Hollywood Regency Butterfly Arm Chair
A most unusual late 19th, early 20th century carved mahogany "Hollywood Regency" arm chair. This unusual and rare design successfully incorporates a variety of furniture styles and original if not unique features. The unusual sculpted arms and back upholstery reflect the form and silhouette of a butterfly, further amplified during recent restoration through our choice of iridescent blue front fabric, which echos the intensity and colouring of the Latin American Morpho butterfly. Further finishing details include matching welting, trimmed with antique pewter hob nailsThe chair underwent a full top to bottom restoration, first stripping the original horse hair upholstery so as to be able to refinish and re-glue all of the frame joints and suspension.
Hollywood Regency " Butterfly" Front
This image of the back section of the chair clearly illustrates the uniqueness of the piece and its sculptural quality and organic flow. We have chosen fabrics to echo the brilliant shimmering blues of the Morpho butterfly and preserved the original sculpted upholstery stuffing so as to insure the integrity of the original when restoring the chair. The scalloped edges further define the shape and artistry of the design which border the wings of the create whose arms enfold and support the chairs occupants. This is a rare and beautiful piece of furniture which we seldom see successfully bridging the two worlds of sculptural art, and functional furniture.
Width: 23.5" / 60 CM
Depth: 27.5" / 70 CM
Height: 45" / 114 CM
Front View Swedish Rococo Arm Chair
Width: 25.5" / 65 CM
Depth: 21" / 53 CM
Height: 39" / 99 CM
Carved American Regency Sofa
Attributed to the shop of Samuel McIntire Salem mass 1775-1818
A wonderful example of American Regency furniture, attributed to the work shop of Samuel McIntire, Born in Salem, Massachusetts January 16, 1757 to housewright Joseph McIntire and Sarah. He was trained as a woodcarver by trade who grew into the practice of architecture later in life. This elegant example is one of several known examples and exhibits the best carving of the period, artfully showcasing the carvers skills while exhibiting a sense of balance and constraint.
Queen Anne carved Compass Seat Side Chair
Very rare Figured Walnut Compass-Seat Side Chair with Heart
Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1745
Possibly related to a similar chair offered for sale at Sothebys in October 2002 Americana Sale (Bearing a label and collection number 53 attached to the interior of the seat frame inscribed From Indian Hill, 1938; appears to retain old finish under shellac.)
Height 38 1/2 in.
Major Benjamin Perley Poore, Indian Hill Farm, Newburyport, Massachusetts;
Collection of C.E. and E.L. Garvin;
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The American Heritage Society Auction of Americana, November 19, 1977, sale 4048, lot 1247;
John Walton, Jewett City, Connecticut, January 1984
Frances Clary Morse, Furniture of the Olden Times, (New York, The MacMillan Co., 1917), pp. 123, 162 and 164
Philadelphia Walnut Chippendale 4 Shell Side Chair
VERY RARE CHIPPENDALE CARVED WALNUT SIDECHAIR, Philadelphia, 1760-1780 attributed to the shop of JOHN ELLIOTT, SR. (1713-1793), PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1755
The serpentine crestrail centering a carved shell with outscrolled ears above a pierced vasiform splat above a trapezoidal slipseat and an apron centering a carved shell, on cabriole legs with shell carved knees and ball-and-claw feet
Classic Buttoned English leather Wing Chair
English Vale of York Windsor Chair
A classic early English 19th Century bow back Windsor arm chair from the Vale of York. Ash and oak spindles with sycamore seat. Wonderful surface history with warm mellow patinated presence and appeal. A substantial, functional, beautiful and visually pleasing example, with full height, widely splayed legs with leg turnings typical of examples from the region. Academic works identify this school of chair making as a phenomenon which began after 1800, developed by chair makers who migrated from the High Wycombe. This early school of chair makers established by Ivan Sparkes, Bernard cotton and others who settled in Nottinghamshire in the early 19th Century and quickly established a regional style. This " standard" Yorkshire Windsor is typified by the work documented by Christopher Gilbert, in a 1995 publication which details the Low Cringles workshop , near Keighley.
