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Settle Bench, George III,
Fielded Panels, Great Color and Patina
Cheshire/South Lancashire, circa 1770
Oak, mortise and tenon joints are entirely pegged

Molded canted back support featuring five arched fielded panels; stiles continuing to tapering rear legs; down-swept arms with scrolled handholds raised on block and baluster turned front supports. The cabriole legs joining front and side rails are joined by mortise and tenon. Interior of original seat frame has been retrofitted; interior rail added to secure seat webbing.
(Height: 40.5"; seat height: 16.75"; length: 72"; depth: 27")



Fire Screen, Queen Anne Pole Screen,
Mahogany, Embroidered Floral Panel
Possibly American, Circa 1760

Fire Screen, Queen Anne Pole Screen,

Mahogany, Embroidered Floral Panel

Possibly American, Circa 1760

Profile portrait miniature of a woman in a black dress; the subject bust-length, with white collar wears tortoise shell combs. Profile portrait miniature of a gentleman; the subject bust-length, with sideburns and a blue coat and striped collar. The works housed within gilt frame with a gold leaf and black eglomise glass mat with oval openings by Linda Abrams.
Frame: 7.75" x 5.5"; view: 6.5" x 4".

Rufus Porter, Double Profile Portraits of Husband & Wife,

Watercolor Miniatures



Wagon Seat, Ladderback Armchair, Capped Front Posts, Original Salmon-Red Paint New England, circa 1800

A good country turned, six-splat early double buggy seat, the splats joining large posts having cone shaped finials; Turned armrests joining capped front posts; six legs joined by double-box stretchers. The woven splint seat is original and is compromised at front rail; easily remedied with custom pillow having a conforming wood insert that rests on rails…attractive and functional without removing original seat splint. We have done many and will be pleased to manage project for you.
(Hand caps are worn, else fine and original; Height: 33.25"; seat height: 17"; width: 37"; depth: 18")





Herb Drying Rack, Clothes, Bedding, Best Dry Natural Patina & Construction, Signed Hinges New England, 19th Century
Six stiles featuring canted terminuses’ joining nine mortice, tenoned & pegs rails; matching hinges signed CLARKS. Very dry and rich patina to white pine wood.

(Height: 35.75"; width fully extended: 59.5"…this is the one to own)




Federal Pole Screen, Adjustable Shield Form Fire Screen, Tripod Base, Scrolled Feet on Orbs American, Cira 1800-1815 Mahogany

The acorn finial above shield-shaped (vacant) screen on turned support; scrolled base resting on little ball feet. (Fine condition; height: 40.5, width: 15”)



Wall Hanging Shelf, Scalloped and Lobed Stiles and Crest, Walnut, Old Surface
Pennsylvania, 19th Century
A lovely example featuring great shaping and enclosed back

Antique Wall Hanging Shelf with Scalloped and Lobed Stiles and Crest in Old Surface, 19th Century, angle view 1

(Very good condition; dado shelf joints should be glued, else fine. 36 by 34 by 8")



Antique Wall Hanging Shelf with Scalloped and Lobed Stiles and Crest in Old Surface, 19th Century, angle view 2

Best Blue Painted Pewter Rack, Great Form and Surface, Fine Original Condition

Antique Blue Painted Pewter Rack in Fine Original Condition, angle view

Dado and dovetail joined case, molded rails dovetailed to lobes
Likely Pennsylvania; early!
(50" by 52" by 6")



Antique Blue Painted Pewter Rack in Fine Original Condition, entire view
Antique Blue Painted Pewter Rack in Fine Original Condition, scalloping detail
Antique Blue Painted Pewter Rack in Fine Original Condition, surface detail

William and Mary Joint Stool, 18th Century, Unusual Small Size
Cherry and maple

Antique William and Mary Join Stool in Unusal Small Size, 18th Century, angle view

Square top on plain apron with molded edge on raked block and baluster turned legs resting on bun feet joined by medial stretcher. This item just in, please call if interested. (Top is replaced, other minor imperfections; 16.5 by 11 by 11”)



Antique William and Mary Join Stool in Unusal Small Size, 18th Century, top detail

Polychrome Enamel and Brass Mirror Supports, England, Early 19th Century

Antique Pair of Enamel and Brass Mirror Supports, 19th Century, pair view

(L: 2.5”, diameter: 1.5”)



