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A Fine Walnut George II / Chippendale Mirror with Swan's Neck Pediment and Eagle, American or English, c.1780

This mirror was found at an historic local New England house sale, where it hung for decades.  The surface of the entire mirror is in untouched condition retaining all of its gilt, original mirror, untouched backboards, etc.  Walnut is a special material for these mirrors and the scalloped edging relates to a popular high style motif of its time.  (See the Chippendale secretary shown below, and note the shaping of the windows.)  Also below, please find a scan of three related mirrors from...

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A Chippendale Mahogany and Gilded Wood Architectural Constitution Mirror with Phoenix, English or American, c. 1770

This is indeed a large scale mirror with elaborate swan's neck pediment flanking an elaborate plinth wherein the Phoenix bird spreads its wings.  This mirror exhibits a plinth that is rarely seen in these mirrors.  In the four examples shown below, none of them have such an elaborate plinth.  This is a grand mirror, and all original. The mirror is a fine specimen, and retains a later beveled glass of good age.   Mirrors such as this, also called "Constitution mirrors" are highly desirable...

sw01146 - $24,000

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A Fine Queen Anne / George II Walnut Wing Chair with Carved Knees and Claw and Ball feet, England / Ireland, c.1715-50

This is a delightful wing chair; neither too big nor too small, comforting, and is sophisticated with fine lines and a dramatically raked rear leg.   Interestingly, the back of this chair does not run straight across but is slightly bowed back, (see skeleton images below).   This is particularly sophisticated and accommodating to the form of the chair.  This bend in the back is ever so slight, but far better than the straight-across squared back, which is almost universally the case.  ...

sw01122 - $35,000

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A Classical Mahogany and Marble Top Lyre Side Table, c.1840

This is a vibrant side table composed of highly figured crotch grain mahogany.   Note its artful use within the center of the lyre base, and also around the apron of the top and beautiful sections on the base, or plinth.    It is architecturally pleasing and balances in a complimentary fashion with the top. The base is finished with elegant scrolled feet, which retain their original brass casters. The lyre form is an important design motif of the early to mid 19th century, and is highly...

sw00273 - $18,000

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A Mahogany Patent Timepiece (Banjo Clock), Providence, RI, Walter H. Durfee, c.1900

In the world of American banjo clocks, Walter Durfee produced the finest reproductions of the famous Willard timepiece. Durfee was a perfectionist, and his hand is seen throughout the choice and quality of painting, wood, etc. The gold leafing is of the highest quality and the movement an E. Howard & Co. Boston #5. Durfees have, over the years, gone up in value as they are truly the most superior among any other makers and are quite rare in the banjo form.  This clock is in pristine...

sw01629 - $14,500

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A Grand Federal/Sheraton Mahogany 4-Poster Bed, Salem, MA, c.1820-30, circle of Samuel McIntire

This is a grand mahogany tall post bed with a fully developed canopy framed in mahogany.  Many of these beds were not made with elaborate canopies as such; this was an expensive option.  This bed has had the canopy set up to accept a valance attached by velcro so installation is quite easy.  Nevertheless, this bed is just as good looking without the fabric canopy and makes for an elaborate bed due to the outstanding fully developed posts.   The spiral turnings are somewhat later in the...

sw02092 - $16,000

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A Sheraton Cherry Inlaid Banquet Table of Small Scale with Rope-Tuned Legs, probably Providence, c.1815

This is a “country-fied” version of the formal Federal style dining table which was popularized at the turn of the 19th century, and remained in style for 20-30 years.  This table has striking looks; its top is solid cherry wood that has turned a mellow patina over the years.  While this is clearly a petite/diminutive dining room table, it can also be used as matching pair of side tables functioning similar to pier tables.  Certainly, the skirt is beautifully embellished, not only with...

sw01211 - $12,500

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A Fine Chippendale / Federal Mahogany Camelback Sofa with a Rare Double Serpentine Rail, Philadelphia, c.1780-1800

In the world of Chippendale sofas in the colonies, Philadelphia was always a source of standout work and design, and closest to high style English models.  The Philadelphia look is in the outward shaping of the arms, and also the accentuated shapely cant of the rear leg.  What makes this sofa special to the connoisseur, however, is its double serpentine seat rail which gives this form distinction from the ordinary camelback sofa.  This is a departure from the standard single serpentine rail...

sw01428 - $34,000

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A Fine Classical Mahogany Lyre Worktable, Philadelphia, Michael Bouvier or Contemporary with Original Glass Pulls, c.1820

