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Lot 70: An exceptional and rare paint decorated Wythe County, Virginia blanket chest An exceptional and rare paint decorated Wythe County, Virginia blanket chest Lot 70: An exceptional and rare paint decorated Wythe County, Virginia blanket chest

Rare paint decorated Wythe County, Virginia blanket chest in an exceptional state of preservation. Descended through the Dutton family of Wythe County (daughters of Henry Huddle married into the Dutton family). Chest consists of three painted panels with dahlia flower and urn designs and two decorated circles on the top of the chest. The poplar chest has a red painted background resting on bracket feet with pads. This “dahlia” chest belongs to the earliest and most intricately decorated chests from the Wythe County group (refer to J. Roderick Moore’s “Painted chests from Wythe County, Virginia”, The Magazine Antiques, September, 1982, pp.516-521). A similar chest also descending from the Dutton family can be seen in Figure 2 of the J. Roderick Moore article. Scribe lines are visible where a template and compass was used to mark out the painted designs. Another rare feature of this chest is the alternating color design of the urns. Provenance – Teenie Dutton of Wythe Co. passed the chest to sister, Sophia Dutton Buck. Sophia Dutton Buck married Ephriam Buck, and they passed it to their daughter, Ada Buck Kinder. Ada Buck Kinder married John Kinder, and they passed it to their daughter, Beulah Ann Kinder. Beaulah passed the chest to her nephew, Neal Kinder. Condition – the chest remains in a remarkable state of preservation, completely original. This chest was thoroughly inspected by the late John Bivens in the mid 1990s. He concluded the chest was completely original and suggested a protective treatment to prevent exfoliation of the original painted surface. The decision was made to leave the chest untreated. Blacklighting confirms the paint is original with no inpainting or restoration. 52″ width x 26 1/4″ height x 23 1/4″ depth. Circa 1800. [See more photos →]

$99,000.00
Lot 106: Virginia Frye-Martin school Bookcase on Bureau Virginia Frye-Martin school Bookcase on Bureau Lot 106: Virginia Frye-Martin school Bookcase on Bureau

Virginia 18th century bookcase on bureau attributed to the Frye-Martin school of Winchester. Walnut primary, yellow pine secondary. The upper case features a broken arch scroll pediment, carved floral rosettes, applied arch string tympanum molding, and arched stop-fluted quarter columns. The lower bureau features a pull out writing surface above four graduated drawers flanked by arch stop-fluted quarter columns, resting on ogee bracket feet. Hand forged iron door latch on the bookcase consists of an iron strap spring with a heart shaped terminus. Retains the original surface. For other examples of furniture from this school, refer to “The Furniture of Winchester, Virginia”, Wallace Gusler, American Furniture 1997 Edited by Luke Beckerdite, pp. 228-265. Various inscriptions on the writing surface include, “Harriet swallowed a fly this morning September 29, 1848”, “C. P. Bachardson Savannah Georgia”, “Holliday Baltimore Md December 1862”, “Given to Douglas Borum July 9th 1928 by his Mother”, “Douglas Borum”, “C.J. Borum 1902 Oct 1″ and various other illegible inscriptions. This is currently the only known bookcase on bureau form from the Frye-Martin group. 93 1/4″ H x 42″ W x 23” D. Provenance: The bookcase and bureau was given to Douglas Borum (1882-1945) of Southwestern Virginia by his mother, Caroline Borum (1852-1941), on July 9th, 1928 (detailed on the writing slide of the bookcase on bureau). Caroline Borum was married to Captain Calvin Monroe Borum (1842-1921). Caroline was the heir of her family home, Spengler Hall in Strasburg, Virginia. The Borums renamed the house ìMatin Hillî after the hill on which the home was built. The diary accompanying the bookcase and bureau was written during the Borum ownership from a period 1861-1869. Carolineís father was Samuel Kendrick (1802 – ?). Samuel purchased Spengler Hall from his first cousin Joseph Spengler, who inherited the home from his father, Anthony Spengler/Spangler, in 1834. Anthony Spangler (1774-1834) began building Spangler Hall around 1800. Spangler Hall is a large brick house directly off Route 11 in Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia and is noted for its sophisticated interior woodwork. Note – this lot also contains a handwritten journal with the inscription “July 1861 Names of the Soldiers who have called at Matin Hill”. The next two pages list various Confederate soldiers from Virginia and Mississippi regiments. Also included in the journal are various songs and poems including a “Farewell to the Star Spangled Banner” dated July 6th, 1863. Other inscribed names include “Crawford”, and “Charles OMalley The Irish Dragoon”. Condition: Retains the original surface. Glued break to upper pediment retaining the original piece, missing original finials, tympanum molding on sides of bookcase missing, retains one original brass escutcheon in left door of the bookcase, very old chip to left bookcase door near the bottom left hinge, brasses replaced with evidence of earlier sets, later applied key hole escutcheons, expected restoration/building up of drawer sides from wear. Retains original feet blocks and rear feet facings. Front foot facing with a 4 1/4″ H repair, 2 1/2″ repair to left foot facing. [See more photos →]

$96,000.00
Lot 120: Burgner, Greene Co. TN Musical Desk, dated 1819 Burgner, Greene Co. TN Musical Desk, dated 1819 Lot 120: Burgner, Greene Co. TN Musical Desk, dated 1819

Early labeled East Tennessee Federal desk by cabinetmaker, J. C. Burgner (John C. Burgner, Horse Creek Community, Greene & Washington Counties, Tennessee). Label inside prospect door inscribed with ink and decorative motifs, “Made by J. C. Burgner for William Paton September the 8 1819”. Cherry primary with tiger maple and various burl veneers, yellow pine and poplar secondary. Tiger maple top molding with wide band over one large drawer with a fitted butler’s desk interior over four graduated dovetailed drawers with cockbeading, transitioning into an elaborate shaped skirt with highly figured burl veneers, splayed French feet. The top desk drawer has figured cherry veneers with the center veneer panel having a circular burl pattern repeated on the interior prospect drawer and flanking candle drawers. The prospect drawer opens to a an upper compartment with a painted grill pattern and lower drawer. The underside of top set with a stringed instrument which can be strummed with a quill when the top desk drawer is opened. 50″ H x 43 1/4″ W x 18″ D. Notes – Five Burgner brothers, including John C., Jacob F., Henry, Christian, and Daniel F., were cabinetmakers primarily in the Horse Creek community of Greene and Washington Co., Tennessee from 1817 until 1902. John C. Burgner maintained a “waste book” detailing the daily operations of the business, including information on furniture forms produced as well as recordings for some of the pieces sold. The Burgners made pieces ranging from $8 to $50, in a wide range of forms. This cabinetmaking shop was known in the region for the incorporation of highly figured woods including curly maple, cherry, and walnut (source information courtesy Daniel Ackermann, Associate Curator, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts). Condition: Older refinished surface, wooden knobs are replacements. Rear right foot previously broken and glued with minimal loss, compartments inside the prospect door indicate a shallow upper compartment drawer is now missing, minimal loss to cockbeading on molding and drawers, some of the drawers with slight build up on drawer sides, some losses to bottom edge of desk drawer where brass brackets have rubbed, a few strings on the underside of stringed instrument missing. [See more photos →]

$66,960.00
Lot 152: Simon Willard Labeled Tall Case Clock Simon Willard Labeled Tall Case Clock Lot 152: Simon Willard Labeled Tall Case Clock

