18th Century Spoon Rack, Elaborate Friesian Carving, Original Surface History
Hudson River Valley, possibly New Jersey
Wonderful early 19th century Spanish Brown over original green paint, dry patina
A swirl carved pinwheel surmounting the backboard featuring four rows of two
pinwheels centering compass stars, chip and gouge carved devices. Two tiers fitted for
five spoons affixed with rosehead and “T”-head nails. Fine condition.
(Height: 18.5"; width: 8.75")
Antique Wall Box in Original Dry Red Painted Surface, Two-Tier
New England, 19th Century
Graduated lap-joined boxes against an unusual backboard profile
(Height: 18.75"; width: 12.25"; depth: 7.5")
Antique Spoon Rack Above Cutlery or Candle Box, Original Surface History
America, Likely New England
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 Salt Box, Hanging, Original Blue-Green Paint on White Ground
Pennsylvania, Circa 1810-1830
A lovely small example…dovetail joinery, pierced high-domed backboard;
projecting lid featuring molded edges pivoting on wood pintle hinge; similarly
molded slightly projecting bottom.
(Fine condition: Height: 9"; width: 9.5"; depth: 6.75")
Antique Letterbox, Ash Burlwood, Wall-Mounting, Beautiful Color and Patina
Unknown Maker, American, 19th Century
Pierced backboard supporting pocket having canted front and cyma-recta sides.
(Fine condition; 9.25 x 14.25 x 5")
Pipe Box, Hanging, Shaped & Pierced Backboard, Drawer, Original Surface
Connecticut or Rhode Island, Circa 1770-1820
Cherry, pine and chestnut secondaries
Exquisite design featuring wonderfully shaped side and backboard joining thumb- molded front panel above thumb-molded drawer with brass pull. Ex Harry Hartman, Pam Boynton, AAAWT to private collection. (Tiny losses to corners of drawer face; minor restoration to bottom drawer bottom compensating wear, else fine; H: 22”, W: 5.75”, D: 5.25”)
Pipe Box, Federal,
Pierced Shaped Back, Shaped Side & Front Panels, Inlaid,
Fitted with Drawer
American, Circa 1790-1810
Walnut, pine secondary wood
Height: 19.75"; width: 5; depth: 4.75"
Pipe Box with Drawer,
Shell Carved, Red Painted Maple
Probably New Hampshire, Circa 1750 to 1800
An exceedingly rare form featuring lollipop top, shaped down-swept sides joining the shell-carved frontice; the pipe-well above molded drawer on projecting base.
(H: 17.5”; W: 7”; D: 3.5”.)
Small Wall Box, Chamfered Edges, Demilune Backboard, Crusty Old Green Paint
New England, 19th Century
Interior lined with conforming sheet iron pan, green paint is darkly oxidized
(Period green paint over first green; now oxidized; nearly black; 9 by 3.75 by 5.5")
Hanging Saltbox, Sloping Lid, Fitted with Two Compartments, Original Surface
Circa 1820 to 1860
The dovetailed case is fitted with two spice compartments; piece is clean
(Dimensions: H: 12.25"; W: 14.25": D: 7.5")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Wall Box, Folk Art Comb Box, Graduated and Layered Hearts, Original Paint
Anonymous, Late 19th Century
Spade shape, ogee fascia; carved orbs, notching & original nutmeg paint - SOLD
(15 by 7 by 2.5")
Antique Pipe Box, Outstanding Form and Red Painted Surface
Connecticut, Circa 1790 - SOLD
Maple and Poplar…a great example
A rare and unusual red painted scalloped sided example of great height and form. The tall
superbly shaped backboard continuing to quadruple lobed bottom terminus; the shaped sides
(reverse profile of lobes) joining molded front featuring ogee profile. The tobacco drawer
retains original brass pull. Terrific…very early red paint over original 18th century paint; fabulous
pigment displaying a dry patina at 100% coverage. The box is in generally fine condition with
only minor imperfection constant with age, loss of one lobe which can be expertly restored to
perfectly match; drawer bottom looks to be an old and common replacement; shrinkage crack
to bottom has been attended to. The presence of this pipe box renders the loss unobtrusive.
See Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 195-197 for an identical box by the same shop.
(Height: 21"; width: 7"; depth: 4.75")
Antique Wall Box with Mirror, Comb Box, Original Green Paint
American, Anonymous, 19th Century
White Pine - SOLD
Domed top over scalloped shoulder continuing to curvaceous stiles joining the mirror above triangular
pocket joining sloping sides; convex shaped bottom rail. Wonderful green paint displaying a robust patina.
(Fine condition, witness mark of small hook attached to lower side; height: 27.75"; width: 16.5"; depth: 3.5")
431-94 - SOLD
Wall Box, Original Paint, Soft Powder-Gray Greenish, Square Nailed, Lap Joinery
New England, 19th Century
White pine - SOLD
Tall arched backboard pierced for hanging, joined with many tiny rectangular headed finish nails and a few larger square nails. Very possibly a candle box.
(Height: 9.5"; width: 9.75"; depth: 8")
745-143 - SOLD
Small Wall Box, Pierced Lollipop Finial, Natural Finnish, Great Surface
New England, First-half 19th Century - SOLD
(6 x 5.5 x 7")
Scouring Scrub Box, Lollipop Hanger, New England, 19th Century, Square Nailed, Pine
(Tight shrinkage fissure to front panel; height: 17.25"; width: 5.5"; depth: 3.5")
1256-38 - SOLD
Candle Box in GREAT Surface,
Raised Panel Slide-lid, IHO - 1825
Fitted with a sliding lid carved with raised panel; the case with applied and integral molded edge. The backboard continuing to a fabulously shaped crest pierced for hanging. (Small imperfection to lower back corner, minor and few beetle borings;
Best oxidized salmon/red paint. Height:17"; width: 7.25"; depth: 3.25")
Hanging Wall Box, Candle Box, Original Painted Surface History
American, 19th Century
Butternut - SOLD
Domed backboard with ogee returns, dovetail joined case featuring applied molding at base; thin robin’s egg blue overpainted in oyster shell white; lovely dry patina.
(Very good condition; Base affixed with early type out-of-round waffle head nails; H: 9”, W: 12.5”, D: 7.75”)
532-88 - SOLD
Pipe Box, with Drawer, Original Surface
Connecticut, Connecticut River Valley
Cherry, dry patina - SOLD
The tall shaped back is pierced for hanging and is down sloping to where it is joined to also down sloping sides; triple lobed front profile. Minor imperfections include replacement of side molding at base. (20.25" H, 6" W, 5" D)
240-196 - SOLD
Paint Decorated Wall Box, Candle Box, Original Surface
Broad brush strokes in black and red paint - SOLD
(Wear consistent with age; good paint coverage on box, thinning on domed backboard; no repair; H: 10.25", W: 12", D: 6.75")
532-49 - SOLD
Pipe Box, Stamped Spooner, Original Paint Decoration, Red and Yellow
New England, Possibly Worcester County
The base stamped twice, SPOONER - SOLD
Pierced Lollipop above slopping shoulders surmount backboard above hinged slant lid centered by cantilevered and bowed pipe storage brackets; all above a foil-on-paper lined cavity for tobacco storage. Simple lap-joinery, excellent original condition; (H: 20.75", W: 8.25", D: 6.25").
