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Autumn Fine Art and Antique Auction

by Cleveland Auction Company

Platinum House

461 lots with images

October 6, 2012

Live Auction

2418 Professor Avenue

Cleveland, OH, 44113 USA

Phone: 216-631-3232

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Two Chinese Wood Carvings

Lot 550: Two Chinese Wood Carvings

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Description: Comprising a sandal wood carving of a man holding a fish (5 1/4"H. 2 1/4"W); together with a hard wood carving of an elder holding a peach and a staff (7 1/8"H. 2"H). Condition: very good, no damage or repair. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Chinese Trousse or Travel Implement Set

Lot 551: Chinese Trousse or Travel Implement Set

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Description: China, late 19th or early 20th century, the tripart case decorated with a lush stylized floral motif, mounted with Repousse brass fittings decorated with scrolling dragons, with a small pick, together with a pair of bone or ivory chop sticks and a jade handled knife, with woven strap a white metal frog ornament. 10 1/2"L (cased). knife only 9 1/4"L. chopstick 10 1/4"L. Condition: case with hairline crack, some light wear to textile strap, chopsticks with some faint hairline cracks, jade handle with a "v" shaped crack, generally good.Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Vintage Chinese Crane Sculpture

Lot 552: Vintage Chinese Crane Sculpture

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Description: Chinese, 20th century, cast in white metal with a greenish patination as a crane, the eyes inset with red "stones", raised on a wooden base carved with water plants. 30"H. 12"W. 12"D. Condition: good, some light wear and imperfections, including light scratches.

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Chinese Art Deco Rug

Lot 553: Chinese Art Deco Rug

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Description: Chinese, early 20th century, woven in wool with a rose ground enclosed within a lavender border, the corners with navy blue vases issuing forth flowering boughs. 10' x 12'. Condition: patches of wear in center of rug, 29" irregular tear toward one end, 18"D wear spot near this tear. Note: This lot is being sold to benefit the Cleveland Music Settlement.

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Tom Cheng Paintings of Chinese Men Smoking

Lot 554: Tom Cheng Paintings of Chinese Men Smoking

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Description: Tom Cheng (20th Century School), comprising two oil on canvas paintings of Chinese men, one depicted with a straw hat smoking, signed lower right and on verso, under glass, framed (16" x 12", canvas); together with another oil on canvas painting depicting a man wearing a black hat reading the news paper and smoking, signed on verso, framed (16" x 12", canvas, 18 1/2" x 14 1/2", framed). Condition: painting of man in straw hat in good condition, painting with man in black hat with some light flaking to painted surface in upper right corner.

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Bizan Oil Painting of an Chinese Elder

Lot 555: Bizan Oil Painting of an Chinese Elder

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Description: Bizan (20th Century School), untitled oil on canvas depicting an elderly Chinese lady wearing glasses, signed lower left. 18" x 15" (canvas). 20 1/2" x 17 1/2" (framed). Condition: good, some light grime and light wear to frame.

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Antique Tibetan Flint Tinder Strike

Lot 556: Antique Tibetan Flint Tinder Strike

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Description: Tibetan, late 19th or early 20th century, constructed in leather and iron, applied with brass fish and a bat. 3" x 4". Condition: good, light expected surface imperfections.Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Asian Wood Carving of Man and Bird

Lot 557: Asian Wood Carving of Man and Bird

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Description: Carved from hard wood as a bearded man, balancing on one foot, the other propped on his walking stick, holding a chick in one of his hands, accompanied by a larger exotic bird, the man's eyes inset with bone. 16"H. 6"W. 5"D. Condition: crack and shrinkage to front of the base, some light wear, generally good. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Two Asian Motif Silver Spoons

Lot 558: Two Asian Motif Silver Spoons

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Description: Comprising a sterling silver fan shaped spoon with pierced and gilt bowl and bamboo style handle, hallmarked sterling (5 3/4"L. .66 ozt); together with a small silver spoon cast with a fu dog or kylin terminate and plum shaped bowl, unsigned (4 1/2"L). Condition: very good, some light scratches. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Group of Japanese Sandalwood Figures

Lot 559: Group of Japanese Sandalwood Figures

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Description: Comprising an elder holding a peach in one hand and a staff in the other (7 7/8"H); a boy ("H); and a crane (5 1/2"H), together with a carved and fitted stand, unsigned. Condition: Elder lacking small portion of robe on verso, small crack to verso, crack to base of crane, lacking small portion of beak, otherwise good.Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Carved Sandalwood Figure

