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Auction Description for John Moran: Decorative & Fine Art Auction

Decorative & Fine Art Auction

by John Moran Auctioneers


175 lots with images

July 22, 2014

Live Auction

300 East Green Street

Lower Level, East Side, Euclid St.

Pasadena, CA, 91101 USA

Phone: +1 626.793.1833

Fax: +1 626.798.2079

Email: info@johnmoran.com

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A large gilt bronze-mounted Sevres style porcelain urn

Lot 1001: A large gilt bronze-mounted Sevres style porcelain urn

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, with spurious marks of blue interlaced ''L's centered by ''E'', blue Louis Philippe ''Sevres 1846'' and iron red ''Chateau des Tuileries'', signed ''Poitevin'', cobalt ground with gilt highlights, the spiral-fluted domed cover with pinecone finial, over the spiral-fluted neck and ovoid body reserved to one side with a panel depicting a young couple in a landscape with a village in the distance, within an elaborate border of foliage, scrolls and birds, reserved to the reverse with a riparian landscape with a chateau in the distance, flanked by bifurcated foliate-scrolled handles suspending laurel swags and extending downwards to a foliate collar over a waisted circular socle on a laurel banded foot over a square base with eared corners, 33'' H x 14'' W x 10.5'' D, est: $2500/3500.

Condition Report: The urn in overall good condition. The mounts probably re-gilt. The cover with extensive overpainted restorations.

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A pair of gilt bronze & green marble urns & covers

Lot 1002: A pair of gilt bronze & green marble urns & covers

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Description: Circa 1925, each with sunburst mark to underside of base, each flanked by ram's heads suspending drapery swags and encircled by a foliate collar, on a waisted socle over a square base, the associated covers marked ''Sormani Paris'', of pierced lattice with pinecone finials, 2 pcs, each 23.5'' H x 11'' W x 8'' D, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Each with minute chips along edges of socle and base. One with an infilled repair to mouth. The covers associated, as stated.

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A Continental giltwood mirror

Lot 1003: A Continental giltwood mirror

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, the arched mirror plate within a foliate scroll surround with a pierced rose garland crest, 42'' H x 31'' W x 3.5'' D, est: $1500/2500.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, minor nicks and rubbed wear to gilding revealing red bole and white gesso. A wide shrinkage crack to left side of top rail. Mirror plate replaced and later.

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A gilt bronze-mounted Louis XV style bureau plat

Lot 1004: A gilt bronze-mounted Louis XV style bureau plat

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Description: Circa 1930, the serpentine gilt-tooled brown leather top within a molded brass surround, over a serpentine frieze enclosing three drawers to the front and three false drawers to the reverse, on foliate-sheathed cabriole legs, 31'' H x 72'' W x 38'' D, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. Scattered stable shrinkage cracks, minor lifting and minor losses to veneer. One corner of top with a loss to timber beneath brass molding. Sun fading to veneer. The leather top with wear to gilding, scratches, several stains and marks throughout, and scattered cracks and losses, including a 2.5'' diameter loss. No key.

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Four carved giltwood fauteuils a la reine

Lot 1005: Four carved giltwood fauteuils a la reine

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Description: Early 20th century, each with a cartouche-shaped back joined to a serpentine seat by padded arms, upholstered in Aubusson style floral tapestry fabric, 4 pcs, each 40'' H x 26'' W x 23'' D, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Each with general rubbed wear, nicks and abrasions, revealing white gesso, red bole and bare wood. Stable separation cracks to joints. Three with tears and sagging to undersides of seats, revealing burlap, springs and stuffing. Fading, fraying and holes to upholstery of each.

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A Louis XV style giltwood canape

Lot 1006: A Louis XV style giltwood canape

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, the arched back with bound laurel top rail centered by a floral scroll crest, joined to the serpentine seat by open foliate scrolled arms, on leaf-carved cabriole legs, covered in tapestry upholstery depicting figures on the back and a floral bouquet on the seat, 47'' H x 72'' W x 25'' D, est: $1500/2000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. Refinished. General marks, scratches, and nicks to finish revealing white gesso and bare wood. Shrinkage cracks to joints. Repairs to two legs. Stains to seat. Large areas of upholstery on back loose and separated revealing stuffing.

