John & Rico's
Drawing Room Antiques
152 Spring Street
Newport, RI 02840
Decorative Arts from 1920's - 1990's
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# 6023. A pair of Italian table lamps in the form of palm trees. Stamped and pressed metal, either tin or iron. circa 1950's. From a home in Old Stonington, Ct. Size: the base is 7.5" across - the lamps are 27" tall to the bottom of the shade and 42" tall to the top of the shade finial. Condition: newly re-wired; the gold painted surface is very worn on the top surface, less worn under the palm fronds. These lamps are very sturdy. Re-surfacing the metal would not be difficult. We have seen this form over the years in different colors. SOLD
# 4799. A decorated chest. Circa 1935-40. Painted with classical Italian landscapes / marbelized wood top. Size: 72" long / 18.5" deep and 34.5" tall. Two top drawers / two center doors opening to storage space and two shallow doors (one on either side). The doors lock. Condition: scuffing and chipping to the marbled surface consistent with use and age. SOLD
# 5155. A Majolica Glazed Terra-cotta figural ashtray. 1920's. The image could have been designed to represent a caricature of Josephine Baker. Size: 10" wide x 8.5" tall. The bowl is about 5.5" diameter. The colors are Black, Orange, Yellow and Turquoise; all very Art Deco colors. Though it does not show distinctly, the large beads around the neck of the figure are bright yellow. Marked in the underside (which is unglazed) Komlos Made in Hungary. We have had this figure a couple of times in the past, but they are getting more difficult to find. Condition: a base edge flake about the size of a thumbnail in the front which has been glued back on. SOLD
# 5026. We have a matched set of four (4) Art Deco chandeliers. Size: 33" tall and 16" wide at the widest. The glass shades are app. 10" across and 17" tall. Country of origin: unknown. Age: circa 1935. Material: nickel plated iron and glass. Condition: minor rust to the metalwork: with careful attention, the metal can be restored / the glass shades are in excellent condition with no cracks. These chandeliers probably had a commercial application in either a movie palace a restaurant or department building. It is unusual to be able to offer four identical examples. These fixtures have been rewired using the original light sockets. Price for each light is: $850.00. Sold as a collection or separately.There is only one of these lights available now
# 4539. Saint Sebastian . . . has been represented in art since around 550 CE. - my Sebastian is a torso which is 20.5" tall and 19" across. The pedestal is 10.25" tall and is an equilateral triangle - 21" on each side. The figure sits on a mirrored top. Two arrows pierce the torso. Composed of hundreds of clear 19th century crystals with two red crystals under the insertion point of the two arrows. The arrows pierce through the figure. A light source mounted inside the pedestal is an LED programmable light which has the ability of changing to 15 different colors and is operated by a remote control. In a dark room, this figure is mesmerizing. Price: $3,500.00.
# 5440. Crystal Minotaur. In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, "part man and part bull". Sculpture - wood, glass mirror, crystal, electronic light source. This leaded crystal sculpture sits on top of a mirror covered wood platform. A series of 4 led lights are mounted inside the sculpture and slowly cycle through a variety of colors. A programmable remote control can alter the speed and color of the lights. Size of the mirrored box is 18.5" x 24.5" x 5.5" and the crystal Minotaur figure is 16" x 13" x16" tall. Price: SOLD
# 4865. A bronze head of "Pan". Signed N. Dimitrieff and dated 1937. Size: 11" tall. Very heavy cast bronze weighing 14lbs. Marked: Roman Bronze Works. (The following is the only other reference we can find about this artist: Dimitrieff, N. V., sculptor. Bedi-Rassy Art Foundry, founder. Title: Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), (sculpture). Dates: 1941. Dedicated 1949. Medium: Statue: bronze, painted black; Base: granite. Dimensions: Statue: approx. 4 x 3 x 3 ft.; Base: approx. 6 x 5 x 5 ft. Inscription: N. V. Dimitrieff/1941 BEDI-RASSY FOUNDRY N.Y.C. (On front of base, raised:) PUSHKIN/1799 - 1837 signed Founder's mark appears. Description: A waist-length portrait of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, wearing long sideburns and dressed in traditional 19th century gentleman's clothes, including a cape which hangs over his proper right shoulder and flows around his back to his proper left side. He holds a scrolled paper with text inscribed into it in his proper left hand. His proper right hand is raised up to his chest. The portrait is painted black and is installed on top of a tapered stone base. Scroll Object Type: Outdoor Sculpture -- New Jersey -- Cassville Sculpture Owner: Administered by Jackson Township, Department of Public Works, Jackson Township, New Jersey 08527 Located Pushkin Park, Rova Farm, Intersection of Route 571 & Perrineville Road, Cassville, New Jersey Remarks: Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, 1799-1837, a poet and dramatist, introduced Romanticism into Russian literature. The monument was erected on the 150th anniversary of Pushkin's birth. Repository: Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 Control Number: IAS NJ000261) Price $9,500.00.
# 5438. Sculpture: Excalibur. Sitting atop a white glazed surface is a rock of crystals with a glass sword piercing the rock waiting for "The King" to remove it. Size of the base: 17.5" x 16" x 8.25"; including the crystal mountain the sculpture is 16.5" tall. The crystal mountain is 10" x 9" tall. Material: wood, soldered crystals and a LED Lamp. The surface of the pedestal box is textured. This sculpture has a LED variable light source located in the box under the mountain that can emit 15 different colors. This sculpture comes with an extra bulb and extra remote control. The colors are vibrant changing from blue to purple to violet to aqua to green to yellow to orange to red, etc. . The chosen setting is a gradual shift from one color to the other. This sculpture runs from a standard 110 V outlet. The light source uses little electricity. This is a one of a kind sculpture. Price: $1,000.00.
RB-57. Pencil on paper. Portrait titled: "For John From Richard 1968" Size 18" x 24". Richard Banks lived in Newport, New York City and Palm Beach. His works hang in private collections and museums. SOLD.
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