Chest of Drawers, State of Maine,
Original Paint and Decoration,
Rare White Paint
Stenciled and freehand decoration, green trim against a rare palate of white
With scrolled backboard featuring brass bosses, three short drawers on case of
containing projecting long drawer over three drawers below,
centered by turned columns continuing to vase and ring-turned legs on ball feet.
The blocks flanking projecting drawer are ornamented with ormolu mounts as are the column bases.
(Excellent original condition with minor fill limited to top-drawer;
Washstand, Basin Stand, Original Paint, Faux Graining, Clean and Bright
Pine and poplar
A faux bois paint-decorated washstand, possibly Pennsylvania, circa 1835-1845
The gallery top pierced for basin, shaped backsplash on plain apron raised on turned legs joining shelf above single drawer…resting on turned legs.
(Fine original condition; Height:35.75"; width: 22"; depth: 15")
19th C. Chair Table, Hutch Table
with Turned Legs & Drawer,
Flame Birch, Old Red, Wooden Wheels
New England, Circa 1800-1825ish’
Round tiptop raised on block and turned legs joined plain apron containing a single drawer.
(Wheels are worn flat, very good functional condition commensurate with age and use;
46 x 47 x 30")
Painted Card Table, a Rare and Fine Fancy Paint Decorated Sheraton Games Table
South Eastern, Massachusetts, Circa 1825
White pine, maple and butternut
The flamboyant carefully arranged decoration is original and remains in excellent condition.
The hinged rectangular top with rounded front corners is above a plain apron with ovolo front corners containing a single long drawer retaining original brasses.
The whole is raised on turned legs; back left being flying/rail leg. The table remains in very good original condition.
(H: 28”, top (closed): 36 by 17.75”; top (open): 35.5 by 36”)
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Washstand, Classical Basin Stand, Original Snappy Paint Decoration, Scrolling
New England, Possibly Maine, Circa 1815-1830
Great paint and decoration…height of the fancy period, a tour de force
White pine, birch and basswood
A Classical Sheraton paint-decorated chamber stand painted yellow and featuring bronze powder stenciled leafage with hand painted veining; other decoration painted by hand including eight-point stars, tendrils, baskets; undulating vines, arrows and fanciful flourishes. The scrolled splashboards above a top with basin cutout, lower shelf above single drawer. The whole raised on lovely turned feet displaying fancy decoration.
(Excellent condition; height: 37.25"; bowl height: 30.75"; width: 17.5"; depth: 15.5")
Ornamental Painters Samples, Windsor Chair Tablets, Original Paint, Lot of 5
Likely Pennsylvania, Anonymous, Mid-19th Century - SOLD
A demonstration of the decorator’s craft, both freehand and stenciled, paint and powder(Very good condition, four are decorated, one in green paint only; L: 18.5”, H: 4”, D: .5”)
707-59 - SOLD
Blanket Chest, Paint Decorated, Original Surface, Fine Condition
White pine, original turned wooden pulls, clean - SOLD
The rectangular lid with applied molding above a conforming case; box above drawer raised on cutout base. Bright brownish/red putty-rolled concentric circles ornament the front panel; full coverage vinegar decoration on all surfaces remains bright and fine. (Dimensions: 29" H, 34.25" W, 17" D.)
783-6 - SOLD
A Fine and Outstanding Nineteenth Century Fancy Painted Blanket Chest
Weymouth, Massachusetts, Attributed to Abiel White, Circa 1820 - SOLD
This important painted blanket chest perfectly demonstrates the kaleidoscope of motion and color favored during the early nineteenth century. The chest features a lift-top with applied half-round moldings above a deep storage compartment above two long-drawers retaining original brass hardware. The chest is raised on distinctive stylized cutout bracket feet; this same foot is found on numerous other case pieces by noted cabinetmaker-Abiel White. Construction techniques consistent with Abiel White’s work further confirm this attribution. The blanket chest is in excellent original condition including paint.
Literature: Illustrated in Harbor & Home; Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts 1710-1850, page 16, plate 2.6.
The chest was exhibited at Winterthur Museum, (Delaware) Spring 2009 and The Nantucket Whaling Museum Summer-Fall 2009.
(Dimensions: W: 36”, H: 36”, D: 17.25”)
270-134 - SOLD
Paint Decorated Dressing Table, Classic State of Maine, Original Surface
Circa 1825 to 1840
Maple, basswood, and pine - SOLD
Scrolled back splash featuring stenciled returns above tabletop having canted edges; plain apron contains single long-drawer; the whole raised on beautifully turned legs resting on ball feet. The entire table retains original black and red fancy grain paint in fine original condition. Replaced brass drawer pulls, all else fine and original. (Dimensions: 24.5" H, 31.25" W, 16" D.)
237-6 - SOLD
Chair, Youth's, Side Chair, Windsor, Fancy Painted
Original Surface History
Pennsylvania, Mid Atlantic Region
Circa 1810 to 1820 - SOLD
Stylistically, a very different piece of seating furniture, perhaps inspired by Baltimore tradition, yet with Pennsylvania elements; architecturally interesting-perhaps unique. The tablet-centered crest joining incised knop turned stiles having finials consisting of multiple ring-turned bands forming ball-like finials centering five bamboo and crease turned spindles; the center spindle features a medallion. The round cornered rectangular seat is dished and has an ornamental seat projection at front center; seats are raised on legs with ring turned bands under seat, down-weighted incised baluster above reverse baluster terminating with a knop above a small turned foot. The legs are joined by a delicate turned box stretcher. The chair is fancy grain painted in a style often found on central Pennsylvania pieces. The decorated surface is early and is found over original green paint. Other than typical paint losses the chair remains in great condition. (H: 29.75"; seat H: 14"; W: 13.5"; D: 14.75".)
