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America (ca. 18th c. - 20th c.)

Though the pieces are timeless, folk art emerged as a collecting genre only in the 1920s. Then as now, collectors focused on American artifacts. The earliest were prompted in part by the awareness of a nation changed: in that decade, for the first time the majority of U.S. citizens lived in cities, rather than on farms and in small towns. At the same time, the ascendance of Modernism in art and design was countered by promoters of the Colonial Revival style. That movement drew from attics and barns old hand-carved furniture, stilted 19th-century family portraits, weathervanes and butter churns.

     The best folk art items were purchased by an odd mix that included bohemians and intellectuals, along with J.P. Morgan and members of the Chrysler and Rockefeller families (who began funding, for instance, the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia in the 1920s). If nostalgia played a role, the primary motivation for folk art collectors was — as it is today — a recognition of the artistic merit and cultural significance of pure, honest expressions of the human impulse toward beauty.

     Simplicity is its hallmark, yet folk art defies a simple definition — and covers a vast amount of ground. Folk art has been called "the art of the everyday": objects created by people, with no formal training in the arts, for use in their daily lives. These include everything from tools and toys to quilts, baskets, jugs, dowry chests and duck decoys. Folk art is generally made by hand; works might be carved, sewn, chiseled, knitted, hammered, woven or embroidered and more. Such techniques were passed down through the generations — one reason folk-art collecting has been described as "a kind of archaeology." Folk art reveals the inherent values and traditions of a community, through time-honored crafts, decorative motifs and pictorial subject matter.

     All folk art intrinsically reflects a sense of pride. "Americana" is folk art that does so overtly: through work that honors civic ideals and celebrates national and local achievements. Americana includes flags, bunting, carved bald eagles, and needlework with allegorical figures representing Liberty and Democracy; or helmets and buckets used by a volunteer fire brigade; or the trappings of fraternal organizations such as the Oddfellows. Collectors of Americana typically also collect American antique furniture that, while made in the workshops of a master cabinetmaker or joiner, reflects regional stylistic traits, tastes and quirks.

     Almost all folk art is anonymous — and the prominent exception being signed work by early 19th-century itinerant portrait artists like the New Englander Ammi Phillips, whose 1835 portrait of a young girl and her pets was the first piece of folk art to sell for $1 million at auction. Until relatively recently, work by Phillips and his ilk was the prime focus of folk art collectors: the folk art of the Northeast defined the category. But recently, more attention and more scholarship have been devoted to the folk art of other regions: to the South, and the artwork of enslaved African Americans and their descendants; and to the Southwestern and early Latino folk art. Born in a time of change, folk art collecting is changing along with the nation.

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Pair of Restoration Rosewood Grecian Recamier Couches, circa 1835-1840
Pair of Restoration Rosewood Grecian Recamier Couches, circa 1835-1840
Offered by Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.
Dimensions: H 34 in. W 6 ft. 2 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Rosewood
Pair of Restoration Rosewood Grecian Recamier Couc...
Duncan Phyfe
Antique 1830s American Federal Chaise Longues
Rosewood
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854) or D. Phyfe & Sons (active 1837-1840), New York, 1835-1840. Each with undulating veneered crest rail terminating in two scrolls with concentri...
Excellent Massachusetts Schoolgirl Sampler, Dated 1787
Excellent Massachusetts Schoolgirl Sampler, Dated 1787
Offered by M. Finkel & Daughter
Dimensions: H 20.75 in. W 14 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: Philadelphia, PA
Materials & Techniques: Silk
Excellent Massachusetts Schoolgirl Sampler, Dated ...
Antique 1780s American Folk Art More Folk Art
Silk
A faultlessly rendered sampler with a wonderful composition, this includes many beautifully stitched animals, birds, flowering plants and baskets; additionally, excellent bands and bord...
19th Century New England Painted Rocking Chair, Original Paint
19th Century New England Painted Rocking Chair, Original Paint
Offered by M. Finkel & Daughter
Dimensions: H 44 in. W 19.5 in. D 27.25 in.
Dealer Location: Philadelphia, PA
19th Century New England Painted Rocking Chair, Or...
Antique 1840s American Country Painted Furniture
Handsome New England rocker in fine, original yellow paint and decoration and nicely worn mahogany arms. The paint decoration focuses on a handsome bunch of fat grapes, a more unusual s...
