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. We are selling BOTH catalogs together and do not wish to sell them separately. ATTENTION: THIS ITEM IS BEING AUCTION ON EBAY AUCTION NUMBER 192137335186
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
Early American pine blanket chest in original red paint 1745-1760. Measures 39 inches wide, 19.5 inches deep and 38.5 inches high. Fine original condition including the surface and the handmade rose headed nails. Lift top with two false over two actual drawers. Bootjack ends. 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
Vintage Hitchcock Chair company solid oak kitchen dining extension table with 4 matching solid oak chairs made on January 18th 1983 in like new condition, consisting of a table with stenciled top, two leaves, four chairs, two arm and two sides. The four legs were made to be removed for easy shipping. The table is 42 inches round and 29.5 inches high with two 14 inch leaves. With both leaves in the table is 70 inches long. The arm chairs each measure 38 inches to top of their backs, 17.5" to top of seat, 26.5" across front arms and 17.5 inches deep. The two side chairs each measure 17.5" to top of seat, 37" to top of back, 16 " deep and 18.25" across their fronts. This table is extremely strong, no wiggle and the leaves fit perfectly with no effort at all. The chairs are strong and very comfortable. They are one of the most comfortable Hitchcock chair designs.
Set of 6 Windsor slat back chairs in original paint. Pennsylvania, probably Lancaster County, circa 1815. Elegant hand stenciling in gold on faded black. True rush seats. Very good original estate condition and finish with a few minor early repairs. Strong and comfortable. Each chair measures 18 inches wide across the front, 17.75 inches high to the seat, 33.5 inches high to the top of the thumbs and 16 inches deep. 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