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Antique 19th century English Chinoiserie lacquered secretary. The original painted surface features traditional golden and iron red Chinoiserie figures and motifs on a wonderful blue green ground under a mellow waxed patina. Made circa 1850 to 1880. This antique two piece secretary measures 79.5 inches tall, 38.75 inches wide at the drawers, 40.75 inches wide at the base, 18 inches deep at base, and 7 inches deep on top. Double doors over drop front with full interior, over four graduated drawers ending in bulbous William and Mary style turnip feet. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
A fine quality burl walnut pedestal desk with inset leather top dating from the late 19th century. This fine quality walnut desk has a inverted molded breakfront top with two cross banded burl walnut panels flanking and central original leather insert. The top containing three frieze burl walnut herringbone cross banded fully oak lined drawers sitting above a pair of molded cornered pedestals each with three graduated burl walnut drawers and original brass fretted swans neck handles. This antique burl walnut desk is raised on carved ogee bracket feet and is freestanding with a veneered and polished back. Made by the famous cabinet makers Maple and Co retaining the original brass plate within the top drawer you do not get better quality than this. Having a lovely faded walnut color this fine desk has been fully restored and ready use. Knee height 24 1/2 inches - 62cm. Dimensions: Width: 56 1/2 inches - 144cm Height: 30 1/2 inches - 77.5cm Depth: 31 1/2 inches - 83cm Maple & Co Antique Furniture 1870 Ė 1950 Maple & Co was one the largest and most successful British furniture retailers and cabinet makers in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. They were well known for fine quality, craftsmanship and were specialists in copying old designs but bringing them up to date to the more modern trends. They produced many quality pieces of furniture in designs such as Hepplewhite and Chippendale. They were also very well known for their quality Arts & Crafts Furniture. Maple & Co was first established by John Maple, a shopkeeper, Surrey, who later opened a furniture shop in Tottenham Court Road but it was his son, John Maple, that turned Maples & Co into a huge success. With his skills in business, by the 1880s they were the largest furniture store in the world.
Louis XVI period flame mahogany bureau plat or writing desk, the upper case incorporating 4 fascia drawers, one with an original locked safe, on four squared legs ending in brass sabots, the writing surface and a side slide fitted with green tooled leather, all original keys included. France, c. 1790. Dimensions: 30" x 51 3/4" W x 26" D.
American black walnut two drawer library table or desk c1875. Measures 41.5 inches wide by 21 inches deep by 29.5 inches high. Excellent condition with recent hand rubbed finish. The two matching drawers feature fine large hand cut dovetails. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
A late 19th C. Swedish cream-painted and gilt pine slant-front secretary/desk in 2 parts; an upper bookcase cabinet with glazed doors, fitted with shelves; a mid-section fitted with drawers and cubbyholes; a 3-drawer lower cabinet, on fluted, tapering legs. Original brass hardware. Sweden c. 1890. 75.25 inches High x 46 inches Wide x 20 inches Deep (overall). Original painted surface.
Antique Arts and Crafts period bronzed cast iron bookends. This is a very heavy set of bookends made from solid cast iron with thick bronze plate. Both of these matching bookends feature a quote from Longfellow and an image of a Native American Indian. They each measure 6 inches high, 6 inches wide and 3 and one quarter inches deep. These bookends will securely hold heavy books without sliding or tipping over. They weigh 11.2 pounds! Circa 1900. This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For gallery hours, please visit http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Pair antique bronze Indian Chief bookends c1880. This pair is well cast with crisp detail and is quite heavy. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.
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French 2nd Empire mahogany pier table with bronze mounts
Antique French Empire style mahogany pier table with bronze mounts, circa 1900. Made from gorgeous, perfectly matched mahogany with heavy cast bronze mountings and a single drawer with large hand cut dovetails. Measures 43.5 inches wide, 21.5 inches deep, and 30 inches high, with a 23.65 knee cleara
Early American cherry paymasters desk c1830
Early American solid cherry paymasters desk circa 1830-40. Excellent condition. Made in 2 parts, the top is original to the base. The drop front writing surface conceals a fitted interior with multiple drawers and large slots for ledgers. There is a single hand cut and dovetailed drawer with sandwich glass knobs over four turned legs. Measures 61.5 inches tall, 33.5 inches wide, 19 inches deep at the base and 9.25 inches deep at top, and 30 inches high to the felt writing surface. Desks like this one were used on plantations and in country stores.
Early English oak tabletop paymasters desk dated 1740
Early English oak tabletop paymaster's desk. Lift top with six interior drawers, dovetailed sides and front, and delicious old waxed patina. Measures 22" X 24" X 12." If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Willaim IV mahogany writting table with leather top c1830
William IV mahogany writing table or desk with hand tooled leather top, wide dovetails on drawers and porcelain casters c1830. Measures 21.5 inches deep, 42 inches wide and 28.75 inches high. There is a 23 inch clearance under the top for ones legs.
