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A very rare nineteenth century lithograph of the “View Of The South Point of Pawley [sic] Island” by Sarony and Major, New York City (For a larger image, simply click on the photograph) With color, showing; All Saints Academy, Butlers Inlet. Creeks, … Continue reading

A very scarce and highly desirable French late eighteenth, or very early nineteenth century circular snuff box, made of a matte-brown composite material, possibly paper-mache, or “gutta-percha”, with a stamped and gilded inset of the profile of George Washington, shown … Continue reading

An exceptionally fine and rare York County, South Carolina, cast-iron fire-back made by the Aera Furnace, circa 1778-1780 In 1779, William Hill and Isaac Hayne established the Aera Furnance near the Catawba River in South Carolina. It was the first iron … Continue reading

An early nineteenth century China Trade leather bound camphor-wood chest, circa 1800, with the original brass plaque of the owner, most likely a seaman, which is engraved “Ch’s Prescott, Boston”. The interior has the original vibrant orange Chinese paper. DIMENSIONS: Height … Continue reading

An exceedingly rare English late eighteenth century or very early nineteenth century here-to-fore undocumented black horn snuff box, the top of which is mounded into the image of George Washington in full dress uniform and further embellished specifically, “ Obit … Continue reading

An exquisite and rare pair of English early Regency Sheffield “Lyre” form candlesticks with oval “Adamesque” bases, circa 1790-1810, with the original bobeches and very minor “rosing” to the silver-plate. (For a large image, simply click on any photograph) $2,450. the pair … Continue reading

A fine aquatint engraving of George Washington dressed in military attire as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, with early color, circa 1780-1800 (For larger image, simply click on the image) DIMENSIONS: Sight size 3 1/2″, by 3 … Continue reading

A very fine American framed silhouette of George Washington, circa 1810-1820, after Samuel Follwell, (American, 1764–1813 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), in it’s original frame with fine folk art feather motif, the reverse has applied almanac page which is dated 1828. (For a larger … Continue reading

An excellent pair of Regency two-light wall sconces, with scrolling candlearms and an ebonized eagle. Excellent patina. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: Height: 29″, Width: 17″, Depth: 6″. CONDITION: Excellent. The pair have never been … Continue reading

A very scarce and highly desirable French late eighteenth, or very early nineteenth century circular snuff box, made of a matte-brown composite material, possibly paper-mache, or “gutta-percha”, with a stamped and gilded inset of the profile of George Washington, shown … Continue reading

An excellent English mid nineteenth century tortoiseshell box with a rose-gold mount, silver string inlays, circa 1840-1850 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: Width: 3 2/8″, Depth: 2 1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent.                                                                                  $825.

An English tortoiseshell box, with a silver engraved mount, circa 1840-1850, with the original lining and bun feet                      (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph)                                                                                      $285.

An excellent late eighteenth century English circular snuff box, comprised of ox-bone, tortoiseshell, gold, rose-gold, and a hair-relief depicting a sheaf-of-wheat, circa 1790-1800 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: 2 7/8″ in diameter. CONDITION: Excellent. No chips … Continue reading

An extremely fine English “knife” form tortoiseshell sewing case, circa 1830-1840, with a fitted interior lined with the original bright-blue felt and ivory mounts (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: Height: 2 1/4. Width: 2 7/8″. … Continue reading

A scarce steel mezzotint engraving of “Gen. George Washington at the field of Battle at Trenton”, after the original painting by John Trumbull. This mezzotint was engraved by W. Warner, and published by “Dainty & Flagg Co.” of Philadelphia”, “American Art … Continue reading

A pair of French early nineteenth century Neoclassical marble, ormolu and patinated bronze “Grand Tour” tazzas, circa 1820 (For a larger image, simply click on any image) Each patinated bronze urn features an acanthus scrolled handle, set on a grotto “rouge” marble base, … Continue reading

 A rare and complete Chinese Export chamber pot with the original lid and handle, in the Canton pattern, late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. This piece was salvaged in 1994 from the wreck of the English ship “Diana”, which was licensed by the “English … Continue reading

A scarce steel engraving on paper entitled “Marion Crossing the Pedee” {sic}, 1851 after William Ranney (Simply click on the image for an enlargement) Published by the American Art-Union, New York and printed by J. Dalton. “The American Art Union” … Continue reading

An important pair of French Charles X period gilt-bronze, or d’ormolu Medici urns, each on plinths, circa 1825, richly decorated with the finest ornaments of the Neoclassical vocabulary. The upper-urns feature garlands of fruits and flowers, which end in “lobed” … Continue reading

An unusually fine and rare pair of English George III mahogany knife or “cutlery” boxes, circa 1785-1795, each displaying slant front tops, with ovolu, or sash corners, satinwood inlays, fused-plate Sheffield silver mounts, “ball” feet, and the original “fitted” interiors. … Continue reading

An original printing of a very rare stipple and line “mezzotint” engraving, by John Sartain, entitled “Gen. Marion in his Swamp Encampment inviting a British Officer to Dinner”, No 1. 1840. (Simply left click on any image for an enlargement) … Continue reading

 An excessively rare English late eighteenth century or very early nineteenth century here-to-fore undocumented black horn snuff box, the top of which is mounded into the image of George Washington in full dress uniform and further embellished specifically, “ Obit … Continue reading

