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PAIR OF GRECO-ROMAN BRONZE FIGURAL CANDELABRA BY CHARLES HIPPOLYTE FERRAT, 609AXT25Q

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: Greek female figurals, each with complex and chaotic folds and twists of their togas falling with perfect realism against their bodies, raise stylized water jars on their shoulders from which project a substantial six-light array of candelabra. Each candle well is beautifully treated with relief of vines and scattered berries with a gilded chain and teardrop finial hanging from each arm. The figures stand over faceted slate bases with inset bronze plaques displaying classical scenes. A perfect glowing patina with gorgeous smooth high burnish surfaces finish the figures most attractively, each being signed by their feet along the circular base “Hte. Ferrat”. The angularity and distinctly Neoclassical form allow the pair to perfectly meld with more austere interiors and modern settings as smoothly as the classical. Untouched and never electrified, this is a most fine acquisition for anyone passionate about excellent sculpture. Born in the Aix-en-Provence of France on April 26, 1830, Charles Hippolyte Marcellin Ferrat studied under Francisque Duret in Paris. He presented his only work at Salon, a sculpture of Cyparissus, and his work “Fall of Icarus” (1849) is held in the permanent collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He spent the majority of his career focusing on decorative arts and commissions, his Statue of Tronchet (1858) in Lisieux France a distinctly classical public work.

Condition Report: Numerous light chips to the slate bases. Some light handling wear to original patina. Overall excellent condition.

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Price: $5,375

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English George III Period Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase c. 1800, 610LKV16P

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: Please note, we have 90 images of this piece available upon request. A work of inordinate beauty and handcrafted precision, this rich and luxurious piece boasts polished plum-pudding mahogany in every primary surface, laid out in a way that achieves perfect symmetry and parallelism in the chaotic flowing grains. The craftsmanship is exceptional, the tenon-mortised door frame joinery perfect and allowing smooth function while also allowing the broad mahogany panels to shrink and contract without risk of cracking. The upper section expertly upholstered in silk in such a way that each shelf is still easily able to be adjusted in the notched sides, though the later wiring does require that the shelves remain in their current position (but this could certainly be removed or professionally adjusted). Brass latice work criss-crosses the glazed doors, the thick metal work beautifully executed to half-lap at each intersection. Each drawer and door retains it’s original brass hardware, the knobs beautifully stamped with four-leaf clovers while the edge is impressed with a repeating greek-key; the lower doors on either side of the drawers are rotating knobs that operate a sprung clasp and open the doors to reveal a shelved interior. The entire work breaks down into nine pieces (base molding, three lower cabinets, middle plank, three upper cabinets, crest molding), allowing it to be manageable when moving from one room to the next. It has without doubt allowed this cabinet to remain in it’s present excellent original condition. For the classical interior, this is a most powerful display piece that is enjoyed in the study, living room and dining room with equal impact. An exceptional presentation piece.

Condition Report: Old refinish with very fine surface patina; old patch restorations in a few places including along base molding, the bottom right side, one triangle spot to corner of lower base top. Interior upholstered in last decade or so, some minor discoloration, overall excellent condition; added lighting functioning, but wiring is not new and should be inspected by a professional. Original brasses. One key included, not all locks are functioning. Patch to one back board. Light scuffs, chips and age appropriate wear - presents exceptionally well.

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Price: $10,500

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French Provincial Antique Carved Pine Cupboard Bookshelf, 18th Century, 605WAN14Z

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: A distinctly individual cupboard with a rich provincial flare, this cupboard is beautifully characterized by the intense and relentless scalloping of the shelves. The lower open shelf is deep under three untouched original shelves that slide squarely over a large dovetail along the top. The series of four shelves above these are intended for the display and presentation of fine china, having a raised lip along the back edge to support a plate. Each shelf has a gallery along the front that joins the sides with thick tenon-mortise and supported over four carved supports flanking a pierced and beautifully carved central baluster - every shelf features an entirely unique set of supports and central baluster while the symmetry of the flowing scrolling is mirrored from the crest through each shelf. The surface throughout is warm with centuries of waxing and rubbed use, delightfully oxidized and discolored throughout. This is a highly unique and wonderfully untouched piece that would look absolutely gorgeous in a period home, particularly one of the French provincial taste.

Condition Report: Early and heavily discolored surface, nicely patinated with old waxing. Apparently original hardware, no key. Repaired cracks and old breaks here and there, some patching to crest. Heavy wear to feet; typical age indicators of cracking/abrasions/etc. as expected. Overall outstanding original condition.

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Price: $4,350

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Empire Rosewood Gilt Bronze Black Marble Pier Console Table, 19th Century, 604UTP18A

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: FINE EMPIRE ROSEWOOD DORE BRONZE MARBLE PIER TABLE Probably France, possibly England c. 1820; retaining old label verso Item # 604UTP18A A remarkable piece for it’s stature and presence despite utilizing the typical footprint for console dimensions. Much of it’s presence is owed to the substantial columns that support the top, these powerful with only a slight taper, the top and bottom of each column embellished by a stamped brass ring and set in stepped footings and capitals that lock the top firmly to the base. The designer chose to use four columns despite only structurally requiring two, as this brings perfection to the console when viewed from any angle - consoles that only employ two columns often suffer a visual weakness when viewed from the side along a corridor. The tapering of each leg is followed in the graduation of the apron versus the base molding, the thickness at the base being noteworthy and powerful with it’s fine rosewood veneers left undistracted and free of ormolu mounts. The black marble top is quite early and is probably original, but it is difficult to be certain of this due to having been repolished at some point. Each bronze mount along the top is crisply cast and finely chiseled. For the serious collector of the finest in Empire, the connoisseur of powerful architectural forms, this is an outstanding acquisition for the Classical interior.

Condition Report: Some veneer patching along the base front and sides, most notably the front left corner. Minor dings, abrasions and use indicators as expected. Early finish with fine patina and old polished surface. Bronze mounts appear to be original. Marble top is early with some roughness/scratching/edge chipping, originality unknown. Mirrored glass replaced. Overall sturdy and absolutely gorgeous.

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Price: $6,620

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John Carleton Wiggins (American, 1848-1932) Antique Landscape Painting of Sheep, 605PTC21A

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: A complex and vivid panorama set in a Normandy forest, this fine painting depicts a Shepherd with his dog watching over a large flock of sheep as they stroll along a leafy path. Only brief patches of grass poke through the carpeted path while the twisting and knarled trunks of old growth wood rise around them. It is an overcast autumn day with a large portion of the trees having been emptied of leafage. The piece is heavily influenced by the Barbizon school with a certain heaviness often found in Dutch works of the same period. The warm colors, high chroma grasses and golden leaves are a striking juxtaposition against the achromatic sky and charcoal trees with their long shadows. Each sheep is finely painted and detailed, while the Shepherd is captured only as an impression; only a glimpse of a human being while his charges are rendered most carefully. This was a typical method for Wiggins, who only infrequently painted figures in his scenes, as his clear focus was on the animal and it’s habitat. The work remains nearly untouched, in it's original lining and on it's original stretchers - we have chosen to not have the painting cleaned, though upon request and purchase we can certainly have this expertly conserved, which will likely result in brighter and more vibrant color. Please note that this process can take up to six months depending on our conservator’s schedule.

Condition Report: Original lining. Probably cleaned in the last decade but would benefit from a cleaning to brighten the scene. Under UV is a bit difficult to read due to varnish cast, close up images in the slideshow. Some losses around the edges from frame rubbing, light surface craquelure throughout. Frame is not original and has chipping/losses.

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Price: $3,970

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A. Testi (Italian, 19th/20th Century) Antique Marble Bust Sculpture of Young Woman, 605JSH14P

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: FINE ITALIAN ANTIQUE MARBLE BUST OF A YOUNG WOMAN Signed "A. Testi" verso in hand incised script, circa late 19th/early 20th Century Item # 605JSH14P A very finely carved sculpture of a young woman in spring, the surface is detailed with incredible clarity and precision. Her hair is perfect in it’s complex styling, much of the individual hair strands incised as they fall over her bare shoulders. The edge of her gown is chiseled beautifully, the lace clearly captured in it’s casual drape along her neckline. Each rose and leaf along the strategically positioned branch is rendered with utmost care, the pedals and veins of each leaf most finely carved. Her face is powerful, a glowing and incredibly fine work of art - the quiet serenity captured in her almost sleepy eyelids and soft features is most moving. The bust rests over the original tapered base, the front edges chamfered to receive her gown - it easily lifts onto the plinth with a large steel rod. A most fine presentation piece for the collector of Romantic period sculpture.

Condition Report: Some light roughness to edges of stone base, some minor chipping and wear to figure and roses, some light grime and discoloration to stone.

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Price: $3,720

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Set of Six Art Deco Style Carved Fruitwood and Leather Dining Chairs, 604QKM18A

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: SET OF SIX ART DECO STYLE FRUITWOOD AND LEATHER DINING CHAIRS Circa 20th Century Item # 604QKM18A A very fine and most attractive set in the sculpted style of the early 20th century Art Deco forms, this chair set is fluid in form and very nicely executed in solid fruitwood. The integral crest and splat flow in the same exaggerated taper as the curving stiles, the top edge of the crest beautifully scalloped in a symmetrical graduation. The set is comprised of two arm chairs and four side chairs, each upholstered in a very recent and absolutely gorgeous caramel tone top grain leather, the chairs comfortably sprung and remaining in outstanding overall condition. They are crisp, clean and incredibly well crafted. The chairs are a perfect addition to the interior focused around Art Deco and mid-century designs, the form being of such organic flow that it melds well with any number of design scenarios.

