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0023 23. An American or English Carved Rosewood Portfolio Stand, mid-19th c., having a slatted adjustable frame on lyre-form upright supports and arched trestle feet ending in scrolled toes, turned stretcher, closed height 41 in., width 30 in., depth 24 in. $2500/3500
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24. An American Late Federal Carved Mahogany Games Table, early 19th c., Boston, the foldover swivel top over a foliate-carved apron and floriform support, on four foliate-carved legs with brass paw feet and casters, height 29 in., width 38 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $2000/3000
0025 25. A Good Set of Six American Classical Carved Mahogany Side Chairs, c. 1820-1830, Philadelphia, figured crest rails on scrolled balloon backs, trapezoidal seats, faceted legs, seat rails with incised Roman numerals 4, 5, 10, 12, 14, height 31 1/2 in. $1500/2000
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26. An American Late Classical Highly Carved Mahogany Poster Bed, 19th c., the paneled headboard with turned and carved crest, the posts carved with grapes and grapevines, reeded legs with brass ball feet, height 98 in., length 74 in., width 60 in. $4000/6000
0027 27. A Set of Twelve Antique American Late Classical Mahogany Armchairs, mid-19th c., probably Albany, New York, shaped crests, scrolled arms, vasiform splats, slip seats with curved seat rail on saber legs connected by stretchers. $8000/12000
0028 28. An American Classical Mahogany Bookcase on Cabinet, early 19th c., the cornice above a wide frieze and glazed doors, the base with paneled doors, on bulbous turned feet, height 87 in., width 43 in., depth 14 1/2 in. $2000/3000
0029 29. An American Late Classical Mahogany Pier Table, c. 1830-40, Philadelphia, original Egyptian marble top, ogee molded apron, bold scrolled supports with circular inset mirrors, a stepped plinth, beveled mirror back, stepped blocked feet, height 37 in., width 42 in., depth 19 in. $2000/3000
0030 30. A Good Pair of American or English Carved Mahogany Armchairs, c. 1850, finely molded frames, the pierced back sloping to padded arms, down cushioned seats. $1000/1500
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87. A Fine American Rococo Carved and Inlaid Rosewood Secretary-Bookcase, mid-19th c., elaborate reticulated crest, glazed doors, flanked by barley-twist stiles, cylinder lid with floral marquetry, satinwood interiors, well-carved cabriole legs, scroll feet, height 80 1/2 in., width 35 in., depth 19 in. $7000/10000
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88. A Rare American Neo-Grec "Centennial" Incised, Ebonized and Inlaid Walnut Fern Stand, c. 1876, New York, circular top inlaid with bust of George Washington, American eagle and shield, and dates "1776" and "1876"; bracket supports, turned standards and canted legs, height 28 1/2 in., diameter 20 in. $2500/4000
Note: A rectangular inlaid walnut side table attributed to Kilian Bros. (New York, 1856-c.1880) and illustrated in Dubrow, Styles of American Furniture 1860-1960, p. 47 and also illustrated in Kimball's Book of Designs, 1876 has Centennial inlaid decoration very similar to that in lot 88.
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89. A Fine American Neo-Grec Rosewood, Ebonized, Inlaid and Gilt Lady's Desk, late 19th c., New York, stepped étagère centered by a small door with trophee panel, slant-front writing lid with musical trophée, tapering incised and gilded legs connected by an X-stretcher with leather padded foot rest, the whole with intricate geometric exotic woods banding, height 64 1/2 in., width 31 1/2 in., depth 20 1/2 in. $4000/6000
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90. A Fine American Renaissance Carved Walnut, Burled and Gilt-Decorated Parlor Cabinet, c. 1870, labeled "MOORE, YORK & HOWELL (successors to Moore & Campion) / FINE CABINET FURNITURE WAREROOMS, NOS. 261, 263, & 265 SOUTH SECOND ST., MANUFACTORY 227, 229, 231 ... ST., PHILADELPHIA, ESTABLISHED 1833", anthemion crest, stepped plinth, spring loaded drawer and cupboard flanked by turreted stiles, conforming blocked base, detailed use of strapwork, husk carving and gilt incised overall, satinwood interior, height 55 1/2 in., width 61 in., depth 21 1/2 in. $5000/7000
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91. A Good Pair of American Renaissance Inlaid and Gilt-Incised Rosewood, Marquetry and Gilt Bronze-Mounted Pedestals, c. 1870, New York, each with fabric covered plinths, with an open brass roundel, anthemion inlaid frieze, each panel centered with bronze medallions alternating with carved rosette, gilt bronze banding, incised and scrolled bracket corners and blocked feet, height 41 in., width 22 in., depth 22 in. $5000/7000
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92. A Rare American Carved Oak U.S. House of Representatives Chair, mid-19th c., attributed to Bembe & Kimbel, New York, the crest with federal shield surrounded by oak leaf clusters, shaped stiles with oak and bellflower, scrolled arm terminals, highly carved seat rail and turned legs, seat frame stamped 86 and marked CCCX. $14000/18000
Note: The designer of this chair, Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-1887), architect of the expansion of the U.S. Capitol, was responsible for the majority of the redesigned House of Representatives wing. The chairs, made by the Bembe and Kimbel firm, were in use from 1857 to 1873 when remodeling resulted in the sale of the Walter furnishings.
Other chairs from this historic group have been sold in these rooms as lot 496 on October 4, 2003, lot 553 on February 18, 2005, lot 687 on June 11, 2005, and as lot 443 on September 30, 2006.
Reference: A similar chair is illustrated in High Museum of Art, Art and Enterprise, pp. 366-367.
0093 93. An American Aesthetic Brass and Mahogany Side Table, c. 1880-1890, attributed to the Charles Parker Co., Meriden, Connecticut, rectangular top and shelf, brass skirt with sunflower band, brass rod legs ending in spherules, height 30 in., width 23 in., depth 17 in. $800/1200
Note: A table bearing the Charles Parker Co. label in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art has a bas relief cluster of sunflowers, looping brackets and spherule feet indentical to those in lot 93.
Reference: See D'Ambrosio, Brass Menagerie, p. 49. pl. 20.
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97. An American Classical Mahogany Armoire in the Egyptian Taste, c. 1820-1830, New York, the outset cornice over arched frieze, the pair of paneled doors opening to an interior fitted with shelves and a drawer and flanked by tapering columns, blocked plinth with trapezoidal feet, height 90 in., width 69 in., depth 29 in. $4000/6000
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98. An American Classical Mahogany Sewing Table, c. 1825, Boston, the top with three lidded compartments above a cove molded skirt, raised on lyre supports, with arched scrolled legs, height 32 in., width 30 in., depth 15 1/2 in. $1500/2000
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100. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood and Laminated Parlor Suite, mid-19th c., attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks, New York, in the pattern known as "Stanton Hall", comprised of a settee, a pair of armchairs and four side chairs, settee length 65 in. $15000/25000
Provenance: By family repute, purchased directly from J. & J.W. Meeks by Moses Christy, by descent to the present owners. Mr. Christy was the proprietor of J and M Confectionery, which New York City Directories show at various locations including 380 Pearl St., 120 Prince St. and 222 Church St., from 1852 through 1884.
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101. A Fine American Carved Rosewood Library Table, mid-19th c., stenciled "Alexander Roux, 478 B-way, N.Y." twice, the rectangular top with gadrooned molding over a skirt with two drawers, scrolled aprons, pendants, on barley twist legs with scroll cabochon and barley twist stretcher, turned legs, casters, height 30 1/2 width 48 in., depth 25 1/2 in. $3000/5000
Note: Born in 1813 and trained as an ebeniste in Paris, Alexander Roux emigrated to New York City and established a workshop and warerooms on Broadway Avenue specializing in Rococo Revival items. By mid-century, Roux employed 125 people, and was producing wares in the highest mode, expanding his repertoire to include the most fashionable examples of Revival styles before most other American cabinet makers. Landscape architect and critic Andrew Jackson Downing praised Roux, "In New York, the rarest and most elaborate designs, especially for drawing room and library use, are to be found at the warehouse or Roux..."
Reference: Downing, Architecture of Country Houses, p. 432.
0102 102. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Triple Back Sofa, mid-19th c., the floral and shell carved crest over a scroll pierced back, serpentine seat rail, cabriole legs, height 45 in., width 74 in., depth 23 1/2 in. $1200/1800
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103. An American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Library Chair, c. 1850-1860, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, the floral and cabochon carved crest on molded C scroll stiles; barrel-form arm supports, serpentine seat, cabriole legs, casters, height 48 in. $3000/5000
Note: The inward facing c-scrolls on this example recall a side chair in the Manney collection, Schwartz, Stanek and True, The Furniture of John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival, p. 53, pl. 21-21a. A rosewood chair attributed to Belter from the Manney collection with similar tall and waisted barrel back with reticulated stiles is illustrated Ibid, p. 45, pl. 9-9a.
0104 104. An American Rococo Laminated and Carved Rosewood Center Table, attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks, mid-19th c., New York, the original marble top, pierced scalloped rocaille carved skirt centered by clusters of flowers, on scrolled cabriole legs with floral carved knees, scrolled toes fitted with casters, shaped pierced stretcher centered with a fruit and flower filled tazza, foliate urn and lobed pendant drop, height 30 1/2 in., width 46 in., depth 29 1/2 in. $18000/25000
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106. A Fine American Late Classical Figured Mahogany Armoire, c. 1830, New York, in the Gothic taste, the arched cornice above a pair of doors with beveled Gothic panels opening to sliding shelves and flanked by columns on scroll plinths; the sides with beveled wardrobe doors; massive scroll feet, height 92 in., width 65 1/2 in., depth 29 in. $8000/12000
