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Americana and Folk Art Furniture

Americana and Folk Art

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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Steer Weathervane
Antique 19th Century Weathervanes
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
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Inspired Patriotic Themed Tramp Art Mirror
Vintage 1930s American Mirrors
A fine inspired tramp art mirror with a patriotic theme with American flags draped on each side. The frame is attributed to Pietro Talleri, circa 1930 - 1940.
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A Masterpiece Crazy Quilt
HL CHALFANT:American Fine Art & Antiques
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A Masterpiece Crazy Quilt
Antique 18th Century American Victorian Textiles and Quilts
Silk, Velvet
A Victorian phenomena, elaborate silk, velvet, and embroidered quilts were made to display in ornate parlors, and survive because many were never used as bedcovers. This elaborate exam...
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Pair of American Eagle Gilt Girandole Mirrors, Ear...
Antique Early 19th Century American American Classical Convex Mirrors
Pair of American gilt girandole mirrors with flanking eagles on rock plinths perched to flee , upper and lower acanthus carved floral motif, ebonized reeded circular molded edges , and ...
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Classical Tip Top Center Table
Spurgeon Lewis Antiques
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Classical Tip Top Center Table
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Center Tables
Brass, Mahogany
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 decora...
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Horse Weathervane
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
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Horse Weathervane
Rochester N.Y Iron Works Co.
Antique 19th Century American Weathervanes
Iron
Rochester Iron Works Rochester, New Hampshire, ca. 1870 Cast Iron Excellent condition.
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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...
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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 sta...
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42 Star Flag Arranged in a Rare Variation of a Not...
Antique 19th Century Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
42 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF A NOTCHED DESIGN, WITH SPACES FOR 3 MORE STARS ON BOTH THE HOIST AND FLY ENDS, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, 1889-1890, SIGNED...
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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
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Fine Miniature, American Classical Mahogany Chest ...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Commodes and Chests of Dra...
This is a very fine American Classical (Late Federal) Mahogany Chest of Drawers, a Salesman's Sample of Miniature dimensions. It is crafted of solid mahogany (top, sides, drawer fronts,...
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Friendship Sampler Quilt
Stella Rubin
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Friendship Sampler Quilt
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Cotton
This unique Sampler Quilt has both traditional and original blocks, many with hearts as an indication of the affection with which it was made. Written in ink it says "Presented by Lydia...
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Classical Gilt and Paint Decorated Games Table, Ma...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Game Tables
The following is the text of an extensive report on this piece done by Philip Zimmerman, Ph.D. The full report, including footnotes and images, is available upon request. An Import...
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S.R. Boyce
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
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S.R. Boyce
Antique 19th Century Paintings
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 pa...
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Early 19th Century Original Surface Child's Chair
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Chairs
This amazing untouched surface is to beat the band. It was found in New England & the chair is in great condition and has wonderful form. It has been well love and used.The wear is co...
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Beautiful Teal ArmoireOn Hold
Just Folk
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Beautiful Teal Armoire
Antique 18th Century American Wardrobes and Armoires
Mohawk Valley KS. 18th Century. Exceptional color. Original blue paint. Dove tail construction of front feet, back and cornice relief overhang. All original except for pulls. 2 door u...
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"Portrait of a Gentleman"
Osuna Art & Antiques
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"Portrait of a Gentleman"
Thomas Ball
Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Sculptures
Thomas Ball [American, 1819-1911] "Portrait of a Gentleman" 1864 Marble Relief 22″h x 18.5″w x 2.5″d
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Antique Quilt: "Robbing-Peter-to-Pay-Paul"
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Cotton
Skillfully pieced and elaborately quilted, a superb example of a very difficult design to execute. A less ambitious quilter might have been content to create all of those perfect, neve...
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Late Federal Mahogany Settee
Arader Galleries
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Late Federal Mahogany Settee
Antique 19th Century American Settees
Mahogany
Acanthus carved and molded scroll arms above a rosette carved frame raised on reeded legs in ball feet. Seat height: 18 1/2.
