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Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England


Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England, entire view 1

White Pine
Green-painted…a large shaped and carved spoon rack with box, the shaped back
featuring prominently arched crest supporting three slotted racks fitted for eighteen
spoons, the box is of dovetail joinery. It appears that during the boxes early working life
it was overpainted black…now worn and scrubbed revealing original green paint. In very
good original condition with one minor imperfection that does not distract; back inside
corner of dovetailed box (proper right) is missing a wedge of wood due to shrinkage and
resistance against nail; a tin make-do strap was affixed to the outside corner with tiny
square headed nails. The box displays very well.
(Height: 26.75"; width: 13.5"; depth: 5.5")


Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England, entire view 2

Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England, entire view 3

Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England, entire view 4

Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England, entire view 5

Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England, entire view 6

Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England, entire view 7

Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England, detail view 1

Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England, detail view 2

$4,800.00

745-160




Victorian Carved, Molded Marquetry Gentleman’s Desk Cabinet, Dressing Box
Unknown maker…mixed woods including solid walnut and burl veneers
American, circa 1875


Victorian Carved, Molded Marquetry Gentleman’s Desk Cabinet, Dressing Box, entire view 1

The crown molded marquetry top opens to reveal a mirror within molded frame featuring gilt liner;
a pair of swing-out side-by-side drawers having burl walnut veneered sides within walnut frieze…
molded fielded panel drawer fronts above a pair of swing-out paneled doors hung on hinges display
American shields. The left door is fitted with three swingout drawers; opposite door fitted
with a cabinet. The interior contains a shelf above two pair of side-by-side drawers above a row
of three short drawers and a baize covered writing slope; the whole raised on molded Marlboro feet.
The cabinet doors are fitted with a lock and sliding brass doorkeeper. Very good condition,
missing keyhole escutcheon which we can restore;
height: 20"; width: 20.25"; depth: 12".


Victorian Carved, Molded Marquetry Gentleman’s Desk Cabinet, Dressing Box, top view

Victorian Carved, Molded Marquetry Gentleman’s Desk Cabinet, Dressing Box, entire view 2

Victorian Carved, Molded Marquetry Gentleman’s Desk Cabinet, Dressing Box, entire view 3

Victorian Carved, Molded Marquetry Gentleman’s Desk Cabinet, Dressing Box, entire view 4

$1,450.00

290-31




Fine Antique Brass Bound Portable Writing Desk, Outstanding Wood, by Fisher
Signed: FISHER 188 STRAND, 19th Century, Best Coromandel & Mahogany
London


Fine Antique Brass Bound Portable Writing Desk, Outstanding Wood, by Fisher 
Signed: FISHER 188 STRAND, 19th Century, Best Coromandel & Mahogany 
London, entire view 1

The Strand connects London to Trafalgar Square, one of the most expensive fashionable shopping
districts during the 19th century. The writing slopes are lined with original gold embossed leather and
feature a slide-lock; the tooling is very fine. Within the beaded fitted interior is a removeable pen tray
under which is provision for storage; centering the tray are compartments containing a colorless glass
ink bottle with silver plated lid; two additional compartments, one lidded. Contained within a
compartment is a rare Bery’s Patent cylindrical match box, a light case of exotic wood having inset rough
sandpaper bottom for striking matches still contained within. The box is fitted with a patented Brahma
lock [used on high quality boxes during the period] which is stamped BRAHMAS PATENT and displays three crowns.
(Exceptionally fine condition; 15.75" x 9.5" x 5")


Fine Antique Brass Bound Portable Writing Desk, Outstanding Wood, by Fisher 
Signed: FISHER 188 STRAND, 19th Century, Best Coromandel & Mahogany 
London, entire view 2

Fine Antique Brass Bound Portable Writing Desk, Outstanding Wood, by Fisher 
Signed: FISHER 188 STRAND, 19th Century, Best Coromandel & Mahogany 
London, entire view 3

Fine Antique Brass Bound Portable Writing Desk, Outstanding Wood, by Fisher 
Signed: FISHER 188 STRAND, 19th Century, Best Coromandel & Mahogany 
London, brand detail

Fine Antique Brass Bound Portable Writing Desk, Outstanding Wood, by Fisher 
Signed: FISHER 188 STRAND, 19th Century, Best Coromandel & Mahogany 
London, label detail

$1,150.00

259-54




Antique, Portable Writing Desk, Campaign Lap Desk, Labeled: John Stiles, Philadelphia
John Stiles (1828-1833)
Round label reads: PORTABLE DESK AND DRESSING CASE MANUFACTURER
NO. 89 So. Second St. Opposite the Bank of Pennsylvania, PHILADA


