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0109 109. An American Renaissance Walnut and Burled Footstool, late 19th c., wool mohair upholstered seat, burled frame with foliate bosses, blocked corners on turned and blocked legs connected by canted stretchers with pendant drops, fitted with casters, height 15 in., width 17 in., depth 17 in. $200/300
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110. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut, Burl and Gilt-Incised Parlor Suite, late 19th c., attributed to John Jelliff, Newark, N.J., comprised of a sofa, armchair and two side chairs; the triple back sofa with scrolled crest centered by a female bust medallion, burled molded framework interspersed by carved brackets between the back sections, the rounded arms terminating in busts of bearded Renaissance personages, serpentine seat rail, turned legs, casters, sofa height 44 in., width 78 in., depth 24 in.; armchair height 43 in. $3000/5000
0111 111. A Pair of American Gothic Rosewood-Grained Side Chairs, mid-19th c., pierced trefoil carved crest, bobbin stiles, oval padded backs with beaded molding, shaped seat rail on conforming turned legs, height 45 1/2 in. $800/1200
0112 112. An American Gothic Carved Mahogany Armchair, c. 1830, New York, scalloped crest rail with scroll arms, lozenge grip, arched splats, turned tapered legs, height 36 1/2 in. $1000/1500
0113 113. A Fine American Classical Carved Mahogany Grecian Sofa, c. 1820, scrolled frame with boss terminals, molded seat rail, cornucopia brackets and hairy paw feet, height 31 in., width 82 in., depth 19 in. $2500/3500
0264 264. A Good American Carved Mahogany and Brass-Inlaid Breakfast Table, c. 1820, New York, the top with shaped drop leaves, arched skirt with brass inlay raised on pineapple carved tapering legs with brass ferrules and casters, height 29 1/2 in., length 39 in., width 24 in., extended width 50 in. $1000/1500
0265 265. An American Classical Mahogany Curule Stool, c. 1830, Philadelphia, the rectangular saddle seat covered in needlework showing a bird amongst foliage within a cartouche, the x-form supports mounted with bosses and joined by a turned stretcher, height 15 in., width 25 1/2 in., depth 18 in. $800/1200
0266 266. An American Late Classical Carved Mahogany Sideboard, 19th c., Philadelphia or Baltimore, tiered mirrored backsplash with outset blocked corners and carved colonnettes, bolection molded drawers, drop center with gadrooned edge, arched cupboard doors flanked by columns with acanthus capitals, molded base on leaf-carved turned legs, height 55 in., width 71 in., depth 23 in. $2000/3000
0267 267. An American "House of Representatives" Carved Oak Armchair, c. 1856, attributed to Bembe and Kimbel, New York, after a design by Thomas Ustick Walter, the Federal crest over a square padded back with husk stiles, padded arms on scroll supports, guilloche seat rail with star-paneled ovolo corners, lotus carved legs, brass cuff casters, later green leather upholstery, height 41 in. $12000/18000
Note: The designer of this chair, Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-1887), architect of the U.S. Capitol, was responsible for the interiors of the House of Representatives wing. The chairs were in use from 1857 until 1873 when remodeling resulted in the sale of Walter's furnishings.
Other chairs from this rare group have been sold in these rooms as lot 496 on October 4, 2003, lot 553 on February 18, 2005, and lot 262 on February 23, 2008.
Reference: High Museum of Art, Art and Enterprise, pp. 366-367.
0268 268. A Federal Inlaid Mahogany Chest of Drawers, c. 1800, attributed to Michael Allison, New York, large drawer with ovoid inlay over three graduated drawers, scalloped skirt, "French" bracket feet, banding and string inlay throughout, height 44 3/4 in., width 45 in., depth 20 1/2 in. $2000/3000
Note: A mahogany chest bearing Michael Allison's (New York, 1773-1855) label with banding and stringing on the drawers nearly identical to that on this lot and a shaped apron and "French feet" very similar to that of this lot are in the collection of the New York State Museum, and illustrated in Scherer, New York Furniture at the New York State Museum, p. 32, fig. 29.
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269. An Important American Classical Carved Mahogany Grecian Sofa, c. 1825, Philadelphia, cornucopia carved tablet flanked by scrolled crest rail, a bolster end above the scrolled foot, reeded seat rail, carved dolphin legs, on casters, height 32 in., width 80 in., depth 22 in. $8000/12000
Note: A Philadelphia sofa conserved by the Philadelphia Museum of Art identical to the lot above is illustrated in Boor, et al. Philadelphia Empire Furniture, p. 366, fig. 221.
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270. A Fine American Renaissance Carved and Gilt Incised Burled Walnut Easel, c. 1865-1875, the upright supports entwined at the crest with fleur-de-lis, adjustable bracketed painting shelf, hinged portfolio case with highly figured bookmatched panel, flared bracket feet, height 84 in., width 29 in. $1800/2500
0271 271. A Rare American Rococo Carved Rosewood and Laminated Slipper Chair, c. 1850-1860, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, related to the pattern often referred to as "Fountain Elms", with elaborate fruit and flower crest, loop scrolled and reticulated stiles on a tall padded back, low seat, cabriole legs, casters, height 44 in. $4500/5500
Note: A slipper chair very similar to lot 271 in the Manney collection is illustrated in Schwartz, et. al., The Furniture of John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival, fig. 25
0272 272. An American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Parlor Chair, c. 1850-1860, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, floral carved crest, C and S scrolled stiles with pierced grape vines, continuous hoop back and sides, serpentine seat rail, rose carved cabriole legs ending in scrolled toes, casters, height 41 1/2 in. $4000/6000
Note: The shaped padding on the back of this chair is generally considered to be indicative of Belter's early innovative output of laminated seat furniture.
