Posts tagged “French”

MAR
23
2015

French "Bombe" Furniture

By mwilcox

Louisbombe

This piece is what's called a “Bombe” chest after it's shape. These pieces were in the Louis XV Style first popular during the mid 1700's, but the style has been reproduced in several periods , the 1890's, the 1920's and again in the 1950's, it...

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FEB
14
2015

M. Gamboge Bronze

By mwilcox

Boge

This antique bronze is a French piece, dating from about 1900, it's stamped Bronze Garanti*, which indicates the piece is solid bronze, but it should be noted such marks are no guarantee of authenticity or age, as there is speculation that the...

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SEP
16
2014

Antique Garniture Clock Set

By mwilcox

Napclock

This antique garniture clock set is a Napoleon III/Sevres style ormolu example, dating from the third quarter of the 19th century. These clock sets are often referred to as “Sevres style,” after the fact that the porcelain inserts are based on...

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AUG
12
2014

Antique Risque Bronze

By mwilcox

Risky

Risqué pieces like this can be found in every period of history, many items date back to antiquity, with examples being found in early tombs and archeological excavations of most world cultural sites. Mass production of them began to appear in...

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