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Chippendale Bonnet Top Secretary in Original, Paint, Outstanding Surface
New England, Probably New Hampshire
Date/Period: 1780-1790


Chippendale Bonnet Top Secretary in Original, Paint, Outstanding Surface New England, Probably New Hampshire, entire view

Measurement: Height: 84"; writing height: 31.5”; top case: 35.75" x 11.25";
bottom case: 38.25" x 20"

Material: Cherry, white pine

Condition: Fine condition; period brasses in original borings are second set; one very
small drawer lip corner expertly repaired. Original finials survived and remained with the
desk. Previous owner had a smaller set fabricated to accommodate ceiling height.

Additional Information: Slant-front desk-and-bookcase…In two parts, the upper
section with a closed bonnet top featuring a molded cornice surmounted by turned
finials above a pair of raised-panel doors The lower section with a slant lid opening to
the interior fitted with ten lobed valances over eight cubies above five short
drawers…above five additional projecting short drawers of varying widths. The bottom
case containing four thumb-molded graduated drawers is raised on a molded base
resting on applied bracket feet. The secretary displays successful proportions and
verticality.

$34,750.00

1413-1


Chippendale Bonnet Top Secretary in Original, Paint, Outstanding Surface New England, Probably New Hampshire, entire view 2

Chippendale Bonnet Top Secretary in Original, Paint, Outstanding Surface New England, Probably New Hampshire, detail view 1

Chippendale Bonnet Top Secretary in Original, Paint, Outstanding Surface New England, Probably New Hampshire, detail view 2

Chippendale Bonnet Top Secretary in Original, Paint, Outstanding Surface New England, Probably New Hampshire, entire view 3



Chippendale Slant Lid Desk, Curly Maple
Boldly Striped Tiger Maple, Warm Color
Date/Period: New England, Circa 1800


Chippendale Slant Lid Desk, Curly Maple Boldly Striped Tiger Maple, Warm Color, entire view

Measurement: Height: 43"; writing height: 33.25"; width: 39"; depth: 20.5"

Material: Maple

Additional Information: Fall-front lid over four graduated, scratch-beaded drawers on
molded base resting on bracket feet. The interior features drawers over valanced
cubbies.

$5,700.00

424-321


Chippendale Slant Lid Desk, Curly Maple Boldly Striped Tiger Maple, Warm Color, entire view 2



Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials
New Hampshire
Date/Period: Circa 1780 - SOLD


Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, entire view

Measurement: Height: 84.5"; top case: 37.75" x 9"; bottom case: 39.75" x 20.5"

Material: Maple, and white pine

Condition: Very good, trivial minor imperfections; top backboard of lower case is an old
replacement; brasses are second set installed within original borings. Nineteenth
century repair to bottom drawer upper thumb molded upper lip (about 5-inches by .25-
inch).

History: According to family history and a document dated 1985 the piece was made
for Isaac Duncan and remained in the family by descent. Four paragraphs of information
and other notes accompany the desk.

Additional Information: Scroll-top secretary or desk/bookcase with Hancock, New
Hampshire history. Scrolled molded pediment above a pair of paneled doors flanked by
pilasters and original finials; interior with two fixed shelves. Slant lid opening to desk
interior of valanced compartments flanking two short drawers of the same height as
compartments above a course of five drawers – above a projecting course of three
drawers. Behind the lower center drawer is found a hidden drawer. The lower case
containing four graduated thumb-molded drawers is raised on molded base resting on
applied dovetail joined bracket base featuring a central robust fan-carved dropped
pendent. The base retains all original blocking.

