Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ 524 North Washington Street ~ Alexandria Va 22314 ~ 703-548-5188
Very Rare Antique Venetian Gondola Chair, in walnut with gilt cast iron dolphin form base, caned seat and back and carved armrests. Italian, late 18th / early 19th Century.
21.5" x 33" tall
Miniature Chest of Drawers, in satinwood
with ebonized moldings and pulls; having a overhanging top drawer above three graduated drawers and raised on turned toupie feet.
Although often called salesman's samples, miniature pieces of furniture like this were probably the work of an apprentice cabinetmaker to show the master craftsman his ability.
Impressive large-scale Black Forest carved armchair in walnut with all over carved decoration of bark, branches, leaves and berries. Swiss. Circa 1870-1880. Provenance: Anniee McCarthy, Newport, RI and NYC (label). Minor loss to tips of leaves on crestrail, caned seat was once over upholstered.
Exceptional Antique Baroque style Collectors Cabinet having a frieze drawer above two cabinet doors with turned columnar supports and opening to five specimen drawers each with a different exotic wood veneer and the whole raised on bun form feet. Circa 1830, probably Dutch or German.
20.25" x 14.4" x 18.5" tall
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”
Bentwood Hat and Coat Rack (or Hall Tree) by the Thonet Furniture Company, in beechwood with original finish. Stamped "THONET" ,(Missing two hat racks)
80” H x 22 ½”W x 22 ½”D
Michael Thonet (1796-1871) began making his iconic bentwood furniture when he discovered how to bend light, strong wood into graceful shapes using hot steam.
In 1849, he opened his own shop with four of his sons and garnered numerous prizes for his designs...