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A Rococo style wrought iron console table

Lot 1007: A Rococo style wrought iron console table

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Description: 20th century, the serpentine vert maurin marble top over a scrolled apron centering an acanthus clasp, on scrolled acanthus-capped legs joined by a conforming stretcher, 39'' H x 69.5'' W x 19'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Oxidation to iron throughout. The marble top with a few minute chips along edges, and with restorations and infilled and reinforced repairs. The marble top probably later and associated.

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A pair of gilt metal-mounted Sevres style porcelain urns

Lot 1008: A pair of gilt metal-mounted Sevres style porcelain urns

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Description: Late 19th century, one signed ''F. Bellanger'', each turquoise-ground, reserved to each side with hand painted panels, one side depicting figures in a landscape, the other depicting fowl in a marshy landscape, within gilt foliate borders, flanked by angled handles, on a foliate, ovolo and beaded circular waisted socle over a square base with incurved corners, now mounted as lamps and electrified, with shades, 2 pcs, each (excluding electrical fittings) 20'' H x 10'' W x 7.5'' D, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and scratches commensurate with age and use. Minor rubbed wear to gilt decoration. Some unevenness and wear to glaze at necks and at bases of bodies near socles. Some glaze crazing. Wiring should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use. Diameter of shades: 20''.

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A French patinated metal mantel clock & garniture

Lot 1009: A French patinated metal mantel clock & garniture

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Description: Early 20th century, comprising: a clock, the unsigned circular white porcelain dial with blue Roman numeral hours, black Arabic numeral minutes and gilt hands beneath a hinged glazed aperture within a gilt beaded bezel, within a waisted and fluted case adorned with a ribbon swag, beside a standing figure of a cherub holding a trumpet and a book of sheet music inscribed ''Lully'' and ''Gluck'', with a further book inscribed ''Mozart'' and ''Gretry'' at his feet, on a shaped oblong base centered by an oval medallion cast with a portrait of a lady in profile and flanked by floral trophies, the unsigned twin train movement stamped ''2878''; and two lamps: each conformingly modeled with cherubs, one playing a triangle, the other cymbals, each standing before a scrolled standard issuing a flame-shaped frosted glass shade, electrified; 3 pcs, the clock 26'' H x 24'' W x 11.25'' D; the lamps each 30'' H x 11'' W x 7'' D, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches and rubbed wear. No key to clock. One lamp lacking one cymbal originally held in cherub's hand. Movement complete. Working condition of clock unknown. Moran's does not guarantee working condition of clocks and watches. Wiring of lamps should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use.

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A gilt metal and cut crystal centerpiece bowl

Lot 1010: A gilt metal and cut crystal centerpiece bowl

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Description: Early 20th century, the shallow circular bowl atop a foliate standard held by a cherub standing on a floral-cast platform suspending festoons, on a tripartite foliate-cast pedestal, 19'' H x 12.25'' Dia., est: $700/900.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. A few scattered dark marks to gilding. Glass with general scratches and with small nicks along edges commensurate with age and use. Elements slightly loose, resulting in bowl tipping off-center and a gap between figure's right arm and shoulder; would benefit from tightening. Refinished.

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Edmond Charles Joseph Yon (1836-1897 French)

Lot 1011: Edmond Charles Joseph Yon (1836-1897 French)

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Description: Lady with basket in a farmyard, signed and inscribed indistinctly lower right: Edmond Yon, oil on canvas laid to waxed canvas, 15'' H x 18.25'' W, est: $1500/2500.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Scattered crazing. Frame abrasion. Blacklight: A 2'' x 2.5'' area of touch-up lower right. Small spots of touch-up scattered along the lower edge, right center, upper center and upper left. An 8'' line of touch-up extending from the upper right corner to right center. A quarter-sized spot, 2'' line and 1'' line of touch-up upper center. A 3.5'' line of touch-up left center. A 1.75'' x 1'' L- shaped spot of touch-up right center. A small spot of touch-up upper left corner.

