Antique Painted Furniture

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel-gilt chest of drawers
Item No. 1155
Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel-gilt chest of drawers

Having two small drawers above two large drawers. Late 18th century.

36" high by 45¾" wide by 21¾" deep
Directoire period fan and conforming giltwood frame
Item No. 1136
Directoire period fan and conforming giltwood frame

Paper painted in the "Gouache" technique with gilded accents. Circa 1790.

26½" wide by 16" wide
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.
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.

A similar item can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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



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