Condition Report: Minor use indicators (light surface wear, finish touch up, abrasions), very minor wear to the leather seats. One arm chair with replaced patch where proper right arm meets splat. Some chairs missing plastic pads under feet. Very sturdy and strong - a gorgeous set of chairs.

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Price: $4,510

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Jean-Baptiste de Roy (Belgian, 1759-1839) Antique Landscape Painting of Sheep and Cattle, 605KIP13X

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: EXCEEDINGLY FINE JEAN-BAPTISTE DE ROY (BELGIAN, 1759–1839) OIL PAINTING ON PANEL Sheep and cattle with shepherds resting before a river and aqueduct, signed lower left "J de Roij 1798" Item # 605KIP13X A rare and very finely painted scene from the last years of the eighteenth-century, this scene captures an extensive scene of farm animals on a bright summer day before the river’s edge, a large stone acqueduct erected in the background with a peasant farmer making his way across with a drawn wagon. The diversity of animals in the scene is most excellent, a few kid goats dancing in the foreground before a standing bull with his brilliant coat. At least eight sheep rest lazily in the green grass with a few goats behind them, each face perfectly detailed down to the eyelids. A farming couple stands by the water’s edge with a dog at heel while sheep with their shepherd feed along the crest of the hill. The painting is signed and dated in the lowest left corner “J. de Roij 1798”, the back of the panel inscribed in period script somewhat illegibly in both ink and in graphite, an early wax seal with a family coat of arms: a finely detailed crown over panels of an eagle, falcon and bull. The entire scene is housed in a most fine gesso and giltwood frame, quite early and exceptionally detailed - the lower left corner was damaged at one point and will require professional restoration to be properly enjoyed. This bright and precious scene is a rare and most excellent work by de Roy - an investment grade selection of precise stroke work, this is a large and substantial piece that perfectly captures the nostalgia of Romanticism in it’s high-chroma and cheery atmosphere. Also known as de Roy de Bruxelles, Jean-Baptiste de Roy taught himself to paint and the art of etching, much of his work focusing on landscape scenes with cattle, sheep and other farm life. At a young age his father brought him to Holland where he trained his talent by studying masters of the seventeenth-century Dutch school: Paul Potter, Cuyp and Berchem. Their work heavily influenced him, each having way of elevating the landscape genre from simply being a setting to becoming a serious subject. Ommeganck had considerable influence on the style of painting he eventaully adopted. The body of his work is rather diverse, but his best works are the bright idyllic views of Dutch landscapes and his finely rendered animal groups. Artist Sale Results Christies, Sale 2406, Lot 144, 30” x 43” - achieved $13,716 USD Christies, Sale 2170, Lot 144, 32” x 45” - achieved $14,986 USD Christies, Sale 8348, Lot 164, 30” x 41” - achieved $14,342 USD Christies, Sale 2394, Lot 82, 18” x 23.5” - achieved $21,038 USD

Condition Report: Hairline separation of panels down center of lower half. Frame is early, not original, the lower left corner with significant loss, other areas of loss and cracking to frame. Under UV: conserved in the last decade, the fresh varnish flourescing and making some areas hard to read; touch ups throughout, including along the seam down the center - please review the close up UV images for a more clear overview of conservation work.

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Price: $14,900

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English Scrubbed Pine Antique Tenon Mortise Work Table, 19th Century, 605EPW14

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: SCRUBBED PINE TENON MORTISED WORK TABLE Probably English c. Mid 19th Century Item # 605EPW14 A well worn working table probably from the second quarter of the nineteenth century, this table has a lovely scrubbed pine top with remnants of a much earlier teal green paint visible along the edges and in recesses. An early crusty brown paint covers the legs, apron and the battens affixing the table top to the frame of the table. The construction is clean and pure, the pinned tenon mortise joints having survived with great strength despite the distressing of surfaces - the table is incredibly sturdy. The large legs are particularly attracative for their faceted shaping over the turned tapered footing on each, these locked permanently in place with an H-form stretcher that tenons into each leg, the medial stretcher through-tenoned with a single pin locking it in place. A gorgeous piece for a breakfast area, as a work table in the kitchen or as a minimalist desk in an office, this beautifully worn piece is as nostalgic as it is charming.

Condition Report: Distressed surface throughout, top scrubbed free of paint, paint splatters and discolorations. Chalk inscriptions to one apron, age appropriate wear and natural surface distressing. Overall very sturdy and strong.

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Price: $1,760

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Charles Louis Kratke (French, 1848-1921) Antique Oil Painting of Courting, 605DSQ13A

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: "THE COURTSHIP" BY CHARLES LOUIS KRATKE (FRENCH, 1848-1921) In oil on canvas, signed lower right Item # 605DSQ13A A finely detailed work in oil on canvas by genre artist Charles Louis Kratke, the work is crisp and of excellent quality. It captures a subject Kratke was passionate about, the courtship dance of men and women during the mid-to-late nineteenth century. The present example depicts a young man approaching a pair of women, all of his attentions focused on the leftmost young woman with a fan in hand. The first leaves of fall are curled along the dirt path before a large marble sculpture and the pair of women, the background showing hints of a fine estate with large grounds. Each garment is perfectly and crisply depicted, the vibrant and cheery colors in harmony with the mood of the scene. It is an optimistic work of young love and the pursuit of love during a rich historical moment. The painting is framed in a quite early and probably original giltwood frame, crisp and incredibly complex. It is an absolutely gorgeous work for collectors of fine French genre scenes.

Condition Report: Original lining, under UV appearing to be free of any restorations. Losses to edge where frame rubs, tiny hole w/ losses at base of marble sculpture in background. Frame is early and probably original with some applied losses, cracking and inpainting as expected. The scene would be incredibly fine with some light cleaning and consolidation of the small losses.

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Price: $3,705

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English Yew and Elm Patinated Windsor Arm Chair c. 1810-40, 605APT14P

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: EXCELLENT ENGLISH YEW AND ELM WINDSOR ARM CHAIR Circa 1810-40 Item # 605APT14P This very fine early 19th century Windsor arm chair, a form generally produced during 1810-40 with a pierced splat design closely related to signed chairs in Worksop and Nottingham in England. In our experience, yew wood worn over time produces one of the purest and most interesting patinas. Every aspect of the chair other than the seat and the single replaced stretcher bar and rear leg are carved out of yew wood, the seat being wrought out of a single broad plank of elm - the yew is worn to such a perfect smoothness, the normally bright and honey hue with a gorgeous oxidized variation across the less worn and handled areas with a natural gradient into more rubbed portions. The seat underside is left unfinished and in some areas nearly black with oxidization; the kerf marks from the hand sawing are left unfinished and rough across the bottom. Each spindle through-tenons the seat, locking these permanently in place; the arm rails are set in something of a dovetail, the angled joint grasping the arm while a plugged screw affixes it horizontally. These curvy arm supports tenon into the arm rail. Each leg is thinly turned in the typical manner of this form and locked together with a crinoline stretcher. An absolutely gorgeous piece for anyone passionate about fine English antiques.

Condition Report: Excellent early surface patina with glowing depth and oxidization. Repaired crack to proper right arm at joint with seat. Back proper left leg replaced, rear proper right leg stretching member replaced (stretcher bar joining the curved yew member between the front two legs).

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Price: $1,210

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Set of Six Mies van der Rohe for Knoll BRNO Dining Chairs c. 1979, 604ION30

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: SET OF SIX LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE BRNO CHAIRS Knoll International, Retaining original labels dated January 10, 1979 Item # 604ION30 This gorgeous set of six Knoll International, Inc. chrome tubular steel cantilever dining chairs have long achieved iconic status, the brainchild of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and a form that has remained highly desirable since they were introduced in 1929 for the Tugendhat House in Brno. This set retains original upholstery labeling on almost all of the chairs, most of them legibly dated to January 10th 1979, though the upholstery should be changed to be enjoyed due to discoloration/staining. The chairs are very comfortable and in otherwise outstanding condition.

Condition Report: Upholstery heavily discolored and needs to be changed. Black fabric finishing bottom of one chair torn. Minor scuffs and oxidization to chrome.

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Price: $3,600

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Rococo Carved Walnut Parcel Gilt Pier Mirror and Console Table, 19th Century, 604EJT18Q

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: EXCEPTIONAL ROCOCO PARCEL GILT WALNUT MIRROR AND CONSOLE Continental, circa mid-19th Century Item # 604EJT18Q A most fine and substantial presentation, this console and matched pier mirror embodies the naturalistic largesse of the Rococo spirit. A European work, probably Italian circa the second quarter of the nineteenth-century, it has diverse palette of color with brilliant gilding in the carvings around the frame, a border of parcel gilding with hints of red bole penetrating the gold, a reddish-brown walnut with nice depth and patina and an original black marble top. The variety of color is matched only by the fluid diversity of carving spanning both pieces - the crest is a most elegant pierced display of flanking acanthus and corner flourishes around a kidney-form central motif of foliate inspiration. The same serrated foliage flourishes are reinterpreted in the mirror footing, the tops of each knee with a relief-carved kidney surrounded by acanthus over the draping foliage that highlights the leg edge. The scrolling apron is highlighted with a most fine rocaille treatment with serrated leaves edging the bottom. Each leg is locked firmly in place with a tenon-mortised stretcher that swoops into an incredibly detailed display carved from a solid block of walnut and gilded with utmost skill. This is a rare and wonderful find, the condition throughout just lovely. It is a statement piece ideal for an open two-level foyer, where the impressive total height of 117 1/2” will be unimpeded and the fine crest work can be viewed from the landing. It is a work of art in every regard.