Antique, Portable Writing Desk, Campaign Lap Desk, Labeled: John Stiles, Philadelphia
John Stiles (1828-1833), entire view 1

A brass bound mahogany writing box having vacant brass escutcheon on top; brass lock escutcheon;
brass pin within interior can be released to open side drawer. The fitted interior features a pivoting pen
tray beneath which is a storage area; other compartments…one lidded. The writing slopes retain
original green baize.
(19.75" x 10” x 7")


Antique, Portable Writing Desk, Campaign Lap Desk, Labeled: John Stiles, Philadelphia
John Stiles (1828-1833), entire view 2

Antique, Portable Writing Desk, Campaign Lap Desk, Labeled: John Stiles, Philadelphia
John Stiles (1828-1833), entire view 3

$685.00

1187-46




Antique Trinket Box, Recessed Panels, Original Surface, Mustard and Red Unknown Maker and History…hardwood The interior and base are fugitive blue, now black; woven tape tab


Antique Steeple Top Reel Stand and Work Box, Early 20th Century, angle view

(very slight cupping to lid, else fine and original; Height: 1.5"; width: 6"; depth: 3")

Antique Steeple Top Reel Stand and Work Box, Early 20th Century, angle view

$445.00

1299-4

 




Steeple Top Reel Stand and Work Box, Thread Holder Surmounting Two Drawers
American, early 20th century
Walnut and cigar box mahogany secondary wood


Antique Steeple Top Reel Stand and Work Box, Early 20th Century, angle view

A unique, two-drawer sewing stand. The spire, centered by small conforming accommodates sixteen small thread spools. The case, containing two working drawers features projecting top and base moldings; wonderful color and patina.
(H: 18"; W: 9.5"; D: 5.5")

$600

1032-188


Antique Steeple Top Reel Stand and Work Box, Early 20th Century, entire view



Small Dome top Shagreen Covered Box, Contains Coins, Brass Hardware
Anonymous, Likely 18th Century


Antique Small Dome Top Shagree Covered Box Containing Coins, 18th Century, angle view with coins

(Minor imperfections to interior; 2 by 1.75 by 1”)

$235

424-297


Antique Small Dome Top Shagree Covered Box Containing Coins, 18th Century, open view



A Period American William & Mary Tabletop Box, Original Surface, Bible, Writing
New England, Early 18th Century


A Period American William & Mary Tabletop Box, Original Surface, Bible, Writing
New England, Early 18th Century, entire view 1

Rare small size, bible/valuables box in great surface featuring gouge carved vertical corners & lid sides.
The cleated rectangular lid retains original snipe hinges and wrought iron lock hasp [strap], the case and
bottom are of simple lap construction.
(H: 6"; W: 17.25"; D: 12.75")


A Period American William & Mary Tabletop Box, Original Surface, Bible, Writing
New England, Early 18th Century, scale view

A Period American William & Mary Tabletop Box, Original Surface, Bible, Writing
New England, Early 18th Century, entire view 2

A Period American William & Mary Tabletop Box, Original Surface, Bible, Writing
New England, Early 18th Century, entire view 3

A Period American William & Mary Tabletop Box, Original Surface, Bible, Writing
New England, Early 18th Century, entire view 4

A Period American William & Mary Tabletop Box, Original Surface, Bible, Writing
New England, Early 18th Century, corner detail

A Period American William & Mary Tabletop Box, Original Surface, Bible, Writing
New England, Early 18th Century, lid detail

A Period American William & Mary Tabletop Box, Original Surface, Bible, Writing
New England, Early 18th Century, hinge detail

$6,200.00

287-73




Writing Box, Paint Decorated in Red, Yellow, Black, and Gold Gilt on Green over Blue
American, Early 19th Century; poplar


Antique Paint Decorated Writing Box with Red, Yellow and Black Decoration, 19th Century, angle view

(Looks like the box was painted blue and soon thereafter it was decorated unless the blue is a basecoat, nonetheless, the paint is very old; 10.75 by 7.5 by 4.5”)

$1.825

532-102


Antique Paint Decorated Writing Box with Red, Yellow and Black Decoration, 19th Century, entire view
Antique Paint Decorated Writing Box with Red, Yellow and Black Decoration, 19th Century, open view
Antique Paint Decorated Writing Box with Red, Yellow and Black Decoration, 19th Century, with ruler for scale



Bible Box, Tabletop Box, Probably Eastern Massachusetts or Connecticut
Circa 1680 to 1700, Carved White Oak, Yellow Pine Lid and Base SOLD


Antique Tabletop Bible Box, Eastern Massachusetts, Circa 1680 to 1700, angle view 1