Centennial period Federal style mahogany secretary c1875
American Centennial period Federal style mahogany secretary circa 1875. Superb condition. Made in two parts from perfectly matched mahogany and inlaid with boxwood. Spade feet. The top section is 33 inches high to the finial and the bottom section is 40.5 inches high. The total height is 73.5 inches. It is 29.75 inches wide, 16 inches deep, and 30 inches high to the writing surface, which is 21.75 inches deep when open. The lid measures 12 inches when closed. There are eight interior drawers, one door and several ledger compartments. The bottom has three serpentine drawers over three smaller serpentine drawers. All the drawers were made with hand cut dovetails. This is a very rare diminutive size, and the only one we have ever been lucky enough to acquire.
American country Chippendale slant front tiger maple desk
Antique American country New England Chippendale style slant front tiger maple desk, with bracket base and solid bat wing brass hardware, bench made during late 19th century. This desk was made by a master craftsman from early boards and solid tiger maple boards, to look exactly like an original period American Chippendale desk from 1775. Measures 36 inches wide by 41 inches high and 18 inches deep. There are four graduated bottom drawers and a full interior with three secret compartments. The drawer sides are hand dovetailed, made from solid American chestnut. Excellent condition with a deep rich old patina. This is tiger maple at its best, in a desk of rare size and desirable form.
Napoleon III black lacquered ladies writing desk with gilt c1870
A Napoleon III black lacquered ladies writing desk with gilt edge decoration, the upper case with 3 facia drawers (key operated), on four turned, tapering legs, the top fitted with a slotted letter holder, flanked by 4 incidentals drawers with brass knobs. France c. 1870. Dimensions: 34 1/2" H x 36" W x 21" D
Art Deco macassar kidney shape desk
Very fine Art Deco period macassar wood kidney shape desk with original leather top and hardware. Made in Austria circa 1920-25. Measures 73 inches wide, 29.25 inches deep at center, 32 inches deep at each side, and 31 inches high. Three drawers over two doors with open shelves on both sides and back. The back also has a door concealing extra storage. An exceptionally beautiful and functional desk. Purchased from Karl Kemp Antiques, NYC, in 2001.
J B Van Sciver Co oak library desk c1900
J B Van Sciver Co Camden NJ oak library desk c1900. This desk was made from solid quarter sawn tiger oak and retains its original finish. Measures 60 inches wide by 32 inches deep and 29 inches high.. The original label is in the top right drawer. Excellent condition with a few use marks in the top finish. This piece is on display in our gallery at Clock Tower Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 824 E Main Street, Branford, CT. 06405. For gallery hours, please visit http://www.ClockTowerAntiquesCenter.com
Centennial Chippendale style desk and chair c1875
Centennial Chippendale style mahogany drop front desk and matching chair c1875. This is a true matched set. The chair measures 37.5 inches to the top of its back, 18 inches to the top of its seat, 20 inches across at its knees and 15 inches deep. The desk measures 44.75 inches to the top of its brass gallery, 28.5 inches to the top of its writing surface, 18 inches deep and 30.5 inches wide. Superb shell dish carved lid and ball and claw feet. Excellent original condition including its finish, lock and key. This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Anglo Indian Bombay hand carved rosewood desk chair c1860
Anglo-Indian Western India hand carved rosewood desk chair from Bombay India circa 1860-1870. Fine hand carved detail in an all over design on the back and base. Measures 47.5 inches to top of its back 17.5 inches deep, 21 inches wide at the fronts widest point, 15.5 inches wide at back and 18 inches to the its seat. Excellent condition, original finish. See Furniture from British India and Ceylon by Aminb Jaffer for pieces of similar quality.
Victorian walnut cylinder desk c1880 CT Governor Henry Roberts
This rare Victorian walnut cylinder desk c1885 belonged to Connecticut Governor Henry Roberts B 1853 D 1929. Roberts became alderman of Hartford, Connecticut in 1897. He became a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1899. He held that position till 1901. He also was a member of the Connecticut State Senate from 1901 to 1902. He became lieutenant governor of Connecticut in 1903. He held that position till 1905. He became the 44th Governor of Connecticut on January 4, 1905. Provenance supplied to buyer.This desk measures 36 inches wide, 76 inches to top of back, 30 inches to the writing surface and 22.5 inches deep. All original including finish. Even the felt writing surface that retains its surface marks and stains from the Governors constant use is original. This desk has the best interior we ever seen in a cylinder desk from this period. It has birdseye maple drawer fronts surrounded by rosewood with rosewood drawer knobs. Fine hand cut dovetailed drawers and frame joints. This stunning piece of American Victorian furniture was with out a doubt a special order, made by one of the important New York cabinet makers on Broad Street.