Simon Willard Tall Case Clock, mahogany “Roxbury” case with original Isaiah Thomas paper label. Arched bonnet top with three brass finials raised on plinths, joined by carved pierced scrolling fretwork. Arched dial with painted landscape, depicting two boys fishing in the foreground and a bridge with church steeple visible in the background. Painted spandrels having a gilt grapeleaf and floral/strawberry design. Face painted with roman numerals (seconds above) and “Warranted by Simon Willard Roxbury.” Original serpentine blued and pierced steel hands. The face is framed by two fluted columns with Doric brass capitals, a design element that repeats on the waist and terminates in brass stop-fluting. Waist door has molded edges enclosing a narrow band of contrasting wood inlay which is repeated on the base. Door interior bears Isaiah Thomas-engraved paper label along with carved dates of past maintenance dating from 1865 along with the name “Pevear” (possibly the name of the clock’s original owner). Original flared feet (one repaired). Original 8 day brass works with likely original steel bell. 90″H (not including fretwork and finial) 99″H(including fretwork and finial) x 19-1/2″W x 10″D. Massachusetts, circa 1800. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, purchased from the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Will Scott of Gallatin, Tennessee in 1964. Condition: Case refinished with some areas of minor and expected shrinkage, most noticeably on base; small (under 1″ ) triangular veneer patch at right hand front corner of base. At least one finial is an old replacement. Some cracking to top of hood. Repairs to fretwork on clock’s top right. Some light crazing present to dial but all print on dial is crisp and clean and blacklight shows no evidence of touchups to painting; iron face plate is original. Weights are old but may not be original. Brass bob on pendulum old but probably not original; bears scratched inscription “August 1865”. Missing crank at time of examination. Professional examination of clock works shows they have been well maintained with normal and customary refurbishments (details on request) and are in good working order. Original untouched seatboard; glass in hood also appears original. [See more photos →]

$44,280.00
Lot 186: An important and rare Oscar Bach classical console table and mirror, signed An important and rare Oscar Bach classical console table and mirror, signed Lot 186: An important and rare Oscar Bach classical console table and mirror, signed
Classical bronze console table and matching bronze mirror with classical scenes, bronze label on back of mirror, “Oscar B Bach” (Oscar Bruno Bach, American, 1884-1957). Bronze table contains an inlaid pink marble top supported by an apron consisting of classical Greek scenes around the entire perimeter of the table, resting on reeded legs with cross stretchers and medallions. Medallions with a paterae design on front and back cross stretchers with flower medallions on the side cross stretchers. The legs terminate in hoof feet. The mirror repeats the classical Greek scenes in the frieze surrounded by a reeded molding. Condition – overall excellent condition, slight bend to a bottom side stretcher, a couple of minor chips to lower corners of marble. Table dimensions 30″ height x 38 3/8″ width x 19 3/4″ depth, mirror dimensions 21″ x 39″.Early 20th century. Oscar Bach was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1912. Bach was considered to be one of the most technically proficient and commercially successful decorative metalworkers of the early 20th century. He established a successful studio in New York City and gained several high profile commissions including the inlaid steel mural in the lobby of the Empire State Building. Bach’s work is in several museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Museum of Art, and The Toledo Museum of Art.

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$31,050.00
Lot 109: Southern Pembroke attr. VA Southern Pembroke attr. VA Lot 109: Southern Pembroke attr. VA

Southern Chippendale Pembroke dropleaf table, attrib. Petersburg, Virginia. Mahogany with yellow pine secondary wood, rectangular top with two hinged leaves over a single scratchbeaded and finely dovetailed drawer with Chippendale brass bail pull and plate, four legs with chamfered corners terminating in carved square, flared or “tassel” feet. Drawer side is inscribed with a compass rose in circle. 26 5/8″H x 19 1/2″ wide (30 1/2″ with leaves extended) x 22 3/4″ deep. 1775-1785. Note: Documented by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, MESDA ref. # S-12146. Attributed by Luke Beckerdite to the Petersburg Guttae Foot Group. For a similar example, which originally had corner brackets, ref. to Gusler, Wallace: Furniture of Williamsburg and Eastern Virginia, p. 140 fig. 94. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN, purchased many years ago in the Petersburg, Va. area. CONDITION: 1/2″ patch to stile near right side of drawer; top has a 2″ patch and a 1/2″ patch; 3″ patch repairs in area of front hinges on both sides, one patch on molded table edge (right) and the other on leaf (left); drawer bottom has three boards, one of which appears to be an old replacement; scattered scratches and abrasions. [See more photos →]

$28,980.00
Lot 456: George Nakashima Walnut Credenza George Nakashima Walnut Credenza Lot 456: George Nakashima Walnut Credenza

George Nakashima (Pennsylvania/Washington/Japan/India, 1905-1990) mid-century modern walnut credenza, pinned and dovetailed case construction with two vertical slat sliding doors backed with pandanus cloth, concealing a fitted interior comprised of adjustable shelves on the left side and drawers on the right side. Unsigned. Copy of the original 1958 sales receipt from the George Nakashima studio shown as the last photo. 32″ H x 72 1/8″ W x 20″ D. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.) CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some light fading to top finish, mostly on the left side. [See more photos →]

$25,600.00
Lot 108: Kentucky Federal Sideboard Kentucky Federal Sideboard Lot 108: Kentucky Federal Sideboard

Kentucky Federal tambour-door sideboard, attributed to Lexington, Kentucky; cherry and crotch walnut or cherry with maple and applewood inlay, poplar secondary wood; blocked and serpentine facade with central long drawer above a tambour door section, flanked by veneered panels with line inlay and two short drawers over two doors. All drawers veneered and dovetailed, decorated with string inlay having cut corner design and mounted with original oval brass pulls with raised acorn/oak leaf design; doors have flame grained veneer and fan inlaid corners, with crossbanded edges and shield shaped escutcheons. Edge of top and facade below feature cross banded veneers and lighter wood inlaid edges; lower edge of case features a band of lunette inlay running below the doors and extending to the top of the front legs at each side. The four front square tapered legs and two rear legs all feature line inlay and band of lunette inlay at feet. MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts) documentation label dated 9/12/82 ref. # 11603 located inside left drawer. Taped inside the central drawer is a note dated 1932 from previous owner Dillis Early (Jr.) of Meade County, Kentucky, witnessed by Violet Neff and notarized by George Neff upon the sale of the sideboard to a Mr. Geo. Owen, stating that the sideboard had been in his family for at least 100 years. Early’s great-great grandfather was James Early (1782-1840); tax records for the year 1800 show a James Early in Clark County and a James Earley in Fayette County; James Early’s son Lewis was born in Fayette County in 1811. Note: this sideboard is featured and briefly discussed in The Magazine Antiques article “Living with Antiques: The Nashville Home of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr.,” Vol. C No. 3 Sept. 1971, p. 440. (In this reference, it was attributed, probably erroneously, to Meade County). 39″ H x 66″ W x 18 3/4″ D. First quarter 19th century. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN, acquired from Mr. Marcellus Frost of Nashville, who purchased it in Kentucky. (Marcellus Frost was a Tennessee thoroughbred dealer instrumental in the creation of the Iroquois Steeplechase race. His wife was the great granddaughter of Nashville silversmith Joseph Thorp Elliston). CONDITION: Some exfoliation to veneer; 10″ veneer crack running width of right side door. Back board of top appears to be an old replacement. Several areas of edge inlay missing (some pieces retained) and some scattered missing and/or replaced veneer. Left side escutcheon replaced. 3/4″ gouge to facade below left drawer. Right rear escutcheon possibly repaired. Rear legs have some unevenness to finish, and right rear leg has splice repair. Shrinkage to sides. Central drawer has built-up left interior side and back of drawer bottom replaced. Scattered small areas of patching to top and crossbanding. [See more photos →]

