This solid walnut 3 door bookcase is ingeniously designed to come apart in 14 pieces for easy transporting or getting up staircases, etc. The cabinet is from the Renaissance Revival Victorian period and amazingly is all original! There are applied panels of burled walnut throughout. Notice the canted corners with boldly carved elements on either side of the stepped out center door. All the glass front doors retain their original working locks and key. The center door has 3 adjustable shelves measuring 13” deep. The two side doors each have 2 adjustable shelves measuring 11” deep. The bookcase base has 3 hand dovetailed drawers with burled walnut panels and carved wooden pulls. Look closely and you will see some very minor repairs on a few burled walnut panels which is common and to be expected. There is a 4” sliver of wood missing along the bottom of the lower right door. This does not affect its functionality and is only noticeable upon close examination. The finish is in very good condition and has a rich color and patina. What a handsome piece to grace your home or office.
This incredible 5 piece hand painted Victorian cottage style bedroom set retains its original painted finish which is in remarkable condition. The style and period is Renaissance Revival Victorian. Painted sets like these were popular in the 1860-1890’s and were often used in the country cottages or second homes of persons of means. They were always professionally painted and varied in colors and styles. This set is unusual because of the marble top on the dresser and washstand. Most cottage sets have painted wood tops. The matching set consists of full or double size bed, dresser, washstand, table and 2 chairs. The bed measures 83” tall, 60” wide and 78” deep. The marble top dresser measures 84” tall, 44.5" wide by 18” deep. The marble top washstand measures 40” tall, 29” wide and 16” deep. Notice the 4 unusual towel bars which slide out and have their original porcelain pulls. The dresser and washstand retain their original ebonized teardrop pulls and their marble tops are in excellent condition. The small table measures 29” tall by 31” wide and 17” deep. There is rust looking stain on the lower shelf. That’s the only apology in this entire set! There are 2 small chairs with caned seats which are all tight and sturdy. You will be thoroughly impressed with this set. Its condition is amazing. When I first saw the set, I assumed it had been repainted but not so. I believe it was rarely used. All the drawers open and close smoothly. The main color is hard to describe. It’s a grayish beige with taupe and cream color accents and soft orange pinstripes. It is wonderful!
This unusual walnut Victorian marble top étagère could serve a myriad of purposes. Its shallow depth would work well in an entryway. Its cabinet base and marble top is perfect for use as a buffet or server. And of course, it’s original purpose as an étagère to display a collection. Notice the ornate pierced carved crest of scrolling vines and leaves. The central dome shaped mirror has shapely shelves of varying size. The entire cabinet is extremely curvaceous and beautifully executed. The original marble top has elegantly curved sides. The base has a recessed paneled door with deep and bold carvings in the center panel. The door retains its original working lock and key. Inside are 2 shelves for storage. The étagère is in excellent condition having a rich color and desirable patina. The original marble is in excellent condition. The original mirror has some minor scratches or flaws along the bottom. They are not offensive and are to be expected considering its age. What a beautiful, versatile piece of furniture.
This deep, brilliant cut glass bowl is in remarkable condition. The pattern is dramatic and deeply cut. Its size and depth is extremely desirable and multi-functional. The teeth on its rim are free of flea bites and, all total, is considered in excellent condition. There is minor expected rubs on the bottom of the dish. What a stand out example of American brilliant cut glass.