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19th century French School

Lot 1012: 19th century French School

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Description: Reclining figure with bird, appears unsigned, oil on canvas, 14.25'' H x 11.25'' W, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Craquelure throughout. A small area of paint loss upper center edge. Frame abrasion. Blacklight: A pea-sized spot and a 1'' line of touch-up lower center.

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Attributed to Samuel King (19th Century- British)

Lot 1013: Attributed to Samuel King (19th Century- British)

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Description: Portrait of a girl with a dog, circa 1880s, signed and inscribed on the original canvas verso prior to relining: Samuel King Pinx, oil on canvas laid to canvas, 30'' H x 25'' W, est: $600/900.

Condition Report: Visual: Craquelure throughout. A small spot of paint loss right center. Blacklight: Quarter-sized spots of touch-up upper center and right center. Small spots of touch-up in the center, lower center and right center. Difficult to read under varnish.

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19th century European school

Lot 1014: 19th century European school

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Description: Two King Charles spaniels, oil on panel, unsigned, 16'' H x 12'' W, est: $1000/2000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. A few minor scattered surface abrasions in the upper corners. Three gold and two red wax seals with embossed initials on panel and frame verso. Surface dirt. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight. Uneven varnish.

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A pair of Napoleon III gilt metal-mounted ''Boulle'' marquetry & ebonized side cabinets

Lot 1015: A pair of Napoleon III gilt metal-mounted ''Boulle'' marquetry & ebonized side cabinets

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Description: Third quarter 19th century, each of trapezoidal outline, with an eared black slate top within a palmette-cast border over a frieze interrupted by rosettes heading foliate scroll-headed angled uprights flanking a pair of hinged doors inset with arched panels, enclosing two wooden shelves, raised on toupie feet, 2 pcs, each 40'' H x 48'' W x 15.75'' D, est: $4000/6000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Oak secondary wood. Each with general rubbed wear, marks, minor nicks, and scratches commensurate with age and use. Structurally sound. Scattered stable shrinkage cracks to joints and veneer. One cabinet with a shrinkage crack extending entire height of marquetry panel on one side of case. No key. The slate tops possibly later replacements.

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A Regence style giltwood wall mirror

Lot 1016: A Regence style giltwood wall mirror

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Description: 19th century, the arched rectangular plate within a surround of scrolled acanthus, crested by a winged mask centering a broken scroll pediment, with phoenix birds to each upper corner and sphinxes to each lower corner, 74'' H x 51'' W x 7'' D, est: $5000/8000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Re-gilt. Scattered shrinkage cracks and repairs to carved elements throughout. The mirror plate a later replacement. Wooden planks attached to rear of mirror frame with screws.

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A Regence style giltwood center table

Lot 1017: A Regence style giltwood center table

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Description: Second quarter 20th century, the inset rectangular white marble top over a foliate and scroll frieze centered by a mask, on tapering legs joined by a foliate scrolled X-form stretcher centered by an urn, 36'' H x 64'' W x 32'' D, est: $4000/6000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. General rubbed wear to gilding revealing red bole, white gesso and bare wood. Scattered minor nicks and shrinkage cracks to timber. A loss to underside of stretcher. Scattered minor chips along edges of marble top.

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A gilt bronze-mounted ''Boulle'' marquetry bracket clock

Lot 1018: A gilt bronze-mounted ''Boulle'' marquetry bracket clock

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Description: 19th century, the cast gilt brass dial signed ''Jacquier a Paris'', inset with white enamel hour cartouches with blue Roman numerals and incised with Arabic minute track, attached to a twin barrel movement with verge escapement stamped to backplate ''Jacquier a Paris'', within a waisted glazed case applied with flowers and scrolls and a figure of Cupid, the domed top surmounted by a further figure of Cupid, with key, 30.75'' H x 14.25'' W x 6.25'' D, est: $4000/6000.