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Rare & Unusual Early 1900's Floating Flags Quilt
East Meets West Antiques
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Rare & Unusual Early 1900's Floating Flags Quilt
Unknown
Early 20th Century American Quilts
Cotton
This most unusual patriotic floating flags quilt has amazing quilting and piece work .All stars are hand stitched and appliqued.The stripes in the flags are all hand pieced. The conditi...
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Fine American Classical Mahogany Box Sofa, New York, circa 1840On Hold
Silla Fine Antiques
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Fine American Classical Mahogany Box Sofa, New Yor...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Sofas
FINE AMERICAN CLASSICAL MAHOGANY BOX SOFA New York, c. 1840 This austere and attractive form is distinctly influenced by designs from England and France during the first quarter of the...
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John Henry Belter Loveseat
Joan Bogart Antiques
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John Henry Belter Loveseat
John Henry Belter
Antique 19th Century American Rococo Revival Loveseats
Upholstery, Rosewood
A Museum quality love seat by John Henry Belter New York, mid 19th century His furniture is in most major American Museums, and a complete parlor is devoted to his furniture at the Metr...
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Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt done in fine wool challis. The blue centers belie the folk myth that log cabin quilts always have red centers to represent the fire in the hearth. This ...
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Early American Silver Salt and Pepper Service
American Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
A rare and superb set of American silver salt cellars, salt spoons and pepper casters created by Boston silversmith Stephen Emery (1749-1801). The set was originally owned and purchased...
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The Bliss Family Blockfront Desk
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
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The Bliss Family Blockfront Desk
Antique 18th Century American Secretaires
Mahogany
A Fine Chippendale Blockfront Slant-Lid Desk Boston, Massachusetts Mahogany; pine secondary wood
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Recumbent Dog Hooked Rug
Stella Rubin
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Recumbent Dog Hooked Rug
Antique 19th Century American Rugs
Wool
A vibrant kaleidoscopic background sets off this charming reclining dog hooked rug. The dog has whimsical yellow paws; ears and nose adding to his unique charm. The initials EG are pr...
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19th Century American Water Gilt Gold Hand Carved ...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Sculptures
19th Century American Water Gilt Gold Hand Carved Eagle
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Marble Anatomical Sculpture by HD
American Primitive Gallery
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Marble Anatomical Sculpture by HD
Vintage 1930s American Other Sculptures
Remarkable relief carving in marble of a full figure with the internal organs revealed. The sculpture is signed HD near the bottom with a date of 1935. This is one of a group of marble ...
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Federal Chaise Longue - Day Bed
Anticuarium
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Federal Chaise Longue - Day Bed
Antique 19th Century American Federal Chaises Longues
Fine Chaise Longue / Day Bed of North American origin and in the Federal style-equivalent to the Regency style of England. The chaise longue has two fronts and made to be used in the ce...
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Large 19th Century American Palmist Trade Sign
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Signs
Wood, Paint
Large nineteenth century American Country palmist trade sign carved and painted in the form of a hand, wrist cuffed and palm outward, displaying various painted markings relating to pal...
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Extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
This extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt has the most elaborate embroidery I have seen. The center is a Japanese fan with the figure of a geisha within it. Additional images include: o...
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Fine Classical Carved Mahogany Double Lyre Work Ta...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Industrial and Work Tables...
Mahogany
This is one of the finest of the Classical worktables produced in Philadelphia circa 1810. Unlike most of its ilk, the columns are magnificently carved (see details). A school of relate...
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Period American Federal Convex Mirror
Antique 19th Century American Federal Convex Mirrors
Mirror, Wood
Gilt wood convex mirror from Albany, New York.
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Monumental and Important 19th c. New York Harbor P...
Antique 19th Century American Paintings
Paint
Measuring seventy-nine feet long and six feet high, this nineteenth century painted mural once ornamented the walls of the American Stock Exchange. This massive work depicts small figur...
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Early American Hooked Rug
Nazmiyal
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Early American Hooked Rug
20th Century American North and South American Rugs
Wool
Ingenious in its style, color and composition, this spectacular antique American hooked rug features a splendid all-over pattern that creates an illusion of depth and texture. The beaut...