This worktable relates to a group of lyre work tables produced primarily in Philadelphia.  One documented example retains its maker’s label, but other shops may or may not have reinterpreted the model.  The primary research on this form was conducted by Henry Hawley for the Cleveland Museum of Art, wherein he explores card tables and work tables, ostensibly by this maker.  An example related to our worktable is illustrated by Hawley in Fig.17 (see scan below from The Bulletin of the...

sw02079 - $24,000

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A Desirable Small Chippendale Mahogany Oxbow Chest of Drawers, with Claw and Ball Feet, Massachusetts, c. 1770/1780

This chest is compact, 34 in. wide, with a close conforming top and is elevated by four claw and ball feet, which are typical in style to those coming out of Boston at that time (see the attached scan for an oxbow desk from Newburyport, in New England Furniture: The Colonial Era , by Brock Jobe & Myrna Kaye).   The drawers are graduated in size and the height of the chest (34 in.) is somewhat above standard, which is highly desirable, and gives a compactness to the entire chest.   The...

sw01275 - $35,000

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A Superlative Classical/Federal Brass Mounted & Carved Mahogany/Satinwood Triple Elliptical Trick Leg Card Table, New York, c.1810-20, attributed to Duncan Phyfe

This table is the most developed and elaborate of this school of  “trick leg tables”.  The term “trick leg” is used because the rear legs cant backwards to create a symmetrical tripod table.  Note that this model has a satinwood apron with an inlaid central panel.  Also note, that the skirt is edged with a  brass inlay, similar to fine French furniture and reminiscent of the French cabinetmaker Lannuier and his cabinet shop in New York.  (For an example, see sw01315 in our...

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A Fine Federal Hepplewhite Inlaid Secretary/Desk and Bookcase/Display Case Mahogany and Bird’s Eye Maple, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c.1790 – 1810. Provenance: Sack, C.L. Prickett

This is an exuberant, high style secretary that employs the use of contrasting wood typical of Hepplewhite design furniture that gives a dramatic eye appeal.  The use of contrasting veneers was a stylistic movement by designers like Hepplewhite to moved away from the heavy Chippendale mahogany pieces of the later 18th century.  This secretary was handled by two prominent dealers (before coming to us) and was illustrated in Sack’s American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection: Volume II ,...

sw02080 - $26,000

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A Monumental Queen Anne / George II Figured Walnut Mirror with Candlesticks and Beveled Glass, England, c.1750-60

It is very rare to find a Queen Anne mirror of this scale; it covers a lot of territory.  Smaller ones are relatively common, and there are a number in our collection (see sw01938 and sw01623 ).  And just as rare, is to find a George II mirror with its original brass candlestick arms.  The scrollwork is finely developed, and the pinched mirror edges are another point of refinement.  The mirror glass is old and beveled and has a beautiful countenance, which compliments this piece.  It...

sw01476 - $28,000

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A Fine and Unique Set of Six Classical Mahogany Dining Chairs with Carved Bow Knot Crest Rail and Diminutive Paw Feet, Phyfe Circle, New York, c.1810. Provenance: J. Insley Blair

This set of chairs relates to the early New York furniture grouping characterized as classical and which is often characterized by a carved panel depicting a central bow knot upon either a spray of wheat or fabric swags.  This was frequently used by Phyfe and his circle as a decorative motif on their sofas.  (See sw01588 and sw01643 for examples in our collection.) The paw foot is also a characteristic classical Greek motif.   Here, they  are very delicately and fully developed, down...

sw02081 - $33,000

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A Carved Mahogany Classical Sofa, Salem, c. 1815-1825, attributed to Samuel McIntire

This sofa form occurs at the end of the Classical period, the work of Samuel Field McIntire, the son of the famous woodcarver Samuel McIntire, woodcarver and architect in Salem.  The McIntires span three generations of celebrated woodcarving, and much of their work is on exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. The decorative motif that is the hallmark of this period is the basket of fruit, which in this sofa, is beautifully developed along with the rope molding and leafage carving which...

sw01135 - $24,000

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An Important Classical Secretary Bookcase, New York, c.1822-1824, Labeled Edward Holmes

This is a magnificent and stately classical secretary which relates to a small grouping of elite cabinetmakers located in what is now downtown Manhattan.  Here Edward Holmes formed a partnership with Simeon Haines in 1825 and was a competitor of Michael Allison, Deming & Buckley, and Joseph Meeks & Sons, all working at that time.  These were the makers of the best for the best, and at this time, New York City was comparatively very rich, with the city’s recent urbanization and rapid...