SOLD

309-13


Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, entire view 2

Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, entire view 3

Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, entire view 4

Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, bottom view

Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, bottom detail

Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, interior view

Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, interior view 2

Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, detail view 1

Eighteenth Century Secretary Desk, Bonet Top, Carved, Original Finials New Hampshire, detail view 2



Secretary, Hepplewhite, Flame Birch, Glazed Doors, Hinged Writing Surface
Northshore of Massachusetts or Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Date/Period: 1800


Secretary, Hepplewhite, Flame Birch, Glazed Doors, Hinged Writing Surface Northshore of Massachusetts or Portsmouth, New Hampshire, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 70"; writing height: 34.5"; top case: 39.75" x 12";
bottom case: 40.25" x 20.5"

Material: Mahogany, flame birch veneers, mixed wood inlays

Condition: One of the eglomise panels may be replaced, brasses are old
replacements; writing surface baize is not original; minor losses to inlay. The brass
eagle finial is not period. Cornice returns are restored. Displays beautifully.

Additional Information: An outstanding Federal example featuring spectacular
matched flame birch veneers. In two parts, the shaped cornice with central inlaid panel
above projecting molding and long rectangular panel and two doors featuring eglomise
panels above interlaced mullions of sophisticated design. The center section with three
doors that open to interior drawers and valanced cubbies sits within the molded waist of
lower case. The foldout writing surface rests on loppers above three drawers…the
whole raised on French feet joining shaped apron.

$17,850.00

271-73


Secretary, Hepplewhite, Flame Birch, Glazed Doors, Hinged Writing Surface Northshore of Massachusetts or Portsmouth, New Hampshire, entire view 2

Secretary, Hepplewhite, Flame Birch, Glazed Doors, Hinged Writing Surface Northshore of Massachusetts or Portsmouth, New Hampshire, entire view 3



Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina
Date/Period: 1760-1770


Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, entire view

Measurement: Height: 40"; writing height: 30"; width: 35.75"; depth: 19.75"

Material: Mahogany, cedar, cypress, and yellow pine, brass hardware

Condition: Very good, original brass hardware; base missing two glue blocks. At one
time the bracket foot returns may have featured small pendent drops.

Additional Information: The slant lid opens to reveal an interior containing a central
prospect section featuring an arched paneled door flanked by vertical document
drawers, and valanced cubbies over drawers. The lower case having four graduated
drawers retaining original brass hardware and featuring thumb-molded overhanging
drawer face edges is raised on a molded base resting on applied bracket base.
The three-quarter dust boards and other construction features are in the circle of
Thomas Elfe.

$5,600.00

632-140


Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, entire view 2

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, entire view 3

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, detail view

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, detail view 2

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, detail view 3

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, detail view 4

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, detail view 5

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, detail view 6

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, detail view 7

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, detail view 8

Desk, Slant Lid, Fall Front Desk, Probably Charleston, South Carolina, detail view 9



Slant Lid Desk, Fan Carved Prospect Door, Old Surface, 18th C.
Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island
Date/Period: Circa 1775


Slant Lid Desk, Fan Carved Prospect Door, Old Surface, 18th C. Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island, entire view

Measurement: Width: 39"; depth: 19.75"; height: 42"; writing height: 31"

Material: Maple, white pine

Condition: Good, lid hinges and brasses are very old yet not original

Additional Information: The fall front lid opens to the interior featuring a fan carved
prospect door behind which are four drawers; prospect section cubbies and drawers.
The cubbies divided by Rhode island style partitions. The case with for thumb-molded
graduated drawers and molded base is raised on ogee feet. Very good color and patina.

$3,950.00

449-27


Slant Lid Desk, Fan Carved Prospect Door, Old Surface, 18th C. Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island, entire view 2

Slant Lid Desk, Fan Carved Prospect Door, Old Surface, 18th C. Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island, entire view 3

Slant Lid Desk, Fan Carved Prospect Door, Old Surface, 18th C. Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island, detail view 1

Slant Lid Desk, Fan Carved Prospect Door, Old Surface, 18th C. Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island, detail view 2

Slant Lid Desk, Fan Carved Prospect Door, Old Surface, 18th C. Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island, detail view 3