$23,940.00
Lot 129: Kentucky Cherry Sugar Desk Bureau, exhibited Kentucky Cherry Sugar Desk Bureau, exhibited Lot 129: Kentucky Cherry Sugar Desk Bureau, exhibited

Fayette County, Kentucky cherry sugar desk bureau with figured cherry faux drawer fronts and turned Sheraton feet. Poplar secondary wood. Lift top reveals desk interior with two open pigeon holes in center, flanked by a bank of two dovetailed drawers on each side. Lower well lid with brass pull and keyhole cover opens to reveal a divided interior. Underside of lower well lid retains the original lock. Drawer fronts with cock beaded edges, turned feet with cockbeaded molding at top of stile, paneled sides and double paneled back. Exhibited in 2007 at the Speed Museum, “For Safe Keeping: The Kentucky Sugar Chest 1790-1850”. Also illustrated in “Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860” by Genevieve Baird Lacer and Libby Turner Howard, 2013. 37 1/2″H x 35 1/8″W x 18 1/8″D. Circa 1825-40. Provenance – Lexington, Kentucky area collection. Condition: Overall very good condition with an older refinish. Case with minor abrasions, lower well interior has old worm damage to back and sides. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with an older refinish. Case with minor abrasions, lower well interior has old worm damage to back and sides. [See more photos →]

$22,940.00
Lot 4: Chinese Hardwood Export Settee Chinese Hardwood Export Settee Lot 4: Chinese Hardwood Export Settee

Elaborately carved Chinese export hardwood settee, the crest with dragons flanking a central carved vignette of rats among berries, the back support with two fan-carved vignettes of monkeys, deer, cranes, and other birds flanking a central circular vignette of three scholars and a horse. Carved bird finials atop rear stiles, dragon form arms, the openwork apron with bird and foliate carving, lion carved knees and claw and ball feet. 41 3/4″ H x 57 1/2″ W x 29 3/4″ D. 20th century. Condition: Overall very good condition. Very slight losses to carving on back. Condition: Overall very good condition. Very slight losses to carving on back. [See more photos →]

$21,780.00
Lot 162: Early East TN Corner Cupboard, Moses Crawford Early East TN Corner Cupboard, Moses Crawford Lot 162: Early East TN Corner Cupboard, Moses Crawford

Early Knox County, Tennessee walnut corner cupboard attributed to Tennessee’s earliest cabinetmaker, Moses Crawford (Knox County, 1743-1819). One piece cupboard form with a stepped, five-part cornice transitioning into a carved astragal/scalloped molding flush to the frieze over sixteen glazed pane doors opening to three interior shelves. Lower section with two paneled doors opening to one one interior shelf over a large stepped ogee molding resting on large ogee bracket feet with “fish tail” spur returns. Inset stop fluted quarter columns with lower section of capitals having a carved drape design. Large wooden pins protrude from the backside of ogee feet. Secondary wood poplar throughout. 89 1/2″ H x 66″ W x 37″ D. Late 18th century. Note: C. Tracey Park’s 2013 MESDA article “Moses Crawford: Tennessee’s Earliest Cabinetmaker Revealed” established Moses Crawford in Tennessee before 1780. Crawford was originally from Augusta County, Virginia. Parks further notes in his article the probate inventory of Moses Crawford’s estate itemized cabinetmaking tools, a workbench, a glue pot, various planes, chisels, punches, and gouges, as well as walnut plank. A 1775 deed signed by five Overhill Cherokee leaders and witnessed by Moses and Samuel Crawford provides the earliest documentation for any cabinetmaker within the political boundaries now recognized as the state of Tennessee. Histories of Crawford’s surviving furniture represent ownership traceable to Scots-Irish families who established themselves in Knox and Blount counties between the years 1787 and 1801 (courtesy C. Tracey Parks). CONDITION: Older refinish with hinge replacements. Lower panel doors appears to be a second quarter of the 19th century restoration replacing an earlier drawer midsection configuration with smaller panel doors. [See more photos →]

$21,760.00
Lot 179: Middle TN Cherry Sugar Sideboard Middle TN Cherry Sugar Sideboard Lot 179: Middle TN Cherry Sugar Sideboard

Middle Tennessee sugar sideboard, possibly Wilson Co. Cherry primary with cherry veneer, poplar secondary. Comprised of a rectangular top over cherry veneered frieze, three deep scratch-beaded drawers over one long drawer, all dovetailed with wooden knobs and diamond inlaid escutcheons. Paneled ends, ring turned and tapered legs terminating with ball and spike feet. 37 3/4″ H x 38 1/4″ W x 20 1/2″ D. Circa 1820-1830. Note: Two similar examples are illustrated in the book “The Art & Mystery of Tennessee Furniture” by Nathan Harsh and Derita Williams, p. 153, figures 170 & 171. CONDITION: Older refinish, escutcheons are older replacements with some patching, most notably to center drawer front. Lock missing on center deep drawer. Various minor stains to the top. Block added to interior of back. [See more photos →]

$21,120.00
Lot 126: KY cherry card table, attr. Porter Clay KY cherry card table, attr. Porter Clay Lot 126: KY cherry card table, attr. Porter Clay

Kentucky cherry card or games table, attributed to the cabinetmaking shop of Porter Clay (1779-1849), brother of Statesman Henry Clay. Apron with figured cherry veneers and a shaped “cupid’s bow” cut out center, tapered Hepplewhite legs. Rear swing leg reveals a dovetailed case with poplar secondary wood. 29 7/8″H x 36 1/4″W x 17 1/4″D (w/ leaves 34 3/4″). Provenance: Lexington, Kentucky area collection; descended from home of Jacob Spears, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Jacob Spears (1754-1825) is recorded as the earliest whiskey distiller of Bourbon Co. in addition to the occupations of farmer, dealer in bluegrass seed, and breeder of horses. This table left the family when it was sold from the estate of Tosca Garibaldi Spears, who died in 2013 in Lexington. She was the wife of Lockhart Spears (d. 2003), owner of Stoneleigh Farm in Paris, Kentucky. He was a direct descendant of Jacob Spears, as follows: Lockhart Spears, son of Catesby Woodford Spears, son of Henry Spears, son of Abram Spears, son of Jacob Spears. Note: A card table of related design, attributed to Porter Clay (1779-1849), is illustrated in the book “Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860″ by Lacer and Howard, p. 56. For a discussion of Porter Clay and his furniture published by The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, refer to http://www.mesdajournal.org/2015/porter-clay-a-excellent-cabinetmaker-part-one-biographical-account/ . Condition: Overall very good condition with older refinish, slender oval patch to top leaf near hinges, older 2″ length of apron molding replaced on right front leg and repair to backside of leg including a reduction of depth for the upper third length of leg, small square patch to apron return near top of left leg, overall minor abrasions. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with older refinish, slender oval patch to top leaf near hinges, older 2” length of apron molding replaced on right front leg and repair to backside of leg including a reduction of depth for the upper third length of leg, small square patch to apron return near top of left leg, overall minor abrasions. [See more photos →]

$20,460.00
Lot 166: East TN Federal Inlaid Chest of Drawers East TN Federal Inlaid Chest of Drawers Lot 166: East TN Federal Inlaid Chest of Drawers

