Masonic Shelf Bracket, What-Not Shelf Attributed to the John Haley Bellamy Workshop
Titcomb & Bellamy, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Walnut and parcel gilt, original surface
From 1866-1872 Bellamy and partner David Titcomb operated workshop in a space they rented within the Masonic Hall building in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He employed several carvers, including his brother Elijah. They made frames, clocks and shelves. This walnut shelf is intricately carved featuring an array of Masonic symbols true to his carving vocabulary.
(Excellent original condition; mentioned for accuracy is a tight shrinkage fissure to underside of shelf close to the bracket that does not distract or compromise the integrity. Height: 22"; width: 12"; depth: 6.25")
Portraits of Laura Burr Lacey second Cousin to Aaron Burr and David Lacey
David Lacey (born December 4, 1785) married Laura Burr (born April 25, 1793)
Remained in Family by Descent, to AAAWT
Attributed to Ezra Ames (1768-1836)
(Excellent original condition, extremely minor fill; original frame and stretcher, lined; frame: 16.25" x 13.75"; view: 13" x 10.5")
Tall Clock, Paint Decorated, Original Surface, 30 Hour Movement
New England, Circa 1820
It’s all about the paint
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Federal Dresser Box, Document Box, All Surfaces in Remarkable Birch Veneer
Portsmouth, New Hampshire or Southern Maine
White pine, birch and mahogany, original and outstanding surface and hardware
Hinged lid on rectangular box featuring magnificent book matched veneers within mahogany banded frames. The original ebonized keyhole escutcheon and steel lock remain in place as does the vapor barrier. (Fine original condition; 12.75" x 6" x 6.5")
Carved Plaque, C.J.L. Myers & Sons Door & Sash & Blinds Manufacturing Plant
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Third Quarter of 19th Century
A deeply carved walnut architectural portrait depicting the plant with railroad siding centered by floral border mounted within twig carved frame. Fine original history with robust patina. (24.5 x 18")
Triple Portrait, Three Siblings, the Kendall Children, Sterling, Massachusetts
Attributed to Jones Fawson Morris (1801 to 1839), The children of Dr. Pierson and Lucinda Kendall of Sterling; George, Charles and Lucinda; about 1828
Oil on bed ticking, original frame (Frame: 29 by 34.25"; view: 25.75 by 29.25)
See American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected, Worcester Art Museum, Paul S. D’Ambrosio, page 55, The Pratt Children, circa 1835.
The painting remains in very good condition; was laid on board during the mid-20th century with only scattered and minor losses restored; lightly cleaned and very minor in-painting. This item just in, more information to follow, please call if interested.
Queen Anne Compass Seat Side Chair, Classic Shell Carved Crest & Knees Probably Boston, Circa 1750-1765
Black walnut, maple seat frame, white pine corner blocks
An identical chair, likely from same set is in the Layton Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum
Literature: See American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts 1660 – 1830, The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Art Collection, pp. 116, 118, 119; catalog 43
(The seat recently upholstered with appropriate high-quality leather; H: 39”, W: 20”, D: 17”, seat H: 18”)
Table, Card or Games Table, Classical, Trestle Base, Spiral Turned Supports, Saber Legs, Brass Paw Feet
Attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, circa 1815 to 1820
A classical carved mahogany and mahogany veneer card table; The hinged D-shape top with molded edge swivels to expose a storage area [within the apron] that conforms to top. The top is raised on spiral and baluster-turned columns continuing to a plinth and molded sabre legs joined by a turned stretcher; trestle base features outward scrolling reeded saber legs resting on cast-brass hairy paw feet and casters.
Height: 28”; top open: 35.5" x 35.25"; top closed: 35.25" x 17.75"
Highboy, Massachusetts, Original Condition Including Surface & Hardware, Time Capsule Condition
18th Century, Lower Merrimack Valley, Bartlett School, Merrimack-Haverhill Area
Cherrywood [primary] maple and pine, original brown wash, drop-finals and knee returns!
This example presented in an “as-found” state, a rarely encountered uncompromised state of originality. The upper-case featuring applied crown moldings over five graduated drawers having overhanging thumb-molded drawer lips; lower case having two long drawers; the lower drawer featuring a faux three drawer front and carved 15-lobe fan. The whole standing on cabriole legs resting on pad feet; all returns present and original; legs joined by a unique apron, a double-lobed-radial-arch flanked by arcades; turned drop-finials are original . Competent and interesting joinery and construction. Writ ten in large fancy script filling a drawer bottom and on the backboards is found a very old shipping address and name; Luther Day, 44 Summer Street, Haverhill, Mass. Day is listed as being in the shoe business at 44 Sumer Street per/the Auditor’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Report of the Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Haverhill For The year Ending December 31, 1895. (Height: 78"; top case width: 36", depth: 18.5”; bottom case width: 38", depth: 19.75”. a single drawer-lip was cracked and glued, all else fine, complete and original)