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AN ANATOLIAN MARBLE FEMALE IDOL OF KILIYA TYPE\n\nCHALCOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3000-2200 B.C.\n\nOf highly stylized geometric form, the massive head tilted backward acutely, with small bulging articulated eyes, a long ridged nose and small projecting ears on a tall slender neck, with broad curving shoulders, the arms off-set from the torso by oblique cuts, the forearms in raised relief, the wide hips with the pudenda incised, the legs together, divided by an incision, separating at the shins, the
A ROYAL LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, SYCAMORE, MAHOGANY, PARQUETRY AND MARQUETRY COMMODE\nBy Jean-Henri Riesener\nThe moulded, eared and breakfront Serancolin marble top above a breakfront facade with lappeted band and three frieze-drawers with scrolling foliage, the central drawer with the interlaced 'L' cypher, above two long drawers decorated sans traverse to the centre with an angled and lappeted panel with a vase with mask flanked by a basket of fruits and flowers, to each side with f
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT SET OF FOUR HUANGHUALI HORSESHOE-BACK ARMCHAIRS, QUANYI\nCHINA, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY\nOf elegant form and proportions with slender sweeping crest rail terminating in elegant hook handles above gracefully shaped standing stiles and thinly beaded shaped aprons, the curved splat inset with a finely beaded openwork panel above a plain panel and shaped beaded apron, the removable soft mat seats set into the rectangular frame with beaded edge above plain beaded ap
A Highly Important late Louis XVI ormolu-mounted Japanese black and gilt lacquer and ebony commode à vantaux and secrétaire à abattant en suite\nlate 18th century, attributed to Adam Weisweiler and Pierre-Philippe Thomire, possibly under the direction of Martin-Eloi Lignereux, The commode à vantaux with rectangular Egyptian granito rosso top surrounded by an ormolu border cast with gadroons and flowers upon a slightly breakfront frieze fitted with three drawers and mounted all around with ormolu
A VERY RARE HUANGHUALI CIRCULAR INCENSE STAND, XIANGJI\n\n16TH-17TH CENTURY\n\nThe circular top is fitted into a molded frame above the tall waist and beaded, shaped aprons carved with scrollwork and stylized ruyi above each leg. The whole is raised on three elegantly shaped cabriole legs, further carved with stylized ruyi, and terminating in upturned foliate feet and joined by a circular base stretcher raised on small bracket feet.\n\n37 ½ in. (95.3 cm.) high, 17 ¾ in. (45.1 cm.) diam.
A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONY, BLUE-STAINED HORN, BRASS, PEWTER, TORTOISESHELL, BOULLE AND WOOD MARQUETRY CENTER TABLE**\nCirca 1685, by André-Charles Boulle\nThe rectangular top centered by a floral bouquet above a mask, with two butterflies and a bird in wood marquetry on a tortoiseshell ground, within an oak leaf and acorn border, flanked by two masks, the outer border decorated with stylized foliate trails and acanthus scrolls, with brass border, the sides decorated by stylized foliage an
THE CATHERINE GODDARD CHIPPENDALE BLOCK-AND-SHELL CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY BUREAU TABLE\nATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GODDARD (1724-1785), NEWPORT, CIRCA 1765\nThe proper left center drawer with an old pencil inscription: Made the pea.. [piece?] 7 of May; bears a handwritten label reading, JOHN GODDARD, Cabinet maker born died 1785. married HANNAH about 1746. CATHERINE, born April 10, 1757. died March 24, 1816. THOMAS, born April 2, 1765. died July 24, 1858. John Goddard made the desk for his daughter
On an English Elizabethan style gilt wood base with a fluted frieze on four gadrooned and tapering legs incorporating strap work, the top incorporating various types of very fine hard stones including agates, jaspers, chalcedonies, lapis lazuli, amethyst, cornelians and more precisely: Diaspro di Sicilia, Agata di Siena, Diaspro di Boemia, Quarzo ametistino, Calcedonio orientale , Lapislazzuli, Agata di Germania, Diaspro di Barga, Diaspro sanguigno, Diaspro di Candia, Calcedonio di Volterra, C
