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1. A Near Pair of Louis XVI-Style Footstools, one late 19th c., carved giltwood, rectangular upholstered seat, apron with beribboned frieze and rosettes on tapering fluted legs with toupie feet, height 7 3/8 in., width 14 3/4 in., depth 9 1/2 in.; the other 20th c., carved walnut rectangular upholstered seat with molded frame and tapered fluted legs, height 8 in., width 20 1/2 in., depth 9 in. $100/200

2. An Antique Louis XV Carved and Giltwood Bergère, floral carved crest rail, scrolled padded arms, serpentine floral carved seat rail on floral cabriole legs, height 37 in. Note: rubbed gilt, upholstery "as is". $400/600

3. A Pair of Antique Directoire Crème Peinte and Cane Fauteuils, 19th c., molded backs, curved arms, serpentine seats on fluted tapered legs, height 34 1/2 in., width 22 in., depth 19 in. $800/1200

4. English School, late 19th/early 20th c., "Harvesting Hay", oil on canvas, initialed "E.B.M." lower right, label reading "From Alex Drysdale successor to R & J Smith Carvers, Gilders, and Picture Frame makers, North at Andrew Street, Edinburgh", 16 1/4 in. x 24 1/4 in., in a gilt frame. $1000/1500

5. A Group of Eight Hand-Colored Lithographs of Exotic Trees and Plants, mid-19th c., by Louis Van Houtte (Belgian, 1810-1876), each sight 8 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in., attractively matted and framed. $800/1200
Note: Van Houtte was the founder of The Horto Van Houtteano, a lavish horticultural journal which was printed monthly for almost forty years.

6. A Set of Eight Hand-Colored Engravings of Fruits and Nuts, after Duhamel du Monceau (French, 1700-1782), 1784, Paris, sight 11 in. x 9 in., attractively matted and framed. $1000/1500

7. After Henry Alken (British, 1784-1850), group of four Fox Hunting Scenes, engravings printed in brown ink, pub. by Thos. McLean, London, 1824, including "Fox Hunting...Check", "Fox Hunters' Toast", "Running into a Fox" and "Fox Hunting Death...Who Whoop", sight 6 in. x 8 3/4 in., all matted. $300/500

8. A French Porcelain Partial Dessert Service in the Aesthetic Taste, late 19th c., probably Limoges, comprising 4 compotes and 12 plates with various molded and gilt leafing patterns, marked with incised "C" over "R", 3 compotes with hand-painted "D & T" over "L" above "4264", compote height 3 1/2 in., diameter 9 in. $800/1200
Provenance: Descended in the family of Muriel Bultman Francis, New Orleans.

9. A Group of English and Asian Porcelain Tea Ware, including an 18th c. pink floral teapot (repaired) with a later plate of similar design, two Asian floral figured teabowls, three English teabowls and saucers, one probably Worcester (all early 19th c.), one gilt and rose saucer; together with a new wooden display stand, 11 pcs. $100/200

9A. An Assembled Set of Gold Banded and White Porcelain Dinnerware, c. 1900, various marks including Limoges, Haviland, "KPM", and Nippon along with several pieces of Vieux Paris, 1 oval vegetable with cover, 1 round vegetable with cover, 1 round 12 1/2 in. platter, 4 leaf-form candy dishes, 1 coffee pot (no lid), 1 cream pitcher, 3 assorted saucers, 7 plates (diameter 9 3/4 in.), 17 plates (diameter 8 1/2 in.), 8 plates (diameter 8 3/4 in.), 6 plates (diameter 7 1/4 in.), 7 soup bowls (diameter 7 1/2 in.), 6 plates (diameter 7 1/4 in.), 7 soup bowls (diameter 7 1/2 in.), 6 plates (diameter 6 1/4 in.), 1 small bowl, 1 elongated leaf form dish, 4 pail-shaped salts, 4 cups, 1 oval dish with monogram, (73 pcs.) $300/500
Provenance:Descended on the Dawson Family of Selma, Alabama

10. A Group of English and Asian Porcelain Tea Ware, including two early 19th c. English teabowls with saucers (one pearlware), two Asian floral pattern 19th c. teabowls with saucers, and an antique rose Mandarin teapot, a contemporary butterfly-decorated plate, together with a new wooden display stand, 10 pcs. $100/200

