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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/ American Federal Period Cherry Tall Case Grandfather Clock, Pennsylvania C.1820 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136858/Antique-American-Federal-Period-Cherry-Tall-Case-Grandfather-Clock--Pennsylvania-c-1820 American federal period jedediah weiss (b. 1796-1873) cherry tall case clock, allentown, pennsylvania circa 1820-30. this features an outstanding hood design, with a broken swan's neck pediment with ring carved rosettes flanking a ball-and-steeple finial over a plain plinth, each corner of the hood topped with matched finials. A pair of carved columns flank an arched door with replaced glass, swinging freely over original hinges, constructed using through-tenons, opening to reveal a stunning white painted clock face with arabic numerals, a 15-30-45-60 along the perimeter of the face marking minutes, and calendar aperture over the signature "j. Weifs allentown". The painted and gilded shell spandrels, each unique from the next, enclose the clock face, surmounted by a nesting bird watching over her eggs with scenery in the background. The hood is openly dovetailed along the sides with original glass in both tiny round windows. The thin shaft is solid cherry, with a thick molded door swinging on replaced hinges and decorative strap hinges, the lock and key both replaced. The clock rests over a box-base over four original turned feet. The back of the case is entirely original with old rose head nails visible throughout, with an old entirely illegible label still affixed on the removable back board behind the hood. The works appear to be well preserved, with hand forged brass link chain holding the hand forged iron weight behind the brass pendulum. We have not tested the clock or examined it for completeness, though we have some condition notes below on the pendulum. this is a stunning piece with an outstanding amount of originality in every aspect of the case and clock. Not many tall case clocks come to the market from jedediah weiss, the famous clockmaker that charles f. Beckel of bethlehem pa, apprenticed beneath. This is an investment grade antique for any serious collector of american furniture, and a work of art that will be treasured by your family for generations to come. measurements: hood: 19 3/4" wide x 10 1/4" deep base: 19" wide x 10" deep total height: 95" condition: visually outstanding condition refinished. All feet original. Finials original; they join the hood with a long hand forged nail, so over time this has become loose. Some are glued, but all are still loose - the middle plinth beneath the finial may be replaced or added. Some looseness in the case between the shaft and base - we would just stress that you be carefully to lift from the bottom, not from the shaft, as is the case with all clocks. Glass on the arched door is replaced, the glass in either side of the hood are both original - however, one has a hairline crack in it. Hinges for the arched door appear to be fully original, but the top hinge has newer screws. There has been some strengthening to behind the pediment and face of the hood - this is visible in a top down shot of the hood. Paint flecks here and there. Back and underside entirely original with no replacements; old rose heads throughout back and bottom still in original positions. The backboard for the hood does not have any screws or nails to hold it in place - it is meant to be removed from the back when disassembling the clock, but over time the original screws/nails for affixing it to the case have been lost. Key, lock and hinges replaced - we believe the strap hinges are decorative additions that probably were not present in the original design. Minor dings and nicks here and there, along with normal wear to the feet. Pendulum is original with inscriptions on the back, the top of the pendulum swinging strap being broken (typical with clocks as this is a very thin piece of metal). please review the full description, including a full photo archive at: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-226/american-grandfather-clock-antique/detail <a href="http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com">visit us at silla fine antiques for a large inventory of fine antique furniture</a><br>

Item Price : $5980.00
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Very Fine French Empire Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock Original Antique, Paris, France C. 1815 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136859/Antique-Very-Fine-French-Empire-Gilt-Bronze-Figural-Mantel-Clock-Original-Antique--Paris--France-c--1815 Very fine french empire gilt bronze figural mantel clock original antique, paris, france c. 1815 item # 120202tuw24 this listing is for a fine french empire gilt ormolu figural mantel clock c. 1815. It makes quite a statement at 17 1/2" high, appropriately petite while having significant presence. The subject is beautiful, featuring a classical figure lounging on a french empire period récamier with a soft fabric draped over the crest, resting deeply in a thick cushion as she turns her head high to enjoy the hanging bunch of grapes. She is much adorned, with a vine-and-leaf design around her head, each arm with thin gold bands and a thin slinky dress falling across her body. the sofa is simply a work of art, attention shown to even the smallest details - for example, the mattress she rests on folds and crinkles with such realism you almost want to touch it. The sleigh-form curls at the top beneath the draped cloth, beneath the crest of which is a cupid with tiny wings peaking over the shoulders, a flowing ribbon making up a halo over his head before curling around his shoulders and into his hands. A dog sits faithfully to the left, while on his right side he holds a bow, the strung entangled around the device. Three small stars finish the design along the top. The sofa apron is a wide border of leaf-vine-berry and floral motifs, mirroring the rococo spirit of her relaxed demeanor. It rests over griffin legs, cabriole and joining the frame with curled returns - the details, again, absolutely stunning down to the tiny claws that protrude from each toe. the center of the sofa is the clock face, gilt through the center with an incredible and complex design in the gilt bordered by a silvered roman numeral gallery (over-painted rather poorly), completed by a gilt border made up of a complicated array of arches. The back of the clock is naturally exposed, showing a stamped works with "c 390", mirrored on the back of the hand forged pendulum "390". The entire clock rests over a square base, highlighted at the center with a wonderful design of floral and foliate flowing over rods topped with acorn-form heads, the rods flanking a collection of musical wind instruments. The base rests over acanthus-inspired feet. every aspect of this clock is executed with precision and mastery of the details. Each casting is perfect, stunning, minute in detail - her form is perfect, proportions flawless and the overall aesthetic is above reproach. This is a clock for serious collectors of french empire antiques, a rare find in this condition and is an investment grade work of art. measurements: 14" wide x 4 3/4" deep x 17 1/2" high condition report: visually outstanding condition oxidization and tarnishing to the gilt ormolu, more notable to the base where rubbing and dirtiness is a bit more apparent. Wear to the clock face, the roman numerals being poorly in-painted with black. No keys available to wind the clock. Minor scratches and wear as would be expected. We have not tested the clock for functionality or attempted to wind it - this is best left to an expert. full details and a large photo archive on this piece can be found on our website at: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-372/french-empire-mantel-clock/detail
Item Price : $6500.00
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American Federal Period Inlaid Mahogany Bowfront Chest Of Drawers Antique Dresser New England States, C. 1810 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136860/Antique-American-Federal-Period-Inlaid-Mahogany-Bowfront-Chest-of-Drawers-Antique-Dresser-New-England-States--c--1810- Federal period inlaid mahogany bowfront chest of drawers new england states, c. 1810 featuring solid mahogany planks making up the sides and top of this fine case, dovetailed into the pine secondary woods of the bottom, nailed at the top, this beautiful chest of drawers from the first quarter of the 19th century has delightful petite proportions that make it convenient for most rooms. The bow front drawers are built up of strips of pine, covered with a flamed mahogany veneer and inlaid in an ovular shape from side to side, framing the hepplewhite style replaced hardware and wooden keyhole escutcheons (also probably replaced). The drawers are hand dovetailed front and back, somewhat rebuilt as noted in the condition statement below, and in smooth operating condition, flowing easily in and out of the case for a fully functional appeal. These are divided with a yellow pine backed and mahogany veneered bar, presumably dovetailing into the side of the case behind the veneers. A fine inlay encases the drawers and sides, with diamond form cut in satinwood and ebonized wood to bring clean lines to the case. A softly scalloped apron curves gracefully between the splayed french feet, each fully original including all blocking and interior support. The back is made up of three pine boards, each connecting to the next with tongue-and-groove joinery, nailed along the sides, entirely original. this is an absolutely gorgeous work of early americana of the federal period, the delicate proportions being one of the most desirable aspects of this fine chest. In simply outstanding visual condition, with full strength and function in all parts, clean and well preserved, this is a wonderful compliment to any fine home. You will treasure this beautiful work of art and it will certainly become a family heirloom, passed down through the generations to come and fully enjoyed in your home. measurements: 37" wide x 20 1/8" deep x 38 1/4" high condition: visually outstanding condition 1. Finish is early, but not original; some dripping to finish, notable beneath the hardware 2. Drawers are somewhat rebuilt - blocking along the underside of bow front of drawers securing the bottom to the front is replaced on many. Runners on the drawers are replaced. Also, the drawer bottoms are somewhat curious, possibly adjusted or replaced when the runners were added and blocking - the nails at the back of the drawer bottoms are 20th century. 3. Top of chest with some finish flaws - a few scratches, a few scars and one area with some water spots 4. Oval pull hardware is replaced, locks are replaced and third drawer lock is absent. No key available. 5. Keyhole escutcheons are wooden and are probably replacements 6. Some patching to the bottom drawer and around the veneer rim 7. Some veneer loss - the bottom drawer on the left side veneer separated but retained in a small bag for later restoration. Loss of veneer to rim. 8. Minor chipping to apron and around the feet, along with minor paint marks and scuffs throughout. 9. Feet are entirely original - outstanding overall structural condition. full photo archive and details on this piece are available on our website at: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-412/american-antique-bowfront-chest/detail
Item Price : $2885.00
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Fine American Chippendale Mahogany Ball And Claw Slant Lid Desk Salem Or Boston Massachusetts, C. 1770-90 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136861/Antique-Fine-American-Chippendale-Mahogany-Ball-and-Claw-Slant-Lid-Desk-Salem-or-Boston-Massachusetts--c--1770-90 Fine american chippendale mahogany ball and claw slant lid desk salem or boston massachusetts, c. 1770-90 item # 120411eiu26 this listing is for a fine chippendale period ball and claw slant lid desk, salem or boston area, massachusetts circa 1770-90. It features wonderful dense grain solid board mahogany lid, rabbeting on both sides to complete the horizontal frame, lifting smoothly over replaced brass hinges and falling on two sliding mahogany lopers with original brass knobs to reveal a large writing surface and gallery of nine small drawers and four scalloped cubby holes. The drawers are each inscribed for where each belongs in the scheme of the desk, in pencil 1-9, and each is hand dovetailed with chamfered bottoms rabbeting into the drawer frame. The center drawer is a wonderful sunk 18-lobed shell carved design flowing into the two drawers below it in a form common in massachusetts case pieces, each drawer face carved out of a solid piece of mahogany. the case is crafted of solid single boards of mahogany along each side, dovetailed into the parallel-grained pine case bottom and through-dovetailed at the top. The back is constructed of three large pine boards, behind which a pine bar perpendicular to the boards to support the top to the bottom, dovetailed at both ends with a screw through the bottom. Carved solid molding runs along the bottom of the case with an applied scalloped skirt pendant at the center, reinforced from the back with rounded glued blocking. each drawer is graduated, each below larger proportionally to the one above, sliding in and out of the beaded frame. The white pine frame side rails are beaded on their top inner surfaces, dovetailed at the front and backs, the bottom boards running perpendicular to the case, chamfered along the edges and rabbeting into the frame. Each drawer has replaced batwing hardware with drilled holes close to the original holes, along with replaced locking hardware. There are no dust boards between drawers. Between each drawer, the beaded crossbars join the case with exposed dovetails on either side, much in the manner of newport furniture. the case rests over four bird's-talon claws and sharp-cornered knee'd feet, executed in a form commonly regionalized to eastern massachusetts, and flanked on each corner with scalloped returns. Each foot has it's original blocking, undisturbed and in solid outstanding condition. Uniquely, even the rear feet feature the four claw design, though the finishing work on the ball at the back side was less elegantly executed than the rest of the design. More common desks of massachusetts will often feature only bracket rear feet, or when they possess all four carved feet the rear legs will regularly only have three claws instead of four to save on labor. This desk has attention shown in every square inch of the case, even the unappreciated areas where time spent does not necessarily pay off for the 18th century craftsman. this is an incredibly fine work of art with intense originality in almost every facet of the desk. It is an investment grade collector piece for anyone passionate about eastern massachusetts early american craftsmanship. It is a strike point for any collection, and absolutely brings a room together. As a conversation piece that will never lose it's flavor and in outstanding condition, this is a piece that will be cherished in your family for generations to come. woods: primary, mahogany; secondary, white pine inscriptions: shell carved drawer and the drawer below it penciled "m" at the back of the frame, possibly indicating m for "middle" as these are in the middle of the gallery. Most tiny drawers inscribed with correlating numbers on the bottoms, 1-9. Inside of the desk upright post has a pencil inscription, appearing to read "joho". measurements: 44" wide at the feet, 40 3/8" wide at the case 22 1/2" deep at the feet, 20 5/8" deep at the case 43 3/8" high to top of case, 32 1/2" high to desk surface condition report: refinished, scratches, minor filled areas, scars (particularly around hardware) and minor dings throughout. Batwing pulls and escutcheons replaced in nearly the same holes as the original hardware. Locks replaced. Hinges replaced with some patching. Runners added to underside of drawers as rabbets have lost some strength. Some presence of rose head nails, others are iron forged cut nails. Third drawer is without a lock. Back was removed at one point to add strength to the case, whereupon the back brace that dovetails into the base and top is also screwed into the back with a more modern screw. Back was then placed back on using late 19th century screws, probably the last time it was touched. No key. Some light sun bleaching, though the case is actually slightly darker in overall color. for full archive of pictures and detailed descriptions, please view this item on our website at: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-228/american-chippendale-antique-desk/detail
