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.
Italian romantic landscape circa 1800-1806. Attributed to Michele Felice Corne, born in Elba, Italy, in 1752, died in Newport, RI, in1845. Oil on canvas, 29" x 36.25". Dramatic view of ruins and stone towers. Listed in Christie's Important American Furniture Sale, NY, January 18th and 19th, 2007. Corne grew up in Naples and was brought to the US in 1799 by Salem merchant Elias Hasket Derby, Jr. He was active in Salem until 1806, and worked with Samuel McEntire and William King, and helped establish marine painting as a Salem Tradition. After moving to Boston, he became noted for paintings of ships and naval battles of the War of 1812, many of which were engraved. After 1822, he lived and taught in Newport. George Ropes and Hannah Crowninshield were among his pupils. His work hangs in the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT; Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA; NY Hist. Soc.; New Haven Colony Hist. Soc.; and Boston Museum of Fine Arts. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Early northern European carved oak document box. Swedish or German, circa 1720. Scalloped steel mounts, hand-forged nails with original leather nail pads, and low turned feet. Lovely condition. All original including the key. There is an old inventory number on the base. Measures 18.25" wide, 12.5" deep, and 10" high.