wide by 24" deep
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
French, Louis XVI period, adjustable, marquetry-inlaid pedestal table
Item No. 1158
French, Louis XVI period, adjustable, marquetry-inlaid pedestal table

Having two tiers, each with pierced, bronze d'ore gallery. Functioning mechanism allows the top tier to be raised.

Stamped: JF LAPIE (Jean-François LAPIE) Master in 1763

Late 18th century.

28" high (unraised) by 13" diameter
Irish, George III period mirror
Item No. 1157
Irish, George III period mirror

In giltwood exuberantly 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
English, George III period cane settee
Item No. 1138
English, George III period cane settee

With curved ends and three seats, each seat having a circular cane-back panel inset with a hand-painted medallion, the whole resting upon elegantly-tapered legs and painted in bellflowers. Late 18th century.

72" wide by 28" deep by 35" high



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