Decorative Arts

A Fine Highly Carved Oak Nine Tube Tall Case Clock

Sold on October 6, 2007 for $108,687.00

late 19th c., Walter Durfee movement, case attributed to R.J. Horner, Co., New York, retailed by Tiffany & Co., the tubular bells, also marked by Durfee, play Whittington and Westminster chimes, the arched crest with griffins flanking a cabochon cartouche, acanthine frieze, the face flanked by full relief figures of “Father Time”, the beveled glass door below with Seraph and female terms to the sides, the griffin base centered with a carved plaque of a Viking ship, on blocked feet, height 113 in.

A Tiffany Studios "Lily Pad" Leaded Glass and Bronze Table Lamp

Sold on February 22, 2002 for $107,250

c. 1910, the shade with an all over pattern of emerald and aquamarine lilypads against a blue-green ground, lower border set with textured emerald tiles, on bronze spiraling base, shade stamped “Tiffany Studios, New York, 1502”, the base stamped “Tiffany Studios, New York, 443”, height 26 ½ in., diameter 20 ½ in.

A Fine Rococo Revival Carved Walnut Nine Tube Tall Case Clock

Sold on December 1, 2007 for $51,700.00

c. 1895, Waltham Clock Co., retailed by Smith Patterson Company, plays Whittington and Westminster chimes, tubes marked, top with stepped cornice, carved with rocaille, roses and putto mask, case with carved scrolling stiles, putto masks and asymmetrical glazed panels, spreading plinth with a central cartouche, height 108 in., width 30 in., depth 20 in.

A Large Baccarat Crystal "Bambous Tor" Forty-Six Light Chandelier

Sold on March 4, 2006 for $38,775.

20th c., comprised of aqua and clear cut glass elements bearing etched Baccarat mark, the spreading corona over two dome tiers, a vasiform standard and three graduated tiers of ropetwist scroll arms, ending in prism-hung bobeches and candle cups, a bowled circlet with a large spherule below, the whole hung with button swags, Albert spears, and fleur-de-lis, height 75 in., diameter 52 in.

A Napoleon III Marble Urn and Bronze-Mounted Pedestal

Sold for $35,250.00 on February 23rd, 2008. WORLD RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION.

mid-19th c., signed Eugene Cornu (French, d. 1875), the breche d’aleps marble urn carved with grapes and foliage, satyr mask handles, the tapered rouge marble pedestal with floral and foliate finely cast bronze doré mounts, height 81 in., width 24 in., depth 24 in.

A Fine George III-Style Anglo-Irish Cut Crystal Sixteen-Light Chandelier

Sold on February 23, 2002 for $33,350.

mid-19th c., electrified, height 60 in., diameter 44 in.

A Monumental Rouge Marble Grand Tour Column

Sold on December 10, 1994 for $33,100.

early 19th c., in the form of Diocletian’s Column, h. 49 in

An Important American Carved Mahogany Tubular Tall Case Clock

Sold on October 6, 2007 for $29,375.00

c. 1900, by Walter Durfee, retailed by Theodore B. Starr, New York, the bonnet with carved shell ornaments above frieze with applied vines over an arched glazed door with flanking acanthus scrolled supports, the silvered dial with applied brass Arabic numerals and pierced spandrels with inscribed medallion, the case with carved putti supports and central glazed door revealing nine tubular bells marked Durfee, below shell and foliate carving, the plinth base with scrolled brackets ending in bun feet, height 97 in., width 23 in., depth 15 in.

A Rare and Important Three-Piece Grand Tour Garniture

Sold for $26,290.00 on February 12th, 2011

early 19th c., unusually fine and large, meticulously cut in giallo di Siena marble, on very good nero belgio marble plinths, representing the Ruins of the Temple of the Heavenly Twins, Castor and Pollux; the Temple of Vespian, inscribed “[R]estitver”; and the Column of Phocas, the base extensively engraved with an inscription discovered in 1813, height 18 3/4 in., 18 1/2 in., and 21 3/4 in.

