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Soniat House Antiques Furniture

About Soniat House Antiques
After having furnished a hotel and multiple private residences, Rodney and Frances Smith's love of antique acquisition has never abated. In 1996 they opened Soniat House Antiques Gallery within their hotel, Soniat House. A handpicked collection of 18th, 19th, and 20th Century French, English, and Italian furniture, light fixtures, and decorative objects are offered. Mid-Century Modern is a period Mr. Smith is currently enjoying exploring. An early member of 1st Dibs, Mr. Smith enjoys working personally with members of the trade as well as private collectors. He also enjoys working with his own hotel guests.
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"Pair" of Painted Bergère
Located in New Orleans, LA
Painted with gilt accents. Splendid as a pair, note that the carvings do not match. Sizes are nearly identical, varying less than an inch in H, W, and D.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Directoire Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Giltwood

Dramatic Pair of Trompe L'Oeil Columns, 20th Century, France
Located in New Orleans, LA
Very tall pair of theater columns. The trompe l'oeil Ionic fluted columns are from Avignon.
Category

Early 20th Century French Pedestals and Columns

Materials

Wood

Painted Louis XVI Commode, 18th Century, France
Located in New Orleans, LA
A two-drawer chest on tapered legs, this painted commode with original paint and hardware is from the period of Louis XVI.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Gustavian Period Table with Faux Marble-Top, 18th Century
Located in New Orleans, LA
Late 1700s Gustavian style table with faux marble top - beautifully carved, lovely color, and great scale.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Early 19th Century Trumeau Mirror, Origin of France
Located in New Orleans, LA
A finely painted naïve landscape with castle, a stone bridge over a small river with 2 figures in the foreground, a woman riding a donkey and a man walking on the road. Original merc...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Trumeau Mirrors

Materials

Canvas, Mercury Glass

18th Century Louis XVI Piedmontese Canape
Located in New Orleans, LA
Impressive in size and form, the walnut canape has an ochre glaze. Newly upholstered in white linen. Lovely carved detail on sides and back. The upholstered back and sides are easily...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Canapes

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Pair of 17th Century Leather and Walnut Side Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of 17th century leather and walnut side chairs in the Classic style. Upholstered in age appropriate leather with brass nail heads.
Category

Antique 17th Century French Side Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Early 18th Century Regence Trumeau
Located in New Orleans, LA
Early 18th century Regence painted and giltwood trumeau with mercury glass. Scene depicting town on river with bridge and building.
Category

Antique Early 18th Century French Régence Trumeau Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Murano Glass Chandelier, 20th Century
Located in New Orleans, LA
A 20th century Murano glass chandelier with six sconces. Each is finished with a crosshatched pattern and the arms are twisted. It is electrified and ready to be installed. This woul...
Category

20th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Murano Glass

Portrait of a Boy, French, circa 1830
Located in New Orleans, LA
An oil on canvas portrait of a boy painted in France during the 1830s. Measures: 18.5 x 15.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Paintings

Materials

Paint

Plaster Cherub Face, French, Late 19th Century
Located in New Orleans, LA
A plaster sculpted head of a cherub created during the late 19th century.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Busts

Materials

Plaster

Mercury Glass Mirror, French
Located in New Orleans, LA
An original mercury glass mirror set into a painted wood frame featuring scroll work and leaf motifs. This piece would be lovely on a mantel (fireplace) piece or a shelf in an elegan...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors

Materials

Mercury Glass

Pair of Pierced Enamel Lamp Bases
Located in New Orleans, LA
An exquisite pair of pierced enamel lamp bases with floral motifs climbing up the sides in excellent condition, dating to the mid-20th century. Each bloom is linked by climbing vines...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Enamel

French Walnut Lamp with Brass Hardware and an Oval Shade, circa 1970
Located in New Orleans, LA
A polished walnut lamp base with brass hardware, circa 1970. The shape is an elongated octagon and the lamp shade is oval. The shade and base are purchased as a set.
Category

20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Neoclassical Revialist Chairs, circa 1940
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of Neoclassical Revivalist chairs, circa 1940 after the tastes of Napoleon Bonaparte. The legs are simply done and the backs are finished with a classic X crossing. The cushio...
Category

20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Chairs

Materials

Satin, Fruitwood

Directoire Mercury Glass Mirror with Original Gilding, French, 19th century
Located in New Orleans, LA
A 19th century French Directoire mirror with some original gilded accenting. The frame is carved, highlighting the gilding and the mercury glass.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Wall Mirrors

Materials

Mercury Glass, Giltwood

Early 20th Century French Occasional Table with Velvet Top
Located in New Orleans, LA
Delicate, playful occasional table of 17th century French origin. The base is ebonized fruitwood, turned and shaped, crossing in a Classic X-joint at the bottom. The top is finishe...
Category

Early 20th Century French Baroque Tables

Materials

Velvet, Fruitwood

French Neoclassical Plaster Bust of a Man with Illuminating Up light, circa 1970
Located in New Orleans, LA
1970s neoclassical revivalist lamp made of plaster. The base is the bust of a young man in the French Neoclassical style. The light is set into its mount to illuminate the bust from ...
Category

