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Fine Militaria from The Drawing Room of Newport

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# 3922. Oil on panel, signed: Imre Greguss (front and back), Hungarian, 1856-1910. A study for a mural. Titled: Prince Rakoczi in Transylvania. Fully documented. 9½" X 13½". Greguss specialized in paintings with a military theme and his works hang in the Military Museum in Budapest. Price: $3,850.00.


# 4092. An Imperial Hapsburg World War One docuemnt box. Hand carved wood. Circa 1916. The translation of the carved lettering is: "K & K Military Construction Administration" (The Corps of Engineers). Size: 17.75" x 14.5" x 4.25" > with the carving the box is 5.5" deep. Condition: minor losses to some of the raised carved wood decorations. Key included. Price: $2,500.00.


# 6081. A vintage Telephone: Imperial Era German Telephone: Fernsprechtischapparat OB 05. An impressive German telephone of the WWI era with two crank handles protruding from either side of the metal body. The body has a beautiful large Reichsadler transfer on each side. The body sits atop a wooden base with a corresponding wooden top which is stamped in several places. Impressed (among other notations) is the word Berlin. Several feet of cord is still attached to the base and the phone is complete. There is a small chip on the curved mouthpiece and there is a scratch on one side of the phone marring the transfer. . . .in storage in Newport for over half a century. We have not cleaned this item and do not intend to clean it. Price: $1,500.00.


# ink10. A German Military helmut inkwell. Size: 6cm x 8 cm x 8 cm tall. Condition: one small dent at "11 o'clock using the medal on the front of the cap for reference. Using the double headed eagle, you lift the helmut back to reveal the pottery ink pot. Circa 1900. in Latin on the medal: "Suum Quique" Price: $355.00.


# 5648. A pair of 19th century English 'Dummy Boards'. Representing "The Royal Horse Artillery -1832" and "The 17th Lancers -1832". Size: 40" tall and 20.5" wide. Material painted wood and metal base applications. Condition, without issue. From the estate of a noted Newport, RI interior decorator who purchase these items in London and had them shipped to Newport over 40 years ago. Price: $3,850.00 the pair.


# 6066. A Russian Bronze. circa 1881 (marked). Size: 15" long x 9" wide x 13.5" tall. Weighs 30 lbs. A male figure rides on a galloping horse (all four feet are off the ground). Great movement and detail in this statue. Attributed to Vasily Yakovlevich Grachev. Signed in Cyrillic. Foundry mark for Woerffel Foundry of St. Petersburg. Grachev was a competitor to E. Lanceray. He specialized in equestrian, hunting figures and sleigh sculptures. Original patina. In storage for 75 years. POR.


# 6060. A World War II era hand woven silk and gold metal American patriotic tapestry. Size: 27" wide and 46" tall. Condition: excellent. Comes with original hanging rods. Title: The Developement of 'Old Glory' Probably made in China. The eagle has a glass eye. Sold


# 5973. An early 19th century needlework picture depicting a Colonial soldier resting with two maids in conversation. Size: (frame) is 27.5" x 24" and the oval textile is 14" tall and 18" wide. Condition: no apparent restorations, perhaps a little fading. Not sure if the faces have been replaced, they appear to be paper. Price: $950.00.


# 3922. Oil on panel, signed: Imre Greguss (front and back), Hungarian, 1856-1910. A study for a large panel. Titled: Prince Rakoczi in Transylvania. Fully documented. 9½" X 13½". Greguss specialized in paintings with a military theme and his works hang in the Military Museum in Budapest. Price: $1,500.00.


# 6006 (a) Greek Order of the Redeemer. This order was instituted in 1829 in five classes. It consists of a white-enameled cross resting upon a wreath of oak and laurel enamelled green. The first four classes are in gold, and the fifth class is in silver. We believe that this is a first class order. Size: app. 47mm wide and cross to tip is 74 mm tall. Consition: without issue. Price: SOLD


# 5180. An Austro Hungarian Military Sword / scabbard. Late 19th century. Size: sword blade is 30" long and with the handle it totals 35.25" long. Marked on the sword Weyersberg & Stamm Solingen. Condition: the scabbard has leather loss at the back as shown in the detailed images. The blade appears to be either nickel silver or chrome. There is damascene design on both sides of the blade. There is hand etching on the scabbard and the sword "H-27". The blade has multiple nicks along the edge. Where the blade inserts into the handle: the felt is worn away. The sharkskin handle is intact with no holes and the wire holding the skin is intact and not loose. Price: $1,200.00.


#4482. Serbian Order of The White Eagle. Grand Officers Star and Badge. 2nd Model: 1903-1915. Size of the Star: 83mm x 88 mm. Condition: flake to the white enamel cross in the center. Material: gilt silver. Unmarked. Size of the Badge: 40mm x 88 mm. Condition: apparent repair to the blue enamel ribbon on both sides of the badge. The ribbon may be a replacement and it has been cut. Material: gilt silver. Unmarked. We attribute the maker as Huguenin Freres and Co. {Swiss}. No box and no documents. From a private collection. With the exception of the Order of St. Lazarus, which was worn only by the King, this was Serbia's highest order and was founded by King Milan I on February 22, 1882 as an award for outstanding civil or military merit. It came in five classes. This particular set was awarded for civil merit: there are no crossed swords above the eagle on the badge. SOLD


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