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Newsletter June 2nd, 2011 - Hi, We are packing for the show and wanted to give you a look at at least one of the latest finds you will be able to inspect first hand at the show. We hope to see you this weekend. Thanks, -Bob and Christine
Newsletter May 18th, 2011 - Hello, I just bought this lovely Hudson River Valley school painting, 48” X 30” overall, from a local collection. Some years ago, all details of restoration were taken care of including a careful cleaning, restoration and revarnishing by a top gallery. Cows and sheep wander her as a still stream meanders. All is framed by lush [...]
Newsletter May 10th, 2011 - Hello to all antique adventurers! “Beauty maddens the soul like wine…” -Unknown Yes, it is our emotions that drive the collecting spirit and give excitement to pursuing beautiful objects. Let me further involve you with our brown-black lacquer tonsu which is randomly decorated with gilt mon as an owner’s mark or crest. The pulls and [...]
Newsletter May 6th, 2011 - Hi, Just received here and offered for the first time, an early, 1810-1825, French neoclassical console in mahogany with a veined gray and white marble top. The elegant façade is mounted with gilt ormolu anthemions and rosettes. Each wood central panel is covered with pleated silk. W. 46”, D. 17 ½”, H. 37”. The Continental [...]
Newsletter April 28th, 2011 - Hello, This has been a week of many new discoveries, some of which I have arranged in the scene below. If you were among those who missed the rococo console a few weeks ago, here is another console of distinction that is well carved with extensive leafage and scrolls. This 18th century piece exhibits the deep hand carving, layered [...]
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 [...]
Newsletter April 12th, 2011 - Hello, I am always in search of the unusual and was most pleased to discover this gem during recent travels. Was this a cabinet man’s gift as a jewelry chest? Or maybe a humidor for himself or a great sample piece to show clients his skill? This idyosyncratic and robust form is of bird’s eye [...]
Newsletter March 24th, 2011 - (Almost) Spring Greetings, The kidney shaped 19th century neoclassical dressing stand is outstanding in the extensive use of satinwood throughout, highlighted with bandings and line inlays on the tops, edge, and aprons. The central section of the top lifts and the outboard tops swivel to reveal the compartmentalized interior. Below  the legs have ebonized line inlays [...]
Newsletter March 2nd, 2011 - Hello, This English 18th century Georgian mahogany urn stand is a rare find. With a tray top to keep spills from the floor, three short drawers below hold spoons and tea strainers. Urn and kettle stands are usually low in height however, this model allows adjustment with a thumbscrew mounted on a sturdy ring collar, all [...]
Newsletter February 23rd, 2011 - Hello, Period estate records tell us that sofas were fairly uncommon in American rooms in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. We now have this Federal mahogany sofa, circa 1820, available to join your other elegant furnishings. The detail of the curved is reeded above a slender urn turning on rings on a block that is [...]
Newsletter February 10th, 2011 - Hello,  The 18th century walnut English tea table holds several possibilities for this holiday’s gift giving. Please click on the attached images for detailed views. A pair of English Sheffield plated wine coasters with typical seamed construction, cross reeded rims, and central silvered bosses. Mahogany bottoms. Circa 1800-30’s. A highly unusual pair of reticulated wine coasters [...]
Newsletter December 11th, 2011 - Hello, As a service for our newsletter subscribers, here is a draft of our upcoming national ad to be seen in the next issue of Maine Antiques Digest. At the time of mailing this preview letter, all pieces shown are available here for your inspection and purchase. Inlaid card table, probably Boston or Salem, about [...]
Newsletter September 28th, 2011 - Hello, I’m pleased to offer this English Regency tilt top dining table circa 1810-30 (45″ x 45 1/2′, 29″ Tall). This is a very recent local purchase. Its generous size should seat eight with no difficulty in chair placement. The top is reeded at the edge with slightly rounded corners. The stem is well turned [...]
