Exceptional Rare French Antique Furniture

Suzy and Pierre DelbeeThe Devoted Classicist Blog featured some of the pictures of the furnishings from the Paris Apartment of Suzy and Pierre Delbee in the Christies Auction Catalogue.

A stand-out piece was a red lacquer secretary signed by Francois Rubestuck dating to circa 1766.  The decorative, fragile piece was not usable, however, because of the narrowness of the room (as noted in JANSEN) but placed there as a work of art.

Consider adding gilt ormolu to your furniture.  Here you see the ormolu is  hammered on to the furniture making these pieces incredibly attractive.  The bright gloss lacquer against the ormolu makes these pieces stand out and rich. French furniture has the shape and lines which can carry deep bright glossy colors, so don’t be afraid of choosing a high gloss for your furniture, as it especially looks great on French furniture.  Find some of the best ormolu for your furniture here.  Dressing up your furniture is like putting on a pair of diamond earrings.  Splurge on some exceptional ormolu for your existing furniture.

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A Louis XV period secretaire a abattant, lacquer with ormolu mounts. Stamped F. RUBESTUCK et JME. $39,109.

Here is an almost identical piece to the cabinet above, not related to the auction furnishings of the Delbee’s.  This piece is stamped by Jacques Dubois, 1755 Oak veneered with panels of Chinese lacquer on a ground of Nezuko wood and painted with vernis Martin

A pair of lacquered wooden corner cabinets, “paire d’encoignures”, with ormolu mounts and breche d’Alep marble tops. $26,759.

A gateleg table “Royal”, 1960, of gunmetal steel, gold plating, and black Formica. This model was originally designed for the actress Jacqueline Delubac. $30,875.

Antique dealer Vintage Views Consignment And Consulting is one of the nation’s largest online brokers of antiques, fine and decorative art, luxury goods and collectibles. You can also find their store on other online markets, including VandM, GoAntiques and Trocadero. If you are in the market for high end French Style furnishings and accessories, I would suggest to check out their inventory.


A French Ormolu Mounted Desk by Francois Linke $45,000.000

If you want to look at some really stunning French furniture, look no more than Arte Antiques & Fine Art Gallery on ebay, who are specialists in the antique world, among which to name are Decorative arts, Fine Art, and Furniture. They have been in business for many years and have a obvious passion for high end rare French antiques, many of which you would only see only at auction houses such as Sotherby’s or museums featuring French antiques. Look through their impressive collection of valuable and rare French Styled antiques and gain an eye for some of the more highly sought after French antiques.


An Early 20th Century French Gilt-Bronze Mounted Louis XV Style Two-Tier/Pastry Table. Signed on Bronze clasp. F. Linke Decorated with parquetry cube design on both tiers with four bronze clasps holding the top tier. Standing on four Cabriolet legs with bronze sabots. Dimensions: H: 37.5″ W: 36″


A Very Fine and unusual 19th century French Gilt- Bronze Mounted Vitrine. $12,000.000 Stands on four cabriolet legs in the Louis XV style. Hand Painted on three sides with classical scenes. Gilt bronze mounted with “Rams Head” figurines on both front legs of the vitrine. The shape of the vitrine makes it significantly unusual and hard to find. Dimensions: 70″ H 31″ W 14″ D


A Very Fine 19th Century French Empire Style Mahogany Gilt Bronze Mounted Day Bed. The out-swept sides using bronze swan molded figures. The legs in empire style with winged lion bronze clasps and paw feet . Above a drop in seat and an anthem. US $11,000.00


An attractive pair of 19th century gilt bronze French Sevres style hand painted
vases. US $6,290.00


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