Halladay H37 Star Red Windmill Weight
Halladay H37 Star Red Windmill Weight
Offered by Urban Country
Dimensions: H 17 in. W 15 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Santa Monica, CA
Materials & Techniques: Iron
Halladay H37 Star Red Windmill Weight
U.S. Wind Engine and Pump Company
Antique 19th Century American More Furniture and Collectibles
Iron
Fantastic piece of Americana! Halladay H37 cast iron red windmill weight made by the U.S. Wind Engine and Pump Company between 1880-1916 in Nebraska. Please note: Only the red windmill ...
Rare Patriotic Presidential Applique Quilt from 1925
Rare Patriotic Presidential Applique Quilt from 1925
Offered by East Meets West Antiques
Rare Patriotic Presidential Applique Quilt from 1925
Offered by East Meets West Antiques
Dimensions: H 6 ft. W 7 ft. 5 in. D 6 ft.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Cotton
Rare Patriotic Presidential Applique Quilt from 19...
Early 20th Century American Quilts
Cotton
This is such a fine example of Americana at its best. This fantastic applique quilt has the profile of George Washington and Abe Lincoln along with the Uncle Sam hat and the Patriotic s...
Continuous Brace-Back Windsor Armchair
Continuous Brace-Back Windsor Armchair
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Dimensions: H 38 in. Dm 21.25 in.
Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Continuous Brace-Back Windsor Armchair
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Armchairs
New York, circa 1785-1795. Having a hoop-back supported by spindles and a brace back with a shaped saddle seat supported by bulbous turned legs.
Pair of Robin's Egg Blue-Painted Benches
Pair of Robin's Egg Blue-Painted Benches
Offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
Pair of Robin's Egg Blue-Painted Benches
Offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 4 in. W 4 ft. D 16 in.
Dealer Location: York County, PA
Pair of Robin's Egg Blue-Painted Benches
Antique 19th Century American Painted Furniture
Pair of Robin’s egg blue-painted benches from a portico on an 1890s home in Canaan, New York: Rare pair of matching high-back settle benches, made circa 1890, found on the front porc...
Benjamin Greenleaf Portrait of Mrs. Nancy Wyman-Houghton
Benjamin Greenleaf Portrait of Mrs. Nancy Wyman-Houghton
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Dimensions: H 19.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Benjamin Greenleaf Portrait of Mrs. Nancy Wyman-Ho...
Antique Early 19th Century American Paintings
Portrait of Mrs. Nancy Wyman-Houghton. Unsigned, circa 1810-1815. Reverse painting on glass. Measures: 19 1/2" x 14 1/2" framed Condition: Some lifting of paint on glass, some paint...
Hepplewhite Mahogany, Birch Inlaid Chest of Drawers, New Hampshire, circa 1815
Hepplewhite Mahogany, Birch Inlaid Chest of Drawers, New Hampshire, circa 1815
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: H 41 in. W 39.5 in. D 19 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Birch, Mahogany
Hepplewhite Mahogany, Birch Inlaid Chest of Drawer...
Antique Early 19th Century American Hepplewhite Commodes and Chests of Draw...
Birch, Mahogany
This is an interesting chest with the full complement of inlays seen on the highly developed school of Portsmouth chests that usually have French feet. (See image below from Levy’s in s...
Elaborate Silk Banner with Gilded Text of George Washington
Elaborate Silk Banner with Gilded Text of George Washington
Offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 1.3 in. W 36.75 in. D 5 in.
Dealer Location: York County, PA
Elaborate Silk Banner with Gilded Text of George W...
Early 20th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
Elaborate silk banner with gilded text, spectacular bullion trim and a beautifully painted rendition of george washington's famous "prayer at valley forge", made for the patriotic order...
Pair Exceptional Paint-Decorated Windsor Chairs, Probably Boston, c 1820
Pair Exceptional Paint-Decorated Windsor Chairs, Probably Boston, c 1820
Offered by M. Finkel & Daughter
Dimensions: H 34.5 in. W 17 in. D 16 in.
Dealer Location: Philadelphia, PA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Pair Exceptional Paint-Decorated Windsor Chairs, P...
