A beautiful vintage Louis XVI style wardrobe, made in France during the 20th century. This wonderful case antique is composed of two separate compartments that can be outfitted to suit the users needs. There are a total of four shelves and a shelf with a hanging bar inside that can be positioned to one’s liking using the bracket clip and rail system present in both interiors. These interiors can be secured using the doors’ functioning locks. Two keys present. The armoire has beautifully fluted, turreted corners, and a shaped cornice that accentuate this design feature. The book matched panel doors are trimmed in brass and separated by a fixed fluted center stile. The body is lifted on four turned and fluted feet, capped in brass sabots.
This substantial corner buffet a deux corps was made in 19th century France from solid walnut. The top portion is crowned with a molded cornice over rounded double doors with shapely carved panels. Unlocking the solid doors reveals two fixed shelves. The bottom portion measures 41-⅝”H and houses a single fixed shelf in the same manner as the top. All four doors are fixed with a matching cast brass escutcheon and functioning lock- two keys are included. A scalloped apron nicely compliments the curvy paneling on each door. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the quality craftsmanship and current condition of this grand storage piece.
An impressive and substantial solid oak buffet a’ deux corps with Provincial charm from early 19th century France. This four door case antique is split into two bodies: a larger lower body and a smaller upper body. The upper is crowned with an impeccably carved cornice with accented, canted corners that fit the shaped body. Two doors can be used to access the upper interior. They are both hung on barrel hinges and contain functional locks. They conceal an interior outfitted with two fixed shelves that run the width of the upper body. Both the upper and lower bodies have exceptional carved panels that comprise the doors and large center stiles. The lower body has two separated interiors which are each equipped with a single fixed shelf. These too can be secured with their working locks. Four keys.
A Swedish Gustavian cabinet from the 19th century or earlier with its original vibrant paint, reeded doors, and an open shelf. The top portion is removable and features a sharply molded cornice atop a pair of double doors with reeded panels, unlocking to reveal three fixed inner shelves. One key is included. The central section showcases an open shelf with a carved accentuation, sitting above an additional pair of double doors. Showcasing a nicely distressed patina and resting on bracket feet, this Swedish Gustavian cabinet will make for a great addition to any living room, dining room or kitchen! Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look.
This striking little demilune chest features exceptional inlaid mahogany in varying varieties that have been thoughtfully book matched and placed about the chest to maximize the beauty expressed through its grain. Made in France in 1965, this vintage chest was created in the style of Louis XVI and underwent a refinishing in November of 2009. This restoration is documented in writing beneath the half moon piece of Breche d’Alep marble which tops the chest, along with the maker’s signature “Vecnissage par H.B.B Maco 1965”. Two shaped drawers are housed within the chest and bedecked with cast brass pulls and escutcheons. There are no keys present. Beautiful cast brass ormolu can also be found about the front feet, apron and flanking the bank of drawers.
Display your treasured objects in this beautiful early 20th century French Empire style mahogany vitrine. Beveled glass panels can be found in the case antique’s door and sides, allowing one to view the contents placed inside on its two glass shelves. A mirrored back gives the illusion of a completely transparent cabinet. The vitrine has recently undergone a refinishing, giving the antique a ‘like new’ appearance. The wonderful brass hardware found at the capital and base of the pilaster columns which flank the door has been polished to a brilliant luster – along with the sabots that cap the front feet. Inside, two additional finished mahogany lower shelves can be used to house objects out of sight. The door can be locked using the original brass palm motif key included.
A spectacular solid walnut armoire, made in France towards the beginning of the 19th Century. The large case antique is crowned with a Chapeau de la Champ style bonnet – named after the hats worn by French military field officers of the time. The armoire has canted corners to which long steel barrel hinges that support the massive doors are attached. These shaped panel doors close before a vast interior 58”W x 19-½”D, which is outfitted with three fixed shelves – one with two drawers – and adorned with beautiful, long pierced brass escutcheons. The walnut selected has beautiful expression, which has been thoughtfully matched and balanced in each hand-planed panel. The armoire has a body width of 60” and is lifted by exceptional turned feet. c.1830.