Item Price : $9750.00
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Rare Pennsylvania Lowback Windsor Arm Chair, C. 1750-70, Period American Antique http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136862/Antique-Rare-Pennsylvania-Lowback-Windsor-Arm-Chair--c--1750-70--Period-American-Antique This listing is for a rare pennsylvania lowback windsor arm chair, circa 1750-80. Historically derived from the queen anne period corner chair, it features flattened sawed arms, each curving outward to form handholds. The arm crest at the back rests over the arms with a lap joint, separating the inner ends of the arm rail, originally screwed and pegged from the underside, screws now absent. The spindles are straight and short, forming a gallery around the seat of the chair, each tenoned through the arm rail and locked in place with a split-wedge. The d-shaped (almost certainly poplar) seat is flawlessly formed, with a carved channel around the inside and outside of the spindles (also known as a "rain gutter"), a soft slope in the middle and cresting at the front-center. The legs join through the surface of the seat using x-split wedge joints. The underside around the edges of the seat are heavily chamfered, the underside cracking joined with butterfly dovetail joints. The turned maple ring- baluster turned legs are maple, each joining through the seat with a split-wedge locking each in place. They are heavily turned with deep voluptuous proportions, uncharacteristically heavy for philadelphia, almost certainly a provincial interpretation of the philadelphia design in other parts of the state. An h-form stretcher locks each leg firmly in place, carefully turned bulbous along the asymmetrical side stretchers, a thick turned medial stretcher with a bulb flanked by tight rings, flanked by balusters, flowing into a short turned shaft before very uniquely swelling again at each end of the medial stretcher - not a feature typical in philadelphia. The finish is a very early green paint over what appears to be the original red painted surface - we've found no other colors beneath these layers. It is a crusty and wonderful surface with a deep worn patina in every square inch. this is the most beautiful windsor we've ever carried, original in every square inch of the chair, uniquely carrying it's original surface protected beneath the green paint. With strength in all joints, this chair will easily last many generations to come, treasured carefully in your home and enjoyed by your family. It is a collector grade piece, a rare find and a beautiful work of art. woods: due to the painted surfaces, some of the woods we cannot positively identify; we also have not had any woods micro analyzed and are just using our eyes to identify each wood. arm crest, legs and stretcher: maple (we also believe the turned arm supports are maple, but they are covered in paint and difficult to clearly see) curved arms: oak (appears to be red oak) spindles: hickory seat: appears to be poplar measurements: 28" wide x approximately 24" total depth; 29 1/8" high (to the arms, the highest point); seat is 17 1/2" above the ground. condition: visually outstanding condition original red paint below a later (but very early) green surface. Significant wear throughout. Five dovetail joints repair cracks to the seat from the underside. Screw holes beneath crest are empty; pegs are still in place. Slightly uneven leg surface, one with a tiny metal button lift. for a large archive of pictures on this piece, visit our website at: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-356/american-pennsylvania-lowback-windsor/detail
Item Price : $4675.00
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Chippendale Antique Handmade Carved Ball Claw Foot Block Front Chest Of Drawers Dresser http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136863/Antique-Chippendale-Antique-Handmade-Carved-Ball-Claw-Foot-Block-Front-Chest-of-Drawers-Dresser Chippendale 20th century benchmade shell carved block front chest of drawers over ball and claw feet, after massachusetts examples of newport. this is an absolutely stunning work of art with attention shown in every detail of the case. The entire case is solid mahogany, with carefully selected grains that produce a glowing fire throughout. The rim is ruled around the front and sides over a top drawer with a gallery of three carved shells over the blocked encasements below. The two outmost shells are convex, carved out of solid mahogany, each flanking the concave central shell with a keyhole in the middle. The drawer has an incredible thick facade and, uniquely, no hardware - the key is meant to act as the pull hardware, the craftsman not wanting to distract from the shell carvings by adding hardware. The three following drawers feature incredible blocking over shaped molding that flows with the outline of the chest. Each drawer is hand dovetailed at the front and back, the top drawer having a single solid board bottom, each other drawer being two board construction. The case rests over incredible hand carved ball and claw feet, each flawlessly formed with detail in every joint, muscle and stretched nail. The back two feet are carved only in the front, much in the nature of the period chests, where an absence of any mechanical device meant everything was crafted by hand - the craftsman would regularly look for ways to reduce finishing work without detracting from the overall result of the case, as our craftsman did in this chest by leaving the back of the back feet unformed. this is one of the most precise and beautiful block front reproductions we've come across. An original block front is unattainable by all but the most affluent of collectors; this is the closest most of america will get to the real block front, with attention shown in every detail throughout. It is hand crafted and will surely be treasured in your family for many generations to come. measurements: 42" wide x 20" deep x 36 1/2" high condition: visually outstanding condition top is very slightly loose, more at the front - just be careful not to lift by the top of the chest (case pieces should never be lifted by their top anyhow, but especially when there is looseness); it is still 100% stable and functional, but worth noting. Minor scratches and nicks here and there throughout, all noteworthy dings in the pictures below. Some chipping and loss to top of top drawer above keyhole. Original key, original hardware and original locks. Structurally flawless. for a full archive of pictures, visit our website at: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-215/block-front-chest-drawers/detail
Item Price : $3490.00
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Fine Antique English George Iii Bachelors Chest Of Drawers Dresser C. 1760-80 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136864/Antique-Fine-Antique-English-George-III-Bachelors-Chest-of-Drawers-Dresser-c--1760-80 Fine english chippendale two over three drawer bachelors chest, c. 1760-80. it is crafted of solid mahogany, using broad boards to construct the top and sides, each two board construction. An applied molded carved rim wraps around the perimeter of the top. Two smaller drawers rest over three wide graduated drawers, each with entirely original brasses and very early (possibly original) locks, being constructed of oak secondary woods hand dovetailed with a flat bottom beneath applied runners and nailed at the back with original rosehead nails. Each drawer features full length dustboards between each drawer to protect the contents of each drawer from dust and dirt as the drawer moves in and out of the case - it also supports each drawer, allowing for a smooth flowing motion in the case. The chest rests over four large bracket feet, each fully original with original blocking on all but one of the feet. The back is original as well, constructed of four pine boards lined with original hand forged rosehead nails. The secondary pine triangle supporting the back feet dovetails into the feet, making them permanent and also a rather unique detail of design. this is a remarkably well preserved chest, with originality in almost every facet of the case. It is incredibly dense and heavy, built to last the test of time - attention was shown in every detail of the construction, allowing this chest to survive and thrive two hundred and fifty years later. It is an outstanding acquisition for any collector of english chippendale furniture and a treasure that will be enjoyed in your home for many generations to come. measurements: 37" wide x 20 1/4" deep x 35 5/8" high condition: visually outstanding condition early finish, though not original, under years of later polishing for a deep and warm patina. Speckles to finish, almost like rain drops. Locks appear replaced, but are very old with a key that only operates the top right drawer. Drawers reinforced in a few places, with runners repaired on a few and a mid-bar added for support of the underside of one. Blocking on back left foot replaced - all other blocking original, all feet are original. Front right foot block has fallen out, but has been retained and can be added back with relative ease. All bail pull hardware fully original with later polishing (only to the front half of the hardware). Crack on left side of case, reinforced with a butterfly dovetail from the inside. Bottom drawer with a triangular patch in the middle. All backboards fully original with original rosehead nails. for a full archive of pictures and detailed description, please visit our website at: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-285/chippendale-george-chest-drawers/detail
Item Price : $2970.00
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Pair Of French Louis Xvi Antique Style Upholstered Carved Fauteuil Arm Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136983/Antique-Pair-of-French-Louis-XVI-Antique-Style-Upholstered-Carved-Fauteuil-Arm-Chairs Pair of louis xvi antique style fauteuil arm chairs recent manufacture, late 20th century item # 120010rpw22 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow and large inventory of additional items! this is a beautiful pair of recently crafted louis xvi style fauteuil arm chairs, each with a "corduroy" style upholstery of a rust-appeal in simply outstanding condition. The pair are light and airy in design, the carved frames reserved and graceful, allowing the eye to appreciate to total beauty of the chair rather than focusing on a single point. The backs are trapezoidal in form, the exposed carved molded frame flowing into the upholstered arms, the curved handholds resting over the cabriole arm supports. These flank the very comfortable and deep upholstered seat, stuffed over the frame and lined with piping over the molded apron. The chairs rest over turned, tapered and fluted legs over plain ball feet. these are a great pair for anyone decorating their home, looking for that perfect pair for daily functional use with a classical design that has been one of the most popular forms for nearly three hundred years. Relatively new, these are a young pair that will last a lifetime if well cared for. measurements: 24 1/4" wide x 25" deep x 36 1/8" high to crest; 19" high to seat condition report: visually outstanding condition upholstery is in excellent condition with no noticeable flaws. Only the most minor of dings and abrasions here and there. Very sturdy and strong throughout.
Item Price : $1425.00
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Louis Xvi Gilt Painted Antique 19th Century Foot Stool Window Bench, French Or Continental http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136984/Antique-Louis-XVI-Gilt-Painted-Antique-19th-Century-Foot-Stool-Window-Bench--French-or-Continental Louis xvi style foot stool or window bench, probably continental late 19th century in excellent antique condition item # 120010qio22 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a highly desirable foot stool or diminutive vanity or window bench of the louis xvi taste, continental with a possibility of a french or belgian origin. It is a square form, featuring a beautiful silk upholstery in excellent condition, stuffed over the frame and tucked at the edges. The apron of the stool is molded with applied gesso designs, the centermost of each apron with a floral motif flowing outward into the apron, and on each corner a circular wreathe with a tied bow on top. The stool rests over four turned tapered and fluted legs, terminating in small ball feet. with a very convenient height of 17 1/2", this is a perfect supplement for any french chair or sofa in the formal sitting room. It is sturdy and strong, visually striking with a wonderful tarnished patina to the gilding. This is an outstanding find for any decorator or interior designer looking to finish that small space or add substance to a french or louis xvi style chair. measurements: 20 3/4" wide x 17" deep x 17 1/2" high condition report: visually outstanding condition reupholstered, overall fabric in excellent condition with only the most minor of stains/discolorations. The underside of the stool fabric is torn and hanging slightly - will need to either be removed completely or replaced. Gesso loss of rosettes on some corners as well as some rebuilding of gesso on corners. Regilded, though now heavily tarnished. Used to have caster wheels under feet, these now absent. Overall a very handsome, sturdy and stable stool.