Note: The arched cornice and Gothic paneled doors flanked by columns on this lot are very similar to those in "item 28" illustrated in the well known broadside advertisement from J. and J. W. Meeks. The use of a brass molding between the doors, the details on all the door panels and the presence of the side wardrobe compartments place this armoire in the top tier of the documented work from the Meeks firm.
Reference: The Meeks broadside illustrated in Wendy Cooper, Classical Taste in America 1800-1840, p. 211, pl. 168.
0108 108. A Fine American Rococo Carved Rosewood Small Pedestal Commode, mid-19th c., New York, square white marble top, ogee molded frieze with drawer, arched panel, cabinet carved on all four sides, shaped apron, scroll feet, height 29 in., width 16 in., depth 16 in. $1200/1800
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109. An American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Bergere, mid-19th c., attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, bas relief crest carved with roses and mask, waisted back with reticulated acanthus carved stiles continuing to barrel-form arms, serpentine seat rail, cabriole legs, height 45 in. $4000/6000
Note: A rosewood chair attributed to Belter from the Manney collection with similar tall and waisted barrel back with reticulated stiles is illustrated in Schwartz, Stanek and True, The Furniture of John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival, p. 45, pl. 9-9a.
0110 110. An American Rococo Cast Iron Hall Tree, mid-19th c., cresting in an urn of flowers with branch work arms and pendant clusters, fitted with hooks and small oval mirror topped by an eagle, foliate scrolled feet incorporating drip pans, height 79 in., width 30 in., depth 16 in. $1500/2500
0111 111. An American Federal Mahogany Drop-Leaf Sewing Table, c. 1825, fitted with two drawers and raised on columnar supports and outswept molded legs with brass paw feet, joined by turned stretcher, height 29 1/2 in., width 35 1/2 in., depth 21 in. $1200/1800
0112 112. An American Rococo Rosewood Child's Chair, c. 1840-50, shell and floral carved arched crest, padded back, finials over turned stiles, padded arms terminating in spherules, rectangular seat on turned legs, height 38 1/2 in., width 17 in., depth 14 in. $1200/1800
0113 113. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Footstool, mid-19th c., serpentine upholstered seat, paneled foliate carved frame on cabriole legs with casters, height 14 in., width 19 in., depth 19 in. $1000/1500
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114. An American Classical Mahogany Mixing Table, early 19th c., attributed to Anthony Quervelle, Philadelphia, the later Egyptian marble top above a molded frieze with sliding serving tray lined in oilcloth above a cupboard door with trapezoidal mirror, on scrolled plinth terminating in spool turned, molded edge raised on demilune feet, height 38 1/2 in., width 38 in., depth 19 in. $5000/7000
Note: A cabinet bearing Quervelle's stamp from the Lee Anderson collection has a waisted case form, a use of gothic décor, and lunette feet similar to those on lot 114, shown above. Illustrated in Robert Smith, "The Furniture of Anthony Quervelle, Part IV, Some Case Pieces", Magazine Antiques, page 189, pl. 11.
0115 115. An American Federal Mahogany Étagère, early 19th c., the four shelves supported by turned uprights, canted to the front, drawer below on turned tapered legs with cup casters, height 60 in., width 25 1/2 in., depth 12 1/2 in. $2000/3000
0116 116. A Fine Set of Eight Federal-Style Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs in the Hepplewhite Taste, branded A.H. Davenport, Boston and New York, each having a rectangular back with fluted tablet crest, reeded spindles and slightly curved seat rail, raised on reeded tapered legs ending in spade feet, upholstered in caramel leather. $4000/6000
Note: Known for good design and splendid craftsmanship, the A.H. Davenport Company maintained prestigious showrooms in Boston and New York supplied by workshops located in East Cambridge and Boston. The sophisticated application of a Hepplewhite influenced design (after New York makers Slover and Taylor 1703-1772) used in these chairs demonstrates the historical aesthetic of Davenport's clientele. Reference: For more on the Davenport firm, see Anne Farnam, "A.H. Davenport Company, Boston Furniture Makers", The Magazine Antiques, May 1976, pp. 1048-1055.
0119 119. A Good Associated Pair of Anglo-Indian Carved Ebony and Calamander Tables, mid-19th c., in the Regency style, each with gadrooned and segmented top on carved acanthus supports, four carved downswept legs, height 31 1/2 in., width 22 1/2 in., depth 22 1/2 in. $2500/3500
0150 150. A Rare American Neo-Grec Paint-Decorated Slipper Chair, late 19th c., attributed to Herter Bros., New York, circular back with turned finialed stiles, circular seat with scalloped rail on turned legs, retaining original paint and gilt decoration, height 30 in. $1500/2000
Note: The distinctive polychromed decoration, circular back, and fluted supports of this chair are identical to those on two chairs attributed to Herter Brothers. One sold from the Peter Hill collection c. 2001, the other appears in a c. 1870 photograph of the drawing room of Lockwood Matthews Mansion, Norwalk, Connecticut.
Reference: Franklin, Maine Antiques Digest, August 2001 and Howe, Frelinghusen, Voorsinger, Herter Brothers, Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age, p. 143.
0151 151. An American Neo-Grec Polychromed and Ebonized Guéridon, late 19th c., the top with inset tooled leather within a geometric banding, scalloped skirt, turned tapered supports with central vasiform stem, scrolled arched legs blocked at the base, retaining original paint decoration, in a fine state of preservation, height 28 in., diameter 27 in. $4000/6000
Exhibited: Lockwood-Matthews Mansion, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1998
Note: The polychromed decoration, fluted supports and scalloped skirt are elements similar to those on a chair attributed to Herter Bros. appearing in a c. 1870 photograph of the drawing room of Lockwood Matthews Mansion. According to the previous owner, this table and the preceding lot are similar to those in period photographs of the second floor landing of the "Moorish Room" of the Lockwood Matthews Mansion.
Reference: Photograph chair illustrated in Howe, Frelinghusen, Voorsinger, Herter Brothers, Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age, p. 143
0152 152. An American Neo-Grec Polychromed Guéridon, late 19th c., top with inset tooled leather, geometric and scalloped borders, scalloped skirt, tapered spindles and center vasiform stem connected to down-curved scalloped legs ending in ball feet, en suite with previous lot, height 27 in., diameter 23 in. $3000/5000
0153 153. An Ebonized Folding Yacht Chair, c. 1900, stenciled "Richard J. Delaney", in green twill upholstery. $100/150
0154 154. A Fine American Aesthetic Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Side Chair, late 19th c., New York or Philadephia, the rectangular back with fillet carved moldings, geometric and rosette inner border, velvet backed pierced bronze reserve of sunflower and scrolling vines with swagged pendant, conforming seat rail, tapered legs fitted with bronze caps ending in ball and claw feet, height 34 1/2 in. $800/1200
0162 162. An American Eastlake Carved and Burl Walnut Armoire, c. 1875, stepped flared cornice, arched foliate and flower carved frieze, paneled burled doors, fluted, rosetted stiles, the base with large drawers on blocked feet, height 94 in., width 64 in., depth 24 in. $2000/3000
0163 163. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut and Burled Dresser, c. 1865, with pediment crest, mirror back with scrolled sides, ornamented overall with burled panels and bosses, marble top drop center above drawers retaining original pendant pulls, turned stiles, on conforming base, height 94 1/2 in., width 52 in., depth 21 1/2 in. $1200/1800
0164 164. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut Bedstead, c. 1865, the divided headboard with rectangular burled panels flanking a half-round turned spindle, finialed uprights with burled strapwork spears, arched conforming footboard and rails, height 79 in., width 63 in., length 76 in. $3000/5000
0165 165. A Fine American Neo-Grec Polychromed, Ebonized, Incised and Gilt-Decorated Pedestal, c. 1870, attributed to Kilian Bros., New York, the top with incised brackets, turned stem, blocked rosetted waist, columnar turning below on conforming square base, in a fine state of preservation, retaining original paint, gilt and ebonization, height 41 1/2 in., width 12 in., depth 12 in. $2500/3500
Note: A pedestal by Kilian Bros. identical to lot 165 is pictured in the Kilian Brothers catalog of 1870. Another identical piece is part of the St. Germain collection.
Reference: D'Ambrosio, "High Style Mass Produced American Furniture", Magazine Antiques, May 1999, p.727, pl. II and p. 728, fig. 1.
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166. An American Aesthetic Cherrywood and Faux Bamboo Sunderland Table, late 19th c., New York, narrow rectangular top with drop leaves with bamboo molded edges on paired curved legs connected by stretchers, height 26 in., open length 24 1/2 in., width 27 1/2 in. $1000/1500
0187 187. An Anglo-Indian Carved Ebony Octagonal Center Table, probably early 20th c., the radial veneered top of calamanderwood, on phoenix carved quadripartite base. $2000/3000
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253. An American Classical Carved Mahogany and Gilt-Stenciled Games Table, c. 1830, rosewood banded D-shape top, satinwood paneled and stenciled skirt with tazza of fruit, anthemion scrolls, and flower head banding on acanthus carved stem with crosshatched collar raised on acanthus carved, arched legs ending in paw feet, height 29 in., width 36 in., depth 18 in. $1500/2500
0254 254. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Marble Top Washstand, c. 1820, attributed to Anthony Quervelle, Philadelphia, the scrolled backsplash with carved vinery, original marble top, bolection drawer with gadrooning below, turned supports, incurvate shelf, blocked and turned legs ending in button feet, height 37 in., width 29 1/2 in., depth 19 1/2 in. $1200/1800
