05 septembre 2010

An Exceptional Pair of Finely Carved Chippendale Director Style Chinoiserie Pier Glasses. English, Circa 1860.

An Exceptional Pair of Finely Carved Chippendale Director Style Chinoiserie Pier Glasses. English, Circa 1860. Each mirror is divided into two main sections by 'C'-scrolls, 'S'-scrolls and rockwork. The upper sections are further divided by a temple folly and foliate tendrils and flanked by twelve further mirrored panels. The frame is richly carved with fleshy acanthus, 'C' and 'S'-scrolls and perching Ho-Ho Birds on rocaille, water-work bases, the whole surmounted by a rustic Chinese figure within a fanciful pagoda.... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2010

English, 17th/ early 18th century, memento mori skull

English, 17th/ early 18th century, memento mori skull. photo Sotheby's 12.5 by 21.5cm., 4 7/8 by 8½in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP Lot Sold 7,500 GBP Sotheby's. Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art. 08 Jul 10. London www.sothebys.com
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01 janvier 2010

Lacquered cabinet. English. Circa 1690.

Lacquered cabinet. English. Circa 1690. An extremely rare red and white lacquered cabinet on original silver gilt stand. With two cupboard doors decorated with chinoiserie figures and foliage and variously shaped panels decorated en grisaille with landscapes and figures mounted with shaped, pierced and engraved lock-plate, hinges and angles enclosing ten various-sized drawers similarly decorated with chinoiserie figures and scenes, vases of flowers, foliage and utensils, the original silver gilt stand with deep pierced frieze... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2009

Daniel Mytens, Lady Mary Feilding, Countess of Arran (1613-1638).

Daniel Mytens, Lady Mary Feilding, Countess of Arran (1613-1638). Oil on panel. Inscribed upper right: Aetatis 7 A0 1620. Painted circa 1620. Height : 115.00 cm - Width : 78.00 cm. Price on application Provenance: By direct descent in the sitter's family: likely commissioned by her father, William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh (1606-1649); by descent to Lady Mary Feilding's daughter, Anne Duchess of Hamilton in her own right, who married 1656 William Douglas (1634-1694), created 1660 Duke of Hamilton; their... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2009

Neo Classical Chinoiserie red lacquered chimneypiece. English, circa 1820.

Neo Classical Chinoiserie red lacquered chimneypiece. English, circa 1820. in the early Georgian manner with raised lacquer detail design depicting scenes from Chinese folklore on the frieze and jambs and ornately carved giltwood scrolls supporting the shelf. With restorations.  Price on application. Westland London - westland@westlandlondon.com - http://www.westlandlondon.com
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23 mai 2009

“Samuel Johnson: Literary Giant of the 18th Century” @ The Huntington Library

The famous “Blinking Sam” portrait of Samuel Johnson, painted by his friend Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1775. Huntington Library. © The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens SAN MARINO, CA.- Literary giant Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), author of the first English dictionary, will be celebrated in a new exhibition opening this spring at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, marking the 300th anniversary of his birth. Johnson is one of the most significant and influential men of letters in... [Lire la suite]
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