25 décembre 2010

Two bronze mirrors. Tang Dynasty

Two bronze mirrors. Tang Dynasty. photo Bonhams Each of circular shape, the first fitted with a gilt repoussé sheet decorated with an outer band of birds and grapevines under a central band of leaping hounds and vines, plain pierced boss, the second cast with an outer grapevine and bird meander under a central band of leaping mythical beasts enclosed by a raised band with sawtooth edge, both with heavy malachite patina; 4 and 4 3/4in (10 and 12cm) diameter. Sold for $3,904 Provenance:  Ching Wah Lee, San Francisco (the... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2010

Historic Mirrors from the Setting of Brideshead Revisited to Sell at Bonhams

A rare and important pair of George II carved giltwood mirrors LONDON.- Two important George II carved giltwood mirrors, part of a set of four commissioned for Castle Howard in Yorkshire, the stately home featured in the 1981 TV series and the 2008 film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, are to be sold at Bonhams’ Fine English Furniture and Works of Art sale on 3 November 2010. Probably designed for Henry, 4th Earl of Carlisle (1694-1758) by John Vardy and showing the influence of his colleague William... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2009

A pair of Venetian marginal wall mirrors, first quarter 20th century

A pair of Venetian marginal wall mirrors, first quarter 20th century each with a rectangular bevelled edge plate, the marginal plates with etched decoration and mounted with moulded glass flower head decoration. 202cm. high, 127cm. wide; 6ft. 7½in., 4ft. 2in. Estimate 10,000—15,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts. 13 Jan 09. London. photo courtesy Sotheby's. www.sotheby's.com
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11 octobre 2008

A pair of Italian late baroque giltwood mirrors. Venice, first quarter 18th century

A pair of Italian late baroque giltwood mirrors. Venice, first quarter 18th century. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's the shaped plate within a molded border decorated with floral and foliate motifs, the lower rail centered by a mask. 87 cm; 44 cm. Estimate 7,000—10,000 USD Sotheby's. The Foster-Gwin Collection. 24 Oct 08. New York - www.sothebys.com
11 octobre 2008

A fine pair of Italian gilt and silvered-wood mirrors. Venice, second quarter 18th century

A fine pair of Italian gilt and silvered-wood mirrors. Venice, second quarter 18th century. Photo: Courtesy Sotheby's the rectangular mirror plate within molded leaf-carved borders and decorated all around with scrollwork, acanthus leaves and shell motifs, one inscribed on the back Sig Alessandro Guglielmo ... Giangala. 148.5 cm; 104 cm. Estimate 40,000—60,000 USD EXHIBITED: International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, October 19-25, 2007 Winter Antiques Show, January 18-27, 2008, New York NOTE: Comparable... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2008

Pair of painted mirrors, Louis XV, German, 18th/19th century.

Pair of painted mirrors, Louis XV, German, 18th/19th century. Pierced and richly carved wood, painted blue and gilt. H 135 cm, W 73 cm. Estimation : 12 000 / 18 000 CHF Vente du Jeudi 18 septembre 2008. Meubles et Objets d'Art. Koller - CH-8031 Zurich. Tel: + 41/44/445 63 63
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