This petite mahogany bedside table was crafted in France during the 19th century. A breakfront pierced brass gallery surrounds the antique white marble top. The marble is in excellent condition. Three drawers with thumbnail molding are fixed with small brass pulls and easily open. Rectangular, tapered legs with brass sabots support the whole. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this wonderful little nightstand!
A sizable mid-century modern sideboard from France with a sleek, uncluttered design. Vibrant mahogany with classic mid century modern elements make this a versatile piece. A bank of four drawers provide plenty of organized storage- the top drawer features a custom removable felt utensil organizer. The doored storage areas on either side of the drawers each house a single removable shelf. Slim legs support the whole. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at this wonderful case piece. Circa 1960’s.
A handsome and impressive French commode from the 1780’s. Made of solid oak, this case piece is simply designed from the Louis XVI style. The drawers have intricately hand carved designs of birds and flowers with more recent drawer pulls. All joints are tightened and cleaned. The drawers function properly and slide with ease. There are no keys and locks are no longer in working condition. We have polished this antique with a French paste wax and cleaned the drawer interiors. Please be sure to look at the detailed images.
A massive French walnut Bibliotheque or bookcase from the 19th Century. The straight lines and vertical motif across the crown are classic decorations of the Louis XVI style. All three of the glass door fronts contain the original wavy glass, the four interior shelves are removable and adjustable within each column. Below the glass doors are three book slides, creating a flat surface for a book or to place a candlestick. When open, they add an extra 11” of depth and an extra layer to your interior. The base is made of simply paneled doors, perfect for enjoying the beauty of the walnut and for hidden storage. Behind the paneled doors is one removable and adjustable shelf. Complete with 4 keys, all locks in working order.
Wonderful, book matched burl walnut veneer draws the eye towards this luring Louis Philippe buffet. Made in France, circa 1880, the case antique is constructed with two drawers set above a singular interior cavity. The walnut top has rounded front corners that complement the shaped apron below. This apron houses the buffet’s two drawers – each appointed with brilliant brass ring pulls. Behind the beautiful burl doors exists an interior storage compartment outfitted with a single fixed shelf. The doors contain a working lock that will secure its contents. One key is present. A simple, linear design affords this French case antique a universal appeal that works well in so many interiors.
This wonderful Empire mahogany commode was created in 19th century France. Topped with a removable piece of black fossil granite with rounded front corners. The apron houses a hidden drawer without hardware, it opens easily with groves hidden on the underside of the drawer. Three lower drawers each feature a pair of highly decorative cast brass pulls with a beautiful floral motif and simple brass inset keyholes. No key is present for this piece. Recently cleaned and polished with French wax paste; the bookmatched mahogany veneer has gained a warm patina. There is some minor wear to the drawer edges, adding to its antique charm. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at this petite case piece.
This handsome vitrine was crafted in the style of Louis XVI in 19th century France. Patinated brass details throughout compliment the deeply toned mahogany. Original wavy glass doors are flanked by metal inset fluted columns that feature brass capitals and bases. The interior storage houses three adjustable shelves with sawtooth joinery. The lock is functional and includes a key. Elevated on turned feet inset with brass. Its petite size and uncluttered design makes it a versatile piece that will work beautifully in any living space. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this vitrines’ great condition!
A handsome solid rosewood bibliotheque, crafted in France circa 1890. Gorgeous arched doors with beveled glass and geometric carvings accentuate the display space at the top of this bookcase. Four adjustable shelves provide plenty of space for your prized art, books, or oddities. A working lock secures the heavy doors. Fluted and wonderfully carved column forms flank the doors. Below the doors, a single drawer is fixed with two decorative bail pulls and a functional lock. Turned, ball feet support the whole. Two keys are included. Cleaned and polished with French wax paste; a fantastic patina envelopes this case piece. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the quality craftsmanship and great condition of this bibliotheque!
