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Questions about antiques.com? Call our customer service line at 1-800-ANTIQUES http://www.antiques.com//images/antiques_logo.jpg http://www.antiques.com/ A Set Of Six Neo-classic Reliefs Of French Kings http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039701/Antique-A-Set-of-Six-Neo-Classic-Reliefs-of-French-Kings A set of six round plaster of paris reliefs of french kings set in oval surrounds bordered with a sienna matte. Late nineteenth to early twentieth century. Overall width 6.25

Item Price : $875.00
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An American Federal Mahogany Card Table 1800 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039702/Antique-An-American-Federal-Mahogany-Card-Table-1800 Attributed to charleston, south carolina. Possibly by james main, w. 1813-1822 a newly discovered and previously undocumented american federal card or "games" table attributed to charleston, south carolina, circa 1810-1820. The present table, found in an estate, in the st. Paul, minnesota vicinity, belongs to a relatively rare, but extensively documented grouping of tables that were produced in charleston, south carolina during the federal era. It features a number of idiosyncratic details which suggest that the cabinet-maker's shop that produced this particular example had a familiarity of styles that were common to new york work, most notably in the presence of the table's astragal inlays, and five legs, which are turned, then reeded and end in an inverted urn shaped foot. New york details, such as these mentioned are common on charleston bedsteads, case furniture, and tables. What is most notably uncharacteristic of new york workshop practices is the incorporation of a "round, elliptical front", more commonly called a "d" shape, which is rarely encountered in furniture produced by american cabinetmaking centers, other than those of the south carolina low country. Two card tables off this same architectural plan remain in the collection of the department of state, diplomatic reception rooms, and have been tentatively attributed to rhode island. This attribution has been more recently questioned, and a strong argument has been made suggesting a charleston origin. Virtually all the other examples that have been examined have been attributed to accordingly. Materials: mahogany, mahogany veneers, eastern white pine (frame), birch (fly rail)**, various light colored inlays, brass and steel. All by visual analysis. Microscopy report pending. Condition: exceptional. Minor repair to stress crack at the top of the upper left leg. Minor losses to the stringing, old, honey colored finish, with mellow patination. Dimensions: (all approximate) 28" high, 18" deep, 35" width.
Item Price : $14500.00
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An English Cut Crystal Decantur Or Pitcher http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039704/Antique-An-English-Cut-Crystal-Decantur-or-Pitcher A fine anglo-irish cut-crystal water decanter, with lobed base, early 19th century. Fine condition and very heavy. Height 12 1/2".
Item Price : $495.00
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A Set Of Chinese Export Porcelain http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039705/Antique-A-Set-of-Chinese-Export-Porcelain An assembled set of three pieces of chinese export porcelain, two dinner plates, and one shrimp dish.
Item Price : $225.00
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A Fine Philadelphia Federal Mahogany Card Table, 1800 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039707/Antique-A-Fine-Philadelphia-Federal-Mahogany-Card-Table--1800 A very appealing american federal mahogany card table with concave front from the philadelphia or possibly baltimore area. Accentuated with diamond inlays at the top of each tapered leg. Diamond shaped string inlays on the skirt. Condition: mint condition, no repairs or replacements. Glue blocking system undisturbed. Conservation to the finish. A choice table. Materials: mahogany, mahogany veneers, white oak (swing rail, fixed rail), southern yellow pine (back rail), poplar and white pine. Dimensions: height 28", width 34", depth 17"
Item Price : $6500.00
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A Chinese Export Leather Bound Camphorwood Trunk http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039708/Antique-A-Chinese-Export-Leather-Bound-Camphorwood-Trunk An early nineteenth century china trade leather bound camphor-wood chest a chinese export chest, circa 1800, with the original brass plaque of the owner, most likely a seaman, engraved "ch's prescott, boston". Height 11", width 26 1/2", depth 12 1/2"
Item Price : $1250.00
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An American Federal-style Hepplewhite Mirror http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039709/Antique-An-American-Federal-Style-Hepplewhite-Mirror An american federal-style mahogany and parcel gilt "eglomise" inset looking glass, early twentieth century with an "eglomise" inset and trellis garlands, early twentieth century. Excellent condition. Height overall 52", width overall 23"
Item Price : $2450.00
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A Large English Neo-classical Giltwood Pier Mirror http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039711/Antique-A-Large-English-Neo-Classical-Giltwood-Pier-Mirror An unusually large english nineteenth century neo-classical style pier mirror with corinthian columns and tablet inset with a swag. Retains the original glass and gilding.
