Barnebys are excited to announce Pook & Pook's first ever International Furniture and Decorative Arts sale at their gallery in Downingtown, PA which will take place on Saturday, November 15th, 2014. Six hundred lots from England, Scotland, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, China, Japan, Portugal, Finland, Holland, Hungary, Russia, the South Pacific, and the Middle East will be included in the sale.

A spectacular set of eight George III mahogany dining chairs from around 1760 will be featured. Each sports a carved crest and pierced splat over a compass seat with floral embroidered upholstery and cabriole legs that terminate in ball and claw feet. The set is expected to fetch $12,000-15,000.

A French ormolu mounted Boulle desk from the late 19th century is anticipated to bring $1,500-2,500 at auction. André-Charles Boulle (b. 1642) was a famous French cabinetmaker whose skill at inlaying brass and tortoiseshell in his creations led to this form of marquetry named for him.

Pook Fernand Labruyere (French 19th c.), oil on canvas landscape with a river and cows

Two landscape paintings by 19th century French artist Fernand Labruyere are for sale, both with an estimate of $500-1,000 will be going under the gavel.

PookNorth James Northcote (British 1746-1831), oil on canvas portrait of Samuel Prado


An oil on canvas portrait of Samuel Prado, that is both signed and dated by British artist James Northcote, should easily bring its $500-1,000 estimate. Northcote, who was born at Plymouth in 1746, started drawing and painting at a young age. He became a very famous portrait painter throughout London and was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 1787.

Pookchairs Chinese camphorwood dining chairs

Several Chinese pottery figures are also for sale, including several Qing dynasty items.  A very unusual porcelain vase from Japan's Meiji period has multiple applied monkeys around the top and lid and an estimate of $800-1,200. A pair of Chinese export famille rose vases from the 1800's is anticipated to bring $1,500-2,500. An exciting set of Chinese camphorwood dining chairs is expected to bring $2,000-4,000. This set of twelve chairs has descended in the family of the founder of the Shanghai Lumber Company since they were commissioned in the 1930's.

Check all lots here.