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Fine Antiques & Design

Enjoy a selection of objects available online. Our showrooms in Vienna at Palais Pallavicini are home to a broad range of fine antiques starting with the late 17th cen­tu­ry through to the 18th and 19th cen­turies, and design objects of the 20th and 21st centuries. The qual­i­ty and unique­ness, as well as his­to­ry and prove­nance of the objects, is of utmost importance for us. We restore and revive with love and care in our inhouse-workshops using traditional methods.

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Hans Miedler Fine Art

Hans Miedler has been dealing with art, fine antiques, and design objects worldwide for more than 30 years. He is passionate about finding excep­tion­al and unusu­al objects of high-quality craftsmanship and interesting provenance and restoring them in-house and with a selected group of work­shops using tra­di­tion­al methods, which has today become rare. Hans Miedler Fine Art's clien­tele includes muse­ums, patrons, col­lec­tors, art enthu­si­asts, archi­tects, and inte­ri­or design­ers, as well as pri­vate customers all over the world.

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We’re restor­ing and reviv­ing all our art objects and antiques with the utmost care and respect for tra­di­tion­al crafts­man­ship techniques. Over many years we've developed an extensive network of excellent restoration workshops. That enables us today to offer a wide range of restoration services for different genres. We also advise on Interior Design and are reliable partners for international shipping.

A Pair of Gilt Bronze Chenets

Last 3rd of the 19th Century, draft from Paris/Munich around 1715

Finely modelled as recumbent Sphinx wearing capes with the Fleur-de-Lis symbol, in the front part resting on shields; original wrought iron.

Manufactured and signed by Bouhon Frères/Bouhon et Cie

Paris Exposition 1878 & 1900

A Fine Tent and Bag Chandelier

France, circa 1900

A magnificent 12-light gilt-bronze chandelier, with an elliptic glass corona above a richly flower and blossoms decorated band, suspending chains of original glass beads, beautifully decorated with foliate swags, laurel wreaths, leaves and flambeaus (torches). A gilt bronze cone finial is suspended below.

The Swan Salon Suite

Model of the Salon Suite in the "Würzburger Residenz", 1st third of the 19th Century

Consisting of one Settee and two Side chairs in Palisander solid wood and rich Bronze Doré decoration; very finely cast stylized swan heads and décor elements; terminating in paw feet. A model of this Salon Suite - in lemon tree wood and with silver decoration - is located in the “Tuscany Room” at the Würzburger Residence; Design by Johann Valentin Raab. Beautifully elaborated, and - because of the highly expensive shipping of exotic Mahogany and Palisander wood in the 19th century - extraordinarily rare Salon Suite in solid Palisander. The fact that this Salons Suite is not in veneer but solid Palisander is an absolute highlight and most likely stands for a very wealthy customer.

Very Fine Viennese Writing Desk

circa 1900

Signed and manufactured by the important Viennese manufacture Portois & Fix.

Veneered in satinwood, with crossbanding and line inlays, all over polychrome decoration with flower garlands, leaves, and pearl chains throughout.

In the middle part of the front side a medallion painting with a cute Armor with bow and arrow surrounded by a vine garland, backsides with beautiful fine medallion paintings of aristocratic ladies in elegant dresses and abundantly decorated hats, in the middle we have a medallion with a rose bouquet, all surrounded by a pearl string and a center ribbon.

The base elaborated with a long central drawer, flanked by two smaller ones; the sliding writing surface is mounted with the original green leather; raised on concave legs terminating in brass castors.

The upper part has a small tabernacle, in the middle flanked by three little drawers on each side and two small corner drawers; both sides of the table with downswept compartments.

Impressive Lantern

Vienna, last 3rd of the 19th Century

This very special and rare piece is signed and manufactured by the outstanding Imperial court “K & K” metal worker and wrought iron artist Valerian Gillar (1839 Freiburg – 1927 Vienna). Elaborately forged, black-colored and leaf gilt; ornamental, foliate, floral, and Rocaille motif decoration; the foliate, pierced top partly with bombe shaped glass; four glass panels including one glazed door; 8-light. Most likely out from a Viennese “Ringstraßen”-Palais.

Glass Vitrine by Banting and France

London, circa 1830

Manufactured by Thomas Banting and William France for the Ickworth House/Lord Marquess of Bristol.

In Mahogany solid wood and veneer; on turned, fluted legs joined by a serpentine undertier. The taller middle section with two glazed doors and glass shelves, flanked by lower parts with oval-shaped glass and one glass shelve inside; very fine brass inlay decoration in the front, a pierced gallery on top.

Thomas Banting and William France almost exclusively manufactured the furniture for the Ickworth House and were also the royal cabinetmakers in the reigns of George III, George IV, William IV und Queen Victoria. The furniture of the Ickworth House gradually moved into the National Trust.

