Louis XV period bureau plat, or flat top desk, with kingwood parquet veneers, circa 1760. Measures 47.5 inches wide by 22.5 inches deep and 29.5 inches high. The knee hole space measures 12 inches wide and is 22 inches from the floor. This exquisite desk retains its original bronze mountings, locks, key and leather writing surface, and is finished all around. An ink inscription inside the center drawer reads: Bought Sept. 1923 Au Berceau Royal Paris. Excellent original condition.
An English Victorian black lacquered, paper mache tilt-top side table, the oval shaped top decorated with a central 18th Century Dutch style floral spray of multi-color roses, boardered by gilt trelliswork and mother-of-pearl inlays, mounted on on a turned column base, over a rounded plinth, supported by 3 iron stylized feet. England, c.1880. Dimensions: 29" H x 23.25" W x 29" D.
A fine pair of vintage English Chippendale style formal dining arm chairs, late 20th c, with ball and claw feet and upholstered slip seats. Excellent hand carved detail. They are exact reproductions of one of the best examples of 18th century English designs. Each chair measures 41 inches high to the back, 28.75 inches high to the arms, 20.5 inches high to the seat, 24.5 inches wide at the arms, and 18.5 inches deep.
Rare museum quality Kangxi period Tibetan scholar's lift top scroll chest. Late 17th to early 18th century. Exquisitely hand painted front panel depicts a magnificent writhing dragon amid blue and green clouds on a red orange ground; the side panels are in tiger pelt motif. All original including the hand wrought iron hardware. It measures 41 inches high by 58 inches wide by 19.5 inches deep. This is one of the most stunning examples of Chinese painted furniture we have ever seen. For a related example, please see Chinese Furniture by Michel Beurdeley, published by Kodansha International, 1979, plate 152.
A superb American Victorian marble top bedside table in solid cherry wood c1875. Excellent condition. This night stand has one of the most beautiful original marble tops we have seen to date. Made with a single drawer that has fine hand cut dovetails. It measures 30.25 inches high, 28 inches wide and 18 inches deep.