A truly remarkable and important pair of French First Empire Paris porcelain urns, ascribed to the workshop of “Dagoty a Paris”, circa 1804-1814, with a “crème brûlée” background color, blue Neo-classical Empire blue colored “Egyptian” medallion insets, and bisque garland appliqués (For … Continue reading

An unprecedented Continental burl walnut snuff box, of circular form, with a raised coin silver medallion of George Washington in relief on the lid, the rims of the lid embellished with a strip of inlay, presumed to be ebony, circa … Continue reading

“A rare pair a French Directoire “Style” Bouillotte Lamps with Tole Shades and Ormolu Mounts, appendages, and pierced “dish” bases with three candle arms” The name “bouilotte” is derived from a card game popular in the French Directoire Period (1795-1799) … Continue reading

A “Knife Box” form tortoiseshell sewing box, United Kingdom, probably English, circa 1830-1850, with a fitted ivory interior and silver mounts. Usually good color, with no chips or restorations. Height is 2″, Width is 2 3/4″. $1,685.  Please call or … Continue reading

  A very fine English Georgian Era snuff box made of bone, gold, woven hair, glass, and tortoiseshell snuff box, with a Guilloché gold border. The central panel is inset with hair woven in a “sheaf of wheat” representing the season of Autumn, … Continue reading

A very elegant silver epergne, made by James Young of London, circa 1785-1786, which epitomizes the acme of the Neo-Classical or Hepplewhite fashion, with an intricate pierced and foliate adorned center pedestal, or frame, supporting an upper navette-form bowl from … Continue reading

“An exceptionally fine, rare, and possible unique Ivory and Green Tortoiseshell Harlequin Tea Caddy, Great Britain, circa 1800” The caddy of decagon shape with silver piping, finial and diamond-shaped escutcheon and cartouche, horn foot rim, matching interior lid. The tea caddy … Continue reading

A rare pair of Roccoco “sugar nips” by Stephen Adams I of London, circa 1770 $385. For a full condition report, additional photographs, further details,  please inquire by phone or email us at chicoraclm@msn.com

An Early Nineteenth Century China Trade Leather Bound Camphor-Wood Chest A Chinese Export Chest, circa 1800, with the original brass plaque of the owner, most likely a seaman, engraved “Ch’s Prescott, Boston”. Height 11″, Width 26 1/2″, Depth 12 1/2″ … Continue reading

A  very stylish French Louis XV Style Silver Plate Two Arm “Bouillotte” Lamp with a Dark Green Tole Shade. Height Overall 20″, Width of shade is 12 1/2″. Late nineteenth century. Silver plated Bouillotte Lamps are very rare. This one … Continue reading

“An English “Blond” Tortoise Shell Domed Box with the original red velvet, “rope” string lined interior, ivory bun feet, silver and gold oval mounts” No damage or repairs. Height 1 1/4″, Length 3 1/4″, Depth 2 1/4″. English circa 1810-1830. … Continue reading

“A rare dated English “Treen” box in the form of a shoe, with brass nails, original slide cover” Excellent overall condition. Dated on the bottom “1825”. Length, 3″. $575. For a full condition report, additional photographs, further details, simply inquire … Continue reading

A very rare American Steel Engraved Print of the South Carolina Revolutionary General Francis Marion, “Gen. Marion and The British Officer”, after the original oil-on-canvas painting by the Charleston Artist, J. B. White, printed by J. N. Grimbrede in 1858. … Continue reading

“Marion Crossing the Pedee” by W. Ranney 1894″ The print is reminiscent of Washington Crossing the Delaware, painted by Emanuel Leutze in 1851. The engraver misspelled “Pedee” for reasons unknown. Image size 5″ X 8″. Frame size 19 1/2″ 16 … Continue reading

An early nineteenth paper-mache snuff box, painted with an interior scene of a lady examining her legs in a Cheval Mirror. Excellent condition For a full condition report, additional photographs, further details, or price, please inquire by phone or email … Continue reading

A Chinese Export Chest, circa 1800, with the original brass plaque of the owner, most likely a seaman, engraved “Ch’s Prescott, Boston”. Height 11″, Width 26 1/2″, Depth 12 1/2″ For a full condition report, additional photographs, further details, or … Continue reading

A rare late 19th century French Tole “Bouilotte” Lamp, newly wired with excellent cast details, Height 27″. For a full condition report, additional photographs, further details, or price, please inquire by phone or email us at chicoraclm@msn.com

“An expectionaly fine and rare American “Washington Memorial” Pier Mirror, Labeled “James Stokes”, Philadelphia, circa 1805″ SOLD TO A COLLECTOR, WASHINGTON STATE.

A very rare labeled American convex mirror with dolphin appendages and oak leaf details by Jos. and Jno. Vecchio, New York City, circa 1820 SOLD TO A PROMINENT NEW JERSEY COLLECTION

An exceptionally rare pair of English George III pier mirrors. Provenance: Apter-Fredericks Antiques, London SOLD TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE HOSKINS-IREDELL HOUSE, EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA.

Nathaniel Hayden, his brother, H. Sidney Hayden and William Gregg formed a co-partnership in 1838 under the firm named of Hayden, Gregg & Co. As noted by Milby Burton, author of the landmark book South Carolina Silversmiths 1690-1860, no silver … Continue reading