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Auction Preview: Fine Art and Antiques at Simpson Galleries, Houston, Jul 22

After Valentino Panciera Besarel (Italian 1829-1902) An Exceptional Pair Of Antique Carved Walnut Figural Sculptures, Representing Hunting And Fishing, Probably French, Second Half 19th Century, each carved as a fisherman or hunter in Renaissance style attire detailed with hunting and fishing accoutrements, as well as game animals or fish of the sea, incorporating a shaped circular base, raised on rectangular carved wood pedestals with canted corners above paneled sides on conforming plinths, the hunter height: 47 1/2"; the fisherman height: 54 1/2". Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000
(Courtesy: Simpson Galleries)

What: Fine Art and Antiques

Where: Simpson Galleries, 6116 Skyline Drive Suite 1 Houston, TX 77057

When: Jul 22, 2018, 09.30 am

Top lots of the sale:

- After Valentino Panciera Besarel (Italian 1829-1902) An Exceptional Pair Of Antique Carved Walnut Figural Sculptures, Representing Hunting And Fishing, Probably French, Second Half 19th Century, each carved as a fisherman or hunter in Renaissance style attire detailed with hunting and fishing accoutrements, as well as game animals or fish of the sea, incorporating a shaped circular base, raised on rectangular carved wood pedestals with canted corners above paneled sides on conforming plinths, the hunter height: 47 1/2"; the fisherman height: 54 1/2". Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

- A Belle Epoque Louis Xv Style Bronze Dore Mounted Inlaid Kingwood, Bois Satine, Brazilian Rosewood, Curly Black Walnut And Bird's Eye Maple Semi-Concert Grand Piano, Circa 1911-1920, With An Erard Movement, The Case Probably Designed By Francois Linke, And The Mount Designs Likely By Leon Message, Paris, France, the lid is fitted with a smooth molded gilt bronze edge encasing a central sunburst rosewood inlay surrounded by a kingwood and bois satine interlocking. Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

- Titian Ramsay Peale (American 1799-1885) A Painting, "Metamorphosis of the Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio Glaucus) with American Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron Tulipifera) Leaves," ink and watercolor on cream wove paper, dated 1876 and signed at center, "TR Peale." 12" x 10". Estimate: $12,000 - $16,000

- A Platinum And Diamond Wedding Set, set with one round diamond with an approximate weight of 2.65 Cts., Color L/M, Clarity VS1-2, twenty round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00ct, and eight baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 0.75 Cts., Color G/H/I, Clarity VS1 - SI1. Total approximate weight: 13.4 grams. Estimate: $12,500 - $15,000

- Raffaele Limauro (Italian 1884-1946) A Painting, "Along the Pathway," oil on linen, signed L/R. 35 1/2" x 39 1/4" Note: "A nostalgic painter, "identifiable for his romantically decorative note," written by Alfredo Schettini. Estimate: $8,000 - $15,000

- After Michel Claude Clodion (French 1738-1814) A Pair Of Louis XV/XVI Style Bacchanalian Theme Gilt Brass And Patinated Bronze Two-Light Candelabra, Late 19th/Early 20th Century, Probably France, the everted rim leaf and berry encrusted tapered candle cups over leafy bobeches on swirling leaf and berry form arms held by an "Enfant de Bacchus" and "Jeune Faune au Hibou," on tree stump bases, raised on mottled black granite pillars, terminating in circular bead decorated socles, over cross form stepped plinths. Height: 25 1/4" Diameter: 10 1/2". Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

- An Antique Persian Bakhtiari Carpet, the midnight blue field containing flower filled bouquets amongst a profusion of foliate scrolls and stylized flower heads, within a conforming border. 11' 6" x 26'. Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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