Cupboard-Wall; Chippendale, Pine, Red Wash, Step-Back, Glazed Doors, Hing ed Writing Surface
New England, circa 1800 (Purchased many decades ago at the venerable Russell Carrel flea market)
Original dark red surface and crazed varnish - SOLD
Step-back pine cupboard in original red wash; rectangular molded cornice above a pair of glazed six-panel glazed cupboard doors opening to four tiers of valanced compartments, stepped back on the lower case fitted with a hinged writing lid and lopers above a pair of raised panel cupboard doors, raised on bracket feet with shaped returns. (Two lobes missing, all else in fine original condition; 70.5" high by 38" wide by 17.5" deep) Ex Betty and Tim Trace Collection.
Blanket Chest, Paint Decorated, Schoharie or Albany County, New York, Original Condition
Circa 1815 to 1830
Exuberant floral and foliate border centering a lush basket of flowers - SOLD
Displaying urn of flowers flanked by the letters “ M.M.,” the owner’ s initials, centered by border of scrolling vines and floral rosettes against black and red graining.
(Very good condition with imperfections to top; H: 20.5” , W: 43.75” , D: 17.75” ) This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested.
For illustrations of related chests, see: Mary Antoine De Julio, "New York-German Painted Chests," The Magazine Antiques, May 1985, pages 1156-1165; also, Cynthia V. A. Schaffner and Susan Klein, American Painted Furniture, page 149.
Porringer Top Tea Table in Surface, Queen Anne
Connecticut, circa 1750-1770 (Likely Norwich area)
Maple; outstanding example - SOLD
The overhanging rectangular top with outset rounded corners is pinned to shaped apron joining cabriole legs resting on pad feet.
(Excellent original condition; height: 28"; top: 30" x 21.25")
William & Mary Ball Foot Chest of Drawers
Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Hard maple primary wood, including all case elements, feet and moldings; white pine and white cedar secondary woods- SOLD
A fine early example in maple, of good proportion and vertical presence; having two over three graduated drawers and particularly large and beautiful turned ball feet, the moldings at base and top are symmetric; the case is of narrow dimension and shallow depth. The entire construction is rabbeted and nailed using rose heads and T-nails, the only dovetail being the vertical horned mortise between the two top drawers; the drawers are lipped on all four sides [somewhat unusual but not unprecedented on very early furniture]. The relatively narrow boards used in construction and the knotholes in secondary wood suggest a coastal origin, southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, or adjacent area of Rhode Island.
This chest remains in very good condition and is structurally sound; some minor warpage with shrinkage to the case; very minor drawer lip repairs; two feet reset (Guaranteed original), repair to bottom board at juncture with one foot and rear case corner; one rear foot with repaired crack. The appropriate engraved brasses secured with cotter pins are in the original holes; retaining what appears to be the original first painted surface with some retouch around the brasses.
As is generally the case with furniture dating to this early period, the chest bears witness of early insect incursion, having some very old and inactive insect bore holes primarily to bottom boards, most of which is confined to the underside, and minimally to the feet; there are a few cosmetically filled insect holes on the lower drawer fronts and lower-case sides. Every care and precaution has been undertaken in freezing and treatment to ensure that there is no longer any live insect activity, which we are assured has been the situation for a very long time. (Dimensions: H 42”; W 36”; D 16.5”)
Period William and Mary Kas in Original Red Surface, New York
New York City, Circa 1720-1730
Gumwood with walnut stiles, Original magnificent feet, shelved interior w/ drawer
Three pieces, crown molding, case and base on platform feet. Complex and outstanding crown molding, magnificent feet, terrific surface…The deep and outstanding projecting cove molding above two long molded and paneled doors flanked by stiles ornamented with applied moldings above lower case containing a pair of aligned short drawers [also molded]. The case is raised on original front feet; rear feet were likely compromised very early in its working life; the present shaped rear feet were added during the late 18th or early 19th century.
(Crown molding: 74 x 27.75”, case: 59.25 x 20.75”, base: 62.5 x 22.5”)