0274 274. A Fine American Carved Mahogany Center Table, c. 1840, attributed to J. and J. W. Meeks, New York, serpentine "Egyptian" marble top on conforming skirt with finely carved shells, stretcher with rosette, on distinctive U scrolled feet, brass casters, height 31 in., width 45 in., depth 24 in. $1500/2500
Note: A labeled mahogany pier table by Meeks in the Dr. Dubs Townhouse (Natchez, Mississippi) has distinctive U-scroll feet identical to those on this lot.
Reference: Cooper, Classical Taste in America, pp. 216-217, pl. 173.
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289. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Armoire, c. 1825, New York, the blocked cornice over a pair of highly figured paneled doors, brass astragal molding, acanthus carved colonnettes, side doors opening to shelved interior, lotus feet, height 87 in., width 66 in., depth 28 in. $5000/7000
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290. A Pair of American Late Classical Mahogany Footstools, c. 1830, tall box-form seats, molded frames on scalloped bracket feet, height 15 in., width 17 in., depth 17 in. $500/800
0291 291. A Set of Eight Antique Federal-Style Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs, late 19th c., shield backs, bellflower carved splats, trapezoidal seat, upholstered over the rail, molded tapered square legs connected by H stretchers, height 37 1/2 in. $3000/5000
0292 292. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Sofa, 19th c., having a slightly scrolled crest flanked by acanthus carved eagle heads, cornucopia arms, tablet seat rail, cornucopia bracketed, acanthus-carved paw feet, bearing accession number in red ink "M02199", height 36 1/2 in., width 81 in., depth 23 in. $4000/6000
0344 344. An American Neo-Gothic Cast and Wrought Iron Adjustable Bookstand, late 19th c., stamped "Little Squire, 1519 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa", adjustable folio support standard with string courses, cruciform base with twist stiles and spherule terminals, height 27 in., width 26 in., depth 27 in. $200/300
0345 345. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut Sofa, c. 1860-1870, attributed to John Jelliff, Newark, medallion crested triple back with busts of crowned Renaissance women, incised burled framework, tassel pendant ears, the arms terminating in female busts, shaped rounded seat on turned legs with casters, with matching burgundy velvet upholstery, sofa height 42 in., width 76 in., depth 24 in. $1500/2500
0346 346. A Pair of American Renaissance Carved Walnut, Burl and Inlaid Armchairs, c. 1860-1870, attributed to John Jelliff, Newark, N.J., each with crested back centered by a trophée medallion, the stiles with pendant drops, the arms terminating in female busts in Renaissance costume, shaped seat on turned legs with casters, upholstered in emerald green velvet, height 42 in. $1500/2500
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355. An American Renaissance Inlaid and Ebonized Walnut Side Table, late 19th c., attributed to Berkey and Gay, Grand Rapids, circular top inset with a musical trophée, burl and floral inlaid banding, bracket supports, turned stem on X-form plinth ending in disc feet, height 29 in., diameter 28 in. $1500/2500
Note: A nearly identical inlaid walnut table by Berkey and Gay in the collection of the Grand Rapids Museum is illustrated in Dubrow, American Furniture of the 19th c., p. 194.
0356 356. A Good American Brass-Inlaid and Carved Mahogany Corner Cabinet, late 19th c. / early 20th c., molded cornice on a superstructure with beveled glass panels, spiral-turned supports, mirror backsplash, conforming lower section on cabriole legs, height 81 in., width 35 in., depth 21 1/2 in. $800/1200
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357. An American Aesthetic Brass and Mixed Metals Pedestal Jewel Casket, c. 1885, attributed to Charles Parker Co., (Meriden, Connecticut 1832-1957) the square top inset with tapestry panel opening to a silk-lined interior sides with lion masks and floral sprays on hammered copper panels, pointed arch apron, outswept tubular legs ending in spherules, height 13 1/2 in., width 17 1/2 in., depth 17 1/2 in. $3000/5000
Note: This pedestal casket is nearly identical to a c. 1885 pedestal by the Charles Parker Co. (Meriden 1832-1957) in the Mimi Findlay collection, and similar to a Parker table at the Dallas Museum of Art. A third pedestal, also similar to this lot, sold as lot 2501 February 7, 2007 at Doyle's in New York for $15,600.
Reference: D'Ambrosio. A Brass Menagerie, Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement p. 47, fig. 19 and p. 48, fig. 20.
0358 358. An Antique American or English Gilt Brass, Beadwork and Needlepoint Fire Screen, mid-19th c., adjustable brass standard with stamped foliate pattern, shield-shaped screen with tassels, raised on splayed legs with anthemion terminals, height 60 1/2 in., width 18 in. $200/400
0359 359. An Important American Rococo Walnut Armchair, c. 1855, Philadelphia, bearing discovered stamp on top inside of proper right leg "C. W. and Co.", probably for Charles H. White, the padded crest above an exuberantly carved back exhibiting entwined dolphins amongst scrolling foliage; their tails continuing to robust animal mask terminals, curved arm supports, cabriole legs headed by cabochons, ending in paw feet, height 32 in., width 25 in., depth 21 in. $2000/4000
Note: The design for this chair is well-known, though this chair apparently is the first example with a maker's mark. A drawing of a very similar chair appears as the frontispiece in Edward Strahan's Mr. Vanderbilt's House and Collection. Boston: George Barrie. A photograph of William Vanderbilt sitting in the chair is illustrated in Howe, et. al. Herter Bros., Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age, p. 201.
A very similar chair installed in the library of the c. 1860 Asa Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania is illustrated in Kenneth Ames The Magazine Antiques, "George Henkels, Philadelphia Cabinet Maker" Oct. 1973, p. 645, fig. 9. Henkels, whose large firm was at 172 Chestnut Street, blocks away from White's workshop at 250 Chestnut, was credited for the Packer library chair before the discovery of the label on this chair came to light.
