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French, Art Nouveau period fire fender
Item No. 1131
French, Art Nouveau period fire fender

In hand-forged wrought iron and brass, in the form of a butterfly, adorned with roses and leaves. Could also function as an umbrella stand ("porte parapluie"). Early 20th 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
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
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
Very fine, French, Art Nouveau period, trifold mirror with vanity
Item No. 982
Very fine, French, Art Nouveau period, trifold mirror with vanity

In solid, carved walnut. In the manner of Majorelle. Circa 1900.

85" tall by 56" wide by 20" deep.
Set of Eight French, Art Nouveau period tall-back dining chairs
Item No. 926
Set of Eight French, Art Nouveau period tall-back dining chairs

In solid, carved walnut in the manner of Louis Majorelle with carved floral crest, V-shaped upholstered backsplat, and seat in red leather with brass tacks. Shaped legs with conforming floral decoration. Circa 1900.

40½" tall (at back) by 18" wide
Art Deco chandelier
Item No. 356
Art Deco chandelier

Bronze d'ore and crystal with garlands. Early 20th century.

45" high, 25" diameter
French, Art Nouveau, bronze d'ore chandelier
Item No. 404
French, Art Nouveau, bronze d'ore chandelier

With frosted glass iris globes. Late 19th century.

45" high by 25" diameter