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A Classical Mahogany Carved Armchair attributed to Thomas Seymour, Boston, c. 1810

Illustrated: Mussey, Robert D., The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas Seymour . cat. no. 129 Height: 33 1/2 in.  Width: 21 1/2 in.

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A Rare Provincial Chippendale Cherry Corner Chair with Claw-and-Ball Feet, Probably Connecticut, Last Quarter, 18th Century

Provenance: Jonathan Trace Height: 30 3/4 in.  Width: 24 in.

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A very rare Queen Anne Carved Birchwood and Maple Armchair, Rhode Island

Provenance: Descended through the Ames Family; Once belonged to Benedict Arnold From: Brock ...

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A William & Mary Banister Back Armchair, Little Compton, Rhode Island, c.1740

Found locally in Rhode Island Referenced: Yale University Art Gallery Rhode Island Furniture Archive # RIF5839 Shown below is this chair in comparison with a related armchair now owned by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Height: 43 ½ in.  Width: 25 ½ in.

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A Mahogany Federal Hepplewhite Shield-Back Armchair, New York City, c.1790, attributed to George Shipley

Provenance: Madalyne D. Tillinghast Attribution is based on a labeled chair, ANTIQUES, April 1961, p. 374, George Shipley: His Furniture and His Label (see below). Height: 38 in. Width: 22 in.

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A Rare Mahogany Chippendale Armchair with Marlborough Feet, Boston, Massachusetts, c.1770

Provenance: Bernard & S. Dean Levy A Chippendale armchair of rococo style, having an ...

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sw01153: A Fine Hepplewhite Dressing Mirror with Urn Finials and Curule Spade Feet, English, c.1800

66 in.

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An Inlaid Mahogany Hepplewhite/George III Mirror, c.1780

This mirror retains an old surface with a fully developed conch shell inlay and an unusually beautifully developed urn finial. Backboards et al are original. Height: 57 in.

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A Fine Inlaid Mahogany and Giltwood Federal Mirror with Urn Finial, New York, c.1790

Height: 60 in.

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A Small Mahogany Federal Mirror, Boston, Attributed to Elisha Tucker, c.1810

This mirror retains its original glass, first surface, and original backboard. A highly similar example of this form, labeled by Elisha Tucker, is illustrated in The Mirror Book, Herbert Schiffer. Height: 18 ½ in.

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A George II Parcel-Gilt Walnut Looking Glass, English, 18th Century

Provenance: Israel Sack, Inc.; Collection of Cecille Lehman Mayor Height: 41 1/2"

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A Tall Chippendale Mahogany and Parcel-Gilt Constitution Mirror w/ Gilded Phoenix in Old Surface, c.1780

Height: 60 in. Width: 29 in.

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A Diminutive Classical/Federal Gilt Mirror with Eagle and Urn Finial, All Original, New York, c.1810

Height: 36 in.

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A Chippendale Mahogany and Gilded Wood Architectural Constitution Mirror with Eagle, American or English, in Old Surface, c.1770

Height: 54 ½ in.

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A Fine Carved Chippendale and Mahogany Parcel-Gilt Mirror in Old Surface, England, c.1760

Height: 41 in.

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A Queen Anne Walnut Mirror, early 18th century

A related mirror is illustrated in American Antiques From Israel Sack Collection, Vol. V Height: 33 in.

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A Small Mahogany Shaving Mirror with Stenciled Label Chilton, Massachusetts, c.1820

This cabinetmaker is reputed to have done case work for the Willard clock family. The case work is of extremely fine tolerances so that when one drawer is pushed in, another is pushed out due to the air compression. It should be noted also that these unusual pulls appear to be first. An almost identical dress glass appears in Wallace Nuttings’ Furniture Treasury , illustration 3216. Height: 25 1/2 in. Width: 21 in. Depth: 7 3/4 in.

