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|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 →]
|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. Caroline’s 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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|Wythe County, VA Paint Decorated Blanket Chest||
Wythe County, Virginia polychrome painted blanket chest, poplar throughout. The chest consists of a rectangular molded and hinged lid above a dovetailed case with diamond shaped iron escutcheon, above an ogee base molding and dovetailed bracket feet with spurs. Interior with till, iron lock, hinges and hasp. The front case features two painted lunetted or notched rectangular panels depicting a large central flower in the center surrounded by four smaller flowers, all emanating from a black urn or pitcher within a scribed and lunetted rectangular frame. The top features two painted lunetted or notched rectangular panels depicting red and black six-pointed stars, within a scribed lunetted rectangular frame. The base color on the remaining chest appears to be a red wash with grain-painted elements to the lid and case front, with red wash side panels and a black painted base and feet. Decoration attributed to John Huddle (1772-1839) and family. 28 1/2" H x 50" W x 21 5/8" D. 1st quarter 19th century.
PROVENANCE: By descent from Susie Rebecca Barns (1888-1957) of Rich Valley, Smith County, Virginia, to Preston Taylor Buchanan (1939-2020) to present heir.
CONDITION: Scattered wear and abrasions, especially to the molded top and feet. Grain painted background on the case front and sides cleaned in the past. Lid with losses to one lock pin. [See more photos →]
|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.
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 Parkâs 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 Crawfordâs 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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano||
Steinway and Sons, New York, Model B Grand piano, ebonized case over tapered legs terminating into block feet and mounted with castors. Serial #496359 indicating a manufacture date circa 1985. Includes a Paul L. Jansen and Son black leather upholstered adjustable bench of similar design. Piano: 38 1/2" H x 58" W x 83" (6' 11") L. Bench: 18 1/4" H x 24 1/2" W x 16 1/2" D.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Margaret Harold Roberts, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
CONDITION: Professionally tuned on 4/18/22. One key required minor adjustment. Pins are good and there are no apparent problems with the action. Three visible minor separations (minor cracking) in the soundboard, one visible from underneath. There are no tuning or vibration issues manifesting from the separations at this time. Case with some scattered wear and light scratching to the top and sides. Fitted with a dampp-chaser Model H-5 Humidistat, not tested for functionality and missing water tank. [See more photos →]
|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 →]
|American Queen Anne Highboy, poss. Goddard-Townsend School||
Queen Anne bonnet top highboy, attributed to Newport, Rhode Island or Boston, Massachusetts, 18th century, mahogany with white pine secondary, constructed in two parts with an emphasis on vertical proportions. Bonnet top with flame-carved finials set on fluted plinths, above a top tier of drawers with one large center drawer flanked by two smaller drawers above four full graduated drawers. Base with top molding and one long drawer above central small drawer flanked by two large drawers, a deeply valanced skirt, and cabriole legs ending in slipper feet. All drawers are dovetailed with original willow and bail handle brass pulls. Base top drawer with 20th century paper label from John Walton Inc. with inscription, "Highboy – mahogany – attributed to Goddard Townsend – Newport, circa 1750-60, original brass and finials" ; back with paper label reading "J.C. Hagadorn" (possibly a former owner), and drawer bottom with chalk inscription for previous owners John and Tina McWhorter. Top measures: 53 1/2" H x 40" W x 21" D. Base measures: 38 1/4" H x 40 1/2" W x 21 1/4" D. 91 3/4" total H. Circa 1755. History: Purchased by John and Tina McWhorter in 1989 from Peter H. Eaton Antiques of Newburyport, MA, with attribution to the Goddard-Townsend School piece; the price was $75,000 and the piece was published in Eaton's ad in The Magazine Antiques, October, 1989. Peter Eaton acquired the piece from Connecticut collectors, who purchased it from John Walton in the early 1970s. Photocopies of the ad and Eaton receipt are available to the winning bidder. Note: According to a previous appraisal of this piece, John McWhorter sent photos in 1997 to Michael Moses, the author of "Master Craftsmen of Newport: the Townsends and Goddards," who described it as "a merger of Massachusetts and Rhode Island styles."