Item Price : $900.00
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Pair Of French Louis Xv Gilt Gilded Carved Antique Arm Chairs Bergeres C. 1870-90 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136985/Antique-Pair-of-French-Louis-XV-Gilt-Gilded-Carved-Antique-Arm-Chairs-Bergeres-c--1870-90 Pair of french louis xv style rococo revival bergere arm chairs parlor suite set, probably c. 1870-90 item # 120010tut22 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a gorgeous pair of rococo revival bergere arm chairs of the louis xv taste from the last quarter of the 19th century, each with a brilliant gold re-gilded finish. They carefully replicate each other in overall design while maintaining distinct variations in every single carving, adding visual interest and complexity. The smaller chair was crafted with perfect proportions to still be a full size chair despite it's diminutive stature, though that being said, both chairs do have slightly short seat heights at 14-15" versus the typical 17-19" seat height. The crest is a wonderful display of the carver's skill, each with bold shell formations interlaced with foliage that flows out along the molded rail, each arm curving slightly outward with rounded hand holds over cabriole arm supports, wrapping somewhat around the comfortable floral upholstered seat. The chair apron nearly mirrors the crest, again a fantastic shell carving highlighted at the focal point; the chair rests over four cyma-curve legs terminating in sharp scrolled french toes. this is a magnificent pair of chairs for any formal sitting room, fully functional and comfortable for regular use in the home. They are a perfect pair for any serious decorator or anyone passionate about the louis xv style, adding warmth and beauty without dominating a room. In outstanding visual condition, this pair is a classical design, one that never never goes out of fashion, and well cared for they will last through several generations. measurements: (smaller) 27" wide x 22-23" deep x 26 5/8" high; 14" high to seat (larger) 30" wide x 25" deep x 31 1/2" high; 15" high to seat
Item Price : $1790.00
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Fine Set Of Ten Newport Historic Antique Chippendale Dining Chairs By Ej Victor http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136988/Antique-Fine-Set-of-Ten-Newport-Historic-Antique-Chippendale-Dining-Chairs-By-EJ-Victor Set of ten georgian chippendale antique style dining chairs crafted by e.J. Victor, late 20th century w/ plaque from the newport historic collection item # 120110rtw06 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture. this is a simply gorgeous set of ten antique english georgian chippendale style dining chairs from the late 20th century, crafted by the furniture firm of e.J. Victor. They feature pierced splat-work, topped by a scrolled crest and wonderful fretwork molding. Eight side chairs and two arm chairs, both of which have wonderful flowing arms that curl in carved handholds, each flanking a trapezoidal slip seat permanently affixed to the frame. The chairs have veneered aprons and rest over cabriole carved legs with acanthus knees curling in scrolled toes. The back legs have a rear cant with pointed flat feet. The underside has a brass plaque noting they are part of the newport historic collection and another plaque from e.J. Victor. they are in simply stunning condition, each entirely hand carved and crafted like all e.J. Victor furniture. The company was started in 1990 and immediately began producing elegant furniture reproductions of benchmade quality. Works of the newport historic collection by this firm maintain their value and are an excellent investment, garnering high four and low five figure prices at auction houses even a few short years after their production. Sturdy and strong throughout with incredibly thick solid wood secondary construction, these are a set that are built to last. measurements: (side chairs) 25" wide at the knees x 26" deep x 42 1/4" high to crest; 20 1/2" high to seat (arm chairs) 27 1/2" wide at arms x 26" deep x 42 1/4" high to crest; 21" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $6860.00
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Pair Of Italian Barcelona Style Thick Black Leather Oversized Lounge Side Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136990/Antique-Pair-of-Italian-Barcelona-Style-Thick-Black-Leather-Oversized-Lounge-Side-Chairs-- Pair of italian barcelona style black leather chairs unattributed, jigsaw frame, circa mid-20th century item # 1200owp08 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is an early pair of barcelona style chrome-framed chairs, probably circa somewhere around 1950-60. Technically, these are considered reproduction barcelona chairs, though the design is clearly in close relation to the original chairs by mies van der rohe (german, b. 1886-1969). The only chairs considered original creations by the designer are the six chairs he brought with him from germany upon emigration to the united states. The design was later sold to knoll, at which point the chairs began being impressed and marked - these knoll chairs are typically what are found being retailed as an "original" barcelona chair, and are still excellent collector works. the pair we have listed are not marked or attributed to any company, though the attention to detail is exceptional. Upholstered in it's original aniline cowhide, the grains and overall character of the thick leather remain in outstanding condition. The chair retains it's original buckles and snaps, the leather straps secured using rivets to the frame, most of the jigsaw joinery covered with straps - we have photographed some that are visible, but have not taken apart the joints to look for serial numbers. The chrome plating has retained it's brilliant finish with a light tarnishing growing across it slowly. One chair has a slight rightward bent to the frame. this is an outstanding pair offered at a wonderful value for anyone passionate about this classic design. measurements: 30 1/2" wide x 30" deep x 30 1/2" high see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $2500.00
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Petite Louis Xv Style French Antique Velvet Carved Vanity Bench Stool Arm Chair http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136991/Antique-Petite-Louis-XV-Style-French-Antique-Velvet-Carved-Vanity-Bench-Stool-Arm-Chair French louis xv style carved fruitwood barrel back vanity bench first quarter of the 20th century, rococo revival period item # 120010qpe08 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a cute little bench in the louis xv taste, probably original designed as a lady's vanity bench for in front of a dressing table or bureau. It is remarkably versatile though, having diminutive height with full proportions for the seat and width (20" height to the seat), making it an excellent selection for in front of a desk or as a reading chair in the corner. The crisply carved fruitwood is noteworthy, the crest a complex work of outward flowing acanthus leaves over s-scrolls flanking scales, the entire crest topped by a small flower. It flows into a tight carved frame of thin lines, backswept and barrel back to culminate in curved arm supports that flow directly into the cabriole legs with acanthus carved knees, each terminating over french toes of multiple scrolls. The upholstery is heavily buckled, the webbing and springs will need to be completely repaired, but is structurally incredibly sturdy and strong and ready for another century of life. This is a fun piece that can be implemented into so many design scenarios. With some fresh upholstery, it will quickly be the most charming part of the room. measurements: 25" wide x 24" deep x 30 1/4" high; 20" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $950.00
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Queen Anne English Antique Mahogany Pad Feet Late 18th Century Corner Chair http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136993/Antique-Queen-Anne-English-Antique-Mahogany-Pad-Feet-Late-18th-Century-Corner-Chair Queen anne style mahogany corner chair over pad feet england, late 18th century visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a nice example of a queen anne style corner chair, crafted after the period, probably during the last few years of the 18th century in england where the georgian influence is clear in the feet and bold splat formations. The proportions throughout follow the boldness of the overall chair, the crest arm rail of unusually thick mahogany primaries, curved softly for comfort as it flow into the scrolling hand holds. The splat takes on a vasiform with unusually elaborate scroll cut work mirrored in both sides, tenoned into the separate shoe piece at the base, a fine plinth formation that swells before joining the splat. The slip seat is needlepoint upholstered and nearly square, rounded at the frontmost corner and framed in a molded lip, resting over an interior frame nailed with original rosehead nails along the inside. The corners are constructed with pinned tenon-mortise joinery. The front leg has a generous cyma-curve to the cabriole leg as it terminates in a padded foot, of close similarity and possible predecessor to the drake foot design that was prevalent during the last quarter of the 18th century in georgian and chippendale designs. The other three feet are plain stump feet under slightly tapered legs. this is a wonderful corner chair that will bring life and character to any room. With a broad number of design scenarios available, from the most common use to highlight a lonely corner, to the comfortable chair in a library or study beside a side table, or as a bedroom vanity chair, this is a chair that you will be able to implement in your home as it changes and shifts through the years. It is a timeless piece that can be enjoyed functionally and regularly in the home as you live with and enjoy this fine chair. measurements: 19 1/2" deep (from foot to foot) and 30" wide (from arm to arm) x 32 1/2" high; seat is 17 1/4" high see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1860.00
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Pair Of Louis Xv French Associated Side & Arm Painted Carved Antique Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136994/Antique-Pair-of-Louis-XV-French-Associated-Side---Arm-Painted-Carved-Antique-Chairs Pair of louis xv style associated side & arm painted carved chairs continental, probably circa 1850-70 item # 120009rqy16 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this pair of painted chairs are associated, meaning they are not an identical pair, but are rather upholstered to match and have very similar age and surfaces. However, as you examine the carvings and overall design, it quickly becomes clear that they were designed by different craftsmen during a very similar timeframe. Carved of the solid, the fruitwood frames have a nice molding about them, the side chair with a fruit-basket carving at the top and along the apron, the bergere arm chair with a plain molded frame flowing into the upholstered full arms. Each has a deep plush removable cushion, though both chairs should be reupholstered to truly experience them correctly. The fruitwood surfaces are covered with a thin gesso beneath the tarnished green paint, the oxidized white of the plaster showing through here and there on each distressed frame. With their preserved and original patina, these would make excellent "deconstructionism" subjects, to be upholstered in a way that the underpinnings and overall construction is exposed and unfinished. However, with a fine silk damask, they also would make outstanding chairs in a formal living room amongst louis xv decor. Sturdy and strong in all joints, this is a pair that can be used functionally and regularly in your home without concern. They are built to last many lifetimes and in terms of construction, they are still quite young. Well preserved, these chairs will easily be enjoyed for a lifetime. measurements: (arm chair) 26 1/2" wide x 26 1/2" deep x 35 1/4" high; 20" high to seat (side chair) 22 1/2" wide x 20" deep x 35 3/4" high; 20" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1450.00
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Set Of Four Pennsylvania House Chippendale Antique Style Dining Side Arm Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136995/Antique-Set-of-Four-Pennsylvania-House-Chippendale-Antique-Style-Dining-Side-Arm-Chairs Set of four pennsylvania house chippendale style dining chairs pinned joints, drake feet, solid cherry, late 20th century item # 120010eww08 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a set of four well crafted pennsylvania house dining chairs, each crafted after the original designs of philadelphia chippendale using solid cherry hardwoods and pinned tenon-mortise joinery. The crest is cupid-bow in form, splaying upward in sharp well formed ears, the queen anne style splat identifying this as a chair after the transitional period around 1760. Each skirt is carefully scalloped, flowing symmetrically into the carved returns and cabriole legs over drake feet. in terms of late 20th century reproductions, these are quite superior. With a nice airiness about the overall design, they flow with close proportion to the originals. The set is incredibly sturdy, strong and fully functional, ready for regular use in an active household. In overall outstanding condition, this is a set you will enjoy for a lifetime. measurements: (arm chairs) 25 1/2" wide x 22" deep x 39 3/4" high; 19" high to seat (side chairs) 21 1/2" wide x 20 1/4" deep x 38 3/4" high; 19" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1400.00
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Pair Of French Louis Xv Antique Tufted Barrel Or Wing Back Bergere Arm Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136996/Antique-Pair-of-French-Louis-XV-Antique-Tufted-Barrel-or-Wing-Back-Bergere-Arm-Chairs Pair of tufted barrel back louis xv style bergere arm chairs carved fruitwood frames, c. 1890-1900 item # 120010iyw08 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this outstanding pair of louis xv style bergere arm chairs from the last quarter of the 19th century. The thin well formed exposed fruitwood carved frames step in along the crest, flowing into the half-wings that make up the tufted barrel back of the chair. The full arms are upholstered along the top, curving into reeded handholds over curving arm supports flanking a thick and comfortable loose cushion. The aprons are partially upholstered, stuffed over the frame and edged by a curvy molded apron. Each leg is cabriole, carved with floral decorations along the knees and terminating in soft french toes. The backs are exposed with a single mid stretcher supporting the frame, tenoned at the top and bottom to give outstanding strength to the overall structure of each chair. this is just a delightful pair, something any decorator in the louis and french country taste requires for completing living and sunroom designs. Soft and comfortable with a nice mellow green upholstery, sturdy and strong in all joints, this is a pair that can be enjoyed regularly and practically without concern about fragility. They have a wonderful finish and absolutely glow in the right light. measurements: 29" wide x 31" deep x 33 5/8" high; 18" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $2220.00
