Covered in gold leaf. (c.f. gilding, gilded).
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Item No. 1134The Birds of North America & Studer's Popular Ornithology (two volumes)
Columbus, Ohio: Jacob H. Studer & Co., 1878. In two volumes. Folio. Illustrated with 160 plates (119 color lithographic plates in first volume and 41 tinted lithographic plates in second volume), with tissue guards. Full gilt-lettered and decorated black morocco; spines gilt; inner dentelles gilt. Spines, edges, and joints slightly scuffed; internally clean. Ex-library with book-plates on front paste-downs and call numbers in pencil on title-pages; plates free of all markings.
This comprises The Birds of North America and Ornithology: or, the Science of Birds.
Provenance: The Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Alexander Weddell, Richmond, Virginia. Deaccessioned by The Virginia House Museum to benefit future preservation, acquisitions, and care of collections.
Item No. 1100Japanese, gilt wood Buddha figure
Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base set on a tiered plinth, the hands held upward in the lap, the eyes downcast in a meditative pose under tightly curled hair and a domed ushisha, dressed in layered robes left open at the chest, al before a solid madela. Edo Period, Japan.
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.
25˝" high by 16˝" 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