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PAIR OF GRECO-ROMAN BRONZE FIGURAL CANDELABRA BY CHARLES HIPPOLYTE FERRAT, 609AXT25Q

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: Greek female figurals, each with complex and chaotic folds and twists of their togas falling with perfect realism against their bodies, raise stylized water jars on their shoulders from which project a substantial six-light array of candelabra. Each candle well is beautifully treated with relief of vines and scattered berries with a gilded chain and teardrop finial hanging from each arm. The figures stand over faceted slate bases with inset bronze plaques displaying classical scenes. A perfect glowing patina with gorgeous smooth high burnish surfaces finish the figures most attractively, each being signed by their feet along the circular base “Hte. Ferrat”. The angularity and distinctly Neoclassical form allow the pair to perfectly meld with more austere interiors and modern settings as smoothly as the classical. Untouched and never electrified, this is a most fine acquisition for anyone passionate about excellent sculpture. Born in the Aix-en-Provence of France on April 26, 1830, Charles Hippolyte Marcellin Ferrat studied under Francisque Duret in Paris. He presented his only work at Salon, a sculpture of Cyparissus, and his work “Fall of Icarus” (1849) is held in the permanent collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He spent the majority of his career focusing on decorative arts and commissions, his Statue of Tronchet (1858) in Lisieux France a distinctly classical public work.

Condition Report: Numerous light chips to the slate bases. Some light handling wear to original patina. Overall excellent condition.

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Price: $5,375

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English George III Period Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase c. 1800, 610LKV16P

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: Please note, we have 90 images of this piece available upon request. A work of inordinate beauty and handcrafted precision, this rich and luxurious piece boasts polished plum-pudding mahogany in every primary surface, laid out in a way that achieves perfect symmetry and parallelism in the chaotic flowing grains. The craftsmanship is exceptional, the tenon-mortised door frame joinery perfect and allowing smooth function while also allowing the broad mahogany panels to shrink and contract without risk of cracking. The upper section expertly upholstered in silk in such a way that each shelf is still easily able to be adjusted in the notched sides, though the later wiring does require that the shelves remain in their current position (but this could certainly be removed or professionally adjusted). Brass latice work criss-crosses the glazed doors, the thick metal work beautifully executed to half-lap at each intersection. Each drawer and door retains it’s original brass hardware, the knobs beautifully stamped with four-leaf clovers while the edge is impressed with a repeating greek-key; the lower doors on either side of the drawers are rotating knobs that operate a sprung clasp and open the doors to reveal a shelved interior. The entire work breaks down into nine pieces (base molding, three lower cabinets, middle plank, three upper cabinets, crest molding), allowing it to be manageable when moving from one room to the next. It has without doubt allowed this cabinet to remain in it’s present excellent original condition. For the classical interior, this is a most powerful display piece that is enjoyed in the study, living room and dining room with equal impact. An exceptional presentation piece.

Condition Report: Old refinish with very fine surface patina; old patch restorations in a few places including along base molding, the bottom right side, one triangle spot to corner of lower base top. Interior upholstered in last decade or so, some minor discoloration, overall excellent condition; added lighting functioning, but wiring is not new and should be inspected by a professional. Original brasses. One key included, not all locks are functioning. Patch to one back board. Light scuffs, chips and age appropriate wear - presents exceptionally well.

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Price: $10,500

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French Provincial Antique Carved Pine Cupboard Bookshelf, 18th Century, 605WAN14Z

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: A distinctly individual cupboard with a rich provincial flare, this cupboard is beautifully characterized by the intense and relentless scalloping of the shelves. The lower open shelf is deep under three untouched original shelves that slide squarely over a large dovetail along the top. The series of four shelves above these are intended for the display and presentation of fine china, having a raised lip along the back edge to support a plate. Each shelf has a gallery along the front that joins the sides with thick tenon-mortise and supported over four carved supports flanking a pierced and beautifully carved central baluster - every shelf features an entirely unique set of supports and central baluster while the symmetry of the flowing scrolling is mirrored from the crest through each shelf. The surface throughout is warm with centuries of waxing and rubbed use, delightfully oxidized and discolored throughout. This is a highly unique and wonderfully untouched piece that would look absolutely gorgeous in a period home, particularly one of the French provincial taste.

Condition Report: Early and heavily discolored surface, nicely patinated with old waxing. Apparently original hardware, no key. Repaired cracks and old breaks here and there, some patching to crest. Heavy wear to feet; typical age indicators of cracking/abrasions/etc. as expected. Overall outstanding original condition.

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Price: $4,350

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John Carleton Wiggins (American, 1848-1932) Antique Landscape Painting of Sheep, 605PTC21A

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: A complex and vivid panorama set in a Normandy forest, this fine painting depicts a Shepherd with his dog watching over a large flock of sheep as they stroll along a leafy path. Only brief patches of grass poke through the carpeted path while the twisting and knarled trunks of old growth wood rise around them. It is an overcast autumn day with a large portion of the trees having been emptied of leafage. The piece is heavily influenced by the Barbizon school with a certain heaviness often found in Dutch works of the same period. The warm colors, high chroma grasses and golden leaves are a striking juxtaposition against the achromatic sky and charcoal trees with their long shadows. Each sheep is finely painted and detailed, while the Shepherd is captured only as an impression; only a glimpse of a human being while his charges are rendered most carefully. This was a typical method for Wiggins, who only infrequently painted figures in his scenes, as his clear focus was on the animal and it’s habitat. The work remains nearly untouched, in it's original lining and on it's original stretchers - we have chosen to not have the painting cleaned, though upon request and purchase we can certainly have this expertly conserved, which will likely result in brighter and more vibrant color. Please note that this process can take up to six months depending on our conservator’s schedule.

Condition Report: Original lining. Probably cleaned in the last decade but would benefit from a cleaning to brighten the scene. Under UV is a bit difficult to read due to varnish cast, close up images in the slideshow. Some losses around the edges from frame rubbing, light surface craquelure throughout. Frame is not original and has chipping/losses.

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Price: $3,970

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Set of Six Art Deco Style Carved Fruitwood and Leather Dining Chairs, 604QKM18A

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: SET OF SIX ART DECO STYLE FRUITWOOD AND LEATHER DINING CHAIRS Circa 20th Century Item # 604QKM18A A very fine and most attractive set in the sculpted style of the early 20th century Art Deco forms, this chair set is fluid in form and very nicely executed in solid fruitwood. The integral crest and splat flow in the same exaggerated taper as the curving stiles, the top edge of the crest beautifully scalloped in a symmetrical graduation. The set is comprised of two arm chairs and four side chairs, each upholstered in a very recent and absolutely gorgeous caramel tone top grain leather, the chairs comfortably sprung and remaining in outstanding overall condition. They are crisp, clean and incredibly well crafted. The chairs are a perfect addition to the interior focused around Art Deco and mid-century designs, the form being of such organic flow that it melds well with any number of design scenarios.

Condition Report: Minor use indicators (light surface wear, finish touch up, abrasions), very minor wear to the leather seats. One arm chair with replaced patch where proper right arm meets splat. Some chairs missing plastic pads under feet. Very sturdy and strong - a gorgeous set of chairs.

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Price: $4,510

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Jean-Baptiste de Roy (Belgian, 1759-1839) Antique Landscape Painting of Sheep and Cattle, 605KIP13X

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: EXCEEDINGLY FINE JEAN-BAPTISTE DE ROY (BELGIAN, 1759–1839) OIL PAINTING ON PANEL Sheep and cattle with shepherds resting before a river and aqueduct, signed lower left "J de Roij 1798" Item # 605KIP13X A rare and very finely painted scene from the last years of the eighteenth-century, this scene captures an extensive scene of farm animals on a bright summer day before the river’s edge, a large stone acqueduct erected in the background with a peasant farmer making his way across with a drawn wagon. The diversity of animals in the scene is most excellent, a few kid goats dancing in the foreground before a standing bull with his brilliant coat. At least eight sheep rest lazily in the green grass with a few goats behind them, each face perfectly detailed down to the eyelids. A farming couple stands by the water’s edge with a dog at heel while sheep with their shepherd feed along the crest of the hill. The painting is signed and dated in the lowest left corner “J. de Roij 1798”, the back of the panel inscribed in period script somewhat illegibly in both ink and in graphite, an early wax seal with a family coat of arms: a finely detailed crown over panels of an eagle, falcon and bull. The entire scene is housed in a most fine gesso and giltwood frame, quite early and exceptionally detailed - the lower left corner was damaged at one point and will require professional restoration to be properly enjoyed. This bright and precious scene is a rare and most excellent work by de Roy - an investment grade selection of precise stroke work, this is a large and substantial piece that perfectly captures the nostalgia of Romanticism in it’s high-chroma and cheery atmosphere. Also known as de Roy de Bruxelles, Jean-Baptiste de Roy taught himself to paint and the art of etching, much of his work focusing on landscape scenes with cattle, sheep and other farm life. At a young age his father brought him to Holland where he trained his talent by studying masters of the seventeenth-century Dutch school: Paul Potter, Cuyp and Berchem. Their work heavily influenced him, each having way of elevating the landscape genre from simply being a setting to becoming a serious subject. Ommeganck had considerable influence on the style of painting he eventaully adopted. The body of his work is rather diverse, but his best works are the bright idyllic views of Dutch landscapes and his finely rendered animal groups. Artist Sale Results Christies, Sale 2406, Lot 144, 30” x 43” - achieved $13,716 USD Christies, Sale 2170, Lot 144, 32” x 45” - achieved $14,986 USD Christies, Sale 8348, Lot 164, 30” x 41” - achieved $14,342 USD Christies, Sale 2394, Lot 82, 18” x 23.5” - achieved $21,038 USD

Condition Report: Hairline separation of panels down center of lower half. Frame is early, not original, the lower left corner with significant loss, other areas of loss and cracking to frame. Under UV: conserved in the last decade, the fresh varnish flourescing and making some areas hard to read; touch ups throughout, including along the seam down the center - please review the close up UV images for a more clear overview of conservation work.

