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1. An Antique Louis XVI-Style Carved Fruitwood Bergère and Ottoman, 19th c., barrel back, padded arms, scrolled terminals, molded seat rail, fluted tapered legs with rosettes; the ottoman with pegged construction. $500/700

2. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Drop-Leaf Dining Table, early 19th c., Boston, apron fitted with a single drawer, trestle base with tapered columnar supports and cylindrical stretcher, volute scroll feet, casters, height 28 1/2 in., extended length 51 1/2 in., depth 42 in. $800/1200

3. A Fine Pair of Antique American Carved Mahogany Footstools, mid-19th c., rectangular seats, acanthus carved cabriole legs ending in finely carved ball and claw feet, height 16 1/2 in., width 24 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $800/1200

4. An American Late Federal Carved Rosewood Canterbury, c. 1815-1820, probably Philadelphia, with turned finialed supports, four shaped divided sections; the base with long drawer, turned legs, brass cup casters, height 20 1/2 in., width 17 3/4 in., depth 14 in. $800/1200

5. A Pair of Edwardian Rosewood and Marquetry Hanging Shelves, late 19th c., each shaped crest with beribboned flower basket inlay, three serpentine shelves connected by finely turned spindles, mirrored back, shaped base with floral swag, height 31 in., width 14 1/2 in., depth 5 in. $1000/1500

6. An Edwardian Paint-Decorated Satinwood Three Panel Folding Screen, c. 1910, each panel inset with glazing and fabric, height 72 1/8 in., width 54 1/2 in. $800/1200

7. A George III-Style Paint-Decorated Cupboard in the Form of an Architectural Model for a London Townhouse, triangular pediment with dentil molding, blocked frieze, Roman numerals, fluted pilasters flanking the doors in ashlar block motif, four windows and functional door with demilune transom, shelf interior; lower case of two short and two long drawers, blocked plinth pediment, height 83 in., width 46 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $1200/1800

8. A Restauration Mahogany Table de Nuit, early 19th c., the rectangular noir marble top above three drawers raised on square supports joined by a stretcher shelf, bun feet, height 34 in., width 17 3/4 in., depth 13 1/2 in. $1000/1500

9. A Louis XV Carved Fruitwood Petite Armoire, 18th c., associated cove-molded crest, paneled frieze with star cartouche, chamfered molded stiles, paneled door, on later cabriole legs, height 71 in., width 41 in., depth 20 in. $1500/2500

10. A Louis XVI Crème Peinte Chaise Longue, late 18th/early 19th c., molded back support, padded arms terminating in scrolls, molded frame with rosette blocks, tapered fluted legs, height 41 1/3 in., length 74 in., depth 33 1/4 in. $1500/2500

11. A Louis XVI-Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Mahogany Console Desserte, 19th c., Paris, demilune variegated white marble top, conforming case with frieze drawers over paneled cabinet, sides with mirror-backed galleried shelves, fluted tapering legs, height 36 in., width 95 in., depth 23 in. $3000/5000

12. Carle Vernet (French, 1758-1836), a set of four hunting scenes, each charcoal and gouache on paper, each image 15 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in., matted and framed alike. $1500/2500
Provenance: Sotheby's, July 8, 1999, as lot 294.

13. Vettore Zanetti-Zilla (Italian, 1864-1946), "Rialto Bridge, Venice", oil on canvas affixed to masonite, signed lower right, 14 in. x 20 in., in a carved giltwood frame, mounted in open shadow box. $500/750

14. Vettore Zanetti-Zita (Italian, 1864-1946), "Piazzo San Marco, Venice", oil on canvas affixed to masonite, signed lower right, 14 1/8 in. x 18 5/8 in., in a carved giltwood frame, mounted in open shadow box. $500/750

15. J. van Soest (German, 19th c.), pair of portraits of "Catharina Larive Cohu" and "Franciscus Cohu", both pastels on paper, former signed and dated "1838" at mid-left, each sight 13 in. x 10 1/2 in., each with descriptive labels in German en verso, in matching cove-molded, carved, gessoed, and giltwood frames. $1200/1800

16. H. Hartley (English, 19th c.), "The Thames Near Windsor" and "Summer Showers - Windsor", oils on canvas, each signed "H. Hartley" lower left, each titled en verso of canvas and with "Windsor and Newton" canvas stamps, each 12 in. x 16 1/4 in., in later giltwood frames. $1500/2500

17. Jean-Baptiste Isabey (French, 1767-1855), "Napoléon Bonaparte, Premier Consul de la Republique Française", watercolor miniature on ivory, signed and dated "1801" lower left, signed, dated and inscribed en verso, 4 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in., in a period frame with fine enamel reverse. $1000/1500
Note: Isabey left his hometown of Nancy to work as a miniaturist in Paris. An accomplished and promising artist, he eventually entered the studio of the great Neo-Classical painter Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748-1825). It is testament to Isabey's talent that a painter of David's stature and stylistic approach would accept a miniaturist as a student.
Isabey was soon one of the favored painters of the Court of Louis XVI, creating exquisitely rendered miniature portraits of the royal family and the various members of the French and Austrian aristocracy. He became so enmeshed in Court life that not only did he supply drawing lessons to the ladies of the court, he also frequently designed costumes and arranged festivities.
Despite his prominent position in the Royal Court, Isabey was able to remain publicly politically neutral. Though he continued a Royalist at heart, he soon received commissions from the men and women associated with the republic of Napoleon and, as seen in the present lot, Napoleon himself.
Isabey regularly exhibited at the Paris Salon. He was made a commander of the Legion of Honor, and supplied with a life pension, by Napoleon III.
Reference: Benezit. Dictionnaire des Peintres, Librairie Grund, 1976, vol. V pp. 730-732.