Lot 560: Carved Sandalwood Figure

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Description: Early 20th century, carved from sandal wood as a recumbent man holding a gourd and walking staff, inset with ivory eyes, together with wooden base. 4 1/2"H. 8 1/2"W (figure only). Condition: good, one eye loose, but present, otherwise no damage or repair. Provenance: The Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Japanese Ivory Carving of a Harness Maker

Lot 561: Japanese Ivory Carving of a Harness Maker

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Description: Japan, Meiji period, carved from ivory with a harness maker, a horse and his hut, enclosed by a lush flowering tree, signed on the base. 2 1/2"H. 3"W. 3"D. Condition: good, no damage or repair. Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Ivory Netsuke of Man Holding Axe

Lot 562: Ivory Netsuke of Man Holding Axe

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Description: Japan, Meiji period, carved from ivory as a figure of a man holding an axe, inset with a revolving face carved with two expressions, signed. 2"H. 1 1/4"W. 7/8"D. Condition: good, no damage or repair.

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Early 20th c. Japanese Ivory Lady in Rickshaw

Lot 563: Early 20th c. Japanese Ivory Lady in Rickshaw

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Description: Japan, early 20th century, carved from ivory as a beauty with an umbrella riding in a rickshaw, holding an umbrella in one hand and a flower in the other, the details picked out in traces of dark oxide. Condition: broken wheel dowels, disassembled, light grime and scratches. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Two Japanese Ichibana Baskets

Lot 564: Two Japanese Ichibana Baskets

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Description: The larger with open work rim and oval form (18"H. 16"W. 14"D), the smaller ovoid form woven with a branch form handle. 10"H. 11 1/2"W. 8"D. Condition: good, some light wear to larger basket, including handle wrap and rim with looseness and coming unwound, smaller basket in very good condition .

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Japanese Sumida Gawa Pottery Bowl

Lot 565: Japanese Sumida Gawa Pottery Bowl

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Description: Japan, late 19th or early 20th century, the ovoid pottery bowl with applied figures and flambe glaze. 2 1/4"H. 8 1/4"W. 6"D. Condition: repair to one figure's neck, repaired hairline crack, one figure lacking foot. Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Japanese Red Ginbari Cloisonne Vase and Box

Lot 566: Japanese Red Ginbari Cloisonne Vase and Box

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Description: Early 20th century, comprising a vase with stylized birds and flowers under the red enamel (9"H); together with a rectangular box similarly decorated in foil with stylized floral motif, enameled with bird and flowers, the interior lined in cloth, both unsigned (2 1/4"H. 5 1/8"W. 4"D). Condition: vase in good condition, some light scratches, box with some light rubbing and scratches, crack to one corner. Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Group of Vintage Japanese Geta Flip Flop Sandals

Lot 567: Group of Vintage Japanese Geta Flip Flop Sandals

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Description: Japanese: comprising a pair of childrens Geta kimono sandals lacquered in red, affixed with metal lotus on underside and with Hakuhinkan Department store label; two pairs of larger, adult size Japanese Geta kimono sandals in red lacquer, and two pair of cork and silk sandals. Condition: all with light wear, generally very good. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Box Lot of Vintage Japanese Shoes and Socks

Lot 568: Box Lot of Vintage Japanese Shoes and Socks

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Description: Comprising two pairs of Japanese wooden flip flops, a pair of red velvet tabi socks, three pairs of white cotton tabbi socks, and a pair of black silk damask shoes from the Lee Shun Shoes Factory, Sin Seng Road, Hankow, China, c. 1920. Condition: all with light wear, generally good. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Group of Vintage Ladies Shoes

Lot 569: Group of Vintage Ladies Shoes

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Description: Comprising a pair of embroidered red silk sling back heels lined in turquoise silk, unsigned; together with a two pairs of painted wooden and velvet shoes. Condition: all with light to moderate wear, one sling broken. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Vintage Japanese Purse

Lot 570: Vintage Japanese Purse

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Description: The woven base with silk insert and draw string closure, overlaid with beaded thread work. 9"D. Condition: good, some light wear.

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Japanese Blue and White Saucers

Lot 571: Japanese Blue and White Saucers

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Description: Late 19th or early 20th century, comprising two bowls, each decorated with a stylized landscape in under glaze blue, the rims picked out in brown, unsigned and unglazed foot. Larger 1 7/8"H. 6"D. Smaller 1 1/2"H. 5 1/2"D. Condition: both affixed with export label on verso "Antique Imari Porcelain Over 100 Years Old Japan", both crazed. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Tea Pot and Bowls

Lot 571A: Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Tea Pot and Bowls

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Description: The white porcelain cylindrical pot painted in underglaze blue with dragons, clouds, and scrolls, fitted with a white metal hinged handle, unsigned (11"H. 8 1/4"W); together with a pair of white porcelain tea bowls transfer decorated in blue with children (2 1/4"H). Condition: tea pot lightlyc crazed, otherwise good.

