THE BEST IS YET TO COME part II

December 16, 2015
our rehearsal dinner
10.23.2015
Part II:

Upon re-entry,  I found myself within five weeks of my wedding…just enough time to enjoy all of the madness and alllll of the splendor.  The entire celebration was a dream and one I didn’t have to wake up from for the following two weeks in Europe.  The grandeur of the Italian and Swiss vistas with my new husband, Kelly, could not have been more romantic and inspirational on every level.  

Below are images of special pieces (and some special people) in all of their glory.  I borrowed many things from the shop for the celebration.  They had arrived from Portugal, France and Italy to add that personal touch to our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.  It was truly fulfilling to see them in their practical uses.  How fortunate for me to have a treasure trove to choose from for all of the perfect details.  
Enjoy my new home adorned with a few of my favorite things f
or the wedding, holiday-style, and final journal entry of 2015! 

I have the best feeling about 2016!  

Happy Happy Holidays!
Kristen M. Walls

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FRENCH

Adjustable Oak Artist’s Easel
Turn of the 20th C.
With a pulley system and removable handles, also having a lockable storage box within the shelf.

LENGTH: 29.75IN    DEPTH: 25.25IN    HEIGHT: 84IN

$3,500
 
 
 
PORTUGUESE

Ratinho Faience Pottery
Late 19th to Early 20th C.
Coarse and strong, this pottery was made for the migrant workers of Portugal from the late 19th to early 20th century in Coimbra, Portugal. They are highly recognized and collectible as they represent the work of simple artisans with limited technical means. They achieved widespread popularity due to their imaginative and vibrant designs. In good condition, wear consistent with age and use.

HEIGHT: 2.5IN    DIAMETER: 12IN

$780
 
 
 
ITALIAN
 
Pair of Bronze Lion Head Door Knockers
Mid-18th C. 
cast bronze with handsome lion head top 

 
LENGTH: 5.25IN    HEIGHT: 9.5IN

$3,860

 
 
FRENCH LATE NEOCLASSICAL

Brass Footed Jardiniere
Mid-19th C. 
made completely of brass and of oval shape with a crimped upper edge, having cast lion mask handles on the sides and resting on cast brass animal feet

LENGTH: 21IN    DEPTH: 13.75IN    
HEIGHT: 9IN

$1,990


FRENCH LOUIS XIII STYLE

Oak Round Table
Late 19th C. 
Having a top with separated boards and raised on turned legs

HEIGHT: 29.5IN    DIAMETER: 50IN    

 


 


ITALIAN

Carved, Molded and Gilded Frame with Original Glass
Late 18th C.

LENGTH: 36IN    HEIGHT: 46IN 

$7,280
FRENCH LOUIS PHILIPPE

Walnut and Mahogany Shop Table
Mid-19th C. 
The rectangular top with a molded edge and deep apron supported by turned legs and having a bottom rectangular level above raised ball feet.

LENGTH: 47IN    DEPTH: 23.5IN    
HEIGHT: 30.25IN

$4,240

FRENCH 
 
Copper and Gilt Decorated Water Vessel
Early 19th C.
having a large opening and an elongated handle, the bottom edge decorated in gilt trim
 
HEIGHT: 16.25IN    DIAMETER: 13IN
 
$2,330

 

 
ITALIAN
 
Pair of Decorative Carved Giltwood Flower Baskets
Mid-19th C.
Mounted on faux marble bases, the tops are decoratively carved giltwood

LENGTH: 13IN    DEPTH: 3IN
HEIGHT: 15IN

 
$4,860

ITALIAN
 
Collection of 150 Leather Bound Books
Mid-19th C.
Written at the turn of the 20th century, this collection of law books has patinated white leather bindings
 
$11,250

 
 
ITALIAN ROCOCO
 
Carved Wood Fragment of a Cherub
18th C.
fragment with detailed carving and good patina, mounted for hanging on a wall
 
LENGTH: 5.5IN    DEPTH: 4IN
HEIGHT: 6.75IN

$975
 

 
Painted Ceramic Mask of Beethoven
 
 
LENGTH: 8.25IN   HEIGHT: 7IN

$875
 
MID-CENTURY MODERN
 
Figural Bronze Group on Marble Base, “Steeplechase” Unsigned
Mid-20th C. 
the grouping portraying jockeys atop horses in jump, gallop, and fall modes, in excellent condition

LENGTH: 17.5IN    DEPTH: 10.5IN
HEIGHT: 10.5IN

$2,910
 
GERMAN
 
Figured Walnut and Ebonized Biedermeier Center Table
2nd Quarter 19th C.
The top veneered in book matched triangular wedges above a shallow apron, raised on a hexagonal columnar support with ebonized molding. The tripartite base with rounded upturned feet, raised on ebonized squares

 HEIGHT: 31IN    DIAMETER: 38IN

$8,270
ENGLISH EDWARDIAN PERIOD
 
Brass Ink Well 
ca. 1900
circular top having a faded description and date, the hoof mounted above and below in brass and having two levels of pen rests

LENGTH: 3IN    DEPTH: 5IN    
HEIGHT: 4.25IN
 

$985



FRENCH

 
Binoculars
ca. 1900
 
$950
FRENCH
 
Brass and Walnut Telescope
ca. 1900
 
$850
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FRENCH
 
Brass Telescope
ca. 1900
Telescope composed of brass enclosed in a leather case
 

$680

 
 
