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Antique GAVEAU OF PARIS Baby Grand Piano with Walnut Case

Dated to the early 1920s, this baby grand piano by Gaveau of Paris offers a rare piece of musical history to add to the living or music room. Gaveau of Paris was established in Paris in 1847 by Joseph Gabriel Gaveau and was one of the three largest piano makers in France, with pianos still being produced under the Gaveau name to this day. Crafted with a walnut case, this piano is sold as-is and has been recently tuned, adding to its appeal as a still-functional piece of musical instrumentation for the serious pianist or collector. Mounted on casters for ease of movement, this piano includes a matching bench that rests on rounded legs with delicately carved details. A pierced brass plaque on the interior of the case displays the serial number of 68866. A rare and truly exquisite find.  This baby grand piano is amongst hundreds of pieces of decorative furniture that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

Antique Bronze Sculpture of a Kneeling Woman

Late 1800s French bronze sculpture takes the form of a kneeling woman, her somber expression looking upwards as her hands are folded by her chin. This well-cast bronze bears a wonderful patina from age. A contemporary green marble base is square with a bevel. This sculpture is amongst hundreds of antiques that are available at our showroom in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

JOHAN BARTHOLD JONGKIND (1819-1891) Original Oil Nightscape on Panel

Own a piece of art history with this original oil on panel painting by the illustrious Dutch master and frontrunner of Impressionism, Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891). This painting on panel features a moonlit maritime scene that Jongkind is best known for. This painting is considered “nocturnally perfect” with radiating moonlight in a cloudy sky being perfectly reflected in the shimmering waters underneath. The low horizon, deep contrast in color, and loose yet intentional brushstrokes are quintessential to Jongkind’s style. In 1874, Jongkind was extended an invitation to participate in the first exhibition of Impressionist works at the Salon in Paris, but declined. Following the rejection of his painting “Moonlight in Rotterdam” at the 1873 Salon, he refused to participate in such exhibitions again. This exact painting was created in 1874, at that pivotal point in the Impressionist movement and in art history as a whole. This painted panel is framed in an aged gold frame with a paper label on the reverse. Jongkind’s signature and the year 1874 is found in the bottom left corner of the composition. About the Artist: Johan Bathold Jongkind (1819-1891) was a Dutch painter and printmaker who is widely recognized as a forefather of Impressionism. After training at the art academy in The Hague, he moved to Monparnasse, Paris. After studying and working for two years, he was accepted into the Paris Salon exhibition. Despite receiving praise from critics Charles Baudelaire and Emile Zola, he experienced little success that induced depression worsened by alcoholism. Jongkind would continue to struggle with his mental health and dependency issues throughout his life. He returned to Holland for 5 years before going back to Paris, renting a studio and developing a style that would be critical to the consequent Impressionist movement. He met  Eugène BoudinAlfred Sisley, and Claude Monet, and became a mentor to the three young artists. Monet  attributed the “definitive education” of his artistic eye to JongkindJongkind mostly focused on marine landscapes, consistently employing strong contrasts and lively brushwork. Following in Dutch tradition, most of his works feature a low horizon to emphasize the sky. His legacy is strong in both the art market and in museum collections around the world. Although his contemporaries admired his work and style, his distaste for social gatherings and salons may have been what prevented him from coming to the forefront of the Impressionist movement. However, his background contributions were equally as important to him personally and many other young artists.  

Antique Dutch Silver Ornate Mirror Circa 1870s

Antique Dutch mirror circa 1870s has a great medley of design elements including a bust of a woman, flowers, shells, and urns. This arched mirror supports itself with an extending leg and chain. Hallmark located on bottom. This mirror is just one of hundreds of antiques that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.    

Pair of Antique Gilded Bronze Three Light Candelabras

Pair of antique candelabras have stunning luster with a gilded bronze. The three candle cups have hooved supports surrounding a flame-tipped center. Stamped Unis France on underside. Available online only. This pair is one of hundreds of pieces of decor that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

Antique Ornate Lyre Wall Sconce with Crystal Dome

Traditional and delightfully ornate, this wall sconce has a very unusual composition. This early 1900s piece has a metal construction. The form of a lyre is suspended by a metal rope from a wall medallion with finial. Olive branches, tassels, and slivers of red glass decorate the piece. A crystal dome houses a single bulb, activated by a pull chain. This antique piece has been recently rewired and has a standard plug. Available online only. This sconce is just one of hundreds of pieces of lighting that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.