English burl elm Chippendale flat top desk c1780
Rare English burl wood veneered flat top Chippendale desk c1780. All original hardware and structure with later professional hand rubbed finish. The two drawer faces drop down and the drawers slide out slide out flat, similar to the drawers in a linen press. Each measures 26.5 by 19 inches. The center bottom has double doors that open for added storage. The entire top, sides and front are all covered in the finest book matched burr elm veneers framed in banded inlay. The back is finished in raised panels, allowing the desk to be placed in the center of a room. Lovely bracket base. This fine period desk measures 60 inches wide by 24.5 inches deep by 29.5 inches high.
Sven Madsen Mid Century Modern Danish rosewood desk c1958
Scandinavian RARE Mid Century Modern Danish rosewood palisander freestanding writing desk model 200 c1958. Designer Svend Madsen Maker Sigurd Hamsen Mobelfabrik.Stamped Made in Demark S H Designed Archictect Svend & Madsen. Measures 39.5 inches wide by 27.5 inches deep and 28.5 inches to its writing surfaceIf you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com.
Period Louis XV ladies slant front walnut desk c1760
Period Louis XV slant front walnut desk c1760. Measures 35 inches wide by 39 inches high by 19 inches deep. 29.5 inches to the writing surface. Original hardware and leather writing surface. Beautifully stepped and compartmented interior.
Penn country walnut slant lid plantation desk c1840
Penn country walnut slant lid plantation desk c1840 with drawer. The inside has 9 original drawers each with its original ivory inset key excutcheon. The desk measures 41inches wide, 21 inches deep 43 inche to the top and 46 inches to the top of its back splash. The drawer is 5 inches high.
Renaissance style continental walnut library table 1800 to 1850
Renaissance style continental walnut library table, trestle base, parquet veneer top with edge molding, triple columns to stretcher, heavily carved with scrolls and masks, circa 1800-1850, 64" W x 36" D x 31" H Estate condition with some old repairs. Excellent carving and construction. Veneer top solid carved walnut base.
Hand made American cherry Country Chippendale secretary desk c1980
Hand made American furniture New England style solid cherry Country Chippendale drop front secretary desk c1980. This secretary was made in the 18th century style. Hand planed solid cherry boards, raised panels, dovetailed drawers, bracket feet. Made in two parts with a full interior under the drop front lid. Measures 90 and one half inches tall, 40 and one half inches wide across its top doors and 42 and one half inches wide at its base. It is 22 inches deep and 31 and one half inches to the top of the writing surface. This piece was so well made one would think it to be an original 1780 desk.
Vintage Beacon Hill butlers secretary in mahogany c1930
Vintage Beacon Hill Chippendale style 2 piece butlers secretary in mahogany c1930. Excellent original condition with leather writing surface. Measures 65 and one half inches wide by 78 and three quarter inches high and 14 and one half inches deep, and 28 inches to the leather writing surface The four divided light glass doors open adjustable shelves. Four bottom drawers flanked by two door compartments. Banded inlay all over. Excellent condition.
18th to early 19thc tall French drop front secretary desk
Tall 18th early 19th century French whitewashed secretary with red interior Measures 80" H X 56" W X 26" D. The condition of this secretary is quite good it just needs a new leather writing surface to match your decor. The original drop lid has a later set of brass hinges.
17th century Spanish ball foot walnut library table c1680
17th century walnut library table. Three drawers and single board top. Height 33 inches, width 66.25 inches, depth 26 inches. Superb patina. Excellent original condition, with the exception of two ball feet that were replaced many years ago.
English Bamboo and Lacquer Standing Desk c1880
An unusual English bamboo frame standing desk or podium with faux tortoise finish, outfitted with Japanned lacquered panels. A lift top writing board opens to a storage compartment. C1870. Measures 47 inches h x 27.25 inches w x 21.75 inches d
Georgian Style mahogany Pedestal Desk 1880
An English Georgian style mahogany double pedestal desk with green leather top, gold-edge embossed; recessed side panels and knee hole, 9 full drawers with button and bail brass pulls. A handsome, moderate-size desk, finished all around. 30 inches high x 57 inches wide x 33 inches deep. Excellent condition. Made from beautiful matched mahogany.
English George III butlers secretary bookcase cylinder desk c1790
English George III butler's secretary bookcase cylinder desk c1790 to 1810. This Georgian secretary measures 70 inches wide, 22 inches deep and 95 and three quarter inches high. The piece was made in multiple sections. There is a center cylinder desk, two banks with doors, three tops with divided light glass doors and three cornices. The cylinder opens to reveal an adjustable writing surface. This writing surface can slide back to reveal an area for paper storage. The small interior drawers are each made with fine hand cut dovetails and retain their original ivory knobs. The brass drawer pulls are original as well. This is a very rare piece of period English Georgian furniture in pristine condition. There is one cracked glass and the writing surface leather is missing and should be replaced. Just in from an important CT estate. "English George III Secretary"
Pair custom made 20th century walnut console tables
Pair custom made 20th century walnut console tables. Each of these two matching hand made tables measures 44 inches wide by 30 inches high and 20 inches deep. They each the same front and back so they could be used in the middle of a room.