18. French School, 19th c., "Portrait of the Empress Josephine", miniature watercolor on ivory, signed "Tanny" with a "Galerie Hautecoeur, Paris" label en verso of liner, 2 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in., in fine period easel frame. $300/500

19. Joseph Karl Stieler (German, 1781-1858), "King Ludwig II of Bavaria", miniature watercolor on ivory, signed mid right, 3 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in., in the original fine mother of pearl and scrollwork filigree bronze frame. $400/600
Note: Stieler was from a family of engravers and received his early training from his father. He later studied in Wurzburg and Vienna before entering the atelier of Francois Gérard (French, 1770-1830) in Paris; it was during his time in France that he began to develop his distinctive, emotionally intense style of portraiture. Stieler concentrated on the features of the sitter, often leaving backgrounds and other superfluous elements dark or intentionally indistinguishable. This technique causes the viewer to focus instantly on the face and creates a sense of vibrancy and immediacy; this is true of both his miniature and full-scale work.
In 1820, Stieler was named the Official Painter of the Austrian Court.
Reference: Bénézit. Dictionnaire des Peintres, Librairie Grund, 1976, vol. IX p. 832.

20. Continental School, 19th c., "Woman with a Guitar", a fine miniature watercolor on ivory, faintly signed "...rezier" lower left, 3 3/4 in. x 2 7/8 in., in a wooden frame with ormolu liner. $400/600

21. English School, 19th c., "Lieutenant Henry Rutherford, Royal Navy", miniature watercolor on ivory, initialed "T.J." lower right, old handwritten inscription en verso: "Henry Rutherford, Lieutenant, R.N., of the last century, who, in command of a gun-boat, "went to the bottom", by hoisting too much the sails, while giving chase to the enemy", sight 2 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in., framed. $200/300

22. A Royal Vienna Polychrome and Gilt Porcelain Charger, late 19th c., reserved with a hand-painted scene of women in worship of Dionysus in a Classical setting, inscribed and with underglaze beehive mark en verso, diameter 14 in. $1200/1800

23. A Group of Eight American Pressed Brass Curtain Tie Backs, mid-19th c., acorn and oak leaf design, length 9 in., width 3 1/4 in. $300/500

24. An Antique Ebonized, Mother-of-Pearl and Brass Nécessaire de Toilette, mid-19th c., fitted with gilt metal and cut glass bottles and various accessories, the mirror framed by red satin drapery, height 6 in., length 13 in., width 9 3/4 in. $700/900

25. An American Classical Mahogany and Brass-Mounted Games Table, early 19th c., Boston, foldover top with reeded edge, conforming frieze, the turned support centered by a ribbed spherule, the molded saber legs mounted with gilt brass rosettes, on brass paw feet; original condition and finish, height 27 3/4 in., width 36 in., depth 17 3/4 in. $1500/2500

26. An American Federal Inlaid Mahogany Collector's Cabinet, early 19th c., with a pair of figured paneled doors enclosing sixteen trays with circular compartments and ivory pulls, inlaid shaped base, "French" feet, height 16 1/2 in., width 17 1/2 in., depth 9 1/2 in. $800/1200

27. A New Orleans Carved Mahogany Campeche Chair, mid-20th c., Kohlmaier & Kohlmaier, signed and dated on underside of seat rail, of generous proportions, large scroll and lobed crest, continuous back and seat, scroll arms with baluster supports, turned stretchers, leather seat with nailhead trim. $2500/3500
Provenance: Acquired by William Simmons from Kohlmaier & Kohlmaier.
Note: Best known for exquisitely crafted furniture after Georgian designs, the shop of Ruppert Kohlmaier, Sr. (1906-2002) and Ruppert Kohlmaier, Jr. also made pieces rooted in objects from Louisiana, often using figured cypress veneers.
The Campeche chair offered here is based on an example in a New Orleans private collection. When the piece was brought to the Kohlmaier studio for conservation, the Kohlmaiers were so impressed with the design and comfort of the chair that they asked to use it as a prototype.
Kohlmaier Campeche chairs are usually signed on the frame, often underneath the upholstery. From 1954, when Ruppert, Jr. joined the firm, until Ruppert, Sr.'s death in 2002, pieces were signed "Made by Ruppert Kohlmaier Sr./Jr." in German.
Neal Auction Company would like to thank Ruppert Kohlmaier, Jr. for his assistance with this catalogue entry.
References: Schmalz and Mitchell, The Art of the Craftsman: Ruppert Kohlmaier, Sr. A Retrospective Exhibition, p. 27.