PROVENANCE: The Tina McWhorter Trust; from the collection of John and Tina McWhorter, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Older refinishing, with minor wear and repairs. Small patch on the left side of the upper case and on the top center drawer, lower left corner. Glue blocks and knee returns with restoration (refer to Eaton documents). Lower section missing the drop finial on the skirt, the interior drawers with losses and wear. [See more photos →]
|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.
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|Paul Evans Cityscape Console, Burlwood and Brass||
Paul R. Evans II (American, 1931-1987) Cityscape console table from the PE 300 series manufactured by Directional Furniture, 1970s. Consisting of sculpted high relief sections of polished brass and walnut burlwood and finished on all sides. 28 1/2" H x 52 1/2" W x 11" D. . Biography: Sculptor and furniture designer Paul Evans studied at the Philadelphia Textile Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen, and Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1955 he opened a showroom with fellow designer Phillip Lloyd Powell in New Hope, PA. According to a Jacob Bernstein New York Times 2017 article, the pair would obtain wood from the reject pile of their neighbor, the woodworker and furniture designer George Nakashima. Evans started making copper chests and sculpted steel-front cabinets in the 1950s and had a two-man show in 1961 at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York (now the Museum of Arts & Design). He became a featured designer for the manufacturer Directional Furniture in 1964 and while working with the company, introduced several furniture lines, such as Argente series, Sculpted Bronze series, Sculptured and Painted Steel, Patchwork Copper, Pewter and Brass, and the Cityscape series (source: the New York Times).
PROVENANCE: Private Kentucky collection.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with general wear. Top with evidence of use-wear including some oxidation the brass, minor staining, light scratching to brass, chipping to wood edges and some wood shrinkage to veneer. Minor losses and chipping to wood along the base edge and some minor scattered bending to brass along the lower edge. [See more photos →]
|Georgia Hepplewhite Painted Pine Huntboard||
Georgia Hepplewhite huntboard, Southern yellow pine throughout with old dark swirled paint decorated finish. Overhanging rectangular two-board top with gallery above two square nail drawers and tall square tapered pegged legs. Attributed to Clark Co. GA. 46 1/2" H x 57 3/4" W x 23 1/8" D. Mid-19th century. The collection of Dr. Robert and Diana Marsh, Lawrenceville, Georgia. Condition: Overall very good condition with expected use wear, particularly to front corners. Top with minor losses and wear, some separation to two boards. [See more photos →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|George Nakashima Wall Cabinet||
George Nakashima hanging wall cabinet, walnut, c. 1960; overhanging at front and right with canted side; exposed dovetail joinery at left flush side; two sliding doors concealing one adjustable shelf on the left and an open storage compartment on the right. 14 1/2" H x 70 3/4" W (back of cabinet) and 65" W (front of cabinet) x 13 1/2" D (overall). Provenance: Private Nashville, TN Collection; consignor's mother acquired this cabinet directly from Mr. Nakashima circa 1960. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Scattered wear and nicks to front edge. Top with a couple of areas of sun fading, light scratches and minor stains. Rear edge has tiny white paint splatters and a small loss to center, not visible when hanging on wall. Back side has several drill holes from previous mountings. A couple of minor stains to interior shelves and a circular stain to underneath side. Doors work well. [See more photos →]
|4 Warren Platner for Knoll Lounge Chairs||
Set of four (4) Knoll Platner Collection steel wire molded basket frame lounge chairs with red upholstered seats and rounded backs, designed mid 20th century (circa 1966) by Warren Platner, manufactured 1980s. 30 1/2" H x 37 1/2" W x approx. 24 1/2" D. Provenance: The Guardsmark Collection, Lipman Holdings International, Memphis, Tennessee. CONDITION: Chairs do not retain the original paper labels. Upholstery is overall very good condition with no staining, minimal wear. Some light oxidation noted to lower sections of steel frames to all chairs. [See more photos →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|Italian Pietra Dura Coffee Table, manner of Richard Blow||
Italian Pietra Dura coffee table, in the manner of Richard Blow (1904-1992) and the Giuseppe Fiaschi & Figlio workshop. Comprised of a rectangular green marble top with multicolor inset fish decoration, set on a brass base. Underside to top stamped "Made in Italy". 15 1/2" H x 47" W x 24 1/4" D. 20th century. Note: The brass base form is also very similar to marked Richard Blow coffee tables. The Estate of David G. Leach Jr., Vonore, Tennessee. Condition: Overall good condition with general expected wear. [See more photos →]
