Posts Tagged ‘Rare’

I Always Prefer a Treat....

I Always Prefer a Treat….

“Predictive Dream XXXIV” by Katsuyo Aoki, Japan, 2012
Each unique “skull” in the Predictive Dream Series is made of cast porcelain with white glaze and comes with the Plexi wall-mounting box and certificate of authenticity. Since her first solo exhibition in 2001 at Gallery LE DECO in Tokyo, Aoki has gone on to receive numerous awards and has been featured in exhibitions at the Saison Modern Art Museum in Karuizawa and the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art in Kawasaki. She was also selected for the prestigious Greenwich House Pottery Artist in Residency Program in New York. The past and the present collide in Aoki’s “Predictive Dream” series of porcelain skulls. Her work has sold successfully at major international auction sales. For the artist the use of ceramics as her preferred material is a method of expression through which she is able to incorporate various decorative styles, patterns, and symbolic forms. In her work, Aoki alludes to “historical backgrounds and ideas, myths, and allegories.”

Dimensions: Each approximately 7.5 x 6.5 x 8.5in. (19.1 x 16.5 x 21.6 cm.)
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height: 7.5″
depth: 8.5″
width/length: 6.5″
Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Cast Porcelain with White Glaze
Creator: By Katsuyo Aoki
provided by Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary
Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary
65 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY, 10012
Phone: 212-673-0531

Ref.: U121004905325

Colorful [Re]Imagination

Colorful [Re]Imagination




Pair of Colorful Striped Vintage Armchairs by Mauro Oliveira

Italy and USA
Circa 1970 & Updated 2012
A pair of vintage fiberglass armchairs originally Sergio Mazza and updated with colorful vinyl striped by Brazilian artist, Mauro Oliveira. Mauro has named this unique pair of chairs — Hard Candy. Each piece is coated in hard resin. Each chair is hand signed by the artist, Mauro Oliveira and dated 2012. Seat height is 14″; back height is 25 1/2″.

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Excellent condition

height: 25 1/2
second height: 14 in. (36 cm)
depth: 32 in. (81 cm)
width/length: 32 in. (81 cm)

Number of items: 1
Materials/Techniques: Fiberglass, vinyl and resin
Creator: By Mauro Oliveira

provided by 1stdibs

Pegaso Gallery Design
6812 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
Phone: 323-456-4452

Ref.: 12061881881658




Charles II Japanned Cabinet on Stand

Charles II Japanned Cabinet

Sublime statement piece for any interior....

A Rare Charles II Black & Gilt Japanned Cabinet With Original Gilding

CIRCA 1685
The arched crest surmounted above the two door cabinet decorated with pavilions and figures in a river landscape, opening to a fitted interior of ten variously sized drawers; raised on a stand having an elaborately carved apron incorporating foliate and floral motifs; raised on square baluster-form legs joined by X-form stretchers.

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height: 7 ft. 1 in.
depth: 21.5 in.
width/length: 41 in.

Number of items: 1
Creator: unknown

provided by Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd.

The Art and Antique Dealers League of America

Hyde Park Antiques, Ltd.
836 Broadway
New York, NY, 10003
Phone: 212-477-0033

Dealer Ref.: 8291-670
Ref. : U1011038545154



Maison Jansen Pair of Red Velvet & Gold Leaf Leg Chairs

MAISON JANSEN 1940s pair of red velvet and gold leaf leg chairs

Maison Jansen (House of Jansen) was a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen and continuing in practice until 1989. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East by 1900.

Maison Jansen provided services to the royal families of Belgium, Iran, and Serbia; Elsie de Wolfe, the German Reichsbank during the period of National Socialism; and Lady Olive Baillie’s Leeds Castle in Kent, England. The firm’s most published work was for the U.S. White House during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

These fantastic chairs are in excellent condition, are newly reupholstered in red velvet and newly regilded legs

Materials/Techniques: red velvet and gold leaf leg

Photography provided by Galerie Andre Hayat
Galerie Andre Hayat
23 Rue de Lille
Paris, ile de France, 75007
Phone: 336 12863389





A Pair of 19th century French Chenets (Andirons).

A Highly Unusual and Unique Pair of 19th c. Brass and Iron Crowing Rooster (“Coqs Saluaient”) Brass and Iron Andirons, also called firedogs, andiers, and chenets.

Most cultures embrace the Rooster as a solar symbol, and a sign of illumination, with the exception of the Nordic and Celtic cultures. Celtic and Norse lore describe the Rooster as a creature of the Underworld. Specifically, the cock served as a messenger of the Underworld, screeching out warnings in danger, and calling out for the souls of the fallen in battle. In Christianity the Rooster is noted for crowing three times after Peter denied Christ. As such, it became a symbol for Christ’s passion. Later, the Rooster would signify the repentance of the saint and religious vigilance as well as resurrection. To this day the Rooster seen on a weathervane is steeped in symbolic meanings that deal with watchful vigilance against evil, as weathervanes are commonly seen atop churches.

Height: 26 1/2″; Width: 9″; Depth: 23 1/2  Materials/Techniques: Brass and iron

C. Mariani Antiques, Restoration & Custom
1301 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103

Rare Silver Crab Boxes

1950s Rare Silver Crab Boxes.

Whimsical, ornate and unusual this set of rare silver crab boxes were made in Spain.

Perfect for a seaside bungalow, the largest crab is 8.5 inches long.




Mantiques Modern
146 West 22nd St.
New York, NY, 10011