Federal Sideboard, Serpentine Front, Tapered Legs
Connecticut, circa 1795-1805
Cherry


Federal Sideboard, Serpentine Front, Tapered Legs
Connecticut, circa 1795-1805
Cherry, entire view

An outstanding serpentine-front inlaid sideboard, probably Connecticut, circa 1800,
cherry. The oblong serpentine-front top with alternating light and dark inlaid edge above
a case with two concave banded short drawers with line inlaid quarter round inlaid
corners and oval inlaid center, centering a long convex drawer with similar inlay and
an ivory escutcheon plate above a pair of concave hinged cupboard doors with banded
and line inlaid quarter round inlaid corners and circular inlaid center and ivory key
escutcheon, centering a pair of recessed convex hinged cupboard doors with similar
inlay and ivory key escutcheon flanked by concave panels with line inlaid quarter round
inlaid corners and vertical oval inlaid center, joined by oval, bellflower and line inlaid
square tapering legs ending in cross banded cuffs. Brasses are period replacements,
surface was cleaned, various minor repairs to inlays.
(width: 72”, depth at ends: 15”, at center: 26”, height: 42”)

$12,250.00

859-12




Eighteenth Century Paint Decorated Desk on Frame, Original Blue Paint
New England
Date/Period: 1780-1800


Eighteenth Century Paint Decorated Desk on Frame, Original Blue Paint New England, entire view

Measurement: Height: 35”, width: 26.75”, depth: 20.25”

Condition: Very good original condition

Additional Information: Schoolmaster or merchants’ desk of frame. The slant lid with
applied molding and side battens is attached to the short shelf with galley with original
butterfly hinges. The lid opens to reveal an interior with three cubbies and storage
compartment. The writing case sits within a molded frame featuring a shaped front rail.
The square legs with inside chamfer are pure Chippendale and are joined by a box
stretcher. The [vinegar & Sponged technique] blue painted surface has oxidized to a
lovely bluish-green; inside of legs were never varnished and remain a light blue.

$3,575.00

605-132


Eighteenth Century Paint Decorated Desk on Frame, Original Blue Paint New England, entire view 2

Eighteenth Century Paint Decorated Desk on Frame, Original Blue Paint New England, entire view 3

Eighteenth Century Paint Decorated Desk on Frame, Original Blue Paint New England, entire view 4



New Hampshire Bookcase on Three-Drawer Chest,
Superbly Inlaid, Original Brasses
Fan Inlaid Secretary Bureau…Inlays possibly
by William Lloyd of Springfield, MA
Date/Period: Circa 1790-1810


New Hampshire Bookcase on Three-Drawer Chest, Superbly Inlaid, Original Brasses Fan Inlaid Secretary Bureau…Inlays possibly by William Lloyd of Springfield, MA, entire view

Measurement: 20 x 41 x 53.5"

Material: Birch, white pine

Condition: Overall condition is fine, very nice patina; original surface and brasses

Additional Information: Likely Concord or Central New Hampshire, Circle of George
Rogers, or Levi Bartlett. This urban piece features integrated, patterned, and plain
inlays.

The bookcase with projecting inlaid top features a pair of fielded panel doors
displaying center inlay; mortice and tenon joined fielded panel doors also feature
conforming string inlay joined by quarter-fans. The top of lower case, also projecting,
features handmade inlay within its edge; the case containing three graduated drawers
featuring inlays that conform to paneled doors is joined by square inlayed stiles that
continue to tapered legs displaying matching inlays. The doors open to an interior
offering a fullwidth bookshelf above a ledger compartment having corner-brackets…
flanked by drawers, beneath are nine valanced cubbies. An unusual form, perhaps
unique or special order.

Found within the desk is a very old piece of toned paper identifying an owner: “Miss
Lydia A. Cobb – Littleton, NH”
, Lydia was a member of the Women’ s Christian
Temperance Union in Littleton during the 1880s. A trust fund in the amount of $143.95
was established as the Lydia A. Cobb, Cemetery Lot Fund on January 1, 1948.