20th Century French Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps

Materials

Plaster

Late 19th Century French Century Oak Wine Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
A beautiful turn of the century French oak wine table with a painted canvas cover. The cover features a graphic of a sun centered inside radiating rings of light. The occasional tabl...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Serving Tables

Materials

Oak, Canvas

1950s Penquay Parchment Commode
Located in New Orleans, LA
1950s Penquay commode with parchment panels on the top and the front of the three drawers. Drawers finished with brass flat-topped knobs.
Category

Vintage 1950s European Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood, Parchment Paper

Pair of Lacquered Table Lamps after Design by Jean Claude Mahey
Located in New Orleans, LA
Two table lamps with rectangular lacquered bases and bronze mounts after the design of Jean Claude Mahey, produced in the 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Limestone Nautilus Shell Table Lamps, 20th century
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of nautilus shell lamp bases created in limestone, finished with two silk rectangular shades dating from the early-20th century. The lamps are in good condition, and the shade...
Category

20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Limestone

Pair of Carved Fruit Bowls
Located in New Orleans, LA
Two carved and silvered Bacchanalian wooden bowls of fruit on wooden pedestals.
Category

Antique 19th Century Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Three-Door Painted Cupboard
Located in New Orleans, LA
A painted French country cupboard with double doors and a matching single door on the right. The cornice is separate and the hardware is original, with the original key, 19th century.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Cupboards

Materials

Wood

19th Century Pagoda Shaped Bed Corona
Located in New Orleans, LA
The 19th century French carved, painted and gilded corona in the Japonisme style reflects the oriental influence during the late 19th century.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Bed Coronas

Materials

Wood, Wood, Wood

19th Century French Monumental Pyre Engraved Framed Mirror
Located in New Orleans, LA
19th century French monumental mirror, Pyro gravure frame. The vine design burned into the wood frame is typical of the period. The replacement mirror is mercury glass.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Empire Revival Wall Mirrors

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Small Leather Topped Desk
Located in New Orleans, LA
An 18th century French painted three-drawer desk. It has a leather top and two doors. The knee hole is very small, as in the period one sat sideways with only the right knee under th...
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Desks

Materials

Wood

17th Century Carved Wood and Polychrome Angel Bracket
Located in New Orleans, LA
A 17th century carved wood and polychrome angel bracket.
Category

Antique 17th Century French Wall Brackets

Materials

Wood

Late 19th Century Chinese Parchment Trunk
Located in New Orleans, LA
Chinese parchment trunk with red lacquered interior.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Blanket Chests

Materials

Iron

Miniature Louis XV Mirrors Mounted on Bronze Bases and with Picture Lights
Located in New Orleans, LA
Miniature Louis XV mirrors are mounted on bronze bases and fitted with bronze picture lights.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

19th Century Table with Marble and Mosaic Top, Iron Base
Located in New Orleans, LA
Center circular marble from 100 BC with mosaic field, marble edges on iron base made in Assisi in 1880
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Tables

Materials

Marble, Iron

Pair of 19th Century Belgian Carved Wood Decorative Grills with Gilded Details
Located in New Orleans, LA
The delicate decorative grills are carved wood with gilded finials and other details. The dimensional baskets are filled with carved and gilded flowers.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Belgian Rococo Revival Doors and Gates

Materials

Giltwood, Wood

Pair of 1940s Murano Glass Sconces
Located in New Orleans, LA
The scalloped shell shaped Murano glass sconces have an iridescent pearl glaze with gold leaf fused into glass. They are set off by brass mounts and provide a golden glow when lighte...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Gold Leaf, Brass

Pair of 1950s Circular Oxidized Aluminum Mirrors by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in New Orleans, LA
This pair of 20th century oxidized aluminum mirrors are by Stilnovo and are lighted from behind to illuminate the frames. Stilnovo was founded in 1946, and worked with the leading It...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Aluminum

Giltwood and Crystal Two-Light Girandole
Located in New Orleans, LA
This warm and richly patinated giltwood and crystal electrified girandole, circa 1895, will add a beauty to any room. A lovely example of fin de Siecle style, it is electrified.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Candle Holders

Materials

Crystal

Pair of 1960s Fibre de Verre Shell Shaped Lamps
Located in New Orleans, LA
Unusual shell shaped pair of lamps from the 1960s made of fiberglass, French.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Fiberglass

20th Century Painting of Port Nazairie by M. Colloivinic
By M. Colloivinic
Located in New Orleans, LA
Signed on the reverse M. Colloivinic Dec '53, this oil on board painting is of Saint-Nazaire. Saint-Nazaire is a Community on the Loire-Atlantic department in western France, in trad...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint, Wood

Gilt Bronze Candlestick by Pierre Casenove, circa 1980
By Pierre Casenove
Located in New Orleans, LA
A gorgeous sculpted gilt bronze candlestick by famous French artist, Pierre Casanove. Influenced by famed bronzers such as Giacometti, Casanove once worked for Nicolas Deuael and Phi...
Category