Shoeshine Seat and Foot Rest for Shoe Shine, Articulated, Wheels Left to Right
Robb's – Bellefontaine, Ohio, First Quarter 20th Century
Wonderfully tooled leather seat on wood form, upholstery tacks, cast iron

Antique Set of Six Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs, Connecticut, Circa 1770 to 1790, angle view

(Good condition commensurate with age and use; 27 x 12")



Antique Queen Anne Side Chair with Shell Carved Crest and Knees, Circa 1750, entire view
Antique Queen Anne Side Chair with Shell Carved Crest and Knees, Circa 1750, crest detail
Antique Queen Anne Side Chair with Shell Carved Crest and Knees, Circa 1750, crest detail

Yarn Winder; Clock Reel, Best Original Blue Paint, Inked Paper Dial, Pewter Hand
New England Spinner's Weasel, Circa 1820ish
Exquisite design, masterful craftsmanship; art and utility combined

(Excellent original condition; H: 44.5"; W: 25.25"; D: 11")



Worktable, Stand, Drop Leaf, Unusual Proportions, Bold Drop Finials
Early 19th Century
New England
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")



Hanging Wall Shelf with Whale Ends, Mahogany
New England, Circa 1820ish

Antique Hanging Wall Shelf with Whale Ends, New England, Circa 1820ish, angle view 1

Four graduated shelves within dovetailed case, nice patina
(Excellent condition; H: 30.5”, W: 24”, D: 7.5”)



Antique Hanging Wall Shelf with Whale Ends, New England, Circa 1820ish, angle view 2

Tie Backs
Sold separately

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.
(Diameter: 2")

Tie Back, Cloak Pin, Mirror Knob, Commodore Truxton
Extremely Rare
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.
$425 593-56

Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

Sugar Chest, Sheraton, Wide Rectangular Form, Original Surface Probably Kentucky, Unknown Maker, Circa 1830 White walnut (Butternut) with poplar secondary wood - SOLD

The rectangular lid with cleated ends (breadboard) having applied moldings and retaining original butt-hinges above a conforming case of mortise and tenon joinery; the whole on nicely turned legs resting on ball-feet; legs and stiles integral. The once divided interior retains four original guides that received the dividing panel which is missing. The surface is darkly oxidized and uniform; pigment on top is worn at center and has a white ring stain (we have a quote to restore and expertly blend), else fine. (H: 30"; W: 39"; D: 17")

1255-7 - SOLD

Wall Shelf, Early Pewter Shelf,
Original Red, Great Stile Profiles
New England, circa 1800-1820 SOLD

A scarcely encountered display piece featuring scalloped and lobed profile…original red in dry patina dado joinery.
(very good original condition: 42.5” x 51.25” x 7.75”)



Yarn Winder, Period Hepplewhite, Art & Utility Combined, Original Surface, Carved,
Probably Massachusetts, circa 1800
Maple displaying some figure SOLD

A graphic example competently joined, the dovetailed gear box/frame joined to standard featuring urn with carved and tapered flutes…the whole raised on well-arched tapered spider-legs. This piece appears to retain its original all-over stain. (Fine original condition; Height: 39.25"; width: 26.5"; depth:16.5")


Chippendale Slate Top Mixing Table, Housatonic Valley, Original Red Surface
Massachusetts or Connecticut, 18th Century
Maple, birch and white pine - SOLD

Antique Chippendale Slate Top Mixing Table in Original Red Surface, 18th Century, angle view

The moldings securing slate top are secured by rarely encountered corner joints of Chinese tradition. This piece is from a very old Berkshires collection; it was found in the Berkshires and was likely made there. (H: 33"; W: 42"; D: 21")
Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion.