Condition Report: General marks, scratches and wear. Lifting and shrinkage cracks to veneer. Lifting to a large section of brass veneer on domed top and to brass veneer on one side of base. A break and lifting to a section of molding mount on domed top. Scattered small losses and chips to veneer. Chipped losses and woodworm holes to rear door of case. Mounts appear associated and later. Mounts re-gilt. Some mount screws replaced. Glass later and replaced. Movement complete. Working condition unknown. Moran's does not guarantee working condition of clocks and watches.

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A gilt bronze-mounted ''Boulle'' marquetry & ebonized bureau plat

Lot 1019: A gilt bronze-mounted ''Boulle'' marquetry & ebonized bureau plat

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, the serpentine rectangular top inset with a gilt-tooled maroon leather writing surface and edged with ovolo-cast molding, over a frieze enclosing three drawers, each centered by a mask, reversing to three conforming false drawers, flanked by end panels each centered by a mask, raised on cabriole legs headed by Indian masks trailing foliate scrolls extending to foliate scroll sabots, 30.5'' H x 43.5'' W x 29'' D, est: $5000/8000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. General rubbed wear, scratches and marks commensurate with age and use. Scattered lifting to brass veneer. Minor marks to leather top. Keys function in locks.

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A pair of gilt bronze-mounted rouge marble urns

Lot 1020: A pair of gilt bronze-mounted rouge marble urns

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each oviform, flanked by ram's mask's suspending floral swags, over an acanthus band on a fluted waisted circular socle with a bound laurel foot, over a square base with incurved corners, now mounted as lamps and electrified, with shades, 2 pcs, each (excluding electrical fittings) 16'' H x 8.5'' W x 7'' D, est: $1200/1800.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General minor scratches and wear commensurate with age and use. Darkening to mounts. A few minor chips along edges of bases. Wiring should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use. Diameter of shades: 16''.

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A ''Boulle'' marquetry & ebonized wood side table

Lot 1021: A ''Boulle'' marquetry & ebonized wood side table

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, the hinged rectangular top over a drawer raised on a tapering pedestal base with three S-scrolled legs, veneered in a pattern of arabesques, 30.75'' H x 18.25'' W x 15'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: General marks, nicks and wear commensurate with age and use. Several areas of lifting to veneer throughout. Several large losses to veneer on legs. Rubbed wear and marks to top. With top unfolded: 36.25'' W.

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Fernand Pelez (1843-1913 French)

Lot 1022: Fernand Pelez (1843-1913 French)

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Description: Study for ''Petit Misere ou Mendiant au Chapeau'', signed lower right: F. Pelez, unframed oil on canvas, 23'' H x 11.5'' W, est: $6000/8000. Note: The larger version of the present work sold at Sotheby's Paris, June 21, 2012 for $80,120.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Fine craquelure in the gray pigments upper left and left center. Frame abrasion along all four edges. Blacklight: A 3.5'' line of touch-up lower left edge. Two pea-sized spots of touch-up lower center, both with corresponding patches verso. Two pea-sized spots of touch-up left center, one with corresponding patch verso. A 1'' line of touch-up lower center edge. A 1.5'' x 1'' L-shaped line of touch-up upper right corner. A 1.75'' line of touch-up upper left corner. Two pea-sized spots of touch-up lower right. Touch-up along the lower right edge. A .75'' line of touch-up lower right with corresponding patch verso. Small spots of touch-up scattered throughout.

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19th century French School

Lot 1023: 19th century French School

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Description: Kitten with ladle and covered cheese, signed lower left: * Renault, oil on panel, 5'' H x 4.25'' W, est: $500/700.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Two small flecks of paint loss above the kitten's head. Minor frame abrasion along the lower edge. Blacklight: Apparent touch-up in the left corners and upper center. Difficult to read under varnish.

