Spring Select Auction 2007

Antique and Elegant Fine Furniture

343. Wooton Desk, walnut with burled panels. Cast iron slots to doors, left reads Letters, right Wooton Desk Manf Co Indianapolis IND, W.S. Wooton, Patent Oct 6 1874. Fully panelled front, sides and back. Doors open to fully fitted interior and hand carved bird's eye maple drop front panel, opening into a writing surface and additional fitted interior compartments, original bird's eye maple drawer fronts. Ornate carved crown with carved scroll finials. Old finish, excellent condition. All original hardware in dramatic patina with mint green highlights, three hinges per door. 72"h x 40"w (closed) x 31"d. 10,000-15,000
353. 19th century Scottish linen press, richly grained mahogany, expert carving, central domed mirrored door flanked by ribbon wrapped fluted columns with carved capitals of fruits, nuts, blossoms and pierce-carved vining, large domed crown carved with shield, nuts, pods and pierce-carved vining, central door over interior drawers flanked by two doors with panels with carved rippled edging. Breaks down into eight pieces. Minor losses to veneer and to vining at crown. 106"h x 94"w x 26"d. 5,000-10,000
355. Matched pair of deeply carved standing silver chests, one divided drawer over one door, beautifully carved with Minerva head and scroll work to front panel with geometric and scrolled edging, corners deeply carved with curls, drapes, pods and leaves, all on stippled backgrounds. Side panels carved with crests, pods, leaves and scrolling. Atop leaf-capped bun feet, good old finish, tops lacquered, 40"h x 29"w x 21"d. 2,500-3,500
344. Boldly flamed mahogany breakfront secretary, detailed pierce carved crown, elegant carvings to door fronts, geometric and scrolled accents to base. Large central cabinet with scrolled top flanked by two side cabinets, drop front secretary with fitted interior over three drawers flanked by two doors, two piece construction, superb condition, 88"h x 46"w x 14"d, Exceptional. 2,000-3,000
267. Exceptional carved walnut Victorian turtle top table. Four separate carvings to skirt, each a variation on love birds in and around a nest with eggs, oak leaves, pods, and trumpet blossoms. Each knee is deeply carved with a squirrel climbing branches with nuts and leaves, towards the nests. Pierced stretcher with central urn finial filled with fruit and nuts topped by a squirrel pinning down a bird. 29.5"h x 44" x 31". Condition: minor loss to one bird, refinished, top pristine, superb overall. 2,000-3,000
354. Elegant cherry and burled walnut corner cupboard with mahogany interior, brilliant graining throughout, carved shell crown, paneled cut corners, inlaid diamond escutcheons, impressive bracket feet, 78.5"h x 36"w x 18"d. 1,500-2,000
85. c.1800 George III mahogany double chair-back settee, dovetailed stretcher, 38"h x 52"w x 21"d, a terrific period settee. Condition: one thin heel missing to right rear foot, expected wear. 1,750-2,500
84. Heavily carved walnut cassone, dramatic front panel with bare-breasted ladies, blossoms and scrolling, around center cartouche of tree of life on stone wall, flanked by panels with carved linen folds, side panels also in linen fold carving, on four detailed hairy paw feet, top fully carved with scrolling, floral medallions and geometric accents. 21"h x 60"w x 20.5"d, excellent condition. 1,200-1,500
281. Louis XV style eight drawer lingerie chest, 20th century, cut corner mottled marble top, ormolu mounts, ornate brass wreath ring hardware, 52"h x 30"w x 15"d, 1" loose veneer bottom left side, loss to finish on cabinet fronts and corners. 1,500-2,000
102. 19th century English oak two-piece divided chest of drawers, two over three, bracket feet, good old finish, 42"h x 39"w x 20"d. 1,500-2,000
210. Walnut hanging mirror, upper bout relief carved with Federal eagle design between turned columns, bevelled mirror flanked by reeded columns with tall acanthus capitals, ball finials, 35.5"h x 29"w x 3.5"d, minor losses to sides. 800-1,200
382. Carved and gilt hanging shelf, deeply open carved acanthus leaves, 17"h x 16"w x 10"d, a few insignificant age cracks, superb condition.  The best shelf of this kind we have seen. 600-800
138. Fine upholstered wingback chair, nicely rolled arms, covered in gold jacquard type fabric, the best claw and ball feet we have seen, 45"h x 32"w x 26"d, excellent condition. 700-900
30. Mahogany inlaid knife box, bow front, slant lid, linear inlaid edges, silver eschutcheon and ring handle, inlaid star to lid interior, four-section interior, minor inlay losses, 15"h x 9.25"w x 11"d. 600-800
31. Mahogany inlaid knife box, serpentine front with herringbone inlaid edging, silver eschutcheon, slant lid with inlaid conch shell medallion, inlaid star to underside of lid, interior has original fitted knife holder, some veneer splits and losses, overall very good condition, 14.5"h x 8.5"w x 10"d. 600-800
109. Impressive flame grained oak Victorian lamp table with turned and ropetwist legs atop dramatic iron claw and glass ball feet, beeded trim to undershelf with ornate acanthus leaf supports, good old finish, some scratches, 30"h x 30" square top. 400-600
29. Fabulous pair of wrought iron andirons with bronzed patina, large dolphin wrapping around a reeded column to each, flame finials, scrolled feet, excellent condition, 27.5"h x 11"w x 21"d. 600-800
357. Stained and leaded glass fire screen, five panels in wrought iron frames with scrolled feet and crowns, many green jewels. Center panel has tree of life over central panel in mottled pink and white glass surrounded by the phrase SALVE QVISQIVS ADES (All who come are welcome), 43.5"h x 80"w, minor breaks to several segments, overall very good condition. 1,500-2,500
