Newsletter May 6th, 2011

May6th2011Hi,

Just received here and offered for the first time, an early, 1810-1825, French neoclassical console in mahogany with a veined gray and white marble top. The elegant façade is mounted with gilt ormolu anthemions and rosettes. Each wood central panel is covered with pleated silk. W. 46”, D. 17 ½”, H. 37”.

The Continental sconces are probably Spanish or Italian and date in the 19th century in the late neoclassic style with columns below a molding bound frieze crowned by turned finials. This large type was usually made for a church. The finish is a very primitive polychrome design on a blue ground and well worn. H. 31’.

The Venetian mirror is of shield form with a detailed surround of leafage, shell work, and flowers. Traces of gilt are on a yellow bole ground. 18th or early 19thcentury. H. 34”, W. 22”.

May I answer further questions or provide more detailed images? We look forward to your visit.

Best regards and thanks

-Bob

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