This elegant mahogany tall case or grandfather clock was made by the prestigious Elliott of London, England. The clock case was made in the U.S. and sold through the H. Muhr’s Sons of Philadelphia; a highly regarded watch, jewelry and silversmith store on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. The Elliott clock works are original. The eight day movement requires winding once a week and is in excellent working condition. The clock strikes ever hour and half hour. The two large brass weights and pendulum are also original. The fancy clock face has cast brass putti or cherubs surrounding the dial. Notice the raised brass numerals; decorative hands; the sweep seconds dial and the hand painted moon dial. All are original and in excellent condition. There is some loss in the blue field on the moon dial and it appears to be stable. The moon dial rotates to display the different phases of the moon as time and days progress. The solid mahogany case has an arched pediment with carved rosettes, acanthus leaves and a fan. Originally, the clock had carved finials on either side and in the center. Often these are removed in order to fit into an 8’ ceiling home. The clock face door has a working lock and key to access winding the clock. The clock has its winding key. Notice the fully turned columns on either side of the clock face and the pierced carved decorative panel on the side which allows the sound of the clock striking to resonate. Below is a beveled glass door with its original lock and key to access the pendulum and weights. Notice the panel having a heavily carved ribbon trailing over a shell – lovely! The clock rests on boldly carved paw feet. The finish is original and in excellent condition having a deep, rich color and patina. What a statement this will make in any home or office.
This quarter sawn stacking oak file and cabinet combination was made by The Office Specialty Manufacturing Co., Limited. The unit is comprised of 5 separate stacking sections. The base has two recessed paneled doors with brass knobs and a working key. Inside is a single shelf. The next section is two standard side by side file drawers complete with original cardboard alphabetical files. The drawers have their original brass file card holders and solid brass handles. The next section steps back and measures 17” deep and has 9 file drawers, each measuring 10” wide and 4” tall. Each drawer has its original brass file card holder and pull. Also, inside each drawer is a unique metal and paper file holder. The fourth stack is a glass front bookcase. The glass door lifts up and slides back for access. The fifth section is the cap to the entire system. The sides to each of the sections have recessed paneled ends. The finish is original and in very good condition having expected wear and use. What a useful and practical furnishing.
This walnut Victorian bookcase is from the Renaissance Revival period. The unique, heavily carved crest has a portrait of a man. Could it be Beethoven or some famous literary author? The bookcase has 2 glass doors with carved elements at the top of each and further carving on the front corners. The bookcase is missing its lock on the right door. Inside are 3 original adjustable shelves which each measure 8 ½” deep. The bookcase rests on a stepped out base having 2 drawers. Each drawer retains its original pulls and working lock. The bookcase appears to retain its original finish which is in very good condition. The bookcase comes apart in 3 pieces for ease in transporting.
This handsome grandfather or tall case clock was made by the Colonial Clock Company of Zeeland, Mich. The solid mahogany case has a strong classical inspired architectural presence. The boldly designed pediment is supported by 2 fully turned Doric columns reaching the full length of the clock. The door has its working lock and key plus heavy glass panes displaying the clock face and the large brass weights and pendulum. The bottom glass is beveled. The brass clock face has a silvered dial with raised brass numerals and decorative hands. Notice the finely decorative floral chased work on the outside and inside of the dial. There is also a sweep seconds hand dial as well. Notice the hand painted moon dial which is designed to rotate and display the phases of the moon as the days and time progress. The clock has its winding key and its original 8 day movement which is in excellent working condition. The clock requires only winding once a week and strikes every hour. In addition, the clock has a beautiful Westminster chime which strikers and progresses ever ¼ hour so that on the full hour it plays a complete tune – lovely! There is a small door on either side of the clock. This allows easy access to the clock movement for repair and adjustment. The clock is all original and in excellent working condition. The finish is also original and in excellent condition having a deep, rich color and desirable patina. What a statement this will make in any home or office.
This dramatic bird’s eye maple chest of drawers is from the Empire period and has many unique features. The dresser has a boldly designed backsplash which accentuates the bird’s eye grain of the wood. Below are 2 small drawers with ogee shaped fronts and an unusual locking center drawer followed by three larger drawers. Notice how the bottom drawer steps out from the two above. All the drawers are finely hand dovetailed and having their original working locks and original glass knobs. The dresser has dramatically “S” shaped pilasters on the front corners and boldly designed curvaceous feet. The sides are recessed paneled. The strong bird’s eye maple graining is evident throughout. The drawers open and close smoothly. The finish is in excellent condition having a very warm and desirable color. There are expected rubs and marks on the finish but nothing that distracts the eye. What a commanding piece of Classical Empire furniture.
What a handsome cherry and bird’s eye maple chest of drawers from the Empire or Classical period. The dresser has two small drawers over 4 larger drawers which graduate in height. All the hand dovetailed drawers have their original working locks and cherry pulls. Notice the fully turned cherry columns with the carved Ionic capitals. The chest of drawers rests on boldly turned tall feet. All the drawers open and close smoothly. The bird’s eye maple figuring in the wood is extremely dramatic. The finish is in excellent condition having a rich color and patina.
This pair of beds will fit standard size twin or single mattresses. The heavy duty cast iron and brass beds are extremely sturdy and when set up will take use and abuse. Notice the gently curved footboards and large 2 ½” diameter brass balls. Look closely and you will see one pair of beds has its original casters and the other apparently were missing and had wooden feet applied instead. The footboard measures 40 ½” tall. The white painted iron frame and side rails are in excellent condition. The solid brass components are also in great condition except for some minor dings in the top round balls. Iron beds were always meant to be painted and these can be easily painted any color you desire.
Check out this solid mahogany revolving bookcase. We have a great fondness for revolving bookcases due to the uniqueness and practicality. They can be out away from a wall and accessed from all 4 sides and are also perfect for those corners of the room that are hard to fill. The bookcase rotates on a central iron shaft which is hidden inside the column in the center. The top is supported by 4 carved columns. Its height would make it perfect for use as a stand-up desk as well. The top section will accommodate books up to 6” tall. The middle section will store books or objects up to 10” tall and the bottom section up to 12” tall. The bookcase turns easily and is extremely sturdy. The finish is in excellent condition.
This walnut Victorian hall mirror is beautifully carved. The deep, oval frame displays boldly carved life size clusters of grapes and pomegranates at the top and bottom of the mirror. The carvings are exquisite. The finish is original and in excellent condition having the richest color and desirable patina. The mirror is original and is also in excellent condition. What a beautiful mirror to grace your home!
This beautiful Victorian music cabinet has many lovely features. There is a solid brass gallery along the burled wood top. Notice the delicate line inlay and an inlaid design of a classical shaped urn. The glass front door has additional line and classical designs. The cabinet has a working lock with key. Inside are 3 wooden shelves with their original applied leather and gold tooled labels and edging marked “Sacred”, “General Music” and “Dance”. There are supports and room for one more shelf. The cabinet rests on its original casters. The size and design of this cabinet makes it extremely adaptable and versatile. It could be used in an entryway, in a bathroom for storage or as a small bookcase. Its uses are endless. The finish is in excellent condition.