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Furniture

We hope you enjoy our online Gallery. Our antique furniture inventory, includes mostly pieces of the 18th and 19th century, but also occasional early 20th century pieces.
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FURNITURE - case pieces:

FINE MASSACHUSETTS CHIPPENDALE SERPENTINE CHEST
Salem, late 18th century.
Having a single board top with molded edge over four graduated blocked and reverse serpentine long drawers with finely figured drawer facings. Finely rendered scallop shell. Standing on well carved ball and claw feet.
31½” x 36 x 21¼”, case width 33½”

CHIPPENDALE FIGURED CHERRYWOOD BLOCKED REVERSE-SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS,
Hartford County, Connecticut circa 1790.
Signed by George Belden. Retaining its original cast-brass hardware and mechanical locks.
Width: 33 ½” (in case); Depth: 17 ¾” (in case); Height: 37-3/8”

THE HOPKINS FAMILY VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE BLOCK-AND-SHELL CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY BLOCK FRONT KNEEHOLE DRESSING BUREAU, Providence, Rhode Island, Circa 1790.
With exceptionally-articulated shells, a finely executed block front, use of densely grained mahogany, rare diminutive proportions, and retains the majority of its original brass hardware.
Height 31 ½" x Width 35" x Depth 19 ¼"

BOW FRONT CHERRY WOOD CHEST OF DRAWERS
Connecticut River Valley, circa 1780-1800.
Having an attractive ‘barber pole’ inlay along the top edge as well as front facing corner edges, and a fine string inlay framing each drawer; a nicely carved shell pendant on the skirt centered between ogee bracket feet.
Retaining a lovely warm patina. Original brasses.
31½”H x 40¼”W x 21¼”D

CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY BLOCKED REVERSE-SERPENTINE, SLANT-LID DESK Boston area, Massachusetts, 1760-1780
The blocked reverse-serpentine four-drawer case with a blocked lid, opening to reveal a stepped interior with pigeon-holes and shell carved central drawer. Standing on claw and ball feet.
Height: 43 ⅛" x Width: 45" x Depth: 22", 33½" when open

RARE CONNECTICUT OXBOW FAUX DRAWER CABINET
Litchfield County, 18th century.
The front having two panel doors with applied faux-drawer facings, flanked by fluted quarter columns. Carved ball and claw feet with carved shaped knee returns. The feet and cleats holding the top to the case are supported by corner braces, a typical construction feature in Litchfield county furniture.
26¾" high x 47" wide x 20½" deep

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CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY DRESSING TABLE c. 1760-1785
Benjamin Frothingham, Charlestown, Massachusetts
One drawer over three, with fan-carved center drawer. Acorn drop pendants, standing on claw and ball feet.
Height: 29 1/2" Width: 31" case; 35” top Depth: 21”

CONNECTICUT QUEEN ANNE CARVED CHERRY DRESSING TABLE
Newtown or Woodbury, Connecticut area, circa 1770.
Having a molded top with large overhang, four dovetailed drawers with poplar and oak secondary, central drawer with concave carved shell, C-scroll carved cabriole legs with pad feet, and boldly turned acorn skirt drops, probably original pierced bat wing brasses.
Height: 31” | 35”W x 22”D (top) / 30½"W x 19"D (case)

FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY SIDEBOARD.
Rhode Island or Massachusetts, late 18th century.
The figured top with inlaid edge above central drawer flanked by two cabinet doors, one opening to original cellarette drawer with fittings for six bottles, sunburst and bellflower chain inlays, fluted tapered legs and spade feet.
39¾" H x 72"L x 27¾"D

RARE AND UNUSUSAL QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY HIGH CHEST-OF-DRAWERS
Rhode Island or Coastal Connecticut, 1760-1770.
The upper section fitted with two false drawers in the fully enclosed scroll top tympanum, over 3 small drawers, above 4 graduating drawers. The lower case with one drawer over 3 drawers, raised on slender legs, with a high arching skirt with highly unusual profile with its outermost elements consisting of small ogee-shaped passages. Rare and unusual slipper feet with upturned ‘toes’ and visually distinct ‘heels’.
88½” H x 39”W x 21½” D.

NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE FLAT-TOP HIGH BOY Circa 1760-70.
The upper case with five graduating drawers, the lower case with a single drawer over three drawers, featuring a center scooped drawer. Standing on cabriole legs and ending in ball and claw feet. Old, possibly original finish.
Height: 71-1/2" x Width: 38-3/4" x Depth: 20-1/2"

RARE QUEEN ANNE STEPPED CORNICE CHERRY HIGH CHEST
probably Woodbury, Connecticut, 1760-1780.
Having a two case construction with unusual stepped cornice, fan and shell carved drawers, cabriole legs with pad feet, dovetailed and rosehead nail construction. Original bat wing brasses and escutcheons.
Height: 81¾” x 40” x 21”

CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY BONNET-TOP CHEST-ON CHEST
Massachusetts, circa 1765-75.
The spiral-turned finials and molded broken arch with carved rosettes, above a case with an arrangement of three drawers, the center one with fan carving, over four long graduated drawers, and flanked by flat fluted pilasters. The lower case with four long graduated drawers and molded base with apron and shaped bracket feet. Replaced brasses, refinished. With paper label (on reverse): “F. Althans, Wakefield, R.I.”
Height 88”, case width 41”, depth 21”

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CHEST ON CHEST ON FRAME
Dunlap School, New Hampshire, circa 1780.
Handsome chest with a flared and molded cornice, above a case of five long graduated drawers. The middle section with two long drawers, of which the top drawer has a facing carved to appear as two long narrow drawers, and the bottom drawer has facings that simulate three short drawers with a central carved fan with brass knob. The frame with shaped skirt with central double scrolls joining four legs ending in pad feet. Original star and rosette detailed brasses.
Height 73 ½”, width 40” overall, 36” at case, depth 20”.

TWO-PIECE STEP BACK CUPBOARD
New York, circa 1820.
Retaining its original two-tone yellow/red paint
6’5” H x 56” W x 20” D
SOLD

RED PAINTED CHEST OF DRAWERS
Connecticut, circa 1760-80.
Molded top, four graduating drawers, standing on bracket feet.
H: 39-1/2" W: 38" D: 18-1/2"

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PINE TWO-DRAWER BLANKET CHEST
New England, 18th century.
The rectangular top with wrought iron hinges, opens to reveal an open interior, above a conforming case fitted with two long drawers. Standing on bracket feet. Traces of the original green paint remains.
44” high, 37¾” wide, 17¾” deep

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LADY’S MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE
School of Duncan Phyfe, New York, circa 1810
The hinged top opens to a green baize-lined writing surface, and compartments for writing accessories. One drawer over reeded front with hinged door.

FURNITURE - seating:

CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY WING CHAIR
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1770
Having an upholstered yellow pine and poplar frame with arched crest and outward flaring wings, scrolled arms and serpentine-shaped seat rail, on acanthus-carved cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet.
Height overall 47⅝", height of seat 14¾", width overall 28¾", overall depth 32¼", seat 22¾ x 19¼"

QUEEN ANNE CARVED WALNUT SIDE CHAIR
New England, mid-18th c.
Shaped crest rail, chamfered stiles, vasiform splat, cabriole legs, turned and blocked stretcher, on pad feet.
39½"H x 23½"W x 17½"D

SOLD

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FEDERAL MAHOGANY LOLLING CHAIR
Massachusetts, circa 1810.
Having a serpentine crest rail, molded arm supports and molded tapered legs, joined by ‘H’-stretchers.
Height: 45”

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PAIR OF ART DECO RECLINING ARMCHAIRS
Attr. to Czech designer Jindrich Halabala, circa 1930.
Reclining walnut veneered frame with chromed bars. Back and seat cushions.
Width: 24” Height: 38” Depth: 29” / 40” when fully reclined