American Victorian black walnut Davenport desk c1880
American Victorian black walnut Davenport desk c1880. This Davenport desk is unusual because of its small size and curved front leg. It measures 20 inches wide, 21 and one half inches to the writing surface, 41 inches high to the crest, 18 inches deep and 20 inches wide. All original including the finish. Burl walnut accents, hand cut dovetailed drawer, and lift top with compartmented interior. Attributed to Brooks in New York.
American Victorian black walnut upholstered arm chair c1875
American Victorian black walnut upholstered arm chair c1875 with burl walnut accents.This chair would make a handsome desk chair. Measures 41 and one half inches to the top of its back, 25 inches wide, 23 inches deep and 19 and one half inches to the top of its upholstered seat. Excellent condition with original finish. This chair was most probably made by Brooks in New York. They made some of the finest Victorian walnut furniture during this period.
Continental trestle base library table or desk c1900
Continental trestle base library table c1900. Made from fruitwood with a mahogany veneer top. This stately library table retains its original finish. Measures 77 inches long by 30 inches deep and 30 inches high. Two drawers. This table word perfectly as either a desk, server or conference table.
Georgian knife box with shell inlaid lid serpentine front c1790
Georgian period mahogany and satinwood knife box with panelled serpentine front c1790. This knife box was converted to a letter box many years ago, as so many were. It measures 15 and one half inches high, 12 inches deep and 9 inches wide. Decorative features include line inlay and conch shell inlay on the beaded lid, and a secret back drawer. Beautiful patina.
Mahogany demi lune writing desk with drop leaves c1940
Vintage writing desk with two drop leaves, each 13 and one half inches.l This American Sheraton style desk is made from mahogany and has a demi lune shape. It measures 60 and one half inches wide by 27 to 40 inches deep and 32 and one half inches high. There is a large center drawer and two drawer compartments that swing out to hold the two drop leaves. When the leaves are up, the desk assumes a crescent shape. The center has an insert that can be removed or added.
English two drawer library table with brass rail c1860
English two drawer library table with brass rail c1860. The table has its original finish and leather top. Twist leg base and side supports. Measures 21 inches deep, 42 inches wide and 29 inches to the writing surface.
Sheraton mahogany butlers secretary c1825
Sheraton mahogany butlers secretary c1825. This American Federal secretary has a tambour front top section and a drop front writing surface with drawers on the bottom. It has lost some height over the years. It measures 39 inches wide, 49 and one half inches high, 32 inches to the writing surface and 20 inches deep. Lovely full fitted interior with small drawers. The drawer fronts have mahogany banding all around their fronts. Lovely old deep rich patina.
English Mahogany and brass laptop desk c1800
English Mahogany and brass lap top desk c1800. We were told by the estate that this antique laptop desk had belonged to Lord Pentland. It is without a doubt the best laptop desk we have had. The box is made from the finest matching mahogany with inset brass braces all around its sides, middle, and top. The desk opens to a tapered, hand tooled leather writing surface. Inside there are compartments for pens, pencils, and an ink well. When we removed the tray, we suspected that the box had a secret compartment. After several hours, we located a tiny slot that, when a pen knife is inserted into it, releases a solid mahogany board concealing three fine small drawers just underneath the inkwell and pencil holder. It is nearly impossible to detect. The box is in excellent condition with original key. Measures 16 inches wide by 10 inches deep and 6 inches high. Opens to 20 inches.
English Georgian flat top desk with leather top c1820 to 1840
English Georgian flat top desk with leather top c1820 to 1840. This English Georgian desk separates into three pieces. The top and two side banks. Each bank has drawers made with fine hand cut dovetails and sliding brass side locks. Measures 52 and one half inches wide, 28 and one half inches deep, and 29 and one half inches high. The inside the two banks where the desk chair would be place measures 24 inches wide. Made from beautiful matched mahogany. Great original condition.
Mahogany Georgian style flat top desk circa 1840 to 1860
Mahogany Georgian style flat top desk circa 1840 to 1860, green leather surface, 3 drawers over 2 banks of 3 drawers, 47 and one half inches wide by 25 inches deep by 28 and one half inches high. All original including finish and leather top.
English mahogany architects desk c1790
Early English mahogany architect's desk, circa 1790. Early desks designed for architects are quite rare. The top adjusts in two directions. The drawer opens and has a writing surface that can slide back revealing compartments for drafting tools. There is also a box that swings in and out of the drawer. Original hardware. Some old minor old repairs. Measures 30 inches high, 23 and one half inches deep and 33 and one half inches wide.
Period American Sheraton Fancy side chair with inlay c1835
Period American Sheraton Fancy side chair with inlay c1835. This chair is made form the finest matching mahogany. The back sides and front are line inlaid with boxwood. The the back splash has a decorative brass medallion inserted in its center. Measures 33 inches high to top of back, 16 inches deep, 18 and one half inches wide and 18 and three quarter inches to top of seat. Excellent condition. This piece of American Federal furniture would make the perfect desk chair.
