Category: Decorative Objects

Wine cellarette, 18th century

18th century mahogany and brass bound cellarette. Shown here with possible offers, but fill it with your own selections.  Fill the remainder with fresh ice to the top of the lead liner three hours beforeContinue reading


 Guaranteed by me to be antique, 17th to 19th centuries. Construction and carving as well as wear, shrinkage, and evidence of old surface are the best indicators of age. As with many, much wear asContinue reading

Canton tureen, 19th century

    Chinese export porcelain. A large blue on white porcelain tureen in the sought out  “Canton” pattern. There is an invisible hairline in the very bottom, so $350. No repairs. H. 8″, w. 12″,Continue reading

Barometer, early 19th century England

A mahogany “banjo” barometer, usually by Italian makers. Especially interesting with four inlaid fans. Note details of the bonnet top crest and barber pole inlays For decoration only. H. 38″, w. 9.5″, d. 2.5″. $395.

Anglo-Indian chest

Molded steel straps bind this handsome polished mahogany Anglo-Indian chest. A decorated hasp and bail handle are at front. Late 19th or early 20th century.  H. 7″ w. 16″, d. 12.5″.  $195.

Chinese trays, 19th century

Group of three Chinese lacquer small tray tables, 19th century, all with tray tops but each different otherwise. A nice stack, overall height, 28.5″, 18.5″, d. 14. To be sold together, $595 for all three.Continue reading

Bed warming pan, 18th century

Bed warming pan, 18th or early 19th century. Fill the pan bowl with hot coals from your fireplace. Then place the pan between the sheets in a sliding motion to warm them briefly. Never aContinue reading

Neoclassical gilt mache tazzas, c. 1810-30

  Neoclassical gilt mache tazzas (royal palais cartonnage) or compotes, circa 1800-30, hold fruit or sweatmeats on the dining table. Of heavy carton weight paper, they have extensive fine molded gesso details and sectioned areas.Continue reading

Canterbury, early 19th century

      An English mahogany Canterbury, early 1800’s. These were intended for sheet music but work well for books and magazines if you are careful. H. 19.5″, w. 19.5″, d. 20″.  $ 495.

Brass telescope

A brass telescope that collapses to pocket size. This one has protective closures for both ends. Probably English, 19th century. Working order. L. 15″. $125.

Blown glass decanters

Early 19th century blown glass decanters.  This is a pair of three mold blown glass decanters in very nice condition. Similar ones are pictured in McKearin’s  ” Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass”. SeeContinue reading

Bed warming pans, late 18th century

American bed warmers with Birmingham made brass pans. Warm the bed before entering by sliding these over the sheets when the pan is filled with hot coals. You really haven’t tried everything have you? H.Continue reading

American Tea Caddy, Ca. 1810.

  American tea caddy or dresser box in cherry and brilliant wavy birch, early 19th century. H. 5″, w. 8″, d. 6″. $225.

French Candlesticks, Circa 1720

  A pair of French candlesticks, circa 1720, cast and seamed construction. Octagonal bases with conforming baluster stems. H. 9″.  $480 the pair.

French Gilt Bronze Candlesticks

 French gilt bronze candlesticks with  a wreath band above a tapered stem on lion’s paw feet. Fine quality. Directoire, ca, 1800-10. H. 10″. Pair $950.


      Santos originate in the Spain and its former colonies. Shown is St. James. This is an early carving and 16th-18th century. The carving of his head is quite detailed and some old paintContinue reading

15th -17th Century Saint or Angel

A 15th -17th century saint or angel richly carved in bold flourishing strokes has a swirling robe and stands atop a cloud. Probably Italian. Later display blocks as a stand. H. overall 75″, figure only,Continue reading

Asian Design Black Lacquer on Leather Screen

  Asian design black lacquer on leather screen, 18th or early 19th century. Crisp decoration features pagodas and exotic creatures against  a landscape ground. Complete with four panels. Later mounted on hardboard for preservation withContinue reading

Italian Mache” Putti

An Italian putti in mache’, 19th or early 20th century. This rendering is done to appear as carved stone which it successfully does in soft natural tones. Restored and with a separate iron stand. PuttiContinue reading

French 19th Century Curtain Tiebacks

French 19th century gilt bronze curtain tie back pairs. Perhaps these could serve as jamb hooks for fire tools. L. 10″, d. 4″ Elegance at $149 per pair.

55403 – Moroccan Lead-Glazed Inkwells

Moroccan inkwells from our recent journey there. In or lead glaze with rich polychrome decoration, these are 19th century and reflect a French faience influence. H. 5″. w. 6.5″. $155. The other has a crescent formContinue reading

3889 – 19th Century “Antiques” Sign

A charming 19th century painted wood ” Antiques” shop sign with later layered paint. Steel banded rim and scroll decoration with steel ring hangers. Ex-Sotheby’s N.Y.  H. 23.5″,  w. 45″.  $450.