57 CARVED ROSARY BEAD OF BOXWOOD, ATTRIBUTED TO HANS SCHWARZ GERMAN, 16TH CENTURY Faced by three heads allegorical of sin and piety, divided by the folds of draperies. Most skilfully carved out of one piece. Height, 11/2 inches For boxwood carvings attributed to Schwarz, compare « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1891, vol. 3, pp. 273 and 274, Nos. 108, fr. From the Spitzer legacies. 58 BOXWOOD BAS-RELIEF ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY Roman and oriental warriors on the warpath. To the right and left equestrian figures in Roman and oriental armor, and others on foot guiding their horses, marching towards the battlefield. In the background, partly screened by trees, one can see vast armies en-gaged. In a carved wood frame with bracket terminations; forming shrine. Remarkably dexterous and imaginative wood carving. (2) Size in freine, 8 x 51/2 inches Described in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1891, vol. 3, p. 275, No. 115. SALE, PARIS, 1893, CATALOGUE NUMBER 2236; Atlas, Plate LIII. 59 ARCHITECTURAL CARVED WALNUT FRAME FOR TWO MINIATURE PORTRAITS FRENCH, 16TH CENTURY The centre with a quadrangular panel finely carved with amorini holding wreath and drapery and satyr bodies at base surrounding oval medallion. This panel is arranged to pivot and to expose a portrait facing its pendant on the interior. On the frame is a small silver handle. The stiles are of female thermae supporting fruit baskets. The pediment with dogs and buttressed portrait head. The detail on architrave and plinth as well as on ear braekets is of great dexterity and imagination. Height, 9 inches; width, 6 inches From the Spitzer legacies. [SES ILLUSTRATION, FOLLOWING PAGE] 60 PORTRAIT MEDALLION OF HENRY IV, OF CARVED BOXWOOD FRENCH, CIRCA 1600 Represented nearly full face in high relief, in a fur-trimmed coat, wearing chains and the order of St. Georges. In elaborately carved walnut frame, oval in centre and surrounded by bold baroque folia-tions. The frame mid-seventeenth century. Size with trame, x 61/4 inches From the Spitzer legacies. [SEE ILLUSTRATION, FOLLOWING PAGE] 19