Important Antique English Gilt Wood and Composition Girandole Mirror, the oval mirror plate within a leaf carved surround and within mirrored borders with crossed vine-form decoration. The cresting and pendant formed with scrolling leaf and paterae and the pendant with three vine and floral decorated candlearms. Early 19th century.
Height: 64", Width: 38", Depth: 12"
Fine small scale ormolu, crystal and cut glass six-light chandelier with baluster shaped cut glass stem supporting six scrolling floral and foliate ormolu candle arms, the whole hung with swags of crystal beads and drop pendants. Late 19th century. (Electrified)
Brass two-tiered, twelve light chandelier with turned baluster supporting two tiers, each with six scrolling candle arms. The large ball below the juncture of the arms and the drop ring are typical features of 18th century Dutch chandeliers. Early 20th century. Now electrified, polished and lacquered.
Lacquer tobbaco or snuff box with faux tortoise finish and brass Maltese cross inlay on the lid.
Origin: England, ca. 1820. Condition: good; some crackling and scratching of lacquer surface; one 1/2" and one 1/8" flake on the bottom. Size: 3-1/2" diam.; 1-5/8" tall.
Colorful thread box, the hinged top decoupaged with playing cards. Both the inside lid and the bottom have labels proclaiming "Brook's Soft Finish is the Perfection of Sewing Thread."
Origin: America, ca. 1900. Condition: very good, some crackling of finish. Size: 5" x 4" x 2".
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
Rectangular black laquered snuffbox enhanced with mustard- and red-painted decoration on all six surfaces. The inside of the lid is engraved "Alexr> C. Stark/Paterson, NJ". American, ca. 1830. Excellent condition, showing slight surface wear where Mr. Stark (obviously a right handed gentlemen) placed his thumb to open the box.
Stunning Victorian bronze picture frame, the border inset with gold velvet completely encrusted with gold thread embroidery of twining vines and flowers. The easel back is covered in gold moire silk.
Origin: probably French, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent; some staining on the back side. Size: outer--2.5"x3.25"; sight--1.5"x2.25".
Attractive and unusual Victorian inlaid wood stereographgraphoscope. When the lid is raised and a stereograph is inserted in the holder, the viewer looks through the magnifying portal for a realistic three dimensional view.
Origin: probably English, ca. 1850. Condition: very good, although there is some chipping of the veneer along the edges. Size: 5.25" x 3.25" x 1".
Outstanding American late Classical mirror framed in solid well-figured mahogany with a gilt applied composition border of bellflowers. The gilding has a particularly rich patina. The glass is old and 1/4" thick, but probably not original, and has dulled to a very nice patina. The plate is backed with a wood panel that is covered with paper. The nails holding the plate in place have been replaced.
Origin: America, probably mid-Atlantic region, ca. 1840...
Charming early 19th century wooden snuff box, carved in the shape of a shoe, probably from Dieppe, France. Diamond-shaped ivory insert on the lid; the heart at the toe is probably missing ivory. Lovely patina; very good condition. Measures 3 7/8” long by 1 1/8” wide by 1/2” high.
Early 19th century dragee box with fabulous reverse painted lid featuring pretty woman holding a large playing card of the King of Hearts! The scene is surrounded by scroll and scallop motifs in gold. Best of all, at her feet is a rebus; my lack of French prevents me from deciphering it, but it should show well in the image! Box is made of heavy board or card, trimmed in gilt metal and topped with glass...
An early 19th century royal blue enamel box, possibly Wednesbury. The lid features raised blue, gilt and white floral decoration. Good condition; some chips and cracks to interior. Measures 1 ½” long by 1 1/8” wide by 1” high.
Pretty burl snuff box commemorating the accession of Louis Phillipe to the French throne, which occurred in 1830. Center medallion features a profile of the king and the words: "L. Phillipe Roi Des (?) Francais/Dehais". Box is lined in tortoise shell or horn. Very good condition; central medallion is somewhat dented. Measures 1 3/4".
Round Continental porcelain box, with transfer decoration on a convex lid depicting four people in a pastoral setting, the interior with floral and foliate transfer decoration on white ground. There are gilt highlights on the exterior salmon-colored body and rim. Condition is very good, with some surface scratches to the transfer decoration, but no chips or cracks. Marked in blue enamel with a Sevres-style mark. Measures 1 ¾” high by 2 ¼” in diameter.
Lovely 19th century French porcelain box in wonderful condition, decorated with raised gilt and white decoration on a green background. Nice oval shape. Excellent condition; one spot of dirt on one side. Measures 2 1/2” long by 1 1/8” wide by 1 5/8” high.
A Child's or Doll's Victorian Rocker, ebonized and stenciled. There is modest damage to the cane seat. Dimensions; 23" high x 12.5" wide x 20" deep.
A Late Victorian Lady's Quilting rocker (low sloping side arms) with a cane back and seat. Fine condition. Dimensions 36" high x 20" wide x 19" deep. It is in fine condition.