Thursday, 4 December 2008

Motif oprerandi

The shell.

Lot No 1704
Queen Anne Style Fruitwood and Walnut Games Table.
Early 19th century, the rectangular top with turreted corners, hinged and opening to a baize-lined surface with corner wells, the conforming frieze raised on shell-carved cabriole legs ending in pad feet.

New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc.

Lot No 1697
Pair of George II-Style Giltwood and Brass Sconces.
Each with a domed shell-carved crest over a mirrored backplate, the foliate base issuing a single scrolling brass candle arm, h. 17-3/4", w. 5-5/8", d. 6-1/2".

New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc.

A mid 18th Century giltwood sea-phantasy pier glass. The architectural stipple textured frame with broken triangular pediment and central scallop shell above a sunken field re-entrant frame decorated with sea shells and a rope twist inner slip around a silvered plate of thin guage.

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1 comment:

Cote de Texas said...

I'll take the games table - thank you very much!