Author Archives: Nevan O Shaughnessy

Pair of Oriental Gump Fish Bowls on French Walnut Jardinieres

PRESENTING A STUNNING Pair of Oriental Fish Bowls made for Gumps of San Francisco on solid handcarved, floral, French Walnut Jardinieres. The fish bowls are probably mid 20th Century and are fully marked. Chinese export specifically for ‘Gumps’. Both Fish Bowls are matching with profuse floral, bird and fish decorations. The bowls are highly collectible…

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Franco Prussian War Oil on Board by G. Thorsbaek 1897

PRESENTING a HISTORICAL and UNIQUE depiction of a Battle during the Franco-Prussian War by G. Thorsbaek 1897. Signed and dated by the artist on the bottom right. This ORIGINAL oil on board is in it’s original frame and depicts Prussian Cavalry charging French Artillery positions during the France-Prussian War of 1870. Although painted some 27…

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Early 19C T. Dodd & Sons London Harp

PRESENTING A GORGEOUS early 19th Century Harp by Thomas Dodd & Sons of 3 Berners Street, London from circa 1820-30. STUNNING Neo-classical gilt mounts and inlay to head and base. Made of satinwood with gilt stringing. Solid brass to the stringing plate. Fully marked an engraved for the maker on the brass plate : “T.…

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19C Louis XVI Style Cabinet in the Manner of Grohe Freres

19C Louis XVI Style Cabinet in the Manner of Grohe Freres PRESENTING a GORGEOUS late 19th Century French Louis XVI STyle Cabinet in the Manner of Grohe Freres or Linke. From circa 1880. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Ormolu mounts. The detail and condition of the mounts are stunning. The side mounts have a neo-classical ladies head with…

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French Bergiere Chair by Theodore Alexander

French Bergiere Chair by Theodore Alexander PRESENTING an BEAUTIFUL 20th Century French Cane Backed Bergiere Chair by Theodore Alexander of NY. Firstly, in this industry there are 4 categories:- (1) Original period antiques, (2) “Fakes” which are made to deceive, (3) ‘Reproductions’ which are not intended to deceive but copies of original designs to make…

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The Tsar Desk Replica by Theodore Alexander

The Tsar Desk Replica by Theodore Alexander PRESENTING an ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS 20th Century Replica of ‘The Tsar Desk’ from the Gianni Versace Collection by Theodore Alexander of NY. Firstly, in this industry there are 4 categories:- (1) Original period antiques, (2) “Fakes” which are made to deceive, (3) ‘Reproductions’ which are not intended to deceive…

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Bayonet for American M1 1943 WWII by American Fork and Hoe (AFH), Geneva, OH

Bayonet for American M1 1943 WWII by American Fork and Hoe (AFH), Geneva, OH. PRESENTING a RARE American Marine Bayonet from circa 1943-44 … Pacific Campaign in World War 2. Made for the standard issue M1 Machine Gun for US Marines. Stamped and marked: “A.F.H. 1943”. It also has the mark for the ‘US’ and…

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Japanese WW2 Katana Dagger with Ray Skin Handle

Japanese WW2 Katana Dagger with Ray Skin Handle. PRESENTING a RARE Japanese piece from circa 1944 … Pacific Campaign in World War 2. This consists of a ray skin handled katana dagger with steel blade in it’s original wooden scabbard. This dagger is from a Private Estate in Dallas Texas and was kept by the…

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19C Tongzhi Dynasty Stackable Bowls with lid

19C Tongzhi Dynasty Stackable Bowls with lid. PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Chinese piece from circa 1860 … the Reign of Emperor Tongzhi. This consists of 4 stackable bowls each with hand-painted bird and floral scenes and a Chinese poem. The bottom bowl is marked for the Tongzhi Emperor and the top bowl is lidded with a…

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Monumental Still Life Oil on Canvas of Fruit by M. Picot

Monumental Still Life Oil on Canvas of Fruit by M. Picot. PRESENTING a GORGEOUS 20th Century ORIGINAL MONUMENTALLY LARGE oil on canvas by M. Picot. This is a BEAUTIFUL still life painting of fruit in classical style. Continental School. The scene depicts grapes on the vine, peaches, squash, plums, pineapples and flowers on draped or…

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