691-18 - SOLD
Candle Box, Wall Box, Canted Lid, Breadboard Ends, Original Lipstick Red Paint
A rare small size remaining in fine original condition, great surface - SOLD
(H: 4.5"; W: 12 1/8"; D: 6")
1008-3 - SOLD
Hanging Box and Spoon Rack, Carved, Outstanding and Rare
New England, probably Piscataqua region
White pine (by analysis)
An elaborate manifestation of "Friesian" Carving by a New England Artisan
White pine - SOLD
One of only a few extant examples of "Friesian" carved objects of 18th- century New England origin; many surviving similarly carved spoon-racks and boxes are assigned to Pennsylvania, New York, and Mid-Atlantic shop traditions. This hanging box may be the most elaborate of only a small number of New England examples.
The strong regional association of the hanging box is reinforced by its unusual iconography. A stylized representation of a pine tree appears on either side of the central section of the back-board. A similar motif is rendered in paint on the facade of a first quarter 18th-century board-chest from Hampton, New Hampshire, and formerly in the collection of Nina Fletcher Little, (Little by Little, p. 194, fig. 257). This chest and a group of related objects all from Hampton are ornamented with painted rosettes related to the carvings ornamenting this wall box.
A white pine board-chest in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is carved with vertical bands of "Friesian" ornament at its outer edges that resemble the faceted serrations of the hanging box. See American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Early Colonial Period: The Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles, pp. 217 and 218, number 91.
A white pine box illustrated in American Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection, vol. II, no. 731 is carved with "Friesian" motifs similar to those that appear on the hanging box.
At least one other hanging box probably made by the Hampton shop survives; a lidded example displaying a similar vocabulary of "Friesian" motifs is in the collection of Historic Deerfield and illustrated in Furniture of Historic Deerfield, p. 283, figure 569.
A relatively fragile object intended for a utilitarian purpose, the hanging box survives in a relatively intact state. The wall-box appears to have been originally pigmented with a thin red wash; probably in the 19th-century, a second coat of green paint was applied; now worn substantially, revealing the earlier red beneath. At some time before the application of the green paint, three original spoon rests were removed and lost. In its current state two rests are professionally restored. (H: 25.5"; W: 12.75"; D: 6.5")
843-187 - SOLD
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Comb Box Wall Pocket, Folk Art, Original Paint Decoration
Late 19th Century
Poplar, square nailed - SOLD
(H: 24.5"; W: 13.25"; D: 3.25")
505-48 - SOLD
Comb Box Wall Pocket, Mirror, Folk Art, Original Paint Decoration
Late 19th Century
Poplar, this example with mirror - SOLD
(H: 20"; W: 13"; D: 3")
505-49 - SOLD
Wall Box, Hanging Candle Box, Dovetailed, Old Green paint
Pierced dome shaped hanger above rectangular box; old green or red paint
Pine and poplar - SOLD
Two small out-of-round knot-pins in base, great condition and surface
(H: 5"; W: 12"; D: 4.5")
336-106 - SOLD
Wall Box, Original Paint and Decoration
Circa 1890 to 1920
An inspired effort featuring lively profile and vibrant paint - SOLD
Fine condition. Dimensions: 11.5" H, 10" W, 4.25" D.
428-8 - SOLD
Display Case, Painted, Chip Carved and Scalloped Galley - SOLD
Dimensions: 11 5/8" H, 7 5/8" W, 4.25" D.
348-215 - SOLD
Late 18th to early 19th century - SOLD
As depicted, a rare wall box having three canted and molded pockets beneath a rounded top. Simple construction; handmade nails and wonderful paint.
(Height: 18 inches; width: 5 inches; depth: 2.25 inches.)
578-3 - SOLD
Wall Box, Candle Box, Original Surface, Lollipop Backboard
Early 19th century
Pine, thinning red paint, scrubbed surface - SOLD
Rectangular canted box with pierced lollipop shaped backboard.
(H: 13.75"; W: 12.75"' D: 6.75")
912-190 - SOLD
Candle Box, Table Box, Large Size, Original Red
Circa 1800 to 1840
White pine - SOLD
Slide lid with raised chamfered panel set within dovetail constructed case. (Fine condition; 22.75" by 16" by 5.5".)
424-84 - SOLD