20 Press Releases

Tag: Louis XVI

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    Freeman’s Presents Oil Painting Attributed to John Hoppner, Gilded Age Luxuries

    John Hoppner was a painter of the English portrait school during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was only 21 years old when the Royal Academy exhibited his works. Shortly after the event, the artist found success. Throughout his career, he had the privilege of painting some of…

    Attributed to John Hoppner (British, 1758?1810) Portrait of a Gentleman Said to be John Harvey
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    Philip Taaffe Abstract Art and Harrington Mann Portrait Highlight Winter Southern Estates Sale

    Contemporary American artist Philip Taaffe is best known for his visually stimulating works. His art is a synthesis of cultural motifs, abstract patterns, and process-based techniques. From Islamic mosques to Japanese perforated screens, Taaffe borrows richly from his extensive world travels. His works have been displayed at solo exhibitions, including…

    Harrington Mann Title Portrait Erminie Pamela Sharpe, OC
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    Italian Armillary Spheres & Giltwood Bronze Side Tables Highlight the Upcoming Sale by Andrew Jones Auctions

    An armillary sphere is a model representing celestial objects with a framework of metallic rings centered on either the Sun or Earth. These bands depict the longitude and latitude lines and other significant astronomical features. During the Renaissance period, scholars associated the armillary sphere with knowledge and acumen. Various notable…

    Pair Italian bronze and marble armillary spheres
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    Upcoming Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Event Highlights Decorative Louis XVI-Style Furnishings

    Inspired by Greek and Roman art, the Louis XVI furniture style focused on elegance and neoclassicism. The style developed in France during the reign of Louis XVI. The first part of the upcoming Fine and Decorative Furnishings and Art Glass sale, presented by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, features a Louis XVI-style…

    Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Boulle Marquetry Mantel Corner Cabinet, having ebonized front and marble top, in the manner of Andre Charles Bouelle
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    Charlton Hall Offers Vintage Cars and Antiquities in 92nd Anniversary Auction – Session I

    Founded in 1929 by Charlton Hall Jr., Charlton Hall will celebrate more than nine decades in business with its upcoming 92nd Anniversary auction. The sale includes vintage cars, furniture, guns and firearms, fine art, jewelry, decorative art, and collectibles. One highlighted lot is a vintage 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE convertible. The…

    Vintage 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Convertible
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    Alex Cooper Auctioneers Offers Mix of Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts, & Fine Rugs

    Widely considered the founder of the Hudson River School, Thomas Cole was a Romantic landscape painter. Mostly self-taught, he inspired a generation of American landscape painters through his depictions of majestic mountains, rivers, and valleys. As Cole once said, “The most distinctive, and perhaps the most impressive, characteristic of American scenery…

    Thomas Cole. Italian Cottage, oil on panel
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    Dalva Brothers: Parisian Taste In New York

    The Dalva Brothers is a third-generation firm specializing in 18th-century decorative arts from numerous countries. They've sold pieces to the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others. Christie's presents an auction with over 250 lots from the Dalva Brothers firm, particularly featuring French furniture. One of the highlighted lots…

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    Hanneke Beaumont Sculpture and Coca Cola Machine Highlight Akiba Antiques Sale

    The Vendo 39 Coca Cola machine first crossed the production line in 1949. Over 80,000 of these vending machines were made, tempting those in gas stations, parks, and grocery stores across the United States to buy a Coke. Featured in the upcoming Eclectic Collection sale, presented by Akiba Antiques, is…

    Hanneke Beaumont (Dutch. 1947) Bronze Sculpture
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    The Collection of A. Jerrold Perenchio | Chartwell: An Henri Samuel Commission

    Axminster Carpets Ltd. was an English carpet manufacturing company founded by Thomas Whitty in 1755. During his visit to Cheapside Market in London, Whitty was influenced by the Turkish carpets on display. After returning to Axminster, Whitty taught himself to weave and produced a similar quality rug. The hand-knotted carpets…

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    Estate Jewelry, Art, & Collectibles

    Leading the offerings of Kodner Galleries’ upcoming Estate Jewelry, Art, & Collectibles sale is a 169-carat diamond and platinum necklace. Designed with Old European-, emerald-, marquise-, and baguette-cut diamonds, the necklace falls in four graduated strands. Jewelry collectors can consider almost 100 lots in this auction, including an Edwardian choker…

    Chanel Agate and 18K Earrings
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    Traditional Fine Furniture with a Modern Twist

    With the influence of the Modernism movement, interior design has undergone a significant shift. Furniture gradually drifted away from traditional forms and took on more minimalistic styles. This movement would remain popular through the 1950s and 1960s. The upcoming Stash by Lee Stanton auction presents a selection of furniture that…

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    English & Continental Furniture, Silver & Decorative Arts

    Silverware underwent many changes during the reign of George III. During his first few years in power, George II-style silver was still in use. It was only after the American Revolution that silverware returned to simpler forms from the Queen Anne period. After 1790, the demand for intricate designs was…

    Royal Interest- George III Sterling Silver Sugar Vase
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    Important Summer Estates Auction: Day One

    Jean Baptiste Armand Guillaumin was a French Impressionist painter and lithographer. In 1891, after he won a sum of 100,000 francs in a state lottery, Guillaumin was able to leave his government job to pursue his passion for painting. A friend of Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, and Vincent Van Gogh,…

    Russian Icon of the Mother of God, 19th c., oil on panel, unframed
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    Millea Bros Select, Day 2

    Louis Comfort Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany Studios, started his career as a trained painter. However, he would be best known for his contributions to glasswork and the Art Nouveau movement. After he traveled through Europe and Morocco, Tiffany began to explore the medium of glasswork and lamps. An example…

    Tiffany Studios, Apple Blossom table lamp
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    Spring Estates Auction

    Laurence A. Campbell is an American Impressionist artist from Philadelphia. As a child, Campbell frequently visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art and was influenced by the works of the European masters. Even after starting his own construction business, Campbell continued to paint and reproduce paintings of popular artists for commission.…

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    Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts, and Silver

    Hindman’s upcoming Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts & Silver auction in February will include a Chinese hardwood daybed, a 20th-century empire-style chandelier, and a pair of Renaissance Revival leather oak armchairs. Highlighted in the sale is a late 19th-century German silver sculpture. This table ornament shows a three-masted and fully staffed…

    An Empire Style Gilt Bronze Six-Light Chandelier
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    The Elegant Home

    It is not widely known that animal carousels are rich sources of history. Vintage carousels crafted by artist Daniel C. Muller today appear in museums and private collections worldwide. A Native American lead carousel pony designed by Muller is particularly featured in the upcoming auction offered by Bonhams. Also presented…

    An Important Daniel C. Muller Carousel Native American Lead Pony
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    A Collection of Furnishings and Objects from the Works of Michael S. Smith

    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…

    Stair Galleries
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    Home and Interiors Auction

    Featuring Tiffany – Roche Bobois – Sevres – Lalique – Oscar Onken – Waterford This is an auction for collectors and dealers alike filled with unique finds and excellent starting bids. The eclectic selection includes antique home accents and furniture as well as interior decor and art objects—both modern and vintage. You can visit our auction…

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    A certain interior piece can make or break the mood of a room.  And items presented in Interiors Auction offered by Hindman can set the mood you want. Interior arts from circa 1900 till date are featured in this collection. They are characterized by their distinctiveness, like the hand-sculpted glass by Loredano Rosin, along with an Austrian tea kettle lampstand. Renowned brands such as…