French bronzed metal sculpture of a lighthouse and a seaman tossing a life preserver from the rocks. Stamped Made in France. Measures 58 inches tall, 23 inches wide, and 15 inches deep. Very good condition. The lighthouse is electrified and the light rotates.
Vintage hand crafted Eqyptian Revival lounge chair made by Smith Watson Cabinet Makers in the mid to late 20thc. Wonderful lacquer and gold leaf design motif of snakes and serpents. Measures 72 inches long, 36 inches high to the back, 14 inches high to the seat, and 22 inches deep. The original cane has some damage which the custom made cushion rectifies. Signed on bottom with the original plaque.
Rare antique hand carved teak veranda swing. India, early 20th century. The measurements are: 88” high, 109” wide at the top, 34” deep at the top, 19 wide at the base, and 30” deep at the base. The chains are 62” long. The swing seat is 56.75” wide and 27” deep. Beautiful original polychrome surface and excellent condition. Strong and comfortable.
The decoration was inspired by the miniature Mughal paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries in India. Each scene is hand painted over true silver leaf, accented with areas of gold leaf. There are scenes of courtly life, the hunt, lovers, gardens and exotic animals. Truly one of a kind and custom made, there is no other like it. The chest has no drawer pulls because owner chose to display it as a work of art; however, drawer pulls could easily be added to facilitate use of the drawers. Measures 30 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and 28.5 inches high. Lovely condition. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques
Antique Victorian 18K green chrysoberyl cat's eye and old mine diamonds mourning brooch circa 1840. Provenance: NYC debutante, wife of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon (Edward L. Parker). This very rare brooch is an exceptional piece of Etruscan Revival period jewelry. It is 18K yellow gold with square and round beads and granulated scrolls and loops around the outer edge, and on top of the lower frame, it is crowned with an oval shaped, high dome green cat's eye cabochon oval stone, prong set in the center (14mm X 9mm; 6.5-7 carats, surrounded by 18 round, old mine cut diamonds (EXTREMELY clear, most likely from the old India diamond mines, to quote gemologist Paul Indorf of Chester, CT), each measuring 2mm across or .03 carats each for a total diamond carat weight of of 0.54. The diamonds are all prong set in a fancy, raised setting. The brooch measures 1.75" inches tall X 1 3/8" inches wide. It weighs 18 grams or 11.574 dwt (pennyweights). The back is capped with a thick, beveled glass, oval in shape insert, measuring 1.25" X 7/8" of an inch. This is where the back insert was removed and locks of hair or other keepsake(s) were placed in memory of a loved one. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.