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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 : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1413992 (stock #927)
Original antique watercolor painting of Adam and Eve cast from Paradise by Joseph Boggs Beale. Original artwork for his magic lantern work. Acquired from the Artist original estate collection. Presented matted and framed. Famed magic lantern slide artist Joseph Boggs Beale was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 10, 1841. He was the eldest child of Louise Boggs McCord (1815-1887) and Dr. Steven Thomas Beale (1814-1899), a prominent dentist and founder of the Pennsylvania Association of Dental Surgeons. Beale demonstrated an aptitude for drawing while attending the prestigious Philadelphia's Central High School and later the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1862, the twenty-year-old Beale returned to Central High School as a professor of writing and drawing, winning the position over realist painter Thomas Eakins. During the Civil War, Beale served with the Company D, 2nd Regiment, Blue Reserves of Philadelphia. He was quickly appointed to regimental artist and created battle sketches for various publications. After the war, he became an illustrator for numerous magazines including, Harper's, Frank Leslie's Weekly, and the Daily Graphic. Beale lived in Chicago for several years with his wife, Mary Louise Taffart, before returning to Philadelphia in the early 1870s. Much of the artist's work was lost in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. After Beale's return to Philadelphia, the prosperous glass slide dealer Caspar W. Briggs & Sons hired the talented illustrator to produce original slide designs for early projectors, known as magic lanterns. Illustrated glass slides were placed inside these machines and the image was projected onto a screen as a form of entertainment. Beale created 1,804 black and white paintings during his time at Caspar W. Briggs & Sons. The artist used a range of dark paints on charcoal gray paper, highlighted with Chinese opaque watercolors. The result, luminous and detailed illustrations with dramatic color contrast. Many of Beale's paintings chronicle American history from Native American folklore, colonization, the federal period, Civil War, to Victorian life. His illustrations also capture, Biblical and popular narrative stories. By the time of his death on February 26, 1926, Beale had become renowned for his realistic magic lantern paintings. Several years after the artist's death, a large quantity of his work was discovered in the home of a glass slide producer from Germantown, Pennsylvania. Since then, Beale's paintings have been dispersed into public and private collections.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1408858 (stock #890)
Original antique watercolor floral botanical painting of a yellow flowering plant 19th century c.1850. This lovely original watercolor is from a mid 19th century botanical watercolor album. Although unsigned it was clearly done by a highly skilled artist. The paper is Whatman watermarked and dated. . Presented matted with archival materials and framed.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1950 item #1356072 (stock #795)
Vintage charcoal drawing of a female nude, presented matted and in a 19th C carved antique-gold frame. Image size: 24" x 18". less Dimensions 28.5ʺW × 2.0ʺD × 34.5ʺH Condition Excellent
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Musical : String : Pre 1980 item #1027839 (stock #374)
One of the rarest colors ever on an American Standard Stratocaster "Razz Berry", which made its only appearance in the Oct 1 88 price list, and was dropped by the time the '89 price list was printed. Also noteworthy, this finish wasn't available on the American Standard Strat, only the "Plus" model, but was fairly common on the HM Strat from this era. The Plus model first appeared in 1987, within a year of the first American Standards, the earliest was Nov '86. Many people incorrectly identify these as 1984 models due to the "E4xxxxx" serial numbers. The fact is, the only American Strats being produced in '84, '85, and most of '86 were the USA Vintage Series, which had the serial number on the neck plate. Any "E4" serial number you come across is an late '86 at best, but most are '87 and '88, and even a few '89's. The Plus was a souped up American Standard, with an $849 retail price that was $200 higher. It has a bunch of upgraded parts, most notably a trio of gold Lace Sensor pickups, which produce almost no hum and are non-magnetic which means no magnetic string pull and, thus, longer sustain. Another innovation is the TBX (Tone Bass Expander) control for the middle/neck pickups which looks like a regular tone knob but underneath the guard it's a stacked pot - with a center detent, it works like a tone control from "5" to "1", and TBX from "6" to "10". You'll notice the headstock which has the bold silver logo of the era but...no string trees, which aren't necessary due to the staggered height Sperzel tuners. The Sperzels are excellent tuners and unlike vintage tuners you don't need to wrap the string around the tree. Just insert the string through the tuner post and cut it as close as you want - once you screw down the back it's locked into place and usually tunes to pitch in around 1/4th revolution of the post. Another innovative feature is the "tilt adjust" neck, in use since the early 70's, with access through the neck plate. With an Allen wrench you can adjust the neck angle; a great improvement removing the neck repeatedly until you find a shim with the perfect thickness. In place of the stock nut this model used an Wilkinson roller nut (later models used an LSR with bearings) which reduces friction over the nut and helps maintain tuning stability. This model is outfitted with the Schaller locking strap pins, which made their debut with the '83 Strat Elite. Although not used in 1988, later models also included a "Tremsetter" inside the trem cavity, which is a spring-loaded device that prevents de-tuning if you break a string. About this guitar: Extremely clean - a true closet classic that looks like it was played for a month or two and then put away. The frets are as clean as the day they left the factory. There are no buckle scratches and no major flaws anywhere. I would rate it around an easy 9.5 since it's amazingly clean. Also, at 7.6 lbs., it's definitely on the light side for an American Standard era ('86 - '99). If you're a collector of different colored Strats, the most rare are Tanqueray Tonic, Graffiti Yellow, and Razz Berry this would be a valuable Stratocaster in any condition due to the rarity. Includes case and trem arm
