Auguste Moreau bronze cherub sculpture titled Amour Sifflant circa 1900. Measures 27 inches tall, excellent condition. Bio from Ask Art and mirgallery.com: Auguste Moreau (1834-1917) was born in Paris, the youngest son of sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Moreau. He studied with his father and also under Aimé Millet, Augustin Drumont and Jean Thomas. Each of the three Moreau brothers - Hippolyte, Marthurin and Auguste - have become renowned for the quality and the beauty of their figurative sculpture. In 1861, Auguste made his debut at the Salon where he would exhibit regularly until 1913. His subjects were primarily young maidens or allegorical and genre scenes incorporating cupids and young children. His style was realistic and graceful, revealing his relation to the other members of the Moreau family. His compositions encapsulate a feeling of innocence while incorporating an air of mischievous game.
RARE T H Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicomb mid century modern coffee table circa 1950. Excellent condition with original label underneath. Measures 72.5" long by 16.5" high by 18.5" wide at the center. Classic modern design, hand made with simple clean lines. Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905–1976) was a British-born architect and furniture designer. He studied architecture at London University. He afterwards worked briefly as a naval architect, designing ocean liner interiors, and then as art director for a motion picture studio. In 1926, he became a salesman for an antiques dealer who specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture, and Robsjohn-Gibbings was assigned prominent accounts such as Elizabeth Arden and Neiman Marcus. In the late 1930's and 1940's he was the most important decorator in America. After opening a shop on New York's Madison Avenue in 1936, Robsjohn-Gibbings proceeded to design houses from coast to coast for such scions as Doris Duke, Alfred A. Knopf, and Thelma Chrysler Foy.
Louis XV period walnut leather top desk, Loire Valley, circa 1780. Retains its original keys and leather surface. Measures 61.75 inches long, 27.5 inches deep and 30.5 inches high. Gorgeous heavy stock walnut makes this desk a stunning piece of furniture. A drawer over a door on each side of the generously proportioned knee space (easily accommodates a chair at 21.25 inches wide and 26.5 inches high); recessed center compartment with matching drawer. New glass top over original green hand tooled leather. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Vintage Maitland Smith games table with double removable inset. The top is hand tooled green leather embossed in gold. The legs are each hand carved in a blind fretwork Chinese Chippendale design. Solid mahogany. Maitland Smith no longer makes a game table this elaborate. The new examples have turned legs and no carving. This table seats four and measures 40 x 39.75 inches at the top by 30 inches high. The removable chess/checkers/backgammon game board measures 20 inches square. Excellent condition. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Striking geometric abstract lunarscape painting entitled "The Beginning" by Michiel Gloeckner (born 1915, died 1989), signed and titled verso, circa 1974. Oil on canvas. Exhibited: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (1960), Munich Kunstverein (1966), Galerie 5, Paris (1972-1976), etc. Collections include: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. Well listed in Davenports, AskArt, etc. Dimensions: 29" H x 23" W in original Gloeckner frame.