Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ 524 North Washington Street ~ Alexandria Va 22314 ~ 703-548-5188
George II Concertina Action Mahogany Game Table. Circa 1730. Having a rectangular top opening to a tooled leather playing surface above a veneered frieze, supported by cabriole legs ending in pad feet. Note the good proportions and extremely fine cartouche and leafage carving on the front knees.
Separate tables for playing cards became popular during the Queen Anne period and the form developed from gateleg and drop leaf tables...
American Wrought Iron Dictionary or Music Stand, with three
scrolling legs supporting a twist turned pillar and an angled book rest.
Early 20th C.
Small Regency Rosewood Drum Table attributed to T. Cooke, Cheltenham, having a circular green leather lined top, three dovetailed drawers and three false drawers in the apron, an octagonal baluster shaped pillar on a tripartite plinth base supported by squashed ball feet with brass castors. English, circa 1815
28-1/4" tall x 26 " diameter
Brass-Mounted Gonçalo Alves Collectors Cabinet
Workshop of George Bullock, circa 1815.
Having a moulded cornice above a central recessed section with shelves flanked to each side by rows of small drawers behind scrolling grille-inset doors with columnar uprights; the conforming base with four paneled doors, two with columnar uprights and raised on a platform base.
The inverted breakfront cabinet design in the French/Grecian manner was introduced by George Bullock in the early ...
Extremely Rare Chippendale Wine Table in mahogany having an octagonal top with low gallery above a vasiform carved and turned pillar and supported by three downswept legs. English, circa 1750
Many of the tables of this form described as "wine tables" are taller and are actually candlestands...
A REGENCY MAHOGANY METAMORPHIC LIBRARY CHAIR
in the manner of Morgan and Sanders, with a reeded curved tablet
top-rail, reeded scroll-arms, channelled sabre legs and a caned seat hinged
at the front rail to form a set of library steps with tooled leather treads...
Rare Chester County Pennsylvania Spice Chest in walnut having a moulded cornice above a raised panel door opening to an arrangement of ten small drawers (one replaced) and raised on straight bracket feet. Secondary woods include: poplar, oak, walnut and beech. There is a faint inscription on one of the bottom drawers. Pennsylvania, circa 1760-80.
Spice boxes or chests were a status symbol in colonial America. Only a household that was well furnished and fairly prosperous had a spice box...
Antique English Regency style child's high chair in mahogany with caned seat and back, with a replaced adjustable footrest, turned cross stretcher and detachable turned leg stand. The stand can then serve as a small table when used with the chair.Late 19th century.
Antique Victorian Burled Walnut Canterbury, having three divisions, a scroll cut front panel, a single drawer below and turned finials, supports and legs ending in porcelain castors. England, circa 1870
Now used for magazines and books, originally these were used for sheet music.
Height:: 23.5" to top of finial
(minor losses and repairs)
Exceptional George III Mahogany Chest on Chest, having a concave cornice with greek-key design above a series of graduated drawers with beautifully matched veneer, flanked by canted corners with geometric interlocking oval blind fretwork and raised on
straight bracket feet. English, Circa 1760
Good Chippendale Sidechair in mahogany with finely carved back with Gothic arches, a slip seat and straight champfered legs joined by an 'H' stretcher. English, circa 1760.
Seat Width: 21.5"
Back Height: 36.5"
Exceptional Antique Eglomise Lacemakers Box on later Stand; rectangular with lid and sides with gilt decoration against a white ground and the lid with a painted scene of a thatched farmhouse, opening
to fitted interior with removable tray and lacemakers spindle/roller. 19th Century (minor paint losses)
Box: 13.25" x 11" x 4.5"
With stand: 30.25" tall
Fine English Hepplewhite
domed top cellerette in
mahogany with satinwood
stringing, having tapered
legs ending in brass castors.
Circa 1790 (interior dividers
Eveleth/ Summerford Estate,
Antique Queen Anne Style Stool in mahogany having a shaped seat and carved cabriole legs. English. Circa 1870. Provenance: From the Estate of Joseph Stanley, New Hope, PA.
Rare Anglo-Indian carved ebony armchair with all over leaf, vine and floral carved decoration, with a shaped crestrail above twist turned spindles and shaped baserail, the rectangular uprights surmounted by leaf-carved finials join the slightly downswepts similarly carved armrests; the caned, drop in seat surrounded by carved seatrails and raised on twist turned legs joined by a shaped and carved box stretcher. Coromandel Coast, Circa 1660-1680.
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Continental Candle Stand in calamander, having a hexagonal top and pillar with three downswept legs with gilt metal mounts.
Early 20th century
Height: 29 1/2”
Fine Southern side chair in walnut having shaped crest rail above a vasiform splat and supported by cabriole legs ending in pad feet. Probably Virginia, 1745-1765. (Re-railed)
Antique American Mahogany Tilt-top Table, the single board round top supported on a pillar of tapering shaft, urn and rings; the legs with plain knees ending in simple pad feet; the lower edges of the pillar and knees attractively scalloped; the overall form typical of Massachusetts.
In the 18th Century, both here and in England, the centers of your public rooms were left empty when not in use (except for your "Turkey Rug")...