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Japanese Mixed Metal Spider Motif Cigarette Case

Lot 572: Japanese Mixed Metal Spider Motif Cigarette Case

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Description: Japan, early 20th century, the curved rectangular form decorated in relief with a stylized bamboo tree and a gold tone spider and web, , the verso decorated with a bamboo spray, signed on verso and on the interior. 3 1/8" x 3 1/2". Condition: some light scratches, otherwise very good. Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Japanese Mixed Metal and Wooden Box

Lot 573: Japanese Mixed Metal and Wooden Box

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Description: Japan, Meiji period, the rectangular mixed metal top decorated in relief with silver prunus blossoms, enclosed in a wooden frame, with a wooden base, unsigned. 1 3/4"H. 5 1/2"W. 3 3/4"D. Condition: some light flecks of superficial pitting, wooden frame around mixed metal top loose and one joint open, mixed metal plaque glued to wooden frame/fittings. Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Japanese Komai Style Cigarette Case

Lot 574: Japanese Komai Style Cigarette Case

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Description: First quarter of the 20th century, the hinged rectangular form decorated with a medallion depicting a scrolling dragon chasing a pearl, the verso decorated with a single bird, signed and marked K24. 3 1/2" x 3 1/4". Condition: small scuff to verso, otherwise very good, no damage or repair.Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Japanese Meiji Period Cloisonne Card Case

Lot 575: Japanese Meiji Period Cloisonne Card Case

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Description: Of curved rectangular form, enameled with moths and stylized flowers, the interior gilt; together with a similar bracelet composed of ten round links enameled with stylized landscape scenes, framed in gold tone metal, unmarked. Card case 3" x 3 1/4". Bracelet 7 3/4"L. Condition: card case very good, no damage or repair; bracelet with small loss to enamel on one link.Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Large Meiji Bronze Elephant with Ivory Tusks

Lot 576: Large Meiji Bronze Elephant with Ivory Tusks

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Description: Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912), finely cast in bronze as an elephant with trunk upraised, striding forward, signed on the base in cartouche, the tusks inlaid with ivory, raised on a wooden base. 13"H. 16"W. 5 1/4"D. Condition: excellent, no damage or repair. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Japanese Meiji Bronze Elephant

Lot 577: Japanese Meiji Bronze Elephant

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Description: Japanese, Meiji Period (1868-1912), finely cast in bronze as a prone elephant being attached by two tigers, covered in a warm brown patination, the tusks inset with ivory, signed on the underbelly of the elephant, together with a wooden stand. 4 1/4"H. 7"W. 6"D. Condition: very good, no damage or repair. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Japanese Tea Pot or Kettle with Insulator

Lot 578: Japanese Tea Pot or Kettle with Insulator

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Description: Japanese, the tin tea pot fitting into a tin and lacquer outer pot with handle, signed indistinctly on base. 4"H. 5"D. Condition: losses to exterior lacquered band, wear and corrosion to metal parts. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Chinese Bronze Floor Oil Lamp

Lot 579: Chinese Bronze Floor Oil Lamp

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Description: 20th century, cast in bronze with cranes, stylized foliage, birds and dragons, covered in a warm brownish patination, some creatures with eyes inset with red "jewels". 66"H. 11"W (at base). Condition: good, no damage or repair.

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Scrimshaw Buttons by K.E. De Long

Lot 580: Scrimshaw Buttons by K.E. De Long

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Description: Comprising seven buttons of two sizes engraved with scenes of ships and whaling, the verso signed by the artist K.E. De Long. Larger 3/4"D. Smaller 1/2"D. Condition: excellent, no damage or repair.Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Box Lot of Vintage Books on Whaling