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Pair of Folk Portraits by Possibly Ammi Phillips
Ammi Phillips
Antique 19th Century American Paintings
Possibly the work of Ammi Phillips, these portraits portray a lady and gentleman seated in red painted chairs. The light that is captured in the ruffles of the woman's shawl by the art...
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Rare Hoofed Queen Anne Pembroke Table
Stanley Weiss Collection
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Rare Hoofed Queen Anne Pembroke Table
Antique 18th Century American Queen Anne Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tables
This is a rare example of early New York furniture with hoofed feet, which is beautifully executed throughout. It is indeed a treasure and is best described by this complete discussion ...
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Circa 1820 Pair of American Serpentine Ebonized Wi...
Antique 19th Century American Benches
Wood
Circa 1820 Pair of American Serpentine Ebonized Window Seats or Benches and Decorated with Gilt Trim
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A Refined Walnut Hepplewhite Secretary Desk
HL CHALFANT:American Fine Art & Antiques
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A Refined Walnut Hepplewhite Secretary Desk
Antique 18th Century American Hepplewhite Secretaires
Walnut
The Hepplewhite style is marked by the use of contrasting inlay on much of the furniture in this period. This secretary desk uses inlay to nicely highlight the architectural elements o...
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19th C. Classical Carved American Empire Recamier
Anthony Baratta
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19th C. Classical Carved American Empire Recamier
Antique 19th Century American Empire Chaises Longues
Mahogany Frame Recamier/Settee Newly Upholstered in a Custom Wool Fabric by Anthony Baratta. Crème de la crème of American Empire Style Furniture. **The most elaborate furniture in ...
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"Variable Stars" Pieced Antique Quilt.
Woodard and Greenstein
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"Variable Stars" Pieced Antique Quilt.
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Cotton
"Variable Stars" pieced quilt. Circa 1885. Mechanics Falls, Maine. Over 13,000 tiny pieces are stitched into this extraordinary tour de force antique quilt. Each "Star" quilt block ...
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Pair of American Tiffany Sterling Silver Monkey Ca...
Early 20th Century American American Craftsman Sterling Silver
Pair of American Tiffany Sterling Silver Monkey Candlesticks
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Mahogany Chippendale Tea Table
HL CHALFANT:American Fine Art & Antiques
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Mahogany Chippendale Tea Table
Antique 18th Century American Chippendale Card Tables and Tea Tables
Walnut
An exceptional example of the Philadelphia tea table form. This piece in an old finish has a bold dish top, a birdcage and suppressed ball pedestal over cabriole legs terminating in cla...
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Mahogany Tall Case Clock by Aaron Willard
HL CHALFANT:American Fine Art & Antiques
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Mahogany Tall Case Clock by Aaron Willard
Aaron Willard
Antique 18th Century Clocks
Mahogany
Retaining its original fretwork and brass finials, this elegant tall case clock displays a dial inscribed “AARON WILLARD” and his label engraved by Paul Revere attached to the inside of...
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Mahogany Chippendale, Six Leg Claw and Ball Drop L...
Antique 18th Century American Chippendale Dining Room Tables
Mahogany
Six-legged dining tables are very desirable and relatively rare. They offer an obviously greater stability than the four-legged form and cost a good deal more. The mahogany is beautifu...
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Mirror:19thC Victorian G.Herter gilt figural mirro...
Gustave Herter
Antique 19th Century American Victorian Wall Mirrors
Gesso
A most ornate American gilt mirror, in the Rennaissance Revival style, attributed to Gustave Herter, with full bodied cherubs atop a potrait bust of a woman done in the neo grec style, ...
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Fine Narrow Classical Secretaire Bookcase, New York
Stanley Weiss Collection
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Fine Narrow Classical Secretaire Bookcase, New Yor...
Antique 19th Century American Regency Secretaires
In order to fill the larger rooms of houses that increased in size during the early 19th century, Classical or Empire case pieces came in larger proportions than their antecedents. Ther...
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Wooden Rooster Weathervane
Just Folk
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Wooden Rooster Weathervane
Antique 19th Century American Weathervanes
Oak
Circa 1880s. Oak Elaborately carved rooster vane with original traces of polychrome. Some brace repair on one side. Purchased at the Los Angeles Antiques Show at the Ambassador Hotel...