East Tennessee Hepplewhite walnut chest of drawers with extensive inlay. Barber pole inlaid frieze over four graduated drawers with tear drop inlaid escutcheons, surmounted by vine, leaf, and tulip inlay; the corners inlaid with alternating light and dark quarter fans; the base with barber pole inlay transitioning to a shaped skirt with alternating inlaid semicircular fan with radiating diamond inlays and vines terminating in alternating inlaid quarter fans. Splayed feet with inlaid oval lozenges, sides with shaped inlaid semicircular fans. Federal eagle brasses. Poplar secondary wood. 35 3/4″ H x 39 1/2″ W x 20 1/2″ W. Provenance: Fletcher family of East Tennessee; Riceville, TN collection. CONDITION: Older refinish, appears to retain the original brasses and locks. Interior drawer supports replaced and some of the drawer sides built up, two old symmetrical veneer patches on each side of the top (unless by design), backboards reset with a couple of patches to rodent chew, Older repair to veneer facings on front feet and tip of lower back foot facing, small patch to divider over top drawer escutcheon. [See more photos →]

$20,460.00
Lot 33: Pair of Chinese Hardwood Yokeback Armchairs, Modern Pair of Chinese Hardwood Yokeback Armchairs, Modern Lot 33: Pair of Chinese Hardwood Yokeback Armchairs, Modern

Pair of Chinese hardwood yokeback armchairs with carved dragon backs, carved skirts and woven cane seats, open mortise and tendon joinery. 47″ H x 26 1/4″ W x 19″ D. 20th century/Modern. Condition: Overall very good condition, light staining/mildew residue at base of feet. [See more photos →]

$20,295.00
Lot 93: Miniature TN Cherry Press with Two Drawers Miniature TN Cherry Press with Two Drawers Lot 93: Miniature TN Cherry Press with Two Drawers
Miniature East Tennessee cherry press with a stepped ogee cornice, two glazed doors over two dovetailed drawers, single interior shelf, half turned pilasters with incised diamond decoration, turned feet. Mahogany veneered frieze, drawer fronts, and base banding. Overall very good condition – inset top board (hidden from view) missing, a couple of losses to the mahogany base banding. 42″ H x 31 3/4″ W x 17″ D. Circa 1830. Note – this form is similar in construction and design to a larger East Tennessee press sold by this auction house in September 2009, lot 59. Lenoir City, TN estate.

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$18,290.00
Lot 112: Tennessee Federal Desk and Bookcase Tennessee Federal Desk and Bookcase Lot 112: Tennessee Federal Desk and Bookcase

East Tennessee Federal desk and bookcase or secretary, figured walnut with poplar secondary wood. Bookcase section with cove molded cornice over a plain frieze and two single paneled doors, flanked by chamfered corners; 3 interior shelves with plate grooves. Diamond inlay at keyhole, molded base. Desk section with fall front, battened top and sides, opening to fitted interor with central plain prospect door, flanked by two vertical document drawers with molded edges, and two drawers over three cubbyholes on each side. Plain writing surface over four graduated drawers and a serpentine skirt, raised on tall flaring french feet. Brass pulls and plates appear original and are stamped with images of cotton bales with triple masted ship in the background, and the caduceus (medical) symbol. Possibly Knox County, Tenn., 1790-1810. Interior of top drawer has MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts) label dated 9/12/82 ref. #11604. Exhibited, “Art of Tennessee,” Frist Center for the Visual Arts, illustrated exhibit catalog p. 62 fig. 28. Also illustrated, “Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture” by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, ed. Tracey Parks, p. 103, fig. 60, and exhibited Cheekwood, 1971, “Made In Tennessee” exhibit. 94″ H x 42″ W x 21 1/2″ D. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN, purchased in Nashville circa 1965, with a long history of being from Knox County, Tenn. CONDITION: Mid-molding that surrounds the base of the top appears to be a 19th century addition. Replaced lower backboard and lower right rear foot backboard replaced. Old patch to top of desk where drawer lock broke out, old patches around later hinges on fall front. Old, possibly original hinges to top bookcase section doors. Feet facings broken and reattached, but appear original. Some oxidation to brasses. Both sides of lower case have full shrinkage splits; right side has patch repair to split. Bottoms of drawer sides built up. [See more photos →]

$18,270.00
Lot 113: TN Federal Cellaret or Liquor Stand TN Federal Cellaret or Liquor Stand Lot 113: TN Federal Cellaret or Liquor Stand

Middle Tennessee Federal Cellaret, also known as a Bottle Case or Liquor Stand, walnut and ash with poplar and walnut secondary woods, rectangular dovetailed case with molded hinged top having cleated ends, kite shaped inlaid escutcheon, interior with no evidence of previous dividers. Lower section with single long dovetailed drawer with bead molded edges; old, likely original brass pulls, kite shaped inlaid escutcheon, square tapered legs are extensions of stiles. Included are twelve glass bottles, not original. 41″ H x 27″ W x 15 3/4″ D. Attributed to Davidson County, Tennessee, circa 1815-1825. Illustrated, “Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture” by Nathan Harsh and Derita Coleman Williams, ed. Tracey Parks, p. 149 fig. 163. Note: this is one of three known Middle Tennessee cellarettes closely related to about a half dozen North Carolina examples attributed to Joseph Freeman, a cabinetmaker in Gates County (b. 1772-d. 1842). The Tennessee pieces may have been made by a Freeman apprentice who journeyed West. The Tennessee cellarets lack the mixing slides found on the North Carolina ones, and have poplar secondary woods versus yellow pine. For a similar Tennessee example, refer to the catalog for the 2006 “Art of Tennessee,” exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, p. 84, fig. 48. A similar North Carolina example can be seen in “The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina 1700-1820” fig. 6.169. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Older refinish. Drawer bottom is a replacement with old pest damage. Hinges and molding appear to be original, some dents/damage to both pulls. [See more photos →]

$18,270.00
Lot 135: Middle TN Press, Lauderdale Family Middle TN Press, Lauderdale Family Lot 135: Middle TN Press, Lauderdale Family

Important Middle Tennessee cherry press, cherry primary with cherry and mahogany veneers, poplar secondary wood. Three piece construction: top section with cove molded cornice over mahogany veneered frieze, second section with two glazed doors having 16 panes, opening to interior with three fixed shelves. Lower section with heavy ogee molding and two dovetailed drawers over two paneled doors, lower interior with single fixed shelf. Paneled sides on lower section, ring turned tapering feet ending in a ball. Descended in the family of Major William Lauderdale, made for son John Hart Lauderdale, Trousdale County (formerly Sumner Co.), TN. 94 7/8″H x 49 1/4″W x 20 1/2″D. Second quarter of the 19th century. Provenance – Lexington, Kentucky area collection. Condition: Overall excellent condition with older refinish, dovetailed drawers in lower case with very minimal build up of drawer sides (less than 1/8″). CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with older refinish, dovetailed drawers in lower case with very minimal build up of drawer sides (less than 1/8″). [See more photos →]

$17,980.00
Lot 138: SW Virginia Pie Safe Sideboard, Urn Tins SW Virginia Pie Safe Sideboard, Urn Tins Lot 138: SW Virginia Pie Safe Sideboard, Urn Tins

Southwest Virginia sideboard pie safe with tins having intricate punched urn, flower, and star designs, total of eight punched tin panels, all with old green paint. Walnut primary and poplar secondary. Rectangular top over one long drawer and two side drawers, all dovetailed; four paneled doors inset with painted tins; interior fitted with two shelves; solid paneled sides, all resting on short turned and tapered legs. 51 1/8″ H x 65 1/4″ W x 18 1/2″ D. Probably Washington County, VA. Third quarter of the 19th century. Provenance: Brad Swanson Collection, Abingdon, VA. CONDITION: Overall general wear, some warping to top, some of the wooden knobs worn, one missing. Crack to front left corner of top, wear and losses to upper corners of a couple of doors and drawers from use. Interior with later added support to accomodate more shelves. [See more photos →]

