Posted on

Antique Regency Bronze & Ormolu Cassolettes

A good pair of George IV bronze & ormolu cassolettes. The domed tops with pinatum finials, inverting to a gilded candle sconce, above a basket weave border with bronze body and three supports headed by rams masks, hung with chains, ending in hoof feet standing on a stepped circular plinth base. The bases weighted. Retaining the original mercuric gilding.

Height 9 1/4” (23.5cm)

Base diameter 3 7/8” (9.8cm)

English

Circa 1820

Posted on

Antique Pair of Ormolu Mounted Marble Ewers After Claude Galle

An impressive pair of late 19th century ormolu mounted white marble ewers after Claude Gallé. Of elongated ovoid form, the marble bodies mounted around the collar and base with stylised palmettes & acanthus leaves, centred around the middle with a scrolling band. The winged maiden handle, terminating in a cherub mask, clasping the ewer rim, the spout with a bearded mask. The whole standing on a spreading socle with square plinth base and paw feet.

Height 23” (58.5cm)

Width 9” (23cm)

Depth 5 1/2” (14cm)

French

Circa 1880

Posted on

Antique Ormolu Swan Candlesticks After William Bateman

A lovely pair of early Victorian ormolu and parcel silvered swan candlesticks after an 1834  design by William Bateman II for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell. The leafy acanthus nozzles with drip pans on corresponding narrow foliate stems flanked by three seated swans, on shaped tripartite bases raised on lobed bun feet. Retaining the original gilt & silver finishes. Superb chasing to the acanthus leaves.

Height 6 3/4″ (17.2cm)

Width 4 1/8″ (10.5cm)

Depth 4″ (10cm)

English

Circa 1840

Posted on

Antique Napoleon III Gilt Bronze & Porcelain Mantel Clock

A Napoleon III gilt bronze mantel clock in the Louis XVI style. The seated figure of the muse Clio reading from a scroll, supported by a shaped platform base standing on toupie feet. The white enamel dial with roman numerals, above a floral painted porcelain panel to the frieze. The eight day movement with Brocot suspension striking the hour & half hour on a bell through a countwheel. The case retaining the original gilding.

Height 10 ½” (26.7cm)

Width 15 ½” (39.4cm)

Depth 5″ (12.7cm)

Circa 1860

French

Posted on

Antique Kingwood & Marquetry Table De Toilette after Jean-François Oeben Attributed to Paul Sormani

Attributed to Paul Sormani

A late 19th century, French, kingwood and marquetry table de toilette after the model by Jean-François Oeben held in the V&A collection. The shaped top with central  floral marquetry panel with parquetry border sliding back above a frieze drawer fitted with easel mirror and side compartments lined with silk, supported by four slender cabriole legs ending in gilt bronze sabots.

Height 28 1/2″ (72.5cm)

Width 28 3/4″ (73cm)

Depth 14 1/2″ ( 37cm)

French

Circa 1870

This table can be attributed to Paul Sormani. For an identical table see Lot 124 Christies sale 8023 The opulent Eye-500 Years Decorative Arts Europe 22nd September 2011 engraved to the lock plate  ‘SORMANI PARIS  134 Bould Haussman

Posted on

Antique French Bronze & Ormolu Chenets

A fine pair of mid 19th century French Chenets of Louis XVI inspiration. The seated figures of children warming themselves by the heat of flaming braziers, the shaped plinths with entwined leafy panels, the children sitting upon swagged material flanked by tassels, standing on toupie feet. Regilded.

Height 30″ (76cm)

Width 22″ (56cm)

Depth 14″ (35.5cm)

French

Circa 1860

Posted on

Antique Edwardian Table Lamp

A substantial Edwardian bronze, ormolu & marble table lamp. Of neoclassical form, the single bayonet fitting above a bronze triform stand with guilloche band headed with rams heads issuing garrya husk swags, standing on a moulded stepped marble plinth base. Regilded. Rewired.

Height 32 1/2″ (82.5cm)

Width 9″ (23cm)

Depth 8″ (20.5cm)

French

Circa 1910

Posted on

Antique Ormolu Tortoiseshell Casket Bijouterie after Andre Charles Boulle

A fine French Louis XIV style ormolu mounted tortoiseshell table casket bijouterie inspired by André Charles Boulle. In the form of a miniature commode, the rectangular bevelled glazed top opening to a velvet lined interior, above a single mahogany lined frieze drawer, the curvilinear body mounted on each corner with a winged espagnolette terminating in a hairy paw foot. Regilded. Retaining the original key

Height 10 5/8” (27cm)

Width 15 1/4” (38.5cm)

Depth 9 1/4” (23.5cm)

French

Circa 1880

Posted on

Pair of 19th Century Bronze & Ormolu Lamps

An impressive pair of 19th century patinated bronze and ormolu mounted table lamps. The original shade carrier above an openwork collar issuing from three figures of classical maidens depicting the sciences and arts, a stepped triform plinth below hung with garlands on flowers standing on a ‘Vert Maurin’ marble plinth.
Sympathetically converted from oil lamps to electricity. Rewired.