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255. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Escritoire, mid-19th c., stenciled label "A. Roux, French Cabinetmaker, Nos. 479-484 Broadway, New York" and bears paper label "Roux & Co. 479 Broadway, 43-46 Mercer Street, New York, French Cabinet Makers and Importers of Fancy Buhl and Mosaic Furniture, Alexander Roux, Joseph Cabus", the galleried top with pierced crest centered by a cabochon cartouche, finely turned spindled supports and half round moldings flanking a mirrored cupboard compartment with satinwood inlaid drawers and lining, foliate carved scalloped skirt and cabriole legs, height 75 in., width 64 in., depth 19 in. $7000/9000
0256 256. An American Federal Mahogany Sideboard, early 19th c., New York, the stepped backsplash flanked by a brass gallery, outset frieze drawers on reeded columnar supports flanking paneled doors on a blocked and fluted plinth, reeded legs, brass ball feet, height 52 in., width 72 1/2 in., depth 26 in. $6000/8000
Note: The stepped backsplash, lozenge gallery supports, recessed slides, outset frieze drawers and reeded legs on lot 256 are very similar to those on a New York sideboard attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854) and conserved by the Colonial Dames of America in the Andrew Low House, Savannah, Georgia.
Reference: See Denker, "A Gracious Way of Life", The Magazine Antiques, (July, 2007), p. 107, fig. 15.
0257 257. An American Federal Cherrywood and Inlaid Mahogany Bowfront Chest of Drawers, late 18th/early 19th c., the crossbanded top above graduated cockbeaded drawers, on "French" feet, height 35 1/4 in., width 40 1/2 in., depth 23 1/2 in. $2500/3500
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258. A Fine American Gothic Figured Mahogany Center Table, c. 1840, attributed to John Needles, Baltimore, the octagonal segmented top of figural veneers, ogee molded skirt with trefoil drops, arched stem with beaded moldings and turned finial, plinth base ending in scalloped ogee bracket feet, height 28 in., diameter 36 in. $2500/3500
Note: The precision placement of the finely figured veneers, particularly the tight symmetry of the radial veneers on the top of lot 257 is indicative of the work of Quaker cabinet maker John Needles (Baltimore, wc. 1808-1853). Further, the scalloped skirt, reticulated column, turned pendants, plinth base, and bracket feet on this example are very close to those on a labeled Needles pier table in the Anderson collection exhibited at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
Reference: Howe and Warren, The Gothic Revival Style in America 1830-1870, p.35, pl. 62.
0266 266. A Good American Classical Rosewood and Bronze-Mounted Pier Table, c. 1825, New York, original white marble top above a frieze retaining gilt bronze mounts representing muses Erato and Terpsichore and embellished with a die-cut brass border of stars contained within brass stringing; each marble column fitted with a gilt bronze engine-turned capital and base, the marble pilasters flanking a mirror plate, the concave plinth raised on carved giltwood and verde antico animal paw feet, original mirror plate, height 37 in., width 42 in., depth 18 in. $5000/8000
0267 267. An American Classical Mahogany Washstand, c. 1830, Boston, the arched backsplash with scrolled ends, a white marble top, drawer and paneled door flanked by columns, blocked plinth, spherule feet, height 36 in., width 20 in., depth 17 1/2 in. $800/1200
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268. A Rare American Rococo Carved Rosewood Center Table, c. 1850-1860, labeled "J. H. Belter Co. Warehouse 552 Broadway Manufacturers of All Kinds of Fine Furniture, New York", in the pattern known as "Rosalie", the original serpentine marble top above a conforming apron with floral clusters, acanthus scrolls above scrolled dolphin carved legs ending in original brass casters, centered by a flower bouquet with arched stretchers, retaining the original finish and good color, height 29 in., width 42 in., depth 33 in. $40000/60000
Note: The distinctive shape of the frame, dolphin supports and stretcher scrolls on lot 267 are identical to those on a Belter table in the Manney collection and illustrated in Schwartz, Stanek and True, John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival, pp. 68-69, pl. 47-47c. The basket with deeply carved flowers is very similar to those on another Manney collection table by Belter, illustrated, ibid, p. 70, pl. 48-48b.
0269 269. A Pair of American Rococo Carved Rosewood Side Chairs, floral and ribbon carved crest, padded shield backs, serpentine seat rails, cabriole legs, green velvet upholstery, height 37 1/2 in. $800/1200
0270 270. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Sofa, early 19th c., Philadelphia, acanthus scrolled rail centered by a flame veneered tablet with shell and cornucopia carved crest, deeply scrolled foliate carved arms terminating in bosses, reeded seat rail interspersed with blocked bosses on fully articulated dolphin carved feet, height 28 in., width 94 in., depth 22 1/2 in. $4000/6000
Note: The tablet-centered crestrail, distinctively scrolled arms, bold reeding, concentric seatrail terminals, and finely carved looping dolphin feet on lot 270 are similar to those on several known Philadelphia sofas, one conserved by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and illustrated in Boor, Philadelphia Empire Furniture, p. 366, fig. 221 and two others privately held illustrated ibid, pp. 367-368, pl. 222-223.
0271 271. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Center Table, mid-19th c., the serpentine marble top above a foliate carved scalloped skirt, the acanthus carved cabriole legs topped by lobed half round elements, scrolled stretcher centered by an urn finial, height 29 in., width 40 in., depth 29 in. $1500/2500
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272. A Fine American Late Classical Mahogany Extension Dining Table in the Gothic Taste, early 19th c., Philadelphia, the circular top opening with a sophisticated brass concertina extension mechanism, cluster column support, quadripartite plinth with bosses, two antique 18 3/4 in. leaves and two antique 20 in. leaves, height 29 in., closed diameter 40 in., fully extended length 125 in. $7000/9000
Note: The cluster pedestal and four part plinth on lot 271 are similar to those on an extension dining table in the Varner-Hogg Plantation House, West Columbia, Texas, and also relate to a patented extension table by Lewis Thorn (Philadelphia wc. 1844-52) in the Bayou Bend Collection, Houston. The innovative concertina-action extension mechanism on this table recalls extensions patented in England by the prestigious Gillows firm of Lancaster and London in 1800, and is further related to a Philadelphia table held by the Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah.
Reference: Varner-Hogg table illustrated in Otto American Furniture of the 19th c., p.99, pl. 213. Thorn table illustrated Warren, Brown, Coleman, Neff, American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, p. 134, pl. F217. Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, April 1967, p. 286. A Gillows accordion extension table from 1813 made for Broughton Hall, Yorkshire of similar form to that above is illustrated in Margaret Jourdain, Regency Furniture, p. 65, fig. 130; Telfair table illus. Boor, Philadelphia Empire Furniture p. 151, fig 32.
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274. A Highly Important American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Parlor Suite, c. 1850-1860, New York, commonly referred to as the "Bird" pattern, comprising a sofa, three side chairs, and a gentleman's armchair, the sofa crest with elaborate scrolling vines centering a cartouche of flowers flanked by birds plucking grapes, serpentine seat rail with cartouche at center on cabriole legs, attractively upholstered in cobalt blue and yellow cut silk documentary fabric, height 53 in., approximate length 80 in., depth 21 in. $60000/80000
Reference: For a closely related example of this rare form see both American Furniture of the 19th c., Dubrow, pg. 119, and Bayou Bend, Houston, pg. 145, pl. F235.
0275 275. An American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Lady's Armchair, mid-19th c., New York City, the tall crest with floral cartouche, undulating vines and scrolling leaves with grape clusters, scrolled arms, circular seat with cartouche on cabriole legs, finely upholstered in documentary cobalt blue and yellow silk, found en suite with the preceding lot, height 49 in., width 21 in., depth 23 in. $10000/15000
Reference: American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, pg. 145, pl. F235.
0467 467. A Pair of American Rococo Laminated and Carved Rosewood Side Chairs, c. 1850-60, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, in the pattern commonly referred to as "Tuthill King", the crest enclosing flower blossoms, pierced grape vines centered by a shell cartouche; shaped c and s scrolled stiles, the circular seats with conforming carved rail, on rose carved cabriole legs, height 38 in., width 17 in., depth 17 in. $15000/25000
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468. A Pair of American Late Classical Mahogany Side Chairs, c. 1840, New York, branded D. Phyfe, figured and shaped crest and splat, trapezoidal slip seat, on turned tapered legs with button feet. $1200/1800
0470 470. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Étagère Cabinet, c. 1850-1860, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, elaborate reticulated arched crest with high relief grapes and flowers, the mirrored back flanked by shelves supported on grape-carved scrolled brackets, original serpentine white marble top over mirrored doors, flanked by serpentine shelves on baluster supports, foliate carved base with disc feet, height 98 in., width 59 in., depth 16 1/2 in. $25000/40000
Note: The mirror shape and the scroll and grapevine crest on lot 468 are unmistakably attributable to the Belter firm and nearly identical to those on a "Rosalie" rosewood étagère attributed to Belter from the Service Collection. The shape of the lower cabinet, with fluted ovolo corners on the frieze, finger molded stiles with scroll terminals flanking a bifurcated center cabinet and a plinth with conforming ovolo corners is very similar to those on a rosewood étagère attributed to J.H. Belter in the Bayou Bend Collection, Houston.
Reference: See Dubrow, American Furniture of the 19th c., pp. 146-147 and Warren, Brown, Coleman, Neff, American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, pp. 148-149, pl. F241.
