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A very rare nineteenth century lithograph of the “View Of The South Point of Pawley 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, Margin … Continue reading

An important labeled New York City Federal mahogany Pembroke table, bearing the original label of Charles Christian, circa 1810-1815 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) This table was formerly property of Mr. Ronald S. Kane, a prominent … Continue reading

A Salem, Massachusetts Federal mahogany and brass inlaid card table of  the highest ranking, circa 1810-1820 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) Most likely from Salem, or the North Shore of Massachusetts, this table is rather verbosely referred … Continue reading

An exceptionally fine and rare American “Washington Memorial” Pier Mirror, bearing the label of James Stokes, Philadelphia, circa 1805 FURTHER DETAILS, DOCUMENTATION, AND PHOTOGRAPHS PENDING If you are interested in acquiring this item, or if you would like additional information about this … Continue reading

A very good Philadelphia Neoclassical mahogany secretary-bookcase, circa 1800-1810 A very good Philadelphia Federal or Neoclassical mahogany secretary-bookcase, circa 1800-1810, with a upper-paneled glass “mullioned” case, with adjustable shelves, and a centralized door with an oval mirror plate-glass insert. The … Continue reading

A New York City Federal or Neoclassical mahogany “butler’s desk” or secretary with three-line inlays and a compartmentalized interior writing surface, circa 1800-1815 (Simply left click on any image for an enlargement) This particular form of bureau is often attributed … Continue reading

An exceptionally rare pair of English George III pier mirrors, surmounted with spread-winged eagles, and the original glass-plates, circa 1800-1810 PROVENANCE: Apter-Fredericks Antiques, London. SOLD TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE HOSKINS-IREDELL HOUSE, EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA. If you are interested in acquiring an … Continue reading

A fine set of six New York City Federal mahogany side chairs, with carved back-splats, circa 1815-1820 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) CONDITION: Excellent. No notable repairs or restorations. The chairs have a deep and lustrous … 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

A very good pair of Restauration period patinated bronze and ormolu candlesticks, circa 1825-1835 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph)DIMENSIONS: Height: 12 3/4″. $1,850. the pair If you are interested in acquiring an item like this one, or if you … Continue reading

A Norfolk, Virginia Classical mahogany four-post bedstead, circa 1815-1820, with sublime proportions. The bed contains an interesting amalgamation of carved and design elements from a number of southern middle-Atlantic states. The foot is distinctly Philadelphia in it’s form, as are the … Continue reading

A South Carolina Federal Mahogany Secretary and Bookcase, circa 1815-1820, attributed to Georgetown, South Carolina A very rare Southern Federal mahogany secretary, circa 1815-1820 from South Carolina, most likely made in Georgetown, in exceptional condition, with the brass pulls being … Continue reading

A fine and rare pair of Philadelphia Classical mahogany inlaid card tables, with radiating “fan” inlaid tops, associated with the workshop of Anthony Quervelle, circa 1825-1835 (For a larger image, simply click on the photograph) SOLD TO A CHARLESTON AND KIAWAH … Continue reading

An excellent American Federal mahogany four-poster bedstead from New York City, possibly Duncan Phyfe, circa 1810-1820 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) NOTES/ABSTRACT: Two basic types of bedsteads were available to the American consumer in the Neoclassical … Continue reading

A very fine New York City Federal gentlemen’s bureau with a clothes press. This piece is richly comprised of highly figured mahogany veneers and finely cast ormolu mounts, and paw feet, circa 1810-1820 (For a larger image, simply click on the photograph) NOTES/ABSTRACT: The … Continue reading

An exceptionally fine French First Empire gilt-bronze mantle clock surmounted with the allegorical figures of Cupid and Psyche, circa 1800-1810 (For a larger photograph, simply click on the photograph) NOTES/ABSTRACT: The mythological associations of this clocks’ figure of Cupid and … Continue reading

An exceptionally fine pair of Chippendale mahogany Gothic back side chairs, circa 1755-1775, with outstanding patination and color. Great Britain. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) In form, the principal foundation of the design found on these … Continue reading

