Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ StudioAntiques@comcast.net
Pair of 18th Century Irish Silver Berry Spoons, the bowls with a gold wash, Michael Keating, Dublin 1796
Antique Wedgwood Pitcher and Bowl in the Blue Willow Pattern. Pitcher has impressed Wedgwood Mark.
(Star crack on bottom of pitcher, chip on handle.)
Humorous Staffordshire Pottery "Admiral Nelson" Pitcher moulded in the form of Lord Nelson (but missing the wrong arm) with a rather strategically placed spout, and a Rockingham mottled brown glaze. Probably English, circa 1850.
8" x 4" x 9.5" tall
Fine Antique Chinese Sang de Boeuf Vase with scalloped rim and pomegranate form handles. Late 19th century. Now drilled and wired as a lamp.
Height of vase: 12”
Rare set of four Rockingham ware furniture lifts, of typical lion’s paw form. Probably English, late 19th century. (very minor chips)
These were used to protect the feet of furniture where the floor was damp.
Provenance: Kay Fries, Alexandria, VA
Antique oval pressed and engraved crystal dresser box with gilt metal mounts. Probably French, Circa 1900.
3.5" x 4.5" x 3.5” tall
Two 1/2 gallon stoneware jugs from Alexandria Virginia, made at the Wilkes Street Pottery by Benedict C. Milburn, circa 1865: One with his stamp and "Alexa" the other with the stamp of the merchant E.J. Miller who had a ceramics shop on lower King Street. Height of each: 8"
Antique Japanese blue and white porcelain ovoid vase with hand painted bird and floral decoration. Late 19th century.
Antique French Straw Work Souvenir Box, Circa 1900 (minor losses).
8" x 4.5" x 3.25 tall
English, Bilston, 18th century, patch box. These memento boxes were popular at the end of the eighteenth century and frequently given as tokens of friendship and love. They were also purchased as souvenirs while traveling. They frequently started with the phrase “A trifle from...” as seen on this box. Usually oval in shape, but also circular and rectangular, their decoration reflected the popular styles of the day. However, this box is particularly unusual in its mention of Blockley...
Most likely French, 19th century, snuff/pill box, However, it clearly dates to the late nineteenth century. The lug and ribbed banding on the metal hinge, as well as the loose hand-painted nature of the lid identify this box as a nineteenth century creation.
Very good condition. Some loss to interior enamel and on the underside.
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. 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.
Large Blue Willow Cake Plate by Copeland; circular with gilt rim and typical blue willow transfer decoration, raised on a circular, fluted pillar and a similarly decorated base. Impressed marks under plate. English, circa 1881.
Height to rim: 6.5”
Antique American Tea caddy in maple with pewter stringing and a pewter plaque with the word "tea", inside are two lidded compartments. Circa 1870.
Antique English Papier Mache Tazza with circular foot and scalloped rim and gilt and silvered Japonisme decoration of figures in a landscape on a black lacquer ground.. Circa 1870.
Early 19th century English enamel on copper patch box of the HMS Victory. Keepsakes commemorating Admiral Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, which was considered the most decisive British victory during the Napoleonic Wars, were extremely popular. These keepsakes included patch boxes, like this one, which celebrated Nelson’s famous ship, the HMS Victory. IT IS OVAL IN FORM AND DEPICTS A POLYCHROME SCENE OF NELSON'S FLAG SHIP "THE VICTORY" IN FULL SAIL AFTER THE BATTLE OF 1805...
Charming Majolica Ceramic Face Jug in the form of a smiling man with a cap and ruffled collar. Circa 1880, incised “Majolica” with indecipherable maker’s mark
on bottom. (Minor abrasions
to ear, cheeks, nose and chin.)