Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ StudioAntiques@comcast.net
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 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")...
Rare pair of Gothic Revival Sidechairs by the Green Family of Cabinetmakers, Alexandria Virginia; in walnut with leafage carved and shaped crest rails over turned spindles and with drop in seats, serpentine front seat rails and raised on saber legs.
These chairs are very closely related to a chair (#14) in Oscar Fitzgerald's catalog: "The Green Family of Cabinetmakers: An Alexandria Institution, 1817-1887" which descended in the Tucker family of Alexandria.
Rare American Papier Mache Music Stand by Charles Chinnock , British/American (active 1862-1884), having a shaped adjustable top with painted and mother of pearl inlaid scene of fishermen outside castle walls, a later removable bookrest and an adjustable height pillar and base with stencil and gilt decoration. Retaining a stamped metal patent plaque. Some wear to stencil decoratiion
Top; 16.25" x 13.25"
Table Height: 29"
Max. Height 48.5"
Federal Mahogany Pembroke Table with secondary wood of poplar, having rectangular top with two shaped drop-leaves above a frieze drawer, flanked by reeded pilasters and raised on reeded, tapering legs ending in brass casters.
New York, circa 1810.
See illustration of similar table from Federal Furniture and Decorative Arts at Boscobel by Berry B. Tracy.
Rare pair of Gothic Revival Sidechairs by the Green Family of Cabinetmakers, Alexandria Virginia; in walnut with leafage carved and shaped crest rails over turned spindles and with drop in seats, serpentine front seat rails and raised on saber legs ...
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)
Late Federal Tripod Candlestand in Maple, having a rectangular top with cut corners, a turned vasiform pillar and raised on three downswept tapered legs. New England, 1790-1810.
Wonderful faux grained and stencilled American “fancy chair” with stencils of an eagle and basket of fruit, faux grained seat and yellow highlights. Circa 1840.
For more about this movement, see "American Fancy, Exuberance in the Arts 1790-1840" by Sumpter Priddy
American Wrought Iron Dictionary or Music Stand, with three
scrolling legs supporting a twist turned pillar and an angled book rest.
Early 20th C.