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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Georg Andreas Steinhäuser
Antique Early 19th Century Germany Biedermeier Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Plaster, Wood
This early 19th century mirror was made by Georg Andreas Steinhäuser of Bremen around 1830 for the American market. it is nearly identical to one in the Clark Institute in Williamst...
Steuben
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Art Deco Ashtrays
Felt, Cut Glass
This pair of Steuben glass ashtrays were silvered on the bottom, and backed with black felt to prevent scratching. One ashtray bears the firm’s adhesive label. They come from the mir...
John Torreano
Late 20th Century United States Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Opaline Glass, Wood
One of three unique tables made by the New York artist John Torreano in the mid 1980s, which were then shown in a one-man exhibition at the Hamilton gallery. The painted-wood form is...
Atelier Jean Perzel
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 ...
Antique 1840-1849 Austria Rococo Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Steel
This spectacular, nearly 5-foot tall, mid-19th-century chandelier has a silvered-steel frame dripping with cut-crystal prisms. Not all of them match, giving the chandelier a stylishl...
Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Antique 1830-1839 France Louis Philippe Decorative Bowls
Porcelain, Ormolu
This spectacular sweetmeat or candy dish comes from the Sevrès dinner service made in 1832 for King Louis-Philippe's chateaux of Compiègne and Saint-Cloud. The service was supplied t...
Antique 1890-1899 Victorian Side Tables
Brass, Goatskin, Leather, Cord, Glass, Wood
This charming 19th-century English regimental drum was fitted with a glass top to serve as a table. It bears the painted arms of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers that was formed in 1881, g...
Finnigans Ltd.
Antique 1900-1909 Estonia Edwardian Picture Frames
Onyx, Velvet, Glass, Ormolu, Satinwood
This table-top photo frame was made in the form of a latched country gate around 1910 by Finnigan. Established in Manchester in the 19th century, this luxury-goods maker and retaile...
Maison Jansen
Antique 1900-1909 France Louis XVI Chaise Longues
Wood
This chaise lounge is entirely gilded, and superbly carved with openwork swags and baskets brimming with flowers. The originality of the Louis XVI-inspired form speaks to the creativ...
Toyohara Chikanobu
Antique Late 19th Century Japan Meiji Prints
Paper
This Meiji-period color woodblock by Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912) depicts three elegant female courtiers in traditional dress taking refreshments. This diptych, from the issued tri...
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...
Vintage 1960-1969 United States American Classical Table Lamps
Brass, Glass
This stylish Mid-Century take on a late 19th century oil lamp model was made in ruby glass and golden brass, and is now fitted with a custom, high-gloss black paper shade.

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