PAIR OF MARIO VILLA PATINATED METAL BARSTOOLSPair of Mario Villa (Nicaraguan/New Orleans, 1953-2021) Patinated Metal "Palm" Barstools, palm splat, arched stretcher, h. 39 1/2 in., w. 16 1/2 in., d. 20 in.
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER AND OPAL TURTLE BROOCH Vintage sterling silver turtle brooch with opals set into black resin, artisan crafted circa 1950s and signed on reverse with partial "T.S" ...?" 1.31" L x .75" W. Brooch tested sterling silver, with brass pin stem.
GROUP OF SILVER JEWELRY INCLUDING OPAL RING, 8 Group of sliver jewelry, comprising of four rings, (one opal and one with turquoise inlay, two pairs of earrings, a key holder and mesh bracelet with magnetic clasp. Marked on two rings "L.B. / TV-221 / 925" with maker's mark and English hallmark. Silver tested on rest of items. Rings size range from: 3 3/4, 4 3/4, 5 1/4 and 5 1/2. Earrings: 0.75"L x 0.56"W, 1.75"L x 1.62"W. Key holder: 1.31"L x 1.18"W. Bracelet: 7.75"L x 0.25"W at widest section. Approx: 1.36 ozt. inclusive.
VINTAGE 14K YELLOW GOLD OPAL FILIGREE RING Vintage 14K yellow gold opal filigree ring, set with six: 6 x 4 mm oval opal stones, marked : "14KT" with maker's mark. Ring measures: 1.12"L x 1.06"W at widest section. Size: 6 3/4. Approx: 7.9 dwt. inclusive.
SANTA MARIA IN VALLICELLA, ROME ITALY ENGRAVING G. Vinc., Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella, located in Rome Italy, engraving, signed in plate lower left, lower center inscribed "Chiesa si S. Maria in Vallicella e Casa dei Preti della Cong. dell' Oratorio / Prospetto dell' Oratorio, Piazza Sforza e Palazzo Cesarini, gia Dataria Apostolica", numbered 157. Image: 9" H x 13" W; frame: 15" H x 19" W.
FINE & RARE ITALIAN ROCOCO GILTWOOD ARMCHAIRS, PR Pair of rare Italian Rococo armchairs (poltrone da parata), the giltwood frames ornately carved with rocaille decoration, the red silk velvet upholstery with gold threading, Genoa, circa 1740. 52.5" H x 31" W x 30" D. Tears to seat upholstery on one chair. Provenance: Ariane Dandois: Sotheby's, New York, 25 October 2007, lot 230 (sold for $40,000), lot 231 (sold for $46,000), or lot 232 (sold for $52,000). Northern Italian armchairs of such grand scale as the present ones are usually called poltrone da parata; similar to the French fauteuils ? la reine, these armchairs were displayed alongside the walls of large salons in important Roman palazzo. Upholstered in silk velvet with gold thread trimmings, the present set relate closely to the ones in Palazzo Ruspoli in the Salone dei Busti. Similar armchairs were part of the collection of the Earl of Rosebery, Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire, sold at Sotheby's, London, lot 129, 15th December 1999. Comparative Literature: Alvar Gonzalez-Palacios, Arredi e Ornamenti alla Corte di Roma, 1560-1795, Milano, 2004, page 197. Goffredo Lizzani, Il Mobile Romano, Milano, 1970, page 7 and page 105, plates 9, 180 and 182. Carlo Pietrangeli, Palazzo Ruspoli, Fondazione Memmo, Roma, 1992, pages 126 and 287. Fabio Benzi, Caroline Vincenti Montanaro, Palaces of Rome, Venice, 1997.
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