This stunning vitrine is dripping with antique elegance and character! Made in the style of Louis XVI in France circa early 1900’s. The incredible bookmatched veneer has gained a vibrant patina over the last more than a century. Although petite, every inch of this display case piece has been thoughtfully constructed. The top of the piece showcases a combination of dark wood and fruitwood inlay and chamfered corners that continue down the body of the piece. Lustrous, wonderfully detailed ormolu adornes the cornice; classic egg and dart, whimsical acanthus vines, and organic floral twist. The large scrolling vine ormolu is inset into the wood on three sides and features a face surrounded by sun rays above the front doors. We love the flirty design around the wavy original glass and twisted acanthus ormoulo between the doors. The interior houses three adjustable shelves and provides the perfect way to display. Below the doors, a scalloped apron with a sizable piece of ormolu. Both of the sides are finished with fabulous inlay and bookmatching woodwork. The feet are fit with decorative brass sabots. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the great condition of the piece.
A statley 19th century mahogany secrétaire à abattant from France, circa 1810. This desk has an exceptional charcoal marble top resting above a single drawer disguised into the apron. Just below the top drawer, the front of the desk folds forward to reveal a work area inset with vibrant red leather detailed with gold tooling. The leather is in great antique condition making this a comfortable place to work. When open, you can see the theatre is equipped with five drawers and a large, arched top cubby flanked with column forms. With the desk down the maximum depth is 32”; the writing surface is 28-½” heigh. The desk front and lower doors each feature a decorative brass escutcheon depicting intersecting torches among floral garland forms; one key is included for all four functioning locks. A pair of simple, round brass pulls on each drawer allow easy access. This Empire-style secretary features eye-catching bookmatched mahogany and traditional Empire columns down each side with brass capitals and bases. There have been professional repairs made to the marble top which are nearly invisible to the eye, see detailed pictures for condition.
A fabulous rouge marble top is the perfect top for this stunning transitional French mahogany enfilade. The mahogany case antique has a unique style of its own: incorporating elements of both Louis XVI and Directoire styles. Three drawers can be found in the apron, all with brass bail handles. They are positioned above two interior cavities which vary in size: a smaller to the right and a larger to the left. Both are concealed behind lockable doors. Two keys are included for all three working locks. The smaller compartment has three adjustable shelves. The larger has two adjustable shelves. All drawers and panel doors are trimmed in brass. The drawers are separated by fluted pilasters that run to the case antique’s skirt. The entire enfilade is lifted by six finished, tapered legs which are capped in brass feet.
A fabulous French mahogany commode from 19th century France, circa 1840’s. The stunning gray and white marble top with rounded front corners is in good antique condition with few signs of wear. The apron houses a hidden drawer, free of hardware. Making up the body of the piece, three larger drawers have more recently been fixed with a pair of laurel wreath cast brass drop ring pulls for easy accessibility to the drawers. Cleaned with French wax paste and easy to open- all three drawers are inset with brass trim encircling the unadorned key-holes. Every drawer features a working lock; one key is included. The bookmatched drawer fronts showcase the unique grain patterns of the mahogany. Over 150 years of everyday use have left signs of wear of the facade, giving it a wonderful patina. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at this great case piece!
This handsome 19th century bibliotheque is the perfect combination of modern and antique! Designed with simplicity and function in mind, the cornice and paneling has minimal thumbnail carving. The richly patinated mahogany body compliments the worn brass mesh in the door panels and the cool tone of the recently painted interior. Four adjustable shelves with dovetail joinery are housed in the interior for plenty of storage space . One key is included for the doors’ functional lock. The whole is elevated on bun feet. Interior paint color is Farrow & Ball Mouse’s Back. Circa 1860. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look!
A fantastic antique wedding or hope chest – from Normandy, France – decorated with hand-painted floral details that grace every surface. One of this size and ornamentation most likely would have served as linen storage for a woman preparing for married life. Vibrant pink and cream painted tulips have aged marvelously over its first 240 years, and expresses the coffer’s age in a manner that you cannot only see, but feel as well. The minimal metal hardware has all been worked by hand. The rounded top provides a distinguished style that sets this exceptional coffer apart from any ordinary box,circa 1780. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the fine condition of this beautifully patinated coffer!
A handsome, slightly bowed front buffet from 19th century France! Made from beautiful solid oak that has been polished with French wax to revive the richness of the wood. The top is shaped according to the bowing of the front with squared off front corners. Two bowed doors with raised shaped panels unlock to reveal two adjustable shelves on the interior. Steel barrel hinges support the sizable doors. Below the doors, a nicely scalloped apron continues to escargot feet. A warm patina envelopes the whole. Great behind a sofa or in a dining room! Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.