$17,920.00
Lot 181: East Tennessee Desk and Bookcase East Tennessee Desk and Bookcase Lot 181: East Tennessee Desk and Bookcase

East Tennessee cherry desk and bookcase, yellow pine, poplar and white pine secondary woods. Upper case with molded cornice, two astragal glazed doors opening to three adjustable shelves, lower case with double fold-down writing surface and fitted interior, all lined in later green felt, over one long dovetailed drawer with cock-beaded edge and supported by four tapered square legs. 94 3/4″ H x 40″ W x 24 5/8″ D. Attributed to Jefferson County, Tennessee, circa 1800-1820. Provenance: East Tennessee collection, acquired from the estate of the late Thomas W. (Jack) and Dr. Frances Bernard Overall, Greeneville, TN. CONDITION: Older refinish. Patch to left side fall front near hinges, some replacements and losses to cockbeading. Desk interior with newer felt lining. Splits to side boards on lower case. Minor patches and abrasions, several glass panes with cracks. [See more photos →]

$17,280.00
Lot 509: Philip & Kelvin Laverne "Eternal Forest" Coffee Table Philip & Kelvin Laverne "Eternal Forest" Coffee Table Lot 509: Philip & Kelvin Laverne "Eternal Forest" Coffee Table

Phillip (1908-1988) and Kelvin LaVerne (active 1960/1970) “Eternal Forest” design coffee table, low round form; the top having an acid-etched, enameled and patinated bronze and pewter forest design over wood, supported on a shaped bronze pedestal base. Raised “Philip and Kelvin LaVerne” signature on table top surface. 17 3/8″ H 41 7/8″ dia. Circa 1970. Note: another “Eternal Forest” table was sold by this auction house January 26, 2019, lot 560. Provenance: an Indiana estate. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with top having minor scuffs and scratches, some minor scattered wear and oxidation to the base. [See more photos →]

$16,640.00
Lot 560: Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Eternal Forest Coffee Table Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Eternal Forest Coffee Table Lot 560: Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Eternal Forest Coffee Table

Philip & Kelvin Laverne “Eternal Forest” design coffee table, low round form; the top having an acid-etched, enameled and patinated bronze and pewter forest design over wood, supported on a shaped bronze pedestal base. Raised “Philip and Kelvin LaVerne” signature on table surface. Philip LaVerne Galleries Ltd. Works of Art, N.Y., N.Y. shipping label adhered to underside of table. Additionally accompanied by original Laverne sales brochure. 17 1/4″ H x 42″ dia. American, circa 1970. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Top with some minor scattered scuffs and scratches, some minor scattered wear and oxidation to the base. [See more photos →]

$16,640.00
Lot 522: George Nakashima Frenchman’s Cove Table George Nakashima Frenchman’s Cove Table Lot 522: George Nakashima Frenchman’s Cove Table

George Nakashima (1905 ñ 1990), Nakashima Studios, Cherry Frenchmanís Cove #2 dining table with straight edges. Cherry throughout with top joined by four butterfly joints. 72? x 40?. Circa 1968. Includes letter of authenticity from Mira Nakashima stating the table was manufactured for Mr. Philip W. Brown of Atlanta, GA in 1968. Philip Brown earned his Navy wings in 1963 and served 4 years active duty in a fighter squadron. His later years as a NASA research pilot included 27 years of service, and he authored and co-authored 36 papers and oral NASA presentations. In 1995, Brown was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for his work. Condition: Overall excellent condition with old varnish and very minor abrasions to top. Condition: Overall excellent condition with old varnish and very minor abrasions to top. [See more photos →]

$15,500.00
Lot 269: French Commode, Paillard Bronze Mounts French Commode, Paillard Bronze Mounts Lot 269: French Commode, Paillard Bronze Mounts

Exceptional Napoleon III marble topped marquetry cabinet in the Louis XVI style, with signed gilt bronze mounts by Victor Paillard, (French, 1805-1886). Elaborately inlaid two door case case comprised of mahogany, rosewood, satinwood, and fruitwood; white marble top with projecting center and front corners over a conforming case, the frieze mounted with a classical bronze plaque and openwork foliate scroll decoration; over two doors, each adorned with inlaid oval vignettes of bouquets, set against a parquetry background and framed with bronze molding. Canted corners, with inlaid capitals and applied bronze swags and acanthus leaves. The inlaid base features a band of bronze molding, turreted corners and bronze mounted toupie feet. Sides feature inlaid marquetry laurel swags against a parquetry background. Central bronze plaque bears the stamp of the Parisian firm of Victor Paillard. 44 1/2″ H x 46 1/2″ W x 18 1/2″ D. Paris, 3rd Quarter 19th century. CONDITION: Very good condition. [See more photos →]

$14,260.00
Lot 73: East TN Corner Cupboard, illust. Art & Mystery East TN Corner Cupboard, illust. Art & Mystery Lot 73: East TN Corner Cupboard, illust. Art & Mystery

East Tennessee cherry corner cupboard, attributed to McMinn County. This corner cupboard is Illustrated in The Art & Mystery of Tennessee Furniture by Nathan Harsh and Derita Williams, p. 187, fig. 231. Ogee cornice with incised diamond design over two doors with twelve glazed panes, straight back side returns, ring-turned molding to case corners, center drawer flanked by foliate carved designs on each side and panels with diamond incised moldings flanking central drawer. Lower paneled doors with diamond incised moldings. diamond incised base molding, diamond incised turned feet. Secondary wood is tulip poplar. 94 1/8″ Height x 47 3/4″ Width x 20″ Depth. Second quarter of the 19th century. Provenance – Estate of Bill Selden, Athens, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition with older refinish, minor vertical patch to lower left door, back boards reset, newer back foot brace. [See more photos →]

$14,145.00
Lot 154: Southern Biscuit Table/Huntboard Southern Biscuit Table/Huntboard Lot 154: Southern Biscuit Table/Huntboard

East Tennessee biscuit slab table, Rhea County (Dayton), cherry primary, poplar secondary. Rectangular huntboard or slab form comprised of an overhanging hinged box cover opening to an interior brown marble inset block above a center dovetailed drawer having a porcelain pull. Case rests on tapered Hepplewhite style legs. 39 1/2″ H x 36 3/8″ W x 18 1/4″ D. Third quarter of the 19th century. Provenance: Private Southeast Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall expected wear to case and inset marble. Oxidation to hinges and metal safety chain. Back with some age cracks, one with metal repair. [See more photos →]

$14,080.00
Lot 141: Williamson Co. TN sugar chest, Mooreland Plantation Williamson Co. TN sugar chest, Mooreland Plantation Lot 141: Williamson Co. TN sugar chest, Mooreland Plantation

Middle Tennessee sugar chest, Williamson County, cherry with poplar secondary wood. Dovetailed locking top case and hinged top with bread board ends and ogee molding, interior with divider. Upper dovetailed case rests on a stand with a single dovetailed drawer with wooden pulls, underside of the drawer with distinctive row of woodblocks running beneath the drawer sides. Tall turned tapered legs with ring turnings, terminating in ball and spike feet. 35 3/4″ H x 28 1/8″ W x 16 5/8″ D. Circa 1825. Provenance: descended from the Moore family of Mooreland Plantation, Williamson Co., TN (Brentwood). The sugar chest was given to the consignor’s father James Tippens by Mooreland descendant, Robert Moore, Jr. Mooreland Plantation was built in 1838 and remains standing in present day Brentwood, TN. Condition: Older refinish, wooden strip to back of top replaced, hinges have been moved and replaced, shrinkage and minor losses to top molding. Internal left drawer support is a 19th century replacement. Some light shrinkage to case sides with minor fill to back right side. Condition: Older refinish, wooden strip to back of top replaced, hinges have been moved and replaced, shrinkage and minor losses to top molding. Internal left drawer support is a 19th century replacement. Some light shrinkage to case sides with minor fill to back right side. [See more photos →]