Item Price : $2250.00
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An American Federal Mahogany Pedestal Dining Table 1800 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039713/Antique-An-American-Federal-Mahogany-Pedestal-Dining-Table-1800 A rare american federal three part mahogany dining table, probably philadelphia, circa 1800,comprised of dense and solid "island" figured top, veneered skirt, three pedestals with saber legs ending in the original brass casters. Although this form was produced in significant numbers in great britain, it is a relatively rare form of american furniture. The secondary woods, by microanalysis, are ash and white pine, which clearly indicates the continent of origin. The table was most likely made in the philadelphia area, as it has a history of ownership in a family of prominence in that city, however, it may have also been made in the new york vicinity, or even possibly charleston. Condition: the table retains all its original lock, hinges, and the majority of the original late eighteenth century hand-wrought screws. The finish is very early, possibly original, and has been conserved with several coats of shellac to the top and an application of microcrystalline wax. Dimensions: height 27 1/2", length 102", width 44 1/2"
Item Price : $8500.00
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A Pair Of Dutch Style Brass Candlesticks http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039714/Antique-A-pair-of-Dutch-Style-Brass-Candlesticks- Nineteenth century with drip pans. Hand cast, excellent weight and form. Height 8.25
Item Price : $395.00
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A Rare Neo-classical Mahogany Pier Mirror With Dolphins http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039715/Antique-A-rare-Neo-Classical-Mahogany-Pier-Mirror-with-Dolphins A very rare, possibly unique, european mahogany pier mirror with dolphins detail. The mirror retains all elements of its originality, including the mirror plates and backboards. Probably continental, but possibly english. Height 49", width 17 3/4
Item Price : $2500.00
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A French Empire 19th Century Six-arm Bronze Chandelier http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039716/Antique-A-French-Empire-19th-Century-Six-Arm-Bronze-Chandelier- An excellent french first empire patinated bronze and ormolu chandelier with six arms, anthemion coronette, and central candle or oil burner, last half of the nineteenth century. Height overall is 37"
Item Price : $3850.00
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French Two-arm Bouilotte Lamp, Late 19th Century http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039717/Antique--French-Two-Arm-Bouilotte-Lamp--late-19th-Century A rare late 19th century french tole "bouilotte" lamp, newly wired with excellent cast details, height 27
Item Price : $2250.00
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A Very Good Late 18th Century Tortoiseshell Snuff Box http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039718/Antique-A-very-good-late-18th-century-tortoiseshell-snuff-box- A very good late 18th century tortoiseshell snuff box with gold mounts, circa 1780-1800.
Item Price : $395.00
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An English Paper Mache Snuff Box http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039719/Antique-An-English-Paper-Mache-Snuff-Box An early nineteenth paper-mache snuff box, painted with an interior scene of a lady examining her legs in a cheval mirror. Excellent condition
Item Price : $225.00
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An Outstanding English Regency Rosewood Card Table 1815 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039720/Antique-An-outstanding-English-Regency-Rosewood-Card-Table-1815 A superior english regency rosewood games table of the highest ranking in terms of condition, form, and details of remarkable finesse. The table incorporates the best design elements, exotic woods, and materials of the english late neo-classical style that occurred between the years 1811, when george prince of wales became "regent", that is to say king of england, in all but title, and 1820, when he succeeded as king george iv, after the death of his father, george iii. The basic form of the table appears in the publication designs for household furniture and interior decoration, published in 1806 by george smith, brewer street, golden square, london. Numerous related tables and case pieces reside in both windsor castle, buckingham palace, and the victoria and albert museum. Condition: exceptional. No repairs or breaks. The legs have been re-enforced at some time in the table's history with steel braces on the underside. The table retains what appears to be the original baize wool playing surface. Original brass casters with wheels. Inscriptions/label: the table bears a paper label on the underside which is printed and reads: "bartlett's depositor haslemere". Haslemere is a town in surrey, england and is close to the border with both hampshire and west essex on the major road between london and portsmouth, south-west of guildford. The table also bears a chiseled indentation on the pocket drawer bottom which reads: 2075 lo/n/t ae/n/t } pr while this mark is undetermined in its nature, "ae" is most likely a latin inscription meaning small temple or castle, and the further initials are likely related to the table's original owner. Dimensions: height 28", width 35 3/4", depth 17 1/2". Materials: rose, king's, and zebra woods, ormolu mounts of "honey-suckle flowers" and "anthemion" (a greek word for flower) derived from c.H. Tantham's etchings of ancient ornamental architecture drawn from the originals in rome and other parts of italy during the years 1794, 1795, and 1796, 1799, 1800, as well as star inlays. Brass and steel, wool baize playing surface.
Item Price : $9800.00
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Set Of Four English Regency Armchairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039721/Antique--Set-of-Four-English-Regency-Armchairs Two from a fine set of four george iii ebonized and painted armchairs with first class upholstered seats, spade feet, and caned bottoms. One pair of the period 1800-1810, the second pair later copies.
