Fine pair of imposing 19th century Chinese hardwood hat form arm chairs. Strong, heavy and comfortable, excellent condition. Some minor old professional repairs.
Japonaiserie hand made arm chair c1900 in original condition. Measures 54 inches high to the back, 18.5 inches high to the seat, 20.25 inches high to the arms, 23 inches wide at the arms and 20 inches deep. Soft black finish with muted gold tracery. Japonaiserie was the term the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh used to express the influence of Japanese art. Before 1854 trade with Japan was confined to a Dutch monopoly and Japanese goods imported into Europe were for the most part confined to porcelain and lacquer ware.
Stunning antique Turkish octagonal wall mirror. Hardwood with brass rosettes, circa 1850-1880. The frame measures 35.5 x 35.5 x 1.5 inches and the mirror is 16.5 inches in diameter. The eight flat sides are each 9.5 inches. Weight is 32 pounds.
Set of 3 painted bronze 18th to 19th century salt or nut boats. We are not certain of their origin, probably either Asia or Russia. Each bowl was hand painted in polychrome and highlighted in pure gold leaf. They each measure 6.5 inches across x 3 inches deep x 3.5 inches high at the ends. Each one is exquisitely painted in a slightly different motif from the others.
Pair of flute carved padouk wood lamps. India, circa 1900. Hand carved from single blocks of wood. Note the wonderful angled wave detail at the shoulder. Padouk is a very dense and hard wood that requires great skill to carve. Excellent condition with new linen shades, harps and wiring. Each measures 30 inches high to the harps and 18 inches high to the top of the wood base.