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Painted Furniture
Wood
Pair of side chairs with outstanding original paint decoration, black and red faux grain with gold and green grape and leaf decoration; the legs are bamboo-turned. Massachusetts, probab...
Important Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tambour Cylinder Secretary Bookcase
Important Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tambour Cylinder Secretary Bookcase
Offered by Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.
Dimensions: H 7 ft. 3.8 in. W 40.25 in. D 28 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany, Rosewood
Important Federal Inlaid Mahogany Tambour Cylinder...
John Aitken
Antique 1790s American Federal Secretaires
Mahogany, Rosewood
IMPORTANT FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY TAMBOUR CYLINDAR SECRETARY BOOKCASE Attributed to John Aitken (1770-1814) Philadelphia, c.1798 In two parts: the upper case with projecting cornic...
Pair of Restauration Lotus Carved Rosewood Side Chairs by Duncan Phyfe
Pair of Restauration Lotus Carved Rosewood Side Chairs by Duncan Phyfe
Offered by Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.
Dimensions: H 32.75 in. W 17.5 in. D 18 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Rosewood, Upholstery
Pair of Restauration Lotus Carved Rosewood Side Ch...
Duncan Phyfe
Antique 1830s American Neoclassical Side Chairs
Rosewood, Upholstery
Attributed to Phyfe & Sons (1837-1840) or D. Phyfe & Son (1840-1847), New York circa 1835-1840. The oxbow shaped crest rail above a vertical central carved and pierced splat above a...
Exceptional Carved and Painted Neoclassical Country Settee
Exceptional Carved and Painted Neoclassical Country Settee
Offered by M. Finkel & Daughter
Dimensions: H 35.25 in. W 5 ft. 2 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: Philadelphia, PA
Exceptional Carved and Painted Neoclassical Countr...
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Settees
Fine neoclassical country settee with carved and painted decoration throughout and turned legs. A rare form. Probably made in Vermont, circa 1830; original finish and paint, updated uph...
Mahogany Classical Worktable, American, circa 1850
Mahogany Classical Worktable, American, circa 1850
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: H 29.25 in. Dm 21.75 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany
Mahogany Classical Worktable, American, circa 1850...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical End Tables
Mahogany
This table is in fine, undisturbed condition with the keyhole retaining its original; ivory escutcheon. The mahogany on the top and apron is of a beautiful faded, crotch mahogany. The m...
Mahogany Sheraton or Federal Upholstered Open Armchair, New England, circa 1810
Mahogany Sheraton or Federal Upholstered Open Armchair, New England, circa 1810
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: H 42 in. W 23.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany
Mahogany Sheraton or Federal Upholstered Open Armc...
Antique 19th Century American Sheraton Armchairs
Mahogany
This is a Provincial example of the lolling chair form and is delicately executed throughout. Note the baluster shaped front legs and the stylized arm supports which lend a feeling of g...
Miniature American Classical Salesman's Sample Chest of Drawers Box c. 1830-40
Miniature American Classical Salesman's Sample Chest of Drawers Box c. 1830-40
Offered by Silla Fine Antiques
Dimensions: H 11.25 in. W 13.57 in. D 8.07 in.
Dealer Location: Shippensburg, PA
Miniature American Classical Salesman's Sample Che...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Commodes and Chests of Dra...
A fine American Classical salesman’s sample, the chest is crafted with fine attention to detail as an example of what could be expected by a customer of a full size piece. The top is r...
19th Century Original Dark Green Painted Pantry Boxes, Stack of Three
19th Century Original Dark Green Painted Pantry Boxes, Stack of Three
Offered by East Meets West Antiques
Dimensions: H 14 in. W 10.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
19th Century Original Dark Green Painted Pantry Bo...
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Primitives
Wood
These grungy green 19th century original painted pantry boxes were found in New England and are being sold as a stack. The condition are good and sturdy, however the largest of the stac...
American Folk Art Pine Tree and Shaker Style House Andirons, circa 1920s
American Folk Art Pine Tree and Shaker Style House Andirons, circa 1920s
Offered by Historical Design, Inc
Dimensions: H 22.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 16 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Iron
American Folk Art Pine Tree and Shaker Style House...
Massachusetts Iron Works
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Andirons
Iron
MASSACHUSETTS IRON WORKS Saugus area Pine Tree and Shaker Style House andirons circa 1920s Cast and hand finished iron with a natural black/brown patina. This pair of extraord...