Impressive, Colorful, Venetian Chandelier

First 3rd of the 20th Century

A "Rezzonico" Chandelier, named after the eponymous family who built a Palace at the Canale Grande in Venice in 1750. An exceptionally fine combination of pastel colors and abundant decoration in the shape of flowers, blossoms, leaves and berries; the richly embellished receiving bowl with a grape shaped glass terminal is issuing the center vase with applied blossoms and leaves, which eventually finishes in the foliate and blossom decorated corona, composed of 2 levels and ceiling fitment.

The 3-level and 16-light chandelier has hand forged arms, clad in various glass elements terminating in large drip pans. This magnificent piece is an exceptional example of the stunning craftsmanship and beautiful color combination of Venetian chandeliers, and perfect for a space with a unique atmosphere. Rare to find in this stunning original condition and fantastic provenance.

Our Chan­de­liers are under­go­ing a very pre­cise and care­ful ren­o­va­tion process in our inhouse work­shops and are fit­ted for electricity.

Impressive Viennese Cabinet, in „Makart-Style"

last 3rd of the 19th Century

An impressive piece, designed in "Makart" (named after the great "Malerfürst"/"painting prince" Hans Makart 1840-1884) or "Viennese Ringstrassen" style; constructed in walnut and burl wood veneer.

The lower part, raised on six bun feet, has one big center and two slightly re-entrant flanking doors with fine marquetry floral and foliate inlays, applied with outset fluted, ebonized pilasters and finely carved capitals;

a white, light grey veined, moulded marble top above three palmettes decorated frieze drawers; four small columns and leaf decorated volutes divide the upper middle part in three sections of re-entrant ebonized framed, inlaid panels.

The upper part beautifully decorated with finely elaborated columns, two shelves and two flanking paneled cabinet doors with fine marquetry inlays of vases on pedestals issuing flowers and leaves in ebonized frames, a palmette frieze above; the arched pediment with moulded cornice, greek key motive frieze and inlay decoration is flanked by two balustrade sections and amphorae.

The architectural draft of this stunning cabinet significantly reflects the grand design of the “Ringstraßen-Palais” in Vienna.

Rare, very finely cast Gilt Bronze Chandelier

France, 2nd Half of the 19th Century

A stunning Chandelier with rich Acanthus decoration and elaborate scrolling, partly intertwined arms; rare to find in this particular small size of this kind; 12-light.

Rare Leather Armchair with Footrest

Italy 1958, by Sergio & Giorgio Saporiti

Armchair and Footrest rotatable and with loose cushions, upholstered with very fine grey-blue buttoned leather; chrome-plated, four-armed frame, back and head rest are removable. A beautifully manufactured piece of timeless design by Sergio & Giorgio Saporiti.

Coffeetable „Modell DNA“

by Studio Superego, Italy

Spectacular, small, round table, designed by Studio Superego. Made in heavy Plexiglass with a beautiful range of colors; raised on an eight-legged brass decorated base. A special feature for every room and a perfect contrast for both a classical or modern Interior.

Rare, Large Glass Chandelier

Italy, circa 1960

Composed by 273 handmade glass vases, composed of 7 levels, astonishing reflection. Certainly a custom-made production.

A Rare Pair of Gilded Tabourets

last 3rd of the 19th Century

The finely carved moulded frame, with foliate and beaded decoration, raised on four paw feet; Upholstered with fabric designed by Christian Lacroix. Rare to find, especially as a pair. These beautiful Tabourets fit both a classical and modern Interior easily.

A Pair of Magnificent, Bronze Doré Wall Lights

last 3rd of the 19th Century, by Victor Paillard

Cast by Victor Paillard, signed with “VP”.
Five-branched, richly decorated with Acanthus leaves, wine grapes and on top centered by a flute playing Putto.

Victor Paillard (1805 – 1886) was one of the most distinguished bronze casters in Paris during the second half of the 19th Century. He exhibited at the major international exhibitions, such as the Fine Arts & Industry Exhibition in 1839 in Paris, and at The Great Exhibition 1851 in London. Especially renowned for his work at the Salon du Congrès and Salon de L’Horloge at Quai D’Orsay, the French foreign Ministry.

Exceptional Set of Art Noveau Furniture

Vienna, around 1900/05

Of museum quality. Consisting of a large cabinet, a smaller cabinet and a longcase clock.

In Macassar solid wood and veneer on oak; satinwood inlays with wine grapes and leaves; partly with beautiful quarter veneers and nickel-plated mounts and columns, each embellished with four cabochons, a tuscan "Giallo Antico" marble top and a bevelled mirror in the back.

The inner fitment very finely manufactured.

A perfect example of the modern, innovative design in Vienna around 1900, especially the work of the “Wiener Werkstätten” was groundbreaking and ahead of its time in Europe.