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471. An American Renaissance Bronze-Mounted Carved, Incised and Burled Walnut Bedstead, c. 1865-1875, attributed to Herter Bros., New York, the headboard with broken pediment centered by a key carved finial, laurel wreath and bronze gorgon masque, with geometric panels, fluted and lotus carved stiles; bracketed and paneled rails; conforming foot board centered by concentric medallion, bracket feet, height 86 1/2 in., mattress width 59 in., length 77 1/2 in. $5000/7000
Note: The high style key carved finial and the finely carved laurel wreath on the headboard of this lot are similar to those on the headboard of a burl walnut bedstead sold in these rooms as lot 454 in September 1995, attributed to Herter Bros. and from the Mathews estate, probably part of the furnishings of the Lockwood Mathews Mansion, Norwalk Connecticut.
The use of a fine bronze plaque on this bed is also indicative of the Herter firm in its employment of sophisticated iconography. The gorgon head depicted in the plaque functions as an apotrope, protecting sleepers from harm, much like gorgon masks on ancient Etruscan and Roman temples.
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472. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Demilune Card Table, early 19th c., New York, attributed to John Budd, the highly figured top and skirt with inlaid tablet at center, spiral turned acanthus carved legs topped by paterae and ending in brass ferrules, height 30 in., width 36 in., depth 18 in. $2500/3500
Note: With a Manhattan workshop on Fulton Street between William and Nassau Streets, John Budd (wc. 1817-1840) advertised in 1817 "Orders from southern ports immediately tended to, and all furniture warranted." Examples of his work appear in Charleston inventories.
A games table held by Ginsburg and Levy labeled by Budd with legs identical to those on lot 472 is illustrated in McClelland, Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency 1795-1830. See also Mc Innis and Leath, "Beautiful Specimens, Elegant Patterns, New York Furniture for the Charleston Market, 1810-1840," American Furniture, Chipstone Foundation, 1996, pp. 154-157.
0473 473. A Rare Baltimore Classical Mahogany Mixing Table, early 19th c., the Egyptian marble top set within a molded edge, single drawer, on ring turned, tapered legs, height 30 in., width 26 in., depth 25 in. $2000/3000
0474 474. An American Late Classical Carved Mahogany Meridienne, c. 1835-1845, attributed to Duncan Phyfe and Son, New York, the serpentine backrail with fan and twin boss crest, s-scroll arms, molded seat rail, plinth legs and reeded feet on casters, height 37 in., width 78 in., depth 26 in. $5000/7000
Provenance: Sorrel-Weed House, Savannah, Georgia. Remarkably, this house, centrally located on Savannah's Madison Square, hosted both Generals Robert E. Lee and William Tecumseh Sherman within a three-year span.
Note: The placement and proportion of the boss terminals on the scroll arms of this lot are nearly identical to those on a meridienne attributed to Phyfe descended in the family of Samuel Foot and now conserved by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A sofa also attributed to Phyfe and Son with a similar fan and twin boss crest to that on this meridienne was offered in these rooms as lot 659 on May 20, 2006.
Reference: Mc Clelland, Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency, 1795-1830, p. 274, pl. 261 and www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/phla/ho_66.221.1.htm
0475 475. A Pair of American Late Classical Mahogany Armchairs early 19th c., arched crest and bowed splat, scroll arms on baluster supports, trapezoidal black leather seat with nailhead trim, molded seat rail, turned front legs, height 35 1/ 2 in. $2500/3500
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476. A Good Federal Cuban Mahogany Armoire, c. 1810, New York, probably workshop of Phyfe or Allison, the molded flared cornice above a plain frieze, figured paneled doors, the fluted rounded stiles on turned tapered legs ending in brass ferrules with ball feet, interior fitted with three shelves, height 90 1/2 in., width 55 in., depth 22 in. $4000/6000
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477. An American Late Classical Mahogany Work Table, early 19th c., bears a broadside label of "Meeks and Sons Manufactory, Cabinet Furniture, 43 & 45 Broad Street, New York" in the center compartment of fitted interior, the banded top lifts up to a finely fitted interior, two drawers, waisted standard, incurvate plinth, bold scrolled feet, casters, height 32 1/2 in., width 24 1/2 in., depth 20 3/4 in. $3000/4000
Note: A rare form in the known output by the Meeks firm, this work table has legs that scroll above the plane of the plinth in the same manner as those pictured in the well-known Joseph Meeks & Sons broadside illustrated in Cooper, Classical Taste in America 1800-1840, p. 211, pl. 168.
0478 478. A Federal Mahogany Bowfront Chest of Drawers, with two short and three long drawers with cockbeaded moldings, French feet, height 36 1/2 in., width 37 in., depth 21 1/2 in. $2000/3000
0479 479. A Federal Mahogany Candlestand, early 19th c., circular dished top, turned standard, outswept legs, scrolled feet, height 30 in., width 19 in., depth 19 in. $1000/1500
0482A 482A. An American Rococo Rosewood Firescreen, mid-19th c., the petitpoint and needlepoint canvas depicting a religious scene with large Gothic fountain, the frame cresting in flowers and grapes, on arched trestle legs, height 68 in., width 35 in., depth 20 in. $2000/3000
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483. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut Sideboard, mid-19th c., Baltimore, the arched backsplash crested with anthemia and a roundel of gamebirds, fruiting festoons below with two tiers of shelves; lower case with D-end cabinet doors with carved panels, flanking two drawers and a pair of doors with fox heads in high relief, conforming plinth, height 86 in., width 73 1/2 in., depth 25 1/2 in. $5000/7000
Note: A very similar walnut sideboard attributed to a Baltimore maker that has two shelves on the backsplash, a juxtaposition of Neo-Grec and carved animal decoration, and blocked, D-ended case is illustrated in Wiedman, Furniture in Maryland, p. 246, pl. 232.
0484 484. An American Restauration Mahogany Side Table, c. 1840, the serpentine marble top above a conforming skirt on paired scroll supports connected to a quadripartite scroll plinth with arched legs, height 29 in., width 35 in., depth 19 in. $1500/2500
0485 485. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Gentlemen's Dressing Chest, early 19th c., the rectangular mirror with acanthus scrolled supports on a superstructure of drawers, the bolection molded frieze drawer above a pair of drawers flanked by tapered Ionic columns on acanthus paw feet, height 64 in., width 40 1/2 in., depth 22 1/2 in. $1500/2000
0487 487. An American Aesthetic Paint-Decorated Easel, late 19th c., probably Herter Bros., New York, with finialed turned uprights, floral garland, mortised splat, holding shelf on base with splayed legs and medial stretcher, retaining original paint decoration, height 80 in., width 26 in., depth 15 in. $1500/2000
Note: An inlaid rosewood easel attributed to Herter Bros. of similar form to this lot sold as lot 670 in these rooms on July 30, 1999, and a labeled Herter bedroom suite from the estate of Connecticut Governor James Edward English with overall paint decoration in a manner similar to that on this easel was presented as lots 327-331 on December 3, 2001.
0488A 488A. An American Aesthetic Highly Carved Cherrywood Pedestal, late 19th c., beveled top, foliate pierced skirt with acorn pendant corners, tree trunk stem, rustically carved plinth base with a stag and doe on animal paw feet, height 34 in., width 16 1/2 in., depth 13 1/2 in. $1500/2500
Note: A pair of cherrywood stands with reticulated aprons and tree trunk standards nearly identical to that in this pedestal is illustrated in Dubrow, Styles of American Furniture, 1860-1960, p. 145.
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489. A Good American Aesthetic Mixed Metals Tabouret, c. 1870, the top with pierced foliate gilt bronze border, the central bronze plaque featuring a maiden on a rocky outcropping, on a twisted steel stem issuing scrolled arms terminating in silverplate flower blossoms, on arched legs, height 31 in., diameter 16 in. $1000/1500
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491. An American Walnut Writing Table, mid-19th c., labeled "Manufactured by Steven Smith & Co., Nos. 51 & 53 Cornhill, Boston", inset leather writing surface, skirt with a pair of drawers, foliate carved pulls, on turned legs, height 30 in., width 54 in., depth 30 1/2 in. $1500/2500
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500. A Louisiana Mahogany Armoire, late 18th/early 19th c., the molded cornice with chamfered corners above a plain frieze, paneled doors and scalloped skirt on cabriole legs, interior with original belt of three drawers, height 87 in., width 54 in., depth 20 in. $12000/18000
Provenance: Mrs. Lucie Woodward Webb Renaud (New Orleans, 1851-1925), and by decent to present owners.
Note: The understated cant of the cornice, the slight chamfer to the case corners, the wide plain frieze, molded paneled doors, the scalloped apron on the belt of drawers, and the delicate cabriole legs of this armoire clearly relate to those on a cherrywood armoire in the Houmas House collection which sold for $57,500 as lot 740 on May 18, 2003.
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501. An American Southern Walnut Plantation Desk, mid-19th c., the superstructure with a cove molded cornice, drawers, cupboard and scalloped inset shelf, the desk with inset oilcloth writing surface above drawers on turned, tapered, faceted legs ending in button feet, in "estate" condition, height 61 1/2 in., width 56 in., depth 36 in. $3000/5000
Provenance: From the estate of George U. Page.
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502. An American Federal Inlaid Mahogany Games Table, c. 1800, the bowfront top with serpentine sides having an inlaid edge of dark and lightwood stringing with a dart motif, the skirt with a satinwood panel containing a burled lozenge, the whole surrounded by dark and lightwood inlay, figured rectangular panels topping the turned tapered reeded legs, retaining a fine old surface, height 28 3/4 in., width 36 in., depth 17 in. $2000/3000