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An Exceptional Carved Classical Mahogany Card Table with Basket Carving, Salem, school of Samuel Field McIntire, c.1810 Provenance: Phillip Rosenberg

This table is representative of a grouping of Salem tables we’ve handled through the years.  Most do not have the central basket of fruit, (see sw02004).  Another example with the basket of fruit can be seen here: (see sw00011).   This table has exceptional wood with vibrant striping.   The wood is dense and heavy; there is no veneer, and it interestingly lies flat without any warping or movement.  The edges are beautifully reeded and the legs are robustly carved.   Here we have...

sw02073 - $18,000

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A Rare Pair of Parcel Gilt Mahogany Chippendale Rococo Looking Glasses, c. 1760/1780

These gilt mirrors make a sensational statement with elaborate carving on a mellow, well-aged mahogany substrate. Pairs are extremely rare, and these are of exceptionally large size, retaining their original wavy aged glass. There are no breaks or major alterations; the both retain original backboards, etc. The Rococo theme here has the character of work done early in the Chippendale period, and the overall feeling is one of a very Rococo early style of this opulent mirror form. These are the...

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A Fine Historic Classical Mahogany Sheraton Pembroke Table, probably New York, c.1810, Southwick Provenance

This table is composed of solid beautifully figured mahogany throughout.  The top is of a solid, dense Cuban mahogany.  The feet are reeded and terminate in ball turnings at their end.  Interestingly, this table bears a family history, (see below) and was a museum deaccession, acknowledging that this is a fine historical document of small scale and in excellent condition. A label inside the drawer reads:  [This table] was given to me by my mo[ther], Charlotte … … … [who was] born...

sw00275 - $5,500

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A Diminutive Federal Sheraton Wing Chair, New England, c.1800-1810

This wing chair is a little gem, as pure as they get, and we show it with the essential upholstery revealing the condition of the structure.  It has museum numbers (possibly Mt. Vernon) and probably used for exhibition. It retains a most successful wing modeling down to the development of its rolled arms.  This small chair was built to last; the scale of the scribing of the rear legs into the frame speaks for itself. The Sheraton aspect of this chair relates to the turned legs, which (note...

sw02070 - $18,000

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A Fine Inlaid Mahogany Federal / Hepplewhite Breakfront, Rhode Island, c.1800

This breakfront was part of a superb collection of colonial furniture owned by Francis Hill Bigelowe of Cambridge MA, sold at the Anderson Galleries (later Sotheby's) in 1924.  In all likelihood, this is a Rhode Island made piece as all the secondary wood is chestnut and--from what we understand--it resided in Providence at one time in the collection of Marsden Perry, who owned and lived in the John Brown house at the turn of the century.  This is an impressive and substantial casepiece...

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A Diminutive Sheraton Mahogany Work Table, Philadelphia, c.1800, attributed to John Sailor, Provenance, L.G. Meyers, Francis P. Garvan, and Israel Sack

This is a small, rather simple work table with astragal ends, and a history in several notable collections.  It was originally part of the famous Garvan Collection exhibited and sold at the Anderson Galleries in New York in 1931 and the provenance then was from the collection of L.G. Meyers at the American Art Association in 1921 (see "Number 371" below).   The Meyers collection was an exceptional collection of the best Americana. We have owned this for almost 30 years, acquired from Israel...

sw01170 - $18,500

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A Classical Mahogany Worktable with Astragal Ends, School of Duncan Phyfe, New York, c. 1800-1810

This is a work table that has all of the bells and whistles.  It is a highly developed piece having a strongly figured astragal shaped top with a conforming case further developed by the reeding motif which is carried throughout the case, legs and all, all of which sits on Classical ball feet which are typical of the best New York pieces of the time.  Compare this to the simpler but quite formal worktable that is now part of the Francis Garvan Collection, (auctioned in 1921 at the American Art...

sw01167 - $22,500

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A Fine Mahogany Chippendale Claw and Ball Corner Chair, New York, c.1780

This is a very fine corner chair, typical to one exhibited at Winterthur, see below.   It’s easy to see why Winterthur would choose a corner chair like this, as it’s a rarity to find them with claw and ball feet.   It’s the carving of the claw and balls that first tell you its probably New York, and the carving on the knees, which was reserved for the very best of these chairs, is finely executed.   This chair is of comfortable size, with a quintessential owl’s eye splat.  The...

sw01205 - $32,000

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A Sheraton/Federal Mahogany Canterbury, American or English, c.1800-1810