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Transitional Balloon Seat Chair
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
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Transitional Balloon Seat Chair
Antique 18th Century Side Chairs
Mahogany
Rare and Possibly Unique Transitional Chippendale Balloon Seat Side Chair, probably Massachusetts, ca.1765-1775. The chair has the combination of an unusually carved and pierced Chippe...
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Rare Large Pedestal Mahogany Classical Harvest Tab...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tab...
Mahogany
This is a truly exceptional table with the most magnificent mahogany of outstanding length. The mahogany is all unjoined solid boards. One should take a moment to consider the size of t...
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American Mahogany Pembroke. Rhode Island. Circa 1...
Antique 18th Century American Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tables
American mahogany one drawer drop leaf pembroke with inlaid Birds eye maple corner ovals, Satinwood string inlay, graduated bell flowers, and terminating on tapered legs with original ...
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Important Gameboard
Just Folk
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Important Gameboard
Antique 19th Century American Game Boards
Wood
American Eight by eight playing field, comprised of red and white squares divided by gold pin striping. Surrounded by a blue band and embelished with gold stars. Entire wood board encl...
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Patent Timepiece Banjo Clock, Providence, RI by Wa...
Walter Durfee
Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Clocks
Mahogany
In the world of American banjo clocks, Walter Durfee produced the finest reproductions of the famous Willard timepiece. Durfee was a perfectionist, and his hand is seen throughout the c...
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American Federal Game Table, c. 1815
Bonnin Ashley Antiques Inc
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American Federal Game Table, c. 1815
Antique 19th Century American Federal Game Tables
A fine Boston Federal game table in mahogany with fire gilded bronze dore ormolu mounts in the corners of the apron and original brass paw foot casters. Carving is well articulated and ...
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Signed Carved Mahogany Secrétaire à Abattant, Balt...
Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Secretaires
Mahogany
While this form can appear quite boxy and heavy in appearance, the use of four tapered columns, which are embellished with elegant carved scroll capitols, contributes to the openness of...
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Caesar's Crown Quilt
Stella Rubin
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Caesar's Crown Quilt
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Cotton
Beautifully quilted version of a Caesar's Crown quilt. The diamond shapes of the border are repeated in each crown block, making for a nice interplay between the two. It is also interes...
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Tiffany Studios New York American "Lava" Vase
Tiffany Studios
Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Vases and Vessels
A Tiffany Studios New York American Art Nouveau "Lava" vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany. A visit to Mount Etna in Sicily during one of its eruptions is said to have inspired Tiffany to cap...
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Cherry Candle Stand with Drawer, CT, circa 1780
Antique 18th Century American Queen Anne Candle Stands
Cherry
This is a rare form produced during the late 18th century and somewhat into the early 19th century. Many of these candle stands have either lost their drawers or have been modified to a...
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American Folk Painting of a Regatta on Lake Seneca...
Antique 19th Century American Paintings
Painted by Rev. Henry W. Parker from Aurora, New York, 1848. The larger schooner is the "Peterford Nymph". Mounted on a wood panel with an old letter with the local history attached. O...
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Federal Mahogany Carved Shield-back Side Chair, Sa...
Samuel Field McIntire, Jacob Sanderson
Antique 18th Century American Federal Chairs
Mahogany
Federal Mahogany Carved Shield-back Side Chair, Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1791, attributed to Salem cabinetmaker Jacob Sanderson (1757-1810) with carving attributed to Samuel McIntire...
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Neoclassical New York Sofa, Upholstered in Indian ...
Duncan Phyfe
Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Sofas
Poplar
This rare and beautiful sofa is the finest we have ever offered. It is exceptionally graceful in form, yet very "sittable." When we acquired it, it was covered in a very rotten Chinese ...
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Samuel Yellin Grand Staircase Railing
Early 20th Century American Architectural Elements
Wrought Iron
Attributed to Samuel Yellin. Samuel Yellin was a major figure in the early twentieth century Arts and Crafts movement, a master of his trade and a versatile and prolific designer of de...
