Oyez! Oyez! Goin’ LIVE! This Saturday! June 18!

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Saturday’s Live Auction at the store is shaping up really swell...                   So here’s the drill. On Friday from 12-5, it’s the Day of the Preview. All the lots will be on display, clearly marked and numbered, and catalogues available. On Saturday we open at 10 for pre-registration. We will be serving free refreshments: food, coffee and wine. ...

Roger Soubie Vintage Travel Poster Dauphiné AP540

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Roger Soubie, 1898 -1984, was an extremely prolific and accomplished French designer who created approximately 2000 movie posters in his career, as well as large numbers of travel posters and commercial advertisements. Price on request. The Dauphiné (/ˌdoʊfiːˈneɪ/ or /ˈdoʊfɪneɪ/; French pronunciation: [dofine]) or Dauphiné Viennois, formerly Dauphiny in English, is a former province in southeastern France, whose area roughly ...

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Theatrical Poster 1880s LA18

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This is it. An original poster of the original stage production. In fantastic condition. Color fresh. In a perfect, slightly eerie, frame. Mounted on Board. Frame 40" x  28", poster 37" x 25"   Price on request. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and was first ...

French World War One Patriotic Poster Banque Nationale de Crédit by Sem LA11

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Captioned, "For the ultimate triumph, subscribe to the Crédit National", its fervent imagery references the great Arch of Triumph in Paris at the head of the Champs Elysées, and conjures a vision of Marianne, France's symbol of revolution, urging her soldiers onward. Sem, the immortal caricaturist of the Belle Epoque, put aside all frivolity for the duration to ...

Monterey Old Wood Library Table F1351

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A rare find. The only squared top I've ever seen. Has the classic River of Life scroll incised around its edge. Perfectly scaled to a house rather than a mansion, at 26" wide x 59" long and 30 1/4" high. Very graceful wrought iron supports complement its understated rusticity. Original finish, some areas of wear in the ...

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

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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 “Old Man and Youth” F1295B

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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 ...

Acme Beer Poster 1935 AP455

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Acme Beer is back! And this poster is from before it went away. We like to think it might have made the Great Depression less depressing. 21" x 27". Price on request Acme was a transplant brewery from Seattle. Not many breweries made it through the 1906 earthquake and fire, and millions of dollars of beer were shipped ...

Charles Putnam Safford Hobo & Engineer Charcoal and Ink on Paper P1130

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A wonderful and multifaceted and socially conscious artist emblematic of a very particular time and place in California, Charles Safford poured his energies into works that range from the satirical, to the realistic, to the abstract. This drawing of railway engineer deep in conversation with a hobo feels entirely autobiographical. The surprise that these two ...

James Korn Spanish Señorita Oil on Canvas 1930 P1111

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There is magic and romance a-plenty in this delicious vision of Iberian womanhood. Unframed 12" x 14". Price on request Born in Braila, Romania on March 21, 1873. Korn studied at the Royal Academy in Munich and then taught in Berlin. By 1907 he had settled in Los Angeles where he was an interior decorator and portrait artist ...

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

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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 ...