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Brunk Auctions January 12th - 13th Sale: Day 2

by Brunk Auctions


640 lots with images

January 13, 2013

Live Auction

117 Tunnel Road

Ashville, NC, NC 28805 USA

Phone: 00 1 828 254 6846

Fax: 00 1 828 254 6545

Email: auction@brunkauctions.com

640 Lots
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Louis Philippe Gilt Bronze Shelf Clock

Lot 733: Louis Philippe Gilt Bronze Shelf Clock

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Description: French, 19th century, bronze pediment with seated figure, symbols of industry including book press, anvil and compass, enameled Roman numerals surrounding "...R.J. Honoré"(?), extensive scrolled mounts, with key and pendulum, 23 in., good condition, slate body probably resurfaced, back possibly reconfigured. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: good condition, slate body probably resurfaced, back possibly reconfigured

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Two Pairs Obelisks

Lot 734: Two Pairs Obelisks

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Description: modern, one pair with beveled and mirrored surfaces, ascending bellflowers, 24-1/2 in.; one pair variegated stone, 16 in., slight losses to silvering, minor edge wear. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: slight losses to silvering, minor edge wear

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Italian Baroque Style Painted and

Lot 735: Italian Baroque Style Painted and

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Description: Parcel Gilt Three-Panel Room Screenlate 19th/early 20th century, each oil on canvas panel depicting an architectural [capriccio] with figures, arched panels with gilt frame surrounds, 73 x 55-1/2 in., canvases with scattered crackle and minor flaking, several areas of retouch and some repaired tears, fabric on backs with tears and deterioration. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: canvases with scattered crackle and minor flaking, several areas of retouch and some repaired tears, fabric on backs with tears and deterioration

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Regency Style Marquetry and Leather-

Lot 736: Regency Style Marquetry and Leather-

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Description: Lined Writing DeskBritish, late 19th century, figured walnut veneers, dovetailed drawers with oak linings, paneled doors with bookmatched veneers, paneled sides (finished on all sides), cabinet doors open to interior drawers, green leather writing surface with gilt and tooled edging, 31-1/2 x 50 x 28 in., sun fading overall, some wear and water spotting to leather. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: sun fading overall, some wear and water spotting to leather

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Pair Chippendale Style Carved Open-Arm

Lot 737: Pair Chippendale Style Carved Open-Arm

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Description: Chairsearly 20th century, each with finely carved walnut frame with shell and foliate decoration and deeply carved crest, tapestry style upholstery, 42 x 28 x 24 in., excellent condition, light surface wear and abrasions, some minor color variation on backs. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: excellent condition, light surface wear and abrasions, some minor color variation on backs

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Louis XV Style Marble-Top Commode

Lot 738: Louis XV Style Marble-Top Commode

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Description: modern, variegated marble top over three inlaid long drawers, gilt drawer pulls and mounts, 35-3/4 x 39 x 18 in., good condition with some color variation and surface wear, scattered sun fading. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: good condition with some color variation and surface wear, scattered sun fading

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Louis XV Style Carved Walnut

Lot 739: Louis XV Style Carved Walnut

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Description: Upholstered Setteelate 19th/early 20th century, finely carved walnut frame with leaf and floral crest, cabriole legs and scrolled feet, 45 x 57 x 28 in., excellent condition, light surface wear and finish losses, modern upholstery in good repair. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: excellent condition, light surface wear and finish losses, modern upholstery in good repair

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European School

Lot 740: European School

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Description: (20th century)Portrait of a Woman, wearing pearls, unsigned, oil on canvas, 41 x 32-1/2 in.; modern Spanish style frame, lined, minor retouch, canvas slightly loose. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: lined, minor retouch, canvas slightly loose

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After Diego Velasquez

Lot 741: After Diego Velasquez

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Description: (Spanish, 1599-1660)The Surrender of Breda, a copy done at The Prado by Luis Odriozola, circa 1930, signed indistinctly lower left, oil on canvas, 36 x 43-1/2 in.; black-painted frame, original stretcher and tacking edge, light grime. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: original stretcher and tacking edge, light grime

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French School

Lot 742: French School

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Description: (18th century)Portrait of French Nobleman in Armor, unsigned, oil on canvas, 32 x 25-1/2 in.; 20th century gilt wood frame, lined and restretched on new stretcher, scattered light retouch, craquelure. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: lined and restretched on new stretcher, scattered light retouch, craquelure

