Antique Basin Stand, A Fine Paint Decorated Washstand, Maine, Circa 1820-1840
Outstanding grain-painted stand featuring stenciled and freehand painted decoration
against black and red ground with green and yellow trim typical of Maine. Three-quarter
down sloping shaped splash guard above deck having cutout for basin; block and
turned posts continuing to medial shelf…the frieze containing a single drawer; the whole
raised on turned legs. Excellent proportions and design,
fine original condition; height: 35"; bowl height: 30.25"; width: 18.75"; depth: 16.25".
Rare Sheraton Worktable Featuring Pullout Writing Slide, Original Hardware
Northern New England, probably Vermont
Cherry case and legs, Birdseye maple veneers, mahogany banding, all basswood secondaries
A most unusual and intriguing worktable, possibly unique…slightly projecting top with
molded edge above a case featuring a small drawer above cubby flanked by short
drawers. The lower case with pullout writing/work slide above a pair of graduated
drawers…engaged turned frontal quarter columns continuing to rope-twist legs raised
on brass casters. Competent construction, very clean; tight grain fissure to top which
doesn’t distract. The brass casters have been replaced recently; ex-owner is looking for
the original. (Height: 40.5"; writing height: 31.5"; width: 24.5"; depth: 19")
A Rare & Fine Antique Federal Worktable, Medial Shelf,
Attributed to Judkins and Senter
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1800-1815
Mahogany, birch and white pine
The rectangular top with outset ovolo corners above a case containing two drawers, each crossbanded
and centering flame birch veneered panels with flanking reeded stiles continuing to tapered legs joined
by a medial shelf featuring a scalloped gallery and continuing to elongated feet below ring and reel turnings.
(Height: 30.25"; width: 19"; depth: 18.75")
Antique Worktable, Federal Period Schoolgirl Paint Decorated, Original Decoration
Massachusetts, circa 1821 (Drawer is signed and dated)
Curly maple and pine
The elegant and fashionable Federal lady’ s two-drawer worktable features a slightly projecting
top with ovolo-corners above a case containing two beaded drawers; the case is raised on
delicately tapered and finely turned ring, baluster, and spool legs terminating with peg-feet
beneath spool and compressed ball turning. The panels and drawer fronts are ornamented with
landscapes and classical ruins, each vignette centered by leafy floral border; a wonderful floral
and leaf garland spirals each leg. Closely related ornamentation is found on examples produced
at Mrs. Rawson’ s School, Boston Neck, Roxbury, and Newburyport, Massachusetts. For a
closely related, nearly identical table [and decoration by Elizabeth Perkins] see Woman’s
Painted Furniture 1790-1830 – American Schoolgirl Art by Betsy Krieg Salam, pp. 155-161.
(University Press of New England, 2010).
The decoration and surface are original and generally fine, there are no traces of decoration on
the top. The top drawer was originally fitted; partitions are missing; turned wooden pulls appear
to be early working-period replacements. The underside of one drawer displays script and a
charming sketch of a well-dressed family of four… quite likely done during the period. We can
read, “This was painted M.W. K_______ - Anno Domini 1821” Additional script is evident and
will require infrared photography enabling transcription.
(H: 28.5"; top: 21 by 16")
Worktable, Stand, Drop Leaf, Unusual Proportions, Bold Drop Finials
Early 19th Century
Maple and pine
The narrow top with shaped-corner leafs supported on draw-bars above case with drawer retaining original brass pull and four robust drop-finials; the case swivels on urn-turned column resting on spider legs. The surface appears to be original; top has a pretty much full coverage bloom. (H: 28.5", top: 24 by 20", top closed: 10.75 by 20")
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.
One Drawer Stand
Connecticut River Valley
The stand measures 27.5" in height, while the top measures 21.25 by 15.75".
Antique Paint Decorated One Drawer Stand
Pennsylvania, circa 1800
Black on bittersweet paint
The scrubbed top on plain beaded apron containing single overhanging thumb molded
short drawer joining splayed tapering legs featuring beaded outside corners.
