Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ 524 North Washington Street ~ Alexandria Va 22314 ~ 703-548-5188
Antique oval tole snuffer tray with black ground and gilt stencil border. American or English, Circa 1800-1840. Provenance: Estate of Ruthann Coggins Bardes, Greenwich, CT.
Length: 9.25”; Width: 3.35”
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.
French, 19th century, Samson. The crossed “S” marks on the interior lid of this nineteenth-century snuff box indicates that this was, in fact, a product of the Samson factory. Edmé Samson founded the House of Samson in 1845 to decorate porcelain. However, it was Edmé’s son, Emile, who expanded the firm to include the reproduction of eighteenth-century English enamels. In addition, the later attribution is confirmed by the milled metal banding, the lug on the hinge, and the inferior qu...
A fine and unusual late 19th century European colored biscuit-ware plaque depicting an allegorical female figure holding an oil lamp.
Provenance: The Cloisters Collection Museum, Baltimore, MD
(minor losses to floral border and one decorative element missing from surround.)
14" x 16.5"
Does anyone recognize the symbol above her head? Send us an email.
Ware pitcher in the form
of a seated dog. American, circa 1860-80.
Eveleth/ Summerford Estate,
See: Collectors Guide to Yellow Ware, Book III by Lisa McAllister, page 103 for another example of this pitcher.
FinePair of Italian Grand Tour Bronze Candlesticks with nicely detailed foliate decoration and with good patina and fine castings. Having a removable ormolu drip pan above a bronze candle cup and supported by a turned and foliate decorated column with a tripartite scrolling ormolu base and mounted on a tripartite bronze plinth. These would have been brought home as a souvenir by someone who had made the Grand Tour. Italy, circa 1870.
Fine Antique Chinese Famille Noire Vase of baluster form decorated with exotic birds and blossoms. Qing Dynasty, Circa 1870, now wired as a lamp.
Height to Rim: 13.5"
The Black Ground which gives Famille
Noire its Western name is "Modi susancai"
Unusual Rookwood matt-glazes tazza, with impressed mark and date - 1906 (?).
Fine antique French pedestal form sander in ormolu with removable reservoir for the sand used to dry the ink when writing with a quill pen. Mid-19th century.
Antique English Pearlware Tea Caddy with blue and white chinoiserie decoration. Circa 1780-1800.
Antique Tunbridge Ware Dome Top Box,
in satinwood, inlaid with other exotic woods in a leaf and berry pattern.
(warp to lid)
American folk art parade ax, painted wood and tin, late 19th century.
Fine antique Japanese Kutani baluster form vase with bird and peacock decoration, circa 1870-1880, now mounted as a lamp.
Early Worcester tea cup, tea bowl and saucer in the style of Japanese Imari porcelains: underglaze blue and white decoration with overglaze red and gold enamel. Late 18th Century.
Saucer 4.75" diam.
Provenance: From the Cockrell Collection of Tea Equipage amd Export Porcelain.
Humorous Staffordshire Pottery "Admiral Nelson" Pitcher moulded in the form of Lord Nelson (but missing the wrong arm) with a rather strategically placed spout, and a Rockingham mottled brown glaze. Probably English, circa 1850.
8" x 4" x 9.5" tall
Antique carved and
inlaid wood jewelry box;
rectangular with cut
corner, having a carved
and shaped lid with an
oval beveled mirror
18th-century English Transferware Patch Box; Now known as Royal Leamington Spa, the town of Leamington began its prodigious spa industry in 1784 when it began building baths around its salt springs. Consequently, the image on this patch box displays a Classical figure holding a caduceus, a symbol of the medical community dating back the sixteenth century. Thus, it is safe to say that this could have been produced no earlier than the last quarter of the eighteenth century. In addition, this box...
Pair of Antique English Brass Candlesticks with vasiform shafts and turned, circular bases. Circa 1850-60, now wired as lamps.
Height of sticks:12"
To top of Shade:23"