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Auction Description for Crescent City Auction Gallery: Important Fall Estates Auction: Day 1
Viewing Notes:
Preview Thursday Oct. 17th Through Friday Oct. 25th From 10 AM to 5 PM, Excluding Sunday. Late Night Preview Wednesday Oct. 23rd Until 8 PM.

Important Fall Estates Auction: Day 1

by Crescent City Auction Gallery


860 lots with images

October 26, 2013

Live Auction

1330 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA, 70130 USA

Phone: 504-529-5057

Fax: 504-529-6057

Email: info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com

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Mardi Gras Ball Invitation, February 18, 1890, Krewe of Comus, with original envelope,

Lot 399: Mardi Gras Ball Invitation, February 18, 1890, Krewe of Comus, with original envelope, "Palingenesis of the Mistick Krewe", reproduc...

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Description: Mardi Gras Ball Invitation, February 18, 1890, Krewe of Comus, with original envelope, "Palingenesis of the Mistick Krewe", reproduced in Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras In New Orleans, Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Mandeville, 2001, p. 52. (2 pcs.)

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Mardi Gras Ball Invitation, 1884, Krewe of Rex, with original colored envelope,

Lot 408: Mardi Gras Ball Invitation, 1884, Krewe of Rex, with original colored envelope, "The Semitic Races", lithography by F. Appel, Paris,...

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Description: Mardi Gras Ball Invitation, 1884, Krewe of Rex, with original colored envelope, "The Semitic Races", lithography by F. Appel, Paris, reproduced in Henri Schindler's Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2000, pp. 53-55. (2 Pcs.)

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Mardi Gras Ball Invitation and Lady's Admit Card, 1879, Krewe of Rex,

Lot 409: Mardi Gras Ball Invitation and Lady's Admit Card, 1879, Krewe of Rex, "The History of the World," held at the Palace of the Expositi..

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Description: Mardi Gras Ball Invitation and Lady's Admit Card, 1879, Krewe of Rex, "The History of the World," held at the Palace of the Exposition, reproduced in Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras In New Orleans, Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Mandeville, 2001, p. 40 (2 pcs.)

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Mardi Gras Ball Invitation and Admit Card, 1890, Krewe of Rex,

Lot 410: Mardi Gras Ball Invitation and Admit Card, 1890, Krewe of Rex, "Rulers of Ancient Times." illustrated in Henri Schindler's Mardi Gra..

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Description: Mardi Gras Ball Invitation and Admit Card, 1890, Krewe of Rex, "Rulers of Ancient Times." illustrated in Henri Schindler's Mardi Gras Treasures, pp. 60-61. (23 Pcs.)

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†Mardi Gras Memorabilia, group of costume and mask sketches, watercolor, along with two letters of instructions for the float builder..

Lot 414: †Mardi Gras Memorabilia, group of costume and mask sketches, watercolor, along with two letters of instructions for the float builder..

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Description: Mardi Gras Memorabilia, group of costume and mask sketches, watercolor, along with two letters of instructions for the float builder, shrink wrapped. (20 Pcs.)

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†Leda,

Lot 416: †Leda, "The Devil of Temptation," 20th c., watercolor, together with Helen Stevenson West, "Anna and the King of Siam," 20th c., wate..

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Description: Leda, "The Devil of Temptation," 20th c., watercolor, together with Helen Stevenson West, "Anna and the King of Siam," 20th c., watercolor, pair of Mardi Gras Krewe costume designs, shrink wrapped, H.- 11 in., W.- 8 1/4 in.

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Mickey Demoruelle,

Lot 417: Mickey Demoruelle, "Mardi Gras in New Orleans, A Photographic Essay," 1972, foreword by David Mynders Smythe, soft cover, H.- 10 in....

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Description: Mickey Demoruelle, "Mardi Gras in New Orleans, A Photographic Essay," 1972, foreword by David Mynders Smythe, soft cover, H.- 10 in., W.- 8 in.

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Group of 18 Mardi Gras Krewe Favors, consisting of TNR 1973 in the form of a silverplated liqueur glass; Dorians 1968 in the form of...

Lot 418: Group of 18 Mardi Gras Krewe Favors, consisting of TNR 1973 in the form of a silverplated liqueur glass; Dorians 1968 in the form of...