Item Price : $2850.00
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A Set Of Six English Regency Side Chairs, Circa 1805 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039722/Antique-A-set-of-six-English-Regency-side-chairs--circa-1805 A good set of six english side chairs of great delicacy, with caned back and seats, roped carved details with brass embellishments. Now upholstered in a first-class manner
Item Price : $5800.00
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A George Iii Bowfront Corner Cupboard In Mahogany, 1790 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039724/Antique-A-George-III-Bowfront-corner-cupboard-in-mahogany--1790 A very attractive late eighteenth century hepplewhite corner cupboard, with three interior shelves and three lower drawers. Some veneer shrinkage to the cornice.
Item Price : $2950.00
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An American Federal Giltwood Pier Mirror, Circa 1810 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039725/Antique-An-American-Federal-giltwood-pier-mirror--circa-1810 An american federal giltwood pier mirror or âlooking glassâ of large proportion, attributed to boston or salem. The frieze decorated with a gessoed composition of allegorical figures in the classical taste with insets of cornucopias above rope turned columns. A similar mirror appears in the collection of winterthur, wilmington, de. Retains all original gilded surfaces. Marks/inscriptions: a typed mid-20th century description appears on the reverse. Provenance: the estate of the late louise cherry brooks, a prominent alabama fine arts dealer and collector.
Item Price : $6800.00
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An English Regency Giltwood Pier Mirror With Label http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039726/Antique-An-English-Regency-Giltwood-Pier-Mirror-with-Label An exceptional english george iii pier mirror with a red eglomise panel of gilt roses and cornice with spherules above a rectangular mirror plate flanked by ribboned columns. Original gilding with the rare manufacturer's paper label which reads "m. Gould & sons, no. 78 grace church street london manufactures of looking & plate glasses also concave and convex mirrors" circa 1800-1815.
Item Price : $8800.00
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An English George Iii Mahogany Bowfront Sideboard http://www.antiques.com/classified/1039727/Antique-An-English-George-III-Mahogany-Bowfront-Sideboard- An excellent diminutive english george iii mahogany inlaid sideboard with a bowed-shaped front, quarter inlays, and spade feet, circa 1780-1800. The case retains the original wine bottle drawer. Rich finish and excellent color. The hepplewhite drawer pulls are period, but proper replacements. No repairs or alterations and a choice size! Height 36 1/2", width 47 7/8", depth 21 3/4".
Item Price : $7500.00
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An Excellent English George Iii Bowfront Sideboard, Circa 1800 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1086971/Antique-An-excellent-English-George-III-Bowfront-Sideboard--circa-1800 A very elegant english george iii mahogany bowfront sideboard with dazzling cross-banded satinwood top and three line inlays, circa 1800, with the rare inclusion of the original "lion's head" pulls. The drawers repeat the pattern of the top and are accented with corresponding exuberant satinwood borders. The case rest on six tapered legs that terminate in spade feet. Ancient, old surface with outstanding patina, untouched by time with no notable repairs. height 36.5", width 63", depth overall 27.75" provenance: a private collection, charleston, south carolina
Item Price : $8500.00
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A South Carolina Federal Mahogany Secretary And Bookcase, Circa 1815-1820, Attributed To Georgetown, South Carolina http://www.antiques.com/classified/1086973/Antique-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 the only replacement or alteration. Undisturbed case pieces from the american south, such as this secretary, are relatively rare, particularly those that survive from areas outside of major urban centers. georgetown was a thriving and affluent coastal community throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, located at the tip of the waccamaw neck between the waccamaw river, winyah bay, and the atlantic ocean. It was originally surveyed as one of the ten baronies of the american colony that was divided among the eight lord proprietors of the province of carolina. It was formally established as a town in 1729. Crop experimentation was common amongst the early settlers of the area and included a number of commodities, most predominantly rice, but also fruits, teas, lumber, and indigo. Although the research of the cabinetmaking trade in the city of georgetown has been relatively unexplored, there are two known case pieces, both sideboards, attributed to workshops there. One is said to have descended in the family of joseph alston (1779-1816) and another, without any oral history, do exist. Both are shown in the furniture of charleston 1680-1820 by bradford l. Rauschenberg an john bivins, jr. Suggesting that there was an active cabinetmaking trade there that was patronized by the affluent members of the local community. stylistically, the pattern of this secretary follows an architectural scheme that could have been made in a number of areas in south that were influenced by northern workshops, but it displays idiosyncratic construction elements, materials, and a sophisticated and evolved fitted interior that suggest it was made in a cabinetshop in an urban region familiar to the relatively new designs popular in the late neo-classical and classical areas, most notably new york, but still maintains a somewhat naive interpretation of that style. There is a remarkably similar secretary bookcase in the collection of colonial williamsburg that is signed by charles c. Parkes, of lynchburg, virginia, and shown in southern furniture 1680-1830. The colonial williamsburg collection by ronald l. Hurst and jonathan prown, plate 145., however, considering the family history and provenance of this secretary, coupled with the abundant use of southern yellow pine as a secondary wood, it seems most logical that an attribution to georgetown would be unassailable, as mcclellanville is approximately 30 miles south of georgetown, south carolina. history: this secretary was owned by hugh swinton mcgillivray of mcclellanville, sc, descended to his step-daughter in-law mrs. W.B. Stratton of walterboro, sc and sold at her estate auction on october 11, 1987 in walterboro. provenance: the estate of the late francis d. "skeeter" mcnairy, savannah, georgia. condition: exceptional, with no repairs of note. The finish is a non-original french polish shellac determined by visual analysis using uv light exposure. One turned foot is missing a small portion on the side. All glue blocks appear to be present. No alteration to the cornice and there are no inscriptions. The writing surface is a twentieth century replacement. The glass appearing in the upper-case panels is old, and possibly original to the piece. dimensions: height 95 3/8" width 47" depth 21 7/8" materials: mahogany, mahogany veneers, southern yellow pine (backboards), eastern white pine (lower drawer sides, bottoms, and fronts), tulip poplar (interior secretary drawer sides) brass, and glass.