Height: 28.75"; top: 21.25" x 17.75"
Antique Worktable, One-Drawer Stand,
Country Sheraton, Original Red Paint
New England, circa 1825
Excellent construction, nicely turned, great tomato soup red color
Overhanging square top with molded edge on plain apron containing single drawer;
the apron joining nicely proportioned turned legs on ball feet. Scattered paint losses to
top consistent with age and use.
(Height: 28.75”, top: 17.5” x 18”)
Antique, Country Serving or Hall Table,
Original Condition, Red Paint, White pine, birch
New England, circa 1810
The overhanging “D” shape top affixed to plain apron by multiple glue-blocks is raised
on square tapered legs; wood pegs secure the apron and legs. Wonderful old red
(H: 28.5”; top: 42 by 17.75”)
Antique Hepplewhite Table, Federal,
Molded Top, Double Splayed Tapered Legs
New England, Circa 1790
A delicate well proportioned table displaying good color and patina
Birch and Cherry
(Generally v. good condition, minor and extremely shallow light scratches to top that are easily remedied;
H: 27.5", top: 30.75 by 18")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Hepplewhite String Inlaid Side Table, Writing or Serving, Likely Southern
Possibly Eastern Virginia, Early 19th Century; unknown maker
Cherry, yellow pine - SOLD
This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested.
(H: 29.5”, W: 34”, D: 17”)
270-136 - SOLD
Basin Stand Attributed to John Seymour, Portland, Maine,
Circa 1784-1793 - SOLD
Mahogany back and bottom boards with mahogany, bird’s-eye-maple, and rosewood
veneers; white pine and maple glue blocks
The four-legged design predates Sheraton’s publication of three-legged examples.
narrow tambour door is centered by reeded faux tambour panels. The basin could be
stored within the cabinet and concealed when not in use by the hinged top. The top
edges of galley boards feature inlaid stringing lines having a repeating pattern of black
and white squares. Other features clearly link this piece to Seymour’s work and future
examples to be made in Boston by father and son…John and Thomas Seymour.
Literature: The Furniture masterworks of John & Thomas Seymour by Robert D.
Mussey Jr., pp. 186 & 187.
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"; top: 17.5 x 21.25".)
323-60 - SOLD
Federal Work Table, Stand, One Drawer, Paint Decorated, Fancy Paint
Circa 1820 to 1840
Maple, pine and basswood - SOLD
Superbly decorated rectangular top (vinegar grained, putty painted) on plain apron having single drawer retaining what appears to be original brass; raised on double tapered square legs. A similar example is published within Simple Forms and Vivid Colors by the Maine State Museum, pp. 42 and 43. Some scattered minor in-painting, mostly limited to edges. (H: 27.5"; top: 20.5 by 15.5")
532-32 - 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
Dressing Table, Original Paint, Original Brasses
Circa 1825 - SOLD
The scrolled back splash above single glove drawer above lower case containing single long drawer within plain apron raised on turned legs. This table remains in excellent condition, including its freehand and stenciled decoration against a yellow ground. (Height: 42"; width: 34.25"; depth: 17.5")
274-119 - SOLD
Table, Dressing Table, Original Paint, Small Size
Classic "State of Maine" Form
Early 19th Century
Fine Condition - SOLD
An outstanding dressing table in desirable dry surface; chrome yellow paint with green-banded trim, hand painted splat ornamentation. This small table features a scrolled backsplash above a pair of glove drawers; table top with shaped front corners is of generous proportion rests on a plain apron with single long drawer.
The table is raised on delicately turned legs; the block-receiving apron conforms to rounded deck corners; ring, tulip, and baluster turnings enhance the visual excitement of this outstanding table. The table remains in a most high state of originality.
Dimensions: height: 35.25" to top of back splash; 28.5" to top of table; width: 28"; depth: 15.75".
745-33 - SOLD