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Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension
Item No. 1106
Ancient Canosan volute krater of large dimension

Painted with a warrior mounted upon a horse, the handles tightly curled to resemble the volutes on Ionic columns. The colors used in art of this period inspired the painted frescoes of Pompeii two centuries later.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

21" high by 12" wide by 10" deep
Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension
Item No. 1105
Ancient Apulian bell krater of large dimension

With classical Greek figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background. A bell krater was an ancient Greek vessel sometimes used for diluting wine with water.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

11" high by 16" wide (at handles)
Large, Rennaisance period Hispano-Mauresque ceramic plate
Item No. 1104
Large, Rennaisance period Hispano-Mauresque ceramic plate

Of unusually large size, tin-glazed and gadrooned with plant motifs. The center adorned with a bird in profile, the reverse decorated with concentric lines. From Spain, either Manises, Paterna or Triana. Circa 1550.

16½" diameter
Set of five French, Louis XV period fauteuils à la reine
Item No. 1103
Set of five French, Louis XV period fauteuils à la reine

In solid, carved walnut.

Attributed to Pierre Nogaret, (1718-1771), recognized as a master chairmaker in Lyon, June 1745. 18th century.

26½" wide by 38½" high by 23½" deep
Pair of English, George III period sconces
Item No. 1102
Pair 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
French, Louis XV period, floral marquetry inlaid commode
Item No. 1101
French, Louis XV period, floral marquetry inlaid commode

Of bombé form with unusual three-drawer construction, inlaid in floral marquetry, the whole resting upon four cabriole legs terminating in bronze sabot feet. Mid-18th century.

Signed "N.PETIT" (Nicolas Petit, Master in 1761 was a great Parisian cabinetmaker. Established rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine under the sign "In the Name of Jesus", in his 30 years as a master he established a lasting reputation. His career began with very refined dressers of bombé form in the Louis XV style, secretaries, desks, small tables, many finely decorated with blooming branches.)

49" wide by 22¼" deep by 35" high
Japanese, gilt wood Buddha figure
Item No. 1100
Japanese, 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.

13" high
Ancient Apulian Amphora
Item No. 1099
Ancient Apulian Amphora

With classical Greek female figures in terra-cotta on a painted black background, ringed below with Classical Greek key border.

From Apulia, circa 320 BC (now Italy, but then Greece).

13" high by 10" wide by 8" deep
Louis XVI-style Mahogany and Brass-inlaid Game Table
Item No. 1098
Louis XVI-style Mahogany and Brass-inlaid Game Table

With removable rectangular top above hinged surface opening to reveal slide-out baize game board surface with French inscriptions and hidden well with miniature roulette wheel and compartments with dominoes and game pieces, all of which remove for backgammon surface below, on turned and reeded supports with caster feet.

Brass inlaid is lifting and needs securing on top. Removable top opens to baize surface, some light abrasions and surface grime, interior underneath with game piece compartments and wheel which have minor nicks, light abrasions. Legs have repairs, one appears a bit wobbly. Has some game pieces, probably not complete.

20th century.

closed: 29½" wide by 35" deep by 20" wide; Open: 33¼" wide by 29¼" deep
French, Neoclassical style, bronze d'ore gueridon (end table)
Item No. 1097
French, Neoclassical style, bronze d'ore gueridon (end table)

With painted marble top, the design inspired by the original paintings of François Boucher, with tripod base centered by an urn. 19th century.

28" high by 18" diameter
Romanesque Double Cloister Capital
Item No. 1096
Romanesque Double Cloister Capital

In veined white marble, carved with foliage, having a face framed by hands at each of the four corners, the whole resting upon two large goat hooves; some wear. Southern France; 13th Century.

18½" high by 22" wide by 14½" deep
Very fine, Genoese, Rococo period console table
Item No. 933
Very 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
Very fine, English Regency period, rosewood and brass-inlaid center table
Item No. 892
Very fine, English Regency period, rosewood and brass-inlaid center table

With original tilt-top mechanism, giltwood acanthus leaf and faux rosewood grain stem, and unusual square plinth (base) resting upon four bronze winged claw feet. Attributed to George Smith, circa 1805-1810.
French, Louis XVI style bronze d'ore chandelier
Item No. 1095
French, Louis XVI style bronze d'ore chandelier

Having six arms extending from a central stem ornamented with flowers, the whole surmounted by a crown. 19th century.

29½" high (45" with chain) by 18" diameter
Italian, Rococo period, walnut console
Item No. 838
Italian, Rococo period, walnut console

With wooden top painted to resemble marble and legs terminating in pied de sabots. From Naples. Mid-18th century.

60" wide by 35" high by 26½" deep
English, George IV period, giltwood and upholstered confidante
Item No. 803
English, George IV period, giltwood and upholstered confidante

In solid, carved giltwood. Of serpentine form with four seats, the whole resting upon casters. Circa 1825.

58" diameter by 38" high
French, Louis XV period bergere
Item No. 1094
French, Louis XV period bergere

In solid, carved walnut. Circa 1750.

Stamped "E. MEUNIER" (Etienne Meunier)
French, Louis XV period cartel d'alcove
Item No. 1093
French, Louis XV period cartel d'alcove

Mercury-gilded of Rocaille form. Paris, circa 1750.

24" tall by 16" wide
Spanish, Art Nouveau period vitrine
Item No. 1092
Spanish, Art Nouveau period vitrine

In solid, carved mahogany with Mucha inspired, reverse-painted glass door; having original, beveled, curved glass and three interior shelves. Circa 1905-1910.

76" tall by 37" wide by 19" deep
Italian, Baroque period, painted slant-front desk
Item No. 972
Italian, Baroque period, painted slant-front desk

Crème painted in scrolled arabesque forms with green, red, and black accents. With two drawers above fall-front lid, which opens to reveal four interior drawers and writing surface. Circa 1700.

43" high by 52½" wide by 24½" deep



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