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Tag: Carlo Bugatti

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    Chinese Jade Exhibition Plaque and Rare Vases Come to Auction With Akiba Antiques

    Dubbed the “jewel of heaven,” jade holds a very coveted place in Chinese history. Jade objects are prized for their exquisiteness and are symbolically associated with purity and immortality. In days of yore, ritual plaques were carved out of jade slabs. A large antique Chinese jade exhibition plaque from the…

    Large Buda Family Exhibition Jade Plaque
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    George II Mahogany Tables, European Decorative Art Available With Freeman’s

    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…

    A George II Carved Mahogany Console Table Possibly after a design by Matthias Lock, first half 18th century
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    February Auction

    The Kangxi period was often considered the height of decorative Chinese screen production. Among the most famous screens produced during this time are Coromandel screens. Although made in China, these screens received their name from India’s Coromandel coast, where they were shipped to Europe. Coromandel screens were made by applying lacquer…

    Harold von Schmidt (American, 1893-1982) 'Lincoln Licks Armstrong' Oil on Canvas