Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ 524 North Washington Street ~ Alexandria Va 22314 ~ 703-548-5188
Fine Antique Japanese Black Lacquer Tea Caddy, rectangular with rounded corners with polychrome and gilt decoration of figures engaged in various tasks. Circa 1870.
6.75" x 5" x 4" tall
18th Century Iron Money Box with a clever mechanism that uses gravity to block the slot if the box is inverted. Probably European.
7.25” x 5" x 4.5" tall
Pair of 18th Century Irish Silver Berry Spoons, the bowls with a gold wash, Michael Keating, Dublin 1796
Antique American Bradley & Hubbard oil lamp in brass, circa 1870, now wired for electricity.
Height: 21” (to top of shade)
Most likely French, 19th century. The image of an Englishman hunting with a hound was a common image on enamel boxes, especially snuff boxes of the eighteenth century. However, this box clearly dates to the late nineteenth century. The lug and ribbed banding on the metal hinge, as well as the completely hand painted nature of the lid identify this box as a nineteenth century creation.
Very good condition. Small scratch to lid.
Rare enamel stirrup cup in the form of a shell, the exterior with painted details in browns and greens, the interior a robin’s egg blue. Continental, early 19th century. (minor chips/scratches)
Antique English small barrel in lignum vitae with ivory stopper and later brass spout. Early-mid 19th century.
Pair of small antique Peking enamel jardinières, rectangular and decorated with floral sprays and a scene of a figure in a boat; with carved hardwood stands. Circa 1900.
Height: 5” (with stand)
Antique Continental Demilune carved and gilt wood wall bracket.
Late 19th century.
Rare antique Chinese Famille Rose covered mustard pot and under tray with typical painted decoration and applied bud form knob.
Circa 1860 (minor wear to gilt decoration).**
Dish Diameter: 5.5”
**See: Schiffer, Chinese Export Porcelain, illustration #404 for similar example.
Pair of antique painted porcelain plaques of flowers, probably European, late 19th century, with gilt frames.
Plaque: 8 x 6”
Frame: 10 x 8.25”
Most likely French, 19th century. A nineteenth-imitation of the extremely popular souvenir boxes made in Bilston at the end of the eighteenth century (see 5218-18). However, it clearly dates to the late nineteenth century. The lug and ribbed banding on the metal hinge, and the inferior quality of the painting identify this box as a nineteenth-century creation. It’s also important to note that the use of the French on the lid is not indicative of its origin, but rather another attempt at eight...
Chinese porcelain tall jar with lid with prunus blossoms on branches against a blue background, a single pheasant on a branch.
early 20th Century.
Now drilled and wired as a lamp.
Height to top of jar lid: 12”
Height to top of lighting pole: 21”
Fine Large Pair of Solid Brass Jamb Hooks with round backplate, single arm and urn form finial.
These would have been mounted on the mantel and used to hold fireplace tools.
Circa 1800, probably American
Diameter of back plate: 4"
Carved Wooden Top Hat
(Early 20th C., some scratches
12.25” x 10” x 6.75” tall
Fine Royal Vienna painted porcelain urn with cobalt ground and gilt decoration having painted panels depicting lovers in a landscape and a mythological figure on the reverse. Late 19th century. (Now wired as a lamp.Some wear to gilding.)
Fine Antique French Inkwell or Standish in Ormolu; having a hinged lid and circular stepped body with applied cast floral decoration, and raised on three toupie feet. Circa 1850.
Large American Folk Art Book-form Box, in maple extensively inlaid with various woods, late 19th century.