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A superior early nineteenth century convex or girandole mirror with two candle-arms, about 1810-1820, of diminutive size. The convex mirror sits within an ebonized reeded liner. The gilded frame itself is surmounted by a carved left-ward facing eagle on a rocky … Continue reading

A pair of Paris porcelain baluster form urns, each with handles in the form of caryatids, of epic proportion, about 1820-1830, with a radiant blue ground surface (For a larger image, simply right click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: Height: 14 1 … Continue reading

A very fine pair of Charles X patinated bronze and ormolu mounted figural candelabra, each with the figure of Athena Nike, the winged Greek goddess of victory, about 1825, French, likely Paris. Each candelabra is stamped repeatedly “F.P.”. (For a … Continue reading

An excellent Regency era mahogany and “conch” shell inlaid tea caddy with a fitted interior, Great Britain, with the original hand-blocked wallpaper interior, and an ivory escutcheon about 1800-1810. The “conch” shell inlay fits within an elliptical reserve, consistent with … Continue reading

A superlative late eighteenth century Georgian mahogany and shell inlaid tea caddy with a fitted interior, completely original, with two mixing “wells”, an ivory escutcheon, and a very fine hand-blocked paper interior, United Kingdom, about 1785-1800 (For a larger image, … Continue reading

A rare commemorative paper-mache snuff box commemorating the landing of General Lafayette at “Castle Garden”,  New York, which bears the date, 16th of August, 1824 (For larger image, simply click on any photograph) CONDITION: Modest and expected wear, particularly to … Continue reading

A strikingly handsome and very bold diminutive New England Federal mahogany and tiger maple bowfront bureau, or “swelled front” chest of drawers, about 1800-1815, with the original Sheraton brasses, vivid color, good patina, ivory escutcheons, and splendid proportions. The case … Continue reading

A New York City Restauration mahogany and marble top corner table or “encoignure” attributed to D. Phyfe & Sons, about 1835-1845 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph)        Please inquire for price If you are … Continue reading

An excellent Federal mahogany chest of drawers, most likely northeastern Massachusetts, or New Hampshire, about 1810-1820 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) The top of this chest of drawers or bureau is rectangular and displays three quarter-round … Continue reading

A fine George III mahogany, mahogany veneered six-drawer chest or bureau with a central inlaid shaded urn. This central inlay is shaded by using what is called the “hot-sand” technique, which, according to research kept by scholars of English and American … Continue reading

A French Charles X period mahogany and ormolu portico clock, signed on the dial by the Parisian clock-maker, about 1825-1835 (For a larger image, simply left-click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: Height, 20 1/2″, Width, 11 1/2″, Depth, 6 1/2″. $1,800. … Continue reading

A Paris porcelain tea and coffee service, with a navy ground and gilded highlights, comprised of fifteen pieces; a coffee pot, teapot, creamer, sugar, four teacups and four saucers, each having a navy ground with gilt highlights, about 1800-1815 (For … Continue reading

A superior American Federal mahogany and crotch mahogany bowfront chest of drawers, about 1800-1810 (For a larger image, simply left click on the photograph) Although such chests, or bureaus, were made in significant numbers in New Hampshire and the North … Continue reading

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

A pair of English porcelain cabinet plates with floral decorations and a navy blue and salmon ground with scalloped borders, circa 1830-1840, likely Bloor Derby, each with a pattern number “8280” in red script on their backs (For a larger … Continue reading

A very good pair of English Regency cabinet plates, by Worcester, circa 1816-1825, vibrantly colored, and fully marked on the reverse in red with a crown and “Chamberlain’s Regent China, Worcester, & 155, New Bond Street, London”, together with an … Continue reading

A newly discovered Charleston, South Carolina Federal or Neoclassical mahogany and oval inlaid sideboard, circa 1795-1815, attributed to the Scotch grouping of cabinet-makers, working during Charleston’s Neoclassical era (1795-1825) (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph)  Each of … Continue reading

A truly remarkable American Federal giltwood convex mirror, or “looking-glass”, with an ebonized and parcel-gilt eagle pediment, two dolphin appendages, an ebonized and reeded liner border with a Greek key gesso inset surrounded by spherules, ascribed to the workshop of … Continue reading

A very fine Baltimore Federal “square-back” mahogany sofa, circa 1815, attributed to the workshop of William Camp, active 1802-1823 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) The rolled and deeply reeded crestrail rests above two reeded and down-turned … Continue reading

An exceptionally fine pair of French Paris porcelain baluster form urns with Neoclassical decorations on one side, including a lyre, the symbol associated with the Greek god of music, Apollo, the reverse with a framed floral paintings of the highest ranking, circa … Continue reading

A superior American Federal mahogany and three-line satinwood and ebony inlaid  gentleman’s writing desk, likely New York City, about 1795-1815. The top drawer, the front of which features two oval veneered Neoclassical panels, and are framed by corresponding astragal cornered … 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

An excellent American Federal giltwood pier mirror, with a verre eglomise inset panel displaying a hand-painted demilune arch with a sheaf of wheat and a cycle, symbolizing Autumn, with a robin’s egg blue background, New England, likely Massachusetts, about 1805-1815 … Continue reading

A fine and rare pair of Baltimore, Maryland Classical mahogany games tables, about 1805-1815 (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) DIMENSIONS: Height: 29″, Width: 37″, Depth: 18″. CONDITION: Exceptional with no breaks or significant repairs. Each table … Continue reading

A fine American Federal Roxbury or “Banjo” wall-clock, made and signed by Aaron Willard, with eglomise panels, about 1810-1820. The brass, mahogany, reverse painted glass and gilt-wood case is surmounted by a circular glazed bezel glass dome which encloses a white … Continue reading

A very refined Federal giltwood pier mirror, with the original “verre eglomise’ panel, or insert, and mercury-glass mirror-plate. This impressive mirror is flanked by two fluted columns, each topped with an extremely detailed Ionic capital above water or acanthus leaf … Continue reading

A fine pair of Regency period crystal cut-glass candelabra, about 1815, in the manner of Blades, each with gilt metal scrolled arms, issuing cut-glass candle cups with drip pans hung with prisms, and a faceted base, United Kingdom. (For a … Continue reading

A very fine American Federal or Neoclassical mahogany Pembroke table with brass cup casters, about 1800-1815, attributable 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

A very fine and rare New York City or Charleston rosewood, rosewood veneered, gilt, and stenciled work table, about 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 rare South Carolina Federal mahogany and inlaid card table, fashioned in the New York City Neoclassical taste, about 1795-1810, Charleston, South Carolina. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) Although this games table shares similar design details and … Continue reading

A large and impressive French Paris porcelain campagna shaped urn with a central painted oval grape reserve, Grecian mask handle terminations, and the reverse with a deep and rich cobalt blue ground with laurel leaves and other very refined and vibrant … Continue reading

A French Charles X mahogany and ormolu mounted Lyre form mantle clock, about 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

A scarce steel engraving on paper entitled “Marion Crossing the Pedee” {sic}, after William Tylee Ranney (working 1813-1857) (Simply click on the image for an enlargement) Published by the American Art-Union, New York and printed by J. Dalton. “The American … 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 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

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 exceptional American Federal mahogany “pillar and claw” library table, New York City, about 1810-1815 With a visually commanding presence, this very sophisticated New York City Federal mahogany “library” table, with canted corners, four spiral turned and acanthus carved supports, with … Continue reading