10 juillet 2011

An Italian ormolu-mounted, specimen hardston, tortoiseshell and ebony cabinet-on-stand. circa 1700, probably Florence

An Italian  ormolu-mounted, specimen hardston, tortoiseshell and ebony cabinet-on-stand. circa 1700, probably Florence, embellished circa 1860 when the stand was constructed. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Pewter-strung throughout, the pediment with central female figure flanked by putti above an architectural facade, with eight drawers and three concealed internal drawers, inlaid with specimen stones including diaspri di Sicilia, jaspé du Mont Blanc, rouge griotte, alabastro fiorito, flame agate and lapiz... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2011

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands

A pair of Spanish ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and ebonished cabinets-on-stands. The cabinets late 17th century-early 18th century, yje stands late 19th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 Each with galleried pediment above ten drawers about a central hinged niche flanked by Solomonic columns, enclosing a fitted compartment with central architectural panel flanked by mirrors, on claw-and-ball feet, one marked to the reverse 'Galart' in ink, the pediments, feet and some mounts 19th century additions; the stands each... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2011

A Flemish 17th century gilt-metal and brass-mounted, ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell, rosewood, ebony and ebonised cabinet on stand

A Flemish 17th century gilt-metal and brass-mounted, ivory-inlaid tortoiseshell, rosewood, ebony and ebonised cabinet on stand. Photo Bonhams the rectangular moulded top above a central drawer with balustrade balcony, the architectural façade with ten drawers arranged around a central pair of cupboard doors with tapering square columns each surmounted by female bust capitals, enclosing a fitted arcaded interior of twelve drawers, with trompe l'oeil parquetry and mirrors, above a further drawer and stepped plinth, the stand with... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2011

A Flemish late 17th century pewter and ivory-inlaid and silvered mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and rosewood cabinet on stand

A Flemish late 17th century pewter and ivory-inlaid and silvered mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and rosewood cabinet on stand. Photo Bonhams the spreading top above a pair of cabinet doors mounted to each corner by a silvered plaque depicting a female bust flanked by monkeys and scrolling foliage, the fitted architectural interior with trompe l'oeil parquetry floor and mirrored back, flanked by twelve drawers, the two fluted columns hiding secret drawers, the doors inset with verre églomisé painted scenes, above a pull-out... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2010

A scagliola mounted ebony veneered and ebonised cabinet, the scagliola panels attributed to Baldassare Artima. Charles II, circa

o A scagliola mounted ebony veneered and ebonised cabinet, the scagliola panels attributed to Baldassare Artima. Charles II, circa 1670. photo Sotheby's with two drawers above a door decorated with a vase of flowers flanked by a bird on a fringed textile enclosing a recess and a drawer flanked on either side by three short drawers above two long drawers the stand with two further frieze drawers, the panels decorated with vases of flowers bowls of fruit, butterflies and birds, and swans, each side with a vase of flowers... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2010

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s. photo by 1stdibs 18k Gold, Jet ruby, Emerald, Ebony and Diamonds, height: 5.08 cm (2 in.) width/length: 3.17 cm (1.3 in.). Price $8,500 Guilio Nardi, founder of the renowned Venetian jewelry house of the same name, first started to design blackamoors in the early 1920s. Since then these brooches, depicting a Moor’s head and shoulders, have become the house’s trademark. With an emerald in his gold and diamond turban and a ruby necklace embellishing his gold... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Two Nardi Blackamoor Clips, Italy, 1940 & 1950s @ Vendome Inc

Emerald & Diamond Nardi Blackamoor Clip, Italy, 1940. photo Vendome Inc 18kt pink gold Blackamoor brooch, set with emerald and diamonds, height: 1-1/8 - width/length: 1-3/4. NARDI (partial signature). Price  contact dealer Nardi Blackamoor, Italy, 1950s.  photo Vendome Inc Gold, Silver, Diamond,garnet, & ebony Blackamoor, signed G. Nardi. Diamond weight approx. 4.25 cts. height: 2" - width/length: 1-1/4". Price  contact dealer Vendome Inc. 1187 Coast Village Rd Santa Barbara CA,... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2010

A Flemish 17th century tortoiseshell and ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised cabinet with silk embroidered panels

A Flemish 17th century tortoiseshell and ivory inlaid ebony and ebonised cabinet with silk embroidered panels. photo Bonhams on a later stand, the hinged top opening to reveal a mirror flanked to each side by an embroidered panel, above a pair of doors, the interior fitted with a large drawer, seven small further drawers and a central door, overall decorated with silk embroidered panels depicting birds amidst foliage, the door opening to reveal a parquet floor with mirrors and columns, above a single drawer, on a stand... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2010

An Italian late 17th/ early 18th century ivory inlaid and pietre paesina mounted rosewood, ebony and ebonised table-cabinet

An Italian late 17th/ early 18th century ivory inlaid and pietre paesina mounted rosewood, ebony and ebonised table-cabinet. photo Bonhams the rectangular top and sides inlaid with ivory cartouches, centred to the front by an architectural pediment above a door flanked by turned columns, the interior fitted with four drawers, flanked to the sides by six long drawers simulating smaller drawers, on tapering feet, 109cm wide, 33cm deep, 52.5cm high (42.5" wide, 12.5" deep, 20.5" high). Sold for £18,000 ... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2010

Buccellati jewelry @ Christie's. Jewels, New York, 22 April 2010

Of all the jewelers in the world, Buccellati could be considered to have one of the most distinctive styles. The tradition of gold and silversmithing in the Buccellati family dates back to the early 18th century, when Mario Buccellati founded the jewelry house in Milan, Italy, and where production continues today. Mario Buccellati derived inspiration from the superb craftsmanship of the celebrated 16th century goldsmith and sculptor Benevenuto Cellini. He adopted and modified Cellini’s jewelry technique of “texture engraving” with a... [Lire la suite]
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