410-144 - SOLD

Wall Hanging Country Shelves in Gray Paint, Scalloped Sides, Three Tier
New England, 19th Century
A nice rural example, dado joinery, horizontal cleat for hanging - SOLD

Antique Wall Hanging Country Shelves in Gray Paint and Scalloped Sides, 19th Century, angle view 1

(31 by 7")

532-107 - SOLD

Windsor Foot Stool, Original Yellow Paint
New England, Early 19th Century
Circular top on splayed-turned legs joined by stretchers - SOLD

Windsor Foot Stool in Original Yellow Paint, Early 19th Century, angle view

(Full height, tight joinery, scrubbed seat, thinning paint; H: 10.5")

1079-3 - SOLD

Dry Sink with Galley, Short Drawers and Cupboard Beneath, Mustard Paint
19th Century; high back featuring shaped ends - SOLD

Antique Dry Sink with Galley in Mustard Paint, 19th Century, angle view

A country yellow-painted dry sink having a shaped gallery above a shelf flanked by two drawers over an open basin and pair of paneled cupboard doors; early mustard yellow over white paint; wonderful surface. (Some typical unevenness to feet, easily adjusted with shims or we are pleased to manage restoration at buyer’s expense. H: 46.75”, W: 52”, D: 19”)

492-161 - SOLD

Decanter Box, Liquor, Three Mold Blown Decanter Bottles, Rosewood, Brass
Interior Lined with Brushed Cotton, Baize Lined Baize, Brass Escutcheon
19th Century; very good condition, complete with stoppers and key - SOLD

(H: 8.75"; W: 10.75"; D: 4")

604-40 - SOLD

Emancipation Proclamation Dedication Shelf and Carte de Visite Frame
Unknown Maker
January 1st 1863
Walnut - SOLD

Pierced and scrolled lyre-back centering paper scroll on arrow displaying carved date of the Emancipation Proclamation flanked by broken slave chains; also CDV frame surmounted with laurel wreath and "C" scrolls; folding shelf above shield centered by flags. Condition consistent with age and delicacy; shrinkage cracks to scrolls, frame, and wreath have been glued and await the attention of an expert.
(H: 18.75"; W: 11.25"; D: 6.25")

232-293 - SOLD

American Etagere, Four Tiers, One Drawer, Turned Legs, Brass Castors, Nice Color
Probably Boston, Mahogany, 1825 - SOLD

Antique American Etagere with Four Tiers and One Drawer, 1825, angle view

(Very good condition; H: 60.75”, W: 18”, D: 18”)

1138-3 - SOLD

Dry Sink, High Back, Upper Shelf, Three Paneled Doors, Three Drawers, Painted
Likely Pennsylvania, Second Half 19th Century
A fine grain painted poplar dry sink, two drawers over open basin; three cupboard doors and drawer beneath; original grain pant, cutout feet; clean. - SOLD

(H: 53", W: 73.5", D: 20.5")

1099-1 - SOLD

Wagon Bench, Settee, Mixed Woods, Rush Seat
America, Circa 1800ish'
Used as an extra seat in the wagon and/or a settee in the home - SOLD

(Good condition; H: 28", seat H: 15.25", W: 36.5", D: 15")

1085-1 - SOLD

Shelf, Wall Shelf, Original Green Paint, Projecting Lower Shelf
American, 19th Century
Three shelves, center shelf joined by dado joint, forward projecting lower shelf - SOLD

(Dry patina, areas of thinning paint to shelves, especially lower shelf; once had brackets beneath lower shelf; now gone; H: 23.5", W: 36.5", D: 14.75")

1002-137 - SOLD

Black Forest Figural Mother Bear and Cub Hall Tree, Umbrella Stand, Glass Eyes
Third Quarter Nineteenth Century
Linden wood
Mother bear in pursuit of her cub - SOLD

Antique Carved Hall Tree, Umbrella Stand, Mother Bear and Cub, 19th Century, angle view

(Excellent original condition, great color; H: 80")

1062-18 - SOLD

Windsor High Stool, Old Pumpkin Paint over Earlier Paint
New England
19th Century
Turned and carved top on turned and tapering legs joined by box stretcher - SOLD

(Dimensions: 30" high)

545-48 - SOLD

Joined Stool, Joint Stoole Table
Probably England
Circa 1700
Cherry legs, oak top, rich color - SOLD

These tall stools are sometimes referred to as a joined stoole (table); in this case the molded top is pinned to plain apron which is raised on block and straight columnar legs joined by box-stretcher; resting tapering turned feet. A rabbet conforms to underside of top perimeter in which is a recessed fillet. (H: 24", 22.5 by 13" top)

660-18 - SOLD

Turned Peg Rails for Clothing, Urn Shape Threaded Pegs, Federal
Early 19th Century
Butternut and pine, beautifully turned pegs, nice surface - SOLD