A beautiful wardrobe, made in France at the turn of the 20th Century, in the style of Louis XVI. Painted in a neutral, taupe color, blue painted accents grace many trimmed surfaces and raised appliques. Intricately carved details have been incorporated into almost every facet of this painted case antique. The crown boasts egg and dart, carved tulip and sunflower motifs that are linked by arcaded beaded garlands. A long mirror – featuring its original beveled glass – has a shapley top and fronts a door that conceals a large storage cavity, equipped with four adjustable shelves. A decorative plaque can be found below showcasing a knotted ribbon and garland swag. This door can be secured thanks to a functional locking mechanism. To its right is a smaller, lockable compartment which is also outfitted with a single adjustable shelf. Its door has a beveled glass panel, with a shape matching the mirrored door, that is clear and currently outfitted with fabric curtains behind. Beneath is a large cubby set atop a bank of four narrow drawers. A wide, bottom drawer spans the width of the entire wardrobe and provides even more out-of-sight storage. This beautiful wardrobe is a wonderfully specialized antique that affords thoughtful storage and organization for all things needed when getting dressed and ready for the day. Two keys are included. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.
This impressive bibliotheque was made in 19th century France in the Napoleon III style. Stamped by P. Mazaroz. R, a prominent French cabinet maker and artist in the late 1800’s. Symmetrical carvings throughout the piece create an appealing balance. The beautiful glass doors provide a view of the interior, featuring four adjustable shelves, making this a perfect bookcase or display case. Below the main storage is a single drawer, fixed with unique tassel pulls and well carved panels. The whole is supported by bun feet. The body measures 55-⅛”W x 19-¾”. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the detail throughout.
This handsome corner cabinet from 19th century Sweden is constructed with a characteristic neoclassical shape. The worn light blue paint is original to the piece and gives it a wonderful patina. A nicely carved cornice tops the whole, with capital-like details and canted corners. Fluting details flank the sides and center of the cabinets on the top and bottom portions. Both sets of cabinets lock and have an interior latch to secure the doors. The top features the same worn blue paint on the interior and shelves. The topmost shelf is uniquely shaped and carved, possibly for the purpose of storing tall candles. A shapley opening graces the midsection and adds a nice amount of detail. The bottom houses a single shelf, providing even more storage. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at this special piece. When measuring your corner, each side of the cabinet is 37”D.
This charming mahogany demilune commode is made in the style of Louis XVI from 19th century France. The top is beautiful white marble with a pierced brass gallery. Three drawers with thumbnail carving are all fixed with brass pulls that feature floral petal details. Turned legs with brass sabot feet support the whole. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the condition.
Four total drawers compose this dignified Empirically-styled mahogany commode. This case piece is topped in black / charcoal-colored fossil marble that, along with the body, has patinated wonderfully over the decades. A hidden drawer, free of any hardware, resides in the commode’s apron. It features six premade sections, for not only a bit more storage, but nice organization as well. Iconic of the Empire style, two columns flank the bank of drawers, each having decorative brass capitals and bases. Cast brass ornamentation graces the commode’s pulls, incorporating a floral bouquet into their centers. Brass can also be found in the bird-head and overflowing floral basket escutcheons. There is no key needed or included with this piece. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look.
This solid oak armoire from 19th century France is substantial in size and full of hand-carved detail. A large cornice tops the piece above a carved diamond detail. The large doors feature shaped panels with beautiful carving and impressive linear escutcheon plates. Nearly the same height as the doors, massive steel barrel hinges support their weight with ease. The interior space is upholstered top to bottom in a timeless, white and pink worn floral fabric and trimmed with a soft pink ribbon. An adjustable shelf allows for some interior organization. The details of this armoire finish at the bottom with a scalloped apron. Make sure to view the detailed images.
A sleek and simple walnut corner cabinet that will add a bit more storage space without taking up too much of your room. Topped with beautiful marble, the body is curved at the front with a single locking door. One key is included and in working condition, opens to the interior with a single fixed shelf. The walnut has been polished to show off the unique grain pattern. The whole sits on a curved plinth base. Make sure to view the detailed images.
