Antiques in the Governor's Mansion
Louis XV/XVI transitional style desk made of satinwood, mahogany and kingwood, Marquet gilt bronze mounted bureau cylinder, circa late 19th Century.
The shallow three-quarter galleried marble top is set behind a retracting curved cover with an oval reserve with ribbon-tied musical trophies flanked by parquetry motif, opening to reveal an arrangement of two drawers and shelves above a drawer gilt-tooled leather-inset slide. This rests above a frieze of three drawers, over a kneehole flanked by shallow drawers, on cabriole legs with rocaille C-scroll cartouche chutes, terminating in C-scroll leafy sabots.
Width: 4' 8.25"
Charles C. Curran oil on canvas "Two Women In a Landscape". Signed lower left hand corner and dated 1916. An Impressionist figure, genre, and landscape painter, Charles Curran is known as a prolific artist who created light-filled paintings, often of young women. Curran was born in 1861, in Hartford, Kentucky, but in 1881 moved to Sandusky, Ohio. After studying one year at the Cincinnati School of Design, he began a distinguished career when he moved to New York City in 1882 and enrolled in the National Academy of Design. There he studied under Walter Satterlee. At age 23, he had his first public exhibition at the Academy and won numerous prizes from that time onward. Five years later he received the Academy's Third Hallgarten Prize for A Breezy Day, which was considered the most "meritorious painting in oil".
Rococo style table with elaborate carvings on apron and cabriole legs, with crossed arched stretchers terminating in scrolled feet.