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Tavern Settle
Winter/Spring 2002
This settle is a rare form featuring a back that lowers and converts to a table. The construction of the settle suggests that it was...
Architectural Shelf Clock with Movement by Daniel Balch, Sr.
Winter 2002
The architectural case of this shelf clock represents the best in American shelf clock design. There are only eight other recorded examples of clocks that share this style of case and similar engraved brass...
Baktiari Tree-of-Life Carpet
Winter 2002
This unusual wool foundation Baktiari was woven in southwest Persia in the late nineteenth century. A marvelous example of a weaver’s whimsy, it features a sturdy...
Federal Wall Clock
Winter 2002
The masterpiece of clockmaker David Brown, this clock is in astounding original condition. Of unusual form, it retains its finials, mirror, stamped pendulum, and eglomisé panels representing the New Republic...
Flight, Barr & Barr Worcester Shell-Decorated Vase & Cover
Winter 2002
This vase features an unusual continual frieze of colorful shells, coral, and seaweed against a ground that shades from tan to brown. The shells appear to be three-dimensional—each painted with...
George III Chest of Drawers
Winter 2002
The rare serpentine sides of this Georgian chest of drawers are emulated and enhanced by the curvaceous serpentine shaping of the front. Additionally...
One Drawer Stand
Winter 2002
While numerous country one-drawer stands were made in the Federal era, their elaborate urban counterparts are more unusual, particularly in New Hampshire. This...
'Matteson' Chest with Drawers
Autumn 2001
Among the most desirable paint-decorated furniture from Vermont are 'Matteson' chests. The association of Thomas Matteson of South Shaftsbury, Vermont, with
Early Queen Anne High Chest and Matching Dressing Table
Autumn 2001
Often separated through subsequent ownership, matching high chests and dressing tables are an unusual find in today’s antiques market. The rarity and early date of this...
Rare Walnut Hanging Wall Cupboard
Autumn 2001
Wall cupboards were rarely owned in Pennsylvania, where patrons more frequently opted for less expensive corner shelves. The hanging cupboards were...
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