Chippendale Secretaire
Chippendale Secretaire
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Chippendale Secretaire
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Dimensions: H 7 ft. 3 in. W 37.75 in. D 20 in.
Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Chippendale Secretaire
Antique 18th Century and Earlier American Chippendale Secretaires
Colchester, Connecticut, circa 1770-1785. Cherry, eastern white pine secondary In a desirable diminutive size, this two part secretary has a wonderful carved broken arch pediment with d...
New Hampshire Settee
New Hampshire Settee
Offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
New Hampshire Settee
Offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
Dimensions: H 37 in. W 6 ft. 10.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Dealer Location: York County, PA
New Hampshire Settee
Antique 19th Century American Settees
New Hampshire settee, found in the public library in the town of Dover, circa 1800: This marvelous, country windsor settee was recently found in the basement of the public librar...
Set of Four Sterling Candlesticks by Black, Starr, & Frost
Set of Four Sterling Candlesticks by Black, Starr, & Frost
Offered by Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques
Dimensions: H 12.5 in. Dm 6 in.
Dealer Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Materials & Techniques: Sterling Silver
Set of Four Sterling Candlesticks by Black, Starr,...
Black, Starr & Frost
Antique 19th Century American Beaux Arts Candle Holders
Sterling Silver
Made by the prestigious American silversmiths Black, Starr, & Frost — founded in New York in the early nineteenth century — these four beaux-arts candlesticks are made from hand-chased ...
Rare Carved Mahogany Upholstered Classical Armchair, Possibly Southern
Rare Carved Mahogany Upholstered Classical Armchair, Possibly Southern
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: H 45 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany
Rare Carved Mahogany Upholstered Classical Armchai...
Antique Early 19th Century American American Classical Armchairs
Mahogany
This is an interesting chair. The wood is heavy, dark, dense mahogany and is very heavy. The arms and their supports are beautifully crafted, as are the legs. Of particular interest is ...
Classical Mahogany Settee, Brass Inlay, Dolphin Feet, Philadelphia, 1825
Classical Mahogany Settee, Brass Inlay, Dolphin Feet, Philadelphia, 1825
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: H 37.5 in. W 6 ft. 1 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Mahogany
Classical Mahogany Settee, Brass Inlay, Dolphin Fe...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Settees
Brass, Mahogany
This settee is an absolute knockout. It is a tour de force of the classical motifs of the day, hand-carved and fully embellished. Starting from the top, note the beautiful carved scroll...
American Mahogany and Églomisé Banjo Clock,  E. Howard, Boston, Circa 1860
American Mahogany and Églomisé Banjo Clock, E. Howard, Boston, Circa 1860
Offered by Golden & Associates Antiques
Dimensions: H 29 in. W 12 in. D 3.75 in.
Dealer Location: Charleston, SC
American Mahogany and Églomisé Banjo Clock, E. ...
Antique 1860s American American Empire Clocks
American mahogany and églomisé banjo clock with original signed and numeral paper dial under glass, decorative painted and gilt throat panel, with a hinged painted and gilt door conce...
Portrait Attributed to Mary E. Yorke
Portrait Attributed to Mary E. Yorke
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Dimensions: H 20.5 in. W 24 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Portrait Attributed to Mary E. Yorke
Antique Late 19th Century American American Classical Paintings
Portrait of the Sloop Yacht "Defyer" Sailing in New York Bay. Unsigned, New York, late 19th century. Oil on canvas, original carved gilt and gesso shadow-box frame. Dimensions: 20 1/...
Rustic Cane Group and Early Stand, 19th Century
Rustic Cane Group and Early Stand, 19th Century
Offered by TROTTA-BONO LTD
Dimensions: H 38 in. W 5 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Shrub Oak, NY
Materials & Techniques: Iron, Lead, Wood
Rustic Cane Group and Early Stand, 19th Century
Antique 19th Century North American Folk Art More Folk Art
Iron, Lead, Wood
Rustic Cane Group and early stand. Region: Northeast Rural American, circa 19th century. Material: Wood, iron ferrules, lead. Dimension: Approximately 32 to 38 inches. C...