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19th century European School

Lot 1024: 19th century European School

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Description: Still life of fruit with insects, appears unsigned, unframed oil on panel, 11.25'' H x 7.75'' W, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Heavy varnish layer. Blacklight: A 2.75'' x 1'' area of touch-up lower right. A 1'' x 1.5'' area of touch-up lower center. A 3'' line of touch-up lower left. A 4'' x 3'' area of touch-up upper left. A 3'' line of touch-up along the upper left edge. A 1'' x .75'' area of touch-up lower left. Spots of touch-up along the lower right edge.

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Anatole Vely (1838-1882 French)

Lot 1025: Anatole Vely (1838-1882 French)

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Description: ''Le Reveil du Coeur'', (The Awakening of the Heart), signed and dated lower right: Vely 1880, oil on canvas, 97'' H x 57.5'' W, est: $10,000/20,000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Stable craquelure throughout. A few scattered drips of surface grime in the lower center. Surafce dirt, discolored varnish, and residue throughout, would benefit from cleaning. A notation on the backing board that the painting was restored in 1949. An L-shaped area around the young woman's right eye that fluoresces under blacklight, possibly due to overpaint. An area of overpaint, approximately 5'' x 12'' on the figure's skirt lower left, possibly in the artist's hand. A vertical line fluoresces under blacklight, on the figure's skirt, most likley cause by a liquid dripping on the canvas, approximately 15'' long.

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A Rococo style giltwood wall mirror

Lot 1026: A Rococo style giltwood wall mirror

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Description: 19th century, the rectangular plate within a pierced C-scroll and rocaille carved surround with leafy vines climbing the columns on each side, the arched crest surmounted by flower heads, 66.5'' H x 31.5'' W x 5'' D, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: General rubbed wear to gilding, revealing red bole and white gesso. Shrinkage cracks to timber. Nicks and a few losses to carved elements. Scattered repairs to carved elements. Flowers broken off of right-hand side of crest; the pieces retained. The mirror plate a later replacement. Wooden planks attached to rear of mirror frame with screws.

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A large antique Flemish tapestry & carved giltwood screen

Lot 1027: A large antique Flemish tapestry & carved giltwood screen

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Description: The tapestry 19th century or earlier, the frame late 19th / early 20th century, the tapestry depicting figures in seventeenth century costume in a verdant landscape, mounted in four panels to the hinged Rococo style frame carved with foliate scrolls, rocaille and pierced palmettes, backed with later fabric, 101'' H x 131'' W x 1.5'' D, est: $20,000/30,000.

Condition Report: The tapestry in good condition with general fading, wear and minor fraying commensurate with age, and scattered repairs. The tapestry cut in four sections to cover the four separate panels. The frame in good condition, with general marks, scratches, rubbed wear and minor separation to joints commensurate with age. The frame lacking hinges originally linking the central panels; the screen currently in two sections of two panels each. The frame with hanging hardware affixed to rear. Fabric backing not removed to examine back of tapestry. The frame later, as stated.

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A pair of carved giltwood bergeres

Lot 1028: A pair of carved giltwood bergeres

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each with a flat square back crested by a bowknot and flowers over a female mask within a medallion, joined to a trapezoidal seat by downcurved closed arms headed by floral garlands and terminating in foliate scrolls, raised on acanthus-capped spirally incised tapering circular legs, covered in scenic tapestry upholstery, 2 pcs, each 42.5'' H x 28.5'' W x 25'' D, est: $1000/1500.

Condition Report: General marks, scratches, nicks, shrinkage cracks and wear. Joints slightly loose. Upholstery with general dust accumulation and fading. One chair with a wide crack to one arm support extending downwards through end of seat rail to leg, with a corresponding loss and repaired break to leg with glue residue visible; a sheet of plywood nailed to underside of seat; a small area of separation between upholstery and frame on seat, a stain to seat, and a small area of looseness to passementerie trim on back of seat. The other chair with a loss and repaired break to one front leg with glue residue visible; and with stains to back of chair.