28. A New Orleans Carved Mahogany Campeche Chair, mid-20th c., Kohlmaier and Kohlmaier, signed and dated on the underside of the seat rail, en suite with the preceding lot. $2500/3500
Provenance: Acquired by William Simmons from Kohlmaier & Kohlmaier.

29. A Pair of Chinese Export Pronk Porcelain "La Dame Au Parasol" Plates, 18th c., the wells enameled in the Imari palette with Cornelis Pronk's famous design of a lady standing before waterbirds as her attendant shades her with a parasol, the rims banded with alternating figural and avian cartouches on an iron red cell-pattern ground, the exteriors with seven insects in underglaze blue, diameter 9 1/8 in. $2000/3000
Note: The "La Dame au Parasol" pattern was one of four designs commissioned by the Dutch East India Company from the Dutch artist Cornelis Pronk (1691-1759), who was sent to Canton to design services for Export. The original "La Dame au Parasol" watercolor by Pronk, executed in 1734, is rendered on Chinese Export porcelain in the blue and white, Imari, and famille-rose palettes.

30. A Chinese Export Famille Rose Decorated Blue and White Porcelain Covered Tureen and Undertray, 18th/19th c., the tureen with quadrilobed oval body decorated with shaped famille rose floral and figural panels on blue and white diaper ground with iron red and gilt highlights, domed lobed cover with pierced crown finial, the undertray en suite, tureen interior, tureen base and undertray base with peony spray, tureen height 6 1/4 in., width 10 in., undertray height 1 1/2 in., width 11 in., depth 9 7/8 in. $800/1200

31. A Chinese Export Famille Rose Porcelain Charger, 18th c., the circular well finely enameled with a central medallion enclosing floral sprays, the cavetto and scalloped rim with peony sprays within a shaped diaper band, the exterior with stylized lingzhi sprays, height 1 7/8 in., diameter 13 3/8 in. $500/700
Provenance: Acquired Manheim Gallery, New Orleans, December 1987.

32. A Regency Calamanderwood Work Table, early 19th c., the drop-leaf top with diamond inlay, one drawer over a silk barrel-shaped work basket, the chamfered stem with leaf-carved base, lobed collar, incurvate plinth, scrolled feet, casters, height 28 3/8 in., width 18 1/2 in., depth 18 1/8 in. $1000/1500

33. A William IV Mahogany Tea Poy, 19th c., chamfered lid opening to fitted interior with tin canisters, faceted standard, incurvate plinth, ball feet, casters, height 29 in., width 18 in., depth 12 in. $1200/1800

34. A Pair of Regency Carved Mahogany Armchairs, early 19th c., each with incised foliate crest rail, reeded slat, scrolled reeded arms, trapezoidal slip seat, reeded rail, on ring-turned tapered legs. $600/900

35. A Set of Regency Mahogany Quartetto Tables, early 19th c., each figured top with molded edge, bamboo-turned uprights, incurvate rear stretchers, trestle feet, largest height 27 1/4 in., width 19 1/2 in., depth 13 1/2 in. $1000/1500

36. A Fine West Indies Carved Tropical Hardwood Poster Bed, early 19th c., Barbados or Jamaica, the massive posts with spiral and ring turnings, fluted balusters ending in blocked bases, turned disc feet, the headboard surmounted by a palmette carved crest, conforming plain rails, height 91 1/2 in., length 76 in., width 53 5/8 in. $2000/3000
Note: The distinctive stylized palmette headboard and spiral and reeded urn posts on this bed are very similar to those on a Jamaican mahogany bed illustrated in Connors, Caribbean Elegance, p. 115, fig 98.

37. An American Classical Gilt Bronze Three Piece Argand Lamp Garniture, early 19th c., Cornelius & Co., comprising a double branch and pair of single branch lamps, each with an urn-form font surmounted by a bud finial, foliate brackets, the standard modeled with gothic arches, stepped plinth raised on round spreading feet, etched and cut glass shades, prism hung, double branch height 20 in., width 19 1/2 in. $4000/6000
Note: A nearly identical example is illustrated in "The Manufacture of Argand Lamps in Philadelphia", R. Curt Chinnici, Magazine Antiques, February 2002.

38. A Charles X Rosewood and Marquetry Coffer, c. 1830, height 7 1/2 in., width 22 1/4 in., depth 14 in., with key. $700/1000
Provenance: Descended in the Family of Marie Emeranthe Becnel Brou Hermann (1776-1851).

39. A Continental Birdseye Maple and Penwork Workbox, c. 1800, probably Spa, Belgium, the top and sides with scenes of buildings in landscapes, retains key, height 3 1/2 in., width 10 in., depth 6 3/4 in. $1500/2500

40. A Pair of English Bronze and Crystal Figural Girandoles, c. 1835, labeled by retailer Stoutenburg & Cox, New York on candlecups, each consisting of a seated figure in Ottoman costume with arms raised to support candlecups and prism-hung cut crystal bobêches, seated on unusual, thick etched glass bases with cut stars, height 13 1/4 in. $1500/2500

41. An Antique Sheffield Plate Hot Water Urn, 19th c., urn-form, tapered lid with pineapple finial, foliate loop handles, bead and gadroon decoration, base with reticulated skirt on anthemion scroll feet, height 20 in. $1000/1500

