This dynamic grandfather clock was made by the prestigious Waltham Clock Co, Waltham, MA. The mahogany case has an unusual and rare style having a Bombay or kettle bottom base with boldly carved paw feet. The clocks bonnet has an arched top with turned and carved finials on either side. Notice the deeply and finely carved shell on the arched top. The bonnet has an arched glass door and wooden screens on either side which enriches the clock’s sounds and tunes. The door retains its working lock and key. The beautifully designed clock face has a gilded over brass cut work pattern surrounding the inside and outside of the silvered dial. The dial has raised gilded over brass numerals. Notice the Waltham Clock Co. label along the bottom of the dial. The face also has a sweep second hand dial as well. In addition, there is a chime or silent hand should you choose to not hear the chimes and another hand to silence the strike sounds or not. The clock also has a moon dial which rotates and can be set to follow the various phases of the moon. The clock is in excellent working condition and has been completely cleaned and serviced. There are five tubes which play or chime the Westminster tune progressively every ¼” hour. In addition, the clock will strike hour. The clock has a beautiful resonating sound. Notice the shapely beveled glass door which accesses the 3 original brass weights and brass pendulum. The door retains its original lock. The case retains its original finish which is in excellent condition having a warm color and desirable patina. This handsome and superb quality clock will compliment any home or office.
This incredible mahogany Empire or Greek Revival center table is attributed to the J & J Meeks Co. of New York City. To truly appreciate the table, stop and take a good look at the shapely scalloped top. The flame mahogany veneer work is truly amazing! It’s by far the finest we have owned. There is a five pointed star designed in the pattern in such a way that it appears three dimensional. The sue of flame mahogany extends along the 3 curvaceous legs. The finish is in excellent condition having the richest color and patina.
This incredible child’s antique carriage is actually functioning. Its size appears to accommodate a small pony, large dog, and goat or miniature horse. The style is referred to as a Victoria carriage due to the seat in the back with a collapsible hooded cover on the end and a driver’s seat in the front. The carriage is extremely well built having an all cast iron under carriage and springs. The 4 wooden hubs and spokes have rubber tires which are in very good condition. The carriage has a collapsible hood which covers the button tufted seat and back. On either side of the removable driver’s seat are coach lanterns made of brass and glass. Notice the metal stepping platform between the wheels. The carriage measures 50” long from the front of the iron frame to the outside of the back wheels. The wooden shafts measure 22” long. The entire length of the carriage including the shafts is 72”. The floor beneath the driver and the passenger is covered in a vinyl made to look like wood flooring. Underneath the vinyl is wood which appears sound and intact. The carriage has a black painted finish with red pin striping. The frame has some scuffs and minor paint loss but is overall in excellent condition. The frame is extremely sturdy and stout. The carriage appears to have had some restoration or replacement to some of the upholstery. The collapsible hood appears to have been expertly replaced with heavy duty leather looking vinyl along with the driver’s seat. The rest of the carriage appears to retain its leather coverings. What a cool item for the prince or princess in your life!
This pair of mahogany stands or end tables is also referred to as half commodes. The term half commode refers to their size in which they are half the width of standard washstands. Each stand has its original shaped marble top. Look closely and you will see a small chip on one corner of a stand and a minor chip and repair on another. Each has a hand dovetailed drawer with a delicately turned wooden knob and a cabinet base with a raised paneled door front. All the gold highlighting is actually brass trim which is a very unique and classy feature. If you look closely you will see two 5” pieces of brass trim missing along the bottom shelf. The stands rest on their original casters. Their finish appears original and is in excellent condition. What a treat to get a matching pair!
This rare tennis trophy is from the Asheville Tennis Club, dated 1884. The University of North Carolina was one of the earliest supporters of tennis and had clubs in Asheville and Pinehurst as far back as the early 1850’s. The marking AVLTC identifies the trophy from the Asheville Tennis Club and also reads “Gentlemen’s Double Handicap”, “Won by C.H. Byers and J. Beale. The trophy was originally a kerosene lamp and was later electrified. Notice the quality lion head castings and highly decorative vase. The red 9” diameter globe is also of excellent and unique quality. When lit, there is a dramatic pattern that reflects on the walls. The deep red coloring is beautiful. The height from the bottom of the lamp to the top of the ball shade is 24 ½”. There is a separate glass chimney inside the shade. The lamp and shade are all in excellent condition. What a curious memento of early lawn tennis history.
This lovely pair of blown glass vases is often referred to as Bristol or praline glass. They have a slightly opaque quality in a desirable and rich shade of periwinkle or violet. Each hand painted vase displays a pair of birds perched on a delicate tree branch accented with white and yellow flowers. Notice how the pair of vases depicts mirror images of the birds. The painting is exquisitely rendered. The vases are highlighted with fine gold banding along the top rim and throughout. The vases are in excellent condition.
This large platter has the blue bee hive or shield mark associated with Royal Vienna porcelain. The oval shaped platter has 2 open gilded handles. The hand painted gold gilt is used throughout to outline green, gold and wine colored decorative panels. The center of the platter has a beautiful hand painted scene of a man and woman being lead through the mountains by a cherub or cupid. The man is holding a lyre. There is some minor loss of gold gilding on the handles. The rest of the platter is in excellent condition.
This unusually large cut glass dresser jar has a beautifully cut and etched floral design on the domed lid. Notice the cut scalloped design along the edge and starburst design on the base. The lid and base are hinged with a silver plate frame. The frame and glass are in excellent condition.
This lovely hanging light fixture has colored glass panels of turquoise and gold. The gold has a mottled design in the glass which emits a soft, warm glow. The brass looking 8 sided cast metal frame has a delicate pierced design along the sides and bottom. The top of the light has a hinged metal door to easily replace the single light bulb. The lamp presently hangs 29” tall in total length but can be easily shortened by removing part of the metal chain. The lamp has its original ceiling bell or plate and has been rewired. The frame and glass panels are in excellent condition. The light is also in excellent working condition.
This heavy silver plate frame holds its original plate glass mirror. The castings are of exceptional quality and depict a smiling young girl and boy with a dog standing behind the mirror. Look below the mirror and notice the additional details such as the cat, basket, bucket, boots and tree stumps. The mirror has a unique scalloped edge and is removable. The mirror has some loss and cloudiness which only seems to contribute to its charm. The frame is supported by a moveable hinged support. The frame is in excellent condition.