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Price: $14,900

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English Scrubbed Pine Antique Tenon Mortise Work Table, 19th Century, 605EPW14

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: SCRUBBED PINE TENON MORTISED WORK TABLE Probably English c. Mid 19th Century Item # 605EPW14 A well worn working table probably from the second quarter of the nineteenth century, this table has a lovely scrubbed pine top with remnants of a much earlier teal green paint visible along the edges and in recesses. An early crusty brown paint covers the legs, apron and the battens affixing the table top to the frame of the table. The construction is clean and pure, the pinned tenon mortise joints having survived with great strength despite the distressing of surfaces - the table is incredibly sturdy. The large legs are particularly attracative for their faceted shaping over the turned tapered footing on each, these locked permanently in place with an H-form stretcher that tenons into each leg, the medial stretcher through-tenoned with a single pin locking it in place. A gorgeous piece for a breakfast area, as a work table in the kitchen or as a minimalist desk in an office, this beautifully worn piece is as nostalgic as it is charming.

Condition Report: Distressed surface throughout, top scrubbed free of paint, paint splatters and discolorations. Chalk inscriptions to one apron, age appropriate wear and natural surface distressing. Overall very sturdy and strong.

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Price: $1,760

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Charles Louis Kratke (French, 1848-1921) Antique Oil Painting of Courting, 605DSQ13A

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: "THE COURTSHIP" BY CHARLES LOUIS KRATKE (FRENCH, 1848-1921) In oil on canvas, signed lower right Item # 605DSQ13A A finely detailed work in oil on canvas by genre artist Charles Louis Kratke, the work is crisp and of excellent quality. It captures a subject Kratke was passionate about, the courtship dance of men and women during the mid-to-late nineteenth century. The present example depicts a young man approaching a pair of women, all of his attentions focused on the leftmost young woman with a fan in hand. The first leaves of fall are curled along the dirt path before a large marble sculpture and the pair of women, the background showing hints of a fine estate with large grounds. Each garment is perfectly and crisply depicted, the vibrant and cheery colors in harmony with the mood of the scene. It is an optimistic work of young love and the pursuit of love during a rich historical moment. The painting is framed in a quite early and probably original giltwood frame, crisp and incredibly complex. It is an absolutely gorgeous work for collectors of fine French genre scenes.

Condition Report: Original lining, under UV appearing to be free of any restorations. Losses to edge where frame rubs, tiny hole w/ losses at base of marble sculpture in background. Frame is early and probably original with some applied losses, cracking and inpainting as expected. The scene would be incredibly fine with some light cleaning and consolidation of the small losses.

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Price: $3,705

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Rococo Carved Walnut Parcel Gilt Pier Mirror and Console Table, 19th Century, 604EJT18Q

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: EXCEPTIONAL ROCOCO PARCEL GILT WALNUT MIRROR AND CONSOLE Continental, circa mid-19th Century Item # 604EJT18Q A most fine and substantial presentation, this console and matched pier mirror embodies the naturalistic largesse of the Rococo spirit. A European work, probably Italian circa the second quarter of the nineteenth-century, it has diverse palette of color with brilliant gilding in the carvings around the frame, a border of parcel gilding with hints of red bole penetrating the gold, a reddish-brown walnut with nice depth and patina and an original black marble top. The variety of color is matched only by the fluid diversity of carving spanning both pieces - the crest is a most elegant pierced display of flanking acanthus and corner flourishes around a kidney-form central motif of foliate inspiration. The same serrated foliage flourishes are reinterpreted in the mirror footing, the tops of each knee with a relief-carved kidney surrounded by acanthus over the draping foliage that highlights the leg edge. The scrolling apron is highlighted with a most fine rocaille treatment with serrated leaves edging the bottom. Each leg is locked firmly in place with a tenon-mortised stretcher that swoops into an incredibly detailed display carved from a solid block of walnut and gilded with utmost skill. This is a rare and wonderful find, the condition throughout just lovely. It is a statement piece ideal for an open two-level foyer, where the impressive total height of 117 1/2” will be unimpeded and the fine crest work can be viewed from the landing. It is a work of art in every regard.

Condition Report: Chip losses throughout to carvings, wear through gilding revealing bole and gesso underlayers. Inactive pest damage to walnut. Scratches to black marble top. Original back of mirror resecured with modern steel brackets and screws. Remaining in excellent presentation-ready condition.

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Price: $5,275

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Minimalist Modern Chrome, Oak and Glass Dining Table, 20th Century, 604DBI30

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: MINIMALIST MODERN CHROME, OAK AND GLASS DINING TABLECirca Third Quarter of the 20th Century Item # 604DBI30 A most interesting minimalist dining table, the quality self evident in the relentless lamination of oak using half-dovetail keys to lock the frame together. A thick glass pane drops into the recessed groove around the edge of the table, this raised over four chrome legs that join the underside with a series of screws. The table will ship with the legs removed and will require some minor assembly to set up in your home. Probably crafted circa 1980, this is an excellent modernism piece for a bright and minimal interior.

Condition Report: Oak discolored with natural age appropriate wear. Some scuffs to chrome, some light age appropriate scratches to glass. Overall outstanding condition.

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Price: $3,110

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English Regency Black Lacquered Circular Dining Table by Dessin Fournir, 604QXT18A

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: ENGLISH REGENCY BLACK LACQUERED CIRCULAR DINING TABLE Circa 21st Century by Dessin Fournier, "Coleridge Table #805" Item # 604QXT18A This classic and highly refined form is closely based on the English Regency forms of the early 19th Century, a sleek table reimagined in this taste with a sharp angularity in the baluster and legs that is carefully offset in the exaggerated curvature of the legs and perfect circular top. Of fine quality throughout, the table is scroll cut and carved from solid wood and finished in a high luster black lacquer with a beautiful shine. It retains the brass plaque of Dessin Fournier, the Parisian furniture design firm with several locations in the US. It is a very attractive form that is as sleek as it is classic, a form that has remained tasteful for nearly two-hundred years and melds perfectly with the modern interior. The table will shipped with the top removed, so some minor assembly will be required upon receipt.

Condition Report: Surface wear and age appropriate abrasions. Base removed and reattached to top several times, hence a few extra holes in the pedestal underside. Overall outstanding condition.

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Price: $3,275

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Regency Style

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: THE COMMODIOUS CHEST AFTER THE ALTHORP ORIGINAL By Theodore Alexander for the Althorp Living Home Collection Item # 604ZCT30Q This very fine reproduction after the original in Althorp was designed by Theodore Alexander in the Althorp Living Home collection and is called “the Commodious Chest”. An exquisitely crafted work, the marquetry throughout is of the highest quality, having wonderful contrasting bands of ebony against the rosewood and amboyna veneers over oak secondary woods. The top is framed in a thick molded brass, the surface perfectly cast and free of pitting. Rather atypical for reproductions of the late 20th century, the bronze and brass work on this chest is actually very good - each of the mounts is a detailed work: the lion’s masks holding the draped acanthus garland pulls, the intricate Regency escutcheons, the repeated acanthus motif framing each drawer or most noteworthy the gorgeous acanthus mounts on the bracket feet. The original Régence commode (circa 1720) was purchased by the 5th Earl Spencer, known as 'The Red Earl', from the London firm of Edwards & Roberts in 1865 for £9. Edwards & Roberts of 21 Wardour Street were founded in 1845 and had expanded their premises to over a dozen buildings. This fashionable firm manufactured furniture but also retailed contemporary and fine antique furniture. The distinctive form of this chest is found predominantly in the Louis XIV and Regence period and was often used by André Charles Boulle (1642-1723) for his intricately inlaid pieces. The commode can be stylistically attributed to the Parisian marchand-ebéniste cabinetmaker Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731). A very fine piece that remains in nearly the same condition it was when the chest left the showroom, it is a work that was crafted to last the test of time. Retail pricing for the chest ranges from $7,000-$9,000 depending on the retail store, this example being offered at a significant discount.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with minor age appropriate wear - a few white marks from touching the wall, very small nicks.

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Price: $4,710

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Organic Modern Sculpted Poplar and Ebonized Maple Side Table c. 2015

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: ORGANIC MODERN SCULPTED POPLAR AND EBONIZED MAPLE SIDE TABLE Scott Deming c. 2015, Signed Item # 605OLB08 A work of extraordinary vision and skill, this fine flowing side table is a one of a kind creation by wood artisan Scott Deming, the underside signed and dated. Utilizing a solid plank of poplar for the top, Deming has sculpted and carved the board into a relentlessly flowing and rippling surface. The underside is ebonized, bringing the faintest touch of black to the thin edge where the incredibly sharp bevel is highlighted by the contrast. The smooth flowing grain of the poplar, being bright and finished in mineral oil to leave the natural grain without barrier, is a perfect selection for the table; parallel grains ultimately culminate in a circular ribbing before dipping over the edge. Sculpted maple is utilized to form the legs, these placed symmetrically while remaining chaotic - the stance is forward leaning. This is an incredibly powerful creation, silky to the touch and of unreal quality. It is a very fine acquisition for the collector of artisan furniture.

Condition Report: Without flaw.

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Price: $2,910

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ORGANIC MODERN SCULPTED CURLY MAPLE AND SAPELE SIDE TABLE

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: ORGANIC MODERN SCULPTED CURLY MAPLE AND SAPELE SIDE TABLE Scott Deming c. 2016, Signed Item # 605LMT08 Carved from a single thick block of curly maple, the top of this gorgeous side table ripples like a piece of paper in the breeze. A thin and flawless edging droops over the edges, settling gently in the manner a table cloth would hang from the top. It is finished in mineral oil, which allows the natural grain of the wood to remain incredibly close to the surface, also allowing the surface to be easily cared for with oils and waxes as needed. Most powerful are the organic legs which twist chaotically beneath the table top, the nearly flawless joint of each member giving harmony to the opposing dance of the four points. Contrast to the sapele legs is found in the series of maple plug inlays opposing the joint of the outer legs. The table is signed and numbered by the artist Scott Deming along the underside of the top. This is a powerful and unusual piece of exquisite craftsmanship.

Condition Report: Without flaw.

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Price: $2,250

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VINTAGE PAIR OF MID-CENTURY MODERN SCULPTED TUFTED CLUB CHAIRS

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: VINTAGE PAIR OF MID-CENTURY MODERN SCULPTED TUFTED CLUB CHAIRS Italy, Circa third quarter 20th Century Item # 605KYQ01 An absolutely gorgeous form in this pair of Italian sculpted beech club chairs, the bow of the back is matched in the subtle outward curvature of the arms - despite being a club chair in design, the footprint is petite and visually reduced by the curving of members and low seat. An early but not original tufted covering remains in overall “good” condition with minor blemishes, certainly still useable in it’s current condition. The pair are built to last the test of time, each being surprisingly heavy while being deeply comfortable.