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Description: Group of 18 Mardi Gras Krewe Favors, consisting of TNR 1973 in the form of a silverplated liqueur glass; Dorians 1968 in the form of a silverplated wine coaster; Proteus, 1972 silverplated dresser tray; Krewe of A, circular silverplated plate; Dorians silverplated circular tray, 1972; Krewe of Proteus enamel brooch, 1986; Two Krewe of Proteus brooches, 1976; Proteus shell brooch, 1971; Proteus enamel brooch, 1985; Two Proteus sun brooches, 1984; Proteus enamel heart brooch, 1983; Proteus snail brooch, 1977; Proteus logo brooch, 1968; Mignon Faget sterling pendant, 1982, unknown Krewe; Two Proteus shell stick pins, 1979.

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Group of Five Mardi Gras Krewe Favors, consisting of a silverplated table lighter, Krewe of Comus, 1942; a silverplated match urn, K...

Lot 419: Group of Five Mardi Gras Krewe Favors, consisting of a silverplated table lighter, Krewe of Comus, 1942; a silverplated match urn, K...

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Description: Group of Five Mardi Gras Krewe Favors, consisting of a silverplated table lighter, Krewe of Comus, 1942; a silverplated match urn, K of A, 1960; a Zell compact, 1959, Krewe of Alla, in original box; a sterling champagne glass, 1929, Krewe of Comus; and a musical decanter, 1960, Krewe of Iris. (5 Pcs.)

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Mardi Gras: Krewe Favor, 1947, Comus, in the form of a compact/purse combination, in original box.

Lot 420: Mardi Gras: Krewe Favor, 1947, Comus, in the form of a compact/purse combination, in original box.

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Description: Mardi Gras: Krewe Favor, 1947, Comus, in the form of a compact/purse combination, in original box.

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Mardi Gras Krewe Favor, 1926, Krewe of Mystery, in the form of a relief decorated ring box, H.- 2 in., W.- 4 in., D.- 3 in.

Lot 421: Mardi Gras Krewe Favor, 1926, Krewe of Mystery, in the form of a relief decorated ring box, H.- 2 in., W.- 4 in., D.- 3 in.

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Description: Mardi Gras Krewe Favor, 1926, Krewe of Mystery, in the form of a relief decorated ring box, H.- 2 in., W.- 4 in., D.- 3 in.

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Three Mardi Gras Krewe Favors, Krewe of Rex, consisting of a gilt bud vase, 1905; a gilt handled cup, 1903; and a black glass vase w...

Lot 424: Three Mardi Gras Krewe Favors, Krewe of Rex, consisting of a gilt bud vase, 1905; a gilt handled cup, 1903; and a black glass vase w...

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Description: Three Mardi Gras Krewe Favors, Krewe of Rex, consisting of a gilt bud vase, 1905; a gilt handled cup, 1903; and a black glass vase with silver overlay, 1917. (3 pcs.)

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†Group of Eleven Alice in Wonderland Mardi Gras Costume Sketches, 20th c., ink and watercolor, still bound in the original

Lot 425: †Group of Eleven Alice in Wonderland Mardi Gras Costume Sketches, 20th c., ink and watercolor, still bound in the original "Peerless...

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Description: Group of Eleven Alice in Wonderland Mardi Gras Costume Sketches, 20th c., ink and watercolor, still bound in the original "Peerless Drawing Book," sheet size- H.- 11 3/4 in., W.- 8 3/4 in.

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Diminutive Louis XV Style Carved Cherry Armoire, 19th c., the rounded corner crown over double two panel doors with long steel escut...

Lot 426: Diminutive Louis XV Style Carved Cherry Armoire, 19th c., the rounded corner crown over double two panel doors with long steel escut...

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Description: Diminutive Louis XV Style Carved Cherry Armoire, 19th c., the rounded corner crown over double two panel doors with long steel escutcheons and fiche hinges, on cabriole legs to scrolled toes joined by a shaped skirt, H.- 68 in., W.- 57 in., D.- 24 in.

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Indo-Heriz Runner, 2' 7 x 20'.

Lot 427: Indo-Heriz Runner, 2' 7 x 20'.

