Fine 18th and 19th Century Furniture,
Paintings and Accessories
Lois Boyles & Richard Totoiu ~ StudioAntiques@comcast.net
Antique English Desktop Cabinet, having a central panel door, inlaid with an oval patera and striped stringing, and flanked by six small drawers. Predominantly 18th Century.
5218-21: English, Bilston, late 18th century, patch box these memento boxes were popular at the end of the eighteenth century and frequently given as tokens of friendship and love. Usually oval in shape, but also circular and rectangular, there decoration reflected the popular styles of the day. For example, by the 1790s Neoclassical style swags, doves, hearts, and borders were the most commonly used decoration of the day. This box reads "Unity is the bond of society."
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
Antique French Tea Chest with Porcelain Caddies and Sugar Bowl, rectangular top inlaid with brass and tortoiseshell ,opening to a fitted interior with floral and putti decorated bottles. Circa 1870.
(Sugar bowl repaired )
English, Bilston, 18th century, patch box. These memento boxes were popular at the end of the eighteenth century and frequently given as tokens of friendship and love. They were also purchased as souvenirs while traveling. They frequently started with the phrase “A trifle from...” as seen on this box. Usually oval in shape, but also circular and rectangular, their decoration reflected the popular styles of the day. However, this box is particularly unusual in its mention of Blockley. Fou...
Antique American Federal Octagonal Tea Caddy, in mahogany the hinged top with satinwood stringing and banding opens to an interior well with a “floating” lid.
See #10802 for another caddy by the same unknown maker
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.
Tunbridge Ware Trinket Box in rosewood having sides decorated in a band of Berlin woolwork floral pattern with a veneered lid and raised on bun feet.
5.5" x 3.5" x 2.25" tall
Antique American Late Federal Octagonal Tea Caddy in mahogany; the hinged top with satinwood stringing and banding opens to an interior well with a “floating” lid. Circa 1830 (see #5036 for another by the same unknown maker)
Most likely French, 19th century. The image of an Englishman hunting with a hound was a common image on enamel boxes, especially snuff boxes of the eighteenth century. However, this box clearly dates to the late nineteenth century. The lug and ribbed banding on the metal hinge, as well as the completely hand painted nature of the lid identify this box as a nineteenth century creation.
Very good condition. Small scratch to lid.
Antique English Polychrome Porcelain Tea Caddy with ribbed body and decoration with floral motif. Circa 1790. Provenance: From the Estate of Baroness Rengers, Alexandria, VA.
Antique American traveling box constructed with strips of alternating light and dark woods; with sliding lid opening to a fitted interior. Ca. 1840.
Exceptional Sheraton Tea Chest in satinwood banded in rosewood and with ebony and boxwood stringing: having a rectangular hinged lid with silverplated pull opening to an interior with two fitted tea caddies with oval lids and similar inlaid decoration. English, circa 1790.
8" x 6" x 6" 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. ...
English Regency Teapoy in beautifully figured mahogany having a rectangular sarcophagus shaped tea caddy with hinged lid opening to a fitted interior with three compartments: two mahogany lidded storage compartments flanking a Sheffield silver sugar container. The caddy raised on a tapered pedestal supported by four downswept and scrolled legs with ebonized stringing. Circa 1810.
Depth 19 ½”
(one foot replaced, two repaired)
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
Exceptional Chinese Export Black Lacquer Jewelry Chest with raised and gilt Chinoiserie decoration: having a hinged top upper compartment above two doors revealing an arrangement of small drawers and below a larger shallow drawer. 19th century.
14.75" x 8.5" x17.5"high.
Antique American Tea caddy in maple with pewter stringing and a pewter plaque with the word "tea", inside are two lidded compartments. Circa 1870.