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.
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.
Victorian side chair pierce carved from solid rosewood c1860 in the style of John Henry Belter. 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.
Antique pair of matching Chinese chinoiserie rosewood arm chairs c1900. This true pair of Chinese Rosewood arm chairs are the most beautiful and well made of this design and period we have ever seen. The solid rosewood stock is strong and all the joints are mortised. The legs,frame and braces were all hand carved. The two back splats are hand painted and have a relief design depicting a man and a woman facing one another. Each chair measures 36 and one half inches to the top of its back,23 inches wide out side at the widest point,19 inches high to the seat,18 inches deep inside,20 and one half inches wide inside and 26 and one half inches to the top of their arms. Original hand needlepoint seats.
Antique Chinese coromandel room divider screen c1850 with eight panels. Measures 7 feet tall with 8 15.25 inch panels.