A Taste for Luxury: Two Great Houses from America's Gilded Age

Christie's
21 June 2012, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 21.06.2012

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE BLACK- AND GILT-LACQUER POT...

A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE BLACK- AND GILT-LACQUER POTPOURRI BOWL
POSSIBLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED JAPANESE BLACK- AND GILT-LACQUER POTPOURRI BOWL POSSIBLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY The top with a seated Chinaman, above a pierced Vitruvian scroll frieze, the finial, ram's mask and

Lot #: 1001

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN BUDDHIST LION CAN...

A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN BUDDHIST LION CANDLEHOLDERS
THE PORCELAIN 19TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS POSSIBLY REGENCE, CIRCA 1725
A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE PORCELAIN BUDDHIST LION CANDLEHOLDERS THE PORCELAIN 19TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS POSSIBLY REGENCE, CIRCA 1725 Each with foliate-form

Lot #: 1002

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE POWDER BLUE PORCE...

A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE POWDER BLUE PORCELAIN VASES
THE PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY, THE ORMOLU CIRCA 1775
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED CHINESE POWDER BLUE PORCELAIN VASES THE PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY, THE ORMOLU CIRCA 1775 Each of hexagonal-sectioned baluster shape with waisted

Lot #: 1003

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS

A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS
POSSIBLY 19TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU TWO-BRANCH WALL-LIGHTS POSSIBLY 19TH CENTURY After the model by André-Charles Boulle, each with a backplate cast with shell motifs, oak and acanthus leaves, berries, acorns and flowerheads 18 in. (46 cm

Lot #: 1004

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A RUSSIAN MALACHITE AND HARDSTONE PAPERWEIGHT

A RUSSIAN MALACHITE AND HARDSTONE PAPERWEIGHT
CIRCA 1830
A RUSSIAN MALACHITE AND HARDSTONE PAPERWEIGHT CIRCA 1830 With varied beveled stones and malachite border, mounted on green-paper blotter 5 in. (13 cm.) wide

Lot #: 1005

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
20TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA 20TH CENTURY Of Louis XVI style, hung with swags and on leaf-cast circular base 13 in. (33 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 1006

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD TABOURETS

A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD TABOURETS
LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF FRENCH GILTWOOD TABOURETS LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY Of Louis XVI style, each with a rectangular seat covered in yellow velvet on fluted tapering legs, one with metal label inscribed LK9935 7 in. (18 cm.) high, 11½ in. (29

Lot #: 1008

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A FRENCH ORMOLU HEXAGONAL LANTERN

A FRENCH ORMOLU HEXAGONAL LANTERN
19TH CENTURY
A FRENCH ORMOLU HEXAGONAL LANTERN 19TH CENTURY Of Louis XV style, with leaf-cast panels and suspending four lights 38½ in. (98 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) diameter

Lot #: 1009

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK TIMEPIECE

A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK TIMEPIECE
THE WATCH MOVEMENT CIRCA 1750, BY DANIEL DEROY, THE BASE LOUIS XV, CIRCA 1750, THE FIGURES MEISSEN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY, THE TREE AND FLOWERS 19TH CENTURY
A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE AND PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK TIMEPIECE THE WATCH MOVEMENT CIRCA

Lot #: 1010

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A CONTINENTAL CARVED GILTWOOD SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER

A CONTINENTAL CARVED GILTWOOD SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER
PARTS LATE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER
A CONTINENTAL CARVED GILTWOOD SIX-LIGHT CHANDELIER PARTS LATE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER With scrolled arms and green pleated shades, electrified 27½ in. (70 cm.) high, 35½ in. (90 cm.) diameter

Lot #: 1011

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN GILT-WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS

A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN GILT-WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS
POSSIBLY GENOA OR TURIN, CIRCA 1740
A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN GILT-WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS POSSIBLY GENOA OR TURIN, CIRCA 1740 Each with a cartouche-shaped back and drop-in seat covered in a floral embroidered cream fabric, with floral-carved frame on

