Dry Sink, Original Blue Paint, Paneled Doors
Birch and pine
The reservoir with down-sloping sides above a case featuring two fielded panel doors; raised on cutout base. The scalloped backsplash is removable. The terrific dry surface appears to have long ago been over-painted white. There are a few minute specks of white. (H: with backsplash: 42"; Case H: 37"; W: 43.5"; D: 22.25")
Stool, Newport, Rhode Island
1710 to 1740
A fine, rare, and outstanding joined stool
See American Furniture, Chipstone, 2005 edition, page 3; Early Rhode Island Turning by Erik Gronning and Dennis Carr; pp. 12 and 13.
Call or e-mail David Hillier or Lynn Morin.
(Dimensions: H: 22.5", top: 20.25 by 13")
Tie Back, Cloak Pin, Mirror Knob, Memorial, Mourning
Figures and Obelisk
Sacred to Friendship
Circa 1775 to 1800
Fresh and bright with strong color, sheet-iron back and brass screw intact; polychrome enameled transfer printed porcelain and Brass featuring classical figure at obelisk with legend within wreath in molded brass surround.
Tie Back, Cloak Pin, Mirror Knob, Commodore Truxton
Circa 1775 to 1800
Fresh and bright with strong color, sheet iron back and brass screw intact; polychrome enameled transfer printed porcelain and Brass featuring titled bust portrait of officer in beaded brass surround
Dimensions: 2" diameter, 2.75" L.
Worktable, Sewing Stand, Bag Table, Federal Elegance
Attributed to Hook (William)?
A Federal mahogany carved and mahogany veneer work table, possibly William Hook, Salem, Massachusetts, the shaped top with beaded elliptical edges on a conforming case with ovolo corners above the waterleaf-carved, half-engaged posts continuing to ring-turned receded swelled legs flanking two drawers retaining original hardware. The top drawer fitted with compartments above the bag drawer; each with cross-banding and sting inlay framing figured panels.
Dimensions: 28.25" H, 19.25 by 15" top.
Federal Pole Screen, Fire Screen, Curly Maple
The turned pole with urn shape finial raised on vasiform and ring-turned base resting on spider legs with spade feet; curly maple frame with early 20th century fabric retaining original brass hardware.
Dimensions: 66" H.
Shelves, Whale End Profile, Four Tiers
Walnut - SOLD
Four graduated shelves joined to whale-shaped sides by dado and grove joinery. Possibly original surface, terrific old color and patina; underside second shelf has candle burns with all else fine. Dimensions: 35.25" H, 27.5" W, 10" D.
475-66 - SOLD
Stand, Table with Storage Compartment, Faux Painted
Pine and Maple
Great original paint and painted decoration - SOLD
The slightly overhanging lid with molded edges and breadboard ends over case with dramatically shaped apron; the whole raised on bamboo-turned tapering legs. The lid opens to a storage compartment. We believe that this once served as a necessary stand and that the original bottom board was changed to the solid board now present. Dimensions: 18.5" H, 19 by 16.75" top.
271-29 - SOLD
Country Store Display Stand, Original Paint
Great for Cane Stand, Umbrella Stand
The pierced canted top within saw-tooth apron raised on rectangular legs joined by canted base pierced to receive vertically stowed objects.
Dimensions: 38.5" H, 18" W, 39.5" L.
Tool Chest, Cabinetmaker's Chest
Joined and Carved, Original Paint
New York State
A finely constructed chest demonstrating the makers' virtuosity as a woodworker and especially his relief carving ability. Each recessed panel with raised carving; each panel with hearts…front panels ornamented with chisels, molding planes; carpenters' square and screwdrivers; the back similarly carved. The chest is fitted with iron bail handles and retains original salmon-pink with whitish tint paint with the top thinning. This chest, which would serve as a splendid coffee table was purportedly made by Theodore Steenbergh, born in the Ithaca area in 1840; listed in 1880 census records as cabinetmaker-carpenter. (H: 22"; W: 43"; D: 23.75".)
