Fine Arts Sterling (stamped) flatware, "Southern Colonial "pattern. 5 pc. for eight, 8 butter, 8 soup, 8 serving spoons, 8 tsp, 8 shrimp, 8 demitasse, 2 pc carving set, 1 pie server, 2 pc salad set, 12 misc. serving pcs.
This painting by Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988) is titled " Avenue Des Champs Elysees A Paris En 1900" and measures 13" by 18" unframed. Like his contemporary, Edouard Cortes, he devoted his artistic career to the depiction of Paris through all its seasonal changes. But he was not an imitator of Cortes, but rather depicted the life of Paris in the 1890's from his own point of view and with his own unique style. A certificate of authenticity photo accompanies this painting.
This oil painting on canvas, by Jose Vives-Atsara, is titled "The Creek At The Hill Country." The canvas measures 16" wide by 12" tall. Vives-Atsara is known for his landscapes and florals, and this is one of his better works, showing great detail and work with light. The painting is signed in the lower left corner on the front, as well as being numbered #00-3-7807, signed, and dated 1980 on the back.
This bronze longhorn was created by Duke Sundt in 1982. It was a limited edition series, and this one is numbered 53/300. It is signed and dated, and also marked Santa Fe Bronze. The bronze measures 16" long by 9 1/2" wide by 13" tall. The full size bronze sculpture by Duke Sundt is on display on the University of Texas campus in Austin.
This bronze hunt scene was cast by Pierre Jules Mene and is dated 1847. The bronze measures 16 1/2" wide by 9" tall by 7 1/2" deep. The bronze sits on a wooden base, which adds another 2 1/2" inches to the height. Pierre Jules Mene was a self taught French artist from 1810 - 1879.
This Wooton desk dates to the third quarter 19th century and belonged to O'Neil Ford, Texas' most famous architect, recently acquired from his estate. The piece is in good condition, and was used through many years of his career. This Wooton desk measures 60 1/2" tall by 46" wide by 33" deep. Wooton desks were created by William S. Wooton of Indianapolis in 1874. They are best known for their high number of compartments, allowing records and office supplies to be stored in one place...
This Charles Frace oil painting measures 27" by 32" framed. The canvas measures 18 1/2" by 24". Frace is well known for his wildlife art, and in 1992, had a one man exhibit of 36 of his paintings at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The painting is signed in the lower left corner.
This Charles Frace oil on canvas of a snow leopard measures 37" by 40" framed. The canvas measures 29 1/2" by 25 3/4". Frace is well known for his wildlife art, and had a one man exhibition of 36 of his works at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in October 1992. This work is signed in the bottom left corner.
This work is a Dalhart Windberg original oil painting, using a palette knife technique. It measures 34" by 28" framed, canvas size is 23 1/2" by 17 3/8".
This jointed bakelite soldier dates to circa 1940's and is in good condition. Caramel and butterscotch colored with brass studs and painted details. This piece measures 3.5 inches long and 3.5 inches across with arms extended. One of the wires that attaches his legs to the body looks as if it has been replaced. Pinback is original. This is a wonderful addition to any bakelite collection.
This diminutive 2 piece cabinet from the early 19th century is a classic example of Continental Biedermeier furniture. The glass top cabinet features 2 adjustable shelves, and it may be used separately from the bottom 3 drawer chest. The top cabinet measures 36 1/4" high, 24 1/2" long, and 14 3/4" deep. The bottom 3 drawer chest measures 32 3/4" high, 17 1/8" deep, and 24 1/2" long. This cabinet is in fine condition, and is a wonderfully practical size.
This Biedermeier low chest or commode is made of burled exotic fruitwood and measures 29 3/4" high, by 37" long, by 19 3/4" deep. It dates to the early 19th century. Both of the 2 drawers feature dovetailed corners. It is in excellent original condition.
This purse is a perfect example of a beaded scenic bag made in Austria in the mid 1800's. The bag has great detail and a variety of colors. The purse measures approximately 10 1/2" long, from hte frame to the bottom of the fringe, by 6 3/4" wide. It features an embossed frame with a plunger and pull closure, and faux pearls with swan accents on the frame. The bag is in good condition other than one small area under the pull where some thread is showing...
This Whiting & Davis Piccadilly fine soldered mesh bag dates to the early 1920's. The purse has an adjustable wrist strap, a tiny mirror, and a great little compartment for lip rouge or face powder. It also features a sapphire colored glass closure on the beautifully embossed frame. The rouge compartment is opened by the pull tag just under the opening compartment, and it can also be opened from the inside...
This Sevres porcelain lamp measures 35" tall, and dates to circa 1850. The lamp depicts two playful children on one side, and a floral scene on the other. The ornate figural base is of gilt bronze. This piece is in great condition, although it looks to be missing something out of the child's hand on the base of the lamp.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #299497 (stock #232)
These Gorham Chantilly dinner forks measure 7 1/2" long. They are marked on the back "Lion, anchor, G, Sterling", and they also have an "R" inside a circle on the neck of the handle.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1950 item #299495 (stock #231)
Tese Gorham Chantilly dinner knives have the new modern Frech blade. They measure just over 9 1/2" long. They are not marked on the handles, but the blades are marked Stainless.
All Items : Archives : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1900 item #299493 (stock #230)
These Gorham Chantilly sterling teaspoons measure 5 3/4" long. They are marked on the back "Lion, anchor, G, Sterling" and they also have an "R" in a circle on the neck of the spoon.