(L: 52.5"; H: 3"; D: 7")

424-171 - 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

Antique Dry Sink, High Back, Down Sloping Sides Enclosing Well, Paneled Doors
Probably Pennsylvania
19th Century
Walnut and whitewood - SOLD

Fine construction, excellent condition, old yellow over brown paint.
(H: 37"; W: 36"; D: 16.5")

431-69 - SOLD

Stool Table, Joint Stool, Slightly Larger Than Usual, Splayed Legs
American, Mid Atlantic or Southern
Circa 1750 - SOLD

Yellow and white pine, sometimes referred to as "stoole" tables
A tall example having molded top on plain apron raised on block and straight columnar legs joined by box-stretcher; resting on button feet.
(Dimensions: 27.75" H, 13.75 by 24" top.)

843-144 - SOLD

Shaker Peg Rails, Turned Pegs with Threaded Base
Either New Lebanon or Hancock, both under auspices of same bishopric
Circa 1830 to 1840 - SOLD

The rails in natural finish, pegs in a blonde finish, 17 feet fitted with 21 pegs, all perfect condition.

1020-6 - SOLD

Hearse Bench, Carved and Painted, For Horse Drawn Hearse, Funerary
Mid Nineteenth Century
Pine and mixed woods
Featuring draped and tasseled swag centered by flaring ruffled curtains - SOLD

In generally very good condition; the black paint over white primer shows some scattered losses. (H: 22"; L: 42.5"; D: 17.5")

693-7 - SOLD

Grain Chest with Drawers, Original Blue Gray Paint
Western, New York
19th Century
Perfect for recycling and waste receptacle - SOLD

It appears that the case was retrofitted at the turn of 19th - 20th century whereas three drawers were cut into the case; drawers are hung from solid interior panels effectively creating an interior featuring two sections. The lid, with applied molding remains on original butt-hinges; top edges of case are molded, case is hand-planed. Drawer secondary construction crafted from previously used materials including labeled shipping crate. (Dimensions: 28.75" H, 42.5" W, 20.25" D.)

431-68 - SOLD

Paint Decorated Wall Shelf, Original Surface
New England
19th Century
The shelves are neatly joined to scrolled sides by dado joint - SOLD

H: 25.25"; W: 25.5"; D: 6.5"

553-286 - SOLD

Dry Sink, Original Blue Paint, Paneled Doors
New England
19th Century
Birch and pine - SOLD

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")

692-5 - SOLD

Joint Stool, Newport, Rhode Island
1710 to 1740; Maple
A fine and rare joined stool, outstanding turnings, and original feet
Exceptional form and presence, and a true rarity - SOLD

Examination of this Rhode Island joint stool was done to determine the originality of the top. The maple top, being one board, is presently held on with seven, 5/16" diameter wooden pins. There are two pins in each long rail and a single pin in each short rail. In addition, there is a single pin in the top of one leg. Although none of these pins appear to be period and original, they do enter what appear to be original holes in the rails. Several small 1/8" diameter wooden sprigs were also added through the top and into the side rails.

The top of the legs appear to have been cut, although not recently, most likely to bring them down to the level of the shrinking rail width. The tops of several legs have been haphazardly cut, with saw kerfs entering the tops of the rails. A red wash is still visible on the top side of the rails, but is not present on the top of the legs.

Given these observations, we believe the top to be a nineteenth century replacement; a trait often found in the few remaining survivors.

Overall, a rare and beautiful stool worthy of any advanced collection.

See American Furniture, Chipstone, 2005 edition, page 3; Early Rhode Island Turning by Erik Gronning and Dennis Carr; pp. 12 and 13.

(Dimensions: H: 22.5", top: 20.25 by 13")

843-96 - SOLD

Shelves, Whale End Profile, Four Tiers
New England
19th Century
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
Circa 1820
New England
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

Tool Chest, Cabinetmaker's Chest
Joined and Carved, Original Paint
New York State
Circa 1860 - SOLD

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".)

270-89 - SOLD

Dry Sink, Original Red Paint
Mixed woods including pine and poplar
Circa 1840 to 1860 - SOLD

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")

422-2 - SOLD

Joint Stool
Circa 1670
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"; width: 18.5"; depth: 10.5")

660-14 - 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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