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Monumental Napoleon III bronze twin handled urn on rouge griotte marble pedestal, third quarter 19th century (detail), Sold for $131,000

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Published: 25 May 2015

Décor with Panache | English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts Results

Freeman's 19 May 2015 auction English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts achieved over $1.2 million, in large part due to the success of the continental decorative arts offered. The top lots of the day included a Monumental Napoleon III bronze twin handled urn on rouge griotte Louis-Ernest Barrias (French, 1841-1905), La nature se dévoilant devant la science, Sold for $35,000marble pedestal from the estates of Henry D. and Gloria Paul  which achieved $131,000, a fine and large gilt bronze and fleur de peche marble centerpiece by Robert Freres which achieved $62,500, and a fine bronze entitled ‘La nature se dévoilant devant la science’  after Louis-Ernst Barrias (French, 1841-1905) which achieved $35,000. French furniture from the 19th century also continued to have a strong showing, including a fine Louis XV style bonheur du jour attributed to Joseph-Emmanuel Zweiner sold for $45,000 and a Fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted marquetry inlaid vitrine on stand by Gervais-Maximilien-Eugène Durand which achieved $30,000.

Top Lots 05/19/15

  • Lot 210 - Monumental Napoleon III bronze twin handled urn on rouge griotte marble pedestal, third quarter 19th century, Sold for $131,000
  • Lot 186 - Fine and large gilt bronze and fleur de pecher marble centerpiece, Robert Frères, late 19th century, Sold for $62,500
  • Lot 284 - Fine Louis XV style ormolu mounted kingwood bonheur du jour, early 20th century, attributed to Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, Sold for $45,000
  • Lot 378 - Exceptional Vienna style lustre glazed porcelain urn on pedestal, 19th century, Sold for $37,500
  • Lot 336 - Louis-Ernest Barrias (French, 1841-1905), 'La nature se dévoilant devant la science,' Sold for $35,000
  • Lot 282 - Fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted marquetry inlaid satinwood, mahogany, and kingwood vitrine on stand, late 19th century, Sold for $30,000

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We are currently accepting consignments for our upcoming English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts sale to be held in October 2015. For more information, please contact:

David Walker | 267.414.1216 | dwalker@freemansauction.com

Veronica Renton | 215.940.9826 vrenton@freemansauction.com

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