19th Century Spanish Peasants Oil On Canvas P1038

Superb, utterly romantic, unsigned, bearing evidence of a long-ago sale through Christie's, and in its original British frame (Newcomb's don't you know old chap), this ferociously charming genre painting of damnably attractive peasants celebrating life among their chalk cave dwellings overlooking, say, Seville, could not be more Victorian. It must have sold immediately before the ...

Life-size Effigy of an Angel or Saint 1860s Mexican M791

Designed to be dressed in different robes according the seasons and festivals, this exquisitely carved and cunningly articulated figure, gessoed and painted with realistic glass eyes, dates from the 1860s and must have seen at least century of use. The arms and hands are movable. The base is restored but the rest is original, some damage ...

Figurative African Chair late 19th–Early 20th Century “Man and Monkey” F1295A SOLD

Chairs such as this one are more than chairs, they function as status stools, even thrones. They are genius interpretations of European models and thus associate themselves with and appropriate the intruders' power. Superb. Acquired from the Bowers Museum. We have three. Astonishing works of art. 34” x 15” x 16”. In many societies of Central Africa, ...

Figurative African Chair late 19th-Early 20th Century “Old Man and Youth” F1295B

This chair is guarded by the twin heads of a youth and a bearded old man. We are are just learning to read these three amazing acquisitions from the Bowers Museum. All of life and its mysteries are here. 34” x 15” x 16”. PRICE ON REQUEST. In many societies of Central Africa, such as the Chokwe and related ...

Figurative African Chair late 19th–Early 20th Century “Two Chieftains” F1295C

This chair is presided over by these two intense figures distinguished by headdresses that are surely badges of rank. Neither resembles the other in any way. All the figures on all three chairs are completely alive and individualized. So glad to have acquired them from the Bowers Museum. 34”h x 15”w x 16”d. Call for Price. In ...

Early California Landscape Oil Painting by Ralph Davidson Miller SOLD P1174

This has the shimmer of the vanished California. Every generation of  native Californian will start a conversation about where they live with "You should have seen it when…" Well, this painting shows you what they mean. What their grandparents meant when they described how it was. And there is a stunning little bonus. The other side ...