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MAHOGANY EASY CHAIR
Rhode Island, c. 1740-50
Early Rhode Island mahogany wing chair with beautifully arched crest rail and ogival wings with out-scrolled arms. Standing on cabriole legs with pad feet, joined with block and turned stretchers.
Overall height: 47 ½”

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RARE DIMINUTIVE SIZE FEDERAL MAHOGANY SOFA
North Salem, Mass., circa 1810-20.
Having an arched back with turned reeded posts, supporting reeded arms above a fitted seat.
Standing on bulbous turned reeded legs.
Dimensions overall:
77½" long x 26" depth x 35" height; seat height: 18"

QUEEN ANNE WALNUT SIDE CHAIR
New England, 18th century.
The raised crest with vase-from splat, a molded edge square seat, and shaped apron. Standing on cabriole legs with pad feet, joined with rare blocked and turned flat scalloped stretcher.
41¾"h, 18½"w

QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY WING CHAIR
Rhode Island, possibly Newport, circa 1755-1770.
A fine Queen Anne mahogany easy chair of pleasing vertical proportions. The arched crest flanked by outstretched ogival wings continuing to conical supports. On cabriole legs joined by block-and-turned stretchers and ending in pad feet.
Height: 45”
SOLD

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FEDERAL MAHOGANY LOLLING CHAIR
Massachusetts, circa 1810.
Having a serpentine crest rail and upholstered arm supports. Standing on straight legs.

FURNITURE - tables:

FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY OVAL-TOP PEMBROKE TABLE
New York, circa 1790-1810.
The oval drop-leaf top with a concave molded edge above a bow-front case with a drawer supported by tapered legs with graduated bell flower inlay above inlaid cuffs.

CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY TILT-TOP TEA TABLE
Massachussetts, circa 1790-1810.
The square molded top tilting above a turned spiral urn pedestal on a tripod base, ending in beautifully carved elongated rat’s claw feet.
52 ¼"H in upright position, 27 ½"H open
Table top 33" x 32 ¼"

MASSACHUSETTS WALNUT CARD TABLE
Circa 1790-1810
Outstanding Massachusetts card table with very fine inlay. All original.
31”H x 36”W x 17½” D closed / 35” D open

GEORGE III THREE PEDESTAL DINING TABLE
English, early 19th century.
Figured solid mahogany top with reeded edges, tilting on urn turned support. The pedestals on saber legs with brass casters. Two additional leaves.
139”L x 49”W x 29”H

PAINTED TOLE TRAY TABLE
19th century.
The cartouche-form tray intricately painted with peacocks and flowers. Set in a black painted conforming base with X-form stretcher.
25"x 19¾" x 19¼"H

FEDERAL CARVED MAHOGANY SERPENTINE GAME TABLE
Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1770-1800.
The serpentine top with reeded edge, on shaped apron with gouged notches. The legs are nicely molded and tapered, with open fretwork brackets.
Height: 28" x Width: 35½" x Depth: 17½"

TOLE VANITY / SHAVING STAND WITH MARBLE TOP
American, 19th century.
The paint decorated tole with a faux wood-grain design. The marble top above one drawer, and a door opening up to a single shelf interior. Towel bars on either side, the detachable mirror on swivel.
20½” wide x 16” depth x 36¼” height.
Height including mirror: 49½”

PAIR OF RED PAINT-DECORATED TORCHÈRES
A wonderful pair of 19th century large torchères. Handsomely constructed from nicely turned shaft on dovetailed tripod feet, and red paint-decorated wood with foliate and floral motif gilt decoration.
Height: 42¾ inches
SOLD

BURL WALNUT WRITING SLOPE ON STAND
English or American, 19th century.
The brass banded writing slope, opens up to a fitted interior with a pen cove, under which a small storage space is accessed, and 3 small compartments for inkwells. The tooled leather writing surface on both upper and lower slope, opens to document storage. The closed box is raised on a stand of later date.
Box dimensions, closed:
15¾”W x 9¼”D x 6½”H
Height with stand: 24”

MIRRORS:
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GEORGE III CHIPPENDALE MIRROR
English, circa 1760 – 1770.
Intricately carved giltwood and gesso mirror with elegant floral and foliate design and c-scrolls.
Dimensions overall:
30” wide x 54” high

