Rare Victorian - Alexander Roux, Pottier & Stymus Tables
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Alexander Roux, Pottier & Stymus Tables

0286 1 lg 795786 Alexander Roux, Pottier & Stymus Tables

0286 1 lg 795786 Alexander Roux, Pottier & Stymus TablesUp for auction from the Neal Auction Company is a Walnut Center Table attributed to Alexander Roux. What is interesting are the Jelliff-like Minerva busts and the wolf masques that adorn the legs and skirt. Starting price is $5,000 with expected range of $7,000-$10,000. This is a live auction and it will run on February 3rd at 8 AM PST.

From the listing:
An Important American Rococo Carved Walnut Center Table , mid-19th c., attributed to Alexander Roux, New York, the turtle top with gadrooned molding over a naturalistically carved apron with scrolls, flora and a pair of opposed wolf masques, on cabriole legs with Minerva bust terms, joined by a scrolled X stretcher with fruit basket finial and scroll feet ending in casters, height 28 1/2 in., width 44 in., depth 35 in.0281 3 lg 733261 Alexander Roux, Pottier & Stymus Tables

Also up for auction is a beautiful table attributed to Pottier & Stymus. Be sure to read the image of the handwritten evaluation for condition notes if you plan to bid. Bidding starts at $9,000 and expected range is $14,000 to $18,000.

From the listing:
A Fine American Neo-Grec Inlaid, Ebonized, Porcelain-Mounted, Burlwood and Rosewood Center Table , late 19th c., attributed to Pottier and Stymus, New York, the blocked D end top inset with finely polychrome inlaid grotesques surroundinga representation of Aesop’s fable of “The Fox and the Crane”, and lateral cartouches with avian motifs; conforming skirt inset with “Sevres” plaques of court ladies; the elaborate turned legs joined by an incurvate stretcher with anthemion ends, a reticulated lyre centered by an urn, on stylized bun feet, height 30 in., width 52 in., depth 30 1/2 in

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