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Pair of American Gilt Bronze and Crystal Argand La...
Antique 19th Century American Table Lamps
Pair of American two arm git bronze and crystal argand lamps with centered crystal reservoirs surmounted by gilt swans, original etched floral globes with prisms, terminating on tripod ...
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Cupid Directs Young Lovers Toward Shore, Folk Wate...
Antique 19th Century American Paintings
CUPID DIRECTS YOUNG LOVERS TOWARD ETERNITY, AN AMERICAN FOLK WATERCOLOR ON 1817 WATERMARKED PAPER: With terrific folk style, this Federal period American allegorical watercolor and de...
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Chippendale Serpentine Bureau, Connecticut River V...
Antique 18th Century American Chippendale Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Cherry
This chest is of robust size which suggests that it should be considered a commode and has a very warm and strong feeling due to the aged and ambered cherrywood along with the strong ox...
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Early American Ingrain Carpet
Alberto Levi Gallery
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Early American Ingrain Carpet
Antique 19th Century American American Craftsman North and South American R...
A rare flatwoven Ingrain carpet, decorated by an allover trellis pattern reminiscent of early Bessarabians. It is reversible, as the back side is on a black background. A similar Ingrai...
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Rare Swiveling Windsor Stool In Black Paint
Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
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Rare Swiveling Windsor Stool In Black Paint
Antique 19th Century Painted Furniture
RARE SWIVELING WINDSOR STOOL IN BLACK PAINT, CA 1820-1840: This unusual windsor chair is in the form of a medium height stool with a round, swiveling seat. The turnings are in the bam...
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Monumental Tramp Art Mirror by John Martin Zubersk...
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Wall Mirrors
A spectacular and monumental tramp art mirror by esteemed historical tramp artist John Martin Zubersky who lived in Joliet, IL where he made these extraordinary frames. His trademark st...
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Three Sisters of the Northern Neck of Virginia
Blanchard
Antique 18th Century American Paintings
Canvas
Painting of three sisters from the northern neck of Virginia, from the Hand Family Collection, 18th Century American, portrait attributed to Blanchard of Williamsburg and New York.
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Early Queen Anne Grain Painted Spanish Foot Side C...
Antique 18th Century American Dining Room Chairs
Maple
New England, ca. 1740-1750. Early Queen Anne Grain Painted Spanish Foot Side Chair. The chair has a yoked crest above a vasiform splat and trapezoid seat supported on carved Spanis...
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American Victorian Mantle/Pier Mirror
Antiquario
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American Victorian Mantle/Pier Mirror
Antique 19th Century American Victorian Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirror...
Giltwood
Large impressive gilt mirror with original San Francisco label on back. In lovely original condition, circa 1875.
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Excellent Early 19th Century Delaware Valley Silk ...
Antique 19th Century American Decorative Art
American schoolgirls in the Federal period worked stunning silk embroidered pictures that would hang in the stylishly decorated parlors of their parents’ homes. Often large in scale and...
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Tiffany Studios "Daffodil" Leaded Glass Table Lamp...
Tiffany Studios
Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Table Lamps
A Tiffany Studios New York "Daffodil" leaded glass shade featuring a bouquet of daffodil flowers with mottled green leaves and stems branching down from the top of the shade and set aga...
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Carved Mahogany Classical Recamier, Boston, circa ...
Antique 19th Century American Chaises Longues
Mahogany
This is a fine classical recamier with beautifully carved paw feet below a carved cornucopia of fruit. Note the deep carving, in the detailed images. This recamier has fine brass rosett...
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19th C. American Folding Bookstand
Newel LLC
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19th C. American Folding Bookstand
Antique 19th Century American Victorian Magazine Racks and Stands
Iron, Oak
Nineteenth century American bookstand resting upon a thin, unadorned cast iron tripod stand with a rectangular oak top that folds in the form of a book with cast iron ornament.
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19th Century American Hobby Horse Rocker
Newel LLC
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19th Century American Hobby Horse Rocker
Antique 19th Century American Toys
Wood, Paint, Parchment Paper
19th century American parchment veneered hobby horse supported by a green painted and decorated rocker base.