11. A Group of Antique Asian Porcelain Tea Ware, including a teapot with figural reserves, and a similar teabowl with saucer, two floral teabowls with saucers, two teabowls, a floral decorated teapot missing its lid, and a blue and white bowl, together with a new wooden stand, 11 pcs. $100/200

12. A Pair of Chinese Famille Verte Octagonal "Pie-Crust Rim" Dishes, probably Kangxi (1662-1722), each painted in polychrome and gilt enamels with the central roundel depicting a maiden seated at a table playing a qin beneath a flowering pine, observed by a male admirer and an attendant in a pavilion, the molded rim banded with alternating butterfly and fish cartouches on a seeded-green floral ground, width 13 3/4 in., each presented within a fitted wood stand. Note: Restorations. $700/900

13. An Antique Georgian-Style Mahogany Inlaid Tray on Stand, oval gallery tray, 19th c. on later stand with molded apron, square tapered legs connected by stretchers, height 21 in., width 29 1/2 in., depth 21 1/2 in. $500/750

14. A Louis XVI Fruitwood Commode, late 18th c., molded top with chamfered corners, raised-panel drawers, square tapering stop-fluted legs, retains period stamped brasses with rampant lions clutching arrows, height 35 in., width 43 in., depth 22 1/2 in. $3000/5000

15. A Pair of Louis XV Carved Walnut Armchairs, mid-18th c., stamped "Nogaret à Lyon", scalloped floral-carved crest rail, serpentine arms, caned seat, floral cabriole legs with scrolled toes, height 37 1/2 in. $1200/1800
Note: A prolific and celebrated Rococo era menuisier, Pierre Nogaret apprenticed in Paris before establishing an atelier in Lyon in 1743 as maitre.

16. A Set of Four Louis XV Carved Walnut and Caned Side Chairs, 18th c., one stamped "Nogaret à Lyon", molded backs; serpentine seats on cabriole legs, height 36 in. $1200/1800

17. A Set of Four Louis XVI Carved Fruitwood Side Chairs, late 18th c., shell carved scalloped crests, molded stiles, pierced splats, serpentine seats on leaf carved cabriole legs ending in hoof feet connected by scalloped stretchers, height 42 in. $1200/1800

18. A Good Antique Italian Rococo-Style Parcel Gilt and Crème Peinte Window Bench, c. 1840, upholstered seat, serpentine floral carved seat rail on acanthus carved cabriole legs with scrolled toes, height 21 in., width 59 in., depth 24 in. $1000/1500

19. A Good Antique Georgian-Style Carved Mahogany Armchair, 19th c., the swag and tassel crest flanked by eagle heads, floral stiles, shell, pendant and cartouche carved splat, serpentine arms terminating in scrolled eagle heads, scalloped seat rail with masks on acanthus carved cabriole legs ending in paw feet, height 39 in. $1500/2500

20. After Nicolas Lancret (French, 1690-1740), "La Fête Champêtre", French School, 19th c., oil on board, unsigned, 11 1/2 in. x 15 1/4 in., in a velvet and gilt wood frame. $1000/1500

21. Edwin Bale (English, 1842-1923), "Venetian Scene", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 12 in. x 24 in., in a gilt frame. $1500/2000

22. After George Romney (English, 1734-1802), "Charles Duke of Richmond", Published According to Act of Parliament Dec. 21st, 1778, 1778, engraved by James Watson (Irish, 1740-1790), sight 14 1/2 in. x 11 1/4 in. $200/300
Note: Charles Lennox (English 1735-1806) was one of the few members of the English aristocracy to support the Independence of the American Colonies. In 1778 he led a motion in the House of Lords for the withdrawal of British troops in America. The painting on which this engraving was based is in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

23. A Group of Four Hand-Colored Engravings of the Four Seasons, French School, late 18th/early 19th c., name of each season in Latin, French, and Italian, each sight 20 3/4 in. x 30 in., in giltwood frames. $300/500

24. A Decorative Wrought Iron Coffee Table, variegated travertine marble top with outset corners, rosette and scroll base with foliate scroll legs, the stretchers centered with a crown, height 19 1/2 in., width 51 in., depth 30 in. $700/1000