An Aesthetic Gilt Bronze Volute Clock

Sold for $23,500.00 on December 4, 2005

c. 1875, by E.F. Caldwell & Co., New York, h. 19 1/4 in..

A Covered Jade Vase

Sold on February 23, 2002 for $25,300.

early 20th c., of white nephrite with scant smoky brown inclusions, the relief dÈcor consisting of Daoist figures seated in a cave, the surrounding vegetation dense, the cover surmounted by a stupa-shaped urn, the chain attached to an ox beneath a pine tree, height 8 in., length 13 ½ in.

A Fine Colonial Revival Carved Mahogany Nine Tube Tall Case Clock

Sold on December 1, 2007 for $24,675.00

c. 1895, movement and tubes marked Walter Durfee, retailed by Tiffany & Co., New York, plays Whittington and Westminster chimes, brass finials, scrolled pediment over an arched moon dial, feather and fan-carved case flanked by gilt-brass mounted columns, stepped plinth, on lobed, shell feet, height 100 1/2 in., width 23 1/2 in., depth 17 in.

Governor Jimmie H. Davis Tooled Leather and Sterling Silver Bohlin Saddle, Martingale and Headstall

Sold on September 9, 2017 for $24,400.00

stamped “Bohlin made, Hollywood, Calif., Sterling”, with silver nameplate “Jimmie H. Davis”, LA governor 1944‑1948 and 1960‑1964, Edward Bohlin, silversmith; together with You Are My Sunshine: The Jimmie Davis Story by Gus Weill (Pelican, 1991), autographed by Jimmie Davis after an appearance at Mel Tillis Theatre, Branson, MO, Nov. 17, 1991 and Jimmie Davis, More Than Sunshine by Kenny Gill (Sweet Dreams, 2000); accompanied by provenance documentation incl.: letter from Jimmie Davis to Kenny [Gill], dated Dec. 22, 1980; letter from Kenny Gill to Earl [Northrup], dated Oct. 7, 1992; autographed photograph from Kenny Gill to Earl and Mrs. Northrup; letter from Audie W. Northrup, dated Mar. 28, 2013; and paperwork from Rio Grande Trading Co.

A Pair of Georgian-Style Bronze and "Lapis Lazuli" Athéniennes

Sold for $23,500.00 on October 11th, 2008

the finialed lidded urns mounted on tripodal supports topped by rams heads, garlands and guilloche moldings, ending in acanthine hooves, incurvate onyx plinth bases, height 52 in., diameter 18 in.

A Fine Pair of Antique Louis XVI-Style "Sevres" Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Urns

Sold on October 4, 2003 for $23,000.00


An Aubusson Carpet

Sold on December 8, 2001 for $23,000.

c. 1860, the burgundy field with shaded red scattered foliate sprays around a large cartouche containing a rose bouquet in pink and green hues on an ivory ground, golden scroll work border, contained within a pale pink ground, the spandrels having polychromed floral bouquets and acanthus, in an egg-and-dart border, 18 ft. 11 in. x 15 ft. 9 in. Provenance: Fairvue Plantation, Tennessee.

An American Cast Iron Sugar Kettle of Massive Proportions

Sold on April 14, 2007 for $21,150.00

19th c., height 39 in., diameter 87 in.

A Pair of Fantasy Rock Crystal, Malachite, Gilt and Patinated Bronze and Marble Figural Garniture Obelisks

Sold for $20,912.50 on April 25, 2014.

obelisks supported on rhinoceros’ howdah, marble bases with decorative mounts, fronted with a pietra dura scene of a temple, height 41 1/2 in., width 10 1/2 in., depth 21 in.

An American Federal Carved Giltwood Eagle

Sold for $20,912.50 on May 4th, 2013.

early 19th c., spreadwing, clutching arrows, height 13 1/2 in., width 43 in.

A Group of Chitimacha Tribe Baskets

Sold on April 7, 2001 for $20,067.00.

some single weave, some double weave, by various weavers, including Lydia Darden and Ada Thomas.