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American New England Windsor Hoop Back Bamboo Turned Side Chair C. 1790-1810 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136997/Antique-American-New-England-Windsor-Hoop-Back-Bamboo-Turned-Side-Chair-c--1790-1810 American hoopback windsor side chair w/ bamboo turnings new england, c. 1790-1810 item # 120009qoe16b woods: pine (plank seat) maple (legs, spindles & stretchers) hickory (crest rail) visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a very handsome hoopback example crafted with utmost precision featuring carved bamboo stiles. The steam bent hickory crest rail is perfectly formed, bombe before concaving in to tenon through the plank seat. The seven maple spindles are graduated, very carefully and precisely carved to swell at each joint where a thin channel highlights the joint to resemble a shoot of bamboo. These tenon through the crest rail, many actually peeking over the rail now from years of shrinking and expanding. The seat has wonderful form, being softly scooped out and shaped, a shallow channel framing the gallery of spindles along the back. The four legs tenon into, but not through, the seat surface, leaving it undisturbed by anything but the deep and wonderful pitting and oxidization that has become it's patina. Deep in the grooves and cracks, small remnants of the original green paint add to this, leaving a piece of it's history behind. The underside of the seat has more of this dark milk paint, mingled amongst the nearly black oxidization and staining throughout. The maple legs mirror the spindles, though with much embellishment, swelling sharply at each joint and tapering down at the feet. Maple has the wonderful distinction of being crisp and tight when carved, the reason why it is used in most windsor legs - on the bamboo design, this becomes particularly attractive. An h-form stretcher locks the legs in perfect balance. this is a very fine hoopback windsor, an excellent selection for anyone passionate about this form. Crafted in the height of the period, with the remnants of it's original color and undisturbed construction, this is a chair you will cherish and enjoy. If well cared for, this chair will last many generations while still being fully functional for daily enjoyment. measurements: 19" wide x 15" deep x 36" high; seat is 16" high over the ground see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1100.00
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Original American Antique Hoopback Windsor Side Chair W/ Cherry Seat, C. 1810-20 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1136998/Antique-Original-American-Antique-Hoopback-Windsor-Side-Chair-w--Cherry-Seat--c--1810-20 American hoopback windsor side chair c. 1810-20 with a later refinish item # 120009qoe16 woods: cherry (seat and side stretcher bars) maple (legs and mid-stretcher) hickory (crest rail and spindles) visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a fine original hoopback windsor with a high polish finish and a very nice overall presentation. Interestingly, this chair features significant use of cherry woods, an uncommon wood considering all of these surfaces would have been painted. The solid board shaped plank seat makes excellent use of the ribbed grains of the cherry, highlighting them down the center of the dished seat. The crest is a steam bent rail of hickory that tenons through the seat, uniquely shaped with a certain lean, and while at first glance it appears that the hoop back has twisted from shrinking and expanding of grains over time, it appears to have been designed like this. In measuring the spindles, the left spindles are clearly higher than the right spindles, giving additional lift to the hoop and the appearance of twist. One can speculate about why it was crafted like this, but in any event it lends to some visual interest. The spindles are smooth tapering shafts of hickory that join through the crest rail with a split wedge through-tenon. The chair rests over four plain shaped maple legs, framed in an h-form stretcher with cherry sides and maple mid-stretcher. This is a fun little windsor for anyone looking for a nice, clean and visually interesting piece in strong, sturdy and fully functional condition. measurements: 17 1/2" deep x 18 3/4" wide x 36" high see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $910.00
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Fine Pair French Louis Xvi Carved Gilt Antique Upholstered Fauteuil Arm Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137000/Antique-Fine-Pair-French-Louis-XVI-Carved-Gilt-Antique-Upholstered-Fauteuil-Arm-Chairs Fine pair of louis xvi style fauteuil arm chairs france, c. 1890-1910, regilded item # 120010rpo02 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a very rich pair of french arm chairs, upholstered in a wonderful pink and cream fabric with floral and foliate along the cream ground. They have wonderful work throughout, starting with the richly adorned crest featuring a twisting tied ribbon, pierced and flowing along the crest, flanked by pyramidical finials on either shoulder. The frame is molded, flowing down into upholstered arms that curl in reeded hand holds over cyma-curved arm supports that join the apron and flow directly into the turned and tapered reeded legs, a turned baluster on the top and turned rings above the stump toes. in simply outstanding condition with a distressed finish that has been regilded at some point during the 20th century, this is a pair of chairs that you can use functionally with your family on a regular basis. They are well formed and crafted and are an absolute visual delight that bring life to any formal setting. measurements: 25 1/2" wide x 27" deep x 38 1/2" high; cushion is 17 1/2" high over the ground, measuring 20 1/2" deep front to back, 17 1/4" wide between arms at the tightest spot see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $2150.00
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Set Of Four Italian Neoclassical 18th Century Antique Carved Walnut Side Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137001/Antique-Set-of-Four-Italian-Neoclassical-18th-Century-Antique-Carved-Walnut-Side-Chairs Set of four italian neoclassical carved walnut side chairs with harp splat 18th century, "near" set with slight variations between each chair item # 100010wye02 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this listing is for a near set of four carved walnut italian chairs, probably of the late 18th century. Each chair is carefully carved with an urn form pierced splat, incredibly detailed in the likeness of a harp over pillars. Two of the chairs have stunning carved molded frames, two have slightly more plain molded frames. Chairs are fully pegged construction, several with tenon mortised frames locked together with small pegs. The aprons are nicely outlined. The front legs reach through the top of the seat, uniquely showing above the upholstery before tapering into the leg. Each leg is carved, though legs bare minor variation between several in the carvings. An h-form stretcher locks the legs firmly in place. for the collector willing to do some restoration work, this set is a rare aquisition in wonderful form. A deep oxidization covers the entire set, with a glowing patina throughout. They have an incredible sense of class, with attention to detail in each carving, but also balanced variation in each chair making them a study as well as a functional set of furniture. These are very classy and stylish additions to any home, with the careful hand craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout. Approximate measurements for each chair (listed in no particular order) measurements: chair 1: height to crest 36", height to seat 19 1/2", width 17 1/2", depth 15 5/8" chair 2: height to crest 35 5/8", height to seat 18 1/2", width 17 1/4", depth 15 3/8" chair 3: height to crest 35", height to seat 19", width 18 1/8", depth 14 1/2" chair 4 (the chair with the damaged foot): height to crest 35 1/2", height to seat 19", width 17", depth 15" see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $990.00
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Early Louis Xv French Style Antique Carved Wingback Oversized Bergere Arm Chair http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137002/Antique-Early-Louis-XV-French-Style-Antique-Carved-Wingback-Oversized-Bergere-Arm-Chair Oversized louis xv style carved fruitwood upholstered wingback bergere arm chair early 20th century, probably cherry-wood item # 120009tqi16 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a beautiful early 20th century revival of the louis xv style executed entirely by hand in solid fruitwood, appearing to be a wonderful deep grained cherry. It has deep and precise carvings covering the frame in a very tasteful and appropriate way, starting with the half-moon shell form interlaced with various floral carvings that flow outward into a plain molded frame, wrapping around the full wings that flank the comfortable upholstered back. The wonderful s-formation of the wings culminate in an upholstered arm, curling into carved and swelled handholds. The removable cushion is thick and comfortable, resting over an upholstered frame and apron with only a thin edge of exposed cherry molding flowing around the apron, the frontmost medallion inspired by the shell-and-floral carved crest. The chair rests over cabriole legs terminating in french toes wrapped in acanthus leaves. this is a simply outstanding find for anyone decorating their home in the louis xv or overall french flavor of decor, bringing functionality and beauty to any formal setting. It is oversized, making it a comfortable lounging chair, a sturdy and strong piece to curl up in and read a good book in the library or study, or that social piece for the living room. The crisp carvings glow through a deep and highly polished finish, full of character and patina, making this a piece you will cherish for a lifetime. measurements: 35 1/2" wide x 33" deep x 39 1/2" high; cushion is 18 1/2" over the ground, cushion dimensions are 28" wide x 26" deep see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1620.00
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American Pennsylvania Comb Back Windsor Rocking Rocker Arm Chair 18th Century http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137003/Antique-American-Pennsylvania-Comb-Back-Windsor-Rocking-Rocker-Arm-Chair-18th-Century Fine original comb-back windsor rocking chair w/ carved knuckle arms pennsylvania, probably chester county or philadelphia c. 1770-1790 item # 120009uyp08 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a rare form of windsor, featuring what we believe to be fully original rocking slats on a comb-back carved knuckle arm chair. These are difficult to find and regularly had the rocking slats removed and the legs shortened to hide the original rocking slats. With a wonderful and very early black painted surface, the patina throughout this chair is quite well developed and certainly to be cherished. the crest is curved from oak, the inverted oxbow design giving it a soft flow as it culminates in the carved ears on either side. These are not simply a part of the crest, but rather spring up as a logical extension from the splayed spindles that curve outward to join the crest. The hickory spindles, nine making up the full curved back, taper from the seat to the crest, still maintaining excellent form after nearly 250 years with no damage whatsoever. joining the spindles, a solid steam bent piece of oak wraps around the entire midsection, creating the arm rail as it is intensely carved at the end to result in magnificent knuckle hand holds. Raising these on either side, the turned maple arm supports lock this rail firmly in place, joining through the seat with a through-wedge-tenon from beneath the seat. the seat is ovular in form, scooped deeply from a single plank of incredibly thick pine forming a comfortably shaped seating surface, the back and underside sharply chamfered and hand planed - the underside of the seat appears to have an old chalk inscription, illegible and rather hard to see at this point. The legs are turned in the new england manner, stretched with an h-form stretcher turned to form a central bobbin, the medial stretcher flanked by rings on either side of the bobbin. as the feet start to taper, they transition sharply into the curved slats of the rocker. We've looked at these carefully, as it is very difficult to find chairs with original rocker slats and it is an important distinction to make for any serious collector. A few things we have considered: first, the splay of the legs is very healthy, measuring approximately 22" with a seat width of 21 3/4". A chair without the rockers would require an additional 2 1/2"-3" of leg, which would make the splay quite strange when compared against the width of the seat. Further, the legs do not taper as much as your typical pennsylvania leg, which makes sense as an original rocker would be designed to have a slightly thicker leg to withstand the pressure of the rocker. The screws going through each leg are original hand forged screws except for one, which appears to be an early 19th century screw. These lead us to believe the rocker slats are an original part of the design, but we do ask that you review the photos carefully to identify this for yourself. this is a simply outstanding find for any serious collector of pennsylvania furniture or of windsor chairs. With a wonderful painted finish, a flawlessly executed design and in excellent condition, this is a chair you will treasure in your home for a lifetime. measurements: 43" high x 25 1/4" wide x 25 1/2" deep woods: maple: turned legs, stretchers, arm supports pine: seat oak: knuckles, crest rail, arm rail hickory: spindles see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $2384.00
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Set Six American Federal Sheraton Antique Style Mahogany Dining Side Chairs Set http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137004/Antique-Set-Six-American-Federal-Sheraton-Antique-Style-Mahogany-Dining-Side-Chairs-Set Set of six sheraton antique style mahogany dining chairs early 20th century item # 120009tit08 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is for a set of six dining room chairs crafted after the original designs of the federal period in the sheraton taste. They were probably crafted between the years of 1890 and 1910, the height of the centennial period where a revived taste for the colonial designs drove craftsmen to produce some very fine pieces inspired by originals. This set features a mahogany inlaid rectangular crest over shapely stiles, molded along the front and stretched with three crossbars made visually interesting by their crisp carved molding and the round ball designs separating each. The seat is nearly trapezoidal, upholstered in a velvet upholstery that will need to be changed due to staining and wear, stuffed over the seat and nailed along the edge with round brass upholstery tacks. The chairs rest over bulb-turned reeded and tapered legs, truly executed with remarkable skill in identical fashion of an original sheraton leg. The entire chair set has a wonderful old finish, almost certainly original, alligatoring and with much wear and oxidization forming a well developed overall patina beneath the rubbed shellac finish. this is a wonderful set crafted by hand and carved with wonderful selections of mahogany, designed to last generations and still young. Sturdy and strong in all joints, this is a set that can be used functionally without guilt or worry, while still being able to enjoy the timeless lines of one of the most popular designs of the federal era. This set will certainly be cherished by you and your family in any formal dining room. measurements: 21" wide x 17 3/4" deep x 34 1/2" high; 18 3/4" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1975.00
