Around the world Sweden is recognized by its three golden crowns on a background of blue.You will find it on a coat of arms, cuff links, clothing etc. Historians have searched for the origin and meaning of the three crowns.Researchers felt they were used by heathen gods and others felt they represented the three surrounding areas of the capital that had the right to participate in the election of the king. It came down to the three crowns were simply accepted to be the symbols of the Three Holy Kings who came to praise the birth of Christ. Continue reading
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648. Scottish Sampler (just added)
648.Scottish sampler dated \"1847\".Signed \"Agnes L. Mackie Aged 13
Aberdeen Nov 1847\".Alphabet letters,quotes,animals,flowers,birds,house
and a strawberry border.Colors are very strong.Some browning.The frame
could be original. All in all a beautiful sampler.H.18 1/2in.,W.19 1/4in(47cm by 49cm). $1200.00
644. French 19th.Century Screen (just added)
644.French empire screen from early 19th century.
Four panels painted on canvas H.70in,W.64in(176cm by 160cm).Needs a little care. $3600.00
317. Swedish Bonad
317.Narrow Swedish Bonad painting
on linen.Early 19th century.133in by 5 3/4 in(332cm by 14 cm). $1500.00
583. French Portraits
583.French portraits of a noble couple.18 th century.Oil on canvas.
Family crest in upper left hand corner.The frames are old and differ
slightly in the carving.There seems to be no inpainting.
H.44in.,W.37in(109cm by 93cm).Pair $7500.00
583. French Portraits
583.The frame is a little different.Pair $7500.00
588.Portrait Of An English Gentleman
588.An 18th century portrait of an English
gentleman.Oil on board.Frame is old.56cm by 46cm
( 22in by 19in). $3900.00
653. French Empire Tray (just added)
653.French painted tole tray.1st empire.Early 19th century.
Wonderful colors and design.Some scratches,normal wear. 18in.diameter.
32. French Textile Table Runner (just added)
32.French 18th/19th century table runner.Flower
and urn decoration at both ends.Length is 82in.,Width is 24in( 208cm by 61cm).Further photo\'s available.Needs cleaning and restoration.
652. Italian Shrine (just added)
652.A very early,possibly 18th century,naive Italian
small shrine.Jesus standing in chains near a water jug.Color could be over painted but a long time ago.
Normal age wear.11in by 10in by 3in(27cm by 24cm by 8cm). $1200.00
651. Dutch Child\'s School Box (just added)
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. $1500.00
40. Italian Commode
40. Italian classic walnut,rosewood and fruit wood marquetry commode.
Late 18th century.Some restoration on the top,otherwise,in very good
condition.Four photos showing details of the commode. H.39in.,W.46in.,
D.23in( 99cm by 117cm by 58 1/2 cm).
30. Buffet 16th Century
30.Renaissance buffet.South German(Ulm district).Walnut,oak,larch and pine construction.Early 17th or late 16th century.Additional photos highlight the buffet\'s locke and key plus the out side hardware.Additional,again,photos show names which could be the owners.
An exceptional presentable buffet which could be used in any room of a house.Has steel handles on the sides for lifting.Has a few cracks which goes with old age,however,it is in very good condition.
H.42in.,D.23in.,W.64 1/2in(107cm by 58cm by 164cm).
46. Tall Scandinavian Chest
46A tall Scandinavian chest ca.1800.Could be Swedish or Danish.All original
paint except for a very small amount of restoration in the middle(abt.3%).The chest is in very sound condition,has five drawers and rests on a base.The photo of the chest is a little brighter than the actual color. This is an outstanding chest. H.53in.,W.51in.,D.23in(135cm by 130cm by 58 1/2cm). $18,000.00
519. Swedish Buffet
519.Swedish(shank) gustavian buffet.18/19th century.Taken down to its original grey color.Has two silverware drawers inside.Some over paint inside.Has a key and the lock works.The linen fold on the doors certainly adds to its appearance.Came from a private home in Eskilstuna,Sodermanland,Sweden.Has a gallery top.H.46in.,W.46in.,D.20in
(114cm by 114cm by 49cm). $9800.00
33. Flemish Tapestry Fragment
33.Flemish tapestry fragment from the late 16th century.For some reason
Roman soldiers in battle dress was a popular subject throughout this period.Condition and color is good for its age. H.89in.,W.47in(226cm by
119 1/2cm).Tapestry is backed by a cloth piece. $14,000.00
29. Northern Italian Commode
29.Northern Italian commode,three drawer.Later half of 18th century.Some
restoration to the color otherwise in exceptional condition.Original color and hardware. H.34 1/2 in.,D.20 1/2 in.,W.46in.(88cm by 52cm by 117cm).
84. Swedish Rococo Table
84.Swedish rococo table with original paint of orange trim and a blue body
with a rustic top.18th century.This is certainly one of a kind as I do not see
anything close to this at dealers or at high profile auctions in Sweden.Has
the rococo trim on the front but not on the otherside.This suggest that it is a table that stands against the wall.Other than normal color wear the table is in top condition and it is quit heavy.H.29in.,W.37in.,D.26in(74cm by 94cm by 66cm). $14,000.00
500. Swedish Tall Case Clock
500.Swedish tall case clock from Jamtland,Sweden ca.1800.Taken down
to the original paint.These clocks not only work but they are a great art form
in them selves.H.88in.,W.23in.,D.8in(220cm by 57cm by 20cm).
524. Swedish Rococo Side Table
524.Swedish rococo side table ca.1750.The color is an original pure
grey paint weathered over the years.Scalloped skirt.Rare,as tables like this
are not around.Normal wear to paint but construction is solid.H.30in.,W.35in.,D.22in(76cm by 89cm by 56cm).