Item Price : $18000.00
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A Pair Of George Iii Style Silverplate Three Branch Candelabra http://www.antiques.com/classified/1087790/Antique-A-pair-of-George-III-Style-Silverplate-Three-Branch-Candelabra An unusually attractive pair of georgian style silverplate candelabra from a virginia estate. The pair are highly ornamented with gadrooning on the orginal bobeches and square bases. The stems have spiral fluting. Edwardian era with a "deer-head" touchmark.
Item Price : $850.00
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A French First Empire Paris Porcelain Coffee Service, Marked Schoelcher, 1804 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1088101/Antique-A-French-First-Empire-Paris-Porcelain-Coffee-Service--marked-Schoelcher--1804 A very fine set of french first empire porcelain, circa 1804, with bold gilding and midnight blue background, bearing the signature of the schoelcher factory. The vast majority of french nineteenth century porcelains, commonly called "old paris" are not authored. The workshop of marc schoelcher was active at various locations during the years 1798-1834. The schoelchers had a prominent salesroom on "boulveard des italiens" in paris. Marc schoelcher was born in 1766 in fessen-heim, and came to paris about 1789. He was not only an accomplished porcelain maker, but also a writer of note, publishing a book of the life of handel and also an artist, and music critic. His son, victor, was taken into the family business in 1819, and became a friend of chopin, berloiz, pleyel, and george sands: she speaks of him in "histoire de ma vie". A number of schoelcher's pieces are on display at various museums, including the metropolitan museum, new york, and the limoges, musee national, in france. Chocolate pot - 10 1/2 inches high to top of finial cream jug - 8 inches tall to top of handle sugar bowl - approximately 5 1/4 inches tall to top of finial, by approximately 6 3/4 inches from handle to handle cup - approximately 3 3/8 inches high to the top of the rim, and 4 3/8 inches high to the highest part of the handle. Saucer - approximately 4 7/8 inches wide by approximately 1 inch tall.
Item Price : $5800.00
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A New York Federal Mahogany Pembroke Table, Circa 1810 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1088694/Antique-A-New-York-Federal-Mahogany-Pembroke-Table--circa-1810 An exceptionally fine american federal mahogany pembroke table from new york city, 1810-1815, with the original brass casters, in outstanding condition. A virtually identical table was sold in the celebrated sale of mr. Berry b. Tracy, sotheby's, new york and was labeled by workshop of charles christian, 90 fulton street, a few doors down from the workshop of duncan phyfe. Christian's shop was commissioned by the mayor's office in new york to make furniture for city hall in 1814-1815. Height 27.50, width (open) 42 .25, depth 34.
