Two George II mahogany tables will lead Freeman’s upcoming auction of European decorative art and furniture. One of the tables was possibly based on a design by Matthias Lock, an English designer who worked under Thomas Chippendale. Its legs feature ‘S’ and ‘C’ curve decorations, flowers, and carved leaves. The other available George II mahogany table dates back to the early 18th century. It sports numerous animal motifs, including textured snakeskin along the apron and bird heads near the corners. A Louis XVI-style pedestal desk, a Sèvres-style guéridon table, and a sellette by Carlo Bugatti with silk tassel details are also among the key furniture lots.
Beyond furniture, this auction will highlight various pieces of decorative art. A pair of Louis XVI-style malachite and gilt bronze urns is particularly notable. Though these vases were produced in the 20th century, their bell-shaped campana form has a long history in European and American decorative art. The shape evokes ancient Greek vessels used for wine. The available urns accentuate that history with Bacchus mask handles and detailed floral swags.
Fine art collectors will find several 18th and 19th-century paintings in the catalog. These include John Everett Millais’ The Yeoman of the Guard and Alexander Mann’s Gathering Wood. View each of these available lots and register to bid on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:253
Price Range:$500 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
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|A George II Carved Mahogany Console Table Possibly after a design by Matthias Lock, first half 18th century|| Estimate: |
|An Impressive Pair of Louis XVI Style Malachite and Gilt Bronze Urns 20th century|| Estimate: |
|John Everett Millais (British, 1829–1896) and Studio The Yeoman of the Guard|| Estimate: |
|A Bogenrief Studios Stained Glass Window Panel 20th century|| Estimate: |
|Manner of Claude Joseph Vernet (French, 1714–1789) Harbor Scene|| Estimate: |
|A George III Gold-Mounted Hardstone Necessaire and Perfume Circa 1770|| Estimate: |