2008 Spring Select Auction

French, Italian and More Fancy Furniture

249. Mahogany Louis XV style bureau plat, extensive ormolu mounts in great detail including men to corners and edging around top surface, black leather top with gold trim, three drawers to front and three false drawers to reverse, 31"h x 70"w x 35"d, overall excellent condition, minor discoloration to top. 2,500-4,000
251. French vitrine of brilliant flame grained mahogany with tufted green interior, omolu mounted escutcheons, applied carvings include blossoms, shells and gold accented leaves. Two beveled glass doors to top with three glass shelves, bombe lower cabinet houses two drawers with birdseye maple fronts over four open-front drawers. 88"h x 46"w x 18"d, excellent condition. 2,500-3,000
302. Pair of black urns, marble mosaic exterior, round base with large central stem and three secondary stems support broad urn bowl with gold collar, secondary stems have dramatic paw feet, acanthus leaves and grotesque open mouth lion masks, 46"h x 23"d. 2,500-3,500
336. Black lacquered credenza with single door flanked by two curved glass side compartments, ormolu mounted edging and floral trim, extensive floral and vine inlay, velvet covered shelves, original finish, excellent condition, 42.5"h x 62"w x 16"d. 1,000-1,500
255. 19th century Venetian silver chest on gilt stand. Cut corner chest with two doors enclosing four-drawer interior, flip lid upper bout with hand painted interior, exterior covered in pale blue/silver jacquard weave fabric, original ornate strap hardware and drop handles to sides, all on dramatic gilt paw-foot stand. 38"h x 31"w x 24"d. Stand shows minor wear with repair to one leg. 1,500-2,000

257. Italian mahogany expandable game table, cut corner form, fully inlaid with blossoms, leaves, scrolling and twisting vines in mixed burled and brilliantly grained woods in tan, yellow, coral, dark brown, olive green and pale pink. Underside of top is inlaid with backgammon board. Interior removeable board has inlaid checkerboard to one side, brilliant green velvet card playing surface to reverse. Third layer has roullette board that slides apart to expose roullette wheel and storage compartments. Includes round game pieces, poker chips in caddy, assorted dice and two leather clad dice cups. 30" x 30" x 30". Elegant contemporary piece in pristine condition. 1,500-2,500
253. Bombe three drawer chest with sage green marble top, parquetry inlaid diamond pattern, three string inlaid panels to each drawer front, ormolu mounted legs at top and bottom, ornate original leaf and vine hardware, original finish, 20th century, 31"h x 38"w x 20"d, some veneer loss, small section missing to left hind foot, overall excellent condition. 1,000-1,500
260. c.1880 French Art Nouveau vitrine, classic Nouveau carved shapes and accents, apricot velvet interior, three glass shelves, 61"h x 23"w x 13"d, mild staining to top and interior. 1,000-1,500
256. French mahogany inlaid game table, revolving flip top with brilliant green felt playing surface. Inlaid with walnut and assorted woods to top and four skirts in blossoms, vines and leaves, ormolu mounted edging and legs, 31"h x 32"w x 23"d, superb condition. 800-1,200
250. Argyle pattern parquetry inlaid Italian bombe two-drawer chest, dramatic walnut and cherry inlay, original scrolled hardware, ormolu mounts to front feet, 29"h x 37"w x 19"d, terrific size. Very good condition, great patina, vertical separation to one side, two circular ink stains to top, 3/4" minor veneer chip to one side. 750-1,000
282. Early European hand painted and carved wood alms box. Gessoed wood with carved and painted religious scenes, slotted lid with wire hinges, expected chips to surface due to age, structurally sound, 10"h x 13"w x 6.75"d. 800-1,000
438. French carved figural cornice converted to king headboard, deeply carved with full standing cherub holding basket of flowers, acanthus leaves and blossoms. In old gray, dark green and gold paint. Apricot brocade fabric to headboard. 48"h x 79"w, minor chips. 500-1,000
358. Pair of French fan-back chairs, c.1920s, beautifully accented with flame-grained wrap and hand carved crowns, acanthus capitals to legs, covered in an elegant upholstery decorated in complex floral designs in subtle colors, 42"h x 31"w x 22"d, excellent condition. 750-1,000
315. French Art Deco curio cabinet, c.1920s-1930s, brilliantly flame-grained satinwood with two lattice-front doors and two glass shelves, upper shelf with rounded corners. 51"h x 36"w x 12"d. Overall excellent condition, two 1" areas of veneer loss to lower edge. 600-800
261. Late 19th century Art Nouveau bench, probably French, classic Nouveau lines, four hoof feet, carved blossom center panels to both sides, carved skirt, cane seat. 28"h x 28"w x 20"d. Later caning, joints loose. 600-800
254. Trouvailles marble top flamed mahogany bombe chest, crotch mahogany insets to drawer fronts, ormolu mounts including bearded man to skirt, mottled cream color marble, 20th century, 36"h x 52"w x 21"d, shallow surface chip to marble, excellent condition. 600-800
437. c.1900 Italian style heavily carved walnut bench, violin scrolls to legs and stretchers, acanthus leaves and vines, black and white tweed upholstery, 18"h x 34" x 18", excellent condition. 500-700
360. Italian wrought iron chair with heavy brass bun finials with overlapping leaves and pods, nicely riveted brown mottled leather seat and back with gold trim, floral medellion to front and rear, stylized three-toed feet, hand tooled seat, 32"h x 24"w x 19"d, one rivet replaced. 500-700
65. Hand carved ornate gilt mirror with open work to crown and corners with scrolls, large blossoms, leaves and mirrored crown, 49"h x 31"w, excellent condition with a few slight surface losses. 350-450