Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ 524 North Washington Street ~ Alexandria Va 22314 ~ 703-548-5188
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
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"). All the furniture was lined up against the wall...
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.
Fine American Federal
candlestand in maple,
having a rectangular cut-
corner top above a
vasiform pillar and raised
on three downswept
tapered legs. Circa 1790.
Large Scale American Federal Dressing Mirror, in beautifully figured mahogany, the oval plate held by gracefully shaped uprights, on a bow front base with three drawers having turned ivory knobs, ivory escutcheon and on straight bracket feet.
Antique Late Federal Tilt Top Candlestand in walnut and cherry, having a rectangular, rounded corner top above a turned vasiform pillar and raised on downswept, tapered legs. American, Circa 1800.
Length: 20 ”
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 . Circa 1850-70.
These chairs are very closely related to chairs (#14 & #15) in Oscar Fitzgerald's catalog: "The Green Family of Cabinetmakers: An Alexandria Institution, 1817-1887"
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"
Fine Victorian Needlepoint Tilt Top Table in walnut having a circular top with floral needlepoint under glass, a turned and tapered pillar with carved leafage decoration and openwork scrolled legs. American or English, circa 1860.
32"h x 22 1/4" diam.
Antique Late Federal Mustard Painted Dressing Table, having a box drawer above a rectangular top with curved corners, a single drawer below and raised on ring turned tapered legs. The whole in yellow paint with painted string "inlay" and painted "banding". New England, circa 1830. (Retains it's original stamped brass pulls and a partial inscription inside the main drawer. Losses, stains and scratches, especially to top consistent with age and use.)
35"W x 17.5"D x 30.5"H (to table top)
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.
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 Federal Southern Sidechair in walnut, having a shaped crest rail above an openwork splat, upholstered slip seat and moulded, tapered legs joined by an “H” stretcher. Circa 1790-1800.
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. ...
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.
Fine Federal Pembroke Table in mahogany inlaid with ebony and satinwood stringing having two shaped drop leaves and a single drawer. and raised on string inlaid tapered legs.
Massachusetts, Circa 1805 (minor patches to top and inlay; brasses replaced.)
Height: 28 in (71.1 cm);
Width: 21-1/4 in (54 cm);
Width when open: 41-1/2 in (105.4 cm);
Depth: 30-1/2 in (77.5 cm)
Exceptional Arts and Crafts Armchair in Oak, having a pierced, pointed crestrail, star pierced splat and bottom rail, notched, octagonal supports and legs, upholstered seat and tennon and pin construction. American or English, Circa 1880. (minor repairs).
22" x 22.5" x 41" tall
Antique American painted
tole tray with cut corners and
handholds and with gilt stencil decorations on the gallery of leaves and flowers. Mid-19th century, now mounted on a custom stand.