The rectangular lid, hung from original wooden pintle-hinges, features notched side borders and is scratch-molded at its front edge. The lid is fitted to a conforming case with notched (chip carved) front corners on a projecting molded base. Original lockplate remains intact; nice old color with good patina.
(H: 8”, Case W: 17.25”, Case D: 13.5”)

SOLD

287-69


Antique Tabletop Bible Box, Eastern Massachusetts, Circa 1680 to 1700, angle view 2
Antique Tabletop Bible Box, Eastern Massachusetts, Circa 1680 to 1700, open view
Antique Tabletop Bible Box, Eastern Massachusetts, Circa 1680 to 1700, with ruler for scale
Antique Tabletop Bible Box, Eastern Massachusetts, Circa 1680 to 1700, lock detail



Brass Bound Leather Covered Camphor Wood Chest
Chinese Export
Circa 1820
Rectangular hinged lid with close nailed decoration and side carrying handles


Brass Bound Leather Covered Camphor Wood Chest

Chinese Export

Circa 1820, entire view

Minor imperfections to leather, functional and attractive
(H: 19.5"; W: 41.75": D: 21")

$1,465

605-89




Box, Folk Art, Chip Carved


Box, Folk Art, Chip Carved, entire view

Executed in similar form to American Cigar Box Art.
Dutch, with names handsomely carved on inner lid.
(H: 5"; W: 9.5"; D: 6.75")

$425

1032-7




Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration, SOLD
Pennsylvania, Second Half 19th Century
Stenciled butterflies, birds perched on leafy branches laden with fruits; top features urns with floral devices and rosebuds centered by a band of red hearts; all against a field of yellow. Carved and pierced handle fitted to locking lid. Nice old patina


Cake Box, Bentwood Donut Box, Original Paint and Decoration,

Pennsylvania, Second Half 19th Century, entire view

(As depicted, wood loss to rim edge, else fine; H: 10"; diameter: 14")

1111-12 SOLD




Country Tabletop Desk Box, Slant Lid, Original Blue Paint, Dry Patina
New England, 18th to Early 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Country Tabletop Desk Box with Slant Lid, 19th Century, angle view

(Missing lock, otherwise good; H: 13.75", W: 23.5", D: 23.25")

1002-216 - SOLD




Country Store Lift Top Display Box, Great Original Red Paint, Glazed
Repurposed Slide Lid Box, Likely 19th Century Mercantile Use
Wonderful New England Frugality - SOLD


Antique Country Store Lift Top Box with Glazed Glass Panels, 19th Century, angle view

(Excellent condition and surface; great color; 7.25 by 9.25 by 12")

201-421 - SOLD




Bible Box, Pilgrim Century, Carved, Likely Original Surface
New England, Circa 1680
White Pine and Oak, hinged cleating system - SOLD


Bible Box, New England, Circa 1680, Carved Decoration, angle view

Initialed "RI" above incise-carved circular devices (four hearts entwined) joined by incised square; this carving is centered by similar carving overlaid with compartmentalized grid within diamond shape centered by vertically carved saw tooth composition at ends of front panel. The slightly projecting lid with molded edge retains original pintle hinges and is above projecting base with canted edges. Literature: Pictured in Luther, The Hadley Chest, plate 62; copy will accompany box.
(Excellent original condition; Dimensions: 8" high by 24" wide by 16.25" deep)

1122-1 - SOLD




Chinese Export Fan in Lacquered Box, Landscape and Figures, Brilliant Color
Hand painted, carved wood, paper and silk, gilt decorated black lacquer - SOLD


Chinese Export Fan in Lacquered Box, Landscape and Figures, Brilliant Color

Hand painted, carved wood, paper and silk, gilt decorated black lacquer, entire view

(Dimensions: 1.75" H, 12.5" L, 2.25" D.)

414-33 - SOLD




Box, Spruce Gum, Book Form, Chip Carved
Probably 18th Century
America
Stained Birch
Intricate carving, urn, hearts, love knot, basket and spandrels - SOLD


Box, Spruce Gum, Book Form, Chip Carved

Probably 18th Century, entire view

Minor corner loss, else fine (5.5 by 2.5 by 1.25")

424-163 - SOLD




Tabletop Desk Box, Fitted Interior, Original Red Paint
Connecticut
Circa 1830
Cherry, clean, with rare cubbyholes and drawers - SOLD


Tabletop Desk Box, Fitted Interior, Original Red Paint

Connecticut

Circa 1830, entire view

(H: 10.25"; W: 25.75"; D: 18")

707-34 - SOLD




Folk Art Mail Box, Carved and Painted
Late 19th Century
America
Whitaker - SOLD


Folk Art Mail Box, Carved and Painted

Late 19th Century, entire view

Domed profiles centering stylized carved finial above canted mail slot; conforming case features hinged door with diamond shape glazing; original lock.
Original red paint with off-white and green painted trim, the green oxidized to near-black. Fine condition. (Dimensions: 12.5" H, 6.5" W, 3.75" D.)