Few objects made and sold by Charles White (Philadelphia, 1796-1876) are documented. A carved walnut armchair conserved by the Carnegie Museum bearing a stenciled label "Chas. H. White, No. 250 Chestnut St. Phila_", differing slightly from that on this lot, is illustrated in Busch, et. al. Rococo, the Continuing Curve, p. 200, fig. 9.
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360. An American Eastlake Faux Tortoiseshell Lacquered and Incised Portfolio Stand, late 19th c., the uprights supporting a pair of hinged portfolio cases raised on splayed incised legs, height 54 in., width 20 in. $700/900
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361. A Rare Pair of American Rococo Tiger Maple and Rosewood Commodes, mid-19th c., New York, labeled "from A. Roux French Cabinetmaker Nos. 479 & 481 Broadway New York", the original marble tops with molded edge above paneled drawer and cupboard, blocked molded bases, in a fine state of preservation, height 30 in., width 26 in., depth 19 in. $6500/7500
Note: Alexander Roux approached Classical design with the eye of a Parisian ebeniste informed of the high style of the Louis Philippe period. Rather than a broad interpretation of the style, Roux produced examples of refined restraint.
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364. An American Gothic Carved Oak Bench, mid-19th c., molded crest rail, raised paneled back with carved medallion centering each panel, plank seat, tall foliate arms with linen-fold arched panels, retaining fine old original finish, height 36 1/2 in., width 76 in., depth 14 1/2 in. $500/700
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383. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut Breakfront Bookcase and Desk, late 19th c., arched cornice with finials, glazed doors, strapwork stiles above an outset slant front lid centering a cartouche, fitted desk interior, lower case flanked by fluted scroll supports, conforming side cabinets with bracketed cornices, drawers and cupboards, molded base, height 112 in., width 82 in., depth 24 in. $5500/7500
0384 384. An Antique American Gothic Carved Oak Pedestal, revolving rectangular top with chamfered corners, paneled column on a cove-molded base, height 48 in., width 22 in., depth 15 in. $1000/2000
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385. A Set of Eight American Renaissance Carved Oak Dining Chairs, late 19th c., attributed to R.J. Horner, New York, comprised of two armchairs and six side chairs, foliate scrolled crest rail centering a grotesque mask, the armchairs with lion's mask arm terminals, reeded seat rails, turned, reeded and blocked legs ending in paw feet, retaining original finish, armchair height 48 in. $5000/7000
Note: A carved oak dining room suite attributed to R.J. Horner with chairs carved with a North Wind mask crest, lion head arm supports and carved stiles very similar to those on lot 385 was sold in Neal Auction Company's salesroom as lot 481 on December 6, 2000.
0387 387. A Highly Carved Anglo-Indian Tropical Hardwood Whatnot, 19th c., galleried back above three shelves and cupboard, intricately carved with scrolling vines and tree of life panels on blocked base, height 51 in., width 50 in., depth 17 in. $1000/1500
0413 413. An American Renaissance Figured Walnut and Porcelain-Mounted Commode, c. 1870, New York or Philadelphia, the later molded marble top above a paneled drawer and door with bleu céleste floral plaque, paneled stiles, molded base on disc feet, height 31 in., width 18 1/2 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $1000/2000
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480. An American Classical Carved Mahogany and Brass Inlaid Drop-Leaf Table, c. 1820, New York, the leaves with canted corners, deep end drawer, ebonized molding; turned supports, incurvate plinth, acanthus carved legs ending in paw feet with casters, height 28 1/2 in., extended length 49 in., width 39 in. $1200/1800
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481. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Sideboard, 19th c., each pedestal end with cove molded top, paneled drawer and cupboard flanked by "Egyptian" terms; lacks the superstructure; marble top center with drawer raised on conforming supports ending in block plinths, height 45 in., width 93 1/2 in., depth 29 in. $5000/7500
Note: The use of distinctive "Egyptian" supports on this sideboard recalls those on a sideboard attributed to John Needles (Baltimore, 1786-1878) in the Colonial Williamsburg collection and a cylinder desk attributed to Joseph Barry (Philadelphia 1757-1838) in the Hollander collection. Barry did briefly established Baltimore warerooms in 1803, and some scholarship nods to Barry for pieces of this type.
Reference: examples of Philadelphia and Baltimore case furniture with figural supports are illustrated in, Weidman. Furniture in Maryland 1790-1840 pp. 140-141, pl 100 (cylinder desk) and p. 159 pl. 120 (sideboard); Feld and Feld, In Pointed Style, p. 36-37, pl. 4 (sideboard); Fennimore and Trump. "Joseph B. Barry, Philadelphia Cabinet Maker," Magazine Antiques. May 1989, p. 1218, pl. VIII; Cooper. Classical Taste in America 1800-1840,.p. 132, pl. 92.
0482 482. A Pair of American Gothic Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, c. 1830-1840, possibly designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, the trefoil finialed and paneled stiles flanking an arched crest, spired splats with central arch, trapezoidal upholstered seats, paneled rail and blocked, paneled tapered legs, height 34 in. $1000/1500
Note: The chairs in lot 482 are identical to two well known groups of New York mahogany chairs possibly designed by Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892): A pair of chairs descended in the Cocke family (owners of the Davis designed Villa Belmead) is held in the Lee Anderson collection, New York. Two of a suite of fourteen dining chairs held by Hirschl & Adler is illustrated in Feld, In Pointed Style, p. 85, fig. 40.
