23 juillet 2012

A green lacquer bureau bookcase attributed to Giles Grendey (1693-1780). England, circa 1730

A green lacquer bureau bookcase attributed to Giles Grendey (1693-1780). England, circa 1730. © 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES decorated throughout with gilt chinoiseries on a green ground, the cresting in the form of a broken swan's neck pediment. The upper section has two doors fitted with shaped mirror plates of traditional Grendey form which open to reveal,on the reverse, large scale Chinese figures and an interior fitted with small pigeon holes, bookshelves and drawers, with a pair of candle slides below; the fall... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2012

An important early 18th century Venetian arte povera bureau bookcase. Italy, ca 1740

An important early 18th century Venetian arte povera bureau bookcase. Italy, ca 1740 © 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES profusely decorated with elaborate decoupages vignettes on every surface on a cream ground. Each panel is enclosed by running floral and foliate designs. The slope front has fantasy carriages drawn by various horses and surrounded by various beasts. Opening to reveal a fitted interior with pigeon holes, small drawers and fully decorated writing surface. The three lower drawers are decorated with figures in... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2012

A Vizigapatan miniature bureau bookcase of engraved ivory veneered on sandalwood carcass. India, ca 1780

A particularly fine late 18th century Vizigapatan miniature bureau bookcase of engraved ivory veneered on sandalwood carcass. India, ca 1780. © 2012 MALLETT ANTIQUES The broken pediment top with central column and architectural finial, is finished on all sides. The upper part is divided into one long central top drawer and four smaller drawers beneath, with cupboard doors on each side opening to reveal fitted interiors. The fall front conceals an interior with curved drawers and central columns flanking pigeonholes and... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2009

Part II of the Famed Burton-Ching Collection Realizes Strong Prices at Bonhams & Butterfields in July

Chinese Rosewood Table LOS ANGELES, CA.- In the entire world, there are but a handful of companies that attempt the level of furniture making for which West Coast-based Burton-Ching has developed its sterling reputation. On July 13, 2009, international fine arts auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields offered part II of the famed Burton-Ching Collection to a highly enthusiastic crowd. The summer auction featured an incredible compilation of highly sought after English and Continental reproduction furnishings true to the designs... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2009

A Japanese Metal-Mounted Lacquered Bureau Bookcase, 19th Century

A Japanese Metal-Mounted Lacquered Bureau Bookcase, 19th Century 80in. (203cm.) high, 53in. (104.5cm.) wide, 35½in. (90cm.) deep. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 Christie's Interiors. 9 - 10 February 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christie's.com Image Christie's Ltd 2009
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