Archive for September, 2014

26
Sep
14

Halloween Imagery Appears Amongst October Estate Property: Part 4

Who wouldn’t agree that Halloween is equal parts mischievous fun and fright? This vintage Italian hardwood chair features ferociously beautiful beast forms as well as cheekily cheerful faces. A bit scary and a touch joyful; sound familiar?

Italian Renaissance Revival savonrola chair, $800-1,200.

Italian Renaissance Revival savonrola chair, $800-1,200.

 

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24
Sep
14

Halloween Imagery Appears Amongst October Estate Property: Part 3

Halloween can be a bit frightening, but protection can be found amongst the angels. Still counted as one of the most enduring Halloween costumes around, the angel combats the forces of darkness on All Hallows’ Eve. This classically painted angel could be hung in the most haunted of mansions, restoring a sense of light and balance within the ghostly realm.

European School oil painting “Angel with Lilies,” $400-600.

European School oil painting “Angel with Lilies,” $400-600.

 

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22
Sep
14

Halloween Imagery Appears Amongst October Estate Property: Part 2

In the Chinese culture, bats symbolize good fortune and happiness; a stark departure from the animal’s image in relation to All Hallows’ Eve. Western notions traditionally depicted bats as omens of bad luck or evil. One such superstition held was that if a bat flew around a house three times on Halloween, death would be soon to come.

Asian lacquered wood box featuring auspicious symbols, $300-500.

Asian lacquered wood box featuring auspicious symbols, $300-500.

 

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19
Sep
14

Halloween Imagery Appears Amongst October Estate Property: Part 1

 

Mexican enamel and sterling silver snake necklace, $300-500.

Mexican enamel and sterling silver snake necklace, $300-500.

A slithering snake weaving its way through a glowing skull. Mexico’s Day of the Dead, when spirits are believed to be briefly released to rejoin the earthly realm. Whether as a Halloween dressing or a nod to the ghostly Mexican tradition, this snake necklace casts an eye-catching spell.

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