AN OTTOMAN RED-GROUND SADDLE-COVER, TURKEY, MID-19TH CENTURY of rectangular form, with a red velvet ground decorated with yellow and silver gilt threads with embroidered and appliqué work, featuring palmettes and floral designs with leafy fronds and sequins throughout, the border with a meandering vine with tulip stems, dark purple silk lining to reverse

AN OTTOMAN RED-GROUND SADDLE-COVER, TURKEY, MID-19TH CENTURY of rectangular form, with a red velvet ground decorated with yellow and silver gilt threads with embroidered and appliqué work, featuring palmettes and floral designs with leafy fronds and sequins throughout, the border with a meandering vine with tulip stems, dark purple silk lining to reverse

House and Garden   Plaster moulds made for copies of magnificent Antique boiserie-carved paneling”

House and Garden Plaster moulds made for copies of magnificent Antique boiserie-carved paneling”

A pair of Italian Baroque polychrome-painted and carved giltwood torchères second half 17th century

A pair of Italian Baroque polychrome-painted and carved giltwood torchères second half 17th century

Nocturnal, 17th century Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 2494  This portable instrument was used to calculate the nighttime hour by measuring the angular distance between the Pole Star and a star, corresponding to the month in the year.

Nocturnal, 17th century Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. 2494 This portable instrument was used to calculate the nighttime hour by measuring the angular distance between the Pole Star and a star, corresponding to the month in the year.

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