Condition Report: Small tear on arm of one chair, upholstery pulled where arm joins seat-back on both chairs, gentle wear throughout to covering with minor blemishes. Sturdy and very comfortable.

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Price: $2,935

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EXCEEDINGLY FINE REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD BONHEUR DU JOUR

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: EXCEEDINGLY FINE REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD BONHEUR DU JOUR Circa 1820-30 Item # 604QXG18S This Regency desk is a piece that is of exceedingly exact craftsmanship, precise in joinery and design, a very finely made piece by every measure. It is designed in the French taste, an English creation inspired by contemporary works in the Louis XVI taste during the same period, but a distinctly English work with it’s intricate and inordinately high quality brass work and use of roseood. The rosewood veneers and solids are chosen with a clear eye for an active and chaotic grain, differentiating it significantly from the similar forms in mahogany and lending a certain exoticism to the surface. Primarily used as a desk for letter writing, the drawer opens, upon which the writing surface is flipped and rests upon - a tiny drawer with it’s original carved knob is tucked into the front corner of the drawer, a convenient place to store the inkwells and writing instruments. A small pair of drawers back the writing area beneath two levels of shelving, the upper shelf surrounded by a pierced brass gallery, the form a departure from the greek-key utilized in the lower gallery. The desk is entirely original, all hinges, knobs, mounts and structure remaining untouched besides the typical restorations of veneers and color. It rests over four legs turned of solid rosewood. For the serious connoisseur of the finest in English Regency, this is an exceptional selection of delicate form and inordinately high quality craftsmanship.

Condition Report: Gorgeous glowing surface with excellent color preservation throughout. Blemishes, shrink cracks/curves, joint separations etc. as expected from natural aging; cracking at corners flanking hinges. Loss at top corner of brass gallery, some missing screws for brass elements throughout. Leather is early with a dry old crack where it bends. Replaced veneer on right proper side of shelf, other veneer patches. Sturdy and strong - no key.

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Price: $6,375

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FINE SET OF SIX REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: FINE SET OF SIX REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS England c. 1820, most seat rails stamped by maker Item # 604CSP15P This gorgeous set of six chairs is comprised of a single arm chair with five side chairs. A robust set with presence, the ovular crest rail is bent to lend a touch of Greco-Roman taste to the form, the classical reverse visible in the stiles in the side profile of the chair reminiscent of a klismo chair, though the use of a bold turned and tapered front leg modernizes the design. The delicate central splat is a complex display of a series of rings within rings flanked by sharp leaves and pierced circles inside the horizontal reeding that slowly graduates into the fluted opening at the stiles. The comfortable seat is stuffed over the rail and leaves just a thin edge of mahogany around all four sides. The underside of the seat is left exposed, revealing the original corner braces that dovetail into the opposing rails at each corner - most effective joinery, superior to glue and uncommon due to the amount of time required to use this unseen joint. For anyone passionate about the classical and timeless form of the Regency period, this positively gorgeous set of dining chairs is replete with perfect balance of elements and very fine proportions. With warm glowing surfaces that only develop from years of polishing by hand coupled with gentle wear, they are a strikepoint collection for the breakfast nook or small dining room.

Condition Report: One chair splat has been repaired. Early surfaces with warm glowing patina, some finish touch ups and age appropriate surface wear. Upholstery in “good” condition with minor discolorations, certainly usable. Sturdy and comfortable.

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Price: $3,110

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Art Nouveau Green Iridescent Oil Spot Art Glass Vase attr. Loetz

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: ART NOUVEAU CRETE PAPILLON IRIDESCENT DIMPLED VASEAttributed to Loetz, Circa first quarter of the 20th Century, UnsignedItem # C102602A most attractive Czech Jugensil vase, this piece is noteworthy for it’s surface depth and elegant form. The proportionate ovoid vase has a gently flattened polished rim and two rows of dimples spanning the shoulder. It is a balanced, traditional pattern with a highly recognizable Loetz green Crete Papillon oil spot surface, lending it a naturalistic and subdued iridescence. The vase remains unsigned, but we loosely attribute the vase to Loetz from the first quarter of the 20th century in light of it’s exceedingly high quality, the recognizable form and typical surface treatment. The pontil is finely ground and smoothly polished with only the light expected wear around the base. It is a truly gorgeous find for the anyone passionate about the fine naturalistic handblown designs of the Art Nouveau period.Measurements:  7 1/2” H x 4-5” diameter, 3 3/4” diameter top opening; 2 1/4” bottom diameterCondition Report:No chips or cracks. Age appropriate handling wear. Smooth pontil. Overall excellent condition.

Condition Report: Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $735

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French Provincial Carved Antique Arm Chair w/ Leather Seat, 19th Century

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: FRENCH PROVINCIAL CARVED FRUITWOOD ARM CHAIR W/ LEATHER CUSHIONCirca Late 19th CenturyItem # 604AIQ12The crisply carved and deeply patinated surface of this gorgeous arm chair is nearly blackened with years of exposure and oxidization under many years of wax polishing.  The cornered form of the chair is particularly attractive but also very comfortable, lending it perfectly to use as a writing desk chair or as a small accent chair for the corner of a room.  The original caning has sustained damage over the years, but with dark oxidization and patina throughout this really is just gorgeous and brings a great deal of character and surface history to the chair.  A comfortable leather cushion conforms to the curvature of the seat frame over the sharp acanthus carvings of the apron and knees.  Gently cabriole legs curve into raised relief carvings of foliage over stumped toes.  It is a gorgeous little accent piece, but also a very comfortable and practical chair for any interior where surface history and rich material is necessary to add depth to the setting.Measurements:  35” H x 25 1/2” W x approx. 17” D; 19 1/2” H to seatCondition Report:Extensive tearing/holes to caning, light scuffs and age appropriate wear to leather cushion and chair surface. Chair is very sturdy and comfortable.

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Price: $985

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Exceptional Biedermeier Olivewood Glazed Vitrine, Austria, 19th Century

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: EXCEPTIONAL BIEDERMEIER OLIVEWOOD AND GLAZED GLASS VITRINEProbably Vienna circa the first quarter of the 19th CenturyItem # 604IUB12One of the most visually intriguing cabinets we’ve carried in quite some time, this very fine Biedermeier vitrine is a testament to the incredible effect a chaotic grain can have in defining a design. A work that is austere in every sense, a squared and minimalistic case with no surface embellishment, the case has a wonderful intensity to it with the unending swirls of Olivewood across every visible plane. The condition is noteworthy, that despite having so many brittle blown glass and silvered glass panels, it would appear that every single one of them remains original and unbroken.  The case itself has only minimal restorations and blemishes.  The craftsmanship is equisite, the back of the case showing tidy construction with it’s long hand dovetailed pins locking together the corners.  The entire piece rests over simple tapered legs.The Biedermeier taste was born in the aftermath of Waterloo. Where formerly style and design were predominantly decided in Paris, the middle class suddenly became the dominant decider of taste, decisively shedding the embellishments of the Empire era. Biedermeier furnishings are generally devoid of ormolu or excessive carving, having a simplicity and angularity that is often found as an inspiration to the designs of the Mid-Century. The present example is such a classic and inordinately beautiful object; it blends beautifully with both the traditional and modern interior, a bright and geometrical piece that absolutely owns whatever setting it joins.Measurements:  65” H x 40 5/8” W x 15” DCondition Report:Old refinish. With professional restorations of cracking and age appropriate veneer losses; some old veneer losses cracking around base corners. All glass appears to be original, or at least hand blown replacements.

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Price: $6,820

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Pair of English George III Mahogany

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY BANK OF ENGLAND STYLE ARM CHAIRSPredominantly 19th CenturyItem # 604DPW11This is an attractive pair of George III style chairs in the “Bank of England” taste, a restored pair that have had some necessary rebuilding in order to be fully enjoyable into the future. The form is quite lovely, the exposed arm rail wrapping around the sitter in a downward slope until joining in the simple handholds over curvy supports that join at the hip of the frame.  A down stuffed comfortable loose cushion allows the chairs to be warm and welcoming to the sitter.  The tapered molded front legs are set at an angle in collaboration with the curve of the seat.  These are a wonderful pair with deep and well developed surface patina throughout, both remaining in outstanding condition and being built to last.  For the interior where total purity is not required but where excellent design and surface history are needed to bring some traditional depth, this is an absolutely wonderful and very enjoyable pair of accent chairs.Measurements:  34 1/2” H x 26” W x 21 1/2” D; 20” H to seatCondition Report:Frames beneath upholstery rebuilt w/ later custom legs. Old restored cracks and veneer losses to arm rails. Nice old surface patina under wax and shellac. Upholstery in “good” condition with only minor blemishes - fabric removed from underside of one chair for examination.

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Price: $1,575

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Robert Gallon (English, 1845-1925) Landscape Painting

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Description: VERY FINE ORIGINAL LANDSCAPE BY ROBERT GALLON (ENGLISH, 1845-1925)”The Sawmill”, signed and dated lower right, probably c. 1884Item # 604PDA12QThe opposite view of this exceptional painting by Robert Gallon is held in the Lancaster Maritime Museum in Lancaster, United Kingdom; this work is painted from the opposite side, looking down the river at the mill and bridge from above the dip in the river. A work of unreal quality and detail, the finely executed landscape captures the incredible diversity of color in the foliage and forest behind the old sawmill. The rugged and aged exterior of the mill is captured perfectly, the worn stone beautifully rendered under the crackling wooden roof shingles. The horses and figures beside the mill are difficult to make out, but the story is completed in the opposite view, where the white horse pulls a large wagon with a gnarled and long tree trunk tied to the structure, a man on top of the cart unstrapping the log to be processed in the mill. It leads the viewer of the present example to wonder if the lone figure captured on the bridge is actually Robert Gallon superimposing himself into the scene, as that is exactly the vantage point the second painting would have been pictured from. This work is being sold in it’s current unrestored condition (see notes below), but we can certainly make arrangements to have it fully cleaned and restored for you upon request (this can have up to six months of processing time depending on our conservator’s schedule). It presents in a most powerful way, being housed in an early and finely hand carved gilded frame with hints of the red bole coming through the brilliant burnished surface. The back of the painting retains an early Christies label with reference number EV349; the reverse of the canvas retains the original stamp from painting supply firm Windsor and Newton in London. For serious collectors of England’s more accomplished landscape painters, this is an outstanding acquisition.Literature: E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. V, Gründ, 2006, p. 1279-80Measurements:  [frame] 20 1/2” H x 30 3/8” W x 2 1/2” D; [canvas] 13 1/4” H x 23 1/4” WCondition Report:Original lining with patch to reverse of the center of the bridge, this with accompanying inpainting visible under UV. Touch up in center of sky under UV. Tiny hole in trees (above roof), loss in trees (above white horse), loss at base of stone wall (low-center). Hairline cracks and other age appropriate wear to frame. Painting could benefit from a cleaning, as the sky is probably a brighter mid-day hue.

