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A scarce, and very possibly unique late eighteenth century American bell-form hand-blown glass decanter, etched with a spread-wing eagle, laurel leaves, shield and seventeen stars; an ambitious and very early design of what later became known as”The Great Seal of America”, … Continue reading

An excellent pair of of English Regency tole-painted urns, early nineteenth century urns  painted in a vibrant yellow color.Each urn is decorated with polychrome painted swags of roses, the sides of each urn has lion-head ring handles, and both are … Continue reading

A very good pair of George III style cut-crystal and polished nickel three-arm wall sconces (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) CONDITION: Excellent, retaining all the cut-crystal pendant drops. Newly wired. DIMENSIONS: Height: 15″, Width: 19″ (Adjustable). … Continue reading

A superior pair of George III mahogany inlaid knife boxes, each with serpentine and inlaid slant tops. The fronts are heavily inlaid with satinwood and ebony.  Each top has a shell inlay. The interiors have a “star” inlay. Each knife … Continue reading

A very scarce and highly desirable French late eighteenth, or very early nineteenth century circular snuff box, made of a matte-black 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 extremely fine and rare Charleston Neoclassical mahogany “pole” or fire-screen, circa 1810-1820, attributed to the cabinet-shop of Jacob Henry (working in Charleston circa 1813-1827). (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) An acorn finial sits atop the … 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 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

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 original and very rare stipple and line “mezzotint”, 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) This scarce mezzotint … 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”, about 1804-1814, with a “crème brûlée” background color, blue Neoclassical 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 and brass bound camphor-wood chest, circa 1800-1830, with the original brass plaque of the owner, engraved “Ch’s Prescott, Boston”  CONDITION: Wear consistent with age. DIMENSIONS: Height 11″, Width 26 1/2″, Depth 12 1/2″. $1,500. If … 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

“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 ninteegth century steel engraving entitled “Gen. Marion in his Swamp Encampment Inviting a British Officer to Dinner”, after the original oil-on-canvas painting by the Charleston Artist, J. B. White, printed by J. N. Grimbrede in 1858. … Continue reading

A scarce nineteenth century steel engraving entitled “Francis Marion Crossing the Pedee”, after William Tylee Ranney (American, 1813-1857) and engraved by Charles Kennedy Burt  (American, 1823-1892) For reasons unknown, the publisher misspelled the river, which runs through both South Carolina … Continue reading

A York County, South Carolina cast iron fireback produced by the Aera Furnace, emblazoned with the patriotic slogan made famous during “The American Revolution” by Patrick Henry “Liberty of Death”, circa 1778-1780 PROVENANCE: A private estate, Charleston, South Carolina. NOTES: Other than this … 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 exceptionally fine and rare Philadelphia Federal pier mirror, memorializing the death of George Washington in 1799, bearing the paper label of James Stokes, Philadelphia, circa 1805 CONDITION: Superb, with the original gilding, paper inset of George Washington, and the mercury glass … Continue reading

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