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Persian Tabriz Carpet, 9' 8 x 12' 8.
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Louis XVI Style Inlaid Mahogany Curved Glass Curio Cabinet, early 20th c., with a stepped ogee crown over an arched beveled glass ce...

Lot 429: Louis XVI Style Inlaid Mahogany Curved Glass Curio Cabinet, early 20th c., with a stepped ogee crown over an arched beveled glass ce...

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Description: Louis XVI Style Inlaid Mahogany Curved Glass Curio Cabinet, early 20th c., with a stepped ogee crown over an arched beveled glass center door, above a parquetry inlaid door, flanked on both sides by curved glass cupboards, the whole on square tapered legs to spade feet, H.- 76 1/2 in., W.- 62 in., D.- 16 in.

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Carved Rosewood Single Door Armoire, c. 1870, with a central shell carved crest atop a canted corner crown, over a glazed door, now...

Lot 430: Carved Rosewood Single Door Armoire, c. 1870, with a central shell carved crest atop a canted corner crown, over a glazed door, now...

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Description: Carved Rosewood Single Door Armoire, c. 1870, with a central shell carved crest atop a canted corner crown, over a glazed door, now with silvering removed for use as a bookcase, above a lower drawer and a bottom secret drawer, the whole on stepped block feet, with ebonized accents, H.- 94 in., W.- 42 in., D.- 20 in.

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Louis Philippe Carved Mahogany Marble Top Commode, c. 1850, the highly figured rounded corner reeded edge marble over a frieze drawe...

Lot 431: Louis Philippe Carved Mahogany Marble Top Commode, c. 1850, the highly figured rounded corner reeded edge marble over a frieze drawe...

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Description: Louis Philippe Carved Mahogany Marble Top Commode, c. 1850, the highly figured rounded corner reeded edge marble over a frieze drawer and three lower drawers with ormolu pulls, with a "secret" compartment under the bottom drawer, on a plinth base on bracket feet, H.- 37 3/4 in., W.- 49 1/8 in., D.- 21 in.

Condition Report: Condition consistent with age. Several vertical shrinkage cracks running the length of the side panels. Some minor chips in the veneer in the corners of the drawer fronts and along the edges of the drawers. Some very minor surface scratches on the marble top. The escutcheons have been replaced on all the drawers. Clean overall look. ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD 'AS IS.' NO STATEMENT REGARDING CONDITION OF ANY ITEM, WHETHER IT IS MADE ORALLY AT THE AUCTION OR ANY OTHER TIME, OR IN WRITING IN THE CATALOGUE OR ELSEWHERE, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY.

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French Louis XV Marble Top Console Table, early 20th c., the highly figured ogee edge rouge bowed marble on a shaped base with gilt...

Lot 432: French Louis XV Marble Top Console Table, early 20th c., the highly figured ogee edge rouge bowed marble on a shaped base with gilt...

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Description: French Louis XV Marble Top Console Table, early 20th c., the highly figured ogee edge rouge bowed marble on a shaped base with gilt and gesso relief floral and leaf frieze on a single leg with an encircling gilt and gesso floral and leaf garland, H.- 28 1/2 in., W.- 24 in., D.- 12 in.

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Louis Philippe Carved Mahogany Marble Top Commode, c. 1850, the rounded corner reeded edge highly figured black marble over a concav...

Lot 433: Louis Philippe Carved Mahogany Marble Top Commode, c. 1850, the rounded corner reeded edge highly figured black marble over a concav...

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Description: Louis Philippe Carved Mahogany Marble Top Commode, c. 1850, the rounded corner reeded edge highly figured black marble over a concave frieze drawer above three lower drawers with ormolu pulls and escutcheons, the bottom drawer over a large "secret" storage area, H.- 38 3/4 in., W.- 45 1/2 in., D.- 23 in.

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French Provincial Carved Walnut Tall Case Clock, early 19th c., with a stepped ogee crown over a brass rim enamel dial marked

Lot 434: French Provincial Carved Walnut Tall Case Clock, early 19th c., with a stepped ogee crown over a brass rim enamel dial marked "J.B.O...

