Early American country pine work table with sliding drawer c1830. This early country furniture piece has two wide top boards and original finish. Measures 60 inches wide by 30 inches deep and 30 inches high. The drawer measures 5 and one half inches high by 40 inches wide and is quite unusual because it slides through on either side on wood rollers. Deep rich old patina. 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
American Federal cherry butler's chest circa 1790. Two small drawers over a large central drawer flanked by two bottle drawers over three drawers. All original except the finish which was enhanced many years ago. A rare piece of American Federal furniture in a very unusual size and form. It measures 49.5 inches high to the wave cut back splash, 40.5 inches high to the surface, 42.5 inches wide and 20 inches deep. Fine hand cut dovetails. The gently scalloped base ends in low French 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: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
American Sheraton Mahogany antique D End Dining Table. circa 1810 to 1820. This "antique dining table" measures 47 inches wide by 47 inches long and the table top is 29 and one half inches off the ground. Each leaf measure 20 and three quarters inches. When it is fully opened it measures 88 inches. Both leaves have to be raised at the same time to extend the table.Good original condition.The legs are lovely each with long slim fluted tapers.This is a very popular form because the table can be separated and used as two servers. 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
Set four period antique American Rod Back Windsor Chairs c1800. This is a true set of period American "Rod back Windsors" dating from 1790 to 1810. They are hickory and pine with solid plank seats. Each chair measures 34 and one half inches to the top of the back,17 and one quarter inches to their seats and 15 inches deep overall. Each chair is in excellent condition and strong not loose at all. One of these chairs has a label on the bottom that says Jane Mae Murphy Born 10.1.1776 married John Duncan Born 1.24.1768 on December 15,1795. This is one of the four chairs alike that was part of their wedding outfit. Their daughter Hannah (named for his her Grandmother Hannah Henry) was born April 26 1798 Married Capt. Thomas Patterson Born Aug. 10.1786 on April 30,1818. 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
Frank A(lfred) Bicknell oil on canvas painted in Stamford, CT. Signed lower left and titled "An October Sunset" in pencil on stretcher. Condition is excellent, no in-painting, holes, or tears. The canvas measures 24 x 30 inches. This was the artist's 1908 entry submission to the National Academy of Design, catalog #216. He believed this painting represented the best of his work. The scene is highlighted with luminous pinks, yellows and greens. American Impressionist Frank Bicknell was an important member of the famed Old Lyme, CT, art colony. He was born in 1866 in Augusta, ME, and died in 1943 in Essex, CT. His other addresses include Malden, MA, New York City, and Old Lyme, CT. He studied with his father, Albion H. Bicknell, and at the prestigious Academie Julien in Paris. His memberships include ANA, Paris AAA, SC, NAC, Allied Am. Artists, NAD, SPNY, PAA and Chicago WC Soc. For more information, please see Who Was Who in American Art, Vol. 1, page 309. NOTE on Oct 21 2004, at Shannons Fine Art Auction, a Bicknell titled The Old Apple Orchard, Springtime, Auvers Sur Oise, measuring 32 by 39 inches, estimated at $20,000 to $30,000, realized $57,750. If you are interested in viewing this painting, please call for an appointment.