Early French provincial walnut tray top desk table c1760
Early French provincial walnut writing table, circa 1760. Scallop edged gallery top around 3 sides, cabriole legs, 28 inches wide by 20 inches deep by 28 and one half inches high. There are two drawers, one on each side. One drawer is compartmented for inkwells, paper, and pens. Wonderful old rich patina.
American Federal sofa table Philadelphia c1820
American Federal sofa table, Philadelphia c1820. This sofa table has two beautiful 19 inch wide solid mahogany boards on its top. The table measures 28 and one quarter inches high, 38 inches wide with leaves down, and 28 inches deep. The two leaves each measure 11 and one half inches. When the leaves are up the table measures 60 inches wide. Old rich original finish with some use marks which are expected on a period table. The legs are inlaid with ebony and the casters are solid brass. Each drawer with wonderful fine hand cut dovetails.
Centennial mahogany Chippendale style partners desk c1875
Centennial mahogany Chippendale style partners desk c1875. This partners desk has drawers on one side and faux drawers on the other. Each of the five drawers has large hand cut dovetails. The entire desk was made from beautiful solid mahogany. The gadrooned edge is hand cut not applied. The four legs have carved knees ending in well executed carved ball and claw feet. This is just a stunning desk in excellent condition. Measures 54 inches wide by 32 inches deep and 30 inches high. The inside are where the desk chair would fit is 20 inches wide by 22 and one half inches off the floor.
Period English Georgian butlers secretary c 1820
Period English Georgian two part butlers secretary c 1820 with pierce cut pediment. This is one of the best English secretaries we have had in years. Measures 49 and one half inches wide, 81 and three quarter inches high. The middle section of the top is 12 inches deep and the two sides are 10 inches deep. It is 33 inches to the writing surface which slides back to reveal four secret drawers. Excellent hand cut dovetails. Divided light doors. The owner had tiny lights put inside to light up the interior wall paper.
Mid Century Modern rosewood waste paper basket P S Heggen
Mid Century Modern rosewood waste paper basket signed by the designer P.S Heggen Manufacturer P.S period: Norway 1960 1969. Excellent original condition. Measures 17 and one half inches high by 15 and one half inches wide and 9 inches deep. Very well made. The sides are mortised into the solid rosewood handles. This is must for the person that has everything.
Reproduction Sack back Country Windsor Arm chair
Superb hand made reproduction of an early Sack back Windsor Arm chair. This is a finely executed exact copy of a period American country Sack back Windsor chair c1786 to 1790. Unsigned. The painted finish duplicates the original example, worn and crackled. Excellent condition. C1960. Measures 41 inches to the top of its bow back, 18 inches to top of seat, 16 inches deep and 25 inches wide. This item is on display in our gallery at Clock Tower Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 824 E Main Street Branford,CT 06405. For hours of operation visit: http://www.ClockTowerAntiquesCenter.com
Italian Varqueno in the 17th century style drop front desk
Italian Varqueno in the 17th century style featuring an impressive under carriage of carved, fluted supports and pierced metal work. The cabinet section contains drawers and alcove display spaces. The drop front becomes a writing surface when open. When closed, it displays massive ornamental hardware. 58" high x 42" wide x 40" deep
Gorham gilt brass and silver ink well c1845
Important gilt cast brass, coin silver, and cut glass platform ink well made by Jabez Gorham & Son of Providence, Rhode Island. Stamped J G & Son 109. Jabez Gorham was the founder of the Gorham Silver Company. This mark was used in 1841, when his son John joined the firm, until 1850. The inkwell features a silver full body stag atop the lid. The footed stand features gold plated scrollwork inset with 4 silver repousse panels depicting ducks, partridges, hares, and deer. Inkwell measures 6 and one half inches high by 3 and one half inches in diameter. Stand measures 12 inches square by 2 inches high. To read more about the history of the Gorham Company, please go to: http://www.ascasonline.org/articolo12.html
Jens Risom Modern movement office flat top desk c1960
Jens Risom Modern design office desk in teak c1960. This flat top desk was made from solid teak and teak veneers and is finished on both sides so it could be used in the middle of a room. Measures 72 inches long by 36 inches deep and 30 inches high. Original finish with some surface use marks. "Jens Risomís career has spanned nearly sixty years. He began his study of design in the Copenhagen workshop of Kaare Klint in 1935 and joined Ernst Kuhnís architectural office in 1938, where he designed furniture and interiors. In 1939, Risom emigrated to the U.S. and in 1941 designed the first chair manufactured by Knoll. Risom continued to create simple, well-crafted modern furniture with Knoll and George Jensen, but established his own design studio, Jens Risom Design, in 1946. The studio was acquired by Dictaphone in 1970 and in 1973, Risom became chief executive of Design Control, a Connecticut based design consultancy" This biography information was taken from http://www.dwr.com/designers/?designer_id=290
American Sheraton mahogany writing table desk c1820
Antique American Sheraton mahogany writing table desk c1820. This period Federal furniture desk is the perfect size, measuring 36 inches wide by 19 and one half inches deep, 32 inches to the writing surface and 40 inches to the top of the back splash. The top back splash and the single drawer are put together with large hand cut dovetails. There are two old cracks in the top wide board which is typical of writing desks from this period. (we show them in one of the pictures provided) The legs are thin and graceful just they way we like to see country Sheraton furniture. There are five compartments for letters, each measuring 6 and three quarters wide.
