Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ 524 North Washington Street ~ Alexandria Va 22314 ~ 703-548-5188
Most likely French, 19th century. The image of an Englishman hunting with a hound was a common image on enamel boxes, especially snuff boxes in the eighteenth century. However, it 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.
Damage to hinge. Lid does not close entirely. Loss to underside enamel.
Set of Four Hammered and Silvered Bronze Arts and Crafts Candlesticks, Early 20th Century, Unmarked. 13" high.
English Gilt Wood Mirror
Size: 31.5” x 26.5”
Fine 18th-century English carved and gilt wood mirror with corner rosettes and later, distressed mirror plate. Circa 1760-80.
Fine 18th Century English Serpentine Firefender, in brass with pierced work and applied bead decoration.
Ornate Antique French Bronze Dore Jewelry Casket, with inset painted porcelain plaques; having a hinged lid opening to a velvet lined well, above two doors opening to shelves and raised on dragon form feet. Circa 1870. (n.b. doors close but do not lock)
Fine pair of Antique French Louis XVI style ormolu candlesticks with circular bases
with laurel leaf decoration and tapered, fluted shafts with applied laurel swags. Late 19th-century, now wired as lamps.
Provenance: from the collection of Ron Van Swerengen
Height to Shade: 25.5”
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"
A fine and unusual late 19th century European colored biscuit-ware plaque depicting an allegorical female figure holding an oil lamp.
Provenance: The Cloisters Collection Museum, Baltimore, MD
(minor losses to floral border and one decorative element missing from surround.)
14" x 16.5"
Does anyone recognize the symbol above her head? Send us an email.
Antique American Federal Octagonal Tea Caddy, in mahogany the hinged top with satinwood stringing and banding opens to an interior well with a “floating” lid.
See #10802 for another caddy by the same unknown maker
Small Pair of Bronze and Slate 'Grand Tour' Candlesticks with naturalistic decoration of leafage and bugs.
Italian, late 19th Century.
Antique English small barrel in lignum vitae with ivory stopper and later brass spout. Early-mid 19th century.
Antique Staffordshire Creamware Tea Caddy, cylindrical with ribbed and beaded body and stepped shoulder. English, circa 1740. (minor chips, crazing).
Early Staffordshire transfer
decorated plate of Christ Church, Oxford by J & W Ridgway, circa 1814-30.
Eveleth/ Summerford Estate,
Large Georgian Tea Chest in nicely figured mahogany; rectangular with quarter column corners, having a stepped lid surmounted by a brass carrying handle and opening to a fitted interior retainiing two tin tea caddies and a sugar box and the whole raised on ogee bracket feet. English, Circa1780.
11.75" x 7.5" x 6.5" tall
Fine antique French pedestal form sander in ormolu with removable reservoir for the sand used to dry the ink when writing with a quill pen. Mid-19th century.
Fine pair of American Federal ball topped andirons in brass with turned, vasiform shafts, spurred cabriole legs and slipper feet. (Iron log rests replaced).
Boston, circa 1800. (see Schiffer, The Brass Book, pp. 57-58 for similar examples)
Antique French miniature prie-dieu in rosewood with fretwork top opening to a small compartment, turned supports and a base lined kneeler opening to reveal a hidden drawer. Circa 1870.
Exceptional Pair of Italian Bronze and Ormolu Candlesticks with nicely detailed foliate decoration and with good patina and fine castings. Having a removable ormolu drip pan above a bronze candle cup and supported by a turned and foliate decorated column with a tripartite scrolling ormolu base and mounted on a tripartite bronze plinth. These would have been brought home as a souvenir by someone who had made the Grand Tour. Italy, circa 1870.
5" x 5" x 13"tall