French 19th Century Louis XV Blue Turquin Marble Mantel

Item Number: 642x

This beautiful Louis XV Mantel is made with Blue Turquin marble, an Italian marble found in the Provence of Carrara, highly praised and used in the 18th and 19th centuries because of both its ‘hardness’ and style. The Louis XV style is evident in the shape of the piece, and the blue-grey hue of the marble with sinuous (heavily curved) veining is poised to elevate any fireplace.

Price: $12,500 view item

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19th Century Bronze and Crystal Louis XVI Sconces

Item Number: 606x

These ornately beautiful Louis XVI sconces date back to the Belle Epoque period. Octagonally cut crystal flows between the three arms. A variety of delicate crystal plaquettes rest underneath, and crystal bobeches sit below the three lights. The sconces themselves are made of bronze with detailed design work atop and bottom that works to both frame the piece and create a sense of movement. The sconces are also available as a pair for $4,500 USD

Price: $9,000 for the set of four view item

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Unique Swan and Lyre French 19th Century Tole Chandelier, Black and Gold

Item Number: 6729A

This beautiful 19th Century French chandelier features hand painted tole and an array of unique elements. Most notably the glass bowls below each light were originally used to hold wale oil as fuel for the wick which extended up the stem. The centerpiece features a lyre, an ode to Apollo, the god of prophecy and music. Its depiction symbolizes wisdom and moderation. Two swan heads extend from the instrument, in and of themselves an ode to Venus the goddess of love and seduction. During their creation, swans were thought to represent both the masculine and feminine energies, a balance surely felt here. The four lights have of course been converted to modern electricity, but the history of the piece is undoubtedly still felt.

Price: $9,500 view item

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French 19th Century Empire Bronze Chandelier

Item Number: 6729B

This beautiful Empire chandelier features ornate bronze set against a dark green to create a striking contrast. The piece dates back to the 19th century and its 6 light base suspends from three strands of intricately detailed chain, all joined together by a classic empire crown. Acorn finials rest below both the crown and base of the chandelier, and the flame bronze centerpiece brings all of these beautiful elements together. The piece exudes the timeless empire style with power and grace.

Price: $15,000 view item

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Exquisite Pair of Early 19th Century Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain Temple Jars

Item Number: 0063

This exquisite pair of Early 19th Century Rose Medallion porcelain temple jars are truly outstanding. The pair is quite large, more than two feet tall and a foot wide, in perfect condition, and the color is incredibly vibrant, an extremely rare combination to find in a piece of this age. The pair is heavily painted in the classic rose medallion style. The scroll work is accented by flowers, birds, and insects to create a border around the panels which depict scenes of community and nature. In our four generations of collecting, we have never come across a pair as pristine and exquisite as this.

Price: $35,000 view item

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Mid 20th Century Italian Bell Lantern

Item Number: 403x 

This beautiful, simple Italian hanging lantern dates back to the mid 20th Century and features both solid brass and a gorgeous bell shaped glass bowl. The three lights rest in the center of the glass, hung by the brass stem. The piece as a whole is suspended by three chains and comes together for a balanced feel that would be a great addition to any space.

Price: $1,500 view item

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Antique Hand Blown Glass Melon Globe Lantern

Item Number: 539x

This beautiful and rustic Lantern finds incredible use of an antique Melon Globe. The glass itself is known in French as ‘cloche’ and translates directly to ‘bell’ in English. It was hand blown in the 1860s and made originally to cover small plants, fruits, or vegetables during a freeze to create a miniature green house. The glass is quite thick to withstand the weather and elements and combines with the three lights, stem, and decorative chain to produce a fantastic lighting fixture.

Price: $3,000 view item

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Unique Late 19th Century Bronze Chandelier with Cut and Polished Crystal Globes

Item Number: 594x

This fantastic late 19th century chandelier features an array of unique elements in a rarely seen shape. The five globes are extremely finely cut, polished and made of heavy crystal. The piece features a mirrored bottom, used to reflect and inherently amplify the light as well as to create a more open space. The lights’ orientation, facing downwards, is a straight forward indication that the piece was made after electricity. The ornately cast arms are made of bronze, and attach to a beautiful dome. It also features a fine bronze finial indicative of the time period, surrounded by a circle of octagonal and teardrop crystal.

Price: $8,500 view item

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Pair of 19th Century Louis XVl Lamps Made of Chinese Vases

Item Number: 5554

This gorgeous pair of antique lamps combine Chinese porcelain with beautiful French bronze mounts. The porcelain itself is 19th Century Famille Rose, indicated by the pink band at the base and pink hues throughout. The color is vibrant and in pristine condition. A gathering between two elders is shown on one side and is paired with a nature scene on the other. The handles move like the branches of a tree which work well to connect the continuing nature motif in the bronze mounts. The bronze was added in the 19th century by the French, is bronze d’ore (covered in gold), and features a key used originally to control the length of the wick. The piece has been converted to modern electricity.

Price: $12,500 pair view item

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French 19th Century Marble Mantel with Gilded Bronze Mounts

Item Number: 568x

This beautiful French 19th century Louis XVI mantel features pristinely gilded bronze mounts with ribbons and a floral design. The mounts contrast quite well against the marble’s light hues of grey and red. The curvature of the piece combined with the movement in the bronze work is not only indicative of the Louis XVI period, but also balanced and striking.

Price: $17,500 view item

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