$9,500.00

1335-48


New Hampshire Bookcase on Three-Drawer Chest, Superbly Inlaid, Original Brasses Fan Inlaid Secretary Bureau…Inlays possibly by William Lloyd of Springfield, MA, entire view 2

New Hampshire Bookcase on Three-Drawer Chest, Superbly Inlaid, Original Brasses Fan Inlaid Secretary Bureau…Inlays possibly by William Lloyd of Springfield, MA, entire view 3



Queen Anne Slant Lid Desk, Fine Fitted Blocked and Shell Carved Interior
Rhode Island
Date/Period: 1750-1770


Queen Anne Slant Lid Desk, Fine Fitted Blocked and Shell Carved Interior Rhode Island, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 41.5"; writing height: 32.5"; width: 35.75"; depth: 18.5"

Material: Curly maple, chestnut, and white pine

Condition: Excellent, great color and patina

Additional Information: The rectangular case with hinged sloping lid opening to an
outstanding fitted interior; three concave-carved blocked drawers are behind shell-
carved prospect door flanked by three valanced cubbies above conforming blocked
drawers, each side flanked by bracket-valanced larger cubbies surmounting concave
carved drawer facings. The case with four graduated long thumb-molded drawers on
molded base raised on applied bracket feet. A lovely example…displaying definitive
Newport shop traditions.

$5,600.00

271-81


Queen Anne Slant Lid Desk, Fine Fitted Blocked and Shell Carved Interior Rhode Island, entire view 2

Queen Anne Slant Lid Desk, Fine Fitted Blocked and Shell Carved Interior Rhode Island, entire view 3

Queen Anne Slant Lid Desk, Fine Fitted Blocked and Shell Carved Interior Rhode Island, detail view 1

Queen Anne Slant Lid Desk, Fine Fitted Blocked and Shell Carved Interior Rhode Island, detail view 2



Antique, Secretary Bookcase,
Paint Decorated, Glazed Doors
Likely Ohio, circa 1820-1830
Pine and poplar


Antique, Secretary Bookcase, Paint Decorated, Glazed Doors 
Likely Ohio, circa 1820-1830
Pine and poplar, entire view 1

A grain-painted glazed desk/bookcase of two-piece construction featuring cove molding above a pair of six light glazed door: the interior with original robin’ s egg blue paint. The lift-top slanted desktop opens to a bittersweet-painted interior having four tiger-maple [curly maple] grain-painted drawers retaining original brass pulls and open compartments. The lower case with single long drawer over center section containing four short drawers flanked by two deep drawers each side. As part of the desk’ s evolution the center section of four drawers was likely added within twenty years of its conception facilitating the owners need for storage. The desk is raised on scroll front legs and turned rear legs. The case may have originally sat on the floor with legs added when kneehole was fitted with drawers. Original surface, small loss to left corner of cornice, extremely minor paint wear, sections of beading missing on base.
(Height: 86.75"; width: 42.75"; depth: 23")


Antique, Secretary Bookcase, Paint Decorated, Glazed Doors 
Likely Ohio, circa 1820-1830
Pine and poplar, entire view 2

Antique, Secretary Bookcase, Paint Decorated, Glazed Doors 
Likely Ohio, circa 1820-1830
Pine and poplar, base detail

$5,850.00

497-132




19th Century Vermont Paint Decorated Standup Desk,
Original Condition Circa 1825
Maple, basswood, and white pine


19th Century Vermont Paint Decorated Standup Desk, Original Condition
Circa 1825
Maple, basswood, and white pine, entire view 1