Newsletter September 2nd, 2011 - Hello, This mahogany pedestal games table is attributed to the Maryland area and has a well figured apron. Condition is sound with minor filled cracks on the main top. The robust but slender urn is above reeded legs terminating in cast brass paw feet. Circa 1810. 36″ width. A gilt brass Louis XV style table [...]
Newsletter August 25th, 2011 - Hello, This sunny port scene shows an American brig headed home to harbor (note the red flag at the masthead). A lighthouse appears to the left with many distant boats and a city to the right. Overall the painting and frame measures to 27″ by 40 1/2″. The reproduction faux painted frame was custom made. [...]
Newsletter August 24th, 2011 - Hello Large Regency mahogany banquet tables are often sought but seldom found. This 11′ long English example, shown here without its additional leaves, was formerly in the dining room of one of the largest Lake Minnetonka mansions here. Recently, after 15 years of storage by the family, we brought it into our dining room. The [...]
Newsletter August 18th, 2011 - Hello, I hope you can share the excitement of my purchase yesterday of a rare and wonderful tall case clock. From the Pennsylvania are in the late 18th century, the walnut case is heavily inlaid and veneered on the entire facade with the most desirable woods available in this period. Birdseye maple and curly maple [...]
Newsletter August 17th, 2011 - Hello,  I just purchased this shapely American Sheraton wing chair, circa 1810. The mahogany front legs are well turned, the wings have a strong serpentine outline, and the arms are horizontally scrolled, and the frame is in sound condition. In useable older flame stitch cover. Height of 46″, Width (at the widest point) 30″. A [...]
Newsletter August 13th, 2011 - Hello, I’m pleased to offer my recent purchase, a Continental commode from the early 1800′s. A molded overhang top above three drawers is over a concealed drawer in the apron. the real excitement is in the bold and naive application of faux graining and inlays imaging flame grained exotic woods, line inlays, burls, and detailed [...]
Newsletter August 3rd, 2011 - Hello, It is a pleasure to offer this early “Queen Anne” wing chair from the most desirable of the early periods. This comfortable chair just arrived today from an exclusive local collection and reflects the finest care. The recent and correct type silk damask cover is in marvelous condition. The color choice of this soft [...]
Newsletter July 27th, 2011 - Hello, The huge Chinese porcelain fishbowl (21″ wide and 18 1/2″ tall) is the largest that we have owned. The colors are greens, bittersweet red, and yellow with black outlining. There are no repairs or cracks; however I will point out some wear at the edge of the rim, obviously from rolling the heavy bowl [...]
Newsletter July 26th, 2011 - Hello,  Just arrived to our door, this lovely walnut English 18th century lowboy is good order and in old finish. The molded edge overhang top with random width boards is above a central drawer with a thumbnail molded edge on so-called “straight cabriole” legs with pad feet. Call it “Country Queen Anne” if you like. [...]
Newsletter July 22nd, 2011 - Hello, We just acquired this French provincial Reclaimer, fruitwood, late 19th or early 19th century. The curves of the Louis XV legs are repeated in the reclined backs. Recent antique pale gold velvet cover. Length 71′, Depth 25″. The remarkable English Regency armchair is early 19th century in the fully decorated manner of the period. [...]
Newsletter July 12th, 2011 - Hello, This impressionist oil on canvas by Henry Lerolle (1848-1929), entitled “The Resting Place” could give your rooms a year around feeling of summer. Professionally cleaned and revarnished, this French landscape is in excellent condition. The wonderful gilt frame is a wide elaborate plaster relief period piece. Significantly, provenance includes ownership by the Walkers of [...]
Newsletter August 10th, 2010 - Hello, It is my pleasure to offer this fine pair of exceptional mahogany 19th century Chippendale torchbearers or tall candle stands. The octagonal tops have molded and splayed sides centered on flame-grained tops. Below, the turnings begin with a long fluted spiral above a spiral reeded urn over a ring on pedaled baluster with a [...]