The Dead Matador (1958) by Francis de Erdely P1107


For the Hungarian émigré artist, Francis de Erdely, the figure of the matador had a particular and powerful resonance. He is known to have executed a number of works centered on the bullfighter. One might read this choice of protagonist as a symbolic stand-in for the artist himself who had all his life confronted the ...

17th Century French or Italian Chest of Drawers F1220


The front rippling out in waves presages the later development of bombé furniture that would so mark the 18th century, but this rare piece has its feet firmly in its own century and the early Baroque. It's truly fantastic. Museum quality. In terrific condition. 51" wide x 24" deep x 36" high. Price on request.  

17th Century Italian Chest F1225


From top to bottom, from its gloriously finished lid to its wonderful carvings, wrought iron carrying handles and lion's paw feet, this fabulous chest glows, a testament to the care with which it has been treated and preserved over the years. From the estate of an important Montecito collector. 61" long x 24.5" deep x 26" ...

Basque Peasant Wedding Procession Henry Van Schie 1937 Oil on Canvas P1085


This is an absolutely extraordinary painting. A fascinating mixture of dress and accoutrements are visible, from Victorian (top hat), earlier (flintlock pistols left over from the Peninsular war), even older (traditional peasant costume) to the modern. We know this is the Basque country in Spain by the berets (blue). Each face vivid, unforgettable. There is ...

Monterey Classic Old Wood Draw Bridge drop front Desk on stand F1197


The California furniture movement is personified in this early Monterey Classic piece. Hinged in such a way the the door literally swings down to open Revealing a neat and tidy cubby holes finished in original Red Paint. Thought to be made during the 1929 Period. This is one of 4 old wood pieces that came out ...