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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1344500 (stock #788)
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An exquisite Olmec culture pre Columbian Mexico Jade hard stone mask. Measuring 8" x 6" x 3". A beautifully carved image with bold facial features. In ancient condition with centuries of deterioration of the stone matrix from being buried in an acidic soil, leaving the harder Jade intact authenticating the age. From a Stanford collection.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1254525 (stock #630)
A fine early 19th century miniature cabinet by Alphonse Giroux possibly a salesman sample. Finely carved in excellent condition partial label on reverse. Measuring 19 inches tall by 10 1/4 inches wide and 5 deep. A fine example of this famous French furniture makers work. Biography, François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (died May 1, 1848, in Paris) was a French art restorer and ébéniste .He studied painting under Jacques-Louis David, and founded an art restoration business near the end of the 18th century. He was the official restorer of Notre Dame Cathedral, and collected and exhibited art by Louis Daguerre, Charles Marie Bouton, Charles Arrowsmith, Charles Renoux, and others. As well as restoring art, his business made and sold furniture in various styles for the French royal family and others.[1] He is also known for constructing the daguerrotype cameras designed by Daguerre.[2]
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1269049 (stock #653)
This image of the Buddha is in a naturalistic style most probably prompted by colonial influences. It has been carved in wood, lacquered and gilded and inset with glass fragments backed with coloured foil (known as hman-zi- shwei-cha) and overlaid thayo work, a process whereby thin, rolled strands of lacquer and ash putty are applied in patterns. The image is in the Mandalay style and shows the Buddha seated in vajrasana, with his right hand gesturing to the earth in the bhumisparsa mudra position. It is probably the most characteristic form of religious sculpture in Burma (Lowry, 1974). The posture, known as 'calling the earth to witness', represents the moment when the Buddha was seated in meditation under the Bodhi tree during the evening before his enlightenment. Mara asked him to name anyone who would give evidence that he had given alms, and the Buddha motioned to the earth with his right hand and said that the earth would bear witness to that - in a previous incarnation when he was known as Vessantara, he had given alms to such an extent that the earth had begun to quake. The image shows the Buddha seated on a low platform or socle and dressed in ample robes with naturalistic folds and pleating. Earlier images of the Buddha across Southeast Asia tended to show the monastic robes in a much more schematic way. The eyes have been inlaid with a white material, usually described as mother-of-pearl, with black pupils probably painted on with black lacquer. The cranial protuberance (unisha) is rounded and the head decorated with tight curls in low relief. Unusually, the curls are arrayed in a pattern on the back of the head, rather than being in a more typical, somewhat random manner. The image has been lacquered with black lacquer and then gilded. Overall, the image is very sculptural and decorative: the naturalistic flow of the robes, and the refinement of the face, are particularly pleasing.37"T x 32"W x 24"D. In good antique condition some minor losses and age cracking.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1339191 (stock #766)
Offered is an exquisite antique German Dresden porcelain urn with finely painted details with gold trim and ram head handles. Dimensions 8.0ʺW × 7.0ʺD × 15.0ʺH Condition Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Federal : Pre 1837 VR item #1179277 (stock #578)
A fine American federal period carved shield back side chair circa 1830 of the finest quality in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1335632 (stock #762)
A splendid Thailand gilt bronze Shiva, distinguishing in traditional classic Ayutthaya style dating back to the 15th-18th century Siam, well-cast and highly detailed with raised ornamentation of floral and foliate forms, adornments of jeweled necklaces, girdle and crown in traditional Ayutthaya royal attires, with flames rising beneath his knees, the Creator/Destroyer is kneeling in adoration above a beautifully sculpted bull, Nandi. Shiva holds in his ten extended arms the attributes associated with his cosmic activities: the trident, hammer, sword, knife, rope, arrow, and the snake Naga in his lower left hand. Antique circa 1900. Measuring 17" x 10 x 3".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1154662 (stock #536)
Hung-shan Culture and made about 5,500 to 5,000 years ago in the late Neolithic period. Neolithic inhabitants of eastern China believed in a mystical bird that brought the life of heavenly spirits to humanity. As a result, they carved images of this mystical bird from fine jade as a means of communication between people and the gods. Jade carved figure of a bird. Measuring approx. 8 x 6 x 2 inches. Fine aged surface and form a museum quality piece 7 day return privilege on purchase. Provenance , From The Late Phillip Kirkeby Collection. http://www.scu.edu/desaisset/collection/kirkeby.html