A Set of Fine Antique American "Lamb and Willow" Cast-Iron Fencing

Sold on April 14, 2007 for $19,975.00

mid-19th c., approximately 90 ft., twelve sections, thirteen posts, most retaining their collars and finials, the reserves and gate with motif of weeping willow tree and lambs, the gate also marked in arch “Isaac B. Rich, 1874”, height of each post 45 in., each section height 38 in., width 7 ft. 7 in., gate height 41 1/4 in., width 28 in

A Vintage Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk

Sold for $19,717.50 on January 30th, 2010.

early 20th c., the brass and leather-bound case with yellow and green striped paint, stenciled with the initials “A.J.B. Jr.” (for Major General Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle of Philadelphia 1896-1961), completely fitted interior, retaining shipping labels from several countries and old tag stating contents (general’s uniforms), height 30 in., width 44 1/4 in., depth 21 1/2 in.

A White Nephrite Vase and Cover

Sold on February 23, 2002 for $18,975.

first half 19th c., of baluster form, carved in low relief with stylized leaves, height 10 1/2 in.

An Important Italian Renaissance Majolica Plate with the Legend of Perseus and Andromeda

Sold for $17,625.00 on July 12th, 2008

c. 1535-1545, Duchy of Urbino, in the orbit of Nicola da Urbino (known active 1520-1538) and/or Francesco Xanto Avelli (active probably c. 1524-1542), possibly by one of the painters of majolica for Cardinal Antonio Pucci, c. 1540, tin-glazed earthenware, unsigned, height 1 3/8 in. (4 cm.), diameter 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.)

A Very Fine Napoleon III Bronze Doré and African Onyx Garniture de Cheminée, mid-19th c.

Sold on June 9, 2007 for $17,625.00

Paris, comprising a pedestal clock supporting a gilt bronze “Satyr Family” group in the style of Claude Michel, called Clodion (French, 1738-1814), flanked by five-light candelabra held by gilt bronze putti adapted from designs by the same master, all on elaborately scrolled and garlanded gilt bronze incurvate bases, over bun feet, centerpiece: height 25 1/2 in., width 10 in., depth 10 in.; candelabra: height 23 3/4 in., width 9 1/2 in., depth 7 1/2 in.

A Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk

Sold for $17,150.00 on February 23rd, 2008.

c. 1900, with damier canvas, lock plate with serial # 08360, large paper label, interior with a shallow felt lined tray and large canvas strap “box”, sides painted with “L.U.N., K.Y., on squat integral wheels, height 20 in., width 23 1/2 in., depth 16 1/2 in.

A pair of monumental Louis XVI-style patinated iron gates

sold on April 17th, 2005 for $16,450.00.


An Italian Carrara Marble Figural Jardinière

Sold for $15,535.00 on November 19th, 2011

late 19th c., signed at right rear on the lower edge of the marble, “Prof. A. Petrilli[,]” Firenze / Made in Italy, on a verde antico base, height 31 1/2 in., width 42 1/2 in., depth 15 in.

A Pair of Monumental French Patinated Bronze Six-Light Figural Torcheres

late 19th c., Sold on October 4, 2003 for $14,950.00


An Italian Carved Rouge Marble Three-Piece Grand Tour Garniture

Sold for $14,937.50 on May 4th, 2013.

mid-19th c., representing prominent ruins located in the Roman Forum, including the Temple of the Heavenly Twins Castor and Pollux; a corner of the Temple of Vespasian; and the Column of Phocas, with a fanciful bronze image of that prince, heights of temple fragments 14 in.; of Phocas’s column, 14 1/2 in

A Continental Carved Elm and Bone "Boar Head" Cellarette or Humidor

Sold for $14,687.50 on July 12th, 2008

late 19th c., hinged at the jaw, foliate scroll feet, height 25 in., width 14 in., depth 22 in.

A Suite of Marble Figures, of the "Four Seasons"

Sold on April 14, for $14,100.00

each appropriately modeled; variously oxidized surfaces with some wear and discolor, height 61 1/2 in., width 14 in., depth 15 in.

