Antiques

Set of 8 Chippendale Chairs

A stunningly carved set of 8, mahogany, dining room chairs. Made in the style of Thomas Chippendale, these chairs have it all. First, the backs are finely carved with acanthus leaves and bell flowers.

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Pair of End Tables

An extremely rare, matched pair of Mahogany end tables.   

“Wow! Are you kidding? This is too good to be true!” are just a few of the words that pop in one’s mind upon seeing these tables for the first time.  Made out of solid mahogany, these tables are show stoppers. Overall, the tables are simply “sweet”. The barely twist legs with capital tops are stunning. The ovolo ends on the top of the table really set these tables apart.  Then, there is the mahogany. All of the sides feature beautifully figured mahogany. The tops do have some figuring but the ovolo corners steal the show when looking down. 

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Stick Barometer

Stick Barometer

A beautiful, mahogany stick barometer hand made by E. Marzoratti in Dundee. This great barometer has a lot to appreciate. First, look at the inlay and inset button on the original cistern cup at the bottom.

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Rare Chippendale One Drawer Table

Rare Chippendale Bedroom Table

This is a rare configuration for a one drawer table. In the 18th century, these tables were referred to as “bedroom tables”. They were multi-functional tables that were used anywhere in the house. While many were used by a single person to eat alone or to work on. They could easy be used as an “extra” piece. The drop leaf gave the table lots of versatility. This form is commonly associated with Scotland. (more…)

1910 Engraving of UNC

1910 Engraving of UNC

A wonderful engraving of the University of North Carolina. This piece was made by Richard Rummell (1848-1924). He was a well known artist and was commissioned to do some water color paintings of some of the most prestigious schools and colleges in American. Painted from a “bird’s eye view” it has often been speculated that he used a hot air balloon.  Furthermore, he would consult with the administration of each school and include future plans in his paintings. (Some of these “future” plans never happened!) From these water colors, copper plates were engaged and prints like this one were sold. There were a limited number originally printed.  Today, his prints are highly sought after by alumni and rarely come on the market. This particular piece is 3’ 6 ¾” wide and 31” tall. The interior area measures 29 ¼” wide and 17” tall. The frame is solid wood and the hand coloring really helps make the piece. Overall the piece looks amazing.

In 1940, Paul Victorius purchased the plates and re-struck them producing pieces like one sees here. This process was stopped around 1960 but was picked back up by John Warderman who struck prints up until 1981. This piece probably comes from the Warderman run. Each image is hand colored.

Photography note:

Due to the size, this piece was extremely difficult to photograph. Rest assured, it is in outstanding condition and is beautiful. The most accurate picture for color is the closeup of the center part of the image. The paper does not have a yellow tone to it.

Brass Dial Tall Case Clock

Brass Dial Tall Case Clock

A beautiful, mahogany tall case clock with its original brass works. This clock has so much going for it that it is difficult to know where to start.  First, standing 7’ 6” tall, it is a striking piece. Next, the eye is drawn up to the broken pediment on the bonnet with dental work.

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Rummell’s Engraving of UVA

Rummell’s Engraving of UVA

A fantastic engraving by Richard Rummell of the University of Virginia.  This piece was originally painted by Richard Rummell(1848-1924). He was a well-known artist and was commissions to do some water color paintings of some of the most prestigious schools and colleges in American.

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“Richmond and Vicinity”

“Richmond, VA and Its Vicinity” Engraving, Circa 1863

A pretty hand colored engraving of “Richmond VA and its Vicinity”. The image is 8″ wide by 6 3/4″ tall. The frame is 15″ wide by 13 1/4″ tall. It has been beautifully framed in acid free matting.

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