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Three Embroidered Coats-of-Arms

Lot 743: Three Embroidered Coats-of-Arms

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Description: probably English, probably late 19th century, all three with padded and embroidered shields with heraldic designs, couched metallic trim and silk thread on velvet, silk satin and cotton, all mounted to later red velvet mat, 12-1/2 x 9 in. (sight); gilt wood frame, some scattered minor repairs, slight fading, a few areas of metallic trim off but present. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: some scattered minor repairs, slight fading, a few areas of metallic trim off but present

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Pair Cast Brass Wall Sconces

Lot 744: Pair Cast Brass Wall Sconces

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Description: probably Continental, 20th century, each with scrolling and cresting back plate, reeded support, each with three scrolling branches with candleholders, 13-3/4 x 15-1/2 x 14 in., one bobeche replaced, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Empire Rock Crystal Sphere

Lot 745: Empire Rock Crystal Sphere

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Description: French, winged Empire mounts on circular platform with paw feet, early to mid 19th century, 12-1/4 in., one foot slightly skewed, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: one foot slightly skewed, otherwise good condition

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Three Thermometers, Clock

Lot 746: Three Thermometers, Clock

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Description: late 19th and 20th century: one thermometer mounted on gilt bronze base with snake entwined with alligator, 8 in., [minor surface losses;] one 6-1/2 in.; one French, hand painted with gilt mounts, 13-1/2 in.; with wall-mounted clock, extensive tassel decoration, 14 in., last two with very minor surface losses, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: last two with very minor surface losses, otherwise good condition

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Pair Bronze [Campana] Urns, Sienna

Lot 747: Pair Bronze [Campana] Urns, Sienna

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Description: Marble BasesContinental, 19th century, mellow patination, 12 in., some surface discoloration, otherwise good condition. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: some surface discoloration, otherwise good condition

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Eleven Silver Desk Items

Lot 748: Eleven Silver Desk Items

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Description: English silver openwork boat-form ink stand, marks for George Nathan & Ridley Heyes, Chester, 1903, cut glass inkwell with matching silver marks, 9 x 5-1/2 in.; large paneled and cut glass inkwell with sterling floral and scroll lid, 5-1/4 in.; square glass inkwell with sterling top, 3 in.; glass paste jar with sterling top, 4 in.; seven silver pens, light scratches, small dents, some wear. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: light scratches, small dents, some wear

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Napoleonic Marble and Gilt Bronze

Lot 749: Napoleonic Marble and Gilt Bronze

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Description: Desk StandFrench, 19th century, variegated green marble desk stand with two inkwells flanking bust of Napoleon, gilt bronze mounts including paw feet, 10-3/4 x 15 in., inkwells lacking interior liners, marble with scattered small chips. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: inkwells lacking interior liners, marble with scattered small chips

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Gilt Bronze Obelisk-Form Thermometer

Lot 750: Gilt Bronze Obelisk-Form Thermometer

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Description: With Polar BearFrench, early 20th century, marked "Leblanc(?)", obelisk of heavy gilt bronze construction with paw feet, ornaments representing the seasons, top with exotic birds, fruit and flowers, base with polar bears and icebergs, front mounted with thermometer, 17-1/2 in., . Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Three Gilt/Patinated Bronze Figures

Lot 751: Three Gilt/Patinated Bronze Figures

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Description: gilt bust of Napoleon, 7-1/2 in.; classical lady removing a sandal, 8 in. including cylindrical marble base; patinated bust of neoclassical figure, 8 in. including polished slate circular base, all in good condition. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Louis-Marie Moris (Morise)

Lot 752: Louis-Marie Moris (Morise)

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Description: (French, 1818-1883)The Emperor Napoleon on Horseback, signed on base "Morise", gilt bronze, 25 in., abrasions and wear to surface, loss of medal at chest. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: abrasions and wear to surface, loss of medal at chest

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Monumental Gilt Imari Circular Charger

Lot 753: Monumental Gilt Imari Circular Charger

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Description: Japanese, late 19th century, the center with birds and flowers, surrounded by figural and landscape vignettes, flanked by stylized dragon rosettes, blue-banded rim, verso with alternating bird and floral motif, center with four blue character marks under glaze and double blue ring around, 4 x 24-3/4 in. overall, 2 in. to 3 in. crack near rim, wear to gilt around rim. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: 2 in. to 3 in. crack near rim, wear to gilt around rim

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Carved Ivory Letter Opener, Buddha and

