Newsletter April 19th, 2011

Spring greetings,

“What is the late November doing

With the disturbance of the spring.”  -Elliot

Thoughts of sunnier and warmer days are brought to mind in our landscape by Olive P. Black, 1868-1948. She spent her early summers in the Berkshires painting their charms. A well exhibited and well listed artist, this oil on canvas is of her best work. Overall 33’ X 29”.

The large French charger is faience, possibly Nevers, 18th century. All done in a spring theme with a bird and flowers.  No repairs and with age correct surface abrasion and rim chips. Diameter 15 ½”.  From a local collection.

The George III mahogany sideboard carries a scrolled back with dish holding rim with tambour like carving to all doors and drawers above spiral turned legs, all combining to create this charming and unusual piece.  No major repairs. Length 63’. Ca. 1810.

At front and just acquired, a pair of Hepplewhite side chairs in mahogany with pierced splats, slip seats and square tapering legs. This is a petite pair perfect for entry hall or room end.  Late 18th century. Height 36”.

We are eager to hear your specific requests.

Best regards and thanks

-Bob

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