English leather and mahogany desk arm chair c1820
English leather and mahogany desk arm chair c1820. This is a period Georgian leather chair in solid mahogany. The leather is in excellent condition and so is the chair. This antique desk or side chair is quite comfortable and strong. There are some wear marks on the back side of the leg that prove its age. The over all measurements of this chair are 25 inches wide by 20 inches deep, 34 and one half to the top of the back and 27 inches to the top of the arms.
English Chinese Chippendale drop front desk c1840 to 1860
Antique English Chinese Chippendale drop front desk c1840 to 1860. This drop front Chippendale writing desk measures 39 inches wide, 22 inches deep, 32 inches to the writing surface and 43 and one half inches high. The inside writing surface is 22 inches when the 14 and one half inch lid is down. There are six small drawers along with one large drawer across the top. There is also a interior compartment with door that opens to reveal a small drawer, storage and a secret drawer. Made from fine rich mahogany. This desk comes apart in two pieces. A top with the drop lid and the bottom with two drawers on four legs ending in hand carved ball and claw feet. Condition. There are some minor old repairs to the case here and there and the drop lid has a slight warp, which is to expected from a piece from this time period. All the drawers work fine and the leather is in excellent condition. Original old waxed finish.
United Firemens Insurance Company Philadelphia plaque c1860
United Firemens Insurance Company Philadelphia plaque c1860. See Footprints of Assurance by Alwin E. Bulau page 89 number 315 to see and example of this Fire Plaque. 11 and one half inches by 9 inches with raised U F and a old model steam fire engine in high relief, beveled edge. The wheels have eight spokes and the policy number 7401 was issued on July 8 1875. Three nail holes. Some traces of the old paint are still on the surface.
Antique camphorwood Captains desk c1820 to 1840
Antique Camphorwood Maritime Lap Roll Top Desk circa 1820 to 1840 Antique Nautical Camphor Wood Lap Roll Top Desk with original brass hardware. The inset brass Plate on top has never been monogrammed. This antique lap desk measures 19 and one half inches wide is 18 inches deep and measures 10 and one quarter inches high at the highest point. The desk sits in a later handmade stand so it can be used as a regular standing desk. With the stand the desk measures 36 inches high to the back and 28 and one half inches to the writing surface when open. The lid measures 10 and one half inches but opens to a 18 inch writing surface.Original felt surface. When the drawer is pulled open it unrolls the roll top to expose a storage box which lifts up and locks in place with a wooden locking system. Be sure to click all thumbnail images to view this item in more detail. See Nautical Antiques by Robert W. D. Ball page 176 for a similar example.
Biedermeier satin and ebony drop front desk c1825
This period, drop front, Biedermeier desk is made of satin wood and ebony wood. The interior is fully compartmented, drawers are joined with the finest hand cut dovetails. Biedermeier is a style of furniture that developed in Germany during the first part of the 19th century; modeled after the French Empire style. Excellent original condition with working key. Measures 40 inches high at the center of its crest and 59 and one half inches to the top of each side; 40 inches wide; and 18 inches deep. The doors are 20 inches high and open up to 33 and one half inches wide. Just in from an Essex, CT, estate. The chair in the photographs was used to show scale - it is not included with the desk.
Antique oak Sea Captains table top desk c1875
Antique oak Sea Captains table top slant front desk c1875. This Sea Captains portable desk organizer has multiple compartments, a bottom drawer for paper, pen holder,two ink wells, a milk glass removable writing tablet and a date calendar. The front opens to expose two doors which lock and cover the interior. Excellent original condition.. There are some of the date papers missing and a few cracks in the original milk glass writing tablet. Measures 15 inches wide,11 inches deep and 12 inches high. When open it measures 30 inches wide.
Antique English Yew wood arm chair c1790
Antique English Yew wood arm chair c1790. This chair was made from solid Yew wood. Yew wood is strong and one of the most beautiful woods. This chair has a high back, cut out center splat and large bulbous turnings to its legs. Excellent condition. A very comfortable chair for anyone to sit in for long periods of time. Measures 45 and one half inches high to the top of its back,17 and one half inches to the top of its seat, 27 and one half inches to the top of its arms, 22 inches deep and 25 inches to the outside of its arms.
