A Meiji Period Japanese oblong shape black lacquer tray decorated with classic bird, bat & cloud motifs, on a custom designed black lacquered faux bamboo table or stand, with a large turned finial centering four arching stretchers. Japan, c. 1870. Dimensions: 28" H x 24" W x 14 1/2" D
Jennie Burr with her teacher, oil on canvas, circa 1880. Excellent condition. Canvas measures 24 x 32 inches,and frame measures 28 x 36 inches. Fannie Burr (1858-1931) was born into Monroe, CT's most prominent family. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. She is isted in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Her work was exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. A catalogue of her work was produced by The Connecticut Gallery, Inc. This painting was acquired directly from an heir to the estate. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
16th century Franco Flemish tapestry section. Romantic scene of two musicians on a decorated balcony with a parrot perched on the balustrade. Measures approximately 75.5 inches high x 56.5 inches wide. Good condition with an old silk backing. There is light fading and some separation here and there in the fabric, which is typical for tapestries from this period.
Impressionist landscape by British artist Edward Brian Seago. Oil on artist board, with thick impasto typical of Seago's work from his early period. The painting's focal point is the extraordinary windy sky with its mauve and gray rain clouds obscuring the blue sky beyond. The scene is grounded low with a pea green field and a dark wind tossed tree line. Probably painted in Norfolk because it is so similar to his other works from this area. Seago was born in Norwich in 1910, and died in London in 1974. He was largely self taught but received guidance under Bertam Priestman, R.A. He traveled and worked in Italy, France, Sardinia, Portugal, Morocco, and Hong Kong. His work has been shown in London, Glasgow, New York, Montreal, Los Angeles, Oslo, and Brussels; his work hangs in the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. The image measures 8" x 10". It is signed at lower left, and pencil dated verso Sept. 11, 1932. It is in excellent original condition. To see other examples of Seago's works showing the exact same signature and nearly identical subject matter, please go to AskArt.com and type in Edward Seago. "The Bure Valley" features the same signature; it sold at Samuel T. Freeman Co., lot 49, on 6.19.2011. "The Marsh Gate" features similar sky, tree and horizon lines; it sold at Bonham's Knightsbridge, lot 115, on 11.15.2011. "Landscape Near Upton-Norfolk" features a very similar landscape; it sold at Weddington's, lot 116A, on 12.08.2009. For many more examples, please go to Artprice.com and type in Edward Seago, or www.EdwardSeagoPaintings.com
John Henry Belter style rosewood lady's chair circa 1850-60. Unusual back designed with a pair of columns entwined with scrolls ending in a floral crest. Seat upholstered in Stroheim and Roman woven jacquard. Measurements: 40 H to back; 18.5 H to (crowned) seat; 16 W at back; 16.75 W at seat; 19.5 W at knees; 17.5 D at seat; and 23.75 D overall. Superb 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