Extraordinary rare vintage Eldred Wheeler Dunlap School style high chest on frame. Five over four drawers in fine strong tiger maple, with elegant molding, carved fan motif, cabriole legs, and the elaborately scrolled skirt so typical of Dunlap cabinetry. Labeled inside top drawer of base. Three part construction (base, lower cabinet, and upper cabinet). Dimensions overall: 81" H x 41" W x 21.5" D. Excellent clean condition, showing very few signs of wear. Eldred Wheeler is no longer in the business of creating hand crafted copies of Colonial masterpieces.
Vintage rare matched pair of Eldred Wheeler Chippendale style tiger maple four drawer chests. Hand-crafted with strong allover solid tiger maple boards. The graduated drawers are hand-dovetailed with hand-chamfered drawer bottoms. The tops are 35 inches wide by 18.5 inches deep. The cases are 33 inches wide by 18 inches deep. The bracket bases are 35 inches wide by 18.5 inches deep. Excellent clean estate condition. Eldred Wheeler hand crafted the finest reproductions of period American furniture. The company is no longer in business.
Leather backed set of Historie de France comprising 13 volumes. Published in Paris in 1834 by IMPRIMERIE DE CASIMIR, Rue de la Vieille-Monnais, no 12. Edited by L. Mame. Very good condition. No broken bindings or torn pages. Each volume measures 8.5 x 5 inches x 1 inch. From the collection of a retired Yale University librarian and scholar.
18th century Pennsylvania walnut tall chest of drawers. Country Chippendale, circa 1780. Original brasses, secret compartment, and ogee bracket base. Note the burl drawer over two book-matched drawers (2nd down from the top). Such a wonderful artistic detail. Some old restoration, such as to be expected from a piece of this period. Measures 68 inches tall, 21.5 inches deep at the case, 23.5 inches deep at the cornice, 42 inches wide at the case, and 46.5 wide at the cornice.
Vintage museum quality artisan basket titled "Corn Circle" by renowned basket weaver Joan Brink (born April 11, 1945-), crafted July 22, 2002. Measures 7.5" h x 13 inches in diameter. Dyed and bleached cane with ebonized tropical walnut rim, rim base and lid, with turquoise heishi beads. The following is a quote from Joan Brink: "Each basket I design and create is the result of a particular meditation. This basket marks the first in a series of smaller, highly decorative pieces with lids. I am calling them "Treasure Baskets". The basket design centers around the symbols of corn and crows: corn being the symbol of abundance in the Southwest and crows siginfiying magic. I have used my checkerboard symbol for water as decorative panels to set off the four plain panels of negative space in which I've placed the pairs of corn. Over each corn pair is centered a crow in a upper band of white. The four corn pairs and the four crows mark the four cardinal directions and suggest the dynamics of a medicine wheel. 7/22/2002 Joan Brink"