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French, Empire style, gilt bronze chandelier
Item No. 1186
French, Empire style, gilt bronze chandelier

Having six arms, each with a bronze cast of a female bust, surrounding a blue ceramic center column; the whole surmounted by a torchiere.

Second half of the 19th century. In the manner of François Rémond.

Portuguese, Baroque period coffre
Item No. 1182
Portuguese, Baroque period coffre

In solid walnut elaborately carved in deep relief, the top having molded and mask carved edges centering an armorial cartouche flanked by dragons; the facade having a gilt iron escutcheon surrounded by dragons and winged figures; with deeply carved base molding on ball and claw feet, distinctive dovetails, and carved side panels set with carrying handles. Late 17th century

48" wide by 34" high by 26" deep
Exceptional, French, Art Nouveau period bureau plat
Item No. 1174
Exceptional, 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.

Large, Important, French cache pot
Item No. 1167
Large, 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
French, Louis XVI style, gilt-bronze Bouillotte lamp
Item No. 1159
French, Louis XVI style, gilt-bronze Bouillotte lamp

Having three lights with ram's head motif and pierced base. Circa 1900.

30½" high by 18" diameter
Pair of Restauration period gilt-bronze and patinated bronze sconces
Item No. 1156
Pair of Restauration period gilt-bronze and patinated bronze sconces

Each having two lights with winged putti holding cornucopia. Circa 1830. Not pierced (not electrified).

14" tall
Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel-gilt chest of drawers
Item No. 1155
Italian, Neoclassical period, painted and parcel-gilt chest of drawers

Having two small drawers above two large drawers. Late 18th century.

36" high by 45¾" wide by 21¾" deep
French, Neoclassical style lamp
Item No. 1153
French, Neoclassical style lamp

In gilt bronze and patinated bronze with a winged putto (cherub) holding two candelabra above a square plinth base elaborately cast in bronze d'ore.

Attributed to Henri Picard, who was established in Paris, 6 rue Jarente from 1831 to 1839 and then 10 rue de la Perle from 1840 to 1864. Picard worked on Emperor Napoleon III’s apartments at the Louvre Palace.

Second half of the 19th century.


23" high by 13" diameter
French, Louis XVI style, gilt bronze and alabaster mantle clock
Item No. 1139
French, 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
French, Louis XV style correspondence box
Item No. 1137
French, Louis XV style correspondence box

Embossed and gilt tooled leather ornamented in fleur de lis motif having a metal clasp. 19th century.

12¼" high by 7" wide by 7" deep
The Birds of North America & Studer's Popular Ornithology (two volumes)
Item No. 1134
The 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.

Pair of French, Regence style sconces
Item No. 1133
Pair of French, Regence style sconces

In solid, gilt bronze, in the form of stylized cherubim, each having two lights. Circa 1850.

20½" high
French, Restauration period chandelier (
Item No. 1115
French, Restauration period chandelier ("lustre d'alcove")

Of small dimensions having five arms. In solid, gilt bronze. Circa 1835.

27" high by 14" diameter
Pair of French, Empire period, bronze d'ore candelabra
Item No. 1111
Pair of French, Empire period, bronze d'ore candelabra

In patinated and gilt bronze.

Circa 1810.

4" wide by 4" deep by 20½" high
Japanese, gilt wood Buddha figure
Item No. 1100
Japanese, 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.

13" high
French, Restauration period mantle clock
Item No. 1082
French, 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.

Circa 1814-1822.

25½" high by 16½" wide
Italian, Regence Period, gilt and polychrome-painted six-panel screen
Item No. 950
Italian, 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
Very fine, Empire style, gilt-bronze, sixteen light chandelier of large dimension
Item No. 881
Very fine, Empire style, gilt-bronze, sixteen light chandelier of large dimension

Hand-chased. 19th century.

64" high by 40" diameter
Very fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie commode
Item No. 970
Very fine, French, Louis XV style chinoiserie commode

Of bombé form in black lacquer with original gilt bronze mounts and original rose de Brignoles marble top. Late 18th or early 19th century.

50½" wide by 35½" high by 25½" deep
Very fine, Empire period chandelier
Item No. 1077
Very 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.