431-70 - SOLD




Box, Carved and Painted, Tabletop with Double Tills, Original Paint
Continental
Circa 1700
Pine and oak, wood peg joinery, retains key - SOLD


Box, Carved and Painted, Tabletop with Double Tills, Original Paint

Continental

Circa 1700, entire view

The overhanging top with fielded carved panel retains original wrought iron handle and is mounted on strap hinges; dovetailed case with similar panels features a pair of lidded tills and is raised on projecting molding resting on compressed-ball feet. Outstanding original condition, best patina.
(Dimensions: 8.25" H, 12.5" W, 8.5" D.)

946-12 - SOLD




Music Box, Veneered Case, Ten Tune
Swiss
Third Quarter 19th Century
Jacots Safety Check, M.F. 1816 Changer
Marching through Georgia, Star Spangled Banner, among other classics - SOLD


Music Box, Veneered Case, Ten Tune

Swiss

Third Quarter 19th Century

Jacots Safety Check, M.F. 1816 Changer, entire view

Single comb lever-wind movement with 9" cylinder; lid with chromolithograph tune card handwritten with the titles of ten airs.
Dimensions: 6.5" H, 19.75" W, 9" D.

423-16 - SOLD




Bible Box, Tabletop Box, Scratch Carved, Spanish Brown
Glastonbury, Connecticut
Circa 1690 to 1710 - SOLD


Bible Box, Tabletop Box, Scratch Carved, Spanish Brown

Glastonbury, Connecticut

Circa 1690 to 1710, entire view

Lid appears to have been reduced in depth by less than 1-inch; wear to snipe hinge piercing was probably compromised necessitating modification.
The wooden pintle hinge system is very nice; retrofitting probably done during the boxes early working life. Other imperfections are few, and minor.
(26.5 by 17 3/8 by 8")

956-5 - SOLD




Barrister's Wig, Stand and Tin Case
By Ravenscroft Law, Wig and Robe Maker
Lincolns Inn, London
Mr. Registrar Parker
19th Century - SOLD




Barrister's Wig, Stand and Tin Case

By Ravenscroft Law, Wig and Robe Maker

Lincolns Inn, London

Mr. Registrar Parker

19th Century, entire view

White horse hair wig with original black tole box and stand; box is hand painted in gold; wig with owners and makers label. Fine condition.
(Case dimensions: 10.5" H, 8.75" W, 9.25" D.)

690-3 - SOLD




Coffee Bin, Store Counter Tin, Bower and Bartlett's Coffee, Lithograph
Boston, Massachusetts
1875 to 1900
Blue Ribbon Coffee Counter Tin, Favorite Boston Coffees (Hinged lid) - SOLD


Coffee Bin, Store Counter Tin, Bower and Bartlett's Coffee, Lithograph

Boston, Massachusetts

1875 to 1900, entire view

Fine condition (Dimensions: 17.25" H, 19.25" W, 14.5" D.)

647-68 - SOLD




Band Box, Wallpaper, Oval, White Flowers on Blue Ground
America
Circa 1825 to 1845 - SOLD


Band Box, Wallpaper, Oval, White Flowers on Blue Ground

America

Circa 1825 to 1845, entire view

Large oval box covered with a floral design featuring white blossoms highlighted with red, yellow, and brown against a blue ground; the lid similarly papered. Box top shows in use wear.
Dimensions: 11.25" H, 16.5" W, 13" D.

336-43 - SOLD




Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation
Wallpapered Interior with Original Maker's Label
Daniel Watson, Saddler, Trunk and Harness Maker
Keene, New Hampshire
Early 19th Century
Initialed SH - SOLD


Trunk, Hide Covered, Brass Tack Ornamentation

Wallpapered Interior with Original Maker's Label

Daniel Watson, Saddler, Trunk and Harness Maker

Keene, New Hampshire

Early 19th Century, entire view

A superbly decorated box with hide covering, original lock, and brass hardware; the wire hinges were compromised and are retrofitted with lovely small brass strap hinges. Daniel Watson, a saddler, leather fire bucket maker; manufacturer of military goods, and one of the principal stockholders of the New Hampshire Glass Factory was a successful and prominent citizen of Keen; he died in 1837.
Dimensions: 6.25" H, 15" W, 8.75" D.

270-90 - SOLD



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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