Description: "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility, and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love"
King Edward VIII, from his famous abdication speech of 1936.
A lucite box in the shape of heart formerly property of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The heavy heart shaped lucite slider is a relic of one of the most scandalous romances of the 20th Century and property from the Villa Windsor in the Bois de Boulogne, decorated by Maison Jansen and dispersed by Sothebys in the 1990s.
Name: The Human Heart Dish
Wonderful heart shaped pin dish with charming transfer graphics centered around the "Isle of Man" floating in the "Ocean of Love" surrounded by the topography of human emotions. Faith, Charity and Piety unfortunately don't hold much territory.
This antique piece from the 1930's is beautifully detailed and edged in gold (as all hearts should be). It's not priced to sell as we love it a little too much, but, if you stumble upon a similar item while rummaging and shopping, please be sure to grab it.
Early Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. sterling serpent head belt. Amazing scale and quality, this is the largest of the series of sculptural snakes produced by Peretti in the 1970's. The deep grey leather belt loops through the mouth and doubles over in a knot which is held by the fangs of the snake. The modeling and sculptural quality of this piece makes it iconic and special. Originally gilded over sterling, the finish has worn to a bright silver. The buttons which hold the belt to the snake head, however, remain gilt and there are even glass eyes in the sockets. Designed during the period where she accessorized all of Halston's shows. One can as easily see this ornamenting a simple cashmere T shirt dress or coiled on a table as objet. Head: 4" x 2.5", Belt 46". Overall Excellent condition. 1970's USA.
Name: Art Deco “New York” Ring
Unusual art deco ring commemorating New York City. Ships in full mast in NY harbor. 1930's USA. Wonderful scroll work on the sides of ring. Great for men or women. Face .75" x .5". Ring size 9. Excellent condition.
Rare Mondrian inspired shoes by Herbert Levine. Large Pop Art decorated panels of leather turn over the toe on this otherwise sedate pump. The heel is covered in the same blue leather of the design. Vintage size 7B. 1960's USA. Excellent condition.
Oversized sterling heart buckle belt by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany. A thin strap leather strap winds through the spliced heart and holds it in place. This is the largest of the "Heart" series and is no longer in production. With original hallmarks dating to 1979 by Peretti for Tiffany. The original owner has also added a pin fitting for use as a massive brooch. Made during the period where she accessorized all of Halston's shows. Heart 4" x 3". Belt 44". Belt is .75" wide. Excellent condition.
Early Chanel Pendant Brooch by Goossens in signature colors. Stones are set right side up and upside down as is often in jeweled Chanel pieces. Faux citrine, amythest and peridot pastes surround hand made glass pearl cabochon with articulated faux pearl pendant drop. 1960's France.
A chain can be run through pin for use as a pendant. Gilded Bronze. Excellent condition.
2.4" x 2.25"
Classically elegant, iconic and beautifully proportioned T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos chairs with original woven leather strap seats, 1960s, produced by Saridis of Athens. Three available in this LARGE size. Excellent condition.
Chairs are priced per piece, $12,500.00 EACH.
PLEASE CONTACT US IF INTERESTED IN MORE THAN ONE PIECE.36in.Hx25in.Wx31in.D91cmHx64cmWx79cmDSeat height 16.5"
Large rare, bronze arts and crafts clover candlestick by Jessie Preston, Chicago. Retains original patina. Excellent condition. Measures: 15.5" high x 6.5" wide, Early 20th Century, USA. Impressed mark. Excellent condition.15.5in.Hx6.5in.Wx6.5in.D39cmHx17cmWx17cmD
Iconic items whether worth millions, pennies or virtually nothing.