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Item No. 1185Exceptional, Venetian, Rococo period, Lacca Povera commode scriban
The rectangular top above the slant-front, opening to a writing surface with a central pigeonhole flanked by four short drawers, above the serpentine-fronted body with two long drawers, the paneled sides, raised on cabriole legs.
Lacca Povera (also known as "Lacca Contrafatta") was a form of art originating in Venice incorporating decoupage (the cutting out of figural or natural forms), which are adhered to a solid surface, painted and hand-engraved, and then covered with a layer of layer of lacquer.
50" wide by 43" high by 22¾" deep
Item No. 1175Set of twelve French, Neoclassical style dining chairs
Painted and parcel gilded. Richly sculpted in a guilloché pattern resting upon tapered and fluted legs. 19th century.
A similar example is currently on display at Muse´e des Arts De´coratifs in Paris.
37" high by 20" wide by 18½" deep
Item No. 1174Exceptional, 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.
Item No. 1131French, 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.
Item No. 1108Egyptian, 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.
- 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).
- M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Mougins, 2011, p.49, fig.34.
- Mougins, Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, June 2011-2018.
- Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, France, acquired from the above.
Item No. 1106Ancient 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
Item No. 1092Spanish, 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
Item No. 926Set 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
Item No. 356Art Deco chandelier
Bronze d'ore and crystal with garlands. Early 20th century.
45" high, 25" diameter