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A pair of Louis XV style gilt & patinated bronze chenets & fender

Lot 1029: A pair of Louis XV style gilt & patinated bronze chenets & fender

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Description: Late 19th century, the chenets modeled as foliate scrolls surmounted by a cherub, the fender with foliate scrolls centered by a rocaille cartouche, 3 pcs, each chenet 14.25'' H x 13.5'' W x 5'' D; the fender 4.5'' H x 31'' W x 3.5'' D, est: $600/900.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and scratches commensurate with age and use.

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A pair of Louis XV style gilt bronze candlesticks

Lot 1030: A pair of Louis XV style gilt bronze candlesticks

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, one impressed ''GH'', each of baluster form on a circular foot, cast throughout with scrolls and foliage, 2 pcs, 12.25'' H x 6.25'' Dia., est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Rubbed wear to finish. A scratch to foot of one.

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A Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted parquetry commode

Lot 1031: A Louis XV style gilt bronze-mounted parquetry commode

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Description: Early 20th century, the serpentine red and grey marble top over three drawers flanked by rocaille and foliate scroll chutes extending to pierced foliate sabots, 33.75'' H x 50'' W x 23'' D, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. General marks, scratches and minor nicks commensurate with age and use. Rubbed wear and darkening to mounts. A large scratch to one side panel. Dryness, sun fading and oxidation to finish. Shrinkage cracks to veneer and joints, including deep cracks to each end panel. Woodworm to rear panel. The marble top with a few scratches and minute nicks along edges. The marble top a later replacement. No key.

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A pair of Napoleon III ormolu-mounted gray marble urns by Maison Millet

Lot 1032: A pair of Napoleon III ormolu-mounted gray marble urns by Maison Millet

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Description: Second half 19th century, Paris, each signed ''Millet a Paris'', each domed cover with foliate finial over a spirally fluted inverted pear-shaped body, with a foliate rim extending on either side to bifurcated foliate scrolled handles joined to a waisted socle raised on four scrolled foliate feet, mounted to a shaped plinth, 2 pcs, each 21'' H x 11'' W x 8'' D, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Each with several infilled cracks to marble of body, and minor chips along edges of cover and base of body. Screws inserted to body that do not correspond to mounts. One urn lacking one of the foliate sprays emanating from beneath the handles. The mounts re-gilt.

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A pair of gilt bronze-mounted white marble candelabra

Lot 1033: A pair of gilt bronze-mounted white marble candelabra

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each signed ''Clodion'', one modeled as a cherub with a grapevine crown, the other as an infant satyr, each holding two grapevine candlearms issuing urn-form sockets, mounted to a fluted partial column on a circular base with toupie feet, now mounted as lamps and electrified, with oval shades, 2 pcs, each (excluding electrical fittings) 17.75'' H x 9.5'' W x 6.5'' D, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Minor fleabite chips along edges of marble bases. Scattered dark marks to gilding. Wiring should be checked by a qualified electrician prior to use. The shades: 9.5'' H x 17'' W x 11'' D.

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A French patinated bronze sculpture

Lot 1034: A French patinated bronze sculpture

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Description: ''La Baiser Donne'' (The Kiss Bestowed), depicting a young man kissing a maiden, after Jean Antoine Houdon (1747 - 1828 French), late 19th / early 20th century, inscribed ''Houdon'', on a circular socle over a square base, 18.25'' H x 14'' W x 8'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Some rubbed wear and scratches commensurate with age. Brown patination. Detached from square base (lacking screws).

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A French terracotta sculpture

Lot 1035: A French terracotta sculpture

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Description: Cupid with a carrier pigeon, after Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714 - 1785 French), late 19th / early 20th century, inscribed ''Pigalle M(?) R. M.'', on an integral oval base, 15'' H x 13.5'' W x 8.5'' D, est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. A few scattered minor marks.

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A Dresden style nine-light porcelain chandelier

Lot 1036: A Dresden style nine-light porcelain chandelier

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Description: Late 19th century, unmarked, the baluster form standard issuing two tiers of S-form candle arms, molded with gilt-highlighted scrolls and foliate drip pans and encrusted with polychromed flowers and foliage, the lower tier suspending flower clusters, electrified, 32'' H x 30'' Dia., est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Dirt accumulation. Lacking four of the suspended flower clusters.