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Description: French Provincial Carved Walnut Tall Case Clock, early 19th c., with a stepped ogee crown over a brass rim enamel dial marked "J.B.Orsal a Laissac," on a tapering fielded panel case, to a stepped base, Clock- H.- 107 1/4 in., W.- 19 in., D.- 11 in.

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Louis XV Style Confiturier a Deux Corps, 19th c., with a carved rounded corner stepped crown over a relief floral basket carved frie...

Lot 435: Louis XV Style Confiturier a Deux Corps, 19th c., with a carved rounded corner stepped crown over a relief floral basket carved frie...

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Description: Louis XV Style Confiturier a Deux Corps, 19th c., with a carved rounded corner stepped crown over a relief floral basket carved frieze above a glazed floral carved door (glaze lacking), with a long steel escutcheon and fiche hinge, on a base with a frieze drawer over a relief floral basket carved cupboard door with escutcheon and fiche hinge identical to the upper door, on cabriole legs, with scrolled toes, joined by a shaped relief floral basket carved skirt, H.- 90 in., W.- 26 1/4 in., D.- 17 1/2 in.

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Louis XIV Style Carved Oak Corner Cabinet, early 20th c., with a stepped canted corner crown over a double fielded panel door with a...

Lot 436: Louis XIV Style Carved Oak Corner Cabinet, early 20th c., with a stepped canted corner crown over a double fielded panel door with a...

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Description: Louis XIV Style Carved Oak Corner Cabinet, early 20th c., with a stepped canted corner crown over a double fielded panel door with a long steel escutcheon and long steel fiche hinge, on a stepped plinth base on large turned bun feet, H.- 71 1/2 in., W.- 39 1/2 in., D.- 23 3/4 in.

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St. Hubert Style Carved Mahogany Marble Top Etagere Sideboard, 19th c., the arched back with a floral urn and scrolled leaf crest, o...

Lot 437: St. Hubert Style Carved Mahogany Marble Top Etagere Sideboard, 19th c., the arched back with a floral urn and scrolled leaf crest, o...

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Description: St. Hubert Style Carved Mahogany Marble Top Etagere Sideboard, 19th c., the arched back with a floral urn and scrolled leaf crest, over two shelves, on leaf carved reeded scrolled supports, to a gray reeded edge highly figured marble, over two frieze drawers and double cupboard drawers, on a plinth base on stepped ogee block feet, H.- 80 in., W.- 57 in., D.- 21 in.

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Set of Six Italian Carved Cherry Upholstered Dining Chairs, early 20th c., with shell carved crests over shaped backs to upholstered...

Lot 438: Set of Six Italian Carved Cherry Upholstered Dining Chairs, early 20th c., with shell carved crests over shaped backs to upholstered...

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Description: Set of Six Italian Carved Cherry Upholstered Dining Chairs, early 20th c., with shell carved crests over shaped backs to upholstered seats, on cabriole legs to disc feet, joined by rectangular and turned stretchers, H.- 39 1/4 in.

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French Empire Style Carved Mahogany Marble Top Server, 19th c., the highly figured black marble over a frieze drawer above a set bac...

Lot 439: French Empire Style Carved Mahogany Marble Top Server, 19th c., the highly figured black marble over a frieze drawer above a set bac...

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Description: French Empire Style Carved Mahogany Marble Top Server, 19th c., the highly figured black marble over a frieze drawer above a set back double door cupboard flanked by ormolu mounted half columns, on block feet, H.- 40 3/4 in., W.- 49 1/8 in., D.- 21 1/4 in.

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Continental Carved Mahogany Secretary Abattant, c. 1860, the stepped crown over a top drawer over a fall front writing desk, the fit...

Lot 440: Continental Carved Mahogany Secretary Abattant, c. 1860, the stepped crown over a top drawer over a fall front writing desk, the fit...

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Description: Continental Carved Mahogany Secretary Abattant, c. 1860, the stepped crown over a top drawer over a fall front writing desk, the fitted interior with drawers, cubbyholes and a central cupboard, over two lower drawers flanked by ormolu mounted full columns, on a stepped break front base on square legs, H.- 60 in., W.- 38 1/4 in., D.- 20 1/8 in.

