Robuck & Co. Antiques has long been considered a resource for large, impactful pieces. Over the last 20 years we have bought and sold monumental librerias, consoles, dining tables, and lighting. As we acquire such for the shop, we always find unusual smalls to carry home for our own collections. Recently, I have been helping a client decorate a house with no shortage of shelves. We’ve been using gorgeous volumes of old leather bound books but finding the “one-offs” that spark curiosity and interest is quite a challenge. My travel and access with Robuck & Co has certainly formed a deeper appreciation for truly unique objects. This project has prompted me to revisit our own accessories inventory and the last buying trip helped put the refueling into motion. I brought home as much as I could carry on the plane but there are many more pieces that will be here on the next container. It takes skill, as seen below, to edit decoration without losing the personality objects evoke of their owners.
More previews from buying trip on the bottom, as well!
Item #: 2316
A Regency Period Painted Metal Hot Water Dispenser
England, early 19th century, the urn finial top above a handled cylindrical body with a shield-form spigot, resting on a reticulated square base opening to reveal a heating area, resting on paw feet, in distressed condition, the shield shaped spigot replaced
height: 16 in. (41 cm)
length: 5.25 in. (13 cm)
depth: 7.5 in. (19 cm)
Item #: 2298
A French Mid 19th Century Leather Box with Brass Lock
France, 1st quarter 19th century, the domed top having a raised leather handle, the conforming bottom of rectangular form and having an exterior mounted brass lock, in good condition
height: 5.25 in. (13 cm)
length: 13 in. (33 cm)
depth: 7.75 in. (20 cm)
Chateau de Chenonceau
Item #: 1556
An African Impala Horn Mount
Africa, early 20th century, mounted on a shield shaped oak back plate, in excellent antique condition
height: 23 in.
width: 12.5 in.
depth: 11 in.
Item #: 2305
A Continental Cylindrical Hide and Brass Nailhead Adorned Box
Continental, 1st quarter 19th century, of cylindrical form and covered in hide with patinated brass nailhead decorations, having a brass handle and exterior lock, in distressed condition
height: 8 in. (20 cm)
length: 16.5 in. (42 cm)
depth: 8.25 in. (21 cm)
Item #: 2297
A Copper and Gilt Decorated Water Vessel
France, early 19th century, having a large opening and an elongated handle, the bottom edge decorated in gilt trim, in good condition, dents and inconsistencies to finish likely caused by heating
height: 16.25 in. (41 cm)
diameter: 13 in.
Item #: 2299
An Early 18th Century Carved and Ebonized Frame, now mounted as a mirror
Italy, ca. 1700 to 1720, carved with great detail in various patterns, in excellent condition, minor pest damage consistent with age
height: 29 in. (74 cm)
length: 25.5 in. (65 cm)
depth: 2 in. (5 cm)
Item #: 2312
An 18th/19th Century Italian Stained Pinewood Adjustable Painter`s Easel
Italy, late 18th to early 19th century, the central section adjustable , with anchoring peg at front right, in excellent condition, fully functional
height: 6 ft. 9.5 in. (207 cm)
length: 23.5 in. (60 cm)
depth: 20.25 in. (51 cm)
Item #: 2313
A Continental Walnut Early 20th Century Adjustable Display Easel
Continental, ca. 1900, of triangular form with a single adjustable rear support, the holding tray also adjustable, in excellent condition, fully functional
height: 5 ft. 3 in. (160 cm)
length: 27.75 in. (70 cm)
depth: 34 in. (86 cm)
Item #: 2307
A French Early 19th Century Leather and Gilt Embossed Case
France, ca. 1800, of bell shaped form and having a hinged lid and clasp, with gilt decoration, in excellent condition
height: 3 in. (8 cm)
length: 3.25 in. (8 cm)
depth: 3 in. (8 cm)
Item #: 2306
A French 19th Century Cast Bronze Lobster
France, ca. 1850, of proportionally realistic form with superbly detailed casting, in excellent condition with a very nice patina
height: 1.5 in. (4 cm)
length: 6.5 in. (17 cm)
depth: 2.5 in. (6 cm)
Item #: 2314
A French Late Neoclassical Brass on Copper Umbrella Stand
France, end of 2nd quarter 19th century, of tapering cylindrical form having a plinth base and a series of rings, the sides adorned with ringed lion masks, in excellent condition
height: 21 in. (53 cm)
diameter: 10.25 in. (26 cm)
Item #: 2301
A French Early 19th Century Exotic Wood Bombe` Form Brass Footed Box
France, early 19th century, the serpentine form top with a brass acorn finial above a conforming case of bombe` form, having an ivory escutcheon and raised on small round brass feet, the interior lined in red velvet, in excellent condition
height: 4.75 in. (12 cm)
length: 7.75 in. (20 cm)
depth: 5.5 in. (14 cm)
Item #: 2246
A Large Italian Mid 18th Century Rococo Period Silvered Brass Mirror
Italy, ca. 1750, or cartouche form and comprised of various scrollwork and leaf-form motifs, the top with two small cherubs, in excellent condition, the wooden backing replaced
height: 4 ft. 6.5 in. (138 cm)
width/length: 44 in. (112 cm)
depth: 1 in. (3 cm)
Item #: 2311
A French Late 19th Century Silver Plate Pheasant
France, last quarter 19th century, finely cast, silver plated pheasant, in excellent condition
height: 6 in. (15 cm)
length: 13.25 in. (34 cm)
depth: 2.5 in. (6 cm)
Item #: 2309
A Pair of 19th Century French Glass and Sterling Silver Vanity Receptacles
France, 1st quarter 19th century, each having a hinged top above a glass container complete with glass stopper, silver marks, in excellent condition
cylinder measurements = height: 4 in., diameter: 2.5 in.
cube measurements= height: 3.75 in., length: 2 in., depth: 2 in.
Item #: 1587
Art Deco Period Silver Plate Plateau
France, early 20th century, the upwardly angled frame having stepped and tiered corners and applied, possibly ecclesiastic, decoration, retaining original beveled mirrorplate, in excellent antique condition
height: 4 in.
width: 18 3/4 in.
depth: 18 3/4 in.
Tammy Connor Interior Design
Item #: 2304
An Early 19th Century French Oil on Canvas in Giltwood Frame
France, 1st quarter 19th century, the oil on canvas depicting a wooded pond with a crane fishing with a castle and mountains in the background, in excellent condition
height: 13.25 in. (34 cm)
length: 10.75 in. (27 cm)
depth: 1.75 in. (4 cm)
Item #: 1504
A Continental Arts and Crafts Copper and Brass Planter
Continental, early 20th century, having a overturned top edge with lion mask handles, the bottom with a riveted band, supported by three brass paw feet. In excellent condition, good aged patina
height: 14.75 in.
diameter: 18 in.
Item #: 1237
Pair of Italian Old Savona Baroque Style Porcelain Covered Urns
Italy, turn of the 20th century, of typical Baroque form and having conforming fruit topped covers, the later painted porcelain urns depicting scenes of nobility at leisure with villas painted on the tops and bases, painted in a blue tint with yellow fruit and green leaves and an assortment of green painted trees, in very good condition with fading to painted surfaces, one with an old repair near the top
height: 15.5 in.
width: 11 in.
depth: 9 in.