R J Horner Company inlaid mahogany desk chair with mother of pearl highlights. This chair measures 41 inches high to the top, 26.5 inches high to the arms, 20 inches high to the seat, 20 inches wide at the crest, 25.25 inches wide at the arms, 23 inches wide at the seat, 23 inches deep, and 21 x 21 inside. Newly upholstered in cream damask and re-glued, it is both strong and comfortable. It would make the perfect desk or side chair. In 1886, Robert J. Horner set up his business at 61-65 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. What made his marketing plan unique is that he targeted not only wealthy New Yorkers who were seeking to furnish or redecorate their homes, but those of more moderate means as well. In fact, the company specifically referred to its wares as "First-class and Medium Quality Furniture" in its advertising at the time. In this way, Horner took up where J&J.W. Meeks had left off in 1868. "An article in The New York Times written within the year the firm opened noted that Horner reproduced "European novelties", but was also an innovator with new designs and always on the cusp of emerging trends. The feature also noted that the company manufactured all their own goods at that time. They used fine mahogany and oak hardwoods to produce high style pieces that remain extremely popular with Victorian furniture enthusiasts today." History taken from http://antiques.about.com/od/funituredesigners/ss/RJHorner021613.htm If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Vintage French Art Deco letter opener circa 1920. Steel saber shaped blade with brass and black enamel striped handle ending in steel tip. Unusual and elegant. Measures 9.75 inches long. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Beautiful American Victorian rosewood travel writing box, with secret compartment c1860. Measures 12 inches wide, 9 inches deep and 7 inches high. Excellent original condition. There is a brass pin one pushes to release the bottom drawer and another that releases the panel underneath the lid, which pops out to reveal a secret letter compartment. This piece would also make a wonderful jewelry box.
F. Barbedienne bronze desk top double inkwell c1880. b Saint-Martin-de-Fresnay, Calvados, 10 Jan 1810; d Paris, 21 March 1892. Excellent casting detail. Measures 10 inches high to top of head, 2 inches to top of the base,7 inches deep and 16.5 inches wide. (Signed on front right. The hand blown cobalt blue glass inserts are original to the piece. The Bust depicts Roman Emperor Lucius Versus, who co-ruled with his father-in-law Emperor Marcus Aurelius, form AD 161 to 169 when he died. By 1850 the firm was also producing a wide range of decorative objects chandeliers, vases and furniture in a variety of revival styles (e.g. Neo-Grec, Gothic and Louis XVI). Between 1850 and 1854 the firm provided furnishings in the Renaissance Revival style for the H?tel de Ville, Paris. From 1851 the firm, by then known as Barbedienne, received numerous medals at the international exhibitions, including medals in three different classes at the International Exhibition of 1862 in London. Barbedienne's work in enamel, which was at the forefront of the revival of enamelwork in France in the 19th century, was shown for the first time at this exhibition (e.g. gilt metal vase with champleve enamel, c. 1862; London, V&A). In 1886 he was awarded the Jean Goujon Gold Medal by the Society de Encouragement pour le Industrie Nationale. The business was carried on by Barbedienne's nephew after his death. To learn more about this famous artist go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Barbedienne
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