Experience a lucid display of works by the White House and Oval office decorator, Michael S. Smith. Stair Galleries present a variety of decorating basics in their upcoming auction. A pair of Swedish Neoclassical urns is the highlight of the auction. The Ormolu-mounted porphyry covered urns with ormolu acorn finials are fine examples of the 18th-century gilt-bronze techniques.
Smith’s favorites range from an iconic black-lacquer Royale table by Jansen to an important Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted mahogany bed by master cabinet-maker J.Pafrat. Smith also seems fascinated by the ghostlike quality of an Alessandro Albrizzi Lucite dining table that appears to float in a room and his personal favorite a Regency Recamier.
A Collection of Furnishings and Objects from the Works of Michael S. Smith will also offer classic upholstered sofas and chairs, myriad cocktail and side tables, gorgeous folding screens and carpets, a variety of porcelain accessories, and marvelous lamps and light fixtures. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare
# of Lots:222
Price Range:$200 - $40,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Pair of Swedish Neoclassical ormolu-mounted porphyry covered urns|| Estimate: |
|William IV gilt-bronze and brass five-light chandelier with hurricane shades|| Estimate: |
|Zuber Mahogany ten panel screen with panoramic Boston harbor scenic wallpaper panels|| Estimate: |
|Bamboo and Seagrass Étagère|| Estimate: |