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Fine Pair Of Rococo Revival Victorian Solid Mahogany Carved Antique Arm Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137005/Antique-Fine-Pair-of-Rococo-Revival-Victorian-Solid-Mahogany-Carved-Antique-Arm-Chairs Very fine pair of carved mahogany rococo revival arm chairs circa 1875-90, probably england item # 120108pet27 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is one of the finest pair of rococo revival chairs we've had the honor of carrying. They are incredibly unique and so striking visually, with an overall square profile that lends a modern flair to the design. The carving execution on the chairs is simply second to none, every aspect of the chairs carefully and tastefully carved with perfect cuts. the crest and arm rails feature repeating oak-leaf carved designs that wrap over the edges of the rail, two ovular oversized acorn finials capping each corner. The arms are supported with a wonderful gallery of swollen-tapered spindles, each carved delicately with a spun-rope formation. These flank a comfortable upholstered seat of striped cream and burgundy velvet, stuffed over the frame and in overall excellent condition with only minor rust-color spotting (see the slideshow for closeups) along the edges. the medallion back is truly a work of art, an intensely carved solid panel of mahogany, the swirling acanthus formations of louis xv and chippendale clearly influencing the overall theme. The square arms round out in the rounded handholds, carved with a fan-motif along the sides and join the frame with a curved arm support, carved with a different variation on the oak-leaf design over stop-fluted square legs that change shape beneath the apron into a swollen-taper leg with spun-rope carvings over wonderful lion paw feet. The lion paws have seen some life, each of them repaired and fixed, lacking a bit of finish luster and still with loss. The back legs mirror the front, but terminate in plain ball feet. this pair is truly a statement, exceptional in every way and executed with a crispness and depth of carving that is breathtaking. With well preserved red mahogany color, clearly protected from excessive sunlight exposure, covered in a rich polish to bring out the deep patina, these immediately catch your eye in a magnificent way. They would be an outstanding pair of library chairs, placed side by side flanked by a pair of matching tables, or used almost as a settee in a small living room side by side. They set the pace for any room they become a part of, and will simply be a treasure wherever they are in your home. measurements: 27" wide x 22" deep x 33 1/2" high to finials 19" high to seat; seat area dimensions 19 1/2" deep x 23 1/2" wide see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $2770.00
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Fine Early 19th Century Gilded French Louis Xvi Antique Fauteuil Arm Chair http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137007/Antique-Fine-Early-19th-Century-Gilded-French-Louis-XVI-Antique-Fauteuil-Arm-Chair Fine french louis xvi style gilded fauteuil arm chair france, early 19th century, probably c. 1810-30 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this very fine fauteuil features a bright blue floral damask upholstery, replaced and in nearly flawless condition. The finish is simply glowing, recently re-gilded and in stunning condition. It features a full medallion back with a molded rope frame, two upholstered demilune arms curving from the back into curled handrests. The arms rest over curved supports with wonderful acanthus leaves that flow along the entire support and into the square rosette medallions at each corner of the frame. The upholstered seat is deep and comfortable, stuffed over the rail and framed in an exposed apron with figure-eight infinite molding over repeating beads. The chair rests over turned and tapered legs, each brilliantly formed with a near-trumpet form and highlighted with deep stop fluting, resting over spherical turned ball feet. The back feet have a wonderful splay to them. Each joint of this chair is completed with pinned tenon-mortise construction, these visible beneath the gilding either by outline or visible through the chipping of gilt. in stunning condition, flawlessly formed and with an outstanding upholstery, this is a very fine chair for any formal setting. Whether it is used as a chair in front of your desk, in the bedroom before the dressing table, in the library beside a wall of books or in the living room with an eclectic collection of mixed styles, this is a chair that you will treasure and enjoy for a lifetime. measurements: 24 3/8" wide x 20" deep (seat depth) x 35 1/2" high; seat is 16 5/8" over the ground see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1420.00
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American 18th Century Chippendale Period Mahogany Antique Stool Window Bench http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137008/Antique-American-18th-Century-Chippendale-Period-Mahogany-Antique-Stool-Window-Bench American chippendale period mahogany stool circa 1770-90, probably new england visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is an absolute treasure! Fully original and well preserved, this stool of the chippendale period was probably crafted in the new england states as a companion for a wingback chair or other large arm chair of healthy proportions. With a tall height of 20", it would have been a companion to something with a thick upholstered seat in the 22-24" range. It is crafted with precision, using matched pine corner blocks nailed with four rose heads, a clearly successful mechanism as all are fully retained and the stool is incredibly sturdy. The rails of the stool tenon into the square legs, pinned at each corner and reinforced on a few corners with later (presumably) screws. The legs are plain and precise, chamfered along the back corner for visual appeal. The outermost corner of each leg has a single reed carved, and the rim around the slip seat is carefully molded. Each leg is stretched wonderfully with an h-form stretcher, the middle bar dovetailing into the side bars with tiny dovetails. this is a rare and wonderful find. Stools were not high-production pieces, crafted infrequently for special chairs and clients, and as such are very difficult to acquire in good condition. We believe this to be an american work, noting the secondary wood used and the shape and form of the blocks. This is a piece you will cherish in your home and easily incorporate into such a vast number of design scenarios - it is flexible, moving from being the obvious choice in front of a large wingback chair to the wall between two windows with some books piled upon it. Also, being the height of many diminutive chairs, it can rest in front of the piano or dressing table very comfortably, and be fully functional as such. This is something your family will pass through the generations, an heirloom already that has centuries of life left in it's form. measurements: 18 1/8" deep x 22 1/8" wide x 20" high see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $2540.00
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Antique French Louis Xvi Carved & Painted Stool Bench For A Chair Or Sofa Settee http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137010/Antique-Antique-French-Louis-XVI-Carved---Painted-Stool-Bench-for-a-Chair-or-Sofa-Settee Early 19th century louis xvi painted stool or window bench france, probably circa 1840-60 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this fine carved work is simply a visual delight! It has a finely carved frame, somewhat half-moon in overall form, carefully molded around the entirety of it. It is carved flawlessly at the center with a wonderful motif, each corner is decorated with carved square rosettes and a repeating carved motif along the bottom. The stool rests over four ring-turned tapered and fluted legs with round ball feet. It has a stunning painted surface, carefully worn with years of life into a very fine patina. The wood shows through, the original paint visible throughout and the entire surface with a light wax. this is an absolute treasure that will bring completion to your seating. It is quite unique and a difficult find, something you will truly enjoy once fully restored. measurements: 24 1/8" deep x 28" wide x 17 1/2" high (without the cushion) see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1150.00
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18th Century American New England Windsor Sack Back Antique Arm Chair C. 1770 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137011/Antique-18th-Century-American-New-England-Windsor-Sack-Back-Antique-Arm-Chair-c--1770 Original 18th century sack back windsor arm chair woods: hickory (arms, crest rail, spindles), maple (arm supports, legs and stretcher), poplar (seat) origin: probably new england, though the use of poplar for the seat does lend a possibility of lancaster county, pennsylvania circa 1770-80 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a wonderful early example of what has become known as a "sack back" windsor. It's origin is a bit difficult to ascertain without a provenance, as it has what are typically understood as new england turnings, smooth turned stretchers as often found in connecticut and massachusetts works, but what we are almost certain is a poplar seat - these are typical in chairs of pennsylvania, specifically lancaster county, where the new england leg turning was widely used. It was very well executed, the bowed crest with a soft curvature, flowing easily into the curved arm rail. Each spindle tenons through this crest rail, each with split-wedge tenon device hammered into the top of each to lock them into the crest. This split-wedge is replicated in all through-tenon joints in the chair. More uniquely, and as a testament to the attention shown by it's craftsman, each long spindle swells at the lower half in symmetry with it's opposing spindle, then tapering impossibly thin at the top. Built to last, not a single spindle has been damaged or broken, despite the very thin profile of each. the arm rail has a soft upward slope, creating an overall backward leaning profile, allowing you to rest comfortably in a slightly reclined position as your arms rest naturally. Supporting each arm is a turned maple arm support, each turned with superior level of skill - if you are familiar with sack back examples, comparing the soft swelling and sharp turnings of the arm supports will certainly set this chair apart from it's peers. the seat has a chiseled channel around the spindles, as typically found in this form, giving shape to the ovular shaped seat, formed carefully to allow comfort. This rests over four ring-baluster turned and tapered legs supported by an h-form stretcher, swollen at the medial and smooth along the edges. The stretcher is somewhat unique, often designed with a sharp turned-ring flanking the swell. It has a nice splay to the legs, comfortable and stable while still being quite angular. The finish appears to have once been a delicious reddish-brown, now worn mostly away into an alligatored overall finish that was preserved with a shellac, probably in the last fifty years. this is a wonderful find for any collector of pure american antiques. It is fully original in all all aspects but the finish, remnants of which are still visible in parts to lend to what it may have looked like at one point, now with a delightful crackling dancing through it's parts. It is fully functional and actually very comfortable as well. It would be an amazing piece in front of your desk, a piece you will enjoy regularly and that will complete any colonial decor. You will treasure this chair. measurements: 23 3/4" wide (arm to arm), 14 3/4" deep, 35 1/4" high to crest, 17" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1850.00
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19th Century Antique Wrought Iron Savonarola Arm Side Chair Window Seat Bench http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137013/Antique-19th-Century-Antique-Wrought-Iron-Savonarola-Arm-Side-Chair-Window-Seat-Bench 19th century wrought iron savonarola window bench queen anne style w/ pad feet, europe visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! a unique chair in every way, this fantastic wrought iron window bench is fashioned loosely in the form of the savonarola chair of the renaissance. It has an overall moroccan appeal, a taste of mystery in the overall formation of the piece. With round ball finials at each corner, the upper portion of the chair is a full u shape, forming a seat at the center with upholstery over the iron springs. The lower half mirrors the top, an inverted u with a shaped stretcher joining each foot permanently, capped in the center with another ball finial. The legs cabriole into sharp spade form pad feet. this is a simply gorgeous and incredibly unique designer find. It is strong throughout, fully functional and perfect for any lonely corner or empty window. You will certainly treasure this piece for a very long time. measurements: 23 1/2" wide x 14 " deep x 31 3/4" high to top of finial see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1290.00
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19th Century Louis Xv Xvi One-half Sofa Chair Settee Loveseat Bergere C. 1870-90 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137014/Antique-19th-Century-Louis-XV-XVI-One-Half-Sofa-Chair-Settee-Loveseat-Bergere-c--1870-90 19th century louis xv style one half bergere wingback chair gilt highlighted, circa 1870-90 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this gorgeous louis xv style chair circa the last quarter of the 19th century is an absolute gem. In rare form, this piece boasts a thin molded frame, unusual in it's thin profile. The crest has a light serpentine form, cresting at each shoulder and at the centermost point with a floral carved design. It has a wingback form, the shoulders squaring to the back, the exposed molding flowing downward into upholstered arms over carved handholds. These flank a broad and comfortable upholstered seat, stuffed over the frame to the outline of the curved apron, carved and gilt highlighted at the center. The chair rests over cabriole legs that come up softly in curled french toes. The unique proportions make it inordinately comfortable for a single person, too small for two people and intended to have numerous pillows as an ultimate relaxation piece. This would be the strike point piece for any sunroom, living room or large master bedroom. It is an incredibly nostalgic piece, bringing the best of the rococo revival to any formal setting. This is a piece you will cherish in your home for many generations to come. measurements -37 1/2" wide x 28" deep x 36" high to crest; 18" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1785.00
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Set Four American New England Federal Dining Side Chairs Hepplewhite Birch Circa 1800 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137016/Antique-Set-Four-American-New-England-Federal-Dining-Side-Chairs-Hepplewhite-Birch-circa-1800 Fine set of four american solid birch hepplewhite period dining chairs one arm chair, four side chairs, new england, circa 1800-1810 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! these are an exceptional set, executed entirely in solid birch primary woods during the height of the federal period. The crest has the form of a cupid's bow, sharply rounding at the top, flaring up at the ears. The stiles are solid birch, square and backswept from the foot through the seat frame, rounding along the back up to the crest rail, flaring slightly before joining the crest. The pierced splat is vasiform, stunning in it's simplicity with a circle at the center and s-curls completing the splat at the crest. The entire back is flat at the face, rounded along the back for a smooth profile. The arm chair has two arms that are fully molded, each flanking a broad suede trapezoidal slip seat, the seat frame carefully carved to receive the seat with a thin channel along the perimeter. Tiny half round fully original blocks still lock the seat frame together from the inside, the front two blocks notched of a solid block, the back blocks with a squared corner. The front legs are plain and tapered, stretched with a box stretcher, the middle stretcher joining from the underside with a notched dovetail visible from the underside. these are a simply stunning set for any serious collector of the american federal period, with glowing gorgeous birch grains visible throughout. The birch brings an incredible warmth to the chairs, each with a fine rubbed oil finish and in outstanding condition. Being structurally firm in all joints for full functional use, this is a set that can be actively enjoyed without fear or hesitation, while also being an investment that can be treasured in your home for many generations to come. measurements: arm chair: 23" wide x 19 1/2" deep x 38 1/2" high; approximately 18" to seat side chair: 19 3/4" wide x 18" deep x 37 3/4" high; approximately 18 to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $4620.00