Condition Report: Chip losses throughout to carvings, wear through gilding revealing bole and gesso underlayers. Inactive pest damage to walnut. Scratches to black marble top. Original back of mirror resecured with modern steel brackets and screws. Remaining in excellent presentation-ready condition.

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Price: $5,275

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English George III/Regency Mahogany Antique Pembroke Table c. 1810, 604NTU30

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE England c. 1810 Item # 604NTU30 Of very fine cognac color and surface patination, this gorgeous little pembroke table is a perfectly balanced piece with a very pleasing distribution between the rectangular space of the top versus the klismo base. The result is light and airy, allowing the table to invisibly join it’s surroundings, a form that brings hidden details to an interior and only slowly unwraps visually. The top is crafted of a solid plank of mahogany for the top and dropped leaves, these lifting over their original iron hinges to rest on outward swinging knuckled wings to create a firm and large surface. Both sides of the table appear to have drawers, the reality being that each side only has one drawer, the opposite being a faux drawer facade of perfect detailing. Original knobs operate the drawers. At some point there was need for restoration of the base, probably from being dropped, as two legs were replaced and cracks restored - the workmanship is superior and only with a close study of the leg inlays and wood graining are the differences noted. This is a most attractive little period table, one that is iconic in the English classic interior and incorporates into countless design scenarios: bedside, an end table next to the sofa or between a pair of chairs, even operating beautifully against the wall as a console beneath a painting in a small hallway. It is a classic and endlessly tasteful piece that is magnetic with it’s absolutely gorgeous surface.

Condition Report: Gorgeous old surface, not original but quite early with deep polishing. Dark wood stringer inlay loss in a few areas around the top, one drawer edge and one bottom corner of apron; some inlay replacements. Original knobs, escutcheons, hinges, locks (no key), castors and screws. Base with repairs, two plugs covering screws, two legs being perfect replacements (with scratched-bead tear-drop rather than dark wood inlay on the other two legs).

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Price: $1,970

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Minimalist Modern Chrome, Oak and Glass Dining Table, 20th Century, 604DBI30

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: MINIMALIST MODERN CHROME, OAK AND GLASS DINING TABLECirca Third Quarter of the 20th Century Item # 604DBI30 A most interesting minimalist dining table, the quality self evident in the relentless lamination of oak using half-dovetail keys to lock the frame together. A thick glass pane drops into the recessed groove around the edge of the table, this raised over four chrome legs that join the underside with a series of screws. The table will ship with the legs removed and will require some minor assembly to set up in your home. Probably crafted circa 1980, this is an excellent modernism piece for a bright and minimal interior.

Condition Report: Oak discolored with natural age appropriate wear. Some scuffs to chrome, some light age appropriate scratches to glass. Overall outstanding condition.

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Price: $3,110

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English Regency Black Lacquered Circular Dining Table by Dessin Fournir, 604QXT18A

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: ENGLISH REGENCY BLACK LACQUERED CIRCULAR DINING TABLE Circa 21st Century by Dessin Fournier, "Coleridge Table #805" Item # 604QXT18A This classic and highly refined form is closely based on the English Regency forms of the early 19th Century, a sleek table reimagined in this taste with a sharp angularity in the baluster and legs that is carefully offset in the exaggerated curvature of the legs and perfect circular top. Of fine quality throughout, the table is scroll cut and carved from solid wood and finished in a high luster black lacquer with a beautiful shine. It retains the brass plaque of Dessin Fournier, the Parisian furniture design firm with several locations in the US. It is a very attractive form that is as sleek as it is classic, a form that has remained tasteful for nearly two-hundred years and melds perfectly with the modern interior. The table will shipped with the top removed, so some minor assembly will be required upon receipt.

Condition Report: Surface wear and age appropriate abrasions. Base removed and reattached to top several times, hence a few extra holes in the pedestal underside. Overall outstanding condition.

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Price: $3,275

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Regency Style

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: THE COMMODIOUS CHEST AFTER THE ALTHORP ORIGINAL By Theodore Alexander for the Althorp Living Home Collection Item # 604ZCT30Q This very fine reproduction after the original in Althorp was designed by Theodore Alexander in the Althorp Living Home collection and is called “the Commodious Chest”. An exquisitely crafted work, the marquetry throughout is of the highest quality, having wonderful contrasting bands of ebony against the rosewood and amboyna veneers over oak secondary woods. The top is framed in a thick molded brass, the surface perfectly cast and free of pitting. Rather atypical for reproductions of the late 20th century, the bronze and brass work on this chest is actually very good - each of the mounts is a detailed work: the lion’s masks holding the draped acanthus garland pulls, the intricate Regency escutcheons, the repeated acanthus motif framing each drawer or most noteworthy the gorgeous acanthus mounts on the bracket feet. The original Régence commode (circa 1720) was purchased by the 5th Earl Spencer, known as 'The Red Earl', from the London firm of Edwards & Roberts in 1865 for £9. Edwards & Roberts of 21 Wardour Street were founded in 1845 and had expanded their premises to over a dozen buildings. This fashionable firm manufactured furniture but also retailed contemporary and fine antique furniture. The distinctive form of this chest is found predominantly in the Louis XIV and Regence period and was often used by André Charles Boulle (1642-1723) for his intricately inlaid pieces. The commode can be stylistically attributed to the Parisian marchand-ebéniste cabinetmaker Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731). A very fine piece that remains in nearly the same condition it was when the chest left the showroom, it is a work that was crafted to last the test of time. Retail pricing for the chest ranges from $7,000-$9,000 depending on the retail store, this example being offered at a significant discount.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with minor age appropriate wear - a few white marks from touching the wall, very small nicks.

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Price: $4,710

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Organic Modern Sculpted Poplar and Ebonized Maple Side Table c. 2015

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: ORGANIC MODERN SCULPTED POPLAR AND EBONIZED MAPLE SIDE TABLE Scott Deming c. 2015, Signed Item # 605OLB08 A work of extraordinary vision and skill, this fine flowing side table is a one of a kind creation by wood artisan Scott Deming, the underside signed and dated. Utilizing a solid plank of poplar for the top, Deming has sculpted and carved the board into a relentlessly flowing and rippling surface. The underside is ebonized, bringing the faintest touch of black to the thin edge where the incredibly sharp bevel is highlighted by the contrast. The smooth flowing grain of the poplar, being bright and finished in mineral oil to leave the natural grain without barrier, is a perfect selection for the table; parallel grains ultimately culminate in a circular ribbing before dipping over the edge. Sculpted maple is utilized to form the legs, these placed symmetrically while remaining chaotic - the stance is forward leaning. This is an incredibly powerful creation, silky to the touch and of unreal quality. It is a very fine acquisition for the collector of artisan furniture.

Condition Report: Without flaw.

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Price: $2,910

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ORGANIC MODERN SCULPTED CURLY MAPLE AND SAPELE SIDE TABLE

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: ORGANIC MODERN SCULPTED CURLY MAPLE AND SAPELE SIDE TABLE Scott Deming c. 2016, Signed Item # 605LMT08 Carved from a single thick block of curly maple, the top of this gorgeous side table ripples like a piece of paper in the breeze. A thin and flawless edging droops over the edges, settling gently in the manner a table cloth would hang from the top. It is finished in mineral oil, which allows the natural grain of the wood to remain incredibly close to the surface, also allowing the surface to be easily cared for with oils and waxes as needed. Most powerful are the organic legs which twist chaotically beneath the table top, the nearly flawless joint of each member giving harmony to the opposing dance of the four points. Contrast to the sapele legs is found in the series of maple plug inlays opposing the joint of the outer legs. The table is signed and numbered by the artist Scott Deming along the underside of the top. This is a powerful and unusual piece of exquisite craftsmanship.

Condition Report: Without flaw.

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Price: $2,250

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PAIR OF VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN SCULPTED LOUNGE CHAIRS

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Description: PAIR OF VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN SCULPTED LOUNGE CHAIRS Circa 1960’s Item # 605INZ01 This warm pair of vintage arm chairs retains a quite early and mellowed velour covering. The relentless curvature of the body is most attractive, the chairs being free of even a single straight angle. The outward flare of the arm is mirrored in the tapered turned flare of the front feet, the oxbow of the crest wrapping around the sitter in only the most casual way, these slight wings flowing down into the curved handholds. Deeply comfortable, the chairs have a single loose seat cushion and are intended to be enjoyed, to bring warmth and joy to a room. The chairs should be recovered, as the velour is worn and discolored with a thinning to the stuffing beneath the arms, but they will be a most powerful design statement with a new covering.

Condition Report: Upholstery quite early, the velour quite worn with a hole in one arm, stuffing thin along the arms, discolorations and light staining throughout. Covering is sterilized but should be changed. Very heavy construction and deeply comfortable.