42. A Fine American Chippendale Carved Cherrywood Tea Table, c. 1770, circular tilt top with molded edge, birdcage with baluster-turned supports, fluted standard on cabriole legs with floral carvings, elongated ball and claw feet, height 27 in., diameter 31 in. $12000/18000

43. An Important American Federal Inlaid, Carved Mahogany and Redbay Sofa, early 19th c., Charleston, the reeded and reticulated crest rail terminating in foliate moldings, tall arms with palmette-carved baluster supports, seat rail with rosette blocks, reeded legs, casters, height 37 in., width 83 in., depth 30 in. $8000/12000
Note: Several of the finely carved embellishments on this sofa relate to those on furniture documented in Charleston. The applied roundels at the reeded stile intersections on the crestrail are similar to those on mahogany chairs descended in the Kinloch or Middleton families of Charleston. (1) The reeded collars on the legs have lobed ends, drill marks and rope twist moldings similar to those seen on bedposts recorded in MESDA Research Files from three different Charleston carvers (MRF 29,250; 13,804; 11,709) The sophistication of this sofa is further enhanced by a unity of motifs: the fine foliate inlay placed behind the arm support on the carved crestrail end.
The documentation of Redbay (Persea borbonia) in American furniture is exceedingly rare perhaps due to its superficial resemblance to mahogany. Redbay grows along the Southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts and was used in Charleston furniture mostly as a secondary wood and more rarely as a primary wood. A c. 1740 Charleston redbay and cypress side table conserved by the Yale University Art Gallery (acc. 1930-2586) is a rare documented example of the use of redbay primary wood. (3) Contemporary redbay trees are threatened with extinction from an infestation of the Asian ambrosia beetle, discovered in coastal Georgia from 2002.
Reference: (1) Rauschenberg and Bivens. The Furniture of Charleston 1680-1820, Vol II, Neoclassical Furniture, p. 773, fig. Nch-17a. (2) Ibid, pp. 792-793, fig. NBS 4-a, NBS 4c NBS 4d; p. 825, fig. NB 11c. (3) Ibid, Vol. I, pp. 256-257.

44. A Fine American Classical Carved Mahogany Multi-Form Table, early 19th c., Philadelphia, having a foldover swivel top, bolection molded and gadrooned skirt; distinctive acanthus carved and scrolled supports terminating in bosses, incurvate plinth, with scrolled feet, casters, height 29 1/4 in., width 48 in., depth 24 in. $1000/1500

45. An Exceptionally Rare Pair of Flight, Barr and Barr Oval Porcelain Bird Plaques, c. 1813-1820, one depicting a rose-ringed parakeet, the other a bird of prey, each finely painted in a naturalistic landscape, the underglaze red circular mark reads "Flight, Barr & Barr Proprietors of the Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester, Established 1751", in matching giltwood paneled frames. $2000/3000

46. A Chinese "Dayazhai" Turquoise Ground Porcelain Vase, early 20th c., bulbous rectangular form raised on four round feet, decorated in the Empress Dowager style with birds, wisteria and peony on a turquoise ground, one facet with the Dayazhai (Abode of Great Refinement) mark inscribed beside the Tian di yi jia chu (Spring in Heaven and Earth, One Family) seal mark in iron-red, the pierced base with the Yong qing chang chun (Eternal Prosperity and Enduring Spring) mark in iron-red, height 12 in., width 6 1/2 in. $1000/1500

47. A Chinese "Da Ji" Porcelain Wall Plaque, 19th/early 20th c., flattened double gourd form supported on a simulated cafe-au-lait "wood" stand and tied at the waist with a long flowing turquoise ribbon, the center of each bulb with a medallion enclosing a single character "da " and "ji" (great happiness) in gilt, encircled by blue spotted bats and reserved on a gilt trellis-diaper and coral-red ground, the top surmounted by a large gilt bat, mounted in a wood frame, porcelain height 14 1/4 in., overall 17 1/2 in. x 13 1/2 in. $1500/2500

48. A Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Vase, early 20th c., wide cylindrical form raised on a tall foot, with sloped shoulders, columnar neck and bulbous mouth, the body finely enameled with a continuous outdoor figural scene, the neck with auspicious emblems on a dense yellow ground, recessed base with apocryphal Qianlong (1736-1795) four-character seal mark in overglaze blue, height 15 3/4 in. $800/1200

49. A Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Bowls, early 20th c., interiors enameled with a central roundel enclosing a crane on a ruyi ground, surrounded by a large band of floral sprays on a lime-green ground, recessed bases with four-character Hongxian Yu Zhi marks, height 2 1/2 in., diameter 5 1/8 in., presented on stands, Note: one with restorations; together with two celadon ground bird-and-butterfly plates, diameters 7 1/4 in. Note: one with restorations. $400/600

50. An American Classical Cast Iron Bootscraper, early 19th c., Baltimore, the wings of the opposing griffins forming a rectangular blade, atop a white marble plinth, original condition, height 20 3/4 in., width 12 5/8 in., depth 6 5/8 in. $400/600
Note: This bootscraper is of a design seen on the exteriors of many important Baltimore historic homes of the 19th century; most notably the Enoch Pratt House, 201 West Monument Street.

