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Every Piece Has a History Every Piece Has a History Portrait of a Woman- $6,000 - $8,000 Antique 19th Century, oil of canvas, Portrait of a Woman. American School, Pennsylvania,, unsigned. In the original period gold gilt frame that measures 43?x 36?? This is a very skillfully rendered portrait of a beautiful young woman in a mourning dress. From the early half of the 19th century c. 1830-1850. 192161679 American Federal Mirror- $2,500 - $3,000 Fine Early 19th C American Federal Architectural Mirror With Eglomise Reverse Painting. Original Backboards, Original Mirror Below, Original Eglomise Panel Glass Above, Original Gold Gilt Decoration. Completely original in untouched condition. American Federal carved and gilt-wood mirror with overhanging cornice and ball decorations above column moldings with barley twist sides and beaded bottom accents with rosette adorned block corners. This Mirror represents an important time in American history when for the first time our young nation was capable of producing a fine mirror instead of having to import large plates of glass. This piece required the skills of multiple artisans: a cabinetmaker, gilder, artist, and glazier. A better mirror, like this one, would have most likely been commissioned for a household of wealth and stature. The elite often presented a bridal couple with a mirror like this. Exceptionally fine condition with original untouched eglomise with virtually no loss, excellent gilt surface with desirable patina and minor wear, original mirrored glass and original backboard. 192161680 Portrait of Cardinal Newman- $3,500 - $4,500 The painting is of Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890). In 1832, he resolved with William Palmer (1803?85), Froude, and A. P. Perceval (1799?1853) to fight for the doctrine of apostolic succession and the integrity of the Prayer Book, and began Tracts for the Times (see Oxford Movement). He was moving slowly towards the Roman Catholic Church, and in 1841 his celebrated Tract XC, on the compatibility of the Articles with Catholic theology, brought the Tractarians under official ban. He joined the Church of Rome in 1845, a move which profoundly shocked many of his fellow Tractarians. This painting was probably done by a relative of Arthur Philip Perceval and is c. 1840-1880 In 1991, Cardinal Newman was proclaimed "Venerable" by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and will be beatified on the 19th of September 2010. This would make Cardinal Newman the first English person who has lived since the 17th century to be declared a saint. 192161681 English Oak Sideboard- #12,500 - $13,500 Important period English Oak sideboard c 1700-1750, �with double board top, original back board and hand grooved plate holder.��Rich English oak with great color and patina, has the usual color variations, stains and blemishes. There are�3�spacious working and locking drawers, an attractive scalloped shaped skirt. Obvious peg constriction, dovetailed drawers and original brass hardware. Purchased at Auction at Christies in London over 25 years ago.�Georgian with Queen Anne front legs on spade foot.�Overall in very good antique condition. This piece is 250 years old so there are a few scratches and age related small cracks but there are no�noticeable�or visible restorations throughout. The visual appearance is very good with desirable age appropriate wear.�Measures 79 inches long, 18 inches deep, 37 inches to its top back splash. 192161682 French Farm Table & Work Benches- $11,500 - $12,500 Large Antique French Farm Table and Two Benches. This table is circa 1815-1840 and is able to seat 8 very comfortably.�This magnificent farm table has a worn polished look with a warm attractive patina of aged natural Walnut. �This table does have skillfully crafted�tenon and mortise construction and bread board top.�It has a small apron of 4" allowing for lots of leg room. The table top sits over four straight tapered legs with a long dovetailed drawer at one end. There are very old worm holes in the ends of the dovetailed drawer, that are natural and not man made, helping us to date and authenticate this table. There are two matching 1815-1840 shaped plank walnut benches, one for each side of the table. One of the best examples of 19th Century French Farm House Tables this appraiser has seen. Purchased in London in a Fine Antique Store specializing in French Antiques. The table measures 79 inches long, 30 1/2 inches wide and 30 inches tall. The benches measure 73 inches long, 6 inches wide and 20 inches tall. Retail Replacement value priced with benches. 192161683 English Corner Cabinet- $2,500 - $3,000 Antique English Corner Cabinet from Cornwall, England. Late Georgian c. 1800, double�molded�panel doors, original hardware and lock, molded sides, scalloped skirt and�dentil-molded cornice.�Painted�interior�with two interior spice drawers and two shelves. The finish and patina are excellent with a few age appropriate cracks to wood. Measuring approx. 48 1/2? tall, 35 1/2? wide, and 18 1/2? deep. 192161684 "Free Fall" by Dominique Boisjoli- $1,800 - $2,000 Abstract Impressionist Acrylic and Gold Leaf Painting on Paper by listed Artist, Dominique Boisjoli, titled Free Fall. Framed in a Museum quality gold gilt frame with gold gilt trimmed mat measuring 21 �"x16 �" and the image area 11"x 6". Boisjoli born in 1955, a painter of international stature, has been painting professionally for more than 25 years and is best known for her abstract, figurative and landscape work accomplished in a vibrant, lyrical expressionistic style. Her palette of jewel like colors are often enhanced with gold leaf. Dominique Boisjoli was born in Montreal, Quebec in an era of great creative explosion. Her artistic talents were recognized at an early age. She began her art studies at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School at the age of ten and shortly afterwards, she began her studies with renowned artist, Alex Bertrand. Later, Denyse Delrue, an art director and coach, took her under her wing for a period of fifteen years, helping manage her career, as well as managing those of the artists Borduas, Riopelle, Pellan and Hurtubise. During this period, Dominique Boisjoli was exploring abstract impressionism, thus refusing more conventional and traditional art styles. After living and studying extensively in Montreal, Boisjoli moved to Austin, Texas for five years where she owned two Galleries. She now lives and creates in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Presently, her inspiration comes from the incredibly rich colors found at any time of the day in New Mexico. 192161685 ?Tropical Projects? by Dominique Boisjoli Abstract Impressionist Acrylic and Gold Leaf Painting on Paper by listed Artist, Dominique Boisjoli, titled ?Tropical Projects?. Framed in a Museum quality gold gilt frame with gold gilt trimmed mat measuring 30"x 30" and the image area 17 �" x 17 �". 192161686