This canterbury is all complete and finely crafted of dense mahogany, which retains an early dark surface.   The casters are original and the dividers are finely stylized with a tombstone arch motif cut out of each splat and reflected above in the shaped rail.   It’s a fine period piece in excellent condition.  For a comparative example that lacks this tombstone development, see attached example in black and white below. Height: 21 1/2 in.  Width: 17 1/4 in. Depth: 12 in.

sw01198 - $4,000

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A Classical / Federal / Sheraton Carved Carved Mahogany Phyfe Sofa with Turned-in Arms , New York, c.1810

This is the best of the Phyfe line of sofas, with the sought-after pronounced turned-in arm.  A virtually identical example is illustrated in Albert Sack’s New Fine points of Furniture: Early American (see item 253, scanned below).  Here, Albert calls this a “Masterpiece”.  The reasons are obvious when one sees how beautifully the crest is carved with classical motifs and proportionally balanced with three panels.   The sides of the couch undulate out and then in again, giving a...

sw02054 - $30,000

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A Fine Replica of the Daniel Quare Hanging/Standing Barometer, 19th century

This is a finely crafted piece composed of the best walnut.  These replicas surface from time to time, and all details are finely executed in this example.  The carving along the neck is first rate, with a large conical section of deep, fluted reeds above a conical spiral urn.  All is placed on a richly molded plinth containing the mercury well. Four hinged brass feet are attached to a single plate, allowing them to fold back in position for hanging as well as folding out for standing. The...

sw02067 - $5,000

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A Rare Classical Mahogany Metamorphic Duet Musical Stand, probably British Campaign Furniture, c.1840

This has got to be the ultimate in a portable music stand.  Note how it collapses to a single large baluster pole.  It's an economy of space that's built like a watch.  A review of the detailed images will show that the integration of carved elements and machined supports and hinges is highly detailed and precise--for example, see the metal support structure that keeps the stand's three legs together.  Also note the adjustment mechanism which works for the sitting and standing player...

sw02066 - $18,500

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A Classical Brass Inlaid Mahogany Worktable with Inlaid Game Board, c. 1820-1830, ex. John Walton

The form looks to Greek Classical design with its stylized cradle support for the upper case.  It relates to a slightly earlier piece in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (see below) which uses a highly carved saber leg in lieu of the “Empire” paw leg that came into style and describes what we see as being classically Greek with a symmetrical concave plinth.  Note the brass inlay at the base which is inset into highly figured mahogany.   Also, note it is finished on all sides, the back...

sw01168 - $18,500

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A Pristine Chippendale Mahogany Dumbwaiter with Dishtop Shelves, Attleboro, MA, c.1780

Whereas most dishtops have three shelves, this has a less cumbersome and useful two shelf design.   Note the traditional baluster main support, and also the beautiful turnings just below each shelf.   It’s the obvious work of a skilled craftsman.  The feet are shaped in a characteristic Massachusetts fashion exhibiting characteristic chamfering at the midpoint of each leg and follows down through to the sculptured pad foot.  This is a very charming piece that came out of a colonial...

sw01185 - $7,500

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A Classical Regency Figured Mahogany Two-tiered Dumbwaiter with Columnar Supports, England, c.1820

This is a desirably sized dumbwaiter composed of beautifully figured solid mahogany throughout, giving a substantial aspect in a small space.  The reeded columnar supports are the standout feature for the shelves.  Certainly, its classical motifs are beautifully defined, and the reeding is stylistically followed through the rest of this piece.  Note the legs, etc.  This dumbwaiter has its original heavy-duty casters (note close-up), which are mounted directly below the leg, see attached. ...

sw01077 - $8,500

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An Outstanding Satinwood and Mahogany Hepplewhite / Inlaid Serpentine front Sideboard/Commode, New York, c.1790, probably William Whitehead

This is one of the finest sideboards in our collection and is composed of brilliant rarely found satinwood and profusely inlaid with bellflowers, patera, and line inlay.   It is of serpentine form, which is the most desirable form that these sideboards take.   Also illustrated below is a similarly inlaid New York serpentine sideboard listed as “Best” in Albert Sack’s Fine Points of Furniture: Early American .  Note the development of inlaid details including the bellflowers on the...

sw00779 - $35,000

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A Classical Mahogany Drop Leaf Table, probably Boston, c.1820

