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  • Fine English Furniture, Silver& Decorative Arts05/25/11Fine Continental Furniture& Decorative Arts 05/26/11Oriental Rugs & Carpets05/27/11

  • Fine English Furniture,Silver & Decorative Arts 05/25/11

    Fine Continental Furniture,& Decorative Arts 05/26/11

    Oriental Rugs & Carpets 05/27/11

    Fine English Furniture,Silver & Decorative ArtsSale 1400 (lots 1-523)Wednesday May 25th at 10am

    Fine Continental Furniture &Decorative ArtsSale 1401 (lots 600-948)Thursday May 26th at 10am

    Oriental Rugs, Carpets & TapestriesSale 1402 (lots 1000-1103)Friday May 27th at 11am

    Exhibitions:Friday May 20th10am to 4:30pm

    Saturday May 21st12 Noon to 5pm

    Sunday May 22ndby appointment

    Monday May 23rd &Tuesday May 24th10am to 4:30pm

    Inquiries:robert waterhousedirect tel: [email protected]

    david walkerdirect tel: [email protected]

    ben fisherdirect tel: [email protected]

    david weiss (Carpets)direct tel: [email protected]

    richard cervantes (Carpets)direct tel: [email protected]

    Catalogue $35

    Bidding:bids departmentnatalie difeliciantoniotel: 267.414.1208fax: [email protected]

    Inside Front Cover: Lot 923 (detail)Inside Back Cover: Lot 713 (detail)

    Samuel T Freeman & Co.1808 Chestnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Telephone: 215.563.9275

    Fax: 215.563.8236

    126 Garrett Street

    Charlottesville, VA 22902

    Telephone: 434.296.4096

    Fax: 434.296.4011

    45 School Street

    Boston, MA 02108

    Telephone: 617.367.3400

    Printing by Brilliant Studio

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    Color images of every lot are

    available at

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    Important Informationfor Buyers


    Buyers Premium

    Sales Tax

    Catalogue Descriptions



    Removal of Purchases

    Shipping and Packing

    All potential buyers must register for the sale prior to placing a bid.Registration information may be submitted in person at our reception desk,by fax or through our website at We will requireproof of identification and residence and may require a credit card and/or abank reference. By registering for the sale, the buyer acknowledges that heor she has read, understood and accepted Freemans Terms and Conditionsof Sale.

    A Buyers Premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payableby the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The Buyers Premium shallbe: 25% on the first $20,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 20% on theportion from $20,001 through $500,000, and 12% on the portion of thehammer price exceeding $500,000.

    All items in the catalogue are subject to the 8% Pennsylvania andPhiladelphia sales tax. Dealers purchasing for resale must register their taxnumbers on current PA forms. Forms should be submitted to our ClientServices office on the second floor.

    All item descriptions, dimensions and estimates are provided for guidanceonly. It is the buyers responsibility to inspect all lots prior to bidding toensure that the condition is to their satisfaction. If potential buyers areunable to inspect lots in person, our specialists will be happy to preparedetailed Condition Reports on individual lots as quickly as possible. Theseare for guidance only, and all lots will be sold as is as per our Terms andConditions of Sale.

    At the sale Registered bidders will be assigned a bidder number and given apaddle for use at the sale. Once the first bid has been placed, theauctioneer asks for higher bids in increments determined by the auctioneer.To place your bid, simply raise your paddle until the auctioneeracknowledges you. The auctioneer will not mistake a random gesture for abid.By phone A limited number of telephone lines are available for bidding byphone through a Freemans representative. Phone lines must be reserved inadvance. Requests must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to thescheduled start of the sale.In writing Bid forms are available in the sale room and at the back of thecatalogue. These should be submitted in person, by mail or by fax no laterthan one hour prior to the scheduled start of the sale. The auctioneer willbid on your behalf up to the limit indicated, but is not responsible for errorsor failure to execute bids.On the internet A fully-illustrated catalogue is available on-line Registered bidders may leave absentee bidsthrough the web site and will receive email confirmation of their bid.Freemans is not responsible for errors or failure to execute bids.

    Lots purchased will not be released until we have received full payment.Payment may be made in cash, by check, money order, or debit card.Payments by check must clear the bank before goods will be released.