Reference: See In Pointed Style for an identical chair, plate 40, p. 85.
0485 485. An American Classical Mahogany Drop-Leaf Breakfast Table, c. 1825, Boston, frieze drawer, square tapering support, incurvate plinth, carved scroll feet, inset casters, height 28 1/2 in., extended length 48 in., width 42 in., depth 20 in. $1500/2500
Note: The scroll and lotus-carved feet on lot 485 are indicative of a Boston maker such as Isaac Vose (1767-1823). A mahogany games table by Vose and a brass inlaid side table by a Boston maker with scroll feet of this form are conserved by the St. Louis Art Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts respectively.
Reference: Cooper. Classical Taste in America 1800-1840. p. 134, fig. 94 and Feld. Boston in the Age of Neo-Classicism. p. 64, fig. 27.
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486. An American Classical Figured Mahogany Work Table, c. 1825-1830, probably Duncan Phyfe, New York, having a cross-banded fold-over swivel top above two short and one long drawer, chamfered stem on a plinth base ending in blocked feet with casters, height 29 1/2 in., width 24 in., depth 14 in. $1500/2500
Note: The finely figured and matched veneers, the sophisticated spreading molding at the stem and base, and the subtle curve of the four plinth terminations on lot 486 are similar to those on other examples from the Phyfe workshop, including a console table bearing the label of Duncan Phyfe & Sons owned by his daughter Eliza Phyfe Whitlock illustrated in Nancy McClelland. Duncan Phyfe and the English Regancy. p. 128, pl. 111.
0490 490. A Wallace Nutting #409 Windsor Armchair, 20th c., bearing label of Wallace Nutting, style hoop back, incurvate arms, saddle seat, turned legs and stretchers, retains original surface, height 45 1/2 in. $1000/1500
Provenance: Descended in a Virginia and Louisiana family.
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491. A Late Federal Walnut Plantation Desk, early 19th c., with molded cornice, panel doors; slant lid opening to a fitted interior, on tall tapered square legs, height 82 in., width 36 in., depth 26 in. $1800/2500
0492 492. An American Rococo Carved Mahogany Full Tester Bed, c. 1840-1850, probably New Orleans, flared ogee molded tester, clustered posts blocked at base, scrolled paneled headboard with bosses and large disc cartouche, scalloped rails, height 112 in., inside length 76 in., inside width 67 in. $8000/12000
Provenance: Inglewood Plantation, Natchez, Mississippi. Inglewood was built c. 1830 by Dr. Gustavus Calhoun and restored in the mid-20th c. by Dr. Wallace Smith
0493 493. An Early American Painted Comb Back Windsor Chair, 18th c., the arched crest with scrolled ears, tapered spindle back connected to shaped arms with scroll terminals, well turned uprights, saddle seat on turned splayed legs connected by bulbous stretchers, in brown paint, height 45 in. $500/700
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494. A Pair of Very Rare American Upholstered Ottomans in the Turkish Taste, mid-19th c., the rectangular frames upholstered in double tiered original wool plush fabric, fitted with casters, overall height 35 in., width 61 1/2 in., depth 25 in. $2500/3500
0505 505. A Good American Classical Mahogany Footstool, c. 1825, Tidewater, Virginia, the rectangular padded seat above a torus-molded frieze raised on animal paw feet fronted by acanthus scrolls, height 9 in., width 15 in., depth 9 1/2 in. $800/1200
Provenance: The Grice Family, Portsmouth, Virginia.
0506 506. A Federal Paint-Decorated Side Chair, early 19th c., probably Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the crest tablet decorated with a beribboned crossed torch and quiver, the pierced splat displaying bow and arrows with a flaming torch all tied with a green painted bow, the caned seat with conforming decoration on turned legs painted with gilt stripes and leaves, joined by stretchers, height 33 1/2 in. $500/800
Note: This chair relates closely to known seating furniture from several Portsmouth houses. A painted settee branded with the owner's label of Portsmouth, New Hampshire ship captain Lewis Barnes (1776-1856) with similar crest rail, stiles and a nearly identical pierced splat to that on this lot are in the Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The back stiles, legs and stretchers are identical to those on a side chair acquired by merchant James Rundlet and in the Rundlet-May House, Portsmouth, as well as to a chair purportedly belonging to New Hampshire Governor John Langdon now conserved by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston.
Reference: Brock, Portsmouth Furniture, Masterpieces from the New Hampshire Seacoast, pp. 257-261, figs. 99-99b.
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507. An American Queen Anne Walnut Side Chair, c. 1760, New York, having a shaped crest rail, tapered stiles, vasiform splat, trapezoidal slip seat, the seat rail with rounded corners, raised on bracketed cabriole legs ending in pad feet, height 42 1/2 in. $500/750
0508 508. A Diminutive American Classical Mahogany Chest of Drawers, early 19th c., the rectangular top above graduated drawers, tapered blocked stiles, concealed drawer in base, on bulbous turned feet, height 33 1/2 in., width 37 in., depth 19 1/4 in. $700/900
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509. A Federal Mahogany Desk, c. 1820, tambour door enclosing interior fitted with letter slots and flanked by fluted stiles; banded foldover writing surface, long drawer, tall turned legs, bun feet; poplar secondary wood, height 60 in., width 42 1/4 in., depth 23 in. $1200/1800
0510 510. An American Late Federal Cherrywood Storage Chest, early 19th c., probably Southern, the dovetailed hinged top opening to a deep interior, scalloped molded base on shaped bracket feet, height 39 in., width 33 1/2 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $2000/3000
0511 511. A Southern Yellow Pine Sugar Chest on Stand, 19th c., in old red wash, the hinged top opening to a divided interior, raised on a conforming stand with blocked legs, height 31 in., width 22 in., depth 14 in. $2000/3000
