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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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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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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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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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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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VINTAGE PAIR OF MID-CENTURY MODERN SCULPTED TUFTED CLUB CHAIRS

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

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

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

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

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

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

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

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.

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: $735

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

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Original Robert Sliwinski (German, 1840-1902) Antique Street Scene Painting in Oil

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Description: ROBERT SLIWINKSKI (GERMAN, 1840-1902), ANTIQUE OIL PAINTING ON PANELSigned lower left "R. Sliwinksi"Item # 130112BEV06This is a precious antique painting, a somewhat typical subject from Robert Sliwinski capturing a brief moment in time in the streets of a 19th Century German town. The warm tones of the buildings and people imbue a somewhat dreamy nostalgia beneath the purest blue of day brushed into the skies; an ancient spire scrapes pierces the pure blue tones at the end of the street, appearing to be the ruins of a stronghold around which the village has been erected. It is a deeply enjoyable work that unpacks nicely, full of life and enriched with a level of colloquial detail that is captivating.

Condition Report: [OVERALL] Losses and surface abrasions around edges where the frame rubs; frame is almost certainly original to the work with numerous dings, chips and losses; repairs to the pierced foliage of the frame, traces of original gilding though the majority is re-gilded. [UNDER UV] Freshly cleaned and varnished, probably in the last decade or so. No noticeable touch-ups or inpainting. Overall very fine 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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Francois Auguste Hippolyte Peyrol (French, 1856-1929) Bronze Sculpture

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Description: FRANCOIS AUGUSTE HIPPOLYTE PEYROL (FRENCH, 1856-1929), A model of a laborer studying a book, signed "€œH. Peyrol"€ on base, impressed "€œPEYROL"€ on edge of octagonal baseItem # 602XPZ29Q This is such a moving piece, a captured moment of labor working to improve his lot. The young man appears to be either a foundry worker or miner in his early twenties, taking a mid-day break with his shovel sunk into the hard soil while he reads through the worn pages of the small book in hand. The patina is complex, a variation of nearly blackened acid patination, dark browns and rubbed highlights of a warmer bronze. The surface is perfectly cast, the skin and garment flawless and without even a hint of surface pitting; the features are perfectly chased and filed, his face particularly sharp and crisp while the rest of the sculpture borrows a gentle impressionism. He stands over a naturalistic base signed at the front left corner "€œH. Peyrol"€, while the edge of the base has a faint and very tiny stamp of "€œPeyrol"€. This stamp notes it as being cast in the foundry started and operated by Francois Peyrol's father, Hippolyte Peyrol, brother-in-law of Rosa and Isidore Bonheur. Works of the Peyrol foundry are almost without exception very fine castings with exquisite patina and chiseling work, the present example being no exception. Hippolyte Peyrol was a student of Antoine-Louis Barye and started his foundry at 14 Rue de Crussol in Paris where he became the primary caster of works for artists in the family. He married Juliette Bonheur, sister of Isidore and Rosa Bonheur and had a son, Francois Auguste Hippolyte Peyrol, born in 1856. Francois studied under Isidore Bonheur as well as Tabard and Frenne, first exhibiting at Salon in 1880. He was awarded honorable mention at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1883, 1886 and 1892, achieving a second-class metal in 1892 and first class in 1894. In 1908 he was awarded the Chevalier of the Legion d"€™Honneur. Much of his work was focused around animal subjects. Literature and References: "€œBronzes of the Nineteenth Century, Dictionary of Sculptors"€, Kjellberg, p. 662, p. 541; "€œE. Benezit Dictionary of Artists"€, Grund, vol. X, p. 1294;Measurements: 15 1/2"€ H x 5 3/8"€ D x 5 3/8"€ W Condition Report: Exceptional condition - light patina loss to right forearm, left wrist and hand, very minor wear to left knee and shaft of shovel. Other very light handling wear to the original patina, this preserved under wax with a gorgeous glowing finish.

