R. Louis Bofferding Decorative and Fine Art

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New York, NY

About R. Louis Bofferding Decorative and Fine Art

A former museum curator and contemporary art consultant, Bofferding has been dealing in art and design from the 18th century to the present since 1994. He first gained recognition for reintroducing the high-style 20th-century furniture of Jansen, Baguès, and Syrie Maugham. He has since mounted the first selling exhibitions of John Dickinson and Alessandro Albrizzi, both in collaboration with their estates. Bofferding’s taste encompasses the rarefied – an ancient marble Pompeian head -- the unusual – an Elsie de Wolfe mirrored fireplace – and the important – a monument...Read More

R. Louis Bofferding Decorative and Fine Art

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Offered By R. Louis Bofferding Decorative and Fine Art
Antique Early 19th Century England Regency Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Plaster, Wood
This early 19th century mirror is either English Regency or American Federal. The finely sculpted giltwood and plaster-composition frame is in the form of two cornucopia brimming wit...
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Antique Mid-18th Century France Louis XV Sofas
Satin, Silk, Walnut
The walnut frame of this large, Louis XV-period sofa is unusual for its highly animated form. It is finely carved with flowers, leaves, bound reeds and scrolling vegetal forms. We ha...
Jean-Michel Frank
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Vintage 1930-1939 France Art Deco Decorative Boxes
Metal, Straw, Wood
This large French straw-marquetry box, dating from the 1930s, may have been retailed by the Paris designer Jean-Michel Frank. The interior is lined with thin wood veneer and the top ...
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Antique 1770-1779 England George III Decorative Boxes
Silver, Shagreen
This fine 18th century English box, with two velvet-lined interior compartments, is covered with an extremely fine-grained shagreen, and mounted with sterling silver Rococo mounts.
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Vintage 1920-1929 France Romantic Paintings
Gouache
Great grandson of the famous writer Victor Hugo, the painter Jean Hugo (1894-1984) was in the thick of the Paris art scene between the wars. A member of the avant garde, he was a fri...
Baguès
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Vintage 1950-1959 France Louis XIV Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze, Rock Crystal, Silver Leaf
This pair of whimsical silvered-bronze sconces is strewn with finely carved rock crystal flowers and leaves. The sconces can be compared to the highest level of quality achieved by B...
Baguès
Offered By R. Louis Bofferding Decorative and Fine Art
Vintage 1930-1939 France Art Deco Sunburst Mirrors
Mixed Metal, Mirror
This stylish 1930s sunburst mirrored clock with a mirrored dial was in the Chicago townhouse of Mr. and Mrs. Watson Blair, and subsequently their Palm Beach house. It was probably pu...
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Vintage 1940-1949 Italy Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Glass
The streamlined design of this Murano glass chandelier, which was made circa 1950, is highly unusual, as is the brown hue of the glass.
Unknown
Offered By R. Louis Bofferding Decorative and Fine Art
Antique 18th Century and Earlier England Queen Anne Dry Bars
Brass, Oak, Walnut
A handsome Queen Anne cellaret of sculptural form, which could also serve as a side table. The lid opens, stands vertically, and gives access to an interior fitted with a brass tub f...
Atelier Jean Perzel
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20th Century France Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Glass
Designed circa 1930, these monumental standing lamps of brass and sandblasted glass wash the ceiling with a strong light, and cast a soft light downward through the apertures in the ...
John Torreano
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Late 20th Century United States Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Opaline Glass, Wood
One of three unique tables made by New York artist John Torreano, which was shown in a one-man exhibition at Hamilton gallery in the 1980s. Based on a faceted diamond, the wood base ...
John Dickinson
Offered By R. Louis Bofferding Decorative and Fine Art
Vintage 1970-1979 United States Late Victorian Cabinets
Brass, Wood, Marble
A pair of unique cabinets with white marble tops that were designed by John Dickinson in 1972 for his own San Francisco firehouse. The black-and-white decorations were painted by Dic...

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