0503 503. A Fine American Federal Mahogany Campeche Chair, c. 1800-1825, probably Philadelphia, shaped crest, scrolled flat arms, shepherd's crook supports, curule legs connected by turned stretcher, in a fine state of preservation, height 40 in. $9000/12000
Note: Thomas Jefferson's use of this typically Louisiana and Caribbean seating form in furnishings at Monticello gave impetus for the campeche chair's production in Philadelphia and New York. An inlaid Philadelphia campeche chair with shaped arms, curule base and turned stretchers very similar to those seen on lot 503 belonged to Benjamin Franklin's great grandson, Franklin Bache (1792-1864) and is illustrated in Trione, "The Campeche Chair in the Metropolitan Museum of Art" Metropolitan Museum Journal, 2003, p. 202, p. 38.
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504. A Small Southern Cherrywood Secretary Bookcase in the Sheraton Taste, early 19th c., the upper case with a pair of doors over drawers, fold-out writing surface and drawer, raised on turned legs ending in button feet, height 53 in., width 32 in., depth 19 1/2 in. $1500/2500
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505. A Rare American Cuban Mahogany Armoire in the Louis XV Taste, early 19th c., probably Louisiana or lower Mississippi River Valley, the arched bonnet top with molded cornice over a pair of paneled doors with fiche hinges opening to a shelved interior, shaped apron, cabriole legs, cherry secondary wood, height 91 inches, width 48 inches, depth 21 1/2 inches. $10000/15000
Note: The arched bonnet top, paneled doors, scalloped skirt and squat cabriole legs of this lot are very similar to those on a cherry and cypress armoire in the Matilda Stream collection illustrated in Poesch, "Furniture of the River Road Plantations in Louisiana," Magazine Antiques, June 1977, p. 1186, pl. I.
0506 506. An American Late Federal Mahogany Bowfront Chest of Drawers, early 19th c., with graduated cockbeaded drawers, reeded stiles and turned reeded legs, height 40 in., width 43 3/4 in., depth 24 1/2 in. $2000/3000
0507 507. An American Late Classical Mahogany Library Armchair, c. 1840-1850, tall shaped and padded back, swan arm supports, reeded baluster front legs ending in brass cuffs and casters, height 41 1/2 in. $700/900
Provenance: Purchased in the early 1970's from Sacred Heart Academy by an alumnus, to the current owner.
0518 518. A Southern Federal Inlaid Walnut Slant Front Desk, early 19th c., the dovetailed case with well-fitted desk interior including letter slots, drawers, ledger holders and a secret compartment; four graduated cockbeaded drawers, shaped apron, bracket feet, yellow pine secondary wood, height 41 1/2 in., width 42 in., depth 21 in. $2000/3000
0519 519. 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.
0520 520. A Southern Late Federal Walnut Sugar Chest, early 19th c., probably Tennessee, lift top, void interior, the integral stand with drawer on tall ring turned, tapered legs, height 38 1/2 in., width 29 in., depth 19 1/2 in. $6000/8000
Note: The dovetailed case, drawered base and turned legs with tall feet of lot 520 are similar to those on two known Tennessee cherrywood sugar chests: one descended in a Lincoln County Tennessee family, the other descended in the family of Judge John Overton, Davison County, Tennessee.
Reference: Mc Pherson, "'That Article of Household Furniture Peculiar to Earlier Days in the South': Sugar Chests in Middle Tennessee and Central Kentucky," Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winter 1997, pp. 26-27, pl. 12-13.
0521 521. A Caribbean or West Indies Mahogany Lolling or Planter's Chair, mid-19th c., with exuberantly carved and inlaid scalloped crest, scrolled arms with bulbous turned uprights, inlaid seat rail and ring turned legs, height 40 1/2 in. $1500/2500
0522 522. A Louisiana Walnut Footstool, early 19th c., of diminutive proportions, with needlepoint seat on scalloped frame with cabriole legs, height 7 1/2 in., width 14 in., depth 9 in. $600/800
Note: A Louisiana walnut stool with legs similar to those on lot 522 was sold in these rooms as lot 432 on April 3, 2004. The restrained cabriole leg, scalloped skirt and side returns on this stool are similarly incorporated along the bases of several Louisiana armoires.
Reference: Louisiana case pieces with related skirt and legs include an armoire in the collection of Robert Judice illustrated in Poesch, "Furniture of the River Road Plantations in Louisiana," Magazine Antiques, June 1977, p. 1184, fig 1-1b.
0523 523. An American Federal Mahogany Side Table, c. 1820, the top above drawers fitted with original pressed brass pulls on acanthus carved legs ending in brass ferrules, height 28 3/4 in., width 22 1/4 in., depth 16 1/2 in. $1200/1800
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528. A Louisiana Mahogany Armoire, late 18th/early 19th c., having a canted and molded cornice above the pair of doors with typical brass fiche hinges; the interior case fitted with three long shelves and a medial belt of drawers which have been modified and are contained within a later frame; the whole raised on cabriole legs centering a scrolled deep skirt, poplar, cherrywood and pine secondary woods, height 83 in., width 51 1/2 in., depth 20 3/4 in. $15000/25000
Note: The flush panels and door stiles, the tiered scalloping of the cornice and the slight hoof terminating the cabriole leg on this armoire are very similar to those on a walnut and cypress armoire signed "Glapion" from the Smith collection illustrated in Poesch, Early Furniture of Louisiana, p. 18-19, figs. 7-7a.
Provenance: Descended in the family of the esteemed collector Ms. Claire Chalaron who was a client of the early Louisiana antiquarian Juanita Elfert.
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529. A Louisiana Cherrywood Cellarette, c. 1810-1830, the beveled top on a paneled case, fluted leg stiles on bandy legs, poplar secondary wood, height 28 in., width 18 1/2 in., depth 14 1/4 in. $9000/12000
Note: This rare bottle case is important evidence of the continuation of the French style and Louis XV antecedents as well as the introduction of Anglo-American influences in Louisiana cabinet making in the early 19th century.
The use of a beveled board (an element usually reserved for door and side panels) for the hinged top of this cabinet likely alludes to the "sarcophagus" tops seen on Classical style American, British, and Continental cellarettes. The paneled construction of the subject piece, with nearly flush panels and stiles, recalls the door construction of most Louisiana armoires (and contrasts with bottle cabinets made in the Middle South, where most examples consist of a dovetailed box on a joined frame).
The most striking attributes of this cabinet are the abbreviated fluted stiles over exuberant "bandy" cabriole legs. These Louis XV flourishes are similar to those on a c. 1819 Louisiana carved cherrywood tea table from New Orleans' Poydras Home (Female Poydras Orphans Asylum), now conserved by the Louisiana State Museum.
0544 544. A Federal Inlaid Mahogany Side Chair, c. 1790-1800, scrolled back with central patera inlay above a square seat on saber legs, stringing throughout, height 34 1/2 in. $1500/2500
0545 545. An American Late Classical Mahogany Library Armchair c. 1845-1855, carved crest, molded crest rail, tall shaped padded back, scrolled arms in the French manner, reeded baluster front legs ending in brass cuffs and casters, height 43 in. $700/900
Provenance: Purchased in the early 1970's from Sacred Heart Academy by an alumnus, to the current owner.
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593. A Good Pair of Louisiana Painted Cypress Punkahs, c. 1850, finely made of mortised diamond-fret reticulations within broad trapezoidal borders, old white paint over original green stain, the lower edges each retaining six pins (or remnants) for attachment of skirts or fringes, the tops banded with well-fitted wrought-iron support straps and suspension rods, each height 53 1/2 in., width 38 1/2 in. $15000/20000
Note: Said to have been salvaged from Uncle Sam Plantation in St. James Parish near Convent, LA, a Classical Revival plantation complex costing over $100,000 to construct, in 1843-1849; demolished 1940 by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: see Clarence John Laughlin, Ghosts Along the Mississippi, New York, 1948/1961/1987, plates 69-73.
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606. An American Late Classical Mahogany Games Table, c. 1830-1840, the serpentine fold-over top on a scrolled support, raised on a plinth with shaped legs and brass casters, height 29 3/4 in., width 33 3/4 in., depth 18 1/4 in. $1000/1500
0607 607. A Group of Four American Late Classical Rosewood Grained Chairs, c. 1830, attributed to Charles Baudouine (New York, 1808-1895) each having a shaped, scrolled crest rail and splat, serpentine seat rail and acanthus carved cabriole legs, two with turned disc at the center of the splat. $1200/1800
Note: Baudouine made a set of 42 closely related chairs for the White House during the Polk administration. Sixteen of those chairs remain in the collection of the White House and are pictured in Monkman, White House Historical Association, p. 103. Baudoine is listed in the New York directory between 1828 and 1852 as working at 333 Broadway. A suite of chairs attributed to Baudouine and similar to the lot above were sold as lot 498 on September 30, 2006.
0608 608. An American Mennonite Painted and Stenciled Pine Corner Cabinet, late 19th c., western Pennsylvania, the concave cornice over a pair of glazed doors opening to a shelved interior, paneled cupboard doors below on bracket feet, dark stained surface with gold stenciled leafing decoration overall, height 86 in., width 53 in., depth 22 1/2 in. $3500/4500
Note: Due to the rural isolation of the Mennonite communities in 19th century western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, cabinetmakers from these areas evolved distinctive styles combining Germanic tradition and bold stenciled decoration distinguished from the free hand painting more often seen in Mennonites and Amish communities further east.
Reference: see also Muller, Soap Hollow: the Furniture and its Makers and Smith, "Made in Pennsylvania: A Folk Art Tradition," Antiques and the Arts Weekly, July3, 2007, p. 2.
0609 609. A Southern Cherrywood Storage Chest, early 19th c., the divided top with hinged center, opening to a void interior, dovetailed case, scalloped apron, bracket feet, height 38 1/2 in., width 33 1/2 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $2500/3500