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Paul Eugene Mengin (French, 1853-1937) Bronze Sculpture of Mignon, Susse Freres

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Description: PAUL EUGENE MENGIN (FRENCH, 1853-1937) GILDED BRONZE SCULPTURE OF MIGNON WITH MANDOLIN, Sealed verso w/ Susse Freres Editeurs Paris foundry mark, signed in base P. MenginItem # 602IRP29 Paul Eugene Mengin studied under Dumont and Millet and first began exhibiting at Salon in 1873, receiving honourable mention in 1877 and third-class in 185, a travel scholarship in 1875 and bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. A large body of his work was produced by the Susse Freres foundry, the present example included. Generally titled as "€œMignon"€ or "€œLa Femme a la Mandoline"€, the large and impressive sculpture captures a young seated female Mignon in her flowing garment with a mandolin grasped loosely against her bent knee. She rests on a rocky outcrop upon which roots and foliage are impressionistically growing around all sides, the back of the naturalistic base impressed with the Susse Freres seal and the edge with his signature. Her features are gorgeous, the finely chiseled facial details revealing a tired expression of a young woman in need of a moment"€™s rest. The surfaces of the skin are perfectly smooth and cast with excellence. The gilded patina is a complex finish with a wonderful variation from browns and darkened bronze hues to burnished bronze and gold accents. A most moving work that is large without dominating a setting, it is a deep and emotional work of art emphasized by technical precision in the casting. A very fine acquisition for serious collectors of fine Romantic period French sculpture. Literature and References: "Bronzes of the Nineteenth Century, Dictionary of Artists"€, Kjellberg, p. 487 "E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol IX", Grund, p. 766 [noting auction records of 29,000 DKK, 2,600 GBP, 13,500 DKK and 22,000 DKK for four editions of this sculpture] Dallas Auction Gallery, January 3rd 2008, lot 157, 29"€ H w/ brown patination, achieved $5,500 plus 22.5% premiumMeasurements: [figure] 20 1/2"€ H x 9 1/4"€ D approx. x 11"€ W approx. [total] 21 1/2"€ H Condition Report: Gorgeous original gilded patina, light surface wear/discoloration and patina loss. Some dust in crevices. Remaining in outstanding original and presentation ready condition. Marble beneath sculpture is added and can easily be removed.

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Pierre Eugene Emile Hebert (French, 1828-1893)

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Description: BRONZE GROUP OF TWO FEMALES AND CUPID AFTER MODEL BY PIERRE EUGENE EMILE HEBERT (FRENCH, 1828-1893), "Le Jeu de Cache-Cache", Signed in base "E. Hebert", stamped on base edge "Tiffany & Co."Item # 602GPA20Z A moving and complex group of "€œPlaying Hide and Seek"€, Hebert captures the dance of a young maiden with a determined Cupid while her mother seeks to keep love at bay at least for a time. The nearly militant portrayal of Cupid is distinct despite his cute and childish features, whereby intensity and inevitability are written on his brow and stance. Strapped around his back is a nearly full quiver of arrows, several spent arrows broken on the ground from failed attempts to reach the maiden. Hebert"€™s ability to capture expression in this work is most notable, the mother looking on in love with a small smile despite playing the part of divider, the younger woman clearly rather interested in the game of it all. Throughout, the technical quality of his work is above reproach - the modeling of all three figures is perfect, dimensionally and proportionally, each relating to the next with perfect harmony; a very complex group to cast, the foundry work is very fine. Every surface is perfectly chiseled and chased into crisp lifelike detailing. The work was edited by Tiffany & Co., as they were likely the retailers of the sculpture when it was offered. It rests over the original molded rouge marble base. Pierre-Eugene-Emile Hebert was born in Paris in 1828 and studied under his father, a well regarded sculptor Pierre Hebert, and under Jean-Jacques Feuchere. At the age of 18 he debuted at Salon, where he continued to exhibit almost every year continuously until his death in 1893, also completing some commissioned public works. He is particularly known for "€œComedy and Drama"€, stone groups at the Theatre du Vaudeville and his group "€œThe Oracle"€ (now at the museum in Vienna). His works are held in museums and institutions throughout the United States and Great Britain. Literature and References: "E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol VI", Grund, p. 1290 "Bronzes of the Nineteenth Century, Dictionary of Artists", Kjellberg, p. 376 "€œThe Romantics to Rodin, French Nineteenth Century Sculpture"€, Fusco & Janson, 1980, p. 294-95 "€œDictionnaire des Sculpteurs de l"€™Ecole Francaise"€, Lami, 1914-21, p. 91-93Measurements: [figure] 17 3/4"€ H [total including marble] 19 1/4"€ H; approx. 9 1/4"€ diameter Condition Report: Original patina, oxidized and blackened; areas of loss from natural handling wear, polishing etc. Dust/light grime in crevices. Cupid's right proper hand probably missing an element, tallest female"€™s left proper hand probably missing an element - this arm also is just ever so slightly loose. It does not need to be addressed in any way, but is worth noting.

