How to Set Your Table in High Style
If your dining table is in need of a high-style makeover, this week’s Decorative Arts auction is just the place to look. Elegant crystal and porcelain from the finest European makers are featured in this highly curated collection. You’re destined to find an item or two (or three!) to glam up your home decor.
Stunning in cobalt blue is a set of six champagne flutes by Saint Louis of France. The glasses, which stand over 9 inches high, feature hand-cut “bubbles” on the side.
Murano art glass is well represented in the auction, topped by a tall Dino Martens “Bianca Nera” vase, which was developed in 1954 for Aureliano Toso.
A Murano hand-blown cornucopia designed by Archimede Seguso features bright cranberry glass with gold flecks.
Standing at nearly a foot tall, this Gustave Gillot bronze sculpture of a woman and a fox has the auction’s high estimate at $1,000-$1,500.
A nice selection of beautifully painted plates is in the auction, including an ornate pair of Limoges cabinet plate. One depicts a courting scene while the other depicts a trio of women attending another woman.
A 19th-century hand-painted Sevres plate that pictures a young couple and a monk has an iridescent teal border and scalloped rim decorated in raised floral gilt. It is marked Sevres on the reverse.
Other hand-painted plates in the auction are done by Royal Viena, Dresden and Quimper. Take a look at the full collection and enjoy the high-quality shopping.