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Price: $6,800

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Isidore Bonheur (French, 1827-1901) Bronze Sculpture of a Ram, Peyrol Foundry

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Description: ISIDORE BONHEUR (FRENCH, 1827-1901) BRONZE SCULPTURE OF STANDING RAMStamped “Peyrol” along edge of base, signed “I. Bonheur”Item # 604LWP12QThe ram sculptures executed by Isidore Bonheur were some of the finest works he completed.  The present example, like the majority of Bonheur’s work, was cast by the foundry operated by his brother-in-law Hippolyte Peyrol, the edge of the base impressed with the very tiny stamp of “Peyrol”.  The detail is above reproach, as is always the case with his work during this period.  The ram’s face is scientifically perfect, a flawless representation of reality expressed in the legs, hooves and proportions; the thick and unruly wool is sculpted in a complex and highly effective manner.  A gorgeous and complex patina of light brown with rubbed “gilded’ highlights, having traces of reddish-brown patina throughout the base, remains untouched and fully original.  The finishing work is outstanding.  This is a very fine acquisition for serious collectors of the Animaliers, a precious casting of a serene subject.Measurements:  7 1/8” H x 8 3/16” W x 3 15/16” DCondition Report: Very light patina wear from handling.  Gorgeous overall condition.

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Price: $5,475

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Exceptional Pair of Mitchell, Vance & Co. Gilt Bronze Sconces, Late 19th Century

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: FINE PAIR OF BRONZE SCONCES BY MITCHELL VANCE & COCirca last quarter of the 19th Century, Each impressed verso “2957, M.V.Co NY"Item # 604PYX18ZIn every way exceeding expectations, this very fine pair of gilt bronze sconces is a testament to the fine casting skill developed on this side of the Atlantic during the 19th century. The firm of Mitchell, Vance & Co. was founded in 1845 and by the end of the century had become a leader in the lighting and bronze accessories business, operating with over 600 workmen at their foundry in New York City by the end of the century. The present pair feature a classical Bachanalia scene with the mask of a male surrounded by grapes of the vine and flourishes of twisting acanthus and ribbon beneath four acanthus wrapped branches that raise single candles.  A large cartouche of intricately cast grape leaves on chaotic vines raises above each figure, affixed verso with a pair of cast screws.  Beneath this is the foundry impression of “2957, M.V.Co NY” and the seriel impressions noting the placement of various elements.  Both perfect examples of flawless casting skill, a powerful pair that were intended as an allegory of prosperity, an appropriate gesture in the entryway of a fine classical home.  Today such flourishes are difficult to come by, particularly in the inordinately fine original condition exhibited in both. Measurements:  21” H x 13 1/4” W x 7 1/2” D (dimensions approximate)Condition Report:Electricity untested - as always all wiring should be checked by a professional prior to installation. Gilding in exquisite condition, probably original.

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Excellent Louis XV Style Marquetry Inlaid Bibliotheque Bookcase c. 1900

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: FRENCH LOUIS XV STYLE MARQUETRY INLAID BIBLIOTHEQUE CIRCA 1900Clock dial signed “Thomire et Cie”, “Henry Robert"; lock signed "V.F. Paris"Item # 604PDW18XAn intricately veneered case with a lovely form and dimension, this very fine bookcase is crafted in the Louis XV taste during the height of the Belle Epoque period at the turn of the century.  With only 7 1/2” in overall depth, the case barely projects into the room while bringing a wealth of architecture to an interior - the shelves are probably intended more for display of a collection versus functionally housing books, as the depth is somewhat prohibitive.  Beneath the open bookshelves, a pair of doors are intricately inlaid with marquetry florals around the keyhole escutcheons, the four quadrants of the doors crossbanded to create sharply angular grain effects set perpendicular to the darker veneers around the border.  This theme of contrasting colors and opposing angles is continued through most veneered panels in the case, but is softened by the nearly total absence of hard lines in the design.  The cabriole legs flow into a scrolling apron, the doors mirroring the relentless scroll of the parquetry flanked by curved corner columns and nearly Pagoda-form crest.  The top plank is lifted from the case with four tiny wooden pegs, allowing easy access to the clock movement - this is signed on the dial “Thomire et Cie” and “Henry Robert” - currently the movement is not functioning, but we do not complete clock restoration in the shop so this will have to be serviced or restored upon receipt.  The back of the case is a simple and orderly construction with the tenon mortised framing locked together with tiny wooden pins, holding the larger oak panels set inside of grooves in the framing.There is a harmony and perfection in the 19th century French designs that lends depth and history to even the most modern interior.  This petite biblioteque is particularly wonderful for it’s substantial presence in a rather small footprint.Measurements:  64 1/4” H x 23 3/4” W x 7 1/2” DCondition Report:Top was likely marble originally, since replaced with a pegged wooden top.  Age appropriate wear (veneer cracking/minor blemishes) with color touchups and small veneer patching.  Movement will require service and restoration prior to operating.  Remaining in gorgeous presentation-ready condition.

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Price: $5,915

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Leon Riket (Belgian, 1876-1938) Antique Impressionism Landscape Painting

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: LEON RIKET (BELGIUM, 1876-1938) LANDSCAPE PAINTING COTTAGE BY THE LAKESigned lower left “Leon Riket"Item # 603JPS31PAn incredibly well preserved work, this gorgeous original painting by Leon Riket captures with light impressionism an afternoon by the lake from the perspective of a well trod dirt path, the large country cottage in the background overlooking a field of wheat with traces of forest in the distance. The complex mix of high chroma colors blend and layer to capture the true depth and complexity of nature’s landscape. Two lone figures can be seen walking the lake in front of the cottage. The condition of the work is just outstanding, the painting retaining it’s original lining and the surface full of vibrancy.Leon Riket studied at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten and the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp. He was a member of the Ken U Zelf (“Know Thyself”) group of Belgian painters, going on to be achieve a medal in Paris in 1913.

Condition Report: Original lining, two small patches verso upper right and left corners. Light surface craquelure. Contemporary frame in excellent condition, only light gilt loss and wear to edges/corners. Under UV in excellent condition with spot inpainting to reverse of patches.

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Price: $4,105

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Eugene Aizelin French Antique Bronze Sculpture of Classical Female

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Description: EUGENE AIZELIN (FRENCH, 1821-1902) BRONZE SCULPTURE OF VENUS BATHINGInscribed Gautier & Albinet Editeur, Aizelin SculpteurItem # 603NPC24A finely cast sculpture of Venus stepping into a bath after a model by Eugene Aizelin, this early casting is typical of works released during his lifetime - the chiseling and finishing work throughout is excellent. The same model edited by Gautier and Albinet was carried several times by Christies and Sotheby’s, a 50 cm model achieving $2753 at Christies, the same model previously selling for 1920 euros at Sotheby’s in 2004. The underside of the present model is foundry inscribed “CH 101 a”, generally a reference for the foundry’s internal inventory. The model is a most pleasing and serene example of a classical maiden.Born in Paris, July 10th of 1821, Eugene Aizelin was a student of Etienne-Jules Ramey and Augustin-Alexandre Dumont at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1844. Starting with his first successful debut in 1852, he pursued a fruitful and long fifty year career until his death in Paris, 1902. He is generally recognized for his contributions to biblical and mythological subjects, as well as operatic and genre scenes. He received numerous commissions from the State and from the City of Paris for the decoration of public buildings, working on the three great Parisian building projects of the Second Empire (1851-70), the new Louvre, the Opera and the Hotel de Ville, as well as on theatres, the Parisian churches of the Trinity and Saint-Roch and other institutions. His works are documented in most major books on bronzes of the period, many of his pieces held today in museum collections, particularly in France.

Condition Report: Original patina with significant loss beneath wax. Surface discoloration.

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Industrial Style Welded and Tumbled Steel Metal Side Chair

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: 1502AKW-n

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Price: $525

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Gladys Goldstein (American, 1918-2010) Abstract Mixed Media Painting

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: GLADYS GOLDSTEIN (AMERICAN, 1918-2010) ABSTRACT PAINTING ON CANVAS, "H2O"Unsigned but with original label of authorization from her estate, stamped en verso with estate authorization stamp, titled in her hand in charcoal "H2O"Item # 107PME11Characterized by almost a singular focus on gray, Goldstein introduces a vast spectrum of variation in the hue and saturation of that gray across the unending space of the canvas. She chose to never frame this piece, which in itself is likely a statement about the subject, one interwoven with organic symbolism and a certain sense of the otherworldly - the center of the image is a distinct border, within which a fullness of life and deep bursts of color spring forth in the mixed media of the lower layers. The magic of Goldstein's work is her ability to allow the purveyor to digest the introspectively with little dialogue or direction, making interpretation of the painting uniquely personal and unusually magnetic. The back of the painting is signed in her typical charcoal scrawl "H2O", is stamped by the estate and is also inscribed on the back in the lower right corner "W.F. SCOT". See our website for a detailed biography of her work as well as an extensive collection of high resolution images - a link is also available upon request.

Condition Report: Exceptional condition - no noteworthy flaws.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $1,975

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American Turkey Breast Antique Corner Cabinet, Eastern Shore

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: AMERICAN TURKEY BREAST RAISED PANEL EASTERN SHORE CORNER CABINETBenchmade from old components, probably c. early 20th Century Item # 130208FPP25This piece is a simply gorgeous work for any decorators or collectors that are looking for an authentic look without the authentic price tag. Entirely benchmade, the cabinet is a visually stunning, deeply patinated and worn work with great form and sense of age. The shape is perfect and just wonderful to look upon - a pair of doors with six glass panes under worn molded astragals framed in double-pinned through tenon-mortise joinery swinging on H-hinges open to reveal a pair of shapely maple shelves covered in a pink painted interior. The lower portion is a pair of tombstone raised panel doors, the recess highlighted with an ivory paint, these opening to reveal a second pair of shelves. The whole rests over scroll cut bracket feet with laminated blocking. The backboards are incredibly thick original planks with even rows of rusty wrought iron nails throughout. This is a piece full of color and patina that will brighten and liven up any room it becomes a part of.