0512 512. An American Federal Inlaid Walnut Side Table, c. 1790, skirt with one drawer, on square tapered legs, with restorations, height 28 1/2 in., width 36 in., depth 20 in. $700/1000
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528. An American Renaissance Walnut, Burled, Gilt-Incised and Parcel Ebonized Armoire, c. 1870, the arched and blocked crest centered by a cabochon and wreath, mirrored door, interior with shelves, the chamfered sides with pendant husks and bosses, paneled drawer, molded blocked base, height 97 in., width 46 in., depth 23 in. $1500/2000
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529. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Parlor Suite, mid-19th c., possibly A. & H. LeJambre, Philadelphia, comprised of triple back sofa, pair of armchairs and pair of side chairs, each with rocaille gilt bronze crest, balloon back, serpentine seat, cabriole legs, casters, retains original surface, sofa height 46 1/2 in., width 72 in., depth 26 in.; armchair height 40 1/2 in. $2500/3500
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530. A Federal Mahogany Breakfast Table, early 19th c., possibly Haines & Connelly, New York, rectangular top with two deep drop leaves, plain skirt, turned and reeded legs on tall feet, height 29 in., extended length 62 in., width 47 1/2 in. $800/1200
0563 563. A White Painted "Memento Mori" Fantasy Armchair, seated human skeleton form with framed seat and stretchers, height 52 in., width 22 in., depth 17 in. $1000/1500
Note: The inspiration for this distinctive chair is perhaps a known Russian example signed and dated in Cyrillic, "Ivanovia Cheschcevi to Nickolai Ivanovic Kolemin, Chair from Masonic Lodge 1938" which sold as lot 278 at Christie's, New York, January 25, 1992 and was illustrated in Payne, 19th c. European Furniture, p. 484, pl. 1423. Vincent Price had a notable suite of chairs of this design furnishing his dining room.
0771 771. A Pair of American Renaissance Walnut, Gilt-Incised and Burled Ladiesı Armchairs, c. 1870, square backs, scrolled incised stiles, arms and seat rail with incising, on turned tapered legs with casters, height 29 in. $400/600
0922 922. An American Chrome and Etched Glass Door in the Art Deco Taste, early 20th c., metal tag marked "G.M Ketchem MFG. Co./83 Washington St/Brooklyn/N.Y.", deep relief etched glass panel of a maiden with amphora, set within chrome casement, one side with piano hinge, with later applied gilt molding, height 67 1/4 in., width 26 in., depth 1/2 in. $300/500
0923 923. An Art Deco-Style "Club Settee", with rectangular back, rounded arms, loose cushions on blocked legs, brown top-stitched leather upholstery, height 32 in., width 52 in., depth 22 in. $500/750
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943. An American Classical Mahogany Center Table, mid-19th c., and later, the associated inlaid marble top above a narrow skirt, the chamfered pedestal with beaded cove-molded deep collar on a conforming beaded base with associated brass paw feet, height 29 1/2 in., diameter 36 in. $1000/1500
0945 945. An American Late Classical Mahogany Sideboard in the Gothic Taste, early 19th c., ogee molded backsplash, shaped top, a central scalloped drawer, inset plinth with mirrored back flanked by Gothic paneled cupboard doors, molded base, bracket feet, height 56 in., width 72 in., depth 22 in. $1500/2500
0946 946. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut, Burled Walnut and Bronze-Mounted Sofa, late 19th c., attributed to John Jelliff, Newark, N.J., the triple back with arched crest centered with a plaque depicting a profile of a Roman soldier, finialed stiles, the back containing half-round carved urns topped by swags, the arms terminating in busts of Renaissance women, shaped incised seat rail on turned legs with casters, height 48 in., width 78 in., depth 27 in.. $2500/3500
Note: A walnut sofa attributed to Jelliff nearly identical to lot 946 was sold in Neal Auction Company salesrooms as lot 627, on July 15, 1995.
0947 947. A Pair of American Renaissance Carved and Incised Walnut and Burled Walnut Ladies and Gentlemanıs Armchairs, late 19th c., attributed to John Jelliff, Newark, N.J., having arched crests surmounted with faceted bossed spindles centered by an incised roundel, the stiles with bold pendant drops, the arms with Minerva heads, conforming shaped seat rail on turned legs with casters, height 41 1/2 in. and 39 in., en suite with previous lot. $1500/2500
0948 948. Four American Renaissance Carved and Incised Walnut and Burled Walnut Side Chairs, late 19th c., attributed to John Jelliff, Newark, N.J., the crests with scrolling leaves centered by medallion busts terminating in bossed ears, serpentine seats, turned trumpet shaped legs with casters, height 39 1/2 in., en suite with previous lots. $1200/1800
0949 949. A Small American Late Classical Mahogany Footstool, c. 1840, gold damask upholstery, wavy beaded molding, ogee frame, bracket feet, height 8 in., length 14 1/2 in., width 11 1/2 in. $150/250
0950 950. A Small American Classical Walnut Footstool, c. 1830-1840, antique cut velvet upholstery, C scroll frame, bun feet, height 5 in., length 12 1/2 in., width 10 3/4 in. $100/200
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951. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Parlor Suite, c. 1855, comprised of two sofas, two armchairs and six side chairs, each with floral and foliate carved crest on padded shield back, serpentine seat, molded cabriole legs with carved knees, casters, sofa: height 47 in., width 67 in., depth 28 in.; chair height 37 in., armchair height 41 in. (10 pcs.) $2000/3000
0952 952. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Ladyıs Desk, mid-19th c., New York, acanthus carved, pierced gallery, mirror-backed superstructure with drawers, inset writing surface, gadrooned molding, skirt with drawers on barley-twist and lyre supports, scrolled feet connected by barley-twist stretchers, height 51 in., width 34 in., depth 22 in. $1200/1800
Provenance: A Natchez, Mississippi Collection.
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0997