Lot #: 1012

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL TIMEPIECE CLOCK

A LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL TIMEPIECE CLOCK
CIRCA 1750, THE DIAL SIGNED GOSSELIN A PARIS, THE CASE SIGNED ST. GERMAIN
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU CARTEL TIMEPIECE CLOCK CIRCA 1750, THE DIAL SIGNED GOSSELIN A PARIS, THE CASE SIGNED ST. GERMAIN Of asymmetric form, the case cast with flowers, scrolls and rockwork

Lot #: 1013

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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AN EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD ARMOIRE

AN EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD ARMOIRE
CIRCA 1730, RE-MOUNTED
AN EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD ARMOIRE CIRCA 1730, RE-MOUNTED With egg-and-dart and foliate frieze above a pair of glazed doors, the angles with putto mask mounts on plinth base, inscribed on the reverse several

Lot #: 1016

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONIZED BUREAU PLAT

A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONIZED BUREAU PLAT
BY PIERRE DENIZOT, CIRCA 1765, NOW FITTED WITH A SECRETAIRE DRAWER WITH CONSEQUENTIAL INTERNAL ALTERATIONS
A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONIZED BUREAU PLAT BY PIERRE DENIZOT, CIRCA 1765, NOW FITTED WITH A SECRETAIRE DRAWER WITH CONSEQUENTIAL

Lot #: 1017

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A REGENCE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK

A REGENCE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK
CIRCA 1720, THE DIAL AND MOVEMENT SIGNED GILLES MARTINOT À PARIS
A REGENCE ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK CIRCA 1720, THE DIAL AND MOVEMENT SIGNED GILLES MARTINOT À PARIS The waisted dial surmounted by Venus and Cupid on elaborate scrolling base cast with masks and scrolls, the

Lot #: 1018

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A LOUIS XIV WHITE AND BLACK MARBLE MEDALLION

A LOUIS XIV WHITE AND BLACK MARBLE MEDALLION
CIRCA 1700
A LOUIS XIV WHITE AND BLACK MARBLE MEDALLION CIRCA 1700 Depicting Louis XIV, within a giltwood frame 23¼ in. (59 cm.) high, 19¾ in. (50 cm.) wide

Lot #: 1019

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A FRENCH MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY

A FRENCH MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY
PARIS OR AMIENS, SECOND QUARTER 17TH CENTURY, AFTER SIMON VOUET
A FRENCH MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY PARIS OR AMIENS, SECOND QUARTER 17TH CENTURY, AFTER SIMON VOUET Depicting 'Jupiter and Callisto,' from the series of 'The Loves of the Gods,' with Jupiter disguised as Diana

Lot #: 1020

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A PAIR OF REGENCE ORMOLU CHENETS

A PAIR OF REGENCE ORMOLU CHENETS
CIRCA 1725
A PAIR OF REGENCE ORMOLU CHENETS CIRCA 1725 Each depicting a reclining Classical maiden on tapering support, cast with scrolling foliage, one with orange leather label inscribed 3097 , the central palmette mount later 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high, 11 in. (28

Lot #: 1021

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A FRENCH GILT-METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND MARBLE-TOP TWO-TIER...

A FRENCH GILT-METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND MARBLE-TOP TWO-TIER GUERIDON
20TH CENTURY
A FRENCH GILT-METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND MARBLE-TOP TWO-TIER GUERIDON 20TH CENTURY Of Louis XVI style, with fluted stem on three scrolling legs 37 in. (95 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) diameter

Lot #: 1022

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A SWISS QUARTER-STRIKING MUSICAL ORGAN EBONY AND BRASS BOULL...

A SWISS QUARTER-STRIKING MUSICAL ORGAN EBONY AND BRASS BOULLE MARQUETRY BRACKET CLOCK
CIRCA 1750
A SWISS QUARTER-STRIKING MUSICAL ORGAN EBONY AND BRASS BOULLE MARQUETRY BRACKET CLOCK CIRCA 1750 The 15½ in. 25-piece cartouche dial with finely pierced hands and leaf-cast bezel, square plated two train

Lot #: 1023

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$20,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A JAPANESE CARVED FRUITWOOD ARTICULATED DRAGON

A JAPANESE CARVED FRUITWOOD ARTICULATED DRAGON
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
A JAPANESE CARVED FRUITWOOD ARTICULATED DRAGON MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY) The wood dragon constructed of numerous parts joined inside of the body, the head carved with horns and fitted with a hinged jaw opening to

Lot #: 1024

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE CHENETS ...