25. A Georgian-Style Carved Walnut Armchair, padded back and seat, serpentine arms with eagle head terminals, shell-carved cabriole legs ending in claw and ball feet, height 41 1/2 in. $1000/1500

26. A Good Regency-Style Mahogany, Brass and Inlaid Folding Library Step, with spiral brass pole, chamfered supports with distinctive brass inlay, and gilt-tooled leather treads, height 88 in., width 24 in., depth 54 in. $1200/1800

27. An Assembled English Ironstone "Indian Tree" Dinner Service, 19th and early 20th c., decorated with central tree with pink and blue flowers and pink floral border, various marks including "Minton's", "Coalport", "Real Stone China" and "New Stone", comprising 2 graduated platters and 1 large meat platter, 20 dinner plates (10 1/2 in.), 18 plates (9 in.), 18 plates (8 in.), 9 soup plates (10 1/2 in.), 16 soup plates (9 in.), covered vegetable dish, waste bowl, gravy boat with underplate and 5 smaller bowls, (approx. 92 pcs.) $1000/1500

28. Twelve Associated English Ironstone "Indian Tree" Dinner Plates, 19th and early 20th c., many marked Minton, decorated with central tree and pink and blue flowers and pink floral border, diameter 10 1/4 in. $300/500

29. Twelve Associated English Ironstone "Indian Tree" Dinner Plates, 19th and early 20th c., many marked Minton, decorated with a central tree with pink and blue flowers and pink floral border, diameter 10 1/4 in. $300/500

30. After Henry Alken (English, 1785-1851), "St. Albans, Grand Steeple Chase", set of three aquatints with hand coloring, plates 1, 2 and 4, sight 14 in. x 18 1/2 in., all attractively matted and framed. $500/700

31. A Group of Vintage Continental Glazed Earthenware Military Figures in Napoleonic Dress, rendered in a charming and colorful manner and consisting of two standing officers, two mounted swordsmen and a tableaux of a cannon with soldiers, tallest height 7 1/2 in. Note: One cannon figure with old repair to ankle. $100/200

32. A Pair of Portuguese Classical-Style Porcelain Flare Vases, late 20th c., with gilt portrait busts and laurel wreaths on a white ground, height 7 in. $100/200

33. A Pair of Antique Ridgway Porcelain Oval Cake Dishes, c. 1830, broad apricot band surrounding polychrome bouquet, gilt accents; together with two late Regency porcelain dessert plates, early 19th c., probably one of the Ridgway family of Shelton potters, with polychrome floral bouquets and sprigs, gilt accents, diameter 8 1/4 in. $250/350

34. A Fine English Chinoiserie Porcelain Tea Bowl and Saucer, both pieces marked in underglaze blue "S" for Thomas Turner's "Salopian China Warehouse", London, late 18th c., the characteristic Chinoiserie décor in underglaze blue, imitating contemporaneous Worcester work, height of cup 2 in., diameter of saucer 5 in. $100/150
Reference: F. Litchfield, Pottery and Porcelain (New York, 1950), pp. 54-56, this mark, p. 55.

35. An Antique English Ironstone "Japan" Pattern Dinner Service, most pieces c. 1820 with Mason's mark, some c. 1860 with additional Ashworth mark, in Imari palette with gilt highlights, depicting birds, peonies and other flowers, comprising a tureen with undertray, 6 platters, 10 dinner plates, 12 soup plates, 10 dessert plates, 2 sauce tureens with undertrays, and a centerbowl (55 pcs.) $700/900

36. A French Tôle Peinte Oval Jardinière, 19th c., yellow ground with black stylized palmettes and gilt details, having a notched rim and attached handles, with copper liner and frog, height 4 3/4 in., length 12 in. Note: Some paint loss and small holes in base. $200/300

37. A French Bronze and Faceted Crystal Trumpet Vase, late 19th c., having a circular base on three tapered feet and a foliate collar securing the tall vase, height 14 1/2 in. Note: One rim chipped. $300/500

38. An English Brass and Malachite-Mounted Amboyna Wood and Cut Glass Inkwell, c. 1880, in the Baronial taste, circular base with four malachite cabochons set in brass strapwork, central inkpot with hinged lid, diameter 8 1/4 in. $100/200

