Paul Sormani Louis XVI style mahogany card table. France, circa 1900. The top has a panel of bookmatched burlwood set in an inlaid frame of satinwood, ebony, and mahogany with a cast bronze edge; it opens to a felt playing surface. The turned legs have burlwood inlay, ormolu mounts and cylindrical feet. The two rear legs pull out to reveal a narrow drawer and to support the top. There is a brass maker's label "P. Sormani Rue Charlot Paris." Height 29.5, width 37, depth 17.5 closed and 35 opened.
American cherry cabinet with sliding doors circa 1830. Perfectly matched cherry boards with no heartwood. Two part construction. The upper section has a tapered crest, fixed shelves, divided light doors with molded grilles, and original blown glass panes. The lower section has 2 flat paneled doors, cubbyhole interior, and a tapered foot base. Measures 58.5 W at crest, 53.5 W at case, 12.25 D at crest, 9.75 D at case, base is 23 H, top is 62.5 H, shelves are 7 D and shelf clearance is 11.5. This cabinet may have been a mercantile display piece. We like it as a bookcase.
Abstract Latin American oil painting by Chilean artist Ernesto Barreda. Signed, dated 1966, and named 'Muro' by the artist. Moody shades of gray and white with a little clay pink. Highly textured oil on canvas, measuring 63" x 45.5". Barreda was born in Paris in 1927 to a Peruvian father and a Chilean mother. In 1932, the family moved to Chile where the artist later attended the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at the Catholic University of Chile. He spent 1946-1947 in France, where he attended the National School of Fine Arts and took classes in drawing and architecture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He has been a member of the Academy of Fine Arts Institute, Chile, since 1981. This painting was purchased directly from the artist in 1966.
Chippendale style white and blue double door bookcase cabinet circa 1930 to 1950. Professionally painted in soft white with pale blue trim, it is in pristine condition. Grille screen panel doors. Measures 84 inches high, 53.5 inches wide, 18 inches deep at the base and 13 inches deep at the top.
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.