This two-door French Empire bibliotheque is framed on either side by columns that go all the way to the feet. The top and bottom of the columns are accented with brass. The top is decorated with minimal ormolu, adding just a touch of Empire-style detail. One key is included to open the locking and latching doors, fitted with new glass. Housing three shelves, the top two are removable and the third serves as the top for a pair of drawers. Invisible when the doors are closed, both drawers are fitted with beautiful brass pulls and provide for more organization within the piece. Made of strong mahogany in the 19th century, the wood has a fantastic patina. Make sure to view detailed images to get a better look.
This wall shelf is massive! Made of solid oak it has seven shelves for a ton of storage or display surface area. Standing at over 6 feet tall it’s a perfect piece if you’re looking for floor-to-ceiling shelves. The turned wooden supports in the front add just the right amount of detail for such a large piece. The height of the shelves gradually gets larger descending toward the bottom of the piece. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a better look.
This is a fine example of a French Louis XV style confiture, a single door cabinet used to store jams or other preserved foods. The whole is made of beautifully aged oak that’s been bleached to enrich the overall appearance. Three cut boards with thumbnail carving make up the top surface and are rounded at the front corners. A single drawer is featured at the top of the body with a splendid carved facade and original pierced brass pull. The shaped-panel door is neatly carved and fixed with its original brass escutcheon, opens to reveal two removable shelves. Below is a well carved skirt, finishing with escargot feet. Circa 1880.
This substantial piece was purchased from a corn merchant and once used for seed & corn storage. Constructed of sturdy pine and reinforced with metal at the joinery, the patina is outstanding. The wood is aged with a rich, worn finish to provide the perfect farmhouse look. It’s a primitive yet practical piece with plenty of space for storage. Would look great in a back entryway or mudroom. Circa 1880. Make sure to view detailed images
This functional piece was most likely used in a bakery in France but would be great in any kitchen or workspace. The counter is bolted together for additional reinforcement and features a convenient built in knife holder. The interior of the cabinet is divided into two compartments for storage and organization. Two removable shelves also act as breadboards. The hardware on this work counter is exceptional and in working condition. Circa 1900.
This is a lovely English 18th century mahogany chest with a bow front. It has a wonderful patina from years of loving care and use. The top sits over four drawers with two round brass pulls on each drawer. All sit atop four splayed legs. Circa 1790.
A playful twist on an antique pine chest of drawers. Recently painted black with a fish decoupage design. This chest will add a whimsical flair to any room in your house, especially a bedroom as there is plenty of storage inside its five drawers all with turned wooden knobs. All drawers are clean and in smooth, working order.
A playful twist on an antique pine chest of drawers. Recently painted black with a fish decoupage design. This chest will add a whimsical flair to any room in your house, especially a bedroom as there is plenty of storage inside its five drawers all with turned wooden knobs. All drawers are clean and in smooth, working order.
This beautiful French 19th century Empire commode is made of burl walnut veneer. The top is Saint-Anne marble and sits over a wide drawer hidden in the apron of the piece. There are three more drawers below with ornate pulls and escutcheons. A pair of columns sit on either side of the drawers. All sit on a thick plinth base with wide, raised feet. There is one key that works in the three locks. The patina of the wood is truly beautiful, be sure to scroll the detailed images.
This beautiful French 19th century buffet a deux corps is made of solid rosewood. It has a wonderful patina and amazing natural wood design on the bottom doors. Fluted columns with carving are on either side of these doors. The bottom half of the piece is 39-⅝”H. The inside depth is 16-⅝”. The top half of the piece is 46”H. There are two shelves faced with rosewood and the inside depth of 11-⅝” behind these glass doors. Columns are also on either side of these doors. The piece is topped off with a cornice. There is one key that operates the top and bottom locks.
Massive scale! This is an impressive French 17th century Louis XIII carved armoire. This solid oak armoire has a huge cornice and a pair of heavy gem cut and carved doors that conceal three shelves. Shelves are 22-⅛” deep. A large carved drawer sits across the bottom. All are supported by bun feet. The metal hardware matches the scale of the piece. This armoire has been cleaned and polished with a French paste wax.
