Category Archives: French – Continental – European

European Furniture, Art and Collectibles, French, German, Austrian, Spanish etc

Vintage Bohemian Glass Vase with etched scrolling foliage

Vintage Bohemian Glass Vase with etched scrolling foliage. Vintage Bohemian Glass Vase with etched scrolling foliage. From circa 1950.   Bohemia, a part of the Czech Republic (formerly part of Czechoslovakia, formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, originally part of Czech Kingdom or Kingdom of Bohemia), became famous for its beautiful and colourful glass during…

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Vintage Bohemian Crystal Blue Cut to Clear Lidded Jar

Vintage Bohemian Crystal Blue Cut to Clear Lidded Jar. Vintage Bohemian Crystal Blue Cut to Clear Lidded Jar. From circa 1950.   Bohemia, a part of the Czech Republic (formerly part of Czechoslovakia, formerly part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, originally part of Czech Kingdom or Kingdom of Bohemia), became famous for its beautiful and colourful…

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Vintage 1980 Black Forest Style Carved Wooden Pheasant

Vintage 1980 Black Forest Style Carved Wooden Pheasant. Presenting a EXTREMELY RARE Vintage 1980 Black Forest Style Carved Wooden Pheasant. A solid piece of teak carved into a Pheasant, in the style of Black Forest carving from Bavaria in Germany and Switzerland. Marked for copyright ’80. The Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald, pronounced [ˈʃvaʁt͡svalt]) is a large…

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Mid Century Murano Art Glass Bowl

Mid Century Murano Art Glass Bowl. Mid Century Murano Art Glass Bowl PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Mid Century Murano art glass piece………from Murano, Venice, Italy. Curved and scallop lipped candy dish or bowl with red, blue and golden hues.. Circa 1960’s. Heavy and nice size. It had a Murano sticker which has been lost…………… but it…

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Nippon Moriage Porcelain Handpainted and Gilded 2 Handled Vase

Nippon Moriage Porcelain Handpainted and Gilded 2 Handled Vase. Nippon Moriage Porcelain Handpainted and Gilded 2 Handled Vase. PRESENTING a BEAUTIFUL Nippon Moriage Porcelain Handpainted and Gilded 2 Handled Vase from  circa 1910. Beautiful Art Nouveau design with the body of the vase in the baluster form, with a handles on each side. Handpainted floral…

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18C Scandinavian Hand Painted Pine Chest

18C Scandinavian Hand Painted Pine Chest. PRESENTING an ABSOLUTELY STUNNING FIND. This is an 18th Century, pitched pine and GORGEOUSLY hand-painted, Scandinavian Chest or Trunk. Its Country of origin is difficult to say for certain….but….in my opinion it originated in one of the Scandanavian Countries….Sweden or Norway. The ‘glifs’ and style of painting scream ‘Viking’…

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Louis XVI Commode After Jean Henri Reisener

Louis XVI Commode After Jean Henri Reisener. PRESENTING an ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 19th Century Louis XVI Style, Harewood and Kingwood Commode after the model made by Jean Henri Reisener. THE ORIGINAL COMMODE: Commode. Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806). Paris, vers 1785.Fontainebleau. Musée national du château de Fontainebleau. Link: http://www.spectacles-selection.com/archives/expositions/fiche_expo_0_9/18e-aux-sources/18e-aux-sources-du-design.htm OUR COMMODE: We are of the OPINION that our Commode…

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Etched Hurricane Shade Crystal 5 Arm Chandelier

Etched Hurricane Shade Crystal 5 Arm Chandelier. GORGEOUS Vintage Eastern European Crystal Chandelier. Pre-WW2 …. probably from Czechoslovakia/Bohemia. From circa 1935 – 39. Not many of these Chandeliers survived the bombing of WW2…..hence they are VERY RARE and HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER.   Bohemian glass, chiefly referred to as Bohemia crystal, is glass produced in the…

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Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword

Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword Presenting a RARE piece of Militaria, namely a Vintage WWI Era, Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword/Sabre with original scabbard.   This Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword and scabbard is from circa 1900 to 1915. It bears the Imperial German Crown on the profusely engraved blade……representing the Kaiser. The handle is…

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Russian Cossacks in Kiev in 1888

Russian Cossacks in Kiev in 1888 – Illustrated London News. Presenting a part of the Murphy-Proud Collection of RARE 19th Century Illustrations from the original newspapers of the Illustrated London News (ILN). This is probably the only one in the Collection that is not Irish related. This LARGE framed and matted original print depicts Russian Cossacks…

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