Cherry Federal Tilt-Top Table with Shaped Top, New England, circa 1810-1820
Cherry Federal Tilt-Top Table with Shaped Top, New England, circa 1810-1820
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: H 27.75 in. W 24 in. D 15 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Cherry
Cherry Federal Tilt-Top Table with Shaped Top, New...
Antique 19th Century American Federal Dessert Tables and Tilt-top Tables
Cherry
This table has beautiful lines with feet that seem to go on forever. The shaft is a slender baluster form and the top, in general oval form. This is a very delicate table with cherry th...
Federal Mahogany Mirror with Eglomise Panel, American, circa 1830
Federal Mahogany Mirror with Eglomise Panel, American, circa 1830
Offered by M. Finkel & Daughter
Dimensions: W 18.5 in. L 3 ft. 3.3 in.
Dealer Location: Philadelphia, PA
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Mahogany, Mirror, Silver Leaf
Federal Mahogany Mirror with Eglomise Panel, Ameri...
Antique 19th Century American Federal Mirrors
Glass, Mahogany, Mirror, Silver Leaf
Federal mirror in mahogany frame with excellent cornice molding and outstanding turned pilasters. Fine eglomise (reverse paint on glass) painting of a woman on a stage in vibrant colors...
Pair of Substantial and Iconic American Wood Carved Eagles
Pair of Substantial and Iconic American Wood Carved Eagles
Offered by Urban Country
Dimensions: H 31 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: Santa Monica, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Pair of Substantial and Iconic American Wood Carve...
Unknown
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures
Wood
Terrific find! A wonderful pair of carved architectural American eagles. Found on the east coast and were said to have originally been part of a circa 1876 Federal building in St. Louis...
Classical Carved and Gilt Stencilled Mahogany Center Table
Classical Carved and Gilt Stencilled Mahogany Center Table
Offered by Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.
Dimensions: H 28.25 in. Dm 34.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany, Marble
Classical Carved and Gilt Stencilled Mahogany Cent...
Antique 1820s American American Classical Center Tables
Mahogany, Marble
With figured marble inset top, New York, circa 1825. The circular top with dark figured marble inset held by a wood frame, above a conforming apron with three large foliate gilt-ste...
Carved Mahogany Mechanical Armchair, circa 1830
Carved Mahogany Mechanical Armchair, circa 1830
Offered by Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.
Dimensions: H 46.5 in. W 27.25 in. D 29 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany, Upholstery
Carved Mahogany Mechanical Armchair, circa 1830
Thomas Cook
Antique 1830s American American Classical Lounge Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
Possibly by Cook & Parkin (active1819-1833). Philadelphia, circa 1830. The lotus-carved arched crest rail above a beaded frame holding an upholstered back, hinged at the base, allow...
Chippendale Wingback Chair, circa 1780
Chippendale Wingback Chair, circa 1780
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Dimensions: H 4 ft. W 29 in. D 26 in.
Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Chippendale Wingback Chair, circa 1780
Antique 18th Century and Earlier American Chippendale Wingback Chairs
Probably Massachusetts, ca. 1780. Mahogany, pine secondary wood Condition: Frame is all original with some replaced blocking and structural reinforcement. This wing chair has many f...
American Copper Full Bodied Horse Weathervane
American Copper Full Bodied Horse Weathervane
Offered by Golden & Associates Antiques
Dimensions: H 19.25 in. W 33.5 in. D 5 in.
Dealer Location: Charleston, SC
American Copper Full Bodied Horse Weathervane
J.W. Fiske & Company
Antique 19th Century American Weathervanes
American copper full bodied running horse weathervane with Zinc head and mounted on iron bracket. Attributed to J.W. Fiske and Co. (ACTIVE 1870-1893), New York. Dealers please call f...
Wood Cut-Out Hand Pointing to the Heavens
Wood Cut-Out Hand Pointing to the Heavens
Offered by American Primitive Gallery
Dimensions: H 25 in. W 11 in. D 0.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Wood Cut-Out Hand Pointing to the Heavens
Unknown
Antique 1890s American Folk Art More Folk Art
Wood
Unusual architectural piece with a cut-out pointing hand in a heart. This architectural piece hung down from the peak of a Victorian house with a form sometimes referred to as a Hand of...
Early 19th Century New England Painted Mantel and Summer Cover
Early 19th Century New England Painted Mantel and Summer Cover
Offered by M. Finkel & Daughter
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 3 in. W 6 ft. 9.5 in. D 9 in.