This table is composed of the finest solid Cuban mahogany, all of single board construction; nothing is joined or glued up.  Note the dramatic figuring or striping in the wood; it’s the best of the best.   The drawer is flanked by columns, giving a degree of dimension, and the original pull is exceptional.   The table is supported by three deeply shaped legs, which, when used, give ample leg room, and the casters are quite elaborate and uncommon.   Above is a beautifully turned column...

sw02040 - $5,800

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A Queen Anne Mahogany Fire Screen, Salem, c.1760-90

Few fire screens of solid mahogany have survived.  A closely related screen is exhibited in the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, and another example is illustrated by the Israel Sack Collection (shown below).  This table has the traditional urn and folding candle shelf all above its pad feet. Note the beautiful figure in the solid mahogany oval screen.  Here, the best wood was saved for the viewing.   The finial appears original. Height: 53 in.  Depth/Width: 18 in.

sw01033 - $6,500

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A Large Federal / Classical Giltwood Eglomise Mirror, Probably Boston, c.1810-1820

The most sought after of these American federal mirrors are those with original eglomise (reverse painted) mirrors.   This one has its original glass, (top and bottom), and is of very large size.  The painting is in fine condition and the giltwood freshened up as needed.  There are no repairs or alterations whatsoever.   The column detail is very well developed and of a fine, earlier aesthetic, delicate in treatment, especially as worked on the opposing sides of the reverse painting. This...

sw02059 - $18,500

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A Fine Concave Mahogany Federal / Sheraton Dressing / Writing Table, Salem, MA, attributed to Samuel McIntyre and Circle, c.1800-10

This is an excellently executed one drawer writing table of the best caliber produced by the Salem woodworking school.  Starting with the top, note that it is a single unjoined board of fabulously striped mahogany.  The edges of the top are finely reeded and the convex shape of the drawer is a rarity and exceptional in design.   Also notice that block ends have evolved into ovolo corners, over the trademark McIntrye acanthus leaves, all of which are beautifully carved and retain an early...

sw02057 - $25,000

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A Classical Mahogany Triple Elliptic "Trick Leg" Table, Duncan Phyfe and/or Circle, New York, c.1810

There are many variations on this table, and one of the primary points of connoisseurship is the shape of the top.  Some are demi-lune, (half round) and some have two elliptical curves, and sometimes even three, which this table has, to its credit.  Of the school, this table is utter simplicity.  We have used this table as a side table or almost a pier table, given its nearly 30-inch height.  Note the apron disappears, and all one sees is a minimalist top with its two supporting battens on a...

sw00770 - $18,000

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A Grand Chippendale Mahogany Desk with Amphitheater Interior, Oxbow Front, and Claw and Ball Feet, Boston, c.1780

This desk is composed of dark purple Cuban mahogany and is quite heavy.  Its drawers are oxbow in form, and are molded from solid mahogany logs.  The desk is supported by four magnificently carved claw and ball feet, and lend a heft to its countenance.  The brasses are heavily molded, and original, including its carrying handles.  And to top all of this off, it exhibits the amphitheater style interior, which is probably one of the most desired of all forms.  Note the close-up of the drawers...

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A Fine Classical Mahogany Card/Games Table with Crossed Lyres attributed to Joseph B. Barry, (1757-1838), Philadelphia, PA c.1820

This card table is an exceptional example of American Classical design, with highly skilled carving and reminiscent of work being done in New York during the late Phyfe period and the work done in New York by the Vose makers, etc. Note the quality of the lyre and the carved leafage at the base of each lyre.  The lyre sits on a double pedestal that is concave on all sides, reducing the heft of what could have otherwise been a over-weighty table.   All of this is supported on four individually...

sw02050 - $28,000

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A Federal Mahogany Classical/Sheraton serving table, Salem, MA, Joseph McIntire, c.1815-20

This server is of small scale and makes a commanding presence.  It comes out of the Salem cabinetmaking concern of the McIntyre family, which employed both father and son, and involves apprentices working with or on their own in this coastal seaport during the first quarter of the 18th century. Note the beautifully carved colonettes and strongly reeded legs.  The turret corners are reeded at the edge and nicely turned on top, revealing its old surface in the turnings.  This is the...

sw02046 - $28,000

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A Grand Large Girandole Mirror, American or English, c.1810 Provenance: Wayne Pratt

This is a very elegant girandole that has a very vertical aspect to it.  Note the eagle, which is beautifully carved, sitting on a very high plinth above a robust and well carved spray of leafage, conforming to bracket carved leafage below the mirror.  It has many gilt balls in close sequence, which arrangement is generally found on earlier girandoles, and retains its original gilt surface and early mirror.  This mirror came out of Wayne Pratt's estate sale.  Wayne was a dealer of great...