39. A Group of Twelve Continental Porcelain-Handled Knives, six marked Palmer and Jernbolaget/Eskilstune, six near matching, length 8 1/4 in. $100/200

40. A Set of Four George IV Sterling Silver and Porcelain Dessert Knives, E & S, Sheffield, 1824; together with a Scottish early Victorian sterling silver toddy ladle, Robert Gray & Son, Glasgow, 1840-1841, single-faced fiddle and shell handle, engraved initial, ladle length 6 5/8 in., knives length 7 7/8 in. $200/300

41. A Group of George II Sterling Silver Pistol Handled Cutlery, 1751-1755, including two forks and a knife, Thomas Swift; and three crested knives, maker EH AW untraced (6 pcs.), forks length 8 1/4 in., knives 10 1/2 in. $200/300

42. A Silverplate Serving Tray, Entree Dish, and a Silverplate Poultry Dome, two-handled rectangular tray having a reticulated rim surround a chased flat surface with plain reserve, 24 1/2 in.; rectangular covered dish, beaded borders and detachable handle; the dome marked "Joseph Rogers & Sons", Sheffield, 19th c., engraved cartouche with initial "S", 12 in., 3 pcs. $250/350

43. A Pair of George II-Style Gilt Athéniennes, circular tops flanked by three festooned female terms, scroll supports centered by medallions and urn standards, hoof feet, domed plinth, spreading feet, height 46 in., width 17 in., depth 17 in. $700/1000

44. Two William IV Mahogany Stools, c. 1820, upholstered seats on turned and reeded legs, height 18 in., width 16 in., depth 16 in. $200/300

45. A Regency Papier-Mâché and Mahogany Pole Screen, 19th c., the scalloped, gilt and paint-decorated screen with exotic birds and floral bouquet, mounted with an associated bronze ram's head, the turned stem with later oxblood red paint and gilt, incurvate plinth, foliate scroll feet, height 49 in. $600/900

46. A Regency Black Lacquered and Gilt-Decorated Étagère, 19th c., brass gallery top above shaped tiered shelves, on square legs with brass cuffs and casters, height 43 in., width 17 1/2 in., depth 10 1/2 in. $800/1200

47. A Regency Rosewood and Cane Bergère, early 19th c., possibly Anglo-Colonial, shaped crest, scrolled arms, horseshoe shaped back, paneled seat rail on turned reeded legs with brass cup casters, height 35 in. $400/600

48. A Pair of Large Continental Cut Crystal Lidded Urns, 20th c., faceted knop finial and waist, decorated in swirl strawberry pattern, on stepped base, height 27 in., diameter 10 in. $800/1200

49. A Pair of Italian Neoclassical-Style Carved Giltwood Curule Benches, the acanthus-carved arms with lions' masks terminals, upholstered seats, outswept legs ending in paw feet, height 24 1/2 in., width 31 in., depth 18 in. $600/900

50. French School, early 18th c, "Woman Holding Bouquet of Pink Roses", oil on panel, unsigned, label en verso of frame "made in France, Mr. H. Stern", 18 3/4 in. x 14 3/8 in, in a period giltwood frame. $600/900

51. A Very Fine Paris Porcelain Polychrome and Gilt Decorated Lidded Tureen and Platter, early 19th c., the paneled compartments with sprays of columbines and bouquets of summer flowers, the edges bordered with blue striping, tureen height 12 in.; platter length 22 1/2 in., width 16 in. $800/1200

52. A Fine Paris Porcelain Polychrome and Gilt-Decorated Lidded Sucrier, mid-19th c., decorated both sides of lid and bowl with bouquets of summer flowers, mask handles, height 7 1/4 in., width 6 in., depth 4 1/2 in. $150/250

53. A Meissen Figure of a Recumbent Leopard, 19th/20th c., crossed-swords mark in underglaze blue, height 2 1/8 in., length 4 3/4 in., depth 2 3/4 in. $100/200

54. A Pair of Antique Spanish Brass Candlesticks, c. 1700, shallow drip pan, baluster standard, tripartite base, on paw feet, height 15 1/4 in. $400/600

55. A Louis XVI Walnut Buffet Bas, late 18th c., molded top with batten sides above a molded frieze, arched scalloped doors with molded center stile, arched raised panels, floral and cartouche carved scalloped skirt on acanthus-carved cabriole legs ending in scrolled toes, height 36 in., width 52 in., depth 22 in., probably reduced. $2500/3500

