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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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Musical : String : Pre 1980 item #1229428 (stock #616)
Fine Gibson L 5s solid body electric guitar. Excellent playing condition. A 1970s era guitar one of the finest instruments gibson produced.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1950 item #1359145 (stock #805)
Vintage Chinese white Jade carved pendant with image of boy and peach tree. Measuring 6 x 4 cm. or 2 x 1.25 inches. In excellent condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1940 item #1175006 (stock #573)
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) Oath of the Women from Lysistrata Bloch 267-272. Original pencil signed etching from the deluxe edition of 100 signed etchings. Printed by Roger Lacourière (French, 1892–1966) Date: 1934 Medium: Etching Dimensions: plate: 8 11/16 x 5 3/4 in. (22.1 x 14.6 cm) sheet: 15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (38.4 x 28.3 cm) Condition is very good some minor staining and foxing very slight minor surface creasing.
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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1930 item #1387420 (stock #834)
Original impressionist oil on panel by Paul Hagemans. He was born in Antwerp in 1884, the son of the celebrated landscape painter Maurice Hagemans. He received early artistic instruction from his father but at the age of fifteen enrolled at the Academy of Antwerp. Here he was fortunate enough to be tutored by one of the most important landscape painters of nineteenth century Belgium, Isidore Verheyden as well as receiving classes in figure painting from Herman Richir. Graduating in 1906 he established a studio in Antwerp and commenced painting the portraits, figure pieces, landscapes and still-lifes for which he is now celebrated. His early career was spent painting a number of large murals as well as designing stained-glass windows for both ecclesiastical and secular purposes. Although much in demand during this early part of his career it was not until after WWI that his work was fully appreciated by the public and critics of Belgium. By the early 1920’s he had fully developed his unique style of painting, one that utilized a thick impasto and a ‘Luministe’ color palette. Hagemans was to exhibit his work at all of the major Belgian art institutions as well as private galleries too numerous to list. Measuring 24 x 28 in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1800 item #1332863 (stock #754)
Original antique Bronze mortar and pestle late 17th early 18th century. Beautiful casting original pestle solid bronze. Measuring 4.5" Diameter 3.5" Tall pestle 6.5" Long. Exquisite patina.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1378202 (stock #825)
19th Century French watercolor landscape with cows and a seated figure in the background. Presented matted in a 19th Century aesthetic movement gilt wood frame. Image size 13" x 19.5" overall framed size 27ʺW × 1.5ʺD × 21ʺH. Signed "Rouet" lower left corner. Excellent condition commensurate of age.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1378119 (stock #821)
Vintage Chinese watercolor of a horse in the manner of Xu Beihong circa 1930s. Presented matted and in a gilt fauxbois frame. Image size: 5.75" x 8.5". overall 13.75ʺW × 0.5ʺD × 14.75ʺH Wear commensurate with age, some minor staining on edges. Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was a Chinese painter born in Yixing, Jiangsu province. He was primarily known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds and was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the 20th century
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1950 item #1356024 (stock #794)
Original Woodblock engraving by Harold Christopher Davies titled "Near Walnut Creek" signed lower right and verso dated 1940. Good condition age foxing to paper. Provenance: Estate of the artist and Hoover Gallery, San Francisco. Davies' work was exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, Oakland Art Gallery, Birmingham Museum, Southampton Museum, University of Long Island Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Hoover Gallery (San Francisco), Haggin Museum and Huntsville Museum. Image 5 x 7 overall framed size 11 x 13
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1298949 (stock #700)
Original finely detailed watercolor of a Neoclassic architectural interior design by Daniel MacMasters (1893-1981). Unsigned from a collection of his works. MacMorris was a renowned portrait painter, muralist, illustrator, decorator and designer. His New York City studio was above Carnegie Hall. He studied with Joseph Pennell, Robert Henri, and George Bridgeman. He exhibited at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in New York. Image, 20"H x 28"L. overall framed size 35" L x 28" H
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1368670 (stock #646)
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Charles François Daubigny landscape oil on panel signed lower left presented in a quality gold leaf frame. Panel measures 10.5"W x 7.75"H. overall framed size 16.0" W x 13.0" H x 2.5" D A French landscapist of the Barbizon School, Charles-Francois Daubigny was born in 1817 in Paris. In 1835, having received a small scholarship, he went to Italy, where he spent an unproductive year. He earned a living by doing engravings for books and regularly sent to the Salon peaceful landscapes, painted in a highly detailed style, with great respect for nature.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1960 item #1307444 (stock #729)
Portrait of a Woman by Emile Kosa Jr. signed lower right on heavy watercolor paper. In excellent condition measuring 15" x 20".

