Covered in gold leaf. (c.f. gilt, gilding)
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Item No. 1167Large, 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
Item No. 1139French, Louis XVI style, gilt bronze and alabaster mantle clock
Delicately cast bronze, crowned with two seated cherubim, one holding grapes and the other a triangle; the clock's face surmounted by a Bacchic mask, flanked by ram's heads and ornamental, flowering trees; the whole mercury gilded and liberally adorned with acanthus leaves and resting upon an alabaster base and highly stylized, toupee feet.
First half of the 19th century.
13" wide by 14" high
Item No. 1067Fine, 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
Item No. 1053Unusual, French vitrine table
In solid, carved beechwood, crème painted and parcel-gilded; having a display surface beneath hinged glass top. 19th century.
Item No. 873Fine, Venetian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded coiffeuse
In sculpted and blue-painted wood with gold accents, the lower part of arbalette form with a single, central drawer, top in faux marble, the legs of cabriole form; the upper part having a mirror with original mercury glass supported by two arms; the whole being of curvilinear form with a floral and shell motif. Circa 1850.
60½" high by 39" wide by 18" deep
Item No. 860Set of twelve, fine, French Restauration, painted and parcel-gilded chairs
Comprising six armchairs and six side chairs, each with a scrolled, padded back. The armchairs with curved arms terminating in scrolling leafs above leaf-carved scrolling legs and back sabre legs. Circa 1825.
sidechairs: 33" high by 18" wide by 21" deep - armchairs: 37" high by 22" wide by 26" deep