56. A Good Dutch Classical Inlaid Mahogany Armchair, c. 1840, the shield back with reticulated vasiform splat, plank seat, curule front legs, turned stretchers, the whole with flowering vines, birds, and Classical urn marquetry, height 37 in., width 23 in., depth 17 in. $1000/1500

57. A Provincial Louis XV Carved Walnut Table, 18th c., molded top with rounded corners, scalloped skirt with drawer, cabriole legs ending in hoof feet, restorations, original surface, height 26 in., width 37 in., depth 25 in. $3000/5000

58. A Pair of Variegated White Onyx Pedestals, square tops, circular stem with collars on square plinths, height 29 1/2 in., width 14 in., depth 14 in. $1000/1500

59. A Pair of Continental Patinated Bronze Tuffets, 19th c., needlepoint upholstered circular cushions on reeded frames with scrolled legs, height 4 in., diameter 15 in. $600/900

60. A Pair of Neoclassical-Style Paint-Decorated Pedestals, early 20th c., each with a faux tortoiseshell ground, columnar supports joined by brass crossed arrows, incurvate plinth bases, height 36 1/2 in., diameter 12 in. $1000/1500

61. A Pair of Large Rock Crystal Obelisks, in the Classical style, on tall plinth bases, height 20 1/2 in., width 4 1/2 in., depth 4 1/2 in. $2000/3000

62. A Louis XIV Carved, Ebonized, Inlaid and Paint-Decorated Library Cabinet, 17th c. and later, the molded cornice above frieze drawers with putti and rinceaux scrolls; pair of exterior doors with scenes of a Roman architect constructing and receiving accolades for a temple; opening to a secondary interior fitted with drawers and a pair of doors carved with busts of Classical maidens; the primary architectonic interior elaborately inlaid with ebony and other exotic woods with mirrors and painted panels of Saints Mary Magdalene, Catherine, Barbara, and Faith; the lower case with two drawers on banded and fluted Ionic columns before incised panels of Classical figures, basket carved and molded plinth, bun feet, height 80 1/2 in., width 67 1/2 in., depth 23 in. $8000/12000
Provenance: Purchased from Francis Briest, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, lot # 140, May 26, 1999.
Note: The finely executed carved scenes of ancient industry on the exterior of this cabinet contrast with the interior examples of Christian virtue. This pairing of the Latinate/Ancient motifs with the Gothic/Christian iconography in the overall design could reflect an Enlightenment interest in the continuity of Roman civilization into the Christian era.

63. A Portuguese Carved Mahogany and Tortoiseshell Box, 19th c., silvered handles and mounts, fluted panels and ripple molding, height 8 1/2 in., width 15 in., depth 12 in. $1800/2500

64. A Stone Bust of "Aspasia, the Mistress of Pericles", after the Antique, bearing apocryphal inscription (in block capitals) on reverse of shoulder truncation, "H. Powers/Scalp"[sic], and titled on front truncation, height 19 1/2 in., width 11 1/2 in., depth 8 3/4 in. $2500/3500
Note: Evidently modeled on the well-known Antique prototype in the Museo Pio-Clementino at the Vatican (inv. no. 272), a Roman copy of Aspasia's presumed funeral stele (that copy having been discovered in 1777), this bust repeats the physiognomy, coiffure and costume of perhaps the most celebrated woman of the 5th c. B.C. in Greece, as recorded in similar original busts, recovered through more recent archaeology (such as the example in the Izmir Museum, Turkey). Aspasia of Miletus (c. 470-410 B.C.) was the common-law wife of the great Athenian leader Pericles, from c. 445 B.C. until his death in 429. She is remembered through a considerable series of references in the works of the most prominent Athenian playwrights, poets, historians, and orators.

65. A Continental Gilt Bronze Figural Group of "The Cockfight", after Sophie-Victoire Debry (English/French, early 20th c.), mid-20th c., signed and dated en verso, height 14 in., width 8 3/4 in., depth 22 1/2 in. $2000/3000
Note: The original of this sculpture was exhibited in The Paris Salon of 1920 where it received an honorable mention.