Magnificent, French Firescreen

2nd Half of the 19th Century

Very rare, stunning Firescreen, leaf gilded and carved, richly decorated with ribbons, blossoms, and leaves. Two three-dimensionally elaborated angels carry the screen, centered by a fire amphora. With the original tapestry, made for this screen, the back covered with silk fabric. Crowned is the screen by a pair of doves as the symbol of love. The firescreen most likely is based on a design of Delafosse from mid of the 18th Century. An absolute rarity on the international market.

Tatlin Sofa

Italy 1989

Iconic design by Roberto Semprini and Mario Cananzi, inspired by the tower model of the Russian artist Vladimir Tatlin (1885 – 1953), exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. A design highlight and a special feature in our design collection of the 20th century. Easy to integrate into historical as well as modern Interiors.Freshly upholstered in our in-house workshops, this design piece will play the role of a centerpiece as object, sculpture or seating in rooms very well!

Exceptional Pair of Wrought Iron Chandeliers

Italy, 50ies

Twelve-light, partly gilded; a black center ball issues twelve arms terminating in leaf decorated drip pans; with a spiral twist stem, golden open ball foliate decoration on top.

Viennese, “Jugendstil” Bench

presented at the Paris World Exposition in 1900

Design by the viennese architect Baron Franz Krauß as part of the awardwinning studio concept for the Paris Exposition 1900, manufactured by the renowned viennese firm Portois & Fix. This is one bench out of a pair which was part for Baron Franz Krauß’s concept for the spacious two floor studio with fireplace; the complete furnishing including these benches in elm wood. Throughout made out of full elm wood, carved scrolling, partly padded side elements with open parts. The back padded, framed by a carved frieze.

The bench is an excellent example for an elegant, clear “Jugendstil” design draft with just a hint of floral elements. The other bench is part of the Rudolf Leopold Art Collection Vienna.

Extraordinary Writing Cabinet by Jules Leleu

Circa 1946, Jules Leleu (1883 - 1961)

An exceptional, rosewood writing secretary made ca. 1946 by Jules Leuleu (1883- 1961) featuring gilt bronze ornaments and a mother-of-pearl and ebony inlay in the form of a flower bouquet and a feather by André Messager; fitted with a drawer, two doors, and a leather writing surface; raised on tapering legs terminating in brass feet. The inner part in sycamore, fitted with several shelves, two drawers and a light, the mounts in bronze doré; signed mother-of-pearl label L. Leleu

Jules Leleu (1882-1961) was an exceptional french furniture designer who started his business in the decorating field until he eventually focused on furniture making after World War I. He opened a Gallery in Paris, "Maison Leleu," in 1924 and won a grand prize for his exhibition at the 1925 Exposition Industrielle et Arts Decoratifs. Leleu is well known for the French Embassies' design of several nations, the Grand Salon of the Ambassadors in Geneva, and several ocean liners.

Exceptional Gilt Bronze Chandelier

around 1900

A rare model with a patinated amphora shaped body and a flame finial issuing nine arched foliate light arms; four gilded, twisted suspension rods embellished with tassels, are mounted on a patinated ball on top; sunrays and clouds as cresting.

A Unique French Gilt-Bronze and Glass Table by Jacques Duval Brasseur

circa 1970

Large gilded bronze table on a rockwork tree base, composed of singular welded and then gilt bronze parts simulating branches and twigs; fitted with a shaped glass top. This is a very finely elaborated, unique piece of the highest handcrafted quality. Signed by J.D. Brasseur.

Exceptional, Large Design Lamp

Austria circa 1960

Square, heavy ice glass stones, a chromed metal stem and finial; new shade.

A Pair of Magnificent Fire Gilt Bronze Girandole Candelabras

By David Hollenbach, Vienna, 2nd Half of the 19th Century

Bronze Doré, executed with three arms and four candles, very finely cased with rocailles, flower garlands, and acanthus leaves; signed and produced by David Hollenbach. David Hollenbach received his orders from many aristocratic houses, as well as from the Habsburg family, some preserved in the imperial silver collection in the Hofburg, Vienna.

Hollenbach also worked a lot for the magnificent Ringstraßen Palais together with some of the important architects from this time, for example Theophil Hansen. Another example by David Hollenbach is the magnificent candelabras from the Vienna State Opera.

Signed objects by David Hollenbach are an absolute rarity on the market.

"Boite à miniature", Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon (1753-1821)

France, end of the 19th Century

Impressive glass and bronze doré work, circular, clear glass on the bottom polished in radial form; the lid and the base richly decorated with ormolu flower garlands and ribbons, very finely chiseled all around.

Original at the Museum of Fine Arts Marseille, Copy of an original at the Château de Versailles.

The very fine miniature gouache is signed on the right side V. SERS and covered with the original soft faceted glass.