Dealer Location: Philadelphia, PA
Materials & Techniques: Pine
Early 19th Century New England Painted Mantel and ...
Antique 1820s American Folk Art Painted Furniture
Pine
Large, architectural pine mantel with stepped long-leaf pine shelf and excellent details columns, moldings and tombstone registers. The summer cover was made for it, but slightly later,...
Classical Tilt-Top Center Table
Classical Tilt-Top Center Table
Offered by Spurgeon Lewis Antiques
Dimensions: H 28.5 in. Dm 45.5 in.
Dealer Location: Alexandria, VA
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Ebony, Gold, Mahogany, Ormolu, Pine
Classical Tilt-Top Center Table
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Center Tables
Brass, Ebony, Gold, Mahogany, Ormolu, Pine
This New York table has a stunning flame mahogany veneered top laid in pie wedge sections to create a wonderful sunburst effect. Ormolu mounts adorn the base. Additional subtle decorati...
Fine Carved Lyre Mahogany Window Seat, NY, Earnest Hagen, circa 1885
Fine Carved Lyre Mahogany Window Seat, NY, Earnest Hagen, circa 1885
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: H 32.5 in. W 45 in. D 14.5 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany
Fine Carved Lyre Mahogany Window Seat, NY, Earnest...
Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Benches
Mahogany
As Peter Kenny talks about in his recent book on Duncan Phyfe: Without Hagen, we wouldn't know of Phyfe and his work. It seems Hagen bought Phyfe's tools, etc. and continued to make Phy...
Am. Classical Gilt Mantel Mirror
Am. Classical Gilt Mantel Mirror
Offered by Joan Bogart Antiques
Dimensions: W 3 ft. 9 in. L 2 ft.
Dealer Location: Long Island, NY
Materials & Techniques: Gesso, Mirror
Am. Classical Gilt Mantel Mirror
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Mantel Mirrors and Firepla...
Gesso, Mirror
An American Classical Mantel Mirror with robustly carved acanthus corners, maintains brilliant and unrestored gilt frame
Hepplewhite Shield Back Mahogany Armchair
Hepplewhite Shield Back Mahogany Armchair
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Dimensions: H 32.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 18.25 in.
Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Hepplewhite Shield Back Mahogany Armchair
Antique 18th Century and Earlier American Hepplewhite Armchairs
circa 1790-1795. A fine Hepplewhite shield back mahogany armchair having carved stiles and rolled arms on tapered legs with spade feet.
American Carnival Wagon or Band Organ Carved Female Head
American Carnival Wagon or Band Organ Carved Female Head
Offered by Urban Country
Dimensions: H 16 in. W 11 in. D 8 in.
Dealer Location: Santa Monica, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wood
American Carnival Wagon or Band Organ Carved Femal...
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Wood
Late 19th century American carnival wagon or band organ female head carving. Very detailed wood carving with great old white painted surface. Presented on a custom marble museum stand.
Set of Ten 19th Century Prints of American Properties of the 18th & 19th Century
Set of Ten 19th Century Prints of American Properties of the 18th & 19th Century
Offered by Parke Interiors, Inc.
Dimensions: H 9.25 in. Dm 6 in.
Dealer Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Set of Ten 19th Century Prints of American Propert...
Unknown
Antique 1890s American American Colonial Prints
Absolutely beautifully done images removed from a book featuring colonial American homesteads printed in 1896. These prints were temporarily mounted into mats for protection several yea...
American Federal Period Cast Iron Eagle
American Federal Period Cast Iron Eagle
Offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
American Federal Period Cast Iron Eagle
Offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
Dimensions: H 15.5 in. W 14.75 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: York County, PA
American Federal Period Cast Iron Eagle
Antique 1810s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
This cast iron eagle is one of the earliest sculptural forms that one will encounter in the marketplace. It is also one of the most attractive and iconic depictions of what some America...
Federal/Hepplewhite Mahogany Mirror, Flowered Urn Finial, Probably, NY
Federal/Hepplewhite Mahogany Mirror, Flowered Urn Finial, Probably, NY
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: W 19.75 in. L 4 ft. 2 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany
Federal/Hepplewhite Mahogany Mirror, Flowered Urn ...