51. A Staffordshire Pottery Transfer-Printed Lafayette Commemorative Plate, early 19th c., the deep blue glaze reserve depicting a turreted castle identified by the title "La Orange The Residence of the Marquis Lafayette", impressed E. Wood & Sons Burslem Warranted, diameter 10 1/8 in. $200/400

52. A Continental Grand Tour Engraved Brass Obelisk from the Place de la Concorde, mid-19th c., on black slate base with original thermometer, height 17 1/2 in. $800/1200

53. A Good Continental Patinated Bronze Vase in the Neoclassical Taste, early 20th c., with a high relief frieze of satyrs and putti, decorative handles and moldings, on a circular black marble base, height 14 1/2 in., width 15 in. $1200/1800

54. A Pair of Louis Philippe Doré Bronze Ewers, anthropomorphic caryatid, overall decoration of scrolled foliage and lozenges, circular base, height 14 in. $1000/1500

55. An Italian.800 Silver Coffee and Tea Service, Vallè Mario Snc di Vallè Carlo e Alberto, Milan, ret. F.lli Peruzzi, Florence, comprised of a coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar and creamer, ornate long necked melon forms raised on scroll supports, decorated with scrolls, foliage and flowers, coffee pot height 10 in., combined weight 109.30 troy ozs. $1000/1500

56. An Italian Silverplate Fish Platter and Cover, Teghini, Florence, elongated oval platter, the conforming cover with cast fruit and floral removable handle, height 4 1/2 in., length 30 in., width 14 1/4 in. $600/900

57. A Pair of Continental Silver Three-Light Candelabra, hallmarks rubbed, with foliate bobêches and stems, set on shaped bases, height 18 in., width 14 1/2 in. $1200/1800

58. A Pair of Regency Sheffield Plate Warming Stands, plain circular forms with hinged ring handles, height 1 1/2 in., width 8 5/8 in. $200/400

59. An Antique English Silverplate Venison Dome, mid-19th c., strapwork handle, Renaissance Revival chasing and beaded border, height 11 in., length 18 in. $300/500

60. A Fine English Sterling Silver Centerpiece, Alexander Macrae, London, 1860, naturalistically modeled in the form of calla lilies and foliage on a rockwork base, height 17 1/2 in., weight 41.45 troy ozs. $3000/5000

61. A Pair of Decorative Turned Hardwood and Silverplate Stag-Mounted Wine Buckets, circular rims with removable liners, mounted with stag handles, height 10 1/4 in. $1000/2000

62. An Antique English Silverplate Centerpiece in the Neo-Grec Taste, mid-19th c., the oval frame with cast swan finials atop four paw foot columnar supports, the lobed base on compressed hexagonal feet, with conforming wheel-cut crystal bowl, height 10 in., length 12 3/4 in., width 8 5/8 in. $1000/1500

63. An American Federal Blown and Etched Glass and Patinated Bronze Hall Lantern, early 19th c., the foliage and flower decorated shade resting in a foliate frame with trefoil projections, clear glass smoke bell with chains, height of shade 14 1/2 in., diameter 14 in. $1500/2500

64. A Good Pair of American Gilt Metal Hall Lanterns, mid-19th c., the corona with masques in profile, tripartite bracketed cage form with flared scalloped smoke bell suspended above the Neo-Grec etched and cut glass shade, height 55 1/2 in., diameter 22 in. $1500/2500

65. A Pair of French Gilt and Patinated Bronze Candelabra, 19th c., each in the form of a putto with upraised arms issuing two scrolled acanthus candle arms, the whole atop circular marble pedestal, square plinth, height 24 in. $2500/3500

66. A Fine Regency Patinated Bronze Argand Lamp, early 19th c., urn-shaped font with foliate scroll handles, foliate arms, the lotus leaf cistern raised aloft by dolphins, triangular pedestal mounted by ram's heads, and supported by sphinxes, on a stepped plinth, etched and cut glass shades, height 24 1/2 in., width 22 in., depth 9 in. $1200/1800

67. A Napoleon III Egyptian Revival Slate and Bronze-Mounted Three-Piece Clock Garniture, 19th c., the clock with striking gong movement marked "Marti, Paris", porcelain dial with visible escapement, flanked by caryatids; the case and accompanying obelisks incised with hieroglyphics and Egyptian symbology, height of clock 13 in., width 15 in., depth 7 1/2 in., height of obelisks 19 1/2 in. $1200/1800

68. A Napoleon III Gilt Bronze and White Marble Three Piece Clock Garniture, late 19th c., architectonic case with eagle finial, mounted with swags, drapery and flowering urns, the conforming five-light candelabra with scrolled arms, on tapering standard, clock height 23 in., width 16 in., depth 4 3/4 in. $1000/2000

69. A Parian Figure of Lady Godiva, 1870, and stamped "Patent Applied / Copeland" at back of base, height 22 1/2 in., width 7 in., depth 7 in. $400/600

70. An American Classical Carved Giltwood Mirror, 19th c., oval mirror plate, the surround surmounted by cornucopiae issuing fruit, retaining original gilt surface, height 41 in., width 32 in. $1500/2500