FRENCH NEOCLASSICAL
Decorative Giltwood Bow with Swan Details
19th C.
in the shape of a bow with a detailed center grip and swans heads on the ends, the reverse side flat and meant to hang on a wall
LENGTH: 51IN    DEPTH: 1.5IN
HEIGHT: 4IN
$1,760

 
 
 





FRENCH 

Globe Rue de Champs
ca. 1930
table globe on a turned wooden base

HEIGHT: 13IN    DIAMETER: 8IN

$785

 

ITALIAN, SICILIAN

Marble Apothecary Jar
Late 18th C.
Turned marble with matching lid, some chips and losses

HEIGHT: 7IN    DIAMETER: 5IN

$945


FRENCH

Set of Three Handsome Cut Glass and Sterling
Silver Perfume Bottles 
Marked

$840

 
 

FRENCH 
 
Primitive Carved Walnut Mortal and Pestle
18th C.
carved walnut basin with appendage for anchoring, the accompanying pestle turned and carved
 
HEIGHT: 4.5IN    DIAMETER: 8IN

$1,080
 

ITALIAN 
 
Primitive Bronze Mortal and Pestle
18th C.
 
HEIGHT: 3IN    DIAMETER: 4IN
 
$880



ITALIAN 
 
Primitive Bronze Mortal and Pestle
18th C.
 
HEIGHT: 5IN    DIAMETER: 5.5IN
 
$1,080
 

FRENCH 
 
Primitive Carved Walnut Water Pitcher
18th C. or Earlier
carved with raised upper and lower rims and having a small handle

HEIGHT: 10IN     DIAMETER: 4.75IN

$685

 

 
ITALIAN
Ornately Wrought Iron Vertical Hanging 3-Light Fixture
Late 19th or Early 20th C.
of a roughly triangular form with a heavier twisting outer frame, and having three “turret” shaped round bobeches hanging from a bottom horizontal bar, with custom made parchment shades. ideal for a billiards table or kitchen island. depth of 15″ is measurement of shade as the chandelier is vertical
LENGTH: 54.5IN    DEPTH: 15IN
HEIGHT: 43.5IN
$4,725
ITALIAN, SICILIAN

Aquasantiera 
ca. 1650
Ecclesiastical and used as a basin for holy water, of typical late Baroque form in carved marble

LENGTH: 12.5IN    DEPTH: 8.5IN
HEIGHT: 9.5IN

$4,270

 

 

FRENCH LOUIS PHILIPPE
 
Turned and Painted Wood Bilboquet
Mid-19th C.
a large version of the classic children’s game,
the white paint faded in areas of use

 
HEIGHT: 16IN    DIAMETER: 4IN
 
$780
ITALIAN, SICILIAN

Hand-Painted Italian Pottery of the Asparago
Celebration of the Asparagus dates back to the 15th century for Romans and referred to as the “food of kings”

The Emperor Augustus coined the phrase ‘velocius quam asparagi conquantur’, meaning to do something faster than you can cook asparagus
HEIGHT: 9IN  DIAMETER: 6IN

$860
ITALIAN ART DECO PERIOD

Large Solid Portoro Marble Urn
1st Quarter 20th C.
of Grecian form from the 1st quarter of the 20th century, possibly earlier, in unpolished condition, diameter of base 9″
 
HEIGHT: 23.5    IN DIAMETER: 10IN
 
$5,690

 





Limited 1st Edition Numbered Series Plaster Cast of the Life Mask of Beethoven
21st Century 

LENGTH: 8IN    DEPTH: 4IN    HEIGHT: 9.75IN

$620

 







 

 

EUROPEAN
 
Leather and Brass Mounted Handled Box, MDB
Mid-19th C.
having a hinged top and decorated with brass nailheads and pewter decoration
 
LENGTH: 23IN    DEPTH: 10IN
HEIGHT: 7.5IN

 
$2,400
Riley Mae Marooney, Molly Grace Marooney, Ryan Elle Robuck
 
 
 
 
 

FRENCH LOUIS XVI PERIOD

Pair of Ebonized and Gold Painted Fluted Columns
1st Quarter 19th C. 
gold painted and ebonized gesso over solid pine wood, fluted column resting on octagonal bases, in good condition

HEIGHT: 50.5IN    DIAMETER: 18.75IN    

$7,900
 
 
 
ITALIAN, TOSCANA, NEOCLASSIC

24-Light Gilt Metal and Giltwood Chandelier
Early 19th C. 
of “mongolfiera” form and having three gilded metal rings joined by glass bead chain, the top ring issuing six gilt metal leaves decorated with bead chains, the majority of the arms are removeable for removing wax, this chandelier is not wired for electricity

HEIGHT: 73IN    DIAMETER: 43IN    

$38,400
 
I count 10 of my favorite people in this one shot!
 

 

ENGLISH EDWARDIAN PERIOD
 
Handsome Set of Dinnerware
ca. 1891 – 1914
88 piece set of Clifton (Flow Blue-Gold Trim) by GRINDLEY, complete with all of the settings and bowls and platters, etc., printed mark on bottom incorporating a globe and steamer boat, in good condition
   
$7,740
 
 
FRENCH NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Silver Plated and Mirrored Plateau
Last Quarter 19th C. 
with raised and pierced gallery atop a mirrored surface with wooden frame underneath resting on bun feet, in excellent condition

LENGTH: 18.75IN    DEPTH: 12.25IN    HEIGHT: 2.25IN

$1,840
 
 
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Lake Como, Italy