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Pair of Solid Cast Bronze Victorian Dolphin Sconce...
Antique 19th Century American Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze
These stylized dolphins were a common theme during the Victorian times due to the stories seafaring sailors would tell of the Pacific during whale hunting. Large scale and extremely det...
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Rare Hepplewhite Mahogany, One Drawer Stand with C...
Antique 18th Century American Hepplewhite Side Tables
Mahogany
A Rare Hepplewhite (Federal) Mahogany 1 Drawer Stand with carved Tray Top, probably Newport, late 18th century This is a very rare form given the carved tray top. The mode of construc...
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Articulated Baby Doll Mannequin
Just Folk
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Articulated Baby Doll Mannequin
20th Century American Folk Art Toys
Wood
New York Unidentified maker Carved wood and polychrome with red high heels. Ex Mendelsohn Collection See; American Vernacular, pg. 154
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Mahogany Queen Anne Breakfast or Dining Table, Dra...
Antique 18th Century American Drop-leaf and Pembroke Tables
Mahogany
The wood on this table is superb. The leaves are heavy to the weight, which are composed of beautifully figured Cuban mahogany. Few of these dining tables have a drawer, and this has on...
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Carved Horse Head
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
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Carved Horse Head
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures
American, second half of the 19th c. Carved hard wood, metal stand Fine condition with weathered surface. The Horse Head appears to be from an early carousel figure and shows great atte...
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Highly Figured Mahogany Classical Card Table on Sa...
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Card Tables and Tea Tables...
We have sold a number of these tables, as they appear to be quite popular. What impressed us with this table is the magnificent reeded central column. This is hand-carved, and in our de...
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Rooster Weathervane
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
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Rooster Weathervane
Antique 19th Century Weathervanes
Iron
Rochester, New Hampshire, Rochester Iron Works (1850-1915) Ca. 1875-1885. This was a typical form that the Rochester Iron Works Company was known to manufacture. This example has well d...
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New York Classical Grecian Sofa
George Subkoff Antiques, Inc.
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New York Classical Grecian Sofa
Antique 19th Century American Canapes
Mahogany
A New York Classical Grecian Sofa with carved Dolphin arms and winged animal paw feet, attributed to Deming and Bulkely, New York City, cabinetmakers who established a retail shop on Ki...
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American Folk Art Whirligig
Newel LLC
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American Folk Art Whirligig
20th Century American Folk Art Toys
Metal, Wood, Paint
Twentieth century American carved and painted whirligig supported by a tall, thin metal base. The piece is decorated with Americana and immigration iconography, such as a cluster of sky...
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Rooster Weathervane
Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
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Rooster Weathervane
Antique 19th Century Weathervanes
Probably New England, ca. 1880-1900 Full body copper, cast zinc feet. Condition: Excellent, retains traces of original gilt with verdigris surface.
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Gothic Mahogany Burl and Rosewood Tall Case Clock
Stanley Weiss Collection
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Gothic Mahogany Burl and Rosewood Tall Case Clock
Antique 19th Century American Clocks
Mahogany
The Gothic period was relatively short-lived and the tall case clock form was quickly going out of favor, as spring clock works were becoming popular. Consequently, this is a fairly rar...
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1810 American Baltimore Window Bench
David Skinner Antiques
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1810 American Baltimore Window Bench
Antique 19th Century Benches
Mahogany
A beautiful Baltimore window bench. This piece features lovely reeded legs and tall, scrolling arms.
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Griffin Wallmounted Lights [Pair]
Urban Archaeology
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Griffin Wallmounted Lights [Pair]
Early 20th Century American Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze
Overall height: 58" Overall width: 50" Projection: 41"
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Mahogany Sheraton or Federal Upholstered Open Armc...
Antique 19th Century American 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...
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Federal Period Giltwood Convex Mirror
Antique 19th Century American Convex Mirrors
Mirror, Giltwood
Federal period "bulls eye" mirror, of gilt gesso over carved wood, having a convex mirror in round frame decorated with balls, surmounted by a hand-carved American eagle, flanked by a f...
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Rare 19th Century Armitage-Herschell Carousel Trac...
