18th century painted tin (tole ware) dome top box made in the Upson Tin Shop in the Marion section of Southington, CT. The Upson Shop was operating from 1793 to 1837. The box bears the Upson signature mark on the front panel. Excellent condition with just one piece missing on the lock cover. Measures 6.5"long by 3" deep by 3.5" high. Please see Volume 1 of "American Painted Tinware a Guide to its Identification," by Gina Martin and Lois Tucker, pages 55 and 67, to see this exact signature. 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 set of 7 William Capen (born c. 1801) painted Windsor tablet-top chairs in original yellow paint, Portland, Maine, circa 1830-40. Excellent original condition, some very minor restoration to decoration. Each chair measures 17.5" W at the seat, 19.5 inches wide at the top, 17.5" H to the seat, and 34.25" H to the back. For an identical example, please see page 539, Figure 7-111, American Windsor Chairs by Nancy Goyne Evans, published 1996 by Hudson Hill Press and Winterthur Museum.
A striking American primitive or naive painting of a cut watermelon and peaches in a shallow, scalloped ceramic dish; oil on artist's board, mounted in a classic silver leaf frame w/linen fillet. Painting size: 19.5" W x 14.5" H. American, anonymous, circa 1850.
A large hand-carved Black Forest style wall bracket or shelf supported by classic woodland motifs, centering a tree-trunk, surrounded by acanthus leaves, acorn and acorn leaves, etc. German or Swiss, circa 1860. Dimensions: 13" H x 24" W x 8.75" D
Spanish colonial triple arm tin candelabra on paneled base circa 1800-50 in very good condition. This was a very complicated piece to make with all its bends and contours. Each joint was hand silver-soldered by a skilled tinsmith. Measures 14" high x 19" wide, with a 6.5" round base. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com