John and Rico's Miscellaneous Antiques from Their Drawing Room.

Marble Items, Folk Art & Miscellaneous Antiques.



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# 7009. An American 'push' sled. Mid-19th century. Wood and metal. Probably made in New England. This sled was meant to hold one or two children. Not meant to hold an adult. Size: handel to tip 49". The seat is 32.5" long and 12" deep and sits 20" off the ground. The runner span is 20.5" at the widest. There are iron runners covering the bottom of the wood runners. Condition: paint loss. There is colored line detailing throughout the sled. Rare to fine a example like this in such good condition. Found in the attic of a Greek-Revival carriage house in Central Connecticut. Price: $1,950.00.

# 7012. An American 19th century eagle push toy. Size: 11" tall to the top of the eagle. The wing span is 23" and the bird is 15" long. The handle is 20" tall. Conditon: original finish. The back left heel of the eagle is missing. The toy functioning as it should and when pushed the wings 'flap.' This piece represents more of a 'folk art' form than an actul toy. Less than half a dozen are documemted; Sothebys sold one in 2019. Price: $950.00.

Offering a Gold Coronation Coach. Modeled after an 18th century Royal Portuguese Coronation Coach, it measures 22 feet in length, 8 feet in width and 12 feet in height and weighs approximately four tons. Commissioned by Ernest Henderson, chairman of the Sheraton Corporation, as a marketing tool, the coach was hand built to exacting specifications by the Tinney family of Newport's famed Belcourt Castle. the highly ornate coach is not only a visual wonder, but a fully functioning carriage accommodating six passengers and two coachmen, lead by a team of four or six drought horses. Price: $175,000.00.

# 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.

# 5626. Pictured is one of a collection of 19 boiserie applique in the 17th century Grinling Gibbons English oak leaf style. There are 12 vertical carvings each is 22.5" tall x 4.5" wide x 2.5" deep. There are 7 swag sections, each is 16" wide x 4" x 2.5" deep. Lime Wood. Each section is finely carved with traces of old paint or white wash. There are pencil notations on the back of several section. Minor losses. The age is at least 19th century, possibly earlier. The oak leaf and acorn was used by the Vanderbilt family as a symbol for strength and growth. From a Newport Rhode Island Estate, used in the drawing room of the home. Price for the collection of 19 pieces is $6,500.00.

# 6093. A Smoker's Box. Circa 1849-59. Black lacquered box with fitted silver smoke related pieces. Size: 26.5 cm long, 18 cm deep and 16.5 cm tall. Condition: scuffs to the outer case; two pieces are missing that would fit into slot openings inside the case; fraying to the cord and tassel. Silver Hallmarks. Probably French. Inquiries.

# 5985. A Grand Tour sewing box. Circa 1800-1829. Tortoise, bone, gold and cut steel. Size: 16.5cm x 10.5cm and 7cm tall. Paper label reads: "Kalvertstraat No 24. Truffino Aine - Jouaillier et Byoutier a Amsterdam" The gold pieces in this box at tested at 18k gold. Originally sold in a gallery in Amsterdam but the item may have been made at a workshop in Berlin or Vienna. There are hallmarks on the gold that we do not recognize and very difficult to photograph. A card came with this box stating: "Helena Funke deNeufville, Emily de Neufville Wynne, Dorthea Wynne Dennison, Sally Dennison Mackay - Emily got this from her sister Madeliane just prior to the outbreak of WWII. Madelaine lived in Berlin. Emily was stopped by customs in Paris as a very similar box belonging to Marie Antoinette had recently been stolen from the Louvre" Condition: 3" of tiny bone striping on the top is missing. Price: $2,875.00.

# 5717. A rare Folk Art carved carriage and horse ensemble. From Oswego New York. Late 19th century. Size: 30" long. Composed of a carriage, driver and a pair of horses. Condition: original and untouched. Signed in pencil under the driver: "Made by Emil Crock for LBI" This item has been in the same family for over 100 years. The leather strapping is deteriorated, the blankets covering the horses was originally purple and has faded to tan. There is a loss to the back of the top hat of the driver and his whip is missing. This is a great example of American folk art by an American Folk Artist. Inquiries.

# 4472. A dated 1830 Portrait Bust. Signed on the bust in large script: "R. Trentanove Fece Roma 1830". Size: 26 1/2" tall and 16" wide. Material: Carrara Marble. Condition: minor edge flakes to the toga; multiple tiny paint splatters to the surface; the sockel was neatly broken into and reglued. Please see detailed images below. This handsome classical portrait bust in typical of the era (1830's). Probably commissioned as a portrait bust by the sitter. In storage in a Newport warehouse since about 1925. Raimondo Trentanove, Italian 1792-1832; Initially a pupil of De Maria and Bartolini, Trentanove worked in Rome in close partnership with Canova. There he was involved in the execution of numerous works in his master's style, including direct copies after Canova, antique sculpture and portrait busts. Amongst the latter there exists a fine marble of Canova himself, now in the Galleria d'arte Moderna, Milan. Another version of the present impressive memorial bust of Napoleon may be found in the Museo del Risorgimento, Faenza. This portrait bust was completed two years before Trentanove's death in 1832. In the exhibition catalogue: " Art and the Empire New York 1825, 1861 " Edited by Catherine Hoover Voorsanger and John K. Howat ( ISBN 0-87099-957-5 ) on page 137 is mentioned: "Also in 1824 the (American) Academy elected as honorary member the Italian Raimondo Trentanove, a favored pupil of Canova . . . an act calculated to emphasize the institution's connections to Europe and to counter criticism of American cultural provincialism." This bust weighs 103 lbs. {It is possible that this may be a portrait bust of Charles Lucien (Carlo) Jules Laurent Bonaparte, 2nd Prince of Canino and Musignano (May 24, 1803 – July 29, 1857) was a French naturalist and ornithologist. He was the son of Lucien Bonaparte and nephew of Emperor Napoleon.} Price: $30,000.00.

( A Trentanove bust of Napoleon sold recently at a Sothebys Auction for just over $53,000.00.

Information from a Sothebys Auction of a portrait bust by Trentanove of George Washington taking place in 2005: LOT 12 PROPERTY FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS RAIMONDO TRENTANOVE (1792-1832) GEORGE WASHINGTON 8,000—12,000 USD Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: $36,000 USD ; measurements height: 22.5 in. alternate measurements (57.2 cm) DESCRIPTION inscribed R. Trentanove. Fece. in Roma. 1824 white marble Executed in 1824. PROVENANCE Commissioned by James Lenox in Rome, 1824

# 3767. A ceramic / pottery / Pedestal. Made between 1890 and 1910. Thickly glazed dull white surface over a solid composition material. Size: app. 42" tall and the top will support an object 9.5" across. Condition: various flakes and glaze crackelature. This is a very heavy stone like pedestal. Probably made for an indoor conservatory or to be used outside. We had this in our garden for a couple of years with the Newport, Rhode Island cold not affecting the integrity of the pedestal. We have seen a turn of the century catalogue from the firm of Liberty of London that pictured similar garden pedestals and this (unmarked) pedestal may be from the firm of Liberty and Company. Difficult (but possible) to ship. Price: $4,500.00.



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