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Price: $2,480

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VINTAGE PAIR OF MID-CENTURY MODERN SCULPTED TUFTED CLUB CHAIRS

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Description: VINTAGE PAIR OF MID-CENTURY MODERN SCULPTED TUFTED CLUB CHAIRS Italy, Circa third quarter 20th Century Item # 605KYQ01 An absolutely gorgeous form in this pair of Italian sculpted beech club chairs, the bow of the back is matched in the subtle outward curvature of the arms - despite being a club chair in design, the footprint is petite and visually reduced by the curving of members and low seat. An early but not original tufted covering remains in overall “good” condition with minor blemishes, certainly still useable in it’s current condition. The pair are built to last the test of time, each being surprisingly heavy while being deeply comfortable.

Condition Report: Small tear on arm of one chair, upholstery pulled where arm joins seat-back on both chairs, gentle wear throughout to covering with minor blemishes. Sturdy and very comfortable.

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Price: $2,935

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EXCEEDINGLY FINE REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD BONHEUR DU JOUR

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Description: EXCEEDINGLY FINE REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD BONHEUR DU JOUR Circa 1820-30 Item # 604QXG18S This Regency desk is a piece that is of exceedingly exact craftsmanship, precise in joinery and design, a very finely made piece by every measure. It is designed in the French taste, an English creation inspired by contemporary works in the Louis XVI taste during the same period, but a distinctly English work with it’s intricate and inordinately high quality brass work and use of roseood. The rosewood veneers and solids are chosen with a clear eye for an active and chaotic grain, differentiating it significantly from the similar forms in mahogany and lending a certain exoticism to the surface. Primarily used as a desk for letter writing, the drawer opens, upon which the writing surface is flipped and rests upon - a tiny drawer with it’s original carved knob is tucked into the front corner of the drawer, a convenient place to store the inkwells and writing instruments. A small pair of drawers back the writing area beneath two levels of shelving, the upper shelf surrounded by a pierced brass gallery, the form a departure from the greek-key utilized in the lower gallery. The desk is entirely original, all hinges, knobs, mounts and structure remaining untouched besides the typical restorations of veneers and color. It rests over four legs turned of solid rosewood. For the serious connoisseur of the finest in English Regency, this is an exceptional selection of delicate form and inordinately high quality craftsmanship.

Condition Report: Gorgeous glowing surface with excellent color preservation throughout. Blemishes, shrink cracks/curves, joint separations etc. as expected from natural aging; cracking at corners flanking hinges. Loss at top corner of brass gallery, some missing screws for brass elements throughout. Leather is early with a dry old crack where it bends. Replaced veneer on right proper side of shelf, other veneer patches. Sturdy and strong - no key.

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Price: $6,375

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FINE SET OF SIX REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS

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Description: FINE SET OF SIX REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS England c. 1820, most seat rails stamped by maker Item # 604CSP15P This gorgeous set of six chairs is comprised of a single arm chair with five side chairs. A robust set with presence, the ovular crest rail is bent to lend a touch of Greco-Roman taste to the form, the classical reverse visible in the stiles in the side profile of the chair reminiscent of a klismo chair, though the use of a bold turned and tapered front leg modernizes the design. The delicate central splat is a complex display of a series of rings within rings flanked by sharp leaves and pierced circles inside the horizontal reeding that slowly graduates into the fluted opening at the stiles. The comfortable seat is stuffed over the rail and leaves just a thin edge of mahogany around all four sides. The underside of the seat is left exposed, revealing the original corner braces that dovetail into the opposing rails at each corner - most effective joinery, superior to glue and uncommon due to the amount of time required to use this unseen joint. For anyone passionate about the classical and timeless form of the Regency period, this positively gorgeous set of dining chairs is replete with perfect balance of elements and very fine proportions. With warm glowing surfaces that only develop from years of polishing by hand coupled with gentle wear, they are a strikepoint collection for the breakfast nook or small dining room.

Condition Report: One chair splat has been repaired. Early surfaces with warm glowing patina, some finish touch ups and age appropriate surface wear. Upholstery in “good” condition with minor discolorations, certainly usable. Sturdy and comfortable.

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Price: $3,110

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Art Nouveau Green Iridescent Oil Spot Art Glass Vase attr. Loetz

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Description: ART NOUVEAU CRETE PAPILLON IRIDESCENT DIMPLED VASEAttributed to Loetz, Circa first quarter of the 20th Century, UnsignedItem # C102602A most attractive Czech Jugensil vase, this piece is noteworthy for it’s surface depth and elegant form. The proportionate ovoid vase has a gently flattened polished rim and two rows of dimples spanning the shoulder. It is a balanced, traditional pattern with a highly recognizable Loetz green Crete Papillon oil spot surface, lending it a naturalistic and subdued iridescence. The vase remains unsigned, but we loosely attribute the vase to Loetz from the first quarter of the 20th century in light of it’s exceedingly high quality, the recognizable form and typical surface treatment. The pontil is finely ground and smoothly polished with only the light expected wear around the base. It is a truly gorgeous find for the anyone passionate about the fine naturalistic handblown designs of the Art Nouveau period.Measurements:  7 1/2” H x 4-5” diameter, 3 3/4” diameter top opening; 2 1/4” bottom diameterCondition Report:No chips or cracks. Age appropriate handling wear. Smooth pontil. Overall excellent condition.

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Price: $735

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Roger de Vane (French, 19th Century) Antique Franco/Prussian Painting of Soldier

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Description: ROGER DE VANE (FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY) PAINTING OF PRUSSIAN SOLDIERSigned “R de Vane”, Oil on CanvasItem # 604RFP09A handsomely painted scene by Roger de Vane, originally intended for the cover of “Paris Match” in the event of the Prussian surrender, the painting naturally was not used due to the surrender of the French. In the scene, a Prussian soldier waves the white flag of surrender with a bugle in hand. The back of the canvas is impressed with the original stamp of the London art supplies manufacturer Windsor & Newton, the painting being very attractively housed in a period ebonized frame. It is a vibrant and gorgeous piece remaining in outstanding condition.Provenance: BCX-III, Inc. Washington D.C.Measurements:  [frame] 23 1/8” H x 17 1/4” W x 1 1/8” D; [canvas] 20” H x 13 7/8” WCondition Report:Light surface craquelure. Original lining. Frame is not original but is of the period with age appropriate wear, chipping and finish loss as expected. Under UV showing very minor scattered touch ups.

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Price: $2,775

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Pair of English George III Mahogany

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Description: PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY BANK OF ENGLAND STYLE ARM CHAIRSPredominantly 19th CenturyItem # 604DPW11This is an attractive pair of George III style chairs in the “Bank of England” taste, a restored pair that have had some necessary rebuilding in order to be fully enjoyable into the future. The form is quite lovely, the exposed arm rail wrapping around the sitter in a downward slope until joining in the simple handholds over curvy supports that join at the hip of the frame.  A down stuffed comfortable loose cushion allows the chairs to be warm and welcoming to the sitter.  The tapered molded front legs are set at an angle in collaboration with the curve of the seat.  These are a wonderful pair with deep and well developed surface patina throughout, both remaining in outstanding condition and being built to last.  For the interior where total purity is not required but where excellent design and surface history are needed to bring some traditional depth, this is an absolutely wonderful and very enjoyable pair of accent chairs.Measurements:  34 1/2” H x 26” W x 21 1/2” D; 20” H to seatCondition Report:Frames beneath upholstery rebuilt w/ later custom legs. Old restored cracks and veneer losses to arm rails. Nice old surface patina under wax and shellac. Upholstery in “good” condition with only minor blemishes - fabric removed from underside of one chair for examination.

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Price: $1,575

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Frederick W. Hulme (English, 1816-84) Landscape Painting

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Description: FREDERICK WILLIAM HULME (ENGLISH, 1816-1884) OIL PAINTING OF COUNTRY LANDSCAPESigned lower left "F. W. Hulme", label verso notes the scene as depicting the road to Chalfont St. Peters, BuckinghamshireItem # 604KJT12ZAn exceptional and large depiction of an English countryside landscape, the brilliant use of color and light bringing this impressive scene to the forefront of your attention in any setting. The careful detailing of every element, character and animal in this complex scene is notable and a clear testament to Hulme’s ability to capture a quiet scene in a powerful way. His works are held at museums in Leicester (Sussex Landscape), Liverpool (Rivington Valley) and Montreal (Surrey Forest), with very consistently impressive results over the last century at Sotheby’s and Christies. The present example retains two early labels from Christies noting it’s offering as lot 118 in sale 6897 and an inventory label, as well as an old gallery label describing the artist, a brief biography on his accomplishments as a tonal painter and a note of the scene’s placement on the road to Chalfont St. Peters, Buckinghamshire (“Chalfont Street Peters - Bucks”). The Benezit lists more than a full column of sale results over the 20th century for his work, much of it being in the five figure GBP range. The present example is an exceedingly fine investment grade selection, painted with the technical precision cherished in Hulme’s work, preserved in nearly perfect condition and housed in a powerful hand carved and gilded frame. For the serious collector of Barbizon and Romantic era works from the English schools, this is a most powerful statement piece.Literature: E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. VII, Gründ, 2006, p. 433-34Measurements:  [frame] 41 3/4” W x 29 1/2” H x 2 5/8” D; [canvas] 36” W x 23 7/8” HCondition Report:Beautifully restored and cleaned. Old relining. Signature is difficult to discern in the images - additional shots can be provided of the signature if helpful.  Light surface craquelure. Under UV scattered inpainting in woods to the left, along the dirt road and in the distant village, these also visible under regular light - high resolution UV images are available upon request. Frame with age appropriate wear and gesso cracking.