Dry Sink, Original Red Paint
Mixed woods including pine and poplar
Circa 1840 to 1860
The rectangular case features an applied, dovetailed apron with down sloping sides that forms the reservoir above a pair of recessed-paneled doors set within beaded openings; the case raised on cutout feet. Best wear, patina and dry surface. (H: 32"; W: 50"; D: 18.25")
Oak - SOLD
The rectangular top with molded edge above carved apron raised on block and turned legs joined by box stretcher. This example is at about full height and in old surface. (Height: 21.75 inches; width: 18.5 inches; depth: 10.5 inches)
660-14 - SOLD
Shelves, Hanging Pewter Rack
Early 19th Century - SOLD
The dovetailed case featuring shaped front profiles having two blind-dovetailed reverse-graduated shelves, each with plate rails, both on shelf and set within stiles for forward leaning of dishes. This unit remains in very good condition and features old white paint over an original surface history. (Height: 32.75 inches; length: 59.25 inches; depth: 12 inches)
274-107 - SOLD
Shelves, Hanging, Original Grain Paint
New England or New York State
Three equidistant shelves set within scalloped sides. An attractive shelf with minor wood losses. (Height: 37.5 inches; width: 31.75 inches; depth: 8 inches)
Pole Screen, Chippendale
Mahogany and pine
The standard with acorn finial raised on baluster turning; delicate cabriole legs with crisp ridged pad feet; excellent surface. The oval frame is original and retains one original brass mounting device, the other is replaced. (Height: 56.5 inches)
Probably New England
Walnut - SOLD
Five protruding shelves with rounded corners, dovetailed into stiles having scalloped and lobed profile. (Height: 47-inches; width: 18.75-inches; 8.5-inches between each shelf.)
264-46 - SOLD
Lap Desk, Writing Box, traveling desk
Mahogany and poplar
As depicted, very good original condition; retains all brass fittings and brass drawer locking-pin, ink bottles, nibs, and key; inscribed within interior is- R.S. Ludlow-New York-1822. Probably Robert Henry Ludlow (1802-1882), Westchester, NY; member of state legislature of New York (1845-1846) and member of prominent family. See "Thomas Jefferson's Traveling Desks", the Magazine Antiques, May 1998, pp. 1156-1159.
(10.75 by 20.75 by 10-inches.)
Shelf, Whale End
White pine, with walnut vertical stile - SOLD
In old black paint with true whale shaped ends and in fine condition. (Height: 23 inches; depth: 7.75 inches; width: 26.75 inches)
912-51 - SOLD
Excellent wood selection and condition
Ex Lord Blandford
Two molded circular dished shelves raised on turned and lobed baluster standard resting on three reeded, down-swept legs ending in brass caps and castors; the legs are hipped, and feature applied bosses. The underside of bottom tier displays the impressed mark of Lord Blandford. A closely related design may be seen in Gillow's Estimate Sketch Book.
(Height: 33.75 inches; shelf diameter: 25 inches.)
Wine casket urn, Chinese Export
Carved for British Market
As depicted, probably Ceylon; pierced and carved work featuring vines laden with fruits and grapes on a round base of carved stems, on an exquisitely carved octagonal base raised on projecting carved base. (Height: 21.5 inches; diameter: 13.5 inches.)
Dumbwaiter, Three Tiers
Mahogany - SOLD
Very good condition.
(Height: 48.5 inches.)
818-10 - SOLD
Hudson River & Lighthouse Views
Two brass tiebacks, "Highlands of the Hudson" printed on the bottom of one with a view of sailing vessels, a paddle wheeler framed by mountains on the first, a lighthouse on a rocky shore with sailing vessels in the background is featured on the second. There is a very minor chip on the Hudson piece and a tight fissure on the edge of the lighthouse piece, with all else fine.
(Diameter: 2 inches; length: 2.5 inches)
Music Box, Polyphone, Model 104P
With gambling device
As depicted, in fine operating condition; sold with a group of original 19 3/8-inch disks and nearly 40 reproduction disks included. The double comb retaining all original tines, can be adjusted to play one or two revolutions…rich sound. The pediment above crown molding appears to be a replacement. (Height: 48.75 inches; width: 27.5 inches; depth: 15.5 inches)
Fine And Rare
Poplar - SOLD
In original white paint having green trim; posts with beaded edges, shelves with molded edges and original brasses. Later over-paint was expertly removed to reveal the original painted surface; scattered losses have been professionally in-painted; the drawer front with extensive in-painting. This stylish etagere may have been conceived as part of a bridal suite based on the rare use of a white painted background. (Height: 59 inches; width: 32 inches; depth: 13 inches.)
210-159 - SOLD
As depicted, very simple yet functional shelf in good surface.
(Height: 15 5/8-inches; depth: 11.5-inches; width: 11.75-inches.)
Towel Rack - SOLD
Old green paint, shoe feet.