A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE CHENETS
CIRCA 1860
A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU AND PATINATED-BRONZE CHENETS CIRCA 1860 One with a boar, one with a stag, each on an elaborate naturalistic and foliate-scrolling base, one with a paper label faintly typed 4485 14 in. (36 cm.) high

Lot #: 1025

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTER TABLE

A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTER TABLE
PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY
A FRENCH GILTWOOD CENTER TABLE PROBABLY 19TH CENTURY The rectangular red ribboned Campan marble top above a pierced frieze centered with a mask, on cabriole legs ending in hoof feet, re-gilt 32¾ in. (83.5 cm.) high, 48 in. (122 cm.) wide, 30½ in

Lot #: 1026

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A GERMAN SILVER DRESSING-GLASS FRAME

A GERMAN SILVER DRESSING-GLASS FRAME
CIRCA 1900, PROBABLY HANAU
A GERMAN SILVER DRESSING-GLASS FRAME CIRCA 1900, PROBABLY HANAU Rectangular, with hinged easel back, the molded border with flowers and acanthus, the top with a coat-of-arms and a crown, surrounded by a caduceus on one side and a

Lot #: 1028

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A LOUIS XVI SILVER SNUFF BOX AND A CONTINENTAL GILT-METAL SN...

A LOUIS XVI SILVER SNUFF BOX AND A CONTINENTAL GILT-METAL SNUFF BOX
THE FIRST MARK OF ANDRE-ALEXANDRE GUIGNARD, PARIS, 1786
A LOUIS XVI SILVER SNUFF BOX AND A CONTINENTAL GILT-METAL SNUFF BOX THE FIRST MARK OF ANDRE-ALEXANDRE GUIGNARD, PARIS, 1786 The first oval, the cover chased with garlands in

Lot #: 1029

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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AN AMERICAN EIGHT-PIECE SILVER-MOUNTED DESK SET

AN AMERICAN EIGHT-PIECE SILVER-MOUNTED DESK SET
MARK OF GORHAM MFG CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1900
AN AMERICAN EIGHT-PIECE SILVER-MOUNTED DESK SET MARK OF GORHAM MFG CO., PROVIDENCE, CIRCA 1900 Comprising: etched glass inkwell with silver mounts, silver inkwell stand, letter holder, blotter, stamp box

Lot #: 1030

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA

A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
MARK OF MARIO BUCCELLATI, MILAN, 20TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA MARK OF MARIO BUCCELLATI, MILAN, 20TH CENTURY Each on a shaped circular base with spiral fluting and scrolls, rising to a knopped baluster spiral-fluted stem

Lot #: 1031

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A SET OF TWELVE ITALIAN SILVER DINNER PLATES

A SET OF TWELVE ITALIAN SILVER DINNER PLATES
MARK OF FACCIOLI, MILAN, 20TH CENTURY
A SET OF TWELVE ITALIAN SILVER DINNER PLATES MARK OF FACCIOLI, MILAN, 20TH CENTURY Each square, with rounded edges, the borders decorated with scrolling foliage and flowers on a reeded ground, each marked on reverse

Lot #: 1032

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A FRENCH SILVER DINNER AND TABLE SERVICE

A FRENCH SILVER DINNER AND TABLE SERVICE
MARK OF CARON, PARIS, CIRCA 1880
A FRENCH SILVER DINNER AND TABLE SERVICE MARK OF CARON, PARIS, CIRCA 1880 The dinner service comprising a shaped oval meat dish, two shaped circular serving dishes, in sizes, a pair of double-lipped sauceboats on stands; The

Lot #: 1033

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012

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A FRENCH SEVEN-PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE WITH TRAY...

A FRENCH SEVEN-PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE WITH TRAY
MARK OF CARDHEILAC, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A FRENCH SEVEN-PIECE SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE WITH TRAY MARK OF CARDHEILAC, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY In Louis XVI style, comprising a hot water urn, coffee pot, teapot, hot water jug, cream

Lot #: 1034

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 21 Jun 2012