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Item No. 1082French, Restauration period mantle clock
Of large scale, in gilt and patinated bronze; Flora, a minor Roman goddess of spring, flowering crops, and sex sits atop the whole, her foot resting upon a seashell as she holds a cornucopia in one hand and an olive branch in the other; the base chased with a frieze of infant musicians.
25½" high by 16½" wide
Item No. 950Italian, Regence Period, gilt and polychrome-painted six-panel screen
Inspired by the designs of Claude III Audran, "La Serie des Douze Mois" (The Twelve Month Series"). The frames vigorously carved in silvered wood; the panels 18th century the painting refreshed in the 19th century; each decorated in green grotesque style on gold background depicting zodiac signs and mythological gods.
109" high by 168" wide
Item No. 1077Very fine, Empire period chandelier
In gilt bronze and patinated bronze, elaborately chased with ten arms, ornamented with winged angels crowned with laurel leaves, acanthus leaf corona, pinecone finial, and five chains adorned with acanthus leaves and grapes. Circa 1810.
Item No. 1055Very fine, Louis XVI period bureauplat
In Cuban mahogany with gilt bronze mounts, having tapered and fluted legs. Bearing the signature of "Jean Laurent COSSON." Late 18th century.
64½" wide by 35½" deep by 29" high
Item No. 1038Fine, English Regency style bureau plat
In rosewood with brass trim; having three drawers; the top inset with gilt, embossed, dark-blue leather blotter; raised on brass casters. Finished on all sides, suitable for placement in the center of a room. Circa 1900.
61" wide by 35" deep by 30" high
Item No. 984Fine, French, Louis XV style tric-trac table
One side of reversible top having a chess board, the other a green, felt card surface, the whole resting on cabriole legs. The interior with ebony and ivory inlaid backgammon board. In rosewood with gilt bronze mounts. Paris, circa 1880.