0610 610. A West Indies or Caribbean Hardwood and Caned Planters Chair, 19th c., sling back and seat, long tapered arms with bulbous turned uprights, on turned legs, height 36 in., length 62 in., width 23 in. $1200/1800
0611 611. An American "Fancy" Tiger-Maple Faux Bois Armoire, c. 1830, mid-Atlantic, the pedimented cornice over paneled doors and drawers on turned ball feet, original paint throughout, height 76 in., width 54 1/2 in., depth 20 in. $2500/3500
0612 612. A Group of Four Antique Acadian Hardwood Ladderback Chairs, probably Ville Platte, Louisiana, with tall finialed stiles, three splats, original hide covered seats, turned legs ending in pegs connected by stretchers, height 35 in., width 17 in., depth 14 in. $1200/1800
No Image For This Lot 613. An Antique American Southern Yellow Pine Blanket Chest, 19th c., in old red stain, lid with iron strap hinges, dovetailed case, on scalloped bracket foot base, height 21 in., width 46 in., depth 22 in. $600/900
0614 614. An American "Fancy" Faux Bois Pine Washstand, c. 1840, the pedimented splash rail with shelf and lobed brackets over two drawers and cabinet doors on turned feet, gilt stenciled decoration throughout, height 45 in., width 37 in., depth 21 in. $700/900
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728. A Fine American Carved and Ornamented Mahogany Sideboard, late 19th c., attributed to Pottier and Stymus, New York, the rectangular case with bowed front surmounted by a molded top above a row of frieze drawers, the locks patented "G. Bayer...", with anthemion chains and patinated bronze pulls, gadrooned borders and clusters flanking the central case containing paneled doors with alternating similar stylized foliate and vegetal forms, set on square molded base, height 39 3/4 in., width 98 in., depth 32 in. $1500/2500
Note: A report from the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition states that Pottier and Stymus tracked each article made with a four or five digit number (see Kristin Herron, "The Modern Gothic Furniture of Pottier and Stymus", The Magazine Antiques, May 1999, p. 765). This sideboard is inscribed with the number "15171" on the backs of all the drawers, and also the cabinet.
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729. An American Renaissance Figural Carved Mahogany Bibliothèque, late 19th c., attributed to R.J. Horner, New York, the blocked and breakfronted cornice with dentil molding over a frieze carved with shells, vines and Flemish stile busts, the two bowed glazed cabinets with Classical terms flanking a pair of glazed and carved panel doors, conforming plinth with melon feet, height 74 in., width 92 1/2 in., depth 21 in. $6000/9000
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730. A Very Fine American Carved Mahogany Pedestal Dining Table, late 19th c., attributed to R.J. Horner, New York, retains eight original 9 in. leaves, the top above a foliate carved skirt, the split pedestal base connected to a plinth carved with winged griffins, height 30 in., length with leaves 132 in., diameter 60 in. $8000/12000
Note: A carved oak table attributed to R.J. Horner and nearly identical to this lot was sold in these rooms, October 1993, lot 1054. Another dining table, similar to this lot and attributed to Horner is illustrated in Linquist and Warren, Victorian Furniture, p, 185.
0731 731. A Fine Set of Eight American Renaissance Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs, c. 1890, attributed to R.J. Horner, New York, comprised of two arm and six side chairs, the crests with opposing griffins and cabochon cartouche, acanthus carved stiles, scalloped seat rail and acanthus carved cabriole legs ending in paw feet, armchair height 49 in., width 27 in.; side chair width 21 in. $5000/7000
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732. An American Renaissance Marquetry, Gilt Bronze-Mounted and Ebonized Library Table, late 19th c., New York, the top with demilune ends and exotic woods inlay of nesting birds, turned legs with shaped incurvate X-stretcher below, height 31 in., width 53 in., depth 31 1/2 in. $4000/6000
0733 733. An Empire-Style Mahogany and Ormolu-Mounted Credenza, mid-19th c., the top with canted corners, paneled frieze drawers and cupboards flanked by fluted tapered stiles topped by Egyptian busts, molded base and bronze paw feet, height 41 in., width 72 in., depth 20 in. $6000/8000
0734 734. A Rare American Renaissance Inlaid, Bronze-Mounted, Ebonized and Incised Rosewood Vitrine, c. 1870, attributed to Alexander Roux, New York, the box pediment centered by a mask mount; canted corners with inlaid stiles; door with arched opening, movable shelves within; conforming plinth, bun feet, height 67 1/2 in., width 36 in., depth 17 1/2 in. $4000/6000
Note: Retains three original shelves covered in velvet, probably original, shelf rims trimmed in gilt and ebony, full-length mirror plate, also original, with areas of "diamond dust". This maidenhead mount is identical to one on a credenza at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute that is signed by Alexander Roux.
0755 755. An American Federal Mahogany Bowfront Chest of Drawers, c. 1800, top with cross-banded edge, reeded stiles flanking graduated drawers on turned legs ending in button feet, height 44 in., width 42 1/2 in., depth 23 in. $1500/2000
0756 756. An American Carved Walnut Planter's Chair, 19th c., scrolled back with bosses, broad arms, tufted red leather upholstery; seat frame with leaf covered tablet on scrolled legs, height 35 in., width 26 in., approximate depth 17 in. $1000/1500
0757 757. An American Chippendale Paint-Decorated Blanket Chest, late 18th c., probably Pennsylvania, lift lid, dovetailed case with wrought iron handles, thumb molded drawers on tall scalloped bracket feet, having later blue and red paint with urns of flowers and soldier on horseback, height 30, width 49 in., depth 22 1/2 in. $1000/1500
0758 758. An American Classical Bowfront Hall Table, mid-19th c., possibly Boston, on square tapered columnar supports, shaped plinths and blocked feet ending in discs, chamfered stretcher, height 27 1/2 in., width 43 1/2 in., depth 23 in. $1000/1500
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761. A Southern Federal Inlaid Mahogany Demilune Games Table, late 18th c., probably Virginia, fold-over top, swing legs to the rear, the apron with center drawer and faux escutcheons; tapered legs topped by inlay of tobacco leaves with flower blossoms, the whole with stringing, slightly reduced, now with casters, height 30 1/2 in., width 37 3/4 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $1500/2500
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762. An American Chippendale Mahogany and Cherrywood Tilt-Top Tea Table, late 18th c., the pie-crust top of cherrywood, over birdcage, turned stem with foliate-carved suppressed ball on arched legs with ball and claw feet, height 28 in., diameter 26 1/2 in. $2000/3000
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829. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Sofa, 19th c., school of Duncan Phyfe, New York, the scrolling crest and arms carved with panels of cornucopia and beribboned swags joined by reeded stiles, outswept reeded legs with paw cuffs and casters, height 33 in., width 87 in., depth 28 in. $3000/5000
0830 830. An American Classical Mahogany Pier Table, c. 1830, Baltimore, the original variegated white marble top above a cove-molded frieze, s-scroll supports to the front, original mirrored back with gilt molding, incurvate plinth on scrolled legs, height 37 in., width 42 in., depth 21 in. $1500/2000
0831 831. An American Late Classical Carved Mahogany Sideboard, c. 1830, the top having a scalloped backsplash with blocked plinth corners, short frieze drawers, deep drawer and cupboard flanked by pineapple carved and rope turned columns ending in acanthus carved hairy paw feet, height 59 in., width 51 in., depth 22 1/2 in. $1500/2500
0832 832. A Set of Ten Antique American Hepplewhite-Style Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs comprising eight side and two armchairs, with arched crests, vasiform pierced splats centered with a fluted helmet shaped urn, upholstered trapezoidal seats on fluted tapered legs. $4000/6000
0833 833. An American Late Classical Mahogany and Marble Top Center Table, c. 1830, New York, the original marble top above an ogee skirt, tapered square pedestal with half round molded edges, plinth base with radiating flat scalloped legs on casters, height 29 in., width 36 in., depth 36 in. $1000/1500
0838 838. An American Chippendale Tall Chest of Drawers, late 18th c., in old red stain, with cove molded cornice over graduated thumb molded drawers on scalloped bracket foot base, height 60 in., width 39 1/2 in., depth 20 in. $5000/7500
Note: Pencil inscription states: "This chest of drawers was purchased from the C(?)ane family in 1904, it had been owned by them for 80 years and is probably over 100 years old. Finished and repaired 1905 by E Henderson. Finished September 5 1905. Robert Henderson, Evelyn Henderson".
0876 876. A Federal Mahogany Sideboard, early 19th c., rectangular top over a pair of drawers and two paneled cabinet doors flanking short drawers, reeded stiles, turned legs, suppressed ball feet, height 44 1/2 in., width 57 in., depth 24 in. $1800/2500
0925 925. An American Late Classical Carved Mahogany Sleigh Bed, mid-19th c., the scrolled highly figured head and footboard connected by conforming rails, retaining a fine French polished surface, height 41 in., length 73 in., width 57 in. $1800/2500
0926 926. An American Federal Mahogany Chest of Drawers, early 19th c., with two short and three graduated long drawers, scalloped skirt and "French" feet, later brasses, height 40 1/2 in., width 40 1/2 in., depth 18 1/2 in. $1500/2500
0927 927. An Antique American Cherrywood Corner Cupboard, mid-19th c., molded cornice, glazed doors and cupboard doors on bracket feet, height 89 in., width 46 in., depth 24 in. $2000/3000
0928 928. An American Carved Mahogany Tester Bedstead, mid-19th c., rails stamped C. Lee, the associated later tester resting on chamfered tapered posts, the arched scalloped headboard centered by a cabochon cartouche, paneled below, conforming shaped rails, height 107 in., length 72 in., width 54 in. $2500/3500
0929 929. An American Late Federal Mahogany Pembroke Table, c. 1800-1820, New York, top with scalloped drop leaves, skirt with drawer on reeded tapered legs fitted with brass ferrules, height 29 1/4 in., width 21 in., open width 40 1/4 in., depth 32 1/4 in. $2000/3000
0936