(Height: 32.25 inches; width: 24.25 inches; depth: 10 inches)
637-139 - SOLD
Fantastic Victorian Fern Table
The molded round top with drop finials above fluted and tapered standard on turned base raised on carved cabriole legs with paw feet. The table is in old brown over black paint. Fine condition.
Dimensions: 31-inches high, 16-inch top diameter.
Southern, possibly Virginia
First quarter 19th century
Hard Yellow Pine, original green paint - SOLD
The overhanging rectangular top is deeper than usually encountered and is on a molded apron; single drawer with molded front; the whole raised on double tapered legs. Excellent construction and condition; original green paint; top is about scrubbed of paint with good patina, all else with nearly full coverage paint. (Height: 29 inches; top: 20 x 26.75 inches.)
661-15 - SOLD
A Nearly Identical Pair Of tables
Made by the same hand...
First Quarter 19th Century
Rectangular top with rounded corners on baluster turned column raised on spider-legs. The tables are in a lovely cherry stain. Height: 28.5 inches; Top: 24 x 18.5 inches; Height: 28 inches; Top: 24 x 18.5 inches.
$1,375 the pair
New England Hepplewhite Table in Red
Square top with generous overhang above one drawer.
Dimensions: 28.5-inches high, 24.25 by 24.75-inch top.
Table, One Drawer Stand
Mixed woods, old paint
The overhanging top over a plain apron with single drawer raised on tapered legs. (Height: 28 inches; top: 23 x 20.25 inches.)
Green Painted Stand
Measures 59.5-inches in height, 39.5-inches in width and 20-inches in depth.
First half 19th century
As depicted, ancient dark paint; dovetailed case. Minor imperfections.
(Height: 37.75 inches; width: 35.5 inches; depth: 10 inches.)
Two Drawer Table
White pine and basswood
The slightly overhanging top above a plain apron with two drawers; the whole raised on tall double tapered legs. Bold strokes of black paint against a red ground as was favored by many Maine fancy painters. There are two very old tight shrinkage fissures in the top as depicted; nothing that distracts or compromises the integrity of the table. Brasses are old appropriate replacements with all else being fine and original. (Height: 29.25 inches; Top: 18.75 x 16.75 inches.)
Walnut Work Table
The rectangular top on molded deep apron with single drawer having turned wooden pull...raised on outstanding robustly turned legs. Wonderful crusty, possibly original dark varnish surface with some pigment loss on top as depicted.
The secondary wood backboard is an old "in-use" replacement with all else excellent. (Height: 29.75 inches; top: 20.75 x 22.75 inches.)
Painted Corner Shelf
As depicted, three graduated shelves within curvaceous front stiles. Front and back stiles set within dados. Original black paint.
Dimensions: 26.25-inches high, 27-inches wide, 19-inches deep.
Hanging Wall Shelf
Old Red Paint...canted sides
As depicted, canted sides joined by three graduated shelves; bottom shelf dovetailed to sides; vertical splines dovetailed to shelves.
Dimensions: 25.75-inches high, 24.5-inches wide, 7.25-inches deep.
One Drawer Stand
Connecticut River Valley
The stand measures 27.5-inches in height, while the top measures 21.25 by 15.75-inches.
A Rare American Dumbwaiter
Massachusetts, probably New Bedford
This attractive stand features exceptional figured mahogany and a revolving top with reeded edge tiers separated by turned brass balusters. The top rests upon a ring turned post with pineapple caved central urn all on squared spider legs with brass casters. The piece is constructed of mahogany and lightwood veneers with maple and white pine secondary woods. (Heights: 43-inches; width: 21.5-inches.)
Table, Work Stand, Two Drawer
Pennsylvania or New York
Maple with some figure, poplar - SOLD
The overhanging top with molded edge above a case with recessed panel sides and two drawers; shallow drawer above deep drawer, each appearing to retain original turned knobs. The delicate turned legs and block stiles are engaged. Nice old surface. (Height: 28.75 inches; top: 17.5 x 21.25 inches.)
323-60 - SOLD
Pine - SOLD
As depicted, shaped sides centering three graduated quarter-round shelves in original red. (Height: 23.5 inches; width: 10.5 inches; depth: 7.5 inches.)
384-20 - SOLD
Early 19th Century
Cherry, white pine - SOLD
The overhung top over apron with single drawer, triple-inlay at lower edge, inlayed panels framed with line-inlay within upper front stiles...string inlay traces the outer edge; appears to retain original brass pull. Table is raised on double-taper legs with original brackets. Old refinish; minor imperfections.
(Height: 29.75 inches; top: 19.25 x 18.25 inches.)
640-7 - SOLD