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1800 item #1411502 (stock #917)
Antique Hand Colored Engraving Sea Shells by Niccolo Guiltier 1742 with hand color. Presented in archival matte and framed. This first edition, folio shell engraving is from Niccolo Gualtieri's Index testarum conchyliorum quae adservantur in museo Nicolai Gualtieri. The work was published in Florence by C. Albizzini in 1742. The plates were engraved by Antonio Pazzi & Giuseppe Menabuoni. Gualtieri was an Italian physician and naturalist. Many of the images in the work were from his personal and renowned collection of shells. Linnaeus used many of Gualtieri's speciments for his Systema Naturae.. Dimensions: ~ 11 7/8" by 17 1/4" overall framed size 18ʺW × 1ʺD × 23ʺH.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1356151 (stock #795)
Original oil on board c1950 "Portrait of a Horse" signed lower right by Harold Macintosh. Born Winnipeg Canada he studied at Winnipeg School of Art with L.L. Fitzgerald. He later made his way to New York where he found work as an illustrator. While McIntosh’s distinguished career as an illustrator is documented by numerous covers of magazines, Its his later Connecticut paintings can be found in museums and homes throughout New England. Image size 24"L x 36"W. Framed in period gilt wood frame.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #1402099 (stock #880)
A beautiful colorful abstract oil painting by Ken Stabler signed on verso and dated 1961. Presented ready to hang with a thin wood ebony color frame. Canvas size 20 x 24 inches overall 20.5 x 24.5 inches. In excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1700 item #1334035 (stock #759)
Etching by Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685) Village Romance (B., Holl., G. 11) etching, circa 1667, on laid paper, a good impression of the 12 state (of twelve), with small margins, in very good condition P. 158 x 128 mm., S. 162 x 133 mm. Image 6.25"H x 5"W. Presented Matted framed.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1950 item #1227968 (stock #612)
Carl Milles Danish (1875-1955) Leaping Deer bronze sculpture. A fine example of this artists work. In excellent condition measuring 13 inches tall cast at Lrasmussen foundry Copenhagen. Carl Milles dominated the Swedish art world. He received many public commissions in Sweden and abroad. He was a monumental sculptor who received many public art commissions at a time when many cities expanded and were modernised.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1378081 (stock #819)
Antique oil painting on canvas of fireworks, likely of Bastille day from the Seine in Paris. The work depicts a dark evening nocturne offset by bright red and yellow fireworks with multiple figures in 18th century period attire in the foreground. Thickly applied paint is used throughout the painting to provide texture. The painting has been professionally relined, and is from the late 19th-early 20th century. Signed “Roybal,” bottom right, and presented in a black and gilt wood frame. Canvas size: 24" x 30".
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1900 item #1389967 (stock #871)
Pair of original hand colored horse lithographs from "Professor Low's Illustrations of the Breeds of the Domestic Animals London, 1840" . Drawn by Mr. Nicholson, R.S.A. from a painting by Mr. Shiels, R.S.A. Drawn on stone & printed by Fairland. Published by Longman, Orme, Brown , Green & Longmans, Paternoster Row, London 1840. Presented framed and matted in quality vintage burl wood frames. Measuring 12.5 x 17 inches, matte window 10" x 13" overall framed size 18" x 24" Low was a professor of agriculture at Edinburgh University who also set up an agricultural museum in Edinburgh with the assistance of a grant from Earl Spencer. William Shiels, member of the Royal Scottish Academy, was commissioned to produce a series of paintings of all the significant breeds then of economic significance in Great Britain. These paintings were then used as the basis for the present work with the addition of Low's text. Shiels' work is appreciated today for its faithfulness to the actual appearance of the animals, as opposed to idealized versions meant to please their owners, which were common at the time. William Nicholson, also a Royal Scottish Academy member, made the drawings after Shiels' paintings to convert them to prints.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Early : Pre 1900 item #1269061 (stock #655)
Beautiful English walnut lowboy with elaborate decorative inlay. Three herringbone inlaid, cross-banded drawers with brass hardware, and a compass rose inlaid top over elegant Queen Anne legs. 33" L x 22" W x 30" H Please inquire about shipping costs.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1960 item #1416422 (stock #930)
