Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ StudioAntiques@comcast.net
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...
Exceptional George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers or Commode in the French Manner having a moulded edge serpentine top with overhanging sides above two over three conforming drawers, rounded front corners and bold bracket feet. The drawer sides and bottoms are mahogany which is unusual since it was the most expensive wood during the 18th Century. Brass pulls may be original, escutcheons replaced...
Exceptional George III bachelor’s chest in nicely figured mahogany with good color and patina, having a rectangular, cross banded top above an oak brushing slide and four graduated drawers flanked by canted, reeded corners and raised on straight bracket feet. English, circa 1780 (brasses replaced).
**Please note: This item is not currently on view in our gallery...
Impressive large-scale Black Forest carved armchair in walnut with all over carved decoration of bark, branches, leaves and berries. Swiss. Circa 1870-1880. * Provenance: Anniee McCarthy, Newport, RI and NYC (label). Minor loss to tips of leaves on crestrail, caned seat was once over upholstered.
*See “History of Black Forest Furniture”
Rare set of English Regency bedsteps in mahogany with caned sides and back, having a turned gallery above three tooled leather treads, the first with tambour doors below, the second now with drawer below. Circa 1800-1815.
Height: 27” (top of top step)
Rare George II Writing Stand in mahogany, having a rectangular adjustable top with strut supports and a removable book rest, a fitted side drawer with two glass inkwells, two swing out candle-slides, and an adjustable height cannon-form standard supported by cabriole legs ending in pad feet and brass castors.
English, Circa 1740.
Height when closed: 36-3/4 in (93.3 cm); Width: 22 in (55.9 cm); Depth: 17 in (43.2 cm)
(ink stains on top)
Extremely Rare Chippendale Wine Table in mahogany having an octagonal top with low gallery above a vasiform carved and turned pillar and supported by three downswept legs. English, circa 1750
Many of the tables of this form described as "wine tables" are taller and are actually candlestands...
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
Rare George III Wine Stand in mahogany having a circular top with molded lip on a shaped pedestal with tripod legs on slipper feet. English, circa 1760.
*Most tables of this form described as "wine tables" are actually candlestands...
Small George III Writing Table in mahogany with a rectangular, hinged ratcheting top, two candle slides and a removable book rest on a turned, adjustable height pedestal base with tripod legs and slipper feet ending in brass castors. English, circa 1760
h:29 w:22 d:18.75 in.
Antique Regency Music or Reading Stand in mahogany, having an adjustable sloped top
above, supported by a turned shaft with adjustable height and ending in three down swept legs with replaced ebonized ball form feet.
English, circa 1810
Height closed: 29.5", raised:42.5"
Top:12"x 15" (minor scratches to top)
Fine George III Octagonal Cellarette or Wine Cooler in mahogany with brass banding, having a hinged lid opening to a tin liner, slightly tapered body with brass carrying handles and the original stand with four champfered legs. English, circa 1780.
Originally used in the dining room to hold wine brought up from the cellar for the meal, the tin liner would have protected the wood from the condensation from the bottles. Now often used as an occasional or end table...
Rare Pair of Regency Upholstered Footstools, of square inverted trapezoidal form with a rosewood base and carved mahogany scroll form feet. Circa 1800. (losses to needlework covering)
6.5" x 16.5" x 6.5" tall
Fine Antique English Canterbury in Walnut, having four pierced partitions with “C” scroll carved decoration above a single drawer and raised on turned ball form feet with brass casters.
Originally designed for sheet music, these are now used primarily as magazine racks. To see other examples, type "canterbury" into the search box.
Exceptional 18th Century Inlaid Sewing Box on later stand, having a rectangular hinged lid opening to a fitted interior, brass carrying handles and top and front with extensive exotic wood inlay and banding.
English, circa 1790
Box 14" x 12" x 6.5 "Overall Height: 30.5"
Antique Dueling Pistol Case in mahogany, rectangular with brass carrying handles, now having a marbled paper interior and mounted on a later Chippendale style stand. Probably English, late 18th/early 19th Century.
Top: 20.25" x 14.25"
Height w/ stand: 23"
Rare antique British folding
campaign desk in mahogany
having hinged leather lined
writing surface that folds for
Length (open): 24”
See British Campaign Furniture, Elegance Under Canvas,1740-1914 by Nicholas Brawer for similar examples.
Fine Late Regency Papier-Mâché Tray having a shaped gallery with gilt stencil decoration and inlaid with mother of pearl. English, circa 1835, mounted on a later bamboo form ebonized stand.
Height: 23.25 ”