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Malthe Odin Engelsted (Danish, 1852-1930)

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Description: MALTHE ODIN ENGELSTED (DANISH, 1852-1930) OIL PAINTING OF BOYS AT PLAY, "€œAfternoon Frolics"€, Signed lower left "€œM.E. 1885"€Item # 601BME30Q After moving with his parents to Copenhagen, Malthe Engelsted received a degree in theology before enrolling at an art academy. In 1879 he exhibited at Salon and was awarded the Neuhausen in recognition of his painting "€œScene from Children"€™s Life"€ in 1883. He was well known for his lively and enjoyable genre scenes, though turned his interest to religious subjects at the end of the 19th Century. The present example is signed "€œM.E. 1885"€, placing it relatively early in his career. A most charming scene, the painting captures a group of school boys lounging in the woods enjoying the afternoon with finished bottles of liquor while smoking pipes. Their books and bags are scattered and a jovial mood permeates the scene. Highly nostalgic and incredibly enjoyable, the scene is painted with a touch of impressionism to create something of a dreaminess in the scene. Fully conserved, the work is in excellent ready-to-present condition. Literature: E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Grund, Vol. V p. 215Measurements: [frame] 32 3/4"€ H x 38"€ W x 1"€ D; [canvas] 25 1/8"€ H x 30 1/2"€ W Condition Report: Professionally conserved somewhat recently, the canvas cleaned and relined. Exceptional condition other than a bit of edge loss around sides. Frame is relatively new with some light wear. Under UV examination: Green cast of fresh varnish makes canvas somewhat hard to examine thoroughly; inpainting around edges where frame rubs canvas; upper right quadrant with spot of inpainting, pin-point touch ups and a repair to the right of the bag on the ground; pin-point touchups and spot of inpainting to center boy"€™s overcoat and coat on ground far-right. Please examine the UV images for your own assessment of the surface.

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Eugene Aizelin (French, 1821-1902) Bronze Bust of Mignon, Barbedienne

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Description: A BARBEDIENNE BRONZE BUST OF MIGNON AFTER EUGENE AIZELIN (FRENCH, 1821-1902), Signed on shoulders "€œF. Barbedienne Fondeur Paris 575"€ "€œE. Aizelin"€ w/ "€œA. Collas"€ reduction sealItem # 601YUN31P An inordinately fine casting of Mignon by the foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne, this gorgeous bronze bust retains it"€™s original partially gilded brown patinated surface. Mignon was originally sculpted as a seated maiden, the upper half retooled by Aizelin and cast by Barbedienne. Their 1886 catalog of bronzes ("€œCatalogue des Bronzes d"€™Art: F. Barbedienne"€"€, p. 82) offers this bust in full size at 56 cm, this being a reduction not available in that edition of the catalog. The crisp tooling and chiseling cannot be overstated, her face perfectly formed and simply angelic. There is a certain determination in her features, this a depiction of a strong and capable young woman. 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, actively producing many very successful works most commonly with the Ferdinand Barbedienne foundry. 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.Measurements: 10 3/8"€ H (total), 8 7/8"€ H (figure) x 6"€ W (at shoulders) x 5"€ D (base depth and width) Condition Report: Marble base added. Original patina in exceptional condition, no flaws other than the very minor wear/discoloration expected from handling.

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Italian Antique Bronze Bust of a Roman Statesman, 19th Century

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Description: ITALIAN BRONZE BUST OF A ROMAN STATESMAN, Circa 19th CenturyItem # 602VAP06Q A moving and quite dramatic work, particularly as it is an inanimate bust, the figure is powerful and regal. A sand cast bust of a Roman gentleman or philosopher, the work was probably executed during the second half of the 19th century and is very nicely detailed. The sculpture retains it"€™s original ebonized patina and rests over the integral and original plinth base, this raising the sculpture over an original soldered rod affixing from the center of the sculpture down to the socle. Remaining in an exceptional state of preservation, this is a fine statement piece that defines a space.Measurements: 15 3/4"€ H x 9 1/4"€ W x 7"€ D Condition Report: Original ebonized patina with loss in a few areas (forehead, some hair, other minor losses), traces of verdigris oxidization in crevices. Overall exceptional condition.