Condition Report: A carefully benchmade piece, tastefully mixing early worn cupboard elements to lend a sense of aged authenticity. All painted surfaces are faux crazed and worn in a most delightful way. No locks. Interior is dirty and paint is flaking throughout, brass knobs are added with original holes filled from the outside. Sturdy, strong and visually just gorgeous. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $4,970

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Pennsylvania Antique Painted Dovetailed Box w/ Dome Top, Americana Folk Art

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: AMERICAN DOME TOP DOVETAILED SALMON PAINTED MINIATURE BOXProbably Pennsylvania, Circa 1st Quarter of 19th CenturyItem # 1402CPS21PPThis most charming dovetailed dome top box probably originates in Pennsylvania and is exceptionally well preserved - the extremely attractive salmon painted surface, worn and deeply patinated, preserves early and probably original layers of the same pigment tone beneath. The lid lifts on original hinges supported by later flanking hinges to reveal a clean white pine interior. The lid retains a period brass bail pull with brass backings, these the ends of a batwing escutcheon - to see if it is original would require scraping the paint or using infrared imaging to see if a full batwing impression is visible beneath the highest layer of paint. For anyone passionate about early Americana, this is a very fine nearly untouched selection that will be enjoyed in your collection for a lifetime.

Condition Report: Early worn red paint over earlier layers of red, these probably original with no evidence of layers beneath (we have not scraped or examined under IR to verify). No key, lock untested - the closed lock bolt stops the iron latch from dropping into the lock. Two pairs of hinges on both sides, one set later, the other original. Handle and backing of the period - possibly added when surface was repainted, the brass escutcheon backing is made up of the two ends of batwing hardware. Very fine overall condition. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $1,460

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American Benchmade Lancaster Style Windsor Fanback Side Chair

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Description: AMERICAN RED PAINTED LANCASTER STYLE WINDSOR FANBACK SIDE CHAIRBenchmade, 20th CenturyItem # 603QMX10This gorgeous bench made fanback windsor side chair is crafted in the Lancaster taste, the nine-spindle back with swollen and ring turned outer balusters features a wonderful splay and overall form. The crest rail is steam bent with tiny little wooden pegs driven through the spindles to permanently lock them in place, these flanked on either end by carefully hand carved scrolled ears. The scooped seat is nicely formed with the legs through-tenoned and locked in place with split-wedge tenons. The legs are finely turned. The surface is almost certainly original to the chair, a nice dry red pigment. Overall a beautiful hand made reproduction that presents just gorgeously, being an incredibly accurate rendition of the originals of the late 18th century. For a home decorated in the Colonial taste where a comfortable and entirely functional exacting reproduction is needed for a practical seating space, this is an outstanding selection that was built to last the test of time.

Condition Report: Light surface wear (scratches, dings, abrasions, paint wear). Sturdy, strong and in overall outstanding condition. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $995

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American Painted Windsor Bowback Antique Chair, Early 19th C.

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Description: AMERICAN WINDSOR BOWBACK CHAIR IN OLD BLACK PAINTCirca 1st Quarter of 19th CenturyItem # 100008WPN02This is a fine American Black Painted Antique Windsor Bowback Side Chair, crafted during the first years of the 19th Century. It has a wonderful black paint over another layer of reddish orange, probably also a layer over the original and currently unknown color. The back of the chair has a graceful bow, carefully grasping each through-tenoned splinted spindle before diving through the single solid plank pine seat. The seat is heavily patinated, with deep grooves and wear from decades of active use. The entire chair sits over four splayed bamboo carved legs, all four of which tenon through the plank seat before being secured with a splint, each held firmly and perfectly in place with a bamboo carved H-stretcher. This is a most charming chair, in excellent condition with wonderful patina and character throughout - the early painted surfaces are probably not the original layers, but seem to protect earlier layers beneath, these quite possibly the earliest surfaces. A wonderful find for those that are passionate about fine windsor chairs.

Condition Report: Paint worn throughout, probably not the original surfaces. Deep groves and losses in the plank seat. Chips and abrasions throughout. One nail, appears to be modern, on side of chair stabalizing hoop back. Plank seat split with a butterfly joint securing seat from beneath and two screws locking it in place. Chair is structurally strong, but could possibly be too weak to use functionally as a chair. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $990

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Jean Pezous (French, 1815-1885) Antique Painting Genre Scene, 19th Century

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Description: JEAN PEZOUS (FRENCH, 1815-1885) ANTIQUE GENRE SCENE PAINTINGSigned "J. Pezous" lower rightItem # 1402VAP22PZThis is a vivid and highly charming little scene capturing a group of friends enjoying a sunny summer afternoon of games at a rural tavern in the middle of wheat fields. The tavern has a faint block inscription reading "Bon Vin" or "Good Wine". Shadows dance along the dusty ground from the shade of the tall trees surrounding the yard and a couple can be seen strolling through the wheat field in the distance. It is a warm and nostalgic genre scene full of character and descriptive story telling in it's petite dimensions - the faces and body language of the participants is most telling. One young woman watches the player closely, her companion looking at the seated gentleman who seems to be holding a conversation with her; a younger figure leans against a tree with a certain disinterest, which coupled with his somewhat sloppy dress suggest something of his character. The standing gentleman looks carefully and respectfully on as the player readies his throw, probably the main competitor in this match. A bright and lively work, this is a little treasure for any room it becomes a part of. Jean Pezous was born in Toulon, France in March of 1815. He studied with Senequier, who taught at the nautical school. He then went to Paris and studied under Orsel. He lived for a time at Bondy (Seine-St-Denis) and from 1846 to 1880 exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon. Pezous produced a large number of small paintings on a variety of different subjects, often introducing many figures. (Source: Benezit: Dictionary of Artists, vol. 10, p. 1299)

Condition Report: Very light surface grime, surface could benefit from being cleaned. Scattered chips/losses/touchups to the frame. Tiny little holes throughout the front of the frame. Canvas is backed by a chamfered mahogany panel. [UNDER UV] Touchups and inpainting flare throughout under UV examination, high resolution images under UV are available on request. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $3,200

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French Louis XVI Style Painted Antique Barrel Back Bergere Arm Chair c.1890-1920

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: FRENCH LOUIS XVI BERGERE ARM CHAIR IN EARLY GREEN PAINTCirca Late 19th/Early 20th CenturyItem # 120001TWW12This simply gorgeous bergere is a particularly interesting strikepoint for a room. Only sparingly carved and embellished, the sloped crest is highlighted at the center with a carved floral embellishment, the exposed frame molded and flowing into curved handholds over arm supports that join directly into the frame. The form is predominantly round, the arms wrapping around the frame to create a cocoon around the seated, the entire chair resting over carefully carved tapered and fluted legs, the top embellished with a ring of acanthus carving. The seat cushion is feather stuffed, the rest of the chair retaining it's original horsehair stuffing covered in a new upholstery. It is a most attractive acquisition for anyone passionate about the French taste for interiors.

Condition Report: Somewhat fresh scrubbed painted surface, though heavily worn with much chipping and loss throughout. Front right leg has a very slight warp to it, though not causing any weakness or too noticeable. Upholstery is new. Very strong and stable; very comfortable. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $1,540

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Vintage Pair of Modern Brushed Steel Faux Leather Stools c. 1980s

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: PAIR OF VINTAGE BRUSHED STEEL AND FAUX LEATHER FOOT STOOLSUnsigned, Circa 1980'€™sItem # 601PNQ26This pair of angular minimalist foot stools make such an interesting design statement, both being crafted of brushed steel with welded joints. The seats are stuffed only lightly, having a gentle curvature to the seat under faux-leather upholstery. The lack of embellishment and plainness of form allows them to comfortably pair with any number of seating scenarios in a modern setting.

Condition Report: Brushed steel oxidized with traces of rust and discoloration throughout. Missing some plastic inserts beneath legs. Faux leather covering with some discoloring and light grime. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Shirvan Caucasian Antique Oriental Rug, Blue 3.5' x 5.5', c. Late 19th Century

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Description: ANTIQUE SHRIVEN CAUCASIAN RUGc. Late 19th Century Item # 120101PLW05This Antique Shirvan Caucasian Rug is probably from the Northeastern Caucases, circa the last quarter of the 19th Century. It features wool construction with light blue grounds and rusty borders, wonderful low pile with delightful wear throughout and sharp geometrical designs. The first two borders are doubled up, first as a repeating six-point star, the second a repeating floral motif of varying colors flanking a serrated leaves border design. It has worn quite well, most pieces of this size and delicate stitch now long since lost from moth and tread; with delightful proportions in wonderful structural condition with a mellowing of colors throughout that only comes through years of careful use, this is an outstanding selection for serious collectors of antique caucasian rugs.

Condition Report: A worn rug, as expected for any textile or rug from the late 19th century. However, the result is quite delightful and not distracting: low pile throughout, wefts showing through in a few areas. Two repaired holes, both with some obvious in-stitching. Fringe fraying and with loss on both ends. Light wear and loose wool on selvedge. Tiny stains here and there. Free of odor. Quite attractive and remaining strong throughout. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $1,720

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Exceptional French Empire Marble Mahogany Gueridon Antique Side Table c. 1900

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Description: FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED MAHOGANY GUERIDONParis, c. 1900Item # 120105VMP04 This work of art is exceptional in every way. Featuring a wonderful polished original green marble top, drilled in two places beneath to perfectly rest on two steel knobs from beneath, this fine Gueridon boasts a large comfortable surface - the top remains in pristine condition. The round frame is constructed with a laminated mahogany core beneath vibrant flamed mahogany veneers, encircling a golden oak plank in the center. Very finely cast gilt-bronze anthemion mounts flank a lotus flower motif on each corner of the table. The round frame joins the thick dowels of the palmettos, these sinking deep into generous corner blocking. The table is raised on deeply reeded and tapered legs culminating in gilded palmette capitals, these flawlessly executed with outstanding carved detail, over a set of four miniaturized lotus flower castings. The legs are stretched with a thin mahogany shelf, the crotched veneers matched to showcase the deep swirl of the grains. All four legs are sheathed in gilded waterleaves over Lion Paws. This is an investment grade antique for serious collectors of French antiques of the early 20th Century. Of outstanding quality and in a condition that is above reproach, it is a rare and wonderful acquisition for anyone passionate about French Empire works of art. An absolutely gorgeous object, it would be particularly well suited as the centerpiece of a large entry way, foyer or living room.