Armitage Herschell Company
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures
Brass, Mahogany
This 19th century wooden Armitage-Herschell track machine carousel horse was originally carved in Tonawanda, New York and dates to the late 1890’s. With a secondary coat of black paint...
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19th c. American Empire Carved Canterbury or Magaz...
Antique 19th Century American Empire Magazine Racks and Stands
Gold Leaf, Wood, Paint
American Empire dark green painted magazine rack or canterbury with one drawer supported by four ball footed legs with an upper portion decorated with ball finials and gilt trimmed cut ...
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Horace Bundy (1814-1883)
Antique 19th Century Paintings
Portrait of a Young Girl Signed on verso; "H Bundy painter, Lebanon NH Nov. 1848" Oil on canvas, in original gilt frame. Condition: Excellent. 37 3/8" x 32 3/8" framed
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Rare Green Elephant Weathervane
Just Folk
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Rare Green Elephant Weathervane
Antique 19th Century American Weathervanes
Sheet Metal, Paint
circa 1890 Pennsylvania Sheet Iron with original paint. Bracing on back. Provenance: David Wheatcroft
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Portrait of a Boy Wearing a Checked Jacket
Antique 19th Century Paintings
Artist unidentified, American, ca. 1820-1840. Provenance: Collection of Donald Stanley Collection of Stewart E. Gregory, Sotheby's 1979, Lot 98.
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Maple William & Mary Dish-top Candlestand
Antique 18th Century Candle Stands
Maple
Candlestand with circular top, turned pedestal, three turned legs and ball feet. Black paint is not original.
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Classical Painted Armchair, Baltimore, circa 1820
Antique 19th Century American American Classical Armchairs
Of grand proportions, this painted chair in Baltimore painted furniture, page 67 (see scan below). It appears that the center was a defining place for individual embellishment, i.e. Clo...
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c.1890 Large American Gothic Stained Glass Window
Antiques on Old Plank Road
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c.1890 Large American Gothic Stained Glass Window
Antique 19th Century American Windows
Stained Glass, Lead
Breathtaking handmade antique American Gothic stained glass window. Due to its large size it most likely came from a church, but, we really don't know. What we do know, is that the colo...
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Tiffany Studios New York "Dogwood" Glass and Bronz...
Tiffany Studios
Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Table Lamps
A Tiffany Studios New York "Dogwood" glass and bronze table lamp. The shade is comprised of white dogwood blossoms with green leaves and yellow centers against a sky blue confetti glass...
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Steinway Grand Piano Model "B" 6' 10" c1887
Robert Morley & Co Ltd
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Steinway Grand Piano Model "B" 6' 10" c1887
Steinway & Sons
Antique 19th Century American Musical Instruments
Metal, Wood
Steinway model "B" 6' 11" Grand Piano c1887 Now completed and ready for you to play The casework has been refinished by hand to a rio rosewood finish This instrument was made in Ha...
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Early Mahogany, Three-Shelf Newport Desk Attribute...
Antique 18th Century American Chippendale Secretaires
Composed of beautifully figured dark, dense Cuban mahogany, this is what the famous Newport desks are known for. Some hallmarks of the Newport tradition are the shaped arch-work above t...
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Mahogany Classical Lyre Side Chair, Duncan Phyfe, ...
Duncan Phyfe
Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Side Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
This is the famous model that Phyfe produced in the classical style. A full set is on exhibit in the Metropolitan museum and in a number of other museums showing the quintessential clas...
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LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Diamonds Border
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Cotton
LeMoyne Stars quilt with stars on an lovely small scale. They measure about 3 1/2" in diameter. Most are red with solid tobacco brown but scattered among the two outermost rows are some...
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Rufus Porter Mural from New Hampshire Tavern
Rufus Porter
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Paintings
Mural by Rufus Porter from Prescott Tavern in East Jaffrey, New Hampshire, c. 1824. This panel was removed from the tavern prior to its being torn down in 1950. This mural hung in the...
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A Rare Diminutive Chippendale Block Front Desk and...
