Newsletter April 28th, 2011

Hello,

This has been a week of many new discoveries, some of which I have arranged in the scene below. If you were among those who missed the rococo console a few weeks ago, here is another console of distinction that is well carved with extensive leafage and scrolls. This 18th century piece exhibits the deep hand carving, layered finish, and minor degradations to the wood that earmark a period piece. A later white marble top is supported by detailed cabriole legs with scroll feet. The top conforms to the base outlining turret corners. Length 55”, depth 16”, and height 34 ½”. I do again and again urge you to call or email without hesitation for any details or detailed images you may require.

Also shown, #007, a very bold Italian pair of raised copper, over wood, Baroque candlesticks of the 17thcentury. At 38” tall with outstanding patina and color with various tones of grays to soft gray greens.  Strong details include shell work, leafage, and scrolls with cast elements. I have not seen better of these type.

#008. The “Old Paris” cache pots are fully decorated with polychrome flowers bound by diaperwork and gilt bands. There are no repairs or cracks, although some refreshing to the gilt. Ht. 8”.

#009-10.  A pair of English George III mahogany tall candlesticks, circa 1800-20 having finely carved reeding on urns above turned bases and mounted with leafage candle cups with detachable drip catches. Ht. 14 ½”, for the luxury of carved mahogany and the elegance of brass mounts.

#012.  Spanish or possibly Italian 17th century bronze pricket candlesticks of large table top or mantle size. These have high detail in their casters, turnings and scrolls. The bases have seamed construction with mask centered panels. Ht.  25”.

May I answer further questions or provide more detailed images?

Best regards and thanks

-Bob

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