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Alfred Barye (French, 1839-1882) Bronze Sculpture of Cicogne and Crab

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Description: EXCEPTIONAL BRONZE SCULPTURE OF A CICOGNE (STORK) WITH CRAB BY ALFRED BARYE, Signed "€œA. BARYE . F"€ on baseItem # 602DZR14Q The excellent modeling of this bronze provides the viewer with an intimate image of the cicogne having just trapped a crab under it"€™s talons. The casting work is exquisite, the bird handsomely chiseled and filed with a warm brown patina over a highly detailed naturalistic coastal base with a black patina. The crab is perfectly cast with intricate claws and splayed legs projecting beside it"€™s body among the scattered shells and starfish of the rocky base. The subject is sand cast as a single piece, the base cast integral with the solid sculpture. Modeled by the son of Antoine-Louis Barye, Alfred Barye probably had some inspiration for the subject from his father"€™s sculpture of a cicogne standing on the back of a tortoise; the present example is typical of his work, having an unusually fine patina with depth and incredible variation. Both father and son were inordinately hands on in the foundry and patination processes, for a considerable time operating the foundry personally and almost always handling or at least approving the patina work prior to allowing it to leave the shop. Antoine-Louis and his son Alfred had a falling out for several years due in part to the son"€™s signing of sculpture simple as "€œA. Barye"€, which lent confusion as to whether the work was by the father or the son. At his father"€™s request, he began to typically sign his works "€œA. Barye Fils"€ and variations thereof. The present example is a truncated version of this signature. For collectors of fine animalier sculpture, this is a remarkable piece.Measurements: 4 3/8"€ H x 4 5/8"€ W x 2 1/2"€ D Condition Report: Some rubbing to patina in raised areas along ridges of back, light patina loss between two front toes. Overall excellent original condition.

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English School Finely Detailed Portrait of a Gentleman, 18th Century

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Description: ENGLISH SCHOOL PAINTING OF A SEATED GENTLEMAN, Oil on Panel, Circa Late 18th Century Item # 602BXW13PA finely detailed portrait of a seated gentleman, there is depth to the work that is self evident. " His features are crisp and perfectly executed, his eyebrows with the faint translucence of thinning hair as his nose and face are almost photographic in quality. " He sits beside a table, the elements on the table almost entirely darkened from view other than a folded note with scrolled handwriting on it. " The use of light in the work is most striking, his features shrowded with only a single light source located off to the far left; shadowing and highlights are absolutely perfect. " The work is unsigned, the back of the painting with a piece of plexiglass affixed to protect the remnants of a torn and incredibly early mostly illegibly note. " The frame is early and probably original to the painting. Measurements: [frame] 12 1/8"€ H x 11 1/8"€ W x 2 1/8"€ D [panel] 8 5/8"€ H x 7 1/4"€ W Condition Report:Frame extensively chipped/worn. Surface with light paint losses throughout, including two chips to his tie. Cleaned in the last decade, the fresher varnish somewhat obscuring examination of the surface - some inpainting and touch ups visible beneath the varnish.

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French Patinated Bronze Sculpture of Benjamin Franklin, 19th Century

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Description: FINELY CAST PATINATED BRONZE BUST OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Unsigned, Inscribed "€œFranklin"€ along front edgeItem # 602TUP29 A most crisp casting of Benjamin Franklin, this gorgeous work of art features a surface positively devoid of casting blemish, the chasing and filing of details indicative of a highly skilled finisher. His hair is chiseled with such clarity, the eyes, nose and wrinkles being photographically rendered. The sculpture is finished in a nearly black patina with traces of red oxide giving a ruby hue beneath the warm waxed exterior. The bottom of the sculpture is inscribed in script "€œFranklin"€. For serious collectors of very fine French bronze sculpture, this is a most striking find indeed.Measurements: 13"€ H x 6 3/8"€ W Condition Report: Light patina wear, some polish loss around socle. Marble base added to underside. Gorgeous preserved condition.