Lot 754: Carved Ivory Letter Opener, Buddha and

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Description: BabyContinental, early 20th century: carved ivory letter opener, figural handle, 10-1/2 in., [small loss to blade above handle;] carved ivory figure of a seated Buddha, 1-3/4 x 1-1/2 in. width, seated on a carved teakwood stand; carved ivory figure of a nude Chinese child holding a stem flower and leaf, 1-1/4 in., [loss to right foot,] (three pieces) . Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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European School

Lot 755: European School

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Description: (20th century)Three oil paintings: Ravine, inscribed verso, unsigned, oil on canvas laid on fiberboard, 12 x 15 in.; pair, one signed indistinctly, oil on plywood, 8-3/4 x 11-1/2 in.; modern frames, yellowed varnish. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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After Bertel Thorvaldsen

Lot 756: After Bertel Thorvaldsen

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Description: (Danish, 1768-1844)Two bronze relief plaques: Dance of the Nine Muses, Flight of Cupids, signed lower right "After Thorvaldsen", 12-1/4 x 6-1/2 in.; original matching frames, light brown patina, minor spots of corrosion. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: light brown patina, minor spots of corrosion

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Four Decorative Miniatures

Lot 757: Four Decorative Miniatures

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Description: (20th century)Interior Genre Scenes, printed with highlights on plastic, 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 in.; original gilt wood frames, good condition. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: good condition

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European School

Lot 758: European School

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Description: (19th century)Three landscapes: Figure on a Path, signed lower left "Petrot", oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in., fine gilt wood and composition frame, [laid down on card;] Neapolitan view, unsigned, oil on canvas, 11-1/4 x 20-1/2 in., modern frame, [lined;] Figure and Deer by a River, unsigned, oil on canvas, 10-1/8 x 14-1/8 in., gilt wood and composition frame, [lined] crackle. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Four Hand-Painted Porcelain Plaques

Lot 759: Four Hand-Painted Porcelain Plaques

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Description: (German, 19th/20th century)Lovers in a Garden, 5 x 6-1/2 in., gilt wood and composition frame, [glaze chip right, abrasions;] Woman in Feather Hat, 2-1/2 x 2 in., gilt metal frame; Woman With Feathers, 2-1/4 x 2 in., gilt metal frame; prayer book with inset Madonna and Child, book 4-1/2 x 3 x 1-1/4 in., . Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Six Framed Pieces

Lot 760: Six Framed Pieces

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Description: probably 19th century: four frames with composition cameos, mostly classical figures or coats-of-arms, one modern Meissen figure of classical head (oval), one with five cameos, 10-1/2 in., [modern frames with gold paint;] pair circular frames with gilt classical soldiers' heads, 7-5/8 in., not examined out of frames. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: not examined out of frames

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Collection of Thirty-Two Wedgwood

Lot 761: Collection of Thirty-Two Wedgwood

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Description: Jasperware Table ArticlesBritish, late 19th/early 20th century, all blue and white basalt ware with various markings and patterns including an octagonal tray with [putti,] 1-3/4 x 11-1/4 x 9 in.; two oval trays with classical figures, 9 x 6-3/4 in.; bulb-form vase with classical figures, 6 in.; scalloped tray with classical figures, 10-3/8 x 9 in.; rectangular [putti] pin tray; City of Chester circular coaster with armorial; double-handled circular [potpourri] dish with classical figures, 3-1/4 x 5-1/2 in. at handles; two heart-shaped covered boxes with classical figures; six assorted covered boxes and jars, various sizes, largest 3-1/2 in. diameter; ring holder; miniature cream jug; two toothpick holders; small vase with classical figures, all in good condition. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Nine Pieces Blue Jasperware

Lot 762: Nine Pieces Blue Jasperware

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Description: English, marks for Wedgwood and Adams, late 19th/20th century: cream jug, 4-1/2 in.; three cylindrical vases, 5-3/4 in.; shelf clock, 6-1/4 in.; pitcher, 5-1/2 in.; lidded circular dresser box, 4-1/2 in.; vase with flared rim, 4-1/4 in.; urn, 9-7/8 in., all with applied classical figures and motifs, seven with impressed Wedgwood marks, two pitchers with marks for Adams, all in good condition. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Two Sterling Two-Handled Covered

