Tag: Country

French Village Scene, Paul Louis Salvan (1877-1962) Beautiful Impressionist Oil Painting

Paul Louis Salvan (1877-1962), French

Oil on Canvas, Size 27cm x 35cm

Offering an early Paul Louis Salvan painting.  He’s a listed French painter and well sought by collectors.  Definitely late 19th century and an early work for the artist.  Impressionistic in painting style and of rural France, which was a favourite of many artists from the period.  The colours are brilliant and the style is fairly loose, with a fine grasp of scale and composition.

The painting is in fantastic condition, with no cracks or surface wear.  The colours are bright and the painting is clean.  The framing is likely original.  The rear of the stretcher has the dimensions, 35cm x27cm and an anchor emblem stamped into the top stretcher.  The frame does show typical wear to the gilt and black paint.

Overall a fine little painting from a known French artist.  A very nice piece!

Offered at $1100.- SOLD

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18th Century Bavarian Pine Armoire

18th Century Bavarian Armoire/Cabinet
Hand constructed in pine
Understated floral motif on door and drawer
5’tall x 37 1/2″wide x 20″deep
The piece was bought in Munich during the 1970s and shipped to the States.  There is a painted detail at the top, showing a marriage date of 1876 and the first letters of the given names of the couple.  The piece is much older than the wedding gift date.  There is a lock plate of the door, in the form of a bird, which dates the armoire/cabinet to the late 18th century.  There is no longer a key available and the door can be kept closed, with a later edition hand carved latch.
Inside, there is shelving and two small hidden drawers at the very top.  The bottom drawer slides freely and deep.
The piece is very solid given it’s age. Much of the peg construction is intact and still holding the piece together.  There were some nails added in the 19th or early 20th century in various discrete places, to add additional support.
There are a few repairs, which are blended in rather nicely around the hinges to the door and at the bottom of the drawer.  Two supports, which act as feet, had been added to the bottom and are hidden by the exterior panels.  They appear to be in a metric size and were probably added before it was imported in the 1970s.
Overall, it’s a very charming rustic piece, with very nice original touches.  The painted areas and character are very understated, which make it a perfect addition to any decor.  I could see it in a country home or equally fitting to a city loft.
    
Offered at $1195.- SOLD

Circa 1850s Amish Primitive Rocking Chair

Primitive Amish Rocking Chair
Circa 1850s
Original stain/colouring
Solid Peg Construction
Hand Carved Pine

Offering a Primitive Amish rocking chair from the mid-19th century.  Completely hand made with many pieces carved with simple tools.  It’s in very solid condition.  Being a Primitive, it does rock slightly to the left and is pleasant to sit in.  The arms happen to be just the right height and the high back is slightly bowed, making it very comfortable.  There is plenty of original wear in the right places.
It was bought from an estate in Indiana.  Most of the farmhouse furnishings were of the same period, with many fine Amish items.  At some point, someone had applied a lacquer over the original finish, in a well done manner.  It does look very fresh, yet has a lovely worn patina.  I’m very fond of the colouring and wear on the arms.
Offered at $350.- SOLD