66. A Monumental Antique Continental Gilt Bronze and Ebonized Figural Clock, the architectonic case surmounted with the figure of a Roman soldier and flame finialed urns, Roman numeral chapter ring over fabric ground, flanked by full ebonized Corinthian columns, stepped plinth base with acanthine molding, on scrolled toupie feet, height 34 1/2 in., width 18 in., depth 8 in. $2500/3500

67. Continental School, 19th c., "Portrait of Rosalie Julie Von Bonar", watercolor, unsigned, sight 3 in. x 2 ¼ in., label en verso reads, "Rosalie Julia Von Bonar, King Ludwig's Favorite", in a brass easel frame. $500/700
Provenance: Accompanied by original receipt from Lang Antiques, San Francisco, California.
Note: This miniature is an exact copy of the larger portrait of Rosalie Julie Von Bonar that hangs in the Schönheiten-galerie, or Gallery of Beauties, in the Nymphenburg Castle in Munich. Around 1840, Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (reg. 1825-48), commissioned Joseph Karl Stieler to paint the 36 portraits that now hang there, featuring some of the most beautiful women in the kingdom.

68. A Late Regency Carved Mahogany Sideboard, c. 1825, paneled and foliate scrolled gallery, ogee-molded drawers, the pedestal ends with gadrooned and palmette carved paneled doors on blocked base, height 51 in., width 72 in., depth 25 in. $2500/3500

69. A George III-Style Carved Mahogany Pedestal Dining Table, the circular top opening to receive one leaf, on spiral reeded pedestal and acanthus-carved and reeded saber legs with brass paw feet with casters, height 30 in., extended length 71 1/2 in., diameter 53 1/2 in. $2000/3000

70. A Louis XV Walnut Console Table, 18th c., serpentine Gris de Ste. Anne marble top above scalloped molded skirt, cabriole legs ending in scrolled toes, height 32 in., width 42 in., depth 20 1/2 in. $1500/2500

71. A Fine French Faïence Lidded Sauce Tureen with Separate Undertray, c. 1775, probably Aprey, with characteristic "décor d'oiseau", and finely-painted typical cerise and yellow bands with dotted borders, height of ensemble 5 3/4 in., diameter of undertray 7 1/2 in. $1000/1500

72. A Large Antique French Faïence Platter with Boldly-Shaped Rim, mid-18th c., Sinceny, with characteristic décor "au sainfoin", featuring large central vignette of a dog flushing swans and ducks, length 19 in., width 13 3/4 in. Note: 1 in. chip on lower left rim. $1500/2500

73. A Fine French Faïence Floral Plate, 1774-1793, Niderviller, bearing underglaze blue mark of interlaced C's for Count de Custine, diameter 10 in.; together with a similarly attributed scalloped dish, gilded rim, unmarked, diameter 8 3/4 in. $200/400

74. A Fine French Faïence Plate and Matching Deep Platter, late 18th c., both Marseilles, possibly factory of Joseph-Gaspard Robert, decor floral, plate diameter 9 3/4 in.; platter: length 15 in., width 10 3/4 in. $500/700
Note: The pale palette, artful asymmetry and prominent butterflies suggest a comparison with c. 1770 Robert plate of c. 1770: Boone Collection (Los Angeles, 1998), p. 63, color pl. 37.

75. A Large French Faïence Covered Tureen, late 18th c., Rouen, brilliantly decorated with characteristic green, blue, red and yellow floral sprays, with blue and red handles and finial, height 8 in., width 10 1/4 in., length 15 3/4 in. $1000/1500

76. A Good German Faïence Plate, late 18th c., possibly Kiel, unmarked, with well and border paintings of summer flowers, diameter 9 in. $200/400

77. Three French Faïence Plates, 18th/19th c., Marseilles, the first with a large central bouquet and edge sprays in the style of Veuve Perrin, c. 1760s or later (diameter 9 5/8 in); the second with a central painting of figures in a coastal landscape, possibly related to the Robert factory, c. 1770s or later, (diameter 9 3/4 in.); the third probably a 19th c. version of earlier styles pioneered by the Veuve Perrin factory (diameter 9 5/8 in.) $500/750
Reference: First, with a red feathered edge fillet somewhat related to a Veuve Perrin terrine of the 1760s in the Musee Contini, Marseilles (Grand Livre de la Faïence Française, Fribourg, 1986, p. 221, fig. 285); second closely related to paintings on Robert and other Marseilles wares of the 1770s (ibid., p. 222-223, fig. 288, color pl. 289); the third, based on style of Veuve Perrin pieces of 1760 (ibid., p. 218, color pl. 279).