$12,400.00
Lot 135: Attrib. Thomas Seymour, "Cumberland" Dining Table Attrib. Thomas Seymour, "Cumberland" Dining Table Lot 135: Attrib. Thomas Seymour, "Cumberland" Dining Table

American Classical Mahogany “Cumberland action” Dining Table, attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, circa 1815. Mahogany with white pine and poplar secondary; narrow top with broad hinged leaves, each with curved corners and comprised of a single board (24 1/2″ W), over a plain frieze; four reed columnar supports are joined by a beaded box stretcher and swing diagonally to support the extended leaves; reeded sabre legs ending in brass hairy paw caps and casters. 27 5/8″H x 57 1/2″D x 15″W (leaves down), 64″ (leaves extended). Note: English Cabinetmaker John Linnell is generally credited with devising the Cumberland Action table for the Duke of Cumberland in the late 1700s. The double gate leg feature allows diners to sit around the table without having a support leg in the way, while yet evenly supporting each leaf, and enables the table to be stored compactly when not in use. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Lewis M. Coleman Jr. II (1894-1914), son of Lewis M. Coleman Jr., son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis Minor Coleman (1827-1863) and Mary Ambler Marshall, daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of fourth U.S. Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835). Lewis M. Coleman Jr. also was related to the family of Revolutionary War General Henry Dearborn by his marriage to Julia Wingate Boyd, daughter of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, who was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother’s side. CONDITION: Older, possibly original surface; 11″ shrinkage crack to top, scattered paint drips to top and leaves; one 3″ area of varnish loss to top, scattered abrasions to top. [See more photos →]

$12,160.00
Lot 159: Southern Chippendale Walnut Press Southern Chippendale Walnut Press Lot 159: Southern Chippendale Walnut Press

Southern two-piece Chippendale press or bookcase, walnut primary, yellow pine secondary. Upper case with carved broken arched pediment with three turned finials and reed carved rosettes and shell plinth, two arched glazed doors flanked by fluted quarter columns. Second shelf of upper case with retractable candle slide. Lower case with with top having an ogee molding over two half length and two full length dovetailed drawers having molded edges and fitted with batwing brass pulls, drawers flanked by fluted quarter columns, all resting on carved ogee bracket feet and spur returns. The underside of the upper case has square dowel extensions that join the lower case together. 85 1/2″ H x 44 1/2″ W x 20 1/2″ D. Southern, circa 1810. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Refinished with overall general use wear. Losses to bottom front left foot. [See more photos →]

$12,160.00
Lot 119: Urn Decorated Blanket Chest, Valentine Yoder Urn Decorated Blanket Chest, Valentine Yoder Lot 119: Urn Decorated Blanket Chest, Valentine Yoder

Ohio paint decorated blanket chest attributed to Valentine Yoder. Red painted field with large black painted central urn having yellow fruit and overflowing wheat stalks. Lower case corners with yellow quarter fans and base bracket feet with yellow line border. Dovetailed walnut case with an interior till appearing to be of poplar wood, top with bread board ends and ogee molding, ogee base molding, appears to retain the original lock. Refer to Ohio Furniture Makers 1790-1860, page 64, for a similar chest. 23 1/4″ x 41 3/4″W x 20 1/4″D. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Sugar Creek, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Provenance – Lexington, Kentucky area collection. Condition: Overall excellent condition. Blacklighting does not indicate any paint restoration. Catch for lock on top missing, some light discoloration to the painted top in a couple of areas. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Blacklighting does not indicate any paint restoration. Catch for lock on top missing, some light discoloration to the painted top in a couple of areas. [See more photos →]

$11,408.00
Lot 120: Exceptional early Sullivan County, TN pie safe Exceptional early Sullivan County, TN pie safe Lot 120: Exceptional early Sullivan County, TN pie safe

Early Sullivan County, Tennessee pie safe on Sheraton legs, intricately punched tins. The use of tiger maple for the upper case is a rare feature for East Tennessee safes. Old dry surface, original brass pulls, dovetailed drawers. Tiger maple and maple primary, poplar secondary. Condition – minor insect damage to back boards, wear to drawer sides, overall excellent condition for age. 40 1/2″ width x 51 1/2″ height x 18 1/2″ depth. Second quarter of the 19th century. Provenance – descended from the family of the current Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee, Ron Ramsey, Sullivan County. [See more photos →]

$10,925.00
Lot 59: Diminutive East Tennessee Cherry Press Diminutive East Tennessee Cherry Press Lot 59: Diminutive East Tennessee Cherry Press

East Tennessee diminutive press with figured cherry primary, poplar secondary. Press top with arched pediment, two glazed doors over two dovetailed drawers. Base with two dovetailed drawers over two doors. Carved pilasters both top and bottom, resting on turned feet. Condition – Older refinish. Crack to bottom right glass pane, small patch to top. 92″ Height x 41 3/4″ Width x 20″ Depth. Provenance – Descended through the Trobauch family of Hamblen County, TN. Attributed to Greene or Hamblen County. [See more photos →]

$9,320.00
Lot 168: East Tennessee miniature cherry chest, Washington, Co., TN East Tennessee miniature cherry chest, Washington, Co., TN Lot 168: East Tennessee miniature cherry chest, Washington, Co., TN

Washington County, Tennessee miniature Sheraton chest of drawers, Limestone area. Consisting of two small side by side drawers over two long drawers, dovetailed drawers with scratch beading, turned feet. Cherry primary, walnut and poplar secondary woods. Overall very good condition, older refinish, break to back strip of top. 19 1/4″ Height x 18 3/4″ Width x 13 3/8″ Depth. Descended through the Keebler family. Circa 1840 – 1850. [See more photos →]

$9,200.00
Lot 72: Middle TN Cherry Sugar Chest Middle TN Cherry Sugar Chest Lot 72: Middle TN Cherry Sugar Chest

Middle Tennessee sugar chest, Marshall or Maury County, cherry with poplar secondary wood. Dovetailed locking top case has brass escutcheon and hinged top with bread board ends and molded edges, which lifts to reveal interior with divider and an unusual dovetailed box fitted in right well area. Single dovetailed drawer with brass escutcheon and two cut glass pulls, likely original. Tall turned tapered legs with ring turnings, terminating in ball and spike feet. Pencil script writing on the underside of the removable dovetailed box. 40″H x 28″W x 20-1/2″D. Circa 1830. Provenance: Descended in the family of Dr. James Patterson of Marshall County, by oral tradition acquired from the Col. S.W. and Mary D. (Love) Fitzpatrick family of Maury and Marshall Counties. Condition: Older refinishing, shrinkage cracks and separation to top. Original hinges, locks, pulls and liner. Some light shrinkage and fading to case sides. Lacks key. [See more photos →]

$9,102.00
Lot 32: Pair of Chinese Hardwood Throne Form Armchairs, Modern Pair of Chinese Hardwood Throne Form Armchairs, Modern Lot 32: Pair of Chinese Hardwood Throne Form Armchairs, Modern

Pair of elaborately carved Chinese hardwood throne form armchairs having dragon carved crest rails and skirts, triple panel pierced backs with dragon carved panels, foliate carved knees and ball and claw feet. 41″ H x 30 3/4″ W x 25 1/4″ D. 20th century/Modern. Condition: Overall very good condition with general wear to base of feet, minor fracture in seat area of one chair. [See more photos →]