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A Meissen porcelain figural group ''Lessons in Love''

Lot 1037: A Meissen porcelain figural group ''Lessons in Love''

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Description: 19th century, underglaze blue crossed swords mark, incised ''F 14'', impressed 110, and painted ''45'', after the model by M.V. Acier, depicting Cupid before a book inscribed ''Die Liebe'' on a festooned podium, attended by a group of ladies and young girls, on a naturalistic base strewn with flowers and foliage, 11.5'' H x 8.75'' W x 8'' D, est: $2500/3500.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Expert overpainted restorations to one toe of one figure, to one toe of each foot of another figure, and to quill held by Cupid. Overpaint expertly applied to scattered minute chips on flowers and leaves. Restorations invisible to the naked eye. A minor loss to tip of finger of one figure. A few additional scattered minute chips to foliage.

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A Berlin / KPM porcelain figural group

Lot 1038: A Berlin / KPM porcelain figural group

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, underglaze blue mark and printed red orb mark, painted ''50'', depicting two cherubs beside a celestial globe, one writing on a tablet, the other holding a telescope, on a rocaille base strewn with a laurel spray, a book, a scroll, and a further telescope, 5.5'' H x 6.25'' W x 4.25'' D, est: $500/700.

Condition Report: An amateur restoration to telescope and to cherub's fingers grasping telescope, with paint loss and glue residue visible. A minor chip to one toe of the other cherub.

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Hans Frederick Gude (1825-1903 Norwegian)

Lot 1039: Hans Frederick Gude (1825-1903 Norwegian)

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Description: Coastal village with ships in a harbor, signed with conjoined initials and dated lower left: HF Gude 1895, oil on canvas, 11.75'' H x 18.75'' W, est: $7000/10,000.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Fine craquelure throughout. Minor frame abrasion. Blacklight: Two areas of touch-up left center, one 1.5'' x 1.25'', the other 1.25'' x .75'', each with corresponding patches verso. Small spots of touch-up scattered throughout the sky, the largest dime-sized. A few spots of touch-up lower right corner. A small spot of touch-up lower center. Possible touch-up in the left corners.

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19th century Continental school

Lot 1041: 19th century Continental school

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Description: Two landscapes with figures, each: appears unsigned, each: oil on canvas, each: 17.5'' H x 30.25'' W, est: $700/900.

Condition Report: Visual: Each: Scattered craquelure. Uneven varnish. Blacklight: Each: Apparently no restoration under blacklight. Difficult to read under uneven varnish.

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Karl Kaufmann (1843-1901 German)

Lot 1042: Karl Kaufmann (1843-1901 German)

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Description: Orientalist street scene, signed lower left: H. Carnier, oil on canvas, 12.25'' H x 7.25'' W, est: $800/1200. Note: German Orientalist Karl Kaufmann signed with various aliases including Henri Carnier.

Condition Report: Visual: Some scattered flecks of gold paint in the sky presumed to be from a frame re-gilding. Blacklight: A 1'' x .75'' scattered area of touch-up in the upper left corner. A few spots of touch-up along the upper left edge and a tiny spot of touch-up in the left center. A dime-sized spot of touch-up in the lower right corner.

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Early 20th century French School

Lot 1043: Early 20th century French School

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Description: St. Mark's Square, signed and dated lower right: Djon 27, oil on canvas, 15.75'' H x 23.75'' W, est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Stretcher bar creases. Surface dirt. Blacklight: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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Guiseppe Pesa (1928-1992 Italian)

Lot 1044: Guiseppe Pesa (1928-1992 Italian)

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Description: Two Italian street market scenes, each: signed lower right: Guiseppe Pesa, each: oil on panel, the first: 7'' x 11.25''. The second: 6.25'' H x 13'' W, est: $600/800.

Condition Report: Visual: Each: Generally good condition. Blacklight: Each: No evidence of restoration under blacklight.

