Lawyer Partner’s Desk – $1,116.25 -Amazing Silken Mahogany and Walnut finish, leather inlay 3 panel top, six dovetailed drawers, one door for storage, Corinthian columns, skeleton keyed lock with key to cabinet, post 1940s, this piece measures 32” high x 66” wide x 32” deep. . . Lovely roman column carvings accent the corners of the desk. The mahogany has darkened into a full-bodied chestnut brown, rich with patina and soft, even comfortable surfaces. This piece is reminiscent to a style made popular in the late 1800's in France. A view of the piece reveals the incredible craftsmanship. Imagine the artistry and time taken to create such a piece. A robust and completely solid mahogany was chosen for this set for its substantial nature; a quality needed for a monumental piece.
French Louis Philippe Silk Precession Banner – $2,585 - An extraordinary rare and absolutely magnificent French Louis Philippe period circa 1830's silk church religious precession banner. I have seen hundreds of these banners in my life time in Museums. Churches and private collections but none as fine of quality as this one! This banner was made for the "Congrégation des enfans de Marie" or in English “Congregation of the children of Mary” This church is in the South of France out side of Nice France. It was made for the Madonna procession and would hang on display in the church the rest of the year. The banner is made out of a ivory colored silk satin that is hand embroidered by the French Ursuline Nuns in the South of France. The symbols on the banner are based on the "miraculous medal," based on a design received in a vision of the Virgin by St. Catherine Labouré in Paris France 1830. According to the legend, Theresa was directed by Mary to fashion the medal as a symbol of charity. The embroidery is absolutely stunning! Depicting Mary crushing the head of the serpent. She is embroidered in gold & silver threads, beadwork and sequins. The Virgin Mary wears a draped cloak, her hair is long and wavy with twelve gold stars around her head represent the twelve tribes of Israel. Her lovely face, hands and feet are beautifully and masterly hand painted on to canvas with oil paint by a very talented artist. She is standing on the world and crushing the head of the serpent. This is on a silver relief embroidered clouds. Under her a crossed relief of gold thread roses, rose blossoms ending with lilies the symbol of Mary's purity. The bottom of the banner is scalloped with gold wire fringe on the bottom and sides trimmed with gold & silver hand embroidered metallic gimp trim. At the Top of the banner "Congrégation des enfans de Marie" hand embroidered in gold threads, wire & sequins. The back of the banner has twelve stars in a halo over the Virgin Mary's monogram. The twelve stars depicted represent the twelve tribes of Israel. The Rococo monogram symbol consisting of the