This early English gateleg table has powerful turnings in a layered old surface with a beautiful polish bringing the depth and charm of the finish to light. Character is a most important aspect and this has all of that from its three hundred year life. It is still a strong height and has no major repairs. Please note the crispness of the turnings. H. 29 1/2″, w. 47 1/2″, l. 59 1/2″.
On our recent purchases and a pleasure to offer are these seven English Chippendale type chairs, all circa 1760-1800. Each is of a well patinaed mahogany with great old color. These are sound, well cared for chairs that have been recently been reupholstered. Please note that this is the slip seat type that is easily recovered to suit your taste. Presently they are covered in a fine fabric with a tapestry stripe.
This set includes a matching set of six side chairs and a similarly carved armchair. The serpentine crests are molded and beaded, terminating in carved ears above strapwork vertical splats. Each trapezoidal slip seat rests in seat frames on square legs with stretchers. H. 37 1/2″ , seat width at front 20 1/2+”. Minor old repairs. This handsome set is available at $ 4800 for the seven pieces.
A pair of George II (we love to call all this cabriole leg material Queen Anne) upholstered armchairs from the early 18th century. These are English walnut and have a most wonderful nut brown patina. Notably, these are ex William Randolph Hearst collection and Vanderbilt collection. I have much documentation to accompany these for your inspection. I’m glad to provide copies of documentation on request. It is very rare to find pairs. These are in a smaller size and still carry the old Scalamandre silk (documents on this too!) in worn, old condition. The worn old silk has a special charm and is a good test of confidence for the owner who understands. H.43 1/2″,w. 26 1/2″, d. 21″, seat height 20 1/2″ with down cushions. $5500 the pair.
Lovely walnut English Queen Anne flip top tea or games table of the 18th century. The folding top opens over a swing leg and conceals a compartment below. This an especially curvaceous cabriole leg with a reed detail on the scroll support over full club feet. There are no major repairs. H.29”,w. 34″ , d. 16 1/4″.
This beautiful George II mahogany sideboard offers practicality as well. Flame grain mahogany outlined in line inlay and dark well-grained banding decorates the astragal corner top. Storage includes a bottle drawer to the left and a tambour compartment below. The tapering Hepplewhite legs terminate in spade feet. All circa 1785-1810, Britain. Some alteration. Very good wood color and patina. L. 72″, d. 25″, h. 36″. Enjoy the elegance and functionality of the 18th century in your rooms. I caution the interested not to hesitate here. $2450
A central prospect door is reverse blocked and with a plain shell at the top. The lid has a leather writing surface on walnut and when closed shows flame grained veneers. The lid and each drawer have light wood shield escutcheons. Original bracket feet. A quality example in very nice condition. $2750.
The 18th century Georgian walnut desk is a most desirable 36″ width with a lovely interior of valanced pigeon holes over a stepped and serpentine drawer arrangemenet with deep outboard drawers.