Vintage 1980s French Candlesticks

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Burled Wood and Ebony Mid-Century Mirrors, circa 1970
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of French mirrors, burled and ebonized wood frames, circa 1969. The glass and frames are in excellent condition, retain their striking luster. 35 inches wide by 46 inches hig...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Wood, Burl

Aldo Tura Lacquered Goatskin Sideboard, circa 1970
By Aldo Tura
Located in New Orleans, LA
Lacquered goatskin sideboard on brass base, designed by Aldo Tura, circa 1970. Glass shelves.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Brass

Turn of the Century Butler's Tray
Located in New Orleans, LA
Butler's tray, French, circa 1900. Wood with ebonized trim. Tray is 19 inches by 27 inches with brass medallion in center, set on turned, ebonized trestle legs. Will fold for storage.
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Wood

Figieri Bronze Doré Mirror, circa 1960
Located in New Orleans, LA
A striking Mid-Century Modern Italian mirror designed by Frigieri, circa 1960. With flowing patterning displaying Japanese influence, it is a bronze doré cast. The lines mimic natu...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Bronze

Set of Classic Garden Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of six garden chairs. Classic design of canvas seat and back on wood and metal frames. Cushions are separate. French, circa 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Chairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of 18th Century French Faux Marble Columns with Gilded Capitals and Base
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair faux marble columns with gilded capitals and base
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Pedestals and Columns

Materials

Wood

Pair of Late 19th Century Gilded Columns Made into Lamps Set on Steel Bases
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of gilded wood columns (probably decorative furniture elements) made into lamps set on steel bases, illuminated with adjustable picture lights
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Pair of 1930s Bagues Zinc Sconces
Located in New Orleans, LA
Graceful and elegant pair of 1930's three light zinc sconces painted white from the Bagues workroom in France.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Zinc

Pair of Venetian Sconces, circa 1800
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of exquisite Venetian sconces formed with cartouche shaped mirrored back, outlined with glass beads, three iron arms lined with glass beads and linked with crystal swags and dro...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Italian Rococo Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal

19th Century Italian Giltwood Brackets
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of brackets with carved and giltwood swags, original mirrors and faux marbre wood tops, 19th century, Italian.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Wall Brackets

Materials

Mirror, Wood, Wood

Early 20th Century Gustavian Style Painted Daybed
Located in New Orleans, LA
A Swedish painted daybed with brass accents in the Gustavian style.
Category

Early 20th Century Swedish Gustavian Daybeds

Materials

Brass

Pair of 19th Century Italian Plinths
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of 19th century Italian painted plinths with faux bas relief motifs and giltwood accents. They are actually cabinets with one interior shelf. Original hardware and keys.
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Pedestals and Columns

Materials

Giltwood, Wood

20th Century Georgian Style Pine Pedestal with Column
Located in New Orleans, LA
A Georgian style pine pedestal with column. It comes in two parts, 20th century, English.
Category

20th Century English Georgian Pedestals and Columns

Materials

Pine

Pair of Early 20th Century Crystal Sconces
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of crystal three light sconces with bronze accents shown with candlesticks. These would be magnificent accents in a room embracing understated elegance. They can be electrified.
Category

Early 20th Century French Rococo Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Pair of 18th Century Carved Wall Brackets
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of neoclassic carved wood wall brackets, painted and gilded, 18th century, French.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Wall Brackets

Materials

Wood, Wood, Wood

Pair of 19th c Bois Dore Sconces
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of 19th c. French bois dore single arm wall sconces, not electrified
Category

Antique 19th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Giltwood

18th Century Wrought Iron Console
Located in New Orleans, LA
A 18th century French Rococo wrought iron wall console. The top is of sarrancolin marble. It shows well outdoors and indoors.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Rococo Console Tables

Materials

Marble, Wrought Iron

19th c Italian gilt wood And Crystal Eight Light Chandelier, electrified
Located in New Orleans, LA
Italian gilt wood and crystal eight light chandelier with crystal rosette accents, electrified
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Crystal, Gold, Silver

Pair of Period Directoire Pedestals / Selettes
Located in New Orleans, LA
A pair of Directoire Period selettes or pedestals with three fluted, gilded and painted legs with lion's paw feet set on two-tiered shaped triangular base. The round faux marble top ...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Directoire Pedestals

Materials

Iron

19th c French Directoire Style Daybed
Located in New Orleans, LA
A Directoire styled daybed with original paint. Made in France in approximately 1830. The base is upholstered in original velvet. It would have had a loose cushion on top.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Directoire Daybeds

Materials

Wood, Wood

Italian Walnut Two-Door Credenza
Located in New Orleans, LA
The 18th century Italian walnut two-door credenza has recessed front and side panels. The bronze pulls are original. Inside has one interior shelf.
Category

Antique Early 18th Century Italian Buffets

Materials

Walnut

Aubusson rug, Napoleon III
Located in New Orleans, LA
This Aubusson rug is from the Napoleon III era, with center floral medallion on beige ground, surrounded with floral garlands and cartouches on dark red ground.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool