RARE antique American Victorian walnut marble top dresser c1865-85, attributed to Thomas Brooks, NY. Solid black walnut with burl walnut accent veneers. Excellent original condition including the inset marble. Very unusual design, in the Eastlake taste. Measures 90 inches high, 54 inches wide, and 24 inches deep. Large plate glass mirror mounted in elaborate frame with turret crest and candle brackets; three drawers, the top one divided; secret bottom drawer for valuables. Museum quality.
Mary Tarleton Knollenberg bronze sculptures of rampant French Percheron horses. Signed on base, Knollenberg and Tarleton. This is a true matched pair, left and right. Each horse measures 25.5 inches high, 9 inches deep and 6.5 inches wide at the base. Beautiful rich original patina. A New York Times story on January 7, 1993 noted that Mary Tarleton Knollenberg, a sculptor, died on December 21 at her home in Chester, Connecticut. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Knollenberg worked in bronze and stone and specialized in female forms, usually nudes. Her work was exhibited in New York, at Yale University and several galleries in Connecticut. Mrs. Knollenberg was born in Great Neck, Long Island, NY. She won a Guggenheim fellowship to study in Paris. She also studied under Mahonri Young in New York and Heinz Warneke in Washington. She was married for 35 years to Bernhard Knollenberg, a lawyer, Revolutionary War historian and librarian of Yale's Sterling Memorial Library. He died in 1973. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE, OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open daily 10am-4pm. www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Large antique pine drop leaf harvest table with slim tapered swing legs. The swing legs allow easy chair placement. Measures 7 feet long, 29 inches high, and 19.5 inches wide with two 17 inch leaves that open to 54 inches wide. Large arm chairs easily slide beneath. We show 6 very large English Windsor chairs around the table, but there is plenty of room for 8 chairs. It would also be fabulous behind a sofa or in a large foyer.
American cherry cabinet with sliding doors circa 1830. Perfectly matched cherry boards with no heartwood. Two part construction. The upper section has a tapered crest, fixed shelves, divided light doors with molded grilles, and original blown glass panes. The lower section has 2 flat paneled doors, cubbyhole interior, and a tapered foot base. Measures 58.5 W at crest, 53.5 W at case, 12.25 D at crest, 9.75 D at case, base is 23 H, top is 62.5 H, shelves are 7 D and shelf clearance is 11.5. This cabinet may have been a mercantile display piece. We like it as a bookcase. It is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE, OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Exceptional American Empire mahogany sofa, circa 1830. Bold shell carved arms ends and paw feet. The frame is in excellent original condition, and the upholstery is intact but shows some light discolorations. From an important East Haddam CT riverfront estate. Measures 88 inches wide, 32.5 inches high to the back, 30 inches high to the arms, 18 inches high to the seat, and 23 inches deep.This sofa is similar to a sofa in a sketch by Anthony Quervelle (1789-1856) at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts. See the ad by Sumpter Priddy lll of Alexandria Virginia in the January issue of the Maine Digest showing a children's example of a similar sofa for $12,500... This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com