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A Continental gilt & white-painted center table

Lot 1045: A Continental gilt & white-painted center table

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, in the Italian Baroque style, the circular variegated stone top over a foliate-carved apron on a scrolled tripartite pedestal base, 31'' H x 39.5'' Dia., est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. Scratches to top. Typical nicks and stable shrinkage cracks to timber and wear to gilt and painted finish revealing white gesso and bare wood. Woodworm holes. A loss to timber at top of pedestal shaft. Finish probably refreshed at some point. The top a later replacement.

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A Baroque style carved giltwood armchair

Lot 1046: A Baroque style carved giltwood armchair

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, heavily carved with foliage and scrolls, the high arched back and serpentine seat covered with later red upholstery, 49'' H x 30'' W x 24'' D, est: $600/900.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. Stable separation cracks to joints. General rubbed wear, marks, and minor nicks commensurate with age and use. Upholstery with some soiling.

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A large carved giltwood wall mirror

Lot 1047: A large carved giltwood wall mirror

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Description: Late 19th century, the rectangular beveled glass plate flanked by foliate scroll-and-bird clasps applied to the marginal plates, with acanthus clasps to each corner, within a ribbon-and-flower head surround crested by foliate scrolls and a festoon centered by a bust of a maiden and a grape cluster, 85'' H x 58'' W x 11'' D, est: $7000/9000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. General marks and rubbed wear to gilding commensurate with age. Shrinkage cracks throughout. Scattered glued repairs to carved elements. The crest lacking one carved leaf. Gilding refreshed at some point.

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A giltwood window bench and two matching footstools

Lot 1048: A giltwood window bench and two matching footstools

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Description: Late 19th / early 20th century, each with a foliate and C-scroll-carved frame and a cushioned seat covered with red damask upholstery, 3 pcs, the bench 25.5'' H x 31'' W x 18.5'' D; the stools each 17 '' H x 23'' W x 17.5'' D, est: $2000/3000.

Condition Report: Overall good condition. Structurally sound. Refinished. Each with scattered marks, minor nicks and rubbed wear commensurate with age and use. Evidence of woodworm to each. The upholstery in very good, useable condition.

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A pair of giltwood footstools

Lot 1049: A pair of giltwood footstools

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Description: Early 20th century, each circular seat covered with floral upholstery, the frames carved with birds and flower heads, raised on acanthus-headed cabriole legs, 2 pcs, each 20'' H x 22'' Dia., est: $800/1200.

Condition Report: Structurally sound. General minor nicks and scratches, and rubbed wear to gilding revealing red bole. Evidence of woodworm throughout each.

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An Italian Rococo style gilt wood parlor suite

Lot 1050: An Italian Rococo style gilt wood parlor suite

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Description: Mid 19th century, comprising a settee (41.5'' H x 59'' W x 23'' D), two armchairs (37.5'' H x 26'' W x 20'' D) and two side chairs (39'' H 17.5'' W x 18'' D), the frames elaborately carved with foliate scrolls and rocaille, upholstered with gilt and polychromed stamped leather depicting cherubs and floral trophies within foliate scroll borders, 5 pcs, est: $3000/5000.

Condition Report: Structurally sound. General marks, scratches, and nicks to finish revealing white gesso and bare wood. Shrinkage cracks to joints. One side chair with extensive professional overpainted repairs and restorations to frame of chair back and crest, with some remaining shrinkage cracks. General dryness, cracks, rubbed wear and fading to leather, with losses to polychrome and gilt decoration. One armchair with cracks and a tear to leather on front of chair back. Rear of back of settee with tears to silk upholstery.

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A Continental marble table

Lot 1051: A Continental marble table

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Description: 19th century, the rectangular top of concrete veneered with various yellow and red variegated marbles, over two white marble supports carved as seated winged rams, 31'' H x 71'' W x 35.75'' D, est: $2000/4000.

Condition Report: The top with several chipped losses along bottom edges. The supports with dirt accumulation and losses scattered throughout.

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