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Anthonie Jacobus van Wyngaerde (Dutch, 1808-87), Cows at Pasture

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Description: ANTHONIE JACOBUS VAN WYNGAERDE (DUTCH, 1808-1887) OIL ON PANEL, Cows at Pasture, signed lower right "A J Wyngaerde f."Item # 506XUF27X An exceedingly fine work of crisp realism with touches of impressionism, this vibrant and striking scene captures a lush pasture against a forested backdrop with a small brook under the wispy clouds of summer as cattle rest and relax in the cool afternoon. Typical of Wyngaerde's scenes, the painting compresses a large moment with an extensive collection of animals and vivid foliage into a small mahogany panel. His works only rarely come on the market and are always quite exceptional. The present example was recently conserved and is in flawless condition other than the frame, which is naturally a replacement. It is a magnificent selection for the serious collector of Dutch School works from the 19th Century. Literature: E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Grund, vol. XIV p. 1150-51 Measurements: [panel] 17 1/4" W x 10 3/4" H; [frame] 22 3/4" W x 16 3/8" HCondition Report: Recently cleaned, surface full and vibrant. Very light typical wear along edges of panel where frame rubs. Under UV with typical touch ups around edges and in edges of the sky, appearing to be otherwise without any restorations: however, it is a bit difficult to read the lower landscape with certainty and there may be a few indiscernible touch ups. Frame with gilt loss and wear, some flaking and gilt discoloration throughout. Overall an exceptional painting in ready-to-hang condition.

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Wallace Bryant (American, 1870-1953) Antique Oil Painting, Signed c. 1895

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Description: WALLACE BRYANT (AMERICAN, 1870-1953) OIL PAINTING OF A LONE FIGURE ON PATH, Signed lower left "€œWallace Bryant, Normandie 1895"Item # 508LJU16P There is a certain loneliness and raw sense of loss in this scene - the painting captures a lone figure walking down a seemingly endless path at the end of the day, the sun casting long shadows as it sets. The colors are so deep and high-chroma, the myriad of green mixtures flooding the eye and drawing deeper attention to the center of the image. Wallace Bryant is noted in the Benezit as having studied under Bouguereau, Tony Robert-Fleury, Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens in Paris, also being a member of the Boston Art Club and an exhibitor at the National Academy in New York - this work is a most excellent example of his skill and command of the brush, the gentle bokeh graduating from soft detail to a total blur in the distance. The shadow work is perfectly technical and blend of saturated colors with high-chroma most magnetic to the viewer. Carefully conserved and offered in ready-to-hang condition, this is a precious piece you will certainly cherish in your collection for a lifetime.Measurements: [canvas] 16 1/8"€ W x 13"€ H; [frame] 19 7/16"€ W x 16 3/4"€ H Condition Report: Professionally conserved prior to being catalogued: relined on new canvas, consolidated losses and newly applied varnish. Frame is overpainted and unattractive with obvious wear and chipping. Surface of the painting is gorgeous with pin-prick losses here and there. Under UV, touch up to loss along left side in trees, touch ups throughout the center of the painting, other scattered touch ups; overall accounting for less than 10% of total surface; these are best described in the UV photography. The painting is in a very fine state of preservation and is ready to hang in your home.

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Exceptional Bronze Sculpture of Woman and Child by Susse Freres

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: NAPOLEON III BRONZE SCULPTURE GROUP OF WOMAN WITH CHILD, France c. third quarter of the 19th century, edited by Susse Freres, stamped "€œSusse FF"€ en versoItem # 510XLI25A Of simply magnificent quality throughout, this very fine sculpture of the Napoleon III period is a distinctly Neoclassical subject inspired by the Neo-Grec sentiments of the era. This is prominently found in the Greek attire of the female and Gothic embellishments of the angular pedestal, featuring an intricately sculpted Lion-Gargoyle mask over an anthemion motif. The casting quality and finishing work is quite exceptional, each detail perfectly filed and chased in the surface and capturing perfect realism in even the most difficult of features: fingernails, eyelids, individual hairs and folds of the garments. The patina is original and vibrant, a wonderful mix of gentle greens, browns and hints of reddish-brown undertones. The vessel along the bottom of the pedestal is burnished bronze to simulate gilding, a fine contrast against the darker pedestal. For the serious collector of fine Classical sculpture, this large and most striking work is an absolute treasure that remains preserved in outstanding original condition. It will certainly be a cherished addition to any finely detailed interior.Measurements: 20”€ H x 13 3/4”€ W x 5 3/8”€ D Condition Report: Possible object absent from woman’€™s upraised hand, as a tiny hole in palm would suggest. Patina with oxidization and discoloration, particularly in the robes and folds of fabric on the back of the sculpture. Light wear to the original patina throughout, more notably on the arms and upraised finger. Overall exceptional condition and most striking.

