Chest of Drawers, Miniature, Sheraton
Early 19th Century
Mahogany, maple, birch, and poplar
The elliptical front with ovolo corners above turned columns centering four drawers within the dovetailed case raised on turned legs. Very good overall original condition with only very minor imperfections mentioned for accuracy; tiny piece of mahogany banding veneer, approximately 1/8" shows, on side of third drawer down has been replaced and needs shellac; hardly worth mentioning. Written inside of one of the drawers: AD 1815 AD 1875, "A present to Mary Nichols at 10 years old from her grandmother and grandfather"
(8.75" H; 11" W; 5.25" D)
Miniature Blanket Chest, Original Crusty Paint, Ivory Escutcheon
White pine, oxidized brown paint, original lock and key
The coffered lid with molded edges affixed with original brass hinges to lap-joined case raised on molded base resting on turned feet; very good condition with only some edge and corner wear. (H: 7.5"; W: 13.25"; D: 7.5")
A Fine Miniature Dough Box, Original Red
Possibly Hingham, Massachusetts
The rectangular cleated-top sits on inwardly tapered case having protruding molded base; the box is raised on perfectly splayed double-tapered legs joined by plain apron. Original red resin stain; very good condition-with the only minor imperfection being a long-ago glued leg joint. Dimensions: 7.75" H, 9" W, 5" D.
Trinket Box with Portraits
Watercolor and ink, straw work
American Folk Art Masterpiece
An extremely rare miniature pine four-drawer chest featuring full length portraits on the sides and a double portrait set within the top. The case is veneered with sea grasses, a craft often claimed to be sailor work. The subjects are centered by floral borders; the gentleman wears a naval uniform while the lady's dress is high-waisted and features a double-ruffed collar. The watercolors remain in fine original condition with the chest having minor imperfections, such as the replacement of a single base lobe; the turned ivory pulls were copied from two original pulls which were retained. For similar examples, see New Hampshire Neighbors by Cornelius Weygant, 1937, page 187; also American Anthem Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum, page 84. (Height: 7.75 inches; width: 6.75 inches; depth: 4.75 inches)
Chest of Drawers, Doll's
Original Painted Surface
First half 19th Century
The molded overhanging top above dovetailed case featuring two-over-three graduated drawers with applied beading. Each drawer with turned pull; the wooden posts threaded into drawer faces; full dust-boards between each drawer.
The case raised on a molded base resting on turned feet. Superb condition. (Height: 16.5 inches; width: 13.75 inches; depth: 8.5 inches)
Doll Furniture, Tea table, Original Surface
Second Half 19th Century
Walnut and maple
The round walnut top with molded edge is affixed to tapered and molded cleat; urn-turned standard raised on beautiful cabriole legs ending in ridged pad feet that are pinched just behind and above pads. The table has good color and a dry patina.
Antique Box, Trinket or Document, Original Paint Decoration
Rectangular box of dovetail construction; the lid hung from original brass butt-hinges; retaining original lock. Base molding appears to have been applied during early period of use; square nailed. Excellent condition.
(Height: 6.5 inches; width: 13.75 inches; depth: 6.5 inches.)
Doll Furniture, Armchair, Carved and Paneled
Oak and pine
This elaborate example, remaining in fine condition, features mortis and tenon construction and all-over carving; wonderful dry surface. The chair was inspired by European examples made during the 17th century. (Height: 16.75 inches; seat height: 5.5 inches; width: 9.25 inches; depth: 9 inches)
Spice Chest, Dunlap Provenance (Granny Label)
Red stain on white pine, turned wood knobs
Outstanding construction, excellent surface
Early 19th Century - SOLD
(Height: 19 inches; width: 15.75 inches; depth: 8.75 inches.)
191-314 - SOLD
Slant Lid Desk, Miniature
The fall-front writing surface opens to reveal an interior with five cubbies divided by scalloped partitions; the center document cubby centered by two small drawers with brass pulls on each side. The thumb-molded lid rests on loppers.
The case with five short-drawers over two long-drawers, all within beaded molding is raised on applied molded bracket feet. The drawers pulls appear to be 19th century replacements; generally excellent condition with only minor imperfections. (Height: 16.75 inches; writing height: 11.75 inches; width: 17 inches; depth: 9.25 inches.)
19th Century - SOLD
As depicted, a simple dolls cradle in wonderful blue paint. Headboard missing small section as depicted.
(Height: 8 5/8-inches; length: 18 5/8-inches; width: 15 3/8-inches.)
637-121 - SOLD
Charming Small Painted Stand Mid 19th c.
American painted country Sheraton stand in an unusually small size; 22-inches tall with a 16 by 16-inch top.
Curly Maple Cupboard
Perhaps a child's cupboard or table top
Secondary wood-white pine and poplar
The rectangular crown molding over a conforming case, having a pair of recessed panel doors, opening to an interior fitted with two fixed shelves above three drawers of dovetail construction; one long drawer centering short drawers either side. The case constructed entirely of boldly figured curly maple is raised on a turned spiked foot, which is a continuation of the stiles.
Dimensions: 31-inches high, 21.75-inches wide, 11-inches deep.
19th Century Chippendale Style Miniature Tea Table
Miniature tea table with Chippendale style pedestal in baluster form. It has cabriole legs with pad feet; very good condition overall, with light scratches to the tabletop; the block is cracked and repaired with hand cut screws. This little table measures 6.5-inches in height, and the top has a diameter of 9.5-inches.