We are pleased to present to you the catalogue of our auction 189, dedicated to Antiques and Works of Art: a special auction to be held in two sessions covering an extended set of art pieces of particular quality, rarity and antiquity, including a wide range of Haute Décoration items.
A remarkable pair of Portuguese 18th C. carved, polychrome and gilt wooden large sculptures Candle-Bearing Seraphims illustrates the cover (lot 786).
Several pieces illustrate in a particularly eloquent way the originality, aesthetics and cultural richness of the art pieces which were commissioned since the time of the Portuguese Discoveries from Africa to the Far- East – a crossover between Portuguese art and culture and the art and culture, beliefs, traditions, styles and craftsmanship of India, Ceylon, China or Japan, to name just a few countries with which we closely related to since the 16th century.
Painting – Portuguese and Foreign
DOMINGOS SEQUEIRA - 1768-1837 “Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth, the child Saint John the Baptist and two angels” oil on canvas, signed and dated from Rome (lot 130);
Silver and Jewellery
Furniture – Portuguese and Foreign
A final reference is due to a set of Portuguese and Foreign Ancient Books (lots 400 to 436).
Hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon, with best wishes
Pedro Maria de Alvim Miguel Cabral de Moncada