Here is a tasteful and charming desk set done from French 18th century leather bound books in more recent times.
The large set is for letters and papers. H. 8″,d. 6.5″, w. 11″ $325 net for all three.
A walnut French daybed from the early 1800′s in the Empire style covered in a fine embroidered silk with a down cushion and bolsters. Please note ormolu rosettes on the scrolled arms, an ormolu cartouche at the center of the apron, and saber legs. A fine example in good order and priced for a quick response from my ever alert clients. Better images are available on request. L. 58″, h. 29 1/2′, d. 19′. $2200
Italian carved and gilded candlestick as a lamp, height 20″, 19th century, $235.
Above, 17th century Dutch tapestry fragments done as down throw pillows. These are a landscape pair. 20″ by 22″. $1800 the pair.
A patinaed brass French stand, which perhaps held a plate. Neoclassical detail throughout. 7″ by 7″. $295.
Pair Louis XV 18th century armchairs. 34″ x 25″. $1795/pair.
Walnut writing table with leather inset, circa 1840-1860′s. 29″ x 52″ x 27 1/2″. $850.
Italian marquetry side table, late 18th century. 27″ x 35″ x 23″. $1095.
French Louis XIII backstool chair with walnut “os de mouton” legs, late 17th/early 18th c. 41″ x 23″. $695.
French Louis XIV baroque walnut backstool, c. 1720. 47″ x 21″. $725.
French Louis XV armchair, 18th century. Waxed old finish. 36″ x 30″. $1900.
French armchair with striped damask cover. Carved and molded arms with leafage over an inlaid patera. Molded legs and old finish. Circa 1810.
Continental late 17th century walnut armchair.
Sofa table, Italian, c.1840. Walnut, with later inlay of birds. Central drawer, trestle base. 3″ x 1′ 9″ x 2′ 7″.
19th century Continental Hepplewhite settee, mahogany. 79″ x 21″.
French Louis XV pair settees in old distressed silk, late 19th or early 20th c. Carved and molded frameworks with leafage above cabriole legs.
17th century walnut, possibly French. Recent recover. $495.
Italian 19th c. cabriole leg side chairs in old red paint, 2 pairs splats with opposing curves.
Italian carved walnut bench, old 20th century. From the collection of Arturo Toscanini. 71” x 13 ½”.
18th c, Louis XV country French commode. 39” x 49 ½”. $3450.
17th century walnut Baroque armchair, recently covered in leather. Probably French, the comfortable armchair has a raked back and well turned baluster legs
We are most pleased to offer this highly inlaid Continental neoclassical games table. The top is fully decorated in the Louis XVI manner with a floral bouquet tied with ribbon. The corners of the top are outset and inlaid bounding a marquetry field with a banded rim opening to reveal a felt covered surface again bounded by inlays. Each corner is veneered for a candlestick or wine glass. Below is a central drawer for accessories flanked by slender square tapered legs, each with bell flower inlays with an olive colored ground. No major repairs, later pulls and felt. Circa 1775-1800. W. 33 1/2″, d. 16 1/2″, h. 29 3/4″. Please call or email without hesitation to acquire this gem, $2325.
Unusual and exotic Iberian 18th century dressing table in old ochre paint with gilt. In the Rococo style, with multiple folding tops and concealed drawers above a base of bold carved cabriole legs, this table has a faux marble top with a Rococo rim opening to a table suface with complex hunting and landscape scenes with a unicorn, boar, bears, dogs,deer, hunters, architecture, gardens, and more framed in serpentine tendril rim. Further, this lid lifts to reveal an interior with small drawers, again decorated, and with a folding arched, gilded looking glass flanked by allegorical scenes. Unrestored and ready for your enjoyment. This exotic early Continental piece was deaccessioned by a mayor museum to raise funds for projects. It is in very well preserved condition and will not disappoint your close inspection. W. 33″,d. 16 1/2″ (closed) ,h. 30 1/2″. You will not find this quality elsewhere.
Biedermeier window seat, circa 1830-40. Flaring saber legs and arms. Wavy birch. H. 21”, w. 29”, d. 14 ½”.
An excellent marquetry inlaid three drawer 18th century Louis XV night stand with serpentine sides above slender cabriole legs. Abundant floral inlay. H. 26″, w. 16 1/2″, d. 14″.
Early 18th century walnut inlaid slant front bureau. Likely Italian, this desk offers the earliest interior configuration of a sliding compartment access with flanking outboard interior drawers and pigeon holes. The width is the best 35+” size and the writing height is 28 1/2″.
The provincial Louis XVI desk has great old patina with deep and rich carving. The lid displays a violin, bow, a trumpet, a French horn, and more against a background of vining leafage. The drawers are also carved. The interior has pigeon holes as well as hidden drawers. All is in sound condition with no major repairs or alterations. Click images to enlarge.
The Continental kneehole dressing table is most concise with Hepplewhite legs and clean neoclassicism. Mahogany, late 18th century with handmade nails at the drawer bottoms, leather inset top, sound condition. This is a choice small size. H.30.5”, w. 32″, d. 19.5″.
The French Louis XV period armchairs date in the 18th century and have well chosen chintz covers. Foliate carving is atop the crests with molded stiles and legs. Seat heights are brought to a comfortable 18″-19″ with full down cushions.
The elegant pair, $1650.
The French or Italian chairs are late 18th or early 19th century in fruitwood. Set of seven $4850.
Italian late 18th century neoclassical settee, old pink paint on gesso ground with worn gilt trimming. Length 79″, h. 37″, d. 25″. Net $ $3150. Sound condition.
A petite commode in the Louis XV style, late 19th century French. Black lacquer with gilt scenes, gilt ormolu mounts. Ht. 31”, W. 15 ½”. $1750.
A bold Spanish 17th or 18th century armchair in old finish with embossed leather as found.
Venetian rococo sofa, 18th century, frame in old finish with recent silk damask cover. This has outstanding line and proportion with a curvaceous back, scrolled arms, and cabriole legs.