Pair of diminutive continental silver chests with marble tops and serpentine fronts, circa 1880. Each has one drawer over a door concealing three pull-out drawers over two drawers. All drawers are lined with green felt and are constructed with hand-cut dovetailed joints. The case is solid mahogany. Each door features a lovely inlaid flower basket framed in an oval cartouche. Original keys.
Decorate a table or counter top with this elegant bronze cooking pot from southern India. The antique urli (temple bowl) has a neoclassical shape, wide and shallow with rolled handles on both sides ending in raised heart-shaped cartouches. An urli is a traditional pot suspended over a fire to cook and serve food in temples and at holy sites on festival days. The name urli is derived from the Tamil word "urulai" which means a round bowl. Smaller urlis were used in homes for cooking and in Ayurveda to make medicines. Today many Indians use them to float flowers in. One could also use this as an impressive centerpiece bowl, or as a fountain or planter in an atrium or on a patio. Excellent original unpolished condition. Two firing cracks in base. Measures 32" diameter x 9.5" high.
Large and heavy steam punk industrial copper bucket. This is the most amazing copper artifact that we have seen. Hand made with multiple copper rivets both top and bottom. Zinc lining. The handle is made of four overlapping pieces. The bucket weighs 58 pounds and measures 16.25 inches wide by 12.75 inches high; with the handle raised, it is 23 inches high. Wonderful firewood container or planter.
Auguste Moreau bronze cherub sculpture titled Amour Sifflant circa 1900. Measures 27 inches tall, excellent condition. Bio from Ask Art and mirgallery.com: Auguste Moreau (1834-1917) was born in Paris, the youngest son of sculptor and painter Jean-Baptiste Moreau. He studied with his father and also under Aimé Millet, Augustin Drumont and Jean Thomas. Each of the three Moreau brothers - Hippolyte, Marthurin and Auguste - have become renowned for the quality and the beauty of their figurative sculpture. In 1861, Auguste made his debut at the Salon where he would exhibit regularly until 1913. His subjects were primarily young maidens or allegorical and genre scenes incorporating cupids and young children. His style was realistic and graceful, revealing his relation to the other members of the Moreau family. His compositions encapsulate a feeling of innocence while incorporating an air of mischievous game.
RARE T H Robsjohn Gibbings Widdicomb mid century modern coffee table circa 1950. Excellent condition with original label underneath. Measures 72.5" long by 16.5" high by 18.5" wide at the center. Classic modern design, hand made with simple clean lines. Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905–1976) was a British-born architect and furniture designer. He studied architecture at London University. He afterwards worked briefly as a naval architect, designing ocean liner interiors, and then as art director for a motion picture studio. In 1926, he became a salesman for an antiques dealer who specialized in Elizabethan and Jacobean furniture, and Robsjohn-Gibbings was assigned prominent accounts such as Elizabeth Arden and Neiman Marcus. In the late 1930's and 1940's he was the most important decorator in America. After opening a shop on New York's Madison Avenue in 1936, Robsjohn-Gibbings proceeded to design houses from coast to coast for such scions as Doris Duke, Alfred A. Knopf, and Thelma Chrysler Foy.