78. A Matching French Faïence Vegetable Dish and Charger, mid-18th c., Rouen, both brilliantly painted in the décor "à la double cornu" with two cornucopiae, flowers, and birds, the charger marked "HC" in underglaze black, charger diameter 15 in., dish length 12 in., width 8 5/8 in., 2 pcs. $1000/2000

79. A French Faïence Bottle-Vase (Gourd), mid-18th c., Nevers (Nièvre), of spherical form, with tall neck and four scroll-form handles (two lacking), overall polychrome décor of warm-toned leaves and floral sprays, height 12 1/4 in., diameter 8 1/2 in. $500/750
Reference: Grand Livre de la Faïence Française (Fribourg, 1986), pp. 36-37 (color pl. 15), and 131 (color pl. 154).

80. A Fine French Faïence Cup and Saucer, probably mid-18th c., Nevers (Nièvre), with well-painted light and dark-green monochrome floral décor ("camaieu vert"), both pieces marked with stylized comet, height of cup 3 1/8 in., diameter of saucer 5 in. $200/400
Note: The apparition of a comet over France, in 1769 ("Méssier's Comet"), was recorded by the painters at the Royal Manufactory of Sèvres by a comet-shaped mark (W. Chaffers, Marks and Monograms, Los Angeles, 1946, p. 604); the unusual mark on these two pieces may possibly be related to that symbol. For the 17th c. Nevers prototypes to this décor and palette, see Grand Livre de la Faïence Française (Fribourg, 1986), p. 37, color pl. 15.

81. An Empire Carved Walnut Relief Plaque, inscribed "L'An.1808", borders of laurel branches enclosing an Imperial eagle with thunderbolt at top, and rosette at bottom, the pierced center now vacant, height 34 in., width 19 3/4 in., depth 2 1/4 in. (with original hanging attachment). $250/350

82. A Pair of Large French Faïence Jardinières, 19th c., probably Aprey, with loosely painted "APR" monograms in underglaze blue, polychrome Chinoiserie décor of Oriental musicians and birds, heights 11 1/2 in., diameters 11 3/4 in. $1000/2000

83. An Antique French Blue and White Faïence Dish, probably late 18th/19th c., Ardus, of lobed quatrefoil shape, with grotesque "style Berain" décor, in imitation of Moustiers models of the first half of the 18th c., length 10 3/4 in., width 8 1/2 in. $600/800
Reference: W. Chaffers, Marks and Monograms (Los Angeles, 1946), pp. 92-93; Boone Collection (Los Angeles, 1998), pp. 52-53, no. and color pl. 23.

84. A Queen Anne Oak Dressing Table, 18th c., molded top above drawers, arched, scalloped kneehole center, raised on cabriole legs ending in slipper feet, height 28 1/2 in., width 42 in., depth 22 in. $1800/2500

85. A Set of Eight George III-Style Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs, comprised of six side chairs and two armchairs, shield-shaped backs with Prince of Wales feather splats, acanthus-carved arms, upholstered over the rail serpentine seats on acanthus carved reeded tapered legs, armchair height 40 1/2 in. $2000/3000

86. A Regency Inlaid Mahogany Games Table, c. 1800-1825, the fold-over top with rosewood and satinwood banding, baize-lined playing surface, inlaid skirt, on turned, tapering legs, found in "estate" condition, height 28 3/4 in., width 36 in., depth 17 3/4 in. $1000/1500

87. A Pair of Queen Anne Elm Side Chairs, 18th c., tall shaped backs with tablet crest, vasiform splats, trapezoidal slip seats, scalloped seat rail, cabriole legs with pad feet, turned stretchers, height 42 in. $800/1200

88. A Fine Louis XVI-Style Carved Giltwood Petite Canapé, 19th c., rectangular back with ribbon and vine carving centered by a beribboned floral crest, padded arms terminating in ram's heads, ample seat, stop-fluted tapered legs, retaining antique gilt, upholstered in Aubusson tapestry, height 42 1/2 in., width 37 in., depth 23 in. $4000/6000