|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 Rosewood veneer shells with green leather cushions and cast aluminum bases. Round metal Herman Miller disc label together with the paper patent label to the underside chair seat, matching ottoman does not retain any labels. Chair measures: 32" H x 32.75" Square. Ottoman measures: 16" H x 23 3/4" H x 22" D. The Estate of David G. Leach Jr., Vonore, Tennessee. Condition: Chair and ottoman overall good condition and structurally sound. Leather to both pieces with scattered wear and light losses. Some added green color to some areas of loss by previous owner. [See more photos →]
|Aesthetic Movement Jardiniere, possibly Herter Bros.||
An American ebonized and marquetry inlaid Aesthetic Movement jardiniere, possibly Herter Brothers workshop. Comprised of a rectangular shaped planter with black metal liner, the exterior with stylized floral marquetry inlay and reeded corners above squared and carved tapering legs with carved and square capitals and repeating carved decoration to the lower legs and feet, all joined by a shaped and inlaid stretcher with parcel gilt highlights. 39 1/2" H x 44 1/4" W x 13 3/4" D. Late 19th century.
PROVENANCE: The estate of Dr. Thomas Bechtel, Memphis, TN.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected general wear. Metal liner with expected wear and oxidation. Losses to corners of three feet. [See more photos →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|Federal Sideboard Desk, Mid-Atlantic or VA||
Mid-Atlantic or Virginia Hepplewhite sideboard desk, mahogany with mahogany veneer, light and dark wood inlay primary woods, with tulip poplar and white pine secondary woods. Gallery with 6 pigeonholes and tambour doors with rounded drawers on either side. Sideboard comprised of a slightly overhanging top above sliding writing surface at center with fall-front desk drawer below. Interior of desk contains 6 pigeon holes below three drawers. Desk drawer with tripartite veneered front with banded inlays. Below desk, central cupboard flanked by bottle drawers. Side sections feature shallow drawers above high cupboards, all with rounded fronts. Brass oval hardware with bail handles throughout for drawers and cupboards, brass tack pulls for tambour, sliding writing surface, and interior desk drawers. 50 7/8" H x 69" W x 24 3/4" D. First quarter 19th century. Provenance: deaccessioned from a Southern historic house museum. CONDITION: Wear commensurate with age to surface; veneers and inlays largely intact, with some minor repairs to losses including center beneath slide; 2" area of veneer over right side cupboard door. Some glue blocks missing from drawer bottoms. Replaced locks on central cupboard, one bottle drawer, and both side cupboards. Drawer runners replaced on left bottle drawer. Non-structural loss of wood to side of one bottle drawer. Repairs to right central door, though hinge appears to be original. Bails and brasses present, though loose or contained within drawers. Later applied drawer stops to desk drawer bottom. Several drawer bottoms have added wooden strips to fill shrinkage gaps. Interior desk drawers marked "L", "C", "R" in pencil on drawer backs to indicate correct location. Right side drawer has some green staining, possibly paint or marker. Partial newsprint, illegible, pasted to right cupboard side. [See more photos →]
|Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Chan Coffee Table, Round Form||
Philip (1907-1987) and Kelvin LaVerne (b. 1937) Studios "Chan" coffee table, pewter, bronze and enamel, the circular top with acid-etched and carved Chinoiserie decoration of figures in a landscape with central gate and Asian style buildings. Supported on faux bamboo bronze legs. Raised signature to lower middle edge, below figures.17" H x 47 5/8" dia. Circa 1960's.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered wear and oxidation to legs. [See more photos →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|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 →]
|Lexington, Kentucky Windsor Settee, Attrib. Challen||
Kentucky Windsor settee or bench, attributed to William Challen, Lexington. Plain crest over a tripartite back, each section fitted with four spindles having oval ornaments and one central Federal urn ornament spindle, downward-sweeping scrolled arms supported by one turned spindle, above a curved woven rush seat raised on eight turned legs, joined by shaped and turned stretchers, the front stretchers with a central diamond-shaped design. Mixed woods. 35 1/2" H x 70 1/2" W x 17 1/4" D. Circa 1810-1830. Note: A side chair attributed to Challen in the MESDA object database (Acc. 5691.2) has the identical turned feet and stretchers with a central diamond flanked by double-ring turnings. https://mesda.org/item/collections/side-chair/20893/. Challen was a British immigrant who worked in London, relocated to New York City by 1796, and was in Lexington, Kentucky by 1809.
