Additional Information: Four wonderfully engraved Adam and Eve scenes featuring
appropriate verses, landscapes, animals and more…all within oval panels centered by
scrolled borders. Oval with brass sides, copper lid and base.
Additional Information: The elongated box with rounded ends displays an unusual
interior scene featuring a string trio, architectural columns…also a vista showing
scrolled railing and urn on plinth; buildings in the distance. The ends of lid ornamented
with scrolled acanthus decoration. The sides display scrolled decoration. On the bottom
a similar view with harpist playing to seated nobleman, similar vista and engraved ends.
Verse translated from Dutch to the best of our ability:
Sobald dein ton das ohr bestreichet wird selbst die grauamkeit erweichet
Music preiß aller freyen Kräfte
die stets mein geist sein labsal nent
ob manches schwächer Hirn gespinste
dir gleich nicht seinen beifal gönt
As soon as your sound has touched the ear
even the cruelty softens
Music press all free forces
which my mind calls its refreshment
whether some weaker brains
do not grant you its approval
Additional Information: The top displays a religious scene flanked by large seated
winged angels within leafy scrolled decoration; border also engraved as are the sides of
box. The base features another religious scene flanked by angels and scrolled leavy
devices within engraved border. Top and bottom with engraved old Dutch verse.
God gaf een gebod en wilde het niet, het werd volbracht en het geschiede niet.
Not so easy to translate it in English but it’s like:
God gave a command because He didn’t want it (can be anything) to happen, the
command was completed, and it wasn’t done.
Paper Mache Snuff Box, Marquis de Lafayette, Round
Probably 1830s, portrait within clouds commemorating his death
Featuring a decoupage print lid celebrating General Lafayette, surmounted by legend, "May a grateful people ever estimate his services". Genal. Lafayette" beneath bust portrait of the general encircled within a wreath of clouds. The base of the box is black. Some losses as depicted on the lid; overall very good. (3.5" in diameter; .75" H) $850
Paper Mache Snuff Box, Louis Antoine, Duke
Some edge abrasion, otherwise fine
(Diameter: 2 7/8") $395
Snuff Box, Lafayette, Die Stamped Medallion, Portrait within Bezel
Mid 19th Century
France - SOLD
Burled walnut, embossed brass foil portrait of Lafayette surmounted by "Homage A Lafayette". (Diameter: 1.75"; H: .75") SOLD
Snuff Box, Pressed Horn, Mourning, Denis Auguste Affre (1793 to 1848)
Priest, professor, appointed Arch Bishop of Paris in 1840; he was not involved in politics as he was dedicated to pastoral endeavors; he was killed during the Insurrection of 1848. He did not heed the warning General Louis Eugene Cavaignac, presenting himself at the entrance to the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, with green branch as sign of peace. He had spoken only a few words, when shots rang-out; the insurgents thinking they were betrayed, opened fire wounding the archbishop who was struck by a stray bullet. He died on 27 June.
The National Assembly of France declared their tremendous sorrow in a decree; a public funeral on 7 July was one of the most moving assemblies of the period. Affre Archev of Paris
Wounded to death on the barricades
June 25, 1848
The good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep
That my blood soitle last pay $475 643-16
Molded top and bottom, engraved tavern scenes flanked by full-length putty.
The engraving is worn, it looks like "Woe Geset" with the other side reading "Wij Trinken
wel" translating to: “Because we sit, we can drink”. We may not be 100% accurate;
language appears to be a German - Northern Dutch dialect.
(Repaired tear to front, working period, doesn’t distract;
(5" x 2.25" x 1.25")
Engraved in Old Dutch “I plough the land en I harrow the land and I don’t ask for wisdom.”
Loosely translated to mean that it was more important that you knew how to live from the land then to be educated; intended as a swipe to educated people of that time (According to a friend in Amsterdam). (7.5 by 3 by 1.25”)
An outstanding cheroot case, "Taylor's Battle the Rio Grande", hand-painted scene of Taylor on horseback reviewing troops. There are three scratches through the arm and background, else fine. (5.5 by 3")
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