Condition Report: Very fine original condition, vibrant and free of any noteworthy flaws. Minor scratches and fading, a few scratches to the lower shelf. Mounts are of outstanding quality, though it is possible some are added/moved (tiny holes behind some mounts suggest possible shift/addition of mounts). Some "wiggle" due to the design of the table. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $5,965

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Fine Egyptian Revival Mahogany Longcase Clock, Paris c. 1910

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Description: FINE EGYPTIAN REVIVAL EMPIRE STYLE MAHOGANY LONGCASE CLOCKParis, c. 1910, Retailed by R.J. Horner of New YorkItem # 120106LNP24This French Empire style longcase clock is crafted of the finest solid mahogany and mahogany veneers, the deep ruby red of the patinated surface glowing under layers of waxes like a polished jewel. It is delightfully embellished with a series of quite fine gilded metal mounts of classical and Egyptian inspiration, the latter being particularly highly sought after by collectors of the period. The triangular crest is solid oak secondary with mahogany veneers and a cockbead molding round the edges, the center mounted with a classical scene of a Putto led in his chariot by two horses through the swirling clouds of the heavens. The crest is easily removable the top, resting loosely in the case over round dowels. The clock case is in two parts, the upper clock case resting on the lower pedestal stand. The clock case is framed in two tapered pillars, each capped by finely cast Egyptian masks and flowing anthemion mounts, the columns terminating over tiny gilt feet. The clock face is symmetrically detailed with foliate spandrels around a white porcelain face with black painted Roman numerals and carefully chased brass at the center and around the edges. A mask of Dionysus hangs as the pendulum in an original wavy glass window. Side doors on either side of the clock open over original hinges to allow access to the clock without moving it. The back of the clock also boasts an upholstered door, opening to broadly reveal the works and interior. The clock rests over a pedestal lower section, crafted of solid mahogany pillars crested by cast bronze palmettos. The back of the clock is heavily oxidized, nearly black in some areas. An original label on the back of the clock reads "Imported from Paris by RJ Horner & Co, Furniture Makers, 61, 63, 65 West 23rd Street, NEW YORK." This is an absolutely gorgeous work of art. For any serious collector of French Empire style furnishings and decorative arts, this is an unusual and very fine selection.

Condition Report: SURFACE: Light veneer losses and cracking, including at the hinges of one side door and along back edges of the case sides; these have some repairs and some wax color matching to areas of loss. Some light cloudiness to surfaces in some areas on sides. Losses around upper molding of the pedestal, most notably to the left corner. Surface behind clock face with some warping/curving. Scratches to top of lower section. MOVEMENT: Fully functional and currently operates quite nicely - however, this will need to be leveled properly when in your home to hold accurate time. Clock face a bit loose in the case and should eventually be tightened. Name faded from enamel clock face. Retains an early but probably not original winding key. OTHER: Original glass, fabric on interior with tears, original locks and key, losses to veneer inside of case, crest mount missing several nails with one replaced nail and is "loose" as a result; right Egyptian mask is also slightly loose, one interior screw having lost it's grip; some rosettes and mounts may have been replaced but it is difficult to know for certain. Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Fine American Federal Bowfront Chest of Drawers, Mid Atlantic States c. 1790

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Description: FINE AMERICAN FEDERAL MAHOGANY BOWFRONT CHEST OF DRAWERSMid-Atlantic States, probably Maryland, c. 1790-1810Item # 120101KVP05A harmonious and exceptionally well proportioned form, this fine American Federal chest of drawers exhibits a delightful mellowed mahogany throughout, remaining in nearly pristine condition. Crafted of solid mahogany and mahogany veneers, the golden grain flow is magnificent and unbroken. The top is a thin plank of mahogany with an inlaid rim flanked by stringer inlay outlines, in profile conforming to the gentle bowing across the front of the facade. The drawers are also bowed, the fronts formed of sawn poplar in a laminated stack finished in a delightful mahogany veneer. Each retains fully original oval brasses flanking original keyhole escutcheons over original cut steel locks. Ovular stringer inlays outline each of the graduated four drawers. They are hand dovetailed back and front, the bottom board chamfered to rabbet into the drawer frame and secured with glued blocking at regular intervals along the edges. The drawer blades tenon into the case behind mahogany veneers, a pine core backing each blade routed to receive the dust board between each drawer. The back of the case features original poplar planks, many with original iron nails, but re-secured with nails and screws throughout. An original yellowed hand written label is illegible, but still present on the back of the case; it is a 20th century note of provenance, seeming to describe this "Chippendale Chest of Drawers" as belonging to an illegible relative and is apparently dated 1902. The chest rests over four entirely original French feet, each with soft outward splay and retaining original blocking along the underside. Original in almost every single aspect of the chest, this work of art is remarkably well preserved. As an investment grade antique in every aspect, this is a very fine acquisition for any serious collector of American Federal furniture. Materials: Mahogany: top, sides of case, feet, bars beneath the top on right and left; Mahogany veneers: front of chest, including drawer fronts, inlay around rim; Poplar: backboards, dustboards, sides and back of drawers, laminated "bowed" core of drawers (behind the mahogany veneers); Pine: Feet blocking, underside of case, horizontal blades dovetailed into the top of the sides of the case (through which screws affix the top to the case), runners, bottoms of drawers.

Condition Report: Very attractive surface, not original finish but nicely patinated. Oval pulls untouched and original, original cut steel locks (no key), feet are fully original including all blocking - all feet are cracked with typical repairs/regluing, front-right foot with a chip loss at the crack. Cracking along the grains here and there, not particularly noteworthy. Loss to veneer/inlay at the edge of top in a few places. Very minor scuffing, dings and abrasions throughout. Due to image limitations prospective clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all images of the item. Condition notes are included in the descriptive text of each item and verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p.

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Armand LeVeel (French, 1821-1905) Military Antique Bronze Sculpture cast by Susse Freres

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Description: ARMAND JULES LEVEEL (FRENCH, 1821-1905) FINE MILITARY ANTIQUE BRONZE "32 EME Demi Brigade", stamped by Susse Freres foundry c. 1875Item # 130012NPP15Crisp and proud, this French soldier stands with the flag grasped firmly in his hand with his gaze firmly affixed along the horizon. The flag is impressed "UN CONTRE DIX", One Against Ten, a reference to the outstanding bravery of the 84th Regiment in the battle of Graz in 1809 where two battalions defended against the Austrians with casualties of only thirty-four to an approximate five-hundred Austrian casualties. This sculpture by LeVeel was cast in three editions by Susse Freres: 82 cm (32.3"), 37 cm (14.6"), and 17 cm (6.7") around the third quarter of the 19th Century. This sculpture in the 82 cm edition is held at Musee des Beaux-Arts Thomas Henry while the Beaux-Arts Museum of Bordeaux holds his 37 cm edition, this cast by Susse. A student of Rude, LeVeel started exhibiting at Salon in 1850 - having a long career as a sculptor, he is most famous for the commissioned by Napoleon III to sculpt an equestrian group of Napoleon I, unveiled August 1858 at the Paris-Cherbourg railway in Cherbourg, Manche, France. In addition to sculpting, he also was curator of the Thomas Henry museum for a time, had a deep interest in archeology and an avid collector of faience. The present example is simply lovely - having a rich brown patina, well preserved throughout and of a deep glow, the precise chased and filed scrolling and flowing of garb is showcased at it's best. The level of detail throughout is quite impressive, his many dimensions of garb each executed with utmost realism and with a consistent leftward flow. While the scabbard is absent from the scene, originally affixed through the base at the back, it is actually not particularly detracting in our opinion. The soldier rests over a naturalistic base reading "32 EME Demi Brigade", "LEVEEL" and "Susse Freres". For any serious collector of French bronzes of the 19th Century, this is a wonderful example - particularly for anyone passionate about military subjects and French patriotism. A very infrequent visitor to the open market, this bronze is of very fine execution and without doubt will be a highly enjoyable addition to any collection.

Condition Report: Scabbard for sword lacking, the tiny little hole where it once was secured through the base visible in slideshow images if you request them from us (available on our website); a very tiny discoloration is visible on the leg where it once rested. Sword a bit loose, the solder having deteriorated over time, though not currently a concern. Some patina wear to flag pole. There is other very minor patina wear, though none that is noteworthy beyond what is clear in the images. Overall outstanding condition, the missing scabbard notwithstanding. Due to image limitations prospective clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all images of the item. Condition notes are included in the descriptive text of each item and verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p.

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Price: $1,990

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Henryk Kossowski Jr. (French, 1855-1921) Bronze Sculpture,

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Description: HENRYK KOSSOWSKI JR. (FRENCH, 1855-1921) GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF A WORDSMITH"L'Armurier" founded by Siot Decauville, Paris, 12" edition, signed "I Kossowski" on base, numbered S753Item # 130107ZIP13As is typical with works founded by Siot Decauville during the last quarter of the 19th Century, this fine antique gilt bronze sculpture is exceptionally cast and detailed. An original work by Henryk Kossowski Jr., the base is signed "I Kossowski" and impressed with the Siot foundry mark along with "S753". While Kossowski was active during the years of 1880-1915, this work was originally cast in 1890 in both 12" and 18" editions, both in brown and gilded patinas. This particular work is featured in Berman where it is identified as "L'Armurier" or "The Arm's Maker". It is shown with the variation to this cast, with the edge of a work bench and clamp beside his leg. A valuable and handsome find, this is a crisp and joyful work of art. The swordsmith has an expression of utter fascination with his craft, studying the sword with a certain humor and curiosity, still enamored by an object he has probably crafted a thousand times. His hair is frumpy and disheveled, like one unbathed or overworked, the many wrinkled layers of his leather and cloth smock and clothing tied by a thin belt. Ultimately, he is a relatable figure, a rejection of the mass production economy of the period and the elimination of the artisan. This is an outstanding acquisition for any serious collectors of French antique bronze sculptures of the late 19th Century.

