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.
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.
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.
Victorian side chair pierce carved from solid rosewood c1860 in the style of John Henry Belter. Unusual back designed with a pair of columns entwined with scrolls ending in a floral crest. Seat upholstered in Stroheim and Roman woven jacquard. Measurements: 40 H to back; 18.5 H to (crowned) seat; 16 W at back; 16.75 W at seat; 19.5 W at knees; 17.5 D at seat; and 23.75 D overall. Superb condition.
Rare Georgian period tilt top tea or breakfast table. The shaped border boasts 6 deeply dish-carved scallop shells (integral, not applied). The carved center column and tripod base end in ball and claw feet. This rare table measures 29 inches across and 28 inches high. Beautiful surface, solid plumb pudding mahogany, excellent condition.