0936

936. An American Sheraton Mahogany Ship Captain's Desk, early 19th c., fold-over top with writing slant over a well and two long drawers, on ring and baluster turned legs ending in button feet, height 37 1/2 in., width 36 in., depth 18 in. $1200/1800
0939

0939

939. A Fine Monumental American Rococo Carved Rosewood Secretary Bookcase, mid-19th c., arched pediment with cabochon crest over a pair of mirrored doors enclosing shelves, cylinder lid enclosing beautifully fitted satinwood desk interior, tripartite cabinet base fitted and lined in satinwood, blocked plinth, bracket feet, casters, height 98 1/2 in., width 48 in., depth 28 in. $7000/10000
0940

0940

0940

0940

940. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Étagère, mid-19th c., bearing the stenciled label "T. Brooks Cabinet & Upholstery Warehouse 127 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY" in three places, having a domed shell carved crest, mirror back with candle shelves, original white marble top over mirrored cabinet door, flanked by shelves, good original finish, height 95 1/2 in., width 50 in., depth 20 in. $7000/9000
Note: Operating out of a Brooklyn workshop rather than the fashionable Broadway addresses of his Manhattan competitors, Thomas Brooks produced high-style furniture in the Gothic, Rococo, and Renaissance taste from the 1840s through the 1880s. He received a bronze medal for an étagère exhibited in the New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations of 1853.
Reference: Sillman and Goodrich, World of Science, Art and Industry, pp. 12, 93, and The Official Awards of Juries for the New York Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, cited in Voorsanger and Howat, p. 316, note 199.
0941

0941

941. An American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Sofa, c. 1850-1860, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, in the pattern known as "Tuthill King", floral and cornucopia crests, reticulated and C-scroll stiles, serpentine seat, carved cabriole legs, height 50 in., length 87 in., depth 37 in. $40000/60000
Note: The "Tuthill King" pattern, one of the Belter firm's more complex and high-style designs, refers to a suite at the Chicago Historical Society from the King family home on South Michigan Avenue that according to family lore, was saved from the Great Chicago Fire. A rosewood sofa attributed to J.H. Belter, also in this pattern, referred to as "Tuthill King" is illustrated in Dubrow, American Furniture of the 19th c., p. 123 and is nearly identical to lot 941.
0942

0942

0942

942. A Fine Pair of American Rococo Laminated and Carved Rosewood Armchairs, c. 1850-1860, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, in the pattern known as "Tuthill King", each with cornucopia and floral carved crest continuing to scrolled and reticulated stiles, oval padded back, outswept arms, serpentine seat, cabriole legs ending in casters, height 44 in., original finish. $30000/50000
Provenance: According to family history, this pair of armchairs and a side chair of the same pattern were purchased from Belter by the Fitzhugh family for their home, "Hampton", near Mt. Morris, New York.
0943

0943

943. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Games Table, mid-19th c., labeled "From A. Roux French Cabinetmaker Nos. 479 & 481 Broadway New York", the serpentine top opening to a circular baize lined playing surface, the scalloped skirt with shell cartouche on cabochon carved cabriole legs, height 29 3/4 in., width 33 in., depth 17 in. $3000/5000
Note: Unlike New York competitors J & J.W. Meeks and J.H. Belter, Alexander Roux approached the Rococo Revival form with the eye and execution of a Parisian ebeniste. Rather than a broad interpretation of the style, Roux produced finely made examples of restrained historicism such as this table.
0944

0944

944. A Fine American Rococo Carved Rosewood Center Table, mid-19th c., New York, serpentine marble top, leaf and floral carved scalloped skirt, acanthus and floral carved cabriole legs ending in a small carved block with leather covered casters, connected by scrolled arched stretchers centered by a large floral bouquet urn, height 29 in., width 48 1/2 in., depth 30 1/2 in. $15000/25000
0945

0945

0945

945. An American Rococo Laminated and Carved Rosewood Parlor Chair, c. 1850-1860, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, in the pattern known as "Tuthill King", cornucopia and floral carved crest with scrolling and reticulated stiles, oval padded back, serpentine seat, cabriole legs, casters, height 38 in., original finish. $5000/7000
0946 946. A Diminutive American Rococo Carved Rosewood Footstool, mid-19th c., New York, serpentine scalloped frame on cabriole legs, upholstered in silk damask, height 8 in., width 12 in., depth 9 in. $800/1200
0947 947. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Work Table, mid-19th c., stenciled "From Mitchell and Rammelsberg, Furniture Co., Cincinnati, Ohio", sarcophagus form with curly maple fitted interior, over a drawer, cabriole legs with cabochon terminals, rose-carved knees, casters, height 32 in., width 22 in., depth 17 in. $2000/3000
0948

0948

948. A Small American Rococo Carved Rosewood Center Table, c. 1850-60, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, the serpentine marble top above a scalloped foliate and floral carved apron, the cabriole legs topped by cabochons and ending in acanthus carved feet with casters, the shaped stretcher centered by a flower cluster finial, height 29 1/2 in., width 38 in., depth 27 in. $8000/12000
Note: The distinctive shape of the top and skirt of lot 948 is very similar in form and smaller in scale to several known "Rosalie" pattern Belter center tables. The scroll feet on this lot are identical to those on a rosewood console attributed to Belter in the Manney collection.
Reference: "Rosalie" tables from the Hurst and Service collections illustrated respectively in Dubrow, American Furniture of the 19th c., pp. 131, 134; Manney col. table: Schwartz, Stanek and True, John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival, p. 75, pl. 54b.
0949

0949

949. A Fine Set of Eight American Gothic Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs, c. 1830, New York, comprising two armchairs and six side chairs, the shaped and pierced crests over arched stiles, trapezoidal seats, saber legs, retaining an old attractive finish. $5000/8000
Note: The reticulated crest rail, back with tall Gothic stiles, and saber legs seen in this suite of chairs relates to a known group of early Gothic Revival chairs. One from the Milligan House Saratoga and conserved by the Brooklyn Museum, illustrated in Otto, American Furniture of the 19th c., fig. 274, 276 and Howe and Warren The Gothic Revival Style in America 1830-1870, p. 13, pl. 3; one from the Williford collection attributed to J & J. W. Meeks, Ibid, p. 14., pl. 4; and one labeled by Alexander Roux from the Anderson collection, Ibid, p. 13, pl. 2. Interestingly, the flat seat rail on the chairs in the lot above indicate a slightly earlier date of facture than those examples cited, all with bowed fronts.
0950

0950

950. An American Rococo Carved Rosewood Armoire, mid-19th c., attributed to J. & J.W. Meeks, having a finialed, egg and dart molded cornice with massive floral crest centered by a foliate cartouche, a single mirrored door above the base with drawer on canted blocked feet, the interior lined in birdseye maple, height 104 in., width 44 in., depth 21 in. $6000/8000
Note: A labeled Meeks armoire with arched top, waisted ovolo frieze corners, shaped mirror, and canted plinth corners nearly identical to this armoire was sold in these rooms, September 30, 2006 as lot 140.
0951

0951

951. An American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Armchair, c. 1850-1860, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, in the pattern referred to as "Rosalie with Grapes", shaped back with fruit and nut carved crest, serpentine arms and seat rail on rose-carved cabriole legs, height 43 in. $4000/6000
0952

0952

0952

952. An American Rococo Carved and Laminated Rosewood Armchair, c. 1850-1860, attributed to John Henry Belter, New York, in the pattern known as "Rosalie with Grapes", fruit and floral carved crest; padded shield form back, outswept arms, serpentine seat, cabriole legs, casters, height 43 in. $4000/6000
0954

0954

0954

0954

954. A Fine American Renaissance Walnut and Burled Walnut Bedroom Suite, c. 1860-70, comprising a bedstead with architectonic headboard having baldachin crest with a bust of Shakespeare, bracketed rail inscribed "Cook and Dain, Syracuse, NY", footboard centered by a concentric boss, height 102 in., width 66 in., length 72 in.; the dresser crested with bust of Lord Byron over an arched pediment, shaped mirror, glove boxes, marble top, and three breakfronted drawers, height 98 in., width 51 in., depth 21 in.; washstand with marble top and canted strapwork corners, height 33 in., width 39 in., depth 19 in.; and the bedside commode with marble top, height 34 1/2 in., width 20 1/2 in., depth 18 1/2 in., all pieces bearing museum accession numbers 764691a-764694. $18000/25000
Note: A walnut bedstead with nearly identical baldachin crest and similar three-part headboard to that in lot 954 was sold in these rooms as lot 259 on August 4, 2007 for $19,975.
0955

0955

0955

955. An Important Wooten Ebonized, Gilt-Incised Walnut and Burled Extra-Grade Rotary Desk, c. 1876, with pedimented cylinder top, finely fitted satinwood interior, tooled leather writing surface on hinged fitted pedestal cabinets, interestingly stenciled on the bottom of drawer "T. G. Sellew III Fulton St., N.Y.", height 63 1/2 in., width 56 in., depth 30 in. $15000/25000
Provenance: From the collection of antiquarians Richard and Eileen Dubrow and pictured on the back cover plate of American Furniture of the 19th Century, 1983, 2000.
Exhibited: "Wooten Patent Desks, A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place" Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis, IN) and The Oakland Museum (Oakland, CA) 1983.
Note: Beginning in 1874, William Wooten began manufacturing these innovative desks with civil servants in mind. However bankers, lawyers and captains of industry soon found them indispensable. Boasting one hundred and ten compartments, they came in four grades: ordinary, standard, extra, and superior. Used by dignitaries such as Smithsonian Director Spencer Baird, philanthropist Joseph Pulitzer, and railroad magnate Jay Gould, the desks were praised by London dealers, Richards Terry and Co., "Nothing in its line can exceed it in usefulness or beauty, and purchasers everywhere express themselves delighted with its manifold conveniences."
Reference: This desk, lot 955, is illustrated in Talbott, Walters, Cooper, Wooten Patent Desks, A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place, p. 74, pl. 12 and Dubrow, American Furniture of the 19th c., back cover plate. See also Walters, "The King of Desks: Wooton's Patent Secretary," Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, no. 3, p. 1.
0957

