Tony Buccola travels to Italy several times a year to scour the countryside and cities for unique items to fill his store, Antonio's Bella Casa, a southern California European-antiques shop. He also works closely with Italian artisans who create hand-carved wood lighting rich with patina finishes. Ten years (and dozens of forty-foot containers) later, he still gets the same rush every time he steps off the plane. “I am one of the lucky ones,” he says. “I love what I do and do what I love.”
Modernist-style abstract oil painting on canvas, circa 1970.
Signed illegibly lower right. Displayed in a black wood frame, hanging wire included. Image size, 24"L x 18"H; overall, 25"L x 19"H.
19th-century American School oil on board portrait of
Charles Nesbitt Ege M.D. (b. 1815). Half-length of a seated young man within a painted oval reserve. Unsigned, typed label attached verso identifying sitter. View area, 12"H x 10.5"L. Provenance: Property descended ...
Impressionist-style oil painting of a seascape with sailboats
by William Keith (1838-1911). Oil on canvas, circa 1900. Signed lower right, "C. Keith." Displayed in a giltwood frame, hanging wire included. Image, 12"L x 16"H; overall, 19"L x 23"H.