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Price: $8,425

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Robert Gallon (English, 1845-1925) Landscape Painting

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Description: VERY FINE ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE BY ROBERT GALLON (ENGLISH, 1845-1925)”The Sawmill”, signed and dated lower right, probably c. 1884Item # 604PDA12QThe opposite view of this exceptional painting by Robert Gallon is held in the Lancaster Maritime Museum in Lancaster, United Kingdom; this work is painted from the opposite side, looking down the river at the mill and bridge from above the dip in the river. A work of unreal quality and detail, the finely executed landscape captures the incredible diversity of color in the foliage and forest behind the old sawmill. The rugged and aged exterior of the mill is captured perfectly, the worn stone beautifully rendered under the crackling wooden roof shingles. The horses and figures beside the mill are difficult to make out, but the story is completed in the opposite view, where the white horse pulls a large wagon with a gnarled and long tree trunk tied to the structure, a man on top of the cart unstrapping the log to be processed in the mill. It leads the viewer of the present example to wonder if the lone figure captured on the bridge is actually Robert Gallon superimposing himself into the scene, as that is exactly the vantage point the second painting would have been pictured from. This work is being sold in it’s current unrestored condition (see notes below), but we can certainly make arrangements to have it fully cleaned and restored for you upon request (this can have up to six months of processing time depending on our conservator’s schedule). It presents in a most powerful way, being housed in an early and finely hand carved gilded frame with hints of the red bole coming through the brilliant burnished surface. The back of the painting retains an early Christies label with reference number EV349; the reverse of the canvas retains the original stamp from painting supply firm Windsor and Newton in London. For serious collectors of England’s more accomplished landscape painters, this is an outstanding acquisition.Literature: E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. V, Gründ, 2006, p. 1279-80Measurements:  [frame] 20 1/2” H x 30 3/8” W x 2 1/2” D; [canvas] 13 1/4” H x 23 1/4” WCondition Report:Original lining with patch to reverse of the center of the bridge, this with accompanying inpainting visible under UV. Touch up in center of sky under UV. Tiny hole in trees (above roof), loss in trees (above white horse), loss at base of stone wall (low-center). Hairline cracks and other age appropriate wear to frame. Painting could benefit from a cleaning, as the sky is probably a brighter mid-day hue.

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Price: $6,800

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Isidore Bonheur (French, 1827-1901) Bronze Sculpture of a Ram, Peyrol Foundry

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Description: ISIDORE BONHEUR (FRENCH, 1827-1901) BRONZE SCULPTURE OF STANDING RAMStamped “Peyrol” along edge of base, signed “I. Bonheur”Item # 604LWP12QThe ram sculptures executed by Isidore Bonheur were some of the finest works he completed.  The present example, like the majority of Bonheur’s work, was cast by the foundry operated by his brother-in-law Hippolyte Peyrol, the edge of the base impressed with the very tiny stamp of “Peyrol”.  The detail is above reproach, as is always the case with his work during this period.  The ram’s face is scientifically perfect, a flawless representation of reality expressed in the legs, hooves and proportions; the thick and unruly wool is sculpted in a complex and highly effective manner.  A gorgeous and complex patina of light brown with rubbed “gilded’ highlights, having traces of reddish-brown patina throughout the base, remains untouched and fully original.  The finishing work is outstanding.  This is a very fine acquisition for serious collectors of the Animaliers, a precious casting of a serene subject.Measurements:  7 1/8” H x 8 3/16” W x 3 15/16” DCondition Report: Very light patina wear from handling.  Gorgeous overall condition.

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Price: $5,475

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Exceptional Karl Friedrich Lessing (German, 1808-1880) Painting of John Huss

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Description: KARL FRIEDRICH LESSING (GERMAN, 1808-1880) PAINTING IN OIL ON CANVAS“John Huss before the Council at Constance” and “F. Lessing, Musee de la ville de Francford" on label verso Item # 604SCQ23ZA painting of unreal detail and precise quality, this scene is one of the most vibrant and technically complex scenes in the collection right now.  The intricate nature of each brush stroke results in an exceptionally rich scene, complete with detailed paintings of the saints on the garments of church leaders, almost discernible lettering on the binding of books, deep expression and distrust evident in varying degrees on the faces of the council members, individuality and photographic rendering of each character and their garments as well as a perfect depiction of the architecture and building elements.  The history of John Huss is well known, a visionary in the church excommunicated for his outspoken views of the church both doctrinally and as a political institution.  Guaranteed safe passage by the Emporer, he was arrested immediately upon joining the council, offered a chance to recant his blasphemes and subsequently burned at the stake.  The work was painted in several sizes by Lessing - the present example is unsigned, but retains a 19th century finely hand inscribed note verso attributing the painting.  It was a somewhat controversial work in it’s time and when “John Huss before the Council” was acquired by the Städel Museum in 1843, the director of the museum at the time, Philipp Veit, stepped down in protest of a scene that heroized John Huss while depicting church officials as being hostile and disgruntled. The quality of the present example is self evident, the colors and detail simply extraordinary. For the serious collector of exceptional historical scenes, this is a most fine work.Karl Friedrich Lessing was born in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) in 1808 and much to his parent’s dismay he pursued the career of a painter, studying under Dähling, Rosel and Shadow at the Kunstakademie in Berlin. A romantic painter of the Düsseldorf School, he sought to capture exacting realism in his works. He became director of the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe in 1858 and was a member of both Berlin and Dresden’s Kunstakademies. He drew critical attention with the series of studies he completed on the life of John Huss, polarizing works that in some ways captured his own violent and combative nature. His work was presented at many exhibitions both during his life as well as post, much of his work held in museums throughout Germany. Literature: E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, vol. VIII, Gründ, 2006, p. 902-3 [noting “John Huss in Constance” currently held in the collection of the Frankfurt Am Main museum as well as a sale of Huss before the Council of Constance measuring 25 x 43 inches in 1993]Measurements:  [frame] 19 3/8” H x 22 7/8” W x 2 1/2” D; [canvas] 13 5/8” H x 17” WCondition Report: Surface with craquelure, the original lining with some fragility and ripple.  Tiny spots of paint loss throughout the scene, these shown with close ups in the images.  Replaced frame in good condition.  Some speck touch ups under UV.

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Price: $6,650

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Set of Eight English Oak and Leather Dining Chairs, Early 20th Century

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Description: SET OF EIGHT ENGLISH OAK AND LEATHER DINING CHAIRSCirca Second Quarter of 20th CenturyItem # 309VJI23PThis most austere set of eight dining chairs are striking for their simplicity. The design is so square and angular, but dramatically softened by the beautifully patinated original leather coverings and the gentle sloping of the crest rail. The caramel leather is wonderfully distressed from natural use over the decades, the edge affixed with brass tacking around the seat back and apron. The legs are square with a squared stretcher locking them in place, each stretcher joining into the legs with the same tenon-mortised construction employed in the apron. The seat is only thinly stuffed beneath the leather and backed by a wooden plank. A most interesting set with it’s rustic aesthetic, the petite form and angularity allow them to work beautifully with any number of design scenarios.Measurements:  37 5/8” H x 17 1/8” W x 14 3/8” D; 18” H to seatCondition Report:Original leather coverings heavily distressed with extensive tearing, discoloration and holes. Wood with age appropriate chips and scratches. Seats are bottomed with a wooden plank, this creaking on some chairs.

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Price: $1,720

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French Provincial Carved Antique Arm Chair w/ Leather Seat, 19th Century

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Description: FRENCH PROVINCIAL CARVED FRUITWOOD ARM CHAIR W/ LEATHER CUSHIONCirca Late 19th CenturyItem # 604AIQ12The crisply carved and deeply patinated surface of this gorgeous arm chair is nearly blackened with years of exposure and oxidization under many years of wax polishing.  The cornered form of the chair is particularly attractive but also very comfortable, lending it perfectly to use as a writing desk chair or as a small accent chair for the corner of a room.  The original caning has sustained damage over the years, but with dark oxidization and patina throughout this really is just gorgeous and brings a great deal of character and surface history to the chair.  A comfortable leather cushion conforms to the curvature of the seat frame over the sharp acanthus carvings of the apron and knees.  Gently cabriole legs curve into raised relief carvings of foliage over stumped toes.  It is a gorgeous little accent piece, but also a very comfortable and practical chair for any interior where surface history and rich material is necessary to add depth to the setting.Measurements:  35” H x 25 1/2” W x approx. 17” D; 19 1/2” H to seatCondition Report:Extensive tearing/holes to caning, light scuffs and age appropriate wear to leather cushion and chair surface. Chair is very sturdy and comfortable.

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Price: $985

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English Mahogany Red Leather Writing Desk in William and Mary taste c. 1900

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Description: ENGLISH MAHOGANY WRITING DESK IN THE WILLIAM AND MARY TASTECirca Early 20th CenturyItem # 604TPA12PA very well crafted writing desk from the turn of the century, this is almost certainly an English piece, the craftsmanship tight and precise throughout. The simple molded top frames a relatively fresh untooled red leather writing surface, projecting gently over all four sides of the frame, this with a set of three drawers on the writing side. Each drawer is crisply hand dovetailed with original pulls and brass lock, these easily moving in and out of the case. The desk is supported on turned legs with an H-form stretcher in the typical manner for William and Mary furniture, the bold baluster of the medial stretcher tenon mortised into the flanking sides and locked with pins. The side stretchers likewise tenon into the legs for a permanent and powerful joint. This is a handsomely designed piece with a well cared for surface, remaining in overall excellent condition - it was crafted to last the test of time, to be an investment that would last for future generations. It is classic and a gorgeous completion to any English library or study.Measurements:  31 1/2” H x 50 7/8” W x 27 1/4” DCondition Report:Leather writing surface is replaced, minor blemishes/wear and discolorations. Surface of desk was refinished at some point during the 20th century. Overall excellent condition with age appropriate surface wear. Retains two original keys.

