Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ 524 North Washington Street ~ Alexandria Va 22314 ~ 703-548-5188
English Gilt Wood Mirror
Size: 31.5” x 26.5”
Fine 18th-century English carved and gilt wood mirror with corner rosettes and later, distressed mirror plate. Circa 1760-80.
Antique English Regency Tole Samovar with Chinoiserie decoration of flowers and butterflies; having lion’s head handles, spigot from a lion’s head and brass lion paw feet. The hot water cylinder rests on a pierced warmer for coals. Circa 1820 (losses to decoration, lacking coal tray)
Rare Chinese Export Roll Top Lap Desk, Asian Hardwoods with ebony and brass mounts having single lower drawer that when opened reveals a fitted interior, sloped writing surface and "pop-up" storage compartment with tambour doors. Circa 1830.
Length 19", Depth 15"
*See Crossman, The ChinaTrade, color plate 96 (page 248) for another example.
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.
11.75" x 7.5" x 6.5" tall
Tall 18th century pierced brass and wrought iron fireplace trivet with original turned wood handle. Circa 1780-1800. American or English.
Cartouche-shaped black marble plaque inset with oval micromosaic panels depicting Roman archaeological scenes (clockwise from upper left): the Coliseum, the Temple of Hercules, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. Those four panels surround the Doves of Pliny, an image often used in micromosaics, which comes from a Roman floor mosaic at Hadrian’s villa in Tivoli and is believed to be a copy of a lost ancient Greek mosaic at Pergamon described by Pliny the elder.
Such items were ...
Carved Wooden Top Hat
(Early 20th C., some scratches
12.25” x 10” x 6.75” tall
Two Pair of Antique Opera Glasses , the one on the left (#8577)is brass and abalone shell and is French and the one on the right (#7845) is brass and mother of pearl, unmarked.
Large pair of antique English
brass push-up candlesticks,
having faceted and beehive
turned shafts and square,
cut-corner bases. Circa 1850.
Antique Chinese White Ground Porcelain Vase, of baluster form, with painted decoration of figures and with applied foo dog handles and salamander decoration. Circa 1870, now wired as a lamp.
Height to rim: 14”
Antique Art Noveau Brass Table Frame, cast with intertwined floral and leafage decoration and a scrolling swing out support.
Fine Anglo-Indian glove box, rectangular with cut corners, each face and lid decorated with finely carved sandalwood panels, “Sadeli” work and ebony and ivory banding. (Warp to lid.) Bombay, 1870-1880.
Large American Folk Art Book-form Box, in maple extensively inlaid with various woods, late 19th century.
Antique Sheraton Tea Caddy in mahogany, the rectangular top opens to two compartments, with inlaid fan patterae on front and lid and herringbone stringing. English, circa 1780.
Provenance: The Cockrell Collection, Arlington Virginia
7.5" x 4.25" x 4.80" tall
Rare Signed American Tea Caddy in mahogany, of rectangular form with a sloped lid opening to a divided interior and retaining a paper label with makers name and a date of 1863.
8.5" x 4.5" x 5.75" tall
Fine toleware shaped box with attached undertray, the lid surmounted by a brass acorn form finial and the whole decorated with gilt scrolling vines with red flowers (some loss to decoration) Provenance: Ruthann Coggins Bardes, Greenwich, CT.
9.25” x 7” x 5.5” tall.
Antique Wedgwood Pitcher and Bowl in the Blue Willow Pattern. Pitcher has impressed Wedgwood Mark.
(Star crack on bottom of pitcher, chip on handle.)
Rare antique Chinese Famille Rose covered mustard pot and under tray with typical painted decoration and applied bud form knob.
Circa 1860 (minor wear to gilt decoration).**
Dish Diameter: 5.5”
**See: Schiffer, Chinese Export Porcelain, illustration #404 for similar example.