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Aesthetic Gilt Open Floral Carved Frame, c. 1890

Aesthetic Gilt Open Floral Carved Frame, c. 1890

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A Small Classical Maple Over-Mantle Mirror, American, c. 1830

Height: 18 1/2 in.  Width: 37 1/2 in.

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A Classical Tiger Maple Over-Mantle Mirror with Acorns, New England, c. 1830

Height: 28 in. Width: 64 in.

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A Classical Over-Mantel Mirror, Probably New York, c. 1805-1815

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A Federal /Classical Carved Oval Giltwood Mirror, possibly Salem, c.1820

Height: 34 in.  Width: 22 1/2 in.

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A South European Walnut, Fruitwood and Parquetry Mirror, Probably Italian, 2nd Quarter of 19th Century

Height: 89 1/2 in. Width: 44 in.

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An Opulent Green Lacquer/Chinoiserie Mirror with Beveled Glass, China, 18th century

This mirror is clearly 18th century, including its original beveled glass.  The oxidation on the mirror is most pleasing, and has aged well.  The painting, figures, etc. are all original, with very minor touch up on some of the green, which is expected with age.  The form of the mirror, with its beautiful scrolling, is reminiscent of a European dutch style and probably made for the European market.  It is rare to come across these mirrors in such fine condition and one in this condition is...

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A Rare Classical/Federal Dressing Mirror with Lyre Supports and Brass Feet, New York, c.1820

Provenance: Bernard & S. Dean Levy Height: 27 in.  Width: 33 1/2 in.

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A Grand Federal Giltwood Pier Mirror with Agricultural Trophies, English or Possibly Salem, c.1810

A related mirror is illustrated as cat. no. 3027 in Furniture Treasury , Wallace Nutting. Height: 64 ½ in. Width: 32 in.

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A Very Fine Federal Giltwood and Eglomise Paneled Looking Glass, New York, c.1810

This is one of the finest examples extant of the form.  It has the most desirable eagle in its original eglomise panel (all glass/mirror is original).  Note, above the central reverse painting, the lyre flanked by wheat stalks in carved urns.  This is the only example we know of which has a lyre as its top finial.  It doesn't get better.  This is probably the finest example with no repairs or alterations whatsoever in the world of federal mirrors. Height: 53"

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A Tall Sheraton Gilt Mirror with Églomisé Glass Painted Panel and Original Beveled Mirror, Massachusetts, c.1800-18105

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A Gilt Sheraton Tabernacle Looking Glass by Peter Grinnell & Son, Providence, RI, c.1810-1820

Exhibited & Published: Kane, Patricia: Art & Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture , 1650-1830, Yale University Art Gallery (Catalog No. 105) Height:  43 in.

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A Diminutive and Finely Painted Federal Giltwood Tabernacle Mirror, c.1820

Height: 28 3/4 in.

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A Classical Giltwood Tabernacle Mirror with Églomisé Panel Depicting Musical Symbols, probably New York, c.1810

All is original: glass, gilt, and old surface. Height: 50 in.

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A Large Classical Gilt Gesso Girandole Mirror with Lion's-Head Pendant, Probably New York, c.1800

Height: 58 1/2 in.

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A George II Parcel Gilt Walnut Looking Glass, English, 18th Century, Collection of Cecille Lehman Mayor

Cecille (Seligman) Lehman Mayor, 1893-1962 - Manhattan & Tarrytown, New York Betty (Lehman) Asil, 1918-1989 - White Plains, New York (daughter) Height: 41 1/2 in. Width: 19 1/2 in. 

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A Small Classical Gilded Wood Tabernacle Mirror with Cornucopia, Boston, c.1820

Provenance: Margaret Reardon Height: 38 in.

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A Large Monumental Classical Gilded Wood Mirror with Carved Grapes and Original Glass and Gilt, Probably Boston, c.1820

This mirror has a molded cornice with acorns over a frieze, which is centered by grapes on a vine. The center panel is flanked by ogee-arched niches filled with foliate plumes over a rectangular plate. The mirror’s conforming frame has a rope twist turn. Gilding is first, as is the mirror, which retains its original backboard. Height: 67 1/2 in. Width: 41 3/4 in.

