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Furniture & Rugs

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:

SHERATON MAHOGANY CHEST OF DRAWERS
Boston, Mass. Circa 1790-1800.
With mahogany veneered top and sides. The drawers are veneered with a swirled grain mahogany, crossbanded with flame birch and with flame birch escutheons. There is intricate inlay around the edge of the top and at the base of the case.
43¾”W x 20½”D x 41’H

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”

VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE FIGURED WALNUT BLOCK FRONT CHEST OF DRAWERS
Boston, Massachusetts, Circa 1760. With its squared façade, four drawers, and straight bracket feet, this chest is an accomplished example of the form as interpreted in the Boston area. Retaining its original bat wing brasses and escutcheons.
Height 30 ½” x Width 35 ½” x Depth 20”; Width of case 33”
SOLD

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THE ROWE FAMILY VERY FINE AND RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED MAHOGANY REVERSE-SERPENTINE CHEST OF DRAWERS
Essex County, Massachusetts, Circa 1785
Of rare diminutive size and with finely articulated bold claw feet. Original brass hardware and an old dry surface. According to family history, the chest descended in the Rowe family of Boston until 2004.
Height 33” x Width 35 ½” x Depth 21 ½”; Width of case 33”

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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"

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QUEEN ANNE CHERRY LOWBOY Hartford County, Connecticut, 1750-60
With generous overhanging molded edge top. The case with one long drawer over two small box drawers flanking a central drawer with a deeply carved shell. Deeply scrolled apron on sides, and cyma scrolled apron on front. Standing on cabriole legs with cushioned pad feet. Pine secondary wood. Original construction throughout. Original Queen Anne brass hardware.
Top: 36” W x 22¾” D
Case: 28”W x 19” D; Height: 31”

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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”

PAINT DECORATED BLANKET CHEST
American, mid-19th century.
Pine and poplar, with original sponge stamping in yellow with green feet. Original escutcheon plate and lock. Replaced candle box. Dated and signed inside top in pencil: “William L Weaver /West Donegal township, PA /Lancaster County 1864 /Elizabethtown, PA”
25"H x 44½"W x 22¾"D

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THE NOTED "HOUSE OF DERR" PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH DOWER CHEST, Dated 1778, Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
The dovetailed case opening to a candle box, the inside of the lid stenciled "PETER DERR", circa 1832, and fronted with three arched panels, each painted with religious and mythological motifs, the central panel with two unfettered unicorns and an "olaf baum" or olive tree, on bracket feet, painted in black, red, green, orange and yellow overall.
22-3/8 x 50-1/2 x 22-1/4 inches
SOLD

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"

MAPLE FLAT TOP HIGHBOY New London County, Connecticut, c 1740-1760
The top with two drawers over three. The bottom w/one drawer over 3 smaller drawers. Beautifully detailed skirt. Cabriole legs ending in slipper feet. Original brasses.
Height: 70¾" x Width: 37¾"

CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY BONNET-TOP CHEST-ON CHEST Connecticut, 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”.

CHIP-CARVED OAK SIX-BOARD CHEST
English, 17th/18th century.
The front panel with carved leaf motif, flanked by carved floral design. Raised on cut out end boards.
16” H x 28” W x 10”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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YELLOW PAINTED PINE HANGING CUPBOARD
Mid-19th century, New England. With three interior shelves. The door with two-panel glass. Original paint.
34 1/2"H x 21 1/2"W x 9 3/4"D

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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

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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”

FEDERAL STRING INLAID MAHOGANY SOFA
Massachusetts circa 1790-1800
The sofa with arched back, scrolled arms, reeded uprights, upholstered rail. Standing on turned legs with brass cuffs, casters. Retaining its old attractive finish.
37” H x 79” W x 30” D
SOLD

ENGLISH WALNUT BENCH
Needlework stuffover seat, depicting a rampant lion. On cabriole leaf-carved supports having trifid terminals.
20”H x 22½”W x 16”D
SOLD

GEORGE II WING BACK ARM CHAIR
Circa 1740.
Tall back with undulating wings leading to scroll out arms, flat seat rail on cabriole legs with pointed pad terminals. Upholstered in floral needlework with a landscape design on back section. Needlework designed by Nancy B. Newman (1934-2018).
Height: 44”; Seat height: 15½”

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

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HIGH-BACK WALNUT LEATHER UPHOLSTERED ARMCHAIR
English, 18th Century.
In leather upholstery, with outward scrolled walnut arm rests and turned legs.

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QUEEN ANNE MAHOGANY CORNER CHAIR
Irish, circa 1740-60
The chair having trefid feet, C-scroll volutes, pierced back splat and acanthus leaf carved back.
Seat height: 20 ½”, overall height: 35 ¾”

SET OF SIX YELLOW-PAINTED AND STENCIL-DECORATED WINDSOR THUMB-BACK ARROW-BACK SIDE CHAIRS.
New England, early 19th century.
With leaf decoration on splats, and black pin-striping.
ht. 35", seat ht. 17½”

FURNITURE - tables:

SHERATON MAHOGANY INLAID CARD TABLE
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1800-1810.
Sheraton mahogany inlaid card table, bowed front and sides with turret corners, the frame and plinths veneered with flame satinwood or birch, checkered inlaid panels with Grecian key center, inlaid top edge border, bulbous reeded legs, mellow patina.
36” wide x 18¼” deep x 31” height

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MAHOGANY TILT TOP TABLE
Massachussetts, circa 1790-1810.
With beautifully carved elongated ball and claw rats feet, spiral urn pedestal.
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

MAHOGANY CONCERTINA ACTION CARD TABLE
English, circa 1775.
With graceful scroll and foliage carvings on knee returns and pad-feet. The fold-over table-top with carved floral edge. A hidden compartment slides out underneath the center of the table-top, when opened.
33”W x 16¼”D x 28¾”H, closed
33”W x 32½”D, opened

GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND STRING BANDED BREAKFAST TABLE
Circa 1780.
A fine small George III tilt-top mahogany breakfast table. The round top has a banded edge, surrounding nicely figured mahogany. Standing on a simple elegant column above four reeded downsept supports, and terminating in brass castors.
49¼” diameter x 28”high.

REGENCY PAPIER MACHE TRAY ON STAND
English, circa 1820.
The gold and black lacquer tray with a raised border finely decorated with an overall floral design in green and gold.
On a ‘bamboo’-turned stand.
30” x 22¾”. Height: 18¼”
SOLD

YELLOW PAINTED AND STENCIL DECORATED DRESSING TABLE
New England, early 19th century.
The scrolled backsplash with fruit and leaf decoration, above a top with black painted chamfered edge and similar decorated drawer.
30” wide x 17¼” depth x 29¾” height.
Height including backsplash: 36”

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

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:

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

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

GEORGE III GREEN AND GILT JAPANNED LONGCASE CLOCK
John Meredith, London. Circa 1760
8 ½ ft. high.
SOLD

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Aaron Willard Mahogany Dish Dial and Églomisé-Paneled Shelf Clock, Massachusetts, c. 1820.
33”H x 13¾”W x 6½”D

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KASHAN
North-Central Persia, late 19th/early 20th century.
Directional pattern of vinescroll vases, willow style trees and floral design in a salmon field. Surrounded by a floral indigo border.
19’10” x 10’6”

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