997. A Fine American Rococo Inlaid Rosewood Work Table, mid-19th c., having a serpentine top with shepherdess and lamb floral reserve, satinwood fitted interior with inlaid and mirrored well, the carved pedestal with scrolled brackets and foliate-carved legs, height 30 in., width 22 in., depth 19 in. $800/1200
0998 998. An American Late Classical Mahogany Work Table, c. 1840, the lift top with fitted interior, three bolection-molded drawers, glass pulls, chamfered pillar on incurvate plinth and scroll feet with button terminals, height 29 in., width 19 1/2 in., depth 17 1/2 in. $800/1200
0999

0999

999. A Good Federal Inlaid Mahogany Slant-Front Desk, late 18th c., with dovetailed top, the slant lid opening to a well-fitted interior of drawers, scalloped cubbyholes and prospect door, four graduated cockbeaded drawers, scalloped skirt, "French" feet, poplar secondary wood, height 40 in., width 34 in., depth 18 in. $2000/3000
1000 1000. A Lower Mississippi River Valley Classical Walnut Bibliothèque, mid-19th c., molded top, glazed doors, adjustable shelves, on a cupboard base with paneled doors, scalloped ogee bracket feet, pine and poplar secondary wood, height 92 3/4 in., width 64 in., depth 22 in. $2000/3000
Provenance: Inglewood, Natchez, Mississippi.
1001 1001. A Southern Federal Cherrywood Corner Cupboard, early 19th c., possibly Kentucky, the broken-arch pediment with brass rosettes and urn finial, two glazed doors, waist drawer, two cupboard doors, scalloped base, bracket feet, height 84 in., width 49 in., depth 26 in. $2000/3000
1002 1002. A Lower Mississippi River Valley Classical Walnut Bibliothèque, mid-19th c., lacking cornice, glazed doors, adjustable shelves, the cupboard base with doors separated by a fixed stile on turned feet, cypress secondary wood, height 95 1/4 in., width 62 1/4 in., depth 23 3/4 in. $3000/5000
Provenance: Inglewood, Natchez, Mississippi.
1003

1003

1003. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Armoire, c. 1830, flared cornice with narrow frieze, paneled figured doors flanked by Ionic columns, molded base with paw feet, height 87 in., width 67 in., depth 25 in. $2000/3000
1004 1004. A Southern Carved Walnut Full Tester Bed, mid-19th c., associated flared cornice, cluster posts blocked at the base, arched foliate scrolled, paneled headboard, low scalloped foot board and conforming rails, height 111 in., inside length 74 in., width 58 in. $6000/8000
Provenance: Inglewood, Natchez, Mississippi.
1005 1005. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Lit de Repos, early 19th c., Philadelphia, scrolled back with blocked diamond upright, oval arm rest, circular low arm with diamond panel on bulbous lobed legs, disc feet, on casters, height 34 in., width 78 in., depth 21 in. $1800/2500
Provenance: Inglewood, Natchez, Mississippi.
1006 1006. An American Carved Mahogany Full-Tester Youth Bed, mid-19th c., scroll headboard, spindled rails and foot, height 98 1/2 in., length 74 in., width 45 in. $4000/6000
1007 1007. An American Late Federal Cherrywood Chest of Drawers, c. 1820, Kentucky, the top above a deep drawer, graduated drawers, half-round pendant stiles, on turned legs ending in button feet, height 46 3/4 in., width 40 1/2 in., depth 20 1/4 in. $1500/2500
1008 1008. An American Late Classical Mahogany and Tiger Maple Chest of Drawers, c. 1835, shaped backsplash with blocked corners, ogee molded drawer over three graduated drawers, scrolled stiles and legs, height 48 1/2 in., width 43 1/2 in., depth 23 1/2 in. $1200/1800
1010

1010

1010

1010. A Good American Rococo Walnut Marble Top Center Table, mid-19th c., Philadelphia, the scalloped violet brocatelle marble top above a shaped apron with floral sprays, on scrolled legs with acanthus flourishes, X-shaped stretcher centered with vasiform urn finial, height 29 in., width 42 in., depth 28 in. $1000/2000
1011 1011. A Pair of American Carved Oak Campeche Chairs, late 19th c., arched foliate and scroll-carved crest, scrolled arms, curule legs, turned stretchers, brass casters, one labeled "S.C. State Development Board #940", height 45 1/2 in. $2500/3500
1106

1106

1106. An American Late Classical Mahogany Top Center Table, c. 1830, Boston, the circular tilt-top with narrow skirt on a faceted stem, incurvate plinth ending in lobed scroll feet, casters, height 30 in., diameter 42 in. $1000/1500
1107 1107. A Federal Mahogany Bowfront Chest of Drawers, c. 1800, graduated drawers, reeded stiles and tapered and turned legs, height 40 1/2 in., width 42 1/2 in., depth 23 1/2 in. $1000/1500
1121 1121. A Set of Three American Late Classical Mahogany Side Chairs in the Gothic Taste, c. 1840, spindled and arched back, serpentine slip seat, saber legs, height 33 1/2 in. $150/250
1122 1122. A Pair of American Late Classical Mahogany Side Chairs in the Gothic Taste, c. 1840, spindled and arched back, serpentine slip seat, saber legs, height 33 1/2 in., en suite with previous lot. $300/500
1123

1123

1123. An American Classical-Style Carved Mahogany Four Post Bed, acanthus-carved, reeded posts with bosses and acanthus-carved bolt covers, paneled headboard with cornucopia scrolls centered by an anthemion, turned feet with brass ferrules and casters, with conforming straight rails, height 110 in., mattress length 75 1/2 in., width 61 1/2 in. $4000/6000
1124 1124. An American Classical Mahogany Gentlemanıs Dressing Chest, c. 1830, the mirror with faceted and blocked frame with bosses at corners, original mirror plate, turned stiles, above three small drawers, the case with two short bolection drawers over three long drawers flanked by Ionic colonnettes, plinth base, paw feet, height 82 1/2 in., width 42 in., depth 23 in. $800/1200
1125 1125. An American Carved Walnut Prie-Dieu, mid-19th c., spiral turned stiles centering foliate scroll back, lacking upholstery, height 37 in. $400/600
1126