Item Price : $7500.00
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A Very Fine Set Of French First Empire Porcelain, Circa 1804, Bearing The Signature Of The Schoelcher Factory. http://www.antiques.com/classified/1092006/Antique-A-very-fine-set-of-French-First-Empire-Porcelain--circa-1804--bearing-the-signature-of-the-Schoelcher-factory- A very fine set of french first empire porcelain, circa 1804, bearing the signature of the schoelcher factory. The vast majority of french nineteenth century porcelains, commonly called "old paris" are not authored. The workshop of marc schoelcher was active at various locations during the years 1798-1834. The schoelchers had a prominent salesroom on "boulveard des italiens" in paris. Marc schoelcher was born in 1766 in fessen-heim, and came to paris about 1789. He was not only an accomplished porcelain maker, but also a writer of note, publishing a book of the life of handel and also an artist, and music critic. His son, victor, was taken into the family business in 1819, and became a friend of chopin, berloiz, pleyel, and george sands: she speaks of him in "histoire de ma vie". A number of schoelcher's pieces are on display at various museums, including the metropolitan museum, new york, and the limoges, musee national, in france. Chocolate pot - 10 1/2 inches high to top of finial cream jug - 8 inches tall to top of handle sugar bowl - approximately 5 1/4 inches tall to top of finial, by approximately 6 3/4 inches from handle to handle cup - approximately 3 3/8 inches high to the top of the rim, and 4 3/8 inches high to the highest part of the handle. Saucer - approximately 4 7/8 inches wide by approximately 1 inch tall
Item Price : $5800.00
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An English George Iv Giltwood Convex Mirror, With Two-candlearms, Circa 1800-1820 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1118678/Antique-An-English-George-IV-Giltwood-Convex-Mirror--with-two-candlearms--circa-1800-1820 An english regency or george iv giltwood two-arm convex mirror with eagle crest, original gilding and two candlearms, circa 1800-1820. A choice size with remarkably good proportions.
Item Price : $6500.00
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A Pair Of French Paris Porcelain Cabinet Plates, Circa 1815 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1118723/Antique-A-pair-of-French-Paris-Porcelain-Cabinet-Plates--circa-1815 An extremely nice pair of french cabinet paris porcelain plates (9" wide) beautifully decorated with a "floral bouquet" and a midnight blue background, probably made by the schoelcher factory, active 1798-1834. the condition of the pair is extremely good-absolutely no repairs or chips whatsoever, minor wear which shows more clearly in the photos that it does up close. They each have a mark in blue on the back that is documented in the book faince et poreclaine de paris by, madame de plinval de guillebon (a fish), signifying they were decorated by "perche" who was a well-known decorator for the schoelcher factory. There is also a pair of campagna form urns in the book marked by schoelcher with basically the same "floral" bouquets in the central reserve.
Item Price : $1800.00
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An Important American Aesthetic Movement Three-handled Beaker By Tiffany And Company, Designed By Edward C. Moore http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126782/Antique-An-Important-American-Aesthetic-Movement-Three-Handled-Beaker-by-Tiffany-and-Company--designed-by-Edward-C--Moore âan exceedingly fine american âaesthetic movementâ silver three-handled âmixed metalâ vase in the âjapanesqueâstyle, made by tiffany and co., new york city, designed by edward c. Moore, with tortoise âappliquesâ, circa 1878â³ this piece is being sold for the benefit of a mid-west foundation dedicated to the education of artists, curators, and administrators of americaâs rich cultural heritage of the visual and fine arts and has not been made available publicly for decades. The foundationâs executive director purchased this piece from a private collector in 1977, who had owned it for many years. The form is very rare, the condition is superb, and the patina undisturbed. height: approximately 7â³ , width at base is 6 3/8â³. weight: 33 ounces. marks: tiffany & co. 5836 makers 176, sterling silver and other-metals, 214â³ interested parties are encouraged to phone or email for additional information.
Item Price : $1.00
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An Important Tiffany And Company Aesthetic Movement Mixed Metal Silver Pitcher, Designed By Edward C. Moore http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126783/Antique-An-Important-Tiffany-and-Company-Aesthetic-Movement-Mixed-Metal-Silver-Pitcher--designed-by-Edward-C--Moore âan exceedingly fine and rare american silver âmixed-metalâ pitcher in the âjapanesqueâ style by âtiffany & co.â new york city, circa 1880, designed by edward c. Mooreâ this piece is being sold for the benefit of a mid-west foundation dedicated to the education of artists, curators, and administrators of americaâs rich cultural heritage of the visual and fine arts and has not been made available publicly for decades. The foundationâs executive director purchased this piece from a private collector in 1977, who had owned it for many years. It is in superb condition, and features butterflies and carps in a fish pond with bamboo stalks against a hand-hammered background. The patina is undisturbed. height: 9â³, width 6â² (base). weight: 37 ounces. marks: tiffany & co. 6355 makers, 6373, sterling silver and other-metals, 214, m. interested parties are encouraged to inquire by phone or email.
