Pair of French 18th Century Bronze Statues of Satyrs, Signed Clodion

Item Number: 126MP

This magnificent matched pair of bronze figures was created by the well known bronzier Clodion in the late 18th century. The pair is a fantastic reflection of Clodion’s skill and celebration of the Rococo style. Here, we see a pair of satyrs strolling in the woods next to a stump of a tree, smiling joyously at one another. Each holds a bronze d’ore horn with a round end and a musical instrument. On one side we see Pan, the chief of the satyrs, with his flute. On the other side we see a female satyr with a tambourine. In Greek mythology, satyrs were known as wild spirits of nature and were shown as half human and half beast. Looking at the details of the fur, the balance of the figures, and the beauty of the garlands, we see Clodion’s impressive talent on full display. Detailed Dimensions: Stands (included): Height: 29” Width: 12” depth: 11” Male Figure: Height 42” x width 18” x depth 18” Female Figure: Height 41” x width 16” x depth 16” Both Statues at base: 11.5” x 11.5”

Price: $95,000 Discounted from $120,000 view item

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French 18th Century Louis XV Bombé Secretaire with Secret Door

Item Number: 162MP

French 18th century Louis XV Bombe` heavily veneered secretaire, with glass doors at top, and secret door with checkerboard floor in small compartment, with mirrored walls to give the illusion of being larger, and deeper. The secretaire has a Bombe` shape, with marquetry inlay and bronze hardware.

Price: $75,000 view item

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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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18th Century Chinese Heavily Detailed 8-Panel Coromandel Screen

Item Number: 168MP

18th century Chinese heavily detailed 8-panel Coromandel screen, decorated on either side, with carved open work at top and bottom of each panel, heavily gold-leafed. On the front are carvd and decorated warriors and pastoral background; the back is decorated with carved flora and fauna. Each Panel: 88” tall x 18” wide

Price: $85,000 view item

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Exquisite 18th Century Lyonnaise Carved Walnut Buffet, Country French

Item Number: 171MP

Country French 18th century Lyonnaise carved walnut two door cabinet with original escutcheons, and hinges, adorned with heavy open work carving coming down from center to the apron, and on the legs with scroll feet. The cabinet has a contoured marble top with old Gothic edge.

Price: $75,000 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.

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Pair of French 18th Century Bronze Soldiers Signed ‘H. Dumaige’

Item Number: 151MP

Fine 18th Century bronze figures of a military drummer and a soldier loading his musket. Both bronzes are placed on a square shallow plinth base with titled plaques and are signed to the side H. Dumaige The soldier with drum features a plaque that reads, “Avant le Combat, Volontaire de 1792, par D J Maige," signifying the scene before battle. He is captured in motion, seen especially in the lifted heel. The war is set to begin shortly. The soldier with musket features a plaque that reads, “Apres le Combat, Volontaire de 1792, par D J Maige," notating that this is a scene after war. Hist stature is remarkably reflective of what has passed. He stands firm footed with shoulders at attention, yet eyes closed as if having a moment of solitude as the war is over. The juxtaposition and pairing of the two adds immensely to the beauty and craftsmanship of each individual bronze.

Price: $27,500 view item

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Exquisite Pair of Augustus Rex Porcelain Vases, Early 19th Century, Marked

Item Number: 176MP

Pair of early 19th century Augustus Rex black porcelain vases with hand-painted sea-scapes at the top of each, with head of bearded soldier wearing metal plumed helmet on either side of each vase, and floriate design below each on each vase. The larger painted scenes include: 1. men resting, with one figure smoking pipe, handing a paper to another man (since they are reclining, this is probably the agreement of peace) – we can see other men and tents in the encampment in the background. 2. three men on horseback, two of them with swords engaging in battle, third man with flag; two dead soldiers in foreground, one was drummer. Other soldiers can be seen fighting in background. 3. One soldier on horseback with musket, firing on soldier on horseback, killing him, he is leaning back, holding his sword. In background is elaborate battle scene.Wounded soldier on the battlefield in foreground. 4. Generals, seemingly English, from their coats, and three-corner hats, having meeting on field, mapping out strategy, one smoking pipe, one with his trust rifle, another with long spear, flags and drum nearby, readying themselves for battle, tents and soldiers in background.

Price: $17,500 For the Pair view item

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Magnificent Pair of Meissen Snowball Porcelain Covered Vases, Marked

Item Number: 154MP

Magnificent pair of Meissen covered vases, decorated with snowball porcelain effect, with winged parrot on top of each cover, above branches, leaves, and berries. The entire surface of each vase is decorated with snowball porcelain effect. Different three dimensional colorful birds and leafy branches are set around each vase, the birds seeming to have landed on the vase. The type of vase is described as ‘Schneeballen’ or snow ball vase. They were first made in 1741. Each vase has hundreds of flower, 'snowballs’ which were hand modeled and individually applied. This style was also particularly astonishing given that firing porcelain was incredibly difficult.

Price: $75,000 view item

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Early 18th Century Portrait of Nobleman Outfitted in Suit of Armour

Item Number: 161MP

Early 18th century portrait of nobleman outfitted in suit of armour, with plumed hat, rose velvet, and white silk sash, set on pastoral background.

Price: $45,000 view item

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