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1155546 (stock #544)
Japanese bronze Ikebana planter with dragon and wave motif beautifully crafted artist signed in excellent condition with all original patina. Measuring 12.5 x 9.5 x 4 inches. A fine example of Japanese Meiji period bronze art.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1920 item #1007808 (stock #325)
An exquisite sterling overlay cranberry glass pitcher awarded as a trophy for the Motor Boat Club of America. Measuring 13.5 inches tall in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1158408 (stock #547)
A fine Pennsylvania Dutch painted document box belonging to Susanna Lengweiler dated 1839. All original paint and lock and key this box is in excellent condition measuring 11.5 x 8 x 4.5 inches. A very fine and rare example of Americana.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Early : Pre 1800 item #1269086 (stock #656)
Fine early oak Welsh Dresser with scrolled top molding, banded inlay, cock beaded drawers and cabinet doors with original antique brass hardware. Presented over finely carved Queen Ann legs with slippered feet. 20" L x 68" W x 77" H Please inquire for shipping cost.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #463868 (stock #074)
Antique Fireman Captains trumpet megaphone or loud hailer c. 1860 sliver plated over brass. Engraved floral decorations and a trophy of fireman’s ladder hat and hose. Measuring approx. 20 inches long and 7 inches at the widest point in excellent antique condition some minor scratching dents and sliver plate wear. This is a museum quality example of antique firefighting equipment.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1357142 (stock #798)
Authentic pair antique Ming dynasty green glazed terra-cotta tomb figure dating to circa 1368 – 1644 AD. Chinese Ming dynasty green and amber lead-glazed pottery funerary figures with separately moulded removable heads, each standing on a hexagonal waisted plinth. The attendants were typically located within the main burial chamber. They were responsible for taking care of the personal details of the life of the deceased inside the tomb. Each measuring approx 15.5 inches tall and 4.5 x 4.5 at base. Some minor restoratations and losses commensurate of age.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #553987 (stock #208)
Antique American running horse gold gilt copper body weathervane, a beautiful example with great lines and form in typical antique condition with some wear denting and bullet holes. Mounted on a black painted wood display stand measuring approx. overall length 29 inches. A fine piece would make a great decorative accent piece for any interior antique or modern.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1232543 (stock #617)
Olmec Jade Mask Pendant Origin: Mexico, Circa: 1200 BC to 900 BC, Dimensions: 3 5/8 high x 2.5 wide, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Olmec, Medium: Jade.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1315699 (stock #737)
Late 19th Century Louis XV tall, two-tier pastry table with cherub ormolu mounts and floral inlay. Handles on lower tier for ease in moving while entertaining. In very good antique condition some wear commensurate of age. Measuring 34.5" L x 22" W x 37.5" H.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1800 item #1057018 (stock #392)
Lantaka a 18th century cast bronze SWIVEL-CANNON “Rail Gun” or “Deck Cannon” solid bronze beautiful details measuring approximately 36 inches long. These cannon were used by the legendary Malay pirates, with small cannon-balls it was a powerful offensive weapon. Lantakas were manufactured during the 17th and early 18th century in Holland by Dutch East India Company for export to Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. Later in the 18th century most of them were cast in Indonesia by Dutch colonists and also by local people. Since the bronze cannons were very expensive they become a symbol of wealth and a form of currency; in fact the more cannon a man owns the greater his wealth.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Pre 1837 VR item #1142213 (stock #515)
This attractively proportioned games table is a form famously produced in the Salem, Massachusetts area at the beginning of the 19th Century. The serpentine form with ovolo corners, coupled with richly carved foliate and reeded legs, is a motif used by those cabinetmakers and carvers associated with the successful workshop of Samuel Field McIntire (1757-1811). The hinged serpentine top has a serpentine front and sides with outset ovolo corners. The top rests above a conforming apron with a vibrantly grained mahogany panel. Richly carved and turned legs flank each corner of the apron and the proper right rear leg, swings out to support the flyleaf top. The legs terminating in ornate gilt brass casters.