A Monumental and Impressive Napoleon III Gilt Bronze Surtout du Table

Sold for $12,925.00 on July 12th, 2008

19th c., in four sections, each centered by a musical trophée with pierced “vintage” surround, baluster-form finials, paw feet with palmette, acanthus, shell and foliate scroll decoration, height 6 in., length 82 in., width 27 in.

A Fine Palace Size Kashan Carpet

Sold for $12,925.00 on December 3, 2005

c. 1925, 14 x 22 ft. 6 in., Provenance: A Dallas Texas Estate.

A Pair of Monumental American Cast Iron Garden Urns

Sold on June 2, 2001 for $12,650.

mid-19th c., with a scalloped open bowl on tripartite gryphon supports on a triangular plinth base, height 49 in., diameter 47 in.

A Neoclassical-Style Gilt and Patinated Bronze Jardinière

Sold for $12,547.50 on April 25, 2014.

late 19th/early 20th c., central corbeille on baluster support, smaller corbeilles on winged female terms, incurvate triangular faux marbre base, height 40 1/2 in., width 29 in., depth 29 in.

A Group of Eight Continental Carved and Painted Pine Columns

Sold on April 14, 2007 for $11,750.00

probably part of an architectural interior, each approximately 8 ft. tall, height 94 in., bases 17 in. square.

A Fine Napoleon III Champleve Enamel and Gilt Brass Clock Garniture

Sold on October 6, 2007 for $11,637.00

late 19th/early 20th c., the large domical and columned clock case with cylindrical body, the works marked “…Paris”; together with a pair of columned temples (en suite), clock height 19 1/2 in., diameter 10 in.; temples height 14 1/2 in., diameter 6 1/2 in.

A Persian Serapi Carpet

Sold on March 4, 2006 for $11,456.25.

interior navy blue flourishes and floral designs set within an overall creme field against a blue banded border with interlocking alternating floral and geometric patterns, 11 ft. 9 in. x 16 ft. 2 in.

A Pair of Fine American Blown and Etched Glass "Hurricane" or Storm Shades

Sold for $11,212.00 on May 17, 2003.

second quarter 19th c., h. 23 in.

A Chinese CloisonnÈ Jardiniere

Sold on February 23, 2002 for $10,925.

20th c., of oval form, turquoise ground decorated with plums and foliage in relief, Greek key border, height 7 ¼ in., width 14 ¾ in., depth 9 ½ in.

A Fine English 18-Inch Terrestrial Library Globe, c. 1870

Sold on June 9, 2007 for $10,757.00

W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh & London, made up of two sets of twelve finely engraved gores, engraved brass hour dial, brass meridian circle with graduated degrees, the papered horizon ring with degrees of amplitude and azimuth, compass directions and houses of the Zodiac

A Figured Walnut Case Regulator Clock in the French Provincial Taste

mid-19th c. Sold for $10,350.00 on May 17, 2003.


A Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk

Sold for $10,200.00 on February 23rd, 2008.

with “LV” logo canvas, lock plate having serial number “021247”, padded lid interior, paper label, sides with painted names “Belknap” and “J.R.B/Louisville, K.Y.”, on squat, integral wheels, height 13 1/4 in., width 35 in., depth 21 in

An antique Kirman Palace carpet

sold on April 17th, 2005 for $9,800.00.


Etched and Blown Glass Fly Catcher

mid-19th c. Sold for $9,775.00 on May 17, 2003.


A Set of Six Tiffany-Marked Iridescent Favrile Glass Footed Sherbet Dishes

Sold on February 22, 2002 for $9,488.

c. 1910, the glass golden with pink and lavender tones forming round bowls cut with swag and garland motifs, height 3 ¼ in.

An Italian Ebonized, Polychromed and Carved Giltwood Circular "Blackamoor"

Sold on October 13, 2001 for $9,200.

Pedestal in the 18th Century Venetian Taste, c. 1900-1910, height 35 ½ in., diameter 31 in.

A Good Pair of Antique Iron Gates

Sold on March 4, 2006 for $9,106.25.

mid-18th c., probably French, found in good order, variable aged and oxidized surfaces, height 103 1/2 in., width 62 in.

A rare Gorham aesthetic movement mixed metals table lamp

c. 1883, Sold on April 16th, 2005 for $9,106.25.


