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Auction Description for World Legend: Antiques and Oriental Decorative Arts
Viewing Notes:
October 4th - 10th
Sale Notes:
www.worldlegend.pt

Antiques and Oriental Decorative Arts

by World Legend


213 lots with images

October 11, 2012

Live Auction

Avenida Álvares Cabral, n.º 35

Lisbon, 1250- 015 Portugal

Phone: + 351 21 393 32 10

Email: info@worldlegend.pt

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GEORGE III MINIATURE COMMODE

Lot 197: GEORGE III MINIATURE COMMODE

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Description: A very rare George III serpentine miniature commode. Mahogany with inlaid shield escutcheons and ivory knobs. England, 18/19th century.

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CARD TABLE WITH FOUR FAUTEUILS

Lot 198: CARD TABLE WITH FOUR FAUTEUILS

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Description: Fine set of Louis XV style card table with four caned fauteuils, in carved walnut. France, 19th century.

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PORTUGUESE SACRISTY CABINET

Lot 199: PORTUGUESE SACRISTY CABINET

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Description: Vinhatico wood, with four doors and four drawers. Portugal, 17th century.

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FRENCH BUREAU DE DAME

Lot 200: FRENCH BUREAU DE DAME

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Description: A Louis XV style inlaid violetwood and rosewood, with marquetry, on cabriole legs. 19th century.

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FRENCH CARD TABLE

Lot 201: FRENCH CARD TABLE

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Description: A French inlaid kingwood card table with brass decoration. 19th century.

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FRENCH OAK COFFER

Lot 202: FRENCH OAK COFFER

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Description: A French Provence carved oak coffer with geometric and fleur de lys motifs. 17/18th century.

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PORTUGUESE BAROQUE COMMODE

Lot 203: PORTUGUESE BAROQUE COMMODE

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Description: A portuguese inlaid vinhatico and violetwood serpentine commode. Moulded corners carved with foliage. Engraved brass hardware, decorated with birds. Portugal, 2nd half of 18th century.

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PORTUGUESE BAROQUE ORATORY

Lot 204: PORTUGUESE BAROQUE ORATORY

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Description: Rare oratory, also called maquineta, in carved and gilt rosewood with silk damask back. Irregular rectangular form, with shaped and moulded cornice centering carved and pierced foliate crest of 'S' and 'C' scrolls over single hinged lens door and two side lens each with relief carved meandering foliate moulded frames with scrolling volute. Portugal, 2nd half of 18th century.

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CHIPPENDALE STYLE CORNER CHAIR

Lot 205: CHIPPENDALE STYLE CORNER CHAIR

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Description: A carved walnut corner chair decorated with floral motifs (small restorations and signs of wear). Portugal, 19th century.

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FUMEUSE CHAIR

Lot 206: FUMEUSE CHAIR

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Description: A mahogany smoking chair, known as "fumeuse". With two hidden ashtrays on the backrest. Portugal (?), 19th century.

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OTTOMAN BRAZIER STAND

Lot 207: OTTOMAN BRAZIER STAND

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Description: An octagonal walnut brazier stand with border of ivory inlaid tortoiseshell showing european motifs, on four short ring turned legs. 19th century.

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PORTUGUESE SIDE TABLE

Lot 208: PORTUGUESE SIDE TABLE

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Description: A fine walnut carved serpentine side table, with three drawers. Cabriole legs on claw and ball foots (signs of wear). Portugal, 1st half of 18th century.

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FLEMISH ARMOIRE WITH ORATORY

Lot 209: FLEMISH ARMOIRE WITH ORATORY

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Description: A great Flemish oak armoire with pilaster uprights and panelled doors and sides with relief carved eight point stars. The lower body, with two doors and a drawer. The upper, with two doors, hides a magnificent polychrome and gilded wood-carved altarpiece, once dedicated to a Christ on the cross. The doors reverse is also decorated with trompe l`oeuil painting depicting vases of flowers on pedestals. According to Robert C. Smith's chronology, the Portuguese baroque wood working can be divided in two major periods: barroco nacional (c. 1680-1729) and barroco joanino (c. 1729-1750). This altarpiece dates from the second period.

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