89. A Good Louis XVI Gilt and Black Painted Side Chair, 18th c., possibly Venetian, oval back with carved meander border, circular seat with scrolling grapevines, corners with paterae on leaf carved, fluted tapered legs, height 35 1/2 in. $800/1200

90. A Good Charles X Figured Mahogany Center Table, c. 1830, dished black marble top, the vasiform standard on swan-carved incurvate triangular base with paw feet, height 30 1/2 in., diameter 39 in. $2500/3500

91. A George III Mahogany Bureau, late 18th c., slant-front lid opening to fitted desk interior; four graduated cockbeaded drawers on tall bracket feet, height 41 1/2 in., width 41 in., depth 20 1/2 in. $1500/2500

92. A Louis Philippe Figured Mahogany and Gilt Bronze-Mounted Sécrétaire à Abattant, 19th c., the black marble top above frieze drawer, the fall front opening to fitted writing compartment with small drawers and mirrored back, long drawers below, the whole with bronze moldings, paterae and Classical mounts, height 55 in., width 39 in., depth 15 1/2 in. $1000/2000

93. Continental School, late 17th/early 18th c., "River Landscape with a Still Life", oil on canvas, unsigned, 26 1/2 in x 34 1/2 in., in a modern giltwood frame. $800/1200

94. Attributed to Heinrich Bürkel (German, 1802-1869), "Arrival into the Village", oil on canvas, 12 1/4 in. x 16 in., in an elaborate giltwood frame. $2500/3500
Note: Bürkel was known for his evocative and detailed scenes of German village life. The son of a somewhat impoverished landlord, Bürkel feared he would not be able to pursue his artistic studies. Through perseverance he eventually gained entry to the prestigious Munich Academy of Art where he studied under Wilhelm von Kobell (German, 1766-1853). Bürkel was an honorary member of the Academies of Vienna, Dresden, and Munich. His paintings are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including those of Berlin, Hamburg, and Leipzig.
Reference: Bénézit. Dictionnaire des Peintres, Librairie Grund, 1976, vol.2, pp. 402, 403.

95. Dutch School, 18th c., "The Village Kermesse", oil on canvas, unsigned, 25 3/4 in. x 34 in., framed. $3000/5000
Note: Kermesse is a Dutch term derived from kerk (church) and mis (mass) that originally referred to the celebratory mass said on the anniversary of the founding of a church, parish, or in honor of a patron. It soon became more generally used to refer to a village-wide festival accompanied by feasting, dancing, and sports competitions. Beginning in the Netherlands and in Northern France, the tradition of Kermesse soon progressed across Europe, where it exists to this day.

96. After J. Chapman (American, 19th c.), a group of twelve engravings of various historical figures, including "Charles IX of France", "Henry III of France", "Henry V", "Epaminondas", "Themistocles", "Alcibiades", "Charles John I", "Lysander", "Ptolemy Soter", "Phillip VII of France", "Paul I Emperor of Russia" and "Pericles", each sheet 10 3/4 in. x 8 1/4 in., unframed. $600/900

97. A Fine Pair of White Glazed Porcelain Salts, 18th c., probably English, unmarked, scalloped basins, walls ornamented with anthemia and pierced lancets, over winged lion head and paw feet. $300/500

98. An Extensive Meissen Porcelain Dinner Service, late 19th c., finely painted floral decoration and gilt highlights, comprising 12 dinner plates, 11 luncheon plates, 17 fruit plates, 14 bread plates, 14 teacups, 13 saucers, 2 demitasse, 2 saucers, coffeepot, creamer, covered sugar and undertray, approximately 89 pcs., largest plate diameter 10 in., teapot height 9 in., width 7 in., depth 5 in. $2000/3000

99. A French Terre de Lorraine Creamware Teapot, 18th c., unmarked, finely potted with quadrant bouquets in low relief, above base zone of scalloped reedings. Note: Condition. $100/200

100. A Continental Carved Elm and Bone "Boar Head" Cellarette or Humidor, late 19th c., hinged at the jaw, foliate scroll feet, height 25 in., width 14 in., depth 22 in. $1200/1800

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