PROVENANCE: The Collection of Michael and Peggy Mahoney, by descent from the historic homes of Clarkland Farm at Bryan's Station and Cherrycote, Lexington, Kentucky.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition with an older efinished surface, expected use wear commensurate with age. Some losses to varnished rush seat, primarily to front corners. [See more photos →]
|6 Period Chippendale Chairs attrib. Portsmouth, NH||
Six (6) American 18th Century Mahogany Chippendale Chairs, attributed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Each with yoke shaped crest over vasiform splat with central pierced trefoil ornament and tapered, slightly flaring stiles ending in chamfered, raking rear feet; slip in seat with rust colored upholstery; arched serpentine seat rail. Cabriole legs with bracket returns joined by vase, ring and block turned stretchers and ending in pad feet. Each chair is numbered by notches on the interior front seat rail. 38" H x 19 1/2" W x 20" D. Circa 1750. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection, by descent from Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: All pieces with minor wear, abrasions, insignificant losses and scratches. Upholstery is not original. Four of the six seats are replacements. All six chairs with shrinkage cracks to splats. Chair 1: Small repair at lower stile. Chair 2: 1 repaired break to splat. Chair 3: Repair to one front leg. Chair 4: Repair to one end of crest rail at stile joint. Possible pest damage to interior of front seat rail. Repair to rear stile at seat joint. Chair 5: 2-inch area of scratches/scraping to finish on one stile. Repair to splat at shoe. Repair to one rear leg near seat joint. Chair 6: Minor repairs at rear seat area at leg and shoe. Loss to one lower return on splat. [See more photos →]
|William and Mary Pennsylvania Two-Drawer Gateleg Table||
Large Pennsylvania William & Mary period walnut gate-leg table in an older surface, oval top with elongated drop leaves, with a dovetailed drawer at each end and scalloped skirts over ring and baluster legs and stretchers. Oak, poplar, and white pine secondary. Older brasses and iron hinges. Note: table retains an old paper label inventory description on the inside edge of the skirt below the drawer (F88). 29 1/2" H x 64 3/4" W (w/leaves, 19 3/4" center section/ 22 1/2 each leaf) x 49 3/4" D. Early 18th century. Provenance: The estate of Charles K. Davis, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, by descent from his father, Charles K. Davis of Fairfield, CT, purchased from Israel Sack Inc. Oct. 25, 1939. Note: Charles Krum Davis Sr. (1889-1968) was chairman of the Remington Arms Company, and a passionate early collector of Americana. With the help of a few important dealers, primarily Israel Sack, Davis assembled what has been called one of the most important private collections of early Americana. His home was profiled in the Magazine Antiques, January and March, 1941. Much of Mr. Davis Sr.'s collection ultimately went to Winterthur and other museums. Condition: Minor loss to top edge at rule joint for one leaf, center of top with varnish loss of a circular pattern, underside bracing and divider of drawers 19th century or later. Iron hinges on one side show evidence of previous triangular strap hinges. One dovetailed drawer retains most of the glue blocks to underside of drawer. [See more photos →]