304. Fully carved walnut hall chair with extensive open work, large central medallion to back with open mouthed grotesque face surrounded by acanthus and floral designs, split scroll crown with central flower-filled urn. Floral medallions to seat with stippled background. Front of base has central medallion with dancing lion flanked by two man-in-the-moon faces, violin scrolls to each corner. Partial split to back, repaired upper corner, several chips. 52"h x 16" x 16". 400-600
139. Very early carved chest with scrolling and medallions, ornate oversized copper trimmings to sides and top in nut brown patina with mint green highlights, twisted wrought iron handles, two old replaced supports to underside of lid, hinge needs screws, 22"h x 33"w x 20"d. 350-550
356. Walnut Renaissance Revival marble top table, fancy underpinning with center stem and circular medallions, nicely carved skirt with applied medallions, white ogee marble top in notched corner form, 30"h x 33" x 24". 500-700
127. Walnut Victorian marble top table, large applied overlapping leaves to uprights and broad turned center stem, turtle top form with white ogee marble, 29"h x 32" x 24". 400-600
115. 18th century English two-drawer bow front low boy, burled inset top and drawer fronts, Queen Anne legs, three-board back, old finish, 35"h x 36"w x 21"d. Fair condition: several losses to veneer and edging, age cracks, repair to top of hind leg, structurally sound. 400-600
365. Lacquered breakfront with applied jade, mother of pearl and stone decorations, four doors over four drawers over four doors, lower doors have two large birds to each with surrounding foliage, decorated throughout with vines, blossoms, fish and birds, with gold highlighted accents including insects, leaves and blossoms, 80"h x 71"w x 20"d, last half 20th century 1,000-2,000
366. Corner cabinet, two glass front doors flanked by two glass front panels over four-door base, applied jade, mother of pearl and stone decorations including birds similar to breakfront, 77"h x 34"w, 24" sides. 500-1,000
324. Heavily carved teak marble top low table, pierce carved skirt, great detail, cut down, 36"d x 17"h. 250-400
335. English walnut octagonal drop-side center table, dramatic burled top with geometric and linear accents, tapered and reeded legs, tall decorative finial to stretchers, swing leg needs repair. 300-500
336. Flamed mahogany dining table, Grand Rapids Chair Co, single pedestal atop base with four scrolled feet, four leaves, 28"h x 62" x 44", pristine condition. 400-600
305. French marble top bow front humidor, ormolu mounted corners, wreath-ring drop handles, one drawer over one door with large central cartouche inlaid in mixed woods of hanging flower basket, diamond marquetry side panels, mottled tan and white marble, no back splash, 30"h x 16"w x 15"d. 400-600
218. French style mahogany music cabinet, hand painted musical scenes and landscapes to front, sides and top, beautifully done, on a rich gold colored background, top and door have brass trimmings, three shelf interior, old triangular label on reverse reads GRM. 40"h x 18"w x 14"d. Good condition, some wear to finish, brass knob loose, two interior shelf braces split. 300-500
33. c.1920 flamed mahogany bow front music cabinet with beveled mirrored splash, one drawer over elegantly inlaid door in musical motif with blossoms and scrolling, mixed woods and mother of pearl inlay, shelved interior, excellent condition, 50"h x 19"w x 16"d. 400-600
323. Late 19th century English oak manor chair, carved shield back with griffins, serpents and birds, overlapping leaf edging, turned legs, 50"h x 25"w x 18"d. 400-600
345. Burled mahogany game table, turtle top form, applied carvings, carved X stretcher with urn finial, dramatic burling to top when closed, top opens to reveal cherry surface with mixed burled wood inlays, beautifully refinished, 30"h x 36"w x 18"d (closed). 400-600
94. Oversized formal mirror, fruit basket finial with wreaths, upper bout with landscape oil on canvas signed Caine, mirror to lower bout in fluted frame with shell accents, 20th century, 72"h x 36"w. 500-800
264. c.1830 mahogany Empire shaving mirror, dramatic ropetwist uprights with ball-topped spire finials, cut corner base on bun feet, beautifully figured base, several expected separations to frame, 28"h x 26"w x 11"d. 350-550
28. Fancy carved mahogany chair, Century Furniture Co, 37"h x 23"w x 19"d. 400-600
306. Early mahogany pembroke table, rounded corners to leaves, tapered legs, swing arm supports, loss to drawer bottom, some splits, refinished, leg repair, 27.5"h x 30.75"d, 19"w closed, 38"w open. 300-500
101. Carved oak lamp table, ropetwist uprights and stretchers, carved floral medallions to skirt, top fully carved with scrolls and blossoms, caned oval inset to top, refinished, 28"h x 28"w x 21"d. 350-550
128. Quality modern glass top coffee table, applied fleur di leis carvings to corners, ornate twisted wrought iron accents to legs, urn finial to stretcher, beveled glass inset top, excellent condition, 16"h x 54" x 34". 250-450
265. Tiger maple rocking chair, spectacular and vivid flamed graining with birdseye accents, classic curled arm construction, replaced rungs possibly cherry, excellently refinished, newly caned seat and back, 42"h x 21"w x 33"d. 250-350
217. Standing oak abacus, curled foot supports, original finish, wingnuts to rods, early 20th century, 60"h x 24"w x 20"d. 200-300
321. White alabaster pedestal, octagonal base supports ringed column and cut-corner top, 36"h, 10.5"w at top. 300-500
322. Walnut lady's rocker, carved back with griffins, acanthus type finials, scrolled accents, some old repairs, 32"h x 22"w x 26"d. 250-350