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Pair of Empire-style gilt bronze bergères, 20th century, in the manner of Francois-Honore-Georges Jacob-Desmalter, French, 1770-1841, silk upholstered with gilt bronze mounts. Bunch Auctions image

William Bunch auction will have rich Continental look March 31

CHADDS FORD, Pa. – William Bunch Auctions will present an early spring fine estate sale to include over 500 lots of Continental-style furnishings, decorative and fine art pieces on March 31. will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Much of the French and Italian inspired furniture is with ormolu mounts and marquetry inlay, as well as seating including silk upholstered sets of chairs and sofas.

Ornamental lighting fixtures include crystal chandeliers, wall sconce sets, lamps and candelabra. There is a rich selection of decorative accent pieces spanning metal, porcelain and terra-cotta sculptures, marble pedestals and carved gilt mirrors.

Continental porcelain and glass is highlighted by Dresden Lamm, Lalique and Venetian glass. Over 80 works of 19th and 20th century Continental art, Spanish Colonial canvases, and contemporary pieces including portraits, genre scenes and religious-themed paintings will be sold throughout the sale. In addition, there are 54 ornate, framed needlework panels of Renaissance Fair, Baroque and Impressionist scenes. Also featured are two fine Swiss cylinder music boxes in good playing condition. A portion of the sale will offer over 60 pieces of unique estate jewelry, including two Rolex watches.

The majority of the sale is comprised of pieces from the estate of Henry D. and Gloria Paul, former owners of Henry Paul Cadillac and Rolls Royce. The elegant collection was displayed in their apartment in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. The proceeds of the sale will fund a specially created trust established for qualified charitable dog foundations.

For any additional information, please contact directly at 610-558-1800 or

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