OBJECTS

by Louis Bofferding

EUROPEAN

Flower Urn 1

Italian 18th century.  Flowering urn, circa 1720.  Gilt metal and silvered wood.  H: 24″  $9,000  [See FEATURED INVENTORY]

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French 19th century. Empire furniture mount, circa 1810.  Gilt bronze on later painted-wood base.  H: 9 3/4″.   [See FEATURED INVENTORY]. $6,500

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French 19th century.  Napoleon III vase, circa 1850.  Bronze-mounted cut crystal.  $3,750  [See FEATURED INVENTORY]

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French or Italian 18th/19th century.  Pair of small vases with circa 1900 bases.  Gilded metal.  H: 7 3/4″.  Provenance:  Mrs. Theodore W. Griggs, St. Paul.  $1,250

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English 18th/19th century.  Model of a table, circa 1800.  Stained pine.  H: 5″ W: 11 1/2″ W: 5 1/4″.  $2,500

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French 19th century.  Model of a table, circa 1850.  Walnut.  H: 9 3/4″ W: 12 1/4″ D: 9 1/2″.  $4,000

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Finnigan of Manchester (English firm 20th century).  Photo frame in the form of a country gate, circa 1900.  Onyx, satinwood veneer, gilt brass, silk velvet.  H: 8 1/2″ W: 6 3/4″ D: 5 3/4″.  $3,750

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French 19th century.  Lectern, circa 1900.  Oak, brass hinge.  H: 11 1/4″ W: 11″ D: 11″

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French 19th century.  Napoleon III planter (escutcheon of crown over an “O”), circa 1860.  Silver-plated metal, oak, ceramic liner.  H: 5″ Dia: 10″ (not including handles).  $2,000

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Russian 20th century.  Table-top frame, circa 1900.  Walnut.  10″ x 6″.  $1,250

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Albert Meyer (German 1867-1944) for the Württembergerische Metallwarenfabrik.  Flower bowl, circa 1905.  Silver plate with glass liner.  H: 4” L: 12” D: 4 ½”  $5,000

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Tonel (Paris firm).  Letter box, circa 1920.  Leather with silver mount.  H: 6 3/4″ W: 8 1/2″ D: 4″.  Provenance:  by repute from a “Burden estate in New Jersey,” presumably Florham.  $1,000

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Cartier (London branch).  Standing desk calendar, 1938.  “Bee” signature tooled in gold on leather, watered silk lining, original 1938 paper filler.  10″ x 8″.  $1,000

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L. Maissen (Klosters firm, Switzerland).  Folding travel alarm clock, circa 1960.  Leather, brass, painted metal.  3 4/8″ x 2 1/4″ when closed.  $1,000

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Van Day Truex (American 1904-1979) for Tiffany (New York firm).  Pineapple sculpture, circa 1960.  Sterling silver, partly gilded.  H;  9 1/2″.  Provenance:  Mario Buatta.  [See FEATURED INVENTORY]  $9,000

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ASIAN

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Japanese 18th century.  Kimono rack.  Gold-decorated lacquer, gilt brass. $6,000

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Japanese 19th century. Household altar.  Raised gold lacquer decorations and sprinkling on brown ground, gilded underside, gilt brass. H: 5 ½” L: 10 ½” D: 8 ½” $3,750

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Japanese 19th/20th century.  Vase for a scholar’s desk
, signed by the maker. Natural gourd, black lacquer. 7 ¼” $1,500

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Vietnamese 20th century.  Carrying bow.  Gold-decorated red-lacquer, circa 1900.  H: 14″ Dia: 14 3/4″.  $800

MOP Tray 1

Vietnamese 19th/20th century.  Footed tray, circa 1900.  Mother-of-pearl inlaid hardwood with silver mounts.  H: 1 1/2″ L: 12 1/4″ D: 7″  $1,500

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Chinese 20th century.  Display etagere, circa 1900.  Hardwood.  H: 26″ W: 18″ D: 5 1/2″.  Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris. $3,000

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Korean 20th century.  Vase, 1920s.  Earthenware.  Overall height: 29″.  $3,000

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SOUTH AMERICAN

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Brazilian 19th/20th century.  Set of 31 amulets, or balangada.  Silver (70 to 80% content).  Each approximately 5″, the double gourd 8″, and the dipper 16″.  $8,500  [See FEATURED INVENTORY]

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NORTH AMERICAN

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American 19th century.  Swift, circa 1900.  Cherry wood & brass.  H: “23 3/4” Dia: variable.  $3,000

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Retailed by John Bradstreet, Minneapolis, probably made in Japan.  Lotus sculpture, circa 1900,   Bronze.  H: 9″ Dia: 14″  Provenance: Governor John S. Pillsbury.  $5,000

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American 20th century.  Tramp Art “frame” object, 1930s.  Cut and fitted wood, stained.  $1,250

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American 20th century.  Miniature “Carver chair,” circa 1950.  H: 4 1/2″.  $500

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AFRICAN

Ethiopian, early 20th century.  Chieftain’s pillow.  Carved wood with corded string.  H: 7″. $3,000

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GEOLOGICAL

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Six rock crystals, H: 4″ to 4 1/2″.  $2,500

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Rock crystal formation.  5″  $500

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