Newsletter July 26th, 2011

Hello, July26th2011

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. The top is 19″ X 29″ with 26 1/2″ height, useful as a lamp table or a nightstand.

This week’s treasures include an 19h century Welsh dresser or open cupboard, always pleasing for its display shelves an open storage below. Would you use this as display in kitchen or dining room for pewter, export china, or leather bound books? This one has a deep patina in its dark oak. The original wrought cup hooks are still in place above grooved shelves to hold plates. Width 59″ Height 72″ The Chinese export plates are the late 18th century, 2 1/2″ to 11″ diameter. Some minor hairlines.

The early Dutch style commode or chest is exceptionally well carved with complex serpentine fronts below a conforming top. There is a nice depth of color here reflecting its late 18thor early 19th century origin. Please note the elegant shaped edge. The low height, 30″ begs use in the front hall or living room with a lamp. Width 28″. The terracotta 19th century jars above, restored, are Mediterranean and in desirable ovoid forms.

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