Antique Mahogany English Writing Table
Antique Mahogany English Writing Table. The top of this "antique writing table" measures 14 and five eighths inches front to back and is 19 and three quarters inches wide, and also stands 26 and three quarters inches tall to the desk top. This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For gallery hours, please visit http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
J J Meeks American Empire Secretary Desk NY c 1836
RARE Period antique Meeks Furniture Makers NY Secretary desk 1836 to 1859. This Secretary is unsigned but we know from similar examples that Meeks made this masterpiece. All the veneers are book matched and the book matching runs up and down the front of this secretary desk. The condition including the finish is all original. We just had a professional rub out and wax the finish. This two piece Secretary desk measures 87 inches high, 47 inches wide,24 and three quarter inches deep at the base and 13 and one half at the top. See Masterpieces of American Furniture from the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute to read more about the importance of the Meeks Furniture company page 97. Put the this url in your browser bar to read more about Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Utica, NY http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/1aa/1aa406.htm
Regency slant front desk with satin wood inlay c1820
English Regency slant front desk with satin wood inlay. This period English Regency spade foot desk dates from 1820 and is in excellent original condition.This rare antique English desk has a wonderful fitted interior with drawers and pull outs,each with satinwood inlay. The desk measures 30 inches wide by 16 and one half inches deep and 39 and one half inches high. It is 28 and one half inches to the writing surface. The lid is 14 inches high and when lowered it creates a total writing surface of 21 inches deep. The two bottom drawers each measure 11 and three quarter inches by 3 and one quarter inches.The superb inlay is the work of a master craftsman.
Ralph Lauren Mahogany campaign desk
Ralph Lauren furniture,Ralph Lauren Mahogany campaign desk. This beautiful brass mounted mahogany desk was fashioned after the British campaign furniture made from 1740 to 1914. See "British Campaign Furniture Elegance under Canvas 1740-1914" by Nicholas A. Brawer to see similar furniture styles and to read more about the movement. This desk retains the solid brass Ralph Lauren seals. The top section is easily removed so the base can be used by itself. The desk measures 36 and one half inches high, 42 and one quarter inches wide, and 29 inches deep. When the secretary section is removed, the desk measures 31 inches to the top of its gallery, and 27 inches to the writing surface. The hand tooled leather top measures 14 and one half inches deep. All the drawers are dovetailed and the base has a tubular solid brass stretcher connecting the X- legs,brass handles and feet caps. Ralph Lauren introduced his furniture line in the early 1980's. Similar but less detailed Ralph Lauren desks today retail for $12,000.00 and up.
R J Horner ladys inlaid drop front desk
R J Horner ladys inlaid drop front desk. This "RJ Horner" ladys desk is in excellent original condition. The lid is inlaid with ivory,brass and satin wood. The desk is made from solid mahogany. This is one of the finest examples of R J Horners work. The drawers are all solid mahogany and made with large hand cut dovetails. The little interior drawers are hand dovetailed as well. Measures 41 inches high by 28 and one half inches wide and 17 inches deep. It is 28 and one half inches to the top of the writing surface when the lid is down. The original label is on the reverse which says R J Horner Furniture Makers 61,62,63, West 23rd Street NY. The condition is excellent with the exception of the original leather on the writing surface. This is well worn. We did not want to replace this because it has a wonderful old original look that many of our clients like but it could be replace very inexpensively if a buyer wants a fresh new leather look.
Antique French marquetry fruitwood lapdesk
Antique French marquetry fruitwood lapdesk. This "lapdesk" is French c1875. Made from fruitwood with a truly beautiful marquetry design. This lap desk also has a hand painted floral center medallion with a brass ormolu frame. The interior is fitted and covered in rosewood veneer. There are two cut glass inkwells with their original brass covers. There are also two small drawers that can only be seen when the inside lid is opened. This fine French lap desk measures 13 and one half inches wide by 11 inches deep when closed and 17 and one half inches deep when open. There is some minor veneer missing inside and one of the brass trim pieces on the bottom front is missing which is hard to notice.
American Brace back Fan Back Windsor chair
American Brace back Fan Back Windsor chair c1765 to 1780. Lovely period American "Fan Back Windsor Chair" in maple and hickory. Excellent original condition with saddle seat and grand turnings. This Fan Back most probably was made in Rhode Island. Measures 36 and one half inches to the top of the back,17 and three eighths inches to the seat. This a very comfortable chair. See The Windsor Style in America Volumes 1 and 11 by Charles Santore for similar examples of American Fan Back Windsor Chairs
Antique Sypher Co Chippendale Style Desk Drop Front Mahogany
RARE Antique Chippendale Style Drop Front Mahogany Desk. This antique desk measures 27 inches wide, 39 inches high to the top, 29 inches to the desk top writing surface, the lid is 12 and one half inches deep, when open, writing surface is 21 and one half inches. There are four 2 inches by 8 and one quarter inch drawers. The interior compartment has a hidden drawer. There are 4 graduated drawers that measures 6 and one half inches, 5 and one half inches, 4 and one half inches and 3 and one half inches. Hand carved solid mahogany. Sypher made exactly copies of period 18th century furniture for the rich and famous at that time. See Americans and the Aesthetic Movement Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition catalog Oct 1986 to 1887 page 116 for information on the company. The Sypher store was established in 1867. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has two examples of Sypher furniture in its permanent collection of American furniture. Excellent condition including its original finish and labels.