0957

0957

957. An American Highly Carved Mahogany Partner's Desk, c. 1900, attributed to R.J. Horner, New York, the serpentine top above rocaille and leaf carved drawers on each side, winged griffin supports resting on an incurvate plinth with blocked feet, height 29 in., width 56 in., depth 37 in. $8000/12000
0958 958. A Good American Carved Walnut Hall Chair, c. 1860, probably Philadelphia, complex reticulated high back, hinged seat, on turned legs in the Louis XIV taste, height 61 in., width 24 1/2 in., depth 21 in. $700/1000
0959

0959

959. An American Modern Gothic Carved Walnut Extension Dining Table, late 19th c., related to designs by Frank Furness (Philadelphia, 1839-1912), the top with reeded edge, molded skirt, turned pedestal support and bracketed fluted turned tapered legs fitted with brass ferrules, height 30 in., width 33 in., open length 71 1/2 in. $1500/2000
Note: The shaped incised brackets and buttressed central support of lot 959 are similar to elements on a walnut and birdseye maple table designed by Philadelphia architect Frank Heyling Furness and probably made by Daniel Pabst.
Reference: Kaplan, "The Furniture of Frank Furness", The Magazine Antiques, May, 1987, p. 1092, fig. 7.
0960

0960

960. A Fine American Neo-Grec Carved and Incised Walnut Center Table, c. 1865, Philadelphia, the top with original inset Sienna marble, molded edge, skirt with incised vines and seed pods, the griffin carved legs topped by blocked panels with carved bosses ending in paw feet, trumpet shaped legs to the sides with oval pierced stretcher, height 30 in., width 38 in., depth 27 in. $2000/3000
0961 961. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut Armchair, c. 1865, possibly Daniel Pabst, Philadelphia, foliate scrolled crest, finialed turned stiles, padded arms terminating in spherules, molded and scalloped seat rail on turned legs with casters. $1500/2000
Note: A chair nearly identical to lot 961 appears in a c. 1890 photograph of the dining room of Fernhill, the Edward Ingersoll family home in Germantown, Pennsylvania, en suite with several pieces of furniture known to be made by Daniel Pabst.
Reference: Hanks and Talbott, "Daniel Pabst, Philadelphia Cabinet Maker", Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin, April 1977, p. 15.
0962

0962

962. An American Renaissance Carved Oak Library Table, late 19th c., in the manner of R.J. Horner, the top with wide foliate scrolled border, beveled conforming skirt with a concealed drawer, massive floral carved legs, stretcher base, ending in bun feet, retaining the original finish, height 29 in., width 54 in., depth 32 in. $2000/3000
0964

0964

964. An American Rococo Carved Walnut Bedstead, mid-19th c., bust of a literary figure atop the headboard with large oval inset center panel, the springs marked "Hartford Woven Wire Mattress Co., Hartford, Conn., The National, patented July 2 1872"; scalloped conforming footboard and extended rails to accommodate a queen mattress, height 98 in., width 64 in., length 79 in. Note: good original finish. $4000/6000
0965 965. An American Renaissance Walnut Shaving Stand, mid-19th c., with cushion shaped mirror in a scrolled yoke, serpentine drawer, turned support with arched scrolled legs, height 61 1/2 in., width 14 in., depth 14 in. $1000/1500
0965A 965A. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut and Burl Walnut Bedside Commode, mid-19th c., white marble top with ovolo corners, one drawer over a cupboard door flanked by strapwork canted stiles, conforming plinth on casters, height 33 in., width 20 in., depth 17 1/2 in. $1200/1800
0967 967. An American Renaissance Walnut, Burled and Ebonized Pedestal, c. 1870, the square top with geometric skirt, turned and blocked shaft with square base, height 35 in., width 12 1/2 in., depth 12 1/2 in. $500/700
0968

0968

0968

0968

968. An American Walnut and Burled Walnut Three Piece Bedroom Suite, c. 1870, including half tester bed, marble top dresser and armoire, each having pedimented burled crest with fan elements, incised decoration, the bed with paneled headboard, blocked legs and conforming footboard, matching dresser, armoire: height 90 in., width 54 in., depth 19 in.; dresser: height 100 in., width 46 in., depth 20 1/2 in.; bed: height 115 in., width 54 in., depth 75 in. $6000/8000
0969 969. A Pair of American Carved Walnut and Burled Piano Benches, late 19th c., in the Reform taste, having incised strapwork backs with center cartouche splat, hinged seats with dentillated molding, on turned studded legs with circular supports and medial stretcher, height 29 in., width 24 in., depth 17 in. $1200/1800
0970 970. An American Aesthetic Gilt Bronze and Onyx Fern Stand, c. 1900, the square inset onyx top over a reticulated apron, tapering legs with stretcher shelf on tall paw feet, height 30 in., width 16 1/2 in., depth 16 1/2 in. $800/1200
0971

0971

971. An American Mahogany Secretary Bookcase, late 19th c., blocked ogee cornice centered by a lion's mask and scrolling vines, glazed doors to the sides flanking a small glazed cupboard and drawers above a maple fitted fall front desk, the lower section with griffin stiles flanking drawers on canted paw feet, height 68 in., width 64 1/2 in., depth 17 in. $3000/4000
0972 972. A Pair of Aesthetic Gilt Brass Fern Stands, the square tops with black glass inserts and inset handles, square and outswept legs joined by stretchers, height 21 in., width 13 3/4 in., depth 13 3/4 in. $800/1200
0973 973. A Good American "Eastlake" Walnut and Burl Bibliothèque, late 19th c., breakfronted, blocked and stepped cornice with urn finial, arched, glazed doors enclosing shelves, burled and carved stiles, three lower drawers, breakfronted plinth, height 86 in., width 71 in., depth 20 in. $3000/5000
0985 985. A Set of Six American Renaissance Carved Walnut Dining Chairs, mid-19th c., possibly M. & H. Schrenkeisen, New York, comprising two armchairs and four side chairs, arched, padded back with shell and strapwork crest, trapezoidal seats, trumpet legs, casters, armchair: height 44 in., width 24 in., depth 28 in.; side chair: height 40 1/2 in. $1500/2000
Note: A rosewood armchair attributed to M. and H. Schrenkeisen and conserved by the Munson Williams Proctor Institute has lobed crestrail terminals and scrolling arm supports similar to those on lot 985.
Reference: D'Ambrosio, "High Style Mass Produced American Furniture," Magazine Antiques, May 1999, p. 731, pl. VIII.
0986 986. An American Classical Carved Mahogany Cabinet, mid-19th c., the stepped cornice with ovolo corners on colonettes flanking arched glazed panels, conforming plinth with drawer, height 65 1/2 in., width 32 in., depth 17 1/2 in. $1500/2500
1018

1018

1018. An Antique George III-Style Mahogany Linen Press, mid-19th c., molded cornice over a pair of cupboard doors opening to linen drawers; lower case with six graduated drawers, plain plinth; locks marked "I. Bramah", height 93 in., width 54 in., depth 23 in. $2500/3500
1033 1033. An American Renaissance Carved Walnut Firescreen, mid-19th c., the circular guilloche carved frame with husk and berry crest centered with a shield cartouche, finialed stiles on arched scalloped legs with husk pendants, original beaded and needlepoint panel of the angel of sleep, height 39 in., width 27 in., depth 19 in. $1800/2500
1034 1034. An American Carved Mahogany and Marble Low Table, c. 1830, the shaped original marble top with canted corners, conforming frieze on a reduced pedestal, shaped plinth and arched feet, height 20 1/2 in., width 35 in., depth 35 in. Note: Height reduced. $600/900
1061 1061. A Small American Classical Mahogany Bronze Mounted Pier Table, early 19th c., Baltimore, the later top with splash rail above an ogee molded skirt, the reeded supports with carved capitals and bronze collars, scrolled plinth, ogee molded mirror on acanthus carved paw feet, height 41 in., width 39 in., depth 17 1/2 in. $1500/2000
1072 1072. An American Late Classical Carved Mahogany Work Stand, early 19th c., square top with drop leaves, three bolection molded drawers, urn standard, incurvate plinth, paw feet, height 30 1/2 in., width 38 1/2 in., depth 16 in. $600/800
1073

1073

1073. A Federal Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table, early 19th c., New York, the highly figured top with D end leaves, plain skirt on turned tapered legs ending in button feet, height 29 in., length 36 in., width 22 in., leaves each 14 in. $800/1200
1074

1074

1074. An American Renaissance Walnut Armoire, mid-19th c., labeled Mitchell and Rammelsburg, Cincinnati, the pierced crest above a molded and arched pediment, the frieze with applied acanthus, over a pair of paneled doors, the plinth fitted with two drawers with a shaped apron and bracket feet, height 104 1/2 in., width 59 in., depth 21 in. $2500/3500
Note: Mitchell and Rammelsburg also maintained a New Orleans salesroom.
1119 1119. An Antique American Walnut Jelly Cupboard, mid-19th c., Southern, the top above drawers and cupboard raised on blocked feet, height 49 in., width 45 in., depth 22 in. $700/1000
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