Lot 763: Two Sterling Two-Handled Covered

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Description: Trophiesone with floral and bellflower decoration, Art Nouveau engraving with Mercury, inscription for "Blue Field Chamber Membership: and "1921-1927 Rotary/Kiwanis Club", 15-1/2 in.; one silver urn form, English silver, 1915 tennis inscription, marks for Birmingham, 1913, partial maker's mark, 6 in., [later crude inscription, small dents,] 32.48 oz.T., both with light scratches. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: both with light scratches

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Five Silver Items

Lot 764: Five Silver Items

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Description: Italian, two-cup vase with cupids, .800 fine, 7 in.; German presentational goblet, .800 fine, 5-3/4 in.; articulated fish, French import marks, 9 in.; miniature thermometer with silver case, monogram, 4-1/2 in.; Canadian lodge shield with beaver, 5 in., all with light scratches and wear. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Pair Sienna Marble and Gilt Bronze

Lot 765: Pair Sienna Marble and Gilt Bronze

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Description: CandlesticksFrench, 19th century, Renaissance style with tripod bases and faces in relief, 12 in., excellent condition. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: excellent condition

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Collection of Twenty-Four Assorted

Lot 766: Collection of Twenty-Four Assorted

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Description: Dresser BoxesContinental, many French, most 20th century, some 19th century: ten porcelain, eight enameled (several old), two cranberry and one amethyst glass with enameled decoration, one possibly amber, one silver-plated, one sterling silver, 1-1/2 in. to 3 in., most in good condition, some with minor wear and losses. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: most in good condition, some with minor wear and losses

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Italian Neoclassical Style Carved and

Lot 767: Italian Neoclassical Style Carved and

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Description: Gilt Wood White Marble-Top Console Table late 19th/early 20th century, gilt wood frame with carved and composition ornament, 31-1/2 x 38-1/2 x 16 in., scattered abrasions and gilding losses, some cracks and flaws to composition ornament, some abrasions at edges of top moldings. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: scattered abrasions and gilding losses, some cracks and flaws to composition ornament, some abrasions at edges of top moldings

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Louis XV Style Marquetry-Inlaid and

Lot 768: Louis XV Style Marquetry-Inlaid and

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Description: Bronze-Mounted Table20th century, bookmatched veneers set with fine shell, floral and foliate marquetry, top with gilt brass mounts, inlaid legs with gilt bronze appliques, 29-1/2 x 23-1/2 x 40-1/4 in., good condition overall, very minor sun fading and surface flaws. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: good condition overall, very minor sun fading and surface flaws

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Louis XIV Style Carved Walnut Open-Arm

Lot 769: Louis XIV Style Carved Walnut Open-Arm

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Description: Chairearly 20th century, elaborate leaf and bellflower carved decoration, set with tapestry style upholstery, 43 x 27 x 24 in., generally good condition, abrasions to legs, some possible at central joint of cross-stretchers. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: generally good condition, abrasions to legs, some possible at central joint of cross-stretchers

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Heriz Carpet

Lot 770: Heriz Carpet

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Description: Persian, mid to late 20th century, large central medallion on brick-red ground with olive and ivory highlights, 7 ft. 6 in. x 11 ft. 4 in., pile varies from none to low, areas of wear with corduroy effect, no threadbare areas or reductions found, both ends lacking minor guard borders with later binding. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: pile varies from none to low, areas of wear with corduroy effect, no threadbare areas or reductions found, both ends lacking minor guard borders with later binding

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Thirty Leather-Bound Books

Lot 771: Thirty Leather-Bound Books

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Description: several partial sets including [The Sisters Bronte,] [Waverly Novels,] [Badminton Magazine,] some "Tennessee Reports", early 20th century, 5 x 7-1/2 in. to 6 x 9 in., fair to good, some with spine and corner losses. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Twenty-Seven Leather-Bound Books

Lot 772: Twenty-Seven Leather-Bound Books

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Description: British, American, late 19th/early 20th century: eleven volumes, London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1878, three-quarter leather over marbled boards, marbled edges and matching endpapers, [broken set (complete in 24 volumes), some wear at extremities, otherwise very good condition]; eight volumes, New York, Thomas Crowell, three-quarter leather over marbled boards, [rubbed at the extremities, otherwise very good condition;] three volumes, New York, A.L. Burt, circa 1900; two volumes, Boston, Estes and Lauriat, 1881; two volumes, New York, Lovell (no date); single volume, New York, Lovell (no date), remaining eight volumes in three-quarter leather over marbled boards, [wear at extremities, otherwise good condition.] all approximately 7-1/2 x 5-1/2 in., . Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Dutch Baroque Style Cabinet

