Museum Worthy Antique Sevres Box Sotheby's 1952 Sale
This Old and Rare Bronze long x 7 1/2 wide 8 tall. Weight: 7 lbs. Heirs of the former owners have consigned this to us to advertise and sell. You will see a few other King Farouk treasures are also consigned and listed in TIAS. Please note all the gorgeous, details in this fabulous box. It is surely considered irreplaceable. Price includes safe insured delivery to your address. We have retained a bank official and attorney to assist us with any details such as escrow and other contracts which may be required in closing the sale. We value comments, questions and offers from knowledgeable dealers, collectors, appraisers. So please do not hesitate to email us about this grand Sevres box.
Seldom or Never do we find a lovely example of French Renaissance Revival Iron Furniture. This is one of the RARE EXAMPLES. Notice the exquisitely ornate designs of Fleur De Lis, Rose of Sharon High 28 Long 17 Wide This beautiful serving table is a consignment; the heir does not recall the history of this piece. If you appreciate Renaissance Details such as those in the KING FAROUK OF EGYPT TREASURES we have listed #544 and #569, you probably value details such at this Tea Serving Table displays. * note: All our item prices include the safe delivery to your front door address, with * full value insurance for protected transport and delivery. Six original antique bolts were lost when the heirloom was transported in a recent move, they have been replaced. OTHERWISE, the table is all original.
Gold Finish Vanity - King Farouk Royal Palace Item
This magnificent Gold Finished Sculptured Bronze Vanity Treasure was one of King Farouk of Egypt's treasures in his Abdin Palace in Egypt. THERE IS A COMPANION PIECE, ITEM # 544 also listed for sale in our Blue Moon Store. The Palace with its treasures had belonged to his great-grandfather, his grandfather, and his father, 4 generations of Egyptian Kings, before Farouk was crowned in 1936. CONDITION: EXCELLENT ANTIQUE CONDITION, except for the crack of the French Marble Top. The front of the cabinet is serpentine; the two side doors of the cabinet are bowed. The center door is, like the French marble top, not curved. The interior is lined with removable thin metal panels. The metal panels hold the red velvet which serves to highlight the sculptured exterior of the cabinet. Those interior panels are so designed that one can slide them out of the cabinet if buyeto replace the red velvet which forms the backdrop of the sculptured golden figures. This bronze and brass sculpture has has not been varnished, yet has never tarnished, but remains very bright, as photos show, because of the gold finish. In 1952, after the dethronement and forced exile of King Farouk, the military coup took command of Egypt's government. The new government needed money to operate, and quickly decided to sell King Farouk Palace treasures which they, the new government, had confiscated. Southeby's appraised and auctioned those treasures in 1952. A wealthy American purchased this fantastic, marvelous, exquisite gold finished dresser, and other of those incomparable items. Heirs of the Arkansas buyer have asked us to sell this and several other invaluable, uniquely rare Farouk treasures from that collection. We have wonder if candles were originally used as sidelights, and the current small electric lights were a later renovation. Electric wire cord is attached to the two small sidelights and hangs down behind the back of the dresser. A tiny light switch is located near the base of the mirror. You may be able to see the little push-type on-off light switch. * Remember: Our price for every item we sell includes delivery to your front door address. Owners offer a 6 month Lay-Away and Escrow Plan. As this is such a valuable item,such a high value purchase for the buyer-- also a big responsibility for us as consignee sellers, we will engage a bank officer or attorney to assist in the closing of sale, at buyer's request.
VERY VERY RARE: Authentic, Signed, With Initials, and Dated 1817, Pennsylvania Dutch Dowry Chest. MEASUREMENTS: 49 1/2 in Long 20 1/2 in FRONT TO BACK 21 1/2 in High ALL ORIGINAL, INSIDE thick. Trunk lid and back are each built with two 1 thick planks, neatly,tightly joined. RAMPANT UNICORNS AND TULIPS ARE HAND PAINTED ON THE FRONT. (These are motifs true to the period of this chest). INITIALS OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, THE DATE, AND THE BIG HEART ARE HAND PAINTED BELOW THE LOCK. This is a truly wonderful example of authentic early Pennsylvania Dutch furniture....Lovingly used for 197 YEARS! Price includes safe transport and delivery to Buyer's address. I have been selling antiques for 56 years, and have never had the privilege of offering such a fine folk art chest as this one.
Antique 1930-1950 (according to one appraiser who stated he has never seen another similar). Covered Urn, HAND PAINTED ALL OVER WITH BIRD OF HAPPINESS TALL, 15 DIAMETER A BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE PORCELAIN TREASURE. WE CANNOT READ THE SMALL Blurred MARK OR SIGNATURE ON THE BOTTOM.
This is a hard-to-Find pair of antique bookends made of Solid Maple Wood, with Syroco HORSE HEADS Attached. These bookends are elegant, refined looking, as the horse heads have the look of fine bred horses. The Syroco Company was based in Syracuse, NY. We think the Company closed many years ago. These are heavy, heavy enough to hold heavy volumes securely. CONDITION: Excellent condition for bookends which are at least 75 years old. Several gentle wear of the surface finish is present on the halters, the small amount of surface wear that one would expect on Syroco portions which have served as bookends for circa 75 years. WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION OR FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE TO THE BUYER.
Incredibly Rare Find, This Wardrobe is more than 100 years old and the entire exterior was painted with the LOST OLD WORLD ART CALLED FINGER GRAIN PAINTING. The wood is probably poplar or some other wood that does not have the usual grain pattern, so the artisan used his finger tips to add grain patterns on top of a background paint color. In this wardrobe, the background colors are creamy yellow and creamy white. A more straint line grain is added to the soft yellow and a burl grain effect was painted onto the creamy white areas. Dutch designs, stencil painting also decorates this fine, irreplaceable armoire. This wardrobe was built in 3 sections, each piece easily separated easy transit...as the sections each sit upon wooden pegs. Condition: The small thin brass escutcheon is damaged and should be replaced, and through gentle use over a period of more than 125 years, some of the paint is worn away, as the photos show.
