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643.19th century French Maddona.A number of items have been added to show what she would look like in a real procession,namely,gown(old),crown(old), greenery,crucifix and another decorative item around her neck.When you add all the additions plus cost of the maddona the cost moves up quickly. This was in a Belgium collection for over 30 years.A beautifull piece of religious art. H.(including crown) 37in., W.19in.(94cm by 48cm). $2900.00 684.A charming silhouette painting of two gentlemen playing cards.Our best guess is French,no signature and painted on board.The photo is brighter than the actual painting.Some restoration and a little rough on the sides.All in all it is a very attractive naive/folk art painting. 19th century.H.14 14/in., W.15 1/2in( 36cm by 39cm). $1600.00 685.Swedish chest with owners initials and date of "1844". Iron strapings with a painted flower on top and sides.This is more than likely a brides chest do to the size and decor.Original blue paint. The normal age wear and tear.The actual color is darker than the photo. Slight hump on top.No key.W.18 1/2in.,H.9in.,D.11 1/2in.(47cm by 23cm by 29cm). $1100.00 681.A unique grouping of soldiers around a fire during a lull in the fighting.Four American Union soldiers and one rebel. Three long barrel rifles behind the tree stump.Carved and signed by Max Block(1981).No information available on artist.H.(tree stump)11in., W.16in.Height of soldier in the front,9in. $410.00 672.Napoleonic soldiers showing the disasters of war.19th century.The composition is wood and textile showing normal wear. Folk art at its best.H.(tallest)8in.,W.2 1/2in.(20cm by 6 1/2cm). $750.00 675. 25 French soft cover books by J.J.Rosseau(1712-1778).Printed in Paris 1833.Complete set of 25 books.Jean-Jacques Rosseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century.His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought. French text.This style of books are very sought after for their decorative appeal and in this case the subject matter, condition and being a full set(25). $1100.00 683.French coat of arms from the late 19th century.The coat of arms is mounted on a blue board which helps to high lite it.The inscription reads"Valeneiennes a bien merit de la patrie". This is most likely wrong as some letters are hard to decipher. Reads"Valenciennes is proud of his country".Vilenciennes is located in north west Normandy,France. The coat of arms contains two swans(?) on either side and a lion topped off with a crown.The composition of the crest I would say it is plaster/stone. There is some damage but nothing to take the charm away.H.30 in.,W.23 in (76 cm by 58cm). $720.00 665.Horse harness decor.,early 19th century.They are well carved especially the lions which suggest they are Norwegian.This is folk art at its best.Length is 28in(70cm). $670.00 659.The greatest door stop I have ever owned."The British Lion" 19th century.Original paint has some rust on the front and back but all in all normal wear.A very unusual metal sculpture.16in by 10 1/4in(41cm by 26cm). $900.00 660.The top view of the trencher to show the kidney shape. 660. Swedish wood trencher ca.18 century.Original yellow paint on the outside.Not only is this a great bowl but it is shaped like a kidney.This tells us that it was carved from a tree root possibly a birch root.Signed on the bottom "AOS" and "LPS" which were done by an old technique of burning the name/initials. These initials would likely be the owners. L.21in.,W.11in.,H.5 1/2in(53cm by 28cm by 14cm). $900.00 656.French empire painted tole tray.Oval form with gallery rim and cut-out end handles.Neo-classical central figures with a gilt foliate border.Numbers inscribed on the back "738" and " No. 10/14/2 16".These could be inventory numbers in old script.1840-50.Very good condition with light wear and minor losses.24in by 17 3/4in(61 cm by 45cm).It looks like the figures are about to make an offering as you can see smoke from a fire in the middle. $1100.00 652.A very early,possibly 18th century,naive Italian small shrine.Jesus standing in chains near a water jug.Color could be overpainted but a long time ago. Normal age wear.11in by 10in by 3in(27cm by 24cm by 8cm). $750.00 651.Dutch child's school box.These carried amongst other things,pencils and crayons.These boxes were left at school and to identify them they had animals,birds etc painted on them.To find one that is chip carved with a bird and fish decoration is very rare.This makes it one step higher in the folk art field. 24in by 8 1/2 in by 3 1/4in(61cm by 21 1/2cm by 8cm). Late 19th century. $900.00 592.19th century Flemish castle/palace with original paint.It is in a V shape with a tall steeple in the back as well as a watchtower to the left.Some flaking and paint loss. W.38in.,H.18in.,D.20in.(95cm by 45cm by 50cm). $1350.00 99.Hand carved Swedish horse in original paint.Long black tail(hair). 19th century. H.18in.,L.16in(46cm by 41cm). $2200.00 302.19th century Swedish wedding board.A large Greek urn with many flowers.Looks good hung on the wall.37 1/2in by 15 3/4in (93cm by 39cm). $780.00