Longyan wood is grown in Fujian in the South of China and is used for making furniture, etc. This is a substantial altar table. It has everted flanges at each end. The table is in quite good condition for its age. In some places there are noticeable defects which have not been repaired. Such repair can be done well in Beijing. The carving is strong and good. The top of the table is of one piece of wood. We believe one base of the table may be a bit newer than the rest of the table...
The best Victorian bed we've ever had or seen, this half tester American bed, circa 1860, is absolutely beautiful. It measures 10 feet tall, 83 inches long and 68 inches wide. It takes a queen size mattress. Its in all original condition with the exception of the top having been recovered. Probably made in New York by Prudent Mallard.
Rare Chester County Pennsylvania Spice Chest in walnut having a moulded cornice above a raised panel door opening to an arrangement of ten small drawers (one replaced) and raised on straight bracket feet. Secondary woods include: poplar, oak, walnut and beech. There is a faint inscription on one of the bottom drawers. Pennsylvania, circa 1760-80.
Spice boxes or chests were a status symbol in colonial America. Only a household that was well furnished and fairly prosperous had a spice box...
Stunning Buddhist gilt top structure very similar to Palace Lion Throne, intricately carved wood with highest quality gilding, very strong impact, needs large wall for display (see our homepage), good condition, can be used as mirror (see photographs), 19th Century, ca. 1858, Mandalay, Burma. Collectors item, good condition, Size H. 290 x W. 180 cm
Exceptional George III Mahogany Chest on Chest, having a concave cornice with greek-key design above a series of graduated drawers with beautifully matched veneer, flanked by canted corners with geometric interlocking oval blind fretwork and raised on
straight bracket feet. English, Circa 1760
This a beautiful and extremely rare pair of statues from the second part of the 15th century representing a couple of smiling angels. This pair is actually a tribute to the famous 13th century statue of the smiling angel, a stone sculpture of the cathedral of Reims which was carved between 1236 and 1245 also called the Smile of Reims (Le Sourire de Reims). Reims located in northeaster France, was founded in 80 BC before the Roman conquest of northern Gaul...
Exceptional George III Serpentine Chest of Drawers or Commode in the French Manner having a moulded edge serpentine top with overhanging sides above two over three conforming drawers, rounded front corners and bold bracket feet. The drawer sides and bottoms are mahogany which is unusual since it was the most expensive wood during the 18th Century. Brass pulls may be original, escutcheons replaced...
Armoire. Dated 1651. Baltic possibly German.Features Circassian walnut veneer on door. Original lock and key. 24" d x 57.5" w 85" h.
Beautiful solid mahogany American Victorian dining table with heavily carved base. Table measures 60" square when closed. It has six original leaves, each approximately 14" wide, and eight more leaves that fit but are not original to the table. All together this table takes FOURTEEN leaves and measures over twenty-one feet when fully extended. The base is beautifully carved with a reeded center, lions heads and paw feet. There is a center leg for stability when the table is open...
Spectacular 3-piece hardwood 19thc salon set from former Portuguese colony of Goa-composed of three pieces-two matching arm chairs and settee--festooned with lions and peacocks-no repairs-some minor scrapes and rubbing-seats need to be changed-this exotic furniture is rare as it combines Hindu and Portuguese motifs--carving is first class-chairs are 39 inches high-29 inches wide and 28 inches deep-settee is 39 inches high-61 inches wide 28 inches deep--an amazing set to be certain
Exceptional George III bachelorβs chest in nicely figured mahogany with good color and patina, having a rectangular, cross banded top above an oak brushing slide and four graduated drawers flanked by canted, reeded corners and raised on straight bracket feet. English, circa 1780 (brasses replaced).
**Please note: This item is not currently on view in our gallery...
Exceptional George III Painted Satinwood Pembroke Table, in the manner of Robert Adam; having rectangular top and two drop leaves, with a central painted patterae of children with dogs and a border decorated with ribbon and foliage. Below is a single drawer and the whole is raised on straight, tapered legs with painted floral decoration. English, circa 1780.(slight warp to leaves
Length: 38.5β (open)
Length: 19β (closed)
A pair of cast iron garden urns in the campagna style with attached metal decorative collar of alternating pairs of bunches of grapes and grape leaves. Each is cast as 1 piece on a shallow (2.5") plinth. These are quite rare; probably ca 1880. They have a wonderful reddish sun-dried patina as befits their origins in Texas. Each piece is 32" high and 24" in diameter. No apparent flaws.
Pair of large garden urns from the J L Mott Foundry NY ca 1870 in the Morning Glory pattern. The Smithsonian owns several of a variant on these it has used in the Edith Haupt Garden on the Mall. Bowl sides have highly decorative fluting ending in a protruding bottom faced with morning glory blooms, the decorative stems extending beneath. Each is 34" high, bowl diameter is 29"; base is 15" square. Stripped, rust-proofed and re-painted. In very good condition.
Chinese Qing dynasty large hardwood cabinet .H:7 feet 6 inches, w:49 3/4 inches, d:21 3/4 inches
Antique French Farmhouse Table, constructed as a double draw leaf dining table with square tapered legs and two drawers within the recessed apron, all made of Cherry with the exception of the interior panels of the leafs, which is made of ash. Seating can accommodate up to 12 places with full leaf extension. Signs of age and wear, otherwise fine condition. Circa 1800. Measuring: 32β high x 66-1/4β long x 32-1/2β deep, fully extended 30-1/2β high x 128-1/4β long x 32-1/2β deep.
American Chippendale Ox-Bow Slant-Front Desk. Massachusetts, Circa 1780. In Nicely Faded Mahogany, the hinged, rectangular lid opening to an interior fitted with an arrangement of valanced pigeonholes and small drawers. Below are four reverse-serpentine graduated drawers and the whole is raised on graceful ogee bracket feet. The grain of the mahogany on the lid and drawer fronts is very fine and the sides are 'plum-pudding' mahogany...
Antique Chippendale style chest on chest in mahogany having a cove molded cornice with rosewood inlay above a series of graduated drawers with line inlay; the top case with canted, fluted corners, the bottom case raised on ogee molded feet. English, circa 1840.
*Provenance: From the Estate of Marshall Coyne, Washington D.C.