Serene and quiet oil on canvas painting titled Cow Coming Home signed Constance Tryon. Tryon was a 19th century Btitish artist. Frame measures 35.5 x 29.75 inches; canvas measures 26 x 20 inches. Good, clean original estate condition.
An Vintage English Gothic Revival open-arm long bench, the tall back featuring classic medieval inspired carved archways, trefoils and spires topped with fleur-dis-lis, including diamond design pierced front & side stretchers and curved arms with carved acanthus leaf decoration; a newly upholstered hunter green & red stripe cotton slip seat. England, c. 1890--1910. Dimensions: 64" W x 46" H x 24" D This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER, 756 MIDDLESEX AVE, OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm. www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Olive Parker Black summer landscape oil painting on canvas. Signed lower right. The painting measures 16 x 24 inches and the period gold leaf frame measures 29 x 37 inches. Excellent condition. Olive Parker Black (1868–1948) was a talented American female artist who thrived during the primarily male-dominated period of nineteenth century American painting, Olive Parker Black studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League, under the tutelage of renowned American painters, Hugh Bolton Jones, William Merritt Chase, and Edwin Blashfield. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the artist spent much of her career in New York, though she often summered in the Berkshire Mountains, where she painted many of her prized landscapes. Black was a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the New York Society of Painters, the American Artists Professional League, and the Copley Society in Boston. During her lifetime, Black exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, the Boston Art Club, the Society of American Artists, and the Carnegie Institute. For a biography of the artist: see Falk "Who Was Who in American Art" page 332
Louis XV period bureau plat, or flat top desk, with kingwood parquet veneers, circa 1760. Measures 47.5 inches wide by 22.5 inches deep and 29.5 inches high. The knee hole space measures 12 inches wide and is 22 inches from the floor. This exquisite desk retains its original bronze mountings, locks, key and leather writing surface, and is finished all around. An ink inscription inside the center drawer reads: Bought Sept. 1923 Au Berceau Royal Paris. Excellent original condition. 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 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Rare museum quality Kangxi period Tibetan scholar's lift top scroll chest. Late 17th to early 18th century. Exquisitely hand painted front panel depicts a magnificent writhing dragon amid blue and green clouds on a red orange ground; the side panels are in tiger pelt motif. All original including the hand wrought iron hardware. It measures 41 inches high by 58 inches wide by 19.5 inches deep. This is one of the most stunning examples of Chinese painted furniture we have ever seen. For a related example, please see Chinese Furniture by Michel Beurdeley, published by Kodansha International, 1979, plate 152. 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 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com