Item Price : $1.00
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A New England Federal Mahogany Inlaid Secretary, Circa 1800 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126784/Antique-A-New-England-Federal-mahogany-inlaid-secretary--circa-1800 âan outstanding american federal mahogany and inlaid secretary or âladyâs writing deskâ, massachusetts, with french feet and two upper doors with âgothicâ arches, circa 1795-1805â³ height overall, 77â³, width 39â³, depth 20â³. sold
Item Price : $7250.00
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An American Classical Mahogany Center Table, New York City, 1835-1840 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126785/Antique-An-American-Classical-Mahogany-Center-Table--New-York-City--1835-1840 âan american classical center table with the original âegyptian marbleâ top, new york city, circa 1835-1840, with flamboyant crotch mahogany veneersâ height: 32â³ , width 37â³
Item Price : $1.00
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A Exceptionally Fine And Rare English Neo-classical Giltwood Looking Glass, Circa 1770-1800 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126786/Antique-A-Exceptionally-Fine-and-Rare-English-Neo-Classical-Giltwood-Looking-Glass--circa-1770-1800 âan exceptionally fine and rare english neo-classical giltwood looking glass, circa 1770-1800â³ this mirror typifies the work of the leading british neo-classical architect and designer, robert adam (1728-1792), who was born in kirkcaldy, fife, scotland and later moved to edinburgh, where he trained under his father, who was an architect there. After travelling to france and italy for his âgrand tourâ in 1754-1758, where he met and studied the works of charles-louis clerisseau and giovanni battista piranesi, robert adam returned to great britain and together with his brother, james, the adams brothers created a partnership in london that designed architecture, interiors, furniture, metalworks, carpets, chimney-pieces for the most elite households in the united kingdom in the last decades of the eighteenth century. The style âadamesqueâ was based on greco-roman motifs and well-known for its light and airy restraint, which was a contradiction to earlier designs of the wildly flamboyant baroque. The âadamsâ style quickly permeated all of europe and eventually influenced north america. This mirror is firmly grounded in what adamâs described as the âetruscanâ style, which he adopted, and is defined by its extreme delicacy and intricacy, facilitated by ornamental composition on wires and tracery, almost always accompanied by pendants. Adam was at his best when designing looking glasses, such as the mirror shown here, with a filligree border. condition: this mirror is in immaculate condition and retains the original âwater gildedâ surfaces with the beveled mirror plate being the only replacement. The circular âghost markâ shown in the mirror plate is from flash photography and is not visible when viewed. Additional photographs of the mirrors back and other details are available upon request. Please email us at chicoraclm@msn.Com dimensions: 56â³ overall height, 42â³ overall width. provenance: a charlotte, north carolina estate of note.
Item Price : $29500.00
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A Regency Or Federal Style Convex Mirror http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126787/Antique-A-Regency-or-Federal-Style-Convex-Mirror A very attractive early twentieth century reproduction of a regency convex mirror with an eagle pediment. Great color, details, and has the original mirror, which has gently faded. This mirror is an antique, but not of the period, and is priced accordingly. Height 34â³, width 21â³.
Item Price : $895.00
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A Fine American Classical Mahogany Games Table, Circa 1825-1835, Attributed To Baltimore, Maryland Or Eastern, Virginia http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126789/Antique-A-Fine-American-Classical-Mahogany-Games-Table--circa-1825-1835--Attributed-to-Baltimore--Maryland-or-Eastern--Virginia A fine american classical mahogany games table, circa 1825-1835 attributed to baltimore, maryland or eastern, virginia introduction: a highly ambitious and robustly carved american mahogany classical card or games âpillar and clawâ table, attributed to the city of baltimore, maryland, or possibly eastern virginia, circa 1825-1835, with exceptional carved details in a captivating state of original preservation. The present card table comes directly from an estate in st. Joseph, missouri, and has not been made for sale publicly for approximately four decades. Stylistically, this table falls into a grouping of âfoliateâ and inverted acanthus carved pedestal tables that were made primarily in both philadelphia and baltimore during the years 1815-1835, all of which seem to have derived from plate 69 of the english designer george smithâs âcollection of designs for household furnitureâ published in 1808 with the earliest documented example being a mahogany âwork tableâ, made in philadelphia around 1815 by an unknown cabinetmaker currently in âthe biggs museum of american artâ, dover, delaware. object description: this card table is made of very dense and luscious tropical mahogany, which was necessary for the highly refined carvings found throughout itsâ base decorations. The top features two leaves of solid mahogany which are joined together with a very unusual brass hinge that appears in the rear of the leaves, rather than at the sides, as is normally encountered. This abnormal and idiosyncratic detail in the tablesâ construction may suggest authorship to a specific workshop. The tablesâ top features âcantedâ corners and a veneered mahogany skirt that is inwardly coved in a manner typical of philadelphia and baltimore practices of the classical era. The top rotates and pivots to reveal a solid âplayingâ surface and contains a pocket drawer which was meant to conceal playing cards and other accoutrements