25 mars 2009

A magnificent pair of extremely rare carved gold lacquer bookcases. Mark and Period of Wanli

A magnificent pair of extremely rare carved gold lacquer bookcases. Mark and Period of Wanli each with evenly-spaced two shelves housed within a rectangular structure, heavily carved on the front of the 'gold thread' nanmu framework with eight pairs of confronting dragons centered on a ruyi-shaped cloud, above jagged chevrons representing mountains at the base of the legs, the sides divided into three sections, each with a square panel with canted corners and a cusped top frame, containing a pair of... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

The apocalyptic woman; and the angel with the key of the bottomless pit (b. 71, 75; m., holl. 173, 178)

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), The apocalyptic woman; and the angel with the key of the bottomless pit (b. 71, 75; m., holl. 173, 178) Woodcuts, circa 1498, two plates from The Apocalypse, after the edition of 1511, M. 178 on paper with an indiscernible circular watermark, with narrow margins, paper losses made up in pen and ink along left edge of sheet, with associated pale brown stains, other restorations (2). each circa 390 by 280mm; 15 3/8 by 11in. Estimate 3,000—4,000 GBP Sotheby's. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), The Adoration of the Magi (b. 87; m., holl. 199)

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), The Adoration of the Magi (b. 87; m., holl. 199) Woodcut, 1503, a good impression from The Life of the Virgin, from the Latin edition of 1511, trimmed to borderline, repairs at corners and along upper edges of sheet, touches of pen and ink, a pale brown stain on angel's leg, other minor defects; together with The Nativity; The Flight into Egypt; and the Glorification of the Virgin (B. 85, 89, 95; M., Holl. 197, 201, 207), woodcuts, circa 1503-1504, three plates from The Life of the Virgin, after the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

Two Italian carved walnut sgabelli, possibly Tuscan, 16th/ 17th century

Two Italian carved walnut sgabelli, possibly Tuscan, 16th/ 17th century each with abundantly carved backrest, shaped seat and carved front support, one with initials AR to reverse of backrest, restorations. Estimate 4,000—6,000 EUR Comparative literature: William M. Odom, A history of Italian furniture, New York, 1966, p. 334. fig. 328, illustrates a sgabello from the Collection of Carl W. Hailton, New York with comparable backrest. Sotheby's. Furniture, Clocks & Decorative Arts. 07 Apr 09. Amsterdam ... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2009

Two Italian carved walnut sgabelli, 17th/18th century and later

Two Italian carved walnut sgabelli, 17th/18th century and later one with carved backrest, shaped seat and carved front support, restorations, the other with high backrest carved with foliation, the octagonal shaped seat, above front support carved with two horses centred by winged putto, the back support carved to the reverse with foliage. Estimate 4,000—6,000 EUR Sotheby's. Furniture, Clocks & Decorative Arts. 07 Apr 09. Amsterdam  www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
25 mars 2009

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Christ taking leave of his mother (Bartsch 92; Meder, Hollstein 204)

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Christ taking leave of his mother (Bartsch 92; Meder, Hollstein 204) Woodcut, circa 1507, from The Life of the Virgin, from the Latin edition of 1511, on paper with Tower in Crown watermark (M. 259), trimmed just outside borderline, central horizontal fold (mainly visible verso), small pale brown stains along lower edge (associated with old ink inscription verso), pale paper discoloration and minor fox marks, otherwise in good condition; together with The Visitation; and the Flight into Egypt (B. 84,... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

Albrecht Dürer, The Penance of Saint John Chrysostom (B.63; M., Holl. 54)

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), The Penance of Saint John Chrysostom (B.63; M., Holl. 54) Engraving, 1497, a strong, possibly Meder c-d impression, trimmed to the platemark, some pale fox marks, minor defects at upper left corner, otherwise in good condition. 181 by 117mm; 7 1/8 by 4 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000—4,000 GBP Sotheby's. Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints. 07 Apr 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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25 mars 2009

An Italian bone and ebony cabinet on stand, 17th century

An Italian bone and ebony cabinet on stand, 17th century overall inlaid with engraved panels depicting figures, landscapes, armorial trophies and foliage, the doors revealing a fitted interior with a central cupboard door surrounded by seven drawers, on later stand. totall 123cm. high, 76cm. wide, 37cm. deep. Estimate 6,000—8,000 EUR Sotheby's. Furniture, Clocks & Decorative Arts. 07 Apr 09. Amsterdam  www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
25 mars 2009

Attribué à Jean Pillement (1728 - 1808) Décor chinois

Attribué à Jean Pillement (1728 - 1808) Décor chinois Plume et encre brune, rehauts d'aquarelle. 25,5 x 17,5 cm. Estimation : 600 / 800 € Vente du Vendredi 27 mars 2009. Dessins Anciens, Objets d'Art et d'Ameublement. Maigret de - Paris
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25 mars 2009

Frank Dillon (Londres 1823 - 1909) Le harem du Sheik Sadat au Caire

Frank Dillon (Londres 1823 - 1909) Le harem du Sheik Sadat au Caire Aquarelle. 29 x 44 cm. Porte en bas à gauche une étiquette d'exposition n° 32 et en bas à droite une étiquette dans le harem du cheikh Sadat par Frank Dillon. Porte au dos une étiquette d'exposition universelle. Estimation : 6 000 / 8 000 €Exposition : Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878, n° 32 (British Fine Arts section. Group I Class 2) Notes: Frank Dillon se forma à la Royal Academy de Londres au côté de James Holland. A partir de 1850, il exposa... [Lire la suite]
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