Impressive Degue hand blown cameo glass vase. Measures 17.75 inches high, 10 inches wide at center, and 8.5 inches at its top. Excellent condition, signed on base. Just acquired from a long time collector of Degue art glass. Degué was the brainchild of the enigmatic David Guéron (1892–1950). Born in Turkey to Spanish Jewish parents, he fled scandal at the age of 22 by joining the French Foreign Legion in 1914, only to be sent to the Western Front, where he was wounded and then pensioned out of the army. Following the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, he set up his glassworks in Compiègne, about 50 miles northeast of Paris, to produce tableware and other functional glass. Compiègne had been the site of the Great War Armistice. In 1926, the year after the successful Paris Exhibition, Guéron moved into the more lucrative production of French art glass. He opened Verrerie d’Art Degué in Paris, a glass works at Boulevard Malesherbes along with a gallery at 41, avenue de Paris, to promote the art glass he named “Degué”. His cameo glass designs leaned heavily toward natural motifs, but also featured the brilliant colors that became his signature. His internally decorated vases, lamps and lampshades met instant success. Another Degué line used a sandblasting method to decorate monochromatic vessels with graphic devices and designs. Bio obtained from Artdecoceramicglasslight.com
Large antique French Baroque gold leaf framed mirror, circa 1900. This frame is of museum quality, in excellent condition. Measures 58 x 52 inches outside and approximately 36 x 44 inches inside. It once held a portrait of James Havemeyer, the former Governor of New York. The original label is on the reverse. It is now mounted with a plate glass mirror. Photographs do not do it justice. The gold leaf is in pristine condition.
Vintage pair of hand made Italian gold gilt, wrought iron and tin 8 light chandeliers in a swirling leaf design. This pair was hand made for an important lower CT estate c1930-1950. The design is spectacular, true to life, depicting leafy vines that have just been caught by a breeze, all swirling around and upward. The leaves are various sizes and are attached to a vine that twists through out each chandelier. They are superlative quality, and truly "One of a Kind." They measures 40 inches high and 36 inches across and has a 37 inches long hand wrought iron chain with hand made multiple leaf ceiling mount that measures 8 inches across. They have both been professionally rewired and are in excellent working condition. I would be willing to sell a a single for $1950. Contact me if you would like to do that.
Serene and quiet oil on canvas painting titled Cow Coming Home signed Constance Tryon. Tryon was a 19th century Btitish artist. Frame measures 35.5 x 29.75 inches; canvas measures 26 x 20 inches. Good, clean original estate condition.
An Vintage English Gothic Revival open-arm long bench, the tall back featuring classic medieval inspired carved archways, trefoils and spires topped with fleur-dis-lis, including diamond design pierced front & side stretchers and curved arms with carved acanthus leaf decoration; a newly upholstered hunter green & red stripe cotton slip seat. England, c. 1890--1910. Dimensions: 64" W x 46" H x 24" D