when not in use. the pedestal base is embellished with a downward drooping leafage emanating from an urn pedestal that is orthodoxically ringed with some form of similar carving, in this incidence, further leafage, suggesting a cascading waterfall. The distinguished and unexpected high knees of the table, in concert with a round, instead of a rectangular platform, and attenuated âlionâs pawâ found on this card table is atypical of philadelphia pedestal tables of any form, and is more often encountered in the pieces from the city of baltimore and further west. A âpillar and clawâ rent or center mahogany table owned by sumpter priddy, iii, gallery with a virtually indistinguishable mid-pedestal and other similarities, is attributed to the workshop of john erhart rose, a philadelphia trained cabinetmaker who ventured westward to open a workshop in abingdon, virginia (see: âart & antiquesâ summer 2010), therefore, an attribution to his shop is not a stretch, but the secondary materials of this card table are ash and poplar, and do not include the distinct use walnut, as does the rose table. attributtion: an impromptu glance at the table from the casual collector would suggest philadelphia as the most likely place of manufacture, however, this card table has several merits that virtually eliminate that city as a suspect. The three fundamental elements that prevent a philadelphia attribution are the circular platform base, the pronounced high knees accented the legs and the attenuated âlions pawâ foot. Philadelphia forms were undoubtedly the inspiration for the tableâs pedestal, but new york city work certainly influenced the feet, which are far less closely related to philadelphia examples from documented forms from cabinetmakers there, such as anthony quervelle, charles and john white, and michael bovier and much more aligned with feet found on furniture, particularly card tables, from new yorkâs best cabinteshops, most notably, charles h. Lannuier and duncan phyfe. This fact is not at all disconcerting, as much of the furniture made in maryland and eastern virginia looked to forms made in new york during the early and late classical era for its design direction. In fact, on june 28th, 1817, john howeâs âbaltimore carpet, furniture, and looking glass warehouseâ advertised âsideboards of boston, new york, and baltimore stylesâ for sale which helps demonstrate baltimoreâs inhabitants consciousness and acknowledgement of the most fashionable designs permeating the thriving cityâs populous. In 1793 new york lawyer, james kent had noted that baltimore had experienced âthe most rapid growth of any townâ in the united states. several of baltimore premier cabinetmakerâs could have made the table, however, none which is fully documented can be established, a fact which does not diminish the tableâs virtues whatsoever. This table, in particular, is so inordinate and unique in terms of level of carving and execution of details that it is frustrating to the author that no exact documented example exists. The most documented cabinetmakers working in baltimore at the time of this tableâs production were john needles (active 1812-1848), william camp (active 1802-1823) and edward priestley (1803-1835). All three shops were located literally blocks from one another and in the case of camp and priestley, they shared the same street for a time, water street, in baltimore, near the bustling wharves at âbaltimore townâ. evaluation: in examination and evaluation of furniture and decorative arts, pieces must first be judged primarily on their aesthetic merits. Great forms exist in abundance without authorship. Likewise, poor substitutes also appear with the presence of definitive genesis. As elusive as he was, whomever authored this card table was a virtuoso and master carver with a broad knowledge of the best neo-classical vocabulary from the baltimore and philadelphia school of cabinetmakers. Most furniture attributions are based widely on structural and stylistic details, a methodology which can produce convincing results, but should be admonished when assessing furniture from broad urban areas as is the case here. In larger cities, it was a common practice for artisans to move, with routine, from workshop to workshop, taking with them their own idiosyncratic style. Subsequently, styles migrated quickly from city to city, making such attributions problematic. condition: exceptional. The finish was tested and found to be original, cleaned to remove all the accumulated impurities with non-invasive solvents, and then polished to reveal its original splendor and radiant mahogany, just as the maker intended. references: âfurniture in maryland 1740-1940â , the collection of the maryland historical societyâ, gregory r. Weidman, the baltimore historical society, 1984. âamerican furnitureâ âthe genesis of neoclassical styles in baltimore furnitureâ sumpter priddy, j. Michael flanigan, and gregory weidmanâ , the chipstone foundation, edited by luke beckerdite, 2000. âamerican furnitureâ âa new suspect: baltimore cabinetmaker edward priestleyâ, alexandra alevizatos kirtley, the chipstone foundation, edited by luke beckerdite 2000. âphiladelphia empire furnitureâ , john boor, boor management, 2006 christies sale, important americana, october 5th, 2000, lot #162. Card table attributed to anthony quervelle. christies sale, important americana smith auctions, september 1998, labeled john needles dining table. sothebyâs, new york, important american, january 19th-21st 1996, lot #1602, a classical carved mahogany sofa, baltimore, circa 1820, illustrated in âamerican antiques from the israel sack collectionâ, volume 4., page 929, plate 2816. âthe magazine antiquesâ , âfirst rate and fashionable: the furniture of john erhart roseâ, by michael w. Bell, betsy k. White, and sumpter priddy iii, may 2008. âamerican furniture 1680-1880, from the collection of the baltimore museum of artâ , william vose elder iii and jane e. Stokes, the baltimore museum of art, 1987. Shown prior to finish conservation.