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Set Of Four Period 18th Century Antique French Louis Xv Fauteuil Arm Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137017/Antique-Set-of-Four-Period-18th-Century-Antique-French-Louis-XV-Fauteuil-Arm-Chairs Set of four period louis xv carved fruitwood fauteuil arm chairs, france, circa the 18th century. visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! these are a stunning set, rarely found in a full collection of four - because these are generally easier to sell as a single chair than as a set of four, they are regularly broken up and sold individually. To find a set that has not been merely assembled, but literally is crafted by the same hand and at the same date, still intact after three hundred years is difficult and infrequent. They feature a beautiful pink upholstery, stitched to form stripes in the shape of diamonds throughout, tacked to the frame with decorative brass nails. the crest of each chair features a bouquet of flowers with leaves flowing outward into a molded frame, serpentine along the sides and bottom around a comfortable upholstered back. Curved arms, upholstered at the center with brass tack lining, flow out from the back from pinned mortise-tenon joints into carved hand rests over incredibly molded and petite arm supports that curve in to join the seat frame with an s-scroll completing the design. The arm support proportions speak to the mastery of this set of chairs, noting just how thin the profile of each is and how delicately carved they are. The frame of the seat is carved long the apron with matching molding that flanks a floral bouquet. The four cabriole legs join the frame with exposed peg tenon-mortise joints behind floral carved knees before flowing in a perfect cyma-curve to terminate in understated foliate carved french toes - the carving on the toes is mirrored in the hand rests, where again the design is subtle and understated. each chair has a wonderful glowing finish, deeply polished with a warm patina. The exposed back reveals all construction details, each chair enjoying original tenon-mortise joinery with small wooden pins to lock the frame together perfectly for many centuries. They have such a broad number of design uses within a formal home, as a flexible set that can be used for a small dining room, a full parlor set, a breakfast table or as two sets of two chairs in different rooms. Strong and sturdy in all joints, this set will continue to be enjoyed for many generations to come if well cared for, and will certainly be a treasure passed down within your family. measurements: 34 1/4" high to crest x 20" deep x 22 1/2" wide; seat is 17" high over the ground see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $3360.00
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Late 19th Century Georgian Revival Tapestry Upholstered Carved Antique Arm Chair http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137019/Antique-Late-19th-Century-Georgian-Revival-Tapestry-Upholstered-Carved-Antique-Arm-Chair Georgian revival upholstered antique arm chair england, c. Late 19th century, tapestry upholstered visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this listing is for a late 19th century georgian revival tapestry upholstered arm chair. It is a gorgeous example of an earlier time, with a wonderful hand embroidered original tapestry upholstery of an 18th century scene of royalty. It is quite unusual to find embroidered upholstery that has been as well preserved as this in revived examples, and it brings an incredible amount of life to the chair. The arms are long and molded, with a soft cabriole form curving into intensely carved hand rests. Similarly molded arm supports rise to lock the arms in place, each arm flanking a broad tapestry upholstered seat of animal life amongst foliate designs. The chair rests over cabriole legs, carved at the knees and terminating in curled georgian toes. this is a wonderful decorator find, not a collector example, but nonetheless a beautiful addition to any formal room. With stunning hand embroidery and fine carvings, this chair is a conversation piece and a highlighting strikepoint. measurements: 28" wide x 26 1/2" deep x 37 7/8" high; seat is 19 1/4" over the ground see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $995.00
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Set Of Four Transitional Queen Anne Style Antique S & H Jewel Dining Side Chairs http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137021/Antique-Set-of-Four-Transitional-Queen-Anne-Style-Antique-S---H-Jewel-Dining-Side-Chairs Fine set of four queen anne style benchmade s & h jewel dining chairs transitional style, plaque from s & h jewel, england c. 1900 item # 120101trp01 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! s & h jewel was a firm of cabinetmakers and also a retailer of fine hand crafted furniture. The earliest filings suggest the firm began operation in 1830 and continued through the early 20th century. They were renowned for offering pieces of uncompromising quality and their works still command a strong market. A set of chairs of similar quality, though without the fine apron and pegged construction, were offered at christies in 2006 (sale 4952, lot 133) and brought in $8,463. these four are a particularly stunning set, each chair with an incredible solid mahogany pierced splat of unusual design. The crest is a soft arch softly flowing into double curled carved ears, both of which easily flow with clear lines into the inward bent stiles, each flanking a complex array of crescents and triangular piercings with foliate influenced motifs flowing across the middle of the splat. Below the pierced portion of the splat is a beautiful solid carved portion that scallops down into the shoe, a second piece resting on the back rail of the frame. The trapezoidal form slip seats drop into a solid mahogany chair frame, pegged over the knees at each corner on either side of an incredible scroll cut scalloped apron. Acanthus carved knees flow into cabriole legs front legs, each terminating in carved slipper feet. The stiles form a perfect c-curve, flowing flawlessly from a side profile in a subtle c shape from the crest to the bottom of the foot, changing in shape from crescent along the stile to thick plain rear legs chamfered along each corner. Inside of the frame of each chair is a plaque noting the origin as "s & h jewell, 132 high holborn, london wc". these are some of the most beautiful chairs we've found in the centennial period with some of the most incredible scalloped lines available in chairs of this form, while also keeping the period details you would find in a queen anne chair of 1750. Each being sturdy and fully functional, these not only make an incredible acquisition for the collector, but also fully functional works of art for any decorative setting you may have in your home. This is a set you and your family will treasure in your home for many generations to come. measurements: 37 7/8" high x 22 1/2" wide (knee to knee) 21" deep; seat rests 19" over the ground see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $4500.00
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Fine 18th Century English Georgian Chippendale Carved Wingback Antique Arm Chair C. 1760-80 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137023/Antique-Fine-18th-Century-English-Georgian-Chippendale-Carved-Wingback-Antique-Arm-Chair-c--1760-80 Georgian chippendale carved mahogany wingback arm chair, c. 1760-80 england, late 18th century visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a stunning and rare piece, with a unique and quite interesting design. The crest is flat, squaring off with small lobed wings that culminate where your head would rest, and flow back into the frame almost immediately. These flank a broad and very comfortable upholstered back, from which both open upholstered arms flare slightly outward before joining the sloped arm supports. Each arm support is intricately carved with gothic fretwork designs out of a single solid block of mahogany - none of the carvings on this chair are applied, all of them being carved of the solid. These flow into a square seat, deeply upholstered and stuffed over the rail. The seat rests over two square front legs, each with gothic fretwork motifs carved long them, stretched with a box stretcher joining using hidden tenon mortise joinery - not dovetails. The rear legs are square, canted and slightly backswept and all four legs are chamfered along the interior corner. this is one of the most beautiful georgian chairs we've carried, having fabulous carvings with a deep glowing patina on all exposed surfaces in rich mahogany. It is incredibly solid and heavy, being fully functional nearly three-hundred years after being originally crafted, with generations of strength still in the joints throughout. This is an outstanding find for any serious collector of georgian antiques, but also a wonderful find for anyone looking to bring this classic design to their home in a striking and wonderful way. measurements: 28 1/4" wide x 27" deep x 40 5/8" high; 20" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $2600.00
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French Empire Period Mahogany Bergere Arm Chair W/ Ram Mounts, Circa 1830-60 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137025/Antique-French-Empire-Period-Mahogany-Bergere-Arm-Chair-w--Ram-Mounts--circa-1830-60 French empire barrel form mahogany bergere with ram head mounts, circa 1830-60 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a beautiful work of art with incredible swirled mahogany veneers. The crest is decorated with a vase over acanthus leaves, swirls rising from the vase to culminate in a four petal flower, each flanking a round floral motif, the square exposed arms wrapping around the back to terminate in incredibly cast ram head brass mounts. The arms flank a broad and quite comfortable upholstered seat, back and arms, each with a "bee" decorated upholstery. Sloped arm supports complete the frame, resting into a straight straight apron with pierced anthemion mounts flanking a round patera. The knees are topped by round patera designs as well, each front leg being square and tapered, the rear legs square and softly backswept, all terminating in original brass casters. this is a gorgeous chair and an absolute work of art. In quite rare form with all original mounts, each cast with incredible detail, this is a wonderful find for the collector of french empire. It is sturdy in all joints with a strength throughout capable of enduring several generations with your family. measurements: 31 1/2" wide x approximately 31 1/2" deep x 33 5/8" high to crest; 17" high to seat see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $3200.00
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Fine & Rare Set Four French Louis Xvi Parlor Chairs, Pierre Bernard C. 1766-80 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137027/Antique-Fine---Rare-Set-Four-French-Louis-XVI-Parlor-Chairs--Pierre-Bernard-c--1766-80 A set of four painted louis xvi fauteuil arm chairs and side chairs by pierre bernard circa 1766-80, nne fauteuil of slightly different design, all four stamped "p. Bernard" in a circle under the seat rail item # 110101pwi29 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! an exceptional salon suite featuring two near pair fauteuils à la reine and two side chairs, each chair is stamped "p. Bernard" noting the hand of pierre bernard, maître in paris 1766. A "menuisier" (carpenter) by trade, bernard was distinguished as one of the best chair craftsmen of his trade, documented at length with a vast number of works owned by patrons of importance. He provided extensive works for the marquis de laborde (1724-1794), the fermiers généraux under king louis xv, crafting magnificent chairs for his château in méréville, france. another pierre bernard of note crafted works in france: the Ãbéniste (cabinet-maker) pierre bernard (b. 1715-1770, france) operated his shop designing fine case works of the louis xv infuence during the same period, but in light of not being the solo pierre bernard, he stamped his works "pierre bernard Ãbéniste", thus clearly distinguishing himself from the menuisier. Documented works by pierre bernard the menuisier are identified as late as 1780 with significant holdings in museums throughout europe. the present set is an elaborately carved suite of two fauteuils and two side chairs, each crafted of solid beechwood with later painted surfaces. The fauteuils are near pairs, each stamped by bernard under the apron, but each of slightly differing proportions and carving depth denoting craftmanship at differing times. The set is a pure design taking on the full influence of the louis xvi period, clearly evolved beyond the transitional period of the shifting taste from the flowing rococo of louis xv into the more rigid neoclassicism of louis xvi, a transition bernard is famous for handling expertly. Balancing a certain austerity and exactness of shape with the flow of the fauteuil arms and the perfect splay of the legs, the chairs have poise and presence. the chair backs are molded with blue on cream paint highlights, framing a raised square upholstered back over fluted stiles that flow into the frame. The arms are upholstered, with a gentle swoon before curling into the handles. The supports enjoy a subtle cyma-curve, intensely carved with reed molded form before joining the seat frame. The apron is likewise molded with simple lines, flanked by square corners with carved rosettes over turned and stop-fluted legs terminating in toupie sabot feet. Intense ring turning signal the start of each leg, but it is incredible as you examine each leg how every single leg is just slightly different. The slightest difference in width, depth of rings and quickness of turn is an ever present reminder that each leg was a work of art slowly developed with the knife of a highly skilled menuisier, while also highlighting the effects of shrinking and expanding woods changing a round turning to become spherical. each chair boasts a fine light blue floral re-upholstery in overall excellent condition with only minor wear and subtle staining. Early repainted surfaces bring harmony to the lines with the deep patina of a soft finish mellowed and worn over the generations. Each chair is constructed with exposed peg tenon joints, some of these pegs replaced, which has allowed the frame to breathe as it expands and contracts with time. the underside of the front rail of each chair is impressed with the stamp "p. Bernard", only a few letters legible on some chairs, the stamp quite clear on two of the chairs. The stamp is formed in a circle, a branding bernard is recorded using in his works until some time after 1770 when he began using "p. Bernard" stamped in a single line. this is a rare set with incredible form, raw and simply powerful lines and stance throughout. Each chair is very strong and fully functional, a testament to the care and expertise shown in the original joinery - this is an exceptional set you will truly cherish for a lifetime. reference materials christies sale 7104, lot 231 - two side chairs of similar appeal w/ giltwood surfaces, sold for $6,228 christies sale 5453, lot 295 - a simple carved fruitwood fauteuil crafted by bernard, sold for $3,210 the james a. De rothschild collection at waddesdon manor, furniture, clocks and gilt bronzes, vol. Ii, london, 1974, pp. 608-11, no. 130 "les sieges" g. Janneau, paris, 1967 p. 123 koller auctions (zurich, switzerland) sale june 19, 2007, lot 1221 - very similar design painted suite (canapé & five fauteuils) c. 1775-80, estimate $32,000-$52,000 measurements: arm chairs - 22 3/4" wide at front knees, 20" deep, 17 1/2" high to seat, 35 1/2" high to crest side chairs - 18 1/2" wide at front knees, 17" deep, 20" high to seat, 36" high to crest seat dimensions 22 3/4" w x 16 1/2" d 18 1/2" h to top of seat cushion, 38" h to crest see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $5525.00