Height 25 1/2″ (65cm) to bayonet

Width 9″ (23cm)

Depth 8″ (20cm)

Continental

Circa 1860

Posted on

French Restauration Ormolu & Glass Mirror

A French Restauration period ormolu & cut glass table/toilet mirror. The figure of Fortuna holding a cornucopia in one hand, a wreath in the other, supporting a circular double sided swing mirror, retaining the concave & flat glass to each side. The circular cut glass base with a finely cast bead and anthemion ormolu rim.

Height 12 1/2” (32cm)

Base diameter 4 1/2” (11.5cm)

Width 6 1/2” (16.5cm)

French

Circa 1830

Posted on

Antique Louis XVI Style Cassolettes

A pair of late 19th century French bronze & ormolu cassolettes in the Louis XVI style. The domed tops with pinatum finials inverting to a gilt candle sconce, the ovoid body with triform supports headed by goat masks terminating in hoof feet, standing on stepped plinth bases, hung with chain swags.

Height 10 1/4″ (26cm)

Width 7 11/16″ (9.5cm)

Depth 7 11/16″ (9.5cm)

French

Circa 1880

Posted on

Antique Ormolu Winged Victory Candelabra Empire Style

A fine quality 19th century, French, ormolu five light candelabra in the Empire style. The figure of winged victory holding an olive branch in her left hand, the other raising aloft a laurel wreath issuing five candle sconces, standing on a globe with a stepped square plinth base. The plinth fronted with a muse her outstretched arms holding a Dove & Butterfly.

Height 27 1/2” (70cm)

Plinth 5 7/8” square (15cm)

French

Circa 1880

Posted on

Antique ‘Grand Tour’ Bronze Mars & Minerva

A Pair of Continental, probably French, patinated bronze & parcel gilt figures of Mars & Minerva from the 19th century. Minerva seated with spear in right hand, shield in left, a rams fleece at her feet and an owl resting upon her head. The seated figure of Mars looking to sinister, wearing a plumed helmet, resting his right hand on a sword with an oval shield his feet. Both with stepped Belgian black marble pedestals with fluted columns to each corner. Lovely original condition. Small flake to front of Mars base.

Height 12 1/2” (31.5cm)

Width 4 3/4” (12cm)

Depth 4” (10cm)

Continental

Circa 1870

Posted on

Antique Commode by Georges-Francois Alix

Georges-Francois Alix (1846-1906) Retailed by Edwards & Roberts.
A late 19th century Kingwood, satiné & ormolu mounted Louis XV style commode of small proportions & serpentine form. The shaped Brèche d’Alep marble top above a pair of marquetry inlaid doors, opening to reveal three walnut lined drawers, flanked by rams heads mounts. The sides quarter veneered with satiné, and standing on slender cabriole legs. Labelled and stamped ‘Edwards & Roberts’ the top carcass stamped ‘ALIX’. Marble top with old repair. Mounts regilded.

Georges-François Alix (1846-1906) was established at 46, rue de Charonne and in 1878 moved to 6 bis, rue Richard Lenoir. He specialised in ‘meubles genre ancien, bronzes et marqueteries‘ and exhibited at the Paris Expositions of 1884, 1885 and 1889.

Height 32 1/2” (82.5cm)

Width 25” (63.5cm)

Depth 13 3/8” (34cm)

French

Circa 1890

Posted on

Antique Ormolu Candlestick Lamp after J D Dugourc

After Jean-Demosthène Dugourc (1749-1825)
A fine quality late 19th century, French, ormolu candlestick lamp. The gadrooned lion-mask sconce above a stem of floral draped female terms, on acanthus foliate-wrapped circular spreading base with bead border. Fine original gilding. Rewired.
With their triple female caryatid shaft swagged with floral garlands, laurel collar and domed, acanthus-cast plinth, these candlesticks are based on a design attributed to Jean-Demosthène Dugourc (1749-1825) in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Candlestick height 13” (33cm).

Overall height 18 1/2” (47cm)

Width 5 3/4” (14.5cm)

French

Circa 1890

Posted on

Antique Pair of Ormolu & Rosewood Victorian Easel Frames

A fine pair of mid 19th century Victorian ormolu & rosewood easel frames. The finely cast bronze frames with original matt & burnished gilding. The arched inset matted slip inset a frame moulded with garrya husks, flanked by berried leaves and acanthus scrolls to the lower corners, inset a velvet lined case with rosewood frame. The metal easel backs relined. Bearing label for J.W. Vokins. The backs easily taken off to inset an image.

Height 8 7/8” (22.5cm)

Width 7 3/4” (19.7cm)

English

Circa 1850