Side Table Bar Sculpture - King Farouk Egypt's Palace
READ WHY the price is High:........ IT IS A RARE KING'S TREASURE FROM ABDIN PALACE IN CAIRO, EGYPT SUPERB, GORGEOUS, RICHLY DESIGNED,FABULOUS. CONDITION: TOTALLY EXCELLENT ANTIQUE! * Please keep in mind that our price includes delivery to your front door address. * note also : This fine piece is a perfect structure, and stands straight and level... BUT I WAS HOLDING CAMERA AT AN ANGLE and distorted the 1st photo. This exquisite, side table/cabinet (perhaps better described as a console table) was confiscated from King Farouk of Egypt's Palace when he was overthrown and sent into exile in 1952. It was sold at auction by Southeby's. Newspapers and Magazines, at the time, described the auction as SALE OF THE CENTURY . MEASUREMENTS: 42 tall 22 wide 12 deep. CONDITION: EXCELLENT. SUPERB. (The very od Velvet lining between exterior sculpture and smooth metal interior walls has lost much of it's plush surface texture). Buyer will have the option of leaving the old, old velvet as it is, and keep this treasure as it is, IN ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION....or choose to replace it with new velvet. We are selling the cabinet/side table IN ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION....nothing altered, nothing added. As the metal remains bright, has NOT and does NOT tarnish, we believe it is GOLD PLATED, ORMOLU. NOTICE THE KINGLY SCULPTURES INCLUDE RAMPANT LIONS, FLEUR DE LIS REGAL CROWNS of THE GOD AND GODDESS? The Triple oval sculpture and fleur de lis symbolize The Triune GOD of Christians and Jews also. (FAROUK AND HIS FATHER, KING FUAD II and grandfather, King Fuad I and his great-grandfather Pasha (king) Isliam were all MUSLIM Kings in Egypt). Cabinet was possibly already in the Palace when Farouk was crownd. A Little Rock Antique Collector is liquidating much of his possessions and consigned to us, this other rare items to sell for him. A RARE OPPORTUNITY to buy A REAL KING'S fabulous antique dresser from the King's palace.
Walnut Step-back 1800's Bookcase or China Cabinet on top with Chest of 2 small drawers and 3 large drawers. Upper part has 2 shelves. This comes apart in 3 pieces. It is in excellent estate condition. The glass is old in the top. This is an outstanding piece that stands 8 feet 1 1/2 inches tall and 41 1/2 inches wide. I believe these are orginal pulls on all drawers. Key for top.
This Cherry Sugar Safe was made by Sam Major cabinetmaker of Fayette, Missouri about 1835 as told by Alice Blain, his great,great granddaughter. Purchased at auction June 21, 2003. There is a note inside to verifiy information. Sugar Chest is 30 inches tall, 22 inches wide and 19 3/4 inches up and down, Depth inside is 9 inches. This was used to store sugar in the 18th Century.
Flat Front China cabinet or cupboard walnut, cira 1880's measures 70 1/2 inches tall and 37 inches wide, four doors 2 with glass and 2 with wood. It is in orginal condtion. This also has 2 drawers with wooden knobs.
French Provincial Carved Fruitwood Cabinet On Cabinet
A fine french provincial carved fruitwood buffet a deux corps; late 18th century, canted cornice above vine and basket carved frieze, two doors with shaped panels mounted with fiche hinges and large escutcheons; lower case with three short drawers over two doors, shaped apron, cabriole legs.
French provincial carved walnut tripleback settee; late 18th century; bead and channel frame with sectioned backrail extending to downswept arms, top nailed padded back and bench seat on shaped rails and cabriole legs. 40-1/2X29X73 inches
George III mahogany chest on chest; circa 1790; top part has dentil molded crown over frieze of blind fretwork, three short and three long graduated drawers, flanked by chamfered blind fretwork corners; lower conforming piece hase three long graduated drawers on ogee bracket feet. height 78 inches width 48 inches depth 23 inches
FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY BOWFRONT SIDEBOARD; ATTRIBUTED TO BOSTON, MA, CIRCA 1790; BOWED TOP OVER CENTRAL DROP FRONT SECRETARY DRAWER WITH FITTED INTERIOR, OVER PAIRS OF DOORS AND DRAWERS FITTED FOR BOTTLES FLANKED BY PAIRS OF CURVED DRAWERS, ON REEDED AND TURNED LEGS. H42 1/4 INCHES W71 1/2 INCHES D27 INCHES
RARE HEPPLEWHITE SERPENTINE CORNER CUPBOARD; ENGLISH; CIRCA 1790; DENTIL MOLDED CROWN OVER OVAL INLAID UPPER DOORS OPENING TO INTERIOR WITH SERPENTINE SHELVES AND ORIGINAL PAINT, FLANKED BY CHAMFERED CORNERS; LOWER PART WITH INLAID DOORS OPEN TO FITTED INTERIOR OF TEN SMALL SPICE AND TEA DRAWERS, EACH WITH ORIGINAL HARDWARE AND LININGS. H86 INCHES W51 INCHES D35 INCHES
George III mahogany gateleg table; circa 1790; oval top with twin flaps supported on gatelegs with cabriole legs ending in hoof shaped pad feet. Height 28 inches Width 47 inches Length 56 inches extended
George III mahogany library table; circa 1790; A round top over an underside fitted with book storage shelf supported by turned columns; raised on saber legs ending in snake feet with casters. H28, Diameter 32 1/2