Newsletter August 13th, 2011


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 pattern both at the face and top. The words, “folk art”, come to mind immediately in any description of work with this vibrancy and imagination. Height 35″, Depth 22″, and Width 40″. No major repairs and with original painted surface.

I bought this local estate piece this week for its pedestal bases which allow all chairs to fit well near the top. English, and of the period 1830-40’s, this strong mahogany extension table has molded edges with shallow aprons above ┬ábaluster stems with modified saber legs terminating in brass cap castors. Height 29 1/4″, 50″ Width and 90″ length with an additional conforming “end leaf” giving another 24″. Polished and ready for your next part. Please call for details.

May I answer further questions or provide more detailed images? We look forwards to your visit. Limited appointments available for this weekend as well.

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