A specialized cabinet made for keeping jams, jellies and marmalades, this 19th century French Louis XVI- style confiturier is ideally sized to meet a number of storage needs. The marble top sits on a multi-wood piece with one drawer and one door. It is accented with brass ormolu and brass pulls. All sit atop turned legs with brass capped feet. Inside the cabinet, you will find one fixed shelf. Please see detailed pictures for condition.
An absolutely stunning hand-carved, hand-pegged walnut armoire. A large Louis Philippe-style crown cornice sits just above a carved Directoire-style frieze. Two large, Louis XV-style shaped doors equipped with a working lock and latch are hung on barrel hinges. They are decorated with fabulously carved, shaped panels with a central fluted pilaster between. The interior is outfitted with four fixed shelves and measures 20-¼”D. The apron features a modest central circular cartouche with a floral center and a shaped edge with lines that continue onto the impressive escargot feet.
This 19th century, Anglo-Indian solid teak trunk with original iron bindings has aged beautifully. It has a striking patina with fantastic texture and grain. The hinged top has two forged iron hasps that would have been pinned close with an iron or steel pin. When open, a single chain holds the lid, preventing it from falling back. There is a single forged handle on either side of the box. This iron-bound box originates in the Northern Indian state Rajasthan.
This 18th Century, mixed wood French armoire is absolutely stunning. It is Gothic-style and features two tall, paneled doors on barrel hinges. One key operates the locking right door and acts as a pull. The left door latches from the inside to keep it in place when closed. This piece tells a story from inside the left door, as it has years of faded markings from growing children, some with dates and names. Just behind the doors are four fixed shelves. The crown and base of this armoire are oak while the body is fruitwood. The detail continues with three paneled sides, soft curved corners and two large bun feet on the front. Throughout its long life, the wood finish has acquired a patina that is simply amazing and has an undeniable antique quality. Impeccable craftsmanship and detail show with hand pegged joinery.
This 19th century, Anglo-Indian solid teak trunk with original iron bindings has been gently sandblasted to give a driftwood, time-worn appearance. It has a hinged top with two iron hasps that would have been pinned close with an iron or steel pin. The whole is raised on four square feet. This iron-bound box originates in the Northern Indian state Rajasthan, c. 1860.
This nice Louis Philippe-style pine enfilade with canted corners, c. 1870, features a beautiful patinated finish highlighting the rustic charm of this piece. The wood top sits above an apron with three drawers, each with a turned wood knob. The body of this enfilade has three doors closing a storage space with a single fixed shelf. The center door has a single key that works the latching mechanism and the two flanking doors have interior wood turn/toggle latches to keep them secure. The whole rests on a plinth base.
A lovely, English apprentice chest from the 18th century, c. 1780. This wonderful work is that of an apprentice that studied under a woodworker. In order to work for the woodworker, the apprentice would have to build a box, utilizing his best skills. The chest is oak and its hardware is brass. It has a unique crown-like trim around the top making this chest one-of-a-kind.
A gorgeous oak coffer or trunk from the 1700s, England. The front façade has three panels that have been meticulously carved into identical patterns with additional carvings at the base. The center panel has the initials ‘B.E.’ carved into the top, showing ownership. The lid is flat and sides are designed with a more simple, framed panel. This chest was used to store values and once had a working lock that is now missing.
A fantastic Provincial buffet – made of quarter sawn oak – from 1780s France. This beautiful solid oak case antique features exceptional decorative carvings, all done by hand, that are found on antiques dating to the countryside in this time period. Influenced by Louis XV, the design utilizes the sinuous lines found in that style, but lacks the asymmetry and grandiosity associated with LXV antiques. This tall buffet has three drawers that are set over two locking doors. The doors are hung on brass barrel hinges and have shaped brass escutcheons. The interior has a single fixed shelf. The rounded corners are bedecked with hand-carved details, along with the shapley skirt. The sinuous lines found along the skirt continue onto the short cabriole feet that lift the tall case antique.
French Fruitwood Parisian Regence Rustic Marble Top Commode, C. early 1700’s.
The shaped marble top over two small raised and recessed panel drawers above two long raised and recessed panel drawers. The shaped apron raised on rounded rectilinear uprights. The whole with cabochon and continuing “S” shaped molding. With beautiful color and excellent patina, brass foliate pulls and escutcheon plates.