An American Classical Mahogany Serving or Mixing Table, Philadelphia, circa 1830-1835, with vigorous current associations to the workshop of Anthony Quervelle (For a larger image, simply click on the photograph) INTRODUCTION: A refreshingly uncommon, innovative, and possibly unprecedented American Classical … Continue reading

An exceptionally fine and rare English Neoclassical oval giltwood looking glass, circa 1770-1800 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) This mirror typifies the work of the leading British Neoclassical Architect and Designer, Robert Adam (1728-1792), who was … Continue reading

A superior American Federal Neoclassical mahogany inlaid two-glass door secretary bookcase from the coast of New England, most likely Boston, circa 1795-1805 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) This fine secretary has a visually commanding presence, both in … Continue reading

A truly exquisite American Federal mahogany chest of drawers or bureau from Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1800-1810, with superlative crotch veneer drawer facings and carvings attributed to Samuel McIntire (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) The photograph show … Continue reading

A very rare southern Federal mahogany “d” shaped card table, comprised of very dense “island” mahogany with a reeded edge on an apron with similarly shaped reeded panels over slender reeded and turned legs, circa 1800-1810, likely Charleston. (For a larger … Continue reading

A very fine American Federal or Neoclassical mahogany Pembroke table with brass cup casters, circa 1810-1815, attributed to the workshop of Charles Christian. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) A notable example. Both a labeled and attributed Charles … Continue reading

An excellent pair of French Old Paris porcelain urns with a blue ground and gilding accents, with reserves featuring harbor view, and Neoclassical decorations, attributed to the Nast Factory (active 1783-1835) circa 1805-1815, the reverse of each with a blue … Continue reading

A very fine Baltimore Federal mahogany games table with the original surface, circa 1800-1815, shown in “estate-condition” (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: Height: 29″, Width: 36″, Depth: 17 1/2″. CONDITION: Virtually untouched with the original … Continue reading

An extremely fine American Classical mahogany games table, circa 1815-1825, Baltimore or Philadelphia. The top leaves are boldly reeded and the skirt is beautifully book-matched with fine mahogany veneers. The table is comprised of very rich and highly figured “Cuban” mahogany … Continue reading

A very rare late eighteenth century burl-wood snuff box, with a watercolor inset of the gardens at Versailles, circa 1780-1800. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: 4″. CONDITION: Immaculate. No chips, breaks or repairs. Very vibrant … Continue reading

An American Classical mahogany work table, with a pivoted writing surface, circa 1820-1825. Choice mahogany veneers, with an excellent patina, and crisp carvings, and brass inlays. The fine stand is signed in chalk by the maker. (For a larger image, … Continue reading

A very fine and rare New York City or Charleston rosewood, rosewood veneered, gilt, and stenciled work table, circa 1820-1825, attributed to the New York City cabinet shop of Brazilia Deming and Eratus Bulkley, active in New York and Charleston, South … Continue reading

A very fine and large pair of American transitional Chippendale to Federal brass andirons, with log stops, likely Philadelphia, circa 1780-1795 each with an “urn-on-urn” finial, sublime proportions, and cabriole single spurred legs, with ball-and-claw” feet. (For a larger image … Continue reading

An excellent Baltimore, Maryland Federal mahogany inlaid sideboard, circa 1795-1810, with outstanding inlays and the original hardware, newly discovered from a private estate in New England. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) CONDITION: Outstanding with no notable … Continue reading

A superior New York City Federal Pembroke table, school of Duncan Phyfe, circa 1810-1815, with brass ferule feet and the original brass hardware. (For larger image, simply click on any photograph) CONDITION: Excellent. No notable repairs~original stamped brass hardware. $7,250. If … Continue reading

An American Federal mahogany double pedestal table and is distinguished by the reeded apron and top over wonderful urn turned stems and acanthus leaves carved legs with further reeding terminating in brass cast paw casters. Minor restoration. Circa 1800-20. Mellow color and … Continue reading

