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Set of Nesting Tables
Autumn 2001
Made of teak, a wood rarely used by Nakashima, this set bears a unique design. With dovetail edges and gently canted sides, it is a classic modernist...
The Buckeye Family
Autumn 2001
The Buckeye Family is one of the most famous carvings in America as well as an icon in the field of American folk sculpture. Greengrocer Joe C. Lee of Overton...
Urn and Cover, 'The Doctor's Visit'
Autumn 2001
According to Jörg in Pronk Porcelain, 'The Doctor’s Visit to the Emperor' was drawn by Cornelius Pronk for the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1735 and...
Chinoiserie-Decorated Black Japanned Cabinet on Chest
Summer/Fall 2001
This cabinet on chest is extraordinary as it retains virtually all of its original polychrome and gilt decoration on both the exterior and interior surfaces. A number of late-seventeenth-century pieces...
Folding Engraved Ivory Gameboard with Carved Ivory Chessmen
Summer/Fall 2001
The exterior of the gameboard is inlaid withalternating squares of sandalwood and ivory. The interior is configured for backgammon with ebony and sandalwood triangles...
Mahogany William and Mary Dining Table
Summer/Fall 2001
In June of 2000, our firm acquired one of the most important Southern dining tables still remaining in private hands. Until our primary inspection of the table, it was thought...
Pair of New York Chippendale Walnut Side Chairs
Summer/Fall 2001
These chairs, numbered XII and XIII, are part of a large set made for New York City banker and merchant Samuel Verplanck. The set was presumably commissioned between...
Spectacular Pintail Drake Decoy
Summer/Fall 2001
This pristine pintail duck is a wonderful example of a working decoy that exhibits strong folk art qualities; this particular model is referred to as a “beaver tail” because of its broad tail. Brothers Lem and Steve Ward made their ducks in such...
Very Fine Silk Embroidered Coat of Arms
Summer/Fall 2001
Embroidered coats of arms are a unique New England form of needlework. Ambitious and sophisticated, these fine pieces were prestigious decorations for the home...
A Fine English Small-Sword by Matthew Boulton
Summer 2001
The hilt of cut steel pierced with open work and set with polished studs and beads. Mounted on the hilt are blue and white ceramic cameo plaques stamped Wedgwood...
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