The important Reginald M. Lewis Queen Anne carved walnut Compass- Seat stool, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania\ncirca 1750, Retains a dark rich historic possibly original surface. Reupholstered in period fabric.\nHeight 15 5/8 in.\n39.7 cm
A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND BOULLE BRASS-INLAID BROWN TORTOISESHELL BUREAU PLAT\nCIRCA 1710, ATTRIBUTED TO ANDRE-CHARLES BOULLE\nInlaid overall en première partie, the rounded rectangular tooled long-grain brown leather top with monumental pounced and moulded border with domed lambrequin and scallop-shell corner clasps, the inverted breakfront frieze with three walnut-lined frieze drawers, the central drawer with weeping Heraclitus handle, all inlaid with foliate arabesque marquetry within ch
The bureau plat with a leather inset writing surface surrounded by a molded ormolu border, the frieze of slightly breakfront outline, fitted with three drawers and with a writing slide at one end, the central drawer fitted with ribbon-tied foliate ormolu rinceaux enclosing flowerheads, the flanking drawers with conjoined S-scrolls enclosing acanthus leaf clusters, the angular outset corners fitted with rosettes and centered at each end by a satyrs' mask; raised on tapered legs inset with ormolu
A ROYAL LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH, SYCAMORE AND FLORAL MARQUETRY COMMODE\nCirca 1757, attributed to Jean-Pierre Latz and Jean-François Oeben\nInlaid overall with ebony and boxwood stringing, of sinuous bombé form, with eared serpentine griotte marble top wtih molded undercut edge, with two drawers decorated sans traverse and locking by means of a single lock, with a basket of flowers within a scrolling ormolu cartouche cast with rockwork and acanthus scrolls, flanked by sunflow
Marilyn Monroe "The Girl" ivory pleated "Subway" dress by Travilla, the most recognized costume in film history, from The Seven Year Itch. (TCF, 1955) Ivory rayon-acetate halter dress with pleated skirt. Handwritten label "1-27-1-8171 M. Monroe A-734-12." Worn by Marilyn Monroe as "The Girl" in one of the most iconic images of film history in The Seven Year Itch, when she stood above the subway grate and uttered that famous line, "OOOH isn't it delicious?" The Seven Year Itch storyline, unlike s
A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONY, CUT-BRASS, TORTOISESHELL, BLUE-STAINED HORN AND PEWTER MARQUETRY ARMOIRE 'DE L'HISTOIRE D'APOLLON'**\nBy André-Charles Boulle, circa 1695-1700\nInlaid overall in première and contre partie, the concave cornice with flower-filled guilloche moulding above a strapwork frieze with alternating masks of Hercules and Flora, above a central lion's mask and egg-and-dart moulding, each rectangular door divided into three panels, the outer panels with heart-shaped motifs o
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS\nDESIGNED BY ROBERT ADAM AND MADE BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, 1765\nEach with padded back, arms and seat covered in blue floral cut-velvet silk damask, the shaped rectangular back framed with foliage-bound reeding, headed at the angles by paterae, the scrolled serpentine toprail centred by a pierced anthemia, the padded arms with scrolled foliate supports, the terminals with flowerheads, the padded serpentine-fronted seat above a deep seat-rail edged with a hus
LIQUID CARBONIC MARBLE & ONYX SODA FOUNTAIN - Made for the Colubian Exposition of the Chicago World's Fair - The counter is 3' 6" high and 21' 2" in length, the back bar is 10' high and 19' 9" long; this bar was made by Liquid Carbonic Co. and exhibited at the 1893 Columbian Exposition; the back bar is mostly onyx with black and green verigated marble column caps and trim; the two top end panels are set with stained leaded glass, showing urn flanked by wreath with ribbon adornment at the base; t
Isamu Noguchi\nThe Goodyear Table, for A. Conger Goodyear, Old Westbury, New York\n1939\nStack-laminated rosewood, original Herculite plate glass.\n28 3/4 x 83 x 34 3/8 in. (73 x 210.8 x 87.3 cm)\nGlass top etched with HERCULITE/PLATE GLASS/AS G.