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A Federal Gilt Mirror with Original Gilt Tabernacle Mirror with Patriotic Reverse Painting, in As-Found Old Surface, c.1800–1810

Provenance: Hillary Nolan The reverse-painting panel features the figure of the Liberty ...

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A Very Fine Giltwood Girandole Mirror with Serpent, English, c.1815

Provenance: Francis J. Purcell Height: 46 in. Width: 31in.

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A Sheraton Girandole Convex Mirror with Candle Sconces and Reverse Painting, English or American, c. 1790

36”

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A Newport Mahogany Serpentine Shaving/Dressing Mirror, c.1780

Referenced: Yale University Art Gallery Rhode Island Furniture Archive # RIF5455   This piece came out of the Joseph “Darby” K. Ott collection, which was very highly regarded.  (The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Jospeh K. Ott, Christie’s, January 10, 2012, lot 143.)   This is one of the rarest of the rare, and the quality incomparable.   Note the very fine exposed dovetails, as if one of the craftsmen wanted to show his stuff.  Note the wood puls are later, and being the the...

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A Grand Elaborately Carved Gold-Leaf Chippendale/Classical Mirror

Height: 51 in.

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A Tall Fine Reverse-Painted Elaborately Gilt Tabernacle Mirror, All Original Gilt and Glass, c.1820

Provenance: Hillary & Paulette Nolan Height: 44 1/2 in.  Width: 23 1/4 in.

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An Impressive Federal Girandole Convex Mirror with Dolphins and Sea Serpent, New York, c.1805-1815

Provenance: Ginsberg & Levy This convex mirror is made of gilded pine. It is surmounted by a seahorse on a ...

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A Classical Carved Giltwood Regency Convex Mirror with Rare Large Lyre Cartouche, England, Early 19th Century

Height: 45 in.

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A Fine Inlaid Mahogany and Giltwood Federal Mirror with Urn Finial, New York, c.1790

Height: 54 1/2"

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Classical Gilt Tabernacle Mirror with Shell and Reverse Painting, c.1820

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A Federal Inlaid Tambour Desk, with Eagle inlay, probably New York, c.1810

Provenance: Ginsberg & Levy Illustrated: Antiques magazine, Sept. 1957, p. 199  and Stoneman, Vernon C.: John and Thomas Seymour: Cabinet Makers in Boston. 1794–1816 , cat. no. 42 An almost identical model was Auctioned March 27th, 2010, Neal Auction. Ours are ...

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A Diminutive Mahogany Ladies Secretary, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1800-10

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A Fine and Rare Mahogany Hepplewhite Inlaid Tambour Writing Desk with Embedded Swag inlay, Attributed to John & Thomas Seymour, Boston, c.1805

Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Illustrated: Related examples appear in Mussey, Robert D. , The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour , pps.142 and 157. Height: 41 in. Length: 36 in. Depth: 18 1/2 in.

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An Important Federal Inlaid and Satinwood-Veneered Writing Desk, Attributed To Thomas and/or John Seymour, Boston, MA, 1793-96

Provenance: Judge Henry T. Lummus, former Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Court; Mrs. Arthur Virgin, ...

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The Baron Steigel Chippendale Carved Mahogany Highboy, Philadelphia, c.1755

Carving Attributed to Samuel Harding and “the Garvan Carver” Provenance: Baron Henry William Stiegel (1729-1785) via a direct descendant; Joe Kindig, Sr. Illustrated: A related lowboy is illustrated in Lockwood, Luke Vincent. Colonial Furniture in America , vol. I, figure 109. Click here for a brief report on this piece by Alan Miller.  Height: 94 3/4 in. Width: 47 1/4 in. Depth: 24 1/2 in.

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