Chinese enamel household Buddhist shrine. Six-sided form with tent-style "roof" and brass rail. Two doors open to reveal an object of veneration. Early 18th century. Measures 14" H x 11" W. Finial not original.
Chinese enamel on copper cloisonne ting, or covered and footed ritual vessel. covered censer. Decorated with Buddha's masks. Probably made in the Shen-Shi province. Circa 1800. Measures 14" H x 10.25" L x 6.75" W. Purchased in the 1960's. Old receipt included. Some minor loss and slight bend to one foot.
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.