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Signed Walter Steely Philadelphia Style Fan-back Windsor Side Chair C. 1925-75 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137028/Antique-Signed-Walter-Steely-Philadelphia-Style-Fan-Back-Windsor-Side-Chair-c--1925-75 American fan back windsor side chair, walter steely lancaster county, pennsylvania, circa 1925-75 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! walter steely (b. 1897-1977) lived and crafted his beautiful creations in lititz, pennsylvania in lancaster county. The serpentine crest rail terminates in turned volutes, supported with two sharply ring- rod-turned maple back rails flanking seven turned tapered spindles, each locking into the crest with every other spindle pegged with small through-pins. The saddle seat is a single solid board scooped seat, hand carved around the entire rim and fluted around the spindles. All four legs tenon through the seat, using split-wedge joinery to lock these legs flawlessly in place. The legs are turned philadelphia-style, with incredible sharp rings spun in beautiful maple rods, perfectly splayed in exact proportion to the chair and stretched with an h form bulbed stretcher. The back of the seat is initialed w.S., walter steely's signature way of identifying pieces. this is simply one of the most beautiful fanback chairs we've seen of his. With a glowing rubbed finish, hand carvings throughout the entire chair and strength in every joint, this is a collector quality investment grade windsor signed by the artist. It is an outstanding find for any collector of walter steely chairs, as there is quite a following for his pieces in particular, but also for any collector of windsor chairs with period construction detail and design. measurements: 21" wide x 20 1/2" deep x 37 1/2" high to crest; 18 1/2" high to seat. see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1200.00
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Signed Walter Steely Philadelphia Low-back Windsor Side Arm Chair C. 1925-75 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137029/Antique-Signed-Walter-Steely-Philadelphia-Low-back-Windsor-Side-Arm-Chair-c--1925-75 American philadelphia style low back windsor arm chair, walter steely lancaster county, pennsylvania c. 1925-75 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! walter steely (b. 1897-1977) lived and worked in lititz, pennsylvania in lancaster county where his chairs few an incredible local following. Crafted entirely by hand using period techniques and identified as a walter steely chair with his signature brand of w.S., every detail is constructed with the eye of an artisan. Originally, these chairs were crafted as early as 1740 and as late as 1790, almost entirely in philadelphia pennsylvania. It features a wonderful original red milk paint finish, well preserved with a growing patina. The crest is smooth and comfortably sloping, flanked on either side by step down cuts as it falls into the steam bent medial rail arm. Screws go up through the medial rail to lock the crest on firmly. The rail wraps around the entire seat back into carved outward flaring handholds over tenoned vertical spindles and two turned baluster and ring arm supports. The plank seat is a single solid board, characteristically d-shaped with sharp angular chamfering, carefully carved to create a comfortable seating surface; all four legs tenon through the seat, locked in place with split wedge joinery. The four legs are turned in the classic philadelphia manner, with thin baluster turnings below the seat over turned rings and elongated balusters over a reel and ring; below that a cylinder terminating in the classical philadelphia ball foot. The side stretchers have subtle ball turnings, stretched with a center double baluster ring-and-reel turning. this is an absolutely gorgeous and incredibly practical chair. Not only is it highly collectible among windsor design purists, quite decorative for those looking to bring formal design to a home, and entirely crafted and carved by hand - it also is very comfortable. It is an outstanding piece for a corner, for in front of a desk or beside a fine side table. This is a piece you will cherish in your home for years to come, one that will be passed down through many generations with a strength to last many centuries. measurements: 25" wide x 22" deep x 32" high to crest; 18 3/8" high to seat. see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1800.00
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Fine 18th Century American Chippendale Side Chair, Southern States C. 1760-90 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137030/Antique-Fine-18th-Century-American-Chippendale-Side-Chair--Southern-States-c--1760-90 18th century american chippendale period side chair, circa 1760-90 from the southern states. visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! the crest rail is scooped in the center, curving upwards into pointed ears with small wooden pegs at the center of each. The stiles are carved carefully, tenoned and pinned at the crest ears, flat along the front and curved along the back into the frame, where the stiles square and sweep backwards. These flank a thick pierced splat of very unique vasiform design, tenoned at the top and locking into the shoe at the bottom of the frame. Unique to southern state chairs, the shoe is a solid piece of the back of the chair frame - in northern states and much of england, chairs were often crafted with a shoe that sits on top of the back of the chair frame, making this a significant part of the design. The seat frame is trapezoidal, a geometrical upholstered slip seat dropping smoothly into the space, the rim around the frame molded carefully. Each corner is pegged, with these piercing into the inside of the frame and visible from beneath, crafted so flawlessly that no interior blocking has ever been used to secure the frame. Straight molded front legs have a box-form stretcher locking each together, pinned at the corners with tiny wooden pegs. A deep patina covers every square inch of the solid cherry. this is a simply incredible southern chippendale chair, an outstanding find for collector and decorator alike. Preserved in original condition in nearly every detail (exception with the finish and upholstery), this fine work of american craftsmanship will be treasured in your home for generations to come. measurements: 19" wide at front corners, 35 1/2" high to crest, 18 1/2" deep approximately; 15 1/2" high to seat (petite). see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1245.00
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Fine New England 18th Century American Chippendale Period Arm Chair, C. 1765-75 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137031/Antique-Fine-New-England-18th-Century-American-Chippendale-Period-Arm-Chair--c--1765-75 Fine american new england chippendale period upholstered arm chair, mahogany probably massachusetts circa 1765-75 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this is a remarkable chair, having a softly serpentine crest over a slightly backswept upholstered back. The stiles are full length of mahogany, stretching from the crest through the feet to create an incredibly strong frame, the legs being square, canted with chamfered interior corners. Both upholstered arms have a soft serpentine, curving outwards before joining the molded mahogany arm supports, flanking an upholstered seat stuffed over the square frame. Mahogany square legs are stretched with a box stretcher, the center bar tenoned into the side stretchers. The old finish is worn and full of character, a deep wonderful patina glowing through the legs and stretcher. We have not removed the upholstery from the frame to examine the secondary woods beneath. this is a gorgeous chair for anyone with a passion for the chippendale period, practical and functional with incredible strength in joints and broad comfortable proportions. These chairs are quite hard to find, and in this simply outstanding condition is particularly special. As a predecessor to the later federal period lolling chair, you can see the evolution from one period to the next, where eventually the legs would taper and backs gain height. It is a restrained design from the upholstered back chairs of thomas chippendale's book with a distinct american taste. This is a much sought after acquisition for serious collectors and 18th century american enthusiasts. It will be treasured in your family for generations to come. measurements: 26" wide x 24 3/4" deep x 43 1/4" high; seat is 15" over ground see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $3420.00
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18th Century American Chippendale Armless Upholstered Side Chair, Circa 1780-90 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137032/Antique-18th-Century-American-Chippendale-Armless-Upholstered-Side-Chair--circa-1780-90 Chippendale period armless upholstered side chair mahogany and presumably american circa 1780-90 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! this gorgeous chair has a softly serpentine crest over a slightly backswept upholstered back. The stiles are full length of mahogany, stretching from the crest through the feet to create an incredibly strong frame, the legs being square, canted with chamfered interior corners. The upholstered seat is stuffed over the softly serpentine frame, mirroring the light wave of the crest. Marlboro legs with cut molded outer corners are stretched with an h-form box stretcher, the center bar dovetailed into the side stretchers from the underside with single ear dovetails. The old finish is worn and full of character, a deep wonderful patina glowing through the legs and stretcher. this is a gorgeous chair for anyone with a passion for the chippendale era, hand carved and crafted with unusually broad comfortable proportions. With outstanding construction and strength in all joints, it makes a fine practical piece in front of a period desk or in a hallway beside a small table. This is just the accent piece needed for a formal setting and a chair your family will enjoy for many generations. note: we have not removed the upholstery from the chair to examine secondary woods. We presume this to be american from the design, but there are not enough design elements to be positive without undressing the frame. We leave that to the buyer to determine. If this is important to you, please examine the images below prior to purchase. measurements: 23 1/4" wide x 21" deep x 38 1/4" high; seat rests 17 1/2" over ground see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1100.00
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Very Fine Louis Xv French Gilt Painted Carved Fauteuil Arm Chair, Circa 1850-75 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137033/Antique-Very-Fine-Louis-XV-French-Gilt-Painted-Carved-Fauteuil-Arm-Chair--circa-1850-75 Very fine french louis xv style gilt painted carved fauteuil arm chair france, circa 1850-75 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! the detail in this chair is simply outstanding, with masterfully executed carvings flowing across the entire frame, it's gold gilt paint oxidizing and wearing into an incredibly fine patina and a deep upholstery bringing old country comfort to this work of art. The crest is carved with a familiar floral arrangement, flowing down into the molded frame and crawling outwards from it. Two carved finials top a square molded frame, with deep infinity designs carved along the center and foliage spilling down from a rosette motif. These flank a broad upholstered trapezoidal back, flowing down into two upholstered arms with carved arm rests. The top of each arm rest has a tiny filled peg, masking a screw that beneath the wood locks the support into the arm rest. Each arm rest curves inward, with deep carved molding and leafing at the bottom. The deep seat is stuffed over the frame, rimmed by the infinity design carved around the entire apron, broken only by the swirled rosette at the center and both corners above the legs. The frame rests over four cabriole legs terminating over french toes. this fine work of art is a must-have for any collector of the louis xv design, or the designer with a formal room in need of a focal point. It is a conversation piece as well as a wonderful seating piece for practical regular use. It is strong, comfortable and gorgeous - all the elements of well designed formal decor. It is a chair that will be treasured in your home for several generations. measurements: 25 3/4" wide x 21" deep x 36 1/2" high; seat rests 17" above the ground see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $1200.00
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Fine Period 18th Century George Iii English Chippendale Mahogany Side Chairs, Probably Circa 1760-70 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137034/Antique-Fine-Period-18th-Century-George-III-English-Chippendale-Mahogany-Side-Chairs--probably-circa-1760-70 Fine period 18th century george iii chippendale mahogany side chairs england, probably circa 1760-70 visit us at www.Sillafineantiques.Com for a full slideshow of pictures as well as a large selection of other fine furniture! they are quite fantastic works of art, each with pierced reticulated ribbon-back (or vertical ribbon-back) carved splat designs. The crest is a single piece of carved mahogany that drops onto both stiles with tenons securing them. The splat pieces also drop into the bottom and top of the chair frame, each being carved of a single piece of mahogany with all swoons and swells of form masterfully executed. The stiles have wonderful sense of motion, each with true individuality when compared against the next - these sidewind in a subtle bending form into the crest. the leg and stile are a single piece, moving from incredible carved formations into a chamfered canted backswept leg. These are locked together in a mahogany box-stretcher structure, whereby the side and back rails of the stretcher mortise into the actual leg, with the middle crossing stretcher half-dovetailing beneath either side rail to lock perfectly in place. The marlboro front legs are molded on the front and side, leaving the back chamfered with no design. A serpentine form green upholstered seat of generous period proportions rests over this entire structure, with replaced blocking keeping the frame incredibly strong. this is a stunning pair with a simply stunning patina through every portion of the set. They feature only the best in english craftsmanship, with incredible carving and tight clean lines. They make a fine acquisition for any formal setting, with a functional sturdiness and structural integrity that will last for centuries to come with proper care. measurements: 21 1/2" wide, 21" deep, 36 1/2" high to crest, 18 1/2" high to upholstered seat. see something you can't live without? Let us know! We consider all reasonable offers - sales@sillafineantiques.Com
