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Polygraph Copying Machine by Brunel

Polygraph Copying Machine by Brunel

Considered the first step into the world of modern photocopying, the polygraph machine was among the first widely used devices to successfully produce an exact copy of an original written work. Designed and patented by one of history's greatest innovators, Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, in… Read More »
Man Cave Game Night

Man Cave Game Night

Get ready for the ultimate game night in the Man Cave. Start the night off with an game of billiards on a extraordinary French Gothic Revival Billard Table. Next, try your hand at cards, parcheesi or cribbage at this exquisite Irish Mahogany Dining and Games Table. Not tired yet? It's time… Read More »
The Farcot Clock

The Farcot / Carrier-Belleuse Conical Mystery Clock

This exceptional Farcot conical clock was acquired from a private collector whose family originally purchased the masterpiece at the Great London Exhibition of 1862 for which it was made. Monumental and majestic, the clock was crafted by two of France's most important artisans of the late… Read More »
The Queen of Sheba by Federico Beltrán-Masses

The Queen of Sheba by Federico Beltrán-Masses

La Rena de Saba (The Queen of Sheba) displays the uniquely theatrical and bold style that permeates the distinctive oeuvre of Federico Beltrán-Masses. Simultaneously traditional yet daringly modern, the striking canvases of the Cuban-Spanish master truly defy classification. Highly… Read More »
French Billiard Table - Gothic Revival

French Billiard Table - Gothic Revival

Exceptionally rare and beautifully constructed, this French billiards table is a celebration of the Gothic Revival style and of innovative 19th century design. Architectural in form, this rosewood table is both a decorative and constructive masterpiece. Friezes adorned with detailed… Read More »
Vintage French Foosball Game Table

Vintage French Foosball Game Table

This delightful vintage foosball table is a wonderful and entertaining testament to the French obsession with soccer. The diverting machine is an iconic piece of French popular culture from the mid-20th century, a time when a foosball table could be found in most cafés and bars… Read More »
English Skeleton Clock by Smith & Sons Exhibition-Quality

English Skeleton Clock by Smith & Sons

Touted by famed clock author Derek Roberts to be "one of the finest English skeleton clocks produced" this exceptionally rare and magnificent bronze skeleton clock is a work of true horological mastery. Positively attributed to the firm of John Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell,… Read More »
French Napoleonic Prisoner of War Guillotine Model

French Napoleonic Prisoner of War Guillotine Model

An incredible and extremely rare artifact of world history, this monumental model of a double guillotine was created during the Napoleonic wars by a French prisoner of war. A hand-written letter of ownership, dated 1900, accounts how this model was created by a prisoner from scraps of beef… Read More »
Rare Savoyard Music Box by Polyphon

Rare Savoyard Music Box by Polyphon

This exceptionally rare "Savoyard" automaton disk player by Polyphon Musikwerke is one of only a handful known to exist, and the only one known to be in perfect working condition such as this. When a coin is dropped in the slot, the large terra-cotta organ grinder's hand turns… Read More »
Portrait of Rita de Acosta Lydig by Giovanni Boldini

Portrait of Rita de Acosta Lydig by Giovanni Boldini

Giovanni Boldini 1842-1931 | Italian Ritratto di Rita de Acosta Lydig The Rothschild Boldini Signed and dated "Boldini 1911" (lower right) Oil on canvas Among the most sought after portraitists of his day with a distinctive, instantly recognizable style, Giovanni Boldini… Read More »