71. A Fine Regency Carved Giltwood Overmantel Mirror, early 19th c., projecting cornice with spherule pendants and blocked corners, elaborate frieze with scrollwork and dolphins flanking a shell, original tripartite mirror plates, engaged spiral columns, height 35 1/2 in., width 53 1/4 in. $1500/2500

72. An English Cut Glass Hurricane Shade, mid-19th c., central lozenge and star cut band, the body cut with vertical rows of stars, height 21 3/4 in., diameter 8 1/2 in. $800/1200

73. An American or English Etched Glass Hurricane Shade, 19th c., the body with a flower, leaf and berry design, height 20 1/4 in., diameter 8 in. $700/1000

74. An Important American Rococo Carved Rosewood Half Tester Bed, mid-19th c., New Orleans, related to the bed at Lansdowne in Natchez, MS, purchased from Prudent Mallard; having a serpentine tester with beaded molding and finials, tapered cluster column posts, foliate-carved scalloped paneled headboard with ripple molding; highly carved foliate and flower-carved scalloped rails, arched footboard with rounded ribbon-carved corners, carved and fluted low posts fitted with mosquito bars, height 125 in., length 86 in., interior width 68 1/2 in. $35000/50000
Provenance: Descended in the Villere-Clark-Atkinson family of New Orleans.
Note: The distinctive tester, urn-carved crest, cluster posts, paneled headboard, and serpentine rails of this bed relate closely to the well-known rosewood bed from purveyor Prudent Mallard (Sevres/New Orleans 1809-1879) at Lansdowne in Natchez, Mississippi, and to a number of New Orleans beds offered in these rooms including a bed from a White Castle, Louisiana Plantation sold as lot 294, October 11, 2008.
The carved foot rail on this bed departs from the Lansdowne model with continuous incurvate form with mosquito net bars concealed in elaborate melon and fluted posts. The sophisticated carved strapwork details on the foot rail are a foray into the Renaissance Revival style, soon to eclipse Rococo fashion in the mid-19th century.
Reference: The Lansdowne bed is illustrated in Otto, American Furniture of the 19th Century, pl. 289.

75. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood and Marble Top Duchesse, mid-19th c., probably New Orleans, carved scrolled supports centering a cartouche shaped mirror, serpentine grey veined white marble top, large fitted drawer, double-scrolled legs, stretchers centering urn finial, height 73 in., width 45 in., depth 23 in. $6000/8000
Provenance: Descended in the Villere-Clark-Atkinson family of New Orleans.
Note: The base of this table is identical to that on a rosewood duchesse purchased by Miss Ima Hogg from Kane's Antiques, New Orleans, now in the Bayou Bend Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Warren, p. 148, fig. F240.

76. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Armoire, mid-19th c., New Orleans, birdseye maple fitted interior, foliate carved crest with a central cabochon, turned and lobed finials, finely molded paneled doors, plinth drawer, height 108 1/2 in., width 65 3/8 in., depth 23 3/4 in. $8000/12000
Provenance: Descended in the Villere-Clark-Atkinson family of New Orleans.
Note: Suites of bedroom furniture linked to the Lansdowne examples and the shop of Prudent Mallard, including the suite offered here, are often assembled in a complementary arrangement rather than manufactured with absolutely homogenous motifs, as seen more often in American suites later in the 19th-century. Assembled suites related to the lots offered here include furniture at Lansdowne itself, a suite (bed, duchesse, and single door armoire) descended in a New Orleans family with an 1874 receipt from Prudent Mallard; a suite (bed, armoire, dresser, washstand) historically associated with 133 4th Street, New Orleans; and a bed and armoire from a New Orleans collector.
Reference: Neal Auction Company lots 306-308, September 30, 2006; Neal Auction Company lots 894-896, October 2008. Neal Auction Company lots 381-382, April 2009

77. A Pair of American Rococo Carved Rosewood Bedside Commodes, mid-19th c., probably New Orleans, each with ogee frieze drawer over door with shaped panel, plain plinth, reeded feet, height 31 1/2 in., width 22 in., depth 15 in. $2500/3500
Provenance: Descended in the Villere-Clark-Atkinson Family of New Orleans.

78. An American Gothic Carved Walnut Side Chair, c. 1840, New York, oak leaf finials on reticulated arched back, molded stiles, scroll brackets, bowed seat, turned legs, casters. $500/700

79. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Side Chair, c. 1815, New York, tablet crest rail, medial rail carved with cornucopiae, scroll stiles continuous to trapezoidal seat, saber legs. $700/900

80. An American Late Classical Mahogany Extension Dining Table, c. 1830-1840, the cluster column base on quadripartite scroll and turned supports, with six original leaves, height 29 in., closed length 47 1/2 in., width 40 in., each leaf width 16 1/2 in. $2500/3500

81. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Tilt-Top Center Table, early 19th c., Philadelphia, circular top, tapering stem with faceted collar over incurvate triangular plinth and foliate paw feet, casters, height 30 in., diameter 40 1/2 in. $2000/3000

