Antique Nathan Margolis mahogany Chippendale style slant front desk dated 1917. Beautifully fitted interior, ball and claw feet. The early examples of Nathan Margolis furniture bore hand written paper receipts glued to the back boards, and this desk bears a label that states: "This desk was made for Mr Frank D Glazier by Nathan Margolis Hartford Conn and was given to Mr Philip A Galzier Sept 25, 1917." It measures 34 inches wide, 40.75 inches high and 19.75 inches deep. Excellent condition with original finish. Handmade from the finest perfectly matched solid mahogany available at that time. Nathan Margolis reproduced the finest 18th and early 19th century American antiques during the early 20th century by coping examples in the collections of America's most important museums.
Stunning set of six Federal style walnut chairs hand made by the Amana Chair Colony, established in Iowa in 1855. Each chair was hand built of heavy stock solid black walnut and numbered underneath from 1 to 6. This is a true matched set in pristine condition. Purchased about 30 years ago, this chair style is no longer being made. These chairs are extremely strong, clean and comfortable and have a smooth satin finish. Dimensions: 32.5" H to the back, 18" H to the seat, 15.5" D, 14.5" W across the seat back and 16.75" W across the seat front. The Amana Colony stems from a religious movement started in 1714 in Germany by Eberhard L. Gruber and Johann F. Rock. They had both grown displeased with the dogmatism of the Lutheran Church and began to study the Pietism teachings of Philipp Spenser. The Amana Colonies are 7 villages on 26,000 acres (11,000 ha) located in Iowa County in east-central Iowa: Amana (or Main Amana), East Amana, High Amana, Middle Amana, South Amana, West Amana, and Homestead. The villages were built and settled by German Pietists, who were persecuted in their homeland by the German state government and the Lutheran Church. Calling themselves the True Inspiration Congregations (German: Wahre Inspiration's Gemeinden),they first settled in New York near Buffalo in what is now the town of West Seneca. However, seeking more isolated surroundings, they moved to Iowa (near present-day Iowa City) in 1856. They lived a communal life until 1932.
Vintage set of 4 maple Queen Anne style country kitchen dining chairs w rush seats c1920. These are very strong, sturdy chairs with their original rush seats in excellent condition. 2 sides and 2 arms. The arm chairs each measure 44 inches top of back, 27 inches top of arms, 18.5 inches top of seat, 27 inches across arms and 17.5 inches deep. The side chairs are 43.5 inches high.
Antique Chinese Ming style tall stand in original red wash surface. Bamboo, blossom and fence carved sides over "cracked ice" lattice-work bottom shelf. Excellent original condition with a rich reddish-brown surface. Measures 14.5 inches square by 30.5 inches tall.
Antique wicker table c1880 in excellent condition. Measures 43 inches across, 28.5 inches deep and 31 inches high. The tray top is removable for easy change of fabric.