The slant top opens to reveal several rows of compartments, some retaining labels such
as “deeds”. Recessed paneled sides, three dovetail joined graduated drawers; corner
posts continuing to turned legs. The vinegar daubed decoration is against a bright
yellow over varnished ground darkened with age. Left front leg is damaged behind ring-
turning…make-do repair utilizing a steel bracket from behind and a turned stretcher
joining rear leg. The repair is very strong and stable. We have talent available to
properly restore although it displays well as is. Please know that what looks like brown
imperfection to bottom drawer, at left, is an old paper label which will easily steam-off.
(Height: 47.5"; writing height: 41"; width: 35.75"; depth: 22")


19th Century Vermont Paint Decorated Standup Desk, Original Condition
Circa 1825
Maple, basswood, and white pine, entire view 2

19th Century Vermont Paint Decorated Standup Desk, Original Condition
Circa 1825
Maple, basswood, and white pine, entire view 3

19th Century Vermont Paint Decorated Standup Desk, Original Condition
Circa 1825
Maple, basswood, and white pine, detail view

$2,550.00

410-184




Vermont Paint Decorated Two Part Blind Door Secretary
Likely Southwestern Vermont, circa 1830
Maple and basswood, OUTSTANDING original faux graining


Vermont Paint Decorated Two Part Blind Door Secretary
Likely Southwestern Vermont, circa 1830
Maple and basswood, OUTSTANDING original faux graining, entire view 1

The bookcase interior features a single shelf above a ledger cubby flanked by short
drawers. Fall front writing lid rests on loppers having Bennington flint pulls and retains
original green baize. Two dovetail-joined drawers with turned wood pulls above a plain
apron joining tapered cutout legs. (Height: 56.5"; writing height: 29.5"; width: 35.25":
depth: 17.75"; cupboard depth: 10")


Vermont Paint Decorated Two Part Blind Door Secretary
Likely Southwestern Vermont, circa 1830
Maple and basswood, OUTSTANDING original faux graining, entire view 2

Vermont Paint Decorated Two Part Blind Door Secretary
Likely Southwestern Vermont, circa 1830
Maple and basswood, OUTSTANDING original faux graining, entire view 3

$2,450.00

410-181




Chippendale Slant Lid Desk, Cabriole Legs, Probably New Hampshire, Circa 1775-1780
Unknown Maker, SMALL SIZE
Figured birch and white pine


Chippendale Slant Lid Desk, Cabriole Legs, Probably New Hampshire, Circa 1775-1780, entire view

Stepped interior featuring fan-carved central drawer flanked by document drawers and valanced compartments above short drawers on a case of four graduated long drawers having thumb-molded overhanging drawers. The case, on a molded base, stands on beautifully shaped bandy [cabriole] legs featuring pad feet centering a shaped pendant. In generally excellent condition with minor imperfections commensurate with age and use; left proper rear return is missing yet easily replaced by our expert…brasses are appropriate replacements. Likely New Hampshire, school of Peter Bartlett (1788-1838), Salisbury, New Hampshire.
(Height: 42’, width is 36”, depth: 18.5”, writing surface is 32”.)

$3,450.00

505-136




Desk, Federal Slant Front, Curly Maple, Boldly Striped, French Feet
New England, Circa 1790 to 1810
Nicely figured wood including interior


Desk, Federal Slant Front, Curly Maple, Boldly Striped, French Feet
New England, Circa 1790 to 1810, entire view

Generally very good, wear commensurate with age and use; issues are cosmetic and mentioned for accuracy; minor scratches and wear to top board; typical tight shrinkage cracks to fall board and case sides. Left side with some white scratch marks. Right side partially sun bleached and with horizontal scratch near midsection. Escutcheon and brasses probably replaced. Lid hinges replaced; lid patched accordingly. Some short drawer knobs loose. Inside of one short drawer retains a typed label indicating origin and date. Scuff mark to upper left corner of lowermost drawer. Crack and repairs to right side foot facings. (H: 42.75", writing H: 32", W: 39.75", D: 20.5")

$4,900

843-241





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