82. A Fine American Carved Rosewood Sofa Table, mid-19th c., bearing partial label for Alexander Roux, New York, molded top with drop leaves, a pair of frieze drawers, turned and blocked legs connected by stretchers, height 29 in., open width 52 1/2 in., depth 26 in. $1500/2000

83. An American Federal Mahogany Bookcase, c. 1830, cove molded cornice above a pair of glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves, lower case of three short over two long drawers, shaped bracket feet, height 97 in., width 50 1/2 in., depth 17 in. $1500/2500

84. An American Federal Inlaid Mahogany Bowfront Sideboard, early 19th c., New York, shaped top above a long drawer and a pair of doors flanked by shell-inlaid doors; square tapered cuffed legs, height 39 1/2 in., width 73 in., depth 25 in. $3000/5000

85. A Pair of American Classical Brass-Inlaid and Carved Mahogany Games Tables, c. 1820-1825, Mid-Atlantic, one inscribed "Made by James White around 1822" (listed 1823-24 at 124 South Front Street, Philadelphia), molded foldover tops with canted corners, the conforming skirts with applied lyres, on acanthus-carved stem, oval plinth on molded saber legs ending in brass paw feet, casters, height 28 1/2 in., width 34 1/2 in., depth 17 1/2 in. $3000/5000

86. An American Rococo Carved Mahogany Lady's Desk, mid-19th c., attributed to Thomas Brooks, Brooklyn, NY, sarcophagus top superstructure with cartouche mirrored door opening to birdseye maple interior with shelves, canted stiles with floral scrolls; lower case with inset tooled leather writing surface, kneehole configuration of drawers, cabriole legs, original state throughout, height 66 3/4 in., width 39 1/2 in., depth 22 in. $1500/2500

87. An American Late Classical Rosewood Footstool, early 19th c., the rectangular box form on bracket feet, retains original brass casters, height 15 in., width 22 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $400/600

88. An American Late Federal Walnut Tall Chest, early 19th c., the rectangular top with blocked corners, reeded frieze, four short drawers over four graduated drawers, flanked by ring-turned split columnar stiles, scalloped moldings, turned legs; yellow pine secondary wood, height 51 1/2 in., width 37 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $2000/3000

89. A Rare American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Sofa, mid-19th c., attributed to J.H. Belter, New York, the serpentine crest rail carved with grapevines and "C" and "S" scrolls, rose-carved arms, the seat rail with floral clusters and trailing vines, cabriole legs, scroll toes, casters, height 40 in., width 74 3/4 in., depth 27 1/2 in. $4000/6000

90. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Grecian Sofa, early 19th c., Boston, molded crest rail, "S" scroll head with anthemion terminal, "C" scroll foot, bolection-molded seat rail, melon feet, brass cuffs, casters, height 34 in., width 72 in., depth 24 in. $1500/2500

91. An Important American Gothic Carved Rosewood Center Table, c. 1845, after a design by Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892), New York, original hexagonal white marble top, conforming skirt with ripple molding and acorn pendants, cluster supports with foliate collars, shaped plinth with trefoil terminals, casters, height 31 in., diameter 43 in. $25000/35000
Note: Alexander Jackson Downing's illustration "Drawing Room at Kenwood, Gothic Style" appears as figure 179 in his influential 1850 The Architecture of Country Houses, and provides important documentation for Alexander Jackson Davis' (1803-1892) architectural commission for Joel Rathbone's 1842 Hudson River Valley villa, Kenwood. Of note is the similarity of the lot offered here to a table in the Kenwood illustration, which is likely of Davis' design. In 1844 Rathbone wrote Davis, "I am quite anxious you should come; for I want you should help us with the Chairs and Table..."
Tables closely related to this lot include: a rosewood table bearing a "Mr. J. Rathbone/Kenwood" label at the High Museum, Atlanta, (acc.1983.190) that was also exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 1976; a table from the Davis-designed villa "Belmead", built for Philip St. George Cocke in Powhatan County, Virginia, in 1845 and now at Andalusia; a table at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (acc. 1981.402); a table in the University of Utah collection; a table in the Terian collection illustrated in Feld. In Pointed Style, p. 82-83, fig. 38; a table illustrated in Fizgerald. Three Centuries of American Furniture, p. 211, fig. x-4; and a table sold at Christie's, New York, as lot 530, January 16, 1998.
The unity of Gothic design and variation of detail among the examples listed above demonstrate the high ambitions of the cabinetmaker. The restraint of ornament and fine craftsmanship in this group also indicate a New York maker with French cabinetmaking expertise such as Alexander Roux (active 1837-1881) or Charles Baudouine (active 1829-1855).
Reference: Davies. "Gothic Revival Furniture of Alexander J. Davis," Magazine Antiques (May 1977) p. 1021. Feld. In Pointed Style, p. 82-83, fig. 38; Howe and Warren. The Gothic Revival Style in America 1830-1870, p. 41 fig. 73.

