Queen Anne Walnut Hanging Corner Cupboard
A fully mortised and molded case surrounds an arched cupboard door with a fielded panel enclosing three shelves. The waist collection molding visually divides the inner cabinet. The back boards are white cedar. The brass is sand cast. The antique finish is hand applied and rubbed to achieve a rich patina. 36” H x 31’ W x 18” Deep Pennsylvania – c. 1760Return to top.
Chippendale Style Mahogany Three Drawer Dower Chest
The case has exposed dovetails with a molded lift top, strap hinges and an enclosed molded till. The hand carved applied shell is supported by three end to end hand dovetailed drawers.The drawer bottoms as well as interior base are white cedar. The molded base is supported by ogee bracket feet. The back brackets of the rear feet are cut on the diagonal. The chippendale sandcast drawer brasses, bold chest lifts, interior locks, keys and strap hinges are handmade. All of the posts are hand threaded. The antique finish is hand applied and rubbed to achieve a rich patina. 59″ L x 23″ D x 26″ H Pennsylvania – c. 1790Return to top.
Chippendale Cherry Chest of Drawers
The case, with molded and fluted quarter columns, is fully dovetailed as are the four graduated drawers, all resting on bracket feet. The drawer sides are white pine with white cedar bottoms. The sand cast bails are backed by knurled edge rosettes which are supported by hand threaded brass posts. The escutcheons are flush with the drawer fronts, the locks are hand forged. The antique finish is hand applied and rubbed to achieve a rich patina. 34″ H x 39-1/2″ W x 22″ D Philadelphia – c. 1780-90Return to top.
Queen Anne Tiger Maple Small Desk on Frame
The frame is mortised, tenoned and pegged with a repeat cyma scrolled outline leading to turned legs ending in pad feet. The case has three fully dovetailed drawers. The interior with dovetailed drawers has cyma scrolled pigeonhole terminals. The sand cast brass is hand chased with hand forged iron snipes supporting the bails. The finish is hand applied and rubbed to achieve a rich patina. 35″ H, 24 1/2″ W. with a depth of 14 !/2″ with lid open 24″ Connecticut – c. 1730-1750Return to top.
Queen Anne Walnut Chest-on-Frame
The frame is mortised, tenoned and pegged with a gracefully scrolled apron leading to cabriole legs with trifid feet. The uppercase with bold molding is fully dovetailed as are the three drawers over five. The upper three drawers contain Quaker locks which require opening from the drawer below. The drawer sides are white pine with white cedar bottoms attached by wooden pegs.The Queen Anne brass is sand cast and supported by hand threaded brass posts. There are five knurled edge escutcheon lock plates, with locks on each drawer. The antique finish is hand applied and rubbed to achieve a rich patina. 69 3/4″ H, 41″ W – with a depth of 22 1/2″ Pennsylvania, Chester County – c.1750Return to top.
A Mahantongo Valley Paint-Decorated Chest of Drawers
This late Federal chest with molded cornice under a rectangular top and four graduated drawers in poplar has a ground painted in solid green with Prussian blue and vermillion. The Germanic decorations which embellish the case are yellow, vermillion, white, black and green on baluster turned feet. A series of abstracted butterfly motifs surround the front case. A quarter fan decoration on the painted border frames out the angels and birds facing inward towards a stylized tulip which grows slowly from one thumb molded drawer onward. The cherry pulls are hand turned. Each geometric star motif on the recessed side panel features the inclusion of a segmented four-point compass star. A varnish coat protects the entire hand painted surface. H 52″ D 21″ W 42″ c. 1835-1840Return to top.