Length: 31.5” Depth: 11.5” Height: 12”
Height: 16" to top of shade
Young Woman in Grecian Dress
A gilt and patinated bronze statue, signed on the base and inscribed “Médaille d’Or à l’Exposition des Beaux Arts 1865” and “Acheté par l’État”.
Born in France, Auguste Marie Barreau, was a sculptor active during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français and the Exposition des Beaux Arts of 1865 where he won ...
Length: 27” Width: 18”
Height to rim: 6.5” Diameter: 17.5”
The passage of the Patent Act of 1790 required that every application include a miniature working model of their idea. Over the next 90 years more than 200,000 models were submitted, until lack of storage space and fires finally forced...
Very good condition. Small scratch to lid.
Damage to hinge. Lid does not close entirely. Loss to underside enamel.
These memento boxes were popular at the end of the eighteenth century and frequently given as tokens of friendship and love. Usually oval in shape, but also circular and rectangular, the decoration reflected the popular styles of the day. For example, by the 1790s Neoclassical style swags, doves, hearts, and borders were the most commonly used decoration of the day. This one reads "The Absent Not Forgotten."
Susan Benjamin. En...
Very good condition. Some loss to interior enamel and on the underside.
Height: 10.5” (vase & base)