Arte Povera cabinet

Painted, wooden cabinet with a very delicate paperwork decoration of leaves, flowers and insects. On the top, the grid doors open on shelves, on the bottom, two tirrors and decorated leaves also opening on shelves.

Height 82.6 in
Width 43.3 in
Depth 20.4 in

Two studies of men

Two studies of men by Charles-Philippe (1798-1876) and Eugène (1801-1823) Larivière when students at the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Paris, under the direction of French painter Charles Meynier (1768-1832).

The two brothers are presented at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts by their master, the famous French painter Girodet.
Charles-Philippe obtains the grand prix de Rome in 1824 and becomes resident at the Villa Médicis in Rome until 1830. Well known for his Historical paintings, he will honour various official commissions, especially for the galerie des Batailles at the château de Versailles.

Height : 31.4 x Length 21.2 in each

Sapphic mirror

Painted and gilted trumeau mirror, with an oil on canvas representing two women in love.
Could come from a brothel from the 19th century...

H 52,3 x L 30,7 in

Sapphic mirror, detail

Pair of silk-velvet armchairs

Pair of green-gray silk-velvet armchairs

Height : 39.3 in
Depth : 28.7 in
Length : 31.4 in

"Panier" chandelier

"Panier" chandelier from the beginning of the 19th century,
Rock crystal, gilted and patinated metal

Height 43.3 in x Diameter 31.4 in

Libertine miniature

Miniature painted on paper figuring a libertine, galant scene.
Inscription in French : "Porte la moy, dépêche toy, car Cupidon me tue si je ne boy"
France, 18th century

Length 7.8 x Width 5.1 in with its (posterior) wooden frame
6.6 x 3.9 in without its frame

Cast-iron vase supported by a child

Cast-iron exterior ensemble, composed of a child wearing a draped cloth, supporting a vase.
Removable parts.
19 th century

Height : 53.9 in

Portrait of Madame Tallien, princess of Chimay

French School circa 1820, Portrait of Thérèsa Cabarrus (1773-1835), known as Madame Tallien and princess of Chimay.
Oil on panel (with an ancient pen mark on the back) with Art Nouveau gilted bronze frame.

Thérèsa Cabarrus can be recognized by her anemone crown (French painter Gérard represented her this way). Although she was well known as a Revolutionary muse, she eventually married prince of Chimay, fervent monarchist under the French Restauration (1815-1848).

9.4 x 6.2 without frame
Height 14.1 in with frame

Princess of Chimay, detail