Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ 524 North Washington Street ~ Alexandria Va 22314 ~ 703-548-5188
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.
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. ...
Fine antique English traveling desk in coromandel with brass straps and carrying handles; the fall front transforms into a double hinged writing surface with spring loaded pen and ink drawer behind; the slightly domed top opens to reveal a fitted oak interior of letter racks and three small drawers. Circa 1860-1880.
Most likely French, 19th century. A nineteenth-imitation of the extremely popular souvenir boxes made in Bilston at the end of the eighteenth century (see 5218-18). However, it clearly dates to the late nineteenth century. The lug and ribbed banding on the metal hinge, and the inferior quality of the painting identify this box as a nineteenth-century creation. It’s also important to note that the use of the French on the lid is not indicative of its origin, but rather another attempt at eight...
Antique English Burled Walnut Tea Caddy, with two bands of inlaid "whittlewood" decoration and a hinged lid opening to a divided interior. Circa 1870.
7" x 4.25" x 4.35" tall
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.
Fine George II Silver Tea Caddy, by Samuel Taylor, having a reverse pear-form body embossed with floral garlands centering a blank cartouche on each side, removable lid with shell-form finial. Marked on underside of base.
Samuel was the son of Thomas Taylor and started his apprenticeship with John Newton in 1737. His first marks was entered in 1744. Like his master, whose business he probably succeeded to, since Newton was finally in Maiden Lane, Taylor was a specialist in tea-caddies and sug...
American Sterling Tea Caddy with mushroom form lid. Circa 1915.
Fine English Chippendale bombe-form tea chest in nicely figured mahogany veneer over deal, the stepped rectangular lid with brass carrying handle. Circa 1760. (key). (See Clark and O’Kelly, “Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies and Society”, Figure 304 for a related example.)
Exceptional Antique Eglomise Lacemakers Box on later Stand; rectangular with lid and sides with gilt decoration against a white ground and the lid with a painted scene of a thatched farmhouse, opening
to fitted interior with removable tray and lacemakers spindle/roller. 19th Century (minor paint losses)
Box: 13.25" x 11" x 4.5"
With stand: 30.25" tall
Antique Tole Faux Grained Tea Bin, cylindrical with a flat lid, sloped shoulder and faux brass banding. Front inscribed "TEA". Probably American, 19th Century
Antique Charles X Style Cut Crystal Box, oval with alternating rounded and facet cut decoration, and mounted with ormolu bands and escutcheon. Circa 1900, Probably French.
6.25" x 4.75" x 5" tall
George II Tea Caddy with Hidden Drawer; rectangular with stepped hinged top surmounted by a brass carrying handle, brass escutcheon and sliding side panel revealing a hidden drawer (slight warp to lid). Circa 1740.
One of the rarest of this form of tea caddy, the concealed drawer would have held your silver teaspoons.
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Antique English pearwood stamp box in the form of a miniature billiards table complete with green felt top opening to a divided interior. Circa 1880.
L: 5.5” x W: 3” x H: 2”
Rare Regency games box of sarcophagus form with penwork decoration on all surfaces, the hinged lid with Chinisorie scene of figures in a garden with a pagoda and all sides decorated with floral borders, the interior with seven shaped compartments and the tapering sides with gilded handles, raised on gilded lion’s paw feet. English, circa 1815 (minor lossses to decoration, warp to front base)
11" x 8.75"x 4.5" tall...
Fine 18th Century English Tea Caddy in satinwood; banded and string inlaid and with fan patterae on front and top. Circa 1790.
4.75" x 3.75" x 4.75" tall
Fine George III Pear-form fruitwood tea caddy with steel escutcheon. Replaced stem. Circa 1780.
Large Antique Anglo-Indian Brass Document Box having a stepped lid surmounted by a carrying handle and heavily incised with scrolling vine and floral decoration. Late 19th/early 20th Century
16" x 11" x 4" tall