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Cherry Tea Table, Connecticut c. 1780-1790, Aaron Chapin School
With its low stance, splayed cabriole legs, and bird-cage construction, this table exhibits the hallmarks of fine Connecticut furniture. The round top both tilts and turns and is attached to two reeded cleats connected to a detailed bird-cage mechanism. The legs, which end in padded platform feet, are each dovetailed into a turned columnar pedestal, with chip carving at its base. Aaron Chapin, second cousin of Eliphalet Chapin, operated a shop in Hartford from 1784 until the 1830’s. During the 1790’s, Hartford was the leading furniture-producing center for the region, and Aaron Chapin’s work rivaled that of the New York makers. 27" tall, 31 1/2" diameter. SALE PRICE: $12,500
Step-back Cupboard, NH or MA, Last Quarter 18th Century
Pine with original dark green and red paint. Wonderful wear patterns to the painted surface. Open upper portion with three shelves surrounded by an applied picture frame molding with cock-beaded edge. Lower portion with raised panel doors. Rosehead nails on back. 41” wide x 19” deep x 81” tall. Price: On Request.
Heart Pine William & Mary Bible Box, Hudson River Valley, c. 1700
The bible box or chest was one of the earliest furniture forms made in America. It held special significance in the home and was usually kept in a prominent location. This rare example has a stepped thumb molded top, exposed dovetails, iron lock, cotter pin hinges, base molding and shoe feet. Red wash over heart pine wood. All original. 14" high, 23 1/4" wide, 11 5/8" deep. SALE PRICE: $2,600.
Queen Anne Highboy, North Shore Massachusetts, probably Essex, 18th Century
This nicely proportioned maple highboy has a rich warm patina and diminutive size. Circa 1750. Cabriole legs. Nicely shaped skirt with acorn drops. Deep amber, figured, mellow finish. Height - 67", Width - 34 1/2”, Depth - 18 1/2”. Price: On request.
Chippendale Maple Slant-Lid Desk, Connecticut, c. 1780
A classic example of a period slant-lid desk having four graduated drawers and straight bracket feet. Gallery features valenced pigeon holes above fitted drawers. Desirable 36” case. Replaced period-appropriate brasses. Retaining a fine old, dry brown surface and mellow patina. Width 36”, depth 17 1/2”, height 41”. Price: $5,800.
Gateleg Table, American, 18th Century
A nicely proportioned gateleg table, most likely from the Boston area. Well-turned base with old, later top. Single drawer. 27" high; the top is 43 1/2" x 44". SOLD
Sheraton Card Table, North Shore, MA or Portsmouth, NH, c. 1810
Sheraton card table with rounded corners, reeded legs, and ringed “feet”. Rosewood, holly and mahogany veneer. Mahogany with maple rail and pine frame. Old or original finish. Provenance: Peter Eaton. SOLD
Scallop-Top Candlestand, New Hampshire, Late 18th/Early 19th Century
Maple or birch top. Reverse curve tripod base supports turned baluster and urn pedestal. Slender slipper foot. Drop pendant on base. Price: $995. SALE PRICE: $750.
William & Mary Corner Chair, Connecticut c. 1740
Black painted maple and ash corner chair with turned posts and legs joined together by turned double stretchers. Rosehead nails. Old black surface over original salmon. Price: $1,400. SALE PRICE: $1,000.
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