This unusual Victorian walnut tall chest is called a lockside. During this period it was common to have locks on every drawer. Look closely and you will see a lock on the right side which is hinged and would catch the edge of all the drawers at once to secure with a single lock. These were generally referred to as a gentleman’s tall chest. The lock looking escutcheon on the left is a dummy and was designed to just provide symmetry in décor. The chest has 6 raised and recessed burled walnut panels. All the dovetailed drawers retain their original cast brass decorative pulls. Notice the narrow panels of burled walnut on either front corner of the drawers as well. The sides also have recessed panels. The finish is in excellent condition having a rich, warm color and desirable patina.
This solid quarter sawn oak barrister bookcase has several unique features. The bookcase is marked and made by Lundstrom, Little Falls, NY. It is comprised of 6 separate pieces: a cap; 3 shelf units; a desk and a base. The top has a lovely leaded glass front and will accommodate books up to 11 ½” tall. The 2nd and third shelf units will accommodate books up to 9 ½” tall. All three glass fronts are original and designed to lift up and slide back for easy access. The desk unit has a drop lid which becomes a writing surface. Inside are 11 various sized cubbies for filing and storage. The desk retains its original working lock with a key. The finish appears original and is in excellent condition. What a practical, yet handsome piece of furniture. It’s definitely not your typical barrister bookcase.
This walnut sofa table has the most incredible carvings. Not only are the carvings extensive, but they are deep and beautifully executed. The top has a proud molded double edge. The table skirt displays a wide band of intricately carved acanthus leaves. The 2 end supports are pierced carved with finely and deeply carved elements such as scrolls, leaves, flowered rosettes, medallion, etc. The entire supports are covered in carvings. The stretcher is also highly carved and accented with 4 turned and delicately carved posts. The finish appears original and is in excellent condition. This table is of superior quality and would make a statement in any home.
This early solid cherry cabinet is comprised of 2 pieces. Its design and style may be attributed to Shaker built. The top cupboard measures 48” tall, 43” wide and 12” deep. Notice the wide cornice on the top. The double paneled doors are pinned and mortised and show hand planing and chamfering. There are 3 inset shelves. The working lock and knob are a later replacement. The stepped out based is 20” deep and has 2 recessed hand planed and chamfered doors also with pinned and mortised construction. Inside is a single shelf. The door has a later replaced working lock and wooden knob. The base cabinet has recessed paneled ends. The cabinet rests on tall turned feet. The cabinet has an older refinish which is in very good condition. What a handsome cupboard for the kitchen or any room of the house.
This 3 piece Victorian mahogany parlor set can be attributed to Karpen of Chicago, IL. The distinguishing features are the elaborately carved three dimensional angels. Notice the detail in their faces and wings. The set consists of a settee or loveseat, armchair and side chair. The loveseat measures 40” tall, 50” wide and 28” deep. The armchair measures 39” tall, 28” wide and 26” deep. The side chair measures 39” tall, 19” wide and 22” deep. The deeply and elaborately carved crests display two winged angels with a center medallion. The arms supports have delicately carved acanthus leaves. Each piece rests on elegantly serpentine shaped legs with intricately carved paw feet. Amazingly, all are in excellent condition and very comfortable. The frames and springs are all tight. The finishes appear original and are also in excellent condition having a deep, rich color and patina. The fabric is a tapestry style in a soft pastel floral pattern which is also in excellent condition.
This extremely large Arts & Crafts revolving bookcase is of commercial grade. The solid oak frame revolves using a heavy duty cast iron system for ease in rotating. Revolving bookcases are great for placing in those odd corners and hold an amazing number of books. Notice how the sides are cleverly designed to graduate in depth allowing books of various widths to be stored. The 9” tall top shelf is completely open and will hold such items as newspapers, large folio books. Etc. The next 4 shelves graduate in depth from 5 ½” to 8 ½” on two sides. The height also graduates from 9” tall to 14” tall. The other two sides have removable rods allowing full depth to store books. Notice the simple applied wooden buttons on the 2 sides. The quality and construction are impressive. The revolving mechanism works smoothly. The finish appears original and is in excellent condition having a warm color and rich patina. This handsome piece would work well in any home or office.
This wider than normal barrister bookcase was made by the Gunn Manufacturing Co. This double wide bookcase comes apart in 5 pieces for ease in moving. The set is comprised of a cap, and 3 shelf units and a base. Each shelf unit has a single door with 2 panes of glass which lifts up and slides back for easy access. They will accommodate books up to 11” tall. All open and close smoothly and have their original cast brass pulls. The bookcase rests on unusual carved paw feet. The finish is original and in excellent condition.
This is not your typical revolving bookcase. We love cherry revolving bookcases. Not only are they unusual, but also practical and way cool! This one is made by the highly respected Danner Manufacturing Company and is dated 1877. The top and bottom shelves have a rope carved edge. The top is supported by 4 turned posts with finely carved elements. The open shelf measures 7” tall. The second and third shelves are divided in quadrants. The second shelf will hold books up to 10” tall by 7” wide. The third or bottom shelf will hold books up to 12” tall by 7” wide. Notice each side having 4 narrow slats attached with fancy cast brass tabs. The bookcase rests on a platform base which uses a heavy duty iron mechanism allowing it to rotate smoothly and effortlessly. The finish appears original and is in excellent condition.
Pairs of Victorian marble top night stands are hard to come by. These solid heartwood yellow pine end tables retain their original marble tops. This wood is extremely hard and dense. Notice their dramatic wood grain – so cool. Each has a small hand dovetailed drawer and a recessed paneled door with a shelf inside. Notice how they are opposing doors. Below are boldly turned columns with a shelf. The marble is in excellent condition. The finish appears original and is also in amazing condition. The contrasting colors in the wood would easily compliment a variety of woods. They would work well in a bedroom or living room as end tables or bedside tables.
What a rare find. This cherry and walnut Victorian multi drawer cabinet is quite narrow and would serve a myriad of purposes. Imagine it as a collectors or specimen cabinet, as a lingerie cabinet, or silver chest. It would work great in a hall or bathroom. The possibilities are endless. There is a cast brass gallery followed by 2 small drawers above 4 larger drawers with a door below. All the hand dovetailed drawers have dramatic burled walnut fronts and their original fancy cast brass pulls. The door has a recessed paneled front with burled walnut and its working lock with key. The sides each have 2 recessed panels as well. If you look closely you will see a small 4” piece of molding is off the back left side of the cabinet. It is hardly worth noting and does not distract from its presence. The finish appears original and is in excellent condition having a very desirable color and patina.