Brass Desk Standish

A large mid 18th century Spanish brass desk standish with a scalloped base. It holds a bell, two inks, a sander, a quill holder and a candle socket.

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Glazed Door Cupboard

A probably unique Lancaster County painted poplar cupboard, which retains its original bold four-color painted decoration. This piece has a very unusual form built to fit into a corner. It has a six light upper door with very wavy glass, over two drawers. The lower door has a single boldly raised panel over a wonderfully scalloped skirt. The hardware and paint is all original and intact.

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North Carolina Chippendale Desk

A superb North Carolina walnut Chippendale desk with blocked semi amphitheatre interior with 9 shells stop fluted document drawers topped with rosettes and many elaborate secret compartments. The case with stop fluted quarter columns and bead molded drawers on elaborately carved feet by Thomas White.

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Glass Roemer

This wonderful Dutch (or north German) glass Roemer could have come straight out of a Dutch master painting. It is amazingly excellent condition, particularly as it was delicately made in about 1665. This particular glass has an ovoid bowl on a hollow stem decorated with two rows of raspberries and a milled trail on coiled foot. They were made in a variety of sizes.

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Rare Carved Ebony Hand Mirror

A rare superb mid-17th century carved ebony hand mirror inlaid with ivory and mother of pearl. All surfaces are also elaborately engraved. The back is decorated with an exceptional Biblical scene. Although not signed, this mirror is typical of the work of Gerardus Bellekin. Pieces of this quality are rarely found outside of museum collections.

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Victor de Grailly Oil Painting

A fine oil painting on canvas of the oxbow on the Connecticut River from Mount Holyoke by Victor de Grailly. A nearly identical painting is illustrated and discussed in William Banks article on Victor De Grailly on pages 93 to 95, in the July, 1974 issue of the magazine Antiques.

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English Walnut Dressing Mirror

A fine English walnut tilting dressing mirror over a bank of three molded drawers on OG bracket feet. This example has all its original brass, gilding, key and glass. The detail on the cabinet is also quite fine.

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Blue Persian Delft Wig Stand

A blue Persian wig stand of an unusually small size, perhaps for a child's wig. It consists of a faceted ball on a knopped stem with a faceted domed base. The dark blue ground is enameled all over with white stylized flowers.

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English Posset Pot

An early 18th century Bristol delft posset pot. Posset pots belong to a group of specialized drinking vessels made in the seventeenth and early eighteenth century that are of particular interest to delft collectors. Posset was made of a mixture of cream, eggs, ale or spirits and spices, which curdled and then separated allowing the whey to be sipped through the straw-like spout. It was a popular drink at celebrations such as weddings and was passed hand to hand and shared among the guests. It was also commonly used as a "restorative", for the infirm. Common elements are the two large handles and the "spout" emanating from the base of the vessel, also a cover with a finial. Most are in blue and white, but a few rare examples such as this one are decorated in polychrome. The popularity of posset declined rapidly as the eighteenth century began so these vessels frequently represent among the earlier forms available to the collector.

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