A Head Taxidermy of a Crocodile, England, c. 1900
A Head Taxidermy of a Crocodile, England, c. 1900
Auction No. 763 from Berlin

Unique Pieces with Style: Antiques & Collectibles

2017-02-23T15:00:00.000Z2017-02-23T17:00:00.000ZBerlin & Onlinehttps://auctionata.com/en-us/s/1176/auction-unique-pieces-with-style-antiques-and-collectibles-february-2017Allow us to whisk you away on an exciting journey to past epochs, within our exquisite selection of antiques. We begin in the 17th century, with a look in a magnificent gilt mirror decorated with a figure of the Olympian god Zeus. We continue in the 18th century, charmed by a particularly decorative Italian Baroque console table. --- The 19th century starts with a pair of French Empire girandoles, decorated with figures of cupid, and ends with a highlight of both historic and cultural significance. An album with 44 early black and white photographs by the famous ethnographic photographer William Carrick gives a rare insight into Russian society in the second half of the 19th century. Our trip finally ends in the early 20th century with a lovely pair of Art Nouveau frames, made of the finest sterling silver. Thursday, February 23, 10:00 am EST
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Allow us to whisk you away on an exciting journey to past epochs, within our exquisite selection of antiques. We begin in the 17th century, with a look in a magnificent gilt mirror decorated with a figure of the Olympian god Zeus. We continue in the 18th century, charmed by a particularly decorative Italian Baroque console table.
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The 19th century starts with a pair of French Empire girandoles, decorated with figures of cupid, and ends with a highlight of both historic and cultural significance. An album with 44 early black and white photographs by the famous ethnographic photographer William Carrick gives a rare insight into Russian society in the second half of the 19th century. Our trip finally ends in the early 20th century with a lovely pair of Art Nouveau frames, made of the finest sterling silver.

All items

7 | A Pair of Empire Girandoles with Cupids, France, 1st H. 19th C.
  • Bronze, gilt, dark brown patinated, rouge royal marble
  • France, 1805-10
  • A pair of matching girandoles
  • Cubic pedestal with projecting base
  • A cupid on a low circular plate balancing a stylized vase with four chandelier arms on his head
  • The plates of the base and the chandelier arms decorated with neo-classical motifs
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13 | A Head Taxidermy of a Crocodile, England, c. 1900
  • Taxidermy of a crocodile (Crocodylia)
  • Sculptural head taxidermy of a reptile
  • Closed mouth including a set of sharp teeth
  • Mounted on tapered wooden wall mounting
  • Dimensions of taxidermy: 16 x 43 x 23 cm
  • Overall dimensions: 24 x 67 x 37 cm
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31 | Flemish Tapestry of Helena's Abduction, 17th C.
  • Wool on wool, verso backed with linen
  • Flanders, 17th century
  • Depiction of Helena’s abduction by Paris in a detailed landscape with ships in the background
  • Verso at the upper edge with eyelets for mounting
  • Verso with a typographical label: '(...) This panel comes from a large tapestry and belongs to the private collection of a painter of military objects MR. POILPOT who was contemporary of the celebrated painter DETAILLE'
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50 | A Dresser with Glazed Cabinet Hutch, Germany, 2nd H. 18th C.
  • Coniferous wood chest, walnut and burr walnut veneer, glass, bronze fittings, red felt, blue fabric cover
  • Germany, second half 18th century
  • 5-drawer base with curved front on bracket feet, curved apron
  • Two-door, three-sided glazed cabinet hutch, structured inside by two shelves, blue fabric cover
  • Segmental arch pediment with stylized carving
  • The splendid fittings with rocaille and botanical motifs
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77 | Frantz Winterspacher Mantel Clock, Austria, c. 1760
  • Softwood, polished, parcel-gilt, metal and brass, parcel-gilt, enamel, glass, textile
  • Frantz Winterspacher, Krems, c. 1760
  • The dial inscribed ‘Frantz Winterspacher / a Crems / No 46’
  • Rectangular brass movement with spring balancer, rearward pendulum with versus pendulum and verge escapement
  • Power reserve: 1-2 days
  • 4/4 strike on two bells
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  • Auction announcements

    Auction announcements

    08 February 2017
    Lot 81 was withdrawn from the auction.

    10 February 2017
    Lot 1 was withdrawn from the auction.
    Lot 67 was withdrawn from the auction.

    13 February 2017
    Lot 87 was withdrawn from the auction.

    17. Feburary 2017
    Lot 8, 11, 37, 39, 46, 47, 52, 59, 63, 68 were withdrawn from the auction.


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    Havelchaussee 161
    14055 Berlin

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    Berlin-Charlottenburg.

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