On the backside handwritten in ink on vellum „Adelaide de Bourbon“

Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre, Duchess of Orléans (13 March 1753 – 23 June 1821), was the daughter of Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre and of Princess Maria Theresa Felicitas of Modena. After the death of her brother, Louis Alexandre de Bourbon-Penthièvre, she became the wealthiest heiress in France prior to the French Revolution. She married Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and she was the mother of France's last king, Louis Philippe I.

Magnificent Viennese Mirror Console * SOLD

last 3rd of the 19th Century

Richly carved gesso and gilded Mirror Console with the original, grey veined marble top. The original mirror plate with beaded and egg-and-dart surrounding, and laurel foliate decorated frame. A Putto holds flower garlands and is flanked by two doves in the upper part, surmounted by finely elaborated instruments, blossoms and foliate swags.
Raised on amphorae shaped legs, the apron centered by a romantic Putti scenery and a dove above.

A comprehensively decorated Mirror Console from the end of the 19th century, how Viennese mansions and Palais used to have it as part of their Interior.

Elegant, Large Ceiling Light

Executed by the significant Viennese manufactory J.T. Kalmar, 60ies

This special Ceiling Light has an extraordinarily elaborated chromed and yellow metal frame, and is composed of twelve large, swept, and wave-shaped perforated glass leaves, decorated in between with numerous glass cut, tapering beads applied on yellow metal frames elements in a double row; glass cut beads are forming the circular center on the bottom.A fantastic object in blossom shape, for sure rare to find in that large size and yet suitable for rooms with lower ceilings due to the low height of the chandelier’s body; 21-light.

Magnificent French Mirror

Last 3rd of the 19th Century

A very exquisite and stunningly decorated mirror with carved, leave gilded and gesso frame, embellished with garlands, floral elements and Acanthus leaves, giving a beautiful playfulness to this object.

The medallion-shaped and bevelled center mirror plate with beaded surrounding, is framed by four marginal, bevelled mirror segments. Crowned with a cartouche, on both sides flanked with finely elaborated sphinxes.

The leaf gilding of this sophisticated mirror is exceptional and underlines the bevelled mirror plates' reflections mesmerizingly. This mirror will be a highlight in every room, contributing a majestic grace to your Interior.

Palais Pallavicini

Josefsplatz 5, 1st district Vienna

We are locat­ed in one of Vien­na’s his­toric city palaces, the Palais Pallavici­ni, for­mer­ly Palais Fries, at Josef­s­platz, oppo­site the ensem­ble of the Vien­na Hof­burg, Nation­al Library, Span­ish Rid­ing School and Augus­tin­ian Church.

Exceptional Alabaster Pendant Light

Art Deco, around 1915/20

The large Alabaster receiving bowl is in a beautiful dark veined, golden tone with nine vividly elaborated female, gilt bronze figures with bob haircut and dresses in the style of the 20ies, each crowned with small Alabaster drip pans. Six hand-made, highly decorative rods are attached to the large receiving ball, terminating and mounted on a smaller, gilt bronze ball on top; 9 lights. This lamp is absolutely remarkable and gives a warm and soothing light to every room, while radiating the fascinating atmosphere of the 20ies. It is very likely a custom-made piece. An object like that with this stunning decoration is rare to get on the international market. You could find them in glamorous, private mansions or in exclusive Bars and Clubs of these times.

A Magnificent Pair of Mirrors

From the beautiful Palazzo Serristori in Florence at the Banks of the Arno River

It is a great pleasure for us to offer two extraordinarily designed and executed mirrors from such a significant Florentine provenance. In the course of time, this pair adorned different rooms of the Palazzo, as documented in an accompanying photo book. The fine carving and coloring as well as the patina of the wonderful leaf gilding underlines the mirror’s splendidness.

Grand Venetian Chandelier

First 3rd of the 20th Century

A ​“Rez­zon­i­co” Chan­de­lier, named after the epony­mous fam­i­ly who built a Palace at the Canale Grande in Venice in 1750.

The 24-light, 5-level Venetian Chandelier is abundantly decorated with colorful blos­soms, leaves and berries. The richly flower embellished receiving bowl emerges into a beautifully decorated vase in the center and multiple hand forged, and glass clad arms terminating in large drip pans. Surmounted by a 3-level crown - lavishly decorated with ornaments, blossoms, berries and leaves - and a ceiling fitment. It is pure joy to follow all those stunningly elaborated, handmade glass flowers in different colors, such as bellflowers, which embellish this magnificent Chandelier all over, part­ly in a pasty glass imi­tat­ing porce­lain. This object truly is an impressive example of high-quality craftsmanship. Rare to find in this amazing condition and of that charming provenance of a grand, Venetian Palace. It will uplevel an Interior with elegant raffinesse for sure.