1126

1126. A Southern Walnut Plantation Desk, mid-19th c., the molded hinged top over paneled fall front opening to a fitted interior of scalloped compartments, cubbyholes and drawer, the base with long drawers on turned tapered legs, height 57 1/2 in., width 35 1/2 in., depth 23 3/4 in. $800/1200
Provenance: Inglewood, Natchez, Mississippi.
1152 1152. An American Aesthetic Inlaid and Burled Walnut Dresser, late 19th c., pierced crest with diamond cartouche, cove molded frieze inlaid with compass stars and swagged maple leaves, arched bracketed mirror, columnar pilasters, carved candle shelves and conforming inlaid panels, stepped marble top base with conforming slide compartment in center, burled and floral carved drawers flanked by pilasters, blocked base, height 95 in., width 60 in., depth 25 in. $1200/1800
1153

1153

1153. An American Rococo Carved Mahogany Sécrétaire à Abattant, mid-19th c., stepped molded cornice with rounded corners, long drawer, scalloped paneled fall front opening to a fitted birdseye maple interior, conforming cupboard doors, foliate chamfered stiles on tapered turned legs, height 67 in., width 41 in., depth 19 in. $800/1200
1154

1154

1154. An American Late Classical Mahogany Games Table, c. 1830, with foldover swivel top, ogee skirt, columnar stem, incurvate plinth issuing scrolled feet, height 30 in., width 35 1/2 in., depth 18 in. $700/900
1155

1155

1155. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Center Table, c. 1830, Baltimore or Philadelphia, circular segmented tilt-top, narrow molded skirt on faceted stem with foliate collar, incurvate plinth, voluted acanthus carved paw feet, casters, height 30 in., diameter 48 in. $1500/2500
1156

1156

1156. A Rococo Revival Carved and Inlaid Walnut Center Table, spurious makers mark, the gadrooned serpentine top with intricate tinted floral inlays, central reserve of tulips, peonies and other blossoms, an outer band of colorful birds and flowers, pierced skirt with floral clusters, rose carved cabriole legs with scrolled toes, gadrooned stretchers centered by a large basket of flowers, height 31 in., width 51 in., depth 32 in. $2000/3000
1157 1157. An American Carved Mahogany China Cabinet, c. 1900, foliate carved crest, rounded sides and slightly bowed center door flanked by acanthine stiles on paw feet, interior with mirrored back and glass shelves, height 66 in., width 47 in., depth 17 in. $1500/2500
1158 1158. A Set of Eight George III Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs, c. 1900, comprised of two armchairs and six side chairs with acanthus carved serpentine crest and stiles, pierced intertwined splat, gadrooned seat rail on acanthus carved cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet, height 40 in. $1500/2500
1159

1159

1159. An American Renaissance Burled Walnut and Inlaid Work Table, c. 1870, foldover swivel top opening to inlaid backgammon and chess game boards, a fitted drawer and sliding work compartment, barley twist supports and stretchers on arched trestle feet, height 28 in., width 20 in., depth 15 in. $800/1200
1160 1160. An American Rococo Carved Mahogany Bedstead, mid-19th c., branded "C. Lee", arched, scalloped, paneled headboard with fan and cabochon cartouche, pendant fruit and nuts, finialed posts with beaded collars, conforming low footboard and rails, height 83 in., mattress length 76 in., width 64 in. $2500/3500
Note: Beds with the C. Lee stamp appear in the inventories of New Orleans purveyors Calvin Chandler Simpson, John Yetter, and William McCracken in the years leading to the Civil War. Research by scholar and curator Stephen Harrison has revealed Charles Lee (active 1856-1868) was a Manchester, Massachusetts craftsman who was known regionally as a "maker of bedsteads for the Southern market."
Reference: see Stephen Harrison, "'C. Lee' Maker of Beds for the Southern Market", Maine Antiques Digest, April 1994, pp. 29-30A.
1161 1161. An American Cast Iron Bedstead, mid-to-late 19th c., curved blanket rack at footboard, white paint, height 48 in., outside width 47 3/4 in., length 69 1/2 in. $300/500
1162

1162

1162. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Tilt-Top Candlestand, oval top, scrolled leaf carved supports, incurvate plinth on scrolled feet, height 29 in., width 28 in., depth 19 in. $400/600
1163 1163. An American Rococo Carved Mahogany Dresser, mid-19th c., arched mirror with pierced crest centered by fruit and nut cluster, scrolled upright supports, the serpentine base with original marble top, foliate carved drawers, canted fruit-carved stiles, scalloped base, height 90 1/2 in., width 47 1/2 in., depth 24 1/4 in. $1200/1800
Provenance: A Natchez, Mississippi collection.
1164

