This tall cherry chest of drawers is a wonderful example of Pennsylvania country Sheraton furniture. I can't help it-I love this piece! You should look closely so you can appreciate all of its unique detailing. First of all, it is solid cherry and still retains its original finish. The use of ebonized cockbeading and fine inlay along the cornice is so cool. The ebonized cockbeading is continued around each drawer edge. There is a narrow panel with a carved acanthus leaf on the outside of the 3 small drawers. Below are 5 more long drawers which graduate in size. On either side are uniquely turned and carved half columns with carved Doric capitals. All the hand dovetailed drawers retain their original glass pulls, brass key escutcheons and working locks. The sides of the chest have 2 recessed panels. The tall turned feet rest on casters. The casters were probably added later. The back of the tall chest is beautifully chamfered and cool as well! The vernacular or country Sheraton chest is a treat to own and one of my favorites.
This dramatic walnut Victorian secretary desk and bookcase measures just under 9’ tall. The cabinet comes apart in 3 separate pieces for ease in transporting. The secretary can be displayed without the top crest, making its height 92”, well under 8’ tall. The bold pierced carved crest has delicate incised designs and trefoil finials. Notice the multiple raised panels of burled walnut framing the double glass doors. The doors retain their original glass and working lock with key. Inside are 3 original adjustable shelves. The double barrel cylinder roll has large recessed panels of burled walnut and its original ebonized pulls. The barrel front smoothly rolls back to reveal a pull out writing surface, 2 small drawers and 6 small and one large cubby. The green wool felt writing surface is original and very worn. The fabric can be replaced for an additional charge, if desired. Below is a long single drawer over 2 doors. Both have their original locks and pulls. Inside the doors is a single shelf. The drawer and doors have recessed and raised paneled fronts with burled walnut. Notice the narrow bands of burled walnut repeated along the base of the secretary’s front edge and the shapely side raised panel. The finish is in excellent condition having a deep rich color and patina. What a grand statement this will make in any home or office.
This unusual solid oak bookcase was custom designed to occupy a corner. As you face the bookcase, the wall space on the left needs to be at least 69 ¼” wide and the wall space on the right needs to be at least 52” wide. The bookcase comes apart in 3 main pieces for ease in transporting. Notice the fluted columns on either side of the pair of double doors. All the doors retain their original brass key escutcheons and working locks. Each door has 3 adjustable shelves for a total of 12. Each shelf on the right measures 9” deep and 18 ½” wide and the shelves on the left are 9” deep and 27” wide. The finish is original and in very good condition. Look closely and you will see a narrow 8” sliver of wood missing along the front right edge of the top cornice. We chose not to repair it due to the fact we did not find it offensive, but we can arrange to do so for an additional cost.
This amazing sink is a rare example of the development of indoor plumbing in the Victorian era. It could possibly been found in a prestigious home or hotel. The solid cherry cabinet initially appears to be a writing desk, but is actually a free standing sink. The cabinet was most likely made by Hale & Kilburn of Philadelphia, PA. Its elegantly carved crest is hinged and when tilted forward, reveals a zinc lined water reservoir. The slanted velvet covered writing surface lifts up to reveal a marble sink top and its original porcelain bowl. There is a nickel plated knob that pushes up and down to release the water into the bowl. It even comes with its original chain and stopper. The cabinet base has 2 small dovetailed drawers below with their original cast brass pulls. There is a carved panel betwee3n the drawers and the same design is repeated on the recessed paneled door fronts below. The doors retain their original brass key escutcheon and lock. Inside is a newer plastic hose that attaches to the sink bowl above. It was originally designed to empty or drain into a container located inside the doors and was emptied when filled. There is an original stenciling on the back of the cabinet which reads Peerless Reservoir Washstand with 2 patent dates of April 9, 1878 and March 22, 1864. What a fabulous example of the transition in history from using the pitcher and bowl for cleaning up to our present day standard indoor plumbing. Imagine how modern this was in its day. The sink/washstand is all original and is in excellent condition.
This hard to find small size Pennsylvania Dutch 2-piece cupboard is made of solid walnut. The wide cornice rests over 2 glass doors each having 6 small panes of glass. The door has a brass ring pull with 2 fixed shelves inside. The interior presently has a red paint but can be easily changed to suit your décor. Below the doors is the classic pie shelf. The base has 2 hand dovetailed drawers over 2 recessed paneled doors. The doors have their matching ring pulls. Inside is a single shelf. The shapely cut out foot mimics the sides of the pie shelf above. The finish shows expected wear and use but is considered to be in very good condition. This is an adaptable size for a variety of uses such as a dining room hutch, bookcase, kitchen cabinet storage or to display you favorite collection.
This small sized, 2 door, solid walnut bookcase is a gem. The boldly designed cornice has a carved saw tooth pattern below it. The 2 glass doors have applied panels of lovely burled walnut above, with carved round rosettes surrounded by delicate incised carvings. The doors retain their original cast brass key escutcheon and working lock with key. Inside are 3 adjustable original shelves measuring 10 ½” deep. The bookcase has a stepped out base with a drawer having a boldly carved and unique wooden key escutcheon, applied panels of burled walnut, carved wooden pulls and its original working lock. The bookcase rests on its original casters. There is a wood split on the lower right side of the bookcase. This is not unusual and does not affect its integrity or appeal. The finish appears original and is in excellent condition having a rich color and patina.
This rare Victorian era carpet is a real find! This wool rug was woven on a loom and is referred to as a flat weave. Such rugs have a pattern on both sides which makes it reversible. What’s amazing about this rug is that it has survived and is in remarkable condition. The rug is in shades of red, burgundy, dark and light green and black. The stylized roses are large and graphic. The colors are still strong and vibrant. Even the fringe is in good condition with only minor wear or loss. The advantage of a flat weave carpet is its great durability; can be easily folded and moved and is reversible. What a statement this will make in any room!
Notice the carved birds on this Victorian marble top dresser. It’s such a wonderful and rare feature. The mirror has a pierced carved cre3st with a cluster of pomegranates and stylized leaves. The original mirror is in very good condition. The mirror supports have a carved leaf at the top and a cluster of grapes as well. The delicately carved birds are located below the hanging grapes giving the idea they are enjoying a meal. The mirror swivels in its frame and is removable for ease in transporting. The original white marble is in excellent condition and is also removable. The dresser base has 3 graduated hand dovetailed drawers having their original locks, hand carved pulls and applied decorative moldings. All the drawer fronts are burled walnut. The rest of the dresser is solid walnut. Notice the decorative cut out design on the skirt below the bottom drawer. The dresser rests on its original porcelain casters. The finish appears original and in excellent condition.
This square walnut center table is in the Classical or Empire style. The shapely solid walnut top has a burled walnut skirt and a carved beaded edge. Look closely and you will see one small bead is missing. This does not detract from its elegance. The size is perfect for an intimate meal for 2 or 4 persons or use as a dramatic center table in a foyer or living room. The square shaped pedestal with the elegantly shaped cove molding which extends to the platform base is accented with flame and burled walnut. Notice the delicate beaded trim along the base. The table rests on its brass casters. The finish is in excellent condition having an extremely rich color and warm patina.
This small sized walnut hall tree was designed to hold coats, hats, canes and umbrellas. The shapely crest has butter print carvings, plus more below it. The beveled mirror is original and in excellent condition. There are 6 heavy cast brass coat/hat hooks. The hall tree has a small drawer with a brown marble top-perfect for storing your keys or gloves! The opening on the right is to store canes and umbrellas. It comes with its original cast iron drip pan for those wet umbrellas and metal tipped canes. The finish is in excellent condition.