Quite delightful oil on canvas portrait of a young girl, perhaps no older than seven or eight years of age, painted by the French artist Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910). Dressed in her Sunday best clothes…
Heart-shaped silver locket by Meyle & Mayer made in Pforzheim, Germany circa 1900. Beautifully enamelled on the face with two snowdrops set against a background that is guilloche enamelled in shades of blue graduating through…
This iconic sculpture by Jean de Roncourt, which is arguably his most admired work, is more usually seen in spelter. However, a much smaller number were cast in bronze and this particular piece is a…
Square columnar glass vase from Legras MontJoye made at their Pantin glassworks around 1910. Primarily of clear glass, smooth on the inside and acid etched on the outer, giving a dappled and frosted appearance. Decorated…
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French Art Nouveau Desk Set*
Rare, complete and quite wonderful French Art Nouveau brass and copper desk set.
Depicting on the flat surface an aquatic scene of herons, flowering waterside plants, water lilies and even a beetle scurrying across the surface.
Two hovering dragonflies positioned at the front form the pen rest, and there are two hexagonal inkwells with ornately shaped glass ink pots and lids at each end, just inside the back corners.
Raised on four claw feet and pure Art Nouveau dating from the late 19th. century. Typically, it is unsigned so we will never know who designed and made it, but it has survived the intervening years very well and is in good condition, commensurate with its age.
The overall width, including the feet, is around 51 cm and the depth 26 cm.