All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1800 item #1290586
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USD $1,495
Pair of old master oil paintings-18thc bird paintings--these birds were considered game birds at the time and sought as as food-on hard wood panels-no condition problems-frames are later but appropriate for Italian paintings-8 inches by 6 inches--add 2.5 inches all around for fine frame and gilt wood liner
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #23695 (stock #1454pr)
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Magnificent pair. Probably Thai, brought to New Orleans in late 18th century. Solid bronze, approx 170 lbs each. Wonderful casting. Unique helmet heads, beaver tails. Rich patina. Can use indoors or in the garden. Rock crystal eyes. These are not reproductions. 35" high, 28.5" long, 15" wide. Male and female. (Use them for breeding)
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #905244
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USD $1,750
Highly detailed Spanish watercolor of Alhambra--signed lower right hand corner-A.Sanchez ALHAMBRA-late 19thc-17.75 inches by 27 inches-plus well carved wood gold leaf frame. no condition problems-glass is non glare
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Architectural : Exterior : Pre 1910 item #82707
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You never find cast iron finials this form and size--looks like they came from Aladdins castle or Kremlin turrets or a Tasty Freeze stand-the pair are each 15.5 inches high-have a 5.75 inch square base-original paint has been removed-what remains is traces of rust colored paint--were cast in two pieces and welded together--it took a skilled welder to do the job--about 80 or 90 years old--need paint-make them as exotic as you wish--great doorstops for great doors-heavy
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1837 VR item #869670
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USD $495
Rare Chinese ivory and bronze brush desk set- has two carved bas relief fou dogs in ivory with onyx or flint eyes-bronze is etched with intricate design-has holder for brush -pot for ink-piece is ca 1800-no condition problems-5.5 inches by 3 inches-very fine piece
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1900 item #24336 (stock #1666pr)
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Celebrating marriage of Napoleon and Josephine, probably issued at time of coronation. Empire, solid bronze. Marked with '958' and possible foundry mark. 8" diameter--no condition problems-lost wax process
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1950 item #119932
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American fashion ink and watercolor drawing of lady in a feathered hat-image 4 inchs by 12 inches-framed 8 inches by 16 inches-no condition problems-30s-40s
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1837 VR item #1072032
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Indonesian Kris dagger-very fine intricately carved handle in tropical hardwood-probably ebony- appears to be a demon--in brass covered sheath-blade, made from forged meteorite, shows wear--19 inches long-5 inches wide top
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1970 item #87445
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This is a beautiful cast bronze sculpture of an elephant by American sculptor W.Hicksons-it is signed with artists monogram WH-also the foundry-the famous Roman Bronze Works Inc-this number 4 of an edition of 12-this is also indicated on the bronze--casting and modeling are superb-surface is textured to indicate the rough elephants hide-only one ear and three legs-this minimalist art at its best--solid casting-no condition problems-9.5 inches high--heavy with nice patina
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Iron : Pre 1940 item #437753
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This iron sculpture belongs in the Guggenhiem Museum--believed to be inspired by a WWII naval anti aircraft deck gun-was made in the 1940s--composed of welded iron parts from assorted objects, all of which appear vintage--big piece--55 inches wide 33 inches deep and 58 inches high-on casters and gun tilts-very special piece-if you are bold, place in center of the living room-not for hen pecked husband--one of a kind-composed by skilled craftsman--had to take close to year to create--no condition...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Lighting : Tabletop : Candlesticks : Pre 1900 item #375529
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Two Russian solid brass candlesticks-not a pair -both figural-- made by same hand and feature a muzhik as a central figure-ca 1860s-pieces come apart and were cast in pieces and screw together-one 9 inches tall with 3.75 inch diameter-- the other 10 inches tall with 4.75 inch diameter--no condition problems or repairs
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1837 VR item #1284050
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USD $250
19thc carved gilt wood altar piece- early 19thc-Spanish Colonial--originally piece held prayers and now serves as mirror-mirror is clouded, gilt is worn -carving is in good condition complete and unrepaired -20.5 inches tall-very decorative
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #23849
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Mid-19th century. Carved gilt wood with parcel gilt pair of shishi dogs-Painted glass eyes. Superb carving. Male and female. Good size. 17" high, 6.75" wide, 14" long. Try to find another pair!-no condition problems
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1900 item #1206144
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19thc English burl walnut lap desk with brass fittings--ca 1860s-desk is attached to mahogany stand that has a stretcher-21 inches high-16 inches wide-9.5 inches deep-tooled leather writing surface shows wear-minor nicks on rich patina-splendid piece-desk was used by past owners
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1213504
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Meiji hand forged dagger with exquisitely carved old ivory handle and scabbard--there are 23 figures carved in bas relief-depicts celebration dance over enemy whose two heads are in a basket at base of scabbard--there is a signature shield of the ivory carver at base of scabbard-13.5 inches-blade is in good condition and retains polish. handle has drying cracks-fuchi collar has minor damage on the inner ring-small kozuka appears missing- tsuba is loose--museum quality for certain
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Russian : Pre 1910 item #1040112
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All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1700 item #1240647
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very rare English hand-colored engraving of a Caribbean Indian and his five wives--Titled CHATOYER THE CHIEF OF THE BLACK CHARAIBES IN ST VINCENT WITH HIS FIVE WIVEs--according to inscription it is based on painting by Sir William Young Bar-it was engraved by Agostino Brunyas in 1772--impression of plate is obvious-color still strong-small foxing spot outside margin at top-9 inches by 11 inches-unframed-condition is good
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1279665
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USD $1,195
Stunning 19thc Limoges enamel picture of Praetorian Roman guard officer-signed lower right side S ROSA-minor damage to fine gold leaf Victorian frame-surface wear to enamel-piece is highlighted with gilt accents in officer's dress--enamel is 4.5 inches by 6-framed -9.25 by 10 inches-subject matter rare