Biography

Emil Kosa Jr. was born in Paris, France on November 28, 1903. His father was a Czech artist. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of four. Kosa studied at the Prague Academy as a teenager and then at the California Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1927. He returned to Paris later in 1927, and studied under Pierre Laurens at l'École des Beaux-Arts. In 1928, he returned to Los Angeles and studied and later taught at Chouinard and the Otis Art Institutes. Kosa spent the last 35 years of his life working for 20th Century Fox studios as a special effects artist. In 1963 he won an Oscar for his work on Cleopatra. During this time Kosa, along with maintaining a studio-home in LA, decorated churches, theatres, and private homes and continued teaching in Laguna Beach, California. Kosa exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1940, the Biltmore Salon in Los Angeles in 1941. He also showed his works in many other locals nationally including the Carnegie Institute, the Denver Museum, and the Frye Museum. He won dozens of awards in California and nationally from 1928-1961. He is represented in many museums across the United States including the LACMA, the Santa Barbara Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the San Diego Museum. Kosa worked in both watercolor and oil. He painted many portraits including the official portrait of Governor Earl Warren. He also painted landscapes, seascapes, figures, and floral works.

All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1910 item #1389265 (stock #861)
Beautiful Embossed Japanese woodblock print from an antique nursery catalog showing available types of iris. Circa 1900. Presented matted and framed. Image size: 7" x 10"; overall dimensions: 15" x 18". Excellent condition some light age yellowing
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1960 item #1378077 (stock #817)
Oil painting on canvas of a nude female figure signed A Brook lower right- Alexander Brook (1898 – 1980) . Image size 22"x 30", overall dimensions 26.5" x34.5". Lightly textured. In Good Condition. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Alexander Brook was a realist painter, whose works consisted mostly of still-life subjects, landscapes, and figures, often of women. He was very successful in his day, winning second prize to Picasso's first prize at the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition of Modern Painting in 1930. In New York, he studied at the Art Students League between the years of 1914-1918. It was at the Art Students League that Brook developed significant relationships with Niles Spencer, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hays Miller, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and, perhaps most significantly, Peggy Bacon, whom he married in 1920. Along with Kenneth Hayes Miller, Brook studied with John C. Johansen, Frank V. DuMond, George Bridgeman and Dimitri Romanofski. Within this group lay the foundations of American Realism. Brook was a member of the Society of Independent Artists, who rebelled against the strictures of the National Academy of Design. In 1938 Brook traveled to Savannah, Georgia, there he did some of his most provocative work. After two years in the South, Bacon and Brook were divorced. Brook later married the painter Gina Knee. During the years 1928 through 1939, Alexander Brook had works in over one-hundred exhibitions, fifteen of which were one man shows. By 1942, Brook had resumed teaching at the Art Students League. Demand for the artist's work kept him in significant collections, galleries, and museums, including the Downtown Gallery (New York), the National Academy of Design, the Rehn Gallery, the Larcada and the Knoedler galleries. Brook received awards at the Art Institute of Chicago (1929), the Pennsylvania Academy (1931), the Guggenheim Fellowship (1931), and the San Francisco Art Association (1938).
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #498925 (stock #149)
Chinese Chinosserie lacquer decorated wedding cabinet circa 1860. An exquisite example with a red background color and 24k gold and black decorations of landscapes with pagoda and people and various design elements. Two doors opening to an interior with two drawers and two shelves. Overall measurements art 80.5 inches tall 45 inches wide and 21 deep. The condition is excellent only some very minor touch ups a beautifully decorative and functional piece of furniture.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1355191 (stock #790)
DESCRIPTION Original c.1950 mid century vintage abstract mixed media collage by Harold Christopher Davies (1891 - 1976) signed upper left, estate stamp on verso. Harold Christopher Davies was a painter with whom art came first and commercialism last. Though he was a remarkably passionate and somewhat prolific artist, he resisted gallery representation until the age of eighty-four, just one year before his death. Davies began his formal art education at the age of fourteen, enrolling in the Corcoran Art Institute in Washington, D.C. Later he continued his studies at the San Francisco Institute of Art. An abstract expressionist, his style was directly influenced by Cezanne, Gorky and de Kooning. Being a man of intense dedication to his art, he kept extensive notebooks and sketchbooks in which he developed his own artistic and aesthetic philosophy, often through his candid critiques of other artist's works. Painting, for Davies, was not a means of earning his living. Though he exhibited frequently at various local colleges and museums, he never sought public recognition of his talent. He believed fame compromised the integrity of an artist's work. Davies earned his living as a businessman, eventually owning and operating his own chemical company. He lived a life of balancing his monetary obligations with the true love of his life: painting. After living in a variety of cities around the United States, Davies moved to Inverness, California in 1969 where he was free to devote all his time to his art.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1271086 (stock #662)
Lithograph titled Bodhisattva Figure by Chen Yi Ming signed lower right numbered 27/28 dated 5/20/85. Matted unframed Image 9"L x 6"W matted overall 16" x 20".