Condition Report: Patina is a warm blend of gilt over a gorgeous red-oxide. Traces of oxidization in crevices. Sword cup just slightly out of the round. Tiny chips to the marble base.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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French Empire Gilt Bronze Antique Mantel Clock by Caranda

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Description: FRENCH EMPIRE GILT AND PATINATED MANTEL CLOCKCherub Gazing into a Pool, Movement by Caranda, Paris, numbered 142Item # 130112PCJ07This gorgeous gilt and patinated bronze antique clock is of simply outstanding quality. The putto is mercury gilded with a brilliant gold, clearly making him the strike point of the piece; his form is restive and relaxed as he braces himself with a single arm while readying to scoop something from the water with the shell in his other hand. His legs are slightly crossed on the naturalistic rocky base, a large flower flowing along the ground beside the mirror that makes up the pond. It is a truly endearing scene. A pair of Corinthian columns raise the gilded outcrop beneath the Cherub; these columns flank a circular porcelain dial with a Roman Numeral chapter ring and a pair of pierced hands, the dial surmounted by a carefully cast and chased gilt ring of repeating leafage and berries. A torch and quiver full of arrows are crossed beneath the dial, tied together in a flow of twisted ribbon. The whole clock rests over expertly cast gilded lion paw feet. The back of the clock is left open to expose the incredibly fine movement within - carefully pierced and etched, the movement reads "Caranda / Paris / No 142". It is of utmost quality, the tiniest parts formed with absolute precision - note the outer pallet of the movement is raised over tapered square Neoclassical columns with an angled midriff. A truly magnificent work, both in the quality of the case and precision of the movement, this is a treasure for serious collectors of works from the French Empire.

Condition Report: Dial with loss around both holes and old stress cracks to dial face. Minor loss of gilding and accompanying oxidization, notable on the toes. Normal discoloration to the brassy-tone of the case. No winding key. Works have not been cleaned or checked for functionality.Due to image limitations prospective clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all images of the item. Condition notes are included in the descriptive text of each item and verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p.

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Miniature American Classical Mahogany Chest of Drawers, c. 1810-20

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: MINIATURE AMERICAN CLASSICAL MAHOGANY SALESMAN'S SAMPLE CHESTNew England c. 1810-20Item # 130105RQY17This is a very fine Salesman's Sample of a chest of drawers in miniature dimensions from the Classical period. The top is rectangular in form, projecting over the front and sides with tight turrets at the corners over spiral-turned columns - these complex formations transition from a series of tight ring turnings into the spiral balusters over tiny urns and completed with a series of complex ring turnings over cork feet. The columns define the chest, greatly elevating the form with tasteful embellishment that does not distract from the overall composition. The graduated two over three drawers retain their original rosewood knobs, these flanking the inverted tear-drop escutcheons and framed as a whole in the rectangular stringer inlays. Dovetail construction dominates the chest, through dovetails securing the sides of the case to the bottom and presumably to the interior framing upon which the top is set (unable to verify without removing the top). The back board is deeply chamfered to slide into rabbets in the sides and is secured with glued blocks inside the case and tacks along the lower edge. The drawers are likewise dovetailed front and back, the bottom board on four of the five with mitered edges to slide into rabbeted drawer sides: one of the tiny drawers varies in construction from the other four. The bottom board is chamfered along the edges, sliding into rabbets in the drawer sides. Counter to the two-and-one-fourth dovetail pins securing the fronts of the other drawers, this tiny drawer has just two dovetail pins without the lapped edge on the bottom. However, after spending a great deal of time examining the drawer, we are almost certain it is original to the chest but crafted by a different person in the shop - several of this "Salesman's Sample" would have been produced at the same time, the same size drawer/column/top/etc. likely being constructed in multiples, then assembled afterwards. Please review the images carefully for your own assessment. Preserved on the chest is much of it's history and character in the deep and highly oxidized patina, the finish being very early and possibly original under later wax. Originality is retained throughout the chest, remaining largely untouched for the last two hundred years, resulting in a simply fantastic miniaturized work of American art. For any serious collector of American furniture or of miniature examples, this is a very fine acquisition indeed.

Condition Report: [OVERALL] Finish is very early, cleaned at some point unevenly to result in variation on the drawer surfaces - possibly original surface under later waxes; minor scratches, dings and abrasions throughout. No alterations. Overall a very fine piece in sturdy well preserved condition. Please review images in the slideshow for a full overview of condition. [DRAWERS] Tight fit throughout. One of the tiny drawers construction varies from the other tiny drawer - we believe the drawer was made by a different craftsman, as these would have been "mass produced", but still is original to the piece; all rosewood knobs original, each with slight variation from the next: some with losses along edge of backing; no key available; bottom drawer lock has been filled in; string inlay loss on right edge of one drawer; stringer inlay on right and left edges of bottom drawer appear to be replaced. [COLUMNS] Left column slightly loose, the screw having lost it's grip; strip of veneer along left side of drawers cracked and with light separation due to the pressure of the loose column; all screws original. [INTERIOR] Untouched: a few blocks absent here and there. [LEFT SIDE] Molding at bottom edge absent; two tiny holes that appear to be pest damage as they do not extend through the side of the case. [BACK] Sliver of replaced wood accompanied by three added tacks, probably to help strengthen in light of shrinking. Otherwise untouched. [RIGHT SIDE] Molding at base possibly replaced as it is slightly less robust than the front edge and lacks the dirty gritty finish.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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American Chippendale One Leaf Console Table on Ball and Claw Feet c. 1770

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Description: RARE AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE SIDEBOARD TABLE WITH ONE LEAFWith Shell Carved Legs on Ball & Claw Feet; Probably Connecticut River Valley, c. 1770-90Item # 130309GZP24A fine work of the American Chippendale period, this is a rare and gorgeous form. Termed by Wallace Nutting a "Sideboard Table", the form is more generally recognized as a "One Leaf Drop Leaf Table", a piece intended for display against the wall with it's exposed apron facing out. As such, the front two legs are highlighted with beautiful raised shells while the rear legs are unadorned. Crafted of what appears to be [not micro-analyzed] an American Black Walnut of well selected flowing grain, the top board and leaf both display a wonderful ribbing at the center surrounded by wide flowing veins; similarly in the apron and legs, the veins are large and run in distinct channels in a way that enhances the cabriole of the leg and does not distract from the scrolling scallop of the apron. While single leaf drop-leaf tables are predominantly found in Massachusetts, this table exhibits every indication of being of Connecticut craftsmanship with the distinct influence of Delaware River Valley tradition in it's construction and form. The sides of the apron are recessed, the inner edges of the leg posts being thumb molded and flanking the inset apron and knee returns, clearly reminiscent of Philadelphia treatment of this leg [see Kugelman, p. 136, fig 3.5 for a discussion of similar features on a dining table with East Windsor CT provenance and likely origin]. Likewise, the pinned tenon-mortise joinery in the frame and legs is borrowed from this region. The intensely scalloped apron exudes grace and liveliness with a repeating lobe flanked by a half step [for similar apron treatments see Kugelman, p. 88-91 - those documented of Wethersfield, Connecticut craftsmanship]. The purity of the craftsmanship is representative of a very accomplished artisan; every detail is perfected. Note the close up images of the underside of the returns; while usually these are left unfinished and roughed, these have clearly been finished to remove most of the rough chisel marks while the uneven nature of the hand carved surface is evident to the touch. The front knees are embellished with a rare fanned-shell carving over a bold and robust cabriole leg that matches the spirit of the apron. All four legs terminate in a tall ball grasped by long and thin talons, an surreal and highly distinctive rendering of this foot. A most similar claw is documented by Ward on a highboy from Preston, Connecticut with the similar treatment of the tendons, talons and ball [p. 273, fig 143a]. As part of a careful analysis of the table, we removed the base from the top. This top had been removed at one point during the 19th century, presumably due to some accident or damage that resulted in the front 2 5/8" strip of the top board being replaced. At that time, the pegs that fastened the top to the table were cut and screws were set in wells from beneath the table to secure the top; these screws are of mid 19th century circulation. We also removed the screws from one hinge [photographed in the slideshow], these screws being the original screws the table was crafted with. A few of the screws do appear to be replacements, though all follow the same holes. The oxidization patterns of the wood affirm that the quarter-round interior blocking is original and untouched, having been coated with a later gray substance. The frame is joined with a stretcher connecting the middle of the apron to the middle of the back with half-dovetails on both ends - this is original and untouched as well. The gate leg is affixed with wrought iron nails, the golden oak of the back rail hand dovetailed into the side of the apron in the typical manner. This is a fine and precious work of art with compelling form and highly interesting regional characteristics that will make it an excellent example for further study and research.

Condition Report: Top was removed at one point in the 19th Century, the front 2 5/8" being replaced at the same time the top was screwed to the frame (versus the original wooden pegging). Scratches and burns to the table top, these quite visible in the images of the top. A few plugged/patched knots, including a knot filled from beneath on the drop leaf, a patch at the hinge, a plug in the top and a diamond patch to the top. An overall warm golden tone to the surface, early and dry on the legs and frame with some later waxing to the tops: it is not the original finish, but does appear to be a somewhat early refinish with a nice warmth. Dings and abrasions (feet, leaves); a round plug on front left leg, probably hiding a screw that reinforced the leg at some point.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Jules Moigniez (French, 1835-1894) Antique Bronze Sculpture, Pheasant and Weasel

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Description: JULES MOIGNIEZ (FRENCH, 1835-1894) BRONZE SCULPTURE GROUP"Cock Pheasant frightened by a Stoat", Signed "J. Moigniez" in naturalistic baseItem # 130212BHW07This wonderful work in bronze is an absolute masterpiece by Jules Moigniez, the French sculpture of great repute in the school of Animaliers. Of a highly complex and ambitious form, the group is cast in several intricate pieces to create a deep and robust naturalistic landscape for this bold Pheasant and it's antagonist. Originally exhibited in 1864 (Mackay, p. 78), the sculpture is known both as "Pheasant with Weasel" and "Cock Pheasant frightened by a Stoat" - the documented dimensions are 19 1/2" or 49 cm's (Mackay, p. 151). The level of detail in the work is remarkable in it's preciseness and totality - the way Moigniez sculpts emotion into his forms is noteworthy, the startled expression in the Pheasant starkly contrasted against the aggressive yet insecure stance of the weasel, shrinking back while baring it's teeth. Moigniez adheres closely to the unspoken rule of the Animalier School of Sculptors, not attaching human expression or sentiments to the animals, but rather allowing them to exhibit expression in a way that is natural to their environment and essence. This couples a careful and researched precision to the hand of the artist, applying to the figure an appeal almost impossibly captured by any photographic medium. In every way exceptional, this is a very fine work for serious collectors of French Bronze Sculpture of the 19th Century. Born at Senlis in 1835, Jules Moigniez first debuted at Salon in 1855 with two plaster groups: a small hawk quarreling with a weasel over a sky-lark and a Setter grabbing a Pheasant. Receiving a medal at the Great Exhibition of 1862, he continued exhibiting at Salon regularly until 1881. Of great fortune to Moigniez, allowing him to maintain great control over the quality of the bronzes cast during his lifetime, was the skill of his father as a gilder and caster of metals - he established a bronze foundry in 1857 to cast the works of his son, the quality of which are generally acknowledged to be superior. After his father's death, Moigniez partnered with A. Gouge for the foundry of his works.