    Deliveries will not be made during the time of the sale unless otherwiseindicated by the auctioneer. All items must be paid for and removed byJune 3rd at 3pm. Purchases not so removed may be turned over to alicensed warehouse at the expense and risk of the purchaser.

    Responsibility for packing, shipping and insurance shall be exclusively thatof the purchaser. Upon request, Freemans will provide the purchaser withnames of professional packers and shippers known to us.

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    Fine English Furniture,Silver & Decorative Artssale 1400: lots 1-523Wednesday, May 25th, 2011at 10am

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  • 1 10-1476/6Fine Italian carved walnut and iron mountedcassone17th centuryThe molded rectangular top with a carved edgeabove a paneled frieze centered by a heraldic shieldand flanked by female terms, raised on paw feet.H: 24, W: 65, D: 22 in.$800-1,200

    2 10-1916/2Italian Renaissance revival carved walnutchest on standsome 17th century elementsThe molded rectangular top over two shortdrawers flanking a carved cartouche, overshaped chest of figural carved cupboard doorframed by banks of four short drawers, overbrushing slide to the frieze, raised on foliateand sprig carved columns, terminating ongraduated plinth base.H: 62 1/2, W: 33, D: 15 in.$2,500-3,500

    3 11-1067/44Italian carved wood, gesso, and polychromereliquary bust17th centuryCarved as a bearded male, possibly St Joseph, withelaborately painted robes in gilt and colours, thefinely worked face retaining much of original fleshand hair colour.H: 20 in.$2,000-3,000

    4 11-1163/33Northern European carved oak panel16th/17th century, possibly germanTall rectangular form, carved in mediumrelief showing religious martyrs,mounted in later frame.Panel H: 10, L: 7 in.$400-600

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  • 9 11-1218/15AItalian walnut and ebony parquetry commodeearly 19th centuryThe shaped and molded rectangular top overfour conforming long drawers, raised on plinthbase.H: 35, W: 27 1/2, D: 18 in.$3,000-4,000

    10 11-1218/16ALarge carved walnut gilded and paintedreliquarylate 18th centuryThe scalloped crest over arched doorapplied to show a sunburst, flanked by fauxmarble and ivory tone painted frieze.H: 35, W: 26 in.$1,500-2,000

    8 11-1218/14AMassive Italian walnut refectory tableearly 18th centuryLong rectangular plank top raised on squarebaluster joined base.H: 30, W: 103, D: 29 in.$3,000-5,000

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    5 11-1163/37Good Italian carved walnut side cabinet17th centuryThe narrow molded top of breakfront outline, overtwin short drawers and conforming cupboard doorsflanked by masks and foliate garlands, raised onmolded plinth base.H: 34, W: 35, D: 9 in.provenance:Property of a Pennsylvania Lady.$2,000-3,000

    6 11-1163/54Two French carved and polychromed walnut figures17th centuryTall standing female saints, with flesh tone face, inshadow box. (2).Figure H: 5 in.provenance:Property of a Pennsylvania Lady.Purchased from Bernard Conwell Carlitz, Philadelphia1964$400-600

    7 11-1212/11Continental carved polychrome figure,possibly Joan of Arc18th centuryThe figure depicted standing, wearing along green cloak, breastplate and boots,on octagonal base.H: 19 in.$500-700

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  • 15 11-1163/51Group of four Continental ivorycorpus figures18th century and earlierFragments, all laid down onassociated custom panels.Longest L: 6 in.$600-800

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    14 11-1163/55Large Italian carved and giltwoodwall pricket19th centuryThe crowned eagle surmounted withiron post, grasping ribbon tiedbanner reading PRIVILEGIATO.H: 32 in.$800-1,000

    13 11-1282/10Continental carved wood figure ofSt. Francis of AssisiCarved from a single tree branch,depicting a robed St. Francis with abird.H: 38 in.$500-700

    11 11-8018/1Indo-Portuguese polychrome and parcel gilt carved wood andivory figurevirgin immaculate, 18th centuryCarved to show a crowned Virgin with ivory face, her handsheld in blessing, wearing a wide robe punch decorated andpainted with flowers, above a crescent and cloud swirl, onsemi-circular base.H: 28 in.$2,000-3,000

    12 11-1282/12Set of four Italian ivory mounted religious figures19th centuryStanding sa