French Louis XIII Walnut Lolling Chair
An exceptional antique early 18th Century Louis XIII French carved and turned walnut armchair with full height, robust turned undercarriage and stretchers. A rare example of an iconic French form of the period which is example is an prototype for the form and the style of the period. This example has recently undergone a full restoration from top to bottom French linen upholstery and complementary pewter hobnail trim. The silhouette and thick and thin profiles of the ring and vase turnings accentuate the strength ability and eye for balanced beauty by its creator. The chair itself has a dramatic can't , or sloped back which makes it particularly comfortable to lie back in , hence the use of the term "lolling", as a descriptive for this form.
Boston mahogany Transitional Chippendale / Queen Anne Side Chair 1760-1775
A wonderful example of an 18th Century American " Owls Eye" Chippendale side chair,
Boston Circa 1765
Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: White Pine, Maple.
The “owl's eye splat” is typical design for Boston Chippendale chairs, and vary greatly in the carving and execution of the " ears " back splats, carved knees and feet. This example retains a good patinated early surface and rests on high ragged feet, more typically seen on earlier chairs of the Queen Anne Period. Other examples from the period have the more typical swept back ball and claw feet, see Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye New England Furniture: The Colonial Era
Philadelphia 3 Shell Chippendale Chairs 1760-1775
VERY RARE PAIR of CHIPPENDALE CARVED WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS, Philadelphia, 1760-1780 attributed to the shop of JOHN ELLIOTT, SR. (1713-1793), PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1755
The serpentine crest-rail centering a carved shell with ears, above a pierced vasiform splat above a trapezoidal slip seat. Sinuous cabriole legs with scallop shell carved knees which terminate in well defined, tension filled ball and claw feet.
Set of TEN -Renaissance Revival Chairs
3 of 10 Restored French Renaissance Revival Dinning Chairs
A remarkable set of 10 fully restored Renaissance Revival carved walnut dining chairs in impeccable condition. Each chair sports wonderfully carved lions paw feet front and back as well as acanthus carved knees and finials. Exquisite attention to detail has been paid when creating this set of superb chairs do to the finest detail. The original embossed leather was well beyond restoration but has been tastefully replaced with a rich open grain tobacco brown leather. All chair frames were regaled and stabilized before being reupholstered. A global search to find copies of the original unusual antique brass " star " hobnails achieved its purpose and as with the original design elevates this large functional set to the next level.
Harlequin pair of Hudson Valley "Duck Foot" Chairs
French Regency Style Carved Walnut Arm Chairs
Pair of French Carved Walnut Regency Style Armchairs , fully restored with French taupe linen and down filled seats
French Compact Leather Hobnail Club Chairs
Antique French Club Chairs with original leather and burnished bronze hobnail trim. Mohair velvet cushions
Boston Queen Anne Walnut Dining Chair
Front & Back Views of a Boston Queen Anne Side Chair in early surface
American Brace Back Windsor Side Chair
Exceptional 18th Century American Windsor braced back, fan back side chair in early 19th century surface. Areas of honest wear in keeping with 250 years of use , often revealing the original Windsor green beneath an early second surface. No restoration breaks or repairs of any kind. Well developed saddle seat moderate wear and honest patination and surface. This chair also has remnants of gold highlighting on the crest , ears and several of the bobbins. Purchased from Delaware dealer James M. Kilvington Antiques in the mid 90's. Identified as Pennsylvania or possibly Delaware origin according to the late Charles Santore. Circa 1770-80
French Louis XV carved Fauteuil à la Reine Style Arm Chairs
Two Fully Restored Regency Style Arm Chairs
Fully restored matching pair of late 19th century French Louis XV Beechwood Fauteuil à la Reine carved walnut arm chairs. The sinuous carved arms and " X " stretcher and feet are caved with a floral motif, while the front apron incorporates an inverted scallop shell. Both chairs have recently undergone a complete rebuild and restoration, have been re-sprung and reupholstered in an clay grey top of the line linen. The double beaded seat area elevate the whole as befits the style and character of the pair.