Antique Painted Furniture

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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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Set of eight, very fine Northern Italian, painted and parcel-gilded dining chairs
Item No. 806
Set of eight, very fine Northern Italian, painted and parcel-gilded dining chairs

Late 18th century.

20" wide by 20" deep by 18" high (at seat) 38" high (at back)
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)
Very fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie commode
Item No. 970
Very fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie commode

Of bombé form in black lacquer with original gilt bronze mounts and original rose de Brignoles marble top. Late 18th or early 19th century.

50½" wide by 35½" high by 25½" deep
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
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
Pair of fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel gilded fauteuils
Item No. 1066
Pair of fine, Northern Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel gilded fauteuils

Of large dimensions with rounded backs draped with acanthus leaves, having Greek key apron and arms terminating in acanthus leaf carving; the front legs tapered and fluted, the rear legs of sabre form. Circa 1800.

41" high by 26" wide by 24" deep
Unusual, French vitrine table
Item No. 1053
Unusual, French vitrine table

In solid, carved beechwood, crème painted and parcel-gilded; having a display surface beneath hinged glass top. 19th century.
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
Fine, French, Louis XVI style crème painted console table
Item No. 1047
Fine, French, Louis XVI style crème painted console table

With six tapered, spiral-turned legs, each surmounted by an ionic capital, and Carrara marble top. Mid-19th century.



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