1164

1164. A Pair of American Renaissance Gilt Bronze-Mounted Carved and Burl Walnut Armchairs, c. 1875, New York, comprising a lady's chair and gentleman's chair, each crested with a roundel of cavorting putti, turned stiles, square backs, padded arms, trumpet legs, associated brass casters, gentleman's chair height 37 in. $1000/2000
1165 1165. A Philadelphia Late Classical Mahogany Settee, c. 1840, scalloped crest, tufted back, serpentine scalloped seat rail centered with an anthemion on molded cabriole legs, height 32 in., length 42 in., depth 19 in. $800/1200
1166 1166. An American Aesthetic Brass Fern Stand, late 19th c., onyx top, tubular supports, glazed medial shelf, pierced scrollwork skirt, tubular legs ending in paw feet, height 34 1/2 in., width 23 in., depth 15 in. $1000/2000
1167 1167. A Carved Mahogany and Giltwood Hanging Vitrine, c. 1900, arched acanthus carved glass door, mirrored back, two glass shelves, height 21 1/2 in., width 27 in., depth 4 1/2 in. $200/300
1168 1168. An American Victorian Cast Iron and Alabaster Fern Stand, late 19th c., three concentric tiers with pierced borders, connected by rods topped by alabaster finials, ending in scrolled feet, height 38 in., diameter 18 in. $700/900
Provenance: Descended in a New Orleans Family.
1169 1169. An American Innovative Oak Revolving Bookcase, late 19th c., labeled "Danner", Ohio, rope-molded top with book stand, fitted tiers with slatwork sides on conforming shoe foot base, height 45 1/2 in., width 21 in., depth 21 in. $800/1200
Note: A bookcase nearly identical to this lot is illustrated in a c. 1886 catalogue declaring the design "very handsome".
Reference: Dubrow, Furniture Made in America, 1875-1905, p. 178.
1170 1170. An American Rococo Carved Walnut Center Table, 19th c., probably Mitchell & Rammelsburg, Cincinnati, the original shaped marble top above floral carved molded skirt, scrolled foliate supports with pendants, plinth with a carved resting dog, scrolled legs, height 29 in., width 38 in., depth 25 in. $1000/2000
1171 1171. An American Eastlake Carved Walnut and Burled Center Table, late 19th c., oval inset marble top, shaped apron, quadripartite spindled supports, arched bracket legs, stretcher centered with urn finial and pendant drop, height 30 1/2 in., width 34 in., depth 25 in. $600/900
1172 1172. A Pair of American Rococo Carved Walnut Bedside Commodes, late 19th c., white marble tops, four drawers with acanthus pulls, molded plinths, height 30 in., width 17 3/4 in., depth 13 1/2 in. $600/800
Provenance: Inglewood, Natchez, Mississippi.
1173 1173. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut Desk Chair, late 19th c., Grand Rapids, arched acanthus crest, blocked and turned stiles, scrolled arms, shaped swivel seat, circular carved pedestal with arched legs, height 43 1/2 in., width 21 in., depth 19 in. $500/700
1199

1199

1199. An American Classical Brass Inlaid Carved Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table, c. 1830-40, the skirt with pendant drops, acanthus-carved urn-shaped stem, acanthus-carved legs with paw feet, height 30 in., width 42 in., depth 24 in., each leaf 14 1/2 in. $1500/2500
1265 1265. An American Late Classical Mahogany Side Cabinet, the top above an ogee drawer, convex cupboard door below flanked by ogee molded sides and Ionic tapered columns, plinth base, lobed melon feet, height 43 in., width 40 in., depth 22 in. $400/600
1266

1266

1266

1266. An American Rococo Carved Mahogany Parlor Suite, mid-19th c., consisting of a sofa, two associated armchairs and two rocking chairs of similar design, having floral-carved crest rails, scrolled foliate arms, serpentine seat rails, cabriole legs and sofa foliate-carved feet, height 33 1/2 in., width 72 in., depth 19 in. $500/750
1267 1267. An American Classical Mahogany Chest of Drawers, c. 1830, superstructure of two drawers above two projecting drawers, graduated drawers below, free standing tapered columns, on turned feet ending in flattened discs, height 45 in., width 44 1/2 in., depth 21 in. $200/400
1268 1268. An American Renaissance Carved Mahogany Parlor Chair, late 19th c., the reticulated back with pendant grape clusters, swan's heads brackets, padded seat on trumpet turned legs, height 45 in. $400/600
1269 1269. A Pair of Rustic Faux Elk Horn Lodge Armchairs, entwined backs and arms, spotted "jungle cat" leather seats and conforming horn legs, height 52 in., width 21 in., depth 22 in. $600/800
1271 1271. A Pair of Eero Saarinen Womb Chairs and Matching Ottomans, 20th c., labeled "Knoll International, Madison Ave., New York", one chair in moss green wool tweed with molded back and arms and splayed chrome legs, the other in green woven wool with splayed black painted iron legs, each with a matching ottoman, chair height 36 in.; ottoman height 13 1/2 in., width 24 in., depth 21 in. Note: Condition, fabric worn and stained. $500/700
1272

1272

1272. A Pair of American Modern Walnut and Chrome Side Tables, c. 1940-1950, labeled "Knoll Associates, Inc., 575 Madison Ave., New York, 22", with circular tops on square chrome finished legs, height 19 in., diameter 24 in.; together with a Knoll walnut and chrome rectangular coffee table, height 17 in., width 45 in., depth 23 in. $200/300
No Image For This Lot 1293. A Pair of Overstuffed Upholstered Chairs, square backs, one with scroll arms, one with square arms, both with yellow damask upholstery, height 30 1/2 in., width 27 in., depth 27 in. $100/200
No Image For This Lot 1294. A Mission-Style Oak Pedestal, the square top over a square shaft and base, height 35 in., width 12 in., depth 12 in. $100/200
1295 1295. A Mid-Century Modern Marble and Enameled Metal Coffee Table, c. 1960, height 16 3/4 in., width 36 1/4 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $100/200
1358 1358. A Southern Pine "Lazy Susan" Table, late 19th c., the circular revolving plateau above a circular plank top, the recessed frieze raised on square turned legs, table height 29 in., overall height 32 in., diameter 53 in. $200/300
No Image For This Lot 1359. An American Victorian Beaded and Burl Walnut Plateau, c. 1850, having an acanthus-decorated, Greek-key enframed central design worked in grisaille on a blue background, raised on brass ball feet with inlaid decorative sides, length 24 in., width 10 3/4 in. $200/300
1360 1360. A Pair of Late Victorian Stained Pine Pedestals, 19th c., each having a square swivel top, fluted turned stem with center collar, on square base, height 43 in., width 17 in., depth 17 in. $400/600
1361 1361. A Pair of American Victorian Mahogany Open Armchairs, mid-19th c., with molded rounded backs, padded scrolled arms, serpentine seat and carved cabriole legs, height 39 3/8 in. $200/300
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