Antique 1780s American Hepplewhite Wall Mirrors
Mahogany
This mirror, retaining its early glass, is in a fine state of preservation and is complete in all its parts. These mirrors are very delicate and often lose their embellishments. The sur...
Pennsylvania Backgammon Board, Signed "Wise"
Pennsylvania Backgammon Board, Signed "Wise"
Offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
Pennsylvania Backgammon Board, Signed "Wise"
Offered by Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
Dimensions: H 21 in. W 21 in. D 2 in.
Dealer Location: York County, PA
Pennsylvania Backgammon Board, Signed "Wise"
Antique 19th Century American Game Boards
Found near the town of Milford, in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, is one of the best painted backgammon boards that I’ve ever encountered. Made circa 1870-1880, this is an unusua...
SIX Philadelphia Klismos Dining Chairs
SIX Philadelphia Klismos Dining Chairs
Offered by Antiquario Villas and Cottages
Dimensions: H 30.5 in. W 19 in. D 21 in.
Dealer Location: Woodbury, CT
Materials & Techniques: Padouk
SIX Philadelphia Klismos Dining Chairs
Anthony Gabriel Quervelle
Antique Early 19th Century American American Classical Dining Room Chairs
Padouk
Six gadroon crested padauk klismos sabre-legged dining chairs, with hand-stitched needlepoint slip seats in mint condition. Attributed to Antoine Gabriel Quervelle, French trained Phila...
Steer Weathervane
Steer Weathervane
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Steer Weathervane
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Dimensions: H 23.75 in. W 30.5 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Materials & Techniques: Copper
Steer Weathervane
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Weathervanes
Copper
Attributed to Cushing & White, Waltham, Massachusetts. Ca. 1875-1890 Full-body copper, copper tubing. Excellent condition, untouched original verdigris surface 23 3/4"h x 30 1/2"w
Garden Maze Quilt with Wild Goose Chase Border
Garden Maze Quilt with Wild Goose Chase Border
Offered by Stella Rubin
Dimensions: H 7 ft. 9 in. W 6 ft. 8 in. D 0.2 in.
Dealer Location: Darnestown, MD
Materials & Techniques: Cotton
Garden Maze Quilt with Wild Goose Chase Border
Antique 1850s American Quilts
Cotton
This early garden maze quilt is done with the richest of colors. The deep indigo is beautifully offset by the wonderful and unusual rose printed fabric. It is nicely quilted with circle...
Restoration Grecian or Recamier Couch, circa 1835
Restoration Grecian or Recamier Couch, circa 1835
Offered by Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.
Dimensions: H 34 in. W 6 ft. 2 in. D 24 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Mahogany
Restoration Grecian or Recamier Couch, circa 1835
Duncan Phyfe
Antique 1830s American Federal Chaise Longues
Mahogany
New York, circa 1835. The undulating veneered crest rail terminating in a scroll with a characteristic rimmed disk boss above an upholstered back and seat with a scrolled arm at one ...
Antique Hooked American Rug
Antique Hooked American Rug
Offered by Nazmiyal
Dimensions: W 2 ft. 10 in. L 3 ft. 9 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wool
Antique Hooked American Rug
Antique 19th Century American North and South American Rugs
Wool
This spectacular antique American hooked rug features a grand latticework frame with beautifully executed ribbons that are carefully braided together in a stunning under-over pattern. S...
S.R. Boyce "Horse and Sulky with Rider" Painting
S.R. Boyce "Horse and Sulky with Rider" Painting
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Dimensions: H 21.25 in. W 27.5 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Materials & Techniques: Oil Paint, Canvas
S.R. Boyce "Horse and Sulky with Rider" Painting
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Paintings
Oil Paint, Canvas
American School Horse and Sulky with Rider Signed (l.l.): S.R. Boyce, 1876 This wonderful composition of a Horse and Sulky with Rider on a track with a lake view in the background is...
Tiger Maple Queen Anne High Chest with Bonnet Top, Massachusetts
Tiger Maple Queen Anne High Chest with Bonnet Top, Massachusetts
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 8 in. W 38.5 in. D 20 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Materials & Techniques: Maple
Tiger Maple Queen Anne High Chest with Bonnet Top,...
Antique Late 18th Century American Queen Anne Commodes and Chests of Drawer...
