Antique Tibetan painted traveling trunk (also known as a Yak butter trunk) used to store and transport religious yak butter sculptures and artifacts. The main image shows a flaming jewel while the surrounding painting shows an octagonal foliated grid pattern. The fractal design shows an infinite repetition of the Mandala shapes and patterns. Decorated with the arrow shaped mounts along the edges. The polychrome on wood is all original...
Impressive large-scale Black Forest carved armchair in walnut with all over carved decoration of bark, branches, leaves and berries. Swiss. Circa 1870-1880. * Provenance: Anniee McCarthy, Newport, RI and NYC (label). Minor loss to tips of leaves on crestrail, caned seat was once over upholstered.
*See “History of Black Forest Furniture”
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...
A Republic period hardwood couch made of Hongmu wood. Chou symbol of water dragons with marble in the apron and the back slat has auspicious flying bats and Lingzhi mushrooms with Qin dynasty archaic key fret patterns.
Age: Republic Period (1900-1920)
Dimensions: 75 1/2" Wide by 29 3/4" High by 22" Deep
An antique Chinese scholar's stand made of natural gnarled twisted hardwood roots with a transparent russet lacquer. This type of natural root furniture goes back to the 12th century aesthetic. Here is an example of the round stand produced during the Republic Period, bearing the colonial form true to the Victorian Era.
Age: Early Republic Period
Dimensions: 17" Wide by 17 3/4" High by 13 1/2" Deep
An antique Chinese wardrobe cabinet made entirely of Jumu wood. Large circular nickel/brass plate door hardware representing a coin which symbolizes wealth and prosperity. It was originally commissioned and made for part of a woman's wedding dowry. Two large doors open to reveal a spacious storage area with a removable shelf which can adjust to two levels...
Rare wing chair with white oak and yellow pine secondary woods. Great stance. On original cup casters. Pending research likely Baltimore or Annapolis.
An antique Chinese small country cabinet made of Pine wood with a clear lacquer finish. From the Ningbo province, it features two doors that open to a spacious storage area with a removable center shelf.
Age: 19th Century
Dimensions: 27 5/8" Wide by 34 5/8" High by 14 1/2" Deep
Swirling free standing bronze dragon reaching upward supporting a golden rutilated quartz energy ball. Three claws on each of the four feet. The dragon has an arching twisted body with an open mouth. Original patina with natural variation of bronze tones.
The Japanese see dragons as benefactors and protectors of mankind. Dragon tattoos symbolize bravery, wisdom, and strength...
A Rare and beautiful set of four French Louis Majorelle Style Art Nouveau side chairs in remarkable condition made of blonde walnut measuring 44 inches high by 18 inch wide, seat height is 19 inches
Roxbury, Massuchusetts, circa 1811, registry for the Hyde family beginning with Aaron Hyde born 1770, signed "Martha Hyde Roxbury Sep 1811", meandering floral vine border with bows, silk on linen, 19-1/2 x 16-1/4 in. (sight); later gilt decorated frame, 21-3/4 x 18-1/2 in.
Note: Martha Hyde is listed in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, as being born in Newton, Massachusetts May 14th, 1800.
Provenance:Private Collection, Atlanta, Georgia
Having fan carved in lower drawer, good proportions, cabiole legs and old finish.
Pair of Italian armchairs--ask about the interesting provenance. Nice proportions
An antique Chinese skinny bench made entirely of Elm wood. Having acquired an antique patina over the years of weathering and loving use, it is sturdy and ready for its next century of function.
Contemporary uses include placement at the end of a bed, behind a sofa or in an entryway for ease of removing ones shoes before entering a home.
Age: 19th Century
Dimensions: 64 1/4" Wide by 20 1/2" High by 13" Deep
Biedermeier walnut side table from Germany or Austria with drum-shaped top with drawer on tripartite base. Surprisingly sturdy, it dates early 1900's. In excellent antique condition, it measures 18.75 inches high, 13" diameter.
An exceptional ladder back Delaware Valleycahir with 4 slats, original red wash and splint seat, and well developed turnings.
The chair is in excellent original condition and structurally sound. As to be expected there are some losses to the splints. The height is 43", with a width
of 20" and a depth of 18". The seat depth is 16" and 18 1/2" high.
Three elongated light blue plaques mounted in antique brass bow frames with screw-on backs. The plagues measure about 2" wide x 3" high, and are in excellent condition. The brass frames measure about 2 1/2" wide by 5 3/4" tall and are also in excellent condition. On the back of each plague is the impressed WEDGWOOD mark, and each also has the lone letter X impressed...
Antique English Campaign Chest (circa 1880) in two parts, with all original locks, lift handles, key hole escutcheons, brass binding and removable feet. Solid Mahogany with rich figuring and color, with a clean finish. The secondary wood is Pine. All drawers run smoothly. All joints are tight. The maker's stamp is present (Arthur Foley & Son, 1888, see photos). 43 3/4" Hight, 36" Wide, 19 1/2" Deep.
This chest exemplifies practical portability which was its primary purpose...