This dressing table was originally owned by the Johnson family of Philadelphia, successful tanners, property holders and Quakers, and stood for approximately 130 years in their home in Germantown. The house was completed in 1768 and given by Dirck Jansen, an early settler of Germantown, to his son John Johnson on the occasion of his marriage to Rachel Livezey in 1769 (Harold Eberlein and Courtlandt van Dyke Hubbard, Portrait of a Colonial City, Philadelphia, 1670-1838, p. 380). The dressing tabl
A GEORGE III GILTWOOD SOFA\nDESIGNED BY ROBERT ADAM AND MADE BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, 1765\nThe serpentine padded back, outscrolled arms and serpentine seat covered in blue floral damask cut silk-velvet, the serpentine scrolled cresting bordered with foliage-wrapped reeding and centred by a pierced anthemion cresting, the arms and seat edged with husks, the arms carved with anthemia ending in sunflower double rosettes, the deep seat-rail carved with a central shell framed by griffins and sphinxes
The rectangular removable top inset with a gilt-tooled green leather writing surface on an amaranth ground inlaid with stringing and surrounded by an ormolu border fitted at the corners with acanthus leaf-cast clasps, the frieze with three drawers and mounted all around with ormolu interlocking circles enclosing finely chased flowerheads within laurel wreaths, and foliate paterae respectively, three laurel wreaths forming the drawer handles, all flanked by scrolling berried foliage on a stained
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND SEVRES PROCELAIN-MOUNTED SATINWOOD, AMARANTH, EBONY AND MARQUETRY TABLE DE CAFE\nBy Adam Weisweiler and supplied by the marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre, the porcelain plaque with date 1776 and probably painted by Charles-Eloi Asselin (1743-1804)\nThe rectangular top with outset rounded corners fitted with a pierced three-quarter heart-shaped gallery and inset with a Sèvres porcelain plaque after Teobald Michau, painted in polychrome with 'La Recreation des Moisonneurs'
Marc Newson\nLockheed Lounge\ncirca 1990\nFibreglass-reinforced polyester resin core, blind-riveted sheet aluminium, rubber-coated polyester resin.\n87 x 168.3 x 61.6 cm (34 1/4 x 66 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.)\nHandmade by Marc Newson at Basecraft for Pod, Australia. Number 10 from the edition of 10 plus 4 artist’s proofs and 1 prototype. Underside impressed with BASECRAFT SYDNEY. Together with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
A MASSIVE AND VERY RARE HUANGHUALI RECESSED-LEG PAINTING TABLE, HUA’AN\nCHINA, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY\nWith two-panel top set within the wide rectangular frame with triple beaded edge, above thick plain beaded aprons and spandrels, all raised on massive thumb-grooved and beaded legs and joined by pairs of rounded square stretchers\n33 ½ in. (85.1 cm.) high, 86 ¾ in. (220.3 cm.) wide, 28 1/8 in. (71.4 cm.) deep
A RARE AND IMPORTANT CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY DIMINUTIVE BLOCK-AND-SHELL DOCUMENT CABINET WITH DRAWERS\nSIGNED BY JOHN TOWNSEND (1733-1809), NEWPORT, 1755-1765\nLower left drawer side signed in graphite John Town[se]nd Newport; bottom of case signed in graphite John T[ownsen]d [Newp]ort; backs of drawers hand-inscribed in chalk, running from top to bottom, A, B, C, D on left side and E, F, G, H on right side; appears to retain its original brasses\n27¾ in. high, 25 7/8 in. wide, 12 7/8 in. de
A Highly Important Louis XV ormolu-mounted Japanese lacquer and ebonized commode, attributed to Bernard II Vanrisamburgh\ncirca 1750, The later molded serpentine-fronted Portor marble top above two drawers composed of a single seventeenth-century Japanese lacquer panel decorated sans traverse with figures and buildings in a landscape, the drawers mounted with scrolling ormolu shells, foliate and rocaille motifs and curling vines forming drawer handles, both sides mounted with ormolu in a similar
Pierre Koenig\nCase Study House #21\n1958\n\nPierre Koenig's Case Study House #21, now carefully and immaculately restored to the original intent and design of the architect, is an architectural landmark located in the Hollywood Hills. Completed early within his career, the steel and glass residence is a pure expression of Koenig's approach to design. Using a reduced range of materials, he created a living space that gracefully reflects the demands, conditions, and requirements of modern living
