Bird’s eye maple and satinwood inlaid case attributed to John or Thomas Seymour Provenance: Trinity Church, Boston Note: The attached letter from Kirtland Crump was written upon his examination of this clock. Height:103 in. Width:19 in.
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Referenced: Yale University Art Gallery, Rhode Island Furniture Archive #RIF5835 Newport/Providence produced some of the most desirable tall case clocks in the Colonies, hallmarked by their stylistic block and beautifully carved shell. This clock is especially desirable because of the engraved silver dial worked by Caleb Wheaton, a famous clockmaker of that period. Most dials were purchased outside the shop, however Wheaton was also an engraver and here he engraves his famous...
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Provenance: Ms. Ruth M. Sternon Allen of Rhode Island; Nathan Liverant Referenced: Yale University Art Gallery, Rhode Island Furniture Archive #RIF4217 The domed top with turned and carved finials, fluted free-standing columns flanking the arched and glazed hood door, the waist with block and carved shell door, raised base panel, ogee feet, 12-in. engraved brass dial with Roman numerals, second's bit, recessed calendar, signed in the arch Squire Millerd, Warwick with red wax in the...
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Illustrated: Burt, Owen H.: Walter H. Durfee and His Curtis Girandole Clocks , The NAWCC Watch & Clock Bulletin , Feb. 2011, p.8 (See scanned pages below.) Referenced: Yale University Art Gallery Rhode Island Furniture Archive #RIF3407 Height: 45 in.
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The reverse painting of this clock is signed "D.J. Steele" in the sea. Out Durfee Girandole is similarly signed at the base of the throat glass. D.J. Steele was a well-respected Boston artist of Durfee's time, considered to be the best artist doing this kind of work. Height: 40 in. Length: 10 in. Depth: 4 in.
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Identification by Kirtland crump conjects that the tablet is an original period one that had putty added to the frames many years ago. The dial has an outstanding signature and is correct to this piece. Signed lyre clocks are rare and this is a fine example. Height: 38 1/2 in.
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Eight-day brass weight powered timepiece movement with outstanding original tablets and nice old finish. Minor imperfections. John Sawin was apprenticed to Aaron Willard, Jr. and was frequently employed by Simon Willard, Jr. He worked alone at 33 Cornhill in Boston from 1829-1863. Height: 43 in.
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Movement attributed to John Sawin. Case Attributed to John & Thomas Seymour or Circle. Provenance: Collection of Mark Shanaberger Illustrated: Distin & Bishop, American Clocks, p.124 Please see the three following images: A study of our clock by Kirtland H. ...
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Provenance: Kirtland H. Crump Shown below is an identification and appraisal of this clock by Kirtland H. Crump. This clock retains its original paper iron dial labeled by Curtis & Dunning Height: 38 in.
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The movement is stamped “A.D. Wilson / Prov, R.I.” who worked (1874-1927, see attached). He probably made this for Walter Durfee, who made the best time pieces at that time. An engraved panel inside the door indicates ownership through two Providence banks (see attached), and the painting on the dial is probably a Newport coastal scene. The craftsmanship of the case is superb. The variegated inlay offsets the mahogany case, which is of the solid. The modeling is very close...
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This small scale foot stool is elaborately developed around a theme that is illustrated in American Antique Furniture , Edgar Miller, Jr., illustration 1706. This example, however, is highly embellished with bold rosettes, all of which terminate with inwardly curved, scrolled feet. Height: 17 in. Width: 17 in.
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The shaped headrest with rolled crest and flanking cornucopiae, over a rectangular frame with bowed footrest with rope-carved decoration and applied anthemia. Height: 33 in. Depth: 22 in. Length: 86 in.
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Exhibited: Metropolitan Museum of Art (1923) Illustrated: Lockwood, Luke Vincent. Colonial Furniture in America , vol. II, fig. 660 Provenance: R.T. Haines Halsey, Francis P. Garvan, Bernard & S. Dean Levy This important crest rail is composed of three large ...
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One stool appears period, the other probably made sometime after, as it appears to have had less wear. They have historic horsehair fabric. Height: 8 in. Width: 13 in.
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There are many iterations of this sofa, and this is the very best of its type. The carving on the crest is as complex as it gets and carved to absolute perfection. The arm supports are beautifully defined with reeding almost vanishing to the top of the arm, and finished as if it were jewelry. Note the top of each of the reeded legs with the compressed serrated donut; this feature, although seemingly small is one of the nuances that makes for “the best of the form”. In his book, ...
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This elegant sofa has fine stylized lines with a bowed seat making for a commodious and comfortable sofa. The arms are carefully scrolled and restrained as is the arching of the back which complements the seat. The legs are Hepplewhite in style with spade feet, which are reinforced with their original stretchers. Note the nice arch to the rear legs, which form a continuous line with the upholstered back. (See side view.) The fabric that is on it is a silk, as we received it. The...
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Found locally in Rhode Island, It is rare to find a complete potty stool of this period in original first surface. The secondary chestnut is secured to the case with original rosehead nails. While this stool served a utilitarian function, its form with shaped apron and feet give this compact form a strong pleasing visual image, and, in its own right, a notable form. Referenced: Yale University Art Gallery Rhode Island Furniture Archive #RIF4316 Height: 19 in. Width: 18 ½ in.
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This elegant sofa, which is great for use at the end of a bed, is illustrated in Richard Randall, American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston , cat.no.193. (see scan below). Length: 34 1/4 in.
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We have handled perhaps a half dozen of these models and in the three we can illustrate, one can see stylistically, the arch of the back is rather flat, in comparison to the other two. Also, note the development in the panels above the front legs, and compare the other models. Also, the treatment in the panel at the base of the sofa. See also: A related Sofa, in the Stanley Weiss Collection ( sw01135 ) A related Sofa, with Chinese Chippendale Feet ( sw00817 ) - Now Sold. So, if...
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This is a tall bed and makes an impressive statement, no doubt, for a large scale Philadelphia house. Slightly taller than most of this type, it has earlier square tapered legs, and not the usual fluted kind that would mimic the top of the tall post. Consequently, it is earlier, and leans closer toward a Chippendale form. The carvings are beautifully done and this bed has been enlarged (to accommodate a queen sized mattress*) by Joseph Kindig, who was one of the major dealers and...
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Illustrated: A nearly identical chair to this pair (but with applied ...
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Each with canted crest with figured mahogany tablet above rounded arms with scroll and leaf-carved supports, over a bowed base raised on shaped feet. A similar pair of Classical Armchairs sold at Sotheby's in 1985. Height: 41 in. Width: 25 in.
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