Item Price : $9800.00
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A French Louis Xv Style Gilt Bronze Chandelier http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126790/Antique-A-French-Louis-XV-Style-Gilt-Bronze-Chandelier âa french louis xv style gilt bronze chandelier with an ornate canopy and collar adorned with acanthus and flowerheads, issuing scrolling arms terminating in candleholders, hung with crystal prisms, now electrified. Late nineteenth century.â height 32â³, overall width 42â³.
Item Price : $12500.00
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A Pair Of Anglo-indian Mother Of Pearl Inlaid Side Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126791/Antique-A-Pair-of-Anglo-Indian-Mother-of-Pearl-Inlaid-Side-Chairs âa rare pair of âanglo-indianâ mother of pearl inlaid side chairs, mid nineteenth centuryâ provenance: mrs. Clare boothe luce, american writer, playwright, editor at âvanity fairâ, ambassador to italy, socialite, and u.S. Congresswoman. Newel galleries, new york city label remains attached to one chair. Height 35â³, depth 17â³, chair front 20â³, chair back 15 3/4â³.
Item Price : $7500.00
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A Fine French Cut Crystal And Ormolu Mounted Desk Box, Likely By Baccarat, Circa 1890 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126792/Antique-A-fine-French-cut-crystal-and-ormolu-mounted-desk-box--likely-by-Baccarat--circa-1890 âa french cut crystal and ormolu mounted circular desk box with a hinged lid, probably by the baccarat glassworks, circa 1890â³ the box is beautifully cut and made of heavy lead crystal which has aged nicely. Though the piece is not marked, the quality is such that is was clearly made by a superior french glassworks manufacturer. Baccarat is a town located near lorraine, france, and it was there that king louis xv granted his approval for a glassworks foundry in 1764. Baccarat crystal is seldom marked, but is generally recognized by its uniformity, perfection, and superior excellence, both in material and workmanship. condition: flawless, with no chips or cracks whatsoever. The covers snaps true and with precision. dimensions: height 4â³, width 3â³.
Item Price : $850.00
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A Pair Of Louis Xv Style Rouge Marble And Ormolu Candelabra http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126793/Antique-A-pair-of-Louis-XV-Style-Rouge-Marble-and-Ormolu-Candelabra A magnificent pair of louis xv style marble and ormolu seven-light candelabra, circa 1900 this pair of candelabra have been consigned from a local estate and are in exceptional condition and heroic in stature with a height of 30â³ from the bottom to the top of the central candle-holder. please contact us for a price. All offers, within reason, will be submitted to the executor of the estate. Chicoraclm@msn.Com
Item Price : $1.00
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A Very Fine French Louis Xvi Style Ormolu Mounted Marble Center Table, Circa 1890 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1126794/Antique-A-very-fine-French-Louis-XVI-Style-Ormolu-Mounted-Marble-Center-Table--circa-1890 âan exceptional french louis xvi style ormolu-mounted and marble-topped center table, circa 1890â³ this desk has been consigned from a local estate and is a virtual mate to a desk made for marie-antoinette for her bed-chamber at the âchateau de saint cloudâ the model for this particular table is based on a design by adam weisweiler which is illustrated in âfrench furniture makers: the art of the ebeniste from louis xvi to the revolutionâ, by a. Pradere, published in paris, 1989, and is shown on page 389. It was so fashionable and successful in terms of form, that it was widely copied by the very best parisian cabinetmakers in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, most notably by âmaison fourdinoisâ. His firmâs example was shown at the âexposition des arts du boisâ which was organized in 1882 by the âunion centrale des arts decoratifsâ . The marble top on the table shown here has turreted corners with an elaborately decorated frieze featuring exotic wood veneers, ormolu swags, and a âgriffinâ motif on the central drawer. The four legs consist of four âcaryatidsâ above âspiralâ twisted legs. The stretcher on the bottom is sinuously curved and features a central pierced ormolu basket. dimensions: height is 30 3/4â³, length is 33â³ , depth is 19 3/4â³. condition: exceptional, with no breaks or repairs with a very fine finish. The ormolu mounts are dazzling. It has been photographed âin-situâ at the owners home. Additional photographs are available to interested parties upon request. notes: a very similar desk, after one commissioned by marie-antoinetteâs for her bed-chamber at âsaint cloudâ, was sold at sothebyâs, london, 2005. A slightly larger version was example from the same era, was sold at sothebyâs in new york, 2001, from the marshall b. Coyne collection. this desk is a consignment from a local estate. Please inquire for a price, which is below the apppraised value. Any offers, within reason, will be submitted to the executor of the estate. Email us at chicoraclm@msn.Com
Item Price : $1.00
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