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A Fine Sword of Justice
Summer 2001
The cruciform hilt of cast gilt bronze, the original grip covered with ray-skin. The large pear-shaped pommel with facets and lobes. The superb broad double-edged blade is etched and gilded with foliage and strapwork...
A Sichuan Pottery Figure of an Entertainer
Summer 2001
The Chinese shuochangyong (talking and singing figures) entertainers would have been part of an ensemble that included actors, musicians, and dancers...
A Very Fine and Rare Sheraton Mahogany Server
Summer 2001
This table exhibits the elegant, slender proportions, tall stance, and serpentine-shaped top seen on the finest Federal furniture made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire...
Armorial Plate: Okeover Quarterly Impaling Nichol
Summer 2001
We are pleased to report the sale of a plate from the celebrated Chinese export porcelain service made for Leake Okeover, Esquire, and his wife, Mary Nichol...
Polychrome Charger of a Figure on Horseback
Summer 2001
This rare polychrome charger was purchased from a private collection in Amsterdam. It depicts a boy on a spotted horse, supposedly representing William III as a child...
Rare Set of Six George II Carved Walnut Side Chairs
Summer 2001
These chairs are in exceptional condition and strike a wonderful balance between form and ornament. Sets of English carved walnut chairs...
Seated Woman with Flowers
Summer 2001
By far the most popular object in our booth at the Philadelphia Antiques Show, this life-size garden statuary of a seated woman was purchased by the end of opening night...
View of the Schuylkill County Almshouse Property, PA
Summer 2001
The nineteenth-century itinerant artist Charles Hofmann, was known to have been a frequent visitor and patient of almshouses, which served as shelter for the sick and destitute. According to Tom Armstrong, author of American Folk Painters...
A George II Giltwood and Chinese Reverse-Painted Overmantel Mirror
Early Spring 2001
Designed in the Chinese rococo style that was popularized in Thomas Chippendale’s The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, first published in 1754...
A Magnificent Pair of Bronze Seated Dogs
Early Spring 2001
A recent discovery, these statues are the only known examples of their type. In virtually perfect condition, they sit upright...
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