Fantastic 17th Century Elaborately Loomed French Antique Tapestry

Item Number: 163MP

17th century French Elaborately loomed large tapestry with mountains and castle in background, depicting flushers blowing their horns to flush deer from the forest; hunters on horseback and on foot with staffs, going after deer with long spears, and grand ladies, hunters, and their dogs in foreground. Note men are wearing knee-high boots to enable them to walk through lush foliage. The ladies of the aristocracy are there to observe their noble husbands hunting, the main sport of the aristocracy in their country hunting preserves.

Price: $125,000 view item

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Magnificent Large French 19th Century Painting of Napoleon Exiled to Elba

Item Number: 174MP

Magnificent large French 19th century painting of Napoleon being left at His exile, with His men and their supplies. A boy, barefoot, seemingly a native of their place of arrival, is carrying the colors hanging from a sword in scabbard. An older boy in the center is perched on a rock, watching their ship sail away. Napoleon and His men are watching the ship that left them in exile sail away under full sail. One man is forlorn, with his head buried in his folded arms, another has his left arm raised, as if to be throwing up his arm in disgust,  another has both arms raised, one holding his chapeau de gendarme hat, in a gesture of farewell to the ship. One of the others is just sitting, in a pensive pose, as if to be considering their lot.  The obviously oldest man, bald with white mustache, is just resting, weary from the journey, and another sitting, just scratching his forehead, as if to be thinking, “How could this have happened?” On the right side of the painting in the background is a native man wearing a hat. Oil on canvas, in the original gold leaf frame, with Napoleon “N” framed in leaves at each corner, with large carved eagle at center top. About the Artist. The painting is signed by 19th century artist Louis Bauderon, and dated 1866.  The painter was born in Paris in 1809, and studied with the well-known French artist Eugene Delacroix.  Bauderon  exhibited much of his work since 1839, at the ‘Salon de Paris’ . He is most well-known for his portraits and scenes of War. Many of his battle paintings have been collected and preserved by the Museum of Versailles.  Prince Czatoryski of the Polish aristocracy was a well-known collector of Bauderon’s works as well.

Price: $75,000 view item

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19th Century French Louis XVI Hand-Carved Gilt Bevelled Mirror

Item Number: 524x

This Louis XVI hand-carved mirror is truly magnificent. The piece dates back to the 19th century and is gilt, meaning simply yet elegantly that it’s covered in gold leaf, and features a beveled center and side panels. The top is adorned with a pair of birds on a wreath, a flaming torch, quivered arrows, and finally gorgeous garlands cascading over either side.  The piece may have originally been created as a wedding gift as a pair of birds were depicted to symbolize love and were most often seen included in gifts for newlyweds. The flame and arrows were symbols as well, for longevity and justice respectively.

Price: $12,500 view item

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Set of Four 19th Century Louis XV Bronze d’Ore Sconces Stamped H D 1885

Item Number: 6810

This magnificent set of four French Louis XV sconces are made of beautiful bronze d’ore and date back to the 19th century. Each sconce is stamped on back, “H D 1885,” and offers beautiful details; note the bronze d’ore drippers edged with beads, candle cups, and circular bobeches of acanthus leaves.  The back-plate features Pan playing his pipes, a symbol of unity and joy. Acanthus leaves drape from Pan’s waist to the scrolling arms, further scrolling elements rest below, adorned with acanthus leaves, ending with double fleurettes on either side. Finally, vines are featured growing from a bow ribbon in the middle, spiraling to acorn finials at the very end. 

Price: $30,000 set of four, discounted from $47,500 view item

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Pair of Early 20th Century Bronze Sconces, Four Arms and Heavy Bronze Backplate

Item Number: 59x

This unusual pair of French Louis XVI style sconces are made of gorgeous bronze and date back to the early 1900s. The pieces feature a striking geometric pattern on the heavy backplate and elaborate bronze bobeches on the end of each arm. The four arms feature beautiful bronze work with a leaf motif, and extend from one central stem attached to the backplate.

Price: $4,500 view item

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French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Carved Gold Leaf Mirror

Item Number: 6880

This Louis XVI period mirror features beautifully carved gold leaf and is topped by musical instruments. The French antique piece dates back to the 18th century and sports a heavily carved top, sides, and bottom. The piece is gracefully adorned with urns on the top over either side, with marguerites below and outreaching acanthus leaves at top and bottom.

Price: $20,000 discounted from $25,000 view item

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Carved Gold Leaf and Painted Mirror, Early 19th Century French, Louis XVI

Item Number: 6829

This beautiful Louis XVI mirror dates back to the early 19th century and features detailed carvings with gold leafing. The piece has added turquoise blue and red details, original to its creation in the 1800s. Detailed carving work is found throughout the frame, two tassels sit along the upper right and left sides, and added carvings protrude most noticeably from the top, as well as the bottom.

Price: $6,500 view item

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18th Century Louis XVI Carved and Painted Consoles with Marble Top

Item Number: 6836

Showcasing this gorgeous pair of Louis XVI hand carved and painted consoles. The French antique duo dates back to the 18th century and is embellished with garlands and herms on the top apron. Black marble with white veining sits at top of each as they rest on carved, fluted legs. The shape is classic Louis XVI, accompanied with the beautifully contrasting black marble and light blue paint to produce a magnificent pair of console tables.

Price: $35,000 pair view item

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