92. Jean-Joseph Vaudechamp (French, 1790-1866, active New Orleans, 1831-1839), "Portrait of Marie Emeranthe Becnel Brou (Madame Samuel Hermann)", oil on canvas, signed and dated "1833" lower left, with a handwritten label identifying the sitter en verso, 45 in. x 35 1/8 in., in a period giltwood frame. $25000/35000
Provenance: Descended in the family of the sitter; to her granddaughter (from her first marriage to Pierre Antoine Brou) Louise Polymnie Josephine Brou Hebrard (1828-1905); and thence by descent to Berthe Marie Olivier de Vezin de Tarnowsky.
Note: Widowed as a young woman, Emeranthe married German immigrant Samuel Hermann (1778-1853), who became one of the wealthiest merchant bankers in New Orleans in the early years of the 19th century. In about 1830 Hermann built the handsome townhouse at 820 St. Louis St. that is now a National Historic Landmark open to the public as the Hermann-Grima Historic House Museum.
The museum's collection includes the splendid Vaudechamp portrait of Samuel Hermann which is the pendant to the portrait offered here, as well as Vaudechamp portraits of the Hermann children Marie Virginie and Lucien.
Jean-Joseph Vaudechamp, who wintered in New Orleans from 1831 to 1839, is considered the foremost portrait painter in the city during that time.
Reference: Rudolph, William Keyse, Vaudechamp in New Orleans, New Orleans: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2007. Encyclopaedia of New Orleans Artists, 1718-1918, pp. 392-393. Reproduced in Korn, Bertram Wallace, The Early Jews of New Orleans, American Jewish Historical Society, Waltham, 1969; and Rudolph, William Keyse, "Jean-Joseph Vaudechamp in France and Louisiana," dissertation, Bryn Mawr College, 2003, pp. 417-418.

93. Joseph Rusling Meeker (American/Louisiana, 1827-1889), "Bayou Plaquemines, Louisiana", 1884, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left, 18 in. x 30 in., in a carved and giltwood frame. $25000/35000
Note: Joseph Rusling Meeker was a master at depicting the ethereal atmosphere and variations of light of Louisiana's swamps and bayous. In the painting offered here, Meeker contrasts a luminous sky with the dark, finely detailed trees creating a strong chiaroscuro effect and accurately portraying the time of day. A smaller but similar composition from the Roger H. Ogden collection, and now in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, has the same central grouping of trees and expansive landscape in the background.
Reference: Delehanty, Randolph, Art in the American South: Works from the Ogden Collection, LSU Press, 1996, p. 20-21.

94. Alfred W. Thompson (American, 1840-1896), "On the Road to Norfolk", 1886, oil on canvas, signed and dated "'86" lower right, with a "The Charleston Renaissance Gallery, Charleston, SC" label en verso, 9 in. x 14 in., in a giltwood frame. $20000/30000

95. Charles Giroux (b. France, c. 1828, active New Orleans 1868-1885), "Une Scène Acadienne", oil on canvas, unsigned, 14 1/8 in. x 17 3/8 in. $15000/25000
Note: Charles Giroux depicted the rural landscapes of Louisiana's bayou country from the 1860s to the 1880s. Employing a unique style, perspective and compositional format, his work is often unsigned. The painting offered here relates closely to a signed work in the collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art from the collection of Roger H. Ogden. Both works depict a similar cabin along a curved bayou with chickens in the yard and a flock of ducks paddling in the water, with a woman in a blue dress and a man in a red shirt. Additionally, each has a fence line with a similar perspective of a dirt road running on the diagonal, and large moss-laden trees in the foreground. The billowing clouds and distinctive bright coloration are other traits of this painting that are quintessentially characteristic of Giroux.
Reference: Delehanty, Randolph, Art in the American South: Works from the Ogden Collection, LSU Press, 1996, p. 119.

96. Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785-1859) and James Hall (1793-1868), Editors, History of the Indian Tribes of North America, 1858, Daniel Rice and A.N. Hart, Philadelphia, 3 volumes, octavo, original tooled full leather, all edges gilt, lithographs printed and colored by J.T. Bowen. $7000/10000
Provenance: Ardoyne Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, LA.

97. After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), The Quadrupeds of North America, by John James Audubon and the Rev. John Bachman, published by V.G. Audubon, New York, 1854, 3 volumes, octavo, with 155 plates after J.J & J.W. Audubon, printed and hand-colored by J.T. Bowen and Nagel & Weingaertner, uniformly bound. $2500/3500
Provenance: Ardoyne Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, LA.

98. After John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Stanley Hawk", Plate XXXVI, hand-colored aquatint engraving, Havell edition, from Birds of America, the elephant-folio paper watermarked "J. Whatman/ 1836", sheet 37 5/8 in. x 24 5/8 in. $3000/5000

99. [Wall Map], J. Calvin Smith, Map of the United States of America including Canada and a large portion of Texas, 1844, New York, hand-colored engraved wall map, made from 9 sheets, linen-backed, with large decorative border showing vignettes of American Indians, cities, hunting and wildlife, 5 ft. 6 in. x 10 ft. 8 in., with original wooden dowel top. $1200/1800
Provenance: Ardoyne Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, LA.

100. [Wall Map], Jacob Monk, New Map of that portion of North America exhibiting the United States and Territories, the Canadas, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Mexico, also, Central America and The West India Islands, 1853, Baltimore, colored lithograph, linen-backed, original wooden dowel, top, 58 in. x 60 in. Note: Condition. $500/700
Provenance: Ardoyne Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, LA.


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