Early American pine dry sink circa 1800. Hand made of single wide boards, with large hand cut dovetails, and an open top with a single drawer over two bottom doors. It measures 37.75 inches wide by 19.5 inches deep by 35 inches high. The inside dimensions of the open top are 29.5 inches wide by 17.75 inches deep by 4 inches high. Some old professional repairs to back feet, typical of antique country furniture. 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: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Antique Queen Anne mahogany wine stand. Twist carved shaft over tripod snake foot base ending in pad feet. First quarter of the 19th century. Each of the three legs are hand dovetailed into the base column. Superb rare twist carving. Made from the finest solid mahogany. Measures 28 inches high with a 10.5 inch square single board lipped top. Strong and sturdy.
Vintage Italian bombe front chest. Two drawers, solid brass pulls, cabriole legs. Allover honey brown fruitwood parquet veneers. Mid 20th century. Excellent condition. Measures 29 inches high, 25 inches wide at the front, 28 inches wide at the back, 14 inches deep at the front and 13 inches deep at the sides.
Two very rare hardcover auction catalogs: the Garvan Collection, sold in 1931 by the American Art Assoc., Anderson Galleries, Inc. (conducted by O. Bernet, H. H. Parke, A. N. Bade and H. E. Russell, Jr.); and the Hearst Collection Part II, sold in 1938 by Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. (conducted by O. Bernet, H. H. Parke and H. E. Russell, Jr.). We have searched and cannot find any other hardcover catalogs for these sales. Each hammer price is marked in pencil beside the corresponding description. There are also pencil (and one ink) corrections of several erroneous lot descriptions. An amazing find and a must have for any serious collector highly important Americana. These auctions took place after the stock market crash of 1929 when very few people had the means to buy expensive antiques, so clearly very few hardcover catalogs were produced. The owner must have been an active buyer. Her name and address are inked on the first inside page of each catalogue: Julia F. D. D---, 277 Federal Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts. Very good condition, tight bindings, clean bright covers stamped in gold on the spines. Each book measures 10.5 x 7.25 inches. The Garvan Collection sale consisted of 402 lots of early American furniture, pewter, Currier & Ives prints, and ceramics, and apparently realized $242,842.50. Part II of the Hearst Collection sale consisted of 570 lots of early American furniture and historical Staffordshire, and apparently realized a total of $80,972.50.
Vintage set of 5 birdcage Windsor dining chairs made by the Hitchcock Chair Company. Solid maple with bamboo turnings and stencil paint. Each chair measures 33 inches high to the back, 17.5 inches high to the seat, 16 inches deep, 18.5 inches across the base, and 33 inches across the back. Excellent estate condition. Each chair bears the Hitchcock stamps on the back edge of the seat. 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: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiques.com