$8,892.00
Lot 107: Southern Inlaid Sugar Desk Southern Inlaid Sugar Desk Lot 107: Southern Inlaid Sugar Desk

Southern Sugar Chest in the form of a Desk, likely Kentucky, cherry and lighter wood inlay with poplar secondary wood. Fall front with breadboard ends, opening to a fitted desk interior with two dovetailed drawers and a divided interior with sliding lid. Front facade with inlaid urn of flowers and inlaid lower case corners. Shaped skirt joined by four bracket feet. 30″ H x 27 1/2″ W x 16″ D. First quarter 19th century. CONDITION: Top edge of case with old horizontal patch, patching/repair around newer hinges of fall front. Some repaired and replaced elements to feet – blocking to back feet and upper half of back feet appear original, but front feet appear to have some old replaced facings and returns. Some blocking elements in front feet remain. Wide scratch, 2 1/2″ long, to front near urn inlay. Some damage to top of escutcheon, minor wear and abrasions to top and to edge inlay, and wear to left front edge of fall front. Contemporary divider. [See more photos →]

$8,820.00
Lot 508: Stickley Mission Dining Table and 8 Chairs Stickley Mission Dining Table and 8 Chairs Lot 508: Stickley Mission Dining Table and 8 Chairs

Stickley Mission Style cherry dining room set, comprised of a drawleaf dining table with multi-board, butterfly joined top that extends with two 21” self-storing leaves; together with eight Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design chairs including 2 armchairs and 6 side chairs, all with blue faux leather upholstered seats. All pieces with the Sickley brand and tag to the undersides, dated 1998. Table measures: 29 7/8″ H x 72″ W x 42″ D (114″ W with leaves extended). Armchairs: 42 1/2″ H x 26 1/4″ W x 21″ D. Side chairs: 42 1/2″ H x 21″ W x 20″ D. Late 20th century. CONDITION: All pieces overall good condition with light general wear. [See more photos →]

$8,400.00
Lot 133: Inlaid Chest 2 of 2, Norfolk VA or British, Inlaid Feet Inlaid Chest 2 of 2, Norfolk VA or British, Inlaid Feet Lot 133: Inlaid Chest 2 of 2, Norfolk VA or British, Inlaid Feet

Hepplewhite inlaid mahogany serpentine chest of drawers, Norfolk, Virginia or British Isles, mahogany primary with cedar, birch, and possible fir or spruce secondary woods. Serpentine-front flamed mahogany overhanging top, having chamfered concave corners, over a conforming case with contrasting four-sided flower and intertwined vine inlay to corners; four graduated dovetailed drawers with cock-beaded edges and rectangular string inlay, brass escutcheons and round brass bail pulls. Top drawer divided into three sections. Straight skirt with central line inlay, over line-inlaid, straight bracket feet; rear feet horizontally laminated. 40" H x 47-3/8" W x 22-3/8" D at center. Circa 1800. Note: this is one of two remarkably similar chests in this auction from the same collection (but acquired separately, from different sources), both of which follow a form that originated in the British Isles but also appears in the area around Norfolk, Virginia. This chest is also accompanied by a letter written in 2015 by Christopher Lang, conservator and cabinetmaker, formerly of Colonial Williamsburg, comparing this chest with the other chest (most easily distinguished from each other by feet – inlaid on this chest, and plain on the chest referred to in the letter as "the Horne chest"). Lang attributes both chests to Norfolk, Virginia and writes "it is probable that these accomplished pieces came from the same cabinet shop." Note that microanalysis has not confirmed the woods on this chest. As a port city, Norfolk furniture makers (many of whom were British immigrants) had access to a wide variety of hard and soft woods being imported and exported through the city, and in this instance, the presence or absence of certain woods makes geographic attribution based on woods alone very difficult. This chest surfaced in a Virginia auction but no further provenance information was known. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: Overall general use wear, some scratching to the top. Losses to inner front edge of top drawer.ÊCouple of minor veneer repairs to bottom drawer corner, skirt and feet. Repair to rear foot. [See more photos →]

$7,800.00
Lot 33: Wythe County, Virginia side table Wythe County, Virginia side table Lot 33: Wythe County, Virginia side table
Rare and exceptional Wythe County, Virginia side table with an elaborate carved skirt, dovetailed hidden drawer, hand planed bottom of drawer, on turned Sheraton feet. Original surface. Walnut primary, poplar secondary wood. This table relates to a group of similar tables from Wythe Co. and appears to be from the earliest period. Overall excellent condition, no repairs or losses, old split in top, does not extend entire width. Provenance – found in an African American home in Rural Retreat. 28″ width x 19 1/2″ depth x 28 5/8″ height. Circa 1830-1840. Hearn estate.

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$7,552.00
Lot 125: 19th c. Painted Wall Cupboard 19th c. Painted Wall Cupboard Lot 125: 19th c. Painted Wall Cupboard

Mid Atlantic or Mid Western stepback cupboard or hutch, blue-green paint on mixed woods. Two piece form with pegged and cut nail construction. Top section comprised of an ogee cornice with three doors, each with four glass panes, above three drawers with wood pulls; plain sides with medial molding. Base section comprised of three paneled doors with wood pulls, enclosing two shelves above a shaped skirt, and sides with bracket feet. Older blue-green painted surface. 82 3/4" H x 62 5/8" W x 23 3/4" D. American, mid 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with general use wear. [See more photos →]

$7,200.00
Lot 171: East Tennessee Cherry Press, attrib. Jacob Fisher East Tennessee Cherry Press, attrib. Jacob Fisher Lot 171: East Tennessee Cherry Press, attrib. Jacob Fisher

East Tennessee cherry press, McMinn County, attributed to the cabinetmaking school of Jacob Fisher. Two part construction, cherry and cherry veneer primary with yellow pine secondary wood. Upper section with flaring molded cornice over two glazed doors with mullions forming a design, lower section with two cockbeaded dovetailed drawers projecting over paneled cupboard doors, flanked by ring-turned columns and resting on turned feet. 86" H x 43 1/2" W x 20" D. Note: This piece is pictured in the book "The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture and Its Makers through 1850" by Derita Coleman Williams and Nathan Harsh, copyright 1988, Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, Tennessee on page 191, Figure 238. CONDITION: Older refinish. While the cornice was not identified with a condition issue in the original Art and Mystery of Tennessee entry, it appears upon closer inspection it is a late 19th/early 20th century replacement. Upper case has a small strip of wood added to the backboard edge. [See more photos →]

$7,200.00
Lot 169: Greene County TN Cherry Corner Cupboard, Arched Doors Greene County TN Cherry Corner Cupboard, Arched Doors Lot 169: Greene County TN Cherry Corner Cupboard, Arched Doors

Greene County, East Tennessee, cherry corner cupboard in the original surface. Yellow pine and poplar secondary woods. Flaring cornice over large arched glazed doors with total of twenty (20) panes, paneled lower cupboard doors and ogee base molding transitioning to bracket feet with returns. Mortise and tenon construction for doors and wooden peg construction throughout. 97 1/2" H x 53 1/2" W x 26" D. Circa 1810-1820. Note: While arched glazed cupboard doors are seen on a number of cupboards in the East Tennessee region surrounding Greene County, the larger number of panes used on the arched doors of this example may be unique (Source: The Art and Mystery of TN Furniture, Williams & Harsh). CONDITION: Overall very good condition in the old, possibly original surface. Knobs possibly older replacements and minor repairs to lower interior shelf. Upper case fitted a couple of later 19th century plate rail replacements. [See more photos →]

