An important Italian silver torah crown & pair of torah finials, Venice - The crown deeply embossed, chased & pierced with fruit, flowers & scrolled foliage enclosing applied emblems in recesses, including Priest's hat, Ark, Tablets of the Law, censer; the finials with staves chased with shells below spiralling foliage, hexagonal bodies applied with similar emblems...hung with pear-shaped bells, with later Hebrew inscription Nefesh Shalom Association in the year...1870/71.
Very Rare Morgantown, WV Stoneware Canning Jar with with Cobalt Decoration of a Crane on Branch, attributed to the Thompson Pottery, Morgantown, WV, circa 1870, tapered jar with recessed shoulder and flared rim, the front decorated with a brushed folk art design of a crane perched on a tree branch.
Dress, Maison Moris, Paris, no date but I'm guessing 1880s. Two pieces, silk and silk velvet. Draped, ruffled, and pleated, with velvet trimming, recessed buttons, and machine lace. Norwegian Folk Museum
A Monumental Carved Walnut Sideboard in the early 17th century Venetian Baroque manner with a high arched back pediment surmounted by a pair of carousing cherubs above three ornate panels carved with mythical beasts, birds and scrolling foliage each flanked by four grand lion masks. The foliate decoration is echoed on the drawer fronts set above four powerful caryatid figures of Atlas and a pair of cupboards the doors, the recess and the sides of which are carved with detailed strapwork…