A Court Cupboard was the most important piece in the Pilgrim household. It showed off the beautiful pottery, silver or pewter on the top and stored food and dishes on the inside. Today, we still feel the Court Cupboard is a very important piece in a Pilgrim collection. This one is English and dates from the early 17th Century. It has very minimal restoration. The hinges on the base were at one time butterfly and have been gone for many years replaced by butt hinges. The cupboard has carving and inlay and is in old if not original surface. Size is 53 1/2" high x 55" wide x 22" deep. A real beauty!
An English late 17th to early 18th Century Nulling carved front Bible Box in great surface. It measures 24" wide x 16" deep x 7" high. Over the years the snip hinges were replaced with neat strap hinges and a lock plate was added. Otherwise, the box is as found. A great addition to an early collection.
Just a simple chair with original surface. Usable anywhere. I think, they work really neat close to a hearth. A few repairs due to use and age.
PAIR OF CARVER SIDE CHAIRS
RARE RARE pair of American Carver side chairs. Found in two different collections these chairs were made in the same SW Massachusetts shop. The one chair was over painted at one time with gray paint which was carefully removed. Just light remains of the paint are still seen on the chair. One chair has an old leather seat over the old rush while the other had a leather seat added in the 20th Century over the rush. There are no replacements on either chair or endings. Ex. Brian Cullity.
Just a simple country mirror with its original black painted frame and nice old mirror glass. The frame has cut nails, the original back board, spline corners and is 9 1/8" wide x 11" high.
Found and made in Illinois this cute little stool says:
For sitting only
Don't stand on it
The stool is 13 1/4" wide x 8 1/2" deep x 15" high.
This Bible /Document Box is a nice small size. It is 18 1/2" wide x 11" deep x 7" high. It is late 17th to early 18th Century and English. There are initials on the back and it retains the original snipe hinges although the hasp is long gone.
WILLIAM AND MARY SIDE CHAIR
WOW what a chair! This has to be one of the best William and Mary side chairs I have ever owned. It is English and late 17th to early 18th Century. Surface is old and possibly the original. It is a tall powerful presence with a fantastic crest and a finial on the center stretcher. Something I have never seen before. The chair is original but the velvet is newer.
Who ever has enough drawers? This really suburb set of Apothecary drawers would work on a counter, chest or table. It has its original surface with square nails and dovetailed drawers. The drawers are 21" high x 27" wide x 13" deep.
THREE LEG TABLE
Probably made in the late 1940's or 1950's, this table is extremely usable and looks fantastic with early things. Turnings on the legs are great and the size is 27 1/2" high x 26 1/2" x 26 1/2" top diameter making it perfect between 2 chairs or for eating.
X BASE CANDLESTAND
The candlestand has the best dry natural surface and all the pieces and parts started life together. Found in New England it has a metal band with square nails wrapped around the top, I guess, to hold the two board top together. Stand appears to be early 18th Century and is 23" high with a top that is 15" x 14 3/4" in diameter.
PAIR OF CHARLES II CHAIRS
Deaccessioned from Deerfield many years ago, the Charles II chairs are solid and very easy to sit in around a table. Professional restoration added iron straps to keep them from swaying as so many of these can do. One of the pair has lost its ball on the bottom of the feet and one of the finial nipples. The chairs have old black paint and the caning is in perfect condition.
Talk about a "GREAT" chair! This early 17th Century chair was once upholstered in silk which except for a tiny left between the tacks on the back is long gone. Sadly silk doesn't age well. The leather seat was added recently. A Tudor rose is in the center of the bottom stretcher. Measuring 46" high x 28" wide x 16 1/4" deep it is a very comfortable chair for most anyone. The frame is a very mellow and dry most likely original surface.
For those looking for a unique bed, this press bed is not only very usable but a space saver. It folds down to form a very solid bed and when not in use it can be stored up against the wall. It has shoe feet and the fold down legs . make a great place to display a blanket or quilt such as a linsey. The bed was refinished in the 1960's or 70's. It measures 81" long or high on the wall x 51" wide x 29" deep from the wall x 24" high when down for a bed.
Sitting on its original ball feet this small cupboard was probably used for food storage. It has a mellow natural and dry surface. The doors have "H" hinges and it is early 18th Century Welsh. There has been a little stabilizing of the feet and a round 3/4 inch hole in the top of one door which remains a mystery! Measuring 43" wide x 47" high x 17" deep it has a sea serpent and the Tudor rose in the carving.
A rarely seen Colonial Spanish Bench with the best carving and spindles. An old mellow surface the bench sits very well and is extremely solid. Written on the back are several Spanish words which I am try to get translated.
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