97. Swedish Painted Chest
97.A beautiful blue faux painted chest.Exceptional color that is original with
most of the color intact.The color is front and both sides.The top is painted
faux light green and white.Swedish ca. 1820-1840.Original handles and has a key.The body is pine and very heavy.The chest has side reeded columns painted black.I have seen this style of painting and color in one
other item namely a tall four door cupboard.Quit spectacular.Size:H.37in.,
W.46 1/2in.,D.19in(94cm by 118cm by 48cm). $13,000.00
47. St.John The Baptist
47. Religious wood carving of Saint.John The Baptist. Baroque period, late 17th century. Bavarian-linden wood, Missing feet, one arm, paint plus more. Hollow back.
The good points are its size and it is exceptionally well carved.
H.48in.,W.20in (across the shoulders), D.12in (at the knee). ( 122cm by 51cm by 31cm). $19,000.00
603. Swedish Tall Case Clock
603.Swedish tall case clock taken down to its original color.Clock face
signed(?).Base has been replaced,actually not many of these clocks
have a base.Of the colors in Sweden,blue is their favorite and I am sure
every where else.Weights,pendulum and key are available. Upon sale of the clock it will have been cleaned and in working order.H86in.,W.21in
(214cm by 52cm). $7500.00
617. Swedish Bonad
617.Swedish bonad by Mats Olaf Andersson(1798-1876).From the town
of Boda,in the county of Dalarna,Sweden.You can tell bonds from Dalarna
they always have large vegetation as you can see here at the sides growing
from pots.Dated 1845,painted on paper and mounted on board.Most bonds
are narrow and long,sometimes up to ten feet long.This one is large and
square measuring H.42in.,W.46in(104cm by 116cm). $9500.00
35. French Candlesticks
35. Exceptional and rare ebonised wood carvings of two putti/angel
candle holders. They are from the latter part of the French 18th century.
The condition is exceptional with the normal age wear. What adds to the
character of the holders are the ball and chain which seems to be typical
of French design.
H(full height) 14 1/2in.,
W.3in(37cm by 7 1/2cm). $7800.00
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649. Swedish Tall Case Clock (just added)
649.Swedish tall case clock ca.1800.Signed \"Christian Ulrich Rosenberg\"
Eskilstuna.This clock has that sought after figure eight shape and has a base.The color is
very neutral light green with gold highlights.This clock makes its presence
known in any room of a house.Includes weights,pendulum,key and a cleaning.
45. German or Dutch Panels-mid 17th century
45.See other for description.36cm by 44cm(14in by 17in).
45. German or Dutch Panels-mid 17th century
45.German or Dutch mid 17th century panels.Set of three polychrome and gilt wood triptych panels.Carvings in relief.Retains most of the gilding.
28cm by 46cm( 11 in by 18in) $15,000.00 for all three or $5500.00 each.
45. German or Dutch Panels. mid -17th century
45.Description the same. 28cm by 45cm( 11 in by 18in.)
646. Swedish/Danish Wing Back Chair.(just added)
646.Swedish/Danish late 18th century rococo wing back chair.Original black paint,upholstery fairly recent.The wood base is highlighted with a
shell carving.H.108cm.,seat h.43cm.,W. 75cm.,D.approx.60cm.( 43in by
17in.,by 30in.by 24in). $5500.00
645. French Empire Tray
645.French Napoleonic Empire red tole tray.Ca.1820.
In excellent condition.Bought from a lady that was
downsizing her home in Paris.Large.30in by 22in(76cm
by 55cm). $2200.00
642. French Second Empire Cuirassier Helmet
642.French Second Empire Cuirassier Helmet.Silver metal with black fur turban,the edges banded in gilt metal.The gilded comb is decorated on both sides with volutes and laurel leaves and the front bears the head of Medusa,above her a flaming grenade with red horsehair brush.A black horsehair tail hangs from the rear of the comb.The leather-backed gilded chinchansure attached to two large rosette bosses.A gilded socket on the side on the left side supports a red horse hair brush.The seven fingered black leather liner is in very good condition with brass grommets for the suspension adjustment string.The reverse of the helmet is stamped near the brass comb \"275 42\".The helmet remains in nice condition with some scattered loss to the fur turban and tarnishing to the silver metal skull,else in excellent condition.
Email for more photos. $6800.00
619. Hanging Candelabra
619.Empire period candelabra/flower pot.Bought in Sweden but could be French.Gilt and bronze with nine candles.Not electrified.Ca.1820-40.Note:if candelabra is electrified,in my estimation,the value would drop by at least 30%.Some wear.
H.31in.,W.24in( 79cm by 60cm).
633. French Empire Pen Stand
633.French Empire Sienna marble pen stand with bust of Marcus Aurelius.Ca.1840.H.8in.,W.12in.,D.7in
(20cm by 31cm by 19cm). $1300.00
630. French Tole Cache Pot
630.Large French Napoleonic painted cache pot.
C.1820.H.16in.,W.11in.,D.11in.(41cm by 28cm by 28cm).
632. French Tole Candle Lamp
632.French Napoleonic red tole candle lamp
with a glass storm shade.Ca.1820.A candle lamp used in their campaigns.H.24in.,D.4in(61cm by 10cm). $1600.00
631. French Tole Night Stand
631.French 2nd Empire painted tole night table
with an internal basin and mirror.Ca.1850.Ebonised
Egyption masks.I can picture this in a high ranking
officers tent while out in the campaign field.H.31in.,
W.17in.,D.17in(78cm by44cm by 44cm).$1950.00
599. Swedish Tall Case Clock
599.Swedish tall case clock from Jamtland,Sweden.
Original paint.Ca.1800 or earlier.Signed \"AAS Mora\".
Key,weights and pendulum come with the clock.
H.85 in.,W.18in(214cm by 52cm). $9000.00