547-5 - SOLD
Sideboard, Fancy Paint Decoration
The Height of The Fancy Period
A visual feast of motion and color - SOLD
This server imitating high style examples is competently constructed of poplar and white pine. The projecting top section is visually supported by a pair of fully turned columns; pair of short-drawers over a single long drawer each with appropriate matching period brass hardware above a pair of recessed panel doors; sides feature recessed panels. The case is raised on tapered rear feet and blocked front feet. It's all about the paint and architecture of the period; the decorated surface remains in outstanding original condition; excellent overall original condition; brasses are within original borings.
(H: 45"; W: 46.25"; D: 19 3/8".)
532-8 - SOLD
Blanket Chest, Painted
Circa 1810 1820 - SOLD
The rectangular lid with applied molding above deep well and two long drawers raised on tall shapely bootjack ends; the front joined by elegant drapery-like valenced bottom rail with half-round drop at center. Wide brush strokes of black paint within arched borders against field of red decorate the front; sides and lid with similar decoration. The brasses are replaced with all else fine. (H: 44.25"; W: 42.5"; D: 18.25".)
195-12 - SOLD
Set Of Six Windsor Dining Chairs
Shaped Tablet; stepped-down ends - SOLD
The top-rail with elevated crest panels ornamented by both hand and stenciled decoration above backswept posts and six spindles joined to solid shaped seats raised on faux bamboo turned legs joined by similarly turned box stretchers. The chairs are in very good original condition including painted surfaces. As depicted, minor losses and wear; some minor surface restoration to tablet of one chair. Also, one spindle is mended-otherwise all else fine. (Height: 35.5"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 15"; depth: 15.75".)
581-5 - SOLD
Blanket Chests, Fine Original Paint Decoration, Pair
Circa 1825 to 1835
Bold and clean, full coverage paint - SOLD
A crisp and bright pair of putty-painted six-board chests retaining fine original surface of burnt sienna; rectangular lids with applied beaded molding above deep-well raised on bootjack ends. Superb condition. (Dimensions: 25.25" H, 43.25" W, 18" D.)
935-1 - SOLD
White PAINTED DECORATED
Poplar - SOLD
Abstract decoration...wide sweeping undulating lines centering large dots done with dry brushstrokes of black against an oyster-white ground. The rectangular lid with applied molding above a conforming case of dovetail construction raised on an applied bracket base also of dovetail construction. The interior is complete with till having a molded edge; original hinges and paint. (Height: 21"; width: 38"; depth: 17.75".)
475-35 - SOLD
OUTSTANDING FORM AND PROPORTION
State Of Maine Washstand
Original faux graining and painted decoration
Circa 1815 - SOLD
The shaped splashboard with high scrolled crest and cyma-curved and scrolled ends is of dovetail construction and is ornamented with brass rosettes; and is above a shallow shelf above the top with basin cutout; also fitted for glasses. The chamber-stand is raised on finely turned delicate legs joined by the medial shelf fitted with full-width drawer of dovetail construction that retains its original brass pulls. The grain painted rosewood decoration, green banding, and yellow striping is original as is the bronze powder stenciled conch and oak leaf decoration with hand-painted tendrils on the backboard and drawer front; note the stencil star motif on inner side scrolls. Basswood and white pine. (Height: 42"; width: 19.5"; depth: 16".)
410-24 - SOLD
Outstanding Paint Decorated
Classical Dressing Table
Circa 1820 - SOLD
The rectangular mirror suspended from scrolled supports above side-by-side short drawers above the lower case containing a pair of larger drawers; the case raised on tall turned legs. The red and black faux grained surface is competently executed as is the exceptional gold gilt decoration. The mirror brass is original; drawer brasses are appropriate replacements.
(Height: 57.5"; width: 37.5"; depth: 20.5".)
333-93 - SOLD
Side chair with patriotic decoration
Circa 1830-1840 - SOLD
Maple, poplar, original painted decoration
This is a fine example of a classic early nineteenth century Pennsylvania plank seat, half-spindle-back side chair. However, the unusual ornamental treatment makes it especially noteworthy. American painted furniture with patriotic painted decoration is rare. As depicted, a spread-wing American eagle and crossed flags embellish the crest rail. Additional paint decoration on this piece includes black outlining on the back, seat, front stretcher and legs. The chair is published within Deborah Harding's, Stars and Stripes, Patriotic Motifs in American Folk Art, (New York: Rizzoli, 2002), p. 94.
The chair remains in a fine state of originality. (Height: 32"; seat height: 17.25"; width: 15.25"; depth: 19".)
210-154 - SOLD
Paint Decorated Dressing Table
Pine and basswood - SOLD
The scrolled backboard above a pair of short drawers above the single long drawer; the case raised on turned legs. The black and red grain painting displays wide brush strokes. Excellent condition, original turned pulls.
(Height: 37"; width: 31.5"; depth: 17".)
274-86 - SOLD