Centennial Drop Front Chippendale desk
Centennial Drop Front Chippendale desk. This "Centennial furniture" drop front "Chippendale desk" dates from 1875 to 1885 and is made from fine solid mahogany. This serpentine front Chippendale style desk was hand made from old would to look like a true 18th century American Chippendale desk..The full interior is as good as it gets being fully compartmented. The center shell carved door opens to reveal two drawers. There is a secret compartment behind these two drawers which we show in one the photographs provided. This beautiful desk measures 40 and one quarter inches wide by 23 inches deep by 40 and one quarter inches high and 30 and three quarters inches to the top of the writing surface when open. The quality of this desk is so high that it looks 18th century. If this desk were period it would cost several hundred thousand dollars. All original including its keys.
Antique French Necklace and Earrings 18k gold and citrine stones
Antique French Necklace and Earrings 18k gold and citrine stones. Demi-parure: Draperie necklace and matching earrings. This magnificent citrine necklace of Gothic inspiration is mounted in yellow 18k gold composed of volutes and flower motifs weighs 32.87 grams. Excellent original condition, only the clasp was replaced. Matching earrings with recuperated "back to front" mountings. Early to mid 19th century,
Antique Desk English Georgian C-Roll Captains Desk 1820
Early English furniture Georgian roll top desk circa 1820 to 1830. One piece. drawers and cubbyholes. This antique c-roll desk measures 53 inches wide and is 30 inches deep. The top shelf is 13 inches deep and the desk roll top is 14 and one half inches high. The desktop of this Georgian desk measures 50 and one half inches wide inside. The leather piece on the desk measures 27 inches wide by 9 inches deep. This desk measures 38 inches high to the desk top. The bottom inside width measures 21 and one quarter inches wide and the inside the doors on each side measure 14 inches wide. This desk separates into three pieces for easy moving up or downstairs. The top is one piece that sits on two banks of drawers.
Hand made sterling silver letter opener by Leonore Doskow
Hand made sterling silver letter opener by Leonore Doskow,"Leonore Doskow" This solid sterling silver letter opener is monogrammed SG and measures 11 and three quarters inches long by 7 eighths inches wide and weighs 88 grams.She and her husband owned and operated Leonore Doskow, Inc., a jewelry company selling to upscale stores around the country, from 1935 until the 1980s, when her son and his wife took over. It is headquartered in Montrose NY and still produces Doskow's original designs.In 1932, she won a scholarship to study art history at the Sorbonne for a summer. When she returned, she opened a shop on 17th Street in Center City, Philadelphia. Monogrammed pieces were one of her favorites. Her work is quite collected and constantly raising in value.
Antique Camphorwood Maritime Lap Roll Top Desk circa 1820 to 1840
Antique Nautical Camphor Wood Lap Roll Top Desk. This antique Maritime Lap Desk has original brass hardware and a monogrammed brass plate on top. This antique lap desk measures 18 inches wide is 14 and one quarter inches deep and measures 8 and one quarter inches high at the highest point. The actual felt covered desk top measures 16 and one quarter inches wide and is 14 inches deep. The drawer of this antique lap roll top desk measures 15 and one quarter inches wide inside and is 1 and one quarter inches high. The drawer extends outward, 6 and three quarter inches. The drawer has a key which locks it, and when pulled open, unrolls the roll top to expose a storage box which lifts up and locks in place with a wooden locking system. This nautical lap top desk is quite a unique piece. Be sure to click all thumbnail images to view this item in more detail. See Nautical Antiques by Robert W. D. Ball page 176 for a similar example.
Antique Rosewood Lap Desk with boxwood inlay circa 1850 to 1860
Antique Rosewood Lap Desk, Antique Lap Desk, Rosewood Lapdesk, This "Antique Rosewood Lap Desk with Boxwood inlay circa 1850 to 1860" measures 14 inches wide and is 4 and one quarter inches high. This antique lap desk measures 9 and 5 eighths inches deep.
Antique American Tiger maple lap top desk
"Curly maple desk" Antique American curly maple. Period American curly or tiger maple lift top travel desk c1800. This desk has what we call a wicked curl, which is one that is very pronounced all over. This curly lap top desks has two drawers that lock on the underneath. Each drawer has wonderful hand cut dove tails.This writing desk also retains its original brasses.It is a beautiful piece of period American accessory furniture, Measures 22inches long by 7" high by 9" deep.
Antique English mahogany flat top desk with leather top
Flat top desk,Antique English mahogany flat top desk with leather top, Fine leather top English mahogany desk from the 1850 period. This wonderful desk measures 4 inches wide by 29 inches high by 20 inches deep. Excellent original condition.