Item Price : $2000.00
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Fine English Chippendale Mahogany Kneehole Desk C. 1740-60 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137053/Antique-Fine-English-Chippendale-Mahogany-Kneehole-Desk-c--1740-60 Www.Sillafineantiques.Com fine english chippendale mahogany kneehole desk c. 1740-60 originality preserved throughout in the hardware and feet item # 110105pii25 see a full slideshow and more information on our website: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-644/chippendale-antique-desk-chest/detail this is a remarkably preserved english chippendale period kneehole desk, circa 1740-50. It is crafted of well figured solid single boards of mahogany on the top and sides - there is no veneer on this desk, just solid boards of full grain mahogany. A simply molded edge runs the perimeter of the top, each corner scalloped. Each drawer is hand dovetailed front and back, with thin oak frame construction and thin oak drawer bottoms - all drawers are fully original and lack any adjustments and restorations to the secondary construction. glowing hand forged brass hardware adorns each drawer, appearing to have never been removed from the piece. Inside each drawer, as well as the tiny door in the kneehole area, silver metal locks are secured and functional. Each lock appears to be original, each uniquely cut on the right hand corner for all small drawers - it would appear the craftsman was presented with the challenge of making the lock of his choice fit the small space in conjunction with the pull hardware, and overcame this but cutting the corners of each lock. Hand made screws are visible throughout the lock hardware. While we cannot say for certain if the key is original, it is of the period, hand made and very similar in metal color to that of the locks. Each drawer is lip-molded and slides flawlessly in and out of the desk. just below the top drawer is a secret drawer compartment, appearing to be part of the frame design, but actually pulls outward smoothly as an extra hand dovetailed drawer. This is a unique addition for the craftsman to make, as many of these knee hole desks are without such innovations. the wide top drawer pulls out to reveal a full dust shelf, protecting drawers below from saw dust and other debris as it opens and closes. The first few inches are solid mahogany, through which the inner boards of the desk tenon through, joining the frame permanently and invisibly. Beyond that are pine secondary woods, appearing to be yellow pine. In the center of the desk, a small door swings in the knee hole on original brass hinges secured with original hand cut screws to reveal a compartment divided by a single oak shelf. the desk rests over bracket feet, each entirely original with all original blocking as well. When looking at the desk from the underside, the unfinished hand craftmanship is evident in every square inch. Some of the feet have been resecured with screws from the underside, noted in the photos below, though the feet themselves have been preserved. Through the underside, rose head nails are driven into the mahogany side boards above. the back of the desk is lined with several thin oak boards, each with grains running perpendicular to the base, tacked with tiny nails and nearly black with oxidization. Later nails secure these backboards, probably readjusted for shrinking along the grains. this is an incredible find, quite rare in this condition and with this outstanding color and patination. With almost every aspect of the desk maintained with full originality and no adjustments, this is an acquisition for the serious collector and home decorator alike. It's petite dimensions and stunning visual appeal make it suitable for any formal setting, with a very broad array of design purposes it can aptly fill: it is the perfect width to rest between two windows in a small room as a strikepoint piece in a living area, a wonderful bedroom chest of drawers with desk functionality and as a small desk in a study. This is a special piece you and your family will certainly cherish for generations to come. measurements: 30 1/4" wide x 19 3/16" deep x 30 3/4" high
Item Price : $3750.00
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French Louis Xv Style Ebonized Gilt Bronze Mounted Flip Top Game Side Hall Table http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137054/Antique-French-Louis-XV-Style-Ebonized-Gilt-Bronze-Mounted-Flip-Top-Game-Side-Hall-Table Www.Sillafineantiques.Com fine french louis xv style ebonized gilt bronze mounted game table probably the first quarter of the 20th century item # 110005rii01 for a full slideshow of images, view this table on our website: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-643/french-louis-xv-style/detail this is a fine and visually interesting antique game table. With an understated glow throughout, the table has wonderful play between the gold gilt bronze mounts, the shiny brass work and the nearly black surfaces. The top has a scalloped and curving rim, flowing symmetrically in the louis xv spirit. A brass half-tubing wraps the rim, brass inlay highlighting the legs, apron and top. The table rests over lightly cabriole legs, each terminating in a gilt bronze or metal sabot. The frame construction is incredibly unique, allowing the rear legs to pull out in a drawer fashion, smoothly creating a level plane for the top to flip back over, revealing a large game table surface. The tooled black leather surface appears to be original, with gilt highlights along the edges. A large storage space is hidden within the table, revealed only when the back legs are pulled out. Oak secondaries make up the underside of the frame. this is such an incredible piece, being quietly restrained in the typical décor of a louis xv piece, with clean elegance crafted into every portion of the design. A great deal of thought went into the expanding leg design, which would typically be gate leg in a lesser form. By using this construction design, the table is just as stable in opened position as it is when closed against the wall. This allows it to be a fully functional games table, rather than primarily a decorative piece, remarkably showing fine finished inlaid surfaces even when it is opened as a game table. this is an outstanding find for any home with a french taste or flare for the louis xv design. measurements: (closed) 16 ¾â deep, open position 33 ¾â deep; (open) 34â wide x 29â high
Item Price : $1540.00
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Fine Original English Queen Anne Antique Card Game Console Side Table C. 1740 http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137055/Antique-Fine-Original-English-Queen-Anne-Antique-Card-Game-Console-Side-Table-c--1740 Www.Sillafineantiques.Com english george ii period flip top concertina action card & console table very fine condition, c. 1720-40, featuring almost entirely original hardware (chairs not included) item # 110106ipp18 for a full slideshow of pictures, visit this piece on our website: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-645/antique-card-table-queen/detail this listing is for a george ii period queen anne solid mahogany card table, circa 1720-35. It features a single solid board top of highly figured mahogany, with turrets on each corner flanking a serpentine center form. This opens easily over two original brass hinges, each locking to either side with small brass hand made original screws, worn smooth from years of use. the rear legs extend using a concertina action mechanism to allow the rear legs to reach out in a perfect square, forming a full card table for the center of a room. Each hinge within the concertina mechanism appears to be original, with some replaced screws on the innermost hinges. The secondary framing is oak, creating strength in all portions of the mechanism to allow it to last. When the legs are pulled out, a small shelf and box are visible. This shelf has a carved handle, allowing you to carefully pull it along routed lines towards the rear legs, effectively locking the legs in a perfect square while also revealing a convenient space for game pieces. The box is hand dovetailed front and back, and both shelf and box are entirely oak construction. We will note that great care must be shown while pulling this shelf out, to not jam it or otherwise damage the concertina action - this is an incredibly special piece, in that the concertina action has been very well preserved; these are delicate mechanisms and they must be protected by carefully operating them. when the top is rested carefully over the opened legs, a card surface is revealed with a replaced broad clean blue leather. It is framed in gilt painted tooling wrapping around the perimeter. At each corner, a glowing mahogany turret and scoop for game pieces break the surface. Both opposing turrets feature brass inset candleholders, threaded to accept a candle or oil lamp fixture without fear of being knocked over, and each being stamped "1" and "2". the serpentine apron of the table is veneered with a fine figured mahogany, selecting incredible grains for every side of the table - note that even the back side, which typically would be found facing a wall when not being actively used, was carefully covered in the finest of mahogany selections. Round front corners top bold knees with original returns on both sides. These bend over very bold cabriole legs, terminating in smooth pad feet. The rear legs start under the frame with a carved spur, breaking over very lightly cabriole legs with only subtle curve, terminating also in identical pad feet. the finish throughout this table is stunning - it was at one point restored completely, featuring a stunning glow and deep patina in every aspect of the table. The colors have been well preserved to avoid sun bleaching and color warping, with only the magnificient mahogany reds glowing through. this collector quality work is an absolute strikepoint piece, capturing one's immediate attention fully. Working comfortably as a hall table or a dining room console table, it was originally designed as a fully functional game table and is perfect height and dimensions to be used as such even today. This is a true treasure for your family, a work of art that will certainly be passed down for generations to come. note, the set of chairs shown is not included in this listing (just pictured to show proportions of the table in functional form) - however, we may still have them available if you contact us. They are a wonderfully complimentary set crafted by the firm of s. H. Jewel in england during the first quarter of the 20th century. An entirely hand crafted set that suit this table quite fittingly. measurements: 37 1/2" wide, 18 1/2" deep, 29 1/8" high
Item Price : $5850.00
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American Queen Anne Blue Painted Tilt Top Candlestand Antique 18th Century Table http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137175/Antique-American-Queen-Anne-Blue-Painted-Tilt-Top-Candlestand-Antique-18th-Century-Table American queen anne blue painted tilt top candlestand crafted of solid maple beneath original blue surface, entirely original hardware new england states, c. The late 18th century item # 120011upw24 see more details and a full slideshow on this piece at www.Sillafineantiques.Com this is a very rare and fine american queen anne tilt top candlestand, an entirely original table crafted of solid maple in the new england states c. 1760-80. This rural work is devoid of excessive embellishment or decoration, restrained to bring beauty from the overall form, shape and pleasing colors of the table without distracting from these elements with carvings. The edges of the top are smooth, worn from years of rubbing and use, the maple with a nice oxidized and overall quite warm patina. it tilts on two rails from the underside, these and all other elements entirely undisturbed - as a result, as the top has shrunk over the years, the square pedestal head is slightly larger than where it joins the top between the rails, stopping the table from laying in a rested position. This should not be changed, as the beauty and value in this table is dramatically enhanced by the undisturbed nature of it's parts - it should be displayed in tilted form. The rails are joined to the table top with entirely original hand forged screws, a dowel extending from the square head into these rails on either side allowing the table to rotate. the head of the pedestal appears to be maple, though it is hard to verify beneath the paint, the pedestal joined through this with a through-tenon. The turned ring-and-baluster pedestal is a work of art, swelling boldly at the midmost point over a tight collection of rings before the cabriole snake footed legs join into the pedestal, an original hand forged iron tri-bracket securing these together from underneath. this rare and remarkably well preserved work of early american furniture is a wonderful find for any serious collector. It's mellow tones and soft form bring an unusual sense of beauty to any decorative setting, clearly executed by a tasteful and skilled craftsman, clearly valuing the aesthetic beauty of a clean line and bold form over the more lavish appeal of many such tables. This is a piece you will cherish in your collection for a lifetime. measurements: 41 7/8" high tilted, 27 7/8" rested; 25 1/8" x 18 3/4" top diameter; 24 1/2" from toe to toe
Item Price : $2975.00
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American Chippendale Philadelphia Hand Crafted Benchmade Mahogany Lowboy Chest http://www.antiques.com/classified/1137177/Antique-American-Chippendale-Philadelphia-Hand-Crafted-Benchmade-Mahogany-Lowboy-Chest Philadelphia style chippendale benchmade walnut lowboy reproduced by hand after the originals, early 20th century shell carved drawer and apron, chamfered corner columns over ball and claw feet item # 120011etq24 see detailed images and descriptions of this piece at: http://www.Sillafineantiques.Com/servlet/the-648/american-chippendale-lowboy-chest/detail this is a wonderful hand crafted and carved solid walnut lowboy chest of drawers, crafted in the philadelphia manner with a shell carved middle drawer. It features hand chiseled pierced brass chippendale hardware, original to the piece and crafted at the time of the lowboy, this hardware sliding the hand dovetailed drawers easily in and out of the case. A tiny brass knob opens the shell carved middle drawer. The top of the chest is three boards of walnut, typical of 20th century creations where broader pieces of walnut are exceedingly expensive and difficult to attain. The apron of the lowboy is scroll cut with wonderful flow, culminating at the midmost with an upside down shell carving. The sides of the case are single planks of solid walnut. The entire lowboy rests over soft cabriole legs terminating in highly detailed ball and claw feet. this is a beautiful piece for anyone that has wanted a hand crafted lowboy, but do not want to pay the five-figure price tag for an original. Crafted with hours of painstaking attention to detail using entirely solid walnut primary woods, this is a fine acquisition that you will enjoy for a lifetime. measurements: 33 1/2" wide x 21 1/4" deep x 30 3/4" high
Item Price : $1675.00
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