Lot 581: Box Lot of Vintage Books on Whaling

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Description: Comprising: One Whaling Family edited by Harold Williams; The Sea Hunters, The Great Age of Whaling by Edouard A. Stackpole; They Were Expendable by W.L. White; The Sea Around Us by Rachel L. Carson; The Great Story of Whales by Georges Blond; Follow the Whale by Ivan T. Sanderson; two copies of Whaline and Old Salem by Francis Diane Robotti; Bulletin 246 of the Smithsonian Institution "Catalog of Living Whales"by Philip Hershkovitz; The Hunter and the Whale, a Tale of Africa by Laurens Van Der Post; Whaling World by John Euller; Whaler's Eye by Christopher Ash; The Tide in the Attic by Aleid Van Rhijn; Industrial Oil and Fat Products by Alton E. Bailey; The Whale Problem, a Status Report edited by William E. Schevill; In a Sperm Whale's Jaws an Episode in the Life of Captain Albert Wood edited by George C. Wood; Whaling and Whale OIl During and After World War II by Karl Brandt; Whale Oil, an Economic Analysis by Karl Brandt; International Whaling Statistics XVII; Regulations of Whaling Treaty Series no. 933 and 944; Whale Ships and Whaling Scenes as Portrayed by Benjamin Russell; and Whale Oil and Sperm Oil Main Catch Reports Season 1948/49 1949/50. Condition; good, all with light wear and most inscribed with the owners name on front page. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Pair of 17th c. English Side Chairs

Lot 582: Pair of 17th c. English Side Chairs

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Description: Each with carved and turned backs over a squared seat, raised on squared legs connected by stretchers. 33 1/2"H. 18"W. 14 1/2"D. 17" seat H. Condition: both chairs stable, losses, scratches, and imperfections associated with age are present, generally very good, probably cut down. Note: This lot is being sold to benefit the Cleveland Music School Settlement.

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17thc./18th c. English Chest of Drawers

Lot 583: 17thc./18th c. English Chest of Drawers

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Description: England, 17th/18th century, the rectangular top over a long drawer with hand wrought iron trefoil shaped pull, over a pair of coffered doors opening to reveal an interior fitted with two short drawers over two long drawers, raised on squared feet. 36"H. 40 1/2"W. 25"D. Condition: left door lacking four pieces of molding, right door lacking seven pieces, 4"D burn mark to top, 10" hairline crack to top board, generally good. Note: This lot is being sold to benefit the Cleveland Music Settlement.

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17th/18th c. English Open Book Shelf

Lot 584: 17th/18th c. English Open Book Shelf

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Description: English, 17th/18th century, the rectangular top raised on baluster supports carved with arches, with peg construction. 43"H. 48"W. 18"D. Condition: light to moderate wear throughout, some age cracks and small losses throughout, loss to lower right rail . Note: This lot is being sold to benefit the Cleveland Music Settlement.

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17thc/18thc. English Coffer or Trunk

Lot 585: 17thc/18thc. English Coffer or Trunk

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Description: English, 17th/18th century, the rectangular top over two doors carved in relief with portrait roundels, the doors opening to reveal an interior fitted with one shelf, the sides similarly carved. 31"H. 70"W. 23"D. Condition: hairline cracks to top, light to moderate wear and losses to carved portraits, generally good. Note: This lot is being sold to benefit the Cleveland Music Settlement.

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Renaissance Revival Style Table

Lot 586: Renaissance Revival Style Table

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Description: 19th century, the rectangular top raised on baluster legs, fitted with a single frieze drawer, the legs connected by stretchers carved with floral medallions.29"H. 47 1/2"W. 25 1/2"D. Condition: age cracks to top, light to moderate imperfections including small losses and scuffs throughout. Note: This piece is being sold to benefit the Cleveland Music Settlement.

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19th c. Gothic Revival Painted Trunk or Cassone

Lot 587: 19th c. Gothic Revival Painted Trunk or Cassone

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Description: Late 19th or early 20th century, the canted lid fitted with metal strap work pierced with quatrefoils, the front with six panels accented in Gothic style tracery, covered in gesso and painted with figures, the sides similarly painted and fitted with metal hook and arm locking system, together with locks, the lid opening to reveal an interior fitted with a small storage box with secret compartment in the base, and two doors with wrought iron pulls that open to reveal further storage. 32"H. 51"W. 22"D. Condition: front six panels with losses to painted portions, locks lacking keys, the interior of lid and top of base with later painted motifs. Note: This lot is being sold to benefit the Cleveland Music Settlement.

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Pair of Massive Wrought Iron Torchiere Lamps

Lot 588: Pair of Massive Wrought Iron Torchiere Lamps

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Description: Late 19th or early 20th century, wrought with scroll work standards issuing forth five lights, retro fitted for electricity, raised over scrolled bases, together with beige shades. 7'H. 21"W. Condition: excellent, some light surface imperfections, no damage or repair.

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Iron, Crystal and Rock Crystal 8 Light Chandelier

Lot 589: Iron, Crystal and Rock Crystal 8 Light Chandelier

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Description: The scrolled iron work frame with both faceted and unfaceted crystal prisms as well as tear drop shaped rock crystal prisms. 28"H. 28"W. Condition: very good, no damage or repair.

