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Four Friday Finds: Cartier, Carlo Illario Brothers, Shreve and Co

19th century Louis XVI style Austrian Viennese enamel inkwell vesta daybed

Our dealers are constantly looking for intriguing items – which means at any visit, you’ll find unique new treasures: Like vintage jewelry and antique furniture.

Our Friday Finds today:

daybed/Recamier with classical and landscape scenes

A beautiful 19th century Louis XVI style Austrian Viennese enamel inkwell vesta daybed/Recamier with classical and landscape scenes. Each panel depicts a different classical scene, which includes scenes of noble men and noble woman picnicking, talking, and exchanging gifts. On the inside is a landscape panel which depicts a grassy land near a lake with a castle in the background. The frame is a gorgeous hand-engraved gilt bronze, however, it could possibly by silver. Vienna, circa 1880. [Alexander’s Antiques | Galleries #43 & 85 | 212.935.9386 | ]

gold bracelet with horse head by Cartier

Gold diamond and emerald horse bangle bracelet by Cartier [ Joseph Saidian & Sons | Gallery #48 | 212.752.2684 | ]

intricately decorated sterling silver ewer

A fantastic sterling silver ewer by Shreve and co, designed so beautifully in the Adam style. Ornate pierced base with bows and swags. Chased cartouche on body with dimensional lamp in center. Raised acanthus leaves along handle. [ AAA Silver/Nathan Horowitz Antiques | Gallery #91 | 212.755.6320 | ]

Pill box in the shape of a lady bug

Whimsical white, red and black enamel over 18K yellow gold pill box resembling a ladybug by Carlo Illario Brothers. Known for their work with Bulgari, they are expert goldsmiths and applications in enamel. [ Botier Inc. | Gallery #15 | 212.371.2424 | ]


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