Condition Report: Dusty in crevices. Plant in rear has some looseness to it, though it almost certainly was crafted this way to reduce tension on this fragile item. Possible loss to bottom tip of the bird's tail, close up images available in the slideshow. Seam visibility in joinery of the sculpture, not unusual for a large work like this; close ups are available. Traces of verdigris oxidization in crevices. Overall outstanding condition.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $5,125

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Original Robert Sliwinski (German, 1840-1902) Antique Street Scene Painting in Oil

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Description: ROBERT SLIWINKSKI (GERMAN, 1840-1902), ANTIQUE OIL PAINTING ON PANELSigned lower left "R. Sliwinksi"Item # 130112BEV06This is a precious antique painting, a somewhat typical subject from Robert Sliwinski capturing a brief moment in time in the streets of a 19th Century German town. The warm tones of the buildings and people imbue a somewhat dreamy nostalgia beneath the purest blue of day brushed into the skies; an ancient spire scrapes pierces the pure blue tones at the end of the street, appearing to be the ruins of a stronghold around which the village has been erected. It is a deeply enjoyable work that unpacks nicely, full of life and enriched with a level of colloquial detail that is captivating.

Condition Report: [OVERALL] Losses and surface abrasions around edges where the frame rubs; frame is almost certainly original to the work with numerous dings, chips and losses; repairs to the pierced foliage of the frame, traces of original gilding though the majority is re-gilded. [UNDER UV] Freshly cleaned and varnished, probably in the last decade or so. No noticeable touch-ups or inpainting. Overall very fine condition.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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French Empire Mahogany Antique Fire Screen w/ Bronze Mounts & Tapestry

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: FRENCH EMPIRE MAHOGANY FIRESCREEN WITH GILT BRONZE MOUNTSFrance c. 1810-20Item # 1402KRP28-PA very fine presentation piece, this French Empire Mahogany Antique Fire Screen frames an original hand stitched tapestry depicting a classical scene of a figure kneeling while tending to the trunk of a tree. The tree is sawn midsection, but fresh branches and foliage have sprouted from the cut and a large vine crawls snakes it's way from the ground. The scene is framed octagonally and the panel is edged with a beige linen. The fire screen was crafted to allow this scene to be changed, as regular use would certainly result in it's deterioration before the fireplace - by lifting the projecting crest of the screen, the entire tapestry lifts from the grooves within which it is set on a rectangular frame. Here it can be removed and a fresh tapestry tacked along the edges - we are not certain that this current tapestry is original, as you would have to remove the edges to see if prior tacks are visible, but it is a fine early example of hand stitching that is at least very close to the circulation date (if not original). The distinct classical influence in this architectural work is apparent in it's austerity - the crest is a squared and somewhat severe rectangular plank of solid mahogany, embellished with a floral rosette of very fine chased details and flanked by anthemions that seem to sprout floral bouquets at the end. Forward and outward facing sides of the corners are finished in floral rosettes over the tapered corinthian columns raising the pressed brass cylindrical mount, each column terminating in a squat brass mount. The legs dovetail into the square block corners to oppose the through tenon of the turned column, the stretcher joining perpendicular to these with a dovetail of equal size. The legs are beautifully proportionate to the overall form, of perfect size and only subtle taper to terminate in square molded brass caster feet. An absolutely gorgeous little piece in remarkably well preserved condition, it will without a doubt be a thrilling acquisition for any passionate collector of the Classical periods. While clearly of French origin, it melds very nicely with English Regency and American Classical designs, not overwhelming a setting but rather supplementing a rich and vivid decor.

Condition Report: Tapestry heavily discolored, probably smoke damage; tapestry backing is torn in several spots. Five original gilt rosettes, three replaced rosettes (top right, top mid, bottom mid); we have not removed the other mounts to examine for originality. Veneer damage to right and left sides of where legs come together. Wonderful deep cognac mahogany tones. Original caster feet. Slight "lean" from being ever so slightly uneven - somewhat visible in the pictures, not particularly notable to the eye.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $2,490

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Fine American Chippendale Cherry Chest of Drawers, Pennsylvania c. 1770

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: AMERICAN CHIPPENDALE CHERRY CHEST OF DRAWERS W/ FLUTED COLUMNS OVER OGEE FEETPennsylvania c. 1770, inscribed "Charles Davis" with other illegible inscriptionsItem # 130206SWE15An outstanding specimen of Early Pennsylvania craftsmanship, this chest of drawers is one that retains incredible character and history etched in it's worn and abraded surfaces. It's owners have been faithful caretakers of the chest, restoring breaks and losses without in any way altering the chest itself - though the feet have seen great wear, each cracked and broken at one point or another, every aspect of the feet have been preserved in full originality. Typical of much work from rural locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, the chest is constructed using large boards of cherry. The top board is molded around the edges, projecting boldly over the case, though this is softened by the molding that supports it's transition to the case. Large square wooden pegs secure the top to the case, driven through the top to wedge it into the frame in equal increments along the border of the top. A pair of drawers rest over three larger drawers, each graduated in size and retaining their original brasses (locks absent). They are crafted of pine secondaries hand dovetailed front and back with a deeply chamfered bottom sliding into rabbets on either side and nailed in triplet with hand forged roseheads at the back of each drawer; along the chamfered edges, triangular blocks are glued for ultimate strength and longevity (a few replaced, a few absent). The third drawer up from the bottom is inscribed on the back "Charles Davis" in script on the back board of the drawer frame. Flanking the drawers are thick fluted quarter round corner columns, raising the crown molding like supporting pillars; they are in perfect proportion to the size of the case, giving a distinct architecture to the form. The backboards are untouched for the most part, entirely original and retaining almost all of their original rosehead nails - these are nailed in an even row across the top, the middle and the bottom, a formation typical to tall case pieces from Pennsylvania. For any serious collector of period furniture with a passion for rough as-found pieces, this is an absolute treasure. Rich character glows from every aspect of the case, the overall result a bold and masculine form. Resting over gorgeous scrolling Ogee bracket feet, the case has an aggressive and restless stance. This is an exceptional work of art you will cherish in your collection for a lifetime.

Condition Report: Repairs/patches to drawer edges. Pulls original, locks are absent. Castors added and then removed at one point. Original feet with cracking and wear. Patch to right side of case; top and left side w/ old cracks, top with ink and ring stains/burns. A few drawer glue blocks replaced. Later runners flanking drawers inside case. Finish is early but not original. Contact us for pictures as they are an important part of the condition report.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $4,875

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American Pennsylvania Antique Painted Cupboard Cabinet, Two Parts, 19th Century

Ships From: Shippensburg, PA US

Description: VERY FINE AMERICAN PAINTED TWO-PART CUPBOARDPennsylvania, c. 19th CenturyItem # 1401IPP18-FAn absolute jewel, this gorgeous two-part cupboard is a very fine work of early Pennsylvania folk art in every regard. Retaining it's original and heavily oxidized painted surfaces, the form is rich in variation and depth of pigment - the primary covering is a mix of deep burgundy with ebony highlights scattered randomly throughout, this contrasted sharply against the cream outlines and backdrops; each door is embellished with delightful yellow repeating half-moon motifs around large hearts. Beneath the sharply projecting crown molding, faux dentil molding is painted along the top in ebony over the deeply carved recessed panels flanking the fifteen panes of glass, much of these original and full of bubbling and ripples. The upper section terminates over a crescent molding that flows from one foot to the other - the form of this termination is exactly replicated in the feet of the base, bringing a flawless sense of graduated harmony in the two sections. The case construction is positively fascinating for anyone passionate about woodwork - rather than dovetailing the drawers along the sides and back, as is typical, the sides of the drawer hook to the face with a half-dovetail; these sides are nailed to the front. The back of the drawer locks into the sides in a sliding-dovetail. The bottom of each drawer is deeply chamfered and set in grooves on either side (these since nailed along the back edge due to shrinking along the grains). The front feet of the cupboard have exposed dovetails on both sides, all feet with absolutely enormous secondary blocking to easily support the weight of the case. The backboards are nailed in the typical manner, in perfect tidy rows, wooden pegs securing the interior shelves through the backboards. Most interestingly, the crown molding along the top lifts to reveal a secret compartment for storing family valuables. This piece has been obviously been cared for and cherished, the whole being preserved in simply outstanding condition. It is the epitome of charm and primitive grace. For anyone passionate about fine Pennsylvania antiques, this is a positively exceptional selection.

Condition Report: Drawer pulls and door knobs replaced in nearly the same holes; hinges entirely original (including compartment); scars and tiny holes where old hardware used to be on the upper and lower doors; several replaced panes of glass (most original); heavily worn original painted surface throughout; small piece of molding absent upper right corner of side crown molding; original feet. Many dings, abrasions, gouges and chips - as expected with a form like this, none detracting from the beauty and character of the object. Very nicely preserved condition.Due to image limitations clients should visit our gallery website (www.sillafineantiques.com) prior to purchase to review all item images. Verbal condition reports are also available by calling (717) 658-8274 Monday through Friday 9a-5:30p or by emailing sales@sillafineantiques.com

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Price: $8,960

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