Important furniture will include a George IV Carlton House desk, circa 1800, named for the residence of the Prince of Wales, who was crowned King George IV. It is a D-shape form, accented with satinwood inlay, topped with a brass gallery and supported on carved and turned tapering legs. A George III painted armchair, circa 1790, is also featured. The square back is embellished with painted swags and flowers. The caned seat is surrounded by a floral apron, supported on straight tapering legs.
Other furniture items of interest include a Rosewood boudoir grand piano manufactured by Broadwood & Sons, London, an exquisitely carved solid mahogany fireplace mantel and two 18th-century French marble-top commodes.
Nineteenth-century panels of stained and leaded glass are excellent examples of early religious iconography. Included in this collection are a 19th-century French painting and a large bronze figure of Christ, which originally hung in a French cathedral.
Collectors of rugs will find a good selection of handmade Persian, Indian and Turkish rugs.
The category of European porcelains is represented by Meissen, Royal Vienna, Volkstedt, Rosenthal and Limoges.
Two signed original color lithographs from Joan Miro’s 1975 L’Enfance D’Ubu series, and works by Agam, Chagall and Dali will capture the interest of the modern and contemporary collectors. For those collectors of a more traditional nature there are oils and engravings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Life-size bronze lions and urns represent the area of garden ornamentation. Other items of interest are a 6-foot-tall carved jade ship and Gothic fireplace tools.
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