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Price: $2,310

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Exceptional Biedermeier Olivewood Glazed Vitrine, Austria, 19th Century

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Description: EXCEPTIONAL BIEDERMEIER OLIVEWOOD AND GLAZED GLASS VITRINEProbably Vienna circa the first quarter of the 19th CenturyItem # 604IUB12One of the most visually intriguing cabinets we’ve carried in quite some time, this very fine Biedermeier vitrine is a testament to the incredible effect a chaotic grain can have in defining a design. A work that is austere in every sense, a squared and minimalistic case with no surface embellishment, the case has a wonderful intensity to it with the unending swirls of Olivewood across every visible plane. The condition is noteworthy, that despite having so many brittle blown glass and silvered glass panels, it would appear that every single one of them remains original and unbroken.  The case itself has only minimal restorations and blemishes.  The craftsmanship is equisite, the back of the case showing tidy construction with it’s long hand dovetailed pins locking together the corners.  The entire piece rests over simple tapered legs.The Biedermeier taste was born in the aftermath of Waterloo. Where formerly style and design were predominantly decided in Paris, the middle class suddenly became the dominant decider of taste, decisively shedding the embellishments of the Empire era. Biedermeier furnishings are generally devoid of ormolu or excessive carving, having a simplicity and angularity that is often found as an inspiration to the designs of the Mid-Century. The present example is such a classic and inordinately beautiful object; it blends beautifully with both the traditional and modern interior, a bright and geometrical piece that absolutely owns whatever setting it joins.Measurements:  65” H x 40 5/8” W x 15” DCondition Report:Old refinish. With professional restorations of cracking and age appropriate veneer losses; some old veneer losses cracking around base corners. All glass appears to be original, or at least hand blown replacements.

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Price: $6,820

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Impressive Empire Mahogany and Bronze Bookcase Cabinet, 19th Century

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Description: EMPIRE MAHOGANY AND ORMOLU BOOKCASE W/ FLANKING CABINETSProbably Paris circa third quarter of the 19th Century, Disassembles completely for safe transportItem # 604PQZ12WA very fine bookcase of excellent dimensions, being somewhat restrained proportionally so that despite it’s powerful design and incredible aesthetic it does not overwhelm a space. The finest materials available were carefully employed in every surface of the casework, the vibrant crotch-mahogany veneers augmented by gilt bronze cast mounts of the finest chiseling and finishing. The crest is decorated with a classical mount that spans the entire length of the center, the complex scene depicting an extensive collection of figures and their greco-roman furnishings as a young woman begins her day: first the bed is made, her servants bring water and perfumes to bathe as her mother or caretaker looks on, then she dresses before a mirror as her hair is braided; the scene repeats in reverse a single time. This fine bookcase is intended to be a showpiece for a fine book collection.  It’s pair of heavy bevelled glass doors are framed in beautifully embellished bronze frames, both doors locking to protect the enclosed contents. This collection is flanked by a pair of blind doors, opening to reveal an adjustable shelved interior for housing the more valuable titles or perhaps objects that should be guarded from light. Cleverly crafted, the entire bookcase disassembles into a large number of small pieces: the crest and the base are both a single solid unit (approx. 76 3/4” W), while the entire center disassembles into individual doors, dividing vertical panels, the backboards and horizontal framing separating completely. This allows the unit to be safely moved from one home to another without risking damage and stress to the structure, an important consideration in light of roads during the time. For the classical interior, this is such a powerful and striking object - it absolutely defines an interior, both architecturally and stylistically, elevating the library or study in a most dramatic way.Measurements:  65 1/2” H x 76 3/4” W x 17” DCondition Report:Surface vibrant and in excellent condition with gorgeous color throughout. Some losses to framing that holds backboard panels on proper right side. Minor age appropriate wear, repaired cracks and abrasions as expected throughout. Stress cracks at the hinges on several doors.  No key. Some shelf bars are replaced.

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Price: $9,710

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Pair of Ebonized Napoleon III Side Chairs w/ Cerule Legs

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Description: PAIR OF EBONIZED NAPOLEON III SIDE CHAIRS W/ CERULE LEGSCirca Early 20th CenturyItem # 604TPC18This gorgeous and rather unusual pair of chairs are distinctly crafted in the Greco-Roman taste with a distinct cerule crossed leg in the front of the chair, the length of both front legs delightfully reeded in completion of the thin reeding traveling the seat back and frame.  The legs are joined to the slightly backswept rear legs with an I-form stretcher, beautifully turned with gilded highlights in the rings.  Each corner of the seat frame is highlighted with an applied carved gilded rosette.  The crest rail and panels beneath the seat back are painted in a dark maroon ground color with ebonized framing and raised-relief carvings of anthemions flanking a single rosette.  Both seat and seat back are deeply stuffed and covered with a beautiful and recent paisley fabric.  They are an absolutely gorgeous pair of seating pieces that bring unexpected depth to a space.Measurements:  37 1/8” H x 18” W x 17 1/8” D; 19 1/4” H to seatCondition Report:Ebonized surface is not the first, lower layers of black visible in chipping; surface losses throughout, leaving gesso exposed. Minor joint separations, both chairs sturdy.  Upholstery on both chairs is recent and in excellent condition.

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Exceptional Pair of Mitchell, Vance & Co. Gilt Bronze Sconces, Late 19th Century

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Description: FINE PAIR OF BRONZE SCONCES BY MITCHELL VANCE & COCirca last quarter of the 19th Century, Each impressed verso “2957, M.V.Co NY"Item # 604PYX18ZIn every way exceeding expectations, this very fine pair of gilt bronze sconces is a testament to the fine casting skill developed on this side of the Atlantic during the 19th century. The firm of Mitchell, Vance & Co. was founded in 1845 and by the end of the century had become a leader in the lighting and bronze accessories business, operating with over 600 workmen at their foundry in New York City by the end of the century. The present pair feature a classical Bachanalia scene with the mask of a male surrounded by grapes of the vine and flourishes of twisting acanthus and ribbon beneath four acanthus wrapped branches that raise single candles.  A large cartouche of intricately cast grape leaves on chaotic vines raises above each figure, affixed verso with a pair of cast screws.  Beneath this is the foundry impression of “2957, M.V.Co NY” and the seriel impressions noting the placement of various elements.  Both perfect examples of flawless casting skill, a powerful pair that were intended as an allegory of prosperity, an appropriate gesture in the entryway of a fine classical home.  Today such flourishes are difficult to come by, particularly in the inordinately fine original condition exhibited in both. Measurements:  21” H x 13 1/4” W x 7 1/2” D (dimensions approximate)Condition Report:Electricity untested - as always all wiring should be checked by a professional prior to installation. Gilding in exquisite condition, probably original.

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Excellent Louis XV Style Marquetry Inlaid Bibliotheque Bookcase c. 1900

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Description: FRENCH LOUIS XV STYLE MARQUETRY INLAID BIBLIOTHEQUE CIRCA 1900Clock dial signed “Thomire et Cie”, “Henry Robert"; lock signed "V.F. Paris"Item # 604PDW18XAn intricately veneered case with a lovely form and dimension, this very fine bookcase is crafted in the Louis XV taste during the height of the Belle Epoque period at the turn of the century.  With only 7 1/2” in overall depth, the case barely projects into the room while bringing a wealth of architecture to an interior - the shelves are probably intended more for display of a collection versus functionally housing books, as the depth is somewhat prohibitive.  Beneath the open bookshelves, a pair of doors are intricately inlaid with marquetry florals around the keyhole escutcheons, the four quadrants of the doors crossbanded to create sharply angular grain effects set perpendicular to the darker veneers around the border.  This theme of contrasting colors and opposing angles is continued through most veneered panels in the case, but is softened by the nearly total absence of hard lines in the design.  The cabriole legs flow into a scrolling apron, the doors mirroring the relentless scroll of the parquetry flanked by curved corner columns and nearly Pagoda-form crest.  The top plank is lifted from the case with four tiny wooden pegs, allowing easy access to the clock movement - this is signed on the dial “Thomire et Cie” and “Henry Robert” - currently the movement is not functioning, but we do not complete clock restoration in the shop so this will have to be serviced or restored upon receipt.  The back of the case is a simple and orderly construction with the tenon mortised framing locked together with tiny wooden pins, holding the larger oak panels set inside of grooves in the framing.There is a harmony and perfection in the 19th century French designs that lends depth and history to even the most modern interior.  This petite biblioteque is particularly wonderful for it’s substantial presence in a rather small footprint.Measurements:  64 1/4” H x 23 3/4” W x 7 1/2” DCondition Report:Top was likely marble originally, since replaced with a pegged wooden top.  Age appropriate wear (veneer cracking/minor blemishes) with color touchups and small veneer patching.  Movement will require service and restoration prior to operating.  Remaining in gorgeous presentation-ready condition.