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Federal Gilt-gesso Eglomise Mirror
New England, 19th cenury.
The molded cornice above eglomise tablet showing an American spreadwing eagle with shield and a banner, and clutching arrows and an olive branch in its talons; flanked by floral garlands. Mirror glass below, all flanked by simulated pilasters with beading.
Height: 42" Width: 20½" - 26" at the top

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LIGHT MAHOGANY AND BOXWOOD DRESSING/SHAVING MIRROR
Albany, New York, circa 1810-1820.
The mirror is suspended between two turned mahogany uprights and has two drawers in the bow front base. Standing on ogee feet.
18¼” wide x 19½” height x 7½” depth.

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18th CENTURY CONTINENTAL COURTING MIRROR
The molded frame enclosing reverse-painted glass panels with floral designs and a flower bouquet in the crest.
Courting mirrors were imported from Northern Europe in the 18th century and later. They were a traditional courting gift presented by suitors to young maidens.
13½" high x 8½" wide

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18th CENTURY CONTINENTAL COURTING MIRROR
The molded frame enclosing reverse-painted glass panels with floral designs and a flower bouquet in the crest.
Courting mirrors were imported from Northern Europe in the 18th century and later. They were a traditional courting gift presented by suitors to young maidens.
17" high x 12" wide

CLOCKS & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS:
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MAHOGANY SHELF CLOCK SAMUEL MULLIKEN (1746-1846)
Salem, Mass., circa 1800-05.
The top section with pierced shaped cresting topped and flanked by brass urn finials above the flat molded cornice and hinged door opening to a polychrome painted iron dial, the maker’s name S. Mulliken” encircled in a wreath on a white and black painted plinth flanked by red and blue flowers on a black background; and a brass weight-driven movement with a drop-strike mechanism; the molded support and lower section of molded tombstone hinged door, all resting on ogee bracket feet, old surface.
H: 40”, W: 12” , D:61/4”
Provenance: Descendants of Timothy Pickering.

WALNUT VENEERED HEPPLEWHITE TALL CASE CLOCK
Massachusetts, circa 1810.
Brass eight day movement with strike, seconds dial, calendar, and moon phase. Maker unknown. The case with a broken arch top, above a shaped waist door with figured walnut inlay flanked by two columns, over a banded edge base panel, a shaped apron, and French feet.
104"H x 20"W x 10½"D

MONUMENTAL REFRACTOR TELESCOPE
By Marc Secretan, Paris. Late 19th century.
Large brass refractor telescope, made by renowned scientific instrument maker in Paris, Marc Francois Louis Secretan (Swiss, 1804-1867). Inscribed “Secretan A Paris” on the ocular collar, and engraved “Presented by Louis J. Boury ‘79” on the main tube.
The telescope is mounted on a large carved oak tripod with integrated adjustable worm gear that allows the telescope to be raised and lowered.
4.5” diameter x 51” long (main tube), 7.5” finderscope
SOLD

SHIP’S CHRONOMETER
English, circa 1835.
Extremely rare and important ship’s chronometer, no. 1326, by Arnold and Dent, London, circa 1835. The chronometer, which has a 56 hour movement, sits in its original brass gimbel and retains its original brass locking mechanism and numbered key. Mounted in its original mahogany two-tiered box, and original mahogany outside box.
Overall dimensions: 10” wide x 8-3/8” depth x 8” height

CARVED ROSEWOOD AND BRASS GIMBALED SHIP'S BAROMETER
English or Scottish, circa 1850.
Foliate-carved pediment above a glazed panel enclosing angled bone plates with scale. Below the gimbal is a sympiesometer with thermometer, carved bulbous decoration above the brass cestern.
Height: 39” x 5 ½” wide
SOLD

NORRIS NORTH PILLAR AND SCROLL MANTEL CLOCK
Torrington, Connecticut. Circa 1825-1830
30-hour wooden works, time and strike weight driven “East/West” movement.