An impressive and quite large French First Empire early nineteenth century Neoclassical  “Campagna” form cast bronze urn, with excellent “brown” patina, featuring an egg-and-dart rim above a flared lip, the body cast in relief with bacchic putti above a lobed cast … Continue reading

A Charleston, South Carolina Federal inlaid mahogany sideboard, made by the Scottish grouping of Charleston cabinetmakers in the Neo-classical era, with an original surface, circa 1800-1815 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) Despite the fact the Charleston, … Continue reading

A rare pair a French Directoire “Style” Bouillotte lamps with dark green tole shades and ormolu mounts, appendages, and pierced “dish” bases with three candle-arms. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) The name “bouillotte” is derived from a … Continue reading

A very stylish late nineteenth century French Louis XVI style silver-plate two-arm “Bouillotte” lamp, with a dark “hunter” green tole shade. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: Height Overall 20″, Width of shade is 12 1/2″. … Continue reading

A fine Maryland Federal bow-front mahogany chest of drawers with exuberant and very dazzling crotch mahogany veneers and stamped brass pulls featuring a profile of George Washington, circa 1775-1785 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) This fine chest of … 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 English George III mahogany chest on chest, circa 1770-1780, with applied fret-work, a “brushing-slide”, and dental molding. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: Height 72 1/2″, Width 41 1/2″, Width 21 1/2″. CONDITION: Superior, recently “French” polished … Continue reading

A superior Philadelphia Federal Neoclassical giltwood pier mirror, circa 1805-1815, with the original “eglomise” tablet inset surrounded by an architrave cornice with “corbels” on each side, flanked by two Corinthian capped fluted columns, ending in Doric bases. The Verre églomisé tablet depicts … 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

An exceptionally fine and rare Charleston Federal mahogany “breakfast” table, with a dense crotch mahogany top, three line inlays, and West Indian rosewood cross-banding, circa 181o-1820. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) This newly discovered table has … Continue reading

A very rare South Carolina Federal mahogany and inlaid card table, fashioned in the New York City Neoclassical taste, circa 1795-1810, attributed to Charleston, South Carolina. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) Although this games table shares similar design … Continue reading

An American Federal mahogany two-drawer work table, likely coastal Massachusetts, circa 1810-1820, with “cookie” corners, excellent patination, and an old surface with a mellow color and rope turned legs. Superior construction details. (For a larger image, simply click on any … Continue reading

A French Empire Style Bouillotte brass and tole lamp with a green shade with a diapered base and eagle finial. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) HEIGHT: 23 1/2″. CONDITION: Excellent. PROVENANCE: A Charleston, South Carolina estate. … 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 French Charles X mahogany and ormolu mounted Lyre form mantle clock, circa 1825-1835, with an eight-day movement and very refined French ormolu mounts, signed twice on the case in ink “Blondeau” and C. Blondeau”,  for Charles Blondeau of Paris. (For a larger image, … Continue reading

An excellent pair of French Charles X period gilded and chiseled bronze candlesticks, circa 1820, each with partially fluted barrel shaped stems with a finely chiseled surmount of a cornucopia depicting crowns of fruits and bunches of flowers. (For a larger image, simply … Continue reading

An exceptionally fine and very rare American Federal or Neoclassical mahogany and inlaid games table, Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1815-1825, made in the New York Federal taste, and attributed to the workshop of Jacob Henry, active and listed as being … 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

A fine example of an American Federal or Neoclassical mahogany Pembroke table with brass cup casters, circa 1810-1815, attributed to the workshop of Charles Christian A notable example. A mate to this table was sold at the celebrated sale at … Continue reading

An exceptionally fine and rare New York City Federal mahogany “French” sideboard “table”, attributed to the workshop of Duncan Phyfe, with an ormolu gallery and pineapple finials, circa 1810-1818 ABSTRACT: The sideboard was a relatively new form of furniture in … Continue reading

(Simply left click on any image for an enlargement) This exquisite and large pair of French Charles X period gilt-bronze baskets are very richly decorated with palmettes, small flowers, and pierced foliage baskets, on a gadrooned base, each adorned with a pine-cone finial on each … 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