Small Antique Domed Top Penwork Sewing Box, having a hooped handle above a domed lid decorated with a scene of abby ruins, canted sides, and a front panel with scrolled, foliate decoration. Circa 1800, probably English. (overall scratches)
4" tall without the handle, 6 1/4" with it up, 5 3/8 " deep and 5 1/2 "wide not including the handle ...click for details
Antique French Satinwood Casket with Cut Steel Pins on an undulating top. The steel was cut to imitate precious stones and was very labor intensive. It was popular from the late 18th to the early 19th century. The box has accents of ebony stringing with the grain of the satinwood emphasizing the wave form shape.
Victorian English Papier Mâché Tea Caddy, with an undulating shape that demonstrates the malleability of the material; decorated with gilt vines and swags, painted flowers and inlaid with mother-of-pearl; having two lidded compartments for tea and an opening for a sugar bowl (missing).
Important French Gilt Pier Mirror, with bevelled glass central panel surrounded by two flanking bevelled panels and surmounted by three smaller panels; framed in gilt carved wood and gesso with repeating laurel leaf motif, scrolls, acanthus leaves, sprays of flowers and shield crest. Early 19th century.
Fine Anglo-Indian Carved Sandalwood Jewelry Box, having a stepped, hinged lid opening to a later velvet lined interior; all sides decorated with carved peacock panels and the stepped base with openwork carved skirt and paw form feet. Mysore or Canara Province, circa 1900.*
Antique English papier mâche lap desk in black lacquer decorated with gilt stencil and inlaid with abalone shell, having a shaped top opening to a fitted interior with writing slope and wells for pens and inkwell. Circa 1860.
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.
Remarkable Antique English Tunbridge ware Dresser Chest or Jewelry Box in olivewood with tesselated mosaic inlaid decoration, having a stepped lid with inlaid castle and floral decoration, two cabinet doors with "Tumbling Blocks" pattern opening to four small band inlaid drawers, the sides decorated with a tesselated mosaic "deer in a forest" design and the whole raised on ebonized ball form feet. Circa 1840-60. ...click for details
Exceptional antique English burled walnut tea chest with engraved brass mounts having a hinged, domed lid opening to a fitted interior with two lidded, removable caddies and original crystal sugar bowl. Circa 1860-70.