Painted canvas from the 19th century

5 panels of painted wallpapers from the first part of the 19th century.
Rural and animated landscape.

Height 68.1 x Length 167.3 in
H 68.1 x L 53.5 in
H 68.1 x L 5.1 in
H 68.1 x L 40.9 in
H 68.1 x L 40.9 in


Painted wallpapers from the 19th century (detail)


Painted wallpapers from the 19th century (detail)


Plaster bas relief, bacchanal

Early 20 th C.
France

48 x 23.2 in.


Plaster Bas relief Bacchanal (detail)


Cephalus and Procris

Oil on Canvas
18 th. C.
France

Cephalus was married to Procris, a daughter of Erechtheus, an ancient founding-figure of Athens. The goddess of dawn, Eos, fell in love with him and kidnapped Cephalus when he was hunting. The resistant Cephalus and Eos became lovers, and she bore him a son named Phaethon. However, Cephalus always pined for Procris, causing a disgruntled Eos to return him to her, making disparaging remarks about his wife's fidelity. Bribed by a golden crown, his wife admitted Pteleon to her bed, and being detected by Cephalus she fled to Minos.

Procris later on came back to Athens and once reunited with Procris after an interval of eight years, Cephalus tested her by returning from the hunt in disguise, and managing to seduce her. In shame Procris fled to the forest, to hunt with Artemis. In returning and reconciling, Procris brought two magical gifts, an inerrant javelin that never missed its mark, and a hunting hound, Laelaps that always caught its prey. The hound met its end chasing a fox (the Teumessian vixen) which could not be caught; both fox and the hound were turned into stone. But the javelin continued to be used by Cephalus, who was an avid hunter.
Procris then conceived doubts about her husband, who left his bride at the bridal chamber and climbed to a mountaintop and sang a hymn invoking Nephele, "cloud". Procris became convinced that he was serenading a lover. She climbed to where he was to spy on him. Cephalus, hearing a stirring in the brush and thinking the noise came from an animal, threw the never-erring javelin in the direction of the sound – and Procris was impaled. As she lay dying in his arms, she told him "On our wedding vows, please never marry Eos". Cephalus was distraught at the death of his beloved Procris, and went into exile in Thebes.

22 x 17.3 in.


Swedish Baroque Tilt top table

traces of the original paint
circa 1760
Sweden

H: 29.1 in.
L: 35.8 in.
l: 26.7 in.


17th C. Secrets table

Italian Table (Lombardy) Late 17 th century.
a drawer and two secrets,
Blackened wood
Italy

H: 26.7 in.
L: 33.8 in.
l: 23.6 in.


Venus and Cupid

Miniature on paper, finely painted
frame gilded bronze (oxidized and clean according to the tastes of each ...) beveled glass
France or Italy
circa 1850

without Frame: 7 x 8.6 in.
with frame : 10.2 x 8.26 in.


Pair of Grisailles, allegory of Architecture

oil on canvas
18 th C.
France

H:47,2 in.
L:39,7 in.