Eldred Wheeler tiger maple two-part slant-front desk on frame. Queen Anne style. It was made at his shop on 293 Winter Street, Hanover, Massachusetts. It measures 41 inches high x 24.75 inches wide x 16 inches deep; it is 30.5 inches high to the writing surface. A beautiful, well-executed piece of reproduction American colonial furniture by the Eldred Wheeler Company. Eldred Wheeler, no longer in business, reproduced the finest examples of period American furniture.
Champions Forever Signed Boxing Glove, 1989, featuring the signatures of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, and Ken Norton. Mounted in a custom glass case (case height 13 inches). Provenance: The glove was autographed by the five champions at an event for those who worked on the production of the movie Champions Forever, after which it was presented to a family member of the consignor. The invitation to the event and a plaque presented to the family member (Mitchell Calder Production Consultant March 1, 1989) are included.
Vintage Eldred Wheeler tiger and birdseye maple 2 piece 9 drawer chest on chest. Excellent condition. Measures 72 inches high, 37.5 inches wide at top molding, 35 inches wide and 17.5 inches deep at top section, 39 inches wide at feet, 37 inches wide at lower case and 19 inches deep. Strongly figured allover tiger maple boards with areas of birdseye maple. Eldred Wheeler is no long crafting fine colonial reproductions like this piece.
Set of six D. R. Dimes Windsor chairs in crackle black surface with turned legs. Four bow back side chairs and two fan back arm chairs. Excellent condition. The two arm chairs each measure 48 inches top of back, 27.5 inches top of arm, 28 inches across arms and 18.5 inches to top of seat, 17 inches deep. The side chairs each measure 38.5 inches top of back, 18.5 inches top of seat and 17.5 inches deep.
Rococo bombe-side fruitwood commode on charming hoof feet. Northern Italian, mid 18th century. Original hardware. Excellent original condition. Measures 47.5" wide x 20.75" deep x 39" high. Reference: The Encyclopedia of Furniture by Joseph Aronson, Crown, 1938; The Antiques Directory/Furniture by Judith & Martin Miller, Portland House, 1988; World Furniture by Helen Hayward et al, McGraw-Hill, 1965.