Ormulu Mounted Japanese Imari Porcelain Clock Set, 19th Century

Item Number: 5454

This exquisite three-piece set consists of a large central mantel clock and a pair of matching candelabras. The Imari wear features a white background highlighted with foliage and abstract work in striking reds, blues, and golds. The mantel clock is especially unique, usually seen topped with a gilt bronze element, but in this case a red Japanese figure is placed. The bronze d'ore work is finely detailed with classic Louis XV motifs. The ribbon work, foliage, and movement in the pieces are simply a few examples. The central vase is of course the most ornate, featuring the clock in the mid section, and a pair of putti at the base keeping the ribbon work taught. The gorgeous details of the bronze d’ore candelabras, specifically the cups and bobeches, are equally impressive. Clock: 17" wide x 12" deep x 27" tall Candelabra: 11 1/2" diameter x 26" tall

Price: $47,500 for the set view item

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Exquisite pair of Large French 19th Century Louis XV Baccarat Girandoles

Item Number: 6235

These large girondoles are one of the most striking examples of baccarat crystal in our collection. The pieces themselves are over four and a half feet tall, producing a stately and timeless presence in any room. They feature beautiful bronze d’ore work in the Louis XV style. Their sixteen arms carry numerous incredibly fine and large baccarat crystal plaquettes and fleurettes, not to mention the center stem and top spear made of baccarat crystal as well. The pieces are simply magnificent.

Price: $95,000 view item

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Unique Italian Empire Console with Matching Mirror Circa 1830

Item Number: 6658

This beautiful Italian Empire set is comprised of a matching mirror and console and was created in the early 19th century circa 1830. The piece is detailed in hand carvings. The gold leaf gild work contrasts quite well against the painted brick red background. The piece is adorned with Egyptian influences and style; note the sphinxes, crown, and acanthus leaves for example. The torch legs are unique in their shape, as is the gorgeous column work which frames the mirror. Faux marble is painted at the base to match the original marble top of the console, furthering the sense of balance in the pair.

Price: $95,000 view item

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19th Century Louis XVI Bronze D’Ore Chandelier

Item Number: 6254

This elaborate French Louis XVI bronze d'ore chandelier dates back to the early 19th century. The casting is immaculate, starting with the acanthus leaves adorning the crown and top of the stem, and venturing down towards the three cherubs playing horns at the center. Imagining these golden cherubs reflected in the original candle light gives the chandelier a truly magical feeling. The cups and bobeches are filled with detail. The leafy bunch of grapes as a finial at the bottom is likely an ode to bacchus, the god of wine. The 32 lights combined with the themes of wine and music produce a unique and detailed piece.

Price: $60,000 view item

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Regence Painted Buffet à Deux Corps, Early 18th Century

Item Number: 6816

This early 18th Century painted Buffet a Deux Corps is truly immaculate. The piece is a true period piece, made in the Regence era when Louis XV was too young of age to rule so the country was ruled temporarily by King Phillipe D’Orleans. The cabinet is hand painted and hand carved with beautiful detail and features two open shelves on the sides and a pull out drawer in the center. Its rare to see the hand-carved elements on top of the piece present and in this condition given its 18th century origins. The hardware is original to the piece, as are the six doors.

Price: $115,000 view item

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Pair of Gold Leafed and Hand-Carved Napoleon III Mirrors

Item Number: 6764

This beautiful pair of French Napoleon III mirrors are gold leafed and date back to the 19th century, circa 1860. The immaculate hand carving throughout is both beautiful and unique to the pair. Note the frame, the draping ribbon-work adorned with foliage, and especially the gorgeous shell surrounded by flowing elements atop the mirror. The mirror itself is bevelled and enclosed by mirrored side panels. The pair is quite large, six feet tall, and is poised to make a stately presence in any room.

Price: $95,000 for the pair view item

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Belle Epoque Bronze & Crystal Chandelier with Colorful Fruits

Item Number: 293x

This beautifully colorful French Belle Epoque chandelier is Louis XV in style and made of patinated bronze in the classic bird cage shape. Most notably, the piece is draped with striking colored crystal grapes with crystal leaves, and adorned with unusual clear crystal plaquettes, each in the shape of a bunch of grapes. The center of the chandelier has a large amethyst colored crystal spear and the bottom crystal ball is in the form of a pear of matching color.

Price: $12,500 view item

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Pair of Gold-Leafed Louis XVI Consoles Stamped “Krieger”

Item Number: 6773

This pair of late 19th century Louis XVI free-standing consoles are both beautiful and unique. The Demi-lune (translated to half moon) consoles are most notably stamped by the artists “Kreiger.” The pieces are gold leafed and possess the original Carrara marble. The carving is beautiful, fluted legs are joined by an urn adorned apron. Ribbons of foliage flow under the marble, and details abound throughout.The piece has been retouched with silver leaf on the flower of each apron as well as he petals on the center of the stretcher. This would be a welcome and rare addition to any collection.

Price: $90,000 pair view item

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Louis XV Desk Attributed to “Sormani” with Bronze D’Ore Mounts

Item Number: 6625

This French Louis XV marquetry bureau plat dates back to the 19th century and is attributed to the artist "Sormani". Born in Venice and working in Paris, Paul Sormani was one of the most gifted craftsmen in the 1800s. The large writing desk features exquisite bronze d'ore mounts. Note the work from the table legs to the muses facing the writer, the handle and key as well as the framework on the top. The piece features a leather, gold tooled writing surface and is in fantastic shape.

Price: $95,000 view item

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Chinese Rose Medallion Lamp, 19th Century

Item Number: 0436

This unique Chinese Rose Medallion lamp features a celadon background and dates back to the 19th century. The piece is adorned with pristine bronze d’ore mounts added by the French, and has beautiful raised elements original to the lamp. The piece was originally a base for an oil lamp and has been converted to electricity.

Price: $6,250 view item

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