Dale Chihuly (American/Washington, b. 1941)

Sold on June 9, 2007 for $8,812.00

“Macchia”, blown glass, signed and dated “Chihuly, PP01” with Plexiglas cover and plinth, height 9 1/2 in., width 11 in., depth 10 1/2 in.; together with a book by Robert Hobbs, Chihuly alla Macchia from the George R. Stroemple Collection, Beaumont: Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 1993.

A Fine French Gilt and Patinated Bronze Figural Clock Garniture

Sold for $8,268.75 on December 3, 2005

19th c., clock h. 17 in., candelabra h. 25 1/2 in..

Pair of Patinated Metal Figural Garden Torcheres

Sold on October 4, 2003 for $7,590.00


A Pair of Continental Gilt Bronze Nine Light Candelabra in the Gothic Taste

Sold on October 4, 2003 for $7,475.00


A Polychromed Carved Pine Bust of Andrew Jackson

Sold on June 8, 2002 for $7,475.

late 19th c., height 16 in., width 17 in., depth 10 in.

A Fine German Porcelain Figural Group of Leopards

Sold on February 3, 2007 for $7,340.00

c. 1914, by the Schwarzburg Workshop for Porcelain Art, after a model by Etha Richter (German, 1888-1965), signed and dated on the side of the base, impressed fox factory mark, finely detailed and glazed, approximate length 17 in.

A Set of Rene Lalique Molded Glass Stemware

Sold on December 8, 2002 for $6,900

in the “Thionville” pattern introduced in 1924, 36 pieces total

A Rare Set of Twelve Steuben Crystal "Audubon" Ornithological Plates

Sold on October 13, 2001 for $6,900.

c. 1955-1970, each reserve deeply engraved with a different bird, each signed, diameter 10 in.

A Fine and Large Parisian Alabaster, Gilt Bronze and Cloisonne Urn

Sold on October 4, 2003 for $6,612.00


A French Calamanderwood, Gilt Bronze and Cut Crystal Cave à Liqueur and Humidor.

Sold on October 12, 2002 for $6,325.


A Fine, Large Pair of Antique Baccarat Lustre Candelabra

Sold on March 4, 2006 for $5875.00

probably late 19th c., the undersides of the lobed circular bases impressed with “Baccarat” label, with graduated (shaded) topaz-to-garnet and clear spiral-molded glass elements, hung with reverse-cut clear glass prisms, height 23 1/2 in., width 13 in., depth 7 in.

A Magnificent Museum Quality "Normandy Lace" Tablecloth

3 ft. x 9 ft Sold for $5,462.00 on June 7, 2003


A Pair of Charles X Gilt and Patinated Bronze Five Light Candelabra

Sold on October 4, 2003 for $5,462.50


A French Patinated Bronze and Yellow Sienna Marble Desk Clock

Sold on October 6, 2007 for $5,287.00

early 20th c., the spherical case, with magnifying lens on the dial and back, mounted on the figure of an eagle perched on a socle base and plinth, marked “Made in France”, height 14 in., width 12 in.

A Large Polychromed Wood Figure of St. Peter Martyr

18th c. Sold for $4,312.00 on June 7, 2003.


A Set of Murano Gilt Glass Stemware

Sold for $3,680.00 on June 7, 2003.

early-to-mid 20th c., comprising 42 pieces.

A Late Regency Cut Crystal and Gilt Bronze Two-Light Argand Lamp

c. 1820 Sold on December 6th, 2003 for $3,565.00


Spanish Colonial School, 18th c., "Christ as Man of Sorrows"

Sold for $3,105.00 on June 7, 2003.

Ecuador, polychromed carved and gesso wood, total h. 30 1/4 in

A Fine Napoleon III Burlwood and Kingwood Cave à Liqueur,

c. 1860 Sold on December 6th, 2003 for $1,610.00


A Rare William IV Tortoiseshell Sewing Coffer

Sold for $1,380 on June 7, 2003.

c. 1830, h. 4 1/2 in., w. 2 1/2 in., d. 1 1/2 in