Lot 773: Dutch Baroque Style Cabinet

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Description: Italian, modern construction with bronze signature plaque [Mobili d'Arte Floi Oliveri Cerea,] two-case construction with figured veneers, upper case with two glazed doors, lower case with paneled doors, shelved interiors, 93 x 65-1/2 x 22-1/2 in., excellent condition, scattered light surface wear and abrasions consistent with age and use. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: excellent condition, scattered light surface wear and abrasions consistent with age and use

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Pair Victorian Carved and Parcel-

Lot 774: Pair Victorian Carved and Parcel-

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Description: Painted Side ChairsContinental, 19th century, each with floral and fruit-carved back, fine red damask upholstered seats, 38 x 19 x 17 in., good condition with very minor pest damage and surface flaws. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: good condition with very minor pest damage and surface flaws

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The Works of William Makepeace

Lot 775: The Works of William Makepeace

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Description: Thackeray, Twenty-Four Leather-Bound VolumesLondon, Smith, Elder and Co., 1879, three-quarter leather over marbled boards, 8 x 5-1/2 in., some wear at the extremities, otherwise a near-fine set. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Thirty-Four Fine Leather-Bound Books

Lot 776: Thirty-Four Fine Leather-Bound Books

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Description: 19th century: all with fancy gilt decoration, some with raised spine labels, includes two volumes [The Poetical Works of James Thompson,] London, 1847 (Aldine Press), covers with gilt impressed anchors, 7 x 5 in. to 8 x 6 in., most in very good or better condition, some with minor spine and corner wear with very minor losses. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Fifteen Leather-Bound Volumes

Lot 777: Fifteen Leather-Bound Volumes

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Description: British, 20th century: Works of Shelley, ten-volume set, Julian edition, 1927, three-quarter leather over cloth boards, [some water damage affecting the sheets, otherwise very good condition;] three-volume set, London, Edward Moxon, 1939, [Poetical Works of Shelley,] full gilt-decorated leather, one volume marbled, [missing front free end papers, otherwise near fine;] single volume, London, Ward, Lock & Co., circa 1880; single volume, London, Waiber Scott, circa 1884, near fine in elaborately gilt vellum, top edge gilt,] 5-3/4 x 4-1/2 in. to 9-3/4 x 7 in., . Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Twenty-Two Books, European Art

Lot 778: Twenty-Two Books, European Art

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Description: History and Architecture20th century: 18 with hard covers, [16 with original dust jackets,] four paperbacks (one in slip case), includes Sotheby's catalogs for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, September, 1997; large work on the grand tour; works on the Louvre, Versailles, royal palaces, other museums, 8-1/2 x 6 in. to 13-1/2 x 19 in., . Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Twenty-Five Leather-Bound Books

Lot 779: Twenty-Five Leather-Bound Books

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Description: most 19th century: British literary works, history, two volumes by Mrs. Jameson, [Characteristics of Women,] London, 1846, 7 x 5 in. to 8 x 6 in., generally good condition, some with spine and corner wear from normal use. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

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Twenty-Two Leather-Bound Books

Lot 780: Twenty-Two Leather-Bound Books

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Description: several partial sets, some with raised spine labels and gilt devices, 4-1/2 x 7 in. to 5-1/2 x 8 in., generally good condition, some spine and panel wear. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: generally good condition, some spine and panel wear

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Twenty-Three Leather-Bound Books

Lot 781: Twenty-Three Leather-Bound Books

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Description: mostly French and British authors, includes full set of 12 three-quarter leather volumes of Shakespeare, Little Brown & Co., 1890; other mixed titles and subjects, 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 in. to 6 x 7-3/4 in., most in good condition, Shakespeare's with some spine and edge wear. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: most in good condition, Shakespeare's with some spine and edge wear

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Forty Leather-Bound Books

Lot 782: Forty Leather-Bound Books

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Description: includes 12-volume set of works by Lever, Dublin, Colin, Curry, 1839, three-quarter red morocco with gilt devices, 5 x 7-3/4 in. to 5-1/2 x 8-3/4 in.; eight volumes, [The Literature of Europe,] Boston, Little Brown & Co., 1854, all in very good condition with very light rubbing at the extremities. Provenance: Property of a Tennessee Collector

Condition Report: all in very good condition with very light rubbing at the extremities

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