A large pine shop counter, sourced from a store in France. The counter dates to 1870 and has had a long and lustrous career and is ready for retirement. The counter has clearly worn a few different coats of paint, with the most recent being a straw-colored yellow. Over time, these finishes have become worn, moreso in high-traffic areas, exposing the natural pine beneath. The countertop has a painted faux-marble top which has some losses. Behind the counter, you’ll find four drawers, the smallest having a working lock. One end of the counter has a hamper-style lid that can be lifted to access additional storage space. Today, the counter would make an exceptional bar for the style-conscious entertainer.
An exceptional Parisian commode, with painted finish, from 18th century, France. This four-drawer antique case piece features a shapely form and an outstandingly well-patinated finish. All drawers are equipped with large, decorative bronze pulls. The three keyholes are surrounded by asymmetrically formed bronze escutcheons. The top has been painted to resemble a darker gray marble and has aged marvelously with the rest of the finish. A shaped skirt completes this sinuously conceived commode. c.1780.
This remarkable French Provincial Louis XV-style walnut and marble-top enfilade, c. 1840, is quite deep, offering plenty of storage. The impressive grey-brown marble top, with white inclusions, has recently been repaired and shows some scratches. The three shaped-panel doors are deeply carved, mounted with hand-cut steel escutcheons and steel barrel hinges, and open to reveal a single fixed shelf. Below is a well-carved apron and block feet. Accompanied by two original steel keys.
This handsome Louis XIII-style armoire, c. 1820, is from France and features boldly-carved and beautifully grained oak with a deep and rich finish. The deeply-paneled doors bear hand-wrought steel barrel hinges and a single escutcheon, and open to reveal a single fixed lower shelf and ample space for a media center. At one point in this exuberant armoire’s 200-year lifetime, it survived a flood that is evidenced by a waterline 30″ above the bottom. There is very little difference in coloration, yet it could be start of many great conversations!
A fabulous 18th century French buffet constructed of brilliantly aged solid oak. Two drawers sporting their original pulls are separated from one another by a meticulously carved, radiating flower, and are separated from the doors they surmount by fluted carvings. The doors are decorated with foliate carvings found above their shaped panel fronts, are hung on barrel hinges, and retain their original cut steel escutcheons. The interior cavity houses a single fixed shelf to accommodate out of sight storage. The piece’s rounded corners have fluted carvings that terminate at its shaped front feet.
This exceptional oak confiturier is from France, c. 1880, and displays a beautiful, rich patina. It features a single “X”-carved drawer with an oblong steel pull over a like-carved locking door with hand-cut steel escutcheon and steel barrel hinges, and opens to reveal a single removable shelf. Storage pieces such as this confiturier were originally used to store jams and jellies, however, this cabinet would be very useful as a nightstand next to a tall bedstead. The original key is present.
A large three-tier server, made in France circa 1890. The server is demilune in shape, giving it a distinct, finished presence. The front has two breaks where expertly turned columns provide support for the two upper shelves. It has been constructed using a combination of quarter sawn oak and fruitwood, which have been formed into panels that create the buffet’s back. A demilune quarter sawn oak plinth base provides the foundation for this grand French server.
An English tea trolley of grand proportions! This 19th century mahogany antique is oversized, and therefore likely used in a hotel or commercial setting. The wood is stunning, with deep, rich color. The four upright supports have been turned and styled to give this otherwise linear piece some flair and ornamentation. The supports are capped with turned finials and sit on brass casters. c. 1870.
A stunning oak coffer from the early part of the 19th century, France. This wonderful trunk has a design reminiscent of Jacobean design, however is more recent. Beautiful moulded walnut trim frames the front and sides with other trim fashioned into geometric shapes. These lovely embellishments give this coffer a unique style that is all its own. It is lifted by four feet that have been styled in the same fashion as feet found on many Louis Philippe pieces. Patinated cut-steel escutcheons and drop bail handles can be found on the coffer’s front. The perfect blanket chest for the end of a bed. c.1830.
A gorgeous coffer or trunk from the late 1700s, England. The façade has four panels that have been meticulously carved into patterns of scrolls, hearts, leaves, and geometric shapes. The lid and sides are designed with more simple, framed panels. The interior is outfitted with a candle box for ease of access at sundown. The top has a working lock.