Original vintage oil painting portrait of a nude woman reading signed lower left by Wanda Stella Variable. Oil on canvas measuring 24 x 30" with a thin wood frame. Best known for her still life, portraiture, and landscape, Wanda Varriale was born in New York City on October 2, 1923 and died on March 17, 1997 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Varriale was married and lived in Teaneck for most of her adult life. She studied at the Arts Students League in New York under nationally known painters Louis Bouche, Julian Levi, Sidney Dickinson, Joseph Hirsch, Bruce Dorfman, Richard Mayhew, and Vincent Malta. She also studied with Helen Wolfe at her New York studio. One critic has said of her work: "Varriale's still life is notable for it's grace and for the arresting quality of it's clean and vivid colors. The outstanding characteristic of her portraits is the relaxed and easy atmosphere in which they seem to have been done. There is no stiffness or undue reserve in her subjects; they do not appear to be posing and are neither strained nor idealized, but completely natural." As well as giving private lessons, she taught art the Studio 5 Art Center/Gallery in Teaneck. Varriale was a Life Member of the Art Students League, the Fellow of American Artists Professional League of New York, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Bergen County Artists Guild (Trustee and Program Chairperson), the Salute to Women in the Arts, and the Portrait Society of New Jersey. She was the recipient of more than forty awards including the Gold Medal for oils with the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club of New York (the Heydenryk Frame Award and the Robert Simmons Brush Award), an Honorable Mention with the Knickerbocker Artists of New York, and a Best In Show with the Bergen County Artists Guild. Varriale exhibited at the Bergen Community Museum (three person show) 1978 and (Bergen County Artists Guild Tri-state Exhibitions) 1975 and 1977, the Jersey City Museum (New Jersey Award-winner Show) 1970, the Montclair Art Museum 1964, the Newark Museum (American Artists Professional League 1968, the Hammond Museum of New York, the American Artists Professional League of New York (Grand Central Galleries) 1977 and (Lever House) 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, the New Jersey Painters and Sculptors 1971, the Knickerbocker Artists Annual 1971, the National Arts Club Annual 1968, 1969, the Allied Artists of America Annual 1967, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (National Academy of Design and National Arts Club) 1962 through 1977, and the A.C.A. Galleries, New York City Annual Competition for a First New York Show 1957, 1958, 1959. Solo exhibitions were at the La Galleria, Abraham & Strauss, the Bergen County Players Theater, the Upper Saddle River Theater, the Unitarian Church, Paramus, the Tenafly Library, the Teaneck Theater, and the Englewood Hospital. Regional exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Center, the Edward Williams College, AAPL the Caldwell College, AAPL, the Art Centre of the Oranges, the Ringwood Manor Art Association, the Portrait Society of New Jersey, and the Ridgewood Art Association
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1940 item #1273406 (stock #668)
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Original drawing a portrait of a man possibly a self portrait by Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, signed monogram lower right. Best known as Balthus, a French painter in the second half of the 20th century, famous for his somewhat disturbing paintings of pubescent girls and for his association with some of the greats in modern art, including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Balthus painted figures and landscapes in a more traditional style than his cubist and surrealist contemporaries, and throughout his career was supported primarily by other artists and dealers. He claimed to be a count, but he was also known to be a prankster who fabricated biographical details while keeping his real life story a mystery. Image site measures 8 x 10 Inches overall paper 11 x 17 inches. Minor staining top left. Provenance a private collection and Sotheby's lot 7767, Impressionist and Modern Art, New York, Thursday, February 21, 2002
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1837 VR item #1409660 (stock #903)
Original antique Curtis floral botanical hand colored etching c1804. Presented in archival matte and framed in a contemporary classic frame. Overall size 13 x 16 inches. William Curtis began publication of the Botanical Magazine in February 1787 and it continued almost without interruption for 160 years. These Curtis prints are particularly prized for their lavish, beautifully hand colored large illustrations principally by Sydenham Teak Edwards, James Sowerby and William Kilburn. Even now, after all this time of living with Curtis prints, we are still left in awe by their beauty. Each single measures approximately 5 ½ inches wide by 9 inches long. Please view our other Curtis botanical prints compatible with each other for decorative grouping.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1920 item #1262525 (stock #638)
Carmel Cottage Garden by William Constable Adam (1846-1931), signed lower center. Known as "Professor" Adam, he specialized in views of the Monterey area such as sand dunes, cottage and garden scenes. He was born in England and studied in Paris. Moved to California in 1894 to Pacific Grove Monterey. Member of the Boston Art Club; Glasgow Art Club His work is in the Silverado Museum St Helena, Santa Cruz Museum; and Monterey museum Ca. Canvas size 16"L x 20"W. in the original arts & crafts era frame.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Georgian : Pre 1900 item #1378068 (stock #814)
Antique English, 19th Century Georgian chest of drawers with a shelved gallery. Diminutive in scale, this dresser is made primarily of a figured yew wood with mahogany cross banding and an interior composed of pine, resting on bracket feet and original brass pulls. Very good antique condition with some age separation on sides and minor restorations. Exceptionally unique piece of early 19th century furniture.