Maple
This highboy is of a small-scale with a width of only 35 in. and has a very delicate, fine appearance, with a beautifully formed pediment, which flanks its original urn and finial. Whil...
Mid-19th Century Native American Splint Basket
Mid-19th Century Native American Splint Basket
Offered by TROTTA-BONO LTD
Dimensions: H 11.5 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Dealer Location: Shrub Oak, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ash
Mid-19th Century Native American Splint Basket
Antique Mid-19th Century American Native American Native American Objects
Ash
Square covered basket. Region / Tribe: Northeastern Woodlands - Connecticut / Mohegan (?). circa mid-19th century. Material: Ash splint, natural pigments. Dimension: L. 19” ...
Federal Mahogany Secretary and Bookcase, circa 1820
Federal Mahogany Secretary and Bookcase, circa 1820
Offered by Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.
Dimensions: H 7 ft. 2 in. W 45 in. D 23 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Glass, Mahogany
Federal Mahogany Secretary and Bookcase, circa 182...
Duncan Phyfe
Antique 1810s American American Classical Secretaires
Brass, Glass, Mahogany
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854), New York, circa 1820. Comprised of two parts: The projecting pediment top above a veneered frieze above a pair of glazed cabinet doors with G...
Rare 81-Star "1776-1876" Centennial American Parade Flag
Rare 81-Star "1776-1876" Centennial American Parade Flag
Offered by The Great Republic
On Hold
Dimensions: H 40.5 in. W 4 ft. 10 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Rare 81-Star "1776-1876" Centennial American Parad...
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
This is an extremely rare 1876 U.S. Centennial celebration parade flag design, that was popular at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876 and was sold in a number of different s...
Amazing 19thc Set of Four Firehouse Windsor Captains Chairs
Amazing 19thc Set of Four Firehouse Windsor Captains Chairs
Offered by East Meets West Antiques
Dimensions: H 34 in. W 24 in. D 25 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Walnut
Amazing 19thc Set of Four Firehouse Windsor Captai...
Unknown
Antique 19th Century American Chairs
Walnut
This wonderful matching set of four walnut captains chairs are from the state of Maine and in pristine ,sturdy condition . The surface is all original with a mellow worn patina .These c...
Pair of 19th Century Pottery Gin and Brandy Kegs with Original Brass Spigot
Pair of 19th Century Pottery Gin and Brandy Kegs with Original Brass Spigot
Offered by East Meets West Antiques
Dimensions: H 10.5 in. W 8 in. D 5 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Materials & Techniques: Pottery
Pair of 19th Century Pottery Gin and Brandy Kegs w...
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century American American Classical Ceramics
Pottery
This fine pair of pottery gin and brandy kegs are in wonderful as found condition. The brass spigots and corks are all original. There are no makers marks on this pair and are most unus...
Painted Tall Case Clock, Eight-Day Moon Dial Works
Painted Tall Case Clock, Eight-Day Moon Dial Works
Offered by Stanley Weiss Collection
Dimensions: H 7 ft. 9 in. W 17.5 in. D 9.75 in.
Dealer Location: Providence, RI
Painted Tall Case Clock, Eight-Day Moon Dial Works...
Antique 19th Century American Chippendale Clocks
This clock is in its original red paint and retains its original finials and unique rosettes, signed "Josiah Smith, Reading." The face is quite beautiful and untouched and the hands bea...
19th Century Chest on Chest, Two Shells Style of Dunlap, circa 1820
19th Century Chest on Chest, Two Shells Style of Dunlap, circa 1820
Offered by Parc Monceau Antiques, Ltd.
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 9.8 in. W 40.5 in. D 23 in.
Dealer Location: Atlanta, GA
19th Century Chest on Chest, Two Shells Style of D...
Dunlap Cabinetmakers
Antique 19th Century American Commodes and Chests of Drawers
19th century chest on chest, two shells style of Dunlap, circa 1820.
Paint Decorated Blanket Chest
Paint Decorated Blanket Chest
Offered by Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Dimensions: H 21 in. W 47 in. D 20 in.
Dealer Location: Litchfield, CT
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Paint Decorated Blanket Chest
Antique Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Blanket Chests
Wood
American. Schoharie or Albany County, New York, circa 1815-1830. Pine, paint decorated, iron hinges. Condition: Minor imperfections such as abrasions with very minor in-painting. The ...