$7,040.00
Lot 146: Luman Watson tall clock, case attr. Elijah Warner, KY Luman Watson tall clock, case attr. Elijah Warner, KY Lot 146: Luman Watson tall clock, case attr. Elijah Warner, KY

Luman Watson tall case clock with cherry and poplar case attributed to Elijah Warner of Lexington, KY, circa 1820. Dovetailed hood with broken arch pediment having scrolled ends accented with carved rondels, the pediment with eagle topped urn finial, arched glazed door; polychromed dial adorned with eagle at top center and floral motifs at spandrels, the face with L. WATSON CINCINNATI stenciled in gold, surrounded by Arabic numerals on main dial, also having calendar aperture and seconds dial, all with pierced steel hands; door is flanked by turned and tapered columns at each corner. Concave molding over a flame grain banded veneered frieze and a waist door with serpentine, crest shaped top and flame grain banded veneered edges. Concave base molding, lamb's ear canted corners, molded bottom edge with serpentine skirt and slightly flared bracket feet. Poplar secondary wood. Original 30 hour time and strike wood works sit atop a saddle board with impressed mark JP / _. BLAKELEE. Back of face with ink stamped name G.I. Ambrose, Owensboro KY (dates mid 20th century, probably someone who worked on the clock). Original brass pendulum and weights. 94"H x 18"W x 10"D overall. Note: Luman Watson (Cincinnati, 1790-1834) moved to Ohio in 1809 where he sold wooden clock works to local clock makers with Ezra Reed. By 1815, they had opened a Cincinnati factory to manufacture clock works which they placed in clock cases produced by local cabinet makers. When their partnership dissolved, Watson continued to make wooden works and obtain cases from Ohio and Kentucky. Blakelee is the last name of one of his known workmen. The clock case exhibits features similar to the "signature style" of Elijah Warner (w. Lexington, 1810-1829) including "a typically cherry case highlighted by mahogany or walnut banding around the crest shaped trunk door, a pediment displaying a broken scroll with three finials or a single central finial, a concave base molding, and a shaped apron." (ref. "Collecting Kentucky, 1790-1860", p. 184-185). Provenance: The estate of Dr. Sara Parks Pendleton, Owensboro, KY. CONDITION: Right rear leg facing patched/replaced. Missing lowermost edge molding on right side. Some fading and light discoloration to face. Lock on door sticks. Tape to interior of door. Some scattered white spots to right side of door near edge. General minor age related shrinkage, wear and abrasions. Works not tested or guaranteed (clock likely is not in working order). [See more photos →]

$6,600.00
Lot 266: French Empire Giltwood and marble pedestal French Empire Giltwood and marble pedestal Lot 266: French Empire Giltwood and marble pedestal

French Empire period carved giltwood tripod stand with mottled green marble circular top framed by a band of guilloche molding, ribbed foliate drop with finial, three scrolled feet joined by carved giltwood laurel swags. 16″ H x 14 1/4″ top diameter x 21″ overall diameter. French, second quarter of the 19th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection.. CONDITION: Some loss to gilding and chips to marble. [See more photos →]

$6,200.00
Lot 172: Texas Horn Chair attrib. Charles Puppe Texas Horn Chair attrib. Charles Puppe Lot 172: Texas Horn Chair attrib. Charles Puppe

Texas horn armchair with cattle hide seat covering and glass ball casters. Unsigned, attributed to Charles Puppe of San Antonio, circa 1889. 37″ H x 31″ W x 21″ D. Note: information recently furnished to us by Alan Rogers of the National Texas Longhorn Museum suggests this chair was made by Charles Puppe, based on the arrangement and placement of the horns which is similar, but not identical to the No. 6 Chair by Wenzel Friedrich (1827-1902), also of San Antonio (to whom we initially attributed this chair). Friedrich and Puppe both used glass ball casters on the feet of their horn chairs, but the placement of the four longer horns making up the bottom back of the chair, with the middle two touching, suggests it was in fact made by Puppe; it is identical to a documented chair Puppe made in 1889 for rancher Dennis Martin O’Connor, who in turn gave it to President Benjamin Harrison. Charles Puppe had a shop at 229 Commerce Street in San Antonio. He first appears in city directories as a maker of horn chairs in 1885 and is listed as late as 1891. Provenance: A.R. Dickey Estate, Knoxville, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition with expected wear. Hide covering possibly not original. [See more photos →]

$5,904.00
Lot 172: 8 Continental Dining Chairs; 2 Armchairs 8 Continental Dining Chairs; 2 Armchairs Lot 172: 8 Continental Dining Chairs; 2 Armchairs

Group of ten (10) Continental chairs including a set of eight (8) dining chairs. 1st group: Set eight Italian paint decorated dining side chairs, each carved and decorated overall in polychrome celadon green body and gold outline with padded cream and taupe striped silk upholstered backs and seats, balloon-shaped backs and shaped seats with gilt carved cartouche center seat rail, cabriole legs and scroll feet, Italian, late 19th century/early 20th century. 37 1/2″ H at back x 17 3/4″ seat ht x 18 1/2″ W x 17 1/2″ D. 2nd group: Two (2)Louis XV style silk upholstered open armchairs, carved mixed woods frames, one with rounded back, straight fluted legs and loose seat cushion (37 1/4″ H x 25″ W x 23″ D), other with shaped back, cabriole legs with scroll feet and fitted seat (35 3/4″ H x 27 1/2″ W x 20 1/2″ D). Likely French, late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Judith E. Crosland, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: 1st group: Overall good condition. Abrasions to scroll legs and scattered nicks to paint decoration. Some side rails loose. Some light staining to fabric. 2nd group: Overall good condition with some light staining to fabric, repairs to legs and one arm loose on each chair. [See more photos →]

$5,888.00
Lot 519: LaVerne Lo-Ta Cube Table LaVerne Lo-Ta Cube Table Lot 519: LaVerne Lo-Ta Cube Table

Phillp (1908-1988) and Kelvin LaVerne (active 1960/1970) “Lo Ta” hexagonal cube side table, comprised of patinated bronze and pewter with enameled accents and etched Chinoiserie design. Raised signature on the side. 15 3/4″ H x 18″ W x 10″ D. Circa 1960/1970. Provenance: Knoxville, TN collector. Condition: Overall very good condition. Top with light surface scratching from use. One small 1″ narrow indentation near one corner. Condition: Overall very good condition. Top with light surface scratching from use. One small 1″ narrow indentation near one corner. [See more photos →]

$5,700.00
Lot 521: Laverne Rectangular Coffee Table Laverne Rectangular Coffee Table Lot 521: Laverne Rectangular Coffee Table

Phillp (1908-1988) and Kelvin LaVerne (active 1960/1970) bronze and pewter coffee table, rectangular top with rounded edges and etched decoration of Roman figures. Raised signature to lower right corner of top. 17 1/2″ H x 69″ W x 23 1/4″ D. Circa 1960/1970. Provenance: Knoxville, TN collector. Condition: Overall very good condition. Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$5,700.00
Lot 559: Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller Lot 559: Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller

Eames No. 670 & 671 lounge chair and ottoman, made by Herman Miller and designed by Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978) and Ray Eames (American, 1912-1988). Comprised of Brazilian Rosewood veneer shells with deep orange leather cushions and cast aluminum bases. Rectangular black label Herman Miller label on chair and ottoman base. Chair – 32 1/8″ H x 32 3/4″ W x 28″ D. Ottoman – 16 1/2″ H x 26″ W x 21″ D. Designed 1956, manufactured 4th quarter of 20th century. CONDITION: Chair and ottoman leather overall very good condition with very light wear. Light general wear to aluminum bases of both. [See more photos →]

$5,600.00