Acajou flamée, faux lapis lazuli-painted tôle, the cupboard beneath three spring-loaded secret drawers, opening to reveal eighteen small drawers, three spring released frieze drawers, the cresting bearing the coat-of-arms of Marie-Josephine-Louise of Savoy who married Louis XVI's younger brother, the comte de Provence, the future Louis XVIII, in 1771. The pair of vases on the cresting replaced with castings made from the original cabinet by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen.\nThe present
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE BLACK, POLYCHROME AND GILT LACQUER AND VERNIS COMMODE\nCirca 1740, stamped five times BVRB\nThe serpentine-fronted moulded Portor marble top above a pair of doors mounted sans traverse with Chinese lacquer panels with European embellishments depicting figures within landscapes and peering from a window, the center with figures within a pavillion within walled enclosures against a tree-lined landscape, mounted with a central cartouche framing of C-scrolls, rocail
THE IMPORTANT HOLLINGSWORTH FAMILY CHIPPENDALE CARVED WALNUT HIGH CHEST-OF-DRAWERS, MATCHING DRESSING TABLE AND SIDECHAIR\nThomas Affleck (1740-1795), Philadelphia, 1765-1775\nThe high chest in two sections: the upper with a molded, broken-scroll pediment with carved rosettes centering a naturalistically carved rococo cartouche flanked by three-part, flame finials with fluted plinths above five thumb-nail molded small drawers, the center top drawer with a carved shell and acanthus appliques, ove
A REGENCY BRONZE-MOUNTED AND BRASS-INLAID EBONY AND MAHOGANY LIBRARY PEDESTAL DESK attributed to Marsh & Tatham, the rectangular gilt-tooled green leather-lined top crossbanded overall and banded by a brass-reeded border, the brass-inlaid ebony key-pattern frieze with four mahogany-lined drawers to the front and back flanking a central double-sided mahogany drawer inlaid with a quatrefoil-centred lozenge flanked by stylised scrolling flowerheads, the pedestals each with a panelled door mounted w
THE CORNELIUS STEVENSON CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY CARD TABLE\nPhiladelphia, circa 1760\nThe rectangular hinged top with outset rounded corners opening to a baize-lined playing surface with reserves at corners and wells for gaming pieces above a conforming case fitted with a single thumbmolded drawer centered by outset turret corners carved with scrolling acanthus and rosette carved and diapered crown motif over a scalloped skirt centered by an asymmetrical shell-carved pendant surrounded by ca
Le Maharadjah Raj Rajeshwar Sawai Shri Yeshwant Rao II Holkar XIV Bahadur (1908 - 1961), membre de la dynastie des Holkar de Marathas, épouse Shrimant Akhand Sahib Soubhagyavati Sanyogita Bai Holkar (1913 - 1937) en 1924. Il devient Maharadjah d'Indore en 1926, à l'âge de dix-sept ans, quand son père, Tukojirao Holkar III (1890 - 1978), abdique en sa faveur.\nLe Maharadjah et la Maharani ont tous deux suivi leur scolarité en Angleterre. Le couple est très amoureux de la vie européenne et ses fas
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS\nDesigned by Robert Adam and made by Thomas Chippendale\nEach with padded back, arms and seat covered in crimson floral damask, the shaped rectangular back framed with foliage-bound reeding, headed at the angles by paterae, the scrolled serpentine toprail centred by a pierced anthemion, the padded arms with scrolled foliate supports, the terminals with flowerheads, the padded serpentine-fronted seat above a deep seat-rail edged with a husk border carved wi
Régence, von A.C. BOULLE (André Charles Boulle, 1643-1732), Paris um 1720.\nEbenholz und rot/braunes Schildpatt ausserordentlich fein eingelegt mit gravierten Messingfilets in "première-partie"; Blumen, Kartuschen und Blätter. Rechteckiges, vorstehendes, mit schwarzem, goldgepresstem Leder bezogenes und in profiliertem Bronzestab gefasstes Blatt auf wellig ausgeschnittener Zarge mit markant geschweiften Beinen. Front mit breiter und eingezogener Zentralschublade, flankiert von je 1 Schublade. Gl
La façade à trois niveaux et cinq travées, centrée d’un avant-corps, reposant sur un double soubassement ; le premier niveau rythmé par des colonnes corinthiennes, comportant une niche surmontée d’un fronton curviligne orné des armoiries du pape Paul V Borghèse ; le deuxième niveau rythmé par des colonnes corinthiennes, centré d’un fronton triangulaire, couronné d’une balustrade et flanquée d’allégories ; le troisième niveau rythmé par des cariatides et surmonté d’un fronton brisé couronné d’all