Louis XVI period flame mahogany bureau plat or writing desk, the upper case incorporating 4 fascia drawers, one with an original locked safe, on four squared legs ending in brass sabots, the writing surface and a side slide fitted with green tooled leather, all original keys included. France, c. 1790. Dimensions: 30" x 51 3/4" W x 26" D.
Early northern European carved oak document box. Swedish or German, circa 1720. Scalloped steel mounts, hand-forged nails with original leather nail pads, and low turned feet. Lovely condition. All original including the key. There is an old inventory number on the base. Measures 18.25" wide, 12.5" deep, and 10" high. 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
A Meiji Period Japanese oblong shape black lacquer tray decorated with classic bird, bat & cloud motifs, on a custom designed black lacquered faux bamboo table or stand, with a large turned finial centering four arching stretchers. Japan, c. 1870. Dimensions: 28" H x 24" W x 14 1/2" D
Jennie Burr with her teacher, oil on canvas, circa 1880. Excellent condition. Canvas measures 24 x 32 inches,and frame measures 28 x 36 inches. Fannie Burr (1858-1931) was born into Monroe, CT's most prominent family. Her father was a very successful farmer. She attended and graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. She is isted in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Her work was exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. A catalogue of her work was produced by The Connecticut Gallery, Inc. This painting was acquired directly from an heir to the estate. 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
16th century Franco Flemish tapestry section. Romantic scene of two musicians on a decorated balcony with a parrot perched on the balustrade. Measures approximately 75.5 inches high x 56.5 inches wide. Good condition with an old silk backing. There is light fading and some separation here and there in the fabric, which is typical for tapestries from this period.