sw01162 - $26,000

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A Chippendale Mahogany Serpentine Tilt-Top Tea Table, MA, c. 1770-80

Colonial Tilt Top tables, tended, as a rule, to be round.  These were also produced in a square form, of which some, like this example, had serpentine edged "square" tops.  The top is of single board fine, closed-grain mahogany with a refined molded edge, and retains its original latch and catch with no repairs or restorations.  The mahogany has a mellow amber glow, and the legs are well-shaped with strongly defined claw and ball feet.  The claw and ball foot was an extra, the vast majority...

sw00465 - $16,500

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A Commanding Mahogany Serpentine Front Chippendale Bureau, Boston, c.1750, circle of Benjamin Frothingham

This is a most impressive piece, the best of what came out of Boston in the last quarter of the 18th century.  It is exceptional in the proportion of the elegant serpentine aristocratic form of its drawers, to the bold claw and ball feet on well defined legs.  As such, the legs give this chest a lively, sprung look which is balanced by a top with a generous overhang, all of which gives this chest a very gracious look in a rather compact 36 in wide case. The mahogany is a beautiful muted tone...

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An Oak, William & Mary Lowboy/Dressing Table with original brass and finial, England, c.1680/1700

This is a beautifully executed table with a very gracious overhang and beautifully turned legs which retain their original bun feet, stretchers, and finial.  In addition, the brasses are first, so this is quite a rare piece to find in this condition.  The surface is an old historic one that has been waxed through the years.  The apron is beautifully developed and retains its original edge moldings,etc.  Also note the top retains no additional reinforcement; only the pegs that were originally...

sw02048 - $22,000

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A Magnificent Highly Carved Classical Mahogany 4 Poster Bed, Massachusetts, c.1820

Provenance: Ansel Gibbs (b.1773 - d.1835) of Fairhaven, MA: Shipmaster, Merchant, and Justice of the Peace. Deaccessioned from New Bedford Whaling Museum . This bed is composed of heavy, dense mahogany, profusely carved on all posts, terminating in magnificent pineapples.  Of particular interest is the headboard, with the classical swag motif done in a provincial manner, as interpreted from desirable New York examples.  The original owner, no doubt, was a man of means and taste and the bed...

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A Fine Classical Mahogany Drop Leaf Table with Crossed Lyres attributed to Joseph B. Barry, (1757-1838), Philadelphia, PA c.1820

There are drop leaf tables and there are drop leaf tables of the same ...

sw02045 - $28,000

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A Monumental Gilt Pier Mirror with Reverse Painting, with American Eagle, Probably American, c.1800

This is an important eglomise pier mirror with giltwood frame.  The large scale and dramatic proportions of this mirror are enhanced by a fine eglomise glass panel in the frieze depicting an American Eagle clutching a banner reading  "E Pluribus Unum" and flanking oak leaf rosettes. What makes this mirror extra special is its original reverse painted glass with the American eagle.  (The plate is restored.)  Considering its grand size, it probably came out of a fabulous mansion or public...

sw02044 - $28,000

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A Rare Diminutive (26" width) Mahogany Hepplewhite Desk with Tambour Doors, MA, c.1795, possibly John Seymour, Provenance: John Walton

It is most rare to find a desk of this size; it was obviously a ...

sw01201 - $18,500

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A Regency/ late Sheraton Mahogany Chamber Writing-Table, Attributed to Gillows, England, c. 1810

This table is often associated with a legislator's table, which it could easily be (or perhaps was).  What makes this table quite interesting is, aside from the large service drawer, there is a hinged flap, which opens to a fitted compartment. Below is a conforming apron with a long drawer that has single cock beading. The corners of the case have applied molded rectangular reserves and sit atop ring-turned, reeded, and tapered legs with ball feet and casters. The top is a beautifully figured...

sw01166 - $24,000

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An Inlaid Mahogany Hepplewhite Demi-lune Card Table with Five Legs, Newport, RI, School of John Townsend and/or Contemporary, c.1800

This card table is quintessential Newport with the inlaid bookend moldings, oval patera, and checkered & line inlay (see detailed images).   Also note the developed concave edge moldings on the leaves, a mark of superior craftsmanship and attention to detail seen on some Newport tables.  A rare and desirable feature also closely associated with Newport cabinetry is the five leg design, seen here with matching string and banding inlay. This card table is a very fine example of federal...

sw00691 - $24,500

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