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Louis XV Style 12 Light Chandelier

Lot 590: Louis XV Style 12 Light Chandelier

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Description: Early 20th century, the bronze two tier gilt bronze form fitted with twelve lights, four pyramidal clear crystal prisms, flaming heart prisms, with faceted floral medallions, strung with garlands of faceted prisms, and both unfaceted and faceted crystal tear drop shaped pendants, unsigned, with bronze ceiling cap and hook. 44"H. 26"W. Condition: lacking a few prisms, some light wear, including small flakes, generally good. Note: This lot is being sold to benefit the Cleveland Music Settlement.

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Louis XV Style 12 Light Chandelier

Lot 591: Louis XV Style 12 Light Chandelier

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Description: Early 20th century, the bronze two tier gilt bronze form fitted with twelve lights, four pyramidal clear crystal prisms, flaming heart prisms, with faceted floral medallions, strung with garlands of faceted prisms, and both unfaceted and faceted crystal tear drop shaped pendants, unsigned, with bronze ceiling cap and hook. 44"H. 26"W. Condition: very good, lacking one floral medallion and unfaceted tear drop shaped prism, some small chips and flakes, together with five loose elements. Note: This lot is being sold to benefit the Cleveland Music Settlement.

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Pair of Bohemian Crystal Wall Sconces

Lot 592: Pair of Bohemian Crystal Wall Sconces

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Description: Early 20th century, each blown in clear glass, the baluster form standard issuing forth scrolled arms with flared candle cups, suspended with pendant prisms, the metal fitting on the interior of the sconces etched Made in Slovak Zecho 28 24, together with two pairs of beaded shades. 11 1/2"H. 12"W. 10"D. Condition: crack to one standard, lacking three prisms, some light wear. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr.

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Carlo Ferrante Italian Peasant Scene Watercolor

Lot 593: Carlo Ferrante Italian Peasant Scene Watercolor

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Description: Carlo Ferrante (Italian, 1840-1908), watercolor on paper depicting a charming peasant couple on a rustic path, the young beauty holding a flowering bough, her companion holding one blossom, with ruins in the background, signed lower right Carlo Ferrante Roma, framed. 21 1/4" x 14 1/4" (sight). 28" x 21" (framed). Condition: good, not examined out of the frame, some light losses to frame, generally good. Provenance: Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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Victorian Marble and Alabaster Bust of a Girl

Lot 594: Victorian Marble and Alabaster Bust of a Girl

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Description: Late 19th or early 20th century, carved in white marble as a coy girl attired in a lacey blouse, her gaze cast downward and arms extended in front of her, raised on an alabaster socle, unsigned. 15"H. 7"W. 10 1/2"D. Condition: some light surface grime, extensive repair to hands and fingers, hairline crack to head, some light scratches to base.

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Kindel Winterthur Arm Chair

Lot 595: Kindel Winterthur Arm Chair

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Description: Kindel Furniture Company, after a chair at Philadelphia Chippendale style arm chair in the Winterthur collection, ribbon carved back, scroll carved arms, upholstered seat, raised on claw and ball feet, the underside with Kindel metal tag. 38"H. 25"W. 19"D. Condition: some very minor surface imperfections, including light scratches, generally good.

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Set of Six Chippendale Style Side Chairs, 19th c.

Lot 595A: Set of Six Chippendale Style Side Chairs, 19th c.

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Description: 19th century, comprising six side chairs with ribbon carved backs over upholstered seats, raised over cabriole legs. 38 1/4"H. 23"W. 18"D. Condition: light to moderate surface imperfections, some light losses, generally good.

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Set of Eight Oak Side Chairs, 19th c.

Lot 595B: Set of Eight Oak Side Chairs, 19th c.

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Description: Each carved with vasiform back support, over an upholstered seat, raised on cabriole legs. 41 1/2"H. 20 3/4"W. 17 3/4"D. Condition: one back support with hairline crack, light surface wear and imperfections, generally good.

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19th c. American Pier Mirror

Lot 596: 19th c. American Pier Mirror

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Description: The arched cornice carved with foliate motif, flanked by palmettes on either side, each columnar support inlaid with stylized floral motif, centering a mirror plate. 85 1/2"H. 64 1/2"W. 9"D. Condition: lacking one piece of molding from upper left portion of frame, some light surface imperfections, possibly lacking cornice, generally good. Provenance: From the Estate of Eloise and Waldemar Meckes, Jr..

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