This is an extremely hard to find small size grandfather clock. The works were made by the highly regarded Herschede Clock Company and sold through the Colonial Clock Company. The solid mahogany case has a boldly carved crest with a shell design and supported by carved Corinthian capitals. The case rests on boldly carved scrolled feet. The front glass has a fretwork design. The original ornate gilded cast brass face has a silvered dial with raised brass numerals. There is a small sweep second dial and hand in the center of the main dial. There is also a small dial on the top right of the face to turn the chimes on or off. The small dial on the top left directs the tubes to play one of three different tunes: Whittington, Westminster or Canterbury. This small size grandfather clock has all the desirable features you would find in a much larger hall or grandfather clock. There is even a hand painted moon dial which rotates with the passing of the phases of the moon. The clock works are all original and in excellent working condition. It comes with its original 9 tubes, 3 brass weights and brass pendulum. The clock strikes ever quarter hour. It plays the desired tune which progresses every 15 minutes. The clock has a beautiful sound. The case finish is original and in excellent condition having a deep, rich color and desirable patina. What a statement this will make in any home or office!
Check out this highly unusual Centennial Chippendale block front chest of drawers. These are sometimes also referred to as campagn chests due to the large cast brass handles on the sides. This exceptional custom made solid mahogany chest has many unique features. The shaped top has a moulded edge and a slide out tray below. There is a tight 10” crack on the top located on the left side, towards the front. It is not offensive and does not compromise the chest. The cabinet maker cleverly designed and executed the chest to appear to have 6 hand dovetailed drawers of various sizes. In actuality, there are 4 drawers which are all hand dovetailed. The two top drawers have their original working locks. Notice the original fancy cast brass pulls and how they were adapted to fit the different drawer fronts. The case has a deeply moulded base resting on elegantly carved ogee bracket feet. There is about 3 inches of partial moulding loss on the left side, exposing a square nail. It is not immediately noticeable and we have chosen not to have it replaced, although arrangements can be made to do so, if preferred by the new owner. The chest appears to have its original finish which is in excellent condition having a deep, rich color and patina. The chest’s size and design makes it very adaptable to a variety of uses such as a server in the dining room, a bedroom dresser or a lamp stand in the living room.
This bronze bust of Hercules dramatically rests on a polished and carved slate pedestal. The bust is beautifully cast. The warrior’s helmet and facial features are exquisitely detailed. The height to the top of the slate pedestal is 16”. There is a small chip on the bottom of 2 corners. These do not distract from it commanding presence. The Doric style column is elegantly shaped. The bronze bust rests on a cast brass plynth and its total height measures 15”. The sculpture is all original in its unique style and display and is in excellent condition. It is also quite heavy. What a statement this will make in any home or office!
This oil painting is signed by the artist F.O. Libby or Francis Orville Libby, born 1883 and died 1961. The painting under glass has a pencil inscription on the back with the signature and wording ‘S. Portland, Me’. The artist was born in Maine and pursued a Princeton fine art education. He also studied in Europe and England. He maintained studios in Maine, New York and London. The scene is of a farm or rural home and resides in its original frame. The frame and canvas are in excellent condition. The sight size is 15.5” X 13.75”.
This mahogany game or card table has beautiful classical or Empire styling and details. The flame mahogany top is designed to rotate and open up to expand to a 36” square – perfect for card playing which was a common pastime during its period. The table skirt is also highlighted with flame mahogany graining. The four pedestal base rests on a shapely platform. Notice the pedestals’ delicate turnings and carvings. The platform or shelf is supported by 4 legs with finely carved acanthus leaves and delicate looking feet. The table retains its original brass casters. The table appears to have an older refinish which is in excellent condition having a deep rich color and patina.
This French bronze-dore lamp was originally the base of a monumental candelabrum. The bronze casting and details are some of the finest we have seen! Amazingly, the bright, shiny, gold looking finish is original and is referred to fire gilt, bronze-dore or ormolu depending on its country of origin. Due to its size and construction, this lamp is extremely heavy. It measures 16” tall to the base of the stem holding the double sockets. The height to the top of the sockets is 24” and the height to the top of the lamp finial is 29”. The sockets can be adjusted another 3” higher and the shade can be adjusted up and down by adding or subtracting spacers just above the socket cluster. The lamp comes with a quality made cream colored shade which is in excellent condition. The lamp was recently rewired and is in excellent working condition. What a statement this will make in any home.
This unusual, narrow curio cabinet and bookcase has some wonderful features. The wood is solid cherry. There is a pierced carved gallery and fancy finials along the top shelf. There are 2 beveled glass doors having their original working locks, brass key escutcheon and key. The inside measurements are 12” tall, 8” deep and 24” wide. Below are three shelves and a single drawer. The drawer has its original brass hardware and working lock. Notice the delicate incised carvings left and right of the drawer and turned railing below. There is also a carved scalloped design below the bottom shelf. The finish is in excellent condition having a warm color and patina.
This small coffee grinder by Enterprise Manufacturing Company is a hard to find size. The #2 size grinder is all original and amazingly retains over 95% of its red, green and gold paint. There is only a very small amount of loss on the removable lid. The grinder even retains its original wooden handle, milk glass knob and drawer. It is patent dated Oct. 21, 1873. The base measures 6.5” square and the wheel measures 9” in diameter. The casting are in excellent working condition.
Set of 31 Baccarat cut crystal stemware in the Nancy pattern. Baccarat, France is a world renowned creator of fine cut crystal. The pattern was named in 1909 after the French city, Nancy. The set consists of: 8 port wine or sherry glasses measuring 5” tall; 4 stems measuring 5 ½” tall; 12 wines measuring 6 1/8” tall; and 7 wines or waters measuring 6 ¾” tall. One of the set of 7 has a very small flake on the rim. All the rest are in excellent condition.
This cleverly painted bookcase or étagère was originally an ebonized bookcase and is in the Aesthetic or Victorian style. Check out the pierced carvings along the top galleries and crest; extensive incised and line carvings; and turned spindles. The 4 beveled glass doo9rs have unusual exposed fancy brass hinges. The 2 top doors each have a single adjustable shelf. Below are 6 narrow drawers along the base. All have their original cast brass pulls. Two of the drawers have their original working locks. What a statement this will make in any home!