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Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Sideboard, 20th c., the serpentine top over a bowed center section with two drawers, over a fielded pan...

Lot 441: Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Sideboard, 20th c., the serpentine top over a bowed center section with two drawers, over a fielded pan...

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Description: Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Sideboard, 20th c., the serpentine top over a bowed center section with two drawers, over a fielded panel cupboard door, flanked by fielded panel cupboard doors, the cupboards with long steel escutcheons and long steel fiche hinges, on cabriole legs joined by carved skirts, H.- 41 1/2 in., W.- 81 in., D.- 20 in.

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French Carved Mahogany Panetiere, 19th c., the arched crown with a central finial over a relief leaf and floral basket frieze above...

Lot 442: French Carved Mahogany Panetiere, 19th c., the arched crown with a central finial over a relief leaf and floral basket frieze above...

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Description: French Carved Mahogany Panetiere, 19th c., the arched crown with a central finial over a relief leaf and floral basket frieze above a pierced door with dog decoration, and a steel escutcheon and fiche hinge, flanked by turned spindles, on cabriole legs joined by a leaf and floral basket relief carved skirt, H.- 34 in., W.- 38 1/2 in., D.- 16 in.

Condition Report: Condition consistent with age. Old worm damage throughout the wood, especially on the side panels. Two-inch crack across the bolt at the top of the left front leg. One-inch section of loss to the wood on the back of the right front foot. The left front foot has a triangular section of replaced wood on the left front side. Clean overall look. ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD 'AS IS.' NO STATEMENT REGARDING CONDITION OF ANY ITEM, WHETHER IT IS MADE ORALLY AT THE AUCTION OR ANY OTHER TIME, OR IN WRITING IN THE CATALOGUE OR ELSEWHERE, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY.

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French Provincial Carved Cherry Armoire, c. 1800, the ogee crest over double fielded panel doors with steel fiche hinges and escutch...

Lot 443: French Provincial Carved Cherry Armoire, c. 1800, the ogee crest over double fielded panel doors with steel fiche hinges and escutch...

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Description: French Provincial Carved Cherry Armoire, c. 1800, the ogee crest over double fielded panel doors with steel fiche hinges and escutcheons, on a base with a large drawer, above a shaped skirt, the whole on cabriole legs with scrolled toes, H.- 95 1/2 in., W.- 60 in., D.- 24 1/4 in.

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Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Inlaid Kingwood Double Door Bombe Armoire, c. 1930, the stepped serpentine crown over double doors wit...

Lot 444: Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Inlaid Kingwood Double Door Bombe Armoire, c. 1930, the stepped serpentine crown over double doors wit...

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Description: Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Inlaid Kingwood Double Door Bombe Armoire, c. 1930, the stepped serpentine crown over double doors with parquetry inlaid floral decoration, separated by a crotched mahogany pilaster, on splayed legs with ormolu sabots joined by a shaped skirt with a central ormolu interior with shelves and two drawers, H.- 72 1/4 in., W.- 60 in., D.- 21 in.

Condition Report: Condition consistent with age. Some scuffs and surface scratches along the edge of the crown. One-inch chip in the wood on the front edge of the right side panel. Several chips along the skirt and on the front legs. Some light cracking in the veneer on the parquetry inlay. The left door creaks when opened. There is a one-inch section of adhesive residue on the right side panel near the top. Clean overall look. ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD 'AS IS.' NO STATEMENT REGARDING CONDITION OF ANY ITEM, WHETHER IT IS MADE ORALLY AT THE AUCTION OR ANY OTHER TIME, OR IN WRITING IN THE CATALOGUE OR ELSEWHERE, SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITY.

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Louis XVI Style Inlaid Ormolu Mounted Burled Elm Oval Dining Table, early 20th c., the whole on turned tapered legs to ormolu sabots...

Lot 445: Louis XVI Style Inlaid Ormolu Mounted Burled Elm Oval Dining Table, early 20th c., the whole on turned tapered legs to ormolu sabots...

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Description: Louis XVI Style Inlaid Ormolu Mounted Burled Elm Oval Dining Table, early 20th c., the whole on turned tapered legs to ormolu sabots, lacking the leaves, H.- 29 1/2 in., W.- 51 in., D.- 45 in.

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