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: $4,975

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Fine Italian School (19th Century) Antique Oil Painting of Mother & Child

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Description: ITALIAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) ANTIQUE OIL PAINTING OF WOMAN AND CHILD, Oil on canvas lined on panel, UnsignedItem # 510UWG22A A finely detailed Romanesque scene featuring a mother with her child at an open window, the work is a positively exceptional example of Romantic realism with technically perfect shadows and use of sunlight to create emotion in the painting. The infant looks directly at the viewer with a happy affect, sitting on the window sill and bouncing his arms. His mother looks over what is presumably a long distance to the street below, holding her child gently while seeing the activity of the morning. She is detailed in a most magnificent way, her hair halfway hidden beneath the angular covering on her head, the silk shawl with a beautiful border only hinted at, the opacity of the material showing hints of her red shirt below. The piece has been carefully preserved on a wooden panel, allowing it to remain fully stable and in quite exceptional presentation-ready condition. It retains what we believe to be the original frame. For serious collectors of Romantic fine art, this is a most magnetic Genre scene that will certainly make a dramatic difference in whatever room it becomes a part of. Rich in detail and vibrant in color, the piece captures a curious story that draws the viewer in the longer you look upon it.Measurements: [frame] 34 1/8"€ W x 39 1/4"€ H; [panel] 19 3/4"€ W x 24 1/2"€ H Condition Report: Frame is almost certainly original or at least quite early to the painting. The gilding is heavily worn, cracked and chipped with joint separations and wear; the painting would present better with a deeper border to cover the seam where the canvas was lined to the panel - however, it is absolutely gorgeous and in our opinion should certainly not be changed. The canvas was lined on a wooden panel with a notated date of August 1935 affixed by the restoration firm. Cleaned and freshly varnished somewhat recently (in the last decade). Under UV showing a milky-green cast from fresh varnish that somewhat obscures examination; touch ups along all edges, as expected; inpainting to void in doorway behind female; light touch ups to both lower corners and a handful of small spot touch ups in the lower half - all of these can be seen in the high resolution UV images. Visually, light horizontal abrasion mid-lower quadrant (at tip of draped shawl), abrasions to left side at hanging grape leaves, light craquelure across surface. Overall an absolutely gorgeous piece in ready-to-hang condition.

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: $8,425

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Henri Chapu (French, 1833-91) Bronze Sculpture

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: HENRI CHAPU (FRENCH, 1833-1891) RELIEF BRONZE SCULPTURE "€œALLEGORY OF TRUTH"€, From a monument to Gustave Flaubert, signed lower right, stamped foundry seal of Thiebaut Freres left sideItem # 511SFT01 This relief bronze sculpture by Henri Chapu is based on his more substantial "€œAllegory of Truth"€, a monument to Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) held at the Musee des Beaux Arts, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Cast almost exclusively by the Thiebaut Freres foundry, the present example is sealed with their mark on the lower left side. Finely cast and detailed, the sculpture captures a classical female figure faithfully rendering words from her scrolls onto the monument wall, resting on the column draped in her flowing garment beneath the thin branches and foliage of a small tree. The column is signed at the base "€œh. Chapu"€ and the entire sculpture rests over a rouge marble base and is backed by the marble with beveled corners and a broken-arch tympanum. The sculpture disassembles from the back with three original nuts, these allowing the custom brass plate added verso to be easily removed for a different presentation. Born in Le Mee (Seine-et-Marne) in September of 1833, Henri Michel Antoine Chapu was something of a rags-to-riches story of success, eventually becoming one of the official court sculptors of the Third Republic. He began his studies at Petit Ecole, later studying under Pradier and Duret when he joined Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1849. He spent some years in Rome, where he won the second grand prize for sculpture (Prix de Rome) and garnered his largest commercial success upon exhibiting the present example in 1872. Much of his professional life was invested in Paris, eventually being elected as a member of the Institut in 1880. He died in Paris in April of 1891. Sale Records: Sotheby"€™s, April 14 2010, lot 260 (common marble base and backing absent), Thiebaut Freres, 14"€ H; hammer price $3,221 USDMeasurements: 17 1/8" H x 4 1/8" D x 11 3/8" W (total dimensions including brass plate); 13 5/8" H x 2 1/4" D x 8 5/8" W (bronze relief only) Condition Report: Several old cracks run through the back, one more visible at the top of the crest; to ensure strength and full presentation, we have had a custom brass plate forged and affixed to the back. This is easily removed and in no way alters the sculpture, but allows the work to present beautifully without fear of weakness in the marble. Light patina wear and minor chipping to marble base. Overall a simply gorgeous presentation.

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: $2,975

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