Antique 18th Century American Secretaires
Mahogany, Cedar
AN IMPORTANT AND RARE DIMINUTIVE CHIPPENDALE SHELL-CARVED AND FIGURED MAHOGANY AND CEDARWOOD BLOCK-FRONT DESK AND BOOKCASE The blockfront desk-and-bookcase is one of the most highly re...
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Pair of American Cast Iron Sailor Andirons
Golden & Associates Antiques
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Pair of American Cast Iron Sailor Andirons
Antique 19th Century American Andirons
Pair of American cast iron crouching sailor andirons with original scrolled wavy dog legs. Dealers please call for trade price.
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Mahogany Classical Serving Table with Original Bra...
Circle of John Needles
Antique 19th Century American Serving Tables
Mahogany
This is a striking server of small size featuring beautifully figured mahogany throughout. We attribute this piece to Baltimore on the basis of its reeded legs. This table was obviously...
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Rare Antique American Politcal Flag, 1868 Campaign...
Antique 19th Century Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
36 STARS, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ULYSSES S. GRANT & SCHUYLER COLFAX: 36 star American national parade flag, printed on coarse, glazed cotton. Overprinted in the sec...
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Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt
Stella Rubin
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Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Finely crafted version of a classic Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt. Printed wool challis fabrics are beautifully combined to make the concentric diamonds pattern. Solid wools are used for ...
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Very Rare Gambling Mills Double Dewey Slot Machine
Alpen Art & Antiques
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Very Rare Gambling Mills Double Dewey Slot Machine...
Mills Novelty Company
Early 20th Century American Games
This artfully carved and magnificently preserved Mills Double Dewey Slot Machine was crafted by Mills Novelty Co. circa 1906, out of Chicago. Still intact are the original maker’s trade...
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Childs Riding Horse
American Primitive Gallery
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Childs Riding Horse
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures
Wood
Carved and painted wood horse with leather saddle applied with brass tacks. This horse was probably made for a fortunate child and attached to a platform with wheels to be pulled or rod...
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Wooden Fish Weathervane
American Primitive Gallery
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Wooden Fish Weathervane
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Weathervanes
Wood
Old handmade fish weathervane with open mouth filled with unusual metal teeth. The weathered wood fish would have made a dramatic image over the roof of a New England house. The fish ...
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Pair of American Sunface Andirons
M. Finkel & Daughter
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Pair of American Sunface Andirons
Antique 19th Century American Andirons
Iron
Rare pair of sunface andirons, cast iron, attributed to Bradley & Hubbard, Meriden, CT, circa 1890.
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Hudson Valley NY Childs Chair
Antique 19th Century American Children's Furniture
Wood
Hudson Valley NY, Child's Chair, circa 1890, with some original stencil decoration.
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American Mahogany Game Table. Circa 1790
Antique 18th Century American Game Tables
American mahogany flip top game table with hand stenciled centered lyre pedestal, resting on saber legs with stenciled acanthus motif and original brass casters.
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Seated Boy Folk Sculpture
American Primitive Gallery
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Seated Boy Folk Sculpture
Unknown
20th Century American Folk Art Sculptures
Fine carving of a seated figure with legs outstretched. This sculpture combines the movement of the hands with a subtlety of the carved detailed surface.
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American Mahogany Center Table .Philadelphia , Cir...
A. Belokopytoff
Antique 19th Century Center Tables
American Cuban / flame Mahogany tilt top tripod pedestal table with carved acanthus and lions paw feet with original brass casters. Table retains original locking mechanism. Philadelph...
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Spectacular Maryland Desk and Bookcase
Arader Galleries
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Spectacular Maryland Desk and Bookcase
Antique 18th Century American Bookcases
Cherry, Poplar
This desk and bookcase is one of the most ambitious Western Maryland examples to survive from the Federal Period. It hails from Hagerstown, in the northern Shenandoah Valley, and repre...
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19th c. Set of 4 Federal American Chairs
Antique 19th Century American Federal Dining Room Chairs
Wood, Paint
Set of four chairs, newly upholstered in silk and linen Leopard velvet. Original painted gilt finish from the early 1800s. Very sturdy comfortable chairs that has been updated beautif...
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