Mahogany Chippendale style corner chair in the Philadelphia mode, hand made by Sypher & Co., 1883, 739 and 741 Bway N.Y. City #107. Dimensions are 39 and one eighth x 25.25 x 25.25 inches. New York, at the turn of the century, had fine cabinetmakers, such as Hagen and Company that built fine copies of Phyfe’s furniture, whose tools, etc. he purchased and added to Phyfe’s already legendary pieces; another was Sypher & Co. This corner chair is branded (see below) and has claw and ball feet in addition to carved shells on the seat frame, acanthus carving on the legs and, if this were not enough, carved splats and reeded arm supports. Excellent original condition. The identical twin to this chair was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1994 for their permanent collection.
Silver plated footed butler's serving tray. Bristol engraved pattern by Poole. overall 25" x 15.5" x 2". Excellent condition.
Regency period mahogany and mahogany-veneered pedestal sideboard, England circa 1820. Original surface, lovely design and proportions. Stepped top with shaped gallery, center frieze drawer, right pedestal with two short drawers above a door that opens to a zinc lined bottle drawer, left pedestal with two short drawers above a door that opens to four plate shelves, brass pulls, set on short curved front legs. Height 46.25, width 71, depth 22 inches.
Paul Sormani Louis XVI style mahogany card table. France, circa 1900. The top has a panel of bookmatched burlwood set in an inlaid frame of satinwood, ebony, and mahogany with a cast bronze edge; it opens to a felt playing surface. The turned legs have burlwood inlay, ormolu mounts and cylindrical feet. The two rear legs pull out to reveal a narrow drawer and to support the top. There is a brass maker's label "P. Sormani Rue Charlot Paris." Height 29.5, width 37, depth 17.5 closed and 35 opened.
Antique set of six French walnut dining chairs circa 1860. Newly upholstered in moss green velvet. These stunning chairs are in excellent condition, strong and comfortable. Each chair base bears a label from the original upholsterer, W. D. Scott Upholsterer, Perth 117 73 Street. W. D. Scott was at 18 and 20 Mill Street Perth from 1845-1885. Each chair measures 17.5 inches wide, 15.5 inches deep, 18 inches high to the seat and 34 inches high to the back.