2007 Fall Select Auction

Statuary, Architectural, Collectibles, and More

365. Pair of early 19th century Russian figural gilt bronze seven-light candelabra, each with semi draped woman holding a wreath in one hand, and in the other a large torch supporting the candle arms, all finely decorated with acanthus scrolls and blossoms, pedestal with petal-tip rims surrounding continuous frieze of cherubs and animals at play, top of each pedestal features the crest of Prince Demidov supported by two beasts and under a crown, 31.5", electrified, excellent condition. The Demidov (Dimidoff, Demidow) family acquired great wealth in the 18th century through iron mining and the production of weapons for the tsars. 5,000-10,000
357. Austrian bronze tent lamp, large example with great detail. An arab man stands on a large carpet next another man kneeling with his hand in a box of merchandise, behind him sits a table holding a hookah, coffee pot and lidded box. Leaning against and hanging from the tapestry tent are weapons, a long-handled fan, water jugs, and necklaces, and a large lantern hangs from the front, all of it mounted to black marble base. 14"h x 11"w x 9.5"d, some paint wear, a few chips to marble, including rear chip to corner, one mounting screw is missing nut under marble. 5,000-8,000
355. Pair of bronze mounted lidded marble urns, red marble with white veins, ram heads with twin-snake twist handles, hanging wreaths, fruit finials, wreaths to round foot atop square stepped base, 27"h x 13"w, chips to one stem, overall excellent condition with typical age lines. 4,000-6,000
360. German bronze arab tent lamp with bare breasted woman holding tapestry under canopy, impressed GERMANY, 9.5"h x 6.25"w x 5"d, old paint partially worn. 1,500-2,500
428. Two c.1925 hand constructed solid copper cupolas, wood frame to base tapered octagonal forms with five louvered vents to each panel, riveted and hand soldered seams, decorative globe finials, terrific mint green patina, 54"h, 25"d top, 36"d bottom. Condition: weather worn, bottom skirting is bent and folded as evidence of removal, one finial detached. 800-1,200
358. Austrian style arab figural lamp, man seated on tiled floor surrounded by weapons and backed by a hanging rug, hanging domed light fixture with six glass panels in red, green and blue, back impressed Germany. Repaired splits to light fixture, sword missing handle, spear partially detached, some visible solder, rewired. 14"h x 7"w x 5"d. 2,500-3,500
359. Austrian bronze figural lamp, two arabs in hut with swinging cook pot over fire and utensils hanging on stone wall, marked Austria on back, faint polychrome paint, 8.5"h x 7"w x 6"d, excellent condition. 1,500-2,500
86. Large Black Forest carved walking bear, early 20th century, glass eyes, 16"h x 24"l, in brown painted fur with pink and white mouth, carved from three pieces of wood, two plugs below ears, missing one tooth, very good condition. 1,500-2,500
341. Bronze statue of a Cossack, after Evgenie A. Lanceray (Russia 1848-1886), fully armed and holding a goblet, dark brown patina, on green marble base, Cyrillic signature, 19.5", excellent condition. 1,500-2,500
361. Bronze and marble figural group, after Claude Michel Clodion (1738-1814), central figure of satyr with child and pipes, 12"h, marked Clodion, atop 3.25" red marble base with brass beaded trim, flanked by pair of cherub figural two-light candle stands, urn candle cups with wreaths, red marble bases with wreath trim, marked Clodion, 11"h x 8"w, excellent condition. 1,500-2,500
344. Bronze polychrome statue of a crusader, detailed helmet and flowing robes over full-body chainmail, tower shield, holding long sword in scabbard, base reads Le Preur, atop green marble base with metal tag reading Crusader, Maurice Favre, 21"h bronze, 23"h total. 1,000-2,000
424. Louis Vuitton style hard-shell suitcase, classic stenciled brown and gold design, cotton interior in terrific condition, original tray, cotton woven handles, leather and brass tack edging, LHP monogram to side, original leather handle shows wear, a few nicks to corners, 13"h x 22"w x 15.5"d, overall in fabulous condition. 200-300
451. Three carved balsa rook or crow decoys, original black paint, amber glass eyes with black pupils, bent wire stands for feet, minor paint losses, one eye missing, age lines and cracks around beaks and heads, 17" long. 500-700
452. Folk Art farm scene by Alonzo Wood. Three-dimensional hand carved and painted farm scene with barn, log cabin with chimney and a front porch with a cat and a churn, covered well, pond, birdhouse with birds, ducks, snakes, rabbit, cows and fence. Signed on roof: Country Home made by Alonzo Wood, Ringgold, GA. Good condition, some breaks to fence, some losses, 53"long x 35"w. 400-600
362. Leon Pilet, France, 1840-1916, Cold metal statue of a barrel maker, c.1900, title tag reads VIGNERON, signed in mold, excellent detail and patina, 24"h, excellent condition. 400-600
403. Austrian Bronze figural inkwell, Buffalo with arched back, powerful stance, detailed musculature and brass horns atop rocky ground, flanked by square inkwells with hinged lids. Underside of base impressed Made In Austria, underside of both lids marked HK, VII, metal inserts to both, one attached, one loose, no glass or porcelain inserts, 15"w x 6"h x 6"d. Excellent condition. 400-600
363. Bronze portrait bust of Michelangelo on marble base, marked MICHEL-ANGE, 15"h, chips to marble. 400-600
346. Bronze replica of Greek statue on pedestal, rich green-brown original patina with gold highlights, marked P.B.u.Co. Munchen Made in Germany, 14". 400-600
356. Pair of ornate ewers, bare-breasted lady handle with dolphin head ends, four large Viking faces around body, cherub face to front, four dolphins to feet, also decorated with fruit, shells, scrolls and fans, copper inner body, 18.5"h, excellent condition. 300-500
450. Supreme Windproof Lighters in cardboard display rack, twelve unused Zippo-style lighters with enameled pinup girls, six different designs, 14" x 10" display, most lighters in good to very good condition, one with heavy losses to enamel, display marked $2 each in old ballpoint. 100-200