«Portrait of a diamond woman», XVIII s.
Oil on canvas depicting a woman dressed in the hurluberlu at the Anne-Marie d’Orléans (sister of Philip II of Orleans the Regent) decorated with pearls and holding a diamond.
Is the woman in our portrait the Regent’s favorite or perhaps the very personification of the Regency time.
Height with frame: 99 cm
Width with frame: 79 cm
Period: XVIII century, Regency
Oil on canvas depicting Diane and her suite.
Diana is originally a Latin goddess with power over procreation, childbirth, hunting and sovereignty. She quickly became the goddess of hunting and moon in Roman mythology.
Beautiful octagonal mirror composed of a beveled mirror surrounded by 8 equally beveled sides, topped with a refined pediment carved in the shape of leaves.
«Portrait of Marguerite-Louise d’Orléans», oil on wood.
Marguerite-Louise d’Orléans, known as Mademoiselle d’Orléans (Blois, 1645 – Paris, 1721): daughter of Gaston de France, Duc d’Orléans dit Monsieur, only brother of King Louis XIII, and Marguerite de Lorraine, and therefore the first cousin of Louis XIV. By her marriage to Cosimo III of Medici, she became Grand Duchess consort of Tuscany when he acceded to the throne of Grand Duke. Her mother the dowager duchess of Orléans having died, Marguerite-Louise asked permission to leave her husband, with whom the marital relations were particularly stormy, and to settle in France. Louis XIV ceded three years later, but confined his cousin to the convent of Montmartre, which then housed the noble ladies separated from their husband. The Grand Duchess died in Paris in 1721, under the Regency.
Pair of consoles in blue gray color painted carved wood.
Console rests on an oval frieze supported by a dolphin in the style of William Kent.
Magnificent court portrait of a child accompanied by a dog.
The portrait of a child became more popular in the second part of the 18th centuries; in the 17th centuries it was still reserved for princes of blood.
“Madonna and Child”, fixed under glass, original carved and gilded wooden frame.
Model out of the ordinary, richly crafted with three cupids riding dolphins supporting a bowl with plant and aquatic decoration. The work resembles that of Thomas Sergent (1830 – 1890)
Large brass lamp in the shape of palm trees and giraffe with new raw silk shade in green water.
Pedestal with girandole with three metal lights and must gilded with foliage pattern and flowers, beads and taste buds in cut glass, porcelain flowers, glass tray.