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Price: $5,915

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Leon Riket (Belgian, 1876-1938) Antique Impressionism Landscape Painting

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Description: LEON RIKET (BELGIUM, 1876-1938) LANDSCAPE PAINTING COTTAGE BY THE LAKESigned lower left “Leon Riket"Item # 603JPS31PAn incredibly well preserved work, this gorgeous original painting by Leon Riket captures with light impressionism an afternoon by the lake from the perspective of a well trod dirt path, the large country cottage in the background overlooking a field of wheat with traces of forest in the distance. The complex mix of high chroma colors blend and layer to capture the true depth and complexity of nature’s landscape. Two lone figures can be seen walking the lake in front of the cottage. The condition of the work is just outstanding, the painting retaining it’s original lining and the surface full of vibrancy.Leon Riket studied at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten and the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp. He was a member of the Ken U Zelf (“Know Thyself”) group of Belgian painters, going on to be achieve a medal in Paris in 1913.

Condition Report: Original lining, two small patches verso upper right and left corners. Light surface craquelure. Contemporary frame in excellent condition, only light gilt loss and wear to edges/corners. Under UV in excellent condition with spot inpainting to reverse of patches.

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Eugene Aizelin French Antique Bronze Sculpture of Classical Female

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Description: EUGENE AIZELIN (FRENCH, 1821-1902) BRONZE SCULPTURE OF VENUS BATHINGInscribed Gautier & Albinet Editeur, Aizelin SculpteurItem # 603NPC24A finely cast sculpture of Venus stepping into a bath after a model by Eugene Aizelin, this early casting is typical of works released during his lifetime - the chiseling and finishing work throughout is excellent. The same model edited by Gautier and Albinet was carried several times by Christies and Sotheby’s, a 50 cm model achieving $2753 at Christies, the same model previously selling for 1920 euros at Sotheby’s in 2004. The underside of the present model is foundry inscribed “CH 101 a”, generally a reference for the foundry’s internal inventory. The model is a most pleasing and serene example of a classical maiden.Born in Paris, July 10th of 1821, Eugene Aizelin was a student of Etienne-Jules Ramey and Augustin-Alexandre Dumont at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1844. Starting with his first successful debut in 1852, he pursued a fruitful and long fifty year career until his death in Paris, 1902. He is generally recognized for his contributions to biblical and mythological subjects, as well as operatic and genre scenes. He received numerous commissions from the State and from the City of Paris for the decoration of public buildings, working on the three great Parisian building projects of the Second Empire (1851-70), the new Louvre, the Opera and the Hotel de Ville, as well as on theatres, the Parisian churches of the Trinity and Saint-Roch and other institutions. His works are documented in most major books on bronzes of the period, many of his pieces held today in museum collections, particularly in France.

Condition Report: Original patina with significant loss beneath wax. Surface discoloration.

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Gladys Goldstein (American, 1918-2010) Abstract Mixed Media Painting

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Description: GLADYS GOLDSTEIN (AMERICAN, 1918-2010) ABSTRACT PAINTING ON CANVAS, "H2O"Unsigned but with original label of authorization from her estate, stamped en verso with estate authorization stamp, titled in her hand in charcoal "H2O"Item # 107PME11Characterized by almost a singular focus on gray, Goldstein introduces a vast spectrum of variation in the hue and saturation of that gray across the unending space of the canvas. She chose to never frame this piece, which in itself is likely a statement about the subject, one interwoven with organic symbolism and a certain sense of the otherworldly - the center of the image is a distinct border, within which a fullness of life and deep bursts of color spring forth in the mixed media of the lower layers. The magic of Goldstein's work is her ability to allow the purveyor to digest the introspectively with little dialogue or direction, making interpretation of the painting uniquely personal and unusually magnetic. The back of the painting is signed in her typical charcoal scrawl "H2O", is stamped by the estate and is also inscribed on the back in the lower right corner "W.F. SCOT". See our website for a detailed biography of her work as well as an extensive collection of high resolution images - a link is also available upon request.

Condition Report: Exceptional condition - no noteworthy flaws.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $1,975

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Jean Pezous (French, 1815-1885) Antique Painting Genre Scene, 19th Century

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Description: JEAN PEZOUS (FRENCH, 1815-1885) ANTIQUE GENRE SCENE PAINTINGSigned "J. Pezous" lower rightItem # 1402VAP22PZThis is a vivid and highly charming little scene capturing a group of friends enjoying a sunny summer afternoon of games at a rural tavern in the middle of wheat fields. The tavern has a faint block inscription reading "Bon Vin" or "Good Wine". Shadows dance along the dusty ground from the shade of the tall trees surrounding the yard and a couple can be seen strolling through the wheat field in the distance. It is a warm and nostalgic genre scene full of character and descriptive story telling in it's petite dimensions - the faces and body language of the participants is most telling. One young woman watches the player closely, her companion looking at the seated gentleman who seems to be holding a conversation with her; a younger figure leans against a tree with a certain disinterest, which coupled with his somewhat sloppy dress suggest something of his character. The standing gentleman looks carefully and respectfully on as the player readies his throw, probably the main competitor in this match. A bright and lively work, this is a little treasure for any room it becomes a part of. Jean Pezous was born in Toulon, France in March of 1815. He studied with Senequier, who taught at the nautical school. He then went to Paris and studied under Orsel. He lived for a time at Bondy (Seine-St-Denis) and from 1846 to 1880 exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon. Pezous produced a large number of small paintings on a variety of different subjects, often introducing many figures. (Source: Benezit: Dictionary of Artists, vol. 10, p. 1299)

Condition Report: Very light surface grime, surface could benefit from being cleaned. Scattered chips/losses/touchups to the frame. Tiny little holes throughout the front of the frame. Canvas is backed by a chamfered mahogany panel. [UNDER UV] Touchups and inpainting flare throughout under UV examination, high resolution images under UV are available on request. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $3,200

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William Langley (British, 1852-1922)

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Description: WILLIAM LANGLEY (BRITISH, 1852-1922) PAINTING OF "LOCH ACHRAY"Oil on canvas preserved under glass, signed lower leftItem # 120012IUU04This is a gorgeous antique oil landscape painting on canvas of cattle at a highland lake, a bright and cheery work with a beautiful mountainous view over the cold blue loch. It is identified on the frame as a depiction of "Loch Achray", a well known body of water between Loch Katrine and Loch Venachar in the heart of the Trossachs, Scotland. The work is highly detailed, an exceptional piece when you review other works signed by Langley offered on the market over the last decade. An excerpt from "Hidden Talents: A Dictionary of Neglected Artists Working 1880-1950" (Jeremy Wood, England) notes in reference to Langley: 'Painter in oil of rural landscapes and coastal scenes who was working in the early 1900s. The subjects of this prolific artist included views in Cornwall, the South of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Among the titles of known works are 'On the Lledr', 'Wee Bridge, Killarney', 'In the Glen', and 'Sunshine after Rain, a Village in the Thames'. The work shows a distinct similarity to that of several artists working at the time and the signature could possibly be a pseudonym. The pictures are often large and decorative and have become increasingly popular in recent years.' This is a simply outstanding work, preserved very carefully under glass and left untouched. It is a wonderful find for any collector of pastoral scenes or of Scottish landscapes.

Condition Report: Early frame, probably not original though it is clearly of the period and crafted to fit this canvas. Oil protected under glass. Examined with a blacklight and it appears to be free of inpainting or repairs. Some stretcher marks on right and left sides as well as light craquelure throughout. Frame is heavily oxidized, the gilded gesso now a dark beige in color - frame is chipped with numerous gesso repairs. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Armand LeVeel (French, 1821-1905) Military Antique Bronze Sculpture cast by Susse Freres

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Description: ARMAND JULES LEVEEL (FRENCH, 1821-1905) FINE MILITARY ANTIQUE BRONZE "32 EME Demi Brigade", stamped by Susse Freres foundry c. 1875Item # 130012NPP15Crisp and proud, this French soldier stands with the flag grasped firmly in his hand with his gaze firmly affixed along the horizon. The flag is impressed "UN CONTRE DIX", One Against Ten, a reference to the outstanding bravery of the 84th Regiment in the battle of Graz in 1809 where two battalions defended against the Austrians with casualties of only thirty-four to an approximate five-hundred Austrian casualties. This sculpture by LeVeel was cast in three editions by Susse Freres: 82 cm (32.3"), 37 cm (14.6"), and 17 cm (6.7") around the third quarter of the 19th Century. This sculpture in the 82 cm edition is held at Musee des Beaux-Arts Thomas Henry while the Beaux-Arts Museum of Bordeaux holds his 37 cm edition, this cast by Susse. A student of Rude, LeVeel started exhibiting at Salon in 1850 - having a long career as a sculptor, he is most famous for the commissioned by Napoleon III to sculpt an equestrian group of Napoleon I, unveiled August 1858 at the Paris-Cherbourg railway in Cherbourg, Manche, France. In addition to sculpting, he also was curator of the Thomas Henry museum for a time, had a deep interest in archeology and an avid collector of faience. The present example is simply lovely - having a rich brown patina, well preserved throughout and of a deep glow, the precise chased and filed scrolling and flowing of garb is showcased at it's best. The level of detail throughout is quite impressive, his many dimensions of garb each executed with utmost realism and with a consistent leftward flow. While the scabbard is absent from the scene, originally affixed through the base at the back, it is actually not particularly detracting in our opinion. The soldier rests over a naturalistic base reading "32 EME Demi Brigade", "LEVEEL" and "Susse Freres". For any serious collector of French bronzes of the 19th Century, this is a wonderful example - particularly for anyone passionate about military subjects and French patriotism. A very infrequent visitor to the open market, this bronze is of very fine execution and without doubt will be a highly enjoyable addition to any collection.

Condition Report: Scabbard for sword lacking, the tiny little hole where it once was secured through the base visible in slideshow images if you request them from us (available on our website); a very tiny discoloration is visible on the leg where it once rested. Sword a bit loose, the solder having deteriorated over time, though not currently a concern. Some patina wear to flag pole. There is other very minor patina wear, though none that is noteworthy beyond what is clear in the images. Overall outstanding condition, the missing scabbard notwithstanding. Due to image limitations prospective clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all images of the item. Condition notes are included in the descriptive text of each item and verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p.

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Price: $1,990

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Henryk Kossowski Jr. (French, 1855-1921) Bronze Sculpture,

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Description: HENRYK KOSSOWSKI JR. (FRENCH, 1855-1921) GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A WORDSMITH"L'Armurier" founded by Siot Decauville, Paris, 12" edition, signed "I Kossowski" on base, numbered S753Item # 130107ZIP13As is typical with works founded by Siot Decauville during the last quarter of the 19th Century, this fine antique gilt bronze sculpture is exceptionally cast and detailed. An original work by Henryk Kossowski Jr., the base is signed "I Kossowski" and impressed with the Siot foundry mark along with "S753". While Kossowski was active during the years of 1880-1915, this work was originally cast in 1890 in both 12" and 18" editions, both in brown and gilded patinas. This particular work is featured in Berman where it is identified as "L'Armurier" or "The Arm's Maker". It is shown with the variation to this cast, with the edge of a work bench and clamp beside his leg. A valuable and handsome find, this is a crisp and joyful work of art. The swordsmith has an expression of utter fascination with his craft, studying the sword with a certain humor and curiosity, still enamored by an object he has probably crafted a thousand times. His hair is frumpy and disheveled, like one unbathed or overworked, the many wrinkled layers of his leather and cloth smock and clothing tied by a thin belt. Ultimately, he is a relatable figure, a rejection of the mass production economy of the period and the elimination of the artisan. This is an outstanding acquisition for any serious collectors of French antique bronze sculptures of the late 19th Century.

Condition Report: Patina is a warm blend of gilt over a gorgeous red-oxide. Traces of oxidization in crevices. Sword cup just slightly out of the round. Tiny chips to the marble base.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $2,985

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Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894) Antique Bronze Sculpture, Pheasant and Weasel

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Description: JULES MOIGNIEZ (FRENCH, 1835-1894) BRONZE SCULPTURE GROUP"Cock Pheasant frightened by a Stoat", Signed "J. Moigniez" in naturalistic baseItem # 130212BHW07This wonderful work in bronze is an absolute masterpiece by Jules Moigniez, the French sculpture of great repute in the school of Animaliers. Of a highly complex and ambitious form, the group is cast in several intricate pieces to create a deep and robust naturalistic landscape for this bold Pheasant and it's antagonist. Originally exhibited in 1864 (Mackay, p. 78), the sculpture is known both as "Pheasant with Weasel" and "Cock Pheasant frightened by a Stoat" - the documented dimensions are 19 1/2" or 49 cm's (Mackay, p. 151). The level of detail in the work is remarkable in it's preciseness and totality - the way Moigniez sculpts emotion into his forms is noteworthy, the startled expression in the Pheasant starkly contrasted against the aggressive yet insecure stance of the weasel, shrinking back while baring it's teeth. Moigniez adheres closely to the unspoken rule of the Animalier School of Sculptors, not attaching human expression or sentiments to the animals, but rather allowing them to exhibit expression in a way that is natural to their environment and essence. This couples a careful and researched precision to the hand of the artist, applying to the figure an appeal almost impossibly captured by any photographic medium. In every way exceptional, this is a very fine work for serious collectors of French Bronze Sculpture of the 19th Century. Born at Senlis in 1835, Jules Moigniez first debuted at Salon in 1855 with two plaster groups: a small hawk quarreling with a weasel over a sky-lark and a Setter grabbing a Pheasant. Receiving a medal at the Great Exhibition of 1862, he continued exhibiting at Salon regularly until 1881. Of great fortune to Moigniez, allowing him to maintain great control over the quality of the bronzes cast during his lifetime, was the skill of his father as a gilder and caster of metals - he established a bronze foundry in 1857 to cast the works of his son, the quality of which are generally acknowledged to be superior. After his father's death, Moigniez partnered with A. Gouge for the foundry of his works.

Condition Report: Dusty in crevices. Plant in rear has some looseness to it, though it almost certainly was crafted this way to reduce tension on this fragile item. Possible loss to bottom tip of the bird's tail, close up images available in the slideshow. Seam visibility in joinery of the sculpture, not unusual for a large work like this; close ups are available. Traces of verdigris oxidization in crevices. Overall outstanding condition.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $5,125

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Vintage Brass Telescope on Wooden Tripod, 20th Century

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Description: VINTAGE BRASS TELESCOPE ON WOODEN TRIPOD20th Century, UnmarkedItem # 502RXB22This is an excellent antique or vintage brass telescope with what appears to be it's original wooden tripod. The piece is unmarked by a manufacturer, and remains a beautiful decorative accent for the modern home.

Condition Report: Brass oxidized and discolored. Chipping inside of the last lens. Dents to brass casing. Tripod with dirtiness and wear. Chain later added. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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English Single-Draw Brass Telescope by D. McGregor & Co c. 1860

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Description: ENGLISH BRASS SINGLE-DRAW TELESCOPE ON CAST IRON CABRIOLE LEGSScope signed at eyepiece by D. McGregor & Co., Glasgow & Greenock; tube engraved "Alex McKlowie, from his brother William, July 1869"Item # 503YPP28A fine specimen of mid-19th Century craftsmanship, this single-draw telescope was manufactured by the firm of D. McGregor & Co. in Glasgow and Greenock. Operating as "D. McGregor & Co." after 1856, this piece was almost certainly manufactured during the 1860's, this further evidenced by the engraving along the tube dated July 1869. Duncan McGregor opened his firm in 1836 in Greenock, later opening satellites in Glasgow in 1844 and during the last quarter of the 19th Century opening locations in London and Liverpool. The telescope includes a period and probably original hand dovetailed and red painted pine storage case with now loose fittings to secure the telescope (these have not been checked for completeness). It makes a very fine presentation piece for the library or study.

Condition Report: Brass tarnished with traces of oxidization. Light wear and abrasions throughout, paint loss to legs. Fittings in box are loose. Eyepiece is loose and does not meet the interior thread, the external focus wheel not currently functional. Dusty and dirty, in overall original and untouched condition. Overall a very fine presentation. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $2,310

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American Federal Style Sideboard by Potthast Brothers, Baltimore

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Description: POTTHAST BROS. AMERICAN FEDERAL STYLE INLAID MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD, Baltimore, Mid 20th CenturyItem # 505EIZ29Q Crafted by one of the most well regarded furniture firms of the 20th Century, Potthast Brothers of Baltimore sought to infuse the same level of attention to detail in their works as was found in the originals their pieces were inspired by. Using solid mahogany and mahogany veneers in a most striking manner, the crotch effect of veneers are particularly effective in the matched flames of the doors and drawers. Each drawer is hand dovetailed, the middle drawer branded twice by Potthast, first with their ovular seal and again with simple block stamped letters along the drawer frame. The middle drawer also has a neatly fitted interior for managing silverware and accessories. This is a piece that was built to last the test of time and only look more charming and interesting as wear and use add depth and interest to the surface. Remaining in simply outstanding condition and retaining all original surfaces, this is a piece you will certainly cherish in your home for a lifetime. Measurements: 72" W x 22 3/4" D x 39 1/4" HCondition Report: Some cloudiness and finish blemish to the top of the sideboard along with scattered abrasions; wear to the back right corner of the top. Scuffs to the feet on the sides. Old repaired hinge stress cracks to middle-left door. Some old putty patches to right door cockbead molding. Other minor blemishes from age and use as expected. Overall an extremely attractive presentation.

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Price: $4,725

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Austrian Empire Gilt Bronze and Glass Figural Centerpiece, 19th Century

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: EXQUISITE AUSTRIAN EMPIRE GILT AND EBONIZED BRONZE FIGURAL AND CUT GLASS CENTERPIECE, Early 19th Century, Marked "€œAustria"Item # 602MPB06 A precious and rare find, this very fine centerpiece depicts a female with a fine gilded flowing dress raising a bronze rim within which a cut glass bowl with matched bronze rim rests. The figure is raised over an ebonized cove molding over an integral gilt bronze stepped base. Her facial features are just gorgeous, her golden braided hair wrapped around her haid. The tooling of the gilt bronze required inodinate precision, the tiny palmettos chased into the rim wonderful representations of the foliage; the rim of the bowl is an intricate display of foliage with repeating flowers around the circumference. There is a certain airiness to the sculpture, the bowl nearly disappearing but for the dusty matte of the fire gilded bronze which so finely juxtaposes the ebonized bronze - not an acid patination, but rather an original stained ebony applied over the bronze and preserved under wax. The back of the bronze base is marked "€œAUSTRIA"€. Remaining in impeccable condition throughout, this is a piece to be cherished in any serious collection of Empire decorative arts.Measurements: 10 1/2"€ H (total), 8 1/2"€ H (without bowl) x 7 5/8"€ bowl diameter Condition Report: Trace oxidization to gilding. Ebonized bronze with rubbing wear and minor loss. Glass with no observed flaws.

Condition Report: Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $3,575

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