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DoneSat, May 22, 2004 8:00 AM EDT
Washington, DC, USA

European & American Furntiure & Decorations

Weschler’s May 22 Auction of European and American Furniture & Decorations including Asian works of Art. Highlights include: •Charles X ormolu mounted mahogany and burl elm marble top commodes, circa 1825, estimate ranges $2,000-$5,000 •A pair of Venetian gilt and polychrome decorated wood Blackamoor torchères, late 19th century, pre-sale estimate $10,000-$15,000 •A Flemish historical tapestry fragment, mid-17th century, pre-sale estimate $3,000-$5,000 •A pair of Japanese cloisonné enamel cobalt blue ground vases, Meiji period (1868-1912), pre-sale estimate $1,000-$1,500 and a Japanese pair of six-panel floor screens, unsigned, late Edo-Meiji periods, (c. 1800-1912), pre-sale estimate $5,000-$7,000 •An Empire ormolu ‘George Washington’ mantel clock made for the American market, probably by Jean-Baptiste Dubuc, Paris, circa 1805, pre-sale estimate $25,000-$35,000, one of several figural mantel clocks to be offered •A Paul Revere II silver tablespoon, 1735-1818, together with a similar unmarked tablespoon, from the Estate of Osgood Tower with provenance tracing back to the Revolutionary War era, pre-sale estimate $4,000-$6,000 •A Queen Anne inlaid walnut slant-front desk, Maryland or Virginia, 1730-1750, pre-sale estimate $5,000-